Apr 152014
 
Release Day Review: The Temptations of Anna Jacobs by Robyn DeHart

The Temptations of Anna Jacobs by Robyn DeHart Book #2 in Dangerous Liaisons Genre: Historical Romance, Mystery Publication Date: April 15th 2014 ARC Provided by Netgalley and InterMix Synopsis from Goodreads: Love and justice… When Drew Foster is released from prison, he doesn’t much care about salvaging his soiled reputation. Though he’s working undercover, everyone in Victorian London believes him guilty of the Jack the Ripper murders and that his brother paid for his “innocence.” Despite her genteel upbringing, Anna Jacobs is intent on finishing medical school and becoming a physician. Society’s ridicule has never bothered her, but when her brother, the Yard’s [ Read More of this Review ]

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Apr 152014
 
Review: The Secrets of Mia Danvers by Robyn DeHart

The Secrets of Mia Danvers by Robyn DeHart Book #1 in Dangerous Liaisons Genre: Historical Romance, Mystery Publication Date: June 18th 2013 E-Book Purchased from Amazon and InterMix Synopsis from Goodreads: A lone witness finds her protector… Since losing her sight in a childhood accident, Mia Danvers has resided in a small cottage on the vast Carrington estate. Thought to be dead, Mia lives a life of virtual seclusion—until one night, while walking home, she happens upon a horrendous crime. Alex Foster, Eighth Duke of Carrington, lives according to society’s expectations for him. He’s never met the woman who lives in the cottage at [ Read More of this Review ]

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 Posted by on April 15, 2014 at 9:39 am
Apr 022014
 
Group Review: Romancing by Duke by Tessa Dare

Romancing the Duke by Tessa Dare Series: Castles Ever After #1 Genre: Historical Romance Release Date: Jan 28, 2014 Audiobook narrated by Carmen Rose As the daughter of a famed author, Isolde Ophelia Goodnight grew up on tales of brave knights and fair maidens. She never doubted romance would be in her future, too. The storybooks offered endless possibilities. And as she grew older, Izzy crossed them off. One by one by one. Ugly duckling turned swan? Abducted by handsome highwayman? Rescued from drudgery by charming prince? No, no, and… Heh.  Now Izzy’s given up yearning for romance. She’ll settle [ Read More of this Review ]

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Mar 272014
 
Early Review: Sempre: Redemption by J.M. Darhower

Early Review: Sempre: Redemption by J. M. Darhower Book 2 in Forever series Release date: April 1, 2014 Genre: Contemporary Romance, New Adult Book provided by Edelweiss and Gallery Books Synopsis from Goodreads: In this thrilling and sexy follow-up to Sempre, two young lovers struggle to keep their relationship intact after they become deeply enmeshed in the dangerous mafia-run crime ring they once tried to overthrow. Haven Antonelli and Carmine DeMarco have been through a lot. Haven was taken in by Carmine’s father, and with his family’s help, she escaped a gruesome fate. However, saving Haven from the dark intentions [ Read More of this Review ]

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 Posted by on March 27, 2014 at 7:00 am
Jan 172014
 
New Release Review: Gilded Hearts by Christine d'Abo

Gilded Hearts by Christine d’Abo Book #1 in The Shadow Guild series Genre: Steam Punk Romance Publication Date: January 7th 2014 ARC Provided by Netgalley and Forever Yours Synopsis from Goodreads: Samuel Hawkins, Sergeant in the King’s Sentry, has been called in to investigate a murder case. As he awaits the Archivists to arrive—the team who will use a special device to extract the memories of the dead man to help find clues to his murder—he never expects to come face to face with the woman he’d left behind when he’d fled the Archives five years earlier. Piper Smith has grown from [ Read More of this Review ]

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 Posted by on January 17, 2014 at 7:00 am
Dec 112013
 
Early Review: Sempre by J.M. Darhower

Early Review: Sempre by J. M. Darhower Book 1 in Forever series Release date: February 25, 2014 Genre: New Adult, Contemporary, Romance Book provided by Edelweiss and Simon and Schuster Synopsis from Goodreads: Haven Antonelli and Carmine DeMarco had vastly different childhoods. Haven, a second-generation slave, grew up isolated in the middle of the desert, her days full of hard work and terrifying abuse. Carmine, born into a wealthy Mafia family, lived a life of privilege, never having to answer for anything he did. Both now seventeen, a twist of fate causes their worlds to collide, making them question everything [ Read More of this Review ]

