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  • An Everlasting Christmas

  • The Happily Everlasting Series, Book 7
  • By: Mandy M. Roth
  • Narrated by: B.J. Harrison
  • Length: 2 hrs and 30 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 17
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 14
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 14

Jolene Bails may come off as a tough-as-nails, no-nonsense kind of woman, but underneath it all, she has a softer side. Now that she has a Secret Santa who seems to know her well, she finds herself opening to the idea of wanting more from life. But first, she has to figure out who is leaving her mysterious gifts and why it is Wil, her old flame, is acting so strange. 

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • It's never too late.

  • By cheri on 12-18-18

It's never too late.

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

Reviewed: 12-18-18

I loved this story. The storyline was touching and fun. The Narrator did a great job with all of the characters we know and love and even new ones.

I loved this story. It includes a visit with some of my favorite Everlasting characters. I'm always touched by love for the little older set. In this case, the couple is quite a bit older than the humans of the town, they just don't look it.

Jolene runs the towing mechanic shop in town. She's a good mechanic. No kids, her nephew has made an unending visit to another town too far away for regular visits. Loneliness is getting to her until gifts start showing up from a secret Santa. He or she may be a secret but they know her pretty well to give those particular gifts.

Will has always been in love with Jolene. Even when they were married to different people. Their youthful love had been squashed by both families. When he sees the gifts she getting he thinks he knows who it might be and he isn't letting her go this time. He just has to get her on board.

The on-going secrets, antics, and jealousy are funny even sweet. Watching Jolene show a side that few people see gives you that "awe" feeling. This is the kind of story we all can use in this crazy world of ours. You'll read the last line and sit back with a smile. Don't miss this new winner in the series.

  • Strategic Vulnerability: New & Lengthened 2016 Anniversary Edition

  • Immortal Ops, Book 4
  • By: Mandy M. Roth
  • Narrated by: D. C. Cole
  • Length: 3 hrs and 56 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 1
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 1
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 1

Held prisoner in a remote testing facility in the middle of the Brazilian rain forest, subjected to torture and abuse, shape-shifter and alpha male Wilson Rousseau has long since given up hope of being rescued. Days blend together until he can’t help but long for death. But he is saved from his isolated hell by a female’s distress call and feels an instant connection to her.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Not my idea of an educational trip.

  • By cheri on 12-16-18

Not my idea of an educational trip.

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

Reviewed: 12-16-18

Kimberly and a crew from college were on a trek through the jungle to study some foliage. After a time she felt funny about the professor with good reason. An insect bite turned out to be a dart, she learned on waking up in a cell.

The man imprisoned with her, Wilson, yes, the missing Ops guy from book three, was someone who she instinctively trusted. There is so much more. She had good reason to be concerned about the professor. Now, how could they escape? If they did, where would they go? They both knew there was more between them than the need to escape.

This is another great adventure from the world of Immortal Ops and the imagination of Mandy Roth. A great escape for the reader with all the adventure, evil bad guys, steam, camaraderie a read any fan could want.
I read the original version a couple of years ago. What a great way re-read with even more of everything.

  • Wolf Rising

  • SWAT, Book 8
  • By: Paige Tyler
  • Narrated by: Abby Craden
  • Length: 10 hrs and 28 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 25
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 21
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 21

SWAT Officer Jayden Brooks doesn't believe there's a soul mate out there for him - "The One". But when he saves high school teacher Selena Rosa from a hostage situation, he knows he's in big trouble. Her scent is irresistible. Selena finds the big cop irresistible, too. In fact, the buttoned-up teacher gets a little carried away - during a steamy make-out session, she bites him. Turns out, the traumatizing events at the school triggered her werewolf gene. Fangs and claws are appearing, and her aggression is out of control. The change is happening, and Selena doesn't understand.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Is it time for Brooks' The One? Can he handle her

  • By cheri on 12-09-18

Is it time for Brooks' The One? Can he handle her

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

Reviewed: 12-09-18

Brooks has wondered about the One. Does every wolf really have one? He's about the meet his and is she a handful. Not so much at first, but this woman has some real surprises in store. She's a werewolf too. A gang hostage situation in her classroom triggers her wolf genes. When Jayden rescues her, he knows there is something about her. She feels the same about him.

