Monday, March 30, 2015

Artemus Withers is my Guest Author Tonight on "Other Worlds of Romance" on Blog Talk Radio

If you like "Hitchhikers Guide to the Galaxy", you'll enjoy Artemus Withers' comedic space opera, The Adventures of Reztap. Come listen tonight on "Other Worlds of Romance" on Blog Talk Radio!

Show time is 11 pm et / 10 pm ct

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Even simple plans never quite work out for intergalactic trader Tar Reztap, and yet he and his loyal friend Gorth keep finding their way into crazy missions that border the impossible. Chased throughout known space aboard the Bloated Namreg (quite possibly the ugliest ship to ever dock in a space port), it’s not long before Reztap’s nemesis catches up. And it’s not the Captain of the Progorian warship (really it was an honest mix-up that started that war); nor the Madame of the Courtesan Academy, who happens to be half-sister to the head of the assassin’s guild. No, real trouble requires blood ties. Reztap’s brother sends the traders spinning back into space on a mission to rescue a princess from a fortress on Alaga One’s moon.

Desperate times call for desperate measures, and Reztap and Gorth are forced to pull out their back-up navigator – an eccentric android named Chuck, who has a thing for decorating (and “Rezzy”).Aboard the Namreg, a door that couldn’t be opened for thirteen years mysteriously grants entrance to a hidden chamber. Inside is a treasure, a long-lost family member, and a mission no one has to force Reztap to do. This time, he can’t fail. Regretfully, the “rescued” Princess Slurk is still on board, with plans of her own.

Sunday, March 29, 2015

Six on Sunday - Every Battle Lord's Nightmare

Six paragraphs from Every Battle Lord's Nightmare

 1.      A ghost of a smile crossed her lips. Lips he had the sudden urge to kiss. He felt his body tense up with the memory of the past few months. Their wild, uninhibited need to copulate because of Atty's surging hormones, and the lure of her out-of-control pheromones emitted during that first trimester of her pregnancy, often left them exhausted but elated. Fortunately, with her in her second trimester, that would no longer be an issue.

2.      Renken gestured at the lodge around them. “We can't assume this summit is going to be all sweet cakes and puppies. We can't assume this Highcliff character is looking to fill his docket with both sides, hoping they'll either come to blows or end up signing off on a new set of treaties.” He threw his knife onto the table, the hilt swaying gently upon impact as the blade sank into the wood. “Call me a pessimist, but what if those battle lords who hate Mutah far outnumber those of you who don't? And I'm talking big odds, like four to one, or maybe higher. What if those anti-Mutah bastards' intent is to gather all the pro-Mutah leaders together in one convenient package? Draw us in nice and neat in the center with them forming a bloody donut around us?”

3.      There was a flash of brightness as the ex-mercenary moved out of her line of sight to fetch her weapons from where they were strapped to the saddle. Atty stood and turned to face where the blood red light was emanating. Her hands grasped the long bow and quiver that were thrust into her hands, looping the container of arrows over her neck. Notching a shaft was automatic, done without thought until she realized she was armed and ready.

4.      She tugged on Renken’s tunic, pulling him along with her. She heard the almost silent silvery whine as he drew his sword from its scabbard. He reached behind him with his other hand and touched hers tugging on him. Her shoulder bumped into the wall…and it gave way. Hastily, she pushed it open further and retreated inside, almost dragging the ex-mercenary with her. The two strange men passed them less than a heartbeat later as they stood just inside the doorway. They heard the footsteps stop not too far down the hall, then a door opened and closed, leaving them in absolute silence once again.

5.      He couldn’t breathe.

6.    “D’Jacques.” The tone was gentler. Coaxing. Yulen turned to the battle lord. “It’s not too late to change your mind.” Highcliff held out his hands like a man giving a benediction. “You are an excellent soldier and a brilliant strategist. But, somehow, you traveled off the beaten path. That woman must have beguiled you to make you this way. Perhaps she used some sort of potion or Mutah magic. But it doesn’t have to be that way anymore. Just turn your back on those monstrosities and join my ranks. Come back to us, Yulen. Make your father proud, and help me wipe out the last of that diseased race. Believe me when I tell you, the last thing I want to do is make a martyr out of you.”

Saturday, March 28, 2015

I'm Signing Today at the Dogwood Book Festival!

I'll be signing books at the Dogwood Book Festival today (with New York Times bestselling author Rachel Caine). 
10 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.

Palestine Mall
2000 S. Loop 256
Come by and say "Hi!"

Friday, March 27, 2015

New! EVERY BATTLE LORD'S NIGHTMARE, a Sensuous Futuristic/Post-Apocalyptic Romance Novel


Book 6 of The Battle Lord Saga
Sensuous Sci-Fi/Futuristic/Post-Apocalyptic Romance
Music And Press
ISBN 978-1-941321-42-3
Word Count:

Determined in his quest to bring peace between Normal and Mutah compounds, Yulen D'Jacques accepts an invitation for him and Atty to attend a summit conference in the distant westerly province of Corado. 

If the long trip isn't dangerous enough, they face an onslaught of illness and disease, as well as creatures they've never before encountered. Worse, once they arrive at Rocky Gorge compound, they discover a plot that will shatter their lives and their love.

