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Jerry Harkey
The Long Lost War “Centuries after a galactic war was lost, the survivors are clones used to fight that very war. Pitted against each other in a pointless struggle, a pair come out of it to "live." This is their story so no spoilers, but it is an interesting listen.”
FALLEN “Great legends come to life in this book or good vs. evil in East Africa. A Spirit has fallen for the love of a human man. They both pay the price and must redeem themselves in the eyes of the gods. Well-written and compelling.”
Fangs & Fins “I've read and listened to many YA Fantasy books, and this one is not even "good of kind." The characters are insipid and the world-building is chaotic. As the story line meanders along, you just cannot relate or even sympathize with any of the characters. My favorite is always the 90-year-old vampire boyfriend who talks and acts like an immature teenager...”
The Pact “Delta likes her men big, strong, dominant and sexy. And, her women intelligent, determined and independent. Then she puts those characters together in complex environments and circumstances and let's them play out. This is such a book and if you like BDSM, you like Delta's stories, this one included.”
The Altered “Griff is in for a tough time; as a teenager, a zombie, and an "altered." The zombie cure killed most but not all, including our protagonist. The altereds are in for even worse treatment than the zombies, and this is a sad tale. Told from the POV of Griff, you'll need to remember what it was like to be an angsty teen to really enjoy it.”
The Yestertime Effect: A Novel of Time Travel (Yestertime Series Book 2) “Like most Time Travel books, you really have to pay attention (but not worry about) the back-&-forth between scenes/times/characters et al. This one has very engaging characters, an evil organization, some romance and plenty of action. Well done and narrated.”
Sci-Fi Futa Double Feature “A girls-only galaxy happens upon a mini meteorite which turns the all-woman crew into some special attributes. The subsequent repercussions is far-reaching and sexy as heck... Fun stuff...”
Suddenly Futanari “A sweet and sexy fantasy for gay or straight. Love is Love!”
Vampire Alpha Claim Box Set, 1-6 “Narah monster bounty hunter who doesn't know she's actually an unturned vampire herself. That doesn't stop Turners (vampires out to turn others), or vampire hunters, from chasing after her with their own results in mind. Also in the mix is the pervy Magistrate who wants to flog her for too many "kills." It's a convoluted love triangle story with the worse narration I've ever heard in an Audible book.”
Extreme Heat “Kai is just a sophomore in high school when he kisses Chloe, a senior. She can't follow up with him due to peer pressure, but years later when they see each other at kite surfing competition, which Kai wins, can they get it back together? I'm guessing there will be Extreme Heat!”
Dragon Storm “Darius is now the Alpha of his dragon clan, and it's his job to save the world. Aria is a lady with many talents but no love life. When they meet in their dreams, well, that means they're fated mates. Aria's not buying it but Darius goes all Dom on her and you know the end of that story. This actually has some good world building and characters you come to care about. Delta James is known for the dominance genre, and that's what she does here.”
Unpublished “Yes, the ups and downs, back and forth continue. This (spoiler alert) actually ends on a high note and would be a great finale for the series. However, I find there's actually another, book 5?!? Well, I'm just going to be satisfied with THIS HEA and leave the final book to those who want a long epilogue.”
Unexposed “The saga continues, and I apologize to all who enjoy soap opera style chick lit. This is probably good in genre, but I'm an old guy who would like to see some progress in the relationship and story line. I have not doubt about the final HEA, but this seems to be taking the long way home.”
Unsure “Well, not really. This 2nd book picks up directly after the 1st with a nice intro/background start. Our poor protagonists are "damaged" by life events, both traumatic and routine, and have a hard time dealing with that will trying to grow their own relationship. Between the Press and the "Ex" drama, its' a struggle. Still, the story is progressing, albeit slowly.”
Unknown “Slow and sweet, but plenty of bitterness from past relationships...sounds like chick lit. Still, I thought there was good character development of both the main protagonists as well as peripheral players.”
Noose “The author warns you up front that isn't going to pretty. Noose is a very bad man, with a bad gang, and kills a trainload of people including 8-year-old Rory's parents. Years later Rory is grown up and using his deputy status to seek revenge. It isn't easy and it isn't pretty. There's a lot of people going to die in the process, and the end isn't clear until the final pages.”
Captured “Mari is kidnapped by Ekkatt and his fellow aliens to be sold into slavery or as a food delicacy. She awakens during the voyage and confronts her captors. The rest plays out as political thriller with plenty of family drama and romance thrown in. It will draw you in and have you caring for the characters and their fate.”
The Roommate “Hard-up Abigail needs money, and a roommate sounds like the easiest plan. When Casey shows up with the money, she finds out she is a he, and the football team's star quarterback! Cute premise that plays out very slowly, with pretty much nothing happening until the end, which is also anticlimactic.”
Trade Mission “Short and Sexy without a lot of fluff, or SciFi! The guys on this planet are well-hung and like their women hairy. The women don't care that much for the men but that's OK. Our heroine Marine is fine recruiting human ladies for the tasks. Light and fun, enjoyable.”
The Zoe Scott Series, 1-8 “Plenty of "hotness" as Zoe just can't get enough. You have to give her an "A" for the effort though!! Very good, diversified erotica.”
The Billionaire’s Dilemma: Special Limited Box Set Edition “Tag is a spoiled rich kid with Daddy issues and no direction whatsoever. We he sees Melanie, his entire life changes, although it takes him about 100+ pages to find her again and get going. He and his loser friends are all messed, but with hearts of gold. This could have been just 1 long book but is instead, broken into 3. Very unrealistic, and I'm setting a low bar for "billionaire books." This is just no point to it.”
Outer Red – Part 4: At The End Of The Well: Jeff Walker’s Outer Red Book 1 “Commander Red Huntsman continues in her quest to warn the Galactic Kingdom of the impending invasion. Only now she's imprisoned in the bowels of planet without many options. The Grand Mar is found, but controlled by her evil clone. How will Red turn the tables and save the day?!? Listen and learn.”
Far from Home “Rowan is a student at UofA when the zombie apocalypse comes to the US of A. She finds Kaiya, a fellow student to share the drive back East to their homes and family. Along the way they run into Devon, a police officer in a lawless country. The emotions and actions are very YA and this first book, just one of four, is a set up and ends in a cliffhanger.”
The Dear Maude Trilogy: Complete Collection + Bonus Novella “Disclaimer: This review is for Book 3 of the series only. I listened to the others and reviewed them separately... You would hope the final book to be the best, but no. Although (mercifully) the shortest of the series, it degenerates to sappy soap opera with less time travel and more personal drama. The back and forth of Emily and Del's relationship(s), you may get whiplash and/or nauseated. IF you do enjoy the time travel genre, try out The Chronicles of Saint Mary's...5-Stars.”