They have some steamy, rough days ahead of them. Learning control is not going to be easy. With the hunters after them and some problems in the department along with a bad gang drug situation life just got a whole lot hairier.

  • Don’t Stop Bewitching

  • A Happily Everlasting World Novel (Bewitchingly Ever After, Book 1)
  • By: Mandy M. Roth
  • Narrated by: B.J. Harrison
  • Length: 4 hrs and 44 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 10
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 9
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 9

Cat-shifter Curt Warrick doesn't want to take a road trip with five other guys, but when his best friend leaves him no choice, he finds himself in a van headed to Louisiana. There is a bright side: The trip will give him a chance to expand his enterprise. Missi (Mississippi) Peugeot hates rich men who think they can throw money around to get what they want. When a flashy, yet fetching, stranger shows up in a van announcing he's looking to buy property and begin developing the town, she speaks out of anger and accidentally puts a curse on Curt. 

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A road trip you won't forget.

  • By cheri on 11-30-18

A road trip you won't forget.

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

Reviewed: 11-30-18

A fun listening adventure. The narrator understood all the characters and portrayed them well. The humor kept the listener entertained. It was fun to see the guys dealing without their wives for a time.

Everlasting seems almost normal compared to Hedgewitch Cove. Curt was not excited for a road trip with five other guys but their wives wanted a break. He liked the guys alright, just didn't look forward to being trapped with them for hours in a hippy-van. Who knew what little spells or curses they be dealing with. Little did he know he was the target this time.

Missie didn't like rich guys. She didn't want to sell her land. She sure didn't want to sell it to a rich guy no matter how gorgeous. Her temper usually meant trouble for someone. The prediction about how it would end this time just couldn't be true. Could it?

Curt didn't plan on finding a mate like the rest of these guys. Wouldn't mind getting to know Missie though. Watching the guys deal with the strange goings on, the added curses and threats while pushing Curt and Missie together is a blast. There are the baked down curses, the ghost with...gotta read to find out and all the other oddities. Just the place for them. Will they live long enough to free Curt from his spells and curses?

Another fun encounter with the supernaturals, hunters, and witches.

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  • The Forbidden

  • Kelderan Runic Warriors Series, Book 4
  • By: Jessie Donovan
  • Narrated by: Emma Wilder, Jeremy York
  • Length: 8 hrs and 15 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 11
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 11
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 11

Princess Kalahn tro el Vallen has wanted a purpose beyond smiling and marrying some strategic connection her entire life. So when her brother proposes a way for her to help protect their family, she jumps at the chance and agrees to training. What she didn’t expect was for her trainer to be the male she kissed years ago and hasn’t been able to forget since. Ryven Xanna is not only one of the best warrior trainers in the Kelderan Army, but also best friend to a prince. 

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Loved it

  • By brenda l. moreno on 10-19-18

The Forbidden

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

Reviewed: 10-13-18

Both Narrators do a great job with the characters. The characters are distinct and sound interesting. They each handle both male and female voices well.

Kalahan, Princess and bored with her duties gets a chance to be more than a political bargaining chip. She can help her brother, help meld two diverse cultures. All she has to do is pretend the man training and guarding her isn't one she can't forget.

Ryvan would do anything for his best friend and Prince. A bonus is helping his mother along the way. He just has to figure out how to pretend his friend's sister isn't the woman he can't forget. Can they work together and ignore their feelings? Or is it possible that on this new planet the stringent rules aren't so stringent?


The author says her characters write her books. These guys must really enjoy a complicated, dangerous, erotic life. They've trusted the right person to tell their story. Will one sacrifice themselves to protect and fulfill their mission? Will they take a forbidden rule and change it?

One thing for sure, the listener will wonder how it will all work out right up to the end.

