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Pamela Taylor

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  • Moon Dance

  • Vampire for Hire, Book 1
  • By: J. R. Rain
  • Narrated by: Dina Pearlman
  • Length: 5 hrs and 29 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 1,537
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 1,347
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 1,348

Mother, wife, private investigator... vampire. Six years ago federal agent Samantha Moon was the perfect wife and mother, your typical soccer mom with the minivan and suburban home. Then the unthinkable happens, an attack that changes her life forever. And forever is a very long time for a vampire. Now the world at large thinks Samantha has developed a rare skin disease, a disease which forces her to quit her day job and stay out of the light of the sun.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A Nice Surprise

  • By Karen K on 09-06-11

Very interesting!

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

Reviewed: 02-03-19

So there are a million vampire stories out there. Authors take a concept and run with it and often times it becomes redundant. This was not the case here. I think people will find Sam very relatable. She is experiencing a lot of problems that everyday people experience but there is an added problem that adds to her angst. I kept think what would I do if I were in her shoes and that made me keep reading/listening. Her story is so different from other stories that are out about vampires and I believe that's what keeps you roped in. This is a long series but I am excited for what is next.

  • Diamond Fire

  • A Hidden Legacy Novella
  • By: Ilona Andrews
  • Narrated by: Renee Raudman, Emily Rankin
  • Length: 3 hrs and 56 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 719
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 669
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 670

Catalina Baylor is looking forward to wearing her maid of honor dress and watching her older sister walk down the aisle. Then the wedding planner gets escorted off the premises, the bride’s priceless tiara disappears, and Rogan's extensive family overruns his mother’s home. Someone is cheating, someone is lying, and someone is plotting murder. To make this wedding happen, Catalina will have to do the thing she fears most: use her magic. But she’s a Baylor, and there’s nothing she wouldn't do for her sister's happiness. 

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Narrator was a disappointment

  • By Amazon Customer on 11-09-18

A bit more please

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

Reviewed: 11-06-18

I have listened and read everything Ilona Andrews has put out but when they announce a change of narrator I was a bit crushed. Reneé Raudman has been hands down one of the best narrators ever. But with that being said Emily Rankin was also great. She really brought Catalina to life. This story was more so about her and the struggles of finding yourself and your own voice. I really understand her a lot more now and I am just as invested in her story as I would be with Nevada. Rogan’s mother is everything i had hoped she would be as well. I cannot wait to see what happens next.

9 of 10 people found this review helpful

  • Shadow Game

  • GhostWalkers, Book 1
  • By: Christine Feehan
  • Narrated by: Tom Stechschulte
  • Length: 13 hrs and 22 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 1,484
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,153
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 1,162

A man and woman possessed of telekinetic powers. She is the doctor. He is the experiment. What comes between them is a terrifying secret history that could save them or destroy them.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Can't go wrong!

  • By Roberts on 06-21-10

hard to read

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

Reviewed: 04-01-18

What could have made this a 4 or 5-star listening experience for you?

I wanted to like this story but I just couldn't. After listening to the first several chapters I almost quit listening to the story. It just dragged on and on. Something interesting would happen then it would go back to being dull. There was a lot of sex scenes many that were not necessary. I remember thinking you are surrounded by danger people are ready to kill you and how do you defend yourself. Sex! I appreciate Lily's struggles but the two main characters sunk the book for me. The supporting characters like Rosa, Arley, and the other men in Ryland's group brought in some much needed humor. You just liked them all and their relationship. Then ending also was just meh. I would have to really think hard about continuing this series.

