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  • Severed

  • The Alien Mate Index, Book 4
  • By: Evangeline Anderson
  • Narrated by: Mackenzie Cartwright, William Martin
  • Length: 12 hrs and 48 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 394
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 356
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 357

Rylee Hale attracts two clients that are way more than she can handle. Nobody asked Rylee what she thought about being abducted from her life on Earth and caught in the middle of a conflict between two huge, muscular alien males. It's okay though - she's a smart girl - she can handle herself. But once she gets a taste of being bonded to two sexy men who want to please her in every way, will she be able to stand by and watch them be...severed?

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Amazing

  • By Shimesther on 08-17-17

I enjoyed listening to the female narrator.

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

Reviewed: 11-18-18

I still am not thrilled with the male voice but it was okay. The female voice was better in my opinion.
Drace and Lucian are Denarins who feel that they were incorrectly bonded. They were told to find a "Pure One " to solve their bond. So they travel to earth to find one. They see Rylee through the viewer.
Rylee is a paralegal who helps people to divorce amicably. She is having a bad day only to come home and find her ex boyfriend sitting on her couch. Then they are both transported onto a spaceship.
When the two aliens explain what they want from her she touches them in an attempt to separate them, but it doesn't work.
She ends up going on a long adventure with them to their home planet. There is quite a bit of things that happen to all of them. Most of them have adverse side effects for the trio. Rylee finds out that she has a strange power that could add an unexpected complication to things.
Join in this exciting journey if you like hot and dirty scenes that involve two males and a female. The book ends in a HEA and I am excited to read more!

  • The Witch's Halloween Hero

  • A Nocturne Falls Short
  • By: Kristen Painter
  • Narrated by: B. J. Harrison
  • Length: 1 hr and 19 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 806
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 755
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 756

Welcome to Nocturne Falls, the town that celebrates Halloween 365 days a year. The tourists think it's all a show: the vampires, the werewolves, the witches, the occasional gargoyle flying through the sky. But the supernaturals populating the town know better. When a spell goes wrong on the night of Samhain for witch Corette Williams, her only hope is the man she loves, Bartholomew Stanhill. But time is running out.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Talk about tugging at the heart strings

  • By Claire on 02-26-17

A spell goes wrong

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

Reviewed: 11-18-18

The narrator brings these endearing characters to life.
Corrette and Stanhill have known and dated each other for several years. Something happened on the day of Samhain that threw off the plans that Stanhill had for the two of them. Corrette couldn't remember who he was.
Read this story to find out what happens to the witch and the rook. This is a short look into a couple of the side characters that make up Nocturne Falls.

  • Lover's Absolution

  • Circle of Blood, Book Four
  • By: R. A. Steffan, Jaelynn Woolf
  • Narrated by: Gwendolyn Druyor
  • Length: 7 hrs and 39 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 33
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 31
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 30

Xander hates werewolves. In all fairness, they’re not too keen on him either. Normally, avoidance would be the obvious solution. At least, it would be if the werewolves in question weren’t holding a newly-turned six-year-old vampire child as a prisoner. Alone in London, it’s up to Xander to rescue the boy before he can fall into the hands of Bael’s sadistic servant, Bastian Kovac. That mission that becomes exponentially more difficult when Xander discovers the identity of the mysterious female werewolf acting as the boy’s guardian.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • The narrator is enthralling

  • By JodyL on 11-12-18

The narrator is enthralling

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

Reviewed: 11-12-18

Zander is cornered by group of werewolves who claim that they have a six year old boy that has been changed into a vampire. He follows them and finds that it is true. He discovers that it is a trap for him because that all have the reincarnation of his dead wife.
Manisha is a Buddhist who was in charge of protecting the reincarnation of the Dalai Lama. Their caravan got overtaken by a group of evil men who killed all but her and the boy who was changed.
Bastian Kovacs/Bael have plans to kill the vampires and their mates as well as other supernaturals and make them his puppets.
Snag sacrifices himself to Bael in order to save the boy. But both are taken.
I love this series. It draws you in and keeps you on the edge of your seat. There is so much action in these books that you don't want to put it down for even a second. Can't wait to find out what happens to Snag.

  • The Professor Woos the Witch

  • Nocturne Falls, Book 4
  • By: Kristen Painter
  • Narrated by: B.J. Harrison
  • Length: 8 hrs and 34 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,579
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,464
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,456

Pandora Williams is Nocturne Falls' most successful real estate agent. And least successful witch. Her magic never has the intended outcome, but she's learned to live with that. Mostly. Yes, it sucks, but what can she do? Then a hot new neighbor shows up and suddenly her magic works. Very cool, but very suspect. Especially since he's a total non-believer.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Can't Decide Which Book is My Favorite?

