***Review By Julie From The Nerd Girl Page***
***I received this book from the author in exchange for a review.***
Minus One by Norwood Holland is the prequel to the established series about attorney Drew Smith. I found the pace of the book to be slow enough that I had a hard time getting into the story and sticking with it. It was difficult to accept the premise of the main characters’ relationship. Judging by the discussion questions at the end of the book, I am not alone in what I found unbelievable or unlikable.
If I could award half-stars, I would probably give this book 2.5 stars.
The story was fine, the writing was good, and I imagine that if you are already a fan of the Drew Smith series, you will enjoy reading about his start as an attorney. The book has all the drug-filled sex-escapades you would expect in a book set in the 1980s as well as all some of the painful lessons from that era.
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Melanie here aka VampireLovingDork back with my review of The Bionics which was given to me by the author in exchange for an honest review.
Well what can I say? It is great to see some NA authors tackling sci fi and doing it in such an amazing way. I love the idea that the government came up with the technology to save people and then decided they were so frightened by their own scientific development that they felt they had to eradicate a whole race.
My only complaint would be that it was too short and has that pesky cliffhanger ending that authors like to throw around lately (which in this case wasn’t too bad for me as I had book 2 ready to go). I wonder if perhaps the subject matter is so good that this series of Novella’s wouldn’t be better put together as a novel as the pages certainly flew by.
Definitely for older teen / adults for the language content.
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***Review From Rach For The Nerd Girl Page***
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Single Brianne preferred nights alone with her books in the university library .
Brianne catches two freshman being rather naughty amongst the books, which turns her on.
Great description here , it ended with Brianne making them aware she was there so they left .
Brianne then comes across Josh , graduate student in his late twenties working late , he asks what he can do for her ? But then asks her for shoulder rub. I didn’t like the way Josh was so forward with Brianne . He would have annoyed me but she was attracted to him.
The next part was Josh being very dominating and while it was very descriptive I found myself skimming through . I was hoping the freshmen from earlier in the story would surface .
The book left me a bit flat but this was personal preference as I wanted more.
It’s a very descriptive short erotic story , well written just not enough ommmmphhhh in it for me .
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Vampires exist among us. They can be our neighbor, best friend, our child’s teacher … They alter their aged appearance based upon the amount of blood they consume. They move to a new area, drink a lot of blood, and appear young. Slowly they limit their intake of blood and age, right in front of our unsuspecting eyes. After decades, they fake their death, move, and do it over and over again. Most live quiet lives in an effort to blend in. Some however want power and control. The Colony is an elite group of vampires sworn to protect the President of the United States from these rogue vampires. Sterling, a half-breed vampire who works with a covert team of vampires to protect the President of the United States, is the weakest link in the chain for his team, and he knows it. His unique ability to glean information from inanimate objects has Sterling spending much of his lonely life down in the evidence room at FBI headquarters. His current case involves the kidnapping of vampire children by a religious cult trying to save them. Sterling snatches the opportunity to do some field work by teaming up… Continue reading
**Review By Shelby From The Nerd Girl Page**
** I received a free copy of this book from the author in exchange for an honest review **
Three little girls, family members, discover a little tree growing on one of their houses. They learn what it takes to save and grow a tree. They even give it a name. It takes a long time to get as tall as the three girls. In the process they learn that trees are very important.
I was a little wary of this book before starting it. A kids activity/storybook with no princesses or puppies or any of the other cutesy stuff typically found in small children’s books. Would this book about a tree interest my child, or me? Would it hold her attention, or mine? I am pleased to be able to say yes, on both accounts.
There’s a Tree on My House is about a little girl named Sadie, her two cousins Ava and Abby, and a tree named Molly Maple. One day while playing in Sadie’s yard, the girls notice Molly growing on the roof. This book tells the story of how the girls saved Molly Maple.
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COMING TO AMAZON SOON
***ARC Review From Tara For The Nerd Girl Page***
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You can look, but you can’t touch…
Harlow is a broke college student. When her tuition assistance is taken away, she is faced with a choice: admit to her mother she couldn’t hack it on her own or make a lot of money fast.
So she gets a good-paying job.
As a stripper.
She thought it would be easy, but it turns out being sexy is a lot harder than she thought. When a few mishaps work in her favor, she manages to hang on to her job and catch the eye of the Mad Hatter’s best-looking bartender, Cam.
She’s also caught the eye of someone who wants to do more than look, someone who’s decided she’s nothing but a tease.
As the clothes come off, Harlow finds herself caught between list and murder, The only thing she knows for sure is that her new risqué job is a lot more than she bargained for
Wow! I LOVED Tease!
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**Review By Ruby From The Nerd Girl Page**
*This Book Was Given To Me In Exchange For An Honest Review*
Dangerous Flames is a fast paced totally addictive story set (mostly) in Las Vegas. Gabrielle Medini has been well protected from the family business through out her life for good reason. Her father is Enrico Medini – a Mafia Boss. His world is a dangerous one but Gabrielle is still determined to have a part in it. She soon discovers that life inside the Mafia is never boring. As always there is a fight for power and people are getting killed by hit men as it plays out. When Enrico’s life is threatened Gabrielle takes matters into her own hands with or without her family’s consent or even their knowledge.
That’s where Mikolas comes in. Gabrielle has known and loved Mik for a long time but she doesn’t know what role he plays in the mafia for her father and he doesn’t want her to know. One of my favourite things about this book is how believable the characters are. I find a lot of the time when an author writes from both male and female perspectives that one… Continue reading
***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.
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Gathering Storm (Order of the Black Swan #5)
COMING SOON – September 19th 2013
The fifth installment in the Black Swan serial saga. READING IN ORDER STRONGLY RECOMMENDED. That’s why we have a try-before-you-buy-program. The first book in the saga, My Familiar Stranger, is PermaFREE everywhere. (Read Book 1 review and get it free HERE)
THE NEWSLETTER: Z Team, a.k.a Zed Company, is transferred to Jefferson Unit, which is being temporarily retired as an active hunter facility and converted to a research / training institution. Sol takes his first vacation – ever – leaving Glen in charge with Storm supervising. Rosie is proving to be an extraordinary little girl and Deliverance is in BIG trouble with her mother.
THE SURPRISES: Storm is really not himself. Former members of B Team must reunite to preserve his image and reputation. No one could have prepared for the surprises Rosie delivers, least of all Glen.
THE ADVENTURE: The Ralengclan send a second wave assassination team to Jefferson Unit at the worst possible time, when it’s been left defended by only Z Team, Glen, Elora, Sir Fennimore, and the trainees.
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Between the alien Alliance and the Terran Empire, a neutral zone stretches between the galaxies, a demilitarized zone that was established 150 years previous, following the Great War. The peace accord granted a semblance of peace to the universe. The peace, however, is a facade, and it is the responsibility of Michael Vance and his covert operations team to maintain that illusion.
Recently, the Alliance lost contact with one of their outposts near the neutral zone. Surveillance scans show an abandoned city and no signs of life. The Alliance does what it always does: send in the best. But an unexpected betrayal leaves Vance and his team stranded. Worse, the city that was supposed to be dead is quite alive. And the monsters that now roam its streets are slaughtering his team, one at a time.
The Terran Empire has broken the Taisa Accord and invaded Alliance space in this exciting second novel in the Brink of Distinction series. Survivors of the Empire’s first assault, Yen Xiao and Adam Decker swore vengeance against the Terrans. Joining forces with the… Continue reading