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The Ticket audiobook by Aidee James

The Ticket

by Aidee James

The Ticket by Aidee James

The first book in the Women’s Fiction, Literature series:The Affair self published on May 4th , 2020

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Her husband’s affair won her a golden ticket for a night with anyone, but what happens when the man she chooses wants more than her body?

Cris didn’t believe in forgiving a cheat, but when her own husband betrays her, she is faced with the hardest decision of her life. Does she stay or does she leave him?

She doesn’t know which way to go, but she does know one thing. The only way she will stay is if they can level the playing field. And now armed with a ticket and a tall dark and sexy as hell prospect, she can do just that.

The journey from amazing marriage to trying to grow as a person after several jarring events was absolutely amazing.

I’m still not used to audiobooks and this one had sex scenes so it was doubly weird but that still didn’t take away from the way it was written and how the characters flourished.

The narrator, Felicia Palmer, was extremely good. She did accents and voices for the different characters and she rocked the first person POV. The descriptions of the feelings Cristiana goes through as she battles the confusing emotions between herself, Owen and Beau were absolutely perfect. I was awestruck and couldn’t stop listening.

The Ticket builds on a very old premise. In fact, Owen Wilson starred in a movie about this very thing. A “hall pass” so that if and when your significant other meets the person they find very attractive, most of the time being a celebrity, they have permission from their spouse to one night with them.

The war inside Cristiana was amazingly described and posed an age long question about cheating in a relationship. A little different from a hall pass but similar premise nonetheless. It was a somewhat predictable twist at the end but it was written so well, I ain’t even mad.

Check out the author interview below!

  1. Tell us about the process of turning your book into an audiobook.

The process itself is quite simple for the author, because the producer or narrator, does most of the work. I simply approve. The hardest thing for me was finding the perfect narrator. I auditioned several until I came across Felicia Palmer. She blew me away with her audition and I knew she was the one!

  1. How did you select your narrator?

I auditioned. There were some very good narrators, but they were missing something I couldn’t even name. The story is extremely emotional, and I needed to hear that. When Felicia took on Cris, I felt every bit of her angst.

  1. How closely did you work with your narrator before and during the recording process?

With Felicia, she took on the role of Cristiana and made it so much her own, along with all the other characters, I didn’t have to guide her. The only time I assisted was during the pronunciation of Cris’s first name, Maria. Other than that, she was amazing.

  1. Were there any real life inspirations behind your writing?

All of my writing has some sort of real life inspiration behind it. Although you may never know which part I actually played in it. I may have been the heroine or the villain. In some cases both. This is no different. Writing is my outlet, and I pour everything I am into it.

  1. Is there a particular part of this story that you feel is more resonating in the audiobook than in the book format?

The main thing about this story is that it’s extremely emotional. Something my readers mention a lot is that they can feel her angst through the words. Felicia’s audio performance intensifies that tenfold, and I really believe even people who’ve read the Affair series, will find this to feel greater.

  1. Have any of your characters ever appeared in your dreams?

I’ve never had characters appear in my dreams. Nope. They haunt my every waking hour though!

  1. What’s your favorite?

My favorite food is: Pizza

Song: I have too many!

Book: Too many too, but I will say Sherillyn Kenyon’s Fantasy Lover is one I hug to my chest when I get my hands on it.

Television Show: Chopped

Movie: The Scarlet Pimpernel (I love the book too!)

Band: Metallica

Sports Team: Don’t watch

City: New Orleans!!!!!

  1. Are there any of those things referenced in your work?

I often reference those things in my books because every single character, good guy, bad guy, and their mothers are all me, therefore they like what I do! The most influential of my likes however, is New Orleans. You will see that all the time in my books. It’s where my heart goes, the place that makes me sigh, and where I ache to see again.

  1. Are you an audiobook listener?

I actually just recently started listening, and I really love it! But I still also love the smell of a book!

  1. What’s next for you?

Next for me is a long list! I have several books in the works for the year and into the next, as well as other audio books currently in production. One of these includes the spinoff of The Ticket and Red Dress, called The Promise. Also being produced by Felicia Palmer!

Let me know what you think!

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