Category «Urban Fantasy»

Feature Author Mondays (FAM) ~ Shelly Laurenston aka G.A. Aiken

Feature Author Mondays are a new thing here at Badass Books —  I know it’s not a new thing in book blog land–, but…I’m excited to kick off Feature Author Mondays (F.A.M)  with one of my laugh out loud favorites, SHELLY LAURENSTON aka G.A. AIKEN. Originally from Long Island, New York, New York Times and …

It’s Here! Magic Slays Release Day! KD5 Review

Release May 31 2011

Release May 31,2011, I Purchased this novel (threefold LOL) Plagued by a war between magic and technology, Atlanta has never been so deadly. Good thing Kate Daniels is on the job. Kate Daniels may have quit the Order of Merciful Aid, but she’s still knee-deep in paranormal problems. Or she would be if she could …

Review: Feast by Merrie Destefano

    [box type=”info”] From the Publishing Blurb: Release date June 28th, 2011 ARC from Netgalley Madeline MacFadden (“Mad Mac” to fans of her bestselling magical stories) spent blissful childhood summers in Ticonderoga Falls. And this is where she wants to be now that her adult life is falling apart. The dense surrounding forest holds …

“Waiting On” Wednesday ~ Magic Slays

  “Waiting On” Is a weekly Meme hosted by Breaking the Spine. This weeks book I am waiting on is Magic Slays. This is book #5 in the Kate Daniels Series. I choose this because it comes out next week 😆 On Tuesday May 31st, you will find me locked away reading feverishly on my …

She went there — Chloe Neill

I am an admittedly emotional reviewer, and this book really pissed me off.  I’m sorry if this sounds harsh, and I have no ill will towards the author, Ms. Neill.  I mostly enjoy these novels, but I cannot get behind cliffhangers.  I know that if you read this review Ms. Neill, that you will take …

Kate Daniels #5 Signed Edition by Ilona Andrews – Powell’s Books

Last year, Powell’s Book Store in Portland, Oregon hosted Ilona and Gordon’s signing of Magic Bleeds.  They (Powell’s)  talked a lot of smack, and the fans brought it.  The fans blew the numbers out of the river, and this year, Powell’s thinks they are ready.  They ordered 150 copies.  I think us fans can totally …

I am not a suck up!, authors Ilona Andrews

But today, I want to talk about one of my favorite author duo’s.  Ilona Andrews.  A husband and wife writing team of Urban Fantasy, which I think is just all kinds of awesome.  I would love if my husband shared my love of books and wanted to write with me, but alas, twas not meant …

Hunting Human, by Amanda E. Alvarez

Release date: March 28th, 2011 ARC from NetGalley For two years, Beth Williams has run from the past, and the beast that dwells inside her. She is haunted by memories of being kidnapped and the savage attack that killed her best friend. Now Beth finally thinks she’s ready to move on…with Braden Edwards, a charming, …

Green Eyed Demon, by Jaye Wells

This is the third novel in the Sabina Kane series and it was…stilted. The book started out well, minus a few too many “Bitches” and other words that were used far too often. This is not a stand alone novel, and you need to read the previous book to figure out what on earth is …

Review: The Girl in the Steel Corset by Kady Cross

  Received via NetGalley E-Arc’s The Girl in the Steel Corset by Kady Cross [box] From the Publisher: Release Date May 24th, 2011 She thought there was something wrong with her. She was right. Finley Jayne has known for quite some time that she isn’t ‘normal,’ but when she beats up the son of her …

Feature Author Monday ~ Carolyn Crane

Ever pick up a book and just think, “Wow, does this book sound…odd” But you figure, what the heck, you need something different, and this sure sounds like it fits the bill.  Not only is the book odd, but it’s weird in the most fantastic way possible, it was an extremely interesting, well thought out, …

Mob Rules, by Cameron Haley

3 stars.  Originally read last September 2010. Mob Rules was decent but it did lose my interest in places and it was hard for me to get into it at first. I do wonder if maybe it was just the timing, and not so much the book itself.  I might try and re-read just to …

Review: Total Eclipse by Rachel Caine

Weather Warden Novel #9, final book in the series.   Minor Spoilers. For both Total Eclipse and the previous novel. 3.75/5 Stars, but I’m rounding up, as this book was better than the last few. We start Total Eclipse aboard the ship leaving the black corner where Jo and David lost their powers. The Dijin are …

Review: The Fever Series by Karen Marie Moning

    Darkfever, book #1 3.5/5 Stars This is the first of a five book series. In this installment we learn about Mackayla (Mac) Lane. A pretty, young, socialite who tends bar and has very little responsibility. Her older sister is murdered while in College in Dublin, and when the case goes unsolved, Mac vows to …

Bayou Moon, by Ilona Andrews

Bayou Moon is due out in stores September 28th, 2010 447 pages…woah. A Long book! 4.25/5 Stars this was a great read! I’ll write more Character based Reviews in a week or so 😛 I can’t classify The Edge Series. It isn’t Urban, it isn’t Paranormal. It isn’t Romance. I could try to classify this …

City of Ghosts, by Stacia Kane

I owe Stacia Kane an apology. The first book was good, but I was put off by drug use. I let it cloud my mind and it took away from the reading experience for me. However, I still was fascinated by Chess and the host of characters in the Downside Series. Saying that… This book …

Unholy Ghosts by Stacia Kane

 This was an interesting debut book for her new series. I really thought the world and concept were original and interesting. I find I was intrigued by Chess aka Cesaria Putnam. This book had a lot going for it, but I was really bugged with all the drug use. It was extreme, and hard to read and …

Review: Magic Bleeds By Ilona Andrews

Ilona Andrews

    I was a lucky Reader and won an ARC of Magic Bleeds, which is Kate Daniels series book 4, which comes out May 25, 2010 For over a month I have been writing and re-writing my review of Magic bleeds in my head. Last night as I was trying to sleep, I had …