Silverton Audio Presents
🎧   Strain of Resistance by Michelle Bryan

🎧 Strain of Resistance by Michelle Bryan

May 21, 2019

Strain of Resistance

A preview and sample hosted by Addison Barnes.

This week our audiobook is a thrilling science-fiction adventure. Strain of Resistance is the first novel in author Michelle Bryan’s new and exciting Bixby series, and is narrated by the Audio Sorceress, Marnye Young.

About the story: 

Bixby was twelve years old when extraterrestrial parasites invaded Earth and ended the world as we know it, slaughtering humanity and taking possession of its bodies. Now she’s 18 and part of a group that searches for survivors while destroying the invaders. While searching for a missing group member, Bixby discovers the unimaginable:

The invaders are evolving.

They can talk. 

They’re organized.

And they’re just getting started.

Reviews:

Red City Review gives Strain of Resistance 5 stars and writes:

With likable characters, uncertain futures, and a desire to know what happens next, the novel is easily finished in a day, and skipping work is highly recommended. With more books in the series, readers are sure not to be disappointed with Bix's journey. 

Rabia Tanveer for Readers' Favorite also gives Strain of Resistance 5 stars and writes:

What a protagonist! Bixby is strong, resilient, and something out of this world, but still extremely relatable. The characters are gritty and raw, as they should be, and this just makes them that much more believable. The environment was ideal for the world she created. The novel was thrilling, satisfying, and made me beg for the sequel! Simply amazing.

Amazon and GoodReads critics are also loving Strain of Resistance, singing its praises and consistently awarding five stars!

About the author:

Michelle Bryan is a USA Today bestselling author. She resides in Nova Scotia, Canada with her three favorite guys; her hubby, son, and fur baby, Garbage. She is a huge fan of The Walking Dead and Game of Thrones, and never misses an episode. She also believes every day should consist of reading, writing, chocolate, and coffee - not necessarily in that order. She is the author of the New Bloods Trilogy and the Bixby series.

Michelle Bryan

You can find out more about her books by visiting her website at http://www.michellebryanauthor.com/ or follow her on Goodreads or Facebook. She would love to hear from her readers, so feel free to leave comments and ask questions.

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🎧 Sins of Our Mothers: Skeletons in Our Closets - A Chat with the Author

🎧 Sins of Our Mothers: Skeletons in Our Closets - A Chat with the Author

May 14, 2019

Sins of Our Mothers: Skeletons in Our Closets

A Chat with the Author

Host Marnye Young talks to the author of Sins of Our Mothers: Skeletons in Our Closets, discussing the true story of how Shana Dines survived a childhood of mental, emotional, and sexual abuse at the hands of her mother.

From the author: People have a hard time believing that women - especially mothers who are supposed to protect their children - can be molesters and pedophiles, but Shana Dines's mother was one. She shares not only the story of her own recovery, exposing the sins of the mothers in her family, but also helps other victims see that they are not alone. They can recover and have healthy, reasonably happy lives and help others in their journeys to wholeness.

About the author: Shana Dines is an Indiana native. She lives with her husband Michael and is the mother of five adult children. She is a grandmother, great-grandmother, and the mother-rescuer of a Boston Terrier named Abby (who has stolen her mom and dad's hearts). She illustrated Mimi's Tales written by Suzie Raffensperger. She started writing online for many online writing sites, which inspired her to write American Ghost Stories, published in 2013. 

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Sins of Our Mothers: Skeletons in Our Closets 

(unavailable in audiobook format)

 

🎧 Twisted Faith

🎧 Twisted Faith

May 7, 2019

Twisted Faith

A preview and sample hosted by Addison Barnes.

This week our audiobook is Twisted Faith, a Christian YA novel and the second book in The Faith series featuring the character of Pastor David Owens. It’s written by Victoria Schwimley with Jessica Morrison and read by Kelly Mack and Connor Goff. 
 
About the story: 

Abby is a high school junior who finds herself pregnant. When her overbearing parents and their extremist church discover the pregnancy, there are devastating consequences. On the brink of suicide, and threatening to take her infant daughter with her, Abby reaches out to a stranger: struggling pastor David Owens. David, who had been grumbling about his new position and questioning why God had sent him to this small coastal town, now thinks he knows exactly why: he’s meant to save this girl’s life.

