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Kelli’s Quill Newsletter - February 2022 Issue

Hi everyone! Hope the new year is off to a great start for you. Winter is certainly here, and if you’re looking for a few great reads to pass the time while you’re indoors, I’ve got just what you need.

In this issue of the Quill I’m sharing news about my long-awaited new paranormal mystery/romance novel, getting you ready for Valentine’s Day, and offering up a few February frights! Let’s get started….

New Release… In Another World

In January 2022, Kelli released In Another World. This contemporary romance novel blends a murder mystery with the world of the paranormal.

In Another World A Paranormal Mystery/Romance Novel Disgraced psychic medium Julie Kershaw has finally met her soul mate. The problem is he’s dead… and his spirit haunts the car she just bought. The spirit of Detective Eddie Mahoney is determined to find his killer and needs Julie’s help. At first, she refuses. She’s tired of being called crazy and swore she’d never use her abilities to speak to the dead again—even if Eddie is handsome and charming. Eddie persuades Julie to contact his former partner, Lou Kaplonski, to ask him to reopen his case. Skeptical, Lou dismisses Julie as a fake—until she proves she can communicate with the dead—and he finds out Eddie has a lot to say. Julie channels Eddie’s spirit and together with Lou, the unusual trio tracks down leads and follows clues to solve Eddie’s murder. The case takes them down a dark and dangerous path filled with secrets, where nobody can be trusted. As they work to find his killer, Julie falls for Eddie. Funny, smart, and sexy, Eddie is the guy of her dreams—and he doesn’t look or act the least bit dead. To her surprise, Eddie discovers a clever way they can be together, and they begin an ethereal romance. When Lou’s investigation brings him too close to the killer, his life and Julie’s are put in danger—and Eddie may be the only one who can save them. Order your copy here: Amazon: All other platforms:

Get Ready for Valentine’s Day… Kelli has written more than 20 romance novels ranging from mild to super-spicy. Her contemporary, gay, paranormal, and historical romances have something for everyone. If you’re looking for love this February, catch up on all of Kelli’s romances here:

Want to add more romance to your life? Why not try… Romance Every Weekend: 104 Fun Ways to Express Your Love Whether you’re just starting out dating, in a committed relationship, newlyweds, or you’ve been married for twenty years, Romance Every Weekend will show you how you can strengthen the bond between you and your loved one and deepen your relationship. Romance shouldn’t be reserved for Valentine’s Day, birthdays, or an anniversary. Why should people wait for a special occasion to show someone they love that they care? Love can (and should) be expressed every chance you get. Romance Every Weekend features 104 fun and easy ways you can express your love to that special someone in your life. Perfect for men or women, it focuses on tender, everyday gestures that let your partner know how much you love him or her. If you're looking for ways to keep your romance fresh, this is the book for you! Romance Every Weekend makes a great gift for you – or for your sweetie! Why not order it now and try all 104 suggestions in 2022? Get your copy here: Amazon: All other Platforms:

DID YOU KNOWFebruary is “Women in Horror” month?

If you love horror, follow Kelli’s Facebook Horror page:

And don’t forget to check out the horror section of her site: to read about her horror

ebooks, sci fi stories, and more!

Here are two of Kelli’s horror/mystery releases from 2021…

Silent Sentinel - A Mini-Thriller

One afternoon, Valerie visits a flea market and meets a peculiar man who tries to sell her an ancient statue of Anubis—the Egyptian god of the dead. Despite her protests, the man insists that she must have the statue. Valerie gives in and brings her new “guardian” home. Later that night, Valerie awakens to discover an intruder has broken into her house. She’s forced to fight for her life and relies on Anubis to save her. When the police investigate, they make a shocking discovery about her attacker and his motive. Only then does Valerie realize how lucky she was— the statue was the last thing she wanted, but exactly what she needed. Order your copy here: Amazon: All other platforms: Read reviews here:

More Than I Bargained For - A Paranormal Mini-Mystery

Katie doesn’t like going to estate sales. Why? Because she sees dead people.

When Katie reluctantly attends an estate sale with her friend Diane, she gets more than she bargained for. The deceased former owner of the house, Grace, realizes that Katie can communicate with her, and she's thrilled. As Katie pretends to shop, Grace tells her the story of how she was murdered—and reveals that her killer is still in the house. It’s up to Katie to uncover the murder weapon and get it to the police… before time runs out.

And Kelli's personal favorite…

Nightmare in the North a cautionary tale about traveling alone in the winter…

Stranded during a violent blizzard, Mark hikes to the only house nearby. George, a well-mannered University professor, welcomes Mark and gives him shelter from the storm. By morning, Mark suspects that everything isn’t what it seems. George’s adult daughter, Kate, who also lives in the house, shares a disturbing and unsettling tale. When questioned, George insists that Kate has a psychological issue and can’t be trusted to tell the truth. Mark quickly finds himself caught in a game of cat and mouse. Who should he believe? Is Kate’s desperate plea for help sincere? Should he be suspicious of George? Or are both of them plotting something together? Isolated from everyone, Mark is forced to wait out the storm—and find a way to escape—if he hopes to make it out alive. Order it here:

Want to Write in 2022? Get Started Here!

You Can Write—Really! A Beginner’s Guide to Writing Fiction

Have you always wanted to write? Are you looking for an extra boost of motivation? Do you have a great story idea, but don’t know how to develop it? If you’ve always dreamed of writing and getting published, but have no idea where or how to start—THIS is the book for you! Each easy-to-read chapter: *Is based on my experience as a writer, advice I’ve received over the years, and the technical “know-how” I’ve gained in writing classes and workshops. * Gives you practical advice on how to create a story, step-by-step: from getting a great idea to meeting your characters, developing a plot, and on to writing, revising, and submitting your work. * Contains helpful tips all writers can use, PLUS fun writing exercises to get you motivated! Once you have the basics down, you can write—really! Order your copy here: Amazon: All other platforms: Read reviews here:

I hope you enjoyed this issue of the Quill. Now that In Another World is done, I’m taking a little break from writing and catching up on other things. I still have lots of projects in the development stage, including more horror shorts and a contemporary gay romance. Stay tuned to my blog and social media pages for updates. I'll also be posting more blogs about - an exclusive excerpt from - In Another World in the next few weeks. As always, I welcome questions and comments from readers and other authors. Want to get in touch with me on social media? All my links are listed on the contact page of my site: Stay warm… spring is just around the corner. Happy Reading, - Kelli


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