Audiobook trailer for Pride and Persistence!
I am so pleased to announce the release of the audiobook of Pride and Persistence just in time for Christmas! It will be available through both Audible and iTunes towards the end of December. This has been a real journey in trying to find a narrator but alas, I found Nancy Peterson through ACX.com, right here in my stomping grounds, Utah! I was privileged to have breakfast with her where we discussed each voice of the major and minor characters! I immediately asked Melanie Scherts to make the image to fit their regulations. She did a great job, didn’t she?
But first, to remind you of what the book is about, here is the back cover intrigue for Pride and Persistence. Many have commented in the reviews that this was “50 First Dates meets Pride and Prejudice”. It is a true laugh-out-loud romantic comedy. I veered a bit from my usual romantic dramas and am pleased so many enjoyed it since it was published in March 2014.
Undaunted by a threatening storm, Fitzwilliam Darcy of Pemberley insists he must deliver his letter to Miss Elizabeth Bennet–– then tragedy strikes. Riddled with guilt, Elizabeth comes to the aid of the comatose Mr. Darcy and stays by his side until he regains consciousness. She soon learns that although Mr. Darcy has awoken, he has not returned to himself. And with no memory of his first disastrous proposal, he has concluded that there is nothing he wants more than to propose to Miss Elizabeth.
This humorous journey of love leaves one asking, can persistence pacify prejudice? Can Elizabeth see the real gentleman behind the injury, a man who persists in professing his love to her every chance he gets? In this Regency variation of Jane Austen’s beloved Pride and Prejudice, Mr. Darcy and Elizabeth Bennet both learn the value of persistence.
Hearing my book read aloud is the most thrilling experience since publishing my very first book two years ago! So to keep from bursting, I’ll share with you the events and process. I first put the book up for auditions on ACX.com months ago but didn’t settle on a final contract until a few weeks ago. I picked a portion of my book for the narrators to read to see their talent. I ended up having about 13 auditions to choose from. I had a few delays that were somewhat welcome because I didn’t really have a lot of time to devote to another project. After all, I am working on publishing my Hope Series trilogy, writing my 8th book, marketing all my books, working four 12 hour night shifts as a nurse, being a single mom, and being courted by a fabulous man, who I call Mr. Bookshelf, who has fully swept me off my feet. (You could say I’m a bit busy!) But when I found Nancy, I became motivated to proceed with urgency! The audiobook became more important than several of these tasks in my life.
As soon as we signed the contract, I happened to put feelers out to my daughter’s friend, Zack Barnson, who is a musical genius with a music composition software program. On a whim, I asked him if he could create about a minute’s worth of original music to play before and after the audiobook. My instructions were this: It needs to be fun, and flirty, and romantic and suspenseful and sound like it came from the Regency period. He worked for about three hours and gave me this finished product. I am incredibly excited to share the opening credits for you! Here is the music with an advertisement for its release.
Tell me what you think! Isn’t it amazing? I feel so blessed to find a narrator who is making quick work of the book and also to have an original composition that somehow captures the spirit of the book exactly! I cannot wait to share this with all of you but mostly I’m excited that my father, who does not read anymore will be able to hear my work! He has been asking for an audiobook ever since I first started writing!
If you enjoyed reading Pride and Persistence, or have wanted to read it, I hope you consider listening to it as an audiobook. I have high hopes that you will all enjoy hearing Mr. Darcy propose over and over and over again until Elizabeth finally says yes, each proposal less prideful and arrogant and getting more sweeter and tender, the perfect recipe for swooning! I dare you not to sigh out loud with the last proposal. So look for the audiobook a few days before Christmas!
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