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Listen Up! #Audibook Review: P..

Posted November 8, 2018 by Jen in Listen Up!, Rating A, sci-fi/fantasy
Listen Up! #Audibook Review: Phoenix Unbound by Grace Draven

Audiobook review: Phoenix Unbound Author:  Grace Draven Narrator: Katharine McEwan Audio Speed: 1.5x Series: Fallen Empire #1 Genre: Fantasy, Romance Source: Penguin Random House Audio Phoenix Unbound is the first in Grace Draven’s new Fallen Empire series. While I’d classify the book as fantasy, there is a captivating romantic storyline between the two main characters, Gilene and Azarion. Tossed together […]

Review: Diamond Fire by Ilona ..

Posted November 5, 2018 by Jen in Rating A, reviews, urban fantasy
Review: Diamond Fire by Ilona Andrews

Diamond Fire Author: Ilona Andrews Reviewer: Jen Rating: A What I’m Talking About: For those who enjoy the Hidden Legacy series, Diamond Fire is an entertaining, must-read novella. While the book doesn’t tackle the little surprise the authors left for readers at the end of the Wildfire, they do put to rest the Nevada-Rogan storyline […]

Sunday Snippet: Pumpkin Spice ..

Posted November 4, 2018 by Jen in Sunday Snippet
Sunday Snippet: Pumpkin Spice Lover by Nico Rosso

About the Book Pumpkin Spice Lover Author: Nico Rosso Publisher: self-published Released: September 4, 2018 Series: Standalone Genre: Erotic Romance Purchase links:  Amazon Snippet: He’d met her in this very coffee shop, with the pumpkin spice swirling all around them. They’d talked a little. They’d left their drinks half finished and hurried to her house and her bed. […]

#FitReaders Check-In: November..

Posted November 2, 2018 by Jen in #FitReaders
#FitReaders Check-In: November 2, 2018

Welcome to #FitReaders!! Felicia the Geeky Blogger and I are super excited to be co-hosting this fitness-oriented group for another year! If you have any questions about #FitReaders, you can leave them in the comment section or email me at twimom227(at)gmail(dot)com. Info: #FitReaders information page #FitReaders 101 Facebook Group I check in here every Friday, but my fitness […]

Listen Up! #Audiobook Review: ..

Posted November 1, 2018 by Jen in Listen Up!, Rating B, urban fantasy
Listen Up! #Audiobook Review: How to Save an Undead Life by Hailey Edwards

Audiobook review: How to Save an Undead Life Author:  Hailey Edwards Narrator: Rebecca Mitchell Audio Speed: 1.25x Series: Beginner’s Guide to Necromancy #1 Genre: Urban Fantasy Source: Tantor Audio I’ve been “dying” to read Hailey Edwards for years, so I jumped at the chance to review the audiobook of her latest series, Beginner’s Guide to Necromancy. The series revolves around […]

#FitReaders Commit to be Fit: ..

Posted November 1, 2018 by Jen in #FitReaders
#FitReaders Commit to be Fit: November 2018

Welcome to #FitReaders!! Felicia the Geeky Blogger and I are super excited to be co-hosting this fitness-oriented group for another year! If you have any questions about #FitReaders, you can leave them in the comment section or email me at twimom227(at)gmail(dot)com. How to Participate: On the first day of each month, I will post “Commit to be Fit” […]

Blog Tour + Giveaway: A Summer..

Posted October 31, 2018 by Jen in blog tour, Book Spotlight, giveaway
Blog Tour + Giveaway: A Summer Soundtrack for Falling in Love by Arden Powell

Hi, I’m Arden Powell. I’m here to share writing tips, anecdotes, and behind-the-scenes notes about my new release, A Summer Soundtrack for Falling in Love. Comment on my blog tour for a chance to win a $20 Amazon.com gift card! About A Summer Soundtrack for Falling in Love What he wanted was a music career. […]

Review: The Proposal by Jasmin..

