Audio Book Lovin' 2016










June is Audio Book Month and we're celebrating all month long with fabulous Authors and Narrators!!! This is the official page for the 2016 event, which is hosted by both Books-n-Kisses and myself, Viviana, Enchantress of Books. Below we have the line-up of participating Authors and Narrators! Scroll down and get to know them. As the days progress, we'll be linking the "Click here..." buttons (below) to the author's/narrator's post. So you can always come here to the official page to find everything! 




Not only do we have phenomenal authors and narrators joining us this year, which is great all on it's own, many of the authors and narrators will be including giveaways as well!! But Wait... There's More!!! Books-n-Kisses and I are also hosting our own MONTH LONG Giveaway! Our giveaway will be included in each post! Make sure to visit us each day to not only hang out with us but also enter the giveaway! Remember to visit us BOTH throughout the ENTIRE MONTH as you never know what surprises we might throw your way!! And remember, our giveaway runs the ENTIRE MONTH of JUNE and there are multiple entries you can gain by hanging out with the BOTH OF US!! Just sayin'! LOL


If you haven't already, make sure to follow our social media platforms as we'll be sharing lots of fun info and maybe even some extra goodies (hint hint... did you get the HINT)! We'll be using the hash tag #AudioBookLovin. You can visit our websites to find us via all of our social media platforms, but I've linked our Facebook Pages to our buttons below! 



    

Audio Book Lovin' Schedule

Wednesday, June 1, 2016

Audio Book Lovin' 2016 Launch!
Viviana, Enchantress of Books
Books-n-Kisses


Thursday, June 2, 2016
Audio Book Lovin' Presents: Audio Books Here, Audio Books There Audio Books Everywhere!
Viviana, Enchantress of Books
Books-n-Kisses


Friday, June 3, 2016
Viviana, Enchantress of Books
Grim Series by Dani Harper Spotlight + Giveaway
Books-n-Kisses
Spotlight Feature of Lia Davis' audio books + a Giveaway


Monday, June 6, 2016
Viviana, Enchantress of Books
Emma Chase's Fun Facts about the Legal Briefs & Giveaway
Book-n-Kisses
Kelly and the audio book


Tuesday, June 7, 2016
Viviana, Enchantress of Books
Kendra Elliot Spotlight and Giveaway
Book-n-Kisses
A Spotlight Feature on Lori Foster


Wednesday, June 8, 2016
Viviana, Enchantress of Books
Author Interview with Dannika Dark + Giveaway
Books-n-Kisses
A spotlight feature on Luke Daniels


Thursday, June 9, 2016
Viviana, Enchantress of Books
Viviana and the Audio Book 
Books-n-Kisses


Friday, June 10, 2016
Viviana, Enchantress of Books
Author Interview with Kristen Ashley
Books-n-Kisses
 Justine Eyre's Top 5 Favorite Things About Being an Audiobook Narrator


Monday, June 13, 2016
Viviana, Enchantress of Books
Books-n-Kisses


Tuesday, June 14, 2016
Viviana, Enchantress of Books
Books-n-Kisses
Guest Blogger Heather Killough-Walden


Wednesday, June 15, 2016
Viviana, Enchantress of Books
Books-n-Kisses
Guest Blogger Tara Lain + a giveaway


Thursday, June 16, 2016 
Viviana, Enchantress of Books
Books-n-Kisses
Lorelei Kings's Top Tips for Narrating a Sex Scene


Friday, June 17, 2016
Viviana, Enchantress of Books
Spotlight Feature on Katie Reus + Giveaway 
Books-n-Kisses
Kirsten Potter Guest Post + Giveaway


Monday, June 20, 2016
Viviana, Enchantress of Books
Books-n-Kisses


Tuesday, June 21, 2016
Viviana, Enchantress of Books
Books-n-Kisses
Angela Dawe’s Top 5!!!!


Wednesday, June 22, 2016
Viviana, Enchantress of Books
Books-n-Kisses
Spotlight feature of Kendra Elliot’s Audio books + giveaways


Thursday, June 23, 2016
Viviana, Enchantress of Books
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Guest Blogger Amanda Ronconi 


Friday, June 24, 2016 
Viviana, Enchantress of Books
Books-n-Kisses


Monday, June 27, 2016
Viviana, Enchantress of Books
Spotlight feature of Alice Clayton
Spotlight Feature of Johanna Parker


Tuesday, June 28, 2016
Viviana, Enchantress of Books
Interview with Taria Reed
Jessica Clare Guest Post
1001 Dark Nights Feature
Books-n-Kisses
Interview with Antony Ferguson
Spotlight feature of Dianne Duvall
1001 Dark Nights Feature


Wednesday, June 29, 2016
Viviana, Enchantress of Books
Interview with Narrator Nelson Hobbs
Books-n-Kisses
Interview with Narrator Summer Roberts


Thursday, June 30, 2016
Viviana, Enchantress of Books
Books-n-Kisses


Friday, July 1, 2016
Viviana, Enchantress of Books
Books-n-Kisses



Authors


Alice Clayton worked in the cosmetics industry for over a decade before picking up a pen (read laptop).

