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  • Slumber

  • The Sleeping Court, Book 1
  • By: Dagmar Avery, K. Margaret, Stella Price
  • Narrated by: Joshua Macrae
  • Length: 4 hrs and 44 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 10
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 9
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 9

Once upon a time, a princess was betrayed, and her kingdom was stolen from her. She hid her most precious object in the human world, a princess of the blood, in the hopes that the Sleeping Court would get a chance to take their rightful place as high court in the realm Faerie. Now, a new generation has come of age, and the crown must be passed. The reigning queen’s daughter will claim the throne uncontested unless those who remember and waited to awaken the wayward princess can ally with her.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • *deep breaths*

  • By Meghan P. on 12-10-18

The Sleeping Court Book One

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

Reviewed: 12-12-18

The Sleeping Court Book One

Verity Salim has been alone all her life, so when a letter arrives implying that she has an inheritance coming to her, she is just curious enough to meet the sender. After explaining that she is, in fact, a faerie princess and she has inherited an ancestral home in Slumber, Mr. Standish Orator leads Verity to a car and driver, Grodin, and leaves. Once Verity arrives, she meets the members of her guard one-by-one. Carrington Altemi greets her and shows her the house. Everett Baird introduces Verity to the acceptance of her guard. Nassar shows Verity the range of species available to her. Arien Craven shows Verity that her curiosity is not a bad thing. This book is the introduction to The Sleeping Court's members. Hopefully, the next book will introduce the world of the Fae.

If you're looking for a quick story with multiple partners, this is the book for you!

Audio Review:
Joshua Macrae adds dimension to an the world K and Dagmar have created. He gives voice to the characters instead of just reading the lines aloud.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Before We Were Strangers

  • By: Brenda Novak
  • Narrated by: Ann Marie Gideon
  • Length: 10 hrs and 34 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 27
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 26
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 26

Five-year-old Sloane McBride couldn’t sleep that night. Her parents were arguing again, their harsh words heating the cool autumn air. Then there was that other sound - the ominous thump before all went quiet. In the morning, her mother was gone. The official story was that she left. Her loving, devoted mother! That hadn’t sat any better at the time than it did when Sloane moved out at 18, anxious to leave her Texas hometown in search of anywhere else. But not even a fresh start working as a model in New York could keep the nightmares at bay. Or her fears that her father is deadly.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Powerful Story

  • By Rosemary on 12-12-18

Standalone Novel

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

Reviewed: 12-09-18

Standalone Novel

After hearing an argument between her parents, Sloane McBride's mother disappears. Now that she has grown up, Sloane is determined to find out what happened that night. She is convinced that her father must have killed her and covered it up, but he's the mayor and no one will go against him. Micah Evans, Sloane's former boyfriend, has been divorced for a year and is shocked to find Sloane in Paige's house. Even after all these years, the two have chemistry. Micah begins to help Sloane with her investigation, but the mayor is set on destroying anyone who gets in his way.

If you're looking for a story where every character is suspect, this is the book for you!

  • Seduced by a Scot

  • Highland Grooms Series, Book 6
  • By: Julia London
  • Narrated by: Derek Perkins
  • Length: 9 hrs
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 16
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 16
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 16

When a prominent Scottish family faces a major scandal weeks before their daughter’s wedding, they turn in desperation to the enigmatic fixer for the aristocracy, Nichol Bain. Remarkably skilled at making high-profile problems go away, Nichol understands the issue immediately. The family’s raven-haired ward, Maura Darby, has caught the wandering eye - and rather untoward advances - of the groom. Nichol assuredly escorts Maura toward his proposed solution: an aging bachelor for her to marry. But rebellious Maura has no interest in marrying a stranger.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Highland Grooms Book Six

  • By Karin Anderson on 11-03-18

Highland Grooms Book Six

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

Reviewed: 11-03-18

Highland Grooms Book Six

Maura Darby has caught the eye of her foster sister's fiance and in doing so, has lost the only family she has. Nichol Bain is a fixer contracted to find a solution for Maura's situation. Maura is furious with the family for betraying her, but mostly she just wants the one possession reminding her of her birth family, a necklace, to be returned to her. The necklace is the only thing she cares for until Nichol shows her that not all men are scoundrels. Nichol is determined to marry Maura to his friend, even though Maura captivates him.

If you're looking for a high-spirited lass and a man with no ties to anyone, this is the book for you!

