Jun 302015
 
New Release Review: Rock My Heart by Jean Haus

Rock My Heart by Jean Haus Book #4 in Luminescent Juliet Genre: New Adult/Contemporary Romance Publication Date: June 6th, 2015 ARC Provided by Jean Haus Synopsis from Goodreads: Raised in poverty and violence, Gabe Reed wears a could-care-less attitude like a shield. He expects life to suck. It always has, and he is usually the one to screw it up even more. Drumming for the college band Luminescent Juliet started as a way to release the built up rage inside of him. But when the band signs with a label, Gabe begins to envision a different life. He just needs to [ Read More of this Review ]

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 Posted by on June 30, 2015 at 7:00 am
Jun 162015
 
New Release Group Review: For Real by Alexis Hall

For Real by Alexis Hall Genre: M/M, BDSM, Erotica Publication Date: June 1st, 2015 ARC provided by Netgalley and Riptide Publishing Synopsis from Goodreads: Laurence Dalziel is worn down and washed up, and for him, the BDSM scene is all played out. Six years on from his last relationship, he’s pushing forty and tired of going through the motions of submission. Then he meets Toby Finch. Nineteen years old. Fearless, fierce, and vulnerable. Everything Laurie can’t remember being. Toby doesn’t know who he wants to be or what he wants to do. But he knows, with all the certainty of youth, [ Read More of this Review ]

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 Posted by on June 16, 2015 at 7:00 am
May 052015
 
Early Review: Day Shift (Midnight, Texas #2) by Charlaine Harris

Day Shift (Midnight, Texas #2) by Charlaine Harris Genre: Urban Fantasy, Paranormal Publication Date: May 5, 2015 ARC provided by Netgalley and Ace      Synopsis from Goodreads: In Midnight Crossroad, Charlaine Harris “capture[d] the same magic as the world of Bon Temps, Louisiana, and [took] it to another level” (Houston Press). Now the #1 New York Timesbestselling author of the Sookie Stackhouse novels returns to the one-traffic-light town you see only when you’re on the way to someplace else… There is no such thing as bad publicity, except in Midnight, Texas, where the residents like to keep to themselves. Even in a town full [ Read More of this Review ]

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 Posted by on May 5, 2015 at 7:00 am
May 022015
 
Mini Reviews: Midnight's Kiss by Thea Harrison, Jaguar Pride by Terry Spear, and Taking Fire by Lindsay McKenna

New Release Review: Midnight’s Kiss by Thea Harrison Book 8 in Elder Races series Release date: May 5, 2015 Genre: Paranormal Romance Book provided by NetGalley and Penguin Group Berkley NAL Synopsis from Goodreads: In the latest Novel of the Elder Races, two souls who have long buried their passions are about to be consumed… Ever since their scorching affair ended years ago, Julian, the Nightkind King, and Melisande, daughter of the Light Fae Queen, have tried to put the past behind them—and distance between them. But when a war breaks out between Julian and Justine, a powerful Vampyre of [ Read More of this Review ]

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 Posted by on May 2, 2015 at 7:00 am
Mar 122015
 
Giveaway: Midnight Crossroad  (Midnight, Texas, #1)  by Charlaine Harris

Charlaine Harris became a household name when her #1 New York Times bestselling Sookie Stackhouse novels became the inspiration for HBO’s hit drama “True Blood.” Last year, Harris delighted fans once again with MIDNIGHT CROSSROAD, the first book in an all-new series that takes place in the same world as a Sookie Stackhouse—a place where the paranormal exists alongside the ordinary. It became an instant New York Times bestseller and left readers anxiously anticipating the release of the second installment, DAY SHIFT, on May 5, 2015.  MIDNIGHT CROSSROAD is perfect for readers of all genres and has all the elements [ Read More of this Review ]

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 Posted by on March 12, 2015 at 6:00 am
Feb 172015
 
New Release Review: The Last Time We Say Goodbye by Cynthia Hand

The Last Time We Say Goodbye by Cynthia Hand Genres: Young Adult Contemporary Publication Date: February 10th 2015 ARC Provided by HarperTeen and Edelweiss Synopsis from Goodreads: There’s death all around us. We just don’t pay attention. Until we do. The last time Lex was happy, it was before. When she had a family that was whole. A boyfriend she loved. Friends who didn’t look at her like she might break down at any moment. Now she’s just the girl whose brother killed himself. And it feels like that’s all she’ll ever be. As Lex starts to put her life back together, [ Read More of this Review ]

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 Posted by on February 17, 2015 at 12:21 pm

Early Review: Vanilla by Megan Hart

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Feb 162015
 
Early Review: Vanilla by Megan Hart

Vanilla by Megan Hart Genre: Erotic Romance Publication Date: February 24th, 2015 ARC provided by Netgalley and Mira Synopsis from Goodreads: It’s an acquired taste…he just has to acquire it Elise knows what she wants in the bedroom, and she makes sure she gets it. Her thirst for domination has long been quenched by a stable of men only too happy to bow down before her. But sexual satisfaction isn’t the same as love, and she’s been burned in the past by giving her heart too freely. Niall is handsome, smart, successful and sweet—sweet as vanilla. When they meet, their romantic [ Read More of this Review ]

