Wednesday, July 19, 2017

A new and exciting adventure - PART 1



So, today I took a big step in my writing journey. It’s something I’ve been wanting to do for a very long time, but the option has just never been there for authors outside of the US and UK. Have you guessed what it is yet? Yep! Audiobooks! I’ve taken the first steps to get audiobooks recorded and produced.

I’m starting with Dark Deceit and if everything goes smoothly, then I’ll do the other two books in the trilogy along with the Half Blood Series. 

https://www.draft2digital.com
I use a company called Draft2Digital (D2D) to sell my e-books through digital platforms like iTunes, Kobo, Barnes & Noble and a few other less well-known platforms (Tolino, Inktera, 24Symbols just to name a few). Very recently, D2D partnered up with a company called Findaway Voices (FV). On their website, this is what they say about who they are:

Findaway Voices is a service designed specifically to help authors and publishers create professionally narrated audiobooks and sell them through the world’s largest network of audiobook sellers. Findaway Voices is not a publisher. We work for you, and you always own the rights to your works.

https://my.findawayvoices.comWell, already I like the sound of them. I signed up with them just this morning. When I signed into my D2D account, I was able to select Findaway Voices as a distribution partner. When you add a new book with FV, you get a questionnaire to answer to find out a little more about your book and to match the tone of your book to one of their narrators. Here are the questions I was asked:

  1. Fiction or non-fiction?
  2. How would you describe the dominant emotional tone of your book?
  3. Do you have any accent or gender preferences?
  4. How does your narrator’s voice sound to you?
  5. How would you describe the heat level (i.e., sexual content) of your book? Is it squeaky clean, suggestive but not explicit, a few spicy scenes, or steamy all the way through?
  6. Is there anything we should know about the main character(s) that would help inform the recommendations (i.e. history, life experiences, personality traits, etc.)?

I really liked this approach. It means that I’ll have a tailored selection of narrators being put forward for me to choose from. In around 5-7 business days, I’ll have a list of narrators that fit my books tone based on the answers I gave in the questionnaire. 

So far, it’s been a super simple process. I hope it continues in the same way. Stay tuned for further updates on my progress!

Wednesday, July 12, 2017

Friday, July 7, 2017

Dark Desire - Paperback Cover Reveal

Well, here it is! The full wrap for Dark Deceit. I'm currently working on the interior files for this book, and it will be available soon from major online retailers. Stay tuned for more details...


Sunday, June 25, 2017

Cover Reveal: Dark Devotion - e-book

Here's the new e-book cover for Dark Devotion, the final book in the Dark Trilogy. I hope you like it!


Blurb

The time of Odin is over.

The Aesir gods now live among the humans in their bustling modern cities. Their brutal dominion over the other beings of the Nine Worlds may have ended, but their actions have not been forgotten.

Beneath Rhys’s skin lies a legendary and feared beast. His daily struggle to contain the ruthless, cold-blooded creature sharing his body sees him edging closer to his breaking point. It’s the disappearance of his best friend which finally breaks him. An undeniable devotion sees him risking it all and striking up a reluctant friendship with the only god who knows the truth about his dark past. 

Will he succeed or will he condemn himself to a lifetime of imprisonment?

Thursday, June 22, 2017

Oz Comic Con Melbourne 2017 - Exclusive Deal



For those of you who don't know, I will be attending Oz Comic Con Melbourne this year! I'm so excited to be part of this great event, which is being held at Melbourne Convention and Entertainment Centre (MCEC) on July 1 & 2

I will be at table 91 in the Alley (see the floor plan below) 


AND I hope you'll stop by and see me because I have an exclusive deal available only at Oz Comic Con. You will be able to purchase the entire Dark Trilogy for only $30.00. Yep, you read that correctly - only $30. That's only $10 a book when they're normally $20 each. Of course, there will only be limited stock available so make sure you get in early!



There are so many TV and movie star guests going this year, including Jason Momoa, Alyson Hannigan, as well as some literary one - Queenie Chan, Isobelle Carmody, Shane W. Smith and Kylie Chan.

It's going to be an awesome weekend, and I can't wait. 

Need ticketS? Get there here:

http://www.ozcomiccon.com/tickets/

Hope to see you there!