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Johnnie

I Love reading and listening to books has made it a lot easier to continue with my very busy schedule and still indulge in my hobby!

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  • The Restorer: The Graveyard Queen, Book 1

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 52 mins)
    • By Amanda Stevens
    • Narrated By Khristine Hvam
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (329)
    Performance
    (297)
    Story
    (300)

    My name is Amelia Gray. I'm a cemetery restorer who sees ghosts. In order to protect myself from the parasitic nature of the dead, I've always held fast to these rules passed down from my father…until now. Detective John Devlin needs my help to find a killer, but he is haunted by ghosts who shadow his every move. To warn him would be to invite them into my life. I've vowed to keep my distance, but the pull of his magnetism grows ever stronger even as the headstone symbols lead me closer to truth and to the gossamer veil that separates this world from the next.

    Ducky says: "WOW!!! What a series~"
    "Temptation"
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    If you could sum up The Restorer in three words, what would they be?

    Chilling, delicious and sexy


    What was one of the most memorable moments of The Restorer?

    Stranded on the lonely highway at night, someone sitting in a darken car, without the headlights, Amelia without cell phone signal, and twin headlights appearing in the distance the moment she felt the end was unknown. Amelia ran into the streets like her life depended on it, and Detective John Devlin stepped out of his vehicle. That was my shortness of breathe moment.


    Which scene was your favorite?

    My favorite scene was when John Devlin stood in the hall way of the restroom. Someone bumped into Amelia, and she landed on his crest. For a moment, she imagined John caressing her lips with feather like touch, and the barest touch to her lips.


    Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

    My moving moment was when Detective John Devlin jumped down into a completely dark crevasse to protect Amelia when she screamed from unknown forces.


    Any additional comments?

    Three rules given to me by my father:
    1. Never acknowledge the dead. If you do, they'll feed off your energy like parasites, slowly draining your life away.
    2. Never stray too far from hallowed ground, you're safe there.
    3. Keep your distance from people who are haunted. They are a terrible threat and can't be trusted.
    4. Never, Aver tempt fate.
    Simple rules, really. But for Amelia those rules have prevented her from having any kind of a normal life. Still, she finds happiness in her job as a respected cemetery restorer and has made a happy, if isolated, life for herself.
    The performer, Khristine Hvam was spur with the southern accent. Made the book more enjoyable.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Shadow's Edge: Night Prowler, Book 1

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 28 mins)
    • By J. T. Geissinger
    • Narrated By Justine Eyre
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (203)
    Performance
    (178)
    Story
    (177)

    Leander McLoughlin is leader of the Ikati, an ancient tribe of beautiful, savage shape-shifters who live hidden in the forests of England. Their survival is rooted in secrecy, a secrecy threatened by the very existence of one raised outside the tribe. Charged with capturing her before she can expose their secret, Leander tracks the unsuspecting outsider to Southern California. The great warrior is prepared for a fight — but not for the effect the courageous young beauty has on his heart.

    Patrice says: "Jenna saw the feral green-eyed stranger"
    "Great Poetry Writing"
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    Would you recommend this book to a friend? Why or why not?

    No, Great poetry style writing, but this book literally could be taken from the Shana Abe Drakon series. So instead of Dragons we have panthers, but both are set in England, both have factions scattered around the world, both are in hiding for the colony's protection, and both deal with the premise of bringing someone back to the fold. For as well written as it was I wished the story was not so similar. Don't get me wrong I will most likely purchase her next book because she was a good writer, but I will just like to read something with less similarities from another author.


    What about Justine Eyre’s performance did you like?

    Justine Eyre is in a class of her own. I love her style or reading.


    Could you see Shadow's Edge being made into a movie or a TV series? Who should the stars be?

    Not really, since it seem so familar.


    4 of 4 people found this review helpful
  • Messenger's Angel: Lost Angels, Book 2

    • UNABRIDGED (12 hrs and 19 mins)
    • By Heather Killough-Walden
    • Narrated By Gildart Jackson
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (194)
    Performance
    (182)
    Story
    (182)

    As the former Messenger Archangel, Gabriel has had lifetimes to search for the one woman intended for him. So he's surprised to discover Juliette Anderson in the dark corner of his favorite pub in Scotland, the land he's called home for two thousand years-and the last place he expected to find her. The connection between them is strong, hot and instantaneous.

    CAROLYN says: "EVERY SINGLE PARAGRAPH WAS JUST.......WOW"
    "Steamy"
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    Would you consider the audio edition of Messenger's Angel to be better than the print version?

    No really, I love listening, because it sets the seen as watching a movie.


    What did you like best about this story?

    This story grabbed me from the very beginning. I couldn't put it down until I finished it.
    I love how all of the men in Heather's books are strong, masculine, sexy men and Gabe is no exception. Juliette is every bit as strong as Gabe which makes for amazing chemistry and passion. The setting in Scotland is magical. The way Heather describes it makes you feel like you belong there. The shocker!!!! (drum roll, Azrael's archesses is revealed!!)


    Which scene was your favorite?

    The written scenes of Scotland.


    Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

    Yes, Azrael's archesses is revealed


    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Fury of Fire: Dragonfury, Book 1

    • UNABRIDGED (12 hrs and 7 mins)
    • By Coreene Callahan
    • Narrated By Benjamin L. Darcie
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (1322)
    Performance
    (1190)
    Story
    (1204)

    A clandestine race of half-dragon, half-humans known as dragon-shifters lives among us. Bastian, leader of the Nightfury dragon clan, is sworn to protect humankind at all costs. For him, honor and duty always come first. When the clan dictates he take a human mate to sire a son, he falters, aware that for a human to birth a dragon-shifter she must die. Myst, the woman given into his care, is the most extraordinary he’s ever met, and though he can’t bear the thought of harming her, he is bound by duty.

    Teresa says: "The good, the bad and the ugly."
    "Too Similar to Black Dagger Brotherhood,"
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    Would you recommend this book to a friend? Why or why not?

    No, I will not. I did not get to finish the book. The line up of dragon brothers living in a luxury hidden lair is the Leader, the Best Friend, the Computer Geek ,the Troubled Dangerous Anti-Social One, and another one who didn't make any impression of distinct personality on me besides he's green in dragon form. They have a fussy butler/servant to cook them waffles and do their laundry. There is a homicide detective that can sense dragon "issues". The dragon-men wear "@!*#kickers", they call each other "warrior" and "brother", and they "feed" off "females". They go a dance club where bodies are "writhing", music is pumping, and people are having private time in the dark corners. The brothers sit in the VIP area, and drink brand-name alcohol while looking for their enemies or females to feed off of. The patrons "part like the red sea" when these over six-foot tall sex-gods wearing "leathers", and "rolling" with menace, cross the room. The males like to feed their females. They think of their females as "worthy" or "of worth". The dragon-boys have names along the same lines as the BDB boys. The dragon-boys have magic that makes them invisible to humans. The dragon-boys can't go outside during the day because of the sun light.

    Those are just a tiny fraction of the similarities between this story and the Black Dagger Brotherhood series, but you get the idea.


    What was your reaction to the ending? (No spoilers please!)

    Have no idea, did not finish the book.


    Did Benjamin L. Darcie do a good job differentiating all the characters? How?

    Benjamin L. Darcie was great ad a performance.


    Do you think Fury of Fire needs a follow-up book? Why or why not?

    There are follow-up books, but I will not be reading nor listening


    0 of 1 people found this review helpful

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