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Sam

ANTLERS, OK, United States | Member Since 2008

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  • Covet: A Novel of the Fallen Angels, Book 1

    • UNABRIDGED (14 hrs and 42 mins)
    • By J.R. Ward
    • Narrated By Eric G. Dove
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (2498)
    Performance
    (1821)
    Story
    (1818)

    Redemption isn't a word Jim Heron knows much about - his specialty is revenge, and to him, sin is all relative. But everything changes when he becomes a fallen angel and is charged with saving the souls of seven people from the seven deadly sins. Vin diPietro long ago sold his soul to his business, and he's good with that - until fate intervenes in the form of a tough-talking Harley-riding, self-professed savior.

    Lajuan says: "Riveting"
    "Ward did it again!"
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    If you could sum up Covet in three words, what would they be?

    Hard, Sexy, Dark


    Any additional comments?

    Though this series is set in the same city as the BDB there are only a passing mention of vampires in this series. I am betting that J.R. will have paths crossing in the future but it hasn???t happened much yet.
    This book has the same hard and dark style as her other works but it is original enough to spark interest. The characters are stimulating and freaking sexy. Ward built a great plot and filled it with characters that you get invested in. She sprinkles in just the right amount of sex to make the books naughty but not so much that you start fast forwarding. I would recommend this book to anyone who enjoys the dark side of fantasy romance

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • From Russia with Claws

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 56 mins)
    • By Jacey Conrad, Gia Corona
    • Narrated By Natasha Volkov
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (396)
    Performance
    (373)
    Story
    (370)

    When alpha female Galina Sudenko agreed to attend her distant cousin's birthday party, she wasn't counting on meeting the devastatingly handsome and powerful rom alpha Andrey Lupesco or having her sexy times with him interrupted by the murder of her idiot brother-in-law, Sergei. But such is life when your father is one of the most powerful werewolves within Seattle's supernatural Russian organized crime syndicate.

    M. M. Robinson says: "Not your typical Molly Harper"
    "meh"
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    This was not Molly Harper's best work. I would not waist me time. Not worth the money.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Unhinged: Splintered Series, Book 2

    • UNABRIDGED (13 hrs and 12 mins)
    • By A. G. Howard
    • Narrated By Rebecca Gibel
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (490)
    Performance
    (455)
    Story
    (456)

    Alyssa Gardner has been down the rabbit hole. She was crowned Queen of the Red Court and faced the bandersnatch. She saved the life of Jeb, the boy she loves, and escaped the machinations of the disturbingly appealing Morpheus. Now all she has to do is graduate high school. That would be easier without her mother, freshly released from an asylum, acting overly protective and suspicious.

    Jessica says: "Awesome!!!"
    "I love it."
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    Even better than the first one. I love all the characters. I am truly glad I read this book. I couldn’t finish it fast enough and I will probably reread it again soon.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Splintered

    • UNABRIDGED (12 hrs and 46 mins)
    • By A. G. Howard
    • Narrated By Rebecca Gibel
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (1090)
    Performance
    (986)
    Story
    (995)

    This stunning debut captures the grotesque madness of Underland, as well as a girl’s pangs of first love and independence. Alyssa Gardner hears the whispers of bugs and flowers - precisely the affliction that landed her mother in a mental hospital years before. This family curse stretches back to her ancestor Alice Liddell, the real-life inspiration for Lewis Carroll’s Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland. Alyssa might be crazy, but she manages to keep it together. For now.

    Xena says: "Had Potential, But That Was It..."
    "Fun & exciting twist"
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    One of the better books I have read in a long time. Great plot, characters are well developed, and not only is it a twist on a classic but it also has its own twist. READ IT!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • The Professional: Part 1: The Game Maker, Book 1

    • UNABRIDGED (4 hrs and 54 mins)
    • By Kresley Cole
    • Narrated By Kimberly Alexis
    Overall
    (1150)
    Performance
    (1061)
    Story
    (1065)

    Mafiya enforcer Aleksandr "The Siberian" Sevastyan’s loyalty to his boss is unwavering, until he meets the boss’s long-lost daughter, a curvy, tantalizing redhead who haunts his mind and heats his blood like no other. Ordered to protect her, Sevastyan will do anything to possess her as well - on his own wicked terms. PhD student Natalie Porter had barely recovered from her first sight of the breathtakingly gorgeous Sevastyan before the professional hit man whisks her away to Russia, thrusting her into a world of extreme wealth and wanton pleasures.

