Wednesday, December 31, 2014

Good-bye, 2014!

It has been a epic year for me-- and it all thanks to you guys-- the readers.

I've had 8 books/novellas release this year... EIGHT... that's like, five more than the year before-- and a few more than I intended ;) . And do you know what keeps me going?


I thought I'd do a 2014 post recap. It will have everything I've learned/done over the year (well, not everything ;) ) And no, it won't all be about books (I did discover 1D after all ;) )

My Top 10 Things of 2014 (in no particular order)
1. Betraying Ever After: A Shattered Fairy Tale came out. My first non-YA book.

2. UTOPYA! (Nashville writer's conference)

3. My youtube channel (which has been a dream of mine for about 3 years, but I've been too chicken to start it)-- Be sure to subscribe!
4. I found One Direction (I know... I know... I'm the last person in the world who has listened to them. I'm so ashamed)-- This is my favorite 1D song. I may blast it in my car...
5. I got to be in a book with Rachel Van Dyken, Nadine Millard, and Kristin Vayden! (seriously cool!) You can get it here...
6. My first hair cut in 18 months... I mean... yeah!
Photo: The final product (it is curlier in person)
7. Over 3,000 facebook likes!
(I can't get a good screen shot... blah!)
8. Epic Rap Battles of History (beware... language!)
9. Chats with my author buddies (Leah Sanders, Wendy Knight, Angela Schroeder just to name a few). They keep me on track :)
10. YOU!
(insert your picture here...)
You have made 2014 more epic than I could ever imagine so thank you!!
What's in store for 2015? Well... that's another post ;)
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Monday, November 10, 2014

Raif and Me: Part 6

It's Monday again! So that means it is time to continue the adventures of Raif and Tabitha. If you want to catch up, here are the links to the other parts written by Wendy Knight, Leah Sanders, and myself.

Part 1
Part 2
Part 3
Part 4
Part 5
Raif wanted to be far away when she woke up. He needed to not be in the room with her. It was difficult enough to watch her sleep, so peaceful.


          Not his.

Not. His.

She belonged to part of this body they shoved him in—if that made any sense. It didn’t to him. All he knew was he woke up and he wasn’t himself. He wasn’t anything—and he was everything.

Memories that weren’t his came into his mind from time to time: walking on the beach, kissing on a ferris wheel, laughing at a movie, making out in the backseat of his car.

He loved her.

She loved him.

And then he died.

Or… something like that.

He didn’t know her. Not really. And truthfully, back then, she didn’t know herself either. The first time she turned into the Phoenix—it scared them both.

Then the Collective came and recruited her.

He (the other him) told her not to do it, but she wouldn’t listen. She was scared. She wanted to save the world.

She picked the wrong side.

He woke up in Linoge Headquarters. They treated him well. Gave him assignments and a gun. Gave him a purpose which was more than one could ask for in the afterlife.

And then they sent him out to learn how to pretend to be human. He stunk at it. That’s where the routine came from. People, most people, thrive on routine. He thrived on chaos—on helping the cause.

The Collective sent Tabitha to stop him because they thought she would bring out the humanity, the true humanity, in him. They didn’t think he would hurt her. They thought their past would keep him from finishing his job.

They thought wrong.

Sunday, November 9, 2014

QUEEN by Heather Gray

Back Cover Blurb:

You can't hide from the past.
Queen's world was shattered, and she was banished to a foreign land. Years pass before she dares to return, but what she finds is of little comfort. Greed and dishonesty have festered and grown in her absence. Embittered and cynical, Queen trusts few people.

 Owen pursues a clandestine investigation and finds himself working side-by-side with a veritable ghost, an agent few have seen, a master of disguise known simply as Queen.  He craves her trust…but then uncovers a secret from his family's past that could destroy her.

 Queen once sought refuge in America and now seeks it in disguise. Owen has always found his refuge in God, but will his faith be strong enough for the challenges ahead? Can he convince Queen to stop hiding, or is he doomed to become her most hated enemy?


"I don't want him knowing what either of you look like. You need to leave until I get him back to the inn."

"It's not safe."

"The situation is a disaster, but he's safe. I trust him."

Owen listened to the voices. The first was Isadore/Iola. Thankfully, she'd dropped the horrible screech she'd been using as part of the barmaid act. The other belonged to a man. Older, he guessed, but he couldn't say by how much.

