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Bullets From the Past by Antonio Scotto di Carlo (Review by Jamie, #NerdGirlJay)

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Title: Bullets From the Past

Author: Antonio Scotto di Carlo

Published Date: Febuary 3rd 2016

Genre: Thriller

Rating:

1 star1 star1 star1 star

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

Synopsis

 We all make mistakes. We lock our faults in the closet of our past, and try to carry on. For a while, we delude ourselves that Life has forgotten our debt, but the moment when She brings us the bill always comes. And seldom does she cancel the interest…

United States. A young woman learns that two girls, whom she’d met at a summer camp many years before, have been brutally murdered. Although it seems to be a tragic coincidence, she starts to fear for herself and goes to the police. The handsome detective who listens to her finds her theory very weak; nevertheless, he decides to check it out: the sexual background of the story might justify her fear.

The events of the following days link past and present, entwining their lives with the killer’s in an unpredictable way.

***Adult Warning – May Contain Graphic Sex, Strong Language, Or Adult Situations. Caution Advised***
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***Jamie, #NerdGirlJay Review***
 After 4 of her friends from summer… Continue reading

Dragon Lightning (Dragon Dreamer Book 2) by J.S. Burke (Review by Kat, #NerdGirlKat)

Title: Dragon Lightning (Dragon Dreamer Book 2)

Author: J.S. Burke

Published Date: October 10th 2016

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

Dragon Lightning is book 2 in The Dragon Dreamer series. It’s a fast-paced adventure with flying dragons, an undersea world, and unlikely friendships. This science fantasy is layered for readers age 9 to adult.

Drakor seems like a normal young ice dragon with a talent for making lightning swords. But he alone feels the changing heart of his island Volcano. It destroyed his beloved sire. Now he foresees their doom, but none will listen. As he seeks proof, the Volcano shakes him off into the frozen sea . . .

Arak was mocked as a worthless dreamer until he and Scree, a fearless undersea misfit, saved the dragons. Now dragons and octopi sail north in search of mythical ice dragons. They find Drakor and a terrifying reality. When Scree enters the abyss to check his volcano, she discovers everyone is in peril. Can this crew of unlikely friends save three realms?

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***Kat, #NerdGirlKat Review***
Grab your family, wetsuits, and some honey roasted nuts as you… Continue reading

Where There’s Faith (Fairfield Corners #3) by L.A. Remenicky (Review by Cat, #NerdGirlCat)

Title: Where There’s Faith (Fairfield Corners #3)

Author: L.A. Remenicky

Published Date: 2017

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

A past she can’t remember. A love he can’t forget.

After hitting rock bottom, Robert Newlin embraced sobriety and tried to live his life quietly and alone at his family’s lake cottage. Blaming himself for the accident that claimed the love of his life, he spent most of his time alone and grieving until she moved into the cottage next door.

Faith McMillan had no memory of her life before that day three years ago. The physical scars had faded but the emotional ones were still fresh and raw. Living rent-free seemed like a great way to finish her second book and would give her the time to figure out her next move. But then she met the reclusive guy next door.

Robbie and Faith – can two broken people who vowed to live their lives alone find happiness together?

***Adult Warning – May Contain Graphic Sex, Strong Language, Or Adult Situations. Caution Advised***
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***Cat, #NerdGirlCat Review***
 This is my first book by this author and… Continue reading

Promises of Virtue (Earthbound Angels Book 2) by Randi Perrin (Review by Heather, #NerdGirlHeather)

Title: Promises of Virtue (Earthbound Angels Book 2)

Author: Randi Perrin

Published Date: January, 31st 2017

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

Love has never been Cheryl Brigham’s plan. She’s not cut out for second dates, relationships, or happily ever afters.

All that changes when she’s on vacation in Paris. First dates lead to second dates, which leads to a whole lot more than she ever bargained for—but she knows it’s all over when she returns home. That’s okay with her.

Until it’s not.

When it’s no-strings-attached, what will Cheryl do when her heart gets tangled up?

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

I read the first An Earthbound Angels novel and loved it. I couldn’t wait to read this one.
This story goes off of the first one. Cheryl use to be an angel but lost her wings. She takes advise from her best friend and goes on vacation. While shes away she meets a man named Luc. Who ends up being an angel as well. This novel is about sharing something special, not… Continue reading

Smoke and Mirrors (The Ever Chace Chronicles #3) by Susan Harris (Review by Melanie, #NerdGirlVamp)

Title: Smoke and Mirrors (The Ever Chace Chronicles #3)

Author: Susan Harris

Published Date: May 29th 2017

Genre: Paranormal

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

Ever Chace is a Valkyrie, but not just any Valkyrie—she’s a Valkyrie queen in the making.

Torn between the past and present, love and obligation, Ever is terrified of saying the words that would break the curse she is bound to. Pushing Derek away hasn’t simplified things; it has only made her miserable. With her father waking, and her and Derek’s lives on the line, can she really shy away from who and what she is becoming? How long can Ever keep her past lives a secret?

Pushing thoughts of his mate aside, Derek tries to focus on the task at hand—tracking down a monster that leaves nothing but a husk behind. But Ever is never truly off his mind, even as two of his own become targets of the unsub. Can he set his personal distractions aside to keep his team alive?

***Adult Warning – May Contain Graphic Sex, Strong Language, Or Adult Situations. Caution Advised***
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***Melanie, #NerdGirlVamp Review***
This is the… Continue reading

#AwesomeBlog – The Great Pursuit (Eurona Duology #2) by Wendy Higgins (Review by Gladys, #NerdGirlOfficial)

Hello Nerd Herd!!!!!

