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  • Midnight Echoes

  • Immortal Ops: Crimson Ops Series, Book 1
  • By: Mandy M. Roth
  • Narrated by: D. C. Cole
  • Length: 2 hrs and 7 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 2
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 2
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 2

Vampire and Crimson Operative Bhaltair hasn’t always played for the side of good. He’s walked a fine line throughout his immortally long life and has very few regrets. He’s always had everything he’s ever wanted - that is, until Meena. As a human descendant of the master vampire he serves, Meena isn’t on the menu. That is, until he learns he’s in danger of losing her to another supernatural male.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • This author never disappoints.

  • By cheri on 03-23-19

This author never disappoints.

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

Reviewed: 03-23-19

Ms. Roth's books never disappoint, short, full-length. print or audio. This may be a short one but it is filled with exciting characters, danger, evil bad guys, and plenty of steam.

Meena is human in a world of supernaturals. Her sister, her parents, grandparents, and the trainers including Bhaltair all make her feel inadequate. She knew there had had to be a way to change that. She planned to try. When Bhaltair started acting strangely, for an ancient Vampire, he held her hand, talked to her, and tried to make her feel better. He wouldn't want her. Could he?

Another wonderful story in the PSI world of Immortal Ops. There is danger, more than from her enemies, add over-protective father and grandfather, and another Ops guy with a penchant for antagonizing the leaders with his wise mouth--not really wise, add a donkey to the end of that.

I loved the narration--especially with all the Scottish characters.

  • Act of Passion

  • An Immortal Ops World Novel: Psi-Ops/Immortal Ops, Book 5
  • By: Mandy M. Roth
  • Narrated by: Mason Lloyd
  • Length: 6 hrs and 24 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 6
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 6
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 6

Paranormal Security and Intelligence operative and lion-shifter Malik "Tut" Nasser's past is about to catch up to the ancient Egyptian. When he agreed to help test a drug that could help supernaturals with control issues, he never thought it would have the opposite effect on him. So when he finds himself fighting the urge to lay claim to a human woman, he's far from prepared for what happens next. 

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Tut Gets His Story

  • By cheri on 03-21-19

Tut Gets His Story

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

Reviewed: 03-21-19

How excited am and I and all the other PSI fans. Tut gets his story and it is quite a story. Always in control, Tut was the perfect test subject for the drug that could affect control of the animal inside. It was also the time he met a woman who drew out his lion as well as the man. A night of passion is all it could be. She is human, not mate material.
Five years later he's never forgotten her. Danger and evil attack when they meet again she just wants to run. He wants to see her again. Things have changed. She isn't the sweet young woman he met yet her pull is even stronger. What has changed? When he learns her secret how will they deal?
I couldn't stop listening. Loved the banter pre-mates from the team, the hijinks, the steam, and the world building that has always fascinated me.
If you are already a fan you won't want to miss it. If you are new to the PSI, you will be a fan after you read it. A winner and already on my re-read list.

  • Dreams of the Witch

  • Witches of Keating Hollow, Book 4
  • By: Deanna Chase
  • Narrated by: Gabra Zackman
  • Length: 6 hrs and 2 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 7
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 7
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 7

Welcome to Keating Hollow, the enchanted town full of love, friendship, and family. Faith Townsend’s life is going exactly as planned. The spa she recently opened is thriving and she has a handsome new man in her life. But when she receives a letter from the mother who walked out on her when she was just five years old, Faith’s perfect world is turned upside down.  

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Dreams of the Witch

  • By cheri on 03-18-19

Dreams of the Witch

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

Reviewed: 03-18-19

I love this series. The narrator is wonderful as well as the stories.

Faith is the youngest sister. There have been some rough times but things are going well. She lives in a town with people who are friendly, have special abilities, and work together to make life good. Her dreams of a beautiful spa are all coming true. She's even met a man who makes her feel the way a man should. The way most of her sisters feel about the men in their lives.

Why did it all come crumbling down? Not all. She still has her spa and business is growing. Still, the man she sparked with left with no reason at least that he bothered to tell her. Her father suddenly was dangerously ill and worst of all the mother who deserted her years ago is suddenly back in town wanting to rejoin the family. And..the man is back. He isn't alone.

All the characters, sisters, father, friends, have great personalites adding to the story. The steam is plenty hot. The subplots intriguing. while each story is complete alone, the tease is a real temptation.



  • Chief Bear

  • Rescue Bears, Book 1
  • By: Scarlett Grove
  • Narrated by: Ashley Taylor, Calvin Murray
  • Length: 4 hrs and 4 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 16
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 16
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 16

On Fate Mountain, Levi Blackthorn is alpha of his bear clan and leader of the Rescue Bears, the search-and-rescue crew. He and his fellow ex-Navy SEALs are closer than brothers. In a world where shifters often battle prejudice and even violence from humans, they face whatever comes together. Juliet Hernandez is a soft-hearted, strong-willed graphic designer with a close circle of friends. She doesn’t like risk, but she’s always there when someone needs her.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A BEARY GOOD STORY.

