Posted by: Karen | September 23, 2013


Available now from Tantor Audio.B1593_LastRed_D

From the Publisher:

“Physicist Portia Harding’s life is grounded in facts. There’s nothing that can’t be explained by logic and science. Until she travels with her best friend to England—and accidentally summons an ethereal Virtue who bequeaths her gift of weather control to Portia . . .

Now Portia’s walking around with a literal cloud over her head—and a heart-stoppingly handsome maniac trying to kidnap her. But Theondre North is no run-of-the-mill maniac. He’s a nephilim—the son of a fallen angel—who needs Portia’s help to change his fate. Problem is, Portia’s down-to-earth attitude frustrates beings from both heavenly and hellish realms—and gets Theo turned into a vampire. But at least he has Portia to satisfy his newfound hungers—and possibly save his soul. “

My recording experience:

Yet again I had a blast with MacAlister‘s ability to serve up a vampire love story that resists all tropes.  Except, perhaps, the brooding and super sexy hero.  What sets her writing apart is her wacky sense of humor and her hyper-intelligent (yes, I learned some physics concepts with this one) but romance-challenged heroines.  Portia had some fun physical comedy as well, and the cast of characters and world that she creates was a lot of fun to inhabit.  I hope you’ll have as much fun with it as I did!

Listen to a sample here:


THIS GIVEAWAY IS NOW CLOSED.  Randi is the randomly selected winner and the CDs will be mailed out to her as soon as I get her address.  Thanks to all for entering, and thanks as well to Katie for posting about the giveaway and getting the word out.  I give away lots of books – to find out about them in the future, please consider following this blog, or my Facebook page, or on Twitter.

Happy listening!


  1. I’ve never listened to an audio book before. Well I simply have to say that Wow! I am completely hooked. I was the lucky random winner of The Last Of the Red Hot Vampires. Recently I had to go on a road trip from NY to Florida. That’s about 1170 miles one way. My hubby was unable to go with me so I was on my own. It’s a long, boring drive and I typically listen to satellite radio. This time though I had my beautiful CD’s ready and waiting. It was so amazing to listen to Karen’s voice while driving. I love the way she brought each character to life. Her range of voices was wonderful. If you have not listened to this, or any of Karen or Katie’s books then please do so right away. You will not be sorry!

    • Thanks, Randi, for your kind words. Wow, that IS a long trip 🙂 and I’m glad I was able to keep you entertained! Katie is such a fun writer – so glad I’ve been able to do some of her books and hope to again in the future. She makes me laugh, and that’s always a good thing.

  2. Thank you for thinking of the fans. You do a great job on the audio and Katie tells one mean Vamp story!

  3. You’re totally right about MacAlister’s humor! I start one of her titles, anticipating the range of zany antics the characters will get into that will amuse and amaze me. 🙂

  4. What can be better than a hot-blooded alpha male (during rush hour)

  5. Would love to win. Love the cover! Very sexy looking! Thanks for the giveaway!

  6. Would love to have. Another audio book is never a bad thing! Love Katie’s books! 🙂

  7. i havent read this one yet sample sounds good!

  8. I love all of Katie MacAlister’s books. They always have me laughing!

  9. I’ve read all of Katie Mac’s books, but never listened to any of them. Loved the sample. Can’t wait to hear more! Great giveaway 🙂

  10. I have wanted to read this but as a fulltime college student and part time teller I haven’t had much time 😦

  11. I’ve had this in my TBR pile for ages, but haven’t had time to read anything “fun” for a long time. An audiobook though…I might be able to get to.

  12. Love this book.

  13. Love Katie’s books!!!! Love audio books!!!! Love Karen’s narration of Katie’s audio books!!!! Thankyou for sharing with us!

  14. Katie MacAlister never fails to cheer me up when I am down, her books are highly entertaining.

  15. I love all of Katie’s books. I would treasure another.

  16. I love audio books and totally love Katie MacAlister’s books. I listen to audio books at work and while driving. This would be awesome. Thanks so much for the chance to win.

  17. I love that book! And the audiobook would fit perfectly into my collection!

  18. Katie’s (or Aisling) is the bee’s knees.
    All her books are the koolest. Thanks for
    this contest and I hope I am the lucky one.
    Helen in Ark.

  19. I love your books, and would love a chance to hear them given a voice!

  20. I love to listen to audiobooks, and I’ve been wanting to check out Katie’s books.

  21. What a great giveaway! I am a big fan and would love to win.

  22. Love this book!!

  23. Love Katie MacAlister’s books! thank you for giving away a copy. what fun!!

  24. I love Katie MacAlister’s books!

  25. Ooh…Katie in audio! It has to be wonderful, and Karen sounds great 🙂

  26. I have all if her books for this series and the dragons and all the audio books except the two that never had audio rights bought to them. I love her books and so happy that the missing two books will be going to audio!

