Southern Laced 2016 Year in Review

Happy New Year from SouthernLaced.com! I don’t know about you, but it’s NOT hard for me to say goodbye to 2016. Over the course of the year, we have experienced highs and lows that will forever change us as a nation, as well as, a world. Before I put 2016 completely behind me, I would…

The Black Gypsy: A Southern Laced Short Story

Over the weekend, I ran across a short story that I abandoned a couple of years ago. Deep sigh… Here’s a short synopsis and Chapter One of The Black Gypsy: Copyright © 2014 Kelly Stone. All Rights Reserved. Meet Primrose Guthrie. She’s a young, vibrant, black woman that believes she’s a gypsy at heart. She began to…

VOTE: Southern Laced Featured Couple of the Year Contenders Announced

Who should the 2015 Featured Couple of the Year be? Over the past year, I had the pleasure of sharing the love stories of three beautiful couples. Each story reminded us that all relationships aren’t created equal and happily ever after takes hard work. From funny moments to whirlwind romances, I chose the TOP 3 Featured Couples based on…

I’m Not Wearing Any Panties…

Have you ever felt not-so-sexy? If you’re a woman, I’m almost certain you’re nodding your head now. The good news is that there are easy ways to awaken your inner sex kitten. The bad news is that not every woman knows this. As a fictional writer, I’ve always wanted to write a scene with a…

Marriage Enrichment with Joni Zimmerman

“The remedy for discouragement is the Word of God. When you feed your heart and mind with its truth, you regain your perspective and find renewed strength.” -Warren Wiersbe As we’ve entered 2015, I seriously just want to encourage each and every one of you to open up your Bibles, and read! So (too!) many…

Southern Laced Series Cover Reveal

SPECIAL ANNOUNCEMENT: Two years ago, I completed my first novel, I Dance For You. Today, I am excited to share the beautiful new book cover for its re-release along with updated edits and a new title, SOUTHERN Laced: Dance. It is the first book in the series, Southern Laced. SYNOPSIS: Meet Jessamine. A single mom…

Featured Couple Danny and Joni Zimmerman Interview #6

Tell us about yourself. Where are you from? Where do you live now? Hi! My name is Joni and I’m from South Alabama, where I have lived most of my life.  I lived in Brandon, Mississippi during my high school and college years, but have been back in Dothan, Alabama for 14 years.  Danny and…

Featured Couple Philip Wilson and Catherine Edwards Interview #5

Tell us about yourself. Where are you from? Where do you live now? I am 38 years old with two children. A boy who’s 18 years old and a girl who’s 6 years old. I’m from Terry, Mississippi, but now live in the Jackson, Mississippi area. I’m a die-hard JSU (Jackson State University) Tiger Fan…

Featured Couple Brian and Jeaninne Morrow Interview #4

Tell us about yourself. Where are you from? Where do you live now? My name is Jeaninne Morrow. I am from Fulton, Mississippi. My husband, Brian Morrow is from Brandon, Mississippi. We live in Brandon, Mississippi.

Featured Couple Edward Rashad and Ty A. Patterson Interview #3

Tell us about yourself. Where are you from? Where do you live now? I am an author raised in Kosciusko, MS but residing in Jackson, as a proud alumnus of Jackson State University. He is a recording artist, musician, and actor from Hattiesburg, MS, who just appeared in The James Brown movie as Little Richard’s…

Ode To The Summer Solstice

 I want to see raindrops lightly kiss umbrellas in Seattle. I want to be able to dream of Dubai at night before sight of you loses battle. I want to watch the sunset from the beach in Miami before the last day. I want to be able to envision my travels on the Waterways of…

Creation of Me

It wasn’t until I awakened That I understood the making Of my life unfolded With each atom engraved and coded I didn’t realize What You visualized You smiling into nothing I becoming known as something Reaching for my hand to touch From Your spirit and intellect, You gave much I was none So You fed…

Southern Laced Love Songs Playlist

Southern Laced… Grassroots romance laced with a southern drawl. I could not imagine life without music. Love songs play a huge role in my writing. It helps me get in tune with the emotions of my characters. Because of this, I decided to share the love by composing a list of the top ten songs…

Water Meets Land – 30 Second Read

  Most people don’t know this, but I love the beach. It is one of my favorite places to escape the chaos of life and experience peace. It is where the water meets land that I feel at home. The waves brush across the sand and returns to the ocean. But this departure is only…

Fantasies For Sale

My name is Kelly Stone and I sell fantasies. My books are the result of my imagination. All characters appearing in my work are fictitious. Any resemblance to real persons, living or dead, are purely coincidental. Have you ever encountered a good marriage? I often find myself in conversations with married couples striving to make…

Guard Your Heart

Have you ever met someone who gave you butterflies? Just a touch or glance from him or her would cause the unruly suckers to lose control in the pit of your belly. When this happened, you swooned from the high it gave you. You proclaimed in your heart that you had finally met the one….

Sink or Swim?

Do you know how to swim? When I was a child, I can remember running into my great grandparent’s pond to try to avoid a spanking. My oldest sister was charged with the responsibility of catching me. She was bigger and much quicker than I was at the time. Once caught, I knew she would…