Friday, December 30, 2011

Wednesday, December 28, 2011

Parking at Work

A friend sent this to me. I thought it was too funny not to share!

Tuesday, December 27, 2011

Time to Make Room for the Christmas Gifts!


Found this at Pinterest. I think it's excellent. A good motivator, and a way to start cleaning out the old to make room for the new. The woman who uploaded this has two children (Scott and Lucy), in case you're wondering. Of course, I'm going to adapt this to fit my house since I don't have a laundry room (and I won't touch the garage. Hubby would have a fit.) Goodwill is going to have a field day when I'm done!

Monday, December 26, 2011

Santa Brought Me a New Review!

Je t’aime Laurent may have been born blind, but that doesn't mean she can't see...auras. And a lot more. A psychic, she volunteers her services to the police, helping to solve crimes when trails run cold for the cops. The latest case she's been called in on involves a string of murders by a serial killer the press is calling The Shredder. She expects the case to be gruesome, but she doesn't expect to find the love of her life. Or a murderer who is already dead. Detective Kiel (pronounced Kyle) Stark isn't exactly what he appears to be either, something J can tell from his blazing white aura.

One of two detectives assigned to her, Kiel is attracted to the mysterious psychic who didn't react to his secret quite the way he thought she would. Instead of running in the opposite direction, screaming bloody murder, she sees him as the man he once was. He's the first “man” to call out to J's soul, and it isn't long before Kiel's captivated by her. They want a lifetime together, but getting too close comes with a price tag, one Kiel isn't sure he wants J to bear alone once he's gone. Will J be able to convince Kiel that she wants whatever time she can have with him, and will he be able to keep her safe from a killer that is no longer human?

Linda Mooney has been one of my favorite authors for some time now, and one of the reasons for that is I never know what she's going to come up with next. Although there isn't a strong romantic thread leading up to Kiel and J deciding to make what they can of a temporary relationship, Possession is a gripping, heart-pounding paranormal thriller. The fast-paced action grabbed me on page one of the prologue and then chapter one jumps a month ahead, something I wish Ms. Mooney would have noted at the beginning of the chapter because it was a little startling to find Kiel seemingly alive and well. At first, I thought the book had gone back in time.

Once I got my bearings, I had to keep reading to find out what happens, not only with the hunt for The Shredder, but with Kiel and J's love affair. Will Kiel somehow find a way to stay with J for a happy ending? Or will she lose what means the most to her, the man she's come to love with all her heart? Despite what she does for the police department, J lives a sheltered, lonely life. Before Kiel and Sam Reese, his half-brother and partner on the force, she had no one but the woman who came in daily to do her grocery shopping, banking, and cleaning. Kiel entering her life brightened her life with more than just his dazzling white aura. Frankly, I can't say anything more about Kiel without giving everything away, but just let me say, he's the great guy we all hope our daughters end up with. Even The Shredder, who's scary as hell, isn't entirely bad, and Sam is an accepting, understanding brother who isn't quite ready to let his baby brother go. I'd really like to see him get a sequel. He deserves so much more than what he was left with at the end, and I can think of several scenarios that might work to give him his own happily-ever-after.
The ending is a bit sudden, though not unexpected as this is a love story as well as a paranormal thriller. I just would have liked to have had the happiness drawn out a bit more. Otherwise, this book rocks. I definitely recommend it.

From Merrylee, TwoLips Reviews

Sunday, December 25, 2011

Merry Christmas!


From the Mooney household and "Agent Kringle"


Saturday, December 24, 2011

On the Twelfth Giveaway Day of Christmas...

my winner is Desiree (desi)!

Congratulations! Please pick out your choice of which book you want and email me back your request!

Thank you for entering!

Friday, December 23, 2011

On the Eleventh Giveaway Day of Christmas...

my winner is Lori (rnlmac)!

Congratulations! Please pick out your choice of which book you want and email me back your request!

Thank you for entering!

(If anyone else would like to get in on the contest, there's still time! Just email me and ask to be included!)

Thursday, December 22, 2011

On the Tenth Giveaway Day of Christmas...

my winner is Melanie (arafel1962)!

