Thursday, August 25, 2016

Cindy Spencer Pape is Taking Over My Blog Today!

If you're not aware of the wonderful works of award-winning, best-selling author Cindy Spencer Pape, I strongly urge you to go check out her webpage and her books

Shot at by drug dealers and left to drown, marine biologist Heidi is rescued by the hottest boat bum she’s ever seen. Tall, dark and handsome, Jake is every girl’s dream. But with her best friend missing or dead and the bad guys still after her, the last thing she has time for is romance. As a merman, exiled from his colony and under a curse on when to shapeshift, Jake can’t afford to be around humans, especially a marine biologist who might discover his species. But he can’t throw Heidi to the wolves of the drug 
dealers and possibly corrupt law enforcement. He’ll fight drug lords, pirates and even the gods to protect her. More complications arise when Jake’s family shows up looking for help, but the biggest problem of all is whether Jake and Heidi can resist the massive attraction that grows between them.

 There's more than one way to vanquish a dragon... Who’d believe that in the enlightened year of 1815, Georgie Burn’s Welsh village still felt the need to make a sacrifice to the local dragon lord?  But since being the dragon sacrifice will save her younger siblings from the poor house, Georgie agrees. When Caddoc sees the buxom, flame-haired beauty waiting for him on the rocks, he can’t resist flying in for a closer look.  Then the little minx stabs him with an enchanted sword. He takes her back to his lair, shapeshifts to human form, and teaches her what it means to satisfy all the cravings of a dragon.

Merrick Hadrian hunts monsters, both human and supernatural. A Knight of the Order of the Round Table, his use of magick and the technologies of steam power have made him respected and feared. But his skills are useless in the face of his greatest challenge, guardianship of five unusual children. At a loss, Merrick enlists the aid of a governess. Miss Caroline Bristol is reluctant to work for a bachelor but she needs a position, and these former street children touch her heart. While she tends to break any mechanical device she touches, it never occurs to her that she might be something more than human. All she knows is that Merrick is the most dangerously attractive man she's ever met—and out of reach for a mere governess. When conspiracy threatens to blur the distinction between humans and monsters, Caroline and Merrick must join forces, and the fate of humanity hinges upon their combined skills of steam and sorcery...

Wednesday, August 24, 2016

An Open Letter to Dry Dog Food Manufacturers

Dear Dry Dog Food Manufacturers,

Please consider packaging 8-12 ounce packets of your dog food for my picky dachsies (and everyone else's dogs) to sample.

I detest having to buy an 8-lb. bag (the smallest available) of food, only to find they don't like it. Some stores won't take back an opened bag, and that's a lot of $$ wasted, especially when you're on a retired income.

Some stores, like PetSmart, will take back the opened bag (with restrictions), but the last thing they need is for customers to continue "trying and returning" bag after bag of dog food.

I see all these dog food commercials on television, and I would love to see if my pets will like it, but I cannot afford paying for those large bags just to give them a trial sample.

Please consider manufacturing smaller packets. If my dogs like your product, I will happily purchase the bigger bags.

Thank you,

A loving dog owner

Tuesday, August 23, 2016

New! Now Available! MONSTER OF THE GLADES, Subwoofers Bk. 3, a Paranormal/Contemporary Fantasy Romance


Subwoofers, Book 3
Contemporary Fantasy/Paranormal Romance
Word Count: 36.3K
$2.99 e

Alligator, Bear, Cougar, Deer, Eagle
They found each other by accident. They became a team for life.

When Clint Abrams of Bag It and Tag It Excursions is approached by representatives of JayMax Productions to film scenes in the swamp for a horror movie, he is intrigued. Both by the movie, whose subject hits a little too close to home, and by the tall, freckled redhead, Charlie Dupine.

Clint can’t hide his feelings for Charlie, and the more time he spends with her, the more he knows she is his destiny. His life mate. His everything.

There is something about Clint that Charlie can’t quite explain, and she can’t get him off her mind. She’s not big on relationships but if nothing else, a one-night stand with the guy can’t hurt while she’s at the lodge. He’s causing feelings in her that she’s not sure about.

But when danger rears its head, it’s not all because of the wildlife. Clint will do whatever it takes to save her, but that may mean exposing his secret. Will she run when she learns the truth? Or can she love him just the same? That choice may be taken away when lives are threatened and the FBI becomes involved. 

Warning! Contains swampy bogs, a snare pole necklace, alligator soup, were-gators, an explosive pineapple, and one insane act that could cost a man his life, as well as the woman he loves.

Excerpt and buy links.

Monday, August 22, 2016

Joe Reyes is my Guest Author Tonight on "Other Worlds of Romance" on Blog Talk Radio

Join us tonight on "Other Worlds of Romance" on Blog Talk Radio. Joe Reyes will be my guest author, and he'll be reading from his post-apocalyptic novel, Aftermath. 

Show time is 11 pm et/ 10 pm ct

Don't miss it!

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Aftermath is a growing series about war, love, brutality and most of all, survival. What was once the United States has become a savage post-apocalyptic environment where the worst of the worst prosper and the remaining good hide.

The series features a brutal setting, where 7 characters in different parts of the United States must adapt to this new environment. The “fight or flight” mentality plays into the story, as the nation is divided into factions fighting for control of the country. The government is outnumbered, outgunned, and forced into hiding as well to recoup their forces.

Sunday, August 21, 2016

Something Fishy


Singing a duet?

And then there's whatever in the world this is!

Saturday, August 20, 2016

People Being, Uhh, People

Wait for it...

And up she goes!

Creating a whole new definition of the word "vaulting".

Wednesday, August 17, 2016

Come Help Support the Mending Mads Online Silent Auction

Here's a chance to win big! Mending Mads is having an online auction August 17-24. Bid on signed books, ebooks, swag, boutique gifts, autographed cover model pictures, and more! 100% of the proceeds from the auction will go to RAINN to help support survivors of sexual violence, raise awareness, and advocate. 

Tuesday, August 16, 2016

Now Available in Print! E I E I O, a Novella of Cannibalistic Horror

A Story of Cannibalistic Horror
by Linda Mooney writing as Gail Smith
Word Count:  12.1
$1.99 e / $6.99 p

Old MacDonald had a farm, E I E I O
And on this farm he had some pigs, E I E I O
With a hack hack here, and a chop chop there,
Here a shriek, there a scream
Everywhere the blood streams...                                        
Old MacDonald had a farm, E I E I O

In rural Georgia in 1948, a man was lucky to get any kind of work.  Which was why Cletus Pink felt he'd been blessed when an old farmer named MacDonald offered him a job.  But what was making the horrific sounds coming from the main house?  Worse, why was there always fresh blood oozing out from underneath the kitchen's back door?

Excerpt and buy links.

Monday, August 15, 2016

Loren Rhoads is my Guest Author Tonight on "Other Worlds of Romance" on Blog Talk Radio!

Love succubi? Come join us tonight on "Other Worlds of Romance" on Blog Talk Radio. Loren Rhoads will be reading from her newest release, Lost Angels. 

Show time is 11 pm et/ 10 pm ct
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When the succubus Lorelei sees Azaziel across Lost Angels, she knows he’s been kicked out of Heaven, but is not yet Fallen.  She resolves to do whatever it takes to bring the angel down.

 Unfortunately, Lorelei doesn’t realize that Azaziel has an agenda of his own. Taking her back to a burned-out church, he forces a mortal girl’s soul into the devil girl’s flesh. Then the succubus needs to find an exorcist who can cast the ghost out of her. 

With all the supernatural warriors of Los Angeles looking on, neither the angel nor the succubus can imagine how love will derail their plans…