KT Grant

Biography

KT Grant is a self-proclaimed eccentric redhead who not only loves to read a wide variety of romances, but also loves writing it. Under her alter-ego, she is a well-known book reviewer and blogger who doesn't shy away from voicing her opinion. A proud native of New Jersey, KT is multi-published and known for writing "out of the box" romances. KT has been mentioned in the Guardian.UK, Publisher's Weekly's Beyond the Book and at Bookseller.com. KT is a top ten best-selling author at Amazon, as well as being a multiple All Romance Ebooks best seller and a Night Owl Reviews Top Author Pick.

Smashwords Interview

Do you remember the first story you ever wrote?
I was nine years old and it was a short story for my school newspaper about the dark and those scary things that go bump in the night. 100 word paragraph that started my career as a writer.
What is your writing process?
I am a big planner. I like to set up the characters and the entire story in an "outline" that usually ends up being a short story in terms of the word count. It's a great support to have as I write.
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Books

This Time Now
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 17,240. Language: English. Published: September 27, 2014. Category: Fiction » Gay & lesbian fiction » Lesbian
One day a blast from Amanda’s past arrives back in town. Her former next door neighbor, Billie Layne, one of the biggest rock stars of the decade has returned home. The one person she wants to see most of all is Amanda who she hasn’t talked to since she left six years ago after a big fight between them. Now that Billie is back, she wants to renew their friendship, and possibly more between them.
Red Hot Chance
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 13,690. Language: English. Published: June 23, 2014. Category: Fiction » Romance » Contemporary
Brian “Woody” Woodall has taken a leave of absence from his dream job on Grand Turk to return to Las Vegas, not only to attend his best friend’s engagement party, but to help his sick father he has never gotten along with. He volunteers as a blind date for his fiancée’s boss, Daphne Vogel.The moment Woody and Daphne meet at Quinn’s engagement party, spark fly...and much more.
The Key (Dark Path Series #2)
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Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 93,280. Language: English. Published: June 8, 2014. Category: Fiction » Romance » Erotic
Erika has reinvented herself as an author of erotic romance under the pseudonym, Lily Fredericks. After her eight month sabbatical in New Orleans, she’s returning to Manhattan to promote her new book. With Erika back in Manhattan, both Chris and Max try to seduce her in the hopes she’ll choose one of them. As both men battle for her heart, a woman from Max’s past reappears, bent on revenge.
The Gate (Dark Path Series #1)
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Price: $3.49 USD. Words: 84,820. Language: English. Published: October 15, 2013. Category: Fiction » Erotica » Romance
A chance encounter between a successful author and a billionaire owner of an underground BDSM club, leads to the most pivotal relationship of their lives.
Macabre Delights
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Price: Free! Words: 4,600. Language: English. Published: October 21, 2012. Category: Fiction » Gay & lesbian fiction » Lesbian
A masked ball, on a dark and stormy Halloween night, leads to the innocent and sheltered Annabelle finding the woman of her dreams with the seductive Trinity. But Annabelle gets more than she bargained for when her fantasy turns into a macabre nightmare.

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Smashwords book reviews by KT Grant

