Aug 042015
 
New Release Review: The Daughter of an Earl by Victoria Morgan

The Daughter of an Earl by Victoria Morgan Genre: Historical Romance Publication Date: July 7th, 2015 ARC provided by Netgalley and Penguin Synopsis from Goodreads: An American businessman in England, Brett Curtis has little use for the haughty ton beyond seeing his sisters happily entertained in London. But when his cousin mysteriously disappears after inheriting the title of Duke, he sets out to locate him and drag him home. Lady Emily Chandler plunged into deep despair when her fiancé died in India, and now she is determined to prove that he was murdered. The brash American Brett Curtis’s reputation may be less [ Read More of this Review ]

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 Posted by on August 4, 2015 at 7:00 am
Aug 032015
 
Early Group Review: The Veil by Chloe Neill

The Veil by Chloe Neill Book #1 in Devil’s Isle Genre: Urban Fantasy Publication Date: August 4th, 2015 ARC Provided by Netgalley and NAL Synopsis from Goodreads: Seven years ago, the Veil that separates humanity from what lies beyond was torn apart, and New Orleans was engulfed in a supernatural war. Now, those with paranormal powers have been confined in a walled community that humans call the District. Those who live there call it Devil’s Isle. Claire Connolly is a good girl with a dangerous secret: she’s a Sensitive, a human endowed with magic that seeped through the Veil. Claire knows [ Read More of this Review ]

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 Posted by on August 3, 2015 at 7:00 am
Jul 302015
 
New Release Review: About a Girl by Sarah McCarry

About a Girl by Sarah McCarry Book #3 in Metamorphoses Genre: Young Adult Contemporary with Fantasy Elements Publication Date: July 14th 2015 ARC Provided by St. Martin’s Griffin and Netgalley Synopsis from Goodreads: Eighteen-year-old Tally is absolutely sure of everything: her genius, the love of her adoptive family, the loyalty of her best friend, Shane, and her future career as a Nobel prize-winning astronomer. There’s no room in her tidy world for heartbreak or uncertainty—or the charismatic, troubled mother who abandoned her soon after she was born. But when a sudden discovery upends her fiercely ordered world, Tally sets out on an [ Read More of this Review ]

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 Posted by on July 30, 2015 at 10:33 am
Jul 282015
 
Release Day Group Review: The Bourbon Kings by J.R. Ward

The Bourbon Kings by J.R. Ward Book #1 in The Bourbon Kings Genre: Contemporary Romance Publication Date: July 28th, 2015 ARC Provided by Penguin Synopsis from Goodreads: The #1 New York Times bestselling author of the Black Dagger Brotherhood delivers the first novel in an enthralling new series set amid the shifting dynamics of a Southern family defined by wealth and privilege—and compromised by secrets, deceit, and scandal…. For generations, the Bradford family has worn the mantle of kings of the bourbon capital of the world. Their sustained wealth has afforded them prestige and privilege—as well as a hard-won division of [ Read More of this Review ]

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 Posted by on July 28, 2015 at 7:00 am
Jul 272015
 
Dueling New Release Review: Armada by Ernest Cline

        Both DG and Wendy read Ernest Cline’s new release novel, Armada, and it quickly became evident that their enjoyment levels were very different.  It’s not the first time that two Badass Reviewers had differing thoughts on the same book, however instead of a group discussion we thought it may be fun for both reviewers to plead their case for what did, or didn’t, work for them.  This way our readers get both the positive feedback, and the equally helpful negative. Welcome to our first ever Dueling review! Armada by Ernest Cline Genre: Science-Fiction Publication Date: July 14th, [ Read More of this Review ]

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 Posted by on July 27, 2015 at 7:00 am
Jul 242015
 
Early Review: Breaking by Barbara Elsborg

Breaking by Barbara Elsborg Book #2 in Fall or Break Genre: M/M Contemporary Romance Publication Date: July 28th, 2015 Publisher: Samhain Publishing   Synopsis from Goodreads: Archer Hart is on the move before the man he’s just killed is found. When a bullet whizzes past his ear, he realizes hunter is now hunted. So much for his retirement plans. Someone wants him dead and all he can do is keep running. Downed by a hit and run driver, barrister Conrad Black is certain the ‘accident’ was deliberate but he has no proof or support. In recovery, struggling to work out of partial [ Read More of this Review ]

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 Posted by on July 24, 2015 at 7:00 am
Jul 162015
 
New Release Review & Giveaway: Trollhunters by Guillermo Del Toro and Daniel Kraus

Trollhunters by Guillermo Del Toro and Daniel Kraus Genre: YA Horror/Fantasy Publication Date: July 7th, 2015 Publisher: Disney-Hyperion About the Book: “You are food. Those muscles you flex to walk, lift, and talk? They’re patties of meat topped with chewy tendon. That skin you’ve paid so much attention to in mirrors? It’s delicious to the right tongues, a casserole of succulent tissue. And those bones that give you the strength to make your way in the world? They rattle between teeth as the marrow is sucked down slobbering throats. These facts are unpleasant but useful. There are things out there, you see, that [ Read More of this Review ]

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 Posted by on July 16, 2015 at 7:00 am
Jul 152015
 
New Release Review: Time Salvager by Wesley Chu

Time Salvager by Wesley Chu Genre: Science Fiction Publication Date: July 7th 2015 ARC Provided by Tor/Angry Robot Books and Netgalley Synopsis from Goodreads: Convicted criminal James Griffin-Mars is no one’s hero. In his time, Earth is a toxic, abandoned world and humans have fled into the outer solar system to survive, eking out a fragile, doomed existence among the other planets and their moons. Those responsible for delaying humanity’s demise believe time travel holds the key, and they have identified James, troubled though he is, as one of a select and expendable few ideally suited for the most dangerous job [ Read More of this Review ]

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 Posted by on July 15, 2015 at 9:35 am
Jul 142015
 
New Release Review: Pure Blooded by Amanda Carlson

New Release Review: Pure Blooded by Amanda Carlson Book 5 in Jessica MacClain series Release date: June 16, 2015 Genre: Urban Fantasy Book provided by NetGalley Orbit Synopsis from Goodreads: Jessica arrives back from the Underworld to find her father embroiled in a battle against the Made wolves. She and her crew drop everything to join them. Once she arrives, the threat is after her. Jessica is lured into danger when her adversary takes something precious from her. With help from an unlikely source, Jessica goes up against her creator in a battle that will decide the path of everyone [ Read More of this Review ]

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 Posted by on July 14, 2015 at 7:00 am
Jul 132015
 
New Release Review: The Duke Can Go to the Devil by Erin Knightley

The Duke Can Go to the Devil by Erin Knightley Book #3 in Prelude to a Kiss Genre: Historical Romance Publication Date: July 7th, 2015 ARC provided by Penguin Synopsis from Goodreads: After her mother’s death, May’s sea captain father sends her halfway around the world to live with his stodgy sister in England. The summer festival in Bath made for a lovely distraction, but now she can’t wait for her father’s return so she can leave this country, its suffocating rules, and one infuriatingly proper nobleman in particular behind. Because he is the Duke of Radcliffe, William Spencer’s whole life [ Read More of this Review ]

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 Posted by on July 13, 2015 at 7:00 am
Jul 062015
 
Early Review: Naked by Stacey Trombley

Naked by Stacy Trombley Genre: YA Contemporary Realistic Publication Date: July 7th, 2015 Publisher: Entangled Teen Synopsis from Goodreads: The best place to hide is in a lie… I could never fit in to the life my parents demanded. By the time I was thirteen, it was too much. I ran away to New York City…and found a nightmare that lasted three years. A nightmare that began and ended with a pimp named Luis. Now I am Dirty Anna. Broken, like everything inside me has gone bad. Except that for the first time, I have a chance to start over. Not just [ Read More of this Review ]

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 Posted by on July 6, 2015 at 7:00 am
Jun 302015
 
New Release Review: Rock My Heart by Jean Haus

Rock My Heart by Jean Haus Book #4 in Luminescent Juliet Genre: New Adult/Contemporary Romance Publication Date: June 6th, 2015 ARC Provided by Jean Haus Synopsis from Goodreads: Raised in poverty and violence, Gabe Reed wears a could-care-less attitude like a shield. He expects life to suck. It always has, and he is usually the one to screw it up even more. Drumming for the college band Luminescent Juliet started as a way to release the built up rage inside of him. But when the band signs with a label, Gabe begins to envision a different life. He just needs to [ Read More of this Review ]

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 Posted by on June 30, 2015 at 7:00 am
Jun 262015
 
Josh Lanyon Love!

Rather than reviewing these books at different times, and drown you in multiple days worth of Josh Lanyon, I decided to combine them all into just this one post. If you are a mystery reader and enjoy the M/M genre, Josh Lanyon is a must read.  Dead serious.  Must read.   Fair Game by Josh Lanyon All’s Fair book #1 Genre: M/M Contemporary Mystery Publication Date: August 1st, 2010 Publisher: Carina Press Synopsis from Goodreads: A crippling knee injury forced Elliot Mills to trade in his FBI badge for dusty chalkboards and bored college students. Now a history professor at Puget Sound university, [ Read More of this Review ]

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 Posted by on June 26, 2015 at 7:50 am
Jun 192015
 