    M says: "Serial series = more expensive audiobook"
    "Kresley Cole is nothing short of amazing!"
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    Have you listened to any of Kimberly Alexis’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

    I have listened to all of Cole's books listed on Audible and she just keeps getting better. It doesn't matter if it is YAL, Romance, or Fantasy Romance she is one of the best authors I have ever found. She has great story lines, plot and character development, and dialogue.


    Any additional comments?

    I am not sure why this book is broken into 3 parts but they are worth every penny. I don't usually read books like this but I love Cole and I thought I would give it a try. I am soooo glad I did. I just got through reading all three parts and I think I might just start them over again.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Heart of Darkness

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 50 mins)
    • By Gena Showalter, Maggie Shayne, Susan Krinard
    • Narrated By Max Bellmore, Ashford MacNab, Rachel Carr
    Overall
    (339)
    Performance
    (294)
    Story
    (295)

    From the masters of paranormal romance, three brand-new tales of seduction.... An iron-willed demon assassin, angel Lysander has never known lust - until he meets Bianka. Spawned from the bloodline of Lucifer, the beautiful but deadly Harpy is determined to lead the pure-hearted Lysander into temptation.

    Teresa says: "Angel vs. Harpy = Fun"
    "Oh Gena You Are My Hero"
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    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    Hell yes!


    Any additional comments?

    Ok so I haven't been super impressed with Showalter's shorts but this one rocked. Not only is B my new favorite girl but there was loin clothes, oil, and hot guys wresteling! Why hasn't that been in more books? There is a God and he is a good one. Read this and read it now.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • The Darkest Prison

    • UNABRIDGED (1 hr and 51 mins)
    • By Gena Showalter
    • Narrated By Max Bellmore
    Overall
    (751)
    Performance
    (526)
    Story
    (526)

    Once, Atlas, the Titan god of Strength, was the Greek goddess Nike's slave. Now, he is her master. And soon these sworn enemies destined to destroy one another will be forced to risk everything for a chance at love.

    CAROLYN says: "I LOVE LOVE LOVE THE LORDS SERIES"
    "Score one for the athletic girls"
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    Any additional comments?

    In a lot of these books the women are very cookie cutter but Nike isn't perfect. She is bigger and actually has muscles. Most men wouldn't give her a second glance but Atlus thinks she is perfect and she is to him. I love that. He found her beautiful and the things that would make her too manly, made him love her more. For a short story it was entertaining. I am thinking that it will help out in the next book too. There were hints.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • The Darkest Pleasure: Lords of the Underworld, Book 3

    • UNABRIDGED (13 hrs and 26 mins)
    • By Gena Showalter
    • Narrated By Max Bellmore
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (1404)
    Performance
    (880)
    Story
    (883)

    Reyes is a man possessed. Bound by the demon of pain, he is forbidden to know pleasure. Yet he craves a mortal woman, Danika Ford, more than breath and will do anything to claim her - even defy the gods.

    Sam says: "A lighter version of BDB by Ward"
    "A lighter version of BDB by Ward"
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    Any additional comments?

    I love supernatural romance or fantasy romance whatever you want to call them. But I have read so many of them that they sometimes become too predictable. I am always on the lookout for books and series that can hold my interest and throw a couple of curve balls too. So far Showalter has been able to do just that.
    This book is predictable is some ways but in others it has an originality that I truly enjoyed. Danika is like so many women. She faces obstacles that are overwhelming but she does everything in her power to be strong and protect herself and the ones she loves. For most of the book she keeps falling short but in the end she finds a strength in her gift that makes her stronger than she could have ever dreamed.

