Wednesday, August 31, 2016

Shawna Reppert Returns Tonight on "Other Worlds of Romance" on Blog Talk Radio!

Let's try this again!

My sincere apologies about the show not being held on Monday the 29th as originally planned. Blog Talk Radio was having technical problems, so Monday's show has been rescheduled for TONIGHT!

Werewolves in London! Join us tonight on "Other Worlds of Romance" on Blog Talk Radio. Shawna Reppert returns as my guest author, and she'll be reading from her newly released paranormal romance, A Hunt by Moonlight.

Showtime is 11 pm et/ 10 pm ct

We'll have a howlin' good time!

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Something more deadly than werewolves is stalking the gaslit streets of London. Inspector Royston Jones, unacknowledged bastard of a high-born family, is determined to track the killer before more young women fall to his knife. But his investigation puts him in the way of a lord who is a clandestine werewolf and the man’s fiancée , a woman alchemist with attitude and a secret of her own.  Will they destroy Royston to protect their covert identities, or will they join with him to hunt the hunter?

Tuesday, August 30, 2016

Now Available in Print! A DIFFERENT YESTERDAY, a Post-Apocalyptic, Futuristic Romance

Now Available in Print!

Sci-Fi, Post-Apocalyptic, Futuristic Romance
Word Count:  67.3K
$3.99 e / $9.99 p

The Apocalypse.

It didn't come because of man's inhumanity to man. It didn't come from bombs, or plague, or even from aliens descending from outer space. In fact, no one knows what triggered it. And even if they did, there was no way to turn back time.

Only one thing was certain. One evening the sun had grown unexpectedly bigger and hotter, and heat and radiation unlike anything ever experienced washed over the Earth, bathing it in searing rays that devoured over three-quarters of the world's population.

Now the sun is smaller, and it doesn't radiate as much heat as it used to. The world is colder. Food is scarce, and people are fighting to stay alive.

Andrew Michael Tollson, aka "The Silent Wraith", was a man who roamed from settlement to outpost to city, offering his protection from scavengers and renegades. Years ago, right before the sun had exploded, when he had been a boy growing up in a small Texas town, he had felt his first crush for the little tomboy he knew as Jo. Now, as a grown man, he has finally made his way back to his boyhood home to see if Jo is still alive, or if she has been a victim of the Apocalypse. He has to know if the dreams and memories he has harbored were mere fantasies, or if the infatuation he'd felt then has grown into something else, something stronger and more tangible.

JoBeth Wythe was a member of The Triad, three leaders who protected their little settlement, and tried to recall the carefree days before the Apocalypse. All they wanted was the chance at a decent life, with enough food, some shared warmth, and a little hope for the future. She had never forgotten the pudgy little kid who had followed her around when she was growing up, the little boy she called Mikey. Every time she thought of him, it only brought back pain and a wistfulness for a past that no longer existed.

For Drew and Jo, it was only a matter of time before they would be reunited to fight together. To survive together. And to discover that the innocent kisses they had shared as children had grown into a love that would overwhelm them with desire.

Warning!  Contains permanent extreme cold, love everlasting, survivalists, separation, a legend in the making, a brutal mass murder, childhood friends to lovers, and the end of the world as we know it.

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Monday, August 29, 2016

Shawna Reppert Returns as my Guest Author Tonight on "Other Worlds of Romance" on Blog Talk Radio

Werewolves in London! Join us tonight on "Other Worlds of Romance" on Blog Talk Radio. Shawna Reppert returns as my guest author, and she'll be reading from her newly released paranormal romance, A Hunt by Moonlight.

Showtime is 11 pm et/ 10 pm ct

We'll have a howlin' good time!

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Something more deadly than werewolves is stalking the gaslit streets of London. Inspector Royston Jones, unacknowledged bastard of a high-born family, is determined to track the killer before more young women fall to his knife. But his investigation puts him in the way of a lord who is a clandestine werewolf and the man’s fiancée , a woman alchemist with attitude and a secret of her own.  Will they destroy Royston to protect their covert identities, or will they join with him to hunt the hunter?

Sunday, August 28, 2016

Six on Sunday: Monster of the Glades, Subwoofers, Book 3 - a Paranormal Romance

Six paragraphs from Monster of the Glades, Subwoofers, Book 3, a paranormal/contemporary fantasy romance.

