Joe Cosentino

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Interview By: Night Owl Romance

Date: January 01, 2018

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Hi Joe,

Thanks for stopping over today to chat about the making of an audio book edition of "Porcelain Doll". I hear that Derick Snow is your narrator.

What 5 words describe "Porcelain Doll"?

Entertaining, captivating, surprising, addictive, and wonderful

Did you find a narrator for your book or did your publisher (The Wild Rose Press) help / select?

Given the over twenty eccentric and diverse characters in Porcelain Doll, I was seeking a talented chameleon to narrate the audiobook. I came across Derick Snow’s audio book samples and did the happy dance. I was thrilled when he agreed to audition for the audio book, and even more thrilled when I heard his audition. After watching Derick brilliantly play Jim Baker in the REELZ Channel’s Scandal Made Me Famous, I knew I had lucked out with a terrific actor for the audio book. The director of marketing at The Wild Rose Press agreed!

What do you feel is essential in a narrator for your books?

In each case I seek a performer who connects with the humor, drama, mystery, romance, plot twists and turns, clues, secrets, surprises, and shocking endings. I don’t care for narrators who simply read the book. Since I was an actor myself, I prefer a narrator who embodies each character with distinction, and causes the listener to feel as if he/she is watching a movie. Speaking of which, I’ve written a screenplay for Porcelain Doll. Hear that producers?

How long did it take to have your book narrated?

Derick was a real trooper. He worked on the book every day on the road between performing. It took him about two months to complete it.

Will each book be narrated by the same narrator?

There are three more Jana Lane mysteries published by The Wild Rose Press: Satin Doll, China Doll, and Rag Doll. I’ll be discussing that with the director of marketing at The Wild Rose Press soon.

With this being the second book in your Jana Lane mystery series, can listeners also get book one as an audiobook?

Yes. Paper Doll, the first Jana Lane mystery, is available as an audiobook narrated by another terrific performer, Charissa Clark Howe. Get it on Audible

When and where can we get the audio book version of "Porcelain Doll"?

Below is the scoop.

Thanks so much for chatting. It's been a pleasure having you on.

On behalf of Jana, Derick, and myself, thank you, and happy mystery solving!

PORCELAIN DOLL, a Jana Lane mystery by Joe Cosentino, published by The Wild Rose Press

e-book, paperback, and audiobook performed by Derick Snow

The Wild Rose Press Book Page

Barnes and Noble

Is art imitating life in 1982? Jana Lane, ex-child star, is doing a comeback film about murder. When a crew member is killed on the set, it looks like Jana could be next. Thickening the plot is Jana’s breathtakingly handsome and muscular leading man, Jason Apollo, whose boyish, southern charms have aroused Jana’s interest on screen and off. Will Jana and Jason stop the murderer before the final reel, or end up on the cutting room floor in this fast-paced whodunit with a shocking ending?

Praise for PORCELAIN DOLL, the second Jana Lane mystery:

“Porcelain Doll is Joe Cosentino at his finest. We are drawn back to the fashions and attitudes of the 1980's in a character-driven story full of intrigue and passion." Kirsty Vizard, Divine Magazine

“Beautifully written and intensely detailed, Porcelain Doll is one not to be missed. Flirtatiously decadent with a strong moral undertone, set in a decade of extraordinary social change this is a story of its period that is as poignant today as it was then. Joe Cosentino controlled the emotions that the book encouraged with a deft but delicate touch. Suspenseful and mysterious, Porcelain Doll is a masterful creation, one that was impossible not to be affected by.” Carol Fenton, BooksLaidBare Reviews

“Murder, mystery, and suspense are high inside of this brilliant masterpiece by Joe Cosentino…Every page fills the readers with intrigue…Edge of your seat mystery that lures readers instantly…Once you read it, you can't put it down.” Urban Book Reviews

“great climax” “80s film thriller” “really did tick all the boxes for me” “he’s (Joe Cosentino’s) definitely someone to look at” “great mystery thriller!” BewitchedBooks

“If you like a fun cozy mystery, suspense, humor, and all-around clean and sexy fun, this is for you.” Cathy Brockman Romance

“Porcelain Doll hooks from the start with characters behaving badly, all of whom have life-changing secrets...The story includes a nice arc, well-developed characters, and a few unexpected surprises.” InD’tale Magazine

“What a delight! A fun mystery that takes place in the 1980s with a range of engaging characters and a strong heroine….Jana is the perfect heroine for a mystery….A must-read for mystery lovers! Porcelain Doll is charming with a great insight to the rise and fall of stardom, and with a twist at the end I honestly didn’t see coming.” Readers’ Favorite

Cover Artist: Debbie Taylor | Heat Level: Sensual, PG-13

Bestselling author Joe Cosentino won Divine Magazine’s awards for best mystery novel, best humorous novel, and best contemporary novel of 2015. He is the author of the Jana Lane mysteries: Paper Doll, Porcelain Doll, Satin Doll, China Doll and Rag Doll (The Wild Rose Press); the Nicky and Noah mysteries: Drama Queen, Drama Muscle, Drama Cruise (Lethe Press), Drama Luau, Drama Detective; the Cozzi Cove beach series: Cozzi Cove: Bouncing Back, Cozzi Cove: Moving Forward, Cozzi Cove: Stepping Out, Cozzi Cove: New Beginnings (NineStar Press); and the romance novellas: In My Heart/An Infatuation & A Shooting Star, the Bobby and Paolo Holiday Stories: A Home for the Holidays and The Perfect Gift, and The Naked Prince and Other Tales from Fairyland (Dreamspinner Press). As an actor, he has appeared in principal roles in film, television, and theatre opposite stars such as Bruce Willis, Rosie O’Donnell, Nathan Lane, Holland Taylor, and Jason Robards. Joe is currently Head of the Department/Professor at a college in upstate New York, and is happily married.





Book Library

  • The First Noel The First Noel
  • The Bobby and Paolo Holiday Stories The Bobby and Paolo Holiday Stories
  • Cozzi Cove Cozzi Cove
  • Drama Fraternity Drama Fraternity
  • The Perfect Gift The Perfect Gift
  • Drama Luau Drama Luau
  • Cozzi Cove: New Beginnings Cozzi Cove: New Beginnings
  • Cozzi Cove Cozzi Cove
  • Rag Doll Rag Doll
  • China Doll China Doll
  • Satin Doll Satin Doll
  • Cozzi Cove: Moving Forward Cozzi Cove: Moving Forward
  • Cozzi Cove: Bouncing Back Cozzi Cove: Bouncing Back
  • Porcelain Doll Porcelain Doll
  • The Naked Prince and Other Tales from Fairyland The Naked Prince and Other Tales from Fairyland
  • Drama Muscle Drama Muscle
  • A Home For The Holidays A Home For The Holidays
  • A Shooting Star A Shooting Star
  • Drama Queen Drama Queen
  • Paper Doll Paper Doll
  • An Infatuation An Infatuation