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Want Audiobook Bargains? I’ve Got Some For You! #audiobooks #audio #amlistening #reverseharem #rh #rhromance #whychoose

Hi you lovely lot,

For those of you who like to listen to audiobooks, I have some excellent news. For a limited time, several of my audiobooks are discounted at various retailers. The discounts may vary or end at any time, so I’m just going to drop the links and advise you to double check for yourself before purchasing.

Here goes:

Moonstone: Apple | Barnes & Noble | Chirp | Google Play

The Long Night: Apple | Barnes & Noble | Chirp | Google Play

Search and Rescue: Apple | Barnes & Noble | Chirp | Google Play

Cut and Run: Apple | Barnes & Noble | Chirp | Google Play

Please do share these amazing deals with your audiobook-listening buddies! Audiobooks are expensive and time-consuming to produce, so the more I sell, the more likely it is I’ll be able to produce more in the future. It helps my wonderful, hard-working narrators, too.

Happy Listening!
Lucy x

Cut and Run Now Available in Audiobook Format! (@voiceoffholland) #audiobook #audio #audible #reverseharem #rh #rhromance #whychoose #thriller

Hi lovelies,

I am unbelievably excited to let you know that, thanks once again to narrator extraordinaire Frankie Holland, Cut and Run (The Dreadnoughts book two) is now available in audiobook format! Rejoin Kim and the gang as they flit between the Scottish Highlands and London, doing their best to stay alive and protect the ygrene. The audiobook is available from all the usual audio retailers as well as libraries. I hope you enjoy it and will consider leaving a review when you’re done – they really help!

Here’s a reminder of what it’s all about…

Kim’s on track to save the world—but will she pay with her life?

Kim Medhurst, ex-British military intelligence officer turned scientist and climate activist, has a vitally important project on her hands. The mysterious object she set out to retrieve from the remote Scottish island has the potential to power the entire planet. All she needs to do is figure out exactly how to make it happen, and the Scottish Highlands seems the perfect place to complete her research in peace—as well as enjoy the company of the gorgeous Greig twins.

Unfortunately, things aren’t that simple. Someone knows what Kim’s up to and wants to get their hands on her and the object she now calls the ygrene. As if that wasn’t concerning enough, Chastain goes missing, spurring Kim and the others into action. The team’s newfound abilities come in handy as they attempt to find their friend and navigate the murky underworld of dirty energy and those who profit from it.

But, even with their powers, will they be a match for a greedy megalomaniac with no morals?

PLEASE NOTE: Cut and Run has a cliffhanger ending.

Cut and Run is the second book in The Dreadnoughts reverse harem romance series.

Listen Now:
Amazon UK
Amazon US
Audible UK
Audible US
Audiobooks.com
Authors Direct
Apple Books UK
Apple Books US
Barnes & Noble
BingeBooks
Chirp
Kobo
Google Play
Scribd

eBook and print links available here.

Happy Listening!

Lucy x

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

Hi lovelies,

I’m really, really excited to announce that my superhero/military mashup reverse harem novel, Search and Rescue (book one in The Dreadnoughts series) is now available in audiobook format! As always, my narrator Frankie Holland did a spectacular job bringing the story to life, and I’m really excited for you all to hear it!

Blurb:

Kim’s trying to save the world—but is she actually going to make things worse?

Kim Medhurst is an ex-British military intelligence officer turned scientist and climate activist. A thrilling, potentially world-changing discovery leads her to a cave on a remote island off the Scottish coast. But before she can return to the mainland, a natural disaster traps her in the cave with limited food and water. Fortunately, she is an intelligent and resourceful woman who made a backup plan even before she stepped out of her own front door.

Enter Jason Chastain—owner and operator of a private security firm—and his friends Aidan Smith and twins Taylor and Joshua Greig. The foursome are also ex-military, so rescuing Kim should be a walk in the park for them. However, her discovery is so top secret she hasn’t even told Chastain and his buddies precisely what their mission is—instead relying on money and intrigue to get them to do the job. It works, until a series of events turn the rescue mission into an escape mission. Throw in a further revelation that will change all of their lives irrevocably and Kim begins to wonder if she’s bitten off more than she can chew.

Should she have left things well alone, or can this colossal mess be turned into something positive? This is about so much more than just five human beings, after all.

PLEASE NOTE: Search and Rescue has a cliffhanger ending.

It will take a while for the audiobook to roll out to all retailers (that’s beyond my control, unfortunately), but below is the list of where I’ve been able to find it so far. It’s also available for many library systems to order, so if you loan books from your local library, please do ask if they can get hold of it for you!
Audiobooks.com
Authors Direct
Apple Books UK
Apple Books US
Chirp
Kobo
Google Play
HiBooks
Scribd

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!

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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