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CAROLYN

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  • Gabriel's Rapture

    • UNABRIDGED (14 hrs and 12 mins)
    • By Sylvain Reynard
    • Narrated By John Morgan
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (699)
    Performance
    (646)
    Story
    (658)

    Professor Gabriel Emerson has embarked on a passionate, yet clandestine affair with his former student Julia Mitchell. Sequestered on a romantic holiday in Italy, he tutors her in the sensual delights of the body and the raptures of sex. But when they return, their happiness is threatened by conspiring students, academic politics, and a jealous ex-lover. When Gabriel is confronted by the university administration, will he succumb to Dante’s fate? Or will he fight to keep Julia, his Beatrice, forever?

    Katheryne says: "I swoon for the Professor!"
    "JUST BRILLIANT FROM BEGINNING TO END"
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    If you haven't already listened to Gabriel's Inferno start with that one as these books tell of a journey of a love affair that will grab you and carry you away with it, mesmerising you as you go and it will leave you totally speechless.

    If you are a true romantic you will love these books as they tell of the difficult and very painful journey that Gabriel and Julia's love has as they are finally found out and the disastrous consequences that transpire as a result. There are no descriptive sex scenes but only slight references to their passion, I would have preferred them a little hotter but this omission did not spoil the story at all.

    Prepare to be moved, prepare to sigh and cry and prepare to put your life on hold because, once started, these books cannot be put down until the final word.

    Worth the credit? They are like no other book I've read or listened to, they are SO captivating, SO enjoyable and SO well written that to score them as a mere credit doesn't do them justice - but I would have gladly spent many more credits on them and awarded them 10 stars - but beware - if you're not into a totally romantic story then this is not the book for you.

    14 of 14 people found this review helpful
  • Archangel’s Shadows: Guild Hunter, Book 7

    • UNABRIDGED (12 hrs and 17 mins)
    • By Nalini Singh
    • Narrated By Justine Eyre
    Overall
    (15)
    Performance
    (15)
    Story
    (14)

    In the wake of a brutal war, the archangel Raphael and his hunter consort, Elena, are dealing with the treacherously shifting tides of archangelic politics and the people of a battered but not broken city. The last thing their city needs is more death, especially a death that bears the eerie signature of an insane enemy archangel who cannot - should not - be walking the streets.

    Malinda says: "Great addition to the series! :D"
    "THEY'RE CONSISTENTLY CREATIVE & CAPTIVATING PLOTS"
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    These Guild Hunter books are auto downloads for me because they always hold consistently gripping and complex stories that are stuffed full of action, adventure, mystery, twists, great characters and romance. As the citizens, Vampires and Archangels of New York are getting over the great battle there's new Allies and allegiances to form, new buildings to accommodate everyone and the unknown Legion of dark bat winged Warriors are ever present. So, Raphael and Elena have a tough job on their hands but they pull together and their wonderful romance is still as strong as ever.

    But when a dog and a woman are found drained of blood it's up to the gifted Guild Hunter Ash and the hot and sexy Vampire Janvier to put all the missing pieces together and track down an evil killer. The trouble is they've both been fighting their chemistry, their attraction and their desire for too long under the guise of witty banter and light flirtation because Ash is hiding a shocking secret from Janvier that delivers a terrible and deadly blow. Despite this they must work hand in hand to follow the clues that will bring them face to face with a Monster.

    When you get a really good series, as this is, you easily remember events and the characters that each book held so it's like visiting family you haven't seen for a while and you happily and eagerly get all their news and updates. And along with this one comes a tense thriller and a bitter-sweet love story as murder and passion are both entwined in another awesome listen (although sadly not as sexy as others). There's also some new characters.

    Told from various character's POV's and I love Justine Eyre's narration. These books should be listened to in order to get the absolute best from this chilling/thrilling series.

