Mar 272015
 
Group Review: Wind Catcher by Jeff & Erynn Altabef

  Wind Catcher by Jeff & Erynn Altabef Book #1 in The Chosen Genre: YA Fantasy/Mythology Publication Date: March, 2015 Publisher: Evolved Publishing, LLC Synopsis from Goodreads: Juliet Wildfire Stone hears voices and sees visions, but she can’t make out what they mean. Her eccentric grandfather tells her stories about the Great Wind Spirit and Coyote, but he might as well be speaking another language. None of it makes any sense. When she stumbles upon a series of murders she can’t help but worry her grandfather might be involved. To discover the truth, Juliet must choose between her new life at an elite private [ Read More of this Review ]

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 Posted by on March 27, 2015 at 7:00 am
Mar 242015
 
Release Day Review: Dark Alchemy by Laura Bickle

Dark Alchemy by Laura Bickle Genres: Urban Fantasy Publication Date: March 24th 2015 ARC Provided by Harper Voyager Impulse and Edelweiss Synopsis from Goodreads: Geologist Petra Dee arrives in Wyoming looking for clues to her father’s disappearance years before. What she finds instead is Temperance, a dying Western town with a gold rush past and a meth-infested present. But under the town’s dust and quiet, an old power is shifting. When bodies start turning up – desiccated and twisted skeletons that Petra can’t scientifically explain – her investigations land her in the middle of a covert war between the town’s most powerful [ Read More of this Review ]

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 Posted by on March 24, 2015 at 2:27 pm
Mar 232015
 
Excerpt, Early Review, + Giveaway: The Duke's Disaster by Grace Burrowes

Today Badass Book Reviews is excited to bring you an excerpt of The Duke’s Disaster. Noah and Thea’s story kicks off Grace Burrowes’ latest Historical Romance series, True Gentlemen. Don’t forget to scroll down to the bottom of the post for your chance to win a Grace Burrowes book bundle and personalized literary embosser. ~ Excerpt ~ The Duke and Duchess are having a rocky start to their marriage, also to their day… “Your tea, Duchess.” Noah had woken up beside his wife—again, despite all plans to the contrary—creating another first for him. Thea had risen several times during the night [ Read More of this Review ]

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 Posted by on March 23, 2015 at 7:00 am
Mar 202015
 
Revew: The Ruby Circle by Richelle Mead

The Ruby Circle by Richelle Mead Book #6 in Bloodlines series Genre: Urban Fantasy YA Publication Date: February 10, 2015 Publisher: Razorbill Publishing   Synopsis from Goodreads: The epic conclusion to Richelle Mead’s New York Times bestselling Bloodlines series is finally here… Sydney Sage is an Alchemist, one of a group of humans who dabble in magic and serve to bridge the worlds of humans and vampires. They protect vampire secrets—and human lives. After their secret romance is exposed, Sydney and Adrian find themselves facing the wrath of both the Alchemists and the Moroi in this electrifying conclusion to Richelle Mead’s New [ Read More of this Review ]

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 Posted by on March 20, 2015 at 8:19 am
Mar 192015
 
Early Group Review + Signed Giveaway: The Virgin by Tiffany Reisz

  The Virgin by Tiffany Reisz Book #7 in The Original Sinners Genre: Erotica, BDSM Publication Date: March 31st, 2015 ARC Provided by Netgalley and Harlequin Synopsis from Goodreads: For years, Kingsley Edge warned Eleanor the day would come when she, the mistress of a well-respected Catholic priest, would have to run and hide. She always imagined if that day came she’d be running away with Søren. But instead, she’s running from him. Knowing Søren and Kingsley will their use their influence to bring her back, Eleanor alone, penniless and scared takes refuge at the one place the men in her life [ Read More of this Review ]

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 Posted by on March 19, 2015 at 7:00 am
Mar 182015
 
New Release Review: Pocket Apocalypse by Seanan McGuire

Pocket Apocalypse by Seanan McGuire Book #4 in InCryptid Genres: Urban Fantasy Publication Date: March 3rd 2015 ARC Provided by DAW Synopsis from Goodreads: Endangered, adjective: Threatened with extinction or immediate harm. Australia, noun: A good place to become endangered. Alexander Price has survived gorgons, basilisks, and his own family—no small feat, considering that his family includes two telepaths, a reanimated corpse, and a colony of talking, pantheistic mice. Still, he’s starting to feel like he’s got the hang of things…at least until his girlfriend, Shelby Tanner, shows up asking pointed questions about werewolves and the state of his passport. From there, [ Read More of this Review ]

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 Posted by on March 18, 2015 at 9:01 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
Mar 112015
 
