Wednesday, December 31, 2008

New Year's Day ONLY! 1/2 Off EVERY Ebook at Red Rose Publishing!



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Friday, December 26, 2008

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Thursday, December 25, 2008

Wishing Everyone the Happiest of the Holiday Season!

Merry Christmas to One and All, Y'all!

Saturday, December 20, 2008

Please Vote!!


Hello, and Happy Holidays, Everyone!

My erotic sci-fi romance novel RUNNER'S MOON: SIMOLIF is up for Best Book over at Long & Short/Whipped Cream Reviews! If you have a moment, I would sincerely appreciate your vote! Please note that voting is only allowed Sat. and Sun., with the poll closing Sun. eve., Dec. 21st.

You can vote at
http://www.longandshortreviews.com/WC/recentrev.htm

Thank you so much!

Monday, December 15, 2008

NEW! HEARTCRYSTAL, the sequel to HEARTFAST


NEW!

HeartCrystal
(Sequel to HeartFast)
A Sensuous Sci-Fi Romance Novel
by Linda Mooney
From Whiskey Creek Press Torrid
http://www.whiskeycreekpress.com/torrid/index.php?main_page=product_info&products_id=369


They were the Guardians. Sixteen special men and women with incredible powers, who had sworn their lives to the protection of their galaxy, while upholding the laws of their world.

For Dark Hunter and StarLight, it seemed the worst was over. With StarLight still recovering from her near-death experience with the Ombitra, they were ready to resume their lives as the first-ever married Guardian couple in history. Ready for a new life filled with love and extraordinary passion.

But there are unknown perils when working in outer space. There are dangers beyond description—unforeseeable events and catastrophes that can bring nightmares to any sane person.

They had sworn they would share a lifetime together.

The universe had other plans.

Saturday, December 13, 2008

Romance Bistro is Having a Christmas Party!

The Romance Bistro Christmas Party

December 12th, 13th and 14th

Participating authors include:

A.J. Wilde, Eve Summers, Linda Mooney,
Carolyn Gregg, Jaxx Steele,Jane Beckenham,
Sheniqua Waters, Desiree Lee,
Dana Littlejohn, Sloane Taylor, Tabitha Shay,
Jessica Barksdale Inclan, Beth Wylde,
Adrianne Brennan, and the authors of Eternal Press.

Your hostesses are:
Stacy Dawn, Cindy Green, Sophia Danu, and Megan Rose.

Plus: Joe, Our Gorgeous Waiter

Join us for festive fun and great prizes.

http://groups.yahoo.com/group/Romance_Bistro/

Thursday, December 4, 2008

New! Sand Castle - a sweet contemporary Christmas story!

New for the Holidays!

Sand Castle
A sweet contemporary romancefor the Christmas holidays
by Linda Mooney
From Red Rose Publishing: http://redrosepublishing.com/bookstore/product_info.php?products_id=334

Blurb:
Terrie Myers never believed life would give her a second chance at anything. Little did she understand the draw of a little girl with dreams of a knight in shining armor. Or the magic of hope that would turn those dreams into reality.

Excerpt:
She had finished washing the few dishes she’d used for supper when there was a knock on the door. Terrie’s eyes immediately went to the clock radio sitting on the table. It was a little past seven. Who on earth could be—
Madge. Maybe it was Madge.
Point Maddin had very little if any crime. Mostly petty thefts, graffiti spray painted on fences, and a few slashed tires. But after living in Tulsa as long as she had, Terrie had qualms about leaving her home unlocked, or opening her door without knowing first who was on the other side.
"Who is it?"
"Uhh, Paul Leeds. Are you the lady who played with Molly on the beach today?"
Well, what do you know! The girl did name the knight after her daddy!
"Hold on!" she quickly unlocked the door. She opened it, and literally gasped to see the man standing on the other side.
In the porch light she could see he was tall and broad-shouldered. Dark reddish-brown hair, maybe chestnut. And the most gorgeous blue eyes she’d ever seen on a human being. Vaguely, she wondered if he wore colored contacts.
"Uhh. Yeah. What’s wrong? Is something the matter?"
"Oh, no! Nothing’s wrong. In fact, Connie told me about you taking the time to play with her. No, uhh..." He held out the net beach bag Terrie had left behind. "Molly said this was yours."
"Thank you." It was difficult to breathe. It was like his presence was sucking all the oxygen out of the place. She reached out to take the bag, and her whole body trembled.
Good Lord, what’s wrong with me?
"I also wanted to thank you...Terrie, right?" He smiled, and Terrie swore she could feel herself beginning to puddle all over the plank flooring.
Why don’t you ask him inside? a little voice whispered inside her head.
Are you nuts? He’s a married man!
"Yes. I’m sorry. Terrie Myers." She held out her hand. The moment she did, she knew she was done for.
Sure enough, when his warm fingers closed over hers, Terrie had to clutch the door just to keep herself on her feet. She was amazed she still was able to speak coherently.
"Terrie. Well, thank you for being such a good neighbor."
"Yeah. Connie told me you were from Tempe." A little giggle escaped her. "Quite a contrast between here and there."
He laughed softly. So softly she wished she could press her cheek to his chest and listen to it echo. "I don’t think you could get much more of a contrast than between those two places. Are you a permanent resident here, Miss Myers?"
For a moment there Terrie got the distinct impression that the man wanted to be asked in. But that wouldn’t be kosher.
"Umm, pretty much so. Now. My family’s owned this place for several decades. I’ve just recently moved back myself...on a permanent basis." She managed a smile and hoped he wouldn’t notice how nervous she was.
Or maybe he did. At least he realized she wasn’t going to invite him inside.
"Well, I need to be getting back to the house. Thank you again, Miss Myers. Next time you come by, you’re welcome to join us for hot chocolate. Or some spiced cider, being the season and all."
"Thank you. That sounds nice."
He made a half-hearted gesture, like a wave, and left the porch. Terrie stepped outside where she saw him get into a small sports car before driving away. Going back inside her bungalow, she wondered how the Leeds managed to find their way to Point Maddin, population two hundred and fifty-eight, when most of the out-of-towners were down during the summer months.
More than that, Terrie wondered how she was going to keep from dreaming tonight about the good-looking Mr. Paul Leeds without feeling any sort of guilt.

