Author Spotlight: Cardeno C’s Audiobook Tour and Giveaway

 

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Jesse's Diner Audiobook

Jesse’s Diner: Hope, Book 2
Written by: Cardeno C.
Narrated by: Paul Morey
Length: 2 hrs and 49 mins
Series: Hope (Cardeno), Book 2
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Two men with a shared history and a mutual attraction must be honest with themselves and each other so both their dreams come true.

Quiet, unassuming Tanner Sellers spends his time running a diner in Hope, Arizona. Not particularly social, 22-year-old Tanner keeps to himself and enjoys his simple life, but he longs for someone to call his own. In his most secret fantasy, that someone is sexy Steve Faus. But Steve is his friend’s father and mentor’s widower and therefore off-limits.

Despite some challenges, 39-year-old Steve Faus has had a good life. He’s extremely successful at work, has a great relationship with his college-age son, and lives in a wonderful town. Eighteen months after losing his partner, the one thing Steve lacks is someone to share his life with. If Steve is honest with himself, that someone is the young man he has known and cared about for years. Steve and Tanner want one another; all they need is a little push in the right direction to make both their dreams come true.

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The Half of Us Audiobook

The Half of Us: Family Collection
Written by: Cardeno C.
Narrated by: Ezekiel Robison
Length: 6 hrs and 29 mins
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Short-tempered, arrogant heart surgeon Jason Garcia grew up wanting a close-knit family, but believes he ruined those dreams when he broke up his marriage. The benefit of divorce is having as much random sex as he wants, and it’s a benefit Jason is exploiting when he meets a sweet, shy man at a bar and convinces him to go home for a no-strings-attached night of fun.

Eight years living in Las Vegas hasn’t dimmed Abe Green’s optimism, earnestness, or desire to find the one. When a sexy man with lonely eyes propositions him, Abe decides to give himself a birthday present – one night of spontaneous fun with no thoughts of the future. But one night turns into two and then three, and Abe realizes his heart is involved.

For the first time, Abe feels safe enough with someone he respects and adores to let go of his inhibitions in the bedroom. If Jason can get past his own inhibitions and open his heart and his life to Abe, he might finally find the family he craves.

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Something in the Way He Needs Audiobook

Something in the Way He Needs: Family Collection
Written by: Cardeno C.
Narrated by: Ezekiel Robison
Length: 7 hrs and 6 mins
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Controlled Asher didn’t expect to fall for free-spirited Daniel, but they’ll find what they desperately need in one another.

Police captain Asher Penaz’s staunch professionalism bleeds into his home life, down to his neatly pressed attire and Spartan apartment. He enjoys being in charge and in control, so his sudden and powerful attraction to the lighthearted, free-spirited Daniel Tover throws him for a loop. In his entire life, Daniel has never gotten what he needs, so he moves to the next place, the next job, the next attempt to find something worth staying for, always landing at the top of his game, but never feeling like he belongs.

The chemistry between Asher and Daniel sizzles, but with all that fire comes the risk of getting burned. As both men struggle to learn themselves while getting to know each other, the lines of desire and control blur. If Daniel and Asher can walk through the flames together, they might find what they desperately need.

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Where He Ends & I Begin Audiobook

Where He Ends & I Begin: Home Collection, Book 3
Written by: Cardeno C.
Narrated by: Alexander Collins
Length: 7 hrs and 55 mins
Series: Home, Book 3
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Aggressive, physical, and brave, Jake Owens is a small town football hero turned big city cop who passes his time with meaningless encounters believing he can’t have who he really wants: Nate Richardson, his best friend since before forever. Thoughtful, quiet, and kind, Nate is a brilliant doctor who has always known who he is and has never been able to shake his crush on loyal, courageous, straight Jake.

After a passionate night together, Nate realizes Jake isn’t as straight as he assumed, but he worries that what they shared was a fluke, a result of too much closeness for too long. For Jake, the question isn’t how they ended up in bed together because he has always known that Nate holds his heart; it’s how he’ll convince Nate that he wants and needs to stay there.

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ABOUT THE AUTHOR:Cardeno C - Logo

Cardeno C. – CC to friends – is a hopeless romantic who wants to add a lot of happiness and a few “awwws” into a reader’s day. Writing is a nice break from real life as a corporate type and volunteer work with gay rights organizations. Cardeno’s stories range from sweet to intense, contemporary to paranormal, long to short, but they always include strong relationships and walks into the happily-ever- after sunset.

Cardeno’s Home, Family, and Mates series have received awards from Love Romances and More Golden Roses, Rainbow Awards, the Goodreads M/M Romance Group, and various reviewers. But even more special to CC are heartfelt reactions from readers, like, “You bring joy and love and make it part of the every day.”

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New Release Audiobook Review: BLUE MOUNTAIN by Cardeno C. (Pack Collection #1)

One word: werewolves.

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Blue Mountain: Pack Collection, Book 1
Written by: Cardeno C.
Narratedby: Sean Crisden
Length: 3 hrs and 38 mins
Series: Pack Collection, Book 1
Unabridged Audiobook
Release Date:12-24-14
Publisher: The Romance Authors, LLC

SYNOPSIS:

Exiled by his pack as a teen, Omega wolf Simon Moorehead learns to bury his gentle nature in the interest of survival. When a hulking, rough-faced Alpha catches Simon on pack territory, he tries to escape what he’s sure will be imminent death. But instead of killing him, the Alpha takes Simon home.

