Saturday, February 16, 2019

DAILY BLOGGING from MAUI!

Aloha~

I'm headed to Maui on Tuesday evening and plan to write my daily escapades on the blog starting Wednesday!
I do this every year, but this year things will be slightly different. I will also do daily Vlogs, video blogs, to show you where I am, what I'm doing, and how lovely Maui is.

If you're interested in tuning in, make sure you follow this blog (Click FOLLOW on the sidebar) and make sure you are a Beach Club member on Facebook over here: https://www.facebook.com/groups/188081488503196/




This is a group of people interested in my books and me as an author. I'm always looking to add more people to the Kim Hornsby Beach Club. Even people who have just met me. It's a big beach where everyone looks fantastic in their bathing suit!


I'll show you some locations on Maui where The Dream Jumper's Promise (my optioned for film book series!) takes place. And take you with me on a ferry to Lanai, the pineapple island to cruise around with my friend Bill. Then I'm off to sign books at Maui's Barnes & Noble!

It's Humpback Whale season so I just might have some whale footage too.

I hope you'll join me on Maui!





KIM HORNSBY is an Amazon #1 Bestselling novelist who lives in the Seattle area and writes books about women in dire circumstances rescuing themselves. She tweets her dreams most mornings on Twitter under the hashtag #StrangeDreams
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Monday, February 4, 2019

COMING ABOUT Launch Day!!!

Who doesn't love a handsome pirate rising from the sea like a newly formed island during a volcanic eruption?

"I woke the next morning from a delicious dream in which Caspian was carrying me out of the ocean, our bodies dripping with sea water, looks of lust shooting between us, his muscles probably rippling under his captain clothes."


In Coming About, the love story between Bryndle Moody and the Ghost--Caspian Cortez, the soft-hearted ghost hunter is put to the test of time when Caspian disappears.


Absence does make the heart grow fonder, in this case.
In a planned series of 8 books, that takes after a TV pilot screenplay, Book 3 begins immediately after Book 2 when Caspian has kissed her and said, "Remember me."



If you like a bit of romance, ghost action and some humor with your entertainment, try a few free pages of the first book -- DEAD AHEAD and see if you want to read more. I keep the books affordable so everyone can buy them and today I plodded along with the print book formatting to try to offer those to my readers as well.
Check out Moody, the 28 year old widow who has a wicked sense of humor.
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KIM HORNSBY is an Amazon #1 Bestselling novelist who lives in the Seattle area and writes books about women in dire circumstances rescuing themselves. She tweets her dreams most mornings on Twitter under the hashtag #StrangeDreams
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Saturday, February 2, 2019

Beach Houses - Just Because

Beach Houses: I love 'em. I love the light blues, the wood, the palm trees, the salty breezes, driftwood, sand, hammocks.
If I had a beach house, I'd write looking at the ocean, drink gin and tonics, wear stripes, play guitar on the porch, sing scat, wear coral colored lipstick, eat salads, twirl in long skirts.
What would you do?
Here's some photos to inspire you...



I call this one Frond Cottage




                    I call this one Blue Bungalow



                     This one is The Hangin' House





                    I call this Seagull Hideaway






                               This one is Sandy Shack




            This one is Seashell Cottage





                          Begonia Cottage











                                                                     
This one is called New Beginnings...+




I hope you were able to daydream a bit, looking at these!

Thursday, January 17, 2019

Scuba, Ghosts & Vitamin E

If you know anything about me, you probably know that I love to dive, taught SCUBA for 11 years in Hawaii and highly support that feeling of floating with the fishies.
I blog about diving, write it into my books, and try to get below the surface when I'm not imagining it. I love fish, turtles, dolphins, coral, even sharks!
And recently, I was asked to blog about a topic I'm well familiar with so I chose SCUBA.

Check out my guest blog post over on Originality by Design


I've been so busy lately writing my third Moody & The Ghost novel that I haven't blogged on this site since Christmas, which is a long dry blog period for me.

Ghosts and paranormal investigators took over my life after the holidays and I found myself researching haunted hotels in Portland. My protagonist hunts ghosts to help them, not hurt them, and in Book 3, she finds the ghost of a small girl on the seventh floor of an historical hotel near Chinatown. Don't worry, Moody fans, there is still lots of chemistry between Bryndle and Caspian and although this book takes a strange and wonderful turn the ending is satisfying, let's just say.



And now for Vitamin E... Apparently, it's a must to pop some of this daily in the winter, especially if you live in the Pacific Northwest where it rains a lot. Don't forget to take yours to keep up your health and happiness!


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Thursday, December 13, 2018

Christmas Present Ideas!