He couldn’t tear his eyes away from her. In the firelight, her red hair appeared to be a living flame. Shadows played around her eyes and cheekbones. Moisture on her lips made them glisten, and he fought the need to kiss them. To taste the coffee residue and breathe her coffee breath into his lungs. As he wondered how he could surreptitiously scoot closer to her, Charlie took it upon herself to stand, adjust her pants around her legs, and re-sit, moving a couple of inches closer.

2.  Clint strode toward her, the keys dangling in his fingers as he approached. She crossed her arms over her chest not because she was cold, but because his nearness was having a direct effect on her heart and her breathing. For the first time in a very long time, she no longer felt like she had full control of the situation. Instead, she was floundering like a fish out of water, hesitant and full of doubt. She knew what she wanted to get out of this brand new relationship, but she had no idea how long it would last. Clint Abrams had knocked her proverbial feet out from under her, and she didn’t know if she liked this feeling of helplessness or not.

3.  Clint hooked the walkie back onto his belt and glanced around. Other than the usual sounds of the swamp and the low growl of the incoming storm, there was nothing to let him know where the others were located. Cupping his mouth with his hands, he started to call out to them when a gunshot went off. His skin went cold and stiff as the single round echoed around him. There was no way he could tell where it originated, or which direction he should run. Reaching for his walkie, he was about to call for reinforcements when a second shot went off, followed immediately by a third. It was enough for him to hone in on, and he took off.

4.  “I said cease fire!” Clint continued to wave his arms to get the group’s attention, when he noticed Dibs hand something to the man. Maxwell flapped his elbows in a gesture that left no doubt in his mind what the guy was about to do. Whirling around, he gestured for Charlie to turn and go back the way they’d come. “Run, Charlie! Go back! Run!

5.  Several people were waiting for them. A man wearing chinos and a sport shirt, and carrying a satchel followed Art as he took Clint into a bedroom on the first floor. Charlie started to go with him when the blonde woman named Billie stopped her. The woman gave her a hard stare and raised a hand up to eye level. Charlie glanced at it to see FBI credentials. “Sorry, Charlie, but I’m placing you under arrest. Come with me.”

6.  The creature shifted and dissolved. The tail shrank back into the body. The legs lengthened and grew muscular. The claws became fingers, and the leathery body faded into flesh tones. The powerful jaws withdrew as the face rounded, and hair sprouted from the scalp. In less than a minute’s time, what once had been an alligator was now a man who continued to gaze at her with those bright blue eyes that had never changed.

Thursday, August 25, 2016

Cindy Spencer Pape is Taking Over My Blog Today!

If you're not aware of the wonderful works of award-winning, best-selling author Cindy Spencer Pape, I strongly urge you to go check out her webpage and her books

Shot at by drug dealers and left to drown, marine biologist Heidi is rescued by the hottest boat bum she’s ever seen. Tall, dark and handsome, Jake is every girl’s dream. But with her best friend missing or dead and the bad guys still after her, the last thing she has time for is romance. As a merman, exiled from his colony and under a curse on when to shapeshift, Jake can’t afford to be around humans, especially a marine biologist who might discover his species. But he can’t throw Heidi to the wolves of the drug 
dealers and possibly corrupt law enforcement. He’ll fight drug lords, pirates and even the gods to protect her. More complications arise when Jake’s family shows up looking for help, but the biggest problem of all is whether Jake and Heidi can resist the massive attraction that grows between them.

 There's more than one way to vanquish a dragon... Who’d believe that in the enlightened year of 1815, Georgie Burn’s Welsh village still felt the need to make a sacrifice to the local dragon lord?  But since being the dragon sacrifice will save her younger siblings from the poor house, Georgie agrees. When Caddoc sees the buxom, flame-haired beauty waiting for him on the rocks, he can’t resist flying in for a closer look.  Then the little minx stabs him with an enchanted sword. He takes her back to his lair, shapeshifts to human form, and teaches her what it means to satisfy all the cravings of a dragon.

Merrick Hadrian hunts monsters, both human and supernatural. A Knight of the Order of the Round Table, his use of magick and the technologies of steam power have made him respected and feared. But his skills are useless in the face of his greatest challenge, guardianship of five unusual children. At a loss, Merrick enlists the aid of a governess. Miss Caroline Bristol is reluctant to work for a bachelor but she needs a position, and these former street children touch her heart. While she tends to break any mechanical device she touches, it never occurs to her that she might be something more than human. All she knows is that Merrick is the most dangerously attractive man she's ever met—and out of reach for a mere governess. When conspiracy threatens to blur the distinction between humans and monsters, Caroline and Merrick must join forces, and the fate of humanity hinges upon their combined skills of steam and sorcery...

