Tuesday, August 3, 2010
Today Kiki Howell is guest blogging about her currently released novel, The Sorcerer's Songs, which I will be reviewing on here soon. Kiki has been on the blog before for a written interview and guest blog but that is not all I got to chat live with her on my podcast show as well, TAMFA | Phoebe Jordan, which you all can enjoy listening to anytime you want by either going to Blog Talk Radio or the TAMFA Podcast's official website. Now onto Kiki's guest blog:

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I am a paranormal romance author, no if, ands or buts about it. It is mostly what I read, and about the only thing I write. I got this confirmation of that a few weeks ago when I finished writing my first story without any paranormal elements in it. I had to giggle that my heroine ended up into reading paranormal romance, and there were all kinds of references to that effect.

People ask my why paranormal romance though, and I am not sure I have a clear answer even in my own mind. It fascinates me, no it enthralls me—and I just adore the escape. Problems are different when paranormal or fantasy elements are added into the plot. As is sex, *clears throat* but that is a whole other can of worms there. LOL.

Another thing I like is that the lessons in life that we all learn, well they can become complicated by the supernatural. Just consider knowing right from wrong. If you had certain powers, the lure of using them to your personal advantage without regard to others…what a heavy weight to bear. My latest hero, a sorcerer, had to deal with that very issue on several levels.

I wrote The Sorcerer’s Songs using my husband's song lyrics to create the plot. Actually, this story started with one specific song called, The Road. Click Here if you wish to listen to the song. The lyrics had always touched me, and just scratched at me to write a story. However, there were no paranormal elements in any of the songs I used. And yet, my first thought was, what powers can I give him. Immediately I thought with music being so influential, capable of having such an effect on people, it could be used in spells too. A little research both in the psychology field and into Wicca gave me a wealth of knowledge to work with…to let my imagination run away with.



Below you will find all of the information about my latest release, as well as the CD that inspired it.

The Sorcerer’s Songs Blurb:

If I knew then, what I know now
I’d like to think I’d choose a different way to go
But, my mistakes have paved the way
Down this dark and lonely, dead-end road

The Sorcerer's Songs
by Kiki Howell
Poised on a stool in a corner of yet another bar, in front of a crowd of maybe fifty, the harmonies he played reached out to those around him. The rhythms in his head stirred his heart. For a man of magic, a sorcerer with powers he had never asked for, his musical talents were sung spells. They were his weapon of defense against loneliness, bringing people to him like a siren’s song. Yet, for the most part, he let his music haunt the deeper needs of those who listened—letting musical phrasings stir wants unnamed or purposely forgotten. Although he felt but a living and breathing jukebox, these strangers who came to see him play were the only lives he could touch. He reached out to them with his songs.

That is until one night one of Adam’s songs lures him back toward his hometown, and he calls out for Stacey, the one he was forced to leave behind all those years ago. Only this time she wants answers as to why he left, and maybe a bit of revenge for the heart he destroyed.

Genres: Contemporary, Paranormal (Sorcerer), Sensual Romance
Adult Content Warnings: While this is a sweet romance, it is still intended for those over 18 years of age.

"Weathervanes"

Weathervances
by Steven Howell

  1. Hello Old Friend
  2. Weathervanes
  3. Gray
  4. A Lot Like That
  5. Change
  6. In America
  7. The Road
  8. Brand New To Me
  9. Sick Of You ~ co-written by Kirstein Howell
  10. The One Job
  11. In Tommy's Name
  12. My Shoes
  13. I Won't Be Home For Christmas ~ co-written by Aaron Boyle and Amanda Pfeiffer
  14. Laundromat w/ Alethea Brown


Recordered at: Jonasol Studios
Engineered by: Dustin Simmons
Cover Photo: D.L. Merone (exposureart.com)
Steven Howell, BMI 2009

The Sorcerer’s Song in eBook formats can be purchased at Fido Publishing and most other retailers where eBooks are sold like Amazon, OmniLit and All Romance eBooks.

Also, a trade paperback version of the novella, The Sorcerer’s Songs, and the CD, Weathervanes, can be purchased through the author only at website.

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