My Write Road - SL Baum

... MY WRITE ROAD - S.L. BAUM ... I am a mother, a wife, a former teacher, and a writer! Crafter, baker, taxi driver.......

Tuesday, July 26, 2011

2 New Reviews that have Warmed my Heart!

There are a lot of readers out there that have shunned the indie author. Many have taken this stance... If authors choose to do it on our their then they must not have the talent it takes to be a "real" writer. So, I just want to take a moment to thank my readers for taking a chance on an indie author! I hope you found something that you enjoy... and realize that relying on the publishing houses to tell you what is good and what is not, is not the only way to go. There are many wonderful and talented indie authors publishing their works on their own today!

The reason for this heartfelt "Thank You" was seeing two new reviews pop up on for my books today. The reader/reviewer said that she is now going to seek out other indies. And I think that is simply wonderful!! Thank You - Sara C - and happy hunting!

A Chance for Charity (The Immortal Ones)

A Chance for Charity (The Immortal Ones)
Price: $0.99
Availability: Auto-delivered wirelessly

5.0 out of 5 stars So happy to have found this!, July 26, 2011
Amazon Verified Purchase(What's this?)
I just wanted to share that this is a very enjoyable entry into the young adult vampire genre. I love reading about a strong female, it was a lot of fun with the perfect amount of "cheese" romance and action. I couldn't wait to read the second one, so I'm thrilled that I didn't find this till both had been released! If this is a genre you are interested in, you will absolutely enjoy this book!

I'd also like to say that this author has now sparked a new mission in me to seek out and purchase independently published authors to read on my Kindle. So, thank you for that!

My Link in Time (The Immortal Ones Book Two)

My Link in Time (The Immortal Ones Book Two)
Price: $2.99
Availability: Auto-delivered wirelessly

5.0 out of 5 stars Very enjoyable!, July 26, 2011
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I'm sorry, this won't be a thorough review. I'd just like to share that after I read the first book of The Immortal Ones, I immediately downloaded and began this one. And I loved it just as much. I really enjoyed the action, the strength of the main character, and the deviation from other books in this genre. In addition, this author has now shown me how many amazing books there are to explore in the independently-published world and I am having a blast seeking them out. You won't regret reading this. In fact, I'm not sure how you could read the first book and not jump right into this!
Thank you, SL Baum!

Friday, July 15, 2011

ENT - Ereader News Today - Book of The Day

For an idie author, book bloggers are instrumental in helping to drive our sales. And they do an amazing job of it. One way that we work together (indies and bloggers) is by sponsoring a Book of The Day. It helps bring revenue to the blogger (who spends loads of time promoting authors) and sales (but more importantly - exposure) to the author.

Please check out Ereader News Today - a great website/blog - that brings you info on all the amazing deals out there in the eReader world! ... plus the guy who runs the site is a pretty nice guy!!

So, here is my Book of The Day at ENT...

Here’s a very highly rated bargain Kindle book which is also today’s Book Of The Day. A Chance for Charity (The Immortal Ones) by S.L. Baum has a near perfect 4.8 star rating and costs only 99 cents!
This was an amazng book! I couldn’t put it down! The story always has you guessing and things never go the way you think they’re going to go, but it all totally works. I would recommend this book! – Amazon Reviewer

A Chance for Charity (The Immortal Ones)
by S.L. Baum
Rating: 4.8 Stars
Category: Paranormal Romance
Price: $0.99

Here’s what the reviewers have to say:

When you start the story, you will wonder if you are getting entangled in yet another vampire story. But I can assure you it is not! Almost immediately you find there to be mystery and twists that are so much fun. I cannot wait to read the next book and continue the journey with these characters.
I really enjoyed reading A Chance For Charity. I was happy to find a fresh read in the genre I enjoy so much and highly recommend this book to anyone looking for a great supernatural/paranormal romance read.
What a real treat to read the first book published by S.L. Baum. She is a talented lady. I thought this book was wonderful! All the characters in this book round it out to be a real page turner. I knew I liked these Immortals right from the start. What you’ll find in store for Charity and Link and the rest of the crew will make you thirsty for the next book in the series, I know I am!
Sometimes its nice to get lost in another world and enjoy the innocense of romance that doesn’t seem to exist in everyday life. The style of writing is easy to follow and you will find yourself easily getting lost in Charity’s story. I’m really looking forward to the sequel! 

