We just got back from the trek to our big city Borders (Concord, NH) and I am wicked, wicked annoyed.
It was annoying enough to find out they’d pulled all of the EC books out of romance and stuck them in the wasteland of Erotica. Which they’re not. But they put Forever Again there! Yes, that’s right. My traditional romance with no sexual content has been pulled from Romance and stuck in Erotica. As they say in my favorite beer commercials: BRILL-YUNT! And interestingly enough, Forever Again was the only Samhain book moved. The others all remain in the romance section, with NCP and Loose-ID and Brava and whatnot.
This annoys me for two reasons:
1—I have never, ever seen anybody in the Erotica aisle of my Borders. But one practically has to take a number to get into the romance aisle. I don’t wanna be in the Erotica aisle, thanks.
2—If a reader should happen into the Erotica aisle and should happen to choose my book, guess who’s going to be blamed when it’s not what she thought it was going to be? Me. My name’s on the cover.
And they won’t let me put it back. “Ummm…yeah…we’re working on that.” Working on what? Tanking sales and aggravating readers? Yeah, pisser job, dude.
See Shan. See Shan’s blood pressure skyrocket. See Shan’s head explode.
UPDATE: My mistake was in being a good girl and asking. Next time I’m just going to move them myself.
Still fuming. It bothers me they have so little regard for readers as to not care enough to even have a decent discussion with me about it.