Book Review: Torian

 

 

Title: Torian
Author: Eden Summers
Genre: Standalone Romantic Suspense
Release Date: May 25, 2019
Blurb
He’s my nemesis.

My tormentor.

A notorious criminal with a smoldering smile to mask the devil hidden beneath.

Conniving. Threatening. Brutal.

He stalks me from the shadows.

Makes me itch to place him behind bars.

But he has an offer I can’t refuse.

A major risk with the perfect reward.

I can’t let down my guard.

Can’t be tempted to trust him.

Not even when I begin to understand his corrupt ways.
Because the only face the devil shows is the one he wants you to see.

And all I’m seeing is hunger.

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My Review

Another long overdue review! I know, but this book …. I enjoyed reading it so so much! Now, after several weeks, I still relive the feelings I had, the emotions I felt in all those hours spent with these characters. If you say Eden Summers is a good writer, well my friend, I think you’re wrong. She is not just good, she is brilliant! And I will explain why with.

The plot revolves around an FBI agent – Annisa Fox – following a big mafia family, currently led by Cole Torian. Acting head of his family, Cole has the responsibility to defend and protect his siblings and extended family against all kinds of threats. But when the threat is inside the family and when the case has such an attractive FBI agent in charge, things get more complicated. The good guys and the bad must work together to defeat the greatest evil out there. That’s all I’m going to say.

The action is fantastic! In no moment we forget why everything happens and why our main characters are not able to have a normal relationship. In fact, normality is way out of reach! There is constant action and constant edge of the seat position! There are some absolutely scorching scenes between the two that will feel like the book is burning up in your hands (or tablet, or phone or…whatever device you have).

I’d stared the devil in the eye, and without any subtlety, I kinda told him to go fuck himsel, adding a provoking wink for good measure.

But setting aside the action, what blew my mind was the way the author manages to bring forward our characters’ personalities, their most hidden feelings. The torment Cole feels when faced with his enemy, the conflicted feelings Annisa has, all these are so amazingly crafted! I was living every feeling with them – their pain, their passion, the moments when they were afraid, because even strong minds are afraid. Oh, my God!

Yes, the reviewer in me may point out that some plot scenes were kind of too much. For an FBI agent (and a good one), Annisa is kind of reckless and some of the actions are not that believable. But I will not dwell on them because for me, this book is a masterpiece of introspection.

His movements become hostile. The mask of calm disappears, making way for an expression of pure fury. The lack of emotion I’ve withnessed for long minutes changes with the force of a tsunami.

I cannot finish my review without discussing the ending. It frustrated me on so many levels and believe me when I say that I was speechless! Even my other half was staring at me. It was like: “Are.You. Kidding meeeee?!” and then the shock happened. Suffice to say it was unexpected and so befitting!

In case I was not clear enough, I loved this book! Simple as that! A piece of advice for you guys: do not devour this book, unless you intend to read it again after. This book needs to be savored! The entire “Hunting Her” series is fantastic. I was conflicted when I  wrote my review for the other two books and I was mentioning: “The problem I really have now is who do I like? Hunter or Decker? Hmm… I have a feeling I should save myself for Cole Torian” Well, I was right! Find my reviews of “Hunter” and “Decker” here.

Author Bio
Eden Summers is a bestselling author of contemporary romance with a side of sizzle and sarcasm. She lives in Australia with a young family who are well aware she’s circling the drain of insanity.

Eden can’t resist alpha dominance, dark features and sarcasm in her fictional heroes and loves a strong heroine who knows when to bite her tongue but also serves retribution with a feminine smile on her face.

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Book Review: Watchmaker’s Heart

 

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Title: Watchmaker’s Heart

Author: Juli D. Revezzo

Published: March 1st 2016 by Raven Queen Publications

Source: Received from the author in exchange for an honest review

Format: audiobook

Blurb:

For Miss Phoebe Lockswell, fashionable London tea parties and balls aren’t her style. Instead, she prefers to tinker tirelessly with a clockwork diffuser she’s built from scratch. If only she can get the invention to work on command, she might earn her way out of an arranged marriage to a repugnant member of the House of Commons.

