Thursday, October 19, 2017

TOUR w/EXCERPT & Interview - Grand Slam (Winning Ace, #3) by Tracie Delaney

Grand Slam
Winning Ace, #3 
by Tracie Delaney 
Publication Date: October 11th 2017 
Genres: Adult, Contemporary, Romance, Serial

The Book Junkie Reads . . . Review of . . . GRAND SLAM (Winning Ace, #3) . . . The third installment in this series has come out swinging full force. You get answers. You get the full effect of Cash and Tally. This was well worth the wait. Now, caution to you if you have not read book one and two. Stop now and go read them and come back to this one. You will not regret it. The was the ending that made it all worth it. Start to finish you will find you a new couple to love. Through it all they have come back together even stronger, fiercer, determined.

After the destruction of two lives, will there be solace of the heart, the mind, the soul. Tally and Cash have had much thrown in their way. The have much to overcome to get their lives back on track. The have a lot to resolve before a chance together will be possible, but sometimes chance waits for no one. Your emotions will be put to the test. You strength of will to make it to the end of this trilogy without shedding a single tear, turning anger off, cooling passion to a lite breeze will have you pushing to come to the end. Your test of romance, mystery, suspense, will find a home here. You will get it and more.

Winning Ace series has made a home for lovers of a good read, a return-to-read, a delicious couple with real-life issues. I found a couple to love and hang on to.  Tally and Cash have known pain, sorrow, self-doubt, self-destruction and now they have to pick themselves up and put their lives back together. Whether it be apart or together, they have to find themselves first.

GRAND SLAM will make you cry, ask question and answer a few other questions, and just give you the more you have craved for. Cash and Tally are you friends. You want to see them have more. Thank you Tracie Delaney.

Winning Ace series:
Winning Ace – Winning Ace, #1
Losing Game ­­– Winning Ace, #2
Grand Slam – Winning Ace, #3
Mismatch – Winning Ace, #4

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A destroyed career.

A bitter break-up.

After Tally’s perfect life implodes, she moves to Greece. There she finds a country overcome with refugees fleeing the crisis in the Middle East.
She vows to help and, in the process, begins to heal herself.

Shattered by his loss, Cash commits to months of therapy, determined to win back the love of his life. His struggles, though, are far from over.

When a shocking turn of events thrusts Tally back into Cash’s life a moment of joy brings a stranger into their lives.

Who is she? What does she want?

And will Tally and Cash ever find lasting happiness?

Grand Slam has the answers readers have been waiting for. Grab your copy today.
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EXCERPT
She must have fallen asleep, because the next thing she knew, her phone was ringing. Barely conscious, she couldn’t work out whether it was a call or her alarm. With her eyes still shut, she reached out and located her phone. She squinted at the screen and sat bolt upright.
Cash was calling her.
The phone slipped through her fingers and landed in her lap. Snatching at it, she managed to answer before the call was diverted to voicemail.
“H-Hello,” she said tentatively.
“I got a missed call from this number. Who is this?”
Tally sucked in a breath. Hearing Cash’s voice after so long was like putting soothing lotion on a nasty burn. She closed her eyes as though that would somehow make it easier to speak.
“Don’t mind me, love. I’ve got all fucking day,” he said, forthright as ever.
“It’s Natalia.”
Her hands shook as she was met with a stony silence.
“Are you okay?” he finally said, although his tone held no warmth.
“Yes. I-I’m sorry for calling.”
“What do you want?”
Tally flinched at his bluntness. “To hear your voice,” she said, her vision blurring with unshed tears.
“There’s hundreds of videos on YouTube.”
A flash of pain shot through her chest. “This was a mistake.” She pulled her phone away from her ear.
“Wait! Don’t hang up. Are you still there?”
“Yes,” she whispered.
“How are you?”
“Good. I’m good.”
“You changed your number.”
She closed her eyes. “Yes.”
“But you kept mine.”
“Yes.”
“Don’t live on false hope, Natalia.”
She fisted her hands into her pyjamas as another burst of pain shot through her. “It’s late. I’m going now.”
“Natalia?”
“Yes.”
A pause. “Take care of yourself.”

