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Just One Bite: Part One is FREE!!!

Times needed to change, desperately! I’ve recently started working outside the home again part-time, and it’s cut my writing time down. Sales dropped, everything changed, and it was practically an overnight thing. So I decided to make some changes- I pulled all of the Just One Bite series back to Amazon, and I’m running free days! 

I decided to kick off with a bang, and put Just One Bite: Part One free first. This book contains the first two novellas in the Just One Bite series- Love Bite and Bitten By Regret. This set sells for $3.99 and it’s FREE until June 13th. Two books for free for three days! Download your copy, and don’t forget to share the links so your friends can download as well! 

http://www.amazon.com/dp/B0090D4CJS/ref=tsm_1_fb_lk

http://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B0090D4CJS/ref=tsm_1_fb_lk

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Some quick updates…

Hi, all! Thought I’d update you on some happenings… For starters, I have an online store now filled with Just One Bite merchandise- 22 items so far, and half of them are customizable.

http://www.zazzle.com/kayglassauthor

Now, to access the store, the content is marked mature. When you click the link, the left-hand side has an option that says content fliter. You must set it to off, which requires entering your birthday. Then voila! There’s all 22 items for sale, including items featuring the cover for Bite of Envy, the upcoming 4th story in the series!

Also, I’ll be back to work on Taste of Grief today. 2-3 more chapters and the story will be told. I’ll have it turned over to my beta readers by July 7th, and ready to publish July 14th. Check for listings on July 15th- it’ll be available for purchase!

I’m also looking forward to finishing another side project which I’ll give details about as soon as I’m free to talk about it.

And coming soon, the Strange Curses series! This is a tale that’s been rattling around in my fevered brain for a few weeks now, and I look forward to writing it to share with you all.

Have a wonderful day, everyone!

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Autographed copies of Love Bite and Bitten By Regret Now Available!

Good morning, everyone! As you may or may not know, I have Love Bite and Bitten By Regret published in paperback format for $6.95 a copy. Well, now I’m offering a deal of my own!

I’m selling signed paperback copies of Love Bite and Bitten By Regret for only $10 a copy for US customers, and $15 for international customers. This includes shipping and handling, so no extra charge!

If you’re interested, you need only complete two simple steps!

1- Send a payment through Paypal for $10 a copy or $15 a copy to kglassauthor@yahoo.com

2- Send me an email to that same address letting me know what you purchased and the address you wish them to be mailed to. Include the name that the books should be made out to, please!

If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to email me at kglassauthor@yahoo.com.

Have a great day everyone, and happy reading!

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Who Doesn’t Love Swag???

I’m currently participating in my very first giveaway- a SIGNED paperback of Love Bite is up for grabs, along with a ton of other wonderful prizes, all sponsored by the amaing My Home Away From Home page on Facebook- http://www.facebook.com/#!/MHAFH. Go give them a “like” and click on the link below to enter the Summer Swag giveaway!

http://officialmhafh.blogspot.com/2012/06/summer-swaggin-giveaway.html

And for those interested who don’t want to deal with contests and the like, Love Bite and Bitten By Regret are only $6.95 a copy on Amazon and CreateSpace. Or email me for an autographed copy- $10 for each signed paperback, and that includes shipping and handling! kglassauthor@yahoo.com: email for more details.

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Good Morning All!

I know I’ve been fairly quiet lately. Rest assured- that’s a good thing! I’ve been hard at work on Taste of Grief- third in the Just One Bite series. The book is really humming along at a nice pace at the moment. About 15,000 words so far, I’m ahead of schedule for its release. I plan to have it completed and published by July 15th.

I am also working hard on a side project for my Kendra Glenn pen name. My third erotic short story will also be completed and published by the end of July. It’s called Teach Me, My Love. A historical romance writer is about to be dropped by her publishing house unless she finds something new and exciting. with the explosion of the erotica market, she decides to try her hand at erotic fiction. The problem? She doesn’t know very much about it, so she enlists her husband’s help. He helps her with her research, strengthening her career and their marriage. Look for Teach Me, My Love by the end of July. And just to be a good sport and make up for my failure to update, here at the 2 covers for my current projects! Enjoy!

Teach Me, My Love- coming July 31st!

 

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Bitten By Regret Goes Free!

Free For The First Time!

Bitten By Regret, the second novel in my Just One Bite series, goes free for the first time tomorrow, 5/1. It will only be free for one day at this time, but I’m very excited and wanted to share the news.

Love Bite was free last week and I’m overwhelmed by the success of the promotion. It reached #777 in the free Kindle book downloads, and #8 on the Horror/Occult section. I’m so grateful by how many people supported me in my endeavors. For those who download Bitten By Regret tomorrow: thank you so very much, and I hope you enjoy it as much as I enjoyed writing it!

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Bitten By Regret

I also wished to share with you the first chapter of Bitten By Regret. This is the second novel in the Just One Bite series, also available for only $3.99 on Amazon.

