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Creating Character Arcs

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Summary

Powerful character arcs create powerful stories. Have you written a story with an exciting concept and interesting characters - but it just isn't grabbing the attention of readers or agents? It's time to look deeper into the story beats that create realistic and compelling character arcs. Internationally published, award-winning novelist K.M. Weiland shares her acclaimed method for achieving memorable and moving character arcs in every book you write. By applying the foundation of the three-act story structure and then delving even deeper into the psychology of realistic and dynamic human change, Weiland offers a beat-by-beat checklist of character arc guidelines that flexes to fit any type of story. This comprehensive book will teach you: How to determine which arc - positive, negative, or flat - is right for your character. Why you should never pit plot against character. Instead, learn how to blend story structure and character development. How to recognize and avoid the worst pitfalls of writing novels without character arcs. How to hack the secret to using overarching character arcs to create amazing trilogies and series. And much more! Gaining an understanding of how to write character arcs is a game-changing moment in any author's pursuit of the craft. Bring your characters to unforgettable and realistic life - and take your stories from good to great!

©2016 K.M. Weiland (P)2017 K.M. Weiland

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Outlining Your Novel

12 ratings

Summary

Let outlines help you write a better book! Writers often look upon outlines with fear and trembling. But when properly understood and correctly wielded, the outline is one of the most powerful weapons in a writer's arsenal. Outlining Your Novel: Map Your Way to Success will: Help you choose the right type of outline for you Guide you in brainstorming plot ideas Aid you in discovering your characters Show you how to structure your scenes Explain how to format your finished outline Instruct you in how to use your outline Reveal the benefits: Ensures cohesion and balance Prevents dead-end ideas Provides foreshadowing Offers assurance and motivation Dispel misconceptions: Requires formal formatting Limits creativity Robs the joy of discovery Takes too much time

©2011 K. M. Weiland (P)2014 K. M. Weiland

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Hunted

Summary

The threat toward Alex and Cassie has intensified. Alex may no longer be safe at the academy. Drogan will stop at nothing to find him, and the deadly force the extremist is prepared to use threatens anyone Alex is with. Can Alex find the reason for the attacks and stop Drogan before everyone the werewolf cares about is in danger? Alex has to find the source of the questions that have put both his heart and his life on the line, but the answers might be more than he is prepared to accept.

©2014 Cheree Alsop (P)2015 Cheree Alsop

Length: 8 hrs and 21 mins
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Kebra Nagast: The Queen of Sheba and Her only Son Menyelek

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This volume contains a complete English translation of the famous Ethiopian work, The Kebra Nagast, i.e. the Glory of the Kings [of Ethiopia]. This work has been held in peculiar honour in Abyssinia for several centuries, and throughout that country it has been, and still is, venerated by the people as containing the final proof of their descent from the Hebrew Patriarchs, and of the kinship of their kings of the Solomonic line with Christ, the Son of God.

©2019 Majestic (P)2019 Majestic

Length: 12 hrs and 34 mins
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Structuring Your Novel

23 ratings

Summary

Is Structure the Hidden Foundation of All Successful Stories? Why do some stories work and others don't? The answer is structure. In this IPPY and NIEA Award-winning guide from the author of the bestselling Outlining Your Novel, you will discover the universal underpinnings that guarantee powerful plot and character arcs. An understanding of proper story and scene structure will help you to not only perfectly time your story's major events, but will also provide you with an unerring standard to use in evaluating your novel's pacing and progression. Structuring Your Novel will show you: How to determine the best methods for unleashing your unique and personal vision for your story. How to identify common structural weaknesses and flip them around into stunning strengths. How to eliminate saggy middles by discovering your "centerpiece." Why you should NEVER include conflict on every page. How to discover the questions you don't want readers asking about your plot-and then how to get them to ask the right questions. Story structure has empowered countless bestselling and classic authors. Now it's your turn!

©2013 Katie M. Weiland (P)2014 Katie M. Weiland

Narrator: Sonja Field
Length: 6 hrs and 16 mins
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Blind Vigilance

Summary

I can’t escape the vulnerability of motherhood. The rage fueling me since my brother’s murder is no longer powerful enough to carry me forward. I want to create a simple life in the Spanish countryside and prepare for motherhood. For the sake of the life growing inside me, I must forge ahead without Robert’s help, Mulberry’s devotion, or my own anger determining my path. The criminal cartel seeking to destroy Joyful Justice plans to crumble the foundation of the vigilante network by killing me. But I’m dangerous prey - more deadly than ever.

©2020 Emily Kimelman (P)2021 Emily Kimelman

Narrator: Sonja Field
Length: 7 hrs and 9 mins
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Inviting Fire

Summary

Recovering from a near-fatal attack that has left her with residual trauma, including haunting dreams and flashbacks, Sydney Rye is regaining her strength at the jungle training camp of Joyful Justice, the vigilante network inspired by her now legendary acts of vengeance. However, when she runs up against an old adversary, he destroys the peace she has found and puts her and Blue's lives in danger.

