As you all know by now, Halloween is my favorite holiday, and this year there’s a Full Moon on the 31st. Not only that, but it’s a “blue” moon! Very rare! I hope everyone gets to celebrate the holiday in one way or another.
In this issue of the Quill, I’m sharing news about a new Halloween-themed anthology, highlighting my horror novellas, sci-fi anthology, paranormal romances, and more…
New Release! Halloween Horror Vol. 2
My short story, “The Uninvited” appears in this collection of spooky Halloween tales. I don’t want to give away too much of the plot, so let’s just say it’s about a children’s Halloween party that goes horribly wrong…
Here’s the official book blurb and buy link:
Halloween Horror Vol. 2
The season's best and darkest tales of Halloween. Stories of adventure, mishap, magic, and macabre happenings on All Hallows' Eve. The night when spirits walk among the living and dead things crawl from their dark hiding places to unleash Halloween Horror.
Available as an ebook or paperback:
And if you want to really get creeped out, check out my other horror ebooks:
Dead Til Dawn is a Civil War themed ghost story,
Kropsy’s Curse takes place in a cemetery on Halloween,
and Nightmare in the North is a cautionary tale about travelling alone…
Read summaries, reviews, and get links here: https://www.kelliwilkins.com/horror
Here’s a pre-Halloween treat! Read my flash fiction story “Unpleasant Dreams” for free here:
Stay tuned… more horrors await! Later this month, another of my horror stories will be included in Madame Gray’s Creep Show anthology.
If life on Earth is getting you down these days, why not lose yourself in a few Extraterrestrial Encounters?
Extraterrestrial Encounters: A Collection of Sci-Fi Stories
Are you ready to step into the unknown?
In these 18 sci-fi stories, you’ll encounter aliens of all shapes and sizes, curious (and sometimes unlucky) space explorers, and ordinary Earthlings having otherworldly experiences.
Some of the out-of-this-world tales in this short fiction anthology include:
“The Hoax” - A reporter learns that a creature from another planet is a dangerous thing to fool with
“It Grows on You” - A strange kind of mold has invaded an office, and it’s the perfect tool for revenge
“What Lurks Below” - Everyone knows there’s no life on Mars, but nobody thought about what might be lurking under the surface…
“The Con” - An alien becomes an unlikely ally to a down-on-his-luck petty crook
“Space Cowboy” - When a second-rate rodeo star is abducted by aliens, he makes the most of the situation
“They Just Keep Eating” - A Nebraska farmer encounters a menace from space… and it’s hungry
This collection of speculative fiction will stimulate your imagination, unnerve you just a little, and make you wonder… “What if we’re not alone?”
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All other platforms: https://books2read.com/u/3JVJ9e
When Love Meets Monsters… Paranormal Romances!
Not all “monsters” are scary, in fact, some are sexy! If you love unusual love stories, check out my paranormal romances:
BEAUTY & THE BIGFOOT
Can true love exist between the species?
Tara’s world is anything but normal. Her father is known as the resident crackpot – just because he’s on a personal mission to catch a Sasquatch. Despite all of the “Bigfoot evidence” cluttering their house, Tara never really believed in Bigfoot – until the day her father brought him home.
She affectionately names her father’s prized catch ‘Joe’ and discovers there’s something oddly familiar – and erotic – about him. With a media circus descending on her father’s ranch and a showdown brewing with the local sheriff, Tara risks her life to save Joe.
When Tara finally succumbs to her animalistic urges, she learns that Joe is not exactly who – or what – he seems. Joe is more than a Sasquatch – he’s her soul mate!
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CONFESSIONS OF A VAMPIRE’S LOVER
The moment Brian spotted Anya sitting on the moonlit beach, he was hooked. Beautiful, smart, and sexy, Anya was the girl of his dreams. She didn’t mind that he spent the hot summer days riding the ocean waves, because once the sun set, he belonged to her—all night long! Everything is perfect between them—until Brian discovers Anya’s shocking secret. Can Brian give up the sun, sand, and surf to be with the woman he loves? Read Brian’s first-hand account of their unusual love story in… Confessions of a Vampire’s Lover.
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KILLER IN WOLF’S CLOTHING
A super aggressive Alpha male, a serial killer, and a visit to a kinky sex club… What has Larry gotten himself into?
When Larry learns that his boyfriend Greg changes into another man during the full moon, he has a hard time accepting it—until he meets Deke, Greg’s alternate Alpha personality.
Deke doesn’t play nice and has no time for games. He only wants two things—to get laid and to get revenge against the arsonist who murdered his friends. Finally free from Greg’s restraints, Deke is ready for action, and Larry is more than willing to submit to Deke’s needs.
Together, Larry and Deke set out to find the killer. Their hunt takes them to an all-night Alpha sex club where things heat up for the two of them. But when Larry unwittingly falls into the clutches of the murderer, it’s up to Deke—and Greg—to save him before it’s too late.
This romance is a fun look at the werewolf legend and blends mystery, danger, humor, and sizzling love scenes.
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THE VIKING’S WITCH
About to be burned at the stake by her fellow villagers, Odaria does what any betrayed witch facing certain death would do. She calls down a curse. Within seconds, rampaging Norsemen raid the village, capturing everyone except her.
But her reprieve is short-lived, and Odaria lands in the clutches of the Norse leader Rothgar. Can she remain true to herself and fight her growing attraction to this domineering man, or will she fall under his influence and be used for his ambitions?
After Rothgar witnesses Odaria’s powers firsthand, he strikes a bargain with her. The raven-haired beauty will use her magical abilities to help him with his quest in exchange for safe passage off the isle. But can this cunning woman be trusted, or is she using him to exact vengeance on her village?
Together they must fight bloodthirsty villagers, battle a mutinous band of Norsemen, find a missing Norse ship, and learn to trust each other…before time runs out.
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All other platforms: https://books2read.com/u/4EQe0o
Need a fast and yummy fall dessert? Get my recipe for pumpkin spice bread here: https://www.kelliwilkins.com/post/taste-of-halloween-pumpkin-bread-recipe
I hope you enjoyed this Halloween edition of the Quill. Stay tuned to my site, blog and social media for upcoming release news and other fun posts.
I welcome questions and comments from readers and other authors, so feel free to write me via the contact form on my site.
Kelli A. Wilkins