Jan 272015
 
Mini Reviews: The Good, The (Not So) Bad, and The Ugly

Because of the amount of books I read most months, I don’t get to review everything for the blog. The Mini Review Catch Up is my place to give you a little information about some of my other reads and whether or not I would recommend them without going into tons of detail. This time I have a few very different reads to spotlight and I’ll let you know whether they were good, (not so) bad, or just plain ugly!   All the Bright Places by Jennifer Niven Genre: Young Adult Contemporary Publication Date: January 6th 2015 ARC Provided by [ Read More of this Review ]

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 Posted by on January 27, 2015 at 7:00 am
Jan 262015
 
Guest Post & Review: Owl and the Japanese Circus by Kristi Charish

Badass Book Reviews Welcomes: Kristi Charish kicks off her new Urban Fantasy series with Owl and the Japanese Circus, an action packed story that keeps you on the edge of your seat. With all of the twists and turns, our ‘Indiana Jane’ has her work cut out for her! Kristi joins Badass Book Reviews today to talk about female leads and the standards they are held to versus their male counterparts. Owl and the Japanese Circus by Kristi Charish Book #1 in The Adventures of Owl Genre: Urban Fantasy Publication Date: January 13th, 2015 ARC Provided by Netgalley and Gallery, Threshold, Pocket Books [ Read More of this Review ]

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 Posted by on January 26, 2015 at 7:00 am
Jan 222015
 
Reviews: Viscount of Vice & Earls Just Want to Have Fun by Shana Galen

HISTORICAL ROMANCE REVIEWS Viscount of Vice by Shana Galen Book #0.5 in Covent Garden Cubs Genre: Historical Romance Publication Date: January 6th, 2015 ARC provided by Netgalley and Sourcebooks Casablanca Synopsis from Goodreads: Whispers and secrets are no match for love… Henry Flynn, the new Lord Chesham, still blames himself for the disappearance of his younger brother when they were children. That incident destroyed his family, and now he’s on a path of self-destruction that no one can interrupt… Lady Emma Talbot can’t stand watching the man she secretly loves destroy himself little by little. She’s determined to show him that [ Read More of this Review ]

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 Posted by on January 22, 2015 at 7:00 am
Jan 212015
 
Review: Sweet Filthy Boy by Christina Lauren

Sweet Filthy Boy by Christina Lauren Book #1 in Wild Seasons Genre: Contemporary Romance Publication Date: May 13, 2014 Publisher: Gallery Books   Synopsis from Goodreads: One-night stands are supposed to be with someone convenient, or wickedly persuasive, or regrettable. They aren’t supposed to be with someone like him. But after a crazy Vegas weekend celebrating her college graduation—and terrified of the future path she knows is a cop-out—Mia Holland makes the wildest decision of her life: follow Ansel Guillaume—her sweet, filthy fling—to France for the summer and just…play. When feelings begin to develop behind the provocative roles they take on, and [ Read More of this Review ]

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 Posted by on January 21, 2015 at 8:10 am
Jan 192015
 
New Release Review: Transmuted by Karina Cooper

Transmuted by Karina Cooper Book #6 in The St. Croix Chronicles Genres: Steampunk Publication Date: January 26th 2015 ARC Provided by Carina Press and Netgalley Synopsis from Goodreads: In this final installment of Cherry St. Croix’s adventures, only one thing could compel the disgraced countess to return to Society—the threat of immortality. All is not peaceful in the wake of the Midnight Menagerie’s ruin. Although the Karakash Veil has been forced to flee its stronghold, the mysterious head of the criminal organization is not content to fade away. Above the foggy drift, a priceless diamond vanishes. In the dangerous Underground, a murderous rampage demands [ Read More of this Review ]

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 Posted by on January 19, 2015 at 7:00 am
Jan 162015
 
New Release Review: White Knight by Kelly Meade

White Knight by Kelly Meade Book #3 in Cornerstone Run Genres: Paranormal Romance Publication Date: January 20th 2015 ARC Provided by InterMix and Netgalley Synopsis from Goodreads: Kelly Meade, author of Grey Bishop and Black Rook, continues her Cornerstone Run saga… Checkmate… Despite a month of peace from hybrid attacks, the constant threat of violence has the loup garou on edge. Knight McQueen’s home feels like a military compound and his people have become battle-weary soldiers. And Knight’s tenuous grip on his own self-control has been further damaged by the disappearance of the only woman whose touch brings him peace. Held prisoner [ Read More of this Review ]

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 Posted by on January 16, 2015 at 7:00 am
Jan 152015
 
To Serial or Not to Serial: Don't Deny Me by Megan Hart

The Serialized Book – Is it Worth It? In June of last year, we brought you a new Badass feature: ‘To Serial or Not to Serial…’ We continue this feature today with Megan Hart’s Don’t Deny Me. For those of you who aren’t familiar with serials, it’s simply a book that’s broken up into multiple parts and released one at a time. This is typically done in quick succession so the reader isn’t left hanging for too long. But don’t despair if you prefer to read an entire book in one sitting; all of the serials I’ve read were later released [ Read More of this Review ]

