Giveaway ends July 1 -One follower of The Wytch's Mirror will receive a copy of Beautifully Broken by Sherry Soule. Just leave a comment for Sherry Soule on her guest post titled Shadow People for a chance to win. The digital editions are available for purchase at Amazon.com and Barnes&Noble right now! This one is great! For YA and Paranormal fans, you are going to really love it! This Spellbound series is going to be hot!
The Wytch's Mirror was just one of many stops for Sherry Soule's Blog Tour for Beautifully Broken. See the entire schedule going on June 12 - August 30 and find more giveaways of Beautifully Broken.
Jun 29, 2011
Jun 21, 2011
What will you do with the extra daylight? Some hot reading? According to the almanac, it is Summer! It's hot, it's been hot and it's about to get hotter with a few reads added to my Nook!
Summer Solstice by Eden Bradley
This summer is going to be twice as hot…
This summer is going to be twice as hot…
The view from Leigh’s front porch was never this nice. In fact, her hunky new neighbor is sparking all kinds of naughty ideas about how to beat the heat. Much to her delight, the feeling is mutual—as long as they keep things light. Her divorce left her a little lonely, but far from needy.
Jared doesn’t plan to spend much time in his new place before jetting off on his next photojournalism assignment. Leigh’s classic, California blonde looks are any man’s fantasy. A little flirting, a little playful, neighborly car washing, and it isn’t long until their summer fling is in full swing.
Neither can imagine the sex being any hotter—until Jared’s sometime roommate and lover, Matteo, comes to town. In the arms of two men, Leigh brings her ultimate fantasy into scorching reality.
Jared revels in the chance to command his two lovers’ every move, but when he gets the call for his next overseas gig, he’s not so sure he’s ready for the fireworks to end. And even as Leigh gives her two lovers the most precious gift—their freedom—she wonders how she’ll find the strength to say goodbye.
by Gabrielle Bisset
Homeless and without any family, Arden Stephens must live on the streets of mid 19th century London, never a safe place for a young woman. One night, as she is running for her life from an attacker, she is rescued by Brandon Ridley and offered a place in his home as his maid. Brandon is enchanted by Arden from the moment they meet, but just as she has secrets, so too does he. A vampire hundreds of years old, he yearns for the companionship she can give him. But for that he must make her one of his kind.
Nightly, he visits her in her sleep, preparing her for the night he will finally make her his own. For Arden, the wanton dreams she has about her handsome employer seduce her and each day when she wakes up, she finds herself more drawn to him. But love and desire aren't enough for Brandon to sire her. He must first obtain the approval of his maker, an ancient vampire named Vasilije who has thwarted his chance for happiness before.But if Brandon can convince him, he may finally find the love he's been without for centuries.
Summer Solstice Scorchers
Nine new sizzling, sexy summer solstice stories of the paranormal from the pens of leading Whiskey Creek Press authors, including: "A Lover For Rachel" by Lynn Crain "Conjuring Cade" by C'Ann Inman "Dream Weaver" by Shannon Peters "Phantom Lover" by Susan M. Sailors "A Taste of the Forbidden" by Tambra Kendall "Theft of Souls" by RaeLynn Blue "Unnatural Bonds" by Michelle Houston "Vows" by Rusty Wicks "What You Desire" by Annmarie Ortega
Jun 15, 2011
The Wytch's Mirror welcomes Sherry Soule, author of Beautifully Broken, as Guest Writer with her guest post Shadow People. Sherry is also offering a digital copy of her new book Beautifully Broken to one lucky follower of The Wytch's Mirror. Thank you Sherry!
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Help to welcome Sherry by leaving her a comment and give her your best wishes with her debut novel Beautifully Broken being released July 1st. Follow, and your comment is an entry and a chance to win! Giveaway runs from today June 15 through July 1st!
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Jun 14, 2011
Since first writing book reviews at The Wytch's Mirror, I have been on and off again about ereaders. These little gadgets, like all technology, peek my curiosity and usually that is the extent of it. My eye sight is not the best and I was concerned I would have trouble seeing the text. Not to mention, there is nothing that can ever replace a real book. I know all book lovers do agree on that completely.
