Author: Traci McDonald
Narrator: Amanda Stribling
Length: 9 hours and 49 minutes
Series: Ice and Stone, Book 1
Released: June 20, 2018
Danielle Lyndon, owner of a 200-year-old bookstore in Greenville, Alabama, has built a fortress of suspicion around her heart. A tragic fire has taken the lives of her beloved Grandmother and mother, leaving her with nothing but an ancient collection of magical books.
Facing what seems like an eternity of loneliness and abandonment, her life is inexorably altered late one night when a runaway teenage girl breaks into her store and Danielle receives a mysterious text message…from her dead mother.
The only person who can help her is Aaron Donnell, a reckless, tormented drifter with haunting silver-blue eyes who is searching for the burglar, his younger sister. Aaron somehow holds the answers to the mysterious texts, but he’s arrogant, dangerous, and is clearly no good for her. The problem is . . . . she’s falling in love with him.
Consumed with Aaron’s mysterious darkness and the prospect of locating the source of the texts, Danielle allows him to unwittingly drag her into an insane, mystical world where human trafficking is the usual, black magic reigns supreme, and inhuman power lasts forever.
Are the dark chasms of magic and eternity too wide and deep for love to cross? Is the collateral damage in their battle too high of a price to pay if it leaves someone with their soul encased in stone?
Traci McDonald is a blind author of clean romance novels, including Burning Bridger (Muse It Up, 2015), Killing Casanova (Crimson Romance, 2012) and the forthcoming Soul of Stone. She believes that falling in-love is the greatest risk of all, and her non-explicit romances are about hurting, healing and finding true love. Traci has been blind for 20 years. When she isn’t writing she is an editor for Ink and Quill Press and the co-host for a blog talk radio show on The World of Ink Network. Traci is an active member of the National Federation of the Blind, on the board of her local writer’s guild, and a speaker for various writing conferences and book fairs. She is a full time wife and mother of three boys, an avid reader, and loves living in a small town on the fringes of Nevada’s Mojave Desert.
We are introduced to Danielle who runs the Bookshop Salem’s Stop. Danielle’s family has run the shop for 200 years. Always handed down the female line. Danielle is very lonely after her grandmother and mother died in a fire at the shop.
One night a young teenage girl breaks into the shop, Danielle confronted the girl as she runs out the broken window. The next day a handsome hunk called Aaron comes in to ask about his sister. Aaron leads Danielle into a magical world she didn’t know existed.
Someone is kidnapping young girls, and no one can find them. This is a compulsive listen they kept me glued to my earplugs.
This is book one in what is going to be a terrific series as Aaron and Danielle realise what powers they both discover themselves.
What they discover is nothing they could have ever imagined. This is book one in a series, but the girl saga is finished at the end of the book, but the wider story I hope will follow on in book two. I don’t want to spoil the story, but this a wonderful magical beginning and can’t wait for more stories in the next book. Also I was jealous of Danielle having access to all those old books.
The narrator kept me in the zone while listening to nearly 10 hours of pure entertainment. The different voices were very distinctive
I received this audiobook as part of my participation in a blog tour with Audiobookworm Promotions. The tour is being sponsored by Traci McDonald. The gifting of this audiobook did not affect my opinion of it.
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