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Taniea

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  • Blood Lust Rising: The Vampire Queen Trilogy, Book 1

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs)
    • By Fayth Devlin
    • Narrated By Liona Gem
    Overall
    (80)
    Performance
    (79)
    Story
    (77)

    Vampire Queen and Demon son - together they will wreak havoc and total destruction. Or at least, that's what the prophecy says. When a sex-seething succubus focuses in on Ella Grey, a half-breed vampire and her Shadow Hunting partner, Micah McGregor, a power is released neither can control or comprehend. A chain of events is triggered, forcing Ella and Micah down a shadowed path riddled with unrestrained passion, violence and betrayal.

    Katheryne says: "WOW! This one is good"
    "Rocking Entertainment"
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    The story between the two half-human paranormal characters, Ella & Micah, evolves from delightful squabbles into full-on lustful chemistry fairly early on. Once past their internal struggles over their unexpected bonding, they then have to deal with outside conflicts as well. Namely, Ella's sire and gran-sire, play major antagonists. During a time when the paranormal genre is flooded, "Blood Lust Rising" was refreshing, engaging, and titillating. Have to agree with an earlier reviewer, I would have happily grabbed the next edition had it been available. Truly a fun read... see this on my re-read/listen list.

    Liona Gem's narrative was impeccably done save Castro's character. Gem's interpretation really enhanced the audio.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Eve of Darkness: A Marked Novel, Book 1

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 54 mins)
    • By Sylvia Day
    • Narrated By Jill Redfield
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (201)
    Performance
    (182)
    Story
    (182)

    Years ago, Evangeline Hollis spent a blistering night with a darkly seductive man she can’t forget. But that evening of addictive pleasure has become a disaster of biblical proportions: She’s been branded with the Mark of Cain. Now Eve is thrust into a world where sinners are marked and drafted to kill demons. Her former one-night stand, Cain, is now her mentor - and his equally sexy brother Abel is her new boss.

    Angela says: "Could NOT turn the book off!!!!!"
    "Difficult to Digest"
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    Eve of Darkness was really just too much for me... the whole Cain and Abel bit coupled with a gal named Eve? They battle demons etc. only when given the directive by God. Many biblical references are used throughout all the while they are lusting or having sex, again, too much. Mind you, Eve is "marked" as a way to control Cain? I felt like I was wasting my time so I bailed about half way through. I'm not a religious zealot by any stretch, but I just couldn't get into the story. Obviously, this genre is pure entertainment... I may have had an easier time digesting the story line had Day opted to select different main characters.

    Jill Redfield is a great narrator and did a fine job distinguishing among characters.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Unbound: The Forbidden Bond, Book 1

    • UNABRIDGED (15 hrs and 18 mins)
    • By Cat Miller
    • Narrated By Neva Navarre
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (355)
    Performance
    (327)
    Story
    (332)

    College is supposed to be a time of discovery, but Danielle Vaughn never imagined it would be like this: Heightened senses, supernatural powers, and a sudden craving for human blood. Dani is a demi-vamp, the daughter of a human psychic and a vampire noble, a living secret kept hidden for 21 years. As Dani’s heritage manifests itself, her thirst for blood is matched only by her hunger for Chase Diedrick.

    Davida says: "This book deserves 10 Stars!!"
    "Enjoyable First Installment"
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    Based on earlier reviews, it appears that this is one of those love it or hate it novels. Much of the constructive criticism is right on whilst, too, were the many many compliments. I, personally, liked Dani's character and found it easy to empathize with her. The story had a number of antagonists... a couple that weren't obvious at first. I especially loved Griffin and Tessa and felt not enough pages were dedicated to them. Some portions of the story felt repetitive and drawn out, but all in all, it was an action-packed and heart-wrenching tale. One thing is for sure, you may find it difficult to put down. Very enjoyable. I managed to grab it for under $8 so it was a steal!

