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  • Deadlocked Dollhouse

  • Locked House Hauntings, Book 1
  • By: Mixi J Applebottom
  • Narrated by: Joe Hempel
  • Length: 3 hrs and 53 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 16
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 16
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 16

Mark's always been a bit insecure as a father; his own childhood sucked. He's been terrified he will ruin his perfect daughters. So he buys them presents and hopes he won't screw them up. They certainly won't forget this dollhouse. He doesn't know how to stop it, and all he wanted to do was be a good father. He was worried they'd grow up to hate him; now he's worried they won't grow up at all.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • I loved it

  • By Ina on 07-02-18

Be careful what you buy at thrift stores.

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

Reviewed: 07-15-18

This was my first book by Mixi J Applebottom but will not be my last. And as usual Joe Hemple blew me away yet again. That man can read scary stories to me anytime. Neck he could read the newspaper to me and I would be enthralled.

The story is about Mark and his little family of wife and 2 children. Being an abused child he tries to be a good father but is broke most of the time. He stops in a thrift store looking for a bike seat for a bike he is fixing for one of his daughters when he spots an amazing doll house. After asking the price and being told $5 he jumps at it.

Once he gets it home his thrill of giving this doll house to his daughters turns to horror after finding out the doll house is cursed. Mark his wife and his oldest daughter all fall susceptible to the curse. There are 7 stages to the curse. Stage 7 is murder. They have to find a way to break the curse before one of them reach stage 7.

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  • Love's Debt

  • By: Rachel Brimble
  • Narrated by: Rebecca McKernan
  • Length: 2 hrs and 21 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

To keep herself from the depths of poverty, Milly Shepherd needs to be appointed manager of the Red Lion Tavern. The elderly owner is in failing health and has promised her the job permanently if no one more suitable applies. Milly will fight with her entire being to make the job her own. Joseph Jacobs needs to supplement his income to pay off his father's creditors and save him from debtor's prison. Though the job as manager of the local tavern looks promising, Milly is favored by both the owner and customers. Instead, Joseph swallows his pride and agrees to tend bar.  

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • historical romance

  • By Teresa Noel on 07-12-18

historical romance

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

Reviewed: 07-12-18

Milly Shepherd ispromised the job as manager of the club she works at IF no man shows up with better qualifications. Milly needs the money to survive.

Joseph Jacobs is looking to supplement his income to help pay off his fathers debts. He finds out the pub is hiring a manager and goes for an interview.

Milky gets the manager job and Jacob takes the job as bartender. After working together they have a connection. The 2 must decide to pool their resources and their feelings, or go on alone.

This was a short but good story. I loved listening to Rebecca McKernans accent while listening to this story. She made the story even better.

  • It's Only Funny If You Laugh

  • The Haunting of the Midlands Amusement Park
  • By: Kevin Candela
  • Narrated by: Gary Bennett
  • Length: 2 hrs and 36 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

In 1972, the Red Bozos were the friendliest faces in frenetic Midlands Amusement Park. Flash forward four and a half decades: Midlands is a ghost park. Closed long ago and nearly forgotten, even by the locals, it sits shrouded in undergrowth and hill-topping forest surrounded by upscale new homes. Ringed with a decaying fence, hidden from sight, it presents a huge temptation to a group of bored, thrill-seeking youths who are about to learn that terror is, in fact, immortal. 

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Candela Clowns around with time travel

  • By Ray Johnson on 06-19-18

clowns

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

Reviewed: 07-11-18

this was a short but really good book. A gang of friends get together to go explore the deserted Midlands Amusement Park. What they didn't know was most of them would never leave.

The book is horror as well as time travel. This was my first book by Kevin Candela but I will be looking for more. I was able to listen to this book in one shot. The book was narrated by Gary Bennett. He done a really good job with all the voices. Even the female voices. He kept my attention all the way through the book as well.

I was given this audio book at my request and chose to leave this review.

