Audio Review: White Knight by Kelly Meade

Posted November 24, 2015 by Jennifer in Book Review | | 2 Comments

I received this book for free from Publisher in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.

Audio Review: White Knight by Kelly MeadeWhite Knight by Kelly Meade
Series: Cornerstone Run Trilogy #3
Narrator: Xe Sands
Published by Audible on 10-20-15
Genres: Paranormal Romance
Format: Audiobook
Length: 8 hrs and 7 mins
Source: Publisher
Audio | Goodreads
three-half-stars
four-flames

Checkmate...

Despite a month of peace from hybrid attacks, the constant threat of violence has the loup garou on edge. Knight McQueen's home feels like a military compound, and his people have become battle-weary soldiers. And Knight's tenuous grip on his own self-control has been further damaged by the disappearance of the only woman whose touch brings him peace.

Held prisoner by her hybrid half sisters and forced to care for an unknown child, Shay Butler's quarterly is approaching, but a silver-laced collar prevents her from shifting. As her time draws closer, her sanity begins to slip.

The opportunity to rescue Shay arrives when Magus enemy Archimedes Atwood requests a parley to discuss ways to end the conflict between their people and stop the rogue hybrids. Alpha Bishop McQueen agrees, bringing his brothers together to form a plan that will bring Shay home to Knight, stop the final two hybrids - and finally bring Archimedes to justice once and for all....

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Warning: White Knight has some elements that some readers might find hard to read about like references to rape and child abuse.

If you are a fan of Kelly’s writing under her other name, Meding then you know she’s no stranger to putting her characters through hell. And that’s what she has done with Knight. He is still dealing with death and loose like the rest of the run and his family. But Knight has a personal hell he is trying to get over and with the last installment it all finally comes out and Knight is able to really start the healing process with the love of his brothers and his mate, Shay.

Shay also has issues of her own to overcome, but she and Knight help each other get to a happier place while they all try to take down the evil hybrid bitches that’s caused so much death and grief. I have to say that Knight and Shay are my favorite couple in the trilogy. The main reason it that we get to see their romance slowly build over the course of the trilogy making their love feel genuine and less fated to be mates. (Not that the other McQueen brothers have an insta-love HEA.)

Now that the stories of the loup garou are warpped up I’d love to see some stories on the vampire clans. We got a quick look at them and I think that Kelly could bring some interesting twists to the vampire mythology.

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When I saw that the Cornerstone Run Trilogy was now on audio and that Xe Sands narrates it I had to listen to the last installment, White Knight. I love the team of Xe Sands and Kelly Meade (Meding). The writing is top-notch and the narration is superb.  Xe’s voice is smooth, seductive and she has a great range that she can deliver both male and female voices perfectly. Xe makes you feel the emotions of the characters. I can feel when she’s narrating a happy scene, I just know when she is smiling. I can hear it in her voice.

White Knight is a very satisfying ending to the Cornerstone Run Trilogy, I only wish I could have listened to all three installments. If you haven’t started the trilogy I highly recommend it on audio!

 

 

About Xe Sands

Award-winning narrator known for credible characterizations and an intimate delivery with more than a decade of experience bringing stories to life through narration, performance, and visual art. I believe an authentic performance demands authentic connection to the text and subtext.

Beyond professional narration, I have a passion for poetry and short/micro independent fiction, and can frequently be found perusing the Poetry Foundation archives for upcoming Going Public pieces.

About Kelly Meade

Raised on a steady diet of Star Wars, Freddy Krueger and “Fear Street” novels, Kelly Meade developed a love for all things paranormal at a very young age. The stealthy adolescent theft of a tattered paperback from her grandmother’s collection of Harlequins sparked an interest in romance that has continued to this day.

Black Rook is the first novel in her Cornerstone Run series, a paranormal romance trilogy from Berkley Intermix that also includes Gray Bishop and White Knight. It follows three loup garou brothers who will do anything to protect their town, their family, and the secret of their existence—and maybe fall in love in the process.

Writing as Kelly Meding, Three Days to Dead is the first book in her Dreg City urban fantasy series. The series follows Evangeline Stone, a paranormal hunter who is resurrected into the body of a stranger and has only three days to solve her own murder and stop a war between the city’s goblins and vampires. Additional books in the series, As Lie the Dead, Another Kind of Dead, and Wrong Side of Dead, are available in both digital format and mass market paperback from Bantam. Book five, Requiem for the Dead, is available digitally through all platforms.

Trance begins the story of the grown-up children of the world’s slaughtered superheroes who receive their superpowers back after a mysterious fifteen-year absence, and who now face not only a fearful public, but also a vengeful villain who wants all of them dead. Trance and Changeling are available now in both digital format and mass market paperback from Pocket Books. Tempest and Chimera are available in digital format only via Pocket Star. All four MetaWars books can also be purchased as a digital bundle.

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I coexist with my husband of 15 years, our 11-year-old son and two chilled cats in the Deep South.

After 17 years I've finally finished my BA in English (no I do not want to be a teacher). Before majoring in English I would not have touched anything labeled "classic", but I have enjoyed a few along the way in my college career.

While I hated to read growing up, I am now an avid book reader and audiobook listener. I love rejecting reality one book at a time. I only read fiction within my favorite (at least to date) genres which include: most romance (paranormal, contemporary, D/s, BDSM, M/M)Urban Fantasy, and a few YA (mostly PNR or UF from favorite adult authors, but I'm slowly stepping out of my comfort zone after enjoying a few contemporary YA novels in adolescent literature class I took).
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2 responses to “Audio Review: White Knight by Kelly Meade

    • You MUST listen to Xe narrator Kelly’s Dreg City series. It’s UF and she writes it under Kelly Meding. Books 1-4 (maybe 3) are on audio. The others are not available on audio which is a shame!