London watchmaker Mortimer Kidd was brought up hard in the arms of an infamous London gang. Despite the respectability he strives for now, the gang leader is blackmailing him. When Mortimer sees Phoebe’s diffuser, he thinks he’s found a way to buy himself out of trouble. The brash Phoebe manages to steal his heart, however, before he can purloin her invention.

Will Mortimer’s unsavory past catch up to him before he convinces Phoebe of his devotion? Worse, once Phoebe learns the truth, will she ever trust him again?

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My Review

This is one of those books that I listened to a while back and never saw the lights of a review. Shame on me, but it’s never too late to remind you guys of this great title by Juli D. Revezzo.

Phoebe Lockswell’s imagination and ingenuity led her to create one of the most interesting devices of the time. She has spent numerous hours trying to get the silly clockwork diffuser to work and is almost out of patience. Still, when she meets Mortimer Kidd, her ambition becomes stronger. Little does she know that he has his own plans with her invention.

The author manages to create two amazing characters that mix so well with a plot that will captivate you from the start. A woman too strong-minded and independent for her time, Phoebe is very close to a role model. I admire her perseverance and her desire to be on her own two feet. Faced with the possibility to marry a man she has no other feelings for except fear and distaste, Phoebe forms a friendship with Mortimer. His past is more than shady and he has no place in her world. But somehow, the interest they share for creations, the curiosity and creativity unite them. However, the past always catches up to us and our characters will have a lot to face. If their feelings are strong enough or if there is room for one in the other’s world, you will have to discover on your won.

I loved the pace, I loved the mystery and I loved the characters. The narration was a bonus as well. I liked how Rachael Beresford interpreted the female voices and I appreciated her trying with the male ones. But her tone created a wonderful atmosphere and contributed to my enjoyment. In all honesty, I saw comments here and there that the quality of the audio was not the best but, after some time, I only remember the good parts. Probably the other ones were not so important 😉

All in all, I loved this book, as expected. Juli D. Revezzo has yet to disappoint me! Stay around for a spotlight with the author’s latest book – come by later today if you want to find out more J Until next time, Happy Reading!

 

About the AuthorJuli

Juli D. Revezzo writes fantasy and romantic stories filled in with elements garnered from a lifetime love affair with magic, myth, witches, wizards, and fated lovers and legend. She is the author of The Antique Magic series and the Paranormal Romance Celtic Stewards Chronicles series, steampunk historical romance WATCHMAKER’S HEART, and short stories published in ETERNAL HAUNTED SUMMER, LUNA STATION QUARTERLY, among others. She is also a member of the Independent Author Network and the Magic Appreciation Tour. To learn more about this and future releases, visit her at: www.julidrevezzo.com

 

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!

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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: 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.

Review

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: Salvage Rat

Author: Larry N. Martin

Narrator: Jeffrey Kafer

Length: 8 hours 56 minutes

Publisher: Tantor Audio

Released: Sep. 9, 2018

Genre: Military Science Fiction

Star Force pilot and hero Wyatt McCoy left his medals and career behind after the Rim Wars, disillusioned and bitter when he learns the truths behind the conflict. He takes his converted gunship, the Nellie B, and heads to the Near Fringe, salvaging derelict ships and abandoned stations and mining colonies.

Dr. Beth Parker is a space archaeologist, documenting the history of planetary expansion and colonization for Kalok Enterprises and the Interplanetary Mining Guild. A piece of alien technology embeds itself in Beth’s arm, giving her the ability to see the energy impressions of long-ago people and events. When Beth uncovers proof of genocide that could bring down the big mining companies, she’s the target of assassins.

Wyatt makes a split-second decision to intervene, launching them both into a high-stakes cat-and-mouse game with some of the most powerful organizations in the system. They can prove Kalok and Interplan killed millions – but can they live long enough to tell their story?

Larry N. Martin is the author of the new sci-fi adventure novel Salvage Rat. He is the co-author (with Gail Z. Martin) of the Spells, Salt, and Steel/New Templars series; the Steampunk series Iron & Blood; and a collection of short stories and novellas: The Storm & Fury Adventures set in the Iron & Blood universe. He is also the co-author of the upcoming Wasteland Marshals series and the Joe Mack Cauldron/Secret Council series.

