AmaZOD Prime

Sorry if I haven’t posted for the last two weeks. Hubby once again “gifted’ me with sickness – nothing serious – but enough to slow me down. Stuffy nose that has lasted forever, sapping all my energy and leaving me with a case of the blahs.

I'll get you my pretty!
I’ll get you my pretty!

I’ve also been busy reading the final third of Lachlan’s Curse so I can send it to my beta readers. After that, it’s time to start plotting my next book.

During the last two weeks, while sitting on the couch in a pile of tissues, I’ve had some time to catch up on television. I binge watched True Detective – awesome freakin’ show!! I can’t wait to see the conclusion tonight.

The other thing I’ve been doing is reading. Like a fiend. I may have mentioned a time or two that I have a Kindle Fire (8.9) and I love it. Thanks to e-books, I’ve purchased more than a hundred books since I bought the fire last year – far surpassing the amount I bought with my Nook.

I have to applaud Amazon. The Kindle is a perfect Amazon delivery device. Not only is it easy to buy or borrow books (I’m a Prime Member), but I can buy stuff too all with a few easy screen touches. I can even use my Kindle to cue up video content onto my watchlist so I don’t have to scroll through menus on my blu-ray player.

Like I said – Way. Too. Easy.

Now, I totally understand why some people worry about Amazon taking over the world. Even though I’m a frequent user: buying tons of e-books, ordering seasons of Doctor Who, watching Amazon instant videos (just started Season 1 of Orphan Black), even bought a pair of  sneakers, I don’t think that will happen.

The reason – no company is invulnerable. If Amazon gets flabby, fat and lazy, some other entrepreneur will see the opportunity and take them on. Just like Amazon did way back in the early 1990s with brick and mortar stores.

The best thing about Amazon is the boxes.
The best thing about Amazon is the boxes.

So while I consider Amazon a giant time and money suck – and that’s only because I’m allowing it – I’m not worried about the evil AmaZod. Or the fact that once Amazon has mercilessly crushed all competition, they will ruthlessly raise prices on us unwitting consumers. This line of thinking has been dubbed “Amazon Derangement Syndrome” by The Passive Voice. Be sure to visit this informative blog for plenty of examples of this thinking.

I love to read, watch movies and TV, and get the best deal for my money. I don’t  plan on changing my buying habits anytime soon so until someone else can do a better job, I’m going to keep “using”.

I’ve Got a Date!

Happy Friday! Please be sure to head over to the Scribes and check out my blog – Don’t Bite Off More than You Can Chew. Or, put differently – my hubby versus the Voodoo Curse Burger. See who won the battle.

And, if you haven’t already entered, please head over to the Soul Mate Author’s Blog and leave a comment. You’ll be automatically entered in our November contest before it ends on the 30th. Here is what you could win:

Prizes include: Travel mug, mouse pad, $25 Soul Mate Publishing gift card, pens, bookmarks, mug, Christmas ornament, numerous downloads for e-books. Retail value is well over $100.00.

Pretty sweet!

So, back to the matter at hand. The number one question I get asked whenever I tell anyone I’ve sold MYSTIC INK is – When’s it coming out? Usually followed by – where can I buy it? That one’s easy – the book will be available for sale at the Soul Mate site, Amazon and Barnes and Noble.

I’m happy to say I can now answer the “when” question. I have a tentative month. I know the exact date, I’m just not saying yet in case it changes. But the month is January 2012. I will let everyone know the specific date, once I know for sure.

In the meantime, I’m plugging away at my NaNo novel and thinking about Zephyr’s book (he’s in Mystic Ink – you’ll have to read the book to find out more about him).

I hope everyone has a wonderful Thanksgiving.

Have any plans you want to share? Any dates you’re looking forward to? Do tell!