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As i have been going back and forth from Amazon's chat the Kindle Boards i have found dishearted readers can't get the new Plum Spooky for there kindle readers.  There is a place to voice your concern on the amazon page for Janet Evanovich books.  This is just not right for all of us who have made the commitment to invest hard earned money in our Kindles so we can read today what we would have had to wait days to get by mail.  The other option would have been to get in the car and drive to the book store to find it out of stock.  Are we going to be treated like second class citezens? We bought our Kindles so we could read what we wanted to right now and not wait.  I wonder how many other writers have made the decision to wait till the rush of over priced books is over to lower the price and then make the books available to the Kindle users. I have only had my Kindle for less then a week but i am very sad to find out that i don't matter as much as the person in the store that just shelled out mega bucks for there books.  The squeaky wheel gets the oil.  I have squeaked what about you?  :mad:  If this shocks you as much as it shocks me write an email to your authors and let them know that you and your friends would love to ban there books.  I would be on board with you for this cause. 
 

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After I posted, I checked my Random House author alert list.  My account has been wiped out.  No wonder I haven't received any alerts.  I was counting on that rather than constantly checking my long list on Amazon. 

 

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I bought the hardback version of Plum Spooky so that I could share with my sister and my Mom and also add to my collection. I will wait to buy the Kindle version when it falls in price comparable with a paperback.
 

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I just have to say this about Janet Evanovich's books. I don't ever, ever, ever remember my Mom picking up a book and reading it. I hardly remember her reading books to us kids. As soon as I was old enough to read, I took over that job as the oldest sibling.
She asked to borrow one of my books a couple of weeks ago and wondered what I thought she would like. She doesn't like a lot of suspense and murder, etc. I suggested Janet Evanovich. I sent her home with the first volume which happened to have 3 books in 1. She called the next day to say that she was almost done with the second book and how many more were there to read.
Needless to say, she is now on the tenth book. I just delivered 11- 14. I think I've created a monster!

She also like Jess Lourey's Murder by the Month books.
 

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Bluebell said:
She also like Jess Lourey's Murder by the Month books.
Never heard of these, the first one sounds kinda fun. All 4 that have been published so far are on Kindle, but they're each $9.99 though, kinda expensive for books going back to 2006. :p
 

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luvshihtzu said:
Bluebell,

Your mother would really like the Deborah Knott/District Judge series by Margaret Maron. I think it is even better than any of the Janet Evanovich books.

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Thanks for the tip. Some of them are on Kindle at a good price. I'll post the $3.99 books in the bargain book thread.
 

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Bluebell,

Your mother would really like the Deborah Knott/District Judge series by Margaret Maron. I think it is even better than any of the Janet Evanovich books.

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luvshihtzu,

Thank you. I am going to look that author up this evening. She has 4 more Evanovich books and 1 more Lourey book. The Lourey books are oversized paperbacks costing, at Borders and Barnes & Noble, anywhere from $10-$14. I heard about them from some co-workers of my sister's and had to special order them.

BTW, I have a female,shihzu-maltese named Schatzie (Little Sweetheart in German). She has the face and hair of a maltese with a little brown/black coloring on her ears and the body of a shihtzu with the personality (very stubborn). She has never had her hair cut, I keep her long-haired with bows and clips in her hair. Yes, she's a princess! How many and what kind do you have?
 

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Bluebell,
Happy to hear you will try the Margaret Maron books for your Mom.  Right now there are 14 books in that series and I suggest that you read them in order, as they build on each other. The whole series starts with Bootlegger's Daughter.  Originally, I  listened to them all in audio and was disappointed to see that Kindle had only 8 available.  NetLibrary has most of them available in audio, if your library offers that service.
There is one other series by Margaret Maron about Sigrid Harald, a police lieutenant in New York City, but they are not available except in used hardback or paperback.  I bought all my used copies off the Internet.

If you're not familiar with the site already, stopyourekillingme.com has lists of most mystery writers books. I use the lists at my house to keep track of books and check them off as I download and read.

You asked about my Shih Tzus.  We have five Shih Tzu left from 18 years of running a small dog rescue.  Shut my rescue doors a couple of years back due to my health problems and these are some of the dogs left that were unadoptable. We also have a couple of Pekingese, Japanese Chin and one little biting Chihuahua who will be with us until the end, so we are still busy and have lots to do.  Oh and yes, Shih Tzu are stubborn, but not as stubborn as Pekingese.  Japanese Chin are my favorites. Sweet, smart, gentle, dogs.
luvshihtzu
 

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sharyn said:
PLUM SPOOKY is available for the Kindle now.



FEARLESS FOURTEEN still isn't, though... :(

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Plum Spooky is way over my $ limit. Oddly, the price tracker doesn't even show up for this book. I'll try it again later.

ETA: Two minutes later, the Kindle edition went up about $1.25. Whew.
 
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