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Rosemary HUGHES
Better Than A Present “Have you looked into the eyes of a stranger, across a crowded room, and known that you had to meet them, get to know them, and more? I won't say any more, just read this excellent story!”
Agartha’s Castaway – Castaway – Book 1 “A fishing cruise turns into a fight for life, and then an adventure into another world of giant deadly creatures. What could come next? How do they get rescued?”
Billionaire Misery “Things seem to working against the "Orphans" and they land in jail after Morgan gets shot on his bike, and admitted to hospital. However, the undercover DEA officer, becomes entangled with the outcast "Orphan". They know who is behind it all, but they have to come up with the proof. Craig believes where they would find the evidence, but it's going take balls to retrieve it. Yes, it's a grand finale, where a double cross could mean death or imprisonment. There's a few secrets that will surprise and the drama continues right to the very end.”
Billionaire Ransom “Last episode saw Katie walk out on her father, for Morgan. The screws are now being tightened on Morgan and his fellow "Orphans". They had stumbled on another club, where it's members had been slaughtered. Now, the law is after the "Orphans" for that crime. Katie feels her father is at the root cause.”
Billionaire Biker “A young woman wanders into a biker's bar and catches the eye of the club's captain. As the story unravels, you find that being rich, isn't what it's cracked up to be.”
Echo Canyon Brides Box Set – Books 4-6 “Again, the enhanced narrator's vocalizations of the various characters make this series a very enjoyable experience. Book 4 Montana Luck The good folks of Echo Valley rejoice in new acquaintances, newly weds and new born babies. Our Irish rogue feels the need for a woman's help in raising his son, and places an advertisement for his own mail order bride. Our brothers from the dark side both seem to have had a change in heart, it might be the young ladies that have captured their hearts. Yes, like any other town, there is the baser side of human existence, but the good folks try to help those affected by other careless and callous ways. Book 5 Montana Fire When Thad, Echo's resident bounty hunter, ended up with three adopted kids, he knew he needed a woman to take the rough edges off. So, yes, he resorted to a mail order bride. This episode is, as all the others, not just a couple, but the whole of the inhabitants of Echo. A very relatable episode. Book 6 Montana Hearts Wild Wind hadn't wanted thought of a bride for himself, until he had established himself. Then he tried to follow up on his attraction for the new female preacher, but the difference in religious beliefs put a barrier between them. Then Roxie came out and made her interest clear. However, the township had a couple of other problems, and the drama, although hectic at times, showed what bigotry and racial prejudices could cause so much strife.”
Montana Adventure (Echo Canyon Brides, Book 3) “I have to acknowledge the very comical and realistic characters portrayed by the narrator, through the voice characteristics of each person encountered. It adds so much to the an already charming collection of stories. Again we see an advertisement placed for a would be bride, this time for Billy, the artist and part owner in the sheep farm. However, Billy is called on an urgent errand, with Lucky, before his potential bride arrives. Drama and emotional rollercoaster ensues, as their errand turns out differently to what they expected. Meanwhile, Shadow falls to the studious tracking of the sheriff, who reacts differently to what you would expect. Overall an engaging yarn, that shares the emotional feelings of those that call Echo Valley home.”
Mail Order Bride: Montana Bargain (Echo Canyon Brides, Book 2) “I have to acknowledge the very comical and realistic characters portrayed by the narrator, through the voice characteristics of each person encountered. It adds so much to the an already charming collection of stories.”
Mail Order Bride: Montana Rescue (Echo Canyon Brides, Book 1) “I have to acknowledge the very comical and realistic characters portrayed by the narrator, through the voice characteristics of each person encountered. It adds so much to the an already charming collection of stories. Book 1 Montana Rescue It's suggested that the sheriff should set the example, and in doing so, save the town, by finding a mail order bride. There's drama, even before the prospective bride arrives, and it doesn't stop there. There's interference from sinister people, wanting to revel in other people's misery. However, there is a HEA in this first episode.”
Echo Canyon Brides Box Set – 1-3 “I have to acknowledge the very comical and realistic characters portrayed by the narrator, through the voice characteristics of each person encountered. It adds so much to the an already charming collection of stories. Book 1 Montana Rescue It's suggested that the sheriff should set the example, and in doing so, save the town, by finding a mail order bride. There's drama, even before the prospective bride arrives, and it doesn't stop there. There's interference from sinister people, wanting to revel in other people's misery. However, there is a HEA in this first episode. Book 2 Montana Bargain Dr Wu was the next in line to try the Mail order advertising for his dream bride. With a little help, the ad for a female doctor, willing to meet certain requirements was placed. Luckily, Erin replied wanting a practice of her own, as she hadn't had any joy in gaining employment, even after gaining her doctor's qualifications. It's a grand story, with the ups and downs of any two people getting to know each other. Book 3 Montana Adventure Again we see an advertisement placed for a would be bride, this time for Billy, the artist and part owner in the sheep farm. However, Billy is called on an urgent errand, with Lucky, before his potential bride arrives. Drama and emotional rollercoaster ensues, as their errand turns out differently to what they expected. Meanwhile, Shadow falls to the studious tracking of the sheriff, who reacts differently to what you would expect. Overall an engaging yarn, that shares the emotional feelings of those that call Echo Valley home.”
Rebel Warrior – Book 3 “Yes, our warrior princess is definitely getting things stirred up. With a reunion, unity of foes, a couple of rescues and a death, all within this episode. It's a dramatic and emotional rollercoaster. Yet there's more to come!”
Rebel Princess – book 2 “Yes, this episode sees a couple of problems sorted and then a new situation arises, which seems to have a solution, until it's pushed away from the two lovers that have risked all to be together. Unfortunately, it's doesn't end well. Looking forward to see what the next episode reveals about the surface.”
Apocalypse: Underwater City – Book 1 “It's hard to imagine what our world would do if a asteroid threatened earth. Yes there would be those that would find a solution, like in this episode. Then, afterwards, how would that population re-assimilate into a new world. A sixteen years old youngster's view of a situation is often narrow and emotional. This is an ongoing story, so expect to have to read (or listen) to the rest of the episodes, to have the whole story completed.”
Scandal At The Gala “A death a a Gala Social event, could have put a damper on the evening, but for quick thinking and resourcefulness of the detective that was onsite, when the poor man collapsed. Then began tedious task of testing and cataloguing all items within the room where the person had been seated. Yes, our super detective sleuth, Brenda gets into the action, with a lot of hunches, followed by investigating through the various suspects backgrounds. Yes, it's another intriguing case, but I don't know if I would like to stay at a B&B with so many crimes associated with it.”
Festival Turmoil “Minor break and enters occurred across our idealic little township. It escalates, and ends up a lot more. Unfortunately, it looks like the B&B was housing criminals, up to no good. It's an episode packed with intrigue and drama.”
Mystery Snow and Mistletoe “Back in our favorite township, with two happy couples counting down to their wedding day. One thing marred the happiness and Brenda, in her usual intrepid way, set forth to solve a five year old mystery. The whole town is dumb founded, when what had been happening was revealed. Yes, you need to read (or listen) to this intriguing yarn.”
Season of Joy “A lovers tiff sees a fiance going off to war, giving an excuse to relinquish the engagement. However, letters back and forth gives each person a greater insight into the others personality. Then, one of the trio that had gone off, is listed as dead. The correspondence from the others had stopped also. The worst is thought. I won't go further, but there's still a lot of drama to be had, until the final outcome.”
The Holybrooke Curse “A scream heard by someone, then ghosts and a murder. It sounds beyond astonishing, yet it appears as though within the household have come to experience the significance of these events.p”
Tales of the Favored: Arthur’s Tale “Yes, this was a taste of past and present and possible future. but I need to know more!”
It’s Never Enough “He had set her free, before going off to war. However, his reasoning wasn't because he felt his death may be imminent. Now that he had returned, he sat on the sidelines, suffering as the woman he loved was so close, yet untouchable.”
Bound to the Bear Denali Den, Book 3 “Stephen was told to take leave, and then was given a mission of safeguarding a she bear. She was a feisty female, that wasn't backing down, even though she had been under assault twice in the one week. Off course chemistry between her and Stephen was off the charts. You need to read the whole story to get the true, unadulterated picture. This has been a very interesting series.”
Beauty and the Bear Denali Den, Book 1 “All she wanted was an early breakfast, what she ended with was something over the top, and breathe taking. Then there was more!”
