Book Promo (Audiobook Release): Enforced Rules by Hanleigh Bradley

๐ŸŽง ๏ผก๏ผต๏ผค๏ผฉ๏ผฏ๏ผข๏ผฏ๏ผฏ๏ผซ ๏ผฎ๏ผฏ๏ผท ๏ผฌ๏ผฉ๏ผถ๏ผฅ ๐ŸŽง
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๐š‚๐š‘๐šŽโ€™๐šœ ๐šž๐š—๐š๐šŽ๐š› ๐š‘๐š’๐šœ ๐šœ๐š”๐š’๐š—, ๐š’๐š— ๐š‘๐š’๐šœ ๐š–๐š’๐š—๐š, ๐šŠ๐š—๐š ๐š™๐šž๐šœ๐š‘๐š’๐š—๐š ๐š‘๐šŽ๐š› ๐š ๐šŠ๐šข ๐š’๐š—๐š๐š˜ ๐š‘๐š’๐šœ ๐š‘๐šŽ๐šŠ๐š›๐š.
๐™ฐ๐šž๐š›๐š˜๐š›๐šŠโ€™๐šœ ๐š๐š‘๐š›๐šŽ๐šŠ๐š๐šŽ๐š—๐š’๐š—๐š ๐š๐š˜ ๐šœ๐š๐šŽ๐šŠ๐š• ๐š‘๐š’๐šœ ๐šŒ๐š˜๐š—๐š๐š›๐š˜๐š•. ๐š‚๐š‘๐šŽ ๐šœ๐šŽ๐šŽ๐šœ ๐š–๐š˜๐š›๐šŽ ๐š๐š‘๐šŠ๐š— ๐š‘๐šŽ ๐š ๐šŠ๐š—๐š๐šœ ๐š‘๐šŽ๐š› ๐š๐š˜.
๐™ท๐šŽโ€™๐š ๐šŠ๐š๐š›๐šŽ๐šŽ๐š ๐š๐š˜ ๐š‘๐šŽ๐š•๐š™ ๐š‘๐šŽ๐š› ๐š‹๐š›๐šŽ๐šŠ๐š” ๐š‘๐šŽ๐š› ๐š˜๐š ๐š— ๐š›๐šž๐š•๐šŽ๐šœ, ๐š‹๐šž๐š ๐š‘๐šŽ ๐š‘๐šŠ๐š๐š—โ€™๐š ๐šŽ๐šก๐š™๐šŽ๐šŒ๐š๐šŽ๐š ๐š‘๐šŽ๐š› ๐š๐š˜ ๐šŽ๐šŸ๐š’๐šœ๐šŒ๐šŽ๐š›๐šŠ๐š๐šŽ ๐š‘๐š’๐šœ ๐š๐š˜๐š˜.
๐™ป๐šŠ๐š—๐š๐š˜๐š— ๐š๐š˜๐šŽ๐šœ๐š—โ€™๐š ๐š๐š˜ ๐šŸ๐šž๐š•๐š—๐šŽ๐š›๐šŠ๐š‹๐š•๐šŽ. ๐™ท๐šŽ ๐š๐š˜๐šŽ๐šœ๐š—โ€™๐š ๐š๐š˜ ๐š ๐šŽ๐šŠ๐š”.
๐™ฐ๐š—๐š ๐š๐š‘๐šŠ๐šโ€™๐šœ ๐šŽ๐šก๐šŠ๐šŒ๐š๐š•๐šข ๐š ๐š‘๐šŠ๐š ๐šœ๐š‘๐šŽ ๐š๐š˜๐šŽ๐šœ ๐š๐š˜ ๐š‘๐š’๐š–โ€ฆ
๐š‚๐š‘๐šŽโ€™๐šœ ๐š๐š˜๐š ๐š‘๐š’๐š– ๐šŒ๐š˜๐š–๐š™๐š•๐šŽ๐š๐šŽ๐š•๐šข ๐šŠ๐š ๐š‘๐šŽ๐š› ๐š–๐šŽ๐š›๐šŒ๐šข.
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ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Hanleigh loves books more than nearly anything in the world; whether its reading them or writing them, Hanleigh just can’t get enough. She relishes in the way authors can create worlds with the words they put in their books. She loves the way your imagination introduces you to a new world when you read a book. It may well be a world completely foreign to the one you live in. That world is brought to life; inspires you to dream, captivates your imagination, entices your senses.
Hanleigh first took to reading as a small child reading Dr Zeus. She then fell in love with romance literature when she first read Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen; when she first swooned over Mr Darcy. She’s read more books than she can count and owns more books than some libraries.
Although born in Scotland, she sometimes wishes she could live inside the world that she can create inside her mind, but since that isn’t possible she puts pen to paper and shares that world with this world instead. There is something addictive about being able to mould your words into something that causes the reader to fall into your mind. When you put pen to paper and create a world, it’s exhilarating. Every word has meaning. You know every character intimately. You know every secret, every whisper, every smell, every look,; as the author you know the world you created and more so than even the most avid of readers you can get lost in your own creation.

