Welcome to my weekly feature that focuses on audiobooks. It’s time to…
This week, author Renea Mason, visits That’s What I’m Talking About. Renea is here to share what it was like to turn her book, Curing Doctor Vincent, into her first #audiobook. Please help me welcome Renea to the blog.
Thanks so much for having me on your blog, Jen.
As an author I’m fairly new to audiobooks, but as a reader I once devoured one to two per week. Consuming more than two hundred over the course of a few years. Paranormal romance was my go to genre, so it only seemed fitting that when I sat down for the first time, placed my fingers on the keyboard and typed the first sentence of what would become the award-winning Symphony of Light and Winter, that the supernatural filled the pages. Never in my wildest imagination did I think that it would be published, let alone win awards, but more unbelievable was that one day those words would come to life in an audiobook—a dream come true.
When I embarked on the audiobook journey I knew absolutely nothing about the process. I happened upon a site called ACX that allows authors to request auditions from narrators, but I never envisioned the journey it would become. I had lofty ideals about what I wanted in a performance and even though I never expected to have my wish fulfilled, I requested it anyway. A popular paranormal series based on the Fae, used two actors to read the story. Not chapters by chapter based on point of view, but more like a play—the woman reading the female parts, and the male reading the male lines. I loved that narration and it far surpassed anything I had ever heard, so I put out the request for my own book and hoped for the best.
I received dozens of auditions, many superb but initially only received one dual-narration that just didn’t fit my vision. I was about to give up and select a solo narrator when I received an audition from Noah Michael Levine and Erin deWard. I was blown away! That audition paved a way for a tremendous working relationship that has surpassed my expectations.
Since narrating my award-winning contemporary erotic romance, Curing Doctor Vincent, which released in June, Noah and Erin have gone on to narrate Symphony of Light and Winter, Impostors’ Kiss and Tasting Paris—all releasing in the next few weeks. They are currently working on book #2 of the Good Doctor Trilogy, Surviving Doctor Vincent.
In what Erin and Noah coin a duet-narration, they have taken my books and given them a dynamic unlike anything narration I’ve ever heard, even the one that sent me in search of a duo in the first place. Erin has an uncanny way of interpreting every intended emotion without coaching and with a voice that has such a pleasing tone and timbre it pulls you into the story. And Noah… there are no words. His mastery of a wide array of accents gives each character the individuality they deserve, bringing an extra dimension to the story. Not to mention that his deep, intense, sexy voice will leave you hanging on every word. I couldn’t be more pleased with the performance they’ve delivered. Beyond being crazy talented, they are a pleasure to work with and am looking forward to future projects.
So if you love paranormal romance, audiobooks and would love to experience this unique narration, look for Symphony of Light and Winter and Impostors’ Kiss in the next few weeks.
If you love contemporary erotic romance Curing Doctor Vincent is available now on audible.com, iTunes, and Amazon.com. Tasting Paris will be available in the next few weeks and Surviving Doctor Vincent will be available soon.
You can find all of the info you need as well as some samples and bonus material on my website. http://reneamason.com/audio-books/
I hope you’ll take a listen!
Thanks again for hosting me today!
All my best!
Elaine Watkins, Public Relations Advisor, is surprised when she receives a summons from the very attractive and enigmatic Dr. Xavier Vincent. She worships the talented physician and company icon responsible for developing the cure that saved her sister’s life and isn’t immune to his charm. Even though puzzled by his request, she is excited and eager to get started on his latest project.
But Dr. Vincent has other ideas. Instead of discussing cures, drugs and marketing strategies, he asks Elaine to join him in Paris to indulge his unique sexual appetites.
Torn between gratitude for saving her sister, her attraction for the powerful man and compromising her pre-conceived notions of sexuality, she must decide if it’s easier to feed his desires or walk away. Until she devises a plan of her own.