Wednesday, September 20, 2017

Audiobook - MACK (Black Mountain Pack series) by Miranda Lynn Narrator Brian Callahan

MACK

Black Mountain Pack, #1

by Miranda Lynn

Narrator: Brian Callahan

Length: 4 hours 25 minutes

Publisher: Miranda Lynn

Released: August 4th 2017

Genre: Paranormal Romance

   
The Book Junkie Reads . . . Review of . . . MACK (Black Mountain Pack Series) . . . Getting familiar with the Black Mountain Pack was fun. Taking part in the search for Casey. Feeling her fears while she knew someone was following her. Her learning who and what she was. This was engaging. The story was short and had much for Casey to learn. Her comprehension of the things around her and the new world she was now a part of. I would like to see what direction things go in now that the lost has been found and returned back home.

Narration of . . . MACK (Black Mountain Pack Series) . . . Brian provided strong vocal for the characters. Each with a distinct presence. I felt a bit off centered with Mack having the more dominating voice over the alpha of the pack, but I learned to cope with it and moved on. The audio was smooth and transition seamlessly between chapters. There were no audio hiccups. The audio was able to keep up with speed changed. The quality clear. This was the perfect length for an afternoon drive-around. 

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

His missing sister or his mate?

Casey grew up in the foster care system and it wasn’t easy. A whirlwind of events after she ages out shows her why. Her repressed shifter side emerges with the help of her soon to be mate and his pack. She does her best to learn who and what she as while under the pressure of being hunted by her biological father and his pack.

Mack has been searching for his adopted sister for years after her kidnapping and thinks he has finally found her. His shifter side on the other hand thinks they have found their mate. Fate throws them together in the midst of an oncoming battle and Mack lets instinct take over and follows his heart.


When the truth comes out the mating instinct takes over and together Mack and Casey change the rules of shifter laws once again.
  


Time Travel and Paranormal Romance author. Her Destiny series takes you on a roller coaster ride through time with sexy Highlanders and sassy female heroines. If shifters are your kryptonite then check out her Black Mountain Pack series which throws a twist on the traditional shifter lore.

Miranda is a mother to two teenage boys who are sure they know it all, a 75lb lapdog, a 15lb foot warmer, and a cat that most days plans her demise. She is thankful her husband doesn't mind the extra voices in her head. Miranda is an only child who grew up on a dairy farm in Illinois which left her plenty of time to make up stories in her head for entertainment. She currently resides in Tennessee where she wonder if Mother Nature will ever stop with the hormonal mood swings. She fuels herself with
 coffee, chocolate, and wine.
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Brian is a three-time Emmy winner and on-air news personality. His diverse audiobook catalogue features one of Kirkus Reviews’ “Best Indie Books” as well as an Independent Publisher Book Awards Finalist. Brian brings more than two decades of broadcasting experience to his voice work, which includes nearly 20 audiobooks available on Audible and iTunes. He lives with his wife and family in Seattle.
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    with Author Miranda Lynn
    1.     Waffle fries or curly fries? Waffle fries
    2.     GIF with a hard g or soft g? Hard g
    3.     Fantasy or science-fiction? Fantasy
    4.     Superman or Batman? Superman
    5.     Text message or call? Text
    6.     Pancakes or waffles? pancakes
    7.     Doctor Who or the Walking Dead? ugh...The tenth Dr otherwise Walking Dead
    8.     TV Shows or movies? Both
    9.     Facebook or Twitter? Facebok
    10. Alice in Wonderland or Robinson Crusoe? Alice in Wonderland
    11. Being too warm or too cold? Too warm
    12. Netflix or Hulu? netflix
    13. Work Hard or Play Hard? Play hard
    14. Passenger or Driver? Driver
    15. Amusement Park or Day at the Beach? Beach
    16. Honesty or Other’s Feelings? Careful Honesty
    17. Movie at Home or Movie at the Theater? Movie at home
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    Werewolf Erotic Thriller - Guardian Unforgiven (Guardian Unforgiven, #1) by Nollen Bradley

    Guardian Unforgiven
    Guardian Unforgiven, #1
    by Nollen Bradley
    Date of Publication: July 5th 2017
    Cover Artist: Nollen Bradley
    Genre: Werewolf Erotic Thriller

    BLURB
    Family secrets are hard to hide, sometimes they claw their way out.