AUDIOBOOK RELEASE:

We’ve got a whole history of f–k-ups. Deleting History is the second book in a second-chance romance series from international best-selling author Hanleigh Bradley.

You canโ€™t delete the past. You canโ€™t avoid it, either. If you do, eventually, it will slap you right across the face.

Claraโ€™s been avoiding her past for years, but when itโ€™s exposed, what will she do? More than that, how can she keep the people she loves safe from scandal? Will she sacrifice her own happiness to keep everyoneโ€™s history buried? And, will Andrew let her give him up?

Deleting History is the second book in a four-book complete series from internationally best-selling author Hanleigh Bradley. The banter is quick-witted, unprofessional, and downright naughty, as this pair try to find out if they have a future together despite their past.

๐ŸŽง ๏ผก๏ผต๏ผค๏ผฉ๏ผฏ๏ผข๏ผฏ๏ผฏ๏ผซ ๏ผฎ๏ผฏ๏ผท ๏ผฌ๏ผฉ๏ผถ๏ผฅ ๐ŸŽง
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We’ve got a whole history of fuck ups.
Written by Hanleigh Bradley and Narrated by Leanne Woodward
You canโ€™t delete the past. You canโ€™t avoid it either. If you do, eventually it will slap you right across the face.
Claraโ€™s been avoiding her past for years, but when itโ€™s exposed what will she do?
More than that, how can she keep the people she loves safe from scandal?
Will she sacrifice her own happiness to keep everyoneโ€™s history buried?
And will Andrew let her give him up?
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ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Hanleigh loves books more than nearly anything in the world; whether its reading them or writing them, Hanleigh just can’t get enough. She relishes in the way authors can create worlds with the words they put in their books. She loves the way your imagination introduces you to a new world when you read a book. It may well be a world completely foreign to the one you live in. That world is brought to life; inspires you to dream, captivates your imagination, entices your senses.
Hanleigh first took to reading as a small child reading Dr Zeus. She then fell in love with romance literature when she first read Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen; when she first swooned over Mr Darcy. She’s read more books than she can count and owns more books than some libraries.
Although born in Scotland, she sometimes wishes she could live inside the world that she can create inside her mind, but since that isn’t possible she puts pen to paper and shares that world with this world instead. There is something addictive about being able to mould your words into something that causes the reader to fall into your mind. When you put pen to paper and create a world, it’s exhilarating. Every word has meaning. You know every character intimately. You know every secret, every whisper, every smell, every look,; as the author you know the world you created and more so than even the most avid of readers you can get lost in your own creation.

NERD BLAST: THE VAULT OF HORROR Audiobook


Audible Audiobook
Listening Length: 8 hours and 17 minutes
Program Type: Audiobook
Version: Original recording
Publisher: The AudioComics Company
Audible.com Release Date: October 25, 2019
Language: English, English
ASIN: B07ZL1C9YD


Director: WILLIAM DUFRIS
Sound Design: DAVID CHEN & CARLOS RODRIGUEZ SOUNDย 
O’SHEA CREATIVE MEDIA
Additional Post Production: MIND’S EYE PRODUCTIONS
Composers/Arrangements: FRANK SCHULMEYER
Cover Art: GEORGES JEANTY
Recorded at: MIND’S EYE PRODUCTIONS , PORTLAND, ME and INVISIBLE STUDIOS, LOS ANGELES, CA

When the history of horror comics was written, one name stood and still stands above the rest: EC Comics. With equal parts suspense, gore, camp, and morality tale, the triumvirate of ECโ€™s horror output laid the groundwork for what was to come from many of the genreโ€™s greatest writers and directors.

Now, AudioComics (a division of Pocket Universe Productions) presents EC COMICS PRESENTSโ€ฆ THE VAULT OF HORROR, its stories adapted and presented in an audio-rich fully immersive setting complete with a full cast, scoring, and soundscapes. This ghastly grimoire adapts issues #12 to #17 of the classic horror series, with werewolves, vampires, cutthroats, and numerous neโ€™er-do-wells!

