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Cherry Stem

Vampire Cherry, Book 1
Narrated by: Wendy Tremont King
Series: Vampire Cherry, Book 1
Length: 8 hrs and 12 mins
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Turned at the cusp of a promising career in the adult movie industry, Cherry Stem has to rely on her mesmerizing vampire gaze for her meals and money. With the rent deadline approaching, settling for pocket change isn't an option, so she reluctantly lets tall, dark, and handsome Detective Alex Marsden take her home for the night and fulfill her needs.

Only she gets more than she bargained for.

When Cherry meets Alex, she expects him to be nothing more than another "girl meets boy, girl feeds from boy, girl erases boy's memories" hook-up. Once missing young women, the vampire council, and her irresistible ex are thrown into the mix though, she realizes nothing is as simple or random as she thought it was.

And her unlife isn't the only thing at stake.

©2011 Sotia Lazu (P)2015 Sotia Lazu

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Great read.

What made the experience of listening to Cherry Stem the most enjoyable?

"I was provided this audiobook at no charge by the author, publisher and/or narrator in exchange for an unbiased review via AudiobookBlast dot com" I really enjoyed this book. It was fast pace, interesting. Had a great storyline with twist. I would recommend this book/series. I look forward to the 2nd book

Who was your favorite character and why?

Alex. He was brave and accepting to a new world

Have you listened to any of Wendy Tremont King’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

No. But she is a great narrator.

Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

This book was funny especially the interaction with Constantine.

Any additional comments?

can't wait to start the next book

5 of 5 people found this review helpful

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  • dailey
  • Council Bluffs, IOWA, US
  • 10-09-15

Cherry's World

Where does Cherry Stem rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

This one is pretty good. I love that it is a series because I can't get enough of Cherries crazy world.

What was one of the most memorable moments of Cherry Stem?

I just mostly liked following along Cherry's life. I mean who ever thought to make an ex video porn girl into a vampire. I say this was brilliant on the author's part. She gave us the listeners a very new and different vampire story line to be entertainer with. Cherry has a funny smarty mouth, hot sex scenes and a true love. I thought the story was fast paced and interesting. I hope the author and the narrator keep going with this series. They both did a great job of entering us the listeners. 2 thumbs up.

Which character – as performed by Wendy Tremont King – was your favorite?

Cherry of course. Wendy King is a very talented narrator so when I had a chance to listen to something new and different that she had narrated I jumped on it. She has this way of bringing that funny smarty mouth to life in Cherry Stem.

If you were to make a film of this book, what would the tag line be?

A day in the life of Cherry Stem.

Any additional comments?

I received this audio book in exchange for a review.

2 of 2 people found this review helpful

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I LOVE CHERRY!!!! I ANTICIPATE A GREAT SERIES!!!!

Would you listen to Cherry Stem again? Why?

Absolutely...this is a great book!

Who was your favorite character and why?

Cherry herself...she is snarky, and cute..and a tough girl...love love love her!!

Which scene was your favorite?

When Alex thinks she is a hooker at the beginning....I totally cracked up laughing!!

Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

When Cherry finds Alex near the end...

Any additional comments?

** I was given a free copy of this book in exchange for an honest review **

OMG THIS WAS FABULOUS!!! I love a good vamp series and I have definitely found one!!!

Cherry is a newly turned vamp of 6yrs...and she kind of hangs out at bars and nightclubs to feed and we will say get some male attention...lol She then wipes there mind and they just think they had a sexy night! She is out one night and meets Alex...he is a cop and she is super attracted to him...she goes home with him and after a case of mistaken identity..lol They have a great night together, Cherry accidentally falls asleep, and then almost gets fried by the sun..lol She has A LOT of explaining to do after this....Well Alex has been on a case where young women are disappearing and Cherry just so happens to be part of that without her knowledge..and it all takes off from there...This book also has quite a bit of sexy time...SO ENJOY!!!

100% RECOMMEND AND I AM MOVING ON TO #2 NOW!!!!

3 of 4 people found this review helpful

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a vampire mystery

I was attracted to this book not because it is about vampires (I never got into vampire fiction), but because it sounded like a good mystery. I wasn’t disappointed, either. The mystery is very nicely constructed, and the characters, vampire and human, are well drawn and fairly believable. This book won’t lure me into reading more vampire fiction, but it was an enjoyable read.

The performance of the narrator was professional in all respects.

I received a copy of this book in exchange for this unbiased review via the courtesy of AudioBookBlast dot com.

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Intriguing new vampire series

Where does Cherry Stem rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

Cherry Stem is a refreshing addition to the PNR genre. I am highly anticipating more from author Sotia Lazu and the narrator Wendy Tremont King.

What about Wendy Tremont King’s performance did you like?

Wendy Tremont King does an excellent job with the different voices for the various characters and she's also extremely talented at infusing the proper emotion into a moment without overdoing it.

Any additional comments?

I received a free copy of this book in exchange for an honest review.
Fans of paranormal romance will absolutely enjoy this series. It's a must read.

