I’ll be blunt, there is no way I can pay for audiobooks for my books if read by a narrator/voice actor. That’ll take a lot of money I don’t have. I love my books, but they’re pretty niche. :D However, I have the opportunity to do my books in audio with an AI narrator through Google Play. It’ll take time, though, to set them up, listen for errors in pronunciation and fix that, and publish them. That’s the hazard of writing fantasy, science fiction, and lots of aliens into my books. :D
I am on the fence about this, but I do think I’m at least going to try to put out an AI read audio version of Gay for Alex because it will the least intensive. It’s not a really long book, all the names are standard and easily pronounced, and since Taken with Tony is coming up soon, it would be a good trial run.
I’d like to know if anyone who reads my books would actually care if they were in audio. What do you say?
Please, I would love it if you shared your thoughts on this in the comments! Email works too. :)
Truly, truly, truly appreciate it when someone tells me they’re waiting on the next book (whichever one of my books that might be for you). You just have no idea how helpful that is to me when I’m tired and don’t feel like getting to the writing. :)
So to everyone who emails or comments about waiting for the next book or wanting it, and hoping I will get it done soon, I promise you it doesn’t pressure me the way you might think. It HELPS me write more, faster, and is super motivating. ;D
So feel free to comment or email about the books any time. I love it!!
I was updating my out-of-date web address on Goodreads today because it was still showing the insecure HTTP instead of HTTPS (I don’t ever remember to check anything there unless I get an email or someone tells me to, much like Twitter, I’m sorry to say!), and it accidentally clicked the five star button on the book because my touch pad is very sensitive. ;D I have to admit I panicked a little bit at first, thinking Oh my God, what just happened?
At the moment, you can get my Mage in Love story by the chapter/episode direct from me on the Laterpress platform, but if you want to read on the browser on your phone or a smaller tablet, when you first drop in to a chapter, you might think something is wrong with the text because you can’t scroll.
I hear that’s going to be an option in the near future, but for the moment, the way it works is to swipe the text to the side to turn the page or touch the right side of the screen on the text, like you would an ebook in a lot of e-reading apps.
Not gonna lie, the first time I tried to read a chapter of my own story to test it out, I thought things were broken. They weren’t. It’s just that I’m so used to scrolling on a phone that I didn’t realize reading on Laterpress was more book-like. :)
First, I’d like to say I’m sorry for all the delays this year! I had planned to get things off to a strong start with a few releases and keep up the momentum. Then a bunch of family emergencies happened, and I’ve really just been avoiding anything that causes me any kind of stress at all.
It’s resolving now, for the most part. So tomorrow I’m going to sit down and take stock and see if I can just pick it all back up where I was when I stopped everything and start this year over. I’ll post an update in a few days and hopefully I’ll have good news about a release or two. :)
I’m not usually so indecisive with covers, but I’ve got three potential covers for Of Monsters and Love, the next New Canton Republic book, and although I kind of know which one I like best, I’m not absolutely sure which one is best for the series.
Choosing the first cover (smoke) will mean it’s time for an update to all of the covers for the series, but it might be worth it. :D
But here they are. I’m calling them 1 (smoke), 2 (armpit), & 3 (bossy).
If you have a preference, I’d love it if you left a vote in the comments for the one you think I should use! :)
Here’s an update: In the end I went with something else altogether. I couldn’t decide and figured maybe that meant something about the covers I had to choose from. I hope you like the new, official cover, and thank you so much for commenting on the covers above!
I’ll admit, the cover does give a few clues about the book! ;)
Hi! I’m Odessa Lynne and I write fiction.
At the moment, my focus is romance fiction, of the short variety, and my preferred setting is the fantasy kingdoms of Hend and Yurt. Yes, I know the names are a bit odd, but those are the names that spoke to me, and I had to listen.
I also prefer my romance to be between men, for whatever reason. Trust me when I say I’ve tried to analyze why I enjoy gay romance fiction so much but the truth is, I have no idea. I just know that writing about two men falling in love, and all the stuff that goes with that, is often more appealing to me than romance of the male/female variety. I read it all, but I write what I write.
Just go with it. :) I do.
I hope to have my first story online and available for purchase soon. I’ll update when it’s ready.