"I don't like it. This isn't part of the plan."

A woman's voice, also older. Isadore/Iola's parents?

The voices talked some more in a hushed whisper, then a door opened and closed.

"You can stop pretending to be unconscious, Mr. Loring."

"How do you know my name?" Owen sat up, his movement slow. He winced at the pain while taking in his surroundings. He was on a pallet in the main room of a small cottage. His hand explored the source of his discomfort and found a tender lump on the back of his head.

"I make it my business to learn things about people." She stood near the front door, not very far away in the smallness of the room. Her frizzy red hair looked as if it might take flight were it not held down by the small linen cap that was part of her uniform at the inn.

"I'm at a disadvantage, then, because I'm fairly certain I don't know your name. Isadore. Or should I say Iola?"

A kind of tired silence was her only response, and Owen decided to go for the jugular.

"Maybe it's Queen?"

Her hissed intake of breath told him he'd hit the mark.

"I stopped to visit Peter on my way here. He mentioned you two went fishing."

She smiled then, and the lines of tension eased from around her eyes. "Peter never mentions anything on accident."

Owen stared, puzzling out her words. "You didn't go fishing, did you?"

A quick shake of the head. "But you and I appear to be fishing in the same pond."

Peter had always been a sly fox. He'd told Owen, but the younger agent hadn't listened.

"Nobody's seen you in these parts for a long time."

She tipped her head in agreement. "Four years."

"Where have you been?"

"Does it matter?" She frowned at him.

"You told someone in this room that you trust me. So trust me now. Tell me what's going on."

"Where do I start?"

"Your name would be a good place."

Her mouth again stretched wide, her eyes crinkling at the corners, and light danced in the blue orbs. "Let's stick with Queen for now."

Author Bio:

Heather Gray authors the Ladies of Larkspur inspirational western romance series, including Mail Order Man, Just Dessert, and Redemption.  She also writes the Regency Refuge series: His Saving Grace, Jackal, and Queen - plus contemporary titles Ten Million Reasons and Nowhere for Christmas.  Aside from a long-standing love affair with coffee, Heather’s greatest joys are her relationships with her Savior and family.  Heather loves to laugh, and this theme is prevalent in her writing where, through the highs and lows of life, her characters find a way to love God, embrace each day, and laugh out loud right along with her.

You can find Heather online at,, and  She can also be found most days at The Inspired Inkpot, a street team, prayer group, and all around awesome place to hang out -



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Monday, October 20, 2014

Raif and Me: Part 3

No, you haven't fallen into some alternate universe and missed parts one and two. I'm a part of a really cool story project with the amazing Leah Sanders and the awesome Wendy Knight. Leah wrote the first part of the story (CLICK HERE TO READ IT) and Wendy wrote the second (CLICK HERE TO... YOU GET THE IDEA).

And here it is. Part 3. Leah will have part 4 for you next week :) <3 ~Kelly


In the monster hunting business, Halloween is either take it or leave it. It's cool because at least, for one day, people-- no matter how sarcastic-- acknowledge what Tabitha dealt with every day: monsters exist.

Tabitha took her eyes off of Raif and watched the lyther demon in the form of a 5 year old girl walk by with a bag full of candy. She-- and the Cooperation-- called it a lyther demon. Normal people called it a werewolf. The Cooperation-- always making simple things difficult. Their motto since 1667.

A Sleagh Maith fluttered by. (A young girl in a fairy costume).
A princeps with a crown and wand ran along behind her (A princess, of course)
A vampire stalked across the street, mumbling about the horrible selection of candy at Mrs. Parrish's house. (A vampire was called a vampire. No matter what.)

And then there was Raif. Suddenly realizing she hadn't seen him in a few seconds, Tabitha scanned the shadows, cursing herself for letting her mind wander. Raif was a different sort of bird all together. He looked human, acted human-- was human-- for the most party anyway.

"Where are you?" she mumbled, squinting to see into the shadows. She couldn't lose him. He was too important to the project. Not that she cared about the project. She had no idea what it was. But it was important to the Cooperation and that made it important to her. They wouldn't be happy if she lost him. Not the Cooperation and certainly not Frankcorp, who wanted him back, but on their terms-- preferably unconscious and dismembered.

"Find what you are looking for?" Tabitha felt his breath on her neck, but didn't jump and she certainly didn't scream. One, she was a freakin' spy and spies didn't do that. And two, her pride wouldn't let her. In no way would he ever know he scared her.

