"A Candle Loses Nothing By Lighting Another Candle" - Father James Keller

Friday, November 25, 2011

Welcome to the Black Friday Book Bonanza at ABA!

I look forward to Black Friday every year. I don’t get up extremely early, nor do I fight crowds to get an gift at the best price. But I do spend the day shopping, kicking off the holiday shopping season, with my mom. We meet for breakfast and go over Christmas lists from the kids. We always happen upon a few great deals and just enjoy our day, although it is always a real shop till you drop day :)

So, for my giveaway this year, I decided I would shop for my followers while I’m out. So, I can’t say exactly what my giveaway will be. It will include one of my print autographed books, but I will also be shopping for something to go with the book while I’m out on Black Friday. If I can’t find anything good, then I will probably make something to go with the book as one of my favorite stops on Black Friday is the craft store - I love to make a few Christmas gifts each year too.

To enter, the only mandatory thing you have to do is be a follower of the blog (GCF or Networked) and comment with your email address so I can contact you if you win!

Good Luck!
And a Happy Shopping Season to You!

Wednesday, November 23, 2011


Kiki: What is your favorite genre to read in, and what is it about that genre that attracts you to it? If you like a specific mix of genres, please state that particular combination.

Gabrielle: I love historical and paranormal anything, especially romance.  Historical fiction is really great to lose a few hours in too.  I think what attracts me to historical books is the fact I’ve loved history since I was a small child.  No wonder, I guess, that I ended up studying it in college.  And paranormal? Well, the fantastical is always so great to imagine. 

Kiki: What is your favorite author to read in that genre, and why? Also, please tell me a little about the best book by that author you have read.

Gabrielle: For historical romance, I adore Charlotte Featherstone.  She has such a divine way of phrasing things, and her stories are always so lush and sensual.  Her book Lust is just delicious.  The idea to take the seven deadly sins and construct an erotic romance series around them as personified by males of the Dark Fae is terrific. I wish I had thought of it!  For paranormal romance, I love Marie Treanor. She has a wonderful writing style that’s smart and engaging. I loved the first book in her Awakened by Blood Series, Blood on Silk. 

Kiki: Do you have a Favorite Book of All Time? Of course, please tell us what about that book makes it your favorite.

Gabrielle: My favorite book of all time?  I don’t think I do have one favorite.  I have some that rank equally as books I would turn to, however. I love Catcher In The Rye. I’m a huge fan of Anton Chekov’s writing, especially his short story, The Kiss. What a powerful story based on one short moment in time.  

Kiki: What is the best book you read last month, and would you recommend it to a friend?

Gabrielle: I read Blood Eternal last month, and I would definitely recommend it. Marie Treanor’s writing is just wonderful.

Kiki: What are your reading habits like? For example, how many books do you read on average in a week, what format do you prefer to read in, what time of day do you read, and what setting is ideal for you to get lost in that book?

Gabrielle: When I’m not in the middle of writing a book, I’ll read a book or so a week.  I used to read much faster, but between work and writing, I’m taking my time more these days. I’m still a fan of the paperback, but I own a Kindle, so I read on that too. I’m definitely a night reader.  I like to curl up in bed with a book or the Kindle and read that way.

Kiki: If pressed, could you choose a favorite from the books you have written? Why is it your favorite?

Gabrielle: I think I’d have to say Destiny Redeemed is my favorite.  I fell in love with the character of Amon Kalins the moment he appeared on the page in Stolen Destiny, and then he rattled around in my head until I gave him his own story in Destiny Redeemed.  As much as I love Stolen Destiny, I really enjoyed giving Amon a happily ever after.

Kiki: How do you become inspired to write?

Gabrielle: All sorts of things can inspire me.  Sometimes it’s a song I hear or a movie I’m watching.  Other times it’s an image I see in passing that strikes something in me.  As for what motivates me to write each day, I’m just one of those people who focuses on something and then it becomes an obsession.  That’s what writing is for me. 

Kiki: What part of the story do you think is your strength to write?

Gabrielle: I think my greatest strength lies in dialogue.  I’ve been told by a number of readers that the dialogue in my stories flows well and really hits them. 

Kiki: Please share with ABA readers something I did not think to ask you about.

