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Wet Nails

4.04  ·  Rating details ·  113 ratings  ·  34 reviews
Lonely grad student Adina Greenberg is in for a treat when the glamorous ghost of Rose Hamilton, her favorite 1950s Hollywood actress, comes out of the television to give her a manicure and great sex. This story explores contrasting versions of bisexuality: Adina's open preference for women vs. the closets and dangers of Rose's era.
Kindle Edition, 23 pages
Published December 25th 2016
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Shira Glassman It was in an anthology and everyone got the same cover. No connection whatsoever. I'm sorry about that! There's a great picture here if you want to…moreIt was in an anthology and everyone got the same cover. No connection whatsoever. I'm sorry about that! There's a great picture here if you want to see (worksafe)

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Shira Glassman
Feb 28, 2016 added it  ·  (Review from the author)
This is what I'd have as a cover in the ideal world, but it was part of an anthology so they gave me a generic cover instead. (Edited to add that now I have a nice and sapphic cover finally!)

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Grad student Adina Greenberg is indulging in a movie marathon one lonely Friday night, when she has a unexpected erotic encounter with her all time favorite (and long dead) idol Rose Hamilton. The glamorous movie star crawls out of her tv set (no, not as creepy as in The Ring) and treats the baffled Adina to a manicure. A manicure that soon turns into something more. Does Adina have a real time hook-up with a ghost or is it just a fantasy? She decides not to care too much about that :-)

M. Hollis
Mar 12, 2017 rated it really liked it
Shelves: lgbqtia, 2017reads
Nice and short story with adorable characters and hot smut! Loved it.
Justina Johnson
Oct 24, 2015 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: f-f, paranormal, romantic
This is a delightfully enchanting dream or possible fabrication. Nevertheless, it feels real, it looks real, and it fascinates and beguiles in a manner that I sensed was totally tenable. I was captivated by the movie star from the 1950s who beguilingly makes a convincing and credible manifestation in the apartment of an over-the-top fan who is a scientist working toward her doctorate. This short story is a winner. Do enjoy!

Adina Greenberg is a tad lonely, partially due to her sexual orientation.
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rep: bi mcs, minor Vietnamese character

- Shira Glassman is a prolific f/f author and this is the first Ive read by them 💀
- Im not a fan of ghost stories but getting to have sex with the celebrity who was responsible for your gay awakening sounds amazing
- Some of the writing during the sex scenes was weird, like her tongue is a dancing fairy on my thighs, but it was just a short novella with one sex scene and a meet cute at the end
Kayla Bashe
Jan 31, 2016 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
i never thought i'd be calling erotica "cute," but here we are. a young scientist is flustered but very enthusiastic when the ghost of her favorite dead celebrity starts hitting on her. also the scientist has a problem with skin-picking but it's not some Big Angsty Deal or anything, and that's chill af
Wet Nails by Shira Glassman is an erotic short ghost story. It opens with Adina Greenberg watching an old movie featuring her favourite actress, Rose Hamilton. When she pauses the movie, Adina is shocked to see Rose come out of the TV and is delighted when the actress gives her a manicure and the night of her life.

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Sep 03, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Shira Glassman's books are like lovely little truffles. They are perfect to enjoy between larger works, but still should be savored individually. This was no exception. It was a lovely little vignette, that explored (a little) the difference in attitudes between the Golden Age and the present.
mina reads™️
Jun 19, 2018 rated it liked it
Shelves: lgbtq, contemporary, adult, wlw
3.5 this was cute
RoAnna Sylver
Dec 08, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: reviews
Thank you for enjoying my movies so much. You know, I only appear like this for my fans. Youre what keeps me alive. A movie stars only dead if shes run out of fans, not when she draws her last breath.

