The ABCs of Erotica

Welcome to our Black Friday blog hop! See below for the huge list of prizes!

One random commenter (can be on any of the blogs) will win a Kindle Fire! Other prizes will also be awarded (listed below). That’s the easiest kind of shopping I can think of…

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eReaders are no longer in the realm of a techie gadget. They’ve gone mainstream. Even my mother has an eReader. This year, with the launch of the Kindle Fire and the Nook Tablet from Barnes & Noble, there are more choices than ever.

I personally have a Kindle, an iPod touch and an iPad.  I read on all of them. I will admit though to being quite partial to the iPod touch because it fits in my pocket. I find the iPad a little heavy and now that I’m used to a touch screen, I keep trying to touch my Kindle to make it do things and well, that doesn’t work on my model.

If you haven’t gotten an eReader yet and are in the market, what do you do? How do you choose with so many?  There are many factors to consider. Do you want a unitasker? That is to say, do you want to be able to do something besides read books? Do you want to listen to music, watch movies or use applications? Maybe you already have those bases covered.

Cost is also another consideration. You would never buy an iPad for just reading books. That is serious overkill not to mention expensive. You can get a budget Kindle for $79 while the least powerful iPad is hitting $500. This doesn’t even consider the Sony eReader or the Kobo Vox, which while good choices, could be a bit more limiting in content than a Kindle or Nook. However, if you are outside the United States, the Kobo might be a choice worth considering as they are bigger in foreign markets and set to continue expanding.

Dedicated eReaders hold a great deal of material. They also tend to be the best suited for reading with special screens made just for that purpose. They also hold a charge for a very long time. These are all good reasons to consider a no-frills eReader if it meets your needs.

This holiday season, buyers have been presented with even more choices. We now have something between the dedicated eReader and a higher end device like an iPad. We have the Kindle Fire from Amazon and the Barnes & Noble Nook Tablet. The Kindle Fire retails for $199 with a seven inch color touchscreen. The new Nook Tablet is a bit more at $249. Both run Android OS. The Nook Tablet has a longer battery life and advertises more memory at 16GB. The Kindle Fire has 8GB. The Nook can be expanded with an SD card.

However, though the Nook seems to have more space, it only allows 1GB to be used for non-purchased content. That would mean if you want to transfer more than one movie or quite a bit of music, you would need the SD card.

The Kindle Fire allows utilization of Amazon’s cloud service for music, movies etc. Barnes & Noble went another way, partnering with Netflix and others to provide content.

So, if you are buying and eReader for yourself or someone else this holiday season, you have a lot of choices at a variety of price points. The time has never been better to pick up that long-wanted eReader.

Prizes:

Cassandra Carr: copy of either of my two current releases, Talk to Me or Head Games

Kristabel Reed: back list copy of one of her stories and then on her own blog a $10 GC plus a copy of her newest release, Risque, a Regency Menage Tale

Lucy Felthouse: back list copy of any of her single-title books

Cari Quinn: back list copy of one of her books

Leigh Elwood: two back list copies of her books

Natasha Blackthorne: copies of her two Regency era novellas: Grey’s Lady and Waltz of Seduction

Amber Kallyn: e-copy of Dragos 1

Camryn Rhys: Kindle copies of The Barn Dance and Off the Record – Foodie Erotic Romances

Lissa Matthews: two of her back list books

Misa Buckley: an e-copy of Ironhaven and To Reach the Dawn

Lacey Wolfe: a copy of Ambers Muse

Courtney Sheets: a $25 GC to Ravenous Romance and a copy of Kona Warrior – PDF

Sara Brookes: an e-copy of one of my back list books

Cynthia Arsuaga: a copy of an e-book, and on her own blog five book charm book tethers

Louisa Bacio: .pdf copy of my first book in The Vampire, The Witch & The Werewolf series, and on her own blog a $10 certificate to Ravenous Romance, and each commenter will also be entered to win a Goody Bag of new Orleans treats

Malia Mallory: one copy each of The ABC’s of Erotica and Santa’s Back Door Baby

Cynthia Eden: a copy of Angel of Darkness (either print or digital)

Carrie Ann Ryan: an e-copy of The Alpha’s Path

Jacquie Rogers: a Smashwords coupon for Faery Merry Christmas, plus on her own blog, a free copy of Much Ado About Marshals

KT Grant: a print copy of Sweet and Sinful and an ebook copy of her next release, Xavier’s Loving Arms

So what are the rules? Simple: visit as many of the blogs as you can and leave a comment for the blog owner. For every comment, you’ll get one entry into the grand-prize drawing. Be sure to leave your e-mail address with every comment so we can find you if you win! And don’t forget that several blog owners are giving away prizes specific to their blog, too!

