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Halfway Hunted by Terry Maggert

FTC: I received a free copy of this book from Audiobookworm in exchange for my honest review. I received no other compensation and the opinions expressed in this review are one hundred percent true and my own.

Halfway Hunted by Terry Maggert was a great book.  This is the third book in the Halfway Witchy series, and I enjoyed it but not as much as the first two books.  I can’t put my finger on why that is, but I would listen to it again, and I still want to listen to the other books in this series.  I loved the narrator of this series.  Her voice fits Carlie so much that if I listen to other stories that she reads, I would be confused because, in my head, she is Carlie.  Carlie always leaves me smiling because so many things that she does are things that I would do or say.  I enjoy the authors writing in this series.  I did wish that there was more suspense in these books.  I enjoyed this book because it isn’t super long, and I listened to it as I was working.  If you are looking for something different to listen to this summer, I would recommend this entire series.  I am so glad that I decided to review these three books because I would never have picked them up otherwise.  If you want to see my reviews of the other two books you can click here and here to check them out.

About The Book

Author: Terry Maggert

Narrator: Erin Spencer

Length: 6 hours 56 minutes

Publisher: Maggert and Spencer⎮2018

Genre: Paranormal Fantasy

Series: Halfway Witchy, Book 3

Release date: Apr. 3, 2018

Some prey bites back.

Welcome to Halfway; where the waffles are golden, the moon is silver, and magic is just around every corner.

A century-old curse is broken, releasing Exit Wainwright, an innocent man trapped alone in time. Lost and in danger, he enlists Carlie, Gran, and their magic to find the warlock who sentenced him to a hundred years of darkness.

The hunter becomes the hunted when Carlie’s spells awaken a cold-blooded killer intent on adding another pelt to their gruesome collection: hers.

But the killer has never been to Halfway before, where there are three unbreakable rules:

  1. Don’t complain about the diner’s waffles
  2. Don’t break the laws of magic
  3. Never threaten a witch on her home turf

Can Carlie solve an ancient crime, defeat a ruthless killer, and save the love of her life from a vampire’s curse without burning the waffles?

Come hunt with Carlie, and answer the call of the wild.

About The Author

Left-handed. I like dragons, coffee, waffles, running, and giraffes; order unimportant. I write the Halfway Witchy, Messenger, Starcaster and Shattered Skies series, as well as contributing to many anthologies.

If I’m not at home, then I’m on the road, and if I’m on the road, I’ll be at a book event. I’ve written thirty-three novels and counting. I don’t sleep, but you probably guessed that already. If you want me to visit your town for an event, let me know when and where. See you out there.

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Erin loves audiobooks!  As an actress, they have allowed her to creatively stretch by playing all kinds of characters, all kinds of ages and all kinds of accents!  She voiced roles in the Audie award winning title, Illuminae and was also nominated for a Voice Arts Award in the romance category.  She has narrated over 100 titles and as an audiobook director has worked on at least 100 more.  She has worked for most of the major publishers and also enjoys working with indie writers who are some of the most talented writers out there! Follow her on Twitter @ErinSpencerLA or find her on Facebook, Erin Spencer Actress.

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Halfway Bitten by Terry Maggert

FTC: I received a free copy of this book from Audiobookworm in exchange for my honest review. I received no other compensation and the opinions expressed in this review are one hundred percent true and my own.

Halfway Bitten by Terry Maggert was a fantastic book in this series.  I loved that these books are just short enough to listen to them in a day or two while I am working but not so short that you miss out on the story.  Once again, I loved that this narrator’s voice seems like she is Carlie.  Her voice fits so well with the character that my mind almost thinks they are the same person.  This genre of books isn’t one that I usually listen to, but after this series, I will change that for sure.  Once again, I also enjoyed the author of this book, and I am super excited to listen to the next book because I want to know what crazy thing will happen next.  I have also decided that I wished things like this happened because it would make things even more exciting and exciting.  This is the second book in the series, and if for some reason you are only interested in one of the books, you can just listen to that one, but I would recommend the entire series because I have fallen in love.

***You can click here to see my thoughts on the first book if that interests you***

About The Book

Author: Terry Maggert

Narrator: Erin Spencer

Length: 7 hours 19 minutes

Publisher: Maggert and Spencer⎮2018

Genre: Paranormal Fantasy

Series: Halfway Witchy, Book 2

Release date: Mar. 6, 2018

The circus came to Halfway, and they brought the weird.

When the body of a young woman washes up in the lake, it unleashes a spiral of mystery that will bring Carlie, Gran, and Wulfric into a storm of magical warfare. Spells will fly. Curses will rain. Amidst it all, Carlie will make waffles, protect her town, and find out if a man from the distant past can join her in happy ever after.

