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Are you a fickle reader?

Are eBook readers fickle during the languid, perfect-for-reading summer months? I’ve heard rumors alluding to such a theory but haven’t quite embraced it yet. Some authors believe there is a slump from June through August, even though vacation promotion photos arguably include a chaise lounge, umbrella and a book.

Ah . . .  a book. As in print published book. To be quite honest, I’m not sure I’ve seen a photo of someone lounging by the pool with an eReader unless it was a promotion by the device manufacturer.  Perhaps there’s a shred of truth to this theory, after all. Could fans of digitally published works subscribe to the archaic belief that summer reads can only be perused by flipping a page made of fiber and ink?

I’m not going to dispute the pro’s and con’s of print versus digital. That topic has been discussed at length by people more knowledgeable and factually informed than me. I personally believe print and digital can coexist amicably.

If you are one of those readers who absolutely MUST have a paper book in your hands while soaking up a few rays of summer, so be it. But when the first chill of autumn chases you to a cozy chair beside the fireplace, pick up your eReader and enjoy a clever tale while toasting your toes in the warm glow from the hearth.

And what better time to stock up for those wintry days when travel is inhibited than right now at the Book Lover’s Buffet Vacation Getaway. Just because there’s a 99 cent sale going on (through the 22nd) doesn’t mean you have to read them NOW. The concept is to save now and read later. With over 180 titles by some of the best Indie authors out there, you’re certain to find a few intriguing stories to add to your TBR database.

Go ahead. Load up your eReader. Pretend you’re a squirrel preparing diligently for next season when these same titles will be priced considerably higher. And if you sneak in a read or two during the summer, I won’t tell a soul. It will be our secret! (And if you happen to participate and win a prize as part of the great contests, my lips will remain sealed-unless you win one of the gift cards or books in my giveaway. Then I’ll shout it at the top of my lungs!)


Spring Break Must Reads – Day 5

7 books in 7 days . . . .Spring Break Must Reads!

Day 1 – Her Highland Champion by Alexa Bourne

Day 2 – Moonlight on the Nantahala by Micheal Rivers

Day 3 – Legends of Tsalagee by Phil Truman

Day 4 – Two Moons of Sera by Pavarti K Tyler

Day 5 – Mending Fences by Lucy Francis

I ran across this release while perusing the Kindle lists for a contemporary romance. I looked at Ms. Francis bio and it appears this might be her debut novel. If so, give the lady a round of applause. Very well written. Good plot. Flows nicely. Evoked a sigh at the end (always a good sign for a romance.)

Last I checked, Mending Fences is garnering rave reviews by other readers. It maintains a solid ranking in the Kindle store as well as contemporary romance. Another good sign.

The story follows a typical romance formula. Curran Shaw is a rich CEO, hiding from an infamous past at his ranch in the Utah mountains. Victoria Linden is healing from an abusive relationship in the same area. Both have issues. Both need what the other has to offer but it’s a rocky road getting there.

This is where an excellent writer takes a boring scenario and turns it into pure gold. The characters are well developed with realistic dialogue. Their relationship and healing process, while raw and painful, unfolds in layers like a bud opening to full bloom.

This is the kind of book you want to snuggle up to on a quiet evening with a glass of wine. It’s a good read, and just right for setting a romantic mood with that Spring Break hottie.

Mending Fences by Lucy Francis

The Gatekeeper . . . Now on Amazon

 I’ve been off the grid the past couple of weeks finishing my new sexy urban paranormal – The Gatekeeper. This edgy story was so much fun to write. I hope you’ll have as much fun reading it. Here’s the blurb:

Abandoned as an infant, raised among strangers, cursed by mysterious powers she tries to hide, Kylie Baker lives a solitary life – until secrets from the past thrust her headlong into an unfathomable future. She’s the Gatekeeper, guardian to a portal between two worlds, and if a demon Warlord from the other side has his way, all hell’s about to break loose on Earth.

Kylie must locate the one person who can explain what is happening . . . the mother she thought was dead. A shapeshifting warrior and his band of rogue werewolves are determined to keep them apart. Armed only with her instincts and a strange amulet, and befriended by a sexy cowboy and his telepathic dog, Kylie embarks on a passionate quest to find the truth.

Available now on Amazon! Click here for details.