Tuesday, August 8, 2017

Cat Pics that Make You Say "Awww."

Every time I see a cute picture of a cat or a puppy or a baby (especially if it comes with a funny line), I have to copy it. My computer is filled with these adorable pics. 

Here are my faves:

Put your paws in the air.

That is just too adorable.



I love the look of sweet bliss on the kitten's face. 

This is the image that started my collection. I want this kitten. It is so darn cute.



 I don't know why, but lately I've had an obsession with white cats. I guess it started when I got one. I love that fluffy white fur.

This one is funny to me because I can't keep my cat out of boxes.

I didn't think this one was that funny, but the cat is using the computer. That makes it worth saving.

Next time maybe I'll do funny and adorable puppy pics.

Friday, July 28, 2017

For the First Time Ever in the History of the World

For the first time ever (as far as I know) YOU, the reader get to decide who the hero winds up with in the end. We have two interesting girls in Dani and Scarlet. They both bring something different to the table.

Trick has been crushing on Dani since she moved in next door. She is his fantasy girl--but he knows girls like Dani don't wind up with boys like him. He's in trouble more often than not, rides his motorcycle way to fast, and he kills vampires in his spare time.

Scarlet has been his best friend for years. He can count on her to always be there for him, but he doesn't want to be romantically involved with her. He's never even thought of her in that way... well, until he finds out she's in love with him.

How can you take part in this unique opportunity?

1. Read the book. You can find 4-Ever Hunted HERE

2. Vote. Join the 4-Ever Hunted group on Facebook and vote HERE


Thursday, July 27, 2017

Release Day!!!

Available now: 4-Ever Hunted

Born with dark magic in his veins that is slowly killing him... Trick enjoys a reckless lifestyle.


He rides his motorcycle too fast, plays rock music while fighting vampires, and has a talent for making girls mad, especially Dani Foster. The girl-next-door has caught all of his most embarrassing moments. She wants nothing to do with him. So he watches out for her from a distance, protects her from monsters she doesn't know exist.

Two strangers offer a solution to his impending-death problem. He can beat fate by becoming what he hates most: a vampire. Trick is sure he'd rather die. Then Dani begins to look at him in a way that makes his heart race. She brings hope into his life.

Can he do it? Can he become the thing he fears for the promise of love?

If you have KU, you can download it for free.


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Excerpt:

The last person he should be kissing was about to be in his arms. They might have already gone too far. If he couldn’t pull back and convince himself that he felt nothing for her, he’d have to pick someone else to pin his psychological well-being on.
Her hand slid up his chest and curved around his neck. She applied slight pressure to bring his face down a few inches to hers. Arguments against kissing her evaporated. All he could think about was what her mouth would feel like beneath his.
He lowered his face.
But he made a final decision to let her control the kiss.
His heartbeat quickened as his mind went on a crazy trip. What sort of kiss did she want to give him? How long would it last? Would she regret it afterward?
Her closed mouth pressed against his for several seconds, long enough for him to compare the kiss to ones already received.
Unlike the other girls he’d locked lips with, she took it slow. She didn’t seem to be in a hurry to reach some unknown destination that would leave him in the dust. Her lips, full and soft, opened after a moment, startling him.
The tip of her tongue briefly touched his in a shocking moment that left him rattled.
Then it was over.
Although he’d been kissed many times, possibly hundreds, this was the one he’d remember into his old age. It was twisted, forbidden yet needful, hard yet soft, sweet yet passionate.
She took a step back and stared into his eyes as if daring him to comment. A strange glint appeared in hers, shards of simmering anger.
Her hand slid down his bare chest to the talisman. She wrapped the chain around her fingers as her narrowed gaze dared him to stop her. A hard tug caught him off guard. The chain broke against the back of his neck. He’d worn it day and night since he’d been abandoned by his father, never taking it off.
And now it was gone, just like that, and so was she.
She went inside and closed the sliding terrace door. For a moment, they gazed at each other through the glass. She probably thought he was staring at her with a stunned expression like a deer caught in headlights. She probably thought he was upset over her taking his necklace… but he had other problems.

