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First Fruits Audiobook

First Fruits

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Publisher's Summary

He's odd. But, then again, so is she....

Parsley Walker didn't want to fall in love. She wanted to pour coffee, serve flapjacks, and forget that she could read minds. She wanted to be a ghost in a waitress's uniform. But then fate walked in, and he had dark hair and a dark mood, and he looked at her like she was the only woman in the world.

And, to him, she was.

Jesse Linwood intended to blow into town, grab the girl, and get gone. Instead, the girl grabbed him with her shy smile and sad eyes. Now, his cold, black vampire heart beats for her alone, but he isn't the only one who craves her. To keep her safe, he must pick a fight he knows he cannot win.

©2017 Amanda Carney (P)2017 Amanda Carney

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    laura harkcom 09-12-17 Member Since 2015
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    "First Fruits"

    I really enjoyed reading First Fruits! It's a slow burn but worth the wait. The story was good, and the narrator did a great job. A word of warning though... this baby ends on a major cliffhanger! I'm off to search for the next one... hopefully it's already available!

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Rhonda 09-08-17
    Rhonda 09-08-17
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    "I liked it! Romance and drama!"
    What did you like best about this story?

    The storyline was very interesting and not terribly predictable. I didn't get bored or roll my eyes once. I enjoyed the writing and the good narration just make it even better.


    What about Lynn Norris’s performance did you like?

    She was fantastic as a narrator for this book. I would not hesitate to listen to her on another book.


    Any additional comments?

    I liked this book more than I expected. I wasn't expecting it to start out male on male so beware of that but once past that part it is a little more tame. I thought this book sounded good but I didn't have very high expectations. I was surprised and delighted to find it had a very good storyline- and the narration was very good too. I was voluntarily provided this free review copy audiobook by the author, narrator, or publisher

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Heather North Indiana 10-08-17
    Heather North Indiana 10-08-17 Member Since 2017
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    "Great vampire romance"

    Loved this story and the characters, but it does end on a cliffhanger. Engaging storyline that kept me hooked and wanting to know what comes next. Fantastic narrator as well. I'm looking forward to the next book! I received a free review copy of this audiobook at my request and I have voluntarily left this review.

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    Susann Acworth, GA, United States 09-28-17
    Susann Acworth, GA, United States 09-28-17 Member Since 2011
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    "Really enjoyed this"

    I really enjoyed this book. Funny, sweet and sexy. The story is well written and I think the narrator was a great match.

    It does end on a cliffhanger so now I'm dying for the next one.

    I received a free copy of this book for an unbiased review

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    Kimberly Smith Oklahoma City 09-24-17
    Kimberly Smith Oklahoma City 09-24-17 Member Since 2014
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    "Rough start"

    I went into this book thinking I was going to love it because 1) all the great reviews, and 2) I usually enjoy books in this genre. Unfortunately, this book was a bit difficult for me to finish due to all of the raunchy, crude sex scenes. It just seemed a bit much. The best thing about this book was the narration. I received a free review copy at my request and voluntarily left this review.

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    Tiff Durham, NC, United States 09-17-17
    Tiff Durham, NC, United States 09-17-17 Member Since 2011
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    "So so good but a freaking cliffhanger"
    Where does First Fruits rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    A strong 7.with 10 being the highest.


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    Jesse the vampire of course.


    Have you listened to any of Lynn Norris’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

    No this was the first but not the last.


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

    Yes


    Any additional comments?

    I was given this book in return for my honest opinion. So I loved this book. It was great listening to something different than my normal paranormal hotness. Great narration with a great story line!! I am ready for the next book.

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    Nadine JIM THORPE, PA, United States 09-17-17
    Nadine JIM THORPE, PA, United States 09-17-17 Member Since 2011
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    "Cliffhanger Alert"

    Huge cliffhanger at the end...it did leave you wanting more.

    Ok there are a few scenes were some readers maybe a little uncomfortable. There is M/M that is between his sire and a vamp...who refers to all he sires as his sons. Another word of warning...this is a bit darker at times and have a few graphic and violent scenes.