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Mercenary

  • Little Death Bringer, Book 1
  • By: Catherine Banks
  • Narrated by: Vanessa Moyen
  • Length: 4 hrs and 55 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 14
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 13
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 13

Being raised by the King and Queen of the Elves has given Marin quite a diverse background. Burdened by her humanity and femininity, she must push herself and train every day to hold her own against the elves around her. But while Marin wants to be the first girl to graduate Macon Academy as a mercenary, her mother wants her to be a lady. And an attempt by an unknown enemy to kidnap Marin is not helping her case. Between the kidnapping attempt, growing feelings for her best male friend, and now a fiery magic growing within her, Marin's life is changing in ways she can't understand.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • A fun quick read that leaves you wanting more

  • By Jessica on 11-28-18

Little Death Bringer Book One

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

Reviewed: 10-31-18

Little Death Bringer Book One

Marin has been raised by the king and queen of the Elves since her parents were killed by ogres. Now she and her best friend/foster brother Favian are in their last term at the Macon Academy for mercenaries, and Marin is determined to be the first girl to graduate. Her goal is to be a protector of the realm. However, she is human and a girl. On the way to school, Marin and Favian are attacked by humans bearing an ominous warning that Marin is to be kidnapped and brought to a mysterious enemy alive. Now the leaders of the academy are determined to protect Marin and will use her upcoming trials of the school to stage an ambush for her kidnappers.

If you're looking for a Fantasy YA story with heart and the will to overcome everything, this is the book for you.

  • Kill the Queen

  • Crown of Shards Series, Book 1
  • By: Jennifer Estep
  • Narrated by: Lauren Fortgang
  • Length: 13 hrs and 4 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 355
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 341
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 339

In a realm where one’s magical power determines one’s worth, Lady Everleigh’s lack of obvious ability relegates her to the shadows of the royal court of Bellona, a kingdom steeped in gladiator tradition. Seventeenth in line for the throne, Evie is nothing more than a ceremonial fixture, overlooked and mostly forgotten. But dark forces are at work inside the palace. When her cousin Vasilia, the crown princess, assassinates her mother the queen and takes the throne by force, Evie is also attacked, along with the rest of the royal family.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Many of the same things Gin Blanco has

  • By carey archer on 10-15-18

Crown of Shards Book One

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

Reviewed: 10-11-18

Crown of Shards Book One.

Lady Everleigh Saffira Winter Blair is a noble in the court of Bellona, but only just. Her lack of obvious powers has cast her into the role of royal stand in. However, anyone with a scrap of royal blood is a potential threat in the eyes of Princess Vasilia. Evie barely survives the Royal Massacre because no one really thinks she could have lived through Vasilia's power. However, with her dying breath, the former Queen Cordelia tells Evie to survive and find her former guard Serilda. When Evie finds herself near the Black Swan Arena, she follows Cordelia's advice and joins the gladiator troupe.

If you're looking for a new fantasy series steeped in blood and court politics, this is the book for you!

  • Face Off

  • Evelyn Talbot, Book 3
  • By: Brenda Novak
  • Narrated by: Therese Plummer
  • Length: 10 hrs and 52 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 236
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 217
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 216

Tortured and left for dead at 16, Evelyn Talbot turned her personal nightmare into her life’s work - studying the disturbing psychopathy of some of the world’s most vicious serial killers. Now a leading psychiatrist at Hanover House in a small Alaskan town, she tries to believe the past will never come back to haunt her - until a woman goes missing from a cabin nearby, and every clue points to the man who once brutalized her....

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Huh....

  • By Jamie on 10-02-18

Evelyn Talbot Chronicles Book Three

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

Reviewed: 09-28-18

Evelyn Talbot Chronicles Book Three

Evelyn and Amarok are racing to find Jasper before he comes after them, but he may already be in Hilltop. The discovery of two bodies convinces the two that Jasper is killing in their hometown. When the lab results come in that prove Jasper's involvement in several previous murders, including his own parents, Amarok believes he has enough evidence to request the flight manifests linking those murders. If they can only find out Jasper's current alias, maybe they can stop him for good.

If you've been waiting for Evelyn's resolution of her experience with her tormentor, this is the book for you!

  • A.C.H.E.

  • By: M. Never
  • Narrated by: Brooke Bloomingdale, Lee Samuels, Sam Crowley
  • Length: 5 hrs and 42 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 142
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 133
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 132

I have always gotten the short end of the stick when it comes to my personal life. But everything changed when I met Alec Prescott. I couldn’t stand the cocky hotshot lawyer at first, but after assisting him on one case, my opinion changed drastically. He became the beginning I so desperately needed, even if romantic relations at work are completely forbidden. Unfortunately, falling in love with a coworker is the least of my problems. Funny thing about the past, it’s never truly far away. That’s where Tage Andrews comes in. He’s the heartache I can never outrun. 

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • I’M ABSOLUTELY ACHING FOR MORE

  • By 🔹🔹🔹CAROLYN 🔹🔹🔹 on 09-02-18

Standalone Story

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

Reviewed: 09-23-18

Standalone Story.

