Sep 032014
 
New Release Group Review: The Getaway God by Richard Kadrey

The Getaway God by Richard Kadrey Book #6 in Sandman Slim Genres: Urban Fantasy Publication Date: August 26th 2014 ARC Provided by Edelweiss and Harper Voyager Synopsis from Goodreads: Sandman Slim must save himself-and the entire world-from the wrath of some enraged and vengeful ancient gods in this sixth high-octane adventure in the New York Times bestselling series Being a half-human, half-angel nephilim with a bad rep and a worse attitude-not to mention temporarily playing Lucifer-James Stark aka Sandman Slim has made a few enemies. None, though, are as fearsome as the vindictive Angra Om Ya-the old gods. But their imminent invasion is [ Read More of this Review ]

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 Posted by on September 3, 2014 at 12:04 pm
Apr 112014
 
Mini Reviews: The Good, The 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 four very different reads to spotlight and I’ll let you know whether they were good, bad, or just plain ugly! The Good   Delilah: The Making of Red by Jessica Sorensen Book #2.5 in Nova Genre: Contemporary New Adult Romance Publication Date: March 18th 2014 E-Book Purchased [ Read More of this Review ]

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 Posted by on April 11, 2014 at 2:05 pm
Apr 092014
 
Early Review: The Forever Song by Julie Kagawa

Early Release Review: The Forever Song by Julie Kagawa Release date: April 15, 2014 Genre: Young Adult, Paranormal, Post-Apocalyptic, Horror Book provided by NetGalley and Harlequin Teen Synopsis from Goodreads: VENGEANCE WILL BE HERS Allison Sekemoto once struggled with the question: human or monster? With the death of her love, Zeke, she has her answer. MONSTER Allie will embrace her cold vampire side to hunt down and end Sarren, the psychopathic vampire who murdered Zeke. But the trail is bloody and long, and Sarren has left many surprises for Allie and her companions—her creator, Kanin, and her blood brother, Jackal. [ Read More of this Review ]

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 Posted by on April 9, 2014 at 7:00 am
Dec 052013
 
Group Review: These Broken Stars by Amie Kaufman and Meagan Spooner

Christal and AH were very excited to receive a copy of These Broken Stars by Amie Kaufman and Meagan Spooner to review. We figured that a regular review just wouldn’t do – we had to share our thoughts on the book with you.   Group Review: These Broken Stars by Amie Kaufman and Meagan Spooner Book 1 in the Starbound series Release date: December 10, 2013 Genre: Young Adult, Science Fiction, Romance Book provided by NetGalley and Disney Hyperion Synopsis from Goodreads: It’s a night like any other on board the Icarus. Then, catastrophe strikes: the massive luxury spaceliner is [ Read More of this Review ]

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 Posted by on December 5, 2013 at 8:11 am
Nov 272013
 
Early Review: Racing Savannah by Miranda Kenneally

Early Review: Racing Savannah by Miranda Kenneally Book 4 in the Hundred Oaks series Release date: December 3, 2013 Genre: Contemporary Romance, Young Adult Book provided by NetGalley and Sourcebooks Fire Synopsis from Goodreads: They’re from two different worlds. He lives in the estate house, and she spends most of her time in the stables helping her father train horses. In fact, Savannah has always been much more comfortable around horses than boys. Especially boys like Jack Goodwin—cocky, popular and completely out of her league. She knows the rules: no mixing between the staff and the Goodwin family. But Jack [ Read More of this Review ]

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 Posted by on November 27, 2013 at 7:00 am
Nov 042013
 
Novella Reviews: Close to You and Entwined

Today, AH and I are taking a break from the full-length novels and diving into two novellas from Stacia Kane and Kristen Callihan. Both of the novellas are from exisiting series and could be read as standalones, but we wouldn’t recommend it. The real purpose of these novellas is to give fans a little glimpse into a story they wouldn’t otherwise have seen. Read on to see if we think these novellas were worth the pit stop! Close to You by Stacia Kane Book #5.5 in the Downside Ghosts series Genre: Urban Fantasy Publication Date: 8 October 2013 ARC Provided by Netgalley and St. [ Read More of this Review ]

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 Posted by on November 4, 2013 at 7:10 am
Oct 082013
 
