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Kade's Dark Embrace Audiobook

Kade's Dark Embrace: Immortals of New Orleans, Book 1

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Publisher's Summary

An erotic paranormal romance....

After a series of girls are ritualistically murdered on the cold streets of Philadelphia, seasoned detective, Sydney Willows, is forced to work with sexy, alpha vampire, Kade Issacson. While working the case, Sydney finds herself inexplicably drawn to Kade, fighting the passion she feels towards him. Kade, determined to solve the case and mete out justice, is captivated by the independent, fiery detective. As he attempts to protect her from a very real murderer, Kade grows concerned that the beautiful, but very human detective, could easily end up dead should she tangle with supernatural forces that are beyond her control.

The investigation leads them into a dark and dangerous world, deep in the heart of New Orleans, where together, they search for the perpetrators of the Voodoo killings. Sydney soon becomes the target of the killer and ends up fighting for her life and love in the Big Easy. If she makes it out alive, will she give into the intoxicating desire she feels for Kade?

©2012 Kym Grosso (P)2014 Kym Grosso

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    Shirley13 10-07-14
    Shirley13 10-07-14 Member Since 2014

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    "Loved It!"

    Sydney is a sassy spitfired detective from Philadelphia who has a mouth on her that would make any sailor proud! Kade is a sexy Alpha vampire from New Orleans who has made the trip to Philly to help investigate the murders.
    When it becomes obvious that hints of magic are involved in the deaths, Kade soon realizes it is someone from his past. When Sydney gets attacked at her home, Kade takes her to his home in NOLA to keep her safe. Kade must enlist all of his allies to find Simone before too many more people have to die.

    I absolutely loved hearing this on audio! It reminded me why I fell in love with The Immortals of New Orleans and Kym Grosso!

    Ryan West did an amazing job narrating this! I am starting on Logan's book next and cannot wait to hear him on it!


    11 of 12 people found this review helpful
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    terri 12-30-14
    terri 12-30-14 Member Since 2015

    Love to read and I am really enjoying audible. Fantasy and sci fi are my faves but I also enjoy period novels and historical fiction.

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    "HATE the heroine"

    Rest of the storyline and story telling was good the lead female was supposed to be tough and independent just came off as bitchy and stupid. He says don't go out alone you have no idea how dangerous this black magic is. She says oh yeah? Don't tell me what to do I'm a bad ass cop. She sneaks off alone and of course gets caught and hurt. Rinse repeat. And he falls madly in love with her. Why exactly? She is arrogant judge mental and rude and mostly irresponsible and rude.

    20 of 23 people found this review helpful
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    Julie Garrett Gallipolis Ohio 10-07-14
    Julie Garrett Gallipolis Ohio 10-07-14

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    "Holy Hotness Batman!!!!"
    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    Not only would I recommend this audiobook I already have!! This book has everything a Paranorm reader is looking for. Vamps, Wolves, Witches an OMG hot sex.


    What was one of the most memorable moments of Kade's Dark Embrace?

    Id have to say my favorite part of this story is the first bar scene....I loved the way Sydney was able to blend right in an fight of an attacker and then the scene on the dance floor was very very hot.


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

    Yes...I really really liked his character voice's in this book compared to the last one of his audibles I listened to. He really did an amazing job with the different accents. His Luca accent is amazing!!!


    Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

    Oh yes!! and I would have if I didn't have to sleep. This is my favorite thing about audiobooks I can still cook, clean, do laundry & walk the dogs all while enjoying the story.


    Any additional comments?

    Kym Grosso has done a very good thing for her readers by putting The Immortals of New Orleans on audio.....it doesnt get any hotter then having these stories read to you by a man with a very sexy voice. Well done Kym...very well done.

    10 of 12 people found this review helpful
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    Cheri Waverly Hall, Ga. 09-17-15
    Cheri Waverly Hall, Ga. 09-17-15 Member Since 2012

    Just Another Audiobook Addict! Love listening to all types of romances, but occasionally need a good Sci-Fi, Fantasy, or a book with humor!

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    "Kade's Dark Embrace ~ Rocks!"

    This story rocked! It's a well-developed, faced paced, full of suspense, and had lots of smokin hot sex scenes that had me craving more.

    The characters, a sexy mix of vampires, wolfs, and witches, were well developed and the attraction between Kade and Sydney was electrifying. Even though this story was about Kade and Sydney, we are introduced to other sexy immortals, and I can't wait to listen to their stories. No cliffhangers; however, it does set the stage for Luca's story.

    Ryan West did an awesome job narrating and made the story even more enjoyable!

    Kim Grosso is now in my top ten favorite authors!

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    CAROLYN newark, New Jersey, United States 10-06-14
    CAROLYN newark, New Jersey, United States 10-06-14 Member Since 2016

    I love being swept away by a new romance and thankfully Audible's ever growing Library means I get to indulge myself over and over again

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    "DO NOT MISS THIS FAST-PACED PARANORMAL ROMANCE"

    Wow, what a brilliant start to a brand new series as this has everything a PNR lover should want..... a sexy gorgeous Alpha Vampire Hero and a strong sassy independent Heroine whose instant sexual attraction nicely developed into a tender romance that had some sexy love scenes that were just right. There's a tense plot involving Werewolves, Witches, Mages, revenge, greed, magic and ritualistic murders and a host of interesting secondary characters.

    Then, as if that wasn't enough, Ryan West easily tackled every accent needed and brought each character to life so, at all times, you knew exactly who was talking out of the multitude of characters.

