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.

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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.

Join The Fun – It’s Complicated Release Blitz and Give-Away!

Please join us as we celebrate the release of It’s Complicated. Check out the various websites hosting me and discover what inspired me to write It’s Complicated, read an exclusive excerpt and much more. New links will be added throughout the week, so come back often. And don’t forget to enter the contest to win a Roane Publishing $10 gift card.

Red Penn Reviews   – Exclusive Excerpt

Scribbler’s Sojourn   – Inspiration for It’s Complicated

Reviews By Crystal

London’s Scribbles

Compositions of Fervid Melodrama

Liz’s Reading Life

Book Reviews and More By Kathy

It’s Complicated is a sequel to Show No Weakness, and it’s Maggie Lapage’s story. As evident in Show No Weakness, Maggie can stir up trouble at times. She calls it helping people. Others might call it meddling. Tom O’Shay is one of those other people. Problem is he needs her help, whether he wants it or not. And he definitely does not. Just one of the reasons why It’s Complicated.

She’s a children’s counselor devoted to helping others; he’s a stubborn client reluctant to accept her assistance. He wants a warm and loving relationship; she prefers to keep things physical. Professional boundaries dictate neither of them can have what they want.

Having grown up with no one but herself to count on, Maggie Lapage carefully guards her feelings. Professionally, she goes above and beyond to give others the support she wishes she’d had as a child. When she develops a forbidden attraction to a client’s father, she does what she thinks is necessary, to save his family, and to protect her own heart.

Tom O’Shay finds his life caught in a nightmare when he risks losing custody of his daughter. It goes against his character to seek help, but he doesn’t have a choice. That doesn’t mean he has to like it. Everything changes when he falls hard for his daughter’s counselor, and he suddenly has two fights on his hands. One for his daughter, and another for the woman he loves.

It’s complicated, but is it impossible?

Buy links:

Roane Publishing

Amazon.com

Amazon.ca

Barnes and Noble

It’s Complicated Is Now Available For Pre-Order

I’m so pleased that It’s Complicated will be released by Roane Publishing on December 4th. That’s just one week! Meanwhile, it’s available for pre-order on major retail websites.

Amazon.com

Amazon.ca

Barnes and Noble

It’s Complicated is a sequel to Show No Weakness, and it’s Maggie Lapage’s story. As evident in Show No Weakness, Maggie can stir up trouble at times. She calls it helping people. Others might call it meddling. Tom O’Shay is one of those other people. Problem is he needs her help, whether he wants it or not. And he definitely does not. Just one of the reasons why It’s Complicated.

She’s a children’s counselor devoted to helping others; he’s a stubborn client reluctant to accept her assistance. He wants a warm and loving relationship; she prefers to keep things physical. Professional boundaries dictate neither of them can have what they want.

Having grown up with no one but herself to count on, Maggie Lapage carefully guards her feelings. Professionally, she goes above and beyond to give others the support she wishes she’d had as a child. When she develops a forbidden attraction to a client’s father, she does what she thinks is necessary, to save his family, and to protect her own heart.

Tom O’Shay finds his life caught in a nightmare when he risks losing custody of his daughter. It goes against his character to seek help, but he doesn’t have a choice. That doesn’t mean he has to like it. Everything changes when he falls hard for his daughter’s counselor, and he suddenly has two fights on his hands. One for his daughter, and another for the woman he loves.

It’s complicated, but is it impossible?

Please come back next week and join in the Release Blitz fun. I’ll post links to all the festivities right here. Hope to see you!

 

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.

 

Show No Weakness – Award Winning Contemporary Romance

She’s a tenderhearted social worker, looking for her Happy-Ever-After. He’s a distrustful RCMP Corporal who’s sworn off relationships. Factor in a surly teen heading for delinquency, and you have a case of passion and turmoil too explosive to handle.

As a defense mechanism to deal with his guilt and grief over his daughter’s death, Cole Dennison has become an expert at compartmentalizing his feelings. He keeps his personal life private, while making it his professional mission to rescue children in peril.

Joely Sinclair is fiercely protective and openly compassionate. When she meets Cole Dennison, she falls hard. He’s everything she admires in a man, and because she wears her heart on her sleeve, she can’t understand how or why Cole keeps all his emotions to himself.

As much as Cole resents his interest in Joely, with her inquisitive and caring nature, he can’t deny her appeal. Against his better judgment, he becomes involved in both her and her son’s lives. Taylor is in desperate need of a positive male role model, and Cole can’t turn his back on the boy. But when Joely starts talking love, Cole’s inability to commit puts an end to their relationship—until a dangerous situation throws them back together.

When given a second chance at love, will Cole risk letting Joely into his battered heart?

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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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