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2017 Audiobook Lovin’

We are so excited to share this announcement with you all! As you may know, June is Audio Book Month and we’ll be celebrating all month long with fabulous Authors and Narrators!!! This will be our 3rd annual event, which is hosted by both Viviana, Enchantress of Books and myself, Books-n-Kisses.  The main home will be hosted at the Audio Book Lovin’ 2017 page. 

If you haven’t already, make sure to follow our social media platforms as we’ll be sharing lots of fun info and maybe even some extra goodies (hint hint… did you get the HINT)! We’ll be using the hash tag #AudioBookLovin. You can visit our websites to find us via all of our social media platforms, but I’ve linked our Facebook Pages to our buttons below! 


 

June is Audio Book Month and we’ll be celebrating all month long with fabulous Authors and Narrators!!! This is the official page for the 2017 event, which is hosted by both Books-n-Kisses and myself, Viviana, Enchantress of Books

We will update this page with the line-up soon!!

If you haven’t already, make sure to follow our social media platforms as we’ll be sharing lots of fun info and maybe even some extra goodies (hint hint… did you get the HINT)! We’ll be using the hash tag #AudioBookLovin. You can visit our websites to find us via all of our social media platforms, but I’ve linked our Facebook Pages to our buttons below! 


    

June 8th 

Audiobook Lovin’ Presents a spotlight feature for Lia Davis

Audiobook Lovin’ Presents: Lorelei King’s Top 5 Reasons Why Being An Audiobook Narrator ROCKS

June 9th

Audiobook Lovin’ Presents Guest Blogger: Melanie Harlow

Audiobook Lovin’ Presents: Aprilynne Pike – Guest Post

June 12th

Audiobook Lovin’ Presents: 1001 Dark Nights

Audiobook Lovin’ Presents 1001 Dark Nights

June 13th 

Audiobook Lovin’ Presents: A spotlight feature on Justine Eyre

Audiobook Lovin’ Presents: Lili Valente – Guest Post

June 14th 

Audiobook Lovin’ Presents: Guest Blogger Tessa Bailey

Audiobook Lovin 2017 Presents: Iggy Toma

June 15th 

Audiobook Lovin’ Presents: Guest Blogger Kristy Bromberg

Audiobook Lovin’ Presents: Lauren Blakely’s Top 5 Favorite Reasons She Loves Audiobooks

June 16th 

Audiobook Lovin’ Presents: Guest Blogger Joanna Wylde

Audiobook Lovin’ Presents: Jessica Clare – Guest Post

June 19th

Audiobook Lovin’ Presents: Spotlight feature of Annabeth Albert

Audiobook Lovin’ Presents: Tiffany Reisz & Andrew Shaffer – Interview

June 20th

Audiobook Lovin’ Presents: Guest Blogger Pamela Palmer

Audiobook Lovin’ Presents: Kristen Ashley Feature & Giveaway

June 21st

Audiobook Lovin’ Presents: Guest Blogger Alethea Kontis

Audio Book Lovin’ Presents: Nicole Poole Interview

June 22nd

Audiobook Lovin’ Presents: An interview with Rebecca Zanetti

Audiobook Lovin 2017: Heather Killough-Walden Guest Post

June 23rd

Authors

Alethea Kontis is a princess, author, fairy godmother, and geek. Author of over fifteen books and contributor to over twenty-five more, her award-winning writing has been published for multiple age groups across all genres, including science fiction, fantasy, horror, humor, contemporary and paranormal romance, poetry, graphic novels, Twitter serials, and non-fiction. A former child actress, Alethea hosted over 55 episodes of “Princess Alethea’s Fairy Tale Rants” on YouTube, and continues to host Princess Alethea’s Traveling Sideshow every year at Dragon Con. She enjoys audiobook and podcast narration, speaking at middle schools across the country (in costume, of course), and one day hopes to make a few more movies with her friends. Alethea currently resides on the Space Coast of Florida with her teddy bear, Charlie. Find out more about Princess Alethea and the magic, wonderful world in which she lives here: https://www.patreon.com/princessalethea

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Annabeth Albert grew up sneaking romance novels under the bed covers. Now, she devours all subgenres of romance out in the open—no flashlights required! When she’s not adding to her keeper shelf, she’s a multi-published Pacific Northwest romance writer.
Emotionally complex, sexy, and funny stories are her favorites both to read and to write. Annabeth loves finding happy endings for a variety of pairings and is a passionate gay rights supporter.  In between searching out dark heroes to redeem, she works a rewarding day job and wrangles two children.

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Aprilynne Pike is a critically acclaimed, #1 New York Times best-selling author of young adult fiction. At the age of twenty she received her BA in Creative Writing from Lewis-Clark State College in Lewiston, Idaho. When not writing, Aprilynne can usually be found running; she also enjoys singing, acting, reading, and working with pregnant moms as a childbirth educator and doula. Aprilynne lives in Arizona with her husband and their four children.
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Dannika Dark is the USA Today Bestselling Author of Urban Fantasy Romance and Paranormal Romance. Her books have sold more than 1 million copies worldwide, and she is a 2016 Audie Awards finalist. Dannika was born on a military base in the U.S. and spent her youth traveling abroad. She developed an interest writing poetry and song lyrics early on, eventually gravitating toward a job that involved writing procedural training documentation. In her spare time, she wrote novels before she decided to pursue a career in publishing.
In addition to writing about supernatural worlds, Dannika is passionate about graphic design and creates all her own covers and series art. When not writing, she enjoys indie music, movies, reading, Tex-Mex, strawberry daiquiris, heaps of chocolate, and unleashing her dark side.
All of her published books to date are written in the same universe and contain material suitable for adults only.
“For me, writing is all about blending genres to break out of the confines of predictability, but it’s what I love to do.”
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New York Times and USA Today bestselling author Donna Grant has been praised for her “totally addictive” and “unique and sensual” stories. Her latest acclaimed series, Dark Kings, features a thrilling combination of dragons, Fae, and immortal Highlanders who are dark, dangerous, and irresistible. She lives with her two children and an assortment of animals in Texas.

