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I spend most of my time daydreaming and creating otherworldly tales steeped in myth, magic, and romance. All of my heroes have long hair, and my heroines are strong-willed. 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, October 31, 2014

Favorite Friday

My favorite quotes about Halloween from Buffy the Vampire Slayer, episode titled “Halloween.”

Buffy: “It’s come as you aren’t night. The perfect chance for a girl to get sexy and wild with no repercussions.”

Buffy: “Look, Halloween is the night that not you ‘is’ you, but not ‘you.’ Y’know?”

I couldn’t have said it better. Halloween is the best night of the year for something magical to happen.

 

 

Kelley Heckart, Historical fantasy romance author

Captivating...Sensual...Otherworldly

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Wednesday, October 29, 2014

Weird Word Wednesday

AORIST

ao·rist

noun \ˈā-ə-rəst\

Definition of AORIST

:  an inflectional form of a verb typically denoting simple occurrence of an action without reference to its completeness, duration, or repetition

aorist or ao·ris·tic adjective

ao·ris·ti·cal·ly adverb

Origin of AORIST

Late Latin & Greek; Late Latin aoristos, from Greek, fromaoristos undefined, from a + horistos definable, from horizeinto define — more at horizon

First Known Use: 1581

 

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Tuesday, October 28, 2014

Tabby's Nocturnal Nights: Jack-o’-Lantern lore

Tabby's Nocturnal Nights: Jack-o’-Lantern lore: Halloween is coming and most people will be carving their pumpkins, putting candles inside and setting them outside on their porches. Did yo...

Monday, October 27, 2014

Monday Musings: AZ Cloud Formations #4

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The clouds look like fish scales painted in the sky.

 

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This is my favorite one. The setting sun has turned these clouds into a striking vision.

 

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I like the way the white cloud juts upward like the prow of a Viking ship or a long-necked beast.

 

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The dark feathery clouds remind me of the wings of a powerful being.

 

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These pink-tinged clouds were the only clouds in the sky that day, hovering above the mountains as if lost.

 

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At sunrise, these thin pink-tinged clouds match the light shining on the mountains.

 

Kelley Heckart, Historical fantasy romance author

Captivating...Sensual...Otherworldly

http://www.kelleyheckart.com

http://kelleysrealm.blogspot.com/

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Friday, October 24, 2014

Favorite Friday

Favorite Halloween TV Episode

Halloween from Buffy the Vampire

I watch this episode every Halloween. A new Halloween costume shop comes to Sunnydale and people are turned into their costume characters, causing chaos on the streets. Unfortunately, Buffy decides she wants to impress Angel by choosing a noblewoman costume that renders her powerless. “She couldn’t have dressed up like Xena?” Quote from Willow. This is an awesome Halloween-themed episode.

 

 

Kelley Heckart, Historical fantasy romance author

Captivating...Sensual...Otherworldly

http://www.kelleyheckart.com

http://kelleysrealm.blogspot.com/

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Wednesday, October 22, 2014

Weird Word Wednesday

AJUGA

aju·ga

noun \ˈa-jə-gə\

plural aju·ga or aju·gas

Definition of AJUGA

: 1bugle

Origin of AJUGA

New Latin, from 2a- + Latin jugum yoke — more at yoke

First Known Use: 1806

 

Kelley Heckart, Historical fantasy romance author

Captivating...Sensual...Otherworldly

http://www.kelleyheckart.com

http://kelleysrealm.blogspot.com/

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Monday, October 20, 2014

Monday Musings: AZ Monsoon pics #2

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The sunset has turned these threatening storm clouds pink.

 

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I like the dramatic contrast between these storm clouds.

 

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More dramatic storm clouds.

 

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I love the way the middle dark gray cloud spears across the sky, leaving a bright patch of blue.

 

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The sun sets as monsoon storms move in. A striking blend of ominous clouds and the fiery sun.

 

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, October 17, 2014

Favorite Friday

Favorite eerie Halloween song

The lullaby in Hocus Pocus—Come Little Children

This is the song that the youngest witch, played by Sarah Jessica Parker, sings to lure the children to the witches so they can suck the life out of them. The melody is haunting and when I hear it, it reminds me of Halloween and spell casting.

