Audiobook Review: Fury’s Kiss

Author: Nicola R. White

Narrator: Elizabeth Tebb

Length: 9 hours 2 minutes

Series: New England Furies, Book 1

Publisher: Strange Roads Press

Released: Sep. 18, 2017

Genre: Paranormal Romance

Tara Walker dreams of more excitement than slinging plates of seafood for Cape Cod tourists, but as she learns when she is attacked and forced to fight for her life, fate sometimes has a funny way of giving you exactly what you wish for. Faced with strange new powers and embroiled in a murder investigation, Tara must now race to uncover the secrets of the ancient Fury that has woken inside of her – and of the evil that stalks her.

As if Tara’s life hasn’t gotten complicated enough, she is forced to ally herself with Jackson Byrne, witness to her assault and uncle to a pint-sized oracle whose fate is intertwined with hers. Skeptical, stubborn, and oh-so-sexy, Jackson wrestles with demons of his own. He is determined to ignore the attraction rising between them even faster than the body count, but like it or not, he and Tara need each other if they are to unravel the mysteries that surround them.

Nicola R. White comes from a small city on the east coast of Canada where ghost stories and superstitions abound. Although she is a lawyer by profession, her passion is reading and writing fiction. In 2016, Nicola’s debut novel, Fury’s Kiss, won the $10,000 Kobo Emerging Writer Prize in Romance. She is currently producing her first graphic novel.

Nicola is a member of Romance Writers of America and Romance Writers of Atlantic Canada. She is a frequent guest and speaker at literary events such as Word on the Street and Hal-Con, the largest sci fi/fantasy convention east of Montreal.

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I am a literacy specialist with experience performing in a number of roles. Having spent a great deal of time speaking publicly as both an educator and an administrator, I have accrued a varied skill set that I feel confident I can use to advance and advertise bodies of work. My passion for literature drives me to bring the voices within it to life.

 

Another great combination of modern times and Greek mythology. That’s how I would describe this book. Definitely it could have been better, but I liked what I’ve read/listened and to me, that’s good enough.

Our main character learns that her mind is not necessarily her own. As described by the blurb, she has awakened the Fury inside her and with that Fury, she starts learning things about her neighbors and friends she would have never imagined. Furies, witches, oracles and best friends come together to find out who is chasing after Tara and the oracle inhabiting little Ruby. The plot put me at the edge of my seat and it took me no time to get into the story. I appreciated the author’s research into Greek mythology and how she braded this into “Fury’s Kiss”.

Our main character has to learn how to split her mind, has to learn how to tap into her Fury and make friends with her. Her dual perspective was beautifully presented and her efforts to accept this new side of hers are described well also. Once she and Alecto come together, they vow to be at each other’s side, not only in body, but also mind. I wished this would have been better described as it is a very interesting connection between two different personalities.

What made me not give the full rating is the fact that all things happen too fast or too sudden and people tend to accept what Tara is as a matter of fact. Yes, she has a full support system in her best friends and she has a strange attraction towards Jackson Byrne but these were too out of the blue. On some level, I think the atmosphere needed more building and even more suspenseful surroundings. The attraction between Tara and Jackson also felt a little forced.

The narration was exceptional to say the least. Elizabeth Tebb is amazing! How she disguised her voice to match Jackson’s or Nora’s and how she managed to capture the Fury Alecto’s voice as a badass goddess (excuse the “bottom” word). She did it and she did it so so well! I loved the audio version of this book and she has all the credits!

All in all, I’m giving 3.5 stars to “Fury’s Kiss”, as I would have wanted to see some aspects of the story better presented and others insisted upon. But I liked it and I am sure you will enjoy it as well. I will for sure follow up on the series, as there are two more Furies to discover and they sound even tougher! 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 Nicola R. White. The gifting of this audiobook did not affect my opinion of it.

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Audiobook Review: The Liberty Box

Author: C.A. Gray

Narrator: Melissa Williams

Series: The Liberty Box series, Book 1

Length: 6 hours 25 minutes

Publisher: Wanderlust Publishing

Genre: Young Adult, Science Fiction

Kate Brandeis has it all: a famous reporter at the age of 24, she’s the face of the Republic of the Americas. She has a loving fiancée and all the success she could wish for. But when she learns of the death of a long-forgotten friend, her investigations unravel her perfect memories, forcing her to face the fact that she’s been living a lie.

