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    • The Cupcake Witch

    • The Chancellor Fairy Tales, Book 2
    • By: Melanie Karsak
    • Narrated by: Hollie Jackson
    • Length: 2 hrs and 36 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 1
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      5 out of 5 stars 1
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      5 out of 5 stars 1

    Buttercream. Vanilla. Fondant. Dark chocolate. Brown sugar. Molasses. Baking has always been my true love, but it wasn't until my mother's death, and the unexpected inheritance of Serendipity Gardens, that my bliss called me. Bittersweet. But Serendipity Gardens has more to offer than just a potential shopfront. An unusual recipe box left to me by a distant relative might be the key to unlocking my dreams. Too bad the most powerful family in Chancellor has plans that could turn those dreams to ruins - literally.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • So descriptive and characterful I could see it in my head like a movie!

    • By Lolah on 25-10-18

    Regular price: £6.79

    • Beauty and Beastly

    • Steampunk Beauty and the Beast (Steampunk Fairy Tales)
    • By: Melanie Karsak
    • Narrated by: Lesley Parkin
    • Length: 6 hrs and 4 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 2
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      5 out of 5 stars 2
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 2

    When Isabelle Hawking and her papa set out from London on a sea voyage, Isabelle is thrilled. Visiting foreign courts, learning from master tinkerers, and studying mechanicals is her dream. But Isabelle never arrives. Swept up in a tempest, her ship is lost. Isabelle survives the storm only to be shipwrecked on a seemingly deserted island. The magical place, dotted with standing stones, faerie mounds, and a crumbling castle, hints of an ancient past. Isabelle may be an unwilling guest, but her arrival marks a new beginning for the beastly residents of this forgotten land.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • The perfect story for your listening pleasure

    • By Lolah on 17-12-18

    Regular price: £18.29

    • Highland Vengeance

    • The Celtic Blood Series, Book 3
    • By: Melanie Karsak
    • Narrated by: Lesley Parkin
    • Length: 10 hrs and 58 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 2
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 2
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 2

    Scotland, 1032. Everything Gruoch loves has turned to ash. With Gillacoemgain gone, Gruoch rides north with her newborn son and a broken heart. While she desperately clings to hope, Gruoch's new alliance with Macbeth proves more challenging than she ever anticipated. Only her unexpected reunion with an important person from her past offers solace. All may yet be well, but the raven's wary eyes cannot help but notice clouds gathering on the horizon.   

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • A fabulous story, whether you read it or listen to it!

    • By Lolah on 10-11-18

    Regular price: £22.89

    • Chasing the Star Garden

    • A Steampunk Romantic Adventure Novel: The Airship Racing Chronicles, Book 1
    • By: Melanie Karsak
    • Narrated by: Libby Clearfield
    • Length: 6 hrs and 52 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3 out of 5 stars 6
    • Performance
      2.5 out of 5 stars 6
    • Story
      3.5 out of 5 stars 6

    It all begins on one of the worst days of Lily's life. She just lost the London leg of the 1823 Airship Grand Prix. To top it off, a harlequin fleeing from constables shoved a kaleidoscope down her pants, told her to fly to Venice, then threw himself from her airship tower. What's a girl to do? For Lily, the answer is easy: Drink absinthe and smoke opium.

    • 1 out of 5 stars
    • Absolutely terrible accents!

    • By cheka on 07-02-17

    Regular price: £18.79

    • Curiouser and Curiouser: Steampunk Alice in Wonderland

    • Steampunk Fairy Tales
    • By: Melanie Karsak
    • Narrated by: Lesley Parkin
    • Length: 5 hrs and 24 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 3
    • Performance
      3 out of 5 stars 3
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 3

    To save the Hatter, Alice must work with the one man she despises so much that she might still love him. Alice thought she'd turned over a new leaf. No more working for Jabberwocky. No more making deals with the ruthless Queen of Hearts. No more hanging around The Mushroom with tinkers, tarts, scoundrels, and thieves in London's criminal underbelly. But she'd been bonkers to dream.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • An excellent narrator brings a real sparkle to this diamond of a book

