Tuesday, February 19, 2013

Author Celebrates Birthday By Giving Books Away

J.A. Laraque is celebrating his birthday today and instead of expecting gifts from all of his readers (though I'm sure he'd appreciate it), he's instead having a sale on his books.

You can download all three books for FREE today only on Amazon.com

Check out his author page here where you can grab all three books:  http://www.amazon.com/J.A.-Laraque/e/B008M00NT8

Don't have a Kindle?  Do you have a smart phone?  If so, then just download the Kindle App.  It's free and it allows you to read ebooks on your phone.

Happy Reading!

Wednesday, February 13, 2013

WWW Wednesdays, Feb. 13, 2013 Edition

Here's the answers to this week meme's from Should Be Reading's blog. Feel free to leave your comments with the answers to these questions and be sure to check out their blog as well for other's answers.

To play along, just answer the following three (3) questions in the comment section or in your own blog then link it from the comments.

• What are you currently reading?
• What did you recently finish reading?
• What do you think you’ll read next?

I look forward to seeing your answers below!

What are you currently reading?
Sadly, nothing.  I finished reading Clean a couple nights ago and haven't started anything new yet.  Been too busy and tired to figure out what I want or if I am going to buy the rest of the books in a series to finish it out yet or later on.

What did you recently finish reading?
Clean by Ken Sweet.  Clean, while having heavy religious undertones, really is a book about facing your own demons and evils and the quest of one man to do just that.  It was an interesting read.

What do you think you’ll read next?
This answer is almost as pathetic as the first answer.  I don't know.  Haven't quite figured it out yet.  I have a lot of writing to do and sleep to catch up on, though I'm sure I'll start something before the weekend ends - I always do.

Quote of the Day 02/13/13

"How could one sentence uttered in anger cause so much damage? But then words were the most powerful thing in the universe. Cuts and bruises always healed, but words spoken in anger were most often permanent. They didn't damage the body, they destroyed the spirit." - Sherrilyn Kenyon, Acheron

Tuesday, February 12, 2013

Quote of the Day 02/12/13

“It's easy to look at people and make quick judgments about them, their present and their past, but you'd be amazed at the pain and tears a single smile hides. What a person shows to the world is only one tiny facet of the iceberg hidden from sight. And more often then not, it's lined with cracks and scars that go all the way to the foundation of their soul.” 
― Sherrilyn Kenyon, Acheron

Tuesday, February 5, 2013

February Contest by Jayne Ann Krentz - Win A Book

Here's your chance to win a copy of THE MYSTERY WOMAN, the second book in the Ladies of Lantern Street novels, by Jayne Anne Krentz writing as Amanda Quick.

She has a contest every month (this is just the first month I noticed it - go figure) but if you want to win one of her books, check it out here:


Note: Not open to anyone outside the United States.  Sorry folks.

Good luck and Happy reading!

Monday, February 4, 2013

Musing Mondays - Feb. 4, 2013

After missing a week (it was a long week last week) I'm back with today's Musing Monday's as posted by Should Be Reading's blog 
Musing Mondays asks you to muse about one of the following each week…
• Describe one of your reading habits.
• Tell us what book(s) you recently bought for yourself or someone else, and why you chose that/those book(s).
• Tell us what you’re reading right now — what you think of it, so far; why you chose it; what you are (or, aren’t) enjoying it.
I think I'll be going with point 2 today and talking about books I recently purchased for myself.

After downloading and reading the free books The Queen's Blade - Book 1 of The Queen's Blade Series and Prophecy - Book 1 of The Slave Empire series I found that I wanted to continue reading the stories.  Both books leave you with cliffhangers and you quickly want to get the next book to continue reading.  This was definitely the case with The Queen's Blade and I purchased the next 3 books for my Nook Simple Touch and read them at every spare moment I could.

Now, I originally downloaded the free books because they seemed interesting by their synopsis - and they were.  If a book is good and there's more, I'll definitely buy more of the series.  Now that I have finished the next three in The Queen's Blade, I need to purchase the rest and then purchase the ones in The Slave Empire series.

What I really like about the books is the worlds she writes in are two different worlds.  One is a midieval/arabic style set world, the other is sci-fi.  Very unique.

Check out the books, which are still free for download on both Amazon and Barnes and Noble.