FREE Books! Never Before Offered for Free!

Heart of the Wolf is free for a limited time!!! If you haven’t read the first book in the series, be sure and grab it! It made Publisher’s Weekly’s Best Book of the Year for a mass marketed book, o…

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What’s New and Upcoming at Kathi Daley Books?

Random Thoughts and Meaningless Musings


Happy Friday everyone. I am in Missouri for the Tonya Kappes Mystery Train this weekend. I know a lot of you plan to attend as well and I am superexcited to meet everyone. Even if you aren’t planning to attend the train event we will be doing a book signing at the Cape Girardeau Barnes and Noble on Sunday at noon so please do stop by if you are in the area.


In other news, the Whodunit Group that I was previously involved with has disbanded. Six of us from the group joined together and created Cozy Characters, a new Facebook group where Tonya, Julie, Laura, Tracy, Lynn, and I can share our books and our lives with the readers we love. Here is the link to join if you haven’t already done so


The Pumpkins in Paradise Book Club is complete and I think everyone really had a lot of…

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Haunted Souls by Kathryn Knight

What do a single mother, a soldier with PTSD, an adorably precocious toddler and an 18th century ghost have in common? They are all amazing characters featured in this sexy, yet suspenseful romance…

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The Moron’s Case For Hillary Clinton…because some of you really are that stupid.

The Contrarian Blog

An old colleague and I were having breakfast this morning when he looked up at the news (I can’t remember which network …MSNBC, I think) and noticed a split screen of Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton. He lamented long about how terrible both candidates are in this election and I guess we just have to choose the lesser of the two evils or, as he put it, “…put on a blindfold and just pick. It doesn’t really make any difference.”

And that’s when I went off.

I am really sick and tired of people saying both candidates are equally horrible choices, how much America thoroughly hates both of them to the core, that there’s not a single positive trait in either one of them and wow, if only we had voted for that guy behind the deli counter or the neighbor’s cat, America would be WAY better off.

Fuck you. Fuck the…

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Nineteenth Century Skin Care: Ten Tips from The Ugly Girl Papers

Dirty, Sexy History

bloom of youth “Entirely harmless.”

I recently came across a nineteenth century guide to beauty called The Ugly Girl Papers. A collection of articles written by S.D. Powers for Harper’s Bazar in the 1870s, it contains everything from dieting advice (don’t eat) to cures for toothaches (opium and alcohol). There are so many different topics covered in the book’s three hundred pages that we could easily devote dozens of posts to it. This week, we’ll start with skincare.

I’m on vacation this week, so naturally, I want to look my best. I was somewhat dismayed—but unsurprised—the learn that at thirty, I am officially past it.

“The latest authorities in social science assert that woman’s prime of youth is twenty-six, moving the barriers a good ten years ahead from the old standard of the novelist, whose heroines are always in the dew of sixteen. In the very first place, one may boldly…

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Tracing Inspiration with Mollie Cox Bryan

The Wickeds

Edith here, happy to welcome our cozy author friend Mollie Bryan, also published by Kensington, who had a first-in-a-new-series release only two days ago! I can’t wait to read Death Among the Doilies. And Mollie is giving away a copy to one lucky commenter here.

Here’s Mollie’s post, Tracing InspirationDeath Among the Doilies

“The creative is the place where no one else has ever been. You have to leave the city of your comfort and go into the wilderness of your intuition. ” Alan Alda

When I approached the keyboard each morning, coffee in hand, and began writing any of the books from my Cumberland Creek Series, I felt comforted by my old friends there. But I became a little antsy because a new character kept pecking at me.  She might have fit in at Cumberland Creek with my circle of scrap bookers. But she felt strong enough to develop a book or a series…

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