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AudiobookSYNC 2020 - July

AudiobookSYNC 2020 - July

AudiobookSYNC is back! The summer program aimed at supplying audiobooks free of charge to teens has reached its final week. 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 free a…
AudiobookSYNC 2020 - June/July

AudiobookSYNC 2020 - 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 week…
Update: Absent Without Leave

Update: Absent Without Leave

The world has changed a fair bit since my last update, in ways that many of us couldn't have imagined. We've all had to cope with levels of isolation and anxiety for which society as a whole was unprepared, and I'm sure that a lot of us have had to adapt our plans for the year quite dr…
AudiobookSYNC 2020 - May/June

AudiobookSYNC 2020 - May/June

AudiobookSYNC is back! The summer program aimed at supplying audiobooks free of charge to teens is up and running. 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 per week, to be …
AudiobookSYNC 2020 - April/May

AudiobookSYNC 2020 - 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 app for mobile an…
Short & Sweet Review: A Shot in the Dark

Short & Sweet Review: A Shot in the Dark

A Shot in the Dark by Neil Richards.
My rating: 4 of 5 stars ⭐⭐⭐⭐
Duration: 3 hrs 28 mins.
Publisher: Lรผbbe Audio.

A Shot in the Dark, Mydworth Mysteries - A Cosy Historical Mystery Series, Book 1 by Matthew Costello and Neil Richards kicks off another charming mystery series from the authors of the…
Review: The Darcy Monologues

Review: The Darcy Monologues

The Darcy Monologues by Christina Boyd/
My rating: 4 of 5 stars ⭐⭐⭐⭐
Duration: 14 hrs 53 mins.
Publisher: The Quill Ink, LLC.

The Darcy Monologues is a diverse and diverting anthology of tales featuring Austen's most famous hero, by Christina Boyd, Susan Adriani, Sara Angelini, J. Marie Croft, K…
Review: A Rational Proposal

Review: A Rational Proposal

A Rational Proposal by Jan Jones.
My rating: 4 of 5 stars ⭐⭐⭐⭐
Duration: 6 hrs 29 mins.
Publisher: A Choc-Lit Production from Soundings.

A Rational Proposal, Furze House Irregulars, Book 1 by Jan Jones is a highly enjoyable Regency mystery, which introduces a cast of characters I am excited to hear …
Review: Ladies Canโ€™t Climb Ladders

Review: Ladies Can’t Climb Ladders

Ladies Can’t Climb Ladders: Early Adventures of Working Women, the Professional Life and the Glass Ceiling. by Jane Robinson.
My rating: 5 of 5 stars ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
Duration: 10 hrs 54 mins.
Publisher: Isis Publishing Ltd.

Ladies Can't Climb Ladders by Jane Robinson is a rich, evocative, essay in recogni…
Update: A New Kind of Normal...

Update: A New Kind of Normal...

In the coming weeks, I'll do my best to keep this blog and the social media pages associated with it as free from stressful news as I can, because I think we could all use a bit of distraction at the moment. Audiobooks are the perfect way to escape, and as this continues and more people find t…
Blog Tour: Kingdom of Embers Author Interview & Giveaway!

Blog Tour: Kingdom of Embers Author Interview & Giveaway!

Today it's my pleasure to introduce Tricia Copeland, author of Kingdom of Embers, the first in a fun YA fantasy series. Read on for an audio excerpt of the book, an interview with the author, a peek behind the scenes of audiobook creation with the narrator Amy Deuchler, and the chance to win a…
Series Review: School For Manners (Part One)

Series Review: School For Manners (Part One)

'If you have a Wild, Unruly, or Undisciplined Daughter, two Ladies of Genteel Birth offer to Bring Out said Daughter and Refine what may have seemed Unrefinable. We can make the Best of the Worst.'
"When Amy and Effie Tribble, two charming but impoverished spinster sisters, lose out on …
New Releases Roundup: February 2020

New Releases Roundup: February 2020

What I'm Adding to my Wishlist!
I always have so many audiobooks queued up to listen to that I seldom keep up with all the new releases that pique my interest. This year, I'm hoping to use these 'roundup' posts to highlight a few of the most recent releases have have been added to m…
Competition: Win one of 100 Audible annual subscriptions!

Competition: Win one of 100 Audible annual subscriptions!

