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Hi all:

Those of you who have been reading my blog for a while will remember that I have featured audiobooks before and also talked about the possibility of using ACX to create an audiobook version of your book (if you’re a writer. Or if you are a narrator you can also advertise your services there. See here my previous post).

Since I wrote that post, I’ve been lucky enough to have been picked up by Marie and Tim O’Dell at Red Rose audiobooks, and the fantastic Gwyn Olson has narrated my book. And now, is live!

I Love Your Cupcakes, audio with Gwyn Olson as narrator

I Love Your Cupcakes, audio with Gwyn Olson as narrator

A reminder of what the book is about:

Dulce, Adelfa and Storm, the protagonists of I Love Your Cupcakes are business partners, friends and share some “interesting” family connections. All the men Dulce meets only want to talk about her cakes and she’s tired of it. Her friend Adelfa, although she’s a Chemistry Professor, can’t manage to find the recipe for the perfect relationship. And Storm, the third of the partners of their bakery/coffee shop/bookshop/art gallery and ex-fire station, is an artist who is not a master in the art of love. How could they imagine that at the studio of the contest “Do You Have What it Takes to Be the Next Baking Star?” they’d find sexual harassment, cheats, fights and also love? Recipes included (only for cakes, not love!)

Tag line: I Love Your Cupcakes is a “sweet” romance, a virtual fantasy high in calories and a fun adventure. Dare to give it a bite!

Here the links:

In AUDIBLE (UK) AMAZON.COM    AMAZON.CO.UK     i-TUNES

You can get a sample at all the links mentioned but also here in Sound Cloud.

ACX always provides complimentary codes for Audible (although if you’ve never bought an audiobook through them, you have the first one FREE). At the time of writing this I have received codes for the Audible.co.uk site and have requested some for Audible.com (that I hope they send me. They have done in the past). If you’d liked to get one, please leave me a comment and I’ll need your e-mail address (normally WordPress provides that for people leaving comments, although it doesn’t always work). And I’d be very grateful if you found it in your heart to leave a review once you’ve heard it. And feel free to share this post with anybody who might be interested.

By the way, do you prefer this modified cover, or the original one?

I Love Your Cupcakes by Olga Núñez Miret. Cover by Lourdes Vidal

I Love Your Cupcakes by Olga Núñez Miret. Cover by Lourdes Vidal

And, this is especially for all of you BLOGGERS and REVIEWERS who blog about books and writing. I’ve mentioned before that now I’m a proud member of Rosie’s Book Review Team. Rosie and her collaborators have been exploring the use of HASHTAGS especially in Twitter, and now have a new tag for those of us who blog about books. It is: #TuesdayBookBlog.

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A bit more on the subject of tags, from Rosie’s mouth (or pen):

Most Twittering bloggers know about the benefits of ‘blog share’ days; it all started with Rachel Thompson and her fabulously successful #MondayBlogs.  Now, there is also #wwwblogs on Wednesday (Wednesday women writers), #SundayBlogShare, #ArchiveDay on Saturday, and probably others, too.

Since Rachel started #MondayBlogs, she’s been battling against people using it for book promotion; her view is that you have six other days of the week to promote your books, but #MondayBlogs is about the writing itself ~ in other words, blog posts about anything other than your book!  She now states that there should be no book promotion of any sort on #MondayBlogs, not even third party reviews, which is understandable as there are so many ways in which her guidelines can be abused.

Because there are so many avid readers, writers and book bloggers who understand the benefit of blog share days, Rosie Amber’s Book Review Team is introducing a new hashtag on Tuesdays, for book posts only: #TuesdayBookBlog.  The first day this will be used is Tuesday, November 3rd.

As anyone who starts a hashtag knows, the main difficulty involved is dealing with ‘hashtag abuse’ ~ tweeters who spot a popular hashtag and add it to any tweet, whether relevant or not.  We will do our best to limit this; please feel free to point someone in the right direction if you see this happening.

So what are the guidelines for #TuesdayBookBlog?

DO post:

Blog posts only!

Book reviews ~ either for your own books, or other people’s, or book reviews you’ve written on your blog.

Author Interviews ~ yours or others’.

Cover reveals ~ yours or others’.

Upcoming/new releases ~ yours or others.

Articles or guest posts about books/writers ~ you/yours or others’.

DO NOT post:

Anything that isn’t a blog post

Blog posts that aren’t about books/writers.

Porn.

Blatant promotion of an existing publication that isn’t a proper article – in other words, we don’t want to see a blog post that consists of nothing but the cover of your book, Amazon blurb and buy links.  This was one of the ways in which #MondayBlogs was abused, after people were told they couldn’t use the hashtag for tweets with Amazon links.

To get the most out of #TuesdayBookBlog:

Retweet others on the hashtag and spread the word.  Hashtags work best when you do your bit, too.

The power of Twitter is in the retweet, more than the tweet.  Hashtag retweets are never guaranteed, but do remember that the more you do, the more you are likely to get back.

We hope you will achieve good results from #TuesdayBookBlog, and look forward to seeing you there!

Thanks to Rosie for her hard work to promote books, thanks to the team behind the audio, and thanks to you all for reading. Remember to like, share, comment and if you want, CLICK. Ah, let me know if you’re interested in a code to download the audio, and don’t forget to use the tag #TuesdayBookBlog if appropriate. 

 

 

 

Hi all:

As you will remember I started doing a special post featuring audiobooks a few months back. And my first post was dedicated to Pauline Baird Jones, as I was impressed by the variety of her writing and the amount of books she had available in all formats, but particularly in audiobooks.

Author Pauline Baird-Jones. Don't mess with her!

Author Pauline Baird-Jones. Don’t mess with her!

Just in case you missed the first post, this is the link:

https://olganm.wordpress.com/2015/01/09/do-you-like-audiobooks-try-pauline-baird-joness/

I told you then that one post wasn’t enough to bring you all her audiobooks, and I would be back with more. When I was checking to create this post I realised that not even two post would be sufficient, so I might come back with a third one in the future (one more focused on the sci-fi side of things). But first, some more intrigue and a bit of love…

Relatively Risky by PBJ

Relatively Risky: The Big Uneasy

by Pauline Baird Jones (Author), Kevin Scollin (Narrator)

When an aspiring illustrator attracts the attention of a New Orleans mob family, and secrets long hidden are unearthed from the past, a handsome homicide detective may be her only chance of surviving the Big Easy.

The oldest of thirteen, Alex Baker does two things: he solves murders and avoids children. Until the day Nell Whitby foils a carjacking, knocks Alex off his feet and turns his life upside down. When the shots start flying and every rock he turns over reveals another wise guy, Alex decides he needs to stick close to the quirky yet captivating children’s book author while he discovers who is behind a series of mob hits. But can he resist the urge to kiss the kid magnet now in the crosshairs?

