~Page of Reviews interviews me about TDSOTG with one question! (January 28, 2012)
~Just A Girl Geek reviews TDSOTG (May 1, 2012)
~The Left Hand of Dorkness reviews TDSOTG (June 24 2012)
What Readers Are Saying:
Authors and Celebrities
“Part sassy exposé, part heart-pounding thriller, and all about Mary. THE DARK SIDE OF THE GLASS will drop you into a world where the only thing real is courage. Highly recommended.”
—Julie E. Czerneda, author of RIFT IN THE SKY
“With her love bite to the vampire romance genre, J.M. Frey manages a level of delightful satire and female empowerment that Twilight and its ilk never approach.”
— Liana K. Ed the Sock, I Hate Hollywood, Ed and Red’s Night Party, and FutureCon
“A wryly humorous yet touching romp through the fourth wall!”
–Stephanie Bedwell-Grime, author of The Vampire Next Door
Damn, that was fun!
— Peter Salomon, author of Henry Franks, Flux (September 2012)
The Dark Side of the Glass is a creepy-cool page-turner with many memorable characters. It’s a sexy tale of creator trapped inside creation that’s at times angsty, often hilarious, and will leave you wanting more.
“The Dark Side of the Glass” resides in an unlikely little hollow where PURPLE ROSE OF CAIRO intersects with INTERVIEW WITH THE VAMPIRE. A fun examination of fan obsession and meta analysis of television tropes. Frey excels at bringing a casual, real-person feeling to her narrative tone, conveying her protagonists with genuineness and soul.
With a television obsessed culture, Dark Side of the Glass paints a satirical picture of all things serial, campy, and fan dependant. J.M. Frey casts her lens on the vampire television genre and takes a stab at plot holes, character flaws, and everything else we, as fans, love and hate about our favourite television genre/show(s).
Frey is attempting the daring task of writing an actual “Mary Sue” story about the play between fan-fiction and authorship. It’s a subject that is easily dismissed or mocked, but Frey digs deeper to find a richer story–her Mary Sue comes undone at the end despite her newfound self awareness. I loved the scenes of Mary wielding the power of her mere presence to call out characters on their issues and the realization of her wish-fulfillment stories. Congratulations on what I hope will become a staple book for anyone who has written or read fan fiction.
— James Bambury