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  • The Silver Thread

  • The Annika Brisby Series, Volume 2
  • By: Emigh Cannaday
  • Narrated by: Nick Cracknell
  • Length: 13 hrs and 43 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 177
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 158
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 160

Talvi Marinossian has slain maenads and fought off vampire attacks, but nothing has prepared him for getting involved with one of these forbidden "modern girls". When he finally tracks down Annika it's obvious that she's changed since her recent adventure in his homeland. It's also clear that she's not ready to embrace the next chapter in her life. He tries to persuade her to open up to him, but she finds it difficult since he won't even explain how he earns a living.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Adventures in Paris

  • By Sheri M. on 03-30-17

Life in the Human World

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

Reviewed: 11-05-18

The Silver Thread is the second book of Annika Brisby. Strong recommendation is to read the first book, The Flame and the Arrow first. After Annika has returned to her modern world from the fae world, her husband, Tavi followed. It wasn't exactly homecoming for either of them. Explanation have to be made to Annika's friends and family of how she suddenly married Tavi.

Annika's return was more on automatic than to deal with Tavi showing up on her front door along with one of their fairy friends. Another is to deal with the effect of the Silver Thread that is woven in both of their wedding rings. Annika and Tavi are not able to remove their wedding ring. Their lives are linked together and are still evolving.

The book did ended up in a cliff hanger. All the readers are going to want to know if Tavi will be able to save Annika in the human world.

The narrator, Nick Cracknell did a wonderful job with all of the characters. The listeners will hear the emotion from each of the characters that the narrator portrays. Hopefully, he will returned to finish the last two books in this series.

I was given this audiobook by the author. I have decided to write an unbiased review for the book. I am not compensated or influenced in any way for writing this review

  • Blood Shift

  • The Charming Shifter Mysteries, Book 3
  • By: Calinda B
  • Narrated by: Rinelle Harkin
  • Length: 7 hrs and 17 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

Still on the outs with her boyfriend, Chia Petit's obsessive connection with her vampire roommate strengthens. Feeding him traces of her blood, Chia's senses are enhanced, giving her the power she craves in the supernatural world. But when Hung Durand's niece is murdered and the prime suspect is a ruthless politician who's out to destroy the town, Chia and Hung must put their differences aside to solve the murder. After all, nobody messes with Charming, a town Chia holds dear. 

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • still an entertaining series

  • By TU on 11-19-18

The Mystery of Charming Continues

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

Reviewed: 11-05-18

Chia Petite is back. After Red Mountainbear has made an attempt to steal her town of Charming from her, she is out with Hung Durand for being addicted to the blood offering to her vampire roommate, D’Raynged. Thinking that her only problem is trying to repair her relationship with Hung, Red returned with a vengeance to discredit her leadership in Charming.

Being on a high from her blood offering, Chia missed the detail of approving a land sale to Red. Not only is she more dependent to her blood offering to D’Raynged, to see the magically world around her and to use it to defeat Red, Chia has never considered that she might have hidden power of her own.

Will Chia be able to defeat Red, fix her relationship with Hung, and lastly overcome her blood addiction to D’Raynged? So many questions of why Red wants her town, Charming.

The narrator, Rinelle Harkin did a good job. She is quite different from the last narrator for Power Shift. I do love her Southern accent for D'Raynged. Rinelle Harkin did capture Chia's personalities from Power Shift.

I can't wait to see what next and to see if Chia will ever find out how to awaken her power and if she will ever defeat Red with Hung and her trusty friends.

I really want to give this book a 4.5 star rating but alas only whole number exist.

I was given this audiobook by the author. I have volunteered to write an unbiased review for this book. I as not compensated or influenced in any way for writing this review.

  • Love Beyond Wanting

  • A Scottish Time Travel Romance (Morna's Legacy Series, Volume 10)
  • By: Bethany Claire
  • Narrated by: Lily Collingwood
  • Length: 6 hrs and 7 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 46
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 43
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 43

After surviving a fire that almost killed her, Kate worked hard to rebuild her life post-amputation. She knows her own strength. In life and in work, she never backs down from a challenge. But when she travels into the past to be with her sister, she meets a man who forces her to face truths about herself she'd rather avoid - that when it comes to love, nothing terrifies her more.  

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Another Winner

  • By Amazon Customer on 09-02-18

Taking Risk with the Heart

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

Reviewed: 09-13-18

Love Beyond Wanting is the latest chapter of Morna's Legacy. Although this book is the second book for the "Isle of the Eight Lairds" series, it has memorable characters from the first eight books of Morna's Legacy.

This time, the story is Kate and Maddock's. Kate has shut downed emotionally after losing her hand from the fire. She is afraid to risk her heart to love and to care. Whereas Maddock has given up in finding love and to remain the fae keeper. Maddock has found hope when his friend was able to find love. Now it is time for Maddock to teach Kate to risk her heart with him.

