Dear Authors and Gentle Readers:
I guess it’s safe to say that we Ja(y)nes are suckers for books. We got a great response from our first ebook buzz contest. We will run this contest at the end of every month until August and maybe longer, depending on how well we like the books we read. Just because your book wasn’t picked doesn’t actually mean we won’t buy it and review it at a later date. Ultimately, we each decided to buy ten different books (or 12 depending on how you count up Megan Hart’s contributions). We will review three a week until the start of our next contest. Each book will stay at the top of the blog until the next review goes up.
Without further ado:
- Raine Weaver’s Let’s Pretend
- Megan Hart’s Playing the Game (which apparently I bought from Fictionwise in January of 2005 and never read. Huh. Maybe this will fulfill AngieW’s April TBR Challenge. I saw that it was part of a 3 book series so I went ahead and bought books 2 and 3 and will review them together).
- Lauren Dane’s The Enforcer
- Celia Stuart’s Once in a Blue Moon.
Jayne went with the following:
- Marie Treanor – Some other Sea
- Shannon Stacey – Forever Again
- Summer Devon – Learning Charity
- Melani Blazer – Brand Name Dates
Tracy Sharp – Repo Chick Blues
- Pam Champagne – Ribbon of Rain
In buying these ebooks, Jayne and I encountered several problems. I couldn’t find Raine Weaver’s by at her website. I finally gave up after about 10 minutes of searching the website and did a google search. Found the book at Fictionwise. Similarly, Megan Hart’s Playing the Game was a bit hidden. Fortunately, Ms. Hart has a search feature on her site which helped me locate the book page.
Jayne and I both had problems getting our books from Liquid Silver. I was initially very impressed by Liquid Silver or Siver, however it is spelled, because of the nice, very professional covers. But when you can’t download your book after several hours, you start to panic and exchange profanity laced emails with your blog partner. In a word of defense for Liquid Silver, I did get a help desk response and workable link at midnight which is pretty impressive.
Jayne still hasn’t received her download code from Triskelion. Maybe she won’t read Pam Champagne’s book. After all, if she can’t download it, she can’t read it.