Oct 142016
Badass Hidden Gem: Fallen from Grace by Laura Leone

Horrible cover notwithstanding, “Fallen from Grace” is one of the best contemporary romances I’ve read in a long time. With a topic like this, you expect the book to be somewhat sordid but nothing farther from the truth. The story was romantic, tender and real enough that I was able to understand the circumstances of a person in the life. How the author was able to balance a real love story and a background of prostitution, rape and abuse is beyond me but she did a great job at it

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Dec 092014
Badass Hidden Gems: Someone Killed his Editor by Josh Lanyon

Badass Hidden Gems   Somebody Killed his Editor by Josh Lanyon  Genre: M/M Mystery Romance Publication Date: June 16, 2009 Publisher: Samhain Publishing LTD   Synopsis from Goodreads: The road back to bestsellerdom can be deadly. Thanks to an elderly spinster sleuth and her ingenious cat, Christopher Holmes has enjoyed a celebrated career as a bestselling mystery writer. Until now. Sales are down and his new editor is allergic to geriatric gumshoes. On the advice of his agent, he reinvents his fortyish, frumpy, recently dumped self into the sleek, sexy image of a literary lion, and heads for a Northern California writers conference [ Read More of this Review ]

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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

Badass Hidden Gems vol. III

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Jun 142013
Badass Hidden Gems vol. III

  Ender’s Game by Orson Scott Card, Special 20th Anniversary Edition Audiobook edition Why do I have the very popular Enders Game on a list of badass hidden gems? Because I just found the audiobook version of this wonderful book and it IS a gem. The 20th anniversary audiobook edition of Enders Game is an experience not to be missed. It is a full cast production audiobook of an incredible sci-fi classic. You can’t go wrong even if you’ve read the book already. If you haven’t read this book, this audiobook is the perfect way to experience the story. If you [ Read More of this Review ]

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Jun 302012
Badass Hidden Gems - Canada eh? (and giveaway too!)

Welcome to Badass Book Reviews’ Hidden Gems – The Canada eh? edition. Yup, 1/4 of Badass Book Reviews is Canadian. Hmm…Does that make us an international blog? I’m very excited to be a part of this blog hop and thought what better way than to highlight a few of my favorite and newly discovered Canadian authors. I went and Googled Canadian authors and came up with an Oprah’s Book Club list. Those aren’t the kind of authors we review on Badass Book Reviews. Not a werewolf, vampire, or a dragon on that list. No aliens or androids, either. So….I did [ Read More of this Review ]

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 Posted by on June 30, 2012 at 7:00 am
Jun 012012
Badass Hidden Gems Volume II

Amaliya wakes under the forest floor, disoriented, famished and confused. She digs out of the shallow grave and realizes she is hungry… … in a new, horrific, unimaginable way… Sating her great hunger, she discovers that she is now a vampire, the bloodthirsty creature of legend. She has no choice but to flee from her old life and travels across Texas. Her new hunger spurs her to leave a wake of death and blood behind her as she struggles with her new nature. All the while, her creator is watching. He is ancient, he is powerful, and what’s worse is [ Read More of this Review ]

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Mar 302012
Badass Hidden Gems Volume I

[box color=black] I love reading hidden Gems. I love telling friends about my favorite hidden gems. The reason why the book is a hidden gem can be that the book is self published and the author hasn’t promoted his/her book enough, the book is relatively new so not many people know about it, or it can be a published book that kind of lost its way for whatever reason. It’s not important why these books are hidden. What is important? All these books are gems! I thought I’d share a few of my recent hidden gems and a few classic [ Read More of this Review ]

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