Monday, June 20, 2011
Author Fan Letter Blog Crawl – Lorelei James
I'm happy to be part of this years Author Fan Letter Blog Crawl again. Many thanks to the wonderful Kassa for organizing it. When she announced this second edition of the crawl a couple of weeks ago, I didn’t have to think twice about whom I wanted to write to: it had to be Lorelei James. I'm not only a huge fan of her work, she also got me hooked on a whole new to me genre. Then I saw that Fiction Vixen's Sophia also addressed her fan letter to this author a few days ago. And, only for a short second, I thought about writing my letter to another author, but since I have to make a shocking confession as well, I decided to stick to my original plan.
So, here it goes.
Dear Ms James,
Sophia already spoke eloquently of all the wonderful aspects of your books in her letter to you. And I agree with everything she said. With my whole heart. So, in a way she has made this easy for me. ;)
However, my history with your work is a bit different from hers. In fact, your novel Tied Up, Tied Down was the first erotic romance I ever read. When I was visiting New York two years ago and walked into a bookstore I saw your book on display in such a way that I couldn't help notice it: full frontal so to speak. Coming from where I'm from (the Netherlands, Europe) I wasn't used to seeing this sort of books so publicly displayed. I liked the cover a lot and the blurb made me curious so I bought the book on an impulse. It was the beginning of my discovery of this genre of which I had no idea it existed!
And it was the beginning of my fascination with the McKay boys; those sexy, controlling cowboys and their likable girls (and occasional boy). Because once I got home again, I immediately started googling your name and found out about the rest of the Rough Riders series and your other books, which I bought all as ebooks and read on my computer, with read ears, I might add.
Every single one of your characters feels like a real person; they know how to move me, entertain me, fascinate me and make me laugh, and your heroes never fail to make my heart beat faster and my other parts tingle. Because, wow, are they hot!
Your plots never become repetitive, no matter how many cowboys found their sweet and hot happily ever afters already. Each plot is original and entertaining me from the first to the last page. Your books make me forget the world around me for a sweet few hours. And that’s why I keep auto-buying your books, in fact I’m jonesing for every new release.
All the more sad *and ashamed* I am to tell you what I did with the paperback I bought at that bookstore in New York... I finished reading it during that one week I stayed in NYC (I even might have read it more than once *ahem*) and by the time I was about to fly home I started panicking about going through customs and having to pull an erotic novel out of my bags... In my defense it was my first erotic romance ever, and with a cover like that it was bound to be noticed... so I decided to leave the book in NY... but I didn't dare to leave it in my hotel room or in any other public place, so… I dropped it in a bin at the subway station. *trying to hide my red cheeks*
Therefore I like to end my letter to you with a heartfelt apology. I'm so sorry for treating Kade and Skylar's story this way, even though I tried to make it up by buying their book as an ebook later. Still, it's something I regret until this day. Especially because I became such a huge fan of your work since then. I hope you can forgive me one day.
Yesterday's fan letter is written by EH from EH on Books and More, you can read why she's a fan of authors Stormy Glenn and Carol Lynne here. Tomorrow it's Stacy’s turn. Don't forget to check out her letter at Stacy’s Place On Earth. The rest of the schedule can be found here.