Songbird by Peter Grainger – $3.99 on CHIRP BOOKS

We keep running back to Chirp Books for their unbeatable prices! Songbird by Peter Grianger is available for only $3.99 until August 29th! And the best part…joining is FREE!

If you are big into mystery audiobooks this one is for you! Bonus..you might recognize the voice of the narrator from Charmed! That’s right Gildart Jackson will guide you through this gripping novel. 

Click here for Songbird!

About Songbird

Detective Sergeant Chris Waters got the call at 05.29 that July morning. This is it, said DCI Reeve, you’ll be first there, it’s all yours, you’re the crime scene manager. Suddenly, after months of waiting and wondering, Waters finds himself in at the deep end, and alone at the scene of a puzzling murder.

As the investigation proceeds, the detectives at Kings Lake Central find themselves visiting familiar places and talking to some familiar faces, while old enmities reappear in the incident room. Before this is over, Chris Waters will need to make a career-changing decision, and another member of the CID team will find herself facing an unexpected challenge. And Smith? Gone but not forgotten? Surely, he would say, you cannot write me off with a worn out cliché like that…

“He saw a bare arm first, the hand palm up with fingers curled inwards. Then he stopped and took a few breaths. He could hear the two constables making arrangements before they separated, one saying he’d bring the other some tape from the car, and then it was just the summer morning quiet again.”

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July Audiobook Releases

The month is over? Ju-lying! If you have been here for a while you know the drill! And if not…welcome! Each month we compile the audio we have helped create with our wonderful array of authors!

There is so much to listen to! From romance, to supernatural, to suspense! Please feel free to browse and let us know what you think!

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Do Audiobooks Count as Reading?

This may be a no brainer to some people and a head scratcher to others, but the debate about whether or not audiobooks count as reading still lingers.

Our first memory of experiencing a story is when a book was read to us. We weren’t doing the actual reading, but we were still experiencing the story. Consuming the narrative through every word. As we got older understanding audiobooks was just as easy as reading print books, maybe even easier! But do we get all the benefits of reading while listening to an audiobook and vice versa?

You can hear clues in the narrative easier through audiobooks just as you understand the speech of a person’s voice better than in a text message. However, the information is still the same. Think about it in terms of your everyday communication. Is receiving information through text messages different than on a call? I told you… this could be a head scratcher!

The research is also out there. As audiobooks become more and more popular people want to know the facts, benefits, pros, and cons of investing in the format. 

Here are a few of my favorite articles.

Time

Chirp

Bookriot

I know there are some very visible arguments to consider when thinking about audiobooks as reading or not- especially being that there are no actual words to look at. I also think there is a whole other branch to the argument when putting education to the test. In terms of learning, audiobooks could lack the cognitive skills needed to teach students the fundamentals of spelling and grammar. However, audiobooks could be more accessible and enjoyable for people with learning disabilities and the visually impaired. It is a whole universe of alternative reading that really has some interesting benefits to consider. 

Where do you stand? There will always be a back and forth between the two, but your preference is your own! And we can all still enjoy the value of a story. 🙂 

Share your thoughts with us!

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DEAL ALERT! – Best Friend’s Lil’ Sis for only $2.99

Chirp is a service that has great limited pricing on audiobooks along with great everyday pricing, with no subscription fees or minimum purchases! If you like it, you buy it- there’s nothing else to it! Whenever one of our authors audiobooks go on sale we will let you know about it, so that you can take advantage of a great deal.

About the Book

Single mom Amber is perfectly responsible, except when it comes to her heart. Logan knows his best friend’s sister is off-limits, especially because of their explosive past — but when he gets a chance to win Amber back, how can he resist? Read by dual narrators, this fiery romance is sure to make you swoon!

Publisher Description

Amber

How would I describe myself?

Single mom. Strong as steel. Stupid—because I listen to my heart and not my head.

Logan

This job interview was supposed to get Amber in front of me so I could apologize for hurting her. So I could figure out how to get a second chance to make her mine.

I don’t care if she’s had kids since us—I’ve always wanted to be a dad. She’s my best friend’s li’l sis—we’ll figure that out. I’ve got money—but I can’t buy her. I was her first—she was mine. I want her to be my last. Wait … is that even possible?

Contains mature themes.

If you or anyone you know may be interested in buying this audiobook click here! The promotion will run until August 5, 2020!

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Zoe Bentley Mystery Series Book 3!

The chilling conclusion to The Zoe Bentley Mystery Series has finally arrived! Get your copy today in print, audio, or on kindle. There’s something for everybody! Amazon Charts bestselling author Mike Omer creates a way for readers to understand the mind of a killer. If thrillers are your go to read then put this one on your list!

About the Book

A murderer who drinks his victim’s blood? FBI profiler Zoe Bentley and Agent Tatum Gray thought they’d seen it all, but this young woman’s barbaric murder is especially hard to stomach.

They didn’t expect to work this case. But vampirism aside, the murderer’s MO is identical to that of Rod Glover – the serial killer who’s been pursuing Zoe since childhood. Forensics reveals the murder to be his work, but not his alone; desperate to fulfill his sick purpose, he has taken on an equally depraved partner.