  • Major Conflict

  • Southern Chaotic's MC, Book 2
  • By: Dana Arden
  • Narrated by: Lacy Laurel, Logan McAllister
  • Length: 3 hrs and 59 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 13
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 11
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 11

My life has been nothing but a constellation of conflict. Dad died when I was 12, check. Mom died of cancer just before my 18th birthday, check. Married a conceited pretty boy, check. Husband decided that our nine-year marriage was an open marriage but forgot to tell me, check. Moved to Cumming, Georgia, to be closer to my Southern Chaotic family, check. Became infatuated with a man-wh*re who has no problem with being an exhibitionist, check. For once, I’d like to have a life that is planned out by me and not the people or ordeals that clash with the life I want.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A 5 star major listen

  • By Demetra Toula Iliopoulos on 07-12-18

2nd book in Southern Chaotics series

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

Reviewed: 07-11-18

This is the 2nd book in the Southern Chair is series. The first book was a bit calm for a MC Club . Dana Arden has stepped it up with this book. It features more of the Club and things clubs get into. There is a lot of sex, cussing, and some violence in this book and I enjoyed every minute of it. Lacy Laurel and Logan McAllister do a great job with the narration. I love the feeling they both put into their characters. They fully kept my attention throughout the book. Can't wait for book 3.

I was given this free review copy audio book at my request and chose to leave this review.

  • Minor Glitches

  • Southern Chaotic's MC, Book 1
  • By: Dana Arden
  • Narrated by: Lacy Laurel Logan McAllister
  • Length: 2 hrs and 53 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 18
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 16
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 15

We've all heard the saying, "When life hands you lemons, make lemonade," but what if the lemonade leaves a sour expression on your face? That’s what Dani wonders until the day she receives two perfect presents. Instead of letting life’s glitches set her back, Dani prevails. Ryker had only one aspiration when he left his hometown eight years ago, to be prosperous, but that blew up in his face when the love of his life left town.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Quick Read!

  • By G C on 07-03-18

one of the calmer MC books

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

Reviewed: 07-08-18

This is a really good story. The MC is more of a background group. The main characters are Dani and Ryker. 8 years prior Tyler joins the military without telling Dani and heads off to boot camp without a word. Dani finds out she is pregnant with twins and goes to his parents to get contact info from them. instead of giving her a number they treat her bad and call her names. Dani decides to leave Virginia and move back home to her family in Georgia.

Now 8 years later Dani has made a life for herself and the kids. Dani's cousin Trigger comes home from the military and brings a friend with him. Tyler is surprised to see Dani and even more surprised to learn he is a Daddy.

Can they work something out for the sake of the kids?

Dana Arden has done a great job on this story. I did think there would be more biker action since it is A MC series. But it was still worth listening too and I can't wait to get started on book 2. There is some sex and a lot of language but it is one of the calmer MC books I have read/listened to.

Lacy Laurel and Logan McAllister done a really good job with the narration. They kept my full attention all the way through. I finished this book in one setting.

I was given this book at my request and have left this review of my own choice.

  • Della

  • Cowboys and Debutantes: Historical, Book 2
  • By: Vivi Holt, Cowboys and Debutantes
  • Narrated by: Meghan Kelly
  • Length: 2 hrs and 7 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 17
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 17
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 17

Della Stout can hardly believe it when her father tells her he's lost it all - the money, the house, the servants, their entire fortune. But things only get worse when they inform her she's to be sent west, as a mail order bride. When she meets her husband to be, she's less than impressed - by him and the dusty little town he lives in. 

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Sweet mail order bride!

  • By PATRICIA on 06-10-18

short historical romance

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

Reviewed: 07-07-18

I really enjoyed this short romance. I do wish it was longer. Being as it is part of a series I will hopefully get to know more of the Fella and Clem story. Meghan Kelly done a good job. she made miss Prim and Proper Fella sound a little to prim and proper but was still good.

