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The audiobook of FEAR ME, FEAR ME NOT is available now!

Available now in audiobook! FEAR ME, FEAR ME NOT narrated by Megan Carter. A suspenseful romance for fans of Criminal Minds: In 17-year-old Erin’s small Texas town, a killer is on the loose. And when her best friend, Nadia, disappears, Erin and Nadia’s brother, Dimitri, race to rescue her — but can they unravel the mystery before it’s too late?

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Do you want to listen to the retail sample? The retail sample is available on Amazon Audible and iTunes. But you can also listen to it right here. 🙂 Or on YouTube or SoundCloud.

And if you sign up for my newsletter, you will receive the code to the password-protected newsletter subscribers’ only page on my website which includes an exclusive longer and an exclusive bonus scene narrated by Megan.

FEAR ME, FEAR ME NOT retail sample.

You can also listen to the sample on YouTube…

And on SoundCloud:

Have you already listened to the recording bloopers Megan agreed to share? Warning: even her bloopers sound amazing. If you are a newsletter subscriber, you have access to the full bloopers. 🙂

Bloopers Part Two.
Explicit bloopers (Part 1)

Have you already listened to other excerpts from the FEAR ME, FEAR ME NOT audiobook I shared over the past couple of weeks?

Dimitri’s POV – An Almost Kiss
The Killer Speaks Again
The first minute of FEAR ME, FEAR ME NOT…
Meet Dimitri – an excerpt from his point-of-view…
The Killer Speaks…
There’s romance in the air…
A little excerpt from Erin’s POV (Chapter 2)

And have you read or listened to the three tips to audiobook narrators from Megan, the narrator of FEAR ME, FEAR ME NOT? You can read/listened to them here. 🙂

Don’t forget to sign up for my newsletter to receive the code to the Newsletter-Only page on my website which includes a longer sample, the full bloopers, and an exclusive bonus scene narrated by Megan.

And if you’re ready to download the audiobook of FEAR ME, FEAR ME NOT, it is available now: Amazon AudibleiTunes.

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The One With An Almost Kiss (excerpt from the upcoming FEAR ME, FEAR ME NOT audiobook)…

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Today’s excerpt is from Dimitri’s point-of-view from Chapter 6…:-) And if you’re wondering when the audiobook will be available…well, it is currently “Heading to retail.” It’s been heading to retail for longer than anticipated and I’m crossing my fingers it only takes a few more days.

Press play on the video below or click this link to see it on YouTube! Or you can listen to the audio here.

And with that tone, I know she’s also worried about her mom.

And since I can’t kiss her senseless without opening an entirely new can of I-think-I’ve fallen-for-you-but-can’t-be-with-you bullshit.
And since I don’t even know if she wants me to kiss her senseless again, now or ever.

I choose the next best thing: I make it my mission to make her smile.

“Come on, Shorty, tell me the truth, did you put water in your engine?”

She puffs, and her shoulders relax. “No, I tried to change the battery and forgot to put it back inside.”

She relaxes against the seat, and as we banter with one another, I feel a thousand times
taller.

Have you already listened to the recording bloopers Megan agreed to share? Warning: even her bloopers sound amazing.

Bloopers Part Two.
Explicit bloopers (Part 1)

Have you already listened to other excerpts from the FEAR ME, FEAR ME NOT audiobook I shared over the past couple of weeks?

The Killer Speaks Again
The first minute of FEAR ME, FEAR ME NOT…
Meet Dimitri – an excerpt from his point-of-view…
The Killer Speaks…
There’s romance in the air…
A little excerpt from Erin’s POV (Chapter 2)

And have you read or listened to the three tips to audiobook narrators from Megan, the narrator of FEAR ME, FEAR ME NOT? You can read/listened to them here. 🙂

Don’t forget to sign up for my newsletter or to fill out the Google Form if you want to receive an exclusive scene narrated by Megan. I will send the exclusive narrated scene as soon as the audiobook is available.

