Audiobooks to listen to: Forever Mine

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I was the lucky receiver of an ALC of this audiobook and I am glad I accepted the offer. My friend told me that I will not be able to stop listening once I start and she was right.

Thrown back to the year 1897, Victoria Ashton is mistaken for, and forced to impersonate, the spiteful, unfaithful Countess of Guildford, who’s been missing for three weeks. Despite Victoria’s attempts to convince the earl she’s not his wife, her double’s infidelity and lies make it difficult, especially when Victoria falls in love with a man who loathes her.

Nicholas Thornhill, Earl of Guildford, is plagued with rumors he murdered his missing wife. When she unexpectedly reappears, he scoffs at her latest in a long string of lies. But the changes in Victoria make him alter his opinion as he forges a bond with her that crosses the boundaries of time.

Add it to your Goodreads TBR list.

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My review

Story – 5 stars
Performance – 5 stars

I thought that I read/listened to all the types of time travel stories… well… Monica Burns proved me wrong.

This is my first book from the author and the narrators, Stephanie Németh-Parker and Zachary Johnson, are new to me too. I fell in love with their voices and have to add them to my eargasm list.

I loved listening as they bring this story to life duet style, it is different from what I listened to before, the story is gripping switching between present and future, has a little of everything… suspense, intrigue, romance, steam.

The story elicited many emotions, I laughed, I cried, I shouted out loud that it made me mad. A rocky but exciting journey to the HEA they both deserve.

I received an ALC for an honest review.

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About the author

Monica Burns is a bestselling author of spicy historical, contemporary, and paranormal romance. She is also the winner of the 2015 Gold Medal International Book Award, 2016 IPPY Bronze for FOREVER MINE. At the age of nine, Monica displayed an aptitude for psychic abilities. It was then she wrote her first romance and signed it with the pseudonym she uses today—Monica Burns. She’s bought four houses based on her dreams and been within $500 of all sale/purchase prices. No she hasn’t been able to predict lottery numbers, although she sure wishes she could.

Her historical book awards include the 2011 RT BookReviews Reviewers Choice Award and the 2012 Gayle Wilson Heart of Excellence Award for Pleasure Me. She is also the recipient of the prestigious paranormal romance award, the 2011 PRISM Best of the Best award for Assassin’s Heart. From the days when she hid her stories from her sisters to her first completed full-length manuscript, she always believed in her dream despite rejections and setbacks. A workaholic wife and mother, Monica is a survivor who believes every hero and heroine deserves a HEA (Happily Ever After), especially if she’s writing the story.

Check out the website for more info and links to social media.

About the narrators

Stephanie Németh-Parker

Professional voiceover for audiobooks, commercials, corporate, medical and eLearning
An award-winning SAG-AFTRA audiobook narrator, voiceover artist and actress with 20+ years acting experience. Her voice has been described as warm and strong, with an underlying vulnerability that can easily turn snarky when needed.

Her versatility and adeptness with accents has enabled her to work in many different areas of the voiceover community – from commercials to corporate narration, animation to audiobooks.

She was the voice of Omega Watches for over 5 years and have done over a hundred voiceovers with clients including IKEA, Audi, Novartis, Roche, and Swiss Airlines to name a few.

She narrate Romance, Fantasy, YA, Thrillers, Cozy Mysteries, Non-Fiction, Horror, Memoirs and LGBTQ+.

Accents include: US – Southern, Midwest, California; British, Irish, French, German, Italian, Hungarian, Russian, Spanish and various Latin American accents.

Check out her website for more info and links to social media.

Zachary Johnson

Lover of mathematics, devourer of science fiction, and connoisseur of the dad joke. When he’s not doing math for business or fun, he’s devouring science fiction and fantasy, reading up on scientific advancements, going for a jog, or, on all too rare occasions, taking a refreshing swim at the beach. At your service, you shall have an able storyteller and gifted conveyor of information. Experienced in narrating fiction, from the romantic to the post-apocalyptic, and nonfiction, from the historical to the corporate, and armed with the tools to make it all sound great, Zachary promises that, no matter the job, you’ll be read-iculously pleased!

Check out his website for more info and links to social media.

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I am so looking forward to listen to more audiobooks from the author and the narrators.

Until next time, happy reading / listening!

Earth is My Body – Kickstarter Project

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As you probably know, I love helping new authors get the exposure through my little corner of the blogging world.

A Bright Light Out of a Dark Pandemic

9-year-old boy co-writes YA Fantasy book series

with his Auntie, USA TODAY Bestselling Author, Shannyn Leah

Kickstarter Campaign launches today, May 3rd, 2022.

Here’s a heartwarming story about a 9-year-old boy and his dream to co-write with his Auntie. 

While the world pandemic closed many doors, it opened one for C.S. Cowell, a 9-year-old boy, to co-write and get lost in building a fictional world with his Auntie, a USA TODAY Bestselling Author, Shannyn Leah. Having a love of superheroes and storytelling at a young age, C.S. guided his Auntie into a world full of superheroes, superpowers, magic, and a clever black sidekick cat – inspired by C.S.’s own pet Ollie. When a real pandemic kept C.S. from being in contact with his everyday friends, he created a fictional world and friends to make him laugh.

In their fun journey together, C.S. and his Auntie developed a series of YA Fantasy books which they are thrilled to offer to both kids and young adults alike; where they too, can lose themselves in the world of Top Secret Superheroes. Just as C.S. and Shannyn did during the global stay-at-home mandates.

While originally planning to publish mainstream, they discovered an opportunity in launching a Kickstarter Campaign. For many reasons, not everyone can read books. A Kickstarter offers the prospect of hitting enough funds to be able to produce audiobooks for the first four books, which C.S. is thrilled to offer! 

In exchange for pledging on this project, backers can access a variety of rewards including the first four eBooks for $40, an autographed paperback copy of the first four books for $120, or a year of Imperium-themed swag with the books starting at $365. Backers can also pledge an autographed copy to be donated to one of two local Christmas Toy Organizations (London Salvation Army Center of Hope or St. Thomas Christmas Care) for $30.

For more information, please visit our Kickstarter page here.

Every Imperium must accept whatever fate the Crystal Sorting Stones bestow upon them, but I didn’t ask for it. I’m not interested. I don’t want it.

Yesterday I was an ordinary foster teen living my best-boring-broke life on the edge of freedom, running from the law and stealing to survive. Today, I have superpowers and am being shipped off to a top secret world, enrolled in the Imperium Hero Academy, where they expect me to train and master my powers. All while being hunted by the darkest of all villains.

I didn’t ask for any of this.

Did I mention everyone flies in Imperium and I’m afraid of heights? Or the first time I used my powers I nearly killed an entire street of civilians?

An attack on the school reveals the headmaster and teachers aren’t telling me everything. As pieces of my past are revealed, more questions arise and I’m forced to wonder if I wasn’t brought to the academy for the sole purpose of becoming the next Hero Team.

I’ve made a goal: a year of my life to train and master my powers to help people from the human world I call home. What’s the worst that can happen?

The unthinkable.

Can I survive my year term and return to the human world I call home? Or will this world be the death of me?

The series sound promising and I hope you will support this budding author and make his dream come true. I know I am.

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