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June is Audiobook Month


June is Audiobook Month!

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June is audiobook month. I am a SERIOUS audiobook addict. Any moment I’m not working, I’m listening. I can carry on conversations and go about my day with the book still going, rarely having to rewind as long as it’s not an involved conversation. I mean, I take breaks, of course lol. My husband likes to talk occasionally. 😉 But even with the people who enable my habit (thank you, by the way 😊), with my Audible membership, and with whispersync audio so I never actually pay full price for an audiobook, it can be an expensive habit. However, it’s worth EVERY penny to my sanity.

I have thousands of kindle books lol, but even when I have the book itself, I get upset and just say, “oh well,” if I can’t find the audio. Reading used to be my absolute favorite thing in the world to do. When my job made it hard to differentiate between work and pleasure reading, listening became a lifeline I grasped with both hands. (It’s harder to hear mistakes, though I still find myself hearing them more the longer I listen lol).

Listening takes books and makes them into movies in my head–complete with different character voices if the narrator is good. (I only listen to good narrators. If I can’t handle the person’s voice, I can’t make it through the book. That is one of the only downs to audio. The other is that not every book is available on audio.)

Audio, just as paper or electronic books used to do (and still do in work), transport me out to places I’ve never been and takes me on adventures that leave me reeling. The best thing about audio is that you don’t have to just sit and take hours doing nothing. You can clean while surviving the apocalypse, you can walk the track while sailing the high seas, you can drive while falling in love with a new character, and you can sit through your kids many practices and games “watching” with the secret earbud in your ear while you find the cure for the zombie outbreak.

I always thought I wouldn’t be able to concentrate on them. That because my brain never stops, I wouldn’t comprehend them. It was a challenge at first. It’s something you have to kind of teach yourself. And depending on your mood, some days are harder than others. But eight times out of ten, it’s a seamless connection. One that calms my heart rate, soothes my worries, sweeps away my stress, and allows my brain to find the peace it needs.

If you have an anxious brain or one that never stops with the worrying, what haves, what might bes, what you need to do, what everyone else needs, etc, audio is like a Xanax. It’s allows for me time with a simple slip of a bud in your ear. With only one in, you can stay attuned to the world, listen to your kids, answer questions, and live a normal life. But when you get the rare chance to slip them both in, it’s a transportation to a place that only exists in the ether of you and the words. It’s bliss.

Audio has transformed all the mundane parts of my life that were usually filled with my brain on overdrive into enjoyable tasks (well, cleaning is never enjoyable lol, but a book makes it bearable 😉). It opened up more opportunities to experience new things. It got me off the couch in my spare time.

This month, I challenge you to try an audiobook. Pick one you’ve wanted to read, listen to the sample and make sure the narrator is a great one, or ask for recommendations. Keep an open mind and slip on the headphones. (Wireless ones where you can choose to put in one or both buds are the best.) Escape to another world while you do your chores or on your commute. Let me know how you like it. ‪#‎audiobookmonth‬ ‪#‎iloveaudio‬

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My recommendations for audiobooks are:

Until the End of the World is free on Amazon, so don’t use these series as your free Audible credits if you are a new member. It is whispersync ready, which means if you buy the kindle book for $0.00, you get the audio for a reduced rated. I think it was like $2.99 after buying the eBook. The whole series is amazing. I think they are all also whispersync ready. However, the novella, So Long, Lollipops, is FREE on Audible, but $0.99 on Amazon, so don’t buy it on Amazon. Don’t listen to it first either. It has to be listened to after the first book.

 

 

 

The Lunar Chronicles is also an amazing series that you must check out. The narrator is so good. If you are new to Audible, these are the books you should get for free when you sign up.

 

 

 

 

Of course, anybody who knows me knows I LOVE Harry Potter. The audio of the books is amazing. Even if you have read the books, you must listen to them. It is a whole new experience altogether.


 

 

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Roommate Romance Boxed Set

Hearts and Kisses: 12 Contemporary Valentine Novels and Novellas Boxed Set

Elite Metal: Eight-Novel Cohesive Military Romance Boxed Set (Elite Warriors Book 1)

Heroes to Swoon For Boxed Set: 11 Sizzling Contemporary Romances

The Kylie Ryans Series: Girl with Guitar, Girl on Tour, Girl in Love (extended edition)

Project Terminal Box Set

The Morgan Sisters Boxed Set

Seasons of Change Box Set, Books 1-4 & Bonus Stories: Young Adult Romance Novellas

Eden High Series One: The Eden High Series Boxed Set, Books 1-6

Supernatural Six: Origins: 6-Book Boxed Set

Love Brings Us Home (Inspirational Romance Box Set): Seven Christian Romances Celebrating Faith and Family

Seasons of Love (Holiday Romance Box Set)

Be Mine: Ten Erotic Romances for Valentine’s Day

Love in the City (The Complete Collection Boxed Set)

$0.99 Sale and a Freebie (Stardust and Twist)


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Stardust: A Futuristic Romance Collection

Welcome to a world where space travel by the common man is as normal as getting on a plane, life has been discovered on other planets, humans travel light-years to find their soul mates, technology exists along the lines that we have only imagined, and a passport will take you anywhere.

