Aug 012013
 
Spotlight on August's New Releases

  Welcome to our monthly feature where we take a look at the new books releasing this month and offer up our top picks and opinions. We have chosen 25 of the 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. Also, check the Calendar to see when many of these books will be reviewed on the blog. Now, on to the books! Velveteen vs. The Multi-verse by Seanan McGuire – Expected publication: August [ Read More of this Review ]

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 Posted by on August 1, 2013 at 10:32 am
Jul 312013
 
New Release Review: The Redemption of Callie and Kayden by Jessica Sorensen

The Redemption of Callie and Kayden by Jessica Sorensen Book #2 in the Coincidence series Genre: New Adult Romance Publication Date: July 30th 2013 ARC Provided by Netgalley and Forever (Grand Central Publishing) Synopsis from Goodreads: The dark secret Kayden has kept hidden for years is out. Worse, he’s facing charges for battery. The only way he stands a chance against the charges is if Callie speaks up, something he’ll never ask her to do. Callie knows Kayden is going back to his dark place and desperately wants to save him. But saving him means admitting her secrets aloud. Callie [ Read More of this Review ]

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 Posted by on July 31, 2013 at 4:20 pm
Jul 312013
 
Review: Torn by K.A. Robinson

Torn by K.A. Robinson Book #1 in the Torn series Genre: New Adult Romance Publication Date: May 7th 2013 ARC Provided by Netgalley and Atria Publishing Synopsis from Goodreads: Chloe hasn’t had the best life. With a mother who is gone more often than not, she has had to raise herself. After graduating high school, she leaves to start a new life away at West Virginia University with her best friends Amber and Logan, determined to leave her demons in the past. On her first day, she meets a stranger who takes her breath away at first sight. Until she [ Read More of this Review ]

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 Posted by on July 31, 2013 at 11:17 am
Jul 302013
 
Blog Tour, Guest Blog Post, and Giveaway! The Story Guy by Mary Ann Rivers

Have you read The Story Guy by Mary Ann Rivers? Well if the answer is no, then you need to run on over to your preferred online retailer and purchase this beautiful novella. Or better yet, scroll on down and enter the giveaway to win The Story Guy below! To read my review of The Story Guy click here! Right now author Mary Ann Rivers joins us with a guest blog post. Book Blurb: In this eBook original novella, Mary Ann Rivers introduces a soulful and sexy tale of courage, sacrifice, and love. I will meet you on Wednesdays at [ Read More of this Review ]

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 Posted by on July 30, 2013 at 7:46 am
Jul 302013
 
Review: A Story Guy by Mary Ann Rivers

Review: A Story Guy by Mary Ann Rivers *early review copy received from publisher and Netgalley* Regina’s Rating: 5 stars/Grade A Book Blurb: In this eBook original novella, Mary Ann Rivers introduces a soulful and sexy tale of courage, sacrifice, and love. I will meet you on Wednesdays at noon in Celebration Park. Kissing only. Carrie West is happy with her life . . . isn’t she? But when she sees this provocative online ad, the thirtysomething librarian can’t help but be tempted. After all, the photo of the anonymous poster is far too attractive to ignore. And when Wednesday [ Read More of this Review ]

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 Posted by on July 30, 2013 at 2:00 am
Jul 292013
 
New Release Review: Caged Warrior by Lindsey Piper

Caged Warrior by Lindsey Piper Series: Dragon Kings #1 Genre: Paranormal Romance Released Jun 25, 2012 ARC provided by Edelweiss and Pocket Books Ten years ago, Audrey MacLaren chose to marry her human lover, making her an exile from the Dragon Kings, an ancient race of demons once worshiped as earthly gods. Audrey and her husband managed to conceive, and their son is the first natural-born Dragon King in a generation—which makes him irresistible to the sadistic scientist whose mafia-funded technology allows demon procreation. In the year since her husband was murdered, Audrey and her little boy have endured hideous [ Read More of this Review ]

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 Posted by on July 29, 2013 at 6:39 am
Jul 282013
 
Guest Post and Giveaway: Cold Company by A.J. Aalto

Guest Post and Giveaway: Cold Company by A. J. Aalto Today we have a special treat for you. Remember how excited I was to find a new urban fantasy series to love? Today, we have A.J. Aalto the author of the Marnie Baranuik series (Touched, Death Rejoices) here on Badass Book Reviews! Yay! And because I adore Harry and have learned so many big archaic words from him, I asked Ms. Aalto to write us a post from Lord Dreppenstedt’s (Harry’s) point of view. She loved the idea and without further ado, here’s the story:   “Harry?” I wandered through [ Read More of this Review ]

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 Posted by on July 28, 2013 at 8:00 am
Jul 272013
 
Audio Book Review: 5th Wave by Rick Yancey (5th Wave #1)

