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  • Dead Ringer

  • Cold Case Psychic, Book 6
  • By: Pandora Pine
  • Narrated by: Michael Pauley
  • Length: 7 hrs and 32 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 72
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 70
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 69

Cold case detective and newlywed, Ronan O’Mara, is sitting on top of the world. When he returns to work after his honeymoon, he finds more waiting for him than a stack of dusty cold-case files. Hidden in the mail on Ronan’s desk is a letter from Tank Hutchins, aka The Riverside Ripper. Convicted of murdering a woman three years ago, Tank claims he is innocent and asks Ronan and Tennyson for their help in proving who really committed the crime: his twin brother, Tim.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Marriage, murder, and Thanksgiving

  • By HockeyfanT on 03-27-19

Deadly doppelgänger?

Overall
5 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 03-23-19

I love the Cold Case Psychic seres by Pandora Pine and Michael Pauley does an amazing job of bringing the characters and their world to life. This sixth book finds Cold Case Detective Ronan O'Mara returning to work after an absence of several months owing to various circumstances and his new husband Tennyson Grimm-O'Mara getting into his readings at West Side Magick still reeling from his mother's attendance at their Day of the Dead wedding.
This one has quite a twist with twins, one of whom is currently in prison for murder based on DNA alone...lots of family secrets...it's quite a reveal when the truth comes out as to who really done it!
I love how Ten and Ronan talk to each other about things instead of letting them fester, and I love how their circle of friends and family work together and welcome Jude into their midst. The Thanksgiving dinner was my favourite part of this story and there's an interesting turkey competition with 4 differently cooked birds...highly recommended for all PP/CCP fans and all lovers of paranormal thrillers with lots on man on man loving thrown in for good measure.

  • Christmas Heat

  • By: Liam Kingsley
  • Narrated by: Max Tone
  • Length: 5 hrs and 13 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    3.5 out of 5 stars 20
  • Performance
    3 out of 5 stars 20
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 20

I knew being an omega would get me fired one day, I just never thought hiding it would be the excuse they needed. Irony, you suck. For years I was their best employee, right up until their new alpha hire smelled me in heat. I could’ve kept my job by playing his game, but I’ve spent my whole life running from my biology. I have principles. I also have bills. Which is the only reason my desperate search for a roommate ended with a grizzled alpha veteran, Stefan. Brooding and damaged from years of battle. My biology and I are not on speaking terms now. 

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • good story

  • By save our wildlife on 02-16-19

Explosive Christmas Party

Overall
3 out of 5 stars
Performance
3 out of 5 stars
Story
3 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 02-15-19

I'm not familiar with this narrator, and he's okay but there's not so much differentiation between the different characters from chapter to chapter.
This is an omega in heat story and it took me a while to get to the larger plot that brings the story to a climax. I like Tyler and he's trying to focus on his career as an engineer rather than succumbing to his omega biology.
The story gets more interesting when Stefan, an alpha veteran who served and came home injured, becomes Tyler's room mate. Also, when Tyler get himself a new job at a company that seems too good to be true given the segregation between shifters and humans. Add in a pregnancy and a throw in some best friends who try to help Stefan and Tyler.
With a nefarious boss, and Christmas just around the corner, things are about to get explosive.
Recommended for all MPreg lovers.

  • The Unseelie Prince

  • The Hawthorn Throne Series, Book 1
  • By: Kaitlyn Abdou
  • Narrated by: Liam Taylor
  • Length: 2 hrs and 13 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 20
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 19
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 20

 

Noah Reid has spent his life seeking normalcy after a turbulent childhood with a superstitious mother who refused to answer questions about the father he never knew and instead attempted to impress upon him a real fear of faeries. Despite his mother’s best efforts, Noah finds himself ripped from the life he knows and thrust into a palace of nightmares. Here, he must face the persistent attention of the regent and discover the shocking truth his mother took to her grave.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Original and enthralling

  • By Jen Valencia on 02-08-19

Away with the Fair Folk

Overall
4 out of 5 stars
Performance
4 out of 5 stars
Story
4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 02-05-19

This is an interesting tale of a young man who has been carried away by fairy folk to the fairy realm where he is the son of the late King of the Fair Folk. Noah is confused at first, but grows to like his new reality. In our world he was an orphaned Nursing student with loans and lonely. In the realm of the Sidh (Fair Folk), he is a prince with servants to lay feasts for him and run baths, tending to his needs. He is courted by the Regent, brother of the late king, who seeks to beguile the young prince and heir in order to keep his power. He entices the young man with his sexiness and kisses him deeply, practically demanding the young man's hand in marriage. The are issues of dubious consent, so this is not for you if you are not fans of this sort of story. I wonder how things will progress in the realm in the wake of the wedding and the coronation.
The narrator is new to me, but I do like the distinct voices and accents that he gives to the characters.

