Wednesday, January 20, 2016

Whatever Jo Wants Wednesday - New Release - Heartless

Hello, everyone! Welcome to Whatever Jo Wants Wednesday! *throws confetti* Today, I want to talk about a new release by Kelly Martin. To get us started, Kelly has written a small FYI that I think you'll enjoy. Grab your cup of Jo and let's get going!


Let's just get this out of the way... I'm a big wimp

I love watching horror gamers. I love watching scary movies and tv shows. I love reading scary books. I love writing creepy books.

But when it all is said and done, I'm a wimp. I won't go in haunted houses (the Halloween ones, though I'd LOVE to go into an old abandoned house and take pictures someday). I also... am scared of probably the silliest things ever.

Now, I hope you can relate. If you can, hold my hand as we go deep in my personal terrors...

The Top 3 Things I'm Most Scared Of (not counting death, something happening to my family, or food poisoning):


Don't laugh. I've been scared of mirrors since I watched a tv trailer for an episode of Twin Peaks where a hand reached through one. I kid you not. Do you ever look in a mirror and wonder which reality is real?


Moving on.

This fear of mirrors bleeds over in Heartless. Gracen is tortured every night in her dreams by a man (or a demon or part of her mind... we don't know yet) named Hart. Above the table she's tied down on, is an antique mirror. Honestly, I'm getting shivers just thinking about it. IF Heartless ever became a movie, I can see that mirror being vintage, silver, and creepy as heck.



In my Nerd Team group, I like to tease about clowns. I like to post scary ones because there are some that don't like them (I swear, I'm really nice. I post pictures of Jensen Ackles too. See... #immasaint )

But in reality, in my heart of hearts, I hate clowns. Hate is a strong word. If you are a clown I don't hate you—but they scare me. All that make up... painted on smile. I just... can't #beepbeeprichie


If I ever disappear and they find my body in deep water, know that I was murdered (REMEMBER THAT!) I don't like deep water, and by deep I mean anything over 20 feet. Now, I can handle being on the boat in 20 feet of water. That's fine. But when I go somewhere and there is a possibility of a HOUSE being under me, No... uh...uh. Nope. Can't do it... I can't.

I hope you know how much anxiety this post is giving me.

What about you? What are some things that scare you? Some fears that you don't really know why you have them (or maybe you do), but when you start to talk about it your hands get clammy and your heart feels like it is going to beat out of your chest... baboom baboom baboom!

Not that I know what that feels like right now...

Heartless is available now!

Wanna read about Gracen’s nightmares? Grab your blankie and hold on...



About Kelly Martin:

Kelly Martin writes paranormal, contemporary, historical, and YA fiction. She has been married for over ten years and has three rowdy, angelic daughters. When she's not writing, she loves taking picture of abandoned houses, watching horror gamers on YouTube-- even though she's a huge wimp-- and drinking decaf white chocolate mochas. She's a total fangirl, loves the 80s and 90s, and has a sad addiction to paranormal TV shows. {Basically, she likes creepy stuff.} Her favorite characters are the very flawed 'good guys'--and 'bad guys' who don't know they are evil. She loves giving her readers books with unexpected twists and turns, but (here's a hint) most of her books have the ending spelled out in the first chapter. See if you can figure it out.

If you ever have a question or comment, feel free to email her at kellymartin215 @ yahoo . com ♥ You can follow her writing adventure at


Intrigued? Get on over to the distributor of your choice and get your read on!

Well, that's all for today, folks! Until next time, WRITE ON!



  1. Lovely the post Jo! Wow sounds amazing!

    1. Thank you so much! I hope you do. If you get to read it, make sure you tell me what you think about it. Did it hit on any of your fears? (I hope not..eeep!) ~Kelly

  2. Funny thing, Jo. I have a couple of the same fears! Clowns don't bother me, but not being able to breathe is the most terrifying thing. I'll jump out of a perfectly good plane before I'll scuba dive, because the latter involves no access to air. And I won't walk past a mirror in the dark. I can't even let my mind go there. I'm terrified of being chased, of people jumping out at me, of cochroaches. So cochroaches chasing me in the dark under water in pool made of mirrors? Not cool. Very excited about Kelly's book.

    1. Cochroaches... no. Just no. Nope. Nada. No. No. NOPE. And I hope you get a chance to get Heartless <3 It doesn't have cochroaches. I promise ;)


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