20 March 2012

Blog Tour : The Forever Girl (Forever Girl #1) by Rebecca Hamilton (Guest Post + Ebook & Swag Giveaway)

Today's Kindle and Me's stop for The Forever Girl Blog Tour! We have a guest post (which made me smile) by Rebecca Hamilton followed by a giveaway of an ebook copy and a scented candle of Forever Girl. The Forever Girl's been praised by various websites and has also won the following awards :
Book Country Awards (listed in order)

Community Favorite Writer
Community Favorite Book in Contemporary Fantasy
Buzz Book in Contemporary Fantasy (2 weeks)
Buzz Book in Fantasy (2 weeks)
Community Favorite Reviewer x4
(Overall, Mystery, Romance, Supernatural Thriller)


I haven't read it yet but being a goth/horror fiction fan, I'm dying to get to it!


Sophia Parsons’ family has skeletons, but they aren’t in their graves... Solving the mystery of an ancestor’s hanging might silence the clashing whispers in Sophia's mind, but the cult in her town and the supernaturals who secretly reside there are determined to silence her first. As Sophia unknowingly crosses the line into an elemental world full of vampire-like creatures, shapeshifters, and supernatural grim reapers, she meets Charles, a man who becomes both lover and ally. But can she trust him? It’s not until someone nearly kills Sophia that she realizes the only way to unveil the source of her family's curse: abandon her faith or abandon her humanity. If she wants to survive, she must accept her who she is, perform dark magic, and fight to the death for her freedom.




Why I love my Kindle by Rebecca Hamilton.


At first, I was part of the e-book resistance. There’s nothing like a print book. The way it feels, the way it smells, the gorgeous covers you can look at again and again as you read (which I didn’t realize I’d be able to do just as easily on a kindle!)
I don’t remember the moment I caved. It may have been because there were some kindle books I really really wanted to read. And I started to think … maybe it wouldn’t be so bad. I didn’t know what to expect. My husband, however, was thrilled with this choice since paperbacks were starting to take over every spare bit of shelf space we had.

Sometimes I still mourn the loss of there being no huge paperback library in that dream home I’ll probably never be able to afford. But then again, I’m not really one to re-read many books. Some, yes, but not most. And I think the option for print will always be an option, and perhaps one day my print collection will include only my all-time favorites.

But, overall, I’m much happier having a Kindle. No more worrying about finding my place when I lose a book mark, or trying to find a lost doggy-eared page (sometimes it comes undone, and I end up on a hunt for the last-made crease in the book … which doesn’t work so well with used books!) I can also make my highlights and take my notes on my Kindle Fire without feeling bad about marking the page. And my notes can even be imported to my computer or synced with my account!

Also, no more losing books. I can re-download them at any time from my kindle library. (And, as of yet, I haven’t lost my kindle. Truth be told, sometimes I think I take better care of things simply because they cost me a fair amount of money!)
The investment was worth it also because of how much money I save buying indie books. And there’s no beating a Kindle for travel. I used to have to sacrifice a few outfits to bring along all the books I wanted to read (plus, I like to have choices!). Now I only need to pack away a single device that is smaller than the average paperback—and yet contains dozens of books! There’s something to be said of being able to bring you WHOLE library with you, everywhere you go.

I have always loved reading, but my Kindle has made me love reading even more. And that’s how I went from Kindle-resister to Kindle-promoter. My only regret is not having bought one sooner.
What about you? Are you resisting or are you a proud Kindle owner? Or do you feel your Kindle (or other e-reading device) is not all that it was cracked up to be?



Rebecca Hamilton writes Paranormal Fantasy, Horror, and Literary Fiction. She lives in Florida with her husband and three kids, along with multiple writing personalities that range from morbid to literary. She enjoys dancing with her kids to television show theme songs and would love the beach if it weren’t for the sand. Having a child diagnosed with autism has inspired her to illuminate the world through the eyes of characters who see things differently. To learn more about Autism Spectrum Disorder, please visit the website below.
http://www.autisticadvocacy.org




Don't forget to enter the giveaway! There are two - an international one for the e-book and an additional giveaway for those from the US - Rebecca's giving away a Forever Girl scented candle :)




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11 comments:

  1. The grudge is my favorite horror film. =]

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  2. I don't watch many horror films. I've also not read many horror books yet. There is a series by Dean Koontz that I did love. It's his Frankenstein series and it has a horror feel to it as well as being based on the original Frankenstein book.

    As for the post here: I'm still on the fence about print vs. ebooks. I'm the proud owner of almost 1500 print books, but I also have upwards of 500 books on my ereader. I don't think I'll go out and buy a kindle, but I have various reasons for that (my reader was only 50bucks and can use a variety of formats).

    I've discovered many new authors and great books through ebook formatting . This is mainly due to the availability and pricing that can be found. On the other hand there are used book sites (my favorite being Better World Books) where you can get many great books for roughly the same price. That of course is more mains stream titles, so there are flaws. Luckily it's free shipping, haha.

    I will close this by saying I think having a digital option for books will benefit more people because it might encourage the digital age population to start reading again :) [rambling over, lol]

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  3. I really like Body Rides by Richard Laymon, but there's loads of films that scare me, one called 'Hostel' particularly. I can't watch the saw films either!

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  4. I dont have a favorite horror book but i love scary movies. I have so many favorites. I cant name one. I like the hellraisers, the puppet masters, the aliens, the nightmare on elm street, etc... :) Thanks for sharing and for the awesome giveaway!
    shadowluvs2read(at)gmail(dot)com

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  5. My favorite scary book is Don't Breathe a Word by Jennifer McMahon. The scariest movie to me is Candyman. lol

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  6. I really liked Contagion :D It's sci-fi/ horror <3

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  7. Favorite mystery book is And Then There Were None by Agatha Christie but my favorite horror movie is The Changeling with the creepy wheelchair and George C. Scott.

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  8. Favorite mysterish type of book would probably be The Gunslinger series. Definitely good. Favorite movie? Oh my, that is pretty much impossible to answer. I love scary movies. Love them. (Even though I tend to not be able to sleep for a week after!) Thanks so much for the giveaway!

    Jaime Lynn

    jeepgirl529@yahoo.com

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  9. I like Sidney Sheldon books.

    I get creeped out by The Ring.

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  10. I love this guest post! i can't believe I missed the giveaway - the scented candle looks absolutely gorgeous! I myself have a Kindle and just like Rebecca am now a believer in ebooks! At first I was sceptical and I still prefer printed books, but at the same time.. I don't know if I like the idea of cutting down millions of trees just so we can enjoy print books!

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