#JIAM – Caffeinated Beach Listens

June 14th, 2017 Kimberly Feature, Giveaway 67 Comments

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June is Audiobook Month and today I am sharing five audiobooks that are perfect for the beach, pool or a road trip. I loved all of these titles, so grab a cup of iced coffee and check them out. Be sure to enter the fabulous giveaway for a set of earbuds and three free audio downloads from Audiobooks.com in celebration of Audiobook Month (JIAM). Blog Tour, organized by the Audio Publishers Association.  You can follow them on Twitter and Facebook.

Beach Listens

#JIAM – Caffeinated Beach Listens
The Night the Lights Went Out
by Karen White
Published by: Penguin
Narrator: Carolyn Cook, Susan Larkin, Tiffany Morgan
Length: 15 hours and 18 minutes
Genres: Women's fiction, Suspense
Source: Publisher
Purchase: Amazon | Audible
Narration Rating: 5
Rating: One StarOne StarOne StarOne StarOne Star

From the New York Times bestselling author of the Tradd Street series comes a stunning new novel about a young single mother who discovers that the nature of friendship is never what it seems....

Recently divorced, Merilee Talbot Dunlap moves with her two children to the Atlanta suburb of Sweet Apple, Georgia. It's not her first time starting over, but her efforts at a new beginning aren't helped by an anonymous local blog that dishes about the scandalous events that caused her marriage to fail.
Merilee finds some measure of peace in the cottage she is renting from town matriarch Sugar Prescott. Though stubborn and irascible, Sugar sees something of herself in Merilee--something that allows her to open up about her own colorful past.
Sugar's stories give Merilee a different perspective on the town and its wealthy school moms in their tennis whites and shiny SUVs, and even on her new friendship with Heather Blackford. Merilee is charmed by the glamorous young mother's seemingly perfect life and finds herself drawn into Heather's world.
In a town like Sweet Apple, where sins and secrets are as likely to be found behind the walls of gated mansions as in the dark woods surrounding Merilee's house, appearance is everything. But just how dangerous that deception can be will shock all three women....

2017 fave Beach Read must-read well written

THE NIGHT THE LIGHTS WENT OUT delivered an addictive, heart-warming, and suspenseful tale that kept me listening. Come along with White to the quiet town of Sweet Apple, Georgia where gossip and southern hospitality go hand in hand. Read my full review: THE NIGHT THE LIGHTS WENT OUT


#JIAM – Caffeinated Beach Listens
The Night Mark
by Tiffany Reisz
Published by: Harlequin
Narrator: Teri Schnaubelt
Length: 11 hours and 18 minutes
Genres: Romance, Time Travel
Source: Publisher
Purchase: Amazon | Audible
Narration Rating: 4
Rating: One StarOne StarOne StarOne Star

From Tiffany Reisz, the international bestselling storyteller behind The Bourbon Thief and the Original Sinners series, comes an enthralling new novel about a woman swept away by the tides who awakens to find herself in 1921, reunited with the husband she's been mourning for four years. Fans of Kate Morton and Diana Gabaldon will fall in love with the mystery, romance, and beauty of an isolated South Carolina lighthouse, where a power greater than love works its magic.

ADDICTIVE Audiobook ROMANCE well written

THE NIGHT MARK by Tiffany Reisz was a tale I quickly devoured during a rainy weekend. Time travel, interesting characters, and fate combined with Reisz talented story-telling make this the perfect beach listen. Read my full review: THE NIGHT MARK


#JIAM – Caffeinated Beach Listens
My Life as a White Trash Zombie
Diana Rowland
Series: White Trash Zombie #1
Published by: Audible
Narrator: Allison McLemore
Length: 8 hrs and 44 mins
Genres: Urban Fantasy
Source: Purchase
Purchase: Amazon | Audible
Rating: One StarOne StarOne StarOne Star

Teenage delinquent Angel Crawford lives with her redneck father in the swamps of southern Louisiana. She's a high school dropout, addicted to drugs and alcohol, and has a police record a mile long. But when she's made into a zombie after a car crash, her addictions disappear, except for her all-consuming need to stay "alive".

AMAZEBALLS Audiobook smartfunny urban ZOMBIE

MY LIFE AS A WHITE TRASH ZOMBIE along with the entire White Trash Zombie series delivers humor, snark, and suspenseful mystery threads. Think iZombie. It is sure to have you laughing at the beach. Read my review here: MY LIFE AS A WHITE TRASH ZOMBIE


#JIAM – Caffeinated Beach Listens
Everywhere and Every Way
by Jennifer Probst
Series: Billionaire Builders #1
Published by: Simon and Schuster
Narrator: Sebastian York, Madeleine Maby
Length: 10 hrs and 19 mins
Genres: Contemporary Romance
Source: Publisher
Purchase: Amazon | Audible | B&N
Rating: One StarOne StarOne StarOne StarHalf a Star
Heat Level:One FlameOne FlameOne FlameOne Flame

Hot on the heels of her beloved Marriage to a Billionaire novels, New York Times bestselling author Jennifer Probst nails it with the first in an all-new sexy romance series featuring red-hot contractor siblings who give the Property Brothers a run for their money!