    There are many twist and turns, but what all can you really do when you are under the control of your sick sire and you want to fight for a woman...this is that tale. Loved getting the multiple POV...although didn't like everyone's minds.


    I was provided this free review copy audiobook by the author, narrator, or publisher in exchange for an honest review.

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    TinkerMel 09-13-17
    TinkerMel 09-13-17 Member Since 2017
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    "wow great story."

    SO, this is my first vampire book. I have always stayed away from the, thinking they would all kinds of the Twilight books. And the vamps would sparkle in the sun. Boy was I wrong. this book was good. its a slow build. not a boring build. But, before you know it, your hooked. You get get tons of knowledge about Par, Jessy,felix and Patrick. its fun learning about their back story. you also get romance. What do you do when the girl you fall for is the next victim your Master and to drink her blood from?

    The Narration From Miss Norris was amazing! So much so, that I actually paused my book to see if there was more then one narrator. This earned her a spot on my top five Fav narrators.

    I was voluntarily provided this free review copy audiobook by the author, narrator, or publisher.
    and trust me, I always give out my reviews, good or not.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    tina GREAT MILLS, MD, United States 09-13-17
    tina GREAT MILLS, MD, United States 09-13-17 Member Since 2012
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    "unexpected"

    the story was slow to start but once it got going it caught my attention! the man on man was not expected, for me I didn't like it but I'm sure others will. the end was a big cliff hanger! I am really interested in what happens next. I was given this free review copy audiobook at my request and have voluntarily left this review.

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    Shadowplay 09-09-17
    Shadowplay 09-09-17
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    "Soulful, Sizzling, and Addictive"
    What made the experience of listening to First Fruits the most enjoyable?

    The gift of lending these marvelous characters a voice that rebounds deep into my heart. I reveled in the life given to help me fall hopelessly in live with each incredible and precious character within this deliciously dark and heavenly inspirational storyline.


    What other book might you compare First Fruits to and why?

    I would compare this book to Decadent Dreams by Nicole Garcia only with a wonderfully delightful paranormal twist. The both contain a deep and beautfil love that has to be found, fought for, and protected while overcoming a huge internal struggle not to mention relentless outside forces.


    What does Lynn Norris bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

    Lynn Norris gives a raw and honest highlight to each impeccably developed character throughout this passionate journey. She offers a fiery determination and full heart as she brings beautiful justice to this incredible book. Her perfomance is absolute perfection and true decadence.


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

    I found myself giggling and crying a few times throught this brilliant plot. I savored every moment even when the characters tore my heart to shreds. Nothing feels as magical and as good as an incredible story filled with breathtaking characters just like this one.


    Any additional comments?

    I recommend this book to all paranormal romance readers. You will not be disappointed.

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    "Dark Versus Light in this Vampire Romance"

    This is a fascinating book that employs simple but effective techniques to add depth to its plot. Jesse is a vampire of the dark variety. In this paranormal world, the vampire maker or father, in this case Patrick, has supreme power, mostly through mind control, over his progeny. Power definitely corrupts leaving Patrick to be a pretty looking but disgusting patriarch of his family. He also desires Jesse above others, leaving dissent in his ranks. The problem is that Jesse exists on the periphery of Patrick's twisted existance, doing what he is bid to do but not giving in to Patrick's sexual demands, amongst other things. To add to Patrick's depravity, he is addicted to the blood of 25 year old paranormals (werewolf, fairie, witch, etc). And Jesse is sent on a new assignment to abduct another paranoral for her blood.

    In steps Parsley Walker who is, by contrast, the exact opposite of Patrick. She is innocent, in personality and in experience. More importantly, with her Jesse finds his humanity and comes out from under Patrick's subtle mind control.

    But love is not enough to win when your enemy is possibly the strongest and most twisted vampire around and he has his own army.

    Lynn Norris has managed to pick up the subtle nuances of the various characters. She brings Amanda Carney's story alive. Between the two they have written and presented a book that keeps the audience interested through the chapters and left gasping at the cliffhanger. I am looking forward to the next book!!

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