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Review: Kingdom of Exiles by M..

Posted August 15, 2019 by Jen in Rating B, reviews, romance, sci-fi/fantasy
Review: Kingdom of Exiles by Maxym Martineau

Kingdom of Exiles Author: Maxym Martineau Reviewer: Jen Rating: B- What I’m Talking About: Kingdom of Exiles is the first book in the new Beast Charmer fantasy-romance series set in a world where Charmers have the ability to tame and control wide-ranging classes of beasts. The author builds the world over the course of the […]

Listen Up! #Audiobook Review: ..

Posted August 12, 2019 by Jen in historical romance, Listen Up!, Rating A, sci-fi/fantasy
Listen Up! #Audiobook Review: Snowspelled by Stephanie Burgis

Audiobook review: Spellswept and Snowspelled Author: Stephanie Burgis Narrator: Emma Newman Audio Speed: 1.25x Series: The Harwood Spellbook #0.5 & #1 Genre: Paranormal Romance Source: author Note: The audiobook edition of Snowspelled includes the prequel novella, Spellswept. I include reviews for both, below. Spellswept: Spellswept is the prequel to the Harwood Spellbook series. It is shared in […]

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Posted August 8, 2019 by Jen in Listen Up!, mystery/suspense, Rating B
Listen Up! #Audiobook Review: Motorhomes, Maps, & Murder by Tonya Kappes

Audiobook review: Motorhomes, Maps, & Murder Author: Tonya Kappes Narrator: Johanna Parker Audio Speed: 1.25x Series: Camper & Criminals Cozy Mystery #5 Genre: Cozy Mystery Source: Tantor Audio Picking up a few months after previous book and roughly ten months since Mae moved to Kentucky, our story opens with the denizens of Normal preparing for a big […]

Review: Desire and the Deep Bl..

Posted August 7, 2019 by Jen in contemporary romance, Rating B, reviews
Review: Desire and the Deep Blue Sea by Olivia Dade

Desire and the Deep Blue Sea Author: Olivia Dade Reviewer: Jen Rating: B What I’m Talking About: Callie and her boyfriend broke up just week before they are supposed to be contestants on a reality TV show that would take her to three island resorts. Desperate for a much needed vacation, Callie enlists the help […]

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Posted July 31, 2019 by Jen in Listen Up!, mystery/suspense, Rating B, sci-fi/fantasy
Listen Up! #Audiobook Review: The Affair of the Mysterious Letter by Alexis Hall

The Affair of the Mysterious Letter Author: Alexis Hall Narrator: Nicholas Boulton Audio Speed: 1.0x Series: Standalone Source: Penguin Random House Audio The Affair of the Mysterious Letter is a unique and clever retelling of the Sherlock Holmes tales, set in an adventure-filled, wild fantasy world. The story is shared from the first person memoirs of Captain John Wyndham […]

Review: Sweep of the Blade by ..

Posted July 30, 2019 by Jen in Rating A, reviews, romance, sci-fi/fantasy
Review: Sweep of the Blade by Ilona Andrews

Sweep of the Blade Author: Ilona Andrews Reviewer: Jen Rating: A What I’m Talking About: Sweep of the Blade is another exciting tale from the Innkeeper Chronicles. Set in the same world as the previous books, the book has a bit different feel than the first three titles. First, the story follows Maud, as opposed […]

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Posted July 25, 2019 by Jen in Listen Up!, Rating B, urban fantasy
Listen Up! #Audiobook Review: The First Dangle and Other Stories by Kevin Hearne

The First Dangle and Other Stories Author: Kevin Hearne Narrator: Luke Daniels Audio Speed: 1.25x Series: The Iron Druid Chronicles world Source: Purchased The First Dangle and Other Stories is a collection of previously published shorts and a new novella, “The First Dangle.” All but one story are set in the Iron Druid Chronicles world, some taking place before […]

Review: Smitten by the Brit by..

