Sending a little love your way — new audio releases and giveaways!

Several years ago, when I was still a newish narrator, I was offered my first paranormal title ever, an action/adventure/romance written by Jeaniene Frost. Halfway to the Grave starred Cat Crawfield, a half-vampire vampire killer, and Bones, a sassy British vampire bounty hunter. Cat was tough, snappy, and sarcastic, deadly Bones had a heart of gold and a checkered past, and the story of their relationship unfolded with plenty of mayhem, power-play, and sizzling chemistry. The book challenged me, entertained me, and helped me make my mark on the audiobook world.

Four years later, Jeaniene has become a smash-hit writer, not only penning many more volumes in the Night Huntress series, but several compelling Night Huntress World spin-offs and the wildly popular Night Prince series, featuring the beloved and feared Vlad. In fact, she’s just about to debut the first in her new NA (new adult) Broken Destiny series, starting with The Beautiful Ashes, which I’ll also be narrating.

Jeaniene and I have become pals while working together so closely over the years, and today — the publication day of three Night Huntress audiobook novellas — we want to celebrate YOU and your loyalty to her stories and our collaboration. You’ve read her books, listened to my performances, sent us fan mail, and made us feel loved every step of the way. We want to show you our gratitude for making these books such a huge success.

So here’s what we have to show our appreciation! Jeaniene and I are each giving away 10 digital download audios from the Night Huntress series — and the winner gets to choose which title!

We’re also giving away a Grand Prize to 1 winner, including digital download audios of the entire Night Huntress series, plus digital audio downloads of the newly-released Night Huntress World novellas (Reckoning, Happily Never After, and Devil To Pay.)

All winners will be chosen by Randomizer. Contest prizes are supplied by Harper Audio and Blackstone Audio (thanks, guys!), and international entries are welcome.

To enter, please follow the rules below:

1. Just comment on this blog post. 

2. Give me your name and the email address where you’d like to be contacted if you’re selected as a prize winner.

3. Due to adult content, you must be 18 years of age old or older, and/or you have the consent of your parent/guardian, so if you’re under 18, get your parent to sign off on your comment or to approve your comment with their own.

The contest starts now and ends June 30th at 11:59pm Est. Winners will be announced July 1st on Jeaniene’s and my blogs.


Jeaniene and I are also going to be on Twitter for a live chat July 1st from 8pm – 9pm EST. At the end of the chat, we’ll each give away 10 more digital audio download titles from the Night Huntress series or the Night Prince series to ten new winners (and again, it’ll be the winner’s choice which title they receive). That’s a total of twenty new winners between the two of us!

To enter this giveaway, all you need to do is ask us a question during our Twitter chat with the hashtag #AudioChat. Jeaniene’s Twitter handle is @Jeaniene_Frost and mine is @Taviagilbert. Your question can be about audio books, written books, the process of writing or recording, why you should try audio books if you haven’t already, or whatever else you’d like to know. Remember, only participants in the chat will be eligible to win, so don’t be shy! At the end of the chat, the twenty winners will be randomly chosen from among those who participated.

Thanks to everyone who has been such a great supporter. We wouldn’t be here without you!

Good luck, everyone!


66 thoughts on “Sending a little love your way — new audio releases and giveaways!

  1. I am a huge Frost and Gilbert fan. You already know this Ms. Gilbert, because I’m always posting lol, but once again let me just say I think your performances are simply phenomenal…second only to the great Jim Dale!

  2. Shannon Rowe on June 24th, 2014 at 3:52 pm
  3. Two things make me giggle — being called Ms. Gilbert (so polite, you are! But Tavia will do!) and being mentioned in the same breath as Jim Dale. Thank you for that incredible compliment! 🙂

  4. Tavia on June 24th, 2014 at 3:57 pm
  5. Those are awesome giveaways! I’ve thoroughly enjoyed listening to the Night Huntress audiobooks and can’t wait to read Beauty From Ashes (in fact, I already preordered it!)!

