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Thursday, December 27, 2018

Audiobook Review: Loose Ends by Kristen Ashley

Loose Ends, Volume One
(Loose Ends #1)
by Kristen Ashley 
Narrated by Lance Greenfield, Clara Francesca, Sarah McEwan, Susannah Jones, Savannah Peachwood, Brooke Bloomingdale, Sean Crisden, Alexander Cendese, Felicity Munroe


Tying up...Loose Ends

In Kristen Ashley's first anthology, listeners will find three short stories and two novellas taking them back to characters and series in the Kristen Ashley universe.

"No Clue", a short story - Visit with Joe and Vi from At Peace of The 'Burg series and learn how Joe breaks up a fight between his sons, what Ryker's up to and why, exactly, his wife Violet has no clue.

The Stars Aligned, a novella - The long-awaited love story of Hap and Luci. Introduced in Heaven and Hell, listeners learned, after a heartbreaking journey through grief, Luci was ready to take another chance at love. But Hap was adhering to "the code" between brothers, unwilling to betray his dead friend Travis by falling for Travis's widow. Further, Hap can't quite believe a beauty like Luci could fall for a normal guy like Hap. But for Luci and Hap the heart can't be denied. Especially when the stars align.

"The Favor", a short story - Deacon and Cassidy from Deacon of the Unfinished Heroes series go back to their favorite cabin at Glacier Lily, and there, Cassie asks her husband a favor. He'll give her anything she wants. Including this.

More Than Everything, a novella - Listeners left Diesel, Maddox and Molly at a crossroads at the end of The Greatest Risk of the Honey series. Maddox and Molly were all in with their commitment to their unconventional love triangle. But Diesel was letting the pressures and prejudice of family and society sink under his skin, making him hold himself distant from the man he loved. Can Maddox and Molly lead Diesel fully into their lives and give him more than everything?

"Rock Chick Renewal", a short story - Tod has been planning Rock Chick weddings for years. He's got a new one on his hands. And it's not what he expected.

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Viviana's Review:

"No Clue": Okay so I haven't read/listened to the "At Peace" of The 'Burg series. However, "No Clue" was a perfect little sample that made me want more! So I ran and looked the book up and added it to my library to listen to it. It was a cute short story and for readers/fan of the series, I'm sure it gave them a nice glimpse of what the couple has being up to and for them to reconnect with them.

"The Stars Aligned": is one of the two novellas included in LOOSE ENDS. I really enjoyed it! This could totally also be read as a standalone. You got a little bit of hints of what must have happened to them within a book in the series, but the information was sprinkled here and there so you were not lost what so ever. Apparently, Hap and Luci were introduced in "Heaven and Hell" and are fan favorites! I can see why! This story had a little bit of everything and was just long enough to get everything you wanted from it! There was one character that now I'm hoping Kristen will give him his HEA!! Fingers crossed!!

"The Favor": really cute!! This was definitely an opportunity to get a glimpse at Deacon and Cassidy. Needless to say... all is going pretty good!!! I do enjoy it when we get to revisit a couple and "check in" on them so to speak.

"More Than Everything": The other novella included is about Diesel, Maddox, and Molly who were introduced in Kristen's "The Greatest Risk" of the Honey series. If you haven't read the "The Greatest Risk", no worries! Kristen did a great job in giving the readers enough information to know what's going on and this is truly a story about how Diesel needs to come to terms about certain things and accepting that he is worth it. I enjoyed it but did think that it was going on a little longer than necessary. Don't get me wrong, I'm a fan of sexy time (LOL) just thought that there was a bit too much internal struggle going on which became a bit repetitive so when the sexy time pops up, some felt a wee bit of a filler. I guess I wanted to see how things would end and of course the HEA. I will say that Kristen does a great job of writing the sexy time scenes. This is MM & MF & MFM and MMF and BDSM is included so while it may not be for everyone, anyone diving into the series for the first time will see how Kristen writes and will be wanting to read the HONEY SERIES!

"Rock Chick Renewal" was a really short story and cute and very sweet!!