  • Signed, Sealed, Fatal, I'm Yours

  • Secret Seal Isle Mysteries, Book 6
  • By: Lucy Quinn
  • Narrated by: Traci Odom
  • Length: 5 hrs and 3 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 9
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 9
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 9

After making her choice between Dylan and Hunter, Cookie James’ love life is finally in order. And now she’s ready to enjoy a little girl time. A bonfire on the beach seems like the perfect outing, until her mother Rain heads off for an outhouse break and finds a dead body instead. When Cookie calls Hunter for help, she finds herself in the middle of another murder investigation and the two men in her life. 

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Life would be boring if everything went right !

  • By Happybunnytsu on 11-18-18

Finally, she's made her decision.

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

Reviewed: 10-01-18

I listened to the audio version today and enjoyed a lot. The narrator was good, as always. She uses just enough accent to remind us we are in Main. She does a great Rain who is a favorite character. Enjoy the ebook or audio, better yet do both at the same time.
As we ended last time Cookie had made her decision, she chose local hot handyman, Dylan over her hunky former FBI partner, Hunter. We also get to see more of her funny quirky mom, Rein, and we find out some interesting things about Dylan. Got your attention?
It wouldn't be Seal Isle if something didn't happen. On a girl's night Cookie, Rein, and BFF Scarlett find a body. A well-liked older local man. So begins the investigation. Since Hunter is out of town, Rein volunteers to partner her, no matter how much Cookie tries to discourage her. Some fun there.
I loved that we get to see her relationship with Dylan progress and the secrets about him.
As always, the author infuses humor with the real detective work.
I thoroughly recommend this to fans and new readers alike. You don't have to have read the series to enjoy each individual book.

  • Total Eclipse of the Hunt

  • A Cozy Paranormal Mystery (The Happily Everlasting Series, Book 5)
  • By: Mandy M. Roth
  • Narrated by: B.J. Harrison
  • Length: 5 hrs
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 67
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 61
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 61

As a centaur, Deputy Jake Majoy (Deputy March) is immortal and has seen and done a lot in his 500 years; enough to know Everlasting feels like home. It’s been perfect for him to fade away and blend in; you see, the town is anything but normal - and the locals protect their own. So when a newcomer ends up in their midst at the same time things go missing around town, it’s his duty to step in to restore law and order. But the pull he feels to the woman is anything but part of the job.  

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Another good installment

  • By Dawn on 10-01-18

Back to Everlasting

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

Reviewed: 08-26-18

Kelsie didn't have a family, no real friends, just a job and her little-rented home. When she lost her job, got evicted and received a necklace and a bus ticket, she figured why not. It was different from the big city but she came to like it and the people there. Especially one certain deputy. She really liked Will, an older man who brought her to her new place—although new was far from reality. The stories he told her were fantastic. People who were really more, like vampires, werewolves and so much more.
She's in for quite a surprise to find out about the real Everlasting and the people in it.
Jake has finally realized who Kelsie is to him when they realize she is in danger. Is she going to accept the truth about them all so they can help protect her? And what about Jake's feelings for her? How can she accept what he is?
Another fun ride in Everlasting with all the characters we've grown to know and love and some bad guys who needed to be taken care of. Just hope the good guys win out.
The story is fun, the narration good, and overall I loved every minute.

  • Only a Millionaire

  • A Sinclair Novella
  • By: J. S. Scott
  • Narrated by: Elizabeth Powers
  • Length: 4 hrs and 2 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 404
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 355
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 353

It has been a year since Brooke escaped to the lovely coastal community of Amesport, Maine, where no one knows her real name or what she’s been through. Now she’s finally heading back home to California. That means saying goodbye to Liam Sullivan, her millionaire blond god of a boss who’s fulfilled every one of Brooke’s fantasies. If only in her dreams... Liam has his fantasies, too - and he’s not letting Brooke go. When he confesses his feelings, it opens the door to an incendiary romance that’s been a long time coming.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • IT’S SHORT.. BUT IT’S OH SO SWEET ‘N SEXY TOO

  • By 🔹🔹🔹CAROLYN 🔹🔹🔹 on 04-27-18

Will She adjust to the changes or run again?

