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SNEAKY PEAK – ANGEL WITHIN

Morning Peeps!!

Angel Within Audiobook should be with us next week… in case you haven’t read the book yet, thought you might like a teaser.

Available currently on Amazon only, but that will change shortly.

I will be giving away lots of freebies when it’s release… so stay tuned and make sure you’re signed up to my email list for extra discounts!

 

After Eloise and Kai left for Brightstone the previous autumn, Nissa was lost without her duties. With no mistress to occupy her time, she pleaded with Kiera to teach her how to use a sword and bow and reluctantly, Kiera agreed. With daily tuition and ample encouragement, Nissa flourished, leaving Kiera surprised at how quickly she mastered the sword.

Sabe questioned Nissa’s actions, bangel within smaller for fbut after she appeared in her new clothes, tight leather trousers, which clung to every curve, and a fitted lace-up bodice, begging to be untied, he enjoyed sparring with his intended; although he found himself distracted to the point it caused him harm.

“Ouch!”

“Sorry!” Throwing down her sword, Nissa raced towards Sabe as he examined the tear in his shirtsleeve. “Did I cut you?”

“Thankfully, no, only a graze.” he grinned, “You do realize you’ll have to pay for this and it’s going to cost you dearly.”

Nissa giggled. “Is it?” Retreating, her eyes raked down Sabe’s lean body. The soft, black leather pants bulged and brought a widening smile.

Nodding as he mirrored her steps, he kept a steady distance as they both edged towards the door. “I’m afraid so.”

There was a moment of silence as tension lingered in the space between them until Nissa squealed and ran inside, with Sabe in hot pursuit. Racing down the hall and up the stairs, she barely made it to the bedroom door before he caught her.

Pressing her between the cold stone and his heated body, Sabe fastened her hands above her head.

“Hmm, what am I going to do with you?” Sensual lips grazed across her chin and jaw until finally resting against her ear, hot breathy words sent a shiver coursing through her. “Don’t answer, I already know.” His tongue flicked across the soft skin of her neck, tasting her before his teeth nipped the tender flesh.

Nissa sighed and made no protest. Her body ached for his touch. They were to marry in a few weeks and she wanted to make their wedding night special, and despite Sabe’s enticing words and attention, she resisted his advances, although for how much longer, she wasn’t sure as caressing lips and exploring hands drove her insane.

THANKSGIVING GIFT! DEMON WITHIN

Hey Peeps!!

Demon Within is 1 year old!

To celebrate Kai of Darkmide’s birthday, and also to show my appreciation of how thankful I am to everyone who has supported me over this last year, I want to give a little back.coverasmaller

You can WIN a copy of the AUDIOBOOK by adding DEMON WITHIN to your AMAZON WISH LIST… and when you do that, I will draw a person at randome to receive a copy worth $25.99. Just make sure you type the word “DONE” either by replying to this post on here, or on my AUTHOR PAGE ON FACEBOOK

THERE’s MORE!....Anyone signing up to my email list will automatically recieve a FREE copy of DEMON WITHIN

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Here’s the link to Demon Within Audiobook...Just add it to your wishlist on Amazon…and reply to this post…or to the FB post where this is shared♥

MAKING AUDIOBOOKS WITH AMAZON’S ACX

Hey peeps!

I’m making this post at the request of a fellow author, who like me when I first discovered ACX, walked away after reading the requirements and form filling on the site.

ACX is owned by Amazon, in case you didn’t kn12002805_876173979098508_7767250745983165917_now…and I can tell you that as far as I’m concerned, rocks. Why? Because it’s a great opportunity to put your books up there with the best, and I will hopefully changed your mind, if you’ve already been to the site at ACX and ran a mile after reading what’s involved. Here’s a screen shot I took of my own book, which reached number 29 at it’s highest position.

To begin…you first need a good story, and I know you all have one! You have three choices to make: 1.You pay a producer to narrate and produce your book. 2. You find a producer who will accept a 50-50 share of the royalties instead of a payment per finished hour. 3. You record and produce it yourself.

