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!

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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!

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Cathian

(Vorge Crew, Book 1)

By: Laurann Dohner

Performed by: Callie Dalton

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Review: Surrender Sweet Succubus



A Lot of Heart to Go with the Steam.

Surrender Sweet Succubus is a standalone, by Jewel Quinlan.

P.J. Ochlan narrates.

HEA, NO cheating, NO cliffhangers!

Length: 2 hrs and 15 mins

Content Warning: Sex: YES!

This title is currently available through Audible Escape.

Quite a touching little story for a short erotic title.

Stephen is a doctor with some bonus gifts. He is a shaman and according to him, has seem some sh*t. His brother and sister-n-law are desperate for a baby and are hoping there may be some “other” way of help. Stephen goes in search of a Succubus that has the “magic touch” he is looking for and gets far more than he ever thought he needed. It’s only a couple hours long, but still had a good bit of character and world building that made it seem much longer. An epilogue of their future would of been nice, but that’s just my romantic heart talking. 😊

Jewel Quinlan is new to me but not for long. I really liked this story and plan to check out her other Audible Escape titles.

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P.J. Ochlan is not completely new to me, but I have only heard him once before. Just as the time before, he didn’t disappoint. Very few characters, but each had an unique voice which was a delight to my ears. The accents were varied and sounded authentic.

**Note: Names with 2 initials work wonky in search results. You can get 3+ separate results so if you are not finding what you are looking for, adjust your spaces and/or periods. The proper library way of it should be, P.J. Ochlan, but you can also try P. J. Ochlan, & PJ Ochlan.
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Listened at normal speed. No sound issues of note. 

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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.

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Savage Bond

(The Fallen, Book 3)

By: Anne Marsh

Performed by: Kellie Kamryn

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Quickies: His Dark Bond


On the edge of my seat!

The world building is expanded, and more info is learned.

This time it is the fallen that doth protest too much.

Not that the scientist heroine is much better. She is almost too logical for her own good.

There are some crazy OMG moments, especially Zer’s action. Never saw that one coming! Its too good to spoil, but you will know what it is when it happens, trust me.

Michael’s reasoning was sound, but I still feel like he could of done “something” to help replenish things! Again, you will get what I’m saying once you get there. 😉

I like the male narrator. His voice really adds that gruff and growl that makes the fallen sound so sexy. This did not detract from the female voices as they are completely believable tones.

Cant wait to see what happens in the next one.

His Dark Bond

(The Fallen, Book 2)

By: Anne Marsh

Performed by: P.J. Ochlan

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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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FYI: Audible Changes the Romance Package


Sounds worse than it is, I promise.

😉

 

The Audible Romance Package will now be known as

 

“Audible Escape”

 

Why?

 

 

I have no clue!

 

The original name worked for me. It’s name is not what drew me to subscribe to the service.

As of right now, it doesn’t appear to impact any links or listening through any of the various platforms.

 

 

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.

 


Quickies‎: Most Valuable Playboy


Best friend’s sister + sports romance 👍

Blakely does it again!

This has heat, heart, and loads of dirty talk, 😉.

The main characters have been in love with each other since grade school but it takes adult desperation of circumstance to open their eyes to the possibility.

Great group of side characters who I look forward to each of their books.

Zachary Webber’s performance was awesome as always. His gruff tone brings all the bad boys to life. Looking forward to the next in series.

Most Valuable Playboy

(Ballers and Babes #1)

By: Lauren Blakely

Performed by: Zachary Webber (YUM!)

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Quickies‎: Beauty and the Mountain Man


 

Fresh Steamy Take on Beauty and the Beast

I ♥ Frankie Love and all her mountain men!

This had lots of elements of the beauty and beast tale that many are familiar with, but with more adult bits, 😉.

It was hot and quick, but still had time to include multiple epilogues. 👍

Kira Omans did well telling this tale as old as time.

Beauty and the Mountain Man

By: Frankie Love

Performed by: Kira Omans

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