Wednesday, April 16, 2014

Andrew Kinley is now Andrew Jericho

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In May, 2013 when Siren-BookStrand stopped publishing my books under the name Anita Kinley and began to release titles as A K Kinley, that was a temporary solution until I was ready to publicly come out as a gay transman and begin the legal name change process, to Andrew Kyle Jericho.
Since my partner and I came out together in September, 2013, we have been researching the name change process.  As of right now, we have put those steps in motion.  My partner’s name is John Jericho.  As a business move, we are wanting to put his business venture and my writing under one last name. In addition, as a family, we desire to have the same last name for us and our two children.  
What can you expect from this change? The most obvious, and the most important to me, is that we will be the Jericho Family.  I like hearing my partner saying the words, “Andrew and John Jericho.”  In addition, I will not be submitting any more books to Siren-BookStrand under the name  A K Kinley, but under Andrew Jericho.  As readers, you already know that I go by the first name Andrew on my Website and Social Media, so I hope it will not be too great a change.
My publisher is already aware of my intentions and has made the necessary changes.  For that, I wish to thank everyone at Siren-BookStrand for their understanding and professionalism in dealing with me.  After I make this announcement public, I will begin the process of changing my last name across my Website and different Social Media platforms.
While changing a name on most Social Networking sites is fairly simply, making the updates to my Website will be more complicated.  I will be obtaining a new domain under andrewjericho.com and transferring all files.  Once the process is complete I will let all of my readers know, but until then continue to follow my work at:  akkinley.com.
This name change means a great deal to both myself and John.  It is something that we have desired since we became life partners twenty-two years ago.  I am am happy to be able to share it with all of you.
I enjoy hearing from all of my readers, and look forward to your e-mails. Remember Love is Love…Period.
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Andrew Jericho  is a ManLove erotic romance author for Siren-BookStrand Publishing  and LGBTQ rights activist based in Hot Springs, AR.  All of his work can be found at:  A K Kinley.  For questions or comments please e-mail him at authorakkinley@gmail.com.

Wednesday's Words for April 16, 2014

In last week’s Wednesday’s Words, I made a casual reference to our cat window and racoons that I’ve been asked about. Despite the fact that this represents something I’m not very proud of, I decided that I should satisfy people’s curiosity about the matter.

I consider myself a fairly intelligent woman. I went to university, and I never got a grade under a B plus. I exercise my brain regularly – not only through my profession which requires me to research, and then construct plots that work and characters that enchant. But I also do various hand to eye co-ordination, puzzle, and strategy games.

My motto is use it or lose it, and while my body seems determined to be on a downward slope, I’ll be damned if my brain will be.

But every once in a while, and usually about the time I’m feeling rather proud of myself and my abilities and accomplishments, I demonstrate that mentally speaking, it’s possible I’m not all that high up on the food chain after all.

We have a cat window. When we purchased this cat window, my beloved installed it into a piece of finished pine, and cut that piece of pine to fit our small kitchen window—the one beside the back door, and adjacent to the kitchen counter. He then further installed another piece of that finished pine as a “shelf”, so that the cat could have a place to stand going out, or coming in, that was quite a bit wider than the window sill it covered.

You know how real estate sales people are known for saying, “location, location, location”? Well, that kitchen counter close to the cat window—that is where we have always had the cat’s kibble dish. It’s an out of the way place, and it’s off the floor—because as we’ve always had cats, so too, we’ve always had dogs.

Word had apparently gotten around the animal neighborhood that there was a twenty-four seven restaurant, with easy access and reasonable prices—free. From time to time, when we had our last cat—Boots, and my daughter’s cat, Crash, we would also find ourselves entertaining “interloper kitties”. I don’t mean the one we have one on a regular basis. His name is MoJo and he used to be my daughter’s cat, too. He would come from time to time for food and cream and treats. Still does, in fact.

But there were other “interloper” kitties, some I’d never seen before. I’d hear the cat window, know my cats were indoors and asleep, and look into the kitchen to see an unfamiliar cat chowing down on Meow Mix. I never really minded that too much. Our old dog, Rochie, would sometimes object most vociferously. Sometimes the cats would too. But when they did, or the instant either my beloved or I came into the kitchen, the guest cat would leave, post-haste.

Then we lost our old kitties, who are waiting at the rainbow bridge for us, became inheritors of our new kitty who chose us to live with, and of course, we got Mr. Tuffy.

Mr. Tuffy takes great exception to other animals coming into the house. When MoJo pops in, we have to keep the dog in arms until the kitty is finished with his tuna, cream, and treats. Not a problem really, and it’s been a long time since there has been any other cats dining at Chez Ashbury.

