My Chat with Jesse

Hello and welcome!

You have to meet my next guest as he is my first BBF from the Kaleidoscope Hearts Volume 4.

Please welcome Jesse!

What is your full name?
Jesse Tash

Do you have a nickname?
Not something that would be appropriate to share winks

What is one word best describes you?
That’s a tough one… easygoing?

Describe what you are wearing now to our readers.
My typical Levis blue jeans, construction boots, white t-shirt … it’s a little snug, I accidentally shrunk it doing the laundry, and my lumber jacket. If you really wanna know everything, wooly socks, and boxer briefs… too far?

Do you think the author portrayed you accurately?
Kali did a great job. Typically, I don’t like too much attention, or to talk about myself. She captured my love of restoration of vintage homes and carpentry, which is my biggest passion in life…Okay, well almost, since a certain landlord moved in, if you know what I’m sayin’. cups his chin to cover a mischievous grin

What makes you laugh out loud?
Funny animal videos, like on Tiktok, or Funniest Videos. They crack me up. But most of all, when I hear Hedy laugh. It just lights me up inside. Her laugh is infectious, in a good way.

What is your favourite dessert?
I absolutely love Sharon’s Strawberry Shortbread Cheesecake. It was a special recipe for Sharon and Larry, and I never expected the shortbread crust to be such a dessert home run! When I tried it that day they came in for some, I just about fell off my seat, it’s so decadent. Hedy ‘nailed it,’

…see what I did there? I’m a carpenter…nailed it?…

Never mind, people don’t usually get my humour. snickers to self

What is your favourite drink?
I love a good Corona with lime, and a chaser of tequila on the side.

What is your greatest fear?
Losing Hedy. She’s the most incredible woman I’ve ever met. Don’t tell her… motions for you to lean in as he whispers I’m kinda sweet on her…

Sits back and pouts Did you see what I did there? Bakery…dessert…sweet on her? tosses his hands up in defeat Forget it.

What is your favourite colour?
Sapphire blue. Just like Hedy’s. You know her long red hair is so perfect with those intense eyes…stares off for a moment, then shakes his head Sorry, where were we?

What do you wear when you go to sleep?
Well, his cheeks brighten red Nothing, if I can help it. I mean, if Hedy’s sisters are around, I’ll wear my boxers, but I’m really just a free kinda guy. I prefer not to be restricted when I’m sleeping. Jesse adjusts his seat, seeming uncomfortable

What is the perfect romantic date?
You know, I wouldn’t call myself Don Juan or anything, but I make a mean Amaretto Chicken, with baked potatoes and lemon-garlic asparagus. After dinner, soak in the hot tub under the stars, and sipping Spanish red wine. Then finish the night off listening to music, curled up in a blanket by the fire, and maybe a little massage. Eventually leading into long, slow, deep kisses that’ll curl your toes.

How ticklish are you? Where are you ticklish?
Sorry, sweetheart. I’m actually not ticklish. Glances over his shoulder at Hedy who’s snorting with laughter and slapping her thigh
Okay, well, maybe, once in awhile, I’m a little ticklish on my hips…

What’s your favourite smell? What does it remind you of?
Oh man, my favourite smell is fresh cut wood. The smell of lumber when I’m about to do a reno or build something, it’s so grounding. It triggers my inspiration for carpentry. taps chin in deliberation I actually like the smell of wood on the fire too, wood. Definitely anything wood.

When you look at a woman what catches your interest?
First and foremost, her eyes. Confidence is a big thing for me, especially if she makes good eye contact. When a woman walks in a room, knowing she belongs there, there’s something so alluring about that. No makeup, makeup, hair done, or in a ponytail, dresses, sweat pants and a t-shirt, I think as long as she’s comfortable in her own skin, there is nothing sexier than that to me.

Do you have somebody in your life now?
Jesse grins and tapers his eyes
Maybe winks
“Hey!” Hedy calls out from behind him.
Jesse chuckles out loud
Seriously, yeah. I met the most amazing woman. Although we ‘live together,’ technically, we’re taking it slow. We’ve been on a few dates so far. leans in and whispers I have the perfect date we mentioned earlier planned for later this evening. Wish me luck!

