I can blame Elaine Raco Chase for putting a bee in my bonnet to have at least one of my stories produced as a audio book. I’ve read many of Elaine’s delightful romances, but it wasn’t until she generously gifted me with a couple of her audio books that I thought … hmmm, this is tres cool.
So, in the what can it hurt to try vein, I chose one of my alter ego’s romantic comedies, Points on a Curve, as my guinea pig. After exploring the terms and conditions on Audible (the Amazon audio arm) and getting myself thoroughly confused, I went away for a few weeks but returned for a second try.
At first I opted to choose a producer for the book which entailed selecting an excerpt and throwing it out there, hoping for interest. It took a few weeks but eventually I had one nibble, though to my ear the voice wasn’t the one I was looking for. The other choice is to produce the book yourself. I’m a control freak, so bingo … done deal.
From FaceBook I knew a gal who does voiceovers and book narration so I approached her, she auditioned, and it was a match made in heaven. I happily signed a contract with Kellie Kamryn and off she went, sending me audio chapters to approve until the entire book was ready to download in Audible.
There’s oodles and oodles of waiting involved in this process. Finally, ACX contacted me, informing me there were production issues and they couldn’t approve it. So back to Kellie who waved a magic wand until everything was up to spec.
More waiting. Mucho time passed, a lot of time (6-8 weeks is normal apparently due to editing and production), but eventually it all came together and the audio version of one of my favorite stories is now available!
To celebrate I’m giving away an audio version and an eBook (choice of mobi or epub formats) of Points on a Curve—see Rafflecopter entry below.
Rob van Horn is a hotshot sports journalist with an instinct for a headline.
Taylor O’Brien is a basketball player with a checkered past and regrets.
She’s not his type. He’s her best friend’s younger brother. When they clash over a bloody beef tenderloin, there’s more at stake than splitting the appetizer.
When they go one-on-one on the basketball court Rob makes it clear to everyone that his tastes have changed—at least in women.
There’s one little problem, an ex-husband who’s not what he seems, and a story that turns Rob into a bloodhound, with all clues circling back to Taylor.
The more he digs, the more Rob finds that sometimes fate takes dinner and romance to a whole nother level…