©2014 Emily Kimelman Gilvey (P)2015 Emily Kimelman Gilvey

Narrator: Sonja Field
Length: 6 hrs and 22 mins
Available on Audible
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Unsound

Summary

Winner of the 2015 Gold eLit Book Award for best mystery/thriller. "A strong, savvy dissection of how two people's lives are intertwined by violence, psychology and grief." - Kirkus Reviews Only a volcano can cure some things. Dr. Caprice Wilson, police psychologist, has spent her life unraveling the mysteries of the human mind - only to find herself in a deep crisis. Caprice prescribes herself a walkabout and goes hiking in Maui - but the solitary retreat she has in mind does not go as planned. Caprice faces an enemy she never knew she had and wrestles with questions of hope, identity, loss, and the nature of psychopathy in a cat-and-mouse game with survival at stake. "Toby Neal weaves a spell-binding suspense that pulls you in with breathtaking scenery, flawed characters, and brilliantly twisted psychology." - Gae-Lynn Woods, author of the Cass Elliott crime series

©2013 Toby Neal (P)2017 Toby Neal

Narrator: Sonja Field
Author: Toby Neal
Length: 5 hrs and 31 mins
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The Girl with the Gun

Summary

Justice with a vengeance.   Imagine if you were offered a choice: give up your freedom or watch the people closest to you lose theirs. What would you do?  When international fugitive Sydney Rye turns herself over to authorities in order to protect the vigilante network she inspired, her freedom depends on helping Homeland Security shift the tide in a war for "hearts and minds". Sydney Rye is tasked with the perfect assignment: recruit female fighters to take on jihadists. Being killed by a woman is the only thing extremists fear because they believe it bars their entrance to Heaven. But when the director who enlisted Sydney Rye is killed, and the deal she made is scrapped, Sydney and Blue are left in a war zone, hunted by both the US government and jihadists.   Buy this audiobook today because you love powerful women, gritty mysteries, and heroic dogs! Join the adventure!

©2016 Emily Kimelman Gilvey (P)2018 Emily Kimelman Gilvey

Narrator: Sonja Field
Length: 5 hrs and 49 mins
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Wired Dawn

Summary

Paradise has no protection from a hidden evil. What would you do to rescue a child trapped in darkness? Security specialist Sophie Ang goes off-grid into the remote valley of Kalalau on Kaua`i, where she stumbles across the disappearance of a young boy. As she races against time to save him, uncovering ugly secrets hidden in the heart of the jungle, the events she tried to flee on Oahu gather momentum.  Special Agent Marcella Scott straps on her heels and wades in to help deal with what the cyber vigilante the Ghost has left behind, and trying to clear Sophie from a murder charge.

©2017 Toby Neal (P)2020 Toby Neal

Narrator: Sonja Field
Author: Toby Neal
Length: 5 hrs and 38 mins
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Wired In

Summary

Paradise has no protection from a hacker with a hidden agenda.  Special agent Sophie Ang's emotions are battered by a child kidnapping case that goes badly wrong. In tracking the criminal ring, her rogue data analysis program D.A.V.I.D. identifies an anomaly that leads her into a cat-and-mouse game Online with a deadly enemy whose motives are unclear. The chase lures her through dark corridors of cyberspace into a confrontation with the violence from her past that sent her fleeing to the United States. She'll need every skill she's learned to defeat her worst nightmare - and the stakes couldn't be higher.   

©2016 Toby Neal (P)2018 Toby Neal

Narrator: Sonja Field
Author: Toby Neal
Length: 7 hrs and 31 mins
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The Nutshell Technique

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"The Nutshell Technique cracks the code behind why we love the movies that we love. It guides you to organically write the story you want to tell." (Callum Greene, producer, Star Wars Episode IX: The Rise of Skywalker)  Veteran script consultant Jill Chamberlain discovered in her work that an astounding 99 percent of first-time screenwriters don't know how to tell a story. What the 99 percent do instead is present a situation. In order to explain the difference, Chamberlain created the nutshell technique, a method whereby writers identify eight dynamic, interconnected elements that are required to successfully tell a story. Now, for the first time, Chamberlain presents her unique method in audiobook form with The Nutshell Technique: Crack the Secret of Successful Screenwriting. Using easy-to-follow descriptions ("nutshells"), she thoroughly explains how the nutshell technique can make or break a film script. Chamberlain takes listeners step-by-step through 30 classic and contemporary movies, showing how such dissimilar screenplays as Casablanca, Chinatown, Pulp Fiction, The Usual Suspects, Little Miss Sunshine, Juno, Silver Linings Playbook, and Argo all have the same system working behind the scenes, and she teaches listeners exactly how to apply these principles to their own screenwriting. Learn the nutshell technique, and you'll discover how to turn a mere situation into a truly compelling screenplay story.  Since its publication in 2016, The Nutshell Technique: Crack the Secret of Successful Screenwriting was an instant classic. It is the go-to manual many professionals swear by, and it's on the syllabus at film schools across the world, including the world-renowned screenwriting program at Columbia University. It has also been published in Mandarin Chinese, Korean, and Italian. This audio edition is wonderfully narrated by Sonja Field. PLEASE NOTE: When you purchase this title, the accompanying PDF will be available in your Audible Library along with the audio.