Love this series. There is always a lesson in each books. No grandeur confrontation with the antagonist but still an enjoyable story.

I still love the narrator, Lily Collingwood and am glad she is still the narrator for the series. I can't wait for the next book in the series and wonder what the author has for the readers/listeners.

I was given this audiobook by the author. I have decided to write an unbiased review of the book. I was not compensated or influenced in any way for writing this review.

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  • Daughter of Nothing

  • The Scion Chronicles, Volume 1
  • By: Eric Kent Edstrom
  • Narrated by: Nancy Peterson
  • Length: 9 hrs and 55 mins
  • 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

Few people know that the Scion School exists. Tucked away on a private Caribbean island, the school hosts 36 exceptionally gifted students. They train every day to prepare themselves for an immense responsibility, to lead humankind back from the brink of extinction. At least, that's what they've been told. Only one student - a 17-year-old named Jacey - suspects the truth. Driven by her undying loyalty to her friends, Jacey races to untangle the truth of who the Scions are...and what the headmaster truly means when he says they are bound for a great destiny. Daughter of Nothing is the first audiobook in an amazing new series for fans of young adult dystopian fiction. 

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A must-read!! No matter what your age.

  • By Donna Wiebe on 05-27-18

Scions - To be or not to be

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

Reviewed: 08-07-18

Daughter of Nothing takes place in a dystopian future. Jacey and her 36 fellows scion has been told they are bound for great destiny to bring the world back to order. Each believes that when they reach their eighteen birthdays, they will be leaving the island to help mankind.

Even with a great destiny, the senior scions are curious about their parents and how they died. In order to gain any news about the outside world, they decided to pass the information to the junior scions who will take their place on the island.

The truth does have a habit of revealing itself at intervals. With the information passed on, Jaycee started to unravel the information and gather the information of what her friends know to reveal a darker, sinister plan.

The story depicts human nature. Orphans often wonder about their biological parents. Education brings independent thinking and reasoning. As mortals, each human being longs for and searches for immortality. The author captures all of this in Daughter of Nothing. The author also captures both the antagonist and protagonist's POVs.

I love the revelations when each scions discovered the truth of what is happening to them when they reach their eighteen birthday. I would love to know what happens next and how Jaycee and her friends are going to masquerade that everything is fine on the island and to find a way to save themselves.

The narrator, Nancy Peterson did a wonderful job of portraying Jacey, Vaughen, Humprey, and Dr. Carlhagen and the other minor characters such as Sensei. Hope she stays with the series unless if is from Humprey's POV.

I was given this audiobook by the author. I have decided to write an unbiased review for the book. I was not compensated or influenced in any way for writing this review.

  • Machine: A Bad Boy Romance

  • Barnes Family, Book 2
  • By: Normandie Alleman
  • Narrated by: Aiden Snow, Alicyn Aimes
  • Length: 5 hrs and 26 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 28
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 27
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 27

America's sweetheart needs to straighten up her halo. But this solider's machine just might knock it off completely. Reality TV star Dynassy Barnes has to get her act together. Fame, fortune, a perfectly heart-shaped ass - along with her million social media followers - aren't getting the job done. She needs a full demolition of her Online presence - and fast. When she meets the handsome and rugged former Navy Seal Bridger Thompson, Dynassy knows he's the perfect trophy to flaunt to her friends and family.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Loving the series!!!!

  • By Alicia H on 07-06-18

Reality Star, an Ex-Navy SEAL, and a bit of Taboo

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

Reviewed: 07-29-18

Machine is a great bad boy military story. Bridger Thompson, a former Navy SEAL has been severely wounded. His fiance has dumped him for his best friend due to his inability to perform in bed. The Machine that was supposed to save his relationship with his fiance, was the only thing that remains of his battered life.

This would be where the story would have ended except, his Machine ended up on an amateur porn site, set up by his friend, with women being fulfilled sexually. His problem still remained with him. He couldn't get excited sexually.

Enter Dynassy Barnes, model and realty show star. Dynassy has to cleaned up her reputation for being caught on film, stepping over a homeless person, except the homeless person is a former veteran. The media portrayed her as being insensitive for stepping on the homeless person.

Two characters from different side of life. One secret, one manipulative parent, and the Machine could either destroy their relationship before it begins or true love will wins.

Machine is a great story. Love the that Nick and Eden made cameo appearance. Love the chemistry between Bridger and Dynassy with the taboo that is mentioned in the story. It has a bit of mystery regarding the Machine that is in the background of the story.