Win Your Freedom! Audible UK have 100 annual subscriptions to give away to existing members. All you have to do to enter is buy an audiobook with cash or credits! Here's what Audible have to say:

Audible, free for a year
We're giving away 100 annual membership plans, on the house. The compet…
Review: What a Courtesan Wants

Review: What a Courtesan Wants

What a Courtesan Wants by Victoria Vale.
My rating: 4 of 5 stars ⭐⭐⭐⭐
Duration: 9 hrs 40 mins.
๐Ÿ”ฅ Steamy content! ๐Ÿ”ฅ

Bennet Sisters Scale: Kitty ๐ŸŒน๐ŸŒน๐ŸŒน - This book is not a Kitty because it lacks character, but simply because there's a little bit of everything in this story, and - just like Kit…
Review: False Value

Review: False Value

False Value by Ben Aaronovitch.
My rating: 4 of 5 stars ⭐⭐⭐⭐
Duration: 11 hrs 3 mins.
Publisher: Orion Publishing Group Limited.

False Value, Rivers of London series, Book 8 by Ben Aaronovitch sends Peter Grant to the Serious Cybernetics Company. Our favourite Starling barely has time to register …
Review: The Smoke: New York

Review: The Smoke: New York

The Smoke: New York by Lars D.H. Hedbor.
My rating: 4 of 5 stars ⭐⭐⭐⭐
Duration: 4 hrs 54 mins.
Publisher: Brief Candle Press.

The Smoke: Tales From a Revolution - New York by Lars D. H. Hedbor is another fascinating glimpse into America's history from a lesser-told perspective that educates and…
Review: Never Borrow a Baronet

Review: Never Borrow a Baronet

Never Borrow a Baronet by Regina Scott.
My rating: 4 of 5 stars ⭐⭐⭐⭐
Duration: 8 hrs 26 mins.
Publisher: Regina Scott.
#BennetSistersScale: Jane - ๐ŸŒน๐ŸŒน๐ŸŒน๐ŸŒน Love, honour, and... Orwell? A sweet, clean, light Regency romance with a dash of intrigue and an honourable heart.

Never Borrow a Baronet, Fortu…
Review: The Wages of Sin

Review: The Wages of Sin

The Wages of Sin by Judith Cutler.
My rating: 4 of 5 stars ⭐⭐⭐⭐
Duration: 9 hrs 35 mins.
Publisher: Isis Publishing Ltd.

Wages of Sin, Matthew Rowsley Series, Book 1 by Judith Cutler is the first book in an intriguing new series of Victorian mysteries, in which a young estate manager and the manor&…
Review: Infernal Justice

Review: Infernal Justice

Infernal Justice by N.P. Martin.
My rating: 4 of 5 stars ⭐⭐⭐⭐
Duration: 8 hrs 29 mins.
Publisher: Dark World Press.

Infernal Justice, Ethan Drake Series, Book 1 by N. P. Martin is a gritty urban fantasy whose flawed antihero's only hope comes in the form of a fallen angel and a trash-talking uni…
Short & Sweet Review: Death Around the Bend

Short & Sweet Review: Death Around the Bend

Death Around the Bend by T E Kinsey.
My rating: 4 of 5 stars ⭐⭐⭐⭐
Duration: 8 hrs 36 mins.
Publisher: Brilliance Audio.

Death Around the Bend - A Lady Hardcastle Mystery, Book 3 by T. E. Kinsey is another garrulous adventure for Emily and Flo, as they bimble about countryside society sticking their …
Review: Mermaid's Destiny

Review: Mermaid's Destiny

Mermaid's Destiny by Mira Crest. My rating: 2 of 5 stars ⭐⭐ Duration: 6 hrs 48 mins. Publisher: Alvin Chiew.
Mermaid's Destiny, Meragon Book 1 by Mira Crest is a light, sweet, magical adventure requiring teamwork in the face of adversity, to challenge kingdoms and traditions across the super…
Series Review: Reluctant Regency Brides Collection Books 1-3

Series Review: Reluctant Regency Brides Collection Books 1-3

Reluctant Regency Brides Collection Books 1-3 by Claudia Stone. My rating: 3 of 5 stars ⭐⭐⭐ Duration: 14 hrs 20 mins.  #BennetSistersScale: Kitty - ๐ŸŒน๐ŸŒน๐ŸŒน Just like the second-youngest Bennet, this trilogy displays traits borrowed from all the sisters. Though the general tone across the series has the…
New Releases Roundup: January 2020

New Releases Roundup: January 2020

What I'm Adding to my Wishlist!
I always have so many audiobooks queued up to listen to that I seldom keep up with all the new releases that pique my interest. This year, I'm hoping to use these 'roundup' posts to highlight a few of the most recent releases have have been added to m…
Review: Servant of Death

Review: Servant of Death

Servant of Death by Sarah Hawkswood.
My rating: 4 of 5 stars ⭐⭐⭐⭐
Duration: 8 hrs 11 mins.
Publisher: Isis Publishing Ltd.

