Tuesday, March 28, 2006

Shopping Surprise

I had to go pick up more Fish Salt last night.
Something, perhaps a compulsion, steered me towards the book aisle. I had just been there three days ago, what could have changed? What was there that hadn't been before?

I could have counted the seconds on two hands before my eyes were grabbed by the dragon. My heart rate spiked in glorious anticipation. My hand darted out in a quick motion of eagerness and intent. The dragon was MINE! What dragon you may ask?

DARK DEMON by Christine Feehan!!

I stayed up to 1:20AM but couldn't finish , so I got up later in the AM ..like 7:15 and finished it about 9AM. I couldn't finish it when I liked, and I didn't want to stop, but you know, I have to sleep Sometime!

That wasn't the only treasure I found. Oh no!

As I was turning to leave, I glanced upwards to the top shelves. Harlequin Blazes were on display. I was looking for only ONE name. I've been looking for it what must amount to weeks! As I was about to give up..my gaze snagged on a fan. A golden fan with little red streamers billowing out. Where have I seen that before???

It hit me! The light bulb did its glowing brightly until it popped routine.
Jill!! Jill Monroe's Blog!
Share The Darkness by Jill Monroe

She had posted this pic on her blog when the cover first came out. And the FAN is what was in my mind. Retrieving it enabled me to recognize that THIS was the book I had been looking for. Being so high up in the shelves, I couldn't see her name, but the FAN!.. that was a different story.

The Point ? For any author who wonders whether or not blogs are marketing tools or not. Allow me to answer it by saying YES! An effective tool without which I would not have picked up on the fact that I was looking straight at her book. Had it not been for her post, who knows WHEN I would have found it again.

She's a smart cookie!

The last thing I did before I left that wonderful place of magic ended up as being my taking a chance on a new author and book.
Ever hear of Dawn Thompson and the book The Waterlord?
Its a romance about a Fossegrim. What is a Fossegrim?? Has anyone read this yet? Anyone know much about this author? I'm very curious because the back cover blurb sounded intriguing!! I hope it's as delicious as the front cover. I'm a sucker for waterfalls!

My wish for you today is:
When it is your turn to shop, I hope that it will not be just a CHORE , but an adventure .... and as with any good adventure, may you find a treasure close to your heart!


Anonymous said...

Oooh new books }:)

Brandy said...

Cool! I just finished the 2nd of the new books I bought. MJD's book was great! I loved it, btw she introduced a NEW type of other-world person. Think Tinkerbell. Hope you get more sleep tonight!

Shesawriter said...

Thanks for the books, Michele. It's time for my weekly ... er ... I mean, MONTHLY Amazon.com shopping spree. ;-)

Brandy said...

Oh, hey, Deidre Knight's book was at Books a Million, too. (Parallel Attraction)

Jill Monroe said...

Thanks!!!! I wonder why the book was so high. I'm rather vertically challenged ; )

And hey, for the longest time I thought that fan said Amana.

And Brandy - I'm with you. I can't wait to check out Deidre Knight's book. Gena Showalter said it was just wonderful.

Kelli McBride said...

Okay, what is fish salt?

Annalee Blysse said...

I have a $15 gift certificate for Amazon! An author buddy whose great has a book coming out this weekend so I'm going shopping online. I saw The Waterlord and was interested. Great cover.