Losing my narrator and friend Kenneth Obi was a hard hit, both personally, but also professionally. I had contracted him for all my books, including my back list, so that meant having to search for a replacement. Look, no one can replace Kenneth in what he meant to me. That’s a fact. But the show must go on, and so I’ve searched and found narrators for a couple of projects. I’m grateful and excited these books will come to audio after all, even if it’s not how I had originally planned.
John Solo will start recording the Irresistible Omegas series after the summer and he’s hoping to record two to three a month. Kenneth had really looked forward to doing this challenging projects, and as such, I’m super happy John will do it as he was one of Kenneth’s best friends. Joh and I both felt this was fitting, and he’s looking forward to starting on this.
Captain Silver Fox
Captain Silver Fox was a backlist title Kenneth hadn’t gotten to yet (previously called Shipping the Captain). This book will now be narrated by the fabulous Tim Paige and Liam DiCosimo in a dual narration, and we’re hoping to upload in September. I’m excited because I loved the work they did for Kyleen’s (K.M. Neuhold) books.
The Time of my Life
The Time of my Life (which will be retitled…I’ll announce the new title and show the new cover later this week) was another back list title Kenneth hadn’t done yet. With his love for music, he would’ve loved this one, but alas. It wasn’t meant to be. I’m happy to announce Charlie David will be recording this, hopefully also ready in September.
Kyleen and I are still looking for a narrator to take over the Kinky Boys series when we pick that back up(which is a little more complicated since it’s halfway through a series), and going forward, I’m hoping to work with some more names. It won’t be the same without Kenneth…but his legacy stands, even as life goes on.
Denise Axelrod says
I will miss listening to Kenneth Obi as he was my first audiobook, listening to the “No Shame” series. Losing his was a huge loss for the MM book community as well as the audiobook community as a whole. I’m so glad that you are continuing the project to record your back catalogue as I very much enjoy listening to audiobooks as well as reading along with the narration.
I miss him terribly, both as my friend and as a narrator. His passing was a hard hit indeed. I love that he left such an amazing legacy, though.
A difficult task to be sure, but all excellent choices, i’m sure they will do outstanding performances for you. I look forward to them all. ❤
Thank you. Yes, replacing Kenneth was really hard, on all levels.
Mônica Vidal says
I’m so happy to hear that John Solo will narrate Irresistible Omegas! I can’t wait to listen to these books!!! It’ll be epic, I’m sure of it.
Me too. I’m sure he’ll do amazing.
You have chosen fabulous narrators to fill those big shoes. I look forward to the audio books ahead.
Thank you! I’m excited to hear the results.
I absolutely adore Charlie David, both as a human being and a narrator. He does quite a lot for the LGBTQ community as a writer, filmmaker, actor, Narrator, not to mention he’s very easy on the 👀 eyes.💕
As for getting Jon Solo, “you’ve done well, my young Padawan.”🤣
Aw, thank you! I met Charlie David at GRL, and I really liked him.