Reviews

**Awesome Blog** Omens (Cainsville #1) by Kelley Armstrong (Review by Melanie V””V – #NerdGirlVamp)

Hello Nerd Herd!!!!!

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 Omens.

Melanie V””V #NerdGirlVamp

Title: Omens (Cainsville #1)

Author: Kelley Armstrong

Published Date: April 13th 2013

Genre: Urban Fantasy / Paranormal Mystery

Rating:

1 star1 star1 star1 star1 star

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Synopsis

Twenty-four-year-old Olivia Taylor Jones has the perfect life. The only daughter of a wealthy, prominent Chicago family, she has an Ivy League education, pursues volunteerism and philanthropy, and is engaged to a handsome young tech firm CEO with political ambitions.

But Olivia’s world is shattered when she learns that she’s adopted. Her real parents? Todd and Pamela Larsen, notorious serial killers serving a life sentence. When the news brings a maelstrom of unwanted publicity to her adopted family and fiancé, Olivia decides to find out the truth about the Larsens.

Olivia ends up in the small town of Cainsville, Illinois, an old and cloistered community that takes a particular interest in both Olivia and her efforts to uncover her birth parents’ past.

Aided by her mother’s former lawyer, Gabriel Walsh, Olivia focuses on the Larsens’ last crime, the one her birth mother swears… Continue reading

Seduced (Whiskey Nights, #5) by Suzannah Daniels (Review by Catherine – #NerdGirlCat)

Title: Seduced (Whiskey Nights, #5)

Author: Suzannah Daniels

Published Date: April 17th 2017

Genre:  Contemporary 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

SEDUCED is a new adult, contemporary romance recommended for adult readers due to mature content.

Landing a photo shoot with a hot lingerie model is every guy’s fantasy. And that includes Evan Mayfield. He expects nothing more than an interesting gig and a quick paycheck, but once the photographer starts snapping pictures, Evan realizes the job is going to be a lot harder than he thought. The sexy brunette with whom he’s posing is beautiful, intriguing, and a first-class ice princess. He should take the money and run, but he never could resist a good challenge.

Francesca Jones has sworn off men, which has given her time to focus on entrepreneurship. After settling down in the sleepy town of Creekview, she started her own lingerie business. Now she’s ready for the next step—launch an online shop for her designs, including a new line for men. But the fitness model she hired is making it difficult to concentrate with his warm hands and his penetrating gaze, and… Continue reading

SEAL Defender (Brothers in Arms #1) by Leslie North (Review by Kristin – #NerdGirlSoldier)

Title: SEAL Defender (Brothers in Arms #1) 

Author: Leslie North

Published Date: March 22nd 2017

Genre:  Military Romance

Rating:

1 star1 star

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

Synopsis

Mark Aleki Rogers left the Navy SEALs behind, but he found another use for his special skills. He and his fellow “Brothers-in-Arms” now run an intense boot camp that trains civilians to survive extreme situations. Mark’s size is intimidating, but the half-Samoan surfer is an eternal optimist. A suspicious string of suicides among SEALs, however, has Mark convinced it’s murder. He’s determined to get to the bottom of it…quietly. If he doesn’t, a murderer may go free.

Reporter Geneva Rios has come to the California coast looking for a story. The recent SEAL suicides are connected to the Brothers-in-Arms, and Geneva wants to know more. The interview she’s hoping for, though, comes at a price. The smoking-hot SEAL won’t talk unless she completes his training course. If she can survive Mark’s audition, she’ll have the angle she needs. Spending more time with Mark has its own perks, but for the exotic brunette, exposing the Navy SEALs is more than just a story…it’s personal.

As… Continue reading

Levels of Exposure (Distortion, #2) by Aimee McNeil (Review by Laura – #NerdGirlVixen)

Title: Levels of Exposure (Distortion, #2)

Author:  Aimee McNeil 

Published Date: December 22nd 2016

Genre: Thriller / Suspense

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

My name is Lexie Wilder—or at least that is what I believe it is.
I have too much time to think as I remain locked within these four walls…Alone.

What plagues me most is the fact that Jackson lied to me. But I cannot bring myself to hate him no matter how hard I try. The look on his face when I was taken haunts me, but maybe not everything was a lie…

I have been torn from my life and tossed into dangers I could’ve never imagined. I have seen horrific things that will haunt me for the rest of my days. Though nothing has made my blood run as cold as knowing the possibility that the man who keeps me captive could be my father…

What would that make me?

NOTE FROM AUTHOR:
This series MUST be read in order for it to make sense. It contains some dark and disturbing scenes as well as some other exciting adult content. You… Continue reading

When our Worlds Collide by Kellie Wallace (Review by Shelly – #NerdGirlXrayer)

Title: When our Worlds Collide

Author: Kellie Wallace

Published Date: January 3rd 2017

Genre:  Dystopian

Rating:

1 star1 star1 star1 star

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

Synopsis

As one city’s fate hangs in the balance, a woman’s destiny is about to be determined…

Amira Frost is forced to watch her home be invaded by the warmonger state, Argos. Divided into multiple class zones, the city’s once peaceful existence is threatened.
When an opportunity arises for Amira to get close to the General, she accepts with the hope that her new position as his personal food taster can help reclaim the municipality, but she is pulled deeper into his regime than she initially anticipated.

For every controlling force, a resistance is born…

The Ravens’ elusive leader, Grayson Roe, has one goal—to lead the resistance to victory against the barbaric military. Dedicated and ruthless, he sets out to use Amira to their advantage by offering her a proposal she’s unable to refuse.
Nothing will stop him from regaining control over his city and its people—not even the dark haired beauty whose loyalty seems questionable.