What is one word best describes her?
Incredible.

Is your book part of a series? What does the future hold for the readers of the series?
Actually, yes! Our story was created with a distinct plan of three stories. You see, Kali wrote this one for the Kaleidoscope Hearts Anthology, the 4th volume. Rumor has it, next year is the 5th anniversary of this series. Kali wants to give Hedy’s sisters both a chance to find love again. So, two more stories, one for Amy, one for Lizzie.

Hey, Jesse stands up and hugs me Oh, sorry about that! brushes off my shirt Got a little saw dust on you.

Thanks so much for the interview. It’s getting late and I have a tasty dinner to whip up.

Folks, if you haven’t read our story yet, be sure to grab your copy while you can. The anthology is only FREE for three months, and then it’s gone forever. To get Decadent Legacies after that, you’ll have to wait for it.

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So what do you think? Will he become your next BBF? I hope you give it a try and find out for yourself.

He is the hero in Decadent Legacies by one of my fave authors, Kali Willows! I found out who she based Jesse on and I think it fits. Lucky Hedy! Lucky Jesse! I am a sucker for HEA.

Returning to her family home after a bitter breakup, Hedy Dulce’s new life holds more than she bargained for when she finds herself nearly naked on the floor in front of a strange man.

Born and raised in Toronto, KALI WILLOWS now resides in the exquisite eastern Ontario countryside where she enjoys the serenity of nature. When she isn’t busy being the married mother of two, or a Public Relations & Communications Specialist & Event Manager, she shadows worlds of paranormal passion & intrigue. Kali strives to create emotional, compelling stories and characters you can’t help but love, hate and cheer for. Captivated by her love of dragons, gargoyles and everything paranormal, she pens these delightful creatures into epic tales of romance and adventure and often infuses her passions of martial arts, music and ironic twists even she didn’t foresee. A good cup of tea with the crackling fire gets her creative juices flowing in the wee hours of the night, when the house is quiet and she can type away to her heart’s desire.

Get your copy FREE at – Amazon US – Amazon CA – D2D for a limited time.

Add it to your Goodreads TBR list.

My review
The Decadent Legacies” by Kali Willows is a 5-star story, she never disappoints. It is a short one but I am invested, fell in love with Jesse and how he charms Hedy to fall for him. I can’t wait for the next book as I want more of the Dulce sisters.

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Until next time, happy reading / listening!

NEW RELEASE! Aged to Perfection : A Magical Paranormal Women’s Fiction Romance Collection

Hello and welcome!

A new anthology just landed on February 15, 2022 and I was so excited to see a couple of my fave authors have stories included, Michelle M. Pillow and Mandy M. Roth, I had to 1-click. There are new-to-me names too that I am looking forward to read the stories.

Those aren’t gray hairs, they’re strands of glitter letting the world know you’re fabulous. So adjust your crown and join us as we celebrate women who are fabulous, over forty, and aged to perfection in this magical paranormal women’s fiction romance collection. Includes stories from some of today’s top PWF authors, NY Times and USA TODAY bestsellers, as well as new emerging voices in the genre.

Featuring 19 all new tales spotlighting women forty and over having the time of their midlife.

Mandy M. RothRunning with the Devil
When a gubernatorial candidate comes through the doors of a small magic shop, claiming he was mystically framed for murder, a witch has to decide if she can put their past behind her and help.

Michelle M. Pillow Merely Mortal
Tamara, a mere mortal, desperately enlists the help of a self-proclaimed ghost hunter when an age-old curse begins claiming the lives of her supernatural siblings.

Robyn PetermanMy Big Fat Hairy Wedding
A forty-something Shifter supermodel, five supernaturally screwed-up bridesmaids, and a demonic mother of the groom determined to ruin the wedding. This marriage is going to Hell. Literally.

Kristen PainterCode Name: Mockingbird
This story contains vampires, kissing, cats, and shape-shifting secret agents. What else do you need to know?

Yasmine GalenornWeaver’s Web
Paranormal investigator and witch January Jaxson, and her wolf-shifter boyfriend Killian O’Connell, take a vacation for Valentine’s Day and find themselves in a search for their hostess’s missing sister.