    Worth a credit? It's well-written, flowed nicely from various POV's, was an addictive 'action in every chapter' listen and the romance was oh so good..... so ABSOLUTELY worth a credit and I can't wait for the next instalment which will be an auto download for me.

    27 of 37 people found this review helpful
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    Purple Wizard 09-14-15
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    "Absolutely Terrible"
    What could have made this a 4 or 5-star listening experience for you?

    This book had no redeeming features. The main character is shallow and less than intelligent. The main supporting character is a stereotype. The narrator is absolutely the worse I have ever heard. I didn't even finish the book.


    What character would you cut from Kade's Dark Embrace?

    I would cut all characters and ask Kym to start all over again.


    4 of 5 people found this review helpful
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    Witchywoman LONDON, KY, United States 10-20-14
    Witchywoman LONDON, KY, United States 10-20-14 Member Since 2012
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    "Tall Dark and Deadly"
    If you could sum up Kade's Dark Embrace in three words, what would they be?

    Darkness Evil Love


    What other book might you compare Kade's Dark Embrace to and why?

    None that I've read it was unique and exciting


    Which scene was your favorite?

    Sydney running away to Philly and thinking she was going to one of Tristan's rental homes only to find Kade there waiting for her with a shocking revelation


    If you were to make a film of this book, what would the tag line be?

    Love Lurks in the Darkness


    Any additional comments?

    Mystery, romance and paranormal creatures abound. A killer is loose In the streets of Philly, victims appear to be drained dry and dressed like dolls. Local police are trying to solve the crime when Kade shoes up looking to investigate on behalf of P-Cap. Sydney is tough as nails and doesn't want Kade to interfere in her investigation, but at the same time she's drawn to the tall dark and deadly vampire. With time running out can these two solve the crime while trying to not loose control professionally and personally.

    4 of 5 people found this review helpful
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    Cathy Lasky 10-09-14
    Cathy Lasky 10-09-14
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    "Fantastic"
    Where does Kade's Dark Embrace rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    This is the first one I have listened to and loved it.


    What other book might you compare Kade's Dark Embrace to and why?

    Nothing to compare it to. I've listened to samples of books, but this is the first audio book I listened to completely.


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

    This is the first. I am very impressed with Ryan. I love how he "felt" the different characters in his voice and projected that to the listener. He did not just read the words. Love the different voices and accents he used.


    Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

    Both. I laughed at the bickering between Sydney and Kade and cried at the ritual being performed on Sydney. Listening to the words being read, I felt more emotional than just reading the printed words.


    Any additional comments?

    I love this series. I have read all of them and look forward to more audiobooks from Kym. Ryan is fantastic and I will be looking for more of his narrated books.

    4 of 5 people found this review helpful
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    Cheryl EATON, CO, United States 07-06-15
    Cheryl EATON, CO, United States 07-06-15 Member Since 2009
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    "Dumb heroine - dragging plot."

    You get used to the pattern in this book. Heroine does something incredibly stupid, pisses off handsome vampire. He saves her. He explains that he owns her. She melts. They have sex. Then the cycle starts over. Then there is the narrator who whispers the entire book, which doesn't really make action scenes sound like there's really anything going on. Such a shame - it sounded like it was going to be a really good series, but I'm not going to waste anymore time or credits on this.

    6 of 8 people found this review helpful
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    Margaret Gugliotta 10-10-14 Member Since 2014
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    "Great story fair performance"
    Would you listen to Kade's Dark Embrace again? Why?

    Yes, the story is a really good one and I get more out of audio. It comes to life for me.


    What was one of the most memorable moments of Kade's Dark Embrace?

    When they went in to rescue her and she ended up practically rescuing herself as well as Tristan.


    What does Ryan West bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

    His voice is very relaxing and he varies his voice with the different characters so you know at all times who is speaking.


    Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

    When she's trying to figure out what to do. She loves Kade and wants to be with him but doesn't want to give up what she is and what she does.


    Any additional comments?

    While I love the story, I've read it twice and listened to it once, I did have trouble with the voices the narrator chose. I guess I expected Kade and those that came from New Orleans to have more southern or maybe cajun dialects. Hearing them with high toned British accents kind of threw me. That being said, I did enjoy listening to it and probably will again. I always listen to them more than once just as I read them several times. Love Ms. Grasso's books and this series in particular.

    6 of 8 people found this review helpful
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  • samantha
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    "most enjoyable"

    really liked this book. about to buy the next one. story and narrator both excellent.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Sharon J
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    2/14/15
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    "Wonderful"
    What did you like most about Kade's Dark Embrace?

    I read the book and loved it, listing to it brought it to life. Kade was wonderful as was the narrator Ryan West.


    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Kezzer
    1/28/15
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    "Action Packed Vampire Advneture"
    What did you like most about Kade's Dark Embrace?

    I loved the different twists and spins going through out the book it kept you hooked and wanting to know what was going to happen next !!!


    What was one of the most memorable moments of Kade's Dark Embrace?

    I just loved the whole story it was one of adventure, exploration of the unknown as well as battling evil that is around threatening their futures .


    What does Ryan West bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you had only read the book?

    I love the smoothness and flow of the way he told the book and also with him saying some of the names and other unusual names you get to hear it how the author want's to be said!! also much more imagination is used when describing some scenes


    Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

    No i wish i could but listened to it snippets while getting on with daily life !!


    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Natalie
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    5/15/15
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    "Just didn't do it for me."

    I'm not sure if it was the narration or the book on a whole :-( but I found the female lead was annoying and that there was not enough detail in Kades background or in anything to be honest. I love my vampire/ werewolf/ supernatural goings on books but this just didn't cut it for me.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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