Tuesday, June 30, 2009

Quotes of the Day

And to conclude with a fireworks display of humor:

When a child is locked in the bathroom with water running and he says he's doing nothing but the dog is barking, call 911.

When your mother asks, "Do you want a piece of advice?" it is a mere formality. It doesn't matter if you answer yes or no. You're going to get it anyway.

Who in their infinite wisdom decreed that Little League uniforms be white? Certainly not a mother.

Youngsters of the age of two and three are endowed with extraordinary strength. They can lift a dog twice their own weight and dump him into the bathtub.

When humor goes, there goes civilization.

And my personal favorite:

When I stand before God at the end of my life, I would hope that I would not have a single bit of talent left, and could say, "I used everything you gave me".

Monday, June 29, 2009

Quote of the Day

What's with you men? Would hair stop growing on your chest if you asked directions somewhere?

Sunday, June 28, 2009

Setting Things Straight: WCPT is NOT a Vanity Publisher!

Once upon a time, Whiskey Creek Press USED TO charge authors who wanted to exercise their option to put their books in PRINT ( NOT to PUBLISH their books.) It was NEVER a requirement for publishing in e-format.

That "option" was dropped as of January, 2008. That's a year and a half ago, folks. Their contract now states that if the ebook sells a certain specified minimum number AND if the book is a minimum number of words (aka: short stories will not go to print due to size vs costs, only novellas and novels), then the book goes to print AT NO CHARGE TO THE AUTHOR.

So please do not think of WCP/T as being a vanity press. Not anymore. Not in a LONG time. That argument is long dead and gone.

Thank you.

Quote of the Day

There's nothing sadder in this world than to awake Christmas morning and not be a child.

Saturday, June 27, 2009

Quote of the Day

The only reason I would take up jogging is so that I could hear heavy breathing again.

Friday, June 26, 2009

Quote of the Day

Thanksgiving dinners take eighteen hours to prepare. They are consumed in twelve minutes. Half-times take twelve minutes. This is not coincidence.

Thursday, June 25, 2009

RIP Michael Jackson

What's New? Check Out My Podcasts!

I now have a direct link to my podcasts located on my website. Right now you'll find "5 Minutes with Mooney" where you can hear about some of my books.

New! The Blog Talk Radio interview regarding Authors After Dark Paranormal Weekend with Stella Price and Diana Castilleja (and a little toward the end, me!)

Check it out and learn more about this book signing event coming up Oct. 23-25 in Suffern, NY!

Quote of the Day

People shop for a bathing suit with more care than they do a husband or wife. The rules are the same. Look for something you'll feel comfortable wearing. Allow for room to grow.

Wednesday, June 24, 2009

Psst! Wanna Sneak Peek?

Okey-doke. I've added an excerpt link to all my books listed on my Coming Soon page on my website, for those of you who want a Sneak Peek. :D


Quote of the Day (a Twofer!)

Never have more children than you have car windows.

Never lend your car to anyone to whom you have given birth.

Tuesday, June 23, 2009

Castle’s Keep is Now Available at Fictionwise at 15% Off!

Just wanted to let everyone know...

Castle’s Keep
A sensuous fantasy romance story
by Linda Mooney
Is Now Available at Fictionwise at 15% Off!

He was a man angry at an accident which left him forever incapacitated. She was a woman disfigured and empty. Add one immense painting imbued with a magical ability, and the resulting enchantment changed more than just their lives.

It changed their world. But would it last?

Quote of the Day

Never go to your high school reunion pregnant or they will think that is all you have done since you graduated.

Monday, June 22, 2009

Quote of the Day

My theory on housework is, if the item doesn't multiply, smell, catch fire, or block the refrigerator door, let it be. No one else cares. Why should you?

Sunday, June 21, 2009

Happy Father's Day!

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Quote of the Day

My second favorite household chore is ironing. My first being hitting my head on the top bunk bed until I faint.

Friday, June 19, 2009

Quote of the Day

I've exercised with women so thin that buzzards followed them to their cars.

Thursday, June 18, 2009

Drive-By Posting - My Take On It

I've just been accused of "drive-by posting".


After the initial "huh?", it was explained to me. Anyone who posts on email loop lists ONLY when they have a new release, or want to promote their book for various reasons and do not actively participate on the loop at any other time is therefore a "drive-by poster". And apparently being a DBP is a big NO-NO.

*double sigh*

I thought about this, and here's what I have to say about being a DBP.