Congratulations! Please pick out your choice of which book you want and email me back your request!

Thank you for entering!

(If anyone else would like to get in on the contest, there's still time! Just email me and ask to be included!)

Wednesday, December 21, 2011

On the Ninth Giveaway Day of Christmas...

my winner is Ella A (artsyoil)!

Congratulations! Please pick out your choice of which book you want and email me back your request!

Thank you again for entering!

(If anyone else would like to get in on the contest, there's still time! Just email me and ask to be included!)

Tuesday, December 20, 2011

You're Invited to a Christmas Party!


Join us over at The Romance Studio and catch up on all the latest news and releases! They're giving away a NOOK Tablet to one lucky reader, plus a lot of other prizes from the TRS prize vault and featured authors.

This party will take place from December 19th - through Midnight EST December 23rd, 2011 at the party site - http://trsparties.com. We hope to see you there!

On the Eighth Giveaway Day of Christmas...

my winner is Shawnee (psdpoling)!

Congratulations! Please pick out your choice of which book you want and email me back your request!

Thank you again for entering!

(If anyone else would like to get in on the contest, there's still time! Just email me and ask to be included!)

Monday, December 19, 2011

Deena Remiel is my Guest Author Tonight on "Other Worlds of Romance" on Blog Talk Radio!

Don't miss tonight's show! Deena Remiel is my guest author on "Other Worlds of Romance" on Blog Talk Radio, and she'll be reading from her erotic paranormal romance, RELIC, a Brethren novel.

Show time is 11 pm et/ 10 pm ct/ 8 pm pt
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Raphael, a Brethren Savior, an angel with a forgotten past, has lost his power to heal and is on a self-imposed guilt trip to get it back.
Serena Sikes is a wanted woman. Desired by “undesirables” for a stolen relic and its suspected healing powers, she is hunted down in the Arizona desert and left for dead.
Raphael and Serena are inexorably bound together, for locked deep within the relic’s heart is the soul of his long lost wife. Danger lurks around every corner as Raphael tries to keep both Serena and his dead wife’s soul alive and lustful temptation at bay.
Three souls bound together by an ancient relic, bound by a timeless gift, and bound by a love that is eternal.

On the Seventh Giveaway Day of Christmas...

the winner is Heather (wolfwhisper)!

Congratulations! Please pick out your choice of which book you want and email me back your request!

Thank you for entering!

(If anyone else would like to get in on the contest, there's still time! Just email me and ask to be included!)

Sunday, December 18, 2011

New! HIS LAST REQUEST, an erotic, apocalyptic Christmas story

Now Available!

HIS LAST REQUEST
An erotic, apocalyptic Christmas story
from Red Rose Publishing
ISBN: 978-1-4543-0124-0
Word Count: 3,944 
http://redrosepublishing.com/books/product_info.php?products_id=1148

If you had only one more day to live, what would you do? Corwin knows. And no one and nothing is going to stop him from the telling the woman he has loved silently and from afar how much he cares for her.
***
The bouquet he held was silk. Finding actual flowers was nearly impossible, and he wasn't going to waste another minute searching for a florist and spending useless money on the real thing. That is, if there were any florists and flowers left. He was lucky he had purchased these on a whim just prior to hell breaking loose.

Corwin stared down at himself. The fresh blue t-shirt he'd donned before coming over here was already soaked with sweat, as were his jeans. Perspiration rolled down his face, and his head felt like it was going to explode. Standing in the meager shadow provided by the porch did little to keep the stifling heat from penetrating all the way to the marrow of his bones, to suck out every last drop of moisture from his body. There was no wind. It was over one hundred twenty degrees Fahrenheit, and climbing.
And it was around the middle of December, a week before Christmas.

He stood in front of the white door and stared at the slim, rectangular doorbell embedded in the wall. There was no knocker. Just a small cut glass window for people to peer through. A quick glance at his watch told him it was already past ten p.m., but the world was as bright as noon. Taking a deep breath, he raised his fist and knocked instead.

