Over the river and through the woods, to Grandmother’s house we go!
November is the busiest travel month of the year and the perfect time to listen to audiobooks. The Audio Publishers Association has partnered with several review blogs to spread the word about how audiobooks are ideal travel companions.
The Gals talked about audiobooks + road trips and decided our contribution to the Voices on the Road Blog Tour and Giveaway would be to introduce listeners to the joy of Road Trip Romances in audio. This trope is practically a subgenre of Romance – there are road trip romances in every genre, from contemporary to paranormal to medieval romances. It’s a simple concept: the protagonists take a road trip together! The intimacy of road trips lends itself well to developing relationships, and mimics the journey the couple takes to finding their happy-ever-after together by the time the narrator says “The End” (or “Epilogue”!!). For romance fans, there’s nothing quite like spending hours alone with the hero and heroine (or hero/hero or heroine/heroine – lots of choices!), and the road trip romance allows time for true love to develop while they travel.
There’s also a giveaway! Enter for chance for a chance to win a fantastic selection of 10 audiobooks that have been generously donated by Galaxy Press, Hachette Audio, Harper Audio, High Bridge Audio, Macmillan, Penguin Random House Audio, Post Hypnotic Press, Scholastic, Simon & Schuster Audio, and Tantor Audio. You’ll find the entry form is below.
No way could we limit ourselves to just 5 titles, so bookmark this page so you can fill up your TBL with some terrific audiobooks – and now, without further ado, here are some great Road Trip Romances for everyone to enjoy, even if your journey this month is only to your favorite comfy chair!
Caz: My all time favourite of these in audio is probably Tessa Dare’s A Week to be Wicked narrated by Carolyn Morris. The KJ Charles novella, narrated by Greg Patmore, Wanted: A Gentleman is a good one, too. Karen Hawkins’ Caught by the Scot is a road–trip story, narrated by Gary Furlong. Caroline Linden’s Six Degrees of Scandal narrated by Beverly A. Crick, is mostly a road– trip and Cat Sebastian’s The Soldier’s Scoundrel has a road trip in the middle, although it doesn’t take up more than half the book – it’s also narrated by Gary Furlong. Katharine Ashe’s The Earl, narrated by Saskia Maarleveld – a road trip in Scotland when the hero discovers someone is impersonating him and doing bad things, so he and the heroine have to go on the run until they can prove who they really are…
Kaetrin: My favourite Road Trip Audios, in no particular order, include:
- Heaven, Texas by SEP, narrated by Anna Fields
- Flowers from the Storm by Laura Kinsale, narrated by Nicholas Boulton (at Amazon)
- For My Lady’s Heart by Laura Kinsale, narrated by Nicholas Boulton (at Amazon)
- My Lady Notorious by Jo Beverley, narrated by Alison Larkin (okay/good narration – excellent book) (at Amazon)
- Driving Mr. Dead by Molly Harper, narrated by Amanda Ronconi
- Dragon Bound by Thea Harrison, narrated by Sophie Eastlake (at Amazon)
- Mr. Impossible by Loretta Chase, narrated by Kate Reading (at Amazon)
- Lord Perfect by Loretta Chase, narrated by Kate Reading (at Amazon)
- The Forbidden Rose by Joanna Bourne, narrated by Kirsten Potter (at Amazon)
Brenda: I’m almost a complete ditto to Kaetrin’s Road Trip Romances but I can also add Fate’s Edge by Ilona Andrews, narrated by Renee Raudman.
Shannon: Yes! Infinity + One is wonderful in so many ways, including the road trip.
Melinda: I’m in agreement with you all! Heaven, Texas is a romp but my favorite SEP/Chicago Stars road trip is Natural Born Charmer, narrated by Anna Fields. Of course, it morphs from road trip to cabin romance… touching all the feels! And SEP’s other wonderful road trip romance is First Lady, also narrated by Anna Fields. Imagine the former First Lady, now widowed, going on the lam in an RV with a strange man and 2 kids. Wait – then there’s Fancy Pants … Yeah, Susan Elizabeth Phillips and Anna Fields – a true romance audiobook dream team!
All this talk of favorite road trips has me hankering to get my car keys, load a couple long road-trip audiobooks on the player, and head out of town!
And now for the GIVEAWAY! One lucky winner will get 10 audio CDs! Because they are being mailed, only US and Canadian addresses, please. Just click below to enter for a chance to win – ends midnight Sunday December 3 Central Standard Time (US).
No purchase is necessary. The giveaway is open from 12 am CST Wednesday 8 November 2017 through 12:00 am CST Monday 4 December 2017 (which is midnight Sunday).
One winner will be chosen. The prize is 10 audio CDs donated by Galaxy Press, Hachette Audio, Harper Audio, High Bridge Audio, Macmillan, Penguin Random House Audio, Post Hypnotic Press, Scholastic, Simon & Schuster Audio, and Tantor Audio. (approximate value estimated: US$200), therefore, winners will need to provide a US or Canada mailing address in order to receive the prize. Anyone with a US or Canadian address is eligible to enter, with the exception that the reviewers at AudioGals and their immediate family members are not eligible. :)
One entry per person, please. Winners will be chosen at random by Rafflecopter software. Winners will be notified by email used for entry by 11:59 pm Monday December 4, 2017, and will have 48 hours to respond with the mailing address. If no response is received, another winner will be chosen.