Title: Troll Or Derby
Author: Red Tash
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I'll be honest, I've never gotten through an audiobook before Troll Or Derby. I've always had issues focusing on the story or being able to tell who the heck was talking. I also have the bad habit of giggling like a little kid whenever the reader gets to a cuss word. Troll Or Derby managed to keep my attention, and I could easily distinguish which character was speaking. The characters came to life as I was listening, which sounds corny but it's true. I could easily picture Deb running/rolling around town in attempts to protect her sister. I've read the ebook in the past, but I honestly think the audiobook version is my favorite. And trust me, I don't say that lightly.
Below is my review for the ebook that I wrote near the beginning of this year. Though I did edit a few lines of it to suit the audiobook version and to fix grammar errors. It's the same story, I just wanted to clarify that my review still stands on the awesomeness that is Troll Or Derby.
Deb (aka Roller Deb) is an outcast that looks after her drug addict sister, Gennifer. The book starts with Deb saving her sister from a burning trailer and quickly escalates to other crazy events that kept me on my toes. When Gennifer goes missing, Deb goes to rescue her from the drug dealer boyfriend Dave. In Deb's adventure to save Gennifer, she meets Harlow, a hunky troll that I couldn't get enough of.
Harlow is drawn to Deb from the first second he sees her her. When he finally catches up to Roller Deb he helps her find her way through the paranormal aspects of the world she never knew existed. I absolutely loved Harlow's character; he's the sexy, quiet guy that isn't afraid to get his hands dirty to save his woman. So pretty much he's the guy that every woman wants in their life.
I was so happy while reading because Red Tash mixed it up and had alternating points of view each chapter between Deb and Harlow. This allowed me to get a more well rounded view of the main characters and how both of them think versus how they act. Troll or Derby is one of the most unique books I've ever read. It effortlessly blends roller derby, romance, finding oneself, rescue and more in a tidy package. I found myself listening for a bit and saying "just one more chapter" so I could see what would happen next (even though I already knew). If you enjoy paranormal books, Troll or Derby is a must buy.
Red Tash is super generous and is giving away (1) Audiobook copy of Troll Or Derby. Enter via the form below. If you elect to do the extra entries please leave the links/username/name you follow as either as a comment or in the form.
Giveaway will end on 12/06/13 at 11:59PM CST. I will contact the winner via email on 12/07/13, they will have 48 hours to confirm, then I will send the winner's contact information to the author. Good luck!