Apr 082014
 
Genre Book Showdown: Ghost Seer vs Spirited

We have a haunted installment this time as two new series featuring women that can communicate with ghosts debuted in 2014.  Mary Behre’s Spirted goes head-to-head with Robin D. Owens’ Ghost Seer in this Genre Book Showdown!  Which ghostly tale will take home the trophy?  Read on to find out.   The Contenders: Spirited by Mary Behre Book #1 in Tidewater Genre: Paranormal Romance Publication Date: March 4th 2014 ARC Provided by Netgalley and Berkley Sensation Synopsis from Goodreads: She’s running from who she is…… All Jules Scott wants is to live a normal, quiet life—preferably one that doesn’t include ghosts. Jules’s talent for communicating with the dead has brought [ Read More of this Review ]

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 Posted by on April 8, 2014 at 7:00 am
Apr 072014
 
Re-Release Review: Circle of Desire by Keri Arthur

Re-Release Review: Circle of Desire by Keri Arthur Book 3 in The Damask Circle series Release date: April 1, 2014 (previously published in 2001 & 2009) Book provided by NetGalley and Dell Genre: Paranormal Romance, Urban Fantasy Synopsis from Goodreads: A TEMPTING FATE Two children have been found dead, their souls torn from their bodies. Two more are missing, and Ethan Morgan’s niece is one of them. A dedicated cop, Ethan has every intention not only of bringing her back alive but of catching the monster behind these kidnappings. And he will use anyone and everyone to achieve those aims—even [ Read More of this Review ]

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 Posted by on April 7, 2014 at 7:09 am
Apr 052014
 
{Sci-Fi Saturday} Double Feature: The Ophelia Prophecy and Under Nameless Stars

In today’s Science Fiction Saturday, I bring you not one but two very different sci-fi reads.  Sharon Lynn Fisher’s science fiction romance The Ophelia Prophecy is a must read for adults while Christian Schoon’s Under Nameless Stars is more appropriate for middle-grade and YA readers who are crazy for aliens.   The Ophelia Prophecy by Sharon Lynn Fisher Genre: Science Fiction Romance Publication Date: April 1st 2014 ARC Provided by Netgalley and Tor Books  Synopsis from Goodreads: Our world is no longer our own. We engineered a race of superior fighters — the Manti, mutant humans with insect-like abilities. Twenty-five years ago they all but [ Read More of this Review ]

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 Posted by on April 5, 2014 at 7:00 am
Apr 032014
 
New Release Review: Cold Iron by D.L. McDermott

Cold Iron by D.L. McDermott Book #1 in Cold Iron Genre: Paranormal Romance Publication Date: February 10th 2014 ARC Provided by Netgalley and Pocket Star Synopsis from Goodreads: The Fae, the Good Neighbors, the Fair Folk, the Aes Sídhe, creatures of preternatural beauty and seduction. Archaeologist Beth Carter doesn’t believe in them. She’s always credited her extraordinary ability to identify ancient Celtic sites to hard work and intuition—until she discovers a tomb filled with ancient treasure but missing a body. Her ex-husband, the scholar who stifled her career to advance his own, is unconcerned. Corpses don’t fetch much on the antiquities market. [ Read More of this Review ]

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 Posted by on April 3, 2014 at 8:59 am
Apr 022014
 
Group Review: Romancing by Duke by Tessa Dare

Romancing the Duke by Tessa Dare Series: Castles Ever After #1 Genre: Historical Romance Release Date: Jan 28, 2014 Audiobook narrated by Carmen Rose As the daughter of a famed author, Isolde Ophelia Goodnight grew up on tales of brave knights and fair maidens. She never doubted romance would be in her future, too. The storybooks offered endless possibilities. And as she grew older, Izzy crossed them off. One by one by one. Ugly duckling turned swan? Abducted by handsome highwayman? Rescued from drudgery by charming prince? No, no, and… Heh.  Now Izzy’s given up yearning for romance. She’ll settle [ Read More of this Review ]

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 Posted by on April 2, 2014 at 6:37 am
Mar 312014
 
Early Review: Big Fat Disaster by Beth Fehlbaum

Early Release Review: Big Fat Disaster by Beth Fehlbaum Release date: April 18, 2014 Genre: Contemporary, Young Adult Book provided by NetGalley and Adams Media/Merit Press Synopsis from Goodreads: Insecure, shy, and way overweight, Colby hates the limelight as much as her pageant-pretty mom and sisters love it. It’s her life: Dad’s a superstar, running for office on a family values platform. Then suddenly, he ditches his marriage for a younger woman and gets caught stealing money from the campaign. Everyone hates Colby for finding out and blowing the whistle on him. From a mansion, they end up in a [ Read More of this Review ]

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 Posted by on March 31, 2014 at 7:00 am
Mar 272014
 
