review/Blood Witness by David Hitt
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Title: Blood Witness
Author: David Hitt
Narrator: David Hitt
Categories: Dark Fantasy, Horror, Drama,
Over All Rating: Good
Audio Rating: Good
Narrative Rating: Good
Un/Finished: Finished
Teaser: Catherine is a 1500 year old vampire. (She’s really 1800 but she lies about her age.) Chris is a high school senior. She is a blood sucking creature of the night. He is a Jehovah’s Witness. Together they uncover a danger that threatens the existence of every vampire, and the only solution is to break the One Law that binds them all.

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review/Taken Liberty - A Tale from the Arbiter Chronicles by Steven H. Wilson
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Title: Taken Liberty - A Tale from the Arbiter Chronicles
Author: Steven H. Wilson
Narrator: Steven H. Wilson
Link: In Print
Categories: Scifi, drama, adventure, romance
Over All Rating: 4
Audio Rating: 5
Narrative Rating: 4.5
Un/Finished: Audio unfinished
Teaser: AER'LA ONLY WANTED TO BE FREE The Confederated Worlds are unparalleled as a society of free people, yet, somehow, slavery still manages to exist. Aer'La, a non-human, was bred to serve as a pleasure slave. Years ago, she escaped her masters and masqueraded as a human, joining the Confederate Navy, where she worked her way up to ship's Bos'n under the heroic Captain Jan Atal. Now, Aer'La's secret has been discovered by Atal's superiors, the media, and the world at large. Branded a sociopath, she learns that even a free society isn't willing to grant freedom - or justice - to all.

A Bit From Me:Taken Liberty is a story about friendship and doing what's right, about the connections between people and society. The book starts out with the tale of Aer'la, and where she came from. A sad emotional story of slavery, sex and degradation. However, Aer'la escaped to freedom she found friends and a place away from all that. As the story progresses the obvious happens Aer'la is found out and Taken liberty progresses down the path of what happens from there.

The story is well written and well read, though it relies too heavily on cliches of people and science fiction. Characters stereotypes abound; from Aer'la's ample physicality, a race bred for sex, the heroic captain who is bound to do what he sees is right despite law and orders, the evil doctor who is both wrong and right, the telephath, the cocky young Terren and the beautiful but rough captains daughter, etc. However, it is the type of book where you rather expect that and the author does a good job of reading/narrating the book.

So if you're looking for some fun Scifi, adventure this is a good story to listen to. *poofs out*

review/Toothless by
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Toothless
Author: J. P. Moore
Narrator: J. P. Moore
Link: DeviantArt
Categories: horror, action, adventure, historical, fantasy
Over All Rating: Good
Audio Rating: Good
Narrative Rating: Good
Un/Finished: Finished
Teaser: France, 1180 AD: an ancient evil is on the march. The Black Yew leads an army of demons through Europe, laying waste with a devastating plague and destroying the relics of Christendom. After losing his wife and daughter, a failed Templar rejoins his comrades in the crusade against the Yew's army. But the dice are cast against the living, and the Black Yew's demons slay him, impressing his reanimated corpse into their ranks. He is gifted. He shows great promise as a servant to the Yew. But life is not yet done with him.

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Forever Fifteen by Kimberly Steele
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Forever Fifteen
By: Kimberly Steele
Narrator: Kimberly Steele
Link: In Print
Categories: horror, romance, fantasy, historical, adult
Over All Rating: Good
Audio Rating: Decent
Narrative Rating: Good
Un/Finished: Finished
Teaser: Lucy Albert is not your ordinary maladjusted suburban adolescent. Born in the time of the Black Plague in medieval Italy, Lucy is chosen as a mate by the vampire Sebastianus against her will. Struggling to survive in a world she cannot identify with, Lucy isn't looking for attention, especially not from hormonally anxious high school boys. But even a vampire can't help feeling tempted sometimes. Enter John Diedermayer, an overachieving seventeen year old boy with a future as bright as his academic record. How can she run away from what seems so normal, so natural?
Welcome to Forever Fifteen, a vampire story that imagines it as it truly could be. Lucy does not wear dark sunglasses or a trench coat. She is not cool. She is not a modern emancipated woman, but instead a person who feels like the leftovers from another age, just trying to get by.


