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Tuesday, June 23, 2020

Audiobook Review: Wild About You by Kerrelyn Sparks

I got a chance to listen to know Wild About You by Kerrelyn Sparks. I have to say that it was a pretty good listen. I absolutely adore Howard, I love that he is a were-bear. He's super shy, loves bear claws, and he has a huge crush on Elsa Bjornberg. Elsa does a home renovation show, and was invited to fix up a home that Shanna and Roman own. Shanna has the idea to fix Elsa and Howard together. However, we find out Howard and Elsa are tied together.

Wild About You  continues with the troubles from the last book. We have Rhett continuing cause problems in the were-community. Again, you probably should read/listen in order, because they all tie together and build upon one another. Anyway, it was a pretty good listen. I really enjoyed their story. I fell in love Howard even more.

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Rating:
4 Stars

Sunday, June 21, 2020

Audiobook Review: Wanted: Dead or Alive by Kerrelyn Sparks

If you love extra cheese in your romance you have found your read in Wanted: Dead or Alive. I didn't think it could be bad, but it was pretty bad. If you can survive the cheestastic time, it does get pretty good towards the end. I did struggle with this story. Don't get me wrong I love Phinneas McKinney aka the Love Doctor. During the series he has so much growth. He started out with the bad guys and  decided that he didn't like that kind of life. He joins the Vamps to help them defeat the Malcontents. Anyway, he sees everyone hooking up, and he wants a true love too. If you have been following the series he had been chasing after LaToya. I'm glad he didn't ended up with her, because she's a terrible person. However, he has been developing feeling for Brynley Jones (Phil's sister). Yet Phil's sister is a no go, because of bro-code. Yet they both feel an attraction for one another, but trying hard to ignore.

There is a lot going on in this story. We  have Brynley who feels the urge to go home, but danger lurks there. Phinneas needs to go to Wyoming, and he drags Brynley with him. The story does get a little better the longer we stay in Wyoming. Overall, Wanted: Dead or Alive wasn't terrible, but it wasn't the greatest. It was an okay read, and it progresses the overall story. What happens in the end kind of makes me wonder about other things about the story, but we are going to leave them alone. It continues the progress of the story.

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Rating:
3 1/2 Stars

Friday, June 12, 2020

Audiobook Review: Vampire Mine by Kerrelyn Sparks

Vampire Mine wasn't a favorite of mine. It was an all right listen. We have Marielle who happens to be a fallen angel, and is trying to get back to heaven. Then we have Connor Buchanan. He has a few issues going on in this story, but he feels needs to help Marielle. There are few complications with Marielle that makes Roman distrust her. 

Connor has feelings for Marielle, but he's willing sacrifice them so he can help Marielle return to heaven. Anyway, the Vamps are style trying to defeat the Malcontents. However, another player in evil is introduce Darifer (not sure if thats how spell his name audiobook) the demon is added to mix. Marielle does a lot a crying in the story, but it makes sense he loves being a heavenly host. I would be crying about everything if I was in her position. 

Anyway, Vampire Mine was an okay listen. It wasn't like I have to listen. There were times where I was like I need a break. However, I will continue with the series. 

Copy provide by local library.

Rating:
3 Stars

Sunday, May 31, 2020

Audiobook Review: Eat, Prey, Love by Kerrelyn Sparks

I got a chance to continue the series, and I have to say that  Eat, Prey, Love was a pretty good listen. I strongly encourage to listen to previous stories, because there is some things that happen in the story that knowing background is a little funny. Especially, when one of his friends believe his believes he's gay. Yeah, he gets in a pickle with a friend.

Anyway, Carlos is a were-panther and is in search of a mate. He's looking in all the wrong places. Haha. Actually, he's been searching for years for a mate, and he heard a rumor that there might be some in South East Asia. The plan is set, but at the same time kind of thwart by an attractive Caitlyn Whelan. Caitlyn happens to be Shawn Whelan's daughter, and he doesn't want he involved with her older sister life. Anyway, they both feel an attraction to one another, but Carlos needs to find a were-panther. Adventure ensues, but bad things happen. Fortunately, they realize they need one another. More bad vampires are found.

Overall, a pretty good listen. The narrator wasn't bad. They are a pretty good couple.