Gabrielle: I’m a committed plotter.  It’s the only way I can write a story.  Long after my panster fellow authors are into their work, I’m still outlining and plotting.  Sometimes it takes weeks, but once I finish, the writing nearly tumbles out of me.

Kiki: I am exactly the same way! So happy to have you today :)
Author and Book Info:

Gabrielle Bisset
Romance...from sensual to decadent...whatever your desires

Destiny Redeemed By Gabrielle Bisset


Sentenced to spend the rest of his three remaining lifetimes in Nil, Amon Kalins is freed with the help of his Sidhe servant, Gethen, but now he must accept his life is never to be his again as the Council won't rest until he's safely back imprisoned within Nil's cold walls. Broken and nearly dead from his time in prison, Amon is saved by an Aeveren healer named Althea Forester. As a healer, Thea has served her people for forty-five lifetimes, never having a destined one and always knowing each lifetime would ultimately end with her alone. But destiny hasn't forgotten her. 

Drawn to the seductive Amon, Thea quickly becomes a pawn the Council uses to trap him. Taken prisoner by the sadistic leader of the rebel group, the Soren, Thea must survive the vicious world of the people hellbent on taking her destined one away forever, and Amon must risk everything dear to him to free her from those who would sacrifice her to claim the bigger prize and return him to Nil. 

Fantastic world-building, intriguing characters, a unique plot, and a sweet but sensual love story that will melt your heart are just some of the things that make DESTINY REDEEMED one of those stories that you will remember long after you've finished reading.
-The Romance Reviews

Destiny Redeemed is not your typical paranormal romance, which is like a breath of fresh air.
-Urban Girl Reader

The writing was superb, creative, and visually addicting as the scenes came alive on the first page and I learned more about the creative worldly realms that co-exist. I am definitely addicted to this series and can hardly wait to see who the author will write about next.
-Queentutt’s World of Escapism

About the Aeveren:
Aeveren are a race of people descended from humans, but long ago they were chosen by the Archangel Raziel to be his people.  He gave them the gifts of reincarnation, powers beyond what humans have, and destined ones.  Aeveren live fifty lifetimes through reincarnation and carry with them their memories from their past lives.  Upon reaching their twentieth lifetimes, they receive a power, such as telepathy, teleportation, or the power of time travel.  However, some Aeveren are born with their abilities, making them far more powerful than the rest of the race.  Finally, each Aeveren soul is given destined ones, other Aeveren meant only for them.  However, Aeveren possess free will, so like humans, they don't always choose as they should. 

