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  • How to Self-Publish Romance with Friends

  • Have Fun, Make Money, & Create Something
  • By: AJ Tipton
  • Narrated by: Debbie Andreen
  • Length: 1 hr and 50 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 1
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 1
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 1

Are you ready to have fun and make money self-publishing with friends? Writing can be difficult, lonely work when done alone. But it doesn't have to be that way. We offer a method of self-publishing that is collaborative and fun. If you're breaking into the self-publishing world or just starting out, this is the guide for you! How to Self-Publish Romance with Friends is an indispensable blueprint for evolving your story ideas into published works. We want to save you from the frustration and loneliness of trying to do everything yourself.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A great insight into writing with a partner.

  • By Inishowen Cailin on 07-10-18

A great insight into writing with a partner.

Overall
5 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 07-10-18

As someone who has never published a book I found the advice here to be sensible and easy to follow.
The authors gives a lot of insight into what it entails to write with a partner and some of the pitfalls to avoid along the way.
The advice is sensible and realistic.
I enjoyed the narration. It sounded like a friend telling me about their experiences and it left me with a very positive feeling about publishing in general and how accessible it can be to anyone with a good idea and determination.
I found the advice on translations and audio books to be very interesting as well.

I voluntarily reviewed a review copy provided at my own request.

  • A Lady Like No Other: A Regency Romance

  • Regency Black Hearts, Book 3
  • By: Claudia Stone
  • Narrated by: Virginia Ferguson
  • Length: 5 hrs and 45 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 2
  • Performance
    3.5 out of 5 stars 2
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2

Beautiful, titled, and wealthy to boot, Lady Lydia Beaufort was expected to have a spectacular London Season. There was just one problem; the eccentric daughter of the Earl of Galway had no intention of becoming the ton’s darling. Especially if it involved humoring the awful herds of fortune hunters and greedy second sons, intent on making her their bride. All Lydia wanted was to be left alone in peace, to read her beloved Lord Byron. That is, until an incorrigible rogue of a Marquess burst into her life and turned all her ideas about love upside down.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • A pleasant, lighthearted story

  • By Inishowen Cailin on 29-09-18

A pleasant, lighthearted story

Overall
4 out of 5 stars
Performance
3 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 29-09-18

This was a pleasant and lighthearted story.
The characters had a very cute 'friends' relationship before they realized they were in love with each other. It was a lot of fun especially as unexpected competition from an Italian Count complicated the matter further.
I found it refreshing that Lady Lydia grew up in Ireland and she was well versed in Irish myths and legends.
This was a good and very enjoyable story. I will be buying more books by the author.

The narration was very good although I was disappointed that more care wasn't taken with finding the correct pronunciation for the Irish words used in the story. 'Fianna' and 'mac tíre' can be easily found using Google or YouTube.
There were a few strange pronunciations of English words as well which I found distracting e.g. 'valiantly,' 'Gallic' (as in Gallic shrug) and imbecile.

I voluntarily reviewed a copy provided free of charge at my own request.




  • The Foundling Lady

  • The Foundling Series, Volume 2
  • By: Audrey Harrison
  • Narrated by: Melanie Fraser
  • Length: 6 hrs and 8 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 2
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 2
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 2

Fact and fiction come together to create a compelling historical romance. Miss Emily Wallis is a bluestocking whose parents have caused enough scandal for her to retreat from society. Mrs. Agnes Jones is living a lie which she is desperately trying to keep hidden. Viscount Robert Wilding is suffering from his injuries gained at Salamanca and the loss of his brothers. They are three damaged individuals who are on life-changing journeys in ways they could never have foreseen.   

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Excellent

  • By Inishowen Cailin on 26-09-18

Excellent

Overall
5 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 26-09-18

An excellent follow up to the Foundling Duke. Audrey Harrison has become one of my favourite authors in the genre.
In this story we see the twins who were separated at birth finally be reunited as adults and with their birth mother as well.
Their story is sad, bittersweet and full of surprises.
The romance was well written and entertaining. The narrator, Melanie Fraser, gives a wonderful performance. I wanted to listen to this book all in one go as I couldn't put it down.


I voluntarily reviewed a gifted copy.

