Thursday, April 20, 2017

Are You Listening?

Do you like to listen to books on tape/CD/MP3? I enjoy listening to a good story with a good narrator and so does Tink. ;)

I've been lucky so far with the narrators I've been able to get for my books. Holly Adams did a great job on Marshal in Petticoats.  We had a good back and forth discussions on the character's voices and the jargon that comes with narrating western books.

Then I decided my money would be better served to have the Shandra Higheagle Mystery series in audio. I picked the second person who auditioned. I enjoyed her voice. It had the husky sound I think of in Shandra's voice. And she doesn't have to do too much to make a male voice sound like a man. She is Ann Thompson, a Cincinnati radio news anchor. You can now purchase Double Duplicity and Tarnished Remains in audiobook. Either by puchasing the ebook at Amazon and getting the audiobook as whispersync or through iBooks or Audible.

Making these audio books has been fun and has opened my eyes to more thing to look for when editing my stories. Listening to my books has made me think more ab out character's actions and dialog and writing narration for the story. I never dreamed having a book made into audio could push me to another level in my writing craft.

Marshal in Petticoats

After accidentally shooting a bank robber, Darcy Duncan becomes marshal of a town as accident prone as herself. Darcy's taken care of her younger brother the last five years, and she's not about to take orders from a corrupt mayor or a handsome drifter, whose curiosity could end her career as a marshal and take away their security.

Gil Halsey arrives in Galena looking for his boss's son turned outlaw. Getting the young man back to the ranch will seal the foreman's job. When he discovers the town's new marshal is a passionate woman with high regard for family, he turns to protecting her. Darcy reunites him with his estranged family as they romp through gold country after outlaws. 

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Double Duplicity
Book one of the Shandra Higheagle Native American Mystery Series
On the eve of the biggest art event at Huckleberry Mountain Resort, potter Shandra Higheagle finds herself in the middle of a murder investigation. She’s ruled out as a suspect, but now it’s up to her to prove the friend she witnessed fleeing the scene was just as innocent. With help from her recently deceased Nez Perce grandmother, Shandra becomes more confused than ever but just as determined to discover the truth. While Shandra is hesitant to trust her dreams, Detective Ryan Greer believes in them and believes in her.
Can the pair uncover enough clues for Ryan to make an arrest before one of them becomes the next victim?

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Tarnished Remains

Book two of the Shandra Higheagle Native American Mystery Series
Murder… Deceit… Greed…
Shandra Higheagle is digging up clay for her renowned pottery when she scoops up a boot attached to a skeleton. She calls in Weippe County detective Ryan Greer.  The body is decades old and discovered to be Shandra’s employee’s old flame. 

Ryan immediately pegs Shandra’s employee for the murderer, but Shandra knows in her heart that the woman everyone calls Crazy Lil couldn’t have killed anyone, let alone a man she loved.

Digging up the woman’s past takes them down a road of greed, miscommunication, and deceit.  Will they be able to prove Crazy Lil innocent before the true murderer strikes again?

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