Tuesday, February 28, 2017

Under the Bleachers



First off, if you've read Up in the Treehouse, you should definitely read this one! If you haven't, still read it! It stands on it's own two feet just fine. I was blessed with an advanced copy, so I'll let you know my thoughts a bit early.

K.k. Allen's way of writing is different from any other. Even the apparent villains in her books have a reason for being the way they are (though not all are revealed to the reader) She has the ability to show the story from every angle, so that you can truly understand, and relate to each character.

I loved Monica in Treehouse, and I was thrilled to learn that she was getting some star treatment!  She's a fun loving chicky, with so much to offer, and not a clue what she really wants from her life. This story follows her, past and present, as she stumbles, and is caught by Zack, a star quarterback.

Monica has some deep trust issues, so she scrambles away, every time she gains her footing, only to stumble again.  She struggles to keep herself from getting hurt, and is less than successful, until she can learn to trust someone besides herself.

These characters are deeply human, and they act and react from the heart. You will laugh with them, you'll cry with them, and you'll find yourself with a strong craving for chocolate cake.

Under the Bleachers is live today! You can get it on Amazon

Saturday, February 25, 2017

Brandi Kennedy 4



About Brandi:
Brandi Kennedy is a romance novelist who is finally living her childhood career dream. As a child, books were her world and through adulthood, that love of words has never changed. Brandi is now a contemporary romance novelist and poet with a deep love of writing and a curiously adventurous desire to someday write in several other genres.

A woman of varied interests, Brandi loves photography, music of all kinds, knitting, crochet, and of course, mothering her two young daughters. Currently, she finds her home in the heart of Knoxville, Tennessee, among the mountains and the members of her extended family, where she spends her days at the computer, bringing fresh and incredibly real characters to life.
Bibliography:
Fat Chance: The Kingsley Series #1


Prescription for Love: The Kingsley Series #2 

Wrestling Harmony: The Kingsley Series #3
 


More than Friends: The Kingsley Series #4



Selkie I


Selkie II




Fighting for Freedom


Courageous (a short standalone novella)




Where to Find Brandi:
Twitter: @brandikennedy84
Instagram: @authorbrandikennedy
Snapchat: @brandikennedy84
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Sunday, February 19, 2017

Brandi Kennedy, week 3



About Brandi:
Brandi Kennedy is a romance novelist who is finally living her childhood career dream. As a child, books were her world and through adulthood, that love of words has never changed. Brandi is now a contemporary romance novelist and poet with a deep love of writing and a curiously adventurous desire to someday write in several other genres.

A woman of varied interests, Brandi loves photography, music of all kinds, knitting, crochet, and of course, mothering her two young daughters. Currently, she finds her home in the heart of Knoxville, Tennessee, among the mountains and the members of her extended family, where she spends her days at the computer, bringing fresh and incredibly real characters to life.
Bibliography:
Fat Chance: The Kingsley Series #1


Prescription for Love: The Kingsley Series #2 

Wrestling Harmony: The Kingsley Series #3
 


More than Friends: The Kingsley Series #4



Selkie I


Selkie II




Fighting for Freedom


Courageous (a short standalone novella)




Where to Find Brandi:
Twitter: @brandikennedy84
Instagram: @authorbrandikennedy
Snapchat: @brandikennedy84
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Thursday, February 16, 2017

What if?



What if?

It’s a great question, isn’t it? What if is what propelled the Beasts Among Us series forward, all the questions begging to be answered.

What if there is truth behind all the myths and fairy tales? Where would the Greek gods be these days? What would vampires and werewolves do for jobs?

We’ve all heard that history is written by the winners, so what if King Arthur isn’t the good guy we’ve all been led to believe?

What if there are really things that go bump in the night? Is there really something there, when you see something with the corner of your eye? (Still have to address that one, but I’m going with yes)

I write Urban Fantasy, but I really like the term Speculative Fiction.

My main character, Gretchen, is a werewolf in hiding. Her boss is Persephone, but she goes by Percy these days. She vacations in “Florida” every winter, with her husband, Hades. Her best friend is Lacey-marie, who went from being a college student in the mid seventies, to waking up in her closet with a thirst for her roommates blood. They all work together at Olympians Salon. When hairdressers start turning up dead, they suspect a supernatural killer. Since the police know nothing of the Fae, they decide to seek out the killer themselves.

People in the customer service industry have to deal with all sorts of people. Let me give you a look at how a werewolf might handle it… (Note: This is still being edited, as it’s a snippet of my debut novel!)




