Brenda is one of three founders of AudioGals. Romance reading has been her preferred form of entertainment since discovering Harlequin Presents at twelve. Audiobooks were added into the mix when she and her young (at the time) family moved to the mountains a good two hours away from a city. She started with audiobooks on cassette tape to pass the time on those drives to the city and, after discovering how fast listening to a book can make a tedious trip go by, she was soon finding more reasons to listen – mundane housework, yard work, computer work, any work at all that can be done by rote. She has progressed with the times into CD’s, MP3-CD’s and now, the easiest of all, digital audio book downloads and with that progression came an addiction to MP3 players and audiobook paraphernalia of all kinds and discovering how they work together.
Brenda’s favorite romance genres have changed over the years from Historical and Contemporary to Romantic Suspense, Paranormal and Urban Fantasy as long as there’s a thread of romance, some laughs and go easy on the angst. As a big fan of continuing series she has several favorite authors combined with their given narrators who are must listens in audio – Ilona Andrews (Renee Raudman), Patricia Briggs, Charlaine Harris (Johanna Parker), Jeaniene Frost (Tavia Gilbert), J.D. Robb (Susan Ericksen), Karen Marie Moning (Phil Gigante, Natalie Ross, Joyce Bean), Molly Harper (Amanda Ronconi), Nalini Singh (Angela Dawe, Justine Eyre), Kresley Cole (Robert Petkoff), Christine Warren (Kate Reading), Jayne Castle, Susan Elizabeth Phillips (Anna Fields), and Janet Evanovich. Individual titles than have been standouts include LaVyrle Spencer’s Morning Glory (Kate Forbes); Nora Roberts’ Carnal Innocence (Tom Stechschulte), The Search (Tanya Eby), and Blood Brothers (Phil Gigante); Karen Robards’ One Summer (Kate Fleming/Anna Fields); Susan Andersen’s Head Over Heels (Anna Fields); Linda Howard’s Dream Man (Phil Gigante), Kill and Tell, After The Night (both Natalie Ross), and Heart of Fire (Tanya Eby); and most recently Julie James’ Something About You (Karen White).