Friday, June 23, 2017

Audiobook Lovin 2017 Presents: Sean Crisden Interview




Hi!! We're thrilled to have Narrator Sean Crisden with us today! I had the honor of chatting with Sean and had lots of fun!! Click on the widget below to listen to our chat and then check out some of the audio clips from his work and
don't forget to enter the giveaway!





Audio Clips



Purchase at Amazon | Audible 


    Purchase at Amazon | Audible


  Purchase at Amazon | Audible



Examples of Sean's amazing talents!









Below is the clip from last year's post where Sean provided us with his
Top 5 Favorite Things About Being an Audiobook Narrator!

Can I say, that I LOVE how he says my name and that of my blog! Squeeeee!







About The Narrator



Sean Crisden is a multitalented actor and an AudioFile Earphones Award–winning narrator who has recorded audiobooks in almost every genre, from science fiction to romance. He has also voiced characters in numerous video games, such as the award-winning ShadowGun, and appeared in many commercials and films, including The Last Airbender. A native of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, Sean now resides in Southern California practicing Wing Chun kung fu and taking epic naps.

You can find Sean at 












Now, go visit Kelly!!!


Audiobook Lovin Presents 2017: Molly E. Lee Interview & Giveaway


Excited to have Author Molly E. Lee with us today!




Audio Clip

Purchase at Amazon | Audible 




Molly's Newest Release!

Edge of Regret
(Love on the Edge Book 7)
by Molly E. Lee

Blurb
Leading man on the new E.D.G.E. series reality show? Check.

Stunt-double for the star in the latest, multi-million-dollar funded military movie? Check.

Work with a sexy female military expert? Holy hell, check.

When I signed on to do stunts for Hollywood’s eagerly awaited war-thriller, I thought it would be like every other gig—go in, try not to get killed, and leave with a fat check and an adrenaline rush. This time? Not so much. 

Mackenzie Patterson is the on-set expert. She knows topographical layouts, government lingo, speaks four languages, and is one of the best explosive disposal leaders the Air Force has ever seen, so she’s more than qualified. 

She’s also the woman who turned my teenage heart to ash.

I can’t ignore the darkness that has appeared in her eyes, or the urge I have to take it away. 

Quitting isn’t an option, but the more I see her, the more I want to make her mine. And that can never happen because our past is twisted with heartbreak, hate, and regret. 

Every second I spend with her is a battle between holding on to the anger in my heart—and giving in to the love that never left.


Available for purchase at 



About The Author


Molly E. Lee is an author best known for her debut novel EDGE OF CHAOS, and as a fourth year mentor at Pitch Wars - a program which connects promising writers to established authors in the community. Molly writes New Adult and Young Adult Contemporary featuring strong female heroines who are unafraid to challenge their male counterparts, yet still vulnerable enough to have love sneak up on them.

You can find Molly E. at 


Molly's Giveaway









Now, go visit Kelly!!!

Thursday, June 22, 2017

Audiobook Lovin 2017Presents: Heather Killough-Walden Guest Post



Please welcome Author Heather Killough-Walden to Audiobook Lovin! 


Five Secrets about Heather Killough-Walden’s Books
(that she’s going to let you in on right now)

1.     The sexiest character I’ve ever written exists, not in one of my romance novels, but in the romantic thriller: Hell Bent. The connection between the assassin, Jack Thane, and the woman he loves, Annabelle Drake, has been heralded by Hell Bent readers as the most intense they’ve ever read.

Wednesday, June 21, 2017

Audio Book Lovin' 2017 Presents: Nicole Poole Interview



Hi Everyone! 
I had the pleasure of chatting with Narrator Nicole Poole and it was a blast! 





Here is a phenomenal clip that showcases Nicole's range, gift and talent!

Tuesday, June 20, 2017

Audiobook Lovin' 2017 Presents: Kristen Ashley Feature & Giveaway



When you give an author a new middle name, you know they ROCK!
Kristen "OMG She Rocks" Ashley or Kristen "Freaking Awesome" Ashley, either one works, but regardless of the middle name you give her, Kristen Ashley delivers a great story and when those great stories get paired with narrators that not only are great voices but performers, then it becomes MAGIC! 


