Friday, June 24, 2016

Audio Book Lovin' Presents: Iggy Toma's Top 5




Hi Everyone! Books-n-Kisses and I thought it would be fun to learn what are some of the narrator's favorite reasons for being an audio book narrator! Today, we have the pleasure of sharing with you one of my favorite narrator's Top 5 Favorite Things About Being An Audio Book Narrator. Please allow me to introduce you to Iggy Toma!


Iggy Toma is a voice-over artist, musician, and activist based in New York City. He is an avid reader of romance and mystery, and he has a soft spot for daytime soap operas.


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Curious to learn more? Visit last year's Audio Book Lovin Interview with Iggy Toma


Samples of Iggy's Work



 
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Thursday, June 23, 2016

Audio Book Lovin Presents: Sylvain Reynard Guest Post



Hi Everyone! Books-n-Kisses and I are extremely excited to have Author Sylvain Reynard with us again for this year's Audio Book Lovin'. Feel free to check out last year's post here.


It’s a great pleasure to be with you and the readers of Audio Book Loving blog.

Like many of you, I really enjoy listening to audiobooks.  While I enjoy them on their own terms, I confess to listening to them when I’m doing something else – walking, driving, or jogging. They’re an enjoyable, entertaining travel companion.

Recently, I began listening to Cass Sunstein’s book “The World According to Star Wars.” It’s a nostalgic discussion of the Star Wars films and how their narratives relate to life, politics, and culture. It’s a thought provoking non-fiction book and the narration is good.

But a great audiobook of a fictional work rises to a completely different level.

John Morgan, for example, is an exceptional narrator who doesn’t simply read the printed page – he performs it.  John did an incredible job with The Gabriel Series so when it came time to record The Raven and The Shadow, I was hoping he was available.  Lucky for me and for audiobook listeners, John recorded the audiobooks for these novels as well.  And it wasn’t easy.

The cast of characters of The Florentine Series is exceptionally diverse.  William has an English accent and occasionally speaks other languages, Raven is American, Aoibhe is Irish, and several other characters are Italian.  Somehow John is able to capture the accent of these characters and he’s also able to imbue his voice with their personality. It’s very difficult for one actor to perform so many different roles. But when you listen to John, it sounds effortless.

I wrote The Raven and the Shadow and I get chills when I hear John perform them; that’s how talented he is. I can only imagine what it would be like to see these works or The Gabriel Series performed on screen.

If you have a chance to listen to an audiobook of your favourite novel, I encourage you to do it. Although not every narrator is as talented as John Morgan, there are incredible performers who have recorded audiobooks and you’ll enjoy the journey as you travel with them.

Thank you for listening. Happy travels,

-SR


Below are audio clips from THE RAVEN and THE SHADOW by Sylvain Reynard. 
Learn more about this fabulous author and where you may find him.
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Available for pre-order 


The Roman
Florentine Series, Book 4

Release Date:
December 6, 2016

About the Author



Sylvain Reynard
I’m interested in the way literature can help us explore aspects of the human condition – particularly suffering, sex, love, faith, and redemption. My favourite stories are those in which a character takes a journey, either a physical journey to a new and exciting place, or a personal journey in which he or she learns something about himself/herself.

I’m also interested in how aesthetic elements such as art, architecture, and music can be used to tell a story or to illuminate the traits of a particular character. In my writing, I combine all of these elements with the themes of redemption, forgiveness, and the transformative power of goodness.

I try to use my platform as an author to raise awareness about the following charities: Now I Lay Me Down to Sleep Foundation, WorldVision, Alex’s Lemonade Stand, and Covenant House. For more information, see my Charities page.


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Wednesday, June 22, 2016

Audio Book Lovin' Presents: Interview with Tiffany Reisz



Hi Everyone!
Books-n-Kisses and I are excited to share with you our interview with Author Tiffany Reisz! We had a fabulous time and we hope you enjoy it as well! 










The Bourbon Thief
Tiffany Reisz
Narrated by Kim Staunton

Release Date: 06-28-16

Blurb: 
Betrayal, revenge, and a family scandal that bore a 150-year-old mystery.