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 Posted by on February 16, 2015 at 7:00 am

New Release Review: The Pact by Karina Halle

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Jan 282015
 
New Release Review: The Pact by Karina Halle

  The Pact by Karina Halle Genre: Contemporary Romance Publication Date: December 28, 2014 Synopsis from Goodreads: It all started with a pinky swear… Linden McGregor is tall, rugged, and gunslinger handsome; a helicopter pilot with a Scottish brogue and charm to spare. He’s also one of Stephanie Robson’s best friends and has fit into that box for as long as she’s known him. Beautiful, funny and an ambitious businesswoman (with one hell of an ass), Stephanie Robson is one of Linden McGregor’s best friends and has fit into that box for as long as he’s known her. But some relationships [ Read More of this Review ]

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 Posted by on January 28, 2015 at 7:00 am

January Mini Reviews: The Good, The (Not So) Bad, and The Ugly

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Jan 272015
 
January Mini Reviews: The Good, The (Not So) Bad, and The Ugly

Because of the amount of books I read most months, I don’t get to review everything for the blog. The Mini Review Catch Up is my place to give you a little information about some of my other reads and whether or not I would recommend them without going into tons of detail. This time I have a few very different reads to spotlight and I’ll let you know whether they were good, (not so) bad, or just plain ugly!   All the Bright Places by Jennifer Niven Genre: Young Adult Contemporary Publication Date: January 6th 2015 ARC Provided by [ Read More of this Review ]

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 Posted by on January 27, 2015 at 7:00 am
Jan 152015
 
To Serial or Not to Serial: Don't Deny Me by Megan Hart

The Serialized Book – Is it Worth It? In June of last year, we brought you a new Badass feature: ‘To Serial or Not to Serial…’ We continue this feature today with Megan Hart’s Don’t Deny Me. For those of you who aren’t familiar with serials, it’s simply a book that’s broken up into multiple parts and released one at a time. This is typically done in quick succession so the reader isn’t left hanging for too long. But don’t despair if you prefer to read an entire book in one sitting; all of the serials I’ve read were later released [ Read More of this Review ]

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 Posted by on January 15, 2015 at 7:00 am

Review: Naughty Bits (The Complete Novel) by Joey W. Hill

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Dec 212014
 
Review: Naughty Bits (The Complete Novel) by Joey W. Hill

Naughty Bits by Joey W. Hill Genre: Erotica/Contemporary Romance Publication Date: January 6th, 2015 ARCs for Parts I, II, & IV Provided by Netgalley and Berkley Synopsis from Goodreads: To better serve the customers of her lingerie shop, Madison must explore the pleasures of giving up control… After inheriting her sister’s North Carolina lingerie shop, Naughty Bits, Madison jumps at the chance to dump her boring finance career and try her luck down South. But even before Madison can settle in, she catches the attention of the owner of the neighboring hardware store. Sexually dominant Logan Scott recognizes a submissive when [ Read More of this Review ]

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 Posted by on December 21, 2014 at 7:00 am

New Release Review + Giveaway: Wild Holiday Nights: Holiday Rush\Playing Games\All Night Long by Samantha Hunter, Meg Maguire, and Debbi Rawlins

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Dec 172014
 
New Release Review + Giveaway: Wild Holiday Nights: Holiday Rush\Playing Games\All Night Long by Samantha Hunter, Meg Maguire, and Debbi Rawlins

Wild Holiday Nights: Holiday Rush\Playing Games\All Night Long by Samantha Hunter, Meg Maguire, and Debbi Rawlins Genre: Erotic Romance Publication Date: November 18, 2014 ARC Provided by Harlequin and Netgalley Badass has a giveaway! Scroll down to enter a chance to win a signed copy of this fun anthology! Synopsis from Goodreads: Satisfy your Christmas cravings with HOLIDAY RUSH by Samantha Hunter Cake guru Calla Michaels is canceling Christmas to deal with fondant, batter and an attempted robbery. Then officer Gideon Stone shows up at her door. Calla thought her kitchen was hot enough before. PLAYING GAMES by Meg Maguire With [ Read More of this Review ]

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 Posted by on December 17, 2014 at 7:00 am
Dec 152014
 
Review: Love, in English by Karina Halle

Love, in English by Karina Halle Book #1 in Love, in English Genre: Contemporary Romance Publication Date: April 20, 2014 Synopsis from Goodreads: He’s thirty-eight. I’m twenty-three. He speaks Spanish. I speak English. He lives in Spain. I live in Canada. He dresses in thousand-dollar suits. I’m covered in tattoos. He’s married and has a five-year old daughter. I’m single and can’t commit to anyone or anything. Until now. Because when they say you can’t choose who you fall in love with, boy ain’t that the f*#king truth. *** To a restless dreamer like Vera Miles, it sounded like the experience [ Read More of this Review ]

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 Posted by on December 15, 2014 at 7:00 am

