Thursday, January 24, 2013

Author, author... #giveaway all about it !!

Today we have Khelsey Jackson to tell 
us a little about herself and her writing !

Welcome, so great to have you here with us.  Can you tell us a little about yourself?

Hello! My name is Khelsey and I live in Las Vegas. I was raised in Minnesota in a very small town called Pillager. I am a stay at home mother of three kids all under four. I wrote Kallos, and it took me a year to write it.

Do real life events find their way into your stories?
Kind of, I use what I learned.

Do you ever mimic family members or people you know when you choose characters?
I do Sean is based after my husband, and I like to add my children’s names to my books.

Do you find yourself going back to the same inspiration for each story or is it always something different?
I walked my dog or take a shower to get my inspiration so yes I do!

When do you write?  Early morning? During the day sometime or all day?  After the kids go to bed?
When I am really into my story I will write all day and night.

How do you feel about marketing your book?
I love to spread the word about Kallos, I love it and hope others will too.

What social sites do you feel work best for marketing?
I love Facebook, and Twitter

Do you like to pitch stories to your publisher or do you wait until you have written the story and have a final manuscript to turn in?
I will show my publisher a little blurb what I’m working on.

Is there any other genre that you would love to try writing?  If so, what is it?
I have an erotica book out, and it was harder to do but I love it.

Do you always/ever see yourself as the heroine/hero when you write a story?
I do, I see a little of myself in Kallos J

Just for fun, I have a few personal questions, 
Favorite 5
1)  Favorite Male Actor  -  Ian Somerhalder
2)  Favorite vehicle -  Hmm 55 CHEVY BEL AIR
3)  Favorite way to relax -  Listening to loud music or reading
4)  Favorite ice cream – Mint Chocolate Chip
5)  Favorite outfit – Sweat pants and a Sweatshirt

And for a bonus:  If you could pick any place in the world to live, besides where you are now, where would it be?  (Of course, without the hindrance of jobs or money needed)

I would say London, I am a history lover and would love to live there.

Where can our readers find you?? 


Is there an upcoming or current release you would like to share with us today and where can we find it?

Blurb for Kallos
Kallos is a shy sixteen year old girl unready to face the world, but when she meets Ian and Sean Hunter the world will open up for her. Secrets revealed are to much to bear and her past life as a goddess, unimaginable. A visit from the goddess Aphrodite, Kallos is told her soul mate must be found or her life will be forfeit. Kallos desperate to find her one true match has discovered she may have two possibilities. Kallos has a choice to make and her decisions may have life ending consequences.

Buy Links:  Amazon   CHBB Publishing

Excerpt from Kallos

Aphrodite looks at the young girl and prays that she will make it.  “Come on, you can do it.”  It isn't fair that Aphrodite must watch from up here and not do anything to help.  The young girl starts to have a seizure, as the man in a white jacket straps her down.  “Come on Acidalia, you can do it.”  Aphrodite hears someone enter her chambers.  She doesn’t have to look up to know it’s Apollo.  She has been in love with him since the beginning of time.  Granted she has had many lovers, but she has always come back to Apollo and to Aries.
They have been cursed to live while watching themselves reincarnated over and over until one is perfect. Apollo and Aries have watched themselves successfully reincarnated many times, Aphrodite hasn’t. She has never seen herself be reincarnated; she has only watched herself die many times over.
“You shouldn’t be watching this, Agápe.”  Aphrodite smiles at what he has called her since they first met.   Agápe means unconditional love or his true love.  Standing next to her, he places his warm hand into hers.
“Maybe she will be different.”  Aphrodite brings her other hand up to wipe away a tear.  Part of being reincarnated is that she cannot interfere.  She has known for a while that Acidalia wouldn't make it.  She wasn’t strong enough to survive; but it still breaks her heart to watch another of her reincarnates die. Acidalia doesn’t love the Hunters likes she should; she loves Ian more.
“Oh my Agápe, please stop watching.” Rubbing her shoulder soothingly as he tries to comfort her  “We already know her outcome.”  Apollo was right, as she let him pull her away from watching.  “Would you like to see where the soul is going?”  She had to think about that for just a minute and she nods.
“I must see who will be next.  I do not understand why none of the girls make it.  And it is not fair that I have to watch.”  They walk over to the looking glass, and see a woman about to have a baby.  Looking closer, Aphrodite notices the woman is not a woman but a child herself.  She has short, brownish red hair, and when she opens her eyes, Aphrodite is shocked, seeing incredible sapphire eyes staring back at her.  She squeezes Apollo's hand.  “Look at that.  The mother has my eyes.” She whispers.
“She does, but that does not mean that the baby being born is going to be the one.” Aphrodite knows that he is right but prays he is wrong.  As the doctor pulls the baby from the young women, Aphrodite is amazed.  She has not seen a more beautiful baby in all of her time.
“I know, but look at her.”  Aphrodite smiles down at the beautiful baby and sees another couple burst excitedly into the room.  The woman runs to the baby; slowly she brings her hands to her face as tears run freely down.  The woman turns to face the man; and he smiles proudly at her.  Aphrodite looks back at the young mother as she is being rolled out of the room.  As the young mother passes by, she turns her head away from the newborn baby.  The second woman moves to the young girl’s side and kisses her forehead.  She is saying something, but Aphrodite cannot hear what.  “Apollo what is going on?”
“She has been adopted amore.  The younger one is not able to care for our little beauty.” Ares says as he walks in. Aphrodite understands and nods to Ares.  They have already seen Apollo and Ares be reincarnated.  She wonders if this one will be the one.  At that moment the baby opens her eyes and seems to be looking right at Aphrodite.  She gasps and wonders if this baby is the one, the one that will become her.  Aphrodite concentrates and now can hear the woman and the man talking.
“James, she is beautiful.  I know the perfect name for her.”  The woman pauses and wipes away a few tears.  “Kallos … it means beauty in Greek.”
Aphrodite starts to laugh.  Maybe the woman can see the great beauty this little one holds.  She sends a welcome to the new baby girl.  Welcome, Kallos

**Kelsey is giving away a set of the Kallos Series Ebooks... Acidalia Sean & Ian, Aphrodite's Curse and Kallos!!  Make sure to comment below and leave your email address to be contacted if you win!!**

Khelsey, thanks so much for being with me today!

Readers, what a great series to have a chance at winning.  Don't forget to comment!

Until next time, happy reading :)


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