Wednesday, December 28, 2011

Box of Books

I had a surprise box on my doorstep when I returned home from my holiday visit with the family...a whole box of new books!

The paperback edition of SHOT is now listed as in stock at Amazon. If your local bookstore doesn't have a copy, they can order it for you at no extra charge.  Of course, it's also available as an eBook if you scored a Kindle or Nook for the holidays.  

But now I have this box of books I wasn't expecting...

So, if you're a book blogger/reviewer, and would like a copy, shoot me an e-mail at niki AT nikiburnham dot com.  I will give them to reviewers until they're all claimed.  

Friday, December 16, 2011

Nook Lovers

I recently featured a website that helps readers find great books for the Kindle.  Today, I want to highlight a new website that points you to great books for your Nook.  If you have a Nook (or have seen those Jane Lynch commercials and put one on your holiday wish list!), consider bookmarking this website:

The site will feature a Daily Cheap Read, book recommendations, deals at, and other info.  It's definitely worth checking out.

Have you found a great site for Nook fans?  How are you finding books for your Nook?  Share your insights here!

Thursday, December 15, 2011

Morning Funny

If you're on the hunt for humor in your YA reading, take a look at this new blog:

I was recently asked to join several other authors, all of whom write humor for teens, in a group blog.  We'll be chatting about what we're writing, things we find funny, and keeping track of humorous books as they hit the market.  Guest bloggers will be making appearances to discuss what they're writing and the humorous books they've discovered.  While you're there, feel free to suggest titles for our Funny List, which will help other readers find YA humor when they're in the mood for a lighter read.

You can also follow Read It and Laugh on Twitter or "like" us on Facebook for updates and to chat about what you're reading.

All of us love the darker reads, but sometimes you want light and happy for a change of pace and it can be tough to find.  We hope this will be a great resource!

Tuesday, December 13, 2011

I Am A Reader, Not A Writer

Well, I *am* a writer, but I was interviewed today on the popular blog I Am A Reader, Not A Writer, where I discussed my favorite writing tips, quotes, and even my pet peeves.  Check it out here:

I Am A Reader, Not A Writer

Let me know how you'd answer some of the interview questions.  Where would you go in a time machine?  What would you take to a desert island? (And...Coke or Pepsi?)

Saturday, December 3, 2011

Kindle Resources

If you've recently purchased a Kindle (congratulations!) there's a great website you might wish to visit if you'd like to find book recommendations, read tips for making the most of your Kindle, or chat with other Kindle owners.  It's called Kindle Lovers, and you can visit by clicking the link below:

Once you've visited, let me know your thoughts.  Did you find books you might not otherwise have discovered?  Were the forums easy for you to navigate?  

AND...have you discovered other great sites that Kindle or Nook users might enjoy?  Let me know!  With the holidays coming soon, many of you are likely to receive/give e-readers, so the more resources we can share, the better.