She enjoys gardening but not weeding, baking but not cleaning up, and finally convinced her long-time boyfriend to marry her.

Now, about that Bernese Mountain dog...

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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.


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New York Times and USA Today Bestselling Author Carrie Ann Ryan never thought she’d be a writer. Not really. No, she loved math and science and even went on to graduate school in chemistry. Yes, she read as a kid and devoured teen fiction and Harry Potter, but it wasn’t until someone handed her a romance book in her late teens that she realized that there was something out there just for her. When another author suggested she use the voices in her head for good and not evil, The Redwood Pack and all her other stories were born.

Carrie Ann is a bestselling author of over twenty novels and novellas and has so much more on her mind (and on her spreadsheets *grins*) that she isn’t planning on giving up her dream anytime soon.

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New York Times & USA Today bestselling author Catherine Bybee was raised in Washington State, but after graduating high school, she moved to Southern California in hopes of becoming a movie star. After growing bored with waiting tables, she returned to school and became a registered nurse, spending most of her career in urban emergency rooms. She now writes full-time and has penned the Weekday Brides Series and the Not Quite Series. Bybee lives with her two teenage sons in Southern California.  

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Dani Harper is a former newspaper editor whose passion for all things supernatural led her to a second career writing paranormal fantasy. There isn’t anything she likes better than exploring myths and legends from many cultures, which serve to inspire her stories.

Love fairies? Dani's new Grim Series is bringing Celtic faery legends into modern-day America: Storm Warrior, Storm Bound and Storm Warned. (Storm Warrior earned a starred review from Publishers Weekly.) Learn more at http://www.daniharper.com

Die-hard werewolf fans will want to meet Dani's unique take on shapeshifters: the Macleod clan in Changeling Moon, Changeling Dream, and Changeling Dawn. (Book 1, Changeling Moon, was a 2012 RITA finalist.) Need more shapeshifters? Try First Bite, a Dark Wolf story. Dani's latest release is a PNR for those who love ghost stories with a twist: THE HOLIDAY SPIRIT.

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Dannika Dark is the USA Today Bestselling Author of Urban Fantasy Romance and Paranormal Romance. Her books have sold more than 1 million copies worldwide, and she is a 2016 Audie Awards finalist. Dannika was born on a military base in the U.S. and spent her youth traveling abroad. She developed an interest writing poetry and song lyrics early on, eventually gravitating toward a job that involved writing procedural training documentation. In her spare time, she wrote novels before she decided to pursue a career in publishing.

In addition to writing about supernatural worlds, Dannika is passionate about graphic design and creates all her own covers and series art. When not writing, she enjoys indie music, movies, reading, Tex-Mex, strawberry daiquiris, heaps of chocolate, and unleashing her dark side.

All of her published books to date are written in the same universe and contain material suitable for adults only.

"For me, writing is all about blending genres to break out of the confines of predictability, but it's what I love to do."


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NYTimes and USA Today Bestselling Author Darynda Jones has won numerous awards for her work, including a prestigious Golden Heart®, a Rebecca, two Hold Medallions, a RITA ®, and a Daphne du Maurier, and she has received stellar reviews from dozens of publications including starred reviews from Publisher’s Weekly, Booklist, and the Library Journal. As a born storyteller, Darynda grew up spinning tales of dashing damsels and heroes in distress for any unfortunate soul who happened by, annoying man and beast alike, and she is ever so grateful for the opportunity to carry on that tradition. She currently has two series with St. Martin’s Press: The Charley Davidson Series and the Darklight Trilogy. She lives in the Land of Enchantment, also known as New Mexico, with her husband of almost 30 years and two beautiful sons, the Mighty, Mighty Jones Boys. She can be found at www.daryndajones.com.




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Dianne Duvall is the New York Times and USA Today Bestselling Author of the Immortal Guardians paranormal romance series and The Gifted Ones series. Her books have twice been nominated for RT Reviewers’ Choice Awards and are routinely deemed Top Picks by RT Book Reviews, The Romance Reviews, and/or Night Owl Reviews. Reviewers have called Dianne’s books “fast-paced and humorous” (Publishers Weekly), “utterly addictive” (RT Book Reviews), “extraordinary” (Long and Short Reviews), and “wonderfully imaginative” (The Romance Reviews).

Dianne loves all things creative. When she isn’t writing, Dianne is active in the independent film industry and has even appeared on-screen, crawling out of a moonlit grave and wielding a machete like some of the vampires she creates in her books.



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New York Times and USA Today bestselling author Donna Grant has been praised for her "totally addictive" and "unique and sensual" stories. Her latest acclaimed series, Dark Kings, features a thrilling combination of dragons, Fae, and immortal Highlanders who are dark, dangerous, and irresistible. She lives with her two children and an assortment of animals in Texas.



