Audiobook Review: Wicked Dance

Author: Olivia Boothe

Narrator: Vanessa Moyen

Length: 11 hours 29 minutes

Series: Chronicles of a Dancing Heart, Book 1

Publisher: The Wild Rose Press

Released: Apr. 23, 2018

Genre: Contemporary Romance

Former dance student Sara Hart had aspired to grace the stage on Broadway, but a reckless decision forced her to renounce that dream. Years later, while struggling with an unsatisfying job and an even more unsatisfying love life, she literally stumbles upon a dangerously sexy stranger who sends her heart – and her body – into hyper-drive. His touch makes her feel alive again and sparks a desire to rebuild her dance career. But Sara is still haunted by the demons of her past. One dark lie could cost her everything.

Real estate mogul Tom Wright caters to the rich and famous. He lives the life of the perfect bachelor, partying hard, and dating the most beautiful women in Manhattan. But he has one golden rule – no commitments. Ever. Then he meets sexy Sara Hart, and something about her makes him want to throw the damn rule book out the window. Every time she’s near, the blood in his veins pulses with a raging fire he can’t contain. But Tom’s shadowed history is resurfacing, unearthing ghosts he’d rather remain buried.

Will this wicked dance be their last?

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An author of deep and sexy contemporary romance, Olivia Boothe enjoys crafting novels about complex characters and compelling storylines. Her romances encompass a blend of heartfelt emotion and steamy passion.

A coffee addict and red wine lover, when she’s not busy conjuring up a new story, Olivia likes to binge read across genres. You’ll typically find her with one book on her e-reader, a second on her phone, and a print book in her oversized handbag. Olivia resides in Northern New Jersey with her husband, their three boys, and a miniature dachshund.

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A California native, Vanessa grew up tapping her toes in the theatre world and holds a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Musical Theatre from Emerson College in Boston. She now lives in New York City where she works as an actress and producer for the stage, screen and behind the mic! Aside from audiobooks, her voice can be heard on Nickelodeon, MTV and HGTV.

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Tom and Sarah: two very different people, brought together by the need to love and feel loved again, both surpassing loss and overcoming addictions. This is what Olivia Boothe brings us. This is an emotional story that captured me from the word “Dance” and made me spend all the minutes in this audiobook just focused on their lives .

The story is told mostly from Sarah’s point of view, but from time to time we get to see what Tom is thinking and I believe this makes for a complete picture of their relationship. Also, we see a little of what is like to be a dancer and how important it is to be seen. There is a scene in the book which could have been better developed, involving one of the dancers and the choreographer that is quite shocking. So there are a lot of things to discover between these pages.

I liked the main characters so much and I liked how the author put in words their passion and how she described their emotions. She is full of doubts and he is conflicted. The instant chemistry between them is new for both and both are scared to let go and enjoy. They both have so much healing to do and they both have to understand that the past is always there and will always be a part of their lives. But the future is something to look forward to. And it is still under construction. And they can do it together or apart.

But as much as I liked them, I disliked their friends. Tom’s friend seems only to take advantage of the close relationship he has with him and doesn’t seem to keep his mouth shut when needed. Jess, Sarah’s friend and roommate doesn’t seem to have a life (even if we know she has a boyfriend). I know she is overprotective and cares a lot for Sarah, but still… One moment she encourages her to open her heart and the next is lecturing her on morality and institutes rules for her.

I was also not a big fan of the narration either. Vanessa Moyen did a very good job for the dialogue and the foreign accents but when it came to narrative parts, I did not like her reading that much. While reading Tom’s chapters she did not manage to keep the same acting voice when expressing his thoughts and when he was interacting with other characters. Also, Tom has a funny Batman voice.

All in all, I liked this book quite a lot. I loved that it evolved dancing and that it had great main characters that have had to struggle through some bad times but somehow managed to put themselves together. I would go with 3.5 stars, as I felt some arguments between them were not quite solid and the secondary characters and narration were not to my liking that much. I hope you like it and come back with your own thoughts. Happy reading/listening!

