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  • Awaken Me Darkly

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 58 mins)
    • By Gena Showalter
    • Narrated By Justine Eyre
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (294)
    Performance
    (260)
    Story
    (268)

    Mia Snow is an alien huntress for the New Chicago Police Department. Heading up her team of Alien Investigation and Removal agents, Mia's unmatched at battling the enemy among us. Now, a series of killings have Mia and her partner Dallas tracking alien suspects - but a sudden blast of violence leaves Dallas fighting for his life. The chance to save Dallas appears in the form of a tall, erotic stranger. An alien. A murder suspect. Kyrin en Arr holds the power to heal the injured agent but not without a price. That price is surrendering to Kyrin's forbidden seduction....

    Kelly says: "Enjoyed"
    "Enjoyed"
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    What made the experience of listening to Awaken Me Darkly the most enjoyable?

    Justine Eyre


    How would you have changed the story to make it more enjoyable?

    More Kyrin


    Have you listened to any of Justine Eyre’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

    Justine is perfect as always


    Any additional comments?

    REVIEW PROVIDED BY:Kelly
    NUMBER OF HEARTS: 3 1/2
    REVIEW:
    I had to think about this review for a little while. I really love Gena Showalter’s book. I absolutely love Justine Eyre as a narrator. And I really did enjoy this story. But when I got to the end I kept looking at my phone (because that is where my audio books plays) and thought “That’s it??”. Yep sure enough that was the end of the book. To me it felt just a little rushed but yet it was wrapped up nicely. My next thought was there will be another books with Kyrin & Mia, but as far as I can see they don’t get another book.

    So I am on the fence. I like the book. Loved Justine reading to me. Loved Kyrin. Liked Mia. Loved the side characters. But was left wanting more. I wanted more Kyrin time. I wanted to see more Kyrin & Mia. I guess I hope that as the series goes on we will get glimpses of Kyrin and Mia. Because there are a lot of questions that need to be answered and the future is not certain.

    If you love Gena Showalter I think that you will like this book. If you love to listen to Justine Eyre this is right up your alley. Over all I am happy with my purchase and read.

    Disclaimer:
    I purchased this story from Audible and this review is my own opinion and not a paid review.

    5 of 5 people found this review helpful
  • Bound to Danger: Deadly Ops, Book 2

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 44 mins)
    • By Katie Reus
    • Narrated By Sophie Eastlake
    Overall
    (38)
    Performance
    (35)
    Story
    (35)

    At a benefit dinner, community activist Maria Cervantes overhears two men plotting a terrorist attack that could rock Miami to its core. But before she can alert authorities, she's almost killed in a massive explosion - and wakes up in a hospital with no memory of what happened. As the sole survivor of the attack, she is now a person of interest to the NSA - and especially to Agent Cade O'Reilly. Because Maria is the one woman Cade has never been able to forget.

    Laura Collins says: "Very suspenseful!!"
    "Non-stop"
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    NUMBER OF HEARTS: 4
    REVIEW:
    As I read over my original review of Bound to Danger (below) I find that I loved this book just as much the second time around as I did the first time. But this go around I listened on audio. Sophie Eastlake does a good job of bringing Ms. Reus’ characters to life. My only complaint is that at time the male voice sound a little stuffy. But other than that, I enjoyed the non-stop action of this story.


    Original review: Eight years is a long time to stay away from the one you love. But that is what Cade O’Reilly did and he had his reasons. But when Maira’s name come acrossed the board as needing protection he know that he was the only one that could do it. He will do anything for Maira, except let her go this time. This time he plans to stay, but will Maira want him to after she learns of his secrets?

    Bound to Danger is the second book in Katie Reus’ news Deadly Ops series. Bound to Danger is every bit as good as Targeted (bk 1). From page one there is not stop action. And even in the middle of a life and death situation Katie is able to let our hero & heroine have a great love story.