A relative newcomer to New Orleans – with no family but her college friend Sarah – Nell spends her days in seeming obscurity, sketching tourists in the French Quarter and serving canapes for Sarah’s catering business. When a chance encounter makes Nell the target of a mob hit, the only silver lining is meeting the cute cop who is determined to protect her. But when she finds herself at the head of a second line made up of goons and gangsters, and secrets start bubbling up out of her own past, Nell must figure out what she’s made of so she can live long enough to kiss the cop again.

http://www.amazon.co.uk/Relatively-Risky-Big-Uneasy-Unabridged/dp/B00DU55TP8/

http://www.amazon.com/Relatively-Risky-The-Big-Uneasy/dp/B00DTV9O72/

 

Family Treed by Pauline Baird Jones

Family Treed by Pauline Baird Jones

Family Treed: The Big Uneasy Volume 1.5 (Unabridged) [Audio Download]

by Pauline Baird Jones (Author), Leah Frederick (Narrator)

“Family Treed” is 1.5 in my Big Uneasy series. This short story is my amuse bouche, a taste, a quick bite for my readers, a chance to check in on Nell and Alex (from Relatively Risky).

Nell’s not sure why the mob wants to have dinner with her. She is sure she wants a cop at her side.

Alex wouldn’t let Nell dine with the mob without him, despite much unease from his many siblings.

But as the dark and stormy night’s dinner progresses, Nell wonders if she’s putting Alex’s life in danger.

Can they survive dinner with the killing cousins?

This short story is about 13,000 words or 33 printed pages.

http://www.amazon.co.uk/Family-Treed-Big-Uneasy-Unabridged/dp/B00KR4TZBO/

http://www.amazon.com/Family-Treed-Big-Uneasy-1-5/dp/B00KSBTYO4/

 

Out of Time by Pauline Baird Jones

Out of Time by Pauline Baird Jones

Out of Time

by Pauline Baird Jones (Author), Becky Boyd (Narrator)

What happens when a 21st century woman on a mission to change the past meets a thoroughly 1940s man trying to stay alive in the hellish skies over war-torn Europe?

Melanie ‘Mel’ Morton is an adventure reporter, who lost her grandfather in World War II. Enter Jack Hamilton, sexy octogenarian, genius/scientist, and former WWII bomber pilot. What he tells Mel sends her on the craziest adventure yet – straight into the past. All Mel has to do is outmaneuver the entire German army and not fall in love with Jack.

Eluding the Germans will be the easy part….

http://www.amazon.co.uk/Out-of-Time-Unabridged/dp/B00AQK7MH8/

http://www.amazon.com/Out-of-Time/dp/B00AQD9S2W/

Do Wah Diddy Die by Pauline Baird Jones

Do Wah Diddy Die by Pauline Baird Jones

 

Do Wah Diddy Die 

by Pauline Baird Jones (Author), Lucinda Gainey (Narrator)

Luci Seymour, sexy and free spirited, returns to steamy New Orleans in search of the father she’s never met. She finds murder, mayhem, love, and adventure when her timing puts her directly in the sights of an elderly hit-couple and a con man’s last scam.

http://www.amazon.co.uk/Do-Wah-Diddy-Die-Unabridged/dp/B00APT3HMY/

http://www.amazon.com/Do-Wah-Diddy-Die/dp/B00APPY07E/

 

Mystery Collection by Pauline Baird Jones

Mystery Collection by Pauline Baird Jones

Mystery Collection 

by Pauline Baird Jones (Author), Lucinda Gainey (Narrator)

This collection contains two stories involving the characters from Do Wah Diddy Die and one stand alone short that was originally published in an anthology.

“Do Wah Diddy Dead:” If Miss Weena can put off dying to solve Miss Gracie’s murder, then Luci can’t play the pregnancy card to get out of playing her sidekick. It’s not like it will be dangerous. Afterall, Miss Gracie has been dead for decades…

“Do Wah Diddy Die Already:” Luci Seymour is out of the murder business and in the mom/wife/B&B business. Until the morning she sees a body in the new freezer. But when she goes to call in her homicide detective husband, she sees the dead guy walk in the front door. Not dead… Not even chilly…

“Deleting Dennis:” Capri Hinkenlooper thought her name – and Monday mornings – were the worst things in her life, but then her fellow editor, and all around slimy guy, gets deleted with her letter opener. On the upside, the two homicide detectives investigating the murder are seriously cute…

http://www.amazon.co.uk/Mystery-Collection-Unabridged/dp/B00DL4TK7G/

http://www.amazon.com/Mystery-Collection/dp/B00DL6VU68/

The Spy Who Kissed Me by Pauline Baird Jones

The Spy Who Kissed Me by Pauline Baird Jones

The Spy Who Kissed Me (Unabridged) 

by Pauline Baird Jones (Author), Leah Frederick (Narrator)

Isabel ‘Stan’ Stanley’s mother has been hoping a man would fall in Stan’s lap. But when a handsome spy dives through the sunroof of her car in a hail of bullets, Stan’s sure this wasn’t what momma had in mind.

Bad guys beware. Stan’s packing a glue gun and she knows how to use it. Sort of.

http://www.amazon.co.uk/Spy-Who-Kissed-Me-Unabridged/dp/B00B4EHZUO/

http://www.amazon.com/The-Spy-Who-Kissed-Me/dp/B00B47H6TG/

 

Dangerous Dance by Pauline Baird Jones

A Dangerous Dance by Pauline Baird Jones

A Dangerous Dance (Unabridged)

by Pauline Baird Jones (Author), Kelly Klaas (Narrator)

Dorothy returns to Oz for a dangerous dance….

His whole career, Remy Mistral has fought for reform in a state where corruption is an art form. Now is his chance to quit talking about reform and make his move to change things, but two things stand in his way. One is a woman; the other a killer.

http://www.amazon.co.uk/A-Dangerous-Dance-Unabridged/dp/B00AQSERSM/

http://www.amazon.com/A-Dangerous-Dance/dp/B00AQLFKXK/

And Romances:

Take a Chance on Me by Pauline Baird Jone

Take a Chance on Me by Pauline Baird Jone

Take a Chance on Me: A Romance Collection 

by Pauline Baird Jones (Author), Leah Frederick (Narrator)

This collection includes:

“Second Chance for the Sheik” – Ellie fell in love with the son of a sheik and he broke her heart. Now he’s back, but it’s not just her heart at risk this time… (Formerly “Son of a Sheik”, Romance Collection, L&L Dreamspell)

“Give Love a Chance” – A Trapini and a Maloney have as much chance of getting together as a Hatfield or McCoy. But the heart wants what the heart wants… (Formerly “Getting a Clue”, Romance Collection, L&L Dreamspell)

“Chance Encounter” – What if you meet the right man at the wrong time? Lily was engaged and Theo was a stranger. Only, he didn’t feel like a stranger… (Formerly “Sunbeam”, Romance Collection, L&L Dreamspell)

“Last Chance for Love” – For Ric Hamilton, business came first, until he saw his beautiful PA dance the samba. And suddenly his first order of business was capturing his PA’s heart… (Formerly “Dance with Me”, Romance Collection, L&L Dreamspell)

http://www.amazon.co.uk/Take-Chance-Me-Collection-Unabridged/dp/B00NERJLP6/

http://www.amazon.com/Take-Chance-Me-Romance-Collection/dp/B00NFV922I/

 

