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Dark Karma: Sword of Vengeance

(Karma #3)

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A remarkable tale of vengeance, time travel, and dark magic.

What would you do if you woke up one morning and your world was inexplicably changed in the worst way imaginable? Banished by his enemy into a hellish alternate dimension, Luke Decker fights to understand why his world has suddenly changed, and why is he on trial for the murder of his beloved Nina? What he doesn’
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Kindle Edition, 190 pages
Published September 7th 2018 by Outskirts Press
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Jan 12, 2019 rated it really liked it
“Dark Karma” is the third book in the Karma series by Laura Simmons. The story follows Luke and Nina as they declare their love and face challenges both in the real and mythical worlds. Soon after settling into their new relationship, Luke is framed for Nina’s apparent murder and must defend himself against the hands of dark forces like he’s never faced before. Meanwhile, Nina is left to scavenge the astral realm to figure out a way back to Luke. It’s a thrilling tale made of magic, betrayal, an ...more
Kimmie
Nov 18, 2018 rated it it was amazing
That was awesome! Man what a book! This is an extraordinary story. It is so completely well written and thought through. I could not put it down. I found myself reading it straight through in one sitting.
This is the third book in the series if you have not read the first two books do not worry these books can be read as a standalone. But this review may give away some spoilers
This is Nina and Luke's story. But we also get some of Bryce and Amber from book two. For instance remember like from boo
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Jessica Bronder
May 18, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Nina has issues and is afraid to love after her past. Luke is determined to break through her shell and they realize that they are starting to love each other. Enter Elliot, someone that had a relationship with Nina in the past. He has to stir things up and is looking for a magical item that Nina has. Then Luke gets sent to a dark and hellish dimension where his is on trial for killing Nina. Nina is desperate to find Luke and goes on the hunt with her astral projection.

This series just keeps get
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Krystal Stubbs
Feb 05, 2019 rated it really liked it
Dark Karma was a terrific book. It is book 3 of a series, which I did not realize before reading it. This made it a little confusing at times when there were references to previous events. However, it did not take away from the story line.
This book has a mixture of everything from dark magic, astral travel, love, betrayal, murder and mystery. It keeps you on the edge of your seat.
Nina has been hurt in the past by love and does not want to love again. Enter Luke and all that seems to start chang
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J C
Mar 04, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Dark magic & murder...
Having read the prequel, Tough Karma, I was really looking forward to this one. This one also didn’t disappoint. In Dark Karma, the main character Nina has been hurt in a previous relationship, and she and her love interest Luke are basically friends with benefits. As they realize they’re falling in love with each other, Nina meets Elliot. She has a past with him which she doesn’t remember. He’s jealous of Luke, but he also wants to steal a magical item Nina possesses. When
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Annette
Aug 17, 2019 rated it it was amazing
For me, this is one of those rare don't judge a book by its cover times. Wow, very well written. This plot is intense, action-packed, adventurous and gripping. I love the special "effects" and concept of soulmates, which I think is exactly what they are. If at first you don't succeed try try again. The characters aren't perfect but their love is everlasting and their journey is heartwarming. When I saw this cover, I thought I was in for reading a horror, thriller or at the very least a very dark ...more
Joshua Grffith
Feb 08, 2019 rated it it was amazing
A wonderful story

