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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.

Lane Diamond Talks about the Future of Publishing

A frank, no-holds-barred discussion of the publishing business for both writers and readers.

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LaneDiamond102_760xManaging publisher/editor and author Lane Diamond, on his own website yesterday, weighed in on some of the debate raging about the future of the publishing business. Given that so much of his piece relates back to us here at Evolved Publishing, we thought it only appropriate to link it here so you can read it yourself, and perhaps offer your own comments. We know it’s a subject about which many are passionate. Just click the link below.
 
 
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The Future of Publishing – One Man’s Perspective

“Raven Reviews” Interviews Lane Diamond – Managing Publisher/Editor, Author

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Lane Diamond answers questions about the publishing industry and more.

Lane recently had the opportunity to sit and answer some questions about the industry with Michele Biring-Pani, purveyor of Raven Reviews. He covers a wide range of subjects, and offers some practical advice without pulling too many punches.

Whether you’re an established author, an aspiring author, an avid reader, or someone with an interest in this industry, you may find something useful there.

Please stop by at the link below:
Interview with Evolved Publishing’s Managing Publisher/Editor Lane Diamond

Would a Writing Coach Make Sense for You?

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Managing publisher/editor Lane Diamond discusses the usefulness of a writing coach, and how it just might lead to a contract with Evolved Publishing.

Have you asked yourself this question: “Do I need a writing coach?”

Here at Evolved Publishing, we believe first and foremost that the strength of what we do revolves entirely around our team, around the quality of the individuals with whom we work. When you work with quality people, you will naturally produce a quality product. It’s really that simple.

That has meant, at times, that we’ve (I’ve) taken on projects that require a little more work than we would typically accept here at EP, because I was simply certain that the author in question was exactly the kind of person we wanted to have on our EP team. Ruby Standing Deer, author of the great books Circles and Spirals, is one such writer, and is now one of our most critically-acclaimed and successful authors. Megan Morrison, author of And Then It Rained: Lessons for Life, also fell into that category. Even D.T. Conklin, co-owner of EP, author of Eulogy, and the person I trusted to edit my own Forgive Me, Alex, started out that way – with me as coach. I’m working with another author now, who will remain unnamed to protect her privacy (unless she cares to comment here), and whom I hope will be, when the process is done, another great addition to the EP team.

Butterfly - Mark TwainAnd all of this leads to the real point of this post: if you’re an aspiring author, or perhaps a self-published author who wants to get on with Evolved Publishing, but you’re not sure your work will pass muster (perhaps we’ve already rejected one of your submissions), all hope is not lost. A writing coach might be just what you need to raise your writing to the next level, and to get you over the hump. Indeed, I’m currently hoping to add one such client to my coaching list. Why? Because we want great people on board here at EP, and because nothing is more rewarding for me than helping an author get to that stage.

Must you be coached by me to get your work approved by EP in the end? No, of course not. There are other coaches out there; just do your homework and choose wisely. Will you have a leg up if you’re coached by me? Well… naturally. Let’s face it: I’m the primary decision-maker here at EP (with the help of a great editorial staff), and so, as I coach you, I’ll be helping you to raise your work to a level we’ll want here at EP.

Indeed, I’d only be interested in coaching you if you want to be an EP author. That’s my primary interest.

I realize this might sound like a bit of a sales pitch, but it’s really about an opportunity to bring on a new author, once the process is done, who will make Evolved Publishing that much better for our valued readers, and for the rest of our team. It’s been my experience that authors appreciate those who help them succeed, and that kind of loyalty is something that cannot be bought; it must be earned. I recognize that every author needs to start somewhere, and that the process is one that can be grueling, confusing, frustrating, and defeating. Yet many of us get to a point where, if we just have the right guidance, the success we desire can be within reach. I love mentoring more than anything else I do, with the possible exception of writing my own work, so this is as pure a win-win as it gets.

If you think you might be the person we’re looking for, stop over at my personal website HERE. At the bottom of that page is my email address so you can contact me to discuss it. I have room in my schedule for only one such client, so to some extent, this will be a first-come, first-serve opportunity. However, I must determine that: 1) I can help you get where you want to be, meaning you and I are a good fit, and; 2) you’re the right author for EP.

If you don’t wish to be published by EP in the end, this would not be the opportunity for you or the prospect for me. If you are, then please head to my website, and I look forward to hearing from you.

Great Literary Fiction from Evolved Publishing

Strong writing is one of our greatest assets.

We at EP believe in the power of words, and that great writing, whatever the genre, is always a good thing. Indeed, we often lean toward the “literary,” as a matter of style, and many of our books can be classified as literary fiction, even if they cross over into other genres.