 

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Gabra Zackman is a New York City based actress, writer and audiobook narrator. She has performed in regional theaters across the country, several Shakespeare festivals, off Broadway, and also did a stint in the theaters of Denver, Colorado. She has been seen on TV in “Law and Order”, “SVU” and “AMC” as well as a few small film roles.  She was recently seen in Theatre BEDLAM’s off-broadway hit production of Sense and Sensibility.

Gabra has a parallel career in audiobook narration, and has worked in that field for over 10 years, having relationships with studios in the New York area, Denver and all the places she has performed around the country.  After recording over 300 audiobooks, many of them romance, Gabra decided to use her storytelling addiction to write some of her own.  When she lived in Denver for a spell, she hooked up with a friend’s New York literary agent who was looking for romance submissions, and the wheels began to turn.

Though Gabra has written a handful of essays, a screenplay, and a host of blog posts, the Bod Squad Series is her first stab at writing novels.   She writes the stories she wishes she lived: ones filled with romance, intrigue, humor, and wild and witty characters. The inspiration for this series was her love of the romance genre, her admiration for many of the writers whose work she has narrated, and her undying passion for James Bond.  She also based three of the main characters on a few of her best friends.  Gabra moved back to New York a couple of years ago and brought her stories with her.  She now lives in Queens, in the first apartment that has really felt like home, a place that reminds her of her grandmothers.

Gabra can often be found traipsing across a stage, rocking the mic for an audiobook recording, or exploring the cafes of Queens, New York, dressed in disguise and looking for the perfect place to write sexy tales of kooky undercover agents. You can learn more about all her many adventures at www.gabrazackman.com.  If you prefer, you can use www.audiobookgoddess.com.  It goes to the same website, but makes you laugh as you type it.  You can also follow her on Twitter @GabraZackman, on Goodreads, on LinkedIn and at her Bod Squad Series Facebook page.  Also check out her current weekly guest blog on www.xoxoafterdark.com  where she posts her thoughts about ABC’s new series, The Bachelorette.

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Heather Killough-Walden is a California native currently living in Texas with her husband, child, and King Charles Cavalier. She is the New York Times and USA Today bestselling author of the Big Bad Wolf series, The Kings series, the Lost Angels series, the October Trilogy, the Neverland series, and The Chosen Soul series. Heather’s educational background includes religious studies, archeology, and law. She has traveled all over the world but hopes to one day live in a town with a world-class hockey team. (Let’s Go Pens!)

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Heidi Cullinan has always enjoyed a good love story, provided it has a happy ending. Proud to be from the first Midwestern state with full marriage equality, Heidi is a vocal advocate for LGBT rights. She writes positive-outcome romances for LGBT characters struggling against insurmountable odds because she believes there’s no such thing as too much happy ever after. When Heidi isn’t writing, she enjoys cooking, reading, playing with her cats, and watching television with her family. Find out more about Heidi at heidicullinan.com.
 
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Jessica Clare is a New York Times and USA Today Bestselling author who writes under three different names. As Jill Myles, she writes a little bit of everything, from sexy, comedic urban fantasy to zombie fairy tales. As Jessica Clare, she writes erotic contemporary romance.

She also has a third pen name (because why stop at two?). As Jessica Sims, she writes fun, sexy shifter paranormals. She lives in Texas with her husband, cats, and too many dust-bunnies. Jill spends her time writing, reading, writing, playing video games, and doing even more writing.

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Joanna Wylde is the secret identity of an international library spy who has travelled the world in search of exactly the right book to read. Despite her endless efforts, she’s still seeking the Ultimate Story — a story so powerful, so incredible that time itself stops while it’s being read, kittens spontaneously spring forth from rainbows, and unicorns bow their heads in praise. Joanna’s hobbies include manatee wrestling (six time north Idaho champion), arguing about the pros/cons of the Oxford comma and refusing to accept that Chicago style should trump AP. You can learn more about Joanna and her work at www.joannawylde.net

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Julie Ann Walker is the New York Times and USA Today bestselling author of award-winning romantic suspense. She has won the Book Buyers Best Award, been nominated for the National Readers Choice Award, the Bookseller’s Best Award, the Australian Romance Reader Awards, and the Romance Writers of America’s prestigious RITA award. Her books have been described as “alpha, edgy, and downright hot.” Most days you can find Julie on her bicycle along the lake shore in Chicago or blasting away at her keyboard, trying to wrangle her capricious imagination into submission.
 
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Katie Reus is the New York Times and USA Today bestselling author of the Red Stone Security series, the Moon Shifter series and the Deadly Ops series. She fell in love with romance at a young age thanks to books she pilfered from her mom’s stash. Years later she loves reading romance almost as much as she loves writing it. However, she didn’t always know she wanted to be a writer. After changing majors many times, she finally graduated with a degree in psychology. Not long after that she discovered a new love. Writing. She now spends her days writing dark paranormal romance and sexy romantic suspense.

