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Sep
7

Review: Slave to Sensation by Nalini Singh (Psy-Changeling #1)

Review: Slave to Sensation by Nalini Singh (Psy-Changeling #1) Slave to Sensation (Psy/Changeling #1) Nalini Singh Published: 2006 (Berkley) Purchase at: Book Depository or Amazon Reviewed by: Chelsea Rating (out of 5): 4 stars Can someone please tell me why I didn’t start this series sooner? As a fan of the sexy/dangerous mixture of Nalini Singh’s Guild Hunter series, I should have known she’d offer a one, two punch in a straightforward paranormal...
Sep
5

Review: Wilder by Christina Dodd (Chosen Ones #5)

Review: Wilder by Christina Dodd (Chosen Ones #5) Wilder (Chosen Ones #5) Christina Dodd Published: Aug. 7, 2012 (Signet) Purchase at: Book Depository or Amazon Reviewed by: Candace Rating (out of 5): 5 stars Aleksandr Wilder is the grandson of Konstantine and Zorana (from the Darkness Chosen series) and is a member of the Chosen Ones, a group of seven individuals selected every seven years to protect the Earth from the Devil. Aleksandr was supposedly...
Feb
7

Love letter to Bran (Patricia Briggs’ Mercy Thompson and Alpha & Omega) [UPDATED]

Love letter to Bran (Patricia Briggs’ Mercy Thompson and Alpha & Omega) [UPDATED] UPDATED WITH RESPONSE FROM BRAN! From VBC: Today we’re swooning over a werewolf from not one, but two urban fantasy series. Mandi just can’t shake her attraction to Bran, and the fact his wife hates him only makes her want him more. Read on to find out why the shifter from Patricia Briggs’ series tops Mandi’s list. Dear Bran, I am choosing to write a love letter to you not only...
Nov
18

Review: Flesh and Blood by Kristen Painter (House of Comarré #2)

Review: Flesh and Blood by Kristen Painter (House of Comarré #2) Flesh and Blood (House of Comarré #2) Kristen Painter Published: Nov. 1, 2011 (Orbit) Purchase at: Book Depository, B&N or Amazon Rating (out of 5): 4 stars Note: This review may contain spoilers for the first House of Comarré book. If you’re concerned, please read my spoiler-free Blood Rights review instead. I’m a bit of a reading masochist. Books that put my emotions in a constant...
Oct
27

Guest Post & Giveaway: Kelly’s top 6 favorite shifters

Guest Post & Giveaway: Kelly’s top 6 favorite shifters Here’s the deal, readers: I like shifter books, too. I know. Shocking. But while I may be an expert on vampire books, my friend Kelly is the queen bee of shifter novels. Oh, she loves her heroes furry. It made sense to ask her to write up the favorite shifters for part of this week’s ongoing chats about favorite paranormal beasties. Other key things to know about Kelly: she runs the blog...
Oct
14

Review: The Renfield Syndrome by J.A. Saare (Rhiannon’s Law #2)

Review: The Renfield Syndrome by J.A. Saare (Rhiannon’s Law #2) The Renfield Syndrome (Rhiannon’s Law #2) J.A. Saare Published: Aug. 23, 2011 (Mundania) Purchase at: Book Depository, B&N or Amazon Rating (out of 5): 5 stars Note: This review does not contain any spoilers for The Renfield Syndrome, but it does give away key points from the first novel Dead, Undead or Somewhere in Between. If you haven’t read the first book, please see that review. I was...
Aug
5

Review: Wolfsbane by Andrea Cremer (Nightshade #2)

Review: Wolfsbane by Andrea Cremer (Nightshade #2) Wolfsbane (Nightshade #2) Andrea Cremer Published: July 26, 2011 (Philomel) Purchase at: Book Depository, B&N or Amazon Rating (out of 5) 4.5 stars Note: There is no way to write this review without spoilers from the first book. If you haven’t read Nightshade, please read the VBC review of that book instead. Trust me. But I promise not to spoil Wolfsbane at all. Wolfsbane picks up quickly after...
Aug
4

Book Bits: Mourning L.A. Banks, Cat & Bones teasers, Anne Rice on werewolves

Book Bits: Mourning L.A. Banks, Cat & Bones teasers, Anne Rice on werewolves For those who missed it last Thursday, I’ve started blogging over at Heroes & Heartbreakers. So far I’ve just been talking about True Blood and my fascination with Alexander Skarsgard. It doesn’t change anything here at VBC, just wanted to let you know I’ll be popping up over there to talk sexy men and such. L.A. Banks has passed away If you missed the news on Tuesday, author...
Aug
1

August book releases: Bloodlines, One Grave at a Time, Succubus Revealed, Working Stiff and more

August book releases: Bloodlines, One Grave at a Time, Succubus Revealed, Working Stiff and more In an effort to help you keep that to-read list updated, we’ve compiled the hot urban fantasy and paranormal romance releases for July. All dates are U.S. and tentative. We’ve included genre classification with each book: UF is urban fantasy, PNR is paranormal romance and YA is young adult. AUGUST 1 Always a Witch by Carolyn MacCullough (Witch #2) YA Betrayed by Ednah Walters (Guardian Legacy #2) YA...
Jul
13

Review: Quarter Square by David Bridger

Review: Quarter Square by David Bridger Quarter Square (Wild Times #1) David Bridger Published: June 27, 2011 (Carina Press) Purchase at: B&N or Amazon Rating (out of 5): 4 stars David Bridger has crafted something refreshingly different with Quarter Square with great doses of escapism, fear of being hunted and a heaping of ‘otherness.’ Our protagonist Joe has just suffered the ultimate shock — his wife in bed with his...

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