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  • The Golden Dynasty

  • By: Kristen Ashley
  • Narrated by: Tillie Hooper
  • Length: 17 hrs and 24 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,324
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,171
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,163

Circe Quinn goes to sleep at home and wakes up in a corral filled with women wearing sacrificial virgin attire - and she is one of them. She soon finds out that she's not having a wild dream; she's living a frightening nightmare where she's been transported to a barren land populated by a primitive people, and in short order she's installed very unwillingly on a white throne of horns as their queen.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Not Sure Where To Stand On This

  • By Mykal on 09-13-16

Better than I thought it would be

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

Reviewed: 07-09-16

I made a mistake and got this book before the previous one, but it didn't matter. I ended up really liking it. Sure, all the rape and stuff gave me serious pause, but the story was a very good one and, in spite of the serious issue I, personally, have with rape, I still could see how the relationship between Circe and Lahn could develop the way that it did. Still, I must be honest and say this probably is NOT a good book for anyone who is triggered by rape. Don't bother, please skip this series. For me, it was brutal, but I understood how it was a part of a culture where better was not known. All in all, great read. Now, on to Book One.

  • Water World Warrior

  • A Sci-Fi Alien Mail Order Bride Romance
  • By: Lisa Lace
  • Narrated by: Addison Spear, Terrance Bayes
  • Length: 5 hrs and 28 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 538
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 495
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 494

Why would I want to be married to an alien? I should not have applied to TerraMates! The idea was crazy. I'm a young woman, in the prime of my life. But I was desperate. When I landed on another world, his appearance intrigued me. He dripped sexuality and moved like an animal. We have three days together before he sets sail without me. Am I going to escape or submit to my desires?

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • TerraMates ~ Great Series!

  • By Cheri on 05-06-16

Not that good

Overall
2 out of 5 stars
Performance
1 out of 5 stars
Story
2 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 06-30-16

Very predictable, very bland, poorly written. Just not that great. The narration was monotone and dispassionate, by both narrators. I'll be sending this one back for my credit. I only gave it two stars because I managed to finish it.

0 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Flesh

  • By: Kylie Scott
  • Narrated by: Elena Wolfe, Ray Chase
  • Length: 9 hrs
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 313
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 288
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 294

Ali has been hiding in an attic since civilization collapsed eight weeks ago. When the plague hit, her neighbors turned into mindless, hungry, homicidal maniacs. Daniel has been a loner his entire life. Then the world empties, and he realizes that being alone isn't all it's cracked up to be. Finn is a former cop who is desperate for companionship and willing to do anything it takes to protect the survivors around him.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Walking Dead turns kinky

  • By TheGirlFromBama on 03-09-16

Walking Dead turns kinky

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

Reviewed: 03-09-16

I liked this story, but there were, definitely, some Walking Dead elements to it. I didn't mind, though, being a Walking Dead fan. The plot seemed a bit all over the place in some spots, but it wrapped up fairly neatly. Or as neat as one can be, in the zombie apocalypse. I look forward to the next book in the series.

4 of 4 people found this review helpful

  • Abducting Abby

  • The Dragon Lords of Valdier, Book 1
  • By: S. E. Smith
  • Narrated by: David Brenin
  • Length: 6 hrs and 30 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,641
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,513
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 1,518

Abby Tanner is content to live on her mountain while she creates beautiful works of art and enjoys the peace and quiet. All that changes when a strange golden spaceship crash lands on it. Now Abby has to deal with a golden ship, a tortured alien, and an insane local sheriff.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • A NEW SEXY SCI-FI SPECIES HAS LANDED GIRLS

  • By 🔹🔹🔹CAROLYN 🔹🔹🔹 on 05-06-15

I didn't like it as much as I thought I would

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

Reviewed: 07-08-15

I really enjoy Laurann Dohner's Cyborg and New Species series and this sort of reminded me of that. Also a little of the Zorn Warrior series is in this too. But too many things conflicted to me, that left this book failing where those aforementioned books didn't.

First, this guy, Zoran, is supposed to be a king and a warrior but he's easily captured twice and has his mate stolen almost as soon as he takes her home. What is that about?? Also, when she goes into heat, how do the other men in their society not smell his scent on her? Even with her in heat, they should acknowledge and respect that. Right? Plus, isn't he king? So there's no hierarchy there? He just has to flee his own home because the men might rape his woman, who should, by all rights, be the queen?? Just weird. This book had potential, but too many weird things happened that bugged me.

26 of 28 people found this review helpful

  • Becoming Calder

  • By: Mia Sheridan
  • Narrated by: Jennifer Stark, Anthony Haden Solerno
  • Length: 12 hrs and 21 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 577
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 542
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 539

There is a place in modern-day America with no electricity, no plumbing, and no modern conveniences. In this place there is no room for dreams, no space for self-expression, and no tolerance for ambition. In this place there is a boy with the body of a god and the heart of a warrior. He is strong and faithful and serves his family honorably. But he dares to dream of more.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Great story

  • By TheGirlFromBama on 05-30-15

Great story

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

Reviewed: 05-30-15

All I will say is you've got to hand it to the author. This book was wonderfully written, the story compelling and riveting. You'll be biting your nails and on the edge of your seat through much of it. But that ending? Geesh! If you don't immediately get the next book, you're nuts. lol Now, on to the next installment.