Get A Chance For Charity here: A Chance for Charity (The Immortal Ones)

Wednesday, July 13, 2011

Amazon 3G Kindle Special Offer - for the same price as a K3 Wifi only!

Hubby has a K2 (second generation Kindle) that has 3G because that is all that was available at the time he ordered it. It cost over $200 and I was reluctant to get one for myself (being the well known cheapskate that I am). So I waited. But he loved his kindle so much and I coveted his!!

Then Amazon announced the release of K3 (third generation) and said there would be two options
1) K3 Wifi only connection - this means you MUST have a wifi connection at home (or go to a place with free wifi) to download your books and connect to Amazon (without using the USB) - $139

2) K3 3G which would act like the K2... a 3G connection to Amazon wherever you are in the world (that can get a signal)... for life. $189

That news kicked me into gear! I got a Kindle for myself (the wifi only version - because I am often at home when choosing my books and wifi would be all I needed). Then we got Kindles for our DDs for Christmas and 1 for my MIL too!

THEN Kindle announced their KSO (Kindle Special Offer) which means that you will have to have advertisements sent to your Kindle forever. The ads are not going away (for those people who ask how to upgrade to a regular). There is no upgrade... you either have a KSO or you don't. If you don't want the ads then order a regular K3. But I've asked around and have been told that the ads are not bothersome and they never appear in your reading (just on the home screen and the screen savers). These were priced at $114 (for wifi only) and $164 (for the 3G version). When they were released.

NOW - Amazon Kindle has made a deal with AT&T for the KSO 3G that will make it an even better deal. It will now be only $139 - that is the same price as a K3 wifi only - that is a great deal!

... from their official press release:

"Kindle 3G is by far the fastest-growing connected device on the AT&T network. We consistently hear from customers how much they enjoy the freedom of not being tied to a Wi-Fi hotspot and instead being able to download and read new books anytime, anywhere on AT&T's fast, reliable network," said Ralph de la Vega, President and CEO, AT&T Mobility and Consumer Markets. "We are excited to sponsor Amazon's best Kindle - Kindle 3G with Special Offers - at the new lower price of only $139."
Kindle 3G includes all the same features that helped make the third-generation Kindle the #1 bestselling e-reader in the world:

  • Free 3G wireless, no annual contracts, no monthly fees
  • Global 3G coverage means books in under 60 seconds in over 100 countries and territories
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Tuesday, July 5, 2011

My Blood Approves - Cam's Review

My Blood Approves by Amanda Hocking - Review by Cameryn (age 13)  

My Blood Approves is a book of love, mystery, and of course, vampires. This book takes vampires to an all new level in their age and civilization. The age can be from a day old, in vampirism, to over three hundred years. Their part in civilization could be anything from an everyday street prowler to one of the world’s top industry owners.

This book is a romance between two of the characters. It may not exactly say it or show it right away and it may not even be part of this first book, but you’ll just have to read the series to find out. I was always kept on the edge, wondering  who falls in love in the end. This is a very tricky romance!

The five main characters of the first book are Alice, Jack, Peter, Ezra, and May. Out of those five, my favorite would be Peter. He was the quiet, mysterious one throughout the book. Peter had kept to himself and was always trying to fight for what the right thing was, in his mind.

My favorite part of My Blood Approves is when Alice is trying to figure out what is wrong with Jack, Peter, Ezra, and May. They’re supposed to be a family but none of them have similar characteristics. One day Jack almost reveals himself and Alice gets suspicious. That’s when she starts questioning this “family.” Eventually the answers are given and her life turns upside-down.

I highly recommend this book for YAs, YA book readers, and vampire readers - such as myself. I enjoyed this series immensely, especially this book. You wouldn’t be wasting your money.

*To let everyone know, My Blood Approves contains kissing, mention of things more than just kissing, and alcohol usage. Mothers: before looking into owning the rest of the series and having one or more of your children read these books, I think you would need to read and approve of them (or not). There is drug and alcohol usage along with things more than just kissing within the rest of the series. I feel as if I’m making the books sound awful, but they really aren’t too bad. I’m 13 and I’m aloud to read it, they may be inappropriate for younger readers. So do take this into consideration. I feel as if I should mention this. No hard feelings to the author. I did really love this series. I’ve read My Blood Approves three times!