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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Early Review: Reign of Shadows by Sophie Jordan

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Jan 222016
 
Early Review: Reign of Shadows by Sophie Jordan

Reign of Shadows by Sophie Jordan Book #1 in Reign of Shadows Genre: Young Adult/Fantasy Publication Date: February 9th, 2016 ARC provided by Edelweiss and HarperTeen Synopsis from Goodreads: Seventeen years ago, an eclipse cloaked the kingdom of Relhok in perpetual darkness. In the chaos, an evil chancellor murdered the king and queen and seized their throne. Luna, Relhok’s lost princess, has been hiding in a tower ever since. Luna’s survival depends on the world believing she is dead. But that doesn’t stop Luna from wanting more. When she meets Fowler, a mysterious archer braving the woods outside her tower, Luna [ Read More of this Review ]

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Genre Book Showdown: This is Where it Ends vs Violent Ends

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Jan 052016
 
Genre Book Showdown: This is Where it Ends vs Violent Ends

I’ve been sitting on This Is Where It Ends for a long time.  I requested it months ago, but wanted to put my review out closer to it’s release date.  While I waited Violent Ends came out, and I thought it was interesting that the two were very similar.  Not only were both books about school shootings, both of them were also told from multiple perspectives, none of which are the shooter.  I wondered if these books would make for a perfect comparison review, and I was eager to put these two books in the ring and see who came out the winner. If you’ve [ Read More of this Review ]

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Early Review: What You Need by Lorelei James

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Jan 042016
 
Early Review: What You Need by Lorelei James

What You Need by Lorelei James Book #1 in Need You Genre: Contemporary Romance Publication Date: January 5th, 2016 ARC provided by Signet and Netgalley Synopsis from Goodreads: As the CFO of Lund Industries, Brady Lund is the poster child for responsibility. But eighty hour work weeks leave him little time for a life outside his corner office. His brothers stage an intervention and drag him to a seedy night club…where he sees her, the buttoned up blonde from the secretarial pool who’s starred in his fantasies for months. Lennox Greene is a woman with a rebellious past—which she carefully conceals beneath [ Read More of this Review ]

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Jun 052015
 
Review: Pirate's Alley by Suzanne Johnson

Pirate’s Alley by Suzanne Johnson Book #4 in Sentinels of New Orleans Genre: Urban Fantasy Publication Date: April 21st 2015 ARC Provided by Tor Books Synopsis from Goodreads: Wizard sentinel DJ Jaco thought she had gotten used to the chaos of her life in post-Katrina New Orleans, but a new threat is looming, one that will test every relationship she holds dear. Caught in the middle of a rising struggle between the major powers in the supernatural world—the Wizards, Elves, Vampires and the Fae—DJ finds her loyalties torn and her mettle tested in matters both professional and personal. Her relationship with enforcer [ Read More of this Review ]

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 Posted by on June 5, 2015 at 11:42 am

Early Release Group Review: Suddenly One Summer by Julie James

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May 292015
 
Early Release Group Review: Suddenly One Summer by Julie James

Suddenly One Summer by Julie James Genre: Contemporary Romance Release Date: June 2, 2015 ARC Provided by Berkley/NAL Divorce lawyer Victoria Slade has seen enough unhappy endings to swear off marriage forever. That doesn’t mean she’s opposed to casual dating—just not with her cocky new neighbor, who is as gorgeous and tempting as he is off-limits. But once she agrees to take on his sister’s case, she’s as determined to win as ever—even if that means teaming up with Ford… Investigative journalist Ford Dixon is bent on finding the man who got his sister pregnant and left her high and [ Read More of this Review ]

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 Posted by on May 29, 2015 at 6:51 am

Review: A Lot Like Love by Julie James

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Apr 272015
 
Review: A Lot Like Love by Julie James

A Lot Like Love by Julie James Book #2 in FBI/US Attorney Genre: Contemporary Romance Publication Date: March 1st, 2011 Synopsis from Goodreads: The FBI wants her cooperation… As the daughter of a billionaire and the owner of the city’s top wine store, Jordan Rhodes is invited to the most exclusive parties in Chicago. But there’s only one party the FBI wants to crash: the charity fundraiser of a famous restaurateur, who also happens to launder money for the mob. In exchange for her brother’s release from prison, Jordan is going to be there—with a date supplied by the Bureau. Agent McCall [ Read More of this Review ]

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 Posted by on April 27, 2015 at 7:00 am