  • Mystery Loves Company

  • John Pickett Mysteries, Volume 7
  • By: Sheri Cobb South
  • Narrated by: Joel L Froomkin
  • Length: 8 hrs and 18 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3

Returning to London after his honeymoon (For Deader or Worse), Bow Street Runner John Pickett soon discovers wedded bliss is not without its pitfalls, as he finds it galling to be financially dependent on Julia, his aristocratic bride. When he is summoned to the home of Lady Washbourn, Pickett finds he has something in common with the young countess: like himself, Lady Washbourn has married above her station and now finds herself adrift in a world to which she does not truly belong. 

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • I love this series.

  • By Inishowen Cailin on 26-09-18

I love this series.

Overall
4 out of 5 stars
Performance
4 out of 5 stars
Story
4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 26-09-18

I love listening to this series and I eagerly await each addition as it is published. The narration is always very good.

John Pickett always seems to find the most intriguing cases to solve. This one was no exception.
I liked that John's new case involved his attending a masked ball. He was out of his element and it was humorous to watch him grapple with social niceties and fashion. I'm hoping to see more of John attending high society events in the future.
His relationship with Lady Julia has its rocky times but they are always outweighed by sweet, romantic moments. You can't help but want good things to happen for the pair of them.

I enjoyed listening to this book very much. I can't wait for the next one.

I voluntarily reviewed a copy provided by the author at my own request.

  • Lover's Absolution

  • Circle of Blood, Book Four
  • By: R. A. Steffan, Jaelynn Woolf
  • Narrated by: Gwendolyn Druyor
  • Length: 7 hrs and 39 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 10
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 8
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 8

Xander hates werewolves. In all fairness, they’re not too keen on him either. Normally, avoidance would be the obvious solution. At least, it would be if the werewolves in question weren’t holding a newly-turned six-year-old vampire child as a prisoner. Alone in London, it’s up to Xander to rescue the boy before he can fall into the hands of Bael’s sadistic servant, Bastian Kovac. That mission that becomes exponentially more difficult when Xander discovers the identity of the mysterious female werewolf acting as the boy’s guardian.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • An entertaining series

  • By Inishowen Cailin on 23-08-18

An entertaining series

Overall
4 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars
Story
4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 23-08-18

A good listen although the series is very formulaic. I like to leave a gap between each book before I listen.
I liked the fact that there was a werewolf in this instalment as it gave the series a new twist.
I really love the bond and camaraderie between the group of vampires. The action scenes were great and the romance hot.
I look forward to reading the rest of the series to see how it all ends!

I voluntarily reviewed a copy provided at my own request.

  • Meredith Potts Cozy Mystery Anthology

  • By: Meredith Potts
  • Narrated by: Marley Welling
  • Length: 9 hrs and 58 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    2 out of 5 stars 1
  • Performance
    3 out of 5 stars 1
  • Story
    2 out of 5 stars 1

Private investigator Melanie Cooper's life is upended during her morning jog in the forest when she discovers a mysterious woman with a bump on her head, a bloodstain on her sweater, and a nasty case of amnesia. Melanie races against time to find out the woman's identity, how she ended up wandering the forest frantically, and where that bump on her head came from. 

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • Very simplistic, light reading

  • By Inishowen Cailin on 17-08-18

Very simplistic, light reading

Overall
2 out of 5 stars
Performance
3 out of 5 stars
Story
2 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 17-08-18

I love cosy mysteries especially if they have some humour, suspense and witty dialogue. This collection was threadbare in all accounts and I was left disappointed. I didn't like all of the stories because I felt like they lacked action. Everything we learn about the case happens through dialogue and the information is relayed after the fact during interviews.
I was particularly disappointed in the ending of 'College Can be Murder.' It was very rushed and I couldn't get over the actions of the PI. I couldn't believe that's how she handled the situation. I didn't like it.

I've read some of Meredith Potts work before and enjoyed them as light escapist reading.
The stories are quick reads. You can listen to each book in a few hours.

The narration sounded very tinny to the ear and it didn't sound like it was made in a professional studio. The narrator's actual performance of the story and characters was quite good otherwise.

I voluntarily reviewed a copy provided by the author at my own request.

