Favorites

The most interesting thing about having written a collection of short (short) stories is how everyone has a different favorite. Smaller Preternatural High Res FINAL REV copyI like them all but even I have a couple that stand out as my favorites. The people who have previewed the stories all told me they enjoyed the entire collection, but X is their favorite. X has been different for each person. One friend like the first in the collection; my husband liked a totally different one. I find it so interesting that our tastes can vary so much. I also find it wonderful.

Why so wonderful? There are books people rave about that I couldn’t finish. (You know the one I’m talking about, Monique.) There are books I obsess about that I can’t get others to read. What it shows is that there is room for everyone out there in the world of books. You may not like my books, but you’ll rave over someone else’s. Some author might leave you cold, but my books will carry you away to that magic world where you forget yourself. It’s all good.

If we all liked the same thing, we’d all have to read (and eat, and view, and furnish our houses with) the same thing. Yuck. How boring. While I believe there is value in having common experiences in a culture , i.e., certain books, films, etc. that everyone has read or seen, you are still allowed to pick your favorites. And pick your unfavorites. Taste and sharing them or arguing over them makes life interesting.

Have I mentioned I don’t like olives?

–Gabi

Books I’m reading now:

This Case is Gonna Kill Me by Phillipa Bornikova

Rosemary and Rue by Seanan MacGuire

A Game of Thrones  by George RR Martin (reread)

Giveaway!!

I’m doing a giveaway.

FalconAndWolfFinalVersion2TheBigSellerBuy one of my Gabi Anderson books: Temptation’s Warrior, The Falcon and the Wolf, To Tame a Rose, A Matter of Convenience, A Matter of Pride, A Matter of Honor, or the boxed set of The Destiny Coin series; and I will send you a hard copy of The Wish List, the first book in my Time of Transition series by Gabi Stevens.TemptationsWarriorCover

Available now
Available now
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Can you see behind the mask?

 

Now here are the perimeters, barriers, the shortcomings, whatever you want to call them: the Gabi Anderson books are only available in ebook form, but you can get them at Amazon, Nook, Kobo, and iBook, so you have to buy them in that form. Then you have to send me an email at GabiStevens505@gmail.com with the title of the book you bought and your address. Only the first fifty responders will receive a book. I am opening this internationally, but be warned: your free book is coming to you on a sloooow boat if you don’t live in the US or Canada. Otherwise it’s coming to you in a sloooow truck.

 

If you don’t have an e-reader, you can download reader aps onto your computers or tablets (For free I believe, and no, they aren’t paying me money to say these things) If you have a Mac you already have iBooks.

So, did you need something to read? Here’s your chance.

–Gabi

Books I’m reading now:

Three Weeks With Lady X by Eloisa James

Don’t Know much about History: Everything you Need to Know about American History… by Kenneth C Davis