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A Karma Girl Christmas (Bigtime #3.5)

3.61 of 5 stars 3.61  ·  rating details  ·  324 ratings  ·  27 reviews
It's Christmas time in Bigtime, New York, but society reporter Carmen Cole isn't in the mood to celebrate since her husband, Sam, has to go on a business trip and might not make it home for the holiday. But Carmen has plenty to keep her busy, since she moonlights as Karma Girl, a member of the Fearless Five superhero team.

On Christmas Eve, Carmen, as Karma Girl, is assign
Nook, 91 pages
Published September 25th 2011 by Jennifer Estep (first published September 24th 2011)
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Jackie Uhrmacher
First of all, I’d like to give a big cyber-hug to Jennifer Estep for returning to Bigtime, even if only for a short period of time. I’m a huge fan and can never get enough of Carmen and her fellow superheroes. “A Karma Girl Christmas” is everything I’d expect from this light-hearted series: there’s romance, action, witty banter, and the bad guys get it in the end. Every time I pick up one of these books, I feel a little happier. They’re romantic crack, for sure, and I hope we get to see more of ...more
You might recall my exuberant enthusiasm when I recently discovered Jennifer Estep's Bigtime series, so being the Christmas-fan that I am I was very much looking forward to this holiday novella of the series.

A Karma Girl Christmas is a bite size fun story. It is short, it is cute, and is very entertaining! All the characters from the previous books are back, and as the ubervillains never rest, the Fearless Five superheroes have taken it upon themselves to guard the Christmas toy donations for th
Carolyn (Book Chick City)
Originally posted on Book Chick City.

After reading and enjoying 'Karma Girl' I was really looking forward to meeting Carmen (aka Karma Girl) again and her gorgeous superhero boyfriend Striker. Unfortunately, considering this is meant to be a paranormal romance, there really isn't much romance. Striker hardly features at all, which was very disappointing, he's such a hotty.

Karma Girl, who is now one of Bigtime's Fearless Five superheroes, has been asked to look after a bunch of presents that ar
Erik Dewey
I really like the Bigtime universe and Estep does a great job of playing with the conventions of comic books without being too jokey. She keeps just the right amount of seriousness and light-heartedness.

This is a short story and pretty straightforward but still a lot of fun. I was able to slip back into the character of Karma Girl easily, even though it had been years since I read her previous exploits.

A good read and a must read if you liked any of Jennifer Estep's previous books.
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As the newest superhero member of the Fearless Five, Karma Girl has been selected to guard the Christmas toys and gifts that will be given out on Christmas morning to the needy children of Bigtime. Although an ubervillain has never before messed with these gifts, this year the Mintalator and Caveman Stan have decided they are tired of a being a D-list villains and are going to nab them and sell them on eBay to fund their retirement. Can Karma Girl possibly defe
This is a cute short novella within the Bigtime hero series. It takes place after Jinx but can be read as a stand-alone. I must say though I enjoyed it more after reading the series since I was already acquainted with the superhero/ubervillan people.

Karma girl takes center stage in this book. It's her job to protect the presents from any ubervillan looking to make a name for themselves as the most evil of all. I mean stealing from underprivileged kids is pretty evil. Hijinks ensue, ubervillians
I have this series somewhere on Mt Git'r'Read and will definitely be on the lookout for it ASAP. This is a fun addition, or introduction for me, to the series.

There are superheroes and ubervillains and it's a campy tale. I liked the names of all of the characters and how they got the names, when Jennifer shared it.

Having a superhero guard the presents for the deserving kids who have little was looked at by Carmen/Karma Girl as a good cause, but wanted to know when she was going to be considered
Karma Girl is one of the Fearless Five superheroes in Bigtime, New York and is tasked on Christmas Eve with looking after presents that have been collected and to be handed out on Christmas Day to children who are in need. What should be a simple job turns out to be a bit tricky and needs the help of her comrades and other heroes to make sure the children are not left disappointed.

