Review and Giveaways: BAD MOUTH by Angela McCallister

Posted 24 May, 2013 | Mary @ TheBookSwarm | | 22 Comments

BAD MOUTH by Angela McCallister
Paranormal Romance
247 pages, ebook
Available now (May 2013)
Publisher: Entangled Covet
Review copy provided by publisher for honest review

After her ex-husband’s obsession with vampires, Valerie Craig is on a mission to stop transformations. Of all vampires, Kade Rollins is the worst of the worst, but when multiple murders plague Seattle, Val is forced to enlist his aid. Kade’s crude wit and seductive nature attract her like no other, but she can’t ignore his violence toward his human servants, no matter her yearning to forget.

She’s torn when she learns Kade may be behind the murders. Val’s worked hard to protect humans from vampires, but the truth surrounding the murders could ignite a bloody battle between their races, one humans are sure to lose. Someone is pulling strings to build a vampire army and spark the war—setting Kade up to kick it off. But if she trusts the vampire prince, she risks her job, her integrity, and her heart if he betrays her as all the men in her life have.

With all the hot, shirtless dude and man nip hanging out on this cover, I feel like it’s my favorite day of the week — Top Off Tuesday! But, instead, it’s my OTHER favorite day of the week — Friday! It seems appropriate that I’m reviewing BAD MOUTH on such a frabjulous day because there’s just something so tasty about a story where the two characters meet, argue-argue-argue then have hot, passionate sex (sometimes, that angry sex…yum), argue some more and finally fall for each other. 

Kade’s a jerk (I feel like lately, I’ve been reading a lot of hey, this alpha male is a total jerkwad but we wind up loving him anyway stories. Huh. I might have to explore that at some point. Or not.). He’s rude, crude and, to top that, he’s a vampire. So, of course, he’s hot as hell. And a vampire prince on top of it. As part of the movement to make vampire transformations illegal, Valerie has a dislike of vampires in general and, once she meets Kade, of that vampire in particular. She’s a pretty determined woman who isn’t easily charmed, which makes her tumble into Kade’s arms and heart even more fun to watch. And Kade, because he’s such a player, his fall deep into the throes of love feels like justice of the best kind.

BAD MOUTH is a fun, fast read, perfect for lazing away a couple of hours on the porch with a light breeze blowing, the birds chirping and a tall, icy glass of spiked lemonade on the table beside you.

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First up, Angela McCallister is giving away an author-signed paranormal book bundle and a $50 Amazon/Barnes and Noble gift card. The Rafflecopter is below! It’s awesome!

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Second, you can win your very own copy of BAD MOUTH (an ebook, that is) and lust after Kade and all his bad boyness along with me!
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Angela McCallister is a US Navy Sailor and author of Paranormal Romance repped by the fabulous Nalini Akolekar. Spoiled by the gorgeous weather of Southern California, she spends her days reading and writing whenever she’s lucky enough to be away from work. In fact, she’s never to be found without a book hidden somewhere on her person. Over the past two years, her writing has finaled in multiple RWA writing competitions, and her debut Paranormal Romance, BAD MOUTH, won MERWA’s 2012 Everything But The Kitchen Sink Competition.

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22 Responses to “Review and Giveaways: BAD MOUTH by Angela McCallister”

  1. I’m not the biggest fan of the title, it just makes me think of horrible things. And sometimes the jerk guy works, sometimes not. I am sick of the arguing and then hooking up, then arguing. So that aspect doesn’t appeal to me since I’ve been DNF’ing most of those books.

