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Audiobook giveaway for great new tale from Chris Adams

Audiobook Giveaway: The Hunter and the Sorcerer

Here’s an audiobook giveaway for all fans of listening and word-play.

I’m thrilled to kick off the school year with a new author and an absolutely unique sub-genre for my narration projects. My good friend and very talented artist Chris Adams asked me to narrate his tale of adventure and romance, The Hunter and the Sorcerer. It’s now out on Audible and I hope he sees every success from his work. Because then I will too! But also him…

Audiobook giveaway for great new tale from Chris AdamsBut How to Describe It!

As I mentioned, this is an unusual genre. I’ve hammered away at a great alliteration for it but can’t seem to break through. Here’s the set-up:

A prehistoric tale of the Pleistocene…the adventures of Bru, a Hunter of the Seven Rivers Tribe, as he goes up against saber-tooth tigers, cave bears and an alien race intent on clobbering his world…. 

Simple, right? A stone-age hunter kidnapped by an alien scientist and rocketed away to another galaxy. If you can’t decide whether you like spears or ray-guns better, this is the story for you. No need to pick!

However, what’s the catchy phrase for that unique brand of plot? I want something alliterative, a pair of words that nails it and helps me push the plot to the world. So I’m appealing for help.

Trying to think of the right alliterative phrase makes my head hurt- audiobook giveaway to the rescue!Here are some ideas I’ve tried and discarded, just to give you the idea:

Leather and Lasers- sounds too much like alien erotica (yes, there are plenty of those)

Stones and Stun-Guns- the alliteration is right, but neither one quite fits the plot here

War-club versus Warp Speed- too long, and no clubs used

 

You get the picture? I have found this remarkably hard to come up with.

So I’m asking for your help with this audiobook giveaway! 

Audiobook GiveAway Offer- Hunter/Sorcerer Free Listening Codes

Leave a comment below or on the FB post with your suggestions, and I will reward the top three entries with a free code for listening to the audiobook! If you haven’t tried an audiobook yet, this is an easy way to get started for nothing, in exchange for a burst of genius from your mother wit. If you’re a regular listener you know the drill. This tale might be ripping fun for you, a break from those cozy mysteries or paranormal alternate-universe cooking thrillers you’ve been with. Wait, are there any of those latter books left?

Just comment below or on Facebook (or send me a private message if you have copyright concerns). Create the perfect “Blank and Blank” combo to describe this great tale. You could be a winner.

Check out The Hunter and the Sorcerer on Audible.

 

Audiobook Release by Annie Douglass Lima

N.b.: If you’ve been following my blog you will recognize the name behind this guest post. Annie and I met here in cyberspace years ago and I’ve always been happy to share space between our sites.
Then comes the weirdness.
I go off into narrating audiobooks and lose track with her awhile, then she sends me a message asking if I could host her… wait for it… with an audiobook she’s made! That would be a big “yes”.
And with no further ado, here she is with her terrific YA tale of slavery, yearning and gladiatorial combat, The Collar and the Cavvarach. Enjoy!

A GRIPPING YOUNG ADULT ADVENTURE!

 

About the Story:

Bensin, a teenage slave and martial artist, is desperate to see his little sister freed. But only victory in the Krillonian Empire’s most prestigious tournament will allow him to secretly arrange for Ellie’s escape. Dangerous people are closing in on her, however, and Bensin is running out of time. With his one hope fading quickly away, how can Bensin save Ellie from a life of slavery and abuse?


What is the Collar for, and What is a Cavvarach?

The story is set in a world very much like our own, with just a few major differences. One is that slavery is legal there. Slaves must wear metal collars that lock around their neck, making their enslaved status obvious to everyone. Any slave attempting to escape faces the dilemma of how and where to illegally get their collar removed (a crime punishable by enslavement for the remover).  

Another difference is the popularity of a martial art called cavvara shil. It is fought with a cavvarach (rhymes with “have a rack”), an unsharpened weapon similar to a sword but with a steel hook protruding from partway down its top edge. Competitors can strike at each other with their feet as well as with the blades. You win in one of two ways: disarming your opponent (hooking or knocking their cavvarach out of their hands) or pinning their shoulders to the mat for five seconds.

More About the Story


Set in a world alarmingly like our own, The Collar and the Cavvarach is the story of fourteen-year-old Bensin, a slave, whose status is made obvious to everyone by the steel collar locked around his neck. A martial artist who competes to win money for his owner, Bensin fights in tournaments with a cavvarach. But his greatest battle is the struggle to protect his little sister from the horrors of legalized slavery in a world where slaves have few rights. Desperate to keep her safe, Bensin struggles to find a means – legal or otherwise – to arrange for her freedom.

(For a fun introduction to the story’s setting and its culture, including an explanation of how cavvara shil works, click here.) 


Sound Like a Book you Might Enjoy? 


Click the play button below to listen to the first 15 minutes of the story as narrated by Joseph Baltz.

Click here to go to the audiobook on Audible.
Click here to go to the audiobook on Amazon.
(Either way, try listening to the free sample to see what you think!)


Like to Read Along While You Listen? 


The Collar and the Cavvarach ebook is available for FREE from July 14-18. Grab your copy now!

 

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About the Author

 

Annie Douglass Lima considers herself fortunate to have traveled in twenty different countries and lived in four of them. A fifth-grade teacher in her “other” life, she loves reading to her students and sparking their imaginations. Her books include science fiction, fantasy, YA action and adventure novels, a puppet script, anthologies of her students’ poetry, Bible verse coloring and activity books, and a fantasy-themed cookbook. When she isn’t teaching or writing, Annie can often be found sipping spiced chai or pomegranate green tea in exotic locations, some of which exist in this world.

 
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