I’m tickled pink with the reviews and listener emails I’m getting for my recently released audio books!
Before I get to them, I want to give a little background about my artists. Well, not official stuff, that you can find on their bios. No, what I’m talking about *looks around and then leans in to whisper* is the dirt. *sits back* At least the way I see it…which could be totally the truth or more fiction I’ve made up in my head, but that’s besides the point. Here’s the deal. I hopped onto the Audible site when I was toying with the idea of converting my small story, Date With A Dom, into audio to see how hard the process would be, and what did I find? A whole pile of voices to choose from. Really, there were a lot and I had a number of artists audition for me who were very good, but then I came across this one sample and I was hooked. I couldn’t get the artist’s voice out of my head and the way she read? It was as if she was each of my characters in the moment she slipped into their point of view. Naturally, I hired her and she produced A Date With A Dom and Requested Surrender for me.
See how new I was at this? I didn’t even put Kai’s name on those two covers. A mistake I’m currently getting corrected. Anyways, we worked so well together that we started to brainstorm about a possible dual narration. From the very start of audio first coming out I always dreamed of having a male and female lead reading my work…you know, when I got famous by being published. Now that one of those things has happened. *stares right at you* I’m published aren’t I? I mentioned this to Kai. I wasn’t sure how we’d go about it or even if we could, but she was all for it so what did we do? We combed the voice archives for the perfect guy’s voice for Aries. It really helped that Kai loved Stare Me Down – I think the fact made her a little particular, if you want to know the truth – but that was okay by me. So there we were doing our very first show and tell (via phone call) of the list we were supposed to compile of male voices to choose from, but before I could tell her that I only had one name on mine, she said she only had one name on her list. I started to get chills. You know the kind of eerie chill that tells you something great was about to happen? Well it did. We both chose the same guy. Wen Ross. Now came the hard part. Bagging him…er I mean, hiring him, and then figuring out the logistics of the two of them getting together to do the narration in the studio. Yeah, I know it seems like a big hurdle right? Wrong. When the stars align they shine really bright! Turns out it wasn’t hard at all. They think is was luck, but I say it was kismet! My only problem now is making sure they aren’t too busy to do my books going forward. I’ve contracted them for Reputable Surrender (which they are currently producing) and Stare Her Down that I hope they will be starting on right after Reputable is done. Can’t wait for all this to happen!
Here’s what a reviewer said about Stare Me Down’s audio!
This is one HOT Read!
I’m going to start this review by talking about the narration first which was so refreshing…. the male said the male lines and the female said… well you get the drift, so the whole thing flowed like a conversation. I prefer this type of dual narration rather than the usual alternating few chapters type which means the H/H always ends up having two voices, one said by the male narrator and one said… well, again, you get the drift. There were a few echo/timing glitches occasionally but it usually flowed really well and Wen Ross’ voice was so sexy ahhhh oh, errrm, now onto the book.
Ramsey (aka Aries) is a handsome charismatic owner of a Sex Club and a Dom, he’s forced by the Court into seeing Jaxx a timid mousey Therapist, to talk through his anger management problems but their chemistry is like oil and water total opposites which leads to clever, witty and funny dialogue. But beneath the ‘Vanilla’ and the ‘Dom’ lurks some strong chemistry just waiting to be released and when it is there’s lots of very hot sex scenes where Jaxx shows just how ‘not so Vanilla’ she truly is. So, if you’re not into BDSM in your romances then stop reading this and move on.
There’s great chemistry, secrets, insecurities, a meddling Mother figure, a business plan to pitch to his estranged Brother, the threat of another man claiming what’s his and Jaxx who he is slowly, happily and successfully bringing into his world of Dom/Sub. And the witty banter, sex games, intellect, passion and attraction they both share means a funny HEA. So no cliffhanger.
Worth a credit? Only if you like your romances with a lot of hot, no holes barred, sex play.
I loved the last line of that review because that’s exactly what I’m always going for when I write my stories.
I also LOVE that this reviewer mentioned, intellect. As one of my Facebook buddies commented after he’d read the review, *waves at Steve* “I’m glad that reviewers are finally seeing your books as they should be interpreted. BDSM is more than whips and chains. Mindplay.”
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