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I spend most of my time daydreaming and creating tales filled with romance, conflict and magic. Prior to being a writer, I played bass guitar in an all-girl hard rock/metal band in southern California. When I'm not writing, editing or reading, I enjoy practicing target archery.
 

Friday, August 29, 2014

Favorite Friday

Favorite book

Mists of Avalon by Marion Zimmer Bradley

This is one of my favorite books based on the King Arthur legend. What I really like about it is the story is told from the point of views of the women in Arthur’s life, which gives us a different perspective. This is mostly a fantasy tale with magic, focusing on the mysterious Isle of Avalon. The Mists of Avalon's Camelot politics and intrigue take place at a time when Christianity is taking over the island-nation of Britain; Christianity vs. Faery, and God vs. Goddess are dominant themes. Highly recommended.

 

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Thursday, August 28, 2014

Tabby's Nocturnal Nights: The scary vampires are back

Tabby's Nocturnal Nights: The scary vampires are back: I read The Strain and now I am watching the TV series based on the books. The premise behind The Strain is that vampirism is more like a vi...

Wednesday, August 27, 2014

Weird Word Wednesday

Aigrette

ai·grette

noun \ā-ˈgret, ˈā-ˌ\

Definition of AIGRETTE

1

:  a spray of feathers (as of the egret) for the head

2

:  a spray of gems worn on a hat or in the hair

Origin of AIGRETTE

French, plume, egret, from Middle French — more at egret

First Known Use: 1630

 

Kelley Heckart, Historical fantasy romance author

Captivating...Sensual...Otherworldly

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http://kelleysrealm.blogspot.com/

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Monday, August 25, 2014

Monday Musings: Death amongst the beauty

On the morning I was driving home after watching my dog get euthanized, I couldn’t help noticing all the beauty in the world even though my dog had just died. Inside, my world was bleak and empty of any joy. Outside, the sun was shining and life was evident in the smiling people going about their day.

I thought maybe all that life and beauty was meant to taunt me. And then I realized that I wasn’t the only one that had just lost something precious to me. Every day people and other living things die, which means there are grieving people around at all times affected by death. And yet there is still beauty in the world even when death is present. The sun still shines, painting the sky in layers of light and dark shades of amber rose, the birds still sing as if unaware that death is present—a silent, grim shadow hidden amongst all the beauty…waiting.

While I was driving, this one thought rose to the surface: Maybe all the beauty is meant to help us move on, to be inspired to keep living.

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Kelley Heckart, Historical fantasy romance author

Captivating...Sensual...Otherworldly

http://www.kelleyheckart.com

http://kelleysrealm.blogspot.com/

http://twitter.com/CelticChick

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Friday, August 22, 2014

Favorite Friday

Favorite TV Show
Almighty Johnsons
This is a new show on SyFy. At first I wasn’t sure about it, but I really like it. It’s funny. It’s about four brothers that are descended from Norse gods, but their powers are diminished. The youngest one just found out he is the human incarnation of Odin, which is a big deal. If he can’t complete his quest to find the goddess Frigg, Odin’s wife, then all of them will die. If he succeeds, then they will become the complete gods and get all of their powers back. The goddesses hate the gods and are trying to stop him. This is a New Zealand show so they all have sexy accents and there are funny jokes like: “Who the frig is Frigg?”



Kelley Heckart, Historical fantasy romance author
Captivating...Sensual...Otherworldly
http://www.kelleyheckart.com
http://kelleysrealm.blogspot.com/
http://twitter.com/CelticChick
http://www.facebook.com/pages/Kelley-Heckart/111838455604

Wednesday, August 20, 2014

Weird Word Wednesday

Aiblins

ai·blins

adverb \ˈā-blənz\

Definition of AIBLINS

chiefly Scottish

: perhaps

Origin of AIBLINS

able + -lings, -lins -lings

First Known Use: circa 1605

 

Kelley Heckart, Historical fantasy romance author

Captivating...Sensual...Otherworldly

http://www.kelleyheckart.com

http://kelleysrealm.blogspot.com/

http://twitter.com/CelticChick

http://www.facebook.com/pages/Kelley-Heckart/111838455604

Monday, August 18, 2014

Monday Musings: Arizona cloud formation pics #2

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This one has a calming effect on me like I’m floating.
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This one looks like paint strokes on a canvass.
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I like the light and thicker layers plus the contrast with the palo verde branches that reach toward the sky.
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I like the light, wispy clouds hanging above the thicker clouds and the blue space between. Nature’s artwork.

Kelley Heckart, Historical fantasy romance author
Captivating...Sensual...Otherworldly
http://www.kelleyheckart.com
http://kelleysrealm.blogspot.com/
http://twitter.com/CelticChick
http://www.facebook.com/pages/Kelley-Heckart/111838455604