Friday, November 17, 2017

Audio Book Review: Asher Black by Parker S. Huntington

About the Audiobook

Author: Parker S. Huntington
Narrator: Lacy Laurel
Length: 8 hours and 32 minutes
Publisher: PSH Publishing House⎮20
Genre: Romance
Series: The Five Syndicates, Book 1
Release date: Oct. 31, 2017
Synopsis: He was supposed to kill me. I had done the unthinkable. I called the cops on him, on his family, but he let me live. We became friends, and then... we fell in love.
Lucy Ives is a foster kid, running from her turbulent past. On her first night in New York City, she accidentally calls the cops on the mafia. When their fixer comes to kill her, he spares her life in exchange for a favor--be his fake fiance or die.


Lucy is the female lead that is studying in biology. She has a past from being in the foster care system. Despite her baggage, she is very intelligent and beautiful. She goes with her roommate Aimee to a nightclub. There she witness a crime and reports it. As the events go, it turns out that the club is mafia oriented and Lucy literally put her life in danger. Asher Black, the owner of Black Enterprises is the clean up man for the Romano family. After her failed attempts to cover her tracks, Asher tracks her down and instead of getting rid of her he has a proposition.

The love of mafia stories drew me to this. I love reading about them and watching the movies. This story had all the elements that I love and then some. The physical attraction between the two was undeniable and had me anticipating. The two characters was so unique. Lucy being a great female lead and Asher being complex but understandable. Even the secondary characters added the flavor to the story.

This story had suspense, danger, lust, and humor. It was well rounded and had me wanting more. The writing was effortless and it flowed really great. 

I loved the narration of the story. Her voice fit the tone of the story and her pacing was good. Her male voices were ok but the story was so good that it didn't really bother me. 

Overall, I loved this story and the narration and I look forward to reading/listening to more from these two. 

Author Bio

BIO: Parker S. Huntington is from Orange County, California, USA. She has a B.A. in Creative Writing from the University of California, Riverside and is currently pursuing a Master's in Liberal Arts in Literature and Creative Writing from Harvard University. She has two puppies, Bauer and Chloe, and lives with her boyfriend of four years--a real life alpha male, book-boyfriend-worthy hunk of a man. She is currently working on Book 3 of the Five Syndicates Series.

Social Media
WEB - www.parkershuntington.com
FB - www.facebook.com/parkershuntington
FB Group - www.facebook.com/Parkerettes
Insta - @parkershuntington
Twitter - @authorPSH


Narrator Bio
 Lacy lives the life of a full time wife, mother and household manager. Needing a temporary escape from time to time Lacy returned back to her first love - reading! After devouring everything she could get her hands on she thought, -what if she could mix her love of performance and literature in a professional capacity? Once getting involved in the world of book narration she quickly became hooked and when not with her family you can find her in her studio working hard to grow in her own storytelling abilities. 


 Purchase Links

Amazon - https://goo.gl/B6j636
ITunes - https://goo.gl/6xiVBo

Here is the link to the trailer for the audiobook (which has a bunch of audio from the audiobook in it)
Here are the links to sound cloud audiosamples



Thursday, November 2, 2017

Free Writing Program with Inkitt




Inkitt launches a free program to help you turn your idea into a novel within 30 days

Have you ever thought about writing a novel? There are millions of people in the world who have ideas floating around in their heads that they want to write down but never find the time.

Inkitt, the world’s first reader-powered book publisher, will be launching their first ‘Writers Write Program’  on November 1st to help you turn your idea into an original novel. The 30-day program is completely free and filled with special benefits such as:
  • Free, 30 min private sessions with professional writing coaches (including the editor of The Martian)
  • Events and tips with bestselling authors like Andy Weir, Lauren Kate, and Gayle Forman
  • A variety of community features such as the choice to get a writing buddy who you can exchange manuscript feedback with

“Our intention is to enlarge the writing community by encouraging more people to become writers,” said CEO of Inkitt, Ali Albazaz. “The program is completely free so for us this isn’t about making money; it’s about encouraging talented and committed writers to keep going and finish what they started.”