  • Dead to Me

  • Cold Case Psychic, Book 5
  • By: Pandora Pine
  • Narrated by: Michael Pauley
  • Length: 7 hrs and 47 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 88
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 85
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 85

Psychic Tennyson Grimm was kicked out of his house and disowned by his religious parents when he came out to them as gay and psychic. The last thing Tennyson’s father said before the teenager boarded a Greyhound bus to Boston was that his son was dead to him. Flash forward 13 years later: Tennyson couldn’t have been more surprised when he woke to find the newly dead spirit of his father sitting on the end of his bed. David Grimm had one request of his estranged son: Go to Kansas and reunite with his mother.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • great story

  • By save our wildlife on 01-23-19

Family connections

Overall
5 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 01-21-19

Michael Pauley does a wonderful job of bringing the characters to life yet again. You don't have to have read/listened to any of the previous books to enjoy this one, but you get a better feel for the main characters if you read the previous books.

This story starts with the spirit of Tennyson Grimm's estranged father showing up in his and Ronan's bedroom in the middle of the night. Ten's father tries to plead his case with the famous Cold Case Psychic asking him to go help his mother who has no family left except for him.
Ten and Ro reluctantly head for Kansas to attend the funeral of David Grimm. Ten tries to reach out to his grieving mother and with Ronan's help, he manages to reach a tentative truce with her so that the duo can help her get things in order for the funeral and beyond.
To add to the already precarious situation, the town sheriff invites the famous duo to work their magic on a case gone ten years cold. Add in a tornado, and just imagine the potential fall out.
I recommend this to all paranormal mystery fans who also love some man on man sexy times. A must for all Pandora Pine fans.

  • Protecting My Commitment

  • Sulfur Springs, Book 1
  • By: Taylor Rylan
  • Narrated by: Michael Pauley
  • Length: 5 hrs and 38 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 82
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 76
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 77

Dalton Andrews has seen it all. After spending a little over 10 years with the Denver PD, he’d had enough and joined Wildlife Services, not expecting it to be such an isolating career. When his job takes him on assignment to Crooked Bend, he jumps at the chance to work with actual people again when the town’s sheriff needs to hire a few more deputies. While at his new boss’ wedding reception, he unexpectedly meets blue-eyed architect Colin McKenzie that makes his brain go fuzzy. 

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • Audio

  • By Joan on 03-06-19

The deputy and the architect

Overall
5 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 01-11-19

Michael Pauley does an excellent job of bringing the story and the characters to life.
As this is only book one in the series, I look forward to enjoying further books in the series.
When Wildlife Deputy Dalton Andrews and architect Colin MacKenzie meet and go home together after a mutual friend's wedding, what follows is a series of unfortunate misunderstandings in light of their clear attraction to each other.
After he blows the second chance granted him by the reluctant-to-trust Deputy, Colin is suddenly presented a third chance when a psychotic ex of his resurfaces and starts harassing and stalking him.
Dalton wants nothing more than to protect the skittish, scared Colin and even endures Colin's meddling brothers, uncle and cousins when the going gets tough and bullets start to fly.
I highly recommend that you join these guys on their journey to the altar and beyond.

  • Contract Baby: An Mpreg Romance

  • Hellion Club Series, Book 2
  • By: Aiden Bates
  • Narrated by: Guy Veryzer
  • Length: 9 hrs and 12 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 48
  • Performance
    3.5 out of 5 stars 45
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 45

Ty Cunningham comes from old money, but he's never been content to live on privilege. He's the youngest partner in his firm, and the only omega partner. He's worked hard to get where he is, and he's proud of what he's accomplished. One thing is missing - a child to share it with. Carter Bowman has it all. Drop-dead looks, a fantastic career, and the title of All-Star pro baseball player. The one thing he doesn't have is money sense. When he falls prey to a scam artist posing as a financial adviser, he's close to broke. A buddy suggests he marry for money...

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Unique Alpha and Omega story!

  • By Crystal on 11-30-18

Stupid idea?

Overall
4 out of 5 stars
Performance
3 out of 5 stars
Story
4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 12-05-18

Guy Veryzer is a narrator who is new to me, and I didn't enjoy his vocalisation, but that's my personal taste, though he does a reasonable job of narrating the story.
I couldn't really get good feel for the characters and I didn't really like them much to start with. I've read some of the other Hellion Club books, which I've enjoyed, but it took me far too long to get into the story and get to know the characters.
I confess I was a tad disappointed with Aiden Bates choice of narrator.

