The Hunger Games meets Cinderella. This fairy tale has no happy endings - only dark beginnings. They call them the Crimson Fold. High up in their castle they look down on my little world and wield a silent control. That is, until the invitations are sent out. I never dreamed I'd be selected. They tell me it's a privilege. I should be honored. But the fear in their eyes doesn't lie. If I refuse to go, my family will be shunned. If I go, my life and my body will no longer be mine. It'll be theirs. At midnight it will be over. At midnight, I'll be his.
Excellent dystopian hunger games fairy tale in the style of Cinderella. Clara has been uprooted from her impoverished faction when her father marries an eccentric snobby woman with two daughters. Her father is away for work and she is stuck with her stuck up steps who haven’t had to work or want for anything in their lives. The election comes around and Clara is chosen to go and represent her family, however nobody knows what exactly this party contains because nobody has ever returned with memory. Competition is harsh and those competing for the election will stop at nothing to win the prized position of consort to the leader of the mysterious and powerful crimson fold. The story leaves you hanging for certain and I cannot wait to get the second book in the series! The narrator did a fabulous job! I received a free review copy of this book at my request and have voluntarily left this review. Thank you!
Piper was hoping to meet her favorite author before he died, but she was a day late. The famous man's luck ran out right before Piper showed up at his house for a casual interview. Piper finds herself at the heart of the literary world's biggest scandal yet. A celebrity crime reporter hires Piper as her apprentice. When a budding romance with a murder suspect begins to blossom, Piper finds herself in a dangerous situation. Interview with a Ghost is a riveting, cozy ghost mystery that will keep you engaged, and you'll gasp at the twist ending!
Super-fan Piper finally gets to meet her favorite author, however upon arrival to his house she is assaulted by a fishy assailant. As she recovers she begins to meet the author only to have him ignore her. Faced with the peculiar situation and fearing something is wrong she calls police. Only the does she realize the famed author is dead and she was talking to his ghost, or hallucinating. She begins to unravel the murder and has quite an adventure. The narrator did a great job! I look forward to more in the series. I received a free review copy of this book at my request and have voluntarily left this review.
In a quiet home in the Fort Lauderdale suburbs, a woman psychically witnesses a murder. In a posh estate a few miles away, a man lies dead. The only clues are a collection of tarot cards sent to the victim's home and a nuisance call from a Fort Lauderdale woman who claims to have had a vision of the killing. For Detective Wayne Sheppard, the killing of famous criminologist Andrew Steele and the disappearance of his beautiful wife is about to test everything he has ever believed and everything he knows about logic, police work, and scientific truth.
I enjoyed the idea of this story more than the actual tale. Im not sure why but I didn’t feel particular love for the characters. I’m not sure what it was,liked Mira enough but I guess I expected more of a cozy fun style mystery. Instead it was more of a dark psychological style that just felt like it dragged out a little. It wasn’t a horrible story and held my interest good enough I suppose however it’s not one that I would really listen to again. The narrator did do a wonderful job with all the characters and I would certainly listen to her again. I received a free review copy of this book at my request and have voluntarily left this review.
The Jonathan Shade series continues with books 4-6: The Complete Time Travel Trilogy. Includes: Anubis Nights, Sunset Specters, and Wizard's Nocturne. From hunting a dead sorcerer in ancient Egypt to the roaring 20s where flappers dance to jazz and secret societies kill each other for magical dominance....
This was my first experience with Jonathan Shade, having missed the first set I was worried I would be lost, however that was not the case. I managed to understand enough of the background to find this trilogy enjoyable. Basically Jonathan and his friends are tasked to travel back to three points in time to stop a wizard from essentially ending the world by achieving immortality and rebirth. They travel to ancient Egypt, the wild west, and 1920s to stop each version of the wizard. Each book is set up in each time. I really enjoyed it and will probably listen again and find the first three as well. The narration was spectacular, Each character was unique and well done. I received a free review copy of this book at my request and have voluntarily left this review.
Seventeen-year-old Lisa Jacobs is determined to solve her father's gruesome murder. But before she can investigate in her own small town, she is forced to spend the summer with her Uncle Clayton, the owner of Grand Hallow - a massive funeral and mortuary operation the size of a small city. Her move to Grand Hallow only deepens the mystery as she begins to suspect the strange and chilling occurrences there are linked to her father's death. With the help of her acid-tongued best friend and deadbeat brother, Lisa must unravel the secrets of Grand Hallow - before it's too late.