  • Jenny Pox (The Paranormals, Book 1) on March 17, 2011

    Jenny Pox by J.L. Bryan is a self-published young adult that has a great deal of buzz behind it, so much so that Amanda Hocking has praised the book. I also have seen many positive reviews of this book on the blogs I visit. With that in mind, I purchased a copy of Jenny Pox, expecting to read greatness. Unfortunately disappointing isn’t a good enough word to describe Jenny Pox. Jenny Pox suffers from an incredible concept that cannot deliver, as well as a major lack of depth, one-dimensional characters and motivations that don’t make sense and had me going, “huh?” most of the time. Plus, by having some disturbing and shocking scenes where sex and a large amount of drug use is shown for no reason to further along the story, I can’t help but wonder if the author is trying too hard to keep readers interested. At one point I had to stop reading and almost gagged over a very sexually wretched scene that turned me off where I came close to DNFing. But I carried on, hoping the story would be redeemed. It didn’t happen and I ended up DNFing Jenny Pox regardless. The title is very appropriate and the only positive thing about this tale. The heroine Jenny is an outcast, not only because she’s poor and has an alcoholic father, but she can’t touch anyone. She has the plague and ended up killing her mother and the doctors and nurses that touched her when she was born. We see early on what Jenny is capable of by handling a snake that dies a violent death. Years later, Jenny has come to terms with her ability. She wears gloves and long sleeves even in the brutal heat to protect anyone who may come in contact with her. Jenny is an overall sweet girl, although at times rages at the injustice of her life. She has a bully, or more of an enemy, with the very popular, seemingly wholesome and self-righteous Ashleigh. Everyone adores Ashleigh, who teaches abstinence and the Lord’s good word to her fellow students. Ashleigh’s boyfriend Seth, another popular boy who comes from a very rich family that rules of the town, isn’t cruel, but since he’s aligned with Ashleigh, he’s admired. Jenny dislikes Ashleigh as much as she hates Jenny, and makes Jenny’s life miserable at school by calling her the nickname- Jenny Mittens. Jenny doesn’t really like Seth, until her beloved dog is run over. Seth comes to her aid and heals her dog by placing his hands on it. Seth has the power of healing and can counteract Jenny’s power of sickness and death. Seth is the only one she can touch without gloves, and because of that they fall in love. Ashleigh finds out that Seth and Jenny have grown close, and since she can’t stand to lose in any situation, she will steal Seth back. Ashleigh also has a power at her fingertips- the power of love. But, she wields this power in evil ways. With one touch she can drug people with love and in turn they end up loving Ashleigh. Since Seth and Jenny know what Ashleigh is capable of, they team up together and try to show their friends and others that Ashleigh is evil. But since Ashleigh is great at being manipulative, she figures out a way to turn everyone against Seth and Jenny. Jenny has had enough, and the girl who has been put down and ridiculed most of her life is sick and tired and decides to show the world what she’s made of. Jenny Pox has a strong element of Stephen King’s Carrie as well as the movie X-Men. You have characters who have amazing powers that if known about, would most likely be experimented on and used as a weapon. That’s the only highlight of Jenny Pox. Other than that, this is a story that’s so very lacking from beginning to end. The biggest problem is the characters. They come across as flat with no real motivation. Jenny has some spirit and initiative, but her attraction to Seth is laughable. There isn’t enough between them to build upon it. Seth comes in and out of each scene like a soft breeze and one that is very forgettable. As for Ashleigh, can we say cartoonish? Her actions had me rolling my eyes more than a few times. We see her as spoiled, a maniacal bad seed. She has a major lack of well-rounded character traits. At one point I wished Jenny would just give her a hug with no clothes on and take her out so the story would be over sooner than later. Jenny Pox also suffers from what I call, “everything but the kitchen sink” syndrome. This is when an author will write in as many shocking acts as they can think of from to keep the reader interested. Not only do we have massive amounts of drug use, (oh look! The teens do coke and smoke pot while drinking wine. Tsk tsk.) but the sexual situations are so out there. The one scene I mentioned earlier is so sudden and out of left field that it had WTFckery written all over it. It simply made no sense being there other than to jolt the reader’s sensibilities. And because I couldn’t sympathize or connect with any of the characters, including Jenny, I felt uninvolved and distant by everything that was occurring. Some may call this supernatural horror that walks a fine line since it’s a young adult, but even with the small town mentality and religious matter than is close to fanatical; I was more dumbed down if anything. I couldn’t say if the ending was where Jenny gave all those people who were cruel to her their just desserts, but I have the feeling if I made it that far, I’d just end up rolling my eyes again like I did the entire time I read. Jenny Pox is one forgettable read that could have been a winner
  • Claimed on March 20, 2011

