12/11/17

ALMOST HOME with LifeHouse


ALMOST HOME

Are you ready? It’s cool, it’s sensual, it’s psychic 1960s retro reminisce! Spend some time with Nick and Krista in their ALMOST HOME adventure this Christmas!

And at the same time, you will be helping a wonderful cause. All the proceeds from the sale of ALMOST HOME this season, will go to THE LIFEHOUSE, www.thelifehousewv.com. It is a needed organization and a place that helps people find their way back from the insidious substance abuse addictions that plague and overtake their lives.

So, this season enjoy reading my Christmas tale featuring Nick and Krista and know that you will be contributing to this special cause.

The latest edition of ALMOST HOME features some very cool song lyrics by a musician, and other added scenes, will be available from Amazon Kindle as an e-book in just a few days from now! Look for links here and on my Amazon author page
https://www.amazon.com/Kaye-Manro/e/B003ZKVKM4/ for this newest version release!

12/9/17

AGAIN HOPE ~ Coming Soon ~



AGAIN HOPE

Premise



Back Bay, Boston, 1967

The soul-love continues to grow and deepen between rock musician Nick Zelmenis and ballet dancer Krista McBaine. But now they are faced with even more difficult obstacles to overcome.

Nick is busy repairing his motorcycle after the horrendous winter storms. And he is dealing with a recording contract which contains a controversial twist. As his psychic abilities emerge and become stronger, Nick discovers more about himself and his true identity.

Krista is in rehearsal preparing for one of the biggest dance events of the year. Although she can’t see it or feel it yet, something is wrong. Nick senses things are not quite right with her even though Krista insists she is fine. He connects with his innate psychic abilities to find out more. 
This time it isn’t enough. 

She becomes seriously ill and modern medicine fails to cure her. He must delve far into his expanded supernatural gift to find an answer. But can Nick discover how to save Krista in time?





© copyright Kaye Manro 2017




12/3/17

PERIGEE MOON


SUPER MOON PERIGEE
Focus on Nick Zelmenis
from ALMOST HOME

Nick parked the YD3 under the Mystic River bridge and leaned against the bike’s seat. He stared at the huge moon rising over the city, wishing he was sharing this sight with his Krista. Breathing in he let his mind drift to thoughts of her. He missed her, wanted her more than ever. But life had a way of keeping them apart. Dreams, that’s all he had of her now. He reached under his seat and pulled out a brew popping the top. His eyes traveled upward to the full moon again, huge and bright over the Boston Skyline, causing a reflecting glow across the river. He took a swig. “Krista,” he whispered. “Here’s to you baby…”

© copyright Kaye Manro 2017




11/18/17

ALIENS AMONG US AT CHRISTMAS?



ALIEN CHRISTMAS BLURB

Captain Lorcan’s futile search to find his planet’s lost colonists changes when he discovers a beautiful Sedorian female on an obscure world. Even from light years away he longs for the seductive Adria before he meets her.

On a snowy winter night Adria is drawn deep into the forest by a faint blue light. She runs headlong into a strange sensual man named Lorcan. He convinces her to accompany him on his spacecraft for an unbelievable journey to another planet.

Passion ignites between them hotter than a fiery sun. But his mission is to take her to Sedora. Yet Adria wants to go back to the world from which she came. Is their love strong enough to defy the odds or will they lose each other beyond the stars?

ALIEN CHRISTMAS 
Appears in the
Christmas Kisses Anthology
Pre-order now
Release date December 1st


© copyright Kaye Manro 2017




11/17/17

ALIEN CHRISTMAS


ALIEN CHRISTMAS 
appearing in the anthology 
Christmas Kisses



© copyright Kaye Manro 2017


10/28/17

REVIEW: ALL HALLOWS EVER


ALL HALLOWS EVER: A Soul-Love Story
by Kaye Manro

Reha’s Review Rating: ♥♥♥♥♥ (5 hearts)

From the beginning, I could feel the love between Nick Zelmenis and Krista McBaine. I was drawn into their unique world in 1966 Boston as the story unfolded. Nick is a musician with uncanny psychic abilities and Krista is a classical dancer studying at a Conservatory. His rock band is playing at a Halloween themed gig and he convinces Krista and her friend to costume up and dance while the band performs on stage. It is refreshing to see the interaction between the two of them and how the events that unfold reveal the depth of their love. Nick and Krista share the ‘ultimate wireless connection.' They have a unique telepathic bond, no cell phones or text messages needed. The secondary characters lend to the authenticity and help round out the story well.