©2016 Jill Chamberlain (P)2020 Echo Point Books & Media, LLC

Narrator: Sonja Field
Length: 6 hrs and 21 mins
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Shadow Harvest

Summary

Sydney Rye is finally becoming comfortable with the vigilante network, Joyful Justice, which she inspired. On a private island in the midst of the Pacific, she's studying hard, learning about the structure of the organization and their active missions, and preparing to take on a leadership role. However, when Sydney Rye's good friend and fellow Joyful Justice council member, Merl, goes missing in Shanghai, she and her dog, Blue, rush to the People's Republic to track him down. Following Merl's trail leads Sydney into the darkest corners of China's corruption, where she witnesses atrocities that make her already cold blood freeze. With time running out and powerful forces closing in on her, Sydney has to risk everything to save her friend. The question is, will everything be enough?

©2015 Emily Kimelman Gilvey (P)2015 Emily Kimelman Gilvey

Narrator: Sonja Field
Length: 6 hrs and 13 mins
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Betray the Lie

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Justice with a vengeance. How do you find peace in a world rife with injustice? A world that is so wrong? Sydney Rye is in Miami, surrounded by friends and co-conspirators who share her values and goals. People who believe in her. For the first time since her brother’s murder, Sydney Rye is finding a way to live in peace but also isn’t helping anyone in need. Unfortunately, this peace can’t last. Sydney is in the eye of a storm. With the effects of Datura under control, she no longer hears thunder, sees lightning, or feels the cold sting of hard rain. But danger rages all around her, circling closer every moment. Declan Doyle spent the last five years hunting Sydney Rye. He’s faced humiliation and grave injury at her hands, but nothing can stop him now. He has a warrant, she’s on US territory, and this time, he’s locking her up for good. They can take his badge and career, but he’ll get Sydney Rye this time. Dan Burke is obsessive, brilliant, and a founding member of Joyful Justice. Safely ensconced on the isolated island headquarters of his organization, Dan does what he wants, when he wants. He’s the man in charge. But when the island stronghold falls under attack and his closest allies betray him, he’s forced to defend the network they’ve built at any cost. Lenox Gold is dangerous, gorgeous, and devoted to justice. As a gigolo and pimp, he runs his business at the highest standards of ethics - everyone is a consenting adult, getting what they need out of the transaction. With the help of Joyful Justice, Lenox is determined to bring these ideals to the entirety of his industry. But when the woman who showed Lenox how to transform his life turning tricks on the beach into a profitable international business begins breaking the rules, Lenox must choose between betrayal of a trusted friend and the ideals he spent his life defending. What none of them see coming is a brewing discontent. Masses once thought to be harmless - splinters of humanity the internet fostered into groups of organized zealots - are forming their own networks, preparing to take revenge. The status quo is cracking. The war is brewing.

©2018 Emily Kimelman (P)2020 Emily Kimelman

Narrator: Sonja Field
Length: 7 hrs and 14 mins
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Deathly Love: The Goode Witch Matchmaker, Volume 3

Summary

Will love elude the Grim Reaper's daughter forever? Zelda had long ago determined she wasn't datable. She'd been 17, dressed in a gorgeous black strapless, and ready to party. But then her dad had waved around his scythe, turned on the glowing red eyes, and her prom date couldn't get away fast enough. She'd been dateless ever since. What eligible, sane guy wants to date the Grim Reaper's daughter? Download to find out how Glenda the Goode Witch Matchmaker helps Zelda conquer her dating difficulties!

©2016 Catherine G. Cobb (P)2017 Catherine G. Cobb

Narrator: Sonja Field
Author: Cate Lawley
Category: Romance, Paranormal
Length: 2 hrs and 38 mins
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Flock of Wolves

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Summary

Justice with a vengeance. Who controls Sydney Rye? Because that person controls a dangerous weapon - a killer and a symbol - proof of a prophet's divinity and the catalyst for an international vigilante network. Sydney Rye is just one woman, but to millions she is much more. Whoever controls Sydney controls the masses, can incite violence, turn wife against husband, daughter against father...release the wolf in us all. Robert, a ruthless and powerful billionaire, wants Sydney.... Mulberry, ex-NYC detective and injured warrior, faces death for Sydney.... April, a devout follower of the "Her" Prophet, believes in Sydney.... Anita, a brilliant manipulator of media, fears and reveres Sydney.... The Prophet needs Sydney.... Who controls her, and what do they want? Sydney Rye and her dog, Blue, must travel across the globe from the deserts of the Middle East to the sparkling shores of Miami Beach in a twisted game of cat and mouse to discover the truth. Is Sydney strong enough to control her own destiny, or is she a pawn in someone else's game? Download Flock of Wolves today and discover the truth. Join the adventure!

