Tea and Biscuits Book Discussions: Audible Romance Package

Welcome to another week of joining in on the Tea and Biscuits book discussions where we talk shop about books, blogging, and more!!

Today I would like to cover a topic that has become close to my heart and has been so fun for me lately. I wanted to share my thoughts on this new delight. I am sure if you are a romance lover or love audio books, than you have heard of this.

So Audible came out with a special package for those that love romance and the moment that I heard of this package, I just knew that I was in love with this idea. So what is the romance package?

Well this is where Audible offers unlimited listening to a various array of romances on audio. Now there are two ways that you can grab at this package. If you already have a membership than its only $6.95, and if you want the package on your own than its $14.95. So what is in the package? It features thousands of books, you can search through various topics, themes and categories. There are various genres, and there are some top pick authors that you woudn’t expect to be in this deal. Let me list a few that are included: Mary Balogh, Kristen Ashley, Vi Keeland, Lexi Blake, Kristen Proby, Maya Banks, Stephanie Laurens, and Thea Harrison just to name a few.

I won’t say that this package has everything, because it doesn’t have ALL the romance. But it has quite a few great titles that still surprises me that would be a part of this package. In my opinion this is well worth the cost, because I have discovered so many wonderful authors the past month since trying out this package and I definitely plan on keeping it.

There are some aspects of this package that doesn’t really appeal to me. It has the option to skip ahead to various moments such as first kiss or the conflict of the relationship. Personally I don’t think I will ever do this, because I like listening to the full story or I feel like I am missing out on something important. They also offer you a scale to see how steamy the story really is. Now from what I have seen so far, its pretty accuarate but I have only listened to a few audiobooks from this package so that option is still on the fence in how much I will pay attention to it.

What is nice that there is a small purple icon at the top right so that you know if its a part of the package. And there are quite a bit of books that are offered. I will say that there is one more con to this package that I hope will change in the future. I feel like the Contemporary genre is the most prevalent of the package and I would like to see more balance in the sub genres. I would love to see WAY more historical and paranormal especially. There just isn’t enough of that genre to satisfy me and I am crossing my fingers that this will happen soon. If not, its alright because I am trying new authors in Contemporary and New Adult that I am loving to read and listen to so far.

Some of my favorite titles in this package that I have tried so far:

Driven by K. Bromberg

Easy Kisses by Kristen Proby

The Duke and I by Julia Quinn

Lover Eternal by J.R. Ward

The Baller by Vi Keeland

If you are intrigued and would like to sign up or try it out for free for the first month, check it out HERE

Have you tried the Romance Package yet? What are your thoughts on this? Do you love it or hate it?

Tea and Biscuits Book Discussions: New Years Goals and Resolutions

Its year 2018 and can you believe we are already beginning a new year? I just love the feeling of a fresh start and I love be able to look back at the past year and the things I want to do or focus on a bit more in the new year. There is a great feeling of newness and energy that I always look forward to every single year.

This year I want to be able to focus more on myself, to become a strong and healthier ME. So my goals are pretty simple this year, not as extensive as previous years.

First goal: Be healthy and fit. I have started to eat better, to be more healthy and cut out sugars less, less carbs and more lean proteins and grains. I have started up the BBG program by Kayla Itsines and her fiancee who both have degrees in fitness and health and put this program together. Aren’t they so adorable together??!!  I am so excited, since I have loved doing this program two years ago and it works!!! I even got some nice defined abs, but more than looking better than I ever have before, I felt stronger and happier. I want to get to that place again. While living in Texas, I gained 50 lbs, and that is more than I have ever gained in my whole life. So I want to lose the fat NOW!! hehe What I love about the BBG program, it has a app which offers meal plans, workout videos and guides, you can even track your water intake so you make sure you stay hydrated which is vital when working out. If you want to do this with me, and I could totally use a partner to keep me on track, let me know or check out her website especially if you like workouts that are tough but short and fun.

Now my other goal is become more happier in life. To start exploring nature, doing more meditation and yoga and begin adult coloring again. I also plan on becoming more social and meeting more people again. Most of my friends here in Utah are all married with kids. I just don’t have much in common with them anymore. So I plan on going out more to meet people and make friends and date because I miss MEN ladies.

As for the blog, I want to do more with social media and be more consistet with commenting. I also want to polish up my site a bit more for my readers.

What are your resolutions for the New Year in 2018? Any fun plans or goals you would like to share? I would love to know!! 🙂