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Rating:
4 Stars

Monday, May 18, 2020

Audiobook Review: The Vampire and the Virgin by Kerrelyn Sparks

I got a chance to listen to The Vampire and the Virgin by Kerrelyn Sparks. If you have been following the series you would remember Robby McKay was in pretty bad shape. He's barely recovered from his abduction, and it's affecting his performance. So, his grandfather sends him on a four month vacation. Forced. He's not feeling it, but he likes his job. Anyway, he goes to Patmos to recoup. He's not liking his forced exile until he meets the lovely Olivia Sotiris. Now Olivia is on vacation visiting her grandmother.

The Vampire and the Virgin was a pretty good listen. Both Robby and Olivia are suffering from a little PTSD. However, they help one another overcome their issues. I really enjoyed the story, but there were a couple of times where Olivia needed to be smacked. Yet, it was a pretty good. We have the romance, and we also move the story along with the Vamps and the Malcontents. I will continue with the series.

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Rating:
4 Stars

Wednesday, May 13, 2020

Audiobook Review: Forbidden Nights with a Vampire by Kerrelyn Spark

Let me say that I love Vanda Barkowski throughout the series. She has a fierce love her friends and would do anything to make sure of their safety. She's pretty tough, but she does fear that she's not strong enough. She's fiercely independent, so why does she need someone to watch over her; she can protect herself. Phil Jones used to be a guard at the townhouse when Vanda was part of the harem. He had a crush on Vanda, but he felt that she was toying with him.

In the Forbidden Nights with a Vampire we learn that Vanda has a fear of shifters. She has good reason, they killed someone she fiercely loved. There is a distrust. Funny thing is Phil has a secret that could destroy any chance for him and Vanda to be together, he's a shifter. Vanda has to overcome her fear to accept Phil. Can love conquer all in the story?

Anyway, both are loyal, and will help their friends. Phil will protect Vanda no matter what. They were a fun couple to watch. Yes, there is the heated scenes between these two, and also battles against the bad guys. There are a few surprises that popup in the story too. Overall, a pretty good listen.

Copy provided by local library.

Rating:
4 1/2 Stars

Thursday, April 30, 2020

Audiobook Review: Secret Life of a Vampire by Kerrelyn Sparks

Finally finished Secret Life of a Vampire by Kerrelyn Sparks. This was a pretty good listen, but there were some parts that absolutely drove me bonkers. I do love Giacomo Casanova, but his friends call him Jack. He's adorable. He's one of the children of Casanova. Anyway, he's sweet. He meets Lara Bouche who is police officer trying to make her way to detective. Jack's are little too rowdy at the bachelor party, and the cops are called. He tries to make them go away, but Lara's mind blocks Jack's mind control. He definitely left an impression, that she comes back to investigate the next day, but no one remembers the situation.

Anyway, Lara hunts Jack down and wants answers. Jack being a vampire can't give straight answers cause bad things might happen to him and his friends. We basically watch Lara and Jack develop a tentative friendship that develops a little more. Jack is trying to keep Lara safe, but Lara is strong independent woman can do this herself. However, bad things happen Lara realize she needs Jack's help.

Overall, I did like Secret Life of a Vampire. I really did like Jack. Lara got on my nerves, but her best friend really got on my nerves. I'm not going to lie, I was hoping the friend would get eaten in the story. Wishful thinking. Even towards the end I didn't really warmed up to the friend. Lara didn't understand the danger she was in until it was almost too late. Ugh. However, Jack really won me over in the story. He was definitely the hero here.

Copy provided by the local library

Rating:
4 Stars

Audiobook Review: All I Want for Christmas is a Vampire by Kerrelyn Sparks

I got a chance to finish listening to All I Want for Christmas is a Vampire by Kerrelyn Sparks. I have to say I did enjoy this story a little more than the last story.

We get Ian MacPhie's story. Now if you have been reading the series you would know that Ian was a vampire that was stuck at the age of 15. No one wants to be with a lad, so in the previous story he did some aging. Again you would have had follow the series to know how this was possible. Now Ian looks like a man that he felt to be. However, no one believes that he's Ian they knew. Eventually, they realize its Ian. Anyway, Connor hires a new daytime guard Toni Davis. No one believes that Connor would hire a female to be a guard.

Toni has a hidden agenda when she took the job. Ian doesn't trust Toni, because she's hiding something. Of course, he needs to know. Like in previous story we get know more characters. Eventually, they aren't really important to the overall story, but you kind of want to know more about them. Oh well.

