Taming His Brat teaser and party announcement

The sequel to Claiming His Brat is going to be called Taming His Brat. I’m not entirely happy with it but it works, and honestly after discarding dozens of names I ran out of energy to keep waffling.

I’m not sure if I’ve shared a teaser yet but since I’m looking at wrapping up the ending in the next couple of days I felt like I should share something.

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Covid Silence and How It’s Affecting Relationships

A more serious topic for us today after the relaxed December month. Covid Silence is a term I made up to describe the way everyone is kind of pulling into themselves right now. Between the depression, the wish to avoid mentions of the pandemic, and just in general not having much to chat about means a lot of people are going quiet.

For me the hardest part of living in a pandemic has been that silence and difficulty in communicating. It’s amazing how much the daily chatter dies down when no one leaves their house, or does anything fun to share.

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Claiming His Brat Paperback Live!

I’m so excited and I’ve got several updates for you. First, the paperback for Claiming His Brat is live now. I had planned for it to come out in November but there were a few delays along the path. It’s finally up and it’s so gorgeous. If you thought the cover was pretty wait until you see the whole wrap on the paperback. I’m in love!

So if you hate e-books and only buy paperbacks now is your time! You can find it here: mybook.to/ClaimingPaperback very reasonably priced at 9.99. This is new the release price and will probably go up later.

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Happy Holidays!

This month is filled with special holidays across the world. If you follow me on twitter or Instagram then you know that I’ve been describing some of them for my #DailyWordArt #WordOfTheDay posts.

I know a lot of my followers celebrate Christmas, but no matter what you celebrate this month I hope it was, or will be great. Holidays can be a really hard time for people. It’s stressful at the best of times and this year has definitely not been that.

So if you’re struggling this year, just remember that you’re not alone. You aren’t overreacting and you have a valid reason for the pain and anxiety. Try not to let your inner bully force you into doing more than you can handle and don’t let anyone, including yourself try to tell you that you’re not doing enough.

You are. I promise you that just surviving is enough of a victory.

And for those of you finding the holiday season a welcome relief from the boredom that comes with lockdown, I hope it’s everything you needed and that the festive cheer carries you into the new year.

I have way too many people I care about to be able to send them all physical cards, as much as I’d like to, so every year I try to make a digital holiday card to share online. This year I made two. You saw the first one already at the top. It follows the theme of the year which is… Goose!

The goose is a figure of chaos. It’s wildly unpredictable, and it seemed like the perfect theme for this year. And at times this year I’ve felt like someone laid that old curse of “May you live in interesting times.” on us, so it seemed like that fit as well.

The other card I did has more of a kinky theme, which I’m sure some of you will appreciate. So here it is:

Girl dressed in a green holiday outfit, with the skirt raised in back, stand in front of the fire holding a stocking that has a paddle and a birch in it.

Unfortunately I didn’t get a chance to do a holiday story this year. I had wanted to, but there never seems to be enough time. But if you haven’t had a chance to read it yet, I did post one a couple years ago that you can find here: Santa’s Gift (story) Part one – Musings of a Chaotic Mind (kessilylewel.com)

I’m not sure if there will be another post before the end of the year, so just in case… Happy New Year!

Krampus, the Myths and Legends

I said I’d be keeping things light this month, and since I just wrote two books in a Krampus series, I thought it might be fun to go over the history and lore of this mythological figure. It surprised me how few people had heard of Krampus before my books and I thought readers might be interested in learning a bit more about him.

Krampus is known for a couple of things. One is his devilish looks. There is a lot of fun old artwork out there depicting him looking quite scary, which is, of course, a bit different from how I’ve written him in my books.

The other… is punishment.

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