Romance Narrators

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Romance Narrators is a cooperative collective of experienced narrators with a proven track record in the Romance Genre. Our site offers a boutique casting experience with a curated, diverse roster of narrators who can fully produce exceptional audiobooks, from beginning to end, and provide online marketing support for our new releases. Please take a listen and find the perfect voice for your next book!
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Beauty Schmooty

Hey fabulous RN readers!

You know what I did the other night? I tried one of those ‘Bubble sheet masks’. You know what I’m talking about. I’ve tried the regular sheet masks before where, if you happen to catch yourself in a mirror, your first reaction is to do a karate chop to disable the creepy horror movie invader that has clearly snuck into your home to kill you? The thing you’re afraid to wear around your dog because he *might* attack you or render your significant other completely asexual? Yeah…THAT one with the stupid flap that never extends the full length of your nose. But the bubble mask? You’ve GOT to try it. You go from Mike Myers to a loveable Abominable Snowman in minutes and it’s Ha-larious. You can thank me later.

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We do the stupidest things to feel and look beautiful, amiright?

At last year’s APAC conference (This is the big narrator conference that all the publishers and narrators attend) I wanted to wear an eye-catching dress that happened to be a snug fit. Since I work in pajamas every day, I’m not used to ‘body shapers’, but boy did I need one for this dress! These one-piece shapers have pee holes. PEE HOLES!!!!!! Because once you’re hermetically sealed in tight, getting out of it is like opening one of those Pillsbury cannisters that’s like the adult version of a jack in the box. I can’t even with those rolls. But….back to the onesie from Hell. I couldn’t bring myself to do it. I had to completely disrobe to go because…it was too risky. I’m just not that coordinated. Gross.

Full disclosure: As I was writing this, I had the fleeting thought that maybe I just assumed it was a pee hole, but it’s really for like…air circulation or something. Ugh. I’m not girly girl. So, before I made myself look like an idiot, I looked it up and GUESS WHAT? It is AND they make special devices to make your shaper more…uhh…flow friendly. What is this wizardry? Check it out here:

 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zpVTIB2pYLg

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And don’t get me started about the shoes. Now, I thought I really had it nailed down. If I wear the shoes for a whole day before the event, I’ll break them in or know they’re comfortable enough for an event. I’ve done this and it still doesn’t work. Ya’ know how you get suspicious when your car hits a certain mileage and your ‘check engine’ light comes on? I swear shoes do this. Like, whatever important event you’re attending gives your shoes the ‘perfect storm’ of hidden discomfort. Wet weather, stairs, spontaneous dancing….and suddenly spikes shoot into your foot like some instrument of death straight from James Bond headquarters. Even ballet flats have tricked me. I’m looking at you, arch support.

Here’s the thing. You know what makes me feel beautiful every single time? Listening to a good romance. We all know how it goes, maybe you’re on a particularly naughty part in your oversized plaid pajama pants and a T-shirt you commandeered from….8 exes ago and you’re blowing your nose because allergies suck this season and *oops* you just farted, but holy cannoli you’re all up in your book boyfriend’s business and nothing.else.matters. In that moment, you are living in this world and you put in exactly zero effort. No primping, sucking your stomach in, or pain involved. You get to fall in love over and over again and there’s nothing better than that. But seriously. Try the bubble mask. It’s a close second.

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Romance Narrators at Booklovers Con 2019

Three RN members – Pam Dougherty, Amy McFadden and Karen White – met up in New Orleans with fellow narrators Sophie Amoss and Mark Turetsky to celebrate audiobooks at BLC2019..

We loved meeting listeners and authors, performing live readings of our audiobooks and sharing tips on reading to an audience in our panel, “Picture Your Audience Naked.”

Some favorite moments:

Meeting über listeners Annelise and Kelsey, sisters who are so “audicted” they wear and carry their listening stats!

Seeing NC BLC attendees Marcia and Yolanda at the airport, then in line at registration, and at the Listening Lounge.

Seeing NC BLC attendees Marcia and Yolanda at the airport, then in line at registration, and at the Listening Lounge.

Meeting authors we’ve narrated for, like Barbara Longley (with Karen).

Meeting authors we’ve narrated for, like Barbara Longley (with Karen).

And Nancy Naigle (with Pam)

And Nancy Naigle (with Pam)

Cozying up on couches for our first Listening Lounge readings.

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Trying to figure out the selfie stick included in our swag bags.

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Using our new Romance Narrators banner for the first time.

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The appreciative and engaged audience for our panel, in particular author Melanie Jayne who was nervous about an upcoming reading, Annelise and Kelsey who went out to gather participants for us and Brittany who shared a cautionary tale of listening at work (bottom line – DON’T walk away from your phone when wearing Bluetooth earbuds unless you want your colleagues to hear what you’re listening to!)

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Getting to read to listeners in person at the Listening Lounge, sponsored by our union, SAG-AFTRA.

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Fellow Romance Narrators who always have your back!

And, finally, we really missed Amy Landon at BLC 2019, who was unable to attend at the last minute. Sisters send her love and hopefully we’ll get the band back together this summer where Romance Narrators will be talking audiobooks again at RWA 2019!

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i carry your heart (i carry it in my heart). e e cummings