Starring Kevin Grevioux (creator of the Underworld film franchise) as the Vault Keeper, and special guests Phil Proctor of the Firesign Theatre and Denise Poirier (MTVโ€™s ร†on Flux), the first season of VAULT is going to chill your spine and clam your palms! So put your headphones on and enter THE VAULT OF HORROR! Itโ€™s a real scream!

 



MEET THE CASTS

FEATURING KEVIN GREVIOUX AS YOUR HORRIFYING HOST, THE VAULT KEEPER!

  • Portrait in Wax! features the voices of Lance Roger Axt, Mariah Bergeron, Peter Berkrot, Rob Cameron, Steven Jay Cohen, and Hannah Daly.
  • The Werewolf Legend features the voices of Joseph Bearor, William Dufris, Emily Grotz, Philip Hobby, Paul Hodgson, and Charlie Marenghi.
  • Horror in the Night features the voices of Lance Roger Axt, Hannah Daly, Michael Rafkin, Lisa Stathoplos, and Jennywren Walker.
  • Terror Train features the voices of William Dufris, Paul Haley, James Herrera, Denise Poirier, Ashanti Williams, and Janay Woodruff.
  • The Dead Will Return! features the voices of Brent Askari, Barry Dodd, William Dufris, Christine Marshall, Casey Turner, and Jonathan Woodward.
  • The Curse of Harkley Heath features the voices of Joseph Bearor, Moira Driscoll, Emily Grotz, Paul Hodgson, Charlie Marenghi, Lisa Muller-Jones, and Marjolaine Whittlesey.
  • Doctor of Horror features the voices of Lance Roger Axt, Peter Berkrot, Steven Jay Cohen, Matt Delamater, William Dufris, and Dalton Kimball.
  • Island of Death features the voices of William Dufris, Charlie Marenghi, Michael Rafkin, and Lisa Stathoplos.
  • Voodoo Vengeance! features the voices of Veeva Banga, Burke Brimmer, Thomas Ian Campbell, William Dufris, Sarah Kennedy, and Mark Winkworth.
  • Werewolf features the voices of Brent Askari, Barry Dodd, William Dufris, Isabella Etro, Charlie Marenghi, Christine Marshall, Nic Robes, Casey Turner, and Jonathan Woodward.
  • The Strange Couple! features the voices of Brittany Burke, William Dufris, Sarah Kennedy, Kerryann Loomis, Erik Moody, and Harold Withee.
  • Rats Have Sharp Teeth! stars Phil Proctor.
  • Horror House! features the voices of Phil del Vecchio, Barry Dodd, Isabella Etro, Christine Marshall, Nic Robes, Casey Turner, and Jonathan Woodward.
  • Terror in the Swamp! features the voices of Rob Cameron, William Dufris, Emily Grotz, Philip Hobby, Paul Hodgson, Marjolaine Whittlesey, and Collin Young.
  • Report from the Grave features the voices of Hudson Christie, Jack Kelley, Maiya Koloski, Aidan Lee, Owen Lee, Andrew Lyndlaker, Mike MacKenzie, Owen McAnuff, Ryan Strack, and Robbie Trowbridge.
  • Buried Alive! features the voices of Brittany Burke, William Dufris, Paul Haley, James Herrera, Maiya Koloski, Denise Poirier, Ashanti Williams, and Janay Woodruff.
  • Werewolf Concerto features the voices of Rob Cameron, William Dufris, Philip Hobby, Paul Hodgson, Dalton Kimball, Lisa Muller-Jones, and Marjolaine Whittlesey.
  • Fitting Punishment features the voices of Lance Roger Axt, William Dufris, Ed Romanoff, Jennywren Walker, and Collin Young.
  • The Grave Wager features the voices of Gabriel Beury-Moore, Karen Bombaro, Thomas Ian Campbell, William Dufris, Jackson Harris, Dalton Kimball, and Alexander Merrill.
  • Escape! features the voices of Lance Roger Axt, Peter Berkrot, Steven Jay Cohen, Matt Delamater, William Dufris, Dalton Kimball, Karen Lundh, and Michael Rafkin.
  • Terror on the Moors! features the voices of William Dufris, Charlie Marenghi, and Lisa Stathoplos.
  • Babyโ€ฆ itโ€™s Cold Inside! features the voices of Lance Roger Axt, Mariah Bergeron, Peter Berkrot, Steven Jay Cohen, William Dufris, Karen Lundh, and Michael Rafkin.
  • The Beast of the Full Moon! features the voices of Brent Askari, Barry Dodd, William Dufris, Christine Marshall, Nic Robes, Casey Turner, and Jonathan Woodward.
  • Voodoo Horror! Features the voices of Karen Bombaro, William Dufris, Paul Haley, James Herrera, Denise Poirier, Ashanti Williams, and Janay Woodruff.
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Pictured:ย Lance Roger Axt, Phil Proctor andย William Dufris



Lance Roger Axt (Co-Founder) was the creator/Producing Director of the audio theatre production company Play it by Ear Productions, through which he produced world-premiere radio one-acts for the award-winning anthology series โ€œWe Have Ignition,โ€ and produced and co-directed a festival of original five-minute radio plays, You Have Five Minutesโ€ฆ before a live audience in Albuquerque, NM in 2009.