In the 1960’s you were lucky if you had a TV in your home and payphones were the norm. Walkie-Talkies were around but even the best ones only had a range of a few miles. This is evident in the story when Nick tries to contact a bandmate using a walkie-talkie during a tense situation.

This short love story engaged me, I enjoyed it and I recommend it. But I would like to see this Soul-Love idea expanded and these characters explored further by the author.

Reviewed by Reha Wilkie





10/23/17

1960s BOSTON MUSIC SCENE


So what was the BOSTON SOUND and how did it effect my Soul-Love stories which are set in the mid 1960s?

The main character Nick Zelmemis and his rock band from the books ALL HALLOWS EVER and ALMOST HOME are part of the BOSTON SOUND. 

This particular rock music scene was a real movement popular in the mid to late 1960’s. Promoters sought out area bands with a specific style and progressive sound. They looked for original songs, strong vocals, a high level of synthesized keyboards, powerful guitar work and a driving beat.

These bands were signed often by record companies. Some made it nationally, many didn't. Still the Boston sixties rock music surge paved the way for later bands from the area such as Aerosmith, Boston (the band), and others who came along in the seventies.

In an excerpt from a interview at the end of ALL HALLOWS EVER, I asked Nick Zelmenis, who was so much a part of that sixties rock scene, if he thought his band fit what the promoters want. His band recently came from the barely scraping by bar circuit when they were discovered. 

This is what Nick said: 

“...Well yeah. But I think the biggest thing that impressed the BOSTON SOUND guys was the undertone of Franklin’s synthesizer and maybe some of the songs I write and sing. But I know for sure it was the far out way our band just jells, ya know.” 

Read about Soul-Love characters, Nick and Krista, and their life during the 1960s. 

AGAIN HOPE releases in early 2018, which will also features Nick and Krista.

Find their stories in the following two books on Amazon Kindle out now!







© copyright Kaye Manro 2017



10/15/17

LOST IN PROMO LAND?





All HALLOWS EVER has released now and last ditch edits done, this girl can relax. Kick back after all those long late night edits and rewrites. 

Or can she?

Promoting is a thing unto itself. And not something I enjoy like I once did. It could be because I feel kind of lost and overwhelmed out there in promo land these days. It's different than it use to be. And I'm different. So off I will go to see how things work. 

I believe as I always have that it isn't about just promoting a new book, but promoting yourself as an author. And with the explosion of Indie authors, it can be down right daunting just looking to see what's out there, who does this promo thing the best, and how to do it.

Lots to think about and do if I want to keep on writing!

"And I do yes I do, don't you know that I want to..."
(hmm, where'd that line come from? Yeah.)

Did I say I need coffee? Lots and lots of Coffee. 

Kaye





© copyright Kaye Manro 2017


10/12/17

10/10/17

FATE OR PASSION


BOUNDLESS PASSION OR FATED LOVE?

The question plays around inside them as they discover the true meaning of Soul-Love. Join Nick and Krista while they celebrate Halloween in
ALL HALLOWS EVER
A Halloween story from the Soul-Love Series on Amazon Kindle
October 12th
(from FB)

10/7/17

THE RELUCTANT PSYCHIC


ALL HALLOWS EVER 

My Halloween love story will be releasing in a few days! Here is a short little view inside.

Focus on character Nick Zelmenis the reluctant psychic.


A young musician with an astounding ability he doesn’t truly want. He sees things he doesn’t want to see, knows things he tries not to know. An undeveloped potential he doesn’t really need, or so he believes.

Excerpt from AHE:

Nick lay with his body wrapped around Krista as she slept in his arms. He snuggled his face into her long amber hair and breathed in her heady scent. She smelled of tea and soap. He pushed his thoughts across her mind. "I love you dancer girl and all I want to do is live right now right here with you. Forget futurizing. Forget seeing visions I don’t want to see. I just wanna watch you dance… Write and play my songs… Spend time with our friends." He chuckled a little. "And get paid for music gigs even if it isn’t much..."


