Symphony of Light and Winter

Symphony of Light, Book #1
Series: Symphony of Light, Book 1
Length: 10 hrs and 34 mins
Categories: Romance, Fantasy
4.5 out of 5 stars (281 ratings)

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Symphony of Light and Winter, Book #1

A paranormal series from 2016 Audie Award Winners - Renea Mason, Noah Michael Levine and Erin deWard.

Love never dies, but sometimes it plays dead.

For Linden Hill, life was predictable - go to work, an occasional drink with friends, and repeat - until one unexpected night when she finds herself face-to-face with her past - all six-foot-five-inches of sex-god perfection she once knew as Cyril. The problem? He died. Or so she thought.

But Linden's long-lost love isn't welcoming her with open arms. Fueled by suspicion and doubt, their turbulent re-acquaintance drives Cyril to desperate acts. The chance at renewing their love is jeopardized, pulling Linden into his war with supernatural rivals hell-bent on his destruction.

Defeating the enemy seems easy compared to surviving each other. With hunger threatening to consume them, and love begging to endure, can Linden learn to accept who she must become to save them both?

"Sexy, fun and so creative it makes my head spin! I'd read the damn phone book if Renea Mason wrote it." - Bestselling author Robyn Peterman

Symphony of Light and Winter had suspense, action, romance, an abundance of steam, and lots of attitude. It will grab your attention right away and keep it until the end. There will be no setting this one aside. Not a chance!" – (Crazy for Books)

"Renea Mason's book has everything you could want--a unique world, ...a gripping plot, and seamless writing..." - (Book Bliss)

©2015 Renea Mason (P)2015 Renea Mason
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Well done

I am so glad this book is finally in audio. The narration team did a phenomenal job with voicing the characters. DeWard did a spot-on Linden, and Levine moved easily from the snotty Overton to the gruff and perpetually angry Cyril. Symphony was the first book I ever read by this author, and I've read all of her books, since. The inclusion of Imposter's Kiss was a nice addition. Great job to all involved in this project. You nailed it!

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A story of friendship

Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

I would definitely recommend this book to a friend that was open to reading not only a fabulous story but some very hot steamy scenes.

Who was your favorite character and why?

Linden was definitely my favorite character mainly because we got to feel so much of her emotion.

What does Noah Michael Levine and Erin deWard bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

The narration team made this audio book for me they could not have done a better job of bringing those characters to life it was a beautiful marriage of words and reading.

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

Some of both

Any additional comments?

Well worth the listen.

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This Is The One You Want

Having read the ebook first, I didn't think audio would add to the experience but I was so wrong. I'm glad I tried! The narrators add real depth to the characters that my mind washed over as I tore through the book. I sure do like Clarence more than I did in the book. Cyril is sexy as hell and larger than life. Linden is sassy and as in charge of her life as one can be around supernatural men. :) The two have immediate chemistry and the narrators really bring that out. I listened to it while at work and had to keep the volume down even though I use headphones, it's that steamy. Excellent narrative, excellent writing and characterization. <3

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Yummy Hot APHA MALE

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Wow I'm just speechless. I 💜 Symphony of Light and Winter. The back and forth banter between Lindel and Cyril was amazing. The narrator's did an awesome job. Between the writing an the narrator's I felt like I was watching it plan out on the big screen. And the ending left me screaming for more👏👏👏

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Spectacular

I had read this book before I listened to it and I have to say that listening brought it to a whole new level. I loved this book. Cyril and his family are bigger than life in their otherworldly way. The story takes Linden and Cyril on a journey through so many trials. You learn so many things about how their lives have intertwined. Amazing story.
Noah Michael Levine does a phenomenal job with all the accents and the story. He brings Cyril and the other characters to life.
Erin Deward did a phenomenal job also. She brought out Linden's tough and soft side brilliantly.
I would highly recommend this author and narrators. They are great.

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Best audiobook yet!

I loved this book! This audio book performance is the best I have heard yet! The dual narrators Noah Miachael Levine and Erin deWard give a stunning performance making me feel like I am really there watching as the story unfolds. The performance is heart felt and filled with emotions, so much so that you can even hear one of the narrators crying.

This story is the most fantastic paranormal read I have ever read! It has danger, suspense, romance, lots of steamy hot sex and loads of emotions. The author, Renea Mason is a superb writer and can tell a story that is always one of a kind. The narrators as awesome as they are, are explosive when they read material written by Ms Mason.

