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The Roses have gone to the movies--and twisted them to suit our creative purposes! For July, we're going crazy and talking about One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest and He's Just Not That Into You.

Thursday, July 31, 2014

Embrace your E-READER by Kat de Falla


Please join me in welcoming today's guest, Kat de Falla.

When I got the email that said The Wild Rose Press was picking up The Seer’s Lover, the same thing flashed in my mind that I imagine flashes in the mind of many a new author: “I can’t wait to hold my baby in my hands!”

The crisp new pages, the smell of a new book, flipping through the pages and seeing my own name IN PRINT!

As The Wild Rose Press does produce print books for certain word counts…I was in! Of course, the ebook was available first and I downloaded it the moment it was live on Amazon.

I quickly ordered ten of my babies in the mail…and waited…and waited. Where were they? Finally, weeks later, my neighbor came over with a box and said, “Are these yours? Because we’ve never ordered ten of the same book.”

Arrgh! Actually, it was a bit anticlimactic. My babies had been sitting on their front porch, then tossed aside INSIDE a house across the street for days!

I began to wonder at my marveling over my name in print. Was I more excited the book was available, or the ebook?

The truth is…shh!...I love the ebook. I had tons of downloads during my Kindle Free Days putting my ebook in the hands of people who might otherwise not give it a chance.

Then the real bummer. My husband and I love the Upper Peninsula of Michigan, but every time we drive through, we see the decimation of the logging companies. I won’t show pictures or videos…you’ve seen it, and it’s depressing.

Here are the stats (from ePublishers weekly 9/28/09):
            In the USA in one year, 2 billion books are produced. To get the paper for these books requires consuming 32 million trees. We can estimate that one tree yields enough paper for 62.5 books…The 200 million ebooks downloaded saved three million and two hundred thousand (3,200,000) trees.”

Okay, that’s pretty staggering. I’m not saying to abandon our beloved print books. We all have them and have lots we could never part with, but embrace your ereader!

Initially, I was sad that my book wouldn’t be prominently displayed in Barnes and Noble. But now, I realize the POD (print-on-demand) that The Wild Rose Press uses, ensures that only people who REALLY want a print copy of my book, get one.

If you’re feeling green…go splurge on an ebook and save the print books for those favorites you can’t live without!

Read on!

To celebrate the end of summer and my love of ebooks, THE SEER’S LOVER is on sale for 99 cents from August 1-August 15th!

Can you please help spread the word on the sale with this tweet:

ON SALE NOW! Get #theseerslover by @katdefalla for #99cents An ancient war rages between demons and seers. #TWRP


Purchase Links:

AMAZON

BARNES AND NOBLE

KOBO



Blurb:


For years, Calise Rowe has been able to sense unusual energy from people, making her believe she is different.  Pulled into an ancient war raging for centuries between demon hunters and seers, she's about to find out she's right.

Her search for the truth leads her to Lucas Rojas, a seer of angels and demons who walk the earth shrouded from normal human eyes.  He's hidden his gift for years and refuses to endanger Calise by sharing it with her.

In the sultry Costa Rican Jungles, their worlds collide.  As their passion and desire ignite, so does the ancient war between demons and seers.  Will their combined efforts be enough to save themselves and the entire human world, or will their new found love be their downfall?
  


Bio:

Author Kat de Falla was born and raised in Milwaukee, Wisconsin where she learned to roller skate, ride a banana seat bike, and love Shakespeare thanks to her high school English teacher.

Four years at the UW-Madison wasn’t enough, so she returned to her beloved college town for her Doctor of Pharmacy degree and is happily employed as a retail pharmacist where she fills prescriptions and chats with her patients.

She is married to her soul mate, classical guitarist, Lee de Falla and raising four kids together ala the Brady Bunch.

Kat’s Links:

Author Website: www.katdefalla.com
Twitter: www.twitter.com/@katdefalla
Facebook:www.facebook.com/authorkatdefalla (message me to join my street team!)

Wednesday, July 30, 2014

He Is That Into Her by Diane Burton



One of our movie topics this month is He’s Just Not That Into You. While I haven’t seen the movie or read the book of the same name, I can guess what it’s about. Loving someone who doesn’t love you. Way back in 1972, I met a man on a blind date. Mutual friends set us up and, I’m happy to say, we’ve been together ever since. I was very lucky that he was as into me as I was him. Still am. We’ve gone through good times and difficult ones, with the good outweighing the bad. We have two terrific children who have found people who are as into them as they are.

So why am I waxing poetic? Our son’s upcoming wedding. If that movie was about him, it could have been titled She’s Just Not That Into You. Until three years ago. Hubs and I met her shortly after and were equally smitten with her. She’s gracious, easy to be with, and loves our son. It was so obvious three years ago and even more so now. And he’s head over heels in love with her.

Several years ago, I shared an office with a young woman—so young that her mother was younger than me. She’d been going through a rough time in her marriage and asked me the “secret” of Hubs and mine. Some secret. LOL This is what I told her.

There’s no 50-50 in a marriage. Sometimes one gives 100% and sometimes the other does. It can’t be one person doing all the giving. 

“Please” and “thank you” are definitely magic words. 

Accept the other with all their faults and foibles. I drive Hubs crazy with my not finishing one project before jumping into another. He drives me crazy when he calls a smokestack a “chimley.” 


Neither of us is perfect, but we’ve found what works for us. I hope my son discovers what works for him and his future bride.




Normally, I blog on the 8th and 30th of the month. Since August 8th is the wedding, I’ve traded places with Vonnie Davis so I’ll be here on the 12th.