FINALLY these two audio projects are available after a long time in process. Both are narrated by the most excellent Siobhan Waring, who has narrated four other of my Fallen Angels books.
One of my goals has been to have all seven books in my Fallen Angels series available in audio, and with Angel Rogue, Fallen Angels #4, that goal has been achieved.
I've always had a special fondness for Robin and Maxie, the protagonists of Angel Rogue. Lord Robert Andreville is the black sheep son of an aristocratic family. He first appeared as an ambiguous secondary character in the previous book in the series, Petals in the Storm. After years of dangerous spying against Napoleon, he returns to his family home weary to the bone and with a bad case of PTSD before the term existed.
Maxima Collins' father was also a black sheep younger son, and he ended up as a traveling book peddler in New England and married a beautiful, free-spirited Mohawk woman. After the death of his wife, her father takes Maxie home to his aristocratic family in northern England, then unexpectedly dies in London. Maxie wants to know why even though it means hiking the length of Britain from Durham to London. In Yorkshire she literally stumbles over Robin, who decides that since he is every other inch a gentleman, he'll provide her with escort whether she wants it or not.
Angel Rogue is a road book, and perhaps the most light-hearted novel I've ever written, with cattle drovers, family members in pursuit, and even a Bow Street Runner. (Originally it was a Signet Regency called The Rogue and The Runaway; I later expanded it to a historical romance and expanded a couple of the subplots.) Here's a link to an excerpt.
The Christmas Cuckoo is the first time I've done an audio edition of one of my novellas, and I chose it because it's one of my favorites and a lighthearted, fun holiday story.
Major Jack Howard, a weary veteran of the Peninsular Wars, has just returned to England and intends to travel to an unwelcoming family home for Christmas. But when a pompous secretary gives him too many orders, Jack hops on the next stagecoach leaving the London inn, not caring where it’s going. Too much whisky to stave off freezing leaves him sleeping it off in a different inn—and when an attractive young woman asks if he’s Jack Howard, he happily goes home with her.
Meg Lambert had gone to the inn to collect her brother's friend, Captain Jack Howard, whom she's never met, and doesn't realize she's brought home the wrong man, Major Jack Howard. Jack realizes her mistake when he awakes the next morning with an aching head—but he finds a warmth and welcome with Meg and her family that he’s yearned for all his life. He can’t bring himself to admit that he’s a cuckoo in her nest—but what will happen when Meg’s brother and the right Jack Howard turn up for Christmas?
The Christmas Cuckoo is one of five holiday novellas in Christmas Revels. Since it's novella length, the audio versions is only about two hours long and it's bargain priced. Here's a link to an excerpt. And here's a link to a 5 star review of the audiobook.
I liked the existing covers of the ebook versions of these stories, so I kept the images for the audiobook covers, which are square.
And I have free giveaway codes for both of these productions! The codes can be used on Android and IOS (Apple) devices like cell phones, tablets, and iPods, and will work in the US, Canada, and Australia. (Sadly, not yet in the UK.) I'll give three each of these audiobooks to people who leave comments on this blog between now and Thursday night.
So happy listening!
Mary Jo. considering doing audio versions of the Silk Trilogy