Let's Fall in Love (A Romance Collection) by Pauline Baird Jones

Let’s Fall in Love (A Romance Collection) by Pauline Baird Jones

Let’s Fall in Love: A Romance Collection (Unabridged) [Audio Download]

by Pauline Baird Jones (Author), Kamryn Russell (Narrator)

An all-new short story and three previously released short romance stories. This collection includes “Let’s Fall in Love”, “Falling for her Alien”, “Almost Over You”, and “Wanting Willa”.

http://www.amazon.co.uk/Lets-Fall-Love-Collection-Unabridged/dp/B00LMXGZWQ/

http://www.amazon.com/Lets-Fall-Love-Romance-Collection/dp/B00LMLSUY4/

As I was saying this is only a sample, and if you don’t believe me, I invite you to visit Pauline’s Amazon page:

http://www.amazon.co.uk/Pauline-Baird-Jones/e/B000APFS0M/

Thanks to Pauline Baird Jone for this amazing collection of audios,  thanks to all of you for reading, and you know what to do, like, comment, share, and of course, CLICK! And remember, if you’re new to Audible, the first audiobook is free!

Hi all:

You’ll remember that last month, after some posts about audiobooks I decided to try and feature them once a month in my blog. Although we’ll come back to the rest of Pauline’s audiobooks (people were very taken with her stories), I thought I’d bring you something quite different, for those of you interested in memoirs and true stories. I’ve heard lots of good things about this book (by all descriptions is a hard read, but some things must be said and talked about, no matter how hard) and I knew you’d be interested. Here is Taylor Fulks and her book My Prison Without Bars.

My Prison Without Bars by Taylor Fulks

My Prison Without Bars by Taylor Fulks

My Prison Without Bars: The Journey of a Damaged Woman to Someplace Normal [Audible Audio Edition]

by Taylor Evan Fulks (Author), Em Eldridge (Narrator)

My Prison without Bars: The Journey Of A Damaged Woman To Someplace Normal is a novel based on a true story…Taylor’s story. My Prison without Bars is a courageous and harrowing journey through the catacombs of hell, from the mind and voice of a little girl, living with her own monster underneath her bed. Written in first person, this novel is not a memoir, but more a psychological thriller based on true events; chronicling one woman’s attempt to claw her way out of the darkness of Child Sexual Abuse, while struggling to find normal, in a not-so-normal world. It is poignant, dark and graphic; not for the faint of heart. This novel will make you feel… *Warning* this novel is graphic and disturbing. It may trigger csa victims. It is intended for 18+ readers.

Here I decided to leave you a couple of reviews that you might find illuminating:

5 Stars Deneale’s Book Buzz

ByDeneale K. Williams “Deneale”on October 25, 2014

Format: Kindle Edition

When I went to Taylor about reviewing her book, she warned me about it first. Giving me an escape: should I want or need one. I assured her I didn’t, and decided to read it, and also found a real soul Sister along the way as well.

Through out Twitter, as well as email, Taylor and I chatted as I read. We opened up to one another and found a lot of similarities. But, that’s not what you’re here for is it?

This book is eye opening. I have underwent so many emotions as I read, I couldn’t keep up with myself. If anyone had been watching me read, they would’ve thought I was insane. Not only do I read abundantly faster then most, I talk to myself out loud. Especially when characters um…. (How to word this professionally) irritate me. I was laughing at her word choices: “ass crack of dawn” and the fact that Taylor speaks just how she would in person as she does in this book. She holds back nothing. You can tell, your opinion, my opinion? It doesn’t matter. She just wants to teach others not to suffer as she has, to learn from her mistakes; (not that the mistakes were hers in the first place!) I also feel, that as Taylor wrote this, somehow she was hoping; like a journal “God willing” maybe it would or could help her to move on. Whether it has or not, only Taylor knows.

Taylor is a survivor. Whether or not her Mother truly even “wanted” her as a Child, only God and her Mother know, but with these words and life lessons that Taylor has and had endured, it shows us: she survived and so can we! She went through terrible things, many of them. Always surviving and striving to succeed.

In the end, at the very last chapter and the Epilogue I was crying profusely. Before that, I was dumbfounded to learn that all along, her Mother knew she was being raped and molested. In so many ways, I found it hard to contain my anger and upset with the “people” who had been in Taylor’s life.

I will tell you this: I do give the book five stars. I wish I could give it more. It was a deep and painful read. But very close to my heart. And I am truly grateful that Taylor Fulks was born and is alive today to educate us and share with us, so that others will stand up and speak out against their attackers, even if they are: “family!” Family or not, that is not love!

To Taylor: You have survived for reasons and sharing your story was and is one of them, to teach others that where there is a will~there is a way.

5 STARS WHAT A TERRIBLE AND YET WONDERFUL STORY

By WILMA CONLEYon October 9, 2014

Format: Kindle EditionVerified Purchase

MY PRISON WITHOUT BARS by author Taylor Fulks is a *****5 Star “or more” read.

Taylor Fulks bares her heart and soul here readers!!

She is an excellent writer able to take you to the depths of despair, and the heights of joy.

What a story!! I am at a loss for words.

What a woman!! Please read MY PRISON WITHOUT BARS.

You will not view the world as you did before this experience.

Thank you so. Much Taylor Fulks. Job very well done!!

http://www.amazon.com/My-Prison-Without-Bars-Someplace/dp/B00PCSR1Z2/

Just in case you prefer the Kindle Edition:

http://www.amazon.com/My-Prison-Without-Bars-Someplace-ebook/dp/B00AKKMDIM/

Author Taylor Fulks

Author Taylor Fulks

Here a little bit about Taylor Fulks and her Amazon page:

Taylor Evan Fulks is a native Texan transplanted years ago to southern Ohio, on the banks of the Ohio River. She is a wife, a mother of two “almost grown” daughters, and does open heart surgery to help pay the bills. Always an avid story-teller, Taylor decided to put her pad and pen where her mouth is. “My Prison Without Bars” is her debut novel. Her writing genre of choice is mystery/romance. Even though her debut novel doesn’t fall into that category, she felt compelled to start with this one, find peace, and put it on the shelf.

http://www.amazon.com/Taylor-Evan-Fulks/e/B00ACWUKM4/

Thanks so much to Taylor Fulks for sharing her book with us, thanks to all of you for reading, and please, like, share, comment, and of course CLICK!

Hola a todos:

Como sabéis los que lleváis leyéndome algún tiempo, el año pasado publiqué mi primer audiolibro en inglés Escaping Psychiatry y hace poco decidí probar a convertir algunos de mis otros libros a formato audio y compartí un post sobre ACX y cómo funciona. Esto me dio la oportunidad de hablar con otros autores y todos comentamos como no parece que haya tantos lugares para compartir información sobre audios como hay para otros formatos. Y se me ocurrió dedicar un post cada mes (si hay la suficiente demanda) a traer audiolibros a mi blog.

