May 232014
Featured Author Friday + Giveaway: J.D. Horn

Welcome back to this month’s Featured Author Friday! Most people are familiar with the more established authors but this feature focuses on introducing some of our favorite authors that you might not know about. Today we are featuring an urban fantasy writer with an amazing debut novel — Mr. JD Horn!  AH and I both loved his first novel, The Line, so much that we knew we had to feature him here.  Read on to learn more about JD and his witchy world of Savannah!   Q & A Time with JD Horn Badass Book Reviews: Welcome, JD! So, how did you begin writing and what made [ Read More of this Review ]

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 Posted by on May 23, 2014 at 7:00 am
Apr 042014
Featured Author Friday: Sharon Lynn Fisher

We’re back with another introduction to an author that you might not know about.  This month’s Featured Author Friday is running a little early so that we can showcase phenomenal SF romance talent Sharon Lynn Fisher and her upcoming release The Ophelia Prophecy.  Read on to learn more about Sharon and her fantastic worlds and characters!  Be sure to come back tomorrow and check out our review of The Ophelia Prophecy in Science Fiction Saturdays.   Sharon Lets Us Into Her World! Badass Book Reviews: How did you begin writing and what made you choose the science fiction genre, Sharon? Sharon Lynn Fisher: [ Read More of this Review ]

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 Posted by on April 4, 2014 at 7:00 am
Aug 072013
Early Review: Heart of Venom by Jennifer Estep

Early Review: Heart of Venom by Jennifer Estep Book 9 in Elemental Assassins series Release date: August 27, 2013 Genre: Urban Fantasy Book provided by Edelweiss and Pocket Books Synopsis from Goodreads: The hotly anticipated ninth novel in the hugely popular Elemental Assassin series finds Gin Blanco on a dangerous mission to rescue a friend. When a terror from the past threatens Gin’s friend and body-disposer, Sophia, Gin will stop at nothing to protect her, even if it means walking straight into a killer’s trap. Meanwhile, the rocky romance between Gin and Owen reaches a turning point—can they reunite and [ Read More of this Review ]

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 Posted by on August 7, 2013 at 8:00 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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Mar 022012
Quick Review: Krampusnaught by Nicholas Olivo

  I received a copy from Nicholas Olivo in exchange for an honest review   An 8,000 word collection of short stories, featuring: Krampusnacht: Santa’s been kidnapped by his demonic ex-partner, Krampus! Can Gearstripper the gremlin and Jake the security guard free St. Nick in time for Christmas? Pause: Time’s been frozen on Christmas Eve and two Chroniclers are dispatched to investigate. Find out what happens when they encounter someone dressed as super-hero Commander Courageous! Fulfillment: A mysterious figure known as Stranger Wolfram prepares to summon a creature from the pits of Hell on Christmas Eve. Will fortune teller Mrs. Rita stop him? [ Read More of this Review ]

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Oct 212011
Series Review: The Magnus Pack by Shelly Laurenston

  How to tell if Author Shelly Laurenston is for you… Are you: easily offended by swearing? Loud females? Alpha Males? Explicit sex scenes done tastefully :snickers:? If you answered yes, to any of those questions, then you might want to pass Shelly Laurenston by. If you find you laugh at crude humor, silly antics, over the top swearing, and absurdly male men, then read her books. They are fucking fantastic. In an interview we just conducted with Shelly, I asked her about being funny. She says: “Depends who you talk to. Some people find me funny, some people want [ Read More of this Review ]

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 Posted by on October 21, 2011 at 5:32 am
Sep 152011
Giveaway: 18 and Over Book Blogger Hop ~ Sydney Croft E-Books

  Welcome to the 18 & over book bloggers giveaway hop for Sept 15th-18th.     Badass Book Reviews will be giving away Two Ebooks from Sydney Croft as part of the 18 & Over Couples Blog Hop Giveway hosted by Bitten by Paranormal Romance & Reading Between the Wines Book Club, Book one and two from their ACRO series, Riding the Storm and Unleashing the Storm, both in Mobi Format from, if you do not have a kindle you can choose to have an E-gift Card in the amount of $15.00 to spend how you choose. Either to Barnes [ Read More of this Review ]

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 Posted by on September 15, 2011 at 5:01 am
Sep 122011
Review: Archangel's Blade by Nalini Singh

    [box] The severed head marked by a distinctive tattoo on its cheek should have been a Guild case, but dark instincts honed over hundreds of years of life compel the vampire Dmitri to take control. There is something twisted about this death, something that whispers of centuries long past…but Dmitri’s need to discover the truth is nothing to the vicious strength of his response to the hunter assigned to decipher the tattoo. Savaged in a brutal attack that almost killed her, Honor is nowhere near ready to come face to face with the seductive vampire who is an [ Read More of this Review ]

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 Posted by on September 12, 2011 at 4:33 pm
Aug 162011
Feature Author Monday {Late} ~ Jennifer Estep's Elemental Assassins

The Elemental Assassin series is a favorite of mine, and AH here at Badass Book Reviews. It combines an ass-kicking female heroine, who has a ‘no remorse’ attitude towards killing those she deems worthy of killing. She has a set of morals {I know, how can an assassin have morals right? But she does. She won’t ever kill children, and those who contract her are deeply researched by her handler, so that the job is on the up and up} Jennifer Estep crafted a cool world full of Vampires, Giants, Dwarves, Elementals, The Mob, (Yes, the Mob) 3-dimensional characters {Well, [ Read More of this Review ]

