PARANORMAL FANTASY ROMANCE ANGEL WITHIN SNEAK PEEK

Here is a sneak peek from Angel Within, Paranormal Fantasy Romance.

This is the 2nd book in the Fallen Angels, Demon Within is the first and both these books are available in eBook, paperback and audio book and FREE on kindle unlimited

 

Angel Within paranormal fantasy romance
2nd book in the Fallen Angels paranormal fantasy romance series

This fantasy  romance series has a bit of everything. Fighting, magic, humor and hot sex. The stories for each book are individual, but it is advisable that you start with Demon Within, as important details/secrets come to light at the end of the novel.

Angel Within

Sabe frowned, and hoped to learn of the joke between Kai and Beros as Kai chuckled.

Kai stood up, and dusting off his pants, scanned the camp. “Where will I sleep?”

“With me.” Sabe grinned and left the warmth of his blanket, and Nissa’s body, to stand by his side. He slapped his shoulder, “But don’t worry, you’ll not be getting a goodnight kiss.”

Everyone laughed as Kai shoved at his friend. “I’m pleased to be respected among my friends.” Kai grinned wide. “You’ll do as your king commands; else I’ll have you flogged.”

Laughter rang around the fire once more, as the banter between Sabe and Kai continued, raising their spirits. The somber mood over the last few weeks had lingered for too long. Too many warriors fell to their death, and it was time to bring happier times forward.

“Until the morning then.” Kai pulled at Sabe’s arm as he attempted to say goodnight to Nissa, “Come on. I need my boots removing!” He chortled.

They’d brought only four tents. Nissa and Kiera occupied one, Sabe and Kai the other, while Jace, Nazar, Beros, and Maika used the others. The warriors often slept under the stars, and had makeshift shelters using canvas and the surrounding trees.

Kai removed his shirt, just as Sabe entered the dwelling.

Grinning at the claw marks on Kai’s back, Sabe couldn’t resist a tease, “I’m glad Nissa can’t see what her queen does in the bedroom. I’d be ripped to shreds!”

Kai grinned and turned to face his friend, showing the rest of his freshly scarred body.

Sabe grimaced with a hiss. “Is this a new game you’re engaging in?”

Frowning, Kai ran his fingertips over the wounds. The memories of his night with Eloise seemed distant. His recollection of the passionate manner in which his wife caused him harm faded quickly.

“This isn’t usual; I have no idea what made Eloise so…”

“Vicious?”

Sabe leaned in for a closer inspection and winced. “Imagine what damage she would have caused if you’d been gone for a week!”

They laughed and made ready for their beds. Kai was still tired, despite not rising until the afternoon.

Groaning as he lay back, he rested his arms behind his head. He turned to his friend with concerned thoughts. “Will you be alright tomorrow?”

“Of course, why wouldn’t I be?”

“It’s been a few years since… well, after what Tigan attempted. I’m just worried you might not be able to resist the temptation to kill him.”

The thought had crossed Sabe’s mind, and he knew Kiera would be equally satisfied if he did. “He deserves it, but you can count on me. I’ll do whatever you command.”

Lifting his head off the makeshift bed, Kai turned to his friend. “I’ll give no commands.” He scowled, “Nothing has altered between us, despite my title.”

He puffed out as he lay down. He never asked to be king, if he’d had his way, he and Eloise would have remained at Blackhill.

“I’ve always followed your lead, and I’ll continue. We’ll watch how it unfolds and you can decide the best course of action. Agreed?”

Kai sighed, “Agreed.”

“We’re settled then. Now unless you want me to tuck you in and kiss you goodnight, go to sleep.”

Sabe ducked as Kai’s boot flew through the air.

Read Demon Within – paranormal fantasy romance or listen to it via audible, Amazon or iTunes

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

ALL HALLOWS’ READS EVENT – 1 DAY AWAY!

Hey Peeps!!

We’ll be kicking off the official start of the ALL HALLOWS’ READS Event in just 1 more day! Have you joined yet? Don’t you want to win free ebooks, audiobooks and other prizes?

Come and join the event where 24 authors are eagerly waiting to entertain you with their wares!

I will be giving away #audiobooks and #ebooks…NO PURCHASE REQUIRED!! These are FREE to people who visit me on the day of my scheduled hour.

What are you waiting for? Come and have some fun!!

These are the prizes I will be donating…

 

Demon Within AudioBookcoverasmaller

 

 

 

FANTAZIA Audiobookacx fANTAZIA fb SIZE

 

 

 

 

3 in one image testingwith filtersfb 3 x copies of ebook Fallen Angels Complete Set

 

 

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!!!

 

Demon Within FB size
wscoverasmaller

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.

WELCOME TO CLUB ‘FANTAZIA’

I woke up one morning and this story was in my head. It’s very self-effacing, funny, erotic and is only a short story. It’s available on Amazon for just 99c and is also available on Audible, iTunes and Amazonaudio as an audiobook.

Check out the vid!

Listen to a sample on Soundcloud and read the excerpt below.

 

Excerpt from Fantazia by Elize Love (Julie Nicholls)

His infectious laugh was too hard to resist and I don’t know who laughed the hardest, but it took a while for us to stop laughing, even  after we got in the car and started driving to the club.

I kept shaking my head in disbelief. This was so weird. The club was a godsend and a miracle. Oh wait… does that mean Liam is an angel after all?

“Tell me about the club, Jasper”

“It’s special. Very special.”

“Duh, I see that. Spill, what’s the secret?”

“Each room is enchanted and every person that goes in experiences something different depending on what they need.”

I blinked and though for a moment.

“They helped me because I needed an orgasm?”

His hearty laugh filled the car.

“No, it’s not just about that. Think about what actually happened, from the start.”

The first thing I recalled was the time issue. It was in slow motion and we couldn’t move at normal speed.

“Did you ever have those dreams where you’re trying to run away, but couldn’t? It was like your feet were too heavy to move? It’s your minds way of telling you that you can’t run away and you have to deal with it. If the room hadn’t done that, you would have been out of there in seconds and out the door. Right?”

He slowly turned to look at me and couldn’t even dignify him with a return glance. I was unable to reply. It made perfect sense.

“Elsa, you okay?”

“Yes, I’m fine.”

“Do you want me to continue?”

“Of course!”