But cats aren’t the only feral night creatures looking for an easy meal. One night, I got out of bed—the dog hadn’t even awakened—and headed to the bathroom. I heard the sound of the cat window swing wide and loud—and I thought, oh, a kitty! I went to the door to look out the window, and it wasn’t a kitty that glared back at me for so rudely interrupting it’s feast. It was a racoon!

After I made sure the cat was in, I “blocked” that cat window. And did so the next night. I used a seven kilogram tub of cat litter, and felt secure. Until the next morning, when I discovered the litter on the floor, the cat food dish empty—and the lid pried of the plastic container containing the dog’s kibble bag, the bag taken out, slashed, and emptied, too.

I frantically looked for and tried out other methods to “block” the cat window—there was no latch, of course. That had broken off years before. What to do, what to do? I didn’t want a racoon coming into my house!

And then it suddenly occurred to me. I went over to the window where the cat window had been installed, lifted it...and pulled out the insert.

Friends, I stood there, window closed, insert in hand, and thought of all the stormy cold winter days over the last decade or so, when I’d tried to block the wind with one method or another, and wished I could do so much more effectively.

Nope, I’m afraid I’m not very high up on the food chain at all.

Love,
Morgan
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Monday, April 14, 2014

Angelic Forecast ~ #293

"The champions win for now," I say.

"Yes, for now, my one woman," Dhuroth tenderly purrs close to my ear. "How about some dinner? I wish to take you to one of my favorite food gatherings on Mars."

I turn in his embrace, my smile meeting his powerful gaze. "With some of your tastes in food, should I trust you?" I banter.

"Only if you want to eat," he teases. "No Martian yak," he promises, as we dive our gazes into each other, and feast on each other's souls.


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"Freedom," I murmur. "A breath of freedom. Finally."

I stand atop a ridge overlooking a Martian wildland, a prairie type of land where a herd of wild horses still roam. Most of them are an ancient breed once found in China, and are variant colors of Appaloosas.

Enjoying, I lower myself to the ground on what Dhuroth calls a comfort pad. The foals frisk and play while their mother's graze, keeping one eye on their babies.

On watch, the other mares and stallions surround them and take turns grazing on the whip-like grasses, and on the odd blue florescent blooms. They are smaller than many Earth breeds -- more the size of large ponies. However, these horses own a wiry elegance, a muscular strength, that is wonderful to behold.

And their eyes are not darkly colored, but a blazing green ... close to emeralds yet different, with a bluish cast. My lion man tells me the breed was originally imported from a nearby planetary system, several ages ago.

I smile.

TO BE CONTINUED...

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ANGELIC FORECAST ~

Now ... The Breath of Freedom Becomes a Windstorm Across the World

Now ... The Rise of the Renegades Goes Full Force ... From a prior forecast: "However, as the liberty culture rises, and the renegades resist... as the people swarm onto the land and live off the grid, this will 'eventually' become impossible, overall. The battle looms ahead."

On the magickal, mystical front, this week the 'Mages of Ages Lost' brandish their lightblades and surround the good, good cosmic vibrations meant to uplift and enliven humankind toward their rightful destiny. This, because the dark-force magicians loose another monster wave of evil meant to obscure this incoming LIGHT.

This week, now knowledge about 'the magickal force' of Mother Earth and the Divine naturally heightens, and empowers the people. In the long run, this will bring about profound and beneficial changes.

On the personal front, a long week ahead for some of us as we look for ways to improve our life conditions, and to help others. However, INSPIRATION is our good friend this week. Make the most of it by letting your innate creativity surface, and produce results.

This week, the first of two Blood Moons happens on April 15th. Several dynamics will be brought into play on the planet. However, in the personal realm this is a maker and breaker of longtime relationships for *some* of us.

On the positive side, attraction could grow because people suddenly see -- by the lunar-eclipse moonlight -- wonderful talents and abilities, and the true good character of another. Or, what they have been blind to before.

On the negative side, deep dark secrets could be revealed that will finally undermine a relationship. Take special care to know the full truth before ending any long-standing partnership.

HEADLINE-SNIPPET: "Total lunar eclipse: ‘Blood moons’ to begin April 15
The term "blood moon" is a colorful description of the reddish-orange appearance of the moon during a total lunar eclipse. — Science Recorder "

On the paranormal front, everything about what has been called the 'paranormal and supernatural world' intensifies dramatically this week. You may have paranormal type experiences for the first time. Or, the frequency of these events simply quickens.

Also, from this point forward, irrefutable evidence will be brought forth about certain paranormal occurrences, and also about Big Foot. However, likely the lapdog media will do all in their te-lie-vision power to obfuscate this evidence, and poo-poo it as nonsensical. That is, after the sensational headlines.

