Taking a deep breath, Anna switched the Kindle on again. Repeating the steps until finally bringing the magnifier over the blur of words, purposely focusing over the first non-threatening word, “HELLO.” There was a smaller round circle of more intense magnification at the bottom edge of the glass, and Anna slowly brought that stronger area over the “H” in the word she was examining. And there it was… the thing that had been nagging at her for attention. The letters of the words were being formed by even smaller things. Things that seemed to have moved together into clumped positions that formed the letters. Little things which looked like actual bodies of some sort that, upon close examination, appeared to vibrate slightly. Anna rubbed her eyes momentarily and then stared down through the tiny window of intensified magnification. Yes. Good Lord, the letters were being formed by tiny little bodies…bodies of miniscule pulsating beings. Beings that throbbed almost… almost as if they were…alive!

AUTHOR: Myra Concannon
GENRE: Thriller
PUBLISHED: Jan 01, 2013


Are they out there, hovering on the Whispernet, waiting to get in on an unwanted download? That’s the troubling question that haunts Anna, a senior citizen separated from her family in an assisted living facility, when she orders a Kindle, and strange things start to happen. Is the cause a voodoo spell put on the Kindle by the peculiar Haitian attendant? Is it an electronic alteration caused by a weird sci-fi book download? Is it an alien presence known as Ambient Intelligence (AmI) that means her harm? Or, as everyone tries to convince her, is the problem just a technical glitch in her Kindle.

It takes her growing romantic relationship with a handsome resident and the close tie between Anna and her 14-year-old grandson to sort it all out. If you’ve got a Kindle, don’t miss this lighthearted mystery from Myra Concannon.

"Along with the thoroughly enjoyable 'solve the mystery' aspect of AMI, one of the things I love about this book is that it shows how valuable and useful the new Kindle eReader can be for senior citizens. With the Kindle, the entire book world becomes available to them. If you know of or are responsible for a home bound, assisted living, or nursing home senior citizen, consider getting him or her a Kindle. The senior will be forever grateful for your thoughtfulness." FIVE STAR RAVE REVIEW FOR AMI
5.0 out of 5 stars October 12, 2012 By R. Russell Amazon Verified Purchase:

"This was the first book I purchased for my (then) new Kindle 2 and I LOVED it!! Anna (the main character) doesn't want to live in an Assisted Living Facility and give up her home and independence. I found her to be very real in her anger, confusion, anxieties, techno-phobia and a grudging willingness to try something new -- a Kindle. Her daughter, son-in-law and grandson are very well done -- you KNOW these people. How AmI works with Anna and makes her aware of what's going on around her is breath-taking -- the suspense builds slowly, but surely -- and the ending is perfect. If you're looking for a book with an interesting concept, 'real' people and good tension, purchase AmI. Then sit back, put your feet up and enjoy the ride!"

ATTENTION SENIOR CITIZENS: BE ALERT TO EMAIL SCAMS! Watch "Senior Report with John Long" in which he ALERTS SENIOR CITIZENS ABOUT EMAIL SCAMS and also recommends THE KINDLE FOR SENIOR CITIZENS on YouTube:  And be sure to check the next time the tiny disk turns in the upper left hand corner of your Kindle and you get a download. Did you really place that order…or is it AmI?