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Emma Chase is the New York Times and USA Today bestselling author of the hot and hilarious Tangled series and The Legal Briefs series. Emma lives in New Jersey with her husband, two children and two naughty (but really cute) dogs. She has a long-standing love/hate relationship with caffeine.



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Gabra Zackman is a New York City based actress, writer and audiobook narrator. She has performed in regional theaters across the country, several Shakespeare festivals, off Broadway, and also did a stint in the theaters of Denver, Colorado. She has been seen on TV in “Law and Order”, “SVU” and “AMC” as well as a few small film roles.  She was recently seen in Theatre BEDLAM’s off-broadway hit production of Sense and Sensibility.

Gabra has a parallel career in audiobook narration, and has worked in that field for over 10 years, having relationships with studios in the New York area, Denver and all the places she has performed around the country.  After recording over 300 audiobooks, many of them romance, Gabra decided to use her storytelling addiction to write some of her own.  When she lived in Denver for a spell, she hooked up with a friend’s New York literary agent who was looking for romance submissions, and the wheels began to turn.

Though Gabra has written a handful of essays, a screenplay, and a host of blog posts, the Bod Squad Series is her first stab at writing novels.   She writes the stories she wishes she lived: ones filled with romance, intrigue, humor, and wild and witty characters. The inspiration for this series was her love of the romance genre, her admiration for many of the writers whose work she has narrated, and her undying passion for James Bond.  She also based three of the main characters on a few of her best friends.  Gabra moved back to New York a couple of years ago and brought her stories with her.  She now lives in Queens, in the first apartment that has really felt like home, a place that reminds her of her grandmothers.

Gabra can often be found traipsing across a stage, rocking the mic for an audiobook recording, or exploring the cafes of Queens, New York, dressed in disguise and looking for the perfect place to write sexy tales of kooky undercover agents. You can learn more about all her many adventures at www.gabrazackman.com.  If you prefer, you can use www.audiobookgoddess.com.  It goes to the same website, but makes you laugh as you type it.  You can also follow her on Twitter @GabraZackman, on Goodreads, on LinkedIn and at her Bod Squad Series Facebook page.  Also check out her current weekly guest blog on www.xoxoafterdark.com  where she posts her thoughts about ABC’s new series, The Bachelorette.

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Heather Killough-Walden is a California native currently living in Texas with her husband, child, and King Charles Cavalier. She is the New York Times and USA Today bestselling author of the Big Bad Wolf series, The Kings series, the Lost Angels series, the October Trilogy, the Neverland series, and The Chosen Soul series. Heather’s educational background includes religious studies, archeology, and law. She has traveled all over the world but hopes to one day live in a town with a world-class hockey team. (Let’s Go Pens!)

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Jessica Clare is a New York Times and USA Today Bestselling author who writes under three different names. As Jill Myles, she writes a little bit of everything, from sexy, comedic urban fantasy to zombie fairy tales. As Jessica Clare, she writes erotic contemporary romance.
She also has a third pen name (because why stop at two?). As Jessica Sims, she writes fun, sexy shifter paranormals. She lives in Texas with her husband, cats, and too many dust-bunnies. Jill spends her time writing, reading, writing, playing video games, and doing even more writing.



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Joanna Wylde is the secret identity of an international library spy who has travelled the world in search of exactly the right book to read. Despite her endless efforts, she’s still seeking the Ultimate Story — a story so powerful, so incredible that time itself stops while it’s being read, kittens spontaneously spring forth from rainbows, and unicorns bow their heads in praise. Joanna’s hobbies include manatee wrestling (six time north Idaho champion), arguing about the pros/cons of the Oxford comma and refusing to accept that Chicago style should trump AP. You can learn more about Joanna and her work at www.joannawylde.net






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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.










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Kendra Elliot:
As a kid, I read and read and read. Laura Ingalls, Nancy Drew, and Trixie Belden were my close companions, and I was never without a book in hand. Today, mysteries are my primary reading genre. I enjoy Lee Child, Karen Rose, Robert Crais, and Tami Hoag. But I also love a sweeping historical novel by Diana Gabaldon or a contemporary romance by Rachel Gibson.
I decided to try my hand at writing a novel after I read a newspaper article about NaNoWriMo. Heck, I can do that. I sat down and wrote a contemporary romance but kept tripping over dead bodies in each chapter. I got the hint and my stories evolved into romantic suspense.
I joined my local Romance Writers of America chapter, the Rose City Romance Writers, and found a fabulous community dedicated to educating its members about writing and publishing. Book purchases are tax deductable?? I also belong to International Thriller Writers and the Kiss of Death Chapter of RWA.
In 2010, my manuscript, Stronger Than Bone (HIDDEN), was a finalist in RWA’s prestigious Golden Heart® contest. My third book, BURIED, won the Daphne Du Maurier award for romantic suspense and was nominated for the 2014 International Thriller Writers's award for Best Paperback Original and Romantic Times Magazine's best Romantic Suspense of 2013.
I grew up in the lush Pacific Northwest and still live there with my husband, three daughters, two cats, and a Pomeranian. I am fascinated with forensics, refuse to eat anything green, and love a good Mai Tai on the beach on Kauai.

