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Friday, August 17, 2012

Rebel Ink Press Anniversary Blog Hop

I, of course, wanted to be a part of Rebel Ink Presses Second Anniversary Celebration, but I didn’t have a first date disaster story (lucky me) - even in a story I’d written. But, my stories do have their share of relationship disasters.

When my story, Working Out The Kinks, begins, Meredith is in a bad place, still recovering from a terrible break-up. Like all authors, I had to get inside her head, feel what she was feeling in order to write the beginning (well all, LOL) of this story. Songs are a great way for me to find a mood – maybe that is why I married a singer/songwriter! LOL

For Meredith though, I was looking at break-up songs, all kinds, because I imagined her to be a strong woman, one who would only listen to the really sad, wallow in it songs a bit before she rallied and got to the angry ones or moving on songs. I also figured her to be a diverse individual, like all styles of songs written over may generations. So, I went on a mission to find those songs. Here is a list of some of them.  It’s quiet an eclectic mix of break-up songs: from angry to over you, from sad and slow to heavy metal, from oldies to new, they all struck a chord in her broken heart.

Give it a look and maybe a listen. *GIVEAWAY ALERT* Then let me know which great ones I have missed.  I will be randomly giving away ebooks to commenters *winks*

Since You Been Gone – kelly Clarkson  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=R7UrFYvl5TE&ob=av2e
You Oughta Know – alanis morissette http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NPcyTyilmYY&ob=av2e

Working Out The Kinks by Kiki Howell
A Short Published by Rebel Ink Press
Genres: Pagan, Contemporary, Erotic Romance


Making an appointment with his ex-girlfriend under a fake name, David buys himself one hour to get her attention. Hoping to apologize and remind her of their time together, he intends to do whatever he has to in order to make Meredith, a practicing Wiccan, forgive him for being idiot enough to have listened to those around him which meant choosing his political aspirations over love.

Meredith is resistant to let David anywhere near her heart again. Desperate, David plays all his trump cards and suggests a sexual magick ritual which incorporates the BDSM lifestyle he and Meredith used to experiment with. The methods he uses may be unconventional, like sensory deprivation and sensation play intended to build trust and to achieve altered states of consciousness. But David is more than willing to do whatever it takes if he can just get Meredith to agree.

“Kiki has such a way of extracting deep feelings from her readers. Their (David and Meredith) journey of rediscovery was HOT, as well as tender and full of emotions. I enjoyed how Kiki captured the Wiccan elements and told them with much attention to detail…I love that after reading a story by Kiki I feel like, not only have I read a great story but I have learned something new about myself and a greater appreciation for all things Wiccan. On a scale from 1-10 I give Working Out The Kinks a 10. Ever since I read Torn Asunder, I knew miss Howell would be an author I would want to read over and over again. If you are looking for a great short story with actual feelings you can relate to and a love to hold on to and never let go of than this story is one you need to pick up...” ~Raquel at Skyla11377 

*Working Out The Kinks Book  Trailer Video

Check Out the Other Blogs Participating!
Kate Roth                              Melissa Keir                          Lila Munro
JL Oiler                                              Lori Gordon                          Lee Ann Sontheimer Murphy
Eleanor Tatum                                 Elicia Seawell                                    Wendy Smith
Suzzana C Ryan                                Remmy Duchene                 Eden Glenn  
Al Lohn                                             BL Morticia                           DC McMillen
Donna Steele                         Anne Holly                            Sabrina McAfee
Sarah Bella                            Eden Connor                         Cassandre Dayne
Dakotah Black                                  DH Black                               Mollie Fiegel
Blair McDowell                                 Kiki Howell                           Alex Jones
DB Moon                               Holley Trent                          Nancy LaPonzina
                                                Janelle Lee


  1. What about My Heart Will Go On by Celine Dion, Broken by Seether, What Hurts the Most by Rascal Flatts,and one of my favorites, Before He Cheats by Carrie Underwood. Thanks for the giveaway!

  2. I don't know if you have watched the What Hurts the Most video, but I can't hear that song now without crying :(

  3. What Hurts the Most by Rascal Flatts. I love the video. Skin by Rascal Flatts. My Heart Will Go On by Celine Dion. Amazed by Lonestar. Tore923@aol.com


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.