Tuesday, December 2, 2008

Coming Dec. 13th - The 12 Give Aways Days Before Christmas!


Get Ready for The 12 Days BEFORE Christmas!

Beginning December 13th, I will be giving away A Book Every Day until Christmas!

Want in on it? Just send me an email at Linda@LindaMooney.com and say "Please put me on your Christmas list!" Then, beginning Saturday the 13th, I will draw one name out of my Santa cap every day AND THE WINNER WILL GET THE BOOK OF THE DAY!

Check the contest page
here for the line-up!

This is my way of saying "Thank you" to all who have read and enjoyed my work in the past.

HAPPY HOLIDAYS
from Linda Mooney!

Saturday, November 29, 2008

New Release!


I'm proud to announce the release of Capsized, my latest book from Ellora's Cave. Chris is in love with Joni and knows she's his happily-ever-after one. He's completely floored when Lance, his best friend from college, visits and he finds himself attracted to the other man. What's a guy to do but go with the flow and see what happens?

What a fun book to write! I hope you like Chris, Lance and Joni as much as I do.

The first chapter is available on my website at www.lynnlafleur.com/capsizedch1.htm. The book is now available at Ellora's Cave, www.jasminejade.com/p-6755-capsized.aspx.

Lynn

Monday, November 24, 2008

The Eternal Kiss at a discount!



The Eternal Kiss on Amazon! At a low price!

http://www.amazon.com/gp/shops/storefront/index.html?ie=UTF8&marketplaceID=ATVPDKIKX0DER&sellerID=AU8MBCLWFXBAZ

Buy a book! Buy one for a friend! And here's a special offer: the first 5 orders will receive a signed poster with their book (May be mailed separately at no extra cost). All books can be autographed, with a short inscription.

Christmas is coming! Enjoy a book! Share a book! Give a book!

TODAY ONLY, IT'S A BOGO! AND YOU MAY STILL WIN!


BUY ONE, GET ONE FREE!

Yes, you heard me! It's a BUY ONE GET ONE FREE! Plus, your name will be entered into a drawing for a FREE COPY of HeartCrystal, the sequel to HeartFast, being released December 15th from WCPT!

If you buy HeartFast on Monday, Nov. 24th, send me a copy of the receipt (or forward proof of purchase) and
the title of any one of my ebooks listed here and I'll send you the PDF of that book FOR FREE!

Buy HeartFast Monday, and get your choice of another book FREE!

Email proof of purchase to
Linda@LindaMooney.com
Your name will also be entered into a drawing for a PDF copy of HeartCrystal, the sequel to HeartFast, which will be delivered to you when it's released on December 15th.

You can buy HeartFast at the
Whiskey Creek Torrid website here, or on Fictionwise here.

This offer IS ONLY GOOD MONDAY, November 24th!

Wednesday, November 19, 2008

My Short is Up

For those of you that have read Kaitlin's Silver Lining, I have a short holiday story that will be posted Thursday, November 20 at the Writer's Vineyard. This story involves two of the secondary characters, Luke and Charlie. And while you're there, take a gander at some of the other awesome stories and excerpts and enter several wonderful contests.

Monday, November 10, 2008

HEARTFAST is Now Available on Fictionwise, and at 15% Off!


Available Right Now at Fictionwise at 15% Off!http://www.fictionwise.com/eBooks/eBook76063.htm?cache