In addition, he produced a live re-creation of Norman Corwinโ€™s legendary audio essay We Hold These Truths at the Canterbury Woods Auditorium in Pacific Grove, CA (2005), followed by a series of old-time radio re-creations on the Central Coast, โ€œThose Thrilling Days of Yesteryear” (2007 – 2010)

Lance is the former Vice President of the National Audio Theatre Festivals, Inc., an organization dedicated to the education and promotion of contemporary audio theatre, and was a six-time attendee at the Festivalsโ€™ Audio Theatre Workshop in Missouri, where he directed the world premiere of Knocking on Heavenโ€™s Door, written by comics legend JM DeMatteis (2011). He also produced the NATFโ€™s โ€œAudio Art of Animationโ€ workshop in Hollywood, and is one of the co-creators of the Norman Corwin Award for Excellence in Audio Theatre, the only award of its kind in America honoring life achievement in audio theatre/radio drama. He has also narrated over two-dozen audiobooks for Audible Studios and Audible ACX.

A classically-trained actor (MFA, Trinity Rep Conservatory in Rhode Island) who has performed off-Broadway and with regional theatres in New England, Lance is also a produced playwright (Chasing Dragons), and has been commissioned to write a screenplay for a new production company in Los Angeles. Short fiction published by 01 Publishing and Pro Se Press (forthcoming). He is currently working on both full-length play and screenplay #2; on a graphic novel set in 1930’s Hollywood; and on his first YA prose trilogy.

AUDIOCOMICS COMPANY CREDITS:
Actor: NORM (Starstruck); Alec Killian (Titanium Rain, Episode One); Howard Deutchman (Honey West: Murder on Mars); Mayor Percy J. Benbough (The Domino Lady: Welcome to San Diegoโ€ฆ); General Todd McAlister (Battle for LA); Sgt. Brian Mulcahy (The Perhapanauts: Monsters Among Us, or Chimaera Wanna Tellya Somethinโ€™); Medulla (Molly Danger, Episode One: Mighty); Det. Donoghue/Timothy Lathrop (The Starling Project); Al Grubb and Ensemble (Locke and Key)

Director: The Domino Lady: Allโ€™s Fair in War (2012); Battle for LA (2013);
Co-Producer on all AudioComics Company productions (except HorrorScopes). Adapted Battle for LA for audio, and co-adapted Molly Danger, Episode One: Mighty.

William Dufrisย (Co-Founder)ย began his audio career in London (radio plays, audio books, film/animation dubbing, language tapes), where he resided for 13 years. During this time, he had the privilege of sharing the microphone in a number of BBC Radio plays with Kathleen Turner, Sharon Gless, Stockard Channing, and Helena Bonham-Carter. He worked with legendary director Dirk Maggs (of Hitchhikerโ€™s Guide to the Galaxy fame) on his audio drama productions of The Amazing Spider-Man (where he voiced the title role of Peter Parker), Judge Dredd, Voyage, and An American Werewolf in London. He is best known as the original voice of Bob the Builder in the popular childrenโ€™s show Bob The Builder for the US and Canada (series 1-9).

These experiences led Dufris to co-found the audio production company The Story Circle, Ltd in the UK, which produced audio theatre programs for numerous publishers. Upon returning to the US, Dufris founded Mindโ€™s Eye Productions, and co-founded AudioComics, for which he has been producer, director, actor and engineer. He was also a guest artist at the National Audio Theatre Festivalโ€™s 2005, 2006, and 2007 Workshops, appearing in the world premiere works The Best Place to Grow Pumpkins, Rewind, Extra-Ordinary, and Histories, and directed Arigon Starrโ€™s audio comedy Super Indian for Native Voices at the Autry Center in Los Angeles.
With over a thousand audiobooks to his credit, Bill is a multiple finalist for the APAโ€™s prestigious Audie Award (winning in 2012 for The Murder of the Century), has garnered numerous Golden Earphones Awards through AudioFile Magazine, and was named by AudioFile as โ€œOne Of The Best Voices At The End Of The Century.โ€AUDIOCOMICS COMPANY CREDITS:
Director: Starstruck (2010); HorrorScopes (2011); Honey West: Murder on Mars; Titanium Rain, Episode One (2012); Gamadin: Word of Honor; Molly Danger, Episode One: Mighty; The Perhapanauts: Monsters Among Us, or Chimaera Wanna Tellya Somethinโ€™ (2013); The Starling Project (2014); Locke & Key (2015)

