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Degrees Of Distortion (Distortion Series, #1) by Aimee McNeil (Review by Laura – #NerdGirlVixen)

Title: Degrees Of Distortion (Distortion Series, #1)  

Author: Aimee McNeil 

Published Date: July 26th 2016

Genre: Romantic Suspense

Rating:

1 star1 star1 star1 star

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

Synopsis

My life was perfect once…
Now I no longer recognize myself.
Alex is gone.

But that was only the beginning…
My mother was hiding a dark past that came back to haunt us both.

Then there’s Jackson. A man who seems to be everything but the cop he claims to be. When I look into his dark eyes, all logic screams danger. I know I should run, but my body has other plans. He’s made me a slave to my desires, but can I trust him?

The only thing I know for certain is someone is coming for me.
I need to find my mother before it’s too late.
Unless it already is…

NOTE FROM AUTHOR:
This series MUST be read in order for it to make sense. It contains some dark and disturbing scenes as well as some other exciting adult content. You have been warned or maybe enticed. Enjoy!

 

***Adult Warning – May Contain Graphic Sex, Strong Language, Or Adult… Continue reading

A Witch in the Family: The Salem Witch Trials Re-examined in Light of New Evidence by Stephen Hawley Martin (Review by Melanie V””V – #NerdGirlVamp)

Title: A Witch in the Family: The Salem Witch Trials Re-examined in Light of New Evidence

Author: Stephen Hawley Martin

Published Date: March 29th 2017

Genre: Non Fiction / Historical / Occult

Rating:

1 star1 star1 star1 star

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

Synopsis

Findings by University of Virginia researchers have compelled award-winning author Stephen Hawley Martin to reconsider what led to the 1692 witch hysteria that ravaged the Massachusetts Bay Colony. Hence this new edition of his Amazon 4.5-star-rated book first published in 2006. Martin writes that now, after 325 years, the discovery by U.Va. provides the missing piece of the puzzle that causes the others fall into place.

Nineteen were hanged, including the author’s seven-times-great grandmother, one was crushed to death, and five died in prison. Why? Were the so-called “afflicted” faking their symptoms as many historians maintain? Martin didn’t think so in 2006, and he does not think so now. He pursues several avenues of investigation that include the remarkable power of belief, the possibility indicated by quantum physics experiments that thought creates reality, and arrives at an explanation thought to be impossible until the U.Va. findings were released.

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Reckless Treasure by Cecily Wolfe (Review by Laura – #NerdGirlVixen)

Title:  Reckless Treasure 

Author: Cecily Wolfe 

Published Date: April 24th 2017

Genre: Contemporary Romance

Rating:

1 star1 star1 star

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

Synopsis

Give in to the darkness within.
Rebecca Renfield and her best friend Johanna Seward are reopening an old sanatorium to start their psychology practice when Bec discovers old recordings from a John Seward pertaining to someone with her surname. What she finds in the recordings are unnerving, but their new night-shift doctor promises to provide the distraction Bec needs.
Victoria Draconis is a mysterious, beautiful woman who opens doors into levels of pain, pleasure, and submission that Bec had never imagined existed.

 

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

After finishing this book, I had to take some time to reflect on how I felt about it. The synopsis threw me off a bit. I went in expecting certain story and ended up with something different. The book has multiple points of views and I felt that it took away from the story it could have been. There were too many loose ends and… Continue reading

Lady of Sherwood (Outlaws of Sherwood #1) by Molly Bilinski (Review by Gladys – #NerdGirlOfficial)

Title: Lady of Sherwood (Outlaws of Sherwood #1)

Author: Molly Bilinski

Published Date: April 11th 2017

Genre: YA Fantasy / Re-telling

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

Robin of Lockesly was neither the son her father wanted, nor the daughter her mother expected. When she refuses an arranged marriage to a harsh and cruel knight, the deadly events that follow change her destiny forever.

After a night of tragedy, Robin and the few remaining survivors flee to Nottingham. With a newfound anonymity, they start to live different lives. There, she and her band make mischief, robbing from the rich and giving to the poor. But charity isn’t the only thing she wants—she wants revenge.

As the sheriff draws his net closer, Robin’s choices begin to haunt her. She’ll have to choose between what’s lawful and what her conscience believes is right—all while staying one step ahead of the hangman.

 

***Some  Adult Situations. Caution Advised***
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***Gladys – #NerdGirlOfficial’s  Review***
As readers of my reviews know, I am a lover of superheroes, historical romance and fairy tale retellings. Lady of Lockesly fits the bill!! She may not have… Continue reading

Matilda Empress by Lise Arin (Review by Jaime – #NerdGirlJay)

Title: Matilda Empress  

Author: Lise Arin 

Published Date: March 14th 2017

Genre: Historical Fiction

Rating:

1 star1 star1 star1 star

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

Synopsis

Matilda, a 12th-century Empress of the Holy Roman Empire and daughter of Henry I, is twenty-four years old and a widow. She returns to inherit her father’s double realm of England and Normandy, but is promptly married against her will to Geoffrey, a minor continental nobleman. Absent from England at the time of her father’s death, Matilda loses her throne to her cousin, Stephen, despite their ongoing and secret love affair.

For almost twenty years, anarchy reigns throughout the empire, and their illicit passion fluctuates between hatred and obsession. The only hope is the Empress’s growing faith and their illegitimate son, whose rightful claim to the English throne could finally halt the bloody, endless war.

In the vein of Philippa Gregory’s The Other Boleyn Girl, Matilda Empress illuminates the real history of the early English monarchs, while exploring what is at stake when a strong woman at the center of great upheaval refuses to play by the rules laid out for her.

