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marlene

I am Who I am; and you are Who you are...so lets leave it at that.

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  • Dragon Bound: Elder Races Series #1

    • UNABRIDGED (12 hrs and 59 mins)
    • By Thea Harrison
    • Narrated By Sophie Eastlake
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (1833)
    Performance
    (1599)
    Story
    (1610)

    Half human and half Wyr, Pia Giovanni spent her life keeping a low profile among the Wyrkind and avoiding the continuing conflict between them and their Dark Fae enemies. But after being blackmailed into stealing a coin from the hoard of a dragon, Pia finds herself targeted by one of the most powerful---and passionate---of the Elder Races.

    V says: "Woo Freakin Hoo!"
    "Can I have a dragon too!!!"
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    I really enjoyed this book. It kept me entertain from beginning to end. I am a huge para freak and I have read or listen to every paranoral romance I can get my hands on. So let tell me tell you something...it made want a dragon of my own. I like my men a bit grumpy;p. Anyways its not the best written book but the narrator did a great job with the voices. The main female character was a little whinny but not to much to take away from the sorry. The author will give you a whole new look on the paranormal. It was fresh and cute...ohhh and let's not forget steamy. Oh how wish I had a dragon of my own.... any ways again. The dialoge is not shakespear but hey I understood and could relate to how the author spoke for her characters. If you are young at heart and can get down with a little slang here and there then you should look into the book. This is the first of a probably long series. So if u don't want to invest...this would probably not work out for you. Hot shapeshifting men (sigh). Some action. Sexy romance. A little main character whinny. Great character voices. Entertaining all togather.....hope you likey:)

    21 of 23 people found this review helpful
  • Wicked Cravings: The Phoenix Pact, Book 2

    • UNABRIDGED (12 hrs and 33 mins)
    • By Suzanne Wright
    • Narrated By Jill Redfield
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (1106)
    Performance
    (1010)
    Story
    (1016)

    Wolf shifter Jaime Farrow has a secret. And no one - not her Alpha, not her best friend, and most definitely not gorgeous Dante Garcea - can know the truth. She thinks keeping her little “problem” under wraps from Dante won’t be so tough; after all, he’s ignored her for years, despite her best attempts at flirtation. But though Jaime is determined to face her problem alone, nothing can stop her from wanting him.... As Beta, Dante is responsible for the protection and safety of his entire pack. If a wolf is hiding something that could endanger the others, it’s his business to know about it....

    Melanie says: "Wickedly Delicious"
    "Love, Love, Love.....ummm did I mention Love it."
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    Suzanne Wright is quickly becoming one of my favorite authors. I was so excited to see the new installment of the series. This is going to be a long running series. The author has a way of making you like and relate to the characters’ personality. The storyline is very similar to the last novel (Feral Sins: Phoenix Pack, Book 1<<< Read first, the stories do intertwine. These books cannot really be stand alone.) But she made different enough to keep you intrigued.

    So in other words; if you like authors who can make her readers (like me) have a smile throughout the story and don’t mind heated blushing moments then this is a book for you. The narration was great. Jill Redfield gave the perfect amount of attitude to the author’s one liners. If you like werewolves (I do) stories that have to do with not the usual problems then you want to check it out. Strong, independent women who don’t take any brown stuff this is the right book. Sexy men and battles and sexy men ooops but should be mentioned more than once; just buy the book and save the credit because the price is better then right.

    I hope you enjoy and smile ;o)

    1 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • Feral Sins: Phoenix Pack, Book 1

    • UNABRIDGED (13 hrs and 38 mins)
    • By Suzanne Wright
    • Narrated By Jill Redfield
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (1636)
    Performance
    (1506)
    Story
    (1526)

    Taryn Warner is a wolf shifter with extraordinary healing skills - and serious problems. First, her father is determined that she mate for life with a wolf shifter named Roscoe Weston, whom the feisty Taryn can’t stand. To make matters worse, she’s also been kidnapped by Trey Coleman, a dangerous alpha male from another pack. And as much as she wants to resist Trey, Taryn is incredibly, maddeningly attracted to him.

    Paige says: "Surprised they didn't check my ID"
    "A lot of dirty talk...and was not hating it"
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    Where should I start. Well I got the book because its romance and paranormal two of my favorite things. (And let get real the price was not bad at all.)