HeartFast
A sensuous erotic sci-fi romance
by Linda Mooney
Publisher: Whiskey Creek Press
Size: 102.5K (super novel)
Heat rating: sensuous/explicit
Trailer: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NkVf9dYYgkk
*****
They were the Guardians, sixteen special men and women with incredible powers. They lived on a world that, eons ago, had suffered a devastating plague that had rendered more than half its population unable to reproduce. In order to assure the survival of their species, the HandFast law was enacted. Every month, twenty couples, complete strangers, were drawn by lottery—couples whose sole purpose would be to procreate.
It was a cold and impersonal law, but it worked.When StarLight and Master Hunter heard their names called out to be HandFasted, their neat, orderly lives were turned upside-down. Gone was the comfortable companionship and brother-sister working relationship. Now they were forced into an intimacy neither had wanted, nor expected.Neither were they prepared for the overwhelming passion they would find in each other's bodies, as well as in their hearts. But things would only get more complicated and dangerous, because someone had deliberately placed their names in the lottery as the first step in destroying their world and every Guardian living.
*****
Excerpt:
Two nights. They had shared two nights, and she’d become like his own blood.
The netherworld protected him during his flight past a hundred moons and planets. Its only drawback was that it wasn’t oxygen rich, which meant he had to find worlds where he could breathe and re-stock that thin bubble around him. As he slipped effortlessly into gray, mist-like non-existence, his body reached out, calling to her.
Terrin.
Time Merchant and Deceiver had stared at him when he had told them he had to convince Star he loved her. Oddly, though, they didn’t seemed surprised, other than hearing him declare it. A tiny smile creased the corners of his mouth. How many of them already suspected the truth?
A tiny shimmering of color rainbowed from behind an asteroid belt circling an uninhabited planet below. The phenomena should not have been there, as the coloring faced away from any light source. Hunter felt a tug in his bones, and he dropped to check it out.
When he finally spotted her, for the span of several heartbeats he almost allowed his terror to swallow him whole. She was lying sprawled inside one of the million craters spotting the back of the largest asteroid. Motionless, there was no sign of breathing, no sign of life coming from her.
Hunter drew closer. The asteroid had no atmosphere. If he left the void, he would die almost instantly, but definitely, and with extreme agony in the airlessness of space.
A tremor ran through her, and her eyes flew open. Her mouth formed a single word.
No!
He watched as she painfully got to her feet, and at that moment it hit him. She could feel him. She could tell he was there, as surely as he could sense her. How, he couldn’t begin to understand, but the knowledge gave him both a sense of security while at the same time it also posed a problem. How would he be able to approach her if she could "see" him coming?
Star was weak. The star-like pattern on her body suit barely moved. Her face was pale. Wane. Her violet eyes were enormous saucers.
Taking the risk, Hunter coalesced for less than a fraction of a second before retreating back into the void. But it was enough time to drop the earpiece in front of her.
Star saw the tiny communications device materialize near the toe of her boot, as if by magic. Long moments passed as she stared at it, warring with her emotions. Fighting with her need to hear his voice, even though she knew that if she relented and put it on, all that she had accomplished thus far would not matter anymore.
Hunter watched her body tremble as he softly urged her to "-pick it up, my love. Please. Please. Take it and put it on. Let me talk to you. Let me tell you how this flight is going to kill us, but I don’t care. I don’t care anymore, not as long as I’m with you. Not as long as the last thing I ever see is your beautiful face. Pick up the earpiece, Terrin. Please."
She bent to retrieve the earpiece, and Hunter finally knew her love for him was greater than her worse fears and despair. He waited for her to slip it on. Waited for her to speak first.
"I know you’re there. I can feel you. You’re so damn close." Her voice was a ghost. She was past exhaustion, as was he.
"Terrin."
At the sound of her name, Star almost convulsed, tightly shutting her eyes as she clenched her fists in front of her.
"I can’t ... I can’t take any more, Udo," she told him. Her confession sounded thin and far away in the vacuum of space. "Why won’t you let me go?"
"Because if I do, I will lose what’s left of my sanity. I love you, Terrin. So much, that if I have to follow you for the rest of my days, I’ll do so without any reservation. I can’t let you go. I never will."
******
"An intergalactic romance that will keep you up all night reading!" ~ ParaNormalRomance Reviewer’s Top Pick

HeartFast was not just a satisfying romance, it was also a mind-teasing mystery and science fiction read as well. Emotionally conveyed, StarLight and Master Hunter’s story was equally touching, painful and poignant to read. ~ An Outstanding Read, Simply Romance Reviews

Sunday, November 2, 2008

Do you like Free Stories?


For Holiday Book Lovers Only

Leave the gloom and doom of today's newspaper headlines behind and
escape into a celebration of the holidays with The Writer's Grapevine.


Every day during November and December on the Writer's Grapevine,
an excerpt or original short story from a favorite author will be
shared. These favorite authors range from New York Times
Bestsellers to brand new, about-to-be-discovered talent, sharing
their tales of romance, science fiction, mystery, and horror. There
will be Thanksgiving turkeys, Kwanzaa love, dead bodies under the
Christmas tree, and stolen New Year's Eve kisses. My short story will post
on November 20 so mark your calendars.


Of course, what would a holiday celebration be without presents?


Share your favorite holiday memories and enter to win a gorgeous UK
hardcover of Eloisa James' An Affair Before Christmas.

Do you love holiday shows and movies? Tell us about them and you
could win a copy of A Christmas Wedding Wager and a copy of either
Viking Warrior Unwilling Wife or A Question of Impropriety from
Michelle Styles.

Did we miss a great book? Perhaps yours? Name your favorite
holiday book (even if it is your own) and enter to win a prize pack
from Barbara Baldwin and an ecopy of Linda LaRoque's Forever
Faithful.

Get into the holiday spirit. Drop by the Writer's Grapevine
and join the fun.

Saturday, November 1, 2008

A Great Review, and NUMBER ONE!!!

I woke up this morning to a Google alert that led me to a review for HOT SHOT Boy, did she get it!!!! Wow....

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And my first novella, Bull by the Horns, for the Wayback, Texas series, is number one!!! What a thrill!

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And I have a good start on my book for NaNoWriMo.....

La Petite Mort is Now Available on Fictionwise!