  • By Cheri on 04-05-16

Humorous narration at times

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

Reviewed: 11-12-18

This book adds great things to this series. There is humor, love, suspense and family closeness in this book.
Cole and his daughter Kaylee move to Nocturne Falls when he inherits a house from his great uncle. tThe house is a mansion but in bad shape. He takes a years sabbatical from his teaching job to fix up the house and resell it. Kaylee just turned thirteen and her mother wrote her a letter that states that she would soon be getting her powers. Kaylee keeps trying to tell her father that she is a witch but he doesn't believe in anything that doesn't have solid proof. So she gets mad and runs away. Right into her neighbors she'd.
Pandora is a witch who is also a real estate agent. One night she discovers a girl in her shed. When her father comes and gets her she is angry that he doesn't believe in witches.
These two must work together to help Kaylee. Especially when her estranged mother makes an appearance. They also work together on finding out a secret about Cole that his family kept from him. The ghost of the previous resident of the house also makes an appearance several times and lends help when needed.

  • The Vampire's Fake Fiancée

  • Nocturne Falls, Book 5
  • By: Kristen Painter
  • Narrated by: B.J. Harrison
  • Length: 8 hrs and 8 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,495
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,374
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,372

Sebastian Ellingham isn't known for being a happy vampire. And when his long estranged wife returns expecting to pick up where they left off, things take a sharp turn toward cranky. Sure he's been protecting her for centuries, but her assumption that he's still available (he is) rankles. His answer is to hire a woman to play his fiancée. The lucky victim is Tessa Blythe, sister of one of the town's deputies, librarian in need of a job and, oh yes, reluctant Valkyrie.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Perfect Match ~ Sebastian and Tessa!

  • By Cheri on 05-16-16

The narration is great. I love the voices!

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

Reviewed: 11-12-18

The narration is great. I love the voices!
Tessa's sister talks her into moving to Nocturne Falls to be closer to her. She is a librarian. Her sister sets her up with a job interview to be in charge of the library at the private school for paranormals that is run by the Ellinghams. She is a Valkyrie who has issues in her past that she tries to hide from.
Sebastian's vampire wife that left him over four centuries before is now back in town. Sebastian has provided for her all of these years and thinks that he still loves her. But when she tells him that she has come back to stay, she does it in a condescendingly way. So makes up a fiance.
When Sebastian and Tessa meet she agrees to pretend they are married. Things take several turns that they aren't expecting, including his previous wife deciding that she wants to move in with them temporarily.
There are some funny parts in this book. But it seems more serious than the others. I enjoyed reading this book just like I have all of the others in this series.

  • The Gargoyle Gets His Girl

  • Nocturne Falls, Volume 3
  • By: Kristen Painter
  • Narrated by: B.J. Harrison
  • Length: 8 hrs and 27 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,726
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,603
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,600

Willa Iscove, fae jeweler, has her first stalker. Really, he's just one of her lovesick customers. The ring she crafted to help him find new love has backfired, making Willa the object of his affections. In a bid to rid herself of her amorous client, Willa makes a wish in the Nocturne Falls fountain using the piece of opal in her pocket and in doing so, unknowingly conscripts as her guardian the sexy gargoyle on duty.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • This is a Must Read Series!

  • By Cheri on 02-29-16

Love this series

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

Reviewed: 11-05-18

Willa made a ring for a troll and now he is stalking her. Nick has decided to be a night guard on the park at Nocturne Falls. One night he changes into his gargoyle shape and hears Willa make a wish for protection. That wish sparks a bond between these two people.
Nick tries to protect her from her stalker, but there are other players from her past that interfere.
This series is cute and funny parts as well as moments of intense conflicts. I am thoroughly enjoying listening to these stories. The narrator is very good.

  • Ristéard’s Unwilling Empress

  • Lords of Kassis, Book 4
  • By: S.E. Smith
  • Narrated by: Samantha Cook
  • Length: 6 hrs and 54 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 486
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 438
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 436

Ristéard Roald is the powerful and deadly ruler of Elpidios, a planet that is slowly dying without the Blood Stones needed to absorb the radiation gradually destroying its stratosphere. He has sworn to do whatever it takes to protect his world and his people, but time is running out. Hope comes from an unexpected source, the Kassis. They have found a way to replicate the Blood Stones needed to save his world, but his first dealings with a traitorous Kassisan has left a deep distrust for the species.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Must Add

  • By yve. on 08-23-16

Great

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

Reviewed: 11-04-18

Ristéard was attracted to Rikki but she wasn't interested. He went home and read more about a prophecy. In the prophecy there was a picture of a woman who looked like Rikki who was to be the one to save Ristéard's planet and his people. So he went to Kassis and captured Rikki.
This book is very exciting! They go on an adventure into the past and the planet. There is also a betrayal that takes place against the pair. This author is amazing! The narrator is awesome too!