Para empezar, os traigo la obra de Luís Hernanz Burrezo ‘El evangelio del traidor’. El autor ha dado voz a su propia obra, así que si queréis oírla en boca del creador, ésta es vuestra oportunidad.

El evangelio del traidor de Luís Hernanz Burrezo

El evangelio del traidor de Luís Hernanz Burrezo

“Nada vi de lo que conté…”  ¿Puede una traición cambiar el mundo?

Acompaña a Marco Marcio, Markos, un duro centurión de la Legión X, a través de un viaje repleto de peligros, aventuras y pasiones imposibles, hacia la entraña misma de los misterios gnósticos y el corazón del cristianismo primitivo. Vive con él, y con el resto de los personajes de “El Evangelio del Traidor”, los hechos, terribles y enigmáticos que precipitaron la redacción del evangelio más determinante para los cristianos y la iglesia romana.

 

Recorre los caminos del desierto de Galilea; adéntrate en las simas prohibidas de la cueva del Q´mrán; asalta las imponentes murallas de Jerusalén; descubre la legendaria biblioteca de Alejandría; traza, con la quilla de un gauloi, los caminos secretos del antiguo Mare Nostrum; escapa de la sombra tenebrosa de los druidas de la isla de Mona; se el guardián de la palabra de Jesús el “Nazoreno” y de Pablo de Tarso y el único conocedor del secreto de un inmenso tesoro que no existe pero que todos buscan; … y acaba en Roma. Siempre Roma. Donde la lucha por el poder y los cuchillos en la oscuridad dibujarán los últimos trazos del laberinto final.

Descárgate gratis el primer capítulo, “A modo de Epílogo”, en la web http://elevangeliodeltraidor.com/index.php/el-libro/introduccion/

http://www.amazon.com/Evangelio-del-Traidor-Gospel-Traitor/dp/B00DY9LUY4/

Muchas gracias a Luís por su audio, gracias a vosotros por leer, y ya sabéis, dadle al me gusta, comentad, compartid y haced CLIC! Ah, y si sois autores con libros en audio, dejadme un comentario y os añadiré a mi lista. Y recordad que si no habéis probado nunca Audible, podéis descargar un audiobook gratis en período de prueba. Los audiolibros no están siempre disponibles en todas las tiendas de Amazon.

Hi all:

As all of you who’ve been reading me for a while know well, I published my first audiobook last year (Escaping Psychiatry) and I’m hoping to get some of my other books into audio format. I published a post about ACX and thanks to that post I got chatting with other authors who’re also trying the route of the audiobook. We all noticed that there seem to be few outlets for advertising or exchanging information on audiobooks and it got me thinking. I decided to try and do regular posts on audiobooks, once a month, and see if I could build up a network of bloggers, authors and readers/listeners.

Pauline Baird-Jones is one of the authors who commented on my post and I decided to check her out. By sheer volume of audiobooks and because she and her books sound thoroughly amazing, I thought she would feature as my first guest. As she has so many of her books in audio, I’ve decided to do two posts.

First, a bit about her:

Author Pauline Baird-Jones

Author Pauline Baird-Jones

Pauline Baird Jones had a tough time with reality from the get-go. After “schooling” from four, yes FOUR brothers, she knew that some people needed love and others needed shooting. Pauline figured she could do both. Romantic suspense was the logical starting point, but there were more worlds to explore, more rules to break and minds to bend. She grabbed her pocket watch and time travel device and dove through the wormhole into the world of science fiction and even some Steampunk.

Now she wanders among the genres, trying a little of this and a lot of that, rampaging through her characters’ lives like Godzilla because she does love her peril (when it’s not happening to her). Never fear, she gives her characters happy endings. Well, the good characters. The bad ones get justice.

Pauline just released her 13th novel, Relatively Risky. She’s not superstitious about it, well, maybe a little. But the whole loving/killing thing that needs to be done? Doing it fictionally is just better for everyone. And for Pauline, who hates the thought of getting strip searched and jailed. Ahem.

Author Pauline Baird-Jones. Don't mess with her!

Author Pauline Baird-Jones. Don’t mess with her!

This is her Amazon page, so you can check all her other books:

http://www.amazon.com/Pauline-Baird-Jones/e/B000APFS0M/ref=sr_ntt_srch_lnk_1?qid=1419594812&sr=8-1

I decided to bring you her series of The Lonesome Lawman series plus a bonus, today.

The Last Enemy (Unabridged) [Audio Download] by Pauline Baird Jones (Author), Kevin Scollin (Narrator)

The Last Enemy (Unabridged) [Audio Download]
by Pauline Baird Jones (Author), Kevin Scollin (Narrator)

The Last Enemy (Unabridged) [Audio Download]

by Pauline Baird Jones (Author), Kevin Scollin (Narrator)

A lawman rescues a romance writer, but can she rescue his heart?

Two men need her. One needs her dead.

Author Dani Gwynne must plot her own survival, working against time, terror and her fear of heights. Deputy US Marshal Matthew Kirby is the lawman in charge of finding Dani-before she’s killed by elusive killer who has never missed his mark…until now. With the clock ticking down on their macabre game of hide and seek, Dani must defeat a killer who won’t stop until he gets what he wants. Or he destroys them all trying…

http://www.amazon.co.uk/The-Last-Enemy-Unabridged/dp/B00AQSEM4G/

http://www.amazon.com/The-Last-Enemy/dp/B00AQNBK8C/

Byte Me (Unabridged) [Audio Download] by Pauline Baird Jones (Author), Wyntner Woody (Narrator)

Byte Me (Unabridged) [Audio Download]
by Pauline Baird Jones (Author), Wyntner Woody (Narrator)

Byte Me (Unabridged) [Audio Download]

by Pauline Baird Jones (Author), Wyntner Woody (Narrator)

A lawman meets his perfect match. Too bad she’s a high tech thief… Deputy US Marshal Jake Kirby is a top tracker, who always gets his fugitive. Now he’s hot on the trail of a gang of cyberthieves with an unusual agenda. That trail takes him to Colorado and a country and western bar managed by the sexy, mysterious Phoebe Mentel. Instant attraction quickly complicates this high tech chess game between two people who don’t know how to lose and are afraid to fall in love.

http://www.amazon.co.uk/Byte-Me-Unabridged/dp/B00AAZI7YG/

http://www.amazon.com/Byte-Me/dp/B00AB2PUQQ/

Missing You: Lonesome Lawmen, Book 3 (Unabridged) [Audio Download] by Pauline Baird Jones (Author), George Kuch (Narrator)

Missing You: Lonesome Lawmen, Book 3 (Unabridged) [Audio Download]
by Pauline Baird Jones (Author), George Kuch (Narrator)

Missing You: Lonesome Lawmen, Book 3 (Unabridged) [Audio Download]

by Pauline Baird Jones (Author), George Kuch (Narrator)

A lonely lawman finds love again. If only she could remember her name…. Denver Homicide detective Luke Kirby is looking for some peace and quiet when he heads up to the family cabin in the mountains. Instead he finds trouble. A beautiful and mysterious woman has taken refuge in his cabin as a storm moves in. She’s lost her memory but not the trouble on her trail. While Luke tries to help her figure out who she is, his brothers arrive in town, needing his help with a murder and a missing secret military project. Now the brothers Kirby must join forces when she disappears….

