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Let it Snow Audiobook Giveaway Event! #snowaudio2020 #audio #audiobooks

Hi everyone,

I’m delighted to be taking part in this amazing cross-genre audiobook giveaway, masterminded by the fabulous Mandy M. Roth.

All you have to do is look for the hashtag #snowaudio2020 on Facebook, Instagram, Pinterest, TikTok, and Twitter and enter the various author giveaways for their fabulous audiobooks.

I’m giving away five copies of Moonstone on Authors Direct (download the amazing app to listen to audiobooks on your favourite device). All you have to do is fill in the form below (yeah, I know it’s a pain to fill in a form but it’s the only way I can be sure to make sure all the entries are safely stored in one place and I don’t miss anyone). I will then use a random number generator on the 16th December to draw my five winners.

**Enter Here**

Best of luck, everyone, and don’t forget to check out the hashtag across your networks to see what other audiobooks are up for grabs!

Happy Listening!

Lucy x

Moonstone Audiobook is Now Available on Audible and Amazon! (@voiceoffholland) #audio #audible #audiobook #reverseharem #rh #whychoose

Hi folks,

I’m delighted to announce that, after a significant delay (on their part, not mine or Frankie’s!), the Moonstone audiobook is finally available at Audible and Amazon, as well as a bunch of other retailers. It’s taken sooooo long!

Anyway, if you were waiting, the wait is over. Get clicking, and please do leave us a review when you’re done. I really can’t emphasise enough how much reviews help both myself and Frankie (my narrator) when it comes to finding new listeners.

Moonstone AudiobookHere’s a reminder of what it’s all about:

Christmas gifts aren’t the only surprises Ginny is going to get this year.

Moonstone Guinevere ‘Ginny’ Miles is in Silver Springs visiting her parents for the holidays. They moved to the town five years ago, and adore their new life here. Used to the hustle and bustle of London, England, Ginny isn’t convinced at first—what’s so great about a small town in Upstate New York, anyway? Despite her own opinions, it’s clear to Ginny the move has done her parents the world of good—they look years younger. There’s clearly something magical about this town.

Following some exploration of her own, Ginny discovers Silver Springs has its charms—Jewels Cafe is amazing, for starters, as is its pumpkin spice latte. Ginny’s drunk a lot of lattes in her thirty-three years, but nothing quite like this.

Her taste buds are still tingling from the tasty treat when she comes across a broken-down truck on the way back to her parents’ place. And when she spots the three gorgeous guys with the vehicle, it’s not just her taste buds that are tingling.

Is Ginny’s vacation in Silver Springs about to get a whole lot more interesting?

Moonstone is a standalone contemporary reverse harem romance. It is part of the Jewels Cafe series.

And you can get your hands (ears?) on it here:
Amazon UK
Amazon US
Audible UK
Audible US
Authors Direct
Apple Books UK
Apple Books US
Barnes & Noble
Chirp
Kobo
Google Play
HiBooks
Hoopla
Scribd

Happy Listening!

Lucy x

An Interview with an Audiobook Narrator – Frankie Holland (@voiceoffholland) #audio #audiobooks #audible #narrator

Hi lovelies,

I am absolutely delighted to be bringing you something a little different today. One of my superb narrators, Frankie Holland, has graciously agreed to be interrogated about her job for my blog. As an author AND a reader, I’m always fascinated by this side of the business, a side I know very little about, so it’s been fabulous to grill Frankie and find out more.

Please welcome Frankie!

When considering a project, what turns you on to a book, and what turns you off a book?

Would I want to read it myself?  Is it something that speaks to me?  Have I worked with this author before, so I know I like their writing style?  Is the project going to sell well?  Do readers like it if the ebook/paper/hardback is already available?

What’s your process when you’ve accepted a new project?