The second the chain had snapped, he remembered something better off forgotten.

Tuesday, July 25, 2017

10 Funniest Memes

These are 10 of my funniest memes from Facebook. Let's see if they get you rolling on the floor with laughter... or at least smiling.

These are in no particular order by the way. I love watching The Walking Dead, and Daryl is my favorite character, so this is a good meme.


I hate smurfs, so this makes me laugh.


Those little kittens are adorable. So, no, I don't really think this one is that funny. But it makes me go, "Aw."


Sheldon is hilarious. I can't get enough memes with him sitting in different weird places with "My spot" written beneath.


This one made me laugh cause it's silly. If someone wants to pay my bills, let them.


I am a huge fan of The Office.


This one is funny because it's true.

Another one that is so true. 

 I did! I loved vampires before it was cool. Hey, have you read my Vampires Rule books yet or 4-ever Hunted?


Love watching Loki, and this one is also true.


If you were counting, this is number 11 just because. lol



Tuesday, July 11, 2017

Cover Reveal

Cover Reveal: 4-Ever Hunted 
Born with dark magic flowing through his veins that is slowly killing him... Trick enjoys a reckless lifestyle.

 He rides his motorcycle too fast, plays rock music when battling vampires, and has a talent for making girls mad, especially Dani Foster. The girl next door has caught all of his most-embarrassing moments. She wants nothing to do with him. So he watches out for her from afar, protects her from the monsters she doesn’t know exist.

Two strangers offer a solution. He can beat fate by becoming the thing he hates most, a vampire. Trick is sure he’d rather die. But then Dani begins to look at him in a way that makes his heart race. She brings hope into his life.


Can he do it? Can he become the thing he fears for the promise of love?

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Bio: Kasi Blake learned how to read before she even started to school, and she's had a book in her hand ever since. Becoming a writer seemed to be the next logical step. She loves books, but her biggest obsession is the show Supernatural. If you speak to her for more than ten minutes, she will turn you into a Supernatural junkie. Her other interests include nail painting, yoga, shopping, and chocolate. She lives on a farm with a dog, two cats, too many cows to count, chickens, and some ducks.

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Monday, May 29, 2017

Limited Time Sale

THE PURGATORY REIGN SERIES 

by LM Preston




About PURGATORY REIGN
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Something evil this way comes, unfortunately for it, Peter Saints is waiting. Seventeen-year-old Peter Saints' life stinks. But things are about to get much worse. First, his parents are murdered in front of him. Then another victim dies in his arms.

Visions plague Peter with warnings that something wants him for a sinister cause. It desires the one thing that Peter refuses to give - his blood.

On the run with Angel, a scruffy kid, Peter starts to unravel the mystery. It's the one secret the heavens sought to hide from the world. Unfortunately, when Peter finds the answer he hopes that will save the girl he loves, he opens the door to a great evil that happens to be salivating to meet him.

Extended Excerpt

Peter took a moment to catch his breath. “I left. I left the grounds. But something bad has happened. Sh-she…Hanna died!” He coughed and his eyes watered. “Because of me! My fault. It was my fault. You gotta help her! I always screw up. Always. Please…”

Pastor Finn put his hands on Peter’s shoulders and shook him. “Why’d you leave? I told you never to leave here. You’ll put us all in danger. Yourself in danger. I didn’t save your butt for you to screw this up, boy.” He yanked Peter by the shirt and down the stairs. Then dragged him, practically running, all the way to the cellar stairs where he pointed at the small door where Peter had escaped. “Sixteen years old and you think you are man enough to make it out there?” he grumbled. “This is where you got out?” He sighed. “You don’t understand.”

“It’s my fault! Did you hear me? I killed someone! You gotta help her.” Peter jerked out of his grasp and grabbed Pastor Finn’s shirt, facing off with him. For once in a long while, he stared down the man eye to eye. He straightened up to his full height. The older man’s gray crew cut and piercing blue eyes were filled with fear. Peter’s hand loosened in shock that it was the first time he remembered that Pastor Finn looked afraid.

