Oct 292013
 
Early Group Review and Giveaway: Parasite by Mira Grant

We were so excited to get a copy of Mira Grant’s new book Parasite to read and review. Parasite is the first book in her new Parasitology series. And as an added bonus to you, dear reader, we have a copy of Parasite to give away to one lucky US reader. We had mixed feelings about this book, so we decided to pluck a few choice quotes from the book and discuss them. Synopsis from Goodreads: A decade in the future, humanity thrives in the absence of sickness and disease. We owe our good health to a humble parasite – [ Read More of this Review ]

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 Posted by on October 29, 2013 at 7:00 am
Oct 222013
 
Review and Giveaway: Dirt Nap by AJ Aalto

  Our Frightening Fall Reads continues with a short story from the Marnie Baranuik universe. You may remember that I was very excited about this new Urban Fantasy series that features the psychic preternatural expert Marnie Baranuik and her vampire companion Harry. Marnie is one of those characters that just doesn’t have a brain filter – she says it as she sees it. This leads to all sorts of hilarious and often hairy situations. Book Blurb: “Jail probably would have been a better place to spend a Thursday afternoon, but when a preternatural expert is needed, there’s no one else [ Read More of this Review ]

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 Posted by on October 22, 2013 at 7:00 am
Sep 092013
 
New Release Review and Giveaway: The Woken Gods by Gwenda Bond

New Release Review and Giveaway: The Woken Gods by Gwenda Bond Release date: September 3, 2013 Genre: Fantasy, Young Adult Book provided by NetGalley and Strange Chemistry Synopsis from Goodreads: The more things change… Five years ago, the gods of ancient mythology awoke all around the world. The more things stay the same… This morning, Kyra Locke is late for school because of an argument with her father. Seventeen-year-old Kyra lives in a transformed Washington, D.C., dominated by the embassies of divine pantheons and watched over by the mysterious Society of the Sun that governs mankind’s relations with the gods. [ Read More of this Review ]

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 Posted by on September 9, 2013 at 7:00 am
Sep 042013
 
Giveaway! Rose Under Fire by Elizabeth Wein

Here at Badass Book Reviews, we want to share our love for Rose Under Fire, the wonderful, haunting novel by Elizabeth Wein. That’s why today we are giving away 2 print copies to 2 lucky winners in the US. Just enter the giveaway below!  Meanwhile, check out AH’s review and learn why Rose Under Fire “will haunt you long after you finish reading it.” a Rafflecopter giveaway

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 Posted by on September 4, 2013 at 7:09 am
Aug 212013
 
Giveaway! Interview and Guest Blog Post, Megan Hart Author of Tear Your Apart

Badass Welcomes Megan Hart! Interview and Guest Blog Post (and a Giveaway too!) BadAssBook Reviews welcomes Megan Hart today for an interview and a guest blog post.  August 27th is the release of Megan’s book Tear You Apart, which we reviewed. I am a fan of Megan Hart’s writing — Tempted, Dirty and The Favor.  So I am just thrilled to be able to ask Megan a few questions and hear her thoughts on writing such an interesting and emotional story.  If you want a chance to win and read Tear Your Apart by Megan Hart, scroll down and enter [ Read More of this Review ]

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 Posted by on August 21, 2013 at 8:28 am
Aug 122013
 
Guest Post and Giveaway: Elysian Fields by Suzanne Johnson

Suzanne Johnson is taking some time today to share with us an original flash fiction short story in promotion of her newest “Sentinels” book, Elysian Fields.  Elysian Fields releases tomorrow August 13th, 2013, and I think it is quite possibly my favorite entry in the Sentinels of New Orleans series!  Today, Suzanne is taking her main character DJ deep into The Beyond for a one-night only masquerade.  Who do you think will be her date?  Suzanne was also nice enough to offer a signed copy of Elysian Fields and some awesome Sentinels swag for giveaway. To enter, see the Rafflecopter below.  The giveaway will run until next [ Read More of this Review ]

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 Posted by on August 12, 2013 at 10:15 am
Aug 052013
 
Guest Post and Giveaway: The Weight of Souls by Bryony Pearce

Strange Chemistry’s Bryony Pearce is stopping by the blog today to promote her newest release, The Weight of Souls, releasing tomorrow August 6th, 2013.   Today Bryony is going to give us an in-depth look at her main character, Taylor, with a wonderful character interview!  Strange Chemistry was also nice enough to offer a copy of The Weight of Souls for giveaway.  To enter, all you have to do is hit the comments and leave a question or comment about the book or something specific for Bryony.  Easy as pie!  Keep reading to learn more about The Weight of Souls and to read a fabulous excerpt from the [ Read More of this Review ]

