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Swimming Upstream by Ruth Mancini (Review By Amy)

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***Review From Amy Conley For The Nerd Girl Page***
“I once read that the end of a relationship is like being involved in a road traffic accident. Which is quite fitting really, given what happened.”

Lizzie has begun to achieve all the things she thought she had ever wanted, but realises instead that she is far from happy. Then she steps out into the path of an oncoming car, and her life begins to unravel, setting off a life-changing chain of events. Lizzie leaves her boyfriend and her home and moves to London to pursue her career. There, she attempts to overcome the legacy of her past and find her true direction in life. Little does she realise that her life is about to take another shocking twist… and that the consequences will be enormous.

Swimming Upstream is a thoughtful but often humorous story about a young woman’s pursuit of happiness. Set in the early 1990s in Cambridge and London, it is also a story of friendship, love and divided loyalties – and the moral choices that Lizzie ultimately faces, when the chips are down.

Described as “Eat, Pray, Love” meets “The Last Weekend”, Swimming Upstream is similar in style… Continue reading

Revenge of the Orgasm: (An Erotic Autobiography) by Greatest Poet Alive (Review By Cianna)

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*Review By Cianna From The Nerd Girl Page**

**I was given a copy of this book, by the author, in exchange for an honest review. All opinions are my own and not influenced by this gesture**

Don’t let the title or author name throw you, like it did for me at first. Using Greatest Poet Alive as a pen name is definitely a bold move and can throw some people off, but overall this is a very sensual, interesting collection of poetry. The author does write sensual, erotic poems in this collection but it’s also made up of some smart poetry, with very emotional themes and complex prose. The author doesn’t just put himself in the erotic genre and forget to include other things as well. It’s a pretty well varied collection and prose and poetry. I’m not a very big fan of the erotica genre in the way of novels, I usually try to avoid them unless they really peak my interest. I try to keep an open mind though, and I’m glad I did. Though under normal circumstances, I wouldn’t pick this book up at the bookstore, based soley on the cover, blurb and title, but reading it,… Continue reading

Tripped Up Love by Julie Farley (Review By Gladys)

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***Review From Gladys**

**Given a copy book from the author in exchange for an honest review**

Book Synopsis
Heather Meadows lost the only love she’s ever known. Her perfect, yet ordinary life was turned upside down the day her 38-year-old husband died. Her happily ever after was gone in the blink of an eye. Heather’s life becomes the subject of scrutiny and pity as she tries to pick up the pieces of her shattered world and raise her three children on her own. In the midst of suburbia and gossipy neighbors, Heather tries to re-build a normal life. Little does she know she’s about to trip into a new adventure. An adventure she could never have imagined. Where will her misstep take her and how will Heather handle the prying eyes of those around her?
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I try to imagine my husband dying now and my life falling apart before my eyes.  Would I be able to pick up my sad pieces of my life, help my daughter get through her sadness and keep going.
Heather lives in a suburban town in VA, has 3 Kids (Not one like me) and tries to muddle her way through… Continue reading

Crimson Night by Marie Hall Release Day Blitz!!!! (Plus Giveaway and Review)

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Blurb:
Welcome to Carnivale Diabolique ― or what I affectionately like to call the circus of the damned.
My name is Pandora, and though my face might not seem familiar to you, you do know me. I’m a Nephilim. What does that mean? I’m half demon, what’s my other name? Lust. I’m the dark craving that drives you mad, makes you want, makes you reckless and stupid. I’m the drug you’ll do anything to get your hands on. But I’m not all bad. I fight for light, for goodness and truth. I love my job, killing vampires and werewolves, zombies, and freaks… it’s what makes me happy.
But people are starting to disappear and lately I’ve felt a dark presence lurking around me. I think it might be a death priest, that’s not good. There isn’t much a demon like me fears, but I fear them. This should have been easy, me killing the fanged freaks, getting rid of my pesky priest problem, but I’m about to be betrayed by the one person I thought I could trust with my life… Continue reading

Fall Into Love (Naughty Nookie) by Serena Akeroyd (Review By Jaime C)

***Review By  Jaime C For The Nerd Girl Page ***

*I received this book from the author in exchange for an honest review.*

Compared to her supermodel gorgeous friends, Simone feels a little on the unattractive side. Wide hips, busty and with a tad more in the backside than she’d prefer. Until she meets Zane. Zane makes her feel more alive than she has ever felt. Then she finds out he has been keeping a secret from her.

