Reviews

Destiny’s Way (Destiny’s Series Book 3) by Victoria Saccenti (Review by Amber – #NerdGirlAmbz)

Title: Destiny’s Way (Destiny’s Series Book 3)

Author: Victoria Saccenti

Published Date: July 28th 2017

Genre: Historical 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

Destiny can show the way home…if it can navigate the shadows of Fate.

Brian McKay’s love for Marité Muro burns with the heat of an eternal flame. But when he catches her cousin, Michael, forcing an unwanted kiss upon her, Brian’s jealousy comes dangerously close to flaring out of control.

In a moment of despair, he packs his bags and boards a plane for Round Rock, convinced Marité will be better off with anyone else. Someone younger. Someone who isn’t dragging around a crippling load of baggage—and PTSD-fueled demons.

Anger tears at Marité’s heart as she flees to her Abuela’s home. Anger at Brian for abandoning her so easily. At Michael for trying to reignite their past infatuation. Mostly, anger at herself for realizing too late that it’s past time to grow up, take responsibility for her own part in the debacle, and fight for the only man she’ll ever love.

But Fate has a few more tricks to play before Brian and Marité find… Continue reading

Witchful Thinking: A Cozy Paranormal Mystery (The Happily Everlasting Series) by Kristen Painter (ARC Review by Melanie V””V – #NerdGirlVamp)

Title: Witchful Thinking: A Cozy Paranormal Mystery (The Happily Everlasting Series) 

Author: Kristen Painter

Published Date: Expected 31st October 2017

Genre:  Cozy Paranormal Mystery

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

 

Welcome to Everlasting, Maine, where there’s no such thing as normal.

Charlotte Fenchurch knows that, which is why she’s not that surprised when a very special book of magic falls into her hands at the library where she works. As a fledgling witch, owning her own grimoire is a dream come true. But there’s something…mysterious about the book she just can’t figure out.

Leopard shifter Walker Black knows what’s odd about the book. It’s full of black magic and so dangerous that it could destroy the world. Good thing the Fraternal Order of Light has sent him to Everlasting to recover it and put it into safe storage. If he has to, he’ll even take the witch who owns it into custody.

That is until he meets Charlotte and realizes she’s not out to watch the world burn. She’s sweet and kind and wonderful. Suddenly protecting her is all he wants to do. Well, that and… Continue reading

The Indoctrination by K.L. Bone (Review by Gladys – #NerdGirlOfficial)

Title: The Indoctrination

Author: K.L. Bone 

Published Date: August 13th 2015

Genre: Science Fiction / 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

“Empress Dehartra, you have been charged with ninety thousand counts of murder, and high treason. How do you plead?”

“I plead guilty! Guilty to more murders than I can recall. But never, never in my life have I ever committed treason!”

Empress Chrissalynn Dehartra Kasar had been an Earth orphan, until she was kidnapped by a powerful, parasitic race intent on expanding their galactic territory, and conquering new host races. This story is her testimony, told before her enemies.

Raised as the protégée of the powerful Nicholas Kasar, Chrissalynn is trained in the Setian ways. She learns emotions are for the weak. Torture can be a necessary evil, or a priceless work of art. That the lives of lower-ranked citizens are expendable, and the greatest honor is to die for the empire’s glory.

By the age of seventeen, she wins her first major victory, and becomes fully accepted into Setian society. Eventually promoted to a position of power, Chrissalynn requests to lead the assault on future… Continue reading

Beyond Every Mirror by Christine Church (Review by #NerdGirlAJ)

Title: Beyond Every Mirror  

Author:  Christine Church 

Published Date: November 30th 2016

Genre:  Fantasy

Rating:

1 star1 star1 star

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

Synopsis

Beside his own image, Dane Bainbridge sees another; a beautiful ginger haired beauty–behind her, red mountains and clouds as if from another world. He’s seen her his entire life, a life filled with glamour and fame… and loneliness. For the woman in the mirror is his one true love. But, this he does not know, not until he is dragged into her world–one of beasts and lands beyond imagination. One where his sacrifice is the only thing keeping her and the world in which she resides alive.

Once they are together, he remembers it all, and that knowledge means his doom for all eternity. But if he escapes her world, she will perish as will all others behind the looking glass. He is the key that keeps her alive, and she is the key that gives him hope. Can they break the curse that keeps them separated by torture and death? Can they escape together from a world that exists beyond every mirror?

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***#NerdGirlAJ’s  Review***… Continue reading

Skin and Bones by Susan Harris ( Review by Laura – #NerdGirlVixen)

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Title: Skin and Bones 

Author: Susan Harris 

Published Date: June 7th 2016

Genre: Paranormal Mystery

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

Teens are turning up dead, and it will take a special team to catch a killer.

Derek Doyle has been a member of the Paranormal Investigations Team since the monsters revealed themselves to the world. Considering that he thinks a monster is needed to catch a monster, he’s definitely in the right place. As a lone wolf not used to letting many people in, neither man nor beast was prepared for the effect consultant Dr. Ever Chace has on them.

Growing up human in a world of supernatural creatures, Dr. Ever Chace has always felt a need to be special, to stand out. When asked to consult on a case where teens are being brutalized, she relishes the chance to make a difference and help stop a monster. But working alongside a wolf who she’s so drawn to could be the beginning of something Ever might never have envisioned.