Here is the next blog – http://booksbycassandracarr.com/wordpress/

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Comments on: "Black Friday Blog Hop-So You Want to Buy an eReader" (100)

  1. There are absolutely lot of choices when selecting an ereader. I purchased my Nook about 2 years go, so its the one just before the Color Nook came out, wish I would have waited a few months because it seemed to be out just as I was getting used to my Nook. Anyway, I like it a lot, used it on my work travels and take it wherever I can. I have also recently acquired the HP Touchpad, it comes with the Kindle app, and I like using that too (so if I won the contest I probably would pass this one down to my sister and keep my winnings!). So it may just come down to what format you want your books, your storage space (like you mentioned). Lots of choices for sure 🙂 Thanks for being part of the Blog Hop!

    Eva
    evitap67(at)gmail(dot)com

  2. Awesome giveaway!
    Tamaria
    tamariasoana(at)yahoo(dot)com

  3. Wow I didn’t realize that about the new Nook. That is great info to have. So many choices out there!

    avarileyromance at gmail dot com

    Ava Riley

  4. Thank you for the giveaway!
    bookofsecrets(at)yahoo(dot)com

  5. Taryn Lisa said:

    Do your eyes hurt when you read on the ipod? I have a kindle and LOVE LOVE LOVE it but I would love to win the Kindle Fire for the hubby. He wants it and that would be his Christmas present. Thanks for such a great giveaway!

    TLC84@yahoo.com

  6. Nice run down of features on each ereader tablet. Awesome giveaway!

    GabbyG

    msgabby(at)gmail(dot)com

  7. Great post! There are so many options for eReaders, it’s almost hard to choose. Thanks for the insight and the giveaway!

    bimmergrlmd at gmail dot com

  8. There are so many choices. I have been looking at several tablets. Not sure yet which one I really want. I like the Kindle Fire just because I love Amazon. I like that B&N teamed up with Netflix that is something I didn’t know.

    tonyacallihan at hotmail dot com

    Tonya

  9. Janine (J9) said:

    I have a nook color which is about a year old. I adore it but would like the Fire since it has that Amazon cloud connection which we use all the time for movies and it would be nice to add books to that. My husband and kid asked why I need both and I said, “why do you both need an Xbox 360 and a Wii and a Playstation 3?”–they left me alone after that. 🙂

    jay9moore@gmail.com

  10. I have the kindle with the keyboard from last year and I love it but I really want the kindle fire just to be able to play on it. I agree I can’t afford and Ipad the things are way to expensive and honestly I would rather have a new desktop then the ipad lol.

    ~~*Drea*~~
    dreabecraft(@)aol.com

  11. There are so many readers and tablets out there now you really have to do your homework for the one that suits you or the person your buying for the best.

    Thanks for the giveaway
    elaing8(at)netscape(dot)net

  12. Happy Shopping day everyone. Thanks for this awesome give away…

  13. Michelle Bledsoe said:

    I find I like to read on my iPad because of the backlight. I think that is what I would really like about the Kindle FIre.

  14. Great information about ereaders. My hubby has a nook and I have a kindle. We both like what we have and although both have their limits, they work great for us!

    Thank you for the giveaway!

    books4me67 at ymail dot com

  15. I don’t know what I ever did without my Kindle!! I love it. I do believe it has become an extension of my body. Two of my children want them for Christmas this year, and I won’t hesitate to get them for them. I have been slowly acquiring books from amazon for them when they are free for a short time.

    This is such a great blog hop, Thank you!

    mnjcarter@charter.net

  16. The prices for ereaders have really dropped the past few years. I bought a Sony Reader 2 years ago because it was on sale and I have a coupon for it. It was an older model but it met my purpose at the time. I gave my mother a Nook last year and she loves it. I’m giving my father an ereader this year; not sure which one, yet though.

    Thanks,
    Tracey D
    booklover0226 at gmail dot com

  17. Still working on winning an ereader (and on writing books myself for the Kindle and Nook).

    jpfgvl at bellsouth dot net

  18. kimmie lange said:

    Thanks for having this great blog tour giveaway!!!
    Online shopping shopping for me! After the last 2 days of cooking and cleaning, I didn’t want to end up getting trampled too!!! LOL!
    I hope everyone had a great Thanksgiving!!!!
    kimmyl
    klmc_37@yahoo.com

  19. I love technology!

    lovetoreadforfun(at)gmail(dot)com

  20. Thank you for sharing the ereader info and for this giveaway!

    makepeace.arts[at]gmail[dot]com

  21. Great giveaway! I don’t own an ereader, but so want one.
    imajicasnow@inbox.com

  22. My daughter has the nook and it works great for her. I have an older kindle and LOVE the ability to get on the internet while at the kids’ sporting events! 🙂
    Thanks for the Blog Hop giveaways!
    Chessa
    chessa79 (at) gmail (dot) com.

