First, I want to say that even if I don’t post in the comments, I am reading every single note and I am so so happy I started this blog! I appreciate that you’re starting to make this a daily stop. Keep visiting!
I’m very excited to tell you that DARE TO LOVE really is COMING SOON in Audio book! I admit that I, myself, am not an audio listener. I found the whole concept of finding a narrator very overwhelming. I wasn’t even going to rush into starting the process. And then a friend recommended Sophie Eastlake. I looked into her. She’s read for Thea Harrison and JoAnn Ross in past books. She’s been nominated for an Audie Award. I listened and I liked the sound of her voice. Good enough for me!
We talked, I hired her. I figured I would try one book and see how it sells, if it’s worth it to do the rest of the series. So Sophie sent me the first 15 minutes to approve before going on to the rest. This wasn’t just the very first time I’d “heard” my own work, this was the first time I’d heard ANYONE’S work on audio. It was a surreal experience for me. The first thing that jumped out at me (and that I hadn’t given any advance thought to, and probably should have) was the male / hero speaking. When I heard the narrator lower her voice, to be honest, I freaked out. I took to Twitter and FB and asked those who were audio listeners if this was what they preferred — 98 % of those who responded said yes, when it’s done well – how else can they tell who’s talking!? (Duh! I never thought of that point!) I then asked a good friend and reader I trust to listen to the 15 minutes and give me her take. She raved. Yay! I felt so much better.
So now DARE TO LOVE is almost complete in audio! That means I’m going to have to listen and proof the entire thing. ACK! But it’s been a very exciting experience for me … and I hope those of you who listen to audio will love the narrator and the story!
Are you an Audio listener with romance novels? Or like me are you completely unaware of how things should sound? Anyone waiting for Dare to Love in audio??