Today we have LaVerne Clark on talking about how she came to read e-books. She is giving away a copy of her book Affinity just leave her a comment telling her what joys you’ve discovered reading digital books.
I’d always been one of those people who thought I’d never own an e-reader. I loved real books too much. The smell of the pages; the satisfaction of being the first to crack the spine; reading in the bath. Ahh… the small luxuries of life. How could a digital book possibly compete?
How naive I was! No – you can’t replicate the smell of a newly printed book (someone really should bottle the stuff) and you definitely don’t want to hear any kind of cracking going on when opening a new book on your reader. But – since buying my Kindle, a whole new and exciting world has opened to me.
Living on the other side of the world is no longer a barrier to getting a favourite author’s latest. For someone as impatient as me, this is amazing! When a new book comes out, I can get it instantly – and cheaply. I don’t have to worry about the postage and the long wait is a thing of the past. I’ve even worked out the Kindle fits beautifully in a zip-lock bag – perfect for bath-time.
Now – I just need to wait for someone to invent that delicious book smell to waft around the room while I’m reading and my life will be complete! I hope you enjoy my contributions to the digital world – and don’t forget to invest in some of those zip-lock bags!
As a child, a routine x-ray awakened an abnormality in Jenna’s DNA giving her the ability to “call” creatures and take on their attributes. Labeled a freak since then, Jenna’s learned to keep everyone at a distance. But all that changes the day she saves a young boy from drowning, and the story goes viral.
Nick Hawke, an off-duty policeman, witnesses part of the drama. Captivated by Jenna’s exotic beauty, he decides to investigate, not sure what to believe. Jenna puts his cynicism to the test—even as the attraction between them grows.
As word of her extraordinary rescue spreads, a dangerous man who will stop at nothing to control Jenna’s abilities draws near. With her feelings for Nick putting him in danger too, can Jenna risk everything to protect them both?
“Back off everyone, give us room,” boomed Nick with authority. Everyone took a step back. An attractive woman holding a microphone stepped into the created space. Her phony smile flashed teeth like a shark. Circling, she came in for the kill, her cameraman capturing the moment.
“Are you the lady who jumped in to save the boy? What made you do something so heroic? Witnesses say you were under for over ten minutes. How is this possible?”
The questions fired at her like a volley of bullets. Jenna flinched as each one hit its mark. She couldn’t answer honestly without sounding like a freak. So she said nothing, burying her head into Nick’s chest. His arms tightened around her. The subtle turning of his body shielded her from all those eyes.
He pitched his voice to address the crowd. “It’s been a traumatic event for everyone involved, and as you can imagine, it’s not over for us yet. We’ve no comment to make at this stage, so please, give us some time to come to terms with what’s happened. Thank you.”
“Could you at least give me a little snippet, Sergeant Hawke?” pouted the reporter, pushing her chest out and fluttering her lashes.
Jenna’s spine went rigid. A sick feeling of dread settled in the pit of her belly.
Police. Nick is a policeman. Dear God, I’m in trouble.
Her head pounded and her hands shook. His arm tightened when she tried to pull away, holding her firmly in place. Any other person she could have fobbed off. Now she understood his aura of authority, his all-seeing gaze and concern at the thought of a child left alone in her car. He would be relentless uncovering the truth.