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Writing means different things to me. I'm a storyteller, a book editor, and a songwriter. For me, it's like breathing.

Monday, November 01, 2010

Long Hair Hottie for November!

I picked another rocker for November. This hunky guy is the long haired axeman for the band Daughtry. Josh Steely looks like the hot guy next door with his boyish looks and tangled mane, but you know there is a bad boy rocker lurking just under the surface of that charming smile. Nothing is hotter than a long hair hunk wielding a guitar, crunching out heavy riffs and soulful solos. Oh yeah.



Friday, October 01, 2010

Long Hair Hottie for October!

This hottie is for all you metal maidens out there. For the supernatural month of October, I decided to pick this Finnish metal god. Tuomas (Thomas) Holopainen is the songwriter/keyboardist for the awesome band Nightwish--one of my favorite bands to write to. He is one gothic hunk of dreamy darkness. Who could turn away a guy whose favorite animal is the wolf and favorite television show is MacGyver? And as proven in one of the pictures below, he looks pretty damn hot as a pirate--and comes very close to upstaging Johnny Depp. I think Tuomas also looks like a darkly handsome vampire. Tall, dark and handsome never looked so good to me. Enjoy and have a happy Halloween!



Wednesday, September 01, 2010

Long Hair Hottie for September!

For September I thought I would go back in time to an oldie but goodie, one that still sticks in my mind. This Spanish hunk came on the scene with long black hair. I loved Antonio Banderas best in a movie called Desperado where he played a gun wielding hero, a former mariachi seeking revenge on the drug lord that killed his lover. The movie was directed by Robert Rodriguez and reminded me of those old spaghetti westerns that Clint Eastwood starred in. Okay, I know my age is showing. Anyway, it was a really cool outlaw movie with even cooler music.



Kelley Heckart, Historical fantasy romance author


Sunday, August 01, 2010

Long Hair Hottie for August!

I had no idea who this English actor was until I saw the trailers for The Chronicles of Narnia: Prince Caspian. Ben Barnes makes one hot knight that's for sure. He reminds me of a young Lancelot or how I would picture Lancelot with long dark hair and a rugged, handsome face. Yummy. This hottie looks pretty damn good off the big screen as well and appears to have kept his long hair. I sure hope so. I hate it when a hot long haired hunk cuts off his hair. I have not seen this movie yet, but you can bet it is on my Netflix list.



Kelley Heckart, Historical fantasy romance author


Thursday, July 01, 2010

Long Hair Hottie for July!

I know football season has not started yet, but I thought I would get the ladies ready. I'm not a football fan, but occasionally I will sit and watch a game with my husband. I'm lucky I did because I found this athletic hottie--Clay Matthews. He plays for the Green Bay Packers and he reminds me of a big, sexy Viking warrior with his long golden locks. Nice legs too. I bet he looks awesome in a kilt. Wow! At 6 foot 3 inches tall and 250 pounds, he is all man muscle.



Tuesday, June 01, 2010

Long Hair Hottie for June!

I am not much of a country music fan, but I have to admit that some of the guys in country music are hot. This guy is one of the hottest on my radar right now. Jake Owen wanted to play golf, but got hurt so he switched to writing and playing country music. There is nothing hotter than a long haired hunk singing and playing a guitar. I think I just might have to give country music another chance.



Saturday, May 01, 2010

Long Hair Hottie for May!

This young Brit slipped by me until he became part of a new series called Sons of Anarchy. Charlie Hunnam is one of those chameleon actors that morphs into each role so much so that he is sometimes unrecognizable. He usually plays odd characters. He is probably best known for his role as a psycho in Cold Mountain. I like his scruffy biker look in Sons of Anarchy and I thought I would make him my long hair hunk for May. You gotta love a hunky Brit, especially one with long golden locks. He reminds me of a handsome, fierce Celtic warrior. A girl can dream.



Thursday, April 01, 2010

Long Hair Hottie for April!

