Jul 162014
 
Release Day Review: Into the Shadows by Carolyn Crane

Release Day Review: Into the Shadows by Carolyn Crane Release date: July 16, 2014 Book 3 in The Associates series Genre: Romantic Suspense Book provided by the author Synopsis from Goodreads: He’s working undercover for the good guys. That doesn’t mean he’s one of them. HE’S A KILLER. Thorne McKelvey knows exactly how Nadia sees him—as a brute and a killer just kinky enough to play her sexy games. And that’s how it has to stay. Leaving her was the hardest thing he ever did, but his undercover mission could blow up at any second. No way will he drag [ Read More of this Review ]

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 Posted by on July 16, 2014 at 7:00 am
Feb 092014
 
An Oldie but a Goodie: Carnal Innocence by Nora Roberts

Carnal Innocence by Nora Roberts First Published: 1991 Genres: Romantic Suspense Available in Paperback, Ebook, Audiobook Burned out and still reeling from a love affair gone bad, world-class violinist Caroline Waverly goes to her grandparents’ home in Innocence, Mississippi, for some much-needed rest and relaxation. Instead she finds herself overwhelmed all over again—first by Tucker Longstreet, a charming local with a sideline in no-strings-attached relationships, and then by a deadlier, more disturbing development. For Innocence is being stalked by its very own serial killer, whose brutal knife blows have pierced the veil of tranquillity in this sleepy Southern town and [ Read More of this Review ]

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 Posted by on February 9, 2014 at 6:24 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
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 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
Oct 232013
 
An Oldie but a Goodie: Mr. Perfect by Linda Howard

Today we bring you a review of Mr. Perfect, a romantic suspense “oldie” published more than 10 years ago. It has one of my favorite couples ever and it’s so worth the read! Mr. Perfect by Linda Howard First Published: 2000 Genres: Romantic Suspense, Humor Available in Paperback, Ebook, Audiobook Jaine Bright and three close friends share dinner one night and during casual conversation, create a list of qualifications for the perfect man–some logical, some hilariously funny, some racy. Within days, their tongue-in-cheek wish list of attributes for Mr. Perfect has been leaked to the press and the resultant publicity [ Read More of this Review ]

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 Posted by on October 23, 2013 at 6:33 am
Jun 192013
 
Early Review: I Dream of Danger by Lisa Marie Rice

Early Review: I Dream of Danger by Lisa Marie Rice Book 2 in Ghost Ops series Book provided by Edelweiss and Avon Release Date: July 3, 2013 Synopsis from Goodreads: They are the Ghost Ops: a covert squad of super-elite soldiers. After their team was betrayed and massacred, the three surviving members went underground and built Haven, a community of misfits and geniuses. Now they’re at a crossroads, facing a new threat capable of destroying everything they hold dear. In the second book of Lisa Marie Rice’s thrilling Ghost Ops series, the Haven team is faced with a new addition [ Read More of this Review ]

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 Posted by on June 19, 2013 at 1:00 pm
Apr 192013
 
New Release Review: Against the Dark (Associates #1) by Carolyn Crane

Against the Dark (Associates #1) by Carolyn Crane *early review copy provided by Carolyn Crane — thank you!* Book Summary: SHE’S AN EX-SAFECRACKER FORCED INTO ONE LAST HEIST Angel Ramirez left the safecracking game five years ago, and she’s worked hard to make amends and build an honest life. But when a beloved aunt is kidnapped, she must reunite with her girl gang to acquire the unique ransom: Walter Borgola’s prized diamonds. It’s a simple job that turns into a nightmare, thanks to a surprisingly clever—and searingly sexy—security guard named Cole Hawkins. HE’S AN UNDERCOVER AGENT WITH BIG PLANS FOR HIS [ Read More of this Review ]

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 Posted by on April 19, 2013 at 12:11 pm
Mar 252013
 
