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Death’s Disciples

Authors: Dustin L. Herriman

Narrator: Zachary Johnson

Length: 18 hours 19 minutes

Publisher: Dustin L. Herriman

Released: Feb 12, 2022

Genre: Fantasy

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A young man named Zakul from a long misunderstood tribe leaves his home to attend a festival in the town of Dasum, when the town comes under siege by an invading army. Follow along as this unlikely survivor relates his harrowing experience, and live his desperate attempts to cling to life and safety.
Dustin Herriman grew up in the ethereal beauty of the Pacific Northwest. An avid reader since childhood, he eventually felt inspired by his favorite authors to create a world all his own. When not working on other writing projects, Dustin enjoys the occasional Dungeons and Dragons campaign, playing with the world’s cutest dog, and maintaining his title of Chess Champion of the House, although his loving fiancee insists he cheats. Lover of mathematics, devourer of science fiction, and connoisseur of the dad joke. When he’s not doing math for business or fun, he’s devouring science fiction and fantasy, reading up on scientific advancements, going for a jog, or, on all too rare occasions, taking a refreshing swim at the beach. At your service, you shall have an able storyteller and gifted conveyor of information. Experienced in narrating fiction, from the romantic to the post-apocalyptic, and nonfiction, from the historical to the corporate, and armed with the tools to make it all sound great, Zachary promises that, no matter the job, you’ll be read-iculously pleased!
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Q&A with Author Dustin L. Herriman
  • How did you select your narrator?
    • I posted my audition and ended up getting about 25 responses before I pulled the audition down. My narrator Zachary knocked it out of the park, and it was love at first listen. From the first few seconds of the audition recording, I knew he was the guy. He has been spectacular throughout the whole process.
  • How closely did you work with your narrator before and during the recording process? Did you give them any pronunciation tips or special insight into the characters?
    • I didn’t have to work too closely with my narrator, as he was very professional. I did provide a pronunciation guide and character-specific voice recommendations, then turned him loose. I wish if anything that I could have been more hands-on, but it wasn’t necessary.
  • Were there any real life inspirations behind your writing?
    • Absolutely! It was a long and drawn-out tangent of thought from the deepest and most terrible years in my youth, when I suffered with severe depression. It all started with an earnest, silent plea for anybody at all to help me. I wasn’t religious, which gave me this kind of romantic fascination with the idea of a divine figure. I dreamed up often that a grim reaper type character would come and take me away, and it kept me up at night thinking about how such a creature would behave, what its motivations would be, and what the ramifications would be for the humans that prayed to it. The rest is history – from that spiraling thought, a whole world blossomed in my mind.
  • How do you manage to avoid burn-out? What do you do to maintain your enthusiasm for writing?
    • Keeping motivated is sometimes a chore. I think what drove me to finish this book was the earnest desire to be able to say that I’d done it, and that kept me coming back day after day. There was an almost dark and compelling force behind that desire as well – it was like the thoughts plagued me until I had written them down, and it was a cathartic feeling to have the words on a page so I could dissect and rearrange them properly.
    • To maintain my enthusiasm, I thought about ways to insert myself into the story, trying to imagine how I would handle things if I were thrust into such impossible situations. To insert myself and have fun with the story kept me writing on the slower days. For that reason, the main character is very much inspired in his behavior by a younger, less wise and more impulsive me, if I was much more physically competent and athletic at least.
    • The enthusiasm of a few key people in my life that enjoyed watching my progress was absolutely critical. I often shared my latest lines with my brother and my friends, absorbing their criticism and interest, measuring raptly their expressions and understandings of the text I’d given them. They could have killed my project in its infancy – instead they helped foster it, and I couldn’t be more grateful for that.
  • Are you an audiobook listener? What about the audiobook format appeals to you?
    • I am in fact an audiobook listener. I have digested many stories while driving for my job, and that’s what I find so appealing; it’s very easy to listen to a book and accomplish other things, which is pretty important in such a busy world.
  • Is there a particular part of this story that you feel is more resonating in the audiobook performance than in the book format?
    • There is a scene I have in mind that resonated much more powerfully in the spoken format. It’s during one of the main character’s many close scrapes with death, the closest he gets in the story in fact, and my narrator did so well that it astounded me. I can’t say much more without spoiling it, obviously, but I think you’re going to like it.
  • If you had the power to time travel, would you use it? If yes, when and where would you go?
    • If I could travel through time, I would go back to my younger self and coach him through the many hard lessons I learned. I would remind him how important time is because there’s only so much of it, and encourage him to spend every minute of it wisely.
  • What do you say to those who view listening to audiobooks as “cheating” or as inferior to “real reading”?
    • Absolutely nonsense. Audio format is just another way to digest a story, and if people have difficulty or easily get bored sitting still to read, this allows them to enjoy it while occupying themselves another way. It’s not so much a competition that you’re cheating at – it’s just another form of entertainment that could be argued to be more accessible.
  • What gets you out of a writing slump? What about a reading slump?
    • A writing slump only happens when I’m not engaged with my own story. To fix that I’ll go listen to music usually, which has been a massive source of consistent inspiration. A reading slump is harder to get out of – I tend to lose attention whimsically, and getting back into the story generally requires a change of format.
  • What bits of advice would you give to aspiring authors?
    • Don’t give up. Find close friends that you respect and don’t be afraid to show them your work – the cleansing light of criticism can be bright and harsh, but it will make your work better. Make some time every day to at least open your document and look at it. Analyze what you’ve already done and see where you can insert small references or hooks, and then extrapolate that to future events until you have a cohesive, complex narrative. Trust your gut; some of the best writing I’ve ever done came straight from the heart and the back of my brain, and practically wrote itself without me. You can do it. If I could, there’s no reason you couldn’t.
  I received this audiobook as part of my participation in a blog tour with Audiobookworm Promotions. The tour is being sponsored by Audiobook Empire. The gifting of this audiobook did not affect my opinion of it.
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The Cross of Ciaran Audibook Tour