I haven't read the rest of the Bigtime series but as I'm reading Christmas themed stories this month I thought I wou
This was actually a pretty cute short story set in the Bigtime universe. It showcased two of the lesser known "ubervillains" in the series and a plot to ruin Christmas. I liked the "shout out" to the Gin Blanco series that can be found as an Easter Egg in this book. My only disappointment was that this story only took up about 43% of the Kindle book, the rest of it was excerpts from the other books in the Bigtime series, leading up to the release of Nightingale. A feel good superhero Christmas r ...more
For short read, loved it for Christmas time feel. Not as great as one of the full novels, but think of it as a fun quickie with Karma Girl!
Pam Chaffin
Christmas in Bigtime, and the Superheroes can't let the Ubervillains ruin the children's Christmas! A fun read!
tracey welch
This was a cute short story involving Karma girl and two new ubervillians. Nice quick read.
Jessica Bryan
Cute and quick little read.
Edie Ramer
It was good to be back in Bigtime, a city teeming with superheroes and ubervillains. Karma Girl was the first book in the Bigtime series, and reading this short story, I felt as if I'd reconnected with an old friend. It was fun and fast, but with depth and a great ending.

This is a must-read for fans of Estep's Bigtime books. For those who haven't read them, this story is a stand-alone and you won't have any trouble keeping up with the characters. I finished the story twenty minutes ago, and I'm
Emma Clement
A cute little novella, but nothing special.
More 4 than 3 stars, 3.5 stars

Fun little novella. After finishing Karma Girl I wasn't quite ready to leave Carmen yet so this was a nice extension from her POV. There is a decent story line and action sequences. There is enough there you could maybe pick it up as a standalone but reading Karma Girl's full book first would definitely make this a more enjoyable read.
Nov 13, 2011 Kristi rated it 2 of 5 stars
Shelves: 2011
This was my first taste of the Bigtime series, and I'm not inclined to sample any more of them. I just thought the story was lame, and there wasn't anything about the characters that grabbed me to read any further in the series. I did enjoy the shout out to the Pork Pit from the Elemental Assassin series, which is a favorite of mine.
catherine james
Bought this 'cause I sorely miss Ms. Estep's Big Time series, but I didn't find this one terribly satisfying and would recommend it (with reservations) only to DIE HARD devotees.

(Doesn't count towards my goal of 200 books).
I loved it just as I love all of her books. Unfortunately this was a short story and short it was. I wanted more story but it was a "short story". Read it because it sets a nice timeline for Nightingale.
It was nice to revisit Bigtime, in this fun, cheesy and entertaining short story. Who wouldn’t want to spend Christmas with superheroes and ubervillains :)
It was a cute read but made me sad cause I want to read more like I know a story about Swifte would be funny and hot!
Robert 'Rev. Bob'
Nice story, but between the low page count and substantial recap content, it just felt a bit rushed.
Wish Ms Estep would pick up this series again. I mean come on, who wouldnt love a good superhero story.
Rachel- Goodbye Borders
It was nice to be in Bigtime again!
All together now: AWWWW.
Sophia (FV)
Review to come.
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Jennifer Estep is a New York Times and USA Today bestselling author, prowling the streets of her imagination in search of her next fantasy idea.

Jennifer writes the Elemental Assassin adult urban fantasy series for Pocket. Books in the series are SPIDER'S BITE, WEB OF LIES, VENOM, TANGLED THREADS, SPIDER'S REVENGE, BY A THREAD, and WIDOW'S WEB. THREAD OF DEATH, an e-novella, is also available.

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Other Books in the Series

Bigtime (5 books)
  • Karma Girl (Bigtime, #1)
  • Hot Mama (Bigtime, #2)
  • Jinx (Bigtime, #3)
  • Nightingale (Bigtime, #4)
  • Fandemic (Bigtime, #5)
Spider's Bite (Elemental Assassin, #1) Touch of Frost (Mythos Academy, #1) Venom (Elemental Assassin, #3) Kiss of Frost (Mythos Academy, #2) Web of Lies (Elemental Assassin, #2)

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