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The Queen of Swords Audiobook

The Queen of Swords: Villainess Book 1

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Meet Caprice, better known as the villainess Capricious Whim....

Caprice is a woman who works hard and plays hard. She's a veteran villain of Imperial City, and what you might call a maladjusted individual. While she plots to achieve her own goals, she's forced to take whatever jobs may come along, and any unintended consequences from them!

The heroes don't always win in this world, but being a villain has its own unique set of problems.

©2015 Alana Melos (P)2015 Alana Melos

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    DabOfDarkness Ojo Caliente, NM, United States 08-27-16
    DabOfDarkness Ojo Caliente, NM, United States 08-27-16 Member Since 2011
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    "Fun, sexy, with costumes and weapons!"

    This is a sexy supervillain story set in the fictional metropolis of Imperial City. Caprice (Capricious Whim) is very good at what she does but even she can be bested sometimes. In this tale, she will choose to trade certain favors for info and more. Will her evil plots be thwarted, or merely delayed as she dallies over an evening of pleasure?

    This is one of the funnest sexy eroticas I have listened to in some time. I love the supervillain theme with all the costumes, super powers, and characters with loose morals. Caprice herself has the dual powers of telekinesis and telepathy, though each has it’s limits. Couple those powers with her swordsmanship, and you have a formidable foe. She’s not above a little murder and mayhem if it suits her needs or if someone tries to double cross her. I love her practical take on wearing Kevlar when needed and always going armed.

    The main plot is pretty straight forward. She meets her ‘work’ associate Michael at a night club and they go meet Harry Sidowski together for this possible job. Michael is a unique villain in that his body has two souls – Michael’s and a vampire’s. After talking with Harry, they team up to take on the job, which they do but Caprice loses her sword and is injured. Later on, she will go on the hunt for her sword and more.

    While the plot does move along pretty darn quickly, the author does let us linger over the sex scenes. Most of the scenes are energetic but pretty straight forward – one female, one male, various positions. Yet even though they are basic, they are written very well. In fact, I was surprised steam wasn’t coming off my audio player! There is one domination scene (with Caprice doing the dominating) that was OK for me. Caprice’s character wasn’t as excited about it as the other participant, so there wasn’t as much passion as with the other scenes. I really liked that the men in the story varied in height, weight, physical fitness, etc. Over all, it is a sexy, fun story that involves costumes, sexytimes, and a touch of violence.

    I received a copy of this audiobook at no cost from the author (via Audiobook Boom) in exchange for an honest review.

    The Narration: Rebecca Wolfe had the perfect voice for Caprice – certain, determined, sexy. She did a good job with the various male voices as well, keeping them distinct. She never faltered during the sexytimes scenes, sounding enthusiastic and natural.

    4 of 4 people found this review helpful
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    medy 08-05-17
    medy 08-05-17
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    "The Queen of Swords"
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    It is a very fast moving story.. Caprice is a villain, and she has no care at killing anyone who gets in her way, even when those killings are not necessary. This is not a story of an antihero but an anti villain. Totally enjoyed the story

    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
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    G. Marietta, GA, United States 08-18-17
    G. Marietta, GA, United States 08-18-17 Member Since 2015
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    "Unexpected, in many ways."

    "I was given this free review copy audio book at my request and have voluntarily left this review."

    There were several things that surprised me about this book: some good, some bad.

    Let's address the elephant first. I didn't realize this was an erotica work when I requested a copy. It is. Be aware of that. There are some pretty explicit sex scenes, but they're not over the top and they're not just throw in at random places. It's like a skinemax flick; there's sex but it doesn't overshadow the story.

    Speaking of story, it's not bad but it's not really anything new: there's a heist and repercussions thereof. What is new and interesting is the setting and the main character. It's a superhero novel with a twist - the protagonist is one of the bad guys. Not like a bond villain, but not like an incarnation of the devil, either. She just doesn't seem to have any "normal" morals. Anyone who gets in her way dies and she won't feel bad about it. She's still human, though, with human needs, and somehow still relatable, despite her heinous acts.

    One last thing to note - the book is pretty short. More a novella or a longish short story. While it doesn't exactly end on a cliffhanger, per se, it doesn't really feel like a conclusion, either. I guess it's a setup for the rest of the series, but the ending just felt a bit abrupt.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Tyler U. 08-11-17
    Tyler U. 08-11-17
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    "A racy anti-hero villain story, very good!"

    I was given this free review copy audio book at my request and have voluntarily left this review.

    This was a racy, humorous, supervillain story centered around an engaging dark story. I really enjoyed the narrator, too. Definitely looking forward to book 2.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Kyle Hempel Batavia, IL 08-08-17
    Kyle Hempel Batavia, IL 08-08-17 Member Since 2016
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    "More sex than story."

    If you like action scenes and sex scenes this is the book for you. Caprice operates as a villain for higher in a world with meta's and people with true powers. The premise of the story is interesting; following a heist from the villains point of view but the author seems to spend too much time creating sex scenes and not enough on back stories or the why of it all. This book was given to me for free at my request and I provided this voluntary review.

    Overall if you like romance novels but think they need more grit and action this book is probably for you, if you are looking for a thriller, mystery or science fiction book I would suggest you find another option.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Joshua and Sharon Hood 08-04-17
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    "Great story!"