  • Fury's Kiss

  • New England Furies, Book 1
  • By: Nicola R. White
  • Narrated by: Elizabeth Tebb
  • Length: 9 hrs and 2 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 9
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 9
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 9

Tara Walker dreams of more excitement than slinging plates of seafood for Cape Cod tourists, but as she learns when she is attacked and forced to fight for her life, fate sometimes has a funny way of giving you exactly what you wish for. Faced with strange new powers and embroiled in a murder investigation, Tara must now race to uncover the secrets of the ancient Fury that has woken inside of her - and of the evil that stalks her.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Solid start to a series

  • By Declarations of a Fangirl on 07-17-18

Very promising series

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

Reviewed: 07-07-18

Tara Walker is a waitress with a dream of owning her own someday. One night while hanging out a hole in the wall club called Spiders she runs across a man who out in the parking lot tries to rape her. Surprised and appalled Tara finds a strength and whole lot more she didn't know she was capable of.

Tara is what is known as a Fury. She is fixing to get her first of many lessons on what she really is and how to use her special powers to clean up the streets in her community. She can read minds, she can kill with a kiss, and so much more. Furies job is to bring vengeance to the world. If a fury doesn’t kill by taking energy from a person that is guilty of truly heinous crimes, then she starts to lose her own energy and could die. Whether Tara likes it or not and can stomach it or not her new lot in life is to kill the bad people and suck their energy as she is doing it.

While getting used to her knew life, she is falling for Jackson. Jackson is an Ex navy Seal with a ton of guilt on his shoulders. Jackson is trying to take care of his sister-in-law, Nora, and her daughter Ruby, to assuage his guilt over his brothers death. Ruby is special also. She is a seer, and whether Jackson likes it or not she is there to help Tara.

I really enjoyed the story Nicola R. White has written. I can't wait or book 2 to see where Tara goes and what she does next. I wasn't totally sold on Elizabeth Tebb's narration. Se did a pretty good job with the general narration, I wasn't crazy about some of her voices though. She did keep the story flowing nicely, and did keep my attention though.

I received this audiobook as part of my participation in a blog tour with Audiobookworm Promotions. The tour is being sponsored by Nicola R. White. The gifting of this audiobook did not affect my opinion of it.

  • Called from Beyond

  • The Spirit Guide: Ghosts and Haunted Houses
  • By: Caroline Clark
  • Narrated by: Jennifer Gilmour
  • Length: 6 hrs and 39 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 6
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 5

Mark's girlfriend dies in a car accident before he can tell her how much he loves her. He never believed in ghosts, but a well-meaning friend and guilt push him into new and dangerous territory. All he wants is the chance to say he is sorry. To speak to her one more time. During a desperate, alcohol-fueled binge, he buys an Ouija board and calls Alissa. Is his drinking problem or survivor's guilt making him doubt his sanity? Or are the footsteps in the night and inexplicable messages real, has Alissa returned?

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • The Sprit Guide series

  • By Teresa Noel on 07-01-18

The Sprit Guide series

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

Reviewed: 07-01-18

I listened to book 3 first and really enjoyed it. I actually enjoyed it more then this book but then again usually the books do tend to get better as you go through a series. I am not saying that this book is bad in anyway. I did really enjoy it at well. Caroline Clark has done a great job with this book and this series. Jennifer Gilmour narrates the book and I loved her accent. IT really added to the story for me as it is based in the UK.

In the story Jesse was able to see ghosts as a child, but now as an adult he no longer sees them. He does have several spirit guides who show up to help him through trials in life. Gail is Jesse's girlfriend. She was a non believer until the ghosts healed her and brought her back from the brink of death, oh and now she is able to see spirits. Jesse ad Gail decide to open a Paranormal business to free stuck spirits and to help people being haunted.