Wed to the Bear Denali Den, Book 2 “Picking up his brother's intended bride appeared to be a chore, until two things happened. Firstly, Silas had told him that he had already found his true mate, and then Ava appeared on the escalator before him. One glance, one sniff, and he was sure. Well now, you'll have to read for yourself what happens next.”
More Fables & Fantasies “A collection of 5 short stories, each showing how knowledge and sense could outsmart men of greed and ruthless behavior.”
The Snowman Killer “A newly divorced woman, retired from her previous job as police detective, spends her days serving coffee in her coffee house and writing murder mysteries at night. However, a crazed would-be killer targets her, by using the scenes from her own book. With the help of her two friends, they attempt to work out who the perpetrator is. It's a real hoot, and has a few moments of drama. An easy read.”
Undercover Justice “Coming out of her office building, Skyler is whisked into a black van. She had been mistaken for her cousin, but her salvation was at hand. Together they work to reak vengence on tha callous criminals that had no regard for life or other people's property. Yes, it is a crime novel, with religious leanings, so if this would offend you, perhaps a different read would be more suitable.”
Raspberry Truffle Murder “A newly divorced woman sets up a chocolate and coffee shop in a small town. Her first day open, sees a horrific crime committed. In fear that her past history may be cause for her to be thought to be somehow involved, she sets to, investigating the crime. An interesting new series, similar to other detective series, although there seems to be a great sense of humor lingering in the background, in this episode, at least.”
She’s Got It All “A young woman gets a shot at her dream job, but in doing so, stops another man from fulfilling his own ambitions. However, with her caring and responsive personality, she wins him over, only have others sabotage her blossoming romance. Find out what happens, by reading (or listening) to the writer's version of this delightful tale. I believe you will enjoy it!”
Rock Star Ex “They had known each other when they were both starting out: Eve as a College student and he as a Rock Star wannabe. Now fate had thrown them together again. However, she had been hurt, feeling abandoned. He had to try some way to get through hear stone cold attitude. To try to find if "His Eve" even still existed. A tumultuous tale of trying to find the way back to them.”
Eternal Oath “Another lot of people who believe their entitled, causing those that are the true owners grief, just because one person believe that they are the one to have it all. Luckily, past lives and consequences have experienced previously, the same problems, and someone has the ability to pass that knowledge to the current version of themselves, that they can stop the continued pattern.”
When Cougar Dates Manwhore “In previous episodes, we saw Ada engage with younger men, trying to find a balance in her life, the young men seemed to be the ones that reacted to her, thus allowing friendship and more intimate relationships to develop. However, none of these encounters seemed to stack up, once John had kissed her. Now they are back home, and they now have to find out whether there was something between them. No I am not telling you what happens, the writer has done a very good job with this entertaining series, and my short synapses would not do justice to the writer's penmanship. Yes, it is a fantastic finale!”
Holiday Hottie “Ava has to escape the work place and have herself some R&R. A last minute cruise of the Mediterranean sounded great. That was until John, her nemesis at work appeared before her, on the same ship. Well it does become interesting, but so does the cougar that comes out to play, in other parts of this episode.”
Boy Toy “We meet a woman who has an experience with an older man and then, on a holiday weekend, an experience with a younger man. Her feelings towards both experiences are discussed as she sorts through her emotions and reconciles her own list of desired attributes for a possible life partner.”
Genie’s Awakening “A story reminiscent of Paradise Island, a very old TV program, where people went to vacation and have their dreams fulfilled. In this episode a young female Gin, had come for a last Harrah, before fronting a tribunal in her home world, to admit that her powers had not been realized. This would have meant she would have been exiled to Earth, to live as a human. However, her experience on her "vacation", changed her and her outlook on life. Good read!”
Entranced “He was a vampire, returning to an old haunt, to enjoy the humans, and perhaps find the one. She was a young woman, out to have a good time with her friends. Unfortunately, she was almost trampled until this hunk of a man pulled her free. There was an attraction, but was it the one?”
The Druid Series, Volumes 4-6 Sow, Seed, and Plow “Book 4 Sow We are introduced to two new druids, Aubree and Beau, who are brought into the picture, through a new group of vampires, targeting druid females, in hopes of discovering where the queen is stowed away. However, Beau was something they weren't expecting. Book 5 Seed Kier obeys his coven, retrieving the druid female Queen, and killing the druid/vampire that had mated her. However, it is not easy for him to leave her to his coven, as her essence calls to him, like no other. Beau ends up having his memories restored to him, just in time to be reacquainted with his former comrades. Book 6 Plow Kier and Holly are defending themselves on one side from his former Vampire coven, whilst Beau has to get the pregnant druid he has mated away from his former Druid brethren, who are intent on raping her both physically and magically, before ultimately killing her.”
Plow The Druid Series, Book 6 “Kier and Holly are defending themselves on one side from his former Vampire coven, whilst Beau has to get the pregnant druid he has mated away from his former Druid brethren, who are intent on raping her both physically and magically, before ultimately killing her.”
Seed The Druid Series, Book 5 “Kier obeys his coven, retrieving the druid female Queen, and killing the druid/vampire that had mated her. However, it is not easy for him to leave her to his coven, as her essence calls to him, like no other. Beau ends up having his memories restored to him, just in time to be reacquainted with his former comrades.”
Sow The Druid Series, Book 4 “We are introduced to two new druids, Aubree and Beau, who are brought into the picture, through a new group of vampires, targeting druid females, in hopes of discovering where the queen is stowed away. However, Beau was something they weren't expecting.”
Harvest The Druid Series, Book 3 “A case of "out of the frying pan" occurs when the women are hunted, escape, but captured but others that still wish to do them harm. However, a prophecy is brought up, which may help explain what may be cause for enemies to unite.”
Bled The Druid Series, Book 2 “Rachel and Zack, of the Rogue has a tremulous beginning, Cole feels that there is another Druid that could make his life complete. However, it costs Nathan's life, to find the one Cole immediately bonds to. Alexander isn't happy!”
Reapers The Druid Series, Book 1 “A veritable tug of war between vampires, vampire rogues and another group, in pursuit of a young girl, that hadn't known her biological parents, was unaware of her true ancestry.”
Strange Treasure: Another Tale from the Exclusion Zone “We journey with a guide into a exclusion zone, with three "tourists", who had come to look at real estate, but what they find is beyond their wildest nightmares.”
The Earl’s Christmas Wish “Initially this is a sad tale, that you wonder where it would lead. However, what one person deems as good companionship, may not fit another's idea of the same thing. As one's idea of a happy family, isn't always everyone's image of the same scene. Yes this is an interesting story, with a great HEA.”
The Duke’s Unveiling “As a reader of Regency Romance, there has been certain rules that young ladies had to abide by, to keep their precious honor in tact. Such as never speaking to a gentleman, unless you had been formally introduced; never riding unescorted, especially at dusk; never dancing more than two dances with the same man; not being kissed by a gentleman, especially on a main thoroughfare. I may have been too embroiled in other romances to see there errors, but if you are going to write of an era, you need to know the rules society lived by, in those times. This was a refreshingly different tale, non the less, and I enjoyed it.”
Christmas Hope: Contemporary Christian Romance “Yes, it was a good yarn, in it's way, but really, all characters seemed totally lack lustre and the story a bit beyond belief. It also didn't seem to meld when the gangster would leave the one he supposedly loved, to almost freeze to death.”
The Pleasure Prince #4 “Erotica in every sense of the word, with an all male participation. May not be everyone's idea of a good time.”
The Complete Horse Mistress Collection “Book1 During an attack on the village that had become home for Carivel, for the past three years, her mentor, amongst many others were killed. This elevated her into a new position, that of Horse Master, as her disguise of the three years still remained undetected. Then, being asked to be a part of a mission to seek alliance with another island community, combining forces against their shared enemy, our young girl, realized that others also had their own secrets. It's an interesting campaign, revealing more than just the strengths and weaknesses of the community's senior representatives. Book 2 This episode shows the return to their community, facing the consequences of their individual mis-represented situations. Followed closely by the delegation from their newly allied neighbors. Therefore, although the chieftain was enamored by the horse master's newly acclaimed sexual status, he made to dominate by a demand of his own. This plus other situations arise to cause the joint attack on the mainland's invading forces to act, sooner than any anticipated, but just in time, for one situation that had become dire. The aftermath ànd psychological damage done to the mental health of the horse mistress, meant that her two lovers had to perform an intervention, to get her psychics back into alignment with her feeling of safety and security. Book 3 In this episode our three intrepid heroes are against a whole range of difficult situations. However, although each has shown that they felt they were not worthy of the companionship of the other two, it has been proven that the three were bonded tightly together. Giving succor when each individual needed it. We see a foreshadowing of an events, as well as a loss of one of the community's main characters, which changes lives and power. There are many developments, but these are best read (or listened to) as the author intended, rather than my muddled synapses. Book 4 The idea that the Empire would again make an incursion, as soon as possible after winter, the three stepped up their various expertise, to try and somehow defeat this gigantic war machine. With an ability of thinking out side the norm, allows the creative solutions to outsmart a gigantic war machine, with untrained and in some cases, reluctant recruits. To know the outcome, you need to read this episode, just as the author intended.”