  23. Great post, I’m torn between getting a Kindle or a Nook. aviashnanama@yahoo.com

  24. I have one of the older Kindles and love it, but as with all electronics, I covet the newer models. LOL!
    My son has an iPad, and since I have a great laptop, I just can’t justify buying one for myself, not to mention the still pretty expensive price tag.
    The Kindle Fire makes me “oooh and ahhhh” like a little kid at the toy store! Hehehe!
    Thanks for the great post!!
    robinbadillo720 (at) yahoo (dot) com

  25. What a great blog hop. I’m hopping along.

  26. I have a kindle! Love it and the way it reads! It’s easy and portable! And it keeps the number of books in the home to a minimal number! The kindle fire would be the cherry on the top!

  27. I appreciate your sharing some of the pros and cons of eReaders. There seem to be so many to choose from these days – it’s important to know what they will and won’t do before making a final selection.

    Thanks for being part of this giveaway. Happy Holidays to you and yours!

    susanaudrey33 at gmail dot com

  28. Great post…good info! Lovin’ this hop!

    barbbattaglia@yahoo.com

  29. This is great. I’m almost through all the great posts! Learning some interesting stuff.

    cmselfridge@gmail.com

  30. This is all interesting information, I definitely didn’t know that the nook tablet limited space for non-BN stuff. That’s kind of irritating and I didn’t know it was possible to do that! This is such a generous giveaway, thank you!

    melorabrock {at} gmail {dot} com

  31. I have my iphone to read on but it’s screen is very small. I’m definitely hoping for a kindle for christmas this year!
    geminicalli at yahoo dot com

  32. what an awesome giveaway! thanks!!
    darksiry(at)gmail(dot)com

  33. Thanks for all the ereader info!

    Thalia
    museclues08 AT yahoo DOT com

  34. Great information on the different choices available in ereaders and tablets. I’m glad to see that you can get some ipad features without the ipad prices.
    mizztuts AT bellsouth DOT net

  35. I have an iPod touch that I use to read ebooks on, but it has a really small screen. Therefore, I’ve been wanting to buying a new ereader for a while now, but like you’ve pointed out, there are a lot of choices out there and a lot of things to take under consideration before making a purchase.

    Thanks for the awesome giveaway! Happy Holidays!!

    gosia727(at)gmail(dot)com

  36. Ashley Applebee said:

    Thanks for the great giveaway! I love my Kindle! I just wish it had a light on it, since its kinda dark in my house and I sometimes have to turn the Kindle to see it…
    Ashley A
    ash_app@hotmail.com

  37. Hope everyone has a good Black Friday, no matter how you spend it!

    justforswag(AT)yahoo(DOT)com

  38. I love love love my Kindle, but it doesnt have 3g. And now I really want the Kindle Fire. My BFF wants me to get one too because he has called dibs on my Kindle. Thanks for this amazing giveaway
    teressaolvier at gmail dot com

  39. I don’t have an e-reader yet, but I am drooling over the Kindle Fire. Great giveaway. Thanks for the chance.
    KimS.
    truebloodfan(at)rock(dot)com

  40. I have just a plain run of the mill Kindle, but it has definitely seen better days. Thanks for the contest.

    dukediva32(at)yahoo(dot)com

  41. Awesome give away roeflor@gmail.com

  42. Online shopping is the way for me. No lines, no stress, no traffic. I did Black Friday once, not knowing the whole concept of it and it was an interesting experience. But nowadays, it is getting more violent as the years go by. So, I might consider myself being a coward but I see it more as being safe than sorry.

  43. Thanks for the chance to win a Kindle Fire!

    amysmith98(@)gmail.com

  44. Thanks for the great giveaway and the information about ereaders.
    Crystal816[at]hotmail[dot]com

  45. Gena Robertson said:

    Thank you for such a wonderful article on ereaders! I want one so bad I can taste it, and have been researching them, wanting to get just the right one for my needs, but your article makes much more sense.

    Also, thank you for this giveaway opportunity – such awesome prizes!!