"Fairy story"... this was a brand new story and I'm hoping an introduction to a new series Kristen is writing! It was cute and you were totally rooting for the fairy and her cause. Can't say more as it would be considered a spoiler and we wouldn't want that!!

This was a great cast of narrators!! Will say that I wish that a male narrator was selected to do the "Rock Chick Renewal" as it was a male POV and while the narrator is awesome, I think it would have benefited from a male narrator because of the POV. I LOVED the female narrator for "The Stars Aligned" as her Italian accent was perfect! The narrators all did a great job in their performance which adds to making it an even better story.

Overall, this is a fan's dream come true!! When we as readers/listeners fall for characters, we want to see what has become of them after we get their HEA! Sometimes, a secondary character makes a bigger mark than the author originally intended! "Loose Ends" provides us with a glimpse to some of our favorites!

Rating: 4.Stars - I LOVED IT


I received a complimentary copy of this book from Audible in exchange for an honest review. This review is my own opinion and not a paid review.

Thursday, November 29, 2018

Release Date & Giveaway: Next In Line by Amy Daws

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What happens when the cute mountain man you made out with in an ice fishing shack turns out to be your brother’s best friend?

A whole lot of awkward, that’s what.

Maggie’s mind is reeling when she discovers the guy she became tangled up with at Marv’s Bait & Tackle isn’t a stranger like she thought.

The big snag: Sam and Maggie’s chemistry is hot enough to melt ice, which makes keeping their secret far more difficult than either expected.

Especially when one of them decides they want this arrangement to be more than just a catch and release.






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About The Author

13254841_1712669075674776_2966283892361812453_oAmy Daws is an Amazon Top 25 bestselling author of sexy, contemporary romance novels. She enjoys writing love stories that take place in America, as well as across the pond in England; especially about those footy-playing Harris Brothers of hers. When Amy is not writing in a tire shop waiting room, she's watching Gilmore Girls, or singing karaoke in the living room with her daughter while Daddy smiles awkwardly from a distance. For more of Amy's work, visit: http://www.amydawsauthor.com

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Monday, November 26, 2018

Pre-Order Available: The Case of the Voracious Vintner by Tara Lain

Now available for pre-order!!

The Case of the Voracious Vintner
(A Middlemark Mystery Series, Bk 2) 
By Tara Lain 

Where Bo Marchand comes from, gay men are just confirmed bachelors who never found the right girl. But now Bo’s a successful winemaker on the central coast of California, supporting his whole damned Georgia family, and all he really wants is the beautiful, slightly mysterious Jeremy Aames.

Jeremy’s vineyard is under threat from Ernest Ottersen, the voracious winemaker who seems to know all Jeremy’s blending secrets and manages to grab all his customers. Bo tries to help Jeremy and even provides a phony alibi for Jeremy when Ottersen turns up dead in Jeremy’s tasting room. But it’s clear Jeremy isn’t who he claims, and Bo must decide if it’s worth tossing over his established life for a man who doesn’t seem to trust anyone. When Jeremy gets kidnapped, some the conservative winemakers turn out to be kinky sex fiends, and the list of murderers keeps dwindling down to Jeremy. Bo has to choose between hopping on his white horse or climbing back in his peach-pie-lined closet.

Pre-Order Your Copy Now!!
Dreamspinner Press

Release Date:
January 29, 2019

A Middlemark Mystery

The Case of the Sexy Shakespearean
Bk 1 

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About the Author

Tara Lain writes the Beautiful Boys of Romance in LGBT romance novels that star her unique, charismatic heroes. Her best-selling novels have garnered awards for Best Series, Best Contemporary Romance, Best Erotic Romance, Best Ménage, Best LGBT Romance,  Best Gay Characters, and more. Readers often call her books “sweet,” even with all that hawt sex, because Tara believes in love and her books deliver on happily-ever-after. In addition to writing dozens and dozens of romance novels,  Tara also owns an advertising and public relations firm. Her love of creating book titles comes from years of manifesting ad headlines for everything from analytical instruments to semiconductors. She does workshops on both author promotion and writing craft. Together with her soulmate husband and her soulmate Dog, she recently realized a vision to live where there were a lot more trees and a lot fewer cars by moving to Ashland, Oregon. She hasn’t stopped smiling since. 

