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One Hour Girl (Lost Series #1) by LeTeisha Newton (Review by Laura, #NerdGirlVixen)

Title: One Hour Girl (Lost Series #1)

Author: LeTeisha Newton

Published Date: February 2017

Genre: Romance

Rating:

1 star1 star1 star1 star1 star

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***THIS BOOK WAS PROVIDED TO NERD GIRL IN EXCHANGE FOR AN HONEST REVIEW***

Synopsis

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He thinks I’m his forever girl, I saw it in his eyes. I wished I could have slapped the look off his face and hit him with the same jarring finality I felt when I’d learned I didn’t mean shit.

I’m not a forever sort of girl.

I’m not even his for the night.

He’ll be lucky if I’m his for the next hour if he doesn’t pay me for it.

And then Royce Mattherson stormed my defenses. Took all the poison inside of me and pushed it out through my pores. He tasted the taint on my skin and still decided to love me. He terrifies me. Exhilarates me. Frustrates me.

And he always gets what he wants

Always

***Adult Warning – May Contain Graphic Sex, Strong Language, Or Adult Situations. Caution Advised***
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***Laura, #NerdGirlVixen Review***

One Hour Girl by LeTeisha Newton is a story about pain, betrayal, and finding happiness. Wow this story….where do I even… Continue reading

When Emily Was Here (Part of Lurking in the Mind Anthology) by Kathy-Lynn Cross (Review by Melanie, #NerdGirlVamp)

Title: When Emily Was Here (Part of Lurking in the Mind Anthology)

Author: Kathy-Lynn Cross

Published Date: April 4th 2017

Genre: Horror

Rating:

1 star1 star1 star1 star1 star

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***THIS BOOK WAS PROVIDED TO NERD GIRL IN EXCHANGE FOR AN HONEST REVIEW***

Synopsis

Sometimes the most horrifying monsters live within us.

What horrors lurk within a broken mind when left unattended? From alternate personalities to figments of the imagination, our stories will give you a new outlook on the complexity of the human mind. Follow our authors into the madness … if you dare.

Disclaimer: While the stories within this anthology are works of fiction, some very real mental disorders, fears and/or characteristics are discussed. Stories may contain sensitive topics such as depression, suicide, self-harm, split personalities, schizophrenia, and more. Please be advised.

Stories featured in this anthology include the following:

“Twisted” by Jaclyn Osborn

“Lonely Hearts” by Amber Hassler

“When Emily was Here” by Kathy-Lynn Cross

“Postpartum” by Savannah Rohleder

“The Creep” by E.M. Fitch

“Blind Justice” by Jaidis Shaw

“Tortured Minds” by Gina A. Watson

“Lauren” by Jacqueline E. Smith

“Verity Incognito” by James William Peercy

“Gethen” by Liz Butcher

“Starved” by Ace Antonio Hall

“When I met Hannah” by Shelly… Continue reading

The Dragon Dreamer by J.S. Burke (Review by Kat, #NerdGirlKat)

Title: The Dragon Dreamer

Author: J.S. Burke 

Published Date: May 10th 2014

Genre: Fantasy

Rating:

1 star1 star1 star1 star1 star

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***THIS BOOK WAS PROVIDED TO NERD GIRL IN EXCHANGE FOR AN HONEST REVIEW***

Synopsis

The Dragon Dreamer is a fast-paced adventure with flying dragons, an undersea world, and unexpected friendship. It’s a young adult science fantasy layered for ages 9 to 99+.

Arak is different, a worthless dreamer, bullied by other young dragons. Determined to prove himself he leaves the clan and flies far over the sea on a dangerous quest. He’s caught in a fierce storm and crashes, suffering serious injuries and the loss of his trance-stone. A fearless, shape-shifting octopus named Scree finds and heals him and an unexpected friendship begins. Arak returns to the Winter Festival, where dragons carve glaciers with fire and toss lightning bolts in the clouds. When an undersea volcano erupts, it triggers a towering tsunami and a deadly chain of events. Can Arak use his secret gift to save the dragons?

