Holidays Wishes and Giveaway from Kelly Ryan

Posted December 21, 2013 by Carmel in Giveaways, Guest Post / 7 Comments

[author] [author_image timthumb='on']http://rabidreads.ca/wp-content/uploads/2013/12/Kelly-Ryan.jpg[/author_image] [author_info]Sheri Velarde, who sometimes uses the pen name Kelly Ryan, lives in New Mexico and grew up with a fascination for all things that "go bump in the night", so it is no wonder that she turned to writing paranormal romance. In her spare time, she fancies herself a cyrptozoologist and loves to paranormal related outings, searching for things that might not really exist. She is an avid exerciser and gets some of her best ideas while on runs. She also has a bit of a wild side, which only leads to inspiration for her writing. Being an avid reader since an early age, she has wanted to be a writer for as long as she can remember. She has been writing all her life, but only recently started to actually try to pursue her dream of writing for a living. She is constantly putting out new material, so it is best to keep up with her on her website. [/author_info] [/author]

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As Christmas is upon us, and I have been running around like an over caffeinated chicken with it’s head cut off, it has gotten me thinking about doing something else for others during this season. Sure, I still need to do all the shopping and decorating. I still need to bake cookies and attend get togethers. As a writer with a book coming out right before Christmas (there is a little sneak peak below) I have to do some promo work, while working on new projects. Just because the holidays are here does not mean that work stops, but the holidays can serve as a reminder of what is important.

I, along with almost everyone I know, women especially, am over extended most of the time. The holidays serve as a reminder that we should all take a break sometimes to spend time with people we love and sharing some love with those who might be alone at this time of the year. My new novella, Not So Silent Night, actually deals with these themes, and you’d think since I wrote the book I’d get that, but it wasn’t until I sat down to write this guest blog that it hit me. The holidays are about people and making them feel loved at this time of year when so many people are depressed for various reasons, not about to-do lists.

So this holiday season, take some time to spend with not only your family and friends, but maybe someone you know who is alone at this time of year. Or volunteer a little to get in the true spirit of Christmas. I am going to take my own advice and do the same thing. Merry Christmas everyone and thanks for taking a bit of time out of this hectic holiday season to check out not only my ramblings, but also my new release!


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Author Bio




Sheri Velarde, who sometimes uses the pen name Kelly Ryan, lives in New Mexico and grew up with a fascination for all things that “go bump in the night”, so it is no wonder that she turned to writing paranormal romance. In her spare time, she fancies herself a cyrptozoologist and loves to paranormal related outings, searching for things that might not really exist. She is an avid exerciser and gets some of her best ideas while on runs. She also has a bit of a wild side, which only leads to inspiration for her writing.




Being an avid reader since an early age, she has wanted to be a writer for as long as she can remember. She has been writing all her life, but only recently started to actually try to pursue her dream of writing for a living.




She is constantly putting out new material, so it is best to keep up with her on her website.




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Available December 20th

NotSoSilentNight

Another lonely Christmas approaches for Anna and her life of penance—until the otherworldly Alexander appears.

Anna is a lonely woman, running her dead grandmother’s flower shop. She hates Christmas and could not feel more lost when a handsome and mysterious Russian, Alexander, walks into her shop and her life. Each has secrets and magic they are harboring. Just as their passion erupts, the good old boys in town threaten to ruin everything. Getting to know each other is tough for most couples, but with a pack of werewolves out to destroy them, things become intense. They find themselves in a fight for their lives. Can their newfound love give them the strength to win against this threat and trust in the future?

Excerpt


              “So you just got the quick sketch of my life, so perhaps I can ask where you are from. I love your accent.”

              “Russia. I grew up right outside of Moscow.”

              “Russia? Wow! What brings you to small town Vermont? Other than the snow, I can’t imagine we are anything like Moscow,” Anna said in true wonderment.

              “My family came to visit and we wanted to go somewhere quiet. I live in Washington, D.C. now. Here seemed like a good spot for a vacation. And I must say I am glad we picked this town on a whim.” Alexander moved even closer to her, close enough they were almost touching and he could gently stroke her hair, sending a visible shiver down her back. “I am not making you uncomfortable, am I?”

              Anna swallowed. “No, uncomfortable is not exactly the word for what you are making me feel.” She turned around so she stared up into Alexander’s deep blue eyes. They were close enough for her to kiss his full lips and she found herself wanting to very much.

              “You are a very beautiful woman, Anna.” Alexander stepped even closer so their bodies touched. Anna immediately felt heat rush all through her body from only a little contact. She felt her own blue eyes widen in anticipation.
“Thank you,” Anna murmured, feeling a blush spread across her face, so evident on her pale skin. “So are you… I mean, you are very attractive too.”

              Alexander smiled and leaned down so his lips almost touched hers. “I am going to kiss you now, Anna, unless you tell me not to.”

              “Umm, okay.” Anna’s breath grew heavier as Alexander brought his lips to meet hers.



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7 responses to “Holidays Wishes and Giveaway from Kelly Ryan

  1. I always donate a few gifts to toys for tots, it’s a great organization. I think we all have to give back this time of year.
    This sounds like a great story. It’s a new author to me and I’m excited to try her.
    Thanks for the giveaway.