WOW!!! Hawke and Sienna's book was GRRRreat!!! That is one big,BAD,hunky wolf!!!(and a cute little Psy). I have always loved Nalini's books and just know a copy of one format or another, be it paperback, hardcover and now Audio, will automatically find it's way into my shopping cart somewhere on the World Wide Web! This Psy-Changeling series has had me enthralled since the first chapter of the first book. When I first read the back of Slave To Sensation,it reminded me (sort of) of the movie Equilibrium staring Christian Bale(one of my favorite movies), with the no emotion thing. I find the Psy world very interesting, but no touching?? PLEASE......I couldn't live like that, so can I live with either the SnowDancer or DarkRiver pack? I don't care which one, just give me those skin privileges!!! Anyway...I love that Hawke and Sienna finally get their book. Sienna sure did grow up on us, and in a good way.I can hardly wait to see where Nalini takes the series from here.
Since this is a review for the audio format...I think that Angela Dawe has settled into the books. By that I mean that in the first book she read of this series, she sounded a little stiff and read a bit too fast. Now she, in my opinion, seems to understand the characters more and, for me, the book flows better than the first 2. It is my understanding that books 3-9 will be coming out on audio in the very near future and also read by Angela Dawe. I hope she does as good of a job with those as she has with Kiss Of Snow.
Final thoughts: The Psy-Changeling series is a MUST for paranormal romance fans. However.....start with book 1 and read them in order (the ones in the anthologies don't effect the storyline in the full novels, so you can skip those, but who would want to?)
Wonderful job Nalini. I wish you could make it to South Florida sometime. I would live to meet you in person!!!
Yes. Great story.
After having read the Fixed series from Alayna's POV, it gave a new perspective reading from Hudsons.
All the gifts. You'll have to listen or read the book to know what I mean. I don't give spoilers.
There are two sides to every story.
I really enjoyed Hudson POV. I wish more authors would do this.
YES! I love Cherise Sinclair's books. This is not just an erotica/bdsm book. It has a story to it, and though the first book (in most series), is dedicated to set up and backstory for the series, this one, for me, showed more story than most book 1's. I always have the 2 book rule. If I don't like a series after book 2, I ask for a refund.
When Jessica walk into the club itself thinking it is a private gym (club), and gets a rude awakening. LOL Classic!
Cullen, the bartender. Love the accent.
Towards the end...tears. I don't give spoilers.
I hope the rest of the series is coming out SOON!
Absolutely! I am listening for the 2nd time right now. Faith Hunter's are my go to books when I need to feel something familiar.
I won't do spoilers here. Suffice it to say that there are MANY!
Again no spoilers, but I will say, I loved the action scene where the line "Who was that masked man?) was used. It wasn't my favorite but know Broken Soul was loaded with them. (Again, I don't do spoilers).
Laughter and tears both, and I always have extreme reaction to Khristine Hvam's awesome narration. No one else could do this series other than Khristine because she is Jane Yellowrock and the entire cast of characters.
I will ALWAYS read Faith and listen to Khristine. They make an awesome team.One other thing...while listening and reading along I did find almost 2 pages missing of narration when they went to level 4 for the first time. I just thought I would let y'all at Audible know.
Yes, to those who enjoy erotica. Why? I think this book has a good fictional story line as well as it being informative.
Many might say the Fifty Shades Trilogy because of the BDSM. Personally, I think it stands alone, other than the other Brie book that takes place right after graduation, a book I hope to hear on Audible very soon.
Actually with Brie and Tono and the art of Kinbaku.
Not your normal training school.
I think Pippa Jayne did an excellent job with the narration. I hope the next book is on audio soon.
Totally freaking incredible!
For me, just the other books in the series. I haven't read anything else about skinwalkers, (except for maybe Patrica Briggs with her Mercy Thompson coyote shapeshifter). Faith gives us a very unique take on the Jane-verse. I have never read a vampire story that is any thing like it. Very in-depth. Keeps me wanting more.
OH MY GOODNESS!! Khristine takes the characters and brings them right off the page,for me. Between Faith Hunter's kickbutt writing, (Jane doesn't like cussing, lol), and Khristine Hvam's narration...well, this is one winning team! Khristine is the essence of Jane, Beast, Leo, Bruiser and the rest. If Khristine ever stopped narrating this series, I think I would just skip the audio and read the story myself. Like I said, SHE IS JANE!
Got a rogue vampire problem? Call Jane Yellowrock at Yellowrock Securities. Problem solved, Have Stakes Will Travel
For me, Black Arts is the best book in the series, so far. The book just seemed to flow. I put on my headphones and I can actually see the book come to life. Thank you Faith Hunter for another great book, and thank you Khristine Hvam, for bringing the characters right off the page!
You bet!! After a recent contest, I promised Ms. Jones on Facebook, that I would check her series out. I had already started collecting the books, but didn't have them all, and I don't read a series out of order. I am so sorry I waited this long to read the series. Though it is about another bounty hunter, (there seem to be a lot of bounty hunters as main characters these days, but hey, I guess the writers write what the readers like), the storyline is very unique and the main character, Charlotte "Charley" Davidson, is kickass, snarky and pun-ish, when the story calls for it, and beautiful, confidant and sexy the rest of the time. Sometimes she is all of the above all at once and she needs to be with the incredible hunk of a leading man. Reyes Alexander Farrow is HOT!! Who wouldn't want to read about them over and over?
