Tuesday, November 20, 2018

Deadly Shadow by Kim Cresswell - Audio Book Tour + Giveaway

Author: Kim Cresswell

Narrator: Robin Siegerman

Length: 6 hours and 17 minutes

Series: The Assassin Chronicles, Book 1

Publisher: Kim Cresswell

Released: Aug. 7, 2018

Genre: Thriller; Paranormal

The Assassin Chronicles TV series is in development with Council Tree Productions.

Two recent murders. Two serial killers. A conspiracy that reaches beyond the physical world.

Consumed with grief over the tragic death of her husband, FBI agent Victory McClane is obsessed with finding Ohio’s serial killer, “The Wrapper”.

When another young woman turns up dead and the victim is linked to Derrick Lynn, son of the Secretary of Defense, Victory finds Derrick has all the right answers and is a little too helpful.

Derrick has a secret: He’s a government assassin who uses his unusual paranormal skills to eliminate targets. Determined to keep his own secrets buried, he offers to help find The Wrapper.

But can Victory trust him?

As the body count rises, Victory must cross a dangerous line—into a world of government cover-ups, murder, and betrayal—a decision that will test her limits. And everything she believes in.

Kim Cresswell resides in Ontario, Canada and is the bestselling and award-winning author of the action-packed WHITNEY STEEL series. Kim recently signed a 3-book German translation deal with LUZIFER Verlag for the first three books in the series: Reflection, Retribution and Resurrect. The popular series will be published in German beginning in 2018/2019.

Her romantic thriller, Reflection (A Whitney Steel Novel - Book One), has won numerous awards: RomCon®'s 2014 Readers' Crown Finalist (Romantic Suspense), InD'tale Magazine 2014 Rone Award Finalist (Suspense/Thriller), UP Authors Fiction Challenge Winner (2013), Silicon Valley's Romance Writers of America (RWA) "Gotcha!" Romantic Suspense Winner (2004), Honourable Mention in Calgary's (RWA) The Writer's Voice Contest (2006).

Lethal Jouney won RomCon®'s 2014 Readers' Crown (Thriller) and was a finalist in From the Heart Romance Writers (FTHRW) Golden Gate Contest.

The Assassin Chronicles TV series is in development with Council Tree Productions, a feature film and TV production company located in Los Angeles, California. The TV series: THE ASSASSIN CHRONICLES is based on Kim's upcoming 4-book paranormal/supernatural suspense thriller series: Deadly Shadow (published May 2018), Invisible Truth, Assassin's Prophecy, and Vision of Fire.
Narrator Bio

Robin Siegerman was trained as an actor by the acclaimed William Esper in New York, vocally trained by Albert Hague, a Tony award-winning, Broadway composer, and trained in speech and dialects by dialect coach to the stars, Timothy Monich.

Robin has a wide range of voices, accents, dialects and characters to give voice work color. Noteably, in the spring of 2018, she was nominated for the narration of the WWII documentary Harry's Story in the Best International Performance category at the One Voice Awards in England.

Robin also has extensive on-camera experience as a spokes-person for a series of corporate training videos; a decor expert on various TV and radio broadcasts; a frequently requested keynote speaker at home and consumer trade shows, libraries and private industry events; has hosted her own internet radio show; wrote and voiced a daily home renovation information series for radio; and wrote and voiced a regular feature on green living radio.

Currently Robin writes & produce promo videos with VO for small to medium size businesses, along with narrating audiobooks from her broadcast-quality home studio.

  1. Do you believe certain types of writing translate better into audiobook format?
    Definitely! I write a lot of action-packed books and they translate even better into audiobooks. The stories spring to life. You can feel the heat-pounding action as if you were part of the story.

    How did you select your narrator?
    Selecting a narrator isn’t as easy as it sounds. Some voices are too high. Some are too low. Others are too fast or too slow. I had an idea of what I wanted my main characters to sound like because Deadly Shadow has a lot of emotional backstory and that was important to me as far as selecting a narrator. I listened to numerous auditions before selecting Robin’s audition which was perfect for my characters and the story.

    3. Are you an audiobook listener? What about the audiobook format appeals to you?

    I was never an audiobook listener until about eight months ago. I l love them! What appeals to me is that books truly come to life in audio. The listener hears and feels every part of the action and emotion in a story. It pulls them in and keeps them connected to the story.

4. Is there a particular part of this story that you feel is more resonating in the audiobook performance than in the book format?
There are a few scenes in Deadly Shadow that are extremely emotional. In the audiobook, I cried while listening to the scenes. I felt every gut-wrenching emotion ten-fold.  
5. If this title were being made into a TV series or movie, who would you cast to play the  primary roles?
My *dream* cast for the TV series would be:
FBI Agent Victory McClane played by Mireille Enos
Government Assassin Derrick Lynn played by Gino Anthony Pesi
President Burke played by Ray Liotta
Ryan Slater (Victory’s partner) played by - Chad Michael Murray
Jeremy Elder played by Jason Ritter

6. How did you celebrate after finishing this novel?
I honestly don’t celebrate when finishing a novel. I do celebrate when a new book is released by usually buying something I want or need. It could be pretty new pillows for my couch, a piece of art or a bottle of perfume. 
7. What's your favorite:
Food – Chocolate!
 Song - Sign of the Times by Harry Styles
 Book – Waiting Wives by Donna Moreau
Television show  -  There are so many to choose from. Fringe is one of my favorite TV shows. I was devastated when it went off the air.
Movie - The Last of the Mohicans
 Band -  I’m a huge Meatloaf fan!
 Sports team – I’m not a sports-type person at all.
 City – My own city! London, Ontario Canada, known as The Forest City.
8. Are any of those things referenced in appearance in your work?
 Sign of the Times is mentioned in Deadly Shadow as one of the character’s favorite songs.
9. What bits of advice would you give to aspiring authors?
Write every day whether it’s a sentence, paragraph or page. The book business is a tough one. Always believe you will be successful! Read or listen to books to help improve your craft.  

10. What’s next for you?
  1. I’m presently working on a super-secret book project co-authored with a super-talented author and friend.  I can’t say much more about the project at this time, but it will be spectacular!  I’m also writing the second book in The Assassin Chronicles series: Invisible Truth and the fourth book in my action-packed Whitney Steel romantic thriller series: Redemption.

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