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Monday, June 22, 2015

Barclay Publicity Presents: Cruise Control by Kerry Adrienne; #AudioReview & #Blitz

From the 2014 Goodreads Best M/M anthology, Unconditional Surrender.

Title: Cruise Control
Author: Kerry Adrienne
Author Location: Raleigh, NC
Genre: LGBTQ Romance (M/M)
Release Date: March 9, 2015
Page Count: 68 pages
Publisher: Earthshine Publishing
Format: Digital eBook
Rating:   4 Stars

Disclosure of Material Connection:  I received this book for review from Barclay Publicity and the author.  I was not compensated nor was I required to write a positive review.  The opinions I have expressed are my own.  I am posting this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission's 16 CFR, Part 255:  "Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising".


Retired soldier Blake Best drives hard—his car, his life, and his choices. Former Airman Parker Monteith is fighting to keep his life on cruise control so he doesn’t lose it all. 

One Maserati brings them together. Can Blake slow down enough to discover the important things aren't in the fast lane?

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My Thoughts:

I liked the idea of a book narrated by a man.  One disappointment I had, and had nothing to do with the book, was that the audio kept skipping.  This could be the Audible App on my iPad.  Also would have preferred a younger narrator – hard to imagine the age of the characters with this narrator’s voice.  His voice sounded older and it seemed nasally.  What I did like was that he was using accents to let the reader know that he’s speaking for a different character.  And there were a few sound effects, which I’ve never heard in any other audible I have listened too.

Listening to a book gives the reader a different experience than if they were to read it themselves.  One thing that I find hard to hear, as apposed to when I read, is when the narrator swears.  But he also adds a little something when he gets to a sex scene – it just brings it more to life (may want to make sure you’re wearing headphones if you’re not alone).  It’s like having a TV where the screen has burned out and all you have left is the audio.

If you like to read a book about two men, you might enjoy this book whether you get the audio version or read it for yourself.  Another disappointment I had was that the book was short.  And even though it is short, the author doesn’t create a story that seems choppy or quickly put together.  Her scenes flow from one to another.  But having a short read is also good because you can get it read, or listened to, in just one sitting.  It’s a storyline that you can actually picture happening in the “real” world.  And once you’re done, you may also want to check out some of the author’s other material.

About Kerry Adrienne:

Kerry loves history and spends large amounts of time wondering about people who lived and walked on Earth in the past. She’s a mom to three daughters, six cats, and various small animals, including a panther chameleon. Her shoe horde will attest to her fine shopping skills.

In addition to writing, she’s a college instructor, artist, costumer, and editor. Her new love is her Mini Cooper Convertible, Sheldon, and they have already gone on many adventures.

Kerry is represented by Marisa Corvisiero.
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