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Erin

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  • A Tragic Wreck: Beautiful Mess, Book 2

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 55 mins)
    • By T. K. Leigh
    • Narrated By Anadelle Waters
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (98)
    Performance
    (93)
    Story
    (90)

    Haunted by her past, Olivia Adler flees Boston for a beach in Florida, leaving everyone behind. Remaining a relative recluse in her self-imposed prison, she tries to turn everything off, wanting to feel nothing. But a new acquaintance won't let that happen. After being away from Alexander for a month, his voice constantly ringing in her head, reminding her that her inability to confront her demons will not only destroy her but also him, can she really be expected to want to feel again when it brings nothing but pain?

    elizabeth rabe says: "Very Disappointing"
    "Trilogy Review 2 of 3"
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    The narration was good. See my review of Book 1 for more detail.

    Book 2 is a little bit of interesting mixed with a whole lot of painful. The side stories and characters are actually pretty cool. However, the push-pull of Alex and Olivia is way OTT. They both are complete morons. I was like, "Well, good. Here are some relatively stable people that I hope they hook up with instead of each other because they are totally toxic, basket cases together." There's an almost cool twist….that never really materializes. Then…the stupid… it burns. Let's see. What to do when bad stuff happens? Hmm 1- Run. 2- Hide. 3- Booze. 4- Sex. Yes, very mature.

    *****MINOR SPOILER******
    Alex is supposedly a SEAL, yet he can't manage to stop a woman (who is supposedly in danger and needs a protection detail) from fleeing his house (for no damn reason other than she is an immature twat) even though she has to wait for an elevator in order to leave. Then, Mr. Security Expert can't manage to catch her outside, screams her name and then bends over SOBBING on the street having lost her. Alex is a SEAL? Hell no. Maybe an emotionally unstable florist but not a freaking SEAL. No way. Also, the "cleaner," Donovan, has to be the most incompetent criminal ever written. His "target" is a very gullible and dimwitted woman who regularly flees her security and has no clue to life, and he can't manage to abduct her? Give me a break.
    ********END OF SPOILER********

    I'm still hanging in, though I really am regretting investing in the 3 books at this time. There appears to be good writing and a decent story underneath the many moments of pure stupidity. This one ends a bit happier, and promises better things to come. Still hanging in there and enduring. Hoping for a BIG payoff in Book 3 to make this all worth it.

    2 of 4 people found this review helpful
  • Man Hands

    • UNABRIDGED (6 hrs and 26 mins)
    • By Tanya Eby, Sarina Bowen
    • Narrated By Luke Daniels, Erin Mallon
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (359)
    Performance
    (337)
    Story
    (338)

    At 34, I'm reeling from a divorce. I don't want to party or try to move on. I just want to stay home and post a new recipe on my blog: Brynn's Dips and Balls. But my friends aren't having it. Get out there again, they say. It will be fun, they say. I'm still taking a hard pass. Free designer cocktails, they say. And that's a game-changer. Too bad my ex shows up with his new arm candy. That's when I lose my mind.

    Lydia D. Rella says: "LOVED it! Hilarious, HOT and A+ performances!"
    "Don't Miss This One!!"
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    So, there are a lot of excellent romantic comedy-type romances right now, and that is awesome. In times like these, it's easy to miss some wonderful gems. Don't let this be one of them. Sure, it'll be good in five years when you come across it again, but seriously--why wait? THIS is a little different than the others -in the best ways. I did not know that Tanya Eby (an excellent narrator who is one of my faves) also was writing, and this is my first (but definitely not last) listen to a book with Sarina Bowen's name in the byline as well. I can't speak to how their writing is separately, but together, this is a magical writing team. This felt like the most FUN book I've listened to in a while. It was real in the way the interactions between the characters went, but totally "suspend belief for the sake of the full comedic effect in the story" in other parts that gave it a bit of a slapstick feel but not to the point of eyerolling, just to the point of perfect hilarity. The visuals you will compose in your head will crack you up. As others have said, the penis POV was just epic.

    Luke Daniels and Erin Mallon were a perfect duo for this wild and crazy but also sweet and sentimental ride. Hold on! It's definitely a good one!

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • The Glass Mermaid: A Falling in Deep Collection Novella

    • UNABRIDGED (1 hr and 54 mins)
    • By Poppy Lawless
    • Narrated By Hollie Jackson
    Overall
    (32)
    Performance
    (31)
    Story
    (31)

    I'm dying. It's not a question; it's a fact. The cancer is eating me alive. They told me I have six months to live, maybe less. I came home, back to Chancellor on Lake Erie, to die. The sunsets are vivid there, and I will relish every one. I've never seen anything more beautiful than a Lake Erie sunset, until I see her.