Chapter One

Diandra Malone sat on the rear deck of her Bethany Beach home with a cup of coffee in hand, much as she did every morning when the weather was nice. It was a typical August day on the beach, and that meant that it was a comfortable 80 degrees at 9 a.m. much to her delight. Enjoying the comforting sunshine, she reclined on the pale blue lounge chair wearing her favorite black sheer robe and a pair of oversized purple rimmed sunglasses.

RaeLynn was in her playpen on the deck with a sippy cup of milk in one hand and a teething biscuit in the other. She was four months old now, and her curly strawberry blonde hair was shoulder length already. A gentle breeze whipped it up and around her face, and she dropped her cup to try and catch the hair as it blew into her eyes, giggling at this newfound game. She caught a fistful and tugged, then let out a little yip of surprise when she learned the hard way that the fistful of fun was actually attached. Diandra looked down at her precious child and once again marveled at how special she was. In some ways just a baby, in others she was so much more.

“Hey, you,” Lizbeth said as she stepped out onto the deck. She was already dressed for the day in a pair of comfortable hip-hugger jeans and a hot pink tank top. Her chestnut colored hair was pulled back in a stubby ponytail, the best she could manage since she kept her hair rigidly at shoulder length. Her face was shiny and clean, free of makeup. Lizzie hated to wear any makeup, even just some lipstick. She wore a light coat of foundation, a touch of blush, and a tinted lip gloss to work, but on the weekends she skipped it altogether.

Lizbeth set her coffee down on the low ivory-colored table in between the two lounge chairs and stretched thoroughly, making sure each part of her body felt loose and easy. Then with a smile she bent down and gave Diandra a long, lingering kiss. “Good morning, love.” RaeLynn made cooing sounds, holding her chubby hands up in the air, opening and closing them in her demand to be picked up. Lizbeth laughed and scooped up the baby, raining kisses all over her chubby pink cheeks. “Good morning to you, too, Princess!” RaeLynn giggled and started making smacking noises with her lips- her own version of giving kisses back.

Lizzie sat down in her lounge chair, a pale rose color, to play her usual morning game of peekaboo with RaeLynn while Diandra looked on fondly. Lizbeth would say, “Peekaboo, baby!” and Rae would giggle and disappear from sight. Lizbeth would then make a pretense of trying to find where the baby had gone, and after a few seconds RaeLynn would drop the veil that protected her, making her visible to the human eye once more. While this little trick had terrified both women in the past, now it was a part of everyday life for them, especially since this gift had helped protect RaeLynn while Diandra had rescued Lizbeth. It was only a month ago but on days like this one it seemed like another lifetime.

After spending some quiet time on the deck, the two women went in to have breakfast. Margaret, the housekeeper who had been with Diandra for the last eight years, had their breakfast ready for them as she did each morning. The woman was truly a wonder in the kitchen, and the never failed to enjoy whatever meal had been placed before them. Since Diandra hadn’t excused herself to go to another room for a bit, Lizzie assumed her lover had already consumed her morning baggie of blood. She normally did so before indulging in coffee so it was a safe assumption. The women shared a breakfast of bacon, French toast, and fresh strawberries while Lizbeth reminisced.

It was hard to believe that it had been nearly a year since she had come into Diandra’s life. This time last year she had been homeless for nearly a month, still struggling to survive each day. She had survived and persevered, and somehow she had made it from that life to this one with barely a stumble. She looked around, taking in her surroundings. Everywhere she looked she saw gleaming wood, glistening glass, and dust-free antiques, all due to Margaret’s loving ministrations. The house didn’t necessarily scream money- it was more like it bore a discreet plaque. It was all very tastefully decorated but, if you had an eye for it, you could spot a large bank account at work.

This was certainly the last place you expected to find a women like her, Lizbeth mused. A year ago she certainly wouldn’t have believed it. At that point she expected she’d be dead before much longer, simply because being a cop and being street-smart were not entirely the same thing. While she’d been a cop for years before being kicked off the force so unceremoniously she had still been rather naïve, still a little girl on her quest to right the wrongs of the world. A little chuckle escaped her at that thought and she shook her head at Diandra’s look of puzzlement.

Lizbeth was so grateful for the twist her life had taken, although she didn’t necessarily like the route she’d taken to get here. Finding a dead body in an alley had led her to the life she never knew she could have. Funny, she would have figured it would’ve been her body dead in an alley if she’d had to survive on the streets much longer. And after last month’s story had hit the news about the drug smuggling case and those involved, a formal apology had been issued to her, making her life worth living again. She’d also been given a year’s salary at the pay rate she had been receiving at the time they threw her off the force, and she had been reinstated in full. Of course, she had already been working as a cop for Alexar Thompson, Bethany Beach’s chief of police, but it was still delightful to finally have her name cleared of all charges. If nothing else, being reinstated in full had given her back a measure of self-worth.

