Audio Review: Her Warriors Three Wishes by Carrie Ann Ryan
Her Warriors Three Wishes
Carrie Ann Ryan
Dante Circle Series, Book 2
Narrator: Gregory Salinas
Humans aren’t as alone as they choose to believe. Every human possesses a trait of supernatural that lays dormant within their genetic make-up. Centuries of diluting and breeding have allowed humans to think they are alone and untouched by magic. But what happens when something changes?
Ambrose Griffin is older than most, if not all, civilizations. As each year passes, he submerses himself into his training, only relaxing around his protégée and friend, Shade. After losing his wife and children in the last Angelic Wars, he guards his heart and has no desire to share it with another.
Bookkeeper and romance novel enthusiast, Jamie Bennett dreams of being swept off her feet by a white knight. However, her life is no romance book. Since meeting Ambrose—a sexy, delicious angel—she’s been twisted inside out and doesn’t know why. Things are happening that she can’t control and now her life is in danger.
Balin Drake is stuck in hell, literally. His life of refusing to take souls, even though it’s part of his demon nature, has caught up with him. He’s dying and now must search for his true half, but even a mating may not save him. When he meets the two people who could fill that part, he’ll need to fight for something he hasn’t felt in over a century—hope.
Warning: Contains a rigid angel who needs a certain sexy woman to help him unwind, a book keeper who finds herself the creamy center of the best cookie ever, and a demon who has a certain taste for pressing them both against walls.
Carrie Ann Ryan entices, temps and makes the reader melt with the amount of heart and heat in Her Warriors Three Wishes.
Her Warriors’ Three Wishes is my favorite Dante’s Circle series book. I am also a sucker for a good ménage. I love Balin. He’s a rebel among his kind. He also had this innocent nature with his naughty ways. I found him unique. Ambrose had it all and it was taken away. Making him reserved and even coming off as a bit of an ass. Jamie puts herself out there and doesn’t give up. Even when her true nature is revealed she keeps her head high.
Carrie Ann Ryan puts the reader in the middle with an angel on the left, a demon on the right and they’re both talking dirty in your ears. Holy hotness. Gregory Salinas sultry narration takes readers on this sexy and suspenseful, fast paced story that will have your ears turning red. I love the combination of all the different paranormal elements. The characters are fun, feisty, and well developed. Her Warriors Three Wishes is a wickedly naughty listen.
A complementary copy of this audio title was provided for an honest review.
Audio Review: Night Is Darkest by Jayne Rylon
Night is Darkest
Men in Blue Series, Book 1
Audible Audio, Unabridged
Published June 23rd 2014 by Audible
Lacey Daughtry’s perfect weekend is interrupted by tragic news of her brother’s murder in the line of duty. Plagued by a rash of mysterious phone calls, she turns to her brother’s best friends and fellow officers for protection…and comfort.
Spending time in close contact with Mason and Tyler, the two men she’s dreamed of since her first girlhood crush, seems like the answer to a prayer. Especially when they begin to explore the desire she’s harbored for so long.
But the partners are holding out on Lacey. Determined to suppress the most extreme facets of their lust, they agree to settle for sharing the woman they crave while concealing their desire for each other. Until Lacey cracks their resolve, unleashing a torrent of emotions that threatens to distract them when they can least afford it.
Their blossoming relationship is complicated by secrets. And the only way to evade the killer threatening their lives is to bare their souls in the darkest hours of the night. Or everything will come crashing down, just before the dawn.
Warning: After reading this book you’ll never look at a pair of hot cops, a cemetery or a can of Spaghetti-O’s the same way again.
In the darkness of tragedy three people, bound together by years of friendship stop skating around their feelings and start living their most erotic fantasies.
Mason is dominant to the core. Tyler is an alpha with a submissive side and warm hearted nature. Lacey is young but not naïve with a passion that’s waiting to be tapped. These three have bonds that go deeper than friendship. In the wake of losing a brother and best friend the feeling that have been pushed away for years surface with a renewed blaze.