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Jeffrey Kafer – Jeffrey Kafer is a full-time SAG-AFTRA audiobook narrator. He has narrated over 450 books in almost every genre for such authors Clive Barker, Steve Alten, Maya Banks, Gregg Olsen and many others. He has 2 degrees in cinema and broadcasting and spent the first part of his career as a video game tester for Microsoft before following his true passion of acting. He’s been on stage since he was 13 (his mom still has the bellhop costume she made) and currently lives in Los Angeles with his family and dog.

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My Review

An adventure, with secrets at every corner and with a lot of entertainment – this is what this story brings to its readers. I was sold from the moment I laid eyes on the cover. It has the perfect color combination for what we have in the chapters.

So a man and a woman want to bring down a corporation that has been doing too much evil to our society. Our lady character is an awesome scientist, with some awesome technology at her disposal. I liked her abilities so much. She is “enhanced” enough not to put in lesser light her human abilities – intelligence and bravery. On the other hand, the male character used to be a hero. Now he is just a shadow of who he once was. But can Beth bring back Wyatt’s savior qualities? Is the war important enough?

Well, it is, important and engaging and with many twists. I had so much fun and it was so easy to get lost in this adventure. The author created a world so vivid, I could picture everything in my mind. With a great narration, it was like seeing a movie. Yes, I would have liked a little more voice acting, but it did not spoil y enjoyment at all.

All in all, I loved it very much and I cannot wait to see more from Larry N. Martin. He has a lot to offer and his characters are amazing. I do hope you’ll give it a try J

 

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Audiobook Review: Carbon

Author: AJ Eversley

Narrators: Chelsea Stephens, Steve Campbell

Length: 8 hours 55 minutes

Series: The Watcher Series, Book 2

Publisher: Author AJ Eversley

Released: Dec. 10, 2018

Genre: Science Fiction; Young Adult

Strangers become allies. Lovers become enemies. And a destiny formed before birth unfolds.

Sawyer spent most of her life hunting the very thing she has now become. No longer the Watcher she once was, Sawyer struggles to make sense of her new identity. Though she now has the powers of a Carbon, she is also tied to the control Coleman has over all of his creations.

Desperate for help and answers, Sawyer travels to the United Isles with Max in search of an ally. Not only must she learn to harness her new abilities, she must find a way to mend a broken heart…if her past doesn’t kill her first.

The epic journey continues, and the war for the human race draws ever closer. Join the resistance in the next chapter 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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Narrator Bio

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.

Review

This series gets better and better! It is fantastic from all points of view. We have an interesting plot, really really strong characters that really evolve throughout the story and unexpected turn of events. Add to that a great narration and you have one amazing audiobook.

Sawyer goes though many changes. She hast to deal with being a Carbon and also has to face betrayal from those she loves. Her transformation is inside and out. The author has a beautiful way of showing both aspects of our main character and we get to analyze her inside out.

This second book is full of twists, as I was mentioning, not only when it comes to the battle for survival, but as well when it comes to the relationship between sawyer and Kenzie. I cannot wait to see how this will evolve. I love both of them, but I also want to see what will happen with the new …”addition” J

The narration is great! I have mentioned this in my review for book 1 as well, Chelsea Stephens and  Steve Campbell give so much life to our characters. We can feel Sawyer’s rage and pain and Kenzie’s torment. I loved them so so much!

Now, please excuse me while I go take a breath after such an intense story and I will see you back with my review for the third book. I have no doubt it will be as great as the previous two. Happy reading!

5 stars J

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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BOOK ONE

Mar. 5th:

Lilly’s Book World

The Book Junkie Reads . . .

Mar. 6th:

Buried Under Books

Mar. 7th:

T’s Stuff

Dab of Darkness Audiobook Reviews

Mar. 8th:

Turning Another Page

Mar. 9th:

Jazzy Book Reviews

Mar. 10th:

The Book Addict’s Reviews

Mar. 11th:

Lomeraniel

BOOK TWO

Mar. 12th:

Lilly’s Book World

The Book Junkie Reads . . .

Mar. 13th:

Buried Under Books

Mar. 14th:

T’s Stuff

Dab of Darkness Audiobook Reviews

Mar. 15th:

Turning Another Page

Mar. 16th:

Bound 4 Escape

Mar. 17th:

Jazzy Book Reviews

The Book Addict’s Reviews

Mar. 18th:

Lomeraniel

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