  6. Heather Cover on June 24th, 2014 at 3:57 pm
  7. I’ll be recording Beautiful Ashes this very week, in fact!

  8. Tavia on June 24th, 2014 at 3:58 pm
  9. Wait, wait, wait… Halfway to the Grave was the first Romance novel you narrated???? NO WAY! Seriously? If that’s true, you are even BETTER than I thought you were… and I thought you were pretty friggin’ awesome.

  10. Wendy Williams on June 24th, 2014 at 4:02 pm
  11. Heck yes, it was!!

  12. Tavia on June 24th, 2014 at 4:10 pm
  13. I absolutely loved your narrations of the Night Huntress series and I want to thank you for making their world come alive for me. Hope you’re having an amazing day!

  14. Diana K on June 24th, 2014 at 4:14 pm
  15. Thanks! This “thank you, fans, we love you!” giveaway certainly makes it a fun day!

  16. Tavia on June 24th, 2014 at 4:16 pm
  17. Fantastic giveaway! Thanks for doing this.

  18. Jonetta (Ejaygirl) on June 24th, 2014 at 4:21 pm
  19. You’re welcome!

  20. Tavia on June 24th, 2014 at 4:23 pm
  21. I loved listening to this series. I appreciate your range and talent. It really makes all the difference! I would love to have win. Thank you for the chance.

  22. Traci on June 24th, 2014 at 4:36 pm
  23. Thanks, Traci!

  24. Tavia on June 24th, 2014 at 4:53 pm
  25. I’d absolutely love to get those prizes!!! hope I get lucky!! ;P

  26. Anna Barba on June 24th, 2014 at 4:51 pm
  27. Good luck, Anna!

  28. Tavia on June 24th, 2014 at 4:52 pm
  29. I really enjoy audio books however not every narrator can bring out the characters like you! For that, I say Thank you 🙂 you are awesome…

  30. Katie P on June 24th, 2014 at 4:52 pm
  31. Thanks, Katie!

  32. Tavia on June 24th, 2014 at 4:52 pm
  33. The Night huntress series is one of my favs and you are perfect as the narrator! Sometimes I don’t like listening to others reading a book, but you are awesome in these books and I enjoy listening to it!

  34. Emelie on June 24th, 2014 at 5:05 pm
  35. Yahoo!!

  36. Tavia on June 24th, 2014 at 5:12 pm
  37. Thank you so much for writing/narrating such a wonderful series. I loved being immersed in Kat & bones’ universe!!

  38. Melissa Appleton on June 24th, 2014 at 5:08 pm
  39. Yay!

  40. Tavia on June 24th, 2014 at 5:12 pm
  41. OMG! Those are awesome giveaways! AND so many! WooHoo! Thanks for all the chances!

  42. Linda Townsend on June 24th, 2014 at 5:36 pm
  43. Yes, absolutely! Blackstone/Downpour and Harper Audio are so generous!

  44. Tavia on June 24th, 2014 at 9:09 pm
  45. What a totally awesome contest! All the praises here are well-deserved. Thanks for treating your fans so well.

  46. Jeff on June 24th, 2014 at 10:34 pm
  47. How lucky are we to have such avid fans?

  48. Tavia on June 24th, 2014 at 10:36 pm
  49. Both of you ladies are fantastic!!! I can’t wait for The Beautiful Ashes!!!

  50. Keisha Case on June 25th, 2014 at 9:16 am
  51. It’s a great story! Hope you love it!

  52. Tavia on June 25th, 2014 at 10:08 am
  53. The Night Huntress novels were the first audiobooks I listened to and I inhaled them I loved them so much. You both set the standard for me on my listening preferences! Tavia, your rendition of Bones knocks my socks off! 🙂

  54. Jane Alexander on June 25th, 2014 at 9:59 am
  55. Do you secretly wish one of the prizes was new socks?

    Thanks so much!!

