She soon learns how little she knew about Daniel. There are secrets: an alias, a strange list of numbers, a house in Florida – and a mistress who’s a dead ringer for Grace.
Terrified but determined, she flies to Florida. Underworld figures stalk her…and so does the other woman. To her surprise, handsome FBI man Jack West takes the case. Grace has a past with the troubled agent. Despite her efforts, she finds herself falling for him all over again.
With danger around every curve, Grace and Jack navigate the criminal world of south Florida to find the truth behind the Ring of Lies
Targeted Age Group: Adult (17+)
Genre: Romantic Suspense
I was on vacation in Florida and admiring the stunning beach houses on Gasparilla Island. I wondered what it would be like to own one. That lead to the idea of my late husband leaving me his, only I had no idea he owned property in the USA, much less a million dollar beach house. How did he afford? Why did he keep it secret? Thus the idea for Ring of Lies was conceived. When you wrote the book did you know you were going to offer it as an audio book?
Not at the time. I often listen to audiobooks as a way of relaxing, and thought how good it would feel to have one of my own novels recorded and marketed as an audiobook. As I am not a resident of the USA, Amazon’s ACX facility is not available to me. However, once the idea took hold, I wasn’t going to allow myself to be deterred!
Why did you decide to produce an audio book?
As I mentioned, the Amazon ACX (Audiobook Creation Exchange) facility is unavailable to authors outside of the USA, which meant I had not only to find and audition a suitable narrator, but also find a producer who held an account with Audible. After much research and negotiations with various audiobook production companies I signed a contract with Dave Giorgio of BookRite Books.
How did you choose the reader for the book and the production company?
Dave Giorgio recommended Michelle Ford as a possible narrator. Michelle is British, although she now lives in the USA and has worked for the BBC, Disney, and has narrated books for many of the major publishing houses. Michelle was a perfect match for Grace, my female protagonist. And the rest, as they say, is history. The audiobook version of Ring of Lies was released just prior to Christmas 2013
Do your research! There are many companies offering audiobook production. Audition as many narrators as you can to find the best voice for your project. Your chosen narrator should enunciate clearly, but able to ‘act’ the part of your characters, portraying all the emotion necessary to bring the book alive. What else would you like to share with readers about your audio book?
I’m delighted to say that Ring of Lies has been awarded, what I hope, is the first of many 5 star reviews on Audible.co.uk!
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