Sunday, November 18, 2007

So Excited!

That is a good book which is opened with expectation and closed with profit. ~ Amos Bronson Alcott

First off, I got my first spam comment since ending the word verification on the comments of my blog. If it happens again, it'll go back up (as much as I hate to do it because I, personally, hate typing them in).

Second... I'm excited! There is a very, very, very good chance I'm going to get to site down and have a cup of coffee with Michele today! We live a few hours apart and have wanted to get together but kids and jobs and life have interferred. But, now, VERY spur-of-the-moment, something came up that is getting her to my neck of the woods (albeit the farthest south neck!), so we may have an hour or two to gab. Judy, we wish you were closer!


So, I know reading eBooks can be tough. I've read around the blogosphere that many folks just don't like to do it -- they like the feel of a book in their hands, or their eyes don't take to staring at the computer, or the want to be able to take it with them in their purse. And while I agree to a point (I'm asking Santa for an eBookwise for Christmas to help with that last point), I also like how inexpensive they are -- makes me more inclined to try new authors. AND, I like the idea of an eBook reader loaded up with a ton of books to take places (especially on vacations -- no more carting around heavy books!).

Still, regardless of which camp you fall in, I have a couple of reading suggestions for you. I can recommend these stories from The Wild Rose Press:

Five-year-old sisters Boo and Lindy want a daddy – and anything goes in their quest, including a secret spell known only to the twins. On a lonely country road, Chad Applegate appears out of nowhere to help the girls and their mother rescue an injured dog. Robin Harmon's stubborn independence and breathtaking curves mesmerize the handsome pumpkin farmer, and her daughters charm him. They, in turn, are fascinated by his tales of pumpkin magic.

Despite Chad's captivating blue eyes and tender kisses, Robin cannot believe his happily-ever-after promises. Experience has proven those kinds of dreams never come true. Will Robin deny the possibility of forever or will her daughters' daddy spell work its magic?

This is a sweet story and a steal! No, it's not a literary treasure, but it's well-written and highly enjoyable. It's 219 pages long, and only $3.50 for an eBook (AND it's also available in print, if you'd prefer). I even have to admit to getting a bit choked up at the very satisfying Happy-Ever-After.


Becky Richardson’s motto is love ‘em and leave ‘em. The only man she trusts is her best friend Louie, the local computer shop owner and resident geek. When a mysterious man shows up at a masquerade ball and sweeps her off her feet, will she remember that men are good for only one thing or will she let down her guard and open her heart?

Louie Hanson has adored Becky since they were in junior high. He lives under no illusion that the former prom queen will ever see him as anything but her geeky friend. In disguise he arrives at the Valentine’s Day Ball and manages to take her breath away. Now he’s playing a dual role, knowing when she finds out it will be the end of any hope for a relationship with her and the friendship they once shared. How could he ever have thought this was a good idea? How can he stop fulfilling every one of his own fantasies by having Becky in his arms?

Hot, hot, hot! And so well-written. A wondeful read from first to last page...only $5.00 for the eBook (and also available in print, if you're interested).

And, no, in case you're wondering -- the author's didn't pay me for these endorsements! LOL...


I got a set of interview questions from Jen, and am working on answering them. I'll hopefully have an interview with ME (*G*) tomorrow. Hope it doesn't bore you to tears!


You Are a Chocolate Cheesecake

Rich and greedy, you're attracted to the dark side of life.
Nothing ever quite satisfies your inner beast. And somehow, people find that sexy.

Okay... that totally made me laugh.



Allie Boniface said...

That's so cool that you and Michele are getting together! Make sure to take pictures!!

Dru said...

That is great that you're meeting Michele. Have fun!

What I like most about some of the ebooks that I've read were that they were inexpensive and had very few pages and it inttroduced me to new authors I would not have known otherwise.

I'm a Brownie Cheesecake

A little chunky and a little gooey, you pretty much run on sugar!
You take hedonism to the extreme.. And people love you for it.

and I don't like cheesecake.

Enjoy your Sunday.

Tori Lennox said...

I'm a Brownie Cheesecake

A little chunky and a little gooey, you pretty much run on sugar!
You take hedonism to the extreme.. And people love you for it.

I don't know whether to be offended or laugh. *g*

Jen of A2eatwrite said...

This is funny, Marianne, because my blog entry today was two excellent stories I read this weekend - "The Christmas Curse" and Nightswimming by Rebecca James. I finally had time to read both. LOVED Christmas Curse, as I hope you read in my e-mail. And on the blog, of course, I sent linky love to your TWRP page for sales.


Brandy said...

So cool that you and Michele were able to meet!
The stories sound cute, thanks for "talking" about them.

Oh, and I'm a Brownie Cheesecake. *g* Since I adore cheesecake, I'll take it! *G*

Have a peaceful evening!

Diane Craver said...

Thanks for the short story recommendations. Ebooks and short stories in ebook format are great, especially when it's late at night and you want something instantly to read. Talk about convenient...but I have to read my ebook material from my laptop or print the pages off which I've done a lot. Maybe I'll get a reader in the future.

Melissa said...

Hope you had fun with your friend!