Monday, July 28, 2014

Deborah Bailey Returns as my Guest Author Tonight on "Other Worlds of Romance" on Blog Talk Radio

I'm delighted to announce that Deborah Bailey is returning as my guest author tonight on "Other Worlds of Romance" on Blog Talk Radio. She'll be reading an excerpt from her new sci-fi romance novel, BURN, Book 2 of the Hathor Legacy series.

Show time is 11 pm et/10 pm ct
You don't want to miss it!

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On the planet, Hathor, an old threat re-emerges that may destroy the fragile alliance between the Guardians and Novacorp.  When Nadira is called to investigate a rash of fires throughout the city, she discovers the Deshtu, another group with PSI powers who have been purposely kept in the shadows.

Working to uncover the source of the fires, Nadira learns the brutal truth about the origin of the Guardians. The Guardian Elders have plans to make Nadira more powerful, and she may be forced to sever her psychic connection to Jonathan Keel.

When an unexpected ally gives Jonathan information about the Deshtu that connects them to the fires, he becomes a convenient scapegoat for the opposing factions. Nadira puts her life on the line to solve the crime, while the Elders make their move to remove Jonathan from her life forever.

As time runs out, the Guardians prepare for a clash with Novacorp that could plunge the planet into chaos, and a final betrayal forces Nadira to risk everything to save herself and Hathor.

Sunday, July 27, 2014

Saturday, July 26, 2014

The Top 5 Things I Learned at the RWA 2014 Convention


5. Everyone is so friendly. I wore a newbie badge, and whenever I got confused or lost, or just plain felt like an outsider, someone always came up to me to talk, offer help, or to welcome me to the con. I've made new friends!

4. Many (if not all) traditional authors are moving to self-pubbing. At least, the ones I heard speak at panel discussions all said they were. Some are still sticking with legacy publishers, but by and large they're taking their backlists and uploading them themselves.

3. Get to the panel discussions very early. Or else you'll have to sit on the floor or stand for the session. I got to one ten minutes before it was to begin, and the room was already SRO. So I sat. Bad, bad mistake. Thank goodness there were several ladies who helped me back up and into a vacated chair. Otherwise I may still be sitting there!

2. There is no such thing as "do this and you'll be successful". What works for one author may not for another. But I did get a few good ideas and tips.

1. WRITE BOOKS!

Friday, July 25, 2014

Went On a Ghost Tour of SA




We heard the most gruesome tales of murder, entombment, decapitation, and mass burials. Best part was when our host J.R. hauled out the divining rods, EMF meters, Ovilus, and infrared detectors.

Well worth the time (2 hrs.) and effort (briskly walking 2+ miles in the dark in the middle of San Antonio!)

Thursday, July 24, 2014

How About a Picture With a Hunky Cowboy...or Two?



People were lining up during the Amazon/Kindle social to get their photos snapped with some very obliging cowboys!

The Gate at the Witte Museum




After a day of listening to panel discussions, I decided to check out the Witte and see what all they had. Maybe come away with an idea or two for a book.

Saw this gate at a side entrance and had to snap it. Note the fine detail like the horned toad at the bottom right, the rattlesnake, and the caterpillar. 


Wednesday, July 23, 2014

I Love the Sight of the Carriage Rides at Night



The Marriott Hotel, where the RWA 2014 convention is taking place, is back-to-front with the Rivercenter Mall and Alamo. If you go down to Alamo Plaza, you can see these carriages going up and down the street.


Welcome to San Antonio and the Riverwalk

Off to the 2014 RWA Convention!

For the next three days I'll be attending the Romance Writers of America conference in San Antonio. Pictures to come!

Tuesday, July 22, 2014

Re-released! MY STRENGTH, MY POWER, MY LOVE, an Erotic Sci-Fi Romance Novel


Re-released!

MY STRENGTH, MY POWER, MY LOVE
An Erotic Sci-Fi Romance Novel
ISBN 978-1-941321-15-7
Word Count: 73.9K
3.99
2009 Title Of The Year - Whiskey Creek Press Torrid 


Once in every one million births, a child is born on Bellac with the Synergistic gene. These children are taken from their parents and raised, trained, and prepared for the day when they will find their Synergistic other half. For when that happens, an entity is created from the combination of both male and female who holds unbelievable powers. An entity who is trained to protect and defend its home world.

Grey Dansis is a Synergian. She has reached the time when she must meet the others like herself and hopefully find the male who will become her life-long partner from a crowd of strong, prime adult males who are ready to join the war as soon as they are united with their female halves.

Unfortunately Grey has secretly harbored a longing for Rowe Maine. But the man is five years her senior and considered long past acceptance. He is an Unmatched Synergian who has lost his chance to become one of the rare new entities.   By law he is no longer able to seek his mate.  Now the man is a trainer and teacher at their special school.

