Tuesday, October 24, 2017

Kelli’s Quill - Haunted October 2017 Issue

Hi everyone! It's the most wonderful time of the year again (at least for me!). I'm celebrating all things Halloween with a look at my paranormal romances & giving out a few treats. 

New Paranormal Romance Release

My paranormal comedy, Beauty & the Bigfoot, was released in late September. It's an unusual look at the legend of Bigfoot and blends the paranormal with humor, drama, and spicy love scenes. (If you think you know how it ends, think again!)

Beauty & the Bigfoot
Can true love exist between the species?

Tara’s world is anything but normal. Her father is known as the resident crackpot – just because he’s on a personal mission to catch a Sasquatch. Despite all of the “Bigfoot evidence” cluttering their house, Tara never really believed in Bigfoot – until the day her father brought him home.

She affectionately names her father’s prized catch ‘Joe’ and discovers there’s something oddly familiar – and erotic – about him. With a media circus descending on her father’s ranch and a showdown brewing with the local sheriff, Tara risks her life to save Joe.
When Tara finally succumbs to her animalistic urges, she learns that Joe is not exactly who – or what – he seems. Joe is more than a Sasquatch – he’s her soul mate!

Order Beauty & the Bigfoot here:

More Paranormal Romances

Don’t miss Kelli’s other paranormal romances, Confessions of a Vampire’s Lover, The Viking’s Witch, and Killer in Wolf’s Clothing. Here are the book summaries & links:

Confessions of a Vampire’s Lover is a different type of romance. For starters, the novella is told in the first person from the hero’s point of view. The story also makes use of a setting where you don’t normally find vampires—the beach! 

Confessions of a Vampire’s Lover

The moment Brian spotted Anya sitting on the moonlit beach, he was hooked. Beautiful, smart, and sexy, Anya was the girl of his dreams. She didn’t mind that he spent the hot summer days riding the ocean waves, because once the sun set, he belonged to her—all night long!

Everything is perfect between them—until Brian discovers Anya’s shocking secret. Can Brian give up the sun, sand, and surf to be with the woman he loves?

Read Brian’s first-hand account of their unusual love story in… Confessions of a Vampire’s Lover.

Order your copy here:

B&N: http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/confessions-of-a-vampires-lover-kelli-a-wilkins/1017484568  

Killer in Wolf’s Clothing is a fun look at the werewolf legend and blends mystery, danger, humor, and sizzling love scenes. 

Killer in Wolf’s Clothing
A super aggressive Alpha male, a serial killer, and a visit to a kinky sex club… What has Larry gotten himself into?

When Larry learns that his boyfriend Greg changes into another man during the full moon, he has a hard time accepting it—until he meets Deke, Greg’s alternate Alpha personality.

Deke doesn’t play nice and has no time for games. He only wants two things—to get laid and to get revenge against the arsonist who murdered his friends. Finally free from Greg’s restraints, Deke is ready for action, and Larry is more than willing to submit to Deke’s needs.

Together, Larry and Deke set out to find the killer. Their hunt takes them to an all-night Alpha sex club where things heat up for the two of them. But when Larry unwittingly falls into the clutches of the murderer, it’s up to Deke—and Greg—to save him before it’s too late. 

Order Killer in Wolf’s Clothing here:

Set in Scotland, The Viking’s Witch is a great blend of spicy romance and paranormal elements. It has received excellent reviews and won a Gold IPPY award.

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. 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.

Order The Viking’s Witch Here:

Are you ready to be scared? Don’t miss Kelli’s horror stories, Dead Til Dawn and Kropsy’s Curse

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.
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Beware of 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 Halloween-themed 1500 word short story is a cautionary tale about playing with a Ouija board in a graveyard.

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Kelli’s short horror fiction has appeared in several anthologies. Visit her Amazon author page www.amazon.com/author/kelliwilkins or site www.KelliWilkins.com to see all her terrifying tales.

A Few Treats! Guest Blogs & More…

Read about the making of Beauty & the Bigfoot. Post includes a fun excerpt! https://celticladysreviews.blogspot.com/2017/09/beauty-bigfoot-by-kelli-awilkins.html

Kelli discusses creating secondary characters that shine! http://beverleybateman.blogspot.ca/2017/09/kelli-wilkins-talks-about-secondary.html

Guest Author Day with Kelli A. Wilkins - Kelli discusses creating a Rough Road to a HEA! https://dawnsreadingnook.blogspot.com/2017/09/guest-author-day-with-kelli-wilkins.html

Read about the making of Kelli’s spicy contemporary romance, Trust with Hearts: http://anastasiapollack.blogspot.com/2017/09/book-club-friday-guest-author-kelli.html

Two great reviews for Kelli’s historical romance, LOVING A WILD STRANGER. Post includes links to excerpts & more: http://kelliwilkinsauthor.blogspot.com/2017/08/reviewers-love-loving-wild-stranger.html

Kelli’s Corner
This month I’m sharing a treat! Here’s an excerpt from my interview with Patrick C. Greene, as we discuss writing horror and more…

Hi Kelli! Thank you for joining me today. Let’s kick off this interview with the most important question. Have you ever encountered a ghost?

Yes, I’ve had plenty of supernatural or paranormal encounters with spirits. My husband and I like to explore creepy old places (historical houses, castles, battlefields, etc.), whether or not they’re reputed to be haunted. Sometimes we come across spirits, sometimes not. Our travels have taken us all over: the UK, Gettysburg, Alcatraz, Eastern State Prison, local historical sites, and hundreds more I can’t even remember.

Sometimes we get a “feel” that there’s someone around and other times we’ve heard things that have no rational explanation such as voices, footsteps, and we’ve even seen a few apparitions. There are too many to go into details on all of them, but I wrote about seeing my husband’s deceased dog in the anthology Departed Pets. When I first saw the dog standing in front of me, I didn’t think much of it. He looked like he always did. Then a minute later I remembered that the dog had been dead for a few weeks.

These things don’t scare me or freak me out. I think they’re interesting. A lot of people have ghost stories, but most of them are reluctant to open up about what they’ve experienced.

What’s the most shocking book or story you’ve ever read?
I’ve read a lot of things that have stuck with me for one reason or another. The first horror story I ever remember scaring me (and still sticks with me) is “Wendigo’s Child” by Thomas F. Monteleone. It was in an anthology for children called Monster Tales: Vampires, Werewolves, & Things. I read it when I was in grade school. Anyone who has read it understands the last line. “It was looking up at him.”

Read the rest of the interview here:

Want more? Read another horror-themed interview here: https://www.killionslade.com/author-interview-kelli-wilkins-thursday-night-bingo/

I hope you enjoyed this issue of the Quill. Please share it with your social media friends. I welcome feedback and questions from readers, so drop me a line with your comments. 

Happy Haunting!


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