Reviews

Sea Witch by Carol Ann Kauffman (Review by Valerie – #NerdGirlVal)

Title: Sea Witch

Author: Carol Ann Kauffman 

Published Date: May 11th 2015

Genre: Romance / Sci Fi

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

Dr. Laura Martin, Chief Extraterrestrial Life Scientist at The Touchstone Institute of Oceanographic Research, noticed troubling but subtle changes in the Atlantic Ocean. Before she could make sense of it all, her longtime assistant abruptly walked out. Laura hired young, handsome Scott Conner to be her personal assistant. Mayhem ensued, mainly because of Zara, the mermaid/siren/monster in the basement of the Touchstone Institute, who eyed on Scott as her possible mate in a plot for total domination of planet Earth.

“The Touchstone Institute of Oceanographic Research is the most fantastic, exhilarating place on the planet to work. It is high energy, exciting, sometimes maddening, often frightening, heart pounding work. It’s not a job. It’s a lifetime commitment. It gets in your blood. It grabs you by the throat and possesses you, body and soul. And it is work. If you’re not prepared to work your ass off day in and day out, weekends, holidays, your birthday, and your mamma’s birthday, leave now.”

 

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***Valerie – #NerdGirlVal’s… Continue reading

An Accident (Summer in New York, #2) by Lindsay Marie Miller (Review by Stephenee – #NerdGirlSteph)

Title: An Accident (Summer in New York, #2) 

Author: Lindsay Marie Miller

Published Date: March 26th 2017

Genre: Contemporary 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

Amy Andrews is an aspiring young artist living alone in the heart of New York City. With an acceptance letter to NYU in the mail, her dreams of opening her own Manhattan gallery one day appear within reach.

Until Austin Taylor crosses her path. A smooth talkin’ country boy from Southern Missouri with a knack for the culinary arts. What starts as innocent flirtation quickly blossoms into a passionate love affair, branded by sweet temptation and burning desire.

But when a heavy dose of reality drives them apart, will their whirlwind romance come to an end?

Or is their love the kind that lasts a lifetime?

*Can be read as a Stand Alone*

 

***Adult Warning – May Contain Graphic Sex, Strong Language, Or Adult Situations. Caution Advised***
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***Stephenee – #NerdGirlSteph’s  Review***
This is considered book 2 in the series, however, it can be read as a standalone and the reader will be able to jump in and understand everything that… Continue reading

Vegas Lights by J Haney & S I Hayes (Review by Stephenee – #NerdGirlSteph)

Title: Vegas Lights

Author: J Haney & S I Hayes 

Published Date: January 24th 2017

Genre:  Erotica / 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

What happens in Vegas, never actually stays in Vegas… Brent Casey aka Brent Jagger is the lead guitarist of one of the best Southern Rock bands, in the world, Fallen Angels. He’s been sober for three years when he wakes up hungover and in a bed, that isn’t his. To make matter’s worse there’s someone in bed with him, and he’s got a ring on that he doesn’t recognize. He knows quickly he’s messed up. Thinking he can just get it annulled he sneaks out of the hotel to be grabbed by his detail and shoved into his car to be taken to the airport they have a gig in Sydney, and will be gone for three months, hoping Lawyers can handle it he’s at a loss as he doesn’t even know her last name. When he finds her, he finds he’s stuck, as she burrows under his skin. But can this mouthy, Texas girl handle the life of a Rocker? One… Continue reading

**Awesome Blog** The Carnelian Crow (Stoker & Holmes, #4) by Colleen Gleason (Review by Melanie V””V #NerdGirlVamp)

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As you know from time to time we will share with you some reviews or musings from the “Non Indie” world so here are my thoughts on The Carnelian Crow

Melanie V””V #NerdGirlVamp

Title: The Carnelian Crow (Stoker & Holmes, #4) 

Author: Colleen Gleason

Published Date: July 11th 2017

Genre:  YA Steampunk

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 since the debacle of the Chess Queen Enigma, Mina Holmes and Evaline Stoker have laid low, trying to settle back into their quiet lives as young ladies of London. But the Holmesian deductive abilities won’t remain dormant for long, and when Mina receives a strange package from a winged, midnight visitor, she is catapulted into a new, dangerous adventure: the search for The Carnelian Crow.

Meanwhile, Evaline has received some very disturbing news–news that will change her life forever. Along with that unpleasant knowledge is the strange disappearance of her nemesis, the disreputable pickpocket Pix.

When it becomes clear the arch-villainess the Ankh has made her next move, it will take all of Mina’s Holmesian ingenuity and Evaline’s courage and determination to stop the… Continue reading

Happier Without You by Nicole Thorn (Review by Laura – #NerdGirlVixen)

Title: Happier Without You 

Author: Nicole Thorn

Published Date: May 27th 2017

Genre: YA 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

I’m happier without you. That’s what the love of my life, Peter, said to me, in the conversation that ended our relationship. I didn’t see it coming, and it left me reeling. What do you do when every plan you’ve made for your life, falls apart? I shut down.
Life came back to me one heartbeat at a time, starting with my destroying a car that didn’t belong to me. Needless to say, I made an enemy in Tammy, one of the cheerleaders for Peter’s lacrosse team. Not only does she hate me, but every one of her friends do too, including my ex’s new girlfriend.
While I avoid Tammy’s shots at me, I’ve been getting to know two people who showed up in my life. Poe and Cathy. For some reason, they like me, and Peter isn’t pleased about that. While trying to save myself from Tammy’s increasing threats, I have to deal with Peter trying to make me feel guilty for moving on. How… Continue reading

Monsters Among Us (Monsters Among Us #3) by Amanda Strong (Review by Stephenee – #NerdGirlSteph)

Title: Monsters Among Us (Monsters Among Us #3)

Author: Amanda Strong

Published Date: June 26th 2017

Genre: YA Sci Fi / 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

What if the fate of the world lies with the monster—not the hero?

