Tuesday, November 26, 2013



A sensuous sci-fi romance novel
by Linda Mooney

A Nion warrior never kills. Never. But this time, she may have to destroy the man she loves.

They found him chained in the depths of an enemy ship. Half-starved, beaten, and abused in more ways than anyone could ever imagine, the man still exhibited a strength of character that impressed his deliverers, including Captain Willis Tayte.

Something about this one, whom his captors called Vall, tugged at her heart. It was too bad she wouldn't have the chance to explore the exciting new feelings he brought to her when she was around him. Her orders were to deliver him to the nearest Regency base, where it would be determined what species he belonged to, and then be indoctrinated into his new life of freedom. He would be returned home, and Will would go back to her ship.

At least, that was the plan, until a ship of unknown origin suddenly appears from out of nowhere and demands Vall in exchange for her life and the lives of millions more. It isn't until she finally discovers Vall's true identity that Will realizes how special he is to keeping balance in the Universe. And how special she has become to him.

Warning! Contains baldness for women, explosions, abandonment, a miracle survival, and the decision to kill the only person she will ever love.

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Monday, November 25, 2013

Paula Altenburg is My Guest Author Tonight on "Other Worlds of Romance" on Blog Talk Radio

Love demons? Then you won't want to miss tonight's show! Paula Altenburg will be my guest author on "Other Worlds of Romance" on Blog Talk Radio. She'll be reading from her paranormal romance novel, Black Widow Demon, from her Demon Outlaws series from Entangled Publishing.

Show time is 11 pm et/ 10 pm ct

Magic is optional!

Passionate and headstrong, half-demon Raven is nearly executed on the orders of her fundamentalist stepfather. She escapes from the burning stake using the gifts of her otherworldly heritage and the help of a mortal stranger named Blade. Now she’s set on revenge, and only quiet, intense Blade stands in her way.

A retired assassin weary of the weight of his past, Blade has crossed the desert to seek out a new life. His journey is interrupted when his conscience demands he help Raven find an old friend who can help her. Saving her from her need for revenge and delivering her into the hands of loved ones means he’s one step closer to redemption.

But as Blade’s sense of duty becomes something more and threats, both mortal and immortal, stalk the woman he can’t abandon, he could very well fall back into the life he’s trying so hard to escape

Saturday, November 23, 2013

Write a Confession

Confessions is a public art project that invites people to anonymously share their confessions and see the confessions of the people around them in the heart of the Las Vegas strip.

Friday, November 22, 2013

That Defining Moment in History

It's been 50 years.

I remember exactly when I heard the news that President Kennedy had died. I was in a restaurant with my parents. I was eating spaghetti. My mother broke out in tears. Earlier that day, I had been on the playground during recess, and all the teachers suddenly started yelling for us to come inside. Once we in the building, they turned on a transistor radio (in '63, radios only played on the AM stations.) And that's when I learned he'd been shot while in a motorcade in Dallas.

I've never seen this picture before.

Monday, November 18, 2013

Christine Amsden Returns as my Guest Author Tonight on "Other Worlds of Romance" on Blog Talk Radio

Christine Amsden returns as my guest author tonight on "Other Worlds of Romance" on Blog Talk Radio. She'll be reading from her new paranormal romance release, Secrets and Lies, Book 2 of the Cassie Scot series.

Show time is 11 pm et/ 10 pm ct
Don't miss it!
Cassie Scot, still stinging from her parents’ betrayal, wants out of the magical world. But it isn’t letting her go. Her family is falling apart and despite everything, it looks like she may be the only one who can save them.
To complicate matters, Cassie owes Evan her life, making it difficult for her to deny him anything he really wants. And he wants her. Sparks fly when they team up to find two girls missing from summer camp, but long-buried secrets may ruin their hopes for happiness. Sequel to Cassie Scot:ParaNormal Detective.

Sunday, November 17, 2013


Six Paragraphs from This Battle Lord's Quest, Book 5 of the Battle Lord Saga.

1. Smiling slightly, Atty tilted her head toward the man who had been her father’s best friend, and who had adopted her when she’d been orphaned. “If we leave in the morning, we could be out and back in less than a week. Come on, Fortune. There is game out there. The pines are proof enough. We just have to figure out where it is! Besides, you know that eventually we’ll have to send out another scouting party, and soon. This is the time of year when the animals are stocking up against the coming cold. If we wait much longer, we could lose that advantage.” Leaning over, she stared directly into his eyes. “And you know what it’s like when a compound has to go into starvation mode,” she reminded him.

2. He began crawling toward the man, moving on his side rather than on his belly. Going was slow in the mud, but he finally managed to drag up beside the soldier. Immediately, he could see the problem. A huge, ugly gash ran diagonally from Paxton’s left shoulder, down across his chest to his right hip. The coon’s claws had barely marked him, but if they had fully connected, the man would be shredded slivers instead of lying here intact. Renken stared at the wound. Incredibly, when the animal had swiped him, the force of the blow had thrown Paxton onto the ground, where he had rolled in the wet clay. When he’d come to an unconscious stop, the mud blanketing him had sealed the wound, preventing the man from bleeding to death. Renken didn’t dare try to lift the natural patch to see how deep the wound might be, although a little blood tried to ooze out from beneath the seal. “You are one lucky son of a bitch, Paxton.”

3. His head was throbbing. He rubbed the heels of his hands against his eyelids. It was late. Too late to disturb MaGrath for a pain killer. Maybe there was some powder left in the bag Liam had left at the house a few weeks ago. Yulen grinned. The physician was learning first-hand all about babies and their sleep patterns, and he was having to pull some all-nighters to take care of his restless son.

