Tuesday, June 23, 2015

Audio Book Lovin' Presents: Interview & Giveaway with Lia Davis



Kelly, from Books-n-Kisses  and I are extremely excited to have Lia Davis with us today as part of our Audio Book Lovin' Series!  



Lia, what do you love/like about audio books?

Hi! I’m so excited to be here. I love audio books. I got addicted to them when I worked the day job and had to drive an hour each way to and from work. I love how I can listen while working out, clean house, or just enjoying nice weather on my patio.


Tell us what involvement do you have in getting your novels turned into audiobooks? 

For my indie titles, I have full control over the process from the covers to selecting and working with the narrators. My Decadent Publishing titles, I work with the publisher in selecting and approving the audio books.


How is your narrator selected for your novels? 

In ACX (Audio Creation Exchange), I put my book up with a sample file and narrators audition. I listen to them and select the best voice. This can sometimes take a little while.


What information/guidance do you provide to the narrator? 

I give them basic info to do the audition. Like ascent I’d like to hear, things I don’t like to hear. When I find the right narrator, I work with them in capturing the write voice. My current narrators are amazing to work with and I usually don’t have to ask for changes.


Do you listen to your audiobooks after they are finished?  Why or why not.

Yes! One, I love listening to them from someone else’s prospective. And Two, I love audio books.


If you have one book in your backlist that is not already on audio, which novel would you want to be turned into an audio book?

I would like to get The Divinities series on Audio in the future.



What do you love about audiobooks as reader? As an Author?

As a reader, I love the listening to them while driving on long trips or flying. As an Author, it’s pretty much the same. I listen to mine to approve them and listen to others because I love reading.


For anyone who has not listened to an audiobook before.  What would you tell them to try to convince them to listen?

Everyone is different. Before I started listening to them I thought I could listen to someone read the story to me because the voices in my head would be different and it would be a big distraction. That’s not true all the time. With the right voice, audio books are very enjoyable. I have ran into a few where the narrator wasn’t right for me. You have to listen the samples provided on Audible to see if you would enjoy it or not.

Thanks again for having me join you and talk about audio books!


Here are some samples of Lia's audio books! Take a second to listen and 


Purchase at Amazon | Audible




Purchase at Amazon | Audible






Purchase at Amazon | Audible





Purchase at Amazon | Audible



About The Author

Lia Davis is the author of the bestselling shifter series, Ashwood Falls, a mother to two young adults and three kitties, a wife to her soul mate, and co-owner to Fated Desires Publishing, LLC. She and her family live in Northeast Florida battling hurricanes and very humid summers. But it’s her home and she loves it!
An accounting major, Lia has always been a dreamer with a very active imagination. The wheels in her head never stop. She ventured into the world of writing and publishing in 2008 and loves it more than she imagined. Writing is stress reliever that allows her to go off in her corner of the house and enter into another world that she created, leaving real life where it belongs.

Her favorite things are spending time with family, traveling, reading, writing, chocolate, coffee, nature and hanging out with her kitties.



You can find Lia at 

               


Author's Giveaway

Lia is giving away a $25 Amazon gift card. Follow the Rafflecopter instructions below.

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Now go visit Kelly to see her post of the day!! :)


7 comments:

  1. I liked that their was men and women narrator's for Lia s books they all sounded good. Wish her all the best

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  2. I love audio books! I love being able to read even when doing tasks that would normally preclude me from doing so... like when driving or working out or gardening... Thanks for all the giveaways!

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  3. i havent listened to any audio books yet

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  4. I love audio books. I love to listen to them while I'm on the computer or doing things around the house.

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  5. I love audio books. I can listen to them any where.

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  6. I have and I love that it gives me a way to read while I take care of the domestic chores I really find dull like folding laundry.

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  7. The only reading I get done lately is with audiobooks. I usually listen to them when I'm crafting. I've found that I enjoy listening to the different accents used for characters the most about listening to books.

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