Early Review: When Joss Met Matt by Ellie Cahill

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Feb 102015
 
Early Review: When Joss Met Matt by Ellie Cahill

When Joss Met Matt by Ellie Cahill Genre: New Adult Romance Publication Date: February 24th, 2015 ARC provided by Edelweiss, Netgalley, and Ballantine Books Synopsis from Goodreads: Dating can be fun, but it can leave a nasty taste in your mouth. For Joss, ever since her longtime boyfriend cheated on her, she doesn’t want her last memory of a guy to be that jerk. Enter her college friend, Matt. They come up with a theory: after a bad break-up, a person needs to cleanse the palate with a little sorbet sex. Lovers for a night, but always back to being friends [ Read More of this Review ]

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

Blog Tour: Guest Post from Sharon Lynn Fisher, author of ECHO 8

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Feb 092015
 
Blog Tour: Guest Post from Sharon Lynn Fisher, author of ECHO 8

We’re very excited to be hosting Sharon Lynn Fisher on the blog again today!  You might remember her from our previous Featured Author Friday post. Her science fiction novels are some of our favorites and we equally loved her newest book, Echo 8.  Be sure to watch for our upcoming review in a Science Fiction Saturday feature.  One of the best things about Sharon’s books is that she is able to blend her science fiction and romance elements seamlessly to create a perfect balance.  This time, Sharon’s tackling parapsychology.  Check out our guest post from Sharon below where she discusses just what parapsychology is and [ Read More of this Review ]

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 Posted by on February 9, 2015 at 11:05 am

Literary News and Happenings: February 5th, 2015

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Feb 052015
 
Literary News and Happenings: February 5th, 2015

  Harper Lee, renowned author of the American classic To Kill A Mockingbird, has announced she will be releasing a new novel, Go Set a Watchman.  Watchman was actually the first book Lee wrote, but Mockingbird was deemed to be a better commercial bet.  Sources say Watchman is set about 20 years after the events of Mockingbird and will feature many of the same characters with Scout returning home from New York to visit her father Atticus in Alabama.  There is some controversy with the publication though.  Many see the timing as strange, with the announcement coming only a few [ Read More of this Review ]

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 Posted by on February 5, 2015 at 10:03 am
Feb 042015
 
To All the Books I've Left Behind...

  We are very fortunate here at Badass Book Reviews to receive many fabulous ARCs throughout the year but it’s easy to get bogged down with more books than we have free time to read.  Other forms of entertainment also intrude (I’m looking at you, Netflix!) and we still have to make time for that pesky real life.  Today, instead of reviewing a recent book, I’m going to share with you the top 20 books I intended to read last year, but just didn’t.  Have you read any of these?  Should I bump them up on Mount TBR or are [ Read More of this Review ]

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

Early Review: Monstrous by MarcyKate Connolly

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Feb 032015
 
Early Review: Monstrous by MarcyKate Connolly

Monstrous by MarcyKate Connolly Genres: Children’s/Middle Grade Fantasy Publication Date: February 10th 2015 ARC Provided by HarperCollins Children’s Books and Edelweiss Synopsis from Goodreads: The city of Bryre suffers under the magic of an evil wizard. Because of his curse, girls sicken and disappear without a trace, and Bryre’s inhabitants live in fear. No one is allowed outside after dark. Yet night is the only time that Kymera can enter this dangerous city, for she must not be seen by humans. Her father says they would not understand her wings, the bolts in her neck, or her spiky tail—they would kill her. They [ Read More of this Review ]

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 Posted by on February 3, 2015 at 7:00 am

Early Review: Crash & Burn by Lisa Gardner

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Feb 022015
 
Early Review: Crash & Burn by Lisa Gardner

Crash & Burn by Lisa Gardner Book #3 in Tessa Leoni Genre: Psychological Thriller Publication Date: February 3rd, 2015 ARC provided by Netgalley and Dutton Synopsis from Goodreads: My name is Nicky Frank. Except, most likely, it isn’t. Nicole Frank shouldn’t have been able to survive the car accident, much less crawl up the steep ravine. Not in the dark, not in the rain, not with her injuries. But one thought allows her to defy the odds and flag down help: Vero. I’m looking for a little girl. I have to save her. Except, most likely, she doesn’t exist. Sergeant Wyatt [ Read More of this Review ]

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 Posted by on February 2, 2015 at 7:00 am
Jan 302015
 
Spotlight on February's New Releases

Welcome to our monthly feature where we take a look at the books releasing in February and offer up our top picks and opinions. We have chosen 30 of our most anticipated new releases. The release dates are on a best known basis and are not guaranteed. Books may get delayed or sometimes even released earlier so please check with your favorite store to ensure availability. Now, on to the books!     Earls Just Want to Have Fun by Shana Galen (#1 in Covent Garden Cubs) – Expected publication: February 3rd 2015 by Sourcebooks Casablanca {Our Review} Echo 8 by Sharon [ Read More of this Review ]

