Jessica E. Subject is here today to share her adventures in audio books. I know a lot of authors are starting to make their books available in audio format, so I was especially interested to hear what Jessica had to say.
Thank you so much to Allie for inviting me back! Beneath the Starry Sky is my fourth audio book to be produced. The other three were sci-fi romance, but this one is a contemporary erotic romance that is part of the 1Night Stand line at Decadent Publishing. I chose this one because I wanted to see if it being contemporary would make a difference. Also, there are not many books where a character has alopecia areata, and probably even less in audio.
The process is fairly simple for me, as I’ve done it enough times as the audio book coordinator at Decadent Publishing. First, I put my book up for audition at ACX.com, filling out all the information and choosing a sample of script from my story that will really show the narrators skills. Then I waited until an audition came in. At this point, you can either pass or offer the narrator a contract to produce your audio book. Contracts are either royalty share or you pay per finished hour. ACX will tell you the approximate cost in the beginning if that’s the route you want to go. Once the contract is accepted, I sent the narrator the full manuscript and created an audio book cover, uploading them in ACX.
Then comes the exciting part, listening to your book in audio, first with the first fifteen minutes, and then the final production. It is important to review the audio files at both times to ensure accents and voices are the way you want, to make sure the narrator has followed the script, and to catch any background noise that would be distracting. A few mistakes are normal, and narrators are quick to fix them. When the audio files are acceptable to you, you get to approve the production. ACX must also approve it (which takes approximately two weeks) before your new audio book is available for sale at various retailers.
My narrator for Beneath the Starry Sky is Audrey Lusk, whom also narrated Another Night, Another Planet. I was happy when she auditioned for my latest and offered her a contract after listening to her audition. I have been very lucky with the narrators of my stories, all of them doing a fabulous job.
While I had never listened to an audio book a few years ago, I actually enjoy more stories on audio now than I do in print and ebook. They are not something I have to sit down to enjoy. I can listen to them while doing housework, driving, and more.
If you get a chance, I hope you enjoy Beneath the Starry Sky!
Beneath the Starry Sky ~ An Audio Book!
A 1Night Stand story
By Jessica E. Subject
Narrated by Audrey Lusk
Erotic Contemporary Romance
Left at the altar with bald patches on her head and her self-confidence stripped away, Tamara Johnson must pick up the pieces of her life and face her Alopecia Areata, the autoimmune disease causing her hair to fall out. She is convinced no man will date a bald woman and arranges a one-night stand through Madame Evangeline’s popular service, 1Night Stand. With her new wig held firmly in place, Tamara arrives at the Castillo Hotel in Las Vegas for a night of passion and pleasure. Anything more than one night would mean exposing her bald head, and she will never do that to any man again.
Running into the Castillo Hotel, away from the paparazzi constantly at his heels, Josh Summers wants to spend his next few days locked away from the flashing lights and screaming fans. When he finds an incredibly sexy woman lying on his hotel room bed in nothing but lingerie, he thinks management has made a mistake. Leaving her behind, he heads for the lobby to get the situation rectified. But an unexpected text from Madame Evangeline sends him back to his room. Though unsure whether the woman on the bed is really his perfect match or just another fan believing him to be like his character on television, he knows he must find out, even if it means he must risk telling her his own secrets. If Tamara can handle his imperfections, she just might be his ideal woman.
Audio book available from:
Get the Kindle version for only 99¢ at Amazon through October 9th!
Listen to a sample from the audio book: https://soundcloud.com/jessica-e-subject/beneath-the-starry-sky-by-jessica-e-subject-audio-book-sample
About the Author
Jessica E. Subject is the author of science fiction romance, mostly alien romances, ranging from sweet to super hot. Sometimes she dabbles in paranormal and contemporary as well, bringing to life a wide variety of characters. In her stories, you could not only meet a sexy alien or two, but also clones and androids. You may be transported to a dystopian world where rebels are fighting to live and love, or to another planet for a romantic rendezvous.
When Jessica isn’t reading, writing, or doing dreaded housework, she likes to get out and walk with her giant, hairy dog her family adopted from the local animal shelter.
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