Actor: Dwannyun of Griivarr and Orga the Killer Cyborg (Starstruck); Ensemble roles (HorrorScopes); Lt. Mark Storm (Honey West: Murder on Mars); Austin Briggs (Molly Danger, Episode One: Mighty); and Karl the Mothman (The Perhapanauts: Monsters Among Us, or Chimaera Wanna Tellya Somethinโ€™)

Co-Producer on all AudioComics productions.

FACEBOOK | INSTAGRAM | TWITTER | WEBSITE | IMDBABOUT POCKET UNIVERSE PRODUCTIONS
Pocket Universe Productions creates fully immersive “audio movies”, adapted from science fiction, fantasy, horror, and thriller prose, as well as from stage plays and graphic novels.Founded by Lance Roger Axt and William Dufris, Pocket Universe elevates audio fiction to a whole new level by offering the best stories from the best writers and utilizing professional voice actors and richly layered soundscapes and music in order to provide stellar audio entertainment.

Pocket Universe is also one of very few production companies that brings a unique collaborative approach to the medium by working in partnership with independent creators and writers, guiding them through the process of adapting their stories for audio, all the while ensuring no unwelcome viewpoint is foisted onto their creations. Pocket Universe offers a second life for any creatorโ€™s story, via a medium that promises to present that creation to an entirely new audience.

Pocket Universe plans to expand our reach into the worlds of video games and animation, bringing the same quality found in our full-cast productions to the audio components of these forms of entertainment. Pocket Universe is also developing an original line of creator-owned properties for trans-media options and sales to the entertainment industry, including Mr. Dufrisโ€™ Twice Upon a Time, and Mr. Axtโ€™s Plunder and Sight Unseen.

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Book #56: The Last Real Girl by L.C. Warman

Praise for THE LAST REAL GIRL:
โ€œWarmanโ€™s taut prose is pitched perfectly for her subject matter, managing to make the high school drama feel high-stakes and creepy by turnsโ€ฆ The authorโ€™s sharp senses of pacing and character make this a thoroughly enjoyable read. Readers will be waiting with anticipation for future volumes. A captivating teen mystery in a secretive lakeside town.โ€ -Kirkus Reviews

Book Description:
When 17-year-old Reese first moved to the wealthy, lakeshore town of St. Clair over five years ago, she never expected someone like Charlotte Walters to take her under her wing. Charlotte is everything that Reese is not: rich, gorgeous, and carefree, living with her enigmatic older brother and her parents in a mansion at the top of the lake.

But when senior year starts, everything seems off. Reese notices that Charlotteโ€™s older brother Aiden keeps coming back from college to hang around on weekends, stoic and grim. And Charlotteโ€™s parents seem more distracted, almost lost. Meanwhile, Charlotte keeps insisting to Reese that nothing is wrong, and decides to host a Halloween party with the theme of โ€œmissing girls.โ€

That night, at the party, Charlotte goes missing.

Everyone who attended becomes an instant suspect, from Charlotteโ€™s brother (who argued with Charlotte earlier that night), to Charlotteโ€™s field hockey teammate (who wasnโ€™t invited to the party in the first place), to Reese herself (who was the last person to see Charlotte alive, out near the lake).

With the clock ticking, Reese must unravel what happened to her best friend, and dig through the layers of secrets protecting people in St. Clair. Because now, being the quiet sidekick wonโ€™t cut it. And maybe only an outsider to St. Clair can truly confront all of the townโ€™s dark mysteries.

About:
L.C. Warman is the author of spooky young adult mysteries. She grew up in New England, in a town where real estate contracts stipulated that you couldnโ€™t back out if you discovered your new place was haunted. She currently lives in a Michigan lakeside town with her husband and two dogs.

I received a copy from the publisher via Audiobook Boom for an honest review. What follows is my opinion and mine alone. There was no compensation for this review.

The Last Real Girlย by L.C. Warman is definitely a mystery to start reading. Truthfully, I feel it could be joined with the other two books just from how this one ended, but I do say this book is a fully thought out book and a great introduction to something truly dark.

