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Erin

Millers Creek, NC, United States | Member Since 2011

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  • Maverick: Elite Ops, Book 2

    • UNABRIDGED (13 hrs and 25 mins)
    • By Lora Leigh
    • Narrated By Clarissa Knightly
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (192)
    Performance
    (177)
    Story
    (180)

    Micah Sloane knows almost everything there is to know about Risa Clay, including the vicious betrayal she endured years ago and the distrust she’s harbored ever since. The only way for the Elite Ops agent to uncover an assassin - and banish the ghosts of his own dark past - is to use Risa as bait. But nothing has prepared him for her disarming blend of innocence and sensuality, or for his overwhelming need to protect her.… Risa has spent six years rebuilding her life. And now, to save it, she must pose as Micah’s lover and draw a killer into the open.

    CAROLYN says: "A great listen and it had me hooked at Chapter 1"
    "Special Ops Book 2"
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    Another great listen from Lora Leigh and Clarissa Knightly. I am really liking this series, and Maverick is Micah's story and takes place during a mission following Nathan/Noah's story from Wild Card, Book 1. This is another example of a great story with all the heat you expect from LL's writing. You also get a little better acquainted with the other members of the team and updated info on Noah. I hope these all come to Audible.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • The King: A Novel of the Black Dagger Brotherhood, Book 12

    • UNABRIDGED (22 hrs and 4 mins)
    • By J.R. Ward
    • Narrated By Jim Frangione
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (364)
    Performance
    (341)
    Story
    (339)

    After turning his back on the throne for centuries, Wrath, son of Wrath, finally assumed his father's mantle - with the help of his beloved mate. But the crown sets heavily on his head. As the war with the Lessening Society rages on, and the threat from the Band of Bastards truly hits home, he is forced to make choices that put everything - and everyone - at risk. Beth Randall thought she knew what she was getting into when she mated the last pure blooded vampire on the planet: An easy ride was not it.

    CAROLYN says: "LONG LIVE THE KING.... & THE BDB"
    "Excellent as Usual!!"
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    This installment of the BDB, like most, has a LOT going on. The main focus is on Wrath and Beth and a back story of the elder Wrath and his queen. The laws and paperwork required to lead the race, Wrath's role in doing so, his desire to do so and his continuing growth as a male, a mate and as king are all part of the story, and there is not as much action movie material as some of the others, but there are also the continuing sagas of Assail/Sola, Xscore/Layla and Tres/Selena. Wrath and Beth also have struggles with each other and with those who want Wrath out because of his choice in queen.

    I've seen some negative reviews, and the complaints seem pretty superficial. If you are one of those people who 1- don't care about any new characters other than the brothers or 2- like to complain about about the few (true and funny) pop culture references and/or 3- have nothing better to do than denigrate the hard work of an author who has provided you and others with a large quantity of great entertainment, pick up Pride and Prejudice, re-read it often, and have a nice life.

    Those who love the series will not be disappointed in this one. Absolutely worth a credit or the cash.

    10 of 10 people found this review helpful
  • Hidden Agendas: Temptings SEALs, Book 4

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 36 mins)
    • By Lora Leigh
    • Narrated By Mackenzie Harte
    Overall
    (18)
    Performance
    (17)
    Story
    (17)

    In Hidden Agendas by Lora Leigh, tough-as-nails Navy SEAL Kell Kreiger is the best there is at searching, rescuing, and taking no prisoners…yet even the rush of ever-more dangerous missions isn’t enough to satisfy him. Haunted by a tortured past, Kell seeks distraction in a secret world of dark intimacies. But when Emily Stanton, the one ray of light in Kell’s shadowy existence, is pursued by a ruthless drug lord, the rules of the game suddenly change - and Kell will have to go deeper undercover than he ever imagined....

    Erin says: "Great Series! Tempting SEALs-Durango Team "
    "Great Series! Tempting SEALs-Durango Team "
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    This Tempting SEALs series is chronologically before the Elite Ops series. Durango team is backup for Elite Ops, though some of Durango do move into Elite Ops, and these are their stories. Having read them in print (rare for me because I DO NOT make time to read actual text often), I HIGHLY recommend both series completely, preferably to be read in order. Not sure why the releases are all over the place in terms of 1, 2 and 5 of Elite and then 2 and 4 of TS, but hopefully they will all eventually end up recorded as audiobooks and soon.

    These are standard Lora Leigh, so there is definitely hot sex on the menu, but these are not like some of her more superficial reads. There is love, loss, fear, hope, rebellion, forgiveness, lots of action and betrayal. I am a huge fan of the Black Dagger Brotherhood series, and these 2 series have a lot of the same appeal for me, in that you get to know the many characters better and understand more as you read each book (which is why it really is unfortunate that they are not being released in order, but I already said that).