 

 

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, October 15, 2014

Weird Word Wednesday

AÎNÉE

aî·née

foreign term \e-nā\

Definition of AÎNÉE

:  elder :  senior (feminine)

Origin of AÎNÉE

French

 

Kelley Heckart, Historical fantasy romance author

Captivating...Sensual...Otherworldly

http://www.kelleyheckart.com

http://kelleysrealm.blogspot.com/

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Monday, October 13, 2014

Monday Musings: More Godzilla news and backyard beauty

The lizard I named Godzilla used to visit my yard and I recently discovered he has moved into my yard. Yeah, he moved in along with some baby lizards, which I assume belong to him and Mrs. Godzilla. I think there are two of the huge lizards and the babies would indicate that is true. We no longer have a bunch of bugs in our yard and house thanks to the lizard community. Godzilla doesn’t appear to feel threatened by me or by my Chihuahua (my Chihuahua isn’t much bigger than him). In fact, as the pictures indicate, he allows me to get really close to him.

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The lizards seem to be enjoying the beautiful weather we are having. This is the time of year when cactus blooms. You wouldn’t think a plant with dangerous, prickly thorns could look beautiful, but I’ve never seen such gorgeous blooms.

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Kelley Heckart, Historical fantasy romance author

Captivating...Sensual...Otherworldly

http://www.kelleyheckart.com

http://kelleysrealm.blogspot.com/

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Friday, October 10, 2014

Favorite Friday

Since this is October, Halloween month, I am sharing some Halloween favorites.

Favorite Halloween movie

Hocus Pocus

This is my favorite Halloween movie because it mixes drama, comedy and a little bit of scary that is Halloween. I’m not too keen on all witches being portrayed as evil and punished just because of what they are, but the Sanderson sisters did deserve the punishment they received for luring and taking the life out of children.

On Halloween, the three witches return from 17th century Salem after being conjured by innocent pranksters and seek revenge on the people that hanged them. Hocus Pocus, starring Bette Midler, Sarah Jessica Parker and Kathy Najimi, is an entertaining Halloween movie for all ages.

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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Wednesday, October 08, 2014

Weird Word Wednesday

AÎNÉ

aî·né

foreign term \e-nā\

Definition of AÎNÉ

:  elder :  senior (masculine)

Origin of AÎNÉ

French

 

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, October 06, 2014

Monday Musings: AZ Sunset pics #3

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Beautiful colors and layers paint the sky.

 

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Sunset viewed through my Arizona desert plant.

 

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I like the dark clouds surrounding the orange-pink cloud.

 

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Soft orange-tinged clouds adorn this sunset.

 

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I like the contrasting dark red clouds that look threatening with the soft orange-tinged ones that look tranquil.

 

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Ethereal.

 

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The dark clouds remind me of large wings.

 

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Very peaceful.

 

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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Saturday, October 04, 2014

Exquisite Quills!: Photo Interview: Kelley Heckart

Exquisite Quills!: Photo Interview: Kelley Heckart: EQ: Welcome to EQ! Tell us a little bit about yourself! Kelley: Thank you for having me at EQ. I am a multi-published author living...



Click on the link above to see the photos I shared with EQ.

Friday, October 03, 2014

Favorite Friday

Favorite song—Wheel in the Sky by Journey

This is one of my favorite songs because of the message in the lyrics. Time keeps turning and life goes on.

 

 

 

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, October 01, 2014

Weird Word Wednesday

Ailurophile

ai·lu·ro·phile

noun \ī-ˈlu̇r-ə-ˌfī(-ə)l, ā-\

Definition of AILUROPHILE

:  a cat fancier :  a lover of cats

Origin of AILUROPHILE

Greek ailouros cat

First Known Use: 1914

 

Kelley Heckart, Historical fantasy romance author

Captivating...Sensual...Otherworldly

http://www.kelleyheckart.com

http://kelleysrealm.blogspot.com/

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