Audiobook Review: Mine to Five by Tara September

Audiobook Blog Tour: Mine to Five by Tara September

Author: Tara September

Narrator: Verla Bond

Length: 4 hours and 15 minutes

Publisher: Plus it Up

Released: Dec. 11, 2019

Genre: Contemporary Romance

 

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2017 Cleveland Rocks Romance Contest – Second Place Winner

’Tis the season for an office romance!

Working beyond nine to five and barely getting by, Melanie Thomas is eager to celebrate the impending holiday season and to toast the start of her dream marketing job over drinks with her boyfriend. Unfortunately, he has different plans – like seeing other women.

Indulging in a pity party with tequila, Melanie confides in a sexy stranger at the bar. It’s almost Christmas. One night of letting go won’t hurt anything, right? Turns out, it just might, when the stranger is her new boss. Determined to succeed at her job, Melanie won’t be scared away. This is her chance, even if her hot boss has her feeling all merry and bright and wishing for a less-than-professional relationship.

Matthew Ryans is burned out and on thin ice at the company he helped build, unless he gets his head back in the game. Yet, his head, both upper and lower, are quickly becoming obsessed with his new assistant. Still, he can’t seem to fully begrudge Melanie’s distracting presence and the Christmas joy she brings with it. Especially considering that her enthusiasm has him reenergized.

For once, he is longing for Mondays, but with his heart and job on the line, he can’t risk blurring the lines no matter how strong the lure of holiday mistletoe is.

Will their holiday passion be able to fuel mutual career success, or will it only get in their way in the New Year?

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Tara September is an award-winning… and losing contemporary romance writer living in Southwest Florida.

Tara is proud to be the world’s most okayest mom to clones (identical twin boys). When not writing out her daydreams, she blogs over at When Tara Met Blog @tarametblog, a lifestyle and parenting blog of 14 years.

Holding a master’s degree in journalism from NYU, she previously was the Corporate Communications Manager at WWE and PR Manager for The Walt Disney Company, Consumer Products.

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Verla Bond is an American actor, improvisor, and storyteller, who makes her home in Los Angeles, California. She enjoys performing on the stage and screen, but especially loves recording audiobooks, where she gets the privilege of playing all kinds of diverse characters, such as British vampires, Irish leprechauns, and Southern gentlemen.

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This was such an enjoyable read! Two people, one looking to move forward in his career and the other looking to begin working with the pros, meet and form an incredible team, not only during working hours.

When Melanie finds out her boyfriend (much older boyfriend) does not view their relationship as exclusive, she happens to be in the right place at the right time to meet an handsome stranger. Their connection is instant, and the attraction is mutual. The next morning, she wakes up at his place, no recollection of what happened and close to being late to her new job. I think you already know who her boss is, so I won’t mention it.

I am a romance reader. I read mostly Romance and I read a lot of Romance. Having a one-night stand with a stranger and realizing the next day that said stranger is actually your boss is not something new. It was explored in many other novels. But the way the author created these two is so heartwarming. Both are mature enough to see past their first encounter and have the good sense to start a healthy working relationship. I love how they evolve, and I love how comfortable they feel together.

But when work gets in the way, it’s difficult to keep the personal items at bay. An interesting plot, a little predictable, but with a good execution.

The narration was good. Verla Bond added a great voice to our main characters’ personalities and I did enjoy listening to her. However, I would have wanted a better interpretation of the male characters. With Melanie, she did a great job pointing out her moments of despair, but with Matthew I wanted a more decisive pronunciation or something that could give me a more “male vibe”, somehow.

All in all, I loved the book and I cannot wait to discover her other titles. I am giving 4 stars to the story mostly because of the predictability of the plot. But I had a lot of fun listening to the story and I would love to reread it. It was perfect for an evening of relaxation.

Cover Review: the color combinations are great, the two at the office are great and it’s in line with the season. But I don’t quite get the title. Mostly they stay overtime, and they try to have a professional attitude. There is no challenge to have her by 5 or until 5. I don’t see it that fit for the book. But I do like the cover a lot.