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WINNING ACE, #1

The Book Junkie Reads . . . Review of . . . WINNING ACE (Winning Ace, #1) . . . Cash and Tally brought a certain flavor back to the interesting world of tennis and the scrutiny of the public eye. Cash is our resident bad boy of center court. While Tally, she is the journalist looking to make that big story to propel her career forward. Cash lives his life more or less inside a fish bowl that seems to always need filling. Tally helps to ground in a way that makes him feel completed or at least more real.

I found excitement, warmth, passion, romance with both Tally and Cash. They find something in the other that sparks their world to something more than just the existence presented. One deception could set what they had begun to create on a different course. Cash vows to get some revenge but finds that doing so will not be so easy. He finds that he is drawn to the spunky little reporter.

The lies, deceit, secrets, intensity, turns, fate, life all happens around them and pushes them together. While at the same time works very hard to tear them apart. I fell the emotions run through both Cash and Tally. This read was more. It was rich with emotions, deceptions, chemistry, Tally & Cash. Coming start the ride and see where it takes you. 
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LOSING GAME, #2

The Book Junkie Reads . . . Review of . . . LOSING GAME (Winning Ace, #2) . . . I just finished book one a few days ago. It was fresh in my mind and I was burning to get a hold of this one and start the adventurous romance of Cash and Tally. I just was not completely expecting to get what I got.

This one was fast pace and hard hitting. There was something around every page turned. There was this build of anticipation. The passion. The chemistry. The energy. The stamina. The witt and banter. The pain and sorrow. There will be heartbreak. If you read book one, which is a must to move forward, you do not want to miss book two. This one will be explosive in many ways. 
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Author Info
Tracie Delaney is the author of the Winning Ace trilogy. She loves nothing more than immersing herself in a good romance, although she sometimes, rather cheekily, makes her characters wait for their HEA.

When she isn’t writing or sitting around with her head stuck in a book, she can often be found watching The Walking Dead, Game of Thrones or any tennis match involving Roger Federer. Her greatest fear is running out of coffee.

Tracie studied accountancy, gaining her qualification in 2001. Her maths teacher would no doubt be stunned by this revelation considering Tracie could barely add two plus two at high school.

Tracie lives in the North West of England with her amazingly supportive husband. They both share a love of dogs, travel and wine.
FLASHBACK TO MY INTERVIEW WITH TRACIE DELANEY
How would you describe your style of writing to someone that has never read your work?
What a great question! I’ve been told I have quite a unique writing style. I am not overly descriptive, preferring just enough to set the scene, but I do love dialogue. The characters interacting on the page is what excites me and I prefer that to drive the story rather than being overly narrative.

What are some of your writing/publishing goals for this year?
To get the entire Winning Ace trilogy published. The second book is due for release on July 31 with the third in early to mid October (depending on how quickly I can get through the editing and proofreading process). I’m also working on a fourth book but this will be based on the best friend of the main character in Winning Ace. He simply demanded his story be told J. I’d like to get that book out around Christmas time if I can pull it off.

Do you feel that writing is an ingrained process or just something that flows naturally for you?
Parts of writing come very easily to me (for example dialogue), but like any craft, you need to work at it. I worked with a mentor one-on-one for almost four years to really hone my craft and I read as many books on writing as I have time for. I’m always learning new things. Writing is something that every author can always improve upon and that’s what I try to do because I owe it to the reader to put out the best book I’m capable of writing at that time.

Do you have a character that you have been working on for a long time that still isn't quite ready, but fills you with excitement to work on the story?
Yes! He’s called Lucas Devereux and I have a book which is ¾ written but I still don’t feel he’s talking to me properly yet (he’s very secretive and complicated). However, when he does talk, I listen (and get those words down as fast as I can).

If you could spend one-week with 5 fictional characters, who would they be?
Ooh, I love this question. And I get to pick 5!

Kane Malloy who is a character in Lindsay J Pryor’s Blackthorn series which is a Dark PNR series set in a dystopian world. Kane is a master vampire and very hot!
Kade Dennon who featured in Tiffany Snow’s Kathleen Turner series. I devoured those books (although the last one was a little disappointing). Still highly recommended.
Will Berwick in Incy Black’s Hard to Protect. Some of Will’s one liners have me laughing out loud and I loved the complicated relationship he had with the heroine.
James Bond….because who wouldn’t J
Max from Montana Ash’s Elemental Paladins series. Max is a very feisty girl but she is just so funny and fun to be around—and let’s face it, I’d need another woman to help me keep those men in line for a whole week!

