Thursday, February 2, 2017

Cover reveal: The Sailor's Kiss

While everyone was busy enjoying their winter holidays, I was tippity-tapping on my keyboard, finishing up the novella I started several months ago.
Tidbit: There are five lengths of fiction stories.**
  • Flash fiction is generally < 1000 words. 
  • A short story is between 1000 and 5000 words.
  • A novelette is between 5k and 20k words.
  • A novella is between 20k and 40k words.
  • A novel is > 40k words.
I wanted to write a shorter side story about one of my characters but I didn't need a whole novel to do so - hence the novella length. It is actually on the long side for a novella, as it is *just* shy of 40k words. I plan to publish it ONLY as an ebook for now, but I am open to publishing it as a short paperback in the future.

So, are you ready to see the cover and hear more about the story?

The Sailor's Kiss

Elizabeth Wilson wants nothing more than to marry her childhood sweetheart and begin their life together. But when Stephen enlists as a sailor and runs off to sea, her entire world comes crashing down. Heartbroken and confused, she struggles to find her way without Stephen by her side, until one day she stumbles upon the minister's quiet, studious son at the beach. A friendship soon springs up between them, but it is not long before she realizes that Anthony is interested in being more than just friends. Will Elizabeth be able to weather the storm as she waits for Stephen's return, or will she build a new life with Anthony instead?

The Sailor's Kiss is currently in revisions, but I hope to have it finished and ready for publication in March or April. Stay tuned for updates!

**Story length is arbitrary - the lengths suggested are only approximate guidelines

Thursday, January 26, 2017

Birthday giveaways!

Hey friends! Today is my {birthday} and I'm giving YOU a gift!

I'm giving away 3 signed copies of each of my books over on Goodreads - hooray!!

Goodreads Book Giveaway

A Heart Made of Indigo by Shaela Kay

A Heart Made of Indigo

by Shaela Kay

Giveaway ends February 14, 2017.
See the giveaway details at Goodreads.
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Goodreads Book Giveaway

Scoundrel In Disguise by Shaela Kay

Scoundrel In Disguise

by Shaela Kay

Giveaway ends February 14, 2017.
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The giveaways will end on Valentine's Day and the books will be shipped to the winners shortly after. You can enter each giveaway one time - see Goodreads for the official rules.

So, what are you waiting for - go enter!!

Tuesday, December 27, 2016

A beautiful day

There is a lot of stigma surrounding mental illness. While there is still a great deal that is not understood about it, we know a lot more than we used to, and people are talking about it far more often. This is a good thing. The more we learn and discuss and understand, the more we can help those affected by mental illness - both those who struggle with mental disorders and the loved ones who support them.

I think part of the mystery and confusion about mental illness is that so often people think it's purely a mental issue. This is not the case. Almost every single mental illness comes with physical manifestations. While the root of the problem may be in the brain, the symptoms are often very physical in nature. Additionally, the same mental illness may manifest differently in different people. This is part of the reason why diagnosing psychological disorders is so complicated, and why they are often misdiagnosed or the person suffering is told that "it's all in your head."

Here's my story.

I have struggled with some major health problems for a number of years. My symptoms were all over the place - sore, achy joints, a pounding, racing heart, trouble breathing, uncontrollable trembling, low blood pressure, dizzy spells, chest pain, hives, tingling and numbness in my hands and face... the list goes on. Some days were so bad I

Tuesday, November 8, 2016

Book Review: Kisses In the Rain, by Krista Lynne Jensen

Kisses In the Rain
by Krista Lynne Jensen

Georgie Tate is a survivor. She's survived an abusive relationship. She's survived the car accident that took the life of her controlling fiance. Now she just needs to survive the

Saturday, November 5, 2016

Pre-holiday sale!!

Now that Halloween is behind us, it's time to turn our attention to Christmas and the gift-giving season, yay! With that in mind, you will find that both of my books (in all formats) are on sale, from now through New Years, on both Amazon and Paperback copies are $10.99/$12.99, and ebooks are only $2.99/$4.99.

Additionally, I'm offering signed copies for the same low price, plus FREE shipping, when you order here on my website. Just click the "Signed Copies" tab above and checkout securely through PayPal.

Thanks for reading - happy shopping!!