You can find Tara at Lain
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Friday, November 16, 2018

Audiobook Lovin Presents: Gift Ideas for the Audiobook Lover!

Tis the season and now is the time to figure out what you're going to get the Audiobook Lover in your life! 

Did you know you can gift a membership from Audible?

All gift memberships include:

1 credit per month, good for any audiobook – plus 2 Audible Originals each month

Easy listening with the free Audible app – at home, in the car, or in the gym

Their own audio library — they keep their books even after membership

Quick and easy exchanges on books they don't love

Click here to gift a member from Audible!

Besides the gift of an Audible membership or the gift of time to listen to the audiobooks, below are some cute example of other great ideas! 

SKULL earbuds holder, earbuds organizer, earbuds wrap

Cable Organizer, Organizer, Earphone Holder, Headphone Holder, Leather Cord Holder, Cord Keeper, iPhone Cord Wrap, Ear buds - ENG TAN

My Audiobook Boyfriend is Hotter than Yours 
T-Shirt by Audiobook Tees

Is it Hot In Here, or Is It My Audiobook Laptop Case

Book Heartbeat Shirt 

These are just a few ideas! Audiobook Lovers will appreciate these and anything else, but especially the time to listen to their audiobooks! Just sayin' lol

Thursday, November 15, 2018

A Good Audiobook Speaks Volumes – 2018 Holiday Blog Tour & Giveaway!

Whether you're on your commute to and from work, waiting at a doctor's office, doing chores around the house or traveling on business or pleasure, audiobooks are a great companion! I'm extremely happy and excited to be part of the Audio Publishers Association's A Good Audiobook Speaks Volumes Event and Giveaway! Join me and several other bloggers for this month long event and giveaway! 

The holiday season is upon us and November is the busiest travel month of the year! Perfect opportunity to put your earbuds on and listen to some fantastic stories preformed by phenomenal narrators. Below I've shared my top five audiobook recommendations that 

Top 5 Audiobook Recommendations:

#5: The Southern Eclectic Series by Molly Harper
Narrated by Amanda Ronconi

Nestled on the shore of Lake Sackett, Georgia, is the McCready Family Funeral Home and Bait Shop. (What, you have a problem with one-stop shopping?) Two McCready brothers started two separate businesses in the same building back in 1928, and now it's become one big family affair. And, true to form in small Southern towns, family business becomes everybody's business. OMG, this series is filled with eclectic characters and lots of laughs! Narrated by talented Amanda Ronconi, you will love the family dynamic, the stories and how each of the characters bring their own uniqueness to... well basically everything! 

Known for writing snarky romance with a bit, Molly brings her gift of snark (and sarcasm), humor, strong heroines and witty banter to this series. Add Amanda's talent with her performance and you have hours of entertainment!
Grab your copy here!

#5: The Cake Series by J. Bengtsson
Narrated by Andi Arndt, Joe Arden & Zachary Webber

I discovered this series after seeing a few recommendations for it due to the narrators Andi Arndt & Joe Arden. I have loved several of Andi's and Joe's audiobooks so this was an easy "add" to my list. OMG, it did not disappoint! A combination of great story telling and performance makes this a great listen! Gut wrenching, emotional and a family that makes you want them to adopt you! 

To listen to audio samples of each of the book in the series and an interview with the author, please click here

Grab your copy here!

#4: The Fantasyland Series by Kristen Ashley
Narrated by Tillie Hooper

A series of five novels that take place in our world and a parellel universe where fantasies are true... but perhaps not all you would expect.

This was a completely bingable series for me! Kristen is a master story teller and she selected the perfect narrator to bring her world to life! Far off places, magic, and love all fill this series and you will love it!

Visit Kristen's audiobook page on her website to listen to audiobook samples of each of the titles in this series! 
Grab your copies here!

#3: The Charley Davidson by Darynda Jones 
Narrated by Lorelei King 

Currently 12 books you can binge listen to with the 13th coming out on January 15, 2019. You have enough time to listen to the previous book before the final book in the series releases!