Review: Daring by Elliott James

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Dec 192014
 
Review: Daring by Elliott James

Daring by Elliott James Series: Pax Arcana #2 Genre: Urban Fantasy Release Date: September 23rd, 2014 Audiobook narrated by Roger Wayne THE WEREWOLVES HAVE A NEW LEADER…AND HE CANNOT BE STOPPED. Something is rotten in the state of Wisconsin. Werewolf packs are being united and absorbed into an army of super soldiers by a mysterious figure who speaks like an angel and fights like a demon. And every Knight Templar—keepers of the magical peace between mankind and magickind—who tries to get close to this big bad wolf winds up dead. No knight can infiltrate a group whose members can smell [ Read More of this Review ]

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 Posted by on December 19, 2014 at 6:47 am
Aug 122014
 
Early Review: The Sweetheart Secret by Shirley Jump

The Sweetheart Secret by Shirley Jump Book #3 in Sweetheart Sisters Genres: Contemporary Romance Publication Date: September 2nd 2014 ARC Provided by Netgalley and Berkley Synopsis from Goodreads: The Sweetheart Sisters are ready for some good ol’ matchmaking… Colton Harper, Rescue Bay’s resident physician, gave up his wild ways years ago, in exchange for a straight and narrow life. But then a one-night stand comes back to haunt him when the intoxicating woman he left behind shows up in Rescue Bay. Once upon a time, fiery Daisy Barton was Colt’s wife—and still is, thanks to a paperwork glitch. Now she’s [ Read More of this Review ]

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 Posted by on August 12, 2014 at 7:00 am
Apr 292014
 
Early Review and Giveaway: It Happened One Wedding by Julie James

It Happened One Wedding by Julie James Series: FBI/U.S. Attorney #5 Genre: Contemporary Romance Publication Date: May 6, 2014 Book provided by Berkley/NAL Romance **After the review, be sure to enter our giveaway for a chance to win a print copy of It Happened One Wedding! ** SHE KNOWS BETTER THAN TO SAY “I DO” After a humiliating end to her engagement, investment banker Sidney Sinclair is done with commitment-phobic men. But when her sister winds up engaged after a whirlwind courtship, she’s thrown in to close contact with exactly the kind of sexy playboy she wants to avoid—the gorgeous best man. [ Read More of this Review ]

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 Posted by on April 29, 2014 at 6:59 am
Apr 242014
 
New Release Review: The Sweetheart Rules by Shirley Jump

The Sweetheart Rules by Shirley Jump Book #2 in Sweetheart Sisters Genre: Contemporary Romance Publication Date: April 1st 2014 ARC Provided by Netgalley and Berkley Synopsis from Goodreads: The Sweetheart Sisters are ready to give some old-school lessons in love… Rescue Bay veterinarian Diana Tuttle is a great single mom, but she has a harder time taking care of herself. Having been burned in the past by her son’s noncommittal father, the last thing she wants is a man who isn’t in it for the long haul—until a foolish one-night stand from her past walks back into her life. Coast Guard Lieutenant [ Read More of this Review ]

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 Posted by on April 24, 2014 at 7:00 am
Apr 172014
 
Guest Post, Review, & Giveaway: Twisted Miracles by AJ Larrieu

Badass Book Reviews Welcomes: I recently had the pleasure  of reading AJ Larrieu’s debut novel, Twisted Miracles, and I loved it – a solid 4 skull read!  I’m super excited to have AJ stop by the blog today and introduce you to her world of Louisiana shadowminds because I think this is a perfect read for fans of Badass urban fantasy.  But enough from me, let me introduce you to the book and then AJ will take over.  Be sure you keep reading for your chance to enter the amazing giveaway we have and see my full review of the novel. Twisted [ Read More of this Review ]

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 Posted by on April 17, 2014 at 7:00 am
Mar 102014
 
Early Review: Stolen Songbird by Danielle Jensen

Early Review: Stolen Songbird by Danielle Jensen Book 1 in The Malediction Trilogy Release date: April 1, 2014 Genre: Fantasy, Young Adult, Romance Book provided by Strange Chemistry Synopsis from Goodreads: For those who have loved Seraphina and Graceling comes another truly fabulous fantasy… For five centuries, a witch’s curse has bound the trolls to their city beneath the ruins of Forsaken Mountain. Time enough for their dark and nefarious magic to fade from human memory and into myth. But a prophesy has been spoken of a union with the power to set the trolls free, and when Cecile de [ Read More of this Review ]

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 Posted by on March 10, 2014 at 7:00 am