    • By Lolah on 09-02-18

    Regular price: £18.79

    • Highland Raven

    • The Celtic Blood Series, Book 1
    • By: Melanie Karsak
    • Narrated by: Lesley Parkin
    • Length: 8 hrs and 6 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 1
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      5 out of 5 stars 1
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 1

    Scotland, 1026 - Gruoch, descendant of the line of MacAlpin, should have been born into a life of ease. But fate is fickle. Her father's untimely death, rumored to have been plotted by King Malcolm, leaves her future uncertain and stained by the prophecy that she will avenge her family line. Escaping to one of the last strongholds of the old Celtic gods, Gruoch becomes an adept in arcane craft. Her encounters with the otherworld, however, suggest that magic runs stronger in Scotland than she ever imagined.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • A brilliant story, excellently narrated

    • By Lolah on 08-09-18

    Regular price: £19.39

    • The Chancellor Fairy Tales Boxed Set, Books 1-3

    • By: Melanie Karsak
    • Narrated by: Hollie Jackson
    • Length: 7 hrs and 39 mins
    • Unabridged
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    On the shores of Lake Erie sits the enchanted little town of Chancellor where fairy tales live, dreams come true, and happily ever afters always reign supreme. In this three book boxed set, you'll find a heart-warming collection of sweet romance fractured fairy tales. From mermaids to witches to faeries, the residents of Chancellor are far from ordinary. Enjoy these twisted fairy tales loosely based on The Little Mermaid, Cinderella, and classic witch tales.

    Regular price: £19.39

    • Highland Blood

    • The Celtic Blood Series, Book 2
    • By: Melanie Karsak
    • Narrated by: Lesley Parkin
    • Length: 5 hrs and 38 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 1
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 1
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 1

    Scotland, 1032. When a marriage contract calls Gruoch away from Ynes Verleath, she leaves with the hope she'll be reunited with Banquo. But fate has different plans. Lies, betrayal, and violence await her. Set on a collision course with destiny, Gruoch soon finds herself thrust into the arms of another man.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • A spellbinding story, excellently narrated. Highly recommended!

    • By Lolah on 17-12-18

    Regular price: £19.39

    • The Harvesting (The Harvesting Series Book 1)

    • By: Melanie Karsak
    • Narrated by: Kristin James
    • Length: 7 hrs and 7 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 4
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 4
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 4

    While Layla Petrovich returns home to rural Hamletville after a desperate call from her psychic grandmother, she never could have anticipated the horror of what Grandma Petrovich has foreseen. The residents of Hamletville will need Layla's cool head, fast blade, and itchy trigger finger to survive the undead apocalypse that's upon them. But even that may not be enough. With mankind silenced, it soon becomes apparent that we were never alone.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Great characters and back-story's

    • By NormaCenva on 30-08-16

    Regular price: £18.29

    • Chasing the Green Fairy, A Steampunk Romantic Adventure Novel

    • The Airship Racing Chronicles, Book 2
    • By: Melanie Karsak
    • Narrated by: Danielle Cohen
    • Length: 7 hrs and 21 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 1
    • Performance
      3 out of 5 stars 1
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 1

    With the 1824 British airship qualifying race only weeks away, Lily Stargazer is at the top of her game. She's racing like a pro, truly in love, and living clean. But on one ill-omened day, everything changes.

    Regular price: £18.29

    • The Glass Mermaid

    • The Chancellor Fairy Tales, Book 1
    • By: Melanie Karsak
    • Narrated by: Hollie Jackson
    • Length: 1 hr and 52 mins
    • Unabridged
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    I'm dying. It's not a question; it's a fact. The cancer is eating me alive. They told me I have six months to live, maybe less. I came home, back to Chancellor on Lake Erie, to die. The sunsets are vivid there, and I will relish every one. I've never seen anything more beautiful than a Lake Erie sunset, until I see her.

    Regular price: £6.79

    • Ink: A Dark Waters Mermaid Tale

    • By: Melanie Karsak
    • Narrated by: Kristin James
    • Length: 3 hrs and 20 mins
    • Unabridged
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    A mermaid princess destined to wed a handsome king.... It sounds like a fairy tale, but the reality is far murkier. Ink, Princess of the Florida Atlantic mers, is slated to wed the ancient enemy of her tribe, the King of the Gulfs. After years of war that led to countless mer deaths, as well as the genocide of aquatic shapeshifters and the freshwater mers of Florida, Ink's marriage will bring lasting peace.

