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Wednesday, November 21, 2012

HARD EVIDENCE is out on Audiobook — Contest!



On Monday, Hard Evidence (I-Team #2) was released on audiobook by Tantor Audio, and I was too busy doing other things to celebrate the moment. So let’s make up for that now!

For readers who are new to the I-Team, Hard Evidence tells the story of undercover FBI operative Julian Darcangelo and Tessa Novak, the reporter who unintentionally comes close to blowing his cover. It’s a gritty book that deals with a difficult topic, one I investigated during my years as an investigative journalist.

Here’s the blurb from the back of the book:

After the murder of a teenage girl, a mysterious man in a black leather jacket was seen lurking near the crime scene. Investigative reporter Tessa Novak has him in her sights as the culprit…

 That man was Julian Darcangelo—an undercover FBI agent working with the Denver police. He’s closing in on the trail of a human trafficker and killer. Tessa’s accusations could blow his cover—and he wants her off the investigation.

But just as Tessa has made Julian a target of interest, she is now a target—of the killer. And as they are forced to trust each other, their physical attraction escalates as intensely as the threat from a ruthless murderer who wants to see both of them dead…


Readers familiar with the series know that Julian is a favorite. In fact, he is the only I-Team hero after whom multiple Kindles and iPads have been named. His name is also part of one reader’s tattoo. What makes him so special?

He’s a tortured alpha male, a man with a good heart who has taken a bad childhood, locked down his emotions, and used his knowledge of crime and his skill with fighting as a weapon.

I’ve always had a very soft spot for him. And that soft spot got softer after listening to talented actor and voice artist Kaleo Griffith narrate his lines in a deep, dark, silky voice for 11.5 hours. As one readers said (hi, Pat!), she’d listen to Kaleo narrate the phone book. He could probably make it sound sexy, too.

To celebrate the release of Hard Evidence, I’m giving away THREE copies of Extreme Exposure, the first book in the series.

All you have to do to be entered to win is to comment below AND leave a contact email address so that I can more easily reach winners. This contest will continue through Thanksgiving to Sunday.

I’ll draw winners on Monday morning.

In the meantime, Unlawful Contact is just around the corner with a Dec. 3 release date. I can’t wait to see what Kaleo will do with bad boy Marc Hunter!


40 comments:

carrie said...

I have read all the books and I would really like the chance to listen to the books and enjoy them jusr as much! Thank you Pamela for the chance!

csjames@siu.edu

Jackie P said...

I am so looking forward to listening to the audio!

jkitchen at bellsouth dot net

This is a test. Pamela if I win, send it to Linda Clarkson, or one of the other girls down under who can't get them.

Leslie S said...

A cold winters eve, a cup of hot coffee and a nice fire...what ever could make it more perfect...Hard Evidence on audio!

Thank Pamela for the opportunity to win a copy!

stewartfan14@maine.rr.com

Anne said...

I would love to win this- I have listened to the sample about 5 times now. If I don't win it will be my first audio book purchase which i could listen to on my new Nook. Thanks for all the birthday wishes..

Anne said...

sorry forgot my email
clark ac 64 at Gmail dot com.

Amanda said...

ok try this again!!

I love the I-Team!! I would love to hear to the audio. I have heard some samples of Hard Evidence and I agree with Pat :)

amandapittman82@gmail.com

SRay said...

I would love to try your books on audio!
sojnrays@q.com

I am almost an audiobook virgin! I've listened to only one. And it was a short Sandra Brown book. I would very much like to win an I-Team audiobook.

tgentry90@gmail.com

I have not owned an audiobook either. I would love to listen to any of your books on audio. I adore all of the books you have written!

ahz1 said...

I;d love to win an audiobook copy of this book. Thanks for the giveaway!

KristinCP said...

I'm SOOOO hoping to win this!! I'm an audiobook virgin, and I want Kaleo to pop my cherry!!

Kristin P.

Kristincheee@aol.com

bridgetw3 said...

I'm an audio book virgin!

bridgetw3@cox.net

elizabeth said...

I love this series. I have never listened to a book on audio before. This would be a great place to start.

Thanks for the giveaway,
Elizabeth Gray
elizabethgr@sbcglobal.net

tresa said...

would like to try again
thank you for the contest

Byrd1400@gmail.com

Liz Glenn said...

Cool...I'd LOVE win a copy of your audio book!!! I'm definitely an audio virgin and would LOVE to experience what everyone has been RAVING about Kaleo's voice when he covers your books. I've heard it very MAGICAL and can't wait to relive the priceless experience I enjoyed when I read them for the very first time among countless times. I gush every time! =)

Liz
pricee at hotmail dot com

Count me in the group who would love to win a copy. I'm an almost audiobook virgin (I know, that's like saying, "a little pregnant."). I've listened to one book, and I had mixed feelings about it. I'm not sure if it was the book (the author's well-known but new to me) or the narrator that didn't quite work for me.

