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  • Nice Girls Don't Live Forever

  • Half-Moon Hollow, Book 3
  • By: Molly Harper
  • Narrated by: Amanda Ronconi
  • Length: 8 hrs and 58 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5,518
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,579
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,579

Nothing sucks the romance out of world travel like a boyfriend who may or may not have broken up with you in a hotel room in Brussels. Jane Jameson's sexy sire Gabriel has always been unpredictable, but the seductive, anonymous notes that await him at each stop of their international vacation, coupled with his evasive behavior over the past few months, finally push Jane onto the next flight home to Half Moon Hollow -- alone, upset, and unsure whether Gabriel just ended their relationship without actually telling her.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Harper & Ronconi make great audiobooks together!

  • By RabidReads on 04-13-14

Awesome story!! Can't wait for more!

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

Reviewed: 08-06-18

My Thoughts - 5 out of 5 Unicorns - I loved it!!!
***I choose what I read and review based on what intrigues me!! I bought this audiobook because I liked the narrator and Molly Harper’s humor in her books. I got the first 5 books so far.

This is the 3rd book in the series, and it is for adults only due to content and humor. I highly recommend reading or listening to this series in order because it makes it more awesome when you know the characters and world better.

The narrator is still Amanda, YAY!! I really like her style and how she brings the story to life with all the sarcasm and snark. Of course, she wouldn’t be able to do this without Molly Harper writing a fabulous story. I love how she always manages to surprise me with the story. Her writing style makes it easy to love the series filled with action, family drama, intrigue, and humor. I really want to collect the whole series.

In this story, Jane and Gabriel go overseas on vacation, but something is going on because Gabriel is acting weird and getting weird letters. He is not talking about what is going, and Jane isn’t pushing for answers. Of course, this leads to doubt which leads to more trouble. Jane goes back home to help with her improved bookstore. Things are still crazy because Zeb’s wife is pregnant, family craziness is still there, and of course the letters. It amazes me how much trouble Jane can get into without even trying. This story has just as much action as the others, and I can’t wait to see what happens next to Jane.

I highly recommend to any vamp fans who love snarky vampires who tend to have chaos follow them around! This series is so much fun!

  • Nice Girls Don't Date Dead Men

  • Half-Moon Hollow, Book 2
  • By: Molly Harper
  • Narrated by: Amanda Ronconi
  • Length: 10 hrs and 13 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 6,056
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5,045
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5,030

Once a devoted children's librarian, Jane Jameson now works at a rundown occult bookstore. Once a regular gal, she's now a vampire. And instead of a bride, she's an eternal bridesmaid -- which leads her to question where exactly her relationship with her irresistibly sexy sire, Gabriel, is headed. Mercurial, enigmatic, apparently commitment-phobic vampires are nothing if not hard to read.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Great series!

  • By Amy on 08-28-10

Humor Galore and what doesn't go wrong!!!

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

Reviewed: 08-04-18

My Thoughts - 5 out of 5 Unicorns - I loved it!!!
***I choose what I read and review based on what intrigues me!! I bought this audiobook because I liked the narrator and Molly Harper’s humor in her books. I got the first 5 books so far.

This is the 2nd book in the series, and it is packed with just as much humor and sarcasm as the first. It is definitely a book for adults. Amanda is still the narrator which I love because I like when it is an awesome narrator for it not to change.

Jane is still the star of the book, and she still has interesting family issues. In this book, the focus is her being a bridesmaid for her best friend Zeb’s wedding. I loved this story and couldn’t stop listening. Molly Harper has written a fabulous story where you never know what will happen next other than humor and Jane’s life is probably going to be in danger, and she is having to put out all sorts of wedding fires as the maid of honor. There was tons of action and excitement throughout the book.

I highly recommend to any paranormal fan because it is packed with awesomeness! I really love this series so far!

  • Nice Girls Don't Have Fangs

  • Half-Moon Hollow, Book 1
  • By: Molly Harper
  • Narrated by: Amanda Ronconi
  • Length: 8 hrs and 48 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 9,146
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 7,638
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 7,649

Maybe it was the Shenanigans gift certificate that put her over the edge. When children's librarian and self-professed nice girl Jane Jameson is fired by her beastly boss and handed $25 in potato skins instead of a severance check, she goes on a bender that's sure to become Half Moon Hollow legend. On her way home, she's mistaken for a deer, shot, and left for dead.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Refreshing take on the Paranormal Genre

  • By Captain Skurvy on 02-21-10

Very entertaining and packed with humor!!

