Jan 072014
 
Launch Day Blitz and Giveaway: The Destiny of Violet & Luke by Jessica Sorensen

The Destiny of Violet & Luke by Jessica Sorensen Book #3 in The Coincidence series Genre: New Adult Romance Publication Date: January 7th 2014 ARC Provided by Netgalley and Forever Synopsis from Goodreads: Luke Price’s life has always been about order, control, and acting tough on the outside. For Luke, meaningless relationships are a distraction-a way to tune out the twisted memories of his childhood. He desperately wishes he could forget his past, but it haunts him no matter what he does. Violet Hayes has had a rough life. When she was young, she was left with no family and the memory of her [ Read More of this Review ]

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 Posted by on January 7, 2014 at 7:00 am
Jan 062014
 
Early Review: The Troop by Nick Cutter

Early Review: The Troop by Nick Cutter Release Date: January 7, 2014 Book provided by Edelweiss and Simon & Schuster Genre: Young Adult and older, Horror Synopsis from Goodreads: Lord of the Flies meets The Ruins in this frightening novel written in the bestselling traditions of Stephen King and Scott Smith. Boy Scouts live by the motto “Be Prepared.” However, nothing can prepare this group of young boys and their scoutmaster for what they encounter on a small, deserted island, as they settle down for a weekend of campfires, merit badges, and survival lessons. Everything changes when a haggard stranger [ Read More of this Review ]

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 Posted by on January 6, 2014 at 1:04 pm
Jan 062014
 
New Release Review: Taste of Darkness by Maria V. Snyder

New Release Review: Taste of Darkness by Maria V. Snyder Book 3 in the Healer series Release Date: December 31, 2013 Genre: Fantasy, suitable for YA readers and up Book provided by NetGalley and Harlequin Synopsis from Goodreads: Avry knows hardship and trouble. She fought the plague and survived. She took on King Tohon and defeated him. But now her heart-mate, Kerrick, is missing, and Avry fears he’s gone forever. But there’s a more immediate threat. The Skeleton King plots to claim the Fifteen Realms for his own. With armies in disarray and the dead not staying down, Avry’s healing [ Read More of this Review ]

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 Posted by on January 6, 2014 at 7:00 am
Jan 042014
 
Early Review: Off the Edge (Associates #2) by Carolyn Crane

  Review: Off the Edge (Associates #2) by Carolyn Crane *early review copy received from author — thank you!* Regina’s Rating: 4 stars/Grade A- Christal and AH’s Rating: 3.5 Stars/Grade B Book Summary: SHE MAY BE HIS WORST ENEMY… For deadly secret agent Peter Macmillan, language is a weapon—one he uses to hunt criminals, destroy plots, and charm enemies. Seducing information out of a beautiful singer in Bangkok hotel should be easy…except this particular singer has the power to destroy his cool façade, and with it, his last defense against a dark past. HE MAY BE HER ONLY HOPE… He tricked [ Read More of this Review ]

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 Posted by on January 4, 2014 at 10:48 am
Jan 032014
 
Review: Clean Sweep (Innkeep Chronicles #1) by Ilona Andrews

  Review: Clean Sweep (Innkeep Chronicles #1) by Ilona Andrews *early review copy received from author — thank you!* Regina’s and AH’s Rating: 4 stars/Grade A- Book Summary: On the outside, Dina Demille is the epitome of normal. She runs a quaint Victorian Bed and Breakfast in a small Texas town, owns a Shih Tzu named Beast, and is a perfect neighbor, whose biggest problem should be what to serve her guests for breakfast. But Dina is…different: Her broom is a deadly weapon; her Inn is magic and thinks for itself. Meant to be a lodging for otherworldly visitors, the only [ Read More of this Review ]

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 Posted by on January 3, 2014 at 9:27 am
Dec 292013
 
Badass Best of 2013: YA & NA Contemporary, Historical, and Romance

Today’s Badass Best of 2013 is getting away from the fantasical and moving back into reality. Below you will find our five favorite Young Adult and New Adult novels in the Conteporary, Historical, and Romance genres.     If You Find Me by Emily Murdoch || Published March 26th 2013 by St. Martin’s Griffin || || Review Synopsis: There are some things you can’t leave behind.  A broken-down camper hidden deep in a national forest is the only home fifteen year-old Carey can remember. The trees keep guard over her threadbare existence, with the one bright spot being Carey’s younger sister, [ Read More of this Review ]

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 Posted by on December 29, 2013 at 7:00 am
Dec 282013
 
Badass Best of 2013: YA & NA Dystopian, Horror, and Mystery

Continuing with our Badass Best of 2013 in Young Adult and New Adult fiction, we have our favorite Dystopian, Horror, and Mystery novels to share with you. Take a look below for our five favorite novels from each of these genres and be sure to let us know what we missed in the comments!    World After by Susan Ee || Published November 19th 2013 by Skyscape || || Review Synopsis: In this sequel to the bestselling fantasy thriller, Angelfall, the survivors of the angel apocalypse begin to scrape back together what’s left of the modern world. When a group of people [ Read More of this Review ]

