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The Queen of Swords Audiobook

The Queen of Swords: Villainess Book 1

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Meet Caprice, better known as the villainess Capricious Whim....

Caprice is a woman who works hard and plays hard. She's a veteran villain of Imperial City, and what you might call a maladjusted individual. While she plots to achieve her own goals, she's forced to take whatever jobs may come along, and any unintended consequences from them!

The heroes don't always win in this world, but being a villain has its own unique set of problems.

©2015 Alana Melos (P)2015 Alana Melos

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    DabOfDarkness Ojo Caliente, NM, United States 08-27-16
    DabOfDarkness Ojo Caliente, NM, United States 08-27-16 Member Since 2011
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    "Fun, sexy, with costumes and weapons!"

    This is a sexy supervillain story set in the fictional metropolis of Imperial City. Caprice (Capricious Whim) is very good at what she does but even she can be bested sometimes. In this tale, she will choose to trade certain favors for info and more. Will her evil plots be thwarted, or merely delayed as she dallies over an evening of pleasure?

    This is one of the funnest sexy eroticas I have listened to in some time. I love the supervillain theme with all the costumes, super powers, and characters with loose morals. Caprice herself has the dual powers of telekinesis and telepathy, though each has it’s limits. Couple those powers with her swordsmanship, and you have a formidable foe. She’s not above a little murder and mayhem if it suits her needs or if someone tries to double cross her. I love her practical take on wearing Kevlar when needed and always going armed.

    The main plot is pretty straight forward. She meets her ‘work’ associate Michael at a night club and they go meet Harry Sidowski together for this possible job. Michael is a unique villain in that his body has two souls – Michael’s and a vampire’s. After talking with Harry, they team up to take on the job, which they do but Caprice loses her sword and is injured. Later on, she will go on the hunt for her sword and more.

    While the plot does move along pretty darn quickly, the author does let us linger over the sex scenes. Most of the scenes are energetic but pretty straight forward – one female, one male, various positions. Yet even though they are basic, they are written very well. In fact, I was surprised steam wasn’t coming off my audio player! There is one domination scene (with Caprice doing the dominating) that was OK for me. Caprice’s character wasn’t as excited about it as the other participant, so there wasn’t as much passion as with the other scenes. I really liked that the men in the story varied in height, weight, physical fitness, etc. Over all, it is a sexy, fun story that involves costumes, sexytimes, and a touch of violence.

    I received a copy of this audiobook at no cost from the author (via Audiobook Boom) in exchange for an honest review.

    The Narration: Rebecca Wolfe had the perfect voice for Caprice – certain, determined, sexy. She did a good job with the various male voices as well, keeping them distinct. She never faltered during the sexytimes scenes, sounding enthusiastic and natural.

    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
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    Bryce Calderwood 03-01-16
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    "Brilliant and hot story, top-notch narration"
    Would you listen to The Queen of Swords again? Why?

    I'd listen to this again because the quality of both the story and the recording is so high. The VO is sultry, sexy, and smart, just like the story's narrator and main character, Caprice. The story is deep enough to reward multiple listens, something you almost never see in erotica.


    What other book might you compare The Queen of Swords to and why?

    Honestly there's nothing to compare this to except other books by the same author. What I love about Alana is how unique her vision is.


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

    Ms Wolfe's voice and her pacing/diction are amazing.


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

    There are some funny moments in the story but overall I enjoyed the action, the story, and the sex.


    Any additional comments?

    Do NOT miss this book on audio.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Syt 08-14-16
    Syt 08-14-16 Member Since 2014
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    "Dark but good!!!"

    I received this book in exchange for my honest review with Audiobook Boom!

    Not my usual genre but I found myself pulled into the story and the morbid view of the characters...

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Ashanti Calumet Park, IL, United States 07-19-16
    Ashanti Calumet Park, IL, United States 07-19-16 Member Since 2011
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    "A Slick Look Into The Mind Of A Super Villainess"

    “The Queen of Swords: Villainess Book One” is a very good short story that has an interesting and slick mix of a narcissistic super villain with, I think, too many super powers as the main character, some decent action and a twist or two. Also, author Alana Melos, who I am discovering after having read three of her works, incorporates a lot of explicit erotica into her work. If that’s not your cup of tea, consider yourself warned.

    Narrator Rebecca Wolfe is simply brilliant. She does an excellent job of bringing the story to life. As an added note, Ms. Wolfe also has a perfect voice for erotica.