Wednesday, August 24, 2016

An Open Letter to Dry Dog Food Manufacturers

Dear Dry Dog Food Manufacturers,

Please consider packaging 8-12 ounce packets of your dog food for my picky dachsies (and everyone else's dogs) to sample.

I detest having to buy an 8-lb. bag (the smallest available) of food, only to find they don't like it. Some stores won't take back an opened bag, and that's a lot of $$ wasted, especially when you're on a retired income.

Some stores, like PetSmart, will take back the opened bag (with restrictions), but the last thing they need is for customers to continue "trying and returning" bag after bag of dog food.

I see all these dog food commercials on television, and I would love to see if my pets will like it, but I cannot afford paying for those large bags just to give them a trial sample.

Please consider manufacturing smaller packets. If my dogs like your product, I will happily purchase the bigger bags.

Thank you,

A loving dog owner

Tuesday, August 23, 2016

New! Now Available! MONSTER OF THE GLADES, Subwoofers Bk. 3, a Paranormal/Contemporary Fantasy Romance


Subwoofers, Book 3
Contemporary Fantasy/Paranormal Romance
Word Count: 36.3K
$2.99 e

Alligator, Bear, Cougar, Deer, Eagle
They found each other by accident. They became a team for life.

When Clint Abrams of Bag It and Tag It Excursions is approached by representatives of JayMax Productions to film scenes in the swamp for a horror movie, he is intrigued. Both by the movie, whose subject hits a little too close to home, and by the tall, freckled redhead, Charlie Dupine.

Clint can’t hide his feelings for Charlie, and the more time he spends with her, the more he knows she is his destiny. His life mate. His everything.

There is something about Clint that Charlie can’t quite explain, and she can’t get him off her mind. She’s not big on relationships but if nothing else, a one-night stand with the guy can’t hurt while she’s at the lodge. He’s causing feelings in her that she’s not sure about.

But when danger rears its head, it’s not all because of the wildlife. Clint will do whatever it takes to save her, but that may mean exposing his secret. Will she run when she learns the truth? Or can she love him just the same? That choice may be taken away when lives are threatened and the FBI becomes involved. 

Warning! Contains swampy bogs, a snare pole necklace, alligator soup, were-gators, an explosive pineapple, and one insane act that could cost a man his life, as well as the woman he loves.

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Monday, August 22, 2016

Joe Reyes is my Guest Author Tonight on "Other Worlds of Romance" on Blog Talk Radio

Join us tonight on "Other Worlds of Romance" on Blog Talk Radio. Joe Reyes will be my guest author, and he'll be reading from his post-apocalyptic novel, Aftermath. 

Show time is 11 pm et/ 10 pm ct

Don't miss it!

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Aftermath is a growing series about war, love, brutality and most of all, survival. What was once the United States has become a savage post-apocalyptic environment where the worst of the worst prosper and the remaining good hide.

The series features a brutal setting, where 7 characters in different parts of the United States must adapt to this new environment. The “fight or flight” mentality plays into the story, as the nation is divided into factions fighting for control of the country. The government is outnumbered, outgunned, and forced into hiding as well to recoup their forces.

Sunday, August 21, 2016

Something Fishy


Singing a duet?

And then there's whatever in the world this is!

Saturday, August 20, 2016

People Being, Uhh, People

Wait for it...

And up she goes!

Creating a whole new definition of the word "vaulting".

Wednesday, August 17, 2016

Come Help Support the Mending Mads Online Silent Auction

Here's a chance to win big! Mending Mads is having an online auction August 17-24. Bid on signed books, ebooks, swag, boutique gifts, autographed cover model pictures, and more! 100% of the proceeds from the auction will go to RAINN to help support survivors of sexual violence, raise awareness, and advocate. 

Tuesday, August 16, 2016

Now Available in Print! E I E I O, a Novella of Cannibalistic Horror

A Story of Cannibalistic Horror
by Linda Mooney writing as Gail Smith
Word Count:  12.1
$1.99 e / $6.99 p

Old MacDonald had a farm, E I E I O
And on this farm he had some pigs, E I E I O
With a hack hack here, and a chop chop there,
Here a shriek, there a scream
Everywhere the blood streams...                                        
Old MacDonald had a farm, E I E I O

In rural Georgia in 1948, a man was lucky to get any kind of work.  Which was why Cletus Pink felt he'd been blessed when an old farmer named MacDonald offered him a job.  But what was making the horrific sounds coming from the main house?  Worse, why was there always fresh blood oozing out from underneath the kitchen's back door?