    Gena Robertson
    robertsongena@hotmail.com

  46. I absolutely love my kindle (though I would REALLY love a kindle fire)- I looked at the market systems when selecting the kindle and really bought a lot of books from amazon beforehand so it made sense.

    mconnolley@yahoo.com

  47. There are so many options now like you said. And the price is also a factor. Just when I think I’ve made a decision as which ereader I’d like, something new is introduced. What to do, what to do?? But if I can win one, that would help with the decision, right? And you can’t be free!!!
    luvfuzzzeeefaces at yahoo dot com

  48. So many choices! I love my Kindle 2 but really want to give the Kindle touch or Fire a try. My son-in-law has asked Santa for a Fire for Christmas. Maybe I’ll win him one. LOL

  49. Thanks for the chance to win! Happy Black Friday!

    andralynn7 AT gmail .com

  50. I have wanted and ereader for so long! I am finally getting ready to buy one (If I can’t win one)! thank you for the awesome bloghop!

    emilytardy@yahoo.com

  51. I definitely agree – those are excellent points! I would love to have an ipad, and I hear the new ones will have a retina display. I don’t know if my eyes can handle that much awesome, but I’d love to give it a try! ;D
    I actually don’t have an ereader. :X Last year someone very generously – and incredibly – emailed me to say they wanted to gift me a refurbished (?) 1st gen… and I was extremely grateful and took it – but my sister had been saying how she really needed an ereader so I gave it to her unopened on Christmas, and just read on my ipod.

  52. Love shopping the sales online in my pajamas.

    caity_mack at yahoo dot com

  53. I can’t wait for the Kindle Fire! Hopefully Santa is bringing me one this year!;-)

    mmbrack@earthlink.net

  54. I do hope i’m not too late in participating in this giveaway! n.dematos@gmail.com

  55. You are totally not too late – it’s only just after 1 pm in the afternoon here in Hawaii!

    Please don’t forget to post emails….

    Thanks so much to all who have dropped by so far!

  56. This is such an awesome giveaway! I would love to be entered:
    sugar_creek_cottage@yahoo.com

  57. Brenda Demko said:

    Thanks for the chance to win a kindle! It is very generous for you all to do this! Right now I use a little netbook that had been my son’s first computer. I downloaded the free apps on it. It works good enough until I can manage to get myself a real one. Santa doesn’t bring me presents anymore. 😦 I would rather make sure that everyone else has what they want, so I’ll probably be waiting for a long time. As long as they are happy, the wait will be worth it! brendem7@comcast.net

  58. thank you for all of the advice and for the chance at such a great giveaway. i hope you had a Happy Thanksgiving.

    Tammy Ramey
    trvlagnt1t@yahoo.com

  59. I am definitely in the market for an ereader. I’m hoping to get one soon. Convenience is a definite factor and also that not all books are available in print form. I can see how non-readers can also help people who aren’t avid readers become one especially if they like tech gadgets.

  60. This is a fun giveaway.

    Thank you for the generosity.

    lindsaywolford AT sbcglobal DOT net

  61. Thx for the Hop! Having a lot of fun seeing who everyone is!

  62. I have a Nook but have the kindle apps on my phone and computer.

    Thanks for participating in the giveaway!

    gigi s
    gigis0426(at)gmail(dot)com

  63. This is so awesome!!! I have been lusting after one of these for ages and the fact that it’s being given away by some of my favorite authors just makes it that much better!!! Good luck to all but I ‘d be lying if I said I didn’t want to win. lol roeflor@gmail.com

  64. `I personally hate shopping. One year my mom who hates shopping as well sent each of my daughters gift cards to Walmart… My kids love to shop. I paid my friend to take the kids shopping. hurricanemercedes@yahoo.com

  65. I think the kindle fire sounds so awesome! I love that there are so many choices out there. something for everyone!

    rhob3123@gmail.com

  66. jennifer mathis said:

    i have a kindle and a cruz reader and I love them both but oh the Fire looks so awesome

    meandi09@Yahoo.com

  67. Mary Preston said:

    An e-reader that has other functions is a must.

    marypres(AT)gmail(DOT)com

  68. I’m seriously dying for one. Okay maybe not but it would be sweet

    frellathon(at)gmail(dot)com

  69. So many choices out there to choose from and so many things to take into consideration. It could be overwhelming to think about. I like to read ebooks from my laptop. I hope that you had a happy Thanksgiving.
    jessangil at gmail dot com

  70. I have a Kindle and Sony reader and they both work well for reading. I SSSSSOOOOO want the Kindle Fire though so I can watch movies and tv shows while in bed. As a quadriplegic, I spend many hours in bed so the video side of the Fire is very appealing. The touch screen would also be beneficial since I don’t have use of my fingers. So I’m very much hoping to win this.

    joderjo402 AT gmail DOT com

  71. Thanks for the great giveaway, perfect for Christmas.

    dhealey123@yahoo.com

  72. When I chose my ereader, I wanted a unitasker. I picked the Kindle because I liked how the machine functioned. It is still my favorite unitasker. I am now saving up for an iPad. When I travel, I just can’t carry everything with me so the iPad will be the one thing I take! jepebATverizonDOTnet

  73. Happy Black Friday! What a great way to celebrate! Thanks you so much for all these amazing prizes. You guys are truly awesome!

