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Dec
17

Review: The Witches of Echo Park by Amber Benson (Witches of Echo Park #1)

Review: The Witches of Echo Park by Amber Benson (Witches of Echo Park #1) The Witches of Echo Park (The Witches of Echo Park #1) Amber Benson Published: Jan. 7, 2015 (Ace) Purchase: Book Depository or Amazon Review source: copy provided by publisher in exchange for an honest review Reviewed by: Margaret Rating (out of 5): 3.5 stars Lyse lost her parents at thirteen and went to live with her great aunt Eleanora. She grew up never knowing that Eleanora was a witch, much less that...
Oct
16

Review: Unbinding by Eileen Wilks (World of Lupi #11)

Review: Unbinding by Eileen Wilks (World of Lupi #11) Unbinding (World of Lupi #11) Eileen Wilks Published: Oct. 4, 2014 (Berkley Sensation) Purchase: Book Depository or Unbinding Review source: purchased 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. Eight of the books in the World of Lupi series have featured FBI agent Lily Yu and her Lupus (werewolf)...
Sep
15

Review: The Witch with No Name by Kim Harrison (Hollows #13)

Review: The Witch with No Name by Kim Harrison (Hollows #13) The Witch with No Name (The Hollows #13) Kim Harrison Published: Sept. 9, 2014 (Harper Voyager) Purchase: Book Depository or Amazon Review source: purchased Reviewed by: Krista Rating (out of 5): 4.5 stars Note: While this review will be spoiler free, it does reference events from previous books in the series. If you haven’t started yet, check out VBC’s review of book 1, Dead Witch Walking. I...
Sep
5

If You Like The Mortal Instruments… Read The Witch Finder

If You Like The Mortal Instruments… Read The Witch Finder So the sixth Mortal Instruments book has been released, read, and reread. Tears were shed, plot lines were resolved, and happy endings were had by all. By all except for the readers who now have nothing in the young adult, urban fiction, paranormal romance, angel/demon/all-of-the-above genre to read. Jace and Clary had an epic love that overcame obstacle after obstacle. While we have been promised...
Aug
21

If You Like The Hollows… Read Cassie Palmer & Dorina Basarb

If You Like The Hollows… Read Cassie Palmer & Dorina Basarb Okay this maybe cheating since I am recommending two series instead of one, but in my defense both series are by Karen Chance, are set in the same world, take place simultaneously, and have characters who crossover in both series. So really I am recommending the body of work of one author. My favorite characteristic of Kim Harrison’s The Hollow series is not only the strong female protagonist, but also...
Jun
12

Review: Blood Trinity by Sherrilyn Kenyon & Dianna Love (Belador #1)

Review: Blood Trinity by Sherrilyn Kenyon & Dianna Love (Belador #1) Blood Trinity (Belador #1) Sherrilyn Kenyon & Dianna Love Published: October 19, 2010 (Pocket Books) Purchase at: Book Depository or Amazon Review source: purchased Reviewed by: Jill Rating (out of 5): 3.5 stars Evalle is part of a band of supernatural warriors called the Beladors. They fight against anything that harms humanity, which usually takes the form of black magic witches. She happens to be...
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...
Feb
20

The Taste of VBC Giveaway

The Taste of VBC Giveaway We’ve been good about the giveaways here of late. (We promised!) However, we’ve been limiting the contests to the U.S. and Canada because shipping is expensive. But I love all of the VBC readers, so today we’re doing an international giveaway. Not just any giveaway either. I’ve picked three of my favorite—and most recommended—books to be the prize here. Think of it as the Taste...
Oct
18

Early Review: Blood of an Ancient by Rinda Elliott (Beri O’Dell #2)

Early Review: Blood of an Ancient by Rinda Elliott (Beri O’Dell #2) Blood of an Ancient (Beri O’Dell #2) Rinda Elliott Published: October 22, 2013 (Samhain) Purchase at: Amazon Review source: Provided by the author in exchange for an honest review Reviewed by: Amanda Rating (out of 5): 4 stars Note: While this review is spoiler free, it does assume you’ve read the first book in the series, Dweller on the Threshold. Blood of an Ancient picks up a few months after the...
Oct
14

Review: My Big Fat Demon Slayer Wedding by Angie Fox (Biker Witches Mystery #5)

Review: My Big Fat Demon Slayer Wedding by Angie Fox (Biker Witches Mystery #5) My Big Fat Demon Slayer Wedding (A Biker Witches Mystery #5) Angie Fox Published: June 28, 2013 (Angie Fox) Purchase at: Book Depository or Amazon Review Source: Provided by the publisher in exchange for an honest review Reviewed by: Mary Rating (out of 5): 3 stars Lizzy is a demon slayer, part angel, and is backed up by a badass gang of geriatric biker witches. She is also being hunted by the Earl of...

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