Author: Miranda Lynn
Narrator: Brian Callahan
Series: Black Mountain Pack
Length: 4 hours 25 minutes
Publisher: Miranda Lynn
Released: Aug. 4, 2017
Genre: Paranormal Romance
Miranda is a mother to two teenage boys who are sure they know it all, a 75lb lapdog, a 15lb foot warmer, and a cat that most days plans her demise. She is thankful her husband doesn't mind the extra voices in her head. Miranda is an only child who grew up on a dairy farm in Illinois which left her plenty of time to make up stories in her head for entertainment. She currently resides in Tennessee where she wonder if Mother Nature will ever stop with the hormonal mood swings. She fuels herself with coffee, chocolate, and wine.
Casey has always been alone until Jake. They both were in the system and once they got out, they stuck together. Jake only wants to keep her safe. When Mack brings her to the Pack, she is shocked to learn the truth about herself. She is confused and scared. The Black Mountain Pack is a wonderful Pack. She feels safe and finally at home. When the danger of her father comes into play, she does what she must to end his reign of terror forever. Excellent read with an awesome storyline.
I received this audiobook as part of my participation in a blog tour with Audiobookworm Promotions. The tour is being sponsored by Miranda Lynn. The gifting of this audiobook did not affect my opinion of it.
5 Star Review by Julie of Spunky N Sassy
Q&A with Author Miranda Lynn
- Tell us about the process of turning your book into an audiobook. Mack took a little longer than my previous two books. I was searching for just the right voice to bring it to life. I work all my audiobooks through ACX which is a wonderful way for me to bring my books to life for those that would rather listen to them. I put the book up on the website and make it available for all narrators to find, but then I start my search, narrow it down to a few and then enlist my elite listeners to listen to their clips and give me feedback. From there I send out invitations to those I really like to audition for the book. It’s a process and this time took me six months to find the right voice, but Brian fit the bill.
- How did you select your narrator? After listening to about six auditions Brian’s voice caught my attention and after requesting a slight change to tone and attitude on a character I felt I hit the jackpot.
- How closely did you work with your narrator before and during the recording process? Brian was very good at communication and I worked closer with him than I have any other narrator. Did you give them any pronunciation tips or special insight into the characters? Yes, I did send character info to him, but he prompted me to do so. It’s not something I had done before, but will do from now on. He took great direction and was always open to any change that I needed. But those were few and far between, I feel that Brian really got into the story and character lines well.
- Were there any real life inspirations behind your writing? No, that’s what I love about writing this series, it was fun to create it from the ground up. When Brian asked for character sheets, and any actor/actresses that came to mind for the voices it took me a couple days to compile the list as i just ran with what they said in my head.
- How do you manage to avoid burn-out? I take a break between books and read, it gives me time to decompress and usually inspires me to get back to the next book.What do you do to maintain your enthusiasm for writing? I read, I talk to other authors, and interact with the readers.
- Is there a particular part of this story that you feel is more resonating in the audiobook performance than in the book format? There is a scene where Casey finds out who and what she truly is that seems to come across really well in audio, and the banter between. Rook and Casey in the tunnel makes me laugh a bit.
- What bits of advice would you give to aspiring authors? Keep writing, don’t edit as you go, finish the story and put it down for at least a week before going back to it. Find a kick ass editor and a good cover.
- Why did you choose to write paranormal romance? Because it’s my favorite genre to read.
- Do you have any tips for authors going through the process of turning their books into audiobooks? Be patient, don’t rush it, and don’t settle for someone who just isn’t the right fit.
- What’s next for you? I hope to start work on Rook’s audiobook soon, and am currently writing Sterling (the third in the BMP series).
with Author Miranda Lynn
- Waffle fries or curly fries? Waffle fries
- GIF with a hard g or soft g? Hard g
- Fantasy or science-fiction? Fantasy
- Superman or Batman? Superman
- Text message or call? Text
- Pancakes or waffles? pancakes
- Doctor Who or the Walking Dead? ugh...The tenth Dr otherwise Walking Dead
- TV Shows or movies? Both
- Facebook or Twitter? Facebok
- Alice in Wonderland or Robinson Crusoe? Alice in Wonderland
- Being too warm or too cold? Too warm
- Netflix or Hulu? netflix
- Work Hard or Play Hard? Play hard
- Passenger or Driver? Driver
- Amusement Park or Day at the Beach? Beach
- Honesty or Other’s Feelings? Careful Honesty
- Movie at Home or Movie at the Theater? Movie at home
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