The Dragon Mistress: Book 4 “To keep those that you love, you have to look ahead, for today they may be safe and secure, but the future may see your enemies take action, and more than just your immediate family may be at risk. Yes, this is the problem facing our former Prince. Knowing what his family had already done, it's not hard to see what a man thirsty for power may do. Plus, there was another problem that needed to be solved. So this episode see the return to the mainland, with a couple of objectives to achieve. It is a grand finale to an awesome series!”
The Dragon Mistress: Book 3 “The events in this episode show the difference between two groups, the ones that will risk life and limb to save the endangered species and those that will do as much damage to who ever they can, to gain power. I am not summarizing the story, as it would detract from the author's enthralling tale. You need to read for yourself, to fully appreciate this tale. Beware, there is sadistic violence and death of one of the main characters, in this episode.”
The Dragon Mistress: Book 2 “If you knew you had something that would be destroyed if you let anyone know of its existence, you would risk everything to keep it safe. So, that's the basis of this series. However, when there five people involved, there's going to be different types of interaction, some good, some bad. There's sexual activity between more than two people, so if this offends you, perhaps it's not the read for you.”
Harry Starke “I used to love Michael Connelly's writing, as well as another couple of authors of that generation. This is written in the same "voice" as Harry Bosch, Jack Reacher and Agent Pendergrast, as well as several other well loved characters, that kept me glued to my reader, episode after episode. Harry, is a loveable rogue, that gets the bit between his teeth and doesn't know when to back down. He has a remarkable number of people covering his back. He obviously has cultivated friends and workers, by good deeds and loyalty, for they are willing to go to the wire for him. Yes, an impressive first episode, let's see if the next lives up to the same high standard.”
The Dragon Mistress: Book 1 “Rescued from an hot and scorching death, after being robbed and left to die, our young heroine tags along with the group that had come across her. This group of mercenaries were to aid her in her future troubles. There is a hot erotic scene, as well as, a cliffhanger ending.”
Captain Dead Man “Annual boatrace has three main contenders, each having an identical boat built, in an attempt to prove who was the better skipper. Unfortunately, a dreadful find, but the local detective and Brenda, our amateur detective, puts the race in jeopardy. You'll be surprised what happens next, and who is responsible.”
Dead in Bed “An actress, acting the Prima Dona, had all the cast and the staff of the bed & breakfast on edge. However, Brenda, the new owner of the establishment was looked at in a suspicious light, due to an agreement between her and the murder victim, the night before. Now Brenda was on a deadline to Rove her own innocence, by finding the real killer. Her time is running out!”
Davenport House 7: Hard Times “Yes, things seem to go in circles, and in this finale episode , we seem to have traveled the full circle. We still have some problems and angst to go through, but eventually those of the House are as one.”
Davenport House 6: House Secrets “Without giving away the story line, one man is brought into the house, and life is changed for almost all it's inhabitants. Together with war and the Spanish flue, it's a time of emotional turmoil, with the added friction of those out for their own gains. Yes it is a tremulous times in the house”
Davenport House 5: For the Cause “The saga again continues, with many births, deaths and marriages. However, the influenza epic brings home what the current world situation is. We just have to hope that is the only thing that this series mimics with the current world turmoil.”
Her Christmas Viking: Holiday Magic “A simple enough wish, and a spell to make it so. However, there was something no one would have thought of, and then when things really heated up. Well, that's when the story becomes interesting.”
Her Steamy Viking: A Paranormal Romance “He had spent a thousand years as a puddle. Only one way to regain his body back, as per the old witches' curse. She didn't know what was about to happen, coming for much needed a R&R, but from her first encounter she was intrigued. Yes a very different way to break a curse.”
Extreme Heat “A chance encounter bring two people back after five years since they had last seen each other. Both had their own memories of their previous encounters. Would that extreme heat still exist today. You'll have to listen or read this episode, to find out what relationship they had had. An interesting encounter.”
The Kingdom of Grape “Yes, a simple true love versus royal duty type tale. However, I cannot see overlooking murder as a good thing, especially a king, and father, but there's a message in there somewhere.”
Imitating Art “Yes, I dare say this story, in this type of small town, would ring true with a lot of blow ins. People may not be running from the law, but something in their past. Hiding out in plan sight, in a place so bland and boring, it seems illogical for anyone to be there, unless they had a very good reason. I have encountered this author's work previously, and find it different and refreshing.”
Dragon Family (Book 3/3) “Okay, whilst listening or reading this book, you have to keep the faith in the Gods to come out on top in the end. There are set backs, but, the angst and drama is worth it, if you just keep the faith. No, I haven't joined a cult or religious sect. I have listened, and felt devastation and frustration, alongside the characters. But, isn't that how a good story is meant to make you feel, as part of the story, alongside those that you become like old friends with. Yes, the penmanship of the author has to be applauded, with how this story wraps around you and pulls you in.”
Dragon Gods (Book 2/3) “It is difficult to sum this particular episode up, without giving a lot of the story away. There is death destruction and mayhem. A true good versus evil fight to the very end. With sacrifices and loose of those that you have become fimaliar with. However, we are left we some hope. I, for one, are looking forward to the next episode, "Dragon Family". This is a very individual and unique tale. Very different from the normal saga of this type. I appreciate the uniqueness!”
Dragon Untamable (Book 1/3) “This is the second series of the dragons and their tamers, following on the previous series of "Alveria Dragon Akademy". This centers on three "untameable" Dragons that cause all sorts of havoc on their own, together with a dragon hunter, sent to destroy on of these dragons. However there is a bigger threat, which have these four working together to save their world. Another intriguing yarn from this author.”
The Dragon Throne (Book 3/3) “I think the conclusion to this tale has been obvious for some time, but when royal family and matters of state are concerned, well it has to be complicated. On saying all this, the story, with both romance and drama included, together with riots, Dragon shifters, healers and off course the Royalty component. Well with that mixture it's bound to be a good story, you say. Wrong, it's a Great story.”
The Dragon Sickness (Book 2/3) “If this was a story about just a boy and girl, with a father that had been shunned by society. It would be an enjoyable read. Then add a dragon shifter Prince, a peasant girl, with the ability to read a person's health, and then a whole community of dragons, that seem to have caught some infection, which could wipe the whole species out! Wow!! now you have fantastic read!!”
The Dragon Tamer (Book 1/3) “Yes, I listened until after 4 am, I just wanted to know what happened. So, if you want a fantastic supernatural tale, with Dragon shifters and daring females, this story will fit your criteria nicely. But, be warned, it's additive!”
Anything For You “This isn't an unusual situation, boy and girl move in together and over time something goes awry. Yet, it is strange how words spoken by one, about other's situations, can be concluded by the other to mean their own situation. Confused, well read or listen to the story and my cryptic remarks will make sense, without, hopefully giving the tale away.”
Nightmare in Steam: Alliance of Silver & Steam Book 1 (Alliance of Silver and Steam) “So, if demons existed, and humans knew about them, would we hunt them down, if we had the ability to do so? As with all stories of good and bad, sometimes the bad guys are good, and the good guys truly evil. A young woman, caught in the clutches of a dream demon, having erotic dreams about him, not understanding who he really is. However, he doesn't realize who she is, until it's too late. Too late for what? Well that's the whole crux of this saga. Be prepared for some hot and heavy sexual encounters.”
Demon in Steam Alliance of Silver and Steam, Book 0.5 “Set in a time when steam power was new to London, this details a word where demons roamed the night. However, there were those that opposed the creatures, using adaptations to the new technologies to achieve there goals. This is both a supernatural thriller and an erotic romance, very fast paced and explicit.”
