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Survival Paranoia is FREE through 6/29!

If you haven’t had a chance to grab the second installment in the Survival series, now’s your chance! Survival Paranoia is free through 6/29 on Amazon! 

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No one believed 17-year-old Lorna Stanton when she warned them the zombie apocalypse would come. Zombies weren’t real, they told her, and they locked her away. But now she’s right, and they’re gone. It’s a fight for survival, and Lorna and her boyfriend, Jeff, have been training for this for years. 

The world as she knew it is a thing of the past, but Lorna’s prepared. Now all she’s learned, all she taught herself, is put to the test. In a bid for survival, it’s not only the undead who are a danger… and trusting the wrong person could be the last choice she’ll ever make.

http://www.amazon.com/dp/B00KLCNL8U

http://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B00KLCNL8U

While this is, indeed, the second book in the series, the beautiful thing is, the series does NOT have to be read in order. Each installment features a different main character, and each will pick up at the beginning of the apocalypse. So grab your copy today, and make sure you share with your zombie-loving friends as well! 

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It’s Back!!!!! Survival Instinct, Now on Amazon!

For those who’ve been wondering where it’s gone, Survival Instinct is back on Amazon. New edits, new cover, same great story! So if you missed it the first time, or you loved Survival Paranoia but didn’t know about this one, now’s the perfect time to grab your copy, and tell a friend who loves a good zombie tale! 

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Nadine Chesterfield was a forensic technician when the first body sat up in the middle of an autopsy, changing the world as she knew it. She was engaged and pregnant, and her life was all she’d wished it would be. 

All that changed in the blink of an eye. The government was testing a new vaccine- a cure for the common cold- but it had deadly consequences. 

Now Nadine is on the run, not just from the creatures that were once human but from the military who want to stop her before she can tell the truth. She’ll meet other survivors along the way and learn that instinct is the only thing that can truly keep her alive.

http://www.amazon.com/dp/B00GA96O50 
http://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B00GA96O50

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Bonfire Is Here!

For those who enjoy steamy stories for couples (or even for individuals!) Bonfire is available now on Amazon. As with most of the erotic stories I’ll be publishing, this is only 99 cents! 

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Lara is reluctant to attend a birthday party, but at Nick’s urging, she goes along. Hours later, the liquor has flowed and the mood changes. A birthday party, alcohol, two couples, and endless possibilities for a night to remember… 

 

A short but steamy tale of two couples, friendship, and some very sexy times around a backyard bonfire. This smoking hot tale is one not to be missed, so snatch up your copy today!

US link: http://www.amazon.com/dp/B00KUY24HS/ref=cm_sw_r_fa_dp_A8rLtb0GH32KJ

UK link: http://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B00KUY24HS/ref=cm_sw_r_fa_dp_A8rLtb0GH32KJ

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Reading Rainbow!!!

If you were a child, or had a child, raised between 1983 and 2006, chances are that child grew up with Reading Rainbow. LeVar Burton was the amazing man behind the show, and the host of every single episode. Reading Rainbow taught millions of children the love of reading, and I was one of them. 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rIhbYmO6aks

“Take a look, it’s in a book… Reading Rainbow…” 

So you can imagine my happiness to learn that Reading Rainbow is making a comeback! The goal? To bring the learning to children on their favorite devices- tablets, XBox, Kindle Fire, etc. And more? To bring it to the classroom! 

Reading Rainbow has started a Kickstarter campaign to raise money. Their original goal was $1,000,000. They’ve more than tripled that, and the next goal is $5,000,000. Why $5 million dollars? With that amount, they can bring the Reading Rainbow app to all mobile devices (it’s already available for iPad!), and they’ll give Reading Rainbow to 7,500 schools…. for free! 

This is a cause I wholeheartedly believe in.. and so do thousands of others. But the word needs to reading farther. Right now they’ve reached more than $3.2 million dollars, and there’s still 30 days to go. But that’s not enough! So let’s spread the word… and the love of reading! Help us reach more… share this blog link, or the link posted below. The link below takes you right to the Kickstarter page for more information. And more… donate, donate to this cause. Every dollar helps! And check out the prizes for donating set amounts on the right-hand side of the following link. Help raise money for a wonderful cause- I did!

https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/readingrainbow/bring-reading-rainbow-back-for-every-child-everywh

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Survival Paranoia is Available Now!

You’ve waited so patiently for the second installment of the Survival series, and I greatly appreciate it! But the wait is over. Survival Paranoia is now live on Amazon! 

 

 

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No one believed 17-year-old Lorna Stanton when she warned them the zombie apocalypse would come. Zombies weren’t real, they told her, and they locked her away. But now she’s right, and they’re gone. It’s a fight for survival, and Lorna and her boyfriend, Jeff, have been training for this for years. 

