Sunday, May 27, 2018

On the Fence

On the Fence
The Chance City series, Book 2
By: Robin Deeter, The Chance City Series
Narrated by: Jay R. Smith Audio Publishing
Series: Chance City Series, Book 2
Length: 6 hrs and 22 mins
Unabridged Audiobook


The story is based on issues as old as time of prejudice against a group of people because of the color of their skin. Indians have had a hard life with what people think they did from the past and base their beliefs on a bunch of bad apples. Not much has changed as we move forward just different groups that people hit hard. You would think people would learn not all groups are bad. I thought the author did a wonderful job of showing this in her story. It was a very touching read that really touches your heart. She brings to life a story that holds your attention with sorrow, anger with a wonderful twist of humor that had me laughing out loud.

Brock is attracted to Daphne (he won’t admit it) and she is so in love with him, but he is so blind to what they can have because she is Indian, and he is not. He does has his reasons from afar they are good at least he thinks they are. Plus there are people in his family that wouldn’t like the fact they would become a couple. Brock is a good man he lives for justices and does his duty to keep the town free of crime. As people push him one way and some the other he has to overcome many issues before he can find his HEA. Daphne is a lovely wonderful woman full of spirit who stands up for what she believes in. Sure there are other men who want her attention, but she can’t get over her feelings for the one man who doesn’t want her.

The narrator does a great job but at times is a little slow not pausing when he needs to and pausing before he should. As the audio takes you away and comes to life I didn’t notice it and was taken away by a great story. I thought he has improved with his female voices, but they still need a little work. His male voices are great as he pulls you in with some very sexy and deep ones but also some that are more childlike they really fit the characters. I had no trouble knowing who was talking or what they were feeling. He shows great emotions from sad, to humor as needed. I found no background noises or any volume changes, there are no repeating of words. If any breaks were taken I could not tell. I thought this was a great listen that really made me feel the characters emotions and was very easy to picture the scenes as they played out. It is a very clean and clear audio that I totally enjoyed.

The story is a wonderful delightful fun read that holds your attention with mystery, drama, anger, love, learning to overcome, romance and humor that makes you laugh. I truly loved the monkey he was so adorable and adds so much to this story. The author puts a lot in a small space of time which really pulls the reader in. I love that there is no filler and the story does not drag on. It is to the point but filled with so much going on that you are hanging on the edge at times. The characters are great, there are some very touching scenes with supporting characters. I truly felt like this town was my home with wonderful friends and neighbors I just wanted to move there. The author writes about some very touchy issues as she brings to life the true facts on how Indians were dealt with and how they overcome some of them. I thought this was such a touching read with wonderful characters and I didn’t want the story to end. I truly loved every scene that the author bought alive making it so easy to picture things as they happened in my mind. I can’t wait to see what she comes up with next.

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The situation between Deputy Brock Guthrie and Daphne Decker is complicated. Can he get past his hatred of Indians and accept Daphne for the woman she is within instead of seeing only her Comanche heritage? Will he take a chance and come down from the fence he sits on, or will he turn away from the possibility of a lifetime of happiness with Daphne?

Joel Rifkin: The Horrifying & True Story of Joel the Ripper

Joel Rifkin: The Horrifying & True Story of Joel the Ripper
The Serial Killer Books, Book 4
By: Jack Rosewood, Rebecca Lo
Narrated by: Kevin Kollins
Series: The Serial Killer Series, Book 4
Length: 3 hrs and 34 mins
Unabridged Audiobook


There are a lot of interesting facts as the author goes through Joel as a serial killer and his defense of doing it because of adoption. He gives you facts based on killers who are adopted and one of the defenses he used in this case but as you will find in Joel’s case beside being bullied from his peers he had a very loving home. He also gives other defenses he used for his reason to kill.

The narrator really bought this audio to life. He gave emotion when he needed to but for the most part he just does it in his normal voice much like someone doing the news which is the way it should be. There are no background noises, no repeating of words, no volume changes just a clean clear audio that I totally enjoyed. If any breaks were taken I could not tell, he gave the right pause for the words to sink. He lays it out and lets the listener judge what their emotion will be.

I usually really enjoy this author’s true crime but here he goes into the names of the adopted people who have killed but gives little information. After a while it becomes overwhelming and your mind goes off on its own. It is interesting to see how many adopted people have killed but just not enough information is given to hold your attention. The first part of this book is outstanding and I totally enjoyed it.

