Authors and Bloggers Against Piracy Tour, day seven!

Sadly, I have no infographic for you today, but I hope you’ve learned a bit about book piracy and its effects.  I also hope that you’ve checked out some of the books I’ve shared this week and that, if you have, you’ll enjoy them.  I’ve got several on my TBR list that I can’t wait to get to.  If you’ve picked up any of these books, please review them!  Review them anywhere – on Amazon, Goodreads, even your blog.  Next to purchasing all their available books, a review is the best way to thank an author for the enjoyment they’ve given you. 😀

If you’d like to learn more about ebook piracy, you can check out our website.  It’s full of information and resources.  And don’t forget to enter the Rafflecopter giveaway for a chance to win a $20 Amazon gift card!

Even though I don’t have any more piracy stats for you today, I do still have free books to feature.   Today’s books are…

Authors and Bloggers Against Piracy Tour, day six!

pirated percentage

That’s a heck of a lot of ebooks, especially when you consider how many ebooks are published in this country every year.  If you’re looking for something new to read, check out the free books below instead of pirating something else.  Help an author out!

To learn more about ebook piracy, check out our website.  And don’t forget to enter the Rafflecopter giveaway for a chance to win a $20 Amazon gift card!

Today’s free books are…

Again with the inspiration!

VeryInspiringBlogAwardSeveral days ago, I was nominated for the Very Inspiring Blogger Award by the lovely and talented Katrina Jack.  This isn’t the first time I’ve been nominated for this particular award (you can read those posts here and here, and a list of my other blog award posts is here), but I’m just as flattered now as I was then. 🙂

I’m sure you all know how these things work – you thank your nominator, you share seven things about yourself, you nominate others.  I thanked Kate for the nomination in her post, but I’d like to give her another shout-out: There’s a list of books on Goodreads that are Hugo-eligible this year, and Kate’s book Land of Midnight Days is currently at number 6.  It’d be great if you’d hop over and vote for her – she’s a wonderful author and a fantastic friend, and she deserves all the recognition she can get. 🙂

And now, without further ado, the rest of it:

1.  In just over three weeks, I will be the same age my mom was when she died.  As my 31st birthday draws nearer, I find myself becoming more morbid.  This, of course, is a continuing trend, because my 30th year has been rather morbid in and of itself.  And come this time next year, I plan to have one hell of a party, assuming I survive 2015.

2.  My new favorite song is…

Vampires and glitter don’t mix

Today’s featured book is Shades of Gray, the first book in Joleene Naylor’s Amaranthine series.  Nothing is black and white, not even vampires, and when Patrick is found dead in his apartment, Katelina is left in a vacuum of uncertainty with no leads. Then the enigmatic Jorick appears. In a single sweep he turns over the rocks of reality to reveal what hides underneath in the shadows; monsters that she thought only existed in horror movies.

Trapped in a nightmare, Katelina is forced to accept the truth of vampires; vampires who want her dead for her association with Patrick. Jorick saves the day, but what should she do when her hero turns out to be one of the monsters? Can she really trust – and even love – someone who isn’t human?

Caught between light and dark, Katelina and Jorick must travel down a path of mystery and terror as their pasts are slowly revealed and their passions ignite, in a world that smells like blood and tastes like fear.

Look for the action-packed sequel, Legacy of Ghosts!

So, what are people saying about Shades of Gray?  Well, Sharon Stogner, a reviewer for I Smell Sheep, says, “It is a different look at what it would be like to be in love with a vampire. More realistic.”  But if you’d like to see for yourself, then you’re in luck because once again, I’ve got an excerpt to share…behind the cut!