Nov 062013
 
New Release Review: Shattered Bond by Sophie Littlefield

Shattered Bond by Sophie Littlefield Book #2 in the Joe Bashir novels Genre: Mystery Publication Date: 28 October 2013 ARC Provided by Edelweiss and Pocket Star Synopsis from Goodreads: Detective Joe Bashir enters the glittering world of San Francisco society…and what he discovers will shatter three families. The discovery of a murdered teenager disrupts a fundraiser given by Napa Valley vintner Hale Francesci at the Montair Country Club. While Hale and his wife entertained their guests, their seventeen-year-old daughter Courtney was the last person to see her best friend Ashley Cole alive in a nearby strip mall parking lot. When Detective Joe Bashir begins interviewing [ Read More of this Review ]

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 Posted by on November 6, 2013 at 11:09 am
Feb 182013
 
Interview and Givewaway of Sophie Littlefield's Garden of Stones

It is no secret that we at Badass love Sophie Littlefield’s books.  You can see our reviews of of her books here (Aftertime, Rebirth, Horizon, Bad Day for Pretty, Bad Day for Sorry, Bad Day for Scandal, Bad Day for Mercy, Blood Bond), our interview with her here and her guest blog post here.  Because we are so excited about her new novel, we invited Sophie Littlefield to interview with us again.   We are giving away a paperback copy of Garden of Stones to one lucky reader.  Please go to the bottom of this blog post to enter!  Prizes will only [ Read More of this Review ]

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 Posted by on February 18, 2013 at 9:02 am
Nov 262012
 
ARC Mini Reviews: Undeadly, Stray Souls, and Blood Bond

You know how sometimes you get so excited when the new ARCs are released that you just have to request them all… but then you have to find enough time to read and review them?  That’s the boat I found myself in this month, so to catch up, I’m sharing three mini reviews about the ARCs I most recently read. Undeadly by Michele Vail Book #1 in the Reaper Diaries series Publication Date: 27 Nov 2012 ARC Provided by Netgalley and Harlequin Teen Synopsis from Goodreads: The day I turned 16, my boyfriend-to-be died. I brought him back to life. Then [ Read More of this Review ]

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 Posted by on November 26, 2012 at 7:00 am
Sep 102012
 
ARC Review: Hanging by a Thread by Sophie Littlefield

ARC Review:  Hanging by a Thread by Sophie Littlefield Book provided by NetGalley and Random House Release Date: September 11, 2012 [box color=red]Synopsis from Goodreads: Summer is the best part of the year in Winston, California, and the Fourth of July is the highlight of the season. But the perfect town Clare remembers has changed, and everyone is praying that this summer will be different from the last two—that this year’s Fourth of July festival won’t see one of their own vanish without a trace, leaving no leads and no suspects. The media are in a frenzy predicting a third disappearance, [ Read More of this Review ]

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 Posted by on September 10, 2012 at 7:00 am
Jun 282012
 
New Release Review:  A Bad Day for Mercy (Stella Hardesty #4) by Sophie Littlefield

A Bad Day for Mercy (Stella Hardesty #4) by Sophie Littlefield 5 Stars/ Grade A+ *Purchased Audio Book from Audible.com* [box=red]A call from Stella’s little sister brings the news that Stella’s step-nephew, Chip, has been threatened with serious bodily harm if he doesn’t settle his unpaid gambling debts. Stella makes the drive to Chip’s home in Wisconsin, only to walk in on a wee-hours dismemberment. Chip and his Russian girlfriend, Natalya, insist the man was left, already dead, on their porch. Suspicious but compelled to help family, Stella tracks down other suspects, including the deceased’s business partner, a purveyor of black-market [ Read More of this Review ]

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 Posted by on June 28, 2012 at 8:00 am
Jun 172012
 
Bad Day for Mercy Giveaway!