I have loved all the books I've read/listened to by Kristen Ashley and COMPLICATED is among them! When I first learned Kristen was doing an exclusive story for Audible I was all giddy because, well, this is KRISTEN ASHLEY! Kristen is a truly gifted story teller! The Narrators ROCKED! You can read my full review here. Below is an audio clip for you to listen and fall for! WARNING, you'll be left wanting more! COMPLICATED was the first time I listened to anything narrated by Lance and I quickly started looking up all the books he's narrated and adding them to my TBR list.

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Monday, June 19, 2017

Friday, June 16, 2017

Audiobook Lovin' 2017 Presents: Jessica Clare - Guest Post




Hi Everyone and happy Friday!!
Today we have Author Jessica Clare sharing her Top 10 Audiobooks! We've include the links to each of the her favorites along with several audio clips for you to check out! Once you've viewed and listened, remember to enter the giveaway!


In honor of Audiobook Lovin 2017, I thought I’d throw together my Top 10 Audio series. When I read on the Kindle, I just grab the first thing I find on there (normally romance). When I listen to an audiobook, there’s a whole nexus of things I look for in a ‘perfect’ audio listen. It’s got to have that sweet spot of ‘narrator’ plus ‘story’ plus ‘excitement’. We’ve all had the audiobook that was so monotone that it puts you to sleep instead of listening to it (amirite?) so here are my favorite audio ‘reads’ and ones that I’ve listened to more than once!

Thursday, June 15, 2017

Audiobook Lovin' 2017 Presents: Lauren Blakely's Top 5 Favorite Reasons She Loves Audiobooks




Please welcome the fabulous Author Lauren Blakely to Audiobook Lovin!!






Lauren, THANK YOU so much for being our guest!! 
LOVE your books and the narrators do such 
a phenomenal job!

Friends, below are a few audio clips from Lauren's books! 
I've read them and they are awesome!! 

Wednesday, June 14, 2017

Audiobook Lovin 2017 Presents: Iggy Toma



Hi everyone! 
Excited to have Narrator Iggy Toma with us again for this year's Audiobook Lovin! 





We hope you enjoyed the interview! Below are some samples of Iggy's work 
for you to check out. 

Tuesday, June 13, 2017

Audiobook Lovin' 2017 Presents: Lili Valente - Guest Post





Today we have a treat! 
Author and Narrator Lili Valente share with us what it is like to wear both hats! 





Thank you Lili for being our guest!

Friends, please check out some audio clips below 

Monday, June 12, 2017

Audiobook Lovin' 2017 Presents: 1001 Dark Nights




Hi Everyone! Today we're spotlighting
 1001 Dark Nights 
a collection of individual novellas by a variety of authors!
What we love about 1001 Dark Nights is that its a fantastic opportunity to discover new authors or check out a genre you haven't read before! Each story is a standalone! Though the characters or the "world" may be part of a series that is already published you will have no issues jumping right in and enjoying the story. In fact, in most cases you will run over to the author's website and dive straight into the rabbit hole that are their books! It's a good thing, trust me! 

Learn more about 1001 Dark Nights by clicking here


Their latest release is 



Friday, June 9, 2017

Audiobook Lovin' 2017 Presents: Aprilynne Pike - Guest Post




Welcome Aprilynne Pike to Audiobook Lovin! 
Both my niece and daughter love Aprilynne's books and are so happy she is a guest this year! 



I’ve always loved audiobooks. When I was in college, I would get them from the library when I went on long drives. And considering I was a ten-hour drive from my parents’ house, that happened fairly frequently. But in the last few years, as I’ve become an author with both deadlines and children, they’ve become vital. I’ve discovered that I need words the way most people need food—multiple times a day. Audiobooks have become, for me, the equivalent of those cell phone headset things that people have in their cars. A way for me to read hands-free. Without them, I simply wouldn’t get a chance to read as much as my creative brain needs me to. (I never get to read as much as I *want* to, but I’m not actually convinced such a thing is possible.:)) I’m pretty much constantly found with earbuds in, listening to what I’m sure people think is music … but no, it’s stories! Here are my Top Five best times to listen to books:

Thursday, June 8, 2017

Audiobook Lovin' 2017 Presents: Lorelei King's Top 5 Reasons Why Being An Audiobook Narrator ROCKS




We are thrilled to have Narrator Lorelei King with us today! 





