Kassa (sorry, I don't know your blog addy...for shame!) had this awesome suggestion to write a "letter" addressed to our favorite author. She thought (and I agree) that it would be nice to show authors we love our appreciation. Mine is going to be a little different because...well, because it is. :) Instead of favorite author (because, let's be honest here...I love WAY too many authors), I'm going to thank certain authors for certain books. Enjoy! Or not. Heh.
Dear Lisa Kleypas, LaVyrle Spencer, Deidre Knight, Nalini Singh, Katie Allen, and I'm sure I'll think of more as I go along,
I'm writing this letter to you, not as a crazy fangirl, but as a true lover of the written word. Each of you has written a book that's smacked me sideways in some way, shape or form.
Blue-Eyed Devil and Secrets of a Summer's Night are two of my all-time favorite books. I've read them over and over and over again and every time I pick up something new. In BED, the relationship between Haven and Hardy just rips my heart out and then puts it all back together again. In SoaSN...*sigh* Simon Hunt. To me he is the epitome of yum. Sexy, dark, brooding, sweet, sensitive, everything a man needs to be and more. The boots? Oh, yeah, you got me good on that one. :)
If I could give you any idea just how much I love the book Years, well, it's kind of ridiculous. I read that book the first time when I was 12 and I have read it at least once a year every year since then (that'll be 22 years in a couple of months). Teddy and Linnea...sheesh, I can't even think of what to say. All I know is that Years is THE book for me. Hands down.
What can I say about Butterfly Tattoo? In all honesty, I don't think I'll ever be able to read it again. It was one of the hardest reads I've ever had in my life and yet it is also one of the most beautiful books I've ever read. I've never read a book that's hit me so hard emotionally since then. All I know is that I'm so glad you were given the opportunity to get it out there for the world to see. It's something I think every body should read at least once. It'd probably bust their heads right open, but in the end it'd be worth it.
If ever there was an author I'd totally fan-girl squeal over, it'd be you. :) I love your books. I think that about says it, right? :D
Breaking the Silence is one of my favorite books. Love it! :)
And for all of the other authors out there I didn't mention, but I still love, keep up the good work...please? Thank you!
A Definite Fan-Girl/Reader/Writer/Fan...wait, I said that already