After a few seconds of silence, he knocked again. This time a surprised face looked out the window, spotted him, and her eyes widened further. There was the sound of a deadbolt lock sliding back, and the door opened a few inches.

Her hair was pulled back in a ponytail. Loose hairs were plastered to her face and neck from her own sweat. There was the awkward silence, then she spoke.

"Corwin?"

"Hi, Sadie."

"What are you doing here?"

Holding out the handful of silk flowers, Corwin watched as she glanced down at them. "I came to give you these and wish you a Merry Christmas. And to tell you goodbye."

On the Sixth Giveaway Day of Christmas...

my winner is Heather (sheethatsgreen)!

Congratulations! Please pick out your choice of which book you want and email me back your request!

Thank you for entering!

(If anyone else would like to get in on the contest, there's still time! Just email me and ask to be included!)

Saturday, December 17, 2011

It's a Booksigning! Come By and Say, "Hi!"


Diana Castilleja/DeRicci and I will be at The Book Basket, 913 Main in Bastrop, TX from 11-4 today. We'd love for you to come by and say, "Hi!"

And while you're there, need an idea for a great Christmas gift? How about a personally autographed romance novel?

On the Fifth Giveaway Day of Christmas...

my winner is
Jody (gogi1_2)!
Congratulations! Please pick out your choice of which book you want and email me back your request!

Thank you for entering!


(If anyone else would like to get in on the contest, there's still time! Just email me and ask to be included!)

Friday, December 16, 2011

On the Fourth Giveaway Day of Christmas...

the winner is
Sharon (smanninglew)!
Congratulations! Please pick out your choice of which book you want and email me back your request!

Thank you for entering!
(If anyone else would like to get in on the contest, there's still time! Just email me and ask to be included!)

Thursday, December 15, 2011

New! CUT GLASS: JEWELS, BOOK 2 - RUBY


Now Available!

Cut Glass: Jewels, Book 2 - Ruby
An erotic urban fantasy romance novel

Forget everything you think you know about mass murderers and crimes of passion, because now you’re going to learn the truth. People don’t decide one day to go out and kill as many people as they can, or wake up one morning, grab the nearest shotgun or axe, and proceed to hack apart their loved ones. They do it because they’re infected with a jewel, a creature of intense beauty and danger. Once the jewel takes over a host’s body, that person dies, leaving the jewel in total control to thrive on fear and horror.

Cutler and David are reunited, and this time they will fight anyone who tries to separate them again. But when someone steals shards of defeated jewels, word is that an underground faction is trying to re-grow the deadly entities from those pieces. Cutler and David are assigned to help recover those shards before that can be accomplished. Because if they fail, the number of jewels will increase to where the delicate balance between lapies and demons will be compromised.

After which the wholesale slaughter of mankind will be imminent.

Warning: Contains strenuous hiking, shower sex, a traitor, Strychnine poisoning, a secret apartment, bell jars, emotional torture, slaughter in a hospital, and a job offer he can't refuse.

On the Third Giveaway Day of Christmas...

my winner is
Ilona (felinewyvern)!

Congratulations! Please pick out your choice of which book you want and email me back your request!

Thank you for entering!
(If anyone else would like to get in on the contest, there's still time! Just email me and ask to be included!)

Wednesday, December 14, 2011

On the Second Giveaway Day of Christmas...

my winner is
Danielle (drakenfyre)!

Congratulations! Please pick out your choice of which book you want and email me back your request!

Thank you for entering!
(If anyone else would like to get in on the contest, there's still time! Just email me and ask to be included!)

Tuesday, December 13, 2011

On the First Giveaway Day of Christmas...

Jo Fox!

Congratulations! Please pick out your choice of which book you want and email me back your request!

Thank you for entering!

(If anyone else would like to get in on the contest, there's still time! Just email me and ask to be included!)

Monday, December 12, 2011

Don't Miss Tonight's Show "Other Worlds of Romance" on Blog Talk Radio!