I called on Greg next, a man I’d never seen before. He was in his early forties, balding, and slightly overweight.
Toni came out from her hidey-hole to wait for her next client.  She was already getting steady business, but she was often played desk jockey for the fun of it.
This was fine by me. It meant she could answer the ever ringing phone.
Greg lumbered over to me with a scowl on his face. 
Great, someone who I wasn’t going to be able to make happy, no matter how spectacular his cut turned out.
“You’re cutting my hair?” His tone was disdainful.
Wow, Mister, let it all hang out.
“Yes sir, I am.” I pasted a smile on my face, and a happy note in my voice, trying to ignored the inner one that was muttering: kill it, kill it, kill it.
“I want someone else.” He was studying me from head to toe.
“Alright sir,” I backed away a step, and turned to the side, trying to look less intimidating. “But it’s going to an hour or so before either one of the other girls has an opening.”
“What about the one behind the counter?”
“That’s our manicurist, she only does nails.” I narrowed my eyes.
“I know what a manicurist is. Don’t talk to me like I’m the stupid one. Well I need a cut, so I guess you’ll have to do.”
What a jerk.
I forced my curled hands to relax.
“Right this way.” I led him to my station
He stepped on the foot rest, flipping the chair up, causing him to loose his balance. 
I heard him mutter something that sounded distinctly inappropriate for our family friendly salon. 
I pushed the back of the chair down, setting it back onto the floor. He sat down with a thump.
“Just clean it up. I don’t want to have to get this fixed,” he said.
“Excuse me?” I tried to keep the bite out of my voice
“I guess it doesn’t take much to do hair.  Would they not let you into real school?”
My fists clenched, and I felt the hairs on the back of my neck hackle.
“It’s gotta be hard for a black woman to get into an actual college.”
My breath quickened, and my pulsed raced.
“Of course, what else is someone like you gonna do in Maine?”
“Someone. Like. Me.” I spat the words out slowly, and bit muffled, as my teeth started to grow.
My contacts split, revealing bits of amber between brown tatters.
He watched me in the mirror, his eyes growing wide. His brain wouldn’t acknowledge what he was witnessing, but the smell of his fear gave him away.
“Get out of my chair. Don’t ever come back.” I growled in a deeply.
My bones snapped loudly enough for Toni’s head to whip in my direction.
I took a deep breath as my client stood, and grabbed my mug.
“I’ll be right back ladies. Make sure that man makes it out of here.” Safely, just in case.

Sunday, February 12, 2017

Brandi Kennedy 2



About Brandi:
Brandi Kennedy is a romance novelist who is finally living her childhood career dream. As a child, books were her world and through adulthood, that love of words has never changed. Brandi is now a contemporary romance novelist and poet with a deep love of writing and a curiously adventurous desire to someday write in several other genres.

A woman of varied interests, Brandi loves photography, music of all kinds, knitting, crochet, and of course, mothering her two young daughters. Currently, she finds her home in the heart of Knoxville, Tennessee, among the mountains and the members of her extended family, where she spends her days at the computer, bringing fresh and incredibly real characters to life.
Bibliography:
Fat Chance: The Kingsley Series #1


Prescription for Love: The Kingsley Series #2 

Wrestling Harmony: The Kingsley Series #3
 


More than Friends: The Kingsley Series #4



Selkie I


Selkie II




Fighting for Freedom


Courageous (a short standalone novella)




Where to Find Brandi:
Twitter: @brandikennedy84
Instagram: @authorbrandikennedy
Snapchat: @brandikennedy84
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Sunday, February 5, 2017



About Brandi:
Brandi Kennedy is a romance novelist who is finally living her childhood career dream. As a child, books were her world and through adulthood, that love of words has never changed. Brandi is now a contemporary romance novelist and poet with a deep love of writing and a curiously adventurous desire to someday write in several other genres.

A woman of varied interests, Brandi loves photography, music of all kinds, knitting, crochet, and of course, mothering her two young daughters. Currently, she finds her home in the heart of Knoxville, Tennessee, among the mountains and the members of her extended family, where she spends her days at the computer, bringing fresh and incredibly real characters to life.
Bibliography:
Fat Chance: The Kingsley Series #1


Prescription for Love: The Kingsley Series #2 

Wrestling Harmony: The Kingsley Series #3
 


More than Friends: The Kingsley Series #4



Selkie I


Selkie II




Fighting for Freedom


Courageous (a short standalone novella)




Where to Find Brandi:
Twitter: @brandikennedy84
Instagram: @authorbrandikennedy
Snapchat: @brandikennedy84
**For some exclusive fun, different and exciting new information as well as an extra monthly flash fiction, join her for as little as $1 per month at:
Now, hop on over to the other blogs hosting Brandi for the entire month of February:

Stop by these blogs and leave a comment…there may be a prize for the person who’s visited and commented on the most blogs (other than the blog participants…aw shucks)!