This series has it all! A kickass heroine who is also sarcastic, witty and happens to be the grim reaper! A hero that is the devil's son, death, a great cook and sexy as well, sin! Friends to share margaritas with and mystery cases that Charley has to solve! Add the awesomeness that is Lorelei as the narrator and you will love every minute of listening to the series!

Click here to listen to audio samples of each of the book and an interview with Darynda from the Audiobook Lovin 2018 series!

Grab your audiobooks here!

#2 All Souls Trilogy by Deborah Harkness
Narrated by Jennifer Ikeda

In this tale of passion and obsession, Diana Bishop, a young scholar and a descendant of witches, discovers a long-lost and enchanted alchemical manuscript, Ashmole 782, deep in Oxford's Bodleian Library. Its reappearance summons a fantastical underworld, which she navigates with her leading man, vampire geneticist Matthew Clairmont.

Grab your copy here!

I LOVE this series as its not only beautifully written but performed as well! There are so many European cities, names, foods, etc. that listening to the book is perfect! Jennifer, the narrator, brings the characters to life providing each of them with their own distinct accent, tone, and voices. Gosh, I want to listen to this series all over again!!

Part of the series "Time’s Convert" is now available!
This is Marcus's story which many reader/listeners wanted ever since he was introduced in the series. What I LOVED about this story is that not only do we get to know Marcus's story but also get to hang out with Diana & Matthew again! LOVE IT!! 

Get your copy here!

Oh and the series is now a TV series! A Discovery of Witches, the highly anticipated series based on Deborah Harkness’ best-selling All Souls Trilogy, will premiere in the U.S. on Jan. 17, 2019. Its s currently airing in Britain on Sky One and the best news? Its been announced that there will be a season 2 & 3!! WOOHOOO! 

and my #1 recommendation 
(and my favorite series and author) is 
The Mageri Series by Dannika Dark!! 
Narrated by Nicole Poole

This series (and author) is one that I ALWAYS recommend, whether its for a PNR/Fantasy genre, or a 'new to me author and/or narrator', or "first time to listen to an audiobook" or basically any recommendation. I LOVE the characters and the world Dannika has created! I can't get enough of this world and I recently just finished re-listening to the series! This is a series that I KNOW will always be great and Dannika is an author I KNOW will never let me down with her books! I really can't say enough about the awesomeness that is this series.

I have always said that a narrator can make or break an audiobook. THIS series is a perfect example of how important casting the narrator is! The series is elevated to even a higher standard of love and adoration because of Nicole's performance! Whether is the recently made heroine, or the sexy British strategist, or the strong and quiet Guardian or the Irish Vampire Bodyguard, Nicole gives all the characters their own unique tones and voices filled with charisma! In fact, one reviewer said that there are multiple narrators that were not included in the book's information. There isn't, its ALL Nicole!! I totally crush on her and her talent! No worries, she knows it and LOVES IT!!! 

To listen to some audio samples and learn more about each of the titles, please visit Dannika's Audiobook Page and to learn more about Dannika and all her titles, please visit her website


 fantastic selection of 8 audiobook downloads that have been generously donated by Beacon Press, High Bridge Audio, LA Theatre Works, Macmillan Audio, Penguin Random House Audio, Scholastic, Simon & Schuster Audio, and Tantor Audio.

List of titles included in the giveaway:

BRIDGE OF CLAY by Markus Zusak 
(Penguin Random House Audio)

SPILL by Leigh Fondakowski 
(LA Theatre Works)

HOW TO BE LESS STUPID ABOUT RACE by Crystal Fleming (Beacon Press)

(HighBridge Audio)

SALVATION by Peter F. Hamilton 
(Tantor Audio)

THE HUNGER GAMES: Special Edition by Suzanne Collins (Scholastic)

HEARTLAND by Sarah Smarsh 
(Simon Audio) 

(Macmillan Audio)

Release Day Blitz: Wrong Turn An Anthology

An anthology of stories to thrill and chill. 
Written by 22 authors. Narrated by 22 performers. 

