Jan 062016
 
Guest Post + Giveaway: Erin Knightley | New Release Review: The Viscount Risks It All

Badass Book Reviews Welcomes: Erin Knightly continues her beloved Prelude to a Kiss series with this latest offering, The Viscount Risks It All. Today she’s joining Badass Book Reviews to share with us her 2016 bucket list. I follow Erin on Twitter, and she’s a sweetheart. Case in point – she has two copies of The Viscount Risks It All to give away. All you have to do to enter is comment with something you’d like to add to your bucket list! The Viscount Risks It All by Erin Knightley Book #4 in Prelude to a Kiss Genre: Historical Romance Publication Date: [ Read More of this Review ]

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Jan 052016
 
Genre Book Showdown: This is Where it Ends vs Violent Ends

I’ve been sitting on This Is Where It Ends for a long time.  I requested it months ago, but wanted to put my review out closer to it’s release date.  While I waited Violent Ends came out, and I thought it was interesting that the two were very similar.  Not only were both books about school shootings, both of them were also told from multiple perspectives, none of which are the shooter.  I wondered if these books would make for a perfect comparison review, and I was eager to put these two books in the ring and see who came out the winner. If you’ve [ Read More of this Review ]

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Jan 042016
 
Early Review: What You Need by Lorelei James

What You Need by Lorelei James Book #1 in Need You Genre: Contemporary Romance Publication Date: January 5th, 2016 ARC provided by Signet and Netgalley Synopsis from Goodreads: As the CFO of Lund Industries, Brady Lund is the poster child for responsibility. But eighty hour work weeks leave him little time for a life outside his corner office. His brothers stage an intervention and drag him to a seedy night club…where he sees her, the buttoned up blonde from the secretarial pool who’s starred in his fantasies for months. Lennox Greene is a woman with a rebellious past—which she carefully conceals beneath [ Read More of this Review ]

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Jan 012016
 
Blog Tour: Review of City of Light by Keri Arthur

City of Light by Keri Arthur Book #1 in Outcast Genre: Urban Fantasy Publication Date: January 5th 2016 ARC Provided by Signet and Netgalley Synopsis from Goodreads: The first in an all-new futuristic fantasy series from Keri Arthur—the New York Times bestselling author of the Souls of Fire novels. When the bombs that stopped the species war tore holes in the veil between this world and the next, they allowed entry to the Others—demons, wraiths, and death spirits who turned the shadows into their hunting grounds. Now, a hundred years later, humans and shifters alike live in artificially lit cities designed to keep the [ Read More of this Review ]

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Dec 312015
 
Badass Best of 2015: Our Most Anticipated 2016 Reads

2015 was filled with wonderful reads, but we here at Badass Book Reviews are already looking forward to what 2016 has in store. Check out some of our Most Anticipated reads below! New Stand Alone Novels:       New Installments in Ongoing Series:                                  New Series Debuts:       Badass Best of 2015: AH’s Top 10 List Christal’s Top 10 List Angie’s Top 10 List Wendy’s Top 10 List Our Most Anticipated 2016 Reads

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Dec 302015
 
Badass Best of 2015: Wendy's Top 10 List

I thought, when I started compiling this list, that I would have too many great books for just one list of 10. When I started looking through all my reads from 2015, I realized that a lot of the books I thought would stick with me really didn’t, and the books that I thought were forgettable ended up leaving a lasting impression.  On one hand, building this list were hard.  I was torn between two books of similar genre, and felt bad about leaving off a book that deserves recognition.  On the other hand, so many of my picks were no-brainers. After careful [ Read More of this Review ]

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Dec 292015
 
Badass Best of 2015: Angie's Top 10 List

2015 was an enlightening reading year for me. Genres that I’ve read since I first started reading have lost their appeal and different ones are jumping in to fill the void, I have finally mastered the art of DNFing (it has improved my reading life dramatically,) and most shockingly (to me) M/M books are my newest obsession. Like the other Badass gals, my Top 10 list is in no particular order and compiled with books that have stuck with me throughout the year.     #10: Making a Play by Victoria Denault Book 2 in Hometown Players Rose’s innocent nature [ Read More of this Review ]

