How the Amazon Kindle Fire HD has Brought My Dream of Providing An Awesome and Fun Reading Experience to Life!

Hi Everyone,

For the past 10 years since I’ve been writing books, I’ve been going non-stop, writing books and creating series I haven’t published until digital book technology improved to the point it was a seamlessly enjoyable experience for the author, the publisher, and readers.  Although I published some books throughout my 10 years as print books, the logistics of it have been painstakingly time-consuming, and having ebooks was and is, the way to go for someone like me, who had been in digital marketing before in the corporate world. I understood the digital world, and I knew digital books will be the wave of the future just like music and film.  I saw the writing on the wall back in 2001 when my books were first published, but didn’t have the distribution channel, the devices that would make digital book reading as good as or better than a physical book.

So many of the books I had written was backlogged, waiting to be published. But with over 80 books at the time, it would be tremendously costly to print and publish. So, they sat.

Until the Kindle came along in 2010, and I was able to immediately place a bunch of my books out on Kindle, with my publishing partners, theEDGEbooks.com.

Today I got a chance to experience the new Kindle Fire HD, and it is amazing to see how beautiful everything is on that screen.  The colors, the clarity, and the non-glare.  Plus, my books looked great with the fonts, the formatting, and the way the covers are presented.

If you wanted more information about me as an author or what other books I’ve written, just go to X-ray or other information.  If you have a favorite character you want to keep following throughout the book, you can find out where he or she shows up through X-ray, too.  All this is coming up, along with some amazing features.

If you purchased an audio book of the Steampunk Scarlett series or the Alchemists Academy or the Wolf Fey and more titles coming soon, you can sync the audio book up with the ebook right where you left off.

I’m so excited that finally, there’s someone out there who can provide this amazing reading experience for readers and authors alike.

Amazon.

 

As an author and publisher, I am excited about the possibilities of more innovative features that would take the reading experience to a new high.  Although there are more features I would love to see happen (I’m a futurist what can I say?), this is a pretty darn good start.

image of Kindle Fire from Amazon.com

 

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BECAUSE I LURVE YOU – FAN APPRECIATION FEBRUARY – Every day I’m giving Out a Signed Book!

Because I Lurve You – FAN APPRECIATION FEBRUARY!

Every day, I’m giving away a SIGNED paperback book to be Announced on one of the following Facebook Pages starting on Monday Feb.6 :

YA Books from Kailin Gow

The Frost Series

PULSE Vampire Series

DESIRE

Beautiful Beings

Wicked Woods Series

FIRE WARS SERIES

FADE Series

Steampunk Scarlett

Phantom Diaries Series

Stoker Sisters

Contest is International and is administered by theEDGEbooks.com PR

FIRE Up your Winter – Win a Kindle Fire! Fire Stones (Fire Wars #2), Sight (Wicked Woods #5), and Immortal Devices (Steampunk Scarlett #2) Released this Month!

Win a Kindle Fire with the January Releases of  SIGHT (Wicked Woods #2), FIRE STONES (Fire Wars #2), and IMMORTAL DEVICES (Steampunk Scarlett #2)

FIRE STONES – just released on Amazon Kindle! 

SIGHT (Wicked Woods #2) – Just Released!

IMMORTAL DEVICES (Steampunk Scarlett #2) – Just Released

WIN A KINDLE FIRE!

Contest Administered by Create1 Promotions

The rules are simple.  Send a copy of your receipt to info@theEDGEbooks.com of  SIGHT, FIRE STONES, and/or IMMORTAL DEVICES to ENTER.

Contest ends March 31, 2012. No purchase necessary. See contest rules for more information.

Another Adventure Awaits Scarlett in IMMORTAL DEVICES: Steampunk Scarlett #2 – JUST RELEASED!

                Immortal Devices (Steampunk Scarlett  #2)

Just Released in Kindle Version then Paperback Version to follow next week!

