Thursday, April 27, 2017

Audiobook Promotion ~ The Mates Collection by Cardeno C. (Reviews + Giveaway)

Until Forever Comes

A sensitive wolf shifter and a vicious vampire challenge history, greed, and the very fabric of their beings in order to stay together until forever comes.

Plagued by pain and weakness all his life, Ethan Abbatt is a wolf shifter who can’t shift. Hoping to find an honorable death by joining his pack mates in a vampire attack, Ethan instead learns two things: draining his blood releases his pain and his wolf, and he has a true mate - a vampire named Miguel.

Over four centuries old, strong, powerful, and vicious, Miguel Rodriguez walks through life as a shadow, without happiness or affection. When a young shifter tells Miguel they’re true mates, destined to be together, Miguel sends him away. But Ethan is persistent and being together comes so naturally that Miguel can’t resist for long. The challenge is keeping themselves alive so they can stay by each other’s side until forever comes.

Word Count: 60,702

Ethan is the runt of the pack. Weak, unable to shift and sick, he is intent on dying a somewhat honorable death, which makes him join other young members of his pack and fight against some vampires that have settled in the town near their pack lands. What he didn't count on was that one of those vampires would be his true mate.

Miguel is a 400-year old vampire, very powerful and not all too happy about the little wolf that keeps following him, but unable to turn him away as the attraction between the two burns bright.

I adored Ethan, he has the kind of voice that is a mix between sarcastic, self-deprecating and fun that I love and it was entertaining as all hell to see all that was happening through his eyes and that came across even more in the narration.  

Miguel was a bit prickly at first, but once he gave into Ethan, he was so sweet and protective. Miguel and Ethan together were just perfect for each other, even when they didn't agree on vampire and shifter issues. And I also adored Chrissy and seeing how this book tied up with book one in the series. That was a lovely touch.

Charlie David did a fantastic job with this narration! His capacity to do all the different voices, to show so many emotions through his voice made him one of my favorite narrators for sure. He made a story that I already loved to bits even better for me and that's quite a feat! 

Rating: 5 Stars!!!

In Your Eyes


Two very different men with a tumultuous history must overcome challenges from all sides and see past their society’s rules to realize they are destined for one another.

Raised to become Alpha of the Yafenack pack, Samuel Goodwin dedicates his life to studying shifter laws, strengthening his body, and learning from his father. But despite his best efforts, Samuel can’t relate to people, including those he's supposed to lead.

When Samuel meets Korban Keller, the son of a neighboring pack's Alpha, he reacts with emotion instead of intellect for the first time in his life. Resenting the other shifter for throwing him off-balance, Samuel first tries to intimidate Korban and then desperately avoids him. What he can't do is forget Korban's warm eyes, easy smile, and happy personality.

When a battle between their fathers ends tragically, Samuel struggles to lead his pack while Korban works to break through Samuel’s emotional barriers. Two very different men with a tumultuous history must overcome challenges from all sides and see past their society’s rules to realize they are destined for one another.

Word Count: 60,875

Samuel and Korban are members of different wolf shifter's packs, each of them destined to become Alpha of their own packs. 

Samuel is more in touch with his wolf than Korban, and he's a bit of a scholar, preferring to submerge himself in his studies than to play, intent on being the best Alpha he can be, despite his father always reminding him that he needs to feel more empathy for their pack members. He's confused by his reactions to being near Korban and stays as far away from him as he can. Until something happens to bring them together and having to change his views in just about everything he'd held as truth all his life.

Korban is sweet, and more in touch with his feelings than Samuel, so he had realized the truth beforehand. It takes a tragedy for them to be able to work through some of their issues, but there's more than that getting in their way.

I loved this story! Both Korban and Samuel are loveable in their own right and together they are dynamite, so damn hot! I really liked the take on the feuding packs, it was different, and I enjoyed how Cardeno C. wove such an interesting story line with the romance and the conflict Samuel felt at his attraction for Korban.  

The narration was so perfect! I loved this book from the start, but Charlie David's voice elevated the experience for me. I've said it before, but really, he has a way with transmitting emotions through his voice that is unparalleled for me. The different tones and voices just take an already great story and turned it in extraordinary.

Rating: 5+ Stars!!!

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  1. I love all types of paranormal but shifters are definitely my favorite. This series sounds great, can't wait to read it!

  2. I read pretty much any paranormal, but tend to favor shifters lately.

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  4. I like all paranormal, favorite is shifters.

  5. I love all types. But shifters are my favorites.

  6. I'll read all types but I enjoy shifter stories the most.

  7. shifters and vampires are my favourites but I love pretty much anything PNR