    Regular price: £14.49

    • Ice and Embers: Steampunk Snow Queen

    • Steampunk Fairy Tales
    • By: Melanie Karsak
    • Narrated by: Lesley Parkin
    • Length: 7 hrs and 1 min
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 2
    • Performance
      3.5 out of 5 stars 2
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 2

    When actress Elyse McKenna fell in love with Lord John Waldegrave, she was prepared to keep their liaison secret. What she wasn't ready for was how her newfound love would rock her relationship with her dearest friend, Doctor Kai Murray. With the 1814 London Frost Fair in full swing, Elyse and her troupe at the Ice House Theatre find themselves at the heart of the excitement on the frozen Thames. But when an exotic ship captain, whose vessel is trapped in the ice, turns her attention to Kai, everything Elyse thought she knew about her feelings for her old friend gets flipped upside down.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • A gorgeous story that's beautifully performed

    • By Lolah on 08-04-18

    Regular price: £18.29

    • The Torn World

    • The Harvesting Series, Book 5
    • By: Melanie Karsak
    • Narrated by: Kristin James
    • Length: 5 hrs and 57 mins
    • Unabridged
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    With the undead walking, vampires hunting, and kitsune closing in, everything seems lost. Layla and the others will need help if there is any hope of survival. But how can you endure in the dying world? Join Layla, Cricket, Amelia, and the other survivors for the final chapter of The Harvesting Series in The Torn World.

    Regular price: £18.29

    • Witch Wood

    • The Harvesting Series, Book 4
    • By: Melanie Karsak
    • Narrated by: Kristin James
    • Length: 2 hrs and 23 mins
    • Unabridged
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    In the little town of Brighton, Amelia's practice of Wicca has always marked her as odd. But Amelia can't change what she is. Knowing how to see auras, heal, and create spells comes naturally to her. Only Madame Knightly, the ancient matriarch and owner of Witch Wood Estate to whom Amelia plays caretaker, doesn't seem to mind her conjoining. In fact, the crumbling old mansion is full oddities.

    Regular price: £6.39

    • The Shadow Aspect (The Harvesting Series Book 3)

    • By: Melanie Karsak
    • Narrated by: Kristin James
    • Length: 6 hrs and 11 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Layla and the other survivors now find themselves caught in a war for our world, the unwitting victims of a grudge seething for eons. Surviving the zombie apocalypse has become the least of their worries as they come up against vampires, shapeshifters, and fae. When she uncovers an unspeakable horror, whom can Layla trust? The carnie girl? The doctor searching for a cure? The tarot reader? The stranger with alluring gold eyes? Or the man she loves?

    Regular price: £19.39

    • Midway (The Harvesting Series Book 2)

    • By: Melanie Karsak
    • Narrated by: Kristin James
    • Length: 2 hrs and 52 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 1
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 1
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 1

    Carnie. Ride jockey. Roustabout. White trash. Tilt girl. Gypsy. Cricket has been called a lot of things, but she never thought survivor of the zombie apocalypse would be one of them. One day she's barking on the midway, and the next day, the world is eating itself alive.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • can we have more books in the series, please?

    • By NormaCenva on 30-08-16

    Regular price: £6.59

    • The Fairy Godfather

    • The Chancellor Fairy Tales, Book 3
    • By: Melanie Karsak
    • Narrated by: Hollie Jackson
    • Length: 2 hrs and 55 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 1
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      5 out of 5 stars 1
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      5 out of 5 stars 1

    After years of working for my family's business, I'm finally back in college and ready to chase my dream of becoming a perfumer. It seems like the stars are all aligning when Chancellor College invites a preeminent French fragrance expert to speak at a symposium. Everything is working out just right, as long as I can continue to ignore my growing feelings for a certain hippie beekeeper. That, it seems, is turning out to be easier said than done.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • A fabulous twist on the Cinderella story that all adult fairytale lovers will enjoy

    • By Lolah on 31-10-18

    Regular price: £6.79