Not again.

She slowly turned to face him, tilting her head up to see his face-- the same face she dreamt about every night. She remembered that face: leaning down to kiss her,  lips brushing against her forehead, saying he loved her. She remembered him holding her-- back before his name was Raif, back before he towered over her.

"Did you?"

"You already know the answer." His voice wasn't the one she remembered. It was gruff and dark. She felt the hunter power within her rise, ready to attack, ready to do her job. The only question was-- could she look into those eyes and kill him again?


Tuesday, August 12, 2014

The World Premier of the book trailer for 'Revenge; by Paula Rose

Trailer Link on Youtube:

Blurb: As a job coach, it’s up to Olivia Foster to ensure her clients work in a safe environment, understand their positions, and serve their employer’s mission. The death of her brother drives her career choice, and she loves her job. It remains her only focus until one of her autistic clients goes missing. Then Olivia’s employer ends her position and adds her to the suspect list, but she makes plans to bring the missing young man home. Meanwhile, Detective Lt. Phillip Landon is deep into second-guessing his career choice, but his well-honed instincts see major flaws inside this missing person’s case. Surprising contacts, mysterious happenings, and threats can turn deadly. Can he keep Olivia safe, protect his heart, remove the job coach from someone’s target list, and adopt a faith he never knew all while adjusting to the new lives of his old family?

Release Date: December 16, 2014

Author Bio: Paula Rose provides inspiration through Christian romantic suspense stories where "average" families come into extraordinary situations, brushed with life-size strokes of reality and a touch of humor. Born in Philadelphia, she lives in Southern New Jersey with her husband and rescue kitty but often plays amateur photographer in both states.






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~*~*~I'm so excited to be part of this blog tour!! ~Kelly

Tuesday, July 29, 2014

Runaway book release week :)

Check out this brand new release by Renee Donne and Anaiah Press.

After Marianne discovers her bankrupt stepfather sold her into marriage to the highest bidder, she flees Philadelphia and heads west to start a new life. Unfortunately for her, danger follows.

First, a stage coach accident leaves her stranded in the middle of nowhere – with an injured driver. And henchmen hired by her spurned would-be husband are hot on her trail, threatening to return her to Philadelphia and the man who is determined to own her.

Just when things seem hopeless, Marianne is rescued by a handsome cowboy who offers temporary refuge. Knowing she can't refuse, yet wary of his intentions, Marianne finds herself drawn to this quiet, enigmatic hero. But is he someone she can trust?

Thursday, July 24, 2014

Shattered Assassin Puzzle Piece

I'm so excited to debut one of the puzzle pieces for Shattered Assassin!! Truth alert, I've seen the entire cover and it's AMAZING!!! It's by Wendy Knight (Feudlings series) and I know you guys are going to love it! To see the whole cover, go to her cover reveal party tomorrow night on facebook (CLICK HERE) and look for Shattered Assassin next month :)

Wednesday, July 16, 2014

100 Word Wednesday: Atonement

So... today's 100 Word Wednesday is a bit-- autobiographical. ;)

This week's prompt:
It was time. She'd fought against it for so long.

It was time. She'd fought against it for so long. The thought had haunted her for days. Should she? Should she not? Would she cry?

Finally, she became brave.

She wouldn't cry too much.

She wouldn't.

It would all be okay because-- she was strong.

She was brave.

She could do this no matter what others said. Their thoughts on it didn't matter.

She clicked play and the score swelled around her.

No tears. There would be no tears.

Except there were.

Lots of tears.

She turned off the movie and wiped her eyes. Why did it not win an Oscar for Best Picture?
I know I'm late to the party (it came out in 2007), but have you seen it!!!??? I didn't think I'd like it because I figured it was some stuffy, 'Too good you won't understand it' movie. ACK! It was so good.
And the library scene... swoon.
And the end... "I won't say another word. I promise."
TEARS people. Tears!
**DISCLAIMER: This movie is rated R for a reason ;) Not for my younger readers. I have to say, I'm 33 and even some part of it made me blush ;) (that note... Really? That's what you are going to say in a note lol. Oh Robbie.)

