by Mary Jo
Producing audiobooks from my back list is time consuming and not inexpensive, but I continue to do them because so many people really like listening to audiobooks. My current goal is to make audio available for all seven of my Fallen Angels books, and we're getting close! Several years ago I started with audio versions of Thunder and Roses and Dancing on the Wind along with the non-Fallen Angels book The Bargain.
The economics of producing audiobooks changed dramatically so I put the audio program on hold for several years, but the marketplace is always changing, so now I've started producing them again. I started with Shattered Rainbows last autumn, and here's a link to my blog and interview with my wonderful English narrator Siobhan Waring.
Production and distribution take time, so the audio versions of River of Fire (Fallen Angels 6) and One Perfect Rose (Fallen Angels #7) have become widely available at just about the same time.
I've always loved River of Fire, where my battle hardened hero Kenneth has the soul and talent of a painter. In order to save his bankrupt estate, he reluctantly takes a position as secretary to famous artist Sir Anthony Seaton, who may be a murderer.
Dazzled by the creative atmosphere as well as Sir Anthony's prickly but fascinating painter daughter Rebecca, Kenneth dares dream that he might become an artist himself. But what will Rebecca do when she learns that Kenneth has been spying on the household and may destroy her father?
(I'm listening to River of Fire in my car now, and thoroughly enjoying it. <G> Not surprisingly, it takes me back to my art school days!)
One Perfect Rose, 7th and last of the Fallen Angels series, has always been a popular favorite, and I'm delighted to finally have Stephen's story available in audio. Stephen, the Duke of Ashburton, is brother of Lord Michael Kenyon, the hero of Shattered Rainbows. Reserved Stephen has always done his duty, but after the death of his tyrannical father and distant wife, he's ready to explore a new freedom.
Then a grim diagnosis send him bolting away from his grand position to come to terms with his life. Traveling anonymously, he falls in with a welcoming family theater troupe, and becomes enchanted with their adopted daughter, Rosalind, who radiates the warmth he's been seeking all his life. But can they find a happy future together? (Don't worry, it's a romance!)
Production has started on Fallen Angels #3, Petals in the Storm, and the final Fallen Angels book, Angel Rogue, (# 4) will go into production immediately after. The whole series should be available by the end of the year!
My distributor, Findaway Voices, has given me some free giveaway codes for each book, so I will give away five codes for each of these two new audiobooks to some of you who leave comments between now and midnight Thursday.
The codes are good only in the US, Canada, and Australia and must be used IOS or Android devices, such as a Samsung phone or an iPod or iPad or whatever. They use a special app that must be downloaded to your listening device. I managed to do it, so it's not difficult. <G>
(I'm delighted that the codes now work in Australia–last autumn, the codes were good only in the US and Canada. I hope Findaway keeps adding more territories!)
So if you're in the US, Canada, or Australia with a suitable electronic device, let me know if you'd like a free audiobook and maybe you'll win one of these books!
PS: Findaway Voices sets up author stores where you can buy direct from them using the Author Direct app. Here's a link to their MJP store. The three books I did with Findaway Voices are listed there.
SATURDAY NOTE! Winners have been chosen and I'll be emailing directly with the codes, but this will take a couple of days. Sorry!