Now I know we’re supposed to do one letter but since this is an m/m blog I wanted to write a letter to an m/m author as well. (I know I know, I changed the rules … sorry! or not .. )
Dear Jordan Castillo Price,
I recently wrote a fan letter to the author of one of my all time favorite series, JD Robb. But I wanted to write a letter to an m/m genre author as well and immediately it popped into my head “JCP is the JD Robb of m/m.” Now, there’s no need to make such a comparison since you stand on your own just fine but it made me laugh some so hopefully you will too.
Your urban fantasy books and series remain some of my beloved favorites. There is an edgy quality to the stories that keep me wondering, always curious what will happen. I like that there is very little safety net and the characters are not always safe by themselves. I may have favorites among stories or characters but they are universally gritty, interesting, and unforgettable. One of the best things is I can pick a book at random and instantly know it’s yours. Your writing is very distinctive and I always know when I’m reading one of your books.
As an urban fantasy buff, I’ve read a lot in the genre. Please know that in a genre defined by standards that exist from one book to the next, your contributions still stand out as unique and different. I adore your way of crafting vivid, eye catching settings without long descriptions. You convey the meaning, texture, taste, and feel of a place with few words and yet it comes across so clear. I pick up your books confident I’ll love what you offer. Your series have unforgettable characters that still nag at me to re-read them.
Like many fans, I am quietly heartbroken when your series ends but respect that nothing lasts forever. It will however exist in an honored place on my shelves to be reached for again and again. There are favorite comfort reads, great re-reads, and then the lauded “keeper” shelf. Your books are on my keeper shelf.
Please head over to Tam @ Tam Reads for the next letter tomorrow!