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Revealed:

Brides of the Kindred 5

Written By: Evangeline Anderson
Narrated By: William Martin

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Nadiah has the Sight: the ability to see into the future. But the one thing she can’t see is how she’s ever going to be free of the blood bond her parents forced her into when she was only six. Her fiancé is an evil bastard who delights in torturing her, and her only way out of a loveless marriage is for a Kindred warrior to challenge the hated bond. But Nadiah has no warrior to challenge for her, she just has Rast.

Adam Rast doesn’t know why he feels so protective and possessive of Nadiah, only that he’s willing to kill or die to protect her. When the chance to set her free arises, he takes it without hesitation, even though his lack of Kindred blood could mean his defeat or even his death. But Rast has a secret, one even he doesn’t know he possesses. When he undertakes Nadiah’s quest, the truth comes out in a strange and provocative way.

Can Nadiah and Rast live through their ordeal? Will the truth about Rast set them free – or kill them?

 

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A New Voice of the Kindred…

I have a brand new narrator for the rest of the KINDRED series–William Martin who narrated my books Purity and Planet X as well as the male parts of my Alien Mate Index audio books.

Mr. Martin likes to keep himself, anonymous and mysterious–the only thing I can tell you about him is that he comes from Canada where it’s cold but his voice is hot as my listeners can attest. Mr. Martin agreed to break his silence and answer a few questions from listeners about his narration process, so I ran a KINDRED Audiobook Contest and had my readers send in their questions. I chose the best 5 questions and passed them on for Mr. Martin to answer!

So without further ado, here are the questions and answers:

Q: How do you prepare for narrating a book? Do you read the entire book prior to narrating to plan out character voices or do you prefer to read the book for the very first time as you narrate and figure out the voices as you go along?

WM:  I prefer to read it for the first time as I narrate, although when I first started I would pre-read.  I like meeting the characters for the first time and discovering the twists and turns of the story unfold as the listener does – I find there’s something more authentic feeling about that… and I approach the characters’ voices on Evangeline’s description clues and then on instinct as each comes up and mostly just try to stay true to each moment of dialogue as it happens.  The characters usually just come after that.

Q: How are you able to immerse yourself into the characters in order to reflect the emotions of the scene?

WM: I have a background in acting, music as well as a few years of working in post-sound for film – those help me I think.  There are musical ‘notes’ for each character I find, and a rhythm in each character’s voice as a starting point when I narrate.  The emotion is all there in the dialogue and Evangeline’s great, imaginative writing – my job is just to be as authentic as possible to each character dealing with each moment.  The film sound background comes into play a little bit with mic technique and learning what sounds I can make from a whisper to a bellow and how and when to apply it to a character or character’s emotional moment.

Q: How accurate does Evangeline write the male characters thoughts and feelings? Compared to yourself and men you know.

WM: I think Evangeline writes these beautifully nuanced characters both male and female, but I think she’s going for a different archetype from myself personally – or men I know – for best effect to build tension and intrigue for the story and she does it beautifully time and again.  I think my process (and male friends) in these situations would be a little different – for instance emotional honesty is paramount to me in my personal/romantic life and I tend not to let feelings fester unsaid.  But many of the male characters come from a place of shame or damage around vulnerabilities like that and so act accordingly – to great effect for the story!  Truthfully, it’s hard to compare.

Q: How does it feel knowing that for audible listeners it will not only be the words in the story that will give us the pleasure we seek but most importantly the sound of your voice?

WM: I’m honestly flattered, thrilled and honoured by this question.   I hope I never take for granted the intimacy built between a listener’s ear and a narrator’s voice, and that in this case it happens to be my voice is a big thrill for me.

Q: Readers love Brides of the Kindred books not only because they are fantastic paranormal reads but also because they’re steamy. Was there any part(s) in the story that had an affect on you and if so, what part?

WM: Too many to mention really, but in chapter nine of Revealed that was just released, there’s a lovely scene where Rast had to give a naked Nadiah his oversized shirt to wear while her tharp recovered.  I must admit, I have a bit of a weakness for that look…. and the Blood Challenge in chapter 18 where Nadiah and Rast share blood was pretty great too…

Bonus Question: Do you get hot and bothered when you read the love scenes? If so, do you use your own interest in the scene to bring heat to your performance as you read it?

WM: Absolutely!  For all love scenes I try to have my mind in that mode going in, because I really think the listener can hear and sense a difference.  And I want the listener to stay in the moment.

Hugs and Happy Listening,

Evangeline 

 

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