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  • Daywalker - The Beginning

  • A Dark Fantasy Short Story
  • By: Tessa Dawn
  • Narrated by: Emily Beresford
  • Length: 1 hr and 16 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 82
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 77
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 77

Lacy Logan thought she had a normal life. She was healthy, happy, and about to start her own paranormal investigations business...until she met the man in black. In a matter of days, she was fighting for her life, questioning her sanity, and hoping to uncover a secret from her past that would allow her to slay a demon.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • LOVE LOVE LOVE IT!!

  • By bookworm2121 on 02-13-16

Lovin' Lacey

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

Reviewed: 02-23-16

Where does Daywalker - The Beginning rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

I put it up there with the other Tessa Dawn works as ranking high.

What did you like best about this story?

I enjoyed Lacey's determination and fearless desire to seek out the nightwalker. Even though it was serious, I enjoyed the humor in times of crisis also.

What does Emily Beresford bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

Emily brings a sense of strength and courage to the story that is nice to hear rather than just reading.

If you were to make a film of this book, what would the tag line be?

Young, strong and daywalking on.

Any additional comments?

Great short story that is fun, yet frightening. Lacey is a strong, intelligent female character that owns her power.

10 of 10 people found this review helpful

  • Blood Vengeance

  • Blood Curse Series, Book 7
  • By: Tessa Dawn
  • Narrated by: Eric G. Dove
  • Length: 10 hrs and 36 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 431
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 401
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 401

Ramsey Olaru is a bona fide bad-ass: a lethal vampire, a seasoned warrior, and a ruthless mercenary in the king's Sentinel Guard. He's accustomed to taking what he wants, ramrodding his way through obstacles, and silencing anything - or anyone - who gets in his way. So when his Gemini Blood Moon reveals Tiffany Matthews as his long-awaited destiny, he sets out to fulfill the demands of the Curse, claiming her as his own, swiftly and definitively.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Break out the Kleenex

  • By cchamp on 01-21-16

Tessa Wins Us Over Again

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

Reviewed: 01-26-16

Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

Absolutely, I would recommend this audiobook to a friend. The Blood Curse Series in general is a great listening experience. Each character's story is unique and interesting and provokes such emotion. Ramsey's story is terrific!

What other book might you compare Blood Vengeance to and why?

There is no comparison to Blood Vengeance. Tessa's writing is unique. She makes us laugh, cry, scream, jump for joy and cheer for her characters in a way that is unlike other authors.

Have you listened to any of Eric G. Dove’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

Yes, and Eric Dove continues to bring depth of passion to his performances. He makes the characters come to life and gives the listener a good sense of who they are.

Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

Yes, of course. Tessa always illicits strong feelings in her books. Blood Vengeance was no different. There were strong reactions to what happens along the way.

Any additional comments?

Keep 'em coming Tessa! If you haven't heard any of her stories yet, you are missing out!

14 of 14 people found this review helpful

  • Blood Father

  • Blood Curse, Book 6
  • By: Tessa Dawn
  • Narrated by: Eric G. Dove
  • Length: 12 hrs and 54 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 448
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 424
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 426

Kagen Silivasi is a powerful, ancient vampire with a unique gift for healing - he is also a son, a brother, and a loner who has survived unspeakable tragedy and loss. Beneath his handsome, well-mannered exterior lies an alter ego consumed by rage and an overwhelming impulse to "kill them all"....

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • SIMPLY EPIC!!!

  • By bookworm2121 on 12-10-15

Other World Awesomeness!

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

Reviewed: 12-17-15

What did you love best about Blood Father?

I loved learning more about Kagen and understanding his pain and torment. I also enjoyed seeing he and is brothers all working together as a team to save their father.

Who was your favorite character and why?

I enjoyed Arielle and her tenderness along with her survival instinct. She was well-balanced and such a great fit for Kagen,

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

I liked Eric's performance of Kagen and how well he expressed the range of emotions that the character had throughout the story. Eric makes you really feel the depth of Kagen's struggle.

Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

My reactions were all over the place! There were moments of sadness, celebration, fear and as always with Tessa's books, laughter at her quick wit.

Any additional comments?

What a great story to hear on audiobook. There was so much going on and such highs and lows. This was a wonderful listening experience!

