Advent Calendar Day 24: Karma Girl by Jennifer Estep + Giveaway

Filed in Advent Calendar , featured , Giveaways , Jennifer Estep , The Latin Lover Posted on December 24, 2011 @ 9:00 am 24 comments

Welcome to the 24th and final day of Book Lovers Inc Advent Calendar. Each day throughout December you had the chance to win one of our favourite reads of 2011.

Today you have the chance to win Karma Girl, first book in Jennifer Estep’s Bigtime series. You might know Jennifer’s other two series: the Elemental Assassin (adult urban fantasy) and the Mythos Academy (YA urban fantasy) series, but if you haven’t yet checked out her Bigtime series, you have been missing out on a fantastic series! The Bigtime series is colourful, fresh and laugh out loud funny. If you want to have fun and escape to an incredible universe, you’ll just have to follow Carmen Cole alias Karma Girl, ordinary human reporter girl as she uncovers the secrets of superheroes and ubervillains.

The Bigtime series is a wonderful series you definitely should discover!

Series: Book #1 in the Bigtime series
Release Date: 1 May 2007 (reissued as ebook on 12 July 2011)
Number of pages: 360 pages
Publisher: Berkley
Formats available: ebook, paperback
Purchasing Info: Goodreads, Author’s Website, Amazon

Bigtime, New York, is not big enough for both Carmen Cole and the superheroes and ubervillains who stalk its streets. An intrepid reporter, Carmen’s dedicated her life to unmasking the spandexwearers, all because her fiancé turned out to be a superhero, and a cheating one at that-sleeping with none other than his nubile nemesis.

Exposing the true identities of the nation’s caped crusaders and their archenemies has catapulted Carmen from her sleepy southern hometown to the front pages of the country’s biggest newspaper, The Exposé. Hobnobbing with millionaires and famished fashionistas is all in a day’s work for a woman on the trail of the Fearless Five and Terrible Triad. But when Carmen gets the scoop of her career, her life comes crashing down around her. And even Bigtime’s sexiest superhero, Striker, may not be able to save her.

The Review:

I’m a big fan of Jennifer Estep’s Elemental Assassin series and immediately fell in love with the premise and characters of her Mythos Academy series, so I had a hinch that I would be in for a great story when I started reading Karma Girl, but I never expected to be blown away this much!

Karma Girl is a wonderful mix of mystery, adventure, romance and heaps of cheeky humour! I loved the wonderfully colourful characters, the exciting worldbuilding, the puzzling mystery, all the heart pounding action and of course the wonderful love story deleoping between Carmen and Striker!

Karma Girl is such a laugh out loud funny, incredibly witty, amusing, breath of fresh air story, I loved every second of it and cannot wait to read more about the superheroes and ubervillains’ adventures!

Read the rest of the review.



Thanks to Jennifer’s generosity we have an ebook copy of Karma Girl for one lucky commenter!

All you have to do is tell us: do you have a favourite holiday movie?

(mine is While You Were Sleeping and Home Alone, we rewatch them every year, the 1st one with my whole family, Home Alone only with my lil sister)

(You can read our full giveaway policy here)

Please leave a valid email when placing your comment so we can inform you if you win.

This giveaway is open to everyone!

Giveaway ends on Saturday, 7 January 2012; and we will announce the winner on Sunday.

Good luck!

About Stella

Stella is a proud bookaholic and a self-taught multilinguist in training. Besides reading, her other great passions are travelling and baking. When she is not globetrotting she lives in sunny Budapest, where she loves to spend her free time preparing (and feasting on) delicious cookies or devouring equally yummy books. Her favourite genres are urban fantasy and romance and she couldn't live without her daily dose of sunshine. Besides being the Latin Lover on BLI Stella also blogs about books and a bookish life on Ex Libris.

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  • JenM December 24, 2011 at 10:02 am

    I just got finished reading Touch of Frost and I’m a huge fan of the Elemental Assassin Series, so I really should give BigTime a try. Favorite holiday movie – Home Alone. It always makes me laugh.

  • Sullivan McPig December 24, 2011 at 10:30 am

    Reindeer Games!
    But I also really love Die Hard and Assault on Precinct 13
    Voodoo Bride loves to watch Love Actually and The Sound of Music

  • Viki S. December 24, 2011 at 11:14 am

    I think ELF has become my favorite holiday movie. It used to be Die Hard but ELF makes me laugh constantly :).


