Category Archives: Audiobook
Renegades Series, Book 2
Sassy, smart, and sexy, former supermodel-turned-tech guru Rubi Russo has it all—looks, money, confidence and freedom. Her life is a whirlwind of fast cars and fleeting affairs—and she likes it that way. With a past like Rubi’s, forever isn’t part of her vocabulary. So when studly Renegade stuntman Wes Lawson wants to take their friendship to the next level, she’s all out.
Raised a simple country-boy, Wes knows the brazen Rubi isn’t his type. But after spending time with her, he discovers she’s everything he’s ever wanted in a woman. To win her wild rebel heart, he’ll have to prove he sees behind her smokescreen to all the goodness she tries to hide. Then it’s just a matter of crushing her fears, shattering her barriers, and convincing her that loving him is everything she’s been missing in her life, too.
Piece of cake.
Smart, beautiful, quick-tongued, sassy and determined, Rubi seems to have it all to the outside world. Sweet, romantic and a genuine caring person, Wes is kind of like the guy next door who much hotter and has a need for dangerous thrills.
Flirtatious personalities, instant chemistry and a connection upon first sight, Wes and Rubi heat the pages and tear your heart at the same time. I was so surprised by Rubi. I would have never guessed her wounds ran as deep as they do. Completely changing the way I looked at her. Making Rubi a far richer character than I thought she would be. Wes has an amazing patience and determination that amazed me. This is one of those don’t judge a book by it’s cover stories. What you see on the surface is not even the beginning of the depth, emotion and passion this ride is going to send you on.
Piper Goodeve’s narration of this sexy and emotional tale is nothing less than excellent.
This audiobook is part of my private library.
Immortals of New Orleans Series, Book 6
Published September 30th 2014
An erotic paranormal romance…
Dimitri LeBlanc, sexy and charismatic beta of Acadian Wolves, survives a brutal attack after his wolf succumbs to a dark force, threatening his very existence. Waking up, tied to a bed, his amusement transforms into lust as a beautiful stranger heals his beast. Intrigued by his mysterious savior, the tables quickly turn, when in the heat of a dark desert night, he rescues her from a barbaric Alpha. Dimitri is inexplicably drawn to the alluring woman, and the discovery that she’s his mate rouses his hunger to claim her as his own.
Gillian Michel, a New York City photographer, conceals a secret hybrid past and mystical abilities. An entire lifetime, she’s deliberately avoided wolves, but a seductive encounter with an irresistible beta leaves her craving his touch, his lips on hers. Passion ignites her desire, leaving her yearning to submit to the powerful wolf who tests her sexual limits.
Deep in the heart of New Orleans, Dimitri and Gillian seek a cure to the parasite maligning his mighty beast. Still on the run from a malevolent force, they lure their enemy into the bayou. Will Gillian sacrifice her gifts to save the man she loves, destroying her own immortality? And will Dimitri eradicate the evil that has invaded his soul while protecting his mate from an adversary who threatens to kill them both?
Warning: This book contains several erotic love scenes, including m/f/m menage, and is intended for adult readers only.
The Beta is hotter than the Alpha!
It’s very hard not to smile when Dimitri’s presence is on the page. The wolf is sexy as sin, dominating, charismatic and witty. He has the strength of an alpha and a laid back quality making him the perfect beta. However finding himself in a predicament that the solution is no better than the problem itself, Dimitri finds even the strong answer to the call of their beast.
Smart, fierce and cunning Gillian is unique among the shifters. So unique it has kept her running from the wolves. Gillian is not the woman you want to be messing with. Her very nature gives her strength and abilities to hold her own. Her uniqueness is also a plague making her gifts sought out. A fighter and a giver,
Dimitri is a fast paced story that perfectly captures the essence of New Orleans. The mixing of wolves, witches and vampires gives a fast paced tale of deception, suspense, witty humor and southern charm. Kim Grosso has this majestic, sensuous and alluring ability to make a reader want to stay lost in her world. Her characters have unique personalities, charm and charisma. She makes you want to get to know them, to care about them and even think a naughty thought or two. Add in Ryan West’s narration, Dimitri is almost too hot to handle. Not to mention, this book contains one of the BEST m/f/m menage scenes I have ever read. You want to get lost? Read Dimitri!
