Review: All That Remains: A Life in Death

Review: All That Remains: A Life in Death

All That Remains: A Life in Death by Sue Black.
My rating: 4 of 5 stars ⭐⭐⭐⭐
Duration: 11 hrs 20 mins.

All that Remains: A Life in Death by Sue Black is an introduction to forensic anthropology like no other. In this memoir Professor Black lays out her own journey to becoming one of the most respect…
Review: Drake Restrained

Review: Drake Restrained

Drake Restrained, Book 1 by S.E. Lund.
My rating: 3 of 5 stars ⭐⭐⭐
Duration: 15 hrs.
🔥Steamy Content!🔥

Drake Restrained, Book 1 by S. E. Lund is a dark, passionate story, perfect for fans of Fifty Shades of Grey. This audiobook is a retelling of  the author's previous novel, The Agreement, fro…
Competition: Win an Audible £3k Listening Bundle!

Competition: Win an Audible £3k Listening Bundle!

Audible's Ultimate Listening Bundle competition is back again and better than ever! 
Open to UK members only, two lucky winners will grab an iPhone 11 Pro 5.8-inch display in space grey (256GB); an iPad Pro with 12.9-inch display in Space Grey (512GB, Wi-Fi + Cellular); a pair of Bose QuietComf…
Review: The Clockwork Magician

Review: The Clockwork Magician

The Clockwork Magician by Eldritch Black.
My rating: 3 of 5 stars ⭐⭐⭐
Duration: 8 hrs 38 mins.

The Clockwork Magician by Eldritch Black is a Young Adult steampunk adventure following a madcap professor, his irascible assistant, and a bespectacled cat.
Audible Summary: "A street urchin with a my…
Review: Submission

Review: Submission

Submission, Doms of Club Eden Book 01, by L.K. Shaw.
My rating: 3 of 5 stars ⭐⭐⭐
Duration: 4 hrs 42 mins.
🔥Steamy content!🔥

Submission by LK Shaw is a short and steamy contemporary romantic thriller, which grabs the listener by the unmentionables. 
Audible Summary: "The moment I laid eyes on …
Review: Delighted by the Duke

Review: Delighted by the Duke

Delighted by the Duke by Amanda Mariel.
My rating: 2 of 5 stars ⭐⭐
Duration: 1 hr 39 mins.

Delighted by the Duke, Fabled Love Book 4 by Amanda Mariel is a very short but ever-so sweet romance inspired by the Regency era. It is not fate which throws Emma Baxter into the path of a widowed Duke, but Em…
Series Review: Rotherweird Trilogy, Books 1-3

Series Review: Rotherweird Trilogy, Books 1-3

Now that the trilogy is complete in print and audio, here is my review for all three books in this extraordinary fantasy series: Rotherweird, Wyntertide, and Lost Acre. I have attempted to avoid spoilers in my reviews but if you are yet to listen to the series then you may wish to skip the synopsi…
Review: The Tell Tale Heart and Other Creepy Classics

Review: The Tell Tale Heart and Other Creepy Classics

The Tell Tale Heart and Other Creepy Classics by Edgar Allan Poe.
My rating: 3 of 5 stars ⭐⭐⭐.
Duration: 5 hrs 32 mins.

The Tell-Tale Heart and Other Creepy Classics featuring stories by Edgar Allan Poe, Washington Irving, Charlotte Perkins Gilman, Guy de Maupassant, H.G Wells, and Jack London.
Aud…
Review: The Wizard and The Frog

Review: The Wizard and The Frog

The Wizard and The Frog by Richard Fierce.
My rating: 3 of 5 stars ⭐⭐⭐
Duration: 2 hrs 17 mins.

The Wizard and the Frog by Richard Fierce is a short fantasy adventure following a rather hapless hero and an equally inept elf as they pursue their quest to return the heroine to human form. The biggest …
Review: Bless Thine Inheritance

Review: Bless Thine Inheritance

Bless Thine Inheritance by Sophia Holloway.
My rating: 5 of 5 stars ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
Duration: 9 hrs 46 mins.
Publisher: Soundings for Isis Audiobooks.
Bless Thine Inheritance by Sophia Holloway is a traditional Regency romance whose unlikely heroine is anything but the usual society belle. When a family bequest…
Giveaway: The Freedman - Black History Month special

Giveaway: The Freedman - Black History Month special

To mark Black History Month, which runs throughout October in the UK, author Lars D.H. Hedbor is giving away 10 copies of The Freedman; a fascinating audiobook in his excellent Tales From a Revolution series.
I thoroughly enjoyed this book earlier in the year and urge anyone with an interest in th…
Freebie and Review: The Sisters

Freebie and Review: The Sisters

The Sisters by Dervla McTiernan.
My rating: 3 of 5 stars ⭐⭐⭐
Duration: 3 hrs 8 mins.

