Tease: The Consequence of Seduction

Situational humor is an art form in this romance audiobook.

High-quality merriment meets millennial romance, and narrators Amy McFadden and Nick Podehl rise to the challenge of Rachel Van Dyken’s outlandish romantic romp.

The Consequence of Seduction
THE CONSEQUENCE OF SEDUCTION
by Rachel Van Dyken, read by Amy McFadden and Nick Podehl
Brilliance Audio
AudioFile Earphones Award

While Reid and Jordan pretend romance for a publicity stunt, Reid’s certifiably insane family tortures him with bad advice and yes, yodeling. McFadden and Podehl must have shrugged and said – if you can’t beat ’em, join ’em – because they show complete narrative buy-in to the mayhem. They egg each other on with silly delivery and random off-key singing. In a word: magical.

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I’m officially adding this narrative combo to my “must enjoy as an audiobook” list. Add your Must Have the Audio selections in the comments below.

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Tease: December New Releases

Get cozy with these upcoming romances

December 6th, 2016

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ISLAND OF GLASS
Nora Roberts, read by Saskia Maarleveld
Brilliance Audio

CAN’T STOP LOVING YOU
Miranda Llasson, read by Amy McFadden
Brilliance Audio

THE HERO
Donna Grant, read by Rebecca Mitchell
Tantor Audio

BAD BOY
Elliot Wake, read by Randal Marsh
Simon & Schuster Audio

NOTHING LESS
Anna Todd, read by Elizabeth Louise & Jason Carpenter
Simon & Schuster Audio

BLOOD VOW
JR Ward, read by Jim Frangione
Random House Audio

December 13th, 2016

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MARRIED AT MIDNIGHT
Gerri Russell, read by Natalie Eaton
Brilliance Audio

FORCE OF TEMPTATION
Suzanne Wright, read by Jill Redfield
Brilliance Audio

BEARLY IN CONTROL
Milly Taiden, read by Lauren Sweet
Brilliance Audio

December 20th, 2016

MELT
Helen Hardt, read by Teri Clark Linden & Alexander Cendese
Brilliance Audio

THE TROUBLE WITH DUKES
Grace Burrowes, read by James Langton
Hachette Audio

December 27, 2016

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WYOMING BRAVE
Diana Palmer, read by Todd McLaren
Brilliance Audio

DIVINE DESIRE
Audrey Carlan, read by Joe Arden & Carmen Vine
Brilliance Audio

CRASH AND BURN
Fern Michaels, read by Laural Merlington
Brilliance Audio

LADY CLAIRE IS ALL THAT
Maya Rodale, read by Saskia Maarleveld
HarperAudio

WILD WICKED SCOT
Julia London, read by Derek Perkins
Harlequin Audio

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Tease: Guilty Pleasures

Narrator Dylan Ford carefully matches the author’s international cast of characters. A narrator’s work is never done!

Travel the exclusive circuit of international mixed martial arts fighting in Deborah Fletcher Mello’s series opener, GUILTY PLEASURES.

Guilty PleasuresGUILTY PLEASURES: Bad Boys of Boulder, Book 1
Deborah Fletcher Mello, r
ead by Dylan Ford
Recorded Books

Narrator Dylan Ford evokes the competitive gym culture that Alexander and his brother Zachary dominate. Alexander’s love interest, Sarai, is a strong female character whose sense of humor emerges in the audiobook. Ford’s characterizations give Mello’s romance realistic grounding. Read my full review here!

Alexander’s brother has his own story in Mello’s recently released PERFECT PLEASURES, so stay tuned!

Caitlin is a librarian from Connecticut who enjoys great narrators and happy endings. She has been reviewing audiobooks for Audiofile Magazine since 2006, and she has had the privilege of judging numerous Audie Award categories since 2009. Her favorite authors are Jane Austen, Georgette Heyer, and whatever she's listening to right now!

Tease: Do You Want to Start a Scandal?

Get to know the Spindle Cove series

I’m not sure if I want to start a scandal, but after listening to Dare’s latest, DO YOU WANT TO START A SCANDAL, I’m feeling the urge to go full-on backlist and listen to the entire Spindle Cove series from the beginning, thanks to narrator Carmen Rose. She strikes the right balance of aristocratic British courtship and a heroine with some more modern ideas of marriage as a partnership. Sneaky humor kept it from being formulaic — now I want to meet Dare’s other heroines!

Do You Want To Start A ScandalDO YOU WANT TO START A SCANDAL
Tessa Dare, read by Carmen Rose
HarperAudio

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Caitlin is a librarian from Connecticut who enjoys great narrators and happy endings. She has been reviewing audiobooks for Audiofile Magazine since 2006, and she has had the privilege of judging numerous Audie Award categories since 2009. Her favorite authors are Jane Austen, Georgette Heyer, and whatever she's listening to right now!

