Audiobooks to Rock Your Summer #JIAM Giveaway

June 13th, 2018 Kimberly Blog Tour, Feature, Giveaway 16 Comments

13th Jun


Join me along with the AudioBook Publishers Association in celebrating our love of audiobook. Today I am sharing a few audiobooks to rock your summer! Be sure to check out the Audiobook Community on Facebook at Audiobook_Comm and Twitter at @Audiobook_Comm

Grab an iced coffee and be sure to enter the fantastic giveaway just for you… I have a serious audiobook addiction and listen as often as I read. I tried to select a variety of books for you.  Most are standalone or first in series/trilogy.

Audiobooks to Rock Your Summer


Young adult, feed your inner nerd, swoony romance and a snarky heroine ….

Audiobooks to Rock Your Summer #JIAM Giveaway
by Jay Kristoff
Series: Lifelike #1
Narrator: Erin Spencer
Length: 12 Hours and 27 Minutes
Genres: Science Fiction
Source: Publisher
Purchase: Amazon | Audible
Rating: One StarOne StarOne StarOne StarHalf a Star
Narration: 4.5 cups

From the coauthor of the New York Times bestselling Illuminae Files comes the first book in a new series that's part Romeo and Juliet, part Terminator, and all adrenaline.

On an island junkyard beneath a sky that glows with radiation, a deadly secret lies buried in the scrap. Seventeen-year-old Eve isn't looking for trouble--she's too busy looking over her shoulder. The robot gladiator she spent months building has been reduced to a smoking wreck, she's on the local gangster's wanted list, and the only thing keeping her grandpa alive is the money she just lost to the bookies. Worst of all, she's discovered she can somehow destroy machines with the power of her mind, and a bunch of puritanical fanatics are building a coffin her size because of it. If she's ever had a worse day, Eve can't remember it. The problem is, Eve has had a worse day--one that lingers in her nightmares and the cybernetic implant where her memories used to be. Her discovery of a handsome android named Ezekiel--called a "Lifelike" because they resemble humans--will bring her world crashing down and make her question whether her entire life is a lie. With her best friend Lemon Fresh and her robotic sidekick Cricket in tow, Eve will trek across deserts of glass, battle unkillable bots, and infiltrate towering megacities to save the ones she loves...and learn the truth about the bloody secrets of her past.

2018 Fave apocalypse FED-THE-NERD Rocked scifi

Mystery, family spanning two generations, southern charm and suspense…

Audiobooks to Rock Your Summer #JIAM Giveaway
Dreams of Falling
by Karen White
Genres: Women's fiction
Source: Publisher
Purchase: Amazon | Audible
Rating: One StarOne StarOne StarOne Star

New York Times bestselling author Karen White crafts evocative relationships in this new contemporary women's fiction novel about best friends who share a devastating secret, set in the Lowcountry of South Carolina.

It's been nine years since Larkin fled Georgetown, South Carolina, vowing never to go back. But when she finds out that her mother has disappeared, she knows she has no choice but to return to the place that she both loves and dreads--and to the family and friends who never stopped wishing for her to come home. Ivy, Larkin's mother, is discovered in the burned out wreckage of her family's ancestral rice plantation, badly injured and unconscious. No one knows why Ivy was there, but as Larkin digs for answers, she uncovers secrets kept for nearly 50 years. Secrets that lead back to the past, to the friendship between three girls on the brink of womanhood who swore that they would be friends forever, but who found that vow tested in heartbreaking ways.

friends mystery ROMANCE Standalone

Zombies, alternate history, kick-ass heroine, rich details….

Audiobooks to Rock Your Summer #JIAM Giveaway
Dread Nation
by Justina Ireland
Series: Dread Nation #1
Narrator: Bahni Turpin
Length: 11 hours and 56 minutes
Genres: Horror, Historical Fiction
Source: Publisher
Purchase: Amazon | Audible
Rating: One StarOne StarOne StarOne StarHalf a Star
Narration: 4 cups

Jane McKeene was born two days before the dead began to walk the battlefields of Gettysburg and Chancellorsville—derailing the War Between the States and changing America forever. In this new nation, safety for all depends on the work of a few, and laws like the Native and Negro Reeducation Act require certain children attend combat schools to learn to put down the dead. But there are also opportunities—and Jane is studying to become an Attendant, trained in both weaponry and etiquette to protect the well-to-do. It’s a chance for a better life for Negro girls like Jane. After all, not even being the daughter of a wealthy white Southern woman could save her from society’s expectations.

But that’s not a life Jane wants. Almost finished with her education at Miss Preston’s School of Combat in Baltimore, Jane is set on returning to her Kentucky home and doesn’t pay much mind to the politics of the eastern cities, with their talk of returning America to the glory of its days before the dead rose. But when families around Baltimore County begin to go missing, Jane is caught in the middle of a conspiracy, one that finds her in a desperate fight for her life against some powerful enemies. And the restless dead, it would seem, are the least of her problems.

