Hi everyone! Do you know Sandi Shilhanek of Fresh Fiction fame? Well, she’s a friend and she’ll now be doing a monthly guest spot! The last Saturday of each month? A reader post by Miss Sandi! Yay! (Last week Sandi switched places with Jessica, who had been vacationing in Ireland, that fancy girl.) So everyone, please welcome Sandi now, officially. 😉
Recently I went to the bookstore to see what new titles were out. I saw two my Lori Foster that I was aware of, but hadn’t yet decided if I was going to buy in print or for my Kindle. Other than that I didn’t see much that was really calling my name.
Later that same week I had tea with the wonderful ladies of the DFWTeaReaders. Naturally one would think that because we are tea and readers groups that talk would consist more of the latest greatest books, than anything else. It should surprise no one that while we do discuss books, life and gossip comes first and foremost.
O.K… I’m getting sidetracked. When talk eventually turned to books the name Sharon Sala came up. I can’t even remember when I first discovered Sala, but I was a fan for a long time. Then for me at least her writing took a turn that I just didn’t care for, and even though I continued to support her by buying books, I just couldn’t make myself read them.
Come 2010 and the release of her Storm Front trilogy, and I was once again reminded of why I love Sala. That brings me to 2011 and the release of her new trilogy, The Searchers. I read the first one Blood Stains, and was eagerly awaiting the next, Blood Ties.
Well, to my surprise I found out that I had my release dates wrong, and Blood Ties was available! I don’t know how I missed it when I went to the bookstore, but I did. I was like I have to go home and buy it for my kindle so I can read right away!
So this brings me to my question of the day…how do you find out about new releases? Do you have a favorite website you stalk? Do you have friends who have similar tastes and keep you informed? Do you wander the bookstore aimlessly just hoping that something says buy me and read me?