Iris After the Incident (audiobook)
Narrated by Rachel Coates. Unabridged. 5 hours 19 mins.
Which moment has defined your life so far?
Whether she likes it or not, Iris’s life has been divided into two: Before the Incident, and After the Incident. Something very private was made very public, and since then life has been about recovering from being shamed, discovering her true friends, and struggling to find a new normal.
Two years into this new life and she finally connects with a guy again. He lives in the apartment down the hall, he’s hot, and he doesn’t look at her that way. He doesn’t know what happened. But he also won’t give her his name, not right away—which has to mean he’s got something to hide too.
Iris wants to start over. Should she do that with the only person who will understand, or is this the exact same decision that got her in trouble in the first place?
So…OMG we did this? Yes it’s unabridged audio of the entire book, the first for any of my novellas. (There’s a recording of short story All You Needed that I made for a friend but we won’t count that.) We’ve had Rachel Coates on the romanceclass podcast before and I knew I needed her for this project, if we were ever to do a full-length book. Rachel has read so many of my characters, and has actually performed as Iris before.
Rachel and Gio (Gahol) are always great together, but my judgment call for the audiobook was to go with one narrator. It’s a single character first-person POV story anyway, and as an audiobook reader/listener myself I prefer single narrator most of the time. But that’s a production decision, and you (the readers) get to decide if we made good choices.
If you’ve read this book before, some things may still pop out as new. Like, I laughed when I heard “Tita Ara” for the first time, because yeah, it’s possible. Rachel also decides to read a chapter that’s a series of increasingly vile internet comments as poetry, and I’m just…it’s my favorite. This is a steamy book by the way, so if you need content warnings for sex scenes, there are a few, and sex/kink is discussed in other chapters too.
Thank you for the requests over the years to do audio. It’s not easy, but now I’ve started, and I’ll figure out how to keep doing this.