Posted in Amazon Kindle, Cool Stuff, Gadgets, I Want, Technology

Kindle Fire! Plus 3 Additional New Kindle Devices!

What an exciting morning! I sat at my PC this morning waiting in anticipation to hear what would be unveiled at the Amazon press conference held at 10:00 am. The rumors were that there would be a new tablet device unveiled.

The rumors would be correct! And there was more!

Kindle Fire

The Kindle Fire is a 7″ tablet that incorporates all kinds of media via wi-fi connectivity. It uses IPS display technology (used by iPads), has 8 GB of interanl storage (Free unlimited Amazon content storage via Amazon Cloud), weights 14.6 ounces and 8 hours of continous reading or 7.5 hours play battery life. It’s basically a smaller iPad without the 3G possibility with a MUCH smaller price tag: $199. (An iPad starts at $499 with 16 GB of storage, which is double what the Fire offers, so it’s compariable if you require more internal storage).

Fire will release on November 15th and pre-orders are available as of today with a first come first served. Get in line now!

Kindle Wi-Fi (no 3G option)

The Kindle has been redesigned! Say goodbye to the keyboard and hello to a smaller, thinner version! This is truly a great deal! Only want an e-reader? The Kindle is just what you need in a perfect little package with a perfect little price: $79. (with Special Offers) (Without Special Offers you’d pay $109) . It’s so small it’ll fit in the back pocket of your jeans!

Kindle Touch Wi-fi & Touch 3G

Now do you want an e-reader with a bit of pizzazz? Love the feel of a touch screen tablet but don’t want to fork over the extra cash for one? Then the Touch is probably what you’d like. It has a pretty incredible touch screen (I’d suggest watching the video on Amazon). It has a very cool new feature called X-ray. It will automatically download extra information from Wikipedia and Shelfari about the book so you can access it whenever you want with a simple touch of the screen.

This new technology is amazing. And so is the price!

Kindle Touch Wi-fi: $99 with Special Offers or $139 without Special Offers! Under $100 for a very cool e-reader device.

Kindle Touch 3G: $149 with Special Offers or $189 without Special Offers.

I like the idea of the Fire but I’m wondeirng if it’s better than the iPad? I don’t own an iPad but I’d love to. I hate the cost of the iPad but it’s comparible because it has double the amount of internal storage as the Fire. I probably won’t buy this quite yet but it’s really cool to see technology advancing!

Check out all the Kindle devices!

 

 
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Posted in Books To Read, I Want

Alert! The Hunger Games: Three by Suzanne Collins

In case you haven’t heard yet, the release date of the much anticipated third book in The Hunger Games trilogy has been announced with a release date.

The Hunger Games: Book 3 by Suzanne Collins

 

 

August 24, 2010

Upon further research I found a title on Goodreads, whether or not it’s legit I don’t know. The title is The Victors (Hunger Games, #3).

Pre-order

Book 3 is also available for pre-order on Amazon.com.

Series

If you haven’t read this series yet you are sorely missing out!

The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins

Catching Fire (The Second Book of the Hunger Games) by Suzanne Collins

The Hunger Games: Book 3 by Suzanne Collins

So what do you think? August is pretty far away but it seems logical since Catching Fire was released September 1, 2009.

Source: The Compulsive Reader on Twitter.

Jess Sig

Disclosure:
Amazon.com Associate. If you click on my links and purchase something I will receive a very small percentage of the purchase price.
Posted in I Want, Waiting on Wednesday

WoW: The Dark Divine by Bree Despain

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Seriously. I’m. Waiting. On. Wednesday. The mail just came and it’s still not here! 😦

What? I won the awesome Grand Prize from Bree’s recent contest on her blog:

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A pedicure kit complete with my new THE DARK DIVINE nail polish!

+ An autographed ARC of THE DARK DIVINE

+ $15 gift card to Barnes & Noble.

Yeah, awesome swag and I can’t wait (but I am) for it to get here! It’s only been a little over a week since she announced the winners but I’m so excited to read it!