A fast paced, hot read. This is a short story, but there is a lot of action packed into the pages. The sex was hot without being too raunchy and the story ends on a note where you want to find out what happens. I can’t wait to read the next installments.
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Renewal by Tabitha Short (ARC Review By Gladys)

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***Review From Gladys**

**Given a copy book from the author in exchange for an honest review**

Book Synopsis
All Grace has ever done is run away. After high school, she ran to Ole Miss, a college far away from her home in Sunset, Louisiana. After college, she ran to a job in Wyoming that spared her from a life in Jackson she didn’t want. Now, at twenty-nine, her husband has passed away and all she knows how to do is run, so she’s run back home.
Now she must work through her loss while building a new life. First, she must repair her relationship with the younger sister she left behind. Then, she has to find a new job, which lands her dealing with an arrogant, sexist boss and a very competitive co-worker. They’re the least of her problems, though. Her old college boyfriend, the one who broke her heart, is the Assistant Director. On top of that, her childhood friend, Morris, keeps showing up asking for a date and flaunting his country boy good-looks.
Going home seemed to be the right answer, but now she’s tired of running. It’s time for her to learn to let go, give in,… Continue reading

A Dog’s Life (FBC Mysteries, #1) by Edward Garbowski Jr (Review By Tina)

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**Review By Tina From The Nerd Girl Page**

*This book was given to me by the author in exchange for an honest review.*

 

A Dogs Life is a murder mystery that is so well written that it is hard to believe this is Edward Garbowski first book.  A real page turner that from the very first page your drawn into the story and you just can’t put it down, there is no place you want to stop and pick up later.

The main character Franklin Benjamin Cartwright (FBC) from the first page has you interested in who he is, where he’s going, and what will he run into.   Every character is written with careful detail that does not give you everything at once, as if you were getting to know a new person in your life.  You get to know them as the story goes on and as you read you’re drawn into the story and forming you own opinion of who each character is, and you might be right or you might be surprised.   I love the fact that the writing for each character, you knew that they were an outsider or… Continue reading

Open Your Eyes by Jani Kay (Review By Lauren)

Synopsis
Second chances? Twisted love triangle? Hot steamy sex? Hell YES!
Open Your Eyes:
Shattered and disillusioned after separating from her domineering husband, all Natalie wants, is a peaceful Christmas vacation in New York City, with her 21 year old daughter, Olivia. Uncomplicated. No pressure. Fun.
What she didn’t expect, was meeting a dangerously handsome stranger in an art gallery. He is charming, sexy as hell, and does funny things to her insides. Her frozen heart slowly melts as he seduces her, awakening her deepest desires, showing her that the kind of love she craves is very possible. She wants him as much as he wants her.
Battling his demons from the past, famous photographer Nicholas Gallagher has successfully evaded serious relationships, earning him the title of the world’s most eligible bachelor. But from the moment he lays eyes on Natalie, she stirs something in him. Compelled to chase the sadness from her vivid blue eyes, Nick is captivated by the spirited Australian beauty.
Hot romance.
Steamy sex.
Absolute perfection.
Until Natalie gets a call from home – one she can’t ignore. In a fateful moment the game changes and throws her life into chaos. Gabriel, her jealous ex, wants… Continue reading

The Emblazoned Red by Dawn McCullough-White (Review By Pauline)

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**Review By Pauline From The Nerd Girl Page*

*This book was given to me by the author in exchange for an honest review.*

For me, this book would be one of the examples of why I should never read the prologue. The prologue opens with a vampire on the hunt, and the entire scene turned me off to the book. The first chapter follow-up wasn’t much better. I was confused, I felt as if there was a lot going on and I was dropped into the middle of it – like someone who didn’t know how to swim being dropped in the deep end of the pool. But the writing is solid, and I pressed on, hoping that the book would live up to the promise made on the beautiful cover.

And boy, did it. It’s not long before we are introduced to the incredibly honorable and loveable pirate captain, Nate Sutton. Swoonworthy like Gerard Butler, his self-sacrificing mannerisms endear him to the reader long before Ilka even becomes aware of her own feelings. The author deserves the title of “Champion of the Anti-hero.” The book became a fast-paced, easy read, and I found myself immersed in a fantasy world… Continue reading

Industrian Revolution (The Chronologies of Gyre:The Gregorian Part One) by Tony Rand Scott (Review By Jaime C)

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A very creative and intriguing read. Gyre is a civilization run by steam-powered robots. These aren’t your typical robots. They are much like humans, with personalities and reasoning. Tony Rand Scott has built a truly unique world that pulls you in and captivates you from the start. I really enjoyed the writing style and the story itself. I would categorize it as sci Fi with a dystopian twist. This is the first book of its kind that kept my attention.

The robots are divided into two factions, the maintenance and repair robots, and the higher form whose task it is to introduce technology to the lower form of biological races. Any kind of human emulation is frowned upon and forbidden. However, after many centuries, some robots have different ideas. Malthusian wants the human race wiped out, but faces opposition from The Gregorian and other factions.

 

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