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Interview with Kiki Howell



1. Welcome,
Kiki Howell
. For those who might not be familiar with you, would you be a dear
and tell the readers a little about yourself? How did you get your start in the
writing business?

(KH) I’m
a former English teacher, turned stay-at-home mom, turned writer. I’ve had
dreams of writing since I can remember, but life with all its twists and turns
gave me a real shot at being an author in 2006 and I have been writing like a
woman making up for lost time ever since.
2.  Do you ever suffer from writer’s block? If so, please share how you handle it.
(KH )I do other creative things. Some I
am not very good at but love, like drawing. I love the sound of the pencil on
paper. I also like the click of knitting needles. Sometimes, when things get
real blocked I read or watch movies. Sometimes I just sing badly where no one
can hear me LOL I think it is instinctive what you need, sometimes it is just
time away, like lunch with a good friend.
3. Contrary to what some people envision about a romance
writer’s life, it’s not all glitz and glam. Well not for the majority of us.
With that bubble sadly busted, when you’re not writing, how to do you spend
your time?
(KH) A lot of time goes into promotion – A LOT OF TIME!!! I have
a husband, two teenage boys, two dogs and a home to take care of as well, so
there is a lot of time as well. I have to each night though reboot, if you
will, by watching TV or reading a book. I have to have some downtime with all I
do during the day.
4. I know many writers, such as Dirk and myself, keep their
pastime/career a secret. Do those close to you know you write? If so, what are
their thoughts?
(KH) Yes they do. It has been mixed reactions, some surprising,
and I guess some not. But, those closest to me, my husband, my parents, my
close friends, they all support me, and I am very grateful for that.
5. Will you share with us your all time favorite authors? If
you’re like me, it’s a long list so give us your top ten.
(KH) Hmmm, okay, in no order: Heather Graham, Annette Blair,
Hannah Howell (no relation lol), Teresa Medeiros, Sarah Addison Allen,
Sherrilyn Kenyon, Alice Hoffman, Nicholas Sparks, Jane Austen…I have varied
tastes 😉
6. If you could choose one book to go to the big screen,
yours or otherwise, which book would you choose and whom would you love see
casted in the parts?

(KH) Hmmm, tough question…. how about I just try my newest series, At War in the Willows….

Book 1, The Vampire’s Witch: Jared Padalecki as my vampire Issac and Julia Roberts as my witch Winter

Book 2, The Vampire’s Wolf: Kate Beckinsale as my vampire Amberlyn and Joe Manganiello as my werewolf Kane

Book 3, The Vampire’s Human: Josh Holloway as my vampire Devin and Emma Stone as my human Sara

Think I am liking the pairings….


7. Would you care to tell us what you’re working on now?
That is if it’s not top-secret information. If so, just whisper it in my ear. I
swear it’ll go no further.
(KH) LOL, sure! Actually, I am working
on something very different for me, no paranormal, something more along the
lines of a Nicholas Sparks novel I guess you could say. I don’t want to say too
much yet, but let’s just say the inspiration comes from my father, a Vietnam
8. Where can we find your stories and is there a particular
reading order?
(KH) For my newest series, At War in the
Willows, you can find all the information and buy links on my website at



9. Would you please share how your present and future fans
can contact you?
(KH) I am on FaceBook, Pinterest, Twitter, and I love emails at
10. Before we wrap up this enlightening interview, do you
have anything else you’d like to share? The stage is all yours.
(KH) Check out the book trailer for At
War in the Willows at
There you have it, ladies and gents. I want to again thank
Kiki Howell for stopping by and wish you many sales on your release. 


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NYPD Red by James Patterson and Marshall Karp (Book Review)

Book Description

It’s the start of Hollywood on Hudson, and New York City is swept up in the glamour. Every night, the red carpet rolls out for movie stars arriving at premieres in limos; the most exclusive restaurants close for private parties for wealthy producers and preeminent directors; and thousands of fans gather with the paparazzi, hoping to catch a glimpse of the most famous and beautiful faces in the world. With this many celebrities in town, special task force NYPD Red is on high alert-and they can’t afford to make a single mistake.

Then a world-renowned producer fatally collapses at his power breakfast, and top NYPD Red Detective Zach Jordan is the first one on the scene. Zach works with his beautiful new partner, Detective Kylie MacDonald-who also happens to be his ex-girlfriend-to discover who the murderer might be. But this is only the beginning: the most brutal, public, and horrifyingly spectacular crimes they’ve ever encountered are about to send all of New York into chaos, putting NYPD Red on the ropes.

Zach and Kylie know there’s no way of telling what a killer this deranged will do next. With the whole world watching, they have to find a way to stop a psychopath who has scripted his finale down to the last explosive detail. With larger-than-life action, relentless speed, and white-knuckle twists, NYPD Red is the next mega-blockbuster from “The Man Who Can’t Miss.” (TIME)


It’s a rarity when I don’t love every bit of a James Patterson story. Unfortunately, this is one of those times I wasn’t 100% thrilled with the read. Unlike his other stories, this one was slow out of the gate and stayed in turtle mode for almost the entire 300+ pages. I will give him props on one scene – the final death scene. I’ve never seen it done before in print, television, or on the big screen. I wonder how soon before I do. 🙂

Heart rating system – 1 (lowest) and 5 (highest) 
 Score: ❤❤❤

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