Written by Caitlin Augusta on Monday, January 25, 2016
This month's “Tease” features audiobooks from superstar authors. Yes, the author’s name alone attracts listeners, but add in gifted narrators like these, and you have a list that sells itself. There’s variety here, too, with different types of romances to please every listener.
Addictive: Kristen Ashley is a prolific hybrid author who was a Goodreads Best of 2015 nominee for another title of hers, ROCK STEADY. Narrator Stella Bloom rocks this ultra-steamy contemporary, DEACON.
Intriguing: Warm, witty Lisa Kleypas thrilled her devotees with this long awaited historical. Narrator Mary Jane Wells delights in the mischievous characters romping through COLD-HEARTED RAKE.
Heartwarming: A beloved household name, contemporary, inspirational author Debbie Macomber has matching cookbooks, knitting patterns, and made-for-TV movies in her publishing empire. One of her latest is SILVER LININGS.
Committed: Brenda Jackson has written more than 100 novels, including her famous Westmoreland series, which includes BREAKING BAILEY'S RULES. Narrator Sean Crisden handles her extensive family character sets with aplomb.
Magical: Christine Feehan is arguably queen of the paranormal. Her Dark series sports a deeply invested fandom. The combination of narrators for DARK GHOST is a genius of opposites.
Heated: Despite writing in multiple subgenres, Maya Banks may not have hit your radar yet, although DARKEST BEFORE DAWN had prime placement in local bookstores, a sure sign of Banks’s rising fame.
However romance speaks to you, be sure to press play on one of these audiobooks. I don’t envy your difficult decision--follow your heart, and listen to them all.--Caitlin Augusta