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  • Dead Reckoning

  • Cold Case Psychic, Book 2
  • By: Pandora Pine
  • Narrated by: Michael Pauley
  • Length: 7 hrs and 5 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 50
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 49
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 49

When the spirit of a young male prostitute comes to psychic Tennyson Grimm asking him to find the john who brutally murdered him, Tennyson can't say no. Only able to communicate through the use of images, rather than words, getting any information out of the young man is frustrating and slow going. Cold Case Detective Ronan O'Mara has been on a roll solving cases since he and Tennyson last teamed up to solve the Michael Frye case. Unfortunately, the red-hot romance that had blossomed between them during that investigation is now off in a ditch.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Very enjoyable

  • By Annika on 09-07-18

Good continuation to this series

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

Reviewed: 10-15-18

I was angered by that Ronan pulled away from Ten and they were not speaking to each other in the beginning of the book. And then Ten is the one to apologize when it should have been Ronan groveling. But eventually they get their act together and are back together. The case that they are investigating is a horrible one and heartbreaking. We have a murder prostitute who comes to Ten but is unable to talk to him, but he does get his point across that he needs help. We are then lead on a series of multiple like murders that had spanned numerous years. I was wrong on who the killer was, actually thought it was someone else. I love the secondary characters and they show that a family can be chosen not necessarily be related.

  • Alpha Deceived

  • Waking the Dragons Series, Book 3
  • By: Piper Scott, Susi Hawke
  • Narrated by: Colin Darcy
  • Length: 6 hrs and 20 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 16
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 16
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 16

Proud dragon warrior and healer Sana has a secret…one that may forever turn his friends against him, and one that he’ll do anything to keep. He’s worked too hard to keep who he truly is from the world, and he refuses to let the charade drop, even after waking up thousands of years in the future. But when Peter walks into his life and wakes his heartsong, he knows it’s a secret he won’t be able to hide much longer. With his muscular body and incredible strength, Sana is decidedly alpha in appearance, but Peter is no omega, and that means…    

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • In love!!

  • By Stephanie VO on 10-16-18

Love me some dragons!!

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

Reviewed: 10-13-18

I kind of had Sana figured out since the beginning, there were just small like things. Another really good installment to this series. We finally get confirmation on the traitor and the why of it. Greed, it always comes down to greed. I can’t wait to see him taken down! What he did to Sana had me worried that something really bad was going to happen. I’m glad it turned out okay though. In the end, we find the omega for the last dragon and I hope in the last book we get to see maybe a time jump in the epilogue showing how everyone is doing.

  • Daddy Wanted

  • Rent-a-Dom, Book 1
  • By: Susi Hawke, Piper Scott
  • Narrated by: Nick J. Russo
  • Length: 4 hrs and 18 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 34
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 34
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 34

Toby Andrews is a busy, forgetful, scatterbrained musician with ADHD, a precocious dog named Ruffles, and a bad rep for partying too hard. When Toby’s actions put an all-important contract with a large label in jeopardy, his manager sarcastically suggests the omega needs a keeper who'll redden his bottom if he steps out of line. Toby is intrigued, so when he sees an ad for a discreet company called Rent-a-Dom while scrolling his social media page, he impulsively sends a request for a Daddy Dom to help him stay on track.  

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Rockstar wants a Daddy

  • By Kathryn M on 10-05-18

Cute quick read

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

Reviewed: 10-10-18

I loved Toby he was so cute & I loved that he was all over the place. I really liked Thorne as well. But the story was lacking in spots. Toby at one point is kidnapped & we don't get to see any of that. He kind of throws a fit, runs out of the hotel room and then he shows back up saying he was kidnapped. That was a missed opportunity. Also, Thorne is a Dom, except assigning Toby chores, there isn't much along the lines of any BDSM. Thorne calls him boy & Toby calls him Daddy but that is about it. I never understood what the issue was with Tommy. Why did he hate Toby? Why did he want him out of the band when it was clear that Toby was the star and he was the one that brought them all together. Not sure why Crash & Bones sided with Tommy also. Even though I didn't really care for this one, I will be reading the rest of series. Nick Russo did an amazing job narrating this one & he is one of my favorite narrators.