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Kristen Ashley: 
I was born a middle class white child in Gary, Indiana, USA. One of the last of a dying breed. I nearly killed my mother and myself making it into the world, seeing as I had the umbilical cord wrapped around my neck (already attempting to accessorize and I hadn’t taken my first breath!). Mom says they took me away, put her back in her room, she looked out the window, and Gary was on fire (Dr. King had been assassinated four days before). She remembered thinking it was the end of the world. Quite the dramatic beginning.
Nothing’s changed.
All I’ve ever wanted to do was write (well, and be the Queen of the World, but you gotta start small) and I’ve published a gazillion books and counting (and a gazillion is a lot! shoo!).You can learn about my titles that have been released or that are soon to be released in the Titles section of the website.
Even though I jump genres, there is always a theme to my books…humor (hopefully), engaging characters (again, hopefully) and romance (definitely).
My loves are movies, music, food and fashion and I partake of all of them as often as I can (the middle two more than the others, the former, which takes time I don’t often have and the latter, which takes money I rarely have). In fact, I love food so much, I like to share my good fortune so I put my recipes on offer for you on this page (see top menu and don’t miss them, they’re awesome!).
I grew up in Brownsburg, Indiana and have lived in Denver, Colorado and the West Country of England. Thus I’m blessed to have friends and family around the globe. My family was (is) loopy (to say the least) but loopy is good when you want to write and growing up it was large and multi-generational. We all lived together on a very small farm in a small farm town in the heartland. I 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 I keep growing up, it keeps getting better.
So here I am, thank goodness.

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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.

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Since first publishing in January 1996, Lori Foster has become a USA Today, Publisher’s Weekly and New York Times bestselling author of over 90 novels and novellas. She currently writes single titles for HQN.

Lori hosts a very special annual “Reader and Author Get Together,” aka RAGT16, in West Chester, Ohio. Proceeds from the event have benefited many worthy causes, including the the no-kill animal shelter, the Animal Adoption Foundation; The Conductive Learning Center, a school for children with spina bifida and cerebral palsy; and The One Way Farm, Children’s Home for abused and abandoned children. See more about the annual event here: http://readerauthorgettogether.com/ 

Each year Lori also writes a “benefit book,” a romance short story with all advance & royalties going to a local charity. You can see all the benefit books here: http://lorifoster.com/benefit-books/

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Melinda Leigh abandoned her career in banking to raise her children. She started writing as a hobby, but soon found her true calling creating characters and stories. She has won numerous writing awards for her paranormal romance and romantic suspense fiction. Her debut novel, She Can Run, was a #1 bestseller in Kindle Romantic Suspense, a 2011 Best Book Finalist in The Romance Reviews, and a nominee for the 2012 International Thriller Award for Best First Book. A 2013 and 2014 Daphne du Maurier Award finalist, Melinda holds a second-degree black belt in Kenpo karate and teaches women’s self-defense. She lives with her husband, two teenagers, a couple of dogs, and two rescued cats.









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When Molly Harper was eight years old, she set up a “writing office” in her parents’ living room, complete with an old manual typewriter and a toy phone. And she (very slowly) pecked out the story of her third-grade class taking a trip around the world and losing a kid in each city. She had a dark sense of humor even then.

When Molly was considerably older, she headed for Western Kentucky University, where she majored in print journalism. After graduation, she landed a job with The Paducah Sun and married her high school sweetheart, David, a local police officer. After six years at the newspaper, Molly took a more family-friendly secretarial position at a local church office.

Her husband worked nights and Molly was alone with their small child in the “The Apartment of Lost Souls.” A big fan of vampire movies and TV shows, she decided to write a vampire romance novel. Molly created Jane Jameson, a bit of an accidental loser. Jane is single, almost 30, and a librarian working in Half-Moon Hollow, Ky. She has become a permanent fixture on her Mama’s prayer list. And despite the fact that she’s pretty good at her job, she just got canned so her boss could replace her with someone who occasionally starts workplace fires. Jane drowns her sorrows at the local faux nostalgia-themed sports bar. On her way home, she’s mistaken for a deer and shot by a drunk hunter. And then she wakes up as a vampire. The three-book Jane Jameson series–which includes Nice Girls Don’t Have Fangs,Nice Girls Don’t Date Dead Men and Nice Girls Don’t Live Forever—was released in 2009.  A fourth and final installment, Nice Girls Don’t Bite Their Neighbors, was released in 2012.