    The werewolf, most believe to be folklore or legend. For centuries, the existence of werewolves were kept secret and guarded by a warrior class of lycan descended from a fierce ancient line known as the Guardians. These Guardians, sworn to uphold the peace between the wolf and humans. But, some werewolves not satisfied with living in secrecy start lashing out, hunting and killing all with the ancient gene to push humanity into extinction.

    Now, only a few descendants are left with the cursed bloodline, some don’t even know they have it…   
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    "...Getting up slowly recouping from the severe burning lacerations on my back, fighting the urge to turn, the Alpha female hits my side throwing me back onto the ground as she jumps on top. Her enormous body weight started to crush me. I punch her in the ribs with everything I had but it was only enough to piss her off.
     I grabbed a piece of drift wood next to me and I jam it in the Alpha’s jaw sideways with my hands on each side of her mouth, and push as far back as I could. She started chomping the wood as I keep pushing with every ounce of strength I could muster.

     The growling from the irritated Alpha was deafening. Her saliva drooling over my face as the splinters from her grinding the drift wood fell into my eyes. My aggravation escalating, without thought, I started feeling the beast within start to emerge."
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    Author Info
    Nollen Bradley is a pen name for Bradley Noll an American author residing near Leavenworth Kansas. The married, father of two grown children is new to the published author scene even though he has been writing song lyrics, poems and short stories all of his life.

    Brad grew up on a farm outside of Winchester Kansas learning the value of hard work. Following college, Brad spent twelve years as a Paramedic until his second back surgery ending his successful career where he received several letters of commendation.

    Brad spent time farming in his off days feeling the everyday pressures of the weather, markets and juggling the debt that is associated with large business. Brad also spent several years as an amateur Rodeo Clown (Bullfighter) working several local rodeos in the IPRA circuit. All the while, continuing to write songs and preform at local venues. Following a music CD he produced named “Make Believe” with eleven of his original songs and while in the process of producing his second Album he realized his talent was more suited for writing then music.

    Brad takes the experience from the sweat stinging his eyes from the heat on a hot July day in Kansas. The heartache from having to tell a parent or a child that their loved one has died and there was nothing he could do, to the struggles of trying to pursue a dream and watching it crumble in front of him.

    Brad has developed a style that draws on real life experiences to provided exciting yet believable story lines that captivate readers. Writing unbelievable tales with the realism of the struggles from everyday life in the painful cookie cutter suburban age. 
     
    The Book Junkie Reads . . . Interview with Nollen Bradley . . .

    How would you describe your style of writing to someone that has never read your work?
    I describe my writing as… descriptive. I want the reader to invasion the entire scene. Details that add to the story. It has to add something, if I’m writing about it, it’s relevant.

    Do you feel that writing is an ingrained process or just something that flows naturally for you?
    According to myself it flows naturally, but if you ask my editor it’s an ingrained process.
    My process is simple. I can write and things flow well for about four hours. I can usually get anywhere from 2500 to 3500 words done in that amount of time.
    After that time limit of four hours the creative energy is gone until the next day. So, for the next four hours of the day I concentrate on the marketing side of the business. Because no matter what people say, if you are going to make a living at this you have to look upon it as a business.

    What are some of your writing/publishing goals for this year?
    I have the second book of the Guardian unforgiven series just about written. It should be released sometime in December of this year.
    I will start the third book of the series this year while the second one is at the editors and hope to have it ready for release in March or April of 2018
    I also am writing a historical romance book, but it’s a slow process and do not have a deadline set for this one due to all the research involved.

    Where would you spend one full year, if you could go ANYWhere? What would you do with this time?
    I would go to Australia, spend time in the outback. Discover new locations in the wilderness and the people that live there. Spend time in some of the cities just learning about the culture and the difference between the rural and urban life.

    If you could spend one-week with 5 fictional character, who would they be?
    The fictional characters would have to be:
    John Rambo
    Rocky Balboa
    Captain America
    Wolverine
    Deadpool

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    Monday, September 18, 2017

    BOOK BLITZ w/EXCERPT - Ryder Lost Breed MC, #1 by Ali Parker & Weston Parker

    Ryder
    Lost Breed MC, #1
    by Ali Parker & Weston Parker
    Publication date: September 12th 2017
    Genres: Adult, Romance
    A life of darkness only pays while the sun stays hidden.
     