Tonight on "Other Worlds of Romance" on Blog Talk Radio, I will be reading excerpts from my two December releases, HIS LAST REQUEST, an erotic sci-fi short from Red Rose Publishing, and CUT GLASS: JEWELS, BOOK 2 - RUBY, a dark erotic urban fantasy romance from Whiskey Creek Press Torrid! Plus I'll be giving away a PDF of each to listeners!

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


Sunday, December 11, 2011

Need a Gift Idea? Give Them One of My Books!


Did you know you can give a friend one of my books as a gift?

I have several styles to choose from, and several amounts, and you can pay for it with your PAYPAL account!

Click here to start shopping!


Saturday, December 10, 2011

Camouflage Experts


Check out this link for many wonderful photos of nature's camouflage experts.

Friday, December 9, 2011

Personification

Check out this site to see what the Disney Princesses would look like as real people. It's pretty awesome!

Thursday, December 8, 2011

Where There's Smoke...



I love the beauty in these captured images. Especially the rainbow flare
coming off of the candle.

Monday, December 5, 2011

Boone Brux is my Guest Author Tonight on "Other Worlds of Romance" on Blog Talk Radio

Don't miss tonight's episode of "Other Worlds of Romance" on Blog Talk Radio! My guest author will be Boone Brux, and she'll be reading from her historical fantasy romance Shield of Fire, Book 1 of her Bringer and the Bane series.

Show begins at 11 pm et/ 10 pm ct/ 8 pm pt

*****
Protecting humans is the Bringers’ duty. Sending demons to the Shadow World is their pleasure.

In one night, Ravyn’s life plunges from barely tolerable to deadly. Forced to flee the only home she’s known, she stumbles headlong into the clutches of Icarus, a powerful demon intent on stealing her powers. Unfortunately for him, she has no intention of cooperating.

When Rhys realizes the woman he’s rescued from the Bane Demon is no mere human, his obligation as a Bringer dictates he protect and train her in the ways of his people. But he’s unprepared for the intense desire he feels for the fiery Ravyn. To surrender to his need may mean her death.

As the Demon King’s desire for ultimate power escalates, fathers are slated against sons, and foes are made allies. The Bane threat upon them, Rhys and Ravyn must quest to unite the last of the Bringers—and explore a passion too powerful to ignore.

Sunday, December 4, 2011

Stocking Stuffers for the Men and Women in Your Life

Believe it or not, I do stocking stuffers so much better than I do buying the "main gift". A friend suggested I make a list of what all I've gotten so far, and thus I've come up with these. Of course, there are a TON of things you can get, but for the moment I've collected the following:


Saturday, December 3, 2011

Thursday, December 1, 2011

Starting December 13th, The 12 Giveaway Days of Christmas!


Hey, everyone! It's that time again!
Beginning Dec. 13th, I will be drawing a name a day
and posting it here on this blog.
The winner will get their choice of ANY one of my books!
To enter, email me.
For more information, check out my website.

Happy Holidays!

Monday, November 28, 2011

Sheri Wohl is my Guest Author Tonight on "Other Worlds of Romance" on Blog Talk Radio

Join us tonight when I welcome Sheri Wohl to "Other Worlds of Romance" on Blog Talk Radio. She'll be reading from her erotic  lesbian vampire romance, Crimson Vengeance, from

Show time is 11 pm et/ 10 pm ct/ 8 pm pt
Don't miss it!

*****
Love, desire, and secrets—a trail littered with murder and the choice one vampire will have to make that will seal her fate or set her free…

Spokane County Medical Examiner Riah Preston has a job to do and a secret to keep. Riah is a vampire and she’s on a mission to discover a cure for the very thing that has kept her a prisoner of darkness for over five hundred years. With the help of Moses Lake Coroner Ivy Hernandez and genetic scientist Adriana James, they are on the verge of a breakthrough. When victims of a rogue vampire begin to show up along the I-90 corridor, things get complicated. The appearance of vampire hunter Colin Jamison complicates the situation even further. Will they be strong enough to stop this vampire killer cutting a wide path of death and destruction? Or will the secrets Riah holds in her heart destroy them all?

Saturday, November 26, 2011

That Incredible, Edible Egg

And what can be done with it, other than eat it!