Monday, June 27, 2011

Review: Blind Sided by Cheryl Leigh

I wanted to take a moment to review Blind Sided by Cheryl Leigh, an LDS romance I recently purchased for Kindle. While I'm not Mormon, I still really enjoyed the story. You can download the book now for only 99 cents!

Delightfully well-written for a self-pub novel (almost all of which tend to disappoint me), Blind Sided has a little bit of everything including humor, drama and, of course, plenty of romance.

Jenna Rainey loses her mother and her eyesight when a drunk driver plows into their car. Blinded and broken-hearted, she learns to live and love again with friends and family as she heals. Along the way, she meets Rick Bentley, a professional swimmer. Jenna couldn't be less interested, but Rick has had his eye on her for a while and her sour attitude isn't quite enough to throw him off. Though their romance has a rocky start, Jenna and Rick discover the importance of forgiveness and love.

I found Blind Sided to be a nice, comfortable read and really enjoyed the good, clean romance. If you're trying to avoid romance novels that sell themselves with sex, I recommend it. I had a hard time putting it down. Jenna and Rick's sweet romance was a refreshing change from stories with characters that were hung up on a physical relationship. The storyline has plenty of variety to keep the reader's interest. The characters were both lovable and memorable and I found myself consistently surprised by the unpredictable nature of the story.

Blind Sided read like a mini series with ups and downs, smaller stories within the larger story and sub-plots that will keep you entertained even if you are like me and don't have long stretches of time in which to read. If you're from the South like I am, there will be some laugh-out-loud moments. Well worth it, especially at this awesome price!

Thursday, June 23, 2011

Borrow Kindle Books Online for Free!

Another great resource for free reading is available at Since Kindle made ebooks available to borrow, you can now join and read almost anything available on the website. Click and search through thousands of titles or search for a specific title or author. is in beta format and is free to join for book sharing.

Once you approve lending your book, the borrower has 7 days to accept the offer. Once accepted, they then have fourteen days to finish reading. A book cannot be loaned to the same person twice. Once the reader is finished at the end of the three week period, the book then becomes available to the owner again. It's a fantastic way to borrow that special book you have been waiting for without having to wait for a friend to buy it.

Free Kindle Books

I'm so excited to share a website that I recently discovered called Kindle Nation Daily. Want to keep up with all of the new FREE ebook listings on Amazon and find some great new authors? No problem! KND updates their list regularly with all of the newly-added books, absolutely free of charge. You can even search by genre. Each listing shows the rating as well as mouse-over story summaries. Check it out!

Scroll, click, download, enjoy. It's that easy.