Stardust… where love has no boundaries and worlds are just waiting to be discovered.

Ten different authors. Ten tales of fantastical love. Ten different ways to discover the stars.

Zero by Rene Folsom
ISAAC by Michael Loring
World Wide Gone by Bart Hopkins
Life Companion by M.L. Ryan
Born Ready by Katheryn Van Pelt
Show Me by Magen McMinimy
New Eden by Eaton Thomas Palmer
Love Forgotten by Stephanie Summers
What Happens on Destiny 2… by Tara Moeller
Brandy by Carrie Avery Moriarty

Edited by: Cynthia Shepp
Cover & Interior Designer: Rene Folsom

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Featured Stories:

“Voices of the Soul” by Rene Folsom
“Number 18” by Michael Loring
“Sweet Lenora” by Bart Hopkins
“Truth or Dare” by Jon Messenger
“Suburban Zombie” by Anthony Lance
“All I Want for Christmas” by Jason Brant
“In the Eyes of the Beholder” by Penelope Anne Bartotto
“Little Tchotchkes” by Nicki Scalise
“I am Serna” by Magen McMinimy
“Bloodlines” by S. L. Dearing
“Metronome” by Eaton Thomas Palmer

Edited and Compiled by Cynthia Shepp & Rene Folsom

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For one month only (ends 6-12), every person who schedules an edit for this year will receive a free blurb edit and critique. That is a $25 value!

Editing Services by Cynthia Shepp

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Branded (Fall of Angels)

Shattered Promises (Shattered Promises, #1)

Brightest Kind of Darkness: Book 1

Forbidden Forest (The Legends of Regia)

The Girl in the Box Series, Books 1-3: Alone, Untouched and Soulless

Three of a Kind: Tales of Luck, Chance & Misfortune

Colony Z: The Island (Vol. 1)

Beacon (Part I) (Beacon Saga)

Deep Into the Game (Book 1) (S. W. Tanpepper’s GAMELAND)

The Bionics

The Dead Road: Vol. 1 – Isolation

SUGAR PLUM (Damselfly)

Project ELE (ELE Series #1) (The ELE Series)

The Woodlands (The Woodlands Series)

Heartkeeper (Heartkeeper Saga)

Wind Warrior (World Aflame)

Rising (The Rising Series)

The Key (The True Reign Series)

Concealed in the Shadows

The Mind’s Eye (SYNSK)

Wicked Hunger (Someone Wicked This Way Comes)

Rumors (A Lingering Echoes Novella)

Burden of Sisyphus (Brink of Distinction)

Night Marchers

After: First Light (AFTER post-apocalyptic series, Book 0)

A Wild Night’s Encounter : Friend Zone 1

Surrender (Surrender – Book 1)

Chase (#1) Erotic Romance (Power Players Series)

Big Girls Do It Boxed Set

The Sheik’s Dangerous Lover

Voices of the Soul (Soul Seers #1)

Heart You (Roommate Romance #1)

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Stalkers: A Collection of Thriller Stories

Roommate Romance Boxed Set

Nice Girl to Love: The Complete Three-Book Collection (#1 Resisting, #2 Falling, #3 Choosing)

Love Me, Cowboy: A Copper Mountain Rodeo Anthology

Warrior Unleashed (Mythrian Realm Series)

Breaking the Nexus (The Mythrian Realm)

Broken and Screwed (The BS Series)

Love Me, Cowboy: A Copper Mountain Rodeo Anthology

Revenge (Volume 1)

Holding Onto You (Never Letting Go)

Love’s First Bite Boxed Set (6 vampire romances)

Very Bad Things (Briarcrest Academy)

Undescribable

Love Square

His Ever After (Love Square)

Because You’re Mine (Mine #1)

Driven (The Driven Trilogy)

The Captive Maiden

The Merchant’s Daughter

The Fairest Beauty

The Healer’s Apprentice

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A Certain Slant of Light

Reaching Out For You (Never Letting Go)

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First Comes Love

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Every High School has their social outcasts. The band nerds, the math geeks, the chess club, the girl that chews her hair, but at Butler High, even the creepy nose picker in the chess club is more popular than Caleo Anima. No matter what he did, his pale skin, snow white hair, and piercing blue eyes always made him an easy target. He used to think that the only way things could get worse would be if someone found out that he was gay, but that isn’t even the tip of the iceberg of problems after a mysterious stranger shows up and changes Caleo’s life forever.

Hidden amongst our society, a secret and magical race of people known as ‘Leeches’, have been engaging in civil war for decades. Both sides are desperately searching for a weapon with unlimited power that will give them the advantage they need to rule their world. This wouldn’t mean anything to Caleo, except for one problem…He is that weapon!

