Mar 182016
 
Blog Tour and Giveaway: The Lyre Thief by Jennifer Fallon

AAAWelcome to our blog tour stop for JENNIFER FALLON‘s new book THE LYRE THIEF. This is the first book in a new series, War of the Gods, but it also connects to Ms. Fallon’s other Hythrun Chronicles novels. New readers, have no fear!  This was my first Jennifer Fallon novel and I had no trouble reading The Lyre Thief.  The world building and character introductions are done so well that anyone could jump right in with this book! Guest Post AAA The Demographics of Fantasy Jennifer Fallon A few years ago, I had the interesting experience of doing a book signing with [ Read More of this Review ]

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Mar 172016
 
New Release Review: How the Cookie Crumbles by Jaime Samms

How the Cookie Crumbles by Jaime Samms Book #12 in Bluewater Bay Genre: M/M / Contemporary Romance Publication Date: February 13th, 2016 ARC provided by Riptide Publishing and Netgalley Synopsis from Goodreads: After losing a rigged cooking show competition — and a potential lover — to another baker, Frederic Jackson packs up his considerable baggage and moves to Bluewater Bay. He uses the network’s hush money to buy a new bakery where he hopes the small town’s revitalized economy will let him start anew. Blaire Caruthers never wanted to work for his father at Caruthers Industries. He should have known that fixing [ Read More of this Review ]

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Mar 162016
 
Review: Scardust by Suzanne van Rooyen

Scardust by Suzanne van Rooyen Genre: NA M/M Sci-Fi Publication Date: February 8th, 2016 Publisher: Entangled Publishing   Synopsis from Goodreads: Dead Rock, Texas, 2037 Raleigh Williams made a promise to his brother before he died, that he’d scatter his ashes on Mars. Desperate to leave a life of bad memories behind and start over in the Martian colony, Raleigh fully intends to keep that promise. But his plans are thwarted when a meteor near-misses him in the desert, and Raleigh finds in its crater not debris or even a spacecraft, but a man covered in swirling scars and with no [ Read More of this Review ]

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Mar 152016
 
Release Day Review: The Confessions by Tiffany Reisz

The Confessions by Tiffany Reisz Companion to The Original Sinners Genre: Erotica, BDSM Publication Date: March 15th, 2016 ARC Provided by the author Synopsis from Goodreads:  Three Sinners. Three confessions. And all the dirty little secrets you could possibly desire… Father Stuart Ballard has been Marcus Stearns’ confessor since the young Jesuit was only eighteen years old. He thought he’d heard every sin the boy had to confess until Marcus uttered those three fateful words: “I met Eleanor.” Angie’s Review If you’re a Tiffany Reisz fangirl (or fanboy,) The Confessions of Marcus Stearns has probably been the subject of your reader daydreams [ Read More of this Review ]

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Mar 112016
 
A Badass Read-Along: Scarlet by Marissa Meyer

Today we are discussing book 2 in The Lunar Chronicles, Scarlet! I hope you’ve read the book and can join the discussion in the comment section.  We’re looking forward to seeing what you liked and didn’t like about the the second book, Scarlet. We’ve decided not to list the short stories as part of the read along, but please feel free to mention them in the discussion. This includes the prequel Fairest. Please be advised, as this isn’t a review, that since we’re specifically discussing the aspects of the story it’s very likely there will be spoilers. Scarlet by Marissa Meyer #2 [ Read More of this Review ]

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Mar 092016
 
Group Review: Firsts by Laurie Elizabeth Flynn

Firsts spoke to us because of its controversial plot. It promised something different and unique – something that would divide its readers.  Well, it certainly did that!  We all have different ratings for and feelings about this book.  Read on to see what we thought! Firsts by Laurie Elizabeth Flynn Genre: Young Adult Publication Date: January 5th, 2016 ARC Provided by Netgalley and St. Martin’s Griffin Synopsis from Goodreads: Seventeen-year-old Mercedes Ayres has an open-door policy when it comes to her bedroom, but only if the guy fulfills a specific criteria: he has to be a virgin. Mercedes lets the boys get [ Read More of this Review ]