There will be clowns. There will be vampires. There will be waffles.

With love and honor at stake, Carlie has no peer.

About The Author

Left-handed. I like dragons, coffee, waffles, running, and giraffes; order unimportant. I write the Halfway Witchy, Messenger, Starcaster and Shattered Skies series, as well as contributing to many anthologies.

If I’m not at home, then I’m on the road, and if I’m on the road, I’ll be at a book event. I’ve written thirty-three novels and counting. I don’t sleep, but you probably guessed that already. If you want me to visit your town for an event, let me know when and where. See you out there.

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Erin loves audiobooks!  As an actress, they have allowed her to creatively stretch by playing all kinds of characters, all kinds of ages and all kinds of accents!  She voiced roles in the Audie award winning title, Illuminae and was also nominated for a Voice Arts Award in the romance category.  She has narrated over 100 titles and as an audiobook director has worked on at least 100 more.  She has worked for most of the major publishers and also enjoys working with indie writers who are some of the most talented writers out there! Follow her on Twitter @ErinSpencerLA or find her on Facebook, Erin Spencer Actress.

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Halfway Dead by Terry Maggert

FTC: I received a free copy of this book from Audiobookworm in exchange for my honest review. I received no other compensation and the opinions expressed in this review are one hundred percent true and my own.

Halfway Dead by Terry Maggert was a fantastic book.  This is a genre that I usually read, but I enjoyed this book.  This is the first book in the Halfway Witchy series, and I can’t wait to listen to the other two books in this series.  I also loved the narrator of this book as well.  I think her voice was a perfect match for Carlie.  Because I don’t usually listen to books in this genre, I found that I was more interested because I had no idea where the story would go.  I also really enjoyed this author’s writing.  Once I am done with this series, I will probably pick up other books by this author.  I loved that Carlie was a strong single woman because we need more characters like this.  When you have a strong character like Carlie, it shows young women that you can do anything you want to do.  I think that young adults would enjoy this book, and there isn’t anything in it that would be inappropriate for teenagers to listen to.  If you are looking for something fun to listen to this summer, I would pick up a copy of this book and give it a listen.

About The Book

Author: Terry Maggert

Narrator: Erin Spencer

Length: 7 hours 12 minutes

Publisher: Maggert and Spencer⎮2018

Genre: Paranormal Fantasy

Series: Halfway Witchy, Book 1

Release date: Feb. 13, 2018

Come for the waffles. Stay for the magic.

Carlie McEwan loves many things. 

She loves being a witch. She loves her town of Halfway, and her Gran, and her familiar, Gus, who is 25 pounds of judgmental cat. Carlie spends her days cooking at the only real diner in town when she isn’t perfecting her family magic, and life is good. 

When a blond stranger sits at the diner counter and asks her to lead him into the deepest shadows of the forest, her life will change forever. She must find a mythical grove of ancient trees, but there are ghosts in the forest, and one of them cries out to Carlie across the years: Come find me. 

With the help of a rugged cop who really does want to save the world, she’ll fight to bring a ghost home, and deliver justice to a murderer who hides in the cool, mysterious green of a forest gone mad with magic.

About The Author

Left-handed. I like dragons, coffee, waffles, running, and giraffes; order unimportant. I write the Halfway Witchy, Messenger, Starcaster and Shattered Skies series, as well as contributing to many anthologies.

If I’m not at home, then I’m on the road, and if I’m on the road, I’ll be at a book event. I’ve written thirty-three novels and counting. I don’t sleep, but you probably guessed that already. If you want me to visit your town for an event, let me know when and where. See you out there.

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About The Narrator

Erin loves audiobooks!  As an actress, they have allowed her to creatively stretch by playing all kinds of characters, all kinds of ages and all kinds of accents!  She voiced roles in the Audie award winning title, Illuminae and was also nominated for a Voice Arts Award in the romance category.  She has narrated over 100 titles and as an audiobook director has worked on at least 100 more.  She has worked for most of the major publishers and also enjoys working with indie writers who are some of the most talented writers out there! Follow her on Twitter @ErinSpencerLA or find her on Facebook, Erin Spencer Actress.

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The Fragile Ones by Jennifer Chase

FTC: I received a free copy of this book from Pump Up Your Book in exchange for my honest review. I received no other compensation and the opinions expressed in this review are one hundred percent true and my own.

The Fragile Ones by Jennifer Chase was an exciting read.  I have read a couple of books in this series, and I could pick up each one and know what is going on.  If you are interested in the whole series, I would read them in order, but you can just pick one up and not be lost at all.  I don’t find that these books are super suspenseful, but this book did have enough suspense that I want to keep reading. Also, since I have read a few other books in this series, I felt like I got to check in with a friend of mine and check up on what she had going on.  I am always amazed that Katie can push past her PTSD from her time in the military and find the killers.  I don’t know that I would be able to do what she does, which makes me love her even more.   I didn’t figure out what was going on until I finished, so that is always nice.   If you are looking for a new mystery series, I will pick up a copy of any of the books in this because I am sure you will enjoy them just like I did.