As each one struggles with their own personal issues surrounding an untimely death, the bigger struggle is accepting the reality that what they feel is not unconventional. Jayne Rylon gives readers one hell of a smoking hot story. Highly erotic with a dash of suspense and a lot of unexpected emotional turmoil. Mason struggle was not what I expect at the beginning of the book. He was a much deeper character than I gave him credit for. His story changed changed the book in a very good way for me.
Gregory Salinas smooth and seductive voice perfectly delivers all the emotion, passion, fear and hope that Mason, Tyler and Lacey experience through their journey. Reading Night is Darkest was hot, listening to Gregory read it takes the erotic level of the book three levels higher.
An audio copy of this book was provided for an honest review.
Audio Review: Harder Than Words by Carrie Ann Ryan
Harder Than Words
Carrie Ann Ryan
Montgomery Ink Series, Book
Narrator: Gregory Salinas
Meghan Montgomery-Warren thought she knew what love was when she’d married young and had two children. After years of being emotionally beaten down, her husband has finally left her and now she’s forced to find her way once again. Somehow she needs to find the person she used to be and figure that the strength she’d thought she’d lost was always there.
Luc Dodd left Denver and his best friend Meghan when he was forced to watch her walk down the aisle with another man. He might have only been her best friend, but he held his true emotions close to the vest. Now he’s back in town and in Meghan’s life. Only he needs to decide if that’s enough for him…and her.
Their journey from friends to lovers is a slow burn of seduction and pain. When Meghan’s past comes back to haunt them both, the two of them will have to stand closer together or be torn apart by their own misgivings forever.
Friends make the best lovers.
Meghan and Luc shared a friendship that had the potential for so much more. Only Luc didn’t let on to his feeling and Meghan got swept off her feet my another man.
Ten Years later, Meghan is trying to keep life going for herself and her kids. Spending the last decade living under the thumb of a husband that didn’t live up to the words that bound the two in marriage. Meghan is a brave woman dealing with the weight of the world on her shoulders. Independent and strong, Meghan deals with a new set of insecurities as she heals from a botched marriage and finds a love in a place she never saw coming. Allowing her to be the woman she never knew was finding inside.
Luc has spent the last ten years traveling the world, finally returning home. A loyal and dedicated friend, wonderful son and brother, with a huge heart that still aches for the girl that got away. The amount of patience, the willingness to help and an unwavering devotion makes Luc a one of a kind man. He never wavered from showing the woman who holds his heart what love really is.
Meghan and Luc’s story is one of patience, longing, and intense passion. Friends to lovers is one of my favorites. Once friends rediscover their friendship, while learning to act upon the feelings of new and old. Carrie Ann Ryan once again makes your pulse race while hitting your heart hard. Gregory Salinas pulls the reader deep into the emotions and passion with his sinfully delicious voice. Allowing the reader to lose themselves in Harder Than Words.
Audio Review: Tempting Boundaries by Carrie Ann Ryan
Carrie Ann Ryan
Montgomery Ink Series, Book 3
Audiobook Published: June 2015
Decker Kendrick knows it’s wrong to have feelings for his best friend’s little sister, but that doesn’t stop his thoughts from going down that path. No matter how hard he’s tried to stay away from Miranda, once she gets her sights on him, there’s no backing down.
Miranda Montgomery might be the youngest of the Montgomery clan, but that doesn’t mean she doesn’t know what she wants. Namely—Decker. She’s loved him for as long as she can remember and won’t walk away until she gives it her all.
But once they give in, not all is at it seems. Decker’s father’s out of jail and someone from Miranda’s past isn’t happy with the new relationship. Even as they start to move on and overcome their pain, they’ll find that their inner obstacles are the ones they’ll have to face first.
Fun, feisty and explosive.
Gregory Salinas turns up the heat on my favorite and most erotic book of the Montgomery Ink Series, Tempting Boundaries. Reading this book was hot. Listening to the narration is a raging fire. Miranda and Decker are explosive. They have secretly watched, longed and lusted after each other long then both are willing to admit. Building something before even touching each other. Gregory once again add another level of passion, lust and emotion to Carrie Ann Ryan’s words that dig into your heart deep. Gregory Salinas smooth voice is perfect for Decker’s dirty talking ways. Hot, hot, hot!