  56. Tavia on June 25th, 2014 at 10:07 am
  57. What a lovely, generous giveaway! Perhaps I will learn how to do Twitter by next week 🙂

  58. LeeF on June 25th, 2014 at 12:57 pm
  59. I bet you can do it!

  60. Tavia on June 25th, 2014 at 1:04 pm
  61. I am ready to start a great new series.

  62. Tina Tunnell on June 25th, 2014 at 1:02 pm
  63. Hope you enjoy it!

  64. Tavia on June 25th, 2014 at 1:04 pm
  65. I remember when I first listened to Halfway to the Grave, I was just beginning to listen to audiobooks after a massive drop in sight and I couldn’t read print anymore I had the bad luck of choosing series to begin with where the audio version wasn’t that good and I was at a loss and feeling very down because I missed my books so much, and then a friend said you have to read this series by Jeaniene Frost and I decided to give audiobooks another go and oh my god I was so so chuft and amazes at your narration Tavia, I think the fact that your character voices, your enthusiasm and that I felt the whole book was brought to life in a completely new way for me made an even bigger fan-girl of the Cat and Bones series and had me dibsing Bones when it came to my book group and the characters we loved in this series! Lol

    Thank you so much for putting so much into the narration of Jeaniene’s books, you’ve no idea how much of a difference it makes to blind and vision impaired readers <3

    Thanks for the giveaway and if I can with the time difference here try and catch the twitter chat 🙂


  66. Amy Ryan on June 25th, 2014 at 4:45 pm
  67. I am humbled by your story, Amy. Thank you so much for sharing your experience, for listening, and for your very kind words. That makes my day. I hope you have many happy hours ahead, listening to my performances and the many other wonderful stories created by audiobook narrators! We love to make you happy!

  68. Tavia on June 26th, 2014 at 11:54 am
  69. Amy! You are a winner after all! Wendy Williams let me know that she already owns all the audios in the Night Huntress series, so she’d like you to be the recipient of a title of your choice in the series. Let me know which title you want, and I’ll send it your way! 🙂

  70. Tavia on July 1st, 2014 at 1:08 pm
  71. I am a huge fan of the Night Huntress audiobooks. Thanks for the chance to win!

  72. R Humes on June 25th, 2014 at 5:15 pm
  73. You are welcome!!

  74. Tavia on June 26th, 2014 at 11:52 am
  75. I can’t wait for your next book to come out! I love listening to you, Tavia!!

  76. Heather Humes on June 26th, 2014 at 12:07 pm
  77. Thank you!!! YAY!!

  78. Tavia on June 26th, 2014 at 12:14 pm
  79. This sounds awesome. I really hope to win the novellas or the new release.

  80. Dana Browne on June 26th, 2014 at 12:10 pm
  81. Good luck!!

  82. Tavia on June 26th, 2014 at 12:14 pm
  83. Ofc i will enter here too, already enterd the mail way. U know i love your work!

  84. Frida Anderholm on June 26th, 2014 at 12:12 pm
  85. Thank you so much!

  86. Tavia on June 26th, 2014 at 12:14 pm
  87. Thank you so much! I love your voice! Its because of you my boyfriend is now into audio books. He heard me listen to the Night huntress and got really into how you acted out the characters 🙂

  88. Jamie Takash on June 26th, 2014 at 12:21 pm
  89. Our plan is working! Converting one person at a time into audiobook listeners! YES!

  90. Tavia on June 26th, 2014 at 12:22 pm
  91. Thanks so much for the great giveaway! I love the Night Huntress series! This is one of the series that started my love affair with audiobooks, but I have not yet had a chance to listen to the last two books. If I win this giveaway, I will delay no longer! These days I’m listening to a lot of New Adult titles, so I’m also greatly looking forward to the release of The Beautiful Ashes!

  92. BJ on June 26th, 2014 at 5:33 pm
  93. Awesome!!

  94. Tavia on June 26th, 2014 at 5:39 pm
  95. I have to tell you again, you are my favorite, you have spoiled me and are the standard for all audio books I listen to, which is a considerable amount because of my long commute to work. I am also happy to learn you will be performing Beautiful Ashes, I’m so looking forward to it.

  96. Lisa on June 26th, 2014 at 9:33 pm
  97. Thanks, Lisa!!

  98. Tavia on June 26th, 2014 at 9:34 pm
  99. You’ve raised and set the bar for audiobooks. She’s raised and set the bar for Nosferatu romance. Once a dreamboat, always a dreamboat. Thank you times infinity. *Vampire emoticon*

  100. Dannah Murray on June 27th, 2014 at 9:06 am
  101. Ah! Thank you so much! 🙂

  102. Tavia on June 27th, 2014 at 10:45 am
  103. Very kind, Dannah!

  104. Tavia on July 1st, 2014 at 8:02 am
  105. Thanks so much for this spectacular giveaway! I jsut finished “Destined for An Early Grave” and enjoyed it very much. Looking forward to continuing the series and the spin-offs.