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With over three million books sold, Kendra Elliot is a three time winner of the Daphne du Maurier award for Romantic Suspense. She is also an International Thriller Writers’ finalist and a Romantic Times finalist. She grew up in the lush Pacific Northwest and still lives there with her husband, three daughters, three cats, and a Pomeranian. She’s always been fascinated with forensics, refuses to eat anything green, and can’t wait to someday wear flip flops every day.
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Kevin Hearne hugs the hell out of trees and loves doggies and living in Colorado with his family. He is also fond of comic books, whiskey, beer, tacos, fresh air, clean energy, and friendly people. He’s prone to singing in parking lots if you get him drunk enough and has been told that his handwriting is really quite lovely.
 
 

Kristen Ashley is a New York Times and USA Today bestselling author. She grew up in Indiana, but has lived in Colorado and the West Country of England. Thus she’s been blessed to have friends and family around the globe. Her posse is loopy (to say the least), but loopy is good when you want to write.Kristen was raised in a house with a large and multi-generational family. They lived on a very small farm in a small town in the heartland and existed amongst the strains of Glenn Miller, The Everly Brothers, REO Speedwagon and Whitesnake (and the wardrobes that matched).Needless to say, living in a house full of music, clothes and love was a good way to grow up. And as she keeps growing up, it keeps getting better.You can find Kristen at
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New York Times Bestselling author K. Bromberg writes contemporary novels that contain a mixture of sweet, emotional, a whole lot of sexy, and a little bit of real. She likes to write strong heroines, and damaged heroes who we love to hate and hate to love.
A mom of three, she plots her novels in between school runs and soccer practices, more often than not with her laptop in tow.
Since publishing her first book in 2013, K. has sold over one million copies of her books and has landed on the New York Times, USA Today, and Wall Street Journal Bestsellers lists over twenty-five times.
In April, she’ll release The Player, the first in a two-book sports romance series (The Catch, book 2, will be released late June), with many more already outlined and ready to be written.
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Lara Adrian is the New York Times and #1 internationally best-selling author of the Midnight Breed vampire romance series, with nearly 4 million books in print and digital worldwide and translations licensed to more than 20 countries. Her books regularly appear in the top spots of all the major bestseller lists including the New York Times, USA Today, Publishers Weekly, Indiebound, Amazon.com, Barnes & Noble, etc.
 
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A #1 New York Times Bestselling author, Lauren Blakely is known for her contemporary romance style that’s hot, sweet and sexy. She lives in California with her family and has plotted entire novels while walking her dogs. With fourteen New York Times bestsellers, her titles have appeared on the New York Times, USA Today, and Wall Street Journal Bestseller Lists more than seventy-five times, and she’s sold more than 1.5 million books. In May she’ll release JOY RIDE, a hot & hilarious standalone rom-com. To receive an email when Lauren releases a new book, sign up for her newsletter!You can find Lauren at

New York Times bestselling author Lexi Blake lives in North Texas with her husband, three kids, and the laziest rescue dog in the world. She began writing at a young age, concentrating on plays and journalism. It wasn’t until she started writing romance that she found success. She likes to find humor in the strangest places. Lexi believes in happy endings no matter how odd the couple, threesome or foursome may seem.You can find Lexi at
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Lia Davis is the author of the bestselling shifter series, Ashwood Falls, a mother to two young adults and three kitties, a wife to her soul mate, and co-owner to Fated Desires Publishing, LLC. She and her family live in Northeast Florida battling hurricanes and very humid summers. But it’s her home and she loves it!

An accounting major, Lia has always been a dreamer with a very active imagination. The wheels in her head never stop. She ventured into the world of writing and publishing in 2008 and loves it more than she imagined. Writing is stress reliever that allows her to go off in her corner of the house and enter into another world that she created, leaving real life where it belongs.

Her favorite things are spending time with family, traveling, reading, writing, chocolate, coffee, nature and hanging out with her kitties.

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Lili Valente has slept under the stars in Greece, eaten dinner at midnight with French men who couldn’t be trusted to keep their mouths on their food, and walked alone through Munich’s red light district after dark and lived to tell the tale. These days you can find her writing in a tent beside the sea, drinking coconut water and thinking delightfully dirty thoughts.You can find Lili at
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Since first publishing in January 1996, Lori Foster has become a USA Today, Publisher’s Weekly and New York Times bestselling author of over 90 novels and novellas. She currently writes single titles for HQN.

Lori hosts a very special annual “Reader and Author Get Together,” aka RAGT16, in West Chester, Ohio. Proceeds from the event have benefited many worthy causes, including the the no-kill animal shelter, the Animal Adoption Foundation; The Conductive Learning Center, a school for children with spina bifida and cerebral palsy; and The One Way Farm, Children’s Home for abused and abandoned children. See more about the annual event here: http://readerauthorgettogether.com/ 

Each year Lori also writes a “benefit book,” a romance short story with all advance & royalties going to a local charity. You can see all the benefit books here: http://lorifoster.com/benefit-books/

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Melanie Harlow likes her heels high, her martini dry, and her history with the naughty bits left in. In addition to AFTER WE FALL,  she’s the author of MAN CANDY, IF YOU WERE MINE, the HAPPY CRAZY LOVE series (contemporary romance), the FRENCHED series (contemporary romance) and the SPEAK EASY duet (historical romance). She writes from her home outside of Detroit, where she lives with her husband, two daughters, and one insane rabbit.