Sherlock Holmes and the Montague Murders “This story is set out as acts in a play, but it is a murder mystery, using the methods of Mr Conan-Doyle and his characters of Mesrs Holmes and Watson, and their art of deduction. As usual, it's a convoluted plot, that keeps the viewer guessing until the last.”
Bill Gates: A Biography “I doubt whether there would not be anyone that would not recognize the name of Bill Gates or Microsoft. However, this short but detailed account of Mr. Gates' life, gives the listener a perspective of the impact of this man and his business acremen. Perhaps the original nerd, Mr. Gates was able to utilize the power of coded language and see a need for an operating system, that would downsize the computers of the time, but maximizing their computer power.”
Highland Honor – Scottish Highland Romance “A gentle nurtured love kindled when they were young, growing as they matured. He did not rush her, although his animal lust would have wanted to. However, clan laws were clan laws, and they were supposed to abide by them, even when they saw the fertility of the deaths. He had learnt strategy, and when needed, he used it. Yes good story, worth listening to.”
The Purloined Letter “I have submitted this review after listening to the audiobook of this title. I was touched how this tale was similar in the "voice" as Sherlock Holmes. It may be those with the art of deduction may all sound the same, when they explain what is obvious to them, but not to us lowly peasants. Anyway, it was an interesting story, with a touch of light hearted banter thrown in.”
Sweet Death “This is a very short, but enjoyable tale, showing the laid back attitude of South sea islanders, and their very different thought processes from that of, say, English people. Loved the narrator's vocalizations of the various characters.”
The Last Horseman “A group of retired police officers, finding that the "system" often allowed crooks to "get of jail", from the exploitation of loopholes, or the flaws in the documentation that the police had to submit, to gather evidence. So, a group of four, calling themselves the "four horsemen",plus a seeker, examined the various cases and where a really ruthless person had "gotten away with it", they meted out justice, in such away, that the homicide squad had no reason to question what they could put down as an obvious scenario of death. This comes to a halt , when one of the last two horsemen called it quits. The Last man, however, trying to tidy off the last cases, finds that more than the original five were in the know, and that what had originally been an altruistic quest, now had served as a self centred method to gain money, using the four horsemen's expertise.”
Love Before Honor “A knight intent on avenging his lady's honor, is transported to another time and place. A young lady, confronted by a man in armor, isn't as aghast as one may think. Together they bonded, her convincing her parents to house the young man, in Christmas goodwill, and he offering refuge from unwanted advances to her, by a lectous suitor. It's a grand tale of love and honor, of faithfulness and magic potions. I think, if you like knights, and time travel and Regency Romance, you will enjoy this yarn!”
Magic and Misconduct: A Paranormal Academy Bully Romance “Yes, a new school, for a young woman from a small town, who has finally gotten her dream: to attend a college that was shifter oriented. Not only were the new classes different and daunting, but the attraction between her and a number of young men, well, that was something this young lady had never experienced. However, there is something sinister lurking around campus, that is putting them all at risk. It is a cliffhanger, so be prepared to be left wondering, until you read the next in the series.”
The Truth Will Set You Free “Although I write reviews, I don't read them, and I also don't read the blurbs on the various books or audiobooks. Therefore I listened to this audiobook last night and marveled at the author's ability to put into words the feelings of these two people, who were so attracted to each other, but for one's inability to cope with the stigma, their one time of yielding to their attraction had been the last. Now, due to an emotional day, they were again in each other's company. Can they sort out their barriers, so they realize, that being with that certain person, is life changing. Yes I enjoyed the tale!”
Disarming Amy “Eugene, (Gene), had come to a cross roads, continue being the dutiful son and have his father further his wealth through Eugene's arranged marriage to a woman Eugene disliked, intensely. Or, go out and find his own wife, his own destiny. Yeah, not a difficult decision really, so, together with his best mate, he went exploring, incognito, to find some one that loved him for himself and not his wealth and name. It is an amusing tale, of how he encounters his lady of choice, it definitely a story to read or listen to. I enjoyed it, I believe if you enjoy this genre, then you should enjoy this tale.”
Hope Eternal “A daughter that believed she had been abandoned, now approached by the very person she blamed for her feelings. The husband, who loved and cherished his new wife, didn't want to do anything to cause a rift in that relationship, but needing to understand what had caused his wife's feelings of abandonment from her parent, as well as, finding out the other side of the story. It could all come asunder, but hopefully Christmas magic may spread goodwill and cheer to these estranged relationships. Yes, yet another great story from this Author.”
Captured Heart “This is an awesome tale, covered partly on "Gambled Pride", this is Steven Kelly and Emily St. Clair's side of the mail order bride's tale. It includes amnesia, kidnapping, rescue and much, much more. It has a love match that endures hardship and separation. Yes, it's a grand tale, to be sure!”
Minding Benji “A young girl, orphaned and left in supposed safe hands, find that the husband in the house as nefarious designs on her. Her escape and consequently the taking charge of her nephew, may have put her safety in jeopardy. It must have taken courage for gentlee women to cross a continent, in times when traveling unescorted was frowned upon. However, many were escaping unsuitable situations, praying that what they were heading to would be better. With a shortage of "God fearing" women, a man really didn't know what would land on his doorstep, when asked a bride to join him.”
Calm Surrender “A young woman had a secret, but she also has a beast of a man obsessing over her. However, as fate would have it, another bigger beast, who under current conditions appeared tamed, had also been attracted to the young woman, 3 years earlier. Now, on renewing her acquaintance, he was again enchanted by her. Fate brought them together, and she knew which beast she would trust. You need to read the book, and my explanation will be crystal clear.”
Love Letters “A strange story of an engaged lass having her companion write her replies to her fiancee. Stranger, the guys reaction when confronted by both of them. Love definitely is confusing!”
Wild Storm “The two siblings had a secret that they had promised not to tell. For to tell, would most likely mean they would be separated for ever. A chance kidnapping of one and the following up by two marshals, ended up revealing more than just the kidnappers ploy. To say more, gives a way a very intriguing tale, but this story is well worth the effort of either reading or listening to it.”
Lost Fortune “She arrived to unexpected tidings, and although she survived, even thrived, there was something missing. A look, that's all it took, and fate had stepped into both their lives. Yes there were difficulties, but well, you need to read, or listen, to the whole tale, to enjoy this wonderful uplifting story.”
Christmas with the Biker “One bad experience on Christmas, kind of turned the thought of joy of the season to sadness. However, a woman changes things, and when you want to get to know her better, well, it's funny what fate throws your way.”
Luring the Biker “As usual, rivalry between clubs caused deaths and mayhem. This episode we have the patched -over Gold Pipers of St. Paul, formally Steel Bandits defending themselves from the Blood Angels. There's a wicked plan to use a doppelganger of the St Paul's VP to try and caused disruption and chaos in the newly reformed club. It's a romance as well as a drama, with heart stopping moments on both fronts.”
The Armchair Detective – Series One “Using an old man, and a newspaper reporter to reveal a long kept secret, is a very canny trick. It keeps the reader or listener engaged as the plot unravels. Having a number of possible scenarios for the interest in the derelict flats, just muddies the waters, until the true reveal occurs.”
Sherlock Holmes and the Claw of the Raven “Okay, the previous episode left many questions up in the air, but this episode answers all of them. I won't give the plot away, but it is good to know there is something far sinister than a couple of individual deaths playing out. Yes, for all the tom foolery, this ends in a satisfying conclusion.”
Sherlock Holmes and the Society Spiritualist “This particular "mystery " left me still up in the air, about the spiritualist and her involvement in the "Dolly" apparition. Perhaps the next episode should shed more light and answer my questions.”
Sherlock Holmes and Lestrade’s Irregular Investigation “Please be aware that this is only a very short audiobook, of less than hour. Detective Inspector Lastrade had already solved a murder investigation, when Holmes, at a loose end, butted in. He found some oddities but.. well you need to read or listen to the entertaining rendition of this story. I believe you will find it a short, but engaging tale.”
Sherlock Holmes and the Spring-Heeled Tiger “With the redoubtable Dr Watson, Holmes looks at a murder of gentleman of some note. All clues seem to point to the tiger from the circus, but Holmes doesn't believe that to be so. A rather light hearted theatrical performance for Holmes and Watson.”
