5 Stars, Audio Book, Dreamspinner Press, Mary Calmes, Mystery/Suspense/Action Thriller, Reviewed by Kathie

Audio Review: All Kinds of Tied Down by Mary Calmes – Narrated by Tristan James

Title: All Kinds of Tied Down

Author: Mary Calmes

Narrator:: Tristan James

Publisher: Dreamspinner Press

Run Time: 9 hours, 1 minute

Rating: 5 Stars

Blurb: Deputy US Marshal Miro Jones has a reputation for being calm and collected under fire. These traits serve him well with his hotshot partner, Ian Doyle, the kind of guy who can start a fight in an empty room. In the past three years of their life-and-death job, they’ve gone from strangers to professional coworkers to devoted teammates and best friends. Miro’s cultivated blind faith in the man who has his back… faith and something more. Continue reading

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4 Stars, Audio Book, Dreamspinner Press, Genre Romance, Reviewed by Kathie, Sue Brown

Audio Review: Papa’s Boy by Sue Brown – Narrated by Aaron Pickering

Title: Papa’s Boy (Morning Report: Book Three)

Author: Sue Brown

Narrator:: Aaron Pickering

Publisher: Dreamspinner Press

Run Time: 7 Hours and 49 Minutes

Rating: 4 Stars

Blurb: When Ray Sloane tires of the men in his usual club, he finds himself in the Pink Palm, an inauspiciously named spit-and-sawdust dive, not the sort of place an elementary school teacher and pastor’s assistant should be seen in. On the other hand, Ray needs a fresh face. But what he gets is a closeted, desperately unhappy divorcé named Zeke. Continue reading

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5 Stars, Anthology, Dreamspinner Press, Reviewed by Kathie

Sound Bite Sunday Review: Grand Adventure Anthology by Dreamspinner Press

Title: Grand Adventure

Author: Anthology

Narrator:: Various

Publisher: Dreamspinner Press

Run Time: 15 Hours, 33 Minutes

Rating: 5 Stars

Blurb: On September 1, 2011, TJ Klune wrote, “…it’s not about the ending, it’s about the journey…” in a review of Eric Arvin’s Woke Up in a Strange Place. With those words, two men began a journey of love and invited us to ride along. TJ and Eric have shared so much with us: their wonderful books, their smiles, their humor, their lives, and their inspiring devotion to each other. In December of 2013, their journey took a detour when Eric was taken to the emergency room. He survived the surgery to remove a cavernous hemangioma from his brain stem, but the challenges TJ and Eric face are far from over. Continue reading

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5 Stars, Audio Book, Dreamspinner Press, Genre Romance, Jacob Z. Flores, Reviewed by Kathie

Soundbite Sunday Review: When Let Gets Hairy by Jacob Z. Flores – Narrated by T.J. Jamesin

Title: When Love Gets Hairy

Author: Jacob Z. Flores

Narrator:: T.J. Jamesin

Publisher: Dreamspinner Press

Run Time: 7 Hours, 55 Minutes

Rating: 5 Stars

Blurb: As vain as he is beautiful, Nino Santos happily lives life waiting for the next ferry full of fairies to bring him new conquests. As long as they aren’t hirsute, he’s all in. So he’s shocked to wake up after a beach party he cannot remember with a hairy naked man lying next to him. Continue reading

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5 Stars, Audio Book, Dreamspinner Press, Genre Romance, Reviewed by Kim, Romantic Comedy, TJ Klune

Soundbite Saturday Review: Tell Me It’s Real by TJ Klune – Narrated by Michael Lesley

Title: Tell Me It’s Real

Author: TJ Klune

Narrator:: Michael Lesley

Publisher: Dreamspinner Press

Run Time: 10 Hours, 24 Minutes

Rating: 5 Stars

Blurb: Do you believe in love at first sight?

