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Rhapsodic: The Bargainer, Book 1

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Publisher's Summary

Callypso Lillis is a siren with a very big problem, one that stretches up her arm and far into her past. For the last seven years she's been collecting a bracelet of black beads up her wrist, magical IOUs for favors she's received. Only death or repayment will fulfill the obligations. Only then will the beads disappear.

Everyone knows that if you need a favor, you go to the Bargainer to make it happen. He's a man who can get you anything you want...at a price. And everyone knows that sooner or later he always collects.

But for one of his clients, he's never asked for repayment. Not until now. When Callie finds the fae king of the night in her room, a grin on his lips and a twinkle in his eye, she knows things are about to change. At first it's just a chaste kiss - a single bead's worth - and a promise for more.

For the Bargainer, it's more than just a matter of rekindling an old romance. Something is happening in the Otherworld. Fae warriors are going missing one by one. Only the women are returned, each in a glass casket, a child clutched to their breast. And then there are the whispers among the slaves, whispers of an evil that's been awoken.

If the Bargainer has any hope to save his people, he'll need the help of the siren he spurned long ago. Only, his foe has a taste for exotic creatures, and Callie just happens to be one.

©2016 Laura Thalassa (P)2017 Laura Thalassa

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    Sanamkhangura 03-03-17
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    "Amazing!"
    Would you listen to Rhapsodic again? Why?

    Definitely! Great book and awesome narrator! I read this book when it was released on kindle. As soon as I received an email from the author for the release of this audiobook, I purchased. Laura Thalassa is an automatic purchase for me.


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    Des! Do I need a reason?


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

    Nope


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

    The end!


    4 of 4 people found this review helpful
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    Tabitha Scarbrough 03-25-17 Member Since 2017
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    "Great Story! "

    Wonderful world with great characters. I can't wait for book 2 of the series. Must read.

    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
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    Leslie 04-11-17
    Leslie 04-11-17 Member Since 2015
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    "Swears, Flashbacks, and Adult Audiences"
    Any additional comments?

    This is not as much as a review, and more of a, "Let me tell you what I wish I had known."

    I was drawn in by the story description and by all of the positive reviews, and the beautiful cover. I was eager to get started on it.

    I only got about 1/2 way through before stopping. BUT, I do agree with a majority of the readers, what I did get through was gripping, interesting, and a really good read.

    That aside, their are some things I wish I had known before getting this book, that I hope will help someone else make their purchasing decision.

    1. This book swears a lot more than I am comfortable with. There are a lot of F-bombs, and I didn't like hearing them.

    2. Every chapter starts with a flashback. Some reviewers found this tastefully done, I found there to be too many, and found them a bit of a bore, taking away from the main storyline.

    3. This is definitely a book suited for mature audiences. I guess I could have gotten that from the cover, but there was a lot of sexual components that I didn't find tasteful.

    It you don't have issues with any of the things I listed above, you may have just found a new favorite book. The writing is, overall, really well done. Plus the narrator does a great job.

    9 of 11 people found this review helpful
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    Honey ~MBO~ 04-20-17
    Honey ~MBO~ 04-20-17 Member Since 2016

    I am a blogger and reviewer and just a lover of books.

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    "Love the plot"

    I would have given 5 starts in each category but the narrator voice for Dez was so weird sounding. Like a high school speaking like her boyfriend. That through me off. It also mad it hard to connect with Dez. However, the story was so good I just had to power through.

    I love this plot and I can't wait to see what happens next. I think we find out there is more to Callie than we first thought. I hope we find out what the plan is for those creepy little kids.

    Overall great read!

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Killian 04-11-17
    Killian 04-11-17
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    "I'm so glad I read this"

    I was about to skip over this book because the summary was a bit confusing but the reviews said it was worth a shot. I was not disappointed. I loved that the worlds were established enough but not overly explained to follow along smoothly. The main character is tough and funny (didn't expect that!) and the side characters are interesting. Of course the love interest was ¡¡HOT!! and really every fantasy style romance man but he was everything I'd look for so I was super happy. the plot is interesting and engaging and there wasn't a moment I though "hmmm wonder when something fascinating is going to happen"
    It's not just well written! Oh no. Susannah Jones gives one of the BEST performances I've heard on audible and I've been a member for a long time and gone through about 100 books. Susannah where have you been all my life!? She give great tones and has amazing character voices. She gives one of the best sexy male voices I've heard, better than some men! Her delivery is natural and impeccable. Enough so I might just get another book she's narrated based on her being part of it alone!

    3 of 4 people found this review helpful
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    Mariah 05-24-17
    Mariah 05-24-17 Member Since 2017
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    I am very picky when it comes to books but this one is amazing!!! Keeps you hung on to the last page.

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    Christy 05-01-17
    Christy 05-01-17 Member Since 2016
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    "Enthralling"

    Completely amazing.... can't wait for the release of book 2! I loved the characters, plot, etc. Love This Book!!

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    shelly 04-21-17
    shelly 04-21-17 Member Since 2016
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    no words could describe how much I adore the book that's how good it is

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    Della 05-05-17
    Della 05-05-17
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    "NO NO NO"

    This is just not good. I couldn't get past chapter 7 because I really didn't like the lead character. She's selfish, pathetic and not very smart. I returned it and do not plan to read another in this series.

    0 of 2 people found this review helpful

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