Prymus: Armageddon “Yes, it's chaos, which I suppose war is, but to keep track of the various war forums, and who is with the good guys and who is the bad collaborators, it is mind boggling! Also, shocking that whole worlds would be vaporized. Yes, I suppose this would be what war amongst advanced worlds would be like.”
The Key to Murder “This was an intriguing tale, about an area a lot of people would like to visit, for historical and cultural reasons. Then to add the mystery of the key and book, then some. Well, it adds to a nail bitting drama in the end.”
15 Minutes “This is very much a young person's book, with a lot of upscale items and phrases. This being said, it was a very involved mystery that our two intrepid P.I.s were trying to solve. It highlights the difference between the make believe of Hollywood and the possible dangerous world of true life. I must say, I enjoyed the jaunty feel of the tale, and the few dramatic sequences were spellbinding. Often it is easy enough to get characters into a tight spot, it's getting them out, in a believable way, which is hard. This author mastered these problems and more.”
Retribution “Harry was intent on making someone pay for his brother's death, that would have been retribution. However, his father had made him promise to not take the law into his hands, but to obtain justice. It's one heck of a story of two alphas trying to get the upper hand, knowing one, Harry, wouldn't stop until he had achieved his objectives.”
Family Matters “This is a murder mystery, a hundred years in the past, to be solved with very little in regards as clues and only gossip for testament. Harry helps Amanda with an inheritance that includes an isolated hotel, in Maine. There is speculation about her grandmother and grand step mother's deaths. Part of the bequest is, that Amanda and Harry look into the incidents of death for her forebearers. This is a very different Harry Starke episode, showing Harry out of his normal environment and thrown into situations that has him questioning his own sanity. Another intriguing yarn, that have you trying to out think the feisty P.I.”
Gone “A missing girl, a police chief's daughter, no less. Harry is asked to find her. However, there's a lot more going on at the elite college that the young woman had attended, that just the one missing student. Harry, along with Kate, get into and out off a lot of tight jams. How the case gets solved, well, that's something the author will reveal as the plot is revealed.”
Checkmate “Harry is commendered into helping an over worked Detective Kate, with a woman who was found dead, just off the golf course. Harry, finding that the woman's husband had died from a heart attack 12 months earlier, went on the alert. All friends and acquaintances felt the guy had been super fit, and was surprised that his heart had failed. Harry wasn't surprised to find his wife was stating, to anyone that would listen that he had been killed. So the saga had begun, but it became a very complicated and complex list of suspects. Yes, another engaging tale of murder and misdirection.”
Hill House “The majority of people would not encounter child trafficking, or even prostitution. To hear that hardened investigators were amazed at the extent of these problems were possibly eye opening to the reader. It isn't something that people would likely think about, unless, like this episode, it is highlighted and stuck under your nose. Anyway, as usual Harry solves a number of situations in this episode that was daunting and evading the police scrutiny. Yes, as Harry tends to remind Kate, he's not bound by the same rules as the police force is. This is an awesome series, to this point.”
The Harry Starke Series: Books 1 – 3 “#1 Harry Starkey I used to love Michael Connelly's writing, as well as another couple of authors of that generation. This is written in the same "voice" as Harry Bosch, Jack Reacher and Agent Pendergrast, as well as several other well loved characters, that kept me glued to my reader, episode after episode. Harry, is a loveable rogue, that gets the bit between his teeth and doesn't know when to back down. He has a remarkable number of people covering his back. He obviously has cultivated friends and workers, by good deeds and loyalty, for they are willing to go to the wire for him. Yes, an impressive first episode, let's see if the next lives up to the same high standard. #2 Two for the Money Harry, responding to an urgent call from an old friend, walks in to that friends home, to find him dead. This starts a chain reaction, where a further crime had been committed, of a transfer of billions of money from a hedge fund. Harry, along with Detective Kate, had their hands full, with the number of possible suspects. There were a lot of very tense situations that occurred, but to discuss them here, would reveal a lot of the tale. Let's just say, it is very difficult to guess who had done it, unlike many of this type of murder mystery. #3 Hill House I have submitted this review after listening to the audiobooks of this series. #1 Harry Starkey I used to love Michael Connelly's writing, as well as another couple of authors of that generation. This is written in the same "voice" as Harry Bosch, Jack Reacher and Agent Pendergrast, as well as several other well loved characters, that kept me glued to my reader, episode after episode. Harry, is a loveable rogue, that gets the bit between his teeth and doesn't know when to back down. He has a remarkable number of people covering his back. He obviously has cultivated friends and workers, by good deeds and loyalty, for they are willing to go to the wire for him. Yes, an impressive first episode, let's see if the next lives up to the same high standard. #2 Two for the Money Harry, responding to an urgent call from an old friend, walks in to that friends home, to find him dead. This starts a chain reaction, where a further crime had been committed, of a transfer of billions of money from a hedge fund. Harry, along with Detective Kate, had their hands full, with the number of possible suspects. There were a lot of very tense situations that occurred, but to discuss them here, would reveal a lot of the tale. Let's just say, it is very difficult to guess who had done it, unlike many of this type of murder mystery. #3 Hill House The majority of people would not encounter child trafficking, or even prostitution. To hear that hardened investigators were amazed at the extent of these problems were possibly eye opening to the reader. It isn't something that people would likely think about, unless, like this episode, it is highlighted and stuck under your nose. Anyway, as usual Harry solves a number of situations in this episode that was daunting and evading the police scrutiny. Yes, as Harry tends to remind Kate, he's not bound by the same rules as the police force is. This is an awesome series, to this point.”
Two for the Money “Harry, responding to an urgent call from an old friend, walks in to that friends home, to find him dead. This starts a chain reaction, where a further crime had been committed, of a transfer of billions of money from a hedge fund. Harry, along with Detective Kate, had their hands full, with the number of possible suspects. There were a lot of very tense situations that occurred, but to discuss them here, would reveal a lot of the tale. Let's just say, it is very difficult to guess who had done it, unlike many of this type of murder mystery.”
Two for the Money “Harry, responding to an urgent call from an old friend, walks in to that friends home, to find him dead. This starts a chain reaction, where a further crime had been committed, of a transfer of billions of money from a hedge fund. Harry, along with Detective Kate, had their hands full, with the number of possible suspects. There were a lot of very tense situations that occurred, but to discuss them here, would reveal a lot of the tale. Let's just say, it is very difficult to guess who had done it, unlike many of this type of murder mystery.”
Harry Starke “I used to love Michael Connelly's writing, as well as another couple of authors of that generation. This is written in the same "voice" as Harry Bosch, Jack Reacher and Agent Pendergrast, as well as several other well loved characters, that kept me glued to my reader, episode after episode. Harry, is a loveable rogue, that gets the bit between his teeth and doesn't know when to back down. He has a remarkable number of people covering his back. He obviously has cultivated friends and workers, by good deeds and loyalty, for they are willing to go to the wire for him. Yes, an impressive first episode, let's see if the next lives up to the same high standard.”
The House of the Sphinx “Yes, the first part of this story really does mirror a tourist trip to Cairo and beyond. However, the "normal" tourists' experience is then lost, as sinister plots to eradicate the "infidels" start to take over this tale. Plus, writing this review, whilst the world is in turmoil from Covid-19, the containment strategy for a virus with a known vaccine is not the same as one that has scientific research scrabbling for a cure. If this review makes little sense, it will, once you either read or listen to the complete story. Yes, I enjoyed the tale!”
Prymus: Gateway “An intricately woven saga, playing out on different sites, simultaneous. As usual, someone wants a bigger slice of the pie, and 6 nations that have known peace for eons are being dragged into a mad man's grab for control. This, being the first in the series has set the scene, and seen the first shots fired. However, it definitely isn't over, and who are on what sides, are not defined.”
Dark Visions “Yes, it seems incongruous that a blind man could help in a police investigation, but by using a newly minted police detective, who was willing to learn from someone who had done it all, then you have the perfect detective duo. The crime committed was, in one respect, personal to each but also of a string of crimes that had yet to be solved by the FBI. A new set of eyes, with almost complete recall ability, partnered with someone that had the ability to read a clue, and the responses of suspects for the truthfulness or lies. Together with the Raven "Po", who had an ethereal quality about his exchanges with the two. Yes, it's a very good read! Then, adding the abilities of very good narrator, you have a compelling listening experience!”
