Author Fan Letter Blog Crawl: Dear Larissa Ione

A big thank you to Kassa for extending an invite to join the Author Fan Letter Blog Crawl again this year. It’s been inspiring for someone who has been a faltering blogger to follow along and read all the well crafted letters to authors whose work has become special to each of us for a variety of reasons. This year’s Blog Crawl is significant for me not only because it allows me to express my admiration and love of the work penned by an author I respect, it’s also jump started my enthusiasm for blogging again. I have to admit to feeling a little intimidated after reading all the exceptional letters published thus far but here goes!

Dear Larissa:

In 2008, when I first ventured into the realm of online discussion about books I chatted with a fellow romance reader through the loop. We shared a commonality in that we both enjoyed paranormal romance and she led me to a book called Pleasure Unbound. I read Eidolon and Tayla’s story non-stop and have to admit to being gobsmacked. We all have sub genres in romance that resonate more to our individual reading tastes than others. One of mine is dark erotic paranormal romance that doesn’t spare the graphic gritty details in a fast paced, action packed narrative. You not only set bar in the genre for me, but have maintained and surpassed it with each novel as you continue to develop and expand your Demonica world. The passionate and conflicted romances that you plot for heroes and heroines who have often lead long, tortured lives always leave me breathless. Many readers talk about a series that is their crack when discussing connected stories penned by favorite authors. My crack is the Demonica novels penned by Larissa Ione. Each time I finish one of your novels I’m left panting for the next story, we now have the Lords of Deliverance, and I can’t wait to see where you take the horsemen next!

PhotobucketYou have always made a point of engaging your readers who post reviews and share comments about your work online. After reading Pleasure Unbound and “chatting” with you at the Amazon forum I found your website and linked with a Yahoo Readers Group you frequent. It was through this venue that I discovered blogging and created closetreader. Blogging has been an enriching experience that allowed me to connect with some amazing and intelligent people from all over the world. So you see Larissa, your novels have not only enriched my reading life you were instrumental in introducing me to a worldwide community of people who share a passion for romance novels, no matter what the genre. Further, through you I learned of the work of authors Jaci Burton, Beth Kery, Stephanie Tyler, Lara Adrian and most recently Virna De Paul. Their books all share special places on my keeper shelf.

Lastly, thank you for your friendship over the past 3 years and I am so looking forward to meeting you in New York next week! I am and will remain your devoted fan. 😉

Warmest Regards

Yesterday’s Author Fan Letter was posted by Stacy at:

Tomorrow Kaetrin at: will be posting her letter!


18 thoughts on “Author Fan Letter Blog Crawl: Dear Larissa Ione

  1. Mary G

    Hi Lea
    What a lovely letter. I’m so excited that you’ll finally get to meet Larissa. She’s a sweetheart. I had no idea she introduced you to other fave authors. Do you think it’s time I read Larissa’s books? I’ve had them awhile LOL.

  2. Kassa

    What a lovely letter! I’ve yet to read any of Larissa’s books but I keep hearing her name tossed about with great accolades. Your letter highlights exactly why this is. It’s even better that you discovered other authors.

  3. Kaetrin

    I’m a fairly new Larissa Ione reader, but I have to agree that the Demonica series dark, sexy and good. I’m even more keen to try the Sydney Croft series now.

    1. Lea Post author

      Hi Kaetrin:

      Thank you so much for your note! I love the Sydney Croft novels, they are a blend of paranormal romance and military / spy thriller. 😉

      Looking forward to reading your letter!

  4. Larissa Ione

    Aw, Lea…this is just so…awesome. I’ve already told you this, but I feel so blessed to know you — you’ve become a great friend, and I’m glad I’ve been able to connect you with so many wonderful people. ((((hugs))))

  5. Patti (Book Addict)

    I had no idea it was through Larissa Ione (in a roundabout way) that you started blogging (I liked her before but I like her even more for that). It’s funny – I was telling someone else yesterday I don’t care for books about demons – except for Larissa Ione’s books, which rock!! Great letter and how awesome is it that you’ll get to meet her soon!

    1. Lea Post author

      Hi Patti!

      Thank you for your nice note. And, yes I am SO excited about next week. It’s been great to connect with everyone again through the blog crawl.

      I’m going to try and stop by Book Addict more often. 😉

  6. orannia

    Wonderful letter Lea. I’m embarrassed to admit that I still haven’t read this series 😦 But it is definitely on my radar, especially after reading your letter. And I’m so glad that you’ll get a chance to meet her! I hope you have a wonderful time!

    1. Lea Post author

      Hi Orianna!

      Thank you for your note! You know I have so many authors I want to read in my enormous TBR pile. Sometimes it’s just overwhelming but eventually I hope to get to them all. What is nice is that with series books – when you start them really late you don’t have to wait for the next story to be published! lol

      Thank you again!

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  8. Hilda

    This is awesome. My first Ione book was Snowbound which I loved so much I almost immediately got Pleasure Unbound. I remember the night I finished Snowbound, I was so inspired, I emailed Larissa. Never thought she would actually answer, and when she did, I must admit, I actually screamed. I’ve had the pleasure of getting to know her since then, she is an amazing writer and person. And will forever be my favorite author and the one who inspired me to not only blog, but to write myself.



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