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Wednesday, July 9, 2014

Teaser Tuesday

Have a great day!! Enjoy some Walker, Oliver, and J <3 (Didn't mean for that to rhyme ;) )

Sunday, June 29, 2014

Love Overcomes Cover Reveal by Angela Schroeder

I am so excited to have Angela Schroeder on my blog today! She is one of my very good friends and I am thrilled about her debut novel. <3

Here is the cover reveal for LOVE OVERCOMES from Anaiah Press.


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by Angela Schroeder
A romantic novel coming October 21 from Anaiah Press!

About the book:
Single mother Arabella Mackenzie never imagined that going to California with her sister Clara would have such a huge impact on her life. Since the end of a disastrous relationship, Arabella has been wary of wanting or needing anyone other than her family. But when she meets hunky actor, Jeremy Fowlis, she begins to have feelings for a man for the first time since her three year old son was born. Now, she needs to try to overcome her past and learn to trust again.
Jeremy is not used to women who don't want to date him, or at least show him off to their friends - he is an in-demand actor, after all. He is tired of the shallow, avaricious attention that he gets from the public, but when he meets intelligent, cautious Arabella, she doesn't even know his name. Arabella’s grounded beauty captivates him instantly, but, he is wary of getting involved with a single mother with a complicated past.
Can Arabella and Jeremy both overcome their doubts and fears in order to find love?

And here's the cover...
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About the Author:
I was born and raised in Iowa. I am a single mother to three fantastic children. I enjoy attending church, playing games with my kids, and spending time with my parents and siblings. Writing has always been a passion of mine and I believe that a hand written letter will never go out of style.
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Saturday, June 28, 2014

Betraying Ever After-- A giveaway and my 100th post :)

About a week ago, I sent out a challenge: 100 'to read' shelve adds on goodreads for Betraying Ever After: A Shattered fairytale. I'm SO excited to let you know that we've done it!!!! I'm so excited <3 Thank you all for adding it and being excited about it!!

So, now I'm giving away a $20 Amazon Gift Card and an advanced copy of Betraying Ever After to celebrate :) Be sure to enter!

What is Betraying Ever After?
The first time Vaughan Wexley, Earl of Brighton, eyes the blonde beauty from atop the balcony, he is taken. Once he confronts her, he finds himself in love. The mysterious woman seems out of place in the regular sea of husband nabbing debutantes. She posses a gentle spirit, wide-eyed innocence, and-- his favorite quality-- cascading golden waves around her elegant shoulders. In need of a wife of noble blood, Vaughan believes his search has ended.

Emma Hartwell's only mission at the ball is to deliver a message to the host from her employer. In and out. That's the plan until she sees beautiful sights she's only dreamed of and hears wonderful music that touches her soul. Dressed up as a noble woman by the young housemaid Elizabeth and knowing she'll never get this opportunity again, Emma lingers longer than she intended. Her amazement with the grandeur allows the devilishly handsome Lord Brighton to steal her attention and sweep her off her feet. He is a charming man who is obviously taken with her. Emma's heart doesn't stand a chance. If only she could tell him the truth.

An earl in need of an honorable wife.

A servant in love with a man she can't have.

An evil plan that was set in motion years ago coming to fruition.

Can love conquer betrayal? Or will Emma's fairytale end at midnight?

A Cinderella re-telling.

Happy Reading :)
(BTW, Hindsight: The Black Heart came out this week and already landed on THREE Amazon best seller lists. Wha? Thank you so much for your support!!)

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Thursday, June 26, 2014

100 Word Wednesday -- The Black Heart

So my 100 word Wednesday is a day late and 200 words ;) But- yeah. I'm sorry about that. At least it's up this week! That's something.

It's also a snippet from THE BLACK HEART (Hindsight 2) which came out yesterday. It's 99 cents until Saturday <3

**Backstory: Walker (the narrators) is in jail for punching a cameraman in the nose.**

I hung my head. “I was a little busy to text her back, you know, with the protecting your honor and all.”

She actually snorted. Must have been a Rivers’ trait. “Like my honor needs your protecting.”

“Obviously it did,” I reminded her.

She narrowed her eyes at me and placed her thumbs on the keyboard again. This time, she had a devilish giddiness to her. “What? No. Don’t. I’m in here, unable to protect myself and I'm gonna…”

“You’re gonna do what?” she challenged playfully. She was so cute when she was playful. “Talk me to death.”

“Oh I can be very persuasive…”

“Children!” Sheriff Rivers yelled, his face red. Clearly frustrated. “Can you please be quiet so I can write this up? Unless you want to stay in here all night, Mister Scott.”