I love Aiden Snow and Alicyn Aimes as the duet narrators. The narratory Aiden Snow has a deep and sexy voice and could create an innocent voice for Dynassy. The narrator, Alicyn Aimes is the perfect voice for Dynassy.

I can't wait to read the next book in the Barnes Family series.

I was given this audiobook by the publisher. I have decided to volunteer in writing an unbiased review for the book. I was not compensated or influenced in any way for writing this review.

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  • Dirty Laundry

  • By: Lauren Landish
  • Narrated by: Tracy Marks, Sebastian York
  • Length: 8 hrs and 55 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 122

I'm a reporter, and I've got the best assignment in the world - get dirt on the hottest country star on the charts, Keith Perkins. The sexy beast who rocks those tight jeans like nobody's business. I'm supposed to learn all of his Dirty Laundry, his deepest and darkest secrets. Without sleeping with him. Easy enough, right? Wrong. I mean, just looking at him makes me wonder what those big, rough hands could do to me. With a voice that's one part velvet and one part growl, it's hard for me to sass him when he melts me into a puddle with a single look.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Secrets Revealed

  • By Jan M on 04-07-18

Love, Family, Trust

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

Reviewed: 07-10-18

Dirty Laundry begins with Eloise wanting more than being a tabloid journalist. She wanted to be an investigative journalist for a top newspaper. When she noticing the hottest country singer Keith Perkins buying a box of tampons from a convenient store. This is her chance to get an exclusive private interview with Keith Perkins and to boost her career. Unfortunately, Eloise working for a sleazy tabloid newspaper boss, has to dig up dirt on Keith Perkins.

When Eloise discovered Keith's secret, she has made the decision to protect Keith.

Keith has more to lose. To the public, he is the hottest country music singer. To Keith, his private life is going to stay private, if he could still keep it this way.Could he trust Eloise or will his secret be exposed to the world?

Dirty Laundry has great chemistry between Eloise and Keith. I was hoping to see Kat from Dirty Talks to make a cameo appearance. I was a bit disappointed.

The second half of the story is a bit predictable, I still enjoy the story. I can't wait to hear Maggie's story and Jacob's story. Lauren Landish's books are a must read.

The narrators Tracy Marks and Sebastian York are great. I just love their voices. Both narrators are becoming one of my many favorite narrators.

I was given this audiobook by the author. I have decided to write an unbiased review for the book. I was not compensated or influenced in any way in writing this review.

  • Dirty Talk

  • By: Lauren Landish
  • Narrated by: Tracy Marks, Sebastian York
  • Length: 6 hrs and 56 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 308
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 283
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 281

Derrick "The Love Whisperer" King gives out relationship and sex advice on the radio to everyone, but he’s giving me something a bit more personal. Nobody’s ever talked to me the way he does. Daring, demanding, sexy...and oh, so dirty. Maybe we started this whole thing a little backward, sex first and getting to know each other after. But I'm starting to let my guard down, my untrusting heart beginning to think that maybe fairy tales do come true. Even for me.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • the love whisperer

  • By Darcie on 02-15-18

Love Whisperer's a Keeper

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

Reviewed: 06-27-18

Dirty Talk is a romance that is between Katrina (Kat) and Derek King (aka Love Whisperer). Kat has always settled for less when dating men. The last in her love life was Kevin. After finding out that Kevin has cheated on her, she sworn off men. But before she decided to swear of men for good, she called the Love Whisperer to check if she did the right thing in dumping Kevin.

Derek hearing Kat for the first time, knew there was something special about Kat. How do you keep a woman who has been hurt and wary of dating the next man? Well, Derek started wooing Kat over the phone before meeting her in person.

This story left a heartfelt Ahhh. For those who love Sleepless in Seattle, I Got Mails and While You Were Sleeping, this is a perfect read. It is with a bit more sex than the three movies but the just of the story is for where two individuals work thing out after a misunderstanding. Having a best friend or two, definitely helps in this story.

Tracy Marks and Sebastian York are perfect narrators for this story. I love the deep velvety voice of Sebastian York and Tracy Marks portraying an indecisive Kat on taking a leap of faith with Derek.

I was given this audiobook by the author. I have voluntary decided to leave an unbiased review for this book. I was not compensated or influence in any way for writing this review.

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  • Love Beyond Words: A Scottish Time Travel Romance

  • Book 9 of Morna's Legacy Series
  • By: Bethany Claire
  • Narrated by: Lily Collingwood
  • Length: 6 hrs and 13 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 107
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 100
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 101

Laurel's life bears no resemblance to the love stories she writes. While handsome heroes are easy to imagine, they're much more difficult to find. Years of bad dates with creepy men have left her feeling cynical toward all things related to love. When she and her best friend find themselves caught up in Morna's meddling magic and are transported to 17th-century Scotland, Laurel meets a man who threatens to change her attitude toward matters of the heart.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • I couldn't stop listening!