Posted July 22, 2019 by Jen in contemporary romance, Rating B, reviews
Review: Smitten by the Brit by Melonie Johnson

Smitten by the Brit Author: Melonie Johnson Reviewer: Jen Rating: B What I’m Talking About: Bonnie’s life comes crashing down around her when she finds her long-time-never-set-the-date fiancé having sex in their apartment, on her grandmother’s quilt, with another woman. She walks out right then and there, questioning how long things have been falling apart […]

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Posted July 18, 2019 by Jen in Listen Up!, Rating B, reviews, romance, steampunk
Listen Up! #Audiobook Review: In Pursuit of Dragons by Anne Renwick

In Pursuit of Dragons Author:  Anne Renwick Narrator: Anais Inara Chase Audio Speed: 1.3x Series: Elemental Web World #3.5; An Elemental Web Tale Genre: Steampunk Romance Source: Author Three years ago, Natalia emigrated from Russia, fleeing with her dragon to Scotland in hopes to hide from those who wished to continue their experiments on the dragon and possibly […]

Review: 28 Dates by Stacey Lyn..

Posted July 17, 2019 by Jen in contemporary romance, Rating B, reviews
Review: 28 Dates by Stacey Lynn

28 Dates Author: Stacey Lynn Reviewer: Jen Rating: B+ What I’m Talking About: Caitlin and Jonas were in a two-year exclusive “friends with benefits” relationship, but when Jonas tells Caitlin he wants more, she lets him walk out the door. Fast-forward six months, Cait and Jonas remain casual friends, and he’s dating Ashley. When her […]

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Posted July 11, 2019 by Jen in Listen Up!, Rating A, romance, steampunk
Listen Up! #Audiobook Review: A Trace of Copper by Anne Renwick

Audiobook review: A Trace of Copper Author:  Anne Renwick Narrator: Anais Inara Chase Audio Speed: 1.4x Series: Elemental Web World #2.5; An Elemental Web Tale Genre: Steampunk Romance Source: Author A Trace of Copper is a wonderful novella set in the Elemental Web steampunk world. It’s a standalone mystery/romance, and knowledge of the series/world is not needed. The main […]

Review: Teach Me by Olivia Dad..

Posted July 8, 2019 by Jen in contemporary romance, Rating A, reviews
Review: Teach Me by Olivia Dade

Teach Me Author: Olivia Dade Reviewer: Jen Rating: A What I’m Talking About: Teach Me is an absolutely lovely romance about two injured souls who find their way to happiness. The characters are rich and real, and I felt connected to both Rose and Martin right from the start. They are both kind and caring, […]

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Posted July 3, 2019 by Jen in Listen Up!, mystery/suspense, paranormal, Rating C
Listen Up! #Audiobook Review: Barbecue & Brooms by Bella Falls

Audiobook review: Barbecue & Brooms Author:  Bella Falls Narrator: Johanna Parker Audio Speed: 1.25x Series: Southern Charms Cozy Mystery #4 Genre: Cozy Mystery, Paranormal Source: Tantor Audio Barbecue & Brooms returns listeners to the quaint Southern town of Honeysuckle Hollow, where all types of paranormals live side-by-side with the witches. The fourth book picks up after the somewhat shocking […]

Review: Protect the Prince by ..

Posted July 3, 2019 by Jen in Rating B, reviews, sci-fi/fantasy
Review: Protect the Prince by Jennifer Estep

Protect the Prince Author: Jennifer Estep Reviewer: Jen Rating: B+ What I’m Talking About: Protect the Prince is the second book in the Crown of Shards series, and as such, builds directly upon the events of the first title. The story picks up roughly three months after Evie killed the queen and took over as […]

#JIAM Listen Up! #Audiobook Re..

Posted June 27, 2019 by Jen in JIAM, Listen Up!, mystery/suspense, Rating C
#JIAM Listen Up! #Audiobook Review: Bushwhacked by Emily James

Audiobook review: Bushwhacked Author:  Emily James Narrator: Andrea Emmes Audio Speed: 1.25x Series: Maple Syrup Mysteries #2 Genre: Cozy Mystery Source: purchased Bushwhacked opens a few months after the conclusion of the first book, to just after the winter holidays. Although it took longer for her to close out her life in Virginia, Nicole is finally heading back to Fair […]