Greetings, Champions! I’m pleased to announce that Swan Lake is now available for pre-order! Woohoo! I am a mash of excitement and apprehension with this puppy. I’m excited because Odette, the heroine, was so much fun to write. To start with, she’s sarcastic–which is my FAVORITE to write because it opens the doors to humor–but she is also exceedingly practical and a bit mouthy. I hope you guys like her as much as I do. I am nervous, though, because this is the first story I’m publishing after the Snow Queen books. The Snow Queen books had a phenomenal reaction, and a lot of new Champions joined our ranks as a result of it, which is amazing, wonderful, fabulous, and a whole string of adjectives I would list here that would make my editors tell me to narrow down my word choice…but it’s also a bit intimidating because Rakel is now something of a standard my characters have to live up to.
So, I’m really looking forward to hearing what you all have to say about Odette and her crew.
Next, more book news! Red Rope of Fate is getting an audiobook! It’s my first audiobook ever, and it’s being produced by Tantor Media. Lucy Rayner is the narrator, and she’s got some serious narrating creds. She narrated the audiobook version of Maleficent and Brave. (If you want to here a sample of her work, click here to go to the Maleficent Audible page, there’s a sample you can listen to. Try to listen to the whole thing as the sample starts with her in the middle of a piece of dialog.)
So far the processes has been a lot of fun! I worked with a production assistant to pick the narrator, and I got to email back and forth with Lucy to confirm some of the pronunciations. They are still working on producing it, so Red Rope of Fate‘s audiobook will be available sometime in mid to late July.
That’s all of my exciting news for now. Have a marvelous weekend, Champions, and thank you for reading!
Oh my god I preordered swan lake right now and its it’s released on my birthday! I feel like somehow the stars are aligned for this because my sister and I have been going through some serious K.M Shea magic withdrawals. Did you listen to any music/have a playlist like with your first snow queen novel?
Happy early birthday! With that added pressure, now I REALLY hope you will enjoy Swan Lake. 😉
Just preordered it! I have a long flight Sunday night and I am going to try really hard to not read it until I leave!
Ooohhh, safe travels! 🙂 I HAVE to have a book with me whenever I fly, so I totally understand.
I can’t wait to read Swan Lake – and, a Red Rope of Fate audiobook?!?! Whoa! The narrator is perfect!
Yes! When I heard Lucy’s sample I did my version of the happy dance–which turned into me running around the house shrieking while my dog tried to poke me in the butt for disturbing her nap.
I read the Malificent and Brave sample. You’re right. Ms. Rayner is good! 🙂
I’m so glad you agree! Having a good narrator is crucial for an audiobook, so I’m really looking forward to hearing it!
Awesome! I can’t wait to read Swan Lake! 🙂 I’m sure that it’ll be great!
Already pre ordered Swan Lake (did U mention that I love your novels !) & am delighted that The Red Rope of Fate will be available as an audio book ..It really is one of my favourites of your books, & one of the first that I read .
That’s so fun! I have a big soft spot for Arion and Tari–in terms of couples they might be my favorite because they’re just too cute. It’s been KILLING ME that I couldn’t tell you all right away about the audio book–it was the reason why Red Rope got the big edit! 😀