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 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 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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Mar 272011
 
Feature Author Monday ~ Heather Webber

From the publisher: Lucy Valentine is as smart as can be, as single as you can get, and so not qualified to run a matchmaking service. But when her parents temporarily step down from the family business, Valentine, Inc., it’s Lucy’s turn to step up and help out—in the name of love. Plus, her rent is due. Here’s the problem: Lucy doesn’t have the knack for matchmaking. According to family legend, every Valentine has been blessed by Cupid with the ability to read “auras” and pair up perfect couples. But not Lucy. Her skills were zapped away years ago in [ Read More of this Review ]

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Mar 242011
 
Feature Author Monday ~ Julie James

I have to say that I found a great new to me author!  Julie James writes contemporary Romance, and let me tell you, she is a great writer!  The first book I read was Practice Makes Perfect, then I devoured her next two novels Something About You, and A Lot Like Love.  She has an easy to read writing voice, and great characterization.  Julie is also a graduate of Law School, and you can tell that she knows what she is talking about in her novels. Her Hero’s are scrumptious, her heroines are strong and capable, and they don’t have [ Read More of this Review ]

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