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Kimberly

So many books...so little time! :)

Ixonia, WI, United States | Member Since 2012

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  • Savage Awakening: Alpha Pack Series #2

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 47 mins)
    • By J. D. Tyler
    • Narrated By Kirsten Potter
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (610)
    Performance
    (563)
    Story
    (565)

    After a mission goes wrong, Aric Savage is taken prisoner. Half-dead and despairing, he makes a stunning discovery: His Pack-mate Micah Chase, who was reported dead, is a fellow captive. When the Alpha team goes into full-rescue mode, accompanying them is an absolute stunner with sable hair - and a spine of solid steel.... LAPD officer and Psy Dreamwalker Rowan Chase has one priority: her brother Micah's recovery. Still, she can't help but be drawn to Aric, the ruggedly handsome wolf shifter who pleasures her as no man ever has - however fleeting their affair is destined to be.

    CAROLYN says: "SECOND SLICE OF THE SEXY SUPERNATURAL SEAL SERIES"
    "HOT AWAKENING!"
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    I thought Savage Awakening is just as good if not better than Primal Law in a lot of ways! I really liked how Aric isn't whom he seemed in the first book...he so much more!

    As Aric struggles with blaming himself for getting his team in trouble those six months ago, he ends up finding his mate in the sister of one of his fellow pack members...a member that was abducted because of him. Knowing how arrogent Aric was in the first one, I was really surprised to see how tender and unselfish he was in here. The emotion and honesty he shows are truly honorable...and he is definitely a favorite of mine now!

    While I like Kirsten Potter a lot, I still like her better with the highlander books I have listened to. In here, I often got confused between the characters, not sure who was talking to who because she doesn't really change voices much. Despite that however, the steamy scenes, which are many :) , were well done!

    The characters in this series are only getting better...and I really look forward to the next book, Black Moon, that focuses on Kalen. He goes through a lot in this book, and I am really anxious to see what happens next.

    2 of 3 people found this review helpful
  • Love in the Afternoon

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs)
    • By Alison Packard
    • Narrated By Gia St. Claire
    Overall
    (889)
    Performance
    (763)
    Story
    (763)

    Kayla Maxwell is eager to shed her slasher-flick bimbo image - and she plans to do just that in her new role on daytime's most popular soap. With a chance to showcase her dramatic range, Kayla will be able to wash away the lingering betrayal and public humiliation left by her controlling, philandering ex-boyfriend. Sean Barrett, the son of an influential, award-winning actor, is the hottest soap star in the country. Paired on-screen with the talented and beautiful Kayla Maxwell, Sean is determined to keep her at arm's length, burned before by fame-seeking actresses who had no qualms about using him to get to his famous father.

    MAB says: "Shocked that I enjoyed this so much"
    "LOVE & FAME"
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    Kayla is a very talented actress who finally has a job on a very popular soap, and to top it off, she gets to work with the best, not to mention hottest, actor on the show (whom I might add she has had a crush on since hight school). When Sean starts working with Kayla, their chemistry not only shows on the screen...but off it as well! Despite their past relationships with other actors...they decide to give in to their desires. Just when things are going well...Kayla starts getting threatening letters from a stalker determined to make her disappear.

    I liked this one...I really liked all of the characters and the chemistry between Kayla, and I liked the different challenges they faced as a couple as well. The storyline with the stalker seemed a bit predictable, but it wasn't too over the top. I love the narrator's voice thought she did great with Kayla! This is the first Alison Packard book I've listened to, and would love to read more from her! I could see some of the other story lines mentioned in this book continue to other books...and hope that maybe she will someday! ;)

    0 of 0 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
    (4332)
    Performance
    (3923)
    Story
    (3939)

    "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"
    "BARE!"
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    Eva meets Gideon by chance at her new job, and everything changes for her. Gideon isn't one for complicated relationships, however he is willing to change his rules for Eva. Their attraction is very strong, and they can't deny it, but it doesn't prove to be as easy as they would like to think. Just as thing get more intense...Eva realizes that like her Gideon has a dark past, but unlike her he isn't willing to share and is instead driving a wedge between them.

    Again, another book I really wanted to like, but I felt like Eva and Gideon's relationship was completely about sex. Every time they had a fight or were disagreeing on how things were going in their "relationship" the resolution would be to have sex. It was as if it solved everything and yet it didn't solve anything!

