I had edited before when I made documentaries, and no one could convince me to spend hours upon hours editing sound. What a nightmare.
Or so I thought.
I didn’t podcast for years because I was already so busy between writing and marketing, there just wasn’t time to do yet another thing, especially if it meant hours of sound editing and special effects.
But after speaking with podcast guru Tee Morris and listening to several podcasts, I realized that it didn’t have to be a full-blown production. In fact, it could be bare-bones and simple and people would listen. It was part of my new marketing philosophy KISS – Keep It Simple, Seriously. So I dove in, starting with the Polyamory Podcast in the summer of 2011 on my blog Caught in the Cogs, which was an immediate hit. I saw an upswing in hit almost immediately. From there, I started podcasting fiction earlier this year. Now, I publish more podcasts than I do written posts, and my listening (and reading) audience just keeps growing.
Multimedia. That’s what it’s about.
So, for your listening pleasure, here is Chapter 1 of the bare-bones serialized podcast of my steamy Steampunk Paranormal Romance novel Avalon Revisited. My agent refers to this book as 50 Shades of Grey in Steampunk London. Once through Chapter 1, you can listen to the rest of the book for free from my blog, feedburner, or via iTunes. And after that, continue on with my short fiction and my second novel, The Zombies of Mesmer. All for free. Tell your friends.
Can’t wait? Prefer to read your books rather than listen? (by the by, authors can’t survive on free podcasts alone) Pplease feel free to buy one of my titles from Amazon or directly from the publisher, author-signed. Most titles are also available wherever books are sold.
Be sure to enter to win an author-signed copy Avalon Revisited just by leaving a comment and a question for me to answer below. I’ll be stopping by all week long to talk with readers and answer questions. This contest runs until Friday, November 30th. I’ll announce the winner on my blog on Saturday as well as in the comments here.
About Avalon Revisited:
Arthur Tudor has made his existence as a vampire bearable for over three hundred years by immersing himself in blood and debauchery. Aboard an airship gala, he meets Avalon, an aspiring vampire slayer who sparks fire into Arthur’s shriveled heart. Together they try to solve the mystery of several horrendous murders on the dark streets of London. Cultures clash and pressures rise in this sexy Steampunk Romance. Contains Adult Content.
ABOUT O. M. GREY
Nestled in the mountains of Northern California, Olivia M. Grey lives in the cobwebbed corners of her mind writing paranormal romance with a Steampunk twist. She dreams of the dark streets of London and the decadent deeds that occur after sunset. As an author of Steamy Steampunk, as well as a poet, blogger, podcaster, and speaker, Olivia focuses both her poetry and prose on alternative relationship lifestyles and deliciously dark matters of the heart and soul. Her work has been published in various anthologies and magazines like Stories in the Ether, Steampunk Adventures, SNM Horror Magazine and How The West Was Wicked.
Her premiere Steampunk BDSM erotica novel, Avalon Revisited, is an Amazon.com Gothic Romance bestseller. She also currently has two other titles available: The Zombies of Mesmer, a YA Steampunk Romance, Caught in the Cogs: An Eclectic Collection of short stories, love poetry, and relationship essays.