12 Days of Giveaways – Day 4 - JA Huss

12 Days of Giveaways – Day 4

GIVEAWAY IS NOW CLOSED!

The winners of the BULLY KING Prize are:

3-month subscription to audiobooks.com #1 – Sharon Marzola

3-month subscription to audiobooks.com #2 – Crystal Zapata

BULLY KING PRIZE – Abby Evans

YOU HAVE BEEN EMAILED!


TODAY’S GIVEAWAY IS ALL ABOUT THE BULLY KING!

This was my first Bully Romance and I loved writing it. And don’t even get me started on how much I love the absolutely PERFECT narration by Jacob Morgan and Emma Wilder. I have a sample for you below. This is a twisted story of one young man’s journey of redemption and one young woman’s journey of belonging. And if you haven’t read this book, and you THINK you have an idea of what it’s about, YOU DON’T.

It’s twisted. And yes, you WILL hate Cooper Valcourt. And then you will love him. 🙂

 

High Court College isn’t for everyone. And the secret society that meets deep in the woods is even more exclusive. Only a select few will get in during the summer rush–and Cadee Hunter wants to be one of them. Too bad it’s Cooper Valcourt’s mission to make sure she fails.

Bully boys.
Arrogant tyrants.
Blue-blood bastards.
Call them whatever you want.
Around here, we just call them Kings.
Fancy boats.
Lakeside mansions.
Luxe watches and bespoke suits.
The Kings of High Court College act like Gods.
And Cooper Valcourt is the worst of them.
He is the bully king.
His family owns everything.
And his mission is to put me in my place and send me packing.
But Cooper and I have a history filled with secrets.
And everyone knows that power doesn’t come from having money.
It comes from holding secrets.
And I’m holding one of his.
A very dark secret that can bring him to his knees.
*****
Bully King is new-adult, dark, bully romance from New York Times bestselling author JA Huss featuring boys with power and girls at their mercy. It’s a campus shrouded in lies and a summer rush into an elite society that can propel a poor girl straight into the ruling class.
If… she’s willing to pay the price.

READ IT FREE IN KINDLE UNLIMITED OR BUY IT ON AMAZON


So there has been MAJOR FUCKERY afoot over at Audible and ACX. If you’re not aware of what ACX is, it’s the place where Indie Authors upload their audiobooks to distribute on Audible and Amazon. The way they are cheating Indie Authors over there is rather disgusting. I’m not going to get in to it here, because the 12 Days of Giveaways is all about being happy, and no joy comes from fuckery.

But if you want to know what’s going on in the world of Indie authors and Audible, you can read these two blog posts by author, Susan May.

 

Post One – Fuckery Afoot

 

Post Two – It’s Worse than we Thought

 

The bottom line  is – AUDIBLE IS BEING DISHONEST WITH INDIE AUTHORS.

And I would like to offer up an alternative to Audible called AUDIOBOOKS.COM. It’s just like Audible in a lot of ways. But unlike Audible, they are not out to fuck over Indie Authors. And to get you interested in this new audiobook store I’m going to ADD TWO 3-MONTH SUBSCRIPTIONS (worth $45 each) to the DAY 4 GIVEAWAY!


HERE IS THE BULLY KING PRIZE

THREE WINNERS

1. Signed paperback of Bully king

2. Bully King sticker/magnet set

3. Bully King candle (Cashmere Plum Scent)

4. Ruling Class candle (Oakmoss & Amber Scent)

5. Frosted Coconut Snowball soap

from Bath & Body Works

PLUS TWO 3-MONTH SUBSCRIPTIONS TO AUDIOBOOKS.COM

 

Not sure of Bully King is your kind of Book?

How about a free one-chapter sample?

Click the pic below and check out Jacob Morgan’s amazing narration of Cooper Valcourt.

 

 

GET THE BULLY KING AUDIOBOOK FREE

WITH YOUR 1-MONTH FREE TRIAL AT AUDIOBOOKS.COM

 

THREE PRIZES and THREE WINNERS for today! The Bully King Prize, plus two 3-month subscriptions to audiobooks.com.

By the way – you can get your own 1-month FREE Subscription over at Audiobooks.com right now. No need to win anything! You get a FREE credit if you sign up AND you can download the Bully King. (That’s not an affiliate link. I don’t use affiliate links. Ever. When I recommend something to you, it’s because I like something and it’s never about making money.)


AND HERE’S HOW TO ENTER TO WIN TODAY’S PRIZES:

 

(1)  COMMENT HERE ON THE BLOG (BELOW) JUST AND TELL ME IF YOU’RE AN AUDIOBOOK LOVER! And if you are, tell me what is the best audio you’ve listened to this year.

 

WINNERS FOR ALL GIVEAWAYS will be chosen on December 14 and announced on FB, IG, my fan group, my blog, and my newsletter. All gifts will be mailed on December 15th with priority mail, so hopefully you get them before the big day. ALL MY GIVEAWAYS ARE ALWAYS OPEN INTERNATIONAL.

 

MY FAVORITE AUDIOBOOK THIS YEAR…

OK, so if you know me, you know I don’t really read romance. I write so much romance that when I read I want something different. And I’m a young adult fan! haha. I know that’s kinda stupid since I write some pretty erotic books, but I just really love the young adult sci-fi and fantasy stories. So that’s what I gravitate to. 

And I wasn’t sure I would have a favorite audiobook this year. I’ve listened to some pretty good ones but they weren’t BEST OF THE YEAR kind of books.

And then… THEN…

THEN… The Invisible Life of Addie Larue by VE Schwab came along. And I didn’t really think I would like this book because I’m not that interested in historicals. BUT this book is told on two timelines – one in historical France and one in contemporary New York. And I LOVED the historical part so much. I have listened to this audiobook 3 times and it just came out like a month ago. And it’s fucking long too. 

This is a romance between the darkness and a girl who craves freedom.

And it is SPECTACULAR. 

So THE INVISIBLE LIFE OF ADDIE LARUE by VE Schwab  is my best audiobook of 2020. The narration by Julia Whelan is fucking amazing. She is at the top of her game in this performance.


TOMORROW’S GIVEAWAY IS AN IN TO HER PRIZE PACK!


THANKS FOR STOPPING BY TODAY!

SEE YOU TOMORROW!


351 Replies to “12 Days of Giveaways – Day 4”

    1. I haven’t listen to an Audio book before. I know it’s weird but as I read a book I hear the characters and I’m afraid that listening to one wouldn’t be the same.

    2. My favorite audiobook this year was The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo by Taylor Jenkins Reid. It is not a traditional romance. I would call it more Women’s Fiction than romance. It is nothing like you would think it would be as the title suggests. Evelyn is no Elizabeth Taylor type star on the continuous hunt for a husband. This story is so beautiful, tragic, bittersweet and profound. It takes you on an incredible journey and surprises you on every stop of the way. It is about so many things and stays with you long after you stop listening. The narration performed by three different people was incredible. Expect the unexpected and long book hangover.

    3. I am a huge audiobook owner. I work in a cubicle 5 days a week and am fortunate enough to listen to them while I work. My favorite audio book for the year would be A Guy Walks Into My Bar by Lauren Blakely. If I had to pick a favorite JA Huss, it a tie between Mr. Perfect and Sexy.

    4. I’m fairly new to audiobooks. I had Ford:Taut/Slack gifted to me in audio and I loved it!! Can’t wait to add to my library.

  1. I am a fan of audio books and have several of them available to listen too, but I haven’t really listened to many this year…the one that stands out is Just the Tip by Helena Hunting and LJ Shen…

      1. I absolutely love audiobooks!!! It’s hard to pick my favorite, so I’ll just say my favorite narrators have been Andi Arnt, Ava Erickson, and Sebastian York…I just finished an audiobook by Willow Winters, A Single Glance that was really good.

    1. I haven’t listen to an Audio book before. I know it’s weird but as I read a book I hear the characters and I’m afraid that listening to one wouldn’t be the same.

    2. I am an avid audiobook listener. This year I have done a bunch of re-listens but the best new book was actually a series. The Rising series by Kristen Ashley. I loves them!

  2. Yes, I am!!!!! This year, it has to be HIM, it was a total surprise to me that I loved it so much. Thank you for the chance 🙂

  3. Omg! I don’t know if I *can* choose just one! Creeping Beautiful was AMAZING, but I think all the others have been too! You use the best narrators and they always bring your stories to life. I re-listen to your books over and over again. I’m just finishing up a series then starting right from the beginning with the new Rook & Ronin. Can’t wait 😊

  4. I’m just now starting to get into audio books. The best I’ve heard so far is the The Rebel of Raleigh High by Callie Hart

  5. I love audiobooks! My favorite is Meet Me In The Dark. I’ve listened to it probably 3 times. Then I ended up going back to the beginning and started listening to Tragic.

  6. I have not listened to any audio books this year honestly. When I do, I listen to motivational speakers like Eric Thomas 🙂

  7. I don’t really like audiobooks. I like to imagine the characters voices and accents in my head. I’m sure when my eyes fail I’ll be glad they exist though 😂

  8. Love audiobooks and it’s difficult to pick just one. Some of my favorites: The Perfect Illusion by Winter Renshaw and the Merciless series by Willow Winters.

  9. Audio books saved me this year when my vision post surgery made it impossible to read … I downloaded the entire Misters series and I have been hooked on Julie Huss ever since I’m slowly making my way through every series you have uploaded … you made my 2020 .. thank you

  10. Audiobooks are my jam! They get me through my workday. Favorite audio? It’s hard to say because I repeat a lot of my favorites.

  11. LOVE audiobooks, they saves my sanity when I used to have to commute. One of my all time faves is the Original Sin trilogy & you know good ole’ Tad is one of my fave narrators too!

  12. I do love audiobooks but haven’t been able to listen to any this year. I used to listen to then while driving to and from work, but have been working from home almost all year.

  13. I have fallen in love with audio. I started listening to only books i had already read but now am listening to books i havent read. My favorite so far this year is the whole Junco series. That irish accent gets me every time.

  14. Yes, I’m an audio book lover but haven’t listened to anything yet this year. Too busy at work to listen and pay attention and ARCS to read.

  15. I love audio books when I’m traveling over the road with my trucker husband and the best one this year was Faking it by K Bromberg.
    Thanks for a chance

  16. Hi Julie. I read audiobooks daily. My favorite this year (across all genres) would have to be The Silent Patient. Thank you for the giveaways!

  17. I’m getting back into audiobooks. I don’t remember much from before but since I started again, having a difficult time narrowing it down. “Girl, Wash Your Face” by Rachel Hollis or “Atomic Habits” by James Clear are at the top of my list.

  18. I have to be honest here. I can’t answer that question. I’ve never listened to an audio book! Yeah I know. I don’t really have a reason why I just never have.

  19. I love audiobooks they help me relax and use them when I am cleaning or driving. There are two many to list currently listening to Suzanne Wrights Dark in You Series.

  20. I don’t listen to many audiobooks, but my husband and I both love the Stephanie Plum series by Janet Evanovich. Stephanie is danger prone, and family oriented, and pulled between two guys. It’s funny and has a pretty good storyline. They’re light and fun.

  21. I love audibooks! And thank you for your recommendation, I am looking into The Invisible Life of Addie Larue. Although I love romance books and listening to them, sometimes I have to clean the palette with other books. I found a delightfully witty and funny series: Flavia de Luce series written by Alan Bradley. My favorite audiobook of that series is: The Sweetness At the Bottom of The Pie. Thanks for the giveaway and have a Merry Christmas.