    I'm really torn to continue the series, because it left you hanging with some unanswered questions...but at the same time I'm just not sure it will get any better. I do love Jill Redfield as a narrator, and I think she did an another amazing job in this book...makes me want to like it even more. But overall..Bared to You left me wanting there to be more to Eva and Gideon's relationship...to me it was just bare! :(

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Cast in Shadow: Chronicles of Elantra, Book 1

    • UNABRIDGED (14 hrs and 25 mins)
    • By Michelle Sagara
    • Narrated By Khristine Hvam
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (1407)
    Performance
    (1250)
    Story
    (1247)

    Seven years ago Kaylin fled the crime-riddled streets of Nightshade, knowing that something was after her. Children were being murdered— and all had the same odd markings that mysteriously appeared on her own skin….Since then, she's learned to read, she's learned to fight and she's become one of the vaunted Hawks who patrol and police the City of Elantra. Alongside the winged Aerians and the immortal Barrani, she's made a place for herself, far from the mean streets of her birth.

    Amanda says: "Addicted to the series, but leaves you hanging..."
    "CAST IN POTENTIAL"
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    Ever since she was 10 years old, Kaylin, has had strange marks/symbols on her skin...ones of which she doesn't know the meaning of. Now she is faced with a repeat of the past as children are being murdered in her old neighborhood just like they did when she got her marks. Determined to prevent innocent children from dying and stop the person behind them, she is forced to face her past as unanswered questions begin to reveal themselves and also revealing that there is a bigger plan at work...one she is the center of.

    I really wanted to like this book, and it came pretty close to three stars for me...However it was also very confusing and often hard to follow. I felt like I was missing a big part of the many deep conversations that occurred. Also, the society and it's rules were...although interesting...also made me feel lost.

    The narration by Kristine Hvam was really good however, and is probably what gave it the story more potential for me. I did like the characters, and the overall story was good...but I wish there was more! I still haven't decided if I will continue this series...I'm just nervous that it will leave me feeling the same.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Kiss of a Demon King

    • UNABRIDGED (12 hrs and 10 mins)
    • By Kresley Cole
    • Narrated By Robert Petkoff
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (906)
    Performance
    (843)
    Story
    (851)

    From New York Times best-selling author Kresley Cole comes this spellbinding story of a demon king trapped by an enchantress for her wanton purposes - and the scorching aftermath that follows when he turns the tables and claims her as his captive.

    Sidonie says: "It doesn't get any Better than this for me."
    "OPPOSITES ATTRACT"
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    Things are finally starting to look up for Rydstrom Woede and his captured kingdom. When the opportunity finally arrises for him to reclaim his throne once again, fate seems to have a different plan in store.

    Sabine, the Sorceress of Illusions, on the other hand, has been trapped for so long by her evil brother, Omort, doing his bidding, but she may finally have a way out. First, however, she must capture her fated mate and seduce him, which is not as easy as it seems.

    Between the two of them, they both seem to be trying to get something out of a rather intense situation, but whether they get what they were looking or what they think they were looking for is a completely different story! They may have gone into this as one person...but they won't come out of it the same!!

    Yet another roller coaster of a story!! And just when you think you cannot be surprised more...Kresley Cole once again contradicts the fact that people can't change who they are.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Dark Desires After Dusk: Immortals After Dark, Book 5

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 54 mins)
    • By Kresley Cole
    • Narrated By Robert Petkoff
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (998)
    Performance
    (929)
    Story
    (929)

    RITA Award-winning author Kresley Cole continues her bestselling Immortals After Dark series with this electrifying tale of a ruthless demon mercenary and the lovely young halfling who enchants him. A seductive beauty he can never have, yet can't resist.... Cadeon Woede will stop at nothing to atone for the one wrong that will haunt him forever. But once he secures the key to his redemption, the halfling Holly Ashwin, Cade finds that the woman he thought he could use for his own ends and then forget haunts him as much as his past.

    Kimberly says: "Tied for Fave of Series: Audiobook Does JUSTICE!"
    "AGAINST THE ODDS"
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    For once he wants to prove them all wrong, and in order to make things right he must give up what he has looked for his entire life and has finally found...his mate. Cadeon has been a consistant disappointment to his brother as well as to his people, and no one thinks he can do this. At the same time however, neither does he.