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When Molly Harper was eight years old, she set up a “writing office” in her parents’ living room, complete with an old manual typewriter and a toy phone. And she (very slowly) pecked out the story of her third-grade class taking a trip around the world and losing a kid in each city. She had a dark sense of humor even then.

When Molly was considerably older, she headed for Western Kentucky University, where she majored in print journalism. After graduation, she landed a job with The Paducah Sun and married her high school sweetheart, David, a local police officer. After six years at the newspaper, Molly took a more family-friendly secretarial position at a local church office.

Her husband worked nights and Molly was alone with their small child in the “The Apartment of Lost Souls.” A big fan of vampire movies and TV shows, she decided to write a vampire romance novel. Molly created Jane Jameson, a bit of an accidental loser. Jane is single, almost 30, and a librarian working in Half-Moon Hollow, Ky. She has become a permanent fixture on her Mama’s prayer list. And despite the fact that she’s pretty good at her job, she just got canned so her boss could replace her with someone who occasionally starts workplace fires. Jane drowns her sorrows at the local faux nostalgia-themed sports bar. On her way home, she’s mistaken for a deer and shot by a drunk hunter. And then she wakes up as a vampire. The three-book Jane Jameson series–which includes Nice Girls Don’t Have Fangs,Nice Girls Don’t Date Dead Men and Nice Girls Don’t Live Forever—was released in 2009.  A fourth and final installment, Nice Girls Don’t Bite Their Neighbors, was released in 2012.

Molly continues stories in the Jane Jameson universe through her Half-Moon Hollow series,Driving Mr. Dead, The Care and Feeding of Stray Vampires, Undead Sublet, and A Witch’s Handbook of Kisses and Curses.  Undead Sublet is a short story in The Undead in My Bed anthology.  A Witch’s Handbook of Kisses and Curses will be released in June 2013.  A special free audio holiday novella, I’m Dreaming of an Undead Christmas, was released in December 2013.

Molly will update her popular Naked Werewolf romance series in 2013. How to Flirt with a Naked Werewolf, was released in February 2011, quickly followed by The Art of Seducing a Naked Werewolf. A third installment, How to Run With a Naked Werewolf, will be released in December 2013.  Her first-ever “haunted house story,” Better Homes and Hauntings, will be released in June 2014.

Molly will launch her first-ever contemporary romance series with My Bluegrass Baby in December 2012.  Rhythm and Bluegrass was released in October 2013.

Molly’s books are published by Pocket Books, an imprint of Simon & Schuster. They are available in print, as e-books and audio books at major book stores and on Amazon. Molly is a native of Kentucky. She lives in Paducah with her husband and children.

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Molly E. Lee is an author best known for her debut novel EDGE OF CHAOS, and as a fourth year mentor at Pitch Wars – a program which connects promising writers to established authors in the community. Molly writes New Adult and Young Adult Contemporary featuring strong female heroines who are unafraid to challenge their male counterparts, yet still vulnerable enough to have love sneak up on them.

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Nina Bocci is a novelist, publicist, eternal optimist, unabashed lipgloss enthusiast, constant apologist, and a hopeless romanticist. She has too many college degrees that she’s not using, and a Lego addiction that she blames on her son.

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Pamela Palmer is the New York Times, USA Today, and international bestselling author of nineteen paranormal romance and urban fantasy novels including her wildly popular Feral Warriors shape-shifter series, her deliciously blood-thirsty Vamp City series, and her spine-tingling Esri series. When Pamela’s initial career goal of captaining starships failed to pan out, she turned to engineering, satisfying her desire for adventure with books and daydreams until finally succumbing to the need to create worlds of her own. Pamela lives and writes in the suburbs of Washington, D.C.

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Rebecca Zanetti is the author of over thirty romantic suspense, dark paranormal, and contemporary romances, and her books have appeared multiple times on the New York Times, USA Today, Amazon, Barnes and Noble, and iBook bestseller lists.  She lives in the wilds of the Pacific Northwest with her own Alpha hero, two kids, a couple of dogs, a crazy cat…and a huge extended family.  She believes strongly in luck, karma, and working her butt off…and she thinks one of the best things about being an author, unlike the lawyer she used to be, is that she can let the crazy out.
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NYT and USA Today best selling author, Robyn Peterman writes because the people inside her head won’t leave her alone until she gives them life on paper. She writes snarky, sexy, funny paranormal and snarky, sexy, funny contemporaries. Her addictions include laughing really hard with friends, shoes (the expensive kind), Target, Coke Zero Cherry with extra ice in a styrofoam cup, bejeweled reading glasses, her kids, her super-hot hubby and collecting stray animals. A former professional actress, with Broadway, film and T.V. credits, she now lives in the south with her family and too many animals to count. Writing gives her peace and makes her whole, plus having a job where she can work in her underpants works really well for her.

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Santino Hassell was raised by a conservative family, but he was anything but traditional. He grew up to be a smart-mouthed, school cutting grunge kid, then a transient twenty-something, and eventually transformed into an unlikely romance author.

Santino writes queer romance that is heavily influenced by the gritty, urban landscape of New York City, his belief that human relationships are complex and flawed, and his own life experiences.

