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I am an avid reader, animal lover, devourer of guacamole, storyteller and the author of An Unexpected Obsession, A Dose of Reality, Witch Way, A Coven by Christmas, Love Spells, Summer Solstice (coming soon), Flirting With Death, Flirting With Murder and the rest of the upcoming Assassins Anonymous series. I attended Arizona State University (go Sun Devils!) and make my home in the Valley of the Sun with my husband and three pampered pets. I like to discuss everything funny, sexy, sassy and absurd. But mostly I like to talk about books... and shoes... and outrageously expensive purses... and Chanel sunglasses ...oooh, and anything sparkly... or fluffy! So, come on in and let's chat!

Monday, November 22, 2010

Cross Fire by James Patterson

James Patterson (or his publisher) offered a free 30-chapter preview (Kindle) of his latest novel, Cross Fire. I finished reading the sample last night and have to say that I wanted to read on! The book was exciting, filled with tension, and a real page-turner...unfortunately, when I went to purchase the full novel I noticed the price!!! $14.99 for a digital book? I'll pass, thank you very much. I suppose there are faithful fans who will need to have his most recent thriller immediately, but I am not one of those readers. I love James Patterson, but fifteen bucks for something I'll read in a few hours? No thanks.

But the free preview did accomplish something...I will buy this book when the cost comes down (probably after the paperback has been out for a few months). The sticker-shock had me pondering what I'm willing to pay for books nowadays...and I have to admit that I'm stuck on the under $5 price-range. I am reading strictly on an ereader now and there are so many options out there that I really don't have to pay more.

What is your limit? Are there authors out there that you will pay whatever the asking price to have their latest book immediately? This inquiring author wants to know!

**Disclaimer: I am not a professional literary reviewer. I do not know this author and I am not being paid or otherwise compensated for this review. The opinions stated here are mine alone.

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