  • By vivian on 03-19-18

The Universe of Morna's Legacy has expanded

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

Reviewed: 04-03-18

Love Beyond Words takes Morna's Legacy into another direction. Love Beyond Reach introduces druids and a hint that other magical beings existed beside witches. Morna's not only meddled with Laurel and Raudrich's love life, she is also trying to keep history on track.

Marcus and Laurel are best friends who always stand by each other. Laurel's being a romance author, has a creative imagination but when Marcus destroyed her beliefs of impossibilities and her sister is seriously injured in the fire, left Laurel in a writer's block.

Laurel and Marcus is transported back in time to fix their friendship and to find out what roles they both played in the past to keep the present.

This book is a beginning of more magic (good and bad) to come.

Lily Collingwood is back as the narrator for this continuation of Morna's Legacy Series. If listeners are not familiar with this narrator, they need to listen to her wonderful narration of all the stories.

I can't wait to read the next 7 books in the series about the Isle of the Eight Lairds.

I was given this audiobook by the author. I have voluntary, decided to write an unbiased review for this book. I was not compensated or influenced in any way on writing this review.

  • Stone Lake

  • By: Phil M. Williams
  • Narrated by: GraceWright Productions, Tristan Wright, Sarah Grace Wright
  • Length: 6 hrs and 49 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 17
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 16
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 16

Jon meets Morgan when a flock of turkeys and a curvy mountain road aligns with one-in-a-million timing. Despite their attraction, her engagement, and the ire of her family, the pair embarks on a platonic friendship. As their relationship strengthens, they share secrets, but Morgan holds her most important secret tight to her chest, where it beats like a ticking time bomb. It's not a matter of if, but when.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Stone Lake: Surprise after intrigue after surprise

  • By Dennis H on 11-22-17

A Search for Justice

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

Reviewed: 03-05-18

Stone Lake is a story of intrigue. Jon Porter has his own set of problems with a best friend/business partner who isn't a friend and an ex-wife that is still in the picture. The only thing Jon takes pride in is his business and his work until he met Morgan in a car accident.

Morgan is running away from her problems. A family and fiance that is treating her like a child and who are judgemental to her. Until Jon, no one treated her with respect or supported her. The only problem is that Morgan is running from a darker secret that Jon may or may not save her from.

Stone Lake is emotional to where Jon and Morgan stands. Listeners/Readers are going to laugh at Chad and Heather, love and hope that Jon and Morgan have an HEA ending, and get angry at the circumstances surrounding them.

I love the story until the ending. The climax is in the middle of of the story. Although the conflict is resolved, the ending just leave the listeners/readers wondering what will happen to Jon next.

The narrators Sarah Grace Wright and Tristan Wright do an excellent performance of Jon and Morgan. I also love their narration of the Hispanic employees who worked for Jon's company.

This is an excellent story of how quick society to judge without gathering all the facts and how justice doesn't always deliver without the right connection.

I was given this audiobook by the author. I have decided to volunteer in writing an unbiased review of the book. I was not compensated or influenced in any way of writing this review of the book.

  • Virtuous Trickery

  • Royal Duty, Book 2
  • By: Alaina Stanford
  • Narrated by: Kimberly S Hobscheid
  • Length: 4 hrs and 36 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 34
  • Performance
    3.5 out of 5 stars 34
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 34

Gabrielle's shy twin sister is betrothed to a heathen prince from the far north. A Viking! Francesca would not survive the journey north much less the frozen wilderness of her new home. The only way Gabrielle can save her delicate sister is to take her place. Together the twins create a web of deceit that quickly spins out of control leaving a trail of death in its wake. Gabrielle is the elder twin and heir to the throne. Francesca was second born by a matter of minutes, but those critical minutes were enough to label her the spare heir and she felt it every day.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Give this Book to a Child you love.

  • By cosmitron on 05-31-18

King Lear with a Viking Twist

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

Reviewed: 02-18-18

Virtuous Trickery reminds me of King Lear. The story have a king and two twin daughters, Gabriella and Francesca. One daughter who is destined to be queen and another who blames her sister for overshadowing her and never to be noticed.

Gabriella, out of her love for her sister Francesca, traded places. She would married the Viking prince while Francesca married her Italian prince. Except everything went wary where two sisters are manipulated to be enemy against each other.

The story was enjoyable. The narrator, not so much. I was irked by the narrator when she was voicing the Italian prince. Already, the listeners know that the Italian prince is not to be trusted. It took away the surprised element that both sisters are not going to have their HEA endings.

I was given this audiobook by the author. I have voluntary to write an unbiased review for the book. I was not compensated or influenced in any way for writing this review.