“I can’t help the dead.” He pushed Peter’s hands away from him. “But I have to help you. Come with me.” Peter watched him, confused. His teeth clenched at Pastor Finn’s betrayal. “I thought you were different. I have to go back. Bury her, like she deserves.” Peter stumbled backwards.


Peter Saints Interview

1.      How old are you?
I’m seventeen years old. My birthday just past, but no gifts made it my way. Guess I ticked off Pastor Finn too much this year, and he figures making me wait for a present will make me admit to the stupidity of my wacked up ways. Not happening.
2.      Describe where you sleep.
Sleep? Man, who sleeps in an orphanage filled with kids who all got the stink of a chip on their shoulder? But if you wanna know where I lay my head, it’ll be a toss up between the hole in the cellar on a raggedy mattress or in the converted pantry closet of the orphanage.
3.      Where do you have a scar or birthmark? Describe circumstances surrounding your scars.
You would ask me about it. The scar – or gift, Hanna told me it was. But she put it there, right on the palm of my hand, as revenge I think – for causing her death. I’m not talking about it anymore, cause it’s something no one’s supposed to know about. Haven’t figured out why yet, but it scared Pastor Finn to death when he saw it.
4.      Do you have an embarrassing habit?
Well, it’s not embarrassing as I kinda do it on purpose. At the orphanage, Pastor Finn makes us speak ‘proper English’ and every once in awhile, I slip into slang. I don’t know if subconsciously, I do it to tick him off, or if it’s a bad habit. But I do know it irritates the heck out of Pastor Finn and usually gets a laugh or two out of the other kids.
5.      What is something you feel guilty about?
Guilt. Now that’s a word I’m not wanting to hear. I got a lot of it, and it all stems from the fact that I’ve caused the death of at least three people I cared about. I don’t know why, but I’m cursed or something. And even with the death of my parents, Hanna’s death, in my heart I know I caused it.
 6.      Describe yourself sitting in your favorite spot.
In the cellar. I’m alone there. And me being alone is probably the safest thing for me or anyone around me.
7.      Tell me about your family?
My father was the best dad anyone could ask for. Really he was. Now Pastor Finn ain’t bad either, and he’s all I got now. My mother, she’s an Island girl, smells like roses and loved me enough to throw herself in front of a killer to save me.
8.      What do you do to have fun?
Dancing is my thing. I love to do it. I sneak out of the orphanage all the time to go to the club, dance and joke around with the girls there. When I’m not doing that, I like to tick off Pastor Finn so him and I can fight it out, then he takes me on the back roads to drive his sports cars. Don’t let that get out about him letting me drive his cars, the other kids at the orphanage don’t know, and if they did, they’d probably start ticking him off as much as I do.
9.      What kind of girl would you fall for?
I like my girl gorgeous with some fight in her. She can’t be a pushover, but she’s got to love me – only me, cause I don’t share. Ever.
10.  What’s the next big thing?
To keep running until I find someone or something I can call - home.

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Sunday, May 28, 2017

Calling All Book Bloggers!!!

Looking for book bloggers for a Cover Reveal

The cover for 4-Ever Hunted is due to be released on July 14th. If you can reveal the cover on that date, please sign up. There is a short form. Thank you.

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Wednesday, May 10, 2017

COVER REVEAL
Aphrodite's Closet
Author: Suzy Turner
Chick Lit / Mystery / Romantic Comedy
Published: May 9th 2017


