Jan 10, 2017
Join us this Friday on the Bad Buys Booze & BS Podcast as we discuss The Screaming Staircase by Jonathan Stroud where we’ll take a look at absent parent tropes.
A sinister Problem has occurred in London: all nature of ghosts, haunts, spirits, and specters are appearing throughout the city, and they aren’t exactly friendly. Only young people have the psychic abilities required to see-and eradicate-these supernatural foes. Many different Psychic Detection Agencies have cropped up to handle the dangerous work, and they are in fierce competition for business. In The Screaming Staircase, the plucky and talented Lucy Carlyle teams up with Anthony Lockwood, the charismatic leader of Lockwood & Co, a small agency that runs independent of any adult supervision. After an assignment leads to both a grisly discovery and a disastrous end, Lucy, Anthony, and their sarcastic colleague, George, are forced to take part in the perilous investigation of Combe Carey Hall, one of the most haunted houses in England. Will Lockwood & Co. survive the Hall’s legendary Screaming Staircase and Red Room to see another day?
Jan 10, 2017
Anna Latham never knew werewolves existed, until the night she survived a violent attack… and became one herself. After three years at the bottom of the Chicago pack, she’s learned to keep her head down and never, ever trust dominant males. But when she discovers wrongdoing in her pack, she has to go above her Alpha’s head to ask for help. Charles Cornick is the son — and enforcer — of the leader of the North American werewolves. Now his father has sent him to Chicago to clean up a problem there. Charles never expected to find Anna, a rare Omega wolf — and he certainly never expected to recognize her as his mate.
Jan 10, 2017
Join us this Friday on the Bad Buys Booze & BS Podcast as we discuss Six of Crows by Leigh Bardugo where we’ll take a look at the villains and talk about antiheroes.
Ketterdam: a bustling hub of international trade where anything can be had for the right price–and no one knows that better than criminal prodigy Kaz Brekker. Kaz is offered a chance at a deadly heist that could make him rich beyond his wildest dreams. But he can’t pull it off alone…
A convict with a thirst for revenge.
A sharpshooter who can’t walk away from a wager.
A runaway with a privileged past.
A spy known as the Wraith.
A Heartrender using her magic to survive the slums.
A thief with a gift for unlikely escapes.
Six dangerous outcasts. One impossible heist. Kaz’s crew is the only thing that might stand between the world and destruction―if they don’t kill each other first.
Oct 28, 2016
Join us on the Bad Buys
Booze & BS Podcast as we discuss The False Prince by Jennifer A.
Nielsen where we’ll take a look at the villains and talk about villains
who are present from the first page.
In this first book in a remarkable
trilogy, an orphan is forced into a twisted game with deadly stakes.
Choose to lie…or choose to die. In a discontent kingdom, civil war is
brewing. To unify the divided people, Conner, a nobleman of the court,
devises a cunning plan to find an impersonator of the king’s long-lost
son and install him as a puppet prince. Four orphans are recruited to
compete for the role, including a defiant boy named Sage. Sage knows
that Conner’s motives are more than questionable, yet his life balances
on a sword’s point — he must be chosen to play the prince or he will
certainly be killed. But Sage’s rivals have their own agendas as well.
As Sage moves from a rundown orphanage to Conner’s sumptuous palace,
layer upon layer of treachery and deceit unfold, until finally, a truth
is revealed that, in the end, may very well prove more dangerous than
all of the lies taken together. An extraordinary adventure filled with
danger and action, lies and deadly truths that will have readers
clinging to the edge of their seats.
Oct 14, 2016
Join us as we discuss Magic Bites by Ilona Andrews where
we’ll take a look at the villains and talk about organized versus
disorganized villains, affectionately known as your plotters and your
When the magic is up, rogue mages cast
their spells and monsters appear, while guns refuse to fire and cars
fail to start. But then technology returns, and the magic recedes as
unpredictably as it arose, leaving all kinds of paranormal problems in
its wake. Kate Daniels is a down-on-her-luck mercenary who makes her
living cleaning up these magical problems. But when Kate’s guardian is
murdered, her quest for justice draws her into a power struggle between
two strong factions within Atlanta’s magic circles. The Masters of the
Dead, necromancers who can control vampires, and the Pack, a
paramilitary clan of shapechangers, blame each other for a series of
bizarre killings—and the death of Kate’s guardian may be part of the
same mystery. Pressured by both sides to find the killer, Kate realizes
she’s way out of her league—but she wouldn’t have it any other way…
Sep 29, 2016
Join us for our first episode as we discuss Throne of Glass by Sarah J.
Maas where we’ll take a look at the villains and talking about the
motivation driving the villains.
After serving out a year of hard labor
in the salt mines of Endovier for her crimes, 18-year-old assassin
Celaena Sardothien is dragged before the Crown Prince. Prince Dorian
offers her her freedom on one condition: she must act as his champion in
a competition to find a new royal assassin. Her opponents are
men-thieves and assassins and warriors from across the empire, each
sponsored by a member of the king’s council. If she beats her opponents
in a series of eliminations, she’ll serve the kingdom for three years
and then be granted her freedom. Celaena finds her training sessions
with the captain of the guard, Westfall, challenging and exhilarating.
But she’s bored stiff by court life. Things get a little more
interesting when the prince starts to show interest in her… but it’s the
gruff Captain Westfall who seems to understand her best. Then one of
the other contestants turns up dead… quickly followed by another. Can
Celaena figure out who the killer is before she becomes a victim? As the
young assassin investigates, her search leads her to discover a greater
destiny than she could possibly have imagined.
Sep 14, 2016
Badguys Booze and BS Podcast coming 9/30!