©2018 Emily Kimelman (P)2020 Emily Kimelman

Narrator: Sonja Field
Length: 6 hrs and 39 mins
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Sydney Rye Mystery Box Set, Books 1-3

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Get the first three books in this searing adventure series that follows one young woman's journey from a dog walker on the Upper East Side of Manhattan to an international fugitive, fighting for justice around the globe, with her loyal dog, Blue, by her side. Experience the loss, love and heartache that has made this a best-selling series with over a million downloads. UNLEASHED (A Sydney Rye Mystery, #1) One of Joy Humbolt's dog walking clients turns up dead and she begins to look into the crime, first out of curiosity and then out of anger. As she digs deep into the secrets of Manhattan's elite, Joy gets too close to the killer with disastrous consequences. DEATH IN THE DARK (A Sydney Rye Novella, #2) The daughter of a close friend is brutally murdered in the desert and Rye turns away from her mentor to seek revenge. Her quick temper and deadly intentions lead Sydney Rye into a trap that she will need all of her new skills to survive. INSATIABLE (A Sydney Rye Mystery, #3) When a dangerous man from her past calls, Sydney Rye finds she cannot turn him away. Robert Maxim explains that the daughter of a powerful friend has gone missing and he wants Rye to find her. In exchange, he offers her something she had given up hope of ever having; freedom from her past. "Emily Kimelman has reimagined a traditional genre for a new generation." -New York Times Best-Selling Author of "Black Hawk Down", Mark Bowden. ***Recommended for adults who love brave female protagonists, dogs and action packed series that you can't put down until you've read them all. If you have trouble with the f-bomb, violence or sex (not graphic but out of wedlock)... then you should not start this series... it's just not your thing :)

©2016 Emily Kimelman (P)2016 Emily Kimelman

Narrator: Sonja Field
Length: 20 hrs and 27 mins
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I Survived the Eruption of Mount St. Helens, 1980

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The Mountain of Fire was lying in wait. It was one the most beautiful mountains in America: Mt. St. Helens in Washington State. But what many didn't know was that this peaceful mountain had an explosive past. For more than a century, it had been quiet. But below ground, pressure had been building, and soon, kaboom! Mt. St. Helens would erupt with terrifying fury. Eleven-year-old Sally Tanner knew the mountain well, and, like many, she never imagined that this serene wilderness could turn deadly. But on May 10, 1980, Sally finds herself in the middle of the deadliest volcanic eruption in US history. Trapped on the mountain, she must escape clouds of poisonous gas, boiling rivers, and landslides of rock, glacial ice, and white-hot debris. The newest book in the I Survived series will take listeners into one of the most dramatic events in recent US history, where they will meet one of nature's most devastating forces.

©2015 Lauren Tarshis (P)2016 Scholastic Inc.

Narrator: Sonja Field
Length: 1 hr and 33 mins
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Conquering Writer's Block and Summoning Inspiration

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Summary

Position yourself to live an inspired life and send the dreaded writer's block packing. Inspiration is a slippery thing at the best of times. But as a writer, you can't afford to wait around on Madam Muse's goodwill. In this encouraging audiobook, award-winning author K.M. Weiland shows you how to nurture creativity and put it at your summons, rather than the other way around. After listening to this book, you will be able to: Build a lifestyle that encourages inspiration Say goodbye to destructive guilt over "wasting" time on creative endeavors Discover why inspiration isn't so much a feeling as an act of will Understand what to do when your best-laid writing plans go awry Use your non-writing time to boost your creative energy Apply specific tips to prevent and combat writer's block Instill habits for improving your efficiency and commitment as an author Nurture a lifestyle of creativity that will keep your fingers flying over the keyboard!

©2014 K.M. Weiland (P)2015 K.M. Weiland

Narrator: Sonja Field
Author: K.M. Weiland
Length: 1 hr and 45 mins
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Seraffyn's European Adventure

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Join cruising legends Lin and Larry Pardey as from England they proceed into the Baltic, Denmark, Sweden, Finland, and Germany. During their voyage they dealt with armed guards on the Polish waterfront who watched while the people greeted them with flowers and fruit. They weathered a fierce mast-under broach in a Baltic gale. And experienced great friendships found in harbors large and small. Beautifully narrated by Sonja Feld, the New Street Nautical Audio edition of Lin and Larry's now classic book - the second in their famous Seraffyn series - will prove a pleasure for all sailors, even armchair sailors!

©1979 and 1997 Mary Lin and Lawrence F. Pardey (P)2014 New Street Communications, LLC

Narrator: Sonja Field
Length: 7 hrs and 56 mins
Available on Audible
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In Sheep's Clothing

Summary

All that’s left of her is a depression in the dirt and a pool of blood. Robert Maxim is ruthless, powerful, and determined to find her. April Madden is a preacher’s wife and Sydney’s mother. She’s willing to risk everything...her sobriety, her marriage, even her faith, to hunt for her daughter. But they can’t find Sydney Rye if she doesn’t want to be found. ISIS has a new enemy, a ghost haunting their territory, infecting their flock with radical ideals. They will do anything to capture her. Their reign depends on this new prophet’s destruction. Graffiti of a woman’s silhouette, set in a snarling wolf’s profile, appears in ISIS-controlled territory convincing Robert Maxim that Sydney Rye is alive. When women in the area begin attacking their abusers, he suspects Sydney is responsible. But Robert can’t believe she is involved after rumors claim a prophet, a weapon of God, has risen to free women from oppression. April Madden hears the devil whispering to her; just one little cocktail to dull the pain. Instead of picking up a glass, she throws herself into a quest; track down her missing daughter, her only surviving child, and make amends. Traveling into the Islamic State is fraught with danger and thick with obstacles. April doesn’t have her daughter’s combat training or Blue, Sydney’s loyal, giant dog. But she does have her instincts, tenacity, and the voice that whispers; your daughter is alive, don’t give up.

