Tuesday, May 31, 2011

"Invincible" by Two Steps From Hell

The group is called Two Steps from Hell.
Their first album INVINCIBLE is out in MP3 if you want to download it.

If you like huge orchestral balls-to-the-wall sound that reminds you of intense fight sequences, gallant heroes, save-the-day chase scenes, and Love Conquers All, get this album!

Monday, May 30, 2011

Happy Memorial Day!

Christine Ashworth is my Guest Author Tonight on Blog Talk Radio!

Come listen tonight on Other Worlds of Romance on Blog Talk Radio as author Christine Ashworth reads from her paranormal romance novel DEMON SOUL.

Show time is 11 pm et/10 pm ct/8 pm pt

Don't miss it!
...to retrieve his soul, she'll become fire...

Gabriel Caine stands on the edge of the abyss. A bitch vampire has taken his soul and if he doesn't get it back soon, his next step will be into Hell.

Rose Walters has been sent back to complete one task; save Gabriel Caine. She's drawn to Gabriel on the most basic level, but restoring his soul may be at the price of her life.

Rose has touched the whole of Gabriel, making him yearn for a love he believes he can never have. Her willingness to put her human life on the line for him forces him to bring all three parts of himself into harmony - demon, human, and Fae bloodlines, and the strengths of each - into the fight that will decide their fate.

Sunday, May 29, 2011

Where You Can Find My Books

All Romance eBooks/OmniLit

Amazon and Kindle




Red Rose Publishing

Whiskey Creek Press Torrid

Please note that I am in the process of pubishing my backlist to ARe, BookStand, Amazon, and Trapezium.  If you're wondering which books are included in that list, check out Music And Press.

Wednesday, May 25, 2011

Prop It Up!

I love this!  I also like those fake "accidental spills" on keyboards and stuff you can find at novelty shops.  Need a way to prop up your iPhone or iPod?  Check out the iStuck over at Gizmodo.

Monday, May 23, 2011

Vivi Anna is My Guest Author Tonight on Blog Talk Radio

Join us tonight as I welcome Vivi Anna as my guest author tonight on "Other Worlds of Romance" on Blog Talk Radio.  She'll be reading from her paranormal romance GLIMMER.
Although Nina Decker's father is one hundred percent human, her mother is not. She belongs to an ancient and rare race of people called the fae. But these fae are not those written about in fairytales, with pretty gossamer wings and fairy dust, no they are sinister, malevolent and unkind, dwelling in another realm called Nightfall. More prone to destroy than to create. Abandoned at the age of ten, to be raised by her father, Nina has never forgiven her mother for that or for ruining her father. A man of only sixty, he appears to be closer to eighty with a frail body and mind. He's been fae-struck and is slowly fading away to nothing. This is one of the reasons why Nina has never gotten too close to any one man. She doesn't want to seal his fate like her father's has been.

But she can't deny her fiery connection to Severin Saint Morgan, a sexy as hell werewolf and the alpha of the Vancouver wolf pack. He's an Australian immigrant working at the university as an associate professor, and the publicized face of the werewolf species. He makes her blood boil with desire and makes her tremble with fear. But its only when her mother reappears with startling revelations about an upcoming war between the fae and the werewolves that Nina realizes that she may be a pawn for both sides.

Sunday, May 22, 2011

Check out Desiree Holt's Free Read This Week!

This week's free read over at the Truly Madly Deeply Romance Authors blog is a sensuous contemporary short by Desiree Holt entitled "We Believe in Happy Endings", based on the Johnny Rodriguez hit.


So here, for you, the story of Haley and Tyler, who needed to find their own Happy Ending.

Rated - Adult - Appropriate for 18 years and older only.
Genre - Contemporary

Heat Level - Sensual

Friday, May 20, 2011

Thursday, May 19, 2011

New! THE TUB, My First Erotic Horror Written as Gail Smith


An erotic tale of paranormal horror
by Gail Smith
(Linda Mooney w/a)
from Whiskey Creek Press Torrid

This is a first for both myself and WCPT - an erotic horror story!

Amanda Storey was sent by her company to a tiny rural town to convince the community that having a chain mega-supermarket built there would be a boon to their economy and job market.

She never showed up for the town hall meeting, even though the company insists she was scheduled to be there. The motor inn where she had reservations claimed she never checked in, and police have not found any trace of her body or her car.

