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6 Great Audiobooks from Evolved Publishing – Part 1

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Whatever Your Listening Pleasure,
There’s Something For You In These 6 Audiobooks

 
We say it all the time at Evolved Publishing, but we’ll say it one more time: Quality is Priority #1. This assurance to our readers is, we believe, what distinguishes us from some others — the true hallmark of our brand. We never compromise on our extremely high standards, and that means you have a publisher you can trust in EP.
 
Well, this certainly holds true for our audiobooks, as well. Each is produced to exacting standards, edited for accuracy and clarity, and designed to provide you with several hours of listening pleasure. Whether you’re driving in the car, flying on the plane (or sitting in the airport waiting on said plane), or relaxing in your most comfortable chair with your favorite beverage, you’re sure to enjoy these pleasant diversions from your daily grind.
 
Today, the good folks at Audavoxx.com are featuring 6 of our audiobooks (pictured above), and we’d like to share them with you here. IMPORTANT NOTE: We’ll be making a very special offer at the end of this post, so keep on reading.
 

Our 6 Featured Selections

 
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The Silver Sphere by Michael Dadich (Narrators: Martha Lee and BJ Schaeffer)
 
WINNER OF OVER 15 LITERARY AWARDS!
 
Shelby Pardow never imagined she could kill someone. When she is teleported to awaiting soldiers on the planet Azimuth, she is no longer a child but Kin to one of the six Aulic Assembly members whom Malefic Cacoethes has drugged and imprisoned. He seeks to become dictator of this world (and then Earth by proxy). His father, Biskara, is an evil celestial entity, tracked by the Assembly with an armillary device, The Silver Sphere. Can the Kin reassemble in time to release or replace the Assembly, overthrowing Malefic and restraining Biskara?
 
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The Lone Wolf by E.D. Martin (Narrator: Holly Adams)
 
Andrew is handsome and charming, and his interest in Kasey awakens feelings she’d rather have for her husband, who pushes her further away with each of his alcohol-fueled outbursts. Intent on preserving her marriage for the sake of her young daughter, and with no one else to confide in, Kasey turns to Andrew for support. As their relationship grows, Kasey must decide if she will repair her marriage and remain with the man she’s always loved, or if she will give up everything she holds dear to save the soul of a man she barely knows.
 
 
 
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Tell Me You Want Me by Amelia James (Narrator: Johanna Fairview)
 
Their first kiss is impulsive, fun, a little wicked—everything Jane Elliot isn’t looking for in a man, but desperately needs. The second kiss is slow, deliberate, an instant connection—everything Austin Sinclair never had with a woman, and doesn’t want. Jane is no easy conquest, not the type of woman Austin’s used to. Stubborn as hell, a bookworm more interested in studying than dating, she needs a little—no, a lot—of fun in her life. Well,Austin’s just the guy who can give it to her. He promised her a good time—nothing more—and wow… does he ever deliver!
 
Be sure to move on to the second book in the College Romance series: Secret Storm, now available as an audiobook.
 
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Forgive Me, Alex by Lane Diamond (Narrator: Kevin Scollin)
 
WINNER: Pinnacle Book Achievement Award – Summer 2014 – Category: Thriller
 
Tony Hooper stands in shadow across the street, one amongst many in the crowd of curiosity-hounds gathered to watch a monster’s release. Seventeen years after Mitchell Norton, the devil, terrorized Algonquin, Illinois on a spree of kidnapping, torture and murder, the authorities release the butcher from psychiatric prison. Tony longs to charge across the street to destroy Norton—no remorse—as if stepping on a cockroach. Only sheer force of will prevents his doing so. The devil walks the world again. What shall Tony do about it? Aye, what indeed.
 
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Dream Warriors by D. Robert Pease (Narrator: David Radtke)
 
After his brothers throw him down a manhole, Joey is drawn into a hidden society of warriors who have been battling a reincarnated Egyptian Pharaoh for over 3,000 years. In the dream world, everyone is not what they appear to be, and it’s impossible to tell who to trust. As Joey slips deeper into a world of gladiator battles and clandestine missions within other people’s dreams, he catches the eye of a beautiful Egyptian princess.
 
Be sure to watch for the second book in the Joey Cola series: Cleopatra Rising, due to release in 2016. And if you have middle grade kids (9-13 years old) who love science fiction, don’t miss D. Robert Pease’s audiobooks for the Noah Zarc Series of sci-fi adventures.
 
