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Old 08-15-2012, 01:25 AM   #181
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This one gives me a "not available" error in the Sony bookstore. Anyone else have that problem?

Sorry! I didn't realize the "buy" button wasn't working. I went with the smashword version.
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I think it's a site wide issue at Sony as I had the same message on another freebie book this morning
I guess that explains it. Typical...
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If I ever found myself "agitated" in a man's arms, said man would be about to start hurting, and there will be bruises and possibly blood if those arms don't move very quickly...

Let's just say I have strong opinions about the importance of asking for permission before touching.
Read a Kindle freebie not that long ago..

(about a man & woman shipwrecked alone on a tropical island,
be darned if I can remember the title- any help here?... DATE WITH THE DEVIL!! )

ANYWAY...and I remember being very disturbed with a scene where the "hero" forces himself on the young heroine, and what starts in sexual assault ended in love-making ..TOTALLY not the kind of thing I'd want my young and impressionable, romance loving, kind, if not NAIVE, teen step-daughter to read. Seriosly. That was NOT ok!

NEVER romanticize rape, date rape, or sexual assault of any kind. EVER.
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Old 08-15-2012, 03:17 AM   #184
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Read a Kindle freebie not that long ago..

(about a man & woman shipwrecked alone on a tropical island,
be darned if I can remember the title- any help here?... DATE WITH THE DEVIL!! )

ANYWAY...and I remember being very disturbed with a scene where the "hero" forces himself on the young heroine, and what starts in sexual assault ended in love-making ..TOTALLY not the kind of thing I'd want my young and impressionable, romance loving, kind, if not NAIVE, teen step-daughter to read. Seriosly. That was NOT ok!
You will want to stay away from Bodice ripper type books. There was a time in romance where this type of scene was quite popular.
Date with the Devil is an old LoveSwept and was written during a time when this was acceptable reading in romances. The 70s, 80s, and very early 90s you will want to screen if that sort of thing bothers you.
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Old 08-15-2012, 04:46 AM   #185
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I'm one of those. To get amazon ebooks onto my Sony T1 I download them to Kindle for PC then move them from the "My Kindle Content" folder to Calibre which automatically removes the drm thanks to a plugin I added. Convert to epub with Calibre and transfer to my Sony.

I always check the other stores first to see if I can get an epub version.
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Yeah. I am a Linux user. Kindle for PC crashes abominably under wine, but how did you get the calibre plugin to work without a Kindle serial number? Is everyone that lucky?

Before Kindle for PC crashed I managed to get a couple of .azw files to show up on the "My Kindle Content" folder that wine provided and transferred them to my calibre, but nothing happened. I tried every trick in the book I could think of and ended up empty.

Now, I simply transfer my files to calibre without using Wine, and my edited plugin nails every file except the one pesky topaz freebie I had.

Well, for me it was worth the money to buy the cheapest kindle. I kind of like it, even though the only purpose I bought it for was to "get my books" - and it led me to root my T1 which now has Coolreader on it, and I am loving that! So essentially I have the best of both worlds.

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Old 08-15-2012, 05:39 AM   #186
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Read a Kindle freebie not that long ago..

(about a man & woman shipwrecked alone on a tropical island,
be darned if I can remember the title- any help here?... DATE WITH THE DEVIL!! )

ANYWAY...and I remember being very disturbed with a scene where the "hero" forces himself on the young heroine, and what starts in sexual assault ended in love-making ..TOTALLY not the kind of thing I'd want my young and impressionable, romance loving, kind, if not NAIVE, teen step-daughter to read. Seriosly. That was NOT ok!

NEVER romanticize rape, date rape, or sexual assault of any kind. EVER.
This also happened in one we talked about last week.. Texas Lily
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Old 08-15-2012, 05:43 AM   #187
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I totally agree. Scenes of non-consensual sex (romanticized as if it were sexy) find their way to the delete button pretty quickly.

I am even squicky at in-context forced sex scenes that aren't romanticized, but scenes which start out as forced and then she 'melts in his arms' ... no way.

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Old 08-15-2012, 09:21 AM   #188
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This also happened in one we talked about last week.. Texas Lily
Hmm... I don't remember a scene as it's described by that reviewer. Either it was not a very memorable one, or I've blocked out the whole book from my mind.

I have been reading way too much lately. Things start to blur together.
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Old 08-15-2012, 10:25 AM   #189
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I bought a couple of Loveswepts yesterday I may give one of them a try. One was a HaBO and sounds awesome the other I forget how I came across it. it's about a Male Dancer and a Librarian.

The Stripper and Librarian one is Lightning that Lingers It's $2.99 and it's an agency book.
Lightning That Lingers is one of the best categories I've ever read. Even though it's now 25+ years old, I reread it when Loveswept reissued it and it blew me away again. If there is any romance author that I wish was still publishing it would be Sharon/Tom Curtis. I keep hoping they will get smart and digitally re-release their backlist. There are a large number of us just hoping to get a shot at The Windflower or Sunshine and Shadow.

I read that HaBo and was thinking about picking up I Do also.
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The HaBO one is called I do by Mallory Rush. It's on sale for 99 cents. It's about a wounded Solider who marries his pen pal.
I nabbed that one. It looks right up my alley.
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Hi @everyone! About kindles and freebies - just wanted to add my .02. I don't have a kindle, but I now have about 4,800 ebooks with almost all of them coming from Amazon and over 95% being free. I run across some duds but I'm generally very pleased with the quality of the free reads I've found.

I use kindle for pc as others have mentioned and then add the books to calibre. Kindle for pc is getting slower as my library grows, but it still works. I know I could remove those books from my pc and probably improve its performance.

I find most of my books from ereaderiq, reader forum recommendations, poking around amazon and a few other sites. At this point, I'd only buy an actual kindle if it became more important to me to read outdoors (which is hard to do on my phone or tablet) or if I thought it would pay for itself by getting those kindle-device only freebies that amazon gives out.

Happy reading everyone!
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Old 08-15-2012, 11:54 AM   #192
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I thought it was stated when this group first started that it was going to be mostly Kindle freebies because so many books were free in KDP, and that non-Amazon exclusives were going to continue to be posted as their own thread?

We've evolved to chit-chat about more than that, but that was the primary focus as I recall it. I could be wrong, of course..
In fact, this post evolved from the Kindle freebie posts started by ATDrake when people complained about how there were so many romance freebies. The very first month it was a Romance Freebies for Kindle thread, but by the next month it was a Freebie and Bargain Romances thread independent of retailer or format.

As Blossom said, Kindle freebies are much easier to spot than any of the others, and many contributors (myself included) just don't have the time to check at all the other eStores, so that's why they're predominant.

However, ALL information about freebie and bargain romances at different retailers and, occasionally, an author's website, is welcome.

Perhaps we should the outline this thread's purpose at the beginning of each month?
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Old 08-15-2012, 12:03 PM   #193
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I was a newcomer to this thread, and what piqued my interest in the July thread was the Carina and DANL bargains and the DANL subscription which appealed to me.

I didn't realize upon joining this thread a few weeks ago, that it was a monthy thread based on an original.
So yeah, can I cut and quote your post above to append to the first post, since I enthusiastically started August's not realizing what the original purpose was?
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