©2017 Emily Kimelman Gilvey (P)2019 Emily Kimelman Gilvey

Narrator: Sonja Field
Length: 6 hrs and 15 mins
Available on Audible
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Timely Love

Summary

Welcome to The Goode Witch Shoppe, where improbable matches are made! Glenda Goode meddles, but only for the good of others. She can't resist using her witchy talents to crunch the magical numbers and make matches she's certain will conquer even the most difficult of circumstances. She's convinced that if a couple is right for one another, nothing can keep them apart - not even time itself! This is a sweet romance with no explicit sex or profanity.

©2016 Catherine G. Cobb (P)2016 Catherine G. Cobb

Narrator: Sonja Field
Author: Cate Lawley
Category: Romance, Paranormal
Length: 2 hrs and 19 mins
Available on Audible
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5 Secrets of Story Structure: How to Write a Novel That Stands Out

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Want to take your writing to the next level? Discover the “secrets” of story structure other authors are overlooking! If you’ve read or listened to all the books on story structure and concluded there has to be more to it than just three acts and a couple of plot points, then you’re absolutely right! It’s time to notch up your writing education from “basic” to “black belt”. Internationally published author K.M. Weiland shares five “secret” techniques of advanced story structure. In the multi-award-winning Structuring Your Novel, Weiland showed writers how to use a strong three-act structure to build a story with the greatest possible impact on readers. Now, it’s time to take that knowledge to the next level.  In this audiobook, you’ll learn: Why the inciting event isn’t what you’ve always thought it is What your key event is and how to stop putting it in the wrong scene How to identify your pinch points and why they can make the middle of your book easier to write How to create the perfect moment of truth to move your protagonist from reaction to action How to ace your story’s climactic moment, every single time And much more! By the time you’ve finished this quick listen, you’ll know more about story structure than the vast majority of aspiring authors will ever know - and you’ll be ready to write an amazing novel that stands above the crowd. Take the next step in your evolution as a writer!

©2016 K.M. Weiland (P)2019 Echo Point Books & Media, LLC

Narrator: Sonja Field
Author: K.M. Weiland
Length: 1 hr and 12 mins
Available on Audible
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Into Hell

Summary

River When I find myself face-to-face with Lucifer, I realize what he wants from me could annihilate Hell and Earth. I would do anything for those I love, but with the fate of the world resting on my shoulders, I’m not sure I can stop him from destroying us all. Kobal As the battle for Hell rages, the line between enemies and allies blurs. I will do whatever it takes to protect River and destroy Lucifer, but with everything around us unraveling, many will be lost. Find out who will survive in the epic conclusion to The Road to Hell series. Warning: Due to sexual content, violence, and language, this audiobook is recommended for listeners 18+ years of age.

©2016 Heather Gilmour-Cox (P)2020 Heather Gilmour-Cox

Narrator: Sonja Field
Category: Romance, Paranormal
Length: 10 hrs and 55 mins
Available on Audible
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Wired Rogue

Summary

Paradise has no protection from an insidious cult. Wired in to her computers, MMA-fighting tech agent Sophie Ang has been content in her clean, cool tech lab, where she chases criminals online, continuing a dance in the dark with the enigmatic vigilante known as the Ghost.  Tumultuous changes from without and within eject her from her agency cocoon to the front lines, where she finds herself in partnership with a brilliant, overbearing, larger-than-life ex-Special Forces operative called Jake Dunn. They climb walls, dodge bullets, kidnap children, and dig up bodies for a case that might cost her life and has already taken her badge. "Neal's writing is persistently riveting... Masterly." (Kirkus Reviews) “Toby Neal has created a wonderfully rounded action heroine with everything: looks, brains, mixed martial arts prowess, and the ability to swear proficiently in Thai and English. Fans will love Sophie Ang, as well as the tangled web she must negotiate in the tropical setting of Hawaii.” (Russell Blake, New York Times and USA Today best-selling author)

©2016 Toby Neal (P)2019 Toby Neal

Narrator: Sonja Field
Author: Toby Neal
Length: 6 hrs and 54 mins
Available on Audible
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Insatiable

Summary

When a dangerous man from her past calls, Sydney Rye finds she cannot turn him away. Robert Maxim explains that the daughter of a powerful friend has gone missing and he wants Rye to find her. In exchange, he offers her something she had given up hope of ever having; freedom from her past.

©2012 Emily Kimelman Gilvey (P)2014 Emily Kimelman Gilvey

Narrator: Sonja Field
Length: 7 hrs and 40 mins
Available on Audible
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Strings of Glass

Summary

Trouble finds Rye when she stops the attempted rape and murder of Anita, a reporter working on a story of corruption and child trafficking. The atrocities Anita describes send Sydney and Blue on a quest that takes them across India after a dangerous and, up until now, untouchable, figure.