4. Holding her injured arm tightly against her chest, she crawled out of the den. Dizziness hit her again, turning the world into a spinning, sickening mess. Forcing her to lie on the carpet of dead leaves and wait for the moment to pass. Her stomach heaved, but nothing came up. Her throat felt raw. She needed something to drink.

5. The same was true with trying to remember her past. It was like a giant hand had reached inside her skull, grabbed a fistful of thoughts and memories, and pulled them out by the roots, leaving behind open and bleeding wounds in her brain. Every so often, a picture would flash behind her closed eyelids, or a face. Or a sound would whisper in her ear, or a smell would drift up her nose, when there was nothing around her to provoke any of them. These moments came without warning and without reason, but they were more prevalent when she was asleep. Some she remembered after she awoke, but many of them retreated back into the black fog of her unconsciousness. All she had left to let her know she’d been dreaming were their invisible ghosts floating in the corners of her mind. Ghosts that never left, but continued to haunt her when she wasn’t prepared for them to make an appearance.

 6. “The damage was bad. In fact, it was still tender to the touch. I had to knock her out to avoid causing her any more pain, in order to clean the dirt and debris from it. Fortunately, the skin was intact, but I could tell her skull had been cracked. She had swelling, which caused her to suffer major headaches.” The man looked directly into Yulen’s eyes. “I inspect it every day. The swelling seems to have gone down. The frequency of her getting headaches appear to be decreasing, as well. But there remains the damage to her brain. I don’t know if it’s irreparable, or if the organ is able to heal like the rest of her. Assuming it can, then...” The man opened his hand, palm up, on the table. “Time, D’Jacques. All she needs is time.”

Saturday, November 16, 2013

Nancy Drew Revised by Kate Beaton

Kate Beaton has a seriously sick, witty, and unusual take on all the Nancy Drew books she read and reread as a child. Click on the picture to get a bigger version to read. Go to this link to catch more of the wonderfully perverse and hilarious re-tellings.

Friday, November 15, 2013

The Earthquake Rose

When a magnitude 6.8 earthquake shook Olympia, Wash., in 2001, shop owner Jason Ward discovered that a sand-tracing pendulum had recorded the vibrations in the image above.
Seismologists say that the “flower” at the center reflects the higher-frequency waves that arrived first; the outer, larger-amplitude oscillations record the lower-frequency waves that arrived later.
“You never think about an earthquake as being artistic — it’s violent and destructive,” Norman MacLeod, president of Gaelic Wolf Consulting in Port Townsend, told ABC News. “But in the middle of all that chaos, this fine, delicate artwork was created.”
Source: http://www.futilitycloset.com/2012/11/16/the-earthquake-rose/

Monday, November 11, 2013

Happy Veteran's Day

Adrienne deWolfe is My Guest Author Tonight on "Other Worlds of Romance" on Blog Talk Radio

A fortune teller, a seance, and a ghost enter a historical romance. Want to hear more? Then come listen to Adrienne deWolfe read an excerpt from her new release, Scoundrel for Hire.

Show time is 11 pm et/ 10 pm ct

Don't miss it!
Raphael Jones is a Kentucky-born scoundrel, who has never played by the rules. When Colorado mining heiress, Silver Nichols, hires him to stop her precious daddy from marrying a golddigger, Rafe sets out to seduce Silver and win her fortune. 

But beneath Silver's cool veneer, Rafe encounters a sweet vulnerability and an aching secret that threatens to send his whole world up in smoke.

Now the wily scoundrel must choose: walk away or wager the one thing he can't afford to lose—his heart.

Saturday, November 9, 2013

Wednesday, November 6, 2013

Disney Princesses as Super Heroines

Ariel as Black Widow (Avengers)

Mulan as Xena

Snow White as Wonder Woman

Merida as Rogue (X-Men)

Monday, November 4, 2013

Rachael Stapleton is my Guest Author Tonight on "Other Worlds of Romance" on Blog Talk Radio

Like time-travel romances? Then you won't want to miss tonight's episode of "Other Worlds of Romance" on Blog Talk Radio! Join us when Rachael Stapleton reads an excerpt from her sexy fantasy romance, The Temple of Indra's Jewel.

Show time is 11 pm et/10 pm ct
You'll love what you hear!
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Sophia Marcil awakens from a snorkeling accident in the Lérins Islands to find herself in the chambers—and the body—of a nineteenth-century princess.

In a confused state and with no idea of her whereabouts, Sophia embarks on a desperate quest for answers, hoping she can find her way back to her fiancé, Nick, and her true identity.

After she finds a diary in an antique desk, Sophia follows a clue that leads her to a questionable alchemist, who relays the history and magic of the mysterious amethyst she inherited from her greatgrandmother— the only possession that made the leap through time with her and perhaps the only thing that can prevent her from becoming a pawn in a murderous plot for the throne.

Using her inheritance, Sophia races through time to the twenty-first century to solve the mystery of her family’s past.

But once she is there, she unearths a dire warning about a curse that clings to her heirloom, leading her down a dangerous path involving two men from different times and ultimately puts her life at risk. 

In this tale of obsession, greed and passion, a woman on a journey through time struggles to regain a family heirloom and control its magic, hoping to break the curse before it breaks her.

Friday, November 1, 2013


A huge HUGE THANK YOU to everyone who bought This Battle Lord's Quest! It went on sale Wednesday night, the 30th, and on Thursday, the next day, it was wearing the ARe Best Seller Star!

You readers are THE BEST!