Agatha Trout didn’t even know she had a Great Aunt Petunia, so imagine her surprise when she finds Petunia left her a corner shop in her will. But it’s not just any old corner shop—it’s a corner shop that needs something unique, something the town of Frambleberry has never seen before. Influenced by her confident best friend, Coco, Agatha is soon convinced that there’s only one way to go: an adults-only sex shop.
While some of the townspeople are clutching their pearls in horror, others are open to the new experiences this shop offers. But not everyone in Frambleberry is convinced. Will the women soldier on in the face of violent threats or will their fears get the best of them—and their new venture—before it even gets off the ground?
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Born in England and raised in Portugal, Suzy lives with her childhood sweetheart Michael, two crazy dogs and a cat.
Shortly after completing her studies, Suzy worked as a trainee journalist for a local newspaper. Her love of writing developed and a few years later she took the job of assistant editor for the region's largest English language publisher before becoming editor of a monthly lifestyle magazine. Early in 2010 however, Suzy became a full time author. She has since written several books: Raven, December Moon, The Lost Soul (The Raven Saga), Daisy Madigan's Paradise, The Ghost of Josiah Grimshaw, The Temporal Stone, Looking for Lucy Jo, We Stand Against Evil (The Morgan Sisters), Forever Fredless, And Then There Was You, Stormy Summer and her latest, Aphrodite’s Closet.
In 2015 she launched her popular 40+ lifestyle blog which continues to go from strength to strength, while just over a year later, she trained to become a yoga instructor. Suzy continues to write, blog and teach yoga in one of Portugal’s loveliest settings - the Algarve.
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Friday, May 5, 2017

Interview with a Villain Month

This month I will be interviewing some villains for my blog. 

But first, let's talk about what makes a good villain. Do you like your bad guy with sarcastic wit and an evil gleam in his eye? Do you prefer a bad guy with a logical plan or one that is bat-sh*t crazy?

Here is a list of some of my truly favorite villains. (they are in no particular order).

1. Spike (from Buffy): He is sarcastic and fun, and his love for Drusilla drew me in. Since he had killed two slayers you know he's good at being bad. Then he went and fell in love with Buffy. Personally I like the old Spike better, the one who would kill at the drop of a hat. My favorite moment of his is when he killed the Chosen Child, the evil thing that Buffy had tried and failed to kill. Spike did it so fast that I kept expecting it to not be real. Way to go, Spike!

2. The Joker: Heath Ledger did such an amazing job making this guy hilariously insane. He even burns a pile of money cause he doesn't care about it. He just wants to have a good time fighting the bat-guy. LOL

3. Lex Luthor: I'm talking about the Lex from Smallville. It wasn't really his fault. He was meant to be the bad guy. With a father like Lionel Luther it was bound to happen. My favorite moment with Lex was when he told Clark Kent, "I am the villain of this story." Or something like that. I also loved how he found out Clark was an alien like three of four different times, and he always had a different reaction. Once he was stunned and angry that Clark didn't confide in him. One time he was happy and wanted to help Clark keep the secret. And so on and so on. Then something would happen and he wouldn't remember finding out. That set it up so he could find out again. LOVE it!

4. Voldemort: This villain from the Harry Potter books and movies is cool because he keeps trying to come back. No matter what happens to him, even death, he is still lurking about. And he is such a freaky thing.

5. Jersey Clifford: Okay, yes, this one is mine. I think he's good enough to make the list. He isn't totally evil. It isn't his fault that he was made into a werewolf and likes it. More than anything I love how he has an appreciation for good literature.

6. Darth Vader: He's not that great, but so many people mention him when talking about villains, so I guess I will too. I just don't think he was that well-rounded. He breathed heavy and choked people with his mind. End of story. 

7. Rumplestiltskin: From Once Upon A Time on television, this guy makes me very happy. He is pure evil at heart, but he has moments of good. True, most of the time he thinks he is doing good when he is really doing bad stuff. I love how he makes deals and always twists them to benefit himself. Even Hades was worried about him.

8. Hades: Which brings us to this guy. In Greek Mythology, he really isn't that impressive, but I've read stories where they make him more interesting. Someday my Dragon's Breath books will come out. Then you'll see how bad Hades can be.

I've run out of time. Maybe I'll add a few more later. Watch this blog for interviews with villains- COMING SOON!


Sunday, February 26, 2017

LEGEND has been RELEASED!!!

Title: Legend

Series: Order of the Spirit Realm

Genre: Paranormal Fantasy/Romance

Words: Approx. 116,000

Price: $2.99 on sale (will go up in two weeks)

Available: Amazon and Smashwords with iTunes, B&N, and Kobo to follow.

If you haven't started this series yet, what are you waiting for? The first book BAIT is free at most online ebook retailers.