Jackson MacNamera, trained from a young age in the art of mind control, returns to the Republic for his mother’s funeral. Within a few hours of his arrival, authorities collect Jackson and take him by force to a room ironically called The Liberty Box, where he must choose between surrendering his thoughts to the new Republic, or fleeing for his freedom.

Kate, bereaved and confused, finds her way to a cave community of refugees, where Jackson seems to offer her an escape from her grief. The two forge an uneasy bond, and in the process Jackson learns that Kate has some insight which may help the hunters in their attempt to free other citizens from the tyranny of the Potentate. Against the expressed wishes of the Council, the hunters plot a series of daring raids, attempting to prove that not only is freedom possible, but that the citizens are not too far gone to desire it. But with the odds so stacked against them, can the refugees succeed in their rescue missions right under the Potentate’s nose?

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By day, C.A. Gray is a Naturopathic Medical Doctor (NMD) with a primary care practice in Tucson, AZ, and she writes medical books under her real name (Dr. Lauren Deville). She lives with her husband, with whom she maintains a facetiously contentious movie review blog, and travels as often as they can get away. When not writing or seeing patients, she does yoga, drinks red wine while eating dark chocolate, and consumes audiobooks like there’s no tomorrow!

 

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Melissa lives with her family, including two dogs and a cat, in the foothills of the Rocky Mountains near Denver, Colorado.

After having a corporate job for most of her life, and as a self-proclaimed introvert, she decided to leave corporate America to work from home. Voice overs had always tugged at her heart as something she would like to explore, so she attended some classes and landed with a company that taught her how to break in to the industry.

Loving to read, she explored the fast growing world of audiobooks and fell in love with it. She has ten audiobooks under her belt and is currently working on the 11th. Understanding that she should always be learning how to improve her skills, she is currently working with Sean Pratt.

When not talking to herself in a padded room, she can be found walking her dog, singing or fishing the Arkansas River.

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Yey! I’ve discovered a new author (shame on me for doing it so late)!  I liked this book so much as it is so close to what we are facing now. I liked all the concepts, I liked the intrigue, the politics, the heroes and the antagonists.

I am always curious to see how other imagine our future, especially good writers, that can integrate a story worth following. In this case, C.A. Gray develops a future in which society is decided by one person, a society in which people have the illusion of a good life, or believe they can take decisions willingly. Well, things are not always what they seem. In this case, things are not what they seem at all!

Years after the United States has been declared a Republic, no longer a Democracy, reporter Kate Brandeis begins to remember things she should not. The trigger: Death of her former childhood friend. Once her fiancée starts helping her, he has a mysterious accident and passes away too. Left with the realization that her world is not as good as the government wants its people to believe, Kate has to run and hide to save her own life. That’s how she meets newcomer Jackson MacNamera – recently arrived in US for his mother’s funeral. He also has to deal first hand with the government’s manipulation but his mind is not as easy to break. They will both fight for what they believe – that’s their only chance of surviving, of avenging the ones that had the courage to think.

The book has strong themes. It is a story not only for the soul, but also for the mind. Because while we are chasing the main characters, while we imagine their actions, we think about our own lives. I think the subject is quite sensitive and enlightening even. Mind control is deeply analyzed, being stronger “in the head” is what sets these characters apart.  We see them evolve, we see them developing strategies, learning to be one step ahead of the government. But is it enough? I tell you, I cannot wait to start book 2.

Unfortunately, I must admit that the beginning of this book was not the greatest. Things happen too fast and it seemed a little forced. As for the narration, I liked Melissa Williams’ interpretation, but her voice acting is not as developed as I would have liked.

