It is said that the best way to thank an author for writing a book you really liked is to write a good review about it. I've been contemplating doing it but, as always, I like doing things a bit differently. So what I've decided to do is write a fan letter to that author and post it here. Those posts will be called Dear Author and full of love and adoration. They won't be a weekly thing so don't worry about me spamming your readers. Here I go...
Dear Ms Moning
I’m trying to remember where I first found out about your books. It certainly wasn’t on the net where I read about most of the books I buy these days. I think it might have been at a book sale and the only reason I found Bloodfever there was because it was slightly battered and the retailer couldn’t sell it full price as it was. As soon as I picked it up and started reading the back copy, I knew I had a good story in hand. I didn’t even finish reading the back because I realized very quickly that this definitely wasn’t the first in the series. I bought it anyway.
I’m in the middle of Faefever and am extremely frustrated because I can’t get my hands on Dreamfever. Seems none of the bookstores I visit have it in stock. That’s Murphy for you. And before you ask about ordering it online, I don’t like doing it that way. I have my reasons. Worst of all, I have Shadowfever on my shelf, just waiting to be read. It’s the big hardcover copy with the plastic see-through jacket. So pretty, I just want to look at it the whole time. When I saw it for the first time I bought it immediately, instead of waiting for the smaller mass-market version, just because of the cover. I never do that.
I adore your Fever series. The antagonistic relationship between Mac and Barrons keeps me turning the page, anxious to get to their next meeting and I think it’s their encounters that I enjoy most. I appreciate that the storyline isn’t overly complicated but has me wondering at every corner. The story is pretty straightforward and I'm grateful for that. It means I can really throw myself into it. It’s been quite a while since I’ve read something that I had to force myself to put down because I need to sleep, not because I want to. I also make a conscious effort to not take it to work with me. I swear, I won’t get anything done. Today I seriously regret that decision. Work is slow and I’m contemplating asking my colleague to push me around the office on my new chair to try and kill the boredom.
Prepare yourself for a lot of likes.
And that’s why I keep reading and force myself to put the book down at exactly midnight. I’m more invested in the characters than the story. I love Mac and Barrons and will truly be sad when I read the last book in the series.
Thank you for writing such an awesome series.
Your sincerely, and in all the fan-girl glory there is,
Website: Karen Marie Moning