Made for Sin Audiobook by Stacia Kane (REVIEW)

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Review of: Made for Sin Audiobook
Stacia Kane

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On September 9, 2016
Last modified:September 9, 2016


Made for Sin Audiobook

By: Stacia Kane

Narrated by: Aiden Snow

Published by: Tantor Media 08/30/2016

Made for Sin Audiobook by Stacia Kane

3.5 Hearts Rating Image- Hot Listens

8 hrs and 7 mins

genre: Urban Fantasy

Made for Sin Audiobook Sample

Made for Sin Audiobook

3 Hearts

I’ve been a huge fan of Stacia Kane for several years now. I started off reading her Megan Chase series and then really fell in love with her after starting the Downside Ghosts series (Downside is especially good on audio). It has been since since 2012 that I’ve gotten a full length book from Ms. Kane. Needless to say, I was pretty excited.

Made for Sin is a story that, of course, is set in Sin City itself, Las Vegas. The story is told by E. L. Speare (don’t ask him his first name), a PI with a dark side. He has a demon inside him. He must commit a sin everyday or the demon takes over, only to leave Speare waking up to carnage. It can be any of the mortal sins, but the bigger, the longer the demon will let him go before he has to commit the next sin. Shoplifting is one of the smaller sins we see him commit to pacify his demon.

When a body start to turn up with a piece missing, as in a whole arm taken from the shoulder, Speare is on the case to help look for what is going on. Then even more bodies with missing pieces start to turn up. There is also a demon sword involved. Speare decides the best place to start looking is for someone who just got their hands on the demon sword. He recruits a thief, in Ardeth Coyle, who also dealer in occult artifacts.

This was a good story. It has all the things you expect from a solid Urban Fantasy book. The world that Kane built in Vegas does it proud. Add in the magic and it is a solid location that any UF fan would enjoy. Speare is a great tortured hero, who is working hard to be “good”. Ardeth is a solid heroine who isn’t trying nearly as hard to be good. The suspense and action are all there. All in all, this is a solid story. That being said, I didn’t love it as much as I expected to. I think this book might have suffered from “too high of expectations” and “over anticipation”. As much as I loved Kane’s first two series, I think I expected this one to blow me out of the water and it just didn’t do that. Kane mentions on her blog, that this book could be a stand alone or possibly a start to a new series. If there is a book two, I will definitely give it a go. I know that it is often that the first book of a series is okay, but get way better with more stories. I’m sure Kane could do that, as I’ve loved her other series. I really hope that there is a book two.

Made for Sin Narration

4 Hearts

This is my first book with Aiden Snow as narrator. I really liked him. I thought he did a great job with our tortured hero. I also liked his women’s voices. The pace was great. I thought he really brought the darker side to the story. He is definitely a narrator that I will be on the look out for in the future.

Author: Stacia KaneStacia Kane is the author of the light-hearted romantic urban fantasy “Megan Chase” series starting with PERSONAL DEMONS.

She currently writes the gritty dystopian urban fantasy “Downside” series starring Chess Putnam and featuring ghosts, human sacrifice, drugs, witchcraft, punk rock, and a badass ’69 Chevelle. She bleaches her hair and wears a lot of black.

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Narrator Aiden Snow

Aiden Snow is a narrator of Romance and Erotic Romance audio books. You can find out more information at his website (coming soon)


I like to thanks Tantor Media for providing me with a copy of this audiobook in exchange for an honest review.

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ML Simmons Reviewer

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Melanie Simmons
I’m Melanie and I live in Ohio. I have two horses and a dog. I’m an animal lover, avid book reader and audiobook listener. I like to live vicariously through fictional characters. I enjoy reading and listening to mostly fictional books in the paranormal genre, including Urban Fantasy, Paranormal Romance and Horror. My favorite paranormal creatures are shifters, doesn’t matter the flavor.


  1. I have this for review and I’m excited to read it. I have to say, my excitement is tempered because I would have liked more Downside rather than a new series, but I’ll take what I get:) I’m glad you liked the narration too, since that’s what I have. Hopefully my expectations aren’t too high!

    • It was a good story. I would like to read more of them (if she continues the series). I hope you enjoy it as much as I did. πŸ™‚

  2. What’s taking Downside so long? Is the series cancelled? Is Kane going through a slump or something?

    • I know she’s been fighting carpal tunnel. I think I remember reading a long time ago about some other things that caused delays, but I don’t remember exactly what they were. I did find a post about this book and she does mention that more Downside are coming, but doesn’t give any details or timelines. You can look at the bottom of this post.

