Tease: Daughters of the Bride

Narrator Tanya Eby paints the humorous saga of three sisters preparing for their mother’s wedding.

It’s all about personality as Tanya Eby introduces the tribulations of sisters Courtney, Sienna, and Rachel in Susan Mallery’s DAUGHTERS OF THE BRIDE.

Daughters of the Bride

DAUGHTERS OF THE BRIDE
by Susan Mallery, read by Tanya Eby
Blackstone Audio

Susan Mallery’s story of the months leading up to Maggie’s wedding seems light and comedic at first, but as the wedding draws near, Courtney, Sienna, and Rachel face crises that have festered since their father’s death. Narrator Tanya Eby keys into a genuine reservoir of feeling that will have listeners thinking about their own family dynamic with new  candor. Humorous dialogue and personal reflections meld into a heartfelt, out of the ordinary story.

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Tease: Career Advice in Romance Audiobooks

Looking for a new job? Listen to these career choices—they all come with love benefits!

For many of us, audiobooks make the journey to and from our jobs seem a little less stressful. But there’s no shortage of career development information to be found in romance audiobooks. This month you’ll be treated to a panoply of career choices embedded in some entertaining audiobooks. In $10,000,000 MARRIAGE PROPOSAL, Sarah Mollo-Christensen gets inside the heads of three successful career women who decide to compete to be a rich man’s wife.

$10,000,000 Marriage Proposal$10,000,000 MARRIAGE PROPOSAL
by James Patterson & Hilary Liftin, read by Sarah Mollo-Christensen
Hachette Audio/Blackstone Audio

Jim Frangione makes the history of sculpting carousel horses seem like the sexiest thing ever in his performance of DARK CAROUSEL. Narrator Shari Peele had me humming “signed, sealed, delivered” with the Post Office love affair in Zuri Day’s PACKING HEAT.

Packing HeatPACKING HEAT: A Blue-Collar Lover Novel
by Zuri Day, read by Shari Peele
Recorded Books

Lorna Bennett outlines the benefits of piracy in Lynsay Sands’s LADY PIRATE. Vanessa Johansson describes small-town police work in RaeAnne Thayne’s RIVERBEND ROAD.

Lady Pirate LADY PIRATE
by Lynsay Sands, read by Lorna Bennett
Harper Audio/Blackstone Audio

So whether you’re considering a career change or just want to take your mind off your own career, these romance audiobooks provide a peek at some intriguing ways to support yourself.

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Tease: Dark Carousel

From the Queen of Paranormal Romance, Christine Feehan

AudioFile goes Behind the Mic with narrator Jim Frangione to hear about one of the challenges of his first performance of one of Christine Feehan’s Dark titles, DARK CAROUSEL.

“Feehan’s ancient Carpathian language was hard, but fun to do!”—Jim Frangione

Dark Carousel

DARK CAROUSEL
by Christine Feehan, read by Jim Frangione
Penguin Audio
Earphones Award Winner

Feehan’s long-running Dark series—DARK CAROUSEL is #29—gets a brilliant fresh voice. AudioFile’s reviewer calls Jim’s performance “dark and delicious,” and we hope he’ll stay in the world of the Carpathians. Listen to a sound clip and read our review HERE.

Jim Frangione

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Tease: October New Releases

This month’s best new romance releases

October 4th, 2016:

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DEADLY SILENCE
Rebecca Zanetti, read by Karen White

BEDMATES
Nichole Chase, read by Saskia Maarleveld & Will Damron

TWELVE DAYS OF CHRISTMAS
Debbie Macomber, read by Suzanne Elise Freeman

October 11th, 2016:

Overexposed

OVEREXPOSED
Meagan Erickson, read by Marc Bachmann

IT HAD TO BE THEM
Tamra Baumann, read by Kate Rudd

October 18th, 2016:

Black Diamond

BLACK DIAMOND
Susannah Sandlin, read by Elizabeth Godley

TELL ME AGAIN
Michelle Major, read by Natalie Duke

October 25th, 2016:

Taking Charge

TAKING CHARGE
Ruth Cardello, read by Natalie Ross

THE ROGUE’S WAGER
Christi Caldwell, read by Tim Campbell

TANTALIZING MARIA
Helen Hardt, read by Kendall Taylor

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Tease: A Buccaneer at Heart

Sea captain Robert Frobisher searches for kidnappers in West Africa

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Stephanie Laurens‘s Adventurers Quartet has many fans, and Steve West’s narrations win the heart and loyalties of even more.

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by Stephanie Laurens, read by Steve West
Blackstone Audio
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Capt. Frobisher encounters Miss Eileen Hopkins in an African port and is deterred from making his way home to come to her aid to find her brother. They plunge into the jungle with only their talents and inner strengths to aid them—and with the courage of their hearts as their guide. Read our full reviews of Books 1 through 3: THE LADY’S COMMAND, A BUCCANEER AT HEART, and THE DAREDEVIL SNARED.

