*GiveAways*


GoodReads.com is a beast of a book club, and it offers authors a way to share their work with interested readers in hopes they’ll reciprocate with a rating and/or review.  I usually give away five copies of a book every three weeks or so, working through my 12-book collection (with exception for weight:  heavy topic or costly postage).

GiveAways suspended until Spring 2017
as I re-work my book business
to open a new phase in production. 


pghPipeDreamz in Pennsylvania and virtually elsewhere is running a celebratory give-away with four Stoner books on offer.  Details unknown (to me) but it’s fun to wonder.  Curious?  Pop them an email.


Stoner’s Bone of Contention GiveAway

COMPLETED   Giveaway dates: April 26 to May 15, 2016

Potcentric Sexotic Fictional Memoir:  Stand-Alone Sequel to Stoner with a boner

Stoner’s Bone of Contention follows a bachelor herbalist in his quest for reefer and romance, seeking balance in his counterculture leanings.  He is exploring the abyss between men and women by diving in. His observations are wry and explicit with a twist of wit. This is a bedside reader for the adult mind: read a little, read a lot; it isn’t linear.

Five copies available to celebrate reading, writing and all the rest.

Press Release: “Underground author Kathleen K. knows something about the erotic side, having penned over a dozen critically acclaimed books, including the cult classic, Sweet Talkers, which is based on her personal experiences as the owner and operator of a phone sex business. But her books are not your typical “mommy porn” – they are an informed, enlightening, and liberating form of entertainment that leaves the reader simultaneously feeling an ultimate satisfaction and an unquenchable thirst for more. In her new book, Stoner’s Bone of Contention (The Weightless Joint), she offers what she calls a “culturally significant sexotic fictional memoir.”


 

kathleenk erotica sexotic fiction books literature indieSanta’s Stocking Give Away

My elfish self thought I might mail out free copies of earlier Give Away books to folks who entered for but did not win that book.  A “second chance” prize randomized through original volunteers sounds fair but in fact I would not want to cross the strict rules on “promotional” behavior by authors-publishers toward Goodreads.com Give Away entrants:  no promotional material, no follow-up contact.  So, to stay off the Naughty List, no can do.  Please count the thought in the spirit of the season.  Consider the enduring gift of a good book when thinking of how to delight someone as the year winds down.  (And my bedside readers are tailored for the nightstand encouraging under-cover consumption.)


STAINLESS MARY (O Come, All Ye Faithful)

 COMPLETED  Giveaway dates: Sept 22 to Oct 10, 2015 — US ONLY

NARRATIVE FICTION — ALL AGE — A Dissection of Misplaced Faith

Enter for one of five copies of Stainless Mary (O Come, All Ye Faithful).   To keep things on the up and up, the book is to be identified as a freebie when reviewed.

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This is a story of bad breaks and redemption, a story of choices. … There are old truths here known to any true grown-up, but it is good to be reminded of them again.

A witty and wise read, especially for fans of tough-minded heroines.

— by Kirkus Reviews Aug. 2012

Stainless Mary: Squelched no more

Mary is a Catholic wife and mother of three working as an accountant for her Church.  Except none of that is true, not any more… her kids are grown, her husband divorced her, she got fired from her job.  Everything she believed in has turned itself inside out.  She still loves God but she’s lost her faith in the “Men in Charge” approach so lovingly described by men in their very own Bible.  Her husband has puny emotions, the priests are sin-ridden and unrepentant; the planet is dirty, and the money is funny.  She goes to work for a women’s shelter and faces the sad fact that men mean trouble, they can be selfish and violent and weak. And women are not blameless.

She comes to understand that we measure our life in choices:  college or no, married or no, parent or no, stay or go?  We choose how to react to what happens to us, and to engineer solutions that suit our sensibilities.  At peace with what she has made of what she’s been given, Mary meets a man who seems heaven-sent.  So many new choices…

O Come, All Ye Faithful indeed!

____________________________

Mary contemplates the idea of teenage stepchildren:

They were flush with the newness of youth and had no idea that grownups had been where they were, and far beyond. They didn’t have long-range vision; they were like babies that way….  They had strong/­strange opinions, pro and con, about mirrors.

Did I want to immerse myself in that?   Again?

Even if I did, would they let me?

If they wanted me, did I have to?


The Lunarium – One man’s memories of the watchers and the watched.

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  COMPLETED  Giveaway Dates:  July 9 to July 21, 2015 – US

This indie-book was Named to Kirkus Reviews Best of 2013

Provocative, orgiastic snippets from a sexual voyeur’s social life.

