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Silver Light

By: J.R. Rain,Matthew S. Cox
Narrated by: Kelley Huston
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Publisher's Summary

From J.R. Rain and Matthew S. Cox, the best-selling duo that brought you New Moon Rising and Convergence, comes Silver Light, the first in a brand-new fantasy series starring Alexis Silver, a mermaid detective!

For centuries, tales have told of merfolk haunting the seas, strange creatures teasing or helping sailors at their whim, occasionally having them for dinner. And not in a cordial sense.

Alexis Silver was ahead of her time, a woman too smart to fit into society at the turn of the century. She gave up her dreams of higher education for love, marrying young. But her husband, and the life she wanted, perished in World War I, soon after. Heartbroken and restless, she booked passage on a cruise along the West Coast in search of adventure, but adventure found her.

The ship capsized, killing everyone on board, except for her. As she drifted far beneath the waves, inexplicably alive, the reason for her survival flashed by in a streak of silver: a merman. He had passed along the curse - or gift - as Alexis sees it.

A century later, she breaks up the monotony of immortality in the Pacific Northwest working as a private investigator. The long-dormant maternal instincts of her resident Dark Master kick in when a nice older couple hire her to find their missing son and his family. Her instincts tell her this isn't like her usual jilted-spouse cases.

If she doesn't work fast, a little girl is going to die.

©2018 J.R. Rain (P)2020 J.R. Rain

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damn good

this book was really good. I loved it so much that I cant wait to listen to the next one. the only part that made me sad was the little girl that lost her mom and dad. I wish Alex could've gotten there soon to save them. but other then that it was good love the strong female role. shes bad ass. let's give thanks to the narrator she did an amazing job.

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Absolutely No Complaints!

I loved this book! Everything about it was perfect. The narrator did an excellent job. All of the voices were perfect, her enunciation was perfect, her voice fit each character perfectly. The story line was awesome. How she became a mermaid and how she lives now as a mermaid seems totally believable. The other characters were also great, and I’m super excited to see where this series goes from here. This was such a refreshingly good book that I’m seriously looking forward to listening to the next book in the series. If you like books with a slight supernatural feel to them, you will not be disappointed! I received this book for free at my request from Audiobook Boom.

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What an experience, what a story!

A family is missing and time is running out. Alexis Silver is hired to find them. As luck would have it, Alexis has some pretty unique qualifications. Silver Light is a thrilling, well written, unique, and suspenseful mystery. What makes it so unique is that the central character is a Mermaid. Not the cute, bubbly, fashion doll mermaid we are used to seeing in the toy stores and in children’s films, but a bad a$$, siren of the sea, lure sailors to their death, take no guano, stuff of legends, Mermaid and I absolutely love her! This story at times horrified me, at times had me looking behind the curtains, and at times had me wanting to cry for what a certain character (no spoilers) was put through. The writing was fantastic! All the background information a mermaid rookie like me needed to fully understand how Alexis came to be, and how she got to where in time the story was taking place, was provided in a way that not only set up the series perfectly, it enhanced the story beautifully! The narration was nothing short of brilliant! The voicing choices for each character, the consistency, the clarity and the level and range of emotions were all stunning! I could sit back, close my eyes and just feel! I definitely want to go on to the other books in the series because I’m just not ready to let these marvelous characters or this experience go! Five stars!

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Great read

New author to me but I enjoy this book even if it’s a little different and gross. Kelley Huston did an amazing job at narrating

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Loved it!

Great read! Absolutely loved the book. The authors twist on mermaids/sirens was very refreshing. I thought it was well written and very well performed. The main character is terrific. Listened to this twice!!! I was given this free review copy audiobook at my request and have voluntarily left this review.

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loved this book

This book definitely has a different take on Mermaids/sirens I thought it was very well written and performed. I loved the main character she has a big heart and will eat a heart or 2 if she has too lol. * I received this audiobook for a voluntary review*

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Mermaid PI

This series is so much fun. I won't give spoilers I don't like them.
The narrative brings the story to life.
I will definitely listen to it again.
This audio book was given to me for free at my request from the publisher or author or narrator and I provided this unbiased voluntary review.

