Tuesday, May 31, 2016

I or She? My Problem With First Person Narratives


Today I'm over at Tina Glasneck's Celebrate With a Book Blog. Find out what I have to say about reading and writing first person narratives.

Sunday, May 29, 2016

Tuesday, May 24, 2016

Now Available in Print! MINE UNTIL MIDNIGHT, a Sci-Fi, Steampunk, Western Romance


MINE UNTIL MIDNIGHT
Sci-Fi, Steampunk, Western Romance
Word Count: 39.9K
$2.99 e / $9.99 p


He gambled and won something more valuable than money. He won love.

It started off as a little R&R on a backwater planet. All Ruce Haulk wanted was a place where he could breathe some fresh air, have a stiff drink, and perhaps while away a few hours at a game of chance. He should have known better. Before he's aware, he's embroiled in the middle of a flesh-peddling scheme, and the woman he "wins" is someone he never expected to find.

The moment Remi Clysonne saw the stranger take on Yarnell and his men single-handedly, she knew he was her only chance at escaping. She doesn't blame him when he doubts her claim that she's there to bring Yarnell to justice. What's more, she suspects there may be another reason why he's reluctant to offer aid.

What should have been a brief layover quickly becomes an all-out struggle for survival as Haulk and Remi battle their way out of an increasingly tangled mess. But the secrets they're keeping from each other may tear them apart before they manage to get away from this world and to safety.

Warning! Contains a clothes swap, levitating locomotives, watery soup, a pretty silver star, thousand-degree heat, attack dirigibles, and two people totally unprepared for whatever the future might hold for them.



Monday, May 23, 2016

Finally Breaking My Silence

Once again I've read a post by a blogger/reader who is lamenting the sameness in all sci-fi/paranormal/fantasy romances. I've read countless posts like it, where they are wondering why every book has the same Alpha alien/shapeshifting male, the same captured Earth female, the same vanilla plot, etc., etc., etc. And they pretty much swear off reading any more of these "cookie cutter" books.

Too many times I've held my tongue and tied my fingers to keep from replying and asking them, "Have you tried any of MY books?"

I feel blessed that I have so many readers who have written me, or left reviews that often say the same thing. That every one of my books is different (with some leeway given to series, where there should be a bit of commonality included.) They tell me the story wasn't what they expected, and that they were very surprised and happy. And they end up trying another book...and another book...

Even my editor comments on how every one of my books is totally unique to everything else she's edited.

I don't follow a pattern. I don't use the same formula for every book. You can even tell by my covers how much of a non-conformist I am. 

So please stop lumping all authors who write sci-fi, paranormal, and fantasy romances together. Don't give up on those genres you love. If you are a reader or blogger, ask around for recommendations for new and different reads and authors.

By the way, have you read anything of mine?


Sunday, May 22, 2016

I'm Guest Blogging Over at Dawn's Reading Nook Blog Today!


I'm guest blogging over on Dawn's Reading Nook LRC blog today!

Check out what I have to say about the mish-mash of genres
now available to readers, and why most authors are no longer
sticking to a single genre when writing their stories.

Tuesday, May 17, 2016

Now Available in Print! SANDEFLAY


SANDEFLAY
Urban Fantasy Romance
Word Count:  121.5K
$3.99 e / $15.99 p

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!

Monday, May 16, 2016

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

Christine Amden returns as my guest author tonight on "Other Worlds of Romance" on Blog Talk Radio! Come listen as she reads an excerpt from her latest Cassie Scot spin-off, Kaitlin's Tale.

Show time is 11 pm et/ 10 pm ct
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Kaitlin Mayer is on the run from the father of her baby – a vampire who wants her to join him in deadly eternity. Terrified for her young son, she seeks sanctuary with the hunters guild. Yet they have their own plans for her son, and her hopes of safety are soon shattered.


When she runs into Matthew Blair, an old nemesis with an agenda of his own, she dares to hope for a new escape. But Matthew is a telepath, and Kaitlin’s past is full of dark secrets she never intended to reveal.

Tuesday, May 10, 2016

New! E-REPTILE DYSFUNCTION, a Humorous Erotic Paranormal Romance



New!

E-reptile Dysfunction

Humorous Erotic Paranormal Romance

by Linda Mooney writing as Carolyn Gregg

Word Count: 12.8K

$1.99 e / $6.99 p            


Kreg Regius has been having a little trouble lately. The kind of trouble every male fears, no matter what species. Despite the dangers of people finding out how different he is, Kreg is desperate for relief and finds himself seeking professional help.
With nothing to do but wait, his brother prescribes a night out. When that proves to be fruitless, he makes his escape, and his night takes an interesting turn. The shapely brunette he shares a cab with could be just what the doctor ordered. Immediately, things for Kreg start looking up. In more ways than one.                

Excerpt and buy links

Monday, May 9, 2016

New Release and Giveaway! E-REPTILE DYSFUNCTION, a Humorous Erotic Paranormal Romance

It's a new release and giveaway tonight on "Other Worlds of Romance" on Blog Talk Radio!

Come listen as I read an excerpt from E-reptile Dysfunction, a humorous erotic paranormal romance written under my pseudonym of Carolyn Gregg.

One lucky listener will win a copy!


Show time is 11 pm ET/ 10 pm CT
Don't miss it!

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Kreg Regius has been having a little trouble lately. The kind of trouble every male fears, no matter what species. Despite the dangers of people finding out how different he is, Kreg is desperate for relief and finds himself seeking professional help.

With nothing to do but wait, his brother prescribes a night out. When that proves to be fruitless, he makes his escape, and his night takes an interesting turn. The shapely brunette he shares a cab with could be just what the doctor ordered. Immediately, things for Kreg start looking up. In more ways than one.

Saturday, May 7, 2016

One Cookie or the Entire Bag?

I'm over at the Here Be Magic blog today discussing whether readers are willing to start a series without knowing when the next book will come out, or if they'd rather wait for several books to become available before buying.

Which one are you?