Molly continues stories in the Jane Jameson universe through her Half-Moon Hollow series,Driving Mr. Dead, The Care and Feeding of Stray Vampires, Undead Sublet, and A Witch’s Handbook of Kisses and Curses.  Undead Sublet is a short story in The Undead in My Bed anthology.  A Witch’s Handbook of Kisses and Curses will be released in June 2013.  A special free audio holiday novella, I’m Dreaming of an Undead Christmas, was released in December 2013.

Molly will update her popular Naked Werewolf romance series in 2013. How to Flirt with a Naked Werewolf, was released in February 2011, quickly followed by The Art of Seducing a Naked Werewolf. A third installment, How to Run With a Naked Werewolf, will be released in December 2013.  Her first-ever “haunted house story,” Better Homes and Hauntings, will be released in June 2014.

Molly will launch her first-ever contemporary romance series with My Bluegrass Baby in December 2012.  Rhythm and Bluegrass was released in October 2013.

Molly’s books are published by Pocket Books, an imprint of Simon & Schuster. They are available in print, as e-books and audio books at major book stores and on Amazon. Molly is a native of Kentucky. She lives in Paducah with her husband and children.


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New York Times bestselling author Rebecca Zanetti has published over twenty-five dark paranormals, romantic suspense, and contemporary romances, and her books have appeared multiple times on several of the bestseller lists. She has received a Publisher’s Weekly Starred Review for Wicked Edge, Romantic Times Reviewer Choice Nominations for Forgotten Sins and Sweet Revenge, and RT Top Picks  for several of her novels. She believes strongly in luck, karma, and working her butt off…and she thinks one of the best things about being an author, unlike the lawyer she used to be, is that she can let the crazy out. Her current series are: The Scorpius Syndrome, The Realm Enforcers, the Dark Protectors, the Sin Brothers, and Blood Brothers. 


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Sasha Summers grew up surrounded by books. Her passions have always been storytelling, romance, and travel. Whether it's an easy-on-the-eyes cowboy or a hero of truly mythic proportions, Sasha falls a little in love with each and every one of her heroes. She frequently gets lost with her characters in the worlds she creates; forgetting everyday tasks like laundry and dishes. Luckily, her four brilliant children and hero-inspiring hubby are super understanding and helpful.




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Skye Jordan’s New York Times bestselling novels are all about enjoying that little wild streak we all have, but probably don’t let out often enough. About those fantasies we usually don’t get the opportunity to indulge. About stretching limits, checking out the dark side, playing naughty and maybe even acting a little wicked. They’re about escape and fun and pleasure and romance. And, yes, even love, because Skye is ultimately a romantic at heart and a happily ever after kinda gal. Skye also writes romantic suspense as Joan Swan, weaving fast paced novels of passion, danger and suspense.

Skye is a California native recently transplanted to the East Coast and living in Alexandria, Virginia, just outside Washington DC with her husband of 25 years. She has two grown daughters in college in Colorado and Oregon. In her free time she’s always taking classes and attending seminars. She’s currently loving mosaics, forensic sculpting, pastry and cooking classes, knitting and rowing on the Potomac.





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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Tara Lain writes the Beautiful Boys of Romance in LGBT erotic romance novels that star her unique, charismatic heroes. Her first novel was published in January of 2011 and she’s now somewhere around book 32. Her best-selling novels have garnered awards for Best Series, Best Contemporary Romance, Best Paranormal Romance, Best Ménage, Best LGBT Romance, Best Gay Characters, and Tara has been named Best Writer of the Year in the LRC Awards. In her other job, Tara owns an advertising and public relations firm. She often does workshops on both author promotion and writing craft.  She lives with her soul-mate husband and her soul-mate dog near the sea in California where she sets a lot of her books.  Passionate about diversity, justice, and new experiences, Tara says on her tombstone it will say “Yes”!

You can find Tara at Lain

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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.





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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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Amanda Ronconi is an actress and narrator who divides her time between New York City and Upstate New York.  She has a BFA from NYU, where she studied at the Stella Adler Conservatory.  She has performed in theaters around New York City and regionally at The Alley, Capital Rep and many productions at the Shakespeare Theatre of New Jersey.

Her Off-Broadway solo comedy, Shirley at the Tropicana, received critical acclaim and was subsequently featured in The New York Times.  Film and TV credits include Daydream Believer (Slamdance 2001’s Best Dramatic Feature winner), The Understudy, Deadly Sins (ID Discovery), IFC’s Get Hit and Chasing Paradise. National network and regional commercials include Chase Bank, Sony and Blue Cross/Blue Shield.  Her voiceover work encompasses nearly 100 audiobooks available on Audible.com.  She is a member of SAG-AFTRA and Actors' Equity.
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Angela Dawe is an audiobook narrator and actress living and working in the Midwest.  Winner of several Earphones Awards from Audiofile Magazine and narrator of two Audie-nominated audiobooks, Angela is also an accomplished improviser/sketch comedian, and has worked with such theaters as Second City, iO (formerly improvOlympic), and The Annoyance.  You can reach Angela at angela.dawe.voice@gmail.com.