Milly TaidenSurviving Midlife
Sophie never expected to be rewarded for being the perfect wife and mom for two decades—but she also never expected to be kicked to the curb either!

Renee GeorgeThe Age of Inno-Scents (Nora BlackSeries)
A fun ’80s-themed mystery event takes a deadly turn when Nora Black’s psychic nose sniffs out a real murderous plot.

Jenna RiversSpell of a Time
You have to be a total witch to survive dating in your forties.

Reggi DupreeMidlife Collision
A newly single woman recovering from betrayal discovers no one is who they seem in Hoodoo, Texas—especially her new dog.

Shéa MacLeodDay of the Were-Jackal
Edwina Gale is used to tracking down supernatural bad guys, but when her romantic weekend is interrupted by the murder of a drag queen, can she solve the crime before an innocent person is convicted?

Christine GaelThe Bargain
When she strikes a deal with a nefarious stranger to save her granddaughter’s life, Inez Walthrop is dragged into a world of werewolves, vampires, and monster-hunters that she thought only existed in her nightmares.

Charise M. StudesvilleThe Perks of Being A Hoodoo Rose
In a small Midwestern town, one sister takes over the family hoodoo business and must break a centuries-old hex that threatens to prevent the women in their family from finding lasting love.

Christine Zane ThomasA Touch of Twilight
A second chance with a first love comes with a ghostly price.

Macy DixonMidlife Shelf Life
Life was all books and tea and frosty autumn days until Emmaline Fox had a magickal hot flash that changed her life…

Stephanie BerchiollyTrain Bound to Forty
A force of nature unto herself, Florebelle Fairfield, must face a magical destiny she was never prepared for.

Nicole RosasEternal
A last-minute whirlwind trip changes everything this forty-two-year-old thought she knew about herself and life.

Bobby Leigh Snow Hill: Hexed On A Feeling
When emotions heat, so does she.

Jade GreenbergMagic Takes Manhattan
One intoxicating New Yorker, a lifelong curse, and a splash of magic make an unforgettable midlife cocktail.

Aaron M. CabreraThe Invention of Magic
After inadvertently summoning a demon, Jinx must now stop the evil that possessed her best friend from killing her ex.

Buy Links – go get it, only 99c for a limited time!

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Until next time, happy reading / listening!

NEW RELEASE! Kaleidoscope Hearts Vol. 4

Hello and welcome!

I am so happy to be celebrating the release of this anthology that has stories from some of my fave authors and new authors that I am looking forward to discover.

THANK YOU Grace Augustine, Linda Boulanger, Rochelle Bradley, Kevin Chapman, Aliya DalRae, Jennifer Daniels, Andi Lawrencovna, Catherine Marcum, Sabrina Rue, Kali Willows, SE Winters, & Mary Woldering for sharing your stories with us. It is an awesome gift that your readers will love! I hope many more readers will discover your books.

Kaleidoscope Hearts – Volume 4

Around every corner and even right in front of you, love is spinning fabulous stories.

Take a walk on the wild side and revisit that friendship from childhood ready to grow into something new. Find that place where love comes in the form of a tiny blossom with a secret hidden inside the petals.

In this spinning collection of stories, every varied shade of love is explored, from that found in the twirl of a skirt on a ballroom floor, to a ghost whose love is in question, or as a side effect of the magic from a broken heart.

Best friends and bridesmaids, nurses and their exes, you can’t escape true love, even if it is only a wish in the heart, or a prayer on a dark wintry road.

As the old phrase goes: Love doesn’t cost a thing, or maybe it does, and sometimes that cost can be one of life and death, or perhaps even a supernatural “un-death” if the fates collide.

Sometimes, love is like looking in a mirror, or wishing you could go back and live that love over again, and in these pages, twelve amazing authors will take you on a journey that will leave you longing for more.

Fans of Lynsay Sands, Nicholas Sparks, Debbie Macomber, & Kresley Cole won’t want to miss this breathless collection of romance in all its swirling colors.

Take a romp through the flowers, or wind a path through the woods. Weave your way through these adventures that are at the heart of all it means to Love!

