What if you woke up in a book? A reader trapped in fiction. The sexy hero waiting for her. A harrowing journey home.
For fans of Labyrinth and The Neverending Story comes an epic romantic adventure ...
A reader gets sucked into the book she's reading and is trapped, unless she convinces the hero of the story to send her home. Just her luck - the book is unfinished, and its sexy hero is far more alpha male than she's prepared to handle.
What Naia doesn't know: the story - and its hero - have been expecting her for quite some time, even though she has no idea what she's doing there.
Naia must learn quickly how to navigate the dangerous, magical world of Black Moon Draw and find a way to complete her journey with the unlikely, uncooperative hero of the story, who holds the key to returning her home.
©2014 Lizzy Ford (P)2017 Lizzy Ford
Always loved reading, now I love audio books because I can listen to my favorite books on the go!
The narrator. I wont lie, sometimes her voice was a little whiny in the sad parts but she was so funny in the humorous parts. Her laughing had me laughing.
No comparison. The concept of the story was very unique to any books I have read. The character was brought into the story she was reading.
Overall I liked this books. It was a little long and some of the characters voices I did not like but I liked the story overall. I loved how little issues in the book translated for Naia like when the Shadow Knights clothes changed. I thought that was so funny. I think this may be an overlooked audiobook but I really encourage you to give it a chance. I think it would be enjoyable.
Copy provided for review by Audiobook Boom.
I loved the way Naia complained to the author. In a similar situation, I'd be doing the same. It's difficult to determine if there are any unintentional flaws in it and that's the best part. The part of me that is OCD got to relax and enjoy the story without wincing every time the author messed up. It was so funny when Naia called out the line that was intentionally spoken so you could barely understand it.
Julie does another great job narrating the poor woman who goes through mood swings in seconds. Her gruff voice for the Knights is good too.
As far as the ending, it sucked because I didn't want it to end so soon.
Legalese: I was given a free copy of this audio from the narrator because I asked nicely.
3.5 stars for the story
Overall a creative, entertaining and enjoyable story. Romance, action, adventure, mystery and suspense.
I was really looking forward to this book. What a concept a book lover gets pulled into a book. If you’re a book lover you've seen the question asked before in book groups, discussions, a meme, etc. if you could be pulled into a book which one would it be. Unfortunately the story didn't pull me in right away, it just wasn't holding my attention. Eventually the story did pull me in after a few chapters.I think I would have enjoyed this book more had I read it rather than listened to it.
The way characters are perceived has a lot to do with the way they are presented through the narration. The characters just did not come across as very likable especially in the beginning. Naia came across as whiny and annoying. Eventually she grew on me. The Shadow Knight was not much more likable in the beginning either. Even though he was overbearing and domineering his slight softer side showed through occasionally when dealing with Naia. With the world he lives in I guess his demeanor is a little more understanding but still not likable.
Reluctantly Naia must learn to navigate a new and frightening world she has been pulled into. A magical world full of danger, unusual creatures and war. A world that is dying. Naia must work together with the Shadow Knight to save his world and themselves. Naia knows certain things because she read them before she was sucked into the story. Although the story was not complete so she doesn't know everything.Will her knowledge and her actions be enough to accomplish her purpose for being there?
Julie Hoverson did a good job with the narration. As I was listening to her I realized I have listened to her narrate other books only under a different name. Pleasant voice. Clearly spoken. Good character voices. Doing the deep gravelly voice for the male characters fit this story. For me though there is just something a bit off about the delivery. Basically, over narrating. Her narration at the end of the story when she was listening to the messages LF left her and her inner dialog with herself was great as well as the narration used in the epilogue. The narration wasn't as over emphasized. I would have enjoyed this narration for the whole book much more.
I was voluntarily provided this free review copy audiobook by the author, narrator or publisher.
This book was given to me voluntarily in exchange for my unbiased opinion and review through Audiobook Boom.
It took me back to my childhood imaginings. Thanks for reminding me of those years when it was ok to believe in the unbelievable.
What an amazing book. I absolutely loved it. It was so much fun. It kind of makes you wonder what it would feel like getting stuck in a book. The narrator was perfect for this book. It was a lot of fun to listen too. If you love fantasy make sure you pick up yours to listen to. You will not regret it
What reader hasn't thought about being part of a story they love? Every reader's fantasy put in the pages!
I loved this. It was captivating and intriguing. A realization of original ideas mixed in with classic 80's kid/teen movies.
The characters and storyline were a lot of fun. Moral of the story? Believe in yourself, have your own thoughts and ideas, take risks.
It was great listening to the story brought to life. This narrator was fantastic. She brought emotion, passion, character, and charisma to the book. I found myself laughing aloud many times. Sad or anxious, angry or passionate at other times. I truly enjoyed listening to this!
"A good romance!"
I found this book to be different compared to other books that I have read or listened to. There were things that I would have found out of place but because the book was set in such a way it felt OK for an outhouse to appear when you wanted it to or that if you're hand was chopped of it would grow, etc. I actually really liked this book.
However be warned that there is swearing words which is used sporadically. Violence is mild, the author doesn't go into detail. The sexual content is more moderate. There is no sex scene, that happens behind closed door. However, there is intense moments like kissing and characters feeling each other and certain body parts are mentioned.
The narrator really bought out the Characters! You felt what they felt. If the character were sad/happy/screaming/laughing, etc then the narrator would do the same. I think if I read the book I would have disliked the heroine Naia because I found she moaned a lot in the book. However, the narrator Julie made her moaning funny (in a good way). I smiled a lot through out this book and there were moments where I laughed. I would definitely be listening to this narrator again. That's how good I found to her to be. She would be my number one narrator at the moment because she gave the character a 3D appearance.
I was voluntarily provided this free review copy audio book by the author.
"What happens when you wake up in a book?"
I have never came across this storyline before and I am an avid reader and listener of audible books. The storyline intrigued me and did not disappoint. The lead woman could be your friend in terms of her normalcy. No far fetched behaviour or annoying little quirks which some lead heroines possess.
For me it is Naia, the lead heroine and her squire (how cool is that?!) I liked their friendly banter and it made me genuinely laugh out loud and ok maybe the hot alpha like male 'Shadow King'. What a name and he certainly lives up to it, especially wearing a boars head!
This is the first time that I have listened to this narrator and I do admit, took me a few chapters to get used to her. I just felt that in my head, Naia is a young lady and the narrator sounds mature. Having said that, she is very good at distinguishing between male and female characters. The fact that I laughed out loud on a few occasions is a sign of a good story and a good story teller.
I listen to audio books on my travels to and from work but I did 'cheat' and listen to it at home whilst ironing. Any opportunity to listen to it really! So addictive.
I highly recommend this to fans of urban fantasy/paranormal romance. Lizzy Ford is one of my favourite authors so I'm glad she's branching into audio!
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