I have always been a fan of this hot hunk maybe because he had long hair for most of his acting career. He may still have long hair, but I cannot say for sure. It seems the long haired actors I love eventually have to cut off their awesome locks to get more acting gigs. Bummer. Anyway, here is another hunky Native American--Michael Greyeyes. His name is even hot. This hottie has been in numerous movies and television shows, including Geronimo, CrazyHorse (I always thought the Indians were way hotter than the cowboys) and Charmed. Charmed. Hmm, it seems a lot of these hunks guest starred on Charmed. Those lucky bitches. Enjoy!



Kelley Heckart

Monday, March 01, 2010

Long Hair Hottie for March

Actor Billy Wirth is my pick for March. This long hair hunk o' man meat first caught my attention in Lost Boys. As a handsome, but dangerous long haired vamp, he terrorized a small northern California town with his band of teenage vamp brothers. I saw him again years later on Charmed. He played a wickedly handsome warlock from the past that tried to steal the sisters' powers. In that episode he wore really tight jeans. That's something I cannot forget. He plays the bad boy part very well. He also looks pretty damn good wearing only a loincloth. Yummy.



Sunday, February 07, 2010

New review for Cat's Curse on ecataromance

I received a new review for Cat's Curse from ecataromance. My favorite review quote:
She's a vampire, he's a cursed warrior; can true love keep them together?

3.5 stars! This was a remarkable book to read. It has all the earmarks of an enduring romance: suspense, danger, misunderstandings, true love and great sex. At the same time, it also has the elements of a wonderful fantasy story. The author’s detailed descriptions in the book brings you into the land she’s created, a fascinating escape from the day to day drudgery of our lives. I’m looking forward to the next book of this wonderful trilogy.

Reviewed by Kris Plausky at ecataromance

Link to complete review: http://sensual.ecataromance.com/index.php?p=3590

Book Two, Beltaine's Song will be out soon from Awe-Struck!

Kelley Heckart

'Timeless tales of romance, conflict & magic'






Monday, February 01, 2010

Long Hair Hottie for February

This hot hunk recently caught my attention in X-Men Origins: Wolverine, playing opposite Hugh Jackman. Trying to stand out next to the the hunky Mr. Jackman is a difficult feat, but Taylor Kitsch did a fine job as Gambit. He can also be seen every week in the popular television show Friday Night Lights. No wonder the show is so popular. If I new this long hair hottie was in that show, I probably would have watched it. Oh well. At least I can enjoy him right here on my blog anytime I need a hot hunk fix.


Monday, January 25, 2010

Two new reviews for Cat's Curse

I received two new reviews for Cat's Curse. One is a reviewer top pick so I am excited about that one.
Score: 4.50 / 5 - Reviewer Top Pick! This amazing story is very refreshing in the current romance genre.The storyline had a bunch of twists and turns that kept my attention and intrigued me with anticipation. I so wanted to know the outcome of this unlikely romance. Many interesting characters and love triangles make for a refreshing story that is not as neatly tied up as most romance novels of today, but has managed to make me a fan of the author's style. I am eagerly looking forward to reading the next book (Beltaine's Song), Book Two in the Dark Goddess Trilogy, as I have become addicted to the strength, courage and real human facets of the characters in this saga.

Reviewed by: Lydia Ferrari
Link to complete review:

I found myself engrossed with how everything evolved. Cardea is an exceedingly winsome heroine. The reader can see her strength and development. I am excited to read the next book.

Rated 3 ½ Tombstones by CeCe at Bitten By Books

Link to complete review:

Beltaine's Song, Book Two in the Dark Goddess Trilogy is coming soon from Awe-Struck!

Friday, January 01, 2010

Long Hair Hottie for January!