Although I love holding real books in my hands while reading, I have found a real need to be able to download ebooks and then to get all of those reads onto a portable gadget. There are many readers to choose from and with lots of different options, it all can make 'decision making' quite difficult.
It was unexpected, but so appreciated. On Mother's Day, my Husband and Daughter made sure I got my Nook. I had considered other brands, less expensive and much less popular, but I am very fortunate they insisted on the Nook. All I can say is bless their hearts, they made their old wytch a happy one.
I was a bit disappointed to find no back light. Now that I have been using it for awhile I can say with confidence, I get along perfectly fine without a back light and it is not a bother what so ever. In fact, it reads beautifully outside on a sunny day, in the vehicle or any place I so choose. At night in bed, I use a small bed side table lamp and the screen absorbs that light nicely. It's simply wonderful, and I'm finding my Nook much more easy to read than book print.
My Nook is the 1st edition with a smaller memory than Nook Color and of course, the screen where I read my book is black and white. However, the menu at the bottom is in color and shows the book covers beautifully within my Barns & Noble Library and I can buy more along with downloading tons of free reads at Barnes & Noble NOOK Book Store! The World's Largest eBook Store with over 2 Million eBooks!
A WiFi connection is absolutely necessary to register the Nook. Registration is absolutely necessary to really enjoy the Nook. What ever email is used to register the Nook must be the same email used to register Adobe Digital Editions. It is important to be able to sync these for transferring all digital reading.
The Nook can be used and enjoyed daily without a WiFi connection, however it really should be registered to use properly.
I have an account with Barnes & Noble. I search books and ebooks that I am interested in of all genres. There are many free ebooks available for the Nook and several of those are my favorites with vampires, witches, werewolves, and paranormal romance that this wytch loves to read. Searching Barnes & Noble on my PC, I add the ebooks I want to my eWish List. On my trips out and I know I will be where free Wifi is offered, I simply hit the Wifi button on my Nook and I am connected. Once in My Library on the Nook, I click on eWish List and download the books I want. It takes only a few minutes depending on the Wifi Connection.
The books that are in My Documents that I have transferred from my PC do not have a 'show cover' option. If a cover is included with the ebook it is shown when the book is first opened but it will be in black in white on my classic Nook. For those that want color and need all that extra memory I would recommend the Nook Color.
The Nook comes with a cable that connects to the computer easily. There's nothing to download, I just plugged it in and my computer recognized my Nook. The Nook can charge while being plugged into the computer. The same cable used for the computer comes with an AC adapter to make it accessible to an electric outlet as well. The cable is really soft and compact, easily stored in a small pocket in my purse.
Although it is possible to transfer PDF's and other files from the PC to the Nook, a Wifi connection is necessary to download ebooks from Barns&Noble.
Once files have been transferred and you are finished, right click on the nook drive usually named nook(F:) and click eject, once it changes to removable, you can safely remove the cable from the computer or leave your Nook plugged in for charging.
Adobe Digital Editions
I use Adobe Digital Editions and it also recognizes my Nook so that I can sync my own ebook library. As long as the email is the same for registering the Nook and for registering ADE, everything will sync together.
My Nook also has a music player. It is nothing fancy though and has no organization what so ever. If you put a dozen songs on it, they will not be listed in any order by album or artist. They simply are there and you click next or previous to get to the song of choice. The volume even on high still sounds low by most standards, and can be played without ear buds. When using ear buds the music is much crisper, nicer and louder.
Keep in mind the songs you want to transfer will need to be in MP3 format. If you have the latest version of Windows Media Player, go to Rip, format, mp3, and now ready to copy music. Just plug the Nook into the PC, open the Nook usually in nook(F:) drive, transfer the mp3's to the 'my music' folder. Photographs and other images can also be transferred along with wallpapers and screensavers. To disconnect be sure to select eject on the nook(F:) drive, then safely remove the cable from the computer.
I do not know first hand about audio books with the Nook and I can not share how to get those to work, however, supposedly the Nook should be able to support audio books. I am looking forward to finding out!
The Nook is a beautiful thing I tell you. I have fallen in love with mine way more than I could have thought I would. This was something I struggled with for a long time and I was convinced that I would not like nor need an ereader. Now, I can truthfully say that I adore my Nook and though I could probably survive with out it, if I had too.... my Nook would be sorely missed.