Audio Book Review: 5th Wave by Rick Yancey (5th Wave #1) *audio book purchased from audible.com* Regina, Michelle and AH’s Rating: 4 stars/Grade A Book Summary: The Passage meets Ender’s Game in an epic new series from award-winning author Rick Yancey. After the 1st wave, only darkness remains. After the 2nd, only the lucky escape. And after the 3rd, only the unlucky survive. After the 4th wave, only one rule applies: trust no one. Now, it’s the dawn of the 5th wave, and on a lonely stretch of highway, Cassie runs from Them. The beings who only look human, who roam the countryside [ Read More of this Review ]

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 Posted by on July 27, 2013 at 11:36 am
Jul 262013
 
New Release Review: Viral Nation by Shaunta Grimes

Viral Nation by Shaunta Grimes Book #1 in the Viral Nation series Genre: YA Dystopian/Post-Apocalyptic Publication Date: July 2nd 2013 ARC Provided by Netgalley and Berkley Trade Synopsis from Goodreads: After a virus claimed nearly the entire global population, the world changed. The United States splintered into fifty walled cities where the surviving citizens clustered to start over. The Company, which ended the plague by bringing a life-saving vaccine back from the future, controls everything. They ration the scant food and supplies through a lottery system, mandate daily doses of virus suppressant, and even monitor future timelines to stop crimes before [ Read More of this Review ]

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 Posted by on July 26, 2013 at 7:00 am
Jul 252013
 
Review: The Cuckoo's Calling by Robert Galbraith aka J.K. Rowling

The Cuckoo’s Calling by Robert Galbraith aka J.K. Rowling Genre: Crime Fiction/Mystery Release Date: April 30, 2013 Audiobook narrated by Robert Glenister A brilliant mystery in a classic vein: Detective Cormoran Strike investigates a supermodel’s suicide. 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 with his longtime girlfriend and is living in his office. Then John Bristow walks through his door with an amazing story: His sister, the legendary supermodel Lula Landry, [ Read More of this Review ]

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 Posted by on July 25, 2013 at 10:04 am
Jul 242013
 
King Hall by Scarlett Dawn (Early Review)

Book Summary from Goodreads: A fresh, meaty, sink-your-teeth-in-and-hold-on-tight new adult fantasy series kicks off with King Hall… King Hall — where the Mysticals go to learn their craft, get their degrees, and transition into adulthood. And where four new Rulers will rise and meet their destinies. Lily Ruckler is adept at one thing: survival. Born a Mystical hybrid, her mere existence is forbidden, but her nightmare is only about to start. Fluke, happenstance, and a deep personal loss finds Lily deeply entrenched with those who would destroy her simply for existing — The Mystical Kings. Being named future Queen of [ Read More of this Review ]

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Jul 232013
 
New Release Review: The Blue Blazes by Chuck Wendig

The Blue Blazes by Chuck Wendig Book #1 in the Mookie Pearl series Genre: Dark Urban Fantasy Publication Date: May 28th 2013 ARC Provided by Netgalley and Angry Robot Synopsis from Goodreads: Meet Mookie Pearl. Criminal underworld? He runs it. Supernatural underworld? He hunts in it. Nothing stops Mookie when he’s on the job.But when his daughter takes up arms and opposes him, something’s gotta give…The Blue Blazes – the first in a new urban fantasy series in which lovable thug Mookie Pearl must contend with the criminal underworld, the supernatural underworld, a new drug that makes the invisible visible, and [ Read More of this Review ]

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 Posted by on July 23, 2013 at 8:59 am
Jul 222013
 
Review: Starglass by Phoebe North (Starglass #1)

Starglass by Phoebe North (Starglass #1) *early review copy received from publisher and edelweiss* Regina and AH’s Rating 4.5 stars/Grade A Release date: July 23, 2013 Book Summary: Terra has never known anything but life aboard the Asherah, a city-within-a-spaceship that left Earth five hundred years ago in search of refuge. At sixteen, working a job that doesn’t interest her, and living with a grieving father who only notices her when he’s yelling, Terra is sure that there has to be more to life than what she’s got. But when she inadvertently witnesses the captain’s guard murdering an innocent man, [ Read More of this Review ]

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 Posted by on July 22, 2013 at 9:00 am
Jul 212013
 
Early Review:  The Dominant by Tara Sue Me

Early Review: The Dominant by Tara Sue Me Book 2 in The Submissive Trilogy Genre: Erotica, BDSM Release date: August 6, 2013 Book provided by NetGalley and NAL/Penguin Synopsis from Goodreads: The continuation of the tantalizing trilogy by Tara Sue Me that has captivated millions… Nathaniel West doesn’t lose control. As the playboy CEO of West Industries, he governs the boardroom during the day; as a strict dominant with exacting rules, he commands the bedroom at night. He never takes on inexperienced submissives, but when Abigail King’s application comes across his desk, he breaks his own restrictions and decides to [ Read More of this Review ]

