Thursday, February 27, 2014

Making Out Like Bandits

No matter how long you've been together, always have a surprise up your sleeve.

Wednesday, February 26, 2014

Book Buddies

A local rescue has a program called Book Buddies where kids read to sheltered cats to keep them from being lonely.

That’s beautiful.

Tuesday, February 25, 2014

It Can Replace My Keurig

Where would one purchase a xenomorph espresso machine?

Monday, February 24, 2014

PJ Sharon is my Guest Author Tonight on "Other Worlds of Romance" on Blog Talk Radio

Do you like a little paranormal in your Western romances? Or a bit of the Old West in your paranormal romances? Then don't miss tonight's episode of "Other Worlds of Romance" on Blog Talk Radio. Author PJ Sharon will be reading an excerpt from her novel, Western Desert, Book 2 of The Chronicles of Lily Carmichael Trilogy.

Show time is 11 pm et/10 pm ct
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WESTERN DESERT, Book Two in the Chronicles of Lily Carmichael trilogy, takes off where WANING MOON ends. Genetically enhanced sixteen-year-old Lily Carmichael, and seventeen-year-old drifter Will Callahan, embark on a journey across a sun-ravaged and decimated US in the year 2057, bound for the Western Desert on a dangerous rescue mission. The survivors they meet along the way put Lily’s healing abilities to the test and challenge Will’s resolve to find his missing father—no matter the cost. But even with the burden of life and death on their shoulders, and the Industry hot on their trail, the greatest challenge they face is trusting their hearts to each other.

Sunday, February 23, 2014

Notice of Email Deletion and Website Switch Re: Carolyn Gregg, and Other Updates

Just letting everyone know of some changes coming soon regarding my Carolyn Gregg pseudonym.

First off, I will be deleting that email account, and posting my Linda Mooney email in its place. That will save me having to go back and forth between accounts.

Secondly, I will be moving my CG website over to the same server my Linda Mooney site is on. This will be  done gradually, and there will be no interruptions or breaks. When everything has been transferred over, the CarolynGregg .com website will be deleted. 

However, in the meantime, if you see a book listed on the site (or on my Linda Mooney or Gail Smith site), but it doesn't take you to a webpage, OR if the webpage looks "incomplete", it's because I have regained my rights to that book from the publisher. Hence, I am in the process of getting the book re-edited, a new cover made, an ISBN assigned to it, and having it converted over to several ebook formats so it can be re-released.

Just keeping y'all updated!

Saturday, February 22, 2014

Friday, February 21, 2014

Re-Released! HEARTFAST, a Sensuously Erotic Sci-Fi Romance Novel


Sensuously Erotic Sci-Fi  Romance
Music And Press
ISBN 978
Word Count:  102.9K


They were the Guardians, sixteen special men and women with incredible powers who had sworn their lives to the protection of their galaxy, while upholding the laws of their world.

It was a world that, eons ago, had suffered a devastating plague that had rendered more than half its population unable to reproduce.  As a result, in order to assure the survival of their species, the HandFast law was enacted.  Every month, twenty couples were drawn by lottery. Couples whose sole purpose would then be procreation, the continuation of the species.   For the length of one year, two complete strangers would follow the edicts of the HandFast, until the woman conceived.  Once that was accomplished, the couple was no longer bound to each other, and they could go their separate ways while the child was given to a couple unable to bear children.

It was a cold and impersonal law, but it worked.

However, the Guardians were exempt from having their names drawn in the lottery.  The very nature of their jobs, risking their lives day in and day out to protect their galaxy, precluded any thought of bearing children.

Which was why, when StarLight and Master Hunter heard their names called out to be HandFasted, their neat, orderly lives were turned upside-down.   Gone was the comfortable companionship they'd known.  Gone was the brother-sister working relationship and the friendship. 

Now they would be forced into an intimacy neither had wanted, nor expected.

Neither would they be prepared for the overwhelming passion they would find in each other's bodies, as well as in their hearts. 

And things would only get more complicated and dangerous.  Because their names had been deliberately placed on the lottery, and the drawing had not been a fluke.  Instead, it was the first step in destroying their world and every Guardian living.

Now available at Amazon, Barnes and Noble, All Romance eBooks, and via PayPal.

Thursday, February 20, 2014

Camera Stabilizing Tech Used in Spoon For Parkinsons

I love this. The same technology used to stabilize cameras (called Steadycams) and keep them from jostling while filming is now being used in spoons and forks for Parkinsons sufferers, so that they can have an easier time eating.

Monday, February 17, 2014

Good News! Marsha Moore Returns as My Guest Author Tonight on "Other Worlds of Romance" on Blog Talk Radio

Good news! Marsha Moore returns tonight as my guest author on "Other Worlds of Romance" on Blog Talk Radio. She'll be reading from her epic fantasy romance novel, Quintessence, Book 5 of the Enchanted Bookstore Legend.

