Friday, January 17, 2014

Blog Challenge #18: I did something today I haven't done in a long time...

My dog-eared copy
I dog-eared a paperback.

Let me explain why this is a big deal (at least for me).

I don't buy paperbacks much anymore. Ever since I got my first iPad a few years ago, I haven't really felt the need to spend $8.99 on a paperback when the ebook is available for $2.99 and I can read it or a dozen others on my iPad without having to carry them all. But, for Christmas, my daughter gave me The Perks of Being a Wallflower to read since she knows I loved the movie and wanted to read the book. I don't' have a lot of time to read for pleasure like I used to but today, I decided to pick it up and keep it as bathroom literature.

Don't look at me like that! It's a place of honor for me as I spend the most quiet of times on the can these days and the previous book to hold such an esteemed honor was Michio Kaku's The Physics of the Future. I didn't dog-ear that one. I just kept a bookmark in it but I also co-read it on my Kindle app when I realized there were so many great quotes I wanted to share. This may happen with TPBW as well but for now, I was just happy to be able to dog-ear a book again.

I am usually the one to tell my friends not to dog-ear the pages or crack the spine of the books I lend them but my reading purist ways appear to have gone by the wayside in the face of a great read.

Monday, January 13, 2014

Welcome Annabeth Albert to the Corvisiero Literary Agency

It's a pleasure to introduce you to the latest addition to the Sary Posse: Annabeth Albert. 

Her male/male New Adult romance title, CHOIRBOYS about a couple of guys who hook up and find love during an Acapella competition is not just deliciously sexy, but an incredibly fun read! I kept giggling and smiling as I read through the manuscript then told everyone to leave me alone while I cuddled Silas in my mind during the dark period of the book. I'm so excited to showcase her talent to world and her fabulous pink hair! :D

Photo courtesy: Annabeth Albert
Welcome Annabeth Albert!

Annabeth Albert grew up sneaking romance novels under the bed covers. Now, she devours all subgenres of romance out in the open—no flashlights required! When she’s not adding to her keeper shelf, she’s a multi-published Pacific Northwest romance writer. 
Emotionally complex, sexy, and funny stories are her favorites both to read and to write. Annabeth loves finding happy endings for a variety of pairings and is a passionate gay rights supporter.  In between searching out dark heroes to redeem, she works a rewarding day job and wrangles two toddlers.  
Please join her on Twitter, Facebook, and her website to learn what she’s working on and to join the pursuit of the perfect date-night movie, self-knitting yarn, and guilt-free chocolate.