    Debbie says: "Different . . . Engaging and Delightful"
    "What a Great "Tail!!""
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    This is the first of 3 short stories that take place in a magical little town. I had gotten books 2 and then 3 a couple of years ago, and they can be stand-alones, but I'm now going to re-listen in order because I had forgotten just how fun they are. On the plus side, there now is a box set of the 3 stories for one credit which makes them more affordable than before. I usually am a full-length novel kind of listener, but sometimes, you just know you're only going to have a bit of time or want something light after an angsty listen, and these are perfect for those times.

    I'm a "late" reviewer, and you have plenty of others to give you the story outline, so I won't be redundant. These are all sweet, fairie tale-ish romances with the right amount of conflict and HEA for a long commute or a household chore that you want to escape from while still taking care of business. Well-written and perfectly narrated. Love them!

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Jane Eyre

    • UNABRIDGED (18 hrs and 18 mins)
    • By Charlotte Brontë
    • Narrated By Elizabeth Klett
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (15)
    Performance
    (13)
    Story
    (13)

    Primarily of the Bildungsroman genre, Jane Eyre follows the emotions and experiences of its eponymous heroine, including her growth to adulthood and her love for Mr. Rochester, the Byronic master of fictitious Thornfield Hall.

    Elizabeth Klett says: "Buyer beware!!"
    "PLEASE HELP STOP THIS ABUSE!!!"
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    I deeply appreciate every one of the 1000 followers who will get an email of this review. I hope you all read this and help do something about it. Injustice is found in many places, and most of the time, there isn't much to be done about it, but I'd love to see this one little thing change.

    The narrator of this audiobook version of this title in the Public Domain donated her time and talent to the production of it. She and dozens of other wonderful people have done this through Librivox, a fantastic organization that provides audiobook versions of PD works ABSOLUTELY FREE TO THE PUBLIC!!!!!!! This is a lovely service that allows everyone with a computer or device to have FREE access to thousands of classics in the PD, like Dickens, Austen, Twain, etc.

    "Paperless," is NOT the rightful publisher of these works. Its agents have downloaded this and many other titles from Librivox, slapped book covers on them and defrauded Audible into believing that they somehow have a right to sell these FREE books for profit. To be clear, they have every right in the world to hire a narrator or narrate them on their own and THEN profit from them. However, this is not the case. The written TEXT may be in the PD, but the artists put their spin on these works and then donated THEIR versions to Librivox. THEY did the work, and THEY donated that product.

    "Paperless" has simply downloaded these versions that were recorded by artists who actually DID produce them, and then "Paperless" put price tags on them and sold them. Neither the narrators who produced the titles nor Librivox (who provides them for FREE to the world at large) get one dime from these sales. (I have confirmed this.) "Paperless" gets paid for taking FREE offerings from a group of people who have gone out of their way to make the world a better place out of sheer kindness.

    It IS legal to publish titles in the PD, though I would argue that is only true of the written works, not of these versions which have been enriched with voice talent and interpreted and produced by these artists. I'm not a lawyer, but legal or not, what Paperless is doing is absolutely wrong and needs to stop.

    I used a credit to "buy" this book, write this review to spread the word in hopes it will stop this abuse. I will return this book and get my credit back, ensuring this publisher does not profit from other people's generosity. I'm not saying you should do this too, but I'm also not NOT saying it.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • Cherry Stem and the Pissed-off Ghost: Cherry Stem - Paranormal Private Investigator, Book 1

    • UNABRIDGED (4 hrs and 7 mins)
    • By Sotia Lazu
    • Narrated By Hollie Jackson
    Overall
    (4)
    Performance
    (4)
    Story
    (4)

    In the past, Cherry let her undead status hold her back, but not anymore. After all, a vampire is perfectly placed to run a paranormal detective agency. Right? The problem is her latest client is dead. And pissed off. And with a severe case of memory loss. Constantine and Alex—one the immortal love of her unlife, the other her human friend with benefits—want to help, but Cherry’s the only one who can see the dearly departed, and that puts her in the eye of the storm. Just when she thought she was done with drama...

    MEDY says: "Book 1"
    "Cherry Stem, PPI"
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    Cherry's back, and she's on the case. If Nancy Drew grew up, got turned into a vamp after a failed attempt at a porn career, went through some serious adventures and major changes and came out of all that with her desire to solve mysteries and help others intact, she still wouldn't be able to land a man as awesome as Constantine, Cherry's super hot and sexy love, or Alex, her super hot and sexy...... it's complicated.

    This was a lot of fun, and it was great to catch up with Cherry and her friends. She is one lucky girl. The heat factor is scorching! Mystery, drama, love, lust, pain, loss, humor and surprises are all told through the talented performance of Hollie Jackson who handles this eclectic group of characters flawlessly. She really captures the feel of these characters and this world. I definitely enjoyed the escape into Cherry's world and cant wait for the next case!