The first thing that caught my attention was the way Charlotte is described. It reminded me of how I would describe my own best friend. As something other, someone to aspire to, and a person I would probably set aside anything to make sure she was safe. It helped me feel connected to Reese and the mystery unfolding in front of her. The mystery behind her best friend’s disappearance.

You don’t get much in the reveal of the mystery (the bulk of the story unfolds in three books), but you do get a taste of the environment. And, in my opinion, environment is key in a mystery.

And boy does this town seem odd. Like, really odd. Shady Pines kind of odd. The kind of odd that you wonder if you are in the Twilight Zone. And yet, I don’t think this is all of the oddity around the town. I have a feeling that Charlotte’s disappearance and the disappearance of other girls is closely intertwined with the deeper mystery of the town.

It is inspiring, odd, and just gets the mental gears running. I am left trying to piece together what little information I have from book one. And no answers are given. We have only more questions.

I definitely say you need to read the second book after this one. I am going to have to.

As for the narration of the audiobook, the narrator is a good one. Her reading and voices pulled me into the world of the story. The narrator is a good mix of the teen we relate with and the ethereal feel to the strange town. A great choice for a moody mystery that leaves you wanting more.

Final Rating: 4/5

Book #54: The Haunting of Hillwood Farm by Kathryn Knight

After tragedy strikes, Callie Sinclair is left with a gift she never wantedโ€”the ability to communicate with ghosts. But when a desperate widow begs for her help, she reluctantly agrees to investigate the strange occurrences at Hillwood Farm. She quickly realizes sheโ€™s dealing with a dangerous presence beyond anything sheโ€™s ever experienced, and something else becomes equally clearโ€”the only other living person in the house, Mrs. Turnerโ€™s handsome grandson, thinks sheโ€™s a scam artist. While sheโ€™d prefer to just ignore him, her heart beats a little faster every time heโ€™s nearby.ย 

Luke Turner doesnโ€™t believe in spirits. Heโ€™s moved back to restore the family farm, but living on the property serves a dual purposeโ€”he can watch out for his grandmother. Heโ€™s not happy about the sudden appearance of a self-described psychic, or his inexplicable attraction to her. His initial suspicions crumble as evidence points to an actual haunting, but heโ€™s still determined not to fall for Callieโ€”the past has taught him itโ€™s best to avoid relationships.ย 

As Callie is drawn deeper into the mystery, she becomes the target of a vengeful spirit, and Luke can no longer fight his feelings for her. Unable to resist their desire, passion ignitesโ€ฆeven as the paranormal activity escalates to a final deadly confrontation.ย 

BEST ROMANTIC SUSPENSE OF 2018 at N.N. Light’s Book Heaven Reviewsย 

This title previously published in the USA TODAY Bestselling Love Under Fire Romantic Suspense Thrillers Box Set

I received an audible code via Audiobook Obsession, a Facebook group for audiobook lovers and romance. What follows is my honest opinion on what I’ve listened to. There was no compensation made for this review.

The Haunting of Hillwood Farmย is equal parts spooky and romance. There were scenes that I was genuinely feeling the shivers over. One scene in particular, but I don’t want to go too into depth because it will spoil everything.

The romance was well written and the intimate scenes are okay with little ears around. I accidentally forgot to stop my audiobook in front of my son. He didn’t start asking questions, so it was good.

I loved that the main issue, aside from the ghostie problem, was an internal one. The story didn’t focus on a non-believer and believer dynamic, but the personal struggle on whether or not a relationship was something either of the characters wanted.

All in all, the book was well written and I was definitely rooting for the two. They have great energy between them and it made for a good spooky romance. I would love to see this in a Hallmark movie.

Final Rating: 4/5

Book #51: Alister in Wonderland by KuroKoneko Kamen

GENDERBENT FAIRYTALES COLLECTIONย 
Alister in Wonderlandย 
Handsome and the Yetiย 
Petra Panย 

A genderbent reimagining of the classic fairytale Alice in Wonderlandโ€ฆย 

Alister Kingsley is an eccentric, London artist who is famous for his surreal, fanciful paintings set in a land that only exists in his imagination: Wonderland.ย 

Alisterโ€™s โ€˜dream girlโ€™ Madeline Hatter wasnโ€™t supposed to be real. But when the White Rabbit shows up at his art expo, and leads him down the rabbit hole Alister comes face-to-face with the Mad Hatter herself when she rescues him from getting barbequed by the King of Heartโ€™s pet: the Jabberwocky.ย 