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Nov 222013
 
Review: The Angel Stone by Juliet Dark

Review: The Angel Stone by Juliet Dark (Carol Goodman) Book 3 in the Fairwick Chronicles series Release date: September 3, 2013 Genre: Paranormal Romance, Contemporary, Historical, Fantasy Book provided by Edelweiss and Ballantine Books Synopsis from Goodreads: A can’t-miss read for fans of Deborah Harkness and Karen Marie Moning, The Angel Stone weaves a tale of ancient folklore and thrilling fantasy with a passionate love story that transcends time. For Callie McFay, a half-witch/half-fey professor of folklore and Gothic literature, the fight to save the enchanted town of Fairwick, New York, is far from over. After a hostile takeover by [ Read More of this Review ]

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 Posted by on November 22, 2013 at 1:00 pm
Sep 102013
 
Early Review: Where the Stars Still Shine by Trish Doller

Where the Stars Still Shine by Trish Doller Genre: Young Adult Contemporary Publication Date: 24 September 2013 ARC Provided by Netgalley and Bloomsbury Childrens Synopsis from Goodreads: Stolen as a child from her large and loving family, and on the run with her mom for more than ten years, Callie has only the barest idea of what normal life might be like. She’s never had a home, never gone to school, and has gotten most of her meals from laundromat vending machines. Her dreams are haunted by memories she’d like to forget completely. But when Callie’s mom is finally arrested for kidnapping her, and [ Read More of this Review ]

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 Posted by on September 10, 2013 at 7:00 am
Jul 242013
 
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 a Mystical hybrid, her mere existence is forbidden, but her nightmare is only about to start. Fluke, happenstance, and a deep personal loss finds Lily deeply entrenched with those who would destroy her simply for existing — The Mystical Kings. Being named future Queen of [ Read More of this Review ]

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Jul 052013
 
Early Review: Carniepunk by Rachel Caine and multiple authors

Carniepunk by Rachel Caine and multiple authors* *see full list at the end of this post* Book provided by Edelweiss and Simon & Schuster Gallery Books Release date: July 23, 2013 Genre: Anthology of short stories about carnivals Synopsis from Goodreads: A star-studded urban fantasy anthology featuring bestselling authors Rachel Caine, Rob Thurman, Seanan McGuire, Jennifer Estep, and Kevin Hearne, whose stories explore the creepy, mysterious, and, yes, sometimes magical world of traveling carnivals. The traveling carnival is a leftover of a bygone era, a curiosity lurking on the outskirts of town. It is a place of contradictions—the bright lights [ Read More of this Review ]

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May 062013
 
Early Review: Binding Agreement (Just One Night Part 3)

Early Review: Binding Agreement – Just One Night Part 3 by Kyra Davis Book 3 in Just One Night series Release date: May 20, 2013 Book provided by Edelweiss and Pocket Star Synopsis from Edelweiss: Part 3 of the Just One Night series. One wild night in a Vegas hotel changed everything for Kasie. Sleeping with a powerful, sexy stranger made her rethink her impending marriage, and a whole lot more. As her affair threatens her job and the sexy billionaire Robert Dade becomes more controlling, Kasie has to figure out if her passion is leading her down a path [ Read More of this Review ]

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 Posted by on May 6, 2013 at 7:00 am
Mar 192013
 
Early Review: Black Feathers by Joseph D'Lacey

Welcome to another Badass joint review! Today, Regina and I take a look at Joseph D’Lacey’s beautifully twisted apocalyptic fantasy, Black Feathers.   Black Feathers by Joseph D’Lacey Book #1 in the Black Dawn duology Genre: Apocalyptic Fantasy Publication Date: 26 March 2013 ARC Provided by Netgalley and Angry Robot Synopsis from Goodreads: Black Feathers is a modern fantasy set in two epochs: the Black Dawn, a time of environmental apocalypse, and generations into the future in its aftermath, the Bright Day. In each era, a child undertakes a perilous journey to find a dark messiah known as The Crowman. In their [ Read More of this Review ]

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 Posted by on March 19, 2013 at 7:00 am
Mar 072013
 
Early Review: MILA 2.0 by Debra Driza

Early Review: MILA 2.0 by Debra Driza Book 1 in MILA 2.0 series Release date: March 12, 2013 Book provided by Edelweiss and Harper Collins Children Synopsis from Goodreads: Mila 2.0 is the first book in an electrifying sci-fi thriller series about a teenage girl who discovers that she is an experiment in artificial intelligence. Mila was never meant to learn the truth about her identity. She was a girl living with her mother in a small Minnesota town. She was supposed to forget her past —that she was built in a secret computer science lab and programmed to do [ Read More of this Review ]

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 Posted by on March 7, 2013 at 2:00 pm
Feb 252013
 
