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Thursday, October 18, 2007

Romance eBooks

eBooks About Romance

Before there were eBooks, I used to joke that my criteria for what I would read was whether or not it was printed. The dictionary, cereal boxes, newspapers or any old book I found lying around.— didn’t matter. But my ultimate favorite and long time guilty pleasure is Romance.

It started innocently enough, as these things do. I found a copy of Little Women. I stayed up all night (under the covers with a flashlight) to finish it. Before long I found Jane Eyre and Wuthering Heights.

But the real infatuation began when I found some Reader’s Digest Condensed book volumes and each of them had a Victoria Holt novel. They were riveting to a junior high student!

I read them over and over. Finally one of our neighbors took pity on me and gave me Rebecca. A couple of weeks later she gave me a big box of dirty paperbacks. That was a treasure trove! I found Mary Stewart, Anya Seton, Jean Plaidy and Georgette Heyer. By the time I was in high school I had “graduated” to books I wanted to hide from Mom (like Jacqueline Suzanne). And I read a whole lot of christian fiction for her to see.

Over the years I have indulged myself in suspensful and historical romances including Regency and Western stories. I have consumed chick lit, especially the British kind, since even before there was chick lit. And have recently started reading “hen lit” --- chick lit for us aging boomers.

I have taken alot of ribbing from my family and friends over the years about my Plebian taste in reading material. I won't apologize for what I like! And I point out to them that they watch trashy TV to escape. I read.

This week I am armed with numbers since I came across these statistics about last year's book sales numbers. I will point out the them that Romance:

  • outsold every market category with the exception of religion/inspirational
  • represents 26.4% of all books sold
  • generated $1.37 Billion in sales Compare that to sci-fi/fantasy ($495 million), literary fiction ($448 million), and mysteries ($422 million)?

In case you're wondering about my weekend plans; here they are:

  • Browse the eBooks About Romance Store to find the perfect book
  • Buy it and get it downloaded on my eReader
  • Settle down in my favorite armchair with a little food (preferably chocolate) and a box of tissues (the good ones make you cry at the end)
  • Ignore the TV and the rest of the family
  • Have a wonderful mini-vacation in a far away place where everything works out perfectly!

Tuesday, October 9, 2007

Guilty Pleasure vs. Not Guilty Pleasure


Just for the record...I read the first Title 'How to Date Men', by Janis Spindel for the sole purpose of helping my Sister and Best Friend find a Date! Of course, I never refer to the book as my source for these words of wisdom that I project to them. That would take all the pleasure out of seeming enlightened by my years of experience. "Yeah Right..." "No Really..." Nonetheless, this book was very informative on the male perspective and what goes through their mind when looking for a relationship. Not to forget what is on their mind as well. Where was this book 15 years ago? I recommend this eBook to all single women and a few married ones as well.

'He's the One' by Jane Beckenham is a perfect example of what I call My guilty pleasure. That is when you “rip-the-cover-off-so-no-one-knows-what-you’re-reading” fiction. I don't do that much these day's though for I don't run into that problem with reading eBooks. No Cover, nobody's business. 'He's the One' is a real pleasure to read. Don't forget to check below for your coupon code for a discount on these to eBooks.

How to Date Men: Dating Secrets from America's Top Matchmaker eBook edition by Spindel, Janis
The hardest part about dating is understanding the mysterious inner workings of a man's brain. How can women know what men are really looking for if men don't tell them? They can ask Janis. With over fourteen years of experience as a professional matchmaker, Janis Spindel has a unique insider's perspective on contemporary dating culture. All her clients are men, and they tell her exactly what they want in a relationship. Janis offers women a step-by-step plan for winning a man's heart, such as: --It's okay to ask a guy for his number, as long as you do it with confidence. --Don't wear your work clothes on a date, ever! Freshen up before meeting a guy --Pay him a compliment--he's human. He'll love it. Entertaining and empowering, What Men Really Want is the next best thing to a private appointment with the nation's premier matchmaker.
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He's the One eBook edition by Beckenham, Jane
Wedding consultant Taylor Sullivan is sensible, successful, and creates fantasies for a living. The fact that business is booming isn't enough. She wants to be the best and one thing is holding her back-her own lack of sexual experience. What Taylor needs is a good teacher. Enter bad boy Cade Harper. Cade is known for his talent in the bedroom and the long string of broken hearts that he's left behind. When Taylor approaches him with a simple business proposal he can't say no. In exchange for one night of no-strings-attached passion, she'll help him develop a promotional plan for his new business. As things heat up between them and business turns into pleasure, the man who doesn't believe in lasting love, roses, and the white picket fence finds himself falling hard and fast. Weddings, love, and commitment are Taylor's business. Can she put her fears aside long enough to make her own fantasy come true? Maybe...if he's the one.
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