It won’t be long, however, before their world is again attacked by marauders. The creatures bent on domination are a species the Synergians have never encountered before. And this time the creatures’ goal isn’t just to conquer Bellac, but to totally wipe the planet's population and its army of Synergians out of existence.

Grey has no idea that Rowe, the man she has long been in love with, is her fated other half.  Or that the power coming from their union would be the only force strong enough to save Bellac from complete annihilation.

Because the law won't even let them touch.


Warning! Contains human weaponry, alien attacks, near gang rape, unapproved use of pudding, overly-aggressive males, excessive sex as a health benefit, badly fitting uniforms, trial by antagonistic rulers, and a love that defies the laws of man and nature.

Click here for excerpt and buy links.

Monday, July 21, 2014

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

You don't want to miss tonight's episode on "Other Worlds of Romance" on Blog Talk Radio! Christine Amsden returns as my guest author, and she'll be reading an excerpt from Stolen Dreams, Book 4 of her Cassie Scott, ParaNormal Detective series.

Show time is 11 pm et/10 pm ct
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Edward Scot and Victor Blackwood have despised one another for nearly a quarter of a century, but now their simmering hatred is about to erupt.

When Cassie Scot returns home from her sojourn in Pennsylvania, she finds that her family has taken a hostage. Desperate to end the fighting before someone dies, Cassie seeks help from local seer Abigail Hastings, Evan Blackwoods grandmother. But Abigail has seen her own death, and when it comes at the hand of Cassies father, Victor Blackwood kills Edward Scot.

But things may not be precisely as they appear.

Evan persuades Cassie to help him learn the truth, teaming them up once again in their darkest hour. New revelations about Evan and his family make it difficult for Cassie to cling to a shield of anger, but can Evan and Cassie stop a feud that has taken on a life of its own? Conclusion to the Cassie Scot series.

Sunday, July 20, 2014

Six on Sunday - THE HAIRY-LEGGED GIRLS CLUB

Six paragraphs from The Hairy-Legged Girls Club, an erotic paranormal romance by Carolyn Gregg (Linda Mooney w/a)

1. Even though he couldn't hear what they were saying, from the look of disgust on her face, it was evident it wasn't nice. Brint started to get to his feet to intervene when the woman slapped away a hand that was reaching up to grope her. The men laughed louder at her refusal, and when she tried to continue on her way, someone managed drag his hand either across her ass or between her legs. He couldn't tell from the angle where he was sitting, but it was enough to infuriate her to the point where she whirled around and shoved her face into the guy's. Brint had no idea what she said to the man, but the dude's eyes widened and his face turned white. Turning around, the woman flipped her hair over her shoulder and continued forward without any further hassle. Casually, she sauntered up to the bar next to Brint and leaned over the counter.

2. Wrapping her arms around his waist was like encircling a tree trunk of warm, hard muscle. The idea of sneaking her hand down the crotch of his jeans was tempting, but she held back. Why, she had no idea. Maybe it was because she wanted the both of them to reach the motel in once piece, instead of distracting him to the point where they might run off the road and have an accident.

3. Glancing around, Heleema finally spotted the rifle lying in the dirt. A look up, and the man who had been holding down her right arm and leg still crouched where she'd left him. His face was white, his eyes bugging as he stared at her in absolute fear. His eyes also dropped to the rifle, then back up to her, and she knew without a doubt what he was thinking. Shifting just enough to give herself human voice, she lowered her head, ears flat against her skull. "Go for it, asshole," she growled. 

4. Unable to help himself, Brint reached over and drew her toward him, taking her lips with a gentleness that surprised even him. Her arms encircled his head, and the kiss went deeper. Within seconds, the fires they'd kept banked returned with increased heat, sending searing bolts of lightning under his skin and directly into his lower abdomen. Reluctantly broke apart, the both of them breathing heavily.

5. The man was aiming toward the house, totally unaware of the enormous hound barreling straight for him. Brint hit the guy's arm, knocking the rifle upward. The shot went wide and the man landed in a sprawl on his back. In full attack mode, Brint lunged for the man's throat. Too late, the hunter tried to block him with a raised arm. Instead, Brint head-butted the elbow out of the way and went directly for the jugular. It was over in seconds.

6. Brint ran a hand over his face. He was exhausted and bloodied. Drained. And thirsty. His throat felt parched and constricted. "I don't suppose there's a garden hose around here somewhere, is there?" he asked Heleema. "I could use a cool drink of water right now." Glancing at the crusted blood under his nails, he added, "And wash some of this shit off my skin."

Saturday, July 19, 2014

Re-release! CODE 30, a Trio of Paranormal Horror Stories by Gail Smith


Re-released!

