SEPTEMBER 17TH: NEW RELEASE OF ‘NAREEN OF THE DRACA”

July 21st, 2013

The final book in my series (series title:Daughters of Draca) releases from Loose-Id on September 17th! Yes, Nareen of the Draca finally gets her own story. This book, along with the other two, can be read as a stand-alone story, or as the last in the series. I admit I cried as I wrote the last scene. I’ve come to love these characters and their amazing, sensual world.  I am delighted with the way the story ends and I think you will be too. There’s enough drama, action and hot, sizzling Draca-style love to satisfy any erotic romance reader- and especially all you dragon lovers.

Speaking of dragon lovers…I dedicated the book to the dragon lovers of the world. Are you out there? Come on in, you’ll be so happy you did!

XO
Louisa

 

Lusty Tales of the Draca Continue

May 11th, 2013

Nareen of the Draca has been insisting on her own story for the last three years. Finally, her time has come! Beautiful, powerful, shape-shifter Queen Nareen is about to embark on a journey that will change her life forever.

Have you ever felt that you needed forgiveness? But in order to receive that, you need to forgive yourself first? Nareen, rarely humble, never apologetic, consumed by her passion to protect her race, has made some grievous mistakes along the way. Yet she continues to work tirelessly, answering the calls of her Gods, responding to the needs of her people. Yet always alone. Longing for the love and lust the rest of her clan is enjoying…And haunted by guilt with what she can never explain to anyone, even herself.

Life gives us rewards and punishments. The Draca, as much as humans, understand the concept of karmic retribution. Couple that with the mischievous whims of the Gods, and splendid, erotic chaos can result. Nareen’s journey is very close to this author’s heart. Her story has simmered, waiting, the entire span of the series. Stay tuned for more off-the-charts erotic adventures of the Draca.
XO
Louisa

 

 

 

 

Happy Birthday from the Paranormal Creatures of Portland

February 3rd, 2013

dragon_logo2Deep in the heart of winter, you will find my birthday…There it is, dangling at the end of January, as if daring spring to come any closer. Yet with this day, I challenge the gloom. Take that –  rain! Take that –  gray, unrelenting clouds! Take that – icy mornings and sun that never breaks through! It’s time to celebrate life. Celebrate being ALIVE. Forget the dreariness of outside and remember how fortunate it is to simply be alive.

The day after my birthday, and still in a celebratory mood, I took a walk on the Hawthorne bridge, which spans the east and west bank across the Willamette river near downtown Portland. And there it was. Something hidden in the steel supports below the bridge. Bigger than a gull, bigger than a peregrine. A flash of crimson and gold feathers, a glimpse of fierce dark claws. Tiny tendrils of smoke issuing from the head. Unblinking green eyes meeting mine for maybe five paralyzing seconds.

Unexpected joy suffused me. Dragon! And my own innate dragon roared to life. I was born in the year of the dragon, and sometimes, if I am very lucky, the creatures that inhabit the alternate world recognize their own. “Happy birthday!” they seemed to say. “Celebrate your life Louisa! And don’t forget to keep writing about us!”

And that I can do.
XO

Louisa

Author Madness In Portland

October 13th, 2012

Welcome to my website! You may have found me because of my presence at the Wordstock festival in Portland.

http://www.wordstockfestival.com/

An e-book author doesn’t get many chances to promote herself to the public in person and I am taking full advantage…While the rain falls for the first time in 3 months, myself and the paranormal creatures of Portland are taking a breather, remembering who we are and our special talents…Seeking those who want a hot and spicy story about shape-shifters.

If you are familiar with Portland, you may be interested to know there are small dragons lurking under the Hawthorne bridge. They hide, thinking they will be be mistaken for peregrines. I know better, of course, but they won’t listen to me! So take a peek within those ancient steel trusses, and then immerse yourself in one of my books to better understand what you see.

Dragons adore the water and have informed me that the rain is long past due. ‘Sniff. Such complainers they are…However, gotta love them. And I do.

XO
Louisa

 

Now Is All There Is: An August morning in Portland

August 5th, 2012

The August morning sun was rising in the east just behind the trees and the sweet sight of it, along with the promise of a breeze, lured me out of the over-heated house. Following a muse of some sort, I walked toward the river, making my way to a new community garden area atop a small hill with a view of the river and the west banks of Portland. To the north the sun’s rays had already lightened downtown buildings, glimmering and sparking, but near me, to the south, the cool shadows still held. I breathed in the summer morning air and felt blessed and content.