For the Love of Maude “Emily continues to write to her Dear (Aunt) Maude about her misadventures and blow-up love life. Still, when she travels back in time to try to meet her Mother while in Italy as a young woman, all sorts of time travel "loops" get created. Not to worry, Emily did not stop her own birth, but other tragedies ensue. At any rate, this was the best of the series. The 3rd book is already boring me to death...”
Dear Maude The Dear Maude Trilogy, Book 1 “If you're thinking The Chronicles of St Mary's Series, don't! This starts slow and stays that way, but at least when it finally get going it's pretty good. Emily, the key protagonist, is very immature for a recent college graduate. When recruited by an evil-thinking time travel company, she takes an inordinate amount of time to get a clue. Turns out there's a competing "good" time travel organization that comes to her rescue. Mayhem and romance ensue through the end of this first book.”
Untamed “Cade and Trey have a complicated relationship. He must demonstrate his dominance by spanking her. She is a strong woman that can't help but get turned on by the spanking. To complicate the relationship there is murder and mayhem going on in town that involves almost everyone, most of whom are also shifters of various varieties.”
Outer Red Part 2: The Three Little Peggs “Red and GRIMM fly off in their ship, Goldilocks, as they are pursued by a Wolf ship intent on capturing them, or destroying them. The story continues as this race for survival that continues in Part 3. More to come...”
Outer Red – Part 1: Off The Given Path “Think of this as a 1-hour prequel to the rest of the series. Good idea of a lone girl who is the last of her type. She and her AI companion strive to complete a mission to save the galaxy. It does not go well, but we'll find out more in parts 2-4.”
Risuko: A Kunoichi Tale “Risuko means Squirrel and that is Kano Murasaki's very appropriate nickname. Her ex-Samurai father is outcast and her mother has sold her to a rich noblewoman for unknown purposes. As she trains she becomes more than a squirrel but will she become a hero? This is excellent YA/Children's material done quite well. I got my copy from Audiobooks Unleashed!”
Darkness “Jeff is possessed by Darkness, an entity of a demon. This has been the case for centuries but not to worry, not all demons are evil, and this twosome only kills bad guys. Meet Haven, no spoilers, so let's just say she's also something special, she just doesn't know it, yet. This first book in the series is a set up for Jett and Haven to get together and find a real big evil coming to destroy the earth as we know it. They join with some other "special" friends to take on the baddies, which requires someone to go to a different dimension where the evil lurks. Like I said, it's a prequel to that journey which I guess will happen in book 2. The narrator doesn't distinguish between the voices of several of the characters, so that will keep you paying attention to know who said what!”
The Unholy Trinity, Book 1 “Sister Sarah is possessed by a Demon but has managed to live with it, with some help from her friends. She has taken on all manner of evil spirits in her 85 years. This book is recollection of those battles. Extremely entertaining but not really that spooky or scary. Just sit back and enjoy!”
Wanted: Undead or Alive “This 2nd book picks up where the 1st left off. Zeb can die, but always comes back. The Lady doesn't really help him much after she granted him his status of evil-killer. It's all a little bland; the story, the romance, the narration. Good but not great.”
A Pale Shade of Winter “Twins, brother and sister, born out of wedlock and under other terrible conditions, have a very hard life. Then it gets worse, and then it gets worse. This is a long and sad tale of family secrets, misunderstandings, and some paranormal misadventures, There are a lot of twists and turns in the plot, but most are in a downward spiral. I did feel for the characters and their tragic lives, and I'm glad there was some positive results. Won't be taking on the 2nd book, but that's just me. The book is compelling if you're into gothic tragedy.”
Partners in Crime: A FFM Royal Heist “Two sexy professional female thieves meet their match in a fellow sexy male thief while trying to steal the same artifact. Hijinks ensue. Can the competing thieves cum to some agreement?!? Oh yeah!”
Hong Kong Woman (A Nick Teffinger Novel) “Nick is a lawman on a mission. When a "Hong Kong" Woman shows up at his house in the middle of a rainstorm, he's set upon a journey to there and back. The plot and subplots have more twists and turns, and crazy characters than you can keep track of. However, the reader/listener is rewarded in the end with full explanations and all wrapped up in a bow.”
Born for the Game “What a creative, original take on America's Pastime. Some seriously "different" characters, all well-written, come together with the "Plan" to create the ultimate baseball player. How they achieve their goals is the story Ryan Stone, the best baseball player ever, who happens to also be a girl!”
Jaded – Full Series “No doubt of the ending of this very sweet, predictable romance. Jake and Kari have both been hurt and are "Jaded." Will they ever get over their hurt and learn to love again?!? Go ahead, Guess!”
Spellcast Waters “Mikey and Riko, along with their new friend Oz, live in a dystopian world full of magic, witches, ghosts, werewolves, zombies, trolls, and whatever. This is a very YA story with chaotic fantasy themes, all in a jumble.”
Fainting Heart “Ashtin gets a world of surprises when she meets Aries. IF you're not afraid "Triggers" this short listen is for you.”
My Smutty Hotwife Confessions “Brooke is an innocent who's husband slowly brings her around to becoming a Hotwife. Let's just say that once she gets going, there is just no stopping her! Her confessions are worth a listen...”
Justice for Elsie “Elsie and her father are being slowly ruined by an unscrupulous competitor rancher. When her father dies, Elsie swears vengeance on this rancher. Things are going well, if illegal, and Elsie's ranch is prospering. Until a good-guy cowboy shows up and is hired to bring Elsie down. Well, things get complicated when these two start falling for each other. Will justice or love prevail?”
Brianna’s Hotwife Offering “Brianna and Connor are thrown together after 9/11 and become the perfect sexy couple, until... They both have "hotwife" fantasies and as they act upon them, things spiral downward. This one gets pretty dark but is very sexy along the way.”
My Raunchy Hotwife Adventures “This hotwife tries to please her husband's fantasies but falls into her own. In the effort, they both get what they want, and in the end, will all be well?”
Curse of the Nymphomaniac “Kimberly and her mentor find a relic during an archeological expedition. Neither of them will ever be the same. The Curse puts them in harms way, in a very sexy way, until it can be broken. This is the sexy story of how they try to do so.”
The Arbiter Project “Part SciFi (time travel and future tech) and Fantasy (angels and demons), this first book introduces a "future program for Justice." There is no way to describe the storyline and its multiple subplots, but suffice to say it is intricate, twisty, long, and in the end, worth it. Just keep in mind this is a 9 & 1/2 hour Prequel.”
Daros “Daros is the planet upon which our story takes shape. Brecca and her father in the starship Envy's Price, get caught up in a conflict of several competing species, all after the same prize. With the stakes being the survival of millions of civilizations, things get ugly quickly. The story develops at a fast pace, and all the various characters (and their cultures) are presented with their own points of view. Very well written and narrated, with a satisfying ending. Highly recommended. I got mine from Audiobooks Unleashed.”