I didn’t.

But I had to know. “What did you send her, J? Tell me.”

“Oh for the love of…” the sheriff said — I’m sure you can imagine his tone.

J laughed and walked the phone to me, close enough so I could read it.

Sorry, Alicia. A little tied up at the moment. See you tomorrow… maybe.

I bet you can guess the look I gave J.

After a huge sigh, he-- the sheriff-- reluctantly handed over the key.
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Wednesday, June 25, 2014

#utopYAResolutions What I want to do in the next year :)

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This was me at utopYA 2014 this year <3 (Which makes sense since it IS 2014.) The theme was 'Take me to your reader' so when you see aliens, that's why.

UtopYA is a convention in Nashville with YA/NA authors/bloggers/fans. It is one of the most awesome experiences you can have :) **Note the smiling face...**

On the utopYA facebook page, we were challenged to write out our #utopYAResolutions Sort of like New Years Resolutions, but more about what we want to accomplish before next year's conference. I have a few. Some are HUGE-- Some are measurable -- And some are dreams. But I'm going to put them all here and update them throughout the year to see how I'm doing.

Here we go...
utopYA Resolutions for 2015:

**Top 1000 in Amazon (especially in a new category since I'm writing in new genres this year-- Regency and NA)

**Be in the local paper (I won't get into the reasons why I haven't been here ;) )

**Come to terms with the accent. Friends, I have a very southern accent.  I live about an hour from Nashville. It comes out when I'm nervous. Heck, it comes out all the time. It is very intimidating to speak in front of people who don't have accents (at least it is to me). I didn't realize how hard it was for me until utopYA this year when I had a table and people came by to talk to me-- the UPSIDE-- I sold 2 books simply because they liked my accent. SCORE!!

**Be a more confident speaker. I have all of these ideas I *want* to say. I can write them all out. I can post on message boards and facebook until my fingers fall off and I'm fine-- BUT make me talk face to face with someone and I FREEZE (which is odd since I'm a teacher.) Part of it is the accent again, and part of it is I'm SO SCARED of either saying something stupid or saying something as a joke and accidently offending someone (it's happened-- and I think I cried a week over it). SO, that is something I really need to work on.

**Start a vlog. I have a youtube account and I've made videos for my facebook page before, but I'm going to do a vlog at least 2 times a month for youtube. (My legs turn to jello just by typing that ;) ) But I'm going to do it. <3


***Work on my social media daily. I have tumblr (which I'm fangirl enough to LOVE!!!), facebook, twitter, pinterest, etc. I think I'm on pinterest the least.

***Write 2,000 words a day-- not counting blog or facebook posts ;)

***Make 1 meme every day. I use and it's super easy. I just need to DO IT. Imagine the collection I'd have by the end of the year? The content? The pictures I could use for promotion??? I'm getting giddy all thinking about it.

********************utopYA Dream*********************
**Be on a panel ;) Might seem strange after my 'Be a more Confident Speaker' thing, but my big, huge ultimate sort of awesomeness would be on a panel. What would I talk about? Hmm...
Becoming more confident ;)
Writing different genres.
Writing/publishing 10 books in 2 years....
How to write quickly...
Finding time to write with a family, a full time job, and that doubt bubble following over your head daily...
AND-- hopefully-- 'What a difference a year makes' ;)

There you have it. My utopYA resolutions! Basically, it's me being more confident with ME, getting over myself, and busting out of my shell. I can SO do that! I'm ready.

Are you?



Monday, June 16, 2014

Trailer Reveal. PRIDE The Temptation Series by Rosie Somers!!

I'm so excited to be a part of this trailer reveal!!!
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Seventeen-year-old Gabriella Pierce is used to taking care of herself, but she’s about to become responsible for a whole lot more. When she gets a visit from three men claiming to be defenders of fantastical rings imbued with the powers of THE CARDINAL SINS, her life is changed irrevocably.


Gabby is the steward of PRIDE


To make matters worse, she’s falling hard for fellow steward, Grant Barnett, and he hates her guts. Now Gabby has to learn to protect Pride without letting her feelings for Grant get in the way.


Release Date:

9 September 2014


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Author Bio:
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Rosie Somers is a YA author who lives in Florida, soaking up the year round sunshine. She can often be found in her favourite spot on her favourite beach, nose-deep in a good book.