• Black as Midnight

  • An Ariel Kimber Novel, Book 5
  • By: Mary Martel
  • Narrated by: Melissa Schwairy
  • Length: 10 hrs and 22 mins
  • 4.7 out of 5 stars (26 ratings)

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Publisher's Summary

Black as Midnight is the next full-length novel in the Ariel Kimber series. 

Ariel Kimber has finally settled into her life. Not only does she have a safe place to call home, one she actually loves, but she’s got the best roommate a girl could ask for. Oh, and he comes with an adorable little black cat as well.

And that’s not all that’s looking bright and shiny in Ariel’s life. She’s got a job now, working at Tyson’s shop - Fortunes for the Unfortunate. Her job is awesome, and it’s made even better by the fact she gets to work where her father, Rain Kimber, lives, who is also another bright spot in her life.

Life is golden, shiny, and the potential for happy days - endless.
Until it’s not. 

When the Council comes to call, you pick up the phone and answer...or you suffer the consequences.

Only a fool wouldn’t answer, and Ariel Kimber is no fool. With her coven of guys, her psychotic father, and the honorable Marcus Cole by her side, she can make it through anything.... Even the Council.

Ariel Kimber listening order:
Brothers of the Flame
Love Potion
Blood Magic
The Ties That Bind
Tyson (Novella)
Good Witch, Bad Witch (Short Story)
Black as Midnight

©2019 Mary Martel (P)2021 Mary Martel

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So happy to see the progression of the coven!!

Definitely one of my favs of the series so far! I enjoyed seeing Ariel using more of her powers, getting more comfortable with her own body and with the guys. So many adorable moments (along with exasperation with some of the guys hahah) and the steam finally picked up! I loved the vulnerability we saw in this book but also the strength shown by Ariel and her guys. The coven is finally coming together as it should be.

The plot develops more in this one, especially regarding the Council and their plans moving forward. I wanted to scream at my phone as I was listening to this one because of the audacity of them and I hope we clean slate because a new regime is needed. I was so happy to see Marcus come back into the fold (I wonder when they are going to finally tell Ariel what Rain was doing to him) and I hope he can remain in Ariel's life because I think he keeps getting the shaft when it comes to Ariel (because of Rain). I was intrigued but confused by the 2 new characters in the coven, intrigued because their tie in with Rain (so heartbreaking!) but confused about their relationship because its not like the others. I do like how they have already proven themselves in this group and can't wait to see what happens next.

No new comments in regards to the audiobook. I think this series could have been more spectacular with a male narrator but I understand keeping it to a female narrator throughout the whole series. I think Melissa does a good job, but she isn't my favorite because of her rendition of some of the guy voices. Definitely a solid 4 stars though for the narration!

On to the novellas before diving into the next audiobook! Oh and make sure to go to the author's fb group because there are some extra scenes that really add to the story (like Christmas!).

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Hot!

I love seeing Ariel connect even more with the guys. Her google search on double penetration - Awesome!!! Humor too. I’m interested to see how Marcus will fit into all of this when the time has come. Also her relationship with her guards. More yummy men!!!

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Great!

This latest installment of Ariel's story shows her continued growth in all things, her relationships with her guys, her relationship with her dad, her magic and her confidence! She faces danger and gets more protectors to help her along the way.

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Love the story and this series

I better get a fantastic addition to the series was just gets better and better. the steam is heating up as well as the story I can't get enough of these characters . I absolutely love the way that it's written you really fall into this world with them. And this is one of those Seiresif you can just keep listening to over and over again and just be in that world with them. Ariel is really fighting her place in the magical world with her magic with her coven with her family. I can't recommend this book in the series enough . The narrator does Ariels voice justice.

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i love this series

i can't wait for the next one in the series. Always great to listen over and over again.

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Love this series!!!!

Everything about this series is amazing and I adore this narrator! I hope Mary continues using her for the rest of the series.

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Amazing

can't get enough of this series. I have listened to this audiobook 3 times along with the others. Listening honestly brings this book and characters to life. I will definitely be listening again and again

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  • Noreah
  • 05-25-21

fantastic story of Ariel continues

I really loved this series by Mary martel and Ariel is a strong young lady. listening in order is a must here since this book 5 in the series. A lot of things happen here and she gets her bodyguards Trenton and Simon. She gets closer to Dash and Quinton even more. Must listen.