By Linda Wallace

Author's thoughts on the Pacific Northwest and beyond.

Saturday, December 15, 2007

Introducing Sonika

My very good friend, Eilis Flynn, announced the release of her third novel December 13. Introducing Sonika is currently available as an e-book from Cerridwen Press.

I bought her latest novel early Thursday morning and started reading immediately. This book is a fantasy with superheroes and dastardly villains. An exciting setup and sympathetic characters hooked me right away. I’m looking forward to finding out how heroine Sonya Penn will use her superpowers. And what course her romance with physicist John Arlen will take.

If you’ve never read an e-book, you should check it out. There’s a long list of advantages of e-books over print books—save forests, money, time and space—to name a few. You can buy e-books online 24/7, usually at a fraction of the cost of the very same print book. I use MS Reader (a free download) on my PC. My Microsoft e-reader shows the pages like a print book so there’s no scrolling, it bookmarks my place, the type is easy on the eyes and you can change the font size. It will even read the book to you if you want. Thus, any e-book can be a large-print or audio book. You can save thousands of books on a computer, hundreds on a CD, and you can buy a handheld reader to take them with you everywhere you go. You’ve probably seen Amazon’s new Kindle reader in the news, and there are many others available, i.e. Franklin E-Bookman, Hiebook, Rocket E-Book, Sony Digital Reader. I don’t own a handheld device, so I can’t give a personal recommendation. My understanding is they all have advantages and quirks, including a wide range of prices, so I’d suggest researching before purchasing.

Naturally, I think e-books are great since my two contemporary romances, Special Delivery and Big Bad Wolfe, are available at Wings ePress as e-books as well as paperbacks. You can also buy them on Amazon (paperback) and at Fictionwise (discounted e-book). Save a tree, read an e-book. Not a bad slogan.

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At 5:14 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Congratulations to your friend, and to you of course. I'm hoping to be published some day.

At 7:47 AM, Blogger Linda Wallace said...

But, of course, you are published. That's the beauty of blogs. I enjoyed reading your collection of intereting and disturbing tidbits on odd facts.

At 3:47 PM, Blogger EilisFlynn said...

HI, Linda! Thanks for reading Sonika -- I was curious to see what your reaction would be, considering you're not exactly a comic book kind of person. I'm glad the story worked for you!


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