The Adventures of Theophilus Thistle “This 2nd book in the Lunarian Chronicles picks up Theophilus Thistle as he tries to save his world as "the little weed that could." He needs to save his true love, Calla, as well, and he is up against some big, mean, and evil guys. Again, this is YA Fantasy for young readers who can take some dark plot twists, and have the patience to listen for over 14 hours.”
Bridgebreaker “Cendan's adventures continues with improved narration/editing in this second book. After a recap of Book 1, it jumps right back into the action. Major characters take some turns for the worse, and even get killed off. The perils between the worlds become more defined and a fairly satisfying ending brings this 2nd book to a close. It also sets up a 3rd book very nicely. I got my copy from Audiobooks Unleashed.”
Drifter “Breacher is like the Jack Reacher of the Old West. This book takes us on a short journey with Breacher on a pair of his adventures after taking a sabbatical from his duties as a Texas Ranger. Justice will be done!”
Bridgefinders “Cendan does not know he's a Bridgefinder until he set upon by a nasty creature from another Echo World. Other Bridgefinders, one of which is his ex-girlfriend, find him and bring him into their fold. As time passes, he finds out he's a Maker, a rare type of Bridgefinder with special powers. Cendan ventures into the Slyph (Queen badass) world to find the answers to repair EVA. EVA is an AI machine that can hold the baddies at bay for that is Slyph's goal, the takeover of Earth's World. This is imaginative fantasy with the only distraction being the poor narration, which is primarily editing. Looking forward to book 2 which I rec'd from Audiobooks Unleashed.”
Thaw Me Out “Aaron and Miranda's story is a complicated one as it spans back in time and forward in time, and brings in many other meaningful characters who share their secrets. However, once Aaron's book is published all is revealed to the world. Proverbial sh!t hits the fan and it's a race to preserve this couple and others. It's a great story if you stick with it and provide yourself a healthy portion of suspension of disbelief.”
Theirs as Payment “The 3 Cabello brothers are fraternal triplets of a mafia family. They collect a debt from the father of our female protagonist by kidnapping her. Keep in mind that this father had already used this same daughter to pay a debt to the Cabello's chief rival, who adopted her and raised her since birth. BSDM ensues and a bunch of back-and-forth between "Families" until the brothers decide keep their prize. Will she cooperate and become their bride? Probably. I rec'd my copy from Audiobooks Unleashed.”
Blood Witch Rising: A Jack Ladd Novel: Blood Witch Series, Book 1 “This young "Witch" grapples with his own powers, learning by his mistakes as much as his teachers. He orchestrates several "races" of supernaturals between 2 dimensions, to thwart a powerful evil that threatens both. A very good story line with well-developed characters and good narration. Overall, very much worth the credit, but I got mine from Audiobooks Unleashed!”
Big Orange Flying Dinner Plate “That's actually high praise for this multi-layered Sci-Fi historical fantasy, unique novel of alien abduction. The idea is normal an early 1900's southern boy has experiences, well documented in a journal found by his descendant, that brings Roswell NM to life. Very well done and with excellent narration. Well work a credit however I got mine from Audiobooks Unleashed.”
Sinner-Saint Box Set “These two characters have an undeniable attraction to each and an insipid way of getting together and breaking up. Cheri is the more irrational of the two, but Thomas is right behind her. I struggled to get through it, but if you're really into back-and-forth romance, maybe this is for you.”
Your Service Is Required “Imaginative telling of a future world none of us would enjoy. However, would we go to the lengths of the protagonists to gain our freedom?!? And, would we run into the same end for our efforts? Very thought-provoking read/listen and highly recommended revival of the classics, only with machine masters.”
Calen’s Captive “Calen has found his perfect fairy princess in Maia, albeit under dire circumstances. He must first save her then protect from a very nasty Russian mobster. All this while trying to convince her he loves her and wants to marry her. An unbelieving Maia must come to terms with her new savior and that only he can protect her from death itself. Well written and narrated, definitely worth a listen. I got my copy from Audiobooks Unleashed.”
Never Meant to Be – A Sherlock Holmes Time-Travel Story “Here we have Cynthia dealing with Sherlock Holmes, Watson and Moriarty via an H.G. Wells Time Machine! As implausible as it sounds, I think Seitz pulls it off quite well. Part Fantasy, part SciFi, and part Romance (Cynthia and Watson!?!), it is a short but well done story with excellent narration. Definitely worth a read/listen. I got my copy from Audiobooks Unleashed!”
First Down “The key protagonists come from different backgrounds but are thrown together by serendipity. They wrestle their way through a gauntlet of bad characters, unfair rules, and their own internal struggles. How far will they go to keep their relationship viable, and will they prevail? No spoilers here...”
Rape Van “This is my first Tom Miller novel and Wow, what a shocker! It starts and ends with some very scary people doing some very savage deeds upon some random, unlucky passersby. The horror is as graphic as it is imaginative. Bleach in the eyes and "other" places. At any rate, if you like to be shocked and awed, Miller does not disappoint.”
Filter Sort By In Your Dreams: Book 1 – League of the Moon Series “Henry "Hank" Trank moves into a new town that feels like home to him. It ought to... As revealed by an intricate, twisty story line, he's been here before as someone else completely different. In fact, a the plot thickens, he's not the only one. Joanne and her coven try to come to the rescue, but the villain is very old and powerful. It will take all their resources and a fair amount of blood to defeat the forces of evil. No spoilers, but the 5-star rating says a lot, yes?”
A Very Sci-Fi Christmas “Christmas ornaments with interplanetary transportation qualities (source unknown) move our protagonists to and fro Earth and the planet Hwaran. This creates havoc on both planets, whose residents don't take kindly to "illegal aliens." However, Love conquers most if not all, and it's a sweet Christmassy fantasy that is very enjoyable...just suspend belief, like with Santa Claus!”
Lola’s Christmas Gifts: A Paranormal Romance Two-Pack “After a 1,000-year curse on a group of Viking brothers is broken by a witch who falls in love with one of them, it's time for a family reunion Thanksgiving. Then chaos ensues and the story line takes plenty of twists and tangents. The second story is equally unlikely, but entertaining.”
All Will Be Revealed “Just try to make heads or tails out of this story, I know I couldn't. After 3+ hours I gave up on trying to determine if there really was a story line, or just meandering thoughts spoken aloud. The blurb sounded sexy but I quit it and cut my loses.”
Abducted by Aliens “These ladies may have been abducted, but they work their talents to get the upper hand. Maybe they can find interstellar love?!? I got mine from Audiobooks Unleash”
A Bridal Enema: ABDL Domestic Discipline “Although short, this is just hardly worth the 1/2 hour it takes to listen to it. If enemas are your thing, fine, otherwise skip it. I got mine from Audiobooks Unleashed.”