How Do I Choose Books To Read

I confess I don’t read reviews. I imagine your surprise because as a reviewer, you would think I should be reading lots of reviews right? Well, it’s not that I don’t read them at all but that most of the time, I pick a book to read without ever having read a review. The reason is twofold: a) I’m terribly afraid of spoilers and b) I want to read a book with an unbiased opinion. I really like reading a book “blind” where I have no idea what will occur next. That’s why I don’t even read the descriptions of [ Read More of this Review ]

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 Posted by on March 11, 2015 at 7:07 am
Mar 102015
 
Release Day Review: Little Peach by Peggy Kern

Little Peach by Peggy Kern Genres: Young Adult Contemporary Publication Date: March 10th 2015 ARC Provided by Balzer + Bray and Edelweiss Synopsis from Goodreads: What do you do if you’re in trouble? When Michelle runs away from her drug-addicted mother, she has just enough money to make it to New York City, where she hopes to move in with a friend. But once she arrives at the bustling Port Authority, she is confronted with the terrifying truth: she is alone and out of options. Then she meets Devon, a good-looking, well-dressed guy who emerges from the crowd armed with a [ Read More of this Review ]

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 Posted by on March 10, 2015 at 7:00 am
Mar 092015
 
Early Review: Time Served by Julianna Keyes

Time Served by Julianna Keyes Genre: Romance Publication Date: March 23rd, 2015 ARC provided by Netgalley and Carina Press Synopsis from Goodreads: Dean Barclay had nothing to do with my decision to flee my old life, but he is 100 percent of the reason I vowed to never look back. I’ve never forgotten how it felt to follow Dean—dangerous, daring, determined—away from the crowd and climb into his beat-up old Trans Am. I was sixteen and gloriously alive for the first time. When I felt his hand cover my leg and move upward, it was over. I was his. Forever. Until [ Read More of this Review ]

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 Posted by on March 9, 2015 at 7:00 am
Mar 062015
 
Badass Best of Non-Alpha Heroines

Badass Best of Non-Alpha Heroines Keeping with this weeks special topic, in honor of the March release of Patricia Briggs’ newest Alpha & Omega novel, Dead Heat, the Badass Ladies have put together a list of some of our favorite heroines. The catch is that we have chosen to focus on heroines that wouldn’t be classified as warriors.  Check out our favorites and let us know if who you think should be on this list! Anna, the Omega wolf from Alpha & Omega by Patricia Briggs Originally we intended to call this post ‘Beta Heroines’, but we had to rethink that because our intention, as said above, [ Read More of this Review ]

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 Posted by on March 6, 2015 at 10:45 am
Mar 052015
 
Group Review: Shifting Shadows by Patricia Briggs

    Shifting Shadows: Stories from the World of Mercy Thompson by Patricia Briggs Genres: Urban Fantasy Anthology Publication Date: September 2nd 2014 ARC Provided by Ace Books and Netgalley Synopsis from Goodreads: Mercy Thompson’s world just got a whole lot bigger… A collection of all-new and previously published short stories featuring Mercy Thompson, “one of the best heroines in the urban fantasy genre today” (Fiction Vixen Book Reviews), and the characters she calls friends… Includes the new stories: Silver, Roses in Winter, Redemption, and Hollow.   Our Review – 4 Skulls – B+ The ladies of Badass gather to give [ Read More of this Review ]

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 Posted by on March 5, 2015 at 9:18 am
Mar 042015
 
Badass Best of Werewolves

Badass Best of Werewolves In honor of the March release of Patricia Briggs’ newest Alpha & Omega novel Dead Heat, featuring our favorite werewolf couple extraordinaire Anna and Charles (not to mention Bran, Asil, Sage, and the rest of the Marrok Pack), the Badass Ladies have put together a list of some of our other favorite werewolf series. See if your favorites made the list, and if not, let us know what we are missing in the comments!   The Mercy Thompson Series by Patricia Briggs Of course Adam Hauptman and the Columbia Basin Pack make our list! Mercy might be the star of the series [ Read More of this Review ]

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 Posted by on March 4, 2015 at 8:27 am
Mar 032015
 
Release Day Group Review: Dead Heat by Patricia Briggs

  Dead Heat by Patricia Briggs Book #4 in Alpha & Omega Genres: Urban Fantasy Publication Date: March 3rd 2015 ARC Provided by Ace Books Synopsis from Goodreads: For once, mated werewolves Charles and Anna are not traveling because of Charles’s role as his father’s enforcer. This time, their trip to Arizona is purely personal, as Charles plans to buy Anna a horse for her birthday. Or at least it starts out that way… Charles and Anna soon discover that a dangerous Fae being is on the loose, replacing human children with simulacrums. The Fae’s cold war with humanity is about to [ Read More of this Review ]

