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Monday, July 23, 2018

IndieSage PR Presents: The Barnes Family Series by Normandie Alleman; #AudiobookTour, #NowAvailable, #OutNow

by Normandie Alleman
Barnes Family, #1
Publication Date: January 20, 2017
Genres: Audio, Sports, Contemporary, Romance, Standalone
Rating:  4 Stars

Disclosure of Material Connection:  I received this book for review from IndieSage PR 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".


He may be a player, but this stud’s not shooting blanks.


I’m nobody’s baby daddy. I don’t care how many stunning women throw themselves at me, looking to turn one hot night into an 18-year paycheck. I’ve got way too much on the line to throw it away for one night of pleasure.
Ball is life, and basketball is my first priority. I’ve got a championship to win.
But when I see that familiar face shaking her pom-poms on the sidelines, I’m transported back to childhood, back to the days before a fiery plane crash ripped us apart, forcing us to grow up overnight.
Those were the days when Eden Evans stole my heart. This time, I might be ready to give it right back to her.


I have no interest in a man who comes with groupies. With a rock legend for a father, I’ve seen the toll fame takes on a marriage. The last thing I need is a guy with more Twitter followers than Justin Bieber.
So when Nick Barnes dribbles his way back into my life, my heart and head go into battle. I can’t fight my desire for the sexy baller with his eight-pack abs and panty-dropping charm.
And when that little stick shows an unmistakable plus sign, suddenly everything is on the line.
With a secret baby on the way, will Nick realize that having the home court advantage is what he’s wanted all along?

This is a standalone romance novel with a HEA and no cliffhangers. Light on basketball and heavy on steamy romance, this is the first book featuring members of the Barnes family.


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My Thoughts:

This story starts off with me wondering more about the men in charge of the Barnes and Evans family. It's because of them that we have this story and the subsequent ones that follow. With this one, we have two kids that grew up together and then all that changed. Later in life they reconnect and that's what creates the ups and downs here. My hook moment had to be Nick's conversation with his mother at the beginning of the story. 

I'm not really a current basketball fan but that didn't stop me from wanting to listen to this book. In reality the season is over as I'm listening to Nick and Eden's story but I can picture, when I listen to this again, going to a game but having my earbuds in while the narrators tell me the story once more. Mr. Snow was great in helping me picture what Nick may look and act like. However, Ms. Aimes made it hard to picture Eden. I like her as a narrator but I can't picture Eden as a cheerleader with Ms. Aimes voice. But if I forget that, I enjoyed having this story being told to me. For continuity, I'm glad to see that they will help me enjoy the rest of the Barnes Family series. The only issue I had with the audio version is that every time I bent over to do something, the story would cut out or skip. I don't feel it was the book itself but due to an issue with my earbuds. 

Our author made it very easy for me to listen to her her words. She's great at building a family that I'm eager to get to know better. I can see myself having both the book and the audible copies. There are plenty of times where I would prefer having someone read to me and then in other cases I just have to have a book because it forces me to sit down and concentrate on the words that I'm reading. With an audiobook, and having my hands free, I can go about my business and get work done while Ms. Aimes and Mr. Snow get me aquainted with the characters and the world they live in. Can't wait for my credit to come so I can get the next book in the series. 


MACHINE, A Bad Boy Military Romance
by Normandie Alleman
Barnes Family, #2
Publication Date: May 10, 20178
Genres: Audio, Military, Contemporary, Romance, Standalone


America’s sweetheart needs to straighten up her halo.
But this solider’s machine just might knock it off completely.

Reality TV star Dynassy Barnes has to get her act together. Fame, fortune, a perfectly heart-shaped ass – along with her million social media followers – aren’t getting the job done. She needs a full demolition of her Online presence – and fast. When she meets the handsome and rugged former Navy Seal Bridger Thompson, Dynassy knows he’s the perfect trophy to flaunt to her friends and family.
Injured in combat, Bridger has had his share of setbacks and letdowns. He can’t quite believe his luck when the sassy and sexy Dynassy wiggles her way into his life. Their chemistry is undeniable. But Bridger has a powerful secret that threatens to ruin everything. Will exposing the truth about his secret life destroy the future they hope to build together?


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by Normandie Alleman
Barnes Family, #3
Publication Date: May 21, 20178
Genres: Audio, Contemporary, Romance, Standalone


While his sins may be his undoing, her love could prove to be the salvation he desperately needs.

The Priest

Bishop Eduardo Soto has devoted his life to the church to pay for mistakes he made long ago. He didn’t expect a second chance in life, but once he meets Chloe, saving her is all he cares about.

The Dancer

Chloe Thomas dreams of leaving the Bourbon Street stage and owning a respectable business. She’ll do anything to make it happen, including agreeing to a marriage of convenience.
But when she’s offered the opportunity of a lifetime, will she leave her new husband behind after all he’s given up for her?

While Bishop’s Desire is part of the Barnes Family Series, it is a stand-alone novel that can be enjoyed without listening to the other audiobooks.


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USA Today bestselling author Normandie Alleman is a former psychologist who has always been fascinated by human behavior. She loves writing quirky characters that are all too human. “I’m interested in the kind of relationships people have in real life. So I write about my characters’ messy, unpredictable, and inexplicable journeys to love.”
Normandie is a shameless basketball mom who lives with a houseful of teenagers, her own personal hero, and a pet pig who’s crazy for Red Bull. When she’s not writing or cheering for her favorite team, Normandie can be found listening to an audiobook or a podcast.

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