    Worth a credit? Well, if Nalini Singh keeps writing them then I'll gladly keep using my credits on them..... so YEAH a very addictive, well-written, emotional and enjoyable listen that was worth a credit.

    1 of 3 people found this review helpful
  • In Too Deep: Others of Edenton, Book 1

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 39 mins)
    • By Brandy L. Rivers
    • Narrated By Kelley Hazen Storyteller Productions
    Overall
    (7)
    Performance
    (6)
    Story
    (5)

    Brody is a talented motorcycle mechanic and werewolf stuck in his painful past. On yet another depressing night, he is viciously attacked by vampires. Fallon is a brilliant tattoo artist with inherent magic. Tired of men and their games, she climbs onto her Harley and leaves her old life behind. Running for his life, Brody crashes into Fallon and sparks fly. She ends up stranded in the Northwest with her ride out of commission.

    Shirley13 says: "Love Edenton!"
    "IT DELIVERED MUCH MUCH MORE THAN I WAS EXPECTING"
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    The small town of Edenton is full of 'Others'....Shifters, Fae, Vampires, Mages, Shadow Stalkers and now also a new beautiful Druid called Fallon who is about to liven things up when she rescues and then is rescued by a tall, handsome and sexy Werewolf Enforcer called Brody. He's sweet, sincere, warm, thoughtful, strong, protective and isn't all Alpha which is a good job because she needs a mate who understands and appreciates her strong attitude, magic abilities, tattoos, piercings and general no nonsense behaviour.... and her history. But she comes with a lot of deep emotional baggage, danger and her fear that an evil sinister enemy is back from the dead and he wants her.... no matter the cost.

    This certainly is an action packed listen, whether it's describing Brody and Fallen's instant attraction, their sizzling chemistry and their hot sexual needs or their interaction with other members of the town or the drama that explodes when the evil Vampire finally makes his move.

    Told from both POV's and the narrator did an ok job but sometimes the story did come across as a Fallon fan site whereas I'd of been happier with one for Brody.

    Worth a credit? An unusual and addictive start to a new paranormal world that nicely unfolds and slowly releases more details and introduces more characters as the hours quickly fly by. Yes, IMHO, a creditworthy listen.

    2 of 5 people found this review helpful
  • Hate to Love You

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 4 mins)
    • By Elise Alden
    • Narrated By Carmen Rose
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (4)
    Performance
    (4)
    Story
    (4)

    Despite my slutty reputation, I was technically a virgin at 18. The faint positive on a budget pregnancy test sent me spinning moments before meeting my sister's snooty new fiancé. Shaking hands with upper-crusty James was like downing a triple shot of vodka. Dizzy with desire, confused by my body's reaction, and shocked by the possessiveness flashing in his eyes, I deceived him that night and told the world at their wedding reception. The truth? I slept with my sister's fiancé.

    50Shadesgrey says: "I didn't want it to end! Love narrator!"
    "LOST CHANCES LEADS TO AN EMOTIONAL LOVE STORY"
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    This is a very emotional and unusual contemporary British love story that's full of angst and bitter drama, as Paisley, the hated and very misunderstood daughter of a dysfunctional family, is on a downwards spiral of self-hate and self abuse in the form of drug abuse and alcohol…. but she's not going down alone. Two time periods, one full of bad decisions, rejection, heartache and pain then 7 years later when she asks for forgiveness, understanding and a second chance but again there's rejection, heartache and pain.

    This is a fast-paced story that's so well-written about denied instant sexual attraction and chemistry between two very different people that just weren't in the right place in their lives to understand it or grab it and instead fate led them down two very different paths. Lies, secrets, revelations, a twist, a lot of verbal sparring, family deaths, betrayal and a host of other events must all be overcome and forgiven before there's any hope of a HEA ending.

    Told from Paisley's POV with dry humor, few sex scenes but they were emotional, highly charged and graphic and the narrator did a great job.