The world as she knew it is a thing of the past, but Lorna’s prepared. Now all she’s learned, all she taught herself, is put to the test. In a bid for survival, it’s not only the undead who are a danger… and trusting the wrong person could be the last choice she’ll ever make.

 

Grab your copy today, and share for your zombie-loving friends as well! 

http://www.amazon.com/dp/B00KLCNL8U

http://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B00KLCNL8U

 

And check out my other available books on Amazon!

http://www.amazon.com/author/kayglass 

 

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Amazon: What You Can Do

I’ve seen the petitions flying around Facebook these days about changing Amazon’s policies on book returns. A lot of authors, disappointed with returns, want the return window changed from 7 days to a mere 24-hours. That is something I disagree with, as both an author and a reader. But that’s not the point of this blog post, and frankly, I couldn’t say it better than Lisa McCourt Hollar does here: http://www.lisamccourthollar.com/2014/03/e-book-returns-my-thoughts.html

The point of this blog post is simply to make some suggestions that will benefit readers and authors alike. 

Kindle lending library: Many authors, myself include, allow lending for their books. After all, when I read a good paperback or hardback, I usually lend it to someone I know will enjoy it. I treat my Kindle books the same way. I know not everyone can afford to shell out their money, especially if they’re not sure how they’ll like a certain author. There are even groups you can join for lending. This cuts down treating the Amazon website like a library- buying a book, reading it, and returning it so the buyer isn’t out any money. One huge way to support your favorite authors? Don’t do that! Returns may save you money, but they do hurt your favorite authors. 

Read the information available to you: This can be broken down into several categories… 

1- Reviews: Read the reviews, particularly the long ones. Those reviews generally highlight the reasons the reader liked or disliked what they read. Maybe the book was compelling, but maybe the characters were flat, emotionless. Maybe the book was well-written, but lacked good editing. Know before you buy! 

2- Description: It sounds silly, sure, but there are many people who don’t even bother. If they see a good sale and the cover catches their eye, they’ll download the book… and many return because the book wasn’t what they wanted. Read the description to make sure the product is what you’re seeking! 

3- A lot of books offer the “Look Inside” option. That’s key for me when I download a book. I like to read the free preview so I know if the writing style and story appeal to me. Very seldom do I return a book now. Most of the ones I download but return are ones with little to no reviews and no “Look Inside” option, so I’m downloading ‘blind’ so to speak. 

Write good reviews: Love a book? Hate it? Write the review so future downloaders know what they’re getting into. Amazon will allow you to review with a minimum of 20 words, but that’s not particularly helpful. What information would YOU have wanted to know before downloading? Was the book good? Does it have a lot of typos and wrong word usage? If that’s information that would have been important to you, include it in your review! You’re helping people choosing what book to spend their money on, and you’re helping the author, too. We do pay attention to suggestions, and those reviews tell us what to fix, what books you want more of, whether to continue a series or not… We listen! 

There are so many things you can do to avoid downloading a book you won’t like, and prevent someone else from doing the same. An honest return is acceptable, but Amazon isn’t your public library. I don’t want to see the policy changed, but a lot of authors feel differently. More careful research from a potential buyer can stop the return issues in a way a policy change won’t. Just a little food for thought… 

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BOOK REVIEW: Marked (Hunter Awakened) by Felicity Hunt

Marked (Hunter Awakened) by Felicity Hunt

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Twenty-one year-old Teal Rhines is a one-time child star turned Hollywood darling. She’s loved by the public and media alike for her tenacity and strength. Orphaned and abandoned as a baby, emancipated at sixteen, she is a role model to many. Now, as her new television show is taking off, her future looks bright. 

But when her new bodyguard, the attractive Elias Bane, shows interest in her, she never dreams that he is a part of the same supernatural world that her mother fled. The mother she never knew. Like many adopted children, Teal Rhines has always wondered about her biological parents. Who they were. Why they’d abandoned her. In all of her imaginings, she’s never gotten close to the truth. 

But when the truth is revealed, loyalties are tested. Love is put on trial. And danger is closer than she realizes. 

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I picked up Marked for free in the Kindle store, and I finally had the chance to read it. The story did hook me from the beginning, as I wanted to know more about this feisty main character who defends herself and stands up for the innocent. I enjoyed her interactions at the party, and the firing of her bodyguard. Teal is a good, strong female lead, and I loved that about her.

Unfortunately, the book contains a great deal of typos that made it difficult to get into, especially as a lot of them were in the first few chapters. I love a good romance, and I love sexy scenes, but there seemed to be entirely too many of them, considering that the vast majority of them were dream sequences. They were hot, they were well-written, but they took up entirely too much of the book and I ended up skipping a lot of those scenes just to get back to the story.

