What Blooms Beneath

Narrated by: Kory Getman, Punch Audio
Length: 6 hrs and 22 mins
Categories: Romance, Fantasy
4.5 out of 5 stars (9 ratings)

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Kellan considers himself lucky to have an adequate existence on Earth where, in the year 2044, common citizens toil under the oppressive thumb of a corrupt and unscrupulous government. Kellan dreams of becoming part of the Department of Paranormal, Supernatural, and Fantasy Sciences, but his application is continually denied because he has no extra-sapien blood. Kellan’s simple reality shifts when Rhône unexpectedly enters his life.

Rhône, living in a camouflaged, underground village, never planned to get involved with an individual from the outer world. When Rhône and Kellan cross paths, there’s no denying the attraction and pull between them. But there’s something else, something more, just beneath the surface.

A hidden world and painful secrets are a potentially complicated blend. However, with Rhône by his side, enlightening details and unexplored powers provide Kellan with an opportunity for deep self-discovery. Will Kellan’s open and accepting heart allow for an extraordinary love to bloom? Or will the vast differences between Kellan and Rhône take root and strangle any hope for a flourishing future?

What Blooms Beneath is an LGBT+ fantasy romance featuring a pansexual male and genderqueer intersex individual.

©2019 A. D. Ellis (P)2019 A. D. Ellis Publishing

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unique

This story takes today's prejudices, biases, and issues to the fantasy world of the future. The author shows how things could be dealt with in another place and time! Eye opening! Together Kellan and Rhone found a safe loving place to be themselves. Amazing world building. This is uplifting and offers the possibility of hope, progress, and acceptance in time. The narrator did a good job. I voluntarily listened to a free copy of this story and am giving an honest review.

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WHat Blooms Beneath

This is a love story for todays world.Everyone is pronoun specific in Kellans world.He identifies as Pansexual.He is a human wanting to work in an office that deals with supernatural science.His world is about to change forever. Kory Getman,Punch audio was very good at narrating this story.I was given this free review copy audiobook at my request and have voluntarily left this review.' 

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great fantasy

What Blooms beneath is the story of Kellan and Rhône set in a fantasy 2044. I liked that this was a mix between fantasy and dystopian and the romance was very well done. I was completely enthralled with the world A.D. Ellis created - I would say that this is the book's greatest strength, but the characters were intriguing as well.

I have read M/M/F and books with M/M relationships before, but never as the main couple. This book may have done a slight disservice to my expectations because I don't know if I'll find many M/M books that could be better than this.

Narration: I've never listened to anything by Kory Getman before, but he really did a fantastic job. The voices were distinct and genuine, and the transitions between characters were fluid. I'd listen to another of his narrations.

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

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very good

i enjoyed this. it was fun to listen to this story come alive.. it was interesting and kept me curious. it was fun and sexy. i enjoyed it

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Enjoyable

I really enjoyed this audio version.
Lots of good lessons about positivity, sexuality acceptance, gender neutral pronouns and of course love.

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  • Claudia CG Lezár
  • 01-21-20

as good as the ebook

The story is always 4 or 5 stars, because if I wouldn't like the story as ebook, I wouldn't listen to the audiobook.

The performance from the narrator is also very important for me. I can't listen to a lot, because my English as a non-native-speaker isn't so perfect to follow a whole story over hours, when the narrator speaks too fast or too sloppy. Normally I have to SEE the person, who is talking to me in English. It took me a little bit, to come into the narrator, but at the end, it worked. I only have to take a few breaks between. I'm just not yet finish with the book, but I listen enough to give a review.

PLEASE READ MY RATING SYSTEM!!!

To my ratings:

5* - very very good
it's like an A+

4* - very good and will be often re-listening
it's like an A

3* - it's more then a one-time-listening.
it's like a B