Monday, July 15, 2019

New and FREE! RED RACING STRIPES, a Horrific Short Story


RED RACING STRIPES
A horrific short story
by Linda Mooney writing as Gail Smith
Word Count:  2.6K
$.00 e
Free and only available on my website!

All he wanted was a little paint modification for his new car.

 EXCERPT:   
           “But I want that car.” He emphasized each word very clearly, very distinctly.
            “Sir,” the salesman began again, leaning over his black Lucite and chrome desk. “As I’ve said before, you can have the car. I would love to sell you the car, but it must be as is. The model does not come with the option for additional decoration.”
            Rolling his eyes, Deems tried to compromise. “Surely there is somebody in your body shop who can do a decent paint job? Hell and damnation! How much trouble can it be to add a few simple racing stripes?” Feeling the heat rise up into his face, he realized he needed to calm down or his doctor would double up the dosage on his blood pressure medicine.
            “If I’m gonna pay a hundred and eighty-eight thousand for a car, the least you can do is get some red paint and put two or three of those real pretty, skinny lines all the way down the sides, just above the fender line. Crap, I’d do it myself but I haven’t got a real steady hand. Not at my age, anyway.” And I’m too damn old for all this nonsense, too, Deems thought as he pulled a hand across his forehead.
            The salesclerk stood up. “Look, do you mind if I go talk with my manager for a minute?” The impasse had to end somewhere, and it was obvious it was going to take the intervention of someone higher up before any further progress could be made.
             “Please do!” Deems snapped. “And if he won’t agree to my request, I’ll want to have a talk with him myself!” he yelled at the retreating back. “Haven’t you people ever heard the phrase ‘the customer is always right’?”     


Sunday, July 14, 2019

Six on Sunday - MIRACLE of Hope, the Miracle Trilogy, Book 3

Six paragraphs from MIRACLE of Hope, the Miracle Trilogy, Book 3.

1. 
She glanced over to see him intently staring at her. Nodding, she went back to her burger, but she no longer had an appetite. She didn’t know what would occur once she met the demons. Once they had their final showdown. She didn’t know if she would survive, or if any of them would survive, including Coheed.

2. “That you’re terrified of losing her.” Gilly pointed toward the diner. “She’s not dead, but she’s not alive, either. I haven’t figured out exactly why she was chosen, same as you, but I have a pretty good idea. And if I’m right, you know as well as I do that her human half may not survive this final battle.” He dropped his voice. “She could be lost to you for all eternity, and that scares the crap out of you, doesn’t it, Coheed? You know you could lose her forever because God may not allow her to be resurrected a second time.”

3. “In the past, every time the demons managed to capture me, they always taunted me. They called me names like ‘little mouse,’ like I was one of those rodents scientists use to experiment on.” Seeing the two men intently paying attention, she continued. “Well, this time, they didn’t just call me ‘little mouse.’ They called me an angel mouse, and they asked me where my wings were.” She shook her head. “Why would they call me that? Is it because of you?” She turned to Coheed. “If it’s one thing I’ve learned since I was resurrected, it’s that those things don’t say or do anything without a damn good reason. Oh, and by the way, they also pretty much told me that the final showdown out in the middle of nowhere wasn’t going to happen. That they were not going to let it happen. How would they know about that?”

4. Sliding her arms around his neck, she pressed herself tighter against him. “I don’t know how much longer we’ll have together. But I don’t want to waste any opportunity we have to love each other. I don’t care if sex between an angel and a mortal isn’t allowed. I love you, Coheed. It’s going to tear me apart to lose you.”

5. He hit the brake and jerked the wheel to the right. Their vehicle slid onto the shoulder and plowed against the guard rail. A high-pitched scream burned her ears with metal screeching across metal as they careened along the edge of the highway.

6. Quickly, Casi stripped naked, tossing her clothing to the side, then readjusted her grip on the cold bar. She didn’t want to go out into the freezing weather, but she knew she was only delaying the inevitable. Meanwhile, more trucks pulled up to the building, some with their headlights on, most of them without. The parking lot overflowed, and she could see more of them coming in the distance. She could barely make out the trucks’ back doors opening, and dozens upon dozens of those creatures exiting the cargo containers.

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Friday, July 12, 2019

Please Welcome Gracen Miller and Julie Morgan as They Tell Us About Their New Release, DICK, The Private Dick Series, Bk. 1

DICK

The Private Dick Series, Book 1

Mystery/Suspense/Paranormal Romance

by Gracen Miller and Julie Morgan
$3.99 e

Bourbon, beads, and blood.