A delightful paranormal coming of age story! Lisa an almost 18 year old girl discovers the grotesque body of her father and is taken in to her estranged uncles funeral home to live for the summer. Odd occurrences begin to occur at the morgue, barrels of blood, and strange characters surface. Mysteries surrounding her fathers death, other odd disappearances and the old mysterious death of her cousins stir her curiosity. Paired up with her sarcastic bff the embark on discovering family secrets and her own weird abilities. The narration was fantastic and I really enjoyed her portrayal of the characters. I hope there is more to come by both of them! I received a free review copy of this book at my request and have voluntarily left this review! Thank you!
What happens when fairy tales get real? Things are about to get real - and twisted - by two very different authors. Twisted tales based loosely on the classics. Can you face reality?
It probably would have helped if I knew all the stories but I found them entertaining nonetheless. Some modern twists on the classics in multiple short story format. I definitely found it interesting enough and the narration was excellent. Not the happy ending style, but some excellent twists! I enjoyed the girls in the closet and Hansel and Gretel the best. I received a free review copy of this book at my request and have voluntarily left this review.
Charles Ripley has a good job as an engineer, a pretty wife, and an expensive house in a fashionable San Diego suburb. But it isn't until Ruskin Marsh moves in next door that Ripley realizes how passionless his life really is. Marsh, a connoisseur of the arts, high-powered lawyer, model husband and father, and effortless seducer of women, is so supremely alive that Ripley finds himself irresistibly drawn to him. But after Marsh's arrival, local girls begin to vanish, marriages end violently, and horribly mutilated corpses are found.
First off the narration was excellent but the story was disturbingly not what I was expecting. It was as deluded dark psychological tale of one mans trip into disturbing sexual fantasy led by a sadistic friend. A very weird tale of internal monologue. Again the narrator was fabulous though. I received a free review copy of this book at my request and have voluntarily left this review.
Maura Monroe came to Danger Cove, Washington, to forget the past and start over. Her newly found spontaneous side thinks buying the Cinnamon Sugar Bakery is the perfect way to both indulge her passion for baking and gain a fresh start. But her practical, business-savvy side isn’t sure it’s the safest move - for her heart or her pocketbook! While her two sides duke it out, Maura decides to rent a short-term cottage to feel out the quaint little town.
This was a great little cozy mystery, with cake. Maura is out traveling to remake herself and her life after an unhappy marriage and untimely death of her late husband. Planning on just visiting, she stops in Danger Cove and ends up discovering the life she was searching for may be there, add friendship and murder plus snacks and it makes for a fun listen. The narration was fabulous. Looking forward to more in the series! I received a free review copy of this book at my request and have voluntarily left this review.
Mason Loss was a single father separated from his seven-year-old daughter, Lydia Nicole, when the United States was suddenly devastated by several massive coordinated EMP attacks. Having sustained life-threatening injuries in his search for her, he awakens from a two-year coma to find that the world is not the way he left it. To make the situation worse, Yellowstone has erupted and expelled an ancient microscopic organism that threatens the course of human survival. Now, Mason must traverse the ashy suburban landscape in search of his now nine-year-old daughter.
The story was ok, a little watered down Walking Dead. Basically Mason wakes up after 2 years in a coma and searches for his daughter who was kidnapped when the world went to ruin. Rival gangs plunder and traffic everything and a new outbreak turns the dead undead. Not sure if this will be a series but it is left wide open. It would be nice to get an ending and although it wasn’t my favorite I’d listen to see what happens. The narrator was fabulous though! I received a free review copy of this book at my request and have voluntarily left this review.
Witches are real, and to be blunt, they’re all black-hearted and evil. These are not Wiccans; witches are a different breed that use magic with devastating effect. Charged with stopping the witches, taking whatever measures necessary, there are witch-hunters, all reporting to the Malleus Maleficarum Council (MMC). For hundreds of years, witches have been persecuted, and when the powerful Shadow Witch rises again, they have their opportunity for revenge.
Hunter is a witch hunter, not fancy sparkly wiccans but real Grimm’s style witches. He and his partner James meet a new lady after Hunter rescues her from sacrifice. As the three go about their work a new dark threat emerges. I found this book to be a little slow but still enjoyable. It is book one in the series and I think I will seek out the next one to learn the fate of the three hunters. The narration was very well done. I received a free review copy of this book at my request and have voluntarily left this review.
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