  3. Another new to me author thanks Melanie. This sounds good

    • I really love Stacia Kane. She writes so well. I really enjoy her characters. The Megan Chase series is a trilogy. There are currently 5 books in Downside, with possibly more on the way.

  4. I remember when Downside came out and all the hype. I didn’t listen/read, it just wasn’t for me. But this one sounds interesting. Kind of like a darker Dresden? πŸ˜‰ I’ll wait to see if there will be more. Thanks!

    • I don’t think the story is darker than Dresden, but if the series continues, it might get there. Speare is darker than Harry, if that makes sense.

    • I don’t think the story is darker than Dresden, but if the series continues, it might get there. Speare is darker than Harry, if that makes sense.

  5. I still haven’t tried this author. I have had her other series on my wish list. I am sad to hear that this one didn’t quite meet your expectations, but sometimes as you know, UF starts slow and gets better.

    • That is what I think will happen here. Stacia Kane is a great author. I think this story just needs more time. I love both of her other series. πŸ™‚

  6. I’ve heard the same thing from others. Perhaps it is too high expectations. I have yet to read Downside but I have book 1 on my tbr! πŸ˜€

    • I think that is exactly what it was. It is a good story. I do recommend you give it a try, if you’re in the mood for UF.

  7. I like the idea behind this! Can’t say I’ve read one with a demon possessed main that has to commit sins πŸ˜‰ Have a great weekend!!

    • I like the idea behind this one too. Kane’s Megan Chase series is about demons too. πŸ™‚

  8. Oh neat! I like the idea of a new urban fantasy world set in Vegas with some gritty characters. I have the first few books in her Downside Ghosts series that I hope to read at some point.

    And yay, another new narrator to like. A guy doing women’s voices well is a good versatile talent.

    • I hope you get a chance to try Ms. Kane at some point. I agree that men who are able to do women’s voices are great.

  9. I’m just too bitter about not having a new Downside story that I can’t bring myself to try this one. LOL

    I do feel a relisten of Downside coming on. Might be how I spend my free time once I’m done with school in December.

    • I will have to do a relisten before the next Downside books comes out (if another does finally appear).

  10. Ooo that sounds like a good set up for a series. I have her Downside series but have yet to start it. Poor things have sat on the shelf here for years!

    • I have some series that many people have raved about and I’ve yet to start them. There are just so many good ones out there. I hope you get a chance to try them sometime soon.

  11. When you have a favorite it is really hard to not expect every book, new or not, not to blow you out of the water. Hopefully if she does do a book two you will like it even more. πŸ˜‰

    • Exactly. And it isn’t like this one was bad, it just wasn’t didn’t have me glued to my earbuds as much.

  12. Not read this author yet though I do have book one of the Downside Ghost series on audio. πŸ™‚ It’s hard not to have those high expectations when it comes to our favorite authors. Great review! πŸ™‚

    • Thanks, Stormi. I try to go into a new series without expectations, but it is hard.

  13. From a review I read a few weeks back I knew that I wanted to give this read a try. I thought it would be a great introduction to this author’s writing before I tried her UF series. Maybe I’ll try this one on audio too.

    • I did enjoy this narrator. I thought he did a great job portraying this character.

  14. I hope you’ll have a book 2 too! I haven’t finished her other series where I have only read book 1 lol in fact. But I was surprised to see this one because I hadn’t heard about a new series but for now I saw many mixed reviews so I don’t really know.

    • It isn’t a bad book, I did enjoy the story. I think my problem is that her Downside series is one of my all-time favorites. It is hard to live up to after having a series that I loved so much.

  15. This sounds good, and nope I have not tried this author yet. I will check out the ones you mentioned!

    • If you decide to try the Downside series, it is a must listen for me. It has an amazing narrator in Bahni Turpin. The Megan Chase series isn’t available on audio, but still a fun read.

  16. I found the world building here to be awesome, too, Melanie! And I really hope there will be more to Speare and Ardith. I thought their interactions and chemistry were well done, and I enjoyed the dark side of Sin City.

    • I hope that she continues this storyline. It was a fun story.

  17. I have this one for review as well, Melanie. Funny, we both got hooked on Stacia Kane the same way…starting with Megan Chase. πŸ˜‰ I’m happy you liked this one overall. We’ll compare notes once I get it listened to. πŸ™‚

    • I’m not sure how many people have read Megan Chase. I think most people started with Downside. I really enjoyed the demons in the first one. The brothers were so much fun. I’ve been thinking about a re-read and review, since I wasn’t blogging then.

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