New Release Review: Chimera by Mira Grant

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Nov 272015
 
New Release Review: Chimera by Mira Grant

Chimera by Mira Grant Parasitology #3 Genre: Sci-Fi Horror Publication Date: November 24th, 2015 Publisher: Orbit Books   Synopsis from Goodreads: The final book in Mira Grant’s terrifying Parasitology trilogy. The outbreak has spread, tearing apart the foundations of society, as implanted tapeworms have turned their human hosts into a seemingly mindless mob. Sal and her family are trapped between bad and worse, and must find a way to compromise between the two sides of their nature before the battle becomes large enough to destroy humanity, and everything that humanity has built…including the chimera. The broken doors are closing. Can Sal [ Read More of this Review ]

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Review: A Red-Rose Chain by Seanan McGuire

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Nov 252015
 
Review: A Red-Rose Chain by Seanan McGuire

A Red-Rose Chain by Seanan McGuire Book #9 in October Daye Genre: Urban Fantasy Publication Date: September 1st, 2015 ARC Provided by DAW Synopsis from Goodreads: Things are looking up. For the first time in what feels like years, October “Toby” Daye has been able to pause long enough to take a breath and look at her life—and she likes what she sees. She has friends. She has allies. She has a squire to train and a King of Cats to love, and maybe, just maybe, she can let her guard down for a change. Or not. When Queen Windermere’s seneschal is [ Read More of this Review ]

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Early Review: A Lady’s Guide to Ruin by Kathleen Kimmel

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Nov 242015
 
Early Review: A Lady's Guide to Ruin by Kathleen Kimmel

A Lady’s Guide to Ruin by Kathleen Kimmel Book #1 in Birch Hall Romance Genre: Historical Romance Publication Date: December 1st, 2015 ARC Provided by Netgalley and Penguin Synopsis from Goodreads: Joan Price is a wanted woman. A thief and a fugitive from the mental hospital where she was falsely committed, she’s now on the run from her former partners in crime. But luck must be on her side—just when it seems all is doomed, she runs straight into the arms of Martin Hargrove, Earl of Fenbrook, who mistakes her for his distant cousin, Daphne. Lord Fenbrook has no intention of [ Read More of this Review ]

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Early Review: Hold Me Close by Megan Hart

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Nov 202015
 
Early Review: Hold Me Close by Megan Hart

Hold Me Close by Megan Hart Genre: Dark/Erotic Romance Publication Date: November 24th, 2015 ARC provided by Netgalley and Mira Synopsis from Goodreads: Apart, they are broken, but together, they are whole. Effie and Heath are famous. Not for anything they did, but for what happened to them as teenagers. Abducted and abused by the same man, they turned to each other for comfort until they were finally able to make their escape. Now adults, their relationship is fraught with guilt and despair. Whether fighting or making love, their passion is strong enough to destroy them both — and Effie’s not [ Read More of this Review ]

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Nov 192015
 
New Release Group Review: The Game Plan by Kristen Callihan

The Game Plan by Kristen Callihan #3 in Game On Genre: Contemporary Sports Romance Publication Date: November 1st, 2015   Synopsis from Goodreads: A beard-related dare and one hot-as-hell kiss changes everything. NFL center Ethan Dexter’s focus has always been on playing football and little else. Except when it comes to one particular woman. The lovely Fiona Mackenzie might not care about his fame, but she’s also never looked at him as anything more than one of her brother-in-law’s best friend. That ends now. Fi doesn’t know what to make of Dex. The bearded, tattooed, mountain of man-muscle looks more like a [ Read More of this Review ]

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New Release Review: Cold-Hearted Rake by Lisa Kleypas

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Nov 172015
 
New Release Review: Cold-Hearted Rake by Lisa Kleypas

Cold-Hearted Rake by Lisa Kleypas Series: Ravenels  #1 Genre: Historical Romance Release Date: Oct. 27th, 2015 Audiobook Narrated by: Mary Jane Wells Devon Ravenel, London’s most wickedly charming rake, has just inherited an earldom. But his powerful new rank in society comes with unwanted responsibilities . . . and more than a few surprises. His estate is saddled with debt, and the late earl’s three innocent sisters are still occupying the house . . . along with Kathleen, Lady Trenear, a beautiful young widow whose sharp wit and determination are a match for Devon’s own. Kathleen knows better than to [ Read More of this Review ]