    Holly, who has recently changed into her true valkarye self, is thrown into a world of chaos as she runs for her life with the help of Cadeon, from daemons and vampires who are trying to kill her to stop a prophecy that she is the center of.

    While they both try really hard to keep their distance from each other...despite the 24hour contact. They can't, however, deny the obvious chemistry.

    During the entire book...you are constantly wondering what Cadeon is going to do, and well I was really surprised!! But considering it is Kresley Cole...need I say more!?!? :)

    This was another great book in the series...now it is on the next!!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Wicked Deeds on a Winter's Night: Immortals After Dark, Book 3

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 23 mins)
    • By Kresley Cole
    • Narrated By Robert Petkoff
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (1334)
    Performance
    (1239)
    Story
    (1246)

    Bowen MacRieve of the Lykae clan was nearly destroyed when he lost the one woman meant for him. The ruthless warrior grew even colder, never taking another to his bed - until a smoldering encounter with his enemy, Mariketa the Awaited, reawakens his darkest desires. When sinister forces unite against her, the Highlander finds himself using all his strength and skill to keep her alive. Temporarily stripped of her powers, Mari is forced to take refuge with her sworn adversary. Soon passion burns between them.

    Netfilly says: "This narrator ROCKS!!"
    "RESCUE GONE AWRY!"
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    Having lost The High Tournament, Bowen is left where he began...with his mate long dead and yet another failed attempt to bring her back and this time with a terrible curse that is slowly killing him. Now, in an effort to release his curse and avoid a war between the witches and the lykae, he seeks to rescue the witch who he originally trapped and who cursed him to begin with.

    While Mariketa has no reason to help Bowen considering everything he has put her through, she finds herself oddly drawn to him and begins to possibly believe his claim that maybe she could indeed be his mate...maybe.

    As they make their way to freedom from the jungle...there is a bigger and darker evil at play. And just when it seems that things are going well between them...Bowen finally gets what he has spent nearly his whole life searching for and it changes everything!!

    This is one of my favorites in the series thus far!! I really loved seeing the relationship between Bowen and Mari develop. From the moment Bowen rescues her from the cave, the tension and banter between them is so fun listen to...knowing it is only a matter of time. :) Kresley Cole does it again...and I can't wait to get through the rest of these!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Dark Needs at Night's Edge: Immortals After Dark, Book 4

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 3 mins)
    • By Kresley Cole
    • Narrated By Robert Petkoff
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (1074)
    Performance
    (993)
    Story
    (1001)

    Néomi Laress, a famous ballerina from a past century, became a phantom the night she was murdered. Imbued with otherworldly powers but invisible to the living, she haunts her beloved home, scaring away trespassers - until she encounters a ruthless immortal even more terrifying than Néomi herself.

    Leesa says: "Mmm Sexy Vampires"
    "GHOST OF A CHANCE!"
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    Just when you think all hope is lost for Conrad, who has become mad during his years as a vampire and is being held against his will by his brothers in the hopes of improving...Conrad starts to see ghosts, but not just any ghost...

    Enter Neomi, who was horribly murdered many many years ago, and is forced to live with it everyday of her ghostly and very lonely life while she watches the lives of the living around her...that is until Conrad, the first human, or vampire that is, sees her.

    As they keep each other company in the house they are both trapped in, they are given a second chance with each other...or do they?...

    Again, Kresley Cole has such a way of bringing opposites, or not so opposites it may seem, :) together and throws in a few twists that will have your mind spinning! While, this wasn't my favorite, I still really enjoyed it and got a new appreciation for Conrad, who really seemed like a lost cause. Maybe it is possible that people, or vampires, can change after all. ;)

    0 of 0 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
    (1401)
    Performance
    (1285)
    Story
    (1286)

    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....

