Mar 212014
 
Review: Static by L.A. Witt

Static by L.A. Witt Genre: LGTB Paranormal Publication Date: June 17th 2011 Synopsis from Goodreads: After two years together, Alex has been dreading the inevitable moment when Damon learns the truth: that Alex is a shifter, part of a small percentage of the population able to switch genders at will. Thanks to a forced implant, though, Alex is suddenly static— unable to shift —and male. Overnight, he’s out to a world that neither understands nor tolerates shifters… and to his heterosexual boyfriend. Damon is stunned to discover his girlfriend is a shifter, and scared to death of the dangers the [ Read More of this Review ]

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Mar 032014
 
New Release Review: Carnal Secrets by Suzanne Wright

Carnal Secrets by Suzanne Wright Series: Phoenix Pack #3 Genre: Paranormal Romance Release Date: Feb 11, 2014 Audiobook narrated by Jill Redfield Half-shifter Shaya Critchley may hold a submissive role in her pack, but she’s done taking orders. After her Alpha wolf mate refused to claim her—but committed to interfering in her life—she took off. Now she hides from him, posing as a human in a town full of anti-shifter extremist groups. She thinks he’ll never find her again, and that suits her just fine. But she’s wrong. Nick Axton can barely control his feelings for Shaya, but he could [ Read More of this Review ]

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 Posted by on March 3, 2014 at 6:59 am
Feb 202014
 
Jumble Your Genres Reading Challenge: Contemporary - Me Since You by Laura Wiess

AH and Christal continue their journey on the Jumble Your Genres Reading Challenge!  This month the genre was Contemporary.  We chose a young adult Contemporary read that will just break your heart, Me Since You by Laura Wiess.  Read on to see what AH and Christal thought about this book! Me Since You by Laura Wiess Genre: Young Adult Contemporary Publication Date: February 18th 2014 ARC Provided by Edelweiss and MTV Books Synopsis from Goodreads: Laura Wiess captures the visceral emotion of a girl’s journey from innocence to devastating loss and, ultimately, to a strange and unexpected kind of understanding—in [ Read More of this Review ]

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 Posted by on February 20, 2014 at 7:00 am
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
Jan 172014
 
Early Review: Archetype by M.D. Waters

Archetype by M.D. Waters Book #1 in the Archetype duology Genre: Science Fiction Publication Date: February 6th 2014 ARC Provided by Edelweiss and Dutton Adult Synopsis from Goodreads: Introducing a breathtakingly inventive futuristic suspense novel about one woman who rebels against everything she is told to believe. Emma wakes in a hospital, with no memory of what came before. Her husband, Declan, a powerful, seductive man, provides her with new memories, but her dreams contradict his stories, showing her a past life she can’t believe possible: memories of war, of a camp where girls are trained to be wives, of love for [ Read More of this Review ]

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 Posted by on January 17, 2014 at 1:00 pm
Jan 152014
 
Genre Book Showdown: Jaye Wells' Dirty Magic vs Lisa Shearin's The Grendel Affair

Jaye Wells and Lisa Shearin are both starting new series that I was very excited to read based on how much I loved their previous books.  Jaye’s Sabina Kane series and Lisa’s Raine Benares series are some of my favorite reads and I couldn’t wait to see what each had up their sleeve this time.  Today, Jaye’s first book in her Prospero’s War series, Dirty Magic, goes head-to-head with the first book in Lisa’s new SPI Files, The Grendel Affair.  Keep reading to see which one wins in the Genre Book Showdown!   The Contenders: Dirty Magic by Jaye Wells Book #1 in [ Read More of this Review ]

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 Posted by on January 15, 2014 at 7:00 am
Jan 112014
 
New Release Review: The Sharpest Blade by Sandy Williams

New Release Review: The Sharpest Blade by Sandy Williams Book 3 in The Shadow Reader series Release date: December 31, 2013 Genre: Urban Fantasy Book provided by NetGalley and Penguin Group Berkley NAL Synopsis from Goodreads: Torn between two worlds. Torn between two lives. McKenzie Lewis’s ability to read the shadows has put her—and …those she loves—in harm’s way again and again. The violence must end, but will the cost of peace be more devastating than anyone ever imagined? After ten years of turmoil, the life McKenzie has always longed for may finally be within her grasp. No one is [ Read More of this Review ]

