Thursday, October 28, 2010

VBT# Salvation - Jacqueline Paige




Hey all you funky readers out there , do you need saving ? Come check out today's Virtual Book Tour provided by Goddess Fish Promotions "Salvation" by Jacqueline Paige.
We have in store for you today , a blurb of the book , a sneak peek into a chapter of the book "for your eyes only" and a guest post written by the lovely Jacqueline Paige on her views on Why an Ebook and not Print ? A topic that ever since the release of ebooks and ebook readers has been an ongoing debate/discussion of sorts.

                                                     
                                                               Salvation

                                   Synopsis of Salvation - Jacqueline Paige - October 2010

Tagline:  Two centuries of not existing is about to change...

Blurb: Lost in a place between living and dying, confined to roam endlessly over the same grounds for all eternity and cursed to never be seen again, Jareth wanders through time alone and longing for the sea once more. When he realizes there is one thing he yearns for more than he ever did the sea, he is tossed into a world he is unfamiliar with.

Stuck with a life that never goes her way, Miranda is determined to get at least one thing she wants. When that one thing turns out to be a sexy pirate that lived over two hundred years ago, she finds herself faced with more than one challenge to have him.

Can they break the curse and be together?

                                                        
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                                                                  Why Ebooks ?


Each time I discuss one of my books coming out or someone finds out I write I end up facing the same questions. Why would you do it online or in eformat?


So, why ebooks?

For me, I love books in any form a book can be in!!! More often than not I buy the ebook, yes I’ve been known to sit and wait for the clock to roll past midnight on a release date, and if it’s a favourite author I buy the paper version as well. It is hard to display a fabulous ebook collection on a shelf. (but my hard drives are full of them!)

The practical side to buying/publishing an ebook is – no paper, less physical storage space, less time consuming -for publisher to format for ebook formats is less time consuming than setting up paper printing – or so I’ve been told and for a reader, you don’t have to leave the house to get the book. You can shop and select and it’s instantly there on your computer when you’re finished. (Fabulous for those nights of insomnia when you’ve already read everything on paper in the house - twice!)

Before the electronic book age hit, you had to choose which book you might be in the mood to read if you were going on a trip, anticipating a long wait in an office or to read on your break. There are more reasons than these but...

Now, you can upload favourites or your ‘to read’ list onto your portable device and decide then what you’re in the mood to read. Without having to announce to the world what exactly you are reading. (because seriously, sitting in a noisy office waiting room trying to become absorbed in the latest fantastic erotic paranormal book is at times awkward if you’re displaying the sexy cover of naked yummy bodies – and the young children of the woman waiting beside you have more than noticed and asked rather loudly about it...)

So, to me reading whatever, wherever you want is a HUGE plus!!

Another thing I’d like to point out (and yes it may seem weird coming from a person that has had to actually go through boxes and boxes of paperbacks and decide (or try to) which ones you really, really HAVE to keep because you’re out of places to put them) is, sometimes a book isn’t the great success that a publisher/author would like it to be and ebooks save printing (or trees/paper and time). If the sales warrant it in ebook format, then printing it is a great idea.

I think with eformats, you can reach more people. There are far more people on the net then there are that have access to all the books stores out there in reality world. If I were an author that only had print books out there would they still reach the English person in countries that can’t find anything to read in English (I encountered this with one of my titles- someone that was stationed in Portugal was excited about ebooks because she could find something to read without having to pay shipping to have a print one mailed).

I could babble on for pages about this, but I won’t.

With all of that being said, these are a few reasons why I am signed with epublishers ...go try and ebook, you might like it!






Excerpt 3:


Setting the linen down, he looked to the clothes again. He had tried twice to work the jeans and was at a loss. He heard the door close to the front room of the house. He smiled; Miranda could show him how to put these odd things on. He grabbed the jeans and opened the bathroom door. “Miranda, I am not—” He glanced up from the jeans to see a woman—not Miranda—standing inside her door but a rather tall, light-haired woman. He offered her his most charming smile.



“Hello.” She continued to stand there with her jaw dropped open and her eyes huge. He was uncertain what he was to say as to why he was standing in Miranda’s home with a small linen cloth wrapped about his waist.



The door opened behind the silent woman and Miranda came in. She stopped abruptly and looked up at the woman.



* * * *



“Jody? When...” She looked over at Jareth standing outside the bathroom door, jeans hanging from his hand and a white towel—a small white towel—wrapped around a mouth-watering tight waist. His chest was bare, beads of water from his hair dripped down it. Had she ever seen a more tasty set of abs in her life? She didn’t think so. She worked her way...slowly...up to his face to see he knew exactly what she was thinking. He winked at her, snapping her back to the problem at hand. She turned her head back to her drooling, stunned friend, Jody. “Jody?”



Jody turned with her mouth still hanging open. She shut it with a snap and looked back over at Jareth.



Randy turned to Jareth. “Could you give us a moment, Jareth?”



He inclined his head, but not before sending her a devilish look. “Most certainly, little one.” He smiled widely at her gawking friend.



Salvation buy link:

Eternal Press : http://www.eternalpress.biz/book.php?isbn=9781615722174


3 comments:

  1. Print is my first choice for book format, but I do like how ebooks don't take up space and I can purchase them anytime I want. An Ereader is in my future and I will split my purchases between both formats.

    lenikaye@yahoo.com

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  2. A wise idea, Leni.

    I enjoyed the idea of ebooks this summer when we went away, I didn't have to decide on which books to take - just loaded up many so I could decide later.

    Thanks for stopping by!

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  3. Im with Leni, as print is always my first option but then in saying that I have over 200+ Books on my e-reader , alot of them I wouldnt have access to otherwise as they aren't avail yet in stores in New Zealand

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