Get your copy free at – Amazon USAmazon CAD2D

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Maureen Winters confronts her childhood demons and finds healing through a magical
and wild child who was once her friend – Now that they are both grown…

MARY R. WOLDERING is an author, artisan, art historian, madwoman, visionary and devoted wife to Dr. Jackie F. Woldering, mother of Ruth and Thom and grandmother of five. She writes Visionary Fiction with a focus on Ancient Egyptian Mythology. What if the Gods and Goddesses of mythology were really just super-talented people full of very human passions and shortcomings? When they appeared in different legends, these various archetypes were like threads woven into the tapestry of various eras and cultures. Now, she has taken this idea and created her own tapestry of the divinely human and woven it through all time and space. Mary has been known to dabble in all genres of writing and has recently ventured into the area of Romantic Fiction.

Returning to her family home after a bitter breakup, Hedy Dulce’s new life holds more than she bargained for when she finds herself nearly naked on the floor in front of a strange man.

Born and raised in Toronto, KALI WILLOWS now resides in the exquisite eastern Ontario countryside where she enjoys the serenity of nature. When she isn’t busy being the married mother of two, or a Public Relations & Communications Specialist & Event Manager, she shadows worlds of paranormal passion & intrigue. Kali strives to create emotional, compelling stories and characters you can’t help but love, hate and cheer for. Captivated by her love of dragons, gargoyles and everything paranormal, she pens these delightful creatures into epic tales of romance and adventure and often infuses her passions of martial arts, music and ironic twists even she didn’t foresee. A good cup of tea with the crackling fire gets her creative juices flowing in the wee hours of the night, when the house is quiet and she can type away to her heart’s desire.

When your best friend is marrying someone else, hoping he’ll marry you instead only happens in fairy tales, right?

LINDA BOULANGER is an award-winning author of historical romance. While her books are mostly set in the Medieval era and Ancient Worlds, you’ll often find time travel, dragons, angels, fairies, and other mystical beings mixed into her stories. Having grown up in the magical land of Alaska, her imagination was her refuge when winter days got too cold or she needed to hide away from overly large mosquitos in the summer. It was during those days that the storyteller was born, though it would take many years, and several hat changes, before she realized the voices in her head were characters screaming for their stories to be written. When not traipsing into imaginary historical lands or designing book covers, Linda can be found spending time with her family in NE Oklahoma’s Green Country.

Driving home from her twelve hour shift in the ER, Hazel Thomas can not see a thing. That is until her ex, Trent Maxwell pulls up behind her. Will she ever escape the storm ranging from the weather or the one from her heart?

JENNIFER DANIELS lives in Upstate, NY with her husband and son. She enjoys spending time with her family, fishing, camping, kayaking, and being on the water. Jennifer is a former nurse and for several years was very active with her local volunteer fire and rescue department. She is a paranormal/fantasy junkie, loves to read most things in those genres and is a binge-watching Hallmark Channel fan. Writing was never on her radar until her son shared with her that he wanted to write a book. So, together they began and that was when Jennifer decided to give it a try on her own. And that was how the Opalla Series was born.

She saved his life, then stole his heart… too bad she has to die.

What started as therapy has turned into a full time passion for ALIYA DALRAE. The fictional town of Fallen Cross, Ohio, and its cast of characters, both human and paranormal, reside in her imagination, and she brings their stories of love, loss and redemption to life in her Jessica Sweet Trilogy, and The Fallen Cross Pack and Fallen Cross Legion Series.

A thirtieth birthday filled with dancing and surprises.

Editor and internationally known author, GRACE AUGUSTINE, was raised in Montana. Her hobbies include music, acrylic painting, container planting, and old romantic movies. She resides in Iowa and is the mother of two adult sons and an adorable feline.

Meeting her granddaughters fiancé for the first time was making her see double.

CATHERINE MARCUM is the alter ego of C.J. Baty Author. While C.J.’s writing brings male/male love to light, Catherine is about women over 50 who deserve a little romance, love, and sex in their lives. Go figure. C.J. writes about men with flaws who find love and happiness in the arms of other men with a little mystery added into the stories. She was shocked when Catherine started to make an appearance in her writing. The only thing they have in common is their love of the mountains, the belief that love is love, and the need to tell the stories in their heads. You can find both CJ and Catherine at her website

While paroling for feral supernatural beasts, Ele stumbles across Micah, a not-so-average human who is being hunted by an evil force.

