Kira Brady

Oct 23
Audiobook release & giveaway!

Exciting news: the audiobook of Hearts of Darkness released yesterday! You can now buy the mp3 CD from Amazon and Blackstone Audio and the mp3 download from Audible. Will it be available as an mp3 download or from audible or from X retailer? I don’t know, but I hope so. Yes! Why did they change the cover? I don’t know, but I think it looks good. Who is the narrator? I can answer this one! The fabulous Xe Sands, who narrated Jacquelyn Frank’s Nightwalker books and is also local to Seattle. She knows Ballard and has toured the chocolate factory that was the inspiration for Loki Chocolates! What does she sound like? You can hear a sneak peek on the Blackstone Audio page for Hearts of Darkness.


To celebrate the release of the audiobook, I’m giving away one copy of the mp3 CD OR the audible download to one lucky commenter. Hearts of Darkness makes a great Halloween story–Ghosts and Werewolves and Chocolate, OH MY!–and Halloween happens to be one of my favorite holidays. (I like the costumes.)

To enter, please tell me: What literary character do you think would make an awesome Halloween costume? What would you wear for it? 

I’m going as the fish from the Cat in the Hat. Yes, I have a toddler. She wants to be Sally, from aforementioned book. Hubby is going to be the Cat.

Fine print: Contest open until Friday, October 26th, midnight PST. Winner will be chosen by Void where prohibited. Sorry, contest only open to US entries. 

Please help me spread the word!



17 comments to “Audiobook release & giveaway!”

  1. Jennifer @ The Book Nympho
      · October 23rd, 2012 at 11:04 am · Link

    I’ve noticed that the covers for audio are usually different than the book. Not sure why. (shrugs)

    I love Xe Sands’ narration and can’t wait to listen to Hearts of Darkness. Thanks for the giveaway.

    Since I read mostly UF/PNR the literary character I would pick would be Mac from the Fever series by Karen Marie Moning. I pick Mac since I’m currently doing a reread of the series and my blog design is fashioned after her.

    To look like Mac? You of course would need the bright pink Mac Halo for keeping the shades at bay. Depending if you are Mac or Mac 2.0 you would have either blonde hair or black (2.0) and carry a fae killing spear.

  2. Lucy D
      · October 23rd, 2012 at 2:19 pm · Link

    I have had this book on my TBR list for awhile now and just can’t get to it.

    I used audiobooks as my only “reading” while my kids were little. Once they got older and I started with eBooks, I stopped with audiobooks. But I just started using audiobooks again to catch upon many series and books during my commute as an experiment and now I am finally catching up on some of the series I came in late on. :)

    Sometimes we have to remember that life doesn’t have to be either/or.

    I haven’t tried Xe Sands. I love Susan Erickson who does the In Death series. Some of these narrators are so talented it’s like a full cast from an old time radio show.

  3. Trudy Beverly
      · October 23rd, 2012 at 3:07 pm · Link

    I’d dress up as Max from “Where the Wild Things Are”. It was my favorite book as a child. I would totally have a great wolf costume to match the one illustrated in the book. I might add a sparkily crown instead of the plain one :wink:.

    Thanks for offering this awesome contest!!!

  4. Erica Monroe
      · October 23rd, 2012 at 7:08 pm · Link

    I once dressed up as Hermione for Halloween–it was the only literary character I could think of that would be well-known. Minus the irritating comments about how my hair was perfectly frizzy for the part, it was a success ;)

  5. BeachHouse Writer
      · October 23rd, 2012 at 7:13 pm · Link

    I do not trick only treat … so when the children stop by they find me handing out candy as a witch. My nephew has been calling me Mrs Weasley since I first dressed like this.

    So I guess that is who I am.

  6. Jo Lacey-Wood
      · October 23rd, 2012 at 7:14 pm · Link

    The best literary character costume would have to be the Queen of Hearts. Though one year I went as Little Red Riding Hood and my daughter dressed as “Little Dead Riding Hood” and that was a lot of fun.



  7. Melanie
      · October 23rd, 2012 at 8:21 pm · Link

    I dress as Professor Trelawny ever since I realized I am too old to dress as most of the ‘fun’ characters. Glasses, scarves, skirts, a teacup and / or wand and I’m good to go.

    I was pointed at this giveaway both on FB & on Twitter, so the people have spoken: it must be good!

  8. Kristoffer
      · October 23rd, 2012 at 9:35 pm · Link

    I would dress up as Henry, from the Time Traveler’s Wife. To pull off the costume, at several intervals through out the night I would change what age I looked like and wear awkward looking outfits.

  9. Chinyere Ezinwanyi
      · October 24th, 2012 at 2:42 pm · Link

    The literary character I would wear for Halloween is Limos from the four Horsemen of the Apocalypse (Larissa Ione, Immortal Rider).
    It would be fun to ride a horse, and Limos always wears modern attire, and likes to paint her nails. So it would be fun to be a Horsewoman

  10. Lupdilup (Loupe Duffy)
      · October 24th, 2012 at 7:24 pm · Link

    I hate to sound boring, but I never dress up for Halloween.
    I’m looking forward to your novel, Xe Sands is an excellent narrator and judging by he past work, I’m confident she did a good job.
    Thanks for the chance :)
    Good luck to me!!!

  11. Melissa B
      · October 25th, 2012 at 9:18 am · Link

    Oooh, Ehlana from Nalini Singh’s Guild series…I’d love to be able to get someone to make her wings for me. They sound so awesomely gorgeous ~ with her silver white hair and those wings, I’d totally rock that costume!

    I can’t wait to listen to this ~ I’m so hooked on Audio books anymore, I have NO idea what I did before Audible, lol.

  12. Janet T
      · October 26th, 2012 at 10:37 am · Link

    Great question! I would dress up as Bellatrix Lestrange from the Harry Potter books. I love dressing up as something wicked for Halloween! For me, while the wand and the long black dress and twisty hair are nice, it’s more the attitude than the costume – you’ve got act all privileged and crazy and threaten people with a Cruciatus curse if they don’t hand over their candy ;-)

    Thanks for the chance to win an audiobook. A friend recommended your writing and now I’m hooked!

  13. Kristina
      · October 26th, 2012 at 12:29 pm · Link

    What literary character do you think would make an awesome Halloween costume? What would you wear for it?

    Hmmm…Well I always did like the description of Marissa Marr’s description of Bananach from the Wicked Lovely series. She is the faerie of chaos and I loved the description of her black long feathered hair. I would probably dress in black, with a corset and have feathers tied in my hair.

  14. Cassi Carver
      · October 27th, 2012 at 11:04 pm · Link

    I’d have to go with Rachel Morgan, from Kim Harrison’s Hollows series! That would be so fun!

    I can’t wait to read the Deadglass Trilogy! I’ve heard so many great things about it!!! :D

  15. Sherida
      · October 28th, 2012 at 7:25 am · Link

    Sorry I missed the contest, but this is on my to-be-bought today list! :-D

  16. Kira Brady
      · October 29th, 2012 at 10:22 pm · Link

    Thanks to all who entered! I’d love to see some of these costumes. If you end up dressing up as them for Halloween, please send pics!

    A winner was chosen by congratulations Chinyere Ezinwanyi! Being a horsewoman of the Apocalypse sounds like a great costume. I’ve emailed you about the book.

    Happy Halloween!

  17. Chinyere Ezinwanyi
      · October 30th, 2012 at 7:18 am · Link

    Wooo hoooo!
    Alright, I am so excited. I think I will start on that audio ASAP.