Audio blog tour round up for The Lost Sentinel #fantasy #audiobook

The audio tour for The Lost Sentinel ran last week from 8th to 15th November. A big thanks to Jess the Audiobookworm for organising everything.

Today I wanted to share the finalised schedule and links to all the blogs involved. Thank you to these lovely people who shared audio samples, author and narrator interviews, reviews and spotlight features. I certainly found George’s interview interesting, it’s not everyday you get to hear from a narrator’s perspective. Click on the links below to find out more.

Nov. 8th:

Westveil Publishing (Review)
Sadie’s Spotlight (Spotlight, Audio Excerpt)

‘…oh my goodness, I must gush about this voice! George Ellington’s smooth Scottish accent gave the story a medieval highland feel that I think suited it very well. Criticize the world-building for being simply “medieval Europe but magic” if you wish, but I didn’t mind at all, and I couldn’t imagine a more appropriate regional accent to bring this story to life. Even if I hadn’t enjoyed the story, I would have listened to the end just to hear Mr. Ellington keep reading it!’ Quote from Westveil review link above…

Nov. 9th:

Nesie’s Place (Spotlight, Audio Excerpt, Narrator Interview)

Nov. 10th:

Jazzy Book Reviews (Spotlight, Audio Excerpt, Author Interview)
4 the Love of Audiobooks (Spotlight, Audio Excerpt, Author Interview)

Nov. 11th:

A Wonderful World of Words (Audio Excerpt, Author Interview)
Audiobook News (Spotlight, Audio Excerpt)

Nov. 12th:

Dab of Darkness Audiobook Reviews (Spotlight)
Super Booked! (Spotlight, Audio Excerpt, Narrator Interview)

Review from Dab of Darkness to follow.

Nov. 13th:

Eileen Troemel (Spotlight, Audio Excerpt, Narrator Interview)

Nov. 14th:

2 Girls & A Book (Spotlight, Audio Excerpt, Author Interview)
T’s Stuff (Spotlight, Audio Excerpt, Narrator Interview)
Rockin’ Book Reviews (Review)

The Narrator, George Ellington, did a fantastic job narrating. He truly made the scenes “come to life”.‘ Quote from Rockin’ Book Reviews

Nov. 15th:

I’m Into Books (Spotlight)
Teatime and Books (Spotlight, Audio Excerpt, Author Interview

The Lost Sentinel audiobook is available at Audible and Amazon Audiobook.

It’s been great to see my book appearing on so many blogs and I can’t wait to see book 2’s release. The Sentinel’s Reign should be out in December! We are just waiting for ACX to do their checks.

If your a reviewer or blogger and missed out on the chance to join this blog tour, fear not! There is another blog blitz coming up in January over on Rachel’s Random Resources. Sign up here.

Finally, here’s a book trailer for a little taste of George Ellington’s narrating skills. Don’t forget to check the links above to listen to a special sample of The Lost Sentinel.

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The Lost Sentinel – Audiobook tour starts today. Plus FREE ebook offer. http://mybook.to/LostSentinel

Happy weekend everyone, or what’s left of it.

Today marks the start of the audio blog tour for The Lost Sentinel run by Audiobookworm.

To celebrate I’ve set up the ebook to be free for the next 5 days only, just follow the Amazon link.

Did you know, if you pick up the ebook for free, you can get the audiobook at a huge discount on Amazon or Audible.

A review has already gone up ‘…The Start of a Wonderful Journey…’ See the 5 star review here on Westveil Publishing’s blog.

Here’s the schedule for the tour;

Nov. 8th:
Westveil Publishing (Review)
Sadie’s Spotlight (Spotlight, Audio Excerpt)

Nov. 9th:
Rockin’ Book Reviews (Review)
Nesie’s Place (Spotlight, Audio Excerpt, Narrator Interview)

Nov. 10th:
Jazzy Book Reviews (Spotlight, Audio Excerpt, Author Interview)
4 the Love of Audiobooks (Spotlight, Audio Excerpt, Author Interview)

Nov. 11th:
A Wonderful World of Words (Audio Excerpt, Author Interview)
Audiobook News (Spotlight, Audio Excerpt)

Nov. 12th:
Dab of Darkness Audiobook Reviews (Review, Spotlight)
Super Booked! (Spotlight, Audio Excerpt, Narrator Interview)

Nov. 13th:
Karma Readz (Review, Author Interview)
Eileen Troemel (Spotlight, Audio Excerpt, Narrator Interview)

Nov. 14th:
2 Girls & A Book (Spotlight, Audio Excerpt, Author Interview)
T’s Stuff (Spotlight, Audio Excerpt, Narrator Interview)

Nov. 15th:
I’m Into Books (Spotlight)
Teatime and Books (Spotlight, Audio Excerpt, Author Interview)

I’ll be back soon with the tour highlights.

