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Jun
16

Review: City of Heavenly Fire by Cassandra Clare (The Mortal Instruments #6)

Review: City of Heavenly Fire by Cassandra Clare (The Mortal Instruments #6) City of Heavenly Fire (The Mortal Instruments #6) Cassandra Clare Published: May 27, 2014 (Margaret K. McElderry) Purchase at: Book Depository or Amazon Review source: purchased Reviewed by: Jill Rating (out of 5): 4.5 stars Note: While this review will attempt to be spoiler free, it does make references to previous books in the series. If you haven’t started yet, check out VBC’s review of book 1,...
Jun
9

Review: Midnight Crossroad by Charlaine Harris (Midnight, Texas #1)

Review: Midnight Crossroad by Charlaine Harris (Midnight, Texas #1) Midnight Crossroad (Midnight, Texas #1) Charlaine Harris Published: May 6, 2014 (Ace) Purchase at: Book Depository or Amazon Review Source: Purchased Reviewed by: Chelsea Rating (out of 5): 4 stars I was a long-time fan of the Sookie Stackhouse series. I stuck with it though all thirteen books. That’s a long series, and over the course of the series my engagement was driven by the love of the...
Jun
6

Review: Blood Law by Jeannie Holmes (Alexandra Sabian #1)

Review: Blood Law by Jeannie Holmes (Alexandra Sabian #1) Blood Law (Alexandra Sabian #1) Jeannie Holmes Published: July 6, 2010 (Dell) Purchase: Book Depository or Amazon Review source: purchased Reviewed by: Jill Rating (out of 5): 4 stars Alexander Sabian works for the Federal Bureau of Preternatural Investigation (FBPI). She’s an Enforcer for the small Mississippi town of Jefferson and the surrounding areas, which means that if a crime is committed by, or...
May
26

Alpha Showdown 2014 Round 11: Bones vs. Adam Hauptman

Alpha Showdown 2014 Round 11: Bones vs. Adam Hauptman Update: Both sides fought hard here, but only one can come out on top. Adam Hauptman took 62 percent of the vote and moves on to face Reyes Farrow in the next round! Two more big-time fan favorites are pitted against each other in today’s Alpha Showdown round. It’s vampire versus werewolf as Jeaniene Frost’s Bones takes on Patricia Briggs’ Adam Hauptman. Which one advances in the...
May
23

Alpha Showdown 2014 Round 10: Vlad vs. Kate Daniels

Alpha Showdown 2014 Round 10: Vlad vs. Kate Daniels Update: It was a very close fight this round, but Kate Daniels and her vampire-slaying sword prevailed! She’ll advance in the Showdown. Is it just me or does each Alpha Showdown round get harder? Today’s is no exception. Can Kate Daniels defeat the original vampire Vlad? Which one advances in the Showdown is up to you! We’ve lined up great bloggers to explain why each alpha deserves to...
May
22

Alpha Showdown 2014 Round 9: Reyes Farrow vs. Wrath

Alpha Showdown 2014 Round 9: Reyes Farrow vs. Wrath Update: Wow! Both the Grimlets and BDB fans came out in force this time, but only one character can continue. Reyes Farrow won this match! We’ve finally made it through the first tier of Alpha Showdown battles. They were wicked, weren’t they? Well, I can’t say it gets easier from here on out. Today we pit the Son of Satan again the King of Vampires. Which one advances in the Showdown is...
May
21

Alpha Showdown 2014 Round 8: Acheron vs. Sabina Kane

Alpha Showdown 2014 Round 8: Acheron vs. Sabina Kane Update: Sabina put up a good fight, but in the end Acheron took home the victory. He’ll advance in the Showdown. Round 8 of the Alpha Showdown is the first-timers’ round. If we hadn’t changed our rules this year—taking off the “published in…” limitation—these two wouldn’t have made the bracket. So we’re pleased we made the change, because your...
May
15

Alpha Showdown 2014 Round 4: Ethan Sullivan vs. Vlad

Alpha Showdown 2014 Round 4: Ethan Sullivan vs. Vlad Update: Never mess with a man who can control fire. Vlad took home the win swiftly and soundly. Two lethal vampires enter the Alpha Showdown. Will the Master of Cadogan House top the pyrokinetic vampire of legend? You decide. We’ve lined up great bloggers to explain why each alpha deserves to advance. Read the pitches, and then make the call. ETHAN SULLIVAN You know him from: Chicagoland Vampires series...
May
14

Alpha Showdown 2014 Round 3: Wrath vs. Jane Yellowrock

Alpha Showdown 2014 Round 3: Wrath vs. Jane Yellowrock Update: Wrath remains the king! He won this round of the Showdown and will advance. Wrath and Jane Yellowrock are Alpha Showdown veterans. How will the fare in battle this year? That’s up to you. Will it be the King or the one her own author calls the Apex Alpha? We’ve lined up great bloggers to explain why each alpha deserves to advance. Read the pitches, and then make the call. WRATH You...
May
12

Alpha Showdown 2014 Round 1: Reyes vs. Zsadist

Alpha Showdown 2014 Round 1: Reyes vs. Zsadist Update: This round’s winner is Reyes Farrow! It was a close one. Final results: Reyes – 51%, Zsadist 49%. Both Reyes and Zsadist have made appearances in the Alpha Showdown before. Reyes almost took the top title last year. The slates have been wiped clean, though, and it’s time to begin the battle for the 2014 title. Both characters know a thing or two about Hell, but who will come out...

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