Friday, October 21, 2016

Audio Book Tour ~ In Another Life, Eight Days and All of Me by Cardeno C. ~ (Reviews + Giveaway)

Audio Book Tour ~ In Another Life, Eight Days and All of Me by Cardeno C. ~ (Reviews + Giveaway)

In Another Life & Eight Days Audiobook

In Another Life & Eight Days

    • Written by: Cardeno C.
    • Narrated by: John Solo, Nick J. Russo
    • Length: 3 hrs and 40 mins 
    • Unabridged Audiobook
  • Release Date:07-26-16
  • Publisher: The Romance Authors, LLC

In Another Life
At age 18 Shiloh Raben is tired. He no longer has the energy to deal with mean classmates, inner doubt, and fear of familial rejection, so he takes a razor to his wrist. When he wakes up in the hospital, Shiloh meets Travis Kahn, the EMT who saved him and didn't leave his side.
Travis is handsome, smart, and funny - the type of guy Shiloh would never be brave enough to approach. But his near-death experience has an unusual side effect: The life that flashed before his eyes wasn't the one he had already lived but rather the one he could live. With visions of a future by Travis' side, Shiloh will find the strength to confront his fears and build a life worth fighting for.
Second edition.
Eight Days
Childhood family friends Maccabe Fried and Josh Segal have always gotten along despite having nothing in common. Maccabe is an athlete with dreams of playing professional baseball. Josh is an aspiring architect with dreams of being with Maccabe. Despite all odds, both dreams come true.
Maccabe and Josh fall into a long-distance romance, which is everything Josh thought he wanted. But after years of hiding from the world, Josh wants to bring their relationship into the open. When Maccabe refuses, Josh is faced with a tough decision: stay with the man he loves or live the life he deserves. No matter the choice, somebody's bound to get hurt. Thankfully, in the season of miracles, there's always hope for a happy ending.
Second edition.

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In Another Life 4.5 Stars! I loved In Another Life. The entire premise of an 18-year-old Shiloh attempting suicide and as he lays there dying, having the life he could have led at age 36 flashing before his eyes was very appealing. It touched me on the thought that teens attempting and succeeding at committing suicide can't see the great possibilities that are in front of them down the road into adulthood. If Shiloh would've chosen to live he'd eventually meet Travis, the love of his life. He'd see that he was happy and had a great supportive family. That his fears of what his family would do when they learned he was gay, were unfounded. This a great what if story. Funny, sweet, and in some spots sad. Eight Days 4 Stars! The eight days of Hanukkah spread out over the years in the saga of Josh and Maccabe. From friends to secret lovers, the break-up and years of silence and the eventual reunion. I enjoyed Eight Days, the premise was unique and had me engrossed. I just didn't love it. I had a difficult time liking Josh. I'm not sure if it was the narration or not but he just came off bratty to me. I liked Maccabe though and I thought it was a sweet ending.
*** Audible code provided to Bayou Book Junkie by the author/publisher for my listening pleasure in hopes of an unbiased opinion, a review was not a requirement.*** Well, I love Cardeno C., so I can almost guarantee I am going to love any book of hers I pick up. I'm not sure what it is, whether it's her wonderful writing style or the characters that I seem to fall in love with, or the stories that seem to suck me in. Whatever the case, Cardeno C. is pretty much an auto-buy author for me. Unfortunately, though, while I love In Another Life & Eight Days, I was not a big fan of the audiobook. Most of the time it was fine but during sexy times, not so much. So would I recommend In Another Life & Eight Days? Absolutely! However, I suggest the book over the audiobook. If you're an audiobook fan, no worries I still enjoyed the story very much.
All of Me Audiobook

 All of Me

    • Written by: Cardeno C.
    • Narrated by: Robert M. Clark
    • Length: 1 hr and 50 mins 
    • Unabridged Audiobook
  • Release Date:08-17-16
  • Publisher: The Romance Authors, LLC
To bond with his destined mate, an Alpha wolf must look past what he sees and trust what he feels.
Bonded by their parents before they were conceived, wolf shifters Abel and Kai adored each other since they were children. As teens, the two future Alphas took the next step in their bonding process and vowed to remain true to one another until Kai came of age. But when tragedy struck, Abel felt betrayed and ran from Kai instead of completing their mating.
Abel never stops yearning for the man who was supposed to lead by his side and after years without contact, Kai returns, broken and on death's door. If Abel wants to fulfill their destiny and merge their packs, he'll need to look past what he saw and trust his heart.

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*** Audible code provided to Bayou Book Junkie by the author/publisher for my listening pleasure in hopes of an unbiased opinion, a review was not a requirement.***

Wolf-shifters Abel and Kai were promised to be bonded by their parents before they were born and always had a great connection between them, both willing to rule their respective packs together, until the moment when Abel discovered Kai wasn't as committed to him as he'd always believed. 

Now, years later, Kai's sister comes to Abel for help for her brother and he discovers that there might have been more to what he saw that fateful day. 

I'm a big fan of Cardeno C. stories and this one was no exception. I loved the story and Robert M. Clark did a great job with the narration. The different character voices were fairly recognizable and distinct from each other and he has a nice, husky timbre that made Cardeno C.'s already hot love scenes even steamier, which is a feat in itself. *fans self* 

For the most part, the narration was very enjoyable. There were a few parts that felt a bit flat and monotonous, but they didn't detract much from the quality of the audiobook. 

Story: 4.5 Stars!
Narration: 4 Stars!


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Cardeno C. - CC to friends - is a hopeless romantic who wants to add a lot of happiness and a few "awwws" into a reader's day. Writing is a nice break from real life as a corporate type and volunteer work with gay rights organizations. Cardeno's stories range from sweet to intense, contemporary to paranormal, long to short, but they always include strong relationships and walks into the happily-ever- after sunset.
Cardeno's Home, Family, and Mates series have received awards from Love Romances and More Golden Roses, Rainbow Awards, the Goodreads M/M Romance Group, and various reviewers. But even more special to CC are heartfelt reactions from readers, like, "You bring joy and love and make it part of the every day."



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  2. Thanks for the chance. Love Cardeno C's books!!

  3. Thanks for the post!

    I am currently listening to Golden Boy by Abigail Tarttelin.

  4. Thank you for the post. The last one I listened to was Chosen by Nicholas Bella.