Quickies: York

Protective, Loyal, and Loves to Snuggle, Yes Please!

York is my favorite! I felt sad for him and his loneliness. He couldn’t find a potential mate that wasn’t scared of his species size and potential for violence. To be fair, the incidences recorded where in response to threats to their mates, but that didn’t seem to make a difference to the females.

Lucky for York, Sara was able to see past all the hype. She was coming from her own situations, and yes that is plural. I’m glad that all of those actions eventually led her to York, because Sara saved him too!

Of course it’s not that easy peasy. Both have to deal with the consequences of their actions. We get to see the Pods in action and it was Awesome! I want some hamby pamby cuties.

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

Laurann Dohner really brought it with this title.

New Narrator, Samantha Summers was entertaining with both genders and various species of aliens.

Normal 1.00x speed works fine, but I listened at 0.95x speed. It just sounded better to me.

Overall I LOVED it! Next in series is Raff’s story!

Listened through Audible Escape.

York

(Vorge Crew, Book 3)

By: Laurann Dohner

Performed by: Samantha Summers

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My Reviews

Coming Soon: At The Library In February 2020

New Overdrive listens in the month of February 2020!

Ronan ❣

(The Protectors (Gabelman) Series, Book 12)

(A) Teresa Gabelman (N) Jeffrey Kafer

** Expected Release date: February 17, 2020 **

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❣ This is the hot sexy cowboy, Yum! ❣

Spring Rain

(A Storm For All Seasons Series, Book 04)

(A) Jaci Burton (N) Alexandra Shawnee

** Expected Release date: February 24, 2020 **

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Royal Charmer

(The Rourkes Series, Book 4)

(A) Kylie Gilmore (N) Troy Duran, Stephanie Wyles

** Expected Release date: February 10, 2020 **

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The Darkest Touch

(Demon Hunter Series, Book 3)

(A) Jaci Burton (N) Chandra Skyye

** Expected Release date: February 10, 2020 **

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Taken by Sin

(Demon Hunter Series, Book 4)

(A) Jaci Burton (N) Chandra Skyye

** Expected Release date: February 24, 2020 **

Overdrive

The Enforcers: Noah

(Silverlake Enforcers, Book 3 )

(A) Anastasia Wilde (N) Hollie Jackson

** Expected Release date: February 10, 2020 **

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What Made My Day Better At The Library In January 2020

New Overdrive listens in the month of January 2020!

Blaze ❣

(The Protectors (Gabelman) Series, Book 10)

(A) Teresa Gabelman (N) Jeffrey Kafer

** Release date: January 07, 2020 **

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❣ The lead in for this book has been a long time coming. ❣

Invisible Warrior ❣

(Protectors (Gabelman) Series, Book 11)

(A) Teresa Gabelman (N) Jeffrey Kafer

** Release date: January 27, 2020 **

OverdriveGoodReadsAudible

❣ This is Steve’s Book!!!! He is my favorite! ❣

Nicole

(The Mate (Gabelman) Series, Book 01)

(A) Teresa Gabelman (N) Jeffrey Kafer

** Release date: January 07, 2020 **

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Royal Darling

(The Rourkes Series, Book 3)

(A) Kylie Gilmore (N) Richard Sawyer, Stephanie Wyles

** Release date: January 21, 2020 **

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Hannah’s Hero ❣

(Icehome Series, Book 5)

(A) Ruby Dixon (N) Felicity Munroe, Sean Crisden

** Release date: January 02, 2020 **

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❣ I always look forward to the next in audio from her! ❣

Forbidden Mate

(Shifter World: Royal-Kagan Series, Book 8)

(A) Nancy Corrigan (N) Gary Furlong

** Release date: January 21, 2020 **

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Furever Loyal

(High House Ursa Series, Book 2)

(A) Riley Storm (N) Mia Madison

** Release date: January 07, 2020 **

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Mated to the Enemy

(High House Ursa Series, Book 3)

(A) Riley Storm (N) Mia Madison

** Release date: January 20, 2020 **

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Winter Ice

(Storm For All Seasons Series, Book 3)

(A) Jaci Burton (N) Alexandra Shawnee

** Release date: January 21, 2020 **

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Hunting the Demon

(Demon Hunter Series, Book 2)

(A) Jaci Burton (N) Chandra Skyye

** Release date: January 21, 2020 **

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Wicked Bite

(Night Rebel Series, Book 2)

(A) Jeaniene Frost (N) Tavia Gilbert

** Release date: January 28, 2020 **

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Review: Running Hot (Hell Ryders MC, #2) by J.L. Sheppard


A Protective Biker And The Love Of His Life.