Amon felt Thea’s body stiffen at his touch and even without probing her mind he knew he needed to brace himself for the onslaught of her emotions. As she turned around slowly to face him, he was secretly thrilled to notice she was still wearing his shirt.
Maybe this won’t be so bad.
“How the hell did you get in here? And who invited you in?” she snapped as she stood toe to toe with him, her hands on her hips and her blue eyes blazing.
Amon saw the genuine displeasure he’d caused and rethought the joke he wanted to make about not having to be invited in like a vampire. It was going to be as bad as he’d anticipated. And as painful if she continued to be angry.
“I’m sorry, Thea. I didn’t mean to frighten you.” In the hopes of diffusing the situation, he intentionally focused on softening his tone.
“Frighten me? Is that what you think you did? First, you have your goon kidnap me as if I’m your personal healer created just for you, and now you’re back to kidnap me yourself! Frightened? I’m so past frightened, Amon.”
If her emotions weren’t beginning to take their toll on him physically, he might be turned on by Thea’s outburst. He liked her like this. Feisty. Brave. A perfect match for him. Her emotions were beginning to cause him great pain, though, and in his still weakened state, he knew he wouldn’t be able to sustain much more of her anger.
“Please, Thea. Don’t be angry. I missed you.”
As he spoke, he took her hand in his and stroked his thumb over the soft skin of her knuckles.
“Amon, you broke into my house.”
Smiling happily as he felt her anger abate just a little, he answered, “Technically, I didn’t break in because I didn’t use the door.”
Thea looked at him with a confused look that made him want to explain, if only because it seemed to have calmed her down.
“I teleported in. So no breaking, really.”
“Yes, it’s one of my powers.”
“One?” Thea seemed to consider what he’d said and then continued.  “I don’t care. You can’t just come into my house without being invited in.”
“I’m sorry. Can we sit down and talk?”
Amon saw her resolve weaken and knew he’d won her over for the moment. Still holding her hand, he walked with her to the couch and sat down next to her.
“Your house is very nice.” His words were predictable, but he hoped to avoid another emotional outburst from her that would be sure to hurt.
Thea turned her body toward him and smiled. “Amon, why are you here, if it’s not to kidnap me again?”
Her refusal to let him set the pace made him smile. He was going to have to tell her about Sevine.
“I missed you. I wish you hadn’t left.”
“Amon, I can’t just stay at your house for the rest of my life. I have a job...”
Thea caught herself and corrected what she’d said. “Well, I had a job before you sent that man to kidnap me and you held me captive.”
Amon felt her sadness wash over him, and he felt truly sorry for what had happened. “I never intended for that to happen. I will compensate you well to make up for everything. I promise.”
      While he spoke, he looked directly into her eyes and wished they were back at his house together. Or better yet, at his home in Greece, somewhere he was sure she’d enjoy.
“You can’t just do things that hurt others and then simply throw money at the problem. I loved my job, and now I’ve lost it.”
Thea’s sadness stabbed at him, and he closed his eyes to ward off the pain. Unlike before, this was more an ache than searing pain.
“Are you okay, Amon?” he heard her say and he opened his eyes.
Wincing, he nodded, but concerned, she placed her hands on his and held them. “Where is the pain located?” she asked when she couldn’t figure out how to heal him.
“You can’t heal this, Thea. This is the pain I explained to you before.”
Gently squeezing his hands, she said quietly, “I can heal your pain. Please tell me where it’s coming from.”
There would be no explaining this away, so he decided to tell her the truth.
“Thea, you can’t heal it because you cause it. Or more specifically, your unhappiness causes it. My destined one cursed me to feel unrelenting pain each time I make you unhappy.”
“Why? I thought you said you hadn’t even seen her in lifetimes.”
“I haven’t.”
“Then why curse you with something from me?”
Amon sighed and knew he couldn’t avoid telling her the most important part of Sevine’s curse.
“She didn’t. The curse is more general than that. It affects me with anyone I love.”
Lifetimes of confidence seemed to evaporate in seconds as he watched Thea’s face darken.
“Love me? Is that what you think coming to my house to take me away is? Love?”
“You don’t understand. I found out...”
Thea cut him off in mid-sentence and put her hand up. “I understand perfectly. You want me back at your house to heal you, and you think the way to soften me up into accepting being kidnapped a second time is to tell me you love me. You must think I’m pretty pathetic if you believe that will work.”
Pain once again raged through his body and Amon silently reached out to Gethen to call for help. Moments later, he and Markku entered through the front door and Thea leaped from her seat on the couch.
“Don’t either of you have any manners either? Get out of my house now!”
Both men stood still waiting for instructions from Amon and appeared to almost look right through her. With each word, Amon felt weaker, and he leaned back against the couch, twisted in pain.
In a strangled voice, he whispered, “Thea, please listen. They’re here to help me. Your emotions are killing me.”
Turning to see his face drained of all color, she asked, “You’re serious, aren’t you?”

About the Author:

An avid reader of all types of books, I read my first romance even before I was a teenager.  I must have been a very precocious young lady!  I still remember the book, if not the title.  It was about a Southern man during the years before the Civil War and his illicit affair with one of the slaves of a woman he "frequented".  I remember vividly reading the word "manhood" often in the book, and the slave's name was Sukie.  Isn't it amazing what the mind can remember?
Fast forward a couple dozen years and I'm a college history instructor.  I still love history as much as that romantic young woman did, so I teach it to college students, and the romantic streak has never gone away.  Now I get to do things that have to do with my other favorite love: romance novels. 

The idea for my first book came to me in a dream.  I know that seems almost cliched, but it did.  I woke up one morning after having an extremely vivid dream and began to jot things down that I was able to remember.  Days later, I had the first pages written and the ideas that I had dreamed about had become the characters in my first book.  Those characters are the basis for the first series I've written, The Destined Ones Series, about a people called Aeveren who have lived side by side with humans since almost the beginning of recorded time. The first book in that series, Stolen Destiny, was published in June.

