The Heiress and the Orc: Now in audio!

I’m delighted to announce that The Heiress and the Orc‘s audiobook is now available on Amazon and Audible! 🥳

Our narrator is once again the absolutely brilliant Shane East, who did a spectacular job bringing our sultry, smooth-talking Natt to life. 😈

The audiobook is over 17 hours long (!!!) with alllllll our Grisk sugar and spice, and so many of our familiar friends! 🥰

The Heiress and the Orc is available only from Audible. If you’re new to Audible, see below for more details on how to order and enjoy!

I remain very grateful to Podium Audio for making these audiobooks possible! 💚

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Other purchase links: Amazon.ca | Amazon.co.uk | Amazon.com.au


Meet narrator Shane East!

Brit voice actor Shane East is a completely brilliant audiobook narrator, and I was so delighted when I learned he’d be narrating the Orc Sworn series! Shane was kind enough to take some time to answer a few questions for me about his process, what inspires his delicious orc voices, and more!

An interview with Shane East!

Listen to a sample!


New to Audible? Here’s how to get this book!
  • The audio for The Heiress and the Orc is available exclusively on Audible. You can purchase and download Audible books without an Audible subscription, but it’s almost always cheaper to sign up for a subscription (even if it’s just for one month).
  • Regardless if you choose to pay for a subscription, you’ll need to make an account with Audible via the app. The app makes it very easy to access the audio, as it downloads it directly onto your phone.
  • Audible Premium Plus subscriptions are $14.95/month USD, and give you 1 credit per month. This credit allows you to download any book in the store, and it’s yours to keep even if you cancel your subscription (it will always be stored in the app).
  • You can purchase an audiobook on Audible without a subscription; however, you’ll be paying full price for it. In the vast majority of cases, this is far more expensive than $14.95. The subscription essentially allows you to purchase one audiobook a month for $14.95 (which is usually a heavily discounted rate).

To learn more or sign up for Audible, click here!

An interview with Shane East, narrator of The Lady and the Orc!

Shane East, narrator and voice actor

Brit voice actor Shane East is a completely brilliant audiobook narrator, and I was so delighted when I learned he’d be narrating The Lady and the Orc!

After he finished recording the book, he was kind enough to sit down and answer a few questions for me about the process, the book, and what inspired his delicious Grimarr voice!


Finley: In the books, Grimarr’s voice is very distinctive. How did you decide on his voice for the audiobook? 

Shane: So typically, I’ll start by browsing through the book and looking at the author’s character notes. That helps to build the character in my mind’s eye. 

Different pieces also have different demands — obviously this isn’t a horror book, so the orcs cannot sound as if they’re terrifying! There has to be some human element to them, and our Lady has to fall in love with Grimarr, and be won over by him. 

Grimarr also needed to be a sustainable voice. These are long books, so I couldn’t choose a voice that was going to be too difficult for me to maintain and have conversations with. 

I’ve also had a lot of experience with accents, and particularly over the last couple of years with these Scandinavian inspired accents. I wanted to bring that kind of deepness and that ability to sound kind of scary, but also still have listeners be able to fall in love with him. 

You created voices for multiple orcs throughout the book, including Sken, John, Kesst, and Efterar. How did you decide on those?

Again, I decide those based on browsing the book, and going by the character notes. That’s why as a narrator, I’m quite insistent on trying to get as much information from authors as I can, especially on a long series — I want to know how the characters are going to develop, and what their underlying traits are. 

So then I try and incorporate that in — whether that means they’re very stoic, and they keep to themselves, or if they can be quite gruff, but underneath there’s some softness. Or if they’re more of a joker type, or if they’re the younger brother or the older brother. 

And then, within that realm, I’ll add in maybe more huskiness to one voice, or more up-and-down lyricism if someone is a bit more animated and jokey. Or if they’re not animated, then they might have the lowest voice of the group, without too much inflection. 

So all of that comes into play, and then it’s there in the writing as well.

How do you keep all the characters straight? 

I think that’s just from thousands of hours in this box! You kind of just learn where they sit in your voice. I don’t really know how else to describe it… it’s sort of like a muscle memory. 

How do you prepare for a project like this?

Beyond what I’ve already said, I actually have somebody prepare the manuscript. They will go through and highlight the different characters, so that when I’m browsing through the book and then when I’m recording, I have a visual reference. So on the page I’ll see the lines are in blue for that character, green for that one, yellow for that one. That’s very helpful to me, and saves me a lot of time!

So by the time I come to the booth, I’ve already done all that preparation, and have that in my head, working away. And then you just shut that door and press record, and off you go! And it all comes together — through the performance, you’ll get the nuances and the subtleties and the writing. All the bits and pieces will come through.