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Circles by Ruby Standing Deer (Narrator: Karen Rose Richter)
 
With much of the world still undiscovered, a small band of people live a peaceful life, until the dream vision of a young boy, Feather Floating In Water, changes everything. Only nine winters old, Feather’s dreams turn his seemingly ordinary childhood into the journey of a lifetime. He must help his people face a terrifying destiny from which they cannot turn away. He must find a way to make his people listen.
 
Be sure to move on to books 2-3 in the Shining Light’s Saga Series, Spirals and Stones, also available as audiobooks.
 
 

And Now… Our VERY SPECIAL OFFER:

 
As a special thanks for your support, we want to offer you a free gift… or 2… or 3. Here’s how it works:
 
1) Purchase any of the audiobooks featured in this post;
2) Email your purchase verification email to us at Admin@EvolvedPub.com;
3) Please let us know which other featured audiobook (of equal or lesser value) you’d like free, and;
4) We’ll email you a coupon for that second featured audiobook. The coupon will be good at Audible.com, where you’ll be able to download that second audiobook
ABSOLUTELY FREE!

BUT WAIT! THERE’S MORE!

You may exercise this Buy-1-Get-1-Free option up to 3 times! Yes, you may purchase 3 of the featured audiobooks, and get the other 3 free. (Or you can buy 2 and get 2 free.)

So don’t miss out on this great opportunity. And as always, we thank you for supporting the EP brand of indie publishing.

Evolved Publishing Releases 4 New Books June 2, 2014

It’s Launch Day!

It’s another one of those great days, when we bring new books into the world for your reading pleasure. In this case, this is the second of 2 book launches 2 weeks apart, a particularly fun time.

This time around, we have 2 children’s picture books for the tikes 3-8 years old, a young adult novel for readers 13 and older, and an epic fantasy for readers 15 and older. So we offer great stories across multiple genres. Check them out!

CHILDREN’S PICTURE BOOK (3-8 Years Old):

3D-SammyStealsTheShowSammy Steals the Show by
Emlyn Chand (Author) and Noelle Giffin (Illustrator)

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Sammy is a talented young cockatiel who loves to sing out of his open apartment window for all of Australia to hear. One day, he watches a reality singing competition with his human friend, Lisa, and knows that if he could just audition, he would surely win.

What follows is a masterful escape, an eventful journey to the Sydney Opera House, and an audition the crew of Sing Your Heart Out will never forget. Will Sammy take home the title of Australia’s next rising star, or will he find something more important along the way?

There’s only one way to find out: join Sammy in his humorous adventure of fame, friendship, and fun, in this edition of the color-illustrated Bird Brain Books series for children.

3D-ValentinaMaskedMummyValentina and the Masked Mummy by
Majanka Verstraete (Author) and Noelle Giffin (Illustrator)

COMING WITHIN A FEW DAYS….

When noises shake Valentina’s bedroom in the middle of the night, and her resident ghost, Jerry, hides under her bed, the little vampire girl tumbles into yet another adventure.

Eager to investigate the source of the uproar, she bumps into her brother Vlad in the hallway. He’s as clueless as she is, but at least he’s not as terrified of the noises as Jerry.

The trio follows the noise to the museum room, where they find an opened sarcophagus, and a mummy wearing a mask….

Valentina and the Masked Mummy is the third in this fun and exciting new series for kids. Be sure to check out Book 1, Valentina and the Haunted Mansion, and Book 2, Valentina and the Whackadoodle Witch, both of which are now available.

YOUNG ADULT – COMING OF AGE, GIRLS (13 and Older):

3D-DarlaDeckerHatesToWaitDarla Decker Hates to Wait by
Jessica McHugh

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Patience is not Darla Decker’s strong suit. Surviving sixth grade is tough enough with an annoying older brother, a best friend acting distant, and schoolwork. After adding instructive kissing games and the torturous wait for a real date with her biggest crush, Darla is perpetually torn between behaving like an adult and throwing temper tantrums.

Games of flashlight tag, and the crazy cat lady roaming Shiloh Farms in a “demon bus,” serve as distractions during her parents’ quarrels and her anxiety about show choir auditions. Yet the more Darla waits for her adulthood to begin, the more she learns that summoning patience won’t be the hardest part of being eleven.

