Originally published on RomanticShorts.com, Naughty Feels So Nice presents a fun and oh-so-steamy holiday-themed venture into the possibilities of Christmas magic. This story is quick, witty, and sparkling with some non-traditional cheer. Before you continue, please be aware, this short story contains coarse language and detailed sexual content. If you are under 18 or uninterested … Continue reading Romantic Short: Naughty Feels So Nice
A Grateful Heart
This year I'm reminded how grateful I am to have such a loving and supportive romance community. Over the past year, I've made some wonderful connections both with fellow authors and voracious, delightful readers. Each and every one of you have made my journey a memorable one. Thank you from the bottom of my heart. … Continue reading A Grateful Heart
More Meme Levity
Another round of memes for all you to get lost in. This time I included the reader memes as well as some author ones. Feel free to share and enjoy. I hope they made you laugh. Have a wonderful week! All my love, Kirsten
Plotting My Torment, I mean Novel
Over the past fifteen years, I've met a vast variety of authors from all different genres. Yet there's always that one detail, aside from genre, that divides us. A question really. A defining characteristic of our craft. Are you a Plotter or a Pantser? When I first started writing, I was a pantser. One hundred … Continue reading Plotting My Torment, I mean Novel
Sampling a New-To-Me Author
Let me begin with an honest caveat. I'm a self-published author and have spent ten years cultivating my online presence, learning tips of the trade, finding quality partners to help polish and edit my manuscripts, researching the market and my genre, and investing in the health and longevity of my stories. I may not have … Continue reading Sampling a New-To-Me Author
Confessions of a Fangirl Sample
When Confessions of a Fangirl released in December, I was recovering from Covid. So, that whole month was a blur. Allow me to give you a little sneak peek into the Rom Com that reads like a fangirl confessional. This book has a very special place in my heart. It taught me balance, which is … Continue reading Confessions of a Fangirl Sample
Curse of the Huntsman’s Jewel: Release Day and Sale!
If you've been waiting for the perfect opportunity to pick up a copy of Curse of the Huntsman's Jewel, then your wait is over. ❤ Starting on Sunday, March 27th, my fairy tale fantasy romance will be ONLY $0.99 for a limited time. Three romances in one novel for a buck! That's a steal of … Continue reading Curse of the Huntsman’s Jewel: Release Day and Sale!
Inspiration: Grief, a Viral Video, and ReyLo
As an avid reader, I love learning behind-the-scenes information about a book I enjoyed. So, I've decided to have a little fun and show you the inspiration behind some of my books. This week, I'm going to chat about A Lockdown Love Affair. There are a couple of layers to this one, so let me … Continue reading Inspiration: Grief, a Viral Video, and ReyLo
Why Contemporary Romance?
Even though my journey as a published author seems like it began with historical romance, it really didn't. Around the same time I wrote An Irresistible Shadow, I wrote two other stories, both contemporary romance. They weren't as complex as my medieval romance, and both had elements of romantic suspense. Yes, both were also published … Continue reading Why Contemporary Romance?
Romantic Short: What the Darkness Proposes
As a second-place finalist in 2012's New Year New Story Writers’ Competition, What The Darkness Proposes, by Kirsten S. Blacketer sets the stage as her first official publication. The short story was hosted on RomanticShorts.com previously. Although her writing has evolved and improved, this story showcases her improvement over the years and remains a crucial … Continue reading Romantic Short: What the Darkness Proposes