Reviews:
Amazon critic BookBelle says: Outstanding! I started this audiobook late in the evening and spoiled my next day by listening through the night. Twisted Faithimmediately held my attention, but more importantly truly brought tears to my eyes and made me feel emotions such as love and anger that just aren't typical responses to a book.

Boundless Book Reviews writes: I was hooked from the first chapter. I found it extremely hard to stop, and I recommend Twisted Faith to all readers. I should also let you know my 12-year-old listened with me and couldn’t wait to get back to it until we were finished. I listened to the audiobook and felt Kelly and Conner did an excellent job; even better than I could have done. Both voices were perfect for their characters. I loved this book and rated it with five stars. 
 
GoodReads member Lynn Z describes her reaction to Twisted FaithI received this audiobook free for an honest review. Am I ever glad I asked for it. There are no words to describe how wonderful this book is. I began to listen and couldn't stop. Twisted Faith is written very well and the authors did an excellent job with the story. I admit I had happy tears at the end. This is just such a feel-good book. Even with all the turmoil within the story. The narrators did an incredible job with the story. They brought the characters to life and made the story that much more enjoyable. What an awesome and life-enriching story. Such an eye opener when I know there are people out there just like Abby's family, not to mention the wonderful, forgiving, loving family in the church. Thanks so much for giving us listeners such an incredible story.

About the author:
Victoria Schwimley was born in Jamestown, New York, and now resides in Sacramento, California, with her husband, children, and grandchildren. She grew up reading, waiting anxiously for the next good book to be placed in her hands. It was only natural she would turn to writing as a hobby and later a career. She has been writing since childhood, always looking for the next story to tell. Writing is as natural a part of life for her as breathing. She loves getting to know her characters and bringing them to life. She is in as much anticipation about the ending of a story as she hopes her readers are.

Email info@silvertonaudio.comif you would like to contact us or if
you would like us to forward your comments to the author or narrator.

Lynn McLaughlin  

 

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🎧 Audiobook Podcast: El Pecador by Author M. Robinson

🎧 Audiobook Podcast: El Pecador by Author M. Robinson

April 30, 2019

El Pecador

A preview and sample of the audiobook
written by M. Robinson - 
Host Addison Barnes

El Pecador is the sequel to El Santo. In book 1, El Santo, 18-year old Damien Montero is the son of a dangerous man who is part of a Cuban regime. Forced to follow in his father’s footsteps, Damien becomes the protector of 9-year old Amira after his involvement in the brutal murder of her family. Amira grows up hidden from the regime with Damien sheltering her, keeping her at arm’s length while sending a hopeful girl mixed signals about a love that could never be.

El Pecador, begins years after the shocking and devastating ending of El Santo. Damien is a man who has done it all and seen it all with nothing left to lose, having left behind the only piece of him that mattered—his Muñeca—his heart. Years have passed . . . and in walks a vision he thought he would never see again, forcing him to confront all he has lost. Their reunion is explosive, exquisite heat. And now that Amira is back, there is no way in hell he will ever let her go, no matter what the price. With danger snapping at their backs and the truth always a step away, what follows is an unraveling of events that leave the reader breathless as corruption, greed, and revenge work to rip apart their forbidden love forever. Told from dual point of views, El Pecador is a road to redemption and reunion that is a perfect blend of intrigue, suspense and angst, drenched in sensuality.

Reviews:

According to USA Today:

A visceral, dynamic and cinematic sequel, El Pecador fires on all cylinders from the get-go. 

The Chatterbox Book Blog critic writes on Goodreads:

El Pecador is the highly anticipated conclusion to El Santo, and if you thought that things couldn’t get any worse, you're in for a rude awakening. I’m so emotionally exhausted right now, I honestly don’t even know what to do with myself. If you’re looking for a dangerous and sexy forbidden romance, then this series is for you. 

Romance critic and blogger Stephanie, says:

Once again. M. Robinson has blown my mind. El Pecador is amazing. It will shock you, rip your heart out, and rock you to your very core. I was losing my mind! It’s an action-packed thrill ride from beginning to end, and a soul-searching love story you have to experience on your own. This is a must read right along with El Santo. (Don’t forget you have to read it first.)

GoodReads member Lily Garcia describes her reaction to El Pecador:

Words can’t express how I am feeling right now. I just finished reading one of my top favorites of 2018! My heart is so full of emotions at the moment! I mean, how do you move on from one of M. Robinson’s best series yet? I can’t and I won’t- at least not for a while. She has blown my mind once again with this amazing conclusion! I don’t know how she can top this book! It was EVERYTHING and so much more! Just when I thought I knew how the story would go, M would blindside me with all her twists. 

