Have You Taken the E-Reader Plunge?


Are you an e-reader? Me, too, but I have a confession to make. I resisted for a very long time--mainly because I doubted the technology could live up to the hype. Boy, was I wrong! In 2011, along with almost 15 million others, I purchased an e-reader

I'm now a card carrying convert and advocate. I love the convenience of downloading a book in seconds. I'm excited to discover new authors I would otherwise have missed because of the increasingly limited space on bookshop shelves. I'm reading more than ever, and cherish the portability of my Kindle. Nicknamed 'Threegio', it fits into my purse, weighs less than a paperback, and is thinner than a magazine. Plus, having instant access to my entire personal library is just SO cool!

This literary phenomenon has changed my life in other ways as well. The number one question readers asked in the past was where they could get a print copy of my books. Now, the majority ask if Defending Glory and Frank, Incense and Muriel are available in e-book format.  

Well, YES,  YES, YES and YES!


Suffering from survivor’s guilt and unable to resume his career with the FBI, Mac McKeown moves to northern Minnesota to start over. He discovers the body of his nemesis on Glory Palmer’s property, along with a warning for her to leave while she still can and abandon her dream of building a Christian retreat, His past has come back to haunt him. He vows to keep her safe... but how will he protect his heart?

DEFENDING GLORY, book one of the Piedmont Island Trilogy series, can be downloaded onto your
Kobo, Sony, Nook, or Kindle



What happens when a gullible intellectual reluctantly joins forces the week before Christmas with her sexy high school nemesis, now an even sexier private investigator, to find a missing woman? The stress of the holiday season is enough to frazzle anyone's nerves, but Frank and Muriel must also deal with an embezzler, femme fatale, kidnapper, and of course, Muriel's eccentric family.

FRANK, INCENSE AND MURIEL, book one of the Muriel Reeves Mysteries, received the 2011 Holt Medallion Award of Merit. Download it now onto your Kobo, SonyNook, or Kindle.

Are you an e-reader? What feature do you like best? How has it changed your life?

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18 comments:

  1. I have an acer tablet have more aps to read an ebook than I could possible use. It's great and feels like a real book in my hands, but I still read the old fashioned books too. :)

    Janice~

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    1. I tend to be a one-trick pony, Janice! I read, but have not tried out all of the options available. It always takes me a while to get comfortable with one thing, and then start to explore.

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  2. Followed you from She Writes! My confession: I'm not an e-reader. I just love the physical-ness of books too much. But I will succumb to selling my book as an e-book (and paperback) whenever that time comes (maybe Christmas). :)

    www.andreamiles.com

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    1. This may sound strange, Andrea, but that physical-ness you speak of, I now associate with my Kindle. Perhaps the brain gets it quicker than the heart! Thanks for dropping by, and let me know when your book is released.

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  3. I too love my ereader for all the reasons you stated. I still enjoy reading print books, too, but the 'reader' is so portable and convenient, plus I can make the font bigger so it is easier o the eyes. The only down side is its not as easy to flip back and forth through a book, as I am apt to do...

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    1. You raise a valid con about e-readers, Tracy. Flipping back and forth is a problem. Just the same, I find I'm reluctant to pick up a print book now. It just feels so much more convenient when it's on Threegio!

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  4. I like having my books available to others on e-readers, but I don't have one unless I get to count "Kindle for PC" which sort of gives me a taste of what it's like to read on the screen. So far, I'm not very tempted.

    Malcolm

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    1. I started that way, too, Malcolm. The easy download and access of the Kindle for PC is a good feature, but sitting at the computer to read (after working on it all day) still didn't grab me or change my reading habits.

      Now that I have an ereader, I wonder how I ever survived without it and instead of a luxury it's become a necessity. I suspect I'm not alone!

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  5. My girls both wanted them and then decided they weren't for them, but they are young teen and tween age. My younger daughter's Nook ended up with my husband and he loves it! I plan to get a Kindle, but just haven't done it yet. I think I'll probably be addicted once I make the switch.

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    1. Odds are you will indeed be swayed, Cindy! Happy reading and thanks for dropping by!

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  6. Yes, I took the plunge, kicking and screaming, since my son gave me a Kindle for Christmas even though I'd pledged not to go to the "dark side". I love it now, and while I'll never give up physical books, I love having another avenue for reading. The font-sizing, speed of access and convenience are great. All of my Birder Murder Mystery novels are on ebooks, so it was nice to finally see what it's like to read that way and see what my readers see, too.

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    1. LOL, about the "dark side", Jan because I'm there. If given the choice between an eread and print, my 'Threegio' wins hands down!

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  7. I have a Nook. It was a gift from an author I had been mentoring as a friend over the years. I agree, the convenience of acquiring books is marvelous, and I have acquired a few. (One I bought because it was cheap and I was curious about what this particular author's novels were like. Would never have popped for her book in paper.) But, I've not read that book, nor most of those I have bought for Nook. It's currently in one of my office closets (I'll have to look for it soon and check the battery.) I've only read one complete book on the Nook.

    Probably the main reason is the fact I have little time for pleasure reading,--time lapses between sessions with any book can be long. Therefore I frequently check back in books I am reading to verify the identity of a character or check some other detail I may have forgotten. Not good with an e-reader. And Nook doesn't work for me when I am reading to review. I bookmark places I want to mention, and write paper notes I stick in pages to remind me of a special point.

    So, guess I simply haven't "crossed over" yet. On the other hand, when my husband and I are in our car, we almost always have a recorded book going.

    So, there it is. I'm one of the few who aren't yet frequent e-readers.

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    1. I still think you're in the majority, Radine, but the increase in popularity is growing. One thing I never considered or thought about was page numbers. They're standard in print, yet have been dismissed in ereaders because each reader determines their font size. It's something I never considered before.

      FYI, I keep my Kindle on my nightstand. It's replaced a stack of paperbacks, and my husband, our resident duster, loves the convenience of moving 1 ereader compared to a gazillion books!

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  8. I love my kindle, I was not sure I would enjoy it as much as a stack of paperbacks waiting to be read. I gave each of my children one for xmas and they are also enjoying the portability especially since we all travel frequently. So if you have any doubts think again it is a great way to carry your library wherever you go.

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    1. My husband and I love our Kindles, but our daughter is a die-hard book person. However, she travels so much, the portability feature may just persuade her to give it a try!

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  9. I LOVE my Kindle Fire. If they could make it charge by movement, mine would always be fully charged, since I always have it in my hand. :-)

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    1. Wouldn't that be a great feature?! A self-charging Kindle. :)

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