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Antony Ferguson is a native of London, England. Upon leaving Drama school, he worked extensively in English repertory theatres; most notably playing the lead in Edward II, Don Juan, and Lord Byron in a production of Camino Real for Alan Ayckbourn's theatre company. He has twice appeared on London's West End, winning the award for best actor as Jimmy Porter in (an award winning production of) Look Back In Anger, and playing the lead in The Thwarting of Baron Bolligrew, by Robert Bolt. Upon moving to New York City, he worked regularly Off Broadway, in regional theatre and on national tours. He has a wide experience in performing Shakespeare, Chekov, Shaw etc., and has won several awards for his work.

Antony got involved in audiobook narration several years ago, as an extension to his regular voice over work, and has recorded over 130 books. He loves all genre of audiobooks, but has a special love of recording Romantic Fiction. The characters, the situations, and the passion are just so much fun to perform! He is an Audiofile Earphone Award winner.


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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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Johanna Parker is an Audie Award Winning, Earphone Award Winning actress living and working in San Francisco. Since narrating her first audiobook for Recorded Books in 2002, Johanna has received high praise for her work in all genres, including the young adult Mediator series by Meg Cabot, Earlene Fowler’s Bennie Harper Mysteries, and her portrayal of Sookie Stackhouse in Charlaine Harris’s Southern Vampire books of which Audiofile has said, “Parker personifies Harris's perky Southern heroine, Sookie Stackhouse. Her splendid pacing allows listeners time to absorb the action and emotions...listeners will be enthralled.”
Johanna received her BFA in Acting from Boston University and studied Shakespeare at the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art (RADA) in London. She has performed on stages in
London, Los Angeles, Seattle, and New York and has numerous film and television credits. Now a sought after voiceover actress, Johanna has voiced commercials, video games, documentaries and web sites.
Johanna writes: “I love books. I loved them long before I could read them myself and I will love them long past the time I can only listen to them. Telling stories, in whatever way, has always been my passion, and audiobook narration has become the unexpected niche where my love of books and my love of storytelling come together in an incredible, inevitable fusion. I get to play all the parts. I get to truly utilize my training. And my hair can look like #@$%&!”

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Narrator Justine Eyre was recently honored by AudioFile as one of their Best Voices of 2015.  With an Audie Award and nomination along with multiple Earphones Awards to her credit, this noted artist is renowned for her skill with accents.  A classically-trained actress, she has voiced over three hundred audiobooks while appearing in some of TV’s favorite shows, including Mad Men and Two and a Half Men.



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Karen White  has been narrating audio books since 1999, with more than 250 to her credit. Honored to be included in AudioFile Magazine’s Best Voices and Speaking of Audio’s Best Romance Audio 2012, 2013 and 2014, she’s also a two-time Audie Finalist and has earned multiple Audiofile Earphones Awards and Library Journal starred reviews. She currently lives with her family in coastal NC and is a proud member of SAG-AFTRA.

Publishers Weekly says of Nothing to Envy by Barbara Demick, “Karen White delivers a stunning reading, her character interpretations are confident and well-rounded, and she forges a strong bond with the audience.”

Speaking of Audiobooks says, “Karen is one of my auto-buy narrators – if I think a book may interest me, her narration will sway me to give it a try.”



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Kirsten Potter is an actress and narrator who has performed in dozens of major theaters nationwide, voiced over a hundred audiobooks, and portrayed numerous vixens, villains and polar bears in various video games. Favorite audiobook titles she has narrated include Station Eleven, Madapple, Hattie Big Sky, Brooklyn; and Lisa Gardner's DD Warren, Diane Duvall's Immortal Guardians, and Joanna Bourne's Spymaster series'. She currently voices the Queen of the Reef for the Bungie franchise "Destiny", a role she likes to imagine she was born to play.


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Lorelei King is one of the most successful and accomplished American actresses working in the UK today, appearing in numerous films from Hollywood blockbusters such as 'Notting Hill' and 'The Saint,' to British independent films, such as 'House of Mirth,' '24 Hours in London,' and 'Suzie Gold.'

Lorelei has appeared as regular and recurring characters in popular British television shows such as Chef, Cold Feet, Alistair McGowan's Big Impression, Emmerdale and the saucy Mile High. She has also made numerous guest appearances in British comedies and dramas such as Jonathan Creek, Not Going Out, The Robinsons and Monarch of the Glen.

Once described as 'the best known American voice on radio 4,' Lorelei has recorded more than 200 programs for the BBC, including the Marx Brothers tribute, 'Flywheel, Shyster and Flywheel,' super-hero 'audio movies' including 'Superman,' 'Batman' and 'Judge Dredd and classic American drama such as 'East of Eden,' 'Ethan Frome' and 'A Thousand Acres.' She appears regularly as a panellist on shows such as 'Where in the World' and 'Wordly Wise' and has hosted her own talk show, 'All About Eve.'

