Monday, July 25, 2011

Giveaway and Great Review on Bookworm Family

Dragon Stones: Book One of the Dragon Stone Saga, just got a wonderful review on Bookworm Family. The blog is also hosting a giveaway, so if you would like to enter to win a free copy, just go to the blog and leave a comment.

I thoroughly enjoyed this book right from the get-go all the way through to the end. Like Dahlia states below, I don’t really like having to wait for the next book to come out, but I guess that’s the life of getting sucked into a series!! I tend to stay away from many series type books, but I truly enjoyed Dragon Stones and I look forward to the other books in the series ~Bookworm Family

Thank you, Bookworm Family, for the great review!

Saturday, July 23, 2011

Borders is Closing

I was sad to hear that Borders Bookstore filed for bankruptcy this month. A lot of people saw it coming, so it wasn't much of a surprise. The running joke on Facebook is that "Borders was a nice place to hand out and look at books before going home to order them on Amazon."

It's sad but true, as I enjoy the portability of my Kindle more and more, it becomes harder and harder to justify wasting paper for a physical book that will just collect dust in my study. I am taking my new Kindle on vacation and I will enjoy carrying just one slim machine with all my beloved books in it.

As for Barnes and Noble, it seems as though the popularity of the Nook is going to keep them out of trouble for now.

Thursday, July 14, 2011

Another great review on Goodreads

A great new review on Goodreads by Melanie Ray!

"Fantasy is my thing, so I was pleased when I got the chance to review Dragon Stones. This book? Well, I don’t know what to say, I really don’t. I don’t want to say fantastic or awesome, the words don’t have enough meaning. From the start Kristian Alva emerges us into her world. She doesn’t info dump or expect us to pick everything up at once. We start simply, with some people slaying dragons in the intro. Then we leave this scene to our main MC, a 15 year old named Alias and his grandmother Carine. Quaint, some description, quite comfortable. I would say I thought it would be something like a modern Lord of the Rings book. It’s more than Lord of the Rings, this has a lot of that special zing I loved from Harry Potter in it" ~Melanie Ray, Goodreads Review

This review so positive that it just warmed my heart. I love it when I can entertain readers with all the stories that populate my mind. I've met so many great readers so far, and it's only been a month since the release. I just wanted to say thank you for the support.

Sunday, July 10, 2011

Got a Kindle!

I finally got a Kindle! It arrived in on my doorstep yesterday. I spent about an hour learning how to use it, and then realized that I never plugged in the charger all the way, so I got a battery warning (it comes partially charged).

Anyway, it's lovely. I took it with me to the pool today, wrapped in a ziplock bag. My son splashed me with water and it was as right as rain.

I'm currently reading Face the Winter Naked, a wonderful depression-era novel. It's one of the best books I've picked up this year. It's free on Amazon for a limited time, so get it if you like historical fiction. I think you'll like it.

Saturday, July 2, 2011

Cover for Book Two, Return of the Dragon Riders

Defiant Press just released the cover for my second book in the Dragon Stone series, Return of the Dragon Riders: Book Two of the Dragon Stone Saga. The cover illustration was done by Jesselee of Dark Geometry Studios. It's beautiful! Thanks Jesselee.

I'll link to the pre-order page as soon as its available.