    BLURB
    The shadows of the past follow me no matter where I turn. Mistakes I thought were long dead and gone seem to nip at my heels and tear at my soul.

    I’m not a good man. Not worthy of redemption.

    As President of the Lost Breed MC, I fight, f*ck and take what’s mine. But everything changed in the blink of an eye, and now I got a kid, my brother’s kid. The teenage bastard is just like me. And he’s gone missing.
    My only hope is that the pretty cop down at the station is willing to help a criminal like me out. My focus should be on the kid, but I can’t stop thinking about owning her, marking her, making her mine. She thinks she’s going to be able to resist me forever. She’s wrong.

    I’m driven mad with the desire to gain her affection, to be the one that wakes her up in the dead of night to take advantage of her softness and remind her who’s King.

    But what cost would the reaper require to give me such bliss? And am I willing to pay it?
    You bet your ass I am.
    #Alpha #Biker #MC #HOT
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    EXCERPT:
    “You’re almost late.” Axel glanced up from his bent over position beside a new car we were working on.
    “Almost isn’t late.” I walked past him toward the office. “Move before you fuck the project up. Your part is done. It’s my turn to do the touch ups and such.”
    “You’re right.”
    “On both accounts.” I ran my fingers through my hair and winked at Ellie, one of the girls that worked in the shop. She was a better grease monkey than most of the boys. If Axel weren’t hiding a hard-on for the pretty thing, I’d have already laid her out and made her scream my name a few times.
    “What shit are you already starting this morning, Moretti?” She glanced up from the pile of paperwork Axel had scattered across his desk.
    “Just making sure everyone knows their place.” I reached for the schedule and ran my finger down the long list of jobs we had to get through. “Who’s coming in today for pick up.”
    “Nancy Morgan is due in around nine this morning for her Cadi.” She gave me a quirky smile.
    “What?” I stood up straight and lifted my eyebrow. “Got something to say?”
    “Yeah, but maybe I should moan it, so you’d understand it better.” She laughed and turned her back to me. “You know Axel would be pissed if he knew you were fucking the customers.”
    “Would he?” I dropped the schedule back on the desk and walked to the door. “Let Miss Morgan know that she needs to see me to get her keys.” I grabbed her keys off the rack by the door and walked out. She was a rich bitch with a horrible laugh, but she could suck a dick like nobody’s business. I was more than happy to give her a little bit of practice.
    “Fuck.” Axel walked around a Mustang we had jacked up four feet into the air.
    “What’s up?” I slipped the keys in my pocket and gave my closest friend my attention.
    “Ellie keeps leaving her tools all over the fucking place. I almost busted my ass thanks to her wrench being on the ground. The damn thing is covered in motor oil.”
    “She’s trying to kill you.” I nodded. “It’s the way women tell you they’re interested nowadays. Used to be a little light flirting, maybe a room key, or a subtle foot in your lap to play with your dick, but things have progressed.”
    “Fuck you too.” He rolled his eyes and walked around me. “She’s not interested, and even if she were… you’re not.”
    “Okay.” I followed him, wanting to push a little harder just for the fun of it. “Then if you’re not into her, then move outta the way. She’s beautiful. I’d love to spread her taut little thighs and-”
    The quickness of his attack threw me off guard. He popped me in the throat two times in quick succession and the pain of it stole my breath. “Shut the fuck up about her, Johnny. Now.”
    I lifted my hands as I gasped for air. “Got it. Damn it, man.”
    “Sorry.” He ran his fingers through his hair and let out a long sigh. “I can’t stop thinking about her. I tried to take a girl out last night and I barely got the rubber on before I called out Ellie’s name.”
    I rubbed at my throat and tried hard not to return pop him in the mouth for hitting me. I’d deserved that shit, but I was the upper dog in the fight, and would easily win should it come to something like that.
    “Stop fucking around and tell her.” I popped him in the gut. “And don’t hit me again. I’ll fuck you up.”
    “You wanna go, old man?”
    “Old man?” I reached for him as someone cleared their throat behind us.
    “I heard you had my keys, Johnny.” Her voice was sweet like sugar.
    “That I do.” I winked at Axel and spun on my heel. “Damn, Miss Morgan. And I thought your car looked good all dressed up and pimped out.”
    She smiled and bit at her lip as she eye-fucked me. Oh yeah. She was going on her knees.
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    Ali Parker
    Ali Parker is a full-time contemporary and new adult romance writer with more than a hundred and twenty books behind her. She loves coffee, watching a great movie and hanging out with her hubs. By hanging out, she means making out. Hanging out is for those little creepy elves at Christmas. No tight green stockings for her.