Zoe’s own frustration grows after another woman turns up dead and drained – and another goes missing. Time is running out: Zoe knows her own death will be the climax of Glover’s sinister play, which has been unfolding for twenty years. To stop Glover and his vile partner, she’ll need to plunge deep into their motives; but this means drawing ever closer to becoming another casualty of a dark, dark thirst.

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Celebrate Audiobook Month!

A whole month to celebrate one of the things we at HRM love most! Audiobooks have completely changed the reading experience and has made reading easier to integrate into your busy lifestyle. You can’t read and drive or read in the dark..or can you? Audiobooks have made so much more possible for book lovers. And if you haven’t given it a try yet, now is the perfect opportunity!

How to Celebrate

It’s easy! Browse for a new audiobook, there are so many options out there as the market continues to grow every year, then give it a listen! Listen in bed, on your way to work, while you are cooking dinner. The opportunities are endless. You can also leave a review of one of your favorite audiobooks to inspire someone else to give it a try. 

We at HRM work closely with authors and publishers to help produce audiobooks, so we have a ton of recommendations for you! You can find a lot of them on our instagram here. Or even blog posts below! 

Happy Listening!

Silent Threat EBOOK NOW $2.99

While the weather gets warmer dive into a chilling thriller! Silent Threat by Jeff Gunhus is available on NOOK and Kindle for $2.99! Now until June 30th.

It will keep you on the edge of your seat! 

https://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/silent-threat-jeffrey-gunhus/1131080243?ean=9781496726223

Overview:

“Super-high stakes, super-high concept, and super-charged action. This propulsive spy thriller changes all the rules—it will have you holding your breath until you discover the final shocking truth. Jeff Gunhus is a terrific talent.”

—Hank Phillippi Ryan, national bestselling author of The Murder List

A father charged with treason. A daughter sent to kill him. A shocking conspiracy that changes all the rules of the spy game for a new generation . . .

With more than a dozen kills under her belt, ex-Marine Mara Roberts is one of the Agency’s most reliable assassins. But her latest target—a convicted traitor about to be released from prison—is different than her other marks. He’s a former agent who betrayed his country. He’s responsible for the death of Mara’s mother. And he happens to be Mara’s father . . .

Scott Roberts knows that his daughter was sent to kill him. He realizes he has only one chance to change her mind, to convince her that he’s been framed for treason—and that every member of their family are pawns to be sacrificed, one by one. Mara isn’t sure she can trust her father. He is a master of manipulation, as ruthless as he is resourceful. But when her nephew is abducted, she agrees to follow Scott’s lead and expose the global elites who are pulling the strings. But first, they must infiltrate the highest levels of power. Then, they must attempt the unthinkable: Kidnap the President of the United States . . .

“A brilliantly written thriller. Breakneck twists, political intrigue and bristling action scenes—Jeff Gunhus writes with a gripping and gritty authority.”

—Simon Gervais, author of Hunt Them Down

About the author:  

Jeff Gunhus is the USA TODAY bestselling author of thriller and horror novels for adults and the middle grade/YA series, The Templar Chronicles. The first book, Jack Templar Monster Hunter, was written in an effort to get his reluctant reader eleven-year-old son excited about reading. It worked and a new series was born. His books for adults have reached the Top 30 on Amazon, have been recognized as Foreword Reviews Book of the Year Finalists and reached the USA TODAY bestseller list.

After his experience with his son, he is passionate about helping parents reach young reluctant readers and is active in child literacy issues. As a father of five, he leads an active life in Maryland with his wife Nicole by trying to constantly keep up with their kids. In rare moments of quiet, he can be found in the back of the City Dock Cafe in Annapolis working on his next novel or on JeffGunhus.com.

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May Audiobook Publications

You blink and the month is over nowadays! But don’t worry because we have a lot of new audiobooks that you can enjoy now! 

From romance to shifters to thriller! We have it here for you, so check it out!

Happy Listening!

GIVEAWAY ALERT – Thicker Than Blood by Mike Omer

Who doesn’t love an opportunity to win a free digital book? Now until June 22, 2020 any resident of the US can enter on goodreads.com. 100 copies will be given away! And you could be one!

Thicker Than Blood is the third book in the Zoe Bentley Mystery Series by Washington Post and Amazon Charts bestselling author Mike Omer. 

About the book

A murderer who drinks his victim’s blood? FBI profiler Zoe Bentley and Agent Tatum Gray thought they’d seen it all, but this young woman’s barbaric murder is especially hard to stomach.

They didn’t expect to work this case. But vampirism aside, the murderer’s MO is identical to that of Rod Glover—the serial killer who’s been pursuing Zoe since childhood. Forensics reveals the murder to be his work, but not his alone; desperate to fulfill his sick purpose, he has taken on an equally depraved partner.

Zoe’s own frustration grows after another woman turns up dead and drained—and another goes missing. Time is running out: Zoe knows her own death will be the climax of Glover’s sinister play, which has been unfolding for twenty years. To stop Glover and his vile partner, she’ll need to plunge deep into their motives; but this means drawing ever closer to becoming another casualty of a dark, dark thirst.

Haven’t heard about this amazing series? Check out books one and two below and see why this thriller is for you!