Thank you Kassa for tagging me in our little "around the blogosphere" tribute to some of our favourite authors. I am tagging Amy at the My Friend Amy blog and I hope that all of you will continue to follow the trail of breadcrumbs as we avid readers take the time this month to thank those authors who have touched our lives in some way and reinforced our passion for reading. You can also click on the button on the side bar which will take you to the list of blogs in the order we are following.
I wanted to take this opportunity to let you know (very publicly it would seem) that I am a big fan and have been enjoying your writing since the very beginning of my discovery of the m/m genre (September 2008). In fact, in checking back to my old files, you were the very first author whose work I bought and read when I started dipping my toe into the pool.
In my flitting around the Internet, someone mentioned Loose Id and I decided to check it out. While perusing the site I came across your book Rush in the Dark. The story-line appealed to me (probably since there was a cowboy in there :-) and I took the plunge and bought my first m/m romance. (Yes, I know, I bought it out of order but I was young and naive back then.)
You had me hooked from the start. Wow. I was in love with Brian, wanted to slap Rush and was cheering for them to work it all out. The very next book I snatched up six days later was Soul Bonds and Sammi captured my heart. I always say I am so lucky that I chose you as my first try at m/m romance. I have read some books since, that if they had been my first might have meant the end of my involvement in the genre. Instead I got a great story, with wonderful characters and yes, steamy smexin'.
So thank you for ushering me into my love of m/m with grace and hot menz, and you remain one of my favourite authors. I know if I'm in the mood to shed some tears I just have to pull out Edward, Unconditionally and read about Edward and Winston or his Grandma and I can get my sniffle on. Your recent books set in New Orleans have exposed me to a world that I've only seen on TV and you've put a human face on the people who've had to deal with the aftermath of Katrina.
I want to offer my continued support in your writing and I look forward to your new books coming in the m/m genre.
*For those of you interested in more of Lynn's work, if you click on the letter addressed to Lynn in the top picture it will take you to her website where all of her books are listed and how you can purchase them. I hope for those of you unfamiliar with her work you will give one a try (she also writes m/f for some of us in this exercise who prefer that genre) and, no, I can not recommend just one, however unlike me, pick the first in the series if you go that route. LOL