Can you hear my spurs jingling? Audiobook fans this one's for you! I've found the perfect voice for In the Reins. Over the last few months, I've been reviewing the chapters AND they sound amazing! I'm proud to announce that the audiobook is available now. Please enjoy a preview in this blog post and sample the first FIVE chapters featuring the fabulous voice of Ms. Amanda Lamb. ❤️ Yeehaw!
Now there's an easy way to fit more reading into your busy schedule. Whether you're commuting, exercising, or even doing housework, any time is a good time to listen to an audiobook. In the Reins, written by equine author Carly Kade and narrated by Amanda Lamb, is now available in audiobook format on Audible, iTunes and Amazon.
"It was a thrill to bring In the Reins to life as an audiobook. Finding the characters’ voices was a joy, and I’m excited that this book is only the first time we get to meet this colorful set of characters,” said Amanda Lamb, narrator of In the Reins. “Carly paints such a beautiful picture in her equestrian romance novel. It was a true privilege to be on the In the Reins team.”
Sample the 1st FIVE chapters NOW!
Set in modern Western culture, In the Reins is the story of a city-girl-gone-country, a handsome cowboy and a Paint Horse brought together by fate. The leading lady's journey of self-discovery begins when she unexpectedly falls for the enigmatic Quarter Horse trainer, and then grapples with who he really is, where he goes when he disappears, and what it is that everyone doesn't want her to know about him.
A book with a left hook, readers ride along as the wannabe cowgirl learns whether or not the man, harboring a deeply guarded secret, can open himself up to the woman sitting in the saddle beside him. Romantic and suspenseful, In the Reins captures the struggle between letting life move forward and shying away from taking the reins.
Praise for EQUUS Film Festival Literary Award winner for Best Western Fiction and two-time Feathered Quill Book Award winner In the Reins:
"If you love horse stories and are looking for a book to draw you into its pages and not let go until that last page is read, check out In the Reins – you won't be disappointed." – Feathered Quill book reviews
"In the Reins, by new author Carly Kade, has it all: new beginnings, fun characters, beautiful horses, and plenty of enticing, steamy scenes at the stable!" – Maryland Equestrian book review
" ... if you’re tired of waiting around and hoping for some tall-dark-and-handsome mystery cowboy to jingle his spurs on into your barn (and, believe it or not, that was NOT intended to be a metaphor for anything), go ahead and pick up a copy of In the Reins
"A book that will feel like coming home, complete with a sexy cowboy, a strong female lead, and beautiful horses." – Heather and Horses book reviews (5 out of 5 horseshoes)
"I highly recommend this book to all fellow equestrians, no matter your discipline! I may primarily ride English, but I have a cowgirl heart and this book definitely calls to it." – Booking Around book reviews
In the Reins Book Trailer
A city-girl-gone-country, a handsome cowboy and a horse meet by fate on a southern farm. She's looking for a fresh start and unexpectedly falls for the mysterious cowboy. But can a man with a deeply guarded secret open himself up to the wannabe cowgirl in the saddle next to him?
Deeply romantic and suspenseful, In the Reins captures the struggle between letting life move forward and shying away from taking the reins. Passionate, captivating, and full of equine epiphanies, this is a love story sure to touch your inner cowgirl.
Cowboy Away, In the Reins Sequel Book Trailer
Cowboy Away, the highly anticipated sequel to In the Reins, an EQUUS Film Festival Literary Award winner for Best Western Fiction and two-time Feathered Quill Book Award recipient, follows horse trainer McKennon Kelly as he hits the road with nothing but his memories, a pistol and hope to put his demon to rest. He's a cowboy caught between his present and his past who learns that sometimes one has to go backwards in order to go forward.
In the follow-up to In the Reins, readers start exactly where the first book left off, take a deep dive into the history of the Green Briar gang, meet some new characters, and follow the enigmatic Quarter Horse trainer into his tumultuous past.
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Carly Kade writes for anyone who loves horses, handsome cowboys and a great romance. Creative writing makes her spurs jingle!
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