I’m still on an audio high with the news that Laura Kinsale’s backlist is coming to audio in 2013. That news inspired Brenda to start looking for more upcoming romance audio news and she hit the jackpot! All are 2013 dates.
According to Hachette’s website, The Raven Prince, The Leopard Prince, and The Serpent Prince are set for audio release with Moira Quirk narrating on January 22nd. Currently these three books that make up the Princes Series are available in eBook format for $3.79 at Amazon and $3.99 at Barnes and Noble.
Hachette will also be releasing Hoyt’s next Maiden Lane book, Lord of Darkness, simultaneously with the print release February 26th. The narrator has not been announced.
From Chase’s FAQ page:
When will your books be available in audio format?
- Answer – We’re looking into some opportunities, and may have books in audio format sooner than we’d anticipated …
AudioFile shows that Tantor Audio will be releasing Kristan Higgin’s next book, The Best Man. Will it be simultaneously released with the print version scheduled for February 26th? No mention is made of the narrator.
Simon and Schuster has the audio release dates up for the next two in Kresley Cole’s Immortals After Dark backlist titles:
Dark Desires After Dusk – February 5th. Robert Petkoff is narrating.
The Kiss of a Demon King – May 7th. The narrator has yet to be announced but as Brenda said to me, “Surely they wouldn’t mess with a great thing like Petkoff?”
Penguin Audio will be releasing Patricia Briggs’ Alpha and Omega novella by the end of February. The narrator is unknown at this time.
Penguin will also be releasing a book that started out as self published - On Dublin Street by Samantha Young (supposedly freshly edited as it had problems in that department) in paper and audio. No mention of narrator at this time.
Another self published tale, Brilliance will be releasing Book 1 of The Phoenix Pack series, Feral Sins, by Suzanne Wright on February 19th. One of the chapters will be removed upon its audio release/rerelease in print (it upset many). Jill Redfield will narrate.
Brilliance will also be releasing the second book of the series, Wild Cravings, simultaneously with the print version on April 16th.
The reasons to celebrate romance audio in 2013 just keep growing!