La Petite Mort
An erotic urban fantasy
by Carolyn Gregg

Available from Red Rose Publishing:
http://redrosepublishing.com/bookstore/product_info.php?products_id=219
Or at Fictionwise: http://www.fictionwise.com/eBooks/eBook75281.htm?cache
Heat rating: explicit (menage a quatre m/m/m/f)
See the video: http://myspacetv.com/index.cfm?fuseaction=vids.individual&videoid=41738197
Blurb:
Bria had just one wish, one desperate desire, and the only place she would be able to have it come true would be at the annual Midnight Fantasies Masquerade Ball. It would be interesting to see if, given enough money, the hosts truly granted everyone’s wildest fantasy, as they promised, or if it was just meaningless hype.
After all, how many women attending wanted to die at the automated "hand" of a sex machine?

Friday, October 31, 2008

Forever Faithful out tomorrow Nov, 1st.


A Champagne Books western romance set in the Hill Country of Texas.


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Love is like a flame, some days it burns bright and others it dwindles. Faith is the forge upon which love is strengthened to steel.
LUCAS and GAIL JOHNSON live the idyllic life on their ranch near the small town of Stony Creek, Texas. The one thing they want but don’t have is a child created from their love. Will an unidentified body pulled from nearby Possum Creek and a single night of indiscretion shatter their dreams of happily ever after?


Gail lay on the bed, a grin stretching her face as she listened to Lucas sing in the shower. She felt tempted to run into the kitchen and turn on the hot water so she could hear his yelp as the cold stream hit him. Nope, better not this morning. She was taking a week of vacation to do some things around the house and wanted to be in town by nine. Last time she’d done so he jumped out, chased her down, and pulled her in the shower with him. It would be fun to see her handsome husband run wet and naked through the house again but.... She rolled off the bed and dressed in shorts and a tee shirt.



When Lucas entered the kitchen, Gail lifted slices of crisp bacon onto a paper towel to drain. He caught her around the waist and drew her backside up against him while she poured pancake batter into the old iron skillet atop the stove. His lips nibbled across her neck making her shiver.



“Mmmm, you taste good,” he said.



She turned in his arms and put her head on his chest. God, she loved this man. They’d been married four years, known each other a lifetime and the sound of his voice still made her heart lurch. Squeezing his waist, she shoved him back a step, smiled up at him, and teased. “You smell mighty fine to be working with horses all day.”



He laughed and started filling their mugs with coffee. “Well, a man never knows when his favorite filly might visit him at the stables.”


Thanks for stopping by.


Linda


Linda LaRoque ~ Western Romance with a Twist in Time.
A Law of Her Own, TWRP; Forever Faithful, Nov 1, 2008 Champagne Books; Desires of the Heart, March 4, 2009, My Heart Will Find Yours, May 1, 2009, Flames on the Sky coming soon from TWRP; Investment of the Heart coming soon from Champagne Books. http://www.lindalaroque.com/



Wednesday, October 29, 2008

Take the Bull by the Horns! (Please!)

My first cowboy book, a novella in the Wayback Texas series, is available today from The Wild Rose Press! It's a fun little story, and it was my first time joining into an established series. Check it out!

The Wild Rose Press

Bull by the Horns

Sunday, October 26, 2008

Check out our Booksigning!


From left to right: Linda Mooney, Robyn Wren, Diana Castilleja, Emma Sanders and Ciara Gold. Not pictured - Celia Yeary.

On October 4, five of us gathered for a booksigning at the Hastings in San Marcus. Wow, what a fabulous day thanks to the efforts of Diana Castilleja. We all showed up around 2:00 PM and the store managers welcomed us like we were queens and we were. We had the perfect spot, right in front so no one got by us without a howdy-do.

We stayed until 5:00 PM when most of us had to leave and the store kept quite a few copies to place on their special local author's shelf.

I love these group signings because we get to visit with each other about industry issues and life in general. Overall, a fun ladies' day out. They say group signings aren't good because they are more intimidating for the customer but I think single author signings are just as intimidating. Some people just don't like talking to strangers but the folks we encountered that day were all gracious and inquisitive.

Friday, October 24, 2008

A Law of Her Own is #1 in the Cactus Rose Line at TWRP

A Law of Her Own, a Minature Cactus Rose is my second attempt at a short story. The first, Desires of the Heart is a Minature Vintage Rose and is due out March 4, 2009. Writing short stories has been loads of fun and a huge learning experience for me.

Both are time travels. Desires of the Heart is set in post WW II UK and A Law of Her Own is in the Texas Panhandle in 1888. At present I'm working on another that takes place in the Texas oil fields in the 1930s.


Here is a short blurb for A Law of Her Own.


She won't let an innocent man hang—

When Charity Dawson resigns her father's corporate law firm to pursue a career as a trial lawyer she gets more of a change than she wanted. She finds herself transported to 1888 Texas in the middle of a murder trial.

Turner Reardon is on trial for the murder of his mistress. He's given up all hope when an oddly dressed young woman disrupts his trial claiming she's a lawyer and can prove his innocence. Her testimony is brilliant but, his optimism is short lived when her evidence is tossed out.

Charity doesn't know how she arrived in Prairie, and no one believes she actually went to law school. Her evidence is disregarded and Turner is sentenced to hang. She has only one chance to save an innocent man's life and find the real killer.


