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

Friday, May 30, 2014

Chill Out with a Good Book ~ A Backlist Summer Celebration

I’m hosting a summer themed blog party, June 1st through August 31st, 2014. Wherever and whatever you love to read in the summer, say a romance book on the beach or self-help book under a shady tree, etc. I’ll be presenting some great books. Something for every one!!!

I have confirmed many fabulous authors such as Selena Kitt, Katie Salidas, Sommer Marsden, Kim Upstone, Abby Hayes, Denyse Bridger, Nadine Singel, etc. Check back often to learn all about some of the wonderful books in their Backlists!

Of course there will be Prizes!


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, or even this one. 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 authors who want to participate and more generous donations from them.  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

Can’t Wait! June 1st, first up is the amazing Selena Kitt!!!!

Tuesday, May 27, 2014

A Strange Freedom, Blood and Fireworks

Having just celebrated Memorial Day and with July 4th just around the corner, I had to mention my novella that takes place during that time frame.

Can a witch gain her freedom to live as she chooses between Memorial Day and the Fourth of July?  


A man was not exactly what Meranda was looking for when she went to her grandfather’s grave for a ritual of remembrance on Memorial Day.  However, what she thinks is a ghost in the heavy shadows of the night ends up a vampire. 

When Meranda’s grandfather lay dying on a bloody battlefield in WWII, Alexander promised the man he would take care of his family if he got out of the war alive.  Even though he returned to the states a night walker, he has done his best to honor that promise from a distance. 

When Meranda is hurt due to his negligence, Alexander valiantly fights his own desires for her blood to save her.  Only, once she is better, their lives clash.  But, using a little magic, she plans to win their war by the time the fireworks light up the sky on Independence Day.

Genres: Contemporary, Paranormal (Vampire & Witch), Erotic Romance
Adult Content Warnings: Explicit Graphic Language, Bloodlust, Brief Depictions of War

"I LOVED this couple! Maybe it's because there was so much passion, or chemistry, but they really did it for me. I want to see more of them, see where their journey takes them and what other kinds of hot situations they can get into. For me when an erotica novel is extremely well written and can tell a great story around the sex, that's when I know the author is someone I'll be begging to read more of. And Ms. Howell seems to be that person for me, she's sharp, witty and can write one hell of a story!"~5/5 Stars from Jessica at Taking It One Book At A Time

“I found the settings to be highly descriptive, giving the reader the ability to not only picture the setting in your mind but to feel the elements that surround the characters.  Kiki portrayed the two characters Meranda and Alex, with depth, emotion and extraordinary perception.  The desire that the two of them feel is palpable and literally burns the pages. She shows us that regardless of age, a woman can be the predator when it comes to taking what you want. The sensuality and eroticism Kiki describes certainly had this reader breathing heavily.”  ~ 5/5 Stars  from Vampirique Dezire at  Blood, Lust and Erotica 

Kiki Howell does a great job of keeping A Strange Freedom: Blood & Fireworks moving while giving us history of the characters, a depth and range of emotion and some steamy bedroom scenes.” ~Stacey at Sizzling Hot Reads 

from Excessica Publishing

AVAILABLE NOW from Barnes & Noble, Amazon  and All Romance eBooks, etc.

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.