Playing with Fire and Mate Set: Mating Heat my Favorite Audio Books of 2014
Audio books can be a challenge, if there is something off about the writing boy does it show when you add sound. I mean drawn out scenes in print, you can just apply speed reading, the couple taking too long to hook up, to the point you want to do an intervention and say either pi$$ or get off the pot. Well those things are glaringly, irritatingly obvious in audio.
In 2014 I had two books I really enjoyed and they were both in the paranormal spectrum and I have read both of these in print, so I kind of knew what I was getting into.
Playing with Fire, Gena Showalter
Narrated by: Jessica Almasy
Length: 12 hrs and 29 mins
Series: Belle Jamison, Book 1
Belle Jamison is misunderstood, yes she has some trouble being on time and holding onto her menial jobs but, she has other duties. She is the last person you would expect to gain superhuman powers and a fine shadow in Super Spy Agent Rome.
Rome does not know if he can trust Belle, he has been sent to neutralize her. Unfortunately he cannot bring himself to do it, instead he convinces her to join forces.
Bookswagger Marcia: Five Crowns, major swagger a must read. This listen has some ugly reviews but I love this series, it reads like a funny urban fantasy and I love action books that make me laugh. Belle and Rome are a unlikely team. He is super hot, dark and moody. Belle handles a lot of the unexpected situations like a normal person. I mean who would deal well with hot creepy men with super powers chasing you and your crush with an ex with the power to read your mind!
Straight to the Swagger: Tell of opposites attracting and funny, plus a hot hero who does not know what to do with the crazy chick he has fallen for.
Mate Set: Mating Heat, Book 1, Laurann Dohner
Narrated by: G. C. VonCloudts
Length: 7 hrs and 25 mins
Series: Mating Heat, Book 1
Mika a human is nursing a broken heart in a shifter town during mating season (can you just smell the trouble). She gets caught in the open by a group of mangy male shifters who think she is fair game because she is human and not mated. Along comes fine, strapping Grady, who happens to be one of the top enforcers in the local pack.
Bookswagger Marcia: Five Crowns, major swagger a must read. I like this book, what can I say I bought it twice. There are some slow parts and Grady the half human, half shifter had some human issues. Which made him ubber team shifter, it caused some great conflict between him and Mika but you know sometimes authors do not know when to ease up. Put a fork in the thing. But it was still great!
Mika and Grady fought, made up fought other bad guys you name it, the story came packing with plenty of action.
Straight to the Swagger: Think alpha male, cool human chick who knows just a little too much about shifters gets her own bodyguard and boy what they do with the time!
Monster in My Closet, R.L. Naquin (Review)
Zoey is a quirky wedding planner who once believed everyone could sense others feelings and emotions. Imagine her surprise when she realized that not only is that a special talent specific to her but that the talent made her attractive to an evil incubus demon. With the demon on her trail and her client’s lives in jeopardy she will need all the help she can get to level the playing field. Good thing Maurice the monster who once lived in her closet came back into her life bringing a fair share of mythical creatures with him. Can Zoey harness her powers to stop the demon or will she become his last victim?
Bookswagger Marcia: Four Crowns, good read, on the way to swagger. Monster in My Closet was a funny read. A normal girl who has gifts she believes everyone has, gets a shock when she is saved by an incubus wanting to feed on her soul by a quirky herb seller who sees auras. Zoey is introduced to the secret life of the hidden a life her deceased mother knew all about hence the closet monster from her youth. Now the closet Monster Maurice is back looking to connect with his family Zoey after his wife has kicked him out.
With Maurice in her house and an incubus on her trail Zoey is no longer hidden from the hidden or them for her. She started the story alone except for her best friend fellow wedding planner and by the end she has her own makeshift family. I thoroughly enjoyed this urban fantasy story and the unique creatures in Monster in My Closet. I hope to read more about Zoey, her family of hidden and her budding romance with the reaper.