I work full time. Writing is my hobby, my part-time job. That means my writing time is limited and therefore very precious to me. I would LOVE to be able to spend more time on the loops talking, but that would take time away from my writing. If you consider the number of loops I'm on, not counting taking care of my website, my blog, my MySpace, and a dozen other sites where I have a presence, trying to be active is more than a problem. It's almost an impossibility.

So what would you rather see? Me, on the loops, chatting away? Or more of my books?

Quote of the Day

I take a very practical view of raising children. I put a sign in each of their rooms: "Checkout Time is 18 years."

Wednesday, June 17, 2009

Thumbs Up or Down? New Book Trailer Videos!

Okay. After much trial and error (too many attempts to mention, and about three times the errors), I've come up with a new "version" of my book video trailers. Here's how they differ:

1. classical music (so no copyright infringement)
2. NO words on screen (many times I've heard comments that either the words disappear before they can be read, or that the words are too hard to read against the background picture)
3. the blurb is read

So tell me what you think. Honestly. My first one completed is to LORD OF THUNDER, my newest release. Eventually I'll get all my books changed over, but until then...

Tidbits and Trivia - And You Could Win a Prize!

Can you find the homage?

I used a familiar phrase from the movie Somewhere In Time in Lord of Thunder. Couldn't help myself. :D

If you know what it is, email me at

If you have the correct answer, there's a prize in it for you!
Contest ends June 30th!

(Original cover mock-up by P.S. Nim)

Quote of the Day

I haven't trusted polls since I read that 62% of women had affairs during their lunch hour. I've never met a woman in my life who would give up lunch for sex.

Tuesday, June 16, 2009

5 Enchantments for HEARTCRYSTAL!

Sci-Fi Romance
Whiskey Creek Press Torrid
Sensuality Rating: Sensual
374 Pgs
$6.99 E-book
Available now
Rating: 5 Enchantments

Let’s meet our rugged hero Udo Vosstien known as Hunter by his comrades in arms. He is a very hard working young man. His word is his bond and everyone knows it. He is very much in love with his young wife Terrin known as Starlight and he is also a little worried, she is just now getting her strength back and it is almost time to return to work. All he can hope for is the best but if anything happened to her he does not think he would survive it.

Now for our heroine Terrin Vosstirn known as Starlight. A young woman that would give her life for those she loved and almost did. She has came on her Honeymoon for a little rest and relaxation hoping to get to know Hunter’s parents better. She is still a little tired but will soon be her old self again. But she can never forget what she had to give up to save a world - her child.

This is a story of two of the most noble of the Guardians. Hunter and Starlight were destined to become one. It started with a manipulation but ended with a dream come true. They have come to Hunter’s home planet to get Starlight's strength up and on the way find out about Heart Crystals and actually get one, never dreaming that it would one day save thir lives and the lives of their future children.

I loved this story; it had all the elements of my favorite Genre, Sc/fi romance. Ms Mooney again has brought amazing characters to life and made them seem real. She has magic in her fingers when it comes to her stories. Her books are full of wonders and dreams, and they pull you into them and you never want to leave.

This book left me with a feeling of what it could be like to travel with such wonderful people. I cannot wait to get my hands on her next novel. She never disappoints and always leaves you wanting more. In my humble opinion she is one of the best authors EVER.

Enchanting Reviews
May 2009

It's the 16th, And You Know What That Means!

It's my day to blog over at the WCPTorrid blog! This month I am promoting my brand new release Lord of Thunder AND I'm issuing a challenge!

Check it out! I dare you!


Quote of the Day

How come anything you buy will go on sale next week?

Monday, June 15, 2009

Congratulations to the Winners of a Copy of LORD OF THUNDER!

Congratulations to Dutch and RahJigga02! Winners of a free PDF of LORD OF THUNDER, book 1 of my "Thunder" trilogy!

New! LORD OF THUNDER (Book 1 of the "Thunder" Trilogy)


Lord of Thunder

An Erotic Fantasy Romance Novel
(Book 1 of the Thunder Trilogy)
From Whiskey Creek Press Torrid

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.

Warning: This book contains mutilation, abandonment, total isolation, harsh and unbearable weather, blood-letting, attempted homicide, attempted angelcide, snoopy but concerned neighbors, close confinement, and unusual uses for a feather.

Quote of the Day

House guests should be regarded as perishables: Leave them out too long and they go bad.

Sunday, June 14, 2009

Saturday, June 13, 2009

Heads up! I'm giving away a free copy of LORD OF THUNDER!