Posted October 30, 2018 by Jen in contemporary romance, Rating B, reviews
Review: The Proposal by Jasmine Guillory

The Proposal Author: Jasmine Guillory Reviewer: Jen Rating: B- What I’m Talking About: After experiencing mixed feelings about Jasmine Guillory’s debut title, The Wedding Date, I wanted to give her sophomore offering, The Proposal, the benefit of the doubt. While overall the writing in The Proposal was tighter and the story flowed better than The […]

Review: Archangel’s Prop..

Posted October 29, 2018 by Jen in Rating B, reviews, romance, urban fantasy
Review: Archangel’s Prophecy by Nalini Singh

Archangel’s Prophecy Author: Nalini Singh Reviewer: Jen Rating: B+ What I’m Talking About: The Guild Hunter series is one of my favorites, especially when the storyline focuses on primary characters Elena and Raphael, and Archangel’s Prophecy places the angelic couple back on center stage. It’s been about two and a half years since the trip […]

Sunday Snippet: As Good as the..

Posted October 28, 2018 by Jen in Sunday Snippet
Sunday Snippet: As Good as the First Time by K.M. Jackson

About the Book As Good as the First Time Author: K.M. Jackson Publisher: Kensington Dafina Released: October 30, 2018 Series: Sugar Lake series #1 Genre: Sweet Contemporary Romance Purchase links: Amazon:  amzn.to/2FvOycU  ibooks: apple.co/2IiFaav  Nook: bit.ly/2FvR82Q Kobo: http://bit.ly/2Fv6Bfl Snippet: She made her way over to where Rena had already staked her claim at one of the tables […]

#FitReaders Check-In: October ..

Posted October 26, 2018 by Jen in #FitReaders
#FitReaders Check-In: October 26, 2018

Welcome to #FitReaders!! Felicia the Geeky Blogger and I are super excited to be co-hosting this fitness-oriented group for another year! If you have any questions about #FitReaders, you can leave them in the comment section or email me at twimom227(at)gmail(dot)com. Info: #FitReaders information page #FitReaders 101 Facebook Group I check in here every Friday, but my fitness […]

Listen Up! #Audiobook Review: ..

Posted October 25, 2018 by Jen in contemporary romance, Listen Up!, Rating B
Listen Up! #Audiobook Review: Don’t Touch My Petunia by Tara Sheets

Audiobook review: Don’t Touch My Petunia Author:  Tara Sheets Narrator: Joell A. Jacob Audio Speed: 1.5x Series: Holloway Girls #2 Genre: Contemporary Romance, Magic Source: Tantor Audio Don’t Touch My Petunia takes us back to the tiny island of Pine Cove where residents know all about the Holloway magic. While most write it off as local island lore, those close […]

Book Spotlight: The Arrows of ..

Posted October 24, 2018 by Jen in Book Spotlight
Book Spotlight: The Arrows of the Heart by Jeffe Kennedy

  The Arrows of the Heart A STRANGER’S FAITH  As the Twelve Kingdoms and their allies are drawn toward war, a princess cast aside must discover a purpose she never dreamed of… Karyn af Hardie behaved like a proper Dasnarian wife. She acquiesced, she accepted, she submitted. Until her husband gave her a choice: their […]

Listen Up! #Audiobook Review: ..

Posted October 23, 2018 by Jen in Listen Up!, mystery/suspense, paranormal, Rating B
Listen Up! #Audiobook Review: Sweet Tea & Spells by Bella Falls

Audiobook review: Sweet Tea & Spells Author:  Bella Falls Narrator: Johanna Parker Audio Speed: 1.25x Series: Southern Charms Cozy Mystery #3 Genre: Cozy Mystery, Paranormal Source: Tantor Audio Picking up with the residents of Honeysuckle Hollow about two months after the conclusion of the previous book, Sweet Tea & Spells opens with Clementine’s bridal shower. Although protagonist Charli doesn’t […]

Listen Up! Let’s Talk Ab..

Posted October 22, 2018 by Jen in Listen Up!
Listen Up! Let’s Talk About… Different types of narration styles

This week I want to discuss the different styles of narration used in audiobooks. After doing a bit of research, I discovered there isn’t a lot of information out there, or perhaps it just isn’t that easy to find. Here is what I’ve pieced together.  Types of Narration Styles Generally there two classifications of narration: […]