    Worth a credit? Once I started this listen I was totally hooked on Paisley's life, her inner battles, demons, regrets and hopes and her hard-won fight to carve out a little bit of happiness in her life. Yes I could of slapped her at times but this is a heartbreaking, bitter and raw story that grew into a breathtaking love story which was well worth a credit.

    1 of 4 people found this review helpful
  • Delicate Ink (Montgomery Ink)

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 31 mins)
    • By Carrie Ann Ryan
    • Narrated By Gregory Salinas
    Overall
    (7)
    Performance
    (7)
    Story
    (7)

    On the wrong side of 30, Austin Montgomery is ready to settle down. Unfortunately, his inked sleeves and scruffy beard isn’t the suave business appearance some women crave. Only finding a woman who can deal with his job, as a tattoo artist and owner of Montgomery Ink, his seven meddling siblings, and his own gruff attitude won’t be easy.

    CAROLYN says: "HO HUM.... IT'S A 40/60 LISTEN"
    "HO HUM.... IT'S A 40/60 LISTEN"
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    This is one of those listens that has you scratching your head because there were parts I hated, parts I thought "oh come on" and parts I liked so at the end I was left wondering just what exactly my feelings were on this. And these listens are the hardest ones to review.

    My dislikes.... one minute the H/H hate each other, the next day they go out to dinner and talk about a mutual Sub/Dom BDSM relationship and go straight back home and have hot sex (me thinks surely not a first date conversation!) dual POV's. There were missing time periods, glossed over events and I had a big question as to why the new person couldn't of brought all his stuff with him (I don't want to give any spoilers).

    My likes.... The family dynamics were good and once I got passed all the sex (which I never thought I'd say) there was a decent story in the end when the whole family pulled together after a shocking life altering twist for the two lovers. Lots of characters with sub plots told from their own POV's which made it interesting. Very sexy narration.

    Worth a credit? Will this teach me not to judge a book by its cover? nope.... it's hot. I MAY give the second book in the series a try I'm undecided. As to the credit well I would rather of got this while on sale.... but I won't be asking for my credit back.

    1 of 4 people found this review helpful
  • His Wicked Games: His Wicked Games, Book 1

    • UNABRIDGED (6 hrs and 54 mins)
    • By Ember Casey
    • Narrated By Natalie Duke
    Overall
    (2)
    Performance
    (2)
    Story
    (2)

    Lily Frazer would do anything to save the Frazer Center for the Arts - even take on the infamous billionaire Calder Cunningham. When Lily breaks onto the Cunningham estate, she only wants to find and reason with Calder. (All right, all right, she wants to punch him in the face, too, but that's Plan B.) As it turns out, the arrogant billionaire is willing to give her the money he promised, but there's a catch: she must win it from him. And the games he has in mind aren't exactly... innocent.

    CAROLYN says: "WHAT MAKES A 5 STAR LISTEN?......."
    "WHAT MAKES A 5 STAR LISTEN?......."
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    Take a sexy drool-worthy billionaire called Calder, add an feisty, headstrong and desperate woman called Lily, mix with a plot that's got lots of sizzling sexual chemistry, tension filled games, hot steamy sex, skeletons, secrets and dirty talk finally top it off with a twist or two. Then voila you've got all the ingredients that makes up this 5 star listen.

    A well developed, well described, well written and well paced fun and sweet story about two loveable characters who had depth and substance and I was rooting for them both to get their HEA ending as the story built to reveal vulnerabilities and truths. However, although this isn't a cliffhanger ending it is a 'to be continued' love story.

    Worth a credit? It was an entertaining, non stop, must have listen from the opening chapter to the very end which was told from Lily's POV and with a great narrator.... So, oh boy YEAH one little credit made me just purrrr with the sheer pleasure of it.

