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Batty Book Review: QUEEN OF SHADOWS by Sarah J. Maas!

Published December 15, 2016 by The Author

Queen of Shadows (Throne of Glass, #4)Queen of Shadows by Sarah J. Maas

My rating: 5 of 5 stars

5 batty moons FIVE BATTY MOONS!

This is my favorite book in the series so far! The world expands exponentially, so we see much more of the places we’ve only heard about before this. The cast also explodes, but in the most wonderful way! Villains coming out of the woodwork, surprising heroes, characters we can’t be sure about their true alliance… so MUCH starts to unfold in this book, and we’ve only just begun! This starts the action roaring ahead that we’ve been waiting for since the beginning!

What’s even more important for me is that the characters really become more multi-dimensional, more real, and I have started to have a real investment in their fate for the first time. And I’m sure I’m not at all alone when I say I love Aelin and Rowan. They crack me up, make me sigh, make me cry. He’s a brute, but not a heartless, violent brute with no heart — he shows it more and more here. Aelin is no delicate flower, damsel in distress. Quite the opposite. Sometimes she can be a little hard and heartless herself, but ultimately she and Rowan melt each other, balance each other, make one another better. That’s the kind of ship I like to see.

I’m already into #5, and I can’t wait to get to reading time every day to see what happens next!

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Batty Book Review: THE SIX TRAIN TO WISCONSIN by Kourtney Heintz #BattyBookReviews

Published September 19, 2016 by The Author

The Six Train to Wisconsin (The Six Train to Wisconsin #1)The Six Train to Wisconsin by Kourtney Heintz
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

THIS BOOK!

I received a copy of this book, as well as its upcoming sequel, HIGHWAY THIRTEEN TO MANHATTAN, from the author in exchange for an honest review.

I was simply blown away by this story. The characters, the premise, the emotion, and most of all, Ms. Heintz’s writing style. No wonder SIX TRAIN won so many awards. It’s one terrific piece.

It’s a unique genre mash: part romance, part suspense thriller, paranormal without being paranormal, all mixed into a story of a married couple struggling with and between themselves. Haunted by their pasts, tortured by their present. I was so riveted by this story. Highly recommended!

I’m happy to give this wonderful author’s book:

5 batty moons 5 Batty Moons!

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Batty Book Review: THE BOURBON THIEF by Tiffany Reisz

Published July 22, 2016 by The Author

Disclaimer: A review copy was provided by Netgalley and the publisher in exchange for an honest review. No other remuneration was received.

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Book Title
: THE BOURBON THIEF
Author: Tiffany Reisz
ISBN: 9780778319429
Series: N/A
Publisher: Harlequin/Mira
Category: Women’s Fiction/Southern Gothic
Author’s Websitehttp://www.tiffanyreisz.com/
Release Date: June 28, 2016
Main Characters: Tamara/Levi, Veritas, Paris
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Source: ARC provided by NetGalley, ebook format

Rating:

5 batty moons 5 Batty Moons!

PUBLISHER’S DESCRIPTION:

A Family With Bourbon in Its Blood, and Blood on Its Hands

When Cooper McQueen wakes up from a night with a beautiful stranger, it’s to discover he’s been robbed. The only item stolen—a million-dollar bottle of bourbon. The thief, a mysterious woman named Paris, claims the bottle is rightfully hers. After all, the label itself says it’s property of the Maddox family who owned and operated Red Thread Bourbon distillery since the last days of the Civil War until the company went out of business for reasons no one knows… No one except Paris. 

In the small hours of a Louisville morning, Paris unspools the lurid tale of Tamara Maddox, heiress to the distillery that became an empire. But the family tree is rooted in tainted soil and has borne rotten fruit. Theirs is a legacy of wealth and power, but also of lies, secrets and sins of omission. The Maddoxes have bourbon in their blood—and blood in their bourbon. Why Paris wants the bottle of Red Thread remains a secret until the truth of her identity is at last revealed, and the century-old vengeance Tamara vowed against her family can finally be completed.

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Batty Book Review: IT HAPPENED ONE DOOMSDAY by Laurence MacNaughton

Published July 2, 2016 by The Author

Disclaimer: A review copy was provided by Edelweiss and the publisher for an honest review. No other remuneration was received.

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Book Title
: IT HAPPENED ONE DOOMSDAY
Author:  Laurence MacNaughton
ISBN: 9781633881877
Series: N/A (As of yet…)
Publisher: Prometheus Books • Pyr • Seventh Street Books
Category: Urban Fantasy
Author’s Websitewww.laurencemacnaughton.com
Release Date: July 12, 2016
Main Characters: Dru, Opal, Rane, Greyson, and a cast of colorful secondaries and tertiaries! Oh, and a muscle car named Hellbringer.
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PUBLISHER’S DESCRIPTION:

Magic is real. A handful of sorcerers wield arcane power against demons and the forces of darkness. These protectors of the powerless are the best magic-users in the world. Unfortunately, Dru isn’t one of them. She’s got magical potential. She uses crystals to see enchantments, and she can research practically anything in the library in the back of her little store, sandwiched between a pawnshop and a 24-hour liquor mart. She sells enough crystals, incense, and magic charms to scrape by.