If you are serious about taking on the challenge or want to finish (or start!) a manuscript then make sure to get your spot in the program now. There is less than a week left before it starts.

LEARN MORE

This program is free to join and also has writing coaches! (There will be a Q and A session with some great authors. This is a really cool event and you should definitely check it out.

Tuesday, October 3, 2017

September Wrap Up

For the month of September I mostly stuck with New Adult Contemporary novels. I am very proud of myself because I read 13 books for the month.

The Room Mate by Kendall Ryan  Beautiful Mistake by Vi Keeland  Fire in You by J. Lynn .
Mayhem by Jamie Shaw    The Bridesmaid by Hailey Abbott   Deep by Kylie Scott

 
Lead by Kylie Scott  Play by Kylie Scott  Lick by Kylie Scott
 Easy by Tammara Webber  Dark Wild Night by Christina Lauren   Dirty by Kylie Scott


Twist by Kylie Scott




I really enjoyed the books that I read for September and hopefully I can do the same with the books for October.

Friday, August 25, 2017

Java and the Librarians by Robin Roe Ep:7

Check out last month's Java and the Librarians ep: 7 A List of Cages by Robin Roe. If you have not read it go and read it before you watch because it is filled with spoilers!




Ep: 8 will be next Tuesday at 6:30p.m.CST 7:30 EST. We will be discussing our thoughts and opinions on The Girl in 6e by A.R.Torre. It will be filled with spoilers!



Thursday, August 17, 2017

Update

It has been a good couple of months since I last did anything blog related. This has not been a good reading year for me and I have been in the biggest reading slump ever. However, I am slowly getting out of the slump. I have read some books including some books that I was sent to review. I will have those posted within the next couple of days. I know that this is towards the latter part of the year but I have been brainstorming some different ideas and approaches to give good content without getting "tired" of the same old. But I wanted to let you guys know that I have not forgotten about you nor this blog but I felt I needed to stay away for a while for personal reasons.

I feel better and more refreshed. As I said before look out for some more reviews that will come up in a couple of days.

💓-Ericka

Wednesday, April 19, 2017

Slump Madness




First, I want to apologize for my absence. I have absolutely no idea what is wrong or where my motivation has gone to. The things that I love to do I haven't done which is reading, blogging, drawing, panting, and journaling in a month...A Month. I've never gone that long without posting anything on my blog.

I know that a lot of people have these moments and when I usually have them its never this long. I hate feeling like this. Absolutely hate it because this is something that I love to do. I have a live show coming up next Saturday and I will have the book read by then but I'm no where near finished reading it.

Most of all I don't want to feel obligated and make something forced because that will take out the fun for everything. I want to be happy and give good quality posts and content and I want that to have a good reflection on me as well.

I just have not had the urge or motivation to do any of that. So my question for you guys.What is it that you do whenever you feel yourself losing motivation or in a slump that is affecting everything that you have a love for? I'm open to any and everything and desperately want to get out of this yuck feeling.

Friday, March 10, 2017

Borrow-A-Thon Round two Challenges!

I had so much fun participating in borrow-a-thon last year and I'm excited to participate again. Before I show you my tbr I will give you the list of challenges.

This is a week long challenge that encourages you to utilize your library. I work in a library so I am always using one but this makes it more fun.

March 19th 12:00AM-March 26th 11:59PM

  • Try before you buy
  • A Graphic Novel
  • Try a new-to-you author
  • A book recommended to you
  • A book with your favorite color on the cover
  • A book that involves a library in some way

My borrow-a-thon tbr in the order of the challenge
  • Carve the Mark by Veronica Roth
  • Fun Home by Alison Bechdel
  • To Catch a Killer by Sheryl Scarborough
  • Rule by Jay Crownover
  • Ink and Bone (The Great Library) by Rachel Caine
When you pick out your TBR use the hastag #Borrow-A-Thon on twitter or your social media platforms.