4 stars

Ok, until next time, Happy Reading 😊

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

 

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Audiobook Review: Embracing the Dragon by K. L. Bone

Audiobook Tour: Embracing the Dragon by K.L. Bone

Author: K.L. Bone

Narrator: Kylie Stewart

Length: 6 hours 59 minutes

Series: Flames of Kalleen, Book 1

Publisher: K.L. Bone

Released: Sep. 12, 2018

Genre: Paranormal Romance

Can a human heart withstand the flames of a dragon’s soul?

For centuries, the dragons of Kalleen have ruled the skies. Blessed by the goddess of fire, those born of her power are destined to exist within two worlds while fully belonging to neither.

As the youngest daughter of the dragon queen, Amelia has always been torn between her humanity and winged form. In meeting Stephen, she found a blossoming love that gave her hope of finding balance. But it is a dream destroyed when her sister, and future queen, sets her sights upon the same man.

Forced from her lover’s side, Amelia embraces a self-imposed exile, taking refuge in the northern mountains. In this new life of solitude, she banishes painful memories by retreating to her dragon form, sheltering the wounded girl within. Yet it is an isolation that cannot last, as the new dragon queen’s cruelty bears down upon the kingdom, allowing an ancient enemy to rise.

Drawn from her banishment by the pleas of friends, Amelia must choose. Will she embrace the destructive beast within? Or draw upon the frail humanity that lingers dimly in her soul, in a desperate attempt to help her people and mend a broken heart?

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K.L. Bone is a bestselling author of dark fantasy and paranormal romance. Her works include the bestselling Black Rose Guard dark fantasy series. The bestselling Flames of Kalleen paranormal romance series. The Rise of the Temple Gods fantasy series. And a stand-alone science fiction novel, The Indoctrination.

Bone has a master’s degree in modern literary cultures and is working toward her PhD. She wrote her first short story at the age of fifteen and grew up with an equally great love of both classical literature and speculative fiction. Bone has spent the last few years as a bit of a world traveler, living in California, London, and most recently, Belfast. When not immersed in words, of her own creation or studies, you’ll find her traveling to mythical sites and Game of Thrones filming locations.

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Kylie Stewart has been writing short stories and books all her life. She was influenced by her Scottish heritage to become an independent British history buff and has a small library dedicated to Tudor history and is a lover of Arthurian legends. From contemporary, to fantasy, to the paranormal, she loves to write gritty, real, and raw romance that make you dread to see the pages dwindle.

A member of RWA, she is also a member of the APA and works as an audio book narrator when she isn’t writing. Kylie lives in Dallas, TX with her husband and fellow voice actor Eric Rolon, and their three cats Asuka, Ollie, and Haru.

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It’s been a long time since I’ve listened to an audiobook. I missed the feeling on listening to a story while doing something else in the process (sewing or crocheting in my case). Having an audiobook with dragons is a major comeback reason.

“Embracing the Dragon” is a story about betrayal and much more. Amelia learns the hard way that things at court are not what they seem and that her sister’s intentions are not even close to honorable when it comes to her own family. Being forced to escape the new queen’s orders, she finds allies where she least expected. Together with Connor, they will begin a journey of truth seeking and even self-healing. His past hides a lot of painful memories that are somehow tied to Amelia’s dreams.

The writing is something I must speak about. We have changes in timeline that are not at all bothering or annoying. Sometimes when you hear “And what happens next?” many times, it may be annoying. Well, it’s not the case here. Past and present merge to form a clear path toward the future. Also, the character evolution is ell justified by the actions and stories told in between.

The narration was fit for a princess. Kylie Stewart has such a delicate voice. It was a real pleasure listening to her. She did an amazing job with voice acting as well. Differentiating between Amelia and Connor was not a problem, but also when other characters were involved, she did a great job.

K. L. Bone brings us an amazing series which I cannot wait to continue. In “Embracing the Dragon” we have dragons, flames, magic, betrayal and so much more. I loved it and I am so anxious to see what will happen in book 2. Be aware: it ends in a major cliffhanger!

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

 

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Audiobook Review: Slay Me

Author: Louise Cypress

Narrators: Reba Buhr, Alexander Cendese

Length: 8 hours 48 minutes

Series: The Puritan Coven Series, Book 3

Publisher: Tantor Audio

Release date: Feb. 19, 2019

Genre: Paranormal Romance; Young Adult

He’s a vampire bad boy. She’s a slayer’s daughter who’s never been kissed.