On the AWAKENING front, like a determined herd of wild horses, the free spirit of humanity races, thunders across the world -- as proven by the stand of Cliven Bundy, and his BRAVE ONES supporters. Despite the presstitute media's deception and lies, the flames of liberty have been fanned, and live ever stronger in the hearts and minds of humankind.

HEADLINE-SNIPPET: "Historic! Feds Forced to Surrender to American Citizens
Infowars.com | Supporters of Nevada cattle rancher Cliven Bundy advanced on a position held by BLM agents despite threats that they would be shot at.
Alternative media upstages lamestream media in world-class coverage of historic Bundy Ranch showdown"  

On the land changes front, Volcanos, Earthquakes, Superstorms! ... the cyclic change of planet Earth quickens yet again.

Some of this past week's Earthquake-Volcano HEADLINES:

Over 100 Earthquakes Reported in Last 2 Weeks in Washington, Oregon
Earthquake Near Challis Biggest in Idaho Since 2005
7.3 Powerful Earthquake Hits Near Papua New Guinea
6.1 Earthquake and 5.1 Aftershock Shake Nicaragua's Western Coast
6.0 Magnitude Earthquake Strikes Chile
Active Earthquake Movements in the Ring of Fire
4.1 Quake Shakes Oklahoma Thursday
EARTHQUAKE SHALLOW IN THE AZORES 4.7 -THIS IS CRITICAL AREA TO WATCH ALONG WITH THE CANARY ISLANDS
DANGEROUS QUAKE ALONG FUKUSHIMA COASTLINE 4.9
MEGA QUAKE IN THE SOLOMON ISLANDS 8.3-- RELATIVELY SHALLOW 6.2 MILES
Massive Solomon Quake Shifts Indo-Australian Plate, Again!!!
Second LARGE EQ--M7.4 - 111km S of Kirakira, Solomon Islands-Should we expect a third?
Peru volcano spews white-hot rocks
New Surge in Activity, Strombolian Explosions at Tungurahua Volcano
Congo's Nyamulagira Volcano to Erupt Soon 


THIS FORECAST IS CONTINUED AT *TITLE MAGIC* ~titlemagic.blogspot.com~

Angelic blessings from Volcano & Sedona
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Warning!!! The global elite [New World Order] does not want *you* to read this book. See ~ Powerful Dreams at my Kougar Kisses blog.

