Kelli’s Quill Newsletter - Welcome Winter 2022
Hi everyone! I hope you’re surviving the chaos of “the holidays” and taking it easy when you can. This issue of the Quill recaps 2022—and oddly, it’s mostly devoted to the paranormal! It’s not a throwback to Halloween, but since the Christmas stuff has been in stores since before Halloween, who can tell?
I’m sharing info on a non-fiction paranormal anthology, flashing back to my paranormal romance novel, sharing a link to a yummy cookie recipe, and more!
Out of Time - 26 True Stories of the Paranormal!
As most of my readers know, I love all things supernatural. My idea of an exciting weekend is exploring historical/haunted/creepy places. (Wilson Castle, VT, anyone??!) I have no qualms about investigating haunted mansions, and videos of orbs or strange shadow figures intrigue me. It’s no secret that my husband and I have had our share of paranormal adventures. Many of my friends and relatives already know about the unusual events that occurred in Gettysburg—but now I’m sharing my story with the rest of world in the Out of Time anthology from Timber Ghost Press. Out of Time Are ghosts real? The question has haunted us for ages. Almost every culture in the world has tales and stories of the unknown things that lurk in our periphery.
Contained within are 26 true stories about ghosts, poltergeists, haunted houses, unexplained events, and possessed items. You'll find stories about strange noises, objects that vanish and reappear in odd places, dolls that refuse to sit still, haunted battlefields, abandoned castles, and much more! But beware: after reading this anthology, you might just start believing in the things that are trapped out of time. Order your copy here: https://www.timberghostpress.com/out-of-time1.html
I’ve read several of the stories and some of them are pretty creepy—even by my standards! If you love true stories of the paranormal, be sure to get a copy of this book… if you dare. (Makes a great holiday gift!)
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 more mystery? Curl up with these quick reads:
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.
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
Kelli’s Been Blogging…
In November, I blogged about my non-fiction self-help ebooks. If you’re looking for fun ways to make the most of the new year, be sure to check them out!
Journaling Every Week: 52 Topics to Get You Writing: Love the holidays? Can’t stand them? Want to vent about what bothers you? Try Journaling!https://www.kelliwilkins.com/post/love-the-holidays-can-t-stand-them-want-to-vent-about-what-bothers-you-try-journaling
Romance Every Weekend: 104 Fun Ways to Express Your Love: Show you care this holiday season!https://www.kelliwilkins.com/post/show-you-care-this-holiday-season-with-romance-every-weekend-104-fun-ways-to-express-your-love
Kelli’s Blog Series Wraps Up! This year I completed my blog series. The Behind the Scenes blogs examine 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 Meet the Character Day blogs are fun chats with the heroes and heroines from my romances.
Each series is featured on both of my blogs. If you missed any, you can catch up here:
A Tasty Holiday Treat!
My Spicy Ginger Cookie recipe appeared in the December issue of Still Moments digital magazine: https://drive.google.com/file/d/1qxDOtqtRhHk--y9s2omJHePuBTMOTM7A/view
In 2023, I’ll be contributing articles to several issues. You can follow them/subscribe here:
Looking into the Future...
I hope you enjoyed this issue of the Quill. Thank you to all my readers for your support over the last 12 months. If you’ve read one of my books and loved it, please consider leaving a great review on Amazon, Goodreads, or other social media platforms.
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 I’ll be writing new horror stories and finally writing that contemporary gay romance. I’m starting a writing-related blog series next year. Stay tuned to my blogs and social media for updates.
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 Holidays! (Please donate to your local animal shelter if you can!)
Kelli A. Wilkins