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Not Quite Kindle / Re: Project Runway - Season Sweet 16 �
« on: September 15, 2017, 07:57:07 PM »
I really wanted last nights show to be a double elimination... I wanted that twin to go home!

Indeed! ;) Those twins drive me crazy, I can imagine how they must get on the other designer's nerves. ???

Anything Else Amazon / Echo $74.95 at QVC....
« on: September 06, 2017, 04:17:12 PM »
Today's Special value $74.95 + free shipping. I believe this deal is good until 9/10/17.
Amazon Echo Speaker with 2 Plus Months Music & Audible Books

Deal also includes 2 Plus Months Music & Audible Books for new customers and if you're new to QVC, you can get $5 off Your First Order With Code FIVE4U.

Too bad I don't need another one, I seem end up paying full price for most things!  ???

Writers' Cafe / Re: Premade Sale- $15.00 | Bayou Cover Designs
« on: August 13, 2017, 03:42:12 PM »
There are not enough superlatives to apply to Bayou Designs.  She's done all of my covers.
Thanks whistlelock, I enjoyed working on your covers!

Thanks for your interest!

Writers' Cafe / Re: Premade Sale- $15.00 | Bayou Cover Designs
« on: August 12, 2017, 07:29:36 AM »
Thanks Steve &  LifesHumor!

Just added a few new premades....

Writers' Cafe / Re: Premade Sale- $15.00! | Bayou Cover Designs
« on: August 11, 2017, 06:58:51 PM »
Closing up my Etsy storefront, so the following covers are on sale priced at $15...  :)

Three book series $38!

Bed, Bath & Beyond and Best Buy both have the echo products on sale - today only.

Dot - $34.99
Echo - $89.99
Tap  - $79.99

Best Buy also has some Fire tablets & Kindle ereaders on sale...

Bestbuy has free shipping on orders of $35 and up and BBB has free shipping on orders of $29 and up.

Writers' Cafe / Re: What's the deal with readers and teen protagonists?
« on: August 01, 2017, 04:27:40 PM »
I enjoy a good YA book now & then. Most of my YA reads tend to be fantasy or dystopian, but I have also enjoyed some YA romance. The age of the protagonist doesn't matter to me, just as long as I find the story interesting or entertaining.

Let's Talk Kindle! / Re: Trying to read a paperback book
« on: July 22, 2017, 09:18:41 AM »
I have told this "I'm an idiot, but it's a true story" here on KB before, but ...

Several years ago I got a paperback that was not available on Kindle.  I started reading, turned the page, and the continuation of the story didn't make sense.  I turned back, reread the first page, turned the page again, didn't make sense again.  Turned back one more time, turned forward, and finally realized I had gotten so used to single page, single page, single page being in front of me on my Kindle that I was skipping looking at the left-facing page and starting at the top of the right-facing page. each time.  How stupid do you think that made me feel? ;D

Now, due to all the reasons others have listed - font size, weight, front light instead of a back-lit screen, storage space, dictionary at the touch of a finger - I only read fiction on my Kindle, no more paperbacks for me.

Haha crebel, that is a funny story!  ;D

I can't remember the last time I read a paperback or any print book. After eight plus years of reading on a kindle, there is nothing about a paper book that appeals to me.... besides possible admiring the cover.  ;)

The Book Corner / Re: Anyone a Historical Romance Fan?
« on: July 21, 2017, 04:52:44 PM »
I also read this

And I gave it 5 star. 4.5 rounded up. It turned out to be better than I thought it would be starting out. I thought at first the heroine might be one of these annoying screeching banjees throughout, but it was not so. Thankfully. I really enjoyed the setting on this, civil war and having the hero from the north and the heroine from the south. But thankfully she is not a gone with the wind type heroine, those I can't stand. It was quite a gem for me to find in KU. I think someone on amazon romance forum recommended that as I had it in my KU wishlist. I thought it was really well done and very very entertaining. Great hero and great heroine.
Thanks for the recommendation, added it to my tbr pile!

I recently read and loved it. Just realized that this was my 1st time reading Paula Quinn!  :o

Also recently read and enjoyed it. Though, it took me a little while to remember the characters & such since it was 3 years since the previous installment.

Just starting . I don't really recall much about about book 2, but book #1 did stick with me & I remember enjoying that one.

Your designs are awesome and I like your typography. Good luck with your business. :-)

Thank you Sherry! I've been an admirer of your covers for a quite a while!  :)

I also like to announce that the remaining premade covers in my Etsy shop are all half price.... starting at $15.00.   Premade Covers on Etsy.

Not Quite Kindle / Re: What are you binge-watching?
« on: June 16, 2017, 07:13:14 PM »
The Handmaid's Tale on Hulu.

The Book Corner / Re: Anyone a Historical Romance Fan?
« on: June 12, 2017, 05:31:29 PM »
I remember that trailer, but I never did read the books. Maybe news the time to start. I've been meaning to catch up on her back list.

LOL, I remember that trailer too & it was fun watching it again!  I see that I rated them similar to Atunah... 5 stars for the 1st book and 4 stars for the other two books.


Dropping in to announce my new pre-made cover store front..... Bayou Cover Designs.