Audio Review: Delicate Ink by Carrie Ann Ryan
Carrie Ann Ryan
Montgomery Ink Series, Book 1
Narrator: Gregory Salinas
On the wrong side of thirty, Austin Montgomery is ready to settle down. Unfortunately, his inked sleeves and scruffy beard isn’t the suave business appearance some women crave. Only finding a woman who can deal with his job, as a tattoo artist and owner of Montgomery Ink, his seven meddling siblings, and his own gruff attitude won’t be easy.
Finding a man is the last thing on Sierra Elder’s mind. A recent transplant to Denver, her focus is on opening her own boutique. Wanting to cover up scars that run deeper than her flesh, she finds in Austin a man that truly gets to her—in more ways than one.
Although wary, they embark on a slow, tempestuous burn of a relationship. When blasts from both their pasts intrude on their present, however, it will take more than a promise of what could be to keep them together.
Carrie Ann Ryan’s Delicate Ink is an emotional and sexy journey of finding love when life throws you almost more than you can handle.
Austin and Sierra’s story is fun, overwhelming, passionate and heartbreaking. Carrie Ann Ryan never fails to make her reader feel. Strong, hard and real emotions. Delicate Ink is more than Austin and Sierra’s story. It’s learning to love and family is more than blood. The Montgomery’s have big hearts and open arms. Even in a time a family crisis, then are more than willing to step up or take more into their hold. I truly love this series.
Gregory Salinas guides the reader through attraction, passion, emotions and life’s surprises that encompass Austin and Sierra’s story like you’re standing right next to them. Gregory’s voice puts a spark to the words filled with emotion bringing it to life in a whole new way. Within minutes the reader feels like they have become part of the Montgomery family.
Audio Review: Stolen and Forgiven by Alexandra Ivy and Carrie Ann Ryan
The first in a brand new dark and gritty paranormal series, Stolen and Forgiven begins a new journey with New York Times best-selling authors Alexandra Ivy and Carrie Ann Ryan.
The first rule of being Alpha of the Canine Pack is to protect their secrets from the humans at all cost. One look at the dying human at his doorstep, and Holden Carter knows he will have to break it. The broken woman with no hope at survival is his mate. When he forces the change on her to save her life, he not only sets forth motions that could risk both their lives, but the lives of every shifter in the world.
Ariel Sands grew up in a post-Verona infection world and under the care of the very humans she thought had cured the disease. When they betray her in the worst ways imaginable, she finds herself not only mated to the Alpha of the very species she’s been taught to fear, but the focal point of a traitor and path to destruction for everyone’s way of life. It will take more than trust and a mating bond for Ariel and Holden to survive their enemies and burn of their own temptations.
Soren Slater is a Beta wolf who understands the duty to his Pack comes before his own needs. At a young age, he takes a position as a liaison between his Pack and the other species of shifters. He never expected his enticing flirtations with Cora Wilder, a Tiger Princess, would encourage her cat to consider him a potential mate. He’s forced to walk away, choosing a partner among the wolves to try and strengthen his Pack.
Cora has no intention of forgiving or forgetting Soren’s rejection. Not even when the Packs are forced to live together and she discovers Soren’s former mate has died. But then, she’s kidnapped by the SAU, and she has no choice but to work with Soren to escape. Together, they must put the past behind them if they’re to survive the human’s evil plot.
Holden and Ariel’s story sets the tone for the series while learn the ways of the pack. Dark and gritting, Holden’s choice sets a unexpected chain of event. Giving a nice twist for shifters. Hot, hard and in your face the Branded Pack is nothing to mess with.
Cora and Soren story is dangerous, sassy and sexy. Past lovers find themselves in each others path when the humans force the wolves and tigers into one compound. Sorens mistake of the past has him chasing after anything Cora will give him. Lust takes over and the humans butt in, sending a love struck wolf on on the chase for his mate.
The Branded Pack series has quickly caught my attention. From concept of the series to the plots of the individual stories are dark, dangerous and hands down sexy. Living within the rules while breaking the rules. Alexandra Ivy and Carrie Ann Ryan’s talent separately has had me reading them for years. Together they are phenomenal. From character development to world building and plotting, they’ve got it going on.
Aiden Snow makes Stolen and Forgiven come alive. His voice flawlessly takes this story to another level.