Early Review: Dead Set by Richard Kadrey

In honor of Halloween this month, I will be featuring reviews of some new and upcoming spine-tingling reads.  From ghosts to zombies and everything in between, look for the Frightening Fall Reads banner when you are ready for something spooky this month!  First up is a dark urban fantasy from Richard Kadrey, author of the bestselling Sandman Slim series…   Dead Set by Richard Kadrey Genre: YA Urban Fantasy Publication Date: 29 October 2013 ARC Provided by Edelweiss and Harper Voyager Synopsis from Goodreads: After her father’s funeral, Zoe and her mother moved to the Big City to start over. But life’s not so easy, the money [ Read More of this Review ]

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 Posted by on October 8, 2013 at 8:57 am
Sep 242013
 
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 his wounds but with no memory of his past identity. What’s worse, each time he cheats death someone else dies in his place. Sent to steal an antique box from some squatters in an abandoned warehouse near the West Side Highway, Trent soon finds himself [ Read More of this Review ]

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Aug 292013
 
Review: Catching Jordan by Miranda Kenneally

Review: Catching Jordan by Miranda Kenneally Book 1 in Hundred Oaks series Release date: December 1, 2012 Genre: Young Adult *I won this book* Synopsis from Goodreads: ONE OF THE BOYS What girl doesn’t want to be surrounded by gorgeous jocks day in and day out? Jordan Woods isn’t just surrounded by hot guys, though-she leads them as the captain and quarterback of her high school football team. They all see her as one of the guys and that’s just fine. As long as she gets her athletic scholarship to a powerhouse university. But everything she’s ever worked for is [ Read More of this Review ]

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 Posted by on August 29, 2013 at 7:00 am
Aug 272013
 
Novella Reviews: Five Stories From Some Favorite Authors

Grimoire of the Lamb by Kevin Hearne Book #0.4 in the Iron Druid Chronicles Genre: Urban Fantasy Publication Date: May 7th 2013 E-Book Purchased from Amazon.com Synopsis from Goodreads: There’s nothing like an impromptu holiday to explore the birthplace of modern civilisation, but when Atticus and Oberon pursue a book-stealing Egyptian wizard – with a penchant for lamb – to the land of the pharaohs, they find themselves in hot, crocodile-infested water. The trip takes an even nastier turn when they discover the true nature of the nefarious plot they’ve been drawn into. On the wrong side of the vengeful [ Read More of this Review ]

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 Posted by on August 27, 2013 at 1:24 pm
Aug 032013
 
New Release Review: Complete Me by J. Kenner

New Release Review: Complete Me by J. Kenner Book 3 in The Stark Trilogy Release date: July 30, 2013 Genre: Contemporary Romance, Erotic Book provided by NetGalley and Random House/Bantam Synopsis from Goodreads: This sexy, emotionally charged romance continues the story of Damien Stark, the powerful multimillionaire who’s never had to take “no” for an answer, and Nikki Fairchild, the Southern belle who only says “yes” on her own terms. Our desire runs deep. But our secrets cut close. Beautiful, strong, and commanding, Damien Stark fills a void in me that no other man can touch. His fierce cravings push [ Read More of this Review ]

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 Posted by on August 3, 2013 at 7:00 am
Jul 132013
 
Memory of A Summer and America's Past -- Review: Joyland by Stephen King

Joyland by Stephen King *audio book purchased from audible.com* Regina’s Rating 4.5 stars/Grade B+ Book Summary: “I love crime, I love mysteries, and I love ghosts,” says Stephen King, who has combined these elements into a wonderful new story. Joyland is a whodunit noir crime novel and a haunting ghost story set in the world of an amusement park. It tells the story of the summer in which college student Devin Jones comes to work as a ‘carny’ in small-town North Carolina and has to confront the legacy of a vicious murder, the fate of a dying child, and the [ Read More of this Review ]

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 Posted by on July 13, 2013 at 9:28 am
Jul 062013
 
Early Group Review: Kill City Blues by Richard Kadrey

Kill City Blues by Richard Kadrey Book #5 in the Sandman Slim series Genre: Urban Fantasy Publication Date: July 30th 2013 ARC Provided by Edelweiss and Harper Voyager Synopsis from Goodreads: Bestselling author Richard Kadrey continues his acclaimed Sandman Slim series with this high-octane fifth adventure that takes Stark into a dark and dangerous mirrorworld of LA “The perfect escapist storyline . . . side-splittingly funny. . . . Gruesome slapstick mixed with down-and-dirty Hammett-esque mayhem and double-dealing. . . . If you’ve been hoping someone would bring the full-strength SoCal toxic waste to the urban fantasy game, then Sandman [ Read More of this Review ]