Paul Auster doesn’t. Paul doesn’t believe in much at all. He’s thirty, slightly overweight, and his best features are his acerbic wit and the color commentary he provides as life passes him by. His closest friends are a two-legged dog named Wheels and a quasibipolar drag queen named Helena Handbasket. He works a dead-end job in a soul-sucking cubicle, and if his grandmother’s homophobic parrot insults him one more time, Paul is going to wring its stupid neck. Continue reading

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5 Stars, Audio Book, Dreamspinner Press, Fairy Tale/Mythology/Folk Lore, Kim Fielding, Reviewed by Kim

Audio Review: Brute by Kim Fielding – Narrated by K.C. Kelly

Title: Brute

Author: Kim Fielding

Narrator:: K.C. Kelly

Publisher: Dreamspinner Press

Run Time: 11 Hours, 14 Minutes

Rating: 5 Stars

Blurb: Brute leads a lonely life in a world where magic is commonplace. He is seven and a half feet of ugly, and of disreputable descent. No one, including Brute, expects him to be more than a laborer. But heroes come in all shapes and sizes, and when he is maimed while rescuing a prince, Brute’s life changes abruptly. He is summoned to serve at the palace in Tellomer as a guard for a single prisoner. It sounds easy but turns out to be the challenge of his life. Continue reading

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4.5 Stars, Audio Book, Dreamspinner Press, Reviewed by Kathie, Rick R. Reed

Audio Review: Chaser by Rick R. Reed – Narrated by John Solo

Title: Chaser

Author: Rick R. Reed

Narrator:: John Solo

Publisher: Dreamspinner Press

Run Time: 7 Hours, 8 Minutes

Rating: 4.5 Stars

Blurb: Caden DeSarro is what they call a chubby chaser. He likes his guys with a few extra pounds on them. So when he meets Kevin Dodge in a bar bathroom, he can’t help but stare, even if he does make an ass of himself. As far as Caden is concerned, Kevin is physically perfect: a stocky bearded blond with a dick that’s just right. (They met in the bathroom – of course he looked!) But Caden gets tongue-tied and misses his chance. Continue reading

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5 Stars, Andrew Grey, Audio Book, Dreamspinner Press, Reviewed by Kim

Sound Bite Sunday – Review: Redemption by Fire by Andrew Grey – Narrated by Peter B. Brooke

Title: Redemption by Fire

Author: Andrew Grey

Narrator:: Peter B. Brooke

Publisher: Dreamspinner Press

Run Time: 2 Hours, 29 Minutes

Rating: 5 Stars

Blurb: Dirk Krause is an asshole of the first degree. His life is a hell of his own making, and he makes everyone around him just as miserable. When he’s injured on the job while fighting a fire, he’s nearly unbearable to the hospital staff, and of course no one from his unit cares enough to visit. Continue reading

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3 Stars, Audio Book, Dreamspinner Press, Genre Romance, M.J. O'Shea, Reviewed by Kathie

Sound Bite Saturday: Finding Shelter by M.J. O’Shea – Narrated by Tom Vilot

Title: Finding Shelter (Rock Bay: Book Three)

Author: M.J. O’Shea

Narrator:: Tom Vilot

Publisher: Dreamspinner Press

Run Time: 6 Hours, 15 Minutes

Rating: 3 Stars

Blurb: Justin Foster has 19 years of nothing but trouble behind him. After escaping his abusive father, he finds himself in Rock Bay, Washington, with his cousin Travis. Justin is bruised and has a hard time trusting, but with the help of his family and the small town, he might be able to heal. Continue reading

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4 Stars, Audio Book, Drama, Dreamspinner Press, Genre Romance, K.C. Burn, Mystery/Suspense/Action Thriller, Reviewed by Kim

Sound Bite Sunday: Tristan James Narrates KC Burns’ “Cover Up”

Title: Cover Up (Toronto Tales: Book Two)

Author: KC Burn

Narrator:: Tristan James

Publisher: Dreamspinner Press

Run Time: 8 Hours, 14 Minutes

Rating: 4 Stars

Blurb: The Sequel to Cop Out

Detective Ivan Bekker has hit rock bottom. Not only is he recovering from a bad breakup with a cheating boyfriend, he’s also involved in a drug bust gone bad. Ivan had to kill a man, and his friend was shot and is now fighting for his life. Though Ivan is under investigation for his part in the shooting, his boss sends him on an off-the-books undercover operation to close the case. The timing is critical – this could be their chance to plug a leak in the department. Continue reading

