Tuesday, December 15, 2015

Kelli’s Quill Newsletter - Welcome Winter Issue!

Hi everyone,

I hope you’re all enjoying the holiday season! This month, I’m sharing news about a special December book sale, spotlighting reviews for my two horror ebooks, and looking ahead into 2016…
Let’s get started!

For the entire month of December, my Medallion Press romance, Dangerous Indenture, is on sale for only $.99 across all platforms! Dangerous Indenture is a spicy historical/mystery set in Pennsylvania Colony in the early 1700s. Here’s the summary:

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.

Stewart House has an unsavory reputation: a previous servant died there under mysterious circumstances. When another servant goes missing in the middle of the night, Shauna is convinced that a member of the family is responsible.

When Shauna’s investigation leads her too close to the truth, it’s up to Ashton to save her before time runs out.
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If you love historical romances, don’t miss my other Medallion Press romance, 

The Viking’s Witch
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…

True fans of the horror genre know that spooky stories are NOT reserved just for October! Don’t miss these creepy horror shorts:
Kropsy’s Curse
Late one Halloween night, two young boys venture into a secluded graveyard in the hopes of conjuring up a spirit. Although Kyle is skeptical and would rather be home eating candy and watching horror movies, he reluctantly goes along with Jerry’s plan. He doesn’t believe Ouija boards work—until this one starts spelling out a message…
This 1500-word short story is a cautionary tale about playing with a Ouija board in a graveyard and is only $.99 on Kindle: http://www.amazon.com/Kropsys-Curse-Kelli-Wilkins-ebook/dp/B014IAH848/ref=sr_1_1?s=digital-text&ie=UTF8&qid=1440681198&sr=1-1

Spend a night in the land of the dead with Dead Til Dawn
Disturbing the dead doesn’t prove you’re brave – it proves you’re stupid.
After touring Gettysburg battlefield, Jessica, Tim, and Steve decide to sneak out to the Devil’s Den for some late-night fun. Jessica’s friend Kathy objects, and warns them about trespassing where they’re not wanted.

Undaunted by ghost stories and fueled by his own arrogance, Tim races toward the Devil’s Den. When the group drives through mysterious battlefield fog, they find themselves surrounded by Civil War soldiers looking for a little fun of their own.

Kathy leaves the others to fend for themselves and flees to Little Round Top. Although she’s rescued by a kindhearted Union solider named Charlie, she refuses to believe that what she’s experiencing is real. As the nighttime battle rages on, Charlie introduces Kathy to other weary soldiers, and she quickly realizes she’s trapped in the land of the dead until dawn.
Love Halloween-themed horror? Don’t miss Moon Shadows! It’s a collection of 17 tales of terror that take place on and around Halloween. My seasonal story, “Home for Halloween” appears in this horror anthology. This tale of two brothers reunited for Halloween showcases the best elements of this special holiday.


Fallen Over Book Reviews gives Kropsy’s Curse 5 Goblets!
“Wow short and perfect. You have two boys who on a Halloween night want to conjure up the ghost of Kropsy using a Ouija board, will the ghost visit them or is it something that is a dud? The characters are well developed in such a few pages that the author did a great job with it. The description of the cemetery and the fear you could get from Kyle was spot on. I know not to mess with a Ouija board but do you?”

Book-o-Craze gives Kropsy’s Curse 4 stars! Read the review here:

Fallen Over Book Reviews gives Dead Til Dawn 5 Goblets!
“I have to say this was a good ghost story. Gave me the chills a bit and makes me not want to visit anywhere where a battle has taken place. It does make you wonder if there are ghosts out there from battles long ago who cannot move and still live the battle every day. The author did a great job with descriptions and the characters. I hope the author keeps up with the ghost stories because she does a great job with them.”

In spring 2016 I’m planning a re-release of my Royal Desires trilogy. This series of historical/fantasy romances is comprised of A Most Unusual Princess, Dalton’s Temptation, and The Pauper Prince. The books will be re-edited, re-titled, and released exclusively on Amazon Kindle with hot new covers. Stay tuned to my social media updates and my blog for more information.

I’ve been hard at work on my third Medallion Press historical romance, Lies, Love, and Redemption. It’s set for a September 2016 release, and I’ll be sharing more details as they become available.

Next month, I’m devoting the Quill to a 2015 flashback – highlighting my writing book, links, and more!
I hope you’ve enjoyed this issue of Kelli’s Quill. I like hearing from readers and other writers, so contact me with questions or comments on my site or via social media. 

And as you go about your holiday shopping this year, don’t forget about our furry friends. Thousands of cats and dogs are awaiting forever homes in animal shelters. If you’re not ready to adopt a pet, you can still help. Why not pick up a few cans of dog or cat food, toys, cat litter, or other items and donate them to your local shelter or rescue organization? Every little bit helps! 

Best wishes for a happy, healthy, and safe rest of 2015!

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