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Audiobooks and Cover Reveals and Pre-Orders – Oh, My!

Interested in Audiobooks?

The most fun thing about writing is doing the audiobook version, and Foundations of Love was no different. You get to hear auditions from voice actors, and if you’re lucky, you find one that matches the voices of your characters perfectly.

We were really lucky!

Foundations of Love is now an audiobook that’s live on Amazon, Audible, and iTunes!  And we really think you’re going to like the narrator.  He really picked up on the subtle cues that we had for each character and ran with them.  His name is Ian Lockheart – remember that.  He’s agreed to narrate our complete Hart’s Square series!

If you want to pick up the audiobook version of Foundations of Love, you can find it here:

Amazon at this link
Audible at this link
iTunes Bookstore at this link

Cover Reveal & Pre-Order!

The next book in our Hart’s Square series is titled AI Think I Love You – and it’s a unique take on a romance book.  We went back and forth on the cover, but I think this one that we decided on came out perfect.  What about you?


You can click on the cover and it’ll take you over to Amazon where the book is available for pre-order!  The book will go live and be available on May 20th, so just eight short days away.  Or if you’re a member of Kindle Unlimited, this book will be part of KU starting on the 20th.  Here’s a little blurb from the book (which you can also click):

Joe Markarian was sick of every decision being made for him, so he got out from under his father’s thumb after college by joining the Air Force. He’s just about to re-enlist when he gets word that his estranged father is in the hospital, and needs his help.

Riley McCoy is a genius – just ask him – who’s been looking for love in all the wrong people. He has good friends, a niece he dotes on, and a sister who tolerates him, but he yearns for a love of his own. If only he didn’t keep moving too fast and scaring his partners off.

Joe and Riley are surprised to see each other at Markarian Scientific the morning after their unconventional first meeting. Joe’s taking care of his dad’s business, and Riley is the chief scientist in charge of the project. Will they be able to keep things professional, or will a snarky AI change their lives forever?

That’s it for now, friends!. Remember – keep reading, stay awesome, and be well!

So Many Updates!

Even though I’m working far too much in my non-writing life, and we have a puppy that is taking all of the rest of my time, I’ve still managed to get a few things completed in my writer’s life.

First off, of course, I published the second book in my Migration series, Migration: Knowledge.  It’s been for sale only on Amazon, and available on Kindle Unlimited.  But with that expiring today, the book has now been submitted to SmashWords!  And the nice thing about SmashWords is that it makes your book available at lots of other retailers, so it will be available soon on Apple Books, Kobo, and Barnes & Noble.

Second, because our schedules synced up so well, narrator Gary Noon and I were able to produce an audiobook for Migration: Knowledge as well.  You should be able to find it on Amazon, Audible, and Apple Books.

Finally, if you’re interested in listening to either audiobook, Migration: Beginnings or Migration: Knowledge – for free – then let me know!  I have promo codes available for each book.  All I ask is that if you would like the book, you consider leaving a review.  Reviews help authors out!

Time Waits for No Writer

So you know the old saying, “Time waits for no man” or whatever it is?  Yeah, it applies to writers.  Especially writers like me, who are mired in too much real life, and not enough writing.

I published Migration: Knowledge, the second book in my Migration series a few weeks ago, and it’s been mostly quiet.  I took advantage of the quiet to grab Gary Noon, who narrated Migration: Beginnings, and asked if he’d be willing to continue with the series.  I figured it might take a while, because life gets in the way for all of us.  But Gary was able to start sooner than I anticipated, and viola – finished between one blink and the next.  It was pretty amazing.

As a result, I was able to finalize the recording for Migration: Knowledge this afternoon, and it’s off to ACX/Audible for them to check.  Not only that, but we cleared the Audible deadline for audiobooks to make it in time for Christmas by a few days.  That warms the coal that in my writerly heart.

So if you’re like most people and are interested in audiobooks these days, how about the gift of a book for the winter holidays?  We’re almost there!

Migration: Beginnings – The Audiobook!

It took a bit of time to complete the whole process, but Migration: Beginnings is now available as an auidiobook!  If you’re interested, head on over to Audible to find it.

And if you’d like, ping me (email or Twitter), because I can give you a promo code to get the book at either a reduced price or for free (Audible just gives you the codes – I can’t tell how it actually works!).  They only work in the US or UK, so if you’re outside of one of these two countries, my apologies.

But I’m so glad it’s here!

Progress Is Being Made!

I’ve got a few projects on my plate, even though my plate is going to be full with more work than usual, if my part-time gig goes through.  But I’m going to keep writing and just keep things going!  I’m about halfway through the sequel to Migration: Beginnings, and am in the planning status for just about everything else that I’m going to write.  Keeping busy, as I’ve always said, is definitely a wonderful thing!

To go along with the second book, I’m in the process of turning Migration: Beginnings into an audiobook.  I’ve selected the narrator, and he’s already given me a sample of what the book sounds like.  I’m really digging it!  If you’re interested, you can listen to the sample here!