ROCHELLE K. BRADLEY puts an artistic spin on everything she does but there are two things she fails at miserably: 1. Cooking (seriously, she can burn water) 2. Sewing (buttons immediately fall back off) She loves baking and makes a mean BTS (Better than Sex) cake. When in observation mode she is quiet, however, her mouth is usually open with an encouraging glass-is-half-full pun or, quite possibly, her foot. She is a Bearcat, a Buckeye, an interior decorator, and fluent in sarcasm. In 2008, when her youngest entered Kindergarten, she decided to get the stories out of her head. Midway through her first novel, hurricane Ike (yes, a hurricane in Ohio) rendered the laptop useless with a nine-day power outage. She didn’t give up but continued to pursue her dream. Every November Rochelle takes on the challenge of National Novel Writing Month (NaNoWriMo.org) where she endeavors to write 50,000 words in thirty days. You can often hear her cheering the Dayton area Wrimos (those who join her in this crazy pursuit). Rochelle shares her home with a big black cat, an itty-bitty orange tiger kitty, her daughter, her son, and her Prince. She loves to connect with readers. You can find her on Facebook (search for Author Rochelle Bradley), Twitter, Pinterest, and Instagram. Visit Rochelle’s website to sign up for her newsletter to keep up to date about future novels and book signings

How much does love cost on your proof-of-purchase? Follow along as four different people find themselves pondering the cost of love when one crumpled receipt exchanges hands from a wife, a mother, a friend, and a grumpy old man.

S.E. WINTERS is an author, mother, wife, and curious individual. No topic is left unexplored in her mind, and what happens, as a result, is anyone’s guess. S.E. Winters loves to dip her toes in the waters of the curious, mysterious, paranormal, possibly macabre, and even horrible. I mean, what good is having nightmares if you can’t do anything with them after you wake up?

Aspiring Heroes Wyatt and Daniel are challenged to find and help someone in the next three hours. The only problem? The person they find has been dead for forty years. Can they do it? And what does any of that have to do with love?

KEVIN CHAPMAN is a Writer, US Navy Vet and makes the best homemade chicken salad in the multiverse. He has run the Cleveland Eastside Writer’s Group for the last ten years. He lives in Mentor, Ohio with his wife Teresa who he’s managed to not tick off too much for thirty years. You can find Kevin on Facebook

Emma’s crushing trauma leaves her reeling as her memory… of him… keeps slipping away. Is he real or just a dream?

SABRINA RUE is the paranormal alter-ego of romance writer Shayne McClendon. Collectively, they’ve published more than fifty books and written over five hundred short stories (and counting). Sabrina spends the majority of her waking hours writing. Currently living in Tulsa, Oklahoma with her awesome adult kids and their menagerie of furry friends, this author takes the hermit lifestyle to a whole different level. If you’re looking for your next great read… you need Sabrina Rue in your life! Stop by her website “Always the Good Girl” for a collection of free short stories!

Noah never knew her mother, and her father lost his ability to love the day she died. She spent her life trying to take care of him, never knowing if he appreciated her sacrifices or even knew she was there… Until the day she was given a tulip, and hidden within the petals was a treasure who could offer her all the love in the world, if she was just willing to accept it…

ANDI LAWRENCOVNA lives in a small town in Northeast Ohio where she was born and raised. After finishing her education, she decided that it was time to let a little fantasy rule her life for a while. The NeverLands were born out of a frustration with happily-ever-afters, and a burning desire for the same.

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Add it to your Goodreads TBR list.

Join the celebrations in the antho’s FB group, WoW: Kaleidoscope Hearts.

Happy reading and make sure you share the link with your friends so they can get lost in the many wonderful worlds the authors created. I know I will.

I already read one of them, a 5-star read, “The Decadent Legacies” by Kali Willows and I have to tell you she never disappoints. The story is short but I am invested, fell in love with Jesse and how he charms Hedy to fall for him. I am already bugging her for the next book as I want more of the Dulce sisters.

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Until next time, happy reading / listening!

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