Author Comment:


Question: What do you get when you cross a New York lawyer with an old fashioned cowboy?

Answer: A rollicking good read with sparks the size of Texas. Linda LaRoque hits the bulls eye dead on in this fast paced story that’s sure to please.

Elaine Cantrell
Author of Purple Heart
http://www.elainecantrell.com


A Law of Her Own is available at TWRP and Fictionwise. To read an excerpt and view the book trailer, visit my website at http://www.lindalaroque.com/.

Thanks for reading! Please leave a comment if you have time.


Linda

Thursday, October 23, 2008

CANCELLED DATE

With deep regrets....

The signing scheduled for November 1, at Torrid in Austin has been Cancelled.

Please watch future announcements for upcoming TARF signings

Thursday, October 16, 2008

Horror for Halloween! CODE 30 is Now Available!

CODE 30
Tales of Supernatural Horror
by Gail Smith
Tease Publishing(ebook)
Word Count: 33.3K
Order here:
http://allromanceebooks.com/product-code30-11805-140.html

Hello. My name is Alexis Hembree and I’m a cop. My partner and I are good at our jobs. Except we don’t tend to work what others would call a "normal" police beat. For some reason we draw evil toward us like flies to sugar.
Sometimes there are things in this world we can’t explain or anticipate. And when they happen, when they show up, when they cross that line between their world and ours, we have to deal with them as best we can. It’s our job to stop them. Even if it may cost us our lives.

303 Lexington Street
It was a crack house. Except, in this case, drug dealers went in but didn’t come out. Not alive. In body bags. What’s more, if everyone who went inside ended up being shredded to death, who was doing the killing?

Georgie Porgie
The killer targeted women. Young, old, prostitutes, business women, it didn’t matter. One moment they would be walking down the sidewalk in the middle of town, and the next what was left of their bodies would be found in a nearby alleyway. Devoured. That’s why I had to be the next one to walk the streets. To draw out whoever was doing this. To be his next victim.

The Farewell
He murdered young girls by crucifying them with ice picks. He was slick, elusive, and heading for our city. My partner and I were damned and determined this murderer would get no further. Unfortunately I couldn’t keep my head on the job. But neither could I ignore the weird-ass dreams I was having about this deviate. This case was becoming more personal, more foreboding, and more dangerous with each passing day. And there was no damn way I could avoid what I dreamt would the final outcome.

Wednesday, October 8, 2008

My latest cover!!! Yaaay!

Check this one out... It's for Trusting Delilah, book one of my shifters... and holy moly but is it sexy...




Tentative release Jan/Feb of '09.... I can't wait.

Monday, October 6, 2008

UGH! HORRORS! Check out my interview!

I’ve been interviewed by BlogCritics Magazine and over at The Dark Phantom Review!

For the month of October, they're interviewing authors of horror, so my horror persona Gail Smith has a chance at the spotlight to talk about my zombie novella JOURNAL, and my newest release CODE 30, due out October 15th!

You can see the full article here:
http://blogcritics.org/archives/2008/10/05/202010.php
And here: http://thedarkphantom.wordpress.com/

Linda Mooney
Also writing horror as Gail Smith
www.myspace.com/GailSmith
www.lindamooney.com/myhorror.htm

Saturday, October 4, 2008

Thursday, October 2, 2008

HEARTFAST is PRN's Top Pick for September!


PNR Reviewer's "Top Pick" for September, 2008!


Master Hunter and StarLight have worked together for over 2 years. They know more about each other than they know about themselves. Brought together by the Handfast monthly lottery, these two Guardians of their planet are sworn to stay together until a child is conceived or to the end of one year; whichever happens first. Little do they know this is part of a plot to destroy the Guardians and all they stand for.

Assisting each other in saving other planets, battling the Ombirta ships and finding time to make love is the least of their worries. The plot to destroy the Guardians, along with the entire planet is coming closer and closer to Master Hunter and StarLight.

This book was wonderful! The characters were well developed and each of their personalities came through as a main part of the story. The plot was planned out perfectly to keep the reader's attention and the addition of characters along the way was a pleasant surprise. Well worth the time to read - which won't be too long, as you won't be able to put it down!


~ Nancy Eriksen, ParaNormalRomance

Monday, September 29, 2008

Help collect clicks for a cause

This is an important one.

The Breast Cancer site is running short for September. They supply a mammogram every month for a woman who needs it and can't afford it. For September, their goal is 100 free Mammograms, but they are short of their click goal.

Could you go and click? And share the link??

There's no cost, no registration. And there's only two days left to collect. Please go and give your click for Breast Cancer Awareness and treatment.

Thank you

http://www.thebreastcancersite.com/clickToGive/home.faces?siteId=2

Saturday, September 27, 2008

One of my books is up for an Award!

My book Less Than Perfect Family is up for an award. http://www.longandshortreviews.com/LASR/recentrev.htm

Last week I came in third, but first was only three votes ahead of mine. If you voted last week, thank you and will you please vote again? If you didn’t vote last week, will you do so, please? It only takes a couple of minutes.

Woohoo! I'm being featured today!


Over at Diana Castilleja's weekly SATURDAY BOOK REVIEW blogspot!


http://dianacastilleja.blogspot.com/2008/09/saturday-book-news.html

Come Chat With Me Today at Fallen Angel Reviews Chat Loop!