A city threatens to fall and a decision needs to be made…… Continue reading

What’s Buried Beneath (Memories #1) by Melissa Silvey (Review by Kristin – #NerdGirlSoldier)

Title: What’s Buried Beneath (Memories #1)

Author: Melissa Silvey 

Published Date: November 10th 2016

Genre:  Women’s Fiction

Rating:

1 star1 star1 star1 star

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

Synopsis

Trigger warnings AND 18+

“What’s Buried Beneath” is the first book in the Memories duet.
Caught between two men… Between her past and her future.
Chelsea is the victim of a horrible accident, one that steals the last four years worth of her memories. She’s deeply attracted to her doctor, Aaron Efron. But there’s another man whom she’s had a forbidden crush on, and no matter how hard she tries, she can’t shake her attraction to him. He’s her boss, the gorgeous yet unobtainable Thorn O’Brien.
There’s another mysterious man lingering in the shadows, one who threatens her happiness with either man she chooses.

Told in close first person, from Chelsea’s POV.

Due to scenes of an adult nature, please 18+ only.
Thank you!

 

***Adult Warning – Contains Adult Situations including Abuse. Caution Advised***
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***Kristin – #NerdGirlSoldier’s  Review***
Reader beware: This book deals with emotional and physical abuse. If these are triggers for you, I do not recommend you read reviews or… Continue reading

Black Bullet by L.D. Rose (Review by Kristin – #NerdGirlSoldier)

Title: Black Bullet  

Author: L.D. Rose

Published Date: November 9th 2016

Genre: Paranormal Romance

Rating:

1 star1 star

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

Synopsis

Fledgling vampire Jonathan Kerr has just met his match.

Not even his past life as a former Marine and FBI agent could prepare him for the battle against the monster inside him, struggling to take hold. After an old nemesis of the Senary surfaces in Brooklyn, unleashing chaos and terror in the battered borough, Jon sets out to take him down. Instead, he ends up with far more than he bargained for when he clashes with the beautiful half-vampire hybrid, Lawan Knight.

After escaping near death and suffering unspeakable horror at the hands of vampires, Lawan trusts no one, regardless of species. In between bouts of drunken stupor, her only goal is to exterminate all those who’ve wronged her, including every member of Jon’s vampire bloodline. But Jon’s soulful eyes and quick smile crawls under her skin, transforming her black and white world into a hazy shade of gray.

As the days rapidly grow darker, Jon and Lawan turn to one another, but their inner demons threaten to… Continue reading

**Awesome Blog** Welcome to Night Vale (Night Vale #1) by Joseph Fink & Jeffrey Cranor (Review by Melanie V””V – #NerdGirlVamp)

Hello Nerd Herd!!!!!

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 Welcome to Night Vale 

Melanie V””V #NerdGirlVamp

 

Title: Welcome to Night Vale (Night Vale #1)

Author: Joseph Fink & Jeffrey Cranor 

Published Date: October 20th 2015

Genre: Science Fiction / Fantasy

Rating:

1 star1 star1 star1 star

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

Synopsis

From the creators of the wildly popular Welcome to Night Valepodcast comes an imaginative mystery of appearances and disappearances that is also a poignant look at the ways in which we all struggle to find ourselves…no matter where we live.

Located in a nameless desert somewhere in the great American Southwest, Night Vale is a small town where ghosts, angels, aliens, and government conspiracies are all commonplace parts of everyday life. It is here that the lives of two women, with two mysteries, will converge.

Nineteen-year-old Night Vale pawn shop owner Jackie Fierro is given a paper marked “King City” by a mysterious man in a tan jacket holding a deer skin suitcase. Everything about him… Continue reading

Unrefined (The Monroe Family, #3) by Nicole Dykes (Review by Kristin – #NerdGirlSoldier)

Title: Unrefined (The Monroe Family, #3)

Author:  Nicole Dykes

Published Date: April 29th 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

Jax
Life can fuck you up. I know that better than anyone. Everything can be taken away from you in an instant. I found a family in The Monroes. There isn’t anything I wouldn’t do to protect them.
And then she walks into my life.
She’s a drop dead gorgeous, tall, leggy blonde that goes against everything I stand for. She’s elegant and classy, REFINED. I’m dirty, foul-mouthed, and covered in tattoos. One other thing she’s married to a very powerful, senator who happens to be one of my most important clients.

Charlotte
He’s the total opposite of everything I’ve ever known. He’s massive, has tattoos, speaks his mind and may be the most handsome man I have ever seen. He has me rethinking everything I thought was normal, and he is making me second guess everything I thought I knew.
He told me that cars have the ability to free the trapped. Now I believe not only that but that he may be the… Continue reading

All-In (The Gamblers, #1) by Sarah Curtis (Review by Catherine -#NerdGirlCat)

Title: All-In (The Gamblers, #1) 

Author: Sarah Curtis

Published Date: April 5th 2017

Genre:  Contemporary 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

River Kingston has a problem, and his name is Royal.  Her brother owes one-hundred grand to the mob, and River feels it’s her responsibility to help him.

The daughter of a renowned poker player, River does the only thing she knows how to do to win that much money…
She hits the tables.

Headed to Eden Island, home of the most elite poker tournament, The Omega One, River runs into–literally–the man from her teenage fantasies.

Now she has another problem, and his name is Alec Throne.  Because after the famous poker star catches her from falling, he decides he’s never letting her go.

And, as River soon discovers, when Alec Throne sets his mind to something…
He’s all-in.

***This is a full-length novel with no cliffhanger. It is part of a series, but each book is a stand-alone centering on new main characters. This is a steamy contemporary romance. Due to sex and language, it is recommended for persons over 18.*** HEA ***… Continue reading

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