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

Reviewed: 07-25-18

My Thoughts - 5 out of 5 Unicorns - I loved it!!!
***I choose what I read and review based on what intrigues me!! I bought this audiobook because I liked the narrator and Molly Harper’s humor in her books. I got the first 5 books so far.

This is the 1st book in the series, and it is for adults only due to the steamy content. I really love audiobooks for when you want a book, but don’t want to read.

I love the humor and sarcasm that Molly Harper puts into her stories. The narrator Amanda does a fantastic job bringing out that humor, and she does a great job with different voices for each character.
This book starts with a bang that is hilarious because Jane is mistaken for a deer a shot. Then Gabriel, who was following her to make sure she made it home safely, offers to turn her so that she may live as a vampire. This book is filled with humor that made me laugh. I connected with Jane because she is like me, if it wasn’t for bad luck she’d have no luck. Her adventure in becoming a vampire was fraught with drama with her family, seeing ghosts, figuring out her relationship with her sire, and someone trying to frame her for murder. This book was very entertaining, and I binge listened to it because I just couldn’t stop. I love Gabriel and Zeb and the dog! Molly Harper weaves humor and sarcasm into an awesome story. I can’t wait to read/listen to more of this series!

I highly recommend to any vamp fans who love misadventures packed with humor, sarcasm, and romance whether you are reading or listening!

  • How to Flirt with a Naked Werewolf

  • By: Molly Harper
  • Narrated by: Amanda Ronconi
  • Length: 9 hrs and 12 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 6,599
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5,468
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5,469

Even in Grundy, Alaska, its unusual to find a naked guy with a bear trap clamped to his ankle on your porch. But when said guy turns into a wolf, recent southern transplant Mo Wenstein has no difficulty identifying the problem.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Good start to a new series.

  • By Ezinwanyi on 11-12-13

Adventures in the cold with lots of humor!!

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

Reviewed: 07-10-18

My Thoughts - 5 out of 5 Unicorns - I loved it!!!
***I choose what I read and review based on what intrigues me!! I bought this audiobook because I liked the narrator and Molly Harper’s humor in her books. I got this whole series in audiobook.

This is the 1st book in the series, and it is for adults only due to the steamy content. I really love audiobooks for when you want a book, but don’t want to read.

I love the humor and sarcasm that Molly Harper puts into her stories. The narrator Amanda does a fantastic job bringing out that humor, and she does a great job with different voices for each character. Mo runs away to Alaska to get away from her family which is humorous. I find that she is amazingly brave because I don’t know that I could leave everything I know to head to Alaska. She keeps ending up in interesting situations along the way. Cooper is interesting and conflicted. He was hard to get a read on, but there was something endearing about him though he doesn’t have the confidence in himself he should. The story was awesome, and I couldn’t stop listening. I hope they are both show up in the next book.

I highly recommend this book in any form to shifter fans who love humor and sarcasm mixed with adventure. Audiobooks are like TV, but you make your own picture in your head like when you read but less eye straining.

  • Midnight Moonrising

  • By: K. S. Haigwood, Anne Conley
  • Narrated by: Pyper Down
  • Length: 13 hrs and 39 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 130
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 123
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 124

Mena wants the master vampire of Montgomery, Alabama, but the wolf inside her wants the human homicide detective working the case of the man she murdered.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Wow

  • By Amazon CustomerBeliever on 01-27-17

Can't wait for more!!!

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

Reviewed: 08-03-16

My Thoughts - 4 out of 5 Unicorns - I really liked it!!!
***I own the ebook and the audiobook

The cover is a work of dreamy art :)

This is the 2nd book in the series. It is for adults only due to the content. I definitely recommend reading this series in order because you will not know the back story if you don’t.

I listened to the audiobook while mowing the lawn. The only time I can truly multitask. I really love listening to audiobooks while I mow. Mena and her wolf are definitely at odds with each and what each one wants. There is a lot going on, and she has been swept into the whirlwind that is now her life. Phoenix is definitely an Alpha male. I really like the pack members who have been sticking close to Mena. Bad things are happening, and I have no idea what will happen next.