Wednesday, September 24, 2008

A first picture

Just thought I'd share... the first picture of my first print book. I already have one shelved for me.

So when you gonna get yours? J/K, not that I'd complain


Friday, September 19, 2008

Now Available! HEARTFAST by Linda Mooney

HeartFast
An erotic sci-fi romance
by Linda Mooney
Author’s website: www.LindaMooney.com
Publisher: Whiskey Creek Press Torrid
Buy Link: http://www.whiskeycreekpress.com/torrid/index.php?main_page=product_info&products_id=340
Size: 102.5K (super novel)
Heat rating: sensuous/explicit
Trailer: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ACNvsDw9nFc

And Right Now at 10% Off!

Blurb:

They were the Guardians, sixteen special men and women with incredible powers. They lived on a world that, eons ago, had suffered a devastating plague that had rendered more than half its population unable to reproduce. In order to assure the survival of their species, the HandFast law was enacted. Every month, twenty couples, complete strangers, were drawn by lottery—couples whose sole purpose would be to procreate.

It was a cold and impersonal law, but it worked.When StarLight and Master Hunter heard their names called out to be HandFasted, their neat, orderly lives were turned upside-down. Gone was the comfortable companionship and brother-sister working relationship. Now they were forced into an intimacy neither had wanted, nor expected.

Neither were they prepared for the overwhelming passion they would find in each other's bodies, as well as in their hearts. But things would only get more complicated and dangerous, because someone had deliberately placed their names in the lottery as the first step in destroying their world and every Guardian living.

Excerpt:

Two nights. They had shared two nights, and she’d become like his own blood.
The netherworld protected him during his flight past a hundred moons and planets. Its only drawback was that it wasn’t oxygen rich, which meant he had to find worlds where he could breathe and re-stock that thin bubble around him. As he slipped effortlessly into gray, mist-like non-existence, his body reached out, calling to her.
Terrin.
Time Merchant and Deceiver had stared at him when he had told them he had to convince Star he loved her. Oddly, though, they didn’t seemed surprised, other than hearing him declare it. A tiny smile creased the corners of his mouth. How many of them already suspected the truth?
A tiny shimmering of color rainbowed from behind an asteroid belt circling an uninhabited planet below. The phenomena should not have been there, as the coloring faced away from any light source. Hunter felt a tug in his bones, and he dropped to check it out.
When he finally spotted her, for the span of several heartbeats he almost allowed his terror to swallow him whole. She was lying sprawled inside one of the million craters spotting the back of the largest asteroid. Motionless, there was no sign of breathing, no sign of life coming from her.
Hunter drew closer. The asteroid had no atmosphere. If he left the void, he would die almost instantly, but definitely, and with extreme agony in the airlessness of space.
A tremor ran through her, and her eyes flew open. Her mouth formed a single word.
No!
He watched as she painfully got to her feet, and at that moment it hit him. She could feel him. She could tell he was there, as surely as he could sense her. How, he couldn’t begin to understand, but the knowledge gave him both a sense of security while at the same time it also posed a problem. How would he be able to approach her if she could "see" him coming?
Star was weak. The star-like pattern on her body suit barely moved. Her face was pale. Wane. Her violet eyes were enormous saucers.
Taking the risk, Hunter coalesced for less than a fraction of a second before retreating back into the void. But it was enough time to drop the earpiece in front of her.
Star saw the tiny communications device materialize near the toe of her boot, as if by magic. Long moments passed as she stared at it, warring with her emotions. Fighting with her need to hear his voice, even though she knew that if she relented and put it on, all that she had accomplished thus far would not matter anymore.
Hunter watched her body tremble as he softly urged her to "-pick it up, my love. Please. Please. Take it and put it on. Let me talk to you. Let me tell you how this flight is going to kill us, but I don’t care. I don’t care anymore, not as long as I’m with you. Not as long as the last thing I ever see is your beautiful face. Pick up the earpiece, Terrin. Please."
She bent to retrieve the earpiece, and Hunter finally knew her love for him was greater than her worse fears and despair. He waited for her to slip it on. Waited for her to speak first.
"I know you’re there. I can feel you. You’re so damn close." Her voice was a ghost. She was past exhaustion, as was he.
"Terrin."
At the sound of her name, Star almost convulsed, tightly shutting her eyes as she clenched her fists in front of her.
"I can’t ... I can’t take any more, Udo," she told him. Her confession sounded thin and far away in the vacuum of space. "Why won’t you let me go?"
"Because if I do, I will lose what’s left of my sanity. I love you, Terrin. So much, that if I have to follow you for the rest of my days, I’ll do so without any reservation. I can’t let you go. I never will."
****
An OUTSTANDING READ from Simply Romance Reviews
HeartFast was not just a satisfying romance, it was also a mind-teasing mystery and science fiction read as well. Visual imagery was well written, and the mystery surrounding the unsanctioned handfast skillfully told. While I can usually figure out what's coming, this story kept me guessing to the end.
Emotionally conveyed, StarLight and Master Hunter's story was equally touching, painful and poignant to read. I look forward to further stories in this new series.
-- Christine, Simply Romance Reviews

Wednesday, September 17, 2008

Thank you!

Thank you to all my readers!

