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 sti…
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 …
AudiobookSYNC 2019 - May/June

AudiobookSYNC 2019 - May/June

AudiobookSYNC is back! The summer program aimed at supplying audiobooks free of charge to teens is into its second month already! There have been some great audiobooks so far, so let's take a look at the audiobooks that are coming up for May/June.
Each summer AudioFile release two audiobooks p…
Another Way to Read

Another Way to Read

This week, LitHub.com published a great article by Academy Gothic author James Tate Hill. In the article, Audiobooks: The Past, Present, and Future of Another Way to Read, James Tate Hill Offers a Brief History of Recorded Matter, Hill outlines audiobooks' origins as an aid to the blind and in…
Review: Multi-Orgasmic

Review: Multi-Orgasmic

Multi-Orgasmic: a Collection of Erotic Short Stories by Lucy Felthouse
My rating: 3 of 5 stars ⭐⭐⭐
Duration: 6 hrs 12 mins.
🔥Steamy Content!🔥

Multi-Orgasmic by Lucy Felthouse is an anthology of erotic flash fiction and short stories.
One of the things I enjoyed most about this book is how unpreten…
Review: Under the Paw

Review: Under the Paw

Under the Paw: Confessions of a Cat Man by Tom Cox.
My rating: 4 of 5 stars ⭐⭐⭐⭐
Duration: 6 hrs 35 mins.

Under the Paw: Confessions of a Cat Man by Tom Cox is part memoir and part Ode to a Cat. A biography of sorts told through the author's history of befriending moggies, we get to know Tom as…
Review: Bunburry 1, Murder at the Mousetrap

Review: Bunburry 1, Murder at the Mousetrap

Bunburry - Murder at the Mousetrap: A Cosy Mystery Series. Episode 1 by Helena Marchmont.
My rating: 4 of 5 stars ⭐⭐⭐⭐
Duration: 3 hrs 29 mins.

Murder at the Mousetrap, Bunburry: A Cosy Mystery Series Book 1 by Olga Wojtas (writing under her pseudonym Helena Marchmont) is a gentle crime novella set …
Review: Waterfell Tweed Cozy Mystery Series: Box Set 1

Review: Waterfell Tweed Cozy Mystery Series: Box Set 1

Waterfell Tweed Cozy Mystery Series: Books 1-3 by Mona Marple.
My rating: 3 of 5 stars ⭐⭐⭐
Duration: 10 hrs 19 mins.

A Waterfell Tweed Cozy Mystery Series, Box Set 1: books 1-3 by Mona Marple is a charming mystery series set in a quaint little village bookshop/cafe called Books & Bakes. Owner Sa…
Competition: The Audible Listening Bundle Comp returns!

Competition: The Audible Listening Bundle Comp returns!

The Audible UK 'Ultimate Listening Bundle' competition is back again! From Sunday 5th My until 10am GMT on Sunday 12th May, any audiobook that members buy with cash or credits will give you an entry into the prize draw. I always look forward to this competition because the prizes are great …
Review: A Scandalous Request

Review: A Scandalous Request

A Scandalous Request by Micki Miller.
My rating: 3 of 5 stars ⭐⭐⭐
Duration: 7 hrs 53 mins.

Summary: A Scandalous Request by Micki Miller is a Regency romance set against a background of scandal and intrigue. After fleeing her lecherous Brother-in-Law Rose finds solace in a marriage of convenience, …
AudiobookSYNC 2019 - April/May

AudiobookSYNC 2019 - April/May

AudiobookSYNC is back! The summer program aimed at supplying audiobooks free of charge to teens starts up again this week, and the first books are available to download now. 
Each summer AudioFile release two audiobooks per week, to be downloaded for free and then played using the Overdrive app fo…
Review: A Scandalous Deception: A Regency Cozy

Review: A Scandalous Deception: A Regency Cozy

A Scandalous Deception: A Regency Cozy by Lynn Messina.
My rating: 4 of 5 stars ⭐⭐⭐⭐
Duration: 7 hrs 21 mins.