After awhile, I ambled through the neighborhood on a familiar journey, noting shades and curtains tightly drawn against yesterday’s heat and here and there windows open like they never are in the winter. Soon, I know, the breeze will end and heat will settle like a heavy blanket over metro Portland. I revel in this blaze of summer sun; longed for and dreaded both the year long. It won’t last, I tell myself. Just a few days, a few weeks and then we’ll be back to the cool and dim light.

For breakfast I feasted on ripe organic melon that tasted like ambrosia and summer, and munched on  crunchy salted cashews. Perfect. I am, most wonderfully, Here and Now. Reminded that this is all there is. Each moment, strung together, creates an entire life…My writing muse explodes with these thoughts and I can hardly wait to get back to my shape-shifting dragons and the women who love them.
XO
Louisa

Bliss in the spring sun

April 22nd, 2012

Tulips are blooming and the sun is finally out in sun-starved Portland. All the humans and non-humans alike are emerging from the chilly shadows to the promise of summer in deep blue skies and soft breezes. It is time for tales of love and lust they tell me. Stories of dragons and shape-shifters and the women who love them.

Time to ramp up the yearning and longing. Stories of romance and redemption. My fingers itch in excitement as they fly across the keys, the images tumbling out….Yes! Yes to the possibility of love and a sweet (hot and spicy) happily-ever-after.

XO
Louisa

Hailing Heartbreak in Portland

March 18th, 2012

What’s a writer to do when she’s enduring her own heartbreak? I ponder this as it hails and rains outside in gloomy Portland- sort of a mirror of the state of my heart. Not that wonderful things aren’t happening as well. The 10-stop blog tour is over and I found and gathered new and old fans and the entire experience was amazingly fun…The task at hand now is to finish book three.

Which leads to my initial question. This writer will have to pen in some heartbreak for my characters I believe. I’ll use the classic formula of “Art imitates Life” and find a way to ease some of my own sadness with my writing muse. Of course, there WILL be a happily-ever-after. That’s the rule for romance. And, as far as I’m concerned, that’s the rule for romance  in real life too.

I can see a tiny break in the gray clouds, the faintest blue peeking out with a wispy promise of spring. It’s the spring equinox next week. The paranormal creatures are stirring, the dragons are taking wing over Mt. Hood and this writer intends to make a fresh start, easing heartbreak and telling more tales of the Draca.

 

 

 

 

Blog Tour Happening Now!

March 6th, 2012

Who could have anticipated how much fun I could have on a blog tour!! I absolutely love meeting readers and potential readers on line. There’s a $25 Amazon gift certificate give away at the end of the tour, so please stop in at any point and say hello!

Today’s blog at Erotica For All is about the muse inspiration for my dragon shape-shifters- can you guess? Portland! Come check out some fantastic photos of Portland and my own musings on how a city inspired an entire book!

http://eroticaforall.co.uk/guest-blogs/guest-blog-louisa-kelley/#comment-1976
XO
Louisa

 

Witchy Moon Over Portland

January 28th, 2012

Paranormality in Portland ruled last night with a witchy moon suspended over the sparkling lights of downtown Portland. A crystal clear night, near freezing in temperature but who cares. It wasn’t raining! As I drove west on Sandy Boulevard I caught my breath in wonder at the sight before me. Across the river twinkling lights of buildings acted as backdrop under a glowing yellow moon. The moon appeared like the bottom half of a bowl, suspended in a thick beautiful slice as if the buildings themselves were holding it in the sky. As I drove further west, the moon began dropping behind the buildings until finally disappearing with a tiny glow from one point, a single pinprick of light between tall buildings…

I could hear the creatures of paranormal Portland howling in delight. Perhaps if I had been able to observe just a little longer, I may have seen the brief outline of an ecstatic  dragon winging across the burnt umber expanse of moon.

This town inspires fantasy in every cell of my writer’s heart. To find out more about my Portland inspiration, check out my online interveiw by Christy Caughie at:

http://www.examiner.com/romance-novel-in-portland/dragons-roam-portland-louisa-kelley-s-new-book
XO

Louisa

 

Virtual Blog Tour Daughters of Draca

January 15th, 2012

It’s true. Daughters of Draca, both Lydia, Cara, and of course myself, will be hopping our way through cyber space on a virtual blog tour March 5th-16th. What a fun process! I’m already preparing blog posts and perusing website requests and interview questions…Quite the thing, as they say. Here’s a link for information about where I’ll be:

http://goddessfishpromotions.blogspot.com/2012/01/virtual-book-tour-daughters-of-draca.html

Portland paranormality has quite perked up; all this stirring about on the internet with their stories. I’ve been repeatedly asked “what about the next story Louisa? Book Three?” And I always answer the same way. Nareen’s story will be told. I promise.  Next book is hers; Nareen of the Draca.
XO
Louisa