Tease: November Hot Picks

This month’s hottest romance audiobooks go from sweet to steamy

This month’s picks go from sweet to steamy and include some of our favorite authors and narrators. Good luck choosing just one!

DragonmarkDRAGONMARK: Dark-Hunter, book 27
Sherrilyn Kenyon, read by Holter Graham
Brilliance Audio

Betrayal and passion mix when dragon Illarion and human Edilyn meet.

FrostlineFROST LINE
Linda Howard and Linda Jones, read by Abby Craden
Harper Audio

Conflicting magical missions make Lenna and Caine’s unwilling attraction deliciously complicated.

Learning To RideLEARNING TO RIDE
Erin Knightley, read by Courtney Patterson
Hachette Audio

Opposites attract as rodeo champ Tanner Callen falls for city slicker Madeline Harper.

Shadow RiderSHADOW RIDER
Christine Feehan, read by Jim Frangione
Recorded Books

Hunted by a murderer, Francesca seeks refuge and protection from the Ferraro crime family and their unusual abilities.

Sweet Little LiesSWEET LITTLE LIES: Heartbreaker Bay, Book 1
Jill Shalvis, read by Karen White
Harper Audio

Pru’s secrets may ruin her relationship with pub proprietor Finn O’Riley.

Twelve Days of ChristmasTWELVE DAYS OF CHRISTMAS
Debbie Macomber, read by Suzanne Elise Freeman
Random House Audio

Julia starts a Christmas blog chronicling her efforts to befriend her curmudgeonly neighbor, Cain.

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Caitlin is a librarian from Connecticut who enjoys great narrators and happy endings. She has been reviewing audiobooks for Audiofile Magazine since 2006, and she has had the privilege of judging numerous Audie Award categories since 2009. Her favorite authors are Jane Austen, Georgette Heyer, and whatever she's listening to right now!

Tease: The Chemist

Breathless romantic suspense from Stephenie Meyer

Okay, Twilight fans. She’s back. And there aren’t any vampires, but it doesn’t matter — narrator Ellen Archer will have your hair standing on end anyway. Archer introduces Stephenie Meyer’s unlikely couple: a woman who can get a man to do anything — using her lethal stash of chemicals — and the man who has the information she’d die to know. Further essential information: There’s a genius dog in the story. Need I say more?

The Chemist
THE CHEMIST

by Stephenie Meyer, read by Ellen Archer
Hachette Audio
Earphones Award Winner

If you have ever avoided pressing the play button for fear a favorite character won’t survive the chapter, THE CHEMIST is not going to be a comfortable listening experience. Ellen soon signals that Meyer’s characters are on borrowed time. Pack your go bag and enter Meyer’s breathless romantic suspense. Listen to a sound clip and read our full review here!

AudioFile goes Behind the Mic to hear from Ellen Archer about THE CHEMIST.

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Caitlin is a librarian from Connecticut who enjoys great narrators and happy endings. She has been reviewing audiobooks for Audiofile Magazine since 2006, and she has had the privilege of judging numerous Audie Award categories since 2009. Her favorite authors are Jane Austen, Georgette Heyer, and whatever she's listening to right now!

Tease: November New Releases

A ‘teaser’ of November’s upcoming romance audiobooks

November 1st, 2016:

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THE FIX UP
Kendall Ryan, read by Ava Erickson John Lange
Blackstone Audio

A SURE THING
Marie Harte, read by CJ Bloom
Tantor Media

I SEE YOU
Molly McAdams, read by Em Eldridge & Graham Halstead
Harper Audio

BODYGUARD
Jessica Linden, read by Erin Cottrell
Hachette Audio

DAZZLING
Elizabeth Hayley, read by Kristin Kalbli
Hachette Audio

WORTH THE RISK
Jamie Beck, read by Scott Merriman
Brilliance Audio

WHAT YOU DO TO ME
Barbara Longley, read by Terri Clark Linden
Brilliance Audio

November 8th, 2016:

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LEOPARD’S FURY
Christine Feehan, read by Jim Frangione
Recorded Books

ONE SNOWY NIGHT
Jill Shalvis, read by Karen White
Harper Audio

HOLD ME COWBOY
Maisey Yates, read by Lillian Thayer
Harlequin Audio

SUDDENLY DATING
Julia London, read by Cristina Panfilio
Brilliance Audio

TURBULENT DESIRES
Melody Anne, read by Terri Clark Linden
Brilliance Audio

November 15th, 2016:

HER HOPES AND DREAMS
Terri Osburn, read by Karen Peakes
Brilliance Audio

FILTHY RICH
Raine Miller, read by Jeremy York & Sienna Frances
Brilliance Audio

November 22nd, 2016:

ALL THE DEAD GIRLS
Rita Herron, read by Eric G. Dove
Brilliance Audio

November 29th, 2016:

Size Matters

THE VISCOUNT AND THE VIXEN
Lorraine Heath, read by Helen Lloyd
Harper Audio

SIZE MATTERS
Alison Bliss, read by Violet Strong
Hachette Audio


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Tease: Daughters of the Bride

Narrator Tanya Eby paints the humorous saga of three sisters preparing for their mother’s wedding.