I do own the next ebook in the series, and plan on reading it after I do some catching up. I recommend this book to all the paranormal fans who love lots of action, drama, and conflict because this book has it all :)

  • Bloodmagic

  • Blood Destiny, Book 2
  • By: Helen Harper
  • Narrated by: Saskia Maarleveld
  • Length: 8 hrs and 43 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,307
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,196
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,200

After escaping the claws of Corrigan, the Lord Alpha of the Brethren, Mack is trying to lead a quiet lonely life in Inverness in rural Scotland, away from anyone who might happen to be a shapeshifter. However, when she lands a job at an old bookstore owned by a mysterious elderly woman who not only has a familiar passion for herbal lore but also seems to know more than she should, Mack ends up caught in a maelstrom between the Ministry of Mages, the Fae and the Brethren.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • It had so much potential.

  • By Jonathan on 09-05-14

Want to listen to the whole series!!

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

Reviewed: 08-03-16

My Thoughts - 4 out of 5 Unicorns - I really liked it!!!
***I own the audiobook

The cover is beautiful and magical! Love it!!

I listened to this ebook while mowing quite a while ago, but life interfered for a while before I could get my review written. This is the 2nd book in the series. This is a series for adults.

Initially, I was confused about what was going on. I think this is because I have not read book 1 yet. I do own the book though. I plan on reading book 1 and maybe listening to book 2 again afterward because you never know what I might have missed in my confusion. I was thoroughly entertained by the story and narrator whose accent I love.

The book had plenty of mystery and intrigue. The book was entertaining, and I definitely want to read the whole series to see what happens with Mack.

I recommend this book to paranormal fans because it has a bit of everything and is definitely a wonderful story.

  • Accepting the Moon: Prequel

  • Moonrising, Book 1
  • By: K. S. Haigwood
  • Narrated by: Pyper Down
  • Length: 1 hr and 39 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 91
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 90
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 90

There is a new Alpha Wolf in town, and she is about to change everything. Mena had all she wanted in life: a nice house, money, a successful husband who treated her like a queen. That was, until she found out her marriage was all a lie, and things she never thought could exist, did. Vampires are real. Werewolves are real. And Mena is not human anymore.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Paranormal

  • By MeDi on 11-13-14

Great start and intro to a series!!!

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

Reviewed: 07-17-16

My Thoughts - 4 out of 5 Unicorns - I really liked it!!!
***I own the ebook and the audiobook

The cover is beautiful with the moon dominating the background.

I have owned this book quite a while. I picked up the audiobook recently, and I listened while I mowed.

This was a great start to a series and started with a bang. It is novella length, so it was short. With the violence, I say this is an adult book. It gave you a recent history on Mena and how she becomes not human. There is plenty of action in this short story. The narrator is great too!

Mena is trying to move on, but there are lots of problems. Jackson is a bit of a mystery, and you really aren’t sure what to make of him or Phoenix in this story.

I recommend this story to any paranormal fans, but be warned, you will want to jump straight into next book which is definitely longer….I know I did!

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  • Taming the Wild Highlander

  • The Highlanders, Volume 4
  • By: Terry Spear
  • Narrated by: Borah Coburn
  • Length: 6 hrs and 43 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 57
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 53
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 52

Edana Chattan senses concerns where people she knows could be in danger. When her brothers warn her they're in trouble, she can't convince her father to listen to her, so with an escort, she tries to locate them. Separated from her escort during a storm, she is discovered by Angus MacNeill, who is tasked to return her home. Only Edana has other notions - and convinces him and his companions to allow her to use her abilities to locate her brothers who are manacled in a dungeon somewhere.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Scottish Romance that holds your attention!

  • By Rhonda K on 01-25-14

Love the accent and the story!!!

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

Reviewed: 08-04-15

My Thoughts - 5 out of 5 Unicorns - I loved it!!!
***Received a code from the author to listen to and review the audio version of the book

The cover is beautiful, but Terry’s covers are always awesome :) I’ll take one Highlander please :)

I got this quite a while ago, but I hadn’t had a chance to listen to it until I was stuck on a mower for 6 plus hours doing two overgrown fields on my property. I am not one for historical romances, and I usually avoid them. I should definitely know better when it comes to Terry Spear because she always makes it exciting, fun, and sexy. This is the 4th book in this series, but the only one in this series that I have read (well listened to but same thing)! This is for adults only due to the steamy content.

