11/23/09

A Little Late but Worth the Wait!



I bet you thought I wasn't going to post today because usually I post early in the morning.

Psych!

The reason I'm posting so late is I wanted to be able to announce that in addition to CreateSpace, Stolen Christmas is now available from Amazon.com and in various e-book formats at Smashwords. You can even read a sampling there.

4 comments:

L.T. Elliot said...

Hooray! I'm very excited for this book!

M. Gray said...

Thanks for all your hard work, LDSP!

Anonymous said...

Hi LDSP:

This is a question (or maybe its more of a comment), but I'd rather not send you an email, so I'll post it here. I noticed a while back you were discussing NEW MOON since it was in the GRAY category of right vs. wrong, moral vs. immoral. Did you see what the Catholic Church said today about the movie NEW MOON? Here's a little snippet:

Ahead of the weekend's blockbuster opening for the teen vampire fantasy Twilight: New Moon, a Vatican official condemned the movie as a "deviant moral vacuum." The comments from Monsignor Franco Perazzelo, of the pontifical council of culture, came just weeks after the Vatican warned parents that Halloween has an "undercurrent of occultism" and is "absolutely anti-Christian." Should parents be concerned, or is the Catholic Church going overboard? (Watch an ABC report about New Moon's lessons in chastity)

And, of course, here are the rebuttals from ABC News Opinion People:

The Vatican is making itself look silly: "The good Monsignor" surely has the best intentions, says Will Heaven in Britain's Telegraph, but he's not helping the Catholic Church. Censoring "childish fiction" like Twilight: New Moon makes the Vatican look out of touch and humorless, which alienates "far more young believers than made-up wizards or vampires ever would."
"Condemnation of the Twilight saga"

The Monsignor's onto something: It's hardly a surprise that the Vatican would be disturbed by a romance about a vampire falling in love with a high-school girl, says Shannon Bell in The Admonition. But Twilight: New Moon isn't the only example of the "moral vacuum" in today's society. Monsignor Franco Perazzelo could just as easily have thrown in "MTV, American Idol, and the whole lot of reality television programs."
"Vatican: Twilight 'deviant moral vacuum'"

Catholics should love New Moon's message: Apparently nobody at the Vatican bothered to watch Twilight: New Moon, says Jeanne Sager in Strollerderby. If they had, they would have noticed that "old-fashioned" vampire Edward Cullen, played by Robert Pattinson, doesn't believe in sex before marriage. "Score one for good messages that fall in line with the Roman Catholic Church."
"Opening that moral vacuum of 'New Moon' for the Vatican"

Jennie said...

I don't care about Twilight: New Moon one way or the other, but before your post about Stolen Christmas gets sidetracked by another silly argument over the merits of Meyers' books or movies. I'd just like to let everyone know I'm running a contest on my blog to give away a copy of Stolen Christmas. Hop on over to http://notesfromjenniesdesk.blogspot.com to enter. All you need to do is leave a positive comment of ten words or more.