Even with these negative points, I cannot give “Liberty Box” less than 3.5 stars (rounded to 4). It is a story that kept me focused until the end and made me want to read the next books in the series, which I am sure, will have a higher rating. Hope you’ll give it a try 🙂

Until nex time, feel free to check the other stops in this blog tour, as this is only Day 2! Keep your eyes out for what the other bloggers have to say about the series 🙂

 

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

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Literature Approved

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In Patti’s Imagination

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Dab of Darkness Audiobook Reviews

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Lilly’s Book World

T’s Stuff

The Bookslayer

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Adventures Thru Wonderland

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Lomeraniel

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In Patti’s Imagination

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Lilly’s Book World

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Audiobook Review: Power of Five

Author: Alex Lidell

Narrator: Victoria Mei

Length: 5 hours and 27 minutes

Serie: Power of Five Book Series, Book 1

Publisher: Alex Lidell

Released: Apr. 29, 2018

Genre: Contemporary Fantasy

Four elite fae warriors. One mortal female. A magical bond they can’t allow – or resist.

Orphaned and sold to a harsh master, Lera’s life is about mucking stalls, avoiding her master’s advances, and steering clear of the mystical forest separating the mortal and fae worlds. Only fools venture into the immortal realms, and only dark rumors come out… Until four powerful fae warriors appear at Lera’s barn.

River, Coal, Tye, and Shade have waited a decade for their new fifth to be chosen, the wounds from their quint brother’s loss still raw. But the magic has played a cruel trick, bonding the four immortal warriors to… a female. A mortal female.

Distractingly beautiful and dangerously frail, Lera can only be one thing – a mistake. Yet as the males bring Lera back to the fae lands to sever the bond, they discover that she holds more power over their souls than is safe for anyone… especially for Lera herself.

Power of Five is a full-length reverse-harem fantasy novel.

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Alex Lidell is the author of Amazon best sellers AIR AND ASH and WAR AND WIND (Danger Bearing Press, 2017) and an Amazon Breakout Novel Awards finalist author of THE CADET OF TILDOR (Penguin, 2013). She is an avid horseback rider, a (bad) hockey player, and an ice-cream addict. Born in Russia, Alex learned English in elementary school, where a thoughtful librarian placed a copy of Tamora Pierce’s ALANNA in Alex’s hands. In addition to becoming the first English book Alex read for fun, ALANNA started Alex’s life long love for YA fantasy books.

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Alex Lidell is a great author and I know that after reading “Air and Ash” (which I gave 5 out of 5 stars). So I could not have expected any less from her. And she delivered on that completely. “Power of Five” is a great story about bonding, forming relationships and not giving up on the people close to you.

The blurb is explaining enough of the action already so I will focus more on the reviewing part. We have a human main character, bonding with 4 immortal beings, 4 immortal powerful beings. They are supposed to form a group that has the mission of guarding the boundaries between realms. All is well, until the four guys meet the fifth member of the group. Apparently weak and innocent, Lera holds the power of their souls. And most importantly, she has a way of talking to every other guy in the group. She is somehow what links them together. Because as immortal and powerful as they are, River, Coal, Tye, and Shade cannot be more different.  Lera finds a way to communicate with all of them and gain their respect. But she is also their weakness and they all know they cannot afford to be weak.

I liked the writing, as I mentioned, Alex is an amazing writer and she has a way of developing the characters like no other. But I would have wanted more details about the world and how these groups came to be. I would have wanted to see an even stronger Lera, but I am sure this will happen in book 2 (which is already out, by the way!).  I have no other complains in regards to the book.  I may not be as confortable with harems as I am with normal romances, but the plot is incredible and the relation between characters is well built.

The narration was phenomenal!!! Victoria Mei did such a wonderful job with all the accents and she managed to capture all the four guys’ personalities in her voice acting. For that and all the effort she put into reading this book for us, I would like to thank her! Really, the narration was awesome!

All in all, I will give this book 4 out of 5 stars and I am looking forward for the next book in the series. There is a promise of so much more and right now I am struggling not to check out reviews for book 2. 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 Alex Lidell. The gifting of this audiobook did not affect my opinion of it.

 

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Book Review: Within the Walls

Within the Walls
by Dre Keeton
Genre: Paranormal Romance, Dystopian
 
Perfect opposites in a far from perfect world.
Jackson and Lenah are from two different worlds. Lenah is among the elite in
Sundale City. Jackson, on the other hand, is broke, Psycho Infected
and has a criminal record growing by the minute. It’s safe to say,
in another life, the two would never have crossed paths.
But when Jackson is assigned to work for Lenah in an effort to use his PI
abilities for something productive, things get complicated.
As their worlds collide, they realize how much they’ve both suffered
and struggled with the darkness the infection brought the world.
But the closer they become, the more dangerous things get. It isn’t
just that PI and human relationships are forbidden, but Lenah’s
powerful fiancé has no intention of letting her go. And as people in
the American Walled Cities start disappearing, Jackson and Lenah
discover there’s something even more sinister at play than her
pending nuptials.
 