Stay happy and stay safe!

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Sound effects in audiobooks, what do you think? #twitter #poll

I’m conducting a short poll for all listeners of audiobooks. I’d love to know what people think of the use of sound effects in audiobooks. I mean the odd effect to enhance the audio experience, not full on audio drama with music etc. Even if you are not a big audiobook listener, do you have an opinion on how audiobooks should be produced?

I think it’s an interesting subject to discuss, so please take part in the twitter poll below

And of course leave comments in the post, I want to know what you think. Let’s talk sound effects. Over to you…

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A couple of little updates – 99p deal and new audio blog tour #SFF #fantasynews

I’ve been so busy editing my new project and reading how-to books on writing a series that I’ve completely forgotten to share some great events that are taking place at the moment.

Firstly, Visions of Zarua is on sale for a limited time at just 99p worldwide on Amazon.

With the audiobook also out, you can get a huge discount if you purchase both. An audiobook for just £2.99 is a bargain! Audible.

I’m also excited to announce that the first audiobook tour will be taking place in November with Audiobookworm. Here’s the tour link to check the details and sign up.

The audiobook has only been out a few weeks and we’re eager to see what listeners think, so if you fancy a free review copy why not sign up and join in the fun in November.

Here’s a sample of George Ellington in action…

If November is too soon to commit to listening and reviewing fear not, there will be more opportunities in January 2021 in the form of a 1 day blitz with Rachel’s Random Resources. More details on this to follow.

And I’m excited to say the production of book 2 The Sentinel’s Reign is coming on really well, fingers crossed we can get it out before Christmas.

I hope to share news of my new project very soon, so watch this space.

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The Lost Sentinel #Audiobook out now #fantasy #sff http://mybook.to/LostSentinel

Last week my writing journey reached another milestone; the first book in the Silent Sea Chronicles trilogy came out in audiobook. A few years ago I never dreamt this would be possible. Thanks to the wonderful narrator, George Ellington, Tei, Brogan, Farrell and the rest of the gang are here for you to enjoy.

The first review is up on Audible

5 Stars – ‘I first read this book on Kindle and I loved it, But when I found out it was being made into an audiobook I was anxious to listen. I know a good narrator can make a great story into an excellent story that is exactly what the narrator did in this book…’ Janalyn on Audible.

Check it out on audible to read more of this review.

Don’t forget if you have bought the eBook then you can get the audiobook at a fraction of the cost. I know this great discount works in Audible and I assume it’s now working on Amazon.

Take a look at this trailer for a tiny taste of what’s in store.

We are both so proud of this audiobook and would love to know what you think. Plus, book 2 is half way through production so it wont be long before you can listen to the first two parts in the trilogy. If you do pick up a copy, we’d love you to share a quick review to help others decide if it’s the book for them.

Thanks for reading and have a great weekend everyone.

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The Audiobook is live! Listen to a sample of The Lost Sentinel now #fantasy #audiosample #audible

Yes, finally the audiobook is available and I’m really excited to share a sample of it with you now…

George Ellington has brought the characters to life and takes you on a magical adventure which I hope you’ll enjoy.

You can find the audiobook of The Lost Sentinel on Audible, Amazon and iTunes (link not yet available for itunes). And the great news is work is already going well on book 2.

I would love to get some reviews up, so if anyone is willing to give an honest review get in touch to discuss getting a free code.

Here’s the trailer I shared at the beginning of the week for another little taste of the book.

Thanks for stopping by. Let me know what you think of the audio sample and trailer.

The Lost Sentinel audiobook trailer is here #fantasy #trailer

With the audiobook due to go live any time now, here’s a trailer to give you a taste of the great narration by George Ellington.

I hope to be sharing the news of its publication very soon. You can check out the book on Amazon whilst you wait or see the reviews on goodreads.

I am now on the hunt for reviewers who are interested in a free copy of the audiobook in exchange for an honest review on Audible, Amazon etc. Please get in touch via the contact form or make your request in the comments.

The trailer was created by Laya and the link above will take you to her Youtube channel. You can also check out her website here.

Writing Update September 2020 and some writing goals #amwriting

It’s September and we’re into the last 4 months of the year – that’s scary! Like most people I think I’ll be glad for 2020 to be over.

