Two New Releases in Time for Halloween… Silent Sentinel & More Than I Bargained For

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By Kelli A. Wilkins

Hi everyone!

I’m pleased to announce the release of two new ebooks, just in time for Halloween. My love of estate sales and flea markets inspired these very-different, but engaging, stories.

Earlier in October, I released Silent Sentinel. This 4,100 word mini-thriller blends a crime story with the unusual.


Silent Sentinel – A Mini-Thriller

Silent sentinel Kelli WIlkinsOne afternoon, Valerie visits a flea market and meets a peculiar man who tries to sell her an ancient statue of Anubis—the Egyptian god of the dead. Despite her protests, the man insists that she must have the statue. Valerie gives in and brings her new “guardian” home.

Later that night, Valerie awakens to discover an intruder has broken into her house. She’s forced to fight for her life and relies on Anubis to save her.

When the police investigate, they make a shocking discovery about her attacker and his motive. Only then does Valerie realize how lucky she was— the statue was the last thing she wanted, but exactly what she needed.



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I released More Than I Bargained For  in August. This 4,500 word mini-mystery blends offbeat humor with the paranormal.


More Than I Bargained For – A Paranormal Mini-Mystery

More than I bargained for Kelli WilkinsKatie doesn’t like going to estate sales. Why? Because she sees dead people.

When Katie reluctantly attends an estate sale with her friend Diane, she gets more than she bargained for. The deceased former owner of the house, Grace, realizes that Katie can communicate with her, and she has a lot to say.

As Katie pretends to shop, Grace tells her the story of how she was murdered—and reveals that her killer is still in the house.

It’s up to Katie to uncover the murder weapon and get it to the police… before time runs out.



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Nightmare in the north Kelli Wilkins


If you love to be scared (or at least slightly creeped out) be sure to visit the horror section of my site  and read about these spooky stories… Dead Til Dawn, Kropsy’s Curse, and Nightmare in the North.

And if you like sci-fi, don’t miss Extraterrestrial Encounters, a collection of 18 out-of-this-world stories.

I welcome questions and comments from readers and other authors. Contact me via the form on my site or on social media.

Happy Halloween!

Kelli A. Wilkins



About Author Kelli A. Wilkins

Kelli A. Wilkins is an award-winning author who has published more than 100 short stories, 20+ romance novels, 7 non-fiction books, and 5 horror ebooks. Her romances span many genres and settings, and she likes to scare readers with her horror stories.

She released two horror shorts, More Than I Bargained For and Silent Sentinel in 2021.

Her non-fiction tale, “The Dog That Wouldn’t Bark” recently appeared in the Chicken Soup for the Soul: My Hilarious, Heroic, Human Dog anthology.

In January 2021, Kelli published Journaling Every Week: 52 Topics to Get You Writing. This fun and innovative guide to journaling is filled with hundreds of thought-provoking prompts designed to get you writing about your feelings and emotions.

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Visit her website/blog for a full title list and to find all her social media links.



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