  • The Marquess of Temptation

  • Reluctant Regency Brides Series, Book 3
  • By: Claudia Stone
  • Narrated by: Duchess DeFoix, Duke DeFoix
  • Length: 4 hrs and 36 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 2
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 2
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 2

Since her father’s death, Miss Hestia B. Stockbow has been living a lie. Working as a companion, under an assumed name, all she wants to do is keep her head down and forget about the scandalous tragedy that haunts her past. There’s only one problem… After two delicious, stolen kisses, the usually aloof Alexander Delaney, Marquess of Falconbridge, finds himself entranced by Belinda Bowstock, a lowly paid companion. When he discovers that she is, in fact, his missing ward, Alex realizes there's only one thing he can do: Marry the chit and help her solve the mystery of her father's death.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Good story

  • By Inishowen Cailin on 17-08-18

Good story

Overall
4 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars
Story
4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 17-08-18

I hadn't read any of the other books in the series but I enjoyed this one very much and would happily pick up the others to listen to.
A nice romance with a little bit of mystery. Greatly entertaining on a dull day at home.

  • Defending Allye

  • Mountain Mercenaries Series, Book 1
  • By: Susan Stoker
  • Narrated by: Stella Bloom
  • Length: 8 hrs and 17 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 15
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 15
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 15

Ever since his rescue op off the Pacific Coast, Mountain Mercenary Gray Rogers hasn’t been able to forget his latest “job” - Allye Martin. Any other woman would have panicked during a rescue, but the wily dancer kept her cool - even after being kidnapped. And Gray couldn’t be happier when a grateful Allye follows him home.... For Allye, finding sanctuary in the arms - and bed - of Rogers is only temporary. People are disappearing off the streets of San Francisco, victims of the same underground trade that targeted her, and Allye could be the key to dismantling the entire operation.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • again i loved it

  • By Claire on 14-08-18

A Great new series!

Overall
5 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 17-08-18

I loved this! and listened to it all nearly in one day.

Gray and Allye made a lovely couple. The way they bonded during her rescue at the beginning of the book was funny, cute, heartwarming and had me glued tot he story. I was invested in both of the them from the get go and couldn't put the story down.
I can't wait to read the second book in the story.

Narration was very good and the characters all very well performed.




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  • The Earl of Sunderland

  • Wicked Regency Romance (The Wicked Earls' Club)
  • By: Aubrey Wynne, Wicked Earls' Club
  • Narrated by: Kevin Archer
  • Length: 4 hrs and 47 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 2
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 2
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 2

Needing an escape from his late brother’s memory and reputation, Kit visits the family estate for the summer. Lady Grace, a beauty visiting from a neighboring estate, becomes a welcome distraction. When the chance to return to the military becomes a valid possibility, the earl finds himself wavering between his old life and the lure of an exceptional - and unwilling - woman. 

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Very Good!

  • By Inishowen Cailin on 16-08-18

Very Good!

Overall
5 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 16-08-18

A sweet and charming Regency romance. There were a few poignant moments that tugged at my heartstrings.
Although billed as a novella it felt like a full length novel as the story was very well developed and the characters were fully fledged. I listened to this book in one sitting and I enjoyed it immensely. I look forward to more by the author and more of the series.
The narration was excellent. I would definitely listen to more books performed by the narrator.


I voluntarily reviewed a gifted copy.

  • Daisy McDare Six Book Cozy Mystery Set

  • By: K.M. Morgan
  • Narrated by: Donna Soto
  • Length: 14 hrs and 59 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3

Daisy McDare's vacation plans go awry when a washed-up rock star turns up dead and the local detective thinks Daisy's cousin Addison is the killer. Daisy arms herself with cupcakes, one-liners, and plenty of spunk to find the killer before her cousin goes to jail for a crime she didn't commit.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • It’s not everyday that you get 6 * joy fullness !

  • By Ostfeld on 30-08-18

Great series

Overall
4 out of 5 stars
Performance
4 out of 5 stars
Story
4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 31-07-18

What a fun series this is. The characters are all very quirky and there is lots of humour and banter.
The mysteries are short but entertaining and just long enough to enjoy listening to one whole story each day.
The narrator did a good job and I found her voice and expressions made very easy listening.

I would recommend reading the series in order to fully appreciate the lovable Daisy McDare. However, they work excellently as standalone stories. The box set is a fantastic way to collect this series. I loved it.


I voluntarily reviewed a gifted copy.