To help me through I’ve decided to plan my writing projects for the rest of the year. I’m not setting huge goals, so hopefully I can stick to them.

First it’s always nice to look back and see what I have achieved this year (and gloss over the fact I had originally planned to have published two books by this time in 2020)!

Achieved in 2020

I finally set up my mailing list with Mailchimp. This is a task I’ve been putting off for years. I haven’t started advertising it yet, but if you want to join please follow the link here. I’m working on some free and exclusive stories for my mailing list subscribers set in the worlds of my novels, so there’s a great reason to join me.

My big news for 2020 is that the audiobook for The Lost Sentinel is coming very soon! We’re just waiting for approval from ACX and then it will be on sale through Amazon, Audible and iTunes. Watch this space for more info.

Last month The Lost Sentinel hit number 1 bestseller in several free categories in the US, UK and Canada. It was a pretty big deal for me and I shared a post about how it happened here.

What’s to come

I’ve been writing a romance novella that I hope to publish in 2020. It’s a departure from my preferred fantasy genre but it’s been keeping me sane during lockdown and I’m really excited about it. I have yet to have beta readers feedback so I’m not even sure how good the story is, but I do have my editor booked in very soon so I need to get on with it!

Those short stories for my mailing list subscribers need to be a priority after the novella has gone to beta readers.

I’m writing a spy story with a friend. We’re not sure how long it will be, but I’ve already suggested we publish it at some point. This will be my friend’s first self published book and it’ll be great to share a joint project with the world. Again, testing out a new genre is exciting as well.

I have other romance novella ideas that I hope to start drafting over the coming months, but I really must get back to my first love – Fantasy! Which leads me to…

My planned trilogy. If I can just get on with it I might be able to publish the complete trilogy in 2021. That is a big ask, but book 1 is almost complete (if I don’t end up planning any major rewrites) and book 2 only has about a 1/4 to go. Book 3 is another matter, but I’ll worry about that later.

There are always more projects in the back of my mind including the book of short stories I’ve been itching to put together and a non-fiction book on writing and self publishing that keeps rearing up and forcing my attention away from other things. These are ideas I’ll sort out one day, I’m just not sure when.

Other News

Silent Sea Chronicles has a blog tour running from 6th to 12th September. Run by Storytellers on Tour, there will be some fun Q&A’s and lots of reviews and promo posts hitting over the week.

I’m also planning an Audiobook 1 day event for The Lost Sentinel in the next few months with the help of Rachel’s Random Resources.

I’ve signed up for an online social media course to help me understand some of the platforms I’ve been ignoring, so hopefully I can learn a few tips to reach a wider audience.

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I think that’s about all I should consider for now before I dig myself an even bigger writing hole to get lost in.

Tomorrow I have a book post from a debut author to share and then I’ll be blogging about my reading plans for the rest of 2020. Thanks for stopping by.

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Visions of Zarua #Audiobook Would you like to listen for free? #audio #fantasy

I’ve been looking into advertising my audiobook (soon to be audiobooks!) but I’m struggling to find ways to do it.

Then I realised I haven’t posted about the book for a while, so I’d like to share it with you now and offer my readers the chance to listen for free. All I ask as that you consider leaving a review on Audible, Amazon, Goodreads, wherever you feel comfortable posting.

To tempt you here’s a sample performed by the very talented Guy Barnes.

Blurb

Two wizards, 350 years apart. Can they save the realm of Paltria from Zarua’s dark past?

An ancient darkness haunts the realm of Paltria.
Apprentice wizard Paddren is plagued by visions of a city on the brink of annihilation. When his master dies in mysterious circumstances, the Royal Order of Wizards refuses to investigate.
Helped by his childhood friend, the skilled tracker Varnia, and her lover Leyoch, Paddren vows to find the killer.
The investigation leads Paddren down a sinister path of assassins, secret sects and creatures conjured by blood magic. But he is guided by a connection with a wizard from centuries ago – a wizard whose history holds the key to the horror at the heart of the abandoned city of Zarua. Can Paddren decipher his visions and save the Paltrian people before the dark menace of Zarua’s past is unleashed?

You can also buy the audiobook on itunes or audible where it’s free to listen to with your monthly credit.

If you don’t have a audible account, you can follow these links to set up an account and receive a free months trial

UK readers – Audible link

US readers – Audible link

French readers – Audible link

German readers – Audible link

Also, if you have bought the ebook you can get a huge discount on the audiobook on Amazon.

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