And as I’m currently drafting a book about self-publishing, don’t hesitate to let me know if you have any questions or topics you’d like to hear more about. Are you wondering about my self-publishing path? Or why I decided to self-publish? Are what questions I now ask myself before publishing? Or things I’ve learned along the way?

Thank you so much for reading and listening!

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The One Where The Killer Speaks Again…(from the upcoming FEAR ME, FEAR ME NOT audiobook)

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Did you know that there is a page on this blog full of extra content, available only to newsletter subscribers? Newsletter subscribers will be the first to receive the exclusive scene narrated by Megan.  You can subscribe to my newsletter here to receive the password.

Thank you to everyone who voted in my Instagram stories to help me decide on which exclusive excerpt to share today. 🙂 By popular demand, I am sharing another sample from the killer’s point-of-view…Perfect as we edge closer to Halloween…

As always, Megan Carter brings the story to life in such a wonderful manner, or in this case a very eerie manner. 🙂

Press play on the video below or click this link to see it on YouTube! Or you can listen to the audio here.

Perhaps in a last attempt at survival, Rachel pushes herself to sit back up in an impressive move. Many girls have totally given up by this point.

“I won’t tell anyone who you are. I swear.”

Her upper lip quivers. And this time my smile turns angelic, innocent. It’s a smile I practice often, the one I use when I need to blend in the crowd. Right now, it’s a smile that teases her into believing she has a chance.

She must see hope in this smile, because she repeats, “I swear I won’t.”

But like all the other ones before her, this girl isn’t going home.

Have you already listened to the recording bloopers Megan agreed to share? Warning: even her bloopers sound amazing.

Bloopers Part Two.
Explicit bloopers (Part 1)

Have you already listened to other excerpts from the FEAR ME, FEAR ME NOT audiobook I shared over the past couple of weeks?

The first minute of FEAR ME, FEAR ME NOT…
Meet Dimitri – an excerpt from his point-of-view…
The Killer Speaks…
There’s romance in the air…
A little excerpt from Erin’s POV (Chapter 2)

And have you read or listened to the three tips to audiobook narrators from Megan, the narrator of FEAR ME, FEAR ME NOT? You can read/listened to them here. 🙂

Don’t forget to sign up for my newsletter or to fill out the Google Form if you want to receive an exclusive scene narrated by Megan.

And if you’d like to help me raise money for the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society and #LightTheNight, please check out this link.

Thank you so much for reading and listening!

Oh and you can sign up below if you want to receive an email when I write on this blog…

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The One With The Love List…

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What is a love list? Honestly, you could do a love list for a whole lot of different things, but this one is about my manuscript. 🙂

Once upon a time, YA Highway (remember, YA Highway?)’s prompt for Road Trip Wednesday was: “What’s on your Work-in-Progress Love List?”

It was a summer day, forever ago (on August 22nd, 2012), when writers around the globe shared their love lists for their own manuscript. I did, too. Even if I did apparently forget.

Full disclosure: I actually remembered Katy Upperman’s love lists (for KISSING MAX HOLDEN which was then called CROSS MY HEART and another book which is full of hearbreak and emotions), which is how I found my way back to Googling YA Highway RTW Love List, re-read Dahlia Adler’s Love List for her manuscript which popped up in my Google search, and then re-found my own from August 2012.

That YA Highway Road Trip Wednesday prompt was based on a guest post by contemporary young adult author  Stephanie Perkins’ for author Natalie Whipple’s blog.

Whenever I begin a new project, I also begin a list called “What I Love About This Story.” I start by writing down those first ideas that sparked the fires of my mind, and then I add more ideas as I discover them during my push through early drafts. I use this list as a touchstone to remind myself during the hard times why my story is worthwhile. It’s easy to forget the GOOD STUFF when I’m wading through the muck, and the end is still months away, and it feels pointless and hopeless to continue. This list becomes a crucial reminder: Yes! This is a story worth telling! 