Here’s the description:

Scarlett is lured into the immortal realm in her quest with the charming Lord Darthmoor and gorgeous Tavian in search of the Immortal Devices that wield immense powers, like the power to control all beings of Love. In this exciting sequel in the Steampunk Scarlett series, Scarlett encounters danger and enough twists and turns to keep her guessing as to who to trust and who to love.

Watch the Trailer:


Taste Of Tuesdays Teasers from Upcoming Releases in January – SIGHT (Wicked Woods #5), Immortal Devices (Steampunk Scarlett #2), and Fire Stones (Fire Wars #2)

Taste of Tuesdays is a regular feature from my blog giving a taste from a book or film or show I’m working on.  Today’s teasers are from:

Immortal Devices (Steampunk Scarlett #2)

“Well, what have we here?” Aphrodite asked, looking Tavian up and down. She gave him an almost hungry look, but there was a slight turn to her smile that suggested she had mischief in mind too. “Do you have a name, sweet boy?”

“Tavian.” Tavian did not move back under the scrutiny of her gaze.

“A lovely name,” Aphrodite said. “But then, you are a most lovely young man. And fey too. What more could a girl ask for?” Her eyes shifted to Scarlett. “What more could a girl ask for, Scarlett? A vampire and one of the fey? Have you tried them yet? No, of course you haven’t.”

Releases January 9, 2012 in Kindle and Paperback!

SIGHT (Wicked Woods #5) 

“And you’re powerful enough to be a prime female.” Josh looked at her again. His hunger seemed to be under control, but he was definitely thinking of something else. “The most powerful werewolves, the alphas, call out to one another. They are attracted to one another. It helps to keep the pack strong. It’s why Kevin is so attracted to you, I imagine.”

“And not my sparkling personality?”

Josh laughed, and that helped to ease some of the tension. “That too, I guess. You know that Kevin is alpha material, right?”

– Briony and Josh, The Werewolf King

Releases January 23, 2012 on Kindle and Paperback

Fire Stones (Fire Wars #2)

“And in the bowl I saw five gemstones, each burning more brightly than the last, composed of five different colors – each glowing brightly, as if a storm were brewing beneath the smooth surfaces of the gem. I touched each of the stones in turn, feeling their warmth against my skin. “If you ever lose me,” I said, smiling. “If ever fate should separate us – then fear not. These five stones will lead you back to me. Always.” – Mackenzy

 

Releases January 24, 2012 in Kindle and Paperback

 

 

 

 

If I WAS a Bookseller, Which of My Books Would I Recommend?

Wouldn’t it be great if we had more information available when we make a purchase?  This is especially true when it comes to buying a house or even a car.  If you’re like my husband, who researches everything before a big purchase, then wouldn’t it be great if information will be available right at the point-of-purchase, right at the tip of your fingertips?

Well, buying a book to read for pleasure is not quite the same as buying a house or buying a car.  Although believe it or not, many homebuyers and car buyers do less research on a home or a car than people who buy books.  I’ve been a real estate broker and have sold million dollar homes to people who would just have a sheet of paper, a photo of the house, and an one-time visit.  I’ve bought a house based on an one-time visit, and it turned out to be the house we loved most and lived in the longest in so far.

Now when it comes to buying a book, we rely on booksellers and the information they provide.  Many times, it’s just the blurb and some reviews.  And recommendations.

Who knows a book better than its author?  If authors were booksellers, how would they describe their book?

This is HOW I Would Recommend My Books:

1) The PULSE Series – Want sexy vampires and a girl with the special blood that can turned them human again?  PULSE is a series for age 16 and up that critics have been comparing to Vampire Diaries, Twilight, and any other vampire books to film or television show they have seen.  Because that’s the type of vampire world people are familiar with right now. The difference with PULSE is the vampires’ characters, the history between vampires and Life’s Blood Carriers like Kalina, and the romance.  PULSE now has 9 books out in the series and spin-off, and is read all over the world.  The film for PULSE begins development in 2012.