It’s all about personality as Tanya Eby introduces the tribulations of sisters Courtney, Sienna, and Rachel in Susan Mallery’s DAUGHTERS OF THE BRIDE.

Daughters of the Bride

DAUGHTERS OF THE BRIDE
by Susan Mallery, read by Tanya Eby
Blackstone Audio

Susan Mallery’s story of the months leading up to Maggie’s wedding seems light and comedic at first, but as the wedding draws near, Courtney, Sienna, and Rachel face crises that have festered since their father’s death. Narrator Tanya Eby keys into a genuine reservoir of feeling that will have listeners thinking about their own family dynamic with new  candor. Humorous dialogue and personal reflections meld into a heartfelt, out of the ordinary story.

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Caitlin is a librarian from Connecticut who enjoys great narrators and happy endings. She has been reviewing audiobooks for Audiofile Magazine since 2006, and she has had the privilege of judging numerous Audie Award categories since 2009. Her favorite authors are Jane Austen, Georgette Heyer, and whatever she's listening to right now!

Tease: Career Advice in Romance Audiobooks

Looking for a new job? Listen to these career choices—they all come with love benefits!

For many of us, audiobooks make the journey to and from our jobs seem a little less stressful. But there’s no shortage of career development information to be found in romance audiobooks. This month you’ll be treated to a panoply of career choices embedded in some entertaining audiobooks. In $10,000,000 MARRIAGE PROPOSAL, Sarah Mollo-Christensen gets inside the heads of three successful career women who decide to compete to be a rich man’s wife.

$10,000,000 Marriage Proposal$10,000,000 MARRIAGE PROPOSAL
by James Patterson & Hilary Liftin, read by Sarah Mollo-Christensen
Hachette Audio/Blackstone Audio

Jim Frangione makes the history of sculpting carousel horses seem like the sexiest thing ever in his performance of DARK CAROUSEL. Narrator Shari Peele had me humming “signed, sealed, delivered” with the Post Office love affair in Zuri Day’s PACKING HEAT.

Packing HeatPACKING HEAT: A Blue-Collar Lover Novel
by Zuri Day, read by Shari Peele
Recorded Books

Lorna Bennett outlines the benefits of piracy in Lynsay Sands’s LADY PIRATE. Vanessa Johansson describes small-town police work in RaeAnne Thayne’s RIVERBEND ROAD.

Lady Pirate LADY PIRATE
by Lynsay Sands, read by Lorna Bennett
Harper Audio/Blackstone Audio

So whether you’re considering a career change or just want to take your mind off your own career, these romance audiobooks provide a peek at some intriguing ways to support yourself.

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Caitlin is a librarian from Connecticut who enjoys great narrators and happy endings. She has been reviewing audiobooks for Audiofile Magazine since 2006, and she has had the privilege of judging numerous Audie Award categories since 2009. Her favorite authors are Jane Austen, Georgette Heyer, and whatever she's listening to right now!

Tease: Dark Carousel

From the Queen of Paranormal Romance, Christine Feehan

AudioFile goes Behind the Mic with narrator Jim Frangione to hear about one of the challenges of his first performance of one of Christine Feehan’s Dark titles, DARK CAROUSEL.

“Feehan’s ancient Carpathian language was hard, but fun to do!”—Jim Frangione

Dark Carousel

DARK CAROUSEL
by Christine Feehan, read by Jim Frangione
Penguin Audio
Earphones Award Winner

Feehan’s long-running Dark series—DARK CAROUSEL is #29—gets a brilliant fresh voice. AudioFile’s reviewer calls Jim’s performance “dark and delicious,” and we hope he’ll stay in the world of the Carpathians. Listen to a sound clip and read our review HERE.

Jim Frangione

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Caitlin is a librarian from Connecticut who enjoys great narrators and happy endings. She has been reviewing audiobooks for Audiofile Magazine since 2006, and she has had the privilege of judging numerous Audie Award categories since 2009. Her favorite authors are Jane Austen, Georgette Heyer, and whatever she's listening to right now!