A Blog of Presumptuous Spewing by Bestselling Author of THE DREAM JUMPER'S PROMISE Kim Hornsby
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Tuesday, October 17, 2017
October Newsletter from Kim
It's that time of year when the leaves are falling,
the fireplace crackles and we bundle in sweaters.
October. This year, I'm feverishly at work to bring lighthearted entertainment to my readers. We deserve it this year.
Announcing ROMANCING the HOLIDAYS
With New York Times Bestselling Authors, USA Today Bestselling
Authors, and Award-Winning Authors, Romancing the Holidays is
sure to make your hearts light and maybe even curl some toes with
This has been a tough year for America. In an effort to provide some
happiness and light entertainment, I decided to put together a Box
Set of Christmas Romance Stories.
NEW YORK TIMES, USA TODAY Bestselling, & Award-Winning Authors
The season of Mistletoe and Christmas Cookies is almost upon us and
we are proud to bring you 12 Holiday Romances! Snuggle up by the
fire and enjoy this season like never before. From Sizzling to Sweet,
From Maui to Washington D.C., all our Romances have page-turning
love stories and Christmas at its finest. A Portion of the Proceeds go to www.Cancer.org
You know I love to write about Hawaii...
My contribution to this anthology of 12 novellas is Maui Kalikimaka,
a 25,000 word novella, that guest stars Pepper from The Dream
It's the story of Lena Patterson and Kalani Shipton, who meet when
they are both invited to spend Christmas on Maui with friends because
of unfortunate circumstances.
Single mom, Lena, is lonely and needs a good distraction this
Christmas, seeing her ex-husband has the children. Kalani has
from his home on The Big Island as Kilauea's lava advances
towards his residence.
The two Kona residents met once before when Kalani had had more
than his share to drink at a party and when Lena was very much still
married. With his drinking days behind him, Kalani, the dashing coffee
farmer, finds himself smitten with the other single house guest in the
Maui beachfront mansion belonging to his friend and Pepper Scully's
boyfriend, Jake. Realizing he and Lena are made for each other,
Kalani makes a sober effort to woo the pretty jewelry maker. But,
Lena is cautious and not interested in getting involved with a playboy
with a bad reputation. Especially because they'll return to the wagging
tongues of a small town at the end of the Christmas holiday.
And that is just ONE of the stories!
Check out the other stories and our descriptions at:
The set is just 99 cents for 12 Feel-Good Christmas Love Stories!
And we included Holiday Recipes like cookies, fail-safe turkey &
gravy and party appetizers!
I just got back from Bouchercon, the World Mystery Convention,
this year held in Toronto Canada. Although I'm not a mystery writer,
per say, rubbing shoulders with Blake Crouch, Mary Kubica, Shari
LaPena, Louise Penny, Kathy Reichs, and hordes of other Bestselling Authors made me want to add more mystery to my books.
I had the opportunity to be on a panel about Romantic Suspense
with Heather Graham, the Paranormal Romantic Suspense Author,
and that was wonderful. I loved that woman's floor length cheetah
coat, probably as much as Alexandra Sokoloff loved a large gold
necklace I wore at her talk about writing dark subjects. Toronto was
fantastic and I even got to wear my movie producer hat for a meeting
to get interest in Dream Jumper - The Movie.
I went on a GHOST WALK in Toronto and while a college kid in a black
cape with a lantern told ghost stories to us under our umbrellas, I realized
how lucky Seattle is to have an underground tour and ghost hunt. We
stood outside in the pouring rain looking at buildings thought to be haunted.
It was fun to go out on a dark, rainy night to listen to ghost stories with a
bunch of librarians, but I wanted something more authentic. I'd hoped to go
inside the buildings, at least get a little tap on the shoulder from the
beyond. The highlight of the tour was this dog fountain that shone brightly
in the center of a dark park, from a block off. All the dogs of all breeds had
water coming from their mouths and were eyeing a bone at the top of the
fountain. It was beautiful!
For those dark, rainy evenings when you curl up by the fireplace with a good book.
CIDER RUM PUNCH
8 fluid ounces of dark rum
3 fluid ounces of lemon juice
4 flued ounces of simple syrup (adjust to taste)
12 fluid ounces of apple cider
4 fluid ounces of water
4 fluid ounces of Club Soda
4 fluid ounces of Angostura Bitters
Add apple wheels as a garnish
For me, this month is all about promo for ROMANCING the HOLIDAYS with Crista McHugh, Jami Davenport, Kathi Daley, Misty Evans/Adrienne Girodano, Allie Boniface, Rebecca J. Clarke, Kim Hornsby,
Tess Thompson, Savanna Grey, Lori Leger, Jacki Delecki and
Carmine Valentine. We are hoping to achieve USA TODAY Bestselling
status, and keeping our fingers crossed.
Enjoy October, everyone, with the gorgeous turning leaves, cooler
temps, sweater season and soups and stews on the stove.
And be looking for ROMANCING the HOLIDAYS to be delivered to
your inbox on November 14th.
Just go on over to your favorite etailer to buy a presale copy or click
the above link for Amazon.
Think Happy Thoughts! Kim
KIM HORNSBY is an Amazon #1 Bestselling Author who lives in Seattle, writing Suspense and Romance. Find her on Amazon to see how she opened shows for Jamie Foxx and The Smother's Brothers in Hawaii, then became a novelist.
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