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The Journey of Jimini Renn

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Coming soon!

Blurb
Jimini has no idea what’s on the outside of the walls of the City, but he’s about to find out

Jimini and his little brother Aurrihave only ever lived one way, inside the walls of Adam City. Water is scarce and Jimini knows they wouldn’t survive an hour in the desert that lay outside the walls. Aurri has bigger dreams, with his head in a book, he dreams of life where water is plentiful. When Aurri leaves the safety of the walls, Jimini does the one thing he knows he’ll never come back from. The journey he expects isn’t the one he gets, though. Who knows maybeJimini will find what is missing in his life as he embarks on an adventure of a lifetime.

Something Personal

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I was going to post an article on the recent upset in our little community that's been going around, give my two cents on the subject, not that I really had anything new to say or different from anyone else who weighed in on the topic. And the subject has been exhausted at this point, but I was ready to anyway. I had the article written up and I even rewrote it twice just to make sure it conveyed exactly what I meant to say, because people have a way of turning words around so that it seems like a personal attack when that's not at all how you meant it.

Then my Grandmother died. For a large portion of my childhood, she and my grandfather took care of my sisters and I, so it's like losing a parent. My grandfather, her husband, just died a few months ago and that heartache is still fresh. The thing that seemed important to say, wasn't anymore. So I will say this instead:

She could be such a stubborn woman (And I say that with affection now, even if it did drive me crazy …

#MySexySaturday - Some Sexy Action

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So this week I have a scene from my newest release, Wolf (Demon Elite #2). This is an M/M Contemporary Action-Adventure, designed to help the reader escape real life for a couple hours.


Blurb How is he supposed to trust a man who calls himself Wolf?
Liam O’Reilly doesn’t trust anyone, not even his own mother. With good reason too, because he finds out his mother and stepfather pay to have his brother kidnapped and held against his will. Now, all Liam O'Reilly wants to do is save his brother from the people who are hunting him and get them both out of a very messed up situation. He thinks calling the police will help, but it turns out they are the enemy. When the police who are supposed to protect him throw him in the jail instead, he thinks all hope is lost, until a man named Wolf shows up. Liam isn’t sure if Wolf is his rescuer or just another bad guy. He can’t trust anyone.
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Snippet
Liam came awake with a start and immediately started swinging. Wolf grabbed Lia…

A New BonyDee Challenge!

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Welcome to the 2nd BonyDee Challenge. Last time we took a simple prologue and used it to see what Bronwyn and I could come up with. This time we are expanding the idea. Or maybe more the books, as instead of 1 books we’ll be doing 4.


Topic: Celtic Holiday’s


We have chosen 4 out of the 8 holidays because, well it’s a challenge we want to see what two authors do with the same research and you can’t really do that unless they use the same points. So they are going with:



northern hemisphere southern hemisphere Beltane 1 May (May Day) 1 November Imbolc 1 February 1 August Lammas / Lughnasadh 1 August 1 February Samhain 1 November

I'm Getting Weird Now!

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Okay, weirder than normal. No, I'm not talking about anything kinky. I'm talking about the environment. I'm talking about extreme environmental conditions and the poor, poor characters who have to experience them.
Turn on the local news and chances are you’ll hear the news anchor tell of some environmental issue or tragedy that happened in some part of the world. Most of the time these tragedies leave us feeling helpless and asking ourselves if we could have done something to prevent it. Like if we recycled more or conserved more energy or water. Anything that would prevent the dangerous weather. But what if it becomes too late to change things. Whatever the environment threw us a curve ball and there was no turning back from the changes. How would our lives be different and how would they be similar?
It’s always something. In the United States, it seems we hear about weather related issues more than any other kind. I personally live in a place that gets terribly cold in…

What I'm working on and what to expect from me in the next few months.