  • Kings

  • An Mpreg Romance
  • By: Wolfgang Glasscock
  • Narrated by: Danny Cespedes
  • Length: 5 hrs and 13 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    3.5 out of 5 stars 13
  • Performance
    3.5 out of 5 stars 13
  • Story
    3.5 out of 5 stars 13

Omegaverse Island has a shortage of omega males. They're usually brought over by the boatload from the mainland, but with an omega-killing virus on a rampage, few can act as proper child-bearers. Then Roland shows up, and all the alpha males turn to him. Especially the rival alphas, Lewis Travis and Malachi Daniels. Funny thing is, Roland knows both Lewis and Malachi. One Roland went to college with. The other is an ex. Now confronted with an awkward island dynamic, they must work together to ensure the future sanctity of their kind...or else they will be wiped out forever!

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Interesting Story, I Really Enjoyed the Narrator

  • By Trio on 10-13-18

It was okay

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

Reviewed: 09-27-18

This is a new to me author & narrator. I'm not sure what my true feelings about the book is. I liked the reasoning for Roland to head for the Island and I liked both Lewis & Malachi. I didn't like that reference to "omegaverse" constantly. The consistent getting hard at every turn and mention of what everyone looks like in speedos. They acted more like teenagers who are just discovering sex for the first time. And there is a lot of sex.

  • Leverage in Death

  • In Death Series, Book 47
  • By: J. D. Robb
  • Narrated by: Susan Ericksen
  • Length: 13 hrs and 44 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,916
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 1,746
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,738

For the airline executives finalizing a merger that would make news in the business world, the nine a.m. meeting would be a major milestone. But after marketing VP Paul Rogan walked into the plush conference room, strapped with explosives, the headlines told of death and destruction instead. The NYPSD’s Eve Dallas confirms that Rogan was cruelly coerced by two masked men holding his family hostage. His motive was saving his wife and daughter - but what was the motive of the masked men? 

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Captivating

  • By Jean on 09-23-18

Love this series

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

Reviewed: 09-18-18

I never get bored with this series. I love the investigations and spending time with all the characters. I loved the awards! Peabody cracked me up when she was high on the espresso. I can't believe this is book #47 & it just keeps getting better.

  • Serpentine

  • Anita Blake, Vampire Hunter, Book 26
  • By: Laurell K. Hamilton
  • Narrated by: Kimberly Alexis
  • Length: 15 hrs and 21 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,109
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,007
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,006

Vampire hunter Anita Blake has managed to overcome everything she faces. But this time there's a monster that even she doesn't know how to fight.... A remote Florida island is the perfect wedding destination for the upcoming nuptials of Anita's fellow US marshal and best friend, Edward. For Anita, the vacation is a welcome break, as it's the first trip she gets to take with wereleopards Micah and Nathaniel. But it's not all fun and games and bachelor parties....

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Serpentine

  • By Donna M. on 08-10-18

Rather disappointed

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

Reviewed: 08-20-18

3.5 stars. I love this series but 15 hrs of whinny partners, the whole drawn out bitching from Dixie about Ted "cheating", trying to tell Becca, etc, was a bit too much. I think this could have been cut in half. I really enjoyed the mystery. Jean Claude did not have enough page time.

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  • Slow Heat

  • By: Leta Blake
  • Narrated by: Michael Ferraiuolo
  • Length: 14 hrs and 7 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 124
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 117
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 117

Professor Vale Aman has crafted a good life for himself. An unbonded omega in his mid-30s, he's long since given up hope that he'll meet a compatible alpha, let alone his destined mate. He's fulfilled by his career, his poetry, his cat, and his friends. When Jason Sabel, a much younger alpha, imprints on Vale in a shocking and public way, longings are ignited that can't be ignored. Fighting their strong sexual urges, Jason and Vale must agree to contract with each other before they can consummate their passion.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • First time reading Omegavers and I am in LOVE!!!!!