  22. I love audiobooks, but they are so expensive I end up borrowing from my library through overdrive and listen to older books. I am sick of audible, it’s pure price gouging. I did win the do over series from Julia Kent this year and that is the last thing I listened to. Laughed until I cried.

    1. Michele, Julia”s Shopping series is one not to miss out on. It is a great listen. All but one is available in audio. The newest might not be out in audio either. I have listened to all but the these two.

  23. I have never listened to an audiobook before. I’m always afraid the voice in my head won’t match with the voice reading and it will ruin it for me lol.

  24. I have almost all you books on Audio. I would have said Spencer was my fav but I just can’t stop listening to Bully Kings and Ruling class. They are just so goooood. I find something new every time I listen ❤️❤️❤️❤️

  25. Not an audio fan 🙁 I like to do the reading myself. Every now and then when I am busy I hage used the text to speach function with my kindle, but that’s about it.

  26. I wish I loved Audio books but maybe I haven’t found the right narrator yet. I seem to love the voices in my head more.
    Thanks!!

    1. Lee, you need to look into your local library or libraries in your state (area) that are free to all state residents. I was using one library and it was fine for me but then one of the littles needed books for after school reading and took up my holds so I looked into other libraries in my state and I found a few. Although, most give a temporary card and want you to show up with ID and proof (do they not realize just how large Texas is? Lol). There are different services based on the library. There is TumbleBooks, Libby, RBDigital, Axis 360, CloudLibrary, Hoopla (use Kids Modenfor no limit for them), Biblio something (?), and others. TumbleBooks is for the kids. Mine is using Libby right now but it is easy to change the library on it and I can get the book/audio for him and he is all set. Message back if I can be of assistance.

  27. I think I tried audiobook once, but I’m more of an ebook and paperback girl. Although, I would really like to explore audiobooks more.

  28. Yes, I’m an audiobook lover! I typically just listen while driving, but I’ve been known to sit in my driveway to finish up a good chapter. 🙂
    My favorite listen this year has been Vi Keeland’s Inappropriate.

  29. Yes I’m vision impaired so I live off audiobooks! Lol I have 3 devices on the go so when ones dies I switch to next 🤣 The best audiobook this year is one I just recently finished Archangel’s Sun by Nalini Singh it was narrated by Justine Eyre who is fantastic at creating and distinguishing character voices as well as accents 💙

  30. Oh my…..I love audio books! A favorite? Well, honestly, it’s all in the voice. Do they fit the character? I’ve usually read the book first and then gotten the audio, so sometimes it can be a bomb!

  31. I only recently fell in love with audiobooks, but I’d have to say my favorite this year has been listening to the entire Junco series for the first time 😁

  32. I’ve been getting more and more into audiobooks so that I can get work or chores done at the same time. I’ll also listen while I do my 3 mile walk! My favorite one that I listened to this year would be Ghostface Killer by M.Never, narrated by Jacob Morgan and Muffy Newtown! This one was a psychological mindfuck!!! You know all about those!
    My go-to audiobooks that I bought are In To Her and The Company by my #1 author, JA Fucking Huss!!! ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

  33. Hey Julie! I am an avid reader. My kindle app is always open on my phone. That being said, I have NEVER listened to an audio book.😬😱 I know. Shocking is an understatement since I have been reading digitally since 2014. Would I? Possibly, but am easily distracted by all life’s things, people and animals alike. I am not even in the car long enough for this. I would be willing to give it a try, just haven’t bothered to navigate the setup and learning how to work it and see if I can toggle back and forth between audible and not. However, you keep writing, and I will keep reading.😉

  34. I like audiobooks. I started with Meet Me in the Dark which I honestly believe the audio makes that story so much stronger and suspenseful. It’s my all time favorite audio and love the narrators. For this year my favorite audio is probably Blindsided by Amy Daws. I love the narrators.

  35. Almost all of my books in the last 3-5 years have been audio. There have been some that are ebooks but I have found I love listening.

    My favorite book this year would have to be Fish in a Tree by Lynda Mullaly Hunt. This is a kids book and it was the first audiobook my little grand listened to. He even listened one night for almost 2 hours because the book was due back to the library. I help him with his after school work and he either Zooms with me or FaceTimes with me. So I listened to all of the 6 hours plus with him. I highly recommend this book for kids as the author did a great job adding in many lessons for kids into the book. She added history, info on historically important people, bullying, thinking about others and how they process things around them and of course she discussed the main premise of the book.

  36. I love audiobooks, my favorite this year is probably A Guy walks into a bar by Lauren Blakely narrated by Joe Arden and Shane East

  37. I have not tried audiobooks. Mostly because I can’t stand wearing ear buds. But there are a few characters I would love to here a males voice based on how well the author described them. Panty melting voices could change a lot of things.

  38. I have only listened to one audiobook before! Love it. I listened after I read the book and it brought tbe book more to life than my could.

  39. So I love listening to audio books when we take trips but you know…covid… So I haven’t listened to one in well over a year. We got on a Stephen King kick and I love his books but I think my most favorite ones were the Odd Thomas series by Sean Koontz. But right now our audio books have to be pg cuz you know kids… lol

  40. I’m an Audio Newb but definitely a fan. I started listening more when I had a commute to/from work. I wanted to make that time in the car feel like it was productive. I think my favorites this year were the Essays from Samantha Irby. Funny, real, no where near safe for public play 😉 Good stuff!

  41. Believe it or not, but I’ve never listened to a full audio book. Only a chapter or two of your rook and ronin series .. I think it was a sample.🤷‍♀️

  42. Not a fan of audiobooks, I would really rather read the actual story & imagine what they sound like. What I have listened to never sounded like I thought they would.

    1. I thought that too accept for Kristen Sieh in Junco. She did sound what I imagined her to sound like! And her voice of Teir was amazing! Made me fall in love with him all over again!!

  43. Most 99% of the time I listen to Audiobooks. I was hooked 15 years ago when I had a very long commute. There was mo turning back after that. The longer the book and series, the better. Rook and Ronin Omnibus was right up there along with Dirty Like Us by Jaine Diamond. I listen about 10 hours a day so lots of books this year!

  44. I have a few audiobooks, but I prefer to read the books myself. I find when I’m listening to them, I’m not really paying attention – no idea why, lol.

  45. I’m an audiobook virgin. I could be persuaded to try, I suppose, but there’s just something about reading the written word…

  46. I do about a 80/20 split on kindle and audio books.. The two audio books that stand out in my mind are meet my in the dark.. by you.. that book whether read or listened to just guys me! Even when I know what’s gonna happen, gah! And the 2nd is a series by Anne Frasier called The Elise Sandburg Series.. it’s not Romance but mystery and suspense.. I never regret spending $ on either you or her.. Thanks for that🥰

  47. I’ve only listened to a couple of books and a few chapters of R&R, but out of the other two, my very, very favorite was Junco. From beginning to end it was the absolute best! I am an avid reader and enjoy silence when I do. Reading puts me in a peaceful place and gives me an escape from reality for just a little while. It’s also good for your vocabulary! 😁 3 winners this time??!!! Yay!!

  48. I am not a fan of audiobooks. I have so much activity around me that I could never just listen to a book. I shelter elderly cats. I have 8 of them and a feral kitten someone threw in my yard, so they keep me busy.

  49. I’ve not listened to audiobooks before. Just an occasional sample. I don’t agree with the return practice right now.

  50. I’ve recently started listening to audiobooks. I lived on a ranch where I could walk off my anxiety without worrying about getting hit by a car or tripping and falling so when we recently downgraded to an apt after my son left to college, my husband told me he didn’t want me walking around with a tablet in my face (he knows I forget everything exists outside of my books when I’m reading lol). So now I put in my earphones and forget everything exists but my audiobooks. I didn’t think I would enjoy it but I do. My favorite so far has been Kulti by Mariana Zapata since I only started listening a couple of weeks ago and they’re so expensive.

  51. I’m and audiobook whore 😁 I have all of yours and loved them, but then I had the chance to listen to my first MM by Lauren Blakely, A Guy Walks into My Bar performed by Joe Arden & Shane East and it was sensational, then came One Time Only by Lauren Blakely performed by Jacob Morgan & Teddy Hamilton and it was phenomenal. I’m just lucky that my favorite authors not only do they bring original and amazingly unique stories to their fans, but they care so much about the quality of the audiobooks that they get the very best, people that brings their stories to life and evoked all the feels. That’s just awesome, and I thank you it 💗 💗

  52. I’m not a fan of audiobook per se, I moe like reading the words, but I did buy a player from willow with some stories included, and I will listen to those on a road trip from Arkansas to Texas in a few weeks

  53. I actually just got my first audiobook that was sent to me from an author who got to beta test Bookfunnel’s new audiobook app. I love being able to now listen to books while I’m crocheting!

  54. I have only listened to a couple audiobooks, and they were via my local library’s app on long drives by myself through boring areas. Generally I go for mysteries or thrillers then since I’m doing everything in my power to stay awake and focused through the cornfields. I had a coworker who would listen to them at work, but I just can split my attention enough and have to stick to music.

  55. I love audiobooks – and i blame you for my addiction! I still read the books first when they come out but then I listen to the audio for all my re-reads. I will say your Junco audio was one of the best I’ve heard all year.

  56. I am an audio book addict!!! I’ve listened to so many it’s hard to pick a favorite but Pretty Nightmares and Creeping Beautiful are definitely on the top of my list, I love how they brought all the little extra things about the Company to light!

  57. I used to only listen to audiobooks I got from the library but have subscribed to Audible for a couple years now on and off. But I feel like I need to switch after what’s going on. I’ll definitely check out the other site. Not sure what my favorite audiobook this year was. I’ve listened to a few that made me laugh really hard though.

  58. I have been afraid to try audio. I don’t want it to alter my perception of the characters. Even this sounds silly seeing it. Lol. I will have to try it. Never say never.

  59. I have listened to a few audio books. Loved every single one…But fav would be Dominic “Slater Brother” series by LA Casey because it was my first audio book and sometimes I also listen Read me Romance Podcast

  60. I am not an audiobook listener (if I were to win, I’d be gifting that subscription to my sister, who is.) Honestly, I can’t retain the info as well, unless I were in a quiet, empty room with no distractions, but that’s never the case when I’m reading. lol

  61. I am not an audio book lover even though I know that they are all the rage now. As a visual person, and also being hard of hearing, I just find that my brain does not stay attentive to things I am listening to, When I have tried a couple of books I found my brain wandering to all sorts of things and that I missed huge amounts of the story. So audio books are not really my thing.

  62. I have only listened to the samples that you have been Including in your blogs, but I think they are great and would definitely want to listen to audiobooks. I just can’t figure out how to do it or what’s needed to be able to listen to them. Also my daughter doesn’t read books very often because she has dyslexia and I’ve been thinking she would enjoy audiobooks while cooking, cleaning, sunbathing, exercising or whatever. 🤪 I’ve always felt bad that she’s missed out on how much reading a book can change your life. So I’m definitely going to try harder to find out what’s needed to use an audiobook. And when I do I will use the company you mentioned!

  63. I only started listening to audio books this year so haven’t listened to many. My favorite so far is Bad Boy Brody by Tijan.

  64. I only started listening to audiobooks last year. I guess I’m a late convert. But my dad was extremely ill and I wanted to try something other than classical music to engage his attention. (My very first attempt didn’t work out, not bc I didn’t enjoy it but bc my sisters told me my dad wouldn’t be interested in listening to Pride and Prejudice, what was my problem?!) In any case, I became more discerning, and learned that while I can not read and listen to an audio (bc I, and I’m sure everyone else) reads much faster, it’s nice to listen to one while doing mindless chores in the background. Perhaps not a totally new book, but certainly books I’ve already read.

    My favorite (which is quite difficult to say, since I do have a habit of listening to books I’ve read and therefore know I love) would be the third part of the Captive Prince trilogy or Kings Rising. I must have reread that trilogy about ten times in a row when I first purchased it, and I loved listening to it just as much. I’d say only that the Will Trent series by Karin Slaughter come close bc instead of my giving Will, et al a voice, the narrator is doing so, and I absolutely adore him! I also don’t have a southern accent so when I’m listening to the narration, it sounds so much closer to what the author would have liked than when I read the series myself. And, of course, all the Georgette Heyer books were wondrous!!

    But I picked a fav, and I’ll stick by it.

    (I DO love your books, but for no reason whatsoever, I haven’t yet added them to my pile. However, since I presently own an even 30 books, I don’t think that I am leaving you to starve at night. [Thats sarcasm. I’m kidding.] Not about owning all those books, tho.) Admittedly some are repeats ( I.e., I own all the Rook and Ronin Bks, as well as the Omnibus, and a Bundle, etc. I don’t always pay enough attention while grabbing things to read. If I see your name, I tend to buy first, then realize I already own it after the fact.) But I don’t have a problem with that. I love the way they’re written! Thank you for the entertainment you’ve given me over the years!!

  65. I’m new to audio books. I’ve started listening to one a week on cleaning days. My favorite this year has been Happily Letter After.

  66. I’ve never been able to get into audiobooks. I get distracted. I can’t seem to concentrate on the story unless I’m actually reading the words. But as another person here said, I’d probably be very glad to use audio if I became visually impaired and could no longer read for myself. Thank you for giving us this chance!

  67. Just this year I have finally been able to retain an audiobook. It took several times. I still prefer to read my romance though. One of my favorites to listen to is the King series by T.M.Frazier. Putting a voice to Preppy makes me giggle. And then I listen to a Mary Kay Andrew’s book and it calms me.

  68. I ❤️ Audiobooks! This year I’ve split a lot of my listening time 🎧 between audiobooks and podcasts, but “Chaos” by Tom Or’Neill was a great one!

  69. I wanted to be an audiobook lover because I would get SO much more done during the day, but I just can’t get into them! For some reason, however my brain works, I have a hard time following along. I need to see the words written down to process them myself!

  70. I listen to audiobooks pretty much every day along with reading my kindle or physical copy. The Best audio Book for me Acheron by Sherrilyn Kenyon runner-up Awakened by JR Ward!

  71. I love audiobooks. I go through credits like crazy. Listen to them while I walk (and I walk A LOT) and while cleaning. I think what Audible is doing is bullshit. My favorite audio this year was Smitten by Lauren Rowe. I really needed that feel good book this year. I also loved Creeping Beautiful and Pretty Nightmare. Thanks for the awesome giveaways.

  72. I love to listen while doing other things. Makes work go easier and quicker. Pick one? I guess I havent found a favorite yet.

  73. I’ve never used audiobooks. I love reading because I feel like I can transport myself into the story that I’m reading and be part of what’s happening too!

  74. I am not a fan of audio books as I find my mind seems to drift off. More importantly, I enjoy reading the written prose as the author exposes the characters and plot of the story.

  75. I just really discovered the audiobook world this year. I really enjoyed Ford and Forget You, Ethan this book was so funny.

  76. I have never used audio books before. I think I might give it a try one day. Thanks so much for your generosity and the chance to receive some awesome swag.

  77. Yes I have a new found love for audiobooks. My favorite…that’s hard. I’ve listened to so many gems…I think if I get ALL THE FEELS then it’s golden. Two books come to mind Wasted Lust by yours truly and the Submission Series by CD Reiss and since I have not listened to her book in 2020 then you’re the winner..I’ve listened to WL twice this year…just live me some Nick & Sasha! But I’m gonna check out your book recommendation because I love me some young adult series!!!

  78. I’m an audio book lover. Best one I’ve heard this year was Written in the Scars by Adriana Locke
    Thanks for the chance!

  79. I love listening to audiobooks. I’m totally addicted. I have listened to 175 audiobooks since May. Way too many to even narrow down my favorites. But I’m happy to listen to anything that Teddy Hamilton or Jacob Morgan narrates.

  80. My favorite audiobook is a far cry from this genre. “Autobiography of a Yogi” narrated by Ben Kingsley is the most calming peaceful experience.

  81. I enjoyed audiobooks as a child when I was learning to read but haven’t tried them since. I enjoy the process of actually reading a book.

  82. I’m not a huge fan of audiobooks. I’ve listened to a few but prefer my own imagining of character voices when I read a story.

  83. I looe tonlosten to audiobooks while I am doing something else I make crochet dish clothes for my daughters boyfriend mom to sell in her soap shop and that’s when I listen to an audiobook

  84. When I’ve had a chance to listen to audiobooks, I enjoy them, but there are too many distractions in my house right now which impede my chance to fully enjoy listening to them. I had fun listening to the free chapters of Tragic!

  85. I can not listen to audio books. I have a 3yo little girl running around that insists to have one of the earbuds if I’m listening to something….lol

  86. I found audiobooks a fantastic help while recovering after major surgery. Meds made it difficult to focus to read so I demolished a load. Still read a lot but audiobooks definitely have a major role to play x
    Take care x

  87. I LOVE AUDIOBOOKS! I have over 200 titles on Audible alone (most of them were given freely though). Anywho, I loved Ruthless Empire and the Night Rebel series by Jeaniene Frost. Already pre-ordered the last one (coming Jan or Feb 2021).

  88. I don’t really read audiobooks unfortunately because I have a hard time focusing on what I’m listening to. I tend to multitask a lot when I wear my earphones and most of the time, I wont recall what I’ve read.

  89. Hi Julie, yes I listen to audio books.. I’m listening to series that I have on ebooks like The Crossfire Series,Fallen crest series and Carian Coles books.. but now with audible changing,who knows

  90. My only experience with audio books is listening to books on cassette tape. Yup, I’m that old! The most memorable time was when I was driving and laughing so hard at the trite romance book (no, Ms Huss doesn’t write that kind) that I missed my turn and drove two hours out of the way. It was worth the laughs, though! One day I’ll try the “new fangled” audio books.

  91. Love audiobooks! I don’t have a favorite for 2020 because there have been so many great books with fantastic narrators this year!

  92. I haven’t used audiobooks. I tried one but couldn’t focus in on the story. I am going to try again in a different place.

  93. I’ve been listening to audio books for a while now. Love to listen to/from work. But since I’ve been working from home I haven’t listened that much this year. But I did enjoy AL Jackson’s falling stars series this last month.

  94. Proud Audiobook whore. If books were men, I’d either be the world’s biggest slut, or it’s best paid call girl.
    I’m one of the fortunate few who can listen to audiobooks all day while I work. Because of this, my current Goodreads count for the year has me hovering at the 300 books mark. There may be a slight addiction….
    It’s too stinking hard to pick one favorite out of that, especially since I read a variety of genre (although a well written romance is my go-to). But I will say The Evermen Saga by James Maxwell really left its mark.

  95. I love audiobooks, I use authors direct, kobo, chirp, audible and my library to access all the audiobook listens I need. I have listened to so many this year and can’t pinpoint an absolute favourite but so enjoyed Julia Kent’s Random series, Sherrilyn Kenyon’s Darkhunter, Blair Babylon’s runaway billionaires and a bunch of jack ryan universe Tom Clancy’s. Love your books but haven’t snagged any of your audiobooks just yet….. what to grab first lol

  96. I’m not much of an audio book listener. I tend to fall asleep quickly when listening. Not sure if it was the vocals or the story. I’d rather read the book, unless I can find an audio that won’t put me to sleep.

  97. I just started listening again to Audio and I binged Lexi Foss immortal curse series and am now binging on nalini singh guild hunter series – I own both in series in physical form but the auido books … I am hooked

  98. I’m addicted to audiobooks! I live for them! I might go through about 3 of them per week. This year’s favorite is a solid tie between the Beautiful Disaster series by Jamie McGuire and the Creeping Beautiful one by you ❤️ But I’m about to start Ruling Class and might change my favorite pick for this year because Bully King was sooooo good 😃

  99. Love audio books to help with long drives & housework. Try to get books with accents cause it’s more fun to listen to that than read it. “So A guy walks into my bar” by lauren blaklely was a fun book to listen to

  100. I’ve tried audiobooks, but I just don’t envoy novels in that format. The pacing always feels weird to me. 🤷‍♀️

  101. Love audiobooks but I have to be doing something that doesn’t require brainpower to listen to them, otherwise I get distracted. I am in love with the narrators from Penny Reid’s Winston Brothers series. They bring the stories to life!

  102. I love audible books and have listened to a lot of this year while knitting, to the point I can’t choose one favorite.

  103. I don’t listen to audiobooks- my daughter is always around when I’m home, and she’s known for stealing one of my earbuds and listening to whatever I’m listening to(usually music, but occasionally podcasts). She’d be clutching her pearls if she heard anything I read lol

  104. I love audio books! I would have to say I loved re-listening to the new version of rook and ronins book! I love the story and the new narrators did an amazing job!

  105. YES!!! I love audiobooks- my favorite narrator is Zachary Webber. He could read me the phone book and I’d be ready to…… well you get it. Favorite audiobook this year was Cake by J. Bengtsson!
    Peace!

  106. I listen on my hour and a half round trip commute. It’s so much better than the commercials and static on the radio! I really liked Chaos Station by Jenn Burke and Kelly Jensen. I just finished Blending In by RJ Blain. It was a lot of fun!

  107. I listen to about 5 audiobooks a week. I’m not sure what one is my favourite but I don’t like male british older men to read. I find it hard to follow.

  108. I was listening to Audible, but haven’t recently because of the cost for one, and two – the difficulty finding books that have dual narration and dual dialog in the genre I love (Romance!). Recently, through my library, I listened to Taylor Jenkins Reid’s Daisy Jones and the Six. I love when audiobooks have the narration of each character in that character’s voice. I would love to win this contest so I can give a good shake to the indie authors I love to “discover” being the year of covid (need I say more) finances are tight. Just keeping it real. I would have loved to have said it was a book of yours or one of the Billionaire Book Boyfriend authors I listened to, but in keeping with honesty, I went with the book I just listened to and honestly feel that thus far, it is the best audiobook I have heard this year.

  109. I haven’t found my way into audiobooks even though I would like to. I spend 12 minutes driving to and from work every day, not sure when I would be able to truly enjoy and listen to them.

  110. I love audible books. They save my sanity and keep me awake on my commute to and from work. I work 12 hour nights so staying awake for my hour plus commute home can be difficult. I donr really know that a have a favorite of 2020 book.

  111. I don’t listen to audiobooks as much as I used to when I had a fairly long commute but I love mysteries like the books by JA Jance.

  112. I said many times I’ll start listening to audiobooks but I never do. On one hand I like that I can do many things at once while “reading”, on the other I think I’ll just start daydreaming and wouldn’t be so focused 😊

  113. I have never listened to an audiobook, but my sister who is 45 went blind about 2 years ago so now I try to get codes for her. I also pay the monthly fee so she can use audible. Thank you for the opportunity!

  114. I love getting to know you! This is so much fun! I think it makes sense that you don’t read romance. I use Audible but I don’t read much romance. I just finished the Harry Potter series again and this year I read book 7 twice! It’s definitely one of my favorites. So my top audio read is Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows. Thanks!

  115. Omg I love audiobooks!!! I’m a nurse and once a week I travel to another clinic that’s just over an hour away and I LOVE listening to books on my drive!!!