Why? Because I LOVED the first chapter, which is available on Bree’s website or click the PDF logo below to go directly to the pdf document. Check it out. Or don’t because you’ll want more and more you will not be getting until it’s released December 22, 2009.

Or you can visit Bree’s blog every month on the 22nd to see what she has in store as a pre-release celebration.

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You can pre-order The Dark Divine on Amazon.com. $12.23 as of today.

So, what are you waiting for?

 

ETA:

IT CAME! Look what I did!

TDD Toes! Those are my feet! 🙂

Jess Sig

Posted in Cover Art, I Want, Rachel Vincent, Shifters

Cover Art: Shift (Werecats, Book 5) by Rachel Vincent

Take a look at this beauty!

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Shift is Rachel’s 5th Werecats or Shifters series book. I believe the release date is March 2010.

It follows a very tragic and very emotional Prey. You can read my review of each book in this series.

Stray (Shifters, Book 1): My Review
Rogue (Shifters, Book 2): My Review
Pride (Shifters, Book 3): My Review
Prey (Shifters, Book 4): My Review

I can NOT wait to read this. Prey was superb and so much happened that I can not wait to see how it is all resolved. After Shift there’s one last book, Alpha, which I can assume someone is crowned Alpha.

Posted in Amazon Kindle, Cover Art, FREE Books, I Want, Waiting on Wednesday

FREE Kindle Book: Darkfever (Fever Series, Book 1) by Karen Marie Moning

Amazing!

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Get the first book of this amazing series for FREE for the Kindle!

Darkfever is book 1 of the Fever series. Book 4 is releasing August 18th, Dreamfever, which was my WoW a few weeks ago. This series is really good! Read my review of the previous 3 books. I think it’ll be safe to read this series now that there are nearly 4 books out. I hear there are only 5 books total so that means there’s a happy ending in sight!

Darkfever (Book 1)
Bloodfever (Book 2)
Faefever (Book 3)
Dreamfever (Book 4)

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Visit Karen’s site to get more detailed info on her books! There are excerpts for the books.
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Posted in Amazon Kindle, Cover Art, I Want, Rachel Vincent, Waiting on Wednesday

WoW My Soul to Lose by Rachel Vincent – eBook available

The prequel to My Soul to Lose is available via ebook download today.

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My Soul to Take releases on August 1, check back here a week before the release for a contribution from Rachel!

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To tide you over until then you can order the prequel and get a peek into Kaylee’s world with My Soul to Lose.

Download from:

Amazon.com ($2.39)
Harlequin ($2.69)
BooksOnBoard.com ($2.25)
Fictionwise.com ($2.69 reg, or $2.29 Club)

I’ve ordered it from Amazon.com because I own a Kindle as well as an iPhone. 🙂 If you don’t have the Kindle iPhone app, you need to check it out. 🙂

I’ll do my review as soon as I’ve read it.

Today is Happy Release Day for Rachel twice! Prey releases today. Check out my Contest to win a copy of Prey.
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Posted in Cover Art, I Want

I Want: Tempest Rising by Nicole Peeler

Tempest Rising (Jane True) by Nicole Peeler
Orbit (October 27, 2009)
368 pages
$7.99 (Amazon.com, 06/27/09)

Okay, so this book isn’t releasing until October 27 but I received the ARC this week and I just finished Lover Avenged by J.R. Ward (it was amazing) but I’m starting Tempest Rising RIGHT NOW! I haven’t read any of it yet but I will once this post is posted.

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I first heard about this upcoming release from the Orbit blog. The cover is what sucked me in and then I read the synopsis and then I found the author’s site and now I’m hooked and oh so excited to finally have my hands on this beautiful book! Thanks Nicole for sending this to me so quickly and on your road trip at that!

Here’s the copy from the back of the ARC:

Living in small town Rocakabill, Maine, Jane True always knew she didn’t quite fit in with so-called normal society.

During her nightly, clandestine swim in the freezing winter ocean, a grisly find leads Jane to startling revelations about her heritage: she is only half-human.