This is the third book in the Lonesome Lawmen series, which includes The Last Enemy, Byte Me, Missing You, and Lonesome Mama.

http://www.amazon.co.uk/Missing-You-Lonesome-Lawmen-Unabridged/dp/B00B0JMYK4/

http://www.amazon.com/Missing-You-Lonesome-Lawmen-Book/dp/B00B0HYKTO/

Lonesome Mama (Unabridged) [Audio Download] by Pauline Baird Jones (Author), Andrea C. Missias (Narrator)

Lonesome Mama (Unabridged) [Audio Download]
by Pauline Baird Jones (Author), Andrea C. Missias (Narrator)

Lonesome Mama (Unabridged) [Audio Download]

by Pauline Baird Jones (Author), Andrea C. Missias (Narrator)

Debra Kirby’s boys aren’t lonesome anymore, and now the longtime widow finds herself pining for a bit of adventure and romance in her life. When Donovan Kincaid offers a plane ride to a friend’s wedding, neither of them expect trouble, but that’s just what they get. Now the “lonesome mama” is having her own adventure and her own romance – if she can survive.

This is a concluding, bonus story for my Lonesome Lawmen series, that includes: The Last Enemy, Byte Me, and Missing You.

http://www.amazon.co.uk/Lonesome-Mama-Unabridged/dp/B00AFDF2QO/

http://www.amazon.com/Lonesome-Mama/dp/B00AF57SQ4/

And a bonus:

Project Enterprise: The Short Stories (Unabridged) [Audio Download] by Pauline Baird Jones (Author), Lisa Meadows (Narrator)

Project Enterprise: The Short Stories (Unabridged) [Audio Download]
by Pauline Baird Jones (Author), Lisa Meadows (Narrator)

Project Enterprise: The Short Stories (Unabridged) [Audio Download]

by Pauline Baird Jones (Author), Lisa Meadows (Narrator)

Men in Jeans: Richard Daniels thinks life can’t any stranger working at Area 51until he gets assigned to find out where a Houston area SF writer gets the ideas for her books. Should be an easy assignment-if it weren’t for the dead guy in her back yard and the non-business related ideas she’s giving him.

Steam Time: The man formerly known as Tobias Smith hadn’t planned to ride along with Dr. Everly and his Medicine Show. Grifters gave him a pain their elixirs couldn’t heal. But he was headed to Marfa, too. And Everly’s son turned out to be a really a fine looking damsel-one in distress when the ghost lights of Marfa bump them into an alternate reality complete with an automaton gang and airships. Could he be the good guy? Be the hero, save the day and get the girl?

http://www.amazon.co.uk/Project-Enterprise-Short-Stories-Unabridged/dp/B00B28JGTA/

http://www.amazon.com/Project-Enterprise-The-Short-Stories/dp/B00B22K41A/

Thanks so much to Pauline for her wonderful audio-books (and will have her back with her other audios), thanks to all of you for reading, and you know, if you’re interested, like, share, comment, and CLICK! Ah, and you’re an author with books in audio format, leave a comment or connect with me anywhere and I’ll add you to the list! And remember if you’ve never used audible before, you can get one audiobook free as part of the trial.

Hola a todos:

Como recordaréis hace unos meses os comenté que uno de mis libros en inglés Escaping Psychiatry (Una vez psiquiatra en versión española) estaba por fin a la venta en audio.

Escaping Psychiatry audio. Cover by Ernesto Valdés, narration by Alan Cooke

Escaping Psychiatry audio. Portada de Ernesto Valdés, narración de Alan Cooke

La historia de cómo creé este audio es un poco especial. Lo cierto es que no sé que os parecen los audios a vosotros. Yo en mi vida he escuchado unos cuantos, tanto de ficción como de otros temas, varios educacionales, y aunque me han parecido interesantes, me gusta mucho  leer así que…

Hace un tiempo hay muchos artículos sobre los audios, diciendo que representan el futuro (no sé), que el mercado no está tan saturado como de libros (en papel y electrónicos. Eso es cierto). Yo me metí en eso porque conocí a Alan Cooke a través de Facebook. Él es un actor, escritor y director que ha ganado un Emmy, y que se dedica, entre otras cosas, a crear y compartir versiones en audio de sus propios libros y de obras muy conocidas, que me encantan. Una autora y buena amiga mía, Martie Preller, acababa de publicar una colección de relatos The Seventh Sheep (sería la Séptima Oveja, si lo que contáis al iros a dormir son ovejas, o corderos, como queráis) y me pareció que quedarían muy bien en audio. Le encargué a Alan que le pusiera voz a uno (el que da título a la historia) y me gustó tanto que lo hizo a todos. A Martie le encantaron también, y me entró la curiosidad por oir la versión en audio de una de las historias de Una vez psiquiatra que estaba preparando para publicación. Y naturalmente, al final no nos paramos en una historia e hicimos todo el libro. (Por cierto, si os gustan las historias en inglés, las de The Seventh Sheep no están a la venta por dificultades técnicas pero las podéis escuchar en el blog de Martie, aquí).

Distribuir un libro en audio no es tan fácil como un libro electrónico. En aquella época (y creo que no ha cambiado mucho) ACX (hoy en día una empresa de Amazon) era la que se dedicaba a distribuir a las compañías más importantes (Amazon y i-Tunes de Apple). Pero si no eras residente en los Estados Unidos o tenías una cuenta bancaria allí, por cuestiones de impuestos no podías distribuir tu propio audio. Podías crear uno a través de sus servicios, pero a mí que ya había pagado el mío, no me servía esa opción. Les envié un correo y me contestaron que planeaban expanderse y que me tendrían al tanto. Y efectivamente, en Abril de este año me informaron de que aceptaban proyectos del Reino Unido. El proceso fue de lo más simple, ya que habíamos seguido los pasos que recomiendan para la creación de un audio, y ni siquiera hace falta crear una cuenta específica si ya tienes cuenta con Amazon.

Aquí os dejo los enlaces por si os apetece echarle un vistazo:

En Amazon:

http://bit.ly/1rMoqtz

En i-Tunes:

http://bit.ly/1rU3KSG

Por si os apetece escuchar una muestra, aquí os dejo el enlace a un video con un fragmento de narración de la primer historia ‘Cannon Fodder’ (Carne de cañón):

http://youtu.be/oZyVpOdgqtc

Las ventas…No he roto ningún record del Guinness, pero considerando que lo he promocionado poco y que solo está a la venta desde Junio, ha vendido más que el libro en otros formatos, aunque como los demás las ventas suben y bajan.

Con respecto a las promociones, no hay opción como en KDP a darlo gratuito (es costoso enviar ficheros tan gordos) pero sí que Audible envía una serie de códigos de regalo (normalmente 25, y cuando yo los pedí me enviaron 25 para .com y 25 para .co.uk) que podéis usar para promocionar. Y si alguien no es cliente de Audible, el primer audio les sale gratuíto (y si tenéis la suerte de ser el autor de uno de estos libros os dan un  bono de $50. De momento solo me ha pasado una vez, pero se todo se agradece).