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 Posted by on December 28, 2013 at 7:00 am
Dec 272013
 
Badass Best of 2013: YA & NA Fantasy, Paranormal, and Science Fiction

The Badass Best of 2013 is moving into Young Adult and New Adult fiction!  Today we have our favorite Fantasy, Paranormal (UF and PNR), and Science Fiction novels written for the younger set.  Take a look below for our five favorite novels from each of these genres.     The Bitter Kingdom by Rae Carson || Published August 270th 2013 by Greenwillow Books || || Review Synopsis: The epic conclusion to Rae Carson’s Fire and Thorns trilogy. The seventeen-year-old sorcerer-queen will travel into the unknown realm of the enemy to win back her true love, save her country, and uncover the final secrets [ Read More of this Review ]

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 Posted by on December 27, 2013 at 7:00 am
Dec 262013
 
Badass Best of 2013: Mystery, Romance, and Historicals

Next up on the Badass Best of 2013 are our favorite Mystery, Romance, and Historical novels! Take a look below for our seven favorite novels from each of these genres and be sure to let us know what we missed in the comments.       The Cuckoo’s Calling by Robert Galbraith || Published April 30th 2013 by Mulholland Books || + ½ || Review Synopsis: After losing his leg to a land mine in Afghanistan, Cormoran Strike is barely scraping by as a private investigator. Strike is down to one client, and creditors are calling. He has also just broken up [ Read More of this Review ]

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 Posted by on December 26, 2013 at 7:00 am
Dec 252013
 
Badass Best of 2013: Fantasy, Science Fiction, and Horror

On today’s Badass Best of 2013, we’re presenting our favorite Fantasy, Science Fiction, and Horror novels!  Take a look below for our five favorite novels from each of these genres and be sure to let us know what we missed in the comments.     Black Feathers by Joseph D’Lacey || Published March 26th 2013 by Angry Robot || || Review Synopsis: Black Feathers is a modern fantasy set in two epochs: the Black Dawn, a time of environmental apocalypse, and generations into the future in its aftermath, the Bright Day.  In each era, a child undertakes a perilous journey to find a [ Read More of this Review ]

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 Posted by on December 25, 2013 at 7:00 am
Dec 242013
 
Badass Best of 2013: Paranormal Romance

Continuing in the paranormal vein, we’ve got our Badass Best of 2013 for Paranormal Romance today! Take a look below for our ten favorite PNRs from this year and a couple of honorable mentions that just missed the cut.     Heart of Obsidian by Nalini Singh || Published June 4th 2013 by Berkley Sensation || || Review Synopsis: A dangerous, volatile rebel, hands stained blood-red.  A woman whose very existence has been erased.  A love story so dark, it may shatter the world itself.  A deadly price that must be paid.  The day of reckoning is here. From “the alpha author [ Read More of this Review ]

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 Posted by on December 24, 2013 at 7:00 am
Dec 232013
 
Badass Best of 2013: Urban Fantasy

Welcome to the Badass Best of 2013.  We’re kicking off this year’s posts with one of our favorite genres, urban fantasy!  Take a look below for our ten favorite UFs from this year and a few honorable mentions just to be on the safe side.       Magic Rises by Ilona Andrews || Published July 30th 2013 by Ace ||  || Review Synopsis: Mercenary Kate Daniels and her mate, Curran, the Beast Lord, are struggling to solve a heartbreaking crisis. Unable to control their beasts, many of the Pack’s shapeshifting children fail to survive to adulthood. While there is a medicine that can [ Read More of this Review ]

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 Posted by on December 23, 2013 at 7:00 am
Dec 212013
 
New Release Review and Giveaway: Reaver by Larissa Ione

New Release Review and Giveaway: Reaver by Larissa Ione Book 5 in The Lords of Deliverance series, Book 10 in Demonica series Release date: December 17, 2013 Genre: Urban Fantasy, Paranormal Romance Book provided by NetGalley and Grand Central Publishing Synopsis: REAVER by Larissa Ione December 17, 2013; Grand Central Publishing Mass Market; $8.00; 978-1-4555-2697-0 Reaver is an angel with a past, a record, and a less-than-heavenly attitude. Powerful enough to fight alongside the fiercest battle angels-and crazy enough to risk his wings on a one-way mission to hell-he’s agreed to go where no angel has ever gone before . [ Read More of this Review ]

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 Posted by on December 21, 2013 at 7:00 am
Dec 192013
 