And as I’m about to go back into finishing drafting/revising my current work-in-progress, I feel like writing down this manuscript’s love list (in addition to my Pinterest board) will be helpful.

This is my first adult rom-com and I’ve only been sharing snippets of it with my critique partners.

So, here we go.

💕Love List 💕

Second chance romance.
Bucket Lists.
Lace. And tule. And wedding dresses.
Vintage clothing.
Old Bay.
Swans’ Cove.
Maryland Eastern Shore Little Town.
Holiday season.
Laughter.
Animal shelter.
Hockey.
Therapy.
Ice rink.
Self-confidence.
Therapy.
Friendships.
Giggles.
The sweet smell of cinammon apple pie baking in the oven.
The flavor of Julia Child’s Beef Bourguignon.
The sound of the waves.
Family dinners.
Support.
Chemistry.
Scenes full of sexy moments…including sizzling sexy moments and laughing sexy moments and full-of-emotions sexy moments.
and so much more ;-)…

Do you have a love list for your manuscript? Or maybe for your job? Or your day? Don’t hesitate to let me know in the comments. 🙂

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The one with bloopers from the upcoming FEAR ME, FEAR ME NOT audiobook…(Part Two)

Time for part two of bloopers from the audiobook recording of FEAR ME, FEAR ME NOT by Megan Carter. 🙂

I love watching bloopers for some of my favorite shows. They make me laugh, and sometimes they give an insight into the creative process.

And I was so happy, when Megan agreed to share some of the bloopers of her recording of FEAR ME, FEAR ME NOT with me. Spoiler warning: even her bloopers sound amazing.

Don’t forget to sign up for my newsletter or to fill out the Google Form if you want to receive an exclusive scene narrated by Megan. That exclusive scene will be available to those who signed up as soon as the audiobook is available for sale! The audiobook is currently undergoing ACX review, so it should be available before the end of October, right on time for Halloween.

Here’s the second part of the FEAR ME, FEAR ME NOT bloopers.

Press play on the video below or click this link to see it on YouTube! Or you can listen to the audio here.

Have you already listened to the first part of the bloopers?

Explicit bloopers (Part 1)

Have you already listened to other excerpts from the FEAR ME, FEAR ME NOT audiobook I shared over the past couple of weeks?

The first minute of FEAR ME, FEAR ME NOT…
Meet Dimitri – an excerpt from his point-of-view…
The Killer Speaks…
There’s romance in the air…
A little excerpt from Erin’s POV (Chapter 2)

And have you read or listened to the three tips to audiobook narrators from Megan, the narrator of FEAR ME, FEAR ME NOT? You can read/listened to them here. 🙂

Don’t forget to sign up for my newsletter or to fill out the Google Form if you want to receive an exclusive scene narrated by Megan.

And if you’d like to help me raise money for the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society and #LightTheNight, please check out this link.

Thank you so much for reading and listening!

Oh and you can sign up below if you want to receive an email when I write on this blog…

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The one with bloopers from the upcoming FEAR ME, FEAR ME NOT audiobook…(Part One)

I love watching bloopers for some of my favorite shows. They make me laugh, and sometimes they give an insight into the creative process.

And I was so happy, when Megan agreed to share some of the bloopers of her recording of FEAR ME, FEAR ME NOT with me. Spoiler warning: even her bloopers sound amazing.

Don’t forget to sign up for my newsletter or to fill out the Google Form if you want to receive an exclusive scene narrated by Megan. That exclusive scene will be available to those who signed up as soon as the audiobook is available for sale! The audiobook is currently undergoing ACX review, so it should be available before the end of October, right on time for Halloween.

Here’s the first part of the FEAR ME, FEAR ME NOT bloopers.

Little warning: there might be a curse word in there. 🙂

Press play on the video below to hear an excerpt from the killer’s point-of-view or click this link to see it on YouTube! Or you can listen to the audio here.