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Sasha Summers grew up surrounded by books. Her passions have always been storytelling, romance, and travel. Whether it’s an easy-on-the-eyes cowboy or a hero of truly mythic proportions, Sasha falls a little in love with each and every one of her heroes. She frequently gets lost with her characters in the worlds she creates; forgetting everyday tasks like laundry and dishes. Luckily, her four brilliant children and hero-inspiring hubby are super understanding and helpful.
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Sylvain Reynard

I’m interested in the way literature can help us explore aspects of the human condition – particularly suffering, sex, love, faith, and redemption. My favourite stories are those in which a character takes a journey, either a physical journey to a new and exciting place, or a personal journey in which he or she learns something about himself/herself.
I’m also interested in how aesthetic elements such as art, architecture, and music can be used to tell a story or to illuminate the traits of a particular character. In my writing, I combine all of these elements with the themes of redemption, forgiveness, and the transformative power of goodness.
I try to use my platform as an author to raise awareness about the following charities: Now I Lay Me Down to Sleep Foundation, WorldVision, Alex’s Lemonade Stand, and Covenant House. For more information, see my Charities page.
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Tara Lain writes the Beautiful Boys of Romance in LGBT erotic romance novels that star her unique, charismatic heroes. Her first novel was published in January of 2011 and she’s now somewhere around book 32. Her best-selling novels have garnered awards for Best Series, Best Contemporary Romance, Best Paranormal Romance, Best Ménage, Best LGBT Romance, Best Gay Characters, and Tara has been named Best Writer of the Year in the LRC Awards. In her other job, Tara owns an advertising and public relations firm. She often does workshops on both author promotion and writing craft.  She lives with her soul-mate husband and her soul-mate dog near the sea in California where she sets a lot of her books.  Passionate about diversity, justice, and new experiences, Tara says on her tombstone it will say “Yes”!

You can find Tara at Lain

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Tessa Bailey is originally from Carlsbad, California. The day after high school graduation, she packed her yearbook, ripped jeans and laptop, driving cross-country to New York City in under four days.

Her most valuable life experiences were learned thereafter while waitressing at K-Dees, a Manhattan pub owned by her uncle. Inside those four walls, she met her husband, best friend and discovered the magic of classic rock, managing to put herself through Kingsborough Community College and the English
program at Pace University at the same time. Several stunted attempts to enter the work force as a journalist followed, but romance writing continued to demand her attention.

She now lives in Long Island, New York with her husband of nine years and five-year- old daughter. Although she is severely sleep-deprived, she is incredibly happy to be living her dream of writing about people falling in love.

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Narrators

 

Amanda Ronconi is an actress and narrator who divides her time between New York City and Upstate New York.  She has a BFA from NYU, where she studied at the Stella Adler Conservatory.  She has performed in theaters around New York City and regionally at The Alley, Capital Rep and many productions at the Shakespeare Theatre of New Jersey.
Her Off-Broadway solo comedy, Shirley at the Tropicana, received critical acclaim and was subsequently featured in The New York Times.  Film and TV credits include Daydream Believer (Slamdance 2001’s Best Dramatic Feature winner), The UnderstudyDeadly Sins (ID Discovery), IFC’s Get Hit and Chasing Paradise. National network and regional commercials include Chase BankSony and Blue Cross/Blue Shield.  Her voiceover work encompasses nearly 100 audiobooks available on Audible.com.  She is a member of SAG-AFTRA and Actors’ Equity.
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Andi Arndt naturally came into VO / Narration after years of extensive work in both theatre and public radio. She taught acting and Voice for the Stage at James Madison University for 12 years and has been an actor, producer, director and vocal coach for full productions of live theatre including drama, comedy, musicals and staged readings. To strengthen her teaching skills, she took the month-long Intensive at Shakespeare & Company in the Berkshires, where she learned about Kristin Linklater’s method of voice study. Andi then trained to teach Linklater’s method for several years, creating a solid foundation of technique that has served her narration work – and ever-increasing list of happy clients – incredibly well.

With rare acumen, Andi intuitively understands the creative process of the writer, and has earned a trusted reputation for taking excellent care of every project she lends her voice to. To date, she has narrated over 100 books in contemporary fiction, non-fiction (legal, medical, geopolitical, bio/memoir), mystery/thriller, contemporary romance, young adult and children’s. She was also nominated for an Audie Award for Short Story Fiction in 2014, and was a co-narrator for Mary Kubica’s THE GOOD GIRL, recognized with a Voice Arts Award nomination in 2015. Her recordings for children and teens have earned her glowing reviews in School Library Journal.

In her e-learning work, Andi knows exactly how to utilize her teaching background to not only engage the learner but help them enjoy a course that they may have been dreading.

Andi is busy delivering her calm, cool and clear sound from her broadcast quality studio in the beautiful Shenandoah Valley of Virginia. Through her production company, Lyric Audiobooks LLC, which includes a team of editors and proofers, she delivers fully produced, finished audio and often travels to other studios to direct and produce audiobooks for indie authors.