  • By jennine. on 02-12-19

Good Series Beginning

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

Reviewed: 02-21-19

A new series (that has turned into a lot of series) begins with Chief Bear and a guaranteed mating ap one of his rescue crew has invented. Finding mates is not easy for bear shifters. Could this ap really work? The rescue crew sure wants to find out.

Their volunteer job is finding lost or injured hikers on Fate Mountain. Levi, Chief Bear, owner of Fate Mountain Resort also heads the rescue team of ex-SEAL bear shifters now settled in the area.

He's got a group you can tick of the list, hot guys, ex-SEALS, continuing heroes and hot, guys not afraid when they see what they want to show her why she should want them too.

Accidently, reluctantly completing the ap and finding her needing help on the mountain—Juliet becomes what he wants. Now he just has to prove it to her.

She is quiet, has not had successful relationships and now her professional life is making her miserable. When the app is suggested she decides why not give the site a try.

Ms. Grove does a great job of introducing all the players and the guys and maybe some of the gals for future books. A good beginning of more to come.

Overall the narration was good and the story enjoyable. It has to be hard to have big bear shifter voice for a number of characters.

This will be a good bedtime story or anytime at all.

  • Separation Zone

  • Immortal Ops, Book 7
  • By: Mandy M. Roth
  • Narrated by: D. C. Cole
  • Length: 3 hrs and 27 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 19
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 16
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 16

Tiger-shifter Jonathon Reynell has spent a chunk of his immortal life serving his country. As an I-Op, his life revolves around the next mission - the next natural high. A soldier sent into the deadliest of combats, he didn't expect immortality to be an issue - to live on while everyone he knows and loves dies. When the toll begins to show and he finds himself at the bottom of another bottle, he decides to go back to his roots, back to his home to clear his head. Rock bottom is not where he expected to be when he found his mate with a rose in hand and his name on her lush lips.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • great short shifter story

  • By Rebecca Azizov on 01-16-19

Separation Zone

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

Reviewed: 02-02-19

Jon has been a dedicated soldier for too long. His teammates have found their other halves -- not that he begrudges their happiness. Just makes it harder for him. His job as sniper has never been easy despite his expertise.

Attempting to outrun fate, honor his friend and escape his deepening darkness--he finds Tory instead.

Oh, man! He needs advice from his team. This can't be what he thinks it is--can it? Fighting it is even harder than doing his job.

Talk about revisiting the past--man, is he in for more than he ever imagined.

This is touching, funny, sexy and another winner. Every book from Ms Roth becomes my new favorite. I love Jon meeting Tory. Now can he protect her?

The story is exciting and hot,, some humor as are most of the author's writings especiall in the Ops world. However, Joh's story touched me and went straight to my re-read list. I love that the audio came out and now, instead, I relisten and relisten some more

  • Area of Influence

  • Immortal Ops Series, Book 8
  • By: Mandy M. Roth
  • Narrated by: D. C. Cole
  • Length: 5 hrs and 54 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 15
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 14
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 14

Once a proud, fierce, alpha-male shifting operative with the Immortal Ops, Lance Toov finds himself under the thumb of an evil master vampire. Now a plaything, a god-like toy, he struggles with the tasks assigned to him. As his mind begins to break through the master vampire’s influence, a woman comes along who changes all the rules, and ups the stakes in the most interesting of ways. Is she his salvation or will she be his downfall? 

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Area Of Influence

  • By Christy D on 02-18-19

The Fang Gang just happens to be in the area.

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

Reviewed: 01-17-19

Heee'ssss Baaaack. Yes, Lance Aka Thor and many more nicknames is back again. He doesn't remember his history with the Ops. He is now changed, controlled by an evil he can't escape. Or can he? Rescuing a woman who calls to him, he has even more reason to leave.
When he left the ops team so many books ago, it was as a hero. Now we see him again. Will he return to his team? Can he get by his past to a new future?
The Fang Gang just happens to be in the area to take care of some bad guys. Blaise is the smart-mouthed guy who drives everyone crazy. If he wasn't already a vampire one of the guys would be sure to carry one of the many death threats they throw his way. Well deserved threats. I love the banter among these guys.
Emi isn't your normal woman who talks to....better let you read this. Let's just say she'll fit right in with the guys. She's loved by the people of New Orleans. But has reasons not to get too close. Will that danger keep Lance away? Not likely.
As expected in a Mandy Roth Ops book, there are hot guys, banter, and threats, special strong women, and plenty of steam. The only problem with the book were those two nasty words. THE END.

  • Isolated Maneuver

  • An Immortal Ops World Novel (Immortal Outcasts Series, Book 3)
  • By: Mandy M. Roth
  • Narrated by: D. C. Cole
  • Length: 5 hrs and 6 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 26
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 22
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 22

Alpha gorilla shifter and former Immortal Operative Bane Antonov has spent years learning to master his beast side. But his temper is tested when two blasts from the not-so-distant past show up, claiming to want to help him find his mate. His hard-earned control shatters the minute he crosses paths with Galiena - a petite succubus who makes the alpha in him want to shout “mine”. Hunted by a mad man who wants to own her body, her powers, and her soul, Galiena needs his protection. Bane has to learn to set his beast free if he wants to keep his mate safe.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Another favorite from the Ops series.