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“Within the Walls” is kind of a dark story. It gave me a creepy feeling and I wouldn’t say this is generally a bad thing. The atmosphere described is not at all a positive one. It’s dark and bloody and strange.

There are three types of people: the rich and healthy, the infected and the food. Yup, some people are food for others and they become food either willingly or… not so much. Now, we have many contrasting elements here. The rich and healthy live in a prosperous city, where the politics dictate, where politicians crave power and want it regardless of who gets hurt. For them the infected are not people, are just … things. Then we have Victory – a city that used to be beautiful and safe. After the virus outbreak, it changed dramatically. That’s the difference between our main characters. Jackson is a PI (infected) from Victory, Lenah is soon to be married with one of the politicians. Their story is great, not only because of these discrepancies, but also because they have a lot to face. Manipulation and sickness are probably their biggest enemies.

I liked the book quite a lot and it was a very easy read (finished it in one day), but there were some things that I did not enjoy. I was not very comfortable with how the infected people had to find food. It creeped me out! But that’s just me, ok? Then, the main characters seemed a little unstable. Lenah is hot and cold and undecided. She loved her fiancee and then she didn’t. But she did enjoy the luxury. Jackson’s sense of morality is greatly appreciated but he started to like this woman too fast. It seemed forced.

All in all, it was a good read and a series that I would like to follow. Even if I was not totally convinced by the characters, the ending is very promising and I am sure the next book in the series will be even better. My rating for now is 3.5 stars. Until then, happy reading and see you soon with another review 🙂

 
 
Dre Keeton is the oldest of three children, a tequila enthusiast, and
fueled by plants. One of her favorite things, aside from chatting
with her dog, is creating fictional worlds that seem likely. Dre is
an avid promoter of diversity in literature and seeks to mirror that
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Audiobook Review: Ember Burning

Author: Jennifer Alsever

Narrator: Moira Todd

Series: Trinity Forest Series, Book 1

Publisher: Sawatch Publishing

Released: Sep. 7, 2017

Genre: Young Adult, Paranormal

Author Jennifer Alsever delivers an addictive story ideal for fans of The Uglies, We Were Liars, and Before I Fall about a teen grieving over her parent’s tragic death who becomes entangled with a mysterious forest teeming with urban legends of strange disappearances and witchcraft.

Ember Trouve used to be alive, driven to become a musician and on a path to college. That was before her parents died. One day, after venturing into the fabled Trinity Forest, she goes missing. Now, Ember must confront the truth behind her parents’ death – or lose herself to the forest forever.

In this fresh and compelling novel, Jennifer Alsever creates a paranormal world of loss, mystery, love, and survival as Ember searches for escape – and a path back to herself. Ember Burning is the first installment of the three-book Trinity Forest series.

 

A teenager still lives inside author Jennifer Alsever. She spent two decades as a professional journalist, contributing to such publications as Fortune Magazine, the New York Times, Inc Magazine and the Wall Street Journal, before letting her imagination run wild in 2016. The result is Ember’s story told in the three-book Trinity Forest Series, her first published fiction work.

When not absorbed in writing, Alsever enjoys a good hike, doing some yoga, hanging with her boys, some moguls on skis, a rigorous mountain bike ride or indulging in the simple pleasures of life. Her favorites: untouched snow, frozen chocolate chips, savasina on a yoga mat and yes, bowls of pan fried brussels sprouts. Jennifer is working on her upcoming novel, Psychic Monkeys, to be released in 2019.

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Moira Todd is a Washington, DC-based actor. She originally hails from Mt. Hood, Oregon where the trees are always green, the mountain is always pointy, and the weather is usually rainy. It was there that she learned the secret arts of alpine skiing and whistling at the same time as you hum. While neither has proved useful in her theatre career, she remains hopeful. These days she spends most of her free time swimming, baking bread, and watching whale documentaries.

