My journey to e-books didn’t come about till 2010 when I bought my very first e-book.
It was Stay With Me by Maya Banks.
I’d seen one of Maya’s books that wasn’t a HQN Category romance and wanted to read more so I hit Amazon and discovered she had a TON of e-books out. So I downloaded the kindle app on my computer and that was all she wrote as I devoured her e-backlist.
I then went back to my print books. Occasionally reading an e-book that I found interesting. But never committing to buying an e-reader.
Then I began reviewing a lot of e-arc’s and thought I should really get an e-reader. But I just couldn’t see myself really liking it. But because of all the e-arc’s I was getting my husband bought me one for Valentine’s day last year.
I quickly became hooked on it, and discovered a TON of great e-books I’d never thought about before. But I ONLY bought books that were e-book only. A year later I’m still that way. UNLESS the book is free then well all bets are off 🙂
I do have to admit however that I’m thinking about getting my favorite books for my kindle as well as having them in print
All that being said I take my kindle everywhere and have several favorite authors whose books are digital first and some who publish both. So here are a just a few of my favorite digital first authors.
Vivian Arend, who doesn’t love great wolf stories with lots of humor. And don’t forget her Six Pack Ranch books. Holy HOTNESS!! Fatin over at RR@H Novel Thoughts is completely to blame for my Lauren Dane addiction as she gifted me the first two books in de la Vega series (Gibson is my favorite in the series and I’ve read it several times already), shortly after that one of her Chase Brother’s books was free on Kindle so I had to get it. The rest is as they say history with her. I’ve always been a sucker for cowboys so when Janon told me to check out Lorelei James Rough Riders I read one book and was completely hooked. I think I bought them one after another. Melissa Schroeder‘s A Little Harmless series is another one that I read as soon as they come out. Meg Benjamin‘s Konigsburg Series is another one I’m completely addicted to and yeah she just announced there’s another book coming. Bella Andre is may latest digital addiction and I can’t wait for the next book in her Sullivan series to come out. Erin Nicholas is another one of those really great digital authors. If you haven’t checked her out I highly recommend you correct this immediately. Shannon Stacey is one of my all time favorite digital first authors. I have yet to read a book of hers I didn’t love. Jenn LeBlanc did the unthinkable with her book she put pictures in it and it’s an only available in e-format. Mackenzie McKade writes delicious books as well and is one of the funnest people I’ve ever spent time with.
There are a few more that I have as auto-buy and I have to admit this list was longer than I thought it would.
So with all that said this bookaholic freely admits that I love the fact I have more ways to read the books I love, and I love that there is more than one way to publish a book. Especially considering some of my favorite authors were e-pubbed long before they were print authors.
With all that said we are giving away three of my favorite e-books. One of Vivian Arend’s Six Pack Ranch books, Beneath the Skin by Lauren Dane and Slow Summer Kisses by Shannon Stacey. Just leave a comment sharing your favorite e-book.