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5 Stars, Audio Book, Dreamspinner Press, Genre Romance, Mystery/Suspense/Action Thriller, Reviewed by Kim, Rhys Ford

Greg Tremblay’s Narration Scores Another Hit With Rhys Ford’s Dirty Laundry

Title: Dirty Laundry

Author: Rhys Ford

Narrator:: Greg Tremblay

Publisher: Dreamspinner Press

Run Time: 8 Hours, 56 Minutes

Rating: 5 Stars

Blurb: For ex-cop turned private investigator Cole McGinnis, each day brings a new challenge. Too bad most of them involve pain and death. Claudia, his office manager and surrogate mother, is still recovering from a gunshot, and Cole’s closeted boyfriend, Kim Jae-Min, suddenly finds his teenaged sister dumped in his lap. Meanwhile, Cole has his own sibling problems—most notably, a mysterious half brother from Japan whom his older brother, Mike, is determined they welcome with open arms. Continue reading

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5 Stars, Audio Book, Dreamspinner Press, Genre Romance, Jacob Z. Flores, Reviewed by Kathie

Sound Bite Sunday: “Chasing the Sun” by Jacob Z. Flores – Narrated by TJ Jamesin

“We should always define ourselves and never be defined by what others see or expect.” – Jacob Z. Flores


Title: Chasing the Sun (Provincetown: Book Two)

Author: Jacob Z. Flores

Narrator:: TJ Jamesin

Publisher: Dreasmspinner Press

Run Time: 3 Hours, 39 Minutes

Rating: 5 Stars

Blurb: As a physician and prominent citizen of Victoria, Texas, Dr. Gil Kelly took a hard fall when his vengeful wife revealed his infidelity with other men. Closing ranks around her, the town’s elite ostracized him, and his relationship with his children was nearly destroyed. Continue reading

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5 Stars, Audio Book, Dreamspinner Press, Genre Romance, Jacob Z. Flores, Reviewed by Kathie

Sound Bite Sunday: T.J. Jamesin’s Audio Narration Brings Jacob Z. Flores’ “When Love Takes Over” To Life

“P-Town is supposed to happen. This is a special place. It changes people’s lives. The problems and worries that you bring with you don’t mean as much.” — Jacob Z. Flores


Title: When Love Takes Over

Author: Jacob Z. Flores

Narrator:: T.J. Jamesin

Publisher: Dreamspinner Press

Run Time: 9 Hours, 15 Minutes

Rating: 5 Stars

Blurb: Zach Kelly’s life is a shambles. His boyfriend of three years dumped him, and his writing career is going nowhere. On a whim, he heads to Provincetown, Massachusetts, to nurse his broken heart and figure out his next step. He’s expecting to find rest and relaxation on the sandy beaches of Cape Cod. Instead, Zach meets a hunky porn star during a chance encounter at a leather shop he mistakes as a place to buy a belt that is definitely not for whipping. Continue reading

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5 Stars, Audio Book, Drama, Dreamspinner Press, Genre Romance, Mystery/Suspense/Action Thriller, Reviewed by Kim, Rhys Ford

Greg Tremblay’s Narration Garners Rhys Ford’s “Dirty Secret” A Recommended Listen

Title: Dirty Secret

Author: Rhys Ford

Narrator:: Greg Tremblay

Publisher: Dreamspinner Press

Run Time: 8 Hours, 4 Minutes

Rating: 5 Stars

Blurb: Loving Kim Jae-Min isn’t always easy: Jae is gun-shy about being openly homosexual. Ex-cop turned private investigator Cole McGinnis doesn’t know any other way to be. Still, he understands where Jae is coming from. Traditional Korean men aren’t gay-at least not usually where people can see them. Continue reading

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4.5 Stars, Audio Book, Eli Easton, Harmony Ink Press, Reviewed by Kim, Young Adult