  116. I love audio books but most of my reading time is in bed at night and I find if I do the audio, I fall asleep too much on them whereas with reading it, I stay awake and read more. I do love the convenience of audio though and hearing it read to me!!

  117. I do love audiobooks. I love how the narrator reads to me too. Its like how I’d read it in my head. Raw emotion 🖤
    This year I would go with Fluffy by Julia Kent
    It was so funny and refreshing. Brought back so many high school/1st crush memories.

  118. I’ve never listened to an audiobook, but I’m ready to try them. I’ve gotten back into crochet and knitting, and now my reading time has diminished. Audiobooks would solve that problem!

  119. I love love love audiobooks, they give me the chance to read when I just don’t have the time. I find I get caught up in them and don’t realise I’ve done all the housework etc because I’ve been enjoying my book so much.

    I’m also shocked at how badly audible is treating everyone I hope it can be fixed very soon

    Thank you for the chance 💜

  120. I’ve listened to a couple audio books so far. My favourite has been Secret Keeper by @Christopher Harlan. Thanks for the chance!

  121. I’ve not had a favorite audio book this year. I’ve read and listened to some really good books, followed along with some interesting series. But nothing that I was just blown away by. I actually spent a lot of time re-reading a bunch of books I already had in my library. Oh and hi Julie!

  122. My favorite audiobook, my go to has been Wicked Lies Boys Tell by K Webster but for 2020 I have been consumed with JA Huss books. I would have to say Creeping Beautiful because that’s is what started me on my reading journey.

  123. I love my audiobooks! I’ve listened to hundreds this year, I’m not sure I could pick one. Anything with Joe Arden or Jacob Morgan narrating are my go to books though!

  124. I LOVE AUDIOBOOKS! I really couldn’t choose at this point which one was my favorite this year because they were all yours and they were all FANTASTIC and you choose SUCH good narrators — BUT for the sake of choosing – I am re-reading Big Dicker right now but first time hearing the audio and Tad is literally just the perfect Jimmy so I will have to choose Big Dicker, but ya know, just all of em!

  125. I live for audiobooks. They have helped me get my reading fix. I listen to them at work and go through about a book a night sometimes 2 books in a night since I work 3rd shift. I still buy the actual book if its a favorite series. I plan to start buying all of yours asap.

  126. I love audiobooks! They have made life so much more enjoyable. I listen as I clean, make dinner, or just a need a little time to escape. This past week i went back to an older series that I adore bc of the narrators an also author. Original Sin series.

  127. I love audio books for solo traveling and walking. Didn’t listen to any this year as it’s been a very crazy hectic year. Thanks so much.

  128. I thoroughly enjoy audiobooks. I usually buy them after reading the Kindle versions as I find them a fab way to re-read favourite books, whilst I’m cooking, ironing or out running. I’ve listened to a few brilliant audios this year but recent favourite was Looking to Score by CoraLee June and Carrie Gray and narrated by Amy Stricker – I think it was her debut and she was absolutely fantastic! I can’t wait to hear what other works she’ll narrate. <3

  129. I fucking love audiobooks!!!! And I hate the changes that Audible made. So I’m VERY interested in this!!!! Best one of the year? I don’t have a fucking clue. This has been the longest year in history and I can’t even remember all the ones I’ve listened to! But one I remember is a M/M book, A Guy Walked Into My Bad by Lauren Blakely. I love how Shane East and Joe Arden talk at the end about reading a M/M book and say love is love. The outtakes were funny too 😂

  130. Day 4 giveaway – I’m not a big audible listener. I’ve not into listening to much of anything other than the radio in the car when I’m going somewhere. But I’ve been trying to listening to music more at home to help me relax and going to start an audio book to see if I can listen from beginning to end!

  131. I have never tried an Audiobook. I didn’t think I would like them but the more I am stuck on my treadmill night after night, I’m thinking it might not be a bad idea

  132. Hi, I only have one audio book. I did like it, but I love to read, I guess I will have to try more to see for sure.

  133. I haven’t actually used an audiobook yet but I would like to use them one day. More likely as soon as I save some money.
    Love Bully King ❤️

  134. We have read tons of audiobooks this year. We listen to them every day. Favorite audiobooks would have had to be Acheron by Sherrilyn Kenyon, Lover Awakened by J.R. Ward and The Shadows by JR Ward and The Beast by JR Ward and Sherrilyn Kenyon’s Styxx. These books rip out your heart! Read over 200 plus audiobooks this year and read over 400 books which is fantastic in my book with everything going on. What is great for me is that I buy my favorites in audiobook and listen to my favorites all day long by working around the house sitting at the computer cooking and cleaning and so forth all the while of getting my fix of my favorite characters. Also love listening to my new reads as well from audible, chripbooks, overdrive, hoopla and so forth. Currently, listening to the classics like Jane Austin, Little Women and Anne of Green Gables and so wanted to mix things up a bit. The Series looking forward to reading this winter that I purchased is Madeline Sheehan’s MC series and Kristen Ashley’s new paranormal series can’t wait for the time to get to those series under my belt. My thoughts on Bully King I loved it I actually was blessed enough to get a copy of the first book in the series in arc form and it was a book that I read out of my comfort zone and being a girl who was bullied throughout her childhood I didn’t know how I was going to react to reading it and was pleasantly surprised I ended up loving it. Looking forward to seeing what happens next in this on going series.

  135. I LOVE audiobooks! I listen to them almost every single day. It’s hard to pick a favorite from this year, but I absolutely loved the “Grip Series” by Kennedy Ryan. It really was a special series, especially “Grip”. With everything that was going on this year, it was very poignant.
    And I’m definitely going to look into audiobooks.com. It’s a shame when big companies screw the “little guys”.
    I would love this prize! Bully King is great!❣️❣️

  136. I am not a big audiobook fan because listening to someone puts me to sleep. I have to read myself to understand the story line

  137. I love Audiobooks and have listened to about 350 (to date, not this year..lol). I think my Fav so far this year was Beard Science by Penny Reid..

