WHAT DO I MEAN BY LITERARY?
MY NEWEST RELEASE: Tabula Rasa
I often describe my fiction as “literary” and it often shows up in those categories in retail stores. I feel like a giant moron for not making a page to address this sooner. I think when a lot of people hear the word “literary” some of the associations are not great.
* Bad Storytelling
Obviously these associations are not true for those who enjoy fiction marketed as “literary”, but for those new to that label, that is very often the association. There was a time in my life when that was an association I made as well.
Let me put your mind at ease. That is NOT what I mean by “literary”. When I say “literary”, I mean that while there is a lot of external action (trust me, things happen, crazy-ass dark weird things), my books are about the Mind Fuck. It’s about the intense psychological states of my characters and it’s about bringing readers into that space of feeling that as well.
One of the reasons I think Comfort Food has done so well, is so many readers tell me they felt like they WERE Emily. They felt like they went through everything she did and that they might have developed a bit of Stockholm Syndrome toward this guy as well. It’s that experience that characterizes what I write.
There is also some sense of poetry and rhythm to a lot of the language, but not to the point it gets in the way of the story.
If you’re new to me… welcome… and let me assure you… snobby, dry, boring, bad storytelling are things you will NEVER associate with my work once you’ve tried it.
It would be narcissistic for me to toot my own horn here, so let me let some of my readers toot it for me to sum up the Kitty Thomas Experience: (All of these quotes are taken from Amazon, and you can find them for yourself there if you wish.)
” . . . dark, provocative, and glaringly honest . . .” H. Turley, Reader (Comfort Food)
” . . . the most twisted form of psychological conditioning, I’ve ever read . . . will stick in your brain for days after you read it.” – Kathleen Gresham, Reader (Comfort Food)
“Chillingly Brilliant”, Judith Krain (Comfort Food)
“If you’ve read Kitty’s books before you know that they aren’t generally “romance” where you get a Happily Ever After (HEA,) but they can include moments that seem tender. You’re guaranteed a zinging plot twist that upends your mental state. This book follows those conventions, and it’s the primary reason Kitty is a one-click author for me.” Elizabeth T. (The Con Artist)
“Not sure how to do this when my brain is still scrambled from the mind f**k I experienced yesterday from this extremely talented and amazing author. I have read every Kitty Thomas book there is and impossible as it seems, this one is even better.” Kathy (The Con Artist)
“This book simply blew me away. I read it in one night. It’s a dark, kinky portrait of obsession—obsession with art, with sex, with power and dominance. There are twists and turns, and psychological depth that goes far beyond the kink (though there’s PLENTY of kink here, of all kinds). It’s Kitty Thomas at her best, and I couldn’t stop reading.” Anna Z. (The Con Artist)
“Perfect Darkness” Nichele (Broken Dolls)
“Not much I can say other than I LOVED THIS BOOK!!!! 2 F**ked up, sad, tortured, dark, twisted, broken souls! Makes for the best read ever! Kitty Thomas has twisted her way into being one of my favorites!!” Crazy4Books (Broken Dolls)
“This book is so damn interesting. As usual, Thomas finds an edge of humanity and just peels it back, bit by bit, exposing everything, clinically and compassionately. I love the experience of reading her books, being simultaneously entertained and judged, challenged to broaden my horizons and warned that some horizons are best left where they are. Broken Dolls is one of her best: powerful, disturbing, incisive.” Amazon Customer (Broken Dolls)
Don’t forget to check out my newest release! Tabula Rasa
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