She is awesome, right? We LOVE her and are extremely honored that she has been a guest of ours since we first launched in 2015! Below are three audio clips for you to check out!! 

Wednesday, June 7, 2017

Audiobook Lovin' 2017 Presents: Gabra Zackman's Top 5 Favorite Things About Being a Narrator



We are delighted to have Narrator Gabra Zackman with us today as she 
shares with us her 
Top 5 Favorite Things About Being An Audiobook Narrator!





Below are some samples of the books Gabra has narrator recently!
Click to listen and then scroll down to learn more about Gabra and enter the giveaway! 

Tuesday, June 6, 2017

Audiobook Lovin 2017 Presents: We said we'd listen to anything.......



When we say we'd listen to ANYTHING from our favorite narrators, we tend to mean that we'll auto buy the book regardless of genre or author. This is a wonderful thing as it leads to discovering new authors as well as genres we never thought we'd like or want to read. Then again, I know many have said (including me) that they'd hand over the yellow pages to "insert your favorite narrator here" so we can listen to them and their voice. Well, last year, Audible took us, the loyal and audiobook loving audience at our word! They created the "Excerpts from The Encyclopaedia Britannica: A Dictionary of Arts, Sciences, Literature and General Information, Eleventh Edition" with some of our favorite, "Must Listen To" narrators. Oh I'm sure Audible Studios had a BLAST with this! Go grab your copy at Audible, it's free! Worth the listen because the narrators, all true professionals, ROCKED IT!!! Listen to the two samples below and lets reconnect in a few...  




Excerpts from The Encyclopaedia Britannica: A Dictionary of Arts, Sciences, Literature and General Information, Eleventh Edition
Written by: Various
Narrated by: full cast

Length: 13 mins

Prepare yourself for the ultimate multicast performance. We've gathered many of Audible's most popular narrators to bring to life some of the most extraordinary words ever written. 19 words, in fact, carefully selected and arranged alphabetically as in their original source: the 11th edition of the Encyclopædia Britannica. We created this enlightening journey from AUDIENCE to LITERATURE because you asked for it. You said you could listen to your favorite narrators read the phone book, bookcase assembly instructions, or a restaurant menu. With this production we've proven that a truly talented narrator can, in fact, take any work and make it extraordinary. Enjoy!

The full list of narrators includes:

Monday, June 5, 2017

Audiobook Lovin' 2017 Presents: Sylvain Reynard - Guest Post



Hi Everyone and welcome to Audiobook Lovin 2017, a month long event celebrating Audiobooks, the Authors and the Narrators! 


Thank you, Viviana, for the invitation. It’s a pleasure to be with you and your readers.

I don’t listen to music when I’m writing because I like to hear how the words sound in my head and I find music distracting. But when I’m thinking about the novel or when I’m trying to evoke the mood of a particular scene, I listen to music. Here are a few songs from the playlist of my new book:

La Vie en Rose – Edith Piaf
My new book is set primarily in Paris. No other song evokes the beauty and history of Paris such as this one. Edith Paris was a French treasure.

Friday, June 2, 2017

Audiobook Lovin' 2017 Presents: Audiobooks Here, Audiobooks There, Audiobooks Everywhere!


Day two of  Audiobook Lovin' and we thought we'd chat about where audiobooks are available besides the major vendors, of course! HOWEVER, before we get into that, if you missed Wednesday's post, please make sure to visit & see the list of over 50 authors, narrators and special guests participating in this year's Audiobook Lovin' event! The post also included information on the series and how it will work!  So make sure to visit us BOTH daily!!! Click on our individual buttons (see the pretty ones below) that will take you to our respective post of the day. 





Okay! On with the show!