    Evangeline Anderson is a multi-published author who writes for a great amount of epublishers and many cross genres. When I heard about Claimed, her self-published sci-fi romance, I wanted to give it a read since I’ve enjoyed her past work. And how could I not read a borderline erotic sci-fi romance with what I call a yummy, possessive hot alpha type alien male? Evangeline is great at writing steamy tension with wonderful, seductive heroes. Her hero Baird is definitely one of them. Claimed is set in 2030, five years after the Earth is attacked by the menacing aliens known as the Scourge. Earth is saved from another alien race called the Kindred. The Kindred are alien warriors, humanoids, and ones that are bigger or massive when it comes to human males. The Kindred were able to defeat the Scourge and now live in ships above the surface of Earth. They come to Earth for brides since they’re lacking their own females. A human female can even belong to two male Kindreds, where there’s a four week ceremony allowing the Kindred males or one lone male to court his bride. Week one is where he feeds her and caters to her every need. They also sleep in the same bed and can touch. Week two is when the bathe together and some intimate scrub-a-dubbing goes on. Week three is the tasting period. The Kindred male tastes his future bride in whatever way he likes (licky licky that secret area on the female), and week four is where they finally consummate their relationship and bond together (the male attaches himself inside his female with his “mating fist at the base of the Kindred’s shaft which is engaged only during bonding sex with his mate”. This brings to mind the whole barb scenario ala Lora Leigh or JR Ward.) From that they’re committed and married. Baird anxiously waits for his female to claim as his bride. He’s been having dreams about Olivia Waterhouse for a long time. When he was captured and tortured by the Scourge, he thought about her constantly to keep him from going insane, and feels she saved him. Olivia is also having strange erotic dreams of some unknown man. (Take a guess who it could be?). These dreams disturb her because they don’t make any sense. And then when two draft officers come to her home and take her to Baird, she really freaks out. It seems human woman are placed into a draft to be married to a Kindred. Olivia has been drafted as Baird’s chosen bride. Olivia is scared, and rightly so. There’s a good possibility she’ll never see her sister again and her friends because when a human woman is claimed by her Kindred husband, she barely goes back to Earth. Plus since Baird is a Beast Kindred, she knows he’ll be overly possessive, on edge and too big for her to handle. (Poor well-endowed Baird). Baird is so excited to finally claim Olivia, although he knows it will be hard work on his end. And when Olivia is forced to go with him, she’s not receptive to his gruff charms. She tells him she’ll give him his four weeks, but refuses to bond with him. Now Baird has to figure out a way to court Olivia gently and with respect in order for her to fall into love with him and want to stay with him forever. Claimed is an inventive and quirky sci-fi romance with an adorable hero who lacks some social skills, including how to romance a woman. He’s very persuasive with his body in the way that Olivia can barely deny him. Baird is le sex on the alien stick. At no time does Baird overpower Olivia or force her to do what he wants, and that means when they are intimate. He may start something, but leaves it up to Olivia to finish it. Poor Baird walks around frustrated and is cranky at times. He also has some self-esteem issues because he thinks Olivia is scared of him and doesn’t find him handsome. If only he knew how much Olivia is attracted to him, but holds back because the idea of being separated from all she knows and those she loves is something she can’t accept. There are some funny scenes, especially when Olivia tries to learn and navigate the Kindred way of life. When she investigates Baird’s home, she has a few problems, one being a rug in the bathroom that’s more like a human vibrator and a pet of Baird’s that looks like a cuddly teddy bear, but one with fangs for teeth. She also thinks Baird is drugging her into submission with his overpowering sexy scent. The sexual tension between Olivia and Baird is amazing, and Baird enjoys cuddling, taking baths and cooking for Olivia. This is my ideal man. The only down side of Claimed is that it’s too long. There are long passages of internal dialogue from Olivia and shifting back and forth between her sister on Earth and then back on the ship. Also the ending with the Scourge seems tacked on in order to invoke a more emotional response so there can be a believable HEA to cement why Olivia has fallen for Baird. Otherwise, I did enjoy Claimed. It’s a very sexy and sweet story with a close to perfect hero as you can get. Fans of Christine Feehan will like Claimed. I look forward to the future stories in this series and one I recommend you check out.
  • My Third-World Girlfriend on Oct. 28, 2011

