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Gnomes of Suburbia

(Nexus Chronicles #1)

4.11  ·  Rating details ·  261 ratings  ·  10 reviews
Abby wants a new life, but magic was never on the agenda. Her new neighbours are great, if you like mermaids, werewolves, and medusi. Adapting to her role in the neighbourhood is tricky as it involves pulling magic between dimensions, but the garden gnomes that she animated try to help when they can. The warlock next door is also a problem, every time he gets near her, her ...more
Kindle Edition, 228 pages
Published July 1st 2010 by eXtasy Books (first published 2009)
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Toni (U.A.C.)
First off, I really enjoy reading Viola Grace's books. There hot and steamy, cute and sweet, with humor interspersed through that is laugh out loud. I lean more towards sci-fi, but her contemporary fantasy/paranormal is just as enjoyable.

This series starts off with the story of the Nexus, the rare person born who can pull magic into being to seed our world with infinite magically possibilities. Legend states that there is only one human born every hundred years or so who is able to transform int
Ann aka Iftcan
One of the few full length novels (albeit a short one) I loved this book. Especially the gnomes. The mc is interesting, the gnomes are great, the supporting staff is fun, the gnomes are funny, the hero is handsome and the gnomes are really interesting.

Er, can you tell that I really loved the gnomes? Well worth the money, and be prepared to never look at a garden gnome the same way.
Jul 21, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition

I loved this story it was amusing. The characters were engaging and entertaining, Abby was funny to read about. The interactions between characters was great. The storyline was inspired. Can't wait to read more.
Dec 16, 2016 rated it it was amazing
A wonderful full length novel written by the incredible Ms. Grace, who's sense of humor, wonder, and love of happily ever afters shine through. This is the beginning of a series unconnected to later works (Terran Times, Second Wave, etc), but well worth the read. There are nine books in total, the order sometimes makes it so that characters are introduced, but then later have stories telling their back story (specifically Raven and Max).

The first in the Nexus Chronicles, this book is humorous,
Feb 23, 2011 rated it it was amazing
Recommends it for: Anyone who love romance, magic and humor
Recommended to Brandy by: a friend
What can I say about this book other than I love it!!!

Abby is the artistic girl next door. She has a anal retentive mother who dispises Abby's artictic abilities and the filth that comes with it. She falls in love with a house and the fun starts there. She soon learns the meaning of friendship, family and magic, not to metion that she is this generations Nexus... what ever that is. Luckily Abby has new friends to help her along the way. The only problem is that someone wants her gone and her wi
Sabrina Devonshire
Dec 25, 2012 rated it really liked it
Abby is in for a surprise when she moves into a neighborhood full of magic people,including a werewolf, gorgon, and a mermaid, her clay gnomes come to life, and she learns that she's a powerful and important Nexus. When it's instant attraction just add magic (and an orgasm or two) between her and Xander, a mage sent to train her, life gets really interesting. A fun and imaginative story.
Jun 15, 2014 rated it it was ok
I was really looking forward to reading this book, bought the first three books in the series....uh! Struggled to even finish it. Not sure if it's the writing style, dialogue, or just the convoluted story. After such great reviews I'm very disappointed....
May 23, 2010 rated it really liked it
Fun read. Looking forward to the next book in the Nexus Chronicles.
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“Someone planted a car bomb in her vehicle.” The cursing on the other end of the line was indistinct, but heartfelt, “What was the result?” Abby and I got naked and writhed around on every piece of furniture in her living room.” 0 likes
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