I will always read through the whole book first of all.  It’s really important to me that I know the full story that I am going to narrate.  I make note of any pronunciations I might need clarification on, and start to form ideas for voices as I get to know the characters in the book.  I will ask the author for any direction that they may have for me with regards to pace, tone, style, and any accents/character notes that they feel are important.  I then record a sample for the author, and that is where the honing in on what exactly they want, and what my imagination has come up with comes in.  Once the sample is nailed down and we are both happy, I get to work!

Describe your recording studio to us—include a photo (or more than one) if you have them.

I have a custom-built home recording vocal booth studio.  It is fully acoustic treated which means that my voice doesn’t bounce off the walls and echo, it means my voice will sound much more intimate, like I am right there in the listener’s headphones reading to them!

In my booth I have all the essential technical equipment – microphone, stand, pop shield, interface, headphones, computer, and I also have a comfy chair and cushions, kindle stand, my trusty vocal-zone throat lozenges, a mood lamp as I am without sunlight the whole time I record, and a cushion for my dog when he decides to join me!!

How do you prepare for a recording session?

I start with a vocal warm up, and then a physical warm up.  As I am going to be narrating for hours at a time, it is important to make sure I am fully prepared.  I have a range of vocal exercises that help get my voice ready for recording.  The voice is not just situated in the mouth though, the whole body impacts on your voice, so it is important to move my body, and stretch and warm it up too!  I also make sure I have a big glass of water, and normally a mug of earl grey too.

What are the biggest problems you come across in this job?

Probably time management!!  When the schools were closed because of COVID19 I was so aware of how key my time management is.  It is really important to have boundaries around my work time, I love it so much and if I’m not careful it could eat in to all of my family time too!  When my daughter was off school for 6 months, I found it extremely challenging to divide my time between parenting, crisis home-schooling and booth time.  Now that my daughter has returned to school it is much easier, but I still have to remember that I only have a specific amount of time in the day that the house is empty and I can be fully dedicated to my work.

What are the biggest positives in your job?

Oh my gosh!  That I am living out my actual childhood dreams in reality!!  I always wanted to be a voice actress and audiobook narrator.  I spent a significant portion of my life being consumed with self doubt, and being far too scared to even attempt to try narration.  Now that I live and breathe it, I feel like I have unlocked so much more confidence and happiness and pleasure in the rest of my life too!  I get to READ BOOKS for a living!!  I literally get to breathe life into stories for listening ears.  It is the ultimate honour to be trusted with an author’s work.  I feel such gratitude that I am trusted to do their words justice.

Tell us about the relationship between narrator and author when you’re working on their book.

This honestly depends entirely on the author.  Some authors have a lot more input, and others leave everything to me.  Either way I always keep the channels of communication open, so that no matter who I am working with they know that I value their input, as the book is their creation.  That said, all authors respect that once they have approved the sample of the book that the creative process is up to me after that.  They have final approval of the book at the end, so it is important that anything that they want to be done differently to my initial interpretation is highlighted to me before I start the lengthy process of recording, so that the final audiobook is true to their vision.

Do you have any favourite audiobooks you’ve worked on?

Oh my goodness, how can I pick a favourite?!  For Lucy…  probably our very first collaboration – Stately Pleasures.  It was so well written, so many fantastic saucy scenes, I absolutely LOVED it!  I also really enjoyed Chasing The Chambermaid for Lucy too.  I got to bring out my Scottish accent for a few characters, which was fun, and the mystery of the location and relationships was fun to bring to life!

What’s been your most challenging project to date?

I feel like my latest Lucy Felthouse novel – Search and Rescue has been a real challenge actually.  This book contains 4 male characters, each with distinctly different voices, and 1 female character.  My natural voice is not deep, and so maintaining so many deep voices and accents was quite a challenge, but a challenge I was happy to accept…  Let’s hope Lucy and our listeners enjoy it!

*****

Thank you so, so much to Frankie for taking the time to give us a little peep into your world. I’ve found it fascinating, so I hope anyone reading this will, too!