Early Review: Exposed (Just One Night Part 2) by Kyra Davis

Early Review: Exposed – Just One Night Part 2 by Kyra Davis Book 2 in Just One Night series Release date: March 18, 2013 Book provided by Edelweiss and Pocket Star Synopsis from Goodreads: Part 2 of the Just One Night series. One passionate night with a stranger turned Kasie’s world upside down, and just when she thought she was getting the hang of things, her fiancé finds out… You should sleep with a stranger —those words whispered in her ear by her best friend became a challenge Kasie took to heart. Suddenly, the man who gave her the most [ Read More of this Review ]

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 Posted by on February 25, 2013 at 7:00 am
Feb 232013
 
Review: Office of Mercy by Ariel Djanikian

Office of Mercy by Ariel Djanikian *early review copy provided by Viking, Edelweis and Netgalley* Regina’s Rating: 3 stars/Grade B Blurb: Weaving philosophy and science together into a riveting, dystopian story of love and adventure, The Office of Mercy illuminates an all-too-real future imagined by a phenomenal new voice in fiction. Twenty-four-year-old Natasha Wiley lives in America-Five—a high-tech, underground, utopian settlement where hunger and money do not exist, everyone has a job, and all basic needs are met. But when her mentor and colleague, Jeffrey, selects her to join a special team to venture Outside for the first time, Natasha’s [ Read More of this Review ]

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 Posted by on February 23, 2013 at 11:09 am
Jan 302013
 
ARC Review: The Water Witch by Juliet Dark (Carol Goodman)

ARC Review: The Water Witch by Juliet Dark (Carol Goodman) Book 2 – Fairwick Chronicles Book provided by Edelweiss and Random House Release Date: February 12, 2013 Synopsis from Goodreads: Perfect for fans of Deborah Harkness and Elizabeth Kostova, The Water Watch is a breathtakingly sexy and atmospheric new novel of ancient folklore, passionate love, and thrilling magic. After casting out a dark spirit, Callie McFay, a professor of gothic literature, has at last restored a semblance of calm to her rambling Victorian house. But in the nearby thicket of the Honeysuckle Forest, and in the currents of the rushing [ Read More of this Review ]

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 Posted by on January 30, 2013 at 7:00 am
Jan 072013
 
ARC Review: 'Til the World Ends by Julie Kagawa, Ann Aguirre, and Karen Duval

ARC Review: ‘Til the World Ends by Julie Kagawa, Ann Aguirre, and Karen Duval Release Date: January 29, 2013 Book provided by NetGalley and Harlequin Synopsis from Goodreads: Dawn of Eden by Julie Kagawa Before The Immortal Rules, there was the Red Lung, a relentless virus determined to take out all in its path. For Kylie, the miracle of her survival is also her burden—as a doctor at one of the clinics for the infected, she is forced to witness endless suffering. What’s worse, strange things are happening to the remains of the dead, and by the time she befriends [ Read More of this Review ]

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 Posted by on January 7, 2013 at 7:00 am
Jan 052013
 
ARC Review: The Stranger (Just One Night Part 1) by Kyra Davis

The Stranger by Kyra Davis Book 1 in Just One Night series Release Date: January 21, 2013 Book provided by Simon & Schuster Synopsis from Goodreads: Kasie knows who she’s supposed to be. But one passionate night with a mysterious stranger will teach her who she wants to be. You should sleep with a stranger, her best friend whispers in her ear as they take to Vegas for one last pre-wedding fling. Despite her best intentions, when Kasie Fitzgerald enters the casino and sees him, a man whose tailored clothes belied a powerful, even dangerous, presence, she loses herself to [ Read More of this Review ]

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Dec 272012
 
Wondering about Historical Romance? Some Novellas to Test the Water.

If you’ve never read Historical Romance and have been meaning to give the genre a try, you’re in luck. Today we bring you reviews of two recently published novellas that are the prequels of new series. Both are excellent choices if you don’t want to invest in a complete novel. Enjoy! Your Wicked Heart by Meredith Duran Book #0.5 – Rules for the Reckless Genre: Historical Romance, Victorian Era Jilted overseas and abandoned without a penny, Amanda Thomas is desperate to get home. She’ll do whatever it takes to secure a berth on an England-bound ship, even if it means [ Read More of this Review ]

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 Posted by on December 27, 2012 at 6:57 am
Oct 172012
 
ARC Review: Reflected in You by Sylvia Day

ARC Review: Reflected in You by Sylvia Day Book 2 in Crossfire Series Release Date: October 23, 2012 Book provided by Penguin Group [box color=grey]Synopsis from Goodreads: Gideon Cross. As beautiful and flawless on the outside as he was damaged and tormented on the inside. He was a bright, scorching flame that singed me with the darkest of pleasures. I couldn’t stay away. I didn’t want to. He was my addiction… my every desire… mine. My past was as violent as his, and I was just as broken. We’d never work. It was too hard, too painful… except when it was perfect. [ Read More of this Review ]

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 Posted by on October 17, 2012 at 7:00 am