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Collette Cameron on print, ebook, and THE EARL’S ENTICEMENT with giveaway

MR welcomes Collette Cameron.  Collette is talking book formats.  One lucky commenter who answers her question will win an ecopy of THE EARL’S ENTICEMENT.  Good luck!

A Book in the Hand is Worth—Five eBooks

I’m of an age, that until a few short years ago, everything I read was a good old-fashioned print book. I love books. I love libraries and I love bookstores.
But I also appreciate the convenience of my Kindle and IPad.
My historical novels have all released as eBooks first, and then released as print novels several months later. Oh, I was thrilled beyond obnoxious when my book babies released into cyber space and were available to purchase for the cost of a white chocolate mocha; two shots, please.
I didn’t think anything could top that euphoria . . . until I held my print novel in my hand.
A book. A real book. My book.
Several of my family and friends held out for the print version, refusing to read an eBook copy, even when I offered it to them free of charge.
“I want a real book,” one teacher friend said.
“I want your autograph, so I’ll wait for the print version,” a doting auntie advised.
I explained there were digital autographs available, and she looked at me like I’d sprouted another head.
She declared, “I want to see you sign it.”
Okay, I can’t argue with that.
On the flip side, I know numerous people who are horrified at the notion of actually holding and entire four hundred page book in their hands. One young man waved his phone at me, his phone, mind you!
“I do all my reading on this,” he said proudly, a bit of an arrogant grin on his face.
Hmm, just wait until he need reading glasses. He’ll be reading one word at a time on that thing.
I have to confess, that given a choice between print novels and digital ones, I prefer print. Now don’t get me wrong, I read lots of books on my Kindle, but there are some things I just prefer about a print book.
For instance, it’s much harder to go back and reread something in an eBook. I like real bookmarks, although I often turndown the corner of the page to mark it. I don’t like how difficult it is to go back to the beginning of digital book, and I don’t like the font on my Kindle either. Yes, I know you can change the size, but I still don’t like it.
Plus, the darn thing needs charging.
I don’t ever have to delay reading a print novel because the reader needs charging. I am the reader, and I’m likely quite charged on coffee already. Granted, I can buy five eBooks for the cost of one print novel, so I reserve my print book purchases for those that I absolutely do not want to read on my IPad or Kindle.
If you had to choose between only reading print novels or eBooks, what would you choose?

 

The Earl's Enticement - Copy 

 

She won’t be tamed.
A fiery, unconventional Scot, Adaira Ferguson wears breeches, swears, and has no more desire to marry than she does to follow society’s dictates of appropriate behavior. She trusts no man with the secret she desperately protects.

He can’t forget.
Haunted by his past, Roark, the Earl of Clarendon, rigidly adheres to propriety, holding himself and those around him to the highest standards, no matter the cost. Betrayed once, he’s guarded and leery of all women.

Mistaking Roark for a known spy, Adaira imprisons him. Infuriated, he vows vengeance. Realizing her error, she’s appalled and releases him, but he’s not satisfied with his freedom. Roark is determined to transform Adaira from an ill-mannered hoyden to a lady of refinement.
He succeeds only to discover, he preferred the free-spirited Scottish lass who first captured his heart. 

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Adaira stepped around the mare and ever-so-gently touched the foal. Was the new addition a laddie or lassie? Skimming her hands over the newborn, she bent to take a peek. A colt. The sheen of his coat glistened in the muted light. Other than a white face and leg markings, he was the color of rich Turkish coffee.
“Ooh, you’re magnificent!” she breathed in awe.
“He is, indeed,” rumbled a harmonious baritone.
She whirled around. The Earl of Clarendon leaned across the stall door. His forearms rested on the top edge. He clasped a silver flask loosely in one hand. His shirtsleeves were rolled to his elbows, and he wore no waistcoat or jacket. The top of his shirt was unfastened too.
Just perfect. She wasn’t supposed to be anywhere near the earl, and here he was, in her sanctuary. She ought to be afraid, after his parting words, but she sensed something altogether different.
No, she wouldn’t stare at the crisp dark hair on his forearms or peeking from the collar of his open shirt. Bugger it. She curled her hands into fists against the oddest urge to run her fingers through the curly hair on his chest.
A bolt of unease speared her, though whether from his disquieting presence or her awareness of him as an attractive man, she couldn’t be certain.
Clearing her throat, she asked, “What are you doing here, my lord?”

