What’s the difference between 50 Shades of Grey and The Billionaire’s Wife? Good writing.
Delphine Ste. Sirène – sassy seductress, sarcastic siren, and my soul sister at Femme Vocale – announces the hottest audiobook release of the summer: Ava Lore’s The Billionaire’s Wife. Read the synopsis below and listen to a sexy sneak peak right here – it sizzles!
Starving artist Felicia Dare hates rich men. As far as she’s concerned, they’re all absent, philandering jerks who care more about money than people. And she should know. Her own father is a millionaire.
Or was. When he shows up on her doorstep and tells her he blew the GDP of Africa on bad investments and failed businesses, Felicia knows he’s getting what he deserves. Except that’s not all: her mother is sick, and he can’t afford the payments for her treatments. He has a backer to save his company, but there’s one catch: Felicia must marry him!
A modern woman, Felicia balks at the implication that her hand can be bought, and she sets out to give this backer a piece of her mind. But there’s more to Anton Waters than money and power, and when they come face to face, Felicia realizes that saying no to his proposal may be harder than she thought!
Warning! This novel is full of drama, romance, and red-hot BDSM sex, and is for mature readers only!
A hostile stranger is hunting Dr. Show’s ramshackle traveling circus across 1960s America. His target: the ringmaster himself. Struggling to elude the menace, Dr. Show scraps his ambitious itinerary, ticket sales plummet, and nothing but disaster looms. The troupe’s unravelling hopes fall on their latest and most promising recruit, Webern Bell, a sixteen-year-old stunted hunchback devoted obsessively to perfecting the surreal clown performances that come to him in his dreams. But as they travel through a landscape of abandoned amusement parks and rural ghost towns, Webern’s bizarre past starts to pursue him, as well. Along the way, we meet Nepenthe, the seductive Lizard Girl; Brunhilde, a shell-shocked bearded lady; Marzipan, a world-weary chimp; a cabal of drunken, backstabbing clowns; Webern’s uncanny sisters, witchy dogcatchers who speak only in rhymes; and his childhood friend, Wags, who may or may not be imaginary, and whose motives are far more sinister than they seem.
PRAISE for GOLDENLAND PAST DARK
“Smith’s first novel captures the uncertainty and surreal qualities of circus life in gorgeous prose. Her characters represent archetypes of the ‘circus freak’ as well as very real people with deep-rooted feelings and motivations. Part dark fantasy, part magical realism in the style of James Blaylock and Tim Powers, Smith’s tale deserves exposure to a crossover audience.” – Library Journal
“Smith’s debut showcases a cornucopia of memorably weird personalities in a handful of vivid moments…All of this is utterly fantastic and wonderful.” – Publisher’s Weekly
“Chandler Klang Smith is clearly a writer of promise, with an eloquent and poetic imagination and a feel for language that more than matches it.” – Strange Horizons
“Chandler Klang Smith is one of the most exciting new novelists I have read in some time. Her precise, lyrical voice should enchant a good many readers. Goldenland Past Dark is an impressive debut that signals the beginning of a long and fruitful career.” – Nicholas Christopher, author of Veronica and The Bestiary
“Like a Max Fleischer cartoon or a Charlie Chaplin film, Goldenland Past Dark sneaks in real, unsettling weirdness and lingering melancholy behind a facade of zany fun. In this vivid, highly original debut, Chandler Klang Smith proves herself to be an imaginative force to be reckoned with. Step inside this circus tent: you’ll be glad you did.” – Christopher Miller, author of The Cardboard Universe and Sudden Noises from Inanimate Objects
“Chandler Klang Smith’s debut is filled with fascinating freaks and language that evokes the magic of a night under the big top.” – Lev AC Rosen, author of All Men of Genius
A very up-to-the-minute novel with the taboo-busting confidence of modern horror’s finest, delivered with the blissful pace of a techno-thriller…
SHE THOUGHT SHE WAS DEAD.
When she woke up in the hospital, she could barely remember getting on the flight, let alone the terrorist bomb of which she was the only survivor. But she can hear the voices in her head, for they are the spirits of the dead passengers. They cannot rest until they have delivered their terrifying message: the terrorists know she survived. And they’re coming for her!
Award-winning U.S. author J. Robert King calls his books “metaphysical suspense” — don’t worry, that just means they blow your imagination apart while at the same time freezing your blood.
To commemorate the release of the audio version of her book, The Promise of Change, award-winning romance novelist Rebecca Heflinconducted an interview with her narrator, yours truly. If you are interested in what’s involved in audiobook narration and production, and the life and work of an audiobook narrator, give it a read HERE.
Sarah Edwards loves stability, but now finds life has other plans for her. Divorced, bored, and twitchy, she’s convinced her impulsive, sometimes irrational decisions are the sign of a mid-life crisis, and the contradictory actions and emotions are giving her family and friends mental whiplash. Her abrupt resignation from her job is the final straw. But a two-week trip to England seems the perfect pick-me-up for this Anglophile and Austenite.
Enter Alex Fraser, a.k.a. the Earl of Rutherford, who although a member of the lucky sperm club, prefers to be known for what he’s accomplished, rather than a fate of birth. Despite his family’s disapproval, he is determined to work in his chosen profession of acting. He’s always preferred casual flings with beautiful women who have no illusions of marriage. That is until he literally bumps into Sarah in an Oxford pub.
Despite an idyllic week together, Sarah gets cold feet and returns to the States determined to come back down to reality. A year later, the realization of Sarah’s life-long dream unexpectedly brings Alex back into her life, in what she believes is an ironic twist of fate. Will Sarah’s decisions leave her life in shambles, or will they lead to the promise of change?