©2013 Emily Kimelman Gilvey (P)2015 Emily Kimelman Gilvey

Narrator: Sonja Field
Length: 5 hrs and 21 mins
Available on Audible
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Wired Dark

Summary

"Paradise can’t contain a thirst for revenge.How would you handle a sadistic stalker? Security specialist Sophie Ang returns to Maui, working alongside dynamic partner Jake Dunn to solve a series of bizarre and escalating threats against a rocker with a beach mansion. But soon, catching a crazed stalker becomes the least of Sophie’s problems: A deadly enemy is hell-bent on taking her down, along with anyone she cares about.  Sophie’s very identity is tested as she grapples with issues of conscience and survival in a struggle that takes her to the edge of heartbreak, and beyond.

©2017 Toby Neal (P)2020 Toby Neal

Narrator: Sonja Field
Author: Toby Neal
Length: 5 hrs and 53 mins
Available on Audible
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Sydney Rye Mystery Box Set, Books 4-6

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Continue this searing adventure as Sydney Rye and her dog, Blue, battle for justice around the globe in books 4-6. Strings of Glass (A Sydney Rye Mystery, Book 4) Trouble finds Rye when she stops the attempted rape and murder of Anita, a reporter working on a story of corruption and child trafficking. The atrocities Anita describes send Sydney and Blue on a quest that takes them across India after a dangerous and, up until now, untouchable, figure. The Devil's Breath (A Sydney Rye Mystery, Book 5) One of Sydney Rye's dearest friends, Hugh Defry, has been accused of brutal murder. All the evidence points to Hugh and he has no memory of that night. But Sydney refuses to believe that Hugh is capable of such violence. Sydney flies to Miami searching for the real killer, unprepared for the realization that her personal fight for justice has become much more than she'd ever imagined. Sydney is pushed towards making a decision that will change not just her life, but possibly the future of crime fighting. Inviting Fire (A Sydney Rye Mystery, Book 6) Recovering from a near-fatal attack that has left her with residual trauma, including haunting dreams and flashbacks, Sydney Rye is regaining her strength at the jungle training camp of Joyful Justice, the vigilante network inspired by her now legendary acts of vengeance. However, when she runs up against an old adversary he destroys the peace she has found and puts her and Blue's lives in danger. Recommended for adults who love brave female protagonists, dogs, and action-packed series that you can't stop listening to until you've listened to them all. If you have trouble with the f-bomb, violence or sex (not graphic but out of wedlock)...then you should not start this series...it's just not your thing.

©2016 Emily Kimelman (P)2016 Emily Kimelman

Narrator: Sonja Field
Length: 18 hrs and 37 mins
Available on Audible
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The Sydney Rye Mysteries Box Set: Books 7-9

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Justice with a vengeance... Continue the adventure with Sydney Rye and Blue in this box set, as they travel from the streets of Shanghai to the war-torn Middle East, determined to fight injustice no matter the cost. This audiobook includes these three books: Shadow Harvest, The Girl with the Gun, and In Sheep's Clothing. Shadow Harvest (A Sydney Rye Mystery, book seven) When Sydney Rye's good friend Merl goes missing in Shanghai, she and her faithful dog Blue rush to the People's Republic to track him down.  Following Merl's trail leads Sydney to probe deep, dark corners of corruption, where she witnesses atrocities that make her already cold blood freeze. With time running out, and powerful forces closing in on her, Sydney is willing to risk everything to save her friend, but will everything be enough? The Girl with the Gun (A Sydney Rye Mystery, book eight) Sydney Rye is tasked with the perfect assignment: recruit female fighters to take on jihadists. Being killed by a woman is the only thing extremists fear because they believe it bars their entrance to heaven. But when the director who enlisted Sydney Rye is killed, and the deal she made is scrapped, Sydney and Blue are left in a war zone, hunted by both the US government and jihadists. In Sheep's Clothing (A Sydney Rye Mystery, book nine) Sydney Rye is missing. All that’s left of her is a depression in the dirt and a pool of blood. Robert Maxim is ruthless, powerful, and determined to find her. April Madden is a preacher’s wife and Sydney’s mother. She’s willing to risk everything - her sobriety, marriage, and even her faith - to hunt for her daughter.  But they can’t find Sydney Rye if she doesn’t want to be found. Continue the adventure today because you love powerful women, gritty mysteries, and heroic dogs!

©2015 Emily Kimelman Gilvey (P)2020 Emily Kimelman Gilvey

Narrator: Sonja Field
Length: 18 hrs and 19 mins
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Vendetta

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They killed everyone she loved, and now they are coming for her. She’s a fearless wild beauty, hungry for pleasure and thirsty for justice...loyal, stubborn, trouble.... Meet Gia.  Giada Valentina Santella is trying to drown the grief of losing her parents with self-destructive behavior: drinking too much, driving too fast, and picking up men in bars. But when an unexpected letter reveals that her loved ones’ were murdered, Gia changes her focus to revenge. Vowing to find the one responsible, the grieving daughter must stay one step ahead of a ruthless plot to end her family line. To avoid yet another family death, Gia has a bloody choice to make: kill or be killed. Vendetta is the first book in the USA Today best-selling Gia Santella Crime Thriller series. If you like take-charge heroines, fast-paced pause-resisters, and gritty dramas, then you’ll love Kristi Belcamino’s tale of revenge. Buy Vendetta to create your own brand of justice today!  Author's Note: Vendetta is a fast-paced, edge-of-your-seat best-selling thriller with a flawed but big-hearted vigilante heroine, who loves nothing better than kicking butt and taking names for those who can't do so themselves.  Formerly called City of the Dead.