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Angela Dawe is an actor, writer, and audiobook narrator based in the Midwest. As a narrator, Angela has earned multiple Audie nominations and Earphones awards; she has also worked in television, film, and theater, and is an accomplished improv and sketch comedian. Angela is a proud member of SAG-AFTRA.
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Antony Ferguson is a native of London, England. Upon leaving Drama school, he worked extensively in English repertory theatres; most notably playing the lead in Edward II, Don Juan, and Lord Byron in a production of Camino Real for Alan Ayckbourn’s theatre company. He has twice appeared on London’s West End, winning the award for best actor as Jimmy Porter in (an award winning production of) Look Back In Anger, and playing the lead in The Thwarting of Baron Bolligrew, by Robert Bolt. Upon moving to New York City, he worked regularly Off Broadway, in regional theatre and on national tours. He has a wide experience in performing Shakespeare, Chekov, Shaw etc., and has won several awards for his work.

Antony got involved in audiobook narration several years ago, as an extension to his regular voice over work, and has recorded over 160 books. He loves all genre of audiobooks, but has a special love of recording Romantic Fiction. The characters, the situations, and the passion are just so much fun to perform! He is an Audiofile Earphone Award winner.

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Iggy Toma is a voice-over artist, musician, and activist based in New York City. He is an avid reader of romance and mystery, and he has a soft spot for daytime soap operas.

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Johanna Parker is an Audie Award Winning, Earphone Award Winning actress living and working in Midcoast Maine. Since narrating her first audiobook for Recorded Books in 2002, Johanna has received high praise for her work in all genres, including the young adult Mediator series by Meg Cabot, Earlene Fowler’s Bennie Harper Mysteries, and her portrayal of Sookie Stackhouse in Charlaine Harris’s Southern Vampire books of which Audiofile has said, “Parker personifies Harris’s perky Southern heroine, Sookie Stackhouse. Her splendid pacing allows listeners time to absorb the action and emotions…listeners will be enthralled.”Johanna received her BFA in Acting from Boston University and studied Shakespeare at the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art (RADA) in London. She has performed on stages in London, Los Angeles, Seattle, and New York and has numerous film and television credits. Now a sought after voice over actress, Johanna has voiced commercials, video games, documentaries and web sites.

Johanna writes: “I love books. I loved them long before I could read them myself and I will love them long past the time I can only listen to them. Telling stories, in whatever way, has always been my passion, and audiobook narration has become the unexpected niche where my love of books and my love of storytelling come together in an incredible, inevitable fusion. I get to play all the parts. I get to truly utilize my training. And my hair can look like #@$%&!”

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Karen White has been narrating audiobooks since 1999 with more than 300 titles to her credit. Honored to be included in AudioFile Magazine’s Best Voices and Speaking of Audio’s Top Ten Listens, she’s also a two-time Audie Finalist and has earned multiple AudioFile Earphones Awards and Library Journal starred reviews.  She also directs and produces audiobooks, working from her home base in coastal NC. Karen is a proud member of SAG-AFTRA.
Publishers Weekly says of Nothing to Envy by Barbara Demick, “Karen White delivers a stunning reading, her character interpretations are confident and well-rounded, and she forges a strong bond with the audience.”
The AudioGals say: “Once again, Karen White’s dead-on delivery enhances an already A+ level story.”
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Kirsten Potter is an actress and narrator who has performed in dozens of major theaters nationwide, voiced over a hundred audiobooks, and portrayed numerous vixens, villains and polar bears in various video games. Favorite audiobook titles she has narrated include Station Eleven, Madapple, Hattie Big Sky, Brooklyn; and Lisa Gardner’s DD Warren, Diane Duvall’s Immortal Guardians, and Joanna Bourne’s Spymaster series’. She currently voices the Queen of the Reef for the Bungie franchise “Destiny”, a role she likes to imagine she was born to play.
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Lorelei King is one of the most successful and accomplished American actresses working in the UK today, appearing in numerous films from Hollywood blockbusters such as ‘Notting Hill’ and ‘The Saint,’ to British independent films, such as ‘House of Mirth,’ ’24 Hours in London,’ and ‘Suzie Gold.’Lorelei has appeared as regular and recurring characters in popular British television shows such as Chef, Cold Feet, Alistair McGowan’s Big Impression, Emmerdale and the saucy Mile High. She has also made numerous guest appearances in British comedies and dramas such as Jonathan Creek, Not Going Out, The Robinsons and Monarch of the Glen.

Once described as ‘the best known American voice on radio 4,’ Lorelei has recorded more than 200 programs for the BBC, including the Marx Brothers tribute, ‘Flywheel, Shyster and Flywheel,’ super-hero ‘audio movies’ including ‘Superman,’ ‘Batman’ and ‘Judge Dredd and classic American drama such as ‘East of Eden,’ ‘Ethan Frome’ and ‘A Thousand Acres.’ She appears regularly as a panellist on shows such as ‘Where in the World’ and ‘Wordly Wise’ and has hosted her own talk show, ‘All About Eve.’

Lorelei is a multi- award-winning narrator of audiobooks, recording the works of best-selling authors Janet Evanovich, Darynda Jones and Patricia Briggs among others.
Her work in animation is extensive, and in America she provides the voices for ‘Wendy’ and ‘Packer’ (among others) in Bob the Builder.

Lorelei is co-owner, with Ali Muirden, of a digital publishing company, Creative Content Ltd.
Born in Pennsylvania and raised in Los Angeles, Lorelei now makes her home in London, where she lives with her  husband, actor Vincent Marzello.