Without giving any spoilers, (I hate when people do that), the big reveal as to who and what Reyes is, and how that impacts Charley's entire existence.
I love Lorelei King! She is one of my very favorite narrators. Ms. King brings out the personalities of each character, and the emotions, different accents and nuances that make each character individuals.
YES! I couldn't get the rest of the series downloaded fast enough! I guess I won't be getting much done around my house until I finish the series first time through. I may need to do a back to back listen to the entire series. I'll do the 2ND listen while doing the housework I put off to concentrate listening to first run through. And yes, I did a lot of laughing and a few tears had to be wiped away during the first read.
Darynda Jones is now on my "authors to be watched and pre-ordered" list. I've got my eyes on her YA series when I get my next credits. I am really enjoying her writing style! If you have been thinking about downloading her books, don't wait like I did. In my humble opinion, Darynda Jones really is an awesome writer!
Yes! I listen to all of Molly Harper's books many times and will continue to do so. I love the snarky wit and great one-liners. MH's books are loaded with them.
I don't want to be too specific since I hate giving spoilers, so I'll just say...begining to end. I do guess if I HAD to pick one, I would say when Iris falls oner Cal...literally.
Everything! She is such a PERFECT fit for Molly Harper's snark. I don't think you could find anyone better and don't know if I would continue listening to the series, or any of MH's books for that matter, if AR stopped doing the narration. I would still READ the books, but not listen.
Read instructions CAREFULLY before attempting this at home.
Molly Harper is a funny, talented, snarky writer. Add that to Amanda Ronconi's funny, talented and snarky narration and you can't loose. This team is one of my very favorites. WARNING: Do not attempt to read while eating, drinking or needing to empty your bladder, because if you do attempt this while reading, one or three things WILL HAPPEN: You will either choke on your snack, spew your drink or pee yourself from laughing. YOU HAVE BEEN WARNED! ENJOY!!
I have recommended not just this audiobook, but this entire series to many friends and to just about anyone who will listen because I really enjoy Faith Hunter's style of writing and the content (or lack of content. There is NO constant cursing or sex throughout the book. Faith Hunter's books don't need that to carry a story like some other authors feel the need to do. There is enough going on in the JY books, like action packed vamp killing, the Younger brothers, character growth, Ricky Bo, punching werewolves in the face, Bruiser...see a trend here?)And Khristine Hvam's awesome narration.
Jane because I like seeing her growth as a person, a family member and friend.
Without giving any spoilers...When Eli meets Beast at the end of chapter 16 "Maggots. I Hate Maggots", and begining of chapter 17 "I Know I'll Have To Choose".
I don't think there is one any better than Jane's "Have Stakes, Will Travel".
Faith Hunter has brought Jane so far from the begining of the series. She has put Jane in situations that have made her rethink being alone and not needing family, of who she can and can't trust, and her need to learn all she can about her Cherokee roots. I sometimes feel like Jane is a real person, not a fictional character, and when a writer can do that, actually bring a character to life for fans, well, there aren't that many that can do that, at least for me.
As for the narration? There is NO ONE who can read the Jane Yellowrock series except Khristine Hvam. She is the voice of Jane. I don't know how she does it. Khristine seems more relaxed and into the characters with each book in the series. Blood Trade seemed to be effortless for her. In one scene she has 6 different characters having a conversation, and each character has a distinct voice. Khristine Hvam is AMAZING!!
In my opinion...Faith Hunter and Khristine Hvam are a win/win combination. I don't know if you could get any better than this! I can't wait for the next book, Black Arts, due out at the end of the year.
The Rogue Mage series for me was very thought provoking. I could tell that a ton of research was done for this series. The detail was amazing and I don't think I have ever read anything like it. I will listen to or read a lot of books twice back to back because the first time through I do a lot of thinking about different aspects of the book etc. and miss things sometimes miss an important bit of info etc especially if I have read a lot of reviews beforehand. With a second read/listen, I tend to pick up little bits here and there that are important to the storyline. I tend to do this with movies too. Also if I have a copy of the ebook or print on hand, I will read along with the narrator. You would be surprised at how doing this helps enhance the story and help me remember things easier.
Another thing...I kept a pad of paper and pen handy to write down the 26 words I had to look up in the dictionary (I write down and look up words a lot when I read. It helps me fully understand what is being said. I also write down quotes and keep a written log of through books I read). Anyway...this is a great series and author. If you want something different or that makes you think or brings a book out of the "mold", then Faith Hunter is a must read author!!
Imaginative, deep and thought provoking. (I know it is four words but that describes it for me)
I don't think I have ever read anything quite like it. Wonderfully different.
The flow of the read. The emotion and how she brings the characters off the page and into my reading experience.
Like the book cover says "The Apocalypse Takes Wing"
If you have yet to experience the worlds Faith Hunter has introduced us too, what are you waiting for? Download this book, buy the print or download the ebook and jump right in. I think you will be glad you did. OH...and read her other works too!!
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