Early Review: Before Jamaica Lane by Samantha Young

Book #3 in the On Dublin Street series Genre: Contemporary Romance Publication Date: January 7th 2014 ARC Provided by Netgalley and NAL Synopsis from Goodreads: One simple lesson in seduction between two friends can turn into so much more… Despite her outgoing demeanor, Olivia is painfully insecure around the opposite sex—usually, she can’t get up the nerve to approach guys she’s interested in. But moving to Edinburgh has given her a new start, and, after she develops a crush on a sexy postgrad, she decides it’s time to push past her fears and go after what she wants. Nate Sawyer is a [ Read More of this Review ]

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 Posted by on December 19, 2013 at 9:56 am
Dec 182013
 
Blog Tour and Giveaway: Ashes to Ashes by Karina Halle

Ashes to Ashes by Karina Halle (Experiment in Terror #8) Publication date: December 11th 2013 Genres: Horror, New Adult, Supernatural Synopsis: It’s been two months since Perry Palomino and Dex Foray’s relationship reached a new turning point, two months since Perry started a new life in Seattle, and two months since their Experiment in Terror show took on a new partner, ex-Wine Babe Rebecca Sims, and found a new level of success. But whenever there is light in their lives, the madness still has a way of coming back in. When the team is sent back to the stormy Oregon [ Read More of this Review ]

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 Posted by on December 18, 2013 at 7:00 am
Dec 172013
 
Novella Review: Castle Hill by Samantha Young

Castle Hill by Samantha Young Book #2.5 in the On Dublin Street series Genre: Contemporary Romance Publication Date: December 3rd 2013 ARC Provided by Netgalley and NAL (Intermix) Synopsis from Goodreads: A Joss and Braden Novella Braden Carmichael never imagined he’d fall as hard and as fast as he did for Jocelyn Butler. He also could not have anticipated how difficult it would be to convince her to give in to love. But now that he has her, he’s never letting go. He’s got it all planned—the passionate proposal, the dream wedding, the sexy Hawaiian honeymoon—even the perfect family they’ll start. After trying to flee [ Read More of this Review ]

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 Posted by on December 17, 2013 at 8:59 am
Dec 162013
 
New Release Reviews: First Strike & Striking Distance by Pamela Clare

First Strike & Striking Distance by Pamela Clare Series: I-Team #5.9 & 6 Genre: Romantic Suspense Release Dates: Oct 22 & Nov 5, 2013 FIRST STRIKE: Javier “Cobra” Corbray is on his way home from a rough deployment in Afghanistan when he finds himself having dinner with “the Baghdad Babe.” What she wants from him—sex with no strings—could land them both in prison. Still, he’s more than happy to oblige her. She’s confident and sexually assertive, and he’s secure enough to lie back and let her make the first strike. But, as she’s about to find out, he’s more than [ Read More of this Review ]

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 Posted by on December 16, 2013 at 6:52 am
Dec 142013
 
Wildfire Gospel by Kenya Wright (early review)

Title: Wildfire Gospel Author: Kenya Wright Series: Santeria Habitat Book #: 3 Expected publication: December 19th 2013 by Dragonfairy Press Other Books in Series: – Fire Baptized, book 1 – The Burning Bush, book 2 [box color=black] LANORE’S TO-DO LIST #1- Set Dante on fire until he’s nothing but smoke and ash. #2- Find Nona and Mother Earth, tie them to a tree, and create the biggest bonfire Santeria has ever seen. #3- Find out if there is anybody higher in Mother Earth’s psychotic chain of command. #4- Burn anybody else to a crisp if they get in my fucking [ Read More of this Review ]

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Dec 132013
 
An Oldie but Goodie: War for the Oaks by Emma Bull

Emma Bull’s War for the Oaks is one of the founding novels in the urban fantasy genre.  First published back in 1987, it was an award winner then and helped shape UF as we know it now. War for the Oaks by Emma Bull Genre: Urban Fantasy Publication Date: July 1st 1987 Book Borrowed from Local Library Synopsis from Goodreads: Eddi McCandry has just left her boyfriend and their band when she finds herself running through the Minneapolis night, pursued by a sinister man and a huge, terrifying dog. The two creatures are one and the same: a phouka, a faerie being who has chosen [ Read More of this Review ]

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 Posted by on December 13, 2013 at 9:47 am
Dec 122013
 
Early Review: The Spider by Jennifer Estep

Early Review: The Spider by Jennifer Estep Book 10 in The Elemental Assassins series Release date: December 24, 2013 Genre: Urban Fantasy, Paranormal Book provided by Edelweiss and Pocket Books Synopsis from Goodreads: The tenth book in the bestselling and “outstanding” (Romantic Times) Elemental Assassin urban fantasy series finally reveals for the first time the origins of Gin Blanco’s career as the deadliest of assassins. For the first time, the origins of Gin Blanco’s career as the deadly assassin “the Spider” are revealed in full. In a story that pre-dates the other nine books in the series, Gin Blanco goes [ Read More of this Review ]

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 Posted by on December 12, 2013 at 7:00 am