    My Third-World Girlfriend is the second short I’ve read by RJ Silver. I really think RJ is a rising star when it comes to adorable, quirky and funny stories. His much praised, The Princess and the Penis isn’t a fluke. My Third-World Girlfriend is well written with an excellent moral to it. Plus, it has a bit of suspense because you don’t know until the very end what will happen to the protagonist, Gary Lankin. Poor Gary can’t get a break when it comes to love. He wants to settle down and find that special woman who won’t hit him in the head with canned yams or find other ways to give him lumps on his head. Gary doesn’t know what he’s doing wrong and it really upsets him because he’s going to end up all alone if he doesn’t get his act together. Gary’s life changes forever when he overhears a group of men talking in the airline lounge at Heathrow airport. Fritz, Hank and Aiden have a sure fire plan to find a woman who won’t control them or clobber them with blunt objects when they misbehave. They’ll find a woman who has low expectations. But before they do that, they’ll head off to Thailand for a little R&R- drinking and sowing their oats. Gary joins his new friends and ends up carousing day and night. One morning after another rough night of oat sowing and binge drinking, a local woman named Kinlaya comes to his aid. She cooks him breakfast and offers him advice. Soon Gary and Kinlaya are spending all their time together and then they move in together. Gary is now “nesting” with Kinlaya and his friends are upset. They think Gary has been whipped by Kinlaya. But Gary loves Kinlaya and she hasn’t tried to bop him over the head or thrown anything at him. But then the Fazis, known as the feminist rights activists, arrive on the scene and Gary and his fellow cohorts are caught in a gender war where they may become casualties. My Third-World Girlfriend is only 30 pages, but well worth the read. I chuckled a few times over the advice and antics Gary is given and finds himself in. Gary is a very sweet, but at times naïve, who just wants to be loved. Unlike his three flavorful friends, Gary has a kind heart. You want to give Gary a hug. The last few pages have an almost on the edge of your seat feel to it because you don’t know what Gary’s fate will be. My Third-World Girlfriend is a sweet story that kept me smiling the entire time I read. RJ Silver may be one of the best self-published authors out there. If he can make such an impression with a story like this and The Princess and the Penis, I can’t wait to see what he can do with a full length story. A publisher really needs to give RJ a writing contract, ASAP. At 99 cent, My Third-World Girlfriend is well worth the price and one story that gave me the warm fuzzies. This really hits home for those who enjoy reading a humorous take on a man’s expectation when it comes to women and love.
  • My Third-World Girlfriend on Oct. 28, 2011

    My Third-World Girlfriend is the second short I’ve read by RJ Silver. I really think RJ is a rising star when it comes to adorable, quirky and funny stories. His much praised, The Princess and the Penis isn’t a fluke. My Third-World Girlfriend is well written with an excellent moral to it. Plus, it has a bit of suspense because you don’t know until the very end what will happen to the protagonist, Gary Lankin. Poor Gary can’t get a break when it comes to love. He wants to settle down and find that special woman who won’t hit him in the head with canned yams or find other ways to give him lumps on his head. Gary doesn’t know what he’s doing wrong and it really upsets him because he’s going to end up all alone if he doesn’t get his act together. Gary’s life changes forever when he overhears a group of men talking in the airline lounge at Heathrow airport. Fritz, Hank and Aiden have a sure fire plan to find a woman who won’t control them or clobber them with blunt objects when they misbehave. They’ll find a woman who has low expectations. But before they do that, they’ll head off to Thailand for a little R&R- drinking and sowing their oats. Gary joins his new friends and ends up carousing day and night. One morning after another rough night of oat sowing and binge drinking, a local woman named Kinlaya comes to his aid. She cooks him breakfast and offers him advice. Soon Gary and Kinlaya are spending all their time together and then they move in together. Gary is now “nesting” with Kinlaya and his friends are upset. They think Gary has been whipped by Kinlaya. But Gary loves Kinlaya and she hasn’t tried to bop him over the head or thrown anything at him. But then the Fazis, known as the feminist rights activists, arrive on the scene and Gary and his fellow cohorts are caught in a gender war where they may become casualties. My Third-World Girlfriend is only 30 pages, but well worth the read. I chuckled a few times over the advice and antics Gary is given and finds himself in. Gary is a very sweet, but at times naïve, who just wants to be loved. Unlike his three flavorful friends, Gary has a kind heart. You want to give Gary a hug. The last few pages have an almost on the edge of your seat feel to it because you don’t know what Gary’s fate will be. My Third-World Girlfriend is a sweet story that kept me smiling the entire time I read. RJ Silver may be one of the best self-published authors out there. If he can make such an impression with a story like this and The Princess and the Penis, I can’t wait to see what he can do with a full length story. A publisher really needs to give RJ a writing contract, ASAP. At 99 cent, My Third-World Girlfriend is well worth the price and one story that gave me the warm fuzzies. This really hits home for those who enjoy reading a humorous take on a man’s expectation when it comes to women and love.
  • The King's Pleasure on Jan. 02, 2012