Where would you spend one full year, if you could go ANYWhere? What would you do with this time?
I’d go to Australia because it’s somewhere I’ve never been and would love to go, but it’s not somewhere you could go for a few weeks. To really appreciate it, you’d need more time so a year would be wonderful. I’d write (of course), but I’d also take the time to explore the whole country because it’s just so diverse with so many wonderful things to see. My number one destination would be Penguin Island just south of Melbourne. I love penguins and to see them all coming out of the sea at night would be truly magical.

Can you share you next creative project(s)? If yes, can you give a few details?
I’m playing around with an idea for a four book series following four brothers after their parents are killed in a plane crash. The eldest brother (who the first book would be based on) had to give up his dreams to take care of his three younger brothers and his book follows the fallout from that and the impact on the family. It would be a romance (of course) because that’s what is in my heart to write, but it will also deal with complex family dynamics.
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COVER REVEAL - Mountain Man (The Smith Brothers, #1) by Sherilee Gray

Mountain Man 
The Smith Brothers, #1
by Sherilee Gray
Publication date: November 7th 2017
Genres: Erotica, Romance
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Hank Smith saved my life, carrying me through a blizzard to his mountain cabin. He doesn’t like strangers, and he doesn’t like leaving his sanctuary. Now I’m trapped here with him until the snow melts.

I see him looking at me. He tries to hide behind a gruff exterior, but I see the longing and the heat burning in his eyes. I know he wants me, and I can’t resist him. I want to feel those big, rough hands all over my body.
But once he’s unleashed his raw, barely tried desire on me, will I be able to leave my mountain man behind, or will he make me his?
 

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Sherilee Gray writes sexy, edgy contemporary and paranormal romance. Stories full of heat and high emotion, following stubborn characters as they fight against the odds… and their happily ever after. She’s a kiwi girl and lives in beautiful NZ with her husband and their two children. When not writing or fueling her voracious book addiction, she can be found dreaming of far off places with a mug of tea in one hand and a bar of Cadburys Rocky Road chocolate in the other.
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COVER REVEAL - The Renaissance Club by Rachel Dacus

The Renaissance Club
by Rachel Dacus
Release Date: January 16th 2018
Publisher: Fiery Seas Publishing
Genre: Time Travel Romance

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May Gold, college adjunct, often dreams about the subject of her master’s thesis - Gianlorenzo Bernini. In her fantasies she’s in his arms, the wildly adored partner of the man who invented the Baroque.

But in reality, May has just landed in Rome with her teaching colleagues and older boyfriend who is paying her way. She yearns to unleash her passion and creative spirit, and when the floor under the gilded dome of St Peter’s basilica rocks under her feet, she gets her chance. Walking through the veil that appears, she finds herself in the year 1624, staring straight into Bernini’s eyes. Their immediate and powerful attraction grows throughout May’s tour of Italy. And as she continues to meet her ethereal partner, even for brief snatches of time, her creativity and confidence blossom. All the doorways to happiness seem blocked for May-all except the shimmering doorway to Bernini’s world.

May has to choose: stay in her safe but stagnant existence, or take a risk. Will May’s adventure in time ruin her life or lead to a magical new one?

 
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Rachel Dacus is the daughter of a bipolar rocket engineer who blew up a number of missiles during the race-to-space 1950’s. He was also an accomplished painter. Rachel studied at UC Berkeley and has remained in the San Francisco area. Her most recent book, Gods of Water and Air, combines poetry, prose, and a short play on the afterlife of dogs. Other poetry books are Earth Lessons and Femme au Chapeau.

Her interest in Italy was ignited by a course and tour on the Italian Renaissance. She’s been hooked on Italy ever since. Her essay “Venice and the Passion to Nurture” was anthologized in Italy, A Love Story: Women Write About the Italian Experience. When not writing, she raises funds for nonprofit causes and takes walks with her Silky Terrier. She blogs at Rocket Kid Writing.
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TOUR - See You Later Broadway (Broadway, #2) by Melissa Baldwin

See You Later Broadway
Broadway, #2
by Melissa Baldwin
Published Date: April 5th 2017
Genre: Chick-Lit, Women’s Fiction

The Book Junkie Reads . . . Review of . . . SEE YOU LATER BROADWAY (Broadway, #2) . . . I did not read book one of this series. I did not know there was a book one or that even this was part of a series. I saw the cover and thought it was cute. Read the blurb and thought that would be a good book to read and take me on a trip. Maris was the woman under the cover and she did not disappoint me. I loved her from the very beginning. She was strong and independent to a point. She accepted the shoulders of her best friend and her sister. She knew her limitations and she knew her dreams. 