As you know from time to time we will share with you some reviews or musings from the “Non Indie” world so here are Gladys’s thoughts on The Great Hunt

Melanie V””V #NerdGirlVamp

 

Title: The Great Pursuit (Eurona Duology #2)

Author: Wendy Higgins

Published Date: March 7th 2017

Genre: YA 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

Lochlanach has traded the great beast for something far more terrible, a Lashed enemy veiled in beauty, deception, and a vengeance passed down through generations: Rozaria Rocato. And she’s offering the hunter Paxton Seabolt power and acceptance he could never receive in his homeland. Pax must decide how far he’s willing to go under her tutelage, knowing she is the opponent of Princess Aerity Lochson.

In a land where traditionalists dread change, the Lochlan throne must contend with mysterious foes and traitors, while attempting to keep revolt at bay. As dire circumstances strike the royal family, matters of the castle are left in Aerity’s hands. It’s time to put aside her fears and grasp the reign, taking actions that have the potential to save or destroy her people.… Continue reading

Black Rose by K.L Bone (Review by Amber, #NerdGirlAmbz)

Title: Black Rose

Author: K.L. Bone

Published Date: October 16th 2014

Genre: Dark 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

“May the Black Rose protect you in life and avenge you in death.” – Vow of the Black Rose

Six hundred years ago, the Muir Court was wiped from existence, destroyed by an elite group known as the Black Rose Guard. Their Captain, Mara, has a reputation of being a harsh woman who leads the guard with a fierce formality. During her long years, she has known pain, loss, heartache…and one great love.

Edward was the Captain of the Royal Guard of the Ciar Court. He loved her once. However, it was a love that faded the day he met young Liza, the Princess who stole the heart he had once sworn belonged to Mara alone. Liza was also the woman Mara was fated to protect. When the Queen learns of her daughter’s forbidden love for Edward, she devises a series of punishments, torturing Edward while her daughter is forced to watch. In a an act of desperation, Mara takes Liza’s place and looks on helplessly as Edward… Continue reading

Tales From Ara: Into the Unknown by Irena de Wardin & Isabella de Wardin (Review by Gladys, #NerdGirlOfficial)

Title: Tales From Ara: Into the Unknown

Author: Irena de Wardin & Isabella de Wardin

Published Date: March 9th 2017

Genre: Fantasy

Rating:

1 star1 star1 star1 star

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

Synopsis

Single and hopelessly romantic, Harlette is your everyday girl who dreams only of two things: falling in love and finding her place in the world.

Her relatively uneventful life takes an unexpected turn when she is transported into another world, Ara, without so much as an explanation or even a decent pair of trousers.

Wearing nothing but underwear and stilettos, she finds herself in Nimrod’s forest, just to be captured by the elven king Karayan and his guard. Nimrod is Ara’s strongest kingdom, and Karayan is the most powerful of elves.

Despite developing a keen interest in her, humans are a rare sighting in Ara and usually a bad omen; this makes Karayan suspicious of Harlette and even, disagreeable…

Thrown into the middle of a rising interdimensional war, marked as a trespasser and with no way of returning home, Harlette is dragged into a series of adventures and soon finds out that this fairy tale – no matter how cruel… Continue reading

Turbulence by E.M. Whittaker (Review by Cianna, #NerdGirlSunshine)

Title: Turbulence

Author: E.M. Whittaker

Published Date: December 3rd 2016

Genre: Urban 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

One calculative move changed her life forever.

Aviere Mye thought that she’d left street racing behind after her work as poisoner and apothecary for Charm City’s crime syndicate earned her a place in the Underground.

When she is handed an opportunity to race again, she seizes it, hoping to find answers about her husband’s disappearance. But the Underground had its own plans for her. A string of murders set the authorities on her trail, forcing her to work with Keith Travis, a rogue agent with the FBI, to apprehend the culprit responsible for the crimes.

With only five days to complete the assignment before a bomb explodes, can Aviere survive both Travis and the Renegades?

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***Cianna, #NerdGirlSunshine Review***
Impressive! This book was a combination of so many things I love! Not only is this an urban fantasy book dealing with paranormal creatures, crime lords, car racing and magic! I couldn’t believe how much was packed into this novel, and yet nothing yet out of place! The author took the… Continue reading

In the Snows of Haz (Heart of the World, #1) by Maxine Janerka (Review by Shelley C, #NerdGirlRed)

Title: In the Snows of Haz (Heart of the World, #1)

Author: Maxine Janerka

Published Date: January 10th 2016

Genre: Mystery

Rating:

1 star1 star1 star

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

Synopsis

 

Small towns keep their secrets well, and snowy, isolated Haz Gate is no exception. But when a wealthy stranger from the capital is murdered in the night and one of her students stands accused, schoolteacher Linna Nyx has to dig through deceptions thicker than the snow in midwinter to piece together the truth, and comes face to face with a killer who would destroy not only Linna’s peaceful existence, but the very order of the Empire itself.
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***Shelley C, #NerdGirlRed Review***

This story feels more like a snippet or prequel to a much larger series rather than the first book. There is not as much world building or character development to allow me to get invested in the people and world. The book also ends as if it was a beginning; current problem solved yet room for a future series. I did enjoy the story and with the amazing potential the world and characters have; I will definitely read more… Continue reading

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