Wyvern’s Mate in Audio – on CD!

I love getting boxes in the mail. Last week, I received a box with a few of these in it:

Wyvern's Mate, audio cds, a paranormal romance by Deborah Cooke, narrated by Saskia Maarleveld

They’re the physical CD copies of Wyvern’s Mate in audio. Aren’t they cool?!

Have a listen:

Buy the audiobook:
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The audiobook of Wyvern’s Mate goes on sale September 13, just in time for you to listen up before Wyvern’s Prince goes on sale September 20. Saskia Maarleveld narrated this audiobook and will be continuing with the series: she’ll be recording Nero’s Dream at the same time as Wyvern’s Prince and (fingers crossed) Arista’s Legacy.

The Rose Red Bride Blackstone Edition

The Rose Red Bride by Claire Delacroix, Blackstone audio edition

Another present in the mail yesterday!

This is the physical edition of The Rose Red Bride in audio, from Blackstone Audio. It’s available to libraries and also will be in physical distribution to bookstores. Use either the Downpour or the Blackstone link to order one, and change the option on the dropdown menu to CD’s. (It defaults to digital download.) It’s also interesting to me that Blackstone offers an audio rental option, through Downpour. Check that out on the Downpour product page!

The Blackstone Audio editions are also distributed to Barnes & Noble, so you can order them online from their site. The audio appears as another format option on the book product page – here’s the one for The Rose Red Bride at B&N.

Here’s a sample of the audiobook, narrated by Saskia Maarleveld, as well as the other buy links.

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Fabulous Audiobook Review for The Frost Maiden’s Kiss

The Frost Maiden's Kiss, a medieval romance and third book in the True Love Brides series by Claire Delacroix There’s a wonderful new review of the audiobook of The Frost Maiden’s Kiss at Rabid Reads this morning. This is pretty much the best way to start a day, in my opinion. 🙂 Here’s a snippet:

“The Fae aspect of this book wound through the story in different ways, all the while taking a backseat to the romance between Malcolm and Catriona. While it’s not the focus, it is however the catalyst for many of Malcolm’s decisions concerning Ravensmuir and Catriona. Storytelling back then was one of the few ways of entertainment the people had. A lot of it is in the form of poems and songs. Catriona sings of the Fae, but doesn’t believe in them. This was one aspect that I enjoyed listening to, rather than reading. Not that the narrator sings, but I found it easier to listen, when I would probably have skimmed that part of the book, had I been reading.

I did think the narrator, Saskia Maarleveld did a really good job. She was excellent at the accents she used, all the while keeping it clear for the reader to understand every word. Sometimes a Scots accent is hard to understand for the average person(Outlander anyone?), but not so here. I would like to listen to other audio books by this narrator as she added a lot to the story for me, especially as she portrayed the depths of feelings between the two main characters.

I don’t read that many historical books, although I do like them for a change of pace sometimes, and this one really fit the bill for me. I enjoyed getting to know the main characters, reading the obviously well researched historical aspects, and of course, the romance. As far as the Fae, we do see just enough of them to see how evil they are, and also see how much havoc they can create. There’s threats of war, and someone from Catriona’s past comes around just to cause more drama. There’s some twists here, and I think this is the perfect story for adult historical romance readers that enjoy a paranormal element in their stories.

FYI-It’s not necessary to read any of the other books in this series, in order to enjoy this one.”

Thank you, Lorna at Rabid Reads! And thank you, also to Kimberly at Caffeinated Reviews. You can read the whole review on the blog, right here.

You can read the whole review on the blog, right here.

You can also listen to a sample from the audiobook of The Frost Maiden’s Kiss.

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Audiobooks in Physical Distribution

I received a very cool package last week – actually, there were two packages. Here’s what was inside them:

Blackstone Audio editions of The Beauty Bride and The Rogue, medieval romances by Claire Delacroix

These are the physical DVD editions of my audiobooks, The Beauty Bride and The Rogue. I like that Blackstone offers an option other than downloading the files – they say that libraries like this format.

Blackstone Audio editions of The Beauty Bride and The Rogue, medieval romances by Claire Delacroix

Buy at DownpourYou can pre-order these editions directly from Blackstone through their DownPour portal – that’s the link on the icon with the arrow logo. I’ve linked to the download version for each book, but there’s a little dropdown menu at the top right of the product page. You can toggle between download and CD. They might be available at retailers like B&N when these editions release in August. Libraries can order them through the Blackstone Library portal.

Here are the free samples of each book, so you can have a listen. The Rogue was narrated by Ashley Klanac.

Read an interview with narrator Ashley Klanac.

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The Beauty Bride was narrated by Saskia Maarleveld.

Read an interview with narrator Saskia Maarleveld.

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An Audio Review from Eniko

It seems to be the week for great audio reviews, which makes me very happy. Here’s an awesome one from Eniko for the audiobook of The Warrior’s Prize.

The Warrior's Prize audiobookIt’s a five star review!

“I think this has to be my fave of the series. I loved them all, but this one speaks to me more. Elisabeth is a woman after my own heart, she believes in herself and goes for what she wants and she wants Raphael. I want him too LOL he joins the ranks of my fave book boyfriends. He is rough around the edges because of his life from an early age, but he is a good man. What a twist in the middle of the story, and a bigger one towards the end, bigger than the usual ones the author throws into the story. The story weaves wonderfully, I found myself one moment saying YES and the next OH NOOOO, or laughing the next, it kept me on the edge for sure. A true love-conquers-all story with a well deserved HEA ending *sigh*
Saskia Maarlaveld delivered a gem of a story as usual. Her talent amazes me every time, and her voice is truly a marvel. Thank you for the enjoyable story and the many hours of listening bliss.”

Isn’t that a great review?

Have a listen:

The Warrior’s Prize in audio is available at Amazon, Audible and Apple.