Tomorrow starts “Cyber Monday” – when retailers like Amazon.com offer their version of Black Friday deals. Amazon has actually already started, you can see some of the deals here.
I would like to call attention to a few indie authors out there, myself included, that you might want to look into for gifts for Christmas. Most of these authors are published in both traditional and Kindle formats. Also, before we get into that, I would highly recommend the Kindle Fire as a great mid-level gift for those new to eReaders and Tablet PCs. The Fire is especially a good idea for young adults as it is a combination Tablet PC and eReader, but right now is retailing for $160. It isn’t as powerful as an iPad 2 or as versatile as a Kindle Fire HD, but at $160 you can’t beat it.
Now, onto some books (note: if you have a family member who owns a Kindle you can also “gift” Kindle purchases to them as well.
Obviously we have my personal favorite, targeted towards Young Adult readers and anyone who enjoys the Fantasy genres, “Firedancer” by your’s truly. It will be on sale on Kindle for $2.00 off the regular price. Sadly I cannot control how it is discounted for Paperback, but I am sure there are great Cyber Monday deals on shipping.
For the more adult readers, a book about a costumed crime fighter who takes on the rising criminal and drug elements in small town Chehalis/Centralia, Washington (where I reside, so a bit dear to my heart) can be found in “The Shepherd Chronicles Part I: Books I through V of ‘The Shepherd Chronicles” by Aaron Vincent, also available in Kindle and Print format.
Some of my fellow local authors include Debby Lee, who has several of her own works published but is also one of the contributors in a wonderful compilation of short stories entitled “A Cascades Christmas (Romancing America)“, writing in the genre of light romance and heart-warming tales. One review says:
This was an uplifting and, ultimately, joyful series of holiday stories. The setting and time period are reminiscent of the musical Seven Brides for Seven Brothers. Gotta love those lumberjacks. The stories are interconnected and it’s wonderful to stay in touch with characters from the previous
stories. The men and women in this book are real. They have failings, make mistakes and lose sight of God’s will. There’s sorrow and regret along the way. What stays with you, however, is the overriding love for each other and for God. These are charming, inspiring and, at times, powerful love stories. It may have been near 100 degrees outside while I read this book but in my heart it was Christmas.
Finally, I would like to call attention to a local Science Fiction author, Kyle Pratt, who has a Kindle-only book entitled “Titan Encounter” that has garnered a few great reviews on Amazon.
Justin starts one morning as a respected businessman and ends the day a fugitive wanted by every power in the known universe.
Fleeing with his ‘sister’ Mara and Naomi, a mysterious woman from Earth Empire, their only hope of refuge is with the Titans, genetically enhanced soldiers who rebelled, and murdered millions in the Titanomachy War.