Excerpt:


Bay-Lee got her dagger ready.
The other werewolf either heard or smelled her. It abandoned its quest to climb the wall for a more logical task. The thing sent a silent message to the other one. Werewolves could communicate telepathically. Whatever it told the other wolf got it to press forward. They were trapping Bay-Lee between them.
Any second the furry beasts would attack. They’d tear her apart. The single blade in her hand couldn’t take them both out.
She reached beneath her jacket and pulled out the poisoned comb. Maybe there wasn’t enough poison left to kill a second werewolf. She was about to find out. Too bad she didn’t have a sword or a gun. The idea of getting close enough to kill the wolves worried her.
A single question brewed in her mind: how lucky was she?
Choreographed, the wolves both flew at her from different directions.
She ducked and rolled.
They slammed into each other.
With a weapon in each hand, Bay-Lee made a run for it. A quick exit was her only hope. She might even make it... if the wolves had hurt each other enough to make them dizzy or disoriented.
A third wolf rounded the corner.
Her heart sank as she realized she wouldn’t make it out alive.
An idea sprang to mind, and she rushed at a wall. She plunged her blade into the plaster as she jumped as high as she could. Her feet kicked at the wall, searching for traction. The dagger helped her pull herself higher than she would have been able to do otherwise.
Below her a wolf slammed into the wall headfirst.
The temporary structure shook.
She lost her grip on the knife and fell.
The hard landing knocked the breath from her body and pain stabbed her in the gut. She couldn’t move, couldn’t breathe. Any second now she would feel teeth and claws tearing into her flesh. She’d be defenseless against them.
Squeezing her eyes shut, she prayed for a quick death.

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Friday, January 27, 2017

CURSED by the FOUNTAIN of YOUTH

We're so thrilled to announce that Cursed by the Fountain of Youth is now available!!! This has been a year in the making. With a blend of true history and legends, you'll be shocked and thrilled to see the history behind places we call home.




What if the Fountain of Youth were a woman and that woman’s blood held the key to eternal youth? For Fae Miller, that is her reality and it will likely kill her.

For centuries, countless adventurers have searched for the Fountain of Youth. Those who found it thought they would gain eternal life. Instead, they find themselves murdered by its guardians. There was, however, one, lone survivor—Fae Miller. As an infant, she not only survived the Fountain, she took its power.

Twenty-two years later, Fae is hiding in plain sight at a local college. She’s is determined to leave the past behind her and live a normal life. But for one dying man, the search for the Fountain of Youth continues, and he is leaving a trail of blood and mutilated bodies in his wake. Unfortunately, that trail leads directly to Fae. Her only hope is a young, new college professor, also known as Special Agent Nick Chase of the FBI. Nick is determined to do two things: keep Fae alive, and keep his relationship with his student professional. Both of these jobs prove difficult—especially when love and magic get involved.

You Can Get Your Copy for Only $2.99!!


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 Excerpt:



Bathed in moonlight stood the most beautiful scene Fae had ever laid eyes on. A fountain sat on top of a hill. Stone steps at her feet led up to the structure. Water flowed over the side of it, as if someone had been filling it and left the water running too long. The water continued its flow down the steps and seeped into the mossy ground at her feet.
Sloshing through the water, Fae made her way up the steps. Even though the air around her felt cold, the water warmed her feet. When she got to the top, she gasped at the breadth of the fountain. It was the size of a swimming pool, brimming with water that spilled over the side.
The singing stopped, and then a voice spoke, filling her with inexplicable joy. Fontaine. You’ve returned to me.
She’d heard this voice before, but couldn’t quite place where.
Come join me in the water.
“I’ll drown,” she said.
There was a warm chuckle. You won’t drown, my child. You are born of my waters.
“Who are you?” Fae asked, uncertain whether she should be terrified or not.
I am the Lady of the Fountain.
“Is that kind of like the Lady of the Lake? The one in King Arthur’s legend?”
You speak of Freya, my sister. My name is Ester.
Fae looked around at the forest of the Between and wondered if this was the place she was born, and not the bayou in Florida. Could her mother be buried around here?
This is not my original home, Ester said, as if she could read Fae’s thoughts. I have been moved twice in my lifetime. My first home is in a place you call Ethiopia. I lived happily there for many centuries. But then I was stolen from my home and brought to the Americas. For many years, I was kept safe by my guardians, but then one betrayed me and wished to exploit my powers. I did not allow him to use me to further his evil designs. But then I was left alone—until a man named Conall found me and brought me here.
“Why didn’t he return you to your home in Africa?”
He told me my home has been corrupted. I would not be safe there.
“I’m really sorry.”
Don’t worry over me, child. This place is wholly adequate.
“That’s good to hear.” Fae paused, the question she’d been dying to ask on the tip of her tongue. Finally, she asked, “Do you remember my mother and father? Do you know where I can find them?”
I’m sorry. Where they are, you cannot go. I am truly sorry.  
"So they truly are dead?"
"Yes."
Fae’s heart sank. She hoped that Brigitte had been lying and her parents were alive somewhere. Fae could feel the remorse emanating from the fountain and felt the need to comfort Ester.
“But, you saved me.”
Yes, I did.”
“Thank you,” Fae said.
You are welcome, my child.
Fae reached out her hand and touched the water. Her spirits immediately lightened. The water took on a green glow as a breathtaking face appeared just below the surface, haloed in long, black hair. The Lady smiled at her but remained beneath the water.
“So, you can grant youthfulness?” Fae asked.
Or take it, from anyone that touches my waters.
 “What happens when they drink?”
They are not meant to drink. That is a theft. Youth stolen without permission. For most, the punishment is immediate—madness.
An errant leaf drifted and landed on the surface of the water. Fae expected it would float, but it didn’t. It dropped like a stone. This water wasn’t like any other she’d seen. Fae wondered what those waters had done to her.
The waters did nothing to you. I gave you my power. I saw what was planned from the beginning. I could not stop him from destroying my guardians, but I could keep him from succeeding in his quest for eternal life. So, I gave you my power—leaving me weak and powerless. That act accomplished two things—it kept the power from falling into evil hands, and it saved your life.
“Are you still powerless?”
No, my dear.  I am now fully restored.
“That’s good to know, but I’m sorry to tell you that he found me. He came after me. He got his youth back.”
That is unfortunate. I only meant to protect. Instead, I cursed you.
“I wouldn’t call eternal youth a curse.”
It can be. There is no fear as universal as the fear of death. Men will kill to stop it. They will do the most heinous and terrible things to avoid it. And giving you the power to grant eternal life will make you forever a target. Now, will you please join me in my waters?

 

 

About the Author:

Holly Kelly is a mom who writes books in her spare time: translation--she hides in the bathroom with her laptop and locks the door while the kids destroy the house and smear peanut butter on the walls. She was born in Utah but moved around a bit, living in Kansas, Texas, and Hawaii where she studied marine biology. She's now back in Utah--"happy valley". She's married to a wonderful husband, James, and they are currently raising 6 rambunctious children. Her interests are reading, writing (or course), martial arts, visual arts, creating Halloween props, and spending time with family.

Visit Holly at AuthorHollyKelly.com

 

The History behind the Mystery:

St. Augustine, Florida is rich in history, murder, intrigue, and ghost stories—making it the perfect setting for this book. You might be interested to know that some of the most outrageous tales in this novel are actually based on true history—including the tale of Captain Abela and Dolores. The tragic end to their love story occurred over two hundred years ago in a secret room located in St. Augustine's Castillo de San Marcos—a castle-like fort built by the Spanish over three hundred years ago. Tourists are able to sign up for the St. Augustine Ghost Tour to learn more about the ill-fated lovers. The image at the right is the actual room in which they died. You'll learn more about their story by reading Cursed by the Fountain of Youth.

Another interesting note: The legend of the Fountain of Youth has long been tied with St. Augustine and there is talk of a society that exists to protect the Fountain of Youth from discovery. No one knows if the society truly exists. If it does, it is cloaked in secrecy.


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