Kyle Logan has been a 16-year-old bad boy for three years, ever since he became a vampire. After a stint at the rehab center run by the Brothers of Temperance, Kyle has finally kicked his blood addiction. Now, he’s back in high school with one goal in mind: stay clean so he can grow up and become an animal-rights activist.

Cassandra Xander wants two things in 10th grade: a car and the chance to attend a traditional high school. She loved being homeschooled growing up, especially since her family moved every six months for Helsing Incorporated, but now that her mother is founding a slayer training academy in La Jolla, California, Cassandra is excited by the opportunity to attend La Jolla Cove High.

When Kyle witnesses Cassandra give a verbal reckoning to a dog owner who leaves her beagle locked in a sweltering car, Kyle makes his move. He loves that Cassandra is smart, intense, and willing to break rules. But Cassandra has zero experience dating and isn’t sure a relationship with a hot-tempered vampire is a good place to start – especially when she discovers Kyle’s secret ability.

Kyle works hard to master his emotions and make all of Cassandra’s high school dreams come true. Just when their romance brightens both of their lives, Kyle’s past draws him back into darkness. The only way forward for these high school sweethearts is to slay or pay.

Louise Cypress believes in friendship, true love, and the everlasting power of books. She has never met a vampire or a mermaid, but she has been to a Love Sucks concert on Valentine’s Day. She can often be found curled up with a romance novel on Saturday night, diet soda in hand, secretly wishing bustles were back in fashion. Louise is from San Diego, California, where the beach is crowded and summer is immortal.

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Reba Buhr grew up in the Pacific Northwest and now lives in Los Angeles, working in theater, film, and television. She has degrees from Occidental College in theater and classical voice. Reba began recording audiobooks in 2012 and has turned her love for performance into a passion for narrating characters that jump off the page. Reba is an accomplished voice actor and has lent her voice to many commercials, video games, and animated projects, including Popples and Knights of Sidonia for Netflix, Toonami’s Hunter x Hunter, and Zagtoon’s Zak Storm.

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Alexander Cendese is a New York–based actor/narrator whose credits include roles on and Off-Broadway, in films, and on popular television shows, including Law & Order: SVU and All My Children. He holds a BFA from the Carnegie Mellon School of Drama.

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This is the third book in a series that has yet to fail me. I loved “Slay Me” just as much as the other two. I smiled and felt the tension together with our characters.

The best thing is that each book brings something new. “Slay Me” is the story of little Cassandra, who is not so little anymore. Her awkwardness is very visible and her lack of experience with the social environment of a school is very well described. There are no inconsistencies between the Cassandra from book 3 and what we know of her from the previous books and this is a bonus point for the author.

Kyle is another special vampire.  His past is not as bright as one would think. He made mistakes, he hunted, he also repented. Now  he is willing to start over, keep his clean behavior and become an activist for animal rights. Yes, I see the irony. The two form an unbeatable team. Once they meet, Cassandra and Logan hit it off pretty fast, but this doesn’t mean the story is over. There is so much action and a twist that, even if one may see it coming, the execution is great.

The narration was as great as in the previous books. Reba Buhr is great and I got used to Alexander Cendese’s tone as well. I see him more fitted for Kyle’s role. He manages to capture the guilt and anger very well. I loved it!

All in all, “The Puritan Coven” has been a delight and “Slay Me” is just one piece of the cake. Louise Cypress has managed to make us feel comfortable enough to read more about vampires. They are quite nice guys and gals J Huh, who knew? Give it a go, if you want to relax and have a little fun! Happy reading!

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

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Audiobook Review: Hunt Me

Author: Louise Cypress

Narrators: Reba Buhr, Alexander Cendese

Length: 5 hours 24 minutes

Series: The Puritan Coven Series, Book 2

Publisher: Tantor Audio

Release date: Jan. 29, 2019

Genre: Paranormal Romance; Young Adult

An all-girls vampire camping trip turns deadly when a Sasquatch hunter is accidentally killed.

