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  • Gryke: A Scifi Alien Romance

  • Enigma Series, Volume 6
  • By: Ditter Kellen
  • Narrated by: Johnny Mack
  • Length: 4 hrs and 25 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 5
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 5
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 5

Half human, half alien, Gryke is the most vicious Bracadyte in Aukrabah. His hatred and distrust for the land walkers runs deep—especially for Fiona Henagar. The female Marine is smart, gorgeous, and self-sufficient. With every breath, she confounds him and attracts him. But when she steals the ancient Bracadyte scrolls, Gryke has no choice but to confront his feelings for her and go after her. Fiona Henagar doesn’t have time for love. She lives a life of duty to her country until her son, Andrew, is kidnapped by the government.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Beautiful Beast Meets His Beauty

  • By Shadowplay on 09-18-18

Beautiful Beast Meets His Beauty

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

Reviewed: 09-18-18

Gryke is one Bracadyte that I couldn't wait to hear more about! The strongest and toughest men are always the one that fall and fall hard for their true mate. Just like the Beast in Beauty and the Beast, he was drawn to his lovely lady against his own will. It was his heart that lead the way as it slowly but methodically steered him towards Fiona. I can't express in words just how fun and magical it was to watch Gryke finally figure out what he not only craved the beauty before him, but he admired and loved her. His love was just as fragile as Fiona's since it was scarely used except for close friends and family. When Fiona found herself facing an unspeakable future of a bliss she never knew, she was determined to fight for it.

If Gryke was fierce before Fiona, he was downright monstrous when it comes her happiness and safety. Fiona would gladly battle Gryke for anything as long as he did so at her side. I loved come back to this fascinating world full of people who are more human then one of the ones they have come in contact with over the years. Getting to know more of these wondrous and brave men and women made my world explode into sheer bliss. This is what every serious reader wants: more access to the characters that we have fallen hopelessly in love with.

Ditter Kellen delivers in grand style and so much more when she gave us Gryke. We get unfettered access to the heart and mind of this incredible warrior. Nothing comes in the way of us enjoying every second of this journey with an equally fierce and determined woman. The battle of wills that ensue is one full of humor, danger, and excitement the neither expected. What a wonderful experience that I will not soon forget!

The narration was once again superb and highly entertaining! I always enjoy books that are read by this fabulous artist. He opens my eyes to this story in a whole new way and deepens my appreciation of his talent and the boundless creativity of DItter Kellen. I look forward to the next story in the captivatingly exquisite series.

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  • Sleeping Beauty's Very Untimely Murder

  • Fairytales of the Fae, Volume 1
  • By: Cheri Schmidt, Tristan Hunt
  • Narrated by: Tristan Hunt
  • Length: 7 hrs and 37 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 7
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 5
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 6

A beautiful young woman awakens within a strange castle. She doesn’t know who she is or how she got there. All she does know is that she’s a ghost, and based on the bridal gown she’s wearing, someone must’ve murdered her...on her wedding day. With the help of Lord Christian Sparks, an English gentleman with a penchant for swearing like a sailor, the ghostly lady begins to piece together her cloudy past and solve the mystery that led to her 500-year slumber.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Exquisitely Breathtaking and Utterly Enthralling

  • By Shadowplay on 09-11-18

Exquisitely Breathtaking and Utterly Enthralling

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

Reviewed: 09-11-18

It is so hard to put into words just how wonderfully delightful this story was to savor and enjoy. Fairy tales are some of my favorite stories especially ones that are remade or twisted. There is something memorable and fun about those journeys that we all can relate to in one way or another. Another element that made this experience even better was the fact that the characters are older and not teens. For a change, I can enjoy the storyline that much more. It's like a version that is almost personalized to me.

As the story unfolds, we begin to piece together an extraordinary adventure. One strange step leads to another and before we realize it, we are sprinting to the finish. This exquisitely mysterious story will confound and entertain any reader who enjoys a intelligent storyline, incredible characters, and interesting challenges. The characters that you meet with leave a permanent mark on your heart and open your mind to endless possibilities. Walking into a new world that is as rick and vibrant as this one, is such a precious treasure that all readers will be extremely eager to enjoy once they catch a glimpse of the sublime power and endless joy offered by this wonderfully imaginative story.

The sheer pleasure of listening to the narrator's voice is like falling into silk and seduction. His brilliant performance left me completely enthralled and highly entertained. Having such a wonderful narrator can lift an already amazing story to an even higher level of enjoyment. That definitely happened with this audiobook which is a huge pleasure that I hated to see end.
I recommend this story to all fairy tale lovers as well as readers with distinguished taste. They will undoubtedly enjoy every aspect of this marvelous adventure.