A frank and funny look at the path to adulthood, Darla Decker Hates to Wait begins a journey of love, loss, and the nitty-gritty of growing up through Darla Decker’s eyes.

Watch for Book 2 in the Darla Decker Diaries series, Darla Decker Takes the Cake, coming in late 2014.

EPIC FANTASY (15 and Older):

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D. Robert Pease

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Aberthol Nauile doesn’t know that he once led legions in a war that had raged since the dawn of time, against an enemy that could not be killed. He doesn’t know that he rode on a dragon with his father, or that his mother died while giving birth to him. He doesn’t know that he once saved his great, great, great grandfather by defeating the black enemy on the slopes of a volcano.

Aberthol doesn’t know that he beheld the creation of the world, as his grandfather eight generations before took the planet, ravaged by a war of the gods, and began anew.

All he knows is that he awoke in a coffin deep within a tomb, and now the whole world thinks he is their savior. All he really wants to know is his name, and why he keeps hearing voices in his head.

Be sure to check out D. Robert Pease’s Noah Zarc series of middle grade sci-fi adventures.

In the News for Evolved Publishing, May 22, 2014

Three Evolved Publishing Authors in the Spotlight

3D-JellicleGirlFirst, under the ongoing heading of “We Love Awards,” author Stevie Mikayne has been honored by the good folks at the National Indie Excellence Book Awards. They’ve named her debut novel, Jellicle Girl, a Finalist: Gay, Lesbian & Transgender Fiction. We think this is a richly-deserved award, and we thank the folks at the Indie Excellence Awards for recognizing the true quality of this excellent book.

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You can get your copy online at any of the retailers linked below:

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3D-NZMammothTroubleSecond, author D. Robert Pease continues to earn high praise for his multiple award-winning Noah Zarc: Mammoth Trouble. This middle grade sci-fi adventure has captured the imagination of readers young and old alike. It’s true that its intended audience is kids 9-13 years old, with characters they can relate to and empathize with – yet adults are loving it too.

See what author and book reviewer SW Lothian has to say about this wonderful book at Seriously Awesome Adventures.

And of course, be sure to check out the full Noah Zarc series.

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For more information on this series, and on all of D. Robert Pease’s books, including links to the online retailer of your choice, please visit www.EvolvedPub.com/DRPeaseBooks/.

3D-TheDollMakerThird, author Majanka Verstraete sits down for an interview with The Writer’s Life eMagazine. She talks about the writing and publishing process, and what inspired her to write the Weirdville lower grade series of spooky adventures – chapter books for kids 6-10 years old. With three books already available, and three more coming in 2014, this is the perfect series for young kids who like a spooky tale – scary, but not too scary; in other words, fun scary.

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Be sure to check out the full Weirdville series at the book pages linked below:
The Doll Maker
House of Horrors
Fright Train

We hope you enjoy these wonderful books for readers of all ages, and as always… thank you.

Evolved Publishing Earns New Honors and Awards in May 2014

And the awards just keep on coming….

We speak often of our commitment to quality, and awards are a sure way to bolster that claim. We understand that awards are both highly subjective and incredibly competitive, which makes receiving them a real challenge. Indeed, we believe some of our books have been extremely deserving of awards for which they were nominated, and yet they came up short in the voting. After all, judges are people, too, and they have their own preferences.

Nonetheless, we’re always pleased when our hard work is recognized by others in the industry. Most recently, we’ve added a few more awards to our shelf.

Publisher Award

Awesome Indies-ApprovedFirst, we have to thank the good folks at Awesome Indies for making Evolved Publishing their first outside publisher to receive the Awesome Indies Seal of Approval. As they explain on their website, Awesome Indies has some tough, uncompromising criteria for the awarding of their seal of approval, as explained here. We are pleased to have met their criteria on a consistent basis, thus earning their trust – and their seal of approval – as a publisher. When looking for books that will stand up to your own high standards, you would do well to trust Awesome Indies as a source of recommendations. We’re gratified to be one of those recommendations.

Book Awards

In the past few weeks, a number of our books have achieved special recognition.