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 Posted by on January 15, 2015 at 7:00 am
Jan 142015
 
New Release Review: Unforgettable by Shannon Richard

Unforgettable by Shannon Richard Book #4 in Country Roads Genres: Contemporary Romance Publication Date: January 13th 2015 ARC Provided by Forever Yours and Netgalley Synopsis from Goodreads: One long, hot summer would never be enough… Attorney Hannah Sterling lives a life she’s worked hard for. So when she unexpectedly inherits an inn, Hannah decides to take that long overdue holiday and settle her eccentric grandmother’s estate. She knew there would be challenges, but what’s hardest about returning to Mirabelle, Florida, is facing the man who gave her the most passionate summer of her life-and then broke her heart. Nathanial Shepard never [ Read More of this Review ]

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 Posted by on January 14, 2015 at 7:00 am
Jan 132015
 
Early Reviews: When Good Earls Go Bad by Megan Frampton and Revealing Ruby by Lavinia Kent

HISTORICAL ROMANCE REVIEWS When Good Earls Go Bad: A Victorian Valentine’s Day Novella by Megan Frampton Book #1.5 in Dukes Behaving Badly Genre: Historical Romance Publication Date: February 3rd, 2015 ARC provided by Edelweiss and Avon Synopsis from Goodreads: What’s a lovely young woman doing asleep in his bed? Matthew, Earl of Selkirk, is shocked to discover it’s his new housekeeper! She’s a far cry from the gray-haired woman he expected. Matthew is no fan of surprises, and Annabelle Tyne is pure temptation. Perhaps he shouldn’t have had her hired sight unseen. Annabelle, co-owner of the Quality Employment Agency, is no [ Read More of this Review ]

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 Posted by on January 13, 2015 at 7:00 am
Jan 082015
 
Early Review: Polaris by Mindee Arnett

Polaris by Mindee Arnett Book #2 in Avalon Genres: Young Adult Science Fiction Publication Date: January 20th 2015 ARC Provided by Balzer + Bray and Edelweiss Synopsis from Goodreads: Jeth Seagrave and his crew of mercenaries are pulled into one last high-stakes mission in this breathtaking sequel to Mindee Arnett’s fascinating and fast-paced sci-fi thriller Avalon. Jeth Seagrave and his crew are on the run. The ITA, still holding Jeth’s mother in a remote research lab, is now intent on acquiring the metatech secrets Jeth’s sister Cora carries inside her DNA, and Jeth is desperate to find the resources he needs [ Read More of this Review ]

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 Posted by on January 8, 2015 at 7:00 am
Jan 062015
 
Review: Dog with a Bone by Hailey Edwards

Dog with a Bone by Hailey Edwards Book #1 in Black Dog Genre: Urban Fantasy Publication Date: October 31st, 2014 Synopsis from Goodreads: Half-bloods with Thierry’s skill set are given two options. They can join the conclave’s marshal program, or they can pack their bags. Turn down the job offer, and you’ve just shredded your residency pass for the mortal realm and booked yourself a one-way ticket to Faerie. Texas is the only home Thierry has ever known, and she’s not going anywhere. Even if it means following in her notorious father’s footsteps as a peacekeeper. But pinning on the badge opens [ Read More of this Review ]

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 Posted by on January 6, 2015 at 7:00 am
Jan 022015
 
Early Review: The Earl I Adore by Erin Knightley

The Earl I Adore by Erin Knightley Book #2 in Prelude to a Kiss Genre: Historical Romance Publication Date: January 6th, 2015 ARC provided by Netgalley and Signet Eclipse Synopsis from Goodreads: Sophie Wembley is about to discover two hard truths: When planning a rushed betrothal, one must not be picky; and when the perfect earl happens by, one must not be shy… After receiving word that her sister has eloped, even ever-optimistic Sophie has trouble staying positive. She needs to secure her future before the scandal destroys her prospects, although she doesn’t relish the idea of a hasty marriage. But [ Read More of this Review ]

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 Posted by on January 2, 2015 at 7:00 am
Dec 212014
 
Review: Naughty Bits (The Complete Novel) by Joey W. Hill

Naughty Bits by Joey W. Hill Genre: Erotica/Contemporary Romance Publication Date: January 6th, 2015 ARCs for Parts I, II, & IV Provided by Netgalley and Berkley Synopsis from Goodreads: To better serve the customers of her lingerie shop, Madison must explore the pleasures of giving up control… After inheriting her sister’s North Carolina lingerie shop, Naughty Bits, Madison jumps at the chance to dump her boring finance career and try her luck down South. But even before Madison can settle in, she catches the attention of the owner of the neighboring hardware store. Sexually dominant Logan Scott recognizes a submissive when [ Read More of this Review ]

