Quickies: The Dragon’s Psychic

New Dragon Series!

Great characters and world building. For a first in series book, the balance of new info to story was excellent. There is a lot of action, a little steam, a few laughs, and even a tear or two. The main characters get a HEA/HFN ending as this has an over arcing theme that will carry through for the next two books. This is a trilogy, but I could see room to add more stories after this set is complete. 🤞

This is a shifter story so there is insta-love and mate claiming, but it all just works. There is some violence and memories of violence, as that is part of the heroine’s main gift.

This is my first time with author Linzi Baxter. She has put her own spin on this new shifter series and her characters will pull you in from the start. I’m excited to listen to more. Hopefully the rest of this series will make it to audio soon!

This story is performed in dual POV of the two main characters Talia and Kirin. Heather Costa is new to me but I feel she did a good job, especially being paired with veteran, Jeffrey Kafer. If you listen to a lot of Sci-Fi & Fantasy like I do, Jeffrey should not be be a new narrator to you. As always, he is excellent.

I find that by adjusting the playback speed greatly improves the production. Heather played best at 0.95x and Jeffrey at 0.90x speeds. I ultimately settled for 0.90x as constant adjustments proves taxing.

The Dragon’s Psychic

(Immortal Dragon, Book 1)

By: Linzi Baxter

Performed by: Heather Costa, Jeffrey Kafer

Audiobook obtained at my request and I am voluntarily leaving this unbiased review.

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Giveaway: Instacrush

Ends Dec 07, 2019

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Instacrush

(Rookie Rebels, #2)

By:Kate Meader

** Release date: Dec 10, 2019 **

** There is not currently an audio version of this title, however, it is my belief that an audiobook will soon follow. The series so far has not made it’s way onto Audible yet, but it is on Hoopla, so be sure to keep an eye out. **

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Quickies‎: Dovis


Alien Werewolf, Trust Me, It’s Hot!

Don’t let Dovis’s outward appearance turn you away. He has another form, and it’s hot! His “skin” form is actually rare among his people, and comes with “extras”.  😉 This also makes him an outcast on his home planet, and a perfect candidate for this ragtag crew.

I simply adored Mari! She really brought the feels. Like horse in swap feels! (for my fellow 80’s children) I want to wrap her up in hugs and hide her in my pocket. Yes she fared better in slavery than most, but the poor girl doesn’t even know how old she is.

This story starts where the first one left off, as they acquire Mari from the Techie station they stopped at for upgrades in book one. Most of the action takes place on The Vorge.

It’s steamy, and like the others, it carries a “Contains mature themes” warning. So you are warned.

Laurann Dohner is a very creative author.

New Narrator, Summer Roberts also did well with both genders and the various species of aliens.

Overall 👍 and I am excited for the next series which is York’s story!

Listened through Audible Escape.

Dovis

(Vorge Crew, Book 2)

By: Laurann Dohner

Performed by: Summer Roberts

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Quickies‎: Cathian


Action And Steam, With A Whole New Series.

The action was good and the story was steamy. It was a great start to a new Science Fiction Romance series. It’s not listed as an erotic series, but might as well be, given what the stories are mostly about at their core. Each book focuses on one of the crew taking a mate. And they all give a “Contains mature themes” warning.

Cathian’s needs are a bit intense and as he is the only one of his species on board the ship, it makes for a rather unique situation. He is the captain of an ambassador ship that affords him certain privileges, however he runs it with ❤, for his crew is the family he has chosen rather than of blood. There is a lot of smexy times to be had, but it is surrounded by lots of action, witty banter, and cleverness.

So excited to get to listen to Laurann Dohner’s work.

Narration was great. Callie did well with both genders and the various species of aliens.

Overall I am very excited for this new series and can’t wait to binge the rest of it!

I listened through Audible Escape.

Cathian

(Vorge Crew, Book 1)

By: Laurann Dohner

Performed by: Callie Dalton

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Giveaway: All the Way


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All the Way

(Hot Jocks, #2)

By: Kendall Ryan

** Release date: Sep 24, 2019 **
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Quickies‎: Savage Bond


Action and steam, but I wish I had more.

The action was good and the story was steamy.

It was nice to see another fallen find their mate.