I received this audiobook as part of my participation in a blog tour with Audiobookworm Promotions. The tour is being sponsored by Olivia Boothe. The gifting of this audiobook did not affect my opinion of it.

 

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Audiobook Review: Gull Harbor

Author: Kathryn Knight

Narrator: Kristin James

Length: 7 hours 46 minutes

Publisher: The Wild Rose Press

Released: Feb 14, 2018

Genre: Paranormal Romance

When Claire Linden’s job sends her to the sleepy town of Gull Harbor, she never expects to encounter her ex-boyfriend. As a medium, the prospect of tackling a haunted house is less daunting than seeing Max Baron again. Throughout their passionate college relationship, he promised to love her forever. Then, without explanation, he abandoned her on graduation day.

Max never intended to break Claire’s heart – a cruel ultimatum forced him to disappear from her life. While he’s shocked to find her in Gull Harbor, he isn’t surprised by the bitter resentment she feels for him…or the fiery attraction that remains between them.

Claire is determined to rid her temporary home of its aggressive ghost, but Max soon realizes she’s facing a danger beyond the paranormal. When Claire risks everything to help a desperate spirit, Max must race to save her – before another tragedy tears them apart forever.

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Kathryn Knight spends a great deal of time in her fictional world, where mundane chores don’t exist and daily life involves steamy romance, dangerous secrets, and spooky suspense. Kathryn writes contemporary romance spiked with mysterious hauntings as well as YA paranormal romance filled with forbidden love. Her novels are award-winning #1 Amazon and Barnes & Noble Bestsellers and RomCon Reader-Rated picks. When she’s not reading or writing, Kathryn spends her time catching up on those mundane chores, driving kids around, and teaching fitness classes. She lives on beautiful Cape Cod with her husband, their two sons, and a number of rescued pets.

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Kristin “KJ” James was born and raised in the Nashville, TN area. Acting has always been a passion of hers. Starting on the stage as early as preschool, KJ pursued her passion into college where she received a BA in Communication with a double emphasis in Theatre and Public Relations from Mississippi State University. After college she found herself more and more drawn to voice overs. Several classes, coaching sessions, seminars, research, and a closet-turned-studio later, and she now records and produces audiobooks on a regular basis. She has also done several radio commercials for clients such as Advance Financial, TriStar Health, and GAC. Her ultimate dream is to work in video games and animation, so hopefully in the not-too-distant future you’ll hear her in an RPG or cartoon. When she’s not in her booth, you can find her crocheting, playing video games, or running agility with her dog, Phoenix.

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Ok, have you checked that cover?  It is the best choice for a story involving ghosts! I love it and I loved Gull Harbor. First impression, after the first few chapters: “Yes, I like it.” Next impression, after a bit more of the action: “What just happened??? I must finish this!!!” So I started liking it even better!

“Gull Harbor” is full of action and twists, with great characters that have a good background story. I loved how the author combined an angry spirit with lost love and how the couple’s story mixed with the mystery of the house. Max’s love for Claire never faded. He had to give her up years ago but his heart always remained with her. Now that life brought them together, he is not willing to give her up, even if that means getting mixed up with her spiritual strangeness. As for Claire, her dedication to her job, the desire to bring peace to a very disturbed soul and most importantly her courage, are just some of the things that make her an inspiring character.

Now, in regards to the overall story, Kathryn Knight added the exact amount of mystery, the perfect dose of thrill and emotions. Having the romance side also well created, I can say this is a complete book for me. It has a little of everything I like. To top that, we have a beautiful narration that only accentuates the emotions and increases the suspense of some scenes.

So yes, a great book that has given me good hours of relaxing (though I did have a hard time listening to it at night… I’m silly sometimes, I know!). I loved it and I loved the characters. Seeing Claire in action can even be motivating and seeing Max doing his best to mend their relationship made my heart skip a beat! 5 stars – great!

