Friday, June 12, 2020

Independent Audiobook Awards happening tonight! If you want to check it out, follow the links to one of their social media pages:

Link to Facebook page

Link to Twitter account which has the link to the stream that starts at 8:15 P.M. CST

Good luck to all who entered! 

Warlock At War (Arcane Inc., Book 4) by Sean Stone and narrated by Hannibal Hills

Warlock At War (Arcane Inc., Book 4) by Sean Stone and narrated by Hannibal Hills is the best of the series so far. It keeps getting better and better with each book. If you’re looking for a dark world with a snarky warlock, you should def give this a listen. When I first started this series I wasn't sure about it, but as it went on, I'm absolutely loving it. 

Where to purchase:

What’s it about? Adrian is cashing in on the favor Eddie and Ashley owe him. Unfortunately it has to do with vampire business and they find themselves fighting a war they hadn’t planned on. It’s full of action from start to finish. I enjoyed the twists, turns, and darkness. The characters are developing nicely and great world building. I have no critic for this particular book in the series- it’s a great addition.

The narrator, Hannibal Hills, does a great job. He certainly nails Eddie and helps make the book stand out.

Overall I recommend, especially if darker fantasy with magic is your thing. When I first started this series I wasn’t sure if I would continue as the first book is good, but not great and it took a little bit of warming up to Eddie/his character developing, but once that happened, I found I could not put this series down. Make sure if you start this series, you stick with it through the second book.

Parental guidance/trigger warnings: this particular book has a focus on war between two groups- there’s death, animal torture (don’t worry, it ends for the better thanks to Eddie), violence, or similar things. The MC suffers from PTSD, although he doesn’t say it specifically, it’s implied (his enemy, who also raised him, killed his parents at a young age and then used him as she wanted/trained him to do bad things- no sexual abuse). Language used: F x30, S x18.

Where to find the author: Sean Stone
Where to find the narrator: Hannibal Hills

Sunday, June 7, 2020

The Sweetest Torment: A Post-Apocalyptic Zombie Novel (Oklahoma Wastelands, Book 3) by Kate L. Mary and narrated by Heather Firth

The Sweetest Torment: A Post-Apocalyptic Zombie Novel (Oklahoma Wastelands, Book 3) by Kate L. Mary and narrated by Heather Firth is another good addition to the series. Recommend if you’ve been listening to this series and if not, you should def start! I've made it no surprise I'm a fan of Kate's work- her stories have a way of sucking you in and are difficult to put down once you start.

Where to purchase:
Barnes & Noble

What's it about? Kellan and Regan are back and dealing with the psycho Andrew while encountering new crazies of the religious variety (don’t worry, there’s a couple normal folks too). When Kellan and Regan become separated, a harsh reality sets in for Regan. There are heavy loses and gains, a good amount of focus on their relationship development, and some surprises. I LOVE this world overlaps with her other books (nope, not saying who, listen to the series). There is bonus content at the end for one of the new characters back story, which was a nice surprise.

The narrator, Health Firth, was fabulous (yet again!). Great voices, pacing, and overall adds to the book.

“I knew I was living in a twisted world when I found myself rooting for a zombie, but I couldn’t help it.”

Parental guidance/trigger warnings: It’s the zompoc so things like violence, death, torture, PTSD, or like situations occur. Some sex (nothing too graphic). Language used: F x1, S x28.

Where to find the author: Kate L. Mary
Where to find the narrator: Heather Firth

*I was given a free review copy of the audiobook at my request and have voluntarily left this review. Thank you for allowing me to listen and review the book!