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  • A Christmas Creek Carol

  • A Christmas Creek Romance
  • By: Rachelle Ayala
  • Narrated by: Trei Taylor
  • Length: 2 hrs and 21 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 6
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 6
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 6

Ebony Cruse is a romance writer with no time for fun - much less dating. When an old friend, Blaze O'Carroll, stops by to ask her to the Christmas Creek Gala Ball, Ebony refuses to go since she has a deadline. Ebony dives into her work in progress and is surprised when characters from her past, present, and future come to life. When Ebony sees Blaze in trouble, she has a big decision to make. Will the Christmas Creek magic give her and Blaze a Christmas worth remembering?   

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • sweet Christmas romance

  • By Darcie on 09-20-18

Heartwarming and Unforgettable

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

Reviewed: 09-10-18

Listening to this book come to life with the human voice is such a wonderful gift! This story can stand alone was beautifully by itself, but it is lifted even higher by this incredibly talented narrator. I was able to fall in love with Blaze and Ebony again which felt so good. I have missed these amazing characters, and their iconic town. Nothing says Christmas like a story from Chrstmas Creek. The people you meet there are truly one of a kind, and will leave you with an upbeat, happy memory that will last a very long time.

The narrator is new to me, but wow, she has such a powerful voice that touched my heart. This story was made more powerful and unforgettable in this audio book format. The story will touch your heart in a real way as you fall into its ebe and flow with the guiding voice of a very entertaining reader. :)

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  • Dixon

  • Stratham Shifters, Book 6
  • By: Sarah J. Stone
  • Narrated by: Connor Brown
  • Length: 3 hrs and 33 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

Melody must decide how to get her two younger sisters safe while at the same time keep her uncle away from her. When she agrees to be wedded to another elf from another territory, she only does it to ensure her sister’s safety. But when the news gets to her sisters, they have something else in mind, and it certainly doesn’t involve Melody marrying to keep them safe. Thrust into the Human World with nothing but one bag and her sister’s vision of meeting her mate, Melody has no clue what to do.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Excitement from beginning to end

  • By Amazon CustomerBeliever on 08-12-18

Heartfelt and Hopful

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

Reviewed: 08-13-18

Dixon is a story overflowing with heart and hope. The best stories are the ones that have a natural flow and are not forced. Dixon is one of those stories that was able to capture my heart and keep it. It was such a pleasure experiencing this wondrous journey and learning all about the amazing characters that we meet along the way. Shifters are some of my favorite paranormal creatures, and this story did not disappoint.

I very much enjoyed the mixing of elves and shifters. It gave the story extra spice and intrigue. The solid storyline helped me to enjoy characters like Dixon and Melody so much more. I wish there could have been a little more to get to know them better, but otherwise, these two felt like they are perfect for the other. Both missing an important piece of their life until they were finally able to meet. I loved how they complimented the other and were exactly what the other needed to complete their life and mission.

The narration was a truly a listening pleasure. I enjoyed this wonderful experience from beginning to end. It helped to bring this story to life and hit home the important themes that permeate every page. I recommend this brilliant audio experience to every paranormal fan.

  • Fire, Blood, and Beauty

  • A Reverse Harem Romance
  • By: Zara Zenia
  • Narrated by: Victoria Mei
  • Length: 6 hrs and 47 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 70
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 69
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 69

One minute, I’m a 19-year-old woman trying to get through life, and the next second I’m in space, charged with saving the human race on an alien planet. Four men show up vowing to love and protect me, except they aren’t men at all, they're alien dragon shifters and vampires. They say we’re mates. I say they’re crazy.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • It’s all in the title

  • By Ginger on 05-25-18

Spectacularly Moving and Wonderfully Enchanting

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

Reviewed: 07-24-18

Fire, Blood, and Beauty is a spectacularly moving and wonderfully enchanting journey full of unearthly surprises, heart-stopping passion, and unwavering hope. This story completely wrecked my heart, and then it transformed it with such beautiful hope. Nothing compares to the fierce determination and single-minded mission of the heart. No matter how hard we try, it refuses to be transparent or reasoned away. All that we can do it hold on for the wild ride, and this was one incredible ride.

I held my breath the entire time as I walked this journey with these amazing characters. They never failed to awe, surprise, and entertain me the entire time. They didn’t act as I would have expected, but instead they gave me such a wickedly spellbinding adventure that will never leave my mind or my heart. They have left a lasting impression that will forever leave my heart wanting, soaring high, and so very grateful.