About The Book

Title: THE FRAGILE ONES
Author: Jennifer Chase
Publisher: Bookouture
Pages: 300
Genre: Crime Thriller

“Please Mommy, can Tessa and I go play on the swing by the creek?” the little girl begs, pushing a blonde curl from her eyes. “We’ll stay together, and we promise to be safe.” Hours later, their mother waits anxiously for her darling girls to arrive home with a list of reasons why they are late. But the front door never opens…

When the bodies of eleven and twelve-year-old sisters, Tessa and Megan, are found at the bottom of a ravine—dressed in matching pastel summer outfits, their small bodies broken from the fall—Detective Katie Scott is called to one of the most shocking and heartbreaking crime scenes of her career.

Carefully picking through the fragile remains, Katie makes the first of many disturbing discoveries: the girls were not biological sisters. The youngest, Megan, is a DNA match to a kidnapping case years before. The tiny number burnt into her skin the mark of a terrifying killer intent on keeping count of his collection.

Her PTSD from the army triggered, Katie is left reeling as she maps other missing children in the local area. Has this twisted soul found a way to stay nearby his victims? Could he be watching now as Katie hits one dead end after another?

A wild storm building, matching a fiber found during the autopsy to a nearby boatyard is the break Katie needs. But when another girl goes missing, just as lightning strikes and the power goes out, Katie only has her instincts, her team and her service dog to rely on. As time runs out for Katie to finds the stolen child alive, who will become the next number on this monster’s deadly list?

Fans of Lisa Regan, Rachel Caine and Melinda Leigh, you better buckle-up for the ride of your life! BEWARE – this gripping crime thriller is guaranteed to keep you up all night!

About The Author

Jennifer Chase is a multi award-winning and USA Today BestSelling crime fiction author, as well as a consulting criminologist. Jennifer holds a bachelor degree in police forensics and a master’s degree in criminology & criminal justice. These academic pursuits developed out of her curiosity about the criminal mind as well as from her own experience with a violent psychopath, providing Jennifer with deep personal investment in every story she tells. In addition, she holds certifications in serial crime and criminal profiling.  She is an affiliate member of the International Association of Forensic Criminologists, and member of the International Thriller Writers.

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Emergence by Shira Shiloah

FTC: I received a free copy of this book from Audiobookworm in exchange for my honest review. I received no other compensation and the opinions expressed in this review are one hundred percent true and my own.

Emergence by Shira Shiloah was a fascinating read.  I loved that the things that happened in this book could happen.  I am sure these exact things have happened.  I loved that this book could have happened; it makes me want to read it even more. Also, I fell in love with the narrator of this book.  She made all of the characters sound so different that I didn’t have an issue keeping the characters separate.  This is the first time that I have listened to an audiobook where the narrator could make so many different voices with different accents.  This is the first book I have read by this author, and I also fell in love with her.  The author did an excellent job of making the book come to life as I was listening.  I enjoyed the characters in this book because they were all so complex that they seemed real-life people.  I didn’t find that this book was super suspenseful, but it did have enough that I kept listening.  This book makes me not want to have surgery ever because you never know what the doctors do or don’t do when they are operating on you.  I made love about this book because the medical parts of this book were true to what happens, and I loved that.  Because the author is a doctor, she knows how everything works and that came through as I was reading the book.  If you love medical thrillers with a small dose of romance thrown in, I would pick this one up and give it a listen.

About The Book

Author: Shira Shiloah

Narrator: Simone McIntyre

Length: 6 hours 12 minutes

Publisher: Shira Shiloah⎮2021

Genre: Medical Thriller

Release date: Mar. 12, 2021

A Scalpel Wielding Villain.

A Healthcare System that Fails.

A Whistleblower that Protects Her Patients – No Matter the Costs.

A trusted anesthesiologist, Dr. Roxanne Roth, is healing from the loss of her fiancé by consuming her time with work. It doesn’t hurt that her new love interest, Dr. Justin Kirkland, spends almost as much time at the hospital as she does.

Entranced in the throes and complications of new love, Roxanne looks forward to work every day. Her time at the hospital would almost be cathartic if not for Dr. D. K. Webb, a neurosurgeon, who is quickly amassing a pile of complaints – and bodies.

Despite trying to avoid Webb, Roxanne finds herself working alongside the doctor during a routine, low-risk surgery. Fueled by cocaine and ego, Webb intentionally sabotages the case, leading to the patient dying on the operating table.

