I just finished reading my first complete book on Kindle for PC. BEHOLD the DAWN by K.M. Weiland.
I've been following her blog for some time now. Seriously, you need to check it out if you haven't. She's got some great insight on the writing craft and she presents the information in such useful ways. And I've wanted for a while to read her books. My budget doesn't allow me to buy anything and everything I want the moment I want it, though. (I know--it's just not fair :P.)
Then I noticed--or maybe she'd recently added--her book in Kindle format for $2.99. Oh, yeah!
I'm not going to give you a plot blurb. You can read that on Amazon or on K.M.'s site. And you can see from the cover it's a medieval tale. Knights, wars, deception, corruption, damsels in distress--the book's got it all. And it's told in K.M.'s amazing style.
I once heard a speaker at a writers group say that if writing makes you stop and think, "How beautiful. I wish I could write like that," it's defeating its purpose by pulling you out of the story. K.M.'s writing never pulled me out of the story and yet, at the end I sighed, thinking, "How beautiful. I wish I could write like that." Her descriptive powers are magical and musical. I saw and felt everything, and still savored the words as I read them. A perfect balance.
Look's like her second book, A MAN CALLED OUTLAW, is only $2.99 on Kindle, too. Anyone venture to guess my next purchase?