Visual Effects is Available in Audio!!

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I’m excited and pleased to announce my second audio book, Visual Effects, is now listed on Amazon and Audible. I’ve updated my bookshelf with the new links, (as well as the links to Dare To Risk All’s audio book) but to make it easy for you to find them, I’ll include Visual Effect’s links right here.

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Audible.com

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If you’re not yet a member of Audible, your first book is free.

If you’re interested in receiving a free copy of Visual Effects in exchange for an honest review, please email me at joycemholmes@yahoo.ca or leave a comment below. Thanks.

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Stellar Reviews For Dare To Risk All Audio Book

The audio version of Dare To Risk All has been available for about two weeks now, and the positive reviews have been pouring in, on Audible.com and a few on Amazon.com.

I’ve posted some samples below, and you can read them in their entirety on Audible’s website. (Canadians have to click the Audible.com link on the top bar to get to the American site)

5 Stars – A very heartwarming story, I loved it very much. The story was well written and very cute and adorable. A very good story to have in my car and listen to it while driving.

5 Stars – Lots of drama and a very enjoyable read.

5 Stars – Joyce M Holmes wrote the story beautifully of Tessa and Ben (plus lovable pet Milo). Lili Dubuque was an excellent choice for this performance. She added to the book with her easy tempo and smooth voice…The author wrote very realistic characters and had the right amount of tension and competition in the book. Well done.

5 Stars – I really enjoyed this book. This story is full of real life issues that deal with decisions and the outcomes as well. The narration was good and kept you entertained.

5 Stars – There were many ups and downs and a plethora of ‘woulda, coulda, shoulda’ – the very definition of the risk we take when we fall in love. The narrator was a great choice. She kept the listen flowing…made the great moments in this obstacle course very personal.

4 Stars – The story has a very interesting premise. It has a unique way of showing how the characters interact with each other. Very good audio book and enjoyed listening.

4 Stars – A good back and forth book with some good and some not so nice sub characters thrown in. I think the narrator did a great job too. This was my first listen for this author and narrator and I’d definitely but another of her books.

4 Stars posted on Amazon – Cute sweet romance story. Great characters. Loved Milo. The narrator did a good job with the characters voices.

You can find links to reviews for all  my books listed here.

Dare To Risk All Is Now Available In Audio!

I actually have some writing news to share today. It’s so exciting to announce that one of my books, Dare To Risk All, has been released as an audio book!

I hate to admit it, but I’d never actually listened to an audio book before I started this process with Dare To Risk All, so I wasn’t sure what to expect. My narrator, Lili Dubuque, has a lovely voice, and she did a wonderful job with the narration. While doing the listen-through of the final audio file, I felt a little disconcerted at first because the words she spoke weren’t always exactly the same as my written version. After I got over that perfectionist obsession, I thoroughly enjoyed listening to the story, and I hope everyone else will take as much pleasure in it as I did.

The audio version is listed on Amazon.com, Amazon.ca, Audible.ca and Apple’s IBooks. I’d love for you to check it out!

I want to give The Wild Rose Press a huge shout-out and thank you for initiating the conversion of their catalog to audio. Dare To Risk All was part of this daunting process, and I’m thrilled that a narrator has recently been selected for Visual Effects, so it is also being made into an audio book. I’ll certainly let everyone know as soon as it becomes available.

These Are A Few Of My Favourite Reviews…

One of the nicest things a reader can do for an author is to post a review. Especially a heartfelt, positive review. There are several places to do this, including Goodreads, publishers’ websites and retail websites, such as Amazon or Barnes and Noble. A review doesn’t need to contain a lot of words, just an honest opinion about a book the reader enjoyed. While I’d love to have more reviews, I’ve been blessed to receive some very lovely ones, and I appreciate them all.

These are a few of my favourites.

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You can find more review links here.

 

Visual Effects – Contemporary Romance

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Drey Winston is a fierce competitor who enjoys challenging her mind and body. But when it comes to her heart—no one ever gets close enough to compete for it. Having grown up believing she was an unwanted burden to her parents, she prefers to keep her feelings well hidden. Just when her hard-fought goals are finally within reach, the audacious Jesse Devlin comes along to breach her carefully guarded defenses.

After a disastrous marriage early in life, Jesse Devlin prefers strings-free relationships. Confident and outgoing, he gets along well with women, but his natural charm can’t seem to penetrate Drey Winston’s aloofness. While attempting to win her over, he’s the one who ends up losing his heart.

Can this commitment-phobic bachelor convince the stubbornly independent woman he loves that his feelings—and hers—are the real deal?

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Dare To Risk All – Contemporary Romance

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Tessa Caldwell’s carefully structured world is thrown into chaos when the handsome stranger she had an uncharacteristic fling with reappears in her life. Ben not only gets the promotion she thought was hers, but is also intent on resuming their physical relationship. Although Tessa’s rational mind insists on a professional association, both her heart and her traitorous body have other ideas. Can her sensible nature possibly win against such temptation?

Memories of the petite blonde with large, blue eyes have haunted Ben Dunham for months. When he transfers to her branch, he anticipates picking up where they left off. Reality doesn’t match memory when the cool and collected lady wants no part of him. If he intends to pursue Tessa, he has to earn her trust. The problem is, Ben carries a dark and dangerous secret. How does he get Tessa to trust him when he can’t trust himself?

Can a forever kind of girl and a for-the-moment kind of guy take a risk on love?

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Stepping Away…

Thank you for stopping by my blog. Monday Musings is currently on hiatus while I tend to other projects. I’ve left links below to some of my more popular topics in case you’d like to browse. I promise most of them include gorgeous photos.

Or you can pop over to my bookshelf or excerpts if you want more information on my books.

I’ll see you all in a few months. Happy reading!

Link to:  My experience with torn and detached retinas

Link to:  Cruising around historic Cuba

Sunday Funday Adventures – Exploring the Okanagan

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Link to:  Beautiful beaches and hiking trails on Vancouver Island

Link to:  Monkeys and more at Sandos Caracol and Riviera Maya

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Link to:  Fun in Palm Desert and San Diego, California

Steamboats on the Old Man River, trolley cars and beignets…Adventures in New Orleans

Icebergs and rowhouses…Exploring Nova Scotia and Newfoundland

Favourite Furry Pets – And a few not so furry ones, too