Lorelei is a multi- award-winning narrator of audiobooks, recording the works of best-selling authors Janet Evanovich, Darynda Jones and Patricia Cornwell among others.

Her work in animation is extensive, and in America she provides the voices for 'Wendy' and 'Packer' (among others) in Bob the Builder.

Lorelei is co-owner, with Ali Muirden, of a digital publishing company, Creative Content Ltd.

Born in Pennsylvania and raised in Los Angeles, Lorelei now makes her home in London, where she lives with her husband, actor Vincent Marzello.

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Luke Daniels was born into a family of actors. Both his father and mother have been performing and teaching for almost five decades. It is because of their influence that, from a very young age, Luke and his two brothers often found themselves in rehearsal halls at repertory theatres all over the country; watching innumerable productions of Much Ado, Julius Caesar, and Midsummer's.
Luke's first theatrical role came at the age of 5 as Fleance in a production of Macbeth. He immediately loved the creativity and camaraderie of the theatre. (It also didn't hurt that he was allowed to miss school for certain performances.)
Over the years Luke has performed at many repertory theatres across the country, including the Utah Shakespearean Festival, Connecticut Rep., and Hope Summer Rep. in Holland, Michigan. Luke has his Bachelor's from Western Michigan University and his MFA in performance from the University of Connecticut.
Luke has worked professionally as a director, teacher, audiobook narrator, voice-over, commercial, and industrial actor.
But he maintains that the greatest role he has ever played is that of a Father to his kids.


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Nelson Hobbs was born and raised on an exotic private island. He eventually inherited this estate and spends his time drinking copious amounts of wine and reading books. Nelson has spent time on the silver-screen and performed in countless off-Broadway productions. He is classically trained as a singer and actor. Narrating audio books is one of his loves. He has narrated hundreds of books.

When not acting or working on books he spends time traveling as much as possible. He is an avid backpacker and hiker. From hiking in the Sequoias to backing across Europe, his sense of adventure keeps him healthy.


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Nicole Poole is a classically trained actor with equal passions for literature and improvisation. She has toured with the Royal Shakespeare Company, and has spent the past fifteen years working as a spoken word artist with the Walter Thompson Orchestra and Parisian orchestras SPOUMJ and Anitya. Nicole is honored to have been recognized for her narration by AudioFile Earphones Awards, Publisher's Weekly Listen-Up Awards, and as a finalist for two Audie Awards.

You can find Nicole at

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Roger Wayne was born in Wadena, Minnesota. He was raised in rural farm country, and attended K-12 in the small towns of Northwestern MN. He moved on to Community College for a year, and then decided to join the Air Force. Out of 170 that were available, he couldn't find a job in the military that he wanted. When his recruiter mentioned one last position he could apply for, he was intrigued. This was to be his first ever audition. Roger was escorted into a radio studio, read the given script, and got the part. . . he was on his way to becoming a broadcaster in the United States Military. In the Summer of 2004 he joined the Air Force as a Radio & Television Broadcast Journalist.

After Basic Training in San Antonio, TX, he moved to Fort Meade, MD, to train for military broadcasting, and was then stationed in Osan Air Base, South Korea. He won several awards including Best Radio Commercial military wide in 2006, and Best Feature Story for the Air Force, and his story on the local football team won an award as well. He became close friends with his work partner Luka, who was originally from Poland, but had grown up in Detroit. Through him he gained a respect and appreciation for Arabic, Lebanese, and Jewish culture, and music. To this day his favorite female artist is the Lebanese singer, Najwa Karam.

After completing his tour in Korea, his next assignment was to be in Italy, which is where his father had been stationed when he worked in Intelligence many years prior. At that time, several contractors were taking over positions in broadcasting so Roger made the choice to come back home. With a background in Journalism and a more worldly perspective under his belt he headed back to Minnesota to finish school. During his two years in Community College, he participated in several plays, mostly Shakespeare, and worked with drama teacher Ert Hermerding. Previously Ert had worked with Actor Steve Zahn, who is also from Minnesota.

To satisfy a desire to speak his opinion on the mistreating of civilians in the Middle East and the stereotypes many people had formed over Muslims because of the terrorist attacks, Roger aced his speech class, when he did his final speech on Muslims in the Middle East and America, citing differences between extremists, and normal . During this time he also wrote papers in regards to the mistreatment of the Native Americans, and although patriotism is part of what led him into the military, he felt a need to talk about much of the destruction the United States had caused to such an important culture. He finished his second year in Community College, and then went on to Augsburg College in Minneapolis, MN.

