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Candateshia Pafford

I really enjoy the world of books! Narration just add layers to that world... don't u think? :)

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  • Forever: The World of Nightwalkers, Book 2

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 56 mins)
    • By Jacquelyn Frank
    • Narrated By Xe Sands
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (110)
    Performance
    (102)
    Story
    (104)

    After being brought back from death, police officer Jackson Waverly receives the shock of his life: He has become host to a Bodywalker, a spirit that is reborn in flesh and blood, and part of a proud, ancient race that uses its extraordinary gifts to battle dark, evil forces. Jackson's spirit is a powerful one-none other than the Egyptian pharaoh Menes, who longs to reunite with his eternal love, the Egyptian queen Hatshepsut.

    Katheryne says: "Good but..."
    "Xe Sands is the best narrator in the universe!"
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    Xe Sands in hands down the best narrator in the universe! I will listen to anything Xe narrate. Period. Mix Xe with Frank you will have Perfection every single time. Book 2 in the world of Nightwalkers is getting good! The only reason why this does not have more stars is because the plot is just not on same level of as Jacob, or Adam or any of the other Nightwalker books. I think Frank will eventullay combine her other nightwalkers into these series because in this book it talks about 12 nightwalker races.... and let me tell you... we still need an end to Gideon son... " Son of Space" from the Nightwalkers books.

    Don't get me wrong... this book was great.. but it took far too long for the smexing to beginning and plus we don't even meet the queen in like the last chapter... so what? That is not enough time for us to build an impression of the queen like we have an impression of Menus and Jackson together.

    I loved the book...but I think my opinion is sooo onesided because I love love love Xe Sand narration and I love Love Love Frank books.... so there ya go....

    2 of 4 people found this review helpful
  • Second Chances

    • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs)
    • By T. A. Webb
    • Narrated By John Solo
    Overall
    (3)
    Performance
    (3)
    Story
    (3)

    Mark Jennings is at a crossroads. His finance job in the Atlanta nonprofit scene stresses him out, his mother is dying, and his relationship with Brian Jacobs has crashed and burned. He needs a distraction, some way to relax, and a massage seems like just the thing. He never expected his massage therapist, Antonio Roberto, to become his best friend.

    Candateshia Pafford says: "Emotional!"
    "Emotional!"
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    Good m/m romance...not really a double listen kinda book...but enjoyable first listen. This book has many sad moments...(tears)!

    Worth a sale I think...not a credit or buy...

    Narration was ok...nothing grand..but decent.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Hold Me in Contempt: A Romance

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 6 mins)
    • By Wendy Williams
    • Narrated By Rasha Jay
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (2)
    Performance
    (2)
    Story
    (2)

    Kimberly Kind is trying to get beyond her roots. A successful, beautiful, smart lawyer, she's finally finding direction in her life and getting out of the streets. But a terrible accident threatens to throw her carefully laid plans off course. Now Kim's hiding a huge secret…one that could threaten everything. Enter King. A perfect mix of Justin Timberlake and David Beckham, the man oozes sex and has more swagger than anyone Kim's ever met. Their chemistry is off the charts. But after passion-filled nights, the intensity of their emotions takes both of them by surprise.

    Candateshia Pafford says: "Nice!"
    "Nice!"
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    This was a bit ghetto, a bit class and a splash of erotica... but all in all, I totally enjoyed the story. "Ki-Ki Mi-Mi" or as the (h) brother Kent call her, is a lawyer (District Attorney) who ends up falling for a "white boy" named King. The heat between these two are hotty hot... but the mystery surrounding King...who is he, what does he do... how is he a gangster but live in the "Clock Tower", the most expensive penthouse in NY....

    Eventually the book takes a turn as Ki-Ki's professional life crosses with her personal life and the end was well... Happy I guess... I am not really sure...

    Worth a Sale and maybe a credit... there are a few racial words that some may be uncomfortable with...

    Narration was actually perfect for this type of book...I really enjoyed it and felt wrapped up in Ki-Ki's world... from family drama then switching to the professional world...

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Caged Wolf: A Paranormal Romance: The Tarot Witches, Volume 1

    • UNABRIDGED (4 hrs and 53 mins)
    • By S M Reine
    • Narrated By Pyper Down
    Overall
    (2)
    Performance
    (2)
    Story
    (2)

    The biker gangs passing through Lobo Norte don’t scare Ofelia anymore. All those men are the same: scarred, homeless, and broken…just like Ofelia. They’ve become a blur of forgettable faces watching her strip. She takes off her clothes, takes their money, and wipes them from her memory instantly. But Trouble is different. A biker with a wolf tattoo and tortured eyes, he sees beyond Ofelia’s tough disguise to a more fragile woman within.