As it turns out, Madeline got herself into a pickle, and needs Alisterโ€™s help. She has him sign a magical contract that enters him into a tournament to win her hand in marriage. Alister must complete an impossible task, participate in a Wonderland Joust where the rules arenโ€™t exactly normal, and defeat the other contenders: Crimson the King of Hearts, Clover the White King, and Cheshire Cat slave, Chesher.ย 

Madeline isnโ€™t allowed to help Alister, and Crim keeps sending assassins after his head. Will Alister be able to win the tournament so that Madeline wonโ€™t have to marry the sadistic, bloodthirsty King of Hearts?ย 

Take the blue pill and find outโ€ฆย 

I received an Audible code from the author for an honest review. What follows is my opinion and mine alone. There was no compensation for this review.

I am officially in love with the genderbent fairy tales KuroKoneko Kamen writes. Each book stands well on their own, but are actually a part of a larger universe. I’m not sure if you need to read them in order of publication, but I didn’t and I don’t feel like it took away from any of the stories.

Alister in Wonderland is an Alice in Wonderland retelling with an artist coward as our main hero. Despite his cowardice, he perseveres and learns many things about himself and the world he used to only know in his paintings.

I love that KuroKoneko Kamen weaves pop culture into the stories, but doesn’t let the references overtake the characters. Kamen is able to not only pay homage to the original story source, but also make a unique tale of its own. Not to mention one that reaches into other stories to make a bigger universe. Oh to be a fly on the wall in Kamen’s office and see the universe notes.

All in all, this book is an action-packed read and had me entertained through the whole thing.

Final Rating: 4/5

Book #48: If the Shoe Fits by Laura Greenwood


Even Cinderella didn’t have it this hard…When Sadie goes to the royal wedding against her step-motherโ€™s wishes, she didnโ€™t expect to be swept off her feet by the groomโ€™s brother. Leo is everything she could have dreamed of; charming, handsome, accomplished…the only problem is that heโ€™s also a crown prince.Dare Sadie follow her heart?

I received an Audible code via Audiobook Obsession for an honest review. What follows is my opinion and mine alone. There was no compensation for this review.

If the Shoe Fits is a standalone Cinderella retelling set in the same world as her ME series (a series of reverse harem romances). This book is not a reverse harem. It is a contemporary story about a lady of the gentry falling for a man who turns out to be a prince.

This is actually not my first Greenwood book, but I do like this one more than the other book. It is a well written and quick read with a good cast of characters. Cinderella isn’t my favorite fairy tale, but there is something about a retelling that hooks me. This book is a retelling but with a sexy twist.

The narrator was a perfect choice. I could see Sadie, Rita, and Enrique. I also saw Leo, but I didn’t hear a difference in accent. That said, his voice was well done and the narrator was able to separate the characters for the listener.

All in all, I do hope Greenwood will write more fairy tale retellings. I love the modern feel and the royalty/gentry side of things. It was a fun read and I do recommend for someone in need for a quick romance with a fairy tale twist.

Final Rating: 4/5

Book #46: Enhancer 3 by Wyatt Kane

Ty Wilcox has leveled up. Unfortunately, so have his enemies.ย 
Ty is no longer the loser he had once been. Heโ€™s gone from zero to superhero, all thanks to a device on his wrist that brings a hidden power out into the light.

Before Ty came along, only a few of the devices existed. But a secretive villain has learned how to make them, and one of New Lincolnโ€™s most dangerous crime lords has a supply of them as well.

And now, superpowered villains even stronger than Ty are stepping out of the dark.

The balance of power is changing, and not for the better.

Does Ty have the power to stop it, even with his growing team of superheroines at his side?

Warning and minor spoilers:ย โ€œEnhancer 3โ€ is an 18+ book intended for mature readers. It contains sex, violence, and nudity, but itโ€™s all very tastefully done. It includes very light gamelit elements, occasional bad language, and is set in a cyberpunk alternate future. Most of all, you will find an engaging superhero adventure story with a few unexpected twists.

The Enhancer series was written with one thing in mind: fun. If thatโ€™s what youโ€™re looking for, youโ€™ve come to the right place.

I received an Audible code via Audiobook Boom for an honest review. What follows is my opinion and mine alone. There was no compensation for this review.

I have been hooked on the Enhancer series since book one. It is geeky, packed with action, and fun.ย  Enhancer 3ย begins where the second one ends. Ty and team are unsure about Lilith. They are also given a new set of villains and have a ton of devices to find.