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***Kat, #NerdGirlKat Review***
Okay so here’s the deal, you need snacks, a wet suit and bring the whole family as you dive in! This book isn’t just entertaining, it is a plethora of… Continue reading

Gaming for Keeps (Agents of TRAIT #1) by Seleste deLaney (Review by Julie, #NerdGirlJulie)

Title: Gaming for Keeps (Agents of TRAIT #1)

Author: Seleste deLaney

Published Date:  June 10th 2013

Genre: Contemporary Romance

Rating:

1 star1 star1 star1 star

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***THIS BOOK WAS PROVIDED TO NERD GIRL IN EXCHANGE FOR AN HONEST REVIEW***

Synopsis

Pen Holloway’s done with men—in real life.
Guys in game are so much less drama. But when her partner from Heroes of Fallen Gods invites her to the convention of the year, she panics. What if he’s another jerk? What if he’s not?

Cal Burrows is living his dream of being a spy.
One of TRAIT’s misfit spies, but still a spy. It’s the perfect job… until an arms dealer with a taste for blood invades his not-so-secret geek haven. All Cal wanted from ConDamned was to meet his on-line girl. Now, with the threat of mass murder looming, he’s forced to choose between keeping his mission a secret and protecting the girl of his dreams.

Despite their attraction, Pen can’t help but suspect Cal’s hiding something. She also can’t shake the feeling he’s not as much of a stranger as he seems.

***Adult Warning – May Contain Graphic Sex, Strong Language, Or Adult Situations. Caution Advised***
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***Julie, #NerdGirlJulie Review***

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A War like Ours by Saffron A. Kent (Review by Shelly, #NerdGirlXrayer)

Title: A War like Ours

Author: Saffron A. Kent

Published Date: February 24th 2017

Genre: Romance

Rating:

1 star1 star1 star1 star

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***THIS BOOK WAS PROVIDED TO NERD GIRL IN EXCHANGE FOR AN HONEST REVIEW***

Synopsis

A liar…

Three weeks ago, James Maxwell’s wife died in a car accident, but he hasn’t been able to tell his five-year old daughter the heartbreaking truth behind her mother’s death. Instead, he packs them up and leaves for a summer resort in upstate New York to spend a few peaceful weeks and to gradually break the news. But a spirited and outspoken maid at the resort has figured out his secret.

A hater…

After witnessing her mother’s violent death at the hands of her stepfather, Madison Smith has turned aimless and bitter toward the world—men, in particular. Her dead-end job at the local resort and her convenient girlfriend barely keep Madison from falling apart. When she meets James, however, she’s driven to protect his child from the darkness she sees inside him.

A forbidden kiss…

But Madison doesn’t expect to find that very darkness irresistible. Drowning in guilt and memories, neither does James expect to be drawn to the sharp-witted woman who has made his… Continue reading

Eye of the Ninja by D. M. Marlowe (Review by Sara, #NerdGirlSara)

Title: Eye of the Ninja

Author: D. M. Marlowe

Published Date: October 1st 2015

Genre: Fantasy

Rating:

1 star1 star1 star1 star1 star

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***THIS BOOK WAS PROVIDED TO NERD GIRL IN EXCHANGE FOR AN HONEST REVIEW***

Synopsis

Blink—and you’ll miss her.
Mei Barrett has been hiding all of her life. Raised in solitude by her beloved father, she’s been trained to fight, to adapt, to defend. She couldn’t prevent his death, however, when it comes at the hands of a mysterious creature straight out of legend. She could only run—and learn how to hide in plain sight.
For four long years Mei has lived alone on the fringes of a society still recovering from the devastation of quakes and disasters along the infamous Ring of Fire. Mei’s concerns are more immediate however. She must hide her eyes and their despised mutation, and she must stay one step ahead of the strange wind demon that continues to hunt her.
Detection was inevitable. But Mei begins to make some discoveries of her own. For it seems that her old enemy is not the only mythical creature on the loose. Nor is she the only one fighting them.
And perhaps her own tragedies are not as… Continue reading

Battle Cry (Loki’s Wolves, #2) by Melissa Snark (Review by Christine, #NerdGirlPixie)

Title: Battle Cry (Loki’s Wolves, #2)

Author: Melissa Snark 

Published Date: December 18, 2014

Genre: Paranormal Fantasy

Rating:

1 star1 star1 star1 star1 star

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***THIS BOOK WAS PROVIDED TO NERD GIRL IN EXCHANGE FOR AN HONEST REVIEW***

Synopsis

Survival demands sacrifice. Healing requires forgiveness.