When Cooper McQueen wakes up from a night with a beautiful stranger, it's to discover he's been robbed. The only item stolen: a million-dollar bottle of bourbon. The thief, a mysterious woman named Paris, claims the bottle is rightfully hers. After all, the label itself says it's property of the Maddox family, who owned and operated Red Thread Bourbon distillery since the last days of the Civil War, until the company went out of business for reasons no one knows...no one except Paris.

In the small hours of a Louisville morning, Paris unspools the lurid tale of Tamara Maddox, heiress to the distillery that became an empire. Theirs is a legacy of wealth and power but also of lies, secrets, and sins of omission. Why Paris wants the bottle of Red Thread remains a secret until the truth of her identity is at last revealed, and the century-old vengeance Tamara vowed against her family can finally be completed.


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The Saint
(The Original Sinners - The White Years)
by Tiffany Reisz
Narrated by Elizabeth Hart 

Blurb: 
Rebellious, green-eyed Eleanor never met a rule she didn't want to break. Sick of her mother's zealotry and the confines of Catholic school, she declares that she'll never go to church again. But her first glimpse of beautiful, magnetic Father Marcus Stearns - Søren to her and only her - and his lust-worthy Italian motorcycle is an epiphany. Eleanor is consumed, yet even she knows that being in love with a priest can't be right. But when one desperate mistake nearly costs Eleanor everything, it is Søren who steps in to save her. When she vows to repay him with complete obedience, a whole world opens before her as he reveals to her his deepest secrets. Danger can be managed - pain, welcomed. Everything is about to begin. Contains mature themes.


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Her Halloween Treat
(Men at Work)
by Tiffany Reisz

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About The Author

Tiffany Reisz is the author of the highly acclaimed series The Original Sinners. Her first novel, The Siren, won the RT Book Reviews Editor's Choice Award for Best Erotic Romance of 2012. Slightly shameless, Tiffany dropped out of a conservative Southern seminary in order to pursue a career as a writer. This move, while possibly putting her eternal salvation in peril, has worked out better than she anticipated. She lives in Oregon with her husband, author Andrew Shaffer.






You can find Tiffany at

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Tuesday, June 21, 2016

Audio Book Lovin' Presents: Annabeth Albert's Guest Post + Giveaway



Hi Everyone! Books-n-Kisses and I are excited to have Author Annabeth Alberts with us today chatting about audio books. 


When I found out that my #gaymers series would be coming in Audio as well as e-book from Carina Press, my first thought was, “YAY!!!” and to muppet flail. My second thought? “How will I tell my mom?” And that brought on a whole different type of muppet flail.  You see, my mother is the Queen of Audio Books. Growing up, she would put a book-on-tape on as she cleaned the kitchen late at night, and I can still remember the sounds drifting up to my bedroom as I read myself to sleep. She scoured yard sales (this was pre-eBay!) and our library for new books to listen to.

Years later, I was an adult, and I was going through a particularly rough patch with a broken foot and a depression flare-up at the same time. She showed me how to use Overdrive to get audio books from the library, and I knit for hours and hours listening to Meg Cabot and Janet Evanovich as I healed, inside and out.  My mother, however, remained the queen, deftly using Overdrive even as she collected the books-on-CD and books-on-tape that others were discarding as they went digital.
Her personal books-on-CD and books-on-tape library is bigger than a lot of library’s physical collections, and still, all these years later, she still cooks and cleans with a book on.  When my grandmother’s eyesight started failing, my mother made it her mission to find her audio books that she would enjoy.  Whenever family or friends embark on long trips, she’s always fast with the audio book recommendation.

So that brings me back to my conundrum:  what to tell mom? You see, she finds my books a bit… scandalous. Especially all the love scenes. But predictably, she was far more enthusiastic about the sale of my audio rights. “Well, maybe I should give it a listen…”
I quickly explained that this was my whole book, love scenes and all. Hushed whisper, “They make the narrator read that?”

Yes, Mom, they do. Shout out to all the amazing romance narrators, including my own who read the whole book, naughty bits most definitely included. And shout out to the library audio collections which kept my mother sane, my ailing grandmother entertained, and that one particular Fall, may well have saved my life.

Want to keep up with my #gaymers series and other audio and e-book releases? I love hearing from readers (and listeners!) on social media!