Have you already listened to the other excerpts I shared over the past couple of weeks?

The first minute of FEAR ME, FEAR ME NOT…
Meet Dimitri – an excerpt from his point-of-view…
The Killer Speaks…
There’s romance in the air…
A little excerpt from Erin’s POV (Chapter 2)

And have you read or listened to the three tips to audiobook narrators from Megan, the narrator of FEAR ME, FEAR ME NOT? You can read/listened to them here. 🙂

Don’t forget to sign up for my newsletter or to fill out the Google Form if you want to receive an exclusive scene narrated by Megan.

And if you’d like to help me raise money for the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society and #LightTheNight, please check out this link.

Thank you so much for reading and listening!

Oh and you can sign up below if you want to receive an email when I write on this blog…

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#TeaserTuesday … Are you ready for another exclusive excerpt from the FEAR ME, FEAR ME NOT audiobook?

It’s time for another #TeaserTuesday. And I’m so excited, because the audiobook is currently going through the review process of ACX… I’m crossing my fingers the process goes swiftly. That means the audiobook is soon going to be available for sale.

Don’t forget to sign up for my newsletter or to fill out the Google Form if you want to receive an exclusive scene narrated by Megan.

That exclusive scene will be available to those who signed up as soon as the audiobook is available for sale!

Press play on the video below to hear an excerpt from the killer’s point-of-view or click this link to see it on YouTube! Or you can listen to the audio here.

A door closes in the distance, and my heart jumps up my throat. The silence in the locker room settles in my chest, and my eyes dart to the right, then to the left.

“Don’t be silly. Everything is okay,” I say out loud, but taking a full breath is still hard. “Must be the football players leaving.”

I grab my bag and hesitate between the emergency exit and the main exit a bit farther away. Blood pounds in my veins, and I’m tempted to run to the emergency exit.

But this is ridiculous. No one is there. No one is there to get me.
Footsteps resonate and I accelerate.But the footsteps get closer.
There is someone.
Someone behind me.
A hand reaches out and touches my arm.
Shivers run up and down my spine, and I scream.

Have you already listened to the other excerpts I shared over the past couple of weeks?

The first minute of FEAR ME, FEAR ME NOT…
Meet Dimitri – an excerpt from his point-of-view…
The Killer Speaks…
There’s romance in the air…

And have you read or listened to the three tips to audiobook narrators from Megan, the narrator of FEAR ME, FEAR ME NOT? You can read/listened to them here. 🙂

Don’t forget to sign up for my newsletter or to fill out the Google Form if you want to receive an exclusive scene narrated by Megan.

And if you’d like to help me raise money for the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society and #LightTheNight, please check out this link.

Thank you so much for reading and listening!

Oh and you can sign up below if you want to receive an email when I write on this blog…

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#TeaserTuesday … There’s romance in the air in the audiobook of FEAR ME, FEAR ME NOT.

It’s time for another #TeaserTuesday. This time, I asked on Instagram if listeners would prefer a little bit of romance or more from the murderer’s point-of-view. And 100% of the people who voted (thanks again!) decided on romance.

The excerpt is a few paragraphs into Chapter 11. Don’t forget to sign up for my newsletter or to fill out the Google Form if you want to receive an exclusive scene narrated by Megan.

That exclusive scene will be available to those who signed up as soon as the audiobook is available for sale!

Press play on the video below to hear an excerpt from the killer’s point-of-view or click this link to see it on YouTube! Or you can listen to the audio here.

And when he turns to me, I forget about the horrors, about Rachel dying, about my father and the rest of the world. The only thing I hear over and over again is how he remembers that day.

My treacherous and silly mind holds on to the hope that he chooses this moment to turn to me and tell me how much he’s been wanting me, that he’s been in love with me for such a long time he doesn’t remember when it started.

Because that’s how it is for me.