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 Posted by on January 11, 2014 at 7:08 am
Jan 102014
 
Guest Post and Giveaway: The Sharpest Blade by Sandy Williams

GUEST POST, EXCERPT, AND GIVEAWAY – SANDY WILLIAMS We’re so very pleased to have a guest post from Sandy Williams, author of The Sharpest Blade, book 3 of her Shadow Reader series. A special Badass Book Reviews welcome, Sandy! Don’t forget to check at the bottom of the post for our giveaway, a copy of one of the books in the Shadow Reader series. The Other Side of the Story, Part 2   Secondary characters are important in every story. In my Shadow Reader novels, I have a character who makes few appearances, but who has a very important role [ Read More of this Review ]

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 Posted by on January 10, 2014 at 7:11 am
Dec 142013
 
Wildfire Gospel by Kenya Wright (early review)

Title: Wildfire Gospel Author: Kenya Wright Series: Santeria Habitat Book #: 3 Expected publication: December 19th 2013 by Dragonfairy Press Other Books in Series: – Fire Baptized, book 1 – The Burning Bush, book 2 [box color=black] LANORE’S TO-DO LIST #1- Set Dante on fire until he’s nothing but smoke and ash. #2- Find Nona and Mother Earth, tie them to a tree, and create the biggest bonfire Santeria has ever seen. #3- Find out if there is anybody higher in Mother Earth’s psychotic chain of command. #4- Burn anybody else to a crisp if they get in my fucking [ Read More of this Review ]

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Nov 162013
 
New Series To Me: Tempting Danger (World of the Lupi #1) by Eileen Wilks

Tempting Danger (World of the Lupi #1) by Eileen Wilks *e-book purchased from Amazon* Regina’s Rating: 4.5 stars/Grade A+ Book Summary: National bestselling author Eileen Wilks draws readers into a bold new world where the magical and mundane co-exist in an uneasy alliance–and a cop balanced on her own knife-edged struggle is their only hope against a cold-blooded killer. Lily Yu is a San Diego police detective investigating a series of grisly murders that appear to be the work of a werewolf. To hunt down the killer, she must infiltrate the clans. Only one man can help her–a were named [ Read More of this Review ]

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 Posted by on November 16, 2013 at 8:38 am
Sep 252013
 
Early Review: Blackout by Robison Wells

Blackout by Robison Wells Book #1 in the Blackout series Genre: YA Dystopian/Post-Apocalyptic Publication Date: 1 October 2013 ARC Provided by Edelweiss and HarperTeen Synopsis from Goodreads: Laura and Alec are trained terrorists. Jack and Aubrey are high school students. There was no reason for them to ever meet. But now, a mysterious virus is spreading throughout America, infecting teenagers with impossible powers. And these four are about to find their lives intertwined in a complex web of deception, loyalty, and catastrophic danger—where one wrong choice could trigger an explosion that ends it all. Christal’s Review - 3 Skulls – B- Blackout was [ Read More of this Review ]

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 Posted by on September 25, 2013 at 11:33 am
Sep 222013
 
New Release Review: The Waking Dark by Robin Wasserman

New Release Review: The Waking Dark by Robin Wasserman Release date: September 10, 2013 Genre: Young Adult, Horror Book provided by NetGalley and Random House Synopsis from Goodreads: They called it the killing day. Twelve people dead, all in the space of a few hours. Five murderers: neighbors, relatives, friends. All of them so normal. All of them seemingly harmless. All of them now dead by their own hand . . . except one. And that one has no answers to offer the shattered town. She doesn’t even know why she killed—or whether she’ll do it again. Something is waking [ Read More of this Review ]

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 Posted by on September 22, 2013 at 8:06 pm
Sep 022013
 
