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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.
 

Monday, March 30, 2015

Monday Musings: AZ Cloud and Jet Stream pics #6

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A jet stream streaks across the twilight sky.

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Feathery pink clouds decorate the sky.

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A dramatic sunset mixed with jet streams.

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Nice texture, almost like shimmering fish scales.

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Layers of colors paint the sky.

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The setting sun turns the clouds a bright pink.

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Angel or Faerie wings span the sky.

 

Kelley Heckart, Historical fantasy romance author

Captivating...Sensual...Otherworldly

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Friday, March 27, 2015

Favorite Friday: Sharing a favorite movie

Favorite movie: Bram Stoker’s Dracula

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Gary Oldman, Winona Ryder and Anthony Hopkins star in director Francis Ford Coppola's visually stunning, passionately seductive version of the classic Dracula legend. In BRAM STOKER'S DRACULA, Coppola returns to the original source of the Dracula myth, and from that gothic romance, he creates a modern masterpiece. Gary Oldman's metamorphosis as Dracula who grows from old to young, from man to beast is nothing short of amazing. Winona Ryder brings equal intensity to the role of a young beauty who becomes the object of Dracula's devastating desire. Anthony Hopkins co-stars as the famed doctor who dares to believe in Dracula, and then dares to confront him. Opulent, dazzling and utterly irresistible, this is Dracula as you've never seen him. And once you've seen BRAM STOKER'S DRACULA, you'll never forget it.

This is one of my favorite versions of Dracula. I thought Gary Oldman did a great job in the starring role, how he changed from young to old. I’m not a Winona Ryder fan. Not sure why, but I never liked her acting, so that was my only disappointment with this movie. This version of Dracula reveals the hidden sexuality in the original story using vivid colors and sensual scenes. Highly recommended for Dracula fans.

 

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

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Wednesday, March 25, 2015

Weird Word Wednesday

Balalaika

bal·a·lai·ka

noun \ˌba-lə-ˈlī-kə\

Definition of BALALAIKA

:  a usually 3-stringed instrument of Russian origin with a triangular body played by plucking or strumming

Illustration of BALALAIKA

Origin of BALALAIKA

Russian

First Known Use: 1780

 

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

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Monday, March 23, 2015

Monday Musings: Moon pics #7

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Almost full moon floating above the clouds.

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Taken from the car on our way back from CA. The way the moon

hangs there above the barren desert reminds me of another planet.

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The full moon led us home from CA.

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Full moon at sunset.

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Full moon peeking out from the top of the tree.

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There is a planet shining just to the left of this crescent moon.

 

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

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Friday, March 20, 2015

Favorite Friday: Sharing a favorite new TV series

Favorite new TV Show: 12 Monkeys

Series description: 27 years after a virus wipes out most of humanity, scientists send a man (James Cole) back to 2015 to stop the plague from ever happening. Cole's only lead is a virologist (Dr. Cassandra Railly), who knows the dangerous source of the outbreak.

I loved the movie version with Bruce Willis, Brad Pitt and Madeline Stowe, so I was curious how the SyFy series would handle this story. So far I like what they are doing with it. Time travel opens up a lot of possibilities for storylines.

 

 

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

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Wednesday, March 18, 2015

Interview of Author Kelley Heckart

Interview of Author Kelley Heckart

Weird Word Wednesday

Bauhinia

bau·hin·ia

noun \bō-ˈi-nē-ə, -ˈhi-, bȯ-\

Definition of BAUHINIA

:  any of a genus (Bauhinia) of leguminous vines, shrubs, and trees of the legume family that grow in tropical and subtropical regions and include some that are grown especially for their fragrant orchid-like flowers

Origin of BAUHINIA

New Latin, from Jean Bauhin †1613 and Gaspard Bauhin†1624 Swiss botanists

First Known Use: 1725

 

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

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Monday, March 16, 2015

Monday Musings: AZ Sunset pics #6

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Dark and fiery hues blend in the twilight sky.

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Softer pink hues float over the golden strokes of the setting sun.

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I like this mix of dark and light clouds floating in the twilight sky.

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These clouds remind me of feathers.

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The sky looks like its on fire.

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I like the silhouette of the trees against the bold reds in the sunset-tinged clouds. 

 

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

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