I'm still working on The Destined Ones books, and I look forward to what my imagination has waiting for me next.  The second book about Aeveren, Destiny Redeemed, is scheduled to be released on October 13.  I've finished the Victorian Erotic Romance Trilogy,  three erotic novellas set in Victorian England. The first one, Vampire Dreams, is a paranormal erotic romance. The second novella, another erotic romance but an historical, Love's Master, involves some light BDSM.  The third novella, Masquerade, is a straight historical, no kink or paranormal. After that, a paranormal romance set in the great city of New Orleans is up in December--Blood Avenged. Anyone who read Vampire Dreams will remember Vasilije, Brandon's sire. Blood Avenged is his story.

After that?  Well, I'm in the planning stages of another trilogy, this time maybe novel length, that will come out in 2012.   But one thing's for sure: no matter what the story is, it will involve gorgeous, Alpha male heroes; strong heroines; and steamy romance!


7 ebook copies of Destiny Redeemed are being given away tour wide!

Giveaway closes after the end of the tour

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Monday, November 21, 2011

The Immortalis Series Book Tour - Includes My Reviews of All Three Books by Katie Salidas

Pandora’s Box

Immortalis Series, Book 3
Primary Genre: Urban Fantasy
Secondary Genre: Paranormal Romance
Adult Content: Some strong language.
Page Count: 238
Word Count: 65,000
Publisher: Rising Sign Books, LLC.
Print Publishing Date: July 12th 2011
Author: Katie Salidas

After a few months as a vampire, Alyssa thought she’d learned all she needed to know about the supernatural world. But her confidence is shattered by the delivery of a mysterious package – a Pandora’s Box.

Seemingly innocuous, the box is in reality an ancient prison, generated by a magic more powerful than anyone in her clan has ever known. But what manner of evil could need such force to contain it?

When the box is opened, the sinister creature within is released, and only supernatural blood will satiate its thirst. The clan soon learns how it feels when the hunter becomes the hunted.

Apparently powerless against the ancient evil, the clan flees Las Vegas for Boston, with only a slim hope for salvation. Could Lysander’s old journals hold the key? And what if they don’t?

And how welcome will they be in a city run by a whole different kind of supernatural being?


My Review:
Ms. Salidas, true to form, wastes no time in getting to the surprises in this third book in her Immortalis series. She is definitely writes I-never-saw-that-coming kind of books. There is never a lack of twists and turns, with each battle and each challenge. I have been awed by the caliber of writing in designing such storylines as she has in this series.

I thought it was interesting to watch both Lysander and Alyssa evolve through the stories in this series, individually and as mates. All in the group changed toward Alyssa in some way. The author developed many vivid and unique characters to challenge and to complement the two main ones.

In this third book, I thought ms. Salidas created the most exotic of all of the enemies the vampire clan has had to fight. In keeping with that, there was more of a mystical puzzle to figure out rather than just come up with a plan to trick and kick the enemies ass. I really liked this change.  With book one basically all about vampires, and book two about vampires and one human, this book had several other beings. It shows a great progression especially considering in some way she connects all the book to one core enemy. And, the addition of spirits, werewolves and witches excited me to no end.

Now the end, hmmm…there better be another book coming soon is all I can say! LOL

Katie Salidas is a very creative and very strong author. I recommend each book in this series.

Available in print and/or ebook at:

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Hunters & Prey

Immortalis Series, Book 2
Primary Genre: Urban Fantasy
Secondary Genre: Paranormal Romance
Adult Content: Some strong language. No sexual content.
Page Count: 263
Word Count: 75,000
Publisher: Rising Sign Books, LLC.
Print Publishing Date: December 10, 2010
Author: Katie Salidas

Becoming a vampire saved Alyssa from death, but the price was high: the loss of everything and everyone attached to her mortal life. She’s still learning to cope when a surprise confrontation with Santino Vitale, the Acta Sanctorum’s most fearsome hunter, sends her fleeing back to the world she once knew, and Fallon, the friend she’s missed more than anything.

Alyssa breaks vampire law by revealing her new, true self to her old friend, a fact which causes strong division in the group that should support her most: her clan.
Worse yet, her revelation entangles Fallon in the struggle between vampires and hunters and The Acta Sanctorum is ready to attack again, with a new army of hybrid creations: the Frenzy Soldiers.