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 Posted by on November 17, 2015 at 6:53 am

Review: Duke of Scandal by Gaelen Foley

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Nov 162015
 
Review: Duke of Scandal by Gaelen Foley

Duke of Scandal by Gaelen Foley Book #1 in Moonlight Square Genre: Historical Romance Publication Date: October 13th, 2015 ARC provided by the author Synopsis from Goodreads: Jason Hawthorne, the Duke of Netherford, made it clear to the young, lovesick Felicity Carvel long ago that nothing could ever happen between them. He has earned his reputation as the Duke of Scandal–and she’s his best friend’s little sister. For honor’s sake, he vows to stay away from the lovely innocent. But six years of the wealthy libertine’s life have left Jason empty and jaded, while Felicity has blossomed into a strong, beautiful woman, [ Read More of this Review ]

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 Posted by on November 16, 2015 at 7:00 am

Early Review: Blueberry Boys by Vanessa North

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Nov 132015
 
Early Review: Blueberry Boys by Vanessa North

Blueberry Boys by Vanessa North Genre: M/M, Contemporary Romance Publication Date: November 30th, 2015 ARC Provided by Netgalley and Riptide Synopsis from Goodreads: Connor Graham is a city boy—a celebrated fashion photographer in New York. When his uncle’s death drags him back to the family blueberry farm, all he wants to do is sell it as quickly as he can. Until he meets his uncle’s tenant farmer. Jed Jones, shy and stammering, devout and dedicated, has always yearned for land of his own and a man to share it with. Kept in the closet by his church, family, and disastrous first [ Read More of this Review ]

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 Posted by on November 13, 2015 at 7:00 am

New Release Review: Career of Evil by Robert Galbraith AKA J.K. Rowling

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Nov 122015
 
New Release Review: Career of Evil by Robert Galbraith AKA J.K. Rowling

Career of Evil by Robert Galbraith AKA J.K. Rowling Series: Cormoran Strike #3 Genre: Mystery Release Date: Oct. 20th, 2015 Audiobook Narrated by: Robert Glenister When a mysterious package is delivered to Robin Ellacott, she is horrified to discover that it contains a woman’s severed leg. Her boss, private detective Cormoran Strike, is less surprised but no less alarmed. There are four people from his past who he thinks could be responsible–and Strike knows that any one of them is capable of sustained and unspeakable brutality. With the police focusing on the one suspect Strike is increasingly sure is not [ Read More of this Review ]

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 Posted by on November 12, 2015 at 6:53 am

Review: The High King’s Golden Tongue by Megan Derr

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Nov 112015
 
Review: The High King's Golden Tongue by Megan Derr

The High King’s Golden Tongue by Megan Derr Genre: M/M Fantasy Publication Date: July 13th, 2015 Publisher: Less Than Three Press   Synopsis from Goodreads: Prince Allen has trained his entire life to follow in the footsteps of his illustrious mother, who has made their kingdom one of the wealthiest and most influential in the empire. For the past few years he has trained to become the new consort of the High King. The only thing no one prepared him for was the stubborn, arrogant High King himself, who declares Allen useless and throws him out of court. High King Sarrica is ruling [ Read More of this Review ]

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 Posted by on November 11, 2015 at 7:00 am

Release Day Review: Reaper’s Fall by Joanna Wylde

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Nov 102015
 
Release Day Review: Reaper's Fall by Joanna Wylde

Reaper’s Fall by Joanna Wylde Book #5 in Reapers MC Genre: Contemporary/MC Romance Publication Date: November 10th, 2015 ARC Provided by Netgalley and Penguin Synopsis from Goodreads: He never meant to hurt her. Levi “Painter” Brooks was nothing before he joined the Reapers motorcycle club. The day he patched in, they became his brothers and his life. All they asked in return was a strong arm and unconditional loyalty—a loyalty that’s tested when he’s caught and sentenced to prison for a crime committed on their behalf. Melanie Tucker may have had a rough start, but along the way she’s learned to [ Read More of this Review ]