    2 of 5 people found this review helpful
  • Jabril: Vampires In America, Book 2

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 5 mins)
    • By D.B. Reynolds
    • Narrated By Traci Odom
    Overall
    (30)
    Performance
    (26)
    Story
    (25)

    Jabril is the face of evil in the new world, a vampire who values no life but his own, who enslaves those he desires, steals whatever he covets, and destroys anyone who stands in his way. Running from L.A. and its seductive Vampire Lord, Raphael, Cyn sees the Houston job as a welcome refuge, a place to get away and heal her broken heart. But Texas will be no vacation. Cyn will confront a true enemy in Jabril, one who will go to any lengths to satisfy his lusts, enrich his coffers, and expand his power.

    tina says: "Adventure and suspense with part 2 of Cyn & Raf"
    "OVERFLOWING WITH DRAMA & ENDS WITH A ROMANTIC HEA"
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    This a great conclusion to the romance between the sexy and gorgeous Vampire Lord Raphael and the very independent, smart and kick-ass Heroine Cyn the P.I. that Raphael had employed and walked away from in book 1. (But oh wow he really nailed it with his heartfelt and emotionally honest "I love you" scene).

    Sorry, but I'm getting ahead of myself as this story is mainly about the twisted and evil Vampire Lord Jabril who is Cyn's new client and the tense and dangerous situation she finds herself in when she discovers the terrible things he's been doing during his sordid reign. There's gritty nail-biting drama and when she eventually asks for Raphael's help there's a rekindling of their passion, sex, a betrayal and Cyn finds herself in a very tricky life/death situation. There's also a sub-plot as women are being found murdered and drained of their blood and the tension rises as their No. 1 suspect is Raphael.

    Worth a credit? This has the makings of a great series as each book packs so much in and delivers a smooth well-written and well-narrated story that's enjoyable, entertaining and, I warn you, very very addictive. So, YES a credit-worthy listen.

    1 of 4 people found this review helpful
  • Play with Me

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 25 mins)
    • By Kristen Proby
    • Narrated By Jennifer Mack
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (573)
    Performance
    (520)
    Story
    (525)

    Will Montgomery is a successful professional football player and seemingly has it all. He’s not used to being told no, and certainly doesn’t take no for an answer. So when he turns his charms on his sister’s sexy rocker-chick friend Meg, he’s not only turned down, but met with open hostility, piquing his curiosity and libido.

    Jordy says: "This is Will & Meg's story! It didn't disappoint!"
    "I LOVED, LOVED, LOVED EVERY.....SINGLE.....WORD"
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    I was swept away into their world, their fresh and new budding relationship, their desires, their hopes and dreams, their pitfalls and the closeness, love and support that their family and friends gave them. I laughed, I cried and I celebrated along with them as I became hopelessly glued to every perfect chapter.

    What a brilliant, well-written book that gave me everything I hoped for..... and much much more. This book has it all.... a great storyline, humor, angst, romance, passion, hot sex scenes and a sexy drool-worthy famous leading man who's fallen for a likeable woman who unfortunately comes with some emotional baggage. Great narration finished off an awesome listen.

    Worth a credit? Oh YEAH, I love Kristen Proby's books and I'm about to put ALL the others I've missed out on into my cart.... so I guess we'll be living on take-outs for a long long time.

    2 of 4 people found this review helpful
  • Underworld Lover: The Guardians, Book 2

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 47 mins)
    • By Sharon Hamilton
    • Narrated By J. D. Hart
    Overall
    (8)
    Performance
    (8)
    Story
    (8)

    Joshua Brandon, a legendary and powerful rogue dark angel, meets a human woman whose soul he cannot take, and finds something he has not experienced before: love. At the same time, a new director comes to power in the Underworld, who asks for a test of Josh's loyalty by delivering this very woman to him. Melanie Worthington is back among the living, after reeling from the suicide of a close friend.