    She’s an entrepreneur at heart and loves coming up with more ideas than any one person should be allowed to access. She lives in Texas with her hubs and three kiddos and looks forward to traveling the world in a few years. Writing under eleven pen names keeps her busy and allows her to explore all genres and types of writing.
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    Weston Parker
    I'm a former firefighter/EMS guy who's picked up the proverbial pen and started writing bad boy romance stories. I co-write with my sister, Ali Parker, as we travel the United States for the next two years.

    You're going to find Billionaires, Bad Boys, Mafia and loads of sexiness.
    Something for everyone, hopefully. I'd love to connect with you. Check out the links below and come find me.

    Join Weston's Insiders
    Like Bad Boys with strong language and a naughty imagination they're not afraid to act out anytime, anywhere, all the time? You've found your peeps. http://eepurl.com/cpGam5
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    BOOK BLITZ w/EXCERPT - Falling For You (Great Escapes, #1) by Charlotte Blake


    Falling For You
    Great Escapes, #1
    by Charlotte Blake
    Publication date: September 12th 2017
    Genres: Adult, Contemporary, Romance
    Sometimes love finds you whether you want it to or not …
    BLURB
    Grace Clark is a star at her job as an art director at Boston’s biggest advertising firm. But inside she’s still mourning the loss of her sister two years ago. Losing Mia and a failed engagement have been enough to keep her heart on lockdown ever since.

    Luke Arnold is tired of relationships that don’t go anywhere. Usually women are all over him, but it’s been years since he’s met someone he could really fall for.