    When I first started reading romance as a wee little lass, my favorite authors to read were Beatrice Small and Victoria Holt. They wrote the naughtiest slave girl being sexually mastered by the sheik or desert ruler tales I’ve read. Well, Small was more on the erotic side, while Holt was a lot more subtle. When I saw Kitty Thomas had written her own spin on the sex slave girl being owned by a king of some alternate land where the general population is very open with their sexuality, much like the disturbing movie cult classic, Caligula, I decided to give The King’s Pleasure a read. Kitty is known for writing dark and disturbing erotic but The King’s Pleasure seemed more on the lighter side for me, even though Kitty does make a mention that The King's Pleasure is one of the "dirtiest" stories she'd written. The King’s Pleasure is a 34 page short story set in the kingdom of Himeros. Abigail is a poor half-gypsy who sneaks into the newly crowned king’s castle to steal bread for her starving family. Abigail is caught by the king's guard and is about to have her hand cut off when Niall, the king is woken up. He finds this punishment to be too cruel and since he is a more compassionate ruler than his father was, he stops the punishment. Since Niall hasn’t created his own harem of women to satisfy him sexually as is expected, he’ll keep Abigail as his own one woman harem. Abigail is frightened because she was never taught to pleasure men like most of the gypsy women of Himeros have been. She doesn’t understand why the king would be interested in a half-breed gypsy girl like her. But when Niall treats her kindly and makes certain her family is well taken care of, she sacrifices herself and welcomes his tutelage in the arts of sex, lovemaking and other sexual desires and positions. Since Himeros is very open and accepting of sex, and in public. Niall has many festivals where men and women enjoy each other. Niall doesn’t keep Abigail sequestered away in his bedroom for his own pleasure, but is very open in acting on his desire for her. He allows his trusted officials and friends to enjoy Abigail while he watches, but only he has the ultimate say and ownership over Abigail. Abigail is now more open with her sexuality thanks to Niall, even with his sharing. Half way through I was enjoying this sexy tale, although I would have liked more scenes of bedroom play between the king and his innocent thinking slave girl. But then during a Roman orgy type sex party, something described stopped me in my tracks and icked me out. As a reader, I’m very open to most sexual acts described in erotic romance. I can handle BDSM, multiple partners, instruments stuck in places in a person’s body that has no right being inserted, but when bestiality is added into the mix, that’s where I say, no thank you. The King’s Pleasure has a mention of doggy love, and not the type where man’s best friend plays fetch or even snuggles up to his/her owner. It seems here, that man’s best friend is a woman’s best friend thanks to what a dog’s tongue can do for a woman in a not so pleasant and shocking way that really doesn’t fit, but just adds to the sensationalism of the story. Why not decide for yourself if I’m overacting by this excerpt: Abby looked on in horror at the depravity that had been kicked to a new level. Over at one table, two men held a woman’s thighs open while they coaxed a dog to lick between her legs. She screamed, “No, please, stop,” but it was clearly an act, because she was giggling and pressing her mound harder against the dog’s tongue, already approaching her orgasm. Then the men started pouring wine over her breasts and sucking it off, teasing her with threats of even worse things they had in store for her later. “Are you all right, Abigail?” Niall asked as he came closer and wrapped his arms around her. Despite not wanting to coddle her, he was concerned by how she’d take some of the more extreme behaviors. “Aren’t you going to stop that?” She pointed at the woman with the men and dog. “Why? No one is in any danger. The dog isn’t being forced. No one is being hurt.” “It’s just so … gross.” He shrugged, long past too jaded to care about the introduction of animals to the evening’s festivities. It was her first formal orgy; she’d adjust eventually. A few of the foreign guests on their first trip to Himeros would surely go back to report on what barbaric demons they all were, even though it was only one small trio engaging in the activity. People loved to blow things out of proportion.” I realize there’s an audience for everything, even humans who have sex with animals in fiction, but I’m not that open or that understanding as a reader. I see no such reason for Kitty to add this description, even one mentioned in passing. It’s one thing for humans to engage in shocking and disturbing the sex acts because it’s consensual. Even if an animal like a dog, horse, or sheep may seem to be enjoying themselves based on what the author’s describes such as in The King’s Pleasure, it still leaves a bad taste in my mouth. After reading that section, I found I couldn’t continue, so I ended up DNFing The King’s Pleasure and looked for something more innocent in the hopes to bleach my eyes by what I read. Such a shame, because I do feel Kitty has a skill as a writer of erotica, but perhaps it’s best if she leaves the bestiality out of her work. Final Grade: If there was no bestiality, I would have given this a C. The King’s Pleasure was just too short and at times seemed rushed with the action and interaction with Niall and Abigail. Also I felt the price of $2.99 was too high for a 34 page story. Better to be priced at.99 cents.