 

Luke Daniels was born into a family of actors. Both his father and mother have been performing and teaching for almost five decades. It is because of their influence that, from a very young age, Luke and his two brothers often found themselves in rehearsal halls at repertory theatres all over the country; watching innumerable productions of Much Ado, Julius Caesar, and Midsummer’s.
Luke’s first theatrical role came at the age of 5 as Fleance in a production of Macbeth. He immediately loved the creativity and camaraderie of the theatre. (It also didn’t hurt that he was allowed to miss school for certain performances.)
Over the years Luke has performed at many repertory theatres across the country, including the Utah Shakespearean Festival, Connecticut Rep., and Hope Summer Rep. in Holland, Michigan. Luke has his Bachelor’s from Western Michigan University and his MFA in performance from the University of Connecticut.
Luke has worked professionally as a director, teacher, audiobook narrator, voice-over, commercial, and industrial actor.
But he maintains that the greatest role he has ever played is that of a Father to his kids.

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Nelson Hobbs was born and raised on an exotic private island. He eventually inherited this estate and spends his time drinking copious amounts of wine and reading books. Nelson has spent time on the silver-screen and performed in countless off-Broadway productions. He is classically trained as a singer and actor. Narrating audio books is one of his loves. He has narrated hundreds of books.

When not acting or working on books he spends time traveling as much as possible. He is an avid backpacker and hiker. From hiking in the Sequoias to backing across Europe, his sense of adventure keeps him healthy.

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Nicole Poole is a classically-trained actor with equal passions for literature and improvisation. In addition to touring with England’s Royal Shakespeare Company, Nicole is an art dealer and has spent the past twenty years working as a spoken word artist and actor with the Walter Thompson Orchestra and Parisian orchestras SPOUMJ and Anitya. Nicole is honored to have been recognized for her narration by AudioFile Earphones Awards, Publisher’s Weekly Listen-Up Awards, and as a finalist for three Audie Awards.

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Noah Michael Levine is an Audie Award-Winning narrator, audiobook producer and author.  He has over 225 titles available on Audible – spanning a wide variety of genre’s from history, psychology, science and philosophy to thrillers, comedies, fantasies and lots and lots of romance and erotica.  His first book, The Audiobook Book, co-authored with Renea Mason and Erin deWard was released in January and he is working on his first novel (praying he can actually, someday finish it!)  When not devoting his time to audiobooks and books, he adores his town of Nyack, spending time in the kitchen creating new ways to tantalize taste buds and training his cat, Max, to be more like a cat and less like a … well, no one is quite sure what he REALLY is.  But he’s wicked cute.

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Piper Goodeve is an award-winning narrator, who has given voice to over a hundred titles.  As a stage actress, she has appeared in leading roles Off-Broadway (earning a Drama League Award nomination for Distinguished Performance) as well as in theaters in Canada, London, and across the U.S. Happily splitting her time between Brooklyn and Vermont, where she and her husband own and operate Little Town Studios, Piper studied Shakespeare at the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art in London, and received her MFA in Acting from Brown University/Trinity Rep.  Please visit www.pipergoodeve.com or www.littletownstudios.com for more information.  Piper is a proud member of SAG-AFTRA.

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Robert Petkoff is a narrator and actor who has won multiple Audie Awards and Audiophile Earphone awards for his narration work. He has recorded over 150 audio books. As an actor Robert has worked in film in such movies as Woody Allen’s Irrational Man, Vice Versa, and Game Day. He can be seen on TV in Elementary, The Good Wife, Forever, and Law and Order: SVU among others. Robert has worked on Broadway in All The Way, with Bryan Cranston, Anything Goes with Sutton Foster, Ragtime, Spamalot, Fiddler on the Roof, and Epic Proportions. Robert is currently touring the U.S. with the Tony Award winning musical Fun Home playing the role of Bruce Bechdel.

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Roger Wayne was born in Wadena, Minnesota. He was raised in rural farm country, and attended K-12 in the small towns of Northwestern MN. He moved on to Community College for a year, and then decided to join the Air Force. Out of 170 that were available, he couldn’t find a job in the military that he wanted. When his recruiter mentioned one last position he could apply for, he was intrigued. This was to be his first ever audition. Roger was escorted into a radio studio, read the given script, and got the part. . . he was on his way to becoming a broadcaster in the United States Military. In the Summer of 2004 he joined the Air Force as a Radio & Television Broadcast Journalist.

After Basic Training in San Antonio, TX, he moved to Fort Meade, MD, to train for military broadcasting, and was then stationed in Osan Air Base, South Korea. He won several awards including Best Radio Commercial military wide in 2006, and Best Feature Story for the Air Force, and his story on the local football team won an award as well. He became close friends with his work partner Luka, who was originally from Poland, but had grown up in Detroit. Through him he gained a respect and appreciation for Arabic, Lebanese, and Jewish culture, and music. To this day his favorite female artist is the Lebanese singer, Najwa Karam.

After completing his tour in Korea, his next assignment was to be in Italy, which is where his father had been stationed when he worked in Intelligence many years prior. At that time, several contractors were taking over positions in broadcasting so Roger made the choice to come back home. With a background in Journalism and a more worldly perspective under his belt he headed back to Minnesota to finish school. During his two years in Community College, he participated in several plays, mostly Shakespeare, and worked with drama teacher Ert Hermerding. Previously Ert had worked with Actor Steve Zahn, who is also from Minnesota.