This is what really happened.


Wednesday, May 18, 2011

"Enthrill Distribution Announces New EBook Retail System for Brick and Mortar"

It had to happen sooner or later.  "Enthrill Distribution Announces New EBook Retail System for Brick and Mortar"  In short, with the use of a simple placard, people can purchase their ebook, then download their book onto their reading device when they get home.  The "hows" are unclear to me right now, but I can already see a possbile double whammy against e-publishers.  Not only would they have to pay a percentage of each sale to the brick-and-mortar store, but to the distributor (here, Enthrill Distribution) as well.  That's a hefty chunk.  Yet, it gets the ebooks into retail shops (including airports) where they'll be seen by customers who wouldn't ordinarily know they exist otherwise.  (To a lot of people, ebooks = Amazon Kindle.  Period.)

*Go here to see the marketing video.

Tuesday, May 17, 2011


One Sunday morning, the pastor noticed little Alex standing in the foyer of the church staring up at a large plaque. It was covered with names and small American flags mounted on either side of it. The six-year old had been staring at the plaque for some time, so the pastor walked up, stood beside the little boy, and said quietly, 'Good morning Alex.'

'Good morning Pastor,' he replied, still focused on the plaque. 'Pastor, what is this? '

The pastor said, 'Well son, it's a memorial to all the young men and women who died in the service.'

Soberly, they just stood together, staring at the large plaque. Finally, little Alex's voice, barely audible and trembling with fear asked, 'Which service, the 8:00 or the 09:30?'

(Thanks, Therese!)

Monday, May 16, 2011

Robin Badillo is my Guest Author Tonight on Blog Talk Radio!

Join us tonight on "Other Worlds of Romance" on Blog Talk Radio when Robin Badillo will read from her paranormal romance, THE BETRAYAL, Book 2 of her Blood Hunter series!

Show time is 11 pm et/10 pm ct/ 8 pm pt

Don't miss it!
Jason Craft is a vampire on a mission. Destroy the last of the rogue vampires he’s been enlisted to hunt and he’ll be released from a century old vow made to his creator. Freedom from his obligation is so close he can taste it.

Jazmine Fabré has spent the last fifteen years caring for her adopted younger brother, a vampire with autism, who was attacked and turned by her very own sire. All she wants is justice on his behalf and as fate would have it, Jazmine’s sire is next on Jason’s hit list.

Thrown together on a mission to hunt him down, they find more than they bargained for on their quest…they find each other. As the hunt heats up, they soon discover how hard it is to take down an enemy when they don’t know who it really is.

Will hidden secrets and betrayal destroy them before they have a chance start a life? Or were their lives fated for separate paths all along?

Hunting can be a dangerous sport when the prey has all the ammunition.

Sunday, May 15, 2011

My May Foodzie is Here!

In this tasting box:

* dried pineapple
* traditional alfajores
* lemon poppyseed and almond Biscotti
* assorted fresh herb sea salts
* pure southern iced tea
* classic seaweed snack

Biscotti and hot coffee - yum!

Saturday, May 14, 2011

Check out Erin Nicholas's Free Read This Week!

Check out Erin Nicholas's free read this week over at the Truly Madly Deeply Romance Authors blog.  It's a contemporary based on Billy Currinton's song "Good Directions".

Sometimes it takes getting lost to find where you really want to be…

Rated – PG-13, Some mild profanity, violence or sexual situations may be present or alluded to.
Genre - Contemporary
Heat Level - Sensual

Friday, May 13, 2011

Do These Things Have a Second Purpose?

For the past week one of these speed limit notification buggies has been sitting in my neighborhood.  I know they're supposed to keep you aware of your speed as you drive through, but do they have a second purpose?  I mean, do they also take your photo if you insist on breaking the speed limit?

A curious mind wants to know.

Thursday, May 12, 2011

Wednesday, May 11, 2011

Now Available, The THUNDER Trilogy in One Megabook!

Now Available in one Megabook!

LORD OF THUNDER: 2011 EPIC Ebook Award Winner! Annie Mayall was a young bride, brought to Montana in 1940 by her new husband to start their new life together...as soon as he struck it rich in the promised silver mines. Abandoned for three long, desperate and lonely years, Annie was forced to survive by herself in the wilds of the mountains. Until one stormy night brought a severely wounded stranger to her tiny one-room cabin. A stranger both mystical and fascinating. A stranger who not only brought her happiness, but a kind of love she never knew existed.