Here’s a list of the audiobooks Frankie has narrated for me. Please do check them out, and also, once you’ve listened, it’d be awesome if you could leave a review – they really help both myself and Frankie out in terms of us being discovered by other listeners.

And, of course, Search and Rescue, which is coming soon. The eagle-eyed amongst you may already have seen a sneak peek in Frankie’s booth photos 😉

Happy Listening!

Lucy x

Multi-Orgasmic Vol 3 is Now Available in Audiobook Format! (@voiceoffholland) #audio #audiobook #audible #erotica

Multi-Orgasmic Vol 3 AudiobookHi folks,

I’m delighted to announce that, thanks to the amaaaazing Frankie Holland, my erotica collection, Multi-Orgasmic Vol 3 is now available in audiobook format.

So, if you love yourself some sexy short stories and want to have them read to you in dulcet tones, look no further!

Here’s the blurb:

Love erotic short stories? Then check out this third collection of sexy short fiction from the pen of award-winning erotica author Lucy Felthouse.

Felthouse is back with a third volume of her popular short stories. Heating you up this time are tales of tattooed bad boys, unusual bondage, female domination, women taking matters into their own hands, outdoor encounters with strangers, indoor encounters with husbands, spanking, and even a Valentine’s Day surprise.

Enjoy sixteen titillating tales, over 54,000 words of naughtiness packed into one steamy read.

Please note: The stories in this book have been previously published in anthologies, as standalones, and online, but have been re-edited and updated for this book.

Listen here:
Amazon UK
Amazon US
Audible UK
Audible US
Apple Books UK
Apple Books US

Happy Listening (and please don’t forget to leave a review)!

Lucy x

Moonstone is Now Available in Audiobook Format! (@voiceoffholland) #reverseharem #rhromance #rh #whychoose #audio #audiobook

Moonstone AudiobookHi folks,

I’m absolutely thrilled to announce that my contemporary reverse harem romance novella, Moonstone, is now available in audiobook format, thanks to the superbly skilled Frankie Holland!

This is my first time using a different company to produce an audiobook, so things work a little differently and I’m still figuring it all out. But, basically, though it’ll be available at a LOT more retailers, it understandably takes a while to roll out to them all, so if you shop or borrow at a specific retailer or library, you might have to hang fire for a bit. Just keep checking the link below, which I’ll update as soon as I have more links. If you simply can’t wait, though (and I don’t blame you – it sounds amazing!), download your copy today and get listening!

Here’s what it’s all about:

Christmas gifts aren’t the only surprises Ginny is going to get this year.

Moonstone Guinevere ‘Ginny’ Miles is in Silver Springs visiting her parents for the holidays. They moved to the town five years ago, and adore their new life here. Used to the hustle and bustle of London, England, Ginny isn’t convinced at first—what’s so great about a small town in Upstate New York, anyway? Despite her own opinions, it’s clear to Ginny the move has done her parents the world of good—they look years younger. There’s clearly something magical about this town.

Following some exploration of her own, Ginny discovers Silver Springs has its charms—Jewels Cafe is amazing, for starters, as is its pumpkin spice latte. Ginny’s drunk a lot of lattes in her thirty-three years, but nothing quite like this.

Her taste buds are still tingling from the tasty treat when she comes across a broken-down truck on the way back to her parents’ place. And when she spots the three gorgeous guys with the vehicle, it’s not just her taste buds that are tingling.

Is Ginny’s vacation in Silver Springs about to get a whole lot more interesting?

Moonstone is a standalone contemporary reverse harem romance. It is part of the Jewels Cafe series.

See the list of available retailers here: https://lucyfelthouse.co.uk/published-works/moonstone/

Happy Listening!

Lucy x

LGBT Audiobooks Galore! #bookfunnel #audio #audiobooks #audible #lgbt

Searching for your next favorite story?

Look no further! These bestselling LGBTQIA authors have teamed up to offer a delightful selection of new audio books.

**Start Listening Here**

Happy Listening!

Lucy x