  • Assigned a Mate

  • Interstellar Brides, Book 1
  • By: Grace Goodwin
  • Narrated by: BJ Pottsworth, Audrey Conway
  • Length: 4 hrs and 43 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 531
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 486
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 486

When a potential threat against her life forces Eva Daily to seek shelter on another world, she has only one option available to her. She must offer herself to the Interstellar Bride Program. After a deeply humiliating assessment of her suitability, Eva will be assigned a mate and transported to his world to become his bride. Upon arriving on the desert planet Trion, Eva soon learns that things are quite different than she is used to on Earth.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • No Longer Earthbound!

  • By Anonymous User on 04-12-17

okay

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

Reviewed: 10-28-18

The narrators did a very good job.
This books starts right off with a sex scene. There isn't as much excitement as I was hoping.
Eva witnessed a crime and then was mate matched and sent off planet to protect her. When the time comes for her to testify then she is to be transported back to Earth.
Tark is the alien that she is matched with. He is the High Chancellor of Trion. The men of Trion use spanking and toys to punish insolent mates.
The book was more about their personal relationship than including what happened on earth. I like adventure included with my hot books so I hope the next book is more exciting

  • The Werewolf Meets His Match

  • Nocturne Falls, Volume 2
  • By: Kristen Painter
  • Narrated by: B.J. Harrison
  • Length: 8 hrs and 16 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,121
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,961
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,954

Getting arrested wasn't on werewolf Ivy Kincaid's agenda when she arrived in Nocturne Falls, but her life rarely goes according to plan. The upside of spending the night in the local lock-up is finding a hotel room is no longer a worry...but the downside is the man she's come to marry will get his first impression of her behind bars. That's not exactly the way Ivy was hoping to meet her pack's sworn enemy...aka her fiancé.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Awesome Story and Performance!

  • By Cheri on 02-14-16

Great variety of voices

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

Reviewed: 10-28-18

This narrator does a great southern twang as well as many other varied voices!
I have read two books in this series so far and enjoyed them both. The stories are filled with humor, excitement, love and family. There a a complete variety of paranormal in this town that makes the story more interesting.
Hank and Ivy are set up for an arranged marriage by their Alphas as part of a treaty deal. They have never met before but when they do it is with Ivy sitting in Hank's jail cell.
They are supposed to be married in three days, on the full moon. But Ivy has several secrets that she is keeping from Hank. He discovers part of one of the secrets but not everything.
Hank's Aunt Bertie in this story is funny. Other people from the previous book makes appearances in this story but could be read as a stand alone.

  • Descended

  • Alien Mate Index, Book 3
  • By: Evangeline Anderson
  • Narrated by: William Martin
  • Length: 13 hrs and 25 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 481
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 426
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 424

Charlotte Walker is just an intern trying to get through her surgical rotation in one piece when her life takes an abrupt turn for the weird. A seven-foot tall patient with multicolored eyes and golden skin shows up in the ER asking for her. When he tells Charlotte she's supposed to be the Empress of the entire galaxy, she naturally thinks he's high or crazy or both. He's not. Kristoff Verrai is the Captain of the Imperial Guard of the Goddess-Empress of the galaxy, and his only job is to find and protect her new incarnation until she can ascend the throne.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Amazing

  • By sunshine on 06-14-17

Destiny

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

Reviewed: 10-26-18

Narration was okay.
Kristoff is sent to earth by the previous reincarnation of the goddess to protect the current reincarnation. She is unaware of the fact that their is life on other planets and that she is part of the godesses plan.
Kristoff first meets Charlotte when he is hurt outside of the hospital she interns at while trying to stop an assassin. Charlotte thinks that he is crazy when he talks about serving her, protecting her and that says she is part of the Godess from another planet. She also thinks that she herself could be going nuts because she keeps seeing a blue worm in all reflective surfaces and it tries to talk to her.
This book has excitement at the beginning and at the end, but the middle is filled with quite a bit of sexual activity. For some it might've been too much. I understand that it was needed to show that they wanted each other and were fighting it. But I think it took some of the excitement out of the story the way it kept droned on at times.
I still enjoyed the overall concept of Charlotte coming in to herself with her powers and not letting others dictate her life. Even if this was my least favorite book in this series, I will still give the next book a read.