Jul 152016
 
Blog Tour | Interview & New Release Review: Smoke & Mirrors by Charlie Cochet

I’m having a love affair.  Me and about 6-8 men.  Scandalous! I’ve fallen in love with the members of the THIRDS, but mostly the men (and ladies) of Destructive Delta. A big thank you to Charlie Cochet for including us in our Smoke & Mirrors blog tour, and joining us here today. Genre: Paranormal Gay Romance Series: THIRDS Length: Novel Published: July 8th, 2016 Publisher: Dreamspinner Press Cover Artist: L.C. Chase Ebook ISBN-13: 9781634773871 Paperback ISBN-13: 9781634773874 ADD TO GOODREADS READ CHAPTER ONE Synopsis from Goodreads: Life for Dexter J. Daley has never been easy, but he’s always found a way [ Read More of this Review ]

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Jul 122016
 
Release Day Review & Giveaway: Cream of the Crop by Alice Clayton

Cream of the Crop by Alice Clayton The Hudson Valley Series #2 Genre: Contemporary Romance Publication Date: July 12th, 2016 Publisher: Gallery Books   Synopsis from Goodreads: New York Times and USA TODAY bestselling author Alice Clayton brings her trademark blend of funny and sexy to this second contemporary romance in the brand-new Hudson Valley series! Manhattan’s It Girl, Natalie Grayson, has it all: she’s a hot exec at a leading advertising firm, known industry-wide for her challenging and edgy campaigns. She’s got a large circle of friends, a family that loves her dearly, and her dance card is always full [ Read More of this Review ]

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Jul 102016
 
Blog Tour - New Release Review & Excerpt: Into the Blue by Chanel Cleeton

From the moment I read the final Troubleshooters (Suzanne Brockmann) I’ve been searching for a new military style contemporary romance that would fill the void.  I’m not going to lie, my dislike of CR has made me very picky. It’s no surprise that I was very curious about the Flying Aces series.  It’s military, but detours from the usual Navy SEAL story by giving us men in the Air Force, YUM! So, a thank you to Chanel Cleeton for asking us to join the review tour and giving us the opportunity to read Into the Blue! ♥♥♥ Into the Blue by Chanel Cleeton Wild Aces #2 [ Read More of this Review ]

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Jul 082016
 
Interview, Review, + Giveaway: What Remains by Garrett Leigh

Garrett Leigh slid onto our radar last March when Misfits was released, and we’ve been waiting with bated breath for every release since! With this latest release, she does not disappoint. What Remains put us into an emotional tailspin that we won’t soon be recovering from. We got a chance to interview Garrett and find out if her characters haunt her just as much as they do us! BBR: Hi, Garrett. Welcome to Badass Book Reviews! We can’t help but notice that you seem to favor writing protagonists who are haunted. What Remains was particularly poignant because the object of the memories plaguing [ Read More of this Review ]

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Jun 282016
 
Release Day Review and Giveaway: The Bourbon Thief by Tiffany Reisz

Release Date Review: The Bourbon Thief by Tiffany Reisz Release Date: June 28, 2016 Genre: Hmmm….Contemporary, Romance, Mystery Book provided by: NetGalley and Harlequin MIRA Synopsis from Goodreads: When Cooper McQueen wakes up from a night with a beautiful stranger, it’s to discover he’s been robbed. The only item stolen—a million-dollar bottle of bourbon. The thief, a mysterious woman named Paris, claims the bottle is rightfully hers. After all, the label itself says it’s property of the Maddox family who owned and operated Red Thread Bourbon distillery since the last days of the Civil War until the company went out [ Read More of this Review ]

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Jun 212016
 
Release Day Review + Giveaway: Downtown Devil by Cara McKenna

Downtown Devil by Cara McKenna Book #2 in Sins in the City Genre: Erotica Publication Date: June 21st, 2016 ARC provided by Signet and Netgalley Synopsis from Goodreads: At the edge of thirty, Clare is feeling restless. Even though she’s gainfully employed and pursuing her passion for photography, she can’t shake the feeling that something’s missing. Then she meets Mica. A perfect subject for her portrait exhibit, Mica is sexy, exciting, and everything Clare desires. One night with the charismatic stranger is all it takes to leave her craving more. But the intensity Mica brings isn’t confined to the bedroom, [ Read More of this Review ]

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 Posted by on June 21, 2016 at 7:00 am
May 092016
 