  27. Oooooh…Katie in audio! Would love to hear it.

  28. I love love love this book! I would love to win!

  29. Love her books!!!

  30. Katie’s books are excellent! Would love to win.

  31. Katie is awesome – I need an audiobook to keep me company on the NJ turnpike!


  33. I love Katie MacAlister’s books, but don’t always have time to just sit and read. Would be great to listen during my commute to and from work. Also can’t wait for The Return to Tradd Street to come out.

  34. I love Katie MacAlister books, but don’t always have time to just sit and read. To be able to listen while I commute would be great.

  35. Loved this book and would treasure an audio version ❤

  36. I would love this audiobook!

  37. I love Katie’s books. It would love to win this

  38. I adore Katie and would love to win an audio copy of this book. Thank you for the audio clip too. Sounds wonderful.

  39. I’d love to win. Thanks for the giveaway!

  40. Oh my ..,. I’ve never listened to an audio book, Katie would surely be a great way to start !! I love all her books !! VvvV

  41. I love your books, would love to win one!!!

  42. Awesome! 🙂

  43. This is a great giveaway. Love all of Katie’s books.

  44. This sounds like an awesome book.

  45. Love Katie’s books. She has a sense of humor that matches my own.

  46. An audio book would come in very handy while driving, others tend to get snarky when I try to finish a chapter while I wait for the light to change.

  47. Love Katie MacAlister! Thanks for sharing your copy with the lucky winner. Would love to win, but good luck to everyone.

    evanlea at gmail dot com

  48. Appreciate the contest opportunity!

  49. I love her books & this would be awesome to have

  50. I love her books & this would be awesome to have & listen to when out.

  51. Awesome! I love audio books!!! Especially hers!!!

  52. Love love love this series!

  53. I would love this!!!!

  54. I would love to have it! ❤

  55. I thoroughly enjoy Katie MacAliter’s books but I’ve never listened to one as an audio book even though I do listen to quite a few audio books while commuting and travelling for work. This would be a great listen I bet!

  56. Katie is my all time favorite author!! Would LOVE to win this!!

  57. I would love to get a chance to have this. Thanks for the contest. 🙂

  58. I’ve never heard one of Katie’s books on audio. I’d love to begin!!

  59. Katie’s sense of humor never fails to make me laugh and turn my day upside down when I’m reading one of her novels. I love to get lost in the rich tapestry of worlds that she creates. I download and listen to audiobooks often. It would be fun to add an audio version of one of Katie’s books to my collection.

  60. I really enjoy Katies books, and would love an audio version of one. I listen to those while cleaning and cooking! Really makes the time fly!

  61. I would love to win an audio book

  62. ♥ Katie MacAlister and ♥ listening to her books!

  63. sounds like a great book and I cant wait to read!!!!

  64. Love Katie’s books, the humor makes you laugh out loud no matter where you are while reading. I have never listened to a audiobook but would love to just to see if they have the same humor in their voice that I have in my head when I’m reading!

  65. Katie Is one of the few author’s that have me laughing our loud and my family looking at me like I’m weird. Love love love all her books and can’t wait for her books !

  66. I’ve actually never tried audiobooks, but this would be a great one to run (hah! who am I kidding? WALK) to this Fall. Pick me! Pick me!

  67. I love Katie’s books!

  68. I would love to hear one of her audio books

  69. What a great giveaway! I love audio books, and Katie MacAlister, so this is a win/win 🙂

  70. I am a huge fan of audiobooks AND of Katie MacAlister, but have never *listened* to one of Katie’s books! Words can’t explain how excited I would be to win a copy! Thanks 🙂

  71. Love love love Katie’s books. They are always a good time 🙂

  72. I love Katie MacAlister’s books! And I can’t wait to get my hands on this one too!

  73. I’ve read all of Katie Macalister books and would love to hear a Dark One on Audio.

  74. I too am a big fan of Katie Mac. I’ve yet to listen to any of her books though. I think it would be a hoot. Please count me in.

  75. I’ve tried to listen to all of Katie McAllister’s books over the years; they are wacky fun and make for great listening, and you sound wonderful. Somehow I’ve managed to miss this one, so thanks for the chance to get it.

  76. She writes the best books and I love her sense of humor.

  77. so – I’m halfway through Hard Days Knight – I’m loving it so far – would love a chance at another of your combined efforts!!

  78. Thanks for the contest!

  79. I have read the her books but have not listened to audio period, this would be too fun…!

  80. I have read almost all of Katie MacAlister’s books I would love a chance to hear one of them. Thank you.

  81. I have enjoyed the other audiobooks you have done. Once I am done listening, I will donate it to my library.

  82. i love a good vampire story..would love to win this

  83. I have loved Katie for a very long time. I’d love to win this.

  84. I’ve read several of Katie’s books, but I’ve never had one of her audio books. I’d love a chance to win. Thank you.

  85. I’ve read Kate MacAlister’s books – would love to listen to an audio version.

  86. Sounds like a fun audiobook to listen to and enjoy. I have not read Katie MacAlister. Thanks.

  87. I would love a chance to try another Katie MacAlister book.

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