A laugh broke through her concentration. Lizbeth looked up from her musings to find Diandra wiping tears from the corners of her eyes as RaeLynn cheerfully nibbled on the French toast she’d obviously swiped from Lizbeth’s plate while she was lost in thought. She chuckled as well, ruffling the baby’s hair, all deep thoughts gone in a massive uprising of love for the two females in her life. It didn’t get much better than this.

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April 15, 2012 · 4:59 PM

After-Publishing Blues

So I finished my second novel two days ago, and I published yesterday… Now what? Do I travel the same road as I did with Love Bite? After I published my first book I started the second within a few days. I was irritable, depressed, not nearly as excited by sales as I should have been- until I started my second book. Once I started Bitten By Regret I used each of my sales to encourage me to write more, write faster, write better. I truly think Bitten came out better for it.

Then again, I do have plenty to keep me busy right now. There’s always housework, and I have family coming to stay with me in a week or so. I have a bedroom to scrub down (walls included), the walls need to be painted, and the carpet needs to be vacuumed and steam cleaned. In addition there’s a small mountain of laundry that could probably stand a good washing. Oh, and a short story that needs completing. And the third book to start on…. Yes, the list goes on and on.

So tonight I’ll wallow in the after-publishing blues. Tomorrow I’ve got quite a lot of work to do! I guess I’d better get started…

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Relaxation? Ha! NEVER!

It's true! It's finished!

Yes indeed, it’s done- wrapped, completed, and live on Amazon. I busted my tail and managed to complete this book in only 6 weeks or so. Yes, this is a very short time frame but I treat my writing like a full-time job and I put in my hours through the week. Between my efforts and those on the part of my wonderful editor, we managed to get Bitten By Regret edited, formatted and published in only 6 weeks!

***Available here: http://www.amazon.com/Bitten-Regret-Just-Bite-ebook/dp/B007TEXFYS/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1334234068&sr=8-1 ***

For those who pick up a copy, thank you very much. I truly hope the effort I put into it pleases you as much as it pleased me. I loved the way this one flowed from the beginning, and I’m excited to share it with you all. Upon completion, I’d greatly appreciate some feedback on it! I love reviews, and I love honesty.

I do have rules for how I personally write a review and I’d like to share them with you.

1- If I cannot finish the book I usually do not review it at all. Some of you may not know that too few reviews hurt just as much as nasty ones. My exception to that is poorly edited works: if there’s little or no punctuation, if there’s extra punctuation where it need not be, and the words are misspelled and just wrong, I will leave a gently worded review letting the author know that they may want to correct their efforts and repost at a later date. This warns readers of potential problems, but it also let’s the author know. Maybe they uploaded a rough draft and not a finished copy- I have seen that happen!

2- Whether I like the book or dislike it after reading it, when I write my review I make it clear how I felt. I don’t just write, “This is wonderful! I can’t wait to read more!” I let them know exactly what worked and what didn’t and (most importantly) WHY!!!

3- If I have nothing at all positive to say, I follow my mother’s rule: I choose to say nothing at all. My reviews are always honest and they let the author know exactly where they went wrong or right. This helps more than you know: who knows, your feedback could change the path of their next work.

In any case, these are tips that work for me. I hope they help you, and that they come in handy the next time you post a review. Remember, good or bad, someone worked hard on what you’re reviewing. They deserve respect for their efforts, just as you deserve respect for your opinion. If you don’t like something, remember someone else might. If you love it, someone else may hate it. Review accordingly!

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Dangerous Distractions

This is a lesson I’ve had to deal with these last few days and I wanted to share.

I posted on my Facebook page on Friday that although I was taking the weekend off from writing, I had 2, maybe 3, more chapters before Bitten By Regret would be finished. I worked like a fiend last week and the writing flowed out of me like it never has before.

It pained me, oh boy did it ever, but I packed up the laptop and took the weekend off to spend the holiday with some of my family. We had a wonderful weekend, and I desperately looked forward to completing the book Monday. I could do it- I knew I would. After all, the only thing I wanted the whole weekend was to finish.

Fast forward to Monday: we’re back home and the animals TRASHED the house while we were gone. Oh, and I’d been stuck to my laptop the week before so I was behind in the laundry, too. So Monday morning here I was- instead of working to finish the book I got 3 loads of laundry done, vacuumed my home, and spent hours steam-cleaning. Oh, and there was dishes to be done, and the pets needed taking care of. I also hadn’t grocery shopped yet, and I had to put dinner together. Before I knew it I was exhausted, the day was over, and I hadn’t written a word. *sigh*

So now it’s Tuesday and I’m revved up. I will finish the book today! But then the phone rang and my family needs help. Then I had to get a room cleaned up so some of my family can stay with us a bit. Then we got some bad news about another member of the family. The phone rang nonstop, and I spent the day cleaning once again. The day ended with me angry and near tears because the house still looked a wreck after all the cleaning I did. And I barely got any writing done. *sighs harder*

So today I say this: the ringer on my phone will be off. Phone? What phone? I’ll return calls when I come up for air, but Bitten By Regret WILL get finished today. My sanity depends on it!

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