CARRIE ANN RYAN
REDWOOD PACK SERIES, BOOK 2
Narrator: Gregory Salinas
Jasper Jamenson’s only responsibility to being the Beta of the Redwood Pack, second son of the Alpha, is to protect the Pack from themselves and the human world. After a century of selfless service, his brother’s new found mating forced him into taking a good look into his life. He isn’t sure he wants a mate, but fate may have other ideas.
Willow Delton is a skinny, bakery owner – the type most woman love to hate. Being without family, she finds herself alone to the Greek god with green eyes who saunters into her bakery every morning. Her desire to follow him, to be with him, overrides every rational sense she possessed.
Jasper and Willow are drawn together, despite every nuisance that works against them. But evil beyond even Jasper’s supernatural compensation will make war against him, by going after the only thing in his eternal life he desires – Willow. Is Willow’s heart enough to overcome Jasper’s soul to save her life? A fight he cannot win, but to save her life – he must.
Diving deeper into the Redwood Pack!
Jasper, Beta of the Redwood Pack, is everything I love in a wolf. Strong, dominant, protective and fierce. His life changed the day he walked into a bakery and smelled that cinnamony sent. Just when he and his wolf have their mate, hell breaks in on Jaspers life.
Willow is a survivor. Orphaned, she has only had herself to rely on. She made a goal and built her dream. Willow is strong, a bit timid but feisty when needed and courageous. For a woman whose life literally got a slapped into a living urban legend I would say she is doing pretty damn good.
Carrie Ann Ryan takes it up a notch with A Taste For A Mate, book two of the Redwood Pack Series. Willow and Jasper will tug at your heart as they steam up the pages trying to find how their pieces fit together. Emotional and naughty. Ms. Ryan really opens up the world of the Redwoods. Getting deep inside the pack, learning the ways of her wolves. Personalities emerge from the background, setting the stage not only for this story but the entire series.
Gregory Sanlinas voice is the piece that completes the puzzle bringing the Redwood Pack alive in the readers mind.
LOGAN’S ACADIAN WOLVES
IMMORTALS OF NEW ORLEANS, BOOK 4
September 17th, 2013
Deep in the heart of New Orleans, Acadian Wolves’ Alpha, Logan Reynaud, rescues a beautiful woman in the dead of night. Intrigued by the mysterious human, the commanding Alpha is determined to elicit all of her secrets, including her deepest fantasies. After tragedy strikes, Logan discovers dangerous adversaries are planning an attack in his city. Driven by responsibility and honor, Logan must protect both his pack and the woman who’s captivated his attention.
Dr. Wynter Ryan, a leading virologist, is fascinated with her charismatic protector. As the chemistry ignites between her and the dominant Alpha, she relinquishes her ties to the past, embracing ecstasy and submission within his arms and intrepidly acquiescing to her own adventurous instincts. Succumbing to desire, she learns to trust her Alpha, discovering what it means to be wolf.
Passion and mystery on the bayou stirs Logan’s wolf, demanding he claim his mate. Yet Wynter’s a distraction he can’t afford when his priority is to lead his new pack. Will Logan surrender to the uncontrollable need to claim Wynter as his mate? And will he be able to keep her alive, finding the killer who threatens the Acadian Wolves?
Warning: This book contains several erotic love scenes, including m/f/m ménage, and is intended for adult readers only.
Mix southern gentleman with Alpha wolf and you have Logan. A deadly beast with a caring and gentle touch that has to make ones skin quiver. Newly named Alpha of the Acadian wolves, Logan natural charismatic nature along with his dominance, sexiness and love for shopping made me more than love him. An Alpha in every sense of the word. Woo!!!!!
Wynter has to be one of the most unique characters I have read about in a long time. Smart, beautiful, caring,self sacrificing and on the run for her life. The very nature of Wynter’s life was changed against her will and still she put others before herself. Her drive and determination to make the wrong, right just add to the beauty of her character.
Kym Grosso has created a world of seductive darkness, heart pounding passion with a unique twist the paranormal creatures I have come to love. Logan’s Acadian Wolves will tempt you into its pages with the sexy men(wolves), an intriguing mystery, a breathtaking setting and one of the top five ménage scenes I have ever read. The characters will pull you in, the suspense keeps you turning the pages, the passion keeps you at the edge of your seat.
Ryan West has quickly moved his way up my list of narrators that I love. His seductive and sultry voice talents deliver the story as if you are watching it unfold on a screen. Mr. West brings to life the charisma, depth and personalities to not only the characters, but that of the story as well. A narrator can make or break an audiobook for the listener. Ryan West’s smooth voice will have you tangled in this tale.