    Navarre's audio was great overall but she sometimes confused the consistency in character voices even in males versus females. Again, still very enjoyable.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Never Seduce a Scot: Montgomerys and Armstrongs, Book 1

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 10 mins)
    • By Maya Banks
    • Narrated By Kirsten Potter
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (2003)
    Performance
    (1831)
    Story
    (1837)

    Eveline Armstrong is fiercely loved and protected by her powerful clan, but outsiders consider her "touched." Beautiful, fey, with a level, intent gaze, she doesn't speak. No one, not even her family, knows that she cannot hear. Content with her life of seclusion, Eveline has taught herself to read lips and allows the outside world to view her as daft. But when an arranged marriage into a rival clan makes Graeme Montgomery her husband, Eveline accepts her duty -unprepared for the delights to come.

    CAROLYN says: "OMG - NOW THAT'S WHAT I CALL A GREAT LISTEN"
    "Expect to be Surprised"
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    Banks crafted an outstandingly unique character in Eveline - she is delicate yet strong, naive yet shrewd, submissive yet spirited. Eveline makes the story so much more. Graeme seems resigned initially to the match but discovers the jewel he's been given. Their journey is rather sweet. It's also interesting how Eveline brings the warring families together when faced with the malevolent Ian McHugh. Don't be surprised if you find that you genuinely get angry at some of the ancillary cast. In general, the Montgomerys and Armstrongs' series offers much more depth to the characters. Definitely one of my favorite Banks' series.

    Potter does NOT disappoint. She does a fabulous job of narrating... especially her interpretation of Eveline. Very enjoyable. No doubt the highland-romantic will be putting this book on their re-listen list!

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Darkness Dawns: Immortal Guardians Series #1

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 39 mins)
    • By Dianne Duvall
    • Narrated By Kirsten Potter
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (1825)
    Performance
    (1635)
    Story
    (1641)

    Once, Sarah Bingham's biggest challenge was making her students pay attention in class. Now, after rescuing a wounded stranger, she's landed in the middle of a battle between corrupt vampires and powerful immortals who also need blood to survive. Roland Warbrook is the most compelling man Sarah has ever laid hands on. But his desire for her is mingled with a hunger he can barely control...

    Amy says: "Warning: Mary Sue, poor writing, bad dialog,"
    "BDB Lovers... Give a Listen"
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    Though discovered nearly a year ago, I hesitated starting the series because of negative or mediocre-level reviews. I imagine this book/series is one of those that either the reader relates to or not. If you're a Black Dagger Brotherhood or Midnight Breed fan, this series is a worthy consideration. As a fan of both, I really enjoyed "Immortal Guardians" and wondered why I took so long to give it a listen. No, its not literature but fun reading nevertheless.

    Good guys vs. bad guys (immortals vs vamps) are central to the story whilst the humans are in the crossfire. Duvall offers a slight twist to the genre that most paranormal lovers will enjoy. Yes, a love story is entwined into the plot with well described passion between them. Personally, I prefer paranormal novels to have a bit of smut.

    Kristen Potter's narration is fairly consistent. Definitely one of my favorite narrators. Enjoyable read!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Colters' Woman: Colter's Legacy, Book 1

    • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs and 35 mins)
    • By Maya Banks
    • Narrated By Freddie Bates
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (677)
    Performance
    (628)
    Story
    (631)

    Adam, Ethan, and Ryan aren't looking for women. They're looking for a woman. One woman they know will share their lives and their beds. They're losing hope they'll find her, that is until Adam discovers Holly lying in the snow just yards from their cabin. Adam knows she's the one the minute he holds her in his arms, and as soon as his brothers see her, they know it too. The only problem is convincing Holly of that fact - and protecting her from the danger of her past.