Written with verve and a contagious sense of exhibitionism, K’s first-person narrative is divided into 70 “things”: brief chapters that descriptively chart O’Donahue’s carnivalesque adventures at risqué live theater performances.

A wild, steamy story with erudite sex-as-art undertones.

— by Kirkus Reviews March 2013

        ςς     ςς     ςς     ςς     ςς    ςς     ςς     ςς    ςς     ςς     ςς    ςς     ςς     ςς

This book offers vignettes of voyeurism, presented  in separated segments… on offer as “Things” to think about.  I am sharing some of the “Table of Things” that are included in this sexotic manuscript so as to remove any confusion about the nature or tone of the book.  ROWDIER READERS ONLY.  This is vintage Boomer porn with redeeming social commentary.

The Lunarium — Table of Things

 About Things

The First Thing  ><  The Lunarium

The Second Thing ><   Voyeurs’ Cave

The Third Thing  ><   In the Mirror

The Fourth Thing  ><   Rear View

The Fifth Thing  ><   We’re Not Alone

The Sixth Thing  ><   SLIDE open the door QUIETLY

The Seventh Thing  ><   You Asked for It

The Eighth Thing  ><   Live Nude People

The Ninth Thing  ><   Procrastination

The Tenth Thing ><   In the Car, in the Day

The Eleventh Thing  ><   Rockets Away

The Twelfth Thing  ><   View with the Room

The Thirteenth Thing  ><   Lysergic Acid Diethylamide

The Fourteenth Thing  ><   Lean Over and Brace Yourself

The Fifteenth Thing  ><   Two-fold Twins

The Sixteenth Thing  ><   Sodom Community Theater

The Seventeenth Thing  ><   Close Your Eyes.  See What I Mean?  He Is the Pilot, She Is Flying

The Eighteenth Thing  ><   Stripping vs. Disrobing

The Nineteenth Thing  ><   Men Put Their Hearts into It

The Twentieth Thing  ><   Women Elude Me

The Twenty-First Thing  ><   Fancy Meeting You in the Mirror

 


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FAMILY: Love v. Money

COMPLETED   Giveaway Dates:  June to 8 to 20, 2015 – US

FAMILY: Love v. Money is a two-for-one book celebrating the primal forces we juggle every day. The language is tart and engaging, you read between and beyond the lines.

Baby Girl Battersea

It takes a hawk to watch a fox.

You’re the fatherless heir to a family fortune in the grips of your selfish uncle. Your mother is too nice to fight for your rights and the rest of the family have their own problems with Roy, firstborn of the Battersea Family, enriched by their mercantile exchange but squabbling over the details.

How are you ever going to tolerate the tyranny of a penny-pinching paranoid old fusspot long enough to prepare yourself for the war of wills when Roy must give way to the new genera­tion and you consider yourself first in line?

You, Drive North

Accountant Missing.

Details at 11.

Out early from the office, headed home to do your taxes, a beloved ritual transition to a tidy new fiscal year, just about to pull away from the curb where the valet (a special treat) has released your car. A blue-jeaned butt that was connected to a strong leg and booted foot lands on your purse in the passenger seat and you yell out, “Hey” then shut up quick. A thunderous male profile has entered the vehicle. He says:   “You, drive north,”

For some reason you accept that you are in mortal danger and yet can only mourn the idea the nightly news will use your hideous driver’s license photo on the report of your mysterious unsolved disappearance.

You need to figure out what makes this guy tick and how fast he is ticking.

____________________________

Kathleen K. shares her collection of Private Publications online at KathleenKBooks.com. These two new stories give the long and short of family struggles to reach balance. This is not amateur reading. Baby Girl Battersea and You, Drive North examine deep themes in the voices of ordinary people.



GOODREADS.COM GIVEAWAY HISTORY

Many thanks to those who take a chance on winning a book by peeking at the cover, and gratitude for those who win and offer their opinion in return


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COMPLETED  Honey B., The Suite Life Giveaway

Giveaway Dates:  April 28 to May 15, 2015 – US ONLY

An educational, arousing read about a woman who could be paid to do almost anything… and like it.

…a competent, novelized version of hard-core erotica.

– by Kirkus Reviews Oct. 2012

Book I: The Suite Life

In this opening volume, Kathleen K. voices a pragmatic call girl (since retired), using Honey’s venal ventures to observe and describe humans seeking stimulation of that most frisky thing: the imagination. Hands on, pants off… shields down: provocative. So she got stuff for doing stuff… don’t we all? Frankly explicit yet oddly thoughtful, this is a bedside reader for the adult mind.