Christmas at Darcy House “Irrespective of what variation, Darcy and Elizabeth seem to fit together, like a hand in a glove. Hard to say if I enjoyed this version more than the original. I listened to the audiobook of this title, and found the narrator did a "rather bang up job" of the various characters vocalizations. It does add so much more to the tale.”
Switch “An interesting time travel story, with the added scenarios of two women, 200 years apart, switching their spirits. We get a glimpse of South Africa, 200 years ago, through the eyes of the English settlers. We also see what a person, born 200 years ago, and dumped into today's world would think and feel. Yes, there's a reason for the switches, but you need to read/or listen to the tale as the author intended it to be received and not through an abbreviated synapses from me. It is ant intriguing tale and opens some interesting insights into human nature.”
Digging Up Trouble “Another murder, another couple of suspects that need assistance. Although Verity's assistance sometimes could be hazardous to her health. A good tale, well presented by the narrator. This is turning out to be a good series.”
From Garden to Grave “I actually read this book, and then reviewed it. I found this a very interesting murder mystery, because, unlike most mystery books of this type, we have a naive you woman, who is a known introvert, that is plunged into situations that should have freaked her out, but she had, through reading self help books, learnt various mechanisms to cope. Plus, unlike most detective type mysteries, this young lady didn't always work out who did it, in fact, she failed miserably. Her theories were often spot on, it was the proving those ideas, she often ended up being very embarrassed when caught. Yes, I did enjoy this tale, and look forward to listening to the audiobook for the next in the series.”
My Possessive Bodyguard “A family under stress, brings in bodyguards to protect the individual family members. One is attracted to his assignment, but she is also attracted to him. Due to circumstances, they are pushed together, alone, familiarity arises with close quarters. However, ideals are still intact, until.. Yes it's a story worth reading/listening to. I found the narrator on the audiobook, did an excellent job of portraying the various characters, adding a further dimension to the overall experience.”
The Reckoning “A commander of an elite force "Backlight", questioned his objectives, and had his team wiped out. He only survived due his grim determination and the help of some Christian souls. Now, these same good people needed his help, to stop an evil, that believed in superior beings, that had a devine right to rule. Off course they are after an ancient manuscript, and they are willing to kill to get it.”
The Girl from Whitfield Hall “This is set in the era of world war I, a time when the differences in the classes were blurred. However, the difference in what women were allowed to do, and what men were able to do, was a very wide gap, as far as most societies were concerned. Therefore, to have a upper class lady, dressing as a male and doing the duties of a male detective isn't a very hard thing to imagine. Being able to slip from male to female personias, was advantageous, as the saga unravels. An interesting tale, with the audiobook narrator giving further dimension to the overall experience, by the use of different accents for each character's vocalizations.”
Scratched Off “Multi scenes, switching from killer's viewpoint to that of the agent working the case, which gives very different perspective of the killing, and the motivation behind them. This story deals with a relationship perspective, where the killer is known to multiple people, who also have different relationships with one and other. A very interwoven story, and even a surprise at the end, that I believe none would have seen coming. The narrator does a fantastic job, with varied vocalizations for different characters. It adds another dimension to the overall experience.”
No Time For Goodbyes “She had left the small town, trying to pursue a dream of a nursing career, that she felt she never would have a chance at home. He let her go, although she broke his heart, but knowing he couldn't hold her, from her dreams. Now, she needed to come back, as her mother needed her. He made the call, and didn't know what would happen next. Yeah, excellent tale!”
Baskets & Caskets “Although the previous episodes had murders and poison that imitated death, this is the "all will be revealed" episode. That's not to say the other episodes could be missed, as this is a story of a real life scenarios, that certain things happen, causing the next sequence of events to occur. So the whole series is the complete picture revealed. So who is the murderer? You'll have to read the author's rendition to find out! Super Cool!”
Brooms & Tombs “Although the previous episode reveals a murderer, they also revealed that were being paid by someone. That person is manipulating things that are making the players in the local high school to turn up appearing dead. There's more to that situation, but the best idea is to read the author's rendition of the tale, rather than my inadequate synapses.”
Bones & Drones “A murder mystery in a small town. However, the go to person to solve the problem is a 17 year old girl, with a very strange family background, that gives her a head start on forensic evidence. A different type of story!”
Davenport House 3: A Mother’s Love “We find out why Miss Whitmore had head to England, and also what the voyage was like. William and Mary set a date, but certain issues arise that threaten their happiness. We also loose one of the main characters, which causes a lot of grief. There is a lot more to this tale, but telling it all would spoil a good yarn.”
Davenport House 4: Heiress Interrupted “We find out why Miss Whitmore had head to England, and also what the voyage was like. William and Mary set a date, but certain issues arise that threaten their happiness. We also loose one of the main characters, which causes a lot of grief. There is a lot more to this tale, but telling it all would spoil a good yarn.”
Davenport House “A daughter sees her father, in a situation that her mother and brother denies to be plausible. However, some of the cryptic messages her father had given her, plus information from others, causes her to chase the subject with higher powers, with surprising results. An interesting assortment of characters in an interesting time in history.”
Davenport House 2: A New Chapter “Life goes on, but new secrets are revealed, and sinister plots are revealed. People that manipulate others for their own ends, are also brought under the group's scrutiny. A possible disaster is avoided by one and challenged head on by another. Again we all see the history and new innovations of the times affecting the lives of this somewhat insulated community.”
Loving the Biker “Yes, as with all parts of Society, there are those of good and bad characters. Unfortunately, the majority of society seem to have preconceived notions of those that ride motor bikes, and band together in a group, for mutual comradeship and friendship. This tale shows a female detective, who has a hassle with a fellow colleague, and has meet, and is attracted to a member of the Gold Viper motor bike club. I know which of these characters I would put my faith in. Yes, there are bad apples in every bunch, the aim is to weed them out, so they don't contaminate the rest.”
The Duke’s Governess in Disguise “I had listened to the other episode in this series, and was concerned when this one commenced, as the first chapter is the same as the previous episode. However, once the backstory was re-established, then this tale from Emily part of the switch is told. Both stories are dramatic and romantic, with a touch of humour thrown in. I recommend this series to any who are interested in the Regency Romance genre.”
DragonLord “A Dragon awakes, from thousands of years of bewitched sleep. What had awoken him, is unknown, as the other three of his ilk still slumbered. His intent to return to his dominion and resurrect his former stronghold was his first intent. However, during that long flight home, a scent of daffodils told him that his true love was near. This is their story of his following her allure and capturing the soul of a woman who had not wanted to be possessed by any male, human, wolf shifter or Dragonlord.”
Resisting the Biker “I think society automatically stereotype certain individuals depending on skin color, sexual orientation, and association to certain groups. This book shows that the 'Bad Boy" was actually the guy you could depend on, where the clean cut college guys were the ones to take advantage of a girl who had been slipped a Mickey. Yes, I know each group has the good, bad and ugly in them, so all you can do is deal with the individual, and be circumspect in all associations.”
Breaking the Biker “We Jake Tank as the new Club President, after his father's death. So the order of business is now to find the pledge that was driving the woman who did the deed. Leads to Raina, the pledges sister lead to an interesting cat and mouse game. Finally a confession happens, with a surprising result. The next day brings an even bigger surprise. Dramatic hostage situations occur, with frightening consequences should things go wrong. Yes, it's a new Tank, with a vastly different outlook, that amazes his team mates and readers alike. A rather interesting saga, that shows the whole club adaptation under new management.”
Fearing the Biker “We meet Jessica in the first episode of this series, as a virgin being raped by by a biker brute. Now she appears to have been targeted by the new leader of the Devil's Rangers, in retaliation for deaths from that original rape. Jordan (The Judge) has also appeared in previous episodes, as the ultimate cleanup guy, a gun for hire. These two are brought together, due to the vendetta by the a Devil's Rangers new leader, who has disregarded previous truces and is out for blood.”
Surviving the Biker “A suspense filled episode, where two women are possibly pregnant, then a couple of kidnapping, with brutal consequences. As Adriana's mother warms to Trevor, and possible situations become certain, together our romantic couple face life together.”
The Duke’s Bride in Disguise “To appease his Marchioness, for her desire for a girl, her husband was willing to take in an unknown child as his, due to dire nature of his wife's condition. However, the father was unaware that the child obtained was a twin, her sister thus left to be raised in poverty, whilst the purloined babe was raised as part of Society. This then is the story of what occurs when the two girls, at the age of twenty, encounter each other and their resultant pact.”
