Kelli A. Wilkins
Kelli’s Quill Newsletter - Happy October 2022 Issue
Hi everyone! I hope you’re enjoying the cooler autumn weather and getting ready for my favorite holiday, HALLOWEEN! (Yes, I know it’s early, but the damn Christmas stuff is already out in stores, so why not?) This issue of the Quill has info on my latest paranormal romance, flashes back to my horror stories, showcases my blog series, and more! Let’s get started….
If you like paranormal romances, don’t miss…
In Another World
This contemporary romance novel blends a murder mystery with the world of the paranormal. It’s received several excellent reviews!
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:
All other platforms: https://books2read.com/u/bpw16g
Read reviews here: https://www.kelliwilkins.com/in-another-world
Looking for a few quick reads? Check out these treats…
Silent Sentinel - A Mini-Thriller
One afternoon, Valerie visits a flea market and brings her new “guardian” home. She 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 later that night, she 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.
All other platforms: https://books2read.com/u/mgExB0
Read reviews here: https://www.kelliwilkins.com/silent-sentinel
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 has a lot to say.
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.
All other platforms: https://books2read.com/u/me9jzl
Read reviews here: https://www.kelliwilkins.com/more-than-i-bargained-for
Tis the Season… to be Scared!
If you love to be scared (or at least slightly creeped out) be sure to visit the horror section of my site https://www.kelliwilkins.com/horror and read about these spooky stories…
Dead Til Dawn
Nightmare in the North
And if you like sci-fi, don’t miss Extraterrestrial Encounters, a collection of 18 out-of-this-world stories.
Don’t forget, my short horror fiction has appeared in dozens of horror anthologies. Visit my Amazon author page for a full title list: www.amazon.com/author/kelliwilkins
If you DON'T like to be scared, how about a paranormal romance?
If you love paranormal romances (or romances in general) check out these unusual love stories…
Beauty & the Bigfoot: Can true love exist between the species? Things aren’t exactly what they seem in this paranormal comedy. https://www.kelliwilkins.com/beauty-the-bigfoot
Confessions of a Vampire’s Lover: In this super-hot paranormal romance, a vampire falls in love... at the beach. https://www.kelliwilkins.com/confessions-of-a-vampire-s-lover
The Viking’s Witch: A hot historical romance between a Viking warrior and a Celtic witch.
If you’ve been feeling overwhelmed or stressed out lately and aren’t sure how to handle your emotions, why not try journaling?
In case you missed it… In 2021 I released my non-fiction guide, Journaling Every Week: 52 Topics to Get You Writing.
This fun and innovative book is filled with hundreds of journaling prompts that cover your childhood, friendships, beliefs and values, your career, coping with grief, fears, forgiveness, your purpose, and much more.
Whether you are experienced in journaling or completely new to the process, this book is designed to get you thinking about—and writing about—your life, relationships, patterns, goals, and some of your fondest memories. You’ll benefit from writing about these thought-provoking prompts and learn something about yourself along the way.
Journaling is a useful tool for self-discovery. In your journal, you can explore a wide range of subjects, themes, and ideas, revisit the past, and vent about anything (or anyone). In a way, you play counselor to yourself by digging deep into your innermost thoughts and emotions and writing about how you feel.
Journaling Every Week makes a great gift for yourself or someone you care about. Order it today and start journaling!
Learn more about the book, read reviews, and order your copy here: https://www.kelliwilkins.com/journaling-every-week
Kelli’s Continuing Blog Series…
This year I continued my two new blog series. The first is called Behind the Scenes. Each Behind the Scenes blog examines my romance novels. I talk about why I wrote the book, share my thoughts on the plot and/or characters, and reveal what I loved most (or least) about writing the book.
The second blog series is called Meet the Character Day. These blogs are fun chats with the heroes and heroines from my romances.
Each series is featured on both of my blogs. If you missed one, you can catch up here:
https://www.kelliwilkins.com/blog or https://kelliwilkinsauthor.blogspot.com/
The series will be wrapping up in December. I’ll be starting a new (limited) series next year. Stay tuned for more details.
As some of you may already know, I’ve been on hiatus from writing and social media for the last few months. I’ll be blogging about why and what I’ve been up to… But in the meantime know that I’ll be writing new horror stories (I just got a great idea the other day) and finally putting pen to paper for my contemporary gay romance. Stay tuned to my blogs and social media for updates.
I hope you enjoyed this autumn issue of the Quill. 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: https://www.kelliwilkins.com/contact
Happy Halloween! Kelli