During the long days of childhood summer, I rode my bike to the library to check out books every week. My Dad insisted that I ride my bike. Okay, now I agree with him that it’s good to get physical and mental exercise. And, no, it’s not more fun to go to work instead of summer camp.:)
From biking miles for a print book, to pushing a button on my Kindle and downloading a book in under a minute, one thing hasn’t changed: I love being transported by a good book. Ebooks and print books are different ways of taking the same journey to another world.
I love Amazon because it’s connected writers and readers in a way never before possible. And if you read my blog, www.splendidsummer.com , you know I’m patriotic. Part of Amazon’s beauty is it’s inherently American. We’ve always been a country without barriers. Amazon offers equal distribution online for all. You can be an independent writer or a publishing house and have the same opportunity to distribute your book on Amazon.
I adore my Kindle. On Kindle, we can read classics for free. If we find an author we like, we can download all her books immediately. And, I suppose we could easily read on Kindle while riding a stationary bike. My Dad would approve:) It might be even be fun to have a Kindle attachment that measures pulse rate. Wouldn’t it be cool to know if an awesome suspense novel could raise your pulse?
But that doesn’t mean a print book can’t still catch my eye:) Ebooks and print books can both deliver a great story. After I wrote Splendid Summer, I couldn’t wait to return to its 1920s world of glamour and mystery. So, I wrote Emeralds, Diamonds, and Amethysts.
In Splendid Summer, the Roaring Twenties are rocking again. Magical White Cat Tatania helps her human operatives solve mysteries without missing a nap. When Grace Wentworth loses her last living relative and all her money, hot Detective and WWI Aviator Jack Brewster gets the case. Grace is learning to lead her own life instead of just following it around. Startled by Grace’s lack of deference to him, Jack recognizes his romantic equal.
Emeralds, Diamonds, and Amethysts is about a secret code. And when a special collection of emeralds, diamonds, and amethysts disappears, Magical White Cat Tatania will direct her human operatives, romantic Roaring Twenties Detectives Grace Wentworth and Jack Brewster to its location without missing a nap. The Roaring Twenties rock again while Grace and Jack romp through another adventure.
I’m going to give away Kindle copies of Splendid Summer and Emeralds, Diamonds, and Amethysts and a $15.00 Amazon gift card to one commenter. Tell me about the most recent book you liked. And did you read it in ebook or print book format? I wish you all splendid summer reading!