En ACX, aparte de poder subir un audio que hayáis creado vosotros mismos (y mucha gente hace sus propias narraciones. Hay muchos consejos sobre cómo hacerlo, pero sobre todo os recomiendo que sigáis las pautas que ellos recomiendan para no tener problemas luego), también podéis buscar un narrador y/o productor y crear vuestro proyecto con ellos, y también tenéis la opción de ofrecer vuestro libro como proyecto de audio para narradores y productores a los que le pueda interesar, a cambio de la mitad de las regalías (o derechos de autor).

He decidido probar suerte con mi novela I Love Your Cupcakes (Me encantan tus cupcakes). Así que si conocéis a algún (preferentemente alguna) narrador/a o productor/a a quién le pueda interesar, o me podéis recomendar a alguien, ya lo sabéis.  Os dejo el enlace al proyecto, por si acaso:

I Love Your Cupcakes (Me encantan tus cupcakes) de Olga Núñez Miret. Portada de Lourdes Vidal

I Love Your Cupcakes (Me encantan tus cupcakes) de Olga Núñez Miret. Portada de Lourdes Vidal

https://www.acx.com/titleview/A2NCGYHKZ0DC0S

¡Gracias por leer, y si os ha interesado, ya sabéis, dadle al me gusta, comentad, compartid, y haced CLIC! Y si conocéis a alguien, pasadle al información. (Y si se os da bien el inglés y os apetece uno de los audios de regalo…pues decídmelo).

Hi all:

I don’t know what you think about audiobooks. Over the years I’ve listened to some, fiction and non-fiction but probably love reading so much that I’d miss it. But the best audiobooks can be amazing.

I have had one of my books turned into an audiobook. Escaping Psychiatry.

 

Escaping Psychiatry audio. Cover by Ernesto Valdés, narration by Alan Cooke

Escaping Psychiatry audio. Cover by Ernesto Valdés, narration by Alan Cooke

The process how it became an audio was not your usual way (this being me). I met Alan Cooke, an Emmy Award winning writer, actor and director, through Facebook, and became fascinated by his work, films, videos, and also his readings and audios, both of his own books and of well-known stories. Another writer and good friend of mine, Martie Preller, had published a book of short tales/stories, The Seventh Sheep, and I thought they would sound fantastic narrated by Alan. It first started with one of the stories, but I liked it so much that as a surprise, I got the four stories done for her. The results were amazing although due to technical difficulties (and the peculiarities of the system) it is not on sale as an audio. But you can listen to them in Martie’s blog, here.  Then I thought I’d like to have one of the stories of Escaping Psychiatry in audio format, and one thing let to another.

One of the difficulties at that time was that ACX (now owned by Amazon) was the main option to distribute audios to the big players, including Amazon and Apple’s i-Tunes. And unfortunately you needed to be a resident in the US (for tax reasons) to be able to distribute your audio through ACX. And I wasn’t. I queried this, and in April this year they e-mailed me to let me know that now residents in the UK could also use their services, and I did. Having followed their instructions into how to record the audio, downloading it wasn’t a problem and it all went pretty smoothly. (You don’t even need to have a separate account with ACX if you already have one with Amazon.)

Here are the links in Amazon:

http://bit.ly/1rMoqtz

And i-Tunes:

http://bit.ly/1rU3KSG

Just in case you fancy a sample, this is a video I created sharing some of the narration of the first story:

http://youtu.be/oZyVpOdgqtc

Most of the posts about audiobooks suggest they are up and coming, they are going to boom soon, and the market is not as saturated as it is for either paper or e-books. Yet.

Although you don’t have access to promotions KDP style, and the prices are higher due to technical constraints, Audible sends you up to 25 free codes (in my case I got some for .com and .co.uk) that you can use to promote the audio, and if somebody is not already an Audible Client, they get the first audiobook free (and you have a bonus if this happens with one of your audios, or $50).

What has my audiobook done so far? Well, I can’t say it’s been a roaring success, although it has sold more (especially considering that I haven’t promoted it much and it has only been on sale from June) than the actual book, and I got one of the bonus sales. The sales pattern seems similar to standard books. It peaks when it is new on sale and then it goes down.

In the case of my audiobook I got it done and paid for it myself. You can do the same through ACX too, rather than having to find your own by your own means. But ACX offers  you the chance of posting your book as a project and then partnering with a narrator/producer, and splitting up the royalties. That shares both the risks and the benefits. Of course, depending on the interest generated you might get many offers or not.

I’ve decided to give it a go, and here is my project for I Love Your Cupcakes.

I Love Your Cupcakes by Olga Núñez Miret. Cover by Lourdes Vidal

I Love Your Cupcakes by Olga Núñez Miret. Cover by Lourdes Vidal

https://www.acx.com/titleview/AJXZ5XZSZ0XTH

If you know any voice artists, narrators or producers who might be interested (or you do narrations), or you can recommend somebody, let me know!

Ah, and I still have some of the free codes for my Escaping Psychiatry audio, so if you’d like one…just ask. If many people are interested…I’ll think of something!

Hi all:

You’ll remember on Tuesday I was telling you about the audio version of my book ‘Escaping Psychiatry’.  Due to my personal interest in the topic of Audiobooks I’ve been talking to other authors and reading information about it wherever I could. Marsha Roberts is one of the authors of the group ASMSG that I mention quite often (and I also belong to). She has also recently published her very successful book ‘Confessions of an Instinctively Mutinous Baby Boomer: And Her Parable of the Tomato Plant‘ (What a title, eh?) in audiobook format, narrated by the fabulous Della Cole, an actress Marsha and her husband and fellow-author Bob Rector know quite well. As I’ve never brought you her book before, I thought I’d take the chance to introduce you to it. And to Marsha.

Author Marsha Roberts

Author Marsha Roberts

Biography

After years of producing Corporate Theater for clients such as IBM and Coca-Cola, Marsha Roberts developed, produced and marketed Letters From The Front, the only professional theatrical production to tour military bases around the world. This heartfelt show touched hundreds of thousands of lives, toured stateside and abroad for fifteen years, was the first play ever to perform at the Pentagon and became known as The World’s Most Decorated Play.

The daunting process of getting this never-been-done-before production off the ground and onto a worldwide stage gave her a keen awareness of what it takes to overcome life’s obstacles and find the miraculous in the commonplace. She shares many of her experiences in her inspirational memoir “Confessions of an Instinctively Mutinous Baby Boomer and her Parable of the Tomato Plant” which Kirkus Reviews says is “An optimistic look at the magic of life.”