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Mar 082016
 
Release Day Group Review: Fire Touched by Patricia Briggs

It’s probably no secret that the girls at Badass Book Reviews are enormous fans of Patricia Briggs Mercedes Thompson series.  We’ve done two interviews with Patricia Briggs, because we love her world so much.  It’s one that we await eagerly, and when we’re notified that review copies are going out we jump all over it.  Book 9, Fire Touched, was no different. Fire Touched by Patricia Briggs Mercy Thompson #9 Genre: Urban Fantasy Publication Date: March 8th, 2016 Publisher: Ace Books   Synopsis from Goodreads: Mercy Thompson has been hailed as “a heroine who continues to grow and yet always remains true [ Read More of this Review ]

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Mar 072016
 
A Year of Sarah Dessen | Just Listen

One of my reading goals for 2015 was to read more YA. Unfortunately, before I knew it, time got away from me and I hadn’t read as much of the genre as I wanted to. This year, I’m determined that I’m going to read more YA, and I’m going to keep myself on track by reading at least one a month. (More if I can manage to squeeze them in!) Sarah Dessen first popped up on my radar when her latest book, Saint Anything was released last year. It was all over my Goodreads timeline, and I was sucked right in by [ Read More of this Review ]

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Mar 042016
 
Early Release Group Review: Marked in Flesh by Anne Bishop

Marked in Flesh by Anne Bishop Series: The Others #4 Genre: Urban Fantasy Release Date: March 8, 2016 ARC Provided by Penguin Publishing Group For centuries, the Others and humans have lived side by side in uneasy peace. But when humankind oversteps its bounds, the Others will have to decide how much humanity they’re willing to tolerate—both within themselves and within their community… Since the Others allied themselves with the cassandra sangue, the fragile yet powerful human blood prophets who were being exploited by their own kind, the delicate dynamic between humans and Others changed. Some, like Simon Wolfgard, wolf [ Read More of this Review ]

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Mar 032016
 
New Release Review: The Reburialists by J.C. Nelson

The Reburialists by J.C. Nelson Genre: Urban Fantasy Publication Date: March 1st 2016 ARC Provided by Ace and Netgalley Synopsis from Goodreads: The author of Wish Bound and the Grimm Agency novels returns with an all-new urban fantasy novel! Burying the dead is easy.  Keeping them down is difficult. At the Bureau of Special Investigations, agents encounter all sorts of paranormal evils. So for Agent Brynner Carson, driving a stake through a rampaging three-week-old corpse is par for the course. Except this cadaver is different. It’s talking—and it has a message about his father, Heinrich. The reanimated stiff delivers an ultimatum [ Read More of this Review ]

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Mar 022016
 
Exclusive Excerpt and Sketch: Happily Bedded Bliss by Tracy Anne Warren

After reading and loving the first story in The Rakes of Cavendish Square series earlier this year, I couldn’t wait for Happily Bedded Bliss to see if the next rake would steal my heart. It’s finally here! Today on Badass Book Reviews, we have an exclusive excerpt from the book along with a sneak peek into our heroine Esme’s sketch book. According to the blurb, Esme is ruined when her naked sketch of Gabriel, Lord Northcote, is accidentally revealed at a party. The sketch we have is PG, but we think you’ll enjoy it! Happily Bedded Bliss by Tracy Anne Warren Book #2 in [ Read More of this Review ]

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Mar 012016
 
Release Day Review: Chaos Choreography by Seanan McGuire

Chaos Choreography by Seanan McGuire Book #5 in InCryptid Genre: Urban Fantasy Publication Date: March 1st 2016 ARC Provided by DAW and Netgalley Synopsis from Goodreads: Fifth book in Seanan McGuire’s funny and fast-paced urban fantasy InCryptid series featuring ballroom dancer and monster expert Verity Price. Verity Price is back on the West Coast and getting back into the swing of the family business: cryptozoology. She’s rescuing cryptids from bad situations, protecting them from monster-hunters, and generally risking life and limb for the greater good, with her ex-Covenant partner/husband, Dominic, by her side. Her ballroom dance career is behind her—or so she [ Read More of this Review ]

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Feb 292016
 
Early Group Review: Us by Sarina Bowen and Elle Kennedy

Us by Sarina Bowen and Elle Kennedy #2 in Him Genre: YA Contemporary Publication Date: March 1st, 2016 Publisher: Sourcebooks Fire   Synopsis from Goodreads: Can your favorite hockey players finish their first season together undefeated? Five months in, NHL forward Ryan Wesley is having a record-breaking rookie season. He’s living his dream of playing pro hockey and coming home every night to the man he loves–Jamie Canning, his longtime best friend turned boyfriend. There’s just one problem: the most important relationship of his life is one he needs to keep hidden, or else face a media storm that will eclipse his [ Read More of this Review ]