A stranger who was not of this earth.

PASSION OF THUNDER: A Two Lips Reviews Recommended Read, A Fallen Angel Reviews Recommended Read Rion and Annie have made a home for themselves on Rion's world. But there are those who cannot tolerate having an "otherworlder" living among them. People who are jealous of their happiness. People who would do anything to see that their marriage is destroyed, and their lives forever ruined. It will take every ounce of love between Rion and Annie to face the obstacles and hatred suddenly thrust at them. What they never anticipated was that an angel would resort to murder.

WINGS OF THUNDER: “In this reviewer’s humble opinion, no one writes more touching, heartfelt romances than Linda Mooney. She can haul you right into the story and make you feel her characters’ desires, happiness, passion and sadness better than any author I’ve ever read.” ~ Two Lips Reviews As the days flow into weeks, and weeks become months, Rion finds Annie slowly becoming more and more despondent with homesickness, melancholy, and the growing need to see her home world again. His own fears escalate, knowing that if she returns, he will never be able to follow her. If she is taken back, he will never see her again. But she is an "otherworlder", and their laws dictate she cannot be forced to remain. If her wish is to go back to Earth, he has no choice but to let her. But when fate sends a messenger through the gap during a massive, destructive storm, Rion is forced to fight to keep what he cannot live without. Now it's a battle between saving their love and their marriage, or giving her up and relinquishing her to the arms of another man.

A man from Earth.
From Whiskey Creek Press Torrid

Tuesday, May 10, 2011

STAR WARS if Done in the Old West


Go Right Now over to Reboot the Blog and check out how
Star Wars might have looked if it had taken place in the Old West!

Monday, May 9, 2011

Ami Blackwelder is my Guest Author Tonight on Blog Talk Radio!

Join us tonight on "Other Worlds of Romance" on Blog Talk Radio when guest author Ami Blackwelder will be reading an excerpt from her sci-fi romance THE SHIFTERS OF 2040 (Shifter Evolution: Book Three).

Show time is 11 pm et/10 pm ct/8 pm pt

Don't miss it!
America 2040. Three Species. Divided Lovers. The Race is on for Planet Earth. Summary: Set in Alaska in 2040, Melissa Marn and Bruce Wilder must work under the iron fist of the SCM, while still trying to maintain humanity. Discovering a world of shifters and hybrids, the scientists must struggle with human prejudice and betrayal.

Saturday, May 7, 2011

Check Out Belinda McBride's Free Read This Week!

Check out Belinda McBride's free read this week over at the Truly Madly Deeply Romance Authors blog!  Her story is based on the Jethro Tull song "Wond'ring Aloud".


Wond'ring aloud, will the years treat us well?

David and Calvin have been ghost hunters for years. They've been best friends for even longer. But now, friendship has evolved into something deeper, and neither man knows how to tell the other how he feels. Enter a pair of hitchhiking ghosts, and the problem just might become even greater!

Rated PG
Genre: m/m, m/f, paranormal
Heat: mild

Friday, May 6, 2011

How to Stay Young


1. Try everything twice. On one woman's tombstone she said she wanted this epitaph: "Tried everything twice. Loved it both times!"

2. Keep only cheerful friends. The grouches pull you down. (Keep this in mind if you are one of those grouches!)

3. Surround yourself with what you love: Whether it's family, pets, keepsakes, music, plants, hobbies, whatever...  Your home is your refuge.

4. Cherish your health: If it is good, preserve it. If it is unstable, improve it. If it is beyond what you can improve, get help.

5. Don't take guilt trips. Take a trip to the mall, even to the next county, to a foreign country, but NOT to where the guilt is.

6. Tell those you love that you love them.  And tell them often.

(Thanks, Skippy!)

Thursday, May 5, 2011

Where's Buddy?

Movie fun!  Try to see if you can name all the movies that took place in NYC.
Available as a poster from TopatoCo.  (Click for a larger picture.)

Wednesday, May 4, 2011

New Cover!

An erotic dark urban fantasy.

Coming June 15th from Whiskey Creek Press Torrid.

