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  • Puatera Online Box Set - Books 1 through 3 - Desert Runner, Desert Born, and Desert Storm

  • By: Dawn Chapman
  • Narrated by: Andrea Parsneau
  • Length: 9 hrs and 48 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 34
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 34
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 34

Contains all three books of The Desert Sequence: Desert Runner, Desert Born, and Desert Storm. Follow NPC Maddie on her journey of self-discovery, which takes her through the deadly desert plains to the inner programming that makes her who she is.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Definitely a... different litrpg

  • By Raul on 05-23-18

Puatera Box Set Box 1-3

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

Reviewed: 09-11-18

“I was voluntarily provided this free review copy audiobook by the author, narrator, or publisher.”

As a new reader/listener to this genre, I loved the storyline. Virtual Reality seems fascinating to me and I would think that if you are already a fan of the genre, you would love these books.
I actually started this series with book 6 as a free copy and the author was gracious enough to provide me with the beginning! I can't thank her enough! I decided to wait with reviewing #6 until I've read the others.
I know someone who will love these books & I will be passing this author's name along.
Now on to book 4!

  • A Picture of Guilt

  • An Ellie Foreman Mystery
  • By: Libby Fischer Hellmann
  • Narrated by: Nan McNamara
  • Length: 9 hrs and 50 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 15
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 14
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 14

The big news story in Chicago is the murder trial of Johnny Santoro, a dock worker whose girlfriend has been killed. Most Chicagoans are betting on a quick guilty verdict, but Ellie Foreman has doubts about his complicity - Santoro is strangely familiar to her. Checking back to the outtakes of a video project in progress while the murder took place, Ellie finds evidence that could save Santoro from a lifetime behind bars.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Ellie Foreman Does It Again!

  • By Love2Read on 02-23-17

Picture of Guilt

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

Reviewed: 08-17-18

“I was voluntarily provided this free review copy audiobook by the author, narrator, or publisher.”

I understand this is the second book in a series. I have not read/listened to the first book but I found the book fairly easy to follow so I'm not sure if you need to read them in order or not, although I'm sure it would give a little more of a back story to the main characters.

I found the "mystery" easy to follow, a little predictable and unrealistic at times, but hey books are supposed to take you away from real life so sometimes unrealistic is a good thing.

I found the narration to be really good, although the accent was a little off for someone in Chicago.

I would like to read/listen to the first one to see if there was anything I missed, but I would continue to read/listen to the next one.

Thank you for the opportunity to listen to your book...it was enjoyable.

  • Blood Creek Witch

  • By: Jay Barnson
  • Narrated by: Janel Valentine
  • Length: 9 hrs and 39 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

Grieving and lost after the death of her parents, Jenny Morgan is sent to West Virginia to live with an aunt she's never met. It's there that Jenny is confronted with an unbelievable family heritage of witchcraft and magic - something she immediately dismisses as old-fashioned superstitions. However, once her new home is threatened by deadly horrors straight out of myth and folklore, her aunt's stories become impossible to ignore.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Fantasy Folklore!

  • By Beau on 09-14-18

Blood Creek Witch

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

Reviewed: 08-15-18

“I was voluntarily provided this free review copy audiobook by the author, narrator, or publisher.”

I absolutely loved this book and can not wait until the next installment!
Although the characters are all in their teens, this book is for adults & teens alike!
A witch (Jenny), a giant slayer (Jack), a shifter (Jessabelle) and a medium (Sean).
The story starts with Jenny who is devastated over the loss of her parents who have died in a car accident. Jenny is just about to graduate when her Aunt Hattie comes to help her make arrangements and to take Jenny back home with her to Blood Creek (Maple Bend). Jenny is then thrown into a mythical world that brings her to meet her new friends Jack, Jessabelle & Sean.
This story is about 4 teens that are coming of age and learning how their powers work.
The 4 teens are in a race against a powerful witch (Evelyn) to find the gate and to figure out how to make their way through said gate. Once they figure out how to get through the gate Jenny meets her grandmother who protects the gate on the other side. Where the battles continue.
I found the characters to be well thought out and intriguing as well as entertaining. Once I started listening to this book I didn't want to put it down!
Although there is no cliffhanger to speak of in this book, it definitely sets the story up for the next book.
I can't wait to continue on with the next book!
A must read!!

  • The Dove

  • The Villain Dulogy, Book 2
  • By: Victoria Vale
  • Narrated by: Darcy Stark
  • Length: 9 hrs and 47 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 38
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 37
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 37

Lord Adam Callahan has spent the past five years destroying the Fairchild family as recompense for the ruination of his sister. Yet, it never seemed like enough...until the family's only daughter appeared on his doorstep searching for answers His plan had been simple - coerce Lady Daphne Fairchild into an illicit affair and ruin her. After 30 days and nights in his bed, Adam sends Daphne back to London a fallen woman. However, he is hard-pressed to forget the beauty of her submission or the brief moments of peace and balance she brought his tortured existence. 

