Archive for December 2011


December 27, 2011


A woman inherits a mummy who will make her every wish come true. Then she learns the mummy has wishes of its own!


A Novella by Hazel Hart 

A young woman inherits a mummy with instructions for activating its powers and making her every wish and dream come true. But then she learns the mummy has wishes of its own in KISS MUMMY GOODNIGHT.

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Have you ever wondered how guests are affected by a talk show host? Read THE NANCY NOLAN SHOW by Hazel Hart.


Short Stories by Hazel Hart

Love them or hate them, talk shows seep into our lives, playing in the background and affecting what we do. Read how one talk show host  influenced the lives of viewers, thousands of guests, and would-be guests. Here are a few of their stories.

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You can try to forget the past . . . but the past will never forget you! A paranormal suspense.DEADLY SINS

by B. J. Myrick

A suspenseful tale of why one man’s obsession would drive him to  murder the woman he loves most.

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December 24, 2011

Christmas is just a breath away, and for those of you looking to buy something for the person who already has it all, consider an e-book to go along with that new e-book reader.

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Take advantage of our Christmas special coupon on Conrad Jestmore’s mystery, River of Murder, and use the special holiday coupon below. Enter the code to receive a special discount on the novel.

River of Murder: Regular price $2.99. Now 99 cents with coupon code TH75Q until Jan. 2, 2012

Have a wonderful Christmas.

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December 17, 2011



Edge of Nowhere, by B. J. Myrick and Hazel Hart, is a short story collection of  scary fiction.

Watch the short video below, and then head  over to where you can buy the book. What a great Christmas gift for those special people in your life!

Rated: Adult Content

Lock the door and journey into fear IF YOU DARE!

–Two women move into their dream home and discover the house is inhabited by a demonic angel in the EDGE OF NOWHERE.

–An obsessed young man commits DEADLY SINS when he plots to kill a beautiful woman.

–A college professor of mythology fears her twin is dating a werewolf. Can she convince her sister this is more than a case of CRY WOLF?

–A man’s desire to escape poverty prompts him to marry the homely daughter of a rich rancher in exchange for a career in A LAUGH LIKE ROLLING STONES.

–a twelve-step group, L.O.V.E. ANONYMOUS, encourages a single woman to answer a personal ad.

Plus other unforgettable tales from . . . the dark side.


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December 17, 2011

These Keyhole Conversations bloopers were too good not to share. We hope you enjoy them as much as we enjoyed putting them together.

The learning curve never stops. Our journey into making videos has been an uplifting, fun experience, and we’ve shared great times with our authors who were brave enough to be different and participate in our adventure. These writers cast a long shadow and are great sports.

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Take advantage of the coupon offer below for River of Murder. Remember . . . e-books make a great and lasting gift.

River of Murder: Regular price $2.99. Now 99 cents with coupon code TH75Q until Jan. 2, 2012

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Have a wonderful Christmas.

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December 16, 2011


Holiday coupons will be offered on our Christmas Picks for the holidays to show our appreciation to our readers. Don’t forget–special coupon code numbers are assigned to each smashwords e-book and may be shared with family members and friends to purchase the novel.

Check out Keyhole Conversation’s YouTube video, River of Murder. Peek into the life of mystery writer, Conrad Jestmore, and see what the main character of the book, Jimmy O’Reilly, has to say about his author . If you love a good mystery, add this book to your Christmas list.

River of Murder Regular price $2.99. Now 99 cents with coupon code TH75Q until Jan. 2, 2012

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If you’ve never been to Kansas, travel through the pages of River of Murder in this debut mystery by Conrad Jestmore. The author has preserved an enduring image of Kansas and captured the beauty of the state that the reader is sure to enjoy.  Set in the small town of Chisholm–a wide spot in the road–the story moves to Wichita where Jimmy O’Reilly, the main character, draws trouble like a magnet: a series of brutal murders, a kidnapping, and a drug ring all too willing to  kill to conceal their secrets.

Jestmore’s characters are well-developed, and the dialogue is natural–with understated humor reminiscent of Sue Grafton. Mystery fans are sure to enjoy this lively read.

