Enter the Kobo H2O Aura eReader Giveaway!


by Christine Kling

Some self-published authors only offer their books on Amazon’s Kindle platform. My Shipwreck Adventures series books published by Thomas & Mercer are exclusive to Amazon, but with my self-published books, I’ve been on Kobo now for two years. This Canadian company has eBook stores in 16 countries and has 4 million titles available. Today, I sell more of my Seychelle books in Canada on Kobo than I do on Kindle.

Now Kobo has come out with this awesome new piece of tech—the Kobo H2O Aura eReader— the first electronic reader that is waterproof and sandproof! Its high-def, no-glare, 6.8” Carta E Ink touchscreen reads like print on paper – even in direct sunlight. This thing supports 14 file formats natively (EPUB, EPUB3, PDF, MOBI, JPEG, GIF, PNG, BMP, TIFF, TXT, HTML, RTF, CBZ, CBR) which means you can side load many different formats of books if they don’t have DRM.

Kobo-Giveaway-Collage-300x251So, when I was invited to participate in a this new contest which is offering the Kobo H2O as a grand prize and is sponsored by Kobo and 24 mystery/thriller/suspense authors, I jumped at the chance. And even better, the device comes pre-loaded with more than 50 FREE books from 24 of today’s hottest thriller/mystery/suspense authors!

What could be more relaxing than reading in the bath? Or on your boat? Or in the pool? And if you already own an eReader, this one would make a terrific gift wouldn’t it?

Everyone who enters will receive at least five free ebooks at the end of the contest, too!

To enter the Kobo H2O Giveaway, CLICK HERE.

Happy Thanksgiving to you all!

Fair winds!


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About Christine Kling

I have spent more than thirty years living on and around boats and cruising the waters of the North and South Pacific, the Atlantic, and the Caribbean. I’ve written articles and stories for many boating publications including Sailing, Cruising World, Motor Boating & Sailing, and The Tiller and the Pen. When I was married, I helped my husband build a 55-foot custom sailing yacht. After launching her, we sailed through the Panama Canal to St. Thomas in the U.S. Virgin Islands where we chartered for over two years. While in the islands, I received my 100-ton Auxiliary Sail Captains license. It was that sailing experience that led me to set my first nautical suspense novel, SURFACE TENSION (2002), on the waterfront in Fort Lauderdale. Featuring Florida female tug and salvage captain, Seychelle Sullivan, the first book was followed by CROSS CURRENT (2004) and BITTER END (2005). The fourth book in the series, WRECKERS’ KEY was released in February 2007. At the end of the 2010-11 academic year, I took the motto of this blog to heart. I quit my day job as an English professor at Broward College in Fort Lauderdale (just when they offered me tenure, I said no thanks and took early retirement). I was living the dream of full-time cruising on board my 33-foot Caliber Talespinner on my very tiny pension and whatever I made from my books having parted ways with the big publishing establishment. I self-published two books on my own: a small collection of four short stories entitled SEA BITCH: Four Tales of Nautical Noir and my first stand-alone sailing thriller set in the Caribbean, CIRCLE OF BONES. In 2012 I was offered a publishing deal with Amazon's mystery/thriller imprint Thomas&Mercer and they reissued CIRCLE OF BONES. The sequel to that book, DRAGON'S TRIANGLE came out in June 2014. And as for me, I'm no longer a singlehander on my little boat. I met Wayne Hodgins in 2013 and after a whirlwind Skype courtship, I flew to meet him in Fiji and we sailed a nearly 2000 mile passage to the Marshall Islands for our "first date." We now sail together aboard LEARNATIVITY, a 52-foot motor sailor with our family including Barney, the Yorkshire Terror and Ruby, the Wonder Dog.
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