Hoot Owls Calling, by KC Kendricks

For the past two weeks or so, I’ve enjoyed one of country living’s rarer pleasures. A pair Great Horned Owls, or what we generally call hoot owls, has moved into the neighborhood. I hear them every morning as I step out onto my patio with my old dog. And while I’m pleased to hear the owls conversing, my ageing companion, a black Labrador Retriever who’s been at my side for almost twelve years, is less certain about the sound. Maybe the dog knows the owls are descended from flying dinosaurs, the kind that ate his early kin. He’s pretty smart for a dog.


Autumn is fading on my mountainside. Most of the leaves have fallen from the maples and mighty oaks, and the skies are graying. Squirrels are everywhere gathering what acorns the deer didn’t eat. The spicy scent of fall, that mélange of drying leaves, mowed lawns, and harvested fields, has given way to acrid wood smoke. The sound of busy chain saws drifts on strong winds.


I usually have a lot of energy this time of year. Ideas for stories come faster than I’ll ever be able to write them, but I do try. After what seems like an incredibly long stretch, I have two books coming out within weeks of each other. I certainly didn’t plan it that way, it just happened.


The first is entitled, “Doors of Time,” and is about two high school friends who reunite as adults. “Doors of Time” will be part of the This Old Gang of Mine PAX along with stories from Clare London, Stevie Wood, Sean Michael and Aislin Kerry. If you want to read an excerpt, check out the page on my website. The page is under construction, but the excerpt is there. Look for “Doors of Time” in mid-December.


The second story, “Desert Snow,” will be out the first weekend of January. Is it about snow? Nope. It’s about two guys who meet at the Palm Springs White Party. Palm Springs - desert. White Party - everyone dresses in white but is still unique. Get it? I thought it witty but I’m just the author so what do I really know? Here again, check out the page on my website, also under construction at the time I type this.


Now we’ve come to end of my bi-monthly visit at An Eclectic Author and the spot where I close with a little promo about a book currently available. So before I go, I’ll leave you with a word or two about one of my favorite characters - Levi. Enjoy!


Shining Victory

contemporary gay romance

Available now at



Stacy James survived a life-shattering accusation to become a successful businessman with a lot to offer a partner. He's finally put his ghosts to rest, and is ready for someone in his life, if the right man comes along.


Young and wild, ace mechanic Levi Wright builds engines made for speed. When Levi's volatile temper lands him nose-to-nose with trouble, Stacy ignores his own rules and steps in to save Levi from making a big mistake. But Stacy can't ignore Levi's smoldering sexuality as the younger man then pursues him.


And Levi has made it clear he's out to get his man.


KC Kendricks

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