 

Running Hot is #02 in the Hell Ryders MC Series

by J.L. Sheppard.

Dawson McBride narrates.

HEA with No cliffhangers!

This could probably be read as a standalone, but why would you?
It’s always, more fun in order! 😘

Length: 10 hrs and 23 mins

Content Advisory: There is sex, dirty talk, and cussing.
And as Cuss points out himself, “They are bikers”
OW/OM drama possible. (see below)

Motorcycles + Hot Alpha Male + Unrequited Love

Running Hot is the second in this MC Romance series, however, it technically starts many years before and carries through events of book #01. Cuss and Tiff have been skirting around their attraction for one another since they met in grade school. There are many situations and circumstances that bring them together as well as push them apart. Both have the courage to challenge the roles society dictates, but lack confidence to believe in their self worth.

They are walking, talking oxymorons! 

One still might find issue with the other man/women drama, even taking all these factors into account. . I found it to be more a part of the plot that carries the story forward rather than a blight on their character, but all might not agree.

 

 

 

Thomas “Cuss” Layne grew up on the proverbial Opposite Side of the Tracks. He knew the heroine was his the moment he first sees her, and makes it his mission to always watch out for her, despite feeling unworthy. He even does jail time over it.

Tiffany “Tiff” Hamilton was several grades below Cuss, and from a family of social climbers who put money and status above all else. Going as far as to turn a blind eye to attempted rape because the male in question was from a family of influence in their superficial lives. These same poor excuses for parents don’t have a problem calling on Cuss to be their muscle to get Tiff out of difficult situations. Only to turn around and practically spit on him as less than and unworthy of their presence. They disgusted me, and make me nauseous just mentioning them!

There is a lot of action outside the two main characters relationship, as you get pre-book one drama, the drama of book one, the things that go down in this book, plus a lot of set-up for book 3. There is still a lot of ups and downs angst for those that like the feels roller coasters. The constant poor or sheer lack of communication was a bit much for me, but to each their own. I loved Cuss in the first one, so I think I was just expecting more from him. There are currently still 2 more Hell Ryders stories out in audio to go, Dodge and Ripper. I look forward to the listens yet to come. I still really want to hear a Ty and Tina book. 🤞

J.L. Sheppard writes a good M.C. story. The secondary characters are the best.

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This is my first listen by Dawson McBride. His gravely voice really works for a gritty M.C. series.

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I listened @ 1.15 speed.
Original speed seemed too slow to me. Don’t be afraid to experiment.


Hell Ryders MC Series

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

Review: How to Handle a Heartbreaker by Marie Harte


Lots More Feels Than The Last

How to Handle a Heartbreaker is #02 in the McCauley Brothers Series by Marie Harte.

Anne Gray narrates.

HEA with a continuing story line.

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: 10 hrs and 38 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 Audible Escape.

Audio Sample

This is #2 in the series, and we finally get our introduction to the mystery heroine, Del. Now that everyone is present, we get to dive in to Flynn’s “honorary” twin, Brody!

There are lots of feels in this one for those that crave it. If you started with book #1 then you should be expecting it, this is Brody’s story. Even though they practically raised him, he is not a McCauley by blood. I knew there was an unhappy story in his past coming and boy did it hit me right there.

And if that’s not enough for you, they threw in some bonus feels for good measure!