If this book doesn't win an audie award, I don't know what will as this story combined with the performances can keep anyone warm and comforted. Even if you read this book in eBook format, it comes to life like a whole new story when read in audio format. The bonus story, Impostor's kiss is even more incentive to read this book. What a wonderful surprise this was!!!

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Wonderful New Series, Very Unique!

I need to start by saying that I LOVED this book!!!! It was different from any other PNR I've read before! The characters are realistic, bad ass, loving and flawed! The story was a little confusing but in a good way and enough to make me not want to stop until I knew every detail!!! Cyril is hot, possessive and seriously devoted to his friends & Linden!!! Linden is a little lost but still very tough especially considering her past. Together these two are off the charts hot, they are a seriously powerful couple and their relationship is the definition of destiny!!!

The action, suspense, angst and romance/sex in this book was perfect!!!! I loved that the characters were all weaved into each others lives over and over again! I also enjoyed the "past" chapters, It made the story so much better for me to get the back story in a memory rather than an explanation. I love the twist in the end and can't wait for book 2!

The narration is incredible! Noah & Erin have a chemistry that made these characters walk right out of this book and into my heart! The voices Noah gave to Cyril, Overton & Michael made it seem like three different men were narrating! (Michael's voice was my favorite).

This is my 3rd Renea Mason book & seconds Noah/Erin narration and I LOVE LOVE LOVE them all! I will read ANYTHING Renea writes and listen to ANYTHING Noah & Erin narrate together!

THIS IS A MUST LISTEN AUDIOBOOK!

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Homerun once again

Renea has given us another masterpiece here. This PNR romance has the perfect amount of mystery, suspense, heat and intrigue. I love the picture that is painted here. The character development is fantastic. I absolutely cannot wait to read more. When reading Renea's work, you can tell that she puts so much thought into the timing. I feel like just the right amount of info is given out at just the right time. Really- every book has been a pleasure to read.

I cannot say enough how much I LOVE the narration by Erin deWard and Noah Michael Levine. I fell in love with them while listening to the Good Doctor Series. That in my mind gave them a challenge as it was a hard performance to live up to. They absolutely have not disappointed me one bit. Erin deWard's narration..... there are not words. Her voice is perfect for audiobooks. It is so pleasurable to listen to. Not only does she have a fabulous voice but her narrations are some of the best i have EVER heard. You can tell that she puts so much soul and personality into her narrations. She is fabulous! You can tell she loves what she does- She has made a fan for life. I can not leave out Noah Michael Levine. A lot of what i said about Erin could just as easily be said about Noah. The feeling in his narrations- the personality- the growls - the gasping- This team takes narration to such an elevated level . Thank you soo much for the amazing work you do.

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Symphonic Delight

I don't normally gravitate to paranormal stories. I listened to the contemporary/ erotica series that Renea offers. I really enjoyed them. I LOVED this one. It made me ugly cry in the car. Very rare has a book or audiobook done that. I was in love with the characters' strength and grace. Cyril and Liden's story played out like a beautiful orchestration. I am sad the book ended on a cliff hanger and excited to know there is more at the same time.
The bonus material of Imposters' Kiss was hot. I loved a little more insight of Cyril.

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Extraordinary Narration!

Wow the narration in this audiobook was extraordinary. I wish all audiobooks could be done with duet narration! Noah Michael Levine and Erin deWard did an outstanding job with all the voices. Noah hit all the accents spot on and they both were excellent showing emotion when needed. I just can’t say enough about how I enjoyed their narration. The story itself began rather peculiar. It was like there was something missing from the story that we didn’t know about and I kept wondering if I was listening to book two instead of book one at first. Unfortunately I just couldn’t connect with Linden the main female character. I didn’t find her likable at all. Also there was so much angst throughout the story between Linden and Cyril, to the point of frustration. It just didn’t feel romantic to me. On the plus side, the book was certainly well written, unique and creative. From all the five star reviews I am obviously in the minority of those who didn’t enjoy it, so if you enjoy unique paranormal, steamy books this may be one for you, it just wasn’t my cup of tea. Though it ended on a cliffhanger I didn’t enjoy it enough to want to listen to the next books in the series, which is unfortunate because I really enjoyed the narrators tremendously. #AudiobookObsessionReviewer 🎧

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  • Sara B
  • 01-22-20

Spectacular PNR

I read the ebook to Symphony of Light and Winter a few years back, I was delighted to hear the audiobook version. The storyline is intriguing, it captivates the attention from start to end; it's touching, romantic, and humorous. Renea Mason has composed an innovative and refreshing paranormal world with new supernatural species.

