Nurse, mom, loved to read....but now I love to listen. When I retire I hope to hear waves crashing in 1 ear and audible in the other!
I read a good review, several good reviews and tried it, I really, really liked it! Not only is it a historical, paranormal listen but has fantastic suspense, murder and intrigue. This listen kept the ear bud glued to me until the very end. I liked the narration and will continue on with this series.
I love losing myself in books of any kind
This book was very good. It kept you on your seat wondering what was going on with the Archer. I've never really read a historical PNR... This was very exciting and different than your typical shifter/demon/vamp story. While this story is series there wasn't and cliffhanger or unanswered questions. Waiting for the next installment.
Say something about myself? Hmmmm, let's see......ummm...I read....and read....oh! Right! I read some more! And I like coffee ;)
There is always an appeal for me regarding mystery/magic/fantasy when merged with the Victorian era. However, while the premise of the story pulled at me, this was a bumpy ride. It was difficult to see the story at points because as the reader, you were allowed peaks inside the world and characters and once you just got comfortably immersed, the transition to the next scene was jarring...and not in a pleasant or exciting way. I don't always need or even want such a smooth transition but I found myself craving it in this case.
My star scale listed above is based on the following: *Dreadful _ **poor _ ***Eh Good _ ****Very Good _ *****Excellent!.
This story was Eh Good but left me dissatisfied.
....Yes? As stated above, there is potential in her storytelling.
Hmmmm...hard to place. Probably when Miranda forced the issue of trust by turning on the lights...by doing it the way she did....lets just say that the scene was layered enough for me :).
A more complete and comprehensive picture. The colors, plots, worldbuilding and characters were very interesting but the ride as I said above was bumpy and hard to see.
One major point in this stories favor was the narration. Very well done. Moira Quirk did a very good job of telling and conveying the feel of this story. Technically, I would have given her a five star but that is reserved for narrators that can top five or more voice characters that are believable in my opinion. She came very close to it though.
I chose this book based on other reviewers at Audible and because the narrator, Mora Quirk, did a wonderful job with the Princes Trilogy by Elizabeth Hoyt. This was a great decision because I thoroughly enjoyed this new take on what I felt was a Beauty and the Beast type of fairytale...with a twist of fire.
This audiobook had everything I truly love in a story: historical fiction, sensual romance, mystery, a strong heroine, a commendable hero and an element of fantasy that doesn't overwhelm the story. Pair that with an excellent narrator who actually performs the story and has distinct and memorable voices for each character, and it's an easy win/win.
Yes. I like the plot. Very well written. Moira Quirk narrated beautifully. I Ike the strong character that Kristen Callihan gave her heroine. Very, very good. Will definitely purchase the next book from Audible.
The secret of the face behind the mask. Couldn't guess correctly!
Both Miranda and Archer.
Will continue the series.
yes it was a nice light read that you could enjoy without to much bother
three stars for it
I enjoy historical, paranormal, and contemporary romance. Also steampunk, sci-fi, fantasy, suspense, and fiction. I'm open to about anything
Oh yeah, I really enjoyed this story. For the longest time (since middle school) I avoided paranormal anything. However, I got this one a while back - probably on sale -and I enjoyed it. I was too lazy at the time to write a review. No wait, I was busy reading the second in the series. I just listened to it again, and have the second ready to go. One of the things I liked about this was that the characters didn't annoy me. Also, the plot was believable in a paranormal kind of way, and the mystery/suspense was good. I also liked the narrator. There are some books I'd like to listen to, but the narrator irritates me half to death. Oh, I also like the Victorian setting (please someone message me the titles of other romances set in this era, but not narrated by someone irritating).
This is an awesome romance story with a bit of magic thrown in. I love historical romance novels but sometimes it gets boring. This book, however, is not boring and throwing the magic into the story keeps the listener hooked and then becomes a fantasy/historical/romance story! The love story is not typical or boring and it keeps you entralled to finish it all at once. I hated to pause this story in because it was so good. The narrator is good as well. Overall a must add to your library. Can't wait to hear the next book.
I am probably one of the few romance lovers that avoid all the vampire, werewolve, etc. books. I like the steamy love scenes in those books, but I find there often seems to be a hint (or more!) of violence and some out and out S&M. I am not a fan of S&M, so I avoid them.
The first love scene between the two protagonists made me think this was going to be another S&M, but it wasn't. It was a great love story!
If you like kind of hoaky "beauty and the beast" books with strong female protagonists (which I do) you will enjoy this book. I will read more books by this author!
The narrator was absolutely wonderful. I have listened to other books narrated by Ms.Quirk, and she always manages to make me forget she is doing all the voices, each character has his/her own voice and personality. Spot on!