Ever the responsible eldest brother, Caleb Pierce started working for his father’s luxury contracting business at a young age, dreaming of one day sitting in the boss’s chair. But his father’s will throws a wrench in his plans by stipulating that Caleb share control of the family business with his two estranged brothers.

Things only get more complicated when demanding high-end home designer Morgan hires Caleb to build her a customized dream house that matches her specifications to a T—or she’ll use her powerful connections to poison the Pierce brothers’ reputation. Not one to ignore a challenge, Caleb vows to get the job done—if only he can stop getting distracted by his new client’s perfect…amenities.

But there’s more to icy Morgan than meets the eye. And Caleb’s not the only one who knows how to use a stud-finder. In fact, Morgan is pretty sure she’s found hers—and he looks quite enticing in a hard hat. As sparks fly between Morgan and Caleb despite his best intentions not to mix business and pleasure, will she finally warm up and help him lay the foundation for everlasting love?

Brothers Fave Narrator SEXY SWOON

Do you love HGTV, humor, and brothers? Then EVERYWHERE AND EVERY WAY by Jennifer Probst is the perfect beach listen. This is the first book in the Billionaire Builders series featuring the Pierce brothers.  The narration provided by Sebastian York and Madeleine Maby brought this sexy, humorous story filled with heart and banter. Read my full review: EVERYWHERE AND EVERY WAY


#JIAM – Caffeinated Beach Listens
The Garden of Small Beginnings
by Abbi Waxman
Published by: Penguin Random House
Narrator: Emily Rankin
Length: 9 hours and 51 minutes
Genres: Fiction
Source: Publisher
Purchase: Amazon | Audible
Narration Rating: 5
Rating: One StarOne StarOne StarOne StarOne Star

Not since Good Grief has a book about a young widow been so poignant, funny, original, and utterly believable. A compelling debut novel about loss.
Give grief a chance . . .

Lilian Girvan has been a single mother for three years ever since her husband died in a car accident. One mental breakdown and some random suicidal thoughts later, she s just starting to get the hang of this widow thing. She can now get her two girls to school, show up to work, and watch TV like a pro. The only problem is she s becoming overwhelmed with being underwhelmed.

At least her textbook illustrating job has some perks like actually being called upon to draw whale genitalia. Oh, and there's that vegetable-gardening class her boss signed her up for. Apparently being the chosen illustrator for a series of boutique vegetable guides means getting your hands dirty, literally. Wallowing around in compost on a Saturday morning can t be much worse than wallowing around in pajamas and self-pity.

After recruiting her kids and insanely supportive sister to join her, Lilian shows up at the Los Angeles Botanical Garden feeling out of her element. But what she ll soon discover with the help of a patient instructor and a quirky group of gardeners is that into every life a little sun must shine, whether you want it to or not "

2017 fave Beach Read Humor well written

I cannot say enough about this wonderful book that captures love, loss, parenting, friendship and personal growth. It was brilliant from beginning to end. Emily Rankin narrated and did a splendid job of bringing the tale, characters, and emotions to the listener. Read my review here: GARDEN OF NEW BEGINNINGS


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67 Responses to “#JIAM – Caffeinated Beach Listens”

  1. Dragonfly

    You are right Kim the Night Mark is just a perfect summer read. I didn’t do the audio book but I bet is a good as the ARC. The Garden of Small Beginnings… oh I want to get to it so badly. even more so now 🙂

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  2. Nise'

    Both The Night the Lights Went Out and The Night Mark on my listening list. The Zombie series gets such great reviews that I should add it as well.

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  3. Katherine

    Most of these are on my TBR but now I need to find the Jennifer Probst book now that I know that Sebastian York is the narrator. I need to listen to something by him! I want to read that series anyway but that adds an extra bit of something to look forward to.

    Katherine recently posted: Bad Housekeeping - Cozy Mystery Review
  4. Debbie Haupt

    Karen White’s is on my wish list and I’ll listen to Sebastian York read the phone book to me 🙂
    Great post Kim and thanks for the FAB giveaway!!

  5. Lorna

    I loved listening to the White Trash Zombie one which I think I did after reading your review. I bought The Night the Lights Went Out after your review, but haven’t listened yet and I have The Garden of Good Intentions on my to do list-a first for my to do list ever, after reading your review. I like the sound of the Time Travel one and Sebastian York on the Jennifer Probst one sounds like a winner as well You are bad for my pocketbook! Thanks

  6. Kathy

    I love the Billionaire Builders series so I’ll have to reread them as an audiobook. I have Roland’s book so now I need to listen to it, this sounds really good!

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  7. Linda Townsend

    THANK YOU! I will certainly put both the earbuds and the 3 audios to good use!!!!!