5 of 5 people found this review helpful

  • Lover Unbound, The Black Dagger Brotherhood, Book 5

  • By: J. R. Ward
  • Narrated by: Jim Frangione
  • Length: 17 hrs and 20 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,041
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,245
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,250

Suffering a horrific childhood as the son of a Bloodletter in his father's war camp, Vishous pledges death to members of the vampire-hunting Lessening Society. Vishous knows no love. He feels no emotion. He lives only to oppose the slayers. But after suffering a mortal wound, a human surgeon named Dr. Jane Whitcomb tends to him. Her ministrations, however, extend beyond his physical injury - and before long her tender hand has awakened feelings of pleasure that Vishous never dreamed existed.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Being the bloodletters son says it all...

  • By CindiL on 11-29-09

Not sure I cared for that ending

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

Reviewed: 04-03-15

The ending just felt weird to me. I didn't care for it. I kept hoping something more would happen to make it more appealing, but nope. Oh well. Still love this series.

  • Deep

  • A Stage Dive Novel
  • By: Kylie Scott
  • Narrated by: Andi Arndt
  • Length: 8 hrs and 26 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,264
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,076
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,080

One by one the members of Stage Dive are falling in love. David, Mal, and Jimmy have all taken the plunge, and now it's Ben's turn - only he refuses to fall into that trap. The sexy bassist enjoys his no-strings-attached lifestyle. But when Ben is forced to keep the one girl he's always had a weakness for out of trouble in Sin City, he quickly learns that what happens in Vegas doesn't always stay there.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • High Expectations for Book 4

  • By Sharon on 04-01-15

I liked it, but...

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

Reviewed: 04-01-15

It wasn't that fleshed out. I don't feel like I really got to know Ben. Seemed rushed and the conclusion was pretty cliche. Overall, because I like the series, I liked this book and it was worth the credit for that reason. Still, wish there had been more back story on Ben.

  • Hero

  • By: Samantha Young
  • Narrated by: Angelica Lee
  • Length: 12 hrs and 7 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 965
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 873
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 875

Alexa Holland's father was her hero - until her shocking discovery that her mother and she weren't his only family. Ever since, Alexa has worked to turn her life in a different direction and forge her own identity outside of his terrible secrets. But when she meets a man who's as damaged by her father's mistakes as she is, Alexa must help him.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Yummy bad boy... strong heroine...

  • By Edyta on 02-06-15

Not very good

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

Reviewed: 02-11-15

Like so many of the popular erotic fiction books out now. A lot of the same wording and scenarios. I actually fell asleep listening to this, woke up, and didn't even need to rewind, even though I missed five hours. Just too predictable and cliche.

7 of 11 people found this review helpful

  • Pretty Instinct

  • By: S. E. Hall
  • Narrated by: Kitty Bang
  • Length: 14 hrs and 59 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 874
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 807
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 805

"If opposites attract, then I am nothing. Because you, you are everything." There's no easy road traveled to such an intense sentiment, one I never dreamt I'd feel. But I also never planned on Cannon Blackwell climbing aboard my tour bus.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • I kind of struggled with this one

  • By TheGirlFromBama on 02-03-15

I kind of struggled with this one

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

Reviewed: 02-03-15

Way too many corny lines. The male lead's character was over the top in love and just corny and sugary sweet. Not that I have a problem with being mushy, but I prefer a nice even balance. Because most men simply do not act like this and certainly a hot rocker doesn't act like this. I got a little excited the first time they had sex. He got a little raunchy and that was hot. But then the sugary, diabetic sweetness came back and I can't count how many times I rolled my eyes listening to this book. Some parts also seemed a bit disjointed. All in all, it was just ok.

13 of 13 people found this review helpful

  • Archer's Voice

  • By: Mia Sheridan
  • Narrated by: Kris Koscheski, Emily Durante
  • Length: 11 hrs and 5 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,296
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,138
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,148

When Bree Prescott arrives in the sleepy, lakeside town of Pelion, Maine, she hopes against hope that this is the place where she will finally find the peace she so desperately seeks. On her first day there, her life collides with Archer Hale, an isolated man who holds a secret agony of his own. A man no one else sees.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Heartbreakingly Beautiful Love Story

  • By bookbruin on 02-24-18

Loved this book

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

Reviewed: 02-01-15

So sweet and so touching. I simply fell in love with Archer. I've read some reviews where they complained about the simplistic writing style, but I didn't find that to be the case. Perhaps some of the descriptions were commonly used like the whole idea of the mouthing forming the silent O right before climax or the whole wake from my revery deal. Still, none of that mattered when it came down to the story, which was wonderful. So glad I found this one.