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 Posted by on November 10, 2015 at 7:00 am

Early Review: Jefferson Blythe, Esquire by Josh Lanyon

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Nov 092015
 
Early Review: Jefferson Blythe, Esquire by Josh Lanyon

Jefferson Blythe, Esquire by Josh Lanyon Genre: M/M Romantic Mystery Publication Date: November 16th, 2015 Publisher: Carina Press   Synopsis from Goodreads: In this fast, fun and dead-sexy male/male new-adult caper from multi-award-winning author Josh Lanyon, twenty something Jefferson Blythe gets lost, gets found, falls in love and comes out…all in the span of one wild summer After his first relationship goes disastrously awry, Jeff Blythe uses his savings to tour Europe—the old-fashioned way. Armed with his grandfather’s 1960 copy of Esquire’s Europe in Style, Jeff sets off looking for adventure but finds much, much more than he bargained for… In London, [ Read More of this Review ]

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 Posted by on November 9, 2015 at 7:00 am

Early Review: The Reluctant Duchess by Sharon Cullen

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Nov 062015
 
Early Review: The Reluctant Duchess by Sharon Cullen

The Reluctant Duchess by Sharon Cullen Genre: Historical Romance Publication Date: November 10th, 2015 Publisher: Loveswept  Synopsis from Goodreads: Perfect for fans of Mary Balogh and Eloisa James, Sharon Cullen’s seductive new historical romance ignites as a shy country girl and a hotheaded duke surrender to dangerous temptations. Lady Sara Emerson was jolted out of her dull provincial life by her cousin’s murder. Now that the killer seems to be targeting her, Sara seeks help from the man who was once her cousin’s fiancé, Gabriel Ferguson, Duke of Rossmoyne. With his towering frame and fiery personality, Ross cuts an intimidating figure. [ Read More of this Review ]

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 Posted by on November 6, 2015 at 7:00 am

Early Review: No Groom at the Inn by Megan Frampton

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Nov 052015
 
Early Review: No Groom at the Inn by Megan Frampton

No Groom at the Inn by Megan Frampton Book #2.5 in Duke’s Behaving Badly Genre: Historical Romance Publication Date: November 10th, 2015 ARC Provided by Edelweiss and Avon Synopsis from Goodreads: What does a lady do when a man she’s never seen before offers his hand in marriage? Lady Sophronia Bettesford doesn’t scream and run away. Instead, she accepts the shocking proposition. After all, what’s her other choice? To live with her cousin, caring for six children and a barnyard full of chickens? James Archer has roamed the world, determined never to settle down. He’s faced danger and disaster…he fears nothing [ Read More of this Review ]

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 Posted by on November 5, 2015 at 7:00 am

New Release Review & Giveaway: Nuts by Alice Clayton

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Nov 042015
 
New Release Review & Giveaway: Nuts by Alice Clayton

Nuts by Alice Clayton Hudson Valley #1 Genre: Contemporary Romance Publication Date: October 20th, 2015 Publisher: Gallery Books   Synopsis: The New York Times bestselling author of Wallbanger and Rusty Nailed is back with Nuts, the first in a brand new series set in New York’s beautiful Hudson Valley. Roxie Callahan is a private chef to some of Hollywood’s wealthiest, and nastiest, calorie-counting wives. After a dairy disaster implodes her carefully crafted career in one fell ploop, she finds herself back home in upstate New York, bailing out her hippie mother and running the family diner. When gorgeous local farmer Leo Maxwell delivers [ Read More of this Review ]

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 Posted by on November 4, 2015 at 7:00 am

