Kiki Howell

My stories are varied, but those stories which are adult fiction, intended for those over 18 years of age, are labeled as such.

The Sorcerer’s Songs, a novella

Blurb:
If I knew then, what I know now
I’d like to think I’d choose a different way to go
But, my mistakes have paved the way
Down this dark and lonely, dead-end road

Poised on a stool in a corner of yet another bar, in front of a crowd of maybe fifty, the harmonies he played reached out to those around him. The rhythms in his head stirred his heart. For a man of magic, a sorcerer with powers he had never asked for, his musical talents were sung spells.  They were his weapon of defense against loneliness, bringing people to him like a siren’s song.  Yet, for the most part, he let his music haunt the deeper needs of those who listened—letting musical phrasings stir wants unnamed or purposely forgotten. Although he felt but a living and breathing jukebox, these strangers who came to see him play were the only lives he could touch. He reached out to them with his songs.

That is until one night one of Adam’s songs lures him back toward his hometown, and he calls out for Stacey, the one he was forced to leave behind all those years ago. Only this time she wants answers as to why he left, and maybe a bit of revenge for the heart he destroyed. 

NOTE:
I wrote The Sorcerer’s Songs using my husband's song lyrics to create the plot. It was a lot of fun to write, and a great writing exercise! I think I was so inspired by his music that the story practically wrote itself.   The Senior Editor who accepted the story wrote these wonderful words about it... "I also want to note that you write about magick with a heart and understanding that's pretty rare.  There's a ritual feel to the music performance in your story." Click Here to listen to the song that inspired the story called "The Road" Two more songs are on his bio page Click Here. I am just so excited, and so grateful to my husband, Steven Howell, for letting me use his music!

Genres: Contemporary, Paranormal (Sorcerer), Sensual Romance
Adult Content Warnings: While this is a sweet romance, it is still intended for those over 18 years of age. 

Reviews: 
"This book is one of the best that I’ve read this year. The story itself is lyrical, written like a beautiful opera with emotion poured into every word. The song lyrics are woven brilliantly throughout the story, making you feel every bit of Adam’s sorrow and love.. I applaud the author for her creativity and find it incredibly romantic that she wrote something so touching through the inspiration of her husband’s talents. It adds so much more depth to the story and makes me want to spend more time with the man that I love." ~Marie at Cocktails and Books

http://www.cocktailsandbooks.com/review-the-sorcerers-song-kiki-howell/

"The Sorcerer’s Songs is a tender paranormal romance I thoroughly enjoyed.  It is a tale of magic, first love, heartbreak, forgiveness and redemption.  Adams frustration over his present life and regret over his past was palatable to this reader. Adam’s life …was poignantly rendered by Ms. Howell ...  Life is full of magical moments.  In the magic of the melody of Ms. Howell’s story it is believable.  Her (Stacey) quick realization that her love for the boy flames still, kept me racing to read this story’s ending.  Ms. Howell’s novella…sang to me.  It will to you too." ~Justine at eBook Addict Reviews
"The Sorcerer’s Songs by Kiki Howell was an enjoyable read, a bit different than your average romance. 
As a musician myself, the descriptions rang eerily true for me. 
The author has a talent with painting the romantic connection between them (Adam and Stacey), and the pain, with words.  I really liked this tale of music and magic and would read more by this author." ~Laura Hogg, Author of Descent into Darkness 

video
This simple video is not only to tell about my paranormal, romance novella, The Sorcerer's Songs, but to show off a few of my husband's songs, the lyrics of which drive the plot of this story. So, sit back and take a listen :) Special thanks to Steven Howell and Missie Tong


The Sorcerer’s Songs, trade paperback novella, and "Weathervanes," CD Purchase Information: A trade paperback version of the novella, The Sorcerer’s Songs,  and the CD, Weathervanes, can be purchased here through the author only. **If you would like the book or CD autographed, please specify in space provided during checkout.


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"Weathervanes" 
Songs
1. Hello Old Friend
2. Weathervanes
3. Gray
4. A Lot Like That
5. Change
6. In America
7. The Road
8. Brand New To Me
9. Sick Of You co-written by Kirstein Howell
10. The One Job
11. In Tommy's Name
12. My Shoes
13. I Won't Be Home For Christmas co-written by Aaron Boyle and Amanda Pfeiffer
14. Laundromat w/ Alethea Brown

Recordered at: Jonasol Studios
Engineered by: Dustin Simmons
Cover Photo: D.L. Merone (exposureart.com)
Steven Howell, BMI 2009



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