Emily Beresford

Read Along With Me: Vacation Bride Part 04

Read A Long With Me

@ Chapter 18

  • That’s all the poor boy had to put on, because like the chicks in romances, he ran off without thinking!
  • And to prove my point, she does it too!
  • Finally! Sexy times!
  • Only PG! Oh well, at least there are finally Sexy times!

@ Chapter 19

  • About Time! Seriously Dude!
  • WOW! Bobbie has been upgraded to PSYCHO!
  • She is going on the list for Double Throat Punches!

@ Chapter 20

  • Yay Lani! She rocks!
  • Um, that doesn’t seem like true Chris behavior?
  • Chris has to be up to something!
  • Ha! Ha! That was AWESOME!

@ Epilogue

  • 1 year later, wonder where Book #2 happens?
  • Awe, that was super sweet gift her dad gave Diane!
  • Wonder if Diane will get a book? She is pretty funny!
  • I think there is some setup for Book #2, but not for sure.
  • If their parents got together, its not mentioned. Maybe in future stories, lol.


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  • It’s about Chris’s cousin Silvanus Cooper-Andersen.
  • Very short and clean.
  • Makes mention of Chris and his wife, so it would be after Vacation Bride.

Vacation Bride

Brides of Paradise Series

Written by Vicky Loebel

Read by Emily Beresford

These are my musings as I listen/read this story!

Full Review Here



Read Along With Me: Vacation Bride Part 03

Read A Long With Me

@ Chapter 12

  • Seriously! This show is getting out of hand!
  • Glad Lani got the funds she needed, I really like her! Hope to see her as a heroine in a future book!

@ Chapter 13

  • That escalated quickly!
  • Moneygrubbers…. Ick!
  • Bobbie is up to something, don’t turn your back on her.
  • You go Lani!

@ Chapter 14

  • Cousins! Yes!
  • Cousins! Yummy!
  • Cousins! Future Books?

@ Chapter 15

  • I told you Bobbie was up to no good!

@ Chapter 16

  • Not the best way to wind down the kids, but fun.
  • Her cookie ritual is giving me nightmares!
  • Maybe just shapes next batch, K.

@ Chapter 17

  • Don’t think its going to be that easy.
  • Just do the online wedding and get that show off the island!

Vacation Bride

Brides of Paradise Series

Written by Vicky Loebel

Read by Emily Beresford

These are my musings as I listen/read this story!

Full Review Here



Read Along With Me: Vacation Bride Part 02

Read A Long With Me

@ Chapter 06

  • Nice thing she did there for the kids with the cupcakes!
  • Wow, that last sentence is a Doozy!

@ Chapter 07

  • She was a competitive swimmer, and she teaches swimming now, so she should do well.
  • Brideacudas…. Love it!
  • Lani and her sister are both Fabulous!
  • Butts Bitten! Told you so!

@ Chapter 08

  • I’m sure even the fights are labeled “Romantic”!
  • Ryan has a lot of nerve! Seriously!
  • If Chris really wanted to make this go away quick and easy, he technically has the money.

@ Chapter 09

  • Don’t think she ever planned on winning, just staying around long enough for her father to get in a little vacay time.
  • Doubt there was any love between Bobbie and Ryan, only opportunity and money.
  • Getting married so you don’t have to get married seems counter-productive?
  • OK, someone needs to throat punch a b@#ch! That was just cruel!

@ Chapter 10

  • If their parents get together, that will be cute overload!
  • I would of figured that everyone would of jumped to the conclusion that Chris had the same amount of money connections that his cousin Ryan had, but I guess not?
  • Random Porn reference! Nice!

@ Chapter 11

  • That’s what happens when you fall in love!
  • Yeah, should of included her dad.

Vacation Bride

Brides of Paradise Series

Written by Vicky Loebel

Read by Emily Beresford

These are my musings as I listen/read this story!

Full Review Here



Read Along With Me: Vacation Bride Part 01

Read A Long With Me

@ Introduction

  • So its like The Bachelor with a dash of Big Brother and a smidgen of Survivor.
  • How long do you think it will be before this is actually a reality?

@ Chapter 01

  • I don’t think they truly pick randomly, because the selection would be a big hot mess!
  • Her dad as her stylist sounds…. interesting.
  • That was nice of her friend. I like her attitude and snarkiness!

@ Chapter 02

  • So what happens to Ryan to take him out of the show?
  • Very unfortunate way to come into money.
  • Bobbie is definitely not one to trust, she just wants whats best for herself.
  • She may be jinxing herself with that dolphin statement, cause they could totally do that!

@ Chapter 03

  • Bus driver description sounds funny yet a bit unerving.
  • I like Lani! Coupon swap was good call.
  • I would of liked to of seen that picture of the lil boat standing up to the big boats.
  • Pretty sure that boat captian is our hero Chris.