All Esma Siban wants this summer is to stay out of her stepmother’s way. When her stepsister, Morgan, suggests a road trip to Oregon to visit a friend from high school, Esma jumps on the idea. A camping trip sounds like the perfect way to help Esma recover from breaking up with her boyfriend. But when Esma and Morgan encounter a stalker, Esma’s fangs come out.

The death of a Sasquatch hunter wasn’t on their itinerary. A terrified Esma is unsure what to do next, so she texts her ex-boyfriend for help.

Chase Wheeler feels like the biggest fool on the football team. The entire time he was dating Esma, he had no idea she was a vampire. In high school, Chase did exactly what Esma told him to. He let Esma plan their dates, pick his wardrobe, and even pack his lunches. Now, Chase has a month left before he starts college to forget the girl who froze his heart.

When Chase lands an internship on the popular radio talk show Fred Head, he finds his voice and charts a future that doesn’t involve domineering girlfriends. But all it takes is one text from Esma and Chase runs back to her waiting arms. Chase finds the courage to tell Esma that he’s through with being bossed around right when Esma realizes she desperately needs Chase’s input.

The only way home from this camping trip is to be bitten or smitten.

 

Louise Cypress believes in friendship, true love, and the everlasting power of books. She has never met a vampire or a mermaid, but she has been to a Love Sucks concert on Valentine’s Day. She can often be found curled up with a romance novel on Saturday night, diet soda in hand, secretly wishing bustles were back in fashion. Louise is from San Diego, California, where the beach is crowded and summer is immortal.

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Reba Buhr grew up in the Pacific Northwest and now lives in Los Angeles, working in theater, film, and television. She has degrees from Occidental College in theater and classical voice. Reba began recording audiobooks in 2012 and has turned her love for performance into a passion for narrating characters that jump off the page. Reba is an accomplished voice actor and has lent her voice to many commercials, video games, and animated projects, including Popples and Knights of Sidonia for Netflix, Toonami’s Hunter x Hunter, and Zagtoon’s Zak Storm.

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Alexander Cendese is a New York–based actor/narrator whose credits include roles on and Off-Broadway, in films, and on popular television shows, including Law & Order: SVU and All My Children. He holds a BFA from the Carnegie Mellon School of Drama.

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Hello Book 2! I love this series! It has so much to offer and I cannot wait to discover book 3!

“Hunt Me” left me wanting more. I was in awe of that ending. Actually, the entire book was awesome! Now reading Esma’s story completes the picture. Entertaining, but somehow in a different way, “Bite Me” is at least as gripping as the first book in the series. We have a different type of action, with a funny creature in the mix. Great, I tell ya!

Esma has been living the life of a puritan vampire – no drinking blood, especially human. When her boyfriend learns of her true identity, both their lives shatter. A relationship that seemed perfect in book one is now analyzed from both perspectives. There is also a deeper analysis into Esma’s life and the pressure she lives under. Chase is now trying to find a purpose and start building his future. His relationship with Esma was his stability. When this shatters, he is lost.

However much I may love the book, I still have to point out some things. There is a lot of teenage drama here. We have parents not paying close attention to their children, one trying to capture the attention of her friend’s ex… teenage problems. Well, Chase’s apparent dependence on Esma is somehow off. I liked it, but it’s a rather serious thing among less serious ones.

The narration was amazing, as I would have expected, after listening to book 1. If initially I had an issue with Alexander Cendese’s interpretation, this time it didn’t sound as shouted as in “Hunt Me” or as “newsy”.  Reba Buhr – nice, clean and beautiful!

All in all, this book made me feel good! It came at a perfect time. If you are in need of a story that can keep you captivated and make you smile from time to time, this is it. I cannot wait to read book 3, as it contains Cassandra’s story. Loved it, 5 stars!

P.S.: You will notice from the tour schedule below that I have missed my original stop date  – I formally apologize to Jess and the author. Unfortunately, I was too caught up with my other job and had no time to myself. You guys should check out the other stops for more fun content and more opinions about the books in The Puritan  Coven Series!

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

 

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Audiobook Review: Trust & Treachery

Author: Charissa Dufour

Narrator: Ian McEuen

Length: 3 hours 57 minutes

Series: Echoes of Sol Series, Book 1

Publisher: Charissa Dufour

Released: Nov. 28, 2018

Genre: Science Fiction, Space Opera

When space freighter pilot Calen Macleef accidentally wins Larissa “Bit” Earnest in a lucky hand of poker, his main concern is what his gruff and uncompromising brother, Jack, will say about it. Jack Macleef is the captain of the ship in a world where space travel has only recently become the norm and space piracy abounds.

