Apr 172014
 
Guest Post, Review, & Giveaway: Twisted Miracles by AJ Larrieu

Badass Book Reviews Welcomes: I recently had the pleasure  of reading AJ Larrieu’s debut novel, Twisted Miracles, and I loved it – a solid 4 skull read!  I’m super excited to have AJ stop by the blog today and introduce you to her world of Louisiana shadowminds because I think this is a perfect read for fans of Badass urban fantasy.  But enough from me, let me introduce you to the book and then AJ will take over.  Be sure you keep reading for your chance to enter the amazing giveaway we have and see my full review of the novel. Twisted [ Read More of this Review ]

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 Posted by on April 17, 2014 at 7:00 am
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
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 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 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
Feb 192014
 
Early Review: Nights Owls by Lauren M. Roy

Night Owls by Lauren M. Roy Book #1 in the Night Owls series Genre: Urban Fantasy Publication Date: February 25th 2014 ARC Provided by Netgalley and Ace Synopsis from Goodreads: Night Owls book store is the one spot on campus open late enough to help out even the most practiced slacker. The employees’ penchant for fighting the evil creatures of the night is just a perk… Valerie McTeague’s business model is simple: provide the students of Edgewood College with a late-night study haven and stay as far away from the underworld conflicts of her vampire brethren as possible. She’s lived that [ Read More of this Review ]

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 Posted by on February 19, 2014 at 10:54 am
Feb 182014
 
Release Day Review: Reflected by Rhiannon Held

Reflected by Rhiannon Held Book #3 in the Silver series Genre: Urban Fantasy Publication Date: February 18th 2014 Print ARC Provided by Rhiannon Held and Tor Books Synopsis from Goodreads: Falling in love in a werewolf pack leads to some very bad choices in this new novel from the author of Silver. Rhiannon Held continues the secret lives of the werewolf packs that live and hunt alongside human society in Reflected, the third book of the series that began with her debut novel, Silver. Silver and her mate Andrew Dare are pack leaders of the entire North American werewolf population, and [ Read More of this Review ]

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 Posted by on February 18, 2014 at 11:32 am
Feb 112014
 
New Release Review: Reaper's Touch by Eleri Stone

Reaper’s Touch by Eleri Stone Book #1 in the Reaper series Genre: Western Paranormal Romance Publication Date: February 10th 2014 ARC Provided by Netgalley and Carina Press Synopsis from Goodreads: Abby is a Ranger, part of an elite group who defend the border against Reapers—humans infected with a parasite that turns them into mindless cannibals. Rangers are immune to Reaper infection, and as one of the only female Rangers, Abby is expected to settle down and breed more Rangers—a fate she’s keen to avoid. When she’s ambushed on the plains, she’s ready to go out with guns blazing—until a mysterious, handsome cowboy rides [ Read More of this Review ]

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 Posted by on February 11, 2014 at 7:00 am
Feb 102014
 
Early Group Review: The Undead Pool by Kim Harrison

AH and Christal are back with another group review! This time we are tackling The Undead Pool by Kim Harrison. This is book #12 in the Rachel Morgan series, one of our personal favorites! Read on to see if Kim Harrison was able to keep the spark alive so far into her series.  Some slight spoilers may be included, but we were sure to spoiler tag the big ones. The Undead Pool by Kim Harrison Book #12 in the Rachel Morgan series Genre: Urban Fantasy Publication Date: February 25th 2014 ARC Provided by Edelweiss and Harper Voyager Synopsis from Goodreads: Witch and day-walking [ Read More of this Review ]

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 Posted by on February 10, 2014 at 7:00 am
Feb 072014
 
New Release Review: Circle of Death by Keri Arthur

New Release Review: Circle of Death by Keri Arthur Book 2 in Damask Circle series Release date: February 25, 2014 Originally published: June, 2002 Genre: Paranormal Romance Book provided by NetGalley and Random House Bantam Dell Synopsis from NetGalley: In one vicious night, Kirby Brown’s world is torn apart. Her best friend is dead, killed by a madman who is now after Kirby, and she has no idea why. When the police prove incapable of protecting Kirby, she has no choice but to trust a mysterious stranger. And while she finds herself inexplicably drawn to him, she fears the strange [ Read More of this Review ]

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 Posted by on February 7, 2014 at 7:00 am
Feb 032014
 
Interview and Giveaway: Black Dog by Rachel Neumeier

Badass Welcomes Rachel Neumeier! Interview and Giveaway too!   Badass Book Reviews welcomes Rachel Neumeier today for an interview and a review of her new book Black Dog.  February 4th is the release of Rachel’s book Black Dog.  If you want a chance to win and read Black Dog (open to US and Canada), scroll down and enter to play! Interview Regina: BLACK DOG is a great take on werewolves. I am partial to stories about werewolves and have read many of them, but it is rare to read one where they are portrayed as monsters. I love how you have taken the original [ Read More of this Review ]

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 Posted by on February 3, 2014 at 11:11 am
Jan 152014
 
Genre Book Showdown: Jaye Wells' Dirty Magic vs Lisa Shearin's The Grendel Affair

Jaye Wells and Lisa Shearin are both starting new series that I was very excited to read based on how much I loved their previous books.  Jaye’s Sabina Kane series and Lisa’s Raine Benares series are some of my favorite reads and I couldn’t wait to see what each had up their sleeve this time.  Today, Jaye’s first book in her Prospero’s War series, Dirty Magic, goes head-to-head with the first book in Lisa’s new SPI Files, The Grendel Affair.  Keep reading to see which one wins in the Genre Book Showdown!   The Contenders: Dirty Magic by Jaye Wells Book #1 in [ Read More of this Review ]

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 Posted by on January 15, 2014 at 7:00 am
Jan 112014
 
New Release Review: The Sharpest Blade by Sandy Williams

New Release Review: The Sharpest Blade by Sandy Williams Book 3 in The Shadow Reader series Release date: December 31, 2013 Genre: Urban Fantasy Book provided by NetGalley and Penguin Group Berkley NAL Synopsis from Goodreads: Torn between two worlds. Torn between two lives. McKenzie Lewis’s ability to read the shadows has put her—and …those she loves—in harm’s way again and again. The violence must end, but will the cost of peace be more devastating than anyone ever imagined? After ten years of turmoil, the life McKenzie has always longed for may finally be within her grasp. No one is [ Read More of this Review ]

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 Posted by on January 11, 2014 at 7:08 am
Jan 082014
 
Early Review: Circle of Fire by Keri Arthur

Early Review: Circle of Fire by Keri Arthur Book 1 in The Damask Circle series Release date: January 28, 2014 (previously published in 2001 & 2009) Book provided by NetGalley and Dell Genre: Paranormal Romance, Urban Fantasy Synopsis from Goodreads: VISIONS OF TERROR Sixteen teenagers taken from their homes. Eleven bodies recovered, each completely drained of blood. Some believe vampires are responsible. Jon Barnett knows that what’s happening is far worse. Sent by a group of paranormal investigators known as the Damask Circle, Jon quickly becomes enmeshed in a web of black magic and realizes he needs help. But fate [ Read More of this Review ]

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 Posted by on January 8, 2014 at 7:00 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 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 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