@ Chapter 04

  • It’s sad, but if Chris would of been with them, he would probably be dead too!
  • She wasn’t laughing “at” your boat dude! She was amused at the image in her head about your boat’s bravery!
  • So awkward!
  • Liars! The both of them, lol!

@ Chapter 05

  • mmmm…. cookies
  • Anna’s dad is actually pretty cool!
  • Chris and Anna are just too cute!
  • You 2 missed the best opportunities to come clean about your lies. That’s going to come back and bite ya in the butt!

Vacation Bride

Brides of Paradise Series

Written by Vicky Loebel

Read by Emily Beresford

These are my musings as I listen/read this story!

Full Review Here



Audiobookworm Blog Tour: Vacation Bride

Author: Vicky Loebel

Narrators: Emily Beresford

Length: 5 hours 6 minutes

Series: Brides of Paradise, Book One

Publisher: Pentachronistic Press

Released: Nov. 28, 2017

Genre: Contemporary Romance

When Anna Williams lands a spot on the Vacation Bride reality show, she’s hoping to give her sick father a break from the Milwaukee winter, not win a rich husband. Which is good, because the hunky maintenance man whose broad shoulders and clear blue eyes have caught her attention is neither rich nor part of the contest, is he?

Chris Andersen was a disinherited resort brat until his uncle’s family crashed their private helicopter during an argument over money. Now Chris is a secret billionaire, determined to make the Paradise Resort a success on its own. To pay for improvements, he’s hosting his cousin’s Internet reality series, Vacation Bride, a show where women compete to win a rich husband. The women are silly and the show’s a lot of work, but the publicity seems worth it. At least until Chris finds out he may be entering the contest himself as first prize.

Vicky Loebel began her professional life as a systems programmer for NASA and moved through successively more challenging careers before settling in as a writer of tightly-plotted, romantic fiction. She lives on the slopes of Mt. Lemmon, AZ with her sister, three dogs, a rotating assortment of children, and a husband who has the patience of a saint.

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Emily Beresford is a professional audiobook narrator who is a nerd for books, no matter the genre. In 2013 she was nominated for an Audie Award and received an Earphones Award from AudioFile magazine, for her work on the Multi-Voice title October Mourning. She lives in Michigan with her wonderful husband, and two amazing children.


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I received this audiobook as part of my participation in a blog tour with Audiobookworm Promotions. The tour is being sponsored by Vicky Loebel. The gifting of this audiobook did not affect my opinion of it.

Q&A with Author Vicky Loebel
  • Tell us about the process of turning your book into an audiobook.
    • I was extremely lucky making an audiobook of โ€œVacation Brideโ€ because I knew Emily Beresford from working on two previous audio projects. All I had to do for this one was email Emily to get on her production schedule and deliver the book file. She took care of the rest.
  • Do you believe certain types of writing translate better into audiobook format?
    • Humor is a challenge because youโ€™ve got to find a narrator who can read your mind and telepathically figure out the right comic timing for the narration. I was lucky enough to find Emily before I realized how tough this is, or my fingernails might have been a lot more chewed.
  • Was a possible audiobook recording something you were conscious of while writing?
    • Since this is my third audiobook, I actually did think about how well it would translate into audio while I was editing and polishing the manuscript. Specifically, I tried to keep the sentence construction a little simpler so the poor narrator could catch her breath.
  • Were there any real life inspirations behind your writing?
    • Turquoise water ๐Ÿ™‚ I took a lot of inspiration from research into the Caribbean and the US Virgin Islands — gazing longingly through webcams, watching Caribbean shows on cable TV. My secret hope is to inspire a lot of future tropical vacations.
  • Are you an audiobook listener? What about the audiobook format appeals to you?
    • I love audiobooks! I started checking them out from the library (remember CDs?) years ago to listen to while commuting, and they quickly expanded to brighten chores, exercise, and rocking babies at two in the morning. Along the way, I saw the added dimension a great narrator brings to a story and discovered many new authors while sampling books by beloved narrators. In my opinion, itโ€™s perfect,
  • Is there a particular part of this story that you feel is more resonating in the audiobook performance than in the book format?
    • Emily really provides the sense of wonder that my heroine Anna feels exploring the Virgin Islands and encountering unexpected luxuries, like her visit to a megayacht.
  • How did you celebrate after finishing this novel?
    • Well, letโ€™s see, there was the megayacht cruise to the US Virgin Islands…oh wait…that was a dream. In real life, we threw a terrific Facebook launch party with games, gift cards, and tropical-themed prizes. It was a hoot!
  • In your opinion, what are the pros and cons of writing a stand-alone novel vs. writing a series?
    • I think that both as a writer and reader, thereโ€™s nothing more satisfying than to fall in love with a place and group of characters and then go back and revisit them for additional romance and adventure. On the other hand, stand-alone novels sometimes have a little more freshness and energy.
  • Have any of your characters ever appeared in your dreams?
    • They like to show up at the end of a project and tell me all the much wittier things they would have said if Iโ€™d listened to them in the first place. Thank goodness for revisions!

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