Confessions of an instinctively Mutinous Baby Boomer audio

Confessions of an instinctively Mutinous Baby Boomer audio

“Anyone who has wondered whether God or miracles are possible in our lifetime will want to read this uplifting book.” ~ Anne Holmes, CEO Natl. Assoc. of Baby Boomer Women

Confessions belongs on the nightstand. When hope is not at hand, it can be.”
~ Dianne Harman, Author

“You feel after reading that the writer is now your friend and you know her so well! Fantastic.” ~ Duncan Whitehead, Author

“So entertaining and full of faith, I had tears streaming down my face… only to find myself laughing a few pages further.” ~ Simon Okill, Author

 

An optimistic look at the magic of life.” — Kirkus Reviews

Goodreads Listopia Voted #1 Must Read Memoirs ~ #1 Most Inspiring Books ~ #1 Best Happiness Books

An unflinching look at the life of a Baby Boomer woman told with heart, humor and charm. Roberts grapples with the question: how do you keep the twinkle in your eye and the sass in your walk as you get older? The unique way she finds the answer has been described as “Funny, touching and inspirational” ~ “Heart tugging and heart warming” ~ “Delightful”

Roberts takes the reader on a captivating journey where real life collides with real miracles. With stories ranging from candidly intimate to wonderfully adventurous, each chapter or parable uncovers a piece of the puzzle. And as it comes together, the picture that emerges reflects Roberts’ life-affirming belief in God, the essential ingredient in her secret formula for happiness.
A charming and uplifting read, Marsha’s style of writing makes you feel as if you’re with a trusted friend, sharing life lessons over a cup of coffee.

http://www.amazon.com/Confessions-Instinctively-Mutinous-Baby-Boomer/dp/B00KIYA5FS/

Thanks for reading and if you’ve enjoyed it don’t forget to like, share, comment, CLICK and of course LISTEN!

Ah, and I thought I’d leave you a link to Bob Rector’s great article on the process, steep learning curve and difficulties of creating an audiobook for those of you who might be thinking about it.

http://rectorwriter.wordpress.com/2014/07/05/so-you-want-to-make-an-audiobook/

Hola amigos:

Algunos de vosotros sabréis que hace tiempo que llevaba intentando publicar un libro en formato audio, pero he tenido dificultades. A través de Facebook conocí a un actor, escritor  y director, Alan Cooke (Wild Irish Poet http://on.fb.me/151c1Js ) y él se dedica a dar clases de narración y voz y a crear audios, de sus propias obras y de las de otros. Así que le encargué que le pusiera voz a una de las historias de Una vez psiquiatra, ‘Carne de cañón’. Me gustó mucho y como decidí publicar las tres historias en un solo libro me pareció una buena oportunidad para tener la grabación del libro entero. El proceso es complicado, como os podéis imaginar, y llevó tiempo. Y cuando todo estuvo acabado, descubrí que ACX, la compañía que es la mayor distribuidora de audios (y los distribuye a través de Audible y iTunes) no aceptaba audios a menos que fueras residente en los Estados Unidos. Como sabéis yo vivo en Inglaterra (y Alan en Irlanda). Investigué otras opciones de distribución, pero aparte de hacerlo uno mismo y aunque no imposible me pareció mucho tinglado para solo un audio, no parecía haber mucho más. Envié un correo electrónico a ACX que me comentaron que estaban explorando una expansión, y en Abril me enviaron un correo diciéndome que ahora aceptaban audios del Reino Unido, siempre y cuando la cuestión de los impuestos estuviese solucinada (yo después de mucho investigar tengo un ITIN, pero os prometo que os hablaré de esto con más calma en otro momento. Es un pelín complicado). Justo recibí su correo cuando estaba a punto de marcharme a España y no tuve ocasión de hacer nada más, pero cuando volví, descargué el audio en ACX y a esperar. Hacen controles de calidad y eso tarda de 4 a 6 semanas. Luego si les parece que está bien todo (tienen instrucciones sobre el formato, las características de la grabación, etc, que hay que seguir) y tú apruebas el audio, al cabo de un día o dos te envían un mensaje, y ala, listo!

He leído muchos artículos que dicen que los audios son el futuro. No sé. Desde luego hay muchos menos que libros en otros formatos (de momento), aunque parece que aparte de usar los medios que siempre usamos para promocionarnos, no hay demasiadas avenidas muy específicas.

ACX le envía al autor códigos de descarga gratuita (en mi caso en Audible.co.uk, aunque les pedí que me enviaran códigos para .com también y lo hicieron) para que los use como promoción, para sortear, o ofrecer a cambio de reseña, etc.

También tienes la ventaja con Audible que si alguien no tiene una cuenta, te ofrecen el primer audiolibro de prueba gratis (y al autor si alguien escoge tu libro para que sea descarga gratuita te ofrecen un bono de $50. Aún no me ha pasado pero…).

De momento, y aunque hace muy poco que está a la venta, se está vendiendo mejor que en otros formatos. No es decir mucho, pero nunca se sabe. (Por supuesto el coste de hacer un Audiolibro es importante. ACX ofrece la opción de presentar tu proyecto a otros, escoger un narrador, e ir a medias con él o ella en las ganancias. Esta opción obvia el problema de ser o no residente en los Estados Unidos o UK, ya que del proyecto se encarga ACX). Por si os interesa saber más, esta es la página de ACX:

http://www.acx.com/

Y como sé que algunos de vosotros habláis inglés, por si acaso os dejo la información sobre el audio. Estoy planteándome cómo usar los códigos de promoción, así que os mantendré informados, porque sé que algunos de vosotros domináis el inglés.

Escaping Psychiatry (audiobook) by Olga Núñez Miret. Narrated by Alan Cooke

Escaping Psychiatry (audiobook) by Olga Núñez Miret. Narrated by Alan Cooke

‘Escaping Psychiatry’ has it all: intriguing characters, noir style, thrilling pursuits, dangerous situations, crime, serial killers, religion, family secrets, murder, psychological insights, mental illness, trauma, debates about prejudice and morality, heated trials, police investigations, corruption, and mystery. If you enjoy ‘Wire in the Blood’, ‘Cracker’ and ‘Lie to Me’ and you are not scared of going deeper and darker, dare to keep listening.