Early Review: Rose Under Fire by Elizabeth Wein

Early Review: Rose Under Fire by Elizabeth Wein Book 2/Companion Book to Code Name Verity Release date: September 10, 2013 Genre: Historical, Young Adult, New Adult Book provided by NetGalley and Disney Hyperion Synopsis from Goodreads: While flying an Allied fighter plane from Paris to England, American ATA pilot and amateur poet, Rose Justice, is captured by the Nazis and sent to Ravensbrück, the notorious women’s concentration camp. Trapped in horrific circumstances, Rose finds hope in the impossible through the loyalty, bravery and friendship of her fellow prisoners. But will that be enough to endure the fate that’s in store [ Read More of this Review ]

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 Posted by on September 2, 2013 at 10:51 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
Jul 232013
 
New Release Review: The Blue Blazes by Chuck Wendig

The Blue Blazes by Chuck Wendig Book #1 in the Mookie Pearl series Genre: Dark Urban Fantasy Publication Date: May 28th 2013 ARC Provided by Netgalley and Angry Robot Synopsis from Goodreads: Meet Mookie Pearl. Criminal underworld? He runs it. Supernatural underworld? He hunts in it. Nothing stops Mookie when he’s on the job.But when his daughter takes up arms and opposes him, something’s gotta give…The Blue Blazes – the first in a new urban fantasy series in which lovable thug Mookie Pearl must contend with the criminal underworld, the supernatural underworld, a new drug that makes the invisible visible, and [ Read More of this Review ]

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 Posted by on July 23, 2013 at 8:59 am
Jul 192013
 
New Release Review: Marvel and Hyperion's New Line of Superheroine Books

Rogue Touch by Christine Woodward Genre: Superheroes/Science Fiction Publication Date: June 18th 2013 ARC Provided by Netgalley and Hyperion Synopsis from Goodreads: “An interesting take on Rogue, as her powers take her down a path I never would have imagined.” –Chris Claremont, author of Dragon Moon and writer for seventeen years of Uncanny X-Men Twenty-year-old Anna Marie was just fired for the third time–this time from a bakery. Why can’t she hold a job? Well, for starters, she dresses . . . differently. She looks like a Goth girl to the extreme, her shock of white hair contrasting with her [ Read More of this Review ]

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 Posted by on July 19, 2013 at 11:40 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
May 202013
 
Keep Reading,  It Only Gets Better.. or Not

  As a blogger, we have access to numerous novels not yet released. It’s like putting a kid in a candy store without a parent in sight and it is absolutely glorious. I’m so grateful for those advance reader copies because if I want to read a brand new story every day, I can do so. Even with an endless supply of advance reader copies, a continuing story in a established series draws me in even more. Why you ask? You already know the characters, the setting and the general storyline. The author can take an already developed storyline to [ Read More of this Review ]

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May 022013
 
Genre Book Showdown: Transparent vs Parallel

This month I read two HarperTeen novels about teenage girls that are something more than average.  Transparent‘s MC Fiona was an invisible girl and Parallel‘s MC Abby was able to sift through parallel universes.  Today, these books meet in the Genre Book Showdown. Who will take home the win?  Read on to see who is declared the victor!   The Contenders: Transparent by Natalie Whipple Genre: YA Paranormal Publication Date: 21 May 2013 ARC Provided by Edelweiss and HarperTeen Synopsis from Goodreads: Plenty of teenagers feel invisible. Fiona McClean actually is. An invisible girl is a priceless weapon. Fiona’s own father has been forcing her to do his dirty [ Read More of this Review ]

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 Posted by on May 2, 2013 at 1:47 pm
Apr 142013
 
Blog Tour, Interview and Review of Wicked Cravings (Phoenix Pack #2) by Suzanne Wright

Blog Tour, Interview and Review of Wicked Cravings (Phoenix Pack #2) by Suzanne Wright *review copy provided by the author in exchange for an honest review* Regina’s Rating: 4 stars/Grade B+ Book Summary: Despite having been besotted with Dante Garcea since she was a child, wolf shifter Jaime Farrow figures that it’s time to move past the crush. If he wanted her, he wouldn’t have ignored her flirtatious behavior, right? Hiding her intense attraction to him isn’t easy – especially now that they’re part of the same pack again – but with bigger issues to worry about and with the [ Read More of this Review ]

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 Posted by on April 14, 2013 at 8:00 am