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • His Turn: The Turning Series, Book 3

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 42 mins)
    • By JA Huss
    • Narrated By Sebastian York, Kate Russell
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (274)
    Performance
    (258)
    Story
    (257)

    I look her body up and down as I circle her. Mine? I smile a devious, deviant, I'm-gonna-make-you-sorry-you-ever-started-playing-this-game-with-me smile. And then I take her hand. I lead her to the elevator. We go up to my apartment. I tie her wrists together with rope. Raise her arms above her head. And chain her to the ceiling. It's my turn.

    Shannon Cole says: "YES! YES! YES!! Twisted, Creative, Unique, Exciting!!!"
    "Oh, Elias, I mean Bric, I mean Elias"
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    The one who enjoys doing the breaking is the most broken. Love this series. Don't miss it! I wasn't sure I was going to be able to forgive Bric there for a bit, and a couple of times, I thought he was even more of a jerk than I thought possible but then was surprised by how much I loved him. The best news? EOBS reveals more more more to come in a new series in which Jordan plays a role!! AND we only have to wait until early 2018! YAY!!!

    Sebastian York and Kate Russell are 2 of my all-time favorite performers, and they did not disappoint.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Aveoth: VLG

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 18 mins)
    • By Laurann Dohner
    • Narrated By Savannah Richards
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (522)
    Performance
    (478)
    Story
    (475)

    Jillian Milzner has lived a life on the run. Most kids get presents from their dads growing up. He sent thugs to make death threats to ensure she never tries to find him. His father, however, thinks Jill might be useful. Things go from bad to worse when her grandfather's goons snatch her up to deliver her to a man both terrifying...and straight out of her sexiest daydreams. Lord Aveoth isn't surprised to hear from Decker Filmore. The man is desperate to make the GarLycan lord call off the hunt for his life, and equally determined to reclaim his VampLycan clan.

    Erin says: "I Want Adventures in the Bat Cave!!"
    "I Want Adventures in the Bat Cave!!"
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    Mmmmmm.......Aveoth. I found him intriguing from the moment he arrived on the scene. He's dark, mysterious, gorgeous, dangerous and has a soft side he must hide from his own people. His compassion in the previous books had me hoping he would find his mate. Jill is SO that woman. She is one of the coolest heroines ever. She doesn't really have one bad quality or annoying baggage item that needs to be cleared up before she can move on or any of the usual heroine stuff that creates angst (not that there's anything wrong with that when done in moderation). She's just made for him. So far, this is my favorite in the series, but we'll see what Creed brings to the table before I settle on that.

    (If you are on the fence about this series: I held Drantos in my wish list for about six months because of reviews that were less than stellar. As someone who has written a few reviews when having a bad day, I know that occasional unfair reviewing happens.....I owe a few apologies. I am SO GLAD I decided to ignore the early "meh" reviews and started this series. I think the popularity of the New Species series may have unfairly hurt this one a bit in the beginning, but if you loved New Species, I really think you will love this one too. While the worlds are different, they are equally awesome, in that the men are loyal, protective and off-the-charts hot. THIS book and the next one -which I'm starting as soon as I hit enter on this review- were highly-anticipated pre-orders if that clues you in to the awesomeness of this series.)

    Savannah Richards is wonderful, as usual. That fence I was on for 6 months? She was the wind that finally tipped me over it. Her performance is always awesome, and you are always guaranteed a great listen whenever her name follows "Narrated by: "

    6 of 6 people found this review helpful
  • Anarchy Chained: Alpha Thomas

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 3 mins)
    • By J A Huss
    • Narrated By Kate Russell, Teddy Hamilton
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (60)
    Performance
    (60)
    Story
    (59)

    Everyone wants revenge. That's what I tell my new would-be partner in crime, Sadie Scott. "You're crazy," she says. "Certifiably insane." Just a little. But isn't everyone a little crazy? "And I'm gonna get the hell away from you as fast as I can." She's so cute when she's defiant. "As soon as I get my memory back and figure out who I am." Yeah. That little problem is definitely working in my favor. Yes, Sadie Scott, you're mine now. We were made to be together. Just the three of us. Together. Forever.

    Shanna says: "This book will blow your mind!! "
    "Hopefully Not the End of This Fantastic Ride!!!"
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    This series is so refreshingly different and cool. The alphas are the bad guys, or are they?
    Prodigy is not as dead as the alphas thought, victory is not a foregone conclusion, and the enemy of your enemy can be more than just your friend. The Sullivan-Sadie-Thomas relationship is interesting and a tad kinky-love it!

    JA Huss has such an amazing imagination and the ability to not only tell a story but make you feel it. I have been auto-downloading everything with her name on it, and so far, I am just blown away more and more with each story. The awesome news is that JA Huss likes to revisit some of her characters and cross series with cameos. I really hope to get a glimpse into the futures of these "supervillans" somewhere down the line.

