Most of their nights at parties and balls were spent creating a magickal comedy of errors. Nowhere was the color of steam more evident than helping the uptight aristocracy side step their fastidious standards. Only, this year, Emma is not quite sure what is happening to her. Something dark and seductive, something not of this world, is luring her, possessing her, and she has no comprehension of what, or who, the presence really is.
When he does finally show his face, and she feels him to be a nightwalker, she must fear not only the threat he poses to her blood and to the magick he can suck from her, but also the danger he poses to her heart.
To complicate matters further, his propositions are as exciting as they are scandalous. When Valentine’s Day rolls around, a secret is revealed, leaving her even more unsure of her future.
Creativity & Magick?
Hello and welcome, readers! We have Kiki Howell here with us today. Kiki, Thanks for visiting us.
Thank you for having me. I’m excited to be here!
How long have you been a writer and how did you come to writing?
Well, I received my first publishing contract in 2007, but I have been “writing” per say since I can remember, back when people used to read me books and I would change them in my head later on. I finally grew up enough to think, hey maybe I should write one myself.
Tell us about your title featured in: Sweeter Than Chocolate: Valentine’s Day Anthology.
Oh, it was so much fun to write, regency set, vampire and witch along with a healthy dose of steampunk with some spice added to the mix of genres!
How did you come up with the storyline?
I wanted to write a regency set steampunk, set out with a witch as my main character, as usual, then went with some what if questions. I somehow became intrigued by the idea that the vampire could harm her in more than the usual ways.
What inspires you to write?
Depends. All kinds of things from exploring old lore to a way to deal with a real life situation. Given I write paranormal, no one ever knows when I’m working out something from real life. Writing truly is therapy for me!
What is your favorite genre to read?
I actually split my time between darker paranormal to horror, like I write, to what I call “break times” where I read sweet romances. I do the same with movies.
What would you say is the one thing are you most passionate about outside of writing?
I’m also a yoga teacher, another means of therapy for me. I love to offer people ways to deal with the stress in their lives.
When you are not writing, what do you like to do?
Wow, that is a long list: time with friends and family, reading (for pleasure and research), hiking, making homemade stuff with essential oils, yoga, knitting, binge watching TV, and on and on the list goes. I have too many hobbies.
Tell us about your other books.
One of my favorite recent books is titled “Whiskey & Witchcraft.” Another one that was a lot of fun to write. My first true bad boy main character in a full novel, that at points in writing it I wasn’t even sure I could redeem.
Where can readers find you?
About the Author:
Ever since she was young, Kiki Howell has loved to listen to a well-woven tale with real characters, inspired plots, and delightful resolutions. Kiki could spend hours lost in a book, and soon she knew that creating lives, loves, and losses with just words had to be the greatest thing that she could do. To that end, she pursued her study of literature and writing, earning a bachelor’s degree in English. She then followed in a Master’s program in Creative Writing.
“After a long break having my boys, I finally just had to write again. And, as soon as I gave the stories the space, they entered it. It’s both awesome and humbling to find the words in my mind become characters on a page and create their lives.”
She has now had over fifty stories published between eleven different publishers. She could not be more thrilled or grateful to see her creations polished and out in the real world. Please look around. Although, a bit of caution, most of her stories tend to hang out on the graphically sexy side of town.
In May, 2011, Kiki was chosen as an Ohioana Book Festival author for her novel, Torn Asunder. She’s also had three flash fiction stories win writing contests. Since the fall of 2013, she’s had three novels – Hidden Salem, Salem’s Revenge, and What Lies Within Us – hit Amazon Top 100 Bestsellers Lists in several categories like Paranormal, Suspense, Ghosts, Gothic Fiction, and Occult Horror. Most recently, the second in her Salem Series, Salem’s Revenge, hit the Top 10 on Amazon in Witch & Wizard Thrillers. In October of 2017, Kiki hit the USA Today Bestsellers List.
In a different vein, in March 2015, Kiki coordinated and edited her first charity anthology, We Go On, with all proceeds going to veteran’s charities. She’s also published a children’s book.
Kiki resides in the Midwest with her incredibly handsome and talented, singer/songwriter husband and two children. When she is not writing, she is spending time with her family, reading, watching tv or knitting.