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Joel Rifkin trolled the streets on Manhattan and Long Island under the cover of night, searching for a way to ease the intense urges he couldn’t deny. Prostitutes were his targets, and though some he allowed to live, there were many who were much less fortunate.

Dismembered bodies were soon discovered, but nobody could identify who was responsible for such despicable acts of murder and horror. Until, one night while Rifkin was disposing of his 17th victim, he was finally caught.

One of the most famous serial killers, Rifkin has shared some of his thoughts and feelings about the crimes he committed, yet he too still questions why he felt the way he did. He is perhaps one of the most interesting American serial killers to date, and his true crime stories are among the most disturbing.

There have been few New York murders committed by serial killers, including Rifkin and the Long Island Serial Killer. Rifkin was at one time considered a suspect in the case of the Long Island Serial Killer, and this true crime book discusses his opinions of who the killer could actually be.

If you are passionate about true crime serial killers, then you will absolutely enjoy this book. Of all the serial killer books out there, this one delves into the controversy surrounding the death penalty, and discusses whether monsters like Rifkin should be executed or allowed to live their days out in prison, when they stripped that opportunity from the innocent victims they slayed.

Saturday, May 26, 2018

Blind Secrets Reveal Murder

Blind Secrets Reveal Murder (Madison Hart Mysteries Book 8)
by DB Jones


If you want a story full of mystery from a mind that knows how to twists a story until your head is spinning with wonderful clues that hold your attention giving you a page turner this is the book for you. Ms. Jones knows how to build up her plots with such interesting twists that keep you guessing until the end. I must say I did not see the killer even though I had questions and doubts about the person as well as a few others. This is a well blend of romance from characters we have come to love and new characters that really gets your heart pumping while spinning a tale that holds you spellbound.

The author gives you two characters that from the outside are so much in love they go around the town holding hands. You might think this isn’t anything new but as you read it really is. How many older couples that are over 70 do you see still holding hands acting like they just met so much in love but have been married for over 30 plus years? Not many, yes I know a few but there aren’t many out there. You come to ask yourself is this all a rouge and act or can these people really love each other that much. It is so cute, so darling until the day they both end up dead which looks like it is a murder suicide or even a double suicide? The plot thickens as more characters come into play with family members missing, some of questionable character, let’s not forget those family members that seem so caring and loving. You ask yourself can a man that old carry a woman and do what they say he did to her and then take his own life or did the women take her own life. So many questions with few answers, there is still the autopsy what will is show or will it leave more questions unanswered?

The author wraps all this mystery around two loving couples that have had some trying time, over the years there has been some life or death times. As the story opens Josh and Danny have been shot leaving one close to deaths door. When Josh finally gets out of the hospital he has a hard time taking the rest period the doc orders. What follows is some interesting reading as Josh tries to investigate why keeping Madison his very pregnant wife who is an investigator safe and sound. Both end up in this murder mystery up to their eyeballs as they work out the plot coming to close to the answers that could leave them dead.

I loved the plot, the mystery and the touching romance between the characters. The pregnancy issue I pretty much worked out but the who did it kept me on the edge until the end. There are many twists and turns, a little romance and a delightful old couple I came to love even though I never met them. It is a story of intrigue that keeps you guessing, wondering as your heart breaks for a couple that seem to have loved each other like no other. This is a mystery around a mystery with lots of excitement with a shocking end that I didn't see coming and you do not want to miss.

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During a stand-off with a killer who almost ended Detective Josh Logan’s life with a gunshot wound to the chest, Agent Madison Hart rushes into the room as Josh slumps to the floor. The murderer turns and draws his weapon on Madison but she doesn’t hesitate, she fires the kill-shot.
When Josh gets discharged from the hospital, Madison brings him home to recover but becomes worried when a double suicide crosses the desk of Josh’s partner, Detective Danny Crews. She knows that like herself, Josh was meant to uncover the truth of any crime.
Madison receives a call from her friend, Anne Gunter, a psychic who lives in Cassadaga, Florida that the case might not be what it appears. Madison knows if Josh gets wind of this, he might try to interject himself into the case before the doctor clears him to return to work.
Once the coroner, Doctor Webb presents his report on the cause of deaths to the Police Department; there will be no way Josh is going to sit behind a desk while his partner, Detective Crews, and the Hart Agency pursue the leads.
In spite of what the Police Department believes happened to the couple, Madison is haunted by where the evidence is leading. Were these deaths the results of a double suicide… or was it murder?