Audio copy provided for an honest review.
Audio Review: Dust Of My Wings by Carrie Ann Ryan
Dust of My Wings
Carrie Ann Ryan
Dante’s Circle series, Book 1
Narrator: Gregory Salinas
Audio Publish Date: July 24th 2012
Neat freak lab tech, Lily Banner lives her life as any ordinary human. She’s dedicated to her work and loves to hang out with her friends at Dante’s Circle, their local bar. When she discovers a strange blue dust at work she meets a handsome stranger holding secrets – and maybe her heart. But after a close call with a thunderstorm, she may not be as ordinary as she thinks.
Shade Griffin is a warrior angel sent to Earth to protect the supernaturals’ secrets. One problem, he can’t stop leaving dust in odd places around town. Now he has to find every ounce of his dust and keep the presence of the supernatural a secret. But after a close encounter with a sexy lab tech and a lightning quick connection, his millennia old loyalties may shift and he could lose more than just his wings in the chaos.
Warning: Contains a sexy angel with a choice to make and a green-eyed lab tech who dreams of a dark-winged stranger. Oh yeah, and a shocking spark that’s sure to leave them begging for more.
A sweet, fun and sexy paranormal romance.
Shade and Lily come from two very different worlds, yet their chemistry is off the charts. She’s an OCD lab tech with a very normal life. He’s a warrior angel on a mission to keep the paranormal races under wraps. Add in a mysterious blue dust, instant attraction, insane chemistry, a secret or two and a few paranormal creatures, you get a hot, entertaining read and a great beginning to the Dante’s Circle Series.
I really enjoyed Lily and Shade’s story. Passionate, sexy with a touch of sweetness and a little humor. Carrie Ann Ryan has given her readers a wonderful paranormal world for her readers to get lost in. And set the playing field for more to come.
Gregory Salinas voice creates a moving picture for Dust Of My Wings. Delivering the feelings, emotions, passion and drama of this story flawlessly. Mr. Salinas is quickly moving his way up on my list of favorite narrators.
An audio copy of this title was provided for an honest review.
Audio Review: Finally Found You by Carrie Ann Ryan
Carrie Ann Ryan
Gregory Salinas (narrator)
Tempting Signs: Cancer
Audio Release: 08-10-15
The moment Presley Mackenzie walks into her kitchen only to find her boyfriend in a sweaty encounter with another woman on her kitchen counter, she vows to give up men forever. Between her testosterone-heavy day job in the gaming world, her broken heart, and her need to grow into her own shoes, dating just isn’t important.
Mason Sutton not only just got dumped by the woman he thought he’d spend the rest of his life with, but now he finds himself healing beside the woman his brother cheated on. He’s spent his entire life living in his brother’s shadow only to find himself wanting the one woman he can’t have.
As Presley and Mason soothe each other’s hurts, they find themselves falling for each other even as they fight it. But as they learn to forgive and fall in love, their pasts come back to haunt them and the future they thought they could have starts to crumble before it can take hold.
Mason and Presley are two of a kind! They are perfect for each other. Complementing each other so well. They enjoy the same things, know how to have fun with each other and most importantly they could laugh. It did not surprise me once the hormones started flaring, Presley and Mason taking their friendship to the friends with benefits level. And the thing about them, adding in the sex did nothing wrong for them. Truly enchanting a Beautiful relationship, to a level that was truly amazing. Not to mention both have got some dirty talking mouth on them. Woot! Again remember they are not dating! Ha! When life events shift, we truly see how they are not dating.
Add in life throwing a wrench into everything that’s comfortable in their world. See how the people who don’t want to feel love truly do. A sweet love story with a naughty twist. Carrie Ann Ryan turns geeky escapades into steamy passion.
Gregory Salinas narration of Finally Found You turns this hot story into a scorcher. He brings a depth to Manson and Presley, that you don’t get reading from the pages alone. Not to mention Gregory’s voice is very nice on the ears. Having read Finally Found You then listening to the audio version after, this is one of those book that the audio truly makes a good book better.
A complimentary copy of this book was provided by the author for an honest review.
Audio Review: A Taste For A Mate by Carrie Ann Ryan
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.