Thursday, June 27, 2013

The Battle Lord's Lady is Now Available as an AUDIOBOOK!


The Battle Lord's Lady (Book 1 of the Battle Lord Saga) is now available as an audio book! Read by the incomperable Kate Udall, you can listen to a selection at http://lindamooney.com/audiobooks.htm

The audio book is for sale at the following locations:
Amazon .com
http://www.amazon.com/The-Battle-Lords-Lady-Lord/dp/B00DMHPKYE

Audible .com
http://www.audible.com/pd/ref=sr_1_1?asin=B00DL9OMR4

and in iTunes


Three hundred years in the future, mankind still is trying to survive the Great Collision that changed the earth forever. People live in pockets of civilization called compounds, battling the elements and the mutations which have developed over the centuries, trying to live and survive day by day.

Yulen D'Jacques is the Battle Lord of Alta Novis. His duty is to keep his compound and his people safe, which means yearly sweeps of the area to remove any mutated men and animals from encroaching.

Atrilan Ferran is Mutah, a mutant warrior and huntress trained to protect and defend her home from Cleaners, the “normals” who invade the forests to slaughter everything and everyone who gets in their way.

They never anticipated the day when their hearts would collide, challenging and changing everything they thought was the truth. Leading them to the day they would have to prove their love for each other to man and mutant alike.

Warning:  Contains intense cruelty, an avaricious mother-in-law, unbelievable hunting abilities, mutant animals, silken tents, dungeons, denial, and a love that would spawn a dynasty.

Wednesday, June 26, 2013

New Release! KNIGHT OF DARKNESS, a Sensuously Erotic Sci-Fi Romance

 
KNIGHT OF DARKNESS
Erotic Fantasy Romance
(ebook) ISBN# 978-0-9859300-4-2   

Word Count: 45,418

 
Now available at:
Barnes and Noble:
www.barnesandnoble.com/w/knight-of-darkness-linda-mooney/1115810327?ean=2940016684208
All Romance eBooks:

https://www.allromanceebooks.com/product-knightofdarkness-1225470-340.html

And via PayPal:

http://lindamooney.com/autographedorder.htm
 


 
Sorrow Knight knew that at any time the U'Nar would attack Earth, but he needed a few more days to come out of chrystasis before he could fight the deadly enemy. With his soul sword, Rall, he and the handful of other Surge Knights would gather wherever the enemy landed, and drive them off this world. A world with so many wonderful sights and surprises. A world that contained a woman named Rachel, who had captured his heart and his imagination, but who was forbidden to him by his laws.

 
Rachel Grohl often wondered about the skinny, dishwater-blond young man living in the apartment across the breezeway from her. His shyness, as well as his clean but well-worn clothes, tugged at her heart. They'd barely spoken a dozen words to each other since he moved in a few weeks ago, but she had to thank him for helping her the other day. Maybe asking him over to dinner would work.


They shared one dinner, one touch, and one kiss, that led to one night of love. A night which could ultimately avert the total eradication of the human race.

Warning: Contains tiny men skirts, lasagna, human metamorphosis, glass table tops, IOUs, comrades-in-arms, bomb shelters, and an invading alien force that will haunt everyone's nightmares.            


Congratulations to My Winners in the Science Fiction Romance Brigade's Midsummer Blog Hop!


Thanks to everyone who came by during the last week to read and comment on science fiction romance. My final two winners from Tuesday are:

Shadow won the ebook
Krista won the Amazon gift card

Please contact me (Linda @ LindaMooney .com) to claim your prize.

Hope you had fun. It's been a blast!

Tuesday, June 25, 2013

Welcome to the Last Day of the SFR Brigade's 2nd Midsummer Blog Hop!


Welcome to the Last Day of the SFR Brigade's 2nd Midsummer Blog Hop! The theme is "Out of This World!", and I have one final question for you. What' i your favorite alien/human romance novel (or movie)?

Comment below, and you could be a winner! It's that easy! I will be giving away TWO PRIZES DAILY! Prize one will be an ebook of any one of my available titles, and prize two will be an Amazon gift card.

In the meantime, I want to congratulate my winners from yesterday!
Kalicocat wins an ebook
Anna wins the Amazon GC
Winners, please get in touch with me (Linda @ LindaMooney .com) to claim your prize!

Tomorrow, I'll post the names of my last two winners, so come back and check to see if one of them is you! NOTE: Winners will only be chosen who actually respond to the question. 

Thanks so much for stopping by, and Good Luck!

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Monday, June 24, 2013

Welcome to Day 4 of the SFR Brigade's 2nd Midsummer Blog Hop!


Welcome to Day 4 of the SFR Brigade's 2nd Midsummer Blog Hop! The theme is "Out of This World!", and I have another question for you. If the book is labeled Sci-Fi Romance, would you prefer the story take place in outer space/another world, or on Earth?

Comment below, and you could be a winner! It's that easy! I will be giving away TWO PRIZES DAILY! Prize one will be an ebook of any one of my available titles, and prize two will be an Amazon gift card.