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The Journey of Jimini Renn
This is a single title, so not part of a series at all. It has a dystopia type setting. I explore a world with no surface water. It's about a man named Jimini Renn. He's the caretaker for his teenage brother and his elderly neighbor. He's very down to earth and really just goes through the motions of life. Rinse, wash, repeat. But of course, something happens. It always does. I don't want to give too much away so I'll just say that this story is about a journey in a world that is harsh to say the least. 

I'm really hoping for an April 25th release date on this one.





Demon Elite
The next Demon Elite book comes out May 1st and features Cosmo Ruckman and Derek Kyle as the main characters. I'll do a cover reveal at some point in April to show you the new pretty. The title is called Cosmo. Tanner will be out on July 1st and will be an M/M/M romance.

Here's the blurb a little early:

Cosmo knew breaking and entering Derek’s house was pro…

Friday Post - What do I like about writing?

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Bronwyn and I do this thing where we answer the same question. It's a way to celebrate our differences as writers and people, in general. When you're done reading my response to the question, please visit Bronwyn's blog and read hers. http://bronwynheeley.blogspot.com/
My Answer:
I love everything about writing and always have, even as a child. Hell, I still have some of the stories I wrote down when I was a child. I was the only kid on earth writing Stand By Mefanfic. Storytelling in general is fun for me. Creating people and putting them in certain settings, giving them certain situations they have to work their way out of. I love taking that journey with them, seeing how their lives work out and getting to know them. It feels like I’m making friends. Sharing those same people with others, so that they can make friends too, just makes writing that much better.
Beyond the actual story itself, I like being able to manipulate every single word that makes up a sentence to c…

Are you interested in a free copy of The Way Life Turns?

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I'm looking for constructive reviews for The Way Life Turns. If you're interested in reading it and letting me know what you thought email me- authoraprilkelley@gmail.com. 

What happens when two men are in very different places in their relationship?

Almost from the start of their relationship, Jonah was in love with Scott. Scott doesn’t share that same sentiment. Jonah finds out exact how Scott feels about him the hard way, when he sees Scott in a compromising position with someone else. How they react becomes the challenge two authors have set out to solve. Will there be forgiveness or misery as Jonah reacts to what Scott has done?

Wolf (Demon Elite #2) is Available on Amazon

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Blurb How is he supposed to trust a man who calls himself Wolf?

Liam O’Reilly doesn’t trust anyone, not even his own mother. With good reason too, because he finds out his mother and stepfather pay to have his brother kidnapped and held against his will. Now, all Liam O'Reilly wants to do is save his brother from the people who are hunting him and get them both out of a very messed up situation. He thinks calling the police will help, but it turns out they are the enemy. When the police, who are supposed to protect him, throw him in the jail instead, he thinks all hope is lost, until a man named Wolf shows up. Liam isn’t sure if Wolf is his rescuer or just another bad guy. He can’t trust anyone.

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Excerpt


 “Liam. You should go in to use the bathroom. I don’t know when we’ll be able to stop next time.” Liam had been dozing for the past hour and woke up with a start at hearing his name. He instantly started fighting for his life, but the man grabbed each arm. “It’s …

What's Next for the Demon Elite Team

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So if you assumed that each man in the Demon Elite team would get a book, you assumed correctly. Now that Crash and Elijah are relatively happy
and Wolf is chasing Liam all over the Lakehouse Mansion, Cosmo needs to come home. A lot happens before he gets a break from the job though. So Cosmo (Demon Elite #3) takes the lead in the next book.

I know what your thinking: What about Finn, Liam's brother? I know, I love Finn so much too. He's struggling with his mother's death. Shade's secretive nature and Finn's off-the-wall behavior has poor Tanner running out on empty.

Do you see where I'm going with this, though? M/M/M here we come. Tanner (Demon Elite #4) will be out mid-summer-ish, I think.

Guess what? Germ get's a story next. Little computer geek Germ that we all love because he both annoys and is friend to all the guys. I really want to take him shopping sometime, just to see what kind of things he'd buy. Anyway, he does something very stupid and gets…

Friday Post

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Bronwyn and I always swap blogs on Fridays. We just released a new book called The Way Life Turns. In the book we were given the same set of characters and the same basic beginning. We each had to tell the story in our own way after that. The idea of writing the book is to celebrate our differences as writers.