I thought I would start the new year off with a special treat. He is not a well known actor, but he sure knows how to make the ladies swoon while riding a horse without a shirt. This Native American Indian hottie was brought to my attention by my online author friend Colleen Love. Colleen sure has an eye for hot guys with long hair. And she writes about some really hot heroes too. http://www.colleenlove.webs.com/

Jay Tavare has been in numerous movies including Cold Mountain, The Missing and Pathfinder. He was also in the popular mini-series Into the West. How could I have overlooked him? Enjoy ladies!
Colleen, if you are reading this, I picked the first picture just for you. :)



Kelley Heckart
'Timeless tales of romance, conflict & magic'

Monday, December 21, 2009

New Release! Winter Kisses, a sweet holiday treat!

Winter Kisses Anthology by

Barbara Sheridan, Dena Celeste, G.R. Bretz, Kelley Heckart, Nichelle Gregory
Genre: Contemporary, sweet romances, holiday

*Winter Solstice Kiss by Kelley Heckart:*When Brianna decides to attend the Winter solstice masquerade ball, shenever thought she would end up kissing a handsome knight beneath themistletoe, but they part without exchanging names and phone numbers. How will they find each other again?

A Christmas for Carol by Angela Nichelle:Imagine losing the love of your life right before Christmas. It's anightmare Carol Christine Moore had to face two years ago. Unable to copewith the pain of losing her fiancé so unexpectedly, Carol closes off herheart entirely. She puts all of her time and energy into making the coffeeshop she owns with her best friend a success. Consumed with customers andthe daily grind, Carol has convinced herself that she doesn't need anythingor anyone else in her life.But all that changes the day Grant walks into the Cafe Bean.

*Love in the Lights by Dena Celeste:*Abigail Bloch has been away at school for the last few years. Returning toher mother’s home renews her interest and need for the Jewish traditions.Unfortunately, the man who had been her best friend growing up, JoshuaCohen, gives her a chilly reception. Over the course of Chanukah, a timefilled with food and family and friendship, the growing number of flamesmust melt away the hostility and illuminate the love that can grow betweenthem.

*A Schrödinger Christmas – Holly by G. R. Bretz:*She’s the girl who lives in his dreams, but she’s so much more than that.She’s the girl he was supposed to meet, twice. She’s the path he didn’ttake, twice. That was forty years ago and you just can’t go back, except indreams.But it’s Christmas day. Miracles have been known to happen. Who knows? Thethird time just might be the charm.

*Christmas Rush by Barbara Sheridan:*Ellie Bouchard died just after formulating a plan to see that her only childRemy would be reunited with the one person he was too stubborn toacknowledge as “The One”.Determined to see her plan through, Ellie will do whatever ittakes—including heavenly blackmail and a few sneaky tricks—to see her sonreunited with his childhood companion, Michael Carson.The stubborn young men don’t make Ellie’s job easy and she puts on one hellof a Christmas Rush to cement their bond before her time between this worldand the next runs out.

Tuesday, December 01, 2009

Sunday, November 01, 2009

Long Hair Hottie for November

My long hair hottie for November is a guy who looks great no matter what his hair looks like, he even looks hot wearing glasses and a funny hat (go figure), but when his hair is long, he really catches my attention. Johnny Depp is my long hair hottie pick this month. I picked out some shots from various movies, but I thought he looked his hottest in Chocolat as the guitar picking gypsy. Mmm...good. I mean, he even made scruffy pirates hot in his role in Pirates of the Caribbean. He just cannot look bad no matter what kind of role he plays.



Kelley Heckart, Historical fantasy romance author


Thursday, October 01, 2009

Long Hair Hottie for October

My long hair hottie pic for October is Brad Pitt. He caught my attention in the movie Legends of the Fall with his long flowing locks. His character, Tristan, made it on to my walls and I think I still have a t-shirt with his picture on it. I wear it to bed sometimes, which annoys my husband. I remember how the guys in our group were jealous after the movie. One friend called him, 'Arm Pit.' Not even. And for you Goth girls out there, he was pretty hot as Louis in Interview with the Vampire. I never wanted to be bitten by a vampire more than when I saw the long haired Brad Pitt, flashing his fangs.