I am dying for the next book in this series as I am seriously addicted to this author and her impressive talent. When you find an author that moves you as much as this one has while keeping true heart, passion, and hope alive and realistic in her stories, you do everything you can to cherish and savor the precious gift freely given. This is one author I plan to keep a close eye on. Her talent is out of this world, and I can’t wait to read more!

The narration was truly a moving and unforgettable performance! The gifted narrator knew how to capture, dazzle, and captivate me the entire time. This was such a precious gift! Thank you so much!

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  • Jade

  • Perfect Match Series, Book 4
  • By: Rachelle Ayala, Perfect Match
  • Narrated by: Charley Ongel
  • Length: 3 hrs and 2 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 7
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 7
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 7

For author Jade Reed, romance is for the books. When her bestie cooks up a scheme for the perfect match on a tropical island, Jade sees an opportunity for a writing experience. Who needs a man? Navy SEAL Aiden Lin needs to unwind. His mom wants a daughter-in-law. She sets him up for a one-week vacation with his perfect match. He doesn’t need a wife yet, but maybe he can have some fun and make his mom happy. Neither is looking for love though they’re in the right place. Is it the right time, wrong time, or enough time? Listen to learn more....

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Opposites Attract

  • By Claire on 08-08-18

A Getaway to Remember

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

Reviewed: 07-13-18

What a marvelous story about a romance author who has sworn off love! Most people would agree that this seems unthinkable, but as in life people are not always kind and honest. When the pain and betrayal are more then we can bare, we shut down in order to control the pain and especially any future pain. I was utterly delighted by the stunning twists and turns along the way. How heartening it when fate bends over backwards in order to lead people to where they need to be.

Jade and Aiden captured my heart so effortlessly, and I never wanted it back. These are two extraordinary people who deserved so much more than what life has dealt them. They have boundless potential and unexplored depth that only the most persistent would ever discover. What a breathtaking couple they make! Only time can truly know what is in store for them, and I hope you never give up on your dreams no matter what!

The audio performance is out of this world incredible! This is what all narration aspires to. The masterful mechanics as well as the heart and soul put into each precious character. My mind is still reeling at this glorious journey, and my heart refuses to let it go.

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  • Hide My Heart

  • Love and Trouble
  • By: Rachelle Ayala
  • Narrated by: Tor Thom, Charley Ongel
  • Length: 4 hrs and 1 min
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 25
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 24
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 24

Amber McKay ran away from home to find adventure. She found Hunter instead. Now Amber’s on the run again and this time she isn’t alone. Nate Riley has always had big dreams - leave home, marry, raise a family. Family responsibility stole those dreams. Will fate return them? 

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Great Narration!

  • By Just My Opinion on 07-12-18

Haunting and Riveting

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

Reviewed: 07-12-18

This is a slightly unconventional romance story from this author but no less powerful and insightful. This story will wrap itself around your heart until it is the only thing you see, feel, and know. Romantic suspense is only of my absolute favorite genres, and this story proves exactly why. The storyline is compelling, the characters truly inspiring, and the feels are out of this world. Nothing can prepare you for the depth and heart within these pages!

Amber and Nate have watched their lives turn into something they never would have imagined. While one falls into a dangerous situation, the other finds them self drowning in stagnation. When they reconnect, their lives are blown apart by the connection that has only grown between them. While the danger hunting them down forces the evaluation of the decisions that brought them here, they are also faced with how they want to spend their future. Will they allow things to stay the same, or will they take an even bigger danger head on and ask for what their heart longs for above all else?

Tor Thom and Charley Ongel performed this audiobook to pure perfection! This story was brought to life through the magic of voice, and I fell in love with these incredible characters once again. I am always left in awe after I finish enjoying an audiobook. The magic of an author's soul weaved to the power of the human voice is a heart-changing and life-altering experience every time!

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  • Played by Love

  • By: Rachelle Ayala
  • Narrated by: Tor Thom, Charley Ongel
  • Length: 2 hrs and 12 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 22
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 22
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 22

Soccer goalkeeper Jaden Sloup has his eye on Ella Kennedy, a woman who won’t date jocks or frat boys. He dons a pair of nerd glasses and hugs a laptop to convince her he’s a techno geek, and she agrees to go to with him to a cosplay convention in Las Vegas, where his team’s playoff game happens to be. Jaden must juggle sizzling in the sheets with Ella against a soccer match and hanging with his frat-brother teammates. When a bully harasses Ella and challenges Jaden to a fight, he proves even a goalie can score.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • ROMCOM

  • By Jennifer K. on 07-27-18

Playfully Fun and Heart-warmingly Touching

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

Reviewed: 07-11-18

This is a wickedly hot and wildly playful story that is sure to catch your ear and your heart along the way. What starts off as a fun no-strings arrangement quickly turns into more then just surprising feelings and emotion. Walls have to be torn down and misunderstandings set to light. A light read turns into so much more and will set your mind and heart aflame.