Forget making it through High School. Caleo has bigger problems! As the search for him goes on, the world is quickly crumbling around him. He’s now fighting for his life and the life of what little family he has left. With the help of new friends, he has little time to try and master his newly found powers as he tries to figure out who he can trust, who is trying to use him, and who just wants him dead. One wrong step and being the awkward pale outcast will be the least of his worries.


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What if you knew the exact date and time the world will end, what would you do?

Sam Tucker was faced with that dilemma when he began getting visions of the Earth’s demise. Luckily for him, he was able to save his family and as many people as he could before the tragic event occurred, and he did so with the help of unknown visitors. With Earth now destroyed, Sam, his family, and thousands of other lucky survivors must live the rest of their lives on a faraway planet in a Dome that simulates life on Earth. But Sam’s mind can’t seem to rest as a few questions arise. Why did the aliens save them? How did they know about Earth’s sure fate? And exactly what are they hiding?

Emma Tucker begged for an escape from her boring life but never in a million years did she think it would come at the destruction of Earth. Living on a new planet and finding it difficult to get rid of her rebellious habits, Emma finds herself making friends with a member of the alien race and it soon develops into an unexplainable love; a love that is more dangerous than she could ever imagine. While her father is searching for his own truths, she has no idea that she is stumbling on a truth of her own.

Told from the point of view of both Sam and Emma, author Nova Sparks takes readers on a journey to discover love, fate, faith, truth, and the mystery of the DOME!


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44 Boxed Sets (Amazon Kindle) at BLOWOUT Prices!


BOXED SET BLOWOUT!

All the books below are boxed sets, between $0.00 and $4.99. Actually, I think only three are $4.99, and the rest are $3.99 and under. There are a BUNCH that are only $0.99. This is a HUGE collection. These boxed sets have anywhere from 2-12 FULL-LENGTH books in them, for absolutely bargain prices. There is something for everyone: Paranormal, Shifters, Vampires, Romance, Suspense, Dystopian, Apocalyptic, Erotica, and so much more. Make sure you look at the price before you buy! Some of these are SALE prices and are subject to change!

$0.99: New Adult Romance Boxed Set (The Addicted To You Collection)  

$0.99: Love Me Tonight – Four Erotic Romance Stories for Valentine’s Day

$0.99: Daughter of Darkness Trilogy:

$2.99: Box Set: The Turning Series (Book 1 and 2): 

$0.99: Blind Wolf: The Complete 4 Book Paranormal Shifter Romance Boxed Set: 

$0.99: Romance through the Ages (7 Book Romance Boxed Set): 

$2.99: Midnight Ink – Boxed Set (New Orleans Kink Love And Ink): 

$2.99: H.T. Night’s 8-Book Vampire Box Set: 

$0.99: Paranormal Nights (Paranormal Romance Boxed Set): 

$0.99: Immortal Ops Box Set Books 1-4 (Shifter Romances):

$0.99: The Ultimate Romantic Suspense Set (8 Romantic Suspense Novels): 

$3.99: Epic Apocalypse – Apocalyptic Horror Boxed Set – 6+ Bundle: 

$4.99: Box Set: A Rendezvous with Reign (4 Novels): 

$0.99: LOVE in a Small Town (Ladies of Legend Boxed Set): 

$4.99: Soul Seers Boxed Set: 

$2.99: Billionaire Romance Boxed Set: 7 Steamy Novels: 

$0.99: Bodyguards Boxed Set: 

$1.99: WARRIOR SERIES Boxed Set (Military Romances – 4 Complete Novels): 

$2.99: A Naughty Little Christmas Boxed Set: 

$4.99: Dangerous Attraction Romantic Suspense Boxed Set: 

FREE: Seasons of the Moon Series, Books 1-4: Boxed Set: 

$0.99: Supernatural Six Boxed Set: 

$0.99: The Seaside Series (New Adult Rocker Boxed Set): 

$2.99: Got Thrills Boxed Set: 

$0.99: 5 Nights (Sinful Delights Romance – Boxed Set):

$0.99: Romance Super Bundle Boxed Set: 

$2.99: Shades of Pleasure Boxed Set: 

$0.99: Magic After Dark Boxed Set: 

FREE: Big Girls Do It Boxed Set: 

FREE: The Descent Series, Books 1-3:

$2.99: The Alpha’s Touch Boxed Set: 

$2.99: Vampire Love Story Boxed Set: 

$0.99: Pack Wars Boxed Set: 

$3.99: The His Submissive Series Complete Collection: 

$3.99: Alpha Billionaire Boxed Set: 

$2.99: Ravenous Romance Box Set: 

$2.99: A Taste of Tomorrow – The Dystopian Boxed Set: 

$0.99: Bad Boy Heroes Boxed Set: 

$2.97: Unraveled Boxed Set:

$2.99: Shifter Romance Boxed Set: 

$0.99: Contamination Boxed Set: 

$0.99: Doctor’s Orders Box Set: 

$0.99: Reunion Boxed Set (Romance): 

$0.99: Looking for Love (Boxed set): 

 

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