K. A. Laity

Biography

All-purpose writer, Fulbrighter, uberskiver, medievalist, humourist, flâneuse, techno-shamanka, JANE QUIET scripter, Broad Universe and SinC Mavens of Mayhem social media wrangler, Pirate Pub Captain, currently dividing her time between Dundee and New York · Laity is the author of A CUT-THROAT BUSINESS, A LA MORT SUBITE, THE CLADDAGH ICON, LUSH SITUATION, CHASTITY FLAME, UNQUIET DREAMS, OWL STRETCHING, ROOK CHANT, PELZMANTEL and much more. She's edited the collections WEIRD NOIR and NOIR CARNIVAL for Fox Spirit Books and also writes as Graham Wynd (crime), Kit Marlowe (historicals), and C. Margery Kempe (erotic romance).

Immanion profile: https://www.smashwords.com/profile/view/kalaity

Smashwords Interview

What's the story behind your latest book?
A CUT-THROAT BUSINESS is the third novel in the CHASTITY FLAME series. Because she's exploring her first stable relationship, I wanted to move the focus from her sexual shenanigans to emphasise even more the thrills and suspense. So she's facing two dangerous men, not only at the same time, but they end up ganging up on her.
What are you working on next?
I just finished another crime-related novel, WHITE RABBIT, which has a slightly supernatural element as well as a noirish feel. I have a few non-fiction projects to work on then I have to choose between a novel that's a ghost story and another that's based on a medieval romance. Maybe I'll just work on both at once (as usual).
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Books

High Plains Lazarus: A Weird Western
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Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 13,940. Language: English. Published: June 16, 2014 by Tirgearr Publishing. Category: Fiction » Horror » Undead
Dead folk are just about the last thing you want to see while wandering through the deserts of the great wild West. Things get a whole lot worse if they're not the lying down kind of dead but the *running around trying to take a bite out of you* sort. Whatever's got the corpses jumping is bound to spell a bad day for anyone unlucky enough to ride into town.
A Cut-Throat Business (A Chastity Flame Adventure)
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Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 51,420. Language: English. Published: October 6, 2013 by Tirgearr Publishing. Category: Fiction » Romance » Erotic
book 3, A Chastity Flame Adventure There’s a killer loose in London, protected in high places. Chastity Flame needs to look in the places the police can’t—or won’t—while a rogue colleague dogs her steps, looking for the key to secrets in her past. Can she find the killer before his blood lust rises again? And how will she cope with the most dangerous mission—moving in with her boyfriend, Damien.
Not Waving
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Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 57,470. Language: English. Published: April 27, 2013. Category: Fiction » Literature » Coming of age
It's the shiny happy 80s in Los Angeles, but Vida's mood couldn't be blacker. Never mind her writer's block, recent suicide attempt or the painful scrutiny of her colleagues, there's drinking to be done! When a cut-rate psychic releases a recurring nightmare, Vida decides it's time for a Vegas road trip. May the gods help anyone in her path...
Lush Situation (A Chastity Flame Adventure)
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Series: Chastity Flame, Book 2. Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 51,210. Language: English. Published: March 28, 2013 by Tirgearr Publishing. Category: Fiction » Erotica » Action/Adventure
Chastity Flame is back and hotter than ever. She’s sworn off meeting her irresistible colleague Damien, but how long can they really stay apart? Maybe a broken heart will make it easier to bury herself in work – and kick a few asses.
Unquiet Dreams: A Murmuration of Unsettling Tales
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 79,150. Language: English. Published: October 4, 2012 by Tirgearr Publishing. Category: Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories
"Between waking and sleep, they wait." This is a speculative fiction anthology that includes some previously published and unpublished works by K.A. Laity. There's something for everyone who enjoys being disturbed whilst reading.
Chastity Flame
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Series: Chastity Flame, Book 1. Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 56,780. Language: English. Published: September 19, 2012 by Tirgearr Publishing. Category: Fiction » Romance » Erotic
Move over James Bond! Chastity Flame works for a nameless organization. You won't hear about the work she does either. She loves her job as a secret government operative. She foils criminal masterminds, travels the world, and finds new lovers in every city. Saving the world is hard work but will she risk the security of her country for some really wild sex . . . and the possibility of love?

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  • Anne Billson on Film 2009 on Feb. 15, 2012

    I recall getting Billson's BFI volume on Carpenter's The Thing. It was a damn good thing I was going to Ealing Broadway (end of the line) because I never looked up from the pages until I realised the train had stopped. Accessible, entertaining and insightful: while I may not always agree I find much to provoke further discussion and -- you never know -- maybe change my opinion.
  • Burning Bridges: A Renegade Fiction Anthology on May 02, 2012

    Out of the ashes of burnt bridges, a rare phoenix arises! The publishing landscape is littered with corpses, but some writers refuse to lie down and die just because they got screwed by an unethical 'publisher' -- no! They knew that living well is the best revenge. There's something here for everyone. Dig in, the prices is right -- you get a sampler of some of the finest in both new and seasoned writers.
  • My Day by Jones: the Cat's-Eye View of Alien on May 14, 2012

    An hilarious account of what *really* happened on the Nostromo by the one dispassionate observer. Hear all about life with the "can-openers" and their new pet -- and how it inconveniences a certain feline.
  • Billson Film Database: short reviews of over 4000 films on Dec. 23, 2013

    A fine compendium of precise reviews for an enormous variety of films. Wondering if that film you've vaguely heard of might be worth viewing or if that classic stays fresh after decades? Check Billson's guide to get a sense of whether it's worth your time. Just beware, you may end up spending your time reading instead. Succinct, amusing but most of all, informative.