    But when he sees Grace from across the room at the Redview Lodge, he can’t keep his eyes off her. They meet in the New Hampshire mountains over Thanksgiving, and they find in one another something that neither of them expected.
    18+
    NOTE: This STAND-ALONE romance contains very steamy love scenes. All of the books in the Great Escapes series can be read in any order.
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    EXCERPT:
    Mia turned up the radio as her sedan flew across the slick road.
    Let’s Go Crazy.
    She was excited about the trip home. She had been living in New York, and despite the close proximity to Boston, she hadn’t seen her sister, Grace, for four months. Mia was just finishing school, and between internships and the huge amount of work she had been putting in to earn her MBA, there just wasn’t any time. She was lucky to have a sister like Grace. She understood when Mia was too busy to talk. And with Grace, she never needed to feel pressured to have a perfect relationship. When they did get a chance to see each other, it was as if they had never been apart.
    Though lately Mia had been trying to make extra time to connect with her heartbroken sister, at least on the phone. Grace was just getting on her feet again after a long depression. Her fiancé had pulled a fast one on her, and there had been a few months of Mia visiting her often, trying to coax her off the couch and into therapy. Grace had been absent from work long enough that her job was on the line. She had some savings, but not enough to last her more than a few months.
    Grace had resisted at first, but Mia had seen this kind of thing before and had known exactly what to do. In the end, she’d found the right doctor and therapist for her sister and then harassed her until she made, and kept, appointments with them. It took some time, but eventually she had started to come back to herself. Mia credited the meds more than anything, though she knew Grace hated having to take them.
    She was back to work now, though, busy again, and they still talked a couple times a week to touch base, more if Grace needed someone to cry to. Mia was relieved that she would have a chance to focus on her for a bit, and was glad the mellow holiday at home wouldn’t distract them too much. There were lots of tears in those weekly calls, and though they’d ebbed away a bit, she couldn’t wait to wrap her arms around her sister in a big bear hug.
    She and Grace had grown up at their parents’ place in Boston. It had been even longer since she had seen them, and she couldn’t wait to catch up on all the family gossip. Her mom tended to try to keep family secrets just that: secret. But her dad had let slip that her aunt’s daughter had been working, no joke, as a stripper. Everyone in the family was in a tizzy about it, but were too afraid to confront her. Mia would have loved the opportunity to get the details first hand, but really she had been relieved to find out that her aunt and cousin would not be joining them for the Thanksgiving holiday.
    Probably too embarrassed, she thought.
    She laughed aloud as the music played. She had never been close with her cousin, but Angie had been known to jump around from school to school, project to project, job to job. Whatever the story was, Mia was sure there would be plenty of secondhand lurid details once she pulled into the driveway. She’d get her mom to talk, even if it took all week.
    It was getting late, nearly eleven, and she was eager to get there. She had expected to arrive by nine, but no such luck. The traffic out of the city had lasted for hours. But now she was on the move again. The snow had turned to rain, which meant the roads were pretty clear now, and she pushed on the gas a little harder.
    The music on the radio changed, and a moment later Winter Wonderland was blasting through her speakers.
    “Aw, yuck!” she shouted at the radio, wrenching the volume down.
    It wasn’t even Thanksgiving yet, and already with the Christmas music! The last thing she needed was to get that junk spinning through her head all night long.
    She picked up her phone to switch to her playlist. She was an expert at her phone, and could make most of the selections, even texting, without even looking at the thing. One day they’d probably just implant the information into people’s brains somehow, but for now she just had to wing it like everyone else.
    But it was late, and she was on the freeway. She needed to look at the screen to select some different music. She checked around her for cops and then waited for a straight stretch of road. She held the phone up to the steering wheel so she could glance back and forth between the screen and the road, scrolling down the list, searching for something classic, something she could sing to, to wake her up a little for the last hour of the drive. More Prince, maybe.
    Out of the corner of her eye she saw a movement, something white speeding by her passenger side window. A motorcycle? No.
    It was a truck, and it was going way too fast. He was going to cut her off. She dropped her phone and blared her horn, then watched in horror as it tipped onto two wheels, about to flip over right in front of her.
    How was this happening?
    She steered right to get out of the way. The back end of the truck clipped her car at just the right spot. Just the wrong spot.
    She was airborne. There was no sound but for her own blood pumping, ringing in her ears.
    Time slowed down.
    As her car flipped through the air again and again, her thoughts went blank. Adrenaline rushed through her body as the first airbag went off, but when the car smashed upside down onto the pavement, she only registered the pain.
    And then it was over.
    She was gone.
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    Author Info
    I am happy to call the San Francisco Bay Area home, where I lives with my husband, two kids, one dog and three cats. I started writing at an early age, but have only been writing novels for the past five years. I love the idea of love conquering all, and that is what drove me to begin the Great Escapes series, where the reader follows couples meeting up in exotic locations around the world. In this series, each book is a stand-alone, and each can be read in any order.

    But readers, be forewarned, there is a healthy amount of steam in these books!

    Thank you for stopping by, and I hope you enjoy Great Escapes!
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    New Release - Times Square by Jana Aston

    Times Square 
    by Jana Aston
    Publication date: September 18th 2017
    Genres: Adult, Contemporary, Romance
    A STANDALONE romance from New York Times bestselling author Jana Aston
    Once in a while right in the middle of an ordinary life, love gives us a fairy tale.
    BLURB
    I saw that quote about fairy tales embroidered on a decorative pillow at a home decorating store. Honestly, it pissed me off. Retail propaganda aimed to promote sales when any single girl in the city could tell them they’d sell more if they’d offer Keep Your Pants On, Asshole instead.

    But it’s fine. I don’t have room for decorative pillows anyway.
    And I don’t have time for distractions.

    Which is why I’m ignoring the distraction staring at me right now. The one who looks like he belongs on a billboard campaign. The one with the full lips and the cocky smile. The one refusing to look away even when I give him my best no way scowl.

    The one headed in my direction. Right now.
    *Times Square was previously published inside the Love In Transit anthology.
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    Jana Aston likes cats, big coffee cups and books about billionaires who deflower virgins. She wrote her debut novel while fielding customer service calls about electrical bills, and she's ever grateful for the fictional gynecologist in Wrong that readers embraced so much she was able to make working in her pajamas a reality. Jana’s novels have appeared on the NYT, USA Today and Wall Street Journal bestseller lists, some multiple times. She likes multiples.
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