Special offer: this audiobook is free until 10am, 3rd October 2019, for Audible UK members with an active subscription.
The Sisters, Cormac Reilly Series, Book 0.5 by Dervla McTiernan is a prequel novella to the acc…
Review: A Nefarious Engagement: A Regency Cozy

Review: A Nefarious Engagement: A Regency Cozy

A Nefarious Engagement: A Regency Cozy by Lynn Messina.
My rating: 4 of 5 stars ⭐⭐⭐⭐
Duration: 7 hrs 56 mins.

A Nefarious Engagement: A Regency Cozy, Beatrice Hyde-Clare Mysteries, Book 4 by Lynn Messina is the fourth book in a charming series which follows a determined bluestocking and her fastidio…
Review: Their Lost Daughters

Review: Their Lost Daughters

Their Lost Daughters by Joy Ellis.
My rating: 4 of 5 stars. ⭐⭐⭐⭐
Duration: 9 hrs 46 mins.

Their Lost Daughters, Jackman and Evans Book 1 (Recommended Reading Order) by Joy Ellis is a haunting crime thriller set in the wild Lincolnshire fens, and following investigative duo DI Rowan Jackman and DS Ma…
Review: Portrait of a Lady

Review: Portrait of a Lady

Portrait of a Lady by Victoria Vale.
My rating: 4 of 5 stars ⭐⭐⭐⭐
Duration: 8 hrs 38 mins.
🔥Steamy scenes!🔥

Portrait of a Lady, The Gentleman Courtesans, Book 1 by Victoria Vale is a character-driven romp through Regency London, beginning and ending with delightfully indecent proposals. It sets up…
Review: Rewriting the Rules

Review: Rewriting the Rules

Rewriting the Rules by Morganna Williams.
My rating: 3 of 5 stars ⭐⭐⭐
Duration: 3 hrs 14 mins.
🔥Steamy content! 🔥

Rewriting the Rules by Morganna Williams is an erotic novella about a reclusive, submissive, writer who is taken to task by her Dominant editor.
Audible summary: "Ever since her …
Review: ROSALIND: A Regency Romance

Review: ROSALIND: A Regency Romance

ROSALIND: A Regency Romance by Jenny Hambly.
My rating: 3 of 5 stars ⭐⭐⭐
Duration: 6 hrs 43 mins.

Rosalind: A Regency Romance, Bachelor Brides, Book 1 by Jenny Hambly is an entertaining Regency romance with plenty of intrigue and mystery to keep it going.
Audible Summary: He is determined to avoid …
Review: To Be Taught If Fortunate

Review: To Be Taught If Fortunate

To Be Taught If Fortunate by Becky Chambers.
My rating: 4 of 5 stars ⭐⭐⭐⭐
Duration: 4 hrs 47 mins.
Publisher: Hodder & Stoughton.

To Be Taught If Fortunate by Becky Chambers is a thoughtful, intelligent exploration of humanity and the universe.
Review: The Spider in the Laurel

Review: The Spider in the Laurel

The Spider in the Laurel by Michael Pogach.
My rating: 3 of 5 stars ⭐⭐⭐
Duration: 10 hrs 6 mins.

The Spider in the Laurel, Rafael Ward series, Book 1 by Michael Pogach blends elements of urban fantasy with Orwellian dystopia to bring us a fast-paced debut.

Blog Tour: Rational Creatures - Bumper Review & Tour Extras!

Blog Tour: Rational Creatures - Bumper Review & Tour Extras!

Today it is my privilege to help launch the latest anthology from The Quill Collective. Rational Creatures: Stirrings of Feminism in the Hearts of Jane Austen's Fine Ladies is a collection of short stories featuring some of our most familiar Regency heroines. Keep reading for a full synopsis, …
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 …