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Jun
10

The Alpha Showdown 2015 Champion is…

The Alpha Showdown 2015 Champion is… Wrath! The mighty vampire warrior and king has claimed the title this year after some seriously hard-fought battles. He took out Raphael, Kate Daniels and Mad Rogan to make it to the championship match. Pretty damn impressive, and worthy of honors. Both he and final-round competitor Kaleb had fans rally for them, but in the end the Black Dagger Brotherhood member who has not one, but two books about him...
Jun
8

Alpha Showdown 2015 Championship Round: Wrath vs. Kaleb

Alpha Showdown 2015 Championship Round: Wrath vs. Kaleb The fifth annual Alpha Showdown has been the hardest fought so far. We had countless matches where a handful of votes determined the winner. Thousands of people voted, and one of our final combatants won his last round by only a single vote. Wrath and Kaleb have demonstrated dominance throughout the Showdown. The BDB and Psy/Changeling fans have rallied in each bout, which means this final match is going...
Jun
4

Alpha Showdown 2015 Round 13: Mad Rogan vs. Wrath

Alpha Showdown 2015 Round 13: Mad Rogan vs. Wrath We’re almost there. The today’s match will determine one of the finalists for the Alpha Showdown 2015. Both of these characters have fought valiantly in earlier rounds, but who will win? Mad Rogan from Ilona Andrews’ Hidden Legacy series crushed the badass assassin Celaena and then took out the vampire Vlad. Today he takes on another vampire, this one a king. Wrath from J.R. Ward’s...
Jun
2

Review: The Vampire’s Mail Order Bride by Kristen Painter (Nocturne Falls #1)

Review: The Vampire’s Mail Order Bride by Kristen Painter (Nocturne Falls #1) The Vampire’s Mail Order Bride (Nocturne Falls #1) Kristen Painter Published: June 1, 2015 (Sugar Skull Books) Purchase: Amazon Review source: copy provided by author in exchange for an honest review Reviewed by: Margaret Rating (out of 5): 4 stars I’ve always loved Halloween. It’s the day after my birthday, so I think at some point I decided it was a holiday all about me. But I also love the witches and...
Jun
2

Alpha Showdown 2015 Round 12: Kaleb vs. Slade

Alpha Showdown 2015 Round 12: Kaleb vs. Slade It’s a fresh meat semi-final round here in the 2015 Alpha Showdown. Both characters in Round 12 are new to the Showdown, but have shown they are the alphas we’re looking for. Who will get to move forward this time? Kaleb from Nalini Singh’s Psy/Changeling series defeated the Master vampire Ethan Sullivan. Slade from Teresa Gabelman’s Protectors novels took out the elemental...
Jun
1

June 2015 New Releases: Nalini Singh, Laurell K. Hamilton, Rachel Vincent, Lilith Saintcrow, Donna Grant & more

June 2015 New Releases: Nalini Singh, Laurell K. Hamilton, Rachel Vincent, Lilith Saintcrow, Donna Grant & 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 June 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...
Jun
1

Alpha Showdown 2015 Round 11: Kate Daniels vs. Wrath

Alpha Showdown 2015 Round 11: Kate Daniels vs. Wrath It’s been a wicked Alpha Showdown so far. Both the characters in today’s match had lots of fans come out for them in their first rounds. But they both won by only a handful of votes. Will this round be the same? Kate Daniels from the Ilona Andrews’ series of the same name took out Bones, and Wrath from J.R. Ward’s Black Dagger Brotherhood beat the archangel Raphael. It’s...
May
28

Alpha Showdown 2015 Round 9: Mad Rogan vs. Vlad

Alpha Showdown 2015 Round 9: Mad Rogan vs. Vlad Well, VBC readers, you’ve survived the preliminary bouts of the 2015 Alpha Showdown. Today starts the semifinals. It’s about to get cutthroat. Are you ready? Mad Rogan from Ilona Andrews’ Hidden Legacy series crushed the badass assassin Celaena. Today he takes on ultimate vampire Vlad from Jeaniene Frost’s Night Prince series. Vlad fought valiantly against wolf shifter Charles...
May
27

Alpha Showdown 2015 Round 8: Ethan Sullivan vs. Kaleb

Alpha Showdown 2015 Round 8: Ethan Sullivan vs. Kaleb Comments on the last couple Alpha Showdown rounds have mentioned it’s getting harder to choose. We’re evil like that. Today’s no exception. It’ll be a good fight. We have master vampire Ethan Sullivan from Chloe Neill’s Chicagoland Vampires series up against the delicious Tk Kaleb from Nalini Singh’s Psy/Changeling series. The VBC team loves both these fierce men, and...
May
26

Alpha Showdown 2015 Round 7: Raphael vs. Wrath

Alpha Showdown 2015 Round 7: Raphael vs. Wrath It makes sense in a battle of ultimate alpha characters that we’d have the primo leaders of their respective worlds in this year’s Alpha Showdown. In Round 7 we have two of the biggest, baddest and most loved leaders. Raphael is an archangel—leading angels and vampires and watching over humans—from Nalini Singh’s excellent Guild Hunter series. Wrath is the vampire king in J.R....

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