Oldies But Goodies: Envy by Sandra Brown and Present Danger by Susan Andersen

Today’s oldies are in the romantic suspense genre. The covers are horrible and you might find some outdated technology but those are the only cons. Otherwise, the books are really, really good. Envy by Sandra Brown First Published: 1999 Genre: Romantic Suspense Available in Ebook, Paperback and Audiobook When New York publisher Maris Matherly Reed receives a tantalizing manuscript from someone identified only as P.M.E., its blockbuster potential-and perhaps something else-compels her to meet its author. On an eerie, ruined cotton plantation on a remote Georgia island she finds Parker Evans, a man concealing his identity and his past. Maris [ Read More of this Review ]

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 Posted by on March 25, 2013 at 7:03 am
Jan 022013
 
New Release Review: Shadow Woman by Linda Howard

Shadow Woman by Linda Howard Genre: Romantic Suspense, Thriller Publication Date: Jan 1st, 2013 Book provided by NetGalley and Random House Publishing Group Lizette Henry wakes up one morning and makes a terrifying discovery: She doesn’t recognize the face she sees in the mirror. She remembers what she looks like, but her reflection is someone else’s. To add to the shock, two years seem to have disappeared from her life. Someone has gone to great and inexplicable lengths to keep those missing years hidden forever. But the past always finds a way to return. Strange memories soon begin to surface [ Read More of this Review ]

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 Posted by on January 2, 2013 at 6:44 am
Nov 282012
 
ARC Review: City of Dark Magic by Magnus Flyte

City of Dark Magic by Magnus Flyte Publication Date: 27 Nov 2012 ARC Provided by Netgalley and Penguin Books Synopsis from Goodreads: Cosmically fast-paced and wildly imaginative, this debut novel is a perfect potion of magic and suspense!Once a city of enormous wealth and culture, Prague was home to emperors, alchemists, astronomers, and, as it’s whispered, hell portals. When music student Sarah Weston lands a summer job at Prague Castle cataloging Beethoven’s manuscripts, she has no idea how dangerous her life is about to become. Prague is a threshold, Sarah is warned, and it is steeped in blood.Soon after Sarah [ Read More of this Review ]

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 Posted by on November 28, 2012 at 7:00 am
Nov 082012
 
ARC Review: Heart of Danger by Lisa Marie Rice

ARC Review: Heart of Danger by Lisa Marie Rice Book 1 of Ghost Ops Release Date: November 6, 2012 Book provided by Edelweiss and Harper Collins Synopsis from Goodreads: They are Ghosts. They do not exist. Their birth certificates have been destroyed, all traces of their civilian and military pasts wiped out. They have no official military rank and wear no uniforms or insignia, save a tiny steel pin of a striking hawk forged from the rifle that killed Osama Bin Laden. Once again Lisa Marie Rice delivers a sizzling, heart-stopping new series as only she can tell it Ghost [ Read More of this Review ]

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 Posted by on November 8, 2012 at 7:00 am
Nov 032012
 
ARC Review and Giveaway: Mr. Real (Code of Shadows #1) by Carolyn Crane

Mr. Real (Code of Shadows #1) by Carolyn Crane *advanced review copy provided by author — thank you!* Rating: 4.5 Stars/Grade A (I loved it!) I loved this book so much I am giving away two copies of Mr. Real! Want to win a copy of the Mr. Real e-book? Play below! Blurb: He finds the girl of his dreams…with the secret agent of his nightmares. Alix Gordon is a woman who doesn’t take life too seriously. What’s the fun in that? So when she stumbles across occult software that can bring any computer image to life, she conjures up [ Read More of this Review ]

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 Posted by on November 3, 2012 at 5:42 pm
Oct 242012
 
ARC Review: Stolen by Shiloh Walker

ARC Review: Stolen by Shiloh Walker Book provided by Edelweiss and Ballantine Books Release date: October 30, 2012 [box color=blue]Synopsis from Goodreads: This thrilling and super sexy novel from bestselling romantic suspense author Shiloh Walker will appeal to fans of Allison Brennan and Linda Howard. Shay Morgan has stayed hidden for a long time. Living a reclusive life in Earth’s End, Alaska, she’s as far away as she can get from the trauma of her childhood and the man who hurt her long ago. But terror takes over Shay’s life yet again when an unknown stalker steals away the fragile [ Read More of this Review ]

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 Posted by on October 24, 2012 at 7:00 am
Mar 212012
 
