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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 4
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 4
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 4

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
  • The Forbidden

  • By cheri on 10-13-18

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 4
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4

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
  • Finally, she's made her decision.

  • By cheri on 10-01-18

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 46
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 39
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 39

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 358
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 312
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 310

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 7
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 7
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 7

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 24
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 23
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 23

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.

  • Radar Deception (2016 Anniversary Edition)

  • Immortal Ops, Book 3
  • By: Mandy M. Roth
  • Narrated by: Mason Lloyd
  • Length: 5 hrs and 12 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 11
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 11
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 11

Dr. Thaddeus Green survived a werepanther attack long ago, leaving him immortal and a member of the I-Ops team. He’s dedicated his life to genetics and to serving his country. After his mutated DNA led to the death of his loved one, he vowed to never let anyone close to his heart again. Try as he might, Green is unable to stop the mystical pull to the tall, leggy blonde with a sharp tongue and an even worse bite.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Radar Deception

  • By cheri on 07-30-18

Radar Deception

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

Reviewed: 07-30-18

Melanie and Green. An unlikely couple you might say if you've read the other books in the series where you meet them. Yet, they have a connection, one that they don't know about or understand. Everyone thinks Melanie is mourning the loss of Lance. While they only had one night, he died protecting her.

She has a secret that keeps Green from following through with the burning attraction for her. His past of blame for the loss of his wife in childbirth has kept him from being with any woman. However, telling you her secret would be a real spoiler. You need to read to find out. Let's just say that the attraction, need to protect, secrets, and threats from the evilest of villains seem to make it seem impossible for them to have an HEA. Will they live to find out?

The world of Psi-Ops, the characters, the narration, the interaction between them all make this wonder few hours of entertainment. While this can stand alone, be prepared to want to read more, much more.

  • Soul of the Witch

  • Witches of Keating Hollow, Volume 1
  • By: Deanna Chase
  • Narrated by: Gabra Zackman
  • Length: 6 hrs and 12 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 48
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 45
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 44

At age 18, after a spell tragically backfired, Abby Townsend left Keating Hollow and her magic behind to find redemption. Twelve years later, after being summoned by her family, she’s back. As soon as she drives into town, she’s already plotting her inevitable exit, but she can’t quite escape the pull of the tightly knit magical community or the soulful gaze of the one man she’s never forgotten. And when a nine-year old witch not only leads her back to her magic, but also steals her heart, Abby’s about to learn what it means to embrace the soul of a witch.  

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • great listening

  • By Lori L. Flemming on 10-12-18

Soul of the Witch

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

Reviewed: 07-16-18

Abby returns to Keating Hollow, after ten years. Not a happy choice. Her father is undergoing difficult treatment for cancer and she needs to help with the family. She left with a heavy heart. Her return is mixed with joy seeing her family and friends and constant reminders of the reason she left. This is a small town full of witches with different powers,

Seeing her high school sweetheart gives more confusion. He is still hot and pulls to her yet he moved on, didn't he? Besides she has--had--a boyfriend. Where does that leave them? What secret pain does she carry that inhibits her healing powers?

I love the audio. The narration is amazing. Ms. Zackman transitions from character to character giving each a separate personality. The storyline will bring humor, tears, family loyalty and closeness, as well as showing all the different kinds of love. A wonderful world of witches. In the end, I am so glad this is a romance because I know they will end together. Won't they?

  • Any Way You Bury It

  • Secret Seal Isle Mysteries, Book 4
  • By: Lucy Quinn
  • Narrated by: Traci Odom
  • Length: 5 hrs and 5 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 7
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 7
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 7

Cookie James thought she was going to make things right with the island’s hottest handyman when she approached Dylan Creed at his favorite fishing hole. But her attempt at a peace offering doesn’t go so well when it leads to the discovery of a dead body. It requires a phone call to FBI agent Hunter O’Neil. When Hunter arrives, he’s quick to enlist Cookie’s help as he takes the helm of another murder mystery on Secret Seal Isle. And soon enough, sparks fly, making it clear the case isn't the only thing in which Hunter's interested. 

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Great Mystery!

  • By Laura Collins on 08-22-18

Anyway You Bury It

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

Reviewed: 07-15-18

Cookie doesn't like being estranged from Dylan, the best-looking handyman ever. She's determined to fix it. Something, usually a dead someone, always seems to get between them just when things start to heat up. No exception this time. With the lack of experienced policing, she's at it again. She and her ex--partner. Dylan isn't going to be happy to see her working with Hunter again.
Between solving the murder and trying to figure out how she feels about two men, Cookie is busy. That's not counting her BFF and hippy mom's interference. The Who-Done-It hits close this time. Can they find the culprit? If she does will she live through it? She's gonna need to make her mind up about one of those guys so he can keep her warm. Will she?

Another Secret Seal Isle experience. The characters are still being characters. The men are still hot and the little town just lost another resident. Lucky you get to Listen and enjoy. The Narration is perfect for these characters and the storyline one that will keep you listening to the end.

  • The Dragon Family

  • Lochguard Highland Dragons, Book 5
  • By: Jessie Donovan
  • Narrated by: Brian J. Gill
  • Length: 3 hrs and 33 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 35
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 34
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 34

For Finlay Stewart, being a dragon-shifter clan leader is easy compared to managing his family. Finn is trying his best to work and protect his clan on little sleep; having triplets is his toughest challenge to date. But with his mate, Arabella, at his side, he finds a way to manage. However, as things start to spiral out of control.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • What an amazing story

  • By ilianag on 07-20-18

Fan favorite visit to dragons.

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

Reviewed: 07-11-18

I love to revisit characters I've grown to care about in previous stories. This is my all-time favorite. The Mckenzies, Finn & Arabella and the triplets and so many more.

The excitement stems from multi sources, as we can always expect from Ms. Donovan. We've got births, frenzies, surprise visitors, precocious dragon babies, those dragons and their internal input, and of course, a McKenzie dinner.

We get to experience the love of mate and family, the stress of leadership, and the joy or hijinks of siblings and mates. This is one book that is best experienced after reading other Lochguard books as the disclaimer suggests: "This isn't a stand-alone story. Please listen to Healed by the Dragon (Stonefire Dragons fourth book) first. I would highly suggest enjoying the other books in the Lochguard series as well."

The narration is spectacular. The different accents, transistion between accents and characters! Loved them all.

When you finish the audio you'll heave a big happy sigh. It's just one of those stories.