Holly in December “We have heard of the missing sister, Hope in other episodes. Well, we finally met her and her daughter Angel. Unfortunately, it isn't during a good time in Hope's life, being dismissed from her Social Security job, under a dark cloud of suspicion, due to different allegations against her. She finds shelter, and also runs across Pastor Nick. There is suspense and angst when things take a decided turn for the worst. However, the community pulls together and .. Well your best read it in the author's own words. Again, for those who may be offended by a Christian faith perspective, this book/ series may not be for you.”
‘Mums in November “Running for her life, she finally finds a community that she feels safe in. Then her past catches up with her. Even being dragged 500 miles across country, her friends hadn't given up their search. Dramatic and tension exudes from Amber, the main character of this story. I again feel anyone reading or listening to this tale would enjoy the suspense and intriguing story.”
Marigolds in October “Millions was a cop, that had been demoted because of deaths of officers on her case. Now, the same MO as that perp, was in another serial murder case, but this time in Scotland. So that's where the British Police sent Milli, after all, she knew the previous case better than anyone else. However, there was opposition from the existing staff, as well as someone tampering with evidence and computer files. Suspense and explosive drama sees a possible lose of Milli, as the killer sought revenge. Oh,the romance was somewhat hot as well! This series just gets more intense with each episode.”
Forget-Me-Nots in September “She sent care packages to overseas military personnel. He received one of her packages, including an introductory letter. Her sense of humour appealed to him and he responded. It was just coincidence that he lived across the road from his grandmother and next leave he ran into her. Yes, that would have been an excellent story to there, but there's more to this tale than just a romance and the author's rendition of the story is far superior to mine. It's dramatic and suspenseful, with a bit of a twist in it. An excellent tale!”
Gladioli in August “A young nurse, nervous to start a 6 months position in an island community, encounters a staid and non commital air pilot, who rubs her the wrong way. However, over a short period, both come to respect the other. Then mother nature gets into the picture, and dramatic isn't a strong enough word to explain the trek our two intrepid rescuers have to take. A very good yarn!”
Water Lily in July “He's a fisherman, she is one of four lighthouse keepers. Their first contact was over the radio, him wanting an update on the weather. They each were attracted by the others voice. A chance meeting on her days off, gave them a chance to get further acquainted. Then drama and suspense occurs when disaster strikes. How, when and where, is the author's story to tell. It is remarkable and nail bitting drama. I believe you will enjoy this tale. Again, as with the rest of the books in this series, there are strong religious beliefs expressed, so if this offends, then perhaps this book and /or series may not be for you.”
Roses in June “This is about a Lord, who is also an actor, meeting a school teacher, and attraction flairs. Over a short period, fate seems to have thrown them together. However, his mother is against his association with such a woman, and between her expressed disgust and strange goings on, it seems every thing is against their friendship. Drama and treachery occurs, almost costing the woman her life, but... perhaps you should hear or read the full story in the author's own words. I believe you will enjoy this tale.”
Lily of the Valley in May “She has been in a toxic relationship, and was lucky to get out with her life. Whilst staying at her sisters, she meets an author and helps him, by doing artwork for a children's book. However, her past catches up with her and both her new friend and herself takes percursions they both face life threatening situations. Will they get the chance they both need. Again, this contains religious beliefs, so if this offends, then this series may not be for you.”
Sweet Peas in April “An estranged couple are unexpectedly foisted together 10 years after their original separation. In the process of finding the money trail of an employee accused of embezzlement and a counter claim of wrongful dismissal, the spark that they once had is reignited. However, there is a further complicated situation that causes drama and intrigue. Yes an interesting story of intrigue and second chance romance.”
Daffodils in March “A guy tries to stop his sister engaging a governess, which ends up being his former sister in law and former love. Then there's lots of drama,but to go into detail would give a good story away.”
Violets in February “A doctor, hurt in a war torn country, reliant on an Aussie truck driver, to get through monsoon rains, washed out crossings and terrorist roadblocks. With a little bit of help, and renewed faith they race to beat the injury causing the doc to loose her leg or worse her life. Has a decided religious slant, in case this may be offensive.”
The Dream Merchant “What one woman would give to have her mate's child. However, feeling as though the result was causing turmoil, without a proper explanation, her partner in turn sought further advise. The resultant meeting and consequence bargain may amaze some.”
A Bride for Wyatt “To wed a person you had only corresponded with, seems extreme, but, I suppose no different to some of the Regency marriages, where the social occasion of balls, or chaperoned carriage rides, were the only contact prior to marriage. This was a very thoughtful groom, willing to wait for his wife to come around. Again, I wonder how many of such marriages were as understanding and considerate. The story itself was interesting and felt homey and true to the time period.”
The Keys to my Diary: Trixie “The last of this stunning series, we get an insight into the insecurities of having an identical twin, whom, in your mind is smarter and more beautiful than yourself. This writing down your thoughts and feelings may actually be a cathartic habit, allowing those feelings and sentiments that bug us, on a continuous loop, in our brains, have some out, onto the written words, to allow us time and considered options on what we feel and why. Yes, I enjoyed each book in this series, and enjoyed how each woman took charge of her life, and made it so much more.”
Not Negotiable “Parker Christiansen was the Building Contractor responsible for the renovations of the various warehouses within the Trident Security complexes. He was also a Dom at the club, and although not more had been mentioned about him in various episodes, he was part of the inner workings of group. Selby, again was someone we have learnt to love, from the first episode, as it was her entreaty to Mitch that had caused the novel writer to tour the club, on the fateful day, she found out the true nature of the man she had asked to dinner. Now, we get a glimpse at Selby and Parker, and see them on a journey to which we all wish to gain true fulfilment. To find a true soul mate.”
Leather & Lace “Yes, a writer ventures into a BDSM club, to gain insight for a new novel, but gains a lot more than she anticipated. On the backstory of someone hunting seals, one particular team of Seals, actually. Drama and erotic situations, keeps the action fast and furious.”
The Devil’s Spare Change “It is remarkable what our childhood experiences can cause us to feel and do! This is a suspense thriller that has a heavy romance included. Two people reunited after a long period, view their adult counterpart very differently from that of their younger selves. However, the romance is being disrupted by a serial killer, which is being frustrating hard to trace. I loved the narrator's grasp of the characters and story and all added to very intriguing but interesting experience.”
The Guide: The Ireland Incident “This is a young female's story of running from a past relationship, only to be soothed and calmed by another also needing solace. It is an acknowledgement of the difficulties of lesbian and straight female interactions, the confusion and mixed feelings that can be generated over a very short time, and how friendship can blossom when sharing grief and emotions. The narrator did a fantastic job of the Irish accents.”
The Guide: The Ireland Incident (Book 1) “This is a young female's story of running from a past relationship, only to be soothed and calmed by another also needing solace. It is an acknowledgement of the difficulties of lesbian and straight female interactions, the confusion and mixed feelings that can be generated over a very short time, and how friendship can blossom when sharing grief and emotions. The narrator did a fantastic job of the Irish accents.”
The Guide: Holy Week in Mexico (Book 2) “Cate follows through on her idea of a Tourist Guide for a new occupation. She has finally reached her final assessment on the process of accreditation, and she is the lead guide on trip to Mexico. Part of the backstory are the people she is acting as guide to, the other part, is her broken heart and what she is doing to overcome her lingering depression and loneliness. Having been on a couple of guided tours, it's interesting to view things from their point of view.”
A Lady’s Powerful Duke “Ah, thank goodness, w don't still live in a time of arranged marriages, although, I believe this still some cultures practice. I don't doubt, as in this story, many parents believe they are doing the best for the woman involved. However, not all suitors are like the Duke, as portrayed, and social and economic benefits are often taken precedent over the welfare of the young woman. Such, unfortunately, appears human nature. The music between chapters, detracted from the overall experience, as well as one area, where editing should have occurred.”
Dante’s Gift “Too many cooks in a kitchen comes to mind, but then, there are those cooks who love to share food, wine and friends. I can sympathize with the main female character, as sharing a house with an older domineering female would not be my idea of marital bliss. However, you need to read (or listen) to the writer's words of wisdom, to understand how some elders are not the same as others.”
The Circle Gathers “Start of a new series, with lots of martial arts type action, and an interesting backstory that is developing into a cross between: Arthur and knights of round table, and Dresden Wizard and the Archangels. Early days, as yet, so only the odd monster has raised its grizzly head. I believe there obviously is a lot more action to come.”