Honey B., in her own words: I was meant to be a mistress. I called it the “suite life.” In any age, in any place, I was a female destined to accommodate the desires of others in order to fulfill my own. As sure as any singer has a supple throat, a dancer grace, a politician ego… I am sexual. It is in the bold eyes, the deliberate mouth, the high strong shoulders, the open hips, the protective thighs plumping over the hole, that secret emptiness, the nothing that some wanted more than anything they already had.


Book I – The Suite Life (available now)
Book II – Sexual Consultant (available now)
Book III – Erotica Advisor (Coming.  Later.)
Book IV – The Buzz (in production.  Coming.  Soon.  Late Summer 2015)
Book V – Happy Endings (Coming.  Last.)

Family in Crisis – Sisters in Conflict

Joody Giveaway

COMPLETED Giveaway dates: April 7 to April 23  – US ONLY

kathleenk_family_fiction_books_stories_narrativeJoody is a case study in Post-Dramatic Stress Disorder: her drama, your stress. She is not a good mother; it isn’t her fault she’s allergic to responsibility. Her sister Janet may be a handy helper but that’s only because she is dull, drab and predictable. Boring! Joody is ALIVE, emotional, provocative. Naturally men find her irresistible. Joody’s children, three half-siblings, may not be her highest priority (not even second) but she’s given them life, hasn’t she? Isn’t that the ultimate gift? Janet buys them shoes, whoo hoo.

Four points of view on Joody. Her sister, her young teen son, her son’s absent-until-lately father plus her own reflection on a free spirit fettered by circumstance (kids). The crisis of Joody’s fourth pregnancy pulls our narrators into view to sharpen our appreciation of a family in crisis illustrated by sisters in conflict. Crisp dialog and witty prose put Joody on the page as well as voice Janet’s exasperation with the gaps and lapses in the kids’ care. She wants to believe Joody is careless, not dangerous, but at what point would she need to step in and take over? If it’s now, she doesn’t feel ready. Aunt Janet has been the kids’ ally, provider of comfort, bringer of fun. What she isn’t is their mother. The facts of life are clear. Janet is single and childless. Nothing complicates her stepping forward to help, as far as Joody is concerned. Her goody-goody sister has time and money to spare. It isn’t the kids’ fault their mother is an underpaid hostess at a restaurant (better known for its bar). Lucky for them they have a rich aunt.

Brent is the first man who left Joody pregnant. (OK, she didn’t tell him she was pregnant when he broke up with her for cheating) ((which was a one-time mistake, really)). After all these years it isn’t that he doesn’t like Joody, the problem is he likes her too much. Looking at the boy now, there is no question he’s the dad. It may have been stupid to waste years of his own life drinking and drugging, but it was a sin to deprive his child of support. How does he make up for that? Bryce is the oldest child of a narcissistic mother, alarmed at her casual disregard for his sisters, captive target for her frustration. He’s teetering on a high-wire of tension: he can’t tell Aunt Jan his mother threatens to kill herself because if he does tell she says she’ll take the kids with her. And now, suddenly, he has a dad? Could Brent be even worse than his mother?

This is character-driven storytelling, easy to read but hard to forget.



GOODREADS.COM GIVEAWAY HISTORY

I have restructured my Goodreads.com Giveaways to cycle through the books more quickly, deciding I would provide 5 copies of a different book every couple of weeks rather than 10 copies monthly.  The idea is to get them into circulation and this will keep the listings fresh.

Dark Prince, Heed Thy Queen (In the Realm of Roles and Reversals) Giveaway

COMPLETED Giveaway dates: Mar 10 to Mar 31, 2015

kathleenk_erotica_books_dark_prince_sexoticHe’s planning all the battles, but she’s winning the war.

Dark Prince, Heed Thy Queen is all about roles and reversals: bad boy meets good girl, or is it the other way around? Maybe it’s a triple flip and they’re both bad… Examine what it means to hide your primary sexual relationship from people you love but flaunt that same relationship in front of strangers. These two meet at a party and in that instant close off their real lives to reach deep into their fantasies. They step away from everything they know to establish an intimate atmosphere of risk and fulfillment.

This wasn’t romance, it went way beyond that. They were off the grid, powered by the kind of feelings that blow apart a “real” relationship. They were removed from time and place, in an epic struggle to out-satisfy each other at their deepest darkest core. They created an autocratic realm unto themselves where ageless appetites ruled in and for the moment – and the moment was all.

