Friday, November 2, 2012

Brenda Pandos Audio book

Book Title: The Emerald Talisman, audiobook
Series name and #: Talisman series, Book #1
Publisher: Obsidian Mountain Publishing
Release date: 9/20/2012
Book Blurb:
You can run from your destiny, but you can't hide.
If for no other reason than to help endure the hormonal rush of high school, sixteen-year-old Julia Parker would trade her ability to feel her fellow students' emotions in a heartbeat, especially half the boys in class.
When the beguiling Nicholas uses his superhuman strength to rescue Julia from the edge of a cliff before she's devoured by a bloodthirsty stalker, Julia is suddenly thrust into an underground world where people and animals are often one and the same. Fellow high school students disappear and only Julia and Nicholas know the truth. While Nicholas, a vampire hunter, is out stopping the ever-growing coven, an old friend entices Julia to join him on the dark side and a psychic tells Julia she alone is the key to stopping the madness, problem is it'll require Nicholas' life.
I listened to The Emerald Talisman on I am a HUGE audio book fan and I have been wanting to read this series. The day I got the notification that this book was on audio, I bought it. I had it completed in a few days. This is my review taken directly from I hope you enjoy it as much as I did!
My Review: 
"The Emerald Talisman AMAZING STORY and world"
Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?
ABSOLUTLEY! I loved this book. At first I thought that Julia's voice was a little child like and I had a hard time figuring out how old she was. But as the story continued, I felt that Julia evolved and grew up in a sense. She was very good at hiding herself and it really showed in how Mary Morgan (the narrator) read the book.

What other book might you compare The Emerald Talisman to and why?
I do not compare books to other books. I don't think that is fair. Each book is unique and deserves to be amazing without riding the shirt tails of another book/author. This book was an incredible story. I love the world that author Brenda Pandos has created!

Have you listened to any of Mary Morgan’s other performances before? How does this one compare?
I believe this is the first one. I think she did an amazing job!

Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?
There were a lot actually. This book is full of emotion. The emotion meter is off the charts! At points you want to scream at Julia and then hug her the next. It is great to see how characters react to situations when in your head, you know exactly how you would react. When they react differently, THAT Is what makes a great story!

Any additional comments?
I REALLY wish that book 2 & 3 were ready for Audible *HINT HINT BRENDA & MARY* I really want to finish this series on audible as now I have the characters voices in my head and want to hear them MORE!!
BONUS PICTURE: I got to MEET Brenda Pandos at RT Booklovers in Chicago. I was so star struck. Here is a picture with me in the middle, Author Brenda Pandos on the left and Author Kristie Cook on the right. One of the MOST amazing days of my life!

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Author Bio:

Brenda Pandos lives in California with her husband and two boys. She attempts to balance her busy life filled with writing, being a mother and wife, and spending time with friends and family. Working formerly as an I.T. Administrator, she never believed her imagination would be put to good use. After her son was diagnosed with an autism spectrum disorder her life completely changed. Writing paranormal romance became something she could do at home while tending to the new needs of her family, household, and herself.

Three years later, Brenda now has five books published, The Talisman Trilogy: The Emerald Talisman, The Sapphire Talisman, and The Onyx Talisman, and Mer Tales: Everblue and Evergreen. She is currently working on the third book of Mer Tales, Everlost, coming February 2013.


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