We have giveaway winners! Congrats to Patsy Hagen, Angi Morgan, Ann & Beth Watson!
The voice in this video inspired the hero of my current story, though I had to do some finagling to get my hero from Spain to Madison, Wisconsin. Once I had that voice in my mind, no other hero would do. In fact, the character started as the villain and ended as the hero. How could any heroine resist that voice?
Most authors use favorite senses when they’re writing. I often describe sounds and voices. Shrill tones, a mixture of fear and anger. Or the deeper voice of fury, with words bitten off. Then there’s the slower, sensual voices. Silken like the sheets. I don’t have to say that it’s seductive. If I phrase it right, the reader knows.
Here are some examples from The Fat Cat, my short story from ENTANGLED, the paranormal anthology that will be released on Sept. 12th, with the proceeds going to the Breast Cancer Research Foundation :
Tory heard the forced patience in her voice, as if she were talking to a child.
Damon Lamont’s voice made Tory think of a lion’s purr after he’d eaten a baby deer.
The purr in his voice deepened. The lion in him pleased.
…he asked, his voice so smooth she imagined it sliding beneath doors and through keyholes.
A quick change of subject. Amy Atwell started an I Read Irene Facebook event promotion. We can’t stop the bad weather, but perhaps we can help supply readers with e-books at a discounted price. Amy has temporarily discounted her Regency romance, AMBERSLEY, from $4.99 to 99¢ at Amazon and Barnes & Noble. I’ve temporarily discounted CATTITUDE and GALAXY GIRLS to 99¢ at Amazon and & Noble. Misty Evans discounted JINGLE HELLS to 99¢. The worst of the bad weather is over, and we’ll probably raise the prices soon. But for today, four commenters will each get one of these books.
There are a lot of actors with wonderful voices. Who’s your favorite?