Shellfish Bookscritic Michelle Chambers writes:

This book has wreaked havoc on my soul since the beginning. The ups and downs of it. By far, my favorite book. You can feel all their love. All their pain. All of it. The angst. The suspense. The hatred. The love. The heartbreak. Every ounce of it drips from the words M Robinson has written. We knew Damien wasn't going to be easy. We knew it was going to be better than the others before it. That's the beauty of her words. Each book sets the bar so high for the next one. I seriously can't think of another person who writes the way she does, or who puts so much of themselves in every book. I know it's hard on her, all the voices in her head. I don't know how she does it. She blows my mind. Every. Time.

About the author:

M. Robinson is the USA Today bestselling author of the Good Ol' Boys stand-alone series, the VIP TrilogyTempting Bad, and Two Sides. Nicknamed “The Queen of Angst”, Robinson never fails to deliver 5-star action-packed, emotionally charged, sexy, gut-wrenching action that leaves her readers exhilarated and spent.       

El Pecador   Author M. Robinson
  Author M. Robinson

 

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Steering Through It - A Chat with the Author and narrator

Steering Through It - A Chat with the Author and narrator

April 16, 2019

Steering Through It

A Chat with the Author and Narrator

Host Gwyn Olson talks the author and narrator of Steering Through It, discussing the true story of Lynn McLaughlin's life-threatening illness and the reactions from her sisters, daughters, and father.

From the author: A life-threatening illness crushes the world around you and around those you love. How do we cope with diagnosis physically, emotionally, and spiritually? How do we move on? What are the most helpful ways to support others in crisis? In the end, what does it all mean?

The author shares her most personal thoughts, fears, and triumphs over the most challenging year of her life. The voices of friends and family members ring true and move the listener to a powerfully emotional and honest reflection of one's own beliefs and life's purpose.

About the Author: Lynn McLaughlin is a Canadian educator who has spent her life devoted to ensuring each of us meets our full potential. She began journaling the day she received a life-threatening diagnosis. Grateful for an amazing support network, she is now passionate about sharing her journey of fear and survival.

 

Lynn McLaughlin

The Library: Where Life Checks Out

The Library: Where Life Checks Out

April 9, 2019

The Library: Where Life Checks Out

A preview and sample of the audiobook
written by Carmen DeSousa - 
Host Addison Barnes

 

About the book: 

In 1934, the body of a beautiful but poor young woman was found alongside a riverbank near The Depot. Beaten to a pulp, only recognizable by a tattoo on her ankle, and yet, days after the discovery, the story all but disappears.   

Eighty years later, locals claim The Depot is haunted. But in all the years homicide detective Mark Waters has visited the historic 1800s train station turned restaurant, he's never seen proof. Until now.  

As he sifts through evidence of a supposed suicide by train, he learns a murder that took place 80 years ago may directly affect his case.   

Six months after the strange occurrences at The Depot, there's another murder. This time, The Library holds secrets of several murders, and the dead won't rest until the murderer checks out, too.  

 

Reviews:

Past and present on a collision course! Based on a real-life ghost story of a haunted library, Carmen DeSousa unveils the mystery of the haunting with a compelling tale of murder, betrayal and resolution. Can those with unfinished business from the past reach out from the other side and influence a current situation that will help them find peace? Detective Mark Waters is about to find out just how far that can go. Great story. A leisurely read with lots of emotional content. You get The Depot as a bonus leading up to The Library. ~ Sandy Penny on Amazon.com

What a read! Really enjoyed this great mystery. I needed something light to read and decided to read The Depot and The Library: Where life checks out. Was not disappointed at all. This was a great story and yet not overwhelming. Just enough twist and turns to give it the right amount of mystery, but not make it to where you get blindsided with something that came out if left field and doesn't make any sense. Everything fell right in place perfectly. Didn't take long to realize who Jay actually was. Loved every minute of this. ~ Margaret Williams on Amazon.com

Enjoyed! Carmen does a wonderful job with this book! A ghost mystery with twists and turns will leave you begging for the next one! Enjoyed reading this book and cannot wait for the next one! ~ Texas Rose on Amazon.com

 

The Library   Carmen DeSousa
  Carmen DeSousa

 

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Stolen Words: The High Tower Series

Stolen Words: The High Tower Series

April 2, 2019

Stolen Words: The High Tower Series

A preview and sample of the audiobook
written by India Caedmon - 
Host Addison Barnes

 

About the book: 

It was supposed to be one letter. One time...