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Yey! Another interesting series, with love, mystery and all the other stuff that makes the difference between great books (because all books are great, mainly because they are books… good logic, right?) and amazing ones. “Ember Burning” is so much more than a story about some missing teenagers in a forest, as it covers loss and dealing with loss. Around this theme, Jennifer Alsever has developed an interesting plot and great characters.

Ember has to deal with losing her parents. Her pain is so great and it now prevents her from having a normal social life. She has lost that beautiful spark, she feels she has no one. Her solution: escape, hide, run. She finds ways to get away from that heaviness with drugs and when this has bad consequences, she does the next best thing: hide in Trinity Forest, a place from which people have the tendency of not coming back. Our character knows that. Ember has spent hours and hours studying the missing cases of lost teenagers, continuing her mother’s work. Her obsession brings her to the forest and the heaviness lifts, almost like magic. Strange things happen and she must figure them out, otherwise her loved ones will be in danger.

Although I liked the story a lot and I can’t wait to get into the next book, I decided to decrease 1 star of my rating. The mystery surrounding the forest is so heavy that sometimes confused me. Also, something happens between her and one of the guys who provided the “happy pills” and I would have wanted it to be treated with more seriousness.

The narration was good as well, even if at times it was a bit (but just a bit) difficult to differentiate between the girls. Moira Todd has such a gentle and sweet voice! And she sings incredibly!!!

All in all, “Trinity Forest” starts off very good! The ending leaves you wanting the next one right NOW, so that’s what I’m about to do 🙂 Happy reading/listening 🙂 Fell free to follow the blog tour, by checking the schedule below 🙂

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

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Once Upon a Twilight

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The Layaway Dragon

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Lomeraniel

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A Page to Turn

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Notes from ‘Round the Bend

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Writers and Authors

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The Layaway Dragon

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Happily Ever BookWorm

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Lomeraniel

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A Page to Turn

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Audiobook Review: I Serve

Author: Rosanne E. Lortz

Narrator: James Young

Length: 10 hours 50 minutes

Publisher: Madison Street Publishing

Released: Jul. 18, 2017

Genre: Historical Fiction

A tale of arms, of death, of love, and of honor.

Set against the turbulent backdrop of the Hundred Years’ War, I Serve chronicles the story of Sir John Potenhale. A young Englishman of lowly birth, Potenhale wins his way to knighthood on the fields of France. He enters the service of Edward, the Black Prince of Wales, and immerses himself in a stormy world of war, politics, and romantic intrigue.

While campaigning in France, Potenhale develops an interest in Margery, a spirited lady-in-waiting with a close-kept secret. He soon learns that Sir Thomas Holland, a crass and calculating baron, holds the key to unlock Margery’s mystery and possesses the power to overturn all of his hopes.

When the Black Death strikes Europe, however, Potenhale realizes that the fiercest enemy does not always appear in human form. Seeing the pestilence as a punishment for the sins of his generation, he questions his calling as a knight and considers entering the cloister. Margery or the monastery? Torn between losing his soul and losing the love of his life, he finds friendship with a French knight who might – just possibly – help him save both.

When she’s not teaching Latin or doing crafts with her kids, Rosanne E. Lortz “Rose” splits time between the Middle Ages and the Regency Era, her two favorite historical periods. She and her husband David Spears have four boys and co-own Madison Street Publishing. You can find more information about Rose at http://rosannelortz.com where she posts book reviews of her favorites.

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James Oliva is the creator/writer/director of the audio drama podcast What’s The Frequency? He’s also the voice of Michael Tate on audio podcast drama Greater Boston, Willard on Oak Podcast. James has also had guest appearances on ars Paradoxica, The Strange Case of Starship Iris, Seminar, Big Data, Jim Robbie and the Wanderers, The Haven Chronicles, and Radiation World. He was a finalist for a 2016 and 2017 Audio Verse Award in the acting category.

 

I liked it and I liked it a lot! I mean… the descriptions, the characters, the history are all there! These elements, together with a great narration, make this audiobook a success. There are many themes mixed in here, but the one that stands out is by far life during the Hundred Years’ War between England and France and all the historical aspects of the time. I am not complaining, I like history!