I'll be shutting down my Etsy store & I'm in the process of moving my premade covers to The book Cover Designer site. Due to higher commissions, there will be a price increase for covers on the new site. If you're interested in anything still listed in my Etsy store, you may want to snag it at the lower price before the move .  ;)  Premade Covers on Etsy.

A couple new pre-made covers recently added....

The Book Corner / Re: And . . . it's May: Kindle First
« on: May 31, 2017, 10:49:05 AM »
Almost missed this month! I decided to go with

The Book Corner / Re: Anyone a Historical Romance Fan?
« on: May 26, 2017, 10:16:38 AM »
I came across another book that may only be released to Overdrive in audio format.  I've been watching my libraries for and couldn't even find it listed to make a recommendation for purchase. I went to Overdrive's website and found it listed there, but only as an audiobook. I sure hope that only offering audio format to Overdrive isn't the new thing!  ???

Writers' Cafe / Re: Cover art- updated
« on: May 25, 2017, 06:38:28 PM »
For having no experience in gimp, I think you'd done an impressive job.  :)

I don't care for the crotch either, but I wouldn't crop the image. I'd make her a little larger and higher up on the cover. Then create a new layer & paint the bottom a dark color with a large soft brush.  I'd then put your title & name at the bottom. You can maybe also add something extra between the title & your name... like a sword or a decorative scroll design.

I've attached an example of what I'm perhaps not so great as describing.  ;) If you have any questions, feel free to pm me & I'll help if I can.

The Book Corner / Re: Anyone a Historical Romance Fan?
« on: May 24, 2017, 04:53:39 PM »
Had to go back and look.  You're right, it was the audio version I had on hold.  I would have been disappointed when it came available since I don't do audiobooks; just didn't pay enough attention.  Sorry you missed the sale.
Good thing that you picked it up through the deal rather than the long wait for your turn, only to find out it was an audiobook!  ??? That would have been a disappointment!

Thanks! Sorry I missed the sale too, but honestly I already have so many books ahead of me to read. I guess I just don't like missing out on a bargain, lol!  ;)

The Book Corner / Re: Anyone a Historical Romance Fan?
« on: May 24, 2017, 10:14:22 AM »
that one is a odd one. It does not appear on the overdrive site as available in ebook, only audio. 2 of my libraries have the audio. I own this one, but I ended up getting it from the harlequin site with the free points one can earn there. Then I liberated it and converted to mobi so I can read on my kindle. Otherwise, I would have bought it on the sale just for ease. But I already have it on my device now.
Its unusual for a avon title to not have a ebook version in overdrive.

I thought that was odd too! It's available at 3 of my libraries, audio version only. I keep checking, thinking they'll eventually offer the eBook, but nothing yet.  :(

The Book Corner / Re: Anyone a Historical Romance Fan?
« on: May 24, 2017, 09:00:06 AM »
One of today's Kindle Daily Deals, on sale for $1.99.  I've been on the waiting list from my library for months, at this price I went ahead and bought it.

Darn, I missed the deal!  :(

Were you on hold for the Kindle version? My libraries only have the audiobook versions available, so I was thinking that maybe it wasn't released to overdrive in ebook format?

Must resist buying more covers ;) Lovely work. Cagnes did my Drowning Rapunzel custom cover in my sig.

Thanks Annette!  :)

 :) A few new premades....


The Book Corner / Re: Anyone a Historical Romance Fan?
« on: May 20, 2017, 04:30:46 PM »
On my Top Ten of All Time list is Candace Proctor's Whispers of Heaven, set in Tasmania. Candace Proctor now writes the Sebastian St. Cyr series as C.S. Harris and is sister to Penelope Williamson who wrote another classic romance, also IMO of course, the western historical romance The Outsider.

I first read Whispers some years ago as a paperback from the library. It wasn't available as an ebook at all and when it first was had an outrageous price, but recently prices became more reasonable, so I bought it and read it again and still liked it every bit as much. It inspired me to do some research into the history of Tasmania, and I found the story is loosely based on some true events from, as I remember, the 1840s. A year is never given in the book.

Sorry not to do covers, but I still have only dial up internet and just don't have the patience.

That's a favorite of mine as well! Also loved Night In Eden which is set in Australia, but unfortunately not available for Kindle.

I enjoyed these two by Linda Lael Miller also set in Australia...

Anything Else Amazon / The New Amazon Echo Silver
« on: May 20, 2017, 09:53:37 AM »
I didn't notice a post about this. So just sharing this SNL spoof in case anyone missed it, lol!

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Nice progression P.J.! :)  I like them, great job!

Writers' Cafe / Re: Series/Trilogy Covers at affordable prices!
« on: May 03, 2017, 03:23:39 PM »
Your covers are great and so are your prices!  I'm working on a new series--bookmarking your site!!!

Thanks Victoria! That's actually an old price listing & I've since made minor adjustments. Still very affordable though, here are my current prices....

Bayou Cover Designs custom cover prices:

Single ebook Cover $50
Series ebook covers $45 each
Paperback version (add-on) $30 per cover
Audiobook version (add-on) $15 per cover
Facebook Banner or Promo Graphic (add-on) $5

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