How do you prepare for each recording session? Do you have specific rituals or processes? 

No, I just tend to do a bunch of mouth exercises, because like any muscle or part of your body, you need to warm it up, get it going! I can’t just jump in there and start doing page after page, and get my mouth around all the words… I need to get my tongue and lips and all of that moving and awake before I sit in the booth.

Were there any parts of this book that were particularly fun for you to record?

I did like the banter between Grimarr and Jule. I liked that play of how they came together, and how we got to see the side of Grimarr that was more fun. He wasn’t just this scary beast — there was also a human side of him. And then they started to get comfortable, and they would joke between them and poke fun with each other. 

Did you find any parts of this book difficult to record? 

I do find when you’ve got voices that are so strong and based very low, action scenes can get tricky — or they can just be quite taxing, I should say. They flow just the same, but at the end of it, you sort of say, “Okay, it’s time for a good 20-minute tea break!”

Thank you so much for this, Shane! You did such a spectacular job on this book!

Thank you! I look forward to the next one! 

More about The Lady and the Orc audiobook!

The Lady and the Orc is available in audio now!
Get on Amazon.com

Other purchase links: Amazon.ca | Amazon.co.uk | Amazon.com.au

The Lady and the Orc is now available in audio!

I’m so delighted to announce that The Lady and the Orc is now available in audio, with narration by the completely spectacular Shane East!

We finally get to hear all our favourite orcs’ voices come to life, plus all the sexy, angsty adventure that leads to Jule and Grimarr’s happily ever after. Shane has given us an incredible performance, and it’s over 14 HOURS of delicious orc goodness!

The Lady and the Orc is available only from Audible. If you’re new to Audible, see below for more details on how to order and enjoy!

A huge thank-you to Podium Audio for making this audiobook possible!

Get on Amazon.com

Other purchase links: Amazon.ca | Amazon.co.uk | Amazon.com.au


Meet narrator Shane East!

Brit voice actor Shane East is a completely brilliant audiobook narrator, and I was so delighted when I learned he’d be narrating The Lady and the Orc!

After Shane finished recording the book, he was kind enough to sit down and answer a few questions for me about the process, the book, and what inspired his delicious Grimarr voice!

An interview with Shane East!

Listen to a sample!


New to Audible? Here’s how to get this book!
  • The audio for The Lady and the Orc is available exclusively on Audible. You can purchase and download Audible books without an Audible subscription, but it’s almost always cheaper to sign up for a subscription (even if it’s just for one month).
  • Regardless if you choose to pay for a subscription, you’ll need to make an account with Audible via the app. The app makes it very easy to access the audio, as it downloads it directly onto your phone.
  • Audible Premium Plus subscriptions are $14.95/month USD, and give you 1 credit per month. This credit allows you to download any book in the store, and it’s yours to keep even if you cancel your subscription (it will always be stored in the app).
  • You can purchase an audiobook on Audible without a subscription; however, you’ll be paying full price for it. In the vast majority of cases, this is far more expensive than $14.95. The subscription essentially allows you to purchase one audiobook a month for $14.95 (which is usually a heavily discounted rate).

To learn more or sign up for Audible, click here!

The Governess and the Orc: Coming this fall!

I’m SO excited to announce our next Orc Sworn book! It’s called The Governess and the Orc, and it’s been such a blast to write so far! We’ll have…

  • An infuriating, arrogant orc thief (a.k.a. Kesst’s long-lost brother Rathgarr)
  • proud, stubborn governess
  • An INTENSE fake relationship (how DOES one trick those clever orc noses, anyway…)
  • Leading to… plenty of hate-fun in the bedroom (and out)
  • All our familiar friends! Drama in the Ash-Kai clan! A Ka-esh who’s a terrible Ka-esh (except in THAT way)! And so much more!

Release date is currently November 4, 2022, but I hope to move it earlier — please stay tuned!


He’ll make all her dreams come true… but only if she can pretend to love him.

In a realm of orcs and powerful men, Geva Okoro is a proud, impoverished governess, trapped in a dismal, dead-end post — until the day the orc breaks in.

He’s a huge, insolent, arrogant brute, swaggering with smooth, shameless wickedness. But unlike the orcs from the terrifying tales, he only wants one thing from Geva…

Her employers’ gold.

There’s no escaping his devious clutches, and soon a furious Geva is reduced to raiding her employers’ house with an orc. Compromising her career, and destroying all her dreams… until the orc proposes another shocking scheme.

He’ll split the day’s plunder with her — if she’ll pretend to be his mate. For one month. At Orc Mountain.

