Tease: Love Your Lists

Why are lists addictive clickbait? If you consider lists a lifeline–check here for 3 romance audiobooks that will change your life!

I’ve had lists on the brain lately. The faster life spins, the more I treat my to-do list as a lifeline. And the publishing industry is all about lists. Each year, I wait impatiently for the Audies finalist lists in the Romance and Erotica categories for must-listen titles and noteworthy narrators. 

Perhaps most importantly, a bunch of us at AudioFile had an insider discussion on lists and listicles and why they are addictive clickbait. For confused readers, a listicle is an article created in list format. How many times have you seen an irresistible tagline like 100 Swoon-Worthy Romances (in this case, from NPR) and been compelled to pore over the list items and count the titles you know, deciding if the list is flawed or if your score adequately represents your commitment to the genre? I’m going to resist the urge to title this post “Three romance audiobooks that will change your life,”  but hey, you never know . . .

Until next Tuesday, Caitlin

INTO THE FIRE
Night Prince, Book 4
by Jeaniene Frost, Read by Tavia Gilbert
Harper Audio
I’ve been wanting to spotlight a Tavia Gilbert narration for some time—lucky for you, it’s a paranormal with tons of action and humor by the incomparable Jeaniene Frost. Don’t miss this series!

POWER GAME
Ghostwalkers, Book 13
by Christine Feehan, Read by Jim Frangione
Recorded Books
At the risk of being redundant, I cannot recommend this narrator/author duo highly enough. Feehan loves her alpha males, and Frangione holds nothing back as he brings their power plays to life.

OFF BASE
Out of Uniform, Book 1
by Annabeth Albert, Read by Tyler Stevens
Harlequin Audio
Narrator Tyler Stevens was new to me, and this is a great introduction to his work. Going from sensitive to strong, he hits all the right notes as hot Navy Seal Zack finally gives in to his attraction to his flirtatious roommate, Pike.

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Tuesday Tease: March New Romance Releases

March: New Romance Audiobooks

The March previews for romance should have everyone reaching for their headphones. I can personally recommend the Kristen Proby series read by Sebastian York as addictive contemporary. And I *love* the Maya Banks paramilitary KGI series, especially with Tad Branson narrating.

New Romance Audiobooks this month, March 2017:

March 7, 2017

BEDDING THE HIGHLANDER
Sabrina York, read by Euan Morton
Hachette Audio
BLUSH FOR ME
Kristen Proby, read by Sebastian York
Harper Audio
BRIGHTER THAN THE SUN: KGI, Book 11
Maya Banks, read by Tad Branson
Penguin Audio/Books on Tape
EVERY LITTLE THING
Samantha Young, read by Angelica Lee, Tad Branson
Penguin Audio/Books on Tape

 

March 14, 2017

FAIR CHANCE
Josh Lanyon, read by J.F. Harding
Harlequin Audio
 ROOM FOR MORE: Cranberry Inn Series, Book 2
Beth Ehemann, read by Carly Robins, Will Damron
Brilliance Audio

 

March 21, 2017

BOUND TOGETHER: Sea Haven, Book 6
Christine Feehan, read by Lily Bask
Recorded Books
IF NOT FOR YOU
Debbie Macomber, read by Khristine Hvam
Random House Audio/Books on Tape
WAKE A SLEEPING TIGER
Lora Leigh, read by Maya Banks
Penguin Audio/Books on Tape

 

March 28, 2017

FINDING OUR FOREVER
Brenda Novak, read by Veronica Worthington
Harlequin Audio
THE TRUTH ABOUT LOVE AND DUKES
Laura Lee Guhrke, read by Carolyn Morris
Harper Audio

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Tease: March Hot Picks

Succeeding against all odds. These Hot Picks may have a rocky road to romance… but it’s all worth it.

Bittersweet: True North, Book 1
by Sarina Bowen, read by Saskia Maarleveld, Tad Branson
Blackstone Audio
Audrey struggles to choose between her career as a chef and her old boyfriend, Griffin. 

Four Weddings and a Sixpence  
by Julia Quinn, Elizabeth Boyle, Laura Lee Guhrke, Stefanie Sloane, read by Mary Jane Wells
HarperAudio
Four young ladies at a boarding school hope a lucky sixpence will help them find husbands.

Someone to LoveWestcott Novel, Book 1
by Mary Balogh, read by Rosalyn Landor
Recorded Books
An orphan becomes an earl’s daughter but needs the help of the Duke of Netherby to fit in.

 

Hot Winter NightsA Bear Mountain Rescue Story
by Codi Gary, read by Jay Snyder
Hachette Audio
Montana heats up for Allie as she wavers between her hot landlord and a doctor at her trauma center.  

Staying for GoodMost Likely To, Book 2
By Catherine Bybee, read by Cristina Panfilio
Brilliance Audio   

Celebrity chef Zoe Brown returns to her native Oregon to face her past—and her past love, Luke.

Man on the Run
by Carl Weber, read by Kevin Free
Hachette Audio
Jailed unjustly, Jay enlists his three friends to help him turn his life around.  

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