    This story was awesome. The deeper darker bits were my favorite. It was perfectly racey with just the right amount of deception. Greatly written and wonderfully performed. I love the narrated type of story and how the main character talked about herself. It was fascinating. Looking forward to book two!

    "This book was given to me for free at my request and I provided this voluntary review."

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Talondc 08-04-17
    Talondc 08-04-17

    I am a fantasy author and avid audiobook listener. In the past, I've rated all of my audiobooks but I'm getting caught up on reviews.

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    "A Great Plot"

    I signed up for this book because the description showed a different type of plot where you got to look through the eyes of an unapologetic villain. I missed that this was an Erotic Novel but did notice the sex and adult content warnings. I don't read Erotica generally so I'm coming at this from a different point of view. The plot for the first few chapters was really compelling. So compelling that I was disappointed when it devolved into mostly just sex that was connected to the plot but that is erotica, so I can't really complain about that. I want to point out that as somebody who was surprised by this, my biggest regret is that the plot was so compelling that I wanted to read more and learn more and see how Caprice's adventures continued.

    As I understand it, that is not the norm for erotica so Metos is to be congratulated for nailing her genre so much that even a non erotica reader couldn't put it down.

    This book was given to me for free at my request and I provided this voluntary review

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Kimberly Smith Oklahoma City 07-27-17
    Kimberly Smith Oklahoma City 07-27-17 Member Since 2014
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    "Never a dull moment..."

    This is not my usual genre but it held my attention from the get go. There's always something going on, whether action or erotica, to keep you listening to find out what's next. The narrator did an excellent job.

    I received this audiobook at no cost in exchange for an honest review.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Bryce Calderwood 03-01-16
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    "Brilliant and hot story, top-notch narration"
    Would you listen to The Queen of Swords again? Why?

    I'd listen to this again because the quality of both the story and the recording is so high. The VO is sultry, sexy, and smart, just like the story's narrator and main character, Caprice. The story is deep enough to reward multiple listens, something you almost never see in erotica.


    What other book might you compare The Queen of Swords to and why?

    Honestly there's nothing to compare this to except other books by the same author. What I love about Alana is how unique her vision is.


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

    Ms Wolfe's voice and her pacing/diction are amazing.


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

    There are some funny moments in the story but overall I enjoyed the action, the story, and the sex.


    Any additional comments?

    Do NOT miss this book on audio.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Steve H. Caldwell Tacoma, WA 04-28-16
    Steve H. Caldwell Tacoma, WA 04-28-16

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    "A super villain story with Erotica elements"

    Caprice, or Capricious Whim as she is known as a supervillain, is a thug for hire. not interested in being top dog, she likes to have fun and make money as super powered muscle. Since she has pretty strong Telekinesis and Telepathy, as well as wicked sword skills, she's very good at this. This is no tale of an anti hero or grey area type. She is more than willing to kill and maim to et the job done. In fact, she admits to being a sociopath. That said, it is a very entertining story of what happens when a setup goes bad, and how someone with the morals of an alleycat handles betrayal. Lets just say it doesnt end with sorry and a hug. Caprice is an interesting character, amoral, carnal and flippant. She will do what needs to be done to get the job done. The plot is fast moving, with well written action scenes, as well as explicit sex scenes. This is not a comic book villain. The setting is interesting and original, and I wwill enjoy reading the next book in the series. Rebecca Wolfe does a great job of narrating, really bringing the characters to life.

    I wasa given a copy of this book free by the Author in return for an honest review throught Audiobookboom.

    2 of 3 people found this review helpful
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  • Norma Miles
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    ""It was the best game of all.""
    Any additional comments?

    With just the right sufficiency of an action story to showcase the erotica, this witty tale of the dark side is colourfully well written. Told in the first person from the perspective of Candice, an enhanced and charismatically beautiful woman who, amongst other attributes, can read minds and fly, the listener is treated to her thoughts, deeds and, er, emotions. The characterisations are great, the descriptions envigorating.

    Rebecca Wolfe's sexy, warm and sardonic voicing captures the personality of the heroine villainess with a lust for life, killing and sexual extravagances perfectly. She is Candice in all of her flamboyant glory. Not a book for everyone, with mature scenes of explicit sex and violence, but Alana Melos brings an imaginative vibrance to her protagonists which makes it an easy book to enjoy.

    My thanks to the rights holder for gifting me a complementary copy of The Queen of Swords, via Audiobook Boom. I am looking forward to the next.

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  • G. P. Brown
    4/6/16
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    "A little weird, but enjoyable enough!"
    What did you like best about The Queen of Swords? What did you like least?

    I liked the fact that there was a good balance between the erotica and the plot and world building. I wish there had been a tiny bit more humor in the story.


    How would you have changed the story to make it more enjoyable?

    I'd have made Caprice a tiny bit less villainous.


    Which scene did you most enjoy?

    Probably the bit at the start where Caprice was introducing herself.


    Did The Queen of Swords inspire you to do anything?

    Not really, but it is not like I was bored while listening to the story so that still counts as a win!


    Any additional comments?

    I'm not a big listener to erotica and was mainly sucked into this one because I was hoping for a mix of superpowers and romance. What I got was more sex and superpowers. I was happy with the plot, but left wishing for a bit more romance!

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