Show time is 11 pm et/ 10 pm ct
Don't miss it!
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Barbaric Dark Realm warfare threatens to overtake all Dragonspeir lands, including the Alliance. Lyra McCauley, the fifth Scribe of the Alliance, finds herself in a desperate competition to gather four missing keystones. Those amulets of the four natural elements guarantee victory for the side possessing them. The Dark Realm’s alchemist, Eburscon, beats her to finding the water gem, the Pearl of Pendola. Three more keystones remain: the fluorite containing earth energy, the moonstone of the sky, and the fiery, dangerous Emtori Ruby.
The powerful gems, stolen centuries ago, channel astral energies and can restore much-needed Alliance power—the last hope. The wizard, Cullen, who is Lyra’s beloved, relies on Alliance magic for his immortality and will perish if the land falls to the Dark Realm.
Lyra uses her rare magical energies of quintessence and the Staurolite, governor of the four natural elements, to guide her to the hidden keystones. However, greed and power drive opponents, who challenge her in close pursuit, planning to destroy the Alliance, or to claim the power of quintessence for themselves.
The Dark Realm captures the ten-year-old Alliance seer, Kessa. Her abilities can give them information about the locations of the keystones, complicating Lyra’s plans. Will her love, allegiance, and quintessence allow her to save Cullen, Kessa, and the Alliance before the Dark Realm claims all of Dragonspeir?

Sunday, February 16, 2014

Re-Released! SANDEFLAY, a Sensuously Erotic Sci-Fi, Urban Fantasy Romance Novel


Sensuous Erotic Sci-Fi/Urban Fantasy Romance
Music And Press
ISBN 978-1-941321-01-0
Word Count:  121.5K

Miranda Sayers's best friend is her wheelchair.  It has been her refuge for most of her twenty-six years.  But the time has come when her grandmother can no longer help take care of her.  Now Randi is faced with having to survive on her own, and unfortunately that future doesn't look promising.

Collin First's job on Earth is to find the Ducts between his world and this one.  As an Extinguisher, he has to eliminate those passageways before any of the dangerous creatures from Sandeflay can pass through and harm any humans.  The last thing he expected when he took the assignment was to find was the beautiful, crippled woman living one floor below his apartment.

Before either of them can contend with the impossibility of their relationship, Randi and Collin are thrown together, seeking each other's love and help.  And when circumstances force Randi to follow Collin to Sandeflay, danger and the greatest miracle of all awaits them both.

Warning:  Contains nearly invisible predators, extreme poverty, generations of love and loss, bucking the system, hot flashes, and an ending you only thought you saw coming!

Now available at Amazon, Barnes and Noble, and All Romance eBooks, and via PayPal.

Friday, February 14, 2014

Wednesday, February 12, 2014

Blog Lovin'!

North American Word Cat blogged about Deadly Women, especially about "Best Romance Heroines Who Can Defend Themselves". I am overwhelmed and surprised that she chose Atty in The Battle Lord Lady as one of her favorite women archers. I was also moved to tears by some of the comments that followed.

Thank you, Cat!

To read the entire article, which also mentions Madeline Hunter and Michelle Pillow, you can read it here.

Monday, February 10, 2014

It's a New Release and Giveaway! BEAST OF THE BAYOU, Tonight on "Other Worlds of Romance" on Blog Talk Radio

It's a new release and giveaway tonight on "Other Worlds of Romance" on Blog Talk Radio! I'll be reading an excerpt from my sensuously erotic paranormal romance, BEAST OF THE BAYOU. And one lucky listener will win a copy! 

If you like bear shifters, don't miss this show!
Show time is 11 pm et/ 10 pm ct

Sunday, February 9, 2014

A Huge, Heartfelt THANK YOU!

Last night, my new sensuously erotic sci-fi romance, HIS BY RIGHT, went on "soft sell". Today is its official release, and to my astonishment, it's already a best seller on All Romance eBooks!

Thank you to all who bought it, and pushed it over the top!

New! HIS BY RIGHT, a Sensuously Erotic Sci-Fi Romance


A Sensuously Erotic Sci-Fi Romance
ISBN 978-1-941321-00-3
Word Count: 43.8K

She thought they were saving her life. She was wrong. Instead, Meredith Powell was kidnapped, taken aboard an alien spacecraft, and forced to prostitute herself to paying humanoid customers. But she had hope. She would only have to serve for two years, and then she would be returned to Earth.

It was a life she had to learn and adjust to, until one paying customer took a special interest in her. A customer who had other plans for her, and none of them involved returning her to her home planet.

Warning! Contains drippy lights, padded tables, a jeweled waistlet, pink cuffs, and a lover with an incredible ability.

Now Available at Amazon, Barnes and Noble, All Romance eBooks, and via PayPal.

Saturday, February 8, 2014

Send Pizza

And the fact that there’s more than one company means several people called.
And that makes it even better.

