I’m a January baby, so I’ve just celebrated a birthday–well as much as you can celebrate when you’re on a really restrictive diet due to pesky food allergies. Here’s hoping by next year I’ll know exactly what to avoid so I can actually have some treats!
Anyway, aside from breakfast in bed and having DH cook dinner, best Birthday present ever? Well, now I have a Kindle and I no longer have to squeeze a book into my over-stuffed handbag, it was a substantial voucher to spend on Kindle books, and a couple of others to spend on print books at various stores. Yes, I’ve embraced eBooks with a vengeance, but I’ll never stop my love affair with the printed book. For me, it’s all about having the best of both worlds :)
Speaking of eBooks, I’ve just released another one: Lightning Rider is now available at Smashwords, and will be rolling out to Amazon, B&N, iTunes etc shortly. So if you’re after a novel-length paranormal romance with a sci-fi twist of the “sweeter” variety (i.e. no graphic bedroom scenes), then this could be for you. (For more deets, check out my Books page.)
I first wrote Lightning Rider in 2007 after reading a travel article about slickrock bike tours in Moab, and stats about the high incidence of lightning strikes in Utah. I’ve always loved the concept of Lightning Rider Elementals, (Novik is absolutely my favorite Elemental!) so I figured it was time to dust this story off, spruce it up and put it out there. I hope you’ll feel inclined to give this romance a try and see how my two heroines (one human and one alien) manage to get to happy ever after.
And speaking of independently published eBooks, if you like paranormals, have a thing for less-than angelic angels, and you don’t mind a teenage protagonist, you can’t go past Angelfall (Penryn & the End of Days Book 1) by Susan Ee.
I spotted this book listed on a very well known book review blog, and decided to check it out. To my amazement it had well over 100 5-star reviews on Amazon and was only US$0.99c for the Kindle version. So I grabbed it. And boy, what a terrific read. Very dark, gritty, fast-paced and at times horrifying. Loved every bit of it!
Here’s the blurb straight of the book page on Amazon:
“It’s been six weeks since angels of the apocalypse descended to demolish the modern world. Street gangs rule the day while fear and superstition rule the night. When warrior angels fly away with a helpless little girl, her seventeen-year-old sister Penryn will do anything to get her back.
Anything, including making a deal with an enemy angel.
Raffe is a warrior who lies broken and wingless on the street. After eons of fighting his own battles, he finds himself being rescued from a desperate situation by a half-starved teenage girl.
Traveling through a dark and twisted Northern California, they have only each other to rely on for survival. Together, they journey toward the angels’ stronghold in San Francisco where she’ll risk everything to rescue her sister and he’ll put himself at the mercy of his greatest enemies for the chance to be made whole again.
Recommended for ages 16 and above.”
At the time of publishing this post, Angelfall had 188 5-star reviews, and is still priced at US$0.99c on Amazon US so it’s well worth purchasing. And remember, you don’t have to own a Kindle to read a Kindle book. Just download one of the free Kindle apps for your PC, iThing, Mac or whatever and you’re good to go.
Can’t wait to get my hands on Book 2!
Oh, and a heads up:
I’m gonna be over at Authors Block from Feb 4th to 8th with an interview and a couple of giveaways for one commenter. Up for grabs is an electronic copy of Lightning Rider, and a choice of one of my backlist eBooks.
Hope you’ll pop on over!
Here’s my reading list for January:
- Sushi For Beginners by Marian Keyes
- Wolf Who Rules by Wen Spencer
- Angelfall (Penryn & the End of Days Book 1) by Susan Ee
- Glory In Death by J.D. Robb
- The Blushing Bounder by Meljean Brook**
- Vixen by Jill Myles**
- Kitten-Tiger & the Monk by Carolyn Crane**
- Immortal In Death by J.D. Robb
- The Case of the Flashing Fashion Queen by Norah Wilson
- Baby, It’s Cold Outside by Carly Carson
- Pride’s Run by Cat Kalen
- Rapture In Death by J.D. Robb
- Dragon Blues by Edie Ramer
- One Foot in the Grave by Jeaniene Frost
- Brightest Kind of Darkness by P.T. Michelle/Patrice Michelle
- At Grave’s End by Jeaniene Frost
- Ceremony In Death by J.D. Robb
**Wild & Steamy anthology