An interesting read to say the least. It has plenty of surprises and twists that will keep you turning the pages just to see what happens next. Nina and Luke fall in love with each other, much to the dismay of Elliott, who is pretending to be a friend but only wants to steal Nina's magic rock that grants her whatever she desires. Things become complicated when the trio end up in hell, living out previous lives. No spoilers so just read it and enjoy! I highly recommend this one!
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Suzanne Cass
Aug 31, 2019 rated it it was amazing
This book delves deep into dark-magic, time travel, telekinesis, astral projection, just to name a few. Add to that Nina and Luke’s blossoming romance and you have a fast-paced story that keeps you reading right to the end. Nina and Luke’s romance evolves from friends to lovers and then their relationship is thrown into turmoil when Nina has to fight hard to rescue her love from the depths of hell. This book has lots of surprises and sharp turns that will keep you guessing, but it is definitely ...more
Anthony Kohler
Mar 14, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Amber is safe, but now the focus shifts to Nina – Nina and Luke. They are on the verge of developing a life together as soulmates when Elliott, who wants Nina, stabs Luke with a sword that sends Luke into another world, one that Nina cannot reach even with her psychic abilities. Nina and Luke’s brother tackle the task of not only finding Luke but retrieving him from wherever he is – wherever he phoned from to tell them that he was in jail. Dark Karma weaves romance, mystery and thriller into an ...more
Buttercup1201
Aug 26, 2020 rated it it was amazing
A gripping tale about love, past lives and pain. The story picks up where book 1 ended with Nina and Luke. While trying to figure out who and why someone broken into Nina’s home, the pair is deciding if they should act on their feelings. Amber and Bryce appear in the storyline as well as some new and old ones.

Story held me captive from the beginning. Took me 2 days to read. The plot was interesting and intriguing. Hoping there are future books in the series. I received an advance review copy for
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Biba
Aug 22, 2020 rated it it was amazing
After reading the 2nd book of the series Tough Kharma, I was looking forward to Luke and Nina's story and oh boy, I sure wasn't disappointed.

The plot keeps you glued to each page, rooting for survival, the twists and turns, danger, paranormal and of course the love that Luke and Nina are fighting for. You are bound to fall in love with these books and with other characters that can be explored. I am definitely watching out for other books in these series.

Me likey and recommend.
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Mary
Feb 18, 2020 rated it really liked it
I was given an ARC of this book for an honest teview. I enjoyed this book
and really liked the paranormal aspects it contained. It takes place on
many plains with astral projection and karmic justice. The characters
grabbed my interest and the plot was a bit complicated with people
projecting to different times and places. The only complaint I have is tht
sometimes the transitions between couples , times, and protagonists were a
little confusing and halted the flow of the overall story.
T.N. Traynor
Apr 26, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Intriguing and imaginative

What a rollercoaster!
Nina psychic abilities and astral flying had me enthralled.
When Luke’s captured and held in a different dimension I felt like I was transported to a new world.
Best part for me, the time travel back to Scotland where the cursed sword is created and then binds their souls together to repeat their wrong doings throughout time.


Meredith
Dec 13, 2018 rated it really liked it
Shelves: paranormal, netgalley
This book had an intriguing premise, and I really liked the writing style. I'll be checking out more from this author. If you enjoy romance, fantasy, and magic then give this book a shot! The time travel and alternate dimension aspects to the story were fascinating. ...more
Brenda
Oct 07, 2018 rated it really liked it
I struggled a bit with the writing style in this book. It just didn’t seem to flow very well. That being said...I LOVED the story itself. It pulls you in and makes you want to hurry up and find out what happens next. Then you get to the end and itch for more.
Roxann Pool
Jun 05, 2020 rated it it was amazing
This was my first book of the series, and it was everything I thought it would be and more. Intense characters, plenty of twists and turns, and all the paranormal fun fair you could want. I enjoyed it very much and will have to go back and read the first book.
Kaila
Oct 07, 2018 rated it really liked it
good story.. interesting plot.. fun characters and it had a good storyline.. the characters kept me on the edge of my seat curious to see what was happening next
Lene Blackthorn
Jan 30, 2019 rated it liked it
Nina was never lucky with men. Neither was Luke, the ladies’ man. He was denying his feelings for his close friend for far too long, but not anymore. Finally, they decide to get into relationship, and life is like a fairytale. But their happiness is short lived, as Nina’s enemy uses the cursed sword for vengeance, sending Luke to be tortured in another dimension, and even Nina’s extraordinary psychic abilities have trouble to reach out to her beloved one..
Dark and vengeful story with lots of pa
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Priscilla Cook
Nov 22, 2018 rated it liked it
This is an interesting story. There is betrayal, mystery & murder, retaliation, time travel, unexpected twists, and skills in clairvoyance, psychic abilities, telekinesis, magic, astral projection, alternate dimensions, as well as visits to the realm of darkness.