In Viscus Veritas: New Adult Erotic Romance “He just can't get out of his own way when it comes to the love of his life. One enchanted night together gone to waste? Read/listen and weep... But very well written and read by the author. I got mine from Audiobooks Unleashed.”
Red Ground: The Forgotten Conflict by Ken Fry “Excellent realistic tale from South Africa of a Brit ex-soldier turned mercenary caught up in Way More than he bargained for. His sweetheart back home is connected to some government higher-ups and between them both they try to stop some very bad guys from getting away with Murder, literally. Lots of action and blood, with several other plot lines moving independently, coming together for a grand finale. Definitely worth a listen/read. I got mine from Audiobooks Unleashed.”
Sherlock and Me: The Case of the Starry Night “This one takes you around the world with plenty of twists and turns, old secrets, and more than a few surprises.”
Beauty and the Billionaire Beast: a Vintage Romance “Emma and Theo are in a Romeo & Juliet style treasure hunt. She doesn't know her new boss is a billionaire (she hates rich folks) and he suspects she is out to steal the Treager Treasure from his plantation. No worries, there's hardly a doubt that will be a HEA ending. And, quite a pleasant journey to get there.”
Shadows of the Sentinel “Cobb is some kind of lucky guy...after being kicked out of the military (not his fault), he gets marooned on a planet by himself with just a few supplies. No worries, while he surviving he finds/creates some new tech that will revolutionize space travel and AI. As he tries to fly under the radar, he becomes involved with an assortment of good characters who fill in as family and help him reach the next level. All must be kept secret or dark forces will come after them. It's actually a very enjoyable, if far-fetched, read/listen. I got my copy through Audiobooks Unleashed!”
Blood Witch Rising: A Jack Ladd Novel Blood Witch Series, Book 1 “This young "Witch" grapples with his own powers, learning by his mistakes as much as his teachers. He orchestrates several "races" of supernaturals between 2 dimensions, to thwart a powerful evil that threatens both. A very good story line with well-developed characters and good narration. Overall, very much worth the credit, but I got mine from Audiobooks Unleashed!”
Nephilim Unbound – The Hunt Begins “Although this 1st book is a good start, it's short and somewhat confusing due to the narrator's lack of distinction between characters. Still, the story is rich with potential and I'm looking forward to the next segment. Definitely worth the time and credit, although I got my copy from Audiobooks Unleashed!”
Healer’s Magic “This 1st book takes a while to develop, both characters and a story line. But throughout, our young female protagonist tries her best to do the right thing, even as she is distracted by every swinging dick she meets. I'm sure book 2 will continue to improve in all regards.”
Renegades of PEACE “This 2nd book is much better than the 1st as the characters mature (and act that way) and the story line expands. 7 hours would have been better than the 9+ it runs (in Audible version), but the story proceeds with plenty of action. By the end, it feels like "Yeah" but a little anti-climatic. You'll can see for yourself if you read/listen. Still, overall worth the effort. I rec'd a copy of the book free from Audioboooks Unleashed and volunteer this review.”
Secrets of PEACE “This is not a very realistic "action" adventure set in a dystopian future society run by the authoritarian PEACE Project. Our 18-year-old female protagonist is naive and immature, and not a very good fighter. Yet, she is assigned missions to kill "dissidents" of the Project. After teaming up with an older male partner, a romance ensues. When she's sent on a solo mission and things go very terribly wrong, she's exposed to "truths" from which she just cannot come back. Now on the run from the Project, we're set up for Book 2. I rec'd Books 1 & 2 free from Audiobooks Unleashed, I'm just not excited to start book 2.”
Annals of the Nameless Dwarf: Books 1-6 “Very well written with good narration, but the pace is just too slow. I was through the 2nd book before the story really got going. The world is well-built and characters are complex and interesting. 6 books and almost 60 HOURS for 1 credit is a bargain. Just be ready for the time investment...”
Dead Team Alpha “Forget about the Zombies and Cannibals, we've got Code Monkeys out there! The last of the humans in this F'd Up future have turned into a military society in order to fight off the unexplained Zombie uprising. Unbeknownst (to most) there is death cult out there of highly trained, blind (on purpose) members of the Code Monkey Cult orchestrating a final attack on the Stronghold. There is a huge cast of characters, but don't get attached to any of them because they mostly die. It's grime but action-packed. Then ending leaves some things open for book 2, so look out for that!”
Autumn’s Reign “This 4th book brings it all back together with a satisfying conclusion. Charlie and Logan continue to navigate the amazing amount family and political situations, and betrayals, trying to save their kingdoms. The bad guys are very bad and ruthless, but can our righteous friends prevail? No spoilers here, but this is the best book of the series.”
By the Numbers: A Friendly FFM Menage Contemporary Fantasy Tale “Our protagonists live in a world ruled by magic. Jack and Jen are happily married but still miss their mutual friend, Bridgett, who disappeared 20 years ago. The search finally bears fruit in the form a "frozen naked statue" in Bridgett's former home. With much magic she is brought back to life as her original 19-year-old self. Now she finds that instead of "last night," the world has turned and 20 years gone. Jack and Jen try to bring their best friend back to herself, and this is their journey. Highly erotic but very loving and sweet.”
Summer’s Rebellion “This 3rd book finally brings together several plot lines, more mature characters, and draws some lines in the sand for the battle to come in book 4. Although the antagonists have not been hard to spot during these early books, we now know fully the evil and their strengths. Much peril awaits our "good" friends but Charlie is ready to be a real Queen.”
Spring’s Rising “Our key female protagonist does some maturing in this second book, which is good. We're still faced with betrayals from all sides, and this book doesn't resolve many of sub plots. So, on to book3 for more answers and action.”
Winter’s Captive “"Charlie" is a spoiled little princess who has to mature in a hurry to save her kingdom. So, nothing new so far. Her fiance has been abducted by the terrible bad guys. With a hair-brain scheme but much determination, she and her best friend set off and find disaster at every turn. Through a series of events she's then teamed with her fiance's older brother, with whom she has bad blood, to save the day. Then, book 1 ends. It's an OK story but written very much with a YA slant.”
The Nothing Mage “Declan has no magic, that anyone can see, until he does in a Big Way. Once found, his magic is very difficult to control and dangerous when not. He makes some friends along the way and ends a circuitous route over land and sea to his next adventure. That would be book 2. Definitely worth a read/listen. I got mine from Audiobooks Unleashed!”
Darkwind “Cistine is 20 going on 14. A spoiled princess trying to do the right thing for her kingdom, leaves home without permission to journey into the lands of her nation's enemies. Will she mature during her struggle, become a stronger, better person, answer the mysterious voice in her head urging her on, find love, find success?!? Not so much any of those, but this first book sets up the second if you're still interested by the end of 14+ hours.”
