It’s time to come clean, ya’ll. So I’ll just come right out and say it: I’ve got a new series coming out (Book Cellar Mystery Series)!! The first book in the series, “Walker Texas Wife” can be found on Goodreads. Make sure you add it to your to be read shelf and mark your calendar for February 1, 2016. 

As you might have noticed I am not alone in this endeavor (I got hitched y’all!) I am so excited to announce that I  have partnered up with my dear friend and sweet romance writer, Melissa Storm. Yeehaw! Melissa writes real fiction for real women. Her stories are bitter sweet, hope in the darkest hour tales, with true-to-life characters that stick with you long after you put her books down. I love all of her work  (one of her original super readers) and am so thrilled to be working with her. 

Now some of you may wonder what this dark, thrilling suspense writer is doing with a sweet romance writer like Melissa Storm. Thought we may seem like an odd pairing, we both feel perfectly matched for each other. We will bring together the best of both of our worlds to create a perfect storm for our readers. The team of Storm and Hodge will bring you thrilling tales of suspense with a aching sweetness that will have you glued to your kindle. Read us, if you dare! 

ABOUT BOOK #1 “Walker Texas Wife”


(Cover by Mallory Rock )


lives are perfect… if only from the outside.

At first glance, the residents of Herald Springs

lead charmed lives. But behind the dazzling smiles and inside the large brick

homes, they all have their secrets. Most are harmless, but then again Annabeth

King never did quite fit in.

This newest neighbor is harboring a special secret

of her own, one that could prove deadly. Will the members of the “drink and

gossip” club figure out what Annabeth’s working so hard to hide before disaster

comes knocking?

With Storm’s signature bitter-sweetness and Hodge’s

thrilling intensity, Walker Texas Wife offers a fast-paced, addictive

romp that fans of Desperate Housewives and Pretty Little Liars will

find themselves falling hard and fast for. This debut in the new Book Cellar

Mystery series will leave you wondering: just how well do we know our neighbors

after all? Coming February 1, 2016.



K.M. Hodge grew up in Detroit, where she spent most of her

free time weaving wild tales to spook her friends and family. These days, she

lives in Texas with her husband and two energetic boys and once again enjoys

writing tales of suspense and intrigue that keep her readers up all night. Her

stories, which focus on women’s issues, friendship, addiction, regrets and

second chances, will stay with you long after you finish them. When she isn’t

writing or being an agent of social change, she reads Independent graphic

novels, watches old X-files episodes, streams Detroit Tigers games and binges

on Netflix with her husband. She enjoys hearing from her readers, so don’t be

shy about dropping her a line.Learn more about her and her current projects on Facebook, Twitter and Google+.  You can sign up for new release emails

at: The Land of Hodge. 




Melissa Storm is

a mother first, and everything else second. She used to write under a

pseudonym, but finally had the confidence to come out as herself to the world.

Her fiction is highly personal and often based on true stories. Writing is

Melissa’s way of showing her daughter just how beautiful life can be, when

you pay attention to the everyday wonders that surround us.


loves books so much, she married fellow author Falcon Storm. Between the two of

them, there are always plenty of imaginative, awe-inspiring stories to share.

Melissa and Falcon also run the business Novel Publicity together, where she

works as publisher, marketer, editor, and all-around business mogul. When she’s

not reading, writing, or child-rearing, Melissa spends time relaxing at home in

the company of her three dogs and five parrots. She never misses an episode of The Bachelor or her nightly lavender-infused soak in the

tub. Ahh, the simple luxuries that make life worth living. Learn more

about Melissa’s business at www.NovelPublicity.com. Learn more about

her other author alias at www.EmlynChand.com. Learn more about her

life on FacebookPinterest,Twitter, or Google+.