Tuesday, February 24, 2015

Fantasy House of Leaves

Amazing structure made by Matt Parker that looks like something from Rivendell or Lothlorien. Found on Tumblr.

Monday, February 23, 2015

We'll Have Dragon Warriors When Coreene Callahan Guests Tonight on "Other Worlds of Romance" on Blog Talk Radio!

If you like dragon warriors, you don't want to miss tonight's show on "Other Worlds of Romance" on Blog Talk Radio.  My guest author is Coreene Callahan, and she'll be reading from her fantasy romance, Fury of Obsession.

Show time is 11 pm et/ 10 pm ct

Don't miss it!
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Dragon-warrior Venom lives in self-imposed isolation. Cursed by his toxic touch, he is deadly to anyone who has contact with him for too long. Set apart from others and hounded by intense loneliness, he craves the lasting connection he believes he cannot possess. Until a chance encounter with a sultry mortal offers a ray of hope…

Evelyn Foxe is the woman of Venom’s every desire, but she’s too busy running from the Russian mob to think about love. As she accepts Venom’s offer to help her escape her precarious situation, she’s skeptical, afraid that he’s in league with those sent to harm her. But when a biological weapon is unleashed in her hometown, Evelyn is forced to trust Venom—or risk the dangers of going it alone.

Will they survive the firestorm that rages around them? And can they pull from the ashes a love that will defy all the odds and last through the ages?

Saturday, February 21, 2015

Friday, February 20, 2015

Monday, February 16, 2015

Lisa Acerbo is my Guest Author Tonight on "Other Worlds of Romance" on Blog Talk Radio

Hey, sci-fi fans! You don't want to miss our episode tonight on "Other Worlds of Romance" on Blog Talk Radio! Lisa Acerbo is my guest author, and she's reading an excerpt from her new release, REMOTE, a sci-fi/futuristic/post-apocalyptic romance from Etopia Press.

Show time is 11 pm et/ 10 pm ct
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When technology fulfills every dream, reality becomes a nightmare.

Below the streets of New State, the undergrounders fight to remain free of the technological control of the world above. Every night, Yara risks her life fighting New State’s deadliest weapons, the drones. Half human and half machine, their living half tortured until everything human is gone, the drones have only one objective. Kill. And they do it with exacting precision.

Yara is good at her job and committed to her raids on New State. Until one of those raids brings her face-to-face with Joshua, a New State citizen who doesn’t quite fit her preconceived expectations. After a couple of awkward encounters, he shows her the meaning of hooking up—a computer simulation that allows people to live out their fantasies—without the complication of emotional entanglements or physical reality. But what Yara feels for Joshua is very real. And it’s punishable by law.

As she and Joshua grow closer, she convinces him to leave New State for her underground cause. But as the unrest between New State and the underground escalates, and the drones move in to destroy her world, nothing goes as planned. Families are arrested, loyalties are strained, and Yara’s forced to choose between her people and her feelings. The wrong choice could mean the end of her people, and reality could slip away—forever...

Sunday, February 15, 2015

Six on Sunday - QITIRIN

Six paragraphs from Qitirin, a Sensuous Paranormal/Fantasy Romance

    1. Once he reached the Barrok River bridge, it was normally a two and a half hour trek to the cabin. Today, it was closer to four hours before Joshua traipsed up the side of the mountain to where his place was located. It had gone dark an hour ago, and storm clouds were blocking out whatever light could be gleaned from the night sky. Regardless, he had trekked in near pitch black before. It wasn't the smartest thing to do, considering most large predators did their hunting after sundown. But he had no choice. Those two idiots who'd confronted him at Casey's had put a serious dent in his schedule, delaying his return. 

    2. Joshua's hands froze on the wood stock as a nearly human scream of anguish came from outside the cabin. Instinctively, he grabbed the gun and hit the floor, freezing in place. Heart pounding, beads of sweat coated his skin. A thin trail of salty perspiration dribbled down the side of his face. The scream came again, forcing him to squeeze his eyes shut.

    3. He stopped, his hand on the door latch. "What am I doing?" He took a step back as realization sank in. "What am I doing? What am I thinking? Why am I even arguing with myself about this? Get your shit together, Cobb! She doesn't exist. She never existed." He gave the rope another glance. "Come on, Cobb. Get fucking, freaking real here! I must have imagined it all. There isn't any shape-shifting wolf girl. There's no such thing!"