©2017 Kristi Belcamino (P)2020 Kristi Belcamino

Narrator: Sonja Field
Length: 5 hrs and 31 mins
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The Devil's Breath

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One of Sydney Rye's dearest friends, Hugh Defry, has been accused of brutal murder. All the evidence points to Hugh and he has no memory of that night. But Sydney refuses to believe that Hugh is capable of such violence. Sydney flies to Miami searching for the real killer unprepared for the realization that her personal fight for justice has become much more than she'd ever imagined. Sydney is pushed towards making a decision that will change not just her life, but possibly the future of crime fighting.

©2014 Emily Kimelman Gilvey (P)2015 Emily Kimelman Gilvey

Narrator: Sonja Field
Length: 6 hrs and 53 mins
Available on Audible
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Michaels Family Romance Box Set

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Meet Ruby, Pearl and Jade--three sisters who grew up in the paradise of St. Thomas. Each young woman has a unique path to walk, and a unique love to discover--and they are as different as the gemstones they're named for.

©2015, 2016, 2017 Toby Neal (P)2017 Toby Neal

Narrator: Sonja Field
Author: Toby Neal
Length: 19 hrs and 10 mins
Available on Audible
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The Road

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River Standing at the edge of the gateway, I understand two things. One, I have no idea what I’m doing. Two, the gateway to Hell is not closing. Now, there may be only one option left to me, to all of us. I may have to enter the one place I’d hoped to avoid throughout this journey. I may have to enter Hell. Unfortunately, a change in events takes the choice away from me. Kobal I always knew the idea of River entering into Hell could become a reality, but I expected her to be by my side when, or if, it happened. I expected to be there to protect her, but she’s gone in alone. Now, not only am I trying to catch up with her, but I know Lucifer will soon learn of her entrance into my world, and he will be after her, too. I just don’t know which one of us will reach her first.  There are four books in this paranormal romance series, which is now complete. Not all things will be resolved in this book. Due to sexual content, violence, and language, this book is recommended for listeners 18+ years of age. The Road to Hell Series complete listening order: Good Intentions (Book 1) Carved (Book 2) The Road (Book 3) Into Hell (Book 4)

©2016 Heather Gilmour-Cox (P)2018 Heather Gilmour-Cox

Narrator: Sonja Field
Category: Romance, Paranormal
Length: 9 hrs and 53 mins
Available on Audible
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Carved

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River As the perilous journey across a country I’d long thought destroyed begins, I don’t know who I am anymore or what I’m becoming. My abilities grow stronger with each passing day, as does the fear of what comes next. All I know is that I will do anything to avoid becoming like Lucifer, and to protect those I love, even if that means protecting them from me. Kobal No matter what it takes, I will keep River safe, even if my actions end up driving a wedge between us. River is mine to protect, no matter how hard that might be to do now that our journey has begun. I won’t stop until Lucifer is destroyed, won’t stop until I claim my throne, and she will be by my side when I do. It’s all just a matter of keeping her alive until then.  There are four books in this paranormal romance series which is now complete. Not all things will be resolved in this book. Due to sexual content, violence, and language, this book is recommended for listeners 18+ years of age. The Road to Hell series complete listening order: Good Intentions (Book 1) Carved (Book 2) The Road (Book 3) Into Hell (Book 4) 

©2016 Heather Gilmour-Cox (P)2018 Heather Gilmour-Cox

Narrator: Sonja Field
Category: Romance, Paranormal
Length: 10 hrs and 31 mins
Available on Audible
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Wired Hard

Summary

Paradise has nowhere to hide from a thief with an obsession. Security specialist Sophie Ang has a new case: Someone is looting artifacts from a royal Hawaiian archaeology site on Maui. Things get deadly fast, and Sophie's friend, Maui homicide detective Lei Texeira, takes the case.  The women track a killer whose tangled motives extend high into the world of Hawaiian cultural affairs and deep into the darkest of human motivations.  And all the while, Sophie walks a tightrope between new love and heartbreak. Praise for the book: "Neal's writing is persistently riveting... Masterly." (Kirkus Reviews)

©2017 Toby Neal (P)2020 Toby Neal

Narrator: Sonja Field
Author: Toby Neal
Length: 5 hrs and 34 mins
Available on Audible
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Beast

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Grady Williams is a national treasure, the youngest living Medal of Honor recipient, America's scarred superhero. With tattooed arms sculpted from carrying M-16s, this bad boy has girls begging from sea to shining sea to get a piece of his action. When my father squanders away my college fund, I make a deal with this dirty-talking devil dog - I will pretend to be Grady's girlfriend for the Marine Corps Ball, and my dad will write Grady's war memoir. Grady is fearless. Hell, this badass jumped on a grenade to save his fellow Marines! As much as I crave him, I refuse to allow myself to become addicted to a dangerous man who will detonate my heart. Isabella Cuesta is an angel who can see beyond my mangled skin, a pawn used to repay her father's debt, a woman who makes me feel like a man instead of a monster. But I no longer believe in fairy tales. She's mine until our contract ends. I'll take her hard and rough, listen to all her hopes and fears, lay down my life to protect her. This beauty will never let herself love a dangerous man like me - a man who has killed, a man who runs towards gunfire, a man who never backs down from a fight. But without her love, I'm not a man - I'll remain forever a beast. Publisher's note: This is a full-length, standalone novel. HEA. No cliffhanger. No cheating.