Hey, everyone!

I'm giving away a PDF copy of my next new release LORD OF THUNDER (book 1 of the "Thunder" trilogy), due out Monday, the 15th!

Here's all you have to do...

1. Send me a private email with LOT in the subject, so I know you're entering the contest.
2. In the email, tell me the names of my hero and heroine in LORD OF THUNDER. That's all you have to do!

Your name will go in the contest hat, and I will draw the winner on release day, June 15th!

Thanks and good luck!

Quote of the Day

Getting out of the hospital is a lot like resigning from a book club. You're not out of it until the computer says you're out of it.

Friday, June 12, 2009

Quote of the Day

For years my wedding ring has done its job. It has led me not into temptation. It has reminded my husband numerous times at parties that it's time to go home. It has been a source of relief to a dinner companion. It has been a status symbol in the maternity ward.

Thursday, June 11, 2009


Now Available!


A delightfully horrifying tidbit
by Gail Smith
(Linda Mooney writing horror as)
Just $.99
From Red Rose Publishing!

* * *
Something lives in the big black plastic garbage bag. Something that isn't human. Something that depends on the goodwill of others to provide it with food. Fortunately, it's not particular if its meal is dead, long dead... or alive.

* And don't forget! If you email me the receipt or proof of purchase, I will send you a second little horror story Absolutely Free as a Thank You gift!

Quote of the Day

Dreams have only one owner at a time. That's why dreamers are lonely.

Wednesday, June 10, 2009

It's a BOGO!!

Yes! You heard right!

Tomorrow, my short horror story EENIE MEENIE will be released at Red Rose Publishing. If you buy my story, send me the receipt or proof of purchase, and I will send you a Second little horror story Absolutely Free!
Email it to Linda@LindaMooney.com and put BOGO in the subject.

How can you go wrong?

Quote of the Day

Don't confuse fame with success. Madonna is one; Helen Keller is the other.

Tuesday, June 9, 2009

Quote of the Day

Do you know what you call those who use towels and never wash them, eat meals and never do the dishes, sit in rooms they never clean, and are entertained till they drop? If you have just answered, "A house guest," you're wrong because I have just described my kids.

Monday, June 8, 2009

Quote of the Day

Did you ever notice that the first piece of luggage on the carousel never belongs to anyone?

Sunday, June 7, 2009

Quote of the Day

Being a child at home alone in the summer is a high-risk occupation. If you call your mother at work thirteen times an hour, she can hurt you.

Saturday, June 6, 2009

New Contract!

Yayy! Whiskey Creek Press Torrid has contracted my very out-of-the-box werewolf/erotic paranormal romance novel FROM OUT OF THE SHADOWS.

As soon as I get home (I'm currently in Massachusetts on vacation.) I'll update my website to include the blurb and excerpt.

I'm psyched! :D

Quote of the Day

Before you try to keep up with the Joneses, be sure they're not trying to keep up with you.

Friday, June 5, 2009

Quote of the Day

Anybody who watches three games of football in a row should be declared brain dead.

Thursday, June 4, 2009

Quote of the Day

All of us have moments in our lives that test our courage. Taking children into a house with a white carpet is one of them.

Wednesday, June 3, 2009

Quote of the Day

A friend will tell you she saw your old boyfriend - and he's a priest.

Tuesday, June 2, 2009

Do you want to have your name sent to Mars by the Jet Propulsion Laboratory?

Do you want to have your name sent to Mars by the Jet Propulsion Laboratory?
Site to sign up:

(P.S. Don't forget to print off your certificate of participation!)

Quote of the Day

A friend never defends a husband who gets his wife an electric skillet for her birthday.

Monday, June 1, 2009

MY STRENGTH, MY POWER, MY LOVE is the #1 Best Seller for WCPT!


You’ll need to change ... your website to read “Author of 8 Consecutive #1 Best Sellers!”

Congratulations from all of us at Whiskey Creek Press for MY STRENGTH, MY POWER, MY LOVE hitting Number One at Whiskey Creek Press for June 2009!

Debra Womack, Publisher
Jan Janssen, Executive Editor
Steven Womack, Publisher

Erma Bombeck - On the Mark, Wildly Irreverent, and Funny as Hell!

I am paying tribute all of June to one of the funniest women writers I have ever known. Sadly, Erma Bombeck is no long with us to show us the hilarious side of being human, but every day I will post one of her quotes which I hope will bring a smile to your face.