Wednesday, May 9, 2018

Venom Boxed Set

Venom Boxed Set (Vampires and Rock Stars)
By: Kristen Middleton, K.L. Middleton
Narrated by: Meghan Kelly
Length: 16 hrs and 7 mins
Unabridged Audiobook
Release date: 11-27-17



A thrilling suspenseful ride filled with drama, humor, horror, sorrow, sadness as well as smiles and laughs from start to finish, the author covers many types of supernaturals. An intrigue unique read that is fast paced for the most part, it has a very interesting plot with wonderful characters. It is steamy with some very hot hunk that you are so going to love.

Venom: When Chelsey hunts down her cousin in a nightclub she has no idea how much it is going to change her life or what all she will lose. One night changes everything as she lives through the nightmare along with finding people she never dreamed and what they do to humans she is terrified. Here is where she meets Slade and his band where she is attacked and loses so much. Slade takes charge and become a night in shinning armor as he sweeps her off her feet to start a new life. His only trouble is keeping her at arms link, he has his reasons why humans aren't his cup of tea.

Slade: Chelsey and her cousin are the only ones left in their family they are on the run trying to outrun the woman who is hunting them down to kill them. They know too much and they must die. She is uneasy being around Sade can he be trusted or does he just want her blood, maybe he will be the one who kills her. The plot thickens as Slade’s exs sister come to visit, she is up to something and is holding a big secret that will shake Slade’s world. As Slade and Chelsey grow closer there is someone very near that is about to start some trouble.

Toxic: As you found in the second book Slade’s life just turned upside down when he finds out the truth about his ex and her sister. What about Vanessa boyfriend isn’t he something, oh he has plans for Chelsey but Slade has her back or will he be too late?

Ms. Kelly does a wonderful job narrating from her wonderful character voices to the delightful emotions she puts into her audios. Her male and female voices are very good, you always know who is talking and what they are feeling. You can hear the emotions that each character is going through as well as the fear, happiness, confusion and sorrow. There are no background noise, no repeating of words, no volume changes. If any breaks were taken I could not tell. I always knew who was talking, what they are feeling. She really brought the characters to life pulling me in and painting a picture I could see in my mind. I could really hear the desperation in Chelsey’s voice and the powerful emotions that Slade has. This is a very clean, clear audio that is very realistic that you almost feel like you are watching a movie, the characters feel real even though we know they do not exist I found myself watching out the window expecting to see one. I really enjoyed how she shows the sparks flying between these two as their feeling and confusion grow you are pulled in. The narrator makes them feel like they are family. I totally enjoyed listening to this audio.

Loved the plot, the story line feels real as well as the characters. I really didn’t want it to end and I do hope the author is planning on writing more in this series. When Chelsey said one day she would find and deal with the woman that turned her world upside down I was think you go get her, but I totally understood that now is not the time she has things she must deal with first as she starts her new life with Slade. The way the character said it made me feel there will be more added to this series and I for one can’t wait. I loved the supporting characters they add so much to this series. Many things happen, a lot of twists and turns that are exciting, some will have your throat in your mouth, making your heart beat faster and wanting to get in on the fight yourself.  He steam is hot some very hot sex scenes that will heat you up. The danger is real as well as the excitement. It was a very hard audio to put down I needed to find what happened next. There wasn’t anything I didn’t love about these stories. It was well written you can tell a lot of thought went into the writing as well as the narration. I hope you pick it up and give it a listen you are in for one thrilling ride.


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Summary
Written by New York Times best-selling author, Kristen Middleton!
Includes Venom, Slade, and Toxic
Venom - Book One: When Melody Williams goes missing at a concert, at Club Nightshade, her 18-year-old cousin, Chelsey Fairfax, sneaks into the club to find answers. Little does she know that some mysteries are better left hidden. Meanwhile, Venom is in town, a hot new band from Europe, and the owner of Club Nightshade wants them there permanently...
Slade - Book Two: Chelsey is on the run from Faye and her Night Roamers. Can she trust Slade to keep her safe, or is he a bigger threat than the monsters tracking her?
Toxic - Book Three: Now that Slade has learned the truth about Vanessa, will he give up Chelsey in order to win back the woman he thought he'd lost, so long ago?And...Melody has set her sights on Liam and isn't willing to give up easily.
This vampire shifter romance series intended for mature readers due to sexual situations and language. Also, there is an attempted rape scene toward the end of the book.