Servant of Death, Bradecote and Catchpoll, Book 1 by Sarah Hawkswood is an immersive 12th Century murder mystery, and the first adventure for mediaeval men-of-law, Bradecote and…
Review: Noble Satyr

Review: Noble Satyr

Noble Satyr by Lucinda Brant.
My rating: 5 of 5 stars ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
Duration: 10 hrs 46 mins.
Publisher: Sprigleaf Pty Ltd.
Bennet Sisters Scale: ๐ŸŒน๐ŸŒน - Lydia. Though not a Regency romance, it is Georgian and I feel warrants inclusion. Filled with drama, intrigue, grandeur, and scandal, Noble Satyr is more…
Short & Sweet Review: Miss Darby's Duenna

Short & Sweet Review: Miss Darby's Duenna

Miss Darby's Duenna by Sheri Cobb South.
My rating: 4 of 5 stars ⭐⭐⭐⭐
Duration: 5 hrs 27 mins.
Publisher: Sheri Cobb South.
#BennetSistersScale: Lizzy - ๐ŸŒน๐ŸŒน๐ŸŒน๐ŸŒน๐ŸŒน Charming and spirited, with plenty of humour, and women who must save prideful men from themselves.

Miss Darby's Duenna by Sher…
Competition: Win all 3 Garret Brothers Audiobooks by Tracy Sumner!

Competition: Win all 3 Garret Brothers Audiobooks by Tracy Sumner!

Following my review for the historical seaside romance, Tides of Passion, Garrett Brothers Book 2 this week, the author, Tracy Sumner, has given us 10 chances to win the FULL SERIES! If you'd like to get your hands (and your ears!) on these sultry American historical romances, then enter via R…
Review: Tides of Passion

Review: Tides of Passion

Tides of Passion by Tracy Sumner.
My rating: 4 of 5 stars ⭐⭐⭐⭐
Duration: 10 hrs 53 mins.
Publisher: Tracy Sumner.
๐Ÿ”ฅSteamy content!๐Ÿ”ฅ

Tides of Passion, Garrett Brothers, Book 2 by Tracy Sumner follows spirited suffragette Savannah Connor to a small Southern coastal town, where she immediately lock…
Review: Through Each Other's Eyes

Review: Through Each Other's Eyes

Through Each Other's Eyes by Aleena Ashe.
My rating: 3 of 5 stars ⭐⭐⭐
Duration: 3 hrs 56 mins.
Publisher: Aleena Ashe.
#BennetSistersScale: Lydia - ๐ŸŒน๐ŸŒน Lively and highly unconventional, rewriting any rule that stands in its way.

Through Each Other's Eyes by Aleena Ashe is a fantastical re-i…
Review: SOPHIE: A Regency Romance

Review: SOPHIE: A Regency Romance

SOPHIE: A Regency Romance by Jenny Hambly.
My rating: 3 of 5 stars ⭐⭐⭐
Duration: 6 hrs 52 mins.
Publisher: Jennifer A. Hambly.
#BennetSistersScale: Jane - ๐ŸŒน๐ŸŒน๐ŸŒน๐ŸŒน A sweet, clean romance, in which the characters are strongly principled, God-fearing, and loyal, and everything is wrapped up very neatl…
Review: Cunning Devil

Review: Cunning Devil

Cunning Devil by Chris Underwood.
My rating: 3 of 5 stars ⭐⭐⭐
Duration: 9 hrs 33 mins.
Publisher: Chris Underwood.

Cunning Devil, Lost Falls, Book 1 by Chris Underwood is a new urban fantasy series, set in the quiet town of Lost Falls, where secrets - and far worse things - lurk beneath the sleepy…
Review: The Audiobook of the Year 2019

Review: The Audiobook of the Year 2019

The Audiobook of the Year 2019 by No Such Thing As A Fish.
My rating: 5 of 5 stars ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
Duration: 11 hrs 2 mins.
Publisher: Penguin Audio.

The Audiobook of the Year 2019 by Dan Schreiber, Anna Ptaszynski, Andrew Hunter Murray, and James Harkin takes the listener on a fun, fact-finding trip back thr…
In Conversation: Bless Thine Inheritance Special with Author Sophia Holloway & Narrator Matt Addis

In Conversation: Bless Thine Inheritance Special with Author Sophia Holloway & Narrator Matt Addis

It was recently my pleasure to review Bless Thine Inheritance by Sophia Holloway, a traditional Regency romance with a very unusual heroine. The book's protagonist, Celia, not only has to contend with an ambitious Mama, but the devastating injury and chronic incapacity that follows a horse rid…
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