Everly Paige is a secretary for the law firm where Alec Prescott is a junior partner. When the two are thrown together for a moment, Alec decides he wants to get to know her. Now that Everly is working with Alec on a case, she begins to see his human side. However, her past is always with her. Tage Andrews is always with her. Tage cannot leave Everly, even though she got out of her family's reach years ago. When he sees that Everly is with another man, though, Tage is determined to scare him away. Instead, the two come to an understanding.

If you're looking for a book with an office romance and a side of drug kingpin this is the book for you!

  • Treoir Dragon Hoard

  • The Belador Series, Book 10
  • By: Dianna Love
  • Narrated by: Stephen R. Thorne
  • Length: 11 hrs
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 57
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 53
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 53

While investigating a report of unusual supernatural activity, Belador Alterant Evalle Kincaid suspects a threat stalking her. She unwittingly races into a trap and faces the impossible - she must fight her dragon king to the death, and win, or condemn everyone she loves to die. As a Skinwalker and unmatched preternatural tracker, Storm regrets his patience in waiting to permanently bond with his mate Evalle when she vanishes and even he can't follow her trail.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Amazing!!

  • By Jacob Smith on 10-10-18

Belador Book Ten

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

Reviewed: 09-20-18

Belador Book Ten

When Evalle is kidnapped by humans aided by an unknown supernatural, Storm and the gang will stop at nothing to get her back. Meanwhile, Daegan is also dealing with Viper and the Tribunal's accusation against the Beladors. Humans are beginning to see the supernatural world and the Beladors are at the center of that discovery. Evalle is constantly trying to figure out what her captor wants with her, and if she is his only target. Can Adrianna, Storm and Daegan find Evalle and keep the rest of the Beladors safe at the same time?

If you've been waiting for some of the history of the Medb, this is the book for you!

  • Belador Cosaint

  • Belador, Book 9
  • By: Dianna Love
  • Narrated by: Stephen R. Thorne
  • Length: 10 hrs and 11 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 97
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 93
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 93

Belador Maistir, Vladimir Quinn, has yet to locate his daughter and now his worst fears have come to fruition. A vicious enemy hot on her trail plans to turn his child into an apocalyptic weapon. Quinn doesn't even know what the young girl looks like or where her deceased mother hid her. He knows of only one woman - a remote viewer - who might be able to help, but Reese Ó Rinn has vanished into thin air, literally. A powerful entity is determined to push the Belador dragon king, Daegan, and the entire preternatural world into the open.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Another great Belador book!

  • By Tammy on 10-07-17

Belador Book Nine

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

Reviewed: 09-14-18

Belador Book Nine

When Vladimir Quinn's daughter is in danger, Daegan insists that Quinn take time off from his Maistir duties to search for her. Having only just discovered Phoedra's existence, Quinn is only too ready to meet his daughter. With the help of his cousin and several witchy friends, Quinn tracks Phoedra to a stadium, only to lose her to kidnappers. However, a recent ally might be able to point him in the right direction. Reese O’ Rinn has two reasons to help Quinn find Phoedra, but neither will make him happy.

If you've been waiting to meet the mysterious daughter of Kizira and Quinn, you get the chance now!

  • Restraint: Suit Romance

  • A Dark Side Fey Story
  • By: S.A. Price
  • Narrated by: Joshua Macrae
  • Length: 1 hr and 33 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    3.5 out of 5 stars 6
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 5
  • Story
    3.5 out of 5 stars 5

For years I wanted her, a fey lady of worth and standing. I stood by as her friend, was her shoulder to cry on, and the person to whom she told her secrets. She was perfect for me. Beautiful, sexy, and her powers complemented mine. She never figured out my need of her. We said good-bye once upon a time, not by any choice of mine. Now she’s back, and we are both older, wiser, and different. She needs my help so she can achieve her dreams. I plan to give it...in exchange for one night. Because it’s only going to take one night to make her mine. 

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Eververse Story

  • By Karin Anderson on 09-04-18

Eververse Story

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

Reviewed: 09-04-18

Eververse Story. Can be read as a standalone story.

Goodie is surprised to see Sutton when she shows up to tell him she will be in charge of his renovations. As former friends who grew apart, the two have history. Sutton hopes to land a job for a supernatural, because those jobs are higher profile and higher pay. Goodie agrees to take on Sutton, but only if she commits to getting to know him again. Goodie shows her around his brother's club and tries to remind her of how it can be between them.

If you're looking for a short, spicy story with hints of magic and business, this is the book for you!

Audio Narration:
As always, Joshua Macrae knocks the narration out of the park. He distinguishes between characters and doesn't over-dramatize them.