Author News and a FREE audiobook
Welcome to November, Dear Readers.
It’s been unseasonably warm here in Michigan, and not going to lie, I’m here for it. It’ll be frigid again all too soon, which is why I’m spending as much time outside as possible. Right now I’m writing Jingle Bells and Wedding Spells, and outlining Book 9 in the Mystic Inn series.
Quick question for you: What other genres do you like to read?
Me? I’m a sucker for good historical fiction (although I can’t write them to save my life) and sweet romance (think Hallmark.)
Drop a reply and let me know what other genres are your favorites!
Now for the audiobook…
Recently Google Play announced it was doing artificial intelligence for audiobook narration. I’m not sure how much you know about audiobook production, but it’s often a time and labor intensive process (and expensive for aut hors.)
In the past, I’ve hired narrators who’ve disappeared mid-production, charged 200% more than their quote, and in general, have over-promised and under- delivered. This is why Beauty Secrets has three audiobooks available and the Witch In Time series only has one.
So, needless to say, I’ve been on the fence about producing more audiobooks. That is until Google stepped in and asked me to give their audiobook narration a shot.
Is it as good as a real person? No.
But it’s nowhere near as bad as I thought it would be! To say I was pleasantly surprised is an understatement.
The entire Mystic Inn series is now available on Google Play as audiobooks, and BOOK 1 is FREE. If you could, give it a listen and let me know what you think. Should I do more books with AI versus not having any audiobooks at all?
One more thing!
The Witch In Time series is going back into KU starting December 1st. If you’d like to grab one of the books on Barnes & Noble or Apple, etc., before then, NOW is the time. Once back in KU, the first book will no longer be free. Grab BETTER WITCH NEXT TIME for free while you still can.
Wow, I guess I had a lot more to say today than I thought I did! Hope you’re doing well, and check out the freebie from Katie O’Keene below.
Lindsey’s last-minute trip to see her mom doesn’t go as planned
When Lindsey tries to surprise her mom with a last-minute visit, she runs into a ghost who needs her help. The problem? The girl’s family is already wary of strangers and likely to call the police if she gets involved.
Read Haunted Hashbrowns for FREE today!