I know the majority of people would prefer to record their own book, for a couple of reasons. Obviously sharing the 40% royalty isn’t high on your list, and given a 12.5 hour book warrants $25.99, after everyone takes their percentage, you’re left with about $5.40 if you record yourself. Of course this is halved, if you opt for a royalty share with the narrator/producer. However, there are a few problems which you will discover, once you’ve decided you’re doing your own production.

You MUST be confident in your ability to read aloud, act where necessary, and produce a consistent, quality recording. No problem you say? You will need an editor program. I used Audacity for my own testing purposes, and found it useful, and it’s free. However you will need to record your work before you can edit, and this is where the trixie part comes in. The requirements for frequency settings are stated on the site at ACX, and those of us familiar to record, will understand what the figures mean, but not everyone does.

Each uploaded audio file must:

  • contain only one chapter/section that’s shorter than 120 minutes and the section header must be read aloud
  • have room tone at the head and at the tail and be free of extraneous sounds
  • measure between -23dB and -18dB RMS and have -3dB peak values and a maximum -60dB noise floor
  • be a 192kbps or higher MP3, Constant Bit Rate (CBR) at 44.1 kHz

These settings are imperitive if your finished audiobook is to come over professional. You need total exclusion from outside sounds, and this is only achieved with a soundproof recording booth. You can make this yourself, and I’ve seen a photo of my own producers little box, which is kitted out with cone shaped foam.

So you have your room for recording, and your recording equipment and editing software. Now you begin. Are you confident? When you replay your recorded voice, do you cringe? I did. LMAO! I personally detest my own voice, and my accent. Coming from Hull, in East Yorkshire, England, I have gradually removed the extreme accent associated with my home town, but… there’s always a word that suddenly drops in making me cringe. Example…Sean Bean…we all know him…Lord of the Rings… he puts on a ‘posh’ voice for his character but…you can still here that Yorkshire accent and I personally find it annoying. But that’s just me and my little foibles. Do you have an accent?

It takes roughtly 3-4 hours of editing to produce an hours finished work. Astounding huh? I had NO idea there was so much work involved and only after I started narrating one of my short stories, did I appreciate how challenging it is to read aloud and not make a mistake, or slur, or stutter, or breath to much! Needless to say, I gave up.

You have to decide if you are willing to put an extraordinary amount of time into this project, if you’re recording yourself. Not to mention finance, which is why I opted for the 50-50 royalty share on ACX.

I confess, I fell on my feet with Scott Richard Ehredt, who does not offer his services for a 50-50 share. Commanding $100-$200 per finished hour, I learned why. He is awesome. I love this man with all my heart because he is amazing. An actor, narrator and public speaker, Scott is English though has lived in the USA since the mid 80’s where he moved to follow his acting career. His voice is fabulous and his professionalism is unquestionable. As I staded earlier, I was very lucky he auditioned for my project, and he said he doesn’t usually work for a royalty share but the section of my book that I posted, caught his attention. A friendship was formed! He is almost finished with the 2nd book in my series, Angel Within, and that will be available on Audible within 2 weeks, and I can tell you, I NEVER grow tired listening to this mans voice. You can find him on ACX here

Conclusion.

This is my own personal view of the site at ACX and the service they offer. I have nothing but praise apart from one or two niggling items, which is more to do with Amazon rather than the actual excercise of recording, reviewing work uploaded etc. I feel we should earn a higher percentage. 40% isn’t that good, but I do have to say if it wasn’t for this serivce, I wouldn’t be grinning at my bank balance.

If you’ve decided you’re going to put your book up for audition, you will recieve offers from narrators/producers who will read the selection of your book you post.  You will be able to request specific accents, voice types, female or male, that kind of thing. After filling out the form, word count etc…genre…any additional notes that you want the prospective producers to know, should be entered in the appropriate field. Press the button and sit back and wait.

I received a few offers for Demon Within, but they weren’t what I wanted, and so, bravely I rejected them, and shortly after, I met Scott.