14 of 14 people found this review helpful

  • Dragons Realm

  • Dragons Realm Saga, Book 1
  • By: Tessa Dawn
  • Narrated by: Mikael Naramore
  • Length: 11 hrs and 38 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 645
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 604
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 604

Mina Louvet is a fighter, a human with a powerful will to survive in a world dominated by warlocks, soul-eaters, and shifters. Identified by the king's witch as one of the rare, invaluable females in Dragons Realm who can give birth to a dragon's son, she was stolen from her parents as a child and taken to the Keep to be reared in the ways of the Ahavi. As one of the few, the elect - the Sklavos Ahavi - Mina is expected to feed her master's fire, reanimate his blood, and above all else, give him strong dragon offspring: children who will one day rise to power.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Another Amazingly Original Tale!

  • By Dennis Crosby on 11-14-15

Tessa Dawn Dragon's Reign!!

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

Reviewed: 12-16-15

Where does Dragons Realm rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

Dragon's Realm ranks high among the audiobooks I've listened to. It has a diverse cast of characters and it was fun to hear the interpretations performed by Mikael Naramore.

What was one of the most memorable moments of Dragons Realm?

I enjoyed the surprise with Mathias and his true paternity. Icame unexpected and was an exciting moment in the story.

Which scene was your favorite?

I didn't have a favorite scene, but loved the interactions between Mina and Dante. What a great pairing! Her strength and determination were admirable and his love and protection of her despite his role were wonderful.

Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

No, I was not able to, but it drew me back as soon as possible when I had to stop.

Any additional comments?

Great story by Tessa and good to see a different world and meet new characters even though I adore the Blood Curse series and family of players.

10 of 10 people found this review helpful

  • Blood Redemption

  • Blood Curse Series, Book 5
  • By: Tessa Dawn
  • Narrated by: Eric G. Dove
  • Length: 12 hrs and 2 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 492
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 461
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 463

Saber Alexiares is no ordinary vampire. He is like a cruel, fire-breathing dragon. Reared in the bowels of the colony by Dark Ones, he has no conscience, no compassion, and no saving grace. Captured by the enemy, he is sentenced to execution by sunlight only to discover that his body will not burn - he isn't who he thought he was. He was stolen at birth. He was reared by the wrong house. And the sunlight isn't going to kill him because he does have a soul.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • One of the best books I have ever read!!!

  • By PATCHES on 11-25-15

Conflict, complexities,confusion & conundrums!

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

Reviewed: 11-29-15

Where does Blood Redemption rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

Blood Redemption rates very high in the series. Tessa continues to give the listener more and more to take in and consider with each character she brings forth.

What was one of the most memorable moments of Blood Redemption?

I think the most memorable moments for me were those between Saber & Vanya. The pairing of light vs. dark and though opposites, there is still hope, and love.

Which scene was your favorite?

The scene with Saber about to be burned up by the sun and the depth of his fear, pain and psychosis in that moment.

Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

Yes, the previous scene elicited extreme reaction. Tessa and Eric's portrayal made one feel as if they were Saber going through that horror themself.

Any additional comments?

Great writing! Wonderful conflict between light & dark, good and evil, love and hate, humanity, and identity.

15 of 15 people found this review helpful

  • Blood Shadows

  • Blood Curse Series, Book 4
  • By: Tessa Dawn
  • Narrated by: Eric G. Dove
  • Length: 12 hrs and 29 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 487
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 458
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 458

Nachari Silivasi is a bright light in a dark world. As the youngest vampire in a family of warriors, he has studied magic for 400 years and acquired a rare mastery of the universe around him. He is beloved by his family, legendary for his good looks, and known for his uncommon valor. Unfortunately, he has just made the ultimate sacrifice - he has traded his immortal life for the life of the Vampyr King.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • My heart almost shattered

  • By Amy on 10-21-15

Intense & Deep Story of Sacrifice and Survival

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

Reviewed: 11-29-15

Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

Most definitely! It is so deep and unique and incredible. Tessa really took the listener to another level, literally, and gives you an amazing story.

What did you like best about this story?

I loved seeing Nachari escape his torture and rise to triumph! The whole situation was so unexpected and so terrifying and so intense. But seeing him fight his way back was awesome!

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

Nachari,of course. He is so amazing a character and Eric performed him quite well.

If you could take any character from Blood Shadows out to dinner, who would it be and why?

Nachari, because he is so strong, smart, creative, and magical all around.

Any additional comments?

Excellent story that keeps you hooked, keeps your emotions on edge, keeps you guessing and gives you the unexpected. Great job Tessa!