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Love it!

I was excited about a book that was going to offer a different perspective and twist to things. It didn’t disappoint and I am so glad that I listened to it!

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Amazing Mermaid Adventure!!

Silver Light by JR Rain and Matthew S Cox is really well written and not your typical mermaid tale. Alexis Silver is a mermaid private investigator!! Great character and I love the interaction between her and her mermaid self. Alexis' latest case has her trying to find a missing family. The mystery had me on edge and guessing till the end. I loved this blend of paranormal and thriller, can't wait for more!!

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Loved it!

I loved this story so much! Alex is an awesome character who’s also a mermaid with a dark master who does try to help people. I really enjoyed this take on a mermaid and she had a lot of spunk and spark to her. The mix of old slang was a lot of fun too. I can’t wait to listen to the next book and see what else happens with Alex and of course her dark master as well. Their relationship was really interesting and I liked the dynamic a lot. The narrator did a fantastic job bringing these characters to life as well as giving them each their own distinct voice.

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  • 04-03-21

I liked it

When i started this book i did not think i Would like but i was wrong it was good book

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  • Gillie Alexander
  • 03-20-21

Silver light marvelous

This book was excellent, due to my very busy life I only listen to books so that I can do two things at once. Books need to keep my attention or I stop and go to the next. I use books to help with my energy the better the book the more I can do. Loved the story the characters the narrator. I was captivated from word one next book already started 😃

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  • trish james
  • 01-31-21

Silver light

Ok so I loved this more than I thought I would! Story is unique and engaging and the main character is extremely likeable so downloading book 2 ASAP.

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  • Amber N
  • 01-26-21

Fantastic Paranormal Story

A mermaid PI!! Love how this goes through her life before and up to the current moment all while going through her current cases. Which in themselves are fascinating and exhilarting. This is such a unique story. I honestly didn't want the book to end. Loved her cool powers and how she viewed the world. Don't want to give to much away but just advising that this is a MUST READ. The narrator did an outstanding performance. AudiobookObsessionReviewer

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  • Roger P.
  • 12-09-20

Good surprise

I was worried that this was going to turn into the creepy version of the sirens show on TV all about death and darkness because its a murder and detective book but I was pleasantly surprised it didn't. I really enjoyed the story. Good listen.

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  • HB
  • 10-05-20

Loved it!

I don’t usually go for murder mystery type books but I’m glad I got this one as it was really enjoyable.
There was Good depth to the characters I liked that she wasn’t perfect and had a slight dark side to her. I really enjoy a good strong female lead it’s so much better than the whole damsel in distress kind of rubbish! So the plot line actually had a main story but it also had another mini drama alongside it so it ended the book really well.
I actually loved the narrators voice it was super clear and easy to listen to, it also fitted the main character very well. I was given this free review copy audiobook at my request and have voluntarily left this review.
I would definitely recommend it tho as it was really good book and I loved the whole mermaid aspect to it.

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  • Sally Goddard
  • 08-29-21

So easy to listen to

Really enjoyed listening to this story. Kelly Huston's narration was just right for this book and she gave the characters extra life as she read the story.

Looking forward to the next book.

I loved that a mermaid became a PI and we see how she deals with life in and out of the water. I enjoyed the humour in this book.

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  • ChaosKay (Audiobook Obsession Reviewer, The Flock VIP)
  • 03-08-21

A new favourite series.

I wasn’t sure what to expect when I started listening I thought it would start at the point she was on the ship that sunk but was happy she gave her back story soon after . Alexis is kickass as a private detective and anyone that thinks she’s a push over for a young women are in for one huge awakening 😂 I love how her and her dark entity had the connection with Anna just from the photo and I hope to see the relationship between Anna and Alexis grow as the series progresses . This is a first for me from both authors although I do have other audiobooks I haven’t listened to yet . Kelly Huston was the perfect narrator I have several books narrated by her and she always does a great job . I am going to start book 2 now so watch out for my review 🙂