The Questing Beast “Their mother had taught them that the Questing Beast was their family's arch enemy. That it was out to kill them. However, they had been given a task to fulfill, a broken blade to find. That with all the wisdom passed to them from their Mother, the Lady of the Lake and their new Magician mentor, they left on their quest.”
Hound of Night “Another knight, another question! This one an old leather lead, but off course, there's a lot more than that. A collector of magical artifacts, a woman, held captive, wanting freedom. A dynasty of red headed Scottish Seton's, that have helped civilization through using their wits.”
Widow’s Captive: “Caught in a cabin in a snow storm, a sheriff was at the mercy of a pregnant widow, her two children and the storm. Thankfully, the sheriff had a convincing demeanor, to overcome the harassed widow's reluctance to treat any male nicely, due to the poor treatment she had received up to the current date. Off course there is much more than this to this romantically but dramatic tale, but you need to read (or listen to) as the author had originally intended.”
Shadow Council Book 4: Treachery Makes it Tense “A psycho plays one law enforcement officer against another, in a pervert power game. Only when the "Assassin", Cassandra brokered a plan with Agent Marcella, did they gain the upper hand. Rescuing hostages turned lethal, but then you will need to read (or listen) to the tale, to find out who died.”
Guardian Angel Files Book 1: Spirit’s Bane “This is a story of Angels: The training they do, the jobs they can select from and other items that ensure we mortals hear the word of our Father, and vice versa. It also shows the demons and Dark Lord's attempts to overcome heaven and earth. Although not religious, even though it deals with topics that are of a religious nature, it is more a following of two trainees, and their options and trials in securing their final graduation. Although a different type of book, to the norm, I found, through the audiobook version, an interest in the drama and intrigue on the backstory, similar to any government agency, with spies and superior personnel issuing orders to subordinates, which they demand total adherence to their cause.”
Eagle Eyes Books 1-3 “#1 Violence in Vagas Terror is created, with no reasonable expectation of compassion, for the men behind this venture are out to test a theory, and will allow nothing to stand in their way. Until, their way becomes blocked by a young woman, who want back down on her ethical standards, and is willing to ut her life on line, to save others. Off course, there is always the one one that goes rogue, trying to outsmart his handlers, and to save his own neck, thus the whole situation just got a lot more complicated. #2 Rescue in Reno Okay, this episode uses the technology of Eagle Eyes, from the previous book. Yes, all perhaps would be feasible, but time frames and technology incompatibility would be another factor. Plus, the expense involved in equipping safe houses with modern, smart technology, seems unlikely for those that keep a wary eye on the bottom line of an expense sheet. This being said, the actual concept is an interesting one, but wearing contact lenses for days on end, again seems far fetched. An intriguing yarn! #3 Danger in Dallas Back in the world of espionage, we have a powerful man, with a grudge, aimed firmly onto our favorite FBI agent, Megan Luchek, and her friend, Cassandra , aka "The Assassin". As Cassandra was hard to get hold off, the direct path of acquiring agent Lucien, by kidnapping her from a restaurant, in Dallas. From here, life becomes very complicated for all concerned.”
Eagle Eyes Book 3: Danger in Dallas “Back in the world of espionage, we have a powerful man, with a grudge, aimed firmly onto our favorite FBI agent, Megan Luchek, and her friend, Cassandra , aka "The Assassin". As Cassandra was hard to get hold off, the direct path of acquiring agent Lucien, by kidnapping her from a restaurant, in Dallas. From here, life becomes very complicated for all concerned.”
Eagle Eyes Book 2: Rescue in Reno “Okay, this episode uses the technology of Eagle Eyes, from the previous book. Yes, all perhaps would be feasible, but time frames and technology incompatibility would be another factor. Plus, the expense involved in equipping safe houses with modern, smart technology, seems unlikely for those that keep a wary eye on the bottom line of an expense sheet. This being said, the actual concept is an interesting one, but wearing contact lenses for days on end, again seems far fetched. An intriguing yarn!”
Eagle Eyes Book 1: Violence in Vegas “Terror is created, with no reasonable expectation of compassion, for the men behind this venture are out to test a theory, and will allow nothing to stand in their way. Until, their way becomes blocked by a young woman, who want back down on her ethical standards, and is willing to ut her life on line, to save others. Off course, there is always the one one that goes rogue, trying to outsmart his handlers, and to save his own neck, thus the whole situation just got a lot more complicated.”
Heartfelt Cases Book 1: The Collins Case “This is a story of a man's past catching up with him. Unfortunately, his new life, including wife and children were part of the collateral damage. The FBI, whilst on another case, was alerted to a setup, which in turn, led to the kidnapped victims. There's a lot of people looking to their faith in the Lord, which is an integral part of this story. If you are offended by such references, I suggest this may not be a suitable read for you.”
Heartfelt Cases Book 2: The Kiverson Case “A family where each member seems to have committed a horrific crime. So what chance has three children, left hiding, after a raid on their home. However, it's only one of those children that has a payback complex, that our two favorite FBI agents need to really worry about. Particularly when said sibling decides to play deadly games.”
Who’s afraid of the big bad wolf: Werewolf Sex “This very short story is about tow new colleagues hooking up and allowing their passionate sides overtake them. They both have a secret, which they eventually reveal.”
Man Candy “A forty years ago woman, look at her options in the male partners available, and experiencing her first hookup with a lot younger man.”
Miss Hewitt Investigates the Return of the Ripper “Reminiscent of another couple of female detectives, this Miss Hewitt and her group of cohorts, are determined to see justice done. This marvelously concocted plot keeps the reader (or listener) on tenterhooks to ensure the safety of the lady in question.”
Miss Hewitt Investigates the Man in the Tree “A young man seeks Ms Hewitt's assistance with finding his birth mother. In the process another situation causes Ms Hewitt to assist in investigating a crime which the young man had been accused of commiting. Again, this series is similar to another couple of female detective stories that have previously been released. I suppose it is the era when woman doing what was previously deemed a man only occupation is part of the attraction of the genre. Each story is individual as the crimes and the people participating in them.”
Ghost Girl Files Book 1: Fatal Interest “To ask for spiritual guidance has taken up a completely different meaning in this "who done it", when the reason for taking up an investigation comes from a otherworldly source. So the case, based at an elite boarding school, involves what? That's the interesting problem that our intrepid sloth has to use both her own and her canine companions skills to solve.”
Unexpected Consequences “Okay, I would love to be able to be a parent that had the right things to say, at the right times. I also would love that children, no matter what their age, would understand and listen, as well as realize that a greater number of years on this earth, often gave a person, a greater degree of life experiences and knowledge. If only life could be as an author writes it!! This, you may have gathered, is a story, I would wish would happen, in this way, but, I feel, with so many individuals, I can see conflict in the form of rebellion against just having someone "interfering" in the others adult life.”
Trapped Princess Part 1 “You maidens held hostage be a Baron intent on sexual depravity under the guise of education.”
ONCE A PIRATE “I really enjoyed this story, although I think I would have likely murdered the parent represented in this tale. I know the members of British autocracy felt as they were entitled lot, but the behavior duplicated here, is why the Ton are not always loved by us commoners. Yes, l know it is a book of fiction, but I am sure there are cases where titled gentry took the law in their own hands, for their own nefarious deeds. Why am I up in arms, well you'll need to read (or listen) to this tale to see if you agree.”
A Knight in Atlantis “Interesting story, that those in isolation and away from light, learn to thrive and advance, perhaps because they are not trying to fight the vagaries of weather and greed. Yes, although fictional, a thought provoking tale.”
Timeless Whisper “She had fled NY in disgrace, thanks to her father's treacherous ways. Only, her hometown was another type of hell. The diner called to her, as the bells she was running from tolled. What happened next, she thought a dream, but it was real and where she needed to be.”
Timeless Storm “Okay, Ryder, the frightened little boy, now grown to a strapping hulk of a man, wakes in that little room, where he had woken so many years before. However, now, he was back to his future, and he was very disoriented. Luckily fore planning had assistance on his doorstep, and help from a couple of sources. I hate to spoil a good tale, so you need to read for yourself, this explosive story.”
Timeless Pleasure “A man with a curse placed on him from before birth. She had traveled to find her cousin, but found much more! Yes, another enjoyable tale from this series. Each one individual and unique, but with the diner/guesthouse as the thread holding each to the next.”