I've promised that audiobooks of my Silk Trilogy were on the way, and now the first, Silk and Shadows, is available with Silk and Secrets and Veils of Silk on the way. Once more the wonderful Siobhan Waring is the narrator, as she has been for all my audio releases for more than a year.
I think of Silk and Shadows as my Count of Monte Cristo story. The first sentence of the book is, "He called himself Peregrine, the Wanderer, and he came to London for revenge."
Here's the blurb:
Like the falcon he named himself for, Peregrine is wild and free, an exotic prince who fascinates 1839 London with his wealth, mystery, and dangerous allure. He emerged from his mysterious Asian past to exact retribution for an appalling crime. Nothing and no one can stop him—except perhaps Lady Sara St. James, whose fragile beauty conceals a gentle heart, genuine goodness, and a soul of steel.
Unable to resist his seductive charm, Lady Sara turns away from her ordered life to embrace a man she loves, but cannot fully trust. In Sara, Peregrine sees a chance for a life beyond revenge. But can he keep her without revealing his devastating secrets? Or protect her from the enemy he has vowed to destroy?
Peregrine is one of my darkest, edgiest heroes, and his redemption through love makes this a very powerful story. But doing an audiobook brought up new questions, such as what does he sound like? He's described as speaking fluent English but with a faint, hard to define accent. After several discussions, we decided to base his accent on that of an Anglo- Indian actor with just the right amount of exotic.
If you follow this link, you'll be taken to my Silk and Shadows audio page, which will lead you to a page with more information, including a sample.
Along with producing the audiobooks, I decided to do a new set of covers for the Silk Trilogy. The old ones were done in 2013, I think–positively prehistoric!
I'll be giving away several free audio codes to people who comment on this post within the next couple of days. As always, you have to download the app for Authors-Direct, which is easy. You need to have an IOS or Android device (like an iPod or Samsung telephone.) You can't use the codes on a computer.
I was delighted that my distributor, Findaway Voices, now has codes that can be used by people in the United Kingdom and European Union as well as the US, Canada, and Australia! The more global, the better!
I'll let you know when Silk and Secrets and Veils of Silk are released. Soon, I hope!