REVIEWERS: Would you like a copy? Ping me if you’d like to review one story or all of them. My contribution is a fun little SFW sci-fi gay romance.
🎉 Coming August 22 from Fighting Monkey Press
including a story by me :)
It was a simple task, a bit of diplomacy, on a new world for some blue bloods of the Polyverse Coalition. Unfortunately, Captain Drayan failed to read the fine print, the bits that put his sensory system into freefall. Good thing he had Sitik the Rakka, his first mate, to sort it all out. Except, that sorting led to more fine print and a Rakka surprise to end all surprises.
Don’t miss this next installment from the UnCommon anthologies series
UnCommon Lands: A Collection of Rising Tides, Outer Space and Foreign Realms
UnCommon Lands presents 20 unique depictions of fantastic places and alien landscapes. These stories of the human (and inhuman) experience transcend time and place and will transport you to worlds you’ve never imagined. Including new and veteran voices, our UnCommon Authors bring you stories which span multiple genres, but hold together on a framework of quality storytelling and a solid theme. UnCommon Lands reminds us that where we are from isn’t as important as where we are going.
Daniel Arthur Smith
Chimeras – E.E. Giorgi Author
Jeremy Rodden, Toonopolis Author
Jon Etter, Obscure Midwestern Writer
Karen Gemma Brewer
Michael JP Whitmer
Wow, it’s been almost a month since my last post. A combination of life suddenly getting busy and my trying to focus on the two books I’m writing. So, to make up for my lapse in blog posts, I’m hosting my own surprise cover reveal right now… and not one, but two covers! Why? Because I am itching to show you what I’m working on.
So, without further ado, these are the two next books that will be released into the wild sometime in the next few months.
Set in London in 1911, Charlie is a story about a man who seeks to avenge his brother’s death, but when he meets someone who throws a spanner in the works, he begins to question his purpose.
Midnight in Montreal
In Midnight in Montreal, Royal is captured and thrown into a cell somewhere beneath the city. He quickly realizes that the three men who have taken him prisoner are creatures straight out of fiction: vampires.
Now, neither of these are finished, but they will be, before too long :) I’ll update with further information soon!
Now… Happy Friday! Go grab a drink somewhere, kick up your feet, spend some time in the sun (or… in the shade, if that’s your preference).
P.S. Oh… grin… and Fated: Blood and Redemption is heading to audible very soon…
Hooray! It’s finally whispersynced!
What does that mean? Well, if you own a kindle copy of Sacrificed bought through Amazon, you can get the Audible version for a few bucks and listen to Michael Ferraiuolo’s incredible narration.
And yes, Fated and Careened are in the pipeline to be narrated by late summer. :)
It looks like my pirates are getting a bump in readership… for the new readers and the longtime fans, did you know that there is a Baal’s Heart short? It’s a tiny book, holiday-themed, and follows the events in Fated.
For today and tomorrow it’s available for free at Amazon! Get your copy here.
I still haven’t received my paperback proof of Exposed from CreateSpace. They usually take a day or two to ship it out to me but this time, according to UPS, it’s both supposed to arrive today and it hasn’t been picked up from the location in the States yet. How can it be both? Heh anyway… it’ll get here soon and once I’ve read through it again (which I’m looking forward to), it should be good to go at Amazon. I’ve also got a signed paperback giveaway here at Goodreads and I’ll probably be doing another giveaway for my newsletter subscribers (once I actually finish writing this month’s newsletter).
Thanks to everyone who’ve reached out to me to tell me how much they enjoyed Exposed :D (I’m thinking of asking Michael Ferraiuolo to voice the audiobook because I love his accents) and yes, promise it won’t take so long to come out with my next book. Nose to the grindstone, I swear ;)
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Today we’ll meet Nick J. Russo, the talented narrator who’s voiced many of my audiobooks. Whether it’s Sarge’s gruff commands, Max’s sly teasing, or James’s awkward protestations, Nick’s does an incredible job bringing my characters to life.
Howdy, Nick. Welcome to my blog.
Thanks for having me, Bey!
First off… how did you get into audiobook narration?
I got into audio book narration a bit on a whim. I was working in an entirely different field when a friend of mine, John Solo, was looking for people to to read at his studio, Falcon Sound Company. As soon as I came in and read, I knew it was something I would enjoy doing. It’s not every day that you can stumble into a dream job and turn it into a full time career, but three years later it’s what I’m doing and loving it!
What is your favourite part of doing narration?
My favorite parts are usually when there is some kind of intense moment in a book. If I’m able to really get into the character and convey more extreme emotions like jealousy, fear, anger, extreme joy, regret, and of course lust in sex scenes, just to name a few, they are incredibly fun to perform. When those are written well, it’s great to translate into audio.
The hardest part?
Sometimes it can be tough finding just the right voice for a character. During my pre-reads I’ve gone in with an initial voice in mind only to find that it doesn’t work whatsoever by the time I’m done. Accents, depending on the type, can be a bit difficult at times as well.
Favourite genre (or subgenre) of books to narrate?
I have a few favorite genres, but if I had to pick one I’d say sci-fi. I’ve always been a sucker for space adventures, whether it be Star Wars, Star Trek, Battle Star, Mass Effect – whatever. To me, sci-fi is like pizza: there isn’t any bad version of it.
Are you reading anything right now?
I’m about to start 1984, which I’ve heard great things about and pretty excited for. John Grisham novels are always a go to of mine as well.
What are your top 5 books of all time (any genre)?
I’m not sure I could pick just five! If I had to list some that come to mind though, I’d probably say John Grisham’s The Firm, David McCullough’s 1776, Stephen King’s The Shining, and the Star Wars Thrawn Trilogy. I’m also a big fan of the Harry Potter series. Real random list I know, but that’s how I roll. :P
I appreciate getting to be on your blog, as l’m a big fan of your work, Bey! It’s so much fun narrating your stories because I know before I even read the first page that the characters will be three dimensional and a lot of fun to voice. Thank you for letting me voice your guys! And thank you to all those that enjoy my reads. It’s really great to hear from fans via reviews, tweets, or on Facebook. I’ve got a bunch of titles in the works right now, with Bey’s The Last Nights of The Frangipani Hotel out in audio today!
Thanks so much for stopping by, Nick!
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Three years ago today I published Caged: Love and Treachery on the High Seas. It was unedited, the cover was a weird size, I hadn’t even given a thought to marketing it. I didn’t figure anyone would read it, honestly. I just published it for fun, on the suggestion of a friend, and basically walked away.
Then I got a review. And then another. And then another.
Well, here we are three years later. I’ve published five full-length novels with a sixth on the way, six novellas and novelettes, and a number of short or flash fics… and I hope to publish many more.
To celebrate the third anniversary of my first published work, I’m giving away five audiobook copies of Caged, narrated by the extraordinary Michael Ferraiuolo. All you have to do is go to this post and follow the instructions :)