Because of you, THE ETERNAL KISS is now (as in right now. LOL ) holding the number one spot for Tease Publishing on their Best Seller list AND on their highest rated for the whole publisher! The book even got to #18 on the Dark Fantasy list. I know! Too cool. I am sharing the page with names like Feehan, Briggs, Meyer... and me! OMG!!!

Thank you!

http://www.fictionwise.com/eBooks/teasepublishingllceBooks.htm?cache

I can't tell you how much it thrills me to know that love it or hate it, you are reading my books! That's all we want. To share our stories.

I just had to give all y'all a huge hug. Big Hug

Tuesday, September 9, 2008

It's a Three-Way! (Contest, That Is!)

To celebrate the release of my newest book HEARTFAST, I'm having a contest, and there will be THREE winners!

Grand Prize: An e-copy of HEARTFAST, plus another ebook of mine of the winner's choice.
2nd Prize: An e-copy of HEARTFAST.
3rd Prize: Any ebook of mine, winner's choice.

How can you win? Simple! Post a comment on my blog. Pick your topic and make a comment.
http://lindamooney.blogspot.com

All comments will go in the hat, and the winners will be announced on September 15th, Release Day!

Good luck! :D

Monday, September 8, 2008

Print signing of THE ETERNAL KISS!

When: September 13th (Saturday)
Where: Hastings San Marcos
Hwy 80
Time: 2pm until the cows come home.

The Hanged Man Half size


I'll be signing and discussing my first print release THE ETERNAL KISS.


If you're in the Austin/San Antonio area, I hope you'll come out and see me. I'll be joined by several authors of romance for this debut print book event!

BLOG Train - and your chance to win 16 great books


Get Your Ticket for the Blog Train Excursion
Want to win a 'virtual' basket of books? Who wouldn't want SIXTEEN of the best ebooks available. All you need to do is to visit Ginger Simpson's blog for the start of the Blog Train Excursion on Monday, September 8th.

The contest will actually be a blog scavenger hunt. You'll link from site to site and find hidden words to put together and form a famous quote. Make sure to mark your calendar and come join in the fun. If this turns out well, Ginger will do it again next month as she already have a list of authors wanting to participate.

And the best yet is that I'm one of the featured authors on this scavenger hunt. Yep, I get to bring up the caboose. LOL.

Sunday, September 7, 2008

Teeny Brag


My first release from Tease Publishing, THE ETERNAL KISS, had some movement on Fictionwise overnight. It went from dead last to first place! Sweeeet! And the first reader review I got was a GREAT!!! Oh man, that feels awesome.

Someone who wasn't my mother enjoyed the book.
:)

Sadly, today is the last chance to get it on sale, so go grab it!


Save!!!

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http://www. ereader. com/ereader/eBooks/eBook72302. htm?cache

Get your copy now!!!

Thursday, September 4, 2008

A special (concerned) note

To all my readers and readers everywhere:

Technology is an incredible medium. We can read, draw, learn, speak and see so much thanks to the advances of modern technology. The basic computer and keyboard. However, in the instance of authors, it's also becoming a means to lose our very livelihood. We write, and those written words are being stolen. By the billions, if not trillions, of words. This has been happening for years and is a growing concern. A hugely growing concern.

There is no excuse for theft, yet pirate sites are appearing out of the blue like any other source of information. They may be innocuous to start, but once the first book is posted, uploaded, downloaded, read, it is done. That author has lost revenue. And not just the author, but every person in the production chain. Just because it is on a site, does not make it legal. Car theft, identity theft, downloading copyrighted material. They are equal. They are all theft. (Public domain books [Shakespeare etc.] are a different explanation.)

Please purchase books only through reputable stores and sites. If you see any book from any author on a forum, a database, or a sharing site, please do not download that book. Report the site to the author directly. Most authors have free reads, full books, chapters, all sorts of reading material readily available to the public. Many run contests, or give away free reads. Almost any book can be found in a library, a bookstore or through a used bookstore.