Fate and Destiny have a funny way of creeping up on you when you least expect it. With a… Continue reading

Love with a Scottish Outlaw (Highland Weddings #3) by Gayle Callen (Review by Gladys – #NerdGirlOfficial)

Title: Love with a Scottish Outlaw (Highland Weddings #3)

Author: Gayle Callen

Published Date: June 27th 2017

Genre: Historical 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 is worth any risk in this seductive finale of USA TodayBestselling Author Gayle Callen’s Highland Wedding series…

The last thing clan chief Duncan Carlyle expects to encounter in the rain-soaked highlands was Catriona Duff, daughter of the corrupt earl responsible for the price on his head. Yet Duncan finds himself sheltering the beauty who claims to have lost her memory. Catriona could be the key to stopping her father, but only if Duncan can keep her identity—and his dangerously powerful desire—to himself.

Duncan may have rescued Catriona, but the gruff outlaw clearly doesn’t trust her. She’s moved by his mission to rescue kidnapped children, but hiding in a network of caves means living in close quarters with everyone—including Duncan. And even as Catriona struggles to remember her past, the present draws her ever closer to this enigmatic man…and to the secret that could change everything

 

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

**Awesome Blog** The Wood by Chelsea Bobulski (Review by Stephenee – #NerdGirlSteph)

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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 Stephenee’s  thoughts on The Wood

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Title:  The Wood 

Author: Chelsea Bobulski 

Published Date: August 1st 2017

Genre: YA

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

After her father goes missing in the woods that they protect, Winter tries to seek the truth in what happened, why the wood is changing, and what it all has to do with the arrival of a mysterious stranger in this thrilling YA debut.

When Winter’s dad goes missing during his nightly patrol of the wood, it falls to her to patrol the time portals and protect the travelers who slip through them. Winter can’t help but think there’s more to her dad’s disappearance than she’s being told.

She soon finds a young man traveling in the wood named Henry who knows more than he should. He believes if they can work together to find his missing parents, they could discover the truth about Winter’s dad.

The wood is poisoned, changing into… Continue reading

Silver Rose (Black Rose #5) by K.L. Bone (Review by Gladys – #NerdGirlOfficial)

Title: Silver Rose (Black Rose #5)

Author: K.L. Bone

Published Date: August 17th 2017

Genre: High 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

 

History called it the shimmering court. A palace of glass upon the water surrounded by silver roses. For a millennia it stood as a symbol of power and stability within the immortal realms.

In a single night, it washed away in a sea of blood.

Six hundred years ago, Mara, the immortal Captain of the Black Rose Guard, led her knights to their greatest victory: the annihilation of the Muir Court. For avenging a fallen princess, she was hailed a hero. Yet for Mara, the mirror reflected only a killer.

Haunted by the slaughter carried out in the name of honor and duty, Mara hoped she had fought her last battle. But when knights of the Arum Court murdered her sub-captain, hope shattered and the blood roses began to bloom.

Determined to avenge her fallen comrade and save the young woman for whom the long-dormant roses have awakened, Mara dons her ancient Arius blade, and prepares to once again lead her men into a… Continue reading

World of the Innocent by Nadine C. Keels (Review by #NerdGirlJulie)

Title: World of the Innocent  

Author: Nadine C. Keels 

Published Date: May 23rd 2017

Genre: NA / 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

 

“Are you ready to love this young man?” 

Jhoi: she’s poetic. She’s guarded. And she couldn’t imagine having much to do with a guy like Marcas. Sure, Marcas is a brilliant fellow artist, admired by plenty of fans. But he’s so remarkably…strange.

Still, Marcas touches Jhoi’s soul. And through the counsel of a shrewd old neighbor, Jhoi will discover a link between intimate friendship and becoming a steward of an era.

A tale of love, enduring belief, and the meaning of innocence—based on a true story.
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Note: this book is Adult/New Adult contemporary fiction, though it may also be of interest to a young adult audience.

 

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***#NerdGirlJulie’s  Review***

World of the Innocent by Nadine C. Keels is a chaste, Christian romance novella. I felt the beginning was a bit confusing, but it eventually becomes apparent that the main character, Jhoi, is telling readers the events of a meaningful experience in her recent past.

I loved Jhoi’s involvement… Continue reading

Bound for Life (Bound to the Bad Boy, #1) by Alexis Abbott (Review by Christine – #NerdGirlPixie)

Title: Bound for Life (Bound to the Bad Boy, #1) 

Author:  Alexis Abbott 

Published Date: August 1st 2017

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

Bruno: 

I sacrificed everything for her. When I saved her from the mafia, I traded my freedom for hers. I’ve never regretted it. Never looked back. I cut her out of my life to keep her safe. She never even knew what I traded for her.

I did everything I could to protect her from the retribution of the Italian Mafia, but it wasn’t enough. They’re after her again, and all that’s standing between her and the darkest fate imaginable is me.

Serena: 

It’s scary the things you can close your eyes to. Even after I was rescued from men who wanted to do the worst things to me, I went on with my life. I forgot all about the threats of the mafia, about what they forced me to do, and even the man who saved me from them.

But now, my hero has returned, and just in a nick of time. Because the mafia… Continue reading

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