Maris was a true woman. She had a dreamed. Worked on chasing it but worked on the side to make the rest of her life happen. She had dates, Zack, Kyle, and Trevor. She was surrounded by love and support. I found getting to know Maris to be delightful. She had a full plate with life happening all around her. 

The read was fun and moving. The pacing was just right to keep things progressing forward. There were a lot of things going on here and I enjoyed it. Period. I would like to head backwards and read more of Maris before Broadway. 

Broadway series:
See You Soon Broadway – Broadway, #1
See You Later Broadway – Broadway, #2

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It’s finally here . . . the much-anticipated sequel to See You Soon Broadway! Maris is back!

Decisions, decisions, decisions . . .

Maris Forrester’s exciting new life is not everything she was hoping it would be. Although she’s happy in her new career, she’s plagued with the feeling that something is still missing. Imagine her surprise when an old friend presents her with an unbelievable opportunity that could change everything. This new career sounds almost too good to be true, including the upcoming trip to London. She quickly learns that even the most perfect scenarios have their drawbacks, and when something sounds too good to be true, it usually is . . .

In addition to making a life-changing career choice, Maris realizes she has other decisions to make—whom to love and where to find happiness. What if neither is what she thought they should be?



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Melissa Baldwin is an avid runner, planner obsessed, and has always had a love for writing. She is a wife, mother, and avid journal keeper who took her creativity to the next level by fulfilling her dream with her debut novel, An Event to Remember...or Forget. Melissa writes about charming, ambitious, and real women and is now a published author of seven Romantic Comedy novels and novellas.

When she isn't deep in the writing zone, this multi-tasking master organizer is busy spending time with her family, chauffeuring her daughter, traveling, running, indulging in fitness, and taking a Disney Cruise every now and then.
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Wednesday, October 18, 2017

TOUR - YA Fantasy - The Rise of the Dawnstar (The Avalonia Chronicles, #2) by Farah Oomerbhoy

The Rise of the Dawnstar 
The Avalonia Chronicles, #2
by Farah Oomerbhoy
Publication date: April 24th 2017
Publisher: Wise Ink Creative Publishing, Inc
Genres: Fantasy, Young Adult
 
The Book Junkie Reads . . .  Review of . . . THE RISE OF THE DAWNSTAR (The Avalonia Chronicles, #2) . . . Fantastic adventure. Intriguing drama. Noteworthy world. Brilliant characters (primary and secondary, good and bad). The read was not one straightforward read. The twist and turns made for a great journey from beginning to the very end. Predictability was not what this read was. You get some of the unexpected, anticipated, and even a little of what you expected but was hoping not to see. This made the read that much more fun and enjoyable.

Aurora has returned. She has not stopped working to make her kingdom safe. She has not stopped being a thorn in Morgana’s side. She has much to go through to get the one weapon needed to stop Morgana’s reign of terror on the seven Kingdoms. But there’s so much more at stake for Aurora than saving the kingdom, her mother. Every step forward could be her last, the world around her is very dangerous and there’s someone willing to stop her for the queen.

There was no real end to the danger, drama, action, adventure, but there will be more to consume as you take this journey with Aurora. She finds more than just friendship, family, and herself on this epic adventure of hers.

We as a family found so much excitement, intensity, adventure, and more. Next installment has a lot to live up to.  


The Avalonia Chronicles series:
The Last of the Firedrakes – The Avalonia Chronicles, #1
The Rise of the Dawnstar – The Avalonia Chronicles, #2

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Aurora Firedrake returns in the spellbinding sequel to The Last of the Firedrakes.

The seven kingdoms of Avalonia are crumbling and evil is spreading across the land like a plague. Queen Morgana is close to finding a way to open The Book of Abraxas and it’s only a matter of time until she uses the power trapped inside its pages to enslave the entire world.

