Audio Book Adventure by Deborah Camp
Several years ago, Audible, my literary agent, and I worked out a deal for Audible to buy audio rights to my back list. It was a swell deal and I jumped at it. While I wasn’t crazy about the covers they selected or some of the narrators, in general, I’ve been happy with the results.
After I’d done two books for my Mind’s Eye romantic suspense series, I had my agent approach Audible about them purchasing rights to it. They declined and suggested I do it myself. That is, commission the audio books all on my lonesome. In other words, you pay for it, not us paying you this time. I could understand this. When they purchased my back list, they were growing their library. Their library is humongous now.
So, I put out the word through Audible that I was looking for a narrator and I’d do a royalty split with them. One person answered my summons and I wasn’t thrilled with her “take” on Levi and Trudy. I passed. A year or so goes by and I’m still wishing I could get the first Mind’s Eye book done as an audio book. This time I put out a summons for a narrator, but I will pay up front -- per hour. A LOT per hour.
That did the trick! I received a dozen or more auditions. Now, I’m picky when it comes to Levi Wolfe and Trudy Tucker (the main characters). I make a big deal about Levi having a raspy voice in the books. Therefore, I had promised myself I wouldn’t go through with the audio book unless I could find someone who could do a sexy male voice and a good female voice. I listened to the auditions and marked most of them "Nope" and a few "Maybe." Then I heard marvelous Matt Haynes. (Pardon me while I swoon.) Oh, jeez. I was in author heaven! He nailed the voices. All of them. Plus, he’s a great “narrative” actor. What a talent! He has several videos on YouTube and one of them is a talk he gave at a library where he discusses his work as a narrator. It’s fascinating and I urge to watch it if you’re interested in how these are done.
Therefore, I grimaced only slightly when I paid him after his wonderful work was done. Through His Eyes is now a spectacular audio book, available on Amazon, Audible, iTunes, etc. I’m so proud of it and I loved every minute working with Matt on it. It was so much fun I can hardly wait to do it again. I’m saving my pennies, putting every extra dollar aside to “produce” the next one -- Through His Touch -- with Matt, of course.
Go give it a listen. You can “sample” it free!
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Happy Reading and Listening,
Sexy Romantic Suspense from bestseller Deborah Camp! Psychics, paranormal elements, hot chemistry!
Someone is stalking women and murdering them in Key West.
Psychics Levi Wolfe and Trudy Tucker join forces to help identify the murderer and stop him. Levi can channel the deceased victims and Trudy can tap into the mind of the killer. As a psychic detective team, they're formidable. As lovers, they discover that they're insatiable.
As they grow closer, Trudy wonders if Levi will ever completely trust her and let her know his heart. Levi struggles with his new, tender feelings toward Trudy and worries that she might be in over her head with him and with the case they're working on.
Because if Trudy can see through the killer's eyes, can the killer see her?
Through His Eyes – Excerpt
Trudy blinked and blinked again. A shudder convulsed through her and then life blazed in her green eyes again. A whimper escaped from her.
“Thank God.” Levi pulled her into his arms and rocked her back and forth. “Jesus, that scares the shit out me, so I can only imagine what it does to you.”
“What?" Her voice was muffled against his chest.
Reluctantly, he held her a little away from him and met her questioning gaze. “What did you see? What does she look like? Do you know her name?”
Trudy drew in shaking breath and closed her eyes. “She’s about my age, taller than me, white-blond hair and it’s piled up on her head in a high ponytail. She’s stacked. Big boobs – probably double D’s – small waist, small hips, tanned legs. She’s wearing cutoffs and a white t-shirt and she’s barefoot.”
“Is she with anyone? Is Zelda with her?”
She puckered her brow, deep in thought. “I think she’s with a group of people, but I’m not sure.”
“Let’s go find her.” He stood up, pulling her to her feet. “We’re only two blocks away.” Bending his knees, he ducked down to capture her gaze. Her cat eyes were swimming with unshed tears. “Are you okay?”
She nodded and wiped the moisture from her lashes. “I’m fine now. My head was foggy there for a minute, but I feel okay, I think.”
Slipping an arm around her shoulders, he set off with her toward the crowds at Key West’s most famous square where a woman had been marked for death by a madman.
Buy Link: https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00J39TSLQ/ref=series_rw_dp_sw
Buy Link: https://www.audible.com/search?searchAuthor=Deborah+Camp&ref_=a_search_c4_1_1_1_srAuth&qid=1504719543&sr=1-1
Amazon Author Page: https://www.amazon.com/Deborah-Camp/e/B001HOGDMW/ref=dp_byline_cont_ebooks_1
You tube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5_LYCOqggv8
This is a video for the latest one. But there's one on youtube for Through His Eyes, too.
Through Her Eyes by Deborah Camp