Awesome Author & Fantastic Books
I First fell in love with the work of Z Allora when the wonderful Kris Jacen, of MLRPress shared with us a snippet of an up and coming new author. I was lucky enough to win her book The Dark Angels: With Wings at Ethan Day's - GAY DAY not long afterwards, and I can tell you I have read it so many time since then I can honestly class the boys in the band as family.
I think the way these books are written are just suck you in, and makes you want to cheer along in the happy times and grab the tissues and offer your arms to hold them in the sad times. So often in this book I wanted to reach through the pages and offer them all my support and love - That is what made this a great book for me.
Since then I have left some reviews telling people how much I love this book, and I may have harassed poor Kris a time or two asking when the next one was coming. One day I clicked into my emails and I actually had a message from the author... after I finished jumping around the room dancing like a maniac with excitement.; I calmed down and answered Z... I was still in shock that Z Allora had messaged me (I may have rung my daughter and husband letting them know that I was snoopy dancing over this - it was the kind of excitement where you nearly pee yourself.)
Since then Z and I have been corresponding and are fast becoming friends which to me is the best part in all of this. I have always enjoyed making new friends and I know that Z and I will stay in contact... It is great having someone who I really admire that I can share ideas with and ask advice.