Sharing his rooms.
Smiling sweetly at his side.
Smelling all over of his deep, decadent scent…

He’s offering more wealth than Geva’s ever dreamt of, but there’s no way she can trust this treacherous thief… can she? Let alone convince all of Orc Mountain that she loves him?!

And surely, even her best play-acting would never start to feel real… or win over an orc’s cold, broken heart?

_____________________

An angsty, full-length, enemies to lovers fantasy romance. Comes after The Maid and the Orcs, but also reads as a standalone. Happily ever after guaranteed.

Pre-order on Amazon.com

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The Sins of the Orc: Available now! 

The Sins of the Orc is out now, and available for purchase and KU borrowing on Amazon! This book is Kesst and Efterar’s origin story, and it’s a dark, spicy novella with hate at first sight, hurt/comfort, size difference, and lots of 😈 and healing.

★ “This was fire. Absolute fire … something special beyond words.”  —Romantically Inclined Reviews
★ “It was tender, it was heartbreaking, it was HOT. What else could you ask for while taking another visit to Orc Mountain?” —The Book Type 
★ “I laughed, I cried, I swooned, all in all a lovely read.” —Author Bevin Shea 
★ “Both heart wrenching and beautiful.” —The Lady and the Book
★ “Get some water and a fan, because you’re going to need it.” —Lady with a Quill 


He’s fallen too far to save… but his enemy is going to try. 
Finley Fenn - The Sins of the Orc

In a world of warring orcs and men, Kesst of Clan Ash-Kai is a pawn. A pretty, pliant plaything, bound to the cruelest orcs in the realm. 

Until the new healer storms in. 

He’s huge, hostile, and hideous, with a powerful scarred body and terrifying ancient magic. And it only takes one disastrous meeting before he and Kesst are bitter enemies, and Kesst vows to see the vile brute destroyed…

And then a sudden, deadly attack hurls his helpless body straight at the healer’s feet. 

Kesst fully expects to be mocked, belittled, abandoned to his doom — but instead, his new enemy picks him up.
Soothes his wounds. 
And carries him home… 

Soon Kesst is trapped in a tiny sickroom beneath Orc Mountain, caught in the thrall of the healer’s impossible magic. In the surprising gentleness of his touch. In the strength of his stubborn, seductive safety… 

But with his horrid handlers close on their scent, Kesst can’t possibly be falling for his forbidden foe… can he? Can a healer save him from his sins… or destroy him?

A dark, angsty, MM fantasy romance novella. Comes before the Orc Sworn series, but also reads as a standalone. Happily ever after guaranteed.

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Coming soon: The Sins of the Orc

Kesst’s book is now up for pre-order, and it’s coming June 3! 

It’s called The Sins of the Orc, and tells the steamy, angsty tale of how Orc Mountain’s snarky storyteller first found love (and sexy satisfaction) 😈 with a huge, hideous, horribly ill-mannered healer. 💚

I originally meant this as a short interlude before Orc Sworn #7 (which IS still coming later this year… stay tuned!), but it really took on a life of its own, and became an entire novella! I truly LOVED writing the origin story of these two, and I hope you enjoy it as much as I have. 🥰



He’s fallen too far to save… but his enemy is going to try. 
Finley Fenn - The Sins of the Orc

In a world of warring orcs and men, Kesst of Clan Ash-Kai is a pawn. A pretty, pliant plaything, bound to the cruelest orcs in the realm. 

Until the new healer storms in. 

He’s huge, hostile, and hideous, with a powerful scarred body and terrifying ancient magic. And it only takes one disastrous meeting before he and Kesst are bitter enemies, and Kesst vows to see the vile brute destroyed…

And then a sudden, deadly attack hurls his helpless body straight at the healer’s feet. 

Kesst fully expects to be mocked, belittled, abandoned to his doom — but instead, his new enemy picks him up.
Soothes his wounds. 
And carries him home… 

Soon Kesst is trapped in a tiny sickroom beneath Orc Mountain, caught in the thrall of the healer’s impossible magic. In the surprising gentleness of his touch. In the strength of his stubborn, seductive safety… 

But with his horrid handlers close on their scent, Kesst can’t possibly be falling for his forbidden foe… can he? Can a healer save him from his sins… or destroy him?

A dark, angsty, MM fantasy romance novella. Comes before the Orc Sworn series, but also reads as a standalone. Happily ever after guaranteed.

Pre-order on Amazon.com

Other store links: Amazon.ca | Amazon.co.uk | Amazon.com.au

The Maid and the Orcs is out now!

The Maid and the Orcs is available now! Find out how a down-on-her-luck housemaid meets the sweetest orc in all the mountain… and his FURIOUS mate, who’s going to put her firmly in her place. 😈😈😈


She’s fallen for an angel… but he’s mated to a monster.