Ella and Jaiden have nothing in common except their blindingly hot attraction. When they begin to complicate a simple arrangement as more then just their bodies get involved, circumstances force them to face what they can't bare to admit even to themselves. They must have the courage to reach for what they want before its taken away by those seeking to hurt them permanently.

This narrator duo is my absolute favorite, and they have hit another performance out of the park! Nothing in truly as it seems, and listening to these incredible characters come to life is live celebrating the greatest day of my life. Bravo! These two masters know how to rock a story and ingrain it deeply into your heart.

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  • Bonding with the Beast: A Kindred Tales Novella

  • Brides of the Kindred
  • By: Evangeline Anderson
  • Narrated by: McKenzie Cartwright
  • Length: 4 hrs and 45 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 27
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 26
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 27

Hail is a Dark Kindred. Since emotions are outlawed on his home world, he is learning to feel now that he lives on the Mother Ship. Strong emotions are bad news, though - they bring out the part of his DNA that is Bolaxian Beast, a race of beings known for their fierce breeding lust. 

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Fantastic Read!

  • By G C on 07-06-18

Utterly Flawless Perfection!

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

Reviewed: 07-06-18

Bonding with the Beast is a uniquely phenomenal experience that will blow your mind and incinerate your heart. You will be left with the smoldering ashes of your resistance sizzling all around you. There is nothing more sensual or more enticing then a story that has a man who holds his beast at bay with a tentative hold while trying to not fall for a woman who makes his heart light up and his beast howl with desperate need. Beauty and the Beast will always be my favorite fairy tale no matter how old I get. Love is never wrong or devastating when the heart is completely invested and refuses to be denied.

This story delightfully couples my love for a well-written romance with my appreciation of the wonderful world of sci fi. It is such a blissful coupling that fully engages my mind while feeding my heart in a way that will leave its indelible mark. I highly recommend this and any other book written by this fantastic author. She is one not be missed!

The characters made my heart melt in delirium and took my mind on a wonderful high. I never experienced such an intellectually challenging and deeply touching story that reached such a high caliber of satisfaction. This story and its author could easily earn every romance award ever created in my opinion. This is truly the gold standard of romance!

McKenzie Cartwight was absolute and undeniable perfection in her incredible narration of this marvelous story! Her performance was wonderfully flawless and truly inspiring. I hated for this audiobook adventure to end. It portrayed a brilliance and depth that you don’t see often enough, and the talent was through the roof! This was an overwhelming beauty that I welcomed for only a short time into my life, but its impact will be felt for a very long time to come.

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  • Alien Zookeeper's Abduction: A Sci-Fi Alien Abduction Romance

  • By: Zara Zenia, Juno Wells
  • Narrated by: Sophie James
  • Length: 4 hrs and 33 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 27
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 26
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 26

Jewel is a tomboy who was eventually discharged from the military because she struggled to get along with others and couldn’t adjust to the military's restricted lifestyle. After a scandal that disrupted the social order back home, Kay is banished to a zoological research vessel, where he acts as curator. He struggles to prove himself, trying to earn his place in the order again so that he can end his exile and return to his normal life. But when it turns out that Jewel was abducted from home and placed in an alien zoo, with Kay as the only other being around, she questions his intentions.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Will Keep You Entertained!

  • By G C on 07-03-18

Fun and Exciting

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

Reviewed: 06-20-18

Alien Zookeeper is an intriguing and entertaining journey. I was amazed by the in-depth look into alien technology and the enthusiasm for strange, new world. It had a little of a Star Trek feel to it which helped to captivate my attention and capture my heart. What you find within these pages is a beautifully complex storyline mixed with amazing characters that you are given the privilege to experience and enjoy. I am a huge sci-fi junkie, so when you mix that with a wonderful romance, you will always have my full attention.

Nothing is as wonderful as getting to know characters that can’t help but draw you to them. There is a magic about it that speaks to my very soul. I found that and so much more within this fun story. When you have two characters who are looking for more in life, but are clueless on how to make the change themselves, you know you are in store for something big and pretty incredible. I was not disappointed in the least! This is a breath of fresh air with its meaty and gritty story that is shaped by characters that are jaded and yet hopeful. That in itself will have me dying to read it!

The narration is a masterful touch to this already stunning story. The characters are highlighted and brought to life like no words on a page can accomplish. This story will reach into your heart and trigger a change you never saw coming. What an unforgettable experience!!

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