    This one is all about Kell Krieger, super hot bad boy tough guy, and Emily Stanton, the overprotected but not-so-sheltered daughter of a senator. Kell's job is to protect Emily when drug lord, Diego Fuentes, and other baddies threaten to kidnap her AGAIN, years after she endured a hellish ordeal at their hands in which she was rescued by Kell and his team. Emily is a good heroine in that she is not whiny or helpless, and Kell has some interesting baggage to work through with his family and past. There is also some good info on Nathan Malone and Ian Richards who turn up later in the Elite Ops series and even more about Ian (and Kira) in the next TS installment which I sincerely hope will be out super soon because, while this doesn't really end on a cliffhanger, it does make you want to keep going to get to the "what happens now?" And I can tell you that what happens is pretty exciting and DEFINITELY WORTH A CREDIT, as is this one and all the others in these 2 series which are really more like one series in 2 parts (Durango Team and Elite Ops).

    Until they are all on Audible, I can suggest getting the missing books on Kindle through Amazon. Here's the reading order from LL's website:

    The SEALs Series
    Reno's Chance
    SEALs Book 1 ( Honk If You Love Real Men Anthology)

    Dangerous Games
    SEALs Book 2

    For Maggie's Sake
    SEALs Book 3 ( Real Men Do It Better Anthology)

    Hidden Agendas
    SEALs Book 4

    Killer Secrets
    SEALs Book 5

    Atlanta Heat
    SEALs Book 6 ( Rescue Me Anthology)

    The Elite Ops Series
    Wild Card
    Elite Ops Book 1

    Night Hawk
    (Available for free at Hero's and Heartbreak website)

    Maverick
    Elite Ops Book 2

    Heat Seeker
    Elite Ops Book 3

    Black Jack
    Elite Ops Book 4

    Renegade
    Elite Ops Book 5

    Hannah's Luck
    Elite Ops Book 6 (Men of Danger Anthology)

    Enigma
    Prologue To Live Wire

    Live Wire
    Elite Ops Book 7

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • The Undead Pool: The Hollows, Book 12

    • UNABRIDGED (16 hrs and 13 mins)
    • By Kim Harrison
    • Narrated By Marguerite Gavin
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (923)
    Performance
    (870)
    Story
    (876)

    Witch and day-walking demon Rachel Morgan knows magic - earth, ley line, even the forbidden demon magic - and that knowledge has saved her life more than once. But now something - or someone - is attacking Cincinnati and the Hollows, causing spells to backfire or go horribly wrong while living vampires attack humans and Inderlanders alike. The pressures build when the city is quarantined to contain the unreliable magic, and Rachel must stop the attacks before the undead vampire masters who keep the rest of the undead under control are lost and it becomes all-out supernatural war.

    Angela says: "Unbelievably Satisfying!"
    "Best Yet!!!"
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    Wow, the fans finally get what we've been waiting for in this one. The entire series is great, but this one is epic! Perfect performance as always from MG. Not into spoilers, so trust me and just get it now. Well worth a credit.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Mine to Hold: Wicked Lovers, Book 6

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 10 mins)
    • By Shayla Black
    • Narrated By Lexi Maynard
    Overall
    (165)
    Performance
    (153)
    Story
    (155)

    Tyler Murphy was an LAPD detective, single and happy - until a near-fatal tragedy crippled his friend, fellow detective Eric Catalano. While Tyler supported Eric, he also became a shoulder for Eric's wife, Delaney, to lean on. But with one naughty suggestion from Eric, a drunken night with Delaney spilled into erotic abandon. Before it was over, Tyler saw his best friend's wife as a woman and yearned for more. When Eric struggled to deal with the aftermath, Delaney begged Tyler to leave.

    Leesa says: "I can’t believe it"
    "Finally, Tyler!"
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    Another damsel in distress seeks protection from a smokin'-hot, big, strong alpha male. Was that a complaint? No, not at all. While all of the books in this series are HOT and steamy, this one is a little tamer in some ways. This one is not about how the woman needs to either change her perceptions and accept that her man must have her his way or hit the highway, and I liked that it was more of an emotion-driven book with great sex than a sex-driven book with some emotions thrown in as accessories. Not that those types of books don't have their time and place, but I guess I was more in the mood for this one right now.

    I have been waiting for Tyler to have a HEA since Delicious. When his old "friend," Delaney, shows up on his front door with some heavy personal drama and in imminent danger, Tyler mans up and deals. They have a short period of time to get over their past hurts and trust each other in order to survive the mess Delaney has found herself in. Their connection is still there, and that leads them down the right road, mostly. I was interested in the interactions with the couples from the previous books and the foreshadowing of the next one which I will automatically put in the cart.