The Lolita Conspiracy “Although this is Book 4 of the Genesis series, it's my first to read/listen. In the same vein as the original series, and with the same narrator, Harry's Genesis adventure is done with a "look back" approach. Told by the old, wiser Harry, you still get the action, suspense and twisty plot lines you've come to know and love. I got my copy from Audiobooks Unleashed.”
Boned on the Dance Floor “Catherine wants to experience some voyeurism/exhibitionism, and goes about in a very aggressive way. In a mere 9 minutes, you get her story, told by a MALE narrator(?), and it turns out "OK" for all involved.”
The Bridesmaid Always Comes Twice: The Adventures of Kat McKinney (MF+ Polyamory Romance) “Kat tells the sordid details of her journeys during several Bridesmaid-hoods. She has sex, well described, with about everyone at these events, and is basically a lost soul. When she has a 3-way with her friend and the man of her dreams, she finds out he lives in Rio! Two years later, at HIS wedding, she finds herself a bridesmaid again. Will there be a happy ending beyond the sexual kind?!? Sorry, no spoilers here.”
August Raven – The Tale of a Girl Pirate “Morgana "August Raven" escapes an abusive step-father to make a journey to find her birth-father. Turns out, he's the famous Captain Henry Blackwell, a "pirate" for the British government. Disguised as a boy, August Raven, sails to Jamaica on her father's ship doing very well on her maiden voyage. When the good Captain finds out he has a daughter, he moves to set things right. Overall, a short, sweet listen/read.”
Jasper: The Beginning “A unique take on the origin of Vampires and Werewolves; they were exiled to our human dimension after being expelled from theirs by some omnipotent "king." The plot is a convoluted combination of a Zombie bite, surviving a werewolf attack and a lucky life-saving by a Vampire King. I knew this going in, it's the execution of which I complain. Well, that and the amazing terrible narration/editing. Book 1 "Jasper" is just a set-up for Book 2. Sorry, for me, it's The End.”
15 Minutes “Maizie is a washed up Hollywood Valley Girl and a clueless detective wannabe. However, she is also hilarious with she self-dialogs and as she overthinks her "every move is carefully planned." With an equally low IQ group of friends, her grumpy new boss (and semi-love interest), and sheer perseverance, can she survive until the case is "solve-d!?!" Sorry for the Inspector Clouseau references but I had to go there, and if you read/listen you'll get it too.”
WILDCAT: A Novel of the West “A delightful retro Western read/listen with gun shooting, horse riding, bad guys in black hats and good guys in white hats. Throw a strong female protagonist, a betrayal of trust, and a little love story and you have the complete mix for an enjoyable book.”
The Seventh Sense “Logan was dead for 11 minutes before coming back to life with a "gift." He can see things by touching people and objects and that would seem make him great as the ex-FBI Agent he is, but it's all driving him crazy. Enter an "accident" that kills FBI Agent Charlie's husband and unborn child, Matthew. She too is dead for several minutes and comes back with a similar gift to Logan. A lot of coincidences?!? Yes, but the story brings them together as they attempt to solve this case which continues to baffle and spiral out of control. A good set-up to a series I'm looking forward to reading/listening to in the future.”
Pretty In Orange: A Reverse Harem Prison Romance “Difficult to keep listening with just about the worst narration I've ever heard... " I realized everyone was just staring at me, was there something out of my nose, did I have a big bugger dangling from my nostril or did I have drool all over my face!?!" With that kind of dialog, well, you get the idea.”
The Protector “Constance and Jack are known by many names over the centuries. Their long past is mostly forgotten by Constance, who's memory has been wiped several times. All this leads to a Love/Hate relationship of misunderstandings, regrets and terrors. The moods of the characters fluctuate between super hot sex and bloody battles, repeat and repeat.”
Necron: Beyond Einstein’s Barrier “The 27th Century is harsh and Victor is in dire straights. He signs over his body (once dead) to a corporation to pay off his debts. Well, as reincarnated corpse, he's suddenly finds himself in training to be a space Marine. This entire first book is his journey through boot camp to his first Ship assignment. It is a brutal path that whittles down over 2,000 recruits to just a few. These is even a love story amongst all the carnage, but don't read unless you have a strong stomach for violence.”
The Last Voyage “Although I very much enjoyed the first 80% of the book, the last 20% was an anti-climatic debate on abortion. IF it ended at the 80% mark, I could see the series continuing on. However, this feels like the story is completely wrapped up with a Blue Bow on top. Again, I still enjoyed it!”
Children of the White Star “Garryn is Prime, heir to the throne of the Empire. His dreams become too disturbing and soon he comes to realize he's not the one having them. As he goes in search of this mystery, it's obvious someone will do anything, even Kill, to keep him from it. No spoilers here, but suffice to say it's an arduous journey with many perils to overcome for the young Prime and his new friends.”
The Liberation of Earth “Winston and a cast of characters, all well-developed, struggle against oppression by the alien Amphibite Empire. The intrigue bounces to and fro and I'm not sure if anyone really won the day. Still, an interesting listen and 2 & 1/2 hours well spent.”
Of Wolves and Men “Lisa has some psychic capabilities but shuns all things paranormal. Little does she know she also has werewolf in her heritage. Hence, once introduced to her vet friend's friends, who just happen to be Alpha werewolves, the fit hits the shan, as they say. Of course, we have "royal" werewolves who think Lisa is beneath them, and very bad wolf who abuses her mightily before her first change. Will her wolf, when out, win out?!?”
Th god King’s Fall “You can't tell the players without your Program. There are sooo many gods, demi-gods, demons, vampires, werewolves, witches and more, that you almost need to write it all down in your Program to keep track! Again, Dare/Dark is fighting for his children, who have their own talents/powers, and is aided and betrayed by just about every fraction listed above. Will he survive the many changes wrought upon him?!? No spoiler here... This second book is very good, if quite dark, and the narration is excellent. A worthy successor to the 1st book. I got my copy from Audiobooks Unleashed!”
The Bridesmaid Gets Lucky: A Second Chance Romantic Novella “Ginny is going through a tough spell, dumped and damaged, eating ice cream to ease the pain. However, there is a hot dog for every bun, and Sam takes a shine to Ginny at their friends wedding. She's reluctant and he's persistent. Can you guess at the ending?!? Sweeter than Wedding Cake...”
Discovered “This book 2 is mercifully shorter than the 1st, 7&1/2 vs 10 hours. And, we have two story lines, Brock & Alyssa and Lily & Crew. So, the pace here is much better and there's more interaction between characters; friends and foes. The Borg-like Developers also play a bigger role now that the evil Galon has been eliminated. The action/fight/battle scenes are way too long and not very believable. This a very average SciFi Romance to me. However, others seem to like it and the male narrator in this book is much better. I rec'd this book from Audiobooks Unleashed!”
