It’s audiobook release day for Just Different Devils by Jinx Schwartz, narrated by Stevie Puckett. Jinx Schwartz is a talented comedic writer who has created a fantastic duo in high school friends Hetta and Jan, now in their forties, who sail the ocean on fun adventures resulting in crazy antics. The book is another in the very funny Hetta Coffey Mystery Series. Hear the retail sample below and find it on Audible*, Amazon, and iTunes. If you are not an Audible listener yet, you also can get the book with a free trial by clicking here.
June is audiobook month! This is a great time to try out an audiobook if you haven’t already. Of course, many of you have as the Audio Publisher’s Association annual report highlighted another year of amazing growth in audiobook sales for 2016, up another 33%.
You may find audiobooks featured in your local library this month and there are lots of activities online, of course. There is an audiobook blog tour going on throughout June. By visiting the links to the blogs featured in the blog tour, you’re sure to find some great listens!
Audiobook narrators are being featured a lot this month too. Warren Adler is doing a narrator feature for audiobook month and I was lucky enough to get interviewed there as the narrator of two books in his Fiona Fitzgerald Mystery Series. As luck would have it, this is also the month I was featured in Pamela Morsi’s newsletter for the release of her new audiobook, Wild Oats.
As for myself, boy do I love audiobooks! I have almost 300 audiobooks in my collection and I’ve been listening for years before I started narrating. I savor the times of the day when I get to listen, like when I’m doing laundry or cleaning or exercising or driving.
The number of awesome audiobooks out there to enjoy can be overwhelming for sure. Especially when you may be learning to listen from your phone at the same time. Let me tell you an easy way to get started. The good news is you can try Audible and get two free audiobooks*. Then download the Audible App to easily listen on your phone, tablet, or computer.
Maybe you will like one of my top five recommendations below and maybe one that I narrated?
I’m so pleased to announce that the audiobook Wild Oats by Pamela Morsi has launched! It went live on Audible*, Amazon, and iTunes (search by title) around June 1 and almost 30 copies have sold to date. It’s off to a good start!
This project was such a fun one for me. I appreciate Pamela’s writing and story weaving. Plus I get to use my own dialect for a change! The characters are down to earth yet interesting. This story drew me in quickly. I’m not usually a historical romance fan necessarily but this one caught my attention because the setting is my old stomping grounds, Oklahoma, just before statehood.
The background story Pam talked about in her launch day newsletter added a whole other layer of interest too. I always love to hear about an author’s story inspiration. Turns out that for Wild Oats she was trying to break the romance genre by creating a story with the anti-romance-book-hero as the hero. LOL! That plan makes for some not-so-suave moments that are endearing and funny.
Listen in and be sure to pick it up soon if you like it. Enjoy!
Narrated by Stevie Puckett, Warren Adler’s Immaculate Deception, a Fiona Fitsgerald mystery, is now available in audio!
When an outspoken senator is found dead, there isn’t enough evidence to point to the senator’s death as a suicide, as everyone thinks. There is something just too perfect about the life of Frances “Frankie” McGuire-mother, Irish Catholic congresswoman from Boston, and powerful pro-life senator. Sergeant Fiona Fitzgerald, daughter of a Senator, takes nothing at face value, especially when politics are involved. Everyone in Washington has a secret, and the senator’s personal world turns out to be much more complicated than anyone ever knew. A pregnancy, an estranged husband, a mistress, and the fragility of life-both wanted and unwanted-collide, leaving Fiona to sort out the consequences of the messy case. Fiona faces the issues of abortion and women’s rights just as she is contemplating her own pregnancy, with or without a steady man in her life.
Book #3 of Warren Adler’s 9-book Fiona Fitzgerald Mystery Series is now an audio book! Stevie Puckett narrates Death of a Washington Madam.
The elderly mother of the Governor of Virginia, an icon of Washington society, is found dead and sexually assaulted in her posh Washington, DC, residence. Metropolitan Police detective Fiona Fitzgerald investigates the horrifying crime. As a senator’s daughter, she has the advantage of knowing the world of Washington’s privileged. Young Martine, the accused, has no advantages. He was not raised in a family with political leverage and does not understand the inner-workings and secrets of Washington’s politicians. Then there is the devoted servant, the status-hungry daughter-in-law, the drugs, power, and money-but where does the truth lie within this complicated family drama? Through it all, Fiona wrestles with her own feelings about marriage as she considers marriage to a former general, who is now mounting a massive offensive for her hand. Will an inside look at one Washington marriage-and all of its dirty little secrets-help her choose? Fiona must battle both privilege and prejudice as she uncovers the inevitable truth behind the political facade.
Mission Driven: Moving from Profit to Purpose is now available in audio! Written by Laura Gossner Otting and narrated by Stevie Puckett, this audiobook is a must listen for job seekers at any stage of their careers who are thinking about transitioning to the nonprofit sector.