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Wow, I swear it was just yesterday that I wrote my last blog post! If only this Arizona Summer would pass as quickly as this last week! 🙂 Anyway, I just recently finished reading the third book in the Just One Bite Series, “Taste Of Grief”, and wanted to give a shout out to my friend and extremely talented indie author, Kay Glass!
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.
Taste of Grief (Just one Bite, #3) by Kay Glass is the third installment in this series
and closes the original saga which incorporated Love Bite and Bitten By Regret. Each of the main characters are delved into more fully (I love really getting into the story’s primary people) and the plots and sub plots are finally exposed.
There’s a couple of spoilers so I won’t go into detail about the ending, but I will tell you this; This trilogy rocked! The books just kept getting better, and I can’t wait to see what Kay does next! If you’re into vampires, you’ve got to read “Just One Bite.”
BE SURE TO VISIT KAY’S BLOG!
“SPRING INTO SUMMER” by Eden Baylee
“Spring Into Summer” by Eden Baylee is a compilation of four Novellas that move chronologically with the seasons. Erotic Literature is not a genre I generally read…however, I was curious, and thank God for my curiosity, because these Novellas were engaging, heartwarming and sexy! Eden’s technique is smooth, and so believable, that I found myself trying to read faster to find out what was going to transpire next. I forgot I was reading Erotic Literature, and just got pulled into the story without realizing it was happening. Each story gave good closure, and made me want to continue. I was surprised to find that the erotic parts of the book were there to enhance the feelings that the stories were trying to portray. Not to overtake them. To say that I’m impressed with “Spring Into Summer,” and Eden Baylee would be an understatement.
Superb job Eden! 🙂
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Hello everyone! I’ve been really sick this last week, and I have not been able to get much done where the social media is concerned. I am now finally feeling well enough to dive back into it all! The first on my agenda is to send a great big THANK YOU to Laura Thomas aka “fuonlyknew” for nominating me for “The Most Inspiring Blogger Award”!! I am very honored to have been nominated by such a wonderful friend and blogger!! This award is also my very first and I will display it proudly! Thank you again Laura!
I couldn’t resist putting my own twist on the award image! 🙂
I highly recommend visiting and following Laura’s blog! She always has something fun posted! —>http://fuonlyknew.wordpress.com/2012/07/14/thank-you-ella-my-most-inspiring-blogger-award/
I believe the next step is to share 7 things about myself and to nominate 7 other inspiring bloggers, so here goes:
1. I have 2 grown kids (my son Dallas and my daughter Cirocco) and 4 granddaughters between the two of them.
2. My wife and I were in a rock n’ roll band called “Starchild” for nearly 15 years.
3. I am dyslexic and love to invert words and sing entire songs backwards for comedic relief.
4. I can’t feel heat in my hands after being given a tetanus shot when I was 12.
5. I worked as a Professional Commercial Photographer for over 20 years and have a Masters degree in Photography.
6. My two favorite breeds of cats are Manx and Siamese (specifically blue and lilac point). Over the course of 30 years I have owned at least 6 siamese cats named Dejah.
7. My favorite color is green, the only true color…of course. He he he
Now, in no particular order, I would like to nominate these 7 awesome bloggers!
Caron Rider – http://caronrider.blogspot.com
Alex Laybourne – http://alexlaybourne.com
Kay Glass – http://kayglassauthor.wordpress.com
Nick Thacker – http://www.nickthacker.com
Eden Baylee – http://edenbaylee.wordpress.com
Tanja Segal – http://authortanjasegal.blogspot.com
Belinda Witzenhausen – http://bwitzenhausen.wordpress.com
I was also incredibly honored to receive an amazing 5 star review of my Poetry book “Tapestry” from Laura Thomas! This review was very heartfelt and I am beyond pleased to hear that she enjoyed reading my poetry!
Here is the link to her review of “Tapestry” – http://fuonlyknew.wordpress.com/2012/07/16/a-tapestry-of-words/
Be sure to visit her blog…she is currently holding a giveaway for a chance to win one paperback copy or one of five e-book copies of “Wormwood” by D.H. Nevins! Here is the link to go read her review of “Wormwood” and enter the contest: http://fuonlyknew.wordpress.com/2012/07/20/giveawayreviewinterview-wormwoodi-didnt-have-a-clue/
Many, many thanks Laura! 🙂
I was pleasantly surprised to find that my Poetry book, “Tapestry”, had received a 5 star review today! The review was written by indie author, Kay Glass, and left me feeling utterly speechless! Poetry has always been a passion of mine, and with every word written, a piece of me, the author is forever imprinted. As subjective as poetry is, extreme criticism is a risk that every poet takes when they have decided to share their work with others. Kay’s incredibly touching review of “Tapestry”, was everything I had hoped a reader would feel when reading my poetry! I am blown away by her review and cannot possibly thank her enough!!
Here is the link to her review of “Tapestry” – http://kayglassauthor.wordpress.com/2012/07/08/book-reviews-the-good-the-bad-and-the-ehhhh
Kay Glass has written the Paranormal/Romance Series, “Just One Bite” – with a total of three books, so far…“Love Bite”, “Bitten By Regret” and her newest, “Taste of Grief”, due to be released 7/16/12. She is currently holding a giveaway for a signed copy of “Love Bite”, so be sure to enter for your chance to win the first book in the series! I highly recommend that you check out the series and follow her blog for updates on what she’s working on next!
Many, many thanks Kay! 🙂
It was a great privilege to be interviewed by Jennifer from “Reading and Writing Urban Fantasy and Paranormal Romance”!!! Thank you Jennifer for featuring “The Emerald Dragon” on your blog! I encourage everyone to visit her blog and take a look around!
Many thanks to Ellie from “The Selkie Reads Stories” for posting her review of “Vengeance of the Wolf” on her blog!! I hope that you will visit her blog and leave a comment!
Thank you to all my blog readers! I love to read your comments and feedback! 🙂 If you have any ideas for a post, if you would like to offer a guest post or blog swap, please don’t hesitate to email me! cc(at)solitaireparke(dot)com
Happy Memorial Day!
I can’t thank Lacey from “The Page Turner” enough for the kick butt review she gave my debut novel, “Vengeance of the Wolf”!!! I hope that you will visit her blog and read the review and author interview she was so kind enough to post! Many thanks Lacey!!!
I wish everyone a fun and safe weekend! What do you have planned?
I was thinking about going to see The Avengers!! 🙂
Caron Rider’s, “Silver Knight,” constitutes book one in the Silver Series. Diana, the lead character is an unfortunate soul, either gifted or cursed to hop scotch through time with the dubious job of hunting and killing demons wherever they are found. Inexorably drawn to important times in history, and generally being victimized by them, she is helped and sometimes hindered by the very entities that she hunts.
The story bounces back and forth through historical events, telling them in such a way that the reader is challenged to determine how much is truly fact and how much is fiction. Caron’s descriptions are rich and thick with environmental backdrops that both add and give motivation to the story. The back and forth method of storytelling has been one of my personal favorites through my life, so this book appealed to me both at the intellectual and the emotional levels.
Aided by her friends, Sam and Maggie, Diana’s life almost comes across as a parody when compared to theirs. The result is a fresh approach to good vs. evil, light vs. dark, where the line drawn between them becomes faded and sometimes lost. In the end you’re not sure who to root for, proving that truth and following the light is not as easy as it looks. I genuinely had a good time reading this book and look forward to the second installment! Great job Caron!!