  • By cheri on 01-08-19

Another favorite from the Ops series.

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

Reviewed: 01-08-19

A super fan of the entire Ops world, I may have a new favorite. I fell hard for Bane. I'm sure Galiena isn't planning to share. I'll have to settle for enjoying the story about their fated meeting, arranged by none other than Wild Bill and Gus, his silent friend.

Galiena's inner succubus had spent many years working in a safe club run by another paranormal, but Jinx took care of her girls. She kept them away from the likes of men such as the one who holds her captive, demanding she gives in to her needs and his desires. What will her refusal cost her besides her death?

Bane is part of the Immortal Ops world, the Outcasts, with the group of test subject that didn't quite come out as planned. He's not officially on the team. He is a weregorilla who is barely in control of his animal side. He's had to be very careful who he befriends and especially women. When Wild Bill and Gus show up in a “borrowed” car and clothes belonging to his friend Weston, they announce they are there to get him “sexed up”. Just what he wants from these two unique guys. He'd like to ignore them except they are important to Weston and his mate. When asked to watch them until Weston can come for them, he reluctantly agrees. For once, he's sort of glad to have them. They keep their promise.

Galiena has escaped but is running from her enemy and to her needs. There are reasons she can't just fulfill her needs as she has always done. When she and Bane meet, fear and need war. He wants her, not admitting why but his beast demands he claim her.

What happens from here has to be read, no spoilers and there is so much packed into the end—danger, romance (we're talkin' a gorilla here) reunions, decisions and so much more. The one character I so want to discuss is one you have to meet and read about his abilities. I loved every word but two—THE END.

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  • Tease

  • Kings of Korruption MC Series, Book 2
  • By: Geri Glenn
  • Narrated by: Joe Arden, Maxine Mitchell
  • Length: 5 hrs and 23 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 241
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 224
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 220

I had it all growing up. Popularity, beauty, great friends, and a perfect family. But then one day, it all changed - now I'm blind. I've never let that stop me, though. Life is an adventure, and I believe in making the best out of every moment. I spend my days with a job I love, online friends, and a sexy new book boyfriend every week. I know in my heart that someday, my own prince charming will come along and appreciate me for exactly who I am - I won't settle for anything less. Meeting Tease seems like the beginning of my fairy tale...until he opens his mouth.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Had to read this one instead

  • By Christine M. Butler on 09-19-18

Tease is anything but.

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

Reviewed: 12-24-18

I did enjoy this book, the second I've read or listened to in the series. I really liked the characters. Tease was sure a crotchety guy who needed his "nut." She needed someone to bring her out of her closed world. Blind but with great spirit they became a wonderful pair fulfilling needs in their lives.

I enjoyed the other brothers in the MC and am anxious to read the rest of the series or listen as the audios are available. There is plenty of emotions tested and tissue will be needed. There is humor and plenty of steam.

I did notice a few things that didn't seem quite correct for the MC however the love story was spot on.

  • Spirit of the Witch

  • Witches of Keating Hollow, Book 3
  • By: Deanna Chase
  • Narrated by: Gabra Zackman
  • Length: 5 hrs and 56 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 22
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 18
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 18

Yvette Townsend’s life was perfect, right up until her husband fell in love with someone else. Newly divorced and still reeling from her broken dreams, Yvette’s sworn off men. Now she’s determined to lose herself in her magic and her beloved bookstore. There’s only one problem - she has an unexpected new business partner who’s driving her crazy both at work and after hours.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • ANOTHER KEATING WITCH FINDS HER MAN

  • By Kindle Customer on 03-05-19

Another winner in this series.

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

Reviewed: 12-21-18

Wedding hookups. Workplace romance. Never a good start, right? You might just change your mind after listening to this one.

Ms. Chase's world of a small town of witches--not your evil kind--these are small town people who support each other, live pretty normal lives with just a little magic to liven things up. I love each of the sisters who are very different but each with a personality you have to love. They tease, support, and love their father and each other.

Yvette's husband (almost ex) has left her for someone else. She is devastated to lose her best friend and husband. In order to keep her beloved bookstore open she has to accept a business partner to buy out her ex. They have handled all the details long distance. The first time she meets him isn't actually their first meeting. They spent the night together after his sister's wedding. Circumstances with name mixups prevented them from realizing the connection.

A rocky start changes when they begin communicating. Can they keep their feelings separate from their business? Drawing a line doesn't always keep you from crossing over. I was thrilled with their relationship changes, sad when trouble seemed to keep them apart, and cheered them on when things began to change.

The family dynamic was a joy as well. Looks like another sister down. Can't wait for number four.

This was just a pleasure from start to finish. The narrator was really good, not over the top but enough to distinguish the different characters. The storyline was wonderful. You'll enjoy this one, not too long, but enough depth to love the characters.

  • 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 51
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 44
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 44

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
  • Loved it

  • By Porchia on 01-22-19

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.