Diverse historical Kick Ass Heroine ZOMBIE

Cozy mystery, supernatural elements, small beach-side town…

Audiobooks to Rock Your Summer #JIAM Giveaway
Murder's a Witch
by Danielle Garrett
Series: Beechwood Harbor Magic Mystery #1
Narrator: Amanda Ronconi
Length: 6 hours and 48 minutes
Genres: Cozy Mystery
Source: Publisher
Purchase: Amazon | Audible
Rating: One StarOne StarOne StarOne Star
Narration: 4.5 cups

Holly Boldt has a secret.

Well, technically, she has lots of them. After a scandal uproots her entire life, she is forced to relocate to a halfway house for displaced paranormals. It’s her last shot for a fresh start. But keeping secrets isn’t easy in a town that goes through gossip faster than tissue paper, even for a powerful witch.

When a grisly murder rocks the small town of Beechwood Harbor, Holly finds herself unwillingly entangled in the investigation. With everyone watching, Holly must solve the case before she’s forced to abandon her new-found home and live life as a witch on the run. But with a paranormal investigator tailing her every move, a civil war brewing between her vampire and shifter roommates, and her ghostly landlord on the edge of a breakdown, she can barely think in complete sentences. How is she supposed to track down a murderer?

Holly has to make it work, or risk losing everything … again.

Murder’s a Witch is a cozy witch mystery with a spunky twist. Come see what’s brewing in Beechwood Harbor in this first installment of The Beechwood Harbor Magic Mysteries Series.

MURDERMYSTERY paranormal Small-town smartfunny

Historical, captivating, and poignant …

Audiobooks to Rock Your Summer #JIAM Giveaway
As Bright as Heaven
by Susan Meissner
Narrator: Cassandra Morris, Tavia Gilbert, Jorjeana Marie, Abigail Revasch
Length: 13 hours and 28 minutes
Genres: Historical Fiction
Source: Publisher
Purchase: Amazon | Audible
Rating: One StarOne StarOne StarOne StarHalf a Star
Narration: 5 cups

From the acclaimed author of Secrets of a Charmed Life and A Bridge Across the Ocean comes a new novel set in Philadelphia during the Spanish flu epidemic of 1918, which tells the story of a family reborn through loss and love.

In 1918, Philadelphia was a city teeming with promise. Even as its young men went off to fight in the Great War, there were opportunities for a fresh start on its cobblestone streets. Into this bustling town, came Pauline Bright and her husband, filled with hope that they could now give their three daughters--Evelyn, Maggie, and Willa--a chance at a better life.

But just months after they arrive, the Spanish Flu reaches the shores of America. As the pandemic claims more than twelve thousand victims in their adopted city, they find their lives left with a world that looks nothing like the one they knew. But even as they lose loved ones, they take in a baby orphaned by the disease who becomes their single source of hope. Amidst the tragedy and challenges, they learn what they cannot live without--and what they are willing to do about it.

As Bright as Heaven is the compelling story of a mother and her daughters who find themselves in a harsh world, not of their making, which will either crush their resolve to survive or purify it.

2018 Fave Audiobook Family historical

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Thanks to the AudioBook Publishers Association I’ll be providing one lucky Caffeinated follower the promo codes for the 8 audiobooks listed below on

JIAM Giveaway 2018

  • Seven by Paula Cizmar, Catherine Filloux, Gail Kriegel, Carol K. Mack, Ruth Margraff, Anna Deavere Smith, and Susan Yankowitz
  • Gone to Dust by Matt Goldman, narrated by MacLeod Andrews
  • Bring Me Back by B. A. Paris, narrated by Kevin Hely and Cathleen McCarron
  • Wings of Fire Book One: The Dragonet Prophecy by Tui T. Sutherland, narrated by Shannon MacManus
  • Altered Carbon by Richard K. Morgan, narrated by Todd McLaren
  • Rainbirds by Clarissa Goenawan, narrated by David Shih
  • A Girl Stands at the Door by Rachel Devlin, narrated by Robin Miles
  • Torn from Troy, Book 1 in the Odyssey of a Slave Trilogy by Patrick Bowman, narrated by Gerard Doyle

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16 Responses to “Audiobooks to Rock Your Summer #JIAM Giveaway”

  1. Tyler H Jolley

    This is an excellent post and hit me at the perfect time. I’m going to be dropping off and picking up my son all around the tri-state area this summer for week-long football camps. Audio books are a lifesaver for me. Each trip is no less than four hours in each direction.

    • Kimberly

      Wow. Yes you need audiobooks. Some your son can even enjoy. We did that for Rugby it was grueling but you know what…we miss it!!

  2. Donna

    I’m currently listening to Agent in Place by Mark Greaney. I’ve listened to the Jack Ryan books he has written, but never any of his own books.. I’m enjoying it.