Wednesday, December 29, 2010

Top 15 of 2010!

I'm elated and honored to see The Venom of Vipers listed among the other fine books and authors as one of the top 15 books of 2010 at the Journal of Always!

Tuesday, December 28, 2010

3-star review of The Kinshield Legacy

Writers don't usually like seeing fewer than 4 stars for their precious darlings, but in the case of The Kinshield Legacy, I was glad when Google Alerts notified me of this review:

Often, too many 4- and 5-star reviews will make readers suspicious, thinking these reviews were all written by the author's friends or relatives. When a 1- or 2- or 3-star review turns up, it gives more legitimacy to the overall rating. In this case, however, the reviewer hasn't (yet?) posted the review to Amazon or, so it's not affecting the overall score (4.7 4.8* on Amazon, 5.0 on BN), so I figured I'd try to spread word about it myself.

Although it's "only" a 3-star review, it's a good one. The reviewer liked the book, writing, "This is a solid light epic fantasy, if that's not too much of a contradiction in terms.  It's nothing ground-shaking or mind-blowing, but I enjoyed reading it, and I had trouble putting it down by the end." She finished by calling it an entertaining good book. What author wouldn't be happy with that? I am!

*shortly after posting this, another 5-star review was posted on Amazon!

Monday, December 13, 2010

Journal of Always reviews The Venom of Vipers

A while back, I queried author and book reviewer, Robert Duperre, about doing a review for Venom. Like most established reviewers, he was swamped, but he graciously agreed to add my book to his long list and said it might be December before he got to it. Luckily for me, that was great timing since the book wouldn't be out until Dec 1, and I had a Kindle Nation Daily sponsorship scheduled for Dec 14. As with any review request where I'm eager to see the result, I waited with great anticipation for him to finish. Rob teased me with a few comments, like "I'm really enjoying it so far" and "I'm done reading," but I didn't see his review until he posted it publicly on his web site, Journal of Always.

It had me in tears. Literally. Read it to find out why. After the review, Rob interviewed me about the book and writing in general. You can read the interview here.

Thursday, December 09, 2010

Two new reviews

Reviews seem to be coming in every couple days lately, which is thrilling beyond measure.

The Kinshield Legacy received an incredible 4-star review at Among other things, the reviewer wrote, "It's difficult to believe that this could possible be KC May's first novel, if I didn't know I would have said she had been writing for years." He called it, "a beautifully crafted fantasy work that works so well, perfect escapism and highly recommended."

The Venom of Vipers received another 5-star review at Amazon, Goodreads & Smashwords (by the same reviewer). He started by writing, "What a fantastic sci-fi thriller from an independent author."

I'm absolutely ecstatic that the books are so well-received. Thank you, dear readers!

Monday, December 06, 2010

Wonderful new review of Venom

If it weren't for Google Alerts, I might not have seen this one pop up as soon as I did. I'm ecstatic that the reviewer over at enjoyed the story as much as she did! Get a load of this:

"The Venom of Vipers is a fast paced read with an interesting kick, exciting characters, and a unique story. I really enjoyed the pace and the believability of a future time and place in our possible history. In addition to being a futuristic thriller with a bizarre twist, the book is a great read that will keep you turning the pages and following the characters."

Read the full review at

She was kind enough to post this as a 5-star review on Amazon, Goodreads, and Shelfari, too! This makes the fifth (out of five) 5-star review for Venom so far.

Thursday, December 02, 2010

Another 5-star review for Venom!

On his blog, Kindle Books Reviewed, Greg reviewed The Venom of Vipers. He begins by writing, "When I started reading K.C. May’s The Venom of Vipers, I wasn’t quite sure what to expect. The book does not fit neatly into a specific genre. It has a little science fiction, a little mystery, and a little thriller aspects to it. May neatly combines elements of those genres to develop her story that stands out in its own right." Read the rest at

Indie Books Blog

The Kinshield Legacy and I are featured today on the Indie Books Blog!

Wednesday, December 01, 2010

The Venom of Vipers - SciFi - $2.99

Ryder wants to be more than a lab rat; he wants to be free. Katie wants him to save the world. Purists want him dead.

I am thrilled to announce the release of my latest novel, The Venom of Vipers, a science fiction story about a genetically engineered human subspecies.

A supervirus threatens to wipe out the human population.

The only hope for the future is a cure hidden inside Ryder Stone. Created in a lab and brutalized, betrayed and hated by humans, Ryder yearns for freedom. On the outside, a group of human genetic purists want him dead.

When Katie Marsh, a brilliant young geneticist, discovers his secret, she must fight to protect Ryder, gain his trust...and convince him to save humanity before the purists destroy them both.

This 89,000-word science fiction has been called "captivating" and "compelling." Check out its first three reviews at Motherlode, KindleBooksReviewed and Readers Favorite.

It's available in ebook formats ($2.99USD) at
and in paperback ($9.99USD) at