  • Stormwalker

  • Stormwalker Series, Book 1
  • By: Allyson James
  • Narrated by: Hillary Huber
  • Length: 10 hrs and 23 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 482
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 435
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 444

Half-Navajo Janet Begay possesses extraordinary power that is tied to the storms that waft across the desert. The only person who can control her when she's caught in the storm's evocative power is Mick, a dark-haired, blue-eyed biker Janet can't seem to touch with her powers. He can wield fire and not get burned, and Janet's never sure where he goes when they're not together.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • Messy writing with an obnoxious heroine

  • By Karissa Eckert on 12-14-14

Good surprise

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

Reviewed: 03-24-18

This was a very interesting story. I love urban fantasy and paranormal romance. Most times you find the same story over and over but in this case I was pleasantly surprised. I loved Janet and Mick. Janet seemed like most of us trying to figure it all out while growing up and finding out the world is quite different in the eyes of an adult vs. that of a child. Nash got on my nerves. I wanted to really just throw y hands up every time he opened his mouth. This story is action pack and steamy but for a first book in a series does a good job setting up this world. Looking forward to what is to come.

  • Stuck-Up Suit

  • By: Vi Keeland, Penelope Ward
  • Narrated by: Joe Arden, Maxine Mitchell
  • Length: 8 hrs and 54 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,386
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,018
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,007

It started out like any other morning on the train - until I became mesmerized by the guy sitting across the aisle. He was barking at someone on his phone like he ruled the world. Who did the stuck-up suit think he was...God? Actually, he looked like a god. That was about it.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Nope!

  • By Tammy on 10-18-16

I’m conflicted

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

Reviewed: 03-20-18

I kinda sorta loved hated liked this story. I can tell this isn’t all Vi Keeland’s writing. It kinda felt like that story we used to write in class where you write a sentence and then the next person writes the next and so on and so on. By the end you have the craziest story. Half way through the book I couldn’t figure out why I was still reading it. It does end very very well. I laughed so hard at the ending it was worth all the crazy twists and turns in the second half of the book. I probably wouldn’t read this one again but I am glad I finished it.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Sex, Not Love

  • By: Vi Keeland
  • Narrated by: Sebastian York, Andi Arndt
  • Length: 8 hrs and 20 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,355
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 1,257
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,255

My relationship with Hunter Delucia started backwards. We met at a wedding. Stealing glances at each other throughout the night, there was no denying an intense, mutual attraction. I caught the bouquet; he caught the garter. Hunter held me tightly while we danced and suggested we explore the chemistry sparking between us. His blunt, dirty mouth should’ve turned me off. But for some crazy reason, it had the opposite effect on me. We ended up back in my hotel room. The next morning, I headed home to New York leaving him behind in California with the wrong number.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • WELL.. IF THE NAMES DON'T WOW YOU THE PLOT WILL

  • By 🔹🔹🔹CAROLYN 🔹🔹🔹 on 01-20-18

Pleasant surprise

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

Reviewed: 03-17-18

This was the first book I have read by Vi Keeland. Hunter has a lot of layers and I instantly liked him. Nat is my kind of woman. She is not here for the bs. Even though she is dealing with her own issues she is strong enough to be brave and press on.This was a pleasant surprise.The story is just long enough to not be overdone and short enough to keep you wanting more. I will definitely be exploring other titles by this author

  • Children of Blood and Bone

  • By: Tomi Adeyemi
  • Narrated by: Bahni Turpin
  • Length: 17 hrs and 44 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 7,893
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 7,369
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 7,350

Zélie Adebola remembers when the soil of Orïsha hummed with magic. Burners ignited flames, Tiders beckoned waves, and Zélie's Reaper mother summoned forth souls. But everything changed the night magic disappeared. Under the orders of a ruthless king, maji were killed, leaving Zélie without a mother and her people without hope. Now Zélie has one chance to bring back magic and strike against the monarchy. With the help of a rogue princess, Zélie must outwit and outrun the crown prince, who is hell-bent on eradicating magic for good.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Beautifully Written

  • By Samantha on 03-09-18

Just Wow!!!