I received this audiobook as part of my participation in a blog tour with Audiobookworm Promotions. The tour is being sponsored by Kathryn Knight. The gifting of this audiobook did not affect my opinion of it.

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Audiobook Review: Escapades

Author: Lilly Atlas

Narrator: Noah Michael Levine and Erin deWard

Series: Trident Ink, Book One

Length: 5 hours 51 minutes

Publisher: Lilly Atlas Books LLC

Released: Apr. 16, 2018

Genre: Erotic Romance

Alyssa Jackson is one of the lucky ones. She has a thriving business, great friends, devoted husband, adorable daughter, and a scorching hot sex life that would be the envy of any married couple. Then, one tragic loss flips her world upside down. Floundering and unsure of how to cope with their grief, Alyssa and her husband drift apart until they are living as roommates instead of a deeply connected couple. Alyssa will do anything to get the intense passion back into her life and marriage, no matter how far out of the box she has to step.

If there is one thing tattoo shop owner Derek knows, it’s that once he set his sights on his wife, he never wanted another woman. Years together haven’t begun to put a dent in his desire for her. But everything falls apart when the anguish of loss barges into their lives. Adrift in his own suffering, Derek doesn’t realize how damaged his marriage is until his wife forces him to confront their issues. Now, he’ll do whatever it takes to get their lives back on track, even if the plan seems outrageous.

 

 

 

Lilly Atlas is the contemporary romance author of the award-nominated No Prisoners MC series. She’s a proud Navy wife, mother of two spunky girls, and one crazy pug. Every time Lilly downloads a new EBook, she expects her Kindle to tell her it’s exhausted and beg for some rest. Thankfully that hasn’t happened yet, so she can often be found absorbed in a good book.

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Noah Michael Levine is an Audie Award-Winning audiobook narrator and producer living in beautiful Nyack, NY. His over 180 titles include almost every genre. While he loves his work completely – and collaborating with all kinds of different authors, he does not love writing about himself in the third person.

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Erin deWard is an Audie Award-Winning narrator with over sixty titles in genres ranging from Spirituality to Young Adult to Adult Contemporary and others. She’s worked on stage, screen, and behind the mic for over thirty years. She is beyond grateful to have come to this place in her life and thanks all of the people and organizations that sped her on her way.

In addition to her love of acting, Erin is passionate about her work as an audio describer, translating visual images in media and performance into aural pictures for people who have low or no vision. She studies and performs Shakespearean text and can most frequently be seen cavorting onstage with The Strange Bedfellows, the adult troupe of the Children’s Shakespeare Theatre of New York.

Erin lives in lovely Nyack on Hudson, New York with her husband, daughter, sometimes her college-aged son, and two ill-behaved but loveable dogs, Annie and Benevolio.

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Let me start by saying that Lilly Atlas is one amazing author and Noah Michael Levine and Erin deWard for an amazing pair of narrators. So when combining these three persons it is more than obvious that the result would be at least great!

I went into this book with so many expectations, knowing the author’s talent to create drama and to bring comfort in the end to the characters. All went well, with one small exception, which I will comment later in this review. But first let’s start with the good points.  We have husband and wife trying to find each other after the loss of their only child. Their grief and inability to communicate brought them to the point of not being able to connect again. We later find out that, through the help of a psychologist, they have a series of dates in which they should pretend to be other people, meet and have an evening that should end in … a steamy situation, if you know what I mean!  And so this happens, until one point.

Alyssa and Derek have managed to survive so much in their years as a couple, even PTSD. However, they were not able to stand the passing of their daughter. The author managed to express so well their pain and the process of coming together, it was impossible for me not to shed a tear or two. We have a step-by-step description of the phases they go through and that’s perfect. We have some extremely hot scenes that would increase your heart rate and, as mentioned, two narrators that are simply perfect!

