4.5 Star Review For Claimed By Desire

I am ecstatic! My debut novel Claimed By Desire was reviewed by Night Owl Reviews, and it received a Top Pick 4.5 Star rating. Ooh, Claimed by Desire is erotic and so-very-steamy. The sex is explicit and will definitely raise your temperature. The story is oh-so-romantic and emotional and the characters mesh together extremely well Night owl Reviews Read the entire review...

The Future of Independent Book stores, ebooks and The Publishing Industry

The writing is on the wall, ebooks will become a large part of the book publishing industry. I don’t think it will replace books completely, but I think in the next few years, more people will read ebooks than print books (if it dosen’t happen already). I look at the music industry as evidence. You can hardly find CDs anymore. The majority of music sold are mp3s/mp4s. Soon, CDs will only be available at vintage stores. However, it is not good that there are only a few sources for ebooks. The major stores such as Amazon, B&N, Google and the iBookstore are the only mainstream places I can think of where you can download ebooks. Well, there is kobo, smashwords, and Borders (for now). The publishing industry is important to the US economy. It not only sustains writers, but printers and editors as well as independent book stores. Many people make their living from the manufacture and sale of books. To level the industry and depend on six (6) merchants is not only bad for the economy but it is bad for the consumer. With only a few large (private) companies in essense “controlling” information and art how do we guard against censorship? What happens if Amazon gets a new CEO and they have an issue with vampires and decides, they won’t sell any book that has anything to do with vampires. There have already been instances where amazon removed books from their customers Kindle. Or when amazon removed all the books of a publisher because they were in a dispute. If you bought a book, Barnes & Noble...