Nite Fire: Smoke & Mirrors (Book 3) AUDIO BOOK by C. L. Schneider

Nite Fire: Smoke & Mirrors (Book 3) by C.L. Schneider, Fantasy Author
Genre – Urban Fantasy, Supernatural Thriller, Paranormal Mystery
Listening Length – 15 hours 16 minutes
Narrated by: Cassandra L. King
Cover Designer – Alan Dingman

She knows monsters are real because she is one. But how long can she hide the truth?
Secrets are a dragon’s best friend. Deception is a close second. Both provide a sturdy armor, allowing half-dragon shapeshifter, Dahlia Nite, to live undetected among the humans. Walking in two worlds, belonging in neither, she wraps herself in a shroud of lies to hide in plain sight. But nothing stays hidden forever.
When dismembered bodies of multiple species are dumped on the riverbank, the case falls to Dahlia and Detective Alex Creed. Backed by Sentinel City’s new task force, the pair find themselves urged along by clues that seem too good to be true. Bouncing from one crime scene to the next, they hunt for a clear motive in a murky sea of conflicting evidence. Already on edge from the recent string of unexplained crimes, the city begins to unravel.
Drowning in missing creatures, slaughtered remains, masked men—and the search for her sidekick’s missing sister—Dahlia burns the candle at both ends. Seeking answers, she employs her empathic abilities, and uncovers something deeper and more sinister than a simple serial killer’s web. As the dots connect, and worlds collide, she struggles to shields her friends from the truth. But secrets can be deadly. And Dahlia’s not the only one who keeps them.
Smoke & Mirrors is the third book in the Nite Fire Series.


C. L. Schneider is an award-winning author of adult epic and urban fantasy, including The Crown of Stones Trilogy and the Nite Fire Series. Born in a small Kansas town, she resides in New York’s scenic Hudson Valley Region with her husband and two sons. To learn more about the worlds Schneider creates, please visit or connect with her on social media, where she is an active part of the indie author community.

Author Interview With C. L. Schneider





Noémie’s Journey AUDIO BOOK by Victoria Saccenti – Review by Shelly Kittell

What a fantastic book! Based in the south in 1069, dealing with racial issues and romance and injustices made this book still relevant today. My favorite part was watching Noemie grown and take her life back. When she told Serena off, I was so happy for her. So well-written and beautifully done, I recommend this book to everyone.

Noémie’s Journey AUDIO BOOK by Victoria Saccenti – Review by M Policicchio

Noémie’s Journey AUDIO BOOK by Victoria Saccenti


4 out of 5 Stars


In 1968, Noemie BellaRose lives in a small South Carolina town.  Her family moved there from New Orleans.  Noemie fights the realities of living in this small town as a Creole woman but has made a home for herself and her brother.  Noemie is attending night school to finish her college degree in accounting.  A degree is part of Noemie’s plan to secure the future for her and her brother.  


Richard Winters left a broken dream in New York.  He got on his motorcycle and rode away from the pain and the past.  He stopped in Noemie’s small town.  Richard didn’t plan on staying but he did.  He didn’t want any trouble but he found it when the town’s Queen B took a shine to him.  Richard didn’t want love but fate had other plans when he crossed paths with Noemie.  


Noemie and Richard were battling the long-held beliefs in the South, Richard’s past, and Noemie’s family situation.  When things start coming to a head in the small town, will Richard and Noemie face the future together?  


The support that Noemie discovers from friends is endearing.  I love that Richard is not afraid to stand up for Noemie or their love no matter the cost to him.  This is a sweet love story with a HEA.  


Warning:  The book contains scenes depicting domestic violence and attempted sexual assault.  This may trigger some listeners

Noemie’s Journey AUDIO BOOK by Victoria Saccenti – Review by Cindy Mayberry

Noemie’s Journey


By Victoria Saccenti 


This is a romance with a little bit of a history. The days when mixed marriages were frowned upon. In this story Noemie and Richard come face to face with racism. You will get to go back to the sixties and read along as these two incredible people fight for love. Richard will do just about anything for Noemie. Noemie, having racism thrown at her daily, just wants to protect the man she loves. Even if it means she can’t see him or love him. How will these 2 beautiful people’s hearts find where love leads them?


