The Mortal Falls: Undercover Elementals, Book 1 Audible Audiobook – Unabridged
A pragmatic human thrown into a world of magic...
Lindsey Porter fled from her traumatic past, determined to lay low, but now, someone has framed her for murder. The quest for answers leads her into a parallel realm where magic reigns, and with a hostile sheriff and a shape-shifting assassin on her trail, she must place her life in the hands of a seductive, supernatural man who tempts her like no one else.
An immortal sylph enslaved by magic...
Nevan is trapped by a desperate bargain struck a century earlier, yet the beautiful, spirited Lindsey has enticed him to abandon his magically enforced duty. As forbidden passion flares between them, they'll risk everything to uncover the truth and find what they both need the most: redemption.
When two worlds collide...
The fates of the elemental and mortal realms depend on the star-crossed lovers. As dark secrets from their pasts threaten to shatter the fragile trust between Lindsey and Nevan, a shocking revelation holds the power to deliver salvation or destruction.
The Mortal Falls is the award-winning, best-selling first audiobook in the Undercover Elementals series of paranormal romances. Discover the entire series:
- The Mortal Falls
- The Mortal Fires
- The Mortal Tempest
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|Listening Length||11 hours and 30 minutes|
|Narrator||Mary Ann Weathers|
|Whispersync for Voice||Ready|
|Audible.com.au Release Date||18 January 2019|
|Best Sellers Rank||
200,097 in Audible Books & Originals (See Top 100 in Audible Books & Originals)
300 in Metaphysical & Visionary Fiction (Audible Books & Originals)
1,932 in Metaphysical & Visionary Fiction (Books)
5,738 in Paranormal Romance (Audible Books & Originals)
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Wow another amazing book by Anna Durand, this is the world of supernatural and fantasy with action, adventure, magic and romance. Sorry guys I’m not giving any spoilers because Anna gives you the gist in her blurb, well maybe just a little. This is the story of Lindsey who has run away from her past, being accused of murder she goes into a different realm to find out the truth. What a great read and it was very well written with excellent descriptions of the characters good and the bad guys. I highly recommend this book to anyone that loves the supernatural.
Top reviews from other countries
It is, very, but:
* Nevan is a lot less annoying than Edward Cullen (he is not whiney like Edward)
* Lindsey is a lot less annoying than Bella Swan (she is not vapid like Bella)
The overall writing is of better quality, although a tendency towards overmelodramatic description does run strongly throughout.
For me, I’m not a huge fan of paranormal romance per se, but end up reading quite a bit of it anyway because I am a huge fan of a lot of overlapping genres. In this case, what I expected to enjoy most was the “secret world” trope, and the culture clash that occurs as part of the reveals along the way, when the magical and muggle worlds meet each other, and so forth. I also love supernatural abilities since they open a lot of possibilities not otherwise available.
In short, if you’d give Twilight three stars, you’ll give this at least four — five, if you’re more of a fan of paranormal romance than I am.
The Mortal Falls is the first book in the series.I find that many books that are written with sequels in mind tend to spend too much time setting the stage and cementing character attributes in the beginning. Thankfully Durand knows how to avoid this annoying issue. From the first paragraph the reader feels and experiences the setting rather than having it painfully described. You meet and get to know the characters rather than having them spoon fed to you and told exactly how to feel about them.
I am a character focused reader so I have to focus there. In my opinion, Lindsey's juvenile thoughts and reactions are irritating but what can you expect from a 32 year old virgin? *insert eye roll emoji* Even that aspect I got past because at least her character stays consistent throughout the book. I appreciate the consistency, good or bad. She's funny at times, too, in an acidic, biting way that I admire.
Nevan is our Hero. He's a pretty boy, sweet, protective, blah blah blah... Too good to be true. Well, I think too good to be true pretty boys are boring, even supernatural ones. However, once I remind myself that Lindsey isn't me and I accept the story as it's written, I can totally get behind Nevan.
I loved Travis from the beginning. I think I was supposed to hate him but I have a thing for cops so maybe that's it. His flip floppy stance on Lindsey got tiresome and his hokey Texas sayings definitely knocked points off his hotness factor.
I could go through all of the characters but that would get boring. Just suffice it to say that this character focused reader was not disappointed.
Lindsey Porter, a 32-year-old virgin former paralegal in Texas now resides and works in a rock shop in Michigan’s way northern peninsula after killing her fiancé. The shop’s terrain also contains a “Healing Vortex” that reputedly has mystical powers associated with its name. She approaches the area, hears a voice, discovers a dead man, sees a seemingly naked figure running toward a nearby falls and proceeds to encounter a beautiful ‘hunk’ wearing only a loin cloth. From this point the story evolves into a strange relationship between Lindsey and this strange man who is a sylph, his evil King of a parallel world who would like to conquer this one, as well, a disgruntled Leprechaun, elves, fairies, shapeshifters, her gun toting ‘hippie’ family and a former Texas Sheriff, now the local law in this part of Michigan.
Discussion: A bit of confusion about the author of this book exists for this reviewer. The copyright page lists THE MORTAL FALLS as copyright by Lisa A. Shiel, 2017. According to available information: “Lisa researches and writes about everything strange, from Bigfoot and UFOs to alternative history and science and has authored a book of “Tales of the Upper Michigan Peninsula”. Anna Durand is this book’s listed author and she is set forth as the award-winning and bestselling author of sizzling romances with “spunky heroines and hunky heroes” cavorting in “the sexy worlds she creates”. Thus, this reviewer’s (possibly totally incorrect) assumption with respect to the tale: A story based on an old tale, adapted and expanded into a paranormal romance.
Conclusion: If a story of the paranormal between the characters described with added inter-association/action among members of the two parallel worlds and repetitious titillating activity is within your sphere of interest, this book is for you. For others, a plausibly interesting plot has not totally materialized.