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • He wants his little Dove

  • By JK on 07-08-18

The Dove

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

Reviewed: 08-13-18

“I was voluntarily provided this free review copy audiobook by the author, narrator, or publisher.”

Again I am not usually into Historical/Regency novels but...WOW!
You really need to read the first book for this one to make much sense but believe me you won't disappointed by reading either book.
The book draws you in right away with the continuation of Adam & Daphne's volatile yet very...erotic relationship. This is not your typical love story, it starts out as revenge pure & simple and Adam figuring that it will be the ultimate revenge to send Daphne back home a fallen woman, but after their deal is up & he sends her home he realizes that he can't stop thinking about her, will he choose love over revenge? Of course he will!
I love that Daphne is a strong, independent woman, but even the most level headed female can & will fall for the bad boy.
I did a wtf moment when it came to Adam but...all turns out the way it should.

I would highly recommend!

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Debt Collector: Hard to Kill

  • A Jack Winchester Thriller, Book 4
  • By: Jon Mills
  • Narrated by: Adam Gold
  • Length: 5 hrs and 29 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 18
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 18
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 18

Jack Winchester is a drifter - a ghost to those who pursue him and a danger to those who confront him. Once a notorious hitman for a New Jersey crime family, Jack is now a fugitive trying to right his wrongs. Wanted by the FBI and hunted by one of the Sicilian Mafia's top assassins, he travels to New Orleans to reconnect with an old flame. But things aren't what they seem. Not only must he cross paths with a ruthless drug lord just as Hurricane Danielle makes landfall, but he's about to discover that he may be the only one that can save his ex and daughter.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • What would u expect from someone named Winchester?

  • By shelley on 07-19-18

Book 4

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

Reviewed: 08-07-18

“I was voluntarily provided this free review copy audiobook by the author, narrator, or publisher.”

PLEASE DO NOT JUDGE THIS BOOK BY MY REVIEW. I promised to leave a review for a free copy of this book.

Let me start by saying this...be sure you start with book 1. I only have book 4 and by this time (if you had read the other books) I'm sure you would have a good handle on all the characters and would be able to connect with them.

The story is good but...lets just say I really need to read the previous books (although I would like to read further to know more too). Once I get the chance to read/listen to the previous books...I promise to re-write this review.

  • The Sheikh's Christmas Present

  • The Shadid Sheikhs Series, Volume 2
  • By: Leslie North
  • Narrated by: Joseph Tobey
  • Length: 3 hrs and 22 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 13
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 13
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 13

The Christmas season is a time for giving, and pilot Maria Walken has a planeload of gifts she’s gathering for Syrian refugees. Her charity has gotten a bad rap, and this time she’s determined to get her cargo delivered in time for the holiday. When a businessman shows up in need of a lift, she can’t stand his display of wealth...or the way he takes her breath away. But when he offers a large donation to her charity, Maria can't refuse. Maria always promised herself she’d never fall for a rich man, but she’s beginning to wonder if Jarik is everything she’s ever wanted for Christmas.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Who needs mistletoe ...

  • By Isha Coleman on 08-24-18

The Sheikh's Chrstmas Present

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

Reviewed: 08-07-18

“I was voluntarily provided this free review copy audiobook by the author, narrator, or publisher.”

I don't know what I'm doing listening to all of these Christmas novels in the middle of a heat wave but...it was good. I have not read the first book, although this is easily a stand alone, I think it would've been beneficial to read/listen to book 1.

Maria is a sassy woman who runs a charity that provides food, medicine and toys to Syria.
Jarik is a man with an ego that needs to get to Syria - anonymously to testify against a former friend.

Although Maria is not impressed by his money & neither one of them is looking for any type of relationship (which means they will definitely be striking one up) she does have a plane that can get Jarik to Syria on time.
They strike up a deal that will help them both out but as all romance stories go, they end up with more than they bargained for and the fireworks fly!

Although I enjoyed the book & still wish I had read/listened to book 1 - this book could rub some woman the wrong way & wonder why Jarik wasn't charged with sexual harassment so if this type of scenario bothers your senses then you may want to find something different to read.

