An Ode to eBooks…
I'm excited to be here on the Secrets of a Book Lover blog! Thanks for having me…
I've been a book lover ever since I could read. Our local library used to have a 3 item limit to check out books, but they gave me a special red card so I had permission to check out 10 items at a time. (I thought I was hot stuff, lemme tell ya!)
I love scanning book covers, reading blurbs, and finding new authors or a new series. But I have a secret to share…
I'm desperately in love with my Kindle! *insert B-movie horror scream*
My Kindle affair started a year ago. My Mom got me a Kindle for my birthday. I was very curious about the “eBook craze”, but I was fairly certain I would only use the Kindle for books that were only available in eBook format.
But once I started reading on it, I fell in love. The type was larger, I read faster, I never lost my place or had to hunt for something to mark my pages, and it was completely hands-free. I think it was the hands-free that ended up winning me over.
Since I write at night, my only reading time is during my lunch hour at work every day. I never realized what a pain it was to keep my book propped open while trying to eat a sandwich! My Kindle eliminated the crazy contortions needed to keep my elbow pressed against the spine of the book to hold it open while I munched my sandwich. Magic! It lies on the table, with its larger font and I just press one button to flip the page.
I was in love.
But for weeks, I felt like I'd gone to the dark side. My love for my kindle was so strong that I downloaded some books into my Kindle that I already owned in paperback on my TBR pile because I knew I'd never again crack open that paperback and do battle while trying to eat my lunch. It took some time before I was able to hold my head high and tell others that “I love reading on my Kindle!”
In fact, now that my first book, Night Walker, has just been released, I get so jazzed that people are buying the eBook that I'm hosting a contest for the month of August for readers to send me pictures of themselves with Night Walker! You can see some of the photos posted here à http://facebook.com/NightSeries
The winner will get a signed poster of the hunky Night Walker cover! Yum! Entries have already started coming in from all over the world… Soooo cool!
The paperback is beautiful too, and I do have one to hold forever, but if I ever read it again, it'll be on my Kindle… LOL
So what about you? Do you have an eReader? Do you love it? Let me know… You secret is safe with me! :)
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Two and a half centuries ago, Calisto Terana lost everything when a zealous priest murdered the woman he loved. Now, desperate for another chance to love her, he wants redemption for the mistake that cost her life.
She’s haunted by dreams of her own death…
After catching her fiance with another woman, Kate Bradley returns to San Diego to clear her head. The last thing she needs is romance, but after meeting Calisto she’s drawn to him in ways she doesn’t understand.
They’ve waited in the shadows for centuries…
Calisto has no doubt Kate is the reincarnation of his lost love, but the Fraternidad Del Fuego Santo has a new watcher with dark ambitions of his own. As old enemies reemerge and a new threat arises, the betrayal that enslaved Calisto to the night might destroy the only woman he’s ever loved again.
About the Author:
Lisa Kessler is an avid reader and writer of dark fiction. Her short stories have been published in print anthologies and magazines, and her vampire story, Immortal Beloved, was a finalist for a Bram Stoker award.
Lisa recently signed a 4 book deal with Entangled Publishing to release her Night Series. The first book, Night Walker, is scheduled to be released August 5th.
When she's not writing, Lisa is a professional vocalist, performing with the San Diego Opera as well as other musical theater companies in San Diego. You can learn more at http://Lisa-Kessler.com
Lisa lives in southern California with her incredibly fun husband and two amazing kids.