Jul 222016
 
Review Hodgepodge (#5)

As you can see from my reviews below, I had some really good reads this month from historical romance. Again, it was contemporary romance that was lacking for me. (Insert heavy sigh here.) But I have to be honest; I’m done talking a good game. I can’t give this genre up, so yeah. I’ll be back for more. Hopefully I’ll find a diamond in the rough to gush about soon! ~*~ The Autumn Bride by Anne Gracie Book #1 in Chance Sisters Genre: Historical Romance Publication Date: February 5th, 2013 Synopsis from Goodreads: Governess Abigail Chantry will do anything to save her [ Read More of this Review ]

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Jul 212016
 
New Release Review: Paper & Fire by Rachel Caine

New Release Review: Paper & Fire by Rachel Caine Release Date: July 5, 2016 Genre: Young Adult, Steampunk, Fantasy Book 2 in The Great Library Book provided by: NetGalley and NALSynopsis from Goodreads:Ink and Bone introduced a world where knowledge is power, and power corrupts absolutely. Now, the story of those who dare to defy the Great Library—and rewrite history—continues. . . .With an iron fist, The Great Library controls the knowledge of the world, ruthlessly stamping out all rebellion, forbidding the personal ownership of books in the name of the greater good.Jess Brightwell has survived his introduction to the [ Read More of this Review ]

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Jul 202016
 
"Waiting On" Wednesday: Harry Potter and the Cursed Child by JK Rowling

Waiting on Wednesday is a weekly event hosted by Breaking the Spine, and it features an upcoming release you’re looking forward to. Here’s one I’m obsessively checking the calendar for! ~ synopsis from Goodreads ~ Based on an original new story by J.K. Rowling, Jack Thorne and John Tiffany, Harry Potter and the Cursed Child, a new play by Jack Thorne, is the first official Harry Potter story to be presented on stage. It will receive its world premiere in London’s West End on 30th July 2016 It was always difficult being Harry Potter and it isn’t much easier now [ Read More of this Review ]

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Jul 192016
 
New Release Review: Rise by Mira Grant

Rise by Mira Grant A Newsflesh Collection Genre: Post-Apocalypse Horror Publication Date: June 21st, 2016 Publisher: Orbit Books Synopsis from Goodreads: Collected here for the first time is every piece of short fiction from New York Times Bestseller Mira Grant’s acclaimed Newsflesh series, with two new never-before-published novellas and all eight short works available for the first time in print. We had cured cancer. We had beaten the common cold. But in doing so we created something new, something terrible that no one could stop. The infection spread, a man-made virus taking over bodies and minds, filling them with one, unstoppable command…FEED. Countdown [ Read More of this Review ]

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Jul 182016
 
New Release Review: The Servants of the Storm by Jack Campbell

The Servants of the Storm by Jack Campbell Series: The Pillars of Reality #5 Genre: Fantasy/Science Fiction Release Date: Jul 1, 2016 Audiobook Narrated by: MacLeod Andrews A Storm that will wreck a world threatens Dematr. Only Mari, one of the Mechanics who control all technology through their Guild, has a chance to stop it. She and Mage Alain have survived numerous attempts to kill them and have gained many more followers, but the Storm of chaos, born of centuries of enslavement, grows ever closer. Mari leads an army now. She and Alain must fight together to bind back the [ Read More of this Review ]

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Jul 152016
 
Blog Tour | Interview & New Release Review: Smoke & Mirrors by Charlie Cochet

I’m having a love affair.  Me and about 6-8 men.  Scandalous! I’ve fallen in love with the members of the THIRDS, but mostly the men (and ladies) of Destructive Delta. A big thank you to Charlie Cochet for including us in our Smoke & Mirrors blog tour, and joining us here today. Genre: Paranormal Gay Romance Series: THIRDS Length: Novel Published: July 8th, 2016 Publisher: Dreamspinner Press Cover Artist: L.C. Chase Ebook ISBN-13: 9781634773871 Paperback ISBN-13: 9781634773874 ADD TO GOODREADS READ CHAPTER ONE Synopsis from Goodreads: Life for Dexter J. Daley has never been easy, but he’s always found a way [ Read More of this Review ]

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Jul 142016
 
A Year of Sarah Dessen | Dreamland

I’m still going strong with my Sarah Dessen reads! This month continues with Dreamland. While this book wasn’t able to capture me the way previous ones were, it was a decent read and hasn’t hindered my excitement for my next book from the author! Dreamland by Sarah Dessen Genre: Young Adult Publication Date: May 11th, 2004 Synopsis from Goodreads:  Wake up, Caitlin Ever since she started going out with Rogerson Biscoe, Caitlin seems to have fallen into a semiconscious dreamland where nothing is quite real. Rogerson is different from anyone Caitlin has ever known. He’s magnetic. He’s compelling. He’s dangerous. [ Read More of this Review ]

