Monthly Archives: July 2012

Blogger Book Fair

It’s official! The Blogger Book Fair is underway! Head over to the host blog, Paranormal Lounge, run by the incredible Kayla Curry, for more info! See what authors are participating, who has giveaways, free books, and promos going, and don’t forget to vote for favorites!

http://paranormallounge.blogspot.com/p/alls-fair-in-blogs-and-more-2012.html

Voting, you ask? Why yes! Shut Up And Read is hosting a contest for Reader’s Choice Awards! Table of Blood and Heaven Can Be Hell are in the short story category, and all three of the Just One Bite books are listed in the Paranormal Romance category! Go vote for your favorites today, and share the love with friends and fellow readers!

http://shutupandreadgroup.blogspot.com/2012/07/blogger-book-fair-readers-choice-awards.html

 

And don’t forget, if you haven’t read any of the Just One Bite series, the first book is only $0.99! Download your copy today, and go vote!

 

http://www.amazon.com/Love-Bite-Just-One-ebook/dp/B007FL4WOM/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1330799109&sr=8-1

 

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The Good, The Bad, and The Ehh… Book Reviews 7/23

I have nothing bad to say about what I’ve read this week. Spotlighted this week are Kinley Grey and Eva Marie Paulliere. I hope you find yourselves downloading- I’m certainly glad that I did.

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Playing To Win, A Forbidden Firsts Story by Kinley Grey- 5 stars

I never thought I’d find myself reading step-sibling erotica, and I certainly never dreamed I’d enjoy it, but I loved this tale.

Carter starts off a bit prudish and inexperienced, but by the end of the weekend she’s well on her way to becoming a pro in more than one department. From her first blow-job, too her first lesbian encounter, to her first sexual act with her adoring and sexy step-sister, this book had me eager to read more. Very sexy, very hot, and very
much looking forward to more from this outstanding author! Yes, some of it was hardcore, some was a bit beyond what would be my comfort zone, but I didn’t find myself disgusted by the tale, merely interested in continuing reading. If you’re a bit squeamish, I wouldn’t pick this up, but if you enjoy well-written erotica, read away!

Amazon US- http://www.amazon.com/Playing-Forbidden-Firsts-Story-ebook/dp/B0083V4RK2/ref=sr_1_1?s=digital-text&ie=UTF8&qid=1343058185&sr=1-1&keywords=kinley+grey

Amazon UK- http://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/product/B0083V4RK2/ref=cm_cr_rev_prod_title

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The Best Breakup EVER! (My Dirty Books) by Eva Marie Paulliere- 5 stars

I received a copy of this story from the author for an unbiased review, and I’m glad I asked to read it. The short erotic tale is one of the best I’ve read in a long time. This is the second in the series, and I’ll be purchasing the first as well. There was great sex, sexual frustration, partner swapping, and lots of laughs and “facepalm” moments, and all in only a few pages. The characters were believable, and well-developed. I could see the book unfolding as I read.
I highly recommend this download to the over 18 set. I’ll be rereading in the future, in addition to downloading the first.
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Two Stories (Two Stories Series) by Eva Marie Paulliere- 5 stars
I downloaded this awhile ago on one of its free days, and I finally had a chance to pick it up and read yesterday. All I can say is I’m sorry I put it off for so long!

The first story is told from the man’s perspective and I was instantly intrigued. Disillusioned, looking for love and not just a roll in the hay, he joins a dating site. He meets the woman of his dreams and get’s the brush-off. “I’ll check my schedule and get back to you” are not words you want to hear after a date. He goes on another and meets Cheryl. Funny, down to earth, she is interesting, but not the woman he wants. Until she throws the challenge flag by wanting to be friends, without benefits.

Story two is told from Cheryl’s perspective, and her story is very similar to Mark’s- but her personal story is deeper and more confusing than one would think. I found myself actually laughing out loud through much of this book (many of Mark’s comments are ones I’ve heard my husband make in reference to dating) and I spent a lot of time
nodding and agreeing with Tanya’s relationship advice.
A worthy download, and one I will reread again and again. I highly recommend this to any reader who enjoys the duel perspective of the dating scene, and what it truly means to find “The One.”

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An Emotional Affair (Two Stories Series) by Eva Marie Paulliere- 5 stars
I cannot say enough good things about this series. Mark and Cheryl have gone through Hell already, but they’re settled down and playing house- sort of. Almost. They were, at least, until Richard shows up. Now, to understand the importance of Richard, you really must read Two Stories. The “real” Richard shows up, leaving Cheryl wondering if she made a mistake. Meanwhile, Mark meets Mary, his perfect woman, and wonders if he made a mistake. And that’s only the beginning!

