Tuesday, January 27, 2015

Re-released! TIT FOR TAT, a Humorous Erotic Urban Fantasy by Carolyn Gregg


Tit for Tat
Humorous, Erotic Fantasy Romance
by Linda Mooney
Writing as Carolyn Gregg
Music And Press
ISBN: 978-1-941321-38-6
Word Count:  15.9K

Tate Truer's television reality series as a survivalist in wild and uninhabited locales is about to have its plug pulled unless Tate can find a way to re-energize it.  He gets his wish in more ways than he imagines when he manages to dredge up an ornate bottle from the ocean floor. A bottle that contains a tiny woman, a genie, who is eager to grant his every desire ... as long as he grants hers first.

Monday, January 26, 2015

Juliette Cross Returns as My Guest Author Tonight on "Other Worlds of Romance" on Blog Talk Radio!

I'm delighted to announced that Juliette Cross returns as my guest author on January 26th on "Other Worlds of Romance" on Blog Talk Radio! Come listen as she reads an excerpt from her latest book, FORGED IN FIRE, Book 1 of the Vessel Trilogy, an urban fantasy/paranormal romance novel from Samhain Publishing.

Show time is 11 pm et/ 10 pm ct
It's going to be fantastic!

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She never knew this demon world existed. Now she just wants to survive it.

Genevieve Drake never needed a man to come to her rescue. Not until the night of her twentieth birthday, when some dude nearly chokes her to death in an alley behind a New Orleans Goth club. And a hot stranger splits the guy in half, rips a monster from inside, and incinerates it into ash.

The hunky rescuer? Jude Delacroix—Dominus Daemonum, Master of Demons, now her guardian, whether she likes it or not. But she’s seriously beginning to like it.

Her would-be murderer turns out to be only the first of many minions of the demon prince, Danté, who has all kinds of lascivious and sadistic plans. Which means when the formidably beautiful Jude offers his protection, Genevieve has no problem accepting it.

For Jude and his fellow demon hunters tell her she is a Vessel, one who is born to serve the Light, but can be corrupted into a weapon of darkness. And to survive, she must trust a man whose unearthly eyes promise heaven…but whose powers unleash hell.

Warning: Contains a dark and brooding demon hunter who harbors even darker secrets, a snarky heroine who’s being hunted by every demon in the underworld, and a sadistic demon prince with a fancy for violent sexual encounters.

Thursday, January 22, 2015

5 Tips on Being Productive

I'm closing the gap on completing my 80th book. I didn't choose to become a 'real' writer until my first novel was contracted in 2007. Before then, I had the sum total of 3 books finished. And I didn't retire from teaching until this past June of 2014 become a 'full time' writer.

So the most often asked question I get, mostly from other authors, is how did I do it? How did I fit in writing, between being a mother, wife, grandmother, and Kindergarten teacher?

Oh, yeah, I've hit brick walls. I've had weeks and months of not being able to put any words to paper. But I learned some very important tricks to help me avoid or crawl over those pitfalls. Here's what I've found that has helped me remain productive.

1. I don't start a new book until I know where it's going.  My biggest hurdles come when I want to write a story, but have abso-frigging-lutely no idea where it's going, or how it's going to get there. All I may have is a title, or a picture I found on the internet. But once I conceive the main conflict and resolution, it's a go!

2. Diversion is necessary. I don't feel guilty about checking out Tumblr, or Pinterest, or Facebook while I'm parked in the chair. But neither do I spend a lot of time there. The brain needs a break every now and then. Which is why it's critical that I...

3. Get out of the chair every so often. I wash dishes. I do laundry. I walk the dog. I do some minor clean-up (or major, depending on the state of the house). It's amazing how, by focusing on the mundane, it's allowed me to meditate on my book.

4. I keep a notebook with names, ideas, descriptions, scenarios, possible outlines, etc. That way I don't accidentally rename the hero/ine, or fudge up any other main component of the story. This becomes crucial in the event I want to do a sequel.

5. Edit before continuing. To get my mind back into the frame of the story, I edit what I've written previously. Not only does this get me mentally reconnected, but acts as impetus. I write cold turkey on a story. Even if I'm just beginning to start a new one, I read over my notes prior, to get a handle on what I want to do.

These are a few tip and tricks I use. Please share yours!

Tuesday, January 20, 2015

Re-released! HEALER OF THE HEART, a Sensuously Erotic Fantasy Romance Novel


Sensuously Erotic Fantasy Romance Novel
Music And Press
ISBN 978-1-941321-33-1
Word Count: 88.2K

On an alternate world, a woman with extraordinary healing powers, and a man who would be the next ruler of his country, are thrown together to save their lands from warring nations and to solve the mystery of two brutal deaths within their fortress, despite the danger to their own lives.

Through it all, they find a love that defies all odds, and becomes the symbol of hope for the future of their world.

Warning!  Contains bloody swordplay, dungeon indoctrination, covert meeting in the kitchen, challenging authority, repeated attempted murder, total disregard for traditions, and the ultimate Seven Joys.    

Click here for excerpt and buy links.         

Monday, January 19, 2015

Whoo-hoo! Lisa Kessler Returns as my Guest Author Tonight on "Other Worlds of Romance" on Blog Talk Radio

It's time to howl at the moon! Lisa Kessler returns to "Other Worlds of Romance" on Blog Talk Radio to read an excerpt from her new release, Blood Moon, from the Moon Series.

Show time is 11 pm et/ 10 pm ct
Come join the pack!

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One bite can change you.
And one kiss can change your destiny...

Nadya Dalca has been handed a death sentence. She's been bitten by the last living genetically enhanced werewolf―part of the Nero Organization's disastrous Moonlight project. With the poisonous blood now coursing through her system and pushing her to the limits, it is only a matter of time before Nadya's fate is sealed...

Gareth Takoda told himself he couldn't get involved. Caught up in a maelstrom of grief and bitterness, he has been isolating himself from his Pack. But when he is charged with watching over Nadya's first transformation―or bear witness should it go horribly wrong―Gareth is torn further by unwanted desire and the need to protect what is his.

One kiss changes everything. One shattering, all-consuming kiss. And with it, Nadya and Gareth face either salvation...or death.

Saturday, January 17, 2015

The 1970s Cold War Era Home Built 26 Feet Underground

The house was built in 1978 to withstand a nuclear blast by an arguably ‘paranoid’ wealthy businessman, Girard “Jerry” B. Henderson. The ambitious homeowner made his fortune with several companies including Avon cosmetics and Gulfstream Aerospace Corp. In 1964, he tried his hand at another business venture and formed his company, “Underground World Homes”. Convinced that things with the Soviets weren’t going to end well in the Cold War, Henderson tried pitching his vision of underground living to America. At the New York World’s Fair in the mid sixties, his company sponsored the exhibit, “Why Live Underground”. But if Henderson was going to wait out the end of the world underground, he was going to do it in style.

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Thursday, January 15, 2015

Life Hacks When Traveling

If you forget your wall plug, charge devices through the USB slot on a TV.

Use a pill container to keep jewelry organized and untangled.

Scan important documents before leaving for your trip. In the event of theft or misplacement, it comes in really handy to have extra copies of your passport, identification cards and flight itineraries that you can easily access on your smartphone or tablet.

If traveling outside the US, use ATMs instead of airport currency exchanges to save money. Many ATMs will offer much lower rates than what you can get from the airport currency exchanges.

On your last day in a foreign country, collect all your loose money and give it to the homeless.