Nina is a powerful psychic and for fifteen plus years helped the CIA gather information. She is also skilled in traveling the astral planes. She can use telekinesis in both the physical world and the astral planes. Even though doing so
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Ingrid Stephanie Jordan
Sep 01, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Title: Dark Karma: Sword of Vengeance
Series: Karma #2
Release Date: #AlreadyReleased
Author: Laura Simmons
Reviewer: Ingrid Stephanie Jordan
Serial: Standalone, No Cliffhanger
Genre: #PRN #Teleporting #OBE
#5Stars⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
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💢 I am so hooked I can’t get enough of the KARMA Series, I’m ready for #3.!! Dark Karma was just as Phenomenal as Tough Karma.

🔥Astral projection or astral travel is an out-of-body experience (OBE) where you temporarily leave your physical body and roam other planes of ex
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L.L. Thomsen
Jul 24, 2019 rated it really liked it
I do not usually read the genre, being more of an epic fantasy kinda reader, but I was attracted to this one because it sounded a little more unique and interesting than your average werewolves and vampire YA mash-up. I was not disappointed! Finally, a book where the main characters are not either high school kids or youngsters coming of age. I loved the fact that the two main characters are mature and have personalities that actually feel solid and believable! I also liked that there were lots ...more
Jessica Mitchell
May 23, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Dark Karma book 3 is a Thrilling adventure. So far I loved what I read in the book. Then realized that its book 3... now I'll need to read the other 2 books to really understand everything. But all in all. I can tell it's a thrilling adventure with romance, betrayal and magic. Luke is in an alternate dimension where he supposedly did something heinous... thats all I can say. And as you know has a magic rock that helps her walk the astral plain and see things. Don't do what I did and read out of ...more
Tammy
Aug 29, 2019 rated it it was amazing
I loved the second books as much as the first one. The characters Luke and Nina were likable and had great chemistry together. I loved how it played out. Didn’t like Elliott. I loved the world the author made for their characters to live in. The book pulled me into the story and held me hostage till I was done reading it. Hope you enjoy the second book as much as I did. I also hope to read more books from the author’s book shelf.
Got book for an honest review
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Patty
May 16, 2020 rated it really liked it
I read the previous novel a while ago, so it took me several chapters to figure out the backstory of the main characters (and their special abilities) as well as the context of the plot. I loved the blending of so many beliefs and paranormal things- sci fi, reincarnation, magical items, time travel as well as ability to travel on another plane of reality. At times there was a lot of jumping around in time and space which I found a tad confusing. I also felt that some of the interactions and dial ...more
Sherry Westendorf
Sep 21, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Very well written page turner you can't put down. She has two men in her life. One who loves her and one who just wants an item she has so her befriends her. She is a psychic and uses this to find the one who loves her that is on trial for her murder after he is sent to a darker place. Lots of twists and turns, surprises, drama and so much more. I love this author's writing and recommend this. I received a review copy and voluntarily review it. ...more
Rachael
Nov 25, 2018 rated it liked it
Book 3 in the Sword of Vengeance series, Dark Karma should be read after the first two offerings. Unfortunately, I didn't do this and was a bit lost. Reading the books in order should give the reader a better understanding of the story.

That being said, I did find the character interactions quite immature and the story didn't seem to flow very well. The premise of trade for gain was also a bit off putting.
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Barbara
Jan 21, 2019 rated it really liked it
A well written story but I should have read the first two books to understand this one better. There is suspense, drama, danger, Astra time travel, dark magic, hidden enemies, and romance between Luke and Nina I received a copy of this book and I am voluntarily reviewing.
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