Wrong Turn: An Anthology


It's dark...

You’re tired. Not thinking straight. It’s the worst time of all for you to make decisions, and maybe that’s why you take a…WRONG  TURN. 

In this new anthology offered by Blunder Woman Productions, you’ll take a trip down twisty roads into forests, back alleys, and even across the border between life and death. Together these tales are funny, creepy, weird, contemplative, traditional, and speculative. This is a perfect collection for dark nights when the wind is howling and you’re curled up in front of a crackling fire, or listening to while you’re taking a long walk.  The characters in these stories might take a wrong turn, but it’s the right move for any fan of thrillers and mysteries.

Edited by Tanya Eby
Foreword by Bernard Schaffer
Published by Blunder Woman Productions

Available to purchase at 

Kindle | iBooks | Nook | Kobo

Anthology Includes

By Michele Reed
Performed by Megan Tusing

 A wrong turn right into the past. 

By Jim Shaffer
Performed by Peter Berkrot

 An investigator looks into the reported suicide of his best friend, why it happened, what went wrong and if, in the end, it really was a suicide.

By Heidi Hunter
Performed by Sarah Mollo-Christensen

A wrong turn takes a couple to a ghost town haunted by an entity more terrifying than the resident spirits.

By Molly Thynes
Performed by Amy Landon

 When Jehovah’s Witnesses, Valerie and Ana, finally find someone at home, the young women tells them the reason why everything is so quiet on her street…but shouldn’t they already know this?

By Chris Martin
Performed by PJ Ochlan  

When a daughter loses her way, a father’s worst fears are brought to light.

By J.R. Hayslett
Performed by Dawn Harvey

When Greg and Janet embark on a 500-mile trip to save Janet’s recently widowed dad from making a disastrous wrong turn in his life, they find themselves in a bizarre déjà vu world that keeps them from making a fateful wrong turn in their own lives.

By Laura Jennings
Performed by Andi Arndt

Finally forced to choose between obligations or obsession, Charles makes his decision.

By Laird Long
Performed by Renee Chamblis and Julie McKay

Glowing bright fireflies are a delight at night; but a green and blue luminescent fairy with dragonfly wings is a sight to enrapture and capture.   

By Rosemary Hayes
Performed by Erin Mallon

Halloween. Scary creatures, blood, and screams. Murder. Can Detective Ron Taylor and his wife Val catch the real monster?

By Kelley Ernst
Performed by Bailey Carr

A young woman, dissatisfied with love and life in modern times, comes face to face with the flesh and blood incarnation of all her romanticized notions of days gone by. But are things as they seem?

By Elena Sichrovsky
Performed by Jeffrey Kafer

Most people just want to make it through their day, but Christopher Joseph Brent wakes up every day hoping some disaster will strike so that he won’t even have to see the sun rise tomorrow.  

By Robb White
Performed by Tim Campbell

Four friends, recent college graduates, are traveling through Utah’s canyon country on their way to tech jobs in California when their lives are changed forever—and only one of them knows exactly what happened in those missing twenty-four hours. 

Written and performed by JOHNNY HELLER

A noir tale about a guy who makes a wrong turn on a hot New York day and finds some hapless thugs, a kidnapped pooch, a dame and a new purpose.

By Sharon Hart Addy
Performed by Andrea Emmes

Picking Josh up after his mom’s car broke through the barrier and ended up in the river that dark, rainy night was natural, but what happened afterward was anything but. 

by Chris Rodriguez
performed by Chris Cuilla

Small time gambler, Lucky Loo’s luck runs out – permanently.

By Alexander Shearer
Performed by Suzanne Freeman

A package thief prompts a San Francisco mom to dust off some skills from her old career.

By M. Regan
Performed by Vikas Adam

It’s okay if you’ve never been in love before, because CareKeion cares about you.

By Lawrence Allan Pontius
Performed by Andrew Eiden

Dumping a body in the lake was supposed to be easy, but, it turns out,  for Shane and Kevin, some favors are harder than others.