 

 The Cross of Ciaran Series, Book 1

Paranormal Time Travel Romance

Date Published:  January 25, 2022

Publisher:   Tantor Audio

Narrator:  Liam Gerrard

Run Time:  9 hours and 18 minutes


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When a pagan priest is unearthed in Ireland 1,500 years after being entombed, archaeologist Caitlin O’Connell is convinced it’s the find of the century. The body is in perfect condition. In fact, if scientific data hadn’t proved otherwise, she would swear he hadn’t been interred more than a few hours.

Caitlin accompanies the body back to the New York museum where she’s employed, but before she has time to study him, the priest disappears. Rumors surrounding the event begin to circulate.

After being buried alive for betraying his goddess and his priesthood in the dawning age of Christianity, Ciarán wakes to a strange new world. Alone and frightened, he seeks sanctuary within the church walls. With the help of the parish’s pastor, Father Mike, Ciarán grows accustomed to his surroundings. But an immediate danger lurks on his doorstep.

Caitlin is determined to get to the bottom of the missing Celt, and when she meets her Uncle Mike’s new handyman, Ciarán, she’s convinced he knows more about the theft than he’s letting on. Yet, even she can’t deny the attraction between them. But will Ciarán’s secrets draw them together or shatter their future?



 About the Author

Andrea Matthews is the pseudonym for Inez Foster, a historian and librarian who loves to read and write and search around for her roots, genealogical speaking. She has a BA in History and an MLS in Library Science and enjoys the research almost as much as she does writing the story. In fact, many of her ideas come to her while doing casual research or digging into her family history. She is the author of the Thunder on the Moor series set on the 16th century Anglo-Scottish Border, and the Cross of Ciaran series, where a fifteen-hundred-year-old Celt finds himself in the twentieth century. Andrea is a member of the Romance Writers of America, Long Island Romance Writers, and the Historical Novel Society.


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NIGHT OF THE BLOOD RED MOON

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Book Title: Night of the Blood Red Moon

Author: Patricia Logan

Narrator: John Solo

Publisher: Westburg Publishing Inc (self-published)

Cover Artist: Alexandria Corza

Genre: Contemporary MM paranormal (werewolf) romance

Tropes: Fated mates, Old-fashioned britches ripper

Themes: Forced marriage

Heat Rating:  3 – 4 flames

Length: 67 500 words/ 350 printed pages

It is a standalone story, but as the series develops, an underlying, multiple-story arc will emerge.

The book does not end on a cliffhanger.

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An old-fashioned britches ripper with a tooth and claw twist.

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An old-fashioned britches ripper with a tooth and claw twist.

Being the prince of all werewolves sucks. 

Almost ten years ago, I did my duty and married a female even though I was desperately in love with an older man. When she died giving birth to a child who could never take the throne, I ran. I left home, shirking my responsibilities, knowing eventually they’d catch up to me. Well, they have. My father now insists I marry a female half my age so I can father a proper heir and secure our rule over the First House for several more generations. 

Being chosen to serve the king is a dream come true. 

Even though I grew up poor, I worked hard to support my mother. When my mentor chose me to travel to America with the king, I was unbelievably honored to meet his son, the future ruler of all werewolves. I didn’t know how to react when I first laid eyes on Prince Caster, but he cast a spell over me with a single glance, and my life changed forever. I was not only looking at my future king, but the man made just for me. The moment his lips met mine, I knew this story would end horribly…in either heartache or death.  