Now, Jane must enter a world with supernatural creatures that are terrifying, beautiful, and deadly–all of which perfectly describe her new “friend,” Ryu, a gorgeous and powerful vampire.

It is a world where nothing can be taken for granted: a dog can heal with a lick; spirits bag your groceries; and whatever you do, never–ever–rub the genie’s lamp.

If you love Sookie Stackhouse, then you’ll want to dive into Nicole Peeler’s enchanting debut novel.

“A fascinating, fast-paced, sexy storm of a book.” –Rachel Caine

Cover design by Laurn Panepinto
Cover illustrations by Sharon Tancredi

I loved the Sookie Stackhouse series, and I’m loving the HBO series which is based on the books, and I’m positive this book will not disappoint. I hope to write up my review soon after finishing it. Sometimes I like to think on it before I write my review but I don’t think I’ll do that this time.

I did flip through the book when it arrived and I noticed that each chapter has an image of the Celtic Tree of Life, which is awesome! I recently received a modified version of the Tree as a tattoo on my arm.

The book’s Tree of Life (but it looks shiney in the book):

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My Tattoo:

I’m looking forward to seeing how the Tree of Life gets incorporated in the story.

In the mean time feel free to connect with Nicole and Orbit.

Nicole’s blog
Twitter
Orbit Books

So what do you think? Love the cover? Some have had negative thoughts about it looking too anime and that the girl looks too young. Personally, I think it FREAKING ROCKS! I don’t care if she looks too young. It’s beautiful. And it sold me the book, so there. 😛

You can pre-order Tempest Rising from Amazon.com!

Posted in Cover Art, I Want, Sneak Peek

Cover Art: The Dark Divine by Bree Despain

I recently posted about The Dark Divine by Bree Despain. The sample chapter is available and now she has released her cover art!

Read the first chapter on her website as a sneak peek. It is really good! I was upset that I couldn’t read any more. 😦 I have already added it to my Goodreads “to-read” list.

So go check out the first chapter! Come back and let me know what you think!

Didn’t you just love it?! Pre-order it on Amazon.com! It’s scheduled to release on December 22, 2009.
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Posted in Cover Art, I Want, Sneak Peek, Trailer, Waiting on Wednesday

I Want: Another Faust by Daniel & Dina Nayeri

So, I had planned to pick up an ARC of this book, Another Faust by Daniel & Dina Nayeri while at BEA but they were all out by the time I went there!

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Luckily, I was in communication with Dina prior to BEA and she’s having one sent to me! 🙂

Today they released a very cool promotional trailer. Check it out.

I’m really looking forward to reading this. The cover is pretty nice. Very sleek and elegant looking. The story line sounds very paranormal with a twist of mystery.

Here’s the summary available from Daniel & Dina’s website:

One night, across four cities, five children disappear. Years later,
five enigmatic teenagers appear at an exclusive New York holiday party
with their strange but beautiful governess, Madame Vileroy. Rumor and
mystery follow the Faust children to the elite Marlowe School, where
their presence brings unexplainable misfortune.

Using a series of “gifts” given to them by Madame Vileroy, the
children are able to soar to suspicious heights at Marlowe. The gifts
seem child-like in their simplicity. The governess teaches them to
cheat, steal, hide, and lie; ‘harmless’ she calls them, though they are
much more. For the vicious over-achiever, reading an unsuspecting mind
is simply to cheat. For the reclusive pariah, the gift of stopping time
is just another way to hide. And who but an aspiring writer can weave a
convincing lie?

Soon, Madame Vileroy’s gifts become darker and more complex. Living
in a gray home designed to cultivate and corrupt them, they are
enveloped in the side effects of their own addictions. They live cursed
lives, making deals with the devil as they claw their way toward their
goals….that is until two of them begin to uncover secrets more shocking
than their most unforgivable sins. A modern retelling of an ancient
dilemma, Another Faust recreates the story of the Faustian bargain. Set
in present-day New York, but spanning the centuries, it is a chilling
tale of ambition, consequences, and ultimate redemption.

Another Faust will release on August 25, 2009.