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Kimberly A. Bettes The novel I'm currently working on is called EXODUS. People who loved HELD will enjoy it. ;-)
Kimberly A. Bettes As with anything, the more you do it, the better you get. Therefore, WRITE WRITE WRITE. Sure, some of the things you write are going to suck and suck…moreAs with anything, the more you do it, the better you get. Therefore, WRITE WRITE WRITE. Sure, some of the things you write are going to suck and suck hard. But no one starts out the best at what they do. It takes practice, years of honing your skills. And even the seasoned pros who have been writing for decades continue to get better with each story they write. So don't worry about being bad. That's just part of it. The key is learning from your mistakes and constantly moving forward. (less)
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I’m alive. I haven’t died. I haven’t headed off to the mountains to live my life as a hermit (although to be honest, that sounds awesome). But I have been away for a while. Not away as in vacation. In fact, I haven’t really left my house (again, awesome). What I have been doing is regrouping. There has been so much going on in the last couple of years, both in the world and in my world, that I...

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“If you left out the sadistic serial killer part of him, he was a great guy. He was clean and orderly. He was kind. He catered to the woman he loved. He was a great cook. He had high hopes for his career. He didn’t plop down in front of the television for hours at a time. He enjoyed playing games and great conversation. His sexual stamina was impressive. And he was a handsome man. It’s just that pesky habit of his where he raped, tortured, killed, and dismembered women that was a turn off.”
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Kimberly A. Bettes No problem! I'm happy to make your acquaintance. :-)


Cedric Nye Thank you very much for accepting my Friend request!


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Mercy Cortez Hi Kimberly your book Held has been rated by SkyRoseReviews...see it here http://www.skyrosereviews.com/

P.S I sooooo need book 2 :p


Kimberly A. Bettes Sonia wrote: "Hey Kim,
I still have not read one of your books yet...apologies for that. Here's the problem: I'm not a huge fan of horror stories, in fact I normally avoid them like the plague (Stephen King is ..."


Hey, Sonia! I totally understand. I would recommend one of 3 books:

Held, which is my best seller and in my opinion my best book to date. It's about a young wife and new mother who is abducted from a mall parking lot by a serial killer and held in his basement for months, forced to watch as he murders a string of women. Or

Twisted, which is a book of short stories. There's a wide variety of stories in this one, and each would be a quick read for whenever you can grab a few minutes. Or

Shiners, a novella about 2 lifelong friends and moonshiners on the last night of the season and what happens to them when greed rears its ugly head. There are some historical aspects as the men in the story stumble upon the lost Confederate gold. So maybe you'd prefer to read that one.

Whichever one you choose, I certainly hope you like it. And good luck on the move and remodel. I saw the pictures of your house and it is adorable! I really love the trim and the pocket doors. My master bedroom has double doors and I've always wished they were pocket doors.
:-)


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Sonia Hey Kim,
I still have not read one of your books yet...apologies for that. Here's the problem: I'm not a huge fan of horror stories, in fact I normally avoid them like the plague (Stephen King is the exception to that rule) and I really want to love your writing. So can you suggest either your very best or maybe something with a contemporary or historical feel?
That being said please remember I am in the midst of a move/home remodel and many other things so actually reading it could take a while.


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Simon Thanks for seeking me out, Kimberly.


Mireille Chester Thanks for the friend request! Hope you have a great week :)


Kimberly A. Bettes Thank you for your friendship! :-)


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Stacy Eaton Kim - Thank you for your friendship!


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