This series is completely full of twists and turns that made me stop and wonder, “Did I read that right? How did they reach THAT point?” And I personally enjoy that. But what sticks out to me the most is the messages the book contains. Now, you may not catch them unless you’re looking for them, but they will sink in even if you’re not actively seeking them. Underneath the comedy, the tragedy, the face-palm moments of “Why would they do this?” are genuine advice for couples, or those just seeking a potential partner. You can’t go wrong reading these. I highly recommend them to everyone!

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Versatile Blogger Award

I’ve been nominated as a Versatile Blogger by Annie Johnson. I don’t know who gives out the award or where you might find more information about that, but at the very least, it’s a chance to get to know other bloggers, which is always a good thing. I am new to these chain nominating tagging dealies, but here we go…

Seven things about Kay Glass

1. I have two children- my daughter turns 5 in a few days, and my son turns 11 in September.

2. I married my high school sweetheart. We’ll celebrate out 6th anniversary in November.

3. Since discovering indie authors, I quit reading almost all mainstream books. I still have to read my J.D. Robb books, and I read the House of Night stories by P.C. Cast and Kristen Cast, but other than that I tend to read only indies these days.

4. I read so much as often as I can that I actually keep various books throughout the house to read during various tasks.

5. I can read at least 4 books at once, keep the storylines straight, and not be flustered by it. I think 4 is the most I’ve managed, but only because I read quickly so I can often drop one of the books not long after starting it and move on to the next.

6. I’m inseparable from my books. When I have downtime I’m often reading (usually on my Kindle) but when I’m doing dishes or laundry I generally listen to audible books on my Kindle. I can’t escape books, but then again, I haven’t exactly tried!

7. I’m not a huge TV person, but I have several shows I can’t live without, and I often cry when my shows end. I was a wreck when they cancelled Unforgettable and A Gifted Man. I can’t be without my Grey’s Anatomy (It took the place of E.R. which I grew up on). I love all of Gordon Ramsay’s shows- Hell’s Kitchen, MasterChef, and Kitchen Nightmares. I also watch Falling Skies and Dallas, and current and rerun episodes of NCIS. I’m not sure how I manage to make time for it, but I do!

Blogs that I think are Versatile and/or Awesome and would like to nominate should there be an actual award:

“The Light-Bearer Series” Novelist, Emily Guido

Solitaire Parke

Lightningpen’s Blog

Dianna Hardy, Fantasy Author

ellis nelson/ children’s author

clotildajamcracker

Nicola Kirk

F is forr…

Rules to follow when you are nominated.
■ Thank the person who gave you this award. That’s common courtesy.

■ Include a link to their blog. That’s also common courtesy
■ Next, select 15 blogs/bloggers that you’ve recently discovered or follow regularly.
■ Nominate those 15 bloggers for the Versatile Blogger Award
■ Finally, tell the person who nominated you 7 things about yourself.
■Let your nominees know – Link to their latest post on their blog. It’ll send them a pingback, which will let them know about your post.

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Taste of Grief is now available on Amazon!

For those who’ve been following along, Taste of Grief is the third installment in the Just One Bite series, and now it’s available for download to your Kindle or Kindle app!

Here’s the description:

Diandra and Lizbeth are back, and this time things are very different. Cocaine overdose victims are turning up in Bethany Beach and Lizbeth and Alexar are busy trying to clean it up. But when a surprising twist turns the case upside down, Lizbeth may have to compromise all she holds dear to make things right.

District Attorney Giles Carson has plans for Lizbeth, as well. He’s not done with her, and he’s not forgiven her for ruining his clandestine efforts. Now a death threat hangs over her head and Diandra won’t just stand aside and let someone come between her and the woman she loves.

The more things change, the more they stay the same- until they change again with just another bite.

http://www.amazon.com/Taste-Grief-Just-Bite-ebook/dp/B008LBL6M6/ref=sr_1_1?s=digital-text&ie=UTF8&qid=1342305445&sr=1-1&keywords=taste+of+grief

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Book Reviews: 7/10- The Good, The Bad, and the Ehhh….

Save My Soul by K.S. Haigwood- 5 stars

Redemption is often hard to come by, and this story is no exception. The difference? Redemption has a time limit of one week. Kendra should be dead- in fact, she was. If she wants to survive the week with her soul intact, she must lead her savior back to God- and that’s no easy task. A tragedy caused him to turn his back on God when he was only thirteen, and not even for love does he want to embrace faith once more.

With a lovable cast of characters- like Rhyan, Kendra’s guardian angel, and Hercules, her guard dog- I was left wanting more. The twists and turns throughout the tale kept me riveted, the story was edited and formatted beautifully, and not once was I thrown out of the reading by something that didn’t make sense. I highly recommend this tale to anyone and everyone- 5 stars.

