A New Audio Book Release is Here

Dying to Return Audio

Piper Willow’s adventure in the afterlife continues as she struggles to discover who she is and what is expected of her. Faced with decisions that could change everything, she must weigh her desire to be with the ones she has come to love, or satisfy her curiosity and find out what lies beyond her world with someone new. What Piper experiences and the choices she makes could not only alter the delicate inner workings of the Station, but the delicate balance that Piper has managed to maintain inside herself. In the end, will it all be worth it?

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About the Narrator

Julia Farmer is a narrator and voice over artist in Chicago, IL, with an obsession for RPG video games and detective/espionage stories.  She’s also an experienced improv actor, having trained at Chicago’s famed Second City school and iO Theatre.  Outside of her narration work, you can hear her as the voice of Sarita in Telltale Games’ The Walking Dead: Season 2 video game.

About the Studio

Actors Audio is a division of Cerny/American Creative dedicated to producing audiobooks and audio drama. Actors Audio gives listeners a chance to hear quality books narrated by Chicago’s talented voice actors. They produced the award winning audio Bible “The Word of Promise” starring Jim Caviezel and Richard Dreyfuss, as  well as numerous “Twilight Zone” radio dramas.


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This Week’s Friday Features

Happy Friday, everyone!

Can you believe it…the first week of October is almost behind us. Wow, how’d that happen so fast, right? This will be a busy month for me in San Diego, both personally and with writing, but I can’t forget to point out this week’s fun Friday Feature on the new TMDBook audio titles available: The Station Series Novelettes. If you haven’t listened to them yet, don’t miss out – the prices are great!


NILES

NILES, a Station Series Novelette now in Audio

Burning. My lungs were burning. Wait. Not like this. Not like this. With my eyes still shut, I gasped and gulped, but the oxygen couldn’t find its way past my lips. There was no air. As I fumbled at the rope around my neck, I felt two fingernails rip off. I kicked. One of my loafers hit the painted door jamb, and a rubber squeak echoed in the closet like the peel of a car tire. And then it was over. Just…over. My fifty-nine years of life snuffed out like a dying candle flame. And no one was to blame but myself.

My life story ended that day. But I continued on. To a place I never knew existed, a place where those like me were offered something amazing, something special – a chance at redemption.

The Station was my redemption. And this is my story…

MEET THE NARRATOR

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KERRY-ANNE

I can’t remember her name. She’s said it at least twice to me, but I just can’t remember it. I’m sitting on a cool bench that wraps around a massive blue waterfall, inside…what…what is this place?

“Where are we?” I know I’ve asked this at least twice too, but the woman is patient and smiles and tugs me back to my feet and begins walking me toward one of several large buildings.

Everything is white here. The ground, the structures, the sky – if that is sky.  For one moment, I imagine that I’m trapped in a giant snow globe but without the snow. I’m still trying to process what the woman has told me just a few moments ago.

“You’re dead…you’re not living anymore…no, this isn’t heaven, not really…”

MEET THE NARRATOR

Kadee Coppinger is a voice over artist, actress, writer, and singer/songwriter.  An avid reader, Kadee loves the arch of the story and the emotion of the characters as they progress on their journey.  Kerry-Anne is her debut fiction narrative.

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Friday Feature Freebie

Happy First Friday of October!

Can you believe that there are only three months left of 2015, including this one? Crazy, isn’t it?! It’s been a long and busy year for TMDBooks – how about yours? If you’re new to this site, hopefully you’ll be interested in today’s Friday Freebie! Read on for more info…

As the bestselling TMDBook, this YA Fantasy hits an emotional chord with readers, and offers up hope in an unlikely and unique way. And it’s free. Like…totally free. With 500+ reviews, 91% of Amazon customers have given this book a 4 or 5 star rating. But don’t take MY word for it – read the reviews for yourself!


Click HERE to travel along with Piper Willow to the Station, a place like none other, where second chances are the substance of the afterlife…

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It’s All About NILES Today – Oh, Yeah, and a Giveaway!

Stationers…

Exciting news, y’all! NILES is now available in Audiobook form for your listening pleasure! He has a voice, and he’s waiting for you to hear his story. One of the three Station Novelettes, NILES brings you closer to the Station and its inhabitants, and gives you a peek into what it was like to meet Piper Willow for the first time. If you’re new to audiobooks, you can sign up for a free trial membership at Audible and download NILES for free. But read on, Stationers, because there’s a Giveaway attached to this post as well!