However, I am missing from the story some information regarding the two years they have been apart. For me, not knowing how exactly the distancing happened makes the story a bit incomplete. By the end, I understood that the focus was more on how they come back together, but still, I wanted to see them fighting, or arguing or something like that.

All in all, I cannot but give 3.5 stars to Lilly’s book and I am so waiting forward to read/listen to more of her books. She is an author that manages to touch my heart and her stories contain life lessons for us all. Congratulations to her and the narrators for such a great job!

I received this audiobook as part of my participation in a blog tour with Audiobookworm Promotions. The tour is being sponsored by Lilly Atlas. The gifting of this audiobook did not affect my opinion of it.

 

 

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Audiobook Review: Dead Time

Author: D.L. Orton

Narrators: Noah Michael Levine and Erin deWard

Length: 10 hours 45 minutes

Publisher: Rocky Mountain Press⎮2017

Genre: Science Fiction, Romance

Series: Between Two Evils, Books 3

Release date: Nov. 10, 2017

From the award-winning author D. L. Orton comes book 3 in the Between Two Evils series….

Shannon fights to stay alive inside a rogue biodome and discovers something totally unexpected…Peter.

Lani is forced into the role of the reluctant heroine, but rediscovers her street-kid mojo and sets out to reclaim everything she’s lost.

Diego receives another dirty sock (with a note) from the fireball express: The window between universes is closing. If he has any hope of getting back to Iz, he must get to the mountain and fix the time machine before it’s too late.

What could possibly go wrong?

 

AWARD-WINNING AUTHOR D. L. ORTON lives in the Rocky Mountains where she and her husband are raising three boys, a golden retriever, two Siberian cats, and an extremely long-lived Triops.

In her spare time, she’s building a time machine so that someone can go back and do the laundry.

 

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Noah Michael Levine and Erin deWard are Audie Award-winning narrators who have recorded over 40 titles together. They are passionate about acting and, in particular, the medium of audiobooks. The two love working together and have a ridiculous amount of fun playing off each other in the recording booth. Erin is deeply involved in the Audio Description community, translating visual images in media into aural pictures for people with low or no vision. She also performs Shakespearean text with The Strange Bedfellow actors troupe. Noah is a recovering 80s rock musician and an ardent home chef. Both Erin and Noah hail from the beautiful Hudson Valley Village of Nyack—and both are proud members of the Stage Actors Guild.

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This third book shows just how broken the world is after the incidents in book 1. We see different groups, trying to make their lives as comfortable as possible, each with their own set of rules, one more brutal than the other. It’s even more complex than the other books (if that were possible), since it follows more perspectives and well, it just gets more complicated.

Diego is torn between disappointing his new girlfriend, trying to get back to his old one (while seeing her in this new universe married to his enemy, who now is actually friendly) and meeting his daughter (who in this universe is not dead). Lani goes out of her comfort zone and we see her as the strong and combatant woman she really is (not only brains). And Shannon? She is such a surprise. I almost forgot about the entire Diego and Isabelle’s story and wanted to know if she manages to get back to her family.

All the characters evolve and show new sides to their personalities. Time gets shorter by the minute and I was wondering if Diego will find his piece eventually. And if he wil, where will that be? Yes, I told you this was difficult!

The narration was as wordeful as always. After so many books narrated by this duo, I know that every audiobook that involves Noah Michael Levine and Erin deWard is bound to be a success from this point of view!

All in all, this series had me standing on the edge of my seat! But out of the three books, ”Dead Time” is definitely the best. It has a lot of action, it has good quality suspense and characters that fight – the psychological aspect is so well evidentiated and here is where the strength really is! I loved it so much and I cannot wait to find out what happens next! 5 out of 5 stars!

I received these audiobooks as part of my participation in a blog tour with Audiobookworm Promotions. The tour is being sponsored by D.L. Orton. The gifting of these audiobooks did not affect my opinion of them.