To satisfy a desire to speak his opinion on the mistreating of civilians in the Middle East and the stereotypes many people had formed over Muslims because of the terrorist attacks, Roger aced his speech class, when he did his final speech on Muslims in the Middle East and America, citing differences between extremists, and normal . During this time he also wrote papers in regards to the mistreatment of the Native Americans, and although patriotism is part of what led him into the military, he felt a need to talk about much of the destruction the United States had caused to such an important culture. He finished his second year in Community College, and then went on to Augsburg College in Minneapolis, MN.

He was awarded an Acting Scholarship to attend Augsburg. He completed two shows there, including Checkhov’s “Three Sisters,” where he received praise for his portrayal of ‘Vershinin’. Although he had his scholarship, ultimately the theater program did not hold much interest, and instead attained his degree in Communications & Journalism, and graduated with honors. He then began to work as a Journalist in the Civilian market. Telling stories was a passion, but it wasn’t enough, he wanted to continue playing characters, exploring new worlds, and ultimately take on the life of a professional actor. He made a quick transition, became involved in the local acting scene, and worked with local Talent Agents for Commercials and Print Modeling work. He completed many Independent student, and professional film projects, several commercials, and plays, including work at the Guthrie Theater. He continued to get good marks, while playing roles like ‘Mortimer’ in “Arsenic & Old Lace,” ‘Uncle Louie’ in “Lost in Yonkers,” and others. He also worked with a Voiceover Agent, and started doing Radio and TV Commercial voice work.

After spending two years working in Minneapolis, he knew it was time to make a change, and move to a bigger market. He made the decision to move to New York City. The move has offered him a chance to hone his skills on a much higher level in all aspects of the business.

Roger now lives in New York City, actively working in Voice Industry, Film, Television, and Theater. Roger consistently performs audiobooks for various production companies including Tantor Media, Audible.com, and does voice commercials for Radio, TV, as well as characters for Animation, and Video Games. Voice work has become the backbone of his career. He has also completed several Independent Features and Short Film projects, a Webseries, and is active in the Theater community as well, staying true to his roots and further challenging his craft on the stage. Roger just booked his first TV Co-Star role in 2015 for HBO. He is also the spokesperson for “Renter’s Warehouse.” Recently, the feature film, “The Center,” of which he performed in, executive produced by Jonathan Demme (Silence of The Lambs) , made it’s debut as an official selection at the “Cinequest Film Festival” in San Jose, CA. The film will also be shown as an official selection in the “Minneapolis/ St. Paul International Film Festival,” and is selected for the “Byron Bay Film Festival,” in Australia.

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Sean Crisden is a multitalented actor and an AudioFile Earphones Award–winning narrator who has recorded audiobooks in almost every genre, from science fiction to romance. He has also voiced characters in numerous video games, such as the award-winning ShadowGun, and appeared in many commercials and films, including The Last Airbender. A native of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, Sean now resides in Southern California practicing Wing Chun kung fu and taking epic naps.
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Born in Tunbridge Wells, England, Sebastian York spent much of his youth as a military brat throughout Europe, Asia, and the US, which spurred a very adventurous sense for travel and faraway places. When not narrating or traveling, he flies helicopters, collects rare Mongolian artifacts, and dreams of one day acquiring a Sommelier Master certification or hosting a late-night radio program entitled We’re So Wet. He lives in New York City.

 

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Summer Roberts is a two time Audie Award nominee and one-time winner (Alpha by Jasinda Wilder).  When not narrating, Summer can be found spending way too much money in bookstores and taking walks with her dog Georgina.  She loves wine, yoga, HGTV, and discovering great new authors and blogs!
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Liz Berry has two passions. She is the executive director of International Thriller Writers (ITW), a trade group of over 3,000 thriller writers from around the world. Previously, she was the long-time director of Thrillerfest, the annual gathering of ITW, which happens in New York City every July.

With M.J. Rose, Liz co-founded and co-operates 1,001 Dark Nights and Evil Eye Concepts, Inc — an Internet marketing company that works to brand authors and expand readership within the romance genre.

Liz has a Bachelor of Business Administration from the University of Georgia and also studied at the University of Innsbruck in Austria. Both areas of study have allowed her to gain twenty-plus years of experience in the ever-changing marketing field.

She proudly serves on the Education Committee for the Smithsonian Libraries Advisory Board, and, with her husband, novelist Steve Berry, operates History Matters, a non-profit foundation dedicated to historic preservation. For more information, visit ThrillerWriters.org1001DarkNights.com, and History-Matters.org.

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My name is Taria (Maria with a T) Reed. I’m a trained photographer specializing in children and family portraits.In early 2011 I felt the need to expand creatively. I started photographing adults for stock websites. In my mind I was shooting for book covers. I’m a romance audio book junkie so I love looking at all the beautiful covers. I’ve always used Photoshop to edit my portraits but I wanted to go further. I started devouring any and all artistic tutorials. I would practice for hours and turn photos into covers or art. I was approached by a few self-published authors who asked me to create covers for their e-books and I jumped at the opportunities to learn even more.

After some time I started stalking publishing houses to see the covers they were putting out. I worked hard until I felt what I could do was up to snuff. Once I was comfortable with my skills I started emailing publishing houses with cover artist inquiries. I got a great response to my sample work and immediately began gaining Indie and publisher clients. Being a photographer professionally I quickly married my love of photography and my growing love for cover design. I became known for shooting my own images for my covers. In August 2013 I opened up my own stock house called “The Reed Files”. It’s been a wild ride but I love what I do and can’t imagine doing anything else for a living.

 
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