clearfield, UT, United States | Member Since 2010
I think my biggest problem with this story was that I felt that I was in limbo as to where this story fell. It felt like an arcane book even using the same terms for discribing the paranormal stuff but not once was Arcane mentioned. I had a hard time buying into the cocept that the 2 paranormal worlds could be running parallel, yet be completly oblivious of each other.
SO I would either tie this story back to the arcane series* (are they or aren't they supposed to be running in parallel lines?) or use different terminology to describe the paranormal (because its very distracting to think that there is a branch out paranormal type culture that knows completely nothing about the first yet they all use the same coded terms to describe stuff.)
Because of this issue I had a hard time focusing in on the story... I found myself becoming distracted and missing stuff but not really feeling invested enough in the story to go back to the point I had become distracted. It was kinda disappointing to me because I happen to have every book In the arcane series* under all three names (A Quick, Castle, and Krentz) as well as a good number of her other books either in audio or book format. Her book just before this one (Canyons of night) was pretty good and was suppose to be the start of this new series, so I was really looking forward to this one (THIS WAS NOT ONE OF HER BEST)
I don't know maybe the scene on the balcony garden, because they get all involved in the moment only to be brought back to reality by the dog! I could relate because if you have kids (or a dog) you know that they are always interrupting you right when you get to the good part.
I kinda liked the scene in the garage parking lot because it had some funny dialog. Also because I have a hunch that Garrison (or maybe it was Garrett or whatever his name was because Like I said I really wasn't paying too close of attention) I think he may figure in a future book ( probably with Sam's sister Emma)
possibly it would depend on my mood
once I got past he whole discrepancy between terms and vocabulary and whether or not this was running on a parallel time line (because honestly Abby would've at least been aware of Arcane... what with her job, and arcane (particularly Fallon) would've been aware of coppersmith Inc.) But once I got past what was really bugging me it was an alright story and I did like the characters and the dialog as always was witty and clever.
I choose this book as part of a promo special/package deal, and was glad I made the choice. I have since downloaded and listened to several of miss harpers books and really appreciate her creativity and wit.
I think it says a lot about a writer if a reader can enter into the middle of a series, and can not only follow the thread of the story... but than has to to get the previous books that she has already missed.
try a Molly Harper book and enjoy
3 fun stories that can be stand alone or can enhance your previous knowledge of the series they relate too.
they are in the undead (sexy vampire) genre, and are worth a second listen
Nalini Singh's guild hunter/ angel series is wonderfully creative, sexy and funny. this is a compilation of mini stories from this series, with different timelines and background characters.
I enjoyed a few of the stories (Jessimee and Gaylen in particular) but mostly I slogged thru for the more in depth background to the series.
listen to it once probably wont listen again for a VERY long time.
the Mystery Woman is a story in typical JAK/Amanda Quick style. (not super original, but still in a style I do so enjoy)... a feisty heroine, a misunderstood hero, a pocket pistil and a murderer to catch.
this is book 2 in the ladies of lantern street series. it has a para normal flavor, and the narration was great. (Justine eyre narrated this and the previous AQ book...her accent is definitely different however she might be a good change of pace from Anne Flossnick... give her a shot and you'll like her)
I loved this story of Adric's fall from grace and his path to redemption.
there are some pretty steamy love scenes, cool battles with demon men,a fiery plane crash, and a near death experience. this book moved from the first word to the last.
the whole series is great and I highly recommend all the books in it but Adric was my favorite of all the wilder boys.
the gift/curse of the devil to the men of this family is the ability to change into mighty beasts of prey, good health and the ability to heal almost instantly,... and only another demon/ or someone similarly gifted can kill you. COOL HUH? but there's a major down side.. the devil gets your soul when you die... but on earth?
the more Adric uses this gift the deeper he falls into the devils clutches, and the deeper in he goes the less human he is.. until he meets someone who makes him want to be a man again.
Adric's love (Karen) is no pushover and a great character you'll love.
and lastly Richard Ferone did an AMAZING job with the narration.
Paranormal romance readers this is a must read book!!!!
this story is typical Katie MacAllster style. with lots of quips, quirks and sex!
I enjoyed the story but don't go looking for any depths in the story (there aren't any) just a light hearted romance.
I would split the performance review down the middle giving a thumbs up for the voice of the heroine (Harry) she did a great job with the spunk of the dialog and the emotions came out well. but all the rest of the characters were flat and lifeless for me with little to differentiate them from each other.
read this if you want a break from the angst of the world around you... if you want something a little deeper try something else.
over all I found this a very good book.
The story was different enough to keep me guessing from start to finish, and with each new plot development it was like another piece of the story would unfold.
Firelight was written for the young adult readers and because of this it doesn't have the graphic content in either sex or language (which for me was a good thing (although there are some steamy kisses...wow)) even though this is a YA book adults will enjoy it also.
the story itself was compelling and thought provoking making me ask questions like
"is it right to try to fit into the "norm" just to please those we love?"
"what price do I pay or make my kids pay (or anyone really) when we can't except ourselves and others for who and what they are?" (does that mean I'm giving away pieces of MY soul?)
" just because someone is special or has unique gifts does that mean that person automatically has no say in the course their life must take... are they nothing more than their gifts... or should they be allowed to be themselves and choose their own path, even if its not what everyone else thinks they should do or become?"
while I enjoyed the story I felt that the narration dragged (or maybe there was just an unnecessary amount of words to tell the story) and that I could've read the book myself in half the time it took to listen to.
and last but not least... expect a cliffhanger end... but don't worry too much because there are 2 more book in the series (which I've not yet read but have great hopes for.)
Fun Read... Brave Heart meets Mid summers Night dream with time travel thrown in to spice it up (you might not think it would work but it did). this book was written some time a go (20yrs maybe?) but the story didn't feel too dated because well its mostly a historical.
the plot wasn't very deep but enjoyable...all in all a good way to spend an evening
The Timing and nuanced reading by the narrator brings this book to life. Terry Pratchett is the king of clever, witty, and realistic in a very unrealistic setting.
the fast pace and the interwoven story lines (and the funny interplay between the characters)
Lutz-say (the sweeper) think- little bald Buddha with an attitude
Great story. I felt like I was in the worlds most entertaining temporal mechanics class (with out the headache of trying to pretend that I knew what the bleep anyone was talking about!) I would recommend this book to anyone!!! (whether you've read a discworld book or not)
I would recommend this book to someone who enjoys paranormal/historical romances (but not necessarily this production of it)The voice (Accent) the narrator used was extremely annoying (not the normal narrator) The performance and reading of the story was flawless but the male voices (especially that of Lucas was WRONG and put me in mind of a wimpy whiny supercilious man who probably had a receding hairline, paunch belly and weak chin.think Eustace on the Chronicles of Narnia -The Voyage of the Dawn Treader)
I have listen to this performance three times. the first time I was so annoyed and distracted by the accent of the narrator that I missed most of the story but I had sorta acclimatised to her by the end so I decided to listen again to see if I could actually follow the story. It was much more enjoyable on the second listening and I was able to follow the story. It was actually a very good dramatic reading all things considered and served to remind me that there is a broad range when it comes to accents, and the things that I found so irritating in the intonations and nuances were probably in fact genuine to the story. I think it was just that I was used to hearing Ann Flosnik as an Amanda Quick Narrator- maybe I have fallen into a rut (but it was still annoying)
IF like me you collect Amanda Quick/Jayne Ann Krentz/Jayne Castle stories, my advice would be to suck it up and listen a few time to move past the shock in narrator accent and style (sometimes we need to shake up our little world)
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