Kelley Heckart, Historical fantasy romance author


Tuesday, September 01, 2009

Long Hair Hottie for September

For the month of September I wanted to pick a personal favorite of mine for this month's long hair hottie. This hot guy was brought to my attention by my husband. I love a guy who knows what I like. Anyway, I didn't even know about Highlander, the Series until my husband told me I should check out the show. And wow, I was hooked, more so because Adrian Paul was so hot and he had long hair, but I also liked the the whole immortality theme to the show. I had two reasons to watch it. My favorite episode is titled 'Mountain Men.' In this episode Duncan McCleod fights in a river without his shirt, revealing his hot, muscular body. I already loved a man with a long sword, but Highlander, the Series made me appreciate a man in a kilt.




Kelley Heckart, Historical fantasy romance author


Monday, August 03, 2009

Long hair hottie for August

My long hair hottie pick for August is Viggo Mortensen, an actor who made women swoon when he appeared as Aragorn in Lord of the Rings. Aragorn possessed the tough heart of a warrior and revealed a romantic side when he waited for the woman (or elf) that won his heart. What woman could resist his strength and tenderness and those flowing locks.



Friday, July 31, 2009

The History of the Cross

I started making crosses about eight years ago, crafting them from pieces of wood and other things I would find like crystals, stones, shells and feathers. The first cross I made was as a get well gift to my mom who was very ill and in the hospital. My little cross rested on my mom's nightstand and she recovered from her illness. Did the cross I made for her make her better? Maybe, maybe not, but from then on I wanted to keep making crosses. When my mom bought me a wood burning tool, I was so excited. I started making larger crosses with Canadian driftwood, burning in either American Indian symbols, Runes or Neolithic symbols, depending on what style I was making. Crosses have a special meaning to me, a powerful symbol that has existed for many centuries.
Each cross I make is unique. When I look at the blank piece of wood, it speaks to me, it's special energy guiding me toward creating a unique design. The three styles I work with are Southwest, Runes and Goddess. I have gathered a multitude of decorations from amethyst and crystal points, moonstones, turquoise, garnets, carnelians and many other stones to various shells, small dream catchers and other items I come across at swap meets. I am fortunate to live in a place where it is easy and inexpensive to find these items. Each cross I make has a special meaning to me and sometimes it is hard to part with them, but I feel good when I hear a heartwarming story from a buyer. One particular cross I made with a dragon centerpiece was purchased to be placed with a dearly departed friend. My crosses have journeyed all over the U.S. and beyond to the Otherworld. As an artist, that gives me a sense of immortality--long after I am gone my crosses will survive, leaving a part of me behind.
I have posted some information on the history of the cross below:

Crosses were around long before Christianity as the most cherished of religious symbols. It is believed that the ancient Cross symbolized the earth's four directions and the divine center. Spaniards saw Indians worshipping the Cross. The Peruvians and Babylonians had the Maltese Cross. The druids were believed to have made their Cross out of a stem and two branches of the oak tree. Buddhist Crosses are common throughout the East. The Thor's hammer Cross is a well-known Pre-Christian Cross and several deities of ancient Egypt hold a Cross in their hands. Wheeled Crosses are seen on some Pre-Christian stones, possibly as symbols of solar worship.

Ireland is known for its many ancient Crosses. Pre-Christian Crosses have been identified at Dowth and New Grange on the Boyne, Knockmany of Tyrone, Deer Park of Fermanagh, Cloverhill of Sligo and Slieve-ha-Calliagh near Lough Crew of Meath. The ancient faery people of Ireland, the Tuath-de-Danaan, had Crosses that were adorned with snakes, birds and other animals. In the Scottish Highlands, the Fiery Cross, when dipped in goat's blood and flaming, was a message of alarm among the wild tribes. A serpentine figure was often twisted around the Fiery Cross.

The Cross is still a very powerful symbol of faith all over the world.

My crosses can be found on http://www.ebay.com/ by putting wall crosses in the 'find' box and home and garden in the 'in' box. To refine the search, go to the left under Refine Search and specify seller by entering 'havasukelley'