  • Stephanie December 24, 2011 at 11:55 am

    My favorite holiday movie is Home Alone.

  • SarahM December 24, 2011 at 12:10 pm

    White Christmas is still my fave movie tho I love Jim Carrey’s The Grinch and the Prep & Landing animated shorts too 🙂

    smaccall AT

  • Diane December 24, 2011 at 1:37 pm

    White Christmas is my favorite Christmas movie. Though this year I have found a tv channel that has been playing recent Christmas made for tv movies and they have been a blast!

  • LSUReader December 24, 2011 at 3:59 pm

    I’m with Diane–White Christmas is my favorite holiday movie. Thanks for another great contest.

  • Karen C December 24, 2011 at 4:43 pm

    There are some really great holiday movies, but my favorite remains White Christmas.

  • Barbara Elness December 24, 2011 at 7:02 pm

    I enjoy most of the Christmas movies, but one I always think of as a favorite is Scrooged with Bill Murray. My all time favorite though is Miracle on 34th Street.

    Barbed1951 at aol dot com

  • erinf1 December 24, 2011 at 9:37 pm

    I love Jennifer’s Assassin series and I would love to try this series 🙂

    My fav Christmas movie is a tie. White Christmas and Holiday Inn.

    Happy Holidays!

  • Tamsyn December 25, 2011 at 3:17 am

    I don’t have a favorite holiday movie but Mission Impossible could turn out to be one. Merry Christmas and thanks for the giveaway.

  • Marissa December 25, 2011 at 3:57 am

    My favorite holiday movie has always been The Bishop’s Wife, the original with Cary Grant. I just love Cary Grant (and David Niven isn’t too bad either). But Cary Grant playing an angel? How perfect is that?

  • aurian December 25, 2011 at 5:37 am

    I only have the ebook, so winning the paperback would be great! My favourite holiday movies will have to include Home Alone. Love those first two. And Annie. And Sissi trilogy, and and and

  • ladymilano December 25, 2011 at 7:39 am

    I love 50 First Dates by Adam Sandler and Drew Barrymoore
    I could watch it over and over again, and always including my teardrops. ;p
    Just wish there’s a guy with the same love and willingness will come for me someday, someway. ;D
    Merry Christmas!
    lady_milano3 at yahoo dot com

  • Victoria Zumbrum December 25, 2011 at 10:53 am

    I love 50 First Dates. That is a really good movies. I love Three Days also. It usually comes on Christmas time but it hasn’t. Please enter me in contest.

  • Yto December 25, 2011 at 11:26 am

    i love to watch home alone on christmas ^^

  • Julie Witt December 26, 2011 at 2:30 pm

    My favorite holiday movie is definitely White Christmas! I’ve been watching it every Christmas since I was little, and all my kids watch it with me now:)
    jwitt33 at live dot com

  • Jen B. December 27, 2011 at 2:20 pm

    Die Hard! It’s one of my favorite movies of all time.

    • Alisha December 27, 2011 at 2:45 pm

      Jen, you rock; Die Hard is my fave movie (well, tied with BBC Pride & Prejudice, lol). Thanks to TBS/TNT/Spike Channel, it will never be lacking in replays! ^_^

  • Jason K. December 27, 2011 at 4:28 pm

    I love any of the versions of A Christmas Carol. Usually the Muppet’s one if I want silly or the one with Patrick Stewart if I want serious. Thanks!

  • Mary Kirkland December 28, 2011 at 6:23 am

    The Nightmare Before Christmas is a great one to watch. I’m not really into most Christmas movies.

  • IdentitySeeker December 29, 2011 at 8:34 am

    Serendipity is always a favourite:) Or Home Alone 2! Thanks for the great giveaway.


  • Erika January 2, 2012 at 12:26 am

    I just bought Spider’s Bite the other day and I LOVED it. This sounds great. 🙂

    I really love The Nightmare Before Christmas… I am not a HUGE fan of holiday movies. I am sure that if I watch Polar Express that it would become my favorite.

  • ARETHA ZHEN January 2, 2012 at 11:25 pm

    My favourite holiday movie is the holiday that was starred by kate winslet and cameron diaz. Love the concept in which we can live in others home and realize that life is wonderful.

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