Painful memories of prior abuse surface for Bit as she finds herself on a freighter full of rowdy, ungentlemanly merchant marines. Jack works to find a safe place for frightened Bit among the ungentlemanly crew, but good looks and innocent ways continually charm the men.

With tension and danger running high, each begins to wonder: Will they survive the pirates…and each other?

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Ok, short, with enough action to last for many more pages the author gives us an interesting story about how a servant girl manages to survive a ship full of men.

After being won at a poker game (yup, you heard that right), Bit learns that not every guy is a bad guy. Having to deal with all the guys on the ship, receiving their attention, not in an offending way, leaves our main character quite surprised and impressed. Her life has not been easy and she has had to deal with quite a lot. I will not get into the details now. Suffice to say there is a lot to uncover and a lot to read about.

The plot is very entertaining, there are plenty of things happening and for almost 150 pages, there are many things happening and there is not one moment of boredom. I loved every page and I would have wanted to read more.

The narration was amazing! Ian McEuen did a great job keeping the story and the characters alive. The quality of the audiobook was great as well and I would love to hear his voice on the next books in the series.

All in all, this book was great. I would have wanted much more from our main character and her issues, but this is something that probably will be explored later on. 4 stars and I do hope you’ll give it a try J

 

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

 

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Audiobook Review: Savior

Author: AJ Eversley

Narrators: Chelsea Stephens, Steve Campbell

Series: The Watcher Series, Book 3

Publisher: Author AJ Eversley

Genre: Science Fiction; Young Adult

The explosive conclusion to the Watcher Series will decide the fate of the entire human race.

Sawyer has been a Watcher. She’s been a Carbon. Now she must become their Savior.

With the inevitable return of Coleman looming, Sawyer knows their army is not enough. On a journey to convince an ally to join their war, Sawyer discovers why the stars have placed the fate of the human race in her hands. And she’s not alone.
Kenzie is her enemy. He is wrong and ruthless, and he’s tried to kill Sawyer more than once. Yet she still can’t stay away. Both drawn to each other in a way neither can explain, they must learn to trust one another as well as themselves if they want to survive. And soon, Sawyer will find she must trust in the stars to protect her and put her faith in others if she wants to live.

Find out who will survive, and if they can save humanity from a future painted black, in the epic conclusion of the Watcher Series.

AJ Eversley is the author of the WATCHER series. A true north Canadian girl, AJ currently lives in Central Alberta with her husband and dog. When she’s not writing, she can be found binge watching Harry Potter, quoting various movies in every day conversation, and eating copious amounts of candy.

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Chelsea Stephens has a long time love and appreciation for the performing arts, with experience in on-stage acting, singing and voice over. Her love for reading books and the pursuit of the story led her to narration. She enjoys unfolding characters and bringing listeners into new worlds. Chelsea is an experienced voice actor with a talent for mystery, fantasy and YA novels. She’s a mom to a gaggle of young ones living in the Midwest with her lumbersexual husband.

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My first priority as a voice-over artist is to convey your thoughts and ideas in an entertaining and insightful manner; not distracting from your message, but enhancing your words. It is my personal goal to help your audience engage with the text in an immersive and memorable way.

As a techie with a passion for performance and a love of the written word, the voice-over industry called to me. I am now fortunate enough to be living my dream of audiobook narration from my home studio, in Calgary, AB, Canada.

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This is so unfair! I hate that great series have “final books” and I hate that the last book has a limited amount of pages because “The Watcher Series” has been one fantastic ride. I would have never imagined I would devour this story. I loved book 1, book 2 exceeded my expectations and book 3 made me anxious to find out what would happen, but also sad that it’s over.

I have so many feelings. The author did a terrific job with the world and the characters. She made them real and believable. The intensity of the action, the emotions and how well they are linked makes the reader live this book, not just read it. It was an experience, not just a book.

