Thursday, June 15, 2017


Author: Terry Maggert

Narrator: Julia Whelan

Length: 6h 20m

Publisher: Terry Maggert

Genre: Fantasy

Her guardian angel was pushed. Keiron was never meant to be anything other than a hero. Born high above in a place of war and deception, he is Heartborn, a being of purity and goodness in a place where violence and deceit are just around every corner. His disappearance will spark a war he cannot see, for Keiron has pierced the light of days to save a girl he has never met, for reasons he cannot understand. Livvy Foster is seventeen, brave, and broken. With half a heart, she bears the scars of a lifetime of pain and little hope of survival. Until Keiron arrives. In the middle of a brewing war and Livvy’s failing heart, Keiron will risk everything for Livvy, because a Heartborn’s life can only end in one way: Sacrifice. Fall with Livvy and Keiron as they seek the truth about her heart, and his power, and what it means to love someone who will give their very life to save you.

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Born in 1968, I discovered fishing shortly after walking, a boon, considering I lived in South Florida. After a brief move to Kentucky, my family trekked back to the Sunshine State. I had the good fortune to attend high school in idyllic upstate New York, where I learned about a mythical substance known as “Seasons”. After two or three failed attempts at college, I bought a bar. That was fun because I love beer, but, then, I eventually met someone smarter than me (a common event), and, in this case, she married me and convinced me to go back to school–which I did, with enthusiasm. I earned a Master’s Degree in History and rediscovered my love for writing. My novels explore dark fantasy, immortality, and the nature of love as we know it. I live near Nashville, Tennessee, with the aforementioned wife, son, and herd, and, when I’m not writing, I teach history, grow wildly enthusiastic tomato plants, and restore my 1967 Mustang.
  Julia Whelan is an actor, writer, and audiobook narrator. She is perhaps most well known for her acting work on ABC’s Once and Again and her award-winning narration of over 200 audiobooks (including Gillian Flynn’s Gone Girl). Her debut novel is forthcoming. After a healthy career as a child actor, Whelan attended Middlebury College and Oxford University, graduating with a degree in English and Creative Writing.

Talk about unconditional love and sacrifice of yourself for someone else. The world and character building of this book is phenomenal. Kieron and Livvy . . . If I start talking about them, I will lose my head. Separating the story from the audio for moment. The story is developed. When Keiron looses his wings . . . *sighs* - I actually had to listen to the book over a few times because my kindle went a little wonky and wouldn't pick up where I had left off. But that's okay. I got experience the first 40% more than once. Which everyone should. Terry Maggert did a really great job reeling me in. I am uber excited for Moon Born!

Now let's bring the story back to the audio. Julia Whelan did a great job bringing the story and the characters to life. Also, her voice matches her face. And I mean that with admiration. Did you see her photo above! She's beautiful! Off topic. Julia did a great job narrating the story. She did Livvy justice. The pain and the memories of her heart drew me in further. I have several weaknesses in books. Young dads, people with disabilities/conditions. Julia gave Livvy a voice. Keiron was in perspective. The Wingborn characters were also brought to life. It was fantastic.


I received this audiobook as part of my participation in a blog tour with Audiobookworm Promotions. The tour is being sponsored by Terry Maggert. The gifting of this audiobook did not affect my opinion of it.
I have not made a dream cast in like . . . a while. Like a long time. I don't really have an entire cast. I'm sure that will come later. But for some reason, every time I closed my eyes to let Keiron's character awaken in my head, I imagined him with this strong demeanor. He's kind and super sweet, yes. But when I think of angelic-like beings, they have a strong and determined feel about them. And before you go shouting at me, yes I know Christopher Mason's been around, but I remember from before the Selena Gomez video. He was in Demi Lovato's Here We Go Again video and I still have a major crush on him, even though it's probably not as obsessively as my 17 year-old self. I did, and still, have a thing for the thick hair that is longer. Just imagine him with wings for a moment.
Livvy is delicate and beautiful, kind and thoughtful. Harder to find her a face. I'll find her. I will.


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