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Enjoy this flip and witty take on gender dynamics, deliciously explicit, as it probes themes of submission, permission, and admission.

KathleenK.xxx offers an online catalog of sexotic books for rowdier readers.  This intelligent and inventive collection of a dozen books includes The Lunarium, Named to Kirkus Reviews’ Best of 2013.  High-end erotica is not suitable for some, appreciated by others.  Kathleen K. Books fabricates bedside readers for the adult mind, tailored for the nightstand.  Yearning and exultant, hot, and chill.

ADULTS ONLY




NARRATIVE FICTION — ALL AGE — For those who read between and beyond the lines.

kathleen_k_fiction_family_life_COMPLETED The Lent Hand (Adventures in Beach Town Towing) Giveaway

Giveaway dates: Feb 6 to Feb 28, 2015 — US ONLY

A beautifully woven novel about an unusual boy… and how he learns to be a father, without having really been a son.

A comical, honest love story between two lost souls who complete each other.

by Kirkus Reviews  Jan 2013

Starlight begat Jeromeo, then abandoned him at her mother’s second husband’s house to seek her hippie destiny. Jerry Clover grew up with those good people, deeply rooted. Starlight winked in and out over the years, the mother who wasn’t. His mother’s mother’s constant care shaped a strong-willed tender hearted man who was fascinated by family ties.

A bit of the nomad must have trickled down to him because he left the city to establish an independent life at the shore driving a tow truck, lending a hand, untangling the aftermath of Drivers vs. Cars, Creatures, Inanimate Objects, et al.

When his Grandma Eileen was widowed again late in life, Jerry expected her to hire a home companion but she had another idea.

Rose Hardeen had married a pig, the first baby was an accident and the second was a disaster. She found herself in a women’s shelter, vowing to become self-sufficient. After plowing through nursing school on grants and public aid, Rose got a job at a clinic near the shelter. She ran into Eileen who hired her and the kids to share a house, exchanging chores for room and board.

That’s how it all started.


COMPLETED Stoner’s Bone of Contention GiveAway

Giveaway dates: Jan 10 to Jan 30, 2015

Potcentric Sexotic Fictional Memoir:  Stand-Alone Sequel to Stoner with a boner  I’ve completed my sixth Giveaway with GoodReads.com for one of ten copies of Stoner’s Bone of Contention (The Weightless Joint)GoodReads facilitates these Giveaways to promote books to their reader-users in exchange, it is hoped, they will at least rate and better yet review the book.  Winning isn’t exactly random as some clever data-dipping hits readers most likely to actually do a review.  There is no connection between the author and the selection of winners.  To keep things on the up and up, the book is to be identified as a freebie when reviewed.

kathleenk_books_erotica_fiction_stoners_bone_of_contentionStoner’s Bone of Contention follows a bachelor herbalist in his quest for reefer and romance, seeking balance in his counterculture leanings.  He is exploring the abyss between men and women by diving in. His observations are wry and explicit with a twist of wit. This is a bedside reader for the adult mind: read a little, read a lot; it isn’t linear.

The original sexual escapade Stoner with a boner (It’s a Long Story) captures his philosophy: If you, like me, like sex and, like me, like drugs, you may like sex on drugs, like me or you might not. And  that’s cool too.

Press Release:  “Underground author Kathleen K. knows something about the erotic side, having penned over a dozen critically acclaimed books, including the cult classic, Sweet Talkers, which is based on her personal experiences as the owner and operator of a phone sex business. But her books are not your typical “mommy porn” – they are an informed, enlightening, and liberating form of entertainment that leaves the reader simultaneously feeling an ultimate satisfaction and an unquenchable thirst for more. In her new book, Stoner’s Bone of Contention (The Weightless Joint), she offers what she calls a “culturally significant sexotic fictional memoir.”  [Click for more.]

Stonerwithaboner.com


COMPLETED Stainless Mary GiveAway

Giveaway dates: Dec 17, 2014 to Jan 3, 2015 — US ONLY

NARRATIVE FICTION — ALL AGE — A Dissection of Misplaced Faith

I’ve completed my fifth book Giveaway with Goodreads.com for one of ten copies of Stainless Mary (O Come, All Ye Faithful).   To keep things on the up and up, the book is to be identified as a freebie when reviewed.

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This is a story of bad breaks and redemption, a story of choices. … There are old truths here known to any true grown-up, but it is good to be reminded of them again.