Amazon US: http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B007LB76A8/ref=cm_cr_thx_view

Amazon UK: http://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/product/B007LB76A8/ref=cm_cr_thx_view

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Reapers (The Druid Breeders Trilogy #1), by Marata Eros- 4 stars

This tale was well-written. There were a few editing errors, but in general the story flowed nicely with no major problems. I won’t say I loved it, but that’s a personal preference, not any mark against the writer. I have issues with rape scenes, and these were rather explicit, but if you read the disclaimers you know that going in.

I did enjoy the storyline- a woman with a unique, much-desired blood line is sought after by two opposing signs to become a breeder- whether she wants to or not. She was a strong character, very sure of her own mind, even while clouded by lust. It becomes a matter of choosing the lesser of two evils- except she doesn’t get a choice. It’s about survival, and adaptation, and living a life far beyond what she ever dreamed it would be.

If you can get past the rape and the rest, it’s a very good tale. If you cannot handle dark erotica, I don’t recommend picking this up, but if you can, go for it. It’s a worthy read.

Amazon US: http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B005MGFJ4Y/ref=cm_cr_thx_view

Amazon UK: http://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/product/B005MGFJ4Y/ref=cm_cr_thx_view

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The Witching Pen (The Witching Pen Novellas), by Dianna Hardy- 4 stars

Life is hard when you love someone but cannot act on it. Elena knows she can’t- she’s in love with her roommate, he’s in love with her, but they cannot be together. Years ago her mother told her she’d lose her powers to whatever man she gave herself to, and she’s determined not to- not because she wants her power to remain her own, but simply because to she’d hate to burden someone with them. She loves Karl too much for that, and struggles to keep him at bay.

The problem? Everything she’s ever been told was a lie, and sadly it leads to unexpected and potentially deadly consequences. Nearly every character in this series is lovable in their own way, and the ones that aren’t? Well, I found myself rooting for swift justice. Bittersweet, this story left me wanting more. Lucky for me, there’s more available!

Amazon US: http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B005EZHVRQ/ref=cm_cr_thx_view

Amazon UK: http://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/product/B005EZHVRQ/ref=cm_cr_thx_view

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His Gift, by Gillian Colbert- 5 stars

A short, powerful tale of love, trust, and dominance. On their one year anniversary, Owen, Maurina’s Master, plans a surprise she’ll never forget. He’s determined to fulfill every fantasy, both spoken and unspoken. A blindfold awaits her, and that’s merely the beginning. He takes her through her first threesome, determined she’ll experience everything she’s ever dreamed of.

Owen is the perfect Master. He seeks happiness and comfort for his submissive, and does so very well. A strong woman during the day, when it’s playtime she can drop the dominant personality and relax into someone else’s control. The underlying theme of this tale, when all is said and done, is not dominance and submission, it’s not sex or threesomes- it’s love. That’s what I took away from this tale, and I loved it. I’ll be looking for more from this author. 18+ please as this is an adult erotic story.

***SPECIAL NOTE*** This story is free at the time of this post.

Amazon US: http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0054GYBWI/ref=cm_cr_thx_view

Amazon UK: http://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/product/B0054GYBWI/ref=cm_cr_thx_view

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Cowboy Moon (Lupine Moon), by Cait Lavender- 5 stars

I enjoyed this tale of two cowboys meeting their mates. While the ending was abrupt, it’s called a cliffhanger- it’s to make you want to purchase the next in the series to learn more, and for me it succeeded. I want more. Hunter pretends to be a cowboy, but he’s more than that- he’s a werewolf. And at the bar one night he meets his match- literally. Tammie is his mate, and his best friend mates with her best friend. The danger? The vamps want her, too, and a turf war breaks out. I loved the twists of a cowboy wolf going up against vamps in a territory not his own, and I intend to read more from this author.

Amazon US: http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B007AWTN4K/ref=cm_cr_thx_view

Amazon UK: http://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/product/B007AWTN4K/ref=cm_cr_thx_view

All of my reviews are available on Amazon US, Amazon UK, Goodreads, and here on my blog.

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Want To Win?

Want to win one?

Yes, the cover may be different, but the story is the same inside. Now I’m giving away a signed paperback copy, and I’m finally revealing how!

Here’s all you need to do to enter. Simply send me an email! Easy, right? Send me an email to kayglassauthor (at) yahoo (dot) com and put LOVE BITE GIVEAWAY in the subject heading. The winner will be chosen at random and contacted on July 15th- the same day as the release of the third book in the Just One Bite series, Taste of Grief!

Don’t forget to send me an email, and stay tuned for more chances to win!

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Book Reviews- The Good, The Bad, and The Ehhhh….

Trying something a little different here. I do tons of read and reviews- I aim for 5 a week, depending on the length of what I’ve read- and I always post the reviews to Amazon and Goodreads. Since I have quite a few followers on here, and I assume many of you like to read, I thought I’d post reviews here as well.

