Audible acquires two books from debut romance author Leanne Slade

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  • The Rebound is narrated by Bridgerton’s Claudia Jessie
  • Slade’s ‘fresh and fun’ romantic comedies will lead the UK Audible Originals 2023 romance slate

Audible, a world-wide leader in spoken-word entertainment, has acquired two standalone romances from debut author and former radio advertising executive, Leeanne Slade.

Audible acquired World Rights from Rowan Lawton at The Soho Agency. Leeanne’s first title, The Rebound, will be released as an Audible Original title globally in March 2023, with her second title, Told You So, following later in the year.

The Rebound (March 2023) will be narrated by Claudia Jessie, who is best known for playing Eloise Bridgerton in Netflix’s Bridgerton series. The story follows Kitty Harris who thinks she has it all; a stable relationship with long-term boyfriend Archie, a great job at an ad agency, and a comfortable routine including their regular Thursday pizza nights.

That is until one night a diamond ring sitting pretty in her pepperoni ruins everything.

Kitty does not want to get married, not after being caught in the crosshairs of her parent’s destructive divorce. Desperate not to lose Archie altogether, Kitty suggests a summer-long break so she can turn her ‘I don’t’ into ‘I do’.

Could a rebound plan with her impeccably dressed advertising nemesis, Leo Evans, help Kitty face her marriage fears and get her the happy-ever-after she wants with Archie?

Aurelie De Troyer, SVP of International English Content at Audible said: “We are thrilled to be working with Leeanne on The Rebound and Told You So. Listeners will fall in love with Leeanne’s fresh, funny characters and who better to bring Kitty’s adventure to life than a star of the biggest romance show of the moment, Claudia Jessie”.

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About Audible

Audible, an Amazon company, is a leading creator and provider of premium audio storytelling, offering customers a new way to enhance and enrich their lives every day.  Audible.co.uk content includes more than 700,000 audiobooks, podcasts, and Audible Originals. Audible has millions of members around the world who subscribe to one of 10 localised services designed for customers in Australia, Canada, France, Germany, India, Italy, Japan, Spain, the UK, and the US. Audible members download nearly 4 billion hours of content annually and listen across a wide range of supported devices.

About Leeanne Slade

Before becoming a full-time author, Leeanne worked in advertising for some of the UK’s most iconic radio brands. She lives on the south coast of England with her husband and two small children. When she’s not juggling motherhood and a writing career, she’ll probably be watching cooking shows, obsessing over Taylor Swift, or reading romance novels like her life depends on it.

Find her at leeanneslade.com or @leeannesladeauthor on Instagram and TikTok

Leeanne Slade, author of The Rebound said: “Having worked in radio for over a decade, I have such a love and passion for audio, and so Audible feels like the perfect place to launch my writing career. Collaborating with the team has been a dream from start to finish and I’m so excited for them to work their magic with The Rebound and Told You So.”

The Rebound will be available exclusively on Audible in March 2023. It will be free for Audible Plus members, or free to download with Audible’s 30-day trial: www.audible.co.uk