    Disclaimer:
    I received a complimentary copy of the audiobook from Katie Reus and Audible.com in exchange for an honest review. This review is my own opinion and not a paid review.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • The Accidental Dragon: Accidentally Paranormal, Book 9

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 13 mins)
    • By Dakota Cassidy
    • Narrated By Meredith Mitchell
    Overall
    (56)
    Performance
    (54)
    Story
    (53)

    Firefighter McAllister "Mick" Malone knows he has a protective streak, especially when it comes to his deceased best friend's sister, Tessa. But after 25 years of verbal sparring, Mick can't help but notice that their recent arguments have started to feel a lot like foreplay. And while Tessa knows exactly what to say to get him going, Mick is thrown for a loop when he actually starts breathing fire.

    Nicole says: "Gret series"
    "Jump into the fire."
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    NUMBER OF HEARTS: 4 1/2
    REVIEW:
    Oh man!! It has been a wild ride over the last nine books, but I am finally catch up with Ms. Cassidy’s Accidentals Series. And already looking forward to the next adventure. In Accidentally Dragon we get all the normal cast of characters (Nina, Wanda & Marty) plus we get to see a little bit of each of the other characters (Darrel, Arch, Casey, Katie, Jeanine and the all the boys). And of course we get our newest Accidentals Mick and Tessa.
    I loved Mick and Tessa. Loved how this story opens with Mick catching Tessa’s store on fire. Oops. Loved to see these two dance around each other. It was heartbreaking to learn the reason it took Mick & Tessa so long to get along. And oh my goodness baby dragon. Love love love little Noah!!
    I so can’t wait for the next installment in this series. I can’t wait to see how much softer Nina can be (the ooey gooey marshmallow that she is).
    As always Ms. Mitchell does an amazing job of bring these character to life and telling the stories that keep me coming back for more.
    If you have not started this series. You really should! It is fun, snarky and full of awesomeness!!

    Disclaimer:
    I purchased a copy of this audiobook from Audible.com I also received a complimentary copy of this book from NetGalley & PENGUIN GROUP Berkley, NAL / Signet Romance, DAW in exchange for an honest review. This review is my own opinion and not a paid review.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • The Accidental Werewolf 2: Something About Harry: Accidentally Paranormal, Book 8

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 2 mins)
    • By Dakota Cassidy
    • Narrated By Meredith Mitchell
    Overall
    (77)
    Performance
    (70)
    Story
    (72)

    Accountant Harry Ralph Emerson has always been a by-the-numbers kind of guy. But when he finds himself trapped at work sprouting an obscene amount of hair, he knows his odds for maintaining normalcy are zero to none. After a frantic Internet search, Harry goes through the OOPS - Out in the Open Paranormal Support - checklist and comes to a disheartening conclusion: He's turning into a werewolf and needs help ASAP.

    Kelly says: "SuperAwesome as always"
    "SuperAwesome as always"
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    NUMBER OF HEARTS: 5
    REVIEW:
    Mara Flaherty wants one thing. Well really she wants two, but the second thing will never come true after what she did at the christmas party last year. So back to only wanting one thing. A baby. So what does any brain beauty due? Why create a baby making formula. Only one problem. Mara didn’t drink it. Oh NO... that honor went to the number 2 thing that Mara wants. The hunky, brainy, totally not into Mara and very human Harry Emerson. One problem. Harry is no longer human. Oops.....

    Another great story from Ms. Cassidy. And great narration by Ms. Mitchell. These two are a great combination. Ms. Cassidy with her witty, always with the funny, yet can bring me to tears stories. And Ms. Mitchell nailing every character to a T with how they should sound. I am so happy that I started this series on audio. I am looking forward to the next book in this series. Yay a Dragon :) Can’t wait to start.

    Disclaimer:
    I purchased this audio book from Audible.com and this review is my own opinion and not a paid review.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • The Accidental Genie: Accidentally Paranormal, Book 7

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 20 mins)
    • By Dakota Cassidy
    • Narrated By Meredith Mitchell
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (90)
    Performance
    (81)
    Story
    (81)

    Jeannie Carlyle is a caterer extraordinaire, more than ready to handle any challenge thrown at her. But when her client asks her to open up a rare bottle of gin for a party, Jeannie is shocked when a guy in poofy pants pops out and she gets sucked inside. Trapped in the bottle, Jeannie does the only thing she can think of and uses her cell phone to search the term paranormal and finds the number for OOPS - Out in the Open Paranormal Support.

