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Apr
24

It’s Official! The Alpha Showdown 2015 Bracket

It’s Official! The Alpha Showdown 2015 Bracket The fifth annual Alpha Showdown is slated to begin May 18. Are you ready? Your votes selected all 16 of our alphas, and we loved seeing new faces this year! We have fresh blood in the bracket this year including Kaleb (Nalini Singh), Mad Rogan (Ilona Andrews) and Celaena Sardothien (Sarah J. Maas) alongside long-time favorites like Ethan Sullivan (Chloe Neill), Jane Yellowrock (Faith Hunter) and Vlad...
Apr
17

Giveaway: Midnight Crossroad by Charlaine Harris

Giveaway: Midnight Crossroad by Charlaine Harris The first week of May has long been my Charlaine Harris week. For years it was when I got my annual Sookie Stackhouse fix. (Okay, we all know I was there for Eric Northman, too.) After that series ended, I wondered what I would read that week. Luckily, Charlaine’s new Midnight, Texas series came around. Last year, we got our first taste of the quaint Texas town with more than its fair share of magic...
Apr
13

If You Like Night Huntress…Read Jane Jameson

If You Like Night Huntress…Read Jane Jameson A recent Molly Harper binge got me thinking again about the differences between urban fantasy and paranormal romance. Ultimately, I don’t think it really matters. Read what you like. Who cares what they call it? But I’m still a word nerd so I’m compelled to contemplate. Harper’s Jane Jameson series falls into that awkward space between UF and PNR (VBC’s review of Nice Girls Don’t Have Fangs)....
Apr
10

Review: A Secret to Die For by Sierra Dean (Secret McQueen #8)

Review: A Secret to Die For by Sierra Dean (Secret McQueen #8) A Secret to Die For (Secret McQueen #8) Sierra Dean Published Dec.16, 2014 (Samhain) Purchase at: Amazon Review source: purchased Reviewed by: Krista Rating (out of 5): 3 stars Note: While this review will be spoiler free, it does reference events from previous books in the series. I have been with Secret since Something Secret This Way Comes back in 2011. What I found was an interesting character and an...
Apr
9

New Immortals After Dark Covers!

New Immortals After Dark Covers! Kresley Cole is a fan favorite with the VBC team. Her Immortals After Dark series is the longest running of her series, and it’s one that most paranormal romance readers would label as essential reading. Gallery Books decided it was time to start giving the series a facelift. So, we have new cover art for three of the books: A Hunger Like No Other, No Rest for the Wicked and Warlord Wants Forever....
Apr
9

Review: Dark Heir by Faith Hunter (Jane Yellowrock #9)

Review: Dark Heir by Faith Hunter (Jane Yellowrock #9) Dark Heir (Jane Yellowrock #9) Faith Hunter Published: Apr. 7, 2015 (Roc) Purchase: Book Depository or Amazon Review source: copy provided by publisher in exchange for an honest review Reviewed by: Margaret Rating (out of 5): 4 stars Note: While review will be spoiler free, it does make reference to previous books in the series. If you haven’t started yet, check out VBC’s review of Skinwalker....
Apr
8

Review: Garden of Dreams and Desires by Kristen Painter (Crescent City #3)

Review: Garden of Dreams and Desires by Kristen Painter (Crescent City #3) Garden of Dreams and Desires (Crescent City #3) Kristen Painter Published: Apr. 7, 2015 (Orbit) Purchase: Book Depository or Amazon Review source: copy provided by publisher in exchange for an honest review Reviewed by: Margaret Rating (out of 5): 3 stars Note: While review will be spoiler free, it does make reference to previous books in the series. A few days have passed since the end of City of Eternal...
Apr
7

Review: The Shadows by J.R. Ward (Black Dagger Brotherhood #13)

Review: The Shadows by J.R. Ward (Black Dagger Brotherhood #13) The Shadows (Black Dagger Brotherhood #13) J.R. Ward Published: March 31, 2015 (NAL) Purchase: Book Depository or Amazon Review source: purchased Reviewed by: Krista Rating (out of 5): 3 stars Note: While this review will be spoiler free, it will make reference to previous books in the series. If you haven’t started the series yet, check out VBC’s review of book 1, Dark Lover. At the beginning...
Apr
1

April 2015 New Releases: Kelley Armstrong, Jennifer Estep, Kristen Painter, Jennifer Ashley, Diana Rowland, and more

April 2015 New Releases: Kelley Armstrong, Jennifer Estep, Kristen Painter, Jennifer Ashley, Diana Rowland, and 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 April 2015. 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, YA...
Mar
30

Excerpt from Faith Hunter’s Dark Heir

Excerpt from Faith Hunter’s Dark Heir Faith Hunter’s latest Jane Yellowrock novel Dark Heir releases in just over a week (April 7, pre-order it), and VBC knows many of you are ready for more Jane and Beast kicking ass. Though, the fanged foe in this one is going to give our heroine some serious trouble. To help with the wait until the book hits shelves, we have an exclusive excerpt from Dark Heir, and if you want more check out the blog...

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