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Audiobook Review: The Widow’s Redeemer

Author: Philippa Jane Keyworth

Narrators: Alex Lee

Length: 9 hours 35 minutes

Publisher: Madison Street Publishing

Released: April 19, 2018

Genre: Historical Romance

A penniless young widow with an indomitable spirit. A wealthy viscount with an unsavory reputation. London, 1815: After her husband’s untimely death, Letty Burton comes up from the country with her domineering mother-in-law. Hiding a past she wishes to forget and facing an uncertain future, all she wants is to navigate London Society as a silent companion. A chance meeting with London’s most eligible bachelor sets in motion a series of events that will bring her quiet life under the unfriendly scrutiny of the ton. With the net of scandal, debts, and rivals closing in, will she let her dark past dictate her life forever? Will she learn to trust again? And most importantly, will she allow herself to love? The Widow’s Redeemer was a finalist in the 2012 RONE Awards (Reward of Novel Excellence) hosted by InD’Tale Magazine.

 

 

Philippa Jane Keyworth, known to her friends as Pip, has been writing since she was twelve in every notebook she could find.

Originally trained as a horse-riding instructor, Philippa went on to become a copywriter before beginning a degree in History and graduating with First Class Honours. She now works in Digital Marketing and part-time as an author.

 Philippa has always written stories and believes that, since it is one of her loves and passions, she always will. She has dabbled in a variety of genres, and has settled for the time being in both fantasy and historical romance. An interesting combination of research and imagination Philippa believes it is important to escape into a world you want to be in. This is why she writes stories that will draw you into the characters’ joys and heartaches in a world apart from our own. Philippa has three historical romance novels out, each a standalone with indomitable heroines and lovable heroes.

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Alex Lee has been singing, acting and dancing since the age of two and whilst growing up on outskirts of London indulged her love of acting and performing in several ballet productions and plays at school, where she added to her skills by having her speaking and singing voice trained thereafter in productions of The Secretary Bird, Oh What a lovely War, The Norman Conquests, Ten Times Table, Chicago (playing Velma), playing Dick in Dick Whittington, and many others.

Narrating audiobooks is a relatively new venture for Alex and she has narrated 10 books in the last year in genres covering Regency romance, historical fiction, comedy adventure, romantic thriller, children’s fiction, biography and murder mystery.

Alex lives in a cottage in the beautiful village of East Coker in Somerset, where she lives with her husband Mark who is a skilful editor.

“I was thrilled to audition and be given the opportunity to narrate The Widow’s Redeemer and also Fool me Twice both written by Philippa Jane Keyworth for Madison Street Publishing. I loved the Georgette Heyer Regency romances which I read when younger and love the genre. Pip’s books transport you back to that wonderful era and I have loved narrating these stories.”

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This was such a wonderful audiobook! I loved the narration so much! It made me feel as if I were right there in that time with the characters, it made me imagine exactly their reaction and the tone used to express the sarcasm, the enthusiasm or sadness was perfect!

Since we got this out in the open, let’s get into the actual story. Letty Burton has had a short, but difficult, marriage. Her husband died and left her with a huge amount of debt and scares that are both visible, but also only marks on her heart. Violence and offence predominated in her years as a wife. Now a poor widow back in London, she tries to find peace and friendship with the help of her mother in law. She meets the good Major Deveril and his old-time friend Viscount Beauford, as well as young Sophie. But the Viscount is the one that intrigues her the most. He provokes her, he makes her feel uncomfortable and safe at the same time. On the other hand, the Viscount is surprised by the quick mind and modesty of our widow. His heart is as broken as hers and the last thing on his mind is to get close to another woman.

Town gossip, reputation, proper behavior and importance of social status and social appearances are very important. The author did a very good job in describing the customs and the talks of the time. I liked as well the letters between Letty and her friends all throughout the book and at the end.