The characters are well rounded and engaging. Cyril is the enigmatic, the alpha-hero with God-like abilities. The heroine, Linden, is an independent, strong-willed, and stubborn with a witty sense of humour. Cyril and Linden are perfect together with lots of passion and scorching chemistry.

Michael Levine and Erin deWard's performance superb. The portrayal of the characters' personalities and their chemistry was splendidly done. Noah Michael's accents lent an additional layer to the characters. Overall I the pair of pulled off the narration very well.

I highly recommend Symphony of Light and Winter to all paranormal romance enthusiasts. The story is unique, characters are fantastic, and the narration is outstanding, the combination makes a very engaging listen.

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  • 03-17-20

Start of an amazing series I think

I’m a huge fan of Renea Mason and loved Noah and Erin in her Good Doctor Vincent Series so I really want to hear this series.

Book one has so much going on this series can go away n for some time I think. The narration is fantastic and it’s really riveting and suspenseful and how are Cyril and Linden going to break the spell?

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  • Toula eliopoulos
  • 03-07-20

Symphony of a great listen

Book 1 in the series , this story from Renea is action packed from the get go . There is mystery, , right when you think you know where the story is going , your thrown for a loop , your always wondering what Renea has it store for you . The characters are strong , the hero Cyril is an Alpha male that has many abilities that will slowly be revealed .
The heroine is Linden, she’s strong willed , will always try to find answers to all her questions. She likes to poke at people and things to see what answers she will get . She also has a sarcastic side trying to test Cyril but it doesn’t work.
Linden thought that Cyril died 10 yrs ago but she was thrown for a loop . During a battle she sees her ex husband who she things died. She later finds out that he’s a shifter and he’s on the dark side .

The duet performance of Noah Michael Levine, Erin deWard was strong. Their voices was smooth and clear. They did the characters great

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  • Audio Crazed Mari
  • 01-24-20

Great story

I liked this book. It was different to what I normally enjoy, but it hooked me regardless. THe narration was done well.. THe characters were fun to get to know. I like the story. All in all, it was a good experience.


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  • Karin Anderson
  • 01-11-20

Symphony of Light Book One

Symphony of Light Book One.

When two of the most important men from Linden Hill's past show up after she witnessed their deaths, she is confused and angry. Cyril was her first love and Michael was her husband. Both died in her arms. Now they're back, but neither remembers their time with her. After staying with Cyril and his men, Linden finds out that Cyril and Michael are old, immortal enemies. However, when one of Michael's lieutenants offers to trade Linden or Cyril for her missing colleague, Linden knows she must protect Cyril at all costs.

If you're looking for a paranormal story with creatures that only slightly resemble classic monsters, this is the book for you!

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  • Delia Chavez
  • 01-11-20

I Really Loved it!

Wow, I couldn't stop listening. It was funny, suspenseful, and sexy. I had to know what was gonna happen next. Very different then other PNR's I've read or listened to. If you love PNR or are just looking for something different I recommend this book. 🎧AudiobookObsession




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  • 01-09-20

Fantastic performance

Wow, both Erin and Noah really give their all to the performance of this audiobook. You can feel the connection they have with these characters. Written well this storyline has so much more to come.
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  • Cindy
  • 12-17-19

Symphony of Light and Winter

I will start by saying that I do not like, nor do I normally ever listen to, PNR books but I loved listening to Noah Michael Levine and Erin DeWard perform Renea Mason's other series, The Good Doctor Trilogy, so I had to listen to this one given that it was in the Audible Escape package when I first listened to it. Now I own this book and just finished listening to it for the second time. It's still as hot and kinky as I remembered it. I haven't converted to the PNR side but I think I would listen to anything that the trio of Renea, Noah and Erin do because they are all so talented and make such an incredible team. I can't wait to listen to the rest of this series again.

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  • blue_river @AudiobookObsession
  • 11-07-19

Symphony of Light and Winter

Wow. So much happens in this book that will have your head spinning. The build up is written so well that you can’t stop listening and the ending will leave you asking what happens next.

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  • Jacquie Stolz
  • 10-15-19

Wonderful and engrossing story

I loved this story, the amazing characters and the world. I was frustrated with Syril at first, but after I learned more about the back story I understood him more.

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