Sawyer has so many things to handle now. She has the world to save – no pressure – and she has her feelings to handle. One would expect this love triangle to feel like an unnecessary complication, but that’s not it. The love triangle and all the other plot related activities are on the same level – nothing falls behind. All falls in place just right.

The narration was fantastic as well. Chelsea Stephens and Steve Campbell kept me so focused! I usually crochet while listening to an audiobook, but in this case I was not able. Because they captivated me with their narration, with how they showed the feelings.

Everything falls beautifully into place. This series is one of my favorites now and I need to read the novellas that contain the backstories for some of our characters. I do recommend you check this series out and I hope you will love it as much as I did. AJ Eversley is now one of my favorite authors and I cannot wait to see what she has in store for us next. 5 stars and my devotion!

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

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Audiobook Review: Cornered Magic

Author: Charissa Dufour

Narrators: Janelle Tedesco

Length: 2 hours 41 minutes

Series: The Void Series, Book 1

Publisher: Charissa Dufour

Released: Nov. 20, 2018

Genre: Urban Fantasy, Paranormal

Sam, a half-fae Void, is ostracized by her own people, much less the humans who control her home – the Illinois Mystical Reservation. Packed into the Reservation with vampires, werewolves, faes, and mages alike, Sam does her best to travel below the radar, but when her only friend asks for her help, she can’t say no. Her work to solve a fae’s murder brings her to the forefront of vampire politics, and changes her life forever.

My journey to becoming a writer began in 8th grade when I was diagnosed with Chronic Fatigue Syndrome and pulled from school to recover. During this time, I was left alone for hours on end and it was then that I discovered new friends within the pages of books. I also learned the blessing of creating my own friends by writing down the stories that plagued my lonely mind–as demented as that sounds. Therefore at the ripe age of fourteen, I wrote my first novel. It sucked! But I kept going and now I am an Indie Author with numerous books out. I never imagined that first horrible novel about a man who crashlanded on his long-lost homeworld would turn into a lifelong passion.
I now live in Chicago, IL with my amazing husband and two rambunctious cats, Groot and Rocket.

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Narrator Bio

I grew up in a small town near Boston singing, dancing, acting and loving every minute of it! I received a BFA in Musical Theater from Boston Conservatory and have performed all over the world doing shows like Guys and Dolls in Europe and The Producers here in the States. But it was when I did the National Tour of The Best Little Whorehouse in Texas starring Ann-Margret that my life really changed. That was where I met my husband, playing fiddle in a whorehouse of all things. We have two beautiful sons now and live in the magical part of New York City that is also right on the beach.

With two children, the touring show life no longer appealed to me so I looked to create new opportunities to use my skills and training. That was when I discovered audiobooks! My husband already had a recording studio in the garage and with my background in voice and speech, I took to it rather quickly. I love using my voice to tell an engaging story and taking on entirely different personas in the process. Working as an audiobook narrator I get to use so many of the skills I have learned as an actor and the imagination and stamina I have gained from being a mother.

I also work as an actor in film, television and commercials. And just in case that isn’t enough, I have recently jumped into the world of filmmaking. I’ve written, produced and starred in 3 short films and I find that creating my own work has been an overwhelmingly rewarding experience!

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To be fully honest with you guys, this was so short, I didn’t even realize when it ended. It has so many complicated aspects and so many extraordinary beings, I didn’t even get to become familiar with them. I am not saying this as a negative comment, I just want more.

Sam is a Void – she steals other’s abilities. This doesn’t make her the popular kid in school, on the contrary. She deals with being isolated, she deals with family issues, teenage stuff, I feel her life is more full of trouble than good things. So from this point of view, she is as normal as possible – if you can consider someone with special abilities as normal.

The plot is intense and still has a lot to offer. I mean, this world is just expanding. As our main character gets more an more absorbed by the murder, she becomes more aware of her surroundings, abilities and matures enough – for the first book, I mean.

I loved the narration. We have a clean voice, a clear pronunciation and the perfect pacing. Janelle Tedesco gives life to Sam as no other. Her tone is perfect for the story and I did enjoy the voice acting.

All in all, I cannot wait to learn more about this world and see what lies next for our main characters. Will Sam have the opportunity to a romance like no other? There are still many relationships to explore and I am eager for more. 4 stars for now J

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

 

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