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Jul 132016
 
"Waiting on" Wednesday: The Angels' Share by J.R. Ward

Waiting on Wednesday is a weekly event hosted by Breaking the Spine, and it features an upcoming release you’re looking forward to. What book are we anticipating so much it’s making our reader hearts skip a beat? ~ synopsis from Goodreads ~ In Charlemont, Kentucky, the Bradford family is the crème de la crème of high society—just like their exclusive brand of bourbon. And their complicated lives and vast estate are run by a discrete staff who inevitably become embroiled in their affairs. This is especially true now, when the apparent suicide of the family patriarch is starting to look [ Read More of this Review ]

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Jul 122016
 
Release Day Review & Giveaway: Cream of the Crop by Alice Clayton

Cream of the Crop by Alice Clayton The Hudson Valley Series #2 Genre: Contemporary Romance Publication Date: July 12th, 2016 Publisher: Gallery Books   Synopsis from Goodreads: New York Times and USA TODAY bestselling author Alice Clayton brings her trademark blend of funny and sexy to this second contemporary romance in the brand-new Hudson Valley series! Manhattan’s It Girl, Natalie Grayson, has it all: she’s a hot exec at a leading advertising firm, known industry-wide for her challenging and edgy campaigns. She’s got a large circle of friends, a family that loves her dearly, and her dance card is always full [ Read More of this Review ]

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Jul 112016
 
AH's Mini Reviews

It’s summertime up here in the Great White North and when you live in a wintry climate, you learn to embrace summer and enjoy every precious moment of warmth and sunshine. I never complain when it’s hot and humid – I head out to my outdoor deck, lemonade (or glass of wine) in hand, and my Kobo in the other. Here’s some of my picks for a light summer read: Pick #1 Cream of the Crop by Alice Clayton Series: Hudson Valley #2 (can be read as a standalone book) Genre: Contemporary Romance, humor Release date: July 12, 2016 All [ Read More of this Review ]

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Jul 102016
 
Blog Tour - New Release Review & Excerpt: Into the Blue by Chanel Cleeton

From the moment I read the final Troubleshooters (Suzanne Brockmann) I’ve been searching for a new military style contemporary romance that would fill the void.  I’m not going to lie, my dislike of CR has made me very picky. It’s no surprise that I was very curious about the Flying Aces series.  It’s military, but detours from the usual Navy SEAL story by giving us men in the Air Force, YUM! So, a thank you to Chanel Cleeton for asking us to join the review tour and giving us the opportunity to read Into the Blue! ♥♥♥ Into the Blue by Chanel Cleeton Wild Aces #2 [ Read More of this Review ]

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Jul 082016
 
Interview, Review, + Giveaway: What Remains by Garrett Leigh

Garrett Leigh slid onto our radar last March when Misfits was released, and we’ve been waiting with bated breath for every release since! With this latest release, she does not disappoint. What Remains put us into an emotional tailspin that we won’t soon be recovering from. We got a chance to interview Garrett and find out if her characters haunt her just as much as they do us! BBR: Hi, Garrett. Welcome to Badass Book Reviews! We can’t help but notice that you seem to favor writing protagonists who are haunted. What Remains was particularly poignant because the object of the memories plaguing [ Read More of this Review ]

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Jul 072016
 
Audiobook Review: All Chained Up by Sophie Jordan

All Chained Up by Sophie Jordan Book #1 in Devil’s Rock Genre: Contemporary Romance Publication Date: March 29th, 2016 Synopsis from Goodreads: Some men come with a built-in warning label. Knox Callaghan is one of them. Danger radiates from every lean, muscled inch of him, and his deep blue eyes seem to see right through to Briar Davis’s most secret fantasies. But there’s one major problem: Briar is a nurse volunteering at the local prison, and Knox is an inmate who should be off-limits in every way. Knox feels it too—a shocking animal magnetism that drives him to risk his own life [ Read More of this Review ]

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Jul 062016
 
"Waiting on" Wednesday: Smoke & Mirrors by Charlie Cochet

Waiting on Wednesday is a weekly event hosted by Breaking the Spine, and it features an upcoming release you’re looking forward to. What book am I anticipating the most? ~ synopsis from Goodreads ~ Life for Dexter J. Daley has never been easy, but he’s always found a way to pick himself back up with a smile on his face. Taken from his home, and the arms of his boyfriend and THIRDS partner, Sloane Brodie, Dex finds himself in a situation as mysterious and lethal as the Therian interrogating him. Dex learns what he’s secretly believed all along: his parents’ [ Read More of this Review ]