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Feb 262016
 
New Release Review: Truthwitch by Susan Dennard

Truthwitch by Susan Dennard Book #1 in The Witchlands Genre: Young Adult Fantasy Publication Date: January 5th 2016 Book Borrowed from Local Library Synopsis from Goodreads: In a continent on the edge of war, two witches hold its fate in their hands. Young witches Safiya and Iseult have a habit of finding trouble. After clashing with a powerful Guildmaster and his ruthless Bloodwitch bodyguard, the friends are forced to flee their home. Safi must avoid capture at all costs as she’s a rare Truthwitch, able to discern truth from lies. Many would kill for her magic, so Safi must keep it hidden [ Read More of this Review ]

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Feb 252016
 
February 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. These are a good sampling of the books I read this month and I’ll let you know whether they were good, (not so) bad, or just plain ugly!     Night Study by Maria V. Snyder Book #2 in Soulfinders Genre: Fantasy Publication Date: January 26th 2016 ARC [ Read More of this Review ]

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Feb 242016
 
New Release Review: Until September by Chris Scully

Until September by Chris Scully Genre: M/M / Contemporary Romance Publication Date: February 8th, 2016 ARC provided by Riptide Publishing and Netgalley Synopsis from Goodreads: As a teenager, Archie Noblesse clawed his way out of the poverty, heartache, and abuse of the reservation and left his family behind. Desperate to shake the shadow of his past, he reinvents himself as Archer Noble, an outspoken blogger and controversial author who lives only for himself. But when his beloved sister dies, Archer is saddled with guardianship of his niece and nephew. Elementary school teacher Ryan Eriksson is devastated when his best friend Marguerite [ Read More of this Review ]

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Feb 232016
 
New Release Review: The Hunter by Kerrigan Byrne

The Hunter by Kerrigan Byrne Book #2 in Victorian Rebels Genre: Historical Romance Publication Date: February 2nd, 2016 ARC provided by St. Martin’s Press and Netgalley Synopsis from Goodreads:  A scandalous proposal. As one of London’t most elite hunters, Christopher Argent never misses his mark and always gets his man. But when his latest target turns out to be a woman—the popular, and stunningly beautiful, actress Millie LeCour—it turns his whole world upside-down. Overwhelmed by the heat that simmers between them, Christopher can’t complete his mission. On the contrary, he’ll do anything to save Millie’s life—even if it means risking [ Read More of this Review ]

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Feb 222016
 
Early Review: You Were Here by Cori McCarthy

You Were Here by Cori McCarthy Genre: YA Contemporary Publication Date: March 1st, 2016 Publisher: Sourcebooks Fire   Synopsis from Goodreads: Grief turned Jaycee into a daredevil, but can she dare to deal with her past? On the anniversary of her daredevil brother’s death, Jaycee attempts to break into Jake’s favorite hideout—the petrifying ruins of an insane asylum. Joined by four classmates, each with their own brand of dysfunction, Jaycee discovers a map detailing her brother’s exploration and the unfinished dares he left behind. As a tribute to Jake, Jaycee vows to complete the dares, no matter how terrifying or dangerous. What [ Read More of this Review ]

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Feb 212016
 
Review Hodgepodge - The All Male Revue Edition (I)

Historical romance used to be my ‘comfort genre,’ but lately it seems all you have to do is take away cell phones and cars, throw a heroine in a frilly dress, give the hero a title, and BOOM! You have yourself an historical romance. Maybe this is why it’s been hard for me to find one that knocks my socks off. (Though it can be done, as I did finally find one!) Luckily, M/M has filled that void for me. It started out as me clinging to the contemporary romance genre in the only way that seemed to work for [ Read More of this Review ]

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Feb 192016
 
New Release Review: Morning Star by Pierce Brown

Morning Star by Pierce Brown Genre: Sci-Fi/Fantasy Publication Date: February 9th, 2016 Publisher: Del Rey   Synopsis from Goodreads: Darrow would have lived in peace, but his enemies brought him war. The Gold overlords demanded his obedience, hanged his wife, and enslaved his people. But Darrow is determined to fight back. Risking everything to transform himself and breach Gold society, Darrow has battled to survive the cutthroat rivalries that breed Society’s mightiest warriors, climbed the ranks, and waited patiently to unleash the revolution that will tear the hierarchy apart from within. Finally, the time has come. But devotion to honor and hunger [ Read More of this Review ]

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