    The herion of the story is great. She is snarky and takes no lip from no one. She reminds of me:0) The series will be like other romances but what draws you in are the characters. There is a tragic alpha with a sad back story and the same sad back story for the herion. They need to learn how to open up with one another. Sound familiar. Well it is a romance. It is how the story is told. Well I think they did a pretty good job. There is also a lot naughtyness going on but again romance. The writer introduces a lot of character so I believe the series will be a long one. It kinda reminds me of the Christine Warrens series "the others" but this one only has werewolves. I enjoyed how they did not take a lot time explaining how "humans" know about them. I think it takes away from the characters' love affair when they start talking about how socity reacts to the paranormal. They also did not wallow in the unhappy childhoods the characters had.


    All in all it is worth the money and the free time. There are a lot of steamy love scene, a lot dirty talk, strong female with a soft spot for her man, sexy dangerous men, funny one liners (my opinion), and werewolf politics.

    I was entertain...I hope you will be too ;o)

    8 of 9 people found this review helpful
  • Lord's Fall: Elder Races, Book 5

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 18 mins)
    • By Thea Harrison
    • Narrated By Sophie Eastlake
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (717)
    Performance
    (665)
    Story
    (662)

    Before she met Dragos, half-human half-Wyr Pia Giovanni was alone and on the run. Now, she's mated, pregnant, and heading south to repair the Wyr's frayed relationship with the Elves. Being separated from Dragos is painful, but for the good of the Wyr demesne they need to figure out how to be partners, in more places than just the bedroom. In New York to preside over the Sentinel Games, Dragos is worried about his mate, but knows that finding two replacement sentinels is essential to show the rest of the Elder Races just how strong and brutal the Wyr demesne can be.

    Angela says: "Loved, loved, loved it!"
    "Love it or Hate it but mainly just love it!!!!"
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    I loved Thea Harrison first book in this series. And the characters back!!!! I just want to say this book is not a stand alone you have to read or listen to Dragon Bound and then Oracle’s Moon. This book reference these books. But if you are para-romance fan and want to get into a new series that will be around a while I suggest you look into the elder races series. It has not disappointed me yet.

    I like when authors give characters multiple books in a series. Its like catching up with old friends. If you read or listened to Dragon Bound and loved it like I did you will love this one too. You get to know how the couple and unborn dragon baby is doing. I have a feeling there will be few more books with Pia, Dragos, and Peanut. (Figures crossed)

    The book has romance and sexy men. Fighting and evil vs good. It gave a little about future books like who will be hooking up next. And Surprises about characters in Pia life (like her ex-sexy boss).


    This book will keep you entertained. I hope you agree and Enjoy;-)

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • Full Blooded: Jessica McClain, Book 1

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 28 mins)
    • By Amanda Carlson
    • Narrated By Casey Holloway
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (127)
    Performance
    (120)
    Story
    (118)

    It's not easy being a girl. It's even harder when you're the only girl in a family of werewolves. But it's next to impossible when your very existence spells out the doom of your race.... Meet Jessica McClain - she just became part of the pack. In the vein of Kelley Armstrong and Patricia Briggs, a new urban fantasy that rewrites the werewolf myth....

    Roberta says: "Terrible narration ruined it for me"
    "I want more!!!! Audible please record 2nd book:-)"
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    I am going to make this short. Loved the story, love the concept, but the performance not so much. The narrator is good but the her voice sound too young to me. Half the time I felt I was listen to a teen book. But the author made up for it. I really enjoy the story. It was different then your usual Werewolf books. It's not all about the romance their is an actual plot. But don't get me wrong their is some romance.

    There is some yummy men, there is a strong female, father-daughter, sister-brother, and some fight scenes.

    So if you don't want to get into a long series, this is not a book for you, if you can't get into an book if the narrator does not fit your imagination then look else where. But if you like have lore retold in a different way then check this out.