    Jordy says: "Just as awesome as the first book in this series!"
    "HEALING WOUNDS!"
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    This second book focuses on Dante, Beta of the Phoenix pack, and Jamie, a newer member but an old friend. While Dante and Jamie have known each other since they were kids, a lot has changed since they have seen each other, including their attraction to each other. While they help each other with each other's past, including Jamie with her struggle to keep her agressive wolf side at bay, thing between them progress more and more. And well...I'm sure you see where things start going. ;)

    I was so excited for this second book in this series, and neither Suzanne Wright nor Jill Redfield, the narrator, disappointed!! I thought this book was just as good if not better, and I can tell that Wright is going deeper into her characters, and I'm really loving it!! She also did a really good job I thought of setting things up for the books yet to come, and I am very anxious for them! Things were left bitter sweet in this one, and I am excited to see where things will continue from here!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • No Rest for the Wicked: Immortals After Dark, Book 2

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 55 mins)
    • By Kresley Cole
    • Narrated By Robert Petkoff
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (1462)
    Performance
    (1346)
    Story
    (1364)

    Centuries ago, Sebastian Wroth was turned into a vampire - a nightmare in his mind - against his will. Burdened with hatred and alone for ages, he sees little reason to live - until an exquisite, fey creature comes to kill him, inadvertently saving him instead. When Kaderin the Cold Hearted lost her two beloved sisters to a vampire attack long ago, a benevolent force deadened her sorrow - accidentally extinguishing all of her emotions. Yet whenever she encounters Sebastian, her feelings emerge multiplied.

    Lupdilup says: "I LOVE THIS SERIES!!"
    "A LIFE CHANGING GAME"
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    This second book was better than the last! Cole seems to have such a way to write characters in such a way that make them seem like nothing could possible work between them, and then she surprises you over and over again. She certainly did that in No Rest for the Wicked as a valkyrie, Kaderin, meets her match in a vampire, Sebastian, and sworn enemy.

    Kaderin has every reason to hate vampires considering one killed her sisters years ago...now she hunts them and saves a fang for everyone she kills. Sebastian, on the other hand, was forced into becoming a vampire by his brother, and has lived with it, hating every minute for the past three hundred years, but he wishes to no longer.

    The day he meets Kaderin everything changes... he is brought back to life, and for the first time Kaderin is unable to kill a vampire. As Kaderin enters the High, a month-long competition promising a reward that can bring back her sisters, after meeting Sebastian, he ends up following her through it while trying to win her over. Just when you think things are possible...the game changes again.

    This book has it all...suspense, action, intensity, death, and life...not to mention more great characters and great lines!! I am loving these books, and I can't stop reading/listening to them. Robert Petkoff is great, and all I can do is keep going... :)

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • A Hunger Like No Other: Immortals After Dark, Book 1

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 33 mins)
    • By Kresley Cole
    • Narrated By Robert Petkoff
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (2206)
    Performance
    (2040)
    Story
    (2041)

    After enduring years of torture from the vampire horde, Lachlain MacRieve, leader of the Lykae Clan, is enraged to find the predestined mate he's waited millennia for is a vampire. Sheltered Emmaline Troy finally sets out to uncover the truth about her deceased parents - until a powerful Lykae claims her as his mate and forces her back to his ancestral Scottish castle. But when an ancient evil from her past resurfaces, will their desire deepen into a love that can bring a proud warrior to his knees and turn a gentle beauty into the fighter she was born to be?

    Amazon Customer says: "My new favorite narrator!"
    "SERIES LIKE NO OTHER! :)"
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    This was a great start to a new series...well I realize it isn't new, but for me it is. :)

    A friend told me about this series, and I'm glad I listened! Although I am currently on book five in this series, I can honestly say that they continue to get better and better!! This first one, while it isn't my favorite, it is a great start as Kresley Cole introduces the Lore (world of supernatural and immortal beings). There is a lot to take in, but it is done very well making it easy to follow.

    Hunger Like No Other focuses on Lachlain MacRieve, a Lykae (aka werewolf) King, who escapes from vampire torture to find his mate. Once he finds her, Emmaline, he discovers that she is half vampire...an enemy to werewolves. Emmaline, who is actually the last female vampire, has been pretty sheltered all her life after her parents died. While she is finally seeking the answers to her past, she meets MacRieve, and is taken on a ride that will change everything. As they travel across the country, her acting as his guide, to his home in Scotland...there is a lot of tension, prejudice, and...well...let me just say things get interesting. ;)

    I am loving this new Lore world, and the characters are amazing...and so many good lines!! Robert Petkoff, the narrator, is really great!! At first his some of his impressions seemed weak, but he grows on you and gets better over time and does a fantastic job!! I'm in for a long ride as I continue this series. So excited!!

    1 of 2 people found this review helpful

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