2) Bitter Frost, Frost Series – Want to enter and escape into a world of magic, fantasy, and romance?  Enter Feyland, the enchanted land of the fey where beautiful and dangerous fey and fey-like creatures live.  Feyland was first introduced to the world through the Fairy Rose Chronicles in 2003, when I began my fiction-writing career writing middle grade to teen books.  Fairy Rose Chronicles was written for age 9 and up, with the later books more for teens.  When Bitter Frost, the first of the Bitter Frost Series was introduced, with some of the characters from the Fairy Rose and a Feyland that takes place 5 years later from the Fairy Rose Chronicles, Feyland’s War of the Seasons is well underway, and has escalated to the taking of royal prisoners, which led to the Summer King’s banished daughter being brought back to Feyland after having grown up in the human world.  Bitter Frost is Breena Malloy’s story and how she navigated the dangerous political world of the Fey to become one of the most legendary leaders of Feyland.  The Frost Series has been contracted to become a multimillion dollar MMO Game. Release of the game is scheduled for 2013 or 2014.  Currently, there are over 14,000 fans and growing for the Frost Series as buzz about this under-the-radar book franchise is gaining more attention.

3) Desire – Escape into a perfect world where everyone’s life is planned out for them.  DESIRE is a dystopian fantasy romance that has a bit of paranormal. It melds genres and people are calling the DESIRE series “Original” and “Literary Genius”.  There is an incredible romantic triangle in DESIRE between Kama, her best friend and long-time boyfriend Liam, and a sexy stranger who knew more about Kama than she did named Torrid. There are already 3 books out in the DESIRE Series with another, Passion, set for release in 2012.

4) Fire Wars – Fire Wars is Greek and Roman Mythology in a Dystopian world.  The world takes place hundreds, perhaps thousands of years in the future when the land has eroded into islands.  Mackenzy Evers is a girl who has moved from place to place with her single mother, who has steadily climbed the career ladder as an Events Director at luxury hotels.  The latest place they move to is Aeros Island, which has more lush vegetation and natural beauty than anywhere else on Earth.  There Mac meets Chance Cutter, son of her mother’s boss, the wealthy Antonio Cutter of Cutter Imperial Hotels. He’s mysterious, sexy, and wants nothing to do with Mac, except for the intense attraction they feel whenever they cross paths.  Then there’s Varun Cutter, the down-to-earth cousin of Chance, who lives and works at the hotel, too.  Both of them have connections to Mac stronger than she can ever imagined, and as she finds out more about who she is, and what she is, she learns that her role in Earth’s future is critical.  The Fire Wars had its world premiere at the Orange Country Children’s Book Festival this year!

Here’s where you can watch the Trailer

And of course, I would recommend the following book series as well:  Beautiful Beings, FADE, Steampunk Scarlett, Stoker Sisters, Phantom Diaries, Harold the Kung Fu Kid, Queen B Superheroine, The Wordwick Games, and Wicked Woods.

Get STEAMY with Steampunk Scarlett! New YA Series Featuring New Technology. Release Party/Haunted Hotel Tour/Web Cast!

Introducing a new series in YA from Kailin Gow that combines mystery, romance, steampunk, and new technology within its pages:

The Steampunk Scarlett Series

People are buzzing about this series.  At a recent book publishing conference, the crowd went wild with the announcement of this series.  To kick off this series is book 1, releasing on Amazon Kindle tomorrow night, Thursday Oct. 27!

Following is a LIVE Broadcast from a “Haunted” hotel, the one I retreat to in order to finish writing deadlines.  I will be taking everyone on a tour of the hotel, and talking with radio host Joann Buchanan from CAVE Radio about Steampunk Scarlett and my other YA Series.

Here are the details of the LIVE Event:

http://www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=111970552247441

Steampunk Scarlett STEAMY Contest

Same time as the Broadcast/Haunted Hotel Tour – October 28, 2011 at 7 pm pst!

Get a chance to win:

 

And more!

Join the new Official Steampunk Scarlett Facebook Page at:

http://www.facebook.com/pages/Steampunk-Scarlett-Novels/234173669971719