The following are just such books. Whatever other genres they occupy, we often think of them simply as literary fiction. You’ll find here great writing, exquisitely-drawn characters, deep inter-personal relationships – all the things great books have long offered to avid readers. We think you deserve the best, and while we think each and every one of our books stand up to any others within their genre, with quality always our first priority, the following books tend to fall more into a classical style of writing. We hope you enjoy them.

Just click on the cover or the title to go to the book’s main page, where you’ll find full descriptions, book details, retail links, and more.

Hannahs_Voice_300dpi_200x300Hannah’s Voice by Robb Grindstaff
Average Rating at Amazon = 4.7 Stars

When six-year-old Hannah’s brutal honesty is mistaken for lying, she stops speaking. Her family, her community, and eventually, the entire nation struggle to find meaning in her silence. Hannah stands at the intersection of anarchists and fundamentalists, between power politics and an FBI investigation. All she wants is to find her momma, a little peace and quiet, and maybe some pancakes.

Carry_Me_Away_300dpi_200x300Carry Me Away by Robb Grindstaff
Average Rating at Amazon = 4.7 Stars

Carrie Destin, a biracial military brat, learns the injuries she sustained in a car accident will prove fatal before she reaches adulthood. Facing an abbreviated life with a brash attitude and a biting, sometimes morbid sense of humor, Carrie races to experience life before it ends, but spirals out of control, leading to a physical and emotional collapse.

Desert_Rice_300dpi_200x300Desert Rice by Angela Scott
Average Rating at Amazon = 4.7 Stars

When Sam meets “Jesus”—who smells an awful lot like a horse—in the park, life takes a different turn. He saved her once, and may be willing to save Sam and her brother again, if only they admit what took place that fateful day in West Virginia. But Sam doesn’t remember, and Jacob isn’t talking.
 
Desert_Flower_300dpi_200x300Desert Flower by Angela Scott
Average Rating at Amazon = 4.8 Stars

Sam’s now a young woman of nineteen, trying to put the pieces of her life together, but the naked man in the desert spirals her world out of control, resurrecting past hurts and revealing old secrets. [Sequel to Desert Rice]
 
 
FMA_v3_300_DPI_200x300Forgive Me, Alex by Lane Diamond
Average Rating at Amazon = 4.6 Stars

…Now mortality, as it did seventeen years ago, lingers above me like the hangman’s noose. Yet it looms more ominous than ever, as if it will drop down around my neck at any moment. After all, I know the true Mitchell Norton. And whom shall I fear if not the devil, the grim torturer who conquered my aspirations and left me without a recognizable world of my own?….

Jellicle_Girl_300dpi_200x300Jellicle Girl by Stevie Mikayne
Average Rating at Amazon = 4.5 Stars

A young foster child with a wicked sense of humour and a devastating past reminds Beth that secrets seem powerful, but can destroy the person who holds them too close. Jellicle Girl is a powerful coming-of-age story about redemption, identity, and learning to let go of secrets that scar.
 
 
Weight_of_Earth_300dpi_200x300Weight of Earth by Stevie Mikayne
Average Rating at Amazon = 4.7 Stars

Ella’s mother refuses to talk about what happened—a secret Lydia also keeps tightly guarded, for reasons Ella doesn’t understand. A compelling story of how family loyalty entwines with personal secrecy, and what it means to be exceptional.
 
 
Torn_Together_v2_300dpi_200x300Torn Together by Emlyn Chand
Average Rating at Amazon = 4.3 Stars

Emlyn Chand’s first sojourn into Literary/New Adult fiction weaves a tale of friendship, dreams, and a lingering loss, while illustrating how our similarities often drive us apart.
 
 
 
White_Chalk_300dpi_200x300White Chalk by Pavarti K. Tyler
Average Rating at Amazon = 4.7 Stars

When Troy Christiansen walks into Chelle’s life, she’s desperate to believe his arrival will be her salvation. So much so, she forgets to save herself. Follow Chelle’s twisted tale of modern adolescence, as she travels down the rabbit hole into a reality none of us wants to admit actually exists.

The_Lone_Wolf_300dpi_200x298The Lone Wolf by E.D. Martin
Average Rating at Amazon = 4.6 Stars

After her husband’s infidelities are revealed, Kasey Sanford just wants to rediscover who she is. After an abusive childhood and years as a career soldier, Andrew Adams just wants someone to tell him that he’s doing the right thing with his life. When their paths cross, Kasey and Andrew embark on a tumultuous journey that demonstrates just what they’re willing to do to save the ones they love.

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Each of these books is bound to leave you with lasting images, and with characters you may not soon forget.

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