    Candateshia Pafford says: "what a crazy paranormal adventure!"
    "what a crazy paranormal adventure!"
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    I was so confused in the beginning but I stuck with it... ended up liking the book! I really didn't like the Fang Bikers... but Trouble aka Cooper won me over... the smexual heat in this book borders on angsty as nothing really seems to happen until way... way into the book...but it was well worth it! Nice mystery adventure throughout the story with finding the meaning behind the tarot card that just won't go away!

    Narration was pretty good... many shift in voices...no two characters really sounded the same... Down is one of my favorites.

    Nice credit or sale...

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Private Property and Private Parts

    • UNABRIDGED (4 hrs and 4 mins)
    • By Audra Red, Chloe West
    • Narrated By Mark A. Child
    Overall
    (2)
    Performance
    (2)
    Story
    (2)

    Sam, an aspiring mystery writer with more than a few OCD tendencies, purchases a little home in the country, hoping to find his creative genius in the peaceful solitude. Peace and quiet isn't in the cards when one cool summer evening, a mysterious and gorgeous stranger named Will shows up on his doorstep with a delicious chocolate cake and claiming ownership of the house. Instant attraction sparks between the two, but there's one big roadblock in the way of a blossoming romance; the deed to the house.

    Candateshia Pafford says: "Horrible narration!"
    "Horrible narration!"
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    Didn't even finish chapter one. Audra Reed is an awesome mms romance writer..but bad narration will put a slowly mind warp on anything...procced at ur own risk!

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • An Introduction to Pleasure: Mistress Matchmaker Series, Book 1

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 33 mins)
    • By Jess Michaels
    • Narrated By Carmen Rose
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (44)
    Performance
    (43)
    Story
    (42)

    Lysandra Keates is running out of options. Her father is dead, her mother is ill, and her efforts to find respectable employment have ended in failure. With her small savings bleeding away, she swallows her pride - and her terror - and turns to Vivien Manning, an infamous courtesan, to match her with a wealthy protector. For years, Viscount Andrew Callis has lived a monastic existence at his country estate, hardening his body against the snobbish, lazy young man he once was...

    Lia says: "Hot and Spicy"
    "Liked it!"
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    Ok... so this really can't be described as Historical, as the verbage used just wasn't correct for the time period...but you know what... I actually liked that about this book. It was great... I wish some of my current favorite Historical Romances, add a F*** or D*** it, here or there...

    Very smexy book... this boarders on erotica...but the whole historical twist makes it a fine and extremely smexy romance...

    Well worth a credit..I enjoyed it.

    Narration was great too.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Carter Reed

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 3 mins)
    • By Tijan
    • Narrated By Lucy Rivers
    Overall
    (11)
    Performance
    (10)
    Story
    (10)

    Emma decided to skip the gym and went home early. It was the last easy decision she made because she found her roommate being raped by her boyfriend. She had two choices: Call the cops and be killed by his family's mafia connections or kill him first and hope to survive. There was no choice to her. She killed the bastard first and went to the one person who could protect her: Carter Reed. He's a weapon

    Candateshia Pafford says: "I totally love this!"
    "I totally love this!"
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    Maybe I am totally wrong in saying this...but Mafia Romance is sooooo extremely hot! I totally loved that Carter was a criminal, a bad to the bone criminal, and I loved the drama, action, and criminal activities done thoughout the story...

    I mean why listen to a story about bad guys when they don't do anything bad! So this was awesome... great smexy time and romance between Emma and Carter. Loved the ending...and I really hope there will be a book 2, because I so wanna dive into Teresa and Noah's story! Great Great...

    Credit well spent... Great narration...love those shift in voices!

    4 of 5 people found this review helpful
  • Wild Wolf: Shifters Unbound, Book 6

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 34 mins)
    • By Jennifer Ashley
    • Narrated By Cris Dukehart
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (32)
    Performance
    (30)
    Story
    (29)

    Graham McNeil knows that his pack is unruly, but he's not sure he can take the next step toward pack stability. After losing his first mate long ago, Graham has worked hard to keep his heart in check. Besides, even if he was inclined to choose a new mate, his girlfriend, Misty, is human - a fact that won't sit well with Graham's old-fashioned pack.But Misty is going through a crisis of her own, one that brings danger and death to the pack. With the wolves doubly convinced that there needs to be a shake-up, Graham must now defend his leadership.

    Candateshia Pafford says: "Very enjoyable!"
    "Very enjoyable!"
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    I am huge J. Ashley fan, so I usually enjoy anything from this author...but honestly these Shifter Unbound books are awesome! We r getting so close to finding out the whole collar thing and how to get them off our smexy shifters! I simply love how J.A. weaves the two shiftertowns together, and now with Jace mating a shifter from Austin...well it one big o'l happy family.