NILES, a Station Series Novelette now in AudioNOW AVAILABLE IN AUDIO

“…After all that ‘training’ the powers that be expected us to go into someone else’s mind and fix things. My first handful of assignments scared me more than anything prior had. But after the third, I realized one important fact about humanity – we all hurt the same; it’s what we do with that hurt that matters. And I won’t lie, it took several dozen more assignments for me to feel worthy as a Volunteer. Because I was damaged goods. Not until I embraced that  realization did I see that we all are.

Not a damn one of us is perfect.”


And now, a special treat for y’all. The narrator for NILES is in the house for a surprise Q&A! Get yourself settled, and depending on your time zone, pour yourself a cup of coffee or a glass of wine (I won’t judge) and meet Richard Wilson, the man behind the mic…

Niles Q&A

Q: Hi Rick! Nice to have you on the blog today! Working with you on NILES was a fun experience! Since you’ve narrated other audiobooks before, can you tell us how NILES might have been different for you?

A: Well, many books just require a straight narration. You know, “The sun was setting as the haggard bartender motioned me to take a seat near the window….” But this book is Niles’ personal story. It’s told with his thoughts and his feelings. So beside just narrating the book, to some degree I had to become Niles. I wanted to make his thoughts and feelings real to the listener. It was quite a journey. When people arrive at The Station, they are not like a tourist stepping off a plane. Through the story, Niles experiences a full range of emotions.

Q: He absolutely does, and I think you’ve played his character well for listeners. So, how did you approach the process of creating the audiobook?

A: At first, I was able to spend a few hours talking with you about the book, about Niles, and his relationships with the other characters. That was a delight. I usually just get handed a script and am left on my own. It is a pleasure to actually talk to the author and get their feel for the character. I also read through the script carefully a few days before stepping into the studio to let it all sink in. I know that seems quite basic, but you would be surprised how often audiobooks are just done off a “cold read.” That technique can work, but the end result can often lack warmth. I was glad to have the added time to get to know Niles a bit.

Q. This was also the first time I spoke with a narrator before hand and it made for an entirely different experience! I appreciate you taking the time to do that with me. You have some similarities to Niles that helped in casting you for the audiobook. Was that a help?

A. Yes. I am very similar in age to Niles and I also have two sons. There are historic references in Niles’ story that I also remember well. So, it made it easy to relate to Niles. The biggest differences are that he came from Seattle and I live in California. And, of course, he is at The Station.

Q. I think having those connections made the reading very believable. Was there any part of the project that you particularly liked?

A. I really enjoyed working interactively with you, Trish. It was exciting sharing some of the segments of the story as they were produced. I was amazed at how late into the night we were  exchanging emails. It is a fun collaboration.

As far as the story, there is a section where Niles has his “Life in Review.” It’s deeply emotional.  But, I enjoyed doing that section exactly because it was challenging. It is still my favorite part of  the story.

Q: This really has been a great collaboration, Rick. Thank you for that! The scene where Niles has his Life in Review was hard to write, but listening to it myself, I forgot about being the author for a moment and truly enjoyed it as a listener. Yep, I cried. Before we go, is there anything else you’d like to share?

A. For one, I’m honored to become a part of The Station Series. It is a special world that you’ve  created and Niles is an important part of that world. Second, I hope people who love The Station Series will also enjoy this newest piece. It was a lot of fun to produce.

I am so excited to share this production with the Station fans, Rick! Thank you for the hard work and making this process a memorable one! And thanks again for being here today, Rick!


For those of you anxious to listen to Niles (and of course I encourage each of you to do so, lol) please read on to find out how you can win a free copy!

GIVEAWAY

You know I like simple – and I love giving things away. Please like this post and leave a comment below with your favorite TMDBook title. If you are new to TMDBooks, that’s okay, you can play too by letting us know in a comment below which TMDBook you are most interested in. And hey, why not start The Station Series today for FREE with DYING to FORGET.

Five lucky people will be randomly chosen as winners by the days’ end, so invite your friends to stop by and play!


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BOOK SALE! BOOK SALE!

Dying to Remember is on sale!


The second book of The Station series is on sale for $0.99!

If you haven’t read it yet, now is a great time to start while the book is on sale!

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Piper has new challenges to overcome, new names to learn and is faced with a new Station occupation. Did she make the right choice – choosing to stay at the Station and become a Volunteer? Does she really want answers to the questions that never leave her mind? How did the Station come to be? What lies beyond? Who is Andurush and what, exactly, does he want with Piper?

She must ask herself once again if she has what it takes…but this time it isn’t about saving lives, it is about discovering what lies beyond death.

Would you want to know?


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