Wednesday, October 3, 2018

Wednesday Reads and Blurbs on E-Books

You know what I hate the MOST about e-books? There isn’t any BLURB listed when I opened the book. I did not have access to the Internet on my cruise (not without kicking Hubby off first and he hogged it all the time), so I couldn’t tell WHICH book I wanted to read next on my Nook without opening each up and starting to read (because I couldn’t even tell what GENRE they were!!!). So… for all you independent publishers PUT THE STUPID BLURB AT THE BEGINNING OF THE E-BOOK!! Thank you!

I do it on my books for that purpose alone.

Here’s what I finished reading this week:

Book #40

Dates read: September 22-25
Title: Huntress for Hire
Year of publication: 2010
Author: Terry Spear
Genre: Paranormal romance
Series: Heart of the Huntress #4
# of Pages: 237
Paper or plastic: Plastic (Nook book)
How obtained: Free at RT
Blurb from Goodreads: Rebel vampire huntress Rachael Bremerton wants revenge against Piaras, one of the most ruthless vampires in Dallas, for the murder of her parents. But when she’s lured by another vampire, Adonis, into the darkness—the same darkness she’s feared since she was a child—she’s torn between her huntress sensibilities and some strange desire to be with the creature she’s meant to despise and destroy.
    Adonis, a hunter turned vampire, has been ordered by Piaras to bring Rachel to him untouched. In return, Piaras will release Adonis’s family unharmed. But when Adonis first sees Rachael, his hunter desire to have a huntress mate kicks in, or is it the dark heart of the vampire that makes him crave her so?
    Turning Rachel over to Piaras becomes less of an option. But can he find a way to free his family, claim Rachael for his own, and keep her family from discovering he is a hunter turned vampire—a creature they will all feel obligated to hunt down and kill?
My thoughts: It was an enjoyable read (and I didn’t realize I was reading book 4 until just now). I might check out the rest of the series.

Book #41

Dates read: September 26-26
Title: Accidentally In Love With the Pilot
Year of publication: 2018
Author: Teri Anne Stanley
Genre: Contemporary romance
Series: N/A
# of Pages: 186
Paper or plastic: Plastic (Nook book)
How obtained: Purchased
Blurb from Goodreads: Fighter pilot Ben Rutledge loves his solitude. Which means spending a month of leave in overcrowded, over-glitzy Las Vegas isn’t up his alley, especially after his friend ditches him. His first inclination is to bow out, and quickly. Instead, he finds himself sharing drinks—and a whole lot more—with a sexy woman celebrating her birthday. After all, it’s just one night, and he can go back to his quiet life tomorrow.
    Megan Shuttlekrump doesn’t have time for a boyfriend, much less a husband. But a night of celebratory drinks with a handsome stranger ends with a ring on her finger—and no memory of how it got there. Her new “husband” is over the top hot, but he’ll be out of her life once his leave is over. As long as they can find out which of the thousand or so chapels in Vegas married them…
My thoughts: Teri’s my friend and I always buy her books. But she’s not the reason I read them. If you love contemporary romance, you’ll love hers. I’m not a fan of the genre and I enjoy them a lot. Lots of romance with some funny parts.

Oh my gosh. My feet may disown me after this week. Sunday we went to Kennedy Space Center and walked a lot. Monday we went to Universal Studios and walked even more. And yesterday we went to Disney’s Animal Kingdom and walked even more than that! My Fitbit loves me. My feet do not. Today should be a quiet day. But tomorrow it’s back to Kennedy and on Friday Disney’s Hollywood Studios. Now, if it only were cooler. Then maybe my feet won’t care.

Hahahaha! Who am I kidding? They’ll care!

So… Do you read e-books? Would you prefer the blurb to be placed at the beginning? Please don’t let me be the only one who cares.

Happy Reading!


Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

My Fitbit would be excited by all of those steps.
Sorry, I have no control over the placement of the synopsis in my books...

Maria Zannini said...

That's a great idea to put a blurb first in an ebook. That would help a lot.

Stacy McKitrick said...

Alex - Maybe you could suggest it to them. :)

Maria - My previous publisher did that with one of my books and I realized what a great idea that was! I wish everyone who publishes did it.

Jennette Marie Powell said...

My publisher always puts the blurbs in the beginning of its ebooks. Seems like most of the ebooks I read do, and most are indie-published. Sounds like you're having a fun vacation - hope you recover from all that walking!

Stacy McKitrick said...

Jennette - I'm hoping I become a stronger walker with all this walking!

JeffO said...

Maybe when e-books start placing blurbs at the beginning, they'll call it 'the McKitrick'!

Don't read e-books. I stare at screens enough during the day, and the night, when I'm writing, that I really don't want to do it when I'm reading, too.

Stacy McKitrick said...

Jeff - "The McKitrick"? That's funny! E-books come in handy when I'm traveling (take up less space). That's about the ONLY thing I like them for.

dolorah said...

Yes, blurb at the beginning! My feet would be protesting all that walking too.

Stacy McKitrick said...

Donna - Yeah, my feet ain't too thrilled with all the walking I've done. Guess they'll just have to get used to it! :)