Audiobooks

The One With The First Review for the SEE ME, SEE ME NOT audiobook: “Tragic and glorious story…Wonderful narration.”

The first review of the SEE ME, SEE ME NOT audiobook (Available now on Audible –Amazon iTunes) calls the story “both tragic and glorious”. And notes that Megan does “a wonderful job as the narrator.” (side note from me: she does, she really really does.)

Her sister was kidnapped years ago. He just escaped a doomsday cult. Their terrifying pasts won’t let them go. Will they be able to save the people they love before it’s too late?
Available now on Audible – Amazon iTunes.

This is also the moment I discovered I can record my screen directly from my Samsung Phone…so here is the video of me sharing the review on my Instagram stories earlier today…Keep scrolling for the full review and for all the excerpts I shared from the audiobook as well as its trailer!

And here is the full review:

The first thing that drew me to this book was the title. I found it intriguing. As the tale unfolded, I thought that the story was going to be about two teenagers finding love even though they were carrying baggage from their pasts. Then the author added a layer of complexity to the story by weaving in the life of the sister, who had gone missing. I found the characters to be believable and the story to be both tragic and glorious. Megan Carter does a wonderful job as the narrator. I requested this audiobook from Audiobooks Unleashed and have voluntarily left this review.

Have you already seen the SEE ME, SEE ME NOT audiobook trailer?

SEE ME, SEE ME NOT Audiobook trailer…
Download your audiobook now on Audible – Amazon iTunes.

Her sister was kidnapped years ago. He just escaped a doomsday cult. Their terrifying pasts won’t let them go. Will they be able to save the people they love before it’s too late?

While still struggling with the crushing horror and guilt over her sister’s unsolved kidnapping years ago, seventeen-year-old Tessa strives to achieve some balance in her life: she cares for her mom, goes to school, works two jobs, and dreams of getting into a college music program. And she’s even reconnecting with her old crush Luke, who stumbled back into town with a sad smile and plenty of secrets. As another fake psychic tricks her mom into giving her lots of money for very little info, part of her still hopes they’ll find Mellie.

Seventeen-year-old Luke didn’t plan on setting foot in Gavert City ever again–even if thinking about Tessa helped him during the years he spent in his stepfather’s doomsday cult. His stepfather could track him here. He could find his little sister who escaped with him. He could make his life hell again. But it’s not like he had a choice. Now, he only has to keep his mouth shut and work his ass off to make his older sister proud. She’s still stuck in the cult with their mother. Maybe he can even find a way to get her out of there too.

Mellie doesn’t remember what it’s like to be with her family. They forgot her anyway. They don’t care. Jeremiah said so. And he knows. He knows everything.

As Luke and Tessa’s terrifying pasts are more linked than they ever realized, will they be able to save the people they love before it’s too late? 

SEE ME, SEE ME NOT Retail Sample.


If you missed Megan’s interview that I posted last week, you can listen to it below and if you keep scrolling, you also can listen to all the samples I’ve shared from FEAR ME, FEAR ME NOT which Megan also narrated. 🙂

Three Questions for Megan

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When subscribing to my newsletter, you will receive the Newsletter-Subscribers-Only page on my website which includes the first complete chapters of the FEAR ME, FEAR ME NOT audiobook, the first ten chapters of the SEE ME, SEE ME NOT audiobook, the full bloopers, an exclusive bonus scene narrated by Megan, and so much more.

Have you already listened all the excerpts & bloopers of the FEAR ME, FEAR ME NOT audiobook?

FEAR ME, FEAR ME NOT is 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? Grab your copy now: AmazonAudible.comAudible.uk Audible.de Audible.fr iTunes. You can also gift it.

If you’d like to try Audible, don’t hesitate to click on my referral link here for an Audible Free Trial.

Disclaimer for Amazon links in this blog post – I am a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for sites to earn advertising fees by advertising and linking to amazon.com.

FEAR ME, FEAR ME NOT first sentences from Chapter 1 to Chapter 10..

