National Book Lovers Day: An open letter to Amazon’s Jeff Bezos and Hachette’s Michael Pietsch

National Book Lovers DayCelebrating the authors and titles we love
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9 August 2014

To: Jeff Bezos, ([email protected])
      Michael Pietsch, Hachette ([email protected])

Dear Mr. Bezos and Mr. Pietsch,

Today is National Book Lovers Day and I’m writing to both of you to ask you to cease and desist this fight that is putting not only your two respective companies in the battle zone, but also authors and readers alike.

You both probably have valid points in this argument – and I’m hardly qualified to say who’s right and who’s wrong. One thing I’m sure …

Feeding Your eReader Friday with FREE & almost free ($0.99/$1.99) Kindle Romance titles

Picks of FREE & almost free ($0.99 /$1.99) Kindle Romance titles for your eReader. These eBooks are carefully selected & I highly recommend them. 
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Throwback Thursday: ISO the queen of international intrigue and suspense, Helen MacInnes

I inherited my love of reading from my father. He always had a book in his hand when he was at home. I can only imagine how much he would have loved eReaders!

He and his friends would gather once a month, not for a poker night, but to relax a bit after the town planning board meetings (they all served on the committee). They didn’t hit the local bar, forever enshrined in Tootsie (where Charles Durning hits on Dustin Hoffman), but instead, over coffee at one of their homes, they’d talk books. Every month he’d take a grocery bag …

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imageLooking for some more beach reads this summer? 

Love wicked HOT suspense served along with your romance? 

Here’s a selection of five titles that I recommend you consider adding to your bookshelf. image
A sizzling hot, cannot-put-it-down must read from Rebecca Zanetti
Sweet Revenge (Sin Brothers Book #2) by Rebecca Zanetti
Forever (Grand Central Publishing) ⎜ ISBN 9781455574469 ⎜ $8.00 ⎜ Jun 24 2010

Two weeks ago I reviewed Forgotten Sins  the first book in Rebecca Zanetti’s Sin Brothers series. In case you missed the review. I loved it. And I love this series about genetically engineered super soldiers who are …

Tasty Tuesday Exclusive Excerpt & Giveaway: Robyn Neeley’s BATTER UP, a foodie lover’s magical romance

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What are some of the special ingredients in BATTER UP?

  • A small, lakeside town in Upstate New York filled with fun and fabulous characters
  • A bakery that dishes up a little extra to the bachelors of Buttermilk Falls every Monday night
  • A third-generation baker witch who creates a magical batter for those bachelors with every stir
  • A third-generation baker who can match everyone else