We have as hero and voice of the story John Potenhale, a man that becomes a knight after his heroic acts on the field. But soon his beliefs and his confidence will shift towards a higher purpose. Realizing that God may not approve of his actions, he thinks about joining the monastery. But are all decisions in life easy? Nope, especially if women are involved (sorry, but let’s admit the truth).

This is not a book focused on Christianity, but on history and on the beliefs of the people living those times.  The author has managed beautifully to present the war, Black Death and the reign of the  Black Prince of Wales,  through the eyes of a good man, wanting to make a difference. The shift in his desires, his indecisions, are well captured as well.

Maybe because I am a fan of romance, I would have wished that this angle could have been better explored, especially in its mix with politics Throughout the book, I had the impression that this big amount of things were squeezed between the pages and many of them not fully developed. Also, I wanted to see more of the Black Prince and how his rule affected the people.

The narration was great. James Young used the perfect pace for my taste and as well his voice acting was done in a beautiful way. My only wish would have been to hear more of the accents here and there. Other than that, nothing to complain about.

With all these items out in the open, I’m ending my review mentioning one more time that “I Serve” by Rosanne E. Lortz is a beautiful audiobook, with great historical details and many themes mixed. I liked and I would recommend it!

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

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Book Review: A Fine Line

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A FINE LINE
Sue Horsford
A Fine Line
Genre: Romance, Erotica, BDSM
Publisher: Totally Bound
Publication Date: November 22, 2016
No one would understand that my submission empowered me, that I felt stronger kneeling at Gabriel’s feet than I ever had standing at Paul’s side.
Faye Austin seems to have it all–a fulfilling career, a successful husband, a beautiful home. But appearances can be deceptive and sometimes Faye can’t help thinking she’s living the wrong life. A lifetime of being compared to her beautiful younger sister, Ginny, has left her feeling second best, and a chance discovery while looking at her husband’s laptop has led her to realize that her marriage is not all it seems.
Then she meets the handsome Gabriel Scott, a man who likes to play sexual games of power and control, and suddenly everything makes sense. Gabriel’s natural dominance is so compelling that Faye feels her own submissiveness awakening in response, a reaction that both horrifies and excites her. She works with victims of domestic abuse and is adamant that no man will ever tell her what to do. But there’s something about Gabriel that draws her in and gives her a glimpse of who she really wants to be.
Can Gabriel give her what she needs? Or will Ginny get there first?

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About Sue Horsford

Sue Horsford

I am a qualified hypnotherapist and Reiki practitioner living in the North of England with my husband and soul mate. Over the years I must have started and abandoned over fifty novels before I decided to try my hand at writing erotica. Finally I had a finished novel and a new hobby all in one. I never realized writing could be so much fun!
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My Review

 

“A Fine Line” has something that has captured my attention from the blurb: seeing a woman that works with victims of domestic abuse enter a sub-dom relationship. Understanding all these aspects from her eyes is very refreshing and brings an interesting angle to the story.

Faye has had the illusion of a perfect life, with perfect job and perfect marriage, even if she may not have the best relationship with her sister. When secrets about her and Faye’s husband come to life, she realizes thing are not at all what they seam and that something is lacking. Meeting Gabriel has given her the chance to find this missing feeling: the feeling of safety. With all his… out of the ordinary methods, he gives her courage and makes her trust him with her all. And in my opinion, that’s the most important and interesting fact when it comes to our new couple.

Gabriel’s attempt at a married woman does not make him the most serious guy, but it does portray him as an opportunist. He sees a chance at a frail woman and he takes it. However, his intention is to bring out the shine in her, build back her confidence and show her how special and beautiful she really is.

The reason for my decreasing one star is because I would have wanted a resolution between Faye and her husband earlier in the book. While I understand that the idea is to rebuild her personality, I felt like this side was not solved in proper time. The ending brings a good solution to the problems and I am quite ok with how things turned out.

All in all, I liked it a lot and I liked the perspective of the book. The author did a wonderful job with our main characters and with illustrating Faye’s struggles and as well show the intensity of her relationship with Gabriel. 4 out of 5 stars and my congratulations 🙂

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