What was the name of that book. Hmmmm. You know the one where the heroine and the hero are complete strangers to each other but that doesn’t stop them from sexing each other on a daily basis until lust turned into love. What was the name of that book?
Still stumped? That book was Passion by Lisa Valdez. So I can’t seem to describe books very well, get over it. Anyway, I was one of many readers who enjoyed the explicit sex and coarse language. Color me disappointed to learn that her next release isn’t due out until freaking May 2007. WTF?
And you know what?
You are ::underexposed::. Under the radar, my dear.
I’ll probably have almost little to no interest in Patience by then and what a shame. May 2007. That’s like next summer. Waiting for the book has certainly tried my patience that’s for sure. There are just too many other books out there to read! A delay like this isn’t exactly a smart move for a new author regardless if it’s the author’s fault or not. Plus, it annoys your readership which is never a good thing since we are your consumers. The anticipation for the book slowly went bye-bye as the book was continually delayed. It went from sequee to who, what?
Alas, I must say that Lisa Valdez isn’t the only author to do this book delaying bit. I just think that the way the market is right now, authors don’t have time for delays. Competition for readers is cut throat. This has to be especially true for new authors. I don’t know if Ms. Valdez’s publisher is doing her any favors rescheduling the book almost two years from the last published book.
All I have to say as a consumer that to make your readers wait this long for a book, the book better be good. What are the chances of a delayed book being a keeper? Slim to none is my answer. Oh, well. We’ll have to wait and see, won’t we? Until next time…
Upcoming: Look for my list of overexposed authors.