By Sharon L. Cook
Performed by Melissa Moran

When Arnold and his mistress sneak away to their hidden love nest, they have more to fear than an approaching blizzard . . . 

By DJ Tyrer
Performed by Romy Nordlinger

Blindly following the satnav leads to more trouble than just a congestion charge when a family is caught up in a spreading wave of terror.

By Tom Mead
Performed by Gary Furlong

A respectable psychiatrist finds himself roped into a murder plot, but as events spiral out of control he begins to wonder if somewhere along the line he has taken a wrong turn.

By Jacqueline Seewald
Performed by Madeline Maby

A recluse mystery writer commits suicide, but is everything as it seems? 

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Wednesday, November 14, 2018

Cover Reveal & Giveaway: Next In Line by Amy Daws

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Falling for your best friend's little sister hook, line, and sinker.

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Coming December 6!


What happens when the cute mountain man you made out with in an ice fishing shack turns out to be your brother’s best friend?

A whole lot of awkward, that’s what.

Maggie’s mind is reeling when she discovers the guy she became tangled up with at Marv’s Bait & Tackle isn’t a stranger like she thought.

The big snag: Sam and Maggie’s chemistry is hot enough to melt ice, which makes keeping their secret far more difficult than either expected.

Especially when one of them decides they want this arrangement to be more than just a catch and release.






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About The Author

13254841_1712669075674776_2966283892361812453_oAmy Daws is an Amazon Top 25 bestselling author of sexy, contemporary romance novels. She enjoys writing love stories that take place in America, as well as across the pond in England; especially about those footy-playing Harris Brothers of hers. When Amy is not writing in a tire shop waiting room, she's watching Gilmore Girls, or singing karaoke in the living room with her daughter while Daddy smiles awkwardly from a distance. For more of Amy's work, visit: http://www.amydawsauthor.com

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Tuesday, November 13, 2018

Blog Tour & Giveaway: Pirate's Passion by Lisa Kessler

Highly anticipated PIRATE'S PASSION by Lisa Kessler is now available! 

Samuel Keegan used to man the wheel of the Sea Dog over 200 years ago, but these days he’s the front man of a southern rock band. Rum and women are plentiful, but his world is changing rapidly now that his crew is back together searching for the Holy Grail to break their curse. But the quest leads him to a historian with raven hair and a wicked smile. She holds all the answers, but she could also spell death for them all.

Dr. Charlotte Sinclair works for the Maritime Museum in Savannah, an expert on ancient pirate wrecks. When a government agent requests her help in a top-secret investigation, she discovers not only is the Holy Grail real, but the lead singer of her favorite band is actually the immortal pilot of the Sea Dog crew.
The search for the Grail opens some dark secrets better left hidden, and Charlotte’s life might depend on one Pirate’s Passion…

Each book in the Sentinels of Savannah series is STANDALONE: 
* Magnolia Mystic
* Pirate’s Passion

Purchase Your Copy Today!

Tour Wide Giveaway

To celebrate the release of PIRATE’S PASSION by Lisa Kessler, we’re giving away for a $25 Amazon gift card!

Open internationally. One winner will be chosen to receive a $25 Amazon gift card. This giveaway is administered by Pure Textuality PR on behalf of Entangled Publishing.  Giveaway ends 11/2/2018 @ 11:59pm EST. Entangled Publishing will send one winning prize, Pure Textuality PR will deliver the other. Limit one entry per reader and mailing address. Duplicates will be deleted. 

About Lisa Kessler

LISA KESSLER is an Amazon Best Selling and award winning author of dark paranormal fiction. Her debut novel, Night Walker, won a San Diego Book Award for Best Published Fantasy-Sci-fi-Horror as well as the Romance Through the Ages Award for Best Paranormal and Best First Book. Her short stories have been published in print anthologies and magazines, and her vampire story, Immortal Beloved, was a finalist for a Bram Stoker award. When she’s not writing, Lisa is a professional vocalist, performing with the San Diego Opera as well as other musical theater companies in San Diego. 

You can learn more at http://Lisa-Kessler.com She loves hearing from readers!
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