Cassidy Thatcher has just been fired. In an attempt to salvage her life, she flees to New York City to rebuild her career. Desperate for hope, she passes her time writing love letters to her fiance in the US Navy, but the Big Apple has other plans.

Grayson Daniels has a brilliant mind but is not so brilliant when it comes to relationships. After being asked to assist the Navy with nuclear research, he finds himself aboard an aircraft carrier where he accidentally intercepts a letter not meant for him. Cassidy's words enthrall him... But what started as an innocent fascination soon becomes an uncontrollable desire.

When Grayson learns of Cassidy's financial problems, he manipulates matters into his own hands. And when Cassidy's relationship with her fiance begins to crumble, Grayson is there to pick up the pieces, reminding her that love doesn't always have to be a sacrifice.

His secret isn't safe for long. Can a foundation be reconstructed on stolen words? Or will Cassidy mark their romance return to sender?

 

Reviews:

 

India Caedmon's enchanting prose provides an edge-of-your-seat love story. Stolen Words offers the perfect ingredients for an exceptional romance novel ―multi-dimensional protagonists, undeniable sexual tension and riveting plot twists. India Caedmon's enchanting prose provides an edge-of-your-seat love story. I truly enjoyed the interplay between Grayson Daniels and Miss Cassidy Thatcher. Daniels is handsome, brilliant, and delightfully clueless in the relationship department. Thatcher is smart, sassy, and eager to discover her unique voice. They are a match made in heaven. I’m waiting in greedy anticipation for the next book in the series!

The mind-blowing content! I've yet to decide a worthy description of how amazing this book is. With a clever plot and amazing character build, this book would not leave my hands. Those that will read this book will more than likely read it again just to fall in love with the characters all over again (except kyle). This is a book that proves that the nice guy wins. A scenario that most men believe doesn't happen. I can't wait for the next one.

Great read! Overall this was a really great read! I'm intrigued for the next book! 

 

Stolen Words   India Caedmon
  India Caedmon

 

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Redeeming Lottie: The Billingsley Series

Redeeming Lottie: The Billingsley Series

March 26, 2019

Redeeming Lottie: The Billingsley Series

A preview and sample of the audiobook
written by Melisssa Ellen - 
Host Addison Barnes

 

About the book: 

Things I never planned on happening in my life: getting married, being a mother to a house full of kids, and returning to my small hometown in Texas.

I especially never planned on seeing Tucker Monroe again. Sexy smile. Country charm. A man and a life I left behind for a reason. 

The only plan I had for myself was my career. My career as a buyer for one of the largest high-end department stores was the only commitment for which I had time. The only one I was willing to make. 

Now, being left with no choice but to return to my hometown, I'm finding it hard to remember why I left in the first place. Because all that's on my mind is Tucker. He is just as sexy. Just as charming. Just as dangerous as he used to be...

 

Reviews:

A great story about finding yourself and coming home! A great read about learning to love. My favorite takeaway: "... a person needs to know whether they succeed or fail, the worst thing to do would be to never try. The feeling of regret is worse than the feeling of failure. There’s the opportunity for growth and recovery with failure. There’s nothing to gain from regret.”

Wow, this book will have you laughing and crying! Lottie is an independent successful woman. She returns home after her mother passes away. She has been gone for 12 years and left some unfinished business between her and her high school boyfriend! Tucker has never stopped loving Lottie, but she broke his heart when she left without telling him. Can they find their way back to each other? Or will her insecurities ruin her chances at a happily ever after?

 

Fantastic fun emotional second chance! A fantastic well-written second chance romance that was entertaining and emotional. This engaging smooth flowing storyline included loss, betrayal, stubbornness, secrets, bullying, regrets, and lots of love. The characters were realistic, interesting and had lots of hot chemistry. I enjoyed their banter and was on the edge of my seat during their heartfelt journey towards a HEA, then the storyline twists as others interfere. I honestly and voluntarily recommend and am reviewing this ARC.

 

Redeeming Lottie   Melissa Ellen
  Melissa Ellen

 

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Destined - A Novel of the Tarot

Destined - A Novel of the Tarot

March 19, 2019

Destined: A Novel of the Tarot

A preview and sample of the audiobook
written by Gail Cleare - 
Host Addison Barnes

 

About the book: 

Follow Emily's journey to self-discovery, community, spirit, and love. A contemporary magic-realism romance. 

