I’m really excited to bring you the news that my first ever audiobook – Nothing To Lose: A Lesbian Romance – is out now! I’m a huge fan of audiobooks and audio in general, so I hope you give it a listen and let me know what you think. It’s been a crazy journey getting this done, but I’m thrilled it’s finally out there for you to enjoy! Let me tell you a little about the process of getting it done…
I listened to my first ever audiobook two years ago, when my nephew bought me an Audible subscription for Christmas. I was already a huge podcast listener, but getting this subscription opened up a whole new world for me. The fiction that flowed into my ears was brilliantly written, and on top of that, it was narrated by professional artists – it blew me away. After a couple of books, it’s safe to say, I was hooked.
Since then, I’ve devoured many audiobooks, and I’ve had many readers ask: do you think you’re going to put any of your books into audio? I wasn’t sure, it seemed like a huge task that I had no knowledge of, like going back to basics when I started out in publishing. But, I made it a goal for 2017, and now that goal has come true – my first audiobook is out there!
I host a podcast, so many listeners are used to hearing my voice in their ears – and many asked why I hadn’t narrated my own audiobook.
The truth is, you have to stick to what you’re good at, and hire people to do what they’re good at, too. Narrating this book would have stopped me writing the next novel, plus there’s no way I would have been able to do it as well as my narrator, Gabrielle Baker. Getting the audiobook done wouldn’t have been possible without her help and guidance, and Gabrielle’s dulcet tones not only sound fantastic, but give my book a whole new spin. She’s a fantastic storyteller with impeccable timing, and she has brought Nothing To Lose to life in a whole new way, telling the story of Joy and Scarlet, the devastasting flood they had to deal with, and their journey to finding each other.
Nothing To Lose came out in June 2016, and it’s my best-selling book to date – now I hope listeners love it as much as readers have. If you’re an audiobook listener, do give it a go. And if you’re not, why not make this the book you start with? You can listen for free if you sign up for an Audible subscription – and if it’s not for you, just cancel, simple as that. What have you got to lose? Nothing, just like my book’s protagonists, Scarlet and Joy.