Saturday, October 23, 2021

New! CLOCKING OUT, 12 Timely Tales of Terror by Linda Mooney writing as Gail Smith

 

New!

CLOCKING OUT
12 Timely Tales of Terror
by Linda Mooney writing as Gail Smith
Word Count:  24.5K
$2.99 e / $6.99 p

Includes:

1:11     Epistaxis—Actual vampires don’t need fangs in order to feed.

2:22     Starlight, Starbright—An astronaut defies orders not to return to Earth, but he does anyway…with dire consequences.

3:33     Rescue—Two detectives go in search of thirteen missing children and the person responsible for their disappearances.

4:44     Forecast—A bizarre weather phenomenon envelopes a city.

5:55     Firewood—He was warned about going into the forest to gather firewood.

6:66     Sniffy—A young boy grieves for his beloved pet.

7:77     Fortune—A teenager is informed he’s going to meet his fate that evening.

8:88     Karma—An abused woman’s husband gets his just desserts.

9:99     Second Date—He only dates young women with a unique personality or physical makeup.

10:10   100 Strokes—To combat her thinning hair, she thought she’d use an old tried-and-true method.

11:11   Mosquitoes—Her job was to test the blood of mosquitoes for possible signs of infectious diseases.

12:12   Protector—He promised he would protect her until his dying day.

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Friday, October 22, 2021

Now Available in Print! THE STAR ON THE TIP OF THE MOON, a Sensuous Sci-Fi/Apocalyptic Romance



 THE STAR ON THE TIP OF THE MOON
Sensuous Sci-Fi/Apocalyptic Romance
Word Count: 
19.2K
$2.99 e / $6.99 p

Astronaut Aldyn Mackie is on his return trip home after serving his stint on a small space station. During that time he and NASA have been following a nebula through space that’s on track to bypass Earth…or it was. Now it’s heading straight for the planet. Set to re-enter the atmosphere in the next hour, NASA gives Aldyn the go ahead, informing him that he should be safe as the nebula will be gone by the time he lands. After all, it’s just a cloud of ions, gases, and dust, right? What could go wrong?

When Aldyn lands it doesn’t take long to realize that something DID happen when the cloud enveloped the Earth. Something bad. The world has been wiped clean of every living thing.  Gone, as if they’d just disappeared. And he soon discovers it’s terrifying being the last man alive.

Trying to plan for a future is nearly impossible with no other humans, no animals for food or companionship, no birds or plants, or even insects. Aldyn knows he will die eventually, if he doesn’t go mad first. But when he catches a few glimpses of a woman in reflections, he begins to question his sanity. Is she real? If she is, who is she, and what is she doing here? He is desperate for human interaction, but if she doesn’t actually exist, his reality, and what’s left of his life, will be miserable at best.

Warning! Contains Chinese food, absolute silence, explosions, the good stuff, desperation, poisoning, desolation, and one man doubting his sanity when presented with a future of love.

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Tuesday, October 19, 2021

Now Available in Audiobook! MY BATTLE LORD'S PASSION, Book 9 of the Battle Lord Saga

 
Now Available as an Audiobook!

MY BATTLE LORD'S PASSION
Book 9 of The Battle Lord Saga
Sci-Fi/Futuristic/Post-Apocalyptic Romance
Word Count:
53.2K
$3.99 e / $9.99 p / $19.95 a
Narrated by Daniela Acitelli
Length: 5 hrs, 42 min
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The battle lord and lady of Alta Novis are still recovering from disease and loss, but things are slowly getting back to normal. Of course, things can’t be that easy. There’s a new enemy in town, of the eight-legged variety—an infestation of them. The species is a new one, and it's unknown how dangerous they are, but Yulen isn’t going to take any risks to find out. 

With a plan in motion, Yulen and a small army of men set out to track down the giant creatures, finding their nest in a cave. He and his crew waste no time going in to burn out the egg sacs, but when Yulen emerges from the flaming caverns, he finds himself…in the past? At least, he believes so when he sees the figure of a long-dead adversary.  

Somehow, a twist of fate has switched Yulen with a different version of himself. With the monstrous Yulen. The way he was before Atty. Before love. Before his acceptance of the Mutah. Realizing the other D’Jacques could be with his Atty, the reformed Yulen is seeing what his life would be like if she'd never come along. Now he must figure out how to get back to his own present. But before he does, he knows he has to bring this alternate timeline back up to speed with his own thriving world.  

Parallel lives, parallel realities, but totally different people and circumstances. Sometimes you learn a lot about yourself from experiences that you never knew possible, and it alters the course of your future for the better.