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

Review: Dirty Rowdy Thing by Christina Lauren

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Jan 292015
 
Review: Dirty Rowdy Thing by Christina Lauren

Dirty Rowdy Thing by Christina Lauren Book #2 in Wild Seasons Genre: Contemporary Romance Publication Date: November 4, 2014 Publisher: Gallery Books   Synopsis from Goodreads: From the New York Times bestselling author of Beautiful Bastard,Beautiful Stranger, and Beautiful Player, Book Two of the brand-new Wild Seasons series that started with Sweet Filthy Boy—a story of friends, love, and lust. Despite their rowdy hookups, Harlow and Finn don’t even like each other…which would explain why their marriage lasted only twelve hours. He needs to be in charge and takes whatever he wants. She lives by the Want-something-done? Do-it-yourself mantra. Maybe she’s too similar [ Read More of this Review ]

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 Posted by on January 29, 2015 at 8:33 am

New Release Review: The Pact by Karina Halle

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Jan 282015
 
New Release Review: The Pact by Karina Halle

  The Pact by Karina Halle Genre: Contemporary Romance Publication Date: December 28, 2014 Synopsis from Goodreads: It all started with a pinky swear… Linden McGregor is tall, rugged, and gunslinger handsome; a helicopter pilot with a Scottish brogue and charm to spare. He’s also one of Stephanie Robson’s best friends and has fit into that box for as long as she’s known him. Beautiful, funny and an ambitious businesswoman (with one hell of an ass), Stephanie Robson is one of Linden McGregor’s best friends and has fit into that box for as long as he’s known her. But some relationships [ Read More of this Review ]

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 Posted by on January 28, 2015 at 7:00 am

January Mini Reviews: The Good, The (Not So) Bad, and The Ugly

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Jan 272015
 
January Mini Reviews: The Good, The (Not So) Bad, and The Ugly

Because of the amount of books I read most months, I don’t get to review everything for the blog. The Mini Review Catch Up is my place to give you a little information about some of my other reads and whether or not I would recommend them without going into tons of detail. This time I have a few very different reads to spotlight and I’ll let you know whether they were good, (not so) bad, or just plain ugly!   All the Bright Places by Jennifer Niven Genre: Young Adult Contemporary Publication Date: January 6th 2015 ARC Provided by [ Read More of this Review ]

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 Posted by on January 27, 2015 at 7:00 am
Jan 262015
 
Guest Post & Review: Owl and the Japanese Circus by Kristi Charish

Badass Book Reviews Welcomes: Kristi Charish kicks off her new Urban Fantasy series with Owl and the Japanese Circus, an action packed story that keeps you on the edge of your seat. With all of the twists and turns, our ‘Indiana Jane’ has her work cut out for her! Kristi joins Badass Book Reviews today to talk about female leads and the standards they are held to versus their male counterparts. Owl and the Japanese Circus by Kristi Charish Book #1 in The Adventures of Owl Genre: Urban Fantasy Publication Date: January 13th, 2015 ARC Provided by Netgalley and Gallery, Threshold, Pocket Books [ Read More of this Review ]

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 Posted by on January 26, 2015 at 7:00 am
Jan 232015
 
Should You Read This Series? Feral Warriors by Pamela Palmer

There are so many published series out there and I know you wonder…which ones are worth the read? In this feature, 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 more than half the series. If you want us to feature a series in the future, please ask in the comments. SERIES: Feral Warriors by Pamela Palmer GENRE: Paranormal Romance BOOKS PUBLISHED TO DATE: 8 + 1 novella SERIES STATUS: Finished but there will be [ Read More of this Review ]

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 Posted by on January 23, 2015 at 6:51 am
Jan 222015
 
Reviews: Viscount of Vice & Earls Just Want to Have Fun by Shana Galen

HISTORICAL ROMANCE REVIEWS Viscount of Vice by Shana Galen Book #0.5 in Covent Garden Cubs Genre: Historical Romance Publication Date: January 6th, 2015 ARC provided by Netgalley and Sourcebooks Casablanca Synopsis from Goodreads: Whispers and secrets are no match for love… Henry Flynn, the new Lord Chesham, still blames himself for the disappearance of his younger brother when they were children. That incident destroyed his family, and now he’s on a path of self-destruction that no one can interrupt… Lady Emma Talbot can’t stand watching the man she secretly loves destroy himself little by little. She’s determined to show him that [ Read More of this Review ]

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 Posted by on January 22, 2015 at 7:00 am
Jan 212015
 
Review: Sweet Filthy Boy by Christina Lauren

Sweet Filthy Boy by Christina Lauren Book #1 in Wild Seasons Genre: Contemporary Romance Publication Date: May 13, 2014 Publisher: Gallery Books   Synopsis from Goodreads: One-night stands are supposed to be with someone convenient, or wickedly persuasive, or regrettable. They aren’t supposed to be with someone like him. But after a crazy Vegas weekend celebrating her college graduation—and terrified of the future path she knows is a cop-out—Mia Holland makes the wildest decision of her life: follow Ansel Guillaume—her sweet, filthy fling—to France for the summer and just…play. When feelings begin to develop behind the provocative roles they take on, and [ Read More of this Review ]