Matched “This book could have been so much better at 5 hours instead of 10 (Audible version). It's an enemies-to-lovers "SciFi" story with "fated mates," the dutiful love triangle, frantic battles (way too many) and a HEA with cliff-hanger ending. Average at best. I received a free copy from Audiobooks Unleashed!”
Spaceship Thrive “Stronger than the first book in most ways, even if it did drag a little in the middle. Sass and crew come together over some harrowing situations including Space Pirates, asteroid fields and ever-present dangers of Space. All the characters do a lot of growing up, even Sass herself. I got my copy from AudioBooks Unleashed!”
Ash: Journeys of the Immortal Book One “Despite some aggression and violent behavior by one the adult characters, this is a lovely YA/coming-0f-age adventure highly recommended for "tweeners" and up to 18 year olds. I'm sure a sequel would also be successful.”
The Patmos Enigma “A creative take on the Bible and The Seven Seals. We have 2 competing ancient societies (Guardians & Keepers), 3 modern-day archaeologists and a 2,000-year-old+ antagonist out to rid the world of humanity. Although the players are laid out rather quickly (so we know the good guys from bad), the suspense and intrigue continue to the amazing end. Religious concepts and events are dominate here, but as long as you are Judaeo-Christian, all is within the possible of your faith.”
Johnny Rockett and the Beautiful Six “Johnny is a lovable loser with a heart of gold and a brain of tin. Not to worry, he has six beautiful ladies to help him through his self-made trouble. He even picks up more friends along the journey, and in the end, they all will prevail vs the diminutive evil villain. This is lighthearted PG-13 fun, with as much humor as "SciFi."”
Aftermath “I really enjoy this series but this one kind of Jumped the Shark on me. Harry and his PI friends, along with some crazy old Vets and screw-loose rednecks, take on an army of Soldiers of Fortune!?! I won't give away any spoilers about their results or casualties during those encounters/wars. Nor will I discuss the outcome of Amanda's coma. Just be prepared to see Harry out of his element, or is he?!?”
The Harry Starke Series Books 10 – 12 “Calaway Jones = Little Billy, Harry's archenemy who he put away for 25 years-to-life, hires an ex-Mossad agent to murder Harry, painfully. But first, she is to harass his friends and kill his wife, Amanda. Calaway Jones is up to all those tasks, easily. One harrowing experience after another has Harry chasing his own tail to find and catch his assailant. In the end, Calaway is too much for Harry, but can his friends save him? Best Harry Yet! EMOJI = Harry goes up against a sicko who's a little to smart for his own good, but really builds up a body count of young innocents. Try as he might, Harry is stymied even as he's sure of the culprit. Not to worry, maybe this time he'll catch the bad guy without being shot and maimed?!? Read and enjoy. Hoodwinked = Not the strongest of the 3, but a baffling case which has Harry as the only person who believes his friend is innocent of murdering his wife. Why? There is $183M of motive and everyone else seems to know the friend is guilty. Well, it's a shocker, and in the end, you are going to feel Hoodwinked!”
Diary of a Hotwife: Veterans Affairs “Yes, there are plenty of hot scenes in this wounded-hero-healing story. However, I was struck by the excellent writing; character development and motivation. Feel-good Erotica?!? Yes!”
Joyful Leigh “More hilarious fun with Leigh and friends. As always, the plot has more twists and tangents than you can keep track of, and the zany characters keep on coming. This one throws in the "Holidays" for extra fun and puns. Not to worry, it's an easy read/listen start to finish, and it will have you giggling despite yourself.”
Emoji “Harry goes up against a sicko who's a little to smart for his own good, but really builds up a body count of young innocents. Try as he might, Harry is stymied even as he's sure of the culprit. Not to worry, maybe this time he'll catch the bad guy without being shot and maimed?!? Read and enjoy.”
Calaway Jones “Little Billy, Harry's archenemy who he put away for 25 years-to-life, hires an ex-Mossad agent to murder Harry, painfully. But first, she is to harass his friends and kill his wife, Amanda. Calaway Jones is up to all those tasks, easily. One harrowing experience after another has Harry chasing his own tail to find and catch his assailant. In the end, Calaway is too much for Harry, but can his friends save him? Best Harry Yet!”
Haunting Leigh “Will Leigh and her witch friends make it to Witches Halloween Gala?!? NOT before Leigh trips over herself; teaching her little-kid students to make a Golem, blasting her new "Love of her life" with a bolt of magic, dealing with pesky ghosts and ending up in the haunted Schlitt House!! Fun and funny throughout...Enjoy!”
Hopeful Leigh “Leigh is witch, a very funny witch, and one that can find more trouble (of her own making) than any slapstick comedian you've ever seen. This time she mistakenly creates a Dragon and a horde of zombie/vampires. She and her friends must find a way, and be funny about it, to defeat the creatures she has Evil Leigh created!”
Gertie’s Paranormal Plantation “Gertie is a witch out of time. After being "frozen" for 100 years for bad behavior, she's now out and about as the most out-of-date, naive, bubbling but hilarious protagonist you'll ever find in the South (or anywhere else!). The entire book is fluff and fun so look out for some funny bad guys who are almost as clueless as our heroes. Thanks to Audiobooks Unleashed for the listen!”
The Forgotten Fortune: An Archaeological Thriller (The Jack Reilly Adventures Book 1) “Jack takes on modern-day Nazis in this action-packed 5-hour adventure. The bad guys have the advantage and hostages, and the depths below the Auschwitz-Birkenau State Museum have buried secrets and devastating hazards. Jack takes them on and suffers for it, but will he prevail? Let's just say I'm looking forward to Book 2. Thanks to Audiobooks Unleashed for the listen!”
Child of the Outcast, NSFW Edition “After the apparent death of her lover/werewolf Knight, vampire Lisbeth is arrested, imprisoned and put on trial. Not to worry, she falls for her vampire/guard Arthur AND makes love with her oldest friend/demon, Balthazar! As they all try to keep ahead of the Council and the Turned, new and strange alliances are under way. Then Boom, a surprise guest makes for a cliff-hanger ending. Oops, did I forget to tell you about the vampire/demon baby!?!”
Harry Starke – Box Set 3 – Books 7, 8 & 9 “Harry does it again times 3. This book set combines very different stories/villains/venues for an eclectic mix. All the stories find Harry and his crew finding the impossible solutions to baffling mysteries. The narrator is the perfect Harry character, but his other voices are just OK. Can't wait to continue with the series. I got my copy from Audiobooks Unleashed!”
