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Monsters, magic, and mates I never knew existed.

Kia versus power pole isn't the end I expect - it's the beginning of...where do I begin? Four wildly sexy males. Powers I don't understand. And the eyes of the fae world on me as the person to unite the severed realms. No pressure.

This is book one in a steamy paranormal shifter romance series where the female main character doesn't have to choose. Expect polyamorous situations, rollicking action, ongoing storylines, and shifter lovers who find what they need from not only their queen but each other as well. Medium-burn, medium angst.

©2020 Jennifer L. Madore (P)2021 Jennifer L. Madore

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Omg I loved it!!

This was my first time listening to a book by JL Madore and I love every second of it. There are multiple different points of view in this book which you can't go wrong with. The story is really good and I'm already loving her men in the book. I can't wit for the next book to come out to know what happens next with her and her men. Gabriel Thorne and Lia Holland did an amazing/excellent job narrating this book 📖

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Great Start to a new series!

Narrated by: Lia Holland , Gabriel Thorne - I loved how this pair worked together! Their collaboration was well done! Good work you two!
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This is Book 1 in a series! This was a great start to a new series! I loved the way the author was able to pull me in, make me feel as if I was watching a mind movie, thanks to the great collaberation between the narrators. I love stories that have the FMC begin her new life knowing nothing about the supernatural world. It is one of my favorite tropes and I read this trope the most. I look forward to checking out book 2 in audio as well! I just hope that Hawk pulls his head out of his bum!

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Literal rise from the ashes

Rise of the Phoenix

Callie is in an accident that should have in essence killed her she rises with the use of magic she never knew she had. She is a phoenix. She is trying to revenge the death of her best friend. Found by a jaguar shiftier who is immediately hit with the feelings that this woman is his meat. With her resurrection the mating call is felt by a bear shifter, a wolf shifter and a hawk shifter. These four men have to get Callie to resize her power and understand that they have a calling all while balancing the everyone’s personality.

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First JL book I've listened to, won't be the last!

Before this audiobook, I had never heard of JL Madore, and I am a huge RH fan. I am so glad I gave it a shot because I fell for this story hook, line, and sinker. I enjoyed the concept and loved seeing all the different shifters (some more unique than others, which made me super happy too). The MC grew on me as the story continued, I was not 100% onboard with her in the beginning, but as the book continued, you kinda got to understand her more and see her interactions with the guys of her future harem and I understood her better. I really loved the personalities and the clashes we saw within the team. I thought it was definitely more realistic than the instant happy with no tension RH stories. This pack has issues that they will need to deal with on this tumultuous journey. I looooved most of the guys and the one we all wanted to throttle was definitely not on my good side. I hope he redeems himself more in book 2. I liked the twists (some were predictable but others were a nice touch) and I am intrigued by the subplot and the villains introduced and alluded to.

In terms of narration, I thought both Lia and Gabriel did a good job. Nothing outright frustrated me (which is always a plus haha) and they made me believe the characters. The outward arrogance of Hawk, the accents were awesome, and the snobbish attitude of the elite, all on point. I loved how you could tell the A/B/O relationships and hierarchy. The performances allowed for that dynamic to show through (especially the omega good vibes/calming nature).

Definitely would recommend this story, can't wait to listen to book 2!!

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Just WOW!!

Rise of the Phoenix by JL Madore and narrated by Lia Holland and Gabriel Thorne is the first in the Guardians of the Fae series.
We meet Calliope, prefers Callie, as one of her harem finds her after a fatal car accident, HER fatality. But as the name says, the Phoenix rises from the ash. Callie was human and now she is being confronted with all the Fae/supernaturals living in the world. We meet the Hawk, who thinks he runs everything, the Bear who is big in both forms, the Wolf who is kind and compassionate, and the Jaguar who is the epitome of the southern gentleman. Both narrators did a wonderful job with bringing each character to life.
Would I listen to this book again? YES
Would I recommend this book to others? Yes
Fair warning about the cliffhanger.

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Intense and Intriguing

Title: Rise of the Phoenix
Author: J.L. Madore
Format: Audio
Narrator: Lia Holland, Gabriel Thorne
Genre: Romance, RH, Paranormal (shifter - Jaguar, bear, hawk, wolf, phoenix)
Standalone: No - This part of the story is done but overarching story is just beginning
Part of a Series: Book 1 of Guardians of the Phoenix
POV: Calli, Jaxx, Brant, Nakotah, Hawk
Steam Level: Steamy at times
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Bears, wolves, jaguars, hawks and phoenixes oh my. Faes, orcs, and many other creatures abound in this gripping story. Rise of the Phoenix is the first book of this series and boy does it hook you from the start. Violence, suspense and a mating bond abound and I can't waif for more.

I received this audiobook for free from Audiobook Obsession and Pink Flamingo Productions. This is my honest and voluntary review.

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Enjoyed it!