  • By Neta_BER on 05-14-18

Great start to a new series

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

Reviewed: 08-14-18

Ms Blake did an amazing job creating this world. I really enjoyed watching Vale and Jason navigate the negotiations and learning about each other. I find it absolutely horrible that the “government” really could care less about the omegas. If scientists were able to figure out how to create them, why didn’t they figure out how to make sure they had safe deliveries? And if there was a lot of miscarriages and pain and suffering, why wouldn’t they allow them to permanently fix it so they would go through that and risk death of both the baby and the omega? I’m glad that things did finally work out for Jason’s prater so that he did not have to suffer any more

  • Bone to Pick

  • By: TA Moore
  • Narrated by: Michael Fell
  • Length: 9 hrs
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 55
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 52
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 52

Cloister Witte is a man with a dark past and a cute dog. He’s happy to talk about the dog all day, but after growing up in the shadow of a missing brother, a deadbeat dad, and a criminal stepfather, he’d rather leave the past back in Montana. These days, he’s a K-9 officer in the San Diego County Sheriff’s Department and pays a tithe to his ghosts by doing what no one was able to do for his brother - find the missing and bring them home.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Good Mystery

  • By Diane on 08-05-18

Good Mystery

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

Reviewed: 08-05-18

Only 4 stars because there wasn’t a HEA :(. Other than that, I really enjoyed the story. It was a really good mystery. Java was a total ass in the beginning but I did fall for him as the story continued. I loved Cloister and his K-9. They were a great pair. I would have liked that Cloister was still investigating his brother’s disappearance, even though there was a lot of years since it happened. I would love a sequel so that we actually got these two in a relationship and maybe some closure with Cloister‘s missing brother. Oh and I love when one of my favorite authors make mention of characters from another of my favorite authors.

  • Imperial Stout

  • Trouble Brewing Series, Book 1
  • By: Layla Reyne
  • Narrated by: Tristan James
  • Length: 6 hrs and 57 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 34
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 33
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 33

It’s a good thing assistant US attorney Dominic Price co-owns a brewery. He could use a cold one. Nic’s star witness has just been kidnapped, his joint operation with the FBI is in jeopardy, his father’s shady past is catching up with him, and the hot new special agent in San Francisco is the kind of distraction best handled with a stiff drink. 

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Amazing spinoff

  • By Karen - New York on 09-30-18

For the Irish and Whiskey lovers, a must read

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

Reviewed: 08-02-18

I am so glad that Ms Reyne did a spin-off of the Irish and Whiskey series and it features Nic and Cam. These two do dance around each other for a large part of the book, but once they finally some the dancing, the fireworks exploded. This book picks up not long after Blended Whisky and their first kiss. Now they are working on a case together involving attempted theft from a dignitary who is going to show them at a museum opening. Things go FUBAR and Cam ends up going undercover. We find out about some of Cam’s past and he has to call on that experience to make it out alive. There were times that I was really worried that things were going to go terribly wrong. And while all this is going on, the people that Nic’s estranged father owes a huge amount of money to, start taking potshots at Nic. This was definitely a sit on the edge of your seat read. Oh and I so hate Nic’s boss and want to know what is driving his anger and hatred. I can’t wait for the next book in this series, so Ms Reyne, write faster ;)

I am so glad this came out in audio, the talented Tristan James did an amazing job narrating this one!

  • Red Dirt Heart 3

  • Red Dirt Heart Series
  • By: N.R. Walker
  • Narrated by: Joel Leslie
  • Length: 8 hrs and 48 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 154
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 146
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 145

Life for Charlie Sutton has never been better, or busier. With Travis now a permanent fixture of Sutton Station, a permanent fixture at Charlie's side, Charlie's convinced he couldn't do anything on his ever-growing to-do list without him. He can run a multimillion dollar cattle business, finish his degree, try and further the local beef industry, deal with staff issues, Ma's failing health, and an attention-demanding wombat. He can even deal with an unexpected visitor and some shattering news.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • 4.5 Stars

  • By Belen on 09-24-17

Love this series

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

Reviewed: 07-31-18

I love this series! Charlie has so many things thrown at him that I’m not sure at times that he could handle it. Things popped up that I didn’t see coming, and I can’t mention as it would spoil it. What really almost broke me was when Travis had to go back to the states because of his grandfather. Charlie was sure it was over. And here I thought Charlie had finally come to terms with the love from Travis. This was a great continuation of their love story. I have to run off to the next book in the series.