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Promised

The Clans, Book 1
Narrated by: Amber Bray
Series: The Clans Series, Book 1
Length: 5 hrs and 8 mins
Categories: Romance, Suspense
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She’s promised to me, and I’ll damn well have her.

Mariana may have gone through hell, but she doesn’t get to make decisions right now. She was promised to me by her father, the second she was born. Our families made a pact to preserve the future of the clans.

We’re the destined King and Queen of the Romanian Mob. Now, after being trapped for years at the hands of a psychopath - after I’ve rescued her, I might add - the sassy woman wants to play games. She can play all she wants, but the only thing she’ll be doing is losing. 

Promised is a full-length novel that can be listened to as a stand-alone in the Clans. You do not have to listen to the series from book one but is recommended. Happy listening!

©2017 Knox Publishing (P)2019 Knox Publishing

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The princess rises

Mariana the Romanian Mob Princess is held captive for 8 grueling years when her betrothed Ion rescues her. This story is gritty but has a very satisfying HEA.

Amber Bray does a great job narrating!

This story may be triggering.

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Intense read!

I loved this book it was intense, dark, and it had a few twists that keep me wanting more. I cant wait to see where this series goes. The narration really brought this book to life it was amazing. AudiobookObsession

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King & Queen Of The Romanian Mob!

Promised (The Clans, Book 1) had caught my eye with its synopsis and the sample audio nailed it. I was hooked right from the first word of chapter one and listened to it without being able to stop. Mafia is one of my favourite subgenres of romance along with romantic suspense that spools through the narrative. This audio molds into a beautiful, intense, romantic suspense with dark moments, unexpected twists and mafia dealings. I absolutely loved everything about this audio inclusive of compelling characters with complex personalities, writing style of this author, blood-tingling twists, sultry love moments and a narator who brings more to the narrative.

I hope the other books in this series get turned into audio's as only one and three are currently available on audio. I just wanted more and didn't want it to end.

Narator Amber Bray was the perfect choice to narate this audio. Her intonation fit the mood and character's. Brings more sentiments at the right places. I loved the different tones used to differentiate between the characters. A flawless performance bringing the characters and narrative to being.

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Tortured Soul but not Broken

I loved Mariana was so strong of will and not easily broken. Her resolve and will to survive is what makes her a great character. I can’t wait to listen to more from this series. Amber Bray did a fantastic job with the narration.

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Worse luck in the world!!

Wow this poor woman has the worst luck! Great storyline with good strong characters. Looking forward to the next book. Great narration from Amber.

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  • 09-30-19

Terrific Story & Narration🎧Twisted & Intense!

This is a terrific mafia romance, it is my first book by Elizabeth Knox and it will not be my last. I enjoyed her writing style and the interesting storylines she created which I found captivating from start to end. The characters and world dynamics are complex and well developed. Mariana Vasile is the daughter of a Romanian Mafia leader, there are several families, aka clans, with power and hers is a powerful ones. Woman can not be leaders in her world but when she was a baby her father promised her to the son of another powerful family. When Mariana was 16 she and her family were abducted, her parents brutally murdered and she was held captive for eight years, sexually abused and tortured. This was all done as a power play. The son she was promised to, Ion Petran, never gave up looking for her, it took him eight years but he finds her and rescues her. Mariana went thru hell at the hands of a monster, she came out of it with a beautiful daughter which gave her the strength to survive. I liked how well plotted this story is and how everything went down, there are some dark and twisted moments as well drama, angst, action, some suspenseful moments that takes you to the edge of your seat and a nice build up of trust to a loving relationship between Mariana and Ion. Thank you Elizabeth Knox for this great story, I am looking forward to what comes next in “The Clans” world.

I listened to the Audible edition, Amber Bray is a wonderful narrator and a versatile voice performer. She brings these characters to life, gives each their own voice and personality, as well as heart and attitude. She does an amazing job covering both male and female roles making your think there is more than one narrator. She is an entertaining storyteller and a pleasure to listen to. Thank you for another great listen🎧

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Heartfelt story of survival

This story was moving and heartfelt but what really gave it life was the narrator’s story telling ability. With tough as nails characters, this book was very enjoyable.

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Loved the narrator!

First off, Amber Bray did an amazing job on this story. The voices she does for the male characters are on point.

I was confused about this story a little. It started out very dark and then turned into a sassy game. I feel like the character should have been more broken after being captive for eight years. Other than that I did like the story and enjoyed the characters.

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Love Ion

Another amazing book by Elizabeth. Mariana was promised to Ion until she was kidnapped. Ion will stop at nothing to find her. Drama, suspense, twisted, intense. Amber Bray did a wonderful job narrating.
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Full of suspense!

This short is full of suspense with a love that runs deep. Mariana was ripped from her house 8 years ago. Kidnapped, alone except for her daughter, she is helpless. Ion was promised Mariana to be his at birth. Now his mission is to find her, keep her safe and become the head of the clans. But with circumstances as they are, will he find her, and will she be his? This is the beginning of a promising series. It introduces some very dark characters, gives us a love story that is slow burn and passionate, has so many twists and turns and leaves us wanting more. I can't wait to see what the clans have in store in book 2.

Narrated by Amber Bray, the story comes to life. She has a great voice for romantic suspense. With wonderful voices, both male and female, she can use her voice to give the mood of the story, add the thrill to the suspense and bring it all home. It's a great listen.

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  • 09-30-19

Mafia romance

I normally really enjoy mafia romances but this one wasn't quite what I expected. I think the writing isn't really my style. That being said the storyline was interesting and the characters were well developed.

I wasn't a huge fan of the way Amber narrated this book. She always sounded angry even during scenes that didn't call for anger. It just threw the dynamic of the book way off for me.

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  • Carissa R.
  • 09-25-19

3 stars

I've seen this book/author pop up a few times in a few of my facebook groups. The cover and blurb intrigued me. I wanted to give it a shot to this new to me author. Sadly, I felt this book needed more plot development in the beginning. We get thrown into this "Clan world," basically told instead of shown. Or it seemed it could be a skim forward plot. Things were moving way to fast for me and it took the enjoyment out of the characters and story. Also was kind of predicable. A lot of things were very repetitive and Ion kept on mentioning the same thing over and over. I just think this book need more time worked on it.

Ohhh, I really liked Amber Bray's narration, her male voice is also good. She did well with the accents.

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  • 09-24-19

Great storyline

Wow this poor woman has the worst luck! Great storyline with good strong characters. Looking forward to the next book. Great narration from Amber.