Eli Easton’s “Superhero” Gets A Recommend Listen – Narrated by Tristan Wright

Title: Superhero

Author: Eli Easton

Narrator:: Tristan Wright

Publisher: Dreamspinner Press

Run Time: 2 Hours, 57 Minutes

Rating: 4.5 Stars

Blurb: It’s not easy for a young gay artist like Jordan Carson to grow up in Jefferson, Wisconsin, where all anyone seems to care about in middle school and high school are the sports teams. But Jordan was lucky. He met Owen Nelson in the second grade, and they’ve been BFFs ever since. Owen is a big, beautiful blond and their school’s champion wrestler. No one messes with Owen, or with anyone close to him, and he bucks popular opinion by keeping Jordan as his wingman even after Jordan comes out at school. Continue reading

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4.5 Stars, Audio Book, B.G. Thomas, Dreamspinner Press, Genre Romance, Reviewed by Jackie, Reviewed by Kim

Charlie David’s Narration Makes B.G. Thomas’s “The Boy Who Came In From the Cold” A Recommended Listen

Title: The Boy Who Came In From the Cold

Author: B.G. Thomas

Narrator:: Charlie David

Publisher: Dreamspinner Press

Run Time: 7 Hours, 57 Minutes

Rating: 4.5 Stars

Blurb: Todd Burton has had enough of small-town Buckman. His abusive stepfather calls him a fag; his friend Austin makes him realize he may be gay, but Todd doesn’t want to admit his stepfather is right; and he dreams of being a chef. Three good reasons to flee his hometown and pursue greener pastures. But when Todd reaches the big city, his luck runs dry. Soon he can’t pay his rent and gets evicted. In the middle of a snowstorm. Continue reading

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5 Stars, Amy Lane, Audio Book, Dreamspinner Press, Genre Romance, Reviewed by Kathie

Amy Lane’s “Behind the Curtain” Gets A Recommended Listen – Narrated by Hugh Bradley

“I thought you liked sex?”

“I do, but I want you to come back. You can get more, better sex with anyone. But you can only get the whole Dawson experience when you’re here.” – Amy Lane


Title: Behind the Curtain

Author: Amy Lane

Narrator:: Hugh Bradley

Publisher: Dreamspinner Press

Run Time: 8 Hours

Rating: 5 Stars

Blurb: Blurb: Dawson Barnes recognizes his world is very small and very charmed. Running his community college theater like a petty god, he and his best friend, Benji, know they’ll succeed as stage techs after graduation. His father adores him, Benji would die for him, and Dawson never doubted the safety net of his family, even when life hit him below the belt.

But nothing prepared him for falling on Jared Emory’s head. Continue reading

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5 Stars, Audio Book, Dani Alexander, Mystery/Suspense/Action Thriller, Reviewed by Kim, Romantic Comedy, Self-Published

Listen To This And All You’ll Hear Is The Sound Of “Shattered Glass” By Dani Alexander

Title: Shattered Glass

Author: Dani Alexander

Narrator:: Joseph Northton

Publisher: Self-Published

Run Time: 11 Hours, 16 Minutes

Rating: 5 Stars

Blurb: A male prostitute, a mangy cat, a murder, and an obsession that threatens his career, his impending marriage and his life…nothing is going as planned for Austin Glass. Continue reading

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5 Stars, Amy Lane, Audio Book, Dreamspinner Press, Reviewed by Jules

Jules Recommends You Give A Listen To Amy Lane’s “Going Up!” – Narrated By Paul Woodson


Title: Going Up!

Author: Amy Lane

Narrator:: Paul Woodson

Publisher: Dreamspinner Press

Run Time: 2 Hours, 39 Minutes

Rating: 5 Stars

Blurb: Every dreary day, Zach Driscoll takes the elevator from the penthouse apartment of his father’s building to his coldly charmed life where being a union lawyer instead of a corporate lawyer is an act of rebellion. Every day, that is, until the day the elevator breaks and Sean Mallory practically runs into his arms.
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