Early Review: Sempre: Redemption by J.M. Darhower

Early Review: Sempre: Redemption by J. M. Darhower Book 2 in Forever series Release date: April 1, 2014 Genre: Contemporary Romance, New Adult Book provided by Edelweiss and Gallery Books Synopsis from Goodreads: In this thrilling and sexy follow-up to Sempre, two young lovers struggle to keep their relationship intact after they become deeply enmeshed in the dangerous mafia-run crime ring they once tried to overthrow. Haven Antonelli and Carmine DeMarco have been through a lot. Haven was taken in by Carmine’s father, and with his family’s help, she escaped a gruesome fate. However, saving Haven from the dark intentions [ Read More of this Review ]

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 Posted by on March 27, 2014 at 7:00 am
Mar 262014
 
New Release Review: Saving Quinton by Jessica Sorensen

Saving Quinton by Jessica Sorensen Book #2 in Nova Genre: New Adult Contemporary Romance Publication Date: February 4th 2014 ARC Provided by Netgalley and Grand Central Publishing Synopsis from Goodreads: Nova Reed can’t forget him-Quinton Carter, the boy with the honey-brown eyes who made her realize she deserved more than an empty life. His pain was so similar to her own. But Nova has been coming to terms with her past and healing, while Quinton is out there somewhere, sinking deeper. She’s determined to find him and help him . . . before it’s too late. Nova has haunted his dreams for [ Read More of this Review ]

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 Posted by on March 26, 2014 at 9:33 am
Mar 252014
 
Should You Read This Series? John Rain by Barry Eisler

There are so many series out there with lots and lots of books published and I know you wonder…which ones are worth the read? Today we start a new monthly feature where we tell you which series you should start and which ones you shouldn’t. As a ground rule, series in this feature must have at least 3 books published and the reviewer must have read at least 60% of the series. If you want us to feature a series in the future, please ask in the comments. If we have read it, we will definitely let you know our [ Read More of this Review ]

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 Posted by on March 25, 2014 at 6:51 am
Mar 242014
 
Genre Junkies Presents "Steam Punk"

Allo, gov’nor! Welcome to our newest feature, Genre Junkies, where we will be taking an in-depth look at some of our favorite genres and their distinguishing features & tropes, as well as giving you some of our favorite recommendations. In this edition, we are tackling Steam Punk! Read on for more information about this genre and our favorite examples. Be sure to leave your thoughts and recommendations for us in the comments too.   What is steam punk?   You might be asking yourself, “What is steam punk?”  It just looks like a bunch of gadgets and goggles mixed with [ Read More of this Review ]

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 Posted by on March 24, 2014 at 7:00 am
Mar 212014
 
Review: Static by L.A. Witt

Static by L.A. Witt Genre: LGTB Paranormal Publication Date: June 17th 2011 Synopsis from Goodreads: After two years together, Alex has been dreading the inevitable moment when Damon learns the truth: that Alex is a shifter, part of a small percentage of the population able to switch genders at will. Thanks to a forced implant, though, Alex is suddenly static— unable to shift —and male. Overnight, he’s out to a world that neither understands nor tolerates shifters… and to his heterosexual boyfriend. Damon is stunned to discover his girlfriend is a shifter, and scared to death of the dangers the [ Read More of this Review ]

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Mar 202014
 
Jumble Your Genres Reading Challenge - Urban Fantasy: The Line by J.D. Horn

The Jumble Your Genres Reading Challenge continues in March with Urban Fantasy! AH and Christal chose the debut novel The Line as their monthly read and they both thought it was fantastic!  Read on to see what they have to say about this book. The Line by J.D. Horn Book #1 in Witching Savannah Genre: Urban Fantasy Publication Date: February 1st 2014 ARC Provided by Netgalley and 47North Synopsis from Goodreads: Move over, Sookie Stackhouse—the witches of Savannah are the new talk of the South. Bold, flirty, and with a touch of darkness, debut author J.D. Horn spins a mesmerizing tale of a family of witches [ Read More of this Review ]

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 Posted by on March 20, 2014 at 7:00 am
Mar 192014
 
Blog Tour, Giveaway, and Early Review: Sunrise by Mike Mullin

Book Synopsis: The Yellowstone supervolcano nearly wiped out the human race. Now, almost a year after the eruption, the survivors seem determined to finish the job. Communities wage war on each other, gangs of cannibals roam the countryside, and what little government survived the eruption has collapsed completely. The ham radio has gone silent. Sickness, cold, and starvation are the survivors’ constant companions.   When it becomes apparent that their home is no longer safe and adults are not facing the stark realities, Alex and Darla must create a community that can survive the ongoing disaster, an almost impossible task [ Read More of this Review ]

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 Posted by on March 19, 2014 at 1:00 am
Mar 182014
 
