Kelly Washington grew up in North East Texas to military parents, joined the military herself (she's now a veteran), and settled in the Washington D.C. area in 2002. She enjoys reading anything and everything, from Georgette Heyer and Jane Austen, to erotica, to today's hottest YA novels.
When she isn't reading the above mentioned works, she's hard at work on her own fiction. Kelly writes erotica, romance, young-adult fiction, and women's fiction. She gets her writing inspiration from real-world events and "what-if" scenarios in her head. She likes to put her characters is odd situations just to see what happens.
Kelly still lives and works in the Washington D.C. area with her family. She loves hearing from her readers and can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org, via her website, http://smallfiction.com, and at http://www.goodreads.com/kellywashington.
How do you discover the ebooks you read?
I'll ask my friends and my family and my co-workers what they've read lately. I've gotten many great recommendations this way. Luckily for me, my sister is a huge reader and we have the same tastes, so she often recommends books.
The second way I discover books is through magazine book sections - People Magazine being first and foremost. However, a lot of what they review is mainstream, traditionally published novels and non-fictions books. Unless it really appeals to me, generally I will not pick up a novel that has been over-reviewed.
The third way is GoodReads. I'll preview author pages, covers, and other "lists" on the GoodReads pages and discover a lot of great works. I think that GoodReads is hot in the young adult market and getting it right.
Do you remember the first story you ever wrote?
I might have been ten. I remember writing a Gothic tale about a brother and sister. I want to say that they went to visit a distant relative who, as it so happens, lived in an old, castle-type house. I'm sure ghosts and creepy family members showed up, but, in truth, I don't remember much other than that.
When bickering (and secretly in love) roommates (Army Sergeant Keira Holtslander and womanizer Dillan Pope) are suddenly swapped into each others bodies, they must learn how to function as the other, and get along, to undo the curse. Along the way they realize the other isn't so bad, and maybe--just maybe--they have room for love after all. Hijinks ensue when Dillan has to work in the Pentagon!
My name is Justin. I'm a Sgt in the Army. I'm not the smartest guy in the room and I'm certainly not a badass, but my recent deployment to Afghanistan has thrown my life into chaos. But all I really want to do is figure out my feelings for Aaron. Because I'm pretty sure I'm in love with him. First order of business: unraveling gov secrets. *Includes Falling For You, Hungry For You, Ready For You.
My name is Justin. My friends call me Hotten. So do my enemies. I'm a Sgt in the Army. My best friend and I are unraveling the beginning of a gov conspiracy. I won't lie: things pretty much suck right now. I've had too many guns pointed at me to think straight. I’m pretty sure dying sucks and I haven’t had the chance to tell Aaron how I feel. Because I’m hopelessly in love with him.
My name is Justin. My friends call me Hotten. So do my enemies. My best friend and I may have uncovered a human trafficking operation and we’re thrust in the middle of a FUBAR situation that may cost us our lives. I’ve also made a mess of things with Lt. Aaron Parris. Sweet, perfect, gorgeous Aaron. Before I can plan my apology tour, a powerful woman knocks on my door. Being kidnapped is not fun.
A SINFUL WIFE explores one woman's heart and guilt as she follows "her little demon" as she calls it and the consequences of her actions. 55 yr old housewife Beverly secretly yearns for an exciting life. Her husband is kind yet boring. And then something happens. A masked man enters her home and a strange, year-long affair with three men begins, but at a terrible price that changes everything.
My name is Justin. My friends call me Hotten. So do my enemies. I’m a Sgt in the Army and for the last few months I’ve been deployed to Afghanistan on a sensitive recon mission. Things go from bad to worse when my commander shoots me and orders me to hand over the evidence. But something else is troubling me: secret love letters from a male admirer. Letters that make me imagine the possibilities.
Not all homecomings are necessarily good ones. Throw in a plane crash, a duped husband, a lying wife and her personal secret, the history of a murdering family, and you'll dig up enough problems to last a lifetime.
Suffice to say the marriage might not work out... but that's if the wife survives the plane crash. If she does, then what?
This is a short story that may or may not end happily.