I don’t know if it was when he helped me after I fell during that game.
I don’t know if it was when he asked to take Caleb bowling one afternoon after I told him a bunch of Caleb’s friends were ganging up on him.
I don’t know if it was during that kiss.
Or five minutes ago, when he asked to be there for me.

Have you already listened to the other excerpts I shared the past couple of weeks?

The first minute of FEAR ME, FEAR ME NOT…
Meet Dimitri – an excerpt from his point-of-view…
The Killer Speaks…

And have you read or listened to the three tips to audiobook narrators from Megan, the narrator of FEAR ME, FEAR ME NOT? You can read/listened to them here. 🙂

Don’t forget to sign up for my newsletter or to fill out the Google Form if you want to receive an exclusive scene narrated by Megan.

Thank you so much for listening!

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How to pronounce “Elodie Nowodazkij”?

I’m used to explaining how to pronounce my name: both my first and last name. I’ve done it for years.

A few weeks ago, Trish Doller tweeted about how helpful it would be for authors to have a pronunciation guide for their name.

I had been meaning to do that for a long time.

Some days, I do believe it would have been easier to go with a pen name for more reasons than one. Other days, I’m happy I decided to publish under my name. Lots of pros and cons. But I digress. Today’s post is about how to pronounce “Elodie Nowodazkij.”

“Elodie” is a common French name. And I may just have spent ten minutes looking at a graph showing its popularity per years. According to data extracted by several websites from l’Insee (National Institute of Statistics and Economic Studies), I can share with you that there were 83 babies named “Elodie” in 1900, while 7118 babies were named “Elodie” in 1981. And I was one of them. It actually reached a peak in 1988. So you could say my parents started a trend. 😉 Based on this data, 58 babies were named Elodie in 2018.

Outside of France, it is not a very common name at all. I usually tell people, it’s like, “Melody without the ‘m’.”

For my last name, “Nowodazkij”, well it’s harder because one doesn’t pronounce all letters. The “j” at the end is silent for example. And for the little story, it’s spelled like this because it was transcribed that way from Cyrillic to German when my husband immigrated to Germany when he was a kid.

So, for those of you who are wondering how to pronounce “Elodie Nowodazkij”, you can listen to me below saying it (or you can click here).

At some point, I was thinking of starting a 5-minute podcast on “How do you pronounce…?” And ask authors to tell me one story about their name.

I might still do that…

Thanks for reading (and listening)!

Audiobooks

#TeaserTuesday … The killer speaks…in the audiobook of FEAR ME, FEAR ME NOT.

It’s time for another #TeaserTuesday. Halloween is next month and I think the audiobook should be available a few weeks before. Perfect timing, don’t you think? 🙂

Last week, I asked on Instagram who you wanted to hear a little bit more of…and the killer came in close second after Dimitri. So…here we are. 🙂

The excerpt is a few paragraphs into Chapter 4. Don’t forget to sign up for my newsletter or to fill out the Google Form if you want to receive an exclusive scene narrated by Megan.

That exclusive scene will be available to those who signed up as soon as the audiobook is available for sale!

Press play on the video below to hear an excerpt from the killer’s point-of-view or click this link to see it on YouTube! Or you can listen to the audio here.

And this time my smile turns angelic, innocent. It’s a smile I practice often, the one I use when I need to blend in the crowd. Right now, it’s a smile that teases her into believing she has a chance. She must see hope in this smile, because she repeats, “I swear I won’t.”

But like all the other ones before her, this girl isn’t going home.

Have you already listened to the other excerpts I shared the past couple of weeks?

The first minute of FEAR ME, FEAR ME NOT…
Meet Dimitri – an excerpt from his point-of-view…

And have you read or listened to the three tips to audiobook narrators from Megan, the narrator of FEAR ME, FEAR ME NOT? You can read/listened to them here. 🙂

Don’t forget to sign up for my newsletter or to fill out the Google Form if you want to receive an exclusive scene narrated by Megan.

Thank you so much for listening!

Oh and you can sign up below if you want to receive an email when I write on this blog…