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 Posted by on August 5, 2013 at 9:57 am
Aug 042013
 
Guest Post and Giveaway: Three Little Words by Susan Mallery

AH here…Today we are very lucky to have a guest post from author Susan Mallery who talks about her embarrassing crushes. Check out the link at the bottom of the post to win a gift card from Ms. Mallery. Embarrassing Crushes By Susan Mallery With more than 25 million books sold worldwide, New York Times bestselling author Susan Mallery is known for creating characters who feel as real as the folks next door, and for putting them into emotional, often funny situations readers recognize from their own lives. Susan’s books have made Booklist’s Top 10 Romances list in four out [ Read More of this Review ]

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 Posted by on August 4, 2013 at 7:00 am
Jul 302013
 
Blog Tour, Guest Blog Post, and Giveaway! The Story Guy by Mary Ann Rivers

Have you read The Story Guy by Mary Ann Rivers? Well if the answer is no, then you need to run on over to your preferred online retailer and purchase this beautiful novella. Or better yet, scroll on down and enter the giveaway to win The Story Guy below! To read my review of The Story Guy click here! Right now author Mary Ann Rivers joins us with a guest blog post. Book Blurb: In this eBook original novella, Mary Ann Rivers introduces a soulful and sexy tale of courage, sacrifice, and love. I will meet you on Wednesdays at [ Read More of this Review ]

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 Posted by on July 30, 2013 at 7:46 am
Jul 302013
 
Review: A Story Guy by Mary Ann Rivers

Review: A Story Guy by Mary Ann Rivers *early review copy received from publisher and Netgalley* Regina’s Rating: 5 stars/Grade A Book Blurb: In this eBook original novella, Mary Ann Rivers introduces a soulful and sexy tale of courage, sacrifice, and love. I will meet you on Wednesdays at noon in Celebration Park. Kissing only. Carrie West is happy with her life . . . isn’t she? But when she sees this provocative online ad, the thirtysomething librarian can’t help but be tempted. After all, the photo of the anonymous poster is far too attractive to ignore. And when Wednesday [ Read More of this Review ]

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 Posted by on July 30, 2013 at 2:00 am
Jul 282013
 
Guest Post and Giveaway: Cold Company by A.J. Aalto

Guest Post and Giveaway: Cold Company by A. J. Aalto Today we have a special treat for you. Remember how excited I was to find a new urban fantasy series to love? Today, we have A.J. Aalto the author of the Marnie Baranuik series (Touched, Death Rejoices) here on Badass Book Reviews! Yay! And because I adore Harry and have learned so many big archaic words from him, I asked Ms. Aalto to write us a post from Lord Dreppenstedt’s (Harry’s) point of view. She loved the idea and without further ado, here’s the story:   “Harry?” I wandered through [ Read More of this Review ]

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 Posted by on July 28, 2013 at 8:00 am
Jun 202013
 
Early Review and Giveaway: Playing Tyler by T L Costa

Playing Tyler by T L Costa Genre: Young Adult Thriller Release Date: Jul 2, 2013 ARC Provided by NetGalley and Strange Chemistry **Scroll down to enter the giveaway to win an ARC of Playing Tyler** Tyler MacCandless can’t focus, even when he takes his medication. He can’t focus on school, on his future, on a book, on much of anything other than taking care of his older brother, Brandon, who’s in rehab for heroin abuse… again. Tyler’s dad is dead and his mom has mentally checked out. The only person he can really count on is his Civilian Air Patrol [ Read More of this Review ]

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 Posted by on June 20, 2013 at 6:57 am
Jun 182013
 
Interview, Blog Hop and Giveaway! Laura Kaye Visits Us Today to Talk About South of Surrender

Interview of Laura Kaye (and a Giveaway too!) BadAssBook Reviews welcomes Laura Kaye today for an interview to discuss the release of her new book South of Surrender the third book in the Hearts of the Anemoi series.   We have a contest below — so keep reading to win and play! Regina:  One of the things I really enjoy about your writing is that while there is a focus on the romance and the passion, the characters are very well developed. What are your influences in terms of writing and developing characters? Laura:  Thank you for that! Every story I [ Read More of this Review ]

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 Posted by on June 18, 2013 at 7:00 am
May 302013
 
Armchair BEA - The Giveaway Post

Here it is – the post you’ve been waiting for – our giveaway post. DG has been a busy lady. She got to attend the Blogger’s Conference at BEA and she picked up a few goodies for us to give away. There will be 2 giveaways 1 for our US readers and the other for Canadian readers. Here are the books for our US Giveaway:                     Fill in the Rafflecopter below: a Rafflecopter giveaway   For our Canadian readers, I have a ARC copy of Emilie and the Hollow World. Canadians, [ Read More of this Review ]