© copyright Kaye Manro 2017


10/4/17

9/30/17

ROCKING ON!


This is an actual photo of my rock band brothers in the LA days 
 retro rockers for sure!





Why am I sharing this now?
To celebrate 
a musician and his lady
in my latest version book of
ALL HALLOWS EVER
Releasing soon for Halloween!

© copyright Kaye Manro 2017



ALMOST OCTOBER?



Really? Well yes. It seems summer and September went by so fast! I see October as a time for stepping headlong into stunning fall with all the colors and changes. There is usually more warm cool days yet I know winter is straight behind it. October is a favorite month for me. And lest I forget the fun end of month celebrations of Halloween to look toward. Another fun thing is the release of Halloween themed books to find. But after the 31st winter's chill is on the rise with more cold days and the winds of November. What do you like about October?


© copyright Kaye Manro 2017


9/16/17

STEAM - WHAT DID YOU SAY?



GOING STEAMPUNK


Most anyone who reads fiction these days has heard of or read stories with a Steampunk theme. This genre exploded onto the scene several years ago in books and film. 

The Sherlock Holmes movies for instance have strong steampunk elements. But there may be some who don’t know or understand this type of work, or exactly what is meant by "Steampunk". 

The following is a brief explanation of this fascinating genre.

Steampunk is a style of writing inspired by science fiction. It combines historical elements and settings with anachronistic attributes. And typically features steam-powered machinery—cogs, wheels, gears— rather than advanced technology. 

The creative ideas can be endless and exciting to explore inside this type of genre. To capture the essence of this unique theme think H.G. Wells and Jules Verne.




Steampunk fashions seen in media most always pay homage to the vintage Victorian era with a touch of mechanical flair mixed with a modern flavor. 





Trending in a future post is the premise/blurb for a new book titled THE PURVEYOR, my own journey into the world of Steampunk.

Keep your spyglass at the ready!








© copyright Kaye Manro 2017



9/10/17

FROM A DISTANT GALAXY





Are we on the cusp of real authentic alien contact? Possibly.

Fifteen bursts of radio emission were detected from the Green Bank Observatory in West Virginia. This happened during observations of a dwarf galaxy three billion light years away in late August of this year. This is the first time bursts from this source have been recorded at these frequencies.

Breakthrough Listen, an organization initiated by Stephen Hawking, searches for signs of intelligent life in the universe. They have detected the fast radio bursts emanating from the "mysterious repeater".

Breakthrough Listen explains fast radio bursts, or FRBs, as brief, bright pulses of radio emission from distant galaxies. These bursts have now been identified by several radio telescopes around the world. The strongest bursts were those received at the Green Bank Observatory.

Astronomers say that explanations for FRBs range from outbursts from rotating neutron stars with extremely strong magnetic fields to directed energy sources used by extraterrestrial civilizations to power spacecraft.

Breakthrough Listen reported the results as an Astronomer's Telegram, and they will describe the results in further detail in upcoming scientific articles. Read more about the latest discovery by the Green Bank Radio Telescope at BreakthoughListen.

What do you think? Intelligent alien contact or not?


Kaye

Images from Space.com


8/29/17

NEAR EARTH ASTEROID IS CLOSE




A huge asteroid will sweep by Earth on September 1st.  “Florence” is the largest object on record to come this close since NASA began tracking these types of near-Earth asteroids. 

The space rock measures 2.7 miles across and will pass by Earth at a distance of 4.4 million miles. This is called a “safe close shave”.

As this asteroid flies by, astronomers will capture radar images to learn more about its exact size and detailed surface features.

You can view this event through telescopes now as Florence begins to brighten in the night sky and streak through the constellations Piscis Austrinus, Capricornus, Aquarius and Delphinus.


The flyby this Friday is the asteroid's closest approach since 1890 and it won't get this close to Earth again until after 2500. 




