Karma Girl

Karma Girl

by Jennifer Estep

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Overview

Investigative reporter Carmen Cole gets the surprise of her life on her wedding day when she discovers that her fiancé and best friend are sleeping together--and that the two of them are her town's resident superhero and ubervillain. Shocked and hurt, Carmen reveals their secret identities and then decides to devote her life to unmasking every superhero and ubervillain who crosses her path.

A series of successful unmaskings lands Carmen a job at The Exposé, one of the biggest newspapers in Bigtime, New York, a city that's full of superheroes and ubervillains. Carmen is in her element--until she gets kidnapped by the Terrible Triad, Bigtime's most dangerous ubervillain team.

The Triad orders Carmen to uncover the secret identity of Striker, the leader of the Fearless Five, Bigtime's most popular superhero team--or else they'll drop her in a vat of radioactive goo. With that threat hanging over her, Carmen sets out to unmask Striker, but what she doesn't count on is falling for the sexy superhero. But with the Terrible Triad lurking around, this is one story that just might be the death of her....

Product Details

BN ID: 2940012830791
Publisher: Jennifer Estep
Publication date: 06/09/2011
Series: Bigtime Series , #1
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Sales rank: 147,233
File size: 2 MB

About the Author

Jennifer Estep is a New York Times bestselling author, prowling the streets of her imagination in search of her next fantasy idea.

Jennifer is the author of the Elemental Assassin urban fantasy series. The books focus on Gin Blanco, an assassin codenamed the Spider who can control the elements of Ice and Stone. When she’s not busy killing people and righting wrongs, Gin runs a barbecue restaurant called the Pork Pit in the fictional Southern metropolis of Ashland. The city is also home to giants, dwarves, vampires, and elementals—Air, Fire, Ice, and Stone.

Jennifer is also the author of the Mythos Academy young adult urban fantasy series. The books focus on Gwen Frost, a 17-year-old Gypsy girl who has the gift of psychometry, or the ability to know an object’s history just by touching it. After a serious freak-out with her magic, Gwen is shipped off to Mythos Academy, a school for the descendants of ancient warriors like Spartans, Valkyries, Amazons, and more.

Jennifer is also the author of the Bigtime paranormal romance series. The books feature sexy superheroes, evil ubervillains, and smart, sassy gals looking for love.

For more information on Jennifer and her books, visit her at www.JenniferEstep.com. You can also follow her on Facebook, Goodreads, and Twitter—@Jennifer_Estep.

Happy reading, everyone!