The world is shifting, and Sammy has complete control. But as hidden truths surface, she starts to doubt everyone who is close to her. The Ancients and Kory have been harboring dark secrets, and it could mean war between the Dragon Fae and the Irukas. With the Defenders as her devoted soldiers, Sam must make some difficult decisions. Should she save the world… or save herself?

Blake won’t give up on Sam. He knows he can’t trust Tonbo anymore, or the web of lies he’s been thrown into. If he hopes to save Sam, he must find the real reason Kory created the bug army. Turns out there could be something far worse than bloodthirsty bugs buriedon the islands, and Blake will have to fight his own inner demons if he wants to save those he loves—including Sam.

In a world filled with mistrust and lies, Blake and… Continue reading

Hetty by Sarah Michelle Lynch (Review by Destiny – #NerdGirlDezzy)

Title: Hetty 

Author: Sarah Michelle Lynch 

Published Date: May 1st 2017

Genre:  Contemporary 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

A novel proving art transcends all which divides us as human beings.

“We were just meant to be and fate in all her conniving, wicked glory, wouldn’t have had this union any other way.”

Hetty is determined not to be a victim but she doesn’t see that in some ways, she still is. When something doesn’t go how she wants it to, she finds it incredibly difficult to overcome, and continually avoids situations outside of her control.

It isn’t just love that will change her, though. Oh, no. Cue a series of events which will shape the woman she will be ever after.

Enter three men, each with a lesson to deliver. One, an unassuming father figure. The next, a lover. The last, a friend from a different world to hers.

Hetty’s journey is a surprising, exciting and humbling one which may draw tears of laughter and of sadness from the reader.

**This novel does contain some details which would spoil the Angel Avenue duet if… Continue reading

Of Cats and Sea Monsters (Cat Daddies Mysteries Book 2) by Wren Cavanagh (Review by Shelley C. – #NerdGirlRed)

Title: Of Cats and Sea Monsters (Cat Daddies Mysteries Book 2) 

Author:  Wren Cavanagh 

Published Date:

Genre: Mystery

Rating:

1 star1 star1 star1 star

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

Synopsis

In the idilyc coastal town of Urchin Cove, Jericho, the official clinic cat for the town’s only vet had hoped to spend the summer relaxing after helping break up a dog fighting ring in the spring.

He had been longing to let the summer sun soak into his jet-black fur, but it was not meant to be. He is dragged into a missing persons case that leads to one murder, and then another, Jericho’s summer goes off with a bang.

Worse, the seas monsters are returning to Urchin Cove, the mono-clawed kitten is missing, and a haunted ship has set sail from the furthest reaches of hell with cargo and passengers keen to wipe the Cove of the map.

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***Shelley C – #NerdGirlRed’s  Review***
I absolutely adore Jericho and the many sides of his personality. Not only does he covertly traipse around town trying to discover the truth of things but this time we get to see his protective side with… Continue reading

Fame And Obsession (Lords of Lyre, book 1) by Cora Kenborn (Review by Kristin – #NerdGirlSolider)

Title: Fame And Obsession (Lords of Lyre, book 1)

Author: Cora Kenborn

Published Date: October 28th 2016

Genre: NA 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

Struggling writer Phoebe Ryan abandons her southern roots and heads to New York, determined to leave her nightmarish past behind…

She was not expecting to meet a famous rock star, or to be coerced into ghostwriting his autobiography. But she tries to maintain focus on her dream of becoming an author, despite the attraction she feels for the sexy rocker, not to mention the baggage that comes with him.

Julian Bale’s world was shattered one drunken night, and it almost ruined him…

Weighed down by guilt, he blames himself for an accident he could’ve prevented. He will play the game, but swears his hot little ghostwriter will never get that story out of him. As much as he wants her, if he has to choose between his dream and hers, it’s no contest.

Phoebe and Julian give in to a forbidden attraction, and their public romance risks both their lives…

An obsessive fan is on the loose and now that the secret’s out,… Continue reading

Shadow of the Rose: A Tale of the Black Rose Guard by K.L. Bone (Review by Gladys – #NerdGirlOfficial)

Title: Shadow of the Rose: A Tale of the Black Rose Guard 

Author:  K.L. Bone 

Published Date: July 5th 2017

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

If you stay with the Lorcan Guard, you will honor your original vow, it is true. But you shall remain forever a shadow of the rose…

For as long as she could remember, Sarah had wanted to be a knight. One fated evening, a man with dark eyes appeared at her mother’s modest inn, and told her a story of love, loss, loyalty, honor, and a life of which Sarah had only dreamed.

Devastated when the man is condemned to the dungeons by her own father, Sarah was told she would never see him again. She safeguarded his story, and secrets, resigned to them forever being the treasures of her imagination. More than twenty years later, he reappears, offering Sarah an opportunity beyond her wildest dreams.

A half-mortal, illegitimate child of a lesser court, Sarah’s struggle only begins with leaving all she has known. Her hope for a better future, amid the prejudice of those who look… Continue reading

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