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 Posted by on July 6, 2013 at 7:00 am
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
Jul 022013
 
Badass Hidden Gem: Turn It Up by Inez Kelley

Turn It Up by Inez Kelley Genre: Contemporary Romance Release Date: Aug 1, 2011 Dr. Bastian Talbot and self-proclaimed sex goddess Charlie Pierce heat up the air waves with their flirty banter as radio hosts Dr. Hot and the Honeypot. Off the air, they’re best friends…but Bastian wants to be so much more. He wants Charlie–in bed, and forever. Problem is, Charlie doesn’t do commitment. Sure, she’s had X-rated fantasies of Bastian, but he was always just a friend–until he impulsively proposes and unleashes the lust they’ve been denying for years. Charlie’s willing to explore where their wild chemistry leads, [ Read More of this Review ]

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 Posted by on July 2, 2013 at 7:04 am
Jun 182013
 
Interview, Blog Hop and Giveaway! Laura Kaye Visits Us Today to Talk About South of Surrender

Interview of Laura Kaye (and a Giveaway too!) BadAssBook Reviews welcomes Laura Kaye today for an interview to discuss the release of her new book South of Surrender the third book in the Hearts of the Anemoi series.   We have a contest below — so keep reading to win and play! Regina:  One of the things I really enjoy about your writing is that while there is a focus on the romance and the passion, the characters are very well developed. What are your influences in terms of writing and developing characters? Laura:  Thank you for that! Every story I [ Read More of this Review ]

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 Posted by on June 18, 2013 at 7:00 am
Jun 162013
 
New Release Review: Outcast by Adrienne Kress

Outcast by Adrienne Kress Genre: YA Urban Fantasy Publication Date: June 4th 2013 ARC Provided by Netgalley and Diversion Books  Synopsis from Goodreads: After six years of “angels” coming out of the sky and taking people from her town, 16-year-old Riley Carver has just about had it living with the constant fear. When one decides to terrorize her in her own backyard, it’s the final straw. She takes her mother’s shotgun and shoots the thing. So it’s dead. Or … not? In place of the creature she shot, is a guy. A really hot guy. A really hot alive and breathing [ Read More of this Review ]

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 Posted by on June 16, 2013 at 12:29 pm
May 072013
 
Review: Crystal Cove by Lisa Kleypas

Crystal Cove by Lisa Kleypas Series: Friday Harbor #4 Genre: Romance, Fantasy (Magic/Witches) Release Date: Feb 5, 2013 One woman who has been cursed never to find love… One man without a soul who wants her more than life itself… They meet in a small island town in the Pacific Northwest, where magic is in the air and fate is a force too powerful to defy… When Justine Hoffman was born, her mother cast a spell to protect her from heartbreak, and as a result, she is incapable of falling in love. Eventually Justine’s irrepressible curiosity —and her wish to [ Read More of this Review ]

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 Posted by on May 7, 2013 at 7:44 am
Apr 232013
 
Release Date Review: Claim Me by J. Kenner

Release Date Review: Claim Me by J.Kenner Book 2 in Stark Trilogy Book provided by NetGalley and Bantam Books Synopsis from Goodreads: For Damien, our obsession is a game. For me, it is fiercely, blindingly, real. Damien Stark’s need is palpable—his need for pleasure, his need for control, his need for me. Beautiful and brilliant yet tortured at his core, he is in every way my match. I have agreed to be his alone, and now I want him to be fully mine. I want us to possess each other beyond the sweetest edge of our ecstasy, into the deepest [ Read More of this Review ]

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 Posted by on April 23, 2013 at 7:00 am
Apr 102013
 
Early Group Review: The Eternity Cure

The Eternity Cure by Julie Kagawa Book #2 in the Blood of Eden series Genre: YA Dystopian/Post-Apocalyptic ARC provided by NetGalley and Harlequin Release Date: April 30, 2013 Synopsis from Goodreads: Allison Sekemoto has vowed to rescue her creator, Kanin, who is being held hostage and tortured by the psychotic vampire Sarren. The call of blood leads her back to the beginning—New Covington and the Fringe, and a vampire prince who wants her dead yet may become her wary ally. Even as Allie faces shocking revelations and heartbreak like she’s never known, a new strain of the Red Lung virus that decimated humanity is [ Read More of this Review ]

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 Posted by on April 10, 2013 at 7:00 am