Tuesday, December 23, 2014

Kelli’s Quill - Big End-of-Year Issue


 
Hi everyone!

I hope 2014 was a good year for everyone and you’re all enjoying the holiday season. This month in the Quill, I’m giving readers year-end recap and links to great stuff! Let’s get started…



Dangerous Indenture
Eager to escape her past in Ireland, Shauna Farrow signs on to become an indentured servant to Joshua Stewart, a wealthy man in Pennsylvania Colony. But a life of servitude quickly turns to drudgery, and her hopes for starting over and creating a better life for herself are waning—until she meets her master’s roguish son, Ashton. 

Shauna fights her growing attraction to Ashton, torn between propriety and acting on her emotions. But amidst their flirting, something dark stirs. Shauna soon discovers why no other servants will work for the strange Stewart family.

Dangerous Indenture is available in ebook format from:






Best of 2014…Links
Kelli did lots of guest blogs and interviews in 2014. Here are the “best” of the list. (Want to read more? Visit the News & Links section of her site: www.KelliWilkins.com)




Dangerous Indenture:  Love Lust & Lipstick Read of the Week: http://lovelustandlipstickstains.blogspot.co.uk/2014/05/reads-of-week.html




HORROR STORIES

In 2014, Kelli had three horror stories published in anthologies. Here’s a recap:

Kelli’s ghost story, “Thursday Night Bingo” (originally titled “The Ghost in the Green Dress”) was published in Sekhmet Press’s Wrapped in White horror anthology. This collection of thirteen tales of spectres, ghosts, and spirits was released in March. Order your copy here:


Her seasonal story, “Home for Halloween” appears in the Moon Shadows horror anthology. This tale of two brothers reunited for Halloween showcases the best elements of this special holiday. Order your copy here: 

Amazon: http://www.amazon.com/dp/B00N232UEG

Barnes & Noble: http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/moon-shadows-veronica-moore/1120220708?ean=2940046127171

Look for Kelli’s mystery story, “Diamonds” in issue #14 of Sherlock Holmes Mystery Magazine. In this story, a sneaky thief gets more than he bargains for. Order your copy here: http://www.amazon.com/Sherlock-Holmes-Mystery-Magazine-14/dp/1479404195/ref=sr_1_1?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1415032812&sr=1-1&keywords=sherlock+holmes+mystery+magazine+14


Wilkins on the Web
Kelli recently created a Facebook author page. Drop by & Like it. She posts excerpts, book summaries, links and more: https://www.facebook.com/AuthorKelliWilkins

And her site recently underwent a makeover. Same url: www.KelliWilkins.com great new look!



Peering into 2015
A lot of people have asked me what I’m working on and want to know what they can expect in 2015. Although I have nothing concrete finished, I am busy with several projects. 

Currently, I’m writing a book on… how to write. (Don’t worry, it won’t be a boring English-class-type book.) It will include a lighthearted approach to the basics of storytelling, creating characters, and plotting, plus writing tips, and fun exercises. 

After that, I’ll be revising a full-length historical romance (an untitled Western set in Nebraska). And I have several ideas for more contemporary, historical, and gay romances.

I’m also writing a few horror short stories– so I think I have my work cut out for me in 2015!


Have a comment or question? Want to make a suggestion for next year’s newsletter? Contact me via my site, blog, or Facebook page. 

Enjoy the rest of 2014. See you next year!
Kelli

Thursday, December 18, 2014

The Viking's Witch - paranormal erotic romance





Hi everyone!

Today I'm sharing a quick recap of my Medallion Press historical romance, The Viking's Witch. The book won a gold IPPY award for best erotic romance ebook and received dozens of really great reviews!

Here's the summary, a few fantastic reviews, and some links to fun stuff!


About to be burned at the stake by her fellow villagers, Odaria does what any betrayed witch facing certain death would do. She calls down a curse. Within seconds, rampaging Norsemen raid the village, capturing everyone except her.

But her reprieve is short-lived, and Odaria lands in the clutches of the Norse leader Rothgar. Can she remain true to herself and fight her growing attraction to this domineering man, or will she fall under his influence and be used for his ambitions?

After Rothgar witnesses Odaria’s powers firsthand, he strikes a bargain with her. The raven-haired beauty will use her magical abilities to help him with his quest in exchange for safe passage off the isle. But can this cunning woman be trusted, or is she using him to exact vengeance on her village?

Together they must fight bloodthirsty villagers, battle a mutinous band of Norsemen, find a missing Norse ship, and learn to trust each other . . . before time is up.

 Great Reviews...
“5 stars! I enjoyed this book from the Viking era! A must read! Kelli’s writing is flawless and beautiful, her world building is amazing, and you can literally “see” this world as it was back in that era. This book was full of excitement and twist and turns that I did not see coming. Overall I loved this book, and highly recommend it.” - Michelle Lynn, ConciseReviews
“5 stars! Loved it! The Viking's Witch is a great read penned with strong characters. I was totally engrossed within the tale and cannot wait for her next book. A must read for all who love the paranormal, historical fantasy genre.” Susan P., My Cozie Corner Book Reviews

“5 stars! This was a really, really, really good book! Really enjoyed reading it, just sped right through it. Odaria and Rothgar were, from an outsider's perspective, really funny together, they kept riling each other up, accidentally, of course, but that caused some really major arguments, which really spiced the novel up. The Viking's Witch was a really good book; a fantastic read with wonderful characters, so you really should check it out! Read it!!!” - Louisa P., Words I Write Crazy

“4.50 stars! Reviewer Top Pick! The Viking’s Witch is a fantastic novel. It is extremely fast moving, and the story is beautiful and scary and all around wonderful. It’s not often that I can sit down and start a book of this length one night and finish it in its entirety the following day. This is a novel that I would recommend for anyone seeking a splendid adventure, or a scorching, heartwarming romance destined to set many hearts aflame. This is a truly fantastic book. Take a trip with a Viking and see what happens. It’s definitely worth the trip.” - Hitherandthee, Night Owl Romance Reviews




Don’t miss a fun Q&A with Rothgar, the sexy hero from my spicy historical romance, The Viking’s Witch:



Read about my IPPY-winning historical romance, THE VIKING’S WITCH, in the January issue of “Cocktails” magazine: http://cocktailsmagazine.wix.com/fictionandgossip




Don’t miss my BlogTalk Radio Interview – I talked about the writing life, my new romance books, marketing, promotion & more: http://www.blogtalkradio.com/coachdeb/2014/11/18/award-winning-romance-author-kelli-a-wilkins


Next week, I'll be sharing my December newsletter on the blog. It'll be my last blog of 2014 - wow! 
What's in store for next year? A 2014 romance recap, lots of links, interviews, and news about my new writing projects.
Until next time,
Kelli