Hot_Sinatra_v2_300dpi_200x300 ArthurEllisAwardsFinalistOn April 24th, the big news for us from our neighbors up north was that the Crime Writers of Canada selected Hot Sinatra by Axel Howerton as one of five finalists for the Arthur Ellis Award for Best First Novel. Hot Sinatra was chosen with 4 other books from a large field, and whether it ultimately wins the award or not (to be announced at the Arthur Ellis Awards gala dinner on Thursday, June 5, at the Arts & Letters Club in downtown Toronto), we are honored that Mr. Howerton’s book has made the cut.
 
 
NZ_Mammoth_Trouble_v2_300dpi_200x300 Eric-Hoffer-Award-Banner_2014 Awesome Indies-ApprovedIt’s been a big couple of weeks for author D. Robert Pease and Noah Zarc: Mammoth Trouble, the first book in this middle grade sci-fi adventure series. First came the news that this wonderful book earned an Honorable Mention from the Eric Hoffer Awards 2014, making it one of their TOP 7 books in this vast Juvenile and Young Adult category. Then came the news that Awesome Indies recognized the book with their seal of approval in the Middle Grade category. Noah Zarc: Mammoth Trouble had already won several prestigious awards before this, but we’re so pleased to add these to its list of accomplishments.
 
 
And then we have the guy hogging up all the awards!

The_Silver_Sphere_v3_300dpi_200x300 National Indie Excellence Book AwardsAuthor Michael Dadich just received his 14th award – that’s right, 14 – for his debut sci-fi/fantasy novel, The Silver Sphere. And why not? This fantasy/science fiction adventure, or sci-fa in the grand Star Wars tradition, has readers and critics alike talking, and once you have 13 awards… well, you naturally want the 14th. 🙂 Well, the folks at the National Indie Excellence Awards have made that happen, recognizing The Silver Sphere as their best in Fantasy for 2014.
 
 
 
We expect to be back soon with more great announcements about honors for our books, but in the meantime, you can keep track of them yourself by stopping in at our Awards Won page from time to time. Thank you, and we hope you enjoy these fun and fantastic books.

“Noah Zarc: Mammoth Trouble” Honored by the Eric Hoffer Awards

An Honorable Mention for this Multi-Award-Winning Novel

NZ_Mammoth_Trouble_v2_300dpi_200x300This first book in the Noah Zarc science fiction series is ideal for kids as young as 8 and as old as 14, depending on reading level and parental involvement.

Noah lives for piloting spaceships through time, dodging killer robots and saving Earth’s animals from extinction. Life couldn’t be better. But the twelve-year-old time traveler learns it could be a whole lot worse. His mom is kidnapped and taken to Mars; his dad is stranded in the Ice Age; and Noah is attacked at every turn by a foe bent on destroying Earth… for the second time.

If you’re looking for an out-of-this-world, action-packed adventure, and love such books as Percy Jackson, The Softwire, Artemis Fowl, or The Search for Wondla, then Noah Zarc: Mammoth Trouble needs to be your next thrill ride.

Be sure to read the rest of Noah’s adventures through space and time, with Book 2 of the series, Noah Zarc: Cataclysm, and Book 3, Noah Zarc: Declaration.

**THE NOAH ZARC SERIES IS NOW AVAILABLE AS AUDIO BOOKS TOO**

Eric-Hoffer-Award-Banner_2014 Eric Hoffer Award 2014 – Honorable Mention – Young Adult (Juvenile and YA)

It’s always exciting to win awards, and Noah Zarc: Mammoth Trouble by D. Robert Pease has won several. The Eric Hoffer Award is just the latest, and frankly, perhaps one of the most difficult to obtain.

First, there’s no telling how many hundreds of entries they had in this category; we can only guess, as they’ve not publicized the number. Second, the category itself – Young Adult – is actually a mix of “juvenile” and “young adult” titles. That makes it tougher for a book like Noah Zarc: Mammoth Trouble, which is really targeted at a younger “middle grade” audience.

Nonetheless, the judges at the Eric Hoffer Awards made this wonderful book one of its Honorable Mentions in this broad category, ultimately making it one of the top 7 books in the category.

We congratulate D. Robert Pease on his continued success. We also hope that if you have kids between the ages of 8 and 14 who love great science fiction adventures (boys or girls, as there are great characters with whom each of them can relate), you’ll check out the full Noah Zarc series, which you can find here: Middle Grade Books.