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 Posted by on December 21, 2014 at 7:00 am
Dec 192014
 
Review: Daring by Elliott James

Daring by Elliott James Series: Pax Arcana #2 Genre: Urban Fantasy Release Date: September 23rd, 2014 Audiobook narrated by Roger Wayne THE WEREWOLVES HAVE A NEW LEADER…AND HE CANNOT BE STOPPED. Something is rotten in the state of Wisconsin. Werewolf packs are being united and absorbed into an army of super soldiers by a mysterious figure who speaks like an angel and fights like a demon. And every Knight Templar—keepers of the magical peace between mankind and magickind—who tries to get close to this big bad wolf winds up dead. No knight can infiltrate a group whose members can smell [ Read More of this Review ]

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 Posted by on December 19, 2014 at 6:47 am
Dec 172014
 
New Release Review + Giveaway: Wild Holiday Nights: Holiday Rush\Playing Games\All Night Long by Samantha Hunter, Meg Maguire, and Debbi Rawlins

Wild Holiday Nights: Holiday Rush\Playing Games\All Night Long by Samantha Hunter, Meg Maguire, and Debbi Rawlins Genre: Erotic Romance Publication Date: November 18, 2014 ARC Provided by Harlequin and Netgalley Badass has a giveaway! Scroll down to enter a chance to win a signed copy of this fun anthology! Synopsis from Goodreads: Satisfy your Christmas cravings with HOLIDAY RUSH by Samantha Hunter Cake guru Calla Michaels is canceling Christmas to deal with fondant, batter and an attempted robbery. Then officer Gideon Stone shows up at her door. Calla thought her kitchen was hot enough before. PLAYING GAMES by Meg Maguire With [ Read More of this Review ]

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 Posted by on December 17, 2014 at 7:00 am
Dec 162014
 
New Release Review: Jinn and Juice by Nicole Peeler

Jinn and Juice by Nicole Peeler Book #1 in The Jinni Genres: Urban Fantasy Publication Date: November 25th 2014 ARC Provided by Orbit and Netgalley Synopsis from Goodreads: Cursed to be a jinni for a thousand years, Leila nears the end of her servitude—only to be bound once again against her will. Will she risk all to be human? Born in ancient Persia, Leila turned to her house Jinni, Kouros, for help escaping an arranged marriage. Kouros did make it impossible for her to marry—by cursing Leila to live a thousand years as a Jinni herself. If she can remain unBound, Leila’s curse will [ Read More of this Review ]

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 Posted by on December 16, 2014 at 10:15 am
Dec 122014
 
Review: All She Wrote by Josh Lanyon

All She Wrote by Josh Lanyon  Book #2 in Holmes & Moriarity Series Genre: M/M Contemporary Mystery Publication Date: December 28, 2010 Publisher: Samhain Publishing   Synopsis from Goodreads: Giving screwball mystery a whole deadly new meaning. A murderous fall down icy stairs is nearly the death of Anna Hitchcock, the much-beloved American Agatha Christie and Christopher Holmes s former mentor. Anna s plea for him to host her annual winter writing retreat touches all Kit s sore spots traveling, teaching writing classes, and separation from his new lover, J.X. Moriarity. For J.X., Kit s cancellation of yet another romantic weekend is [ Read More of this Review ]

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 Posted by on December 12, 2014 at 8:42 am
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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 Posted by on December 9, 2014 at 8:46 am
Dec 042014
 
Jumble Your Genres Reading Challenge: Historical Fiction - Evernight by Kristen Callihan

The Jumble Your Genres Reading Challenge was Historical Fiction for November and we decided to use this month to catch up on one of our favorite series, Darkest London, with Evernight by Kristen Callihan. Evernight by Kristen Callihan Book #5 in Darkest London Genres: Historical Paranormal Steam Punk Publication Date: August 26th 2014 ARC Provided by Netgalley and Forever Synopsis from Goodreads: Once the night comes . . . Will Thorne is living a nightmare, his sanity slowly being drained away by a force he can’t control. His talents have made him the perfect assassin for hire. But as he loses his grip on reality, [ Read More of this Review ]

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 Posted by on December 4, 2014 at 7:33 am
Dec 032014
 
New Release Review: Revival by Stephen King

Revival by Stephen King  Genre: Horror Publication Date: November 11, 2014 Publisher: Scribner Publishing   Synopsis from Goodreads: A dark and electrifying novel about addiction, fanaticism, and what might exist on the other side of life. In a small New England town, over half a century ago, a shadow falls over a small boy playing with his toy soldiers. Jamie Morton looks up to see a striking man, the new minister. Charles Jacobs, along with his beautiful wife, will transform the local church. The men and boys are all a bit in love with Mrs. Jacobs; the women and girls feel the [ Read More of this Review ]

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 Posted by on December 3, 2014 at 8:08 am