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Up this morning at Smart Bitches, Trashy Books: my latest contribution to the Sony Reader Test Drive.

Passion Among the Pixels is a tale of high technology, low humor, and the things romance-novel characters do in their spare time.  Also it discusses -- or will discuss, as this is only Episode One -- that which is nifty and not so nifty about the Sony PRS-505 eReader.  [While a certain gentleman from Corporate does not appear, those familiar with that individual's exploits may find a certain snark factor in some of the goings-on.]

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My first contribution to the Sony Reader Test Drive is up!

Rather than a review of the hardware, it's a review of one of the category romance novels I acquired along with the hardware -- Medusa's Master by Cindy Dees, in the Silhouette Romantic Suspense line.  [No, not that kind of Medusa; in this book, the Medusas are an all-female Spec Ops group within the US armed forces -- and Dees is the right kind of former military herself, so the action reads as convincing.]

See the review via the link, or visit Smart Bitches, Trashy Books at its main page for ongoing windows into the romance world.  (They don't bite, really they don't!  Except sometimes by mutual consent, I suppose.)

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No, it's not what you think (but I bet [livejournal.com profile] twilight2000 fell off her chair just reading the subject line).  Through the friendly and very kind auspices of the mistresses of Smart Bitches Trashy Books, I'm spending a chunk of my summer as a guinea pig.

I have here on the desk a Sony PRS-505 Reader, which I'll be "test driving" through the end of September.  I've already loaded some two dozen titles on the device (not counting a handful of odds and ends and the gadget's onboard user's guide).  Over the course of the next couple of months, I'll be putting the Reader through its paces, and the 30 of us in the Test Drive group will be reviewing both the device and a wide variety of romance titles (since SBTB is, after all, a romance readers' blog/site) over on SBTB.

It's going to be a very interesting ride.  Despite having published two ebooks, I haven't been an ebook consumer before now, and I've read relatively little category romance (though that's been changing a bit over the last year or two, as a number of writers whose work I enjoy have begun writing and publishing in the romance genre).  I'll certainly be linking to my SBTB "Test Drive" entries from here, and most likely posting additional observations (very likely including book-notes) in this space.

And so it begins....

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