    CAROLYN says: "A MENAGE FOR 4 - BUT BE WARNED"
    "Not My Favorite"
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    As a fan of other work by Banks, this one left me wanting. It was not the salaciousness that turned me off, but the story line that left me wanting. Though the sex always plays a pivotal role in her stories, Colter's Legacy was just not plausible. The characters didn’t have much depth either which is unusual for Banks. I had a difficult time getting through it.

    Bates did a fine job narrating. Definitely not my favorite.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Defiant: MacKinnon's Rangers Series, Book 3

    • UNABRIDGED (14 hrs and 33 mins)
    • By Pamela Clare
    • Narrated By Kaleo Griffith
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (144)
    Performance
    (131)
    Story
    (132)

    Major Connor MacKinnon despises his commander, Lord William Wentworth, beyond all other men. Ordered to rescue Wentworth's niece after the Shawnee take her captive, he expects Lady Sarah Woodville to be every bit as contemptible as her uncle. Instead, he finds a brave and beautiful lass in desperate peril. But the only way to free Sarah is for Connor to defeat the Shawnee warrior who kidnapped her - and claim her himself.

    ~~ DARA ~~ says: "In a word......Exceptional!"
    "Engrossing from Beginning to End"
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    Book 3 is a wrap on the MacKinnon brothers. In all three editions, the honorable MacKinnon men prove their brawny mettle on the American frontier, manage to save a lass, fall in love, & win the girl.

    "Defiant" focuses on the youngest MacKinnon, Connor, whose reproachable actions in Book 2 resurface and color his long-term perspective. Though Lord Wentworth has played an important part in the overall story, his character plays a particularly central role in this edition. If ever the reader sympathized with Wentworth, his actions in "Defiant" will have you questioning your compassion. Connor's story definitely offers more cultural details on Native Americans of the time than previously explored. More pages are dedicated to Joseph, the Mahican brother, leaving our curiosity piqued at the plot's end. Ian, Annie, Morgan, Amalie, Lt. Cooke, Dougie, McHugh, and others make appearances.

    Clare & Griffith definitely deliver again!

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • Primal Law: Alpha Pack Series #1

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 46 mins)
    • By J. D. Tyler
    • Narrated By Kirsten Potter
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (1047)
    Performance
    (942)
    Story
    (946)

    After a massacre decimates half his team and leaves him crippled, Jaxon Law must relearn how to fight-and battle the anger and guilt threatening to overwhelm him. But when he rescues a beautiful woman who awakens his primal instincts, Jax is unprepared for the dangers that lie ahead.On the run from her employer, brilliant lab assistant Kira Locke has evidence that leads the Alpha Pack on a hunt for someone targeting human civilians with Psy abilities.

    CAROLYN says: "WOW!! REALLY GREAT START TO A FANTASTIC NEW SERIES"
    "Covert Wolf Shifters"
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    Jaxon Law is a wolf shifter working for a special ops outfit who has a chance encounter with Kira Locke, a lab assistant. She suspects her employer in some kind of shady business (genetic mutation) etc. and steals vials to prove it - mind you she doesn't know what she's got nor what it will prove. She gets caught breaking in and is chased by the security. Jax saves the day when she's nearly caught. Though the premise of their chance meeting is plausible, the book skims over it leaving the reader questioning Kira's motivations/logic. There are a few other plot problems related to Kira's character, in particular, but overall it's an enjoyable read. Turns out Jax & Kira are mates and the drama ensues.

    Kirsten Potter does a great job narrating.

    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Ecstasy: The Shadowdwellers Series #1

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 14 mins)
    • By Jacquelyn Frank
    • Narrated By Kirsten Potter
    Overall
    (483)
    Performance
    (447)
    Story
    (452)

    Among the Shadowdwellers, Trace holds power that some are willing to kill for. Without a stranger's aid, one rival would surely have succeeded, but Trace's brush with death is less surprising to him than his reaction to the beautiful, fragile human who heals him. By rights, Trace should hardly even register Ashla's existence within the realm of Shadowscape, but instead he is drawn to everything about her-her innocence, her courage, and her lush, sensual heat.

    CAROLYN says: "IT WAS PURE PARANORMAL ESCAPISM AND IT WAS ECSTASY"
    "Ingenious Extension into Nightwalker Community"
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    Frank's creative addition to the paranormal community of Shadowdwellers (briefly introduced in her Nightwalker series) is a hit. The Shadowdweller plot line has several layers. There are multi-reality-scapes, individuals with special abilities, a monarchical system, a powerful/influential religious system, and a dark conspiracy incorporated into the plot. Though this combination may not sound doable, Frank nails it. The story begins curiously... Ashla's living situation, in and of itself, ensnares the reader. Then, she meets Trace in a most unexpected way. Frank takes the time to introduce us to the twin rulers (Malaya & Tristan), Trace's father (Magnus), Magnus' handmaiden, along with a myriad of other characters. Each installment into the Shadowdweller series draws focus on one of these initial characters --- set up similarly in the Nightwalker series.

    For paranormal enthusiasts, the Shadowdweller series is an excellent departure from the typical...namely wolves & vamps. The romance between Ashla & Trace is well described yet not overdone. I liked the series so much that I'm already halfway through Rapture, Book 2... which I dare say may even be better than Ecstasy.

    Kirsten Potter is an excellent narrator and her interpretation/delivery doesn't disappoint. All will enjoy!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Forbidden: World of Nightwalkers, Book 1

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 40 mins)
    • By Jacquelyn Frank
    • Narrated By Xe Sands
    Overall
    (357)
    Performance
    (332)
    Story
    (330)

    The unexpected happens in an instant. On her way to work, secretary Docia Waverley hurtles into a crashing crossroads, and she quickly begins to suspect that things will never be the same. Then, when a tall, blond, muscular stranger intervenes on her behalf, telling her it is his duty to protect her at all cost, what is just a feeling turns to proof positive. That is, as long as Docia's savior doesn't turn out to be a crazed kidnapper.... When Ram finds Docia, he has no doubt that she is his queen.

    Katheryne says: ""It's ménage à everybody!" ...I was so confused"
    "Untenable BodyWalkers"
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    Having thoroughly enjoyed Frank's carefully crafted "Nightwalker" series, I was really looking forward to the "World of Nightwalkers." Unfortunately, I just couldn't digest the plot which is predicated on a bodywalker species. The notion that two souls or beings inhabit a body at any given time wasn't so much the issue as was the main characters...namely Ramses, Cleopatra, Menes, Hatshepsut, and the like. The whole notorious pharaoh element was a bit much. It also seemed to drag on for me and very little happened after many chapters. The romantic aspect played an insignificant position to the overall story. "Forbidden" does spend the last few chapters setting up for the next installment.

    Frank is unique among her peers in that she is willing to dive 'outside the box' and develop a whole new paranormal species/world. She is incredibly creative ... going where no [wo]man has gone before...That said, readers should check out "Ecstasy", also a Nightwalker spin off, that is incredibly ingenious and quite plausible. Loved this first installment of the "Shadowdweller" series.

    Sands' narrative was enjoyable.

    3 of 3 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
    (1521)
    Performance
    (1395)
    Story
    (1397)

    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"
    "The Beta Perspective"
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    "Wicked" is a story continuation centering on the Alpha's Beta, Dante who played an important part in Book 1 and Jaime. The story & plot have much similarity to "Feral" in that the female shifters join the Phoenix Pack but come with issues. Both Taryn & Jaime are alpha females who discover they're bonded to the top alpha males of the pack and are targeted by outside forces for elimination. In the face of real & emotional casualty, their alphas save the day. Both couples have issues with mating though drawn to one another whilst their sexual exploits are tastily graphic.

    Jill Redfield does a great job overall but some of the later narration included awkward pauses. "Wicked" was enjoyable overall but just not as rockin' as "Feral Sins."

    0 of 1 people found this review helpful

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