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Dec 282015
 
Badass Best of 2015: Christal's Top 10 List

Welcome to day two of our Badass Best of 2015 lists! I didn’t read as many books this year as I normally do (I got sucked into the world of comics), but I still found a lot of great reads that made narrowing down my Top 10 list very difficult.  All of these books clocked in between 4 and 5 skulls for me, but the deciding factors behind my choices were whether or not I still think about the stories and if will I come back to re-read them again soon.     #10: Dark Alchemy by Laura Bickle Book [ Read More of this Review ]

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Dec 272015
 
Badass Best of 2015: AH's Top 10 List

This was the year that I binged on Netflix, so unfortunately I didn’t read as many books as I would have wanted to. I checked out my list of books that I read this year and was surprised by the variety of genres I enjoyed.  Choosing a Top 10 list is very difficult and no doubt some of my favorites may have been left off the list. I’ve also included a series of adult coloring books because they kept me very busy this year. My list is in no particular order – it’s just my most memorable books of 2015. [ Read More of this Review ]

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Dec 232015
 
Review: Golden Son by Pierce Brown

Golden Son by Pierce Brown #2 in Red Rising Genre: Sci-Fi/Fantasy Publication Date: January 6th, 2015 Publisher: Del Rey   Synopsis from Goodreads: With shades of The Hunger Games, Ender’s Game, and Game of Thrones, debut author Pierce Brown’s genre-defying epic Red Rising hit the ground running and wasted no time becoming a sensation. Golden Son continues the stunning saga of Darrow, a rebel forged by tragedy, battling to lead his oppressed people to freedom from the overlords of a brutal elitist future built on lies. Now fully embedded among the Gold ruling class, Darrow continues his work to bring down Society [ Read More of this Review ]

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Dec 212015
 
Early Review: Thicker Than Water by Brigid Kemmerer

Thicker Than Water by Brigid Kemmerer Genre: YA Paranormal Mystery Publication Date: December 29th, 2015 Publisher: Kensington Books   Synopsis from Goodreads: On his own Thomas Bellweather hasn’t been in town long. Just long enough for his newlywed mother to be murdered, and for his new stepdad’s cop colleagues to decide Thomas is the primary suspect. Not that there’s any evidence. But before Thomas got to Garretts Mill there had just been one other murder in twenty years. The only person who believes him is Charlotte Rooker, little sister to three cops and, with her soft hands and sweet curves, straight-up dangerous [ Read More of this Review ]

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Dec 202015
 
Review: The Hidden Masters of Marandur by Jack Campbell

The Hidden Masters of Marandur by Jack Campbell Series: The Pillars of Reality #2 Genre: Fantasy/Science Fiction Release Date: Feb 10, 2015 Audiobook Narrated by: MacLeod Andrews Someone wants to kill Mari, a young Steam Mechanic in the Guild that controls all technology. She has learned that her world of Dematr is headed for a catastrophe that will destroy civilization, and that Mages really can alter reality for short periods. Someone also wants to kill Alain, a young Mage who has learned that Mechanics are not frauds as his Guild teaches, and that Mechanic Mari is the only person who [ Read More of this Review ]

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Dec 182015
 
ARC Review: Craving's Creek by Mel Bossa

Craving’s Creek by Mel Bossa Genre: M/M, Contemporary Romance Publication Date: August 18th, 2015 ARC Provided by Netgalley and Samhain Publishing Synopsis from Goodreads: For the man he loves, he will fight—body, mind, and soul. Fourteen years ago, on a sun-drenched summer day on the banks of Craving’s Creek, Ryde swore to his best friend, Alistair, he’d never be alone in the world. Though Alistair was destined for the priesthood, there was something beyond holy about the first kiss they shared. But a fun camping trip went horribly wrong when Alistair was involved in a horrific incident. Now, at age thirty-one, Ryde’s [ Read More of this Review ]

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Dec 152015
 
New Release Review: Misconduct by Penelope Douglas

Misconduct by Penelope Douglas Genre: Contemporary Romance Publication Date: December 1st, 2015 ARC provided by NAL Synopsis from Goodreads: Former tennis player Easton Bradbury is trying to be the best teacher she can be, trying to reach her bored students and trying to forget her past. What brought her to this stage in her life isn’t important. She can’t let it be. But now one parent-teacher meeting may be her undoing… Meeting Tyler Marek for the first time makes it easy for Easton to see why his son is having trouble in school. The man knows how to manage businesses and [ Read More of this Review ]