    This book goes deeper into the faire realm, more so than book 2 and Jace's book.The plot is getting deeper but so enjoyable!

    Narration was awesome...

    Well worth the credit or a sale...maybe not a buy...as it's over 10 bucks...

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Who He Is: FireNine #1

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 18 mins)
    • By S. Q. Williams
    • Narrated By Veronica Meunch
    Overall
    (19)
    Performance
    (17)
    Story
    (18)

    Eliza Smith has never been the one to seek a relationship. She's never dated a guy in her life, never even hugged a man (outside of her father/manager of the hot and popular rock band, FireNine) but when she decides to spend her summer on tour with FireNine, it all changes. Eliza really gets to meet Gage Grendel - her former crush from high school and the lead singer of FireNine - and witness sides to him to which she'll begin to truly despise. She'll ignore him, she'll dislike his ways, she'll do anything to try and stay away from him until Gage finally gets her to slip up and give in.

    Candateshia Pafford says: "So conflicted!"
    "So conflicted!"
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    I totally like the story.... BUT.... I totally was bored throughout it...

    The beginning was exciting and interesting... then meeting the band was interesting too...but the story started to drag with all the angsty parts...

    Don't misunderstand... the story had all the hot smexyness one would think to this story... Yes it was very very smexy...at times... it is the times the story wasn't about the smexyness...in those parts... I was rather bored...just wish the story would move on...

    THEN the ending...WT...F? I was so upset... So now I am just conflicted... Great, Great Story...but boring in parts and hated the ending... So there you go... listen at your own angsty risk!

    Narration was ok...

    Good Sale... haven't decided if I spent my credit wisely or not...because again... I am conflicted.. I liked it...but I didn't!

    4 of 6 people found this review helpful
  • Ghost Planet

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 56 mins)
    • By Sharon Lynn Fisher
    • Narrated By Dina Pearlman
    Overall
    (7)
    Performance
    (7)
    Story
    (7)

    Psychologist Elizabeth Cole prepared for the worst when she accepted a job on a newly discovered world--a world where every colonist is tethered to an alien who manifests in the form of a dead loved one. But she never expected she'd struggle with the requirement to shun these "ghosts." She never expected to be so attracted to the charming Irishman assigned as her supervisor. And she certainly never expected to discover she died in a transport crash en route to the planet.

    Candateshia Pafford says: "One ghostly experience!"
    "One ghostly experience!"
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    This was actually less ghostly than one might think. Yes the dead people are ghosts in a sense as they are people who have died and came and are bonded to people that they have in their lifetime. Oh...this st o ryan isn't set on planet earth..but a distance plant called RR or something like that. Smart move by the author as it is much easier to wrap ur mind around the ghost r aliens thing.

    The story literally becomes engaging right from the beginning...and remains that way till the end. The romance and character development was a nice bonus.

    Well worth the credit...narration was great as well...

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Shattered Glass

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 16 mins)
    • By Dani Alexander
    • Narrated By Joseph Northton
    Overall
    (16)
    Performance
    (15)
    Story
    (16)

    Austin Glass seems to have it all: a loving fiancée, a future with the FBI, and a healthy-sized trust fund. At least on the surface. He also has a grin and a wisecrack for every situation. But the smile he presents to the world hides a painful past he’s buried too deeply to remember, and his quips mask bitterness and insecurity. Austin has himself and most of the whole world fooled - until he meets a redhead in a pair of bunny slippers.

    Candateshia Pafford says: "AWESOME!"
    "AWESOME!"
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    This book was awesome! M/M romance fans...you are so going to want this book! The story is what is so great, more so than the character development...but wow, there are some great, and extremely well developed characters, right down to the bevey of secondary characters...

    The romance is slow and engaging...not many amex scenes...but unlike most m/m romance books where u literally need the smex at times to drive the story forward...the smex was more so apart of the story and written so well you hardly notice there is smex in this book. Although good scenes, I do wish there were more...but because u learn the background of the characters so well...when they actually get around to smexy time...u understand why they only went as far as they did...made perfect sense!

    I LOVED the background of the 3 not brothers, but brothers! I loved the dialogue in this book....so funny, so serious and so dramatic! Just Awesome...AWESOME!

    Narration was great...first time with this narrator...

    Definitely worth the credit... Remember this is a m/m romance, mystery, suspense book...so if neither of those are ur cup of tea...well skip this and drink cola!

    ** I have a new love for bunny slippers!

    5 of 5 people found this review helpful

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