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Grace Kinsella is social. But she likes the anonymity of being a blue bird on Twitter, where she can shoot arrows of pithy filth at her favorite movie star. Virtual love is right up her alley.

Vaughn Asher is dominant. But only in private. A former child actor turned mega-movie action hero, Vaughn knows how to navigate a world filled with paparazzi, avoid the tabloids, and have his fun, too.

Worlds collide on Saint Thomas when Grace comes face to face with the muse who has propelled her into dirty-tweeting stardom online. And he's got an offer she can't refuse. After all, how many people get a chance to live out their sexual fantasies with the man of their dreams? Too bad the man of her dreams turns out to be a #dick.

Social is a three-book bundle consisting of Follow, Like, and Block from the best-selling Social Media series.

©2015 Julie A Huss (P)2016 Julie A Huss

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So much better than I thought.

At the start I wasn't quiet sure about this story but as the story progressed, I found Grace to be so funny and in control of what she wanted in life. Meeting her movie star idol who in your fantasy world is the perfect guy. Grace soon realizes fantasy and real life is not the same. Lots of hot raw challenging sex this book shouldn't disappoint. The Narration is done well, I enjoyed the ride and looking forward to books 4 5 6. cheers

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#addicted

If you could sum up Social: The Social Media Series, Books 1-3 in three words, what would they be?

Fast paced, unpredictable and funny - I loved this omnibus and didn't want to stop listening!

What was one of the most memorable moments of Social: The Social Media Series, Books 1-3?

The tweets and messages! I loved the sound effects for the flashbacks and notification pings!

What about Mark Kamish and Autumn Clark ’s performance did you like?

Both narrators brought the characters to life! I found that both Mark and Autumn were very expressive and their voices were so easy to listen to.

Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

Yes, I would have if I could hit pause on real life! It was like listening to a movie unfold!

Any additional comments?

I am a HUGE fan of JA Huss and I am kicking myself for taking this long to start this series! As always Ms. Huss doesn't disappoint with her unpredictable storylines, multi layered characters and twists! It was addictive to listen to!

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  • Jeri-Lynn C.
  • 07-06-2016

Such a dirty bird...

Would you consider the audio edition of Social: The Social Media Series, Books 1-3 to be better than the print version?

That is a hard question. But the narrators really have brought the book to life!

What did you like best about this story?

Hee hee, the dirty tweets :)

What about Mark Kamish and Autumn Clark ’s performance did you like?

Autumn really brought Grace to life! She had me laughing so hard at her expressions and delivery of the book.

Mark did great as Vaughn, he made him powerful and really made him come alive off the pages.

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  • Xkoqueen
  • 03-06-2016

#Smoldering #Flirty #Fun

What made the experience of listening to Social: The Social Media Series, Books 1-3 the most enjoyable?

I read the entire serial (books 1-6) when it was first published in 2014, and enjoyed it so much, I got the audiobook as well. The audio version really brings the characters to life. The dialogue seemed so much more personal. Grace and Vaughn's intimate interactions were more tender and more intense. There is no skimming, or rushing in listening to a book, and I find that I captured more of the detail and nuances while listening to Social.

What was one of the most memorable moments of Social: The Social Media Series, Books 1-3?

I loved every one of Grace's sassy tweets as well as her dubbing her tweets as "pithy filth". I adored Vaughn sweating out his baccarat game with Mr. Li who forced Vaughn to see how much he valued Grace.I also enjoyed Vaughn reminiscing about how Felicity had changed his life.

Which character – as performed by Mark Kamish and Autumn Clark – was your favorite?

Wow--that's a hard one to choose. Both narrators were great, but I didn't care for the opposite sex narration. I anticipated the main characters only being spoken by a same gender narrator. Again--both narrators were superb. If I had to choose one character I think I'd go with Chrissy--the future Mrs. Brazen. The character came off as "hoi polloi" but genuine and sincere.

If you were to make a film of this book, what would the tag line be?

#Are YouAFilthyBluebird

Any additional comments?

J.A. Huss knows how to create interesting characters and keep readers riveted as she reveals all their secrets.
I loved the character development in Follow, the first book in the series. Grace and Vaughn are a mixed bag of all-messed-up, and when they meet the fireworks start. Ms. Huss made me want to like them but not quite be able to. I vacillated between being riveted and disgusted by the choices they made.
Huss is the master of outwardly strong but truly fragile and damaged female characters who eventually come into their own. Her men are a beautiful blend of machismo and tenderness. Grace and Vaughn are perfect examples. Grace is strong and weak at the same time. Vaughn attempts to protect his public image and shield his preferences from gossip mongers by awkwardly acting the BDSM Dom replete with contracts and NDAs; while he takes care of his partners financially, the commitment-phobe leaves them (and himself) high and dry emotionally.
The interjections of hashtag comments, social media banter and faux pas was a fabulous injection of humor. The depiction of the lavish lifestyle of Hollywood royalty was mind blowing. The segue between books four and five was excellent. The loose inclusion of characters from her other series is fun for long-time fans. For the overall series, the plot was compelling. The pace of the story and the character development were perfect.
Some will see Follow (Social Media #1) as demeaning but it is all about the character introduction and plot set up. If you’re new to JA Huss’ writing, you may not like or even finish Follow (If you are new to this author, you might want to start with her Rook & Ronin series to appreciate her writing). You really have to read the entire Social Media series to appreciate how the characters grow individually and together. Is it totally redemptive? I’m not telling. Is there an HEA? You’ll have to read all six books to find out. Is it a standard romance? Definitely not! There is a strong romance aspect to it, but that little something extra that Huss adds to the mix makes it so much more.

