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Jul
23

Review: Generation V by M.L. Brennan (Generation V #1)

Review: Generation V by M.L. Brennan (Generation V #1) Generation V (Generation V #1) M.L. Brennan Published: May 7, 2013 (Penguin) Purchase: Book Depository or Amazon Review source: library Reviewed by: Margaret Rating (out of 5): 4 stars Fortitude Scott is about as far from the usual alpha male vampire as you can get. He’s a barista with a degree in film theory, a deadbeat roommate and a cheating girlfriend. He drives a beat up Ford Fiesta and his shoes...
Jul
22

Review: Nice Girls Don’t Have Fangs by Molly Harper (Jane Jameson #1)

Review: Nice Girls Don’t Have Fangs by Molly Harper (Jane Jameson #1) Nice Girls Don’t Have Fangs (Jane Jameson #1) Molly Harper Published: March 31, 2009 (Pocket Star) Purchase: Book Depository or Amazon Review Source: purchased Reviewed by: Jannelle Rating (out of 5): 4.5 stars Jane Jameson is a newly unemployed librarian and an even newer vampire. She lives in Half Moon Hollow which is an eccentric small town in middle America, full of humans, ghosts, werewolves and of...
Jul
18

Review: Masquerade by Melissa de la Cruz (Blue Bloods #2)

Review: Masquerade by Melissa de la Cruz (Blue Bloods #2) Masquerade (Blue Bloods #2) Melissa de la Cruz Published: August 10, 2009 (Disney Hyperion) Purchase: Book Depository or Amazon Review Source: purchased Reviewed by: Mary Rating (out of 5): 4.5 stars At the end of the first book in the Blue Bloods series, Schuyler’s dying grandmother charges her with tracking down her grandfather and enlisting him in the fight against the silver bloods (evil vampires)...
Jul
7

Review: Enslaved by the Others by Jess Haines (H&W Investigations #6)

Review: Enslaved by the Others by Jess Haines (H&W Investigations #6) Enslaved by the Others (H&W Investigations #6) Jess Haines Published: July 1, 2014 (Zebra) Purchase: Book Depository or Amazon Review source: copy provided by publisher in exchange for honest review Reviewed by: Krista Rating (out of 5): 3 stars Note: While this review will be spoiler free, it does make references to previous books. If you haven’t started this series yet, check out VBC’s...
Jun
30

July 2014 New Releases: Richelle Mead, Jennifer Estep, Yasmine Galenorn, Maggie Stiefvater, Diana Rowland and more

July 2014 New Releases: Richelle Mead, Jennifer Estep, Yasmine Galenorn, Maggie Stiefvater, 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 July 2014. 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...
Jun
27

Early Review: Cold Hard Secret by Sierra Dean (Secret McQueen #7)

Early Review: Cold Hard Secret by Sierra Dean (Secret McQueen #7) Cold Hard Secret (Secret McQueen #7) Sierra Dean Published: July 1, 2014 (Samhain) Purchase: Amazon Review source: copy provided by author in exchange for an honest review Reviewed by: Krista Rating (out of 5): 4 Stars Note: While this review will be spoiler free, it does reference events from previous books in the series It’s been two months since Secret was rescued from the Doctor and his torturous...
Jun
23

Glen Hirshberg Guest Post: Vampires and Sex

Glen Hirshberg Guest Post: Vampires and Sex Note from Chelsea/VBC: Today we have Glen Hirshberg on the blog. His latest novel Motherless Child offers a darker take on vampires. Don’t forget to enter to win a copy of the book here. Get a taste for his style in today’s guest post. A few months ago, Melissa Singer, my excellent editor, sent me the image that would eventually adorn the cover of the Tor edition of my new novel, Motherless...
Jun
19

Giveaway: Motherless Child by Glen Hirshberg

Giveaway: Motherless Child by Glen Hirshberg Need a read to push you to the edge of your seat this summer? We just might have you covered. We have one copy of Glen Hirshberg’s Motherless Child to give to one lucky VBC reader. Here’s the back-cover blurb: In his powerful novel, Motherless Child, Bram Stoker Award–nominee Glen Hirshberg, author of the International Horror Guild Award–winning American Morons, exposes the fallacy of the...
Jun
18

Review: Blue Bloods by Melissa de la Cruz (Blue Bloods #1)

Review: Blue Bloods by Melissa de la Cruz (Blue Bloods #1) Blue Bloods (Blue Bloods #1) Melissa de la Cruz Published: Aug. 19, 2009 (Disney Hyperion) Purchase at: Book Depository or Amazon Review source: purchased Reviewed by: Mary Rating (out of 5): 5 stars Schulyer Van Allen has many of the same insecurities that any normal fifteen-year-old girl would have. She doesn’t look like the popular girls, she isn’t blonde or rich, and she doesn’t have a jock...
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,...

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