Reviews

Shifter Date – Must Love Lions: Paranormal Dating App Series by Alma Black (Review by Kat – #NerdGirlKat)

Title: Shifter Date – Must Love Lions: Paranormal Dating App Series

Author: Alma Black

Published Date: November 28th 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

Once you go shifter, you never go back…

Alexis Parrish is very single. Sassy and smart, she’s great at her job as a journalist, but it’s never given her the time to find the right man–specifically, a human. So when she gets assigned to interview Max, a lion shifter, about the new paranormal dating app he’s created, she can’t believe her intense attraction to him. After all, humans and shifters don’t date. Max is used to causing trouble. He broke tradition by creating the paranormal dating app, Shifter Date, which humans and shifters alike can use to answer the call of the wild.

When Max challenges Alexis to give him a chance, she can’t say no. A human like her has no business with this handsome alpha lion, but she can’t resist his magnetism. Their chemistry is primal, their connection positively animalistic. After all, once you go shifter, you never go back.

But when a rogue shifter group against interspecies dating targets Alexis, Max… Continue reading

Scotland Lovers – Book 1 (Time Travel Series) by Nadine Travers – (Review by Gladys – #NerdGirlOfficial)

 

Title: Scotland Lovers – Book 1 (Time Travel Series)

Author: Nadine Travers

Published Date: June 30th 2017

Genre: Scottish 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

During a hiking session, Elizabeth is teleported through time. She is still in Scotland but it is now 400 years before her time. She wants to get back home. Will she be able to, though, or will she remain in the past forever? If she can’t get back, will she be able to adapt and find happiness in this period?

Duncan knows the mating pull. He knows that this beautiful stranger is the one for him. Will he be able to convince her to stay, or will he only make the situation worse?

This is the first of a five-part time-travel series.

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***Gladys – #NerdGirlOfficial’s Review***
I love a good romance novel. I love a good time travel novel. Scotland lovers don’t fall short even though it is a short read.

Elizabeth transported to 17 century and finds herself in the clan that Duncan is responsible for. Duncan knows a secret and believes Elizabeth’s time travel tale. Regardless of their mating pull, Duncan… Continue reading

State of Emergency by Mary Hallberg – (Review by Valerie – #NerdGirlVal)

Title: State of Emergency 

Author: Mary Hallberg

Published Date: September 26th 2017

Genre: Horror

Rating:

1 star1 star1 star1 star

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

Synopsis

17-year-old Dallas Langdon is fighting off zombies with a pizza cutter.

Dallas has always loved zombie movies. But when she catches a real live (erm, dead) musician eating a man’s intestines backstage after the show, she knows her movies have become a reality. And what do characters in zombie movies do? Seek shelter. Fortunately, Dallas’s eccentric uncle owns a farmhouse in Chattanooga, an eight hour drive from New Orleans. It’s on top of a steep mountain, surrounded by electric fences, and cut off from the worlds of the living and the dead.

Dallas’s parents, still safe at home, laugh at her idea over the phone. Her friends only agree to join her because it’s fall break and they could use a mini vacation anyway.

But then Dallas’s best friend is killed by a zombie horde when they’re attracted to her ringing cell phone. Civilians think their reanimated loved ones simply have the flu, leaving them alive (well, undead) and rapidly increasing the zombies ranks. And since minors can’t buy… Continue reading

Ashkettle Haunted by A.M. Goetz – (Review by Jaime – #NerdGirlJay)

Title: Ashkettle Haunted

Author: A.M. Goetz

Published Date: October 19th 2017

Genre: Young Adult

Rating:

1 star1 star1 star1 star

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

Synopsis

What if your little brother was perched on the edge of a dark abyss, and only you had the power to pull him back?

Sixteen-year-old Dack Ashkettle is finally free of the abusive uncle who wants him dead. Deep in the Adirondack Mountains of New York, he’s found safety with his two older brothers in their late father’s converted hunting cabin.

He’s safe. He’s happy. He’s with family who loves him.

His young life should be filled with hope and light.

But there’s a darkness that dwells deep inside the traumatized teen, and Dack is helpless to control how and when it surfaces. His doctor calls it post-traumatic stress; his brothers call it terrifying.

With the determined help of Sonny and Bo, Dack struggles to find peace from the memories that plague him and from the mood swings and blackouts he can’t control. Will the boys find a way in time? Or will the youngest Ashkettle succumb, dragging his brothers down into the deep, dark blackness that haunts him?

***Adult Warning… Continue reading

The Other Half of Me by Jennifer Sivec (Review by Stephenee – #NerdGirlSteph)

 

Title: The Other Half of Me

Author: Jennifer Sivec

Published Date: October 17th 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

Maggie and Sam’s love was forever, until it wasn’t.

Is it ever too late to go back home?

Maggie Whitaker had always dreamed about the same boy even though she’d never met him.

A loner, with an overly critical mother and a head full of self-doubt, she has spent most of her life isolated. That is, until she meets Trip. He becomes her only friend until he cruelly betrays her, making her feel even more alone.

Sam has endured far more than anyone has ever realized. When he meets Maggie, he feels as though he knows her immediately. They fall for each other hard and fast and Maggie feels as though she’s been waiting for him her entire life.

Their life together is beautiful as they make plans for a future together, until Sam is in a horrible accident and suddenly everything changes.