    4. Silently, she moved toward, pressing herself into the blanket he held open. Automatically, his arms went around her, enveloping her within the quilt as she molded her body against his. He realized she was tall. The top of her head bumped his nose when she nuzzled the mat of hair peeking above the neck his shirt. Her breath, like a warm, moist mist, tickled. And as she lifted her face, pulling one arm from her warm cocoon to wrap around his neck, he hesitated for only a moment, then readily lowered his lips to hers.

    5. He brought her lips to his and folded his arms around her to keep her from getting too chilled. Their kiss was deep, shadowing their fear and worry. Rocking together on the ground, they let the terror of the past quarter hour drain away. Until, reluctantly, he pulled away from her and gazed into her tear-filled eyes. He glanced over her, looking for any injury.

6. "I may not be an alpha, but I sure as hell will protect what is mine. And Qitirin is mine. Other thing, Annon, your secret is safe with me. You have nothing to worry about. I will do whatever it takes to keep knowledge of the loup garou safe because, by doing so, I can keep Qitirin safe. So rest assured and take your pack and move on. Find some place you feel is best for your family, and leave us in peace."

Excerpt and buy links.

Friday, February 13, 2015

Love is Strong as Death

*TITANIC: “A wealthy, single socialite, Edith was 36 years old when she boarded the Titanic. On board she befriended a 59 year old wife and mother named Caroline Brown. The two women were among the throng trying to reach a lifeboat as the Titanic sank. When only one space remained, Edith pushed Caroline forward saying “You go first, you have children waiting at home.” Edith was one of four first class women to perish in the sinking of the Titanic. Her body has never been recovered.”

Thursday, February 12, 2015

60 Creative Wooden Sculptures

If you go here, you can see more of these. They're not all the same. But they're all incredible pieces of art.

Tuesday, February 10, 2015

New! QITIRIN, a Sensuous Paranormal/Fantasy Romance


Sensuous Paranormal Fantasy Romance
Music And Press
ISBN 978-1-941321-39-3
Word Count:  33.2K

Scarred and traumatized, ex-Marine Sergeant Joshua Cobb can no longer function amid normal civilization. He's retreated to the mountains of Alaska to live in solitude, where he can battle his personal demons in peace.

Life is harsh in the untamed wild, especially when he has to face other creatures who are also trying to survive. But the bears and wolves and other dangerous animals are no match for the two-legged variety who see Joshua as easy prey.
He has no idea that the injured wolf he rescues will become more than a companion. It will also save his life, and show him a love he only believed was possible in fairy tales.

Because the wolf, Qitirin, is more human than anyone could imagine.

Warning! Contains ill-fitting clothes, inhumane traps, actionable threats, banishment, pissed-off bears, and a way of life that demands both undying love and the ultimate sacrifice.

Monday, February 9, 2015

Don't Miss Tonight's Episode with Barb Jones on "Other Worlds of Romance" on Blog Talk Radio!

If you love demons, vampires, werewolves, the undead, and fallen angels, don't miss this episode on "Other Worlds of Romance" on Blog Talk Radio when Barb Jones joins me as my guest author. She'll be reading from her paranormal romance, BLOOD PROPHECY, One Queen's Destiny.

Show time is 11 pm et/ 10 pm ct

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In the hour of the wolf will come the Queen of reconciliation.  In the birth of her death the joining will commence and great will be the hatred of her words.  Her glory will free the wolf, the Seer, the undead walkers and the bind them to a fate that will turn against all foes who stand in peril against the destruction of the world.  The Queen, connected with the child of joining, will rise above all others and bring forth a sense of unification and peace through her justice.
When the Blood Moon is risen, the chosen path must be made.  The Queen will be reborn in full power.  Her lover will become her enemy and her destruction is imminent if her heart is bound to another.  The half child will be her scepter, her strength and her avenging angel.  Either the blood drinkers will accept their true Queen or the dead will rise against the blood drinkers and man.  The Witch will be the right arm of the Queen, the truest weapon of destruction.  The Queen and the Witch are connected and bound by love, by the truest of marks.  The Wolves will know their Queen by her wolf blood.  The Blood Prophecy will be link all and the truest angel of justice will rise with her sword.  The Queen will have her revenge and ascension.
The battle will rage.  A hunter will become the fallen.  A fallen angel will be redeemed and the Dark Man that once ruled the world will be no more.  An avenging angel will grow in pure heart as long as she remains true to the One.  A love will survive for time but only if blood does not reach the Chalice.