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Dec
14

Vampire Book Club’s Best Books of 2017

Vampire Book Club’s Best Books of 2017 Crafting the year-end favorites list is always an arduous task. This year brought us brilliant books from new authors and long-time favorites. Lots of gritty worldbuilding, sexy vampires, and even understanding into how the world could be torn apart. We’ve tried several formats over the years. Sometimes a straight top 10 (this was easier when they were all Chelsea’s picks 😉 ) and sometimes a top five from...
Dec
13

Win It Wednesday: The Wicked Vampire by Kate Baxter

Win It Wednesday: The Wicked Vampire by Kate Baxter I adore Kate Baxter’s The Last True Vampire series. As Amy pointed out in her review of The Wicked Vampire last week, if you miss good paranormal romance with vampires, this is it. From my end, this book in the series features my favorite trope: enemies to lovers! Here’s the official blurb: He was one of the most feared creatures in the supernatural world, and yet, she was drawn to him unlike...
Dec
12

Paranormal Romance 101: JR Ward, Larissa Ione, Nalini Singh, Sherrilyn Kenyon and Jeaniene Frost

Paranormal Romance 101: JR Ward, Larissa Ione, Nalini Singh, Sherrilyn Kenyon and Jeaniene Frost Have you stuck a toe in the paranormal romance waters and found yourself wanting to sink to its depths? It’s understandable. There’s a brilliant escapism with paranormal romance. The swooning is there, as you expect, but most everything is on a grander scale. The alpha males are turned up to eleven, thanks to their non-human status. The black moments involve fighting against one’s nature and/or being...
Dec
8

Top 5 Urban Fantasy Series That Ended Too Soon

Top 5 Urban Fantasy Series That Ended Too Soon I love a good binge read, though I don’t get to do it as often as I did before I started reviewing. But there’s a problem with reading like that—if not enough people buy the series when it first comes out, there won’t be enough books to binge. So when you find a series you love, don’t wait to buy all the books, check them out from the library, and tell everyone you’ve ever met how much you love it. A...
Dec
5

Release-Day Review: The Wicked Vampire by Kate Baxter (TLTV #6)

Release-Day Review: The Wicked Vampire by Kate Baxter (TLTV #6) The Wicked Vampire (The Last True Vampire #6) Kate Baxter Published: Dec. 5, 2017 (St. Martin’s) Purchase: Book Depository or Amazon Review source: copy provided by publisher in exchange for an honest review Reviewed by: Amy Rating (out of 5): 4 stars Note: While this review will be spoiler free, it will reference previous books. If you haven’t started this series yet, check out VBC’s review of book 1,...
Dec
4

December 2017 New Releases: Faith Hunter, Jenn Stark, Kate Baxter, Jennifer Estep, Kendare Blake & more

December 2017 New Releases: Faith Hunter, Jenn Stark, Kate Baxter, Jennifer Estep, Kendare Blake & more In an effort to help you keep that to-read list updated, I’ve compiled the hot urban fantasy and paranormal romance releases for December 2017. All dates are U.S. and tentative. Also: Click the title of any book to visit the Amazon page for pre-order or purchase goodness. I’ve included genre classification with each book: UF is urban fantasy, PNR is paranormal romance, F is fantasy, SF is science fiction,...
Nov
27

Top 10 Books to Re-Read During the Holidays

Top 10 Books to Re-Read During the Holidays The week of Halloween I read a book that had been languishing on my Kindle for a while. It’s set in a small town as it prepares for its annual Halloween festival. I loved how the sweater weather and changing leaves mirrored real life—I felt like I was a part of the story. Then I realized that the book came out in July. Reading it then might have been a completely different experience. That got me...
Nov
15

Win It Wednesday: Edge of Darkness anthology featuring Christine Feehan, Maggie Shayne, and Lori Herter

Win It Wednesday: Edge of Darkness anthology featuring Christine Feehan, Maggie Shayne, and Lori Herter I was skimming my big stack of giveaway books—yes, I really have a to-be-VBC-giveaway pile—and was struggling to pick the right author for this week’s Win It Wednesday. Luckily, I found a copy of the Edge of Darkness anthology for y’all. That means one book with three novellas. And these aren’t just any novellas, folks. We’re talking sexy-sexy vampire romance novellas. Perfect...
Nov
14

Halfway to the Grave Re-Read Recap Thread!

Halfway to the Grave Re-Read Recap Thread! Re-reading Jeaniene Frost’s Halfway to the Grave was just what I needed this month. The first time Bones called Cat “Kitten” I was grinning, and the joy didn’t let up until the last page. The real question, readers, is have you continued the re-read and dived in to the next books? I know some of our reviewers have. Below you’ll find some of the VBC staff’s reactions to...
Nov
7

Halfway Check-In: How’s the Halfway to the Grave Re-Read Going?

Halfway Check-In: How’s the Halfway to the Grave Re-Read Going? The VBC team is re-reading Halfway to the Grave by Jeaniene Frost in celebration of the book’s 10-year anniversary. The full details are in last week’s post. (We can wait while you catch up.) Are you joining us on this (re-)read? We have one more week until we offer our full re-read thoughts, but we figured the halfway point was a good time to check in with everyone. (Plus, VBC’s HBIC...

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