    Kelly says: "I want to be a Genie!!"
    "I want to be a Genie!!"
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    NUMBER OF HEARTS: 5
    REVIEW:
    Dear Ms. Dakota,
    Thank you so very much for making me cry, laugh, cringe and have a major case of anxiety. You wrote yet another great Accidental story. But let me just tell you how much I hate when a certain person kept getting the upper hand. Oh did I die just a little. Ugggg!!!!!
    But I still love you and can not wait for the next adventure into the Accidentals. Oh and what you did to Nina!!! Priceless!!! Pure genius!!!! Or should I say GENIEUS!!!! Is that a word? Oh who cares!! Loved it!!!
    Loved Jeanie. Loved Sloan!!!! Loved it all!!!!
    Thanks for a great story,
    Me.

    And as always Ms. Mitchell does an amazing job of bring this rag tag crew to life for me. Keep up the awesome work Meredith.

    On to the next adventure!!!!!!

    Disclaimer:
    I purchased this audio book from Audible.com and this review is my own opinion and not a paid review.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Accidentally Dead, Again: Accidentally Paranormal, Book 6

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 49 mins)
    • By Dakota Cassidy
    • Narrated By Meredith Mitchell
    Overall
    (86)
    Performance
    (77)
    Story
    (78)

    After a wild work-sponsored Halloween party, entomologist Sam McLean wakes up with a spotty memory-and a pointy set of fangs. Sam's one-night stand wasn't just dressed as a vampire; she had the bite to match. Somehow, Sam's unconscious body ends up at the OOPS office, where paranormal crisis counselors Nina, Marty, and Wanda give him the down-low on accidentally becoming a creature of the night.

    Kelly says: "Fun, Snarky and Nina gets schooled"
    "Fun, Snarky and Nina gets schooled"
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    NUMBER OF HEARTS: 4
    REVIEW:
    Another fun Accidentals story. I really liked the twists and turns in this story. I loved all the names that Nina calls Phoebe. I loved that Phoebe is a more well put together Nina. It was great to finally see someone stand up to Nina. I think Nina finally found her match in her little sister. I loved Sam!!! Sam the bug guy is great. No matter what secrets he is hiding or way Sam is a great guy.
    As always Ms. Cassidy writes a fun, snarky, I think my ears will never be the same after listening to Nina and everything will be okay story. Loved it!!
    Ms. Mitchell does a great job as always narrating the Accidental series. I love that it is so easy to know who is talking. Loved it.
    Looking forward to the next book in this series.

    Disclaimer:
    I purchased this audiobook from Audible.com and this review is my own opinion and not a paid review.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Accidentally Catty: Accidentally Paranormal, Book 5

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 20 mins)
    • By Dakota Cassidy
    • Narrated By Meredith Mitchell
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (125)
    Performance
    (119)
    Story
    (120)

    Katie Woods never thought that she'd be forty-one, divorced, and thrust back into the dating world. To start fresh, Katie uproots her veterinary practice to upstate New York - not exactly the hottest dating scene on the planet. But when an unconscious cougar appears at her clinic, Katie's newly single life gets a much needed jolt of the supernatural kind. After Katie examines the cougar and leaves him caged overnight, she's shocked to find a big strapping specimen of young, hot man in its place.

    Pamela says: "I really enjoyed the book..."
    "Another fun read!!!"
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    NUMBER OF HEARTS: 4
    REVIEW:
    The last thing that Dr. Woods ever expected to find on her doorstep is a cougar. But when said cougar scratches her strange things start happening. To make matters worse Katie’s lovely assistant has called OOPS for help. What is OOPS you say? You will need to pick up a copy of Accidentally Catty to find out. But in the mean time Dr. Katie Woods just learned that she is a cougar shifter and the person responsible is not only a cougar but a very naked and yummy man locked in one of her crates. Let the chaos ensue.

    Another fun book from Ms. Cassidy. Ms Cassidy can never let her Accidentals have a simple time of things. I loved Katie & Shaw. They are both stubborn and have a wicked sense of humor. We get to see all the other Accidentals too. Wanda and Nina play a huge roll in this book.

