Thursday, March 5, 2015

"Reality Lesbian 2"!!!

This week has been crazy busy with condo moving and freelance work. But I am getting great beta feedback on Reality Lesbian 2 and hope to progress some more on it this weekend. I need to contact my cover person soon!

I realized I have been doing a lot of talking (on Facebook) about
Reality Lesbian 2 but never posted what it is about. Here is the preliminary blurb. This story has been a lot of fun to write.


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Crystal Maitland became a fan favorite during season two of gay reality dating show Will You Marry Me? Her popularity soared even more after she was dumped in the season’s final episode. While she was not ultimately chosen as the love of Dr. Zara Winters’s life, Crystal landed a gig as the season four lead. Thousands of giddy lesbians applied for the twenty spots to win Crystal’s heart.

However, as filming for Crystal’s season begins, she is already developing feelings for the show’s executive producer, Virginia “Gene” Robertson. When Crystal confesses those feelings, Gene urges her to forget them and move on. They cannot have a relationship. Never mind that Gene feels just as strongly for Crystal after spending countless hours poring through footage that reveals a complicated, layered woman. A mysterious, vulnerable woman.

Crystal tries to give a fair shot to each contestant, including the hugely pregnant Rowena Williams, the sexy butch Van Elliott and the gregarious Dolly Gaskins. However, when higher-ups at cable channel Rainbow World get wind of murmurings that something is going on with Crystal and Gene, life can only get worse.

What’s a lesbian in love to do when the woman she wants urges her to marry someone else? Find out on the shocking season four finale of
Will You Marry Me?

Sunday, February 8, 2015

Free refills at Starbucks

Some Starbucks employees need attitude adjustments. Starbucks gives free refills of iced tea and iced coffee as long as a customer did not leave the store. I stay long enough (working) sometimes that I go up for free refills. Today I got the most attitude thus far; the barista immediately said: "We don't give free refills if you left the store."

I said: "Why do you assume I left the store?" (I had not, not even to my car to get something or for a breath of fresh air.)

She had no answer.

Perhaps people abuse this policy. I don't know. But it's much more customer-friendly for the barista to ask: "Did you leave the store?" instead of saying something that comes across like the customer is trying to pull a fast one. This has happened to me a few other times but not to the degree it did today.

Wednesday, November 19, 2014

My Sexiest Man Alive

PEOPLE magazine has named its sexiest man alive. Who would YOU pick for your sexiest man alive?

Me...I might go with Prince Harry. He is a fellow redhead, and I've always had a little crush on him. A prince...mmm! He has that bad-boy party edge, but you can see he has a heart of gold as well. He does a lot of good charity work.

Friday, October 3, 2014

Weird Things Start Happening to a Psychic Who Has Been Running a Scam

Weird things start happening to a psychic who has been running a scam.

"The Psychic and the Damsel in Distress" is free at Smashwords. https://www.smashwords.com/books/view/482101

It should make its way to other e-stores in the next few days. You can get it on the Kindle for 99 cents (until/if Amazon price matches the free aspect):

Kindle: http://www.amazon.com/dp/B00J7PCIYU
Kindle UK: https://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B00J7PCIYU



BLURB
Telah Costner has enlisted the help of psychic after psychic in a quest to find her missing daughter, Claire. Dani is the latest psychic, and Telah is hopeful because she senses something different about Dani.

To Dani, however, Telah and Claire are just two faces in a sea of clients and missing people. Dani doesn’t believe in psychics and never has. She and her sister Kate have perfected a scam in which money is the only thing that matters. That is, until weird things start happening to Dani.

This short story is about 9,000 words.

Thursday, September 11, 2014

Guest Author

Hey! I'll be the guest author this weekend on this group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/557114481075268/

I'll be in and out and can't commit to being in the group at any specific time(s) right now. I may be traveling to Seattle--or not. I don't know yet. But I'll be around! Shoot the breeze, ask questions, etc.

Thursday, August 7, 2014

"In Need of Resolution" -- a lesbian romance serial

I've always wanted to write a serial--something like a TV show that has episodes. They've become increasingly popular with the rise of ebooks, and I realized after I started "In Need of Resolution" that it had a terrific foundation for being a serial. I originally envisioned it as a novella or novel but now know it's perfect for a serial.

Serials bring challenges, of course. Do you map out an entire season or plan episodes one by one? What if sales of episode one flop? Should you wrap up the "show" quickly in episode two or keep going and hope sales catch on? How long to wait between episodes? What if you want to go back and change a bit of character history that has suddenly become inconvenient? This move certainly isn't without its risks, but here I come! :)

The first episode of "In Need of Resolution" is about 28,000 words. I am about halfway finished with episode two and hope no more than a month elapses before it's out. My ideal is to have no more than two months pass in between episode releases.

SALES SITES
Kindle US: http://www.amazon.com/dp/B00MHDTK6I
Kindle UK: http://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/product/B00MHDTK6I
Kindle Germany: http://www.amazon.de/gp/product/B00MHDTK6I
Nook: http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/in-need-of-resolution-q-kelly/1120074503?ean=2940149655854&itm=1&usri=2940149655854
Smashwords: https://www.smashwords.com/books/view/465354
Kobo: http://store.kobobooks.com/en-US/ebook/in-need-of-resolution

(will appear on Apple, etc. in a few days through Smashwords)


Episode One:
When best friends Lori Chambliss and Josie Cosgrove agree to write a New Year’s resolution for each other, the consequences promise to reach far and wide. Josie, a philosophy professor at Portland College in Oregon, is somewhat of a wild lady: sleeps around, not settled down and such. She’s more than fine with that and is dismayed when Lori’s resolution for her is to attend at least three therapy sessions. Josie’s idea to make therapy bearable: seduce the counselor. Once Josie has her mind set on something, she sees the mission through.


Dr. Evelyn Darby is a fifty-six-year-old therapist who has long felt restless and unsettled. She often daydreams about owning a cozy coffee cafe. She is divorced and has two grown daughters who don’t talk to her like they used to. Her new patient, Josie Cosgrove, stirs envy and longing in Evelyn. Makes Evelyn want more from life. Before long, Evelyn’s strong sense of professional honor collides with her yearning for more.


Meanwhile, Lori, who is also a philosophy professor, has landed in an equally vexing dilemma. Josie’s resolution for her is to seduce Reagan Richards, Lori’s favorite student from the past semester. Even though Portland College doesn’t necessarily forbid professor-student relations and Reagan is no longer Lori’s student, Lori is horrified. For one, she hates kissing and sex because they’re yucky and germy. For two, she doesn’t take risks. She loves her comfortable life. Lori is sure she’s setting herself up for humiliation. Turns out Reagan has problems of her own and may be willing to lend a sympathetic body.


This episode is about 28,000 words. Also included is a sneak preview at a scene from episode two.

These stories and more will continue throughout the episodes of IN NEED OF RESOLUTION. Stay tuned!