River of Murder Regular price $2.99. Now 99 cents with coupon code TH75Q until Jan. 2, 2012



Jimmy O’Reilly, ex-cop and failed P.I., returns to his small Kansas hometown on the Arkansas River hoping to find peace, but instead finds a family friend murdered. Only problem, no one believes it is murder. As a reluctant investigator, O’Reilly stumbles on an international drug scheme, and in the process, has to face his demons from the past.

River of Murder Regular price $2.99. Now 99 cents with coupon code TH75Q until Jan. 2, 2012


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December 12, 2011



Ring out the message: Over the months, we have reviewed many different genre’s of fiction: mystery, paranormal suspense, women’s fiction and psychological suspense. E-books make great Christmas gifts. This is your chance to stock up on great reading material for family members and your special friends.

 Our next pick, Out of Control, is a paranormal suspense by  B. J. Myrick. We hope you enjoy a teaser of what her book is about.

You can find the book at

Rated: Adult Content


A terrifying vision in the dead of night begins one woman’s journey into fear. Newly divorced, Sarah Meek has planned a vacation with her sister Katie. Only now an apparition of her dead father has appeared to warn her of danger. Could supernatural forces cross over into her world and take control of her life? Is some evil force imperceptibly, inch-by-inch, consuming her soul? Or is she losing her mind? Her sister scoffs at her vision and refuses to consider canceling their trip.

Sarah and Katie have car trouble on a remote back road and are forced to spend the night in an isolated campground where they meet Doyle Riley, a twisted man with a twisted past, and their dream vacation turns into a horrifying nightmare. As the sisters struggle to survive the night, a spectral wolf comes to their rescue and forever changes their lives.


If you love paranormal suspense, this is the book to add to your Christmas list.

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December 10, 2011

Over the months, we have reviewed many different genres: women’s fiction, mystery, and paranormal and psychological suspense. E-books are the perfect answer for your holiday shopping, a perfect gift for that special someone in your life!

Below you will find our first holiday pick: The Night Before Christmas, a page-turner that will keep you guessing right up to the surprise ending.


It’s Christmastime and Wes Myers asks for Jesus to help him reconcile with his wife Betty, so he can keep her from teaching their children pagan beliefs. After promising Jesus he will do anything to save their souls, he hears, “If I should die before I wake. . .”

Betty takes him back, and with Wes’s prayers answered, the couple has a few good days. Then Wes loses his job, and he reaches for the bottle first and the Bible second. On Christmas Eve, Jesus speaks to Wes again.

The message is chilling!

If you’ve ever wondered why a woman stays with an abusive husband or why a father would kill the child he loves most, then you must read the story of Betty and Wes and what happened on The Night Before Christmas.

Can anyone save Wes  Myers’ daughters from a father who loves them more than life?

Don’t miss this psychological suspense novel. You can find it at


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BOOK TRAILER: Nelly of No Man’s Land (coming soon)

December 9, 2011

Coming soon:   In 1889, a pioneer family homesteads in Oklahoma’s No Man’s Land where they  struggle to survive in a lawless territory.

Storyline: When the doctor gives NELLY DUNCAN up to die, her husband, WILL DUNCAN, moves the family to Oklahoma’s No Man’s Land in the hopes Nelly can regain her health. The territory—wild and dangerous–is filled with outlaws and disgruntled cattlemen who will kill or burn the settlers out to keep free range. Wolves and coyotes threaten their stock. To complicate matters, Nelly’s personal battle to regain her health is hindered by Will’s addiction to alcohol and infidelity. Take a look!

About the Author

Bonnie Myrick Eaton has won numerous awards for her fiction, and her work has been published online and in local newspapers. She was newsletter editor for the Kansas Writers Association several years. Her novel, Out of Control, is a paranormal suspense, and she partnered up with Hazel Hart to produce two short story collections of dark fiction, Dark Side of the Rainbow, and Edge of Nowhere. Bonnie newest effort, a historical novel, Nelly of No Man’s Land, is awaiting publication. She is a member of the Kansas Writers Association, Oklahoma Writers Federation, Inc., and the Kansas Author’s Club. She has one daughter and lives in the Midwest. Visit her blog, Keyhole Conversations, at


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December 8, 2011

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Hazel Hart

Remember the Lucille Ball/Desi Arnaz movie, The Long, Long Trailer, in which Lucy convinces Desi to buy a house trailer to honeymoon and travel in and all the mishaps that befall them on the road? That is exactly the pattern of events that happened to Bonnie Myrick Eaton and me as we embarked on our Keyhole Conversations journey.

