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Competition: Win an Angela Pepper Audiobook Library!

Competition: Win an Angela Pepper Audiobook Library!
Renowned for her cozy mysteries, detective stories, and supernatural mysteries, author Angela Pepper has lots of audiobooks to give away! All you need to do is submit your details in the form below for a chance to win. Whilst the competition is open internationally, there are far more UK codes still available at this stage of the contest, so listeners with an Audible.co.uk account are more likely to get lucky!
Absent Without Leave...

Absent Without Leave...

Whilst all my reviews are written propped up on a nest of pillows in a comfy bed, on this occasion it is not my own! Far from being the beginning of a salacious anecdote it is instead an explanation for my recent absence. Due to an unfortunate (but not uncommon) complication of previous surgery, I…
Introducing 'Short and Sweet' Reviews

Introducing 'Short and Sweet' Reviews

Having spent rather a lot of energy earlier this year, attempting first to launch and then refurbish this blog, I have been in a rather steep decline ever since. As a result, I have been unable to post thorough critiques of each book I listen to, as was my initial intention. So that you do not mis…
AudiobookSYNC 2019 - July

AudiobookSYNC 2019 - July

AudiobookSYNC is back! The summer program aimed at supplying audiobooks free of charge to teens has reached its final two weeks. There have been some wonderful books given away so far, and the last four are no exception.
Each summer AudioFile release two audiobooks per week, to be downloaded for f…
Review: The Duke's Wayward Ward

Review: The Duke's Wayward Ward

The Duke's Wayward Ward by Claudia Stone.
My rating: 3 of 5 stars ⭐⭐⭐
Duration: 5 hrs 39 mins.

The Duke's Wayward Ward by Claudia Stone is a Regency romance with a dash of mystery. Will the Duke evade his attacker for long enough to fall in love, or is his future - and that of his young war…
Review: Being a Witch

Review: Being a Witch

Being a Witch, and Other Things I Didn't Ask for by Sara Pascoe
My rating: 4 of 5 stars ⭐⭐⭐⭐
Duration: 7 hrs 40 mins.

Being a Witch and Other Things I Didn't Ask For by Sara Pascoe is the story of Raya, a fourteen-year-old girl who feels somewhat adrift in the foster system following her mot…
Review: The Forgotten

Review: The Forgotten

The Forgotten by Irina Shapiro.
My rating: 4 of 5 stars ⭐⭐⭐⭐
Duration: 11 hrs 18 mins.

The Forgotten, Echoes from the Past, Book 2 by Irina Shapiro is a historical romance which spans the centuries between Medieval England and the present day. Archaeologist, Dr Quinn Allenby, is a historian with a r…
Review: Thorns of Eden

Review: Thorns of Eden

Thorns of Eden by Diana Ballew.
My rating: 3 of 5 stars ⭐⭐⭐
Duration: 9 hrs 43 mins.
🔥Steamy Scenes🔥

Thorns of Eden by Diana Ballew is a sultry, Southern, 'enemies to lovers' romance set against the backdrop of the bloody Civil War.
Audible Summary: Major Rayce Hampton is the Confederacy’…
Review: Hand of Miriam

Review: Hand of Miriam

Hand of Miriam by Eva Gordon.
My rating: 3 of 5 stars ⭐⭐⭐
Duration: 10 hrs 36 mins. 
Hand of Miriam, a Bayla and the Golem novel, Volume 1 by Eva Gordon is an action-packed, Steampunk-y, paranormal romance with its roots in Abrahamic mythology.
Audible Summary: On an archaeological expedition, Bayla …
AudiobookSYNC 2019 - June/July

AudiobookSYNC 2019 - June/July

AudiobookSYNC is back! The summer program aimed at supplying audiobooks free of charge to teens is now into its third month.! I've loved the selection we've had so far, and here are the audiobooks that will be available in June and July.
Each summer AudioFile release two audiobooks per wee…
Review: The Damsel

Review: The Damsel

The Damsel by Victoria Vale.
My rating:  4 of 5 stars ⭐⭐⭐⭐
Duration: 10 hrs 13 mins.
🔥Steamy Content!🔥
The Damsel: A Dark Regency Erotic Novel, The Villain Duology Book 4 by Victoria Vale is a sultry, BDSM romance which peers into the shadows usually ignored by a Regency and delights in the things …
Review: The Desperate Duke

Review: The Desperate Duke

The Desperate Duke by Sheri Cobb South.
My rating: 3 of 5 stars ⭐⭐⭐
Duration: 5 hrs 52 mins.

The Desperate Duke, Weaver book 4 by Sheri Cobb South is a sweet, clean, period romance guaranteed to have a happy ending. When poor, gentle Daphne finds herself tangled with a wayward Duke, the connection c…
Review: Mistress Grim

Review: Mistress Grim

Mistress Grim by Jane Redd.
My rating: 3 of 5 stars ⭐⭐⭐
Duration: 4 hrs 19 mins

Mistress Grim by Jane Redd (aka Heather B. Moore) is a paranormal fantasy about duty, honour, family, sacrifice, and love.
Audible Summary: The Mistress of Death discovers that hearts never truly die. The Grim Reaper has…
Review: An Infamous Betrayal

Review: An Infamous Betrayal

An Infamous Betrayal: A Regency Cozy by Lynn Messina.
My rating: 4 of 5 stars ⭐⭐⭐⭐
Duration: 7hrs 50mins.

An Infamous Betrayal, Beatrice Hyde-Clare Mysteries Book 3 by Lynn Messina is a lively, cosy mystery series set in Regency England.
Confirmed spinster and unapologetic bluestocking Beatrice Hyd…
Review: The Tree: Tales From a Revolution

Review: The Tree: Tales From a Revolution

The Tree: Tales From a Revolution - New-Hampshire by Lars D.H. Hedbor.
My rating: 4 of 5 stars ⭐⭐⭐⭐
Duration: 5 hrs 11 mins.

The Tree, Tales from a Revolution: New-Hampshire by Lars D. H. Hedbor is a coming-of-age story, not only of an orphaned boy but of his country. With rebellion and revolution s…
Review: A Quiet Life In The Country

Review: A Quiet Life In The Country

A Quiet Life In The Country by T E Kinsey.
My rating: 4 of 5 stars ⭐⭐⭐⭐
Duration: 7 hrs 43 mins.

A Quiet Life in the Country - A Lady Hardcastle Mystery, Book 1 by T. E. Kinsey is a cosy mystery with a lot of character and an incorrigible sense of humour.
Lady Emily Hardcastle is an eccentric widow w…
Review: Her Stern Doctor

Review: Her Stern Doctor

Her Stern Doctor by Morganna Williams.
My rating: 3 of 5 stars ⭐⭐⭐
Duration: 2 hrs 23 mins
🔥Steamy Content!🔥
Her Stern Doctor by Morganna Williams is an erotic short story with a very explicit and uncompromising kink.
Nurse Kendra Jacoby has heard plenty of rumours about Dr Derek Malcom and they …