CODE 30
A Trio of Paranormal Horror Stories
by Linda Mooney, writing as Gail Smith
Word Count: 33.6K
2.99

Hi. My name is Alexis Hembree, and I’m a cop. My partner and I are good at our jobs, except we don’t tend to work what others would call a “normal” beat. For some reason we draw evil to us like flies to sugar.

Sometimes there are things in this world we can’t explain or anticipate. But when they cross that line between their existence and ours, when they show up, we have to deal with them as best we can.

Some cops fight criminals. We fight something that never should have existed.

303 Lexington St.
It was a crack house. Except, in this case, drug dealers went in but they didn’t come out. Not alive, anyway, but in body bags. What’s more, if everyone who went inside ended up being shredded to death, who was doing the killing?

Georgie Porgie
The killer targeted women. Young, old, prostitutes, business women, it didn’t matter. One moment they would be walking down the sidewalk in the middle of town, and the next what was left of their bodies would be found in a nearby alleyway. Devoured. That’s why I had to be the next one to walk the streets. To draw out whoever was doing this. To be his next victim.

The Goodbye
He murdered young girls by crucifying them with ice picks. He was slick, elusive, and heading for our city. My partner and I were damned and determined this murderer would get no further. Unfortunately I couldn’t keep my head on the job. Neither could I ignore the weird-ass dreams I was having about this deviate. This case was becoming more personal, more foreboding, and more dangerous with each passing day. And there was no damn way I could avoid what I dreamed would be the final outcome.


Friday, July 18, 2014

Stuck For a Gift Idea? Try Pinterest!


Ever get stuck for a birthday or Christmas gift for a friend? Try doing what I did. I went to their Pinterest page to see what they were pinning, and got some great possibilities.

I'm on Pinterest. Follow me!

Wednesday, July 16, 2014

10 Years at Saturn






Cassini recently celebrated a decade in orbit around Saturn. We have learned more about the complex ring structure and many moons of the ringed gas giant than ever expected. 

Tuesday, July 15, 2014

New! THE HAIRY-LEGGED GIRLS CLUB, an Erotic Paranormal Romance by Carolyn Gregg


New!

THE HAIRY-LEGGED GIRLS CLUB
An Erotic Paranormal, Urban Fantasy Romance
by Carolyn Gregg (Linda Mooney w/a)
ISBN 978-1-941321-14-0978-1-
Word Count: 33.9K
2.99

Fresh out of the military, the last thing Brint Cirrus needs is trouble. Besides, he has a secret to protect. But when he parks his motorcycle at a Texas road-side bar and meets sexy Heleema, the lead singer of the country band, The Hairy-Legged Girls Club, it’s clear trouble looks mighty good. The feeling is definitely mutual.

Intent on consummating their mutual attraction, Brint and Heleema leave the bar, and a group of drunken men who had been harassing Heleema earlier follow them. The men ram their pick-up into the motorcycle, sending the bike and both riders into a bar ditch along the side of the road. When Brint comes to, he finds Heleema on the verge of being raped. Secret or no secret, he has to rescue her. But as he shape shifts into his dog persona, he sees Heleema shift into a coyote. Together they dispatch the attackers, killing one of them, then escape. But their enemies aren’t so easily deterred and they want revenge.

From the very beginning Brint and Heleema are drawn together in lust. Now they are drawn together in danger as shape shifters and as humans.  In Heleema, Brint has found a woman he can trust and love. In Brint, Heleema has found a man to satisfy her passion and her heart.


Monday, July 14, 2014

New Release and Giveaway! THE HAIRY-LEGGED GIRLS CLUB by Carolyn Gregg

Tonight on "Other Worlds of Romance" on Blog Talk Radio, I'll be reading an excerpt from my erotic paranormal, urban fantasy romance, The Hairy-Legged Girls Club, written as Carolyn Gregg. And one lucky listener will win an e-copy!

Show time is 11 pm et/10 pm central
Don't miss it!
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Intent on consummating their mutual attraction Brint and Heleema leave the bar, and a group of drunken men who had been harassing Heleema earlier follow them. The men ram their pick-up into the motorcycle, sending the bike and both riders into a bar ditch along the side of the road. When Brint comes to he finds Heleema on the verge of being raped. Secret or no secret, he has to rescue her. But as he shape shifts into his dog persona, he sees Heleema shift into a coyote. Together they dispatch the attackers, killing one of them, then escape. But their enemies aren’t so easily deterred and they want revenge.


From the very beginning Brint and Heleema are drawn together in lust. Now they are drawn together in danger as shape shifters and as humans.  In Heleema, Brint has found a woman he can trust and love. In Brint, Heleema has found a man to satisfy her passion and her heart.