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Sweet, short, nostalgic, with some casual and appreciated nicely-surprising dermatillomania rep. This is a fun little peek at a fantasy a lot of us have probably had at one point or another - our favorite actor (or character) somehow stepping out of the TV screen and into our lives. What would
Highly recommended. Read it if you like sweet and spicy f/f erotica where consent is freely given and both ladies have a lovely time. Read it if you want to see a positive portrayal of bisexuality. Read it if you've ever wanted a feel good ghost story that will make your heart pound and your secret places tingle. Read it if you want to read a story about Jewish women loving women by a Jewish woman. Read it if you've ever crushed on Nefretiri from The Ten Commandments (her actress was the ...more
Mar 13, 2018 rated it really liked it
You should read this book if you like;

*F/F sex
*Bi rep
*Hot smut and domestic scenes
*Sexy and lovely characters
*Meet cute

Come on, Wet Nails is great, pick it up
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Hot damn. This was a really original (and sexy) short starring a grad student who studies potatoes. Everything about this was exactly my jam, from the STEM lady to the sapphic sex scene to the ending that left me wanting more. I hope Shira Glassman writes some kind of sequel/companion to this because I'd love to read more about Adina.
Jennifer Linsky
Dec 06, 2017 rated it really liked it
More of a short story than even a novella, this is none-the-less excellent -- as may be expected from Shira Glassman. I do wish that she'd taken events further, explored how the ghost was able to enter her life, perhaps raised the stakes a bit more before the ultimate resolution.
Jan 05, 2020 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: ff
Short and fun.
Medeia Sharif
Jul 23, 2018 rated it it was amazing
This was an interesting and unique ghost story. I can't say I've read anything like it before. Glassman has quite a range, which I've learned from reading her other tales.
Mar 21, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Sweet fluffy story that turns explicit quite suddenly, so be prepared!
Naomi Tajedler
Feb 20, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Woohee *fans self* so perfect!
Katie Kelsey
Jun 30, 2017 rated it it was amazing

A lovely short story I find myself returning to over and over again. Well worth the dollar! A must-read for all sapphic ladies ;)
Oct 27, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: queer-fiction
Thoroughly enjoyable short f/f (bi) erotica, would recommend for a nice romp.
Rachel Hill
Jan 20, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Great story!

Currently obsessed with Shira's writing and this one didn't dissapoint. Cute and super hot and I loved that ending. Sequel?
Mar 15, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Short, cute and sexy!
Mar 25, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I did expect this to be hot, but I didn't expect it to be adorable. So glad I read it! Adina is a loveable dork, Rose is beautiful and funny, and their story charmed me completely. Nice ending, too.
Kellum Jeffries
Sep 03, 2018 rated it it was amazing
I've never read a not manicure story before! Whew.
Emma Lindhagen
Feb 27, 2017 rated it really liked it
Shelves: erotica, queer
This was a nice little short, sexy and funny. I like how it had a very slice-of-life feel even though the premise is obviously supernatural. Thumbs up, have a read!
Okay first, not really part of the review, but -- I did not know there was a name for the nervously-picking-at-the-skin-around-your-nails thing! I do that! And I thought it was just a weird habit that meant I left awkward dates hiding the blood running down my hand. But, no -- the main character here has dermatillomania, which I never knew was a thing. So cool to know.

Anyway, this is another adorable sweet short (very, very short) story from Shira Glassman. Don't ask me how she's managed to make
Lydia Andres
Sweet, sexy, with a lovely ending.
Apr 11, 2017 rated it really liked it
Cute little ghost story!
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Shira Glassman is a bisexual Jewish violinist passionately inspired by German and French opera and Agatha Christie novels.

She lives in north central Florida, where the alligators are mostly harmless because they're too lazy to be bothered.

A note on my reviewing style: I read lots of books, but writing reviews is work and I only really do them to endorse books that I enjoyed enough to signal boost.

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“I can’t stop picking at them. Even when it makes me bleed. I know I need to stop, but it’s almost a compulsion. I’m so used to it hurting when I put lemons or limes in my drink; I don’t even notice it anymore. The fifty dollar word for it is dermatillomania,” 1 likes
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