Anyway, All I Want For Christmas Is A Vampire is a better read. I did enjoy the story. I was a little frustrated with Toni's hidden agenda. I understand why she needed to keep it a secret. Eventually, she does gain Ian's trust, and they fall for one another. They are pretty good together. There were a couple of times where I thought Toni was going to end up dead, but I was wrong. Like a said a better read, and enjoyable.

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Rating:
4 Stars

Friday, April 24, 2020

Audiobook Review: Idiot by Laura Clery

First off, I enjoy Laura Clery and her type of humor. She makes me laugh. Right now her Pamela Pumpkin videos are pretty funny. Especially with the quarantine workout. She's not for everyone, but that's okay. Anyway, she wrote her personal story about her life and trials she went through to get to where she is now.

I LOVE IDIOT! It's a fantastic story. Since I checked out the audiobook, I got to hear Laura read her story. She did a fantastic job. There are some parts where her husband Steven reads too. However, the story is about her journey. Her life was roller coaster that was turning into a train wreck waiting to happen. However, she manage to find herself and create this image that she image, but never thought she would get there. It's pretty amazing that she even made it, because she was lucky. Deep down she's a kind person. Some may not like her, because her language can be crude. However, it fits with her life. I totally recommend this book, and I would recommend checking out her content. She's funny!

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Rating:
5 Stars

Monday, April 20, 2020

Audiobook Review: The Undead Next Door by Kerrelyn Sparks

About a week ago I finished listening to The Undead Next Door by Kerrelyn Sparks. In the series it was an okay listen.  It was a little better than book two; not by much.

In this story we have Heather Westfield and Jean-Luc Echarpe. Heather seem like the stereo-typical Texan. She was like I can do anything, because I'm a Texan woman. That wore a little thin once, because she didn't understand the imminent danger. She's kind of impulsive. Where we have Jean-Luc. He's a pretty decent guy. He's trying to understand Heather, and help her. Yet, she's kind of bullheaded. Jean-Luc made the story bearable. Eventually, I did warm up to Heather, and she realized the issue. However, she would do something stupid, then I would be frustrated with her.

Overall, it wasn't a bad listen. It wasn't great. However, the narrator was all over the place with the voices and accents. It has been an interesting journey with this series as I listen. I hope I enjoy the next book more than The Undead Next Door. I was a fan of Jean-Luc; he really helped the story.

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Rating:
3 Stars

Sunday, April 19, 2020

InkSlinger PR Blog Tour + Review: Do Me a Favor by Christina Hovland


Do Me A Favor 

Mile High Matched, Book 4
Christina Hovland 
April 17, 2020
Contemporary Romance



About Do Me A Favor: 
Some days things just click. Today is not that day.

Love is a battlefield, and divorce attorney Sadie Howard is entrenched on the frontlines. She thought she might have met the right man once, but he was a career military guy who got shipped overseas and left her heart on the tarmac. These days, the only commitment Sadie wants is the one she's made to her Denver law practice.

Combat photographer Roman Dvornakov is back. Fresh out of the U.S. Army, he’s using family connections to snap photos at a few weddings while he builds his civilian photography practice. After all he’s captured on film, a few posed wedding shots should be a cakewalk. Seeing so much death through the camera lens, he’s now ready to build something worth living for. A thriving photography business, definitely. But he’s certain his new mission also includes Sadie, the girl who slipped away.

Sadie isn’t convinced, and she's not willing to open her heart anytime soon. Besides, she’s got a high-profile divorce case taking up all her attention. Winning the case for her client will make or break her practice. So what if it's a custody dispute over a ridiculously expensive fish tank? When Roman discovers the soon-to-be divorced couple are still in love, he and his slightly-nutty grandmother, Babushka, are determined to convince them to cancel the proceedings. He’s not camera shy when it comes to matters of the heart, but interfering with Sadie's clients could wreck her career and any chance they'll ever have together...

WARNING: READ ONLY IF YOU LOVE A STRONG HEROINE, AN ALPHA HERO WITH A HEART OF GOLD, FAMILY MEDDLING, AND A GUARANTEED HEA. IF LAUGHING SO HARD THAT THOSE AROUND YOU ASK IF YOU ARE OKAY IS YOUR THING, THEN THIS BOOK IS FOR YOU.

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