It’s Week 30 of the #MFRWAuthor 52-Week Blog Challenge and this week’s question is Paperback, e_Book or Audio? Well, a book by any other name (or format) is still a book. That said, I do have a preference for e-books first, then audio, and finally print.
My embrace of e-books started in 1999 when I picked up my first electronic book__on a 3 1/2 inch diskette – remember those?–at the Chicago RWA Conference. I also moderated the first ever RWA National workshop on e-books with Jane Toombs and Janet Lane Walters. I went home and read that book on my laptop. It was a PDF file and I stuck a little post-it on my laptop so I could keep track of where I was in the book.
Yes, e-books required some dedication in the early days, but I was well motivated. I’d already run out of space for print books, and had resorted to sneaking new paperbacks into the house when my husband was at work, LOL. I still have boxes and boxes of books from the 1990s stashed in boxes all over the house. Must sort through them one of these days.
Later I read on a Sony Clie PDA and invested in an RCA Gemstar e-Reader which I loved. It died about the time the very first Kindle was announced, so I ordered one, making me an early adopter of the Kindle.
Proudly holding my first Kindle.
Now I read my Kindle books on a Paperwhite and on the Kindle apps on my iPad. Since getting the iPad, I got an account at Audible so I can listen to audiobooks in my car, which I thoroughly enjoy.
And yes, I still occasionally read print books, but always find myself wishing I could turn up the backlighting or increase the font.
Erica Lynn is here with her erotic romance Desiring Lacey for out final #AuthorLove post.
Desiring Lacey – A Fantasies Unmasked Novel
$3.99 or FREE in KU
Lacey Wilson is a lot of things. She’s beautiful. Sweet. A little sassy. And about to be divorced. Now, on the verge of turning thirty, she’s on a mission to find herself, both emotionally and sexually. No attachments. No baggage. No problems. But when her best friend convinces her to attend a private party, where masked men and women go to have a little anonymous fun, she finds herself staring into the eyes of the most incredible man she’s ever seen, and caution gets thrown to the wind. After all, what’s just one night?
Cameron Jennings likes to keep things simple. He helps out at his father’s garage during the day, then goes home to a few beers and TV. No muss, no fuss. Until one night when he’s working as the doorman at a private party, and meets her… Once he slips the purple mask over Lacey’s eyes and gets a taste of what she has to offer, he’s done for.
With Lacey on a mission to rebuild her life, and Cameron completely infatuated, will she be able to convince him they could never have a real future after the way they met? Or will he prove her wrong?
“Look, the girl from last night isn’t me. She’s not here. I’m truthfully not interested in one-night stands or a friends-with benefits type situation. Not that you care, but my life has been pretty hellish over the past year, and I’m desperately trying to get my head on straight and work on some things.” Such as jumping into situations headfirst like an idiot with men I don’t know. “I’m just saying, she was fun and a little on the easy side. It’s fine, it was an experiment, it is what it is. But you want to ask her out, and all I can offer is me.”
Cameron narrowed his eyes and studied her face, and Lacey couldn’t help but feel as if he could see inside her. “I don’t think she was easy. I think she was there to have a good time, and I sincerely hope she did. And anyway, who says she’s all I want?”
Lacey gave an exasperated sigh and threw her hands in the air. “Then what is it you want?”
“I want to take you out. You know, on a date.” Cameron turned toward the back counter and grabbed a small bag from the side, then placed it in front of Lacey.
She hadn’t noticed it when she’d looked over the food, but her curiosity was definitely piqued.
He opened the bag and pulled out a wrapped sandwich, then placed it in front of her. The paper crinkled as he pulled it back to reveal an absolutely sinful grilled cheese sandwich. “I get why you’d think I’m only interested in messing around again, and it’s okay. All things considered, I can’t really say I blame you. But the truth is I want to get to know you. Stassi mentioned you didn’t care for lunchmeat, so I made sure to get something you could eat. Their grilled cheese are the best in town.”
Lacey’s stomach growled at the decadent smell of the food as he pushed it closer. “I know, they’re my favorite.”
“You see, Lacey, I care about all of it. Let me take you out on a proper date. We’ll start over. No funny business. I promise I’ll be an absolute gentleman.”
“Ha.” Lacey unwrapped the rest of the sandwich and tore off a large piece. “A gentleman would have brought tomato—”
“Soup?” Cameron reached back in the bag, pulled out a small container of tomato soup, and placed it in front of her. “Yes, he absolutely would.”
Lacey opened the container and smiled up at Cameron. Hmm. Mr. Too Handsome is kind of adorable…
Erica Lynn is the author of yummy, erotic goodness. She lives in Houston, TX with her husband, daughters, and dogs. She considers the beach to be her happy place and, as fate would have it, fell in love with her husband after a day of sun and sand.
She’s a self-proclaimed reality TV junkie, and especially loves The Real Housewives. In her few and fleeting spare moments, she loves to settle down with a nice glass of wine and a sexy book.
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