11 of 11 people found this review helpful

  • Blood Possession

  • Blood Curse Series, Book 3
  • By: Tessa Dawn
  • Narrated by: Eric G. Dove
  • Length: 12 hrs and 21 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 520
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 487
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 485

Napolean Mondragon is more than an immortal vampire. He's the sovereign lord of the house of Jadon, the very heartbeat of the race, and a fearsome leader who rules with wisdom, integrity, and strength. Even as Napolean carries the blood of every vampire in his veins, he also carries a dark secret of shame in his heart...a secret that will soon be used against him by his enemies.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Another Awesome Win!!!!

  • By Jackie Clark on 09-26-15

Napoleon's Intense Story of Overcoming

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

Reviewed: 11-29-15

If you could sum up Blood Possession in three words, what would they be?

Vulnerability
Strength
Overcoming

What about Eric G. Dove’s performance did you like?

I liked how Eric performed Napoleon in demonstrating in sound both his power and his weakness.

If you were to make a film of this book, what would the tag line be?

Tale of a Mighty King

Any additional comments?

Great story once again. I loved finding out more about Napoleon's history and vulnerability. So glad to see him find his true destiny in Brooke as well.

11 of 12 people found this review helpful

  • Blood Awakening

  • Blood Curse Series book 2
  • By: Tessa Dawn
  • Narrated by: Eric G. Dove
  • Length: 12 hrs and 9 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 691
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 647
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 650

A dangerous game of life, blood, and survival.... Marquis Silivasi is a loner, an ancient vampire known to be merciless, harsh, and unforgiving. He has lived to see his dark twin sacrificed, his parents hunted, and the one soul he was sworn to protect destroyed by his enemy. When a mysterious female with a secret past shows up in Dark Moon Vale, her presence sets off a strange set of events: It is as if she has awakened the sleeping soul of the valley... and the curse of Marquis's birth.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • OMG!!!!!Better than Ever!!!!

  • By Jackie Clark on 08-29-15

Excellent storytelling and whirlwind ride!

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

Reviewed: 09-02-15

If you could sum up Blood Awakening in three words, what would they be?

Exciting, suspenseful, deep.

What other book might you compare Blood Awakening to and why?

I dont think any other book compares to Blood Awakening. Tessa has written a very unique story that has contemporary elements and characters that I can relate to more than other books.

Have you listened to any of Eric G. Dove’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

Yes, I listened to Blood Destiny read by Eric Dove. This one is just as good and even better due to the character of Marquis, who is a big presence.

Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

I definitely had extreme reactions to this book. Such surprises and areas where things happen that are unexpected, make you gasp, make you sigh with relief as well as smile with joy.

Any additional comments?

Another fantastic story written by Tessa Dawn! Highly recommended!

17 of 18 people found this review helpful

  • Blood Destiny: Blood Curse Series book 1

  • By: Tessa Dawn
  • Narrated by: Eric Dove
  • Length: 12 hrs and 5 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 1,359
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 1,270
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 1,269

He is a lethal vampire bound by an ancient curse. She is an agent of homeland security investigating a dangerous cult. Theirs is a Blood Destiny about to unfold.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • WOW, Absolutely Awesome, LOVED LISTENING !!!

  • By Robert on 11-23-15

Thrilling book - Fantastic listening experience!

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

Reviewed: 06-03-15

Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

Yes, I would recommend this audiobook to a friend. It was a story that keeps you hooked. I thought it was modern and relevant and enjoyed how current it was. It's refreshing to listen to a vampire novel that is so sophisticated yet hip. I told my friends about how thrilling it is and recommended it with high, high marks.

What did you like best about this story?

What I liked most about the book were the characters. Each character was was different and enjoyable in their own right. They had individual features to their personalities that were interesting and that kept me engaged. And even though it was dark, the light was able to shine through and balance the negative, leading to a happy ending and giving the listener a sigh of relief and feeling good.

What does Eric Dove bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

Eric Dove delivered very well throughout the book. His voice was smooth, his intonations appropriate and I enjoyed his accents. Listening to him tell the story was nice. He has a good style.

Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

Yes! Tessa gives you drama, mystery, love, laughter, fear, suspense, and happiness all rolled into one amazing book. Listening to this story you remain engaged and wondering what will happen next. I definitely laughed, gasped, and had both happy and sad tears. This story has everything!

Any additional comments?

Great job Tessa Dawn! What an amazing storyteller!

19 of 22 people found this review helpful