    Hope you agree and enjoy good listens:-)

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • Bared to You: A Crossfire Novel, Book 1

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 32 mins)
    • By Sylvia Day
    • Narrated By Jill Redfield
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (3687)
    Performance
    (3338)
    Story
    (3346)

    "Gideon Cross came into my life like lightning in the darkness… He was beautiful and brilliant, jagged and white-hot. I was drawn to him as I’d never been to anything or anyone in my life. I craved his touch like a drug, even knowing it would weaken me. I was flawed and damaged, and he opened those cracks in me so easily…Gideon knew. He had demons of his own. And we would become the mirrors that reflected each other’s most private wounds…and desires."

    CAROLYN says: "TOUCHING & EMOTIONAL ROLLERCOASTER OF PASSION"
    "If you like Fifty shades this is better!!!!!!"
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    I was a fan of fifty shades but i read this book i turn coat. This book is so well written that you will not be able to stop listening. I like the fax that is it not all able a troubled man who is ready to fall in love. But of to messed up individuals trying to live as normal life with each other. There are a lot of similarities with fifty shades that you at times will feel you are reading the same book but the characters will say something or the writer will describe a scene and you knew that there is something different.

    I also like that fact the sidekick/best friend has his own issues to work out. I thought the characters were likeable.

    Give this book a try just so you can choose which one is better.
    Sexy men, conflict, and mind involving story.

    I think its a good read. Hope you agree and enjoy:0)

    6 of 8 people found this review helpful
  • Fury of Ice: Dragonfury, Book 2

    • UNABRIDGED (12 hrs and 19 mins)
    • By Coreene Callahan
    • Narrated By Benjamin L. Darcie
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (754)
    Performance
    (677)
    Story
    (686)

    Homicide detective Angela Keen thrives on the city’s rough streets. But when she becomes the prize of all prizes in the dragon-shifter world, due to her “high-energy” status, she gets more than she bargained for. Kidnapped by Lothair of the Razorback clan, Angela barely survives captivity before managing to escape. Hurt and alone with nowhere to hide, she faces certain death when Lothair uses the trace energy she leaves in her wake to hunt her down. But before he can reach her, a mystery dragon-shifter intervenes and saves Angela’s life.

    ducksandruns says: "Becoming less 'Ward' and more 'Callahan'..."
    "Interesting and Enjoyable. Worth a listen."
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    The first book of this series I enjoyed. I thought it was a little different. It takes dragon lore in a different direction. The books are tied to one another. So if you want to find a new series to look forward and will be long running then this the series for you.

    It has everything a romance needs. Bad guys, hot guys, naughty parts, fights, tough chicks, bad vs good and so on...

    The author gives hints of future or possible books. It addicting so watch out.

    I hope you enjoy and agree :0)

    7 of 10 people found this review helpful
  • In Bed with a Highlander

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 10 mins)
    • By Maya Banks
    • Narrated By Kirsten Potter
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (1219)
    Performance
    (1111)
    Story
    (1121)

    Ewan McCabe, the eldest, is a warrior determined to vanquish his enemy. Now, with the time ripe for battle, his men are ready and Ewan is poised to take back what is his-until a blue-eyed, raven-haired temptress is thrust upon him. Mairin may be the salvation of Ewan's clan, but for a man who dreams only of revenge, matters of the heart are strange territory to conquer.

    marlene says: "Steamy as only a Maya Banks can be!!!"
    "Steamy as only a Maya Banks can be!!!"
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    I liked this story a lot. It has a lot of yummy Highlanders and strong women. This book is the first in a trilogy. Its about three brothers who's hearts were harden by loss. So we know what will happen they will find the women that will allow them to find love and what it really means. That is every romance. But what a true romance fan loves is how the characters get there. The author did a great job in telling the older brother's story. The narrator made it every entertaining.

    It can be graphic so if that is not what you are into then don't read or listen to Maya Banks books. I think she is a good story teller with a lot spicy.

    There are some fight scenes and highlander politics which I thought gave the book more depth.

    I hope audible will record the other books. I would like to know what will happen next.

