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Ascension: Volume I, Part I

Length: 7 hrs and 22 mins
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Summary

Eleven years of Parker Stevens' life have sped by, the time moving so slowly, he’d assumed he would be in the mental institution forever for the murders he’d committed when he was 15. His days are monotonous and uneventful...until he is released and meets her. 

She elicits a feeling in him so strong that a power awakens within his very being. He doesn’t recognize himself or understand why the power ignites whenever he’s around her. Either way, Parker knows he’s in love. 

Luna is trapped. She lives with the man who kidnapped her as a child and subsequently raised her. Now, she’s his lover, a role she is forced to portray and to accept. However, it doesn’t stop her from hating his guts. She remains because she is indebted; she must continue to use herself as payment in order to free her father from captivity. But then she meets Parker, the man’s nephew, and starts to want something...for herself...for once.

With featured music by Stumbleine - "She Stole the Beach"

©2018 Yolanda Hatcher (P)2018 Yolanda Hatcher

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Ascension

This book! Oh, my goodness! This book gives life to an avid reader like me. It's like the water we need for our bodies. The intrigue, suspense, twists and turns will have you putting aside real world responsibilities. Also, the narration was excellent. Out of all the audiobooks I have listened to, this is one of the best I have heard. It seemed as if the narrators embodied the characters. I did not feel like I was listening to an audiobook. It felt like I was watching a movie, just without the picture effect. It was amazing! I can't wait to start reading part two.

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Surprisingly amazing start to a series!

I don't usually read this genre as I prefer real life romance but this was amazing! The story was interesting and fast paced so it kept you wanting to listen to what happens next. The characters were likeable and you felt invested in them from the very beginning. I loved the instant spark between Luna and Parker and I loved the fantasy world that Yolanda has created in my mind. Be warned its part of a series but I feel invested enough in this story to read the next part, this part of the story doesn't feel even halfway through its story so I feel like this could be a long running series to get to the HEA (if there is one!)

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Wow 😮

I was not expecting to Facebook I can’t wait and hoping part two will be soon its the first book from this author

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I really enjoyed this book, but to give everyone warning, it has a cliffhanger. I am anxious to see what happens next and hope the next audiobook is released soon.

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NEED MORE!!!!

I loved loved loved this book! I need to get my hands on the rest of them so I can devour this story! The characters were quick to connect to and root for or hate. I really adored the darkness versus light vibe as well. It could have been the normal blah blah of it all, but it wasn't. It had a very unique twist that I adored. I just couldn't get enough. I didn't want to stop reading.

There's only one little flaw I find with this book is that there are certain moments that were brushed over that I feel like should have been given more clarification. Also, it takes a bit to realize that time has jumped. This is just my opinion of course. Maybe it's written like that on purpose.

Either way, I loved it. I fully enjoyed it. I couldn't get enough of it. I fully recommend it! I NEED THE REST OF THE BOOKS!

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Wow....amazing

This is such a wonderful story. Everything you will ever need in a book. Magic, adventure, good guys and bad! I fell in love immediately with this world and its characters. Yolanda is new to me and I’m itching for more!! Great performances from all the narrator’s.

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  • Lina Marie
  • 11-10-18

⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ It’s worth the credit!

I was overjoyed when the audible version of this book came out. Yolanda Hatcher managed to bring all the chemistry between Luna and Parker out in this audible. As short as it was. It’s not an insta love/get married/have a baby type of fantasy romance. This is a slow burn with a whole lot of back story filled with detail fantasy romance. It has all the requirements that I want for a slow burn romance, but with so much more depth. A love triangle, kidnapping, lost memories, forbidden love, and lost goes on. All with the bonus that this is fantasy. I can’t wait for the part 2.

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  • Kay
  • 29-09-18

Great story

This was my first Yolanda Hatcher novel and I loved it. This fantasy story had me hooked and at the edge of my seat from beginning to end. There was never a dull moment, the story was fast paced, intriguing, well-written and engrossing with twists and turns along the way. The main characters Luna and Parker had intense chemistry and the other characters were all so interesting and had so much to offer. 

I greatly enjoyed the audible version of this novel. It was Narrated by Anne-Marie Agbodji, Jason Clarke, Amanda Leigh Cobb and John York. They did an amazing job with the characters and giving life to them.  The story ended in a cliff-hanger and I can't wait for the next book. I would highly recommend this story. It was a great read. 

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  • Jocelyne
  • 28-09-18

Great first book in the Series

This was my first Yolanda Hatcher's book and definitely won't be the last. This paranormal romance story is really well written, complex, interesting, captivating and entertaining. I love the story of Parker and Luna. Their chemistry is really strong! The other characters are also very interesting. The storyline is filled with twist and turns and the story ends with a cliffhanger. I can't wait for the next book in the Series! The narration is absolutely breathtaking and exceptionally well done. The narrators have a great voice, easy to listen. I really enjoyed my listening. I received this free review copy audiobook at my request and I have voluntarily left this review.

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  • Tammy B Oakley
  • 26-09-18

I loved this book!

This story took me places I never expected. A few surprises I didn’t see coming and the excitement of becoming something greater than you ever thought possible. The perfect combination of sadness, angst, love & magic.
My only negative about this book is at times there was so many layers of information and back story that I got confused! It didn’t stop me from continuing and moving on and I’m glad I did. I don’t like cliffhangers but that will not stop me from listening to book 2. The narration was really good except at times the male narration didn’t quite pull off the accent of the female character but again, I didnt care because other than that the narration was amazing. I would recommend this story.

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  • CM
  • 23-09-18

Amazing

It is usually a struggle for me to finish audibles but I loved this one. I like how each character's point of view was read by someone else. The story is just as good as from when I read it. I am so happy that volume two is out so that I can continue the journey!

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  • Aurallover61
  • 21-09-18

Great Story

I loved this dark story! How they found each other and their power awakened and sent them to another world. I love all the twists and cannot wait for the next book. Narration was fabulous!

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  • Mandi
  • 13-09-18

Really Good!

Wow, this is my first paranormal/fantasy book and it was really good!! The story is very interesting and it drew me in from chapter 1! I love Parker and Luna! They both had to grow up in terrible situations and it seems they can’t catch a break. The beginning is pretty normal and seems like your typical romance and mid-way it turned into all fantasy. The narration is really good! I can’t wait for the conclusion of their story!

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  • Kuron
  • 07-09-18

A Must Listen!

Awesome story with twists! Beyond what I expected. Love the narration. Cant wait for Book2! Book2!

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  • Bryant
  • 02-09-18

I judged this book by its cover...

I never usually leave reviews, but this book was AMAZING!!! Acension is satisfying yet relatable content that'll leave you wanting more.

I actually looked forward to my commute because I would anticipate to listen on my ride home from work everyday.

Parker and Luna's story just captivated me...I'm super excited for part 2!!

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  • Indi300
  • 31-08-18

Amazing

I already have the Kindle edition of this book and was so excited for the audible version. This lived up to all of the hype. I really enjoyed this can't wait for the next part. Amazing job Yolanda.

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