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Shadow in the Sea

Readers will return to Windwaithe Island once again. When sixteen-year-old Sadelyn Hanson washes up on the shores of Windwaithe Island, her beauty and the strange marks on her wrist make superstitious locals suspect she is a mermaid. Feigning amnesia, Sade hides a far worse secret: she was sailing to her own murder trial when she was thrown overboard by the real killer, the cunning and cruel Captain Westwood.

Sade's quiet effort to rebuild her life on the island is threatened when she meets an actual young merman. Unable to speak his language, Sade still longs for the warm companionship he offers, despite the locals' dire legends about merfolk and their dark magic. But her confused feelings for the impossible boy become the least of her problems when Captain Westwood's ship docks at Windwaithe. With nowhere to escape, Sade must trust in the one person who doesn't fear the merfolk. A woman who had dealings with them herself—years ago

Friday, April 9, 2010

Library Patrons and Book Buyers Rule the World!

Novelist's recent comment about going in and requesting her library to purchase Forbidden Sea got me thinking. As a librarian, I have seen first hand the power library patrons have if they take the time to actually go into their local library and put in a formal request for a book to be purchased. When someone takes the time to ask for a book, the librarians in my library do everything they can to try and fulfill the person's request. Heaven and earth moves and the book is bought. It's like magic.

I'll tell you a library secret, I've often wished more people would place requests for books, that way we librarians would know what it is that people in our city are interested in reading. The other reason I wish they would is because we often don't have a certain book I want to read--but when I put in a request as a librarian--they tend to ignore it. After all, I'm just one of their coworkers. What do I know about what people really want to read? :) But if a patron puts in a request for the same book, we usually have it within a few weeks! So here is your chance to stand up and use your library patron power--go into your local library and put in a request for that book you've really been wanting to read! What can they do but say no? And odds are real good they will buy the book if they possibly can. Then you finally get to read that fantastic, to-die-for book you've been wanting to read for months.

Sounds good to me.


The Novelist said...

Reading your post made me so giddy! Silly, I know, but thank you for making what I said feel so important! I just got an email from our librarian about the 4 (yes 4) books that I put a request in for. They are in the processes of trying to purchase all of them. I wish I could buy every book that caught my fancy, but I do need to feed my family. I really hope for your success!

The Novelist said...

Oh and I forgot to mention that you have my dream job! Some day I hope to grow up and work in the library! The thought of it makes my toes curl!

Sheila A. Nielson said...

Thank you, Novelist, for taking the time to comment!

~ Amy W ~ said...


At the Orem Library it is the exact same.

Go Library Patrons! Power to the Patrons!

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