    I hope you agree and enjoy:0)

    20 of 21 people found this review helpful
  • Oracle's Moon: Elder Races Series #4

    • UNABRIDGED (12 hrs and 8 mins)
    • By Thea Harrison
    • Narrated By Sophie Eastlake
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (837)
    Performance
    (758)
    Story
    (770)

    When Grace Andreas's sister, Petra, and her husband are both killed, Grace inherits the power and responsibilities of the Oracle of Louisville, as well as her sister's two young children - neither of which she is prepared for. Then Khalil, Demonkind and Djinn prince of House Marid, decides to make himself a part of the household, both as guardian and counterpoint to Grace's impudence towards the Elder Races.

    marlene says: "Love, Love, Love"
    "Love, Love, Love"
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    I think this book and book #1 are my favorite in this series. I liked this book for many reasons. I like the fact that the characters were likeable and interesting. Another thing that I enjoyed a lot was that the author gave you glimpses on the direction she is going to take the series. Through out the whole story their were hints of possible future book. Which involved my mind even more.

    Their were a lot of unanswered question that will be answered in other books in series. If you are not patience to wait for the answers...this might not be the book for you. I don't think this book could be taken as a stand a lone. So I recommend that you start in the beginning.

    They are sexy men...(of course there is its Thea Harrison Book). There is a lot Fantasy taken in different point view. ( I have read other books with Djinn and they were never portrayed like this. They are always unfeeling spirit creatures with no forms. Not at all lip biting sexy Kid loving males.)

    I also love the female heroine struggles with being Oracle. The author give the character just enough whin but she did not make her a whinier. Some author over do in that area.

    I hope you enjoy and agree :)

    13 of 15 people found this review helpful
  • Under Her Brass Corset

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 11 mins)
    • By Brenda Williamson
    • Narrated By Elizabeth Jasicki
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (14)
    Performance
    (14)
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    (14)

    Since the loss of her father, Abigail Thatch's life has been in turmoil. Her social status is in shambles, her finances depleted, and she's on the verge of losing her beloved home. But everything changes when she meets the dashing flying machine captain Jasper Blackthorn. Not only does he introduce her to a world she thought only existed in myth and legend, he awakens sensual feelings deep within her.

    CAROLYN says: "A most enjoyable fantastical Victorian romance"
    "Different..."
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    I did not love this book. The Narrator did a really good job. The Story had to much going on. Their is a lot of fantasy and some steam punk. I found myself zoning out on this story. This feels like a book that was just made to sell something. It was missing something to me. The Main Characters seemed a little whinny. I think the plot needed more time to develop. The story was rushed. The Concept has potential.

    Their were some streamy scenes. Their is Fantasy and some steam punk. The story is a time killer (for me). If you want a story that doesn't engage your mind. This is the book for you.

    Hope this Helps:)

    1 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • The Dragon Who Loved Me

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 41 mins)
    • By G. A. Aiken
    • Narrated By Morgan Hallett
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (76)
    Performance
    (70)
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    (70)

    New York Times and USA Today best-selling author G.A. Aiken is widely celebrated for her compelling Dragon Kin series. In The Dragon Who Loved Me, Rhona the Fearless, first daughter of a proud warrior family, resents that she’s not respected for her battle prowess by the male Northland dragons. But when one barbarian dragon becomes enamored with her, she begins to relish her influence over him.

    marlene says: "Entertaining!!!! But the not first in the Series"
    "Entertaining!!!! But the not first in the Series"
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    I love this book. It was fun and entertaining. I just did not want to stop listening to it. I finished it in a day. But I do need to warn you that this is book five in the series. At first I did not notice that it was not the first one. But then the author made references to what seems like pass books. I have not read the other books before. I wish audible would warn us that it is part of a series and that it is book 5.


    But the story was fun and they were always some kind fighting going on. The narrator made the book a little up beat. Even when there was killing and fighting. It was interesting. I did not hate it at all. But she does need to work on some her voices. Sometime I did not know who was talking until the name came up. They sometime all sounded the same.

    I like the fact the author did not just give us the main characters points of view or journey but multiple points of views and journeys. I loved it because it kept my mind involved.

    There is some graphic sex scenes in the book but not to many. I wish audible also rated that.


    I like this author, I have her on author to keep my eye on list. She kept me wanting to know what was coming next. The book can be a stand alone...but its not. I hope they record the others because I would like to have get them.

    This book has Big Family Crazy, War and killing, Fighting, Steamy Romance, Dragons that are yummy men, Fun, and Entertainment from beginning to end.

    Hope you agree! Enjoy:)

    13 of 13 people found this review helpful

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