When Bonnie, my friend, co-author, and now co-video creator, suggested a video blog (otherwise known as a vlog) in which we would interview characters about their thoughts on their authors, I visualized something fun, easy, and quick. All we would need was five minutes in front of my webcam. Then we’d upload to YouTube and Facebook, and we’d be done and back to writing our novels until the next interview.

We enthusiastically began promoting our idea to fellow writers, and Arlene Rains Graber agreed to be our first guinea pig. She was the one who dubbed us as “Tech Hotties.” Then we set about making our first video. Bonnie, ever the artist with a couple of really great book trailers to her credit, began working on a Keyhole Conversations logo and ferreting out music to add to the video. Then we interviewed each other, and my innocence was quickly shattered when the webcam images blurred. We weren’t “Tech Hotties” after all; we were “Tech Notties.”

Since we couldn’t figure out the problem, I purchased a Kodak Play Sport video camera. The camera took great video, but the included free software for making movies was confusing, at least confusing for a “Tech Nottie” like me. After an afternoon of trials with the movie software, we tried to e-mail our first movie clip to Bonnie’s computer. Even though the instructions for e-mailing proclaimed the process easy, my e-mail did not take kindly to MP4 files. They wouldn’t send. We tried DVDs and flash drives, but Bonnie’s computer didn’t respond well to those.

After several afternoons of technical trial and error, we were finally ready for our first video, an interview with Arlene Rains Graber’s A Plane Tree in Provence character, Penny Wilson. Arlene was fantastic as her character. We shot the video straight through three times. Each time, something happened. An overhead plane drowned out the sound, a word was mispronounced, a line was forgotten, but I reasoned it would be easy enough to cut and splice. Wrong! Remember how Lucy tried to cook in a moving trailer and things kept crashing around her. That was the feeling I had as I settled in front of my computer. I was emotionally at the edge of a cliff when I finally finished cutting, splicing and rearranging.

We finished that first video and learned a lot. We learned to shoot short clips of one question and one answer, which made it easier to edit out mistakes. We learned saving and uploading takes a long time. We still worry when “high CPU usage” appears on my laptop computer’s screen.

We have persevered, and our first interviews are up. While we have not yet reached “Tech Hottie” status, our characters’ authors are brilliant. Here are the links:

Arlen Rains Graber’s A Plane Tree in Provence

Conrad Jestmore’s River of Murder

B.D. Tharp’s Feisty Family Values

Bonnie Myrick’s Out of Control

Hazel Hart’s The Night Before Christmas

For more information on our authors beyond the interviews, visit our Keyhole Conversations vlog. And while you’re there, be sure to subscribe, so you don’t miss our book reviews. Remember, we always welcome your comments and suggestions.


December 7, 2011


Holiday Picks for Christmas

  Dark Side of the Rainbow, by B. J. Myrick and Hazel Hart, is a collection of short stories for those who enjoy scary fiction.

Preview the book trailer below, then head over to the smashwords website where you can buy the book with our special holiday appreciation coupon. The coupon code may be shared with family members or your friends. What a great Christmas gift for those special people in your life!

Regular price $2.99. Now 99 cents with coupon code KL65F until Jan. 10, 2012

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Rated: Adult Content

An anthology of dark fiction where–

–A woman on the brink of madness plots evil revenge against local bully boys who killed her cats and finds, instead, the Dark Side of the Rainbow.

–A woman inherits an Egyptian mummy with instructions for activating its powers and making her every wish come true. Then she learns the mummy has wishes of its own in Kiss Mummy Goodnight. (This story is also available as a separate e-book.)

–A woman seeks eternal love and is buried alive by her lover in The Seduction.

–A woman’s search for her lost memory leads her down a dead-end road to a sinister old man who brings her face to face with her destiny in Erasure.

–A woman attacked by a gigantic five-foot spider searches for answers to the strange changes in her body and uncovers covert government research gone wrong in Lady in the Dark.


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