  • A Witch's Holiday Wedding

  • The Lobster Cove Series
  • By: Tena Stetler
  • Narrated by: Kalena Schubert
  • Length: 7 hrs and 37 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

Elemental witch Pepper McKay and former Navy SEAL Lathen Quartz have built Lobster Cove Wildlife Rescue and Rehabilitation Center on enchanted McKay land. During a romantic interlude on Halloween night, Pepper happily agrees to become Lathen’s wife. When the couple takes a much-needed break for Thanksgiving with family in Colorado, a Maine snowstorm fills the center with injured wildlife. Lathen finds himself drawn into a covert military mission while trying to deal with issues with friends and family. Pepper wants to cancel the wedding. Is she having second thoughts?

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Very Sweet!

  • By G C on 07-08-18

Christmas Wedding

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

Reviewed: 08-07-18

“I was voluntarily provided this free review copy audiobook by the author, narrator, or publisher.”

I'm having a hard time with this one. This is book 2 in the series and I have not read book 1 so I'm not sure if that is something that is making this review harder than I thought or not.
Let's start with I love Christmas Stories, they usually capture me right away, this one however did not, although I can't be sure if its because it summer and I'm really not into the snowy novels yet or if I just couldn't connect with the characters.
The animal centre is a noble cause but like Lathan working with the government - I felt that everything was just a bit to skimmed over. Lathan is working for the government & then he just isn't. I think things could've been expanded just a little more.
The ghosts...I haven't decided if they are annoying, nosey, comical or all of the above! Crazy characters tho!

If you are going to judge this book on my review...please keep in mind that I have not read the first book and its about snowy weather & we are in the middle of a heat wave.

  • Length: Not Yet Known
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 1
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 1
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 1

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Frostbite

  • By Amazon Customer on 08-01-18

Frostbite

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

Reviewed: 08-01-18

I was voluntarily provided this free copy audiobook by the author, narrator or publisher. Will be looking into the series.

  • Dalton

  • Cowboys and Debutantes: Contemporary, Book 2
  • By: Vivi Holt, Cowboys and Debutantes (Contemporary)
  • Narrated by: Dawson McBride
  • Length: 3 hrs and 57 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 17
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 17
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 17

Everything in Hazel's perfect life is going according to plan. Every moment is accounted for. But she's in for a surprise. When her best friend and roommate takes ill, Jenny begs Hazel to fill in for her on a trip to South Georgia. But life on a horse ranch in her Jimmy Choos isn't exactly what Hazel had in mind for her summer break.  

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Great Read

  • By Ashley Hedden on 09-13-18

Dalton

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

Reviewed: 08-01-18

“I was voluntarily provided this free review copy audiobook by the author, narrator, or publisher.”

Dalton is a bronco rider, after an accident that finds his leg fractured in 2 places, Dalton is wondering what to do next when he is handed his grandfather Joe's horse ranch. 1 condition - he must work it for a year and make it succeed or loose it.
Hazel is a third chair in the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra who has just ended the season & is getting ready to go home to visit her overbearing parents when her roommate & best friend Jenn has a medical emergency and asks her to fill in on a job she is suppose to go on. Hazel is no vet but agrees to go.
There is a budding attraction but as Dalton's suspicions are confirmed, he does reveal to Hazel what he has learned. Hazel doesn't confirm or deny her vet status but her inappropriate dress and lack of knowledge confirms it all.
Dalton is running out of time & money to get the ranch up and going and Hazel is offered a dream job of first chair (or is it her dream job)
This is a wonderful story about how life doesn't always go as planned but with friends & family, sometimes the unplanned is the much better prospect.

  • Double Double Love and Trouble

  • By: Sylvia Shults
  • Narrated by: Heather Costa
  • Length: 4 hrs and 53 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 20
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 20
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 20

Meet Selena Goode. She's an herbalist, she runs a small museum in Salem, and she's a practicing solitary Wiccan. She likes her life, quiet as it is. Then Brian Gottschalk comes barreling into it with the force of an Atlantic storm. He works for a ghost-hunting TV show, and he's in Salem to find a story. He's witty, charming...and a total jerk. Selena has no problem with ghosts. She does, however, have a problem with big-city Brian. It will take all his charm, plus the silent advice of a caring ghost, to make Selena realize that maybe, being big-city isn't so bad after all. 

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Highly enjoyed

  • By PattyH on 07-14-18

DDLT

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

Reviewed: 07-30-18

Great Book.
Selena practices Wicca
Brian is from the City with big city attitude that helps produce a show about ghosts. (Ghost Hunter)
Brian comes to Salem looking to do a true story on a woman that died during the Salem Witch trials.
Does Brian get more than he bargained for? Can the Ghosts help?
I loved the characters, the ghosts (how each received their own reward whether is was good or bad), the quick overview/lesson about the Salem witch trials...all in all a very good read!
“I was voluntarily provided this free review copy audiobook by the author, narrator, or publisher.”