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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.
 

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

 

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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
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Friday, August 15, 2014

Favorite Friday

Favorite gemstone

Amethyst

The amethyst is a purple variety of quartz and the February birthstone. Ancient Romans and Greeks wore this stone to ward off intoxication. It is also a healing stone and used for healing the soul, body and mind. Amethysts hold the universal vibration and this enables the holder of the crystal to be connected to it, so this makes the amethyst a good meditation stone. I feel a connection to amethysts, possibly because of their properties or maybe because of their beauty.

 

Kelley Heckart, Historical fantasy romance author

Captivating...Sensual...Otherworldly

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http://kelleysrealm.blogspot.com/

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Wednesday, August 13, 2014

Weird Word Wednesday

Agog

agog

adjective \ə-ˈgäg\

: full of interest or excitement because of something

Full Definition of AGOG

:  full of intense interest or excitement : eager <kids all agogover new toys>

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Examples of AGOG

1. The news has chemists agog.

2. Her supporters were agog at the idea.

3. The town is agog over the plan.

Origin of AGOG

Middle French en gogues in mirth

First Known Use: 1559

 

Kelley Heckart, Historical fantasy romance author

Captivating...Sensual...Otherworldly

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Monday, August 11, 2014

Monday Musings: Mountains in Arizona pics

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This was taken at the archery range where I go with my friend to shoot at targets. I love being outside in a place with no other people. It’s so quiet, except when gun shots go off at the nearby gun range. I see lizards running around, and we are usually bothered by a pesky fly that won’t leave us alone. Haven’t seen any rattlesnakes yet. Don’t really want to unless it’s far away from me.

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This is Cupcake Mountain. This picture was also taken at the archery range.

Friday, August 08, 2014

Favorite Friday

Favorite Show—Witches of East End

Yes, I do like my witch shows. This one is dark. I really like how they have linked the witches to Asgard and the Norse gods. Long ago these witches came through a portal to escape their hateful father, the king. They escaped his wrath but ended up cursed. The witches have different magical powers to aid them, but magic can’t solve everything. This season they have to defend themselves against something that came through the portal. And for the ladies, there are some hot guys in this show.

 

Kelley Heckart, Historical fantasy romance author

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Wednesday, August 06, 2014

Weird Word Wednesday

Agita

ag·i·ta

noun \ˈa-jə-tə\

Definition of AGITA

:  a feeling of agitation or anxiety

Examples of AGITA

1. <took a deep breath to dispel her agita as she stepped onstage>

Origin of AGITA

S Italian dialect pronunc. of Italian acido, literally, heartburn, acid, from Latin acidus

First Known Use: 1982

 

Kelley Heckart, Historical fantasy romance author

Captivating...Sensual...Otherworldly

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