In a realm of orcs and powerful men, housemaid Alma Andersson is drowning — in grief, debt, and drudgery. And when her awful employer makes his darkest demand yet, she flees for the forest, and tumbles toward her doom…

Until she’s snatched to safety by a huge, vicious green beast. An orc.

He’s utterly terrifying, with his towering bulk, sharp teeth, and deadly black claws — but his touch is gentle, and his eyes are kind. And his scent is a deep, decadent sweetness, sparking a furious flame between them…

But it’s only more disaster, because Alma’s shy, soft-hearted rescuer is already mated… to another orc.

LEARN MORE HERE!

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Orc Sworn paperbacks now available!

I’m thrilled to announce that Orc Sworn paperbacks are now available at multiple retailers! Each paperback includes the full book, PLUS books 2-6 each include the bonus epilogue! 💚

HOW TO BUY IN THE US
Buy at Barnes & Noble Buy on Amazon.com Buy on Bookshop.org
HOW TO BUY IN CANADA
Buy at Chapters/Indigo Buy on Amazon.ca
HOW TO BUY IN THE UK
Buy on Waterstones.com Buy on Amazon.co.uk
HOW TO BUY IN AUSTRALIA
Buy on Booktopia Buy on Amazon.com.au

IMPORTANT: BUYING ON AMAZON OUTSIDE THE US

Please note that at international stores, sometimes Amazon has been showing reseller links as the base purchase option, at ridiculous prices!

To make sure you get the best price available on Amazon, PLEASE only purchase the version of the paperback that’s sold AND fulfilled by Amazon. You may need to do a bit of digging for this. On desktop, there’s usually a link beneath the “paperback” button with more options, and on mobile, you may need to look for the “other sellers on Amazon” link.

Another note: it may say that the “sold by Amazon” paperbacks are out of stock… but since these are being printed on demand, they’re therefore not actually “in stock” to begin with. If you order, they should still ship normally, though it may take some extra time to print the book.

Thank you so much! I really hope you enjoy them! 🥰

The Maid and the Orcs: Pre-order now!

My newest Orc Sworn book is now available to pre-order! After many, many requests, we’re finally getting to the tale of Baldr and Drafli… and the woman who’s going to rock their world. 😉

This one is a TOTAL angst-fest, and features:

  • a sweet, shy, down-on-her-luck heroine, who had NO intention of coming between these intimidating orcs
  • a lovestruck but ever-faithful Baldr, who’s determined to keep his vows to his mate
  • a deeply enraged Drafli, who’s about to start rampaging at any moment (while pretending he’s FINE)
  • a sly, snarky Kesst, who’s here to dig up ALL the Ash-Kai drama
  • our gruff healer Efterar, who’s just trying to stay out of this damned mess
  • cameos from all our favourite friends! Including dogs, orclings, and the Grisk storage-room 😀

It’s been so much fun to write so far, and I can’t wait to share it with you! And I do plan to move this release date earlier, so please stay tuned to my newsletter for updates.

And if MMF stories aren’t your thing, please rest assured that I’m still returning to MF for the next one (I already have SO many plans). Thanks so much for reading!


The Maid and the Orcs

She’s fallen for an angel… but he’s mated to a monster.

In a realm of orcs and powerful men, housemaid Alma Andersson is drowning — in grief, debt, and drudgery. And when her awful employer makes his darkest demand yet, she flees for the forest, and tumbles toward her doom…

Until she’s snatched to safety by a huge, vicious green beast.

An orc.

He’s utterly terrifying, with his towering bulk, sharp teeth, and deadly black claws — but his touch is gentle, and his eyes are kind. And his scent is a deep, decadent sweetness, sparking a furious flame between them…

But it’s only more disaster, because Alma’s shy, soft-hearted rescuer is already mated… to another orc. A tall, silent, snarling monster named Drafli, who loathes Alma on sight, and clearly longs for her death.

Yet Drafli will do anything for his sweet mate, even if it means tolerating a weak, worthless human. So he makes Alma a cold, calculated offer: he’ll share his mate with her… but only on his terms.

He wants her silence.
Her surrender.
Her servitude.

And with Alma’s fate firmly in Drafli’s ruthless hands, how can she face her own dark desires — or all the secrets hidden behind Orc Mountain’s walls? Can a lost, lonely housemaid come between two orcs… without being crushed?

A dark, angsty, full-length, enemies to lovers fantasy romance. Comes after The Midwife and the Orc, but also reads as a standalone. Happily ever after guaranteed.

Please note that this release date will likely be moved earlier! For updates, please sign up to my newsletter here.

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