I’m super excited to be a part of this awesome blog tour for the premier book in Nadine Nightingale’s new Drag Me To Hell Series, KARMA!!
People call me all sorts of names—bad girl, black sheep, and my all-time favorite…Satan’s bride. I could blame the fact I’m a witch for my behavior, but the truth is I’m infuriating, arrogant, and stab-worthy.
Alex Remington is a hunter and everything I’m not—righteous, honest, caring. We used to have a thing, but that was before he learned I’m a witch and tried to kill me.
Eighteen months later, he’s back in my life and we have a deal; I’ll help him save his brother and he’ll disappear from my life for good. But karma can be a real bitch…
After reading the synopsis, I was so thrilled to be gifted Karma in exchange for an honest review. Ex-lovers, witches, hunters… sounds like my kind of book! Unfortunately, I felt a bit let down by this novel. While the plot was intriguing, felt new and fun, and the world easily captivated me, I, sadly can’t say the same for the characters.
Amanda, or Manda, wasn’t a character I initally fell in love with. She’s rough around the edges and a bit bitchy so it wasn’t easy to like her. Still, as the novel went on she grew on me a little. Though I was still often annoyed by our heroine, I found myself rooting for her and invested in her story – probably because as I said, the plot was damn interesting! Manda may have grown on me but her counterpart did not.
Now let me tell you, I love me some jerky men – in novels at least – it makes for excellent angst and banter. The thing is, most of the book boyfriend jerks I fall in love with are jerks with a heart. They have that softer side or misguided motivations that cause a jerky nature. Alex was just mean. And for someone who came to our heroine requesting her help he was nothing but an ungrateful ass.
Not to mention he’d do something like demand Manda conjure up some spell to help him and get mad if she couldn’t and then disgusted with her witchy nature if she could. The moments Alex showed some form of softening toward Manda seemed insincere at best.
I give this one 3 ½ stars because I did really enjoy the plot. I though the story telling was great, the plot interesting and I certainly wanted to know more, but I just couldn’t connect with the characters. I will add that while I will go into the next novel in this series a tad more skeptical, I’ll still give it a chance because the story is good and I have hopes that the characters will become more likable!
About The Author
Nadine aka Dini is a traveler at heart. She considers the world her home and practically lives out of her suitcases. When she’s not glaring at a blank page or abusing her poor keyboard, she spends her time reading, watching movies (preferably horror), pretends to work out, and hangs out with friends and family. Poor girl also suffers from a serious Marvel superhero addiction. So, if you run into her at night, wearing black, know she’s secretly dreaming of being the infamous Black Widow.
Her love for writing started in the sixth grade where she annoyed her classmates with a short story featuring Sailor Moon characters, a cemetery, and creepy ghosts. Yes, she’s always been addicted to the dark side. Nadine writes paranormal romance. Her debut novel “Karma” the first book in her paranormal romance series Drag.Me.To.Hell. is published by the Wild Rose Press and will be out in May 2016. She has a serious girl crush on her protagonist Amanda Bishop.
Nadine has a BA in Comparative Religions and studied Creative Writing at the University of Oxford.