I am a bit behind in announcing the release of Riddle of the Diamond Dove. We are currently in the middle of an interstate move and raising a five-month old boy! And oh yeah, there’s a pandemic on, so we’re doing everything ourselves. No help from relatives or friends. No movers. No babysitters. No going away parties either, sadly. So my posts and newsletters have really been sidelined.
Riddle of the Diamond Dove was a lot of fun to read. It’s an entertaining mystery treasure hunt with some very interesting bits of historical info that most people aren’t aware of; things I certainly wasn’t, anyway. Also, I didn’t read the other books in the series before I read it, and it was perfectly enjoyable as a standalone. So don’t worry about getting the other three first. But I wouldn’t dissuade you from that either. I am sure the other stories are equally entertaining.
I also really enjoyed working with the author on this one. I always appreciate it when an author communicates their vision and ideas for character voices. It is so important for me to record a narration that makes the story shine and the author happy. I never understand when an author doesn’t seem to care what their book sounds like read. As I’m a writer myself, who cares very much about the final results of every format of my books, it’s really strange to me when another writer doesn’t.
N. S. Wikarski definitely cares. She was always available to discuss the book and offered wonderful insight. She takes her writing and research very seriously. And it shows in the story as well. She has crafted a very entertaining mystery with lots of fun characters, action and intrigue. I highly recommend picking up Riddle of the Diamond Dove.
And remember you can get a free code for it by signing up to my mailing list. Right now, I’m giving away more than just a one per new release. So chances are really good you’ll get one. Just forgive me if I don’t get it out to you super fast. Remember I’m in moving hell. But you’ll get it!
Now… if I’m a bit behind in announcing that book, I am woefully tardy in announcing the previous one! But at least it has been on my Audiobooks page since its release.
The Art of Stress-Free Living by Brian P. Ramos, PH.D.
Written by a neuroscientist and yoga master, The Art of Stress-Free Living is a treasure trove of information on how to de-stress your life. And boy do we all need some stress reduction right now.
I learned a lot from narrating this book, and I have implemented some of the practices in my own life. That’s one of the great benefits of being a narrator. I get paid to learn stuff. How cool is that? But I know that even though I am the narrator, I could use another read or two to really get all the good practices from this book. There’s a lot to take in.
And I won’t pretend it wasn’t a challenge to narrate. Not only are there a lot of medical terms, but there are also a lot of Hindi words for the Ayurvedic and yoga practices. And if you know me, you know how important it is to me that I pronounce those words correctly. So there was quite a bit of extra research on my part for this narration.
But don’t let the big words dissuade you from this book. After all, you don’t have to pronounce them; I do that part for you. And Dr. Ramos does a great job of explaining what they all mean and how they can benefit you.
In these crazy, stress-riddled, divisive, Covid19 times, stress-reduction should be foremost on all our to do lists. Grab a copy of The Art of Stress-Free Living and get your stress knocked down a peg.
Don’t forget you can get a free code for this book or Riddle of the Diamond Dove by signing up to my mailing list. Right now, I’m giving away more than just a one per new release. So chances are really good you’ll get one.