This is the year Emily Ross takes control of her destiny and learns to deliberately shape the future. Emily has always known she is different. She attracts spirits, has prophetic dreams and can sense people's thoughts. Longing to fit in, she hides her true self. But this changes when she takes a job at the fabulous curio shop owned by Henry Paradis, an occult scholar who becomes her spiritual mentor. Recognizing her talents as the valuable gifts they are, Henry teaches Emily to accept her magical nature and "look forward." Emily chooses the path to light. She finds lifelong friends, falls in love, learns the power of desire and intention, faces her worst fears and is swept toward awakening.
 

Reviews:

A wonderful story of destiny! Gail weaves a tarot card into each chapter in this lovely story of love, understanding and a spiritual path. It is not about the occult as some may associate with tarot. Do you believe in a predestined spiritual path? Read this intriguing story that is interesting from the first page. I am thoroughly enjoying it so far. I highly recommend this book. Leaves me feeling hopeful and delighted.

 

I thoroughly enjoyed this book! This is my 1st book by the author. It won't be the last!! I was able to escape into the story!

 

This has become my favorite tarot novel! I've got to say, my first take on Destined was that it was too good to be true. Everyone was either nice from the get-go or someone who would obviously come around as I followed the sunshiny plot.

But I read the book all the way through in a couple of hours because I loved the characters and couldn't put it down. And by now it's not only my favorite tarot novel, it's got pages coming out from rereading and I could really use a new copy! The tarot chapter headings work well and the tarot readings within the book are spot on. Very believable. 

 

Destined - A Novel of the Tarot   Gail Cleare
  Gail Cleare

 

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The Camel’s Back: A Nick Lawrence Novel

The Camel’s Back: A Nick Lawrence Novel

March 12, 2019

The Camel's Back:
A Nick Lawrence Novel

Host Marnye Young (The Audio Sorceress) interviews Brian Christopher Shea,  the author of "The Nick Lawrence Series", and Conner Goff, the narrator of "The Camel's Back"

 

About the book: Three people, each at their own breaking point, collide. The resulting impact will forever change their lives… if they can manage to survive it.

Declan Enright, a former police officer recently fired over a controversial shooting, has reached a breaking point in his life. Confronted with insurmountable financial burdens in the wake of his termination, Declan makes a desperate move to stabilize his situation for the benefit of his wife and three young daughters. Tapping into his ingrained skill set, forged during his time as an operator in the Navy’s most elite special operations unit, Declan crosses over the line of right and wrong, discovering that nothing is black and white. All while maintaining the balance of family and the needs of his non-communicative, three-year-old autistic daughter, Laney.

Nicholas Lawrence, an accomplished investigator with the FBI, voluntarily takes a reassignment from his human trafficking unit in Austin, Texas. His transfer brings him to the bank robbery unit based out of Connecticut’s New Haven field office. Nick’s decision to relocate, stemming from the recent death of his father, is done in an effort to care for his aging mother suffering from the onset of dementia. The burden of this decision is only slightly alleviated by the support of his partner, Isabella Martinez.

Khaled, a man who suffered an unimaginable loss several years back, makes the decision to leave his small village set in the foothills of Iraq’s Cheekha Dar Mountain. He has traveled to the United States in the hope of seeking closure to the event that haunts his daily existence. Khaled’s concept of closure is wrought with devastating consequences, plunging the country into a state of fear. The best chance at thwarting this threat rests in the unlikely alliance formed between Declan, Nick, and Isabella.

 

Editorial Reviews:

“A powerful and gripping novel. The character of Declan Enright is every bit as complex as the times we live in. Written from firsthand experience, Brian Christopher Shea gives us all the rare opportunity to see the internal and external struggles of those individuals who serve in the military and as first responders.” Kevin Cahill, Lt. Col. US Army Intelligence
 
 
“Shea gives you a front row seat to the raw emotion of those on the front line. His characters are genuine and are faced with real-world challenges set against a backdrop of a fast-paced thrill ride. His descriptive prose breaks down the technical aspect of the military and police lingo, putting it into plain language for all readers. Shea’s original character, Declan Enright, is as relentless as the author who created him. A must read!” Lt. Kevin Dillon (Ret.), Founder of LOCKUP Police Combat Systems

 

The Camel's Back   Marc Hoberman
  Brian Christopher Shea

 

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