Edana is a loyal and feisty woman which I love because I want to love my main characters :) Angus is the typical alpha male trying to be in control, but he folds like a table with Edana, and I love it!! There is tons of action, twists and turns, and treachery to keep you entranced whether you are reading or listening.

The narrator was fantastic, and I especially loved that she spoke with the Scottish accent!!

I highly recommend Terry Spear as an amazing author no matter what genre she writes because I haven’t found anything she’s written that I didn’t totally enjoy. I especially recommend trying this book even if you usually run away from historical books like I usually do. Now I’m sad because I have run out of Terry audiobooks, I really need to put audiobooks in my budget!!

  • I'm Dreaming of an Undead Christmas

  • By: Molly Harper
  • Narrated by: Amanda Ronconi
  • Length: 4 hrs and 13 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 4,934
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,472
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 4,472

It's Christmas in Half-Moon Hollow and newly turned vampire Iris Scanlon-Calix wants to make Gigi's first visit home from college as normal and special as possible. It's taken months for Iris to work up the nerve to spend time around her baby sister after her vampire transition, so she enlists help from Jane Jameson and Company to keep her blood-thirst under control and assure Gigi's safety. Gigi, on the other hand, has problems of her own, including the demise of her relationship with high school sweetheart, Ben, and a looming job interview with Ophelia Lambert, the scariest potential employer in the Hollow.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Clever Christmas Cheer!

  • By AudioAddict on 12-07-13

Humor Galore!! Loved it!!!

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

Reviewed: 07-19-15

My Thoughts - 5 out of 5 Unicorns - I loved it!!!

I picked up this audiobook as a freebie. This is a short story or novella length. I listened to it while cutting the grass. Both the narrator and the author did an awesome job. I have always been curious about this series, but I hadn’t explored yet. This was a great way to check out the author and the narrator. I will definitely be checking out more of both of their works.

This is Gigi’s reunion with her sister for the first time after her sister becomes a vampire. I really like Gigi and all of the characters I was introduced to. I love the author’s style and humor that was mixed in with a great story. I tried to see if the local used bookstore had some of the books, but unfortunately they didn’t. So I will have to check out the prices and see what I can get where :)

I highly recommend reading or listening to this story to all the vampire lovers out there who love their vamps to have personality with lots of fun and humor mixed in :)

  • Bite Me

  • Pride, Book 9
  • By: Shelly Laurenston
  • Narrated by: Charlotte Kane
  • Length: 11 hrs and 42 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 980
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 899
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 902

Livy Kowalski has no time for idiots. When you shapeshift into a honey badger, getting through life's irritants is a finely honed skill. Until she gets stuck housing her nutso cousin and dealing with her dad's untimely and unexplained demise. That's where Vic Barinov comes in-or his house does. Vic can't step outside without coming back to find Livy devouring his honey stash and getting the TV remote sticky. It gets his animal instincts all riled up. But he'll have to woo her at high speed: All hell is breaking loose, and Livy is leading the charge…

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Honey Badger & Bear/Tiger who gets the honey?

  • By Teresa on 06-26-14

Humor that makes you LOL!!

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

Reviewed: 07-08-15

My Thoughts - 5 out of 5 Unicorns - I loved it!!!

The cover is beautiful with the white tiger though I wish it would have looked more like a hybrid :)

This is the 9th book in the Pride series. I have read most of the books in this series though before I started reviewing the books I read.

I really love this series! It always has family drama, fighting, love, conflict, and the good guys win (well kind of good….lol) which is the way I like it. This is Livy and Victor’s story. Livy is a strong but scary woman….err honey badger. Victor is a hybrid, and he is interesting. I am not one for giving plot details away which makes my reviews hard to write especially when I love the book. Whether reading the book or listening to the audiobook, you cannot go wrong when it is written by Shelly Laurenston. She weaves fantastic stories that are complex, and her humor always has me laughing to the point of tears. I love her style and characters. I also love that even though each story is unique and features a new couple; she always brings those characters you already love back so you don’t have to miss them :)

I am a huge fan of all of her shifter books. Time is my only limiting factor :) I really love audiobooks because I can listen in the car while I drive :) At the start, I wasn't sure I would like the narrator, but I quickly grew to love her and all her voices. Great job and very entertaining :)

I highly recommend this story and series to any shifter lover because you will fall in love with her characters and humor.