Buying and Reading the eBook, a How-To Guide

mhAK5rOThank you for your enthusiastic reception to RETURN TO AUDUBON SPRINGS! From the moment I signed the contract with The Wild Rose Press my family and friends have enthusiastically asked for a signed copy. Would that I could! Until January 3rd this first release is only available through Amazon.  Take heart if you do not own a kindle, there are other ways in which if you can still purchase and read the book.

Get a Kindle for free!

That’s right! Turn your iPhone, Android phone, computer (PC or Mac), or Blackberry into a Kindle e-reader by downloading one of the many FREE Kindle Apps from Amazon. Simply download the free software, purchase and read on your new Kindle app.

Below are all the links to the various Apps.

Kindle Cloud Reader

Read instantly in your browser


iPhone & iPod touch Android Windows Phone BlackBerry


Mac Windows 8 Windows 7, XP & Vista


iPad Android Tablet Windows 8

Excerpt Alert!

Have I mentioned that Emma, the heroine in RETURN TO AUDUBON SPRINGS, is a children’s  book author?  Emma’s books are available in print as well as every eBook variety.  Lucky, right?  Here is a snapshot of her walking into a bookstore to find her own books on display.


Bells announced her arrival when she pushed the door open to the bookstore. She drifted to the unmistakable children’s section adorned with an area carpet comprised of big block letters and a small red table covered with teddy bears and a display of children’s books. A stand with flyers announced a book reading to take place during the Annual Art and Flower Show this weekend. The usual fan favorite book series were on display—Harry Potter, Fancy Nancy, Henry and Mudge, and her own Anderria Falls. It still gave her a thrill to walk into a bookstore and see her work in print. She picked up the first book in the series, Key of Hope, and studied the cover. She knew every tiny aspect of this illustration by heart. She’d driven the graphic designer insane in her effort to get it right.

Running her fingers over the embossed illustration, Emma recalled the first time she held the actual book in her hand just a few short months after Elana was born. She felt a similar feeling of love for the book as she did for her child. In many ways, it was her baby as well. She’d been afraid to share it with the world, yet she needed to let it go. The publication of her first book and its meteoric success gave her a tiny taste of freedom she’d never experienced before. These books symbolized the potential to become her own woman one day as opposed to a member of the Grant family.


When I first wrote that scene, the idea of having a book published whether in print or otherwise seemed very far off.  It is interesting for me as a writer to find this moment – a snapshot in the life of my heroine – that reflects a dream of my own.

Thanks for stopping by and don’t forget, I will randomly select one commenter to win a $5 Amazon gift card this week.  So please drop me a line in the comments below.

About RoseAnn DeFranco

Author - Humorous Contemporary Romance & Young Adult Romance
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10 Responses to Buying and Reading the eBook, a How-To Guide

  1. I’ve used the free Kindle app and can testify that the download is super easy! I read all my Wild Rose Press books on my PC or lap top. Oh, and I have a MAC and a “regular” lap top. Both downloads worked like a charm. Happy reading!

  2. Congratulations on the release RoseAnn! Glad you tipped me off on how I could read your book before January but I still can’t wait to buy a hard copy as well!

    • RoseAnn DeFranco says:

      Hi Laurie, Isn’t technology grand? All these techie things we as authors have to learn. January seems so far away, yet I know it will sneak up before we know it!

  3. Lisa Marie Brinson says:

    I rushed home from picking up my daughter at preschool to download the Kindle app on my new tablet. I could not wait to begin reading Return to Audubon Springs. I have only been reading for 20 minutes, and I am already hooked on these characters! I am going to devour this book.

    I can tell that this is going to be a book that I will read quickly and miss the characters when I am through. PLEASE tell me that the other books will publish quickly. I am going to go through character withdrawal.

    Congratulations, RoseAnn! I am trilled for you, yes, but am also happy to have discovered my new favorite author!

    • RoseAnn DeFranco says:

      I’m thrilled to know you’re attached to the characters so quickly. I missed them when the story ended so I wrote a book for each brother! I don’t have release date for Secondhand Romance yet, but I can tell you the draft copy of the cover arrived in my inbox today and it is HAWT! Can’t wait to share it with the world once it is final! Happy reading, and THANK you for your support!

  4. Darlene says:

    Super helpful! Thanks RoseAnn! It answered a lot of my questions.

  5. Diana Quincy says:

    Very informative post, RoseAnn! I do have a Kindle and I’ve already downloaded Return to Audubon Springs. Congrats on the release. I can’t wait to start reading it!

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