    And as always Ms. Mitchell does a great job bring the characters to life. And Shaw so dreaming. Thank you Ms. Mitchell for doing such a great job with Shaw. On to the next one :)

    Disclaimer:
    I purchased this audiobook from Audible and this review is my own opinion and not a paid review.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Accidentally Demonic: Accidentally Paranormal, Book 4

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 49 mins)
    • By Dakota Cassidy
    • Narrated By Meredith Mitchell
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (125)
    Performance
    (115)
    Story
    (115)

    When mild-mannered Casey Schwartz wakes up in jail, she has no memory of how she got there. But after her sister Wanda bails her out, Casey has more to deal with than a foggy memory - like abrupt mood swings and fireballs shooting from her fingertips. But things really head south when a vampire shows up on her doorstep.

    Anne says: "Way Too Predictable..."
    "Another fun story"
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    NUMBER OF HEARTS: 4
    REVIEW:
    In Accidentally Demonic we get to finally met Wanda long lost sister Casey. Unfortunately it begins with Casey calling Wanda from jail. But that is just the beginning of Casey’s problems. Seems Casey has a little problem with fireballs, floating, horns and a very hot vampire.

    Clayton has been living a lie for years. Okay more like centuries. But when he thinks has a way to rid himself of his demons he jumps at it. Sadly, things didn't go according to plan. Now Clay’s problems include the cute Casey Schwartz.

    Another fun book from Ms. Cassidy. I really liked Casey and Clay’s story. At times the story was a little slow. And there were a few times that I thought to myself “What why is this happening?” or “When did that rule change?” But as the story went on I did get my questions answered. Looking forward to the next story in this series.

    As always Ms. Mitchell does a great job. My only issue with this audio version was there was a lot of yelling that does not translate very well.

    Disclaimer:
    I purchased this audiobook from Audible.com and this review is my own opinion and not a paid review.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • The Accidental Human: Accidentally Paranormal, Book 3

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 42 mins)
    • By Dakota Cassidy
    • Narrated By Meredith Mitchell
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (180)
    Performance
    (165)
    Story
    (165)

    Wanda Schwartz is raking in the dough selling Bobbie-Sue Cosmetics - and she's a pro at recruiting new saleswomen. So, she's shocked when a man comes to one of her in-home parties - a very hot man. Heath Jefferson is sure to put some extra spin into a lot of women's color wheels. When Wanda is diagnosed with a terminal illness, it doesn't have to be a death sentence. With a werewolf and a vampire for best friends, she has options that most ordinary people wouldn't.

    Amazon Customer says: "Number 3 is better than one and two"
    "Being human is hard in a paranormal world"
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    NUMBER OF HEARTS: 3
    REVIEW:
    Wanda Schwartz is keeping a secret from her two best friends. A secret that once it gets out will change everything. But in the mean time Wanda has to get ready for her open house and sign up some new recruits for Bobby Sue. But Wanda’s newest and brightest recruit my just challenge ever one of Wanda’s last nerves.

    To say that Heath Jefferson is having a rough go of it would be an understatement. Poor guys only has the cloths on his back, a watch, his man servant and his car. But when he sees the add to make a bunch of money in a short period of time he jumps at the chance. Only problem. He is a man. Yes, a man. A man who is willing to sell woman’s makeup to make a buck.

    I was so excited to get to Wanda’s book. And while the story was good, the beginning was just a tad bit slow for me. But as the story went on I found that it got better and better. The last few chapters were my favorite of the whole book. I liked Wanda and Heath. I thought they were pretty funny together. It was fun to see Marty and Nina too. Even if my ears will never be the same after listening to Nina talk (Wowza that girl needs a bar of soap). All in all I am glad that I stuck with this book and finished it out.

    Again, Ms. Mitchell does a great job of bring Ms. Cassidy’s characters to life. There were a few time when Ms. Mitchell was reading Nina’s dialog that I felt a little bad and shocked. She really was able to get into Nina’s potty mouth. I often wonder how narrator’s feel about things like that. :) But I loved it and I can’t wait for the next book in this series.

    Disclaimer:
    I purchased a copy of this audiobook from Audible.com. This review is my own opinion and not a paid review.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Talking After Midnight: Plum Orchard Series, Book 3

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 20 mins)
    • By Dakota Cassidy
    • Narrated By Scarlet Chase
    Overall
    (15)
    Performance
    (13)
    Story
    (13)

    For some reason, unbeknownst to her, Tag has taken a romantic interest in her. Marybell does her best to avoid the hunky man, but he is determined to get her to agree to go out with him. She starts to enjoy spending time with him, but there's still the fact that if her true identity is found out, he would most definitely end the relationship. Marybell decides to tell him the truth, but not before the town mean girl gets the chance to unmask Marybell.

    Kelly says: "Love Plum Orchard"
    "Love Plum Orchard"
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    NUMBER OF HEARTS: 5
    REVIEW:
    Another amazing story from Ms. Cassidy. With each Plum Orchard series I have falling more and more in love with these characters. I hope to all the Plum Wine Gods that there will be more stories in this series. There are a few more people I want to see matched up and a few I want to see wrestled into a huge pile of mud. So Ms. Cassidy PLEASE write more stories in this series. But back to Talking After Midnight.

    OH my gosh. I am not sure if I was just an over sensitive wreck today but this book made me cry at least 3 times. Full on tears cry I tell you (thank goodness I was alone could you image if I was in public?) But Marybell & Tag are just perfect. I loved every part of their story. Even the parts where they are being stupid. Just loved it all.

    Normally in a series you have a favorite and a least favorite couple. Not for me. I have love all three couple equally. I am not sure I could pick one over the other if I had to.

    Ms. Chase as she has done so perfectly over this whole series brings the characters of Plum Orchard to life for me. I am so very glad that I started this series on audio. I will most definitely be looking for more books narrated by Ms. Chase in the future.

    If you have not started the Plum Orchard series I would highly recommend you grab the novella Talk this Way. You really do have to start from the beginning!!! Now go get you a copy of this series and start reading and find out why Plum Orchard is so awesome.

    Disclaimer:
    I received a complimentary copy of this audio-book from Tantor Media in exchange for an honest review. This review is my own opinion and not a paid review.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Sinful Seduction: Red Stone Security Series, Book 8

    • UNABRIDGED (3 hrs and 40 mins)
    • By Katie Reus
    • Narrated By Sophie Eastlake
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (21)
    Performance
    (20)
    Story
    (19)

    As an heiress from a prominent family, Mina knows the pain of living under a microscope. Which is why she loves her sleepy Key West home where nobody knows her name. She’s determined to make her way without being coddled - and no mugging is going to change that. Former Marine and newest Red Stone Security employee Alexander Blue has seen enough bloodshed to last a lifetime - or ten.

    Kindle Customer says: "This series is such a pleasure to absorbed in!"
    "Just as good the second time!!"
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    NUMBER OF HEARTS: 4 1/2
    REVIEW:
    This was my second time reading this book. Well I read the first time and then listened on audio. Here was my original thoughts after my first read.
    I would say breaking up an attempted mugging is not the best way to meet a woman, but leave it up to Alexander Blue to do just that. Being in the right place at the right time not only let him save Mina from being mugged, kidnapped or worse, but also gave Blue a chance met a woman that just possible could be it for him. That is if she will let him get close.
    Another great Red Stone Security story. My only issue is that I read this story so fast. I wanted more of Blue!! I just loved him and Mina! I hope to get a glimpse of them in a future Red Stone Security story.
    If you are a fan of this series you will want to make sure to add this book to your must read list. If you are new to this series not worries this book can easily be read as a stand alone.

    My opinion has not changed. I loved this book. I loved Blue even more. And Mina that girl has guts and a wicked right arm. Loved it!! I was very honored to get an audio copy of this book to review. Sophie Eastlake does a great job again in this series. I just love it when a narrator brings the characters to life.

    Disclaimer:
    I received a complimentary copy of the audiobook from Katie Reus in exchange for an honest review. This review is my own opinion and not a paid review.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful

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