Are you stumped on what to get people for Christmas? Me too. I am one of the world's worst present givers and although I spend a ton of time thinking about what to get someone, I rarely get it right. And even if I do, I think I didn't.

I thought I'd write a list of things I see other people buy, seeing I work retail in America's Department Store -- Macy's!

Chocolates - prewrapped are great!
Pajamas - so many fun ones out there
Socks - Themed socks are popular eg) cats or dogs or trees
Sweaters - Doesn't take much fit
Gag Gifts - Like champagne pong sets
Champagne - Or non-alcoholic chardonnay from Trader Joes
Books! - Novels, Cookbooks, Memoirs
Plant or Flower
Fuzzy blanket
Wall hanging - Family is Everything or something meaningful
Specialty soaps or hand cream
Candles! Who doesn't need to cover up some smell in their house?
Snow scraper
Novelty Items at Bed Bath & Beyond - This place is stocked with fun stuff!
Your Time - Give a coffee date or a game night
Gift card to their favorite store - Can be sent email
Fun T-shirts with funny sayings
Gloves and scarves - always welcome!
Movie tickets
Flannel shirts- They are everywhere this year
Amazon Gift Card - They can buy my books on Amazon in either ebook form or print.

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And remember, it's the thought that counts.

Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays!


KIM HORNSBY is an Amazon #1 Bestselling novelist who lives in the Seattle area and writes books about women in dire circumstances rescuing themselves. She tweets her dreams most mornings on Twitter under the hashtag #StrangeDreams
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Wednesday, November 28, 2018

Christmas Looms!

I guess it isn't very nice to say that Christmas is looming. That word suggests something ominous hovering over the city.
Christmas is on it's merry way!
And no one is thinking Christmas more than me because for the last month, I've been writing Christmas Romance screenplays in hopes of selling one!
I have books, novellas, short stories, screenplays, and scripts. Take your pick. But my latest work is writing a believable Christmas movie but still keeping in the hunky new guy, the old boyfriend who's all wrong and lots of mistletoe and skating on a quaint frozen lake with twinkly lights and a cocoa stand. See? I'm up to my eyeballs in Christmas.
And for that reason, I combined 4 of my novels into one set and called it Christmas in Love.
All four stories are romances, the last one less of a full-on Christmas romance and more of a suspenseful Christmas story with a couple that's still in love after a baby.
Instead of publishing these books individually, I made a marketing decision to presale the set at a discounted $4.99, launch on the 11th of December and try for a Book Bub ad shortly after to lead me to stardom in the Christmas Romance World.
Two of my books in the set are on desks around Hollywood being considered as 2019 Christmas Romance movies. The scripts are, at least, not the books themselves. I wrote screenplays to go with the books Christmas in Whistler and Christmas in Crystal Creek. And, as I type this, I'm working on the next one, Christmas in Snowflake Lake.

According to the Hallmark movies I watched in the last two days, my screenplays should get picked up and make PDQ. They are as good, if not better scripts and locations and premises.
If you are looking to get into the Christmas spirit and don't mind falling in love in a book, check out my new set, Christmas in Love which includes

Christmas in Whistler
Christmas in Crystal Creek
Maui Kalikimaka
Dream Come True

Christmas in Love
Available for purchase now
Delivery Dec 11th
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KIM HORNSBY is an Amazon #1 Bestselling novelist who lives in the Seattle area and writes books about women in dire circumstances rescuing themselves. She tweets her dreams most mornings on Twitter under the hashtag #StrangeDreams
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Monday, November 19, 2018

Mistletoe, Stories & St. Jude's

The Holiday Season is upon us!
And that means lots of work for women who put together decorations, cookies, presents etc. What better way to relax and do something special for yourself than feeding your mind and heart with happily-ever-after Christmas stories? Get lost in a romance? Read a book that warms your heart?

Snuggle up by a fireplace with a mug of hot cocoa, burrow in to a mohair blanket and open this Christmas anthology by USA Today Bestselling and Award-Winning Authors.

My contribution to the anthology is Christmas in Crystal Creek, the story of a country singer trapped in a small town over Christmas who meets the town doctor and is convinced to give the ultimate Christmas gift to a child in need. The book was originally written as a screenplay to be considered as a Hallmark movie.

Every year I put together a box set for charity and this year, the anthology will be donating most of the proceeds to St. Jude Research Hospital where no child is denied treatment regardless of medical insurance. It's a wonderful cause and all ten of us are proud and excited to see how much money we raise for the hospital and research center. Aside from taking out the cost of advertising and the cover and other incidental expenses, everything goes to St. Jude's.

Every purchase is a donation.

99 cents for 10 Heartwarming Christmas Books

No Brainer

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