CARRIE ANN RYAN
REDWOOD PACK SERIES, BOOK 1
Melanie is a twenty-five year old chemist who has spent all of her adult life slaving at school. With her PhD in hand, she’s to start her dream job, but before she does, her friend persuades her to relax and try to live again. A blind date set up through her friends seems like the perfect solution. Melanie can take one night away from the lab and let her inner vixen out on a fixed blind date – a chance to get crazy with a perfect stranger. The gorgeous hunk she’s to meet exceeds her wildest dreams – but he is more than what he appears and Melanie’s analytical mind goes into overdrive.
Kade, a slightly older werewolf (at over one hundred years), needs a night way from the Pack. Too many responsibilities and one near miss with a potential mate made Kade hide in his work, the only peace he can find. His brother convinces him to meet the sexy woman for a one night of fun. What could it hurt? But when he finds this woman could be his mate, can he convince her to leave her orderly, sane world and be with him and his wolf-half, for life?
A short but highly sexy and erotic introduction to Carrie Ann Ryan’s redwood pack series.
Melanie is a book and fact kind of girl. Kade is a walking, taking myth and legend. On what should’ve been a normal blind date, Melanie and Kade change each other’s lives on the drop of a dime. Embarking on a night of crazed passion, raw emotions and brutal truths, two people who are in no way alike, rock the foundation of each other’s being.
Kade was a of rarity among werewolves for me. He’s strong and dominant sexy as hell and oh my God does he have a dirty talking mouth on him. He’s next in line to be the alpha of the pack, but he also realize that people need to make their own choices. Learning to take the consequences that came with those choices.
Melanie was so smart but yet so dumb at the same time. She spent too much time using books for learning, instead of letting herself have an imagination. I love Melanie’s total freak out reaction to finding out werewolves exist. Seeing her frazzled and out of her safe zone made her more real and likable.
Raw, animalistic lust infused with emotions, sweet passion and heart is what Carrie Ann Ryan gives her reader/listeners in An Alpha’s Path. A fast read that turns up the heat while getting lost in the Redwood Pack.
Gregory Salinas takes An Alpha’s Path to the next level with his narration. Allowing the listener to feel like they are right along with the Redwoods. Gregory adds another level of dimension and passion to this tantalizing story with his succulent voice. He truly brings the Redwood Pack to life.
I was given a complementary copy of this audiobook for an honest review.
Immortals of New Orleans Series, Book 1
Broslin Creek Series, Book 1
Audio version: 5 hrs and 54 mins
As the only person who can identify the most notorious hit man in the country, Kat Bridges is running for her life.
Murphy Dolan is in the Army Reserves, returning from his 2nd tour of duty, only to find a stranger hiding in his house. She’s scared spitless. He’s completely burned-out on violence. Neither of them has any trust left to give.
If the best of the FBI couldn’t protect her from the country’s most notorious assassin, does a burned-out small town cop have a prayer?
Kate witnessed a murder by highly wanted man, who even the FBI can’t protect her from. Sassy and cunning Kate goes into hiding in the town of Broslin. She is the kindest of people. Even with the danger that breaths down her neck, she puts the need of other above those of herself. Running for so long as worn this woman out, but trusting anyone is a danger. Loneliness does not suit Kate well. In walks Murphy. Changing everything all at once.
Murphy has seen and done to many thing at haunt him. Being a soldier does more to one’s being and body then one can understand. After being hurt in action Murphy comes home to his small town and a strange woman in his bed. Being a cop and a military man, Murphy sees there is more to her story and being a man she does things to his body.
High five to Dana Marton! Deathwatch is a great romantic suspense book! I don’t think I have read a book where the balance between romance, comedy and suspense is perfect. Kate and Murphy are great together and really make the book. Kate is hysterically funny! For all the danger on her tail, that woman will make you laugh. Murphy is protective and caring with just a touch of dominance which makes him almost perfect. The romance and suspense will keep you moving through this fast-paced story. I promise not only does the story deliver steamy romance, you will be laughing as well.
Talmadge Ragan does a great job of giving another voice to this book. The narration is flawless. You were easily able to distinguish the different characters voices. I also believe it intensifies the comic effect within this book.
