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

Friday, October 12, 2012

Backlist Blog Hop Oct 12th – 14th


 My first full-length novel as well as my first Regency-set story, but still full of magick!

Kiki Howell spins a wonderful tale of passion, magic, betrayal, and a love that conquers all. Enjoy."  ~NY Times Bestselling Author, Hannah Howell
FUNNY NOTE: Because everyone keeps asking, our names are a coincidence. For the full story read my blog post Dreams Do Come True
  
Blurb: Aubrey Griffen is a witch whose true reasons for coming to London soon fall to the wayside when she catches the eye of Edmund Bryant, the Marquess of Dalysbury.  He seduces her into a whirlwind romance until the lies and threats of his mother force her to flee to Triaill Brimuir, a secret island of her ancestors off the coast of Ireland. Edmund goes after her only to be hit by Aubrey’s confusion and anger when she magically transforms him into an elemental beast of her own creation.   

However, it is when Edmund’s lust mysteriously turns him back into a man that the couple are forced to deal with a family secret and untold of powers.  Now, Edmund must learn to shift himself into the beast in order to save her in a battle of black verses white magic. 

Fraught with scenes of explicit intimacy, romantic spells and mystical shapeshifting, Torn Asunder is a unique blending of the age of manners with sexual magic.

Genres: Historical (Regency), Paranormal (Witches & Shifters), Erotic Romance
Adult Content Warnings: Explicit Graphic Language, Violence
from Excessica Publishing

Purchase Novel in eBook $7.99 and Trade Paperback $9.99 online at retailers like AmazonBarnes & NobleAll Romance Ebooks, and Smashwords

Torn Asunder 5 Star Reviews:

What a truly memorable and original novel! Torn Asunder by Kiki Howell is remarkable in its' depiction of a different time and age- and the adventures of Aubrey Griffen- a mystical and magical heroine. Torn Asunder brings to life the very essence of 19th Century England and Ireland, and in doing so, provides the reader with the feeling they are actually there! Only a rare talent can accomplish this, full of magic, drama and romance, Kiki Howell joins the ranks of the very top supernatural writers!  ~A JAMES MASON COMMUNITY BOOK CLUB MUST READ, RICK FRIEDMAN, FOUNDER 

Kiki Howell I feel has a major hit on her hands with Torn Asunder. I was so glued to this book that I was up til 4AM reading it, and mind you, I had to be up at 7AM to see my kiddies off to school....lol. I was just so captivated...In between all the chaos our couple must endure is the most breath taking love story. Their hearts and minds are linked for all time by an unforeseen connection that real couples only dream of.  On a scale of 1-10 I give this book a 10 and encourage everyone 18 and over to get a copy of this book and fall under Aubrey and Emund's spell. It is so worth the ride.  ~  Review by Raquel Vega-Grieder for Sinfully Tasty Reads
Torn Asunder is what a Regency novel should be.  Prior to this book, I have never had a historical romance keep my interest for more than a chapter or two.  Kiki Howell has written a historical novel that sings.  Her love for the time period is reflected in every part of the story, from the vivid characters to the clear imagery of her settings.  I give Torn Asunder five of five hearts.”  ~D. Alexx Miller, Book Reviewer for Romance in the Backseat
Never having read any of Kiki’s books before, I was a tad unprepared for the exquisiteness of her story telling. The way she used colloquialisms that pertained to a period piece was extremely impressive. Kiki managed to convey the characters as real people, complete with flaws, which a lot of authors don’t always capture. I loved the way that Kiki was able to build up some steamy heat between the two characters without crossing over into modern terminology. Her descriptions of the settings were well done and not once did I feel that I could not imagine them in my mind and that is a big bonus. All in all it was a truly magical book and one I would be willing to read again! ~Vampirique Desire for Blood, Lust and Erotica

GIVEAWAY!
Comment to Enter an ebook copy of Spelled


Blurb:

When Sandra’s aunt discovers a dark and disturbing spell during a ritual in her store, Sandra flies to California at her families urging. What she never expected was a dark-haired, silver-eyed man to walk into the store and propose the most insane of ideas to her - that they were spelled, generations ago, by a dark warlock. 

The implications of this history lesson are as complicated as they are startling, and their only options are not all that clear. Real or magick, there is an obvious attraction between Sandra and Daniel. Together their powers are strong, and their options appear limited.
Sandra and Daniel have only one night to find a way to not only to save their families magick, but also to save the earth from a magick-al catastrophe. They must put their minds, their bodies, their magick, and maybe even their hearts on the line, or all could be lost.