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

Reviewed: 03-17-18

I found this book on a random day scrolling through Amazon trying to find something new to read. The cover is was a showstopper first and foremost. Then I was intrigued by the blurb of the story. The story is fast paced and sucks you in from the first few paragraphs. I read and listen to a lot of stories and I could not put this down. There are four main characters. Three of which predominately tell the story from their point of view. I love the strength of these characters especially Zélie and Amari. Even though they are sometimes too scared to move they find the strength. I loved Tzain. He seems like the older brother we all deserve to have. Even if he gets frustrated with his little sister. Inan at times I found as a tragic character. He is so brainwashed by his father and just when you want to root for him he goes and makes you yell at the page you are reading. I yelled at Inan a lot!!! Overall this story is one of friendship, love, violence and tragedy. The characters are friends and family you could have in real life. I am so glad I stumbled across this one. You won’t be disappointed.

  • Everlife

  • An Everlife Novel
  • By: Gena Showalter
  • Narrated by: Emma Galvin, Zachary Webber, Barrie Kreinik, and others
  • Length: 13 hrs and 43 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 157
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 150
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 153

At 17 years old, Tenley "Ten" Lockwood had to make the ultimate choice - where to live after she died. Loyalty to her selected realm has not wavered...until now. She is out of time. Sacrifices must be made, and a terrible price must be paid. But is she too late? As the Everlife descends into darkness, a single truth becomes clear: Troika and Myriad must unite - or perish. In order to bring sworn enemies together, Ten must enter forbidden territory...and destroy the powerful Prince of Ravens. But there's only one way inside - bonding with Killian Flynn, a deadly rival who sets her blood aflame

  • 1 out of 5 stars
  • Super annoying...

  • By Melissa on 05-05-18

Great way to end the series

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

Reviewed: 03-04-18

I bought the audible version of this book. It took a while to get going. The first 45 minutes I was wondering if the last book would even be worth finishing. When it picked up it didn’t disappoint. I am glad I kept going. I loved seeing how Ten and Killian’s relationship develops through out the story. There are some really surprising plot twists. I finished this book in two days. I loved the themes of this story about love and light being stronger than darkness. I also loved the constant theme about the choices we make. This series is wrapped up nicely and did not disappoint.

  • On the Edge

  • The Edge, Book 1
  • By: Ilona Andrews
  • Narrated by: Renée Raudman
  • Length: 12 hrs and 8 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,665
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,180
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,191

Rose Drayton lives on the Edge, between the world of the Broken (where people drive cars, shop at Wal-Mart, and magic is a fairy tale) and the Weird (where blueblood aristocrats rule, changelings roam, and the strength of your magic can change your destiny). Only Edgers like Rose can easily travel from one world to the next, but they never truly belong in either.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Refreshing

  • By Stephanie on 12-12-12

Wow!!!

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

Reviewed: 02-06-18

I feel like an idiot for waiting to start this series!! I found this author when their Hidden Legacy series was recommended to me. Since then I have devoured everything they wrote. But I figured since this was one of their first novels it couldn’t possibly be as good as the others. I was so wrong. Ilona Andrews knocked it out of the park with this story. It is so unique and unlike anything else you will read. Do yourself a favor and read all of their books!

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Magic Stars

  • Grey Wolf, Book 1
  • By: Ilona Andrews
  • Narrated by: Jeffrey Kafer
  • Length: 2 hrs and 1 min
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,212
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 1,125
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,118

Scarred, solitary Derek Gaunt has separated from his Pack and is truly a lone wolf. With no family, he answers to no one but is fiercely loyal to a chosen few. So when several of those close to him are murdered, he'll stop at nothing to hunt their killer through the magic-drenched streets of Atlanta.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Bad Narration Distracted from Story

  • By Moi_Natasha on 03-16-16

Read all the short stories!!!

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

Reviewed: 02-04-18

I would recommend reading all of the short stories in the Kate Daniels series. I read the main books first and went back to read the shorts and there is a lot of information and character development that you miss out on because Kate is the main focus. This story really moves Derrick and Julie forward and offers some great insights into where they are now and what they are struggling with. It was a great read.