Audio: FEAR ME, FEAR ME NOT first sentences (Chapter 1 to Chapter 10)

FEAR ME, FEAR ME NOT first sentences from Chapter 11 to Chapter 15…

Audio: First sentences: Chapter 11 to Chapter 15

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. 🙂

Audio: Bloopers Part Two.
Audio: Explicit bloopers (Part 1)

Samples/Excerpts from the audiobook:

Audio: The One Where The Killer Speaks Once Again.
Audio: The One Where Dimitri Gets A Prank Call (or a Call From The Killer?)
Audio: FEAR ME, FEAR ME NOT retail sample.
Audio: Dimitri’s POV – An Almost Kiss
Audio: The Killer Speaks Again
Audio: The first minute of FEAR ME, FEAR ME NOT…
Audio: Meet Dimitri – an excerpt from his point-of-view…
Audio: The Killer Speaks…
Audio: There’s romance in the air…
Audio: 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 so much more.

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

Thank you so much for reading and listening!

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Audiobooks

The One With The SEE ME, SEE ME NOT Audiobook Trailer…

Have you already listened to the SEE ME, SEE ME NOT audiobook? It is available now on Audible – Amazon iTunes…And I’m very happy to share with you the trailer I worked on yesterday and this morning. In this trailer, you’ll also hear the first paragraph of the first three chapters of SEE ME, SEE ME NOT, narrated by Megan Carter. Oh and if you’d like to get access to the full bloopers of the recording and more, don’t hesitate to subscribe to my newsletter. I will be sending a newsletter next week. 🙂

Her sister was kidnapped years ago. He just escaped a doomsday cult. Their terrifying pasts won’t let them go. Will they be able to save the people they love before it’s too late?

While still struggling with the crushing horror and guilt over her sister’s unsolved kidnapping years ago, seventeen-year-old Tessa strives to achieve some balance in her life: she cares for her mom, goes to school, works two jobs, and dreams of getting into a college music program. And she’s even reconnecting with her old crush Luke, who stumbled back into town with a sad smile and plenty of secrets. As another fake psychic tricks her mom into giving her lots of money for very little info, part of her still hopes they’ll find Mellie.

Seventeen-year-old Luke didn’t plan on setting foot in Gavert City ever again–even if thinking about Tessa helped him during the years he spent in his stepfather’s doomsday cult. His stepfather could track him here. He could find his little sister who escaped with him. He could make his life hell again. But it’s not like he had a choice. Now, he only has to keep his mouth shut and work his ass off to make his older sister proud. She’s still stuck in the cult with their mother. Maybe he can even find a way to get her out of there too.

Mellie doesn’t remember what it’s like to be with her family. They forgot her anyway. They don’t care. Jeremiah said so. And he knows. He knows everything.

As Luke and Tessa’s terrifying pasts are more linked than they ever realized, will they be able to save the people they love before it’s too late? 

SEE ME, SEE ME NOT Retail Sample.


If you missed Megan’s interview that I posted last week, you can listen to it below and if you keep scrolling, you also can listen to all the samples I’ve shared from FEAR ME, FEAR ME NOT which Megan also narrated. 🙂

Three Questions for Megan

Have you already subscribed to my newsletter?

When subscribing to my newsletter, you will receive the Newsletter-Subscribers-Only page on my website which includes the first complete chapters of the FEAR ME, FEAR ME NOT audiobook, the full bloopers, an exclusive bonus scene narrated by Megan, and so much more.

Have you already listened all the excerpts & bloopers of the FEAR ME, FEAR ME NOT audiobook?

FEAR ME, FEAR ME NOT is 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? Grab your copy now: AmazonAudible.comAudible.uk Audible.de Audible.fr iTunes. You can also gift it.

If you’d like to try Audible, don’t hesitate to click on my referral link here for an Audible Free Trial.

Disclaimer for Amazon links in this blog post – I am a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for sites to earn advertising fees by advertising and linking to amazon.com.

FEAR ME, FEAR ME NOT first sentences from Chapter 1 to Chapter 10..