If Alyssa hopes to survive and keep her mortal friend safe, she’ll have to be willing to make a deal with the enemy, and regain her clan’s support. It will take everyone working together in a precarious truce to fight against the Acta Sanctorum’s new threat.

 My Review:
You know from my review of Book 1 in this series that I love the vampire world that Ms. Salidas has created. So let me tell you right off that it only got better in book two. First, there is the little details, like using words like “daymares”.  Second, for a second in a series, the author pulled off what I see as a writer, as a tough element to writing a series. She was able to catch up a new reader, giving them the information needed to understand Book 2 if they had not read Book 1, while making that info a brief reminder rather than a boring retelling for those who were already following the series.

In the beginning of Book 2, Alyssa is still struggling with her new life as a vampire in some ways, but then Ms. Salidas really amps everything up here. And, I do mean everything! Having loved the first story in this series already, this second story was even better. Don’t you just love when that happens!?! Everything was more intense, from the character’s struggles, to the dangers they face to the love story. This was a same good guys and same bad guys book with all new situations and complications and suspense - and I was one happy reader.  I loved this line “The enemy of my enemy is my friend…right?” That kind of sums up the constant twists and turns and surprises that the author keeps throwing at you. Plus, the mythology keeps evolving!

I simply cannot wait for the third in this series :) 

Available in print and/or ebook at:
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Immortalis Carpe Noctem

Immortalis Series, Book 1
Primary Genre: Urban Fantasy
Secondary Genre: Paranormal Romance
Adult Content: Some strong language. No sexual content.
Page Count: 323
Word Count: 85,000
Publisher: Rising Sign Books, LLC.
Print Publishing Date: March 2, 2010
Author: Katie Salidas

Bleeding to death after brutal mugging on the campus of UNLV, Twenty-five year old Alyssa, is rescued by the cold and aloof, vampire, Lysander. Taking pity on her, he shares the gift-and curse-of immortality. She awakens as a vampire and is soon devastated by harsh realities of her new way of life: the loss of her friends, her independence, and her humanity.

As if having her humanity stripped away was not enough to make life interesting, Alyssa finds out her “turning”, did not go unnoticed by the rest of undead society. Old enemies; an ancient sect of vampire hunters, known as the Acta Sanctorum, as well as a powerful Vampire mistress, each set plans in motion to destroy both Alyssa and Lysander.

Only by accepting her newfound immortality, seizing the night, will Alyssa hope to survive. She and Lysander must fight together against two sets of enemies bent on destroying them both.

My Review:
I like the more gritty vampire tales like this one. There is a price, an internal conflict among other life changes, to have to live with. Ms. Salidas created this aspect of the vampire world very well. The heroine had no easy go of it.  She really had to struggle to adapt to her new life and let go of the old one.

The lore was well thought out, and I appreciated the old Catholic connection (quite inventive). Ms. Salidas creates a great mix of vampire mythology, a wonderful balance between the conventional lore and her own, making it very easy to follow and captivating as well.

What I wanted more of was the hero. He has such a dark, deep presence in the novel, an alpha who makes the heroine tremble from his power and tenderness. I fell in love with Lysander instantly, and his back story was amazing. I want to read that story. The series needs a prequel of Lysander's life before Alyssa - hint, hint ;)

Available in print and/or ebook at:
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About the Author

Katie Salidas is a Super Woman! Endowed with special powers and abilities, beyond those of mortal women, She can get the munchkin off to gymnastics, cheerleading, Girl Scouts, and swim lessons.  She can put hot food on the table for dinner while assisting with homework, baths, and bedtime… And, She still finds the time to keep the hubby happy (nudge nudge wink wink). She can do all of this and still have time to write.

And if you can believe all of those lies, there is some beautiful swamp land in Florida for sale…

Katie Salidas resides in Las Vegas, Nevada. Mother, wife, and author, she does try to do it all, often causing sleep deprivation and many nights passed out at the computer. Writing books is her passion, and she hopes that her passion will bring you hours of entertainment.