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Jul 042016
 
Early Review: Defending Taylor by Miranda Kenneally

Defending Taylor by Miranda Kenneally Genre: YA Contemporary/Sports Romance Publication Date: July 5th, 2016 Publisher: Sourcebooks Fire   Synopsis from Goodreads: Captain of the soccer team, president of the Debate Club, contender for valedictorian: Taylor’s always pushed herself to be perfect. After all, that’s what is expected of a senator’s daughter. But one impulsive decision—one lie to cover for her boyfriend—and Taylor’s kicked out of private school. Everything she’s worked so hard for is gone, and now she’s starting over at Hundred Oaks High. Soccer has always been Taylor’s escape from the pressures of school and family, but it’s hard [ Read More of this Review ]

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Jun 302016
 
Early Review: Heroine Complex by Sarah Kuhn

  Heroine Complex by Sarah Kuhn Heroine Complex #1 Genre: Urban Fantasy Publication Date: July 5th, 2016 Publisher: Berkley Publishing Group   Synopsis from Goodreads: Being a superheroine is hard. Working for one is even harder. Evie Tanaka is the put-upon personal assistant to Aveda Jupiter, her childhood best friend and San Francisco’s most beloved superheroine. She’s great at her job—blending into the background, handling her boss’s epic diva tantrums, and getting demon blood out of leather pants. Unfortunately, she’s not nearly as together when it comes to running her own life, standing up for herself, or raising her tempestuous teenage sister, [ Read More of this Review ]

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Jun 292016
 
New Release Review: The Way to Game the Walk of Shame by Jenn P. Nguyen

The Way to Game the Walk of Shame by Jenn P. Nguyen Genre: Young Adult Publication Date: June 7th, 2016 ARC Provided by Netgalley and Macmillan Children’s Publishing Group Synopsis from Goodreads: Taylor Simmons is screwed. Things were hard enough when her single-minded dedication to her studies earned her the reputation of being an Ice Queen, but after getting drunk at a party and waking up next to bad boy surfer Evan McKinley, the entire school seems intent on tearing Taylor down with mockery and gossip. Desperate to salvage her reputation, Taylor persuades Evan to pretend they’re in a serious romantic [ Read More of this Review ]

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Jun 282016
 
Release Day Review and Giveaway: The Bourbon Thief by Tiffany Reisz

Release Date Review: The Bourbon Thief by Tiffany Reisz Release Date: June 28, 2016 Genre: Hmmm….Contemporary, Romance, Mystery Book provided by: NetGalley and Harlequin MIRA Synopsis from Goodreads: When Cooper McQueen wakes up from a night with a beautiful stranger, it’s to discover he’s been robbed. The only item stolen—a million-dollar bottle of bourbon. The thief, a mysterious woman named Paris, claims the bottle is rightfully hers. After all, the label itself says it’s property of the Maddox family who owned and operated Red Thread Bourbon distillery since the last days of the Civil War until the company went out [ Read More of this Review ]

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Jun 272016
 
Early Review: Addicted by Elle Kennedy

Addicted by Elle Kennedy Book #2 in Outlaws Genre: Erotic Dystopian Publication Date: June 28th, 2016 ARC provided by Signet and Netgalley Synopsis from Goodreads:  Lennox used to live in a paradise on earth with his best friend Jamie, in a place where visitors came and went, allowing their desires to run free. But everything changes when a deadly attack forces them to take up with Connor Mackenzie’s band of Outlaws. Lennox knows Jamie is hung up on someone else, but he’s always believed he’s the man for her—and won’t let her go without a fight. Even though Jamie is well [ Read More of this Review ]

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Jun 242016
 
New Release Review: All the Wrong Places by Ann Gallagher

All the Wrong Places by Ann Gallagher Bluewater Bay #14 Genre: M/M Contemporary Romance Publication Date: June 13th, 2016 Publisher: Riptide Publishing   Synopsis from Goodreads: Three cheating girlfriends in a row have given skateboarder Brennan Cross the same excuse: he wasn’t meeting their needs. Desperate and humiliated, he goes to the professionals at the local sex shop for advice. Zafir Hamady, a sales clerk at Red Hot Bluewater, has an unusual theory: he doesn’t think Brennan is a bad lover. In fact, he doesn’t think Brennan is heterosexual. Or sexual at all, for that matter. He also can’t stop thinking about [ Read More of this Review ]

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