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.

Author Amelia James Gives Away Chocolate, and More

Amelia James, aka Trashy Writer, is offering up some goodies.

Amelia recently started a month-long blog tour for her latest trashy romance, Home Is Where the Heat Is. Follow along with the reviews and help her get this book exposed. 😉

Three different excerpts will be featured, AND she’s giving away chocolate. Enter the giveaway (the Rafflecopter event is included at any of the tour stops linked below) for a chance to win a signed, limited edition (original cover) copy of Home Is Where the Heat Is. The giveaway is open internationally, so tell your friends!
 

ORIGINAL COVER (Being Raffled Off)

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BOOK DESCRIPTION:
The Twisted Mosaic readers’ favorite, Claire, has some twisted fun of her own.

Dependable paralegal Claire O’Connor knows the man of her dreams is out there waiting for her, and she’s ready for him. Imagine her surprise—and delight—when she discovers not one but two men who lust for her. One adores her; the other challenges her. One makes sense; the other is a gamble.

Despite the family tragedy that shaped his past, JT Luck has only known success professionally. His personal life, however, is a failure. He doesn’t want a relationship, and while his ‘let it ride’ attitude keeps most women at a distance, Claire is eager to roll with him.

But when she finds out Kurt Langston, the office’s resident computer geek, harbors a secret crush on her, she wonders if he’s the safer bet. Kurt doesn’t get close to people, and his feelings for Claire make no sense in his carefully ordered life. His unexpected bond with JT pushes him to take chances he never imagined.

Go all-in or go home? Either way, the heat could be more than they can handle.
 

NEW COVER

3D-HomeIsWhereTheHeatIsTOUR STOPS:
September 15: Hawt Reads and Dirty Talk
September 16: Mia Downing
September 16: From Me to You … Video, Photography, and Book Review
September 17: Romance Novel Giveaways
September 17: Underneath the Covers
September 18: A Book Addict’s Delight
September 19: Bianca Swan
September 22: Happily Ever After
September 23: SBM Book Obsession
September 24: Long and Short Reviews
September 25: Books to Light Your Fire
September 26: Susana’s Morning Room
September 26: Unleash Your Passion
September 29: Wickedly Wanton Tales
September 30: Aly’s Miscellany
October 1: Book Suburbia
October 2: Deal Sharing Aunt
October 2: Books N Pearls
October 3: Erotic Author Nancy Adams
October 6: It’s Raining Books
October 7: Booklover Sue
October 8: BookSkater
October 9: Jersey Girl Sizzling Book Reviews
October 10: Bunny’s Review

Enjoy!

Evolved Publishing Opens a Crowdfunding Campaign on IndieGoGo

Working to Build a Stronger Alternative for Indie Authors

Yep, we’re looking to the public to help us ramp up our game a bit. The campaign is running here: End of Summer 2014 – New Visions.

First, what’s in it for you? Well, that’s easy, and it’s really two-fold:

      1. You support an artistic team so that they can continue to bring you great material well into the future. You help ensure that we can continue to open up new opportunities for the indie authors, editors, artists, and translators that make up our essential team. And you help us to grow that team.
      2. You get a real value for your contribution. Whether you’re contributing $2, $5, or $500, you get more than your money’s worth in the end. This was important to us.

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Why a Crowdfunding Campaign?

We thought long and hard about this. On the one hand, we have a business that should be self-supporting. On the other hand, we’re a relatively new business that is still seeking to find its place and really make its mark in the marketplace. This has been hindered as much by the general state of the economy as anything else.

We believe strongly that we’re putting together a first-rate team of talented individuals, and we want them to be successful in their endeavors not just for their sakes, but for yours. We’ve put out some absolutely wonderful books (if we do say so ourselves), and we want to continue doing so long into the future. Will we have to stop if our crowdfunding campaign fails? No, but this gives us opportunities to step things up and power through the tough times.

Many of you may not know, but we as a publisher take a smaller percentage of the profits on any given book than perhaps any other publisher in the business. In turn, we pay exceptionally high royalty percentages, and fair commission rates to editors, artists, translators, and the entire supporting team on any project. Of course, high percentages for them only helps if the books actually sell.