When Maggie finds herself alone with no explanation, she does her best to move on with her life. She realizes that erasing Sam from… Continue reading

Pure by Kim Alexander – (Review by Gladys – #NerdGirlOfficial)

 

Title: Pure: New World Magic Book One

Author: Kim Alexander

Published Date: September 26th 2017

Genre: Fantasy, 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 unicorn walks into a bar….’
That is not a joke.
Look, I’m a bartender, I have nothing to do with the xenos. I don’t care if it’s an elf or a vampire–as long as they don’t bother me, I steer clear. I have my reasons–you can see them in the scars on my neck.
I never wanted to get involved. But my life changed for the second time when I saved the life of a unicorn. I made an enemy of something old–old and evil, and whatever it was, it’ll be back for another try. I also made a friend when I decided to help March. He’s only been a human man for a day. I’m responsible for him now. He’s my friend…and maybe something more. Maybe a lot more.
It doesn’t matter to me that he isn’t magical anymore. I don’t care if he’s not PURE.
But he does.
From best-selling author Kim Alexander, a modern fairy tale of magic, love, and redemption.

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If We Had No Winter (Billie Dixon Book 1) by D.L. Pitchford (Review by Laura – #NerdGirlVixen)

Title: If We Had No Winter (Billie Dixon Book 1)

Author: D.L. Pitchford

Published Date: April 27th 2017

Genre: New Adult

Rating:

1 star1 star1 star1 star

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

Synopsis

College freshman and math whiz Billie Dixon has everything planned to a T. But life doesn’t always go according to plan.
Her best friend’s roommate won’t stop goading her, the senior she’s tutoring in calculus develops an unwelcome crush, and she spends much of her time avoiding her estranged father, the Math Department Head. But a sudden encounter with Daddy Dearest forces Billie to face memories and emotions she’d rather ignore, and for the first time, her father wants to rekindle their relationship.
Now, Billie must choose between reinforcing the wall she built around her heart and giving her father a second chance.

***Adult Warning – May Contain Graphic Sex, Strong Language, Or Adult Situations. Caution Advised***
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***Laura – #NerdGirlVixen’s Review***
If We Had No Winter by D.L. Pitchford follows a young woman named Billie. Billie is attending college and majoring in Mathematics. One of my fave characters was Xander. He’s witty and kept surprising me with his actions. I loved the banter between… Continue reading

Racine: The Sisterhood Stories by Alison Clarke (Review by Gladys – #NerdGirlOfficial)

Title: Racine: The Sisterhood Stories

Author: Alison Clarke

Published Date: June 23rd 2017

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

In a world divided by fear, hate, and prejudice, Racine embarks on a journey to discover who she really is. After a life time of alienation and rejection because of the colour of her skin and her Black heritage, she discovers the ultimate truth of good
is wrapped up in the magic of the Story. Stories have the power to change the world, but first, the stories need unlocking.

In this thought-provoking, profoundly moving call-to-arms fantasy story, Alison Clarke tells the story of Racine’s self-discovery and coming of age through her exploration of the ‘Story’ throughout time and ages. As Racine travels from the Library of Congress through time and space to lands both magical and real, she unlocks the mysteries of her own heritage and comes to understand that there are more things that join us than divide us.

Winner of Canada’s Diversity Magazine Award ‘Black Writer Of The Year Award 2017’ Alison Clarke writes inspirational, magical stories with a powerful message about being the change in the… Continue reading

The Awakening (The Elders Trilogy #1) by T.L. Travis (Review by Christine – #NerdGirlPixie)

Title: The Awakening (The Elders Trilogy #1)

Author: T.L. Travis

Published Date: October 5th 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

n The Awakening, book 1 of The Elders Trilogy, Jessica Cartright has come of age. On top of being new to adulthood and all it encompasses; her nightly dreams are haunted by a faceless man guiding her deeper into the darkness. Fight or flight mode ensues, but she’s trapped.
When she’s finally reunited with her first love, her dreams start becoming a reality. Is this a coincidence or are they somehow linked? When these two worlds collide, she fears for her life but finds there’s nowhere left to run.

 

***Adult Warning – May Contain Graphic Sex, Strong Language, Or Adult Situations. Caution Advised***
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***Christine – #NerdGirlPixie’s  Review***
The Awakening by TL Travis (The Elders Trilogy Book 1) is a steamy New Adult novel.

Is it a stalker’s obsession, or true love? Is he her savior, or the ultimate danger to her?

There is love, betrayal, secrets, and prejudices in this novel about two people separated in childhood by circumstances neither could have dreamed up.… Continue reading

A Change In Crime: A Supernatural Depression-Era Thriller (La Famiglia di Mostri, #1) by D.R. Perry (Review by #NerdGirlJulie)

Title: A Change In Crime: A Supernatural Depression-Era Thriller (La Famiglia di Mostri, #1)

Author: D.R. Perry 

Published Date: October 31st 2016

Genre: Thriller

Rating:

1 star1 star

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

Synopsis

In November of 1929, the last autumn leaves started a domino effect in Fall River. At a time when most give thanks, others lurk at society’s fringes, waiting for a shot at revenge. Power. Redemption.

A Mafia hit leaves Leo Riley homeless and at the mercy of Oguina, a powerful monster under an ancient curse. A hunter with skin in this game stalks the streets, playing cat-and-mouse with the creatures he’s sworn to eliminate. The capo di tutti capi with a secret gazes into a moral abyss, threatening to take his men with him if he falls. All struggle to hold on to humanity.

Unlikely allies join forces, fighting for their rights to Fall River’s streets and their very survival. Some will fall, some will rise, but can there ever be a winner when crime and change come to call?

 

***Adult Warning – May Contain Graphic Violence or Adult Situations. Caution Advised***
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***#NerdGirlJulie’s  Review***
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