I was given a complimentary Audiobook of this title for an honest review. Receiving a complimentary copy does not affect the outcome of my review.
Undeniable Series, Book 1
Warning: This is not a “typical love story”. This is an all-consuming, soul-crushing, tear-your-heart-into-pieces story. It’s intense, gritty and raw, dark and disturbing, and it doesn’t happen overnight. This is an epic love story that knows no boundaries and has no time limits. It grows and develops—with hurt, sacrifice, and heartache—over the span of a lifetime.
Eva Fox is the princess of the Silver Demons Motorcycle Club. Growing up with bikers in the club lifestyle is all that she knows. When she’s a young girl, Eva meets the reason for her existence. Deuce West is the sexy, biker bad-ass of the Hell’s Horsemen Motorcycle Club. Like Eva, he was born and raised in the club—but that’s where the similarities end. Their first meeting is innocent, but as Eva matures into a woman, their chance reunions evolve into a fit of lust and love. Fate continues to bring them together time and time again, but their twisted journey is filled with pain, betrayal, and bloodshed that could tear them apart. Eva sees in Deuce what he cannot see in himself—a man worthy of love—and Eva spends her lifetime proving to him that her undeniable love is the one thing he can’t live without.
This is Eva and Deuce’s story.
It wasn’t easy.
Nothing worth doing ever is.
And love is worth everything.
Gritty and Raw. This is no pretty romance. It’s a crazy ass ride that you know you should jump off of, but can’t seem to make yourself. I have never had a book spark so many raw emotions while reading. At times, I thought I could be ill and others I more than pushing for Deuce and Eva.
Eva and Deuce’s story is overwhelming, dirty, captivating, aggressive, consuming and intense. To put it lightly. A story that spans three decades. Spotlighting key events that have made these two people who they are. If there is a line to be crossed, Eva and Deuce will cross them over and over.
Reading Undeniable is wicked sin. Harsh, raw and unlike anything I have read. The characters will get under your skin. Heart and soul shattering . This is a fucked up journey of two fucked up people that have a handful of precious moments, that keep them wanting more.
Reaper’s MC, Book 2
Tatiana Sokolov, Todd Haberkorn
Reaper’s Legacy is a raw and intensely erotic tale in Joanna Wylde’s Reapers Motorcycle Club series.
Eight years ago, Sophie gave her heart-and her virginity-to Zach Barrett on a night that couldn’t have been less romantic or more embarrassing. Zach’s step-brother, a steely-muscled, tattooed biker named Ruger, caught them in the act, getting a peep show of Sophie he’s never forgotten.
She may have lost her dignity that fateful night, but Sophie also gained something precious-her son Noah. Unfortunately, Zach’s a deadbeat dad, leaving Ruger to be Noah’s only male role model. When he discovers Sophie and his nephew living in near poverty, Ruger takes matters into his own hands-with the help of the Reapers Motorcycle Club-to give them a better life.
Living with outlaw bikers wasn’t Sophie’s plan for her son, but Ruger isn’t giving her a choice. He’ll be there for Noah, whether she wants him or not. But Sophie does want him, has always wanted him. Now she’ll learn that taking a biker to bed can get a girl dirty in every way.
Live to ride, ride to live. If there is one thing I know about bikers, I know they hold three things above all else. Their brothers, their bikes and their women. Bikers live an intense life fill with their own rules and danger. Do you really think the passion, lust and love they feel would be any different. Ms. Wylde brings all these elements to the page to give the reader a hang on tight book.
Ruger, tatted up and pierced, this full patched member of the Reaper’s MC will get your heart racing in more ways than a woman could imagine Badass, totally alpha and stubborn to the core. Brash and will just say it the way is. Ruger is really an ass and a manwhore. He likes his women and with no stings of any kind. An ass who has this protective streak that will melt you into a puddle. That made me go from thinking this asshole needed to be smacked upside the head to wanting to kiss him.
Sophie, a single mom who has gotten the short end of the stick one too many times. She is trying to make the best of what she has. She is a sweet, good-hearted and a great mom. A woman not willing to settle. This fact messes with her as her body tells her “YES, YOU WANT HIM!’ while mind is almost screaming no. Sophie and Ruger share a past and are connected, no have bonds that tie them deep. The love Ruger has for her son is not something one could ask for. Keeping her mind and body balanced around Ruger, keeps Sophie on an edge that is both comical and sad.
