Author Archives: HRKW

Vampire, Vampire – coming Friday, July 13th

Excerpt…. Between them, Christopher was the first to make the change. It seemed to happen overnight. One day, they were in a field picking the lavender Darianna loved so much, and he was admiring the way the sunlight reflected in … Continue reading

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Rock Hard Crushes

In close circles, the titillating subject of crushes – on both real men and men we wish were real – has been coming up a lot. It’s got me thinking, and wondering. What turns a character (or real person) into … Continue reading

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June 5, 2012

Well, I’m literally locked away in a castle in Europe at the moment. Thick stone walls separate me from the lake and town beyond. It stormed last night; electricity zigzagged across the night sky and thunder rattled my barred window … Continue reading

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“Release Day”

“Release Day” Two days to go, and I’m feeling it again, as I always do, as is my gifted curse. That twisted, knotted, slithering sensation in the pit of me. The chasm yawns open and I’m shoved to the precipice … Continue reading

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The Phantom King is Riding Your Way

Coming May 13th for Mother’s Day…. Siobhan Ashdown was born of magic; it rides her blood like a phantom, tainted and dark and unpredictable. She is a warlock, and the power within her is unlike any before known to her … Continue reading

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Friggatriskaidekaphobia

“He [Rossini] was surrounded to the last by admiring friends; and if it be true that, like so many Italians, he regarded Fridays as an unlucky day and thirteen as an unlucky number, it is remarkable that one Friday 13th … Continue reading

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What Are Yours?

During a recent car trip, my family and I discussed our “favorites,” as in favorite smells, favorite sounds, etc. I found it interesting; a lot of the times, a person’s choices are very much tied in with their past or … Continue reading

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Going for Extremes

I’ve never been a “Happy Medium” kind of girl. I guess I’m a drama queen at heart because my writing has always been the kind to evoke strong emotions in its readers. My words are words of extremes: Either people … Continue reading

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A Day to Wear Those Clothes

I’ve been thinking a lot about life lately. I’ve realized that I struggle with something every day. It isn’t always the same something, but it’s always something. I struggle with my career or deadlines or my body or my health … Continue reading

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YES!! WE DID IT!!! Score one really big point for freedom!!!!

Note from Smashwords founder, Mark Coker: March 13, 2012 Smashwords author/publisher update: PayPal Reverses Proposed Censorship Great news. Yesterday afternoon I met with PayPal at their office in San Jose, where they informed me of their decision to modify their … Continue reading

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