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Jerry Harkey
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 “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 “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.”
Bewere of Faeries “Every character in this unlikely mash-up of Were and Fae worlds goes from one extreme to another in personality and actions, often within the same chapter. The lead female protagonist is a victim of her desires, and stupidity. There are plenty of hot sex scenes but otherwise this is really tough to get through.”
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 audiobooksunleashed.com 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 audiobooksunleashed.com 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.”