It's a new year, but many of us are probably still in love with the new electronic gadgets we got for Christmas. I, for one, adore my new Toshiba netbook. I saw lots of people in stores during the Christmas shopping season looking at netbooks, Sony Readers, and cell phones that allow you to do just about anything but bring about world peace. And by Christmas 2010, much of this gadgetry will be out of date and we'll all be enamored of some new wondrous piece of tech wizardry. Today's guest, MJ Fredrick, is here today to share her own latest techy love story. Take it away, MJ...
I have a new love...e-books. I know, I know, I publish them, but reading them was always a pain because I’d read them on my computer, which was too much like work. You know, I’d find myself editing or whatever.
But now with the iPhone, I have Stanza and Kindle for iPhone (and I have a ton of free books from them!). I had some books already on the laptop that I loaded onto the phone, and I have to say, it’s really cool. It’s well lit and you can adjust the font, which is the best. Yes, I have to "turn" pages faster, especially because of the small screen, but that doesn't bother me---yet.
There are a few issues, though. The books from The Wild Rose Press didn’t translate well from the computer to the iPhone and instead of listing the author, it lists the editor, I think. Also, the formatting is gone, so there are no paragraphs. Everything just runs together. All but one are novellas, though, so I can deal. Still, a little frustrating.
And while Samhain books are cheap on Kindle, other books aren’t. Some of the books on my wish list are as cheap in e-book as mass market. And you can’t put e-books on the wish list. BUT some books aren’t available as e-books (Stephanie Rowe’s and Elisabeth Naughton’s latest, for example). Now that I’ve found this addiction, I’m reluctant to buy paper.
I’ve not tried Harlequin books from the Web site or My Bookstore and More. Fictionwise uploads the books straight to the iPhone, using eReader, which I love.
Have you tried reading e-books on any mobile devices? Where do you get your e-books? What do you read them on?
Love to read e-books? Or thinking the start of a new century might be the time to take the leap and try one? Why not try out MJ's latest release, Breaking Daylight?
Here's a little about this wonderful romantic adventure story to whet your reading appetite:
Sergeant Alex Shepard is all about getting the job done. That single-minded purpose helps him forget the fact he hates the jungle as he leads his Special Forces team in search of Honduran drug lord Santiago Saldana. His quarry eludes him, but the woman left behind in the compound is the next best thing. Saldana’s mistress—an American woman who clearly puts her own pleasure over right and wrong.
Isabella Canales has been Saldana’s prisoner for four long years. Worse, he’s taken away her most precious possession. Except Alex doesn’t believe a word of it. The clock is ticking, and she’s frantic to do anything to convince him to take her home. Even agree to serve as bait to draw Saldana out.
As they push through the tangled jungle dodging bullets and ambushes, Alex fights his growing respect for Isabella’s determination—and an attraction that’s impossible to resist, whatever she’s done. But Saldana never lets go of what’s his. And betrayal is his deadliest weapon…You can buy Breaking Daylight (as well as her two previous Samhain releases, Hot Shot and Beneath the Surface) at the Samhain Publishing site: http://samhainpublishing.com/authors/m-j-fredrick. You'll notice that Hot Shot is also available in print.
To celebrate her latest release, MJ is doing some giveaways. To one lucky poster today, she'll give away an electronic copy of Beneath the Surface. And for cool giveaways of Bath & Body Works lotions and handmade jewelry, check out her Facebook fan page.
Visit MJ's Web site at http://www.mjfredrick.com/Site/Welcome.html and her fun blog, The Bandwagon, at http://www.marywritesromance.blogspot.com/