With Avalonia growing more dangerous by the day, Aurora must travel through war-torn lands and deep into the heart of the fae kingdom of Elfi. Her goal is to find a legendary weapon infused with the last of the realm’s ancient magic—the only weapon in the world powerful enough to stop the queen.

Aurora might have survived her first battle against Morgana, but the true fight to save her kingdom and restore her throne has only just begun…
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The Avalonia Chronicles, #1

The Book Junkie Reads . . . Review of . . . THE LAST OF THE FIREDRAKES (The Avalonia Chronicles, #1) . . . Aurora was and orphaned child in a home that was not the most loving or kind and a school that did not feel safe. All this falls to the wayside when she gets kidnapped in to a world that holds an even bigger danger than being unloved, unwanted, and unprotected. Now, she’s in a world that needs her. She becomes the one to give the love, provide the need, serve protection. She acquired a few friends and a few more enemies along her journey through Avalonia.

There was fantasy, realism, friendship, heartache, pain, sorry, adventure, action, drama, magic, self-discovery. I read this book as a family read and we loved it. We found adventure to new high with some old legends: Morgana and Avalon. There was a different perspective put on a tale told in different ways over the years. The adventure sucks you in and gives you hope and takes it away then gives it back again. The story was rich and intriguing. It gave the perspective of unwanted children in both home and school and the things they go through. This allowed for open dialogue between myself and the children.

There was rich world development, strong leading character, impressive secondary character (aunts, uncles, cousins, grandmother, friends, and more), engaging banter, alluring strings to various paths. Aurora story was not just straight to the point. It was long drawn out and full of secrets and lies. This tale kept us engaged and ready for the next time we picked-up to continue on with the tale.

We are all looking for the next adventure that Aurora and friends go on.

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16-year-old Aurora Darlington is an orphan. Mistreated by her adopted family and bullied at school, she dreams of running away and being free. But when she is kidnapped and dragged through a portal into a magical world, suddenly her old life doesn’t seem so bad.

Avalonia is a dangerous land ruled by powerful mages and a cruel, selfish queen who will do anything to control all seven kingdoms—including killing anyone who stands in her way.

Thrust headlong into this new, magical world, Aurora’s arrival sets plans in motion that threaten to destroy all she holds dear.

With the help of a young fae, a magical pegasus, and a handsome mage, Aurora journeys across Avalonia to learn the truth about her past and unleash the power within herself. Kingdoms collide as a complicated web of political intrigue and ancient magic lead Aurora to unravel a shocking secret that will change her life forever.
 

 
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Farah Oomerbhoy is the international bestselling author of The Avalonia Chronicles. Her first book, The Last of the Firedrakes, was originally published on Wattpad where it gained nearly two million reads and a Watty Award. Since publication, her debut has gone on to win a silver medal in IBPA’s Benjamin Franklin Awards and the Readers’ Favorite Book Awards, along with winning a finalist placement in the USA Best Book Awards. Farah loves the fantastical and magical and often dreams of living in Narnia, Neverland, or the Enchanted Forest. With a master’s degree in English literature from the University of Mumbai, Farah spends her creative time crafting magical worlds for young adults. She lives with her family in Mumbai, India.
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SPOTLIGHT w/INTERVIEW - YA FANTASY - Air and Ash Tides, #1 by Alex Lidell Narrator: Kaitlin Bellamy

Air and Ash
Tides, #1
by Alex Lidell
Narrator: Kaitlin Bellamy
Length: 6 hours and 57 minutes
Publisher: Danger Bearing Press
Released: September 8th 2017
Genre: YA Fantasy


Master and Commander meets Sarah J Maas in a seafaring adventure of duty, love, magic, and a princess’s quest to protect her kingdom on her own terms. 

After a lifetime of training, 17-year-old Princess Nile Greysik, a lieutenant on the prestigious Ashing navy flagship, sails into battle with one vital mission – and fails.

Barred from the sea and facing a political marriage, Nile masquerades as a common sailor on the first ship she can find. With a cowardly captain, incompetent crew, and a cruel, too-handsome first officer intent on making her life a living hell, Nile must hide her identity while trying to turn the sorry frigate battle worthy. Worse, a terrifying and forbidden magic now tingles in Nile’s blood. If anyone catches wind of who Nile is or what she can do, her life is over.

