Narrator: Alex Black
Length: 7 hours 22 minutes
Publisher: Calinda B⎮2020
Genre: Dark Fantasy
Series: The Bloodstone Quadrilogy, Book 2
Release date: Oct. 5, 2020
Magic is dark. Evil is mayhem.
I’m Siobhan Riordan, and my life is an unending nightmare.
I was living a fairy-tale, until I found my husband brutally slain. Ever since then I’ve been raising our three-year-old son on my own and just trying to get by.
But I can’t hide any longer. There’s a mysterious plague going around my town, an illness that causes people to go mad just before the end. Even worse, I’m being stalked, though I don’t know by who. Doctor Steven Breslin seems like the only one who can help, though he has secrets I’m not ready to uncover.
Then the worst happens - my son falls prey to this supernatural disease. If I don’t save him, death awaits us all.
Heart’s Blood is the thrilling second installment in the Bloodstone Quadrilogy - an exciting and steamy dark fantasy that’s dripping with horror and lust. Prepare to be on the edge of your seat as you fall into this intense supernatural world.
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A New York Times, USA Today and #1 Amazon bestselling, award-winning author, Calinda B writes kick-ass heroines who don't know their own strength. When she's not writing, she's been known to fall off ice cliffs; fire walk with Eastern Europe fire officials; or wake up from a six weeks coma, wondering how she got there in the first place. She's been stuck in currents at Deception Pass in her kayak, and loves to swim with sharks. She greets every day with gratitude and an openness to what might be around the next corner.
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About the Narrator: Alex Black
Alex Black is an articulate, engaging, and versatile narrator based in Cambridge, Vermont. He’s worked in theatre, film, audio production, and appeared on radio. As an accomplished audiobook producer with over 90 titles, he’s worked closely with independent authors and publishers.
He’s received more than 500 5 star reviews and specializes in Romance, Fantasy, Science Fiction, Apocalyptic, Mystery & Thriller, LGBTQ+, and Memoirs.
As you might imagine, I am a fan of audiobooks. My actual “reading list” would be quite short. But here are 10 books I read and enjoyed last year:
- Currently listening to American Gods by Neil Gaiman. This 10th Anniversary edition features a full cast of narrators. It’s a well-written story by a master story-teller and the narrators are superb!
- Stuck by: Chris Grabenstein. A YA book about a kid who gets stuck at age 11. His family grows, his circumstances change, but he’s continually left at 11 years old. It’s a cute story with a somewhat unpredictable ending. Very enjoyable.
- 64th Man: Starring John Cena and Anna Chlumsky by: Bryan Tucker , Zack Phillips. I’m not a huge football fan so I didn’t think I’d enjoy this as much as I did. The description reads: “In sports, everybody loves redemption stories, the underdog who no one believes in but through sheer hard work wins it all. But no one tells the stories of the players who work hard and don’t make it. In pro football, fifty-three guys get on the roster. Ten make it to the practice squad. And then there’s the 64th Man—that’s Billy Logan (Cena), who seems to always be one spot from glory.”
I never thought about it, but it’s probably true. How many people catch the golden ring in their chosen professions? Not many, I’d guess. 64th Man is quite entertaining as Billy Logan seeks to find fulfillment in his passion – playing football. I found myself rooting for Billy and suffering his losses right along with him.
- I've Got My Eyes on You, by: Mary Higgins Clark. I found this murder mystery so predictable I basically knew what was going to happen before it happened, every step of the way. But, it’s well written so I kept on with it.
- A bunch of DNFs: Call Me Maybe, by Cara Bastone. If Angels Fall, by Rick Mofina. Good Grief by: Ngozi Anyanwu. Cemetery Boys by: Aiden Thomas. The Story Keeper by: Lisa Wingate. Thinner by: Stephen King. All great books, I’m sure, but they just didn’t capture my attention.
- Mission: Believe: Rise Again Warrior Series, Book 1 by: Stacy Eaton. An interesting, believable book about a guy who suffered major injuries in the war and now is trying to piece his life back together again.
- One in a Million: The Millionth Series, Book 1 by: Tony Faggioli. I enjoyed this story. It’s about a guy, Kyle, who has the perfect life. He screws up said perfect life by having an affair and finds himself in a situation he could never have prepared for—the woman was not your ordinary woman. It’s a supernatural tale of redemption and sin.
- Bella Bella, by Harvey Fierstein. An interesting story about Bella Abzug narrated by the great Harvey Fierstein. I learned a lot of interesting things about Ms. Abzug.
- Beyond Words: What Animals Think and Feel by: Carl Safina. This is a WOW piece of non-fiction about elephants and what they think and feel. A definite must read if you’re as into animals as I am. You’ll never look at an elephant the same way again.
- Bluff by: Michael Kardos. This book captured my attention. It was about a 27 y/o has-been magician who agrees to write an article on the art of cheating at cards. She finds her mark—the person she intends to write about, but then meets someone who offers her something far more intriguing: the chance to pull off a $1.5 million magic trick. It got a little “slasher-esque” at the end, but the ending was unpredictable and satisfying.