Denying destiny is a terrible idea. 

As desperately as I want to ignore my attraction to the common brown wolf, I cannot. The moment I saw the warm glow of his amber eyes, the need to take him into my arms and drag him off to my bed was overwhelming. Alas, I have a duty to perform, and it doesn’t involve the man Mother Nature made only for me. 

This story won’t end well…I just know it.

Night of the Blood Red Moon is a gay romance with an HEA ending. 

About the Author

International bestselling author Patricia Logan, resides in Los Angeles, California. The author of several #1 bestselling romances in English, Italian, French, and Spanish lives in a small house with a large family. When she’s not writing her next thriller romance, she’s watching her grandchildren grow up way too soon, and raising kids who make her proud every day. One of her favorite tasks is coaxing nose kisses from cats who insist on flopping on her keyboard while she types. Married to a wonderful man for 35 years, she counts herself lucky to be surrounded by people who love her and give her stories to tell every day.

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A Beautiful End

Author: Ashley A. Quinn

Narrator: Jenn Lee

Length: 9 hours and minutes

Series: The Broken Bow, Book 1

Producer: Audiobook Empire

Publisher: Ashley Admire

Released: December 20, 2021

Genre: Romantic Mystery; Suspense



Will a threat to London’s life lead her to love? London Scott’s routine, boring life gets a jolt when her niece discovers a woman’s body while out hiking with her boyfriend. It’s just her luck, though, that it’s Sebastian Archer who investigates the murder. Having known the man since childhood, she’s always been the annoying tagalong. Even though she finds him drop-dead sexy, that’s a ship that can never sail now that she’s guardian to her niece and his goddaughter. Two years ago, Seb moved home to take the position as local sheriff, ready for a slower pace and to be closer to his family. That included his best friend’s sister, London. The beautiful innkeeper had held his heart since they were young, but the timing never felt right to start something. When a serial killer murders a woman in his jurisdiction who bears a striking resemblance to London, Seb realizes he could lose her before they ever get a chance. Will London’s reluctance to date the handsome sheriff deliver her into the hands of a psychopath?
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When not writing, you can usually find me with my nose stuck in a book or watching some terrible disaster movie on SyFy. I also love baseball, crafting, and cooking. I live in Ohio with my husband, two kids, three cats, and one very wild shepherd mix. Life is busy and I wouldn’t have it any other way.

After 20+ years as professional NYC actor, I stumbled into some documentary voiceover work. From that moment on, I knew the trajectory of my career had been changed forever. I adore narrating and doing VO, and every job feels like a gift. At Audiobook Empire, audio reigns supreme, narrators are hailed as heroes, and headphones are worn with pride. Marrying pomp and circumstance with quality you can count on, Audiobook Empire is a full-service production house that produces and promotes audiobooks with gusto. Give your audiobook the imperial treatment by producing it with Audiobook Empire.
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Author Ashley A. Quinn’s Top 10 Literary Inspirations
  1. Charlotte Brontë – My absolute all-time favorite book is Jane Eyre.
  2. Jane Austen – Pride and Prejudice comes in a close second to Jane Eyre.
  3. Laura Griffin – Her Tracers series set me down the path to writing romantic suspense.
  4. Janie Crouch – I love her Omega Sector series.
  5. Melinda Leigh
  6. Kendra Elliot
  7. Tess Gerritsen
  8. James Rollins – He and Dan Brown both inspire me to find the twists you don’t see coming.
  9. Dan Brown
  10. Beverly Barton
  • Name: Sebastian Lee Archer
  • Height: 6’5”
  • Hair color: Dark brown
  • Eye color: Brown
  • Build: Muscular, but not overly so. Think swimmer’s build.
  • Occupation: Sheriff of Boone County, Colorado. Former FBI agent.
  • Favorite food: London’s scones and bacon.
  • Favorite color: Green
 
  • Name: London Elizabeth Scott
  • Height: 5’10”
  • Hair color: Strawberry blonde, leaning towards red.
  • Eye color: Blue
  • Build: Athletic, but not overly muscular.
  • Occupation: Owner of The Lilac Inn Bed & Breakfast.
  • Favorite food: Breakfast burritos
  • Favorite color: Lavender
  • “The Boche” from the 1917 movie soundtrack
  • “Run to You” by Pentatonix
  • “Coffee in Bed” by Pentatonix
  • “Avalanche” by James Arthur
  • “Biblical” by Calum Scott
  • “I Don’t Care” by 2Cellos
  • “Love Me Like You Do” by Ellie Goulding
  • “I Choose You” by Sara Bareilles
  • “Engländer” from the 1917 movie soundtrack
  • “A Thousand Years” by Christina Perri
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