Thursday, June 1, 2017

Audiobook Lovin 2017 Presents: Piper Goodeve Guest Post


Hi Everyone! I'm so excited to have Narrator Piper Goodeve with us today!



When Gabe and I first started dating, I had been doing audiobooks for about six months.  He said he was really interested in getting into narration, being a professional actor himself.  As luck would have it, in 2012 one of the authors I narrated for regularly, the amazing Jasinda Wilder, had a book for me to do that also had chapters in first person male.  She asked if I knew anyone to recommend, and I sent her three names, one of which was Gabe.  She loved his audition and we started doing dual narration books for Jasinda right then.  The dual narration craze took off around that same time, and now we’ve done dozens of dual narration titles for various authors and publishers.  And we are now also married. ☺ 

Wednesday, May 31, 2017

Audiobook Lovin' 2017 Kick-off



June is Audio Book Month and we're celebrating all month long with phenomenal Authors and Narrators!!! The official page for the 2017 event can be found here, which is hosted by both Books-n-Kisses and myself, Viviana, Enchantress of Books

This year's guests include


and its actually still growing!!



As the days progress, we'll be linking the "Click here..." buttons (below) to the author's/narrator's post. So you can always go to the official page to find everything! 



Tuesday, May 30, 2017

Guest Post & Giveaway: The Wedding Date Bargain by Mira Lyn Kelly



Happy Tuesday everyone!! So excited to have Author Mira Lynn Kelly with us here today chatting about her upcoming release "The Wedding Date Bargain"! 
Welcome Mira! 


Hi! Thanks for hanging out with me today!! 

People often ask how I came to choose Weddings as the common theme through this series…and I think the answer is pretty simple. I’m obsessed. I love writing about them! When it came to kicking off my own Happily Ever After, I was living 2149 miles away. Not exactly a hop, skip, and a jump back to Chicago where our wedding would be held. 

So how to plan? 

Well, as it happened, my super stylish, much cooler, and soon-to-be-engaged-herself little sister happened to be feeling generous with a hefty hunk of her time. Yeah, I lucked out in no small way. My part in the planning of our big day was primarily handled over two weekends, when I flew home to buy a dress and basically approve the planning she and my dad had done for me. Seriously, my wedding was perfect and gorgeous and miles beyond what I would have come up with on my own. I loved it. 

But I didn’t plan it. 

It wasn’t my blood, sweat and tears behind the sugar crusted fruit arrangements at each table. The soles of my shoes weren’t worn out from making the trek from one venue to the next searching out the perfect space. It wasn’t my last nerve on the line meeting photographer after photographer. 

It’s not like I believe I missed out, and yet…I seem to find myself planning fictional weddings on the regular! It’s totally cheating, I know. The only things that go wrong, go wrong because I want them too.  Which sounds terrible, lol! But in my defense, for every wedding day catastrophe I cackle over creating, I always balance it with a blow-out happily ever after in the end, lol!!



Thank you so much Mira!! 
Friends, below is some information about THE WEDDING DATE BARGAIN, links for you to grab your copy, get to know Mira a bit better and enter the awesome giveaway! 



The Wedding Date Bargain
(The Wedding Date Series, #2)
by Mira Lyn Kelly

Blurb: 
Sarah’s to-do list:
Mani-pedi
Buy killer black dress
Lose virginity

When Sarah Cole has two months to kill before her big move to New York, she decides it's time to take care of a few things―like the inconvenient issue of her virginity. Sarah knows the right guy for the job too: Max, the notorious lady's man she's been crushing on since college.

Two weeks of courting, and then the deed will be done. The plan is so simple. There's no way either of them would do something as silly as fall in love...






Available for pre-order at 

         

Release Date:
June 6, 2017 




About The Author

USA Today bestselling author Mira Lyn Kelly grew up in the Chicago area and earned her degree in fine arts from Loyola University. She met the love of her life while studying abroad in Rome, Italy, only to discover he’d been living right around the corner from her. They live in rural Minnesota.