Giveaway! A Badass Read-Along: Winter by Marissa Meyer

Winter is the final book in our Lunar Chronicles Read-along.  It feels like it went by very fast. Please be advised, as this isn’t a review, that since we’re specifically discussing the aspects of the story it’s very likely there will be spoilers.  If you would like to sign up for the Giveaway without reading the spoilers in the discussion, please scroll down to the bottom of the blog post.  We completely understand.  🙂 Winter by Marissa Meyer #4 The Lunar Chronicles Genre: YA Fantasy Publication Date: November 10th, 2015 Publisher: Feiwel & Friends Synopsis from Goodreads: Princess Winter is admired by the Lunar [ Read More of this Review ]

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May 022016
 
Excerpt + Giveaway: The Devil You Know by Jo Goodman

We’re huge fans of Historical Romance here at Badass. Give us a Victorian or Regency romance, a free afternoon, and a comfortable place to read, and we’re in it for the long haul. But we are just as likely to curl up with a Western Historical and not come up for air until we’ve read every word! Today we’re happy to share with you an excerpt from Jo Goodman’s latest, The Devil You Know. FYI, our hero, Israel McKenna, is in high demand. 😉 For a chance to curl up with him yourself, don’t forget to enter the giveaway at the [ Read More of this Review ]

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Feb 102016
 
A Badass Giveaway: The Hunter by Kerrigan Byrne

Last year The Highwayman from Kerrigan Byrne released to rave reviews on Goodreads. Today, we have two copies of its highly anticipated sequel, The Hunter to give away courtesy of St. Martin’s Paperbacks. For your chance to win, scroll down to the Rafflecopter and share your most anticipated read of 2016 with us! The Hunter by Kerrigan Byrne Book #2 in Victorian Rebels Genre: Historical Romance Publication Date: February 2nd, 2016 ARC provided by St. Martin’s Press and Netgalley Synopsis from Goodreads:  A scandalous proposal. As one of London’t most elite hunters, Christopher Argent never misses his mark and always gets [ Read More of this Review ]

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Blog Tour: Review, Excerpt & Giveaway for Strange Girl by Christopher Pike

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Jan 122016
 
Blog Tour: Review, Excerpt & Giveaway for Strange Girl by Christopher Pike

Strange Girl by Christopher Pike Genre: Paranormal Mystery Publication Date: November 17th, 2015 Physical copy provided by Simon Pulse Synopsis from Goodreads: From #1 New York Times bestselling author Christopher Pike comes a brand-new fascinating and seductive new novel about a girl with a mysterious ability—but one that carries an unimaginable cost. From the moment Fred meets Aja, he knows she’s different. She’s pretty, soft-spoken, shy—yet seems to radiate an unusual peace. Fred quickly finds himself falling in love with her. Then strange things begin to happen around Aja. A riot breaks out that Aja is able to stop by merely speaking a few words. [ Read More of this Review ]

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Jan 012016
 
Blog Tour: Review of City of Light by Keri Arthur

City of Light by Keri Arthur Book #1 in Outcast Genre: Urban Fantasy Publication Date: January 5th 2016 ARC Provided by Signet and Netgalley Synopsis from Goodreads: The first in an all-new futuristic fantasy series from Keri Arthur—the New York Times bestselling author of the Souls of Fire novels. When the bombs that stopped the species war tore holes in the veil between this world and the next, they allowed entry to the Others—demons, wraiths, and death spirits who turned the shadows into their hunting grounds. Now, a hundred years later, humans and shifters alike live in artificially lit cities designed to keep the [ Read More of this Review ]

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Dec 072015
 
Guest Post & Giveaway: Top 5 with Susanne Lord

Badass Book Reviews Welcomes: Today on Badass Book Reviews, we’re thrilled to have Susanne Lord stop by to celebrate her new release, In Search of Scandal. Susanne shares with us some of her favorite quotes from the book to give readers a sneak peek! In Search of Scandal by Susanne Lord Book #1 in London Explorers Genre: Historical Romance Publication Date: December 1st, 2015 Synopsis from Goodreads: A DARING EXPLORER All of London is abuzz with the tale of Will Repton. The lone survivor of a massacre in Tibet has returned to England a hero, but the traumatized explorer has no [ Read More of this Review ]

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New Release Review & Giveaway: Nuts by Alice Clayton