But when disaster threatens the ship, Nile may have no choice but to unleash the truth that will curse her future. 


Air and Ash is the thrilling first installment of the TIDES series. Recommended for fans of Sarah J. Maas, Tamora Pierce, and David Weber.

 
Alex Lidell is the author of Amazon best sellers AIR AND ASH and WAR AND WIND (Danger Bearing Press, 2017) and an Amazon Breakout Novel Awards finalist author of THE CADET OF TILDOR (Penguin, 2013). She is an avid horseback rider, a (bad) hockey player, and an ice-cream addict. Born in Russia, Alex learned English in elementary school, where a thoughtful librarian placed a copy of Tamora Pierce’s ALANNA in Alex’s hands. In addition to becoming the first English book Alex read for fun, ALANNA started Alex’s life long love for YA fantasy books.
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Kaitlin Bellamy is a freelance performer and acting coach residing in Central Florida, with a theatrical history spanning more than twenty-five years. Since relocating to Orlando in 2012, she has worked at multiple theme parks and various theatrical venues, in a career style she calls “Buffet Performing:” or, the idea of keeping several jobs active at any given time, so she may pick and choose where to work, and life never gets boring. Her specialties include Shakespeare, Voice Acting, and Puppetry. But above all, she is passionate about the performing arts, and all they stand for.
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Q&A with Author Alex Lidell
Was a possible audiobook recording something you were conscious of while writing?
At the time I was writing AIR AND ASH, no. But now that I am on the third book in the series, having heard Kaitlin narrate AIR AND ASH, I do hear the characters speaking in her voice as I write.

How did you select your narrator?
I listed to sample reels of many narrators and then invited Kaitlin to audition. I really like the range of emotions and undertones she has within each character’s voice.

How closely did you work with your narrator before and during the recording process? Did you give them any pronunciation tips or special insight into the characters?
Very closely! I was really shy about sending her an audio file of my voice pronouncing some words, but it worked :) We also have a shared google doc with character descriptions and we spent some time on the phone “auditioning” character voices. It was one of my favorite parts of the process and the reason I SO love working with Kaitlin.

How do you manage to avoid burn-out? What do you do to maintain your enthusiasm for writing?
Often by listening to audiobooks or watching some TV shows with the right atmosphere, and then analyzing the story/plot. What did I like about it? Why did I keep watching and listening? How can I apply that fun thing that got me excited to my own writing?

Are you an audiobook listener? What about the audiobook format appeals to you?
I’m a HUGE listener. I fell in love with audiobooks listening to Master and Commander, where the narrator helped me understand some of the technical seamanship. My favorite narrator (aside from Kaitlin of course!) is Jennifer Ikeda

What do you say to those who view listening to audiobooks as “cheating” or as inferior to “real reading”?
I say Safety First! When I get into a book, I can’t pull away from it - so I end up walking down the street, reading my phone (yeah, i’m one of those horrible people). With audiobooks I can walk and listen!

How did you celebrate after finishing this novel?
I have a habit of traveling to meet people who I’ve e-met during the writing process. After finishing WAR AND WIND (TIDES book 2), I went to see Rachel E Carter in CA.  And in October I’m going to go see Kaitlin to celebrate AIR AND ASH audio.

In your opinion, what are the pros and cons of writing a stand-alone novel vs. writing a series?
I think YA fantasy fans are often comfortable with a series - I know I am - and expect it. Other genres have different fan bases. From an author perspective, a series lets me tell more complex overall stories, but makes logistics difficult. IE in book one, the distance between A and B might not matter so I say “umm, half a day by horse, sure, why not”. And then in book 3 it becomes vitally important that it take a WEEK to get from A to B,... and I have to somehow deal :)

Do you have any tips for authors going through the process of turning their books into audiobooks?
Talk to your narrator and make sure you click as professionals. I really lucked out with Kaitlin because of her excitement level and flexibility - but some people prefer to have more “distance”. It was a match with Kaitlin herself, not just her voice, that finally closed the deal for me

What’s next for you?
WAR AND WIND (Tides 2) comes out in audio in December. SEA AND SAND (Tides 3) comes out in print/ebook in January!

 

 
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