The story did stray from the initial “rules” established in the last 2 books without explanation or acknowledgment. Maybe their was a possible exception for it, but as it stands, it almost invalidates the previous cannon.

It’s still enjoyable, but I wish I had more.

This novella also lost P.J.’s hot gruffy man voice from the last one as Kellie from the 1st is narrating this time. She isn’t bad, I just really wanted to hear P.J. do it.

Overall I would still recommend this especially seeing how this most likely is the last one we will get.

I’m sad, because this was a fresh idea that I would of liked to see continue.

Listened through Audible Escape.

Savage Bond

(The Fallen, Book 3)

By: Anne Marsh

Performed by: Kellie Kamryn

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Quickies‎: Bond with Me


Sexy and Interesting!

Great new concept.

I like the secondary couple more than the main one though.

Mischka doth protest too much!

The killer of the story was super creepy.

I will be listening to the next in the series to see what happens next.

Bond with Me

(The Fallen, Book 1)

By: Anne Marsh

Performed by: Kellie Kamryn

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Book Releases: Audiobook for Barbarian’s Lady Now Available


Barbarian's Lady

The Audiobook for Barbarian’s Lady (Ice Planet Barbarians #13) by Ruby Dixon just showed up on Scribd!

I listen to all her series as soon as I can get them. They all are related in a way, but are not on the same time lines.

I don’t care, spoilers don’t bother me either.


Review: The Troublemaker Next Door by Marie Harte

 

5 Googley Eyed Frogs out of 5!

The Troublemaker Next Door is #01 in the McCauley Brothers Series by Marie Harte.

Anne Gray narrates.

HEA with a continuing storyline.

I recommend reading these in order, because if you listen to one out of order, you will want to go back and start from the beginning anyway. There are 4 brothers, 3 neighbors, and a bonus heroine with tattoos. They are all so intertwined that its practically impossible to separate them.

Length: 9 hrs and 49 mins

Content Advisory:
Steam factor on this one is , including lots of dirty talk and sexting! And despite efforts to not curse in front of the kid, there is still lots of cursing.

At the time of this posting, this Audiobook is currently available as part of the Audible Romance Package.

Audio Sample

This is the first in the series, but with the exception of a mystery heroine, all players are introduced in this book. The 3 heroines are renting a house from the 4 hero’s parents, which also happens to be next door neighbors to Mike (Hero #4) and his son. 😉

We start with Flynnnot Rider McCauley and Maddie Gardner.

Seriously, I can’t help but see this when I hear his character:

Flynn and his brothers own/run a remodeling/refurbishing business, ⁉, from what I can tell. I’m still not quite clear what the company is, but it didn’t distract from the story. They all have their own area of interests which is the most important thing here. Flynn is the Plumber, which is how he first meets the neighbors. He gets to see Maddie’s fiery temper in all its glory, and he is entranced.

Maddie Gardner is a slightly delusional, determined dreamer. Watching her mother struggle as a young single parent has really done a number to her mind. Now the constant wining to take no charity made me want to slap her, shake her, or angrily hug her. I can understand some of her proclivities, but others are just down right stupid. Accepting discounts or referrals is not charity, it’s helping hands.

The epilogue is mostly a set-up for book #2, Brody and Abby. Some may not like that, but it was ok to me since this series is a continuing story line and each leads right into the next.

Overall this hits all the marks. Hot sex, ✔check, naughty dirty talk, ✔check, clever banter, ✔check, witty humor, ✔check. Plus the secondary characters were fantastic. Mike’s son Colin truly steals the show.

There are many outlets where you can find this title at so you will have a lot of options.

Marie Harte has created some great characters. The world building is informative without being overwhelming. This is my first by her and I hope to listen to the rest of the series.

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This was also my first listen by Anne Gray. She had a pleasant voice that flowed well. Characters were easier to tell apart when the group was all same gender, but I struggled to do so when in mixed company. Helps to have the ebook if you are struggling with the larger scenes. You can find it through your local library for free.

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The recording was exactly as it should be. Pacing/timing was accurate. No background noises. Sound levels were correct with no need for constant volume changes.

Ebook obtained through my local library (Overdrive).

Audiobook obtained through Audible’s Romance Package.