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 Posted by on July 21, 2013 at 7:00 am
Jul 202013
 
Review: Losing It by Cora Carmack

Losing It by Cora Carmack Series: Losing It #1 Genre: New Adult Romance Publication Date: Oct 15, 2012 Virginity. Bliss Edwards is about to graduate from college and still has hers. Sick of being the only virgin among her friends, she decides the best way to deal with the problem is to lose it as quickly and simply as possible– a one-night stand. But her plan turns out to be anything but simple when she freaks out and leaves a gorgeous guy alone and naked in her bed with an excuse that no one with half-a-brain would ever believe. And [ Read More of this Review ]

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 Posted by on July 20, 2013 at 7:16 am
Jul 192013
 
New Release Review: Marvel and Hyperion's New Line of Superheroine Books

Rogue Touch by Christine Woodward Genre: Superheroes/Science Fiction Publication Date: June 18th 2013 ARC Provided by Netgalley and Hyperion Synopsis from Goodreads: “An interesting take on Rogue, as her powers take her down a path I never would have imagined.” –Chris Claremont, author of Dragon Moon and writer for seventeen years of Uncanny X-Men Twenty-year-old Anna Marie was just fired for the third time–this time from a bakery. Why can’t she hold a job? Well, for starters, she dresses . . . differently. She looks like a Goth girl to the extreme, her shock of white hair contrasting with her [ Read More of this Review ]

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 Posted by on July 19, 2013 at 11:40 am
Jul 182013
 
New Release Group Review: Hunted by Kevin Hearne

Hunted by Kevin Hearne Series: Iron Druid Chronicles #6 Genre: Urban Fantasy Release Date: Jun 25, 2013 ARC Provided by Edelweiss and Del Rey/Audio Purchased from Audible For a two-thousand-year-old Druid, Atticus O’Sullivan is a pretty fast runner. Good thing, because he’s being chased by not one but two goddesses of the hunt—Artemis and Diana—for messing with one of their own. Dodging their slings and arrows, Atticus, Granuaile, and his wolfhound Oberon are making a mad dash across modern-day Europe to seek help from a friend of the Tuatha Dé Danann. His usual magical option of shifting planes is blocked, [ Read More of this Review ]

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 Posted by on July 18, 2013 at 6:50 am
Jul 172013
 
Early Review: Terminated by Rachel Caine

Early Review: Terminated by Rachel Caine Book 3 in Revivalist series Genre: Urban Fantasy, Thriller, Science Fiction Release date: August 6, 2013 Book provided by the author Synopsis from Goodreads: In New York Times bestselling author Rachel Caine’s latest Revivalist novel, Bryn Davis’s problems quickly turn from dead to worse… Already addicted to the pharmaceutical drug that keeps her body from decomposing, Bryn has to stop a secretive group of rich and powerful investors from eliminating the existing Returné addicts altogether. To ensure their plan to launch a new, military-grade strain of nanotech, the investors’ undead assassin—who just happens to [ Read More of this Review ]

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 Posted by on July 17, 2013 at 1:00 pm
Jul 172013
 
Early Review: The Monsters in Your Neighborhood by Jesse Petersen

Early Review: The Monsters in Your Neighborhood by Jesse Petersen Book 2 in Monstrosity series Release date: July 29, 2013 Genre: Urban Fantasy/Humor Book provided by Edelweiss and Pocket Star Synopsis from Goodreads: As one of Frankenstein’s Creatures, Natalie Gray knows that unique parts sometimes make up a great whole. Still, leading a diverse support group for monsters—now including Cthulhu!—isn’t an easy task. Especially not since the internet arrived. New York City embraces the different and the bizarre. Still, even for such a fun-loving city, the supernatural and monstrous might be a bit too much. It’s been six months since [ Read More of this Review ]

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 Posted by on July 17, 2013 at 7:00 am
Jul 162013
 
New Release Review: Fire Inside by Kristen Ashley

Fire Inside by Kristen Ashley Book #2 in the Chaos series Genre: Contemporary “Motorcycle Club” Romance Publication Date: June 4th 2013 ARC Provided by Netgalley and Grand Central Publishing Synopsis from Goodreads: Lanie Heron isn’t looking for love—no surprise, considering her last serious relationship nearly got her killed. So when Lanie propositions Hop Kincaid, all she wants is one wild night with the hot-as-hell biker who patrols with the Chaos Motorcycle Club… For Hop, Lanie has always been untouchable. She’s too polished and too classy for his tastes. But when she gives Hop the once-over with her bedroom eyes and offers him [ Read More of this Review ]

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 Posted by on July 16, 2013 at 11:42 am