As for us, the very low commissions we take as publisher is a bit of a double-edged sword. On the one hand, it allows us to attract great authors who produce some fantastic work, encouraging them to come on board with us rather than pursue the self-publishing option. This is critical for us, because our slogan–Quality is Priority #1–is more than just a slogan; it lies at the very heart of everything we do. On the other hand, those low commissions during hard economic times, meaning lower sales for almost everyone in this business, make it tough to keep the business moving forward, and not just stalled in a holding pattern.

Thus, we believe we offer something fairly unusual, if not outright unique (we think some folks are trying to copy our model *wink*), for both authors (and the team that supports them) and readers. Ah yes, readers….

In the end, as much as we talk about what we do for indie authors and their supporting teams, this is really all about the readers. After all, we have a product to sell: great books. Without equally great readers, those books are meaningless

And so we hope you’ll want to participate in this campaign not just to support the arts, and our small place in that world, but because you’ll get a really great deal no matter which contribution option you choose.

As always, thank you for your support. We couldn’t do it without you, so please come on over and make your contribution (and get your perks). You really do make a difference: End of Summer 2014 – New Visions

99-Cent Sale on the “Bird Brain Book” that Started It All – “Honey the Hero”

The Bird Brain Books entertain and educate the kids at the same time.

We’ve been excited about this children’s picture book series by Emlyn Chand from the very start, and now that we have 10 of them available, and 2 more coming in the next few months, we think it’s the perfect time for parents to discover a new series of books for their little ones. These books are ideal for kids ranging in age from 3 to 8 years old. We think they’re different and special because, while designed to help kids discover the joy of reading books, as any good children’s picture book should, they also treat kids with respect and challenge them.

Each book provides a fun story with colorful illustrations to excite them, but each story also provides informative tidbits and an important life lesson – as a subtle, natural part of the story. The first 3 books in the series, including Honey the Hero which is now on sale, were illustrated by the talented Sarah Shaw, who’s colorful style and ability to paint emotion on the animals’ faces have made them big hits with the kids. Books 4-10 in the series are illustrated by the equally talented Noelle Giffin in a slightly different style – the animé style that’s so popular these days.

eBook On Sale for $0.99 at Amazon for Just 2 More Days

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3D-HoneyTheHeroHoney, an inquisitive young parakeet living in the Australian Outback, decides to become a superhero after she spies a human family watching Superman. Since she already has the power of flight, all she needs to do is create a costume to conceal her true identity and then fly off in search of animals that need rescuing.

Unfortunately, every time she tries to help, Honey only ends up making matters worse. She spoils Kangaroo’s game of hide-and-go-seek by revealing his hiding place to Wallaby; Mr. Anteater must go hungry when she alerts the ants to his presence, and Mrs. Koala is made a laughingstock among bears when Honey pretends to be her Joey. Finally realizing that she’s not as heroic as she’d like, Honey gives up her day-saving efforts.

But what happens when someone actually needs Honey’s help? Will she rise to the challenge?

There’s only one way to find out: join Honey in her wayward adventure.

The Rest of the Bird Brain Books

Just click on the cover to go to the product page, where you’ll find links to retail listings.

3D-DaveyTheDetectiveDavey dubs himself the luckiest crow in the entire world when he finds a wonderful, shiny object. It even has a fantastic name: “paperclip.” Wow!

One dark and dreary day, Davey’s treasure goes missing, and he is beside himself with grief. Luckily, he knows just how he can find out which of the forest animals is to blame for the theft. Inspired by the torn pages of a Sherlock Holmes story that were used to fashion his nest, Davey calls on the help of Sarah the sparrow to investigate the mystery and, hopefully, retrieve his prize.

Together the two birds begin to collect clues. Their trail leads them straight to Mr. Bushtail, a greedy squirrel who keeps a giant store of objects in a hollowed-out tree trunk. When Mr. Bushtail refuses to cooperate, the two birds have no choice but to break into his tree house in search of the truth.

Justice will prevail and treasure will be found in this intriguing tale of mystery.