    You are right; there are many options available to people who wish to buy eReader but all the options can be quite overwhelming for someone who wants to make the right decision if they’re on a limited budget and don’t want to regret their purchase. I’ve been wanting a Kindle since forever and, since my mum and I are avid Romance readers, all the great books on offer add to the temptation. Thank you for this chance:) Hope you’ve had a splendid day!

    sarah DOT setar AT gmail DOT com

  74. Supporting the BlogHop!

    stacyms_99 AT yahoo DOT com

  75. So many choices for e-readers out there, have to take everything into consideration when looking at them and deciding what is best for you. Thanks for the great post.

    skpetal at hotmail dot com

  76. Tonya Dean said:

    I love blog hops!! Thanks!

    tdlsfm(at)gmail(dot)com

  77. E-readers are definitely the way to go now days. I have a Dell Inspiron Duo lap top and it is pretty neat, the screne flips and turns into an ereader which is pretty kewl. Only problem I have with it is that it weighs 10 lbs and I am an older woman with a bone diease and arthritis. I need something lighter and have been checking out the difference between the Kindle Fire and the Nook Pad, they both look nice and have both got great ratings. So I would be happy to have either one.

    I think I even read somewhere where the Nook Pad was the IPad’s equal and the Kindle Fire was right there with it as well so either one would be great to get.

    I hope you have enjoyed the Black Friday, I stayed home and did my shopping online and have been doing the blog hops which I must say this is the thing to do instead of venturing out to the stores. Lots of great authors to visit and awesome blogs too.

    Happy Holidays

    Ronda Tutt
    mrsqueentutt@yahoo.com

  78. Very fun–thanks for running down the options for us! Hope you’re having a great weekend, too!

    f dot chen at comcast dot net

  79. Just supporting some of the other authors on the hop! And, finding new writing friends. No need to enter me in the contest!

  80. Thanks for the great blog hop!

    ainfinger(at)comcast(dot)net

  81. I have a Kindle which I absolutely love but I want a Kindle Fire really bad too! Awesome giveaway! 🙂

  82. I have never had an e-reader and so want one but I never spend on myself.My 4 kids come first.Thanks!
    lstanziani(at)yahoo(dot)com

  83. thanks for the giveaway!!
    artsyoil@yahoo.com

  84. I really do like the features of the new Kindle Fire. And it seems like it would be a great item to travel with. I have an Iphone but with the small screen it can be a trial at times. But because of it I am completely addicted to touch screens.

    bacchus76 at myself dot com

  85. Awesome giveaway! Thank you!

    dragonessd@gmail.com

  86. I don’t have an ereader. I’d love to have one to slip in my handbag when I’m out and about. maybe one day soon…

  87. Keeping my fingers crossed! This would be an awesome Christmas present!

    sweetheart8181@yahoo.com

  88. Thanks for the great giveaway!!

    sweepingtheusa at gmail dot com

  89. I have a sony ereader and I desperately need to upgrade. I want something that has wifi but I’m always asking myself the same question Kindle or Nook. I am definitely leaning towards the Kindle and I just love the Fire! I’m so ready for a touch screen I have totally worn my sony out! Thanks for the giveaway opportunity!

    miranda.grissomATgmailDOTcom

  90. Thanks for the great giveaway.

    Areeths at new dot rr dot com

  91. This is a pretty sweet give away I am so excited to find out who wins! :)roeflor@gmail.com

  92. Excellent tips! 🙂 roeflor@gmail.com

  93. Thank you for the chance to win such great prizes!!

  94. Valerie Taylor Mabrey said:

    I think this is a great give away I would love to win and read all the great authors.
    vmkids3 at msn dot com

  95. The kindle fire really spikes things up thanks for this great opportunity lovely giveaways ^_^

    kimyunalesca(at)yahoo(dot)com

  96. I’m pleased to announce we have a grand prize winner – Gemini Calli. Don’t worry though – I’ll be emailing out prizes to other entrants as well in the form of ebooks.

    Thanks to all who took the time to drop by. I will be participating in several other blog hops this month so keep your eyes open!

  97. 12 down 9 to go. Go Kindle rosans4@comcast.net

  98. Couldn’t have said it better myself.

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