Theft is still theft, no matter the excuse. Respect any author's right to earn a living.

~~~~

 

A special note:

E-piracy hurts writers
and is punishable by a $250,000 fine and up
to five years in jail.
Please don't do
business with e-pirates
for both of our sakes.
http://www.fbi.gov/ipr/

 

Monday, September 1, 2008

The Eternal Kiss is on Fictionwise!!!

The Hanged Man Half size

 

 

Oh my god!! It's there! It's finally there!!! Wooohoooo! And it's on sale!!!

 

Diego Viteri has lived for centuries with only one real goal, to avenge himself against the one who destroyed the man that he was and created the creature he is now. He is suffering a growing loneliness that is becoming impossible to ignore. His only reason for not ending his life is to see that Brakka is served his justice and then, Diego can rest.


The last thing he is expecting is to have an encounter with a human woman who is willing to jump between himself and Brakka during a harsh and bloody battle. Their one meeting changes everything for Diego, bringing to life emotions and wants that he has long believed to be as dead as he is.


As he follows Titania and her band, his needs reshape into something that he can’t ignore. Before he knows what he has done, he bonds with her and sets into motion the very thing he swore he would never do to another person. He has shared his curse and in the process may have very well killed her. And there is only one choice to be made to try to save her.

 

 

Go check it out here!!

 

Pssst.. I'll be posting a contest soon for the print release so check back often.

I'm Featured All This Month On Ellen Ashe's Website!

Come Check It Out! :D

HAPPY LABOR DAY!


Saturday, August 30, 2008

It's Official! SANDEFLAY is a Number 1 Best Seller!

Linda,

Congratulations! Your book SANDEFLAY is the Number One Bestseller at Whiskey Creek Press Torrid for the month of September 2008!

SANDEFLAY will be carried on the WCPT Home Page all month as the Bestseller, and be permanently “red lettered” with our other, past Bestsellers at the site. SANDEFLAY will also be featured at the WCPT newsletter as the Bestseller and at other third party places.

This is your fourth NUMBER ONE book at WCPT, certainly an outstanding achievement!

Again, congratulations from all of us at Whiskey Creek Press!


Debra Womack, Executive editor and Publisher
Jan Janssen, WCPT Executive Editor
Steven Womack

Thursday, August 28, 2008

Want Menage? La Petite Mort is Now Available from Red Rose Publishing!

La Petite Mort, a scorching little erotic fantasy by Carolyn Gregg, is now available from Red Rose Publishing.com!

http://redrosepublishing.com/bookstore/product_info.php?products_id=219

Bria had just one wish, one desperate desire, and the only place she would be able to have it come true would be at the annual Midnight Fantasies Masquerade Ball. It would be interesting to see if, given enough money, the hosts truly granted everyone’s wildest fantasy, as they promised, or if it was just meaningless hype.

After all, how many women attending wanted to die at the automated “hand” of a sex machine?


La Petite Mort


www.CarolynGregg.com

Monday, August 25, 2008

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Saturday, August 23, 2008

Thursday, August 21, 2008

Scent of Lavender by Teri Thackston, from Cerridwen Press


Scent of Lavender Released Today!

My newest ebook, Scent of Lavender, is available for download from Cerridwen Press. This is my second paranormal romance and I hope you’ll find it as eerie and romantic as the first. And for my fellow Texans, the story is set in our very own Hill Country area, complete with whispering oak trees and murmuring creeks, scorching afternoon sunlight and spine-chilling twilight, and a spooky old Victorian house with more than its share of secrets.

For those of you who haven’t yet tried reading a book in digital form, I hope you’ll give this one a try. Short of working in a book store or library, there’s no more convenient way to get your hands on a good book. Ebooks are always just a few clicks of your mouse away.
To tempt you, here’s a brief excerpt:

He snapped off the lights and stepped into the shadowy foyer. The silence of night seemed suddenly to intensify.

Trying to ignore his own growing awareness of the space around him, Rob crossed the foyer. The bottom half of the staircase lay in shadow, catching only a dim glow from the bare bulb at the head of the stairs. Watching that shadow, he hesitated briefly. But nothing happened. No sound intruded in the silence of the house. No numbing chill came over him.

With difficulty, he took another step toward the stairs. Thus far he’d sensed no threat from the spirit, only joy when she’d stood on the front porch and a lingering sadness upstairs the following dawn. And once he’d smelled something like burning tobacco near the stairs. But other than by her mere existence, she’d never given him any reason to be afraid.

Gripping the banister, he pulled himself up the staircase. Faded, threadbare carpet, once deep burgundy with hunter green ivy crisscrossing its width, hugged the center of the staircase and muffled his footsteps as he ascended. Then, taking his weight, the fourth tread gave slightly and popped.

Startled by the unexpected sound, Rob stopped again. He’d been up and down the stairs dozens of times in the past few days and never heard a sound out of them. Uneasiness crept over him. When he tried to take another step, he couldn’t. Dread filled him, holding him in place, weighing inside his chest like shredded iron. His chill intensified, too, fermenting from the inside out until his body was one big block of ice. Determined to break past it, he lifted one foot and dragged it up to the next step.

Another step popped about halfway up the staircase. For the next several seconds the weight of that cold and dread pressed upon him with unbearable power, almost driving him over the edge of panic.

And then suddenly, it lifted. As if a heavy woolen cloak had been whipped off his shoulders, Rob was free.

Not stopping to analyze what had happened, he charged up the stairs, around the upper rail and down the corridor toward the front bedroom doorway.

The open bedroom doorway.

Rob stumbled to a halt. He’d carried some painting supplies inside earlier in the evening. When he’d left, he’d pulled the door closed behind him. He was certain he’d heard the tumbler click into place. Now the door stood wide open.

Standing two feet outside the threshold, Rob peered reluctantly into the room. Moonlight and shadow peered back quietly, as if waiting for him to enter.

He took another step and stopped in the doorway. Nothing moved inside the dark room. No whisper drifted in the air. No unnatural chill wafted around him. That sense of dread he’d experienced on the stairs might never have existed. And yet something made him hesitate to go farther.

It was one thing to face a spirit on a seemingly empty street corner in a distant land. It was quite another to have one occupy his home, making its presence known at will.

Cautiously, he reached inside the room, gripped the doorknob and pulled the door closed. He paid attention, listening hard as the tumbler clicked solidly into place.

Releasing the doorknob, he took a single step backward, then reached forward and brushed the wood with his fingertips. The door didn’t budge.

He pressed his palm against it, harder and harder, until his full weight leaned into it. But the door didn’t give even a fraction of an inch, so solidly had it moved into position.

Lowering his arm, he tried once more to convince himself that Lily had been right, that his imagination had simply gotten the better