The Quest for the Immortal Walker by Katie Paterson

My latest audiobook is the final book in the Chronicles of Valonia by Katie Paterson, The Quest for the Immortal Walker.

The Master of Hades has waited centuries to fill the world with his evil, and now he has his chance, with his despicable sorceress and his heinous creatures of death. Only the Immortal Walker can stop this catastrophe, and it is Rachel and Gareth’s final quest to find him. But who is the Immortal Walker and where is he?

Faced with dangerous situations the twins have to battle on and solve the mystery, before the Master of Evil takes over. But can Rachel and Gareth do this, and will they be in time to save the world from the eternal fires of Hades and its Supreme Master of Darkness? The Quest for the Immortal Walker is the fourth and last of the Chronicles of Valonia series.

©2012 Katie Paterson (P)2013 Iambik Audio Inc.

Aerenden: The Child Returns by Kristen Taber

My latest audiobook has been released. Aerenden: The Child Returns by Kristen Taber. This is the first book in the Aerenden series.

Seventeen-year-old Meaghan has no idea her perfect life has been a lie – until she witnesses her parents’ brutal murders at the hands of red-eyed creatures.

After nearly sharing their fate, she escapes with her best friend, Nick, who tells her the creatures are called Mardroch. They come from another world, and so does she. Now that the Mardroch have found her, she must return to her homeland of Aerenden or face death.

Left with little choice, she follows Nick into a strange world both similar to Earth and drastically different. Vines have the ability to attack. Monkeys freeze their victims with a glare. Men create bombs from thin air. Even Meaghan’s newly discovered empath power turns into a danger she cannot control. However, control becomes the least of her worries once the Mardroch begin targeting her. When Nick confesses he knows the reason they want her, she learns the truth behind the kingdom’s fifteen-year civil war – a long-buried secret that could cost Meaghan her life.

©2012 Kristen Taber (P)2013 Kristen Taber

Asian-American Life Stories

For my latest audiobook, a bit of non-fiction, Asian-American Life Stories, a series of essays written by 11 young Asian-Americans, edited by Benjamin Choe.

Asian-American Life Stories is a very important audiobook for the study of Asian-Americans in the United States of America. This audiobook contains autobiographical writings by 11 young Asian-American leaders, who represent various segments of the Asian immigrant population in the United States. Many of the autobiographies, therefore, contain very valuable historical and sociological date for understanding the Asian experience in the United States.

This audiobook is ideal for use in the classroom at the high school and college levels, and can provide valuable points of reference for in-class discussions. Listeners will learn a lot about what it means to be an Asian in the United States. Furthermore, the real-life stories in this book are interesting as the young Asian-American leaders who share about their lives are very interesting, indeed. This book is edited by Benjamin Choe, whose grandmother served in the Korean government, as one of the most influential women in South Korea.

©2012 The Hermit Kingdom Press (P)2013 The Hermit Kingdom Press

A Charming Cure

My latest audiobook: A Charming Cure (Magical Cures Mystery #2) by Tonya Kappes.

Bubble…bubble… Psychic June Heal’s homeopathic cure shop, A Charming Cure, is the most popular shop in the unusual little town of Whispering Falls, Kentucky.

Cures and trouble… June is about to learn she has more than psychic abilities when she attends Hidden Hall, a spiritualist university, leaving her shop in the hands of handsome sheriff Oscar Park. Hidden Hall has an internal war between the Good-Siders and the Dark-Siders, putting June in the middle.

Magic Stirs… Hidden Hall is riddled with every type of spiritualist. Magic is lurking around every corner, even black-magic. Unfortunately, the Ultimate Spell gets into the wrong hands. But it is only discovered after a few spiritualists go missing or end up poisoned to death.

And Trouble Doubles… Madam Torres, June’s crystal ball, reveals that A Charming Cure is in shambles along with the rest of Whispering Falls. Will June figure out who has the Ultimate Spell and stop them before they destroy the entire spiritualist community?

©2012 Tonya Kappes (P)2013 Tonya Kappes

Dark Music

My latest audiobook: Dark Music by Janis Susan May.

A blizzard, romance writers and murder. Elizabeth MacAllister thought she had more to deal with than she could handle. Then Jared Granville showed up and Elizabeth knew her past had returned to haunt her. She couldn’t run away any longer. Not even to save her own life.
©2006 – 2012 Janis Susan May (P)2013 Vinspire Publishing

Brewed, Crude and Tattooed

My latest audiobook: Brewed, Crude and Tattooed (A Maggy Thorsen Mystery) by Sandra Balzo.

It’s May 1st and in Wisconsin that means the daffodils and hyacinths are poking up their heads. Unfortunately, it also means they may freeze their little buds off.
The Perfect Spring Storm arrives without warning or so it seems to Maggy Thorsen, co-owner of the Brookhills coffeehouse Uncommon Grounds. Trapped by the storm which cuts off electricity and downs phone lines, Maggy ventures into the service corridor that connects Uncommon Grounds to the rest of the mall, looking for sustenance beyond espresso and pastries.
What she finds instead is the body of Way Benson, local developer and owner of the mall. Maggy’s discovery unearths other refugees of the storm and it seems that more than one of these people has a motive for killing the arrogant Way. Cut off by the snow, Maggy has to be content to leave Way to become a corpse-sicle until she can get hold of her main squeeze, County Sheriff Jake Pavlik. Content, that is, until another member of their intrepid little group is killed and the coffee – sans electricity – gets even colder than the bodies.
©2009 Sandra Balzo (P)2013 Sandra Balzo

The Godhead Machine

My latest finished audiobook: The Godhead Machine (Digital Sea #2) by Thomas K. Carpenter.

“An old enemy seizes control of the newly expanded Wiki-religion to create a new world order. To stop him, Zel must join forces with a mega-celebrity doing penance and an orphan girl out for revenge. However, mired on a thawing city in Greenland, she cannot just use her considerable powers to bend reality and fix the problem. Instead, she must turn her greatest weakness – understanding people – into a strength or doom the planet to endless religious war.”