A witty and wise read, especially for fans of tough-minded heroines.

— by Kirkus Reviews Aug. 2012

Stainless Mary: Squelched no more

Mary is a Catholic wife and mother of three working as an accountant for her Church.  Except none of that is true, not any more… her kids are grown, her husband divorced her, she got fired from her job.  Everything she believed in has turned itself inside out.  She still loves God but she’s lost her faith in the “Men in Charge” approach so lovingly described by men in their very own Bible.  Her husband has puny emotions, the priests are sin-ridden and unrepentant; the planet is dirty, and the money is funny.  She goes to work for a women’s shelter and faces the sad fact that men mean trouble, they can be selfish and violent and weak. And women are not blameless.

She comes to understand that we measure our life in choices:  college or no, married or no, parent or no, stay or go?  We choose how to react to what happens to us, and to engineer solutions that suit our sensibilities.  At peace with what she has made of what she’s been given, Mary meets a man who seems heaven-sent.  So many new choices…

O Come, All Ye Faithful indeed!

____________________________

Mary contemplates the idea of teenage stepchildren:

They were flush with the newness of youth and had no idea that grownups had been where they were, and far beyond. They didn’t have long-range vision; they were like babies that way….  They had strong/­strange opinions, pro and con, about mirrors.

Did I want to immerse myself in that?   Again?

Even if I did, would they let me?

If they wanted me, did I have to?


COMPLETED ARCHING OVER GiveAway

Giveaway dates: Nov 27 to Dec 15, 2014 — US ONLY

I’ve completed my fourth book Giveaway with Goodreads.com for one of ten copies of ARCHING OVER  Collected Collections of Graphic Poetry.  Goodreads.com is for readers and for authors to reach out to them.  Join us, if you haven’t already.

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[This] collection of erotic poetry offers a cavalcade of love affairs, focusing on the narrator’s moment-to-moment fantasies and experiences.

A sprawling collection… that intriguingly lays out a dance of seduction in all of its conceivable steps.

By Kirkus Reviews Oct 2013

ARCHING OVER gathers evocative, provocative poetry of hope, hunger, and satisfaction.   Incorporating four short “small press” collectibles, Kathleen K. shows that love∞sex is timeless and recognizable. This is a bedside reader for the adult mind. Not suitable for some, appreciated by others.

Graphic poetry may not be what you expected but it could be what you’ve been waiting for… amorous, yearning, exultant, hot, and chill.


COMPLETED The Lunarium GiveAway

Giveaway dates: Nov 10 – Nov 30, 2014 — US ONLY

I’ve completed my third book GiveAway with GoodReads.com for one of the ten copies of The Lunarium, presenting 69 vignettes of voyeurism.  These are one man’s memories of the watchers and the watched.

This indie-book was  Named to Kirkus Reviews Best of 2013.

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Provocative, orgiastic snippets from a sexual voyeur’s social life.

Written with verve and a contagious sense of exhibitionism, K’s first-person narrative is divided into 70 “things”: brief chapters that descriptively chart O’Donahue’s carnivalesque adventures at risqué live theater performances.

A wild, steamy story with erudite sex-as-art undertones.

— by Kirkus Reviews March 2013


COMPLETED Stoner with a boner GiveAway

Giveaway dates: Oct 2 to Nov 2, 2014

I’ve completed my second book GiveAway with GoodReads.com for one of the ten copies of Stoner with a boner, the long story of a mild man with a wild side, a bad boy with good manners, witty and wise:

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Written in a loose, free-wheeling prose that mimics the narrator’s lifestyle, the story glides from woman to woman and bong hit to bong hit without the burdens of plot or conflict.

… a memorable sexual escapade.

by Kirkus Reviews Dec. 2012

 


Completed Sweet Talkers GiveAway

Giveaway dates: Sep 10 to Oct 31, 2014

I’ve completed my first book GiveAway with GoodReads.com for one of the ten copies of SWEET TALKERS Words from the Mouth of a Pay-to-Say Girl, which is a nonfiction, first person account of running a phone sex business including re-created calls, training materials, and lots of operational details.

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“This is definitely one of those rarefied sex-books that somehow blurs the line between fiction and fact and creates its own small genre.”

– Divinity

“Written by a former phone sex operator, this book offers a rare insider’s peek into the phone sex business — and plenty of arousing word-for-word dialogues. Kathleen, a master at the art of sex over the wires, approaches dirty talk with imagination and zeal. Includes training tips for aspiring phone sex operators and the top ten caller fantasies.”

– Sexuality Library



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