Interview: Nicola R. White (Fury’s Kiss) ~ Giveaway/Audio Excerpt

Hello and Welcome All!

Today I’m very lucky to be interviewing Nicola R. White author of Fury’s Kiss.

Hi Nicola, thank you for agreeing to this interview. Tell us about the process of turning your book into an audiobook.

Fury’s Kiss was the first audiobook I produced. Since I self-published this book, I wanted to do the same with the audiobook. I used a marketplace service offered by Audible.com for authors and narrators to connect and produce audiobooks that will be distributed through the site. Potential narrators submitted auditions and I selected the wonderful Elizabeth Tebb!

Was a possible audiobook recording something you were conscious of while writing?

Absolutely! I always think about the possibility of my books being adapted into all sorts of different mediums, whether audio, film, graphic novel, or something else I haven’t thought of yet.

Are you an audiobook listener? What about the audiobook format appeals to you?

Of course! I love the way a good narrator can make you feel as if the story is coming to life. I also like the convenience of being able to multitask while listening to a good book. My favorite place to listen to audiobooks is in the car.

In your opinion, what are the pros and cons of writing a stand-alone novel vs. writing a series?

As a reader and an author, I prefer a series to a stand-alone. From a reader perspective, if I like a book, I want more! From an author perspective, books in a series are easier to sell and readers seem to prefer them. It’s fun to create and explore a world in detail, although the con is that it can get hard to keep track of everything (especially if the series is based on mythology, like in the New England Furies series!).

What’s your favorite:

  1. Food – sushi
  2. Song – I like anything that is atmospheric and catchy at the same time. Think of the True Blood theme song, “Bad Things”.
  3. Book – This question is impossible! If I have to pick, I’ll go with The Catcher in the Rye. Lots of people hate it, but it’s one of the first books that challenged my ideas about the structure of a novel and made me want to be a writer.
  4. Television show – Buffy the Vampire Slayer
  5. Movie – Kids’ movie: Zootopia; adult movie: Sin City – I think it’s underrated
  6. Band –  I’m a sucker for old country. I love Johnny Cash and Dolly Parton.
  7. Sports team – I don’t usually follow team sports so I’ll go with Muhammad Ali as my favorite athlete. He was a controversial but fascinating figure.
  8. City – I flip flop between Boston and London.

 

Author: Nicola R. White
Narrator: Elizabeth Tebb

Length: 9 hours 2 minutes

Publisher: Strange Roads Press⎮2017

Genre: Paranormal Romance

Series: New England Furies, Book 1

Release date: Sep. 18, 2017

Synopsis: Tara Walker dreams of more excitement than slinging plates of seafood for Cape Cod tourists, but as she learns when she is attacked and forced to fight for her life, fate sometimes has a funny way of giving you exactly what you wish for. Faced with strange new powers and embroiled in a murder investigation, Tara must now race to uncover the secrets of the ancient Fury that has woken inside of her – and of the evil that stalks her.

As if Tara’s life hasn’t gotten complicated enough, she is forced to ally herself with Jackson Byrne, witness to her assault and uncle to a pint-sized oracle whose fate is intertwined with hers. Skeptical, stubborn, and oh-so-sexy, Jackson wrestles with demons of his own. He is determined to ignore the attraction rising between them even faster than the body count, but like it or not, he and Tara need each other if they are to unravel the mysteries that surround them.

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About the Author: Nicola R. White

Nicola R. White comes from a small city on the east coast of Canada where ghost stories and superstitions abound. Although she is a lawyer by profession, her passion is reading and writing fiction. In 2016, Nicola’s debut novel, Fury’s Kiss, won the $10,000 Kobo Emerging Writer Prize in Romance. She is currently producing her first graphic novel.

Nicola is a member of Romance Writers of America and Romance Writers of Atlantic Canada. She is a frequent guest and speaker at literary events such as Word on the Street and Hal-Con, the largest sci fi/fantasy convention east of Montreal.

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About the Narrator: Elizabeth Tebb

I am a literacy specialist with experience performing in a number of roles. Having spent a great deal of time speaking publicly as both an educator and an administrator, I have accrued a varied skill set that I feel confident I can use to advance and advertise bodies of work. My passion for literature drives me to bring the voices within it to life.

 

 

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Jul. 10th:
Happily Ever BookWorm (Spotlight)
Audiobook Romance (Review, Spotlight)
Loie Dunn (Review, Spotlight)
The Book Junkie Reads . . . (Review, Spotlight)

Jul. 11th:
Notes from ‘Round the Bend (Spotlight)
The Bookworm Lodge (Spotlight)

Jul. 12th:
T’s Stuff (Review, Spotlight)
Jazzy Book Reviews (Spotlight)

Jul. 13th:
Angel’s Guilty Pleasures (Spotlight)
Lilly’s Book World (Review)

Jul. 14th:
Book Addict (Review, Spotlight)
Up ‘Til Dawn Book Blog (Spotlight)

Jul. 15th:
Smada’s Book Smack (Review, Spotlight)
Bookworms Corner Blog Spot (Review, Spotlight)
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Jul. 16th:
The Book Addict’s Reviews (Review, Spotlight)
Chapter Break (Review, Spotlight)
Declarations of a Fangirl (Review)

 

 

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I was born and raised in Northern Indiana. I’m an outdoor sun loving reader living near San Fransisco. I’m a mother, wife, dog owner, animal, and book lover. I’m the owner, reviewer, and mind behind Angel’s Guilty Pleasures. My favorite animals are horses & dogs. As for reading I love all things paranormal & urban fantasy. My favorite shifters are dragons!

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7 comments on “Interview: Nicola R. White (Fury’s Kiss) ~ Giveaway/Audio Excerpt

  1. thank you for the post and excerpt 🙂

  2. Awesome excerpt and interview and giveaway!! Shared on all my socials!!

  3. Great interview Angela, I find the process of creating an audiobook fascinating. Thanks for sharing!

  4. Sounds like a good read (and listen)!

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  6. I loved learning about the process and it’s nice to know that audible helps indie authors too! Thanks for the chance!

  7. I’ve only had the chance to listen to a couple of Audiobooks and I’ve like the so far. This one sounds great.