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Greg Weisman’s Kickstarter Project for “Rain of the Ghosts”

Rain_of_the_Ghosts_coverWe all love Star Wars because it takes our imaginations far and beyond into the unknown, but what about the stories that take place in our own world? There’s one tale set on a fictional island in the Caribbean that is special to me and others seeking diversity in books. Written by the extraordinary storyteller Greg Weisman (Star Wars Rebels, Young Justice, Gargoyles), Rain of the Ghosts is everything I wanted as a child–a young girl from the Caribbean with supernatural abilities rooted in her indigenous ancestry. How awesome is that?!

It’s a book aimed for the younger crowd, but it’s also one that appeals to adults, especially fans of Star Wars. The book is currently available for purchase on Amazon along with its sequel, but if you’re looking for an audio book, you might be in luck!

Greg and a team of talented actors and composers have recorded the AudioPlay for the first novel in the nine-book series! You can hear some of your favorite voice actors, such as Steve Blum, Jim Cummings, Marina Sirtis, Vanessa Marshall, and many more, voicing an awesome ensemble of characters.

Everything is recorded, but we need your help!

In order to edit everything down and make a quality piece of work for the fans, Greg and the team need your support in their Kickstarter project. Whether it’s a small or generous amount, anything will help in order to get this project rolling. If you’re unable to provide donations at this time, that’s okay! Instead, please share this information with a friend, tweet it out to your followers, or share it on Facebook. Anything to help spread the word!

Visit the Kickstarter page for more information and to watch Greg Weisman’s video with the crew!

Why Star Wars novels should all be E-Books

Right before Christmas I decided that I was going to give my 1st generation iPad to my mom for Christmas. She was going to use it more than I and I felt like being generous. The only downside for me was that I would be losing my E-Reader. Now I still had my smartphone that would allow me to access my Nook App but it just is not the same on the phone.

We took a trip to Barnes and Noble and I decided what the heck why don’t I just get a basic Nook. They are cheap enough and just for reading. Well I finally settled on the Nook Glow Light just in case I ever need the light feature. The nice saleswoman found me a great cover and I was off.

I was not 100% sure that this would solve my iPad woes but I had hope that the Nook would allow me the ability to read more books. My skepticism of the dedicated E-Reader was completely unfounded. In the coming days I found myself using it more than I ever had used my iPad for reading. It became something that I put in my purse or backpack whenever I leave the house. It is what I do during my lunch at work and I have read more in the past month than I have in a long time. I truly believe this is because of the technology of an E-Reader. The screen refresh is not the same as a tablet and it is so much easier on the eyes. I will never again use my tablet for a reader now that I have seen how amazing a dedicated reader is.

The only complaint I have in the Star Wars universe is that not ALL my favorite books are available on it. While a lot of them are I think going forward any Star Wars book that is released needs to have an E Book. I am not saying that the Nook is better than the Kindle or any other E Reader because I have never had one all I am saying is that the E Book is fabulous. As much as I love Books and I really do, I love the smell, the feel and the look of a real book for convenience sake I would never trade in my e reader. So for all the publishers out there that have ever published a Star Wars novel. Please please please give us an E Book version.

This was just an idea I had and maybe not a lot of people will agree. How neat would it be that if you bought a hard copy of a book there was a code to put in online that would also give you the E Book? I think that would be so awesome because then BookWorms like me could have both!

What do you guys think? Do you have an e reader? What do you read?

If you have a nook and you want to be my nook friend let me know on twitter I will add you and we can lend each other books! You can also find me on Goodreads.

May the force be with you,

TeresaD2

@icecoldpenguin