New Release Review: Drive It Deep by Cara McKenna

Drive It Deep by Cara McKenna Book #2.5 in Desert Dogs Genre: Contemporary Romance Publication Date: June 16th, 2015 ARC provided by Netgalley and Penguin Synopsis from Goodreads: Jeremiah Church and Raina Harper have been close since they were kids, back when life was all about hot Nevada summers spent running wild on the backs of their motorcycles with their friends. Now in their thirties, their lives are changing, and so is the way Miah looks at Raina—a sizzling tension has begun to smolder, impossible to ignore. Miah is a man of simple pleasures—after a long day overseeing his family’s cattle ranch, [ Read More of this Review ]

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 Posted by on June 19, 2015 at 7:00 am
Jun 162015
 
New Release Group Review: For Real by Alexis Hall

For Real by Alexis Hall Genre: M/M, BDSM, Erotica Publication Date: June 1st, 2015 ARC provided by Netgalley and Riptide Publishing Synopsis from Goodreads: Laurence Dalziel is worn down and washed up, and for him, the BDSM scene is all played out. Six years on from his last relationship, he’s pushing forty and tired of going through the motions of submission. Then he meets Toby Finch. Nineteen years old. Fearless, fierce, and vulnerable. Everything Laurie can’t remember being. Toby doesn’t know who he wants to be or what he wants to do. But he knows, with all the certainty of youth, [ Read More of this Review ]

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 Posted by on June 16, 2015 at 7:00 am
Jun 092015
 
Review: Me and Earl and the Dying Girl by Jesse Andrews

Me and Earl and the Dying Girl by Jesse Andrews Genre: YA Contemporary Realistic/Humor Publication Date: March 1st, 2012 Publisher: Amulet Books   Synopsis from Goodreads: Greg Gaines is the last master of high school espionage, able to disappear at will into any social environment. He has only one friend, Earl, and together they spend their time making movies, their own incomprehensible versions of Coppola and Herzog cult classics. Until Greg’s mother forces him to rekindle his childhood friendship with Rachel. Rachel has been diagnosed with leukemia—-cue extreme adolescent awkwardness—-but a parental mandate has been issued and must be obeyed. When Rachel stops [ Read More of this Review ]

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 Posted by on June 9, 2015 at 8:00 am
Jun 062015
 
Should You Read This Series - Killer Instincts by Elle Kennedy & Giveaway

Killer Instincts by Elle Kennedy I’ll admit that I was late to the party. I had never had the opportunity to read any books by Elle Kennedy before. When I received an email from the publisher asking me if I’d like to read the Killer Instincts series,  I jumped at the chance. How could I possibly resist the hotties on the covers? Sexy ex-military hunks – I’m in. Gorgeous but lethal female assassins? I couldn’t wait to get my hands on these books. Let’s just say that I devoured these books, reading them all back to back, all in a [ Read More of this Review ]

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 Posted by on June 6, 2015 at 9:45 am
Jun 052015
 
Review: Pirate's Alley by Suzanne Johnson

Pirate’s Alley by Suzanne Johnson Book #4 in Sentinels of New Orleans Genre: Urban Fantasy Publication Date: April 21st 2015 ARC Provided by Tor Books Synopsis from Goodreads: Wizard sentinel DJ Jaco thought she had gotten used to the chaos of her life in post-Katrina New Orleans, but a new threat is looming, one that will test every relationship she holds dear. Caught in the middle of a rising struggle between the major powers in the supernatural world—the Wizards, Elves, Vampires and the Fae—DJ finds her loyalties torn and her mettle tested in matters both professional and personal. Her relationship with enforcer [ Read More of this Review ]

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 Posted by on June 5, 2015 at 11:42 am
Jun 032015
 
Early Review: After Hours by Claire Kennedy

After Hours by Claire Kennedy Genre: Young Adult/Contemporary Romance Publication Date: June 16th, 2015 ARC provided by Edelweiss and Simon Pulse Synopsis from Goodreads: Isa, Xavi, Peter, and Finn know that a job at the high-end Waterside Cafe isn’t just about waiting tables. It’s about the gossip, the hook-ups, the after-hours parties and, most of all, it’s about Tips. Tips–the high-stakes game based on dares. Whoever completes the most dares wins the collected money. A sum that could change a wasted summer into a Summer to Remember. Isa is the new girl with an embarrassing secret, and as long as she [ Read More of this Review ]

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 Posted by on June 3, 2015 at 7:00 am
Jun 022015
 
Release Day Review: Shards of Hope by Nalini Singh

Shards of Hope by Nalini Singh Series: Psy-Changeling #14 Genre: Paranormal Romance Release Date: Jun 2, 2015 ARC Provided by Berkley/NAL Awakening wounded in a darkened cell, their psychic abilities blocked, Aden and Zaira know they must escape. But when the lethal soldiers break free from their mysterious prison, they find themselves in a harsh, inhospitable landscape far from civilization. Their only hope for survival is to make it to the hidden home of a predatory changeling pack that doesn’t welcome outsiders. And they must survive. A shadowy enemy has put a target on the back of the Arrow squad, [ Read More of this Review ]

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 Posted by on June 2, 2015 at 6:57 am