After reading about your conversations with Kaleo and the way everyone has has been so enthusiastic about these audiobooks, I'd love to give them a try. I know I love your books, and I think I'd love his narration.

jlss1418@yahoo.com

Patty C. said...

Hi Pamela! I would love to try an audio book, tried it once, but left me feeling slighted. This would be a perfect re-introduction to audio!

my3sons22267@gmail.com

Carol L. said...

Hi Pamela and Happy Thanksgiving to everyone. I want Julian lol I'll have to wait because I've not read or heard any of the series. Please count me in. Thanks for this wonderful opportunity.
Carol L.
Lucky4750 (at) aol (dot) com

Jill said...

Hi, Pamela! I would love to hear Julian's story on audio. He was my first I team book and holds a special place on my bookshelf. Thank you for this opportunity. Happy Thanksgiving!

jrdcochran@hotmail.com

Vic said...

I remember when I was trying to get Tantor to pick up the rights for this series in audio and they said they weren't right then but would re-evaluate at a later time. I am SO happy Tantor finally wised up and got these produced in audio. Kaleo was a new to me narrator and I wasn't sure how'd I'd like him. It took me a little time in Extreme Exposure and now I'm all in. I think he ranks near the very top reading romance! I just finished listening to Hard Evidence and LOVED it and am really anxious to get my grubby little hands on audio #3! This is a nice lead up to I-Team # 6 this spring. :-D

Unknown said...
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The only audio books I have listened to are picture books narrated for young children. I'm ready for something more my speed.

marypres(AT)gmail(DOT)com

Hi Pamela! I have read some of your books and loved them. But I'm new to your I-Team series and I would love to read Extreme exposure. Maybe, I'll get hooked! Have a nice cup of coffee and enjoy your day! I love your sense of humour on your BF page!

Pamela, you write the best alpha male characters and Julian...he hits the spot

ooops, forgot the email addy:

wkonsunshine1 (at) gmail (dot) com

Kai said...

I love the I-Team series. This is a series that I can read over and over again. I think I read enough time that I could possibly memorize the first chapter of Extreme Exposure.

Thanks and Happy Thanksgiving.

kmccandle(at)yahoo(dot)com

Jen Berg said...

Pamela, your series sounds great and I look forward to checking it out! Julian sounds like a hero that I will..ahem...enjoy!!LOL Thanks for your giveaway!
lennifer@telus.net

Kerrilyn said...

I would love to try your books on audio!

kerrilyn_paskett@yahoo.com

Kerrilyn said...

I cant wait to listen to it
kerrilyn_paskett@yahoo.com

Sandy said...
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Sandy said...

Thanks for the opportunity, Pamela! I've read all the books in the I-Team series and they are phenomenal! Don't stop! :)

sha002@ucr.edu

Unknown said...

I love audio books and will enjoy listening to your I-Team books in the car on my way to work. What a great way to start my day!

cdapagliaro@aol.com

CMD said...

I absolutely agree that I'd listen to Kaleo read anything. Maybe I should enlist him to read me all the background papers for my dissertation... that would probably make me able to actually get through some of them, haha.

I know I'm in the <0.01% of the population who isn't a rabid Julian & Marc fangirl, but being almost done listening to the HARD EVIDENCE audiobook, I can honestly say that Kaleo's 'Julian' voice is spot on for the tortured bad boy with a heart of gold. And he does a great job with Tessa's accent too.

After Reece's ultra-sexy voice, I'm stoked for the aural orgasm that will be my other I-Team favourites, Gabe & Zach. Good reason to look forward to December! :-)

[Clearly, I don't need to be entered to win HARD EVIDENCE]

Thought I commented but guess it didn't go thru...
Sooooooo
Would love to listen to Kaleo doing the I-team series, especially Marc!

Rach said...

I've never listened to an audiobook in entirety before, but I'm on board for the I-Team! Which is crazy since I've already read the books. Listening to the soundbites from Kaleo has served as a delicious tease and I'm looking forward to the whole package! (well, I realise the _whole package_ isn't on offer, but if you feel like sending Kaleo my way, who am I to complain?)

~Rach
RachelDaven@hotmail.com

And Pamela, I'm so happy for you with this whole audio expansion!

Ellory said...

I love your books and would love to listen to them. :) Believe it or not.. I run to audiobooks.

Ann M.
apmkc1 at gmail.com

Andrea H said...

I would love to hear the I-Team books come alive. Thanks for the chance to win the audio version!

andrea.horvath@verizon.net

T Blondie said...

I am a diehard fan, and one of those who pre orders and reads them the same day they come out. I would love to get the audio book so I can listen while I am out and about, love your books because they are as true to life as the can be without being real. Thank you for all you do

And the winners are...

Jackie P

Ellory

and...

Sandy!

CONGRATULATIONS!!!!!

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