on January 1st 1970
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Also by this author: Author Anonymous
A TRUE STORY told through the voice of New York Times Bestselling author E.K. Blair. *an intoxicatingly risqué stand-alone book
She’s an author. She’s a mother. She’s a wife. She’s a fraud, a woman marked and bound by her own deceit.
Experience the astounding tale of how Anonymous battled through a year of scandals and betrayals, how her world fell from its axis with a single choice, and how she lost herself between reality and fantasy.
This is a stand-alone true story tangled in lust, heartbreak, and contrition.
Dear E.K Blair
This is a new concept of book reviewing for me, but I felt the need to do something different, therefore I’ve decided to write you a letter.
I’m going to start off by saying you are one incredibly gifted, gutsy lady and I applaud you for writing such an honest, deep, and at times shocking account of the ultimate betrayal.
Reading this felt like diving into that little black book, a sexual diary with no filter and a total disregard of the consequences.
Did I love our Victoria aka Madilyn Kline? No, I didn’t. Like many readers, her betrayal was a bitter pill to swallow and not one I can condone, but what I will say is as a woman I could understand her need of escapism. Victoria is a writer, a weaver of words and a fantasist, to act upon those fantasies and taste the bite of forbidden fruit is not a crime, but a personal choice. That choice came with consequences, such as excitement, pleasure, guilt, lies and ultimately heartbreak. The way you weaved this story into one of sexual obsession was a real page turner and I take my hat off to you for taking the bull by the horns and putting this story out there. This author, whomever she is, was right to trust you with her story. And you know what, even if this is a marketing ploy which many have accused you of, it’s a genius move. Only you know the truth, and girl, hold onto it as tightly as you can.
As for our male counterpart, I could respect his penchant for honesty but I was never really sure what to make of him. His opening conversation of ‘why so secretive’ was ironic in a sense, because that was how I felt about him, he was pretty much a closed book whilst being a killer in the sheets. I can’t say he didn’t intrigue me, because he really did and stone me dead but I saw the appeal, I got it even though I believe she was more invested emotionally. I say emotionally, she lost herself completely and she will be the first to admit that.
Author Anonymous is that book that get tongues wagging and speculation coming from every corner, but from what I can tell the backlash has been unprecedented and completely unjust. This is a story that you had every right to tell, and even though it states this is a true story, it doesn’t mean that every reader has automatically gained a key to unlocking the mystery because that’s not what this story is about. Yes, I admit it won’t be to everyone’s taste, and for many cheating is a hard limit but that’s life. Life isn’t always sunbeams and rainbows, sometimes it’s challenging and hard. Many of us live each day best we can but that doesn’t mean someone or something is going to come along one day and throw you completely off your axis, turning your world upside down – that is what this book represents to me; it is a story of life’s trials and the concept that acting on ‘more’ may not necessarily be better; in this case it was a sure recipe for disaster and heartbreak.
There are no monsters here, just humans.
With utmost respect.
Kelly – Perusing Princesses