    Plus Showalter brings in a wicked question to have ask yourself, ???Can I physically harm the person I care about if pain is pleasurable to that person???? J.R. Ward had a book in her Black Dagger Brotherhood series that asked the same thing. Showalter managed to avoid going so dark and depressing though.
    The two series are very similar and I like them both, but Showalter is not nearly as dark or hard core as Ward. You should try them both and see which one you like more.

    8 of 8 people found this review helpful
  • The Darkest Kiss: Lords of the Underworld, Book 2

    • UNABRIDGED (13 hrs and 12 mins)
    • By Gena Showalter
    • Narrated By Max Bellmore
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (1609)
    Performance
    (1013)
    Story
    (1016)

    Though she has lived for centuries, Anya, goddess of anarchy, has never known pleasure. Until Lucien, the incarnation of death - a warrior eternally doomed to take souls to the hereafter. He draws her like no other. And Anya will risk anything to have him.

    Brande says: "BRANDE"
    "Lucien is a beautiful contradiction."
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    Any additional comments?

    This series just keeps getting better. Showalter does a great job creating a strong female character that is flawed and venerable too. In some books if the woman is physically strong she loses that vulnerability that makes her relatable. Anya is so many things wrapped into one person. I really like her. And Lucien??????. well he is her opposite in so many ways but they balance each other. I thought it was a nice change from the norm that it was the man with the insecurities about his physical appearance. He is a beautiful contradiction. He is completely confident in his strength and abilities to fight while he is unable to believe that any one could ever find him attractive. Watching the struggle with physical and emotional flaws is both entertaining and uplifting in this book. All of the characters in the book are so intriguing that I can???t wait to read their personal story.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • The Darkest Night: Lords of the Underworld, Book 1

    • UNABRIDGED (13 hrs and 11 mins)
    • By Gena Showalter
    • Narrated By Max Bellmore
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (2410)
    Performance
    (1533)
    Story
    (1544)

    All her life, Ashlyn Darrow has been tormented by voices from the past. To end the nightmare, she has come to Budapest seeking help from men rumored to have supernatural abilities, not knowing she'll be swept into the arms of Maddox, their most dangerous member - a man trapped in a hell of his own.

    Patsy G. says: "sexy....."
    "Who knew violence could be so hot"
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    Any additional comments?

    This book has what every girl secretly dreams of even if she doesn???t know it. The reason girls go for the bad boy is because they want to be the one that he loves so much that he can???t help but change his ways for her. That is what you get with this book. Maddox is not only a hardened warrior with a heart of stone but is also holding the demon of violence inside of him. Showalter leads you through the struggle he and Ashlyn must overcome to not only find love but happiness.
    I like how strong the male characters are because that protective domineering thing is truly hot but Showalter evens the playing field too. Sometimes it gets to be a little too much ???Me Tarzan, You Jane.??? in these kind of books but the women hold their own ground. They make contributions to solving both the internal and external conflicts of the story.
    I really liked this book and have gotten a little addicted to the series. If you like supernatural romance with hot guys, sex, and violence this is the book for you.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • The Darkest Fire: Lords of the Underworld Prequel

    • UNABRIDGED (1 hr and 55 mins)
    • By Gena Showalter
    • Narrated By Max Bellmore
    Overall
    (1282)
    Performance
    (798)
    Story
    (802)

    He is the guardian of hell, more monster than man. She is the goddess of oppression, more angel than woman. Together they will enter the flames to battle a dangerous horde of demon lords - and discover a passion unlike any other....

    Jim "The Impatient" says: "Not my fire pit"
    "Go Ahead and Read it"
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    Any additional comments?

    First off you don???t have to read this book to understand the series. It isn???t the best book in the series but it was worth a listen. If you are as spellbound by this series as I am, this book will squash the curiosity bug. After I read the first book I wondered about the story that started the avalanche of the Lords beginning. Several questions I had formed about the Lords were answered in this book and I do recommend reading it, but after reading book 1 The Darkest Night. The reason being that if you read The Darkest Fire first you might not fully appreciate the theme of sacrificing for love and how the emotion creates strength rather than weakness. I really like these books and give the series 2 thumbs up.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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