  138. I never tried Audio book. I want to because I think I can get more done if I can listen and do other things. Seems like a win win. Thank you

  139. I rarely listen to audiobooks and only in the car. Plus I haven’t been traveling as much and work is only a 15 minute drive. I love to put bookmarks in books and to turn the pages.Books come with me if there’s any time to squeeze in a few minutes of reading while waiting for something else.

  140. I’m not a audiobook fan. I just can’t pay enough attention listen to the book and doing something else.

  141. I am obsessed with audiobooks, so many amazing ones. submission series by cd reiss. loved a guy walks in to a bar. Him series by sarina bowen. too many to list!!

  142. I love audiobooks. I have over 500 from audible, another 100 or so on CD from pre-audible times. If I’m not sure about the author or narrator, I borrow from Overdrive through our library.

    I’m very surprised that people return so many audiobooks. I returned one, immediately after download, because I hit one-click on the audio instead of e-book. This totally surprises me. I thought audio books have the same return policy as CDs–once the seal is broken; you own it. If a reader listens to more than one chapter, the book is theirs. Lately, I have noticed more reviews on Goodreads, Audible, and other sites where people note in the review that they returned the book after listening. In my opinion it is thievery the same as walking in a store and hiding a CD in your pocket or purse then walking out. Like musicians with Napster, the more authors get out there the sooner it will stop.

    Early this year, around the beginning of this COVID shut-in, I got hooked on historical murder mysteries. C.S Harris’ Sebastian St. Cyr mysteries is my favorite audios narrated by Davina Porter (Outlander) I love the history of the Regency period, and surprised by the clear class system and solving a crime by finding any poor sucker to put in jail or hang.

    My favorite, and most replayed audio, is Ford. I can’t count how many times Troy Duran has read me to sleep.

  143. I love Audio! Just finished The Burn (High School Bully Romance): Diamond Lake High School, Book 1 By: K.L. Middleton and Cassie Alexandra

  144. I have actually never listened to an audio book. My partner swears by them though and used to listen to them while we were in between calls (EMS)

  145. I’ve been a caregiver for many years so I haven’t had much time to get into audiobooks. It’s hard to hear when you have earplugs in listening to audio…many times I wish I could put those plugs in and just tune out everything else! I have about a dozen books on audible. I’m not having to care for anyone at the present time except myself and my dogs, so I hope to have time to get into listening because I’ve heard it’s fantastic!

  146. I love love love audio books. It always happens that I’m listening to a sex scene as I’m trying to go on base. I have to pause the book or turn it down or I feel like such a prev.

  147. I only started with audiobooks this year and love them. It was your fans on your FB page that had me interested. I listened to In To Her while on a driving holiday recently with my husband which we loved. He is now a fan of yours too having just finished the Anarchy series. I have started Rook & Ronin with audio this time and … WOW! love it.

  148. When I can’t read books I listen audiobooks – for example when I am on road to work, for shopping. I think it was serie Original Sin – it was so crazy, amazing, awesome and it so hard to find right words to describe. It was something I didn’t expect.
    Oh, and this year I found audiobooks of Laurann Dohner.

  149. Sinful Intent by Chelle Bliss was my favorite audio so far. I just started listen to books. Love being able to listen and get to their things done. Thank you for the chance. 🎄

  150. I new to listening to audio books. So far I’ve only listened to some of Lacey Thorn’s audio books. Thanks for this chance and Happy Holidays.

  151. I love them just haven’t been listen to none for awhile because I recently had to move and have been trying to get everything settle in ….Happy Holidays and thanks for the chance

  152. I love audio books, just finished Blood of Zeus by M. Wild & Angel Payne and loved it. I only have about 50 audiobooks but love adding them more and more. I do have Greenlights by Matthew McConaughey that I can not wait to listen to, I love to hear him talk. Happy Holidays ♥

  153. I just started listening to audio books within the last few months. I didn’t think I’d like it but after the first one I listened to Fear me by BB Reid I was hooked..I only have about 15 or so but I’m adding to my collection as often as I can..That’s for having these amazing give always. Very generous

  154. Audible isn’t my chosen method of reading. I have listened to books, however I like that my imagination gives the characters some input. As an Aussie girl I find it off putting to hear it in an American accent. Which is totally ridiculous because often the books are set in America. I love the feel and smell of reading a paperback. Obviously ebooks are so convenient if you finish reading in the middle of the night you can grab another so easily.

  155. I’ve never listened to an audio book but I’m willing to try. I’ve always just been able to hear the voices when I read a book , like listening to a conversation.

  156. I just started listening to audiobooks several months ago and I’m totally hooked! My favorite audiobook is How to Elude a Vampire. It’s the second book in Alice Winters’ Vampire Related Crimes series and is narrated by the incredible Michael Ferraiuolo. Highly recommend it!

  157. I have recently discovered audio books and enjoy them! Boys of Brayshaw is one of my favorites! Thanks for the chance!

  158. I just listened to my first audiobooks recently, I’m normally more of a hands on, I like to hold and be able to smell my books. However I listened to The Game Maker by Kitty Thomas and it was awesome, also The Last Girl, so good, loved the narrators and the fact I could have some of my favorite books read to me while I worked around the house.

  159. I’ve never listened to an audio book but I want to try, especially since I’m going back to work after a maternity leave, and will spend hours in traffic 🙁

  160. I love audiobooks but don’t get to listen to them as much as I would like too! They’re too expensive for me and audible did away with the audible escape I wanted to try. Lol!
    I do try to borrow kindle books that have audible narration. That’s a bonus!
    I guess one of my fav audiobooks I listened too was Bully by Penelope Douglas. Thanks for the chance 🎄🎄

  161. OMG, yes, I’m an audiobook lover. I didn’t know what I was missing until I bought an audiobook subscription, and you’ve been one of my favorite authors (eight books so far!). My FAVORITE is In To Her!!!

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