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Karma Girl (Bigtime Series #1) 4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 81 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I read this book in less than a week, while working a full time job and attending college. I have to admit, when I first read the book I didn't think it was my kind of book. But once I got through the middle of the first chapter I could NOT put it down! Very good read for people of all ages 'except for the very discriptive girl on guy action'. Other than that I so much enjoyed reading this book!
Guest More than 1 year ago
I thought this book was awesome. I was a little wary at first but I totally got sucked in and had to finish it right away. This is a great book and I would recommend it to anyone!
Guest More than 1 year ago
Amazing... I couldn't put the book down. It's funny and sexy, and I was pulled in the 1st chapter. Keeps you wondering for the most part because, of course, nothing turns out the way you'd expect it. You gotta read this.
SpyderRyder More than 1 year ago
Karma Girl was a surprise to me. I don't know exactly what I expected when I wone this book. It literally kept me in stitches. I could not put the book down once I started reading. Carmen Cole is a delicious character and keeps the story alive. I do recommend this book for Adult readers.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I love all of jennifer estep books, i read all three in two weeks. I admit it, i am hooked and addicted!!! she better keep on writing these babies!!!
averitasm on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
I really liked this book and I thought it was hysterically funny, quirky and cute, a great fast paced summer read. Very light and airy , had a couple of dark moments, I would recommend it who doesn't want to be or date a super hero.
dulcibelle on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
It's a comic book without the pictures! In the world of this book, superheroes and ubervillians exist and each town has its own super-population. It's a cute idea and Estep handles it well with that slightly over-the-top feeling most comics have (at least the ones from my childhood).Carmen catches her boyfriend, who (surprise!!) is a superhero, having sex with her best friend, who (surprise again!!) is an ubervillian - on her wedding day. Carmen vows that no one will ever be hurt like that again and makes it her life's work to unmask superheroes and ubervillians. The book deals with the (somewhat inevitable) results of her quest.It's a rather light and fluffy read, but great fun.
aapike on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
I like this book because it is something different from a lot of other paranormal romances that are out there. It is not about vampires, werewolves, or the like. It is about superheroes and supervillians. The book has the feel of a romantic comic book, only there are no pictures. The main character has hard feelings towards superheroes and ubervillains, as her ex-fiance was a superhero whom she found in bed with her ex-best friend, a ubervillain. So Carmen moves to Bigtime, N.Y. to try to expose any superheroe's identity. But after she outs a member of the Fearless Five and he is killed by ubervillains, Carmen feels she is to blame for putting his life at risk. In order to make things right, Carmen puts aside exposing superheroes, but it doesn't mean she can prevent herself from falling in love with another superhero.
lookitisheef on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
An easy weekend read. There are no deep, overly-insightful themes in this book, it is one of those 'fun reads' that you look for when you need a quick pick-me-up book. I got hooked pretty early in the book and was dead to the world for an entire Saturday. The plot itself runs a lot like a comic book - pretty streamlined with the occasional side step for the sub-stories going on. This is an up and coming sub-genre of supernatural chick lit, and I will be pretty pleased...a refreshing option other than all those vampire and werewolf stories that seem to have saturated my shelves.
reneebooks on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
In KG every town in the world has its own superhero who shows up to rescue people from natural disasters and things like runaway trains, collapsing bridges and burning buildings. And of course every town also has its own ubervillain who wants to rule the world and cause lots of headaches for superheroes.KG is a very solid read for a debut book and I enjoyed it quite a bit. Written in first person, it was a funny blend of comic book superheros and chicklit. The humor was not laugh out loud funny, but rather more tongue-in-cheek as if Estep was poking fun of the wacky world she had created. And that worked for me surprisingly well.Carmen Cole is the top investigative reporter for the town newspaper in Beginnings, Tennessee. On her wedding day she is shocked to discover her fiancé, Matt, and her best friend, Karen, in bed together. As if that wasn't enough she also discovers that Matt is a superhero and Karen is an ubervillain (because, of course, both of them are still wearing their spandex suits). She's extremely hurt by their betrayal so as an act of revenge she writes a front page article exposing their identities. And then she becomes a bit wacked out and goes off the deep end. She decides to make it her mission to expose the identities of as many superheroes and ubervillains as she can find.She spends the next three years after the betrayal moving from town to town, newspaper to newspaper, leaving a trail of unmasked superheroes and ubervillains behind her. Eventually she makes it to Bigtime, New York, where a group of superheroes, the Fearless Five, and their enemies, the Terrible Triad, are legendary throughout the world. Carmen sets to work on exposing them and eventually unmasks the identity of one member of the Fearless Five, Travis Teague (aka Tornado). But shortly after, Travis commits suicide and Carmen realizes she has gone too far and comes to deeply regret her vendetta. Carmen is consumed by remorse, and her life and career take a downturn. Bad karma, she figures.There are lots of wacky superheroes and ubervillains who provided some comic book moments and it was all a little silly to me but had me smiling quite often. Kind of like watching a Batman or Spiderman movie. I really wanted to cut right to the romance but Carmen and Sam (aka Striker) don't meet until about 50 pages into the book. But once they get together their chemistry was great and the action really takes off. It was no mystery figuring out the identities of members of the Fearless Five and Terrible Triad and sometimes the whole thing went over the top and I caught myself rolling my eyes. But overall it was a fun change of pace. Carmen and Sam/Striker are likeable characters and the best part of the book. (Grade: B)
LadiSteele More than 1 year ago
Huge fan, have read everything she has written!
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I love this series and would love to see more adventures in Bigtime!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I love her elemental assassin series better than this book. Maybe its cause it had growth in the characters. This series' characters weren't as loving as Gin amd her family was. Just wasnt connecting with Carmen and Striker like i wanted to. I like the story idea but no exciting developement and action seemed a little bland. No scenes that really just hit me with strong emotions or make me want to stop and just reread the pages again. I really really wanted to love this series...maybe Ill get the next book and hopefully its better for me. In the meantime, Im excited to read more of Gin!
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SaffyTeagan More than 1 year ago
Dare to be different! When I discovered he Bigtime series, it was as if someone blended my childhood love of comics with my guilty pleasure romance books. They all make for fun reads and the characters are amusing at times in their handling of superpowers and daily lives. This is the first book in the series and you will LOVE the characters.
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Karma Girl is a fun -- if repetitive and overly-long -- superhero romance. While I enjoyed the character interactions, I had difficulty buying into the romance between Carmen Cole and Striker/Sam Sloane. Estep's use of stock phrases throughout the story, as well as repeatedly referring to how "hot" and "perfect" Sam is, *and* repeatedly referring to characters by both their names ("Sam aka Striker Sloane") grew increasingly annoying as the story progressed. And while the story never bogged down, it took a loooong time to get anywhere. Overall, not a bad story, but not an especially good one either. -- lyradora
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Want a good book! a good read that doesnot take allnight?its a good book,without alot of sap,but love,hate and good over evil.Read all the books you can't go wrong
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