Book Review - "Fractured Karma" by Nancy Straight


When I thought about this month's topic, I immediately thought of my favorite author, Nancy Straight! Because of Nancy and her first book, Meeting Destiny, I was introduced to a whole world of indie authors with so many wonderful stories to tell. Now, while I love all her books (especially Blood Debt!) I fell in love with her newest work, Fractured Karma. If you haven't read it yet, I hope I can introduce you to it here and that you'll give the Brewer Brothers series a try!


Book Overview

Mark believes he is alone in the world. Rejected by his parents as a child, he spent his childhood bouncing from one foster home to another. The loss of his beloved little brother, Davey, makes him believe he has nothing left to live for. Mark finds himself on a destructive path after agreeing to help a person from his childhood. 

A wager made by two strangers sets a chain of events in motion: Mark finds the one person he believed he had lost forever, while he desperately tries to get out of the life he has made for himself. Never having allowed himself to get close to anyone, he can’t understand the connection he has to Libby. Can Mark escape the life he set in motion seven years ago and allow Libby into his life, or is his karma fractured permanently?

My Take

What can I say about this book? It's unlike the other books in Nancy's series and yet she doesn't stray from her ability to weave a story with such passion that you find yourself (literally) laughing out loud and crying throughout the narration.

Fractured Karma is the tale of Mark Brewer. We met him and his brother Dave in book one, His Frozen Heart. Unlike Nancy's other tales where a female lead tells the story, Nancy provides the story from Mark's perspective. This makes for a very good read and interesting tale. I certainly don't want to spoil anything, as many of my friend's curiosity was peeked in the first book while wondering what the story was behind the mysterious Mark. Needless to say, I do not think fans will be disappointed. As I read through the tale, I could not help but feel a real connection with Mark's character. His back story and struggles are compelling and emotional. I think many readers who have been guessing will be surprised when they learn his story.

I'm a huge fan of Nancy Straight's work and have one or two favorites in her portfolio that I absolutely love; however, Fractured Karma has quickly swooped in and taken the lead as my all time favorite. Mystery, romance, adventure, and suspense make for one fun ride and Nancy has found the perfect formula to blend it all together. 

I give this book:


Get your copy today and start your adventure! And if you haven't read His Frozen Heart yet, start with it first and learn about Dave (books should be read in order).



His Frozen Heart (#Free eBook on Amazon November 5 - 9, 2015)

Amazon (Kindle, Paperback, Audio Book)
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Fractured Karma
Amazon (Kindle, Paperback)
Audible (Audio Book)
Barnes & Noble (Paperback)

About the Author


Nancy Straight, Me, and my sister Kelly at UtopYA2015

Nancy Straight is an author of impossible love stories, but doesn't every great love story sound impossible until you experience it? Nancy grew up in Iowa. She spent ten years traveling the world with the US Marine Corps, and settled in rural South Carolina with her family. She has a undergraduate degree in education and an advanced degree in management, but her true passion lies in surprising readers with her unpredictable plot twists.

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Giveaway


This giveaway is open to US and International fans! Two winners will be selected. One winner will receive a $10 Amazon Gift Card. A second winner will receive an audible credit for His Frozen Heart and Fractured Karma (one code for each). 


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59 comments:

  1. Yup, I do...too much romance can be cheesy.

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    1. Hi Zed, I hope you'll give them both a try. There is a tattoo scene in His Frozen Heart that my husband said, "No man would ever do that." LoL!

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  2. I prefer suspense in mine. Lots of it. :)

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    1. Hi Sandra, I hope both stories keep you on your toes. :D

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  3. I'm kind of a purist, I don't mind a little bit of mystery in my books but I prefer those that focus on the romance.

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    1. Hi Jeanna, I hope you'll give them a try. There is a sweet romance in each of the novels, but it is just an element of the story rather than the focus.

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  4. I read all books in all sorts of genres from horror to romance.

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    1. Hi Judy, I hope you'll give them a try. :D

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  5. Yes I like to have suspense and mystery in them.

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  6. Definitely a little mystery!

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  7. Yes I think it gives the story more!

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    1. Me, too, Amy! I hope you give them a try!

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  8. Sure, some suspense and mystery add more excitement to the read.

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    1. I'm glad you think so, Gaby. I loved writing these books and was thrilled when even my husband liked them!

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  9. Yes, I think romance is always better when there's a little mystery!

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    1. Me, too, Richard! I hope you will give them a try!

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  10. I love suspenseful romance books :)!

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    1. Me, too, Stephanie! I hope you'll give them a try!

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  11. I love mystery and suspense with my romance!

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  12. I'm not a big romance fan, so I like mysteries, thrillers and suspense without the romance lol

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    1. Bummer, Jan! There is a great deal of suspense, but a sweet romance is woven in both. :D

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  13. I loved your review, Charles!! Thanks so much for sharing on your blog! You are a gem. :D

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  14. A little suspense is always a good thing ;-)
    -April

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  15. I prefer mystery in my romance read :)

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  16. I like both equally it just adds so much more to the love story

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  17. I enjoy a bit of mystery in romance genre books :D

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  18. Yes, I definitely prefer romance with suspense and mystery.

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  19. No. I don't like a lot of back and forth.

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  20. Yes! I don't like normal romance so I enjoy those incorporated into the book I'm reading.

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  21. Yes, I love a little mystery and suspense with my romance.

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  22. I do like suspense in romance stories .

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  23. I love suspense in romance stories

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  24. Yes, I enjoy both in my romance reads. It always makes the romance like normal romances are usually.

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  25. I read all types of romance. I do enjoy suspense in my novels.

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  26. Yes, it makes the story even better.

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  27. I do prefer suspense and mystery in my romance reads. For me, they're not as exciting without it. :)

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  28. Thanks for the great giveaway!
    A lillte mistery is always a good thing in a romance story...

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  29. I enjoy romantic thrillers as well as straight romance!

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  30. I am a book whore so I like pretty much any romance. When it comes to contemporary, yes, I do prefer them to have an exciting element to them like suspense or thriller.

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  31. I don't know that I prefer it, but I do enjoy it!

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  32. I prefer mystery in my romance reads.

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  33. I do, but just a tad, I don't like to be scared. Real life is enough.

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  34. I don't often opt for romance but I read absolutely anything that comes my way. I do love suspense and mystery, all three of those things together sounds like a win.

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  35. Yes, I like suspenseful romances.

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  36. Yes, I like mystery and suspense in romance novels.
    Thanks for the contest.

    slehan at juno dot com

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