 

***Adult Warning – Caution Advised… Continue reading

The Mermaid Catches Her Mate (Nocturne Falls Universe) by Jax Cassidy (ARC Review by Melanie V””V – #NerdGirlVamp)

Title: The Mermaid Catches Her Mate (Nocturne Falls Universe) 

Author: Jax Cassidy 

Published Date: Expected May 23rd 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

 

Luna Matsya is a local celebrity as a trendsetting hairstylist, but she’d prefer to spread her fin in a nice body of water rather than make a big splash around town. She’s starting to believe that her ability to live and walk among mortals is more of a curse rather than a blessing. Especially now that the flashy tent from a touring magic show is blocking her lake. Where’s a mermaid to swim when the slightest mistake can put her in the spotlight?

Ace Conall is infamous for his daring tricks and he plans to make history with an epic illusion before taking a lengthy hiatus. This is a chance for him to finally feel at home after harboring a secret that may be the greatest magic act never revealed. What he hadn’t expected was falling for a smart-mouthed siren tangled up in his plans

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***Melanie – #NerdGirlVamp’s  Review***
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Finding Kate by Maryanne Fantalis (Review by Jaime – #NerdGirlJay)

Title: Finding Kate  

Author: Maryanne Fantalis 

Published Date: March 5th 2017

Genre: YA /  Shakespeare Retelling

Rating:

1 star1 star1 star1 star

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

Synopsis

 

Kathryn’s strong will and sharp tongue have branded her a shrew in her small town. Now, not even the generous dowry offered by her wealthy father can tempt any man to court her. But when Sir William rides into town on his magnificent war horse, Kathryn’s world turns upside down.

William is like a burr in Kathryn’s side from the very beginning. Even the way he insists on calling her “Kate” irritates her thoroughly, yet she can’t keep from listening for his voice. Though he claims he is the only man for her, she is certain he only wants her rich dowry. When he proposes marriage, she accepts as a way out of her miserable home.

Freed from her cruel family and judgmental town, Kathryn must decide whether she will continue her battle of wills with the sometimes charming, often maddening Sir William. Will she remain the shrewish Kathryn or find a way to be Will’s Kate?

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A Bloody Legacy by Lily Luchesi (Review by Shelly – #NerdGirlXrayer)

Title: A Bloody Legacy  

Author: Lily Luchesi 

Published Date: April 27th 2017

Genre: Paranormal Erotica

Rating:

1 star1 star1 star1 star

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

Synopsis

Give in to the darkness within.
Rebecca Renfield and her best friend Johanna Seward are reopening an old sanatorium to start their psychology practice when Bec discovers old recordings from a John Seward pertaining to someone with her surname. What she finds in the recordings are unnerving, but their new night-shift doctor promises to provide the distraction Bec needs.
Victoria Draconis is a mysterious, beautiful woman who opens doors into levels of pain, pleasure, and submission that Bec had never imagined existed.

 

***Adult Warning – May Contain Graphic Sex, Strong Language, Or Adult Situations. Caution Advised***
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***Shelly – #NerdGirlXrayer’s  Review***

This is a short story but such an intense read. I will admit the blurb drew me in. Rebecca and her friend bough an old sanatorium to start their psychology practice. I knew with that sentence I needed to read this story. Along with the fact that it was written by Ms. Luchesi, who writes incredible paranormal stories.

Rebecca and Johanna have ties to… Continue reading

The Pearl and the Carnelian by Annabel Fielding (Review by Cianna – #NerdGirlSunshine)

Title: The Pearl and the Carnelian 

Author: Annabel Fielding 

Published Date: September 20th 2016

Genre: Historical Fiction

Rating:

1 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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***Cianna – #NerdGirlSunshine’s  Review***

I am a historical fiction lover. I have read so much historical fiction, and some have been great, and others have been terrible. It is one of those tough genres because you need to have a few things working in your favor. The setting is critical because without the place and time the story is lost.

I enjoyed this story. It was a solid story, and the relationship that was crafted between Hester and Lady Lucy was very emotional, and I enjoyed that ot wasn’t overly drawn out and detailed in the story. It allowed it to flow naturally. That was the highlight of the book for me.
The whole relationship was crafted to be the focus on the story, but I really enjoyed how the author crafted these two ladies and weaved their stories together really interested me.

The only struggle I really had was the pacing of the story. Parts were fast, but others were very… Continue reading

The Decorator Who Knew Too Much (A Madison Night Mystery Book 4) by Diane Vallere (Review by Melanie V””V #NerdGirlVamp)

Title: The Decorator Who Knew Too Much (A Madison Night Mystery Book 4)

Author: Diane Vallere  

Published Date: April 17th 2017

Genre: Mystery / Thriller

Rating:

1 star1 star1 star

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

Synopsis

When Interior Decorator Madison Night accepts an assignment in Palm Springs with handyman Hudson James, she expects designing days and romantic nights. But after spotting a body in the river by the job site, she causes a rift in the team. Add in the strain of recurring nightmares and a growing dependency on sleeping pills, and Madison seeks professional help to deal with her demons.

She learns more about the crime than she’d like thanks to girl talk with friends, pillow talk with Hudson, and smack talk with the local bad boys. And after the victim is identified as the very doctor she’s been advised to see, she wonders if what she knows can help catch a killer. An unlikely ally helps navigate the murky waters before her knowledge destroys her, and this time, what she doesn’t know might be the one thing that saves her life.

“If you love Doris Day, you’ll love Madison Night, decorator… Continue reading

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