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 Posted by on May 30, 2013 at 7:59 pm
May 302013
 
Blog Tour: Emi Gayle, author of Day After (Guest Post and Giveaway)

  Emi Gayle is stopping by the blog today to promote the newest release in her the “19th Year” trilogy.  Day After released on May 6, 2013 and the series debut, After Dark, is also currently available.  Today, Emi is outlining some of the major rules in her Changeling world and sharing an excerpt from Day After.  She is also offering an amazing group giveaway that you can enter in two ways: 1.) via the rafflecopter below or 2.) leaving a comment at the link below.  This giveaway includes signed paperbacks and ebooks for both After Dark AND Day After!  Keep reading to learn [ Read More of this Review ]

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 Posted by on May 30, 2013 at 7:00 am
May 272013
 
Author Interview and Giveaway: Jenn Bennett, author of Binding the Shadows

Badass Book Reviews is super excited to welcome Jenn Bennett, author of the incredible urban fantasy series “Arcadia Bell!”  The series currently includes two books and a novella and the third book, Binding the Shadows, releases tomorrow, May 28th.  Jenn has stopped by today to talk about Arcadia and Lon (and of course Jupe!) and to give us a peek into her newest novel.  Be sure to pre-order your copy today!  Come back tomorrow for our early review of the book, our favorite in the series.   The Magical World of Arcadia Bell BadassBookReviews: Welcome to our blog, Jenn, and [ Read More of this Review ]

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 Posted by on May 27, 2013 at 12:28 pm
May 242013
 
Author Interview and Giveaway: Susan Elia MacNeal, author of the Maggie Hope Mysteries

  We at Badass Book Reviews are very excited to welcome Susan Elia MacNeal, author of the fabulous Maggie Hope Mysteries!  There are currently three books in the Maggie Hope series with the newest, His Majesty’s Hope, having just released on May 14th.  Susan has stopped by today to talk about Maggie and her world and to give us a little glimpse into the newest novel.  Be sure to order your copy today!  Spoiler alert, we loved it!  See our review here.  Also, keep reading for your chance to win a copy of His Majesty’s Hope!   Maggie Hope and [ Read More of this Review ]

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 Posted by on May 24, 2013 at 7:00 am
May 172013
 
Author Guest Post and Giveaway - Rhiannon Held, author of Silver and Tarnished

BadassBookReviews is so pleased to have Rhiannon Held stopping by the blog today.  Rhiannon is the author of Silver, a werewolf urban fantasy that just so happens to be one of our most pleasant surprise finds from last year.  Silver tells the story of Andrew Dare, werewolf enforcer, and Silver, a beautiful werewolf that has lost her ability to shift.  Originally, I thought Silver was going to be a standalone novel so I was absolutely delighted to hear about the upcoming release of Tarnished.  In Tarnished, Rhiannon takes us back into Dare and Silver’s world and shows how they are both dealing with [ Read More of this Review ]

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 Posted by on May 17, 2013 at 7:00 am
Apr 162013
 
Giveaway! And Interview of Cara McKenna, Author of After Hours and Making Him Sweat

Interview of Cara McKenna (and a Giveaway too!) BadAssBook Reviews welcomes Cara McKenna today for an interview. Today is the release of Cara’s book After Hours by Penguin/Intermix, which we reviewed a few days ago. I have been a fan of Cara’s for awhile — Willing Victim and her writings under the name of Meg Maguire — Thank You for Riding and Making Him Sweat. So I am just thrilled to be able to ask Cara what I have been wondering and thinking about her books and her writing style. And Cara … well, you will see by her answers [ Read More of this Review ]

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 Posted by on April 16, 2013 at 7:00 am
Apr 142013
 
Blog Tour, Interview and Review of Wicked Cravings (Phoenix Pack #2) by Suzanne Wright

Blog Tour, Interview and Review of Wicked Cravings (Phoenix Pack #2) by Suzanne Wright *review copy provided by the author in exchange for an honest review* Regina’s Rating: 4 stars/Grade B+ Book Summary: Despite having been besotted with Dante Garcea since she was a child, wolf shifter Jaime Farrow figures that it’s time to move past the crush. If he wanted her, he wouldn’t have ignored her flirtatious behavior, right? Hiding her intense attraction to him isn’t easy – especially now that they’re part of the same pack again – but with bigger issues to worry about and with the [ Read More of this Review ]

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 Posted by on April 14, 2013 at 8:00 am