Warning! Contains hammies, seven years imprisonment, hard-won trust, a threat from within, an unexplained phenomenon, stagnation, and a love that crosses all boundaries of time and space.

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Sunday, October 17, 2021

Six on Sunday - THE STAR ON THE TIP OF THE MOON

Six paragraphs from THE STAR ON THE TIP OF THE MOON, a sensuous sci-fi/apocalyptic romance.

1.  
After sending off the communique, he ran the diagnostics, which confirmed what he already knew. The thing was remaining on its new course. Returning to the big window, he watched as the nebula crawled over Earth like an animal swallowing a large round pill. Slowly…slowly…until…

2. Leaving the control room, he continued through the building, opening each door he came to. All of the offices were empty, but now that he was aware of them, he spotted the discarded clothing. A cell phone. A mug of coffee that had been dropped when the person who’d been holding it suddenly vanished. Or melted. Or whatever the hell had happened to them.

3. He started to refresh his drink when the wind picked up, sending the leaves on the trees into a tizzy. Aldyn glanced up at the moon in time to see one of those stars suddenly drop. It continued to fall a considerable distance before it snuffed itself out. He followed its descent, until he caught sight of the hazy white figure standing at the end of the yard.

4. Stopping the car, he got out and turned his face to the sky. “If you can hear me, Susannah, I’m sorry! I’m sorry I yelled at you! Please come back! Yeah, I’m mad, but I’m not mad at you! I know you didn’t have anything to do with the creation of that nebula! You’re not responsible for it getting away from you! You were stuck with a shitty job of cleaning up after it, and I…I took my anger out on you! And I’m sorry! Please come back!” He pointed to a subdivision just up the road. “Look! I’m going over to that part of town to see if they have electricity. If they do, just look for this SUV, okay?” He patted the hood. “I’ll leave it parked outside.”

5. For the next several nights, Susannah kept him company. Each time she appeared more solid and less ethereal as the moon also filled. She was able to hold things of a heavier weight, until finally, when one time she accidentally touched his arm, he’d felt it. So Aldyn adjusted his internal clock as he would if he worked a graveyard shift—sleeping during the day so he could be awake and alert when she came to be with him. He’d also covered his bedroom windows with aluminum foil to keep the sunlight from penetrating inside.

6. He pointed to Susannah. “She’s saved me in more ways than I can explain. We may not be able to have any children, but she’s made my life worth living. If she leaves, if you abandon me here to fend for myself, you will kill me as surely as if you aimed some kind of ray gun at me and pulled the trigger. And then you will become the instrument of my death. You will have broken your vow, or whatever oath you took, or whatever promise you made when you took on this mission.” Aldyn poked a thumb at his chest. “I’m the only survivor you’ve found after tagging behind that nebula for how long? And now you’re just going to go your merry way and pretend I never existed? Fine. Go. Get the hell off my planet. I’ll dig my own grave, thank you.”

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Friday, October 15, 2021

New! THE STAR ON THE TIP OF THE MOON, a Sensuous Sci-Fi/Apocalyptic Romance

 

New!

THE STAR ON THE TIP OF THE MOON
Sensuous Sci-Fi/Apocalyptic Romance
Word Count:
19.2K
$2.99 e

Astronaut Aldyn Mackie is on his return trip home after serving his stint on a small space station. During that time he and NASA have been following a nebula through space that’s on track to bypass Earth…or it was. Now it’s heading straight for the planet. Set to re-enter the atmosphere in the next hour, NASA gives Aldyn the go ahead, informing him that he should be safe as the nebula will be gone by the time he lands. After all, it’s just a cloud of ions, gases, and dust, right? What could go wrong?

When Aldyn lands it doesn’t take long to realize that something DID happen when the cloud enveloped the Earth. Something bad. The world has been wiped clean of every living thing.  Gone, as if they’d just disappeared. And he soon discovers it’s terrifying being the last man alive.

Trying to plan for a future is nearly impossible with no other humans, no animals for food or companionship, no birds or plants, or even insects. Aldyn knows he will die eventually, if he doesn’t go mad first. But when he catches a few glimpses of a woman in reflections, he begins to question his sanity. Is she real? If she is, who is she, and what is she doing here? He is desperate for human interaction, but if she doesn’t actually exist, his reality, and what’s left of his life, will be miserable at best.

Warning! Contains Chinese food, absolute silence, explosions, the good stuff, desperation, poisoning, desolation, and one man doubting his sanity when presented with a future of love.

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