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Jun
4

Listen Up! #Audiobook Review: Love a Little Sideways

Listen Up! #Audiobook Review: Love a Little Sideways Welcome to my weekly feature that focuses on audiobooks. It’s time to… Audiobook review: Love a Little Sideways Author: Shannon Stacey Narrator: Lauren Fortgang Audio Speed: 1.25x Series: Kowalski Family #7 Genre: Contemporary Romance Source: purchased What I’m Talking About I am binge listening to this series, and although each book is unique, I have to admit, they are all starting to blend into one big Kowalski-story-of-doom, and it’s hard to distinguish each of the individual pieces to write a comprehensive and distinctive review. With that said, Love a Little Sideways marks a change in the Kowalski Family series, moving from a focus on saving the Northern Star Lodge, which reached its peak in the previous...
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Jun
1

Review: Shards of Hope by Nalini Singh

Review: Shards of Hope by Nalini Singh Shards of Hope Author: Nalini Singh Reviewer: Jen Twimom Rating: B What I’m Talking About: Opening shortly after the conclusion of the previous book, Shards of Hope shares the story of a post-Silence world, one which sees the fierce and deadly Arrows trying to adapt. Arrow leader Aden, along with one of his top commanders, Zaira, is taken captive by an unknown group, resulting in a temporary disconnect from the PsyNet. This opens up the opportunity for Aden to learn from a Changeling pack and begin to implement post-Silence ideas into his “Arrow pack.” Overall, I enjoyed Shards of Hope as a transitional book, bringing the Psy and whole...
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May
28

Listen Up! #Audiobook Review: Eighth Grave After Dark by Darynda Jones

Listen Up! #Audiobook Review: Eighth Grave After Dark by Darynda Jones Welcome to my weekly feature that focuses on audiobooks. It’s time to… Audiobook review: Eighth Grave After Dark Author: Darynda Jones Narrator:  Lorelei King Audio Speed: 1.25x Series: Charley Davidson #8 Genre: Urban Fantasy Source: purchased from Audible If you are a reader of my reviews, it’s no surprise to you that I have a love-hate affair with the Charley Davidson series. While Charley is one of my favorite characters in literature, she’s also one of the most frustrating. And after having several issues with the previous two books, reading Eighth Grave After Dark became a “make or break” book for the series. While I still had some issues with the book, it is by and large a step above...
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May
22

Review: Under the Lights by Shannon Stacey

Review: Under the Lights by Shannon Stacey Under the Lights Author: Shannon Stacey Reviewer: Jen Twimom Rating: B What I’m Talking About: Chase Sanders has hit a bump in the road. His business partner drained the accounts, took the money, and ran, and his (now ex) girlfriend left him for another guy and is moving out. So when Kelly McDonnell called asking for his help to save her father’s job as coach of the Stewart Mills High School football team, Chase decided to take a couple weeks and heads to his home town. As Coach’s only child, Kelly McDonell is determined to help her dad and the town she loves by saving the high school football...
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May
21

Listen Up! #Audiobook Reviews: Night Huntress World

Listen Up! #Audiobook Reviews: Night Huntress World Welcome to my weekly feature that focuses on audiobooks. It’s time to… Audiobook reviews: Night Huntress World series Author: Jeaniene Frost Narrator: Tavia Gilbert Audio Speed: 1x Series: Night Huntress World #1-#2 (Night Huntress #4.1 & #4.2) Genre: Paranormal Romance Source: library loan After the first four books in her Night Huntress series, Jeaniene Frost takes a break from Cat and Bones and shares the romance storylines of two of her side characters. These books are more paranormal romance and less urban fantasy, telling the complete love story of the primary couple. While the books may be listed as a spinoff series, they are more than loosely tied to the primary series, and if you skip...
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May
19

Review + Giveaway: Behind the Mask by Carolyn Crane

Review + Giveaway: Behind the Mask by Carolyn Crane Behind the Mask Author: Carolyn Crane Reviewer: Jen Twimom Rating: A+ What I’m Talking About: As a former CIA agent and co-founder of The Associates, Zelda knows she has no choice but to step in on behalf of her twin sister Liza, who is going to be “loaned to” a Mexican drug cartel for the weekend. Although she hasn’t been undercover in six years, since the mission that broke her, she understands that getting into Brujos’ territory would save countless lives. However, when things go horribly wrong and Zelda is further traded to the dangerous El Gorrion cartel, she realizes that she may have to break cover and escape....
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May
14

Joint Review: Into the Aether by PJ Schnyder

Joint Review: Into the Aether by PJ Schnyder Into the Aether Author: PJ Schnyder Reviewer: Una + Jen Twimom Rating: A and B+ What We’re Talking About: Today Una and Jen are here to talk about a new steampunk anthology from one of our favorite authors, PJ Schnyder. Which was your favorite story in the anthology and why? Una: Tough question since I enjoyed all three stories. I think I would have to pick Keeping Cadence (though it is a close race between it and Swan in Siam) since it was the most complete story, and I loved the happy romantic ending. Plus, I really enjoyed Cadence and was surprised by the twists in the story. Though...
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May
13

Review: Witches Be Burned by Stacey Kennedy

Review: Witches Be Burned by Stacey Kennedy Witches Be Burned Author: Stacey Kennedy Reviewer: Jen Twimom Rating: C+ What I’m Talking About: Witches Be Burned is the second book in the Magic and Mayhem series, but with two years passed since the release of the first book, personally, I’d forgotten much of what happened. Luckily, Ms. Kennedy does a great job of reminding readers about the key events needed to understand and enjoy Witches Be Burned. I feel that a reader could easily pick up the book without having read the first one. Nexi, who grew up not knowing about supernatural beings, is both a witch and a guardian, making her unique and coveted among the supernaturals....
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May
7

Listen Up! Audiobook Reviews: Kowalski Family Series 5-6

Listen Up! Audiobook Reviews: Kowalski Family Series 5-6 Welcome to my weekly feature that focuses on audiobooks. It’s time to… Audiobook reviews: Kowalski Family series Author: Shannon Stacey Narrator: Lauren Fortgang Audio Speed: 1.25x Series: Kowalski Family #5 & #6 Genre: Contemporary Romance Source: purchased All He Ever Desired (Book #5) Just after college, Ryan Kowalski took a risk and asked his best friend’s wife and young child to run away with him, but Lauren Carpenter loved her husband and said no. And when her bad marriage ended in divorce, Lauren always wondered what if… Now that Ryan is back home for a while to help refurbish the family’s Northern Star Lodge, he can no longer avoid Lauren, especially since her son, Nick, is working...
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May
5

Review: Matter of Time by Alannah Lynne

Review: Matter of Time by Alannah Lynne Matter of Time Author: Alannah Lynne Reviewer: Jen Twimom Rating: C What I’m Talking About: Fifteen years ago, as she was finishing college, Lizbeth Sanders was ready to move on with life and her start her HEA with motor cross racer Logan Steele. Then suddenly one day, Logan walked out of Lizbeth’s life to help raise a baby he didn’t know he had. Fast forward to present day, Lizbeth has a successful career, but her personal life has remained empty since Logan left all those years ago. After she runs into Logan’s twin, Lucas, plans are set in motion to bring Logan and Lizbeth together again. Matter of Time...
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