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 Posted by on March 3, 2015 at 7:22 am
Mar 022015
 
Review: Briggs Does Fantasy - Masques and Wolfsbane

Review Masques (Aralorn #1, Sianim #1) by Patricia Briggs Wolfsbane (Aralorn #2, Sianim #4) by Patricia Briggs                Genre: Fantasy Publication Dates: 1993 (Ace), 2010 (Ace), 2011 (Ace and Science Fiction Book Club), 2012 (Ace and Orbit) Goodreads blurb: Before Patricia Briggs penned her bestselling Mercy Thompson series, she cut her authorial teeth on a medieval fantasy called Masques. In it we meet Aralorn, a shapeshifter who fled her noble existence for a life of adventure as a mercenary spy. A jewel in the rough, Masques promised a sequel that never saw the light of day…until now. [ Read More of this Review ]

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 Posted by on March 2, 2015 at 7:00 am
Feb 272015
 
Spotlight on March's New Releases

Welcome to our monthly feature where we take a look at the books releasing in March and offer up our top picks. We have chosen 36 of our most anticipated new releases. The release dates are on a best known basis and are not guaranteed. Books may get delayed or sometimes even released earlier so please check with your favorite store to ensure availability. Now, on to the books!     Pocket Apocalypse by Seanan McGuire (#4 in InCryptid) – Expected publication: March 3rd 2015 by DAW Not Otherwise Specified by Hannah Moskowitz – Expected publication: March 3rd 2015 by Simon [ Read More of this Review ]

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 Posted by on February 27, 2015 at 7:00 am
Feb 262015
 
Early Release Group Review: Vision in Silver by Anne Bishop

Vision in Silver by Anne Bishop Series: The Others #3 Genre: Urban Fantasy Release Date: March 3, 2015 ARC Provided by Penguin Publishing Group The Others freed the cassandra sangue to protect the blood prophets from exploitation, not realizing their actions would have dire consequences. Now the fragile seers are in greater danger than ever before—both from their own weaknesses and from those who seek to control their divinations for wicked purposes. In desperate need of answers, Simon Wolfgard, a shape-shifter leader among the Others, has no choice but to enlist blood prophet Meg Corbyn’s help, regardless of the risks she [ Read More of this Review ]

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 Posted by on February 26, 2015 at 7:13 am
Feb 252015
 
New Release Group Review: Soulbound by Kristen Callihan

  Soulbound by Kristen Callihan Book #6 in Darkest London Genres: Historical, Paranormal Romance, Steam Punk Publication Date: February 24th 2015 ARC Provided by Forever and Netgalley Synopsis from Goodreads: Once two souls are joined… When Adam’s soul mate rejected him, there was more at stake than his heart. After seven hundred years of searching, his true match would have ended the curse that keeps his spirit in chains. But beautiful, stubborn Eliza May fled—and now Adam is doomed to an eternity of anguish, his only hope for salvation gone… Their hearts will beat together forever… No matter how devilishly irresistible Adam was, Eliza couldn’t [ Read More of this Review ]

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 Posted by on February 25, 2015 at 7:00 am
Feb 242015
 
Release Day Review: Grave Matters by Lauren M. Roy

Grave Matters by Lauren M. Roy Book #2 in Night Owls Genres: Urban Fantasy Publication Date: February 24th 2015 ARC Provided by Ace and Netgalley Synopsis from Goodreads: Night Owls bookstore always keeps a light on and evil creatures out. But, as Lauren M. Roy’s thrilling sequel continues, even its supernatural staff isn’t prepared for the dead to come back to life… Elly grew up training to kill things that go bump in the night, so she’s still getting used to working alongside them. While she’s learned to trust the eclectic group of vampires, Renfields, and succubi at Night Owls bookstore, [ Read More of this Review ]

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 Posted by on February 24, 2015 at 3:47 pm
Feb 202015
 
ARC Review: What a Lady Demands by Ashlyn Macnamara

What a Lady Demands by Ashlyn Macnamra Book #2 in The Eton Boys Trilogy Genre: Historical Romance Publication Date: November 4th, 2014 ARC provided by Netgalley and Loveswept Synopsis from Goodreads: Viscount Lindenhurst cannot seem to find a governess who meets his impossible standards—until Cecelia Sanford becomes the first woman to interrupt the widower’s brooding in years. Lind had returned home from the Napoleonic wars, broken in body and soul and longing for his wife’s embrace, only to find her changed. Before they could reconcile, an accident struck their son and claimed her life. Now enter Cecelia, with her soft curves and [ Read More of this Review ]

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 Posted by on February 20, 2015 at 7:00 am