All in all, this was a lovely book with an exceptional narration. I would have given it 5 stars if it were not for the rushed ending. I would have wanted more from our couple and I would have wanted to see their feelings bloom more.

I received this audiobook as part of my participation in a blog tour with Audiobookworm Promotions. The tour is being sponsored by Madison Street Publishing. The gifting of this audiobook did not affect my opinion of it.

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Audiobook Review: Takeout Chef

Author: Gaby Cabezut

Narrators: Rachel Mazz

Length: 7 hours 55 minutes

Publisher: Hachette Audio

Released: Sep. 19, 2017

Genre: Contemporary Romance

Take Out Chef is a new release from Hachette Audiobooks: Powered by Wattpad – an innovative collaboration between Hachette Book Group, a leading publisher, and Wattpad, a passionate storytelling community of over 45 million people. Your favorite online stories, now available in your headphones!

Jessica Summers works all day to support her family. Her social life consists of having dinner in front of the television watching Chef Tom’s magical hands prepare foods. Being a chef is her lifelong dream, but since her mom passed away, being there for her brother and helping ease the burden for her quirky grandmother are her priority.

Her life takes an unexpected turn when her brother signs her up in an experimental program to help young delinquents. Chef Tom Simmons and Chef Bryan Sullen head the project, and, when they meet, Jessie is hoping to get a spot in the school – despite her noncriminal record – not to find a new job. Yet Tom is in desperate need of a new assistant, and Jessie is the perfect fit.

Bryan has a rough facade. He’s obnoxious and bossy but shows moments of kindness, too. Their romance blossoms between remaking messy soufflés and baking crispy croissants. When they have plans to start dating, Bryan has an emergency and shuts down on Jessie.

When Bryan comes back, Jesse must decide to follow her heart and give the man she loves a chance to open up or let him go for good.

 

Gaby Cabezut is sappy and sweet as a box of chocolates. She believes that we could all do with a bit of romance and magic in our lives. She loves to write romantic, emotional stories that will make you laugh and sometimes cry.

 She’s Mexican and always dreamed to write in English, and found the chance to do so on Wattpad, where her stories have gathered over 100 million reads online. Her published books are sweet and contemporary romances that will sweeten your life like a batch of brownies. She spends her days between her family, her words and a batch of whatever dessert she decided to create for that evening.

She has been published by Pop Fiction Books in the Philippines and HachetteAudio. Prince with Benefits has also been adapted into a game!

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Rachel Mazz is an actress, known for Not the Same.

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Ok, let me start with the positives (no need for story-telling, as the blurb is quite detailed).

I liked the relationship between characters, even if some were not very much insisted upon. We have Jessie and her teenage brother living together with their grandmother. They are the perfect picture for a brother and sister relationship – they argue, they joke around, but they are always there for each other. Also, their non-conformist grandmother is the spice of the family. They are so sweet and cute together! Then we move on to the friendships formed during the cooking classes. Hose were also very well created, I appreciated all the interactions between our main character and her new friends.

There is a beautiful atmosphere overall in this book. It gave me that cozy feeling that one should have when reading romance novels. So the writing reached its purpose. The narration was also good, the narrator did a very good job in keeping the accent of the British characters and as well she captured the emotions beautifully.

Now I am not quite comfortable with how the romance was built, mainly because some moments were a little bit forced, especially in the end. There is uncertainty between Jessie and Bryan and they are afraid of starting something. They are afraid of having a serious conversation and take decisions. Bryan is taking seriously his job as a teacher for those with low chances of success in life and this is an honorable thing to do, Jessie is trying to deserve the job she received and takes the classes seriously. If the first part of the book is more focused on knowing the characters and the familiar ties or friendships, the second part is more focused on the romance between Jessie and Bryan.