Mini Reviews: YA Roundup

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Jan 262014
 
Mini Reviews: YA Roundup

I read a ton of YA books last year and, while some of them were very good, a lot of them were hit or miss.  This year I’m trying to get back to my adult paranormal roots a little bit more, but that doesn’t mean I am totally going to ignore my new YA leanings.  Today I’ll give you a peek into the YA books (and one NA novella!) I’ve been reading lately and let you know which ones are worth your time!   Uninvited by Sophie Jordan Book #1 in the Uninvited series Genre: Young Adult Dystopian Publication Date: January 28th 2014 ARC Provided [ Read More of this Review ]

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 Posted by on January 26, 2014 at 7:00 am
Oct 302013
 
Wolfin' Out Mini Reviews: Charming, Not Your Ordinary Wolf Girl, and Inhuman

This past month I read three books that tackled the “were” issue. Charming, Not Your Ordinary Wolf Girl, and Inhuman are all very different stories but they have one thing in common, the mixing of human and animal DNA. Charming has a more traditional take on the werewolf myth but blends it with fairytale stylings. Not Your Ordinary Wolf Girl gives the first-person experience of a young woman who finds herself undergoing a change… And finally, Inhuman takes a look at the havoc that could be unleashed if humans started mixing our DNA with animals in order to create new [ Read More of this Review ]

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 Posted by on October 30, 2013 at 7:00 am
Aug 162013
 
New Release Review: Elysian Fields by Suzanne Johnson

Elysian Fields by Suzanne Johnson Book #3 in the Sentinels of New Orleans series Genre: Urban Fantasy Publication Date: August 13th 2013 Print Galley Provided by Tor Books Synopsis from Goodreads: An undead serial killer comes for DJ in this thrilling third installment of Suzanne Johnson’s Sentinels of New Orleans series The mer feud has been settled, but life in South Louisiana still has more twists and turns than the muddy Mississippi. New Orleanians are under attack from a copycat killer mimicking the crimes of a 1918 serial murderer known as the Axeman of New Orleans. Thanks to a tip from the undead [ Read More of this Review ]

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 Posted by on August 16, 2013 at 7:00 am

Early Review: Carniepunk by Rachel Caine and multiple authors

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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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 Posted by on July 5, 2013 at 7:00 am

Review: Thieftaker by D.B. Jackson

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Jun 012013
 
Review: Thieftaker by D.B. Jackson

Thieftaker by D.B. Jackson Book #1 in the Thieftaker Chronicles Genre: Historical/Paranormal Mystery Publication Date: July 3rd 2012 Book Borrowed from Local Library  Synopsis from Goodreads: Boston, 1765: In D.B. Jackson’s Thieftaker, revolution is brewing as the British Crown imposes increasingly onerous taxes on the colonies, and intrigue swirls around firebrands like Samuel Adams and the Sons of Liberty. But for Ethan Kaille, a thieftaker who makes his living by conjuring spells that help him solve crimes, politics is for others…until he is asked to recover a necklace worn by the murdered daughter of a prominent family. Suddenly, he faces another [ Read More of this Review ]

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 Posted by on June 1, 2013 at 7:00 am
Apr 152013
 
New Release Review: Love Irresistibly by Julie James

Love Irresistibly by Julie James Series: FBI/US Attorney #4 Genre: Contemporary Romance Publication Date: April 2, 2013 HE’S USED TO GETTING WHAT HE WANTS… A former football star and one of Chicago’s top prosecutors, Assistant U.S. Attorney Cade Morgan will do anything to nail a corrupt state senator, which means he needs Brooke Parker’s help. As general counsel for a restaurant company, she can get a bug to the senator’s table at one of her five-star restaurants so the FBI can eavesdrop on him. All Cade has to do is convince Brooke to cooperate—and he’s not afraid to use a [ Read More of this Review ]

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 Posted by on April 15, 2013 at 7:04 am
Feb 112013
 
Early Review: The Summer Prince by Alaya Dawn Johnson

The Summer Prince by Alaya Dawn Johnson Publication Date: 01 March 2013 ARC Provided by Netgalley and Arthur A. Levine Books Synopsis from Goodreads: A heart-stopping story of love, death, technology, and art set amid the tropics of a futuristic Brazil. The lush city of Palmares Tres shimmers with tech and tradition, with screaming gossip casters and practiced politicians. In the midst of this vibrant metropolis, June Costa creates art that’s sure to make her legendary. But her dreams of fame become something more when she meets Enki, the bold new Summer King. The whole city falls in love with [ Read More of this Review ]

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 Posted by on February 11, 2013 at 10:05 am