Audio: FEAR ME, FEAR ME NOT first sentences (Chapter 1 to Chapter 10)

FEAR ME, FEAR ME NOT first sentences from Chapter 11 to Chapter 15…

Audio: First sentences: Chapter 11 to Chapter 15

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. 🙂

Audio: Bloopers Part Two.
Audio: Explicit bloopers (Part 1)

Samples/Excerpts from the audiobook:

Audio: The One Where The Killer Speaks Once Again.
Audio: The One Where Dimitri Gets A Prank Call (or a Call From The Killer?)
Audio: FEAR ME, FEAR ME NOT retail sample.
Audio: Dimitri’s POV – An Almost Kiss
Audio: The Killer Speaks Again
Audio: The first minute of FEAR ME, FEAR ME NOT…
Audio: Meet Dimitri – an excerpt from his point-of-view…
Audio: The Killer Speaks…
Audio: There’s romance in the air…
Audio: 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 so much more.

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

Thank you so much for reading and listening!

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writing

The One With A Day Behind The Scenes

Okay, granted, it’s not a full-full day behind the scenes…:-) I do quite a few things before I start my work day and there are certain moments during the day that don’t make it to social media. But, a few days agaon on Instagram, I thought I’d share some of what a day in the life of this author (me) entails.

Writing, of course, but not only writing as you’ll see in the video. If I were to record my work day again next week, it would look slightly different as I am also now recording an audiobook (stories in French to learn French) that I was hired for…

So…why did I decide to share my day in video?

  1. I don’t post regularly and it has been a while since I posted on social media.
  2. I think that this could be interesting/fun (maybe :-)) for: (a) readers, (b) writers, (c) people who know me in real life,

In the video, you’ll see/hear me mention that SEE ME, SEE ME NOT is now available as audiobook (AudibleAmazoniTunes). I am currently working on a promo video for it (stay tuned :-)). I will be sharing bloopers and more with my newsletter subscribers. So, if you haven’t yet, don’t hesitate to sign up here.

SEE ME, SEE ME NOT is the second standalone novel in the Gavert City series. You don’t need to read or listen to the first one to listen/read this one.

For fans of Criminal Minds comes an audiobook full of heartache, mystery, and romance.

After suffering through the horror of her sister’s unsolved kidnapping years ago, seventeen-year-old Tessa strives to achieve some balance in her life. While still struggling with crushing guilt over Mellie’s disappearance, she cares for her mom, goes to school, works two jobs, and dreams of getting into a college music program. And she’s even reconnecting with her old crush Luke, who stumbled back into town with a sad smile and plenty of secrets. As another fake psychic tricks her mom into giving her lots of money for very little info, part of her still hopes they’ll find Mellie.

Seventeen-year-old Luke didn’t plan on setting foot in Gavert City ever again–even if thinking about Tessa helped him during the years he spent in his stepfather’s doomsday cult. His stepfather could track him here. He could find his little sister who escaped with him. He could make his life hell again. But it’s not like he had a choice. Now, he only has to keep his mouth shut and work his ass off to make his older sister proud. She’s still stuck in the cult with their mother. Maybe he can even find a way to get her out of there too.

Mellie doesn’t remember what it’s like to be with her family. They forgot her anyway. They don’t care. Jeremiah said so. And he knows. He knows everything.

As their terrifying pasts are more linked than they ever realized, will Luke and Tessa be able to save the people they love before it’s too late? 

Here’s the full retail sample…

Audio Retail sample of SEE ME, SEE ME NOT.

And here’s the video of my day on Monday…

In this video which is made of my Instagram stories from yesterday, I mention that newsletter subscribers will get the full bloopers of SEE ME, SEE ME NOT … you can subscribe to my newsletter here…

Thank you for reading!

Audiobooks

The One With An Interview With Audiobook Narrator Megan Carter…

If you’ve been on my website before, especially on this little blog on mine, you know that Megan Carter is the audiobook narrator I have been very lucky to work with. Megan has narrated FEAR ME, FEAR ME NOT (AudibleAmazon iTunes) and SEE ME, SEE ME NOT (AudibleAmazon iTunes) and is currently recording A SUMMER LIKE NO OTHER as it has gone through some editing changes and I need to update the audiobook. We are also planning the recording of TRUST ME, TRUST ME NOT and ALWAYS SECOND BEST. 🙂 And today I am very much looking forward to sharing a short interview with Megan.

