Friday, February 20, 2009


The Wild Rose has one of my short, short – stories for free….

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Choose me - Christine Columbus

Sunday, February 08, 2009

The List Goes On ...

5. A sense of Magic, a slight of hand,
6. A reader – well actually lots of readers
7. The story to be satisfying – for me and the reader
8. Fun

Which according to the review from The Romance Studio… I have managed to do…

Christmas Mischief
Christine Columbus
Contemporary romance
Available from The Wild Rose Press
December 2007

Heading to her Grandma’s, out in the country, for Christmas, Amber gets stuck with a flat tire. Then her dog accidentally locks her out of the car without her coat, her cell phone and no way to call for help. She’s caught acting like a fool trying to get back into her car by a very handsome stranger, who after helping her out and flirting like crazy, doesn’t even ask for her phone number. What else could possibly go wrong?
What a cute story. Amber and Tony make a very cute couple. You know that any man who would help a little old lady who was recently widowed would make a great guy to spend your life with. Amber’s dog, Charlie, is hilarious. His crazy actions will have you holding your side from laughing so hard. And while you will find yourself feeling sorry for Amber’s situation, you will also find yourself envious of her. This book is a fun, cute read that will put a smile on your face and will restore your belief that there really are good guys out there. If you enjoy a quick read that will put a smile on your face and a warm feeling in your heart, you need to read this book.
Overall rating:
Sensuality rating: Sweet

Reviewer: Jacquelyn R. Ward
February 5, 2009

Friday, February 06, 2009

What is it you want most?

On my Florida Romance Writers Cruise... I found one way to answer the question is to make a list of 20....

Writing I want:

1. Characters who aren't bound by fear
2. A reader to laugh out loud
3. A beginning, middle and an end
4. The premise of the story to be possible

Like Kelli Zel's Master Sergeant

Lola Moore is tired of the same tired type of guy she’s been dating, and hasn’t had a good date in a long time. A chance meeting with a US Army Master Sergeant and a winter storm are about to change all that! When Lola encounters the sexy Sergeant in the grocery store their attraction is instantaneous and they flirt as they pass each other through out the store. But it isn’t until Lola accidently runs into him with her cart that she decides to do anything about it. Fearing he might really be hurt and that if she lets him walk away she’ll never see him again, Lola takes him home. One thing is for certain, it won’t be cold at Lola’s house during the storm!

If your fantasy is meeting a stranger and having incredible sex then come along for the ride with Lola as she pursues her fantasy. I would never have the guts to risk taking a stranger home but it sure is fun to read about Lola’s adventure. I liked Lola’s confidence and willingness to go for what she really wants even if it might lead to heartache later. And the Sergeant in this story meets every fantasy of a hot military man rolled into a fun and beautiful package that I wish I could have unwrapped myself. Ms. Zel has a wicked sense of humor and fun that takes this sizzling, sexy encounter to another level by keeping the characters entertaining and the reader grinning. I will be on the lookout for other stories by Ms. Zel as her style of story is easy to read and fun for all my senses! If you want a fun, titillating, stranger encounter fantasy, you can’t go wrong with Master Sergeant!

Reviewed by: Stephanie B.

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