You make the agreement via ACX, and the producer will then be required to record a 15 minute sample, which again, you review and accept or decline. Once this is done, your producer will start uploading the recorded chapters. You will download/listen and any issues must be addressed back to the producer, so they can make the necessary adjustments. Once they’ve completed the chapters, title, end credits etc, you upload your cover and wait for ACX to release your finished Audiobook.

ACX will you both you and your produce 25 free codes which you may give to help promote your audiobook to receive positive reviews.

Demon Withicoverasmallern has sold 251 copies since it’s release on Sept 4th. It still sells copies daily,and I can tell you, I expected 10! I’m not joking,  I was totally floored on the success of this, and would recommend ACX to all indie authors.

If you found this post helpful, and have futher comments, please let me know! I would happily engaged in additional conversation if anyone needs a little help, or more information which I failed to cover.

LINK TO ACX

ANGEL WITHIN AUDIOBOOK NOT LONG TO WAIT!

Hey peeps!

I am very excited since Scott has just advised he should be finishing the recording of Angel Within at the weekend…which means it will be live roughly 10 days after that. angel within smaller for fb

I plan to give away some free copies… make sure you sign up to my email list so you don’t miss out!!!

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DEMON WITHIN:AMAZON TOP 30 HOT NEW RELEASE IN AUDIO

Hey Peeps,

I did not expect Demon Within Audiobook to go as well as it has. I attribute this to the amazing performance by Scott Richard Ehredt, who is, my hero. Demon Within is a paranormal fantasy romance and is epic enough to rival Game of Thrones.

Demon Within has constantly hovered in and around the Amazon Paranormal Top 100 sales…and has never left Amazon’s Top 100 Hot New Releases and is currently sitting at 30 at the time of this post.

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If you want to listen to some samples… here they are

chapter 20 excerpt

Official sample

Teaser

Angel Within is also available in audio book

SNEAKY PEEK: AUDIOBOOK ANGEL WITHIN

Hey peeps,

I have to share a bit of the upcoming #audiobook Angel Within because I’ve just finished listening to a chapter recorded by Scott Richard Ehredt, and I am soooo excited!

I haven’t included the full sex scene, cause that would be too much of a spoiler, however, I thought you might like to hear the end of this chapter, cause it’s kinda nice.

Angel Within is available in eBook and Paperback…the audiobook will be available on Amazon, Audible, and iTunes.

I will post details of a competition so you can win a copy of the audiobook when it’s released. Stay tuned!

COME JOIN ME AT THE ‘ALL HALLOWS’ READS’ EVENT

Hey peeps,

As I posted a few days ago, I am attending a Facebook event on Sunday. ALL HALLOWS’ READS My time slot is 5pm EST and I will be giving away some prizes.

1 Audiobook Demon Within

1 Audiobook Fantazia

3 copies of Fallen Angels Box Set ebook

 

Come on over, there are other authors also giving gifts and prizes♥

Make sure to say who invited you on the pinned post in the event.

ALL HALLOWS’ READS EVENT

DEMON WITHIN WHISPERSYNC

Hey Peeps!

If you’ve already purchased the ebook of Demon Within, you can now get the AudioBook for just $3.47!

What are the advantages of having both ebook and Audiobook? You can switch between reading and listening whenever you want, Pick up where you
left off, You’ll never have to put a g
ood book down!!!

 

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ANGEL WITHIN COMING TO AUDIBLE!

Hey Peeps,

I am as giddy as a schoolgirl because this week, Scott Richard Ehredt will be starting the recording of the audiobook, Angel Within. He is the fabulous actor that narrated Demon Within, and if you haven’t already hear the samples on soundcloud, please follow the link and prepare to be amazed.Demon Within Audiobook

Angel Within is the 2nd book in the series, and Demon Within is still in Amazon’s top 100 Hot New Releases and has been since its release. So, why not give it a listen!Angel Within Audiobook

Here’s the cover for Angel Within, I hope to have it up for sale  mid November. There will be samples posted on soundcloud and a trailer coming soon to youtube.