    • Hi Candace! I know how you feel about the back-and-forth. I get unpleasant feelings of frustration buildup when I read something that’s too angsty. You won’t get a lot of that in my writing. At least, I hope not 🙂 I really wrote more of the external conflict keeping them apart than anything, but if you’d like a sneak peek into the nature of their interactions, you can find an exclusive excerpt here: Since reading is always subjective, sometimes you need a little sample to see if it’s to your taste or not. I think some people may be turned off by his crudeness, which isn’t that he’s intentionally mean to people, but he just has no filter whatsoever. Readers who won’t mind his bluntness are most likely to enjoy his story. If you need more info to decide, I posted two excerpts on The Romance Studio yesterday, the one above and another here where I talk about meeting Alex Skarsgard:

      And oh, the title! The title surprised me because it was my working title. I got my book inspiration from a song called Bad Mouth by Fugazi. I’d heard it tons of times, but it just hit me the right way one day to inspire a story. I thought my publisher was going to change it, but then I received the cover, and there it was. LOL. I’ve had mostly good feedback on it, that the triple-entendre suits a vampire story, but I just knew it was possible for some people to get a bad image in their head. It’s the first impression thing. If the first thing that pops in your mind is the bad image, it kind of sticks. It was a bit of a risk sticking with it, but I’ve been fortunate so far that the cover model has mostly drawn the attention first, giving *Bad* a whole different connotation.

      Thank you so much for taking the time to read about Bad Mouth, even if you decide it’s not for you 😀

    • Hahahaha! I’m in the process of trying to find out who he is. He’s been on other covers before. Honestly, my favorite aspect of the cover is that it’s raining. His body is completely slick with rain. Unfortunate that you don’t get to see that well in a thumbnail pic, but just blow that picture up to full-size and you can see the drizzle over Seattle and all over him 🙂

    • I have to be honest. I’m absolutely awful about coming up with titles (shhhh, don’t tell anyone!), Lucky for me, the final decision falls on the publisher. If you like spicy, then yes, you should slip between the covers… uhm, *book* covers 🙂 Actually, you could also check out the excerpts I posted links to in my reply to Candace. Thank you for coming by and commenting!

  2. Ooooo Kade sounds sexy Mary! I have a tendency to go for the alpha-holes as well, I don’t know why, but they always appeal to me. In fiction at least, not so much in real life. And it just so happens that vampires are my favorite paranormal creature, so it’s like we’re meant to be! 🙂

    • It’s like peanut butter & chocolate 🙂 I think you’ll enjoy Kade, Jenny. He’s one of those toughened-by-life kind of bad boys who make you want to be the one to expose the soft center. What may surprise you is that he doesn’t waiver. Once he decides Val is it, she is it for him, and then he has to knock out all the obstacles keeping him from her. No beating readers over the heads, lol. If you do decide to add it to your TBR, I hope you enjoy it. If you’re on GR, find me there! I get a lot of my recs from my friends there and my eight GR groups.

  3. Mary, thank you so much for taking time to read and review. You rock! I’m happy you enjoyed it. As a debut author in release week, I still have that nerve-wracking feeling of standing in front of a crowd naked, lol. Getting positive feedback like this is curing me, though, bolstering me for the inevitable negative ones, lol. I hope to have the second Immortalis book released by the end of the year (features Alice and Killian).

    • Yay! I’m glad you love it. Cover art was done by Fiona Jayde, and I was happy to see she incorporated Seattle (along with the rain) into the cover.

      And Val’s used to polished men, so Kade really puts her world on a tilt when some of the stuff coming out of his mouth makes her want to laugh. Thank you so much, Melissa, for reading and commenting 🙂

  4. Um, not only hot and shirtless, but all oiled up and waiting for you, too! I can get on board with an alpha male and angry sex sometimes, it just depends on how it’s written. Seems like you had waaaay too much fun with this one, so that’s promising. 😉

    Wendy @ The Midnight Garden

    • I know what you mean about picking favs. I had a tour stop at A Book Obsession where I had to choose my five top paranormal characters, but I have to admit, if you asked me next week, my list might change (except Jericho Barrons–he’ll always be my top book-boyfirend!).

  5. “there’s just something so tasty about a story where the two characters meet, argue-argue-argue then have hot, passionate sex” YES. Say no more, this is my favorite type of guilty pleasure read. 🙂 And I could DEFINITELY ogle that cover for a few hours on the porch with some spiked lemonade, I like the way you think! Fab review 🙂