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N.Carlisle

Sacramento, CA
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  • Desire Untamed

  • Feral Warriors Series, Book 1
  • By: Pamela Palmer
  • Narrated by: Rob Shapiro
  • Length: 9 hrs and 36 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 658
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 600
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 602

Kara MacAllister thinks she's just an average, small-town preschool teacher until the night a mysterious stranger shows up at her door claiming that she's not only immortal, but the chosen one of a band of powerful shape-shifting males. Lyon steals her away from everything she knows and thrusts her into a world beyond her comprehension, a world filled with magic, nightmares, and perilous danger where Kara discovers an inner strength she never knew she possessed, and a passion in the arms of Lyon beyond anything she ever imagined.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • ROAR!!!!!!

  • By CINDY on 10-03-14

Great story...ok narrator

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

Reviewed: 10-16-18

great story, excellent world building and just enough description without being too raunchy. the only down part was the narrator. he was great as the Male characters but didnt even seem to try for the female characters. I'll still download the rest though!

  • Pleasure

  • Shadowdwellers Series, Book 3
  • By: Jacquelyn Frank
  • Narrated by: Kirsten Potter
  • Length: 11 hrs and 22 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 429
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 400
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 399

Discipline. Penance. Order. A Sanctuary priest's life revolves around such things. But when Sagan is taken captive and thrust into the Alaskan wilderness, he encounters a woman who challenges his faith and his self-control. Valera is a natural born witch who almost lost herself to the lure of dark magic. By rights, Sagan should shun her, but convention will count for nothing in the face of a passion that could change the world of the Shadowdwellers forever.... As Chancellor of the Shadowdwellers, Malaya's first duty is to her people. Her bodyguard, Guin, knows this only too well.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A PLEASURE TO LISTEN TO

  • By 🔹🔹🔹CAROLYN 🔹🔹🔹 on 01-22-13

book 3 does ex machina

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

Reviewed: 09-27-18

let's put it on the table. chapters 1-8 are complete throw aways and then the book starts all over again at chapter 1 again. we only revisit Sagan and Valera again as a deus ex machina at the end of Gwin and Maleia's cycle. it really bothered me. Sagan and Valera truly deserved their own book.

in addition to that the climax of the main story such for all 3 books deserved much more attention and detail than it was given which was also a disappointment.

that said, as always Jacqueline Frank writes steamy, curl your toes and squirm in your chair hot love scenes and even with disliking this particular book I'll come back for more.

I hope she thinks on writing longer books in the future, I guess the summation of my gripes with book 3 is that I didnt get to enjoy her talent enough!

  • The Last Mermaid

  • By: Shana Abé
  • Narrated by: Jill Tanner
  • Length: 20 hrs and 2 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    3.5 out of 5 stars 97
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 57
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 56

These three tales are set in different time periods, yet connected in the tumultuous tides around the mystical island of Kell, off the Scottish coast. In 531 A.D., Prince Aedan finds himself washed ashore on the island of Kell, saved by a sensuous siren. In 1721, deadly, beautiful assassin Leila finds herself magically drawn to her next victim, Ronan MacMhuirich, Earl of Kell. In 2004, Ruri Kell agrees to sell her family island to Scottish professor Iain McInnes, but she soon discovers he's after more than her property.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Eternal love. Eternal legend

  • By N.Carlisle on 07-28-18

Eternal love. Eternal legend

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

Reviewed: 07-28-18

At first I wasn't sold. the first 15 minutes of this book were meh. As the story evolved though I was hooked completely. it expertly weaves legend with romance and love and fairy tale. so much so that I actually purchased a hardcover copy of the book to keep on my shelf. I've recommended it to all of my friends. all three stories will capture you and hold tight. I cannot say enough good things about it. and the narrator's performance? superb. in the first story she captures the certain OTHERNESS of Ione and the frustration of Aiden. she subtly curls her words when Laila speaks in the second. all the way up to the very end...just a wonderful experience!!

  • Kingdom by the Sea

  • The Lore Chronicles, Book 1
  • By: Kathryn Le Veque
  • Narrated by: Gary Furlong
  • Length: 1 hr and 48 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 59
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 52
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 53

Join the lady warrior and the powerful Northman as each tries to outsmart the other, where tall tales mingle with myth and perhaps a grain of truth, and where brute strength does not always win out over all. As a raid goes on around them, the lady warrior and the Northman become so engrossed in their game of cunning and tall tales that neither one realizes when they cease to become mortal enemies and start to become attracted to one another.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Very entertaining tragedy

  • By Steen on 12-27-16

Pure Romance

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

Reviewed: 07-14-18

This book won't curl your toes but it will make your heartache. The author takes a well known poem, Annabell Lee, and stretches it over bone and sinew made of pure romance. it will make you smile. it will make your heart flutter. And it will make you cry. with notes of Beowulf, Wuthering Heights and a pinch of the legend of Rhiannon Sidhe it's a wonderful bouquet of heartstrings to be plucked.

  • The Highlander

  • To Tempt a Highlander, Book 3
  • By: Kerrigan Byrne
  • Narrated by: Derek Perkins
  • Length: 11 hrs and 33 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 489
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 452
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 454

They call him the Demon Highlander. The fearsome Lieutenant Colonel Liam MacKenzie is known for his superhuman strength, towering presence, and fiery passion in the heat of battle. As laird to the MacKenzie clan, the undefeated marquess has vanquished his foes with all the rage and wrath of his barbaric Highland ancestors. But when an English governess arrives to care for his children, the master of war finds himself up against his greatest opponent...in the game of love.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Great series - hoping there is more to come!

  • By denise on 09-24-16

good old fashion sexy romance

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

Reviewed: 07-07-18

break out the ice because this one is a hot one! loved it. it's in the thread of the mid 90s early 2000s style of sexy, smutty, tumultuous romance. will read again and again and again