The Knocked Up Plan by Lauren Blakely

The Knocked Up Plan by Lauren Blakely

Posted June 23, 2017 by Jennifer in Book Review | 1 Comment

Lauren Blakely is my go to for fun and sexy romances with great characters. The Knocked Up Plan is classic Blakely with a twist. She’s done the fake engagement before where the friends end up together. Now she’s taking a baby plot and added her own style to it. Co-workers Nicole and Ryder have a great friendship where they are both on air radio personalities that talk about sex, love and relationships. They both have hang-ups about the love part. He doesn’t believe in it anymore after his marriage ended after his wife cheated on him. She thinks she is broken and will never have love in the romantic sense. Nicole wants the white picket fence but she doesn’t need or want the prince Charming […]


Lexxie’s First Time . . . with Audiobooks

Lexxie’s First Time . . . with Audiobooks

Posted June 22, 2017 by Jennifer in Blogger Guest Post, JIAM | 10 Comments

  Lexxie from (un) Conventional Bookviews walks us through her first time . . . with audiobooks When I listened to my very first audiobook, after reading my fellow bloggers amazing reviews for all things audio (yes, I’m looking at you, Felicia @ Geeky Blogger, Melanie @ Hot Listens and Jennifer @ The Book Nympho), it was far from a success. I had picked one of my favorite books to start with, as I had a long flight across the Atlantic, all on my own, and I figured an audiobook would keep me company, right ? The book was Outlander by Diana Gabaldon, narrated by Davina Porter. Her voice is very soothing, and the narration of Outlander a bit slow. And I think that I must […]


Audio: Run to Ground by Katie Ruggle  #JIAM

Audio: Run to Ground by Katie Ruggle #JIAM

Posted June 22, 2017 by Anne in Book Review | 2 Comments

           I enjoyed this, so much, even though I had to suspend my disbelief at times. Run to Ground is the first in the Rocky Mountain K9 Unit series. There are other series by this author set in this small town also. I have not read those yet, so I didn’t recognize characters some might. I read the prequel novella to the Search and Rescue series. I think it was too short for me to get connected. The characters here were small town quirky and so lovable. Jules has had some tough situations in her life and did the bet she could. She is loyal and compassionate. She is not stupid but sometimes she is almost TSTL. Jules loves her siblings. And […]


Narrator Interview with Brittany Pressley

Narrator Interview with Brittany Pressley

Posted June 21, 2017 by Jennifer in Narrator Interviews | 3 Comments

Welcome narrator Brittany Pressley! Can you walk us through your prep work for a narration project? Do you prepare any notes to help decide the tone and voice to give a character when there’s not a clear description of their voice in the novel (when they do not have a distinct accent)?   For every book I start by just reading.  Sounds pretty simple right:) However I immediately “hear” the book and I’m acting it out in my head.  I guess I’ve always done this (maybe everyone does?).  I know sometime actors will read through things flat without inflection just to absorb the content but I’m performing from the first sentence (at least in my head).  So if you were to see me sitting on […]


Lost and Found Sisters by Jill Shalvis

Lost and Found Sisters by Jill Shalvis

Posted June 21, 2017 by Jennifer in Book Review | 3 Comments

  A tale of two romances that warms the heart Seeing  Lost and Found Sisters being labeled as chick-lit/women’s fiction (I hate both labels, seriously WTF does those even mean?!) by other reviewers had me scratching my head. Then I thought about the biggest difference between Lost and Found Sisters and other Shalvis titles I’ve read. The romance between the heroine and hero is not front and center. Don’t get me wrong, the romance it totally there, but the romance that develops between the two sisters is the main focus. Romance between sisters?! Yes the heroine falls in love with two people. One is a romantic love and the other is a love she develops for her new-found sister after loosing her other sister two years […]


Audio Review: Finding You by Jo Watson

Audio Review: Finding You by Jo Watson

Posted June 20, 2017 by Jonetta in Book Review | 4 Comments

    As Jane Smith’s 25th birthday approaches, she suddenly has a compelling need to find her biological father. Though she’s never questioned the love of her adopted parents, she’s always been acutely aware of how different she looks from them and her adorable twin sisters. She knows her father’s first name and is Greek (thanks to her bio mother), responsible for her height, eyes of separate colors and dark coloring. So, off she goes on a sudden trip to Greece to find him, picking the island of Santorini simply because it “called” to her.   After reading Almost a Bride, I vowed to listen to the rest of the series because I figured it would be outstanding on audio. My instincts were dead on […]


JIAM: The Geeky Blogger Talks About the Different Types of Narration

JIAM: The Geeky Blogger Talks About the Different Types of Narration

Posted June 19, 2017 by Jennifer in Blogger Guest Post, JIAM | 17 Comments

  Different Types of Narration (and a few of my Faves)     Hi Guys! It is Felicia The Geeky Blogger here talking about Audiobooks for June is Audiobook Month. I was trying to come up with a topic that I haven’t discussed before (that is really hard for a gal that has been talking about audiobooks forever) and finally realized that I have never talked about Narration Types. So here we go…. There are 4 main narration types: Single Narration Dual Narration Duet Narration Full Cast Narration I believe they each have their place and if done well then can make a book sparkle. I, of course have my favorite styles but want to give samples of each one. I have picked from some […]


Audio Review: Come Sundown by Nora Roberts

Audio Review: Come Sundown by Nora Roberts

Posted June 19, 2017 by Jonetta in Book Review | 2 Comments

    I listened to this story without reading the book blurb and highly recommend doing it this way as I think too much is revealed in the setup. It’s enough to know that this story involves the Bodine family of Western Montana, which includes four generations of women. The main character is Bodine Longbow, the youngest who runs the family’s high-end resort. Her older brother runs the adjacent family ranch. Her childhood crush, Callen (Cal) Skinner returns back to the area following a stint in Hollywood and begins working for the family.   The span of the story begins in 1991 and transitions to the present day for the first half of the book. It begins with the 1991 disappearance of Alice Bodine, Bodine’s […]