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Guest Blogger: Cerise DeLand
Wednesday, March 10th, 2010

The winner of yesterday’s prize is at the bottom of this post!

A note frome Cerise:

Listened to a good audio book lately?

I’ve just begun and I must say, they are wonderful.

Sure, I like music on my iPod. But the treadmill at the gym can become boring listening only to music. And the new audio books—especially the shorter novels—are just the right size! One hour of delicious delights.

I am hooked.

I have found however, that I need to have good earphones that don’t let too much of the oohs and ahhhs leak out. My neighbors on the next machine look at me inquisitively—and then with a big grin.

I grin back.

Listened to any good books lately?

Tell me about them! Do you like the idea of romances on audio? Will you listen to them in the car? As you walk?

Then I will tell you that one of mine from Ellora’s Cave debuts April 15! Watch for HER THREE-WAY MERGER in audio April 10! Visit me too at Cerise DeLand.

The winner (by random number generator) is…Juliet! Juliet, email me!

9 comments to “Guest Blogger: Cerise DeLand”

  1. Fedora
    · March 10th, 2010 at 10:32 am · Link

    Wow, thanks, Cerise! And congrats, Juliet!!

  2. Delilah Devlin
    · March 10th, 2010 at 11:11 am · Link

    You don’t know it, but Cerise and I are friends from way back before I published. She’s a true friend and a very talented lady.

  3. Lisa J
    · March 10th, 2010 at 5:49 pm · Link

    I’m not a “books on tape” person. I do have a one-way commute of 40 – 50 minutes each day, but that’s my wind up and wind down time – I use music for that.

    It drives my boss crazy because he only “reads” books on tape and he thinks I am wasting my time by not listening on the way to and from work. I asked him if he would rather have me calm or crazy when I’m at the office and since he is the crazy one of our team, he wisely chose for me to be calm and just grumbles under his breath when I refuse his offer of a great book on tape.

  4. MJ
    · March 10th, 2010 at 7:02 pm · Link

    I LOVE books on tape. Like Lisa, I have a good commute, and the books keep me sane. I loved Agnes and the Hitman, and the Charlaine Harris books especially. I like to “reread” on audio, too. Some books I’ll never get back to, otherwise! Congratulations on the new release!

  5. Cerise DeLand
    · March 10th, 2010 at 7:22 pm · Link

    I a m fascinated by which books sound good on tape.
    The longer books don’t seem to work for me as well. Attention span? Too much information? Plot too complicated?
    Who knows. But they jsut don’t hang together as well.

  6. MJ
    · March 10th, 2010 at 7:53 pm · Link

    I admit, I stopped listening to Delicious by Sherry Thomas because I couldn’t keep it straight. But books with less complications are fine.

  7. Ari
    · March 10th, 2010 at 8:44 pm · Link

    I love the thought of listening while exercising. That will keep me working longer!

  8. Paris Brandon
    · March 11th, 2010 at 6:53 am · Link

    Congrats on the new audio book! I listen to music on the treadmill and this sounds like a great way to keep me exercising!

  9. Cerise DeLand
    · March 11th, 2010 at 10:43 am · Link

    Audio too has helped me consider what good dialogue really does accomplish.
    To read is one thing, but to speak it requires a slightly different ear. And the breathing is quite different as well.
    My conclusion, at least on historicals in audio, would be that the more focused the sentence, the more speakable it is, the more powerful it is.
    Yet, true, we write initially for print. And to a certain extent, fantasy! Real life dialogue gives you more of…say THE SOPRANOS (in terms of power) than…GWTW, or (my all time unfavorite) MY DINNER WITH ANDRE.

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