The Hero and Heroine of this story, Brody (Singer) McCauley and Abby Dunn met in book one and have both had an interest in the other since the beginning . Abby likes to ease drop on the boys while they play poker for her research and Brody likes to make sure the window is open while they play so he can drop hints to the ears he knows are listening. These 2 have a lot more in common than they realize. They both hide the truth of who they truly are, fearing the judgment and shame. I have to stop there and let the details of it unfold for you as intended. ….Sorry.

Now just because there are more heart strings pulled than normal doesn’t mean it skimped on the heat. No sir! It was super steamy, as Abby needed to do a lot of research😉, and Brody was more than happy to work with her on that project.

E-Book Sample

Throughout the book, it is hinted that all is not harmonious in the McCauley family. I was hoping it was just discontent over an empty nest, but sadly I don’t think that is going to be the case. ☹ The epilogue leads one to believe we will get the answers in the next book. We also get a hint of what’s to come with Vanessa and Cameron

 

➖ Mutt & Colin still steal the show! ➖

 

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

Marie Harte’s characters still entertain. She could of eased up on the feels. I still want to listen to the rest of the series.

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Anne Gray’s voice was pleasant and flowed well. Helps to have the ebook if you are struggling with “who’s talking” in 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 Escape.

 


Coming Soon: December 2019

Overdrive holds I’m waiting to listen to in the month of December 2019!

Royal Hottie

(The Rourkes #2)

(A) Kylie Gilmore (N) Troy Duran

** Release date: December 30, 2019 **

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Angie’s Gladiator

(Icehome Series, Book 4)

(A) Ruby Dixon (N) Felicity Munroe, Sean Crisden

** Release date: December 10, 2019 **

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❣ I really want to know what kind of baby she is carring.
Human or Alien? ❣

Fire In Her Eyes ❣

(Fireblood Dragon Series, Book 7)

(A) Ruby Dixon (N) Jeremy York

** Release date: December 03, 2019 **

OverdriveGoodReadsKindle

❣ Finally the girl dragons are getting their due! ❣

Last Chance

(Royal-Kagan Series, Book 7)

(A) Nancy Corrigan (N) Gary Furlong

** Release date: December 30, 2019 **

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Sloan

(Protectors (Gabelman) Series, #9)

(A) Teresa Gabelman (N) Jeffrey Kafer

** Release date: December 23, 2019 **

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Bearing Secrets

(High House Ursa Series, #01)

(A) Riley Storm (N) Mia Madison

** Release date: December 23, 2019 **

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Summer Heat

(Storm for All Seasons, #1)

(A) Jaci Burton (N) Alexandra Shawnee

** Release date: December 18, 2019 **

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Fall Fury

(Storm for All Seasons, #2)

(A) Jaci Burton (N) Alexandra Shawnee

** Release date: December 30, 2019 **

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Quickies: All Jacked Up

The Sheriff’s Sexy Vet Brother!

This is actually the third book in series, but…. it is listed as a standalone so I would like to eventually listen to the first 2 books. Personally, I found that distracting for the first half of the book with some questions never really getting addressed. They most likely were covered in book #2 about the sheriff, since a lot of those unknowns revolve around him. 🤷

This story is an excellent example of Murphy’s Law for Universal Truths. Jack and Avery have many interesting happenings from start to finish. Some are humorous, some are frustrating, with some being down right cringe worthy. All led to an entertaining end to what is actually a trilogy of standalones. 

I would of liked to of heard some of the steamy scenes that were only referenced after the fact. For those that like smexy, but less descriptive and with good characters, then this is a definite listen.

This is my first time with author Mysti Parker. She presented great characters I enjoyed. Anyone who can include both special needs animal rescue and a potty mouth parrot has my vote! 😉

Meghan Kelly is not new to me. Her male voices could use some work, but I appreciated how she stayed in Jack’s “voice” while in his POV. Not all narrators do this.

I had to adjust the playback speed to improve the production. I listened at 1.10x speed.

All Jacked Up

(Beach Pointe, Book 3)

By: Mysti Parker

Performed by: Meghan Kelly

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

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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

Win 1 of 1 signed paperbacks of Instacrush by Kate Meader

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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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