New Release Review: Born to Darkness by Suzanne Brockmann

Born to Darkness (Fighting Destiny #1)by Suzanne Brockmann Galley Provided by Random House/Ballantine for an honest review. Regina’s Review – 3.5 Stars – Grade B This book was highly anticipated for me. I really enjoy Suzanne Brockmann’s Troubleshooters series and while irrelevant, I think her public persona is pretty amazing. I received a copy of this book from the publisher in exchange for a fair review.  The first 270 pages of the book was really good and I couldn’t put the book down. But the last 240 pages dragged for me. I think it may be a first book in a [ Read More of this Review ]

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 Posted by on March 21, 2012 at 7:01 am
Feb 132012
 
Review: Last Man Standing by Cindy Gerard

I can’t believe it’s over. Last Man Standing is the last novel in the BOI series. I’ve waited for Mean Joe Green and Stephanie to have their shining moment. Ms. Gerard didn’t disappoint me. Cindy Gerard is one of the best at writing intensity and characters with depth. Joe broke my heart right along with Stephanie’s in the opening chapters. One of the writing aspects I admire most is Cindy Gerard’s way with torture. I know. Sounds sadistic of me. But the way she writes feels so real, I found myself trembling slightly while reading. To re-hash the plot, Joe [ Read More of this Review ]

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 Posted by on February 13, 2012 at 8:00 am
Feb 062012
 
New Release Review: Shane's Last Stand by Suzanne Brockmann

  Shane’s Last Stand (Fighting Desting #.5) by Suzanne Brockmann E-Book Bought From Amazon Regina’s Review – 3.5 Stars – Grade B This was just released today, thank goodness for a sick day from work and that this was really short — I was able to devour it in less than an hour.  So I give this short story 3.5 stars but I am rounding up. This book is a pre-quel to Suzanne Brockmann’s new series – Fighting Destiny –, which is being advertised as a paranormal romance. The first book will be released on March 20, 2012:Born To Darkness. [ Read More of this Review ]

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 Posted by on February 6, 2012 at 8:52 pm
Nov 122011
 
Review: One Scream Away by Kate Brady

    I got this book from Amazon when it was Free One Scream Away by Kate Brady [box] Killer Chevy Bankes is a master of disguise, and just paroled, he’s coming after the woman who sent him to jail, the beautiful antiques expert Beth Denison. A set of antique dolls brings Beth into his sight, and inspire Chevy’s disturbing crimes as he draws closer to Beth and her young daughter. Chevy sends the dolls to Beth one-by-one and she soon realizes that these antiques carry the same marks as his victims, signaling that the final piece in his collection [ Read More of this Review ]

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 Posted by on November 12, 2011 at 4:27 pm
Nov 022011
 
Quick Review: Night Moves by Stephanie Tyler

    E-Galley received via NetGalley, thanks to Dell Publishing. Night Moves by Stephanie Tyler Shadow Force Series #4 [box] Kell Roberts has walked the thin line between life and death for so long that it now feels like home. He is a soldier, a survivor, and a loner. Still, Kell cannot turn his back on the beautiful woman caught in his firefight against the drug lords of Mexico. She says her name is Teddie, but Kell senses there’s much more to her story—and it’s about to pull him into a mission he didn’t sign on for: keeping her alive. [ Read More of this Review ]

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 Posted by on November 2, 2011 at 8:23 am
Nov 012011
 
ARC Review: Hot Zone by Catherine Mann

    Received via Netgalley, thanks to Sourcebooks for the ARC. Release Date: December 1, 2011 <—Hot Cover! [box] Master sergeant Hugh Franco lives only to save others, until he plucks beautiful attorney Amelia Bailey from the wreckage of an earthquake and finds himself embroiled in ways he never expected. On the run from kidnappers, Hugh must call on all his training to protect them. But Amelia’s fiery touch threatens to crack his world—and his heart—wide open[/box]   Hot Zone by Catherine Mann Grade: B+ This was an extremely intense, emotional and fast paced novel. I’m glad that I gave [ Read More of this Review ]

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 Posted by on November 1, 2011 at 5:56 am