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Purchase at Amazon | Audible




About The Author




Annabeth Albert grew up sneaking romance novels under the bed covers. Now, she devours all subgenres of romance out in the open—no flashlights required! When she’s not adding to her keeper shelf, she’s a multi-published Pacific Northwest romance writer.

Emotionally complex, sexy, and funny stories are her favorites both to read and to write. Annabeth loves finding happy endings for a variety of pairings and is a passionate gay rights supporter.  In between searching out dark heroes to redeem, she works a rewarding day job and wrangles two children.


You can find Annabeth at
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Monday, June 20, 2016

Audio Book Lovin' Presents: Interview with Alexander Cendese



Hi Everyone!
Books-n-Kisses and I can't believe we're in week 3 of Audio Book Lovin'!

Today, we bring you an interview with Narrator Alexander Cendese!
I had the pleasure of chatting Alexander and it was a blast! 







Below are some samples of Alexander's work



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Available for pre-order
The Case of the Howling Dog (Perry Mason Series)
by Erle Stanley Gardner

Release Date:
October 25, 2016




About The Narrator


Alexander Cendese is an actor and audio book narrator living with his wife and son in Brooklyn, NY. A graduate of the Carnegie Mellon School of Drama, he has appeared stage both Off Broadway and On, as well as in regionally in the North East. TV: Elementary, Public Morals. Hostages, Golden Boy, Played, White Collar, Law & Order, Law & Order:SVU, The Bedford Diaries; Film: Blumenthal, Garden Party, You Belong to Me, Crazy Famous.




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Sunday, June 19, 2016

Free Graphics For You: Father's Day



Welcome to the fourth FREE GRAPHICS FOR YOU!!! 
Father's Day is just around the corner and wanted to create some graphics for you to share with your family and friends. 

Check out the free graphics from the first FREE GRAPHICS FOR YOU here
These are all book related!

To grab the images, all you have to do is right click on them and click on "Open in New Tab" (that way they open as big as possible), click on the new tab where the image is available, place your mouse over the image to see if you can enlarge it (and do so if you can) and then right click on the image and click on “Save Image As” and save to your drive. 











Again, feel free to use these graphics for your blog, FB Pages, FB Profiles, Events, Social Media Platforms, etc. 
Please do not modify the image or remove the "Enchantress Design & Promo".



If you are in need of graphic design services such as graphic teasers, FB cover photos, advertisements, book covers, etc., please visit my website Enchantress Design & Promo for more information and samples of my work.  




I’ll be working on some more graphics to share with you all but would LOVE ideas for quotes! Tell me your favorite in the comments and I’ll see what I can create!! If you use these graphics on your blog or social media, would love to see it! Share the link!! 

Friday, June 17, 2016

Audio Book Lovin': Spotlight Feature on Katie Reus







Hi Everyone! Books-n-Kisses and I are so excited to have Katie Reus on our Audio Book Lovin’ Series! We've included information about her series! Please visit the links to listen to the audio samples 



Deadly Ops Series




Targeted (Deadly Ops #1)
by Katie Reus 
Narrated by Sophie Eastlake 

Blurb:
Former Marine sniper and current NSA agent Jack Stone has a new face to go with his new identity. But he still has the same tortured memories-which include the woman he let get away years ago. Now his new assignment in Miami will put him so close to the woman he's never been able to forget, he could reach out and touch her-if only she weren't under suspicion. When Sophie Moreno uncovers evidence linking the medical supply company she works for with arms smuggling-and worse-she doesn't know who to turn to. After a shocking betrayal, she realizes that the only person she can trust is a mysterious new person in the company-a man with hauntingly familiar eyes. As Sophie questions her intense attraction to this man and Jack struggles not to blow his cover, the two of them race against the clock to stop terrorists from killing scores of people-starting with them.Contains mature themes.


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Darkness Series





The Crescent Moon Series





Red Stone Security Series



About The Author



Katie Reus is the New York Times and USA Today bestselling author of the Red Stone Security series, the Moon Shifter series and the Deadly Ops series. She fell in love with romance at a young age thanks to books she pilfered from her mom's stash. Years later she loves reading romance almost as much as she loves writing it. However, she didn't always know she wanted to be a writer. After changing majors many times, she finally graduated with a degree in psychology. Not long after that she discovered a new love. Writing. She now spends her days writing dark paranormal romance and sexy romantic suspense.










You can find Katie at

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