Thursday, May 26, 2011

My First Kindle

OK, it's official: I'm no longer a Kindle virgin! As of last Saturday, I've seen the Kindle, I've touched the Kindle and I've used the Kindle to read a few pages of text. I've even learned how to look up word definitions!

My first impressions are favourable (now how many of us can say that about our first time, huh?): the Kindle is feather-light and super-easy on the eyes (I mean, it's pretty, but also it doesn't glow the way a monitor does, so you don't strain reading an ebook any more than you would reading a paperback). And I love the online dictionary.

I love it even more that all the Eve Summers book are available in that format.

Will I buy the Kindle this year? Maybe. I'm kind of hoping for a colour and graphic version, because I really love book covers.

Speaking of which.... Check out the Eve Summers Kindle Titles today!

Wednesday, May 18, 2011

Two new Eve Summers books in the pipeline...

I'm delighted Red Rose Publishing contracted two new Eve Summers books, to be published later this year: MR RIGHT ONLINE and SPEED DATING IN THE COLD.

Watch this space...

Wednesday, May 11, 2011

Excerpt - PG - If You Like Pina Coladas, by Eve Summers

Sarah found it in a library copy of Paulo Coelho’s “The Alchemist”. An ordinary sheet of paper from a spiral notebook.

To the Woman of my Dreams, the note began. If this book spoke to your soul, I’ve been waiting for you since forever. Please leave your reply in the library copy of a particular book. Tip: If you like Piña Coladas...

The bit about the woman of his dreams would have sounded corny, except “The Alchemist” was all about following one’s dream – the journey and the destination.

Sarah felt intrigued. What kind of a man would use a library book the way most people used online dating sites? A fellow booklover, someone who enjoyed puzzles…. Oh, and pop songs.

If you like Piña Coladas.... The tip left Sarah mystified. A book with Piña Colada in the title? Too easy. A book about cocktails? Too lame. A book about an estranged couple who ultimately realize they are meant for each another? True of a gazillion novels.

She consulted the library computer. Who sang the Piña Colada song? Google provided the name Rupert Holmes. As in Conan–Doyle’s Sherlock Holmes? But which book? No, that was a dead end. Sarah limited the search to her local library and typed in Rupert Holmes in the author field. Spot on! Only one title: “Where the Truth Lies”.

Pleased that she had deciphered the brainteaser, Sarah took out an old shopping list from her purse and wrote her own message on the reverse.

I love “The Alchemist”. Have never read “Where the Truth Lies”. I’d like to take it out, so here’s hoping you get this note soon.

She almost left it at that, before the idea of setting up her own riddle sucked her in. I spy with my little eye a book that begins with T–C–O–M. Tip: It’s a kind of magic.

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Wednesday, May 4, 2011

Pina Colada Cupcakes

To celebrate the great sales of my "sweet" e-romance, "If you like Pina Coladas", I made Pina Colada muffins. I used the recipe I found here and I can really recommend them. Ok, mine didn't exactly look like picture on that website... so much so that I didn't photograph mine... but they were totally delicious! And now they are all gone.