Wednesday, May 9, 2018

Venom Boxed Set

Venom Boxed Set (Vampires and Rock Stars)
By: Kristen Middleton, K.L. Middleton
Narrated by: Meghan Kelly
Length: 16 hrs and 7 mins
Unabridged Audiobook
Release date: 11-27-17

A thrilling suspenseful ride filled with drama, humor, horror, sorrow, sadness as well as smiles and laughs from start to finish, the author covers many types of supernaturals. An intrigue unique read that is fast paced for the most part, it has a very interesting plot with wonderful characters. It is steamy with some very hot hunk that you are so going to love.

Venom: When Chelsey hunts down her cousin in a nightclub she has no idea how much it is going to change her life or what all she will lose. One night changes everything as she lives through the nightmare along with finding people she never dreamed and what they do to humans she is terrified. Here is where she meets Slade and his band where she is attacked and loses so much. Slade takes charge and become a night in shinning armor as he sweeps her off her feet to start a new life. His only trouble is keeping her at arms link, he has his reasons why humans aren't his cup of tea.

Slade: Chelsey and her cousin are the only ones left in their family they are on the run trying to outrun the woman who is hunting them down to kill them. They know too much and they must die. She is uneasy being around Sade can he be trusted or does he just want her blood, maybe he will be the one who kills her. The plot thickens as Slade’s exs sister come to visit, she is up to something and is holding a big secret that will shake Slade’s world. As Slade and Chelsey grow closer there is someone very near that is about to start some trouble.

Toxic: As you found in the second book Slade’s life just turned upside down when he finds out the truth about his ex and her sister. What about Vanessa boyfriend isn’t he something, oh he has plans for Chelsey but Slade has her back or will he be too late?

Ms. Kelly does a wonderful job narrating from her wonderful character voices to the delightful emotions she puts into her audios. Her male and female voices are very good, you always know who is talking and what they are feeling. You can hear the emotions that each character is going through as well as the fear, happiness, confusion and sorrow. There are no background noise, no repeating of words, no volume changes. If any breaks were taken I could not tell. I always knew who was talking, what they are feeling. She really brought the characters to life pulling me in and painting a picture I could see in my mind. I could really hear the desperation in Chelsey’s voice and the powerful emotions that Slade has. This is a very clean, clear audio that is very realistic that you almost feel like you are watching a movie, the characters feel real even though we know they do not exist I found myself watching out the window expecting to see one. I really enjoyed how she shows the sparks flying between these two as their feeling and confusion grow you are pulled in. The narrator makes them feel like they are family. I totally enjoyed listening to this audio.

Loved the plot, the story line feels real as well as the characters. I really didn’t want it to end and I do hope the author is planning on writing more in this series. When Chelsey said one day she would find and deal with the woman that turned her world upside down I was think you go get her, but I totally understood that now is not the time she has things she must deal with first as she starts her new life with Slade. The way the character said it made me feel there will be more added to this series and I for one can’t wait. I loved the supporting characters they add so much to this series. Many things happen, a lot of twists and turns that are exciting, some will have your throat in your mouth, making your heart beat faster and wanting to get in on the fight yourself.  He steam is hot some very hot sex scenes that will heat you up. The danger is real as well as the excitement. It was a very hard audio to put down I needed to find what happened next. There wasn’t anything I didn’t love about these stories. It was well written you can tell a lot of thought went into the writing as well as the narration. I hope you pick it up and give it a listen you are in for one thrilling ride.

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Written by New York Times best-selling author, Kristen Middleton!
Includes Venom, Slade, and Toxic
Venom - Book One: When Melody Williams goes missing at a concert, at Club Nightshade, her 18-year-old cousin, Chelsey Fairfax, sneaks into the club to find answers. Little does she know that some mysteries are better left hidden. Meanwhile, Venom is in town, a hot new band from Europe, and the owner of Club Nightshade wants them there permanently...
Slade - Book Two: Chelsey is on the run from Faye and her Night Roamers. Can she trust Slade to keep her safe, or is he a bigger threat than the monsters tracking her?
Toxic - Book Three: Now that Slade has learned the truth about Vanessa, will he give up Chelsey in order to win back the woman he thought he'd lost, so long ago?And...Melody has set her sights on Liam and isn't willing to give up easily.
This vampire shifter romance series intended for mature readers due to sexual situations and language. Also, there is an attempted rape scene toward the end of the book.

In the Tower of the Wizard King

In the Tower of the Wizard King
Age of Wizards, Book 1
By: Michelle Miles
Narrated by: Katherine Jane Willis
Length: 12 hrs and 24 mins
Unabridged Audiobook
Release date: 01-25-17

For me the books started off interesting but soon after the author kept changing back from the past to the here and now it got a little confusing, and she lost me. There were a few things that throw me that I wondered why someone didn’t ask about them, there are a few things I how did that happen don't get me wrong some of it I really enjoyed and liked.

I thought the narrator did a wonderful job from her characters to the emotions she gave them. She paused when she needed to and laughed when you expect, showed sorrow through the voices as well as the excitement. I didn’t hear any volume changes if any breaks were taken I could not tell. There are no background noises just a very clean and clear audio. Her male voices are just as good as her females, you always know who is talking and what they are feeling. I thought she did a really great job and it wasn’t her fault that I could not get into this audio. I thought her character voices were nice males sounded manly and females were great.

Please do not take my word for this, we can’t all enjoy the same things, there are a lot of great reviews on this book. Take a chance give it a listen and you decide for yourself whether you like it or not. For me the author lost me early on and just could not get my attention back.

