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When I'm not with the family, with the dog, at work, playing outdoors, or watching football, I'm reading. I LOVE to read. In my dream world, I'm getting paid to read and I do it all day, everyday. In the real world, I do it as a hobby but would love if it was my career. I'm the ONLY reader in my family and I've found that people CAN become jealous of books. I'll read almost anything but prefer urban fantasy, paranormal romance, post-apocalyptic, horror, historical romance, erotica (especially dark erotica), and some historical fiction. However, if it is good, I'll read it! I have an e-reader that I love and a Mp3 full of audio books, I don't mind waiting in lines, sitting for hours at doctor's offices, or being stuck in traffic, it is the perfect opportunity to get just one more chapter in!

Runner by Patrick Lee (Early Review)

[box color=black] Sam Dryden, retired special forces, lives a quiet life in a small town on the coast of Southern California. While out on a run in the middle of the night, a young girl runs into him on the seaside boardwalk. Barefoot and terrified, she’s running from a group of heavily armed men with …

Wildfire Gospel by Kenya Wright (early review)

Title: Wildfire Gospel Author: Kenya Wright Series: Santeria Habitat Book #: 3 Expected publication: December 19th 2013 by Dragonfairy Press Other Books in Series: – Fire Baptized, book 1 – The Burning Bush, book 2 [box color=black] LANORE’S TO-DO LIST #1- Set Dante on fire until he’s nothing but smoke and ash. #2- Find Nona …

Author Spotlight: Linwood Barclay

The everyday Joe… How appealing is this for a main character, he is a contractor? I’m not talking about a person who takes contracts out to kill. Nope, just an everyday, hardworking house building contractor. If that doesn’t excite you, maybe you’ll find the lawn & garden guy more appealing. His exciting career is lawn maintenance. These are …

World After Group Review and Giveaway

World After Author: Susan Ee Series title: Penryn & the End of Days Book 1 in series: Angelfall Candidate for “Favorite Book of 2013” In this sequel to the bestselling fantasy thriller, Angelfall, the survivors of the angel apocalypse begin to scrape back together what’s left of the modern world. When a group of people …

Michelle’s Badass Bundle of Books

Reading is my passion. It is my escape from the real world. You would think that reading being an escape for me would mean I would read more when real life was not at its best. Thus, the need for an escape. That is not how my brain works. Nope, not me. I seem to …

Dying is My Business by Nicholas Kaufmann (Early Review)

Dying is My Business by Nicholas Kaufmann ARC provided by Netgalley Release Date: October 8, 2013 Given his line of work in the employ of a psychotic Brooklyn crime boss, Trent finds himself on the wrong end of too many bullets. Yet each time he’s killed, he wakes a few minutes later completely healed of …

Cliffhangers: Love or Hate?

CLIFFHANGERS: Love or Hate? I love cliffhangers. I know that might sound weird but hear me out on this. If I am upset or shocked by a particular book’s cliffhanger, it means I liked, no loved, the book enough to care about what happened next. Think about it. How many times did you yell “nooooooooo” …

King Hall by Scarlett Dawn (Early Review)

Book Summary from Goodreads: A fresh, meaty, sink-your-teeth-in-and-hold-on-tight new adult fantasy series kicks off with King Hall… King Hall — where the Mysticals go to learn their craft, get their degrees, and transition into adulthood. And where four new Rulers will rise and meet their destinies. Lily Ruckler is adept at one thing: survival. Born …

Necromancing the Stone by Lish McBride (Review)

Book Summary from Goodreads: With the defeat of the evil Douglas behind him, Sam LaCroix is getting used to his new life. Okay, so he hadn’t exactly planned on being a powerful necromancer with a seat on the local magical council and a capricious werewolf sort-of-girlfriend, but things are going fine, right? Well . . …

Badass Hidden Gems vol. III

  Ender’s Game by Orson Scott Card, Special 20th Anniversary Edition Audiobook edition Why do I have the very popular Enders Game on a list of badass hidden gems? Because I just found the audiobook version of this wonderful book and it IS a gem. The 20th anniversary audiobook edition of Enders Game is an experience …

Keep Reading, It Only Gets Better.. or Not

  As a blogger, we have access to numerous novels not yet released. It’s like putting a kid in a candy store without a parent in sight and it is absolutely glorious. I’m so grateful for those advance reader copies because if I want to read a brand new story every day, I can do …

Human Remains by Elizabeth Haynes

[box color=black] Human Remains is a deeply disturbing and powerful psychological thriller that will have you checking the locks on your doors and windows. When Annabel, a police analyst, discovers her neighbour’s decomposing body in the house next door, she’s appalled to think that no one, including herself, noticed that anything was wrong. Back at …

Badass Audiobooks… a Year In Review

What a difference a year can make. In 2011, I read almost a book a day. Not bad considering I have a family, full time job and all that fun stuff. In 2012, I was lucky to read a book a week. Towards the end of the year, I read NO books during the last …

ARC Review: The Burning Bush (Habitat #2)

[box color=black]After Dante Bottelli’s slaughter of Vamp-owned Mixbreeds, Lanore and Zulu execute a well-planned attack that hits Dante where it hurts the most—his pockets. But their attack triggers a chain of unfortunate events, and allows Detective Rivera to blackmail Lanore. Rivera forces Lanore to investigate his case, the Burning Bush Murders. Someone’s been tying girls …

Review of Cannibal Reign by Thomas Koloniar

Plenty has happened to me in the past two months. It has been a struggle. However, I’m here and THAT means I’m alive and relatively well. I owe AH and Regina a world of thanks for their tolerance for my stories and their remarkable patience. So, enough about me. This blog is about books so …

Badass Hidden Gems Volume II

Amaliya wakes under the forest floor, disoriented, famished and confused. She digs out of the shallow grave and realizes she is hungry… … in a new, horrific, unimaginable way… Sating her great hunger, she discovers that she is now a vampire, the bloodthirsty creature of legend. She has no choice but to flee from her …

The Best Badass Zombie books

Aftertime (Aftertime #1)by Sophie Littlefield Survivors (Aftertime, #1.5), Rebirth (Aftertime, #2), Horizon (Aftertime, #3) Set in a dystopian world and featuring zombies, “Aftertime” is the first novel in a new series. Cass Dollar had been taken by zombies and turned into one of them. But she got better somehow. Now all she wants to do …

Interview with Mira Grant

We cannot even begin to tell you how excited we were to interview Mira Grant (aka Seanan McGuire). She is responsible for one of my all-time favorite series, the Newsflesh trilogy. Her books started me on my zombie interest that somehow turned into this weird undead obsession. Feed, the first book in the trilogy was …

Who needs a plot when you have Chapter 32!

I admit it. There has been plenty of books I’ve read where I’ve forgotten the storyline (and in some cases, the name of the book and/or characters) but I can remember a particular hot sex scene down to the intimate (and I do mean intimate) details. For example, I can remember a very naughty, voyeuristic …

Review: Slammed by Colleen Hoover

Slammed by Colleen Hoover Purchased at Amazon Release Date: January 01, 2012 Goodreads Synopsis: ‘Slammed’ is the first of a two book series. After the unexpected death of her father forces eighteen year old Layken and her family to move across the country, away from everyone and everything she knows, her outlook on life is …