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Wednesday, August 13, 2014

Chill Out With A Good Book – The Sorcerer’s Songs by Kiki Howell

If I knew then, what I know now
I’d like to think I’d choose a different way to go
But, my mistakes have paved the way
Down this dark and lonely, dead-end road

Poised on a stool in a corner of yet another bar, in front of a crowd of maybe fifty, the harmonies he played reached out to those around him. The rhythms in his head stirred his heart. For a man of magic, a sorcerer with powers he had never asked for, his musical talents were sung spells.  They were his weapon of defense against loneliness, bringing people to him like a siren’s song.  Yet, for the most part, he let his music haunt the deeper needs of those who listened—letting musical phrasings stir wants unnamed or purposely forgotten. Although he felt but a living and breathing jukebox, these strangers who came to see him play were the only lives he could touch. He reached out to them with his songs.

That is until one night one of Adam’s songs lures him back toward his hometown, and he calls out for Stacey, the one he was forced to leave behind all those years ago. Only this time she wants answers as to why he left, and maybe a bit of revenge for the heart he destroyed. 

I wrote The Sorcerer’s Songs using my husband's song lyrics to create the plot. It was a lot of fun to write, and a great writing exercise! I think I was so inspired by his music that the story practically wrote itself.   The Senior Editor who accepted the story wrote these wonderful words about it... "I also want to note that you write about magick with a heart and understanding that's pretty rare.  There's a ritual feel to the music performance in your story." Click Here to listen to the song that inspired the story called "The Road" Two more songs are on his bio page Click Here. I am just so excited, and so grateful to my husband, Steven Howell, for letting me use his music!

Genres: Contemporary, Paranormal (Sorcerer), Sensual Romance
Adult Content Warnings: While this is a sweet romance, it is still intended for those over 18 years of age. 

Buy Links:

To purchase print book and my husband's cd go to my website - http://www.kikihowell.com/2010/06/sorcerers-songs-trade-paperback-novella.html

"This book is one of the best that I’ve read this year. The story itself is lyrical, written like a beautiful opera with emotion poured into every word. The song lyrics are woven brilliantly throughout the story, making you feel every bit of Adam’s sorrow and love.. I applaud the author for her creativity and find it incredibly romantic that she wrote something so touching through the inspiration of her husband’s talents. It adds so much more depth to the story and makes me want to spend more time with the man that I love." ~Marie at Cocktails and Books

"The Sorcerer’s Songs is a tender paranormal romance I thoroughly enjoyed.  It is a tale of magic, first love, heartbreak, forgiveness and redemption.  Adams frustration over his present life and regret over his past was palatable to this reader. Adam’s life …was poignantly rendered by Ms. Howell ...  Life is full of magical moments.  In the magic of the melody of Ms. Howell’s story it is believable.  Her (Stacey) quick realization that her love for the boy flames still, kept me racing to read this story’s ending.  Ms. Howell’s novella…sang to me.  It will to you too." ~Justine at eBook Addict Reviews

"The Sorcerer’s Songs by Kiki Howell was an enjoyable read, a bit different than your average romance. As a musician myself, the descriptions rang eerily true for me. The author has a talent with painting the romantic connection between them (Adam and Stacey), and the pain, with words.  I really liked this tale of music and magic and would read more by this author." ~Laura Hogg, Author of Descent into Darkness 

We are going simple, I mean it is summertime, so just comment to enter on any of the Chill Out with a Good Book posts on this blog from June 1st through August 31st, 2014. If you share any post, come back and comment "Shared" for an extra entry. Also, comment on as many posts as you want for multiple chances to win. We will have 4 winners, or maybe more, in all! Prizes are subject to grow as I keep getting more and more generous donations from the authors participating.  Here’s what we have so far…

Prize #1 $75 Amazon Gift Card

Prize # 2 Paranormal Print Book Bundle:
Immortalis by Katie Salidas (Autographed)
Hidden Salem by Kiki Howell (Autographed)

Prize #3 All I Want Is… Everything Print Book Bundle by Kim Upstone (3 Books)

Prize #4 Erotic / Romance Ebook Bundle:
Baumgartner Shorts by Selena Kitt
The Girl Next Door by Abby Hayes
Rituals by Kiki Howell

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