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Nov 042015
 
New Release Review & Giveaway: Nuts by Alice Clayton

Nuts by Alice Clayton Hudson Valley #1 Genre: Contemporary Romance Publication Date: October 20th, 2015 Publisher: Gallery Books   Synopsis: The New York Times bestselling author of Wallbanger and Rusty Nailed is back with Nuts, the first in a brand new series set in New York’s beautiful Hudson Valley. Roxie Callahan is a private chef to some of Hollywood’s wealthiest, and nastiest, calorie-counting wives. After a dairy disaster implodes her carefully crafted career in one fell ploop, she finds herself back home in upstate New York, bailing out her hippie mother and running the family diner. When gorgeous local farmer Leo Maxwell delivers [ Read More of this Review ]

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 Posted by on November 4, 2015 at 7:00 am
Nov 022015
 
Blog Tour and Giveaway: Mercury Retrograde by Laura Bickle

Welcome to our blog tour stop for LAURA BICKLE‘s new book MERCURY RETROGRADE.  This is the second book in her DARK ALCHEMY series and it just keeps getting better and better.  We highly recommend these books for urban fantasy readers so keep reading below to find out more about this series and MERCURY RETROGRADE in particular.  Also, thank you to the blog tour host, Bewitching Books Tours! Mercury Retrograde by Laura Bickle Book #2 in Dark Alchemy Genre: Urban Fantasy Publication Date: October 27th 2015 ARC Provided by Edelweiss and Harper Voyager Impulse Synopsis from Goodreads: Geologist Petra Dee and the [ Read More of this Review ]

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 Posted by on November 2, 2015 at 8:44 am
Aug 252015
 
Book Tour & Giveaway: The Dogs by Allan Stratton

The Dogs by Allan Stratton Genre: YA Mystery Publication Date: September 1st, 2015 Publisher: Sourcebooks Fire   Synopsis: Constantly on the run from a dangerous father, Cameron’s used to pushing away the trauma of his past. But when his mother moves them to an old farmhouse in the middle of nowhere, he discovers that there are some things you can’t escape. His new schoolmates taunt him about the bloodthirsty dogs that supposedly haunt the farm, and Cameron soon stumbles upon a child’s drawings in the cellar that depict a violent history. The line between reality and nightmare begins to blur as the house’s horrifying [ Read More of this Review ]

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 Posted by on August 25, 2015 at 7:00 am

Guest Post & Giveaway: Top Ten with Jessica Verdi

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Aug 172015
 
Guest Post & Giveaway: Top Ten with Jessica Verdi

Badass Book Reviews is happy to bring you a top ten list from the author of What You Left Behind, Jessica Verdi. If you’re like us, your to-be-read pile can never be big enough. Some of us are long-time fans of the Young Adult genre, and some of us are just getting our feet wet, but we’re all on the lookout for good recommendations! Today, Jessica shares her picks with us: My Top Ten YA Book Picks (in no particular order):  1. It’s Kind of a Funny Story by Ned Vizzini synopsis from Goodreads: Ambitious New York City teenager Craig Gilner is determined to succeed [ Read More of this Review ]

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 Posted by on August 17, 2015 at 7:00 am

New Release Review & Giveaway: Trollhunters by Guillermo Del Toro and Daniel Kraus

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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

Guest Post: Captive Prince author C.S. Pacat

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Jul 072015
 
Guest Post: Captive Prince author C.S. Pacat

Badass Book Reviews Welcomes: If you’ve visited Badass Book Reviews over the last few months, you may have noticed that a few of us have become a teensy bit obsessed with the Captive Prince Trilogy. (Our FIVE SKULL reviews can be found HERE and HERE.) We couldn’t put the first book down, and we had to dive right into the second! So of course we couldn’t let the re-release day for Prince’s Gambit, one of our very favorite books, go by without celebrating it somehow. We’re thrilled to have C.S. Pacat stop by today to tell us what sort of preparation goes into [ Read More of this Review ]

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 Posted by on July 7, 2015 at 7:00 am
Jun 082015
 
New Release Review, Excerpt, + Giveaway: Asking for It by Lilah Pace

Asking for It by Lilah Pace Book #1 in Asking for It Genre: Dark Erotica Publication Date: June 2nd, 2015 ARC provided by Netgalley and Berkley Synopsis from Goodreads:“This is who I am. This is what I want. Now I need a man dangerous enough to give it to me.” Graduate student Vivienne Charles is afraid of her own desires—ashamed to admit that she fantasizes about being taken by force, by a man who will claim her completely and without mercy. When the magnetic, mysterious Jonah Marks learns her secret, he makes an offer that stuns her: they will remain near-strangers to each [ Read More of this Review ]

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 Posted by on June 8, 2015 at 7:00 am

Should You Read This Series – Killer Instincts by Elle Kennedy & Giveaway

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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