Genres: Paranormal (Witches), Erotic Romance, Suspense

Wednesday, October 10, 2012

Hungry For Love Giveaway


Giveaway - Oct 10th until the release of Coming Together: Hungry For Love, Zombie-themed Erotic Anthology edited by Sommer Marsden

Costume Gallery

Zombie Writer ~~ Though long ago she jabbed a pencil through her skull during a round of bad edits not knowing she had been infected with the zombie virus through a disease-ridden research book from the library, she, now one of the walking dead, still returns to her typewriter hoping to salvage one of her many unfinished stories.

How To Enter

Undead Costume Contest!
Email me a photo (with permission to post) of you in Costume (any costume, doesn't have to be a zombie) and you will be entered to win a Coming Together: Hungry for Love ebook when it releases. Email – howell.kiki@gmail.com Subject – “Undead Costume Contest Entry”

Undead and Unseen Costume Contest:
Don’t have or don’t want to share a picture of yourself in costume? Just email me to be entered to win a Coming Together: Hungry for Love ebook when it releases. Email – howell.kiki@gmail.com Subject – “Undead and Unseen Costume Contest Entry”

That Simple. I will keep updating this post with your costume pics.


Coming Together: Hungry for Love is a collection of zombie-themed erotic fiction edited by the fabulous Sommer Marsden. Sales proceeds benefit the American Diabetes Association. Coming Halloween 2012


CONTENTS:  Little Deaths (Cora Zane); My Name is Brighton (Alana Noel Voth); Dead in the Water (Lynn Townsend); Head Full of Zombie(Alison Tyler); Zombie Apocalypse: First Responder (Kissa Starling); You Look Better Dead (Jeffrey L. Shipley); Zombie Goddess (Sadey Quinn); Dark Hunger ( Erzabet Bishop); Love Never Dies (t'Sade); Meat (Bobby Diabolus); Annie Morgan (Armand Rosamilia); Queer Zombie Disco (Kirsty Logan); The Tenderest Meat (Elise Hepner); The Last Man on Earth (Blacksilk); Zombie Factory (Kiki Howell); Screen Siren(Annabeth Leong); You Make a Dead Man Come ( Sommer Marsden)

Happy Halloween!
Kiki

Tuesday, October 2, 2012

Promo Post for “Costumes and Dungeons” by Abby Hayes


I'm thrilled today to promo my friend and fellow NNP author, Abby Hayes. I love Halloween, and so what is better than a sexy little erotic Halloween short. This story isn't paranormal, but it is real life fantasy, costumes and dungeons, hot!

Costumes and Dungeons: A Halloween Tale of Naughty BDSM and Erotic Role Play



Blurb:
As Christy gets ready for her once a year, letting go, night out with her friends, she vows to show them all just how wild she can be. Clad in a skimpy vampire costume, this Halloween, her friends Laurie and Missy take her to a big party in a mansion across town.

But, after a small mishap leaves her covered in wine, a man also dressed as a vampire, the home owners son, leads her downstairs with the promise of getting to clean up.

But, the downstairs is more a bachelor pad, and Christopher is very direct in proposing a night in what he calls his dungeon. And, things are not always as they seem…

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Excerpt:
He interrupted her internal conversation when he lead her through one of the two doors on the back wall. He pulled her through a bedroom, and then into a bathroom to huge to describe with Jacuzzi tub, sauna, shower and all.
“I swear, this basement is four times the size of my apartment,” her thoughts came out of her mouth before she could stop them.
“It’s under a big house. Now, let’s get this off you and get you cleaned up.” Before he even finished his sentence, he had pulled on the laces of her corset and let her breasts spill out.
“Wow, I could have done that myself, thank you,” she spat out, more surprised than anything as she covered herself.
“Don’t do that,” he commanded in his authoritative voice. “Let me get you cleaned up. Doesn’t the tub look inviting? Let me give you a night in my lair that you will not soon forget. No questions, just agree to submit to my every whim.”
“Well, that was direct,” she sort of spat back at him.
“I am. Yes or no?”
“What exactly am I committing to, just a bath, or also to you and I in that bed built for four out there?”
“No. I never share my bed. The other room, the other door, is my room for all sexual activities. Safe word provided.”
Her heart dropped, but her body reacted. Her panties were definitely wet. “Uh, sorry, I may have agreed to the sex,” she stumbled over the words. Then she mumbled to the side, “this was supposed to be my one night of abandon this year, but...” she left off as she looked back up into his sexy eyes; ones like a vampire’s.
Yeah, she would have agreed to the sex, but who the hell knew what was in that other room.


Abby Hayes
By day, Abby is what the world tells her to be. By night, alone with her imagination, she is who she wants to be. Giving into the breathy voices who pant new and exciting sexual scenarios inside of her head, she pounds away at her keyboard. Abby’s only goal is to have her readers free their own minds, grab their ereaders, and go away with her into a world where no one judges what the body wants, instead they explore what the flesh is capable of.

Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/AuthorAbbyHayes

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.