Are You Keeping Up?

24646207_sTechnology has shaped language, introducing new words and altering the meaning of well-known words. While many of us are aware of the differences between tablets and laptops, texting and e-mailing, websites and blogs, we may not be too familiar with more subtle linguistic changes.

To mark the occasion of its 20th birthday, Dictionary.com has compiled a list of words whose meanings have changed in the past two decades.


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Trailer Tuesday: Bonnie Ferrante

Welcome to the Trailer Tuesday series!

Today, I am pleased to feature two trailers from Northern Ontario author Bonnie Ferrante.

Nightfall is the first book in her new adult trilogy, Dawn’s End. The series is a mixture of fantasy, romance, adventure and suspense.

My Ass, a humorous play on words, began as a naughty game with her grandchildren when they learned that ass also meant donkey. Whenever Bonnie does a reading, the adults laugh like five year olds.

Enjoy!

Where to find Bonnie..

Amazon | Website | Twitter | Facebook | Goodreads | LinkedIn | Pinterest | YouTube

Trailer Tuesday–Kim Black

Welcome to the Trailer Tuesday series!

Today, I am pleased to feature two trailers from Kim Black.

Discovered is the first book in the Cover series and Kim’s debut novel. This self-published author is a pantser who loves to sit in front of her computer and let her fingers move.

Kim on Inspiration…

I read! I read every single day and often times it’s a book a day, sometimes two. I think reading so many books allows me to think of what I would have done differently. I love to see what people respond to. Do they like billionaire stories or county side stories? City girl or Suburban girl? Sometimes I watch a movie and things come to me.

Enjoy!

Where to find Kim…

Amazon | Website | Personal Facebook | Fan Page | Twitter | Goodreads | Instagram

Reading eBooks Without eReaders

“Where can I buy your book?”

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Friends have been asking this question since I announced the September 18th release of Between Land and Sea. When they learn that the initial release will be a Kindle and a print version will follow later, some of them are disappointed. Those who don’t own eReaders grumble about not being able to access all the books they want to read.

But there is a solution, one that is often overlooked.

You can read an eBook without an eReader.

Whenever I share this solution, I usually get skeptical looks. But after explaining several times, one friend suggested I write a post about reading eBooks without eReaders.

If you own a smart phone, Blackberry, iPad, laptop, desktop computer or any other electronic device and do not plan to invest in an eReader, read on…

If you already have an account with Amazon, go here to access the different devices. Click on the appropriate device and download Kindle. Test drive your Kindle by downloading free books

To set up an Amazon account, follow these instructions:

  • Visit Amazon’s homepage. If you live in Canada, go to www.amazon.ca. Americans can access Amazon at www.amazon.com. Use the appropriate suffix for your country.
  • Select either “Sign in” or “Start here” at the top of the page. This will link you to the Sign-In page.   Enter your email address in the “My email address is” field. Since you do not have an account, select “No, I am a new customer.”
  • Click on the “Sign in using our secure server” button. You will now enter a page where you are asked for your name and email address. You will also be asked to enter and re-enter your password. Follow the usual rules for selecting a password: don’t make it too obvious and commit it to memory.
  •  Enter the Welcome page. Here, you can (if you wish) share your picture and other facts about yourself.
  • Go here to access the different devices. Click on the appropriate device and download Kindle.
  • Test drive your Kindle by downloading free books.