WHEN A GOOD ANGEL FALLS

~~~ Where angels fear to tread, 2012 Earth ~~~

World weary and worn out, the incarnated angel, Sedona, who believes she is merely human, has three choices after her old van breaks down.

Let the Nazerazzi squad of the North American Union capture her and force her into a FEMA concentration camp.

Walk out into the Arizona night desert, let the wildlife have a good meal with the hope her death will be quick.

Or does she dare trust the mysterious stranger suddenly before her?

Handsome as sin and all in black, he emerges out of the darkness.

Sedona wonders if the stranger on a superspeed motorcycle is her savior from the brutal endtimes.

Or, is he a roving cult member of the New World Order, hunting his next blood sacrifice?

***

It’s only a few days before Winter Solstice, December 21, 2012 ~ The end of the Mayan Calendar.

Sent from heaven to help Sedona save humanity, Zerr Dann knows the Divine is playing its last card on Earth.

He also knows Sedona is about to find out Christmas miracles still exist.

[Angelic Fantasy Erotic Romance]
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Sunday, April 13, 2014

Life With Baby Doll: The ManLove Version

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I continue to slowly return to my normal activities.  It has been almost eight weeks since my surgery.  I’m good, except for the tiredness, that likes to manifest itself to varying degrees in my body.  Of course, my alpha male personality fights that.  John keeps me grounded and reminds me to listen to my body.
In addition to the afternoon naps  that we have been taking, John and I have watched extra movies during my recovery period.  While Baby Doll and I are perpetual film buffs, spending time in front of the TV has given me a change to do something that I enjoy, plus an excuse to put my feet up.
Netflix, combined with Google Chromecast, has turned our bedroom television set into a private home theater.  Even our children love Netflix, not only for it’s movies and series, but for documentaries they have incorporated into their homeschool work.  I fear John and I have created little technological monsters.
Since my partner and I share much of the same tastes in films, it is not hard to find movies that we want to watch and enjoy together.  Action and horror are two of our favorite film genres.  Within action movies, we lean towards the military fiction sub genre.  Films such as A Few Good MenAn Officer and an Gentleman, Born on the Fourth of JulyCadenceFull Metal Jacket,Saving Private Ryan, and Top Gun remain favorites.
Military flicks have always appealed to me, as many of them feature themes of duty, honor, masculinity, and an overall sense of protecting what one believes to be their own.  All of those traits I have identified with from an early age.  Sometimes I fear that gentleman are a dying breed of men.
While I’ve always know that I was a writer, ever since I wrote my first short story in high school, I’ve also had dreams of a secondary career.  One that I felt, according to society, stereotypically defined all the traits of an alpha male.  As a young man, I often had dreams of joining the ROTC in college and becoming a military officer.   I also wondered what being a law enforcement officer, or firefighter would be like as well.
Since I am a transman I knew the possibility of entering into any of those careers as a male, particularly the military, would be difficult. Instead, I became a freelance journalist and photographer, eventually ended up as a ManLove erotic romance author.  Did I settle?  No, because I always wanted to be a writer first.
As a man of forty, I can still have dreams.  Realistically however, the closest that I will probably ever get to being a military officer is the high and tight haircut that I wear, in addition to the order and routine I try to maintain in my life.  John has said periodically I would have made a fine officer and gentleman.  Baby Doll likes to flatter, and even though I am a modest man, his flattery can be quite effective.  Did I mention that I like military surplus stores, too?
This week one of the films that we watched, probably for the dozenth time, was an Officer and a Gentleman.  Even though the movie was familiar to us, the words that Baby Doll spoke to me afterwards were not.  As usual, he always has the capacity to touch not only my heart, but my spirit as well.
“While I like Hollywood’s version of the movie, I’ve got a gay version,” Baby Doll spoke.

“Oh really,”  I replied, looking through Netflix’s library for another film to watch.  

“Stop looking through films and pay attention.”

“Alright.”

“You know I’ve always thought of you like him at the end.”

“Gay I hope,”  I said playfully. 

“Oh, Casanova, quit being arrogant!”  John spoke, his voice flamboyant and sweet.  ”My last relationship—”

“Shh…” I said, tenderly placing a finger on Baby Doll’s lips, as I smoothed the hair away from his face.  ”That jerk did and said things to you that no man should ever do to his partner. I’ve told you before that he had no idea how to satisfy a flamboyant gay man in a top / bottom dynamic.”

John closed his eyes, leaning into my touch.  

“When I met you, Andrew, you carried me away from all that bad stuff.  I have a better life because of you.”

“My life depends on you, too, Baby Doll.”  
John and I live a ManLove version of life.  I believe this had always been true, not only as  soul mates, but in past lives together. Love comes in many forms.  I am thankful to have readers who enjoy hearing how it found me twenty-three years ago, and continues to remain today.  
To learn more about John and I visit: Life With Baby Doll.  Due to the increasing popularity of the Life With Baby Doll series, I have created the permanent tab on my Website that contains information concerning the intense and passionate love affair that I share with my partner, John Jericho.
I enjoy hearing from all of my readers, and look forward to your e-mails. Remember Love is Love…Period.
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Andrew K Kinley  is a ManLove erotic romance author for Siren-Bookstrand Publishing  and LGBTQ rights activist based in Hot Springs, AR.  All of his work can be found at:  A K Kinley.  For questions or comments please e-mail him at authorakkinley@gmail.com.

Friday, April 11, 2014

Spring Fling Blog Hop Giveaway

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Welcome! I am a participant in Hennessee Andrew’s Spring Fling Blog Hop.
Don’t forget to visit all of the other participants in this hop by viewing the list at the bottom of this post.  In addition, use Rafflecopter below to enter Hennessee’s grand prize contest if you haven’t done so on her blog.  The winner will receive a $50 Amazon gift card.
As part of my giveaway, I am sponsoring a ManLove erotic romance e-Book prize package that includes all five books from my backlist:  RippedInfernoIce Cream and KissesRock Hard, and Something Beautiful.  *Content for mature readers only.*
To be entered into the drawing e-mail me at:  authorakkinley@gmail.com. The subject line should read:  Spring Fling Blog Hop Contest.  International participants are also welcome to enter.  One winner will be chosen at random on April 20th at 7:00 PM CST. The winner will be notified through e-mail.  Also, an announcement will be made on my Website and Social Media platforms.
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To learn more about me and my work read the following below:
I am a ManLove erotic romance author for Siren-BookStrand Publishing and LGBTQ rights activist.  As a long supporter of  the LGBTQ community, I am thrilled to be able to reflect this in the publication of my books that explore the lives of gay men in real situations of life and love. My writing proves that love and erotic attraction are the same regardless of gender and/or sexual orientation.
I am a gay transman who lives in Hot Springs, AR with my partner, John Jericho, and family.  We have two children:  Jonah and Sarah.
To read my full bio and coming out story visit:  Andrew K Kinley Bio. Also, check out my latest promotional video on YouTube.

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