This strange noir mystery short story may have only been released as a solo ebook in November 2019, but this story actually has quite a history. This story was entered into a competition back in 2012 with a publisher who is no longer active. It came in as a semi-finalist, the first award I ever received for my writing. It was ultimately published twice by them in two editions. Once as part of the anthology, RealLies, which you still might be able to find in print somewhere. Then again as a standalone story. I almost ended up having a novel of mine published with them, but then negotiations fell apart and ultimately the publisher closed its doors.
Long story short, the rights came back to me. For the longest time I didn’t know what I wanted to do with it. At almost 10,000 words, it was too long to really submit to most short story calls and it was far too unique to really fit into an anthology of my own work. Trolls that change form, a film noir style, and a hard boiled detective story surrounded with sarcasm and a dry sense of humor, it had a hard time fitting in anywhere.
Then in November 2019, I got curious about independent publishing. I was sad that this weird and funny story was gathering dust on my computer and I didn’t like that I associated it with its previous publisher. It needed a new place to call home but was far too strange to fit in anywhere. So I decided to self publish it.
Now I’m happy to announce that it is available in AI audiobook format, free to listen to in its entirety on Youtube. For the first time in ten years, it’s available in an audiobook format.
Rest assured, it’s still a strange and has a very dry sense of humor, but I’ll always have a soft spot for it. I hope you’ll take an hour and give it a listen, if you’re okay with trolls speaking with an AI voice!
For years I’ve struggled to produce audiobooks for many of my stories due to the high price point. Especially for my shorter works. This has been frustrating since I know I have readers who prefer some form of audiobook over ebooks. It’s always been an accessibility issue that’s bothered me. It can exclude readers with eyesight issues or those who are uncomfortable with ebooks.
I’m happy to share that with the power of Google AI, I finally have the chance to get many stories into audiobook format that never would have had the chance before such as Night Feeders.
I admit I listen to a lot of AI audio on YouTube. Spooky Reddit stories are some of my favorite late night content when I want entertaining background noise. I’ve gotten accustomed to AI voices reading stories. When I found out that this was an option and other authors were doing this too, I knew I had to join in.
I’m happy to share that I now have my first AI read audiobook up on YouTube with my short story, Night Feeders! It’s also available on Google Play for the same price as the ebook. I plan to have it on my Ko-Fi shop and possibly Kobo too.
Look for more AI audiobooks to be posted up on YouTube soon. Be sure to Like, Share, and Subscribe so you don’t miss them!
We are less than a month away from the release of Chosen, the final book in the Stolen trilogy! This series has been an incredible journey and I’m so thrilled that in just a few weeks the entire series will be available. I’m celebrating this moment with a cross-platform giveaway!
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Winners will be announced on the release day for Chosen, March 23rd! I’ll comment to your response below to let you know you’ve won, and I’ll be posting the winners here on my website too on release day.
There’s still time to pre-order your copy of Chosen, or to dive into the Stolen series for the first time!
I’m so excited to be able to announce that The She-Wolf of Kanta is now available on audiobook through Audible! It’s read by the amazing actress, Kyra McFarland, who really knows how to bring these characters to life. The sample I listened to just blew me away and I can’t wait to hear how she brought the rest of these characters to life.
I love audiobooks. Ever since I bit the bullet and got into Audible last year, I’ve been tearing through my To-Read list. I’m well on my way to reaching my Goodreads Reading Challenge for this year. I listen to books on my daily work commute, while I’m at the gym, and sometimes when I’m doing the dishes. Being able to do things while I listen to books has expanded my genre interests so much. Since I do the subscription every few months and get a free credit which is essentially a free book, I’ve tried books I never thought I would. So you can imagine how thrilled I was that a book that I wrote is now available there!
It’s one of those things you think would be fantastic to happen, but figure it’ll never happen to you – and yet here I am. I worked closely with Kyra and Olivia (my publisher over at Radiant Crown Publishing) throughout the process. Both were very supportive of the piece and worked hard to make sure it was the best it could be. I’m so grateful to both of their help!
If you don’t have an Audible subscription, no worries, you can download it for less than $5 on the site. It’s almost as cheap as the eBook version!
Mercy has always dreamed of becoming a werewolf trapper like her father. In Kanta, one must learn how to survive one way or another. A dark-skinned, blue-eyed young beauty, Mercy understands that she brings out the beast in monsters and men. When a routine werewolf delivery turns into a vicious assault from a pair of human traffickers, Mercy’s life changes forever. Somehow she must endure in a dangerous city where women and werewolves are hunted.
Y’all know I’m a huge fan of audiobooks. I’ve listened to several of them on my commute this year, from Stephen Kong’s IT to The Golem and the Jinni by Helene Wecker. So I was super pleased to find out that my awesome publisher, Radiant Crown Publishing, wanted to publish The She-Wolf of Kanta in audiobook format too!
I’m happy to announce that Kyra McFarland will be narrating the audiobook, and I honestly couldn’t be happier! She has a wonderful voice and does excellent voices to match the sound of the characters. I’m looking forward to hearing her bring my characters to life.