For the same reason, we're answering the same question, but in our own unique way. Please, check out Bronwyn Heeley's blog for her answer here: http://bronwynheeley.blogspot.com/.

Shameless book plug:


Blurb What happens when two men are in very different places in their relationship?

Almost from the start of their relationship, Jonah was in love with Scott. Scott doesn’t share that same sentiment. Jonah finds out exactly how Scott feels about him the hard way, when he sees Scott in a compromising position with someone else. How they react becomes the challenge two authors have set out to solve. Will there be forgiveness or misery as Jonah reacts to what Scott has done?
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Amazon Pre-Order for Wolf (Demon Elite #2)

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Pre-Order on Amazon today!
How is he supposed to trust a man who calls himself Wolf?
Liam O’Reilly doesn’t trust anyone, not even his own mother. With good reason too, because he finds out his mother and stepfather pay to have his brother kidnapped and held against his will. Now, all Liam O'Reilly wants to do is save his brother from the people who are hunting him and get them both out of a very messed up situation. He thinks calling the police will help, but it turns out they are the enemy. When the police who are supposed to protect him throw him in the jail instead, he thinks all hope is lost, until a man named Wolf shows up. Liam isn’t sure if Wolf is his rescuer or just another bad guy. He can’t trust anyone.

#MySexySaturday - Our Sexy Night

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So this weeks sexy snippet comes from my debut novella. It's been a whole year sense it's been out so I thought it appropriate.




Blurb
Finding love in a town he couldn’t wait to get away from is the last thing he expects, and the one thing that just may change his life forever.
All Jaron McAllister wanted to do was get out of the small town where he grew up. After being bullied all his life for being gay, that’s exactly what he does. He loses all contact with everyone in the town of Pickleville, including his emotionally distant mother and the only true friend he ever had.
When his best friend and mother of the child they share, get murdered, he knows he must ask for help in the one place he thought he would never go back to. Coming back home isn’t easy and finding himself attracted to the town man-slut spells disaster. Travis Heath isn’t at all what his reputation suggests, though.
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They ended up watching The Discovery Channel the rest of the day and into the evening. They…

New Friday Post!

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Bronwyn and I always swap blogs on Fridays. We just released a new book called The Way Life Turns. In the book we were given the same set of characters and the same basic beginning. We each had to tell the story in our own way after that. The idea of writing the book is to celebrate our differences as writers.

For the same reason, we're answering the same question, but in our own unique way.

Shameless book plug:


Blurb What happens when two men are in very different places in their relationship?

Almost from the start of their relationship, Jonah was in love with Scott. Scott doesn’t share that same sentiment. Jonah finds out exact how Scott feels about him the hard way, when he sees Scott in a compromising position with someone else. How they react becomes the challenge two authors have set out to solve. Will there be forgiveness or misery as Jonah reacts to what Scott has done?
Amazon | ARe | Smashwords



And now I'll answer the question:

If I woke up in a different time when would th…

Oh, Weird Ideas!

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I get these weird ideas that just pop into my head at random times. Sometimes they are in the form of a dream. The Pickleville Series came about because of a dream I had that was so vivid, I had a hard time sleeping afterwards. It was about this boy in a small town who was bullied by the local kids so severely that he left town as soon as he had a chance. 
And some ideas are like these visions that come to me during the day. Like for instance the idea for a new series I'll be putting out sometime later this year came to me when I was vacuuming my living room floor. This was years ago, when my children were toddlers and I was taking a night class.
Anyway, my idea/vision/daydream was about two teenage boys in this little shed thing. In the shed was this dilapidated chair that looked like animals lived in it and made a home. One of the boys was blond and had on an orange coat that was slightly dirty around the coat cuffs. It was one of those puffy coats. He had a gun in his left hand…