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Audio Book Lovin’ Presents: Guest Blogger Skye Jordan + a giveaway

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Viviana, Enchantress of Books & I are pleased to welcome author Skye Jordan to Audio Book Lovin’.  We asked Skye to tell us what it is like to have her books come to life in the form of an audio book.  But before I turn the blog over to Skye, let me introduce you to her.

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.

You can find Skye at Website  | Facebook | Twitter | Instagram | Pinterest | Goodreads | Audible

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Take it away Skye, the blog is all yours

“How it feels to have your books come to life as an audiobook.”

When you have the right narrator – and the narrator is key to the audiobook universe – it’s freakin’ awesome.

Really freakin’ awesome. I can’t lie.

I searched and searched for the perfect voice for my Renegades novels, and it was worth all the time and angst, because Piper Goodeve is an amazing narrator.

Listening to her read Reckless for the first time blew me away—because she didn’t read Reckless, she performed Reckless. Piper is a member of SAG, the Screen Actors Guild, for good reason. She is an actress. She didn’t just read the words I’d written, she read the emotion I’d sculpted into the story. She interpreted the character behind the hero, heroine and secondary characters on the page and made them actual living, breathing people. I can’t explain how different the story felt to me as I listened to Piper perform it – and I wrote the darn thing! Edited it over and over and over. It was pretty crazy. And I felt like that every time she performed one of the Renegades stories.

So, for me, having my work translated into audio was absolutely amazing.

Now, I know some people—even avid readers—aren’t audiobook fans. Some say they get bored. Some say their minds wander. Some say they “see” so much more of the story when they read than when they hear it. And I get that, because I’m an audio and visual learner and I visualize and learn much better when I hear or see something. So, I understand that audiobooks aren’t for everyone. But I also believe there is a bit of an enjoyment curve to audiobooks, a little like there is to wine. Something you develop an appreciation and love for as you come to understand the depth of what audiobooks can offer that reading can’t.

I see my books as movies in my head. Writing those books is a tedious exercise of translating those clips into words that convey the mood and emotion I visualize onto a two dimensional black and white page of nothing but words. A lot can get lost in that translation. An excellent narrator is like a skilled painter, drawing out the highlights and shadows of a work to add depth.

So, yeah… Having my books come to life as audiobooks is freakin’ awesome.

 

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Giveaway Time

Skye wanted me to let you know that she has Audible codes for all of her Renegades titles.   She is allowing me to give away a few codes.

Please leave a comment or questions for Skye.  Winners will be pick and announced next Tuesday.

 

Don’t forget to enter our giveaway..

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And make sure to stop by Enchantress of Books today

 

10 Responses to Audio Book Lovin’ Presents: Guest Blogger Skye Jordan + a giveaway

  1. Julie June 20, 2016 at 3:57 am #

    Read but, never listened . Wishing all the best

    • Skye Jordan June 21, 2016 at 8:12 am #

      Hi Julie! Thanks for stopping by! I’m glad you’ve read the Renegades! You should listen to a few of the samples that are posted with every book on the audible website. Piper is really amazing!

  2. Diane S June 20, 2016 at 12:17 pm #

    Audiobooks bring a book to life for me and I tend to buy a lot of them for this reason. Thanks for the chance!!!

    • Skye Jordan June 21, 2016 at 8:13 am #

      Hi Diane! I couldn’t agree with you more! Thanks for stopping by!

  3. Linda Townsend June 20, 2016 at 3:58 pm #

    I’ve not read nor listened to any of Skye’s books but i want to! I’ve also not listened to Piper narrate before. Obviously I’ve been missing out! Thanks for the giveaway!

    • Skye Jordan June 21, 2016 at 8:15 am #

      Hi Linda! Thanks for coming by! Right now RECKLESS is FREE!! :) YAY!! So it’s easy to get started! And once you own any book, the audio book is deeply discounted. I believe it’s only $1.99!! An amazing deal! Hope you’ll with the Renegades a try! xo

  4. KV June 23, 2016 at 5:11 pm #

    I enjoy the Renegades series, but I haven’t listened to the audio books yet.

  5. bn100 June 25, 2016 at 8:46 pm #

    How long did your search take?

  6. Texas Book Lover June 26, 2016 at 8:05 am #

    I just downloaded the first book! YAY! Looking forward starting what looks like a great series!

    Thanks so much!!!

  7. Megan Riverina Romantics June 27, 2016 at 12:12 am #

    I love this statement!

    “I see my books as movies in my head. Writing those books is a tedious exercise of translating those clips into words that convey the mood and emotion I visualize onto a two dimensional black and white page of nothing but words. A lot can get lost in that translation. An excellent narrator is like a skilled painter, drawing out the highlights and shadows of a work to add depth.”

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