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Using My Kindle Fire to Proofread

After a three-year hiatus (the reasons why will be explained in another blog post), I had finally finished the next book in the Vista Security series, Edge of Trust, Vista Security book 3, which released in December 2015.  And I wanted to share the way I discovered that I think makes it much easier to proofread or do a little copy editing. A way that doesn’t include printing out hardcopy or staring cross-eyed at the computer screen for hours. And yes, I used it as well, on my upcoming release, Nia, Be Mine, a Vista Security prequel (coming soon, I promise!)

I have always made it a habit of reading my work aloud in the final polishing. But by this point, I’m thoroughly tired of the story (interpret that as: sick to death of it) and I find myself forgetting to read out loud and before I know it, I’m skimming.

Christian Suspense writer and friend Dale Amidei suggested a text to voice program, which sorry, I can’t remember what it was called. Dale, if you’re reading this, you can add what the name of the program is and the link to it in the comments. I checked it out but decided against it when I realized I would have to be sitting at the computer for hours more. I was tired of sitting at the computer. But while investigating this program it occurred to me I already had something like this—on my Kindle Fire! Maybe you already know this, but to me, it was practically revolutionary.

Okay, the chick (or dude, I think you can choose male or female), sounds kinda robotic, but to me, that makes it all the better because I have to pay attention and read along. And what is more cool about the Kindle Fire (and I’m betting most e-readers have this function) is that I can highlight typos and make notes.

Ereader Devices & Prices Update & a Free eBook!

Ghost Exterminator**ATTENTION BOOKLOVERS!**

TODAY is the last day you can download The Ghost Exterminator: A Love Story from Borders.com absolutely free!  Hailed as “funny, sexy, and all over a good read” by Paranormal Romance Reviews and awarded 4.5 Stars by Romantic Times Reviews, the print edition of The Ghost Exterminator: A Love Story will be coming to a brick and mortar bookstore near you November 1st, but you can get your FREE digital copy today, courtesy of Borders & Samhain Publishing.

And, later this week…

The ebook of The Ghost Shrink, the Accidental Gigolo & the Poltergeist Accountant will be free for a limited time only from Amazon and Barnes & Noble, courtesy of Samhain Publishing.  In the mood for a quick, light-hearted read?  Just download the first story of the Karmic Consultants series for Nook, Kindle, or Kindle for PC/iPhone (so even if you don’t have an ereader yet you can snag a free copy!).  That’s right, ladies and gentlemen!  From October 15th thru 28th, the first novella of the Karmic Consultants series is absolutely free! Tell your friends!  Your copy is just a click away. Thank you and happy reading!


We now return you to your regularly scheduled programming…

Ereaders!

“e”-cologically Friendly: A Look at eReaders

Pocket.  Touch.  Kindle.  Nook.  Cool-er.

Random word association?  Nope.  Those are the names of some of the hot new e-readers on the market right now.

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