    On top of all that, the narrators did a fantastic job. I just can't recommend this series enough!!

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Tragic: Rook and Ronin, Book 1

    • UNABRIDGED (6 hrs and 23 mins)
    • By JA Huss
    • Narrated By Jordan Leigh, Anna Gibson
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (385)
    Performance
    (360)
    Story
    (357)

    Rook Walsh is tragic. Because life so far - just sucks. Some girls get parents. Rook got the foster care system. Some girls get Prince Charming. Rook got an abusive frog. Some girls get lucky…. Rook got a second chance. And she took it. Because when fate throws you a bone - you grab it with both hands and run. Antoine Chaput knows the minute he spies Rook in his photography studio that she's got "The Look." The dark and desperate look he must have to land the exclusive Tragic Media contract. Rook is paired up with top model, Ronin, and he's everything her abusive ex-boyfriend wasn't.

    cjw says: "TRAGIC!!!!!!!!!!!!!"
    "Start Your Huss Addiction Here"
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    I got this as a $1.99 Whispersynch deal several years ago, REALLY liked it and wanted more. Sadly, there was no more audio to be had, and I eventually forgot about it....mostly. Then, in 2016, I got 3,2,1 and LOVED it. So, I went looking for more books by this awesome author and found Rock (also loved). Spring of 2017, I found the Mister Series. And lo and behold, it turns out the Rook and Ronin series (book 1 of which had never fully left me) was finally completed in audio. It was like Christmas, the sequel. Roughly 6 months later, and I have now devoured 21 JA Huss titles on Audible, currently have 2 books on pre-order and am not-so-patiently awaiting the completed productions of Five and Mr and Mrs which I have on good authority are to be released in early 2018. In short, I am hopelessly addicted.

    So, Rook and Ronin start right here. Their story is a trilogy, but Spencer and Ford's stories are what I would consider part of/continuation of this series (though many of her books have characters in common). In any case, you cannot go wrong with this plan: Tragic, Manic, Panic, Ford:Slack/Taut and Spencer.

    I usually won't spend a credit on less than 8 hours, however -- TOTALLY worth it.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Cyborg Warrior: A Science Fiction Cyborg Romance

    • UNABRIDGED (5 hrs and 10 mins)
    • By Lisa Lace
    • Narrated By Michael Pauley
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (20)
    Performance
    (19)
    Story
    (18)

    Melissa can't fight her attraction to the massive soldier-cyborg holding her captive. But soon they're surrounded by Purity Force, and their chances of survival are slim. Can she and Thunder find a way to escape? If they do, will humans and cyborgs tear them apart?

    Erin says: "Thunderstruck"
    "Thunderstruck"
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    I am digging this cyborg series. Lisa Lace has a way of pulling me into stories I would normally not think are "my thing." I would not generally consider myself very much into sci-fi beyond a remembered penchant for Start Trek TNG, but both the TerraMates and Burning Metal series are definitely fun escapes for me. Maybe it's the amount of story she can pack into what I consider a shorter listen, avoiding chapter upon chapter of unnecessarily descriptive imagery, while still giving you a good escape.

    Thunder and Melissa are a somewhat unlikely match, and theirs is a super fast and intense "courtship," but it was a great ride. I gave the story 4 stars just because I liked the previous 2 a bit more than this one. Overall, you can't go wrong with this series.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Avren: An Auxem Novel

    • UNABRIDGED (4 hrs and 51 mins)
    • By Lisa Lace
    • Narrated By Piper Fairweather, Trenton Todd
    Overall
    (25)
    Performance
    (24)
    Story
    (24)

    I can summon any woman with a look. They want me, but there's only one I crave. Vanessa. I shouldn't have let her slip away. She answers the door wearing next to nothing. I can't tear my eyes away from her. A short silk kimono skims her thighs. The delicate robe falls open. She's teasing me. Lace panties and a push-up bra lifts her breasts like an offering. I haven't seen her in years. I've never seen her like this. I never knew that under her clothes she had the body of a goddess.

    Troublemer says: "Love the brothers"
    "Avren"
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    This Auxem novel has a good deal of interaction with the couples from the previous books, which was nice. Avren is a very likable character who's trying to solve the problem of the pain side effect to having wings, and the best partner in this endeavor is the woman who broke his heart years ago. There's a bit of awkwardness, tenderness, friendship, fear, suspense and adventure. The bad guy was a little bit weaker than in previous books, in that I thought he needed to be a bit more fleshed out to seem like a real threat, but the overall story did not suffer from it. The heroine was a bit wishy-washy and afraid of commitment, but she redeemed herself and became worthy of Avren in the end. I loved the epilogue!

    The narrators were a good fit and complemented each other well. I received this audiobook in exchange for an unbiased review.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful

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