This is a recurring blog segment in which I highlight a book on my wish list. Sometimes it's a new release, sometimes a beloved classic, and sometimes it's a hidden gem.
One of the things I love about having an e-reader is that I don't have to worry about the disintegration of the horror genre with regards to mass market paperbacks. Sci-fi and fantasy are still getting by in that department, but I'll be damned if I can find a horror novel in a brick-and-mortar bookstore anymore. Enter the Kindle Store. And there's been a horror title that's been popping up on my Kindle Store recommendations again and again for months. Those recommendations are hit-or-miss, so I haven't been in a hurry to grab it, even for a dollar.
It's called Seed by Ania Alhborn and the cover is gorgeous. That, all by itself, puts it head and shoulders above 90% of the other self-published e-books for sale. But a great cover does not a good story makes. I needed some word of mouth from others who devour horror. And thanks to the fine folks at Dreadful Tales, I read a really good interview they did with Ania (click here to read that), and that settled it for me. I've got this on my wish list and I would have downloaded it already, but in that interview Ania mentioned the book is being re-edited and an updated version will be released in the summer. I figure I can afford to wait until this revamped edition of the book comes out, then I can add it to my to-be-read pile.
Give me your opinion. How timid are you when it comes to buying a cheap e-book from an author you've never heard of? Have you lucked out and bought one that really wowed you?