In this interview, she explains how she got into narration and how she decides on voices/tones. She also talks about narrating FEAR ME, FEAR ME NOT and even shares who her favorite voice to narrate in FEAR ME, FEAR ME NOT is.

Megan’s narration set-up

Megan is a London-based actor from Kansas City, USA. She received her MA in Classical Acting from the London Academy of Music and Dramatic Arts. She also holds a BA in Theatre from Loyola University Chicago, with minors in in Musical Theatre, Dance, and Shakespeare Studies.

With her strong musical theatre and dance background, Megan especially loves theatre that is highly physical and that involves lots of movement and stage combat. She is passionate about bringing classical works to contemporary audiences in a way that allows people to feel like they have a place in the story and a way to connect to it.

When not working, Megan enjoys reading, running, and practicing yoga. She loves a good road trip, and has been on one hundred and one roller coasters. (More info about Megan on her website: https://megancarter.net/)

If you haven’t heard Megan’s work before, here are a few samples from FEAR ME, FEAR ME NOT and SEE ME, SEE ME NOT (I will be linking to more of those samples after the interview transcript).

SEE ME, SEE ME NOT Retail Sample.
The SEE ME, SEE ME NOT audiobook is available now on AudibleAmazon iTunes.
FEAR ME, FEAR ME NOT Retail Sample.
The FEAR ME, FEAR ME NOT audiobook is available now on AudibleAmazon iTunes.

And now…the interview!

Interview on YouTube
The audio file of the interview with Megan.

Hey, guys. It’s Megan here, the narrator of Fear Me, Fear Me Not, and today, I’m answering some questions about me.

How did you get started in narration?

I have a stage background, specifically Shakespeare, and I found myself, like a lot of people, unemployed during the pandemic. I had been thinking of trying to get into narration for a while because I have other actor friends who do it as a side job, and having so much time on my hands convinced me to finally take the plunge.

Why did you decide to take on Fear Me, Fear Me Not?

I think this book is such a perfect melding of genres, so it has something for everyone. I’m a huge fan of true crime, and without giving any spoilers, there are some specific cases this story reminds me of, and I love the way the suspense builds in the story. But it’s also a romance, a small-town drama, and it’s so packed with all these interesting characters and relationships. I’m just so excited to be bringing this audiobook to life.

How do you decide on the specific voice and tone to do for each character?

I first look for clues in the text, so if it says someone speaks gruffly or if they’re a smoker, and of course, age and gender play a part, as well. Or it might be less explicit than that. A character who’s really aggressive probably wouldn’t have a soft, timid sort of voice. If there are no clues, it’s kind of up to me. I just make sure to make a few notes and bookmark a sound clip so that if it’s a minor character, I can easily revisit and make sure that the voice is consistent across chapters.

No spoilers, but what was the most challenging part of narrating three points of view?

The most challenging part was physical. I try to create voices that are sustainable and healthy for me to produce, but I haven’t done a book with so much narration from a male point of view before. So sometimes, if I had a Dimitri chapter to record early in the morning, I would get voice cracks like a real teenage boy.

And finally, what character was the most fun to narrate?

I love narrating the killer. On stage, I tend to play a lot of villains, and I think it can be really fun to be bad.

Thanks for listening, and I’ll talk to you soon.


Have you already subscribed to my newsletter?

When subscribing to my newsletter, you will receive the Newsletter-Subscribers-Only page on my website which includes the first complete chapters of the FEAR ME, FEAR ME NOT audiobook, the full bloopers, an exclusive bonus scene narrated by Megan, and so much more.

Have you already listened all the excerpts & bloopers of the FEAR ME, FEAR ME NOT audiobook?

FEAR ME, FEAR ME NOT is 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? Grab your copy now: AmazonAudible.comAudible.uk Audible.de Audible.fr iTunes. You can also gift it.

If you’d like to try Audible, don’t hesitate to click on my referral link here for an Audible Free Trial.