After losing her lover and then her mate, Victoria Storm builds a new life in Sierra Pines, California. When the Norse Fates predict the she-wolf will destroy the world to save her unborn child, her duties as Freya’s priestess conflict with her responsibilities as Odin’s Valkyrie.

Sawyer Barrett has hunted Victoria so passionately, he doesn’t know whether he loves or hates her. Desperate to end the fighting, he will take chances with everything–except his heart. This hunter harbors a deadly secret he can’t reveal without risking the tentative ceasefire and his father’s continued disapproval.

Men revere him; monsters fear him. Jake Barrett–the notorious Hunter King–values loyalty to family above all else. When he believes his eldest son was murdered by a wolf ally, he releases a chain reaction of violent destruction that claims the lives of both wolves and hunters.

An ancient vampire plots the destruction of wolves and hunters alike. If the embittered rivalry doesn’t end quickly,… Continue reading

Forbidden Temptation (Forbidden, #3) by R.L. Kenderson (Review by Melanie, #NerdGirlVamp V””V)

Title: Forbidden Temptation (Forbidden, #3)

Author: R.L. Kenderson

Published Date: August 18th 2015

Genre: Paranormal Romance

Rating:

1 star1 star1 star1 star1 star

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***THIS BOOK WAS PROVIDED TO NERD GIRL IN EXCHANGE FOR AN HONEST REVIEW***

Synopsis

Since one fateful evening at a nightclub, Kenzie Swanson and Sawyer Lennar have shared an undeniable attraction. They’ve had moments where they couldn’t ignore their desires, succumbing to their needs, and Sawyer has marked Kenzie in a way that no other man can.

But there is one problem that continues to keep them apart.

As a cat-shifter with a traumatic past, Sawyer hates humans—and Kenzie is all human.

Sawyer’s hatred pushes Kenzie away, and they try to maintain their distance from each other—until they are mistakenly kidnapped and have to act as a couple. When the unforeseen happens, Kenzie can only do so much to deny herself from being intimate with Sawyer.

Given a chance at what might have been, Sawyer and Kenzie are forced to face the forbidden temptation to be with one another.

***Adult Warning – May Contain Graphic Sex, Strong Language, Or Adult Situations. Caution Advised***
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***Melanie, #NerdGirlVamp Review***
 This is the third book I have read by author R L Kenderson… Continue reading

#IndyAuthorTalk with Jennifer Sivec

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Beginning at a young age, I’ve been broken by the people who were supposed to love me the most. By people who were supposed to protect and care for me, and value me above all others.

I learned to rely on and trust myself more than anyone else with each heartbreaking lesson and as a result, I’ve been able to walk away from many people, friend and loved one, and erase them completely. I was a survivor; resilient and galvanized by tragedy and circumstances; outwardly normal, but inside, desperately fearful. I’m much like the main character, Brynn, in my Eva Series. She’s a reflection of me; strong, capable, and a survivor, but irreparably broken yet hopeful.

I didn’t realize just how shattered and vulnerable I was for most of my life. But then I became a mother and a few years later when personal tragedy struck, the pain I had buried deep inside for so many years returned with a vengeance, nearly destroying me.

That’s when I began writing, again.

I had written as a teen and as a young adult, but when I began writing Leaving Eva, I wrote to survive. I wrote because the alternative to writing was desperation and depression. I wrote because the words brought peace and the stories, clarity. I wrote because I couldn’t breathe and I couldn’t sleep and when I wrote, I didn’t think about those things and I was able to be myself again. I realized that writing broken stories healed me in a way that nothing else could. Writing drove away the darkness and my children needed a mother who could make sense of the world, for them and for herself.

Writing beautiful broken stories with heart, has given me hope, life, and far more love than I ever imagined that it would. I didn’t realize that these were always the stories that drew me in and touched me the most. They were the stories that reach deep inside of me and writing them now, has made me whole and given me peace in my life that nothing else has.

The chaos has quieted and the noise and dissipated, and once again, I am finally whole.

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