Roxanne’s tenuous grip on recovery is shattered with her patient’s death, quickly replaced by anger and a drive for justice. Now Roxanne will do anything to protect her patients from the killer on the other side of the sterile surgical field – before he can silence her as well.

In this gripping, sinister medical thriller, Dr. Shira Shiloah will leave listeners wondering about the potential evil lurking behind every surgical mask.

About The Author

Dr. Shira Shiloah is the author of the international bestseller, EMERGENCE, a medical romantic thriller that explores what happens when a sociopath holds a scalpel to anesthetized patients.

Dr. Shiloah received her medical degree from the University of Tennessee and completed her Anesthesiology residency at Northwestern University.

Shira  lived in Brooklyn, Jerusalem, Chicago and Washington, D.C., before choosing Memphis as her hometown. She enjoys traveling the world with her husband and long walks with her rescue pup.

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Simone McIntyre was born in London where she currently resides.   She is also a linguist, and often works in Spanish and French.  As an actress she has worked across all mediums.   As a voice artist her experience includes commercials, e-Learning, dubbing and film.  When not narrating, acting or producing she loves listening to new versions of Jazz standards and is a shoe shopaholic!

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Beyond The Headlines by R.G. Belsky

FTC: I received a free copy of this book from Partners In Crime Book Tours in exchange for my honest review. I received no other compensation and the opinions expressed in this review are one hundred percent true and my own.

Beyond The Headlines by R.G. Belsky was another great book in this series.  I believe that I have read the other three books in this series.  You don’t have to read all of the books to understand what is going on in the books,, but I would recommend the entire series because they are excellent books.  I loved that I got to check in with Clare again and saw wsaw she got herself into this time.  This author did a great job of including just enough details that you don’t get bogged down in them, but you also have enough information, so you don’t feel like you are missing something.  I didn’t find that this book was suspenseful at all.  I did enjoy the mystery parts of this book but I was able to figure out who the killer was pretty early.  That did’t bother me though because I can’t get enough of this authors writing.  He does such a great job of making me feel like I was there with the characters.  I love books where I feel like the characters are my friends and these are those types of characters for me.  If you don’t like books that are super suspenseful than this book might be a  good match for you.  It did have enough suspense in it though that I read it in just a few days.

About The Book

Genre: Mystery, Suspense, Thriller
Published by: Oceanview Publishing
Publication Date: May 4th 2021
Number of Pages: 336
ISBN: 160809409X (ISBN13: 9781608094097)
Series: The Clare Carlson Mystery Series, 4 (This can be read as a stand alone mystery.)

She was a mega-celebrity—he was a billionaire businessman—now he’s dead—she’s in jail

Laurie Bateman was living the American dream. Since her arrival as an infant in the U.S. after the fall of Saigon, the pretty Vietnamese girl had gone on to become a supermodel, a successful actress, and, finally, the wife of one of the country’s top corporate dealmakers. That dream has now turned into a nightmare when she is arrested for the murder of her wealthy husband.

New York City TV journalist Clare Carlson does an emotional jailhouse interview in which Bateman proclaims her innocence—and becomes a cause celebre for women’s rights groups around the country.

At first sympathetic, then increasingly suspicious of Laurie Bateman and her story, Clare delves into a baffling mystery which has roots extending back nearly fifty years to the height of the Vietnam War.

Soon, there are more murders, more victims, and more questions as Clare struggles against dire evil forces to break the biggest story of her life.

About The Author

R. G. Belsky is an author of crime fiction and a journalist in New York City.

His new mystery, BEYOND THE HEADLINES, will be published in May 2021. It is the fourth in a series featuring Clare Carlson, the news director for a New York City TV station – and follows THE LAST SCOOP, published in 2020. The first Clare Carlson book, YESTERDAY’S NEWS, won the David Award at Deadly Ink for Best Mystery of 2018. The second Clare Carlson book, BELOW THE FOLD, was named Best Mystery 0f 2019 in the Foreword INDIES Awards.

He also is the author of two thrillers written under the pen name of Dana Perry – THE SILENT VICTIM (2019), THE GOLDEN GIRL (June, 2020) and HER OCEAN GRAVE (June 2021 – Bookouture).

Belsky previously wrote the Gil Malloy series – THE KENNEDY CONNECTIONSHOOTING FOR THE STARS and BLONDE ICE – about a newspaper reporter at the New York Daily News.
Belsky himself is a former managing editor at the Daily News and writes about the media from an extensive background in newspapers, magazines and TV/digital news. He has also been a top editor at the New York PostStar magazine and NBC News.

His previous suspense/thriller novels include LOVERBOY and PLAYING DEAD. Belsky lives in New York City.

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