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 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 182015
 
New Release Review: The Deep by Nick Cutter

New Release Review: The Deep by Nick Cutter Release date: January 13, 2015 Genre: Horror, Science Fiction Book provided by NetGalley and Gallery Books Synopsis from Goodreads: From the acclaimed author of The Troop—which Stephen King raved “scared the hell out of me and I couldn’t put it down.…old-school horror at its best”—comes this utterly terrifying novel where The Abyss meets The Shining. A strange plague called the ’Gets is decimating humanity on a global scale. It causes people to forget—small things at first, like where they left their keys…then the not-so-small things like how to drive, or the letters [ Read More of this Review ]

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 Posted by on January 18, 2015 at 12:17 pm
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 052015
 
Read with Caution - Early Group Review: The Witches of Echo Park by Amber Benson

The Witches of Echo Park by Amber Benson Book #1 in The Witches of Echo Park Genre: Urban Fantasy Publication Date: January 6, 2015 ARC Provided by Netgalley and Penguin Synopsis from Goodreads: Unbeknownst to most of humankind, a powerful network of witches thrives within the shadows of society, using their magic to keep the world in balance. But they are being eliminated—and we will all pay if their power falls… When Elyse MacAllister’s great-aunt Eleanora, the woman who raised her, becomes deathly ill, Lyse puts her comfortable life in Georgia on hold to rush back to Los Angeles. And once she [ Read More of this Review ]

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 Posted by on January 5, 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 202014
 
Review: Laugh (Burnside #2) by Mary Ann Rivers

Review: Laugh (Burnside #2) by Mary Ann Rivers *early review copy received from netgalley and publisher — thank you!* Regina’s Rating: 4.5 stars/Grade A   Book Summary: Mary Ann Rivers continues her Burnside family series—perfect for readers of Kristan Higgins, Jill Shalvis, and Ruthie Knox—as two people try to share their hearts without losing their cool. Dr. Sam Burnside is convinced that volunteering at an urban green-space farm in Lakefield, Ohio, is a waste of time—especially with his new health clinic about to open. He only goes to mollify his partner, suspecting she wants him to lighten up. Then Sam [ Read More of this Review ]

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 Posted by on December 20, 2014 at 7:00 am
Dec 182014
 
Jumble Your Genres Reading Challenge: New Adult - Unteachable by Leah Raeder

The Jumble Your Genres Reading Challenge was New Adult for December so we decided to take this opportunity to check out the much-hyped Unteachable by Leah Raeder. Unteachable by Leah Raeder Genres: New Adult Contemporary Romance Publication Date: March 24th 2014 ARC Provided by Atria and Forever Synopsis from Goodreads: Maise O’Malley just turned eighteen, but she’s felt like a grown-up her entire life. The summer before senior year, she has plans: get into a great film school, convince her mom to go into rehab, and absolutely do not, under any circumstances, screw up her own future. But life has a way of [ Read More of this Review ]

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 Posted by on December 18, 2014 at 11:43 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 112014
 
Review: Night of a Thousand Stars by Deanna Raybourn

Night of a Thousand Stars by Deanna Raybourn Genres: Historical Fiction Publication Date: September 30th 2014 ARC Provided by Harlequin MIRA and Netgalley Synopsis from Goodreads: On the verge of a stilted life as an aristocrat’s wife, Poppy Hammond does the only sensible thing—she flees the chapel in her wedding gown. Assisted by the handsome curate who calls himself Sebastian Cantrip, she spirits away to her estranged father’s quiet country village, pursued by the family she left in uproar. But when the dust of her broken engagement settles and Sebastian disappears under mysterious circumstances, Poppy discovers there is more to her hero than it seems. [ Read More of this Review ]

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 Posted by on December 11, 2014 at 7:00 am
Dec 102014
 
New Release Review: My Cowboy Homecoming by Z.A. Maxfield

My Cowboy Homecoming by Z.A. Maxfield Book #3 in The Cowboys Genre: M/M Contemporary Romance Publication Date: December 2, 2014 ARC Provided by Netgalley and Penguin Synopsis from Goodreads: Love can heal the deepest wounds… A sense of duty brings a soldier home…but a passionate cowboy makes him want to stay. After his brother’s tragic death, Tripp has to leave the army and return to New Mexico to take care of his mother while his father is in prison for arson. Seeking work at the J-Bar Ranch, Tripp is immediately drawn to injured cowboy Lucho Reyes, whose foot was accidentally crushed [ Read More of this Review ]

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 Posted by on December 10, 2014 at 7:00 am
Dec 082014
 
Blog Tour, New Release Review, + Giveaway: Walled by Anne Tibbets

  Walled by Anne Tibbets Book #2 in The Line Genre: New Adult Dystopian Publication Date: November 3, 2014 ARC Provided by Xpresso Tours and Anne Tibbets Synopsis from Goodreads: Freedom means making brutal choices. Rebel lovers Naya and Ric have survived one year in hiding, raising Naya’s twins from infants to toddlers in the shadow of the brutal Auberge dictatorship. They’re alive, and they’re together, but the city is crumbling around them and the haunting memory of Naya’s dark days on The Line have never fully left them. Living in isolation won’t be an option forever. When a mysterious revolutionary seeks [ Read More of this Review ]

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 Posted by on December 8, 2014 at 7:00 am
Dec 052014
 
New Release Review: City of Eternal Night by Kristen Painter

City of Eternal Night by Kristen Painter Book #2 in Crescent City Genres: Urban Fantasy Publication Date: December 2nd 2014 ARC Provided by Orbit and Netgalley Synopsis from Goodreads: Magic and mystery collide in this second installment of the new urban fantasy series by House of Comarre author Kristen Painter. Still coming to terms with their unexpected partnership, Augustine and Harlow have a tentative truce. With Harlow slowly working to accept being fae, Augustine still learning how to be Guardian, and feelings growing on both sides though, they do not have an easy road ahead. But when a young girl is stolen from [ Read More of this Review ]

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 Posted by on December 5, 2014 at 8:18 am