Reviews

Doing Bizness: A Nuclear Thriller by Mary Mycio (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.*

Doing Bizness:   A Nuclear Thriller is a real page turner about the collapse of the USSR and the Nuclear Disarmament Era and the aftermath.  I have a basic knowledge of this time in history as I grew up in 80’s & 90’s, but not well informed.  This novel is intense in so many ways and the Authors firsthand account and vast knowledge that come from living in the Ukraine as a journalist and reporting on this history in the making, gives to the vivid detail in the story that allow the reader to paint a picture and feel that you are right there.

This book is fiction, based on historical facts, and written so well that these intertwine and you get pulled into the story and sometimes it is impossible to separate the two.  This story is very plausible and each chapter starts you with new bulletins and then leads you into the story behind those reports.  The story starts off in the U.S. and takes you to the Ukraine where… Continue reading

Remembering Joy by Jenni Moen (Review By Lauren)

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**Review By  Lauren For The Nerd Girl Page**
Book received  from the author in exchange for a review.
Alexis doesn’t believe in fairytales. She knows first hand that life can turn on a dime – that one stupid mistake can shatter dreams and irrevocably shape the future. Even though her memory of that day is hazy, she has spent the last ten years trying to put it behind her and focus on the future.
Armed with the knowledge that her career will be her only legacy, Alexis works night and day to prove that she is more than just her last name. It’s not only that she doesn’t have time for love – she doesn’t have the heart for it. After all, there’s no point in starting something that you can’t finish.
However, when she meets Adam, she’s drawn to him in a way even she can’t deny. He is dark and brooding and strangely charming. He’s the perfect distraction from the mundane life she’s created for herself. And, as if fate is pushing them together, he seems to be around every corner. It’s enough to almost make her entirely forget about her past and take a chance.… Continue reading

3 Erotica Short Stories by Crystal Blue (Review By Jessica)

*Review Of 3 Short Stories by  Jessica For The Nerd Girl Page**

*I was given copies of these stories  for free from the author in exchange for an honest review.*

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The Interview

This short story (which is the first in a series of 4 and the authors debut) is definitely HOT and not for people who don’t like to read about s-e-x. That being said, I loved that Gloria was an “average” girl maybe even a “big girl.” You hardly ever read erotica novels that have the main female character described as voluptuous or full-figured. I liked that Gloria felt empowered by what she loves to do. I was a bit surprised at what happens during the interview and a little put off by Nathan because of the way he goes about trying to find the perfect “personal assistant.” I’m not sure how I feel about him. Is he using Gloria? Is she using him? Only time will tell! The characters are strong, the sex scenes are steamy…sometimes scorching hot and the plot is interesting. The storyline is easy to follow. Wish it was a little longer. I’m looking forward to reading the next installment in this series.… Continue reading

Running From the Night (Hunter’s Moon Series: Book 1) by R.J. Terrell (Review By Julie)

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

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

Running From The Night by R.J. Terrell is the first book in a fantasy series. This set up novel was better and more complete as a story than many series of late. Although I had a hard time getting into this novel, it was well written. This vampire story is a lot different from the other vampire stories I’ve read before. I think it will appeal more to men. Aside from being written by a man, it is written from the male main character’s point of view.

The story really picks up about half way through the book when the vampire action ramps up. I enjoyed the vampire characters significantly more than the human characters. The main character, Jelani, is the target of some powerful vampires and yet his big dilemma is which girl to pursue. He is also becoming the obsession of a 1/2 vampire named Saya. Thankfully, Saya’s interest in Jelani ends up saving his bacon more than once.

The Hunter’s Moon Series is worth the read.

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Review – Death Of A Black Rose (Rose Trilogy Book 3) by Tish Thawer ARC V””V

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Melanie here aka VampireLovingDork  back  with my review of  Death Of A Black Rose which was I was lucky enough to receive an ARC of. 

Death of a Black Rose is the third and final installment in Tish Thawer’s “Rose Trilogy” and I have been waiting to get my hands on it for about a year and so was thrilled to be able to read the ARC.   These books have a totally original vampire type mythology and throws in a healthy dose of demonology for good measure.

This book did not go at all the way I had expected it to but I wasn’t disappointed in the least.  When I got to the end I have to admit that this was the way things should have ended up although I would never have been able to predict it.   An amazing mix of description and character development with the changing point of views you really get a feel for what is going on in the world but each voice is so distinctive I never felt I had to double check which perspective I was getting at any one time.

