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Tanya M. Spiegel

Miami, Florida
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  • Her Beautiful Bastard: A Regency Erotic Romance

  • Scandalous Ballroom Encounters, Book 6
  • By: Victoria Vale
  • Narrated by: Simon Philips
  • Length: 9 hrs and 25 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 25
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 25
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 25

After a disastrous first Season, Lydia Darling abandons all hope of love and marriage. A simple country girl, she does not belong among the debutantes of the ton. Rather than rely on her family for the rest of her days, she chooses to find work as a governess, a position that allows her to hide away from the society that shunned her. However, she cannot seem to forget the mysterious stranger she encountered at a ball during her Season...a man whose kiss haunts her dreams. 

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • hot damn

  • By Rebecca Azizov on 09-08-18

Enjoyed

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

Reviewed: 11-06-18

This is a very nice balance between old and more modern romance. Loved the tension and the story. I received this book at no charge in exchange for an honest review. There is sexual language used.

  • Key Largo Blues: The Sequel to Dakota Blues

  • Karen Grace, Book 2
  • By: Lynne M. Spreen
  • Narrated by: Jennifer Jill Araya
  • Length: 8 hrs and 13 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 13
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 13
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 13

When Karen Grace turned 50, she lost her marriage and her job. Now, she's starting over, and this time, she's determined to build a new life on her own terms. However, she's being pulled in multiple directions: Her family and friends want more of her time, her hometown sweetheart wants a commitment, and her fledgling business is on life support. With the hard-won confidence of midlife, Karen knows what she needs to do, and pays the heartbreaking price for pursuing her dreams.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Midlife Crisis

  • By kelly lauffenburger on 05-14-18

Not my cup of tea

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

Reviewed: 10-23-18

I tried hard to get into this book. Coming back to it again and again in hopes it would pick up or spark some form of interest. However, I just could not get the vibe for this one. Perhaps you need to read the first one in order for this one to be more pertinent? I requested this book because I use to hang out in key largo and thought it would be a great book. Sorry it was just not my cup of tea.

  • Senator's Pet

  • Korystus Aliens, Book 1
  • By: Avery Rae
  • Narrated by: Meghan Kelly
  • Length: 4 hrs and 11 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 57
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 52
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 51

Senator Rylos bought me. But he'll never make me his. I'll admit those are strong words for a woman who trembles at his touch. But I can't help it. His kind are as beautiful as they are cruel. We crashed on his planet ten years after we fled Earth. Instead of helping us, they imprisoned us, then sold us off to the highest bidder. I was the last human sold. Too much bad behavior. Yet Rylos dared to buy me and call me his pet. He might be genetically engineered perfection on the outside, but I won't let him have me, no matter how hard it is to resist him. Because my goal is to escape. I keep telling myself it'll be easy. Why does it feel like I'm lying?

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Keep this audio pet near your heart

  • By Demetra Toula Iliopoulos on 09-04-18

Annoying voice

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

Reviewed: 10-01-18

I enjoyed the story line and the look at another planets people and cultures. However, the narrator did not fit the character Marion. The whisper breathy sound grew annoying as she was supposed to be a bad ass. The story itself I liked. Just didn’t sound like it should which was a distraction from the over all story. Would read another by author. I received this book at no charge in exchange for an honest review.👍🏻

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  • Fangs in Fondant

  • Priscilla Pratt Mystery, Book 1
  • By: Melissa Monroe
  • Narrated by: Cindy Kay
  • Length: 6 hrs and 8 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 27
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 27
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 27

Priscilla Pratt is 377 years old, give or take a decade. She’s the best baker in Bellmare, Massachusetts, and just wants to continue to lead a quiet life in the quaint and haunted tourist destination. Not even an elaborate, last-minute wedding cake commission - a multi-tiered fondant replica of Dracula’s castle - could be a stake in her side. But when the bride turns up dead hours before the wedding, Priscilla and her pastries are the first to be suspected. Priscilla will have to get to the bottom of this murder, or her business and reputation will be six feet under.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Interesting and strange

  • By cosmitron on 09-14-18

Cute little story

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

Reviewed: 10-01-18

I found this book to be cute. Nothing dramatic and certainly nothing scary. I would read others by author. Priscilla is an older ( like in over 300 yr) old vampire. She owns a bakery. Kinda sucks since she can’t even enjoy the spoils of her trade. But for some reason the police chief Arther needs her to help him solve a murder? A few things don’t jive like how the heck do vampires feed if there is some kind of law against them eating or in their case slurping? Anyway it’s a cute little story. I received this book book at no charge in exchange for an honest review. 👍🏻

  • The Hatred

  • By: C. A. Gleason
  • Narrated by: Kate Marcin
  • Length: 55 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 14
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 14
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 14

After agreeing to house-sit for a mysterious homeowner, a struggling musician starts hearing voices in the middle of the day and having nightmares so frightening that he screams himself awake. As he goes about the conspicuous tasks he's being paid generously for, he begins to suspect he may not be alone in the house, and that there are plans in store for him more terrifying than he could possibly imagine.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • A good listen

  • By cosmitron on 09-14-18

Demonic

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

Reviewed: 09-21-18

I did not enjoy this book at all. First because it was a mans story told by a women and frankly it lacked that masculine touch it needed to make it really grab a reader. Or in this case a listener. Also, a little too demonic for my taste. Thought I can see it might have appeal for others. Would be a good camp fire story.