In the meantime, I want to congratulate my winners from yesterday!
Imogene wins an ebook
Ryan wins the Amazon GC
Winners, please get in touch with me (Linda @ LindaMooney .com) to claim your prize!

Tomorrow, I'll post the names of the winners from today, and ask another new question for you to comment on. NOTE: Winners will only be chosen who actually respond to the question. 

Thanks for stopping by, and Good Luck!

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Sunday, June 23, 2013

Welcome to Day 3 of the SFR Brigade's 2nd Midsummer Blog Hop!


Welcome to Day 3 of the SFR Brigade's 2nd Midsummer Blog Hop! The theme is "Out of This World!", and I have another question for you. Would it bother you if the hero is an alien, and has an alien body not like a human male? In other words, would you have a problem with reading a love story where the alien doesn't look like one of us?

Comment below, and you could be a winner! It's that easy! I will be giving away TWO PRIZES DAILY! Prize one will be an ebook of any one of my available titles, and prize two will be an Amazon gift card.

In the meantime, I want to congratulate my winners from yesterday!
Linda wins an ebook
Tawania wins the Amazon GC
Winners, please get in touch with me (Linda @ LindaMooney .com) to claim your prize!

Tomorrow, I'll post the names of the winners from today, and ask another new question for you to comment on. NOTE: Winners will only be chosen who actually respond to the question. 

Thanks for stopping by, and Good Luck!

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Saturday, June 22, 2013

Welcome to Day 2 of the SFR Brigade's 2nd Midsummer Blog Hop!


Welcome to Day 2 of the SFR Brigade's 2nd Midsummer Blog Hop! The theme is "Out of This World!", and I have another question for you. What does a heroine (and in most cases, it occurs to the heroine and not the hero) have to do in order for you to label her TSTL - to stupid to live?

Comment below, and you could be a winner! It's that easy! I will be giving away TWO PRIZES DAILY! Prize one will be an ebook of any one of my available titles, and prize two will be an Amazon gift card.

In the meantime, I want to congratulate my winners from yesterday!
MistyRios wins an ebook
Veronika wins the Amazon GC
Winners, please get in touch with me (Linda @ LindaMooney .com) to claim your prize!

Tomorrow, I'll post the names of the winners from today, and ask another new question for you to comment on. NOTE: Winners will only be chosen who actually respond to the question. 

Thanks for stopping by, and Good Luck!

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Friday, June 21, 2013

Welcome to the SFR Brigade 2nd Midsummer Blog Hop!


Welcome to the SFR Brigade's 2nd Midsummer Blog Hop! The theme is "Out of This World!", and I have a question for you. What kind of story do you best enjoy - where the alien is the hero, or where the alien is the heroine? And why?

Comment below, and you could be a winner! It's that easy! I will be giving away TWO PRIZES DAILY! Prize one will be an ebook of any one of my available titles, and prize two will be an Amazon gift certificate.

Every day I'll post the names of the winners of the previous day, and ask a new question for you to comment on. NOTE: Winners will only be chosen who actually respond to the question. 

**PLEASE BE AWARE THIS POST IS FOR FRIDAY. THERE WILL A NEW POST ON SATURDAY, SO CHECK BACK TO CATCH THAT DAY'S QUESTION, AND TO RE-ENTER TO WIN!

Thanks for stopping by, and Good Luck!

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Wednesday, June 19, 2013

Giffing You For a Few Days - The Science Experiment


No, I don't know what the chemical is they're setting fire to. I'm too busy noticing the creature shooting its tentacles out in an attempt to get away.

Monday, June 17, 2013

Giffing You For a Few Days - Which Direction?


This is freaky. Which way is the train going? Once you establish that, concentrate a little, and it will appear to be going in the opposite direction!

Sunday, June 16, 2013

Happy Father's Day

 
 
 
To those of you who remember Steve Irwin, his daughter Bindi is all grown up and thriving, thanks to her father's legacy. My father is also in heaven, and I miss him very, very much.

Happy Father's Day to all. If yours is still on this earth, give him a big hug and tell him you love him.

Thursday, June 13, 2013

Creative Baby Photography


From this site: "Swedish photographer Emil Nystrom inserts his adorable daughter Signhild into unbelievable situations and creative locations. Using the power of image editing, talented artist and loving father created a series of wonderful and creative baby photos. Amazing family album!"

Go check them out. They're adorable!

Wednesday, June 12, 2013

28,000 Pots of Flowers






Anna Schuleit - Bloom (2003)

28,000 pots of flowers were installed in a Massachusetts asylum slated for demolition

(Original source here.)

Sunday, June 9, 2013

My Q&A is Up Today at the Sizzling Summer Reads Party over at TRR!

If you haven't checked it out already, go now! Over 400 authors are participating, with over 400 gifts to give out, including a $100 gift card!