The whole book was written to seem like a suspenseful romance, and I was hooked- until the ending. All of a sudden the book became a paranormal romance, and although I enjoy those, I felt that the paranormal elements should have come into play much earlier. The late introduction of the paranormal element made the contrast jarring and out of place.

I did enjoy this book, even with the things I’ve mentioned above, and I really enjoyed this author’s writing style. I would be interested in reading more of her work, and I may even pick up the rest of the series as I really want to know how the paranormal element will change the main character. I give this book 3.5/5 stars, and I do recommend it to anyone who enjoys romance, adult content, paranormal elements, and a strong female lead.

NOTE: This book is currently FREE on Amazon if you’re interested in picking up a copy. 

http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00I8PM066/ref=cm_cr_ryp_prd_ttl_sol_0

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Organ Traffic is FREE today!

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What lengths would you go to if your child was dying? If there was a way to save your child’s life, would you do it, no matter how wrong it might be? Is any length too far to go to keep your child alive?

These are the questions Angelica struggles with. Knowing her son will die without the liver transplant he so desperately needs, she heads down a dark path to save her son.

A heartbreaking short story of sickness, difficult choices, and a mother who would risk everything for her son.

http://www.amazon.com/dp/B008UD2DTA
http://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B008UD2DTA

 

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Heaven Can Be Hell is FREE!

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Hi, everyone! I just wanted to let you know that my short story, Heaven Can Be Hell, is FREE 9/16-9/18! If you’re seeking something different to read, I’d love for you to give it a try. 

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Elsa Morgan had a life most people would envy. She had two great loves in her life, had two beautiful children, and she died peacefully in her sleep at the age of 58. She was thankful for her life and the blessings bestowed upon her…

Until she arrived in Heaven, finding both her loves waiting none too patiently for her, and both men eager to renew their lives together. No, physical pain doesn’t exist in Heaven, but Elsa’s heart can still break. Who will she choose, husband number one, or husband number two?

Links

http://www.amazon.com/Heaven-Can-Be-Hell-ebook/dp/B007ZKK8FU/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1379355219&sr=8-1&keywords=heaven+can+be+hell

http://www.amazon.co.uk/Heaven-Can-Be-Hell-ebook/dp/B007ZKK8FU/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1379355219&sr=8-1&keywords=heaven+can+be+hell

As always, I want to hear from you! If you download a copy, I’d love your feedback. Please consider returning to Amazon and leaving an honest review! If you enjoy it, tell your friends and family. And you can always reach out to me on Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/KayGlassAuthor 

Have a wonderful day, and enjoy! 

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My Interview With Author L.I. Adams!

Today I have the pleasure of introducing you to someone who is not just an author, but a treasured friend. The author of Poaching Bliss as well as Poaching Bliss: Justice Served, author L.I. Adams. 

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1. What genre are your books?

I don’t really think I have a specific genre. My books tend to mimic real-life so there’s a bit of everything in them from horror to romance to paranormal to action-thriller to …

 

2. Where did the idea for your first book come from?

By first book, I’m going to presume you mean Poaching Bliss because I actually have another book that I was writing before Poaching Bliss came along. Anyway, Poaching Bliss is the by-product of an ill-fated attempt to co-write a short romance story with another indie author using one of his characters. When that attempt failed, I was left with a really kick-arse female heroine and no story; therefore I wrote a story just for her and let some close friends read it. The main comment they had was “you mention some past shared experiences so tell us how they fell in love if they never met”. Oh duh! Now they wanted me to create backgrounds for my characters so after much thought and consternation I finally got their backstories wrote but the main story now had nothing to do with the characters…Oh duh (again)…now I had to completely re-write Poaching Bliss so it actually told the story of Lady Sioux Mountain and Joshua Dane Sinclare.

 

3. What are you currently working on?

I’m actually working on two projects right now, Poaching Bliss – Book Three – Beyond Justice and Before the Beginning, a story I’ve been wanting and waiting to tell for almost fifty years.

 

4. Where do your book covers come from?

The e-version covers to the original Poaching Bliss and Justice Served books were created by Jeffrey Kosh but the new versions for print and e-format will be my creations.

 

5. Where do you see your writing career five years from now?

Oh wow! Five years from now? I always hate this kind of question because they remind me of professional career evaluations (chuckles a little here)… okay in five years I would love to see my books still in print and being read by a much larger fan base than I have right now. I’m not so sure I want to be on the cover of Time Magazine or on the New York Times best seller list but to have enough of a following to allow me to retire from my ‘night’ job and write full time.