  • Her Biker Dragon

  • The Complete Collection
  • By: AJ Tipton
  • Narrated by: Beizo Tierno
  • Length: 8 hrs and 54 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 24
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 23
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 23

The badass dragon shifters of the Iron Claws motorcycle club will risk everything for the people they love. Cast out from their dragon clans, they must use their cunning and strength to defy the laws of their people and stay one step ahead of those determined to keep life-saving cures out of the hands of humans.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • Pretty pathetic

  • By V from Kansas on 09-28-18

Good read

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

Reviewed: 09-19-18

The stories all flow one into the other which I very much liked. I just did not find a lot of character depth. Though they all flowed well each way a little short for my liking and I wanted more. Still a good little read. Sex and language used so not for the kiddos ears.

  • Dear Martha, WTF?: What I Found in My Search for Why

  • By: Tricia LaVoice
  • Narrated by: Julie Kelly
  • Length: 7 hrs and 2 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 7
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 7
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 7

Tricia LaVoice’s life turned upside down when her parents were tragically killed in an automobile accident. Her close relationships with her mother and father made everyday life afterward a challenge. Happily married and with a beautiful baby girl, Tricia had no time to fall apart. Over the years, as her family grew, Tricia met two strong, dynamic women, both survivors of their own life challenges, whose wonderful friendships and unconditional maternal love and strength guided her to trust in life.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Heartwarming

  • By Victoria Haugen on 10-22-18

Cathartic

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

Reviewed: 09-19-18

I lost my mother suddenly and without warning. I forever find myself talking about her. Missing her and grieving for all the things left unsaid. The parts of my life she did not touch my last 2 children. Just the everyday conversations we had. Her laugh. Her quick wit! I found this book both cathartic and in many ways beneficial to my grieving soul. I received this book at my own request at no charge.

  • Dahlia's Shadow

  • Puatera Online, Book 6
  • By: Dawn Chapman, Jess Mountifield
  • Narrated by: Suzanne Barbetta
  • Length: 3 hrs and 15 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 14
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 14
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 14

Dahlia has spent her entire life in Lila's shadow. Being the quiet twin, Dahlia shied away from sports and never excelled in any of the ways her sister did. Yet, thrown into the glitch-filled world of Puatera, her sister is no longer there to protect her, forcing Dahlia to uncover hidden strengths or be buried by her weakness. 

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Please keep the series going!

  • By TU on 09-11-18

Coming to. Too late

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

Reviewed: 09-11-18

This book was both interesting and frustrating as I came in at book 6. This is not a stand alone type book. You must have read at least book one to even begin to understand what is going on? While it appears to be interesting I could not get into it based on fact they kept talking as if I understood what was going on? I received this book at no charge in exchange for an honest review. While I could not get into it the premise was very good.

  • Gathering Water

  • By: Regan Claire
  • Narrated by: Jennifer Swanepoel
  • Length: 6 hrs and 45 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 25
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 25
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 25

Growing up in the foster system, Della never really had anything to call her own, not even a last name. Now, the truth was exposed, but there was still so much she didn't know. Hoping to learn more about the mother she never knew and maybe discover a bit more about herself along the way, Della travels across the country seeking answers - and finds far more than she bargained for. An unimaginable world - one on the brink of war - is pulling her in and making her claim a birthright she never knew she wanted. 

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Unique!

  • By Pam C on 10-03-18

Great story!

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

Reviewed: 09-05-18

I love a great story that is both realistic and fantasy based. This had both. No sexual scenes, no f bombs and very easy paced. Could be for both young adults or fantasy readers. Did kinda leave you hanging at the end not in a bad way but definitely in a way you wanted more. I received this book at no charge in exchange for an honest review. Definitely recommend it.👍🏻

3 of 3 people found this review helpful

  • Origin of Legends and the Secrets of the North

  • By: Adison Runberg
  • Narrated by: Ginger Sue
  • Length: 4 hrs and 7 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 5
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 5

When their parents died beneath the surface of a frozen lake, brothers Baldr and Thor began new lives as orphans. The loss of their parents gutted them both, but years later, with comfortable homes and good friends, the brothers were thriving. They set out on a thrilling journey to reach the top of Mount Logan. Along the way, they gain a trusted canine companion, but soon the group is in over its head as they fight the arctic conditions and an ancient power. Who is waiting at the top of Mount Logan? What is living in the mountain?

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Unexpected

  • By Claire on 09-02-18

Not what I had hope for

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

Reviewed: 08-25-18

This was so far off from the stories and maybe my own fantasy’s of Thor that it just was off for me. Loki is Thor uncle ? Thor is slaving a sled up a mountain with a bunch of girls ? The parents are mia for how long? Brain what? Just so far out in left field I could not see where the story could be realistic. Sorry yah it’s a story but has to sound at least believable somehow. I received this book at no charge in exchange for an honest review. Just was not for me. And I love Thor.