Narrated by Emmy Award Winner Actor, Writer and Director Alan Cooke (a.k.a. Wild Irish Poet http://on.fb.me/151c1Js) this audio version makes the character live and will hook you from the very beginning.
‘Escaping Psychiatry’ is a collection of three stories with the same protagonist, Mary, a psychiatrist and writer. She is trying to develop her literary career but circumstances and friends conspire to keep dragging her back to psychiatry.
In ‘Cannon Fodder’, Phil, a lawyer who and Mary’s friend asks her to provide a report on one of his clients, a young African-American man called Cain White. Cain is a very religious man and has been accused of inciting a riot at a religious meeting. He says he can hear God’s voice. He insists that God is black and his appears to be a Black Nationalist message. Is Cain insane, deluded, misguided, looking for media-attention, or a Saint? To find an answer to these questions Mary talks to his family and friends. Although she concludes he is sane,Mary’s investigation uncovers some very damaging revelations about his family life, beliefs and local attitudes. Who is a saint and who is a sinner is a matter for debate. The more Mary gets involved in the lives of Cain and those close to him the more she realises how dangerous secrets are. Like time-bombs ready to set off any minute.
‘Teamwork’: Captain Tom McLeod, from the San Francisco Police Department, invites Mary for a meal at home with his wife. When she meets their other guest, a young detective called Justin, she quickly realises there is an agenda well beyond a friendly meal. Justin’s partner, mentor and father figure, Sgt David Leaman, was killed a couple of months earlier during a routine investigation. Justin witnessed the event but he insists in going back to work and refusing any therapy or counselling. Tom and others at the department are concerned about his mental state but have failed to convince him to accept professional help. Both Mary and Justin are reluctant to engage in the ambush/informal consultation organised, but eventually decide to give it a try. At first sight it appears to be a straight forward case of unresolved grief, but things aren’t as clear-cut as they appear and Mary ends up getting too personally involved with the case, to the detriment of her professional objectivity.
In ‘Memory’, Mary runs out of her apartment after a difficult encounter with her friend Phil, and goes missing. When she is found it seems that she was hit in the head, abducted, raped and she is suffering from amnesia. She never recovers memory for the assault and finds it difficult to come to terms with something she cannot recall.  The clues point towards a serial killer who could not finish his job in her case. But some things do not fit in. Who disturbed the killer? Why was she left there? The crime and the investigation surrounding it have a profound impact on Mary who decides that she needs to reconsider her life and start anew.
The epilogue revisits Mary at the point of the trial of her abductor and sees what changes have taken place in her life. Will she finally manage to Escape Psychiatry?
Although these stories are fictional, the author, a forensic psychiatrist, brings her expertise and insight to the material, lifting it above a standard crime caper.

Enlaces:

En ACX:

https://www.acx.com/titleview/A3BFLIDHTMBKVI

En Audible.co.uk:

http://bit.ly/Tn1KUv

En Audible.com

http://bit.ly/TBE1Af

En Amazon:

http://getBook.at/Escapingaudio

Y el video que hice con una muestra del audio:

http://youtu.be/oZyVpOdgqtc

Gracias por leer, y ya sabéis, si os ha interesado dadle al me gusta,  compartid, haced CLIC, y si queréis uno gratis, comentad! 

Hi all:

I know I’ve been talking about the audio for my book Escaping Psychiatry for a long time. That is because although the recording took place last year (go and meet great actor, writer, and director Alan Cooke (Wild Irish Poet) http://on.fb.me/17fv3IL I nearly forgot to add he won an Emmy) the distribution proved a bit complicated, although now that ACX is accepting audios from the UK I finally managed to get it out there and available.

Let me tell  you a bit about it:

Escaping Psychiatry (audiobook) by Olga Núñez Miret. Narrated by Alan Cooke

Escaping Psychiatry (audiobook) by Olga Núñez Miret. Narrated by Alan Cooke

‘Escaping Psychiatry’ has it all: intriguing characters, noir style, thrilling pursuits, dangerous situations, crime, serial killers, religion, family secrets, murder, psychological insights, mental illness, trauma, debates about prejudice and morality, heated trials, police investigations, corruption, and mystery. If you enjoy ‘Wire in the Blood’, ‘Cracker’ and ‘Lie to Me’ and you are not scared of going deeper and darker, dare to keep listening.

Narrated by Emmy Award Winner Actor, Writer and Director Alan Cooke (a.k.a. Wild Irish Poet http://on.fb.me/151c1Js) this audio version makes the character live and will hook you from the very beginning.
‘Escaping Psychiatry’ is a collection of three stories with the same protagonist, Mary, a psychiatrist and writer. She is trying to develop her literary career but circumstances and friends conspire to keep dragging her back to psychiatry.
In ‘Cannon Fodder’, Phil, a lawyer who and Mary’s friend asks her to provide a report on one of his clients, a young African-American man called Cain White. Cain is a very religious man and has been accused of inciting a riot at a religious meeting. He says he can hear God’s voice. He insists that God is black and his appears to be a Black Nationalist message. Is Cain insane, deluded, misguided, looking for media-attention, or a Saint? To find an answer to these questions Mary talks to his family and friends. Although she concludes he is sane,Mary’s investigation uncovers some very damaging revelations about his family life, beliefs and local attitudes. Who is a saint and who is a sinner is a matter for debate. The more Mary gets involved in the lives of Cain and those close to him the more she realises how dangerous secrets are. Like time-bombs ready to set off any minute.
‘Teamwork’: Captain Tom McLeod, from the San Francisco Police Department, invites Mary for a meal at home with his wife. When she meets their other guest, a young detective called Justin, she quickly realises there is an agenda well beyond a friendly meal. Justin’s partner, mentor and father figure, Sgt David Leaman, was killed a couple of months earlier during a routine investigation. Justin witnessed the event but he insists in going back to work and refusing any therapy or counselling. Tom and others at the department are concerned about his mental state but have failed to convince him to accept professional help. Both Mary and Justin are reluctant to engage in the ambush/informal consultation organised, but eventually decide to give it a try. At first sight it appears to be a straight forward case of unresolved grief, but things aren’t as clear-cut as they appear and Mary ends up getting too personally involved with the case, to the detriment of her professional objectivity.
In ‘Memory’, Mary runs out of her apartment after a difficult encounter with her friend Phil, and goes missing. When she is found it seems that she was hit in the head, abducted, raped and she is suffering from amnesia. She never recovers memory for the assault and finds it difficult to come to terms with something she cannot recall.  The clues point towards a serial killer who could not finish his job in her case. But some things do not fit in. Who disturbed the killer? Why was she left there? The crime and the investigation surrounding it have a profound impact on Mary who decides that she needs to reconsider her life and start anew.
The epilogue revisits Mary at the point of the trial of her abductor and sees what changes have taken place in her life. Will she finally manage to Escape Psychiatry?
Although these stories are fictional, the author, a forensic psychiatrist, brings her expertise and insight to the material, lifting it above a standard crime caper.

Oh, you’re asking me where can you get it? I thought you’d never ask!

In ACX:

https://www.acx.com/titleview/A3BFLIDHTMBKVI

In Audible UK:

http://bit.ly/Tn1KUv

 

In Audible.com

http://bit.ly/TBE1Af

In Amazon (everywhere):

Short:

http://bit.ly/1rMoqtz

ACX very kindly offered me a number (not telling you how many) codes that can be used to download a free copy of Escaping Psychiatry. I have codes for Audible. co.uk and Audible.com. At the moment I’m trying to coordinate some joint promotions with other authors who have also published audiobooks but wandered if you had any ideas of what would be the best way to use these codes. Any thoughts?

Ah, and there’s is another option to get it for free. If you’ve never downloaded any audiobooks in Audible, they offer you the first title for free (and what’s more, they’re so happy they offer me a bonus). So…you have no excuse not to listen.

In case you need more convincing, I leave you a video in YouTube showcasing a sample of the book, from the first story, Cannon Fodder. (Sorry. It’s my first attempt at one of these things but the sample is good. The visuals are all my fault, I’m afraid.)

http://youtu.be/oZyVpOdgqtc

Thanks very much for reading, and watching, and listening, and if you’ve liked it, you know, like, comment, share, and CLICK!

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