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In the Age of Wizards, Time is a commodity more valuable than gold.
When Aoife (EE-fa) stumbles upon an antique trunk in the attic, it calls to her with an ancient magic. Inside she finds a stairway leading into darkness and cannot resist stepping onto that first stair. It leads her to dark truths her mother never wanted her to uncover and love so powerful she walks through time to save it.
Her magic is dormant.
When Aoife Burke rushes home after the unexpected death of her father, she discovers her mother has vanished amid inexplicable circumstances. She returns to her childhood home to search for clues of her mother's whereabouts, but another shock awaits her. Sean O'Connell, the object of her girlhood crush, has purchased the family home. She senses Sean is hiding something from her; he refuses to let her inside and does everything he can to keep her out. A determined Aoife breaks inside and stumbles upon an antique trunk in the attic. When she opens it, instead of the normal musty clothes and ancient letters, she finds a stairway leading into darkness. It calls to her, and she cannot resist stepping into the trunk and onto that first stair, which leads her to magical truths her mother never wanted her to discover.
His magic is dangerous.
Sean O'Connell has been assigned by the Inter-dimensional Portal Protection Agency to keep Aoife and her mother out of Faery. But when she breaks into the house and disappears through the portal in the trunk - like her mother - he has no choice but to follow her, even though stepping into Faery will force him to face his past. Keeping her safe and out of the hands of the Wizard King also becomes a fight to save Aoife's life from her own mother, who has discovered a time portal in Faery leading her back in time to alter her past mistakes, putting Aoife's life in peril. Sean is willing to do anything to make sure she's safe. Even if it means he has to tap in to his dangerous magic to do it.

Dead Ends

Dead Ends
By: Bart Hopkins
Narrated by: Wayne June
Length: 2 hrs and 20 mins
Unabridged Audiobook
Release date: 12-12-16
Language: English
Publisher: Bart Hopkins

The author gives three short stories where all roads lead to the end of life. There are interesting, unique and enjoyable. I wouldn’t say they are scary but on the darkside, they do make you rethink what you buy and how you deal with issues.

The narrator did a great job there are a few little issues at the start where he pauses and should not have. I thought he character voices were great, he shows good emotions. You always know who is talking and what they are feeling.  There are no volume changes, if any breaks were taken I could not tell. I found no background noises, just clean and clear audio. The narrator’s normal voice is just as pleasant as his character voices. He really bought the stories to life giving a good listen.

Recalculating: Maggie loves garage sales along with steals and deals, some just aren’t worth the cost. I will never look at another garage sale the same.

Sweet Lenora: is about a mother who wants control and her daughter to act like a lady. She will get more of a lesson then she wants.

Donations: Clarissa has a secret admirer who doesn’t have her best interest at heart. Here the is a story inside a story but they both meet in the end with a twists end.

I thought the stories were a little short and needed more information. The way of it all is a little confusing. I wanted a little more background so it would have been easier to have understood the reasoning behind each. Beside that it was a great listen.

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Three sinister stories—tales from dark places, where things don’t always end well.

Maggie loves garage sales—the thrill of the hunt—as she might call it. Of course, some deals are too good to be true.

Sweet Lenora*
In 1930s Pennsylvania, girls are expected to behave a certain way—or else.

Clarissa, the librarian, works too much. Her new secret admirer aims to change that—permanently.

*Previously published in Paranormal Anthology With A Twist
**Previously published in Stalkers: A Collection Of Thriller Stories

Sunday, May 6, 2018

Hotel O

Hotel O
by Clarissa Wild

No one can write a dark steaming hot erotic story like Ms. Wild can. She knows how to grab you, shake you, twists you around until you have to set back and just close your eye letting it all sink in. This is a Hotel like you have never seen with just about anything you can think of to pleasure or as in my case not so pleasure your soul. Here you will find kink as you have never seen it, heck I don’t even think I have read some of the things that happen here before. Just gravitate right over there to get more excitement then you have ever seen in the hottest sex scenes that will burn you alive that is if they don’t scare you first.  Big a big fan you will need it to cool down your blushes with cheeks so hot you will feel the heat come off them.  

This is a story that is more of today world as people get kinkier and sex gets hotter the author gives a very believable story. The characters are great as well as the story line.  Kat and Declan meet in a chat room it was suppose to be a onetime thing, just a way to deal with their fantasies but things don’t always go as planned now do they. They both have good qualities and bad, at times I like them and at other times well Declan can be arrogant among other things. There are other characters I really liked and hope to read more about them in later stories.

It is a Steamy, sexy, kinky ride that will keep your eyes glued to the pages turning them as fast as you can.  Hotel O is for the taboo who wants to feel more, to live and have some very filthy fun! When you pick this up to read be ready for a wild ride of the best kind.

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A filthy new bad-boy romance from New York Times & USA Today Bestselling Author Clarissa Wild that will push all your buttons...

Pleasure is business.
That's our motto here at Hotel O.
No strings attached gratification is what we provide. Nothing is off limits.
And all of it stays within these walls.
My job as the organizer of these events requires a personal sacrifice.
Girlfriends are a liability I can't afford.
So I get my own satisfaction somewhere else.
Nothing beyond a one-night stand...
And I've found the perfect toy to play with.
A persistent, equally wicked girl that I can't say no to.
The girl who's going to make me risk it all.

Welcome to Hotel O... Enjoy your stay.

Author's Note: Hotel O is complete and utter filthiness. Expect lots of debauchery... with multiple people. Please do not read if you're easily offended or do not enjoy romances that explore the boundaries of depravity... Don't say I didn't warn you.

For a *limited time* this book includes a bonus novel (Bad Teacher). Rest assured, Hotel O is still a full-length 80000 words standalone novel without cliffhanger.