Disclaimer for Amazon links in this blog post – I am a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for sites to earn advertising fees by advertising and linking to amazon.com.

FEAR ME, FEAR ME NOT first sentences from Chapter 1 to Chapter 10..

Audio: FEAR ME, FEAR ME NOT first sentences (Chapter 1 to Chapter 10)

FEAR ME, FEAR ME NOT first sentences from Chapter 11 to Chapter 15…

Audio: First sentences: Chapter 11 to Chapter 15

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. 🙂

Audio: Bloopers Part Two.
Audio: Explicit bloopers (Part 1)

Samples/Excerpts from the audiobook:

Audio: The One Where The Killer Speaks Once Again.
Audio: The One Where Dimitri Gets A Prank Call (or a Call From The Killer?)
Audio: FEAR ME, FEAR ME NOT retail sample.
Audio: Dimitri’s POV – An Almost Kiss
Audio: The Killer Speaks Again
Audio: The first minute of FEAR ME, FEAR ME NOT…
Audio: Meet Dimitri – an excerpt from his point-of-view…
Audio: The Killer Speaks…
Audio: There’s romance in the air…
Audio: 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 so much more.

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

Thank you so much for reading and listening!

You can sign up below if you would like to receive blog posts directly to your inbox.

See Me See Me Not

SEE ME, SEE ME NOT – Pre-order campaign

This is my first pre-order campaign. Ever. And I’d like to thank Erin Bowman for her amazing insight on how to organize a pre-order campaign.

I can’t believe I’m almost ready to release SEE ME, SEE ME NOT. It’s another of those books that has been simmering for awhile and all the flavors have finally taken 🙂

I’m so excited to share this book with you all, and I want to give a little something to everyone who pre-orders an e-copy. INTERNATIONAL READERS are welcome to join this campaign and will not only receive the swag but also be entered to win the

And yes, I mean EVERYONE. (Well, at least while supplies last.)

Where can you pre-order? And it’s only $3.99!

If you preorder SEE ME, SEE ME NOT by August 28th, I’ll send you a swag pack including:

» 1 SEE ME, SEE ME NOT bookmark
» 1 SEE ME, SEE ME NOT stickers (selection made at random, image may vary)

Here’s a peek at the front and back of the bookmark, and the stickers…

I cross my arms on my chest, needing to put some distance between us. Because this girl with her soft voice and probing gaze and laughter that doesn_t completely hide her sadness is ge

PLEASE NOTE: I have different quantities of bookmarks and stickers, and they will only be available while supplies last. This means the sooner you preorder and fill out the form, the better chance you have of getting all three! (I’ll probably run out of  stickers long before I run out of bookmarks.)

Once the contest closes, I’ll randomly draw runner-up and grand-prize winners!

In addition to the swag pack, FIVE runner-up winners will receive:

» a limited edition signed print of the SEE ME, SEE ME NOT cover (roughly 6” x 11”)

And in addition to the swag pack, ONE grand-prize winners will receive the following bundle:

» a limited edition signed print of SEE ME, SEE ME NOT’s cover (roughly 6” x 11”)
»  a signed paperback copy of SEE ME, SEE ME NOT
»  a signed copy of Katy Upperman’s debut: KISSING MAX HOLDEN
»  a signed copy of FEAR ME, FEAR ME NOT
» A flying pig charm! 🙂 Winged Pig pendant charm with hand stamped initial letter charm on high quality key ring or bangles or bracelet or stainless steel chain (Etsy)
» $10 gift card (to Amazon or B&N, winner’s choice)

TO ENTER:

Preorder SEE ME, SEE ME NOT by 11:59 PM ET on August 28th and fill out the form below. No really, that’s it! Simply fill out the form letting me know you’ve ordered your copy, and you’re guaranteed a swag pack while supplies last, as well as a chance to win the runner-up or grand-prize. I’m not requiring a proof of purchase for swag packs, but I will ask to see your receipt if your name is drawn as a runner-up or grand prize winner, so hold on to it! Again, this is open internationally

Here’s the form to enter. If it doesn’t load for some reason, click here.