BAD BOY FOR KEEPS
Mitch Mason ran the streets as a troubled teen until one act of violence shattered the trust he had with his best friend. Now he’s on a mission to clean up the town while keeping an eye on his old friend’s baby mama, Roxanne Garcia.
The last thing Roxanne needs is an ex-gangbanger from her past messing things up—even if she has a thing for bad boys. Neither one trusts easily but when Roxanne needs a job to support her little girl, Mitch lends a hand against his better judgment. Can these two escape their pasts in order to make a future together?
The Most Recent Work
CHRONICLES OF A TEEN SUPERNATURAL HUNTER
One novella length story and two short stories starring Teen Supernatural Hunting Duo, Jaz and Blake. Fun and spooky tales of supernatural beings and the teens who hunt them.
“Kelly Parra’s Supernatural Hunters has just the right combination of butt-kicking and romance to keep you on the edge of your seat!”
~ Allison van Diepen, author of The Vampire Stalker and Takedown
Available in ebook on Amazon.
Coolness Career Highlights
- 2016. In November Kelly released CHRONICLES OF A TEEN SUPERNATURAL HUNTER, with her 3 stories starring Supernatural Hunting duo, Jaz and Blake.
- 2016. INVISIBLE TOUCH is reissued as an eBook and Trade paperback edition with a brand new cover in the fall of 2016!
- 2013. Kelly’s teen monster hunter adventures continue with SUPERNATURAL HUNTERS published in ebook by Buzz Books in October, 2013.
- 2013. “Dear Jillian” a note to Kelly’s sixth grade bully was translated (Cara, Jillian) and published for Italy’s La Repubblica magazine’s article on bullying in April, 2013.
- 2012. Kelly’s latest short story continues with her teen supernatural hunter characters Jaz and Blake. “Mermania” is published in SOMETHING WICKED, a fall-themed young adult anthology, published by Buzz Books USA.
- 2012. Kelly’s short story “Darkness Becomes Him” is published in PROM DATES TO DIE FOR, a prom themed anthology with a paranormal twist, published by Buzz Books USA.
- 2011. Kelly’s short story “Graveyard Soul Sucker” is published in a Halloween themed anthology titled DEADLY TREATS, edited by novelist, Anne Frasier and published by Nodin Press.
- 2010. INVISIBLE TOUCH is recommended for the 2011 California High School Reading Collection.
- 2010. CRIMINAL INSTINCT hits digital stores in June of 2010, published by Carina Press!
- 2009. Kelly joins Carina Press, becoming a launch author for the new E-press with CRIMINAL INSTINCT, her debut into adult fiction.
- 2008. Kelly is featured in the Monterey County Weekly and the Salinas Californian reviews INVISIBLE TOUCH in October of 2008.
- 2008. INVISIBLE TOUCH, Kelly’s second novel, is published by MTV Books in October 2008.
- 2008. GRAFFITI GIRL is nominated for the Tomas Rivera Mexican American Children’s Book Award.
- 2008. GRAFFITI GIRL is chosen for the 2009 California High School Reading Collection.
- 2008. GRAFFITI GIRL is a double RWA® RITA® finalist for Young Adult Romance and Best First Book.
- 2008. The National Book Foundation chooses GRAFFITI GIRL to be part of the “BookUpNYC” program.
- 2008. GRAFFITI GIRL is recommended by a V.I.T. (Very Important Teen) as a “page-turning” read in TEEN magazine, Winter 2008 issue!
- 2007. GRAFFITI GIRL is named a 2007 Latino Young Adult Novel Top Pick by Latinidad® in December ’07.
- 2007. Kelly is featured in the Monterey County Herald and the Monterey Bay Ink in July of 2007.
- 2007. GRAFFITI GIRL is given a “Five out of Five Gold Pens” review in the Salinas Californian in June of 2007.
- 2007. Kelly’s debut Young Adult novel, GRAFFITI GIRL, is published by MTV Books, an imprint of Simon & Schuster in May 2007.
Kelly is a creative freelance writer. She blogs, interviews, and writes narrative fiction and articles. Contact her for more information.