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Tease: September Hot Picks

Cozy up with this month’s hot picks! 

Some Romance choices from James Patterson’s Bookshots series, and other audiobook titles to charm your September listening hours. 

The Bourbon Thief

THE BOURBON THIEF 
by Tiffany Reisz, read by Kim Staunton
Harlequin Audio/Blackstone Audio

Cooper and Paris fight over million-dollar bourbon in Louisville, Kentucky.

Fire Bound

FIRE BOUND: Sea Haven/Sisters of the Heart, Book 5
by Christine Feehan, read by Carol Monda
Recorded Books

Lissa Piner joins her supernatural powers with Casmir Prakenskii’s to fight a European crime ring.

ONLY BELOVED
Only Beloved: Survivors Club, Book 7
by Mary Balogh, read by Rosalyn Landor
Recorded Books

This series finale title pairs the Duke of Stanbrook with music instructor Dora Debbins in a second-chance-at-love story.

Sweet Tomorrows
SWEET TOMORROWS: A Rose Harbor novel
Debbie Macomber, read by Lorelei King
Random House Audio/Books On Tape

This series-ending story brings tough choices for Jo Marie Rose and her Inn guest, Emily Gaffney.

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Tease: Glitterland

Don’t miss hearing this master of the Romance genre—narrator Nicholas Boulton!

Nicholas Boulton has been celebrated again and again for his suberb performances, and Alexis Hall’s GLITTERLAND gets the same captivating treatment.

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by Alexis Hall, read by Nicholas Boulton
Hedgehog Inc. Productions
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Ash Winters is fighting crippling depression and anxiety, and swiftly losing hope. The last thing he wants is to fall for a dramatic stranger with a fake tan and a sparkly jacket. Boulton’s performance pulls listeners right into this fraught, fiery relationship, transforming every pitfall, heartbreak, revelation, and reconciliation into a memorable listening experience. Read AudioFile’s full review here, or check out more audiobooks narrated by Nicholas Boulton.

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Tease: September’s New Releases

New great romance audiobooks!

Some Romance choices from James Patterson’s Bookshots series, and other audiobook titles to charm your September listening hours.

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CHANGE OF HEART
by Nicole Jacquelyn, read by Alastair Haynesbridge

THE MATING SEASON
by Lauren Horowitz, read by Lauren Fortang

THE ONE REAL THING
by Samantha Young, read by Tad Branson and Angelica Lee

SACKING THE QUARTERBACK
by Samantha Towle, read by Brittany Pressley

EVEN THE SCORE
by Beth Ehemann, read by Christian Fox, Lucy Rivers

September 13, 2016:

THE LULLABY SKY
by Carolyn Brown, read by Brittany Pressley


September 27, 2016:

The Perks of Loving a Scoundrel

THE PERKS OF LOVING A SCOUNDREL
by Jennifer McQuiston, read by Lana J. Weston

POSSESSION
by Helen Hardt, read by Sebastian York, Neva Navarre

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Tease: Bay of Sighs

Islands in the Mediterranean make for romantic settings in Nora Roberts’s Guardians Trilogy.

Listeners will be drawn into Nora Roberts‘s Guardians Trilogy with book two in the series, BAY OF SIGHS, narrated by Saskia Maarleveld, who also performed STARS OF FORTUNE.

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BAY OF SIGHS

by Nora Roberts, read by Saskia Maarleveld
Brilliance Audio

Six diverse characters are on a quest to find the stars of fortune before an evil goddess finds them. BAY OF SIGHS takes place on the island of Capri and focuses on the romance between Annika, the mermaid, and Sawyer, a traveler.

The Greek island of Corfu is the setting for STARS OF FORTUNE. Maarleveld keeps listeners on the edge of their seats.

Stars of Fortune
STARS OF FORTUNE
by Nora Roberts, Read by Saskia Maarleveld
Brilliance Audio

And if you’re hooked, the final title in the trilogy, ISLAND OF GLASS —also narrated by Saskia — comes out in December 2016.

Ever wonder what it would be like to narrate a Nora Roberts audiobook? See what Shannon McManus, the narrator of THE OBSESSION, has to say here!

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Tease: Honor

An essential element of romance

It might not be obvious, but honor is an essential element of romance.  After all, no one wants to date someone who cheats or is unkind to the less fortunate. What honorable traits do you require in a romantic partner?  Do you yourself brake for squirrels, leave a 20% tip, or give a dollar to the team collecting outside the supermarket?

These TEASE audiobooks showcase personal belief and the ways narrators portray the shared values that can develop through romance.

Marrying Winterbone

In THE DUKE OF SIN, MARRYING WINTERBORNE, and THE MCCULLAGH INN IN MAINE, narrators show us the evolution certain characters undergo to achieve moral agreement with their partners.

The McCullag Inn in Maine

Romance is a fundamental validation of identity, and what is more basic to identity than personal conviction? As with the best audiobooks, you’ll find a little bit of yourself in each of these compelling listens.

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