New Release Review: Half-Off Ragnarok by Seanan McGuire

Half-Off Ragnarok by Seanan McGuire Book #3 in InCryptid Genre: Urban Fantasy Publication Date: March 4th 2014 E-Book Purchased from Amazon and DAW Synopsis from Goodreads: When Alex Price agreed to go to Ohio to oversee a basilisk breeding program and assist in the recovery of his psychic cousin, he didn’t expect people to start dropping dead. But bodies are cropping up at the zoo where he works, and his girlfriend—Shelby Tanner, an Australian zoologist with a fondness for big cats—is starting to get suspicious. Worse yet, the bodies have all been turned partially to stone… The third book in the [ Read More of this Review ]

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 Posted by on March 18, 2014 at 10:11 am
Mar 172014
 
New Release Review: Murder of Crows by Anne Bishop

Murder of Crows by Anne Bishop Series: The Others #2 Genre: Urban Fantasy Release Date: March 4, 2014 Audiobook narrated by Alexandra Harris After winning the trust of the terra indigene residing in the Lakeside Courtyard, Meg Corbyn has had trouble figuring out what it means to live among them. As a human, Meg should be barely tolerated prey, but her abilities as a cassandra sangue make her something more. The appearance of two addictive drugs has sparked violence between the humans and the Others, resulting in the murders of both species in nearby cities. So when Meg has a [ Read More of this Review ]

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 Posted by on March 17, 2014 at 7:03 am
Mar 162014
 
Review: Fangirl by Rainbow Rowell

Fangirl by Rainbow Rowell Genre: Young Adult/New Adult Contemporary Publication Date: September 10, 2013 Synopsis from Goodreads: Cath is a Simon Snow fan. Okay, the whole world is a Simon Snow fan… But for Cath, being a fan is her life — and she’s really good at it.  She and her twin sister, Wren, ensconced themselves in the Simon Snow series when they were just kids; it’s what got them through their mother leaving. Reading.  Rereading.  Hanging out in Simon Snow forums, writing Simon Snow fan fiction, dressing up like the characters for every movie premiere. Cath’s sister has mostly [ Read More of this Review ]

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Mar 142014
 
New Release Review: Faking Normal by Courtney C. Stevens

Faking Normal by Courtney C. Stevens Genre: Young Adult Contemporary Publication Date: February 25th 2014 ARC Provided by Edelweiss and HarperTEEN Synopsis from Goodreads: An edgy, realistic, and utterly captivating novel from an exciting new voice in teen fiction. Alexi Littrell hasn’t told anyone what happened to her over the summer. Ashamed and embarrassed, she hides in her closet and compulsively scratches the back of her neck, trying to make the outside hurt more than the inside does. When Bodee Lennox, the quiet and awkward boy next door, comes to live with the Littrells, Alexi discovers an unlikely friend in “the Kool-Aid Kid,” who [ Read More of this Review ]

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 Posted by on March 14, 2014 at 11:17 am
Mar 132014
 
New Release Group Review: Night Broken by Patricia Briggs

  It’s so exciting to read an advance copy of a highly anticipated book. The ladies of Badass Book Reviews loved Night Broken so much that we had to talk about all of our favorite parts. We’ll try to keep this as spoiler free as possible however if you have not yet read earlier books, there may be spoilers for earlier books. Don’t forget to check out Regina’s interview with author Patricia Briggs. There’s also a contest for US readers to win a copy of Night Broken on that page. Night Broken by Patricia Briggs Book #8 in Mercy Thompson [ Read More of this Review ]

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 Posted by on March 13, 2014 at 8:05 am
Mar 102014
 
Early Review: Stolen Songbird by Danielle Jensen

Early Review: Stolen Songbird by Danielle Jensen Book 1 in The Malediction Trilogy Release date: April 1, 2014 Genre: Fantasy, Young Adult, Romance Book provided by Strange Chemistry Synopsis from Goodreads: For those who have loved Seraphina and Graceling comes another truly fabulous fantasy… For five centuries, a witch’s curse has bound the trolls to their city beneath the ruins of Forsaken Mountain. Time enough for their dark and nefarious magic to fade from human memory and into myth. But a prophesy has been spoken of a union with the power to set the trolls free, and when Cecile de [ Read More of this Review ]

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 Posted by on March 10, 2014 at 7:00 am
Mar 072014
 
New Release Review: Undone by Shannon Richard

Undone by Shannon Richard Book #1 in Country Roads Genre: Contemporary Romance Publication Date: February 25th 2014 ARC Provided by Netgalley and Forever Synopsis from Goodreads: Things Paige Morrison will never understand about Mirabelle, Florida: Why wearing red shoes makes a girl a harlot. Why a shop would ever sell something called “buck urine.” Why everywhere she goes, she runs into sexy-and infuriating-Brendan King. After losing her job, her apartment, and her boyfriend, Paige has no choice but to leave Philadelphia and move in with her retired parents. For an artsy outsider like Paige, finding her place in the tightly knit town [ Read More of this Review ]

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 Posted by on March 7, 2014 at 9:41 am