What follows is a harrowing experience of deceit and revenge served cold. And it soon becomes clear to Yulen and Atty that they will not survive this treachery. 

Warning! Contains extreme cold, vampire bats, tainted meat, rigged games of chance, a beloved found, and a never-ending nightmare that will haunt the Battle Lord of Alta Novis for the rest of his life.

Monday, March 23, 2015

It's Going to be a Magical Night When Marsha A. Moore Returns as My Guest Author Tonight on "Other Worlds of Romance" on Blog Talk Radio

It's going to be a magical night when Marsha A. Moore returns as my guest author tonight on "Other Worlds of Romance" on Blog Talk Radio. Come listen as she reads an excerpt from her YA fantasy/paranormal romance, Witch's Moonstone Locket: A Coon Hollow Coven Tale.

Show time is 11 pm et/10 pm ct

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Twenty-three-year-old Jancie Sadler was out of the room when her mother died, and her heart still longs for their lost goodbye. Aching to ease her sorrow, Aunt Starla gives Jancie a diary that changes her entire life. In entries from the 1930s, her great grandmother revealed how she coped with her own painful loss by seeking out a witch from nearby Coon Hollow Coven. The witch wore the griever’s moonstone locket, which allowed whoever could unlock its enchantment to talk with the dead.

Determined to find that locket, Jancie goes to the coven’s annual carnival held in her small southern Indiana town of Bentbone. This opposes her father’s strict rule: stay away from witches. But she’s an adult now and can make her own decisions. She meets Rowe McCoy, the kind and handsome witch who wears the moonstone. He agrees to let her try to open the locket, but they’re opposed by High Priestess Adara and her jealous desire to possess him. Desperate for closure with her mother, Jancie persists and cannot turn away from a perilous path filled with magic, romance, and danger.  

Wednesday, March 18, 2015

Re-Released! PET MY EASTER BUNNY, Humorous Erotic Fantasy

Now Available!

Pet My Easter Bunny
Tales of the Blakeney Sisters, Book 4

Humorous, Erotic, Fantasy Romance
by Linda Mooney
Writing as Carolyn Gregg
Music And Press
ISBN 978-1-941321-41-6
Word Count:  17.5K

Once upon a time, there lived a man with five rambunctious daughters. They were an average American farming family except for one minor detail. The man was a warlock, and all of his daughters were witchlets—half witch and half human.

Rast Clemmons is the most arrogant, opinionated, and snobbish son of a bitch Penderly Blakeney has ever met. The fact that he is also her new boss only makes matters worse.  

With Easter and her birthday just around the corner, Penderly knows beyond a doubt that her heart's call works at the seafood plant.  It's only a matter of time before she discovers who he is, and they seal their future together with the sex hex test. 

But first she has to get rid of Rast Clemmons, who is quickly becoming a major pain in the ass.  Regardless of the outcome, that man has screwed up her life for the last time, and now she's ready to call for magical reinforcements.

Tuesday, March 17, 2015

Happy St. Patty's Day! I'm Over at the Here Be Magic Blog!

Happy St. Patrick's Day! Check out my post over at the Here Be Magic blog. See what I had to say about wearing green, eating green, drinking green, and thinking green! And hopefully learn from my mistake.


Monday, March 16, 2015

Rachael Stapleton Returns as my Guest Author Tonight on "Other Worlds of Romance" on Blog Talk Radio!

I'm thrilled to announce that Rachael Stapleton returns as my guest author tonight on "Other Worlds of Romance" on Blog Talk Radio! Come listen as she reads an excerpt from her new release, Curse of the Purple Delhi Sapphire, Book Two of the Temple of Indra Series, from Solstice Publishing.

Show time is 11 pm et/ 10 pm ct
If you love time travel, mystery, and adventure, this is the book for you!

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As a librarian, Sophia Marcil loved reading, especially books about ancient curses and reincarnation, but she never imagined the legend of the Purple Delhi Sapphire was true until she inherited it and was transported back to a past life where she was murdered. Now she knows that not only is reincarnation real, but so is the devil’s magic locked inside the precious gem. Just as she’s about to tell her boyfriend Cullen about it, he proposes with an engagement ring made from a piece of the very sapphire that’s cursed her. Reeling from the shock and surrounded by his family, she allows him to place it on her ring finger. As soon as it touches her skin, she feels herself being wrenched back in time.

Before she knows it, she’s wandering the hallway of an old Victorian house in the body of her great aunt. Unfortunately, her nemesis has also reincarnated in 1920—as one of her family members. Sophia struggles to locate the Purple Delhi Sapphire in time to prevent the deaths of those she loves, but she fails and returns to her present-day life, to the precise moment she left, with a deep understanding that her killer’s soul is also tied to the sapphire and every life she has, he is resurrected as someone close to her.

Her stalker ex-boyfriend Nick seems like a prime candidate this time but she’s convinced she’s a step ahead of him, thanks to a tip from a medium, she knows that if she uses the magic of the stone correctly she can trap Nick’s soul in the sapphire and save herself. But when Nick is murdered, she finds evidence that has her questioning everything she thought she knew.

Is Cullen husband material or is history doomed to repeat itself?