Audiobooks to listen to: The Secret Series

Hello and welcome!

I listened to book 1 a while ago, didn’t know what to think, I didn’t leave a review…

But … some time has passed and now I had the opportunity to get the trilogy and oh boy… it was worth it. That is why I do not discount stories, sometimes our state of mind does not resonate with some stories, so I always give them another chance.

The Secret Series: The Complete Trilogy

by Gina A. Jones

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Julia: I don’t know what to expect alone at this isolated manor. I’m a nanny for a 10-year-old little girl. Her father is gone. I’m not sure he even exists. Things don’t seem right. There are strange calls, and I hang up. Then, one dark, stormy night, he enters my life. I watch his strange behavior. I witness the strange relationship between him and his daughter. I watch him watch me. 

One minute he’s harsh and the next he’s vulnerable. He tells me he needs me. He tells me his wife is dead. I want to believe him because I have fallen in love with him. He doesn’t know I crave him. He doesn’t know I want to touch him. He doesn’t know I’m a virgin. And…he doesn’t know I have found his secret hidden in the floor of my closet.

Jonas: She doesn’t know the murder I covered up. She doesn’t know the woman I destroyed. She doesn’t know the evil schemed I conjured to lure her to my manor. She doesn’t know I altered her fate. She doesn’t know my true intentions. She doesn’t know I watched her long before we met one dark, stormy night. She doesn’t know the man I used to be. But I do.

She doesn’t know the truth.

Follow the epic journey of Julia Ellis and Jonas Fairbanks in this breathtaking, you’ll never see it coming, three-book trilogy of The Secret Series. 

Warning: This book contains graphic sexual scenes and is recommended for mature listeners only.

My review: 5 stars

Where do I start? One of the hardest stories I listened to in a while … complicated, twisted, sad… kept me guessing the whole time. At times I wanted it to be over, then didn’t want to know what was coming next. My heart was ripped to shreds and just when I found a sliver of hope for mending, it got twisted again. So realistic in many ways that at time it was like a movie reel in my mind. The first two books I judged Jonas, but understood him too… at least I thought I did until book 3 when it was his time to tell the story. The angst and despair, the fight for a simple, happy life…. but he did it… THEY did it, with Julia. His friend Luke is a great secondary character, same with Natalie. Rebecca and Genevieve were the ones that I am sure many detest for their twisted minds.
I am glad I took the trilogy because book 1 and 2 end in cliffhangers and it would have driven me mad to wait for the next story. It is dark, but with a great ending and justice is rendered to those who deserve it. – A great story I recommend with 5 stars

Tracy Marks is one of my fave voice, definitely on my ‘eargasm’ list and she does the many voices with such passion and variation, I love listening to her. Aaron Shedlock did Jonas justice and all the characters he portrayed in book 3, his voice is smexy and delicious. – 5 stars

I am definitely looking forward to listen to more of Gina A. Jones‘ stories. I hope Luke gets his story, but please go easy on him, Ms. Jones 🙂

I did listen to “Love, Micheal” in September last year narrated by Ms. Jones and the author does know how to get your heart going. It was another 5-star listen for me.

Check out her stories on the website and follow on FBTwitter

Tracy Marks joined me for a chat, I can’t believe it has been 3 years already, check it out here.

Aaron Shedlock also chatted with me 2 years ago, read it here.

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Until next time… read a book, listen to a book and don’t forget to show your love by leaving a review!

My Chat with Susan Hayes!

Hello and welcome!

My today’s guest is an author I’ve been following for a few years now. Her books are out of this world awesome.

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Please welcome Susan Hayes!

Do you have a nickname?
My parents usually call me Snooper. A childhood nickname because I carried a Snoopy stuffy with me for years.

What makes you laugh out loud?
British comedies.

What is your favourite smell? What does it remind you of?
The ocean. I’ve lived on an island for most of my life. Every time I leave the ocean, I miss the smell. To me, that’s the scent of home.

Favourite place to spend time in.
My home. I’m a homebody at heart.

Is there a genre that you refuse to read?
I don’t read anything to do with True Crime. I spent ten years reading and processing police files as a career. True Crime just doesn’t appeal to me because of that.

Writing! What started it?
I’ve always been a writer. Even as a kid, I loved writing my own stories. I didn’t find the courage to try and get published until much later in life. My little brother died suddenly, and I was realized that life is too short not to take chances.

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Audiobooks! What started them?
The day ACX ,Audible’s creation side, opened their doors to Canadian writers, I was in! I love audiobooks.

Does your work convey a specific emotion or message?
I write romances with strong heroines from diverse backgrounds because I believe every woman deserves her Happily Ever After.

Who is your intended audience, and why should they read your books?
My intended audience is anyone who loves Sci-Fi and Paranormal Romance with a hint of humour and a whole lot of sizzle.

What is next in your writing?
I am working on the next trilogy of stories for my Star-Crossed Alien Mail Order Bride series. They’ll be releasing this fall.

Thank you Susan for spending time with me. I am a big fan and looking forward to listen to more of your stories.

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Hope you enjoyed my chat with Ms. Hayes.

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Susan lives on Vancouver Island, off the Canadian west coast where the waters are patrolled by orcas, and the sighting of snowflakes leads to citywide panic. She’s jumped out of perfectly good airplanes on purpose and accidentally swum with sharks on the Great Barrier Reef.

If the world ends, she plans to survive as the spunky, comedic sidekick to the heroes of the new world, because she’s too short and out of shape to make it on her own for long.

As I mentioned, her books are out of this world, my love affair with them started a few years ago when I picked up the first audiobook in The Drift series, Double Down. The heroines are spunky and heroes dreamy alpha creatures.

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and I have almost worked my way thru Intergalactic Dating Agency series.

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Tieran Wilder is the voice giving them life and it is addictive. She has that warm voice that draws the listener in. I like that I can hear the emotions and moods behind the words and each character is distinctive.

I had the pleasure of meeting Susan a few times at RTC Ottawa, she is fun and a delight to be around.

You can check out her books on the website, so many to choose from: SCIENCE FICTION ROMANCE, PARANORMAL ROMANCE, CONTEMPORARY ROMANCE.

Follow on FB, Twitter and Instagram.

Also check out the 5-part posts on ACX’s blog sharing her journey into the audiobook world from a Canadian author’s perspective, informative and detailed.

Part 1Part 2Part 3Part 4Part 5

Until next time… read a book, listen to a book and don’t forget to show your love by leaving a review!

 

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