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Review – Ending ELE (ELE Series Book 5) by Rebecca Gober and Courtney Nuckles ARC V””V

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Melanie here aka VampireLovingDork  back  with my review of  Ending ELE which was I was lucky enough to receive an ARC of. 

Ending ELE is the fifth and final installment of the amazing YA dystopian series which has followed Willow through more than any 16 year old should have to deal with.  A roller-coaster ride of a series that has had me laughing and crying but above all always craving more.  The only good thing I can say about this being the last book is that at least this time there was no cliffhanger ending.

I wasn’t really sure where I wanted this series to end up but I should never have had any doubts with Courtney and Rebecca.  They nailed it!  Ending ELE answers all the questions you need answering without feeling like they are ticking boxes or trying to tie everything up in a nice bow. 

The characters are amazing!  It is hard to imagine how much they would have to grow from where they were at the beginning but somehow they still “feel” young.  It is my experience that in many of these YA adventures that… Continue reading

Jack Cannon’s American Destiny by Greg Sandora (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**

 

Synopsis:

 

Take a Journey for the Greater Good in this intensely gripping, loving thriller. Join Jack Canon and his insanely loyal team of friends and family as they make their all-or-nothing run for the presidency. You’ll laugh out loud and have your heart ripped in two; all while holding your breath, sitting on the edge of your chair. You’ll become emotionally committed as you find yourself standing behind your new courageous – unstoppable heroes – forced to take unimaginable steps to reach their goal. You’ll be shocked at the heart-wrenching cost.
JACK CANON’S AMERICAN DESTINY – TO SOMEDAY HAVE THE POWER, TO DEDICATE THE HIGHEST OFFICE IN THE LAND–TO MAKE THINGS RIGHT. THIS TIME HE’S ALL IN.

 

Review:

Grade: A

Though this novel has got a bit of a political vibe to it, the skill of the writing made it so I enjoyed reading it. I’m not one who’s big on political books, but this had the right mix of action,… Continue reading

Blood Ties by Gina Whitney (Review By Jaime C)

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

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

Meet Grace, a college student on the brink of finding out that she is half witch, half mortal. Only problem is, the emergence of her powers will put her people and another clan at war. Catherine wants Grace’s powers for her own. Grace’s aunt and her best friend vow to defend her. As does James, a witch from another clan, who Grace is very attracted to.

This is a great read! There is a lot of action and the story didn’t drag at all. The attraction between James and a grace is pretty hot. This isn’t your typical witch story, as these witches stand out. Witches with a twist! There are also werewolves, shape shifters, gargoyles and other supernatural creatures in the story, which I loved. I hope Gina Whitney has a sequel planned!

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Muse By Erin McFadden (ARC Review by Jessica)

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COMING SEPTEMBER 13th  2013 To Amazon!!
**Review Of ARC By Jessica For The Nerd Girl Page**
*I was given a copy of this book for free from the author in exchange for an honest review.*
I wasn’t ready for how fast this book sucked me into it’s gravitational pull. From page one I was hooked. The author seamlessly draws you into a world where being a Muse can be dangerous. I really enjoyed the storyline and plot of this YA novel, it was different than most of the young adult books out there.  I’ve read lots of YA novels and this is one of the best I have read in a long time. The characters are well written, the word building is good and the writing flows nicely. Anna and Daniel’s relationship isn’t based on teenage hormones like so many you read now a days. It was refreshing to read a book in this genre that was actually acceptable for a young adult to read. There was a little bit of something for everyone in this book; Action, humor (I laughed a few times while ready because of the banter), romance and… Continue reading

Waves of Change (World Above Water, #1) by Nulli Para Ora (Review By Leah)

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

*This book was given to me in exchange for an honest review*

This is the second book I have read by this author, and I loved this as well! Ora describes a race of people hidden among us that are connected to water and gives them special powers.

Danny is one of these people! He is a special agent that works directly for his king taking out the enemies of their realm.

Alicia is a brilliant heart surgeon at the top of her field at a very young age. A surgeon in high demand, she has little time to socialize and have life outside of work.

When the two meet there are instant fireworks! Danny knows immediately that she is his dau-hael, or soul mate. He must get to know her and their relationship grows quickly. Soon though she is threatened by another faction of his world, they have been trying to kidnap her since she was a little girl. With the help of his best friend and partner he will do anything to save his soul mate from anyone who threatens her!

This book is beautiful and imaginative. The world hidden… Continue reading

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