Audiobook Review – The Devil’s Riders Books 4-5

Dance with the Devil Audiobook By Joanna Blake cover art

I’m one of the Sons of Satan, part of an inner circle we call The Devil’s Riders. I was just a prospect when I first saw her. Becky Townsdale, the curvy girl who worked at Mae’s diner. She’s so pretty it hurts to look at her. I waited to make a move until I was officially a Devil’s Rider.

And then, the night of the club Prez’s wedding, I made her mine. Devlin and Kaylie might have gotten married that night, but we’re the ones who made a baby. I just didn’t know it yet.

Now she’s back in town to help Mae save the diner before it gets shut down. She’s avoiding me, but I’m not having it. I’ve waited a year to get over her, and it never happened. I want her back, this time for good. And that’s before I find out about the baby. She’s mine, and she doesn’t even know it yet.  

Marked by the Devil Audiobook By Joanna Blake cover art

Women fall into my lap. Until an innocent beauty crosses my path and wants nothing to do with me.

I’m one of the Devil’s Riders, the inner circle of one of the biggest motorcycle clubs in California. My brothers and I live on the edge of society, and we like it just fine.

I’m swimming in easy women, but I’m easily bored. Then one day, I see her: Molly McRae. She’s easy on the eyes and sweet as pie. All I want to do is take a bite.

From the moment I see Molly, I’m on a mission. I chase her down and learn her name. Then I begin my campaign to make her mine.

I want to mark her. I want to tattoo her silky skin and kiss away her tears. 

Hell, I want to put my brand on her. My name. My ring. And I won’t stop until she’s mine.

Contains mature themes.

Review

This is the continuation of my last review books 4-5 there are two more book in the series and I’m still not sure if I’m going to continue with this series. I have loved every book that I have listened to. Joanna Blake is a fantastic author. Each book seriously got better. My favorite has to be book five. These characters I fell in-love with their story. Molly is the first character who is an actual “outsider”. She doesn’t start off knowing any of the other girls from the other for books. Which I thought was a great way to hook the reader.

I will say my only real criticism is going to be that by book five we have ten POVs. Which yes each one for the most part moves along the story. I just feel like it’s to much. I really just want to hear from the two characters that the book is about. Please write more book with the other characters. I mean there are five book that could have been five series that I would have happily sat there and listened to each one of those books. That is how much I love each set of characters. f

Troy Duran and Kendall Taylor are the two amazing voice actors for this series. I love both of them. Troy has a great balance when it comes to voicing both male and female characters. Kendall is great her range is fantastic. I could listen to her all and I have been for the last week.

Thank you all for joining me here in our little part of wonderland. Please don’t forget to feed the unicorns on your way out.

Until next time

Happy reading

Much love

Ashten

Audiobook Review – Bound by Lies

Bound by Lies (Bound and Broken Book 2) by [Shea, Rebecca]

Torn between two men; one was what I needed, the other was what I wanted.
One man was safe and the other was dangerous.
But both men would lay down their lives to save me.
ATF agent Sam Cortez is fighting to bring down the Estrada family empire, which was built on murder and corruption.
Alex Estrada did what was needed to keep me safe…and paid with his life.
Starting over as I try to rebuild my life, it’s clear that the past is never what it seems.
What no one knew was that we were all bound by lies.

We are back in the world of Rebecca Shea. I was so excited. I finished the book in one sitting. I have come to one conclusion I HATE Sam. Like I wish we didn’t get his POV at all. Alex and Emilia I would have just loved if it was them two. I mean just them two. I really don’t want to say much because there is HEA and to me that is all that really matters. Rebecca Shea just plays with my heart in this whole book. It was really good. I do recommend this book.

Vikas Adam and Erin Mallon I like them together. Erin is an auto buy for me and Vikas is really good at what he does. However again the female voices can use some work. I will listen to more of his work because he he is a really good narrator.

Thank you all for joining me here in our little part of wonderland. Please don’t forget to feed the unicorns on your way out.

Until next time

Happy reading

Much love

Ashten

From #CockyGate to #CopyPasteCris

Hello, wonderlandians. I wish I was coming to you with some better new today. I was just scrolling through Facebook as one does in the morning before work and I came across a post in one of the groups that I’m in for book lovers. It would seem that Romancelandia is in an uproar again.

If you remember from last year. A romance author by the name of Faleena Hopkins tired to get the word Cocky copyrighted so no other author was able to use that word in the title of their book. She went as far as to send out cease and desist letter to authors. Needless to say this back fired on her big time. A lawyer who is now an author came out of retirement to help to authors who were hurt by this and to offer legal advise. Thankfully Faleena came to her senses and dropped the whole thing.

Now we are seeing something worse come about. There is a “Romance Author” by the name of Cristiane Serruya. She is now known in Romancelandia as #CopyPasteCris. Cristiane has copied full passages from popular romance authors.

Image from KJ_Charles on Twitter.

They highlighted part is just a few authors that she has copied from. You want to know the funny part of all of this. She is a lawyer in her day job.

Author Courtney Milan wrote a blog post which you can read by click blog post. I found all of this out at 7:30 am EST. For a lawyer it’s a pretty ballsy move to copy other people work. Really it’s pretty ballsy for anyone to do. Courtney Milan called her out in a blog post as well and on twitter.

Image from Courtney Milan twitter.

This was posted last night at 11:27 pm.

Then this morning Cristiane responded to Courtney Milan and Tessa Dare.

Images from @CrisSerruya

People of Romancelandia where not having it. It seems not only was she copying from authors but from websites like The Knot for cake recipes.

Cristiane has responded and is in the process of taking the plagiarized work down.

If you want to follow what is going go on twitter and follow #CopyPasteCris.

There is much more going on here. Follow the thread. There is so much evidence. I’m not making this post to shame anyone. I just want to bring attention to this.

Will you be following this? Let me know your thoughts.

Thank you all for joining me here in out little part of wonderland. Please don’t for forget to feed the unicorns on your way out.

Until next time

Much love

Ashten