Great story with interesting characters. I like the variation in the quint. The narrator does a good job telling the story and I am looking forward to starting the next book in the series. I'm rooting for Hawk in the next book.
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Monsters, Magic and Mates!

I loved these elements in my romance and this one didn't dissapoint in the least.

The plot was predictable and the characters were interesting.

The narration was enjoyable.

Overall this worked for me

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RH written by a 15 year old

The writing is so poor. Where are all these high ratings coming from???? Okay, you can be completely unoriginal and still pull off an interesting story, I've seen it done. However, when you have a "single white female to save them all" style plot at least try and make it believable. The story just seems so pointless and dumb to me. The insta-love attraction is done in such a way too fast-burn direction to be an actual story/ journey. She literally tells them " hay, I want to have sex with you, you, you and you", in comes the paper thin plot; the end. That's literally all this book has to offer along with the robotic sounding, mock-indecisive FMC and these one-note male characters. IDK, I think mostly, I don't like the author's high school like writing style. Completely lacking in depth or real character. There was a lot of opportunity to make a great fantasy romance, but the execution was at best nil to mediocre for an RH.

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Great series

New author to me but I really like this series. I can’t wait for the next part! Lia Holland and Gabriel Thorne did an excellent job at narrating

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  • Breen_R
  • 12-04-21

Phenomenal!

“Nothing is se*ier than a RH audiobook! I’m not exaggerating if you life RH, shifter and steamy moments this story is for you. Little advice do not listen this audio in public lol it’s over the top H*T! You’ll fall in love with Callie and her four men. Gabriel and Lia did an incredible job portraying the characters and the intensity of their emotions. Can’t wait for the next part!”

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  • Amanda S
  • 09-30-21

excellent start, cant wait for more

book 1 sets the stage for what I'm sure is going to be a captivating RH series. cant wait to hear how the story unfolds. excellent narration. bring on book 2!

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  • Camilla
  • 09-19-21

Steamy shifters

I just had to devour the first five books of this series before I could go back and reflect. Action-packed, steamy and sooooo hot! Calli falls into a whole new world when she dies and rises as a Phoenix. Her and her four mates are off to a rocky start, but I love how they get together to try to save the world, while getting together. Completely unputdownable, so get comfy! I'm off to the next part of the series with Keyla and HER mates.

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  • PradaInPink
  • 08-26-21

Loved it!!

This book was wonderful. The narration was spot on and I loved the different voices. The story was great and I can’t wait to hear what happens to their Phoenix next! She’s a great FMC whose strong but still vulnerable, definitely recommend!

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  • S. Cole
  • 08-05-21

Rise of the Phoenix

This is the first book in The Guardians of the Fae Realms. I was really surprised by this book. I loved the concept of the Phoenix rising and her four guardians bond to her. This book had a surprising amount of steamy 🔥🔥 parts. Loved it. Can't wait for the next book. Lia Holland and Gabriel Thorne were both phenomenal in this book!

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  • Vanessa Leighton
  • 08-05-21

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Wow, this one may have been a medium burn but it is certainly worth it, the build up was incredible. The characters and the storyline were both tight and well worth meeting. I really enjoyed the way the relationships were building and I cant wait to see more of how they will work out long term.

I love RH books and this one stood out for me as the Male characters were individuals and this is the mark of a good book for me. Cant wait for the next in the series.

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  • 🎧Mandy🎧 Sawyer 🎧Audiobook 🎧Obsession🎧 Reviewer🎧
  • 07-30-21

Great storyline

I really enjoyed this book. With magical shifters and revenge afoot it’s non stop action. The characters are likeable and strong. I hope there are more adventures from these characters. A great performance from Lia and Gabriel.
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  • Janet V.
  • 11-23-21

It’s a good listen

Cali is the true definition of a phoenix. She rises from the ashes. One minute she’s a normal human the next she’s a new being with guardians.

Cali hasn’t had an easy life and the things she goes through is unimaginable. The way Hawk treats her makes me want to reach through my phone and smack him upside his head. He’s definitely my least favorite character. The other guys kind of make up for it but she still deserves better than what she’s getting.

Over all I enjoyed the story and can’t wait to see what happens next.

Lia & Gabriel did great jobs narrating!

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  • Shakera
  • 09-13-21

Better Than Anticipated

I have come to love reverse harems, and this was no exception. It is the first one that I've listened to that was polyamorous. I wasn't sure if I would enjoy it, but this was better than I anticipated. The story was great with two amazing narrators. I appreciate that there was more than one kind of shifter. There is usually just the wolves. Also, I really loved the multi point-of-views. It was great to get the POVs of the guys, who I've come to adore. I did judge the book by the cover, which is stunning. I can't wait to read book two!

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  • Weirdpup13
  • 09-12-21

To the point

This shifter PNR is very 18+🔥 5 different shifters ( all different races ) get automatically mated to a special girl. This series moves fast so if you are a details reader this might not be a series for you. The ending felt rushed without those details but my curious mind still wants to know what will happen with these 5!