Kaye Manro
info and trajectory graphic
from space.com

8/23/17

DANCING SHOES



Dancing Shoes
though the distances divide us
there's a paradise inside us we can't lose
and I pray you'll never shed your 
dancing shoes....


She had loved him so…

It wasn’t the first time she’d fallen in love. But she wished it would be the last. He’d taken her deep inside the most beautiful profound love she could ever imagine.

And left her there. Alone.

Not because he didn’t love her but because he just couldn’t be in this world with her any longer. After the tears were done, she knew she would keep her promise to him... 

“Never stop the dance," he had said near the end, "never shed your dancing shoes, promise me…"

And so she carried the pink satin shoes in her hands and sat down on the floor in front of the large mirror to don them. These were the ones he’d given her. 

Pushing her toes inside, they fit her feet snugly, perfectly. She tied the matching ribbons around her ankles and stood up stretching on pointe to her toes.  She watched her reflection in the studio mirror as she worked her feet and body into the positions of a dancer.

This was a special day. The day she would create the Dance just for him. She began to move and glide across the wooden floor, dipping downward and up again, turning on her toes and reaching skyward…

There was no music, no accompaniment, just her shoes and her body moving through space, reaching past time. Spinning faster and faster around the floor.

 Suddenly she stopped in mid-flight and gasped.

 For an instant, she saw him standing before her reaching out to touch her, feel her. But his image faded as quickly as it had appeared.

She felt the emptiness of being alone surrounding her. He wasn’t there. It was just her imagination, her longing, her own feelings playing tricks on her.

She stood still and squeezed her eyes closed breathing in deep.

 “I love you so much,” she said aloud.

It wasn’t as if she saw him again. But in that moment, she felt his presence, knew he was near. And then she heard clearer than truth itself,

“I love you too, and I always will. Never forget.”

It was awhile before she opened her eyes again and smiled. But now she knew. Knew beyond doubt that he would always be close to her, never far away at all.

Her body soared as she began to dance and move and twirl and spin.
Always she would dance for him…

Always.
Story by 
Kaye Manro

(opening lyrics by Dan Fogelberg)






© copyright Kaye Manro 2017





8/18/17

COSMIC SOLAR EVENT NOT TO BE MISSED





The very young don't always do what they are told...


The line above came from a SG1 episode called The Nox. At the time I watched STARGATE often. 

That particular line wasn’t about children following parent’s instructions. But an advanced alien culture who gave advice to a not so advanced one that didn’t listen. And chaos ensued. Which did.

Thinking about it as I plan on work writing my own version of Sci Fi stories, the line hit a note in me. We are on the cusp of a truly fantastic cosmic event trekking directly across the middle of US from coat to coast. That doesn’t happen often. And I’m sure everyone has heard about it.  

A Total Solar Eclipse will occur on August 21. Simply put, the moon lines up to travel directly in front of the sun causing the earth and sun to appear in darkness. See it for just a few minutes at each location as its path treks across the sky straight through the middle of the United States. And it tracks close to my area. At the precise time step outside, wear those nifty solar eclipse glasses, look toward the sun and there it is.

All of this sounds so exciting to a Sci Fi girl like me. But there is a catch. If you are outside and you want to watch this event you must wear the Nasa-certified protective glasses. NASA warns that if you look directly at the Solar Eclipse with the naked eye you could damage your retina. And finding a pair of these special eye saving glasses at this late date is rare. So, if you don’t already have yours and can’t score a pair, don't look up! There are many other ways to watch this event.

NASA will stream the Sun’s entire Eclipse path across the country. On computers and smart TVs you can watch the trek from beginning to end in HD with commentary.

ISS (International Space Station) is in the prime location to photograph and vid all of it. Jets from NASA will be in the sky doing the same. 

Check NASA.GOV for the precise viewing of this event in your local area.

Kaye
keep watching!






© copyright Kaye Manro 2017


8/16/17

TOTAL SOLAR ECLIPSE





THE FIRST TOTAL SOLAR ECLIPSE
TO CROSS THE USA FROM COAST TO COAST IN 99 YEARS!

MORE TO COME 
STAY TUNED...



8/14/17

DARK SUN


Eclipses and Solar Flares coming soon...