Harry Starke – Box Set 2 – Books 4, 5 & 6 “Harry Starke, self-confident, rich, handsome and clever (but not humble)! These 3 cases take him and his now-girlfriend Amanda around the block in 3 different ways you'll find intriguing and original. Kate, his ex-partner and lover, is still in the picture for 2 of them and integral to his success. The 6th book is off the charts different, but no spoilers here! Just sit back and let Harry tell his tales...”
Protecting Diana Series (5 Book Series) “A 25-year-old spoiled Senator's daughter (Diana) figures the only way to get her dad's attention is to act like a royal B*tch, all the time. When his and her lives are threatened, in comes ex-special forces security expert Ethan. The rest is pure fluff with nothing really happening except the irresistible attraction of a forbidden relationship between Diana and Ethan. The first book ends in a cliff-hanger and I just couldn't get past it to the rest of the series, it's that insipid...”
Angel of Death “Mika is unique to the species and the key to saving the Elder Vampires from a coma-like sleep. Her job is to find a cure by seducing Domonic and stealing it. Guess what happens...she falls in love with him and mayhem ensues. Plenty of bad guys trying to kill them, mostly motivated by Domonic's ex-business partner and psychopath. Will the new dynamic duo conquer the odds, find the cure and love?!? No spoiler here...”
Skyship Thrive “A long but very well done imagining of a future world in which humans have fled earth to colonize distant planets. Each with a different but very difficult climate/environment, and with little to no communication between them. Sass is an ex-cop, ex-rebel, ex-convict with a big heart and a small bank account. On her isolated world of Mahina, she manages to buy a Skyship. With her partner and some old and new friends, she endeavors to right some well-established societal wrongs. This adventure is their story, and it's a good one.”
Father of Darkness “Sorry, I hate to write negative reviews but this one really got to me...for over 11 hours! The Father of Darkness is all-powerful and older than Adam & Eve. Yet, when he finally finds his "true mate," he loses her for months?!? During this time she is tortured by her boyfriend. Not to worry, she suddenly appears at his university to become his teacher's assistance. Oh, and it turns out (beyond her knowledge) that she's the Mother of Light and also all-powerful. I could give you dozens of examples, but no, just leave it to say it's a poorly written, meandering story of a vampire/mythology mashup.”
Nanny for the Billionaire “An unlikely (aren't most RH books) story bringing together a billionaire and a linguist-turned-nanny. Let's add in the billionaire's Personal Assistant and Trainer and put the Kids in another room! Very sweet with plenty of "love scenes."”
A Farewell to Charms “Paige and her friends, and enemies, are a fun group all tied up in a paranormal soap opera. It's good lighthearted fun with plenty of humor along with "problems" unique to the paranormal genre. The lightheaded portion is our female protagonist's reactions being primarily guided by hormones.”
The Dark Wolf “This 1st book is more about "Dark" himself than his kids (who were highlighted in the "blurb"). It's his story that started at the "beginning" of this world of magic after technology failed. It's not easy to keep up with so pay attention as the past and present switch back and forth to bring this story its ending, and its new beginning. Very intriguing...”
Mercy Road (Olivia & Hale Book 1) “I was surprised first that this book was YA, and then again at how dark, depressing and "down" it turned out to be. The characters are not very sympathetic or endearing, yet the story was compelling enough to carry my attention throughout. It's a different, dark YA with mature themes that will grab you and hold on until the end.”
Cassie Scot: ParaNormal Detective “I was a little nonplussed by the YA flavor of our 21-year-old female protagonist, Cassie. The world-building is good with magic as a reality of life and believed by many if not most. Multiple levels and layers to the witches, warlocks and sorcerers, and even evil Vampires, make a potent mix of politics in the Families of Community. It just took me a while to accept the immature heroine and embrace her struggles. And, it had a good enough ending that I will be immediately listening to Book 2!”
Keep the Faith “Sloooww... Almost nothing happens except the kidnapping of Jade. Her sister and best friend wander around lamenting her disappearance, but little else. Just could not get into it.”
The Vakarran Captives Series: A Four Book Box Set “This four-book series is a bit repetitive in theme and "action." You have to be into BDSM or you will not enjoy it, Aliens or not. The defeated Humans on a conquered Earth have to deal with technologically superior aliens who want the women for breeding and the men as slave labor. 4 sisters have managed to escape with a small group to live off the land, but they are captured one by one, and you can guess the rest.”
Breath of Passion “Erica and Reed star in this 3rd book which builds again onto this strong series. We continue to know and enjoy all the characters, both Muses and Guardians, and even the "bad guys." The theme may be the same, but each book improves and revels the layers of personalities, and adds action. Death is not a stranger in the dark moments as our protagonists push to the future. I'm looking forward to continuing the series as it plays out.”
Lure of Obsession “Mel is the first of the Muse sisters to find her Guardian realize they are in a war with the Order, those who believe the Titans will rise again to save mankind. Excellent world-building in present day, and character development of the 9 Muses who will carry the series. There's plenty of action, suspense, some sex and death, and overall good story line. I've already listened to books 2 and 3 and will review with similar enthusiasm.”
Legend of Love “Callie is the Muse of Epic Poetry in this 2nd book of the series. This one is better than the first in story line if you've read the 1st as the entire premise is now known to you. I also had more empathy with the main protagonists as well as the surrounding cast of characters. Good build up to the following books after a satisfying ending. You can see the "bad guys" changing strategy while the Guardians are building their defenses. Excellent series and growing...”
All My Fantasies in One Night: Gangbang Interracial Cuckold Sex “UK couple bring in some friends to let wife have a great birthday. OK, but a bit disorganized during the "scene." Still, it's a HEA!”
Circle of Blood: Books 1-3 “Excellent world-building in this unique take on Vampire origins and subsequent challenges. The characters are also well-developed and become more beloved over each book. Per the usual "series" advancement, a particular character is highlighted and the others are support and set up for the next book. Overall, well done with excellent narration.”
Android Girl: And Other Sentient Speculations “Evidently, Hanson has many works, but I just (accidentally) purchased this one and it's my first read of his. I was amazed by the range of subjects, diversity of the characters, the insightful observations, and most importantly the quality of each piece. I didn't keep track of how many Poems/Essays are included but estimate at least 60+ (10+/- of them about the Android Girl). I totally enjoyed at least 90% of them. Highly recommended, even if you haven't tried this style of book previously (which I hadn't!).”
Monster Song: A Dark Reverse Haram Romance “Like the first book, this is a mash-up of mythological and biblical characters with a meandering plot. However, this one at least delivers on monsters loving monsters albeit a bit trite. Really thought I'd like it more, but to each their own... I received this audiobook for free from in exchange for an honest review.”
Wanted “FBI Agent chasing a rogue (but innocent?!?) programmer who just happens to be the woman of his dreams. The cat and mouse play is cleverly done as they taunt each other with texts and e-mails along way. When he finally catches her, well, I don't want to be a spoiler, but it's Hot!”