Release Day Review: A Wicked Way to Win an Earl by Anna Bradley

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Nov 032015
 
Release Day Review: A Wicked Way to Win an Earl by Anna Bradley

A Wicked Way to Win an Earl by Anna Bradley Book #1 in Sutherland Scandals Genre: Historical Romance Publication Date: November 3rd, 2015 ARC Provided by Netgalley and Penguin Synopsis from Goodreads: England, 1811. Delia Somerset despises the privileged ton, but her young sister, Lily, is desperate to escape their family’s scandalous past and join high society. Unwilling to upset her sister, Delia reluctantly agrees to attend a party at the Sutherland estate—and avoid the gossip at all costs. Alec Sutherland is known as a hot-headed scoundrel, but nothing gets a rise out of him as much as the news that [ Read More of this Review ]

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 Posted by on November 3, 2015 at 7:00 am
Nov 022015
 
Blog Tour and Giveaway: Mercury Retrograde by Laura Bickle

Welcome to our blog tour stop for LAURA BICKLE‘s new book MERCURY RETROGRADE.  This is the second book in her DARK ALCHEMY series and it just keeps getting better and better.  We highly recommend these books for urban fantasy readers so keep reading below to find out more about this series and MERCURY RETROGRADE in particular.  Also, thank you to the blog tour host, Bewitching Books Tours! Mercury Retrograde by Laura Bickle Book #2 in Dark Alchemy Genre: Urban Fantasy Publication Date: October 27th 2015 ARC Provided by Edelweiss and Harper Voyager Impulse Synopsis from Goodreads: Geologist Petra Dee and the [ Read More of this Review ]

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 Posted by on November 2, 2015 at 8:44 am
Oct 312015
 
Clandestine Halloween Reads!

I can’t imagine that any Paranormal reader out there doesn’t like Halloween!  It’s a time full of werewolves, vampires, and demons.  Even better, we get to all dress up like our favorite beings, either realistic or fantastical. In honor of this very magical holiday, the girls of Badass Book Reviews came up with a list of books that we feel are perfect reads to snuggle up with.  We know that horror isn’t up everyone’s alley, so we have other options for you as well. Some of the books we’ve recommended have just enough of that spooky undertone to fit the bill. [ Read More of this Review ]

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 Posted by on October 31, 2015 at 7:00 am

New Release Review & Giveaway: Wild Sky by Suzanne Brockmann and Melanie Brockmann

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Oct 302015
 
New Release Review & Giveaway: Wild Sky by Suzanne Brockmann and Melanie Brockmann

Wild Sky by Suzanne Brockmann and Melanie Brockmann Book #2 in Night Sky Genre: Young Adult/Paranormal Publication Date: October 6th, 2015 ARC provided by Netgalley and Sourcebooks Synopsis from Goodreads: Skylar Reid is slowly adjusting to the powers that make her a Greater-Than; it’s the rest of her ”normal” life that’s too hard to handle. Her boyfriend is distant, and her mentor is obsessed with rescuing her sister from the producers of the Destiny drug. Then a secret Destiny lab pops up in Skylar’s town, and her best friend Calvin is accidentally injected. After spending years in a wheelchair, the drug gives [ Read More of this Review ]

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 Posted by on October 30, 2015 at 7:00 am

New Release Review: The Unfortunate Decisions of Dahlia Moss by Max Wirestone

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Oct 292015
 
New Release Review: The Unfortunate Decisions of Dahlia Moss by Max Wirestone

The Unfortunate Decisions of Dahlia Moss by Max Wirestone Genre: Mystery/Comedy Publication Date: October 20th, 2015 Publisher: Redhook Books   Synopsis from Goodreads: For fans of The Guild, New Girl, Scott Pilgrim, Big Bang Theory, Veronica Mars, or anyone who has ever geeked out about something. The odds of Dahlia successfully navigating adulthood are 3,720 to 1. But never tell her the odds. Meet Dahlia Moss, the reigning queen of unfortunate decision-making in the St. Louis area. Unemployed broke, and on her last bowl of ramen, she’s not living her best life. But that’s all about to change. Before Dahlia can [ Read More of this Review ]

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 Posted by on October 29, 2015 at 7:58 am