©2016 Alana Albertson (P)2016 Alana Albertson

Length: 5 hrs and 11 mins
Available on Audible
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Ghostly Love

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Glenda Goode, matchmaking witch extraordinaire, uses math to predict the future - and brew romance! She's found the perfect match for Hillary, but the wily witch has more up her sleeve than just matchmaking. Lives and love both hang in the balance as Hillary, her grandpa, and his not-quite-imaginary roommate try to solve a seven-year old curse. Download to find out if Hillary beats the curse and wins the biggest prize of all: love!

©2016 Catherine G. Cobb (P)2016 Catherine G. Cobb

Narrator: Sonja Field
Author: Cate Lawley
Category: Romance, Paranormal
Length: 3 hrs and 5 mins
Available on Audible
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Savage Grace

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The only thing more terrifying than taking a life is creating one. The positive pregnancy test rocks my world harder than any bomb or bullet. Like the hurricane bearing down on Miami, it threatens total destruction.  I’m confident I can escape Miami, evade the mercenaries intent on killing me, and uncover the people who hired them. But telling the father I’m pregnant…raising a child.... I’m not cut out for motherhood. I know I’ll survive. It’s everyone I love who dies. That changes now.

©2019 Emily Kimelman (P)2020 Emily Kimelman

Narrator: Sonja Field
Length: 6 hrs and 40 mins
Available on Audible
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Unleashed

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One of Joy Humbolt's dog walking clients turns up dead and she begins to look into the crime, first out of curiosity and then out of anger. As she digs deep into the secrets of Manhattan's elite, Joy gets too close to the killer with disastrous consequences.

©2011 Emily Kimelman Gilvey (P)2014 Emily Kimelman Gilvey

Narrator: Sonja Field
Length: 10 hrs and 7 mins
Available on Audible
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Somewhere in the City

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It's a long way from sleepy St. Thomas to the big city. "It's dangerous to be too beautiful." The year is 1989, and magnet-for-trouble Pearl Michaels leaves her childhood home, the tropical paradise of St. Thomas, to live with her sister in Boston. Discovered as a model, Pearl finds fame, fortune, and Magnus Thorne. Harley-riding, enigmatic Magnus is a man with a past and a hazardous, secret present. The last thing he needs or wants is an addiction to a woman so famous she's known simply as "Pearl," but he can't seem to let her go. Danger and passion stalk Magnus and Pearl from Paris to Dubai, and love's not the only thing at stake.

©2015 Toby Neal (P)2017 Toby Neal

Narrator: Sonja Field
Author: Toby Neal
Length: 6 hrs and 25 mins
Available on Audible
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Somewhere on St. Thomas

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Why him? Why now? What else could go wrong? Winner of the Silver Medal of Excellence: eLit Awards, 2016 Finalist: Reader's Choice Award, The Romance Reviews Set in 1984, in a world before sexting and texting, this "lushly written and emotional" new adult romance stars redheaded spelling champion Ruby Michaels, who meets the wrong kind of man on the eve of her departure from St. Thomas for college, when fireworks ensue. "I won't be derailed by anyone - no matter how handsome and interesting," she vowed. But some promises are made to be broken. Surfer, sailor, handyman Rafe is fleeing grief and his family's opulent lifestyle. In Ruby's passionate innocence he finds a woman he's willing to sail the globe to pursue. "I am a pirate," he tells her. "When I see a treasure I want, I'll do anything to get it."

©2015 Toby Neal (P)2017 Toby Neal

Narrator: Sonja Field
Author: Toby Neal
Length: 6 hrs and 36 mins
Available on Audible
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Death in the Dark

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The daughter of a close friend is brutally murdered in the desert, and Rye turns away from her mentor to seek revenge. Her quick temper and deadly intentions lead Sydney Rye into a trap where she will need all of her new skills to survive.

©2012 Emily Kimelman (P)2014 Emily Kimelman Gilvey

Narrator: Sonja Field
Length: 2 hrs and 39 mins
Available on Audible
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Somewhere in California

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Dancing is everything - until it leads to love. Jade Michaels has a simple life: home, school, dance studio - and a lot to prove in the shadow of dynamic, talented older sisters. She runs away and risks everything to compete in the first-ever dance reality show in LA in 1992, and meets the perfect guy - until she finds out he's her sister's ex. Four years ago, producer Brandon Forbes rescued Jade's sister Pearl from a mugger - and discovered her as a model. He fell hard, but she married someone else. Brandon thought his broken heart was ancient history - until Jade's dazzling audition activates conflicted feelings he can't deny. Can Jade and Brandon navigate the past that separates them?

©2016 Toby Neal (P)2017 Toby Neal

Narrator: Sonja Field
Author: Toby Neal
Length: 6 hrs and 3 mins
Available on Audible