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

Reviewed: 08-20-18

Brooke came to the East Coast to escape the memories from the other side of the country. She left her family to have some time to recover. She didn't intend to meet a man who would make her tremble in a good way every time she saw him.

Liam tried to resist Brooke. She had a boyfriend. Not good enough for her. Who would let a woman like that be so far away and visit only once in so many months? Still, he didn't poach. When he finds out he's made a mistake, will he give in to what they both want?

There are so many life changes for Brooke to adjust to and people to meet. Will the changes be good ones including Liam, or will she be unable to cope and run again?

A novella of love and family.

  • Death Is in the Air

  • Secret Seal Isle Mysteries, Book 5
  • By: Lucy Quinn
  • Narrated by: Traci Odom
  • Length: 5 hrs and 9 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 12
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 12
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 12

It’s a cold, crisp day at Secret Seal Isle’s outdoor skating rink, and Cookie is enjoying the time with her best friend, Scarlett, even if they are trying to sort out Cookie’s relationship woes. But when an unlikely object lands in a mug of hot mulled wine, clear evidence of foul play steers Cookie toward another investigation. When FBI Agent Hunter O’Neil comes to Cookie’s aid, he discovers more than one body part is upsetting the sleepy coastal town.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Oh wow I loved it

  • By Pam louis on 08-28-18

The best one yet.

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

Reviewed: 08-12-18

I am so darn happy about the ending of this one! But, I can't tell you why. You just have to listen. 
Lucy Quinn did an excellent job of creating a triangle. One that would have to eliminate one or both men interested in her. If Cookie can't choose, will she have to give up both Hunter, her former FBI partner who is always ready to back her when the bad guys need a real badge, not just the skills from a former agent? How about Dylan, the island handyman with a talent for much and a casual competence for whatever is needed?
While Cookie is deciding there's a small thing like a body part landing in someone's spiked wine, a dead body, and a major theft ring. Oh, there is more going on. Cookie's mom has a whole ... better listen to find out about it. Besides I'd never want to spoil this one.
A great story. Fast-paced, humor, danger, old and new characters, and a mystery as well as romance. In other words, it has it all.  The narrator once again is a pleasure to listen to. She creates unique voices for each character and has a pleasant tone.
The best one yet! Don't miss it.

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  • Heart of the Witch

  • Witches of Keating Hollow, Book 2
  • By: Deanna Chase
  • Narrated by: Gabra Zackman
  • Length: 5 hrs and 55 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 32
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 30
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 30

There are only three things that were ever important to Noel Townsend - love, family, and magic. Two out of three aren’t bad. She’s blessed with a large close-knit family and her magic has never been stronger. But love? That ended three years ago when her husband walked out on her and her daughter, and never looked back. These days Noel only has room in her pieced-together heart for her six-year-old daughter. But when Drew Baker shows up on the doorstep of her inn with news of her husband, fate has other plans.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Amazing story

  • By Pam louis on 09-03-18

Heart of the Witch

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

Reviewed: 08-10-18

This is a great series. A family of witches, a town where witches are normal residences. Sisters who love, have baggage, as well as powers. You'll find humor, sadness, intrigue, family and friend loyalty, and romance. The narrator does a great with her characters both male and female. Too often there is something lacking in the voices of the opposite sex of the narrator. Not in this one. They are all unique and clearly male or female.

Sisters have all returned home to be with their father who is fighting cancer. A family tragedy and desertion by their mother, all play a part in their efforts to regain their family unity. Meanwhile, love is in the air. For Noel, the desertion by her husband three years ago make it difficult for her to give in to her feelings for Drew. Divorce doesn't change the pain and her daughter's difficult adjustment.

Will a possible murder be another obstacle to keep Drew, Deputy Sherriff, and Noel apart? Is there a threat to the two females he cares about? What about the police department? Is there an internal problem?

Warning: unless you are willing to listen or read the next story—don't listen to the final chapter. I did and I can't wait. One more sister. Another unique problem. An even bigger problem—with Mr. Super Hot in the offing.