Monster Whisperer: A Dark Reverse Haram Romance “This first book in the series was a jumble of characters from mythical and biblical sources in a mash up of epic proportions. Frankly, Nothing happened in this first book. It should have been labeled a long prequel or prologue. Finally, in the end we now set up for some action and I'm hoping something happens soon within book 2. I received this audio book for free from in exchange for an honest review.”
Her Lucky Charm “Rose is a lucky girl and we hear a long slow build-up of why that is and how she dropped out of college to move to Las Vegas and become a professional gambler. Then, the story shifts to full-speed with sex and romance, and she's suddenly juggling 3 guys! Not to worry, the action goes to very hot, to sweet and hot, but always Hot. Suspend your disbelief and go with it...”
Killer on Call 6 Book Bundle “Author and Narrator, Bruyor brings this 6-book mystery/thriller to life. Great character development and story-line, I just hated that the primary evil "bad guy" keeps getting away. Don't worry, there's plenty of bad buys getting what's coming to them in each book, and our protagonists take some nasty beatings getting the job done. So, action, suspense and lots of twisting and turning in the plots make for a fun read/listen.”
Knight of the Hunted, NSFW Edition “Kind of a slow start but it finally got going and we're set for the rest of the series...after a cliff-hanger! I just hate when that happens, but hey, if you like vampires (born or turned), Lycans (and werewolves, there is a difference), along with romance and some action, this is good start.”
Impermanent Universe Book 1 “This is a complex work that took all my concentration in the Audible format. Multiple dimensions flex with multiple time frames but with the same characters, most struggling for a better world, most without a clue. Buzarde weaves all of these intricately, beautiful painting (you'll get that pun if you read/listen to the book) not just the SciFi, but the emotions of the well-developed characters. You'll be trying the solve this Mystery for the entire read...Good Luck!”
Shadow Of Doubt – Part 1 “Erebus is a Shadow, a mysterious (and unexplained) breed of being that only come to life at night and live as Shadows during the day. He is forbidden to have a relationship with a human or ever divulge his true nature to one under penalty of death by his Society. Yet, love tries to conquer all with an inexplicable attraction between he and Aurora, a young woman who is also "special" (in some way never revealed). Alas, nothing ever really happens in this Part 1. The narrator reads (pause) like it (pause) is the first time (pause) she's seen (pause) the book. Between the distraction of the horrible narration and the lack of action, I could only gut out this first book. Sorry, no Part 2 for me.”
Kara & Dave “This book 2 is much like book 1 in the series as it's about a married couple "on the rocks" who get some good advice from their neighbors on Eveiller Drive. What happens next is very explicit make-up sex, tastefully done, and everyone gets a "happy ending."”
Surrender Sweet Succubus “This is a fun short listen with the usual sexy parts we all like, but much more. It's really a paranormal fantasy with drama, family, romance (not just sex), and excellent character development in a 2-hour presentation.”
Bad Breed MC “Not so Bad Breed but not so great either. This is much more a "romance" book that MC adventure. Yes, we have to kill a few guys, but think more two lost souls find each, again.”
Vampires and Werewolves “Turns out that Vampires began with Dracula, but Dracula started as a Vympire, a race of aliens from another planet. Well, our intrepid vampire slayers, Dan, Bruce and Shin now join up with Magdalena (original vympire) and her watcher (guess; an original werewolf from the same planet). There's still plenty of action and peril, and not everyone makes it out "alive" but this 3rd book does require even more flexibility of belief. All that said, it is still a fun read/listen. The ending denotes another book, but I haven't seen it, yet.”
The Cure “Book 2 starts the action off straight away after the Book 1 ending. Bruce, cousin to Dan takes on a larger role once turned to a werewolf early in the book. "The Cure" is for him. His attraction to Tatyana culminates as their love story begins and then threatened by a host of vampires. So bottom line, more action, romance, magic and mayhem with The Tugurlans and friends.”
War of the Chosen, NSFW Edition “This version has plenty of nasty bits in it along with the continuing story line from books 1 & 2. Lisbeth finds Knight is alive and so begins another love triangle. The Lycans are allies now in the war with Turned Vampires and their evil leaders. My favorite parts were around Lisbeth finding Mom, Dad and Aunt in Europe (sorry no spoilers) which brings many surprises! Overall, another stride forward in the series.”
Mr Stoker & I “Lucinda's (Lucy) story unfolds as she shares her Diary with her new acquaintance, Bram Stoker. Her macabre tale becomes the catalyst for Stoker's Dracula, but don't assume anything about vampires or other paranormal elements within. Very dark, atmospheric tone carries throughout, with plenty of twists, without end...”
The Final Act of Mercy Dove “Mercy is plagued from a young age with trauma that warps her mind. She seems to get her head back together but acts out in various and promiscuous ways. These actions lead down a dark path with a nasty twist and her "final act." Very intriguing...”
The Navigator “I was captivated from beginning to end, never able to anticipate what would happen next let alone where it would finish. An all-to-realistic look at a possible near-future with Sci-Fi and Fantasy elements, some romance, action-adventure and even some humor! There is no fluff in the 9 hours so pay attention to every detail as it rolls out...Highly Recommended.”
Pixie’s Gift “A very touching rendering of 3 tragic story-lines blending and twisting into a whimsical feel-good ending. At 2 hours, it is a wonderful afternoon listen in which you'll be glad you indulged.”
Vampire Iniquity “When the author warns you that Dan, the main protagonist and first-person narrator, is going to tell the story from his point of view AND from other's recollections to him as well, you can count on some confusion. Still, I very much hung onto each word of his retelling of this modern-day tale of vampire mutants turned mafia bosses. You'll find some unique vampire lore also revealed, including Dracula and Sons. Overall, it's kind of a mesh-mash but very enjoyable.”
Planet Z “Be prepared as this really is a YA read with the requisite bad decision-making by young protagonists. It's good SciFi with plenty of plot twists which to keep our young heroes jumping. We have the evil bad guy who seems to hold all the cards, but will our intrepid explorers prevail?!? No spoilers here...”
First Contact “This short read/listen has our intrepid captain journeying to a planet to meet the inhabitants of an alien world. This visit is prompted by a message from that faraway planet on a "message ship" thousands of year old. And, only the new technology of our captain's ship now allows for this exploration. What he finds there is the crux of the story, a mean twist. Sorry, no spoilers here... I rec'd a free copy of this Audio Book from Audiobooks Unleashed and I'm voluntarily leaving this review.”
Harry Starke “This first book in a series of 12+ is a great introduction to Harry and friends (and enemies!). I was not fond of the narrator and hope he is changed out to someone else in subsequent books as I do plan on continuing with them. Harry is his own biggest fan, but I'm one too now! Recommended for those who enjoy a hard-boiled protagonist who's good at his job, and with the ladies.”