A Scandalous Deception by Lynn Messina is the second book in a series of cosy Regency mysteries featuring inquisitive bluestocking, Beatrice Hyde-Clare, and the imposing Damien Matlock, Duk…
Review: Shadow Magic

Review: Shadow Magic

Shadow Magic by Nazri Noor.
My rating:  4 of 5 stars ⭐⭐⭐⭐
Duration 7 hrs 35 mins.

Shadow Magic by Nazri Noor is the first book in the Darkling Mage series, a supernatural adventure which introduces us to thief-turned-mage Dustin 'Dust' Graves. We meet Dustin as he is beginning to come to ter…
Throwback Thursday Review: Watched: A Sinfully Erotic Short Story

Throwback Thursday Review: Watched: A Sinfully Erotic Short Story

Watched: A Sinfully Erotic Short Story by Lexi Lovelock.
My rating: 1 of 5 stars ⭐
Duration: 19 mins.
🔥Steamy content!🔥

Watched is a VERY explicit short story about alfresco intimacy and voyeurism by Lexi Lovelock.
When writing erotic stories it can be tricky to create a scene that has broad appe…
25 Great Audiobooks for Kids

25 Great Audiobooks for Kids

Today was International Children's Book Day, and to celebrate I'd like to share my top 25 audiobooks for children and families. Many of these were favourites from my own childhood, and others I have listened to more recently. Several of them I still own on cassette with the hope of transfe…
Throwback Thursday Review: Good Omens

Throwback Thursday Review: Good Omens

Good Omens: The Nice and Accurate Prophecies of Agnes Nutter, Witch by Terry Pratchett and Neil Gaiman.
My rating: 5 of 5 stars ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
Duration: 12 hrs 33 mins (Unabridged)
4 hrs 19 mins (Full Cast Drama)

With trailers out for the new TV miniseries - due to air on Amazon Prime on the 31st May 2019 -…
Review: A Bride for Nathan

Review: A Bride for Nathan

A Bride for Nathan by Barbara Goss
My rating: 2 of 5 stars ⭐⭐
Duration: 3 hrs 40 mins

A Bride for Nathan is a historical romance set in nineteenth century America. Civil War soldier, Nathan, is critically injured in battle and agrees to a "marriage by proxy" to ensure that his daughter, Be…
Review: The Secret Life of the Owl

Review: The Secret Life of the Owl

The Secret Life of the Owl by John Lewis-Stempel
My rating: 4 of 5 stars ⭐⭐⭐⭐
Duration: 1 hr 51 mins

The Secret Life of the Owl Is a wonderful audiobook by John Lewis-Stempel, charting the owl's place in history, Mythology, and nature.
'Dusk is filling the valley. It is the time of the gloam…
Review: Good With His Hands

Review: Good With His Hands

Good With His Hands by Lucy Felthouse
My rating: 3 of 5 stars ⭐⭐⭐
Duration: 1 hr 6 mins.
🔥Steamy content!🔥

Good with His Hands by Lucy Felthouse is an erotic short story about a rambler whose country walk throws her into the path of a rugged park ranger.
Lucy Felthouse's saucy short stories ar…
Throwback Thursday Review: Flash of Darkness

Throwback Thursday Review: Flash of Darkness

Flash of Darkness by Toneye Eyenot.
My rating: 3 of 5 stars ⭐⭐⭐
Duration: 49 mins.

Flash of Darkness is a wickedly entertaining collection of short (flash fiction) horror stories.

The vision of hell laid out in the first story is an interesting one that I hope the author, Toneye Eyenot, revisits. Th…
Throwback Thursday Review: How to Steal a Highlander

Throwback Thursday Review: How to Steal a Highlander

How to Steal a Highlander by Olivia Norem.
My rating: 2 of 5 stars ⭐⭐
Duration: 8 hrs 55 mins.

How to Steal a Highlander is a time-travelling romance about an independent American cat-burglar who falls for a handsome seventeenth-century Scottish Highlander.
I really liked the premise, and instantly …
Review: The Devil You Know

Review: The Devil You Know

The Devil You Know by Sophia Holloway
My rating: 4 of 5 stars ⭐⭐⭐⭐
Duration: 10 hrs 21 mins.

The Devil You Know is a traditional Regency romance by Sophia Holloway. A confirmed Rake, neither the Earl of Ledbury nor his reluctant new bride are expecting that their marriage of convenience will lead to…