    Kim says: "Sexy take on Hell and Office Politics"
    "THIS IS FAST BECOMING A FAVOURITE SERIES FOR ME"
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    Sharon Hamilton has written another imaginative addition to her new supernatural world where good and evil battle for the lives and futures of us mere mortals. This time Joshua has to decide between the human woman he loves and his duty to collect her soul and make her into a Dark Angel. His new Boss makes drastic changes to the Underworld, which includes murder, resurrecting evil creatures and choosing a mate...... and guess who he wants.

    There's great characters, it's action-packed with twists, intense, emotional, there's a good romance which has nice sex scenes and it also includes much loved characters from book 1. BUT the true magic comes from the many voices provided by a maestro narrator J D Hart who's sexy Hero's accent was just so yummy.

    Worth a credit? If you keep writing them Ms Hamilton and JDH keeps narrating them then they'll be an auto download for me. So YES well worth a credit.

    1 of 3 people found this review helpful
  • Heavenly Lover: Guardian Angel, Book 1

    • UNABRIDGED (12 hrs and 32 mins)
    • By Sharon Hamilton
    • Narrated By J.D. Hart
    Overall
    (12)
    Performance
    (11)
    Story
    (11)

    Claire, an unconventional Guardian angel sent to save a sexy Brazilian-born painter from killing himself, discovers Daniel has been preyed upon by a powerful dark angel posing as his best friend and agent. Although successful in saving Daniel's life, Claire is in danger of losing her own when attraction to her handsome charge blooms into a forbidden love.

    seelk says: "heavenly"
    "A HEAVENLY DREAM FOR US PNR LOVERS"
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    A brand new exciting realm which is so vividly described and explained in this first taste of the battle between Heavenly Angels and Dark Angels for people's souls and futures. Sharon Hamilton's writing ability transport's and immerses you into a world where good vs evil isn't as simple as it seems and it's an all-action supernatural fest for your senses, emotions and imagination and it'll leave you craving more.

    There's heaps of drama and angst during the struggle for Daniel's soul, a dilemma for Claire as to what she will give up for true love and plenty of romance and sex during their bitter struggles.

    And the great narration brought it all to life so it plays like you've got your own personal movie in your head…. but sadly without the bucket of popcorn.

    Worth a credit? The story absolutely grabs you and won't let you go until the bitter end and I loved every minute of it….. so YES very creditworthy and I'm eagerly off to listen to book 2 now.

    1 of 5 people found this review helpful
  • Darkened Days: The Firsts, Book 4

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 19 mins)
    • By C.L. Quinn
    • Narrated By Pyper Down
    Overall
    (25)
    Performance
    (25)
    Story
    (25)

    Jacob had searched for her for two months. Taken by rogue vampires, Starla had disappeared without a trace. An innocent, sweet girl from a remote Alaskan town, the human friend of a powerful first blood vampire, she had no idea the vampire world existed. Now, a lead sends him to Paris, to a cadre of young vampires that run the city at night, breaking rules and risking the vampire community's sacred covenant for secrecy.

    Sharon says: "IT WAS TOTALLY AWESOME!!!!"
    "MY FOURTH FIX OF THIS GREAT VAMPIRE SERIES"
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    This is a great vampire series to follow…. each book has it's own storyline but there is a continuation of a secondary storyline running through them and the tension is building. So, to get the history/backstory of the Firsts (original vamps who have added abilities, super-strong plus more) and to get the most from this series, IMHO, it would be best to start with book 1.

    Jacob is on the hunt for Starla who's gone missing after he gave her only enough blood to heal her injuries and the hunt takes him around the world following some newly made vampires that are getting a bad reputation. But is Starla amongst them, who's turned her and why? It's an exciting plot with lots of drama, romance, sex and adventure because Jacob's journey hits some problems when he discovers Amas, who is one of the Firsts, has his fangs ready and plans for the missing Starla.

    Pyper Down did a great job narrating this as it had lots of different characters, in lots of different situations with varying emotions and she did them all with ease.

    Worth a credit? If you're like me a love a good PNR with drool-worthy vamps then it has to be a YES.

    1 of 4 people found this review helpful

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