Some of you may already know that Renata and I have an audio book version of our variation From Ashes to Heiresses out now, narrated by the incomparable Catherine Bilson. From Ashes to Heiresses is one of our shorter works, a novelette or short story, depending on your definitions, though not the shortest of our works. To be honest, this was on purpose. Even with Catherine doing all she could to help us keep costs down, audio books are expensive to make. As we had absolutely no idea if anyone wanted audio books from us, we selected our shortest work that we feel has a good general appeal (not Christmas themed, for example) and that embodies what are newer work is like (as we both feel that, with practice, we’ve improved in how we write together). In essence, much like when we did a couple large print books last year, the From Ashes to Heiresses audio book is an experiment.
It’s going fantastically well. You’ve all be so supportive. I’m sure it doesn’t hurt that Catherine is an amazing reader. She could read off my list of daily chores and it would sound wonderful (which would probably make doing them nicer).
To celebrate both our From Ashes to Heiresses audio book and how well you’ve all received it, we’re holding a giveaway. We’re giving away 15 free copies in the US and 15 free copies in the UK* To enter, just comment below, telling us if you need a US or UK code.
*We are so very sorry they don’t let us give away free copies in other countries, we truly are. Please let me know if you know of a way to give copies to non US and UK listeners – firstname.lastname@example.org.
Try this sample of our From Ashes to Heiresses Audio Book!
As an aside, it’s likely that the next story we’d consider putting out as an audio book would be either our new novelette, Their Secret Love or our novel, Hypothetically Married. So, when you comment below, let us know if you would rather listen to an audio version of Their Secret Love or of Hypothetically Married. Also, if you can, let us know if you need a US or UK code. If you can’t get a code but still want to show your support for Their Secret Love or Hypothetically Married as an audio book, we’d love to know that as well.
Thank you all so much for your support and feedback. We very much appreciate it!
*Giveaway runs from February 13th to February 27th. Winners will be announced March 1st