Friday, January 03, 2014

Audio Book #2 in Production

Rather than sitting around waiting for the hundreds, if not thousands, of sales on my first audio book venture, I immediately jumped in with another.

"Missing, Assumed Dead" is a murder mystery set in Eastern Oregon. The producer will again be Baarns Narration and VO. The narrator this time will be Lisa Baarns. I only had to listen to about 30 seconds of the audition to know she's the perfect voice for Kam McBride. I spoke with her on the phone to clear up a few pronunciations (like txakoli and pintxos). She was fun to talk with, and I'm even more convinced she's the right person to narrate this book. After all, she admits she stayed up all night reading the whole thing because she just had to know what was going to happen. Enthusiasm is a big plus.

Prejudice, murder, insanity, suicide: Every small town has its secrets.

When Kameron McBride receives notice she’s the last living relative of a missing man she’s never even heard of, the last thing she wants to do is head to some half-baked Oregon town to settle his affairs. But since she’s the only one available, she grudgingly agrees.

En route, she runs afoul of a couple of hillbillies and their pickup in an accident that doesn’t seem...accidental. Especially when they keep showing up wherever she goes. Lucky for her, gorgeous Deputy Mitch Caldwell lends her a hand, among other things. Her suspicions increase when the probate Judge tries a little too hard to buy the dead man’s worthless property.

Working on a hunch and trying to avoid the Judge’s henchmen, Kam probes deeper into the town’s secrets and finds almost no one she can trust. With Mitch’s help, she peels away the layers of prejudice, suicide, murder, and insanity. But someone in town doesn’t like her poking around, and when they show their intentions by shooting her through the police chief’s office window, the stakes are raised. Kam must find out what really happened to her dead relative before someone in this backward little town sends her to join him.

And she thought Oregon was going to be boring.

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