 You can find her at

Website │ Facebook │ Twitter │ Pinterest Goodreads






Giveaway

Thursday, May 18, 2017

Excerpt Reveal: The Farthest Edge by Kristen Ashley

   


✮✮✮A delicious world of erotica, BDSM with alpha-subs and their Dommes, and a gripping love story…Welcome to The Bee’s Honey! The second standalone title in New York Times bestselling author Kristen Ashley’s Honey Series, THE FARTHEST EDGE is a seductive and rich love story releasing June 6, 2017! And check out the tantalizing excerpt below!✮✮✮


Go to THE FARTHEST EDGE and preorder your copy today!

   

About THE FARTHEST EDGE (Erotic Romance Releasing June 6, 2017):

Step into the Honey Club, where every sensual boundary will be tested in search of the ultimate pleasure…

Branch doesn’t exist. Living off the grid, he’s looking for a way to forget his past and the guilt that plagues him. But no woman has ever been able to bring him to the edge he craves.

After a traumatic experience of her own, Evangeline stepped away from the decadent world of the Honey Club. But when she gets Branch’s offer—to play without boundaries or commitments—it’s too tempting for her to refuse.

As their passion ignites, Evangeline and Branch push each other to their farthest limit, fulfilling their darkest desires while falling harder and deeper than they ever imagined.

 

Amazon | Kindle | Barnes & Noble | iBooks

GooglePlay | Kobo | IndieBound | BAM

   

  EXCERPT


 Aryas knew her. He knew what she liked. He knew how she played. He knew exactly what would make her squirm in her seat. And he knew precisely how long it had been since she’d had her kink. “You’re throwing down the gauntlet,” she accused quietly. “You feel like picking up the glove?” he shot back, shaking the piece of paper at her. She stared into Aryas’s eyes. No strings. Anything she wanted to do to get him off. When he was done with her, he’d vanish from her life. Her gaze dropped to the paper. “Be you, and we’ll make it interesting, lay five grand on that fucker, he’ll give you one go and then he’ll move on,” Aryas pushed, but it was a dare. She looked back at him. A dare. Yes, he knew her. “No reflection on you and your skills, which are sublime, my beautiful baby.” He grinned wicked grin. “Just that this guy is unbreakable. There’s no edge for him any Domme can get anywhere near to push him off and that’s what he’s looking for. Being taken to the farthest edge and shoved right the fuck over.” Taken to the farthest edge. Evangeline was not into that. She wasn’t into extreme. Not like many who were into that in the life. No, the edges she coasted were exactly what Aryas wasn’t quite saying, but she read this guy couldn’t handle. Unless he had the right Mistress to lead the way. Damn it all, she was getting wet. “Five grand?” she snapped. Aryas pressed his lips together and she was too peeved to get more peeved that he did it to suppress his amusement. He unpressed them to confirm, “Five grand. But Leenie, babe, just to get it straight, he walks away from you at first meet, we’re even. It’s only if you get a crack at him the bet is on.” She lifted her nose at the same time she snatched the paper from his hand, declaring, “He won’t walk away.” “He might,” Aryas said gently, and his sudden loss of humor and careful tone made her focus on him again. “Beware of that. He’s done it before. In some ways, he doesn’t give a shit about anything. In some ways, he can be frustratingly choosy.” “If I want him, he walks away, I’ll still get him,” she announced.


    

✮✮✮And don’t miss the first standalone title in the Honey Series… THE DEEP END! ✮✮✮

About THE DEEP END:

Enter a decadent sensual world where gorgeous alpha males are committed to fulfilling a woman's every desire…

Olivier isn’t sure what he’s gotten himself into when he joins the Honey Club, only that a dark part of him hungers for the lifestyle offered by this exclusive club. Here, no boundary will be left untested…and one's deepest fantasies will become an exquisite reality.

When Amélie invites Olivier to surrender, she gives the alpha submissive what he craves. Soon they both find themselves falling harder than they ever anticipated—but as their connection deepens, the truth about Olivier’s past could destroy everything…

Gripping and seductive, The Deep End is the first book in a sensational new series from bestselling author Kristen Ashley.