Everything changes the day a handsome mechanic pulls up in a possessed black muscle car, his eyes glowing red. Just being near Greyson raises Dru’s magical powers to dizzying heights. But he’s been cursed to transform into a demonic creature that could bring about a fiery doomsday. There’s only one chance to break Greyson’s curse—and it’s about to fall into Dru’s inexperienced hands….

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Batty Book Review: ALMOST HUMAN/UNHUMAN JOURNEY by Candace Blevins

Published June 15, 2016 by The Author

This is my first double review, but I wanted to get my thoughts on both books down before UNHUMAN JOURNEY, the second book in the Kirsten O’Shea series, is released on JUNE 17!
 
It’s tough to do my usual review format for two books. The fact is that the two read really well together, like an epic urban fantasy. You can read the first one alone, but you’re going to be left hungry for more. If you’re anything like me, the time between books in a series is downright painful. I’m glad I didn’t have to wait with the Kirsten O’Shea series!

I’ve read Candace’s work before (see my review of Rolling Thunder Motorcycle Club #7, GONZO), and I’ve become a fan. She’s a terrific lady who’s a lot of fun… and may be my brain twin. *ehem*

Book Titles: ONLY HUMAN/AN UNHUMAN JOURNEY
ISBN: 9781609829728/9781504502245
Author: Candace Blevins
Series: Kristen O’Shea #1 & #2
Publisher: eXcessica
Category: Urban Fantasy/BDSM/ALL THE MONSTERS! YAY!
Main Characters: It’s an ensemble. Kirsten doesn’t have a “romantic” interest in the traditional sense.
Author’s Website: http://www.candaceblevins.com/

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ONLY HUMAN – Amazon | Barnes & Noble | Kobo | iTunes | Smashwords

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AN INHUMAN JOURNEY – Amazon | Barnes & Noble | Kobo | Excessica

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Release Date: 06/17/2015 & 06/17/2016

 

Source: Review copies provided by the author for an honest review

Rating:  I’m giving the two books together 5-full-moons FIVE BATTY MOONS!

Book Descriptions:

ONLY HUMAN – Someone is abducting women and killing men in a way to get Kirsten O’Shea’s attention. Luckily, she has some formidable friends and allies in the supernatural world, and she isn’t without her own defenses, either.

A powerful master vampire romances her while the alpha werewolf flirts with her, and an ancient being who used to be worshiped as a god wants her dead, but Kirsten survives, even if she is Only Human.

UNHUMAN JOURNEY – There’s a war brewing between good and evil, and the chess pieces are being set…

Aaron has gone missing, and Mordecai has taken over Kirsten’s training. She’s learning by leaps and bounds under the god-of-old’s not-so-gentle tutelage, but with Nathan in charge of Drake Security during The Dragon King’s unplanned absence, everything is upside down.

The evil Celrau vampires were banned from creating new offspring, but they’ve bargained for permission to do so in the Underworld, where the Concilio has no authority. As part of their army-building, the Celrau vampires kidnap Kirsten and take her to the Underworld with the intention of making her one of them. Alone in another realm, Kirsten must form unexpected alliances to survive a most Unhuman Journey.

Join bestselling author Candace Blevins on a thrilling adventure into the critically acclaimed sequel to Only Human.

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BBT Review: THE DEVIL’S DISEASE by L.J.K. Oliva

Published May 19, 2016 by The Author

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The Devil’s Disease
Shades Below
Book Two
L.J.K. Oliva

Genre: urban fantasy
Date of Publication: March 31, 2016
Word Count: 93,338
Cover Artist: Amy Mateyka

Book Description:

In the city by the Bay, things are about to get bloody…

Psychic medium Lena Alan always sticks to what she knows, and what she knows are dead people. When her brother Cyrus agrees to look into a troubling incident for local vampire Seneca Lynch, Lena finds herself in unfamiliar territory.

One thing is clear: she needs a detective, and there’s only one she trusts.

Private investigator Jesper MacMillian is ready to get back to business. Between his duties as leader of the city’s Romani community and the stack of unfinished paperwork on his desk, he doesn’t have time to think about ghosts, witches, or Lena Alan. After nearly a month of no contact, he’s starting to think she’s forgotten about him…until she waltzes through his office door and hands him a new case.

Still reeling from his last encounter with the subversive world, MacMillian is tempted to turn it down. But this is Lena, and he can’t bring himself to tell her no. He soon finds himself drawn even deeper into the shadows, into a part of the demimonde where folklore is real and nightmares are born.

This time, there are more than just ghosts walking the streets of San Francisco.

There are monsters, too.

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About the Author: 

L.J.K Oliva is the devil-may-care alter-ego of noir romance novelist Laura Oliva. She likes her whiskey strong, her chocolate dark, and her steak bloody. L.J.K. likes monsters… and knows the darkest ones don’t live in closets.

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