Mark and Alissa are good friends of Jesse and Gail. One night after an evening together at Jesse's house Mark and Alissa gt into a terrible car accident. Alissa is killed. Mark swears a lady in white stepped into the road and he swerved to miss her. This is how the accident happened.

Jesse and Gail try to help Mark with his grieving. At first he just wants to be alone. He buys and Ouija Board to try and contact Alissa. The trouble starts when it is not Alissa he makes contact with but another spirit pretending to be Alissa, He receives Facebook messages and texts from Alissa's account wanting him to join her.

Jesse and Gail step in to help him get rid of the spirit if it isn't too late.

I can't wait to get the rest of this series. I love books featuring ghosts.

  • Power of Five: Reverse Harem Fantasy

  • Power of Five Series, Book 1
  • By: Alex Lidell
  • Narrated by: Victoria Mei
  • Length: 5 hrs and 27 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 170
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 162
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 159

Orphaned and sold to a harsh master, Lera's life is about mucking stalls, avoiding her master's advances, and steering clear of the mystical forest separating the mortal and fae worlds. Only fools venture into the immortal realms, and only dark rumors come out... Until four powerful fae warriors appear at Lera's barn. River, Coal, Tye, and Shade have waited a decade for their new fifth to be chosen, the wounds from their quint brother's loss still raw. But the magic has played a cruel trick, bonding the four immortal warriors to... a female. A mortal female. 

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • No! It can’t end!

  • By sherry Christenson on 06-08-18

Semi Clean read

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

Reviewed: 06-29-18

Lera was orphaned young and sold as a slave to a ruthless master. She live's on little food, avoiding her master's advances and taking care of horse. One day 4 fae warriors appear at the barn where Lera is working.

The 4 Immortals have been waiting for the God's to give them their 5th. Their original 5th had died a decade ago. To their chagrin what they get is a Mortal female.

They take Lera to the Fae realm to sever the bond. But along the way they realize even though Lera is mortal and weak, she just may be what they all need.

All though this is a Reverse Harem book their was not near as much sex involved in the book as in most other Reverse Harem's I have read. There was no strong language. I really enjoyed this book. Alex Lidell does a great job with this story. It is full of action, adventure, feelings, and even some fun.

Victoria Mei does an excellent job with all the voices in the book. She kept my attention and did not bore me. I loved her accent in some of the voices, she sounded like a true speaker of the accent as well.

I was given this free review copy audiobook at my request and have voluntarily left this review.

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  • Don't Look Back Agnes

  • With Bonus Story: In This House
  • By: Kathryn Meyer-Griffith
  • Narrated by: Lesley Ann Fogle
  • Length: 2 hrs and 52 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 10
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 10
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 10

Agnes Michaels is coming home. Home to her childhood town of Fairfield and the house her father lovingly built for her mother. A house surrounded by the woods where Agnes’ two childhood friends and her boyfriend, Tyler, were all murdered twenty summers ago when she was just seventeen. She was the only one who escaped, but not without emotional and physical scars.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Good short story

  • By Kirsty on 04-25-15

2 stories

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

Reviewed: 06-24-18

This book is 2 stories in 1 the first one is Don't Look Back Agness by Kathryn Meyer-Griffith it is a ghost story. Twenty years ago Agnes and several of her friends were kidnapped by a madman and taken to the woods to be killed. Agnes was the only one to escape. Shortly after Agnes leaves the small town vowing to never return. Her mother is sick and in a nursing home. Agnes knows she has to return to take care of her Mom. She finds out shortly after arriving teenagers are coming up missing again. Agnes has to decide to stay and help or run away.

The 2nd story is In This House. Bernard and Althea have lived in their house since they married 50 years ago. The developers have come in to clear the area but have let them stay. What neither Bernard or his bride know is they are both dead, but their love lives on.

Both of these stories were good. Don't look back Agnes has a creep factor to but is not too terrifying. In This House is a sweet love story. Both stories are narrated by Lesley Ann Fogle. She done a really good job with both.