 

6. What is your favorite part of the writing process?

Humm, my favorite part of writing – well, I guess I’d have to say the actual writing but I don’t mind the editing either. I spent a good many years writing and editing formal papers for college and corporate executives so that the whole process is just part of the job.

 

7. What is your least favorite part of the writing process?

My least favorite part of the writing process is formatting the manuscripts to fit the different versions and requirements of different publishing companies. Oh, and getting the headers and footers to look right on the finished print version.

 

8. How do you write? Outlining, a few short notes that become a book, just sit down and write, etc?

In Before the Beginning, I used a time line and ‘sort of’ outline simply because the story takes place so many eons (yes, eons) ago. I needed a reference by which I could measure time and make sure it co-insided with Earth’s early history and to help keep my thoughts and characters straight. In Poaching Bliss and the rest of the PB series, I am mostly going by the seat of my pants. I did do a time line and short outline when I wrote Sioux and Josh’s background stories to make sure I kept my facts straight.  

 

9. What message do you want your readers to take away from your books?

I think there are probably a couple of messages in them. The first, everyday ordinary people can and do make a difference in this world. If you want something bad enough then you have to work to get it because for most of us life isn’t handed to us on a silver or even porcelain platter. The second, bad things can and do happen to good people every day. It’s how we choose to view and overcome those experiences that determine if we will remain victims or victors.

 

10. What do you want to say, personally, to your readers right now?

Thank you for buying and reading my books, I appreciate each and every one of you. I hope if you enjoyed my stories you will share them with your friends.

 

Fun Questions

 

1. If you were only allowed to read one book for the rest of your life, what would that book be?

If I were allowed to read only one book for the rest of my life what would it be…I’m not sure. I figure I’ve read well over twenty thousand books in my lifetime so to pick only one would be almost impossible for me.

 

2. If you could be any book character, who would you want to be?

That’s a tough one but I suppose it would be my own character, Anaiah, from Before the Beginning. She is smart, strong, almost immortal, and can do amazing things with the power of her brain.

 

3. If you could be anything at all, overnight, what career other than being an author would you choose?

I would be the sole proprietor of a fair-sized and successful Guest/Working Ranch, and of course it would be located in the Wyoming mountains someplace. (laughs)

 

4. What one item could you not live without?

I have had to do sacrifice so many physical things at one time or another in my life just so I could put food on my table that I’m not sure there is anything I could not live without anymore.

 

5. Who is your biggest inspiration?

I have four people who inspire me all the time, my parents and my best friends Jan and Olinka. They are my rocks and shoulders to cry on when I need it.

 

Favorites

 

Color? Blues and burgundies

 

Number? None

 

Book? All of them.

 

Holiday? None

 

Animal? Dogs and Cats

 

Song? Amazing Grace

 

Band/Artist? Beach Boys and Elvis Presley

 

Month? August

 

Season? Autumn 

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Do you like action, thrillers, romance, and a kick ass Heroine? Poaching Bliss has of
all this and more. Sioux’s Story introduces Lady Sioux Mountain, a one-quarter Native American of Shoshone descent who was raised by her fraternal grandmothers. While on assignment as a computer forensics expert and linguist for the CIA Sioux is taken captive by a group of
terrorists. While a prisoner Sioux hears a man’s voice speaking to her in a bastardized version of the Shoshone language. In her tormented mind Sioux assumes the voice is a Spirit until she realizes the voice is another prisoner being tortured.They chant prayers together and encourage each other until the day the man is taken away.

Joshua Dane Sinclare, a son of a Montana rancher, is introduced in Josh’s Story. He knows that being a good rancher takes more than hard work – it takes money and an education. After graduating from the University of Montana Josh attends the Army War College and a special negotiation seminar where he meets and becomes friends with two Shoshone brothers. After the Embassy is bombed, Josh is taken prisoner by the slave trader and tortured. In his pain riddled mind he hears a woman chanting Native American prayers asking the Spirits for help. He answers those pleas with his own chants until the day he is taken from his cell.


The Rescue
relates Sioux’s success at finding and rescuing the man whose voice she still hears in her dreams – the man who stole her heart and helped save her sanity. The rescue is the beginning of the trouble of young couple as Sioux’s home is invaded by Catherine’s renegade army. Sioux must use her intelligence, ingenuity, and computer expertise to outwit and outfight the enemy while saving the life of Josh.

Amazon Author Page: http://www.amazon.com/L.-I.-Adams/e/B00ASDCWGY/ref=ntt_athr_dp_pel_1

Author’s Website: http://www.liadams-author.com/

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/LindaIAdams?ref=br_tf

Twitter: https://twitter.com/Ladylioness1950

Thank you so much for your time! I look forward to seeing many more releases from you in the future! 

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