ALLURE Audiobook Workshop & Conference

The fourth weekend of September 2022 I attended a series of panel workshops and a book signing event in Chicago. Authors and narrators shared their experiences and recommendations for producing independent audiobooks by building relationships and marketing. I met several leading narrators! Looking forward to developing the relationships and putting their recommendations into practice.

Back to School Release! The Cupcake Dilemma by Jennifer Rodewald

Romance and Redemption. Welcome to Rock Creek. 

My name is Kirstin Hill. I'm a simple girl trying to figure out life in a small town. There are a few things you should know about me before we begin. I grew up in the city. I'm a teacher, a first-year teacher (some of you understand that significance). And finally, when it comes to cooking, I'm a disaster. Maybe none of those things seem story worthy, but trust me—I have a story. I call it The Cupcake Dilemma, and it literally changed my life. How? I'm glad you asked. It all started with an extra assignment delegated to me at school right before Valentine's Day.... But before we get too far, let me begin by stating this clearly. I was voluntold. 

©2018 Jennifer Rodewald (P)2022 Jennifer Rodewald

New Release: From Trauma to Transformation

Author Debra Laaser walks readers through "next right steps" to "take trials, trauma, and adversity and use them for positive change in you". My first full length non-fiction production for Tantor Audio and Christian Audio.

Three Releases in June 2022!

Some Stories Are Not Seen by Mindy Hardwick – my first children’s audiobook

Twelve-year-old budding scientist Lucy Lavender loves exploring. After Dad dies, Mom pieces jobs together and struggles to provide a home for Lucy. When Mom is offered a job managing a set of vacation cottages in Sea Rock Cove, the small coastal town where Dad grew up, Lucy hopes this is her chance to have a home and pursue her dream of becoming a marine biologist. As Lucy gets involved with the people of Sea Rock Cove, she learns there is a lot more beneath the surface of the town than just the sea stars at low tide.

Dating for Christians by Dr. Trina Boice and Cooper Boice – a baseball themed relationship guide

When Christians date, they're not looking for a one-night stand or a hook-up. Instead, they're looking for someone to marry and share their life with, as they try their best to live the gospel of Jesus Christ together. Their standards and expectations are high. This book offers practical tips for men and women as they navigate the tricky dating world. The book is written by number one best-selling author Dr. Trina Boice and her son, a dating expert and dating app developer, Cooper Boice. You'll get a kick out of their sense of humor and be inspired by the Bible-based advice.

The COVID-19 Test: Church or God? By Rosemarie Downer – a Christian living guide

The COVID-19 pandemic is a test of our allegiance to the God we serve. Rosemarie Downer will engage you in a thought-provoking discussion of why some lost connection with God or declined spiritually during the COVID-19 restriction on congregate church gatherings. She will engage you in addressing this question: How does your relationship with God before and after the COVID-19 lockdown compare?

June is Audiobook Month!

Monitor your social accounts this month for all things audiobooks! You'll likely see narrators, production houses, authors, publishers, magazines and others promoting audiobooks - and maybe even some giveaways. You'll find me socially on Facebook, Instagram, LinkedIn and Twitter. Be on the lookout for #loveaudiobooks from the Audio Publishers Association and #JIAMwithPANA from the Professional Audiobook Narrators Association. Stay tuned for more!

Another April Release:  Lightning Never Strikes Twice

A threatening letter. Hidden clues. A woman on the run.

Alisa Gosling finds a piece of a letter under a desk in an office she cleans. Curiosity has her locating the other pieces. Putting the puzzle together, she discovers a threatening letter best left hidden. As danger increases after she turns the letter over to the police, she flees to Misty Hollow and the Leaning O Ranch.

Trouble follows her, as the bad guys believe she has something they want. Local law enforcement can’t be trusted.

But she isn’t the only one with danger breathing down her neck. Her landlord, the handsome, Liam O’Ryan has trouble of his own. Turns out the town of Misty Hollow is under a cloud of crime as a drug lord chooses the town as his, and someone has pledged revenge against Liam for a past wrong.

Can Alisa and Liam escape the danger or will they become victims themselves?

Find out in this action-packed romantic suspense that can be listened to as a stand alone.

©2022 Cynthia Hickey (P)2022 Cynthia Hickey

April 2022 Release: Country Romance

Two lonely strangers, a fatherless child, and a snow storm.

Recipe for romance?

If Adele Marten’s troubled childhood taught her anything, it was that family is everything. So when the time comes to keep a promise she made to her dying friend, she knew she would do whatever it takes to reunite a father and son...who have never met. Even risk her fragile heart.

Hard-working single dad, Wyatt Sutton had his hands full raising twin girls and running a ranch, after his wife took off and left them. He’s been doing things on his own for a long time.

When a gorgeous stranger shows up on his doorstep with child she claims is his, Wyatt is thrown for a loop. A simple test can tell him what he already senses...the boy is his.

Too bad it’s not as easy to figure out his feelings for Adele. She’s everything he never knew he was missing, but she has plans—and he already has a family. They are his first priority no matter how beautiful she is.

With goodbye on the horizon, can Adele and Wyatt let go of the past to take a chance on a country romance?

Country Romance is the first book in the Millars Crossing Cowboys romance series. If you like heartfelt explorations of hope, picturesque rural settings, and emotional journeys, then you’ll adore Carolyne Aarsen’s latest sweet romance.

©2020 Carolyne Aarsen (P)2022 Carolyne Aarsen