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Review/City of Masks by
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Alright, sorry life seemed to have happened en-mass in the last few months. Let's see if I can actually make this work now. :)

Title: City Of Masks
Author: Mike Reeves-McMillan
Narrator: Mike Reeves-McMillan
Link: City of Masks BlogSpot
Categories: Fantasy, Mystery, Sci-fi, Adventure
Over All Rating: 4.5
Audio Rating: 4.5
Narrative Rating: 4
Un/Finished: Unfinished
Teaser: City of Masks is a swashbuckling adventure in a setting reminiscent of Shakespeare's Italy (complete with twins).
In the city-state of Bonvidaeo, by custom and law everyone must wear a mask and act in character with it, or face civil, social and religious penalties.
Gregorius Bass is sent to Bonvidaeo as the Envoy of Calaria, primarily to get him out from underfoot. Masked as the Innocent Man, and in the company of his radical young Bonvidaoan servant, Bass stumbles into mystery, intrigue, heresy and murder.


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Children of Rhatlan by Jonathan Fesmire
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Title: Children of Rhatlan
Author: Jonathan Fesmire
Narrator: Jonathan Fesmire
Link: Book Form
Categories: scifi, adventure, drama, romance
Over All Rating: 4
Audio Rating: 4
Narrative Rating: 3.5
Un/Finished: Finsihed
Teaser: Garum and Vayin are “duals,” twins trapped in each other’s minds and bodies, sharing one life. When a deranged wizard hunts them, whom can they turn to? Their mentor? The city guard Vayin loves? The Wizards’ Guild? In a world that hates duals, anyone could be their enemy, and one misstep could get them killed.

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review/Tamshi's Imp by Jonathan Fesmire
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Title: Tamshi's Imp
Author: Jonathan Fesmire
Narrator: Jonathan Fesmire
Link: In Print
Categories: Fantasy, Adventure
Over All Rating: 3 out of 5
Audio Rating: 4.5 out of 5
Narrative Rating: 4.5 out of 5
Un/Finished: Finished
Teaser: Tamshi Telardian just had an epiphany. She now realizes that her memories are gone, and she has been serving an arch-demon bent on destroying the true gods. Further, her ice imp familiar has vanished in the confusion. How can a simple sorceress stop an entire cult, let alone an ancient demon lord?

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Banners and Linking
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Alright, still trying to get things together. Having issues with making the banner, which I shall not go into. Aside from lots of failed attempts and I still don't like the current answer. But for now it will work because I would like to get things going and photoshop currently hates me. So yeah. Banners for linking under the cut and a few little other things:

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Well anyway, it's something for now. I'm going to have to try and re do them again in the future. Because looking at them again I still really don't like any of them. See if I can't work it out on paper instead of doing it all on the computer. Alright I'm off to work, see if I can't get back to posting reviews, the actual reason for this community. Get there soon. :)

review/Chasing the Bard by Phillipa Ballantine
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Title: Chasing the Bard
Author: Phillipa Ballantine
Link: http://www.pjballantine.com/writing/chasing-the-bard/
Categories: Fiction, Fantasy, Novel, Romance, Adventure
Warnings: Contains Adult, themes and issues
Over All Rating: 5 of 5
Audio Rating: 4.75 of 5
Narrative Rating: 5 of 5
Un/Finished: Finished
Teaser: He is born into the human world with a gift; a gift that brings him to the attention of powers both dark and light from the World of the Fey. Sive, the goddess of battle, hopes that he may be able to change the fate of her people.

The Fey are dying, killed by something beyond the boundaries of worlds, and Sive will do anything to save them. So she enlists the help of her trickster cousin Puck to guard the child, and watch him grow into his gift. But a dark power imprisoned by human and Fey, plots to destroy both worlds, and unmake all that they have created.

Can one boy stop the destruction, even if he is William Shakespeare?


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Posting a Request
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So part of my reason for starting this community is to help people find the good stuff. I know that we're all busy and sometimes it's easier to ask for other peoples opinion. We don't always have time to try listening to all the podcasts that we want to. So this is where you can ask if other people have listened to a podcast that you may be eying but haven't had a chance to try out yet.

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If you choose to take care of someone's request, either form your reply in the form of a review or in a response to the original post. If any of this doesn't make sense please let me know by posting or email (krazysidhe@gmail.com). So thanks for your time.

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