A man of action, Mitch Grant uproots his life to support his brother in leading the Blue Mountain pack. Mitch lives on the periphery, quietly protecting everyone, but always alone. A mate is a dream come true for Mitch, and he won’t let little things like Simon’s rejections, attacks, and insults get in their way. With patience, seduction, and genuine care, Mitch will ride out the storm while Simon slays his own ghosts and Mitch’s loneliness.

REVIEW:

An interesting twist on the werewolf genre…

Mitch and Frederick are twins, and both alpha wolves in their own right. Mitch helped his brother defeat the evil wolves who were formerly in charge of the Blue Mountain pack, and when Frederick fell in love and married, Mitch decided to remain with him even though doing so seemed to doom him to a life of loneliness.

But then fate brings him Simon…

Blue Mountain was a short and sweet story that is almost over before it begins. It takes Simon a good two-thirds of the story to begin to trust Mitch, and even then he’s hesitant–so really they’re only together together for a relatively short time at the end.

Once again, I would have liked it to be longer, and a bit meatier as well. What was here was enjoyable, but much too short–and there wasn’t a whole lot of real conflict. Most of it was just within Simon himself, who had to get over his fears; the scene where you know for sure that they’re going to make it is very sweet, though, and makes the ending.

The single scene of them as wolves was one of my favorites in the entire book.

The narrator had a fantastic voice for Mitch and Frederick, but I wasn’t crazy about what he did for Simon. Mitch’s insistence on calling Simon “pup” all the time was a bit off-putting as well.

Overall I liked it, though it wasn’t my favorite. Being a shifter fan, however, I am interested to see where the rest of this series will go.

Rating: 3 1/2 stars / C+

I received a complimentary copy in exchange for an honest review.

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Cardeno C. – CC to friends – is a hopeless romantic who wants to add a lot of happiness and a few “awwws” into a reader’s day. Writing is a nice break from real life as a corporate type and volunteer work with gay rights organizations. Cardeno’s stories range from sweet to intense, contemporary to paranormal, long to short, but they always include strong relationships and walks into the happily-ever-after sunset.

Cardeno’s Home, Family, and Mates series have received awards from Love Romances and More Golden Roses, Rainbow Awards, the Goodreads M/M Romance Group, and various reviewers. But even more special to CC are heartfelt reactions from readers, like, “You bring joy and love and make it part of the every day.”

 

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New Release Review and Giveaway: MCFARLAND’S FARM by Cardeno C (Hope #1)

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McFarland’s Farm (Hope, Book 1)

Written by: Cardeno C.
Narrated by: Paul Morey
Length: 2 hrs and 34 mins
Unabridged Audiobook
Release Date:11-11-14
Publisher: The Romance Authors, LLC

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Wealthy, attractive Lucas Reika treats life like a party, moving from bar to bar and man to man. Thumbing his nose at his restaurateur father’s demand that he earn his keep, Lucas instead seduces a valued employee in the kitchen of their flagship restaurant, earning himself an ultimatum: lose access to his father’s money or stay in the middle of nowhere with a man he has secretly lusted over from afar.

Quiet, hard-working Jared McFarland loves his farm on the outskirts of Hope, Arizona, but he aches to have someone to come home to at the end of the day. Jared agrees to take in his longtime crush as a favor. But when Lucas invades his heart in addition to his space, Jared has to decide how much of himself he’s willing to risk and figure out if he can offer Lucas enough to keep him after his father’s punishment is over.

Review:

McFarland’s Farm was a short read–an HEA was achieved but it could have benefited from being in a longer format, because it felt rushed. Jared and Lucas went just a tad bit quickly from like to lust to “let’s move in together”

Still, it was enjoyable, and I’d definitely read more from this author in the future. Jared is a highly sympathetic character, and I was rooting for him from the first scene. He’s made a nice life for himself in the small town of Hope, and has a successful business. He gets along well with everyone in town, treats his workers well, and is respected by his business associates.

Lucas was a bit harder to warm up to, coming off at first as a spoiled, insolent brat, but once we began to see things from his point of view he became more likable. I wasn’t convinced at first that he was good enough for Jared, but he got better as the story continued.

One thing that didn’t make much sense to me was that Lucas apparently had no idea that Jared was gay until about halfway through the book–years into their acquaintance. Lucas’s sister, Jared’s ex, knew. Lucas’s father and Jared’s business associate, knew. It seemed that Lucas was the only person who knew him who thought Jared was straight, and it didn’t feel realistic given how long the two had known each other. Especially since we were supposed to believe that he’d been lusting after him for almost as long as he’d known him–and from Jared’s POV we know that it was definitely mutual…yet Lucas never once had a clue?

I would have liked to have seen more from Jared’s POV–after the first few hours of Lucas’s visit, the story is heavy on the other man’s POV. (Though we needed to see things from his viewpoint to better understand where he was coming from–but if this story were to be expanded, more scenes from Jared’s POV would definitely be in order.) The narrator does a decent job with the story, making it a pleasant afternoon’s read overall.

Rating: 3 1/2 stars / C+

I received a complimentary copy in exchange for an honest review.

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Cardeno C. – CC to friends – is a hopeless romantic who wants to add a lot of happiness and a few “awwws” into a reader’s day. Writing is a nice break from real life as a corporate type and volunteer work with gay rights organizations. Cardeno’s stories range from sweet to intense, contemporary to paranormal, long to short, but they always include strong relationships and walks into the happily-ever-after sunset.

Cardeno’s Home, Family, and Mates series have received awards from Love Romances and More Golden Roses, Rainbow Awards, the Goodreads M/M Romance Group, and various reviewers. But even more special to CC are heartfelt reactions from readers, like, “You bring joy and love and make it part of the every day.”

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