I enjoyed this one about as much as I enjoyed the second, possibly more. The characters are growing and there are twists I wasn’t completely expecting. I did not care for Ty’s decisions in this book, but I felt it was true with the character and story. I just hope that what he has done doesn’t end up messing things up in the end.

The twists are making me wonder just what The Master does have planned. I’m also interested to see how the team grows.

The narrator, Chris Graves, is great. However, there was a moment where it seemed Lilith sounded too much like Dinah or the other way around. It was enough to make a mental note of it, but doesn’t take away from the story.ย  Like the other books previously, there are sex scenes, so take note of that if it bothers you. Honestly, the dynamic of all the characters and their personal lives didn’t bother me as much as I might have thought before starting this series.

I feel Wyatt Kane has written a good group of people who are open with each other for the most part. Except for one individual, but it goes with the story and character development. So, I’m okay with that. All in all, I am definitely going to request book four once it is out.

Final Rating: 4/5

Book #45: Chasing His Squirrel by Golden Angel

When Brady Bunson first meets Jesse O’Neal, she’s sick and dying from one of the illnesses that have ravaged the small shifter population. As a shifter squirrel with a tiger ancestor way back in her family line, Jesse is actually an ideal candidate for Dr. Montgomery’s work… all the pain the Bunson family has gone through will finally save a life instead of ruining one.

Although Brady is falling for Jesse, he doesn’t really know what to do with his emotions. The Company is still out there and his family won’t be safe until they’re taken down – and now that Jesse is a successful experiment using the same science, she won’t be either. Having spent most of his prime dating years in a lab, all of his relationship experience from high school tells him it’s unfair to ask Jesse to put her life on hold for him in a long distance relationship while his focus is entirely on taking down The Company to ensure the safety of those he loves, even if she’s included in that group.

But he has more trouble letting her go than he thought he would.

Chasing His Squirrel is approximately 65k words and contains some sizzling hot sexy times between an alpha male and a young woman grabbing hold of her second chance at life with both hands.

I received an Audible code from Audiobook Obsession (a Facebook group) for an honest review. What follows is my opinion and mine alone. There was no compensation for this review.

Chasing His Squirrelย is the second in a many book series of shifter romances. Each book has a romantic storyline, but is a part of the overarching story about an evil group, known as The Company, and the shifters who work with the government to stop the illegal testing of humans and shifters alike.

The good thing is, I didn’t really need to read book one to understand what was going on. The author makes sure to put in the important information down for the reader. However, it did seem to be a bit repetitive at times. I feel that once, maybe twice, is enough, but Chasing His Squirrel had it happen enough for me to really take notice. It did pull me away from the story for a few seconds, but I was back on it after that.

The story itself is a cute romance with the characters actually communicating with each other instead of having the normal misunderstandings that I’ve seen in other romances. I like that they were adults and acted like adults. I think I may have been reading less adult-oriented romances if this isn’t a new thing, but still, I appreciate the maturity level of the characters and made me like their relationship more.

The narrator did a good job overall. There were moments that I was pulled away from the story, but I think that may have had more to do with the repetitiveness instead of the actual execution of the audiobook.

All in all, the story is cute, was fun, and had a bit of something different (the shifter hybridization in particular). I wouldn’t mind reading more of the series.

Final Rating: 4/5

Book #44: Shades of Fury by Heather Renee

Taya’s just been named alpha-in-training. First order of business: avenging her twin brother’s death.ย 

When Cord connected a rival pack to the disappearances of humans, he paid the ultimate price. Now it’s up to Taya to pick up where he left off and find justice for those who have been harmed.

As she closes in on her brother’s murderer, the threats only escalate. He wasn’t the only target, and now everyone she loves is in danger, further fueling Taya’s need for revenge.

With the help of an irresistible shifter named Liam, they set out in search of the only witch coven strong enough to set things right. Only Taya isn’t sure who to trust and if she doesn’t decide soon, she could lose not only her heart, but the people she loves most.

I received an Audible code from the author for an honest review. What follows is my opinion and mine alone. There was no compensation for this review

Shades of Furyย is the first book in the series. It centers around Taya, a wolf shifter, and her mission to protect not only her pack but also humankind. Right off the bat, I was into this story. You may think this is more romance from the blurb, but I felt it as more an urban fantasy with a romantic element.

The writing is well done. It’s engaging and pulls you in. Likewise, the narrator was a great choice. She gave an already well written Taya a voice. Also, she wasn’t bad with her male voices. I didn’t have any trouble discerning who was who.

As a story, it is fast paced and ends on a cliffhanger. I do want to listen to the second book and I do really like Heather Renee’ as an author. I’m going to have to read more.

Final Rating: 4/5