  106. Lauren on June 28th, 2014 at 1:12 am
  107. Enjoy, Lauren!

  108. Tavia on July 1st, 2014 at 8:02 am
  109. I just found out about your blog yesterday, and I am very excited for the chance to win an audiobook! Thanks for the opportunity!
    Donna Cochran
    10 Ledford Road
    Bryson City, NC 28713

  110. Donna Cochran on June 29th, 2014 at 3:03 pm
  111. Good luck, Donna!

  112. Tavia on July 1st, 2014 at 8:01 am
  113. I enjoyed listening to the Night Huntress Series I love your voice for Bones. Anyway, I picked another book to listen to and as I am listening I recognized the voice. The book is Eternal Captive by Laura Wright. I believe it is not just the stories that keep me wanting more but also listening to you read the books themselves. I want more. Thank you for making these audio books so enjoyable that even listening to them I do not want to put them down.

  114. Michelle York on June 29th, 2014 at 6:55 pm
  115. Thank you, Michelle!

  116. Tavia on July 1st, 2014 at 8:01 am
  117. Thank you to all everyone who entered the “Jeaniene Frost and Tavia Gilbert Fan Thank You/You Are Awesome/We Wouldn’t Be Here Without Out You/Keep Reading/Keep Listening Free Audiobook Extravaganza!

    I knew it would be a pleasure to connect with you, but I didn’t know that it would be so meaningful to hear your stories and read your kind words. Yet again, you’ve made me feel very fortunate to be a part of this great collaboration!

    And now, the WINNERS!

    Each person from the following list will get to select one digital download title from the Night Huntress series:

    Wendy Williams
    Donna Cochran
    Heather Cover
    Heather Humes
    Keisha Case
    Frida Anderholm
    Melissa Appleton
    Tranci Hamby
    R. Humes

    Congratulations to each winner! Just let me know which title from the series you’d like to listen to.

    1. Halfway to the Grave
    2. One Foot in the Grave
    3. At Grave’s End
    4. Destined for an Early Grave
    5. This Side of the Grave
    6. One Grave at a Time
    7. Up From the Grave

    And, finally, the GRAND PRIZE WINNER!!

    This lucky person will receive a digital download of every title in the Night Huntress series listed above, as well as the newly-released novellas Reckoning, Happily Never After, and Devil To Pay.

    Congratulations, Tina Tunnell! It’s you!!

    I wish I could give something to each and every one of you, to sincerely thank you for being such huge fans and for your kindness to both of us.

    If you participate in tonight’s Twitter chat with Jeaniene and me (live from 8-9 p.m., with @TaviaGilbert and @Jeaniene_Frost), you’ll have another chance to win!

    And stay tuned! I might have just one more trick up my sleeve!

    In the meantime, THANK YOU for all you do. We truly would not be here without you!

  118. Tavia on July 1st, 2014 at 8:29 am
  119. Awesome, Tavia, thank you!!!! I need to start with the first book. So exciting!!!

  120. Heather Humes on July 1st, 2014 at 11:39 am
  121. I’m so pleased you won!!

  122. Tavia on July 1st, 2014 at 1:07 pm
  123. Perfect!

  124. Tavia on July 1st, 2014 at 10:11 pm
  125. Up from the grave. Nr7 Squeeeee i have not read that one!

  126. Frida Anderholm on July 1st, 2014 at 1:58 pm
  127. 🙂

  128. Tavia on July 1st, 2014 at 10:11 pm
  129. Thank you Tavia! and thank you so much Wendy 🙂 xx

    I’ll pick Destined for an Early Grave its my favourite 🙂

  130. Amy Ryan on July 1st, 2014 at 7:59 pm
  131. Awesome!!

  132. Tavia on July 1st, 2014 at 10:11 pm

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