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The audiobook industry seems to be growing by leaps and bounds lately. Personally, I’m a big fan of them. I like listening to books when I’m exercising though that isn’t often. I also like to sit and listen in my room and drown out all the noise around me.
As an author/self-publisher I started getting my books on audio slowly. The first one was the short story I wrote with Sara York, Transparency. It was a harmless process thanks to the narrator we choose, John Solo with Falcon Sound Company. Afterward, he even sent me a message that he liked the book and would gladly work with me again.
I wanted to produce Bartender, PI and Subject 13 into audiobooks but there was a huge stumbling block—money! Making an audiobook isn’t a cheap process. Different narrators charge different amounts. A novel of fifty thousand words could cost anywhere between $800 and several thousand.
I got lucky with John because he’s extremely talented and gave me a great price. We did Bartender, PI first and I was thrilled with how it turned out. Linc is a unique character with unique thoughts and John nailed his voice perfectly.
Subject 13 was a different matter. Transparency was a short story and Bartender, PI a novella. Being a full-length novel Subject13 had many more characters and thus many more voices needed. I can’t express how happy I was to work with John again. He was so easy to work with
When I approved the first fifteen minutes I mentioned a character who had grown up on a ranch in Nevada. John had given him a slight southern twang. We worked together to change that, and I also got to approve the voices for other characters before he got started.
The audio version of Subject 13 turned out very well. The romance between Ben and Luke is strong as ever. The mystery of Oasis and DG is still there. All the important aspects of the story are still there.
If you liked the book I’m hoping you’ll give the audio a chance. If you haven’t read the book but enjoy audio, I hope you’ll give it a chance. It’s a personal favorite of mine that came from an idea that had been in my head since I was very young.
Keep reading for your chance to win one of my available audiobooks!
Title: Subject 13
Author: Ethan Stone
Publisher: Self Published
Publication Date: 06/26/2015
Cover Artist: A.J. Corza
Genre: Action/Adventure, Contemporary, M/M Romance, Thriller
Luke Kincaid’s life is exploding all around him. First, his lover leaves him to marry a woman, then childhood nightmares return with a vengeance.
He finds comfort in his renewed friendship with high school buddy, Ben Skinner. Luke works on rebuilding his life, but repressed memories threaten everything. Luke and Ben investigate his past while Luke fights his attraction to Ben, who he believes is straight.
But someone doesn’t want them to discover the truth, and Luke’s life is in jeopardy. Luke can’t stop his search, not even when he finds out it is connected to a government cover up. Luke and Ben must uncover the secrets of Luke’s past as well as deal with their true feelings for each other.
Here’s your chance to get an audiobook. I’m going to giveaway one for each of my books on audio; Transparency, Bartender, PI and Subject 13. I’ll pick three lucky winners from the comments below. Good luck!
About Ethan Stone
Ethan Stone is an out and proud gay man. Which is fairly new in his life, the out part, not the gay part. He’s been queer his whole life, though he tried to deny it for years with a wonderful woman. The years in denial weren’t all bad, he has two amazing kids out of it. His son is a teenager and his daughter has made him a grandfather, three times over. A way too young grandfather.
Ethan recently returned to Oregon after almost a decade in Nevada. He no longer has a day job and is doing his best to make a living at this writing thing. If he can’t make a living, he at least wants to support his Mt. Dew and beef jerky addictions.
Readers can find Ethan online.
I have a number of paperbacks, most of which are signed, to giveaway. Over the between now (11 Mar 2017) and 31 Mar 2017, every comment on the blog (this post and all other new posts), will be entered to win 1 of these paperbacks. There are also some misc swag items, so there will be a few packs of these to give away as well.
Thank you so much for your support over the last 4 years. Prism will be closing its doors on 1 April 2017. All content will remain available, but no new content will appear after 31 Mar 2017. As such all request forms have been turned off. Again Thank you,
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