  • The Mafia Heir's Baby: A Bad Boy Mpreg Romance

  • Frat Boys Baby Series, Book 4
  • By: Aiden Bates, Austin Bates
  • Narrated by: Steve Millikin
  • Length: 6 hrs and 4 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 43
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 42
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 42

Getting knocked up mid mission isn’t the absolute worst way to torpedo your special forces career, I guess. But getting knocked up by my best friend - a mafia prince - makes for a special kind of FUBAR that military jargon can't quite handle. Life is about prioritizing what matters most and standing by those choices. I’ve never regretted mine. Parents said pick between being gay or being part of this family, I said see you later. My superiors said you can have a husband and kids or you can be the most badass omega special ops leader this army’s ever seen, I said sign me up.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Family Feud?

  • By Emma Burbidge on 12-01-18

Family Feud?

Overall
4 out of 5 stars
Performance
4 out of 5 stars
Story
4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 12-01-18

This is the 4th book in the Frat Boys Baby series, and I haven't read/listened to the others yet, so it took me a while to get a grasp of some of the other characters. Steve Millikan does a good job of voicing the different characters and creating reasonable accents for them.
I like military and ballet and this tale combines an Omega who has earned his place in the military squad he heads up with an alpha Russian ballet dancer. It was quite an interesting way in which these two have come together and the unexpected pregnancy that results from a rare night of lowered inhibitions cases complications for both fathers in their careers and family dramas.
If you enjoy interesting tales of non-shifter MPreg omegas and alphas then this is for you.

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  • Practice Makes Perfect

  • Housemates, Book 3
  • By: Jay Northcote
  • Narrated by: Mark Steadman
  • Length: 5 hrs and 27 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 56
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 53
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 54

Getting experience with the guy next door seems like a great idea - until the lines blur. Dev, a geeky first year physics student, has zero sexual experience and he's determined to change that ASAP. After a bad time in halls of residence, he's starting the summer term with different housemates and a new plan of action. Ewan lives in the house next door to Dev. He's young, free, and single, and isn't looking to change that anytime soon.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Light hearted and romantic

  • By Waleska Floyd on 02-04-19

Housemates and hot neighbours

Overall
5 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 05-13-17

What did you love best about Practice Makes Perfect?

I'm a sucker for Ewan's accent as he teaches Dev from the house how to...well... all the ins and outs of gay sex! Jay's third tale in this series is a cute addition. Jez and Mac are still together from the first book, and Josh & Rupert from the second book are the ones who help Dev move into the house after a semester from hell in the halls of residence.
Sweet little Dev was targeted by homophobic bullies, forcing him to look elsewhere for sanctuary.

What other book might you compare Practice Makes Perfect to and why?

If you enjoyed this, look for the other Housemates books.

A SEAL's Oath
    
    
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    Length: 8 hrs and 43 mins
    241 ratings
    Overall 4.3
  • A SEAL's Oath

  • By: Cora Seton
  • Narrated by: Eric G. Dove
  • Length: 8 hrs and 43 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 241
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 209
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 208

Navy SEAL Boone Rudman and his friends want to create a sustainable community that can be replicated anywhere in the world. But they need land, so when Martin Fulsom, leader of the Fulsom Foundation, offers them Westfield, a ranch in Montana, they agree to Fulsom's condition that they document their progress on a reality television show. Building the community will be hard enough, but Boone's got another problem.

  • 1 out of 5 stars
  • had to return

  • By Patti S on 10-13-16

Childhood playmates return to the ranch

Overall
5 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 01-15-16

What did you love best about A SEAL's Oath?

Cora creates such great characters with backgrounds that go all the way back to childhood. The world they inhabit is in keeping with her other Chance Creek series.

Who was your favorite character and why?

I love Riley because she's someone that I can relate to. I feel like I could almost have been in her shoes at a younger age, especially when the boy she likes embarrasses her at the dance and she flees in humiliation.

Which character – as performed by Eric G. Dove – was your favorite?

Eric does a good job of differentiating the characters, but my favourite is Boone. Eric has a clear steady voice and portrays the solid determination of the Navy Seal.

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

I enjoyed the moment where the women burn their modern clothes after donning their Jane Austen era attire.

Any additional comments?

This is an interesting story about creating a sustainable, simple life combined with an attempt to live like women in the Regency era with a chance for childhood playmates to discover if they could be something more. Romance abounds with a lot of lust sneaking in wherever possible.