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A Bloody Good Cruise

Narrated by: Anthony Lee
Length: 8 hrs and 26 mins
4 out of 5 stars (8 ratings)

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Romance writer Mona Rossi's book sales are slipping. She needs new ideas and fast! Her vampire love, Fausto Silvius is a doctor aboard the Romanza, a luxury cruise ship. Holding a "Motion on the Ocean" writer's cruise sounds like a great idea. What better way to combine a career boost with romance?
 

But they soon discover hunters on board who give chase to Fausto and his fellow vampires. While he longs to bring Mona into his world, how can he convince her to join him with fringe lunatics on the hunt? In the prime of her life she's not sticking her neck out for a shot at eternity.

©2014 Diana Rubino (P)2019 Diana Rubino

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Just right for a listen on a beach

Five years after its original release in print, A Bloody Good Cruise by best-selling author Diana Rubino is available now in audiobook format and although Romance isn’t my favorite genre, I spent this Weekend listening to this one, in order to bring you all the promised review.

The story follows Mona Rossi, a young and very attractive Romance writer as she embarks on the voyage of her life on the beautiful and luxurious cruise ship Romanza. Looking for new ideas for a future novel, as current sales aren’t great, and hoping to touch bases with the man she is in love with. Mona finds herself pulled into a world filled with love, sex, intrigue and deadly perils, on a cruise ship that hides secrets and dangers.

There are vampires, a lot of romance, a group of vampire hunters, the promise of everlasting life, if the hunters don’t get you first, and one or two love stories, of course.

The author’s writing style is fluid, easy to follow, funny and her descriptions for the characters and the world that surrounds them is vivid and well done.

The audiobook version of A Bloody Good Cruise is performed by Anthony Lee and he does his best with the matterial provided. In my humble opinion, this audiobook should have been narrated by a female narrator, as it is customary with stories that have the main protagonist a woman, but that’s just me beeing strict and obtuse, probably.

Anthony Lee brings all the characters to life with different voices and accents, while at the same time reading the story in his strong and serious voice. I can surely see him casting for a Thriller or a Sci-Fi audiobook, but he did as much as can be expected of him with this Romance story.

If you are into Romance books, vampires and escapes on the blue waters, A Bloody Good Cruise might just be the audiobook to take with you on the beach, or why not, on a cruise…

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Victor

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Interesting Paranormal Romance

This was my first Diana Rubino's book. This paranormal romance was nothing like what I have read before. The storyline is complex, interesting, fun, and filled with mystery, suspense, danger, action, and drama. With vampires and hunters in the same cruise, unexpected adventures are unavoidable! The ending is great. Anthony Lee did a good reading of this story. I was given a free review copy of the audiobook — at my request — and have voluntarily left this review.

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A Bloody Good Cruise

A Bloody Good Cruise is my first introduction to the writings of Diana Rubino. This book tells about an author, Mona, the human, and a doctor, Fausto, the vampire. They are on a cruise and are attracted to one another. They find themselves in danger because of an ex wife and vampire hunters.
I have to admit A Bloody Good Cruise is one read I was not sure about at first, but I love to dive into something new. I am so glad I did. I thought this book was great. I enjoyed the danger, fast paced action, adventure and the opposites attract romance. I thought it was an all around fun read. Especially, the audio version. The performance of Anthony Lee was fabulous.
I am giving A Bloody Good Cruise four and a half stars. I would love to read ore stories by Diana Rubino in the near future. I recommend this one for those who enjoy paranormal romance.
I received the audio version of this book from the publisher. This review is 100% my own honest opinion.

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Enjoyed

This cruise will be interesting. A murderer, Vampires. Vampire hunters and a Vampire wedding. What could be more fun. The story line is very interesting and kept me entertained throughout the book. The vampires in this book are not your average vampires. They are generally good people but the hunters say otherwise. The narrator did a great job with the characters voices. I was gifted this book at my request in exchange for an honest review.

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Very good

I found this audiobook to be very good. It had a lot of suspense, drama and humor. The narrator does a great job reading this story.

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Good LOL story

I got this story via audiobook boom and this is my voluntary review. Although, from reading the description you would think this was a romantic suspense story, it was actually a romantic comedy for me. The narrator did not float my boat, pun intended. But there were several parts of the story that were laugh out loud moments for me. Either because the narration was not so good or the story was just plain funny. There were some serious issues with how the story was told and I assume the author wanted them to be funny. If not they were funny to me. The romance was sprinkled in just enough to keep the story going. I am not sure if the author intended for this to be a funny vampire story but it made my day.

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  • Sandy M
  • Nebraska, United States
  • 06-15-19

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Wow, The narrator totally ruined this for me. Seemed more like a YA book, adding the poor narration, it was definitely not for me.