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Eileen Wilks

Author of On the Prowl

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Works by Eileen Wilks

On the Prowl (2007) 1,922 copies
Tempting Danger (2004) 905 copies
Mortal Danger (2005) 641 copies
Blood Lines (2007) 594 copies
Inked (2010) 589 copies
Night Season (2008) 503 copies
Mortal Sins (2009) 389 copies
Blood Magic (2010) 339 copies
Blood Challenge (2011) 282 copies
Death Magic (2011) 228 copies
Mortal Ties (2012) 176 copies
Ritual Magic (2013) 140 copies
Unbinding (2014) 110 copies
Mind Magic (2015) 99 copies
Dragon Spawn (2016) 70 copies
Broken Silence (3-in-1) (2003) — Contributor — 65 copies
Dragon Blood (2018) 56 copies
Originally Human (2012) 54 copies
Her Lord Protector (2002) 50 copies
Cyncerely Yours 41 copies
Inhuman (2012) 40 copies
Expecting...and In Danger (2002) 34 copies
Meeting at Midnight (2004) 30 copies
The Pregnant Heiress (2001) 30 copies
Jacob's Proposal (2001) 30 copies
Night of No Return (2000) 28 copies
Human Nature (2015) 26 copies
Midnight Cinderella (1999) 26 copies
With Private Eyes (2003) 25 copies
Human Error (2015) 25 copies
The Loner and the Lady (1996) 25 copies
The Wrong Wife (1997) 24 copies
Entangled (2005) 23 copies
Michael's Temptation (2001) 23 copies
Cowboys Do It Best (1997) 22 copies
Just a Little Bit Pregnant? (1998) 22 copies
Luke's Promise (2001) 21 copies
Midnight Choices (2003) 20 copies
The Virgin and the Outlaw (1998) 19 copies
The New Kid 16 copies
Midnight Promises (2000) 15 copies
Just a Little Bit Married? (1998) 14 copies
Proposition: Marriage (1999) 14 copies
Good Counsel 13 copies
Only Human 7 copies
Brownies 5 copies
The Codex 4 copies
Dynasties: The Barones book set [12-in-1] (2004) — Author — 2 copies
Simple Sins 1 copy
Samotář (1997) 1 copy

Associated Works

Cravings [Anthology 4-in-1] (2004) — Contributor — 1,332 copies
Lover Beware (Anthology 4-in-1) (2003) — Author — 558 copies
Tied With a Bow (2011) — Contributor — 203 copies
All I Want for Christmas [Anthology 4-in-1] (2000) — Contributor — 173 copies
To Tame a Texan [Anthology 4-in-1] (1999) — Contributor — 22 copies
Jacob's Proposal (2019) — Original Text — 1 copy
Luke's Promise (2019) — Original Text — 1 copy
Michael's Temptation (2019) — Original Text — 1 copy


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Monahans, Texas, USA
Places of residence
Midland, Texas, USA
romance novelist



I have a hard time judging this because apparently there is no normal audiobook for this so I listened to the "Graphic Audio" instead.
It's bad. Really really bad. I've tried Graphic Audio before and hated it and this was no different.
I rate the Graphic Audio experience 1 or maybe very low 2 stars.
It's a huge mess.
The Graphic Audio badly exacerbates sentimental scenes by overlaying the worst mood music. Instead of supporting the scenes, the soundscape stultifies them and makes them sound like they deserve this.
In many places, the stock soundscapes don't fit the scenes at all. As an example, at the climax, there is a fight between a hand full of people. There are a few handguns involved and some hand to hand but the soundscape sounds like D-Day with explosions, cries of pain, and constant machinegun fire in the background. It makes it almost impossible to take anything seriously.
Another example is unsettling psycho-thriller music in the background of romantic scenes. It's supposed to emphasize the unsettling nature of the mate bond attraction but it just ruins the entire romantic buildup instead.
The voice actors overact almost everything. There is a scene where the FMC works in the garden and the scene is quite long. And the entire time it sounds like an asthmatic fat chick tries to dig a grave in the background.
A werewolf is disgruntled? He growls like he is about to rip everyone in reach to shreds.
The MC has a headache? She makes noises like someone is amputating her foot.
All scenes involving arousal are so comically bad, even the acting in bad porn is far better.
I get what they are trying to do. It's in their tag line after all. "A movie in your head". These Graphic Audio thingies try to assign some kind of noise to every action or interaction. But that's not how this works! Just as an example, you just can't hear someone grimacing. There is no grimacing noise.
I rely on the narration (which is totally fine btw) to provide the visuals and all this contrived stuff just distracts and destroys my immersion instead of helping it. It's not that I can't appreciate a soundscape. I can totally see a Graphic Novel like that working great for me but the audio needs to sound more like an actual audio track from a movie. You just can't replace visuals with noises. If you are not able to visualize the narration, no amount of audio can help you. The audio can only ever play a supporting role.

Onto the book itself.
It has the unfortunate habit of cutting out of interesting or tense scenes and then the protagonist summarizes them to the reader afterward.
This happens with some fight scenes and with all sex scenes and I think I would've been really frustrated by it normally. But the Graphic Audio of these scenes was so comically bad that I was relieved that I didn't have to suffer through them in their entirety.

I have a minor nitpick I have to mention. The word choice of the child is completely off. That is not how children talk. An actual child voice actor says those lines (very cool!) which makes that even more obvious.

In general, this book is just unoriginal tbh. It's the typical werewolf life mate PNR template with a clichée baddy, a special snowflake MC, and evil powers stirring etc.
Within the bounds of this hackneyed template and its stereotypes, it's an enjoyable read. It's nothing special and doesn't have any of the usual steaming smut but as a light read on the side it's not bad.
I think you can do far better for every aspect of PNR with other books though.
I guess I should go easy on this book with the same old PNR accusation as it was published in 2004. At the time this was probably the cream of the crop of the genre.

I have to say though, I am not very confident in my judgment because of the entire Graphic Audio thing and it being so incredibly bad.
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omission | 36 other reviews | Oct 19, 2023 |
I really liked this story because of the insight Lily gets in her mother. The theoretical stuff about spirit was a bit much for me, but that was the only thing I didn't like about this book.
weaver-of-dreams | 9 other reviews | Aug 1, 2023 |
Mjum! Going on to read the next one, hoping there are dragons in it.
weaver-of-dreams | 16 other reviews | Aug 1, 2023 |
This series keeps delivering great books. I really loved the redemption theme in this one. It gives me hope to think that people can change. Would be nice to do that while living though.
weaver-of-dreams | 16 other reviews | Aug 1, 2023 |



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