He was awarded an Acting Scholarship to attend Augsburg. He completed two shows there, including Checkhov's "Three Sisters," where he received praise for his portrayal of 'Vershinin'. Although he had his scholarship, ultimately the theater program did not hold much interest, and instead attained his degree in Communications & Journalism, and graduated with honors. He then began to work as a Journalist in the Civilian market. Telling stories was a passion, but it wasn't enough, he wanted to continue playing characters, exploring new worlds, and ultimately take on the life of a professional actor. He made a quick transition, became involved in the local acting scene, and worked with local Talent Agents for Commercials and Print Modeling work. He completed many Independent student, and professional film projects, several commercials, and plays, including work at the Guthrie Theater. He continued to get good marks, while playing roles like 'Mortimer' in "Arsenic & Old Lace," 'Uncle Louie' in "Lost in Yonkers," and others. He also worked with a Voiceover Agent, and started doing Radio and TV Commercial voice work.

After spending two years working in Minneapolis, he knew it was time to make a change, and move to a bigger market. He made the decision to move to New York City. The move has offered him a chance to hone his skills on a much higher level in all aspects of the business.

Roger now lives in New York City, actively working in Voice Industry, Film, Television, and Theater. Roger consistently performs audiobooks for various production companies including Tantor Media, Audible.com, and does voice commercials for Radio, TV, as well as characters for Animation, and Video Games. Voice work has become the backbone of his career. He has also completed several Independent Features and Short Film projects, a Webseries, and is active in the Theater community as well, staying true to his roots and further challenging his craft on the stage. Roger just booked his first TV Co-Star role in 2015 for HBO. He is also the spokesperson for "Renter's Warehouse." Recently, the feature film, "The Center," of which he performed in, executive produced by Jonathan Demme (Silence of The Lambs) , made it's debut as an official selection at the "Cinequest Film Festival" in San Jose, CA. The film will also be shown as an official selection in the "Minneapolis/ St. Paul International Film Festival," and is selected for the "Byron Bay Film Festival," in Australia.


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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.

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Born in Tunbridge Wells, England, Sebastian York spent much of his youth as a military brat throughout Europe, Asia, and the US, which spurred a very adventurous sense for travel and faraway places. When not narrating or traveling, he flies helicopters, collects rare Mongolian artifacts, and dreams of one day acquiring a Sommelier Master certification or hosting a late-night radio program entitled We're So Wet. He lives in New York City.



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Sophie Eastlake: 
An avid reader her whole life, Audie-nominated narrator Sophie Eastlake happily extends her
love of books to her passion for narrating, having lent her voice to Thea Harrison’s Elder Races
series, Virginia Kantra’s Dare Island series and many others. She lives in New York, where she
survives the subway grind with a book in her hand and drops in on every literary reading she
can find, while on a never-ending quest for the perfect cup of coffee.


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Summer Roberts is a two time Audie Award nominee and one-time winner (Alpha by Jasinda Wilder).  When not narrating, Summer can be found spending way too much money in bookstores and taking walks with her dog Georgina.  She loves wine, yoga, HGTV, and discovering great new authors and blogs! 


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Liz Berry has two passions. She is the executive director of International Thriller Writers (ITW), a trade group of over 3,000 thriller writers from around the world. Previously, she was the long-time director of Thrillerfest, the annual gathering of ITW, which happens in New York City every July.

With M.J. Rose, Liz co-founded and co-operates 1,001 Dark Nights and Evil Eye Concepts, Inc — an Internet marketing company that works to brand authors and expand readership within the romance genre.

Liz has a Bachelor of Business Administration from the University of Georgia and also studied at the University of Innsbruck in Austria. Both areas of study have allowed her to gain twenty-plus years of experience in the ever-changing marketing field.

She proudly serves on the Education Committee for the Smithsonian Libraries Advisory Board, and, with her husband, novelist Steve Berry, operates History Matters, a non-profit foundation dedicated to historic preservation. For more information, visit ThrillerWriters.org, 1001DarkNights.com, and History-Matters.org.

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My name is Taria (Maria with a T) Reed. I'm a trained photographer specializing in children and family portraits.

In early 2011 I felt the need to expand creatively. I started photographing adults for stock websites. In my mind I was shooting for book covers. I'm a romance audio book junkie so I love looking at all the beautiful covers. I've always used Photoshop to edit my portraits but I wanted to go further. I started devouring any and all artistic tutorials. I would practice for hours and turn photos into covers or art. I was approached by a few self-published authors who asked me to create covers for their e-books and I jumped at the opportunities to learn even more.

After some time I started stalking publishing houses to see the covers they were putting out. I worked hard until I felt what I could do was up to snuff. Once I was comfortable with my skills I started emailing publishing houses with cover artist inquiries. I got a great response to my sample work and immediately began gaining Indie and publisher clients. Being a photographer professionally I quickly married my love of photography and my growing love for cover design. I became known for shooting my own images for my covers. In August 2013 I opened up my own stock house called "The Reed Files". It's been a wild ride but I love what I do and can't imagine doing anything else for a living.


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