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Monday, June 1, 2015

Audio Book Lovin' Presents: Deborah Harkness

June is Audio Book Month and we're celebrating all month long with fabulous Authors and Narrators!!! This is our first post for this event, which is hosted by both Books-n-Kisses, and myself, Viviana, Enchantress of BooksLet me tell you a little about what is going to happen this month. We have a over 38 fabulous authors and narrators scheduled this month! Lots of interviews, guest posts, spotlight, articles, and a few surprises! All about our love of AUDIOBOOKS! Did I mention that there are fabulous goodies up for grabs? I think I did! Didn't I? Gasp! My bad, any who.... Many of our Authors and Narrators are hosting giveaways!!! Woohooo!! But Wait! There's More!!! Enchantress of Books and I are also hosting our own MONTH LONG Giveaway! Our giveaway will be included in each post! Make sure to visit us each day to not only hang out with us but also enter the giveaway! Oh and the first week, Enchantress of Books and I will be hosting the same guests but afterwards, we each will have separate guests on our sites. Make sure to visit us BOTH throughout the ENTIRE MONTH as you never know what surprises we might throw your way!! And remember, our giveaway runs the ENTIRE MONTH of JUNE and there are multiple entries you can gain by hanging out with the BOTH OF US!! Just sayin'! LOL Make sure to check out our Audio Book Lovin' series main page for a list of all out author and narrators. Enjoy!!!  

I read the entire series via audio books and LOVED IT!!  Jennifer Ikeda, the narrator, is freaking fantastic! She's amazing! Her vocal range is WOW and her accents are phenomenal!! I've heard some readers are interested in the series but are afraid of the length of the book or some have tried reading it but due to historical information, different languages (i.e. names, terms, phrases, etc.) and some of the description nature of the story telling, they have picked it up or continued reading the series/book. GET THE AUDIO BOOK!!! Deborah has written a BEAUTIFUL story and Jennifer is a gifted story teller! Combined, the two are a powerhouse team!  Find out more about the series below and you can hear samples of each of the installments as well. 

51q1BVkz7xL._SL300_A Discovery of Witches

A richly inventive novel about a centuries-old vampire, a spellbound witch, and the mysterious manuscript that draws them together. Deep in the stacks of Oxford's Bodleian Library, young scholar Diana Bishop unwittingly calls up a bewitched alchemical manuscript in the course of her research. Descended from an old and distinguished line of witches, Diana wants nothing to do with sorcery; so after a furtive glance and a few notes, she banishes the book to the stacks. But her discovery sets a fantastical underworld stirring, and a horde of daemons, witches, and vampires soon descends upon the library. Diana has stumbled upon a coveted treasure lost for centuries-and she is the only creature who can break its spell. Debut novelist Deborah Harkness has crafted a mesmerizing and addictive read, equal parts history and magic, romance and suspense. Diana is a bold heroine who meets her equal in vampire geneticist Matthew Clairmont, and gradually warms up to him as their alliance deepens into an intimacy that violates age-old taboos. This smart, sophisticated story harks back to the novels of Anne Rice, but it is as contemporary and sensual as the Twilight series-with an extra serving of historical realism.

Purchase A Discovery of Witches here: Amazon | Audible | Penguin Audio *****

61ESMKHi9tL._SL300_Shadow of Night

IT BEGAN WITH A DISCOVERY OF WITCHES.Historian Diana Bishop, descended from a line of powerful witches, and long-lived vampire Matthew Clairmont have broken the laws dividing creatures. When Diana discovered a significant alchemical manuscript in the Bodleian Library,she sparked a struggle in which she became bound to Matthew. Now the fragile coexistence of witches, daemons, vampires and humans is dangerously threatened. Seeking safety, Diana and Matthew travel back in time to London, 1590. But they soon realise that the past may not provide a haven. Reclaiming his former identity as poet and spy for Queen Elizabeth, the vampire falls back in with a group of radicals known as the School of Night. Many are unruly daemons, the creative minds of the age, including playwright Christopher Marlowe and mathematician Thomas Harriot. Together Matthew and Diana scour Tudor London for the elusive manuscript Ashmole 782, and search for the witch who will teach Diana how to control her remarkable powers.

Purchase Shadow of Nights here: Amazon | Audible | Penguin Audio*****

61heQ8tu5FL._SL300_The Book of Life

After traveling through time in Shadow of Night, the second book in Deborah Harkness’s enchanting series, historian and witch Diana Bishop and vampire scientist Matthew Clairmont return to the present to face new crises and old enemies. At Matthew’s ancestral home at Sept-Tours, they reunite with the cast of characters from A Discovery of Witches--with one significant exception. But the real threat to their future has yet to be revealed, and when it is, the search for Ashmole 782 and its missing pages takes on even more urgency. In the trilogy’s final volume, Harkness deepens her themes of power and passion, family and caring, past deeds and their present consequences. In ancestral homes and university laboratories, using ancient knowledge and modern science, from the hills of the Auvergne to the palaces of Venice and beyond, the couple at last learn what the witches discovered so many centuries ago.

Purchase The Book of Life here: Amazon | Audible | Penguin Audio


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  1. Your image to post on Pinterest ins't working. But thank's for hosting this wonderful giveaway !! I love audio books when working out as I can still keep up with my favorite story and workout at the same time. Looking forward to seeing and reading the interviews over the month of June :)

  2. I listening to audios while ironing . Makes the chore go much quicker listening to a marvellous story

  3. I love audios! Thanks so much for this giveaway!