Tuesday, May 29, 2012

1st Snail Mail Paperback!!

Hello everyone, I'm so excited!! Today I received my first paperback novel from an author! I have received books for reviews before, some of them through NetGalley, others thanks to the various blog tours I’ve participated (and will continue to), and some because the authors actually contacted me (email me) asking for a review.

But all of them have something particular in common, all of them are ebooks. Don’t get me wrong, I love ebooks, my kindle currently houses 414 of them; most of are still unread, but there at the ready thanks to the wonderful eReader IQ site which sends me a daily email warning me of free books on Amazon. Anyways, I digressed, back on topic; I’m a big ebook supporter and, with a boyfriend that works in the computer industry (which means I have to hear about it day and night), I consider myself pretty technologically savvy. However, that doesn’t mean I no longer care for physical copies.

There is something about actually holding a book, the feel of the pages as they are turned, that smell of those inky phrases that can never, I hardly doubt it will ever be achieved by any digital media. The feel of an actual book on your hands, on your personal shelves cannot be replaced. Yes, ebooks are beyond convenient, I love to be able to just slip my kindle on my purse or in my backpack when I go to college and not worry about the excessive extra weight it’s going to place over my shoulders (I used to carry more than one “extra” book with me). I love the convenience of not having to wait to get home if I finish my previous book early in order to start reading a new one. I love that I can pretty much have at my fingertips whichever book I’m in the mood for without worrying about having left it home by mistake or lack of space; and the best part, the anonymity. I no longer need to worry about curious glances from people who do not understand how can I like such a thing as it is the Paranormal genre; if there is one thing I’ve learn is that people, even those that are close to you, can be pretty judgmental when they don’t share your likes.

I still love to have books that I know will fill my physical shelves, not the digital ones. So I was beyond excited when I realized that the first physical book that I’ve been offered to review arrived today.

I just wanted to share this with you guys and thank the author for both contacting me about reviewing his book as well as his promptly delivery of said novel, so I’ll shut up now. Here is the description for the book I got on the mail today:
Welcome to the Nightlife of the Palmetto City 
With an Arch-Demon masking itself as a serial killer, a NCSI agent hounding a Navy SEAL for crimes he didn’t commit, a clan of lycanthropes living secretly among the masses, and overseeing it all a congregation of pious vampires believing that they have ‘Divine Right’ over the city, the nights were wild enough. Add in one young woman with special abilities and in possession of a holy relic that threatens the existence of all vampires, and the stage is set for a dangerous mix of action and steamy sex over the course of hot, humid nights in this ‘Holy City’.
Jamie Grace wants nothing more than to lead a normal life, but her ability to see a person’s soul through an aura that radiates through every living person makes this wish impossible. Soon after arriving in her new home of Charleston, South Carolina, she encounters what appear to be humans that have no aura. 
Jamie soon learns that the mysterious creatures are vicars of the Sanctum Damnatus and unfortunately they are as troubled about her existence as she is with theirs. Complications ensue when the vampire that has been sent to kill Jamie falls in love with her. With her would-be assassin turned protector, Jamie finds herself on the run from both the Damnatus and an Arch-Demon from Hell. Tangled with Christian dogma and biblical lore and set in this historic coastal Southern city, Jamie must find out whom she can trust and begin the journey of learning what she truly is in this first novel of the Holy Damned Saga.
Thank You! Thank You! Thank You!

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  1. I remember my 1st snail mail book, it was a great day when I saw it in my mailbox :-)
    This book sounds good too! I can't wait to see your review for it.
    I had never heard of the reader IQ site before,gonna check it out in a few minutes.

    1. Thank you, is currently #6 on my TBR list, but since I'm free for the summer, I'm hoping I can get to it pretty soon. I was almost jumping when I saw the package since is the first that I received under both my name and the blog's name ^.^ The book came with three book markers too, one already confiscated by my sister as soon as she saw it.

      I love Reader IQ, you can choose your region (mine is Caribbean) and your favorite genres and you get a daily customized email notification with the day's free offers. It has only one downside, it enables the book hoarding disorder ~.^

  2. Hey, I am following your blog, it looks really cool. If you could follow me back http://dragonslairbooks.blogspot.com/ also could you comment on what you think of my blog please.

    1. Thank you, I'm now following you ^.^

  3. Oops, I originally wrote Reader IQ when in fact it is eReader IQ, I corrected it on the post. Sorry guys.


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