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 Posted by on August 16, 2011 at 10:06 am
Aug 032011
Waiting on Wednesday ~ The Dragon who Loved Me

Waiting on Wednesday is held by Breaking the Spine. It’s a weekly spotlight to highlight those books we are rubbing our hands together in glee waiting to come out. Without further ado: This week I am WoW’ing on The Dragon Who Loved Me by G.A Aiken.   Dragon Kin #5 Release Date : September 6, 2011   I was raised for battle. And as the first daughter of a warrior family, I’ve earned my reputation the hard way. Yet now I fight alongside uncivilized male Northland dragons who think a female is only good for breeding and waiting back home [ Read More of this Review ]

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Aug 012011
Feature Author Monday and Giveaway ~ Stacia Kane

Stacia Kane is one of my favorite authors. I received an advanced readers copy of Unholy Ghosts before it came out in May 2010.  It was such an interesting world — full of complex characters with real flaws and real emotions. I wasn’t sure how a drug addicted heroine would rate up there with the Eve Dallas and Kate Daniels of the world, but there is something so compelling about Chess aka Cesaria Putnam. In Book two, Unholy Magic, Chess was a mess. She made bad decisions. It was very dark, seductive and sinister. It’s certainly not a light and [ Read More of this Review ]

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Jul 112011
The Guild Hunter Series by Nalini Singh ~ An Overall Review

The Guild Hunter Series by Nalini Singh   I decided to try something a bit different and do an overall series review before getting more in depth with each book installment.  I will be posting separate reviews for each novel as well.  I just wanted to get my feelings onto cyber paper about the series as a whole. Have you ever wondered what an Angels wings feel like?  How they look in the shining sun, or during a dawn flight?  Ever wonder what prey smell like to a hunter?  Nalini Singh amazes me with her vivid imagery. The way she [ Read More of this Review ]

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Jun 272011
Feature Author Monday ~ Kaylea Cross

Kaylea Cross is an award winning author of edge-of-your-seat romantic suspense. A Registered Massage Therapist, Kaylea is an avid gardener, artist, Civil War buff, special ops aficionado, bellydancer and former nationally-carded softball pitcher. She is an active member of the Greater Vancouver Romance Writers of America chapter and lives in Vancouver, BC with her husband. Loves: Military alpha male heroes Dark chocolate The Civil War Gardening Belly dancing Baseball (especially the Boston Red Sox) Click on each cover for more information on where to purchase, excerpts, etc. Book One Book Two Book Three I’ve only read the first one, but [ Read More of this Review ]

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Jun 192011
Feature Author Monday ~ Pamela Clare ~

I have been in love with fiction since I discovered Misty of Chincoteague at the age of 9. By the time I was 12, I�d read all of Marguerite Henry�s books, along with the entire Nancy Drew series, the works of C.S. Lewis, J.R.R. Tolkien, Fyodor Dostoevsky, and Ayn Rand. Already at that age, I knew I wanted to be a novelist when I grew up. Then, when I was 15, something extraordinary happened. I discovered romance novels. The first romance I ever read was The Flame and the Flower by Kathleen Woodiwiss, followed soon after by Shanna and Rosemary [ Read More of this Review ]

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Jun 132011
Feature Author Monday ~ Sydney Croft

    Feature Author Monday is here!  Already, can you believe it?  This week we are featuring Sydney Croft.  If you know the genre at all, you would know that Sydney Croft is a pseudonym for Larissa Ione and Stephanie Tyler.   Sydney Croft is the alter-ego of two published authors who came together to blend their very different writing interests into adventurous tales of erotic paranormal fiction. Together, they developed a world where people with extraordinary abilities, like the power to control storms, could live and work with others like them. The series has been described as “Erotica meets [ Read More of this Review ]

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Jun 062011
Feature Author Mondays (FAM) ~ Shelly Laurenston aka G.A. Aiken

Feature Author Mondays are a new thing here at Badass Books —  I know it’s not a new thing in book blog land–, but…I’m excited to kick off Feature Author Mondays (F.A.M)  with one of my laugh out loud favorites, SHELLY LAURENSTON aka G.A. AIKEN. Originally from Long Island, New York, New York Times and USA Today bestselling author Shelly Laurenston has resigned herself to West Coast living which involves healthy food, mostly sunny days, and lots of guys not wearing shirts when they really should be. Shelly Laurenston is also The New York Times Bestselling author G.A. Aiken, who [ Read More of this Review ]

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Apr 262011
I am not a suck up!, authors Ilona Andrews

But today, I want to talk about one of my favorite author duo’s.  Ilona Andrews.  A husband and wife writing team of Urban Fantasy, which I think is just all kinds of awesome.  I would love if my husband shared my love of books and wanted to write with me, but alas, twas not meant to be. There could be minor spoilers, but I tried to keep it spoiler free! So, onto the goods.  Well, first I should point out that I don’t personally know Ilona and Gordon, aside from being a blog stalker obsessed fan reader {OK facebook stalker, [ Read More of this Review ]

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Mar 282011
Feature Author Monday ~ Carolyn Crane

Ever pick up a book and just think, “Wow, does this book sound…odd” But you figure, what the heck, you need something different, and this sure sounds like it fits the bill.  Not only is the book odd, but it’s weird in the most fantastic way possible, it was an extremely interesting, well thought out, and twisty read!  Author Carolyn Crane has some serious issues I tell you.  In order to come up with this psychological hit squad, and this world filled with mind bendingly awesome characters, she has to be half off her rocker I tell you!  I jest.  [ Read More of this Review ]

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