Tapestry, by Solitaire Parke- 5 stars

I love poetry, but some of what you come across may be dry, boring, or just poorly written. Not so with Tapestry. The author’s heart poured out with the poetry, and I often found myself saying, “I’ll just read one more” and then continuing. I tried hard to choose a favorite poem to spotlight, but there were just too many that pulled at something inside me and I found myself savoring each word.

This author’s work has been likened to Edgar Allen Poe and William Shakespeare, and I can see why. Classics are read to this day for a reason, and I wouldn’t be surprised to someday see this book listed with the great minds of the past. This is destined to be a classic as well. I gave this 5 stars, and it earned every one of them.

Amazon US- http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B008DJB5L8/ref=cm_cr_thx_view

Amazon UK- http://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/product/B008DJB5L8/ref=cm_cr_thx_view

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Hunter’s Blood (Hunter’s Blood series) by Rue Volley- 5 stars

This story was an interesting little tease. Sex, blood, violence, death- there was nothing this tale didn’t have. At times I found myself a bit confused as it jumped from present to past and back again, but a slower read-through made the tale more clear to me. The history between the two main characters amazed and amused me, and I definitely found myself looking for more. I will be reading further in this series to find out more about all the characters- how they came to be and why. The main theme? Innocence lost. That’s what this story screamed to me. Nicely done- 5 stars.

Amazon US- http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B008BP8YVS/ref=cm_cr_thx_view

Amazon UK- http://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/product/B008BP8YVS/ref=cm_cr_thx_view

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Master Jax, by Bekkah Jordan- 3 stars

This author has a way with words, but I often find myself lost in the story line- and sadly, not in a good way. The budding relationship between Kelly and her dom, Jax, often left me pondering. The main theme to this one was punishment- Kelly leaves Jax’s bed without so much as a goodbye, and that’s a big no-no. She’s to receive ten smacks with the object of his choice for her faux pas. The dilemma? She’s just been offered a co-anchor job where she’ll be reporting the news in the nude, and is afraid to lose her chance at this job because of a reddened and welted rear end.

I like my erotica with a bit more realism, and this just left me reeling, dissatisfied. Sure, it was sexy, but just not to my taste. If you don’t mind a bit of fantasy with your eroticism, then check this out. If you like more realism, this may not quite be the tale for you.An erotic story- 18+ please.

Amazon US- http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0088PBDKK/ref=cm_cr_thx_view

Amazon UK- http://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/product/B0088PBDKK/ref=cm_cr_thx_view

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The Unexpected Dom #1- Jennifer’s Revenge (BDSM Erotica) by Meghan Boehners- 4 stars

Jennifer’s husband, Declan, has been treating her poorly, and he’s about to pay for his mistakes. Somewhere on the ascending path of his personal star, he decided Jennifer wasn’t enough, and she’s tired of being treated shabbily. She decides she needs a makeover- not just her appearance, but her personality. She becomes the ultimate domme, submitting him to humiliation and unfulfilled lust. Little does she know at the time of her decision that that’s exactly what he’s been seeking. Tired of being in charge at work, he seeks someone else to take control during his off-hours. Since Jennifer hadn’t been meeting that need, he turned to someone else for it. Now he has a wife that gives him what he needs, and things stand a chance to improve, if only she can overcome the years of torment and self-doubt.

A well-done story, but I could do without the humiliation dialogue. That’s a personal preference- derogatory words during sex play don’t sit well with me, and kill my mood quickly. Other than that, I enjoyed what I read and look forward to more. This is an erotic story- 18+ please.

Amazon US- http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B008A3JUPU/ref=cm_cr_thx_view

Amazon UK- http://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/product/B008A3JUPU/ref=cm_cr_thx_view

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Zombie Candy (Annie Ogden Mystery 2) by Frederick Lee Brooke- 4 stars

Candace’s husband, Larry, has been treating her poorly for some time now. He’s been hiding something from her, and she finally knows what it is- he’s been having an affair. She hires her friend, Annie, to track down more information, only to find out he’s been cheating on her for a lot longer than she knew. Like, years- since before they were married. Even as far back as when she fell in love in Italy while he was still a drunken frat boy.

So she plans revenge- for starters, she works to make herself gorgeous. She goes on a crash diet to remove as much excess weight as possible. Then she, with the help of Annie and Annie’s investigator teacher, starts planning little mishaps. When he goes to cheat on her with someone, it backfires- everything from an STD scare to losing his job! He develops an unlikely friend and ally in Roberta, a pre-surgery male who wants to be a woman.

Then comes the ultimate revenge- and that’s where the author really lost me. It was great- funny, well thought out, well developed, but totally and completely unbelievable. Overall, I loved the story, but it all got a bit out of hand.

Amazon US- http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00819Q254/ref=cm_cr_thx_view

Amazon UK- http://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/product/B00819Q254/ref=cm_cr_thx_view

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