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Monday, August 15, 2016

Loren Rhoads is my Guest Author Tonight on "Other Worlds of Romance" on Blog Talk Radio!

Love succubi? Come join us tonight on "Other Worlds of Romance" on Blog Talk Radio. Loren Rhoads will be reading from her newest release, Lost Angels. 

Show time is 11 pm et/ 10 pm ct
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When the succubus Lorelei sees Azaziel across Lost Angels, she knows he’s been kicked out of Heaven, but is not yet Fallen.  She resolves to do whatever it takes to bring the angel down.

 Unfortunately, Lorelei doesn’t realize that Azaziel has an agenda of his own. Taking her back to a burned-out church, he forces a mortal girl’s soul into the devil girl’s flesh. Then the succubus needs to find an exorcist who can cast the ghost out of her. 

With all the supernatural warriors of Los Angeles looking on, neither the angel nor the succubus can imagine how love will derail their plans…

Sunday, August 14, 2016

Coming Soon to Audiobook! I'M NOT EHRYNN ROSE

I'm thrilled to announce that I'm Not Ehrynn Rose is currently in production to become an audiobook. It will be narrated by Daniela Acitelli, and its release date will be in November.

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Not feeling well, Nadia Logermeyer, a twenty-eight-year-old dental assistant living in New York City, lies down to rest, only to wake up in the Houston, Texas. In someone else's body. With someone else's name. And with someone else's husband.

She has no idea how or why she's now Ehrynn Rose, or why Ehrynn tried to take her own life. All she knows is that as soon as she's able, she needs to return to NYC to find out what happened to her own body. 

But that's not the worst of it. She's falling in love with Nash Rose, Ehrynn's husband. Unfortunately, the couple are in the midst of a sticky divorce, and her claims of a body switch are only making things more complicated.

She's not Ehrynn Rose, but it's quickly getting to the point where she'd give anything to be her. It isn't until she discovers the real reason why she tried to commit suicide that she realizes the danger isn't over yet.

Warning! Contains a prenuptial agreement, a monkey-shaped birthmark, visits to pawn shops, high-end fashions, long-distance revenge, a pink Bentley, and an incredible circumstance that threatens a new-found love.

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To see what other audiobooks I have available, click here.

Saturday, August 13, 2016

“A Selkie Story” by Kate Leiper

That night, as the moon sailed white as a pearl over the western sea, the selkie woman rose, leaving the warm bed and slumbering husband. She walked alone to the silent shore and took off her clothes, one by one, and let them fall to the sand. Then she stepped lightly over the rocks and unrolled the speckled brown parcel she carried with her, and held it up before her. For one moment maybe she hesitated, her head turning back to the dark, sleeping croft on the machair; the next, she wrapped the shining skin about her and dropped into the singing water of the sea…

Tuesday, August 9, 2016

Now Available in Print! NEVERWYLDE, The Rim of the World, Book 4 - a Sci-Fi Romance

Now Available in Print! 

The Rim of the World, Book 4
Sensuous Sci-Fi Romance
Word Count: 42.4K

$2.99 e / $9.99 p

On a half-world filled with danger and deception, the only thing keeping them sane and safe was their love.

They were no longer Terran and Seenecian. They were brothers-in-arms, fighting against a common foe.

With all new obstacles to face—a new climate, new enemies, and new personal issues for Kelen—the crew has their work cut out for them in this new territory. Already beaten down and broken, their food and water rations dwindling, and constant, non-stop attacks, it’s only a matter of time before they’re defeated.

On Neverwylde, you must learn to adapt. Protect those you love. But most importantly, be careful who, or what, you trust. 

Warning! Contains ice quakes, meat eaters, purple rooms, death, glowing stones, truth in advertising, dwindling supplies, and a catastrophe and separation that could end in disaster.

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Saturday, August 6, 2016

The Authors After Dark Book Signing is Open to the Public Today From 2-4 PM

Come by and meet some of your favorite authors, and some new-to-you authors! I'll be there! Come by and say, "Hi!"

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