Tag: eBooks

Weekend Romance: What I Did For Love by Susan Elizabeth Phillips

Weekend Romance: What I Did For Love by Susan Elizabeth Phillips

I don’t know about you, but I’ve had a pretty stressful week full of headache inducing tech glitches. My absolute favorite way to de-stress is with a good book, which I’m sure you’ve figured out by now.

A great romantic comedy can take your mind off the real world and give you several hours of relaxation. Plus, there are all kinds of studies out there written by smart people showing that the healthy benefits of humor and laughing last for hours and hours. Where do I sign up?






Posted October 5, 2012 by Kimberly in Lazy Day E-Scapes, Romance / 0 Comments
Celebrating Labor Day: Before They Were Full-Time Authors…

Celebrating Labor Day: Before They Were Full-Time Authors…

Where did you work while pursuing your dreams?

To celebrate Labor Day, Open Road Media created this great video where they asked some of their authors how they made a living in the early days of their writing careers. Enjoy!

“From mixing medicines to selling swimming pools, these noteworthy authors – David Corbett, Edna O’Brien, Peter Blauner, Patricia Bosworth, James Salter, Luis J. Rodriguez, and Susan Dunlap – worked in a number of different jobs before dedicating themselves to writing…”






Posted September 1, 2012 by Kimberly in Celebrations / 0 Comments
Giveaway: You Be Sweet by Patsy Caldwell & Amy Lyles Wilson

Giveaway: You Be Sweet by Patsy Caldwell & Amy Lyles Wilson

Labor Day weekend is coming up and if you’re anything like me, you might be looking for some new recipes to share with your friends over the weekend.

So, to help you out, we’re giving away an ebook copy of You Be Sweet: Sharing Your Heart One Down-Home Dessert At A Time by Patsy Caldwell and Amy Lyles Wilson.

Click the blog title for all the details!






Guest Post by Lou Aronica: Differential Equations & Magic Realism

Guest Post by Lou Aronica: Differential Equations & Magic Realism

Today, we are excited to bring you a guest post from Lou Aronica, one of the authors of Differential Equations, where he tells us about the inspiration for the book and more about magic realism. Aronica is a New York Times best selling author and President and Publisher of The Fiction Studio and Publisher of The Story Plant. You can learn more about him here…

Differential Equations, the novel Julian Iragorri and I just published, had numerous sources of inspiration. Julian’s family story was one, as was the fact that both of us had some mind/body experience. Another key source of inspiration were the magic realists. I knew that Julian and I could collaborate well when I learned in our first conversation that both of us considered Gabriel Garcia Marquez’s One Hundred Years of Solitude a favorite novel. Further conversation revealed a shared affection for Isabel Allende, Jorge Amado, and others. I’d wanted to write a magic realist novel for some time, and with Julian I would finally get the chance to do so.






Reading on Vacation & Book Expo America 2012

Reading on Vacation & Book Expo America 2012

What kind of books do you like to read when you travel?

Hubby and I are headed to New York City for Book Expo America. Over the last couple of weeks, I’ve discovered so many books I want to read this Summer and it seems like I’ve been downloading a new book every day to take with us. I’m pretty sure my eReader is just as over-packed as my suitcase!

Here’s a sneak peek at what I’ll be reading and writing about for the next few weeks.






Posted June 3, 2012 by Kimberly in New Releases, Reading / 2 Comments
Book Review: The Abbey by Chris Culver

Book Review: The Abbey by Chris Culver

We have a guest post today from Tammy T., one of my favorite people! Tammy is a fellow book lover and she has a wicked sense of humor. Most days, she’s the one who keeps me sane.

I just finished reading The Abbey by Chris Culver, and I thoroughly enjoyed this novel. It was not what I expected, based on the description given in my e-reader, and I was prepared for it to be an okay read. I decided to give it a try anyway and am so glad that I did.






Posted April 27, 2012 by Kimberly in Book Reviews, Thrillers / 1 Comment
Book Review: The Innocent by David Baldacci

Book Review: The Innocent by David Baldacci

I’ve been a fan of David Baldacci’s books for years, so when I had the opportunity to receive an advanced eBook copy of The Innocent, I jumped at the chance! I’ve especially loved Baldacci’s The Camel Club Series, but was excited to see that The Innocent introduces a new hero to us: Will Robie – an assassin with a moral code.

From the beginning, we follow Will Robie on two missions in Edinburgh and Tangier, the details of which are related in a detached, almost clinical, fashion. Through these missions, we learn Robie believes his handlers when they tell him his targets have done something terrible for which they deserve to die.






Posted April 16, 2012 by Kimberly in Book Reviews, Suspense / 0 Comments
Book Review: The English Assassin by Daniel Silva

Book Review: The English Assassin by Daniel Silva

Regular readers know that I’m working my way through Daniel Silva’s Gabriel Allon series in my own personal reading challenge this year. Book 2 in the series is The English Assassin.

I felt like I got to know Gabriel, and the other recurring characters, a little better this time, but in a completely different setting: Switzerland.

It’s clear from the beginning that Silva has done extensive research into Switzerland’s WWII history…