Each site can offer an ebook giveaway – winner’s choice –  any of the three books in the Immortalis series

In addition there is a tour wide giveaway

The Grand Prize is a signed set of all 3 books in the Immortalis Series with book swag

Open to International Shipping

Winner to Be Chosen January 1, 2012

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Saturday, November 19, 2011

My Review of “Sapphire” by Jeffe Kennedy

This may seem like a weird review, but let me say that it is the highest compliment. Because this is such a great book, I’m writing a crappy review (as in my writing of it, not in I didn’t like the book) – okay, let me explain… LOL

I read  a lot of books, and lately have been in kind of a slump, not really caring for most of them and thus not even finishing reading them less reviewing them. And, as I read to review generally, I stop when a “review thought” hits me and take notes on my ereader. It is from these notes that I later write up my reviews.

HOWEVER, opening Sapphire up and reading it, I became so absorbed in the story, so much so, that when it ended, and yes I read it in one sitting, I realized that I had not made one review note. Not one review thought had come to my mind, that is how engrossed in the story I was. I sat there thinking, okay, what will I say about this story now? Seriously, I was thinking, it is all good and I have nothing wonderfully descriptive to say. No review will do it justice!

Okay, I will give it a go… let me think… the characters had amazing depth, especially M./Taylor. Her emotional journey at the hands of a business associate nonetheless, was extreme and extraordinary. Even without all of the back story given, or at least I wanted to know more of it, it was real, devastating at times, and just, wow! What a talented writer  Ms. Kennedy is. Even her support characters were wonderful additions to give the reader more information about Taylor and Adam. The settings, especially Adam’s library were wonderful sexual playrooms, even if they were eating out or on a ship, every moment between them was steamy. Really, I could go on, but all I can say is wow! What story! What a writer! This is a fantastic book!!! I was taken away by it! When is the next book coming out?

By Jeffe Kennedy
Publisher: Carina Press
Date Published: October 24, 2011

A successful executive, M. Taylor Hamilton is on track with her ten-year plan. Too bad her personal life consists of hitting the gym and grocery shopping. Enter the seductive Adam Kirliss. They may have a working relationship, but everything changes at an office party when he handcuffs her to the rail of a yacht. Taylor writes the adventure off as too much champagne, but when Adam challenges her to a date, she agrees to meet up with him. And follow his rules. They share a night of exquisite intimacy, brimming with both pain and pleasure. But afterwards, fearful of losing her heart, Taylor pulls back emotionally. Adam is determined to prove that she longs for the loss of control he can give her – and the passionate release it provides. How can he make her see that he wants her, and not just her body?


Kirliss captured her other wrist and held them close in front of her, his warm fingers massaging her skin, while he studied her face. The boat surged over a wave, disturbing her balance. Kirliss’s unusual eyes caught the light, boring into her.

“This is silly,” she tried.

“Do you want me to make you stay?”

“What?” Taylor choked. She couldn’t let him treat her this way. “No! You’ll do no such—”
She lost her breath entirely when he pressed up against her. Thinking he was trying to embrace her, she pulled away and found herself backed against the brass railing.

By the time she gathered her flustered thoughts, her wrists were handcuffed to the rail behind her. Mortified, a bit afraid and—worse—suddenly and wildly aroused…

About the Author:

Jeffe (pronounced Jeff- ee) took the crooked road to writing, stopping off at neurobiology, religious studies and environmental consulting before her creative writing began appearing in places like Redbook, Puerto del Sol, Wyoming Wildlife, Under the Sun and Aeon. She has been a Ucross Foundation Fellow (2001), was a Wyoming Arts Council roster artist, when she lived in Wyoming, and received the state’s 2005 Frank Nelson Doubleday Memorial Award for a woman writer of exceptional talent in any creative writing genre and the 2007 Fellowship for Poetry. Jeffe has contributed to several anthologies, Drive: Women’s True Stories of the Open Road. (2002), Hard Ground (2003), Bombshells (2007) and Going Green (2009). Her first book, Wyoming Trucks, True Love and the Weather Channel was published by University of New Mexico Press in 2004. An erotic novella, Petals and Thorns, came out under her pen name of Jennifer Paris in 2010, heralding yet another branch of her path, into erotica and romantic fantasy fiction. Jeffe lives in Santa Fe, with two Maine coon cats, a border collie, plentiful free-range lizards and frequently serves as a guinea pig for an acupuncturist-in-training.


In accordance with the new FTC Guidelines for blogging and endorsements, Kiki Howell of An Author's Musings, would like to advise that in addition to purchasing my own books to review, I also receive books, and/or promotional materials, free of charge in return for an honest review, as do any guest reviewers.