    Again, this is a great series. It's very well-written, and Lexi Maynard is fast becoming one of my favorites to listen to.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • A Witch's Handbook of Kisses and Curses: Half Moon Hollow, Book 2

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 59 mins)
    • By Molly Harper
    • Narrated By Amanda Ronconi
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (1759)
    Performance
    (1634)
    Story
    (1628)

    Nola Leary would have been content to stay in Kilcairy, Ireland, healing villagers at her family’s clinic with a mix of magic and modern medicine. But a series of ill-timed omens and a deathbed promise to her grandmother have sent her on a quest to Half-Moon Hollow, Kentucky, to secure her family’s magical potency for the next generation. Her supernatural task? To unearth four artifacts hidden by her grandfather before a rival magical family beats her to it. Complication One: The artifacts are lost somewhere in vampire Jane Jameson’s occult bookshop. Complication Two: Her new neighbor, Jed Trudeau, keeps turning up half-naked at the strangest times....

    Diana Turmenne says: "One of the best spin offs I have read!"
    "Great listen...Give the accent a chance"
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    First off, yes, a combination Irish/Boston accent is difficult to imagine and must've been a nightmare to perform. I like to imagine Molly Harper came up with that because Amanda Ronconi lost a bet or she just wanted to mess with her. It is weird, and distracting, at first, but if you can stick with it for a little while, it's worth the first few minutes of furrowed brow. Truthfully, in a situation where the author creates a crazy accent, I would have preferred it to be performed without any accent at all because, while the main character is likeable, the accent is rather off putting, and I can't imagine wanting to spend much time in her company, but that is in no way AR's fault. She did it how it was written, and again, you do get used to it.

    As for the rest, it was great to visit Half Moon Hollow again and see how everyone is doing. As usual, this was hysterical and entertaining like all of MH's books, and I actually did laugh out loud (as much as I despise the overuse of that description and it's irritating abbreviation). Mama Ginger cracks me up. I also loved the references about reading a romance about werewolves in Alaska and that creepy, stalking Edward guy in Twilight. Every one of her books is loaded with entertainment and fun, and this one does not disappoint....much....at least not enough to matter.

    2 of 4 people found this review helpful
  • Entwined With You: Crossfire Series, Book 3

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 2 mins)
    • By Sylvia Day
    • Narrated By Jill Redfield
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (1924)
    Performance
    (1786)
    Story
    (1795)

    The worldwide phenomenon continues as Eva and Gideon face the demons of their pasts and accept the consequences of their obsessive desires.... From the moment I first met Gideon Cross, I recognized something in him that I needed. Something I couldn’t resist. I also saw the dangerous and damaged soul inside - so much like my own. I was drawn to it. I needed him as surely as I needed my heart to beat. No one knows how much he risked for me. How much I’d been threatened, or just how dark and desperate the shadow of our pasts would become.

    AudioAddict says: "I would title it "Bored with You""
    "Thank Goodness It's NOT Over yet!!"
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    I'm a bit surprised that some feel cheated and ripped off that this is NOT the last in the Eva and Gideon saga, but I for one am thrilled that there are at least 2 more books to follow. I love the subplots, and I want to know more about their crazy parents, families and exes, the female cop, Cary, Megumi and the 2 "drivers" who are more special ops bodyguards extraordinaire than chauffeurs. If Ms. Day had limited this to just 3 books, I think most of us would have lamented that it was all over and would have wanted her to do at least a couple of spin-off series with Gideon and Eva cameos and updates. My only gripe is that I didn't catch the story a few years from now so I could just listen to them all at one time, but that's pretty much always the way it goes. I can't wait to see what she spins for the next books, but I'm kind of hoping for a Magdalena or Megumi/Brett hookup and lots of comeuppance for G's mom, the pediatrician, half-brother and anyone else who needs it.

    As for the writer being "greedy," please. I would have paid a credit, and many would have paid retail of $29.95 without a blink AND been happy with more books in the series. Through Audible, this is absolutely worth a credit, though it's cheaper by cash and a total bargain to get the 3 audiobooks for under $30.

    20 of 23 people found this review helpful
  • Samson's Lovely Mortal: Scanguards Vampires, Book 1

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 14 mins)
    • By Tina Folsom
    • Narrated By Kevin Foley
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (472)
    Performance
    (432)
    Story
    (434)

    Vampire bachelor Samson can't get it up anymore. Not even his shrink can help him. That changes when the lovely mortal auditor Delilah tumbles into his arms after a seemingly random attack. Suddenly there's nothing wrong with his hydraulics - that is, as long as Delilah is the woman in his arms. His scruples about taking Delilah to bed vanish when his shrink suggests it's the only way to cure his problem. Thinking all he needs is one night with her, Samson indulges in a night of pleasure and passion.