Amazon | Kindle | Barnes & Noble | iBooks GooglePlay | Kobo | IndieBound | BAM

   

About The Author


 Kristen Ashley was born in Gary, Indiana, USA and nearly killed her mother and herself making it into the world, seeing as she had the umbilical cord wrapped around her neck (already attempting to accessorise and she hadn't taken her first breath!). Her mother said they took Kristen away, put her Mom back in her room, her mother looked out the window, and Gary was on fire (Dr. King had been assassinated four days before). Kristen's Mom remembered thinking it was the end of the world. Quite the dramatic beginning. Nothing's changed. Kristen grew up in Brownsburg, Indiana and has lived in Denver, Colorado and the West Country of England. Thus, she's blessed to have friends and family around the globe. Her family was (is) loopy (to say the least) but loopy is good when you want to write. They all lived together on a very small farm in a small farm town in the heartland. She grew up with Glenn Miller, The Everly Brothers, REO Speedwagon and Whitesnake (and the wardrobes that matched). Needless to say, growing up in a house full of music, clothes and love was a good way to grow up. And as she keeps growing, it keeps getting better.  

WEBSITE * FACEBOOK * TWITTER * NEWSLETTER * GOODREADS * PINTEREST * INSTAGRAM

   

Wednesday, May 17, 2017

Cover Reveal Blitz: Most Valuable Playboy by Lauren Blakely

   

From #1 New York Times bestselling author Lauren Blakely comes a sexy, new standalone sports romance releasing September 1st, MOST VALUABLE PLAYBOY! Told from the guy’s POV, MOST VALUABLE PLAYBOY will hit retailers just in time to celebrate the start of fall and football season! The audiobook is slated for a simultaneous release and will be narrated by Zachary Webber! Don’t miss the amazing cover and blurb below!

 

 
Cover Design by Helen Williams with Photography by Scott Hoover Photography
 
About MOST VALUABLE PLAYBOY:
Hands down, my favorite thing in the world is to score. Touchdowns. Don’t let the fact that I’m the leading pick in the Most Valuable Playboy charity auction fool you. These days, I’m only a player on the field. I’ve kept my pants zipped all season long — and it has been long — because nothing’s more important than leading my team to victory every week. Except maybe escaping from the owner’s handsy-as-hell sister who seems dead set on winning more than a date with me at the auction. Enter Violet and a well-placed Hail Mary.
She’s my best friend’s sister with a smile as sweet as cherry pie and a mind that runs quicker than the 40-yard-dash. After Violet saves the day with the highest bid, I don’t even give her a two-minute warning before I kiss her in front of the whole crowd and then announce that she’s my girlfriend. Which would be fine except my agent tells me the next day that we’ve got to keep up the act while he’s negotiating my contract. Violet says she’ll take one for the team and pretend to be mine, but our boyfriend-girlfriend scrimmage quickly turns into a full contact sport. And soon enough, I want this game with her to go into overtime. The problem is — I’ve been riding the bench for years.
How can a guy like me, who finally has a chance to prove his worth on the field, convince the girl she’s most valuable to his heart?
*MOST VALUABLE PLAYBOY is a brand new standalone sports romance written in the guy’s POV!*
PREORDER YOUR COPY TODAY!

iBooks (Releasing TWO days early on August 31st!) Barnes & Noble Kobo Amazon Kindle Preorder alert (via Lauren's newsletter) Goodreads

     

Can’t wait to get your hands on this smoking hot MVP?

MOST VALUABLE PLAYBOY will release two days early on iBooks! If you’re an iBooks user, you can enjoy this sports romance on August 31st!

     





About The Author


A #1 New York Times Bestselling author, Lauren Blakely is known for her contemporary romance style that's hot, sweet and sexy. She lives in California with her family and has plotted entire novels while walking her dogs. With fourteen New York Times bestsellers, her titles have appeared on the New York Times, USA Today, and Wall Street Journal Bestseller Lists more than 80 times, and she's sold more than 2 million books. In June she'll release THE KNOCKED UP PLAN, a standalone romantic comedy. To receive an email when Lauren releases a new book, sign up for her newsletter! 



 
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