Ruger and Sophie are like two tornadoes going for each other. Emotions and lust trapped within these two for years, has come to a boiling point. I loved how they both just seem to lose their shit anytime they are around each other. The dual narration of Tatiana Sokolov and Todd Haberkorn bring another dimension to this book. Reading Reaper’s Legacy was intense, listening to it takes this story to another level. I was able to close my eyes and fully envision was being read to be. Bringing the Reaper’s MC world from black and white to full color. Warning- I would not listen to this in your car while driving. Yes, its that hot. An excellent narration for a kick ass book. This is not a sweet romance book. Powerful, raw and some would consider parts of this book walking the line. I call that love. Come on peeps, it Biker’s. Love is not always pretty and sweet. It’s jealousy and rage. Mind-blowing and lust. Passion and sacrifice. It’s an addiction and worth fighting for. That is Reaper’s Legacy! An auto-buy series for me.
King of the Unblessed
Realm Immortal, Book 1
Michelle M. Pillow
Immortality has a way of changing fate.
The choice is simple: go with him or die.
Merrick, dark elfin King of Valdis, had once been heir to all that was good–happiness and pleasure his domain. Now, trapped as the ruler of mischief, king of necessary evil, he stands on a precipice of choice. On one side, his estranged brother, now ruler of what should have been Merrick’s, and on the other, King Lucien of the Damned. Both would sway him. Damnation is winning.
Lady Juliana of Bellemare is from a human family, protected by the Blessed, coveted by the Damned. Betrothed to an old friend of her father’s, Juliana is resigned to living out her days close to her childhood home, longing for an adventure, never dreaming she’d get what she wished for. When her fiancé is murdered and the children of Bellemare are stolen, Juliana is sent on a quest in a strange realm where appearances are deceiving.
Merrick brings more adventure and passion than any woman could want. Can she withstand the temptations of the Unblessed king? The spell she weaves over him is more than he can resist and, desperate to be the one to rule her, Merrick offers her a choice; either come with him until he tires of her…or die.
Warning: This book contains hot sex, violence, trickster goblins, overly helpful sprights, a king of necessary evil who lives to get his way and a woman who would dare to deny him.
Rating: Contains graphic sexual content, adult language, and violence.
Ms. Pillow recreated what I call the adult version of Labyrinth with KING OF THE UNBLESSED! I don’t know how she did it, but she even came up with a sexier “goblin king” than David Bowie! Yes, I believe I blushed more than once.
Lady Juliana of Bellemare, wants nothing more than a grand adventure before she is to be married. When one lives in the land of the Fae, one must be careful of what they wish for. She is a bit naive and does not know the really know what the world hold. As there were times I really wanted to grab a hold of the girl and shake her and say get it together chicka! I truly loved Juliana. She was a woman thinking outside the box and wanted what she wanted. In many ways she did get them!
Merrick, the King of the Unblessed, is dark, sexy and powerful. OMG, the long blond hair, I just wanted to run my finger through it. He is one of those Alpha’s alphas! He wants something and he gets it no matter what. But God, those eyes that make you want to melt. Kings have to do what kings have to do! I so fell in love with him!!
Merrick gave Juliana the adventure she wanted. Along with magic, deception, a bunch of magical creates to guide her along the way and passion beyond what Juliana could have imagined, she unknowing walks right in to the Unblessed Kings waiting hands. Merrick’s own deception turns on him, when he realized Juliana just might be more to him than her though she should be.
I want to start out by saying I am not much of a Historical romance reader. It’s not that I don’t like that aspect of romance, I have a tendency to get lost in it, but do I love the way they speak. I am however a huge paranormal romance fan. KING OF THE UNBLESSED was a surprisingly exciting read for me. Not only was it paranormal and fantasy together and had this wonderful historical setting that just blew me away. Mega props to Ms. Pillow for this awesome world building in the series. Yes I am a huge fan of world building. Not only is this Merrick and Juliana story, but you can see so many other story lines that could very well be a good book coming in this series!!
I listen to the audio version of this book. I have to be honest I had a little trouble with the narrator. Please do not give me wrong, Ross Pendleton, did an excellent job narrating. I had a hard time getting used his style. Upon the second listen of the book I was very much able to enjoy the wonderful enchanting tale that was told.
If you want to get lost is a fairytale that will heat up the pages as you are turning them, I suggest you go with the KING OF THE UNBLESSED.