Friday, February 7, 2014

A Maldives Beach Awash in Bioluminescent Phytoplankton Looks Like an Ocean of Stars

While vacationing on the Maldives Islands, Taiwanese photographer Will Ho stumbled onto an incredible stretch of beach covered in millions of bioluminescent phytoplankton. These tiny organisms glow similarly to fireflies and tend to emit light when stressed, such as when waves crash or when they are otherwise agitated. While the phenomenon and its chemical mechanisms have been known for some time, biologists have only recently began to understand the reasons behind it. You can see a few more of Ho’s photographs over on Flickr.

Wednesday, February 5, 2014

Yusuke Oono’s 360° Handcut Pop-Up Books

Japanese artist/designer/architect (and construction worker?Yusuke Oono was thinking beyond flat when she conceived her 3-Dimensional art books. First designing the layouts of each book (which includes titles like Sweet HomeJungle BookIn A Cheese, and a 360° Christmas Book) by hand and with the aid of design programs, Oono then uses a laser-cutter to carve out the highly-detailed dioramas that make up each page of the story. These pages are then bound together, creating a compiled book which more than pops out, but can be read in 360°.

Fitting for an intricate project, these ultra-creative art books are available for purchase, and even more interesting after viewing the dozens of process shots Oono posts documenting her process in intricate detail.

Tuesday, February 4, 2014

Re-release! WINTER'S FYRE by Carolyn Gregg


An erotic paranormal romance

Music And Press
Word Count:  10,860

             Shelby Fyre owns Fyreside Inn.  It's a respectable bed and breakfast, except for one thing.  There's a strange man appearing in her shower, in her kitchen, and in her bedroom. 

The only problem is... Shelby lives alone.

Monday, February 3, 2014

New Release and Giveaway Tonight on "Other Worlds of Romance" on Blog Talk Radio

It's a New Release and Giveaway tonight on "Other Worlds of Romance" on Blog Talk Radio! I'll be reading from my best-selling sensuously erotic sci-fi romance novel, VALL'S WILL, and one lucky listener will win a copy!

If you love aliens, space ships, strong women captains, and legendary creatures, you have to listen to tonight's show!

Show time is 11 pm et/10 pm ct

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.

Sunday, February 2, 2014

A Startling Outcome

Here is a Science fair project presented by a girl in a secondary school in Sussex. In it she took filtered water and divided it into two parts. The first part she heated to boiling in a pan on the stove, and the second part she heated to boiling in a microwave. Then after cooling she used the water to water two identical plants to see if there would be any difference in the growth between the normal boiled water and the water boiled in a microwave.

She was thinking that the structure or energy of the water may be compromised by microwave. As it turned out, even she was amazed at the difference, after the experiment which was repeated by her class mates a number of times and had the same result.

It has been known for some years that the problem with microwaved anything is not the radiation people used to worry about, it’s how it corrupts the DNA in the food so the body can not recognize it.
Microwaves don’t work different ways on different substances. Whatever you put into the microwave suffers the same destructive process. Microwaves agitate the molecules to move faster and faster. This movement causes friction which denatures the original make-up of the substance. It results in destroyed vitamins, minerals, proteins and generates the new stuff called radiolytic compounds, things that are not found in nature.

So the body wraps it in fat cells to protect itself from the dead food or it eliminates it fast. Think of all the mothers heating up milk in these "safe" appliances. What about the nurse in Canada that warmed up blood for a transfusion patient and accidentally killed him when the blood went in dead.

The makers say it’s safe but proof is in the pictures of living plants dying.

Saturday, February 1, 2014

4.5 Star Review for BEAST OF THE BAYOU

Thierry’s brother is missing and she is determined to find him. She will do whatever she can to do so. So she employs the help of Antonio and sparks fly instantly. Antonio will do everything for Thierry. Thierry soon develops feelings for him but Antonio has a secret. In fact all of his friends do too. They are all shifters each a different species. Will they find her brother? Will Thierry accept Antonio even after learning his secret?

I loved Beast of the Bayou. I really did. I loved it from beginning to end. I loved the different point of views. I wished the book was longer so I could enjoy it more. I was so sad when it ended. The book was full of action. I read the book in one sitting. I couldn’t get enough of it.

Thierry was so determined to find her brother. I liked that she never gave up. I really liked her character a lot. She was a strong female lead but I was surprised when she mentioned her fear. I never would have expected what it would be. I have to say it was a new twist since I’ve never read a shifter story like that. Antonio was such a sweetheart. I liked him a lot. I couldn’t get enough of him. I liked all his friends, too. They were so funny. I want to see them find their mates. I liked their interactions with each other. I couldn’t get enough.

Overall, I think Linda wrote an amazing story and now she is on my watch list for shifter romances. I really loved this book. I do hope there will be more books starring Antonio’s friends. I don’t want it to end at all. I loved their characters so much. I highly recommend this book if you love shifter romances.

Reviewed by: Samthebookaholic