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Dec 142015
 
Early Review: A Seditious Affair by K.J. Charles

A Seditious Affair by K.J. Charles A Society of Gentleman #2 Genre: M/M Historical Romance Publication Date: December 15th, 2015 Publisher: Loveswept   Synopsis from Goodreads: K. J. Charles turns up the heat in her new Society of Gentlemen novel, as two lovers face off in a sensual duel that challenges their deepest beliefs.   Silas Mason has no illusions about himself. He’s not lovable, or even likable. He’s an overbearing idealist, a Radical bookseller and pamphleteer who lives for revolution . . . and for Wednesday nights. Every week he meets anonymously with the same man, in whom Silas has discovered the [ Read More of this Review ]

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Dec 112015
 
Early Review: Twofer by Daisy Harris

Twofer by Daisy Harris Genre: M/M, Contemporary Romance Publication Date: December 22nd, 2015 ARC provided by Samhain Publishing and Netgalley Synopsis from Goodreads: Bottoms up! If a college freshman can’t get laid in sun-drenched Miami, he’s doing something wrong. Frankie Perez is determined to help his roommate get some man action in any way possible. When Frankie’s arsenal of dating apps, fashion advice, and playing-hard-to-get lessons doesn’t work, he realizes Jeremy needs remedial help. Except tutoring Jeremy in the art of sex gets steamier than Frankie expected—and it scares the hell out of him. Jeremy’s not sure why he’s wasting his [ Read More of this Review ]

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Dec 092015
 
New Release Review: Status Update by Annabeth Albert

Status Update by Annabeth Albert Book #1 in #gaymers Genre: M/M, Contemporary Romance Publication Date: December 7th, 2015 ARC provided by Carina Press and Netgalley Synopsis from Goodreads: Adrian Gottlieb is winning at life. He’s a successful video game designer with everything a man could ask for, including a warm comfy ride to Denver and a date for his sister’s wedding. But he finds himself in need of a total reboot when he’s left stranded at a snowy campground in Utah. Holiday plans? Epic fail. That is until Noah Walters offers him shelter for the night and a reluctant cross-country ride. [ Read More of this Review ]

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Dec 082015
 
Holiday Reads, courtesy of Riptide Publishing!

  Rebound Remedy by Christine d’Abo Genre: M/M Contemporary Romance Publication Date: November 9th, 2015 Publisher: Riptide Publishing   Synopsis from Goodreads: The last thing Cole expects to get for the holidays is dumped. But there he is, in the airport on his way to Banff for a romantic getaway, helplessly watching as his boyfriend’s ex declares undying love, proposes—and is accepted. With a few weeks to go until Christmas, Cole’s mood dives from jolly to jaded. But instead of sitting at home alone and feeling sorry for himself, he goes to his favorite bar, McGregor’s, for a pint and some company. [ Read More of this Review ]

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Dec 072015
 
Guest Post & Giveaway: Top 5 with Susanne Lord

Badass Book Reviews Welcomes: Today on Badass Book Reviews, we’re thrilled to have Susanne Lord stop by to celebrate her new release, In Search of Scandal. Susanne shares with us some of her favorite quotes from the book to give readers a sneak peek! In Search of Scandal by Susanne Lord Book #1 in London Explorers Genre: Historical Romance Publication Date: December 1st, 2015 Synopsis from Goodreads: A DARING EXPLORER All of London is abuzz with the tale of Will Repton. The lone survivor of a massacre in Tibet has returned to England a hero, but the traumatized explorer has no [ Read More of this Review ]

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Dec 032015
 
New Release Review: Blood Kiss by JR Ward

Blood Kiss by JR Ward #1 in Black Dagger Legacy Genre: Paranormal Romance Publication Date: December 1st, 2015 Publisher: Signet   Synopsis from Goodreads: The legacy of the Black Dagger Brotherhood continues in a spin-off series from the #1 New York Times bestselling author… Paradise, blooded daughter of the king’s First Advisor, is ready to break free from the restrictive life of an aristocratic female. Her strategy? Join the Black Dagger Brotherhood’s training center program and learn to fight for herself, think for herself…be herself. It’s a good plan, until everything goes wrong. The schooling is unfathomably difficult, the other recruits feel [ Read More of this Review ]

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