3D-PoppyTheProudPoppy is the prettiest peacock in the entire garden, but one day his privileged existence is upset when an all-white peacock is born and promptly named the most beautiful by a smitten flock. Intensely jealous, Poppy no longer knows where he fits in and decides to reclaim his title as the fairest bird in all the land, no matter what it takes.

In a desperate attempt to regain the admiration of his peers, Poppy steals items from the humans that visit his park. He wraps himself in a beautiful silk scarf, wears a series of ornate bangles around his neck, and even tries to dye his feathers with colored dust from a festive Holi celebration. Unfortunately, each of these attempts not only fails to improve his appearance, they actually make it worse. What’s a poor bird to do?

In this compelling tale of self-esteem, pride, and learning what makes each of us special, Poppy the peacock discovers that true beauty lies beneath the feathers.

There’s only one way to find out: join Poppy in his humbling adventure.

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Tommy is a mischievous little woodpecker who loves to fly to the edge of the forest and watch the people in the nearby suburb. One evening, something strange and exciting happens—people emerge from their houses wearing costumes and carrying colorful buckets with smiling faces on them. What’s even crazier is that they shout a special codeword while standing outside of each house, and are given delicious-looking candy.

Tommy simply must join in the fun. He and his friend, Michael the raccoon, fashion their own costumes and head off to join in the festivities. Thanks to Tommy’s knock-knocking beak and Michael’s quick paws, the duo is able to heist many a candy bar from the unsuspecting homeowners and children.

But are they missing out on the true spirit of Halloween?

There’s only one way to find out: join Tommy and Michael in their trick-or-treating adventure, in this special holiday edition.

3D-CourtneySavesChristmasCourtney is a peppy young penguin who just loves exploring, and is overjoyed when she receives a compass from Santa on Christmas morning. She’s so grateful for the gift, in fact, that she just needs to give Santa a great big hug and say “Thank you!” in person. The only problem is she lives in the South Pole, and Santa is all the way on the other side of the globe!

With the aid of her new compass, Courtney sets off on a journey that takes her almost an entire year. By the time she reaches Santa’s workshop, the elves are in a flurry preparing for the upcoming holiday.

Unfortunately, Rudolph is feeling very sick—too sick to guide the sleigh. If Courtney can’t find a way to help, Christmas will be ruined and all the children of the world will be devastated. What’s a little penguin to do?

There’s only one way to find out: join Courtney in her yuletide adventure in this special holiday edition.

3D-VickyFindsAValentineVicky is happy young lovebird with a great life as the Johnson family pet. When her human Marie starts making Valentine’s Day cards for her first grade class, Vicky is definitely intrigued.

“Valentine’s Day is very special,” Marie explains. “It only comes once a year, and when it comes, you have to tell everyone how much you love them. But most of all, you have to find a special friend to be your Valentine.”

A day about love? That’s fantastic! Now who can be Vicky’s special Valentine?

A search begins as Vicky asks anyone who will listen to be her Valentine. Unfortunately, the pretty dolly ignores her, and so do the people in the glass box—and she’s not sure she can trust the family cat’s intentions. Will the day come to a close before Vicky can find a Valentine?

There’s only one way to find out: join Vicky in her hunt for love in this special holiday edition.

3D-IzzyTheInventorIzzy is a clumsy young prehistoric bird still trying to figure out the whole flying thing. She grows tired of the other archaeopteryxes laughing at her, and decides to go practice near the caves where the people live. The people laugh at first too, but soon they notice that each of Izzy’s failed flights leads to a wonderful new invention or discovery.

Cave paintings, fire, even the wheel—all are results of Izzy’s clumsiness coupled with her determination to fly. Will Izzy ever learn to fly like the other birds, or will she decide it’s okay to be different?

There’s only one way to find out: join Izzy in her prehistoric adventure.
3D-RickyTheRuntRicky so very badly wants to be scary like his parents and big brothers. There’s just one problem: he’s tiny! Terror birds are supposed to be terrifying—it’s in the name—and even though his dad insists that Ricky’s fine just the way he is, Ricky would give anything to fit in with the rest of his family.

