Tuesday, June 12, 2012

What's On My Kindle?

I had mentioned in a recent blog that I was currently having a problem with the number of great books on my Kindle that I want to read. I did say that it was a good problem to have, but it is a problem all the same. I have limited free time, and it seems lately it has been shrinking with work and family responsibilities. Trying to finish up my second book and working on several new story ideas has cut into my reading time as well.

I really want to help support my fellow indie authors, so I have been putting my money where my mouth is and buying their books. To me, that isn't enough. I want to actually read them like I want people to read my books. If I love it, I can't wait to tell the author and share with others. I know what it's like to get an amazing review or have someone tell me how much he/she enjoyed my writing, that's priceless. So be patient my friends. I will get to you!

Here are some of the great books I have read lately in no particular order (for other books I liked see my blog My Favorite Indie BookPicks for 2011):


4:00 AM - A Collection by Amber Jerome-Norrgard: This collection of essays and poems struck me right in the heart. Amber is incredibly honest about her life and her struggles with motherhood and infertility. Being crazy private myself, I was blown away by how fearless she was about sharing. She is an amazingly strong person.

James by Amber Jerome-Norrgard: This is a great erotica short story that makes you think twice about looking at that hot co-worker. Made me blush! (Of course, if you know me that's not hard to do...lol)

Being His Favorite by Charity Parkerson: As you all know, I'm a pansy when it comes to erotica. This red hot short story had me giggling and peaking through my fingers. This one puts a new spin on high-tech, long distance relationships. Yep, still blushing!

Driven to Kill by Gary C. King: Gary is a true crime writer and his other book Blood Lust: Portrait of a Serial Sex Killer made my 2011 list. I'm a big fan of true crime books and Gary's are amazing. I have to admit though, this one got to me. It's about pedophile/child killer Westley Allan Dodd, but the insight it gives parents is completely worth it.

Dagon's Blood by Virginia Lee: This is an epic romance set in the Jacobite Rebellion of 1745. If you love a good romance book, pick this one up.

The Childe by C.A. Kunz: I don't read a lot of Y.A. books, but I have started reading a few and have been surprised by how much I like them. I can't buy enough books to keep my daughter happy, so I am glad to see the great Y.A. books available. Loved this one and I have the next book in this series, Dark Days, on my Kindle.

Pyxis by K.C. Neal: This is another Y.A. book I loved, and I am really looking forward to the next book in this series.

Shift by M.R. Merrick: His first book Exiled, made my 2011 favorites. This is the second book in that series and is a great, action packed follow up to Exiled. Can't wait for the next book in this series.

Let's Get Lade by Thomas Amo: This short was adapted from an original play and is just good, clean fun. A short read packed with a lot of giggles.

What Happens in Vegas, Dies in Vegas by Mark Everett Stone: Mark is one of my favorite writers. This is his second book in his BSI series. The first book Things to Do In Denver When You're Un-Dead also made my 2011 best list. I anxiously await the release of his next book...(it's a secret!)

Be sure to check these books out and feel free to recommend any books you think I would like. Thanks!


  1. I LOVE this idea! Fantastic job Michelle.

    Also, want you to know I read your blog a lot. My phone evidently is having a war with blogspot (and twitter but that's a diff story) though because every time I try to leave a comment via it, well I get 'you need to log into your wordpress acct.' crap. Arrrg.

    Love you bunches! xoxo

    1. Thank you! I love to share :) You know I'm a rabid fan of your blog as well! Love ya back!

      Don't feel bad, sometimes I can't even comment on my own blog. It says I don't have permission. Uh...it's MY blog!

  2. I hear you, Michelle. Recently, when I began working in earnest on the ghost story that I just finished the first draft of, I had to abandon reading altogether. I wasn't pleased by this; however, I felt that I was deleting far too many blog posts out of the pile that was delivered to my inbox each day - without reading them - , and did not want to delete more. That meant reading was out. Now that I'm in between editing projects, I started reading again.
    Good luck with all of that juggling.


    1. Good point Jimmy. I'm afraid that is what is going to have to happen for me to finish my book. Ugh. At least my Kindle will still be there when I finish.

      Glad to hear about your ghost story! I'm looking forward to reading that one!!

  3. Thank you for including Pyxis, Michelle! <3

    1. You're very welcome! Can't wait for the next one :)

  4. This is a great list! Thanks for sharing.