Tuesday, May 3, 2011

POSSESSION Gets a Top Pick From Miz Love!

Possession. I can’t even begin to know where to start. It’s excellent, in my opinion. I really did enjoy it. It’s paranormal, and very convincingly done it is too. J is blind but can see auras, working out what the colours are from what she had been told they represented as a child. She lives alone, has a helper friend who cleans up and pays her bills for her, and I got a huge insight into what it must be like to be blind. Her helper knows she mustn’t move anything, and if she does, she’s to tell J so she doesn’t trip and hurt herself. I can’t imagine what it’s like—I even tried it on a break from reading, walking around with my eyes shut—and I have the utmost respect and admiration for blind people who continue living as much of a “normal” life as seeing people do.

So, I learned a lot, got to think deeply about something because of this book, and I’m grateful for that. Sometimes we tend to forget there are people out there so much worse off than we are, and when a book like this comes along that gently shows us how others live—Ms Mooney doesn’t bash the reader over the head with it, she guides you along—it makes me sit up and think. Thank you, Ms Mooney.

**plot spoiler ahead**

Kiel is dead. Yes, our hero is dead but can make himself seen to living people. Fab-u-lous! He woke to find himself dead and went to his brother, knowing he would help him try and find who had killed him and the other people found dead recently. Together, he and Sam (his brother) aim to find the killer with the help of J, who the police enlist from time to time to help them solve cases.

Kiel and J are attracted to one another, and she knows he is dead right away. It may seem strange to some that a dead person can exist as a living person, make you wonder how Kiel and J’s relationship can possibly develop, but it can, due to Kiel being able to make himself seen. Their love is real, it’s romantic, and what cinched it for me, Possession wasn’t all about the sex. Yes, it has sex in it, lovely scenes, I might add, but it focussed more on the budding emotions and feelings, about how they interacted with one another, how they each fought to deal with what they knew would eventually happen: When Kiel found his dead body (he had no idea where he’d been killed), there was a strong possibility he as a spirit person would finally die properly.

J and Kiel know their time is limited, but they can’t spend all their time together as they undoubtedly wish they could (who wouldn’t, knowing he’ll be taken from her?). Instead, they have to work towards finding the monster who is killing people. And a monster it is, but I won’t spoil the plot here. Although he’s a monster, he does have some redeeming qualities, and I felt empathy for him a couple of times, especially at the end, when he did something that made me cry.

**Best Bits**

Her forehead was a canvas for him on which to paint his kisses.

“Yeah, well, get used to it quick because I’ve got stubborn all but tattooed across my butt…”

Her eyes were enormous hazel pools, so wide Sam could see the gory room reflected in their surface.

Under the gray skies the apartment building looked like the discarded husk of an insect that had outgrown it and moved on. (Wow. Just…wow!)

Their footsteps rang like out-of-tune chimes… (another wow!)

She whipped around to see the immense black figure standing a few feet away. (Shivers!)

“I fixed him.” (I know you’re not meant to feel empathy for the bad guy, really, but here I did. I wanted to hug him for what he had done.)


Possession is well written with an easy-going voice that sucks you in. The plot, the blind woman, the dead hero, all culminate into a rip-roaring book that I urge anyone and everyone to read. It rocks big-time.

I've been really good throughout this review and haven't cursed once, but a Miz Management review without cursing just wouldn't be the same, so I'll slip it in here. POSSESSION KICKS AZZ!

Monday, May 2, 2011

Rachel Firasek is My Guest Author Tonight on "Other Worlds of Romance"

Don't miss tonight's episode of "Other Worlds of Romance" on Blog Talk Radio when my guest author wil be Rachel Firasek.  She'll be reading from her new release, Passion of the Soul: Piper's Fury.

Show time is 11 pm et/10 pm ct/ 8 pm pt

Don't miss it!
When empath Piper Anast meets sexy, tormented vampire Bennett Slade, she stumbles headlong into a telepathic connection with his missing daughter—and lust. As they close in on the evil creature holding his daughter—and each other—Piper’s powers turn deadly. She must face down demons she never knew she had if any of them are to survive her fury.

Sunday, May 1, 2011

A Real-Life "Up"

I don't know if this photo is real or staged, but if you like the movie "Up", you'll get it. 

Found at Lucky Lobos's Soup.