Tuesday, July 30, 2013

Don't Miss These Great Buys at Amazon.com!!

That's right!  Now a series of collections -- full length novels in bundles -- are available at Amazon.com for just 99 cents per collection!  Don't know how long these will last, but I just found them myself and didn't hesitate to buy them.. All were including works by authors I have come to appreciate in the romance fiction genre and even though some were released months ago, they were books I hadn't read and which piqued my interest.

Novels by Patricia Ryan,
                Julie Kinner
                Shelley Thacker
                Kathryn Shay
               Julianne McLean

All are full-length works and the collection was released July 17, 2013.

This collection contains full-length works by
               Lexi Blake
               Marie Harte
               Cari Quinn
               Carrie Ann Ryan
               Jayne Rylon

It, too, is a 99 cent bargain.  Some of the stories are familiar to me, but I couldn't resist getting the collection as I hadn't read four of the five books.  A bargain at any price!

Included are the novels by

            Cynthia Wright
            Patricia McLinn
            Patricia Ryan
            Judith Arnold

This collection was just released last week on July 17th.

This collection is FREE bundle of novels by author Melissa F. Hart in gratitude for the support of her faithful readers.  It was released in March, 2013 and has had enthusiastic reception.  It remains the best bargain on the page and has received good reviews.

Included in this collection are novels from
            Emilie Richards
            Judith Arnold
            Patricia McLinn
            Patricia Ryan
            Kathryn Ryan

All are novels around favorite romance themes and while the collection contains books by some of the same authors as other collections, it is a great bargain and all are well respected romance writers.

Just go to Amazon.com, write romance collections in the search window, and you will not only find these but many others that are also available for 99 cents, some free collections by authors who are releasing bundles, and others that are significantly reduced over the individual book price.    It's a great "steal" for summer reading and even though I don't know when the "sale" will end, I had to make all of you aware of this literary windfall.     Happy reading!!

Monday, July 8, 2013

"The Sun Will Come Out Tomorrow" (Yeah, Right!!) OR "Rainy Days And Mondays Always Get Me Down"

We're talking about RAIN and MORE RAIN this past week!  And here's this gal -- Me -- sitting in Southern Middle Tennessee which, by the way, is classified by weather people as "sub-tropical" and we have been enduring rain everyday for a week.  The big problem is that I haven't had to sit through a soggy July 4th in 35 years, coming from the High Desert of Southern California.  And now I am sitting in this soggy, sauna-like environment and it is just totally strange.

It was also very strange that there were no parades, not many fireworks, although there were tons of fireworks stands along major roads and boulevards in our town and those nearby.  But while we were waiting for them to go off, it was just quiet.  I think we heard more on Friday and Saturday than actually on July 4th.  Now we aren't talking about a polite little sprinkle that comes and goes.  I am talking about heavy rain that is coming straight down for several hours with a break of about 90 minutes, and then several hours more of heavy rain.  No wind most of the time.  I was surprised when I went to the upstairs bedrooms to find out that there was not rain coming in through open windows.  Just straight down non-stop.  Of course the grass and the plants and trees love it.  But I am sitting by my front window looking at the grass growing--it is almost something you can see happening with this much rain--and knowing that I won't be able to get out there and mow for another day.  And what's the forecast::  FOUR MORE DAYS OF RAIN.

The old-timers in our neighborhood tell me that we should be having 90 degree, 90 % humidity days by now.  That's really the only good thing about heavy clouds.  It does keep the temperature down.  But today it rained for about an hour and THEN the sun came out.  Instant sauna!

Oh . . . by the way . . . I can definitely report that I have learned a dozen new treatments for mosquito bites--and I am using them all.    It's Monday and it's raining, so it's a true "downer."  But, thank heavens, the air conditioner works.  We pull about 10-12 gallons of water out of the inside atmosphere everyday.  I'm hoping that at some time in the next few months, something magical will occur and I'll get used to this.  I'm not holding my breath.