Book reviews matter because they help readers find a writer’s work and also help a writer to learn and grow from an honest critique.
I had such a fun time in a book discussion from my novel, Sandcastles. A wonderful group of readers met with me online and asked many questions.
Sandcastles is a novel that delves into the concept of living life to the fullest. Discover life’s gifts, the ones that can set hearts and minds reeling.
The moment has arrived when I can finally say “it’s here!”
The Inner Secrets Audio Book is here. And it’s FREE!
Ah… after eight months of hard work, I’m done with recording and editing the Inner Secrets Audio Book.
As a special gift of gratitude for all the support I received in the reading and writing community, I’ve decided to give this audio book away as a gift to you all. It was such a pleasure recording it, and I want as many people as possible to enjoy it!
The Pleasure of Making an Audio Book
During the process of recording this audio book, I had the pleasure of collaborating with the talented musician, E. Joseph. He wrote and produced the theme music for the book trailer and chapter breaks, Follow Your Heart. He has also generously offered to allow free downloads of this song too!
Recording this has been an adventure, for sure!
I’ve learned a ton, of course through trial and error, and am excited to continue recording many more books in the future.
This Audio Book is Special to Me
Inner Secrets will always be near and dear to me because it was the first time I’ve ever experienced my books on such an intimate level. While narrating, my characters took me on a whole new emotional trip. Narrating gave me new perspective into their struggles and triumphs and allowed me to feel their emotions on a level so far beyond what I did when I actually wrote the book. Every morning, as I sat in my recording room and dove into Hope and Lucy’s life, I embraced an incredible feeling of intimacy, honesty, and rawness.
I invite you to come listen to Hope and Lucy’s story. You’ll also be able to download Follow Your Heart.
Wishing you all the best,
P.S. Do you enjoy listening to an audio book?
Novel number 7, Staying True, is here!
I am so happy to announce that my next novel, Staying True, is now available in print and kindle.
Staying True was a fascinating novel to write because it combined romance, friendship, and many life lessons in its story line. These characters are some of my favorites. Here’s why:
Ruby: her free-spirited ways are refreshing and ultra sexy. She’s someone with whom I wish I could hang out. What an adventure she’d create for sure. And I can’t fail to mention, she’s a masseuse:)
Nadia: her flaws make her so real. She’s someone I could confess my inner most secrets to and never worry she’d judge me on them.
Shawna: oh where to start with her…? I admire this strong, no-nonsense woman. Shawna is a transgender woman who would jump in front of a speeding train to save a friend’s life. Her honesty, courage, and knack for witty redirection make me wish I could have a friend like her in my life.
Grampa: I molded this genuine character right from my greatest role model, my own grampa. His story may be fictitious, but his personality is spot on to the lively, youthful spirit of my sweet grandfather. In this story, Grampa has made mistakes throughout his life, and has seen his fair share of tragedy and disappointments, and yet he still jokes around and is able to share lessons that can change a person in a blink.
Here’s a quick synopsis of Staying True-
Free-spirited masseuse Ruby Clark treasures her independence, refusing to allow anyone to encroach on her sense of control. She succeeds at remaining unaffected until she meets Nadia Chase, a self-assured, sexy new client who sets Ruby’s heart in motion.
The two develop a connection that drips with chemistry. As Ruby struggles to maintain her autonomy amidst the fervent attraction, Nadia reveals a secret that threatens to derail both their professional relationship and their blossoming love.
Seeking guidance and support from Shawna, their transgender friend who struggles with her own issues of self-worth, and Ruby’s grampa, a wise storyteller who raised Ruby in the aftermath of a childhood tragedy, the unlikely foursome embarks on a quest to learn the meaning of love, letting go, and staying true.
Have you had a chance to read Staying True yet?
If so, who is your favorite character and why? What do you feel is the central theme to Staying True?
Wishing you the very best,
Suzie Carr, novelist