We are hosting a giveaway of Sophie Littlefield’s new Stella Hardesty novel, the fourth in the series — A Bad Day for Mercy!  It is no secret that I absolutely love this series, check out my reviews for the first three in this series here:  A Bad Day for Sorry, A Bad Day for Pretty, and A Bad Day for Scandal.  Ms. Littlefield was also very generous with her time and stopped by for an interview, you can read our interview of her here.  This giveaway can only be sent to a U.S. address. Enter Here! a Rafflecopter giveaway

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 Posted by on June 17, 2012 at 7:00 am
May 112012
 
Review: Bad Day for Scandal by Sophie Littlefield

Bad Day for Scandal (Stella Hardesty #3) by Sophie Littlefield *audio book purchased from audible.com* Regina’s Rating: 5 Skulls; Grade A [box color=black]When Prosper homegirl turned big-city businesswoman Priss Porter returns to town with a body in her trunk, she calls Stella Hardesty to dispose of it. Her uppity ways don’t convince Stella to take the job, and Priss attempts to blackmail her with a snapshot of Stella doing what she does best: curing woman-beaters by the use of force. Stella refuses to cooperate and goes home, only to hear later that Priss and her brother, Liman, have gone missing after calling in a disturbance. [ Read More of this Review ]

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 Posted by on May 11, 2012 at 7:00 am
Apr 112012
 
Review:  Bad Day for Sorry by Sophie Littlefield

Bad Day for Sorry by Sophie Littlefield Audio book purchased from audible.com Regina’s Rating: 4.5 Skulls, Grade A [box color=red]Stella Hardesty, our salty, unlikely heroine, runs a sewing shop in rural Missouri. She also has a side business helping battered women with their abusive boyfriends and husbands. When Chrissy Shaw asks Stella for help, it seems like a straightforward case, until Chrissy’s no-good husband disappears with her two-year-old son. Now Stella finds herself in a battle against a more formidable enemy as she risks her own life to recover the boy.[/box] Avenging angels in books come in a few different forms, [ Read More of this Review ]

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 Posted by on April 11, 2012 at 7:00 am
Apr 092012
 
Review: Bad Day for Pretty by Sophie Littlefield

Bad Day for Pretty by Sophie Littlefield Audio book purchased from audible.com [box color=red]Stella Hardesty, avenger of wronged women, is getting cozy with Sheriff  “Goat” Jones when a tornado blows none other than Goat’s scheming ex-wife, Brandy, through the front door. Adding to the chaos, the tornado destroys the snack shack at the demolition derby track, pulling up the concrete foundation and unearthing a woman’s body. The main suspect in the woman’s murder is Neb Donovan—he laid the foundation, and there’s some pretty hard evidence pointing to his guilt. Years ago, Neb’s wife asked Stella for help getting him sober. [ Read More of this Review ]

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 Posted by on April 9, 2012 at 7:33 am
Jan 042012
 
ARC Review: Horizon by Sophie Littlefield

    ARC Review: Horizon by Sophie Littlefield Book 3 of Aftertime series Book provided by Netgalley and Harlequin Release date:  January 31, 2012  Synopsis from Goodreads: Of living things there were few….but they carried on. Cass Dollar is a survivor. She’s overcome the meltdown of civilization, humans turned mindless cannibals, and the many evils of man. But from beneath the devastated California landscape emerges a tendril of hope. A mysterious traveler arrives at New Eden with knowledge of a passageway North—a final escape from the increasingly cunning Beaters. Clutching this dream, Cass and many others decamp and follow him [ Read More of this Review ]

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 Posted by on January 4, 2012 at 3:40 pm
Nov 292011
 
Review: Rebirth by Sophie Littlefield

    Rebirth by Sophie Littlefield Book 2 in the Aftertime series Book Purchased from Book Depository **Note – May contain mild spoilers from book one. If you haven’t read Aftertime yet, what are you waiting for? [box type="download"] Synopsis from Goodreads: The end of the world was just the beginning. Civilization has fallen, leaving California an unforgiving, decimated place. But Cass Dollar beat terrible odds to get her missing daughter back—she and Ruthie will be happy. Yet with the first winter, Cass is reminded that happiness is fleeting in Aftertime. Ruthie retreats into silence. Flesh—eating Beaters still dominate the [ Read More of this Review ]

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 Posted by on November 29, 2011 at 7:00 am
Jul 302011
 
Review: Aftertime by Sophie Littlefield

  4.5 stars Grade: A Goodreads Blurb about Aftertime   A little disclaimer here – I am not a fan of zombie books. I do not actively seek them out. I’m squeamish. I tend to shy away from undead creatures that are afflicted with rotting body parts. (Why is it that their teeth seem to never fall out?) Zombies are not, and never could be, as seductive as vampires. Zombies just don’t have the muscular physique of the average were. Zombies just aren’t attractive – and definitely not sexy. Imagine my surprise when I decided that I liked this book. [ Read More of this Review ]

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 Posted by on July 30, 2011 at 10:49 pm