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 Posted by on January 21, 2015 at 8:10 am

New Release Review: Transmuted by Karina Cooper

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Jan 192015
 
New Release Review: Transmuted by Karina Cooper

Transmuted by Karina Cooper Book #6 in The St. Croix Chronicles Genres: Steampunk Publication Date: January 26th 2015 ARC Provided by Carina Press and Netgalley Synopsis from Goodreads: In this final installment of Cherry St. Croix’s adventures, only one thing could compel the disgraced countess to return to Society—the threat of immortality. All is not peaceful in the wake of the Midnight Menagerie’s ruin. Although the Karakash Veil has been forced to flee its stronghold, the mysterious head of the criminal organization is not content to fade away. Above the foggy drift, a priceless diamond vanishes. In the dangerous Underground, a murderous rampage demands [ Read More of this Review ]

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 Posted by on January 19, 2015 at 7:00 am

New Release Review: The Deep by Nick Cutter

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Jan 182015
 
New Release Review: The Deep by Nick Cutter

New Release Review: The Deep by Nick Cutter Release date: January 13, 2015 Genre: Horror, Science Fiction Book provided by NetGalley and Gallery Books Synopsis from Goodreads: From the acclaimed author of The Troop—which Stephen King raved “scared the hell out of me and I couldn’t put it down.…old-school horror at its best”—comes this utterly terrifying novel where The Abyss meets The Shining. A strange plague called the ’Gets is decimating humanity on a global scale. It causes people to forget—small things at first, like where they left their keys…then the not-so-small things like how to drive, or the letters [ Read More of this Review ]

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 Posted by on January 18, 2015 at 12:17 pm
Jan 162015
 
New Release Review: White Knight by Kelly Meade

White Knight by Kelly Meade Book #3 in Cornerstone Run Genres: Paranormal Romance Publication Date: January 20th 2015 ARC Provided by InterMix and Netgalley Synopsis from Goodreads: Kelly Meade, author of Grey Bishop and Black Rook, continues her Cornerstone Run saga… Checkmate… Despite a month of peace from hybrid attacks, the constant threat of violence has the loup garou on edge. Knight McQueen’s home feels like a military compound and his people have become battle-weary soldiers. And Knight’s tenuous grip on his own self-control has been further damaged by the disappearance of the only woman whose touch brings him peace. Held prisoner [ Read More of this Review ]

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 Posted by on January 16, 2015 at 7:00 am
Jan 152015
 
To Serial or Not to Serial: Don't Deny Me by Megan Hart

The Serialized Book – Is it Worth It? In June of last year, we brought you a new Badass feature: ‘To Serial or Not to Serial…’ We continue this feature today with Megan Hart’s Don’t Deny Me. For those of you who aren’t familiar with serials, it’s simply a book that’s broken up into multiple parts and released one at a time. This is typically done in quick succession so the reader isn’t left hanging for too long. But don’t despair if you prefer to read an entire book in one sitting; all of the serials I’ve read were later released [ Read More of this Review ]

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 Posted by on January 15, 2015 at 7:00 am

New Release Review: Unforgettable by Shannon Richard

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Jan 142015
 
New Release Review: Unforgettable by Shannon Richard

Unforgettable by Shannon Richard Book #4 in Country Roads Genres: Contemporary Romance Publication Date: January 13th 2015 ARC Provided by Forever Yours and Netgalley Synopsis from Goodreads: One long, hot summer would never be enough… Attorney Hannah Sterling lives a life she’s worked hard for. So when she unexpectedly inherits an inn, Hannah decides to take that long overdue holiday and settle her eccentric grandmother’s estate. She knew there would be challenges, but what’s hardest about returning to Mirabelle, Florida, is facing the man who gave her the most passionate summer of her life-and then broke her heart. Nathanial Shepard never [ Read More of this Review ]

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 Posted by on January 14, 2015 at 7:00 am
Jan 132015
 
Early Reviews: When Good Earls Go Bad by Megan Frampton and Revealing Ruby by Lavinia Kent

HISTORICAL ROMANCE REVIEWS When Good Earls Go Bad: A Victorian Valentine’s Day Novella by Megan Frampton Book #1.5 in Dukes Behaving Badly Genre: Historical Romance Publication Date: February 3rd, 2015 ARC provided by Edelweiss and Avon Synopsis from Goodreads: What’s a lovely young woman doing asleep in his bed? Matthew, Earl of Selkirk, is shocked to discover it’s his new housekeeper! She’s a far cry from the gray-haired woman he expected. Matthew is no fan of surprises, and Annabelle Tyne is pure temptation. Perhaps he shouldn’t have had her hired sight unseen. Annabelle, co-owner of the Quality Employment Agency, is no [ Read More of this Review ]

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