All in all, I liked it, even if I wanted more from the romance aspect. The author’s focus on the relationships is very much appreciated and as well the narration. I did enjoy my time with “Takeout Chef”, I laughed a lot and spent some relaxing time. 3.5 Stars (rounded to 4) J

I received this audiobook as part of my participation in a blog tour with Audiobookworm Promotions. The tour is being sponsored by Gaby Cabezut. The gifting of this audiobook did not affect my opinion of it.

 

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Audiobook Review: Lost Time

Author: D.L. Orton

Narrators: Noah Michael Levine and Erin deWard

Length: 5 hours 5 minutes

Publisher: Rocky Mountain Press⎮2017

Genre: Science Fiction, Romance

Series: Between Two Evils, Books 2

Release date: Jul. 28, 2017

If someone took everything you live for, how far would you go to get it back? When a faulty time machine deposits Diego at the top of a pine tree, he knows he’s in the wrong place – but has no idea he’s in the wrong time. Naked and shivering in the chilly mountain air, he attempts to climb down, but slips, whacks his head, and falls into oblivion. He wakes up inside a darkened room, crippled and disheartened, and must come to grips with the realization that he is marooned in a bleak alternate future. In this universe, what remains of the human race is trapped inside a handful of aging biodomes. With his mission failed, his world destroyed, and the one woman he loves dead, he can find no reason to go on living. But Lani, the emotionally scarred doctor who finds him, refuses to let him give up, and as Diego heals, their relationship becomes complicated. He struggles to let go of the past, but is unable to get Isabel out of his head or his heart. Just when it seems he may be able to find some measure of happiness in a world teetering on the edge of extinction, another note arrives from the future: Isabel is alive – but not for long.

 

AWARD-WINNING AUTHOR D. L. ORTON lives in the Rocky Mountains where she and her husband are raising three boys, a golden retriever, two Siberian cats, and an extremely long-lived Triops.

In her spare time, she’s building a time machine so that someone can go back and do the laundry.

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Noah Michael Levine and Erin deWard are Audie Award-winning narrators who have recorded over 40 titles together. They are passionate about acting and, in particular, the medium of audiobooks. The two love working together and have a ridiculous amount of fun playing off each other in the recording booth. Erin is deeply involved in the Audio Description community, translating visual images in media into aural pictures for people with low or no vision. She also performs Shakespearean text with The Strange Bedfellow actors troupe. Noah is a recovering 80s rock musician and an ardent home chef. Both Erin and Noah hail from the beautiful Hudson Valley Village of Nyack—and both are proud members of the Stage Actors Guild.

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Well, well, what do we have here? I have no clue. This series is so complicated! When I started book 2 I thought I missed something. We get to see what happened to Diego after/during the events in book 1.

He is … lost in time. He is someplace else, in a universe where he and Isabel never get together at all. The world is completely different, even if the outcome is the same. We get to see some of the characters in book 1, with their new lives. We see Diego struggling with loosing Isabel and how he tries to be part of this new world. It is a completely different point of view from the first book, but at some point, the stories come together.

Now, I liked it maybe a little better than “Crossing in Time”, probably because the complicated stuff happened in the first installment. In this universe, Diego already knows what he has to do, just needs to find the beginning of it all. But where is Isabel? Stick around to find out!

There are fewer things I did not like about it. One of them is the whole sex thing. Children in this universe were so eager to start their activities. I know the population was diminishing and reproduction was of the essence, but it still felt too much. Also, I wanted Diego to be more focused on getting back home or finding Isabel. He seems too resigned, too less preoccupied of what happened to his world.

The narration was exceptional, as usual, when it comes to Noah Michael Levine and Erin deWard. I would not expect anything less. Their interpretation definitely helps enhance the experience. What is new, in comparison to book 1, is Erin’s interpretation of Lani and her speech problem. She did it beautifully and expressed her fears very well.

So 4 out of 5 stars for “Lost Time” and I am looking forward to what’s next.  Hope you’ll like it too!

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