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4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 08-19-18

Alien Big Bad

I’m finally writing my review of this book, now that I’ve sprung for the audio copy. I was lucky enough to pick up on this as an ebook a while ago and read it a few times so, yes, I recommend it.

Carven has come up with an interesting twist on the alien invader, alien abduction genres that isn’t overly romancy or sexy when you’re facing Tarak al Akkadian and the Kordolian First Division.
And Abbey is incredible as the heroine; moving beyond spunky into indomitable.
This is my favorite book of the series, but the rest are good if you just can’t get enough of those intergalactic bad boys.
Macie and McLaren do a good job of narrating each corresponding chapter, depending on if it’s written from the male or female POV. For my personal preference, I just wish McLaren’s voice was a little more masculine and a little less announcer.
Enjoy!

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4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 08-18-18

Sara, part 3 of 3

Sara leads Nikolas, Christian, and the Mohiri on a merry chase to find her mother, who is in hiding, and the identity of the master vampire. Sara has many adventures on the road with the help of Jordan, Roland, Peter, and her technological friends. She also has help from her extended Fae family when her magic matures and grows.
What moves this into UpperYA territory is when Sara and Nikolas complete their binding through their physical union.
Immediately after, we’re thrown into the final climax when our lovers are pitted against The Master Vampire, who is finally revealed.
It’s a fitting and satisfying end to the trilogy.
Greer does a decent job of narration.

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4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 08-16-18

ok story; EXCELLENT audio

This is all 3 parts combined.
Not a bad plot or world building, but definitely some campy and TSTL moments. Also some sexy MFMM moments. Keep in mind it is listed as a menage romance - sex is a definite part of the story. In audio:
Dragon’s Gift: Chapters 1-35
Dragon’s Blood: Chapters 36-71
Dragon’s Curse: Chapters 72-108

I REALLY like the voices of Gold and Marcin in this recording, and that he handles male and she handles female voices. I will definitely look for other recordings from these two! Absolutely worth listening to the quality of this recording if you can handle this genre.

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4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 08-15-18

warriors, power, magic & some sexy

The human Leralyn is rescued from her indentured servitude by 4 men from the Fae Realm who claim she is their Quint, or 5th. These Quints come from all 3 kingdoms of the Fae Realm and fight against the Mors, who are also a threat to humans. Lera realizes she wants this family of fighters. River, Slade, Coal, and Tye realize that, not only does she bring them the Power of a full 5, they all want her. She connects with and complements them all. Now, if they can only survive the threat from within Fae.
While there’s nothing wrong with Mei’s voice, it does nothing for me in this recording. Too much of the recording feels like reading instead of narration; not a good thing. I would also appreciate Mei working on her male voices outside of a plummy Brit or Scotch accent.

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4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 08-15-18

creative end to series

The fourth and final book of the Seraph Black series. Chapters are told from different character POVs. Be prepared for a few timeline disconnects.
Seraph and her pairs set up house on the estate and her powers continue to grow as their bonds to each other grow stronger.
We get more background with Silas and Miro.
Danny runs his final game at a great cost to Seraph, her pairs, and the Zevgheri.
Physical bonds are cemented; Seraph, Silas, Miro, Noah & Caleb get their HEA.
Schroeder has a somewhat choppy style of reading that works for some stories, like Boston Mafia, but I don’t think that it adds to this series. This uniqueness and her voice make it hard to understand what’s going on sometimes. I’m glad I read the ebook first when it came out; I did take a listening break to reread the ebook.

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4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 08-14-18

bringing secrets to light

Again, while there are elements of menace, there isn’t a lot of action. This is a story told with intelligence in the storyline and characters. There’s a sexy part or two, but not over the top.
I liked both Hannah and Dominic as main characters. Most of the story was about them learning to share their secrets - bringing them into the light - and overcoming their assumptions about each other.
I can recommend this story.
Solo does a good job of narration.

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4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 08-13-18

Really good short story

While there are elements of menace, there isn’t a lot of action. This is a story told with intelligence in the storyline and characters. Yes, there’s some very sexy parts, but not over the top.
I really like both Jasmine and Liam, and I can recommend this story without reservation.
Solo does a good job of narration.

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2 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 08-13-18

lost potential

Definitely written by a male, or with a male sensibility; not female. With a limited storyline, the recording depends on the narration. The male narrators make Logan and Knox sound more like good ol country boys. Unfortunately, the female narrator makes the characters sound like backwoods country Bubbas auditioning for Deliverance. And she really ruined the epilogue; whine, b*tch.
If they had just recorded together and let each narrator record for a specific character - so much potential lost.

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4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 08-13-18

Hot treat

All the books in the Bridgewater series are short and hot and great for when you want that time out.
Avery is a travel writer which keeps her on the road and away from her dysfunctional family. Bad weather in Minneapolis and a chance meeting at the airport has her spending a wild night with Jackson and Dash, her high school crushes.
When Avery goes home for her sister’s wedding, the guys are determined to make their move to keep her.
Stewart does a decent job of narration.

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4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 08-13-18

The Actress and the Cowboys

Lacey comes to Hawk’s Landing Dude Ranch to get away from the LA tabloids and her fake rocker boyfriend. When Micah and Colt see Lacey, they immediately know she’s their one.
Stewart does a decent job of narration.

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