***For mature audiences.

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  • Holly Reader
  • 24-05-2016

5 dirty hashtag Stars!

Everyone has a Vaughn Asher in their lives, someone you fantasize about, someone that is so out of reach millions of others want him as well. Now imagine what would happen if you ever met that person and nothing goes as planned.

Grace is just a regular girl like you and me, this is the story about her chance encounter with the unreachable. I love how strong, sassy and honest she is. She is in a rock and a hard place deciding to stay true to herself or explore new ideas that excite her.

These I characters have the best banter! I swear I love their heated conversations just as much as their hubba hubba times. Vaughn is just so lovable I can't get enough of him. Grace isn't afraid to go toe to toe with him. The Twitter back and forth is so fun. The phone, the hall, the roof? Love them all.

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  • CK
  • 02-04-2016

Enjoyed the audio book

When I started this book, I expected just another version of Fifty Shades of Grey. The book focuses on a dominant/submissive relationship between the main characters. As the book progressed, however, the characters became much more complex and the story took an unexpected turn. If you are looking for a story that is more engaging and well-written than your typical erotic romance, you will enjoy this book.
I particularly enjoyed the audio version, and felt that this book was very engaging in this format. The narrators showed an excellent range of emotion and were clear and easy to listen to. I was able to picture the characters in my mind when listening to the narration. I look forward to hearing more books read by these actors.

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  • Tracy
  • 22-08-2017

The male narrator is AWFUL

He sounds as though he has laryngitis when he voices the female parts. I am still trying to decide if he's ruining this for me.

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  • Kindle Customer
  • 22-08-2017

Narrators

Was not a fan of the narrators. Their delivery made it very difficult to listen to the words or appreciate the story.

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  • Katie S.
  • 15-06-2017

Great story line but horrible narrators

What did you like best about Social: The Social Media Series, Books 1-3? What did you like least?

The story line is great.

How could the performance have been better?

The readers are horrible. Autumn is not too bad but Mark is horrible

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  • Alex Health Blogger
  • 10-05-2016

Unrealistic but fun

Would you listen to Social: The Social Media Series, Books 1-3 again? Why?

No, I don't listen to the same books twice. But I would like to listen to continuation of the story part 4-6 which is available in kindle format on Amazon since a year ago but not available in audible format. Same thing with Rook and Ronin story, 1st part is available and then parts 4 or 5 i think. Why not the middle? I much prefer listening to reading, it's portable. So why iJ A Huss, why do you only make 1st book in the series in audible format and not the rest of them? I am not interested in reading, so i move on to next authors, and it's your loss JA.

What was one of the most memorable moments of Social: The Social Media Series, Books 1-3?

I liked the twists of the story, some sex scenes were good, however this applies to a whole story including parts 4-6 which are not available on Audible. In fact all best scenes were in the last parts. The first part on St Thomas - just stupid. She storms away, he literally stalked her all the time - childish and stupid. Books 4-6 are much more interesting, story twists and sex scenes are much better.

What didn’t you like about Mark Kamish and Autumn Clark ’s performance?

I did not like both narrators voices, they both are irritating, especially female voice. Male voice does not sound like a movie star at all. He's supposed to be articulate instead he is lisping. Instead of Grace he says Grathe. The female narrator does pronounce words well but her voice is so irritating, not sexy at all. I find it hard imagining that someone can fall in love with a woman who talks like that. Sounds like a spiteful middle age bitch all the time.
Even though i did not like the voices i would still listen to continuation of the story if it would be available.

Any additional comments?

Make the whole series available in audio format!

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  • rhicks
  • 21-05-2017

Terrible narration

I tried. I couldn't get very far though. The male narrator is terrible. He makes the male sound like and insurance salesman and the female sounds strangled, high pitched, squeaky. Not something you want in an erotic book (or really any book). The female narrator is ok. I could probably have gotten through it if she was the only narrator. But she is not so I am returning this. I love JA's books. I am disappointed that I can't listen to this one.

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  • James
  • 31-12-2016

Couldn't finish

I know others have rated this exactly opposite of my opinion, but for many reasons, I could not even finish it. I didn't care for the content or the story line, and the narrators, both of them, were, in my opinion, awful. Each to their own.

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 02-03-2018

A bit far fetched

The story is a bit far fetched and ok. the audio performance was also ok. nothing too exciting that makes me want to continue.

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  • Jean M.
  • 23-02-2018

Great Author,Fantastic book

This has me gripped, I am only a day in, and have finished. Ready for the next two parts. I have not been able to put this down. I nearly gave up during the first few chapters. Because of the speed of Autumn’s voice. I adjusted the speed to 0.75 and things were better. But when Mark Kamish started talking I returned to normal speed, and instantly relaxed into that smooth smokey caramel voice. He blew me away, and I was hooked. If it hadn’t been for that I would have read book on kindle and forgot whisper sync. Because this is not my first voyage through JA Huss’s delicious writing. Her books are everything I could ever want.

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  • Christine
  • 20-10-2016

Just great

Loved it the story the voices and loved the effects of the texts and emails all those little touches Julie you think of everything

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