Frustrated and impatient, he departs from his nest and embarks on a quest to scare at least one animal, and prove himself as a Terror Bird. Does he really have to frighten somebody to fit in, or will Ricky discover another way to belong?

There’s only one way to find out: join Ricky in his prehistoric adventure.
3D-LarryTheLonelyLarry lives on the beautiful island of Mauritius, but he is not happy. He’s never met another dodo bird—not in his entire life—and feels very lonely.

One day, he decides to stop moping around and embark on a journey across the island to find a friend like himself. Along the way, he meets several other animals who take an interest in his mission and offer to help.

Is Larry the very last dodo bird, or might he finally find a friend? There’s only one way to find out: join Larry in his tropical adventure.

3D-SammyStealsTheShowSammy 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.

If you haven’t already, parents, now is the perfect time to try out this wonderful series for your children. Enjoy!

Lower Grade Audiobooks for Kids 7-11 – A Fantastic Bargain

Audiobooks from as Low as $3.46? Wow!

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Each of the 3 books above, from the Weirdville series of spooky adventures for kids 7-11 years old, by author Majanka Verstraete, are available as audiobooks narrated by Miriam K. Blum. These fun stories are spooky, sure, but in a fun-not-too-scary kind of way the kids are sure to love.

So if you’re finding it difficult to get your kids to read as much as you’d like, how about giving them a book to LISTEN TO while in the car, or wherever you’d like them to sit and anjoy a good book? And the pricing on the audiobooks? Well, they’re a fantastic deal!
 
 
Audio_FrightTrain_400x400Fright Train starts as low as $3.46 at Amazon ($3.95 at other retailers below).

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Charlie’s parents drop him off at the train station so he can visit his grandma in Weirdville. It’s a cold winter evening, so when his usual train is cancelled at the last second, Charlie wishes he’d stayed home.

An hour later, shivering from the cold, he climbs onboard the next train to Weirdville, even though he’d rather not. It looks like something straight out of the nineteenth century, as if it used a time machine to arrive at the station.

His shivering doesn’t stop, for soon after Charlie boards, he realizes just how right he was to be wary of this strange train. Something is seriously wrong with all the people onboard. If only he could figure out what was going on. If only he could get off the train.
 
 
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When her parents allow her to go to the fair, Jacky is over the moon. The fair is most famous for its haunted mansion, the House of Horrors, and her friend Ben can’t wait to try it out. Her best friend, Cass, is a little more reluctant, but then again, Cass has always been a chicken when it comes to getting scared.

Jacky and Cass are determined to act tough, so when Ben suggests they try out the House of Horrors, the girls tag along, even though the place gives them the chills.

As soon as the three of them enter the spooky monstrosity, the ride comes to a screeching halt, and the horror begins.

The lights fade, and a hooded figure appears and tells them they’re stuck in a twisted game of cat and mouse. He will show them their worst fears, and if the kids manage to face down those fears, they’ll have a chance of getting out of the House of Horrors alive. If they don’t, well….

Thirty minutes to go. Thirty minutes to face their nightmares… and the clock is ticking.
 
 
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Derek’s little sister wants one of those creepy-looking dolls staring at him from the strange new doll shop in town, and what his sister wants, she gets. Now they’re stuck with a doll that looks so human, it gives Derek the creeps.

When Derek tells his friends, Martin and Jamie, about the new shop with creepy human-like dolls, they want to see for themselves. That has “bad idea” written all over it, but he takes his friends there anyway.

They meet the mysterious doll maker, who reminds Derek of Dr. Frankenstein, and who brainwashes Martin into buying one of those scary dolls. Derek and Jamie push and pull Martin out of the shop, but something isn’t right with their friend. He’s shivering all over, and he has no memory of what happened in the shop.

Martin’s condition worsens every day, and Derek’s sister grows more and more obsessed with her new doll. Derek and Jamie have to find out what’s going on, and fast, because….

…the doll maker seems linked to a bunch of mysterious disappearances, and the last thing Derek wants is his sister, or his friend, being next on the doll maker’s list.
 
 
At these prices, you just can’t go wrong. So treat your kids, and grab your copies today!

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