    The Queen of Swords is the first in a series of Villainess books. There are two that are currently available. Both are worth your purchase

    Finally, this audio book was provided by the narrator at no cost in exchange for an honest review, courtesy of Audio Book Blast.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Dwayne 05-10-16
    Dwayne 05-10-16
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    "Great start for a new series"
    Where does The Queen of Swords rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    This was a great story, I would definitely recommend it. I'm looking forward to the rest of the series.


    What about Rebecca Wolfe’s performance did you like?

    Absolutely loved RW's sultry and erotic narration.


    Any additional comments?

    "This audiobook was provided by the author, narrator, or publisher at no cost in exchange for an unbiased review courtesy of Audiobook Blast."

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    jean doe 05-07-16
    jean doe 05-07-16
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    "The Ending Made the Book!"
    Is there anything you would change about this book?

    Yes, that Michael shared his body with a vampire rather than Michael "being" the vampire.


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

    I would have made it a little longer.


    What three words best describe Rebecca Wolfe’s performance?

    Tone, Inflection, Pace


    If this book were a movie would you go see it?

    Yes


    Any additional comments?

    ** Spoilers **

    The Ending Made the Book!

    Ok, my complaint was that this story was to dang short and...
    it ended right when it was getting GOOD!

    I would like to know why book two is at least twice as long as the first book?

    I liked the idea of a hit woman / superhero erotica.

    Caprice made a good villain and I liked the banter between Caprice and Michael.
    The first scene with Michael, and the tension, was misleading, especially since she has sex with Harry, her handler boss for her most recent job.

    I did Not like that there were two beings in Michael's body.
    Meaning, that Michael shared his body with a vampire rather than Michael "being" a vampire.
    Michael said: "the vampire was crazy" and that he had no control over him, that was just.. awkward.

    The narrator was pretty good, she did a good job with conveying the snarky, devious,
    killer personality of the main female lead, Caprice.

    Note:
    "This audiobook was provided by the author, narrator, or publisher at no cost in
    exchange for an unbiased review courtesy of Audiobook Blast."

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Russ 05-04-16
    Russ 05-04-16 Member Since 2015
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    "Entertaining"

    This audiobook was provided by the author, narrator, or publisher at no cost in exchange for an unbiased review courtesy of Audiobook Blast

    This book was entertaining and enjoyable.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Laura 05-03-16
    Laura 05-03-16 Member Since 2014
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    "good"

    "I was provided this audiobook at no charge by the author, publisher and/or narrator in exchange for an unbiased review via AudiobookBlast dot com."

    well writen and narrated. a good book

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Steve H. Caldwell Tacoma, WA 04-28-16
    Steve H. Caldwell Tacoma, WA 04-28-16 Member Since 2016

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    "A super villain story with Erotica elements"

    Caprice, or Capricious Whim as she is known as a supervillain, is a thug for hire. not interested in being top dog, she likes to have fun and make money as super powered muscle. Since she has pretty strong Telekinesis and Telepathy, as well as wicked sword skills, she's very good at this. This is no tale of an anti hero or grey area type. She is more than willing to kill and maim to et the job done. In fact, she admits to being a sociopath. That said, it is a very entertining story of what happens when a setup goes bad, and how someone with the morals of an alleycat handles betrayal. Lets just say it doesnt end with sorry and a hug. Caprice is an interesting character, amoral, carnal and flippant. She will do what needs to be done to get the job done. The plot is fast moving, with well written action scenes, as well as explicit sex scenes. This is not a comic book villain. The setting is interesting and original, and I wwill enjoy reading the next book in the series. Rebecca Wolfe does a great job of narrating, really bringing the characters to life.

    I wasa given a copy of this book free by the Author in return for an honest review throught Audiobookboom.

    1 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    Jason 04-22-16
    Jason 04-22-16 Member Since 2009

    I am listening to something everyday!

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    "Nicely done!"

    Bravo! Bravo!


    This audiobook was provided by the author, narrator, or publisher at no cost in exchange for an unbiased review courtesy of AudiobookBoom dot com.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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  • G. P. Brown
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    "A little weird, but enjoyable enough!"
    What did you like best about The Queen of Swords? What did you like least?

    I liked the fact that there was a good balance between the erotica and the plot and world building. I wish there had been a tiny bit more humor in the story.


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

    I'd have made Caprice a tiny bit less villainous.


    Which scene did you most enjoy?

    Probably the bit at the start where Caprice was introducing herself.


    Did The Queen of Swords inspire you to do anything?

    Not really, but it is not like I was bored while listening to the story so that still counts as a win!


    Any additional comments?

    I'm not a big listener to erotica and was mainly sucked into this one because I was hoping for a mix of superpowers and romance. What I got was more sex and superpowers. I was happy with the plot, but left wishing for a bit more romance!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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