KING
Phuck is the king of New Orleans. A demon who offers immortality for loyalty and respect. As president of the Voodoo Dawgs MC, he’s become as iconic to Nawlins’ citizens as the French Quarter. With Voodoo Mama and his brothers at his side, he’s untouchable, his power limitless. But when one of his demon brothers is discovered murdered, his life is about to be shaken up in ways he could’ve never anticipated.

SHERIFF
Enzo is a sheriff, a shifter with a badge, who’s lost his power and the respect of the citizens of New Orleans. Betrayed by those he trusted, he’s fallen into disgrace, unable to remain sober long enough to pull himself together. When one of Phuck’s men is found dead, Enzo calls in the big guns to help solve the murder.

DICK
Panther shifter Detective Natalia Cortes arrives to investigate a demonic killing in NOLA. It’s not just any homicide, but the murder of a demon who happens to be part of the Voodoo Dawgs MC. The self-appointed King of New Orleans doesn’t want her there, but she feels his heated gaze. The sheriff needs her help to solve the case, but the more time he spends with her, the more he wants to claim her as his mate.

Welcome to the Dark Days and Voodoo Nights of New Orleans!


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Thursday, July 11, 2019

Now Available in Print! MIRACLE of Hope, the Miracle Trilogy, Bk. 3


Now Available in Print!

The trilogy is complete!

MIRACLE of Hope
The Miracle Trilogy, Book 3
Paranormal, Supernatural, Contemporary Fantasy Romance
By Linda Mooney
Word Count: 37.3K
$2.99 e / $9.99 p
(Coming Soon to Audiobook)

My name is Casi Clarity and I draw demons to me like flies to honey. They want me dead. Again. If only to see if I am resurrected a second time, and how. All I want to know is why me?

The road to Texas has been a hard one. I’ve seen some ghosts from my past that I thought were long gone, but learning secrets that were kept from me could explain why I was chosen. 

I know it’s already been written. Coheed knows, Gilly knows, but apparently I have to figure it out on my own.

According to Coheed, though, what’s not written is exactly where, when, or who will triumph, but I know everything happens for a reason. I was resurrected for a reason. Coheed was sent to me for a reason. I just have to trust in God’s plan, and I do. I also know that if I die this time, I probably won’t be allowed another chance.

It’s time for the final showdown. I don’t know if I will survive, or if any of us will. But it’s God’s will, and we must fight regardless of the outcome.

My name is Casi.

The undead call me their angel mouse.

Coheed calls me Earth’s last miracle.

Warning! Contains semi-trailer trucks, a gold medallion, sleet, discovery of a long-preserved secret, ice cream, answered questions, and a final farewell that evolves into a happy forever after for all eternity.




Tuesday, July 9, 2019

Come Join the Summer Love Romance Giveaway!


Summer Love
All-Genres Romance Giveaway
July 9-29

Summer and love just naturally go together, especially when a great romance novel is waiting for you to drop into a hammock with it on your ebook reader and a cool drink nearby. Find your next summer crush in your favorite romance genre from among the books on sale in our fair. All priced 2.99 or less, some free!

Monday, July 8, 2019

New! MIRACLE of Hope, The Miracle Trilogy Book 3, a Paranormal, Supernatural, Contemporary Fantasy Romance


The trilogy is complete!


New!

MIRACLE of Hope
The Miracle Trilogy, Book 3
Paranormal, Supernatural, Contemporary Fantasy Romance
Word Count: 37.3K
$2.99 e

My name is Casi Clarity and I draw demons to me like flies to honey. They want me dead. Again. If only to see if I am resurrected a second time, and how. All I want to know is why me?


The road to Texas has been a hard one. I’ve seen some ghosts from my past that I thought were long gone, but learning secrets that were kept from me could explain why I was chosen. 

I know it’s already been written. Coheed knows, Gilly knows, but apparently I have to figure it out on my own.

According to Coheed, though, what’s not written is exactly where, when, or who will triumph, but I know everything happens for a reason. I was resurrected for a reason. Coheed was sent to me for a reason. I just have to trust in God’s plan, and I do. I also know that if I die this time, I probably won’t be allowed another chance.

It’s time for the final showdown. I don’t know if I will survive, or if any of us will. But it’s God’s will, and we must fight regardless of the outcome.

My name is Casi.

The undead call me their angel mouse.

Coheed calls me Earth’s last miracle.

Warning! Contains semi-trailer trucks, a gold medallion, sleet, discovery of a long-preserved secret, ice cream, answered questions, and a final farewell that evolves into a happy forever after for all eternity.


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