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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.
 

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

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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

 

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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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/

http://twitter.com/CelticChick

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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/

http://twitter.com/CelticChick

http://www.facebook.com/pages/Kelley-Heckart/111838455604

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/

http://twitter.com/CelticChick

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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

http://www.facebook.com/pages/Kelley-Heckart/111838455604