Victoria Saccenti has opened the door to the 60s. A time when the people were divided by race and color. A time where people could get killed over talking to the wrong person. Growing up in the 60s I remember hearing such horrific stories. This is a beautifully written story about just such forbidden love. One I think everybody will enjoy. Noemie is such a strong independent woman. Richard is a strong protector, who loves who he loves. The characters in this story are believable in how life was back then. You will find the world around you fades away as you listen to this story of forbidden love. Hop on this audio train and listen in. Well Done Victoria Saccenti!  Well Done! ! ! 



Noémie’s Journey AUDIO BOOK by Victoria Saccenti – Review by Ashley Hasting

This Audible story was truly one I couldn’t stop listening to. It takes you back in history when not everyone was working together. It showed you how romance between two different people were like and treated. Noémie and Richard were so well described and I love their backgrounds and stories. Well done to this book!


Reviewed by @ash18235


Noémie’s Journey AUDIO BOOK by Victoria Saccenti – Review by Dawn Daughenbaugh

5 Stars

Noémie’s Journey AUDIO BOOK by Victoria Saccenti


Noémie’s Journey AUDIO BOOK by Victoria Saccenti is a Contemporary Romance that I absolutely loved listening to  I found myself so caught up in the story  I didn’t want to do anything else but listen to the narrator.  I enjoyed listening I find it very calming especially with how crazy stuff is nowadays. Anyways this is my first audio book by this author and I’m definitely a fan. This is Richard and Noémie’s story you can say opposites attract only because  one’s running from the past while the other is trying to make a future. God I love these to characters and their chemistry between them is crazy. Can these two have the relationship they want /need or will it end in heartbreak? I highly recommend listening/reading this  to find out what happens next.  I look forward to listening to more from this Author and  the narrator.

Noémie’s Journey AUDIO BOOK by Victoria Saccenti – Review by Lorralei Hoerner

I loved this story of Noemi and Richard. Richard wants to protect Noemi really pulls at my heart strings. Setting of a small town, the racism that Noemi had to deal with on a daily basis… I couldn’t possibly imagine. There are so many obstacles as Richard is white, while Noemi is not…and the story taking place in the 60’s with some rocky times for social equality. This story is heartbreaking at times and beautiful.

Noémie’s Journey AUDIO BOOK by Victoria Saccenti – Review by Bobbi Wagner

This is my first audio book by this author which I enjoyed from beginning to end.  I enjoyed being pulled into the story by the narrator’s tone of voice.  I also enjoyed how they kept it engaging for me.  The characters are not only connectable but the narrator also did a great job of bringing them to life.  This is a story about Noemie and Richard.  They are opposites, one running from the past and the other trying to make a future.  What will fate have in store for these two?  Can love find a way or will it be nothing but heartbreak?  I really liked both of these characters and their chemistry together.  It is a great romance story that I highly recommend.  It is not only worth listening to but it will keep you listening to the end.

Noémie’s Journey AUDIO BOOK by Victoria Saccenti – Review by Dr. Anya Schultz

In “Noémie’s Journey”, Richard Winters rode his beloved motorcycle from New York to North Carolina trying to escape his past. As he was trying to start a new life, an unexpected interest, Noémie Bellerose, caught his attention. However, in 1968, in the south, this was going to cause some problems since he was a white man intrigued with a woman who came from a problem family and was not 100% white. Through their journey, they faced many trials and tribulations due to individuals in town not agreeing with this possible arrangement. In addition, Noémie and her younger brother also have to deal with an alcoholic and abusive father. They were realistic about what a relationship would mean; did this hinder or enhance their future? I thought this was a pretty good book. I enjoyed the message the book was portraying: diversity isn’t something to fear; adversity can make one stronger; having a partner helps soften the blow; and love can conquer so much, to name a few.   

Noémie’s Journey AUDIO BOOK by Victoria Saccenti – Review by Anastasia Dodson

This was such a good listen! I was hooked from the beginning because the story was awesome and so was this narrator. This was a very long listen for me at over 12 hours. I had to listen in multiple sessions but I enjoyed it enough to keep coming back. I would recommend this to a friend!
Happy Reading!