    CAROLYN says: "Mmmmmmmm YUMMY"
    "Decent story, wrong narrator"
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    OK, the first 30 seconds almost killed it for me, but I gave the story a chance, and I ended up actually liking it. The narrator's voice is SO Mutual of Omaha's Wild Kingdom, that it made me laugh during sex scenes when (in my warped mind) whatever he was saying became something like, "The strength of the cheetah's sinewy thighs are proven essential when it's time to mount his mate ...." The female voice he does is what a guy making fun of women might sound like. In fairness, I blame the publisher, not Mr. Foley, for this mess. He has a great voice, just not for this type of book. I have no doubt that he is FABULOUS in more of a documentary or educational type of book and I sincerely hope that this was his one experiment with female voices and romance and that he has decided against doing so again.....EVER

    In spite of that, if you see it on sale, the story itself is actually is an interesting one. I even found myself listening a second time, but I can understand those who gave up early. In cases like these, I try to pretend a well-meaning relative is reading at my sick bed and run the narration through my the-way-it should-sound filter and deal.

    Sorry to say it is not worth a credit unless re-recorded with a new reader, but I kind of hope they do just that and release the next books in this Scanguards series because I'd like to know what happens next.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Lord's Fall: Elder Races, Book 5

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 18 mins)
    • By Thea Harrison
    • Narrated By Sophie Eastlake
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (719)
    Performance
    (666)
    Story
    (663)

    Before she met Dragos, half-human half-Wyr Pia Giovanni was alone and on the run. Now, she's mated, pregnant, and heading south to repair the Wyr's frayed relationship with the Elves. Being separated from Dragos is painful, but for the good of the Wyr demesne they need to figure out how to be partners, in more places than just the bedroom. In New York to preside over the Sentinel Games, Dragos is worried about his mate, but knows that finding two replacement sentinels is essential to show the rest of the Elder Races just how strong and brutal the Wyr demesne can be.

    Angela says: "Loved, loved, loved it!"
    "One of my favorite series"
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    I find myself going back and relistening to this series when I'm in between new reads. There is a good amount of comedy along with the drama and action. Yes, there is some sex, but it isn't the main focus like an erotic novel with a bit of action between sex scenes. It's more like a Percy Jackson or Harry Potter type fantasy world series for grownups who aren't offended by some heat between the sheets and adult language.

    I hope there are more installments ahead. I also hope that the novellas will get recorded since they are a nice tie-in. They're inexpensive as kindle purchases on Amazon which I felt compelled to get as a little appetizer while awaiting this book to be written. I listen to audiobooks because I do not generally have the time to read, but I made an exception because I just love the Elder Races world.

    Start at the beginning with Dragon Bound. The whole series is so worth the credits!!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Belong to Me: Wicked Lovers, Book 5

    • UNABRIDGED (13 hrs and 1 min)
    • By Shayla Black
    • Narrated By Lexi Maynard
    Overall
    (268)
    Performance
    (246)
    Story
    (246)

    When FBI analyst Tara Jacobs' fellow agent and best friend goes missing while investigating a sex ring, Tara goes undercover as a submissive in a Dallas BDSM club called Dominion. But no man can top a woman with Tara's moxie convincingly enough - until an edgy, dangerous dom takes control of the scene and sets her heart racing with a single commanding glance. Too bad he's also the man who stole her innocence years ago - and the one to whom she will never submit.

    Leesa says: "Hot and Erotic"
    "Another great installment to the series!"
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    As much as I disliked Hunter and Kata in book 4, I loved Logan and Tara in book 5. I got the connection between them that I just never got in the last book. This series is basically lots of hot sex and a bit of good guy/bad guy action. I love Lexi Maynard and hope she continues to perform these. The only negative was that there weren't many updates on past characters, but Logan and Tara were more than enough to hold my interest.

    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
  • One Night of Sin: A Novel

    • UNABRIDGED (14 hrs and 44 mins)
    • By Gaelen Foley
    • Narrated By Angele Masters
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (352)
    Performance
    (308)
    Story
    (308)

    Lord Alec Knight, the most daring and handsome rogue in all of London, is a smooth-talking aristocrat with an abundance of high-society lady admirers. With his irresistible wit, lucky hand at the gaming tables, and enticing charisma, he can have any woman he wants. But when the only girl he would have considered marrying ties the knot with someone else, Alec realizes he doesn't want to be with just any lady - he wants to find the love of his life.

    CAROLYN says: "My first - but definitely not my last !!"
    "Great light listening romance"
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    Well-written story with good narration. This is a nice stand-alone historical romance with a little intrigue and suspense. I will definitely look at other books by this author.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful

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