Award winning, Amazon best-selling, and multi-published historical romance author, Collette Cameron, has a BS in Liberal Studies and a Master’s in Teaching. A Pacific Northwest Native, Collette’s been married for thirty years, has three amazing adult children, and five dachshunds. Collette loves a good joke, inspirational quotes, flowers, the beach, trivia, birds, shabby chic, and Cadbury Chocolate. You’ll always find dogs, birds, quirky—sometimes naughty—humor, and a dash of inspiration in her novels. Her motto for life? You can’t have too much chocolate, too many hugs, or too many flowers. She’s thinking about adding shoes to that list.

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THE DEPUTY trailer by C.M. Albrecht

 Take a pretty neglected housewife on a small farm, an errant husband who is also a deputy sheriff in the small town of Ashley, add a murderous three-time-loser on the run and you just know trouble’s coming to Ashley. But is it the kind of trouble the town’s residents expect, or is this trouble nobody ever saw coming? The Deputy, coming soon from C. M. Albrecht, author of The Sand Bluff Murders. Cambridge Books, http://writewordsinc.com and of course all likely and unlikely venues. Watch for it!

  Deputy

The Deputy

by C. M. Albrecht

“I, Wayne Robert Terwilliger, do solemnly swear that I will support the Constitution of the United States and the Laws of Durant County, and that I will faithfully discharge the duties of the office of the Durant County Sheriff ’s Department to the best of my skill and judgment, so help me God.”

                               Somewhere along the way he had heard people speak of the butterfly effect, and at three in the afternoon on that chill and hazy autumn day, Willis Knapp, Jr. thought about that for a moment as he hopped and scrabbled over rough terrain between dogwood trees, boulders and broken fencing. His thin lips twisted in a sardonic grin. He remembered hearing that someplace and it suddenly came to him that the saying made a sort ofcrazy sense. But in this case the catalyst wasn’t a butterfly. It was a coyote. 

THE MAGICIANS LAND and giveaway with Lev Grossman

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The trilogy opened with The Magicians which Junot Díaz called, “Stirring, complex, adventurous…[a] superb coming of age fantasy.” NPR called the sequel The Magician King “a spellbinding stereograph, a literary adventure novel that is also about privilege, power and the limits of being human.”   Legions of fans now await THE MAGICIAN’S LAND, a novelfull of the subversive brilliance that has put Grossman at the forefront of modern fantasy, which will bring the Magicians trilogy to a shattering, triumphant conclusion.

Familiar faces return alongside new characters in THE MAGICIAN’S LAND. After being booted unceremoniously from Fillory, Quentin Coldwater returns to his alma mater, Brakebills Preparatory College of Magic, to stake out a new life as a teacher. But the past catches up to him, and before long, he and the brilliant student Plum must set out on a black market adventure, taking him to old haunts, like Antarctica, and to buried secrets and old friends he thought were lost forever. Quentin discovers a spell that could create a magical utopia, a new Fillory—but casting it would set in motion a chain of events that will bring Earth and Fillory crashing together. To save them, he must risk sacrificing everything.

THE MAGICIAN’S LAND is a tale of love and redemption—the story of a boy becoming a man, an apprentice becoming a master, and a broken land finally becoming whole.  Old readers will devour the rich and riveting final book, and the completed arc will welcome newcomers who can binge-read the series in full. You can learn more about Lev Grossman on his website www.levgrossman.com and follow him on Twitter @leverus.

Lev Grossman has an idea for a book trailer that could include YOU with a bunch of famous writers. Get the details on his site here.  In the mean time you could win a Magician’s Kit (Sorry, U.S. only).

The Magician’s Kit contains:

  • An excerpt booklet containing Chapter 1 of THE MAGICIAN’S LAND and illustrated fold out map.
  • Clock-face buttons in 3 different designs: click to view here

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