My Q&A is highlighted today, featuring my June 30th release, KNIGHT OF DARKNESS! See if you can figure out the answer. My winner (as determined by TRR) will win an ebook from my backlist, and an Amazon gift card!

http://www.theromancereviews.com/event.php

My Apologies. It's Been Fixed!


Dear Readers,

It was brought to my attention the other day about several gaffs and problems with The Final Pleasure. Knowing my editor had fixed those, I checked to see what the readers had pointed out.

It was then I realized I had sent in The Wrong Version (the UNedited version) of the book to be converted!

I've fixed that problem, and the corrected EDITED version has been converted and re-uploaded to Amazon, B&N, and ARe.

My apologies to all who got the wrong version. Hopefully you can replace your copy with the revised one.

(BTW, who the hell is Wade? ;)



Saturday, June 8, 2013

A Week of Tips and Tricks to Writing - #7 Never Completely Delete

Finally, my last comment on the subject of writing.

Never completely delete.

Let me explain. There are times when I'm editing that I realize the story is going in a whole different direction than I anticipated, which means there could be entire sections, chunks, paragraphs, maybe pages that I need to remove before I can continue. I used to delete, until one day I remembered a phrase I'd used in the past that I badly wanted to use again. Unfortunately, it was within the portion of text I'd thrown in the garbage. Since then, I've taken whatever portion I've removed and saved it in a separate folder I call "Orphans". Since then, on another occasion, I wanted to place my characters in a particular situation, and remembered a piece of dialog I thought would fit the occasion. Dialog that didn't make it into another book because it was part of a deleted scene. Finding it in my orphans folder saved me time and the headache of trying to come up with the exact phrasing I was needing.

Friday, June 7, 2013

A Week of Tips and Tricks to Writing - #6 Character Names


I've blogged before about how I choose names for my characters. Here's another one.

Watch a movie. Or pull out a DVD you own. Go to the rolling credits.

Voila!

Thursday, June 6, 2013

A Week of Tips and Tricks to Writing - #5 Looking for Inspiration

There have been times when, after finishing a book I've spent months completing, I've been dry when it comes to inspiration for the next novel. And sometimes, going back to an unfinished WIP just doesn't crank up the creative juices.

That's when I go to a store and start perusing the magazine rack. Yes, the magazine rack. Why? Because I might find something that intrigues me. It could be a shot of a guy or girl that calls out to me to be the next hero or heroine. Or it could be a location that draws me in. Or a staged shot that looks like it could be a scene right out of a movie. It could be anything, large or small, that blossoms into a whole new idea for a book. Or maybe it's simply the "getting away" that starts me thinking.

So why magazines and not books? Sure, I bury myself into a book at times, but a magazine is faster, more diverse. And it has pictures!

Wednesday, June 5, 2013

A Week of Tips and Tricks to Writing - #4 Promo ONE Thing Every Day

We all have them, so make good use of them. When you have one of those "blank" moments during your writing, go do a little promotion. Just ONE thing. It can be large or small. For example, you could drop a Tweet, comment on your Facebook page, add a blog post, or send something on one of the email loops. It can be something less obtrusive such as updating your website, or updating any one of your other sites (like RomanceWiki, Manic Readers, etc.).

Sometimes we just need that quick break to get refocused. Plus, One Thing Daily adds up!

Tuesday, June 4, 2013

A Week of Tips and Tricks to Writing - #3 First Re-read and Edit


Let's say you ended a chapter the night before, or a few days ago. Before you start on a new chapter, or continue on the one you left, go back and re-read/edit what you wrote. Preferably, go back to the last (previous) chapter and work up to where you left off. Not only will this refresh your mind on where the story is going, but it might also spark some new ideas.

Note: Click on the picture to get a larger version. It's too funny to pass up!

Monday, June 3, 2013

A Week of Tips and Tricks to Writing - #2 Pictures of Your Hero and Heroine

Before I start writing, I find shots of people who "resemble" the hero and heroine of my story. I print them out and tape them above my computer, and use them as reference. That way I don't confuse hair or eye color. Sometimes I write notes, such as "has dimples", or "scar under lower lip".

Sunday, June 2, 2013

A Week of Tips and Tricks to Writing - #1 Stuck in a WIP*


This week, I'm going to be passing along little tips and tricks I use to help me when I'm writing. Today, I'm going o address "Stuck in a WIP".

Okay, so I've written myself into a corner. I know where the story is going. It's just a matter of "What now?", and "How do I get from Point A to Point B?"

My solution is to put the WIP on the back burner and start fresh. Begin a new story, either by outlining it, making notes about it - whatever I need to prepare myself - and then get the first chapter or two out of the way.

By the time I'm that far along, my brain has been able to reboot itself, and I can come up with a solution to my orignal problem. That will lead me to finishing the book!

And the WIP I started? It can either be my next project, or it can rest happily in a folder until I can get back to it.

* WIP = Work in Progress

Saturday, June 1, 2013

The Romance Reviews Sizzling Summer Reads Party is Now On!

 
More than 400 authors and publishers are participating, and more than 400 prizes are being given away! Go now, join in the fun, and win!