New Release Review: The Void by J.D. Horn

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Nov 282014
 
New Release Review: The Void by J.D. Horn

The Void by J.D. Horn Book #3 in Witching Savannah Genres: Urban Fantasy Publication Date: November 18th 2014 ARC Provided by 47North and Netgalley Synopsis from Goodreads: An otherworldly energy runs through the city of Savannah, betraying its sleepy, moss-cradled charm. The old, beguiling streets look welcoming to most…but certain families know what lurks under their genteel surfaces. Families like Mercy Taylor’s, which has the most powerful lineage of witches in the South, know this all too well. Mercy and her husband, Peter, are happily preparing to welcome baby Colin into their lives. But their excitement quickly becomes overshadowed by a [ Read More of this Review ]

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 Posted by on November 28, 2014 at 7:00 am

Release Day Review: Blamed by Edie Harris

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Nov 032014
 
Release Day Review: Blamed by Edie Harris

Blamed by Edie Harris Book #1 in Blood Money Genre: Romantic Suspense Publication Date: November 3rd, 2014 ARC Provided by Netgalley and Carina Press Synopsis from Goodreads: Born into a long line of spies, sanctioned killers and covert weapons developers, Beth Faraday carried out her first hit-for-hire when she was still a teenager. That part of her life—the American spy royalty part—ended one year ago, with a job gone wrong in Afghanistan. The collateral damage she caused with a single shot was unfathomable and, for Beth, unforgivable. She’s worked hard to build a new life for herself, far away from the [ Read More of this Review ]

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 Posted by on November 3, 2014 at 7:00 am
Oct 222014
 
Mini Reviews: A YA Potpourri

I haven’t had a lot of time for reviews lately, but I did manage to squeeze in a few reads.  Nothing was absolutely terrible, but I did find a new favorite or two.  If you’ve read any of these books, let me know what you thought about them in the comments!   A Song for Ella Grey by David Almond Genre: Young Adult Magical Realism Publication Date: October 2nd 2014 ARC Provided by Netgalley and  Hodder Children’s Books Synopsis from Goodreads: “I’m the one who’s left behind. I’m the one to tell the tale. I knew them both…knew how they lived and [ Read More of this Review ]

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 Posted by on October 22, 2014 at 7:00 am
Sep 172014
 
Series Farewell: The Hollows by Kim Harrison

  If you look around Badass Book Reviews, you will see that we all have a love of Urban Fantasy and strong female characters.  AH and I especially love long-running UF series and one of our favorites just recently came to an end.  Kim Harrison’s The Hollows series was our introduction to urban fantasy and it spawned a decade-long obsession…  not to mention an incredibly bloated to-read list.  There’s so much to love about this series, from the detailed world-building to the flawed yet relatable characters and the secrets and politics. If you aren’t familiar with the series, it takes place in an alternate version of [ Read More of this Review ]

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 Posted by on September 17, 2014 at 11:17 am
Jul 092014
 
New Release Review: Shattered by Kevin Hearne

Shattered by Kevin Hearne Series: Iron Druid Chronicles #7 Genre: Urban Fantasy Release Date: Jun 17, 2014 For nearly two thousand years, there was only one Druid left walking the Earth—Atticus O’Sullivan, the Iron Druid, whose sharp wit and sharp sword kept him alive while pursued by a pantheon of hostile deities. Now he’s got company. Atticus’s apprentice Granuaile is at last a full Druid herself. What’s more, Atticus has defrosted an archdruid long ago frozen in time, a father figure (of sorts) who now goes by the modern equivalent of his old Irish name: Owen Kennedy. And Owen has [ Read More of this Review ]

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 Posted by on July 9, 2014 at 7:01 am
Jun 062014
 
New Release Group Review: The Source by JD Horn

The Source by JD Horn Book #2 in Witching Savannah Genre: Urban Fantasy Publication Date: June 3rd 2014 ARC Provided by Netgalley and 47 North Synopsis from Goodreads: Graceful trees and historic buildings fill Savannah, Georgia, but beneath the city’s Southern splendor, its supernatural roots run deep. The members of local witch families grace the society pages…when they’re not secretly protecting their magical work from dark forces. Savannah resident Mercy Taylor may now be in control of the South’s most powerful family of witches, but she’s struggling to master her newfound magic. Pregnant with her first child and still reeling from a heartbreaking [ Read More of this Review ]

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 Posted by on June 6, 2014 at 10:29 am

New Release Review: Will the Real Abi Saunders Please Stand Up?

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May 092014
 
New Release Review: Will the Real Abi Saunders Please Stand Up?

Will the Real Abi Saunders Please Stand Up? by Sara Hantz Genre: Young Adult Contemporary Publication Date: May 6th 2014 ARC Provided by Netgalley and Entangled Teen Synopsis from Goodreads: Abi Saunders might be a kickboxing champion, but when it comes to being the center of attention, she’d rather take a roundhouse kick to the solar plexus any day. So when her trainer convinces her to audition to be the stunt double for hot teen starlet Tilly Watson, Abi is shocked—and a little freaked out—when she gets the job. Being a stunt double is overwhelming, but once the wig and makeup are on, [ Read More of this Review ]

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 Posted by on May 9, 2014 at 7:00 am