Wednesday, February 28, 2018

JD Glass - guest post with praise for his novel ~ X

RELEASE DATE: September 2017
CATEGORIES: LGBTQ/Thriller/Cyber-Punk
ISBN: 978-1976436000
IMPRINT: Black Hawk

KEYWORDS: thriller, techno, cyber, GenX, LGBTQ, Gay, Transgender, racy, psychic, conspiracy, pulp, suspense, sex, naughty

In the fast-paced cyberpunk world of political intrigue and betrayal, sex and surfing, two people must decide to live by the code, even if it requires the ultimate sacrifice. Can Charli and Anna solve for X in time?

In the fast-paced cyberpunk world of political intrigue and betrayal, sex and surfing, two people must decide to live by the code, even if it requires the ultimate sacrifice.

Charli Riven works and plays hard. She’s known as CharliX to the Consortium, a community of coders, hackers, and crackers. When she's leading the code-jockeys, Charli turns her relentless focus to surfing—and to Anna Pendleton, her brilliant colleague: the only person Charli's ever trusted, in or out of bed.

But unknown to Charli is that Anna is a CIA plant, hot on the trail of rogue agent, John Romello. And neither of them knows that Charli is the object of Romello's quest: he believes she and other Gen-Xers hold the genetic key to his new world order. When the system is breached and the waves begin to collapse around them, will Charli and Anna solve for X in time?


X is a modern cyber-thriller from the massively talented author JD Glass. Expert coder Charli Riven is at the top of her game. Known as CharliX to the elite techie community, she's a fiercely intelligent woman who heads a technology team that ensures financial transactions worth billions are securely handled. She's also a passionate surfer, riding the waves in her spare time. She takes her sexual pleasure where she wants it, whether it be from her colleague Anna or a young man she picks up at a party. Charli and Anna's liaison grows more serious with each sexual encounter they have. But their burgeoning love affair is disrupted when ChariX's system is infiltrated by John, a man with an ingenious plot to steal a large amount of money. Someone in Charli's team has betrayed her causing suspicion to abound. Anna is on a secret mission which could create an irreparable rift in her relationship with emotionally-guarded Charli. When Charli herself is kidnapped, John's sinister motives come to light showing that he's not simply after financial gain, but is aiming to instill a whole new world order.

JD Glass has written a clever tense story which tests the boundaries of trust for two high-flying women that develop a unique emotional and sexual bond. Memos and online conversations are interspersed with the story adding realistic dimension to the text. There's a sufficient amount of technical detail to make this tale seem very probable - without being too techie to alienate readers who might not understand the language. Glass writes about sexual scenes incredibly well. She manages to be graphic, emotional and erotic without slipping into the blatantly pornographic. As she did so well in her wonderful coming of age novel Punk Like Me, sexual encounters are a process of discovery for the participants where learning about each other’s bodies forms a tighter emotional bond and achieve a greater amount of pleasure. X is a very entertaining read and I'm excited to see what this multi-talented author produces next. Eric Anderson

JD Glass has done it again! X is not a book for the fainthearted or intellectually lazy. While the sex is hot, the characters are multi-dimensional and complex. What is fascinating about X is its implications in the broader context of gender and power within queer culture and deserves serious attention. It is complicated, intense, and a chilling schema of where the soul of America has gone to. Hold on to your dreams, because X is one hell of a nightmare ride

Merry Gangemi, Host of Woman-Stirred Radio

JD Glass is the author of American Library Association (Stonewall) and Lambda Literary Award (Literature) finalist Punk Like Me, Punk And Zen, Lambda Literary and Ben Franklin Award finalist Red Light, GCLS finalist American Goth, and X; selection editor of GCLS Award winning anthology Outsiders, and listed on the Advocate's Top 100 (2011) for CORE, Vol.1 Iss.1. JD's latest releases are Nocturnes (an erotic collection), Glass Lions, Punk & Zen Pt.1: The ReMix (Extended DJ Cut), Interludes, First Blood, and the forthcoming Punk & Zen Pt. 2: The ReMaster (Deep DJ Cut). Called by some the voice of a generation and the erotic philosopher by others, JD works in often familiar-seeming worlds, with people we know, people like ourselves, people we’d like to meet, and provides powerful stories that allow the reader to rejoice and wonder, stumble and fall, then rejoice victoriously again at the amazing experience of being human.





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