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LilyElement Book Reviews - Cherry Stem

What about Wendy Tremont King’s performance did you like?

Wendy Tremont King, the narrator, was enjoyable to listen to. I feel like I've heard her voice before, but can't place it. She brought the story to life well, and held my attention. I'm glad I was able to experience a new to me narrator, and I can't wait to get book two on audiobook.

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I have to admit, Cherry Stem was even better than I expected. I entered the book thinking the main character was going to be a flashy woman I wouldn't be able to connect with. She's a model turned adult movie star that was turned into a vampire. I figured the book would focus on that, but it didn't really. It opens with those details and Cherry going out and hitting the bar scene so she can get her next meal. Little did she know that her undead life would be changed that night. She meets a hunky police officer, Alex Marsden, and they wind up going back to his house. Things were going great, until the morning rolled around and all of a sudden we're getting BBQ'ed Cherry. Talk about not a pleasant way to wake up. That pretty much sealed the deal that Alex finds out about Cherry being a vampire.

This is where it gets interesting. The duo continues with their relationship and a vampire winds up threatening Alex to stop looking into a case. Forced to enlist Cherry's old flame for help, they all have to figure out who is behind girls going missing and some other nasty deeds before it's too late. The mystery element was nice, I wasn't able to figure out the whodunit before that part of the story unfolded. That's always a plus in my book, especially when it's not a person out of left field. The characters were solid, I enjoyed Cherry's character the most. She has a bit of spunk that kept me entertained. I really enjoyed Cherry Stem and can't wait to read book two. I suggest this if you're looking for an Urban Fantasy vampire book.

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a trips down imagination road review

Would you listen to Cherry Stem again? Why?

Yes, enjoyable with good narration. The story kept a good pace.

What did you like best about this story?

The characterizations not just from the author but also from the narrator.

Which scene was your favorite?

Any scene where Cherry proved that she wasn't just something to look at!

Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

No, but only because I can't listen in one sitting, I didn't want to stop listening at some points though!

Any additional comments?

Title: Cherry Stem
Series: Vampire Cherry (#1)
Author: Sotia Lazu
Narrator: Wendy Tremont King
From: Audible Review Copy
Genre: Paranormal, Crime/Mystery, Romance
Release Date: 13th January 2011
Challenges: COYER Scavenger Hunt
Links: Goodreads - Amazon - Audible

Cherry was at the beginning of a promising career in the adult video industry when she was turned into a vampire. Having learnt to cope on her own, she meets Alex, a police officer in charge of finding missing girls in her city. Instantly drawn to him, the more she talks to him the more she likes him, but when the mystery involves him she steps it up.

Cherry Stem was one of those books that I really wanted to read, then started to read, wasn't too sure about, then ended up really enjoying. It was a complex relationship, and I'm not all that too sure how much of that was to do with the fact that it was an audiobook or not.

Wendy Tremont King was brilliant as a narrator. Not only did she have a wide variety of voices that suited each individual character and helped to round them out both personality and physically, but she also added emotion behind Cherry's thoughts that not all narrators would have done. Saying that this is the first person narrative book that I've listened to as opposed to read, so it could be that.

There were some particularly hot scenes between Alex and Cherry, and the chemistry between them was well played out by both the author and the narrator. It was easy to see that they worked well together both intellectually and physically.

Vampires were approaching the traditional in Cherry Stem, they couldn't go out in the sunlight and were quite difficult (but not impossible to kill). I did like the way that vampire politics came into it, and the way that the author introduced the idea of having a 'well known' or recognisable person turned.

The mystery became clearer and clearer as the book went on , and I liked how it unravelled in front of me (or into my ears). Because Alex was a detective it worked well as he was able to put pieces together, even more so when Cherry added vampire knowledge!

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Name does not say it all!

Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

Yes, good plot, good sex scenes.

What was one of the most memorable moments of Cherry Stem?

I was surprised by the ending and cannot wait for the next book!

Have you listened to any of Wendy Tremont King’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

Yes, I have listed to Wendy Tremont King's other performances and she is now one of my favorite narrators. I actually search her name to find what else she has narrated. The genre is different for her but I like her ability to diversify.

Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

When Cherry was emotional so was I!

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Love this Series!

Would you consider the audio edition of Cherry Stem to be better than the print version?

I've never read the print version, but was thoroughly entertained by this audio book.

What did you like best about this story?

I really liked the storyline. The heroine was funny, smart and self reliant. She wasn't one those whiney characters who cried "why me", but rather someone who tried to solve her problems with a "what now" attitude.

Any additional comments?

This audiobook was provided by the author, narrator, or publisher at no cost in exchange for an unbiased review courtesy of Audiobook Blast.

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  • Kristi
  • Madison, WI United States
  • 01-07-16

Starting out can be so hard.

I was provided this audio book at no charge by the author of this book in exchange for an unbiased review via audiobook blast. com.
I thought this first book in a series was a bit of a slow start. this book introduces us to Cherry stem a young vampire still learning her way around. trying her best to be on her own.