Welcome! To another week of great books! Hope you had a GREAT week of reading fun! I always do! This is ALWAYS posted by NOON every Sunday and sometimes earlier!
Last week Google Chrome crashed on me. This week Google Chrome crashed on me AGAIN! Why?
I GOT A VIRUS! Yes, I DO have the BEST virus/malware/and everything else 'ware which we need in order to just use a computer if we go on the Internet, but this one is a sneaky little thing! I happen to have the Geek Squad and ALL of the technicians ready and waiting for me, IF needed! I needed them! They were he ones who informed me all of this was a virus. BUMMER! DON'T FRET! YOUR COMPUTER 'CAN' BE SAVED!
First, allow me to inform you HOW YOU GET THIS VIRUS! (The Geek Squad took control over my computer, andAL,
It can get you in 2 ways!
This is the first way this virus gets you:
1. Do you get notifications down in the right side of your computer or wherever they may be located? I do. Mine is at the bottom. I got a notification to update my computer system to Windows 8.1 - DON'T DO IT THAT WAY UNLESS IT'S THROUGH THE MICROSOFT WEBSITE! Through Microsoft, it takes HOURS to update to 8.1 and NOT less than 30 seconds like this one I downloaded did! We are generally used to Updates only taking about 30 seconds, so at first we don't give it any thought. Then . . . s l o w l y it weaves it's way into your computer and it's A VIRUS! It takes less than 30 seconds to attack . . . Google Chrome! Eventually Chrome will start acting up, doing weird things, not loading your pages (remember dial-up? NO!!!!!) Yes! It's SNEAKY! It bypasses ANY virus program because it comes across as an Update! SNEAKY!!!
I clicked on it, and in less than 30 seconds, I had installed a virus that wiped OUT my Google Chrome drive! Yep!
2. The 2nd way this virus gets you is someone supposedly calls you on the phone posing AS Microsoft to inform you that you NEED to update to Windows 8.1. They give you the link to do it. You freak out because they CALLED YOU! You feel like you HAVE to download this, so you do. Guess what? IT'S A VIRUS!! Microsoft would NEVER CALL YOU ON THE PHONE! This is what the Geek Squad tells me. Don't fall for this one, either!
So, I HOPE that has helped to inform you so what happened to me (#1) doesn't happen to you!
What's going on at the blog?
1. The April Kindle Giveaway is almost over!! In the LEFT side column you will see the Kindle, click on the photo, and you can enter the Rafflecopter form to enter to win 1 of 2 KINDLE FIRES!! Or, a $229 Amazon Gift Card OR $229 PayPal CASH! Your choice!
2. Win $50 for the book Killer Within by Jeff Gunhus! You only have until April 30th, the LAST day of the month to enter up until midnight! Get your entries IN!
3. A NEW Giveaway for "A Promise in Pieces" A Quilts of Love - Every Quilt Has a Story series by Emily T Wierenga/#Giveaway/Facebook Party! Get your entries in by May 9th!
MAY KINDLE FIRE HD GIVEAWAY is coming up! Or the $229 Amazon Gift Card OR the $229 PayPal CASH! A NEW GIVEAWAY for May! This is where bloggers and authors all pitch in money to give 2 of these away! It's coming the first of May! It should be posted THIS WEEK!
Prejudice and Price by Rachael Anderson on Tuesday!
Finding Cinderella by Colleen Hoover! Finally, huh! I was able to get that in before my computer crashed! You can find that review HERE!
A Promise in Pieces by Emily T Wierenga A Quilts of Love Series! Each book is a stand alone, and there are well over 20 of these books already in print! I can't wait to read MORE! You can find this review HERE!
The Collector of Dying Breaths by M J Rose - which I tried to post THIS PAST WEEK, but my computer crashed! Watch for it coming this week!
Secrets in the Ice by Rick Gangraw is coming! I read this book a while ago, and forgot to write the review! I must write it! It was a GREAT book because it took place in my home state in the UP! The UP is the Upper Pennisula of Michigan! We call it the UP (pronounced Yoo-P) I know! It's funny sounding, but that's how we say it! We pronounce it by the name of the letters. It's just shortened, that's all! The author even mentions it in his book!
A Shining Light (A Home to Amana Book 3) by Judith Miller This is the book I was in a Blog Tour with, but LOST the Blog Tour Company! Lost my post date and everything. That happened a few weeks ago when my computer crashed. So . . . it's time to write the review! Even though this is Book 3, it CAN be read as a stand alone, as that is how I read it!
So watch for these coming this week!
Well, that is all for NEWS from the blog this week!
As ALWAYS, PLEASE LEAVE A COMMENT BELOW and tell us what YOU are reading! It's a book recommendation! We all LOVE those!
Okay - on to the books!
FICTION: COMBINED PRINT AND EBOOK
All books are linked to the ebook version. Want a different version, like the PRINT version? While you are at the ebook version, go ahead and click on the TITLE OR THE PHOTO OF THE BOOK and click on the type of book you want inside the square area that shows all the different versions the book is available in! Enjoy!
1. The Collector by Nora Roberts
2. The Goldfinch: (Pulitzer Prize for Fiction) by Donna Tartt
ebook: $ 7.50
3. The Space Between: An Outlander Novella by Diana Gabaldon
ebook: $1.99 ebook (novella) only
4. NYPD Red 2 by James Patterson and Marshall Karp
ebook: $ 8.99
5. The Fixed Trilogy: Fixed on You, Found in You, Forever with You by Laurelin Paige
ebook: $ 0.99 ebook only
6. I've Got You Under My Skin: A Novel by Mary Higgins Clark
7. Shadow Spell: Book Two of The Cousins O'Dwyer Trilogy by Nora Roberts
8. Missing You by Harlan Coben
9. Orphan Train: A Novel by Christina Baker Kline
10. Gone Girl: A Novel by Gillian Flynn
11. The Husband's Secret by Liane Moriarty
ebook: $ 5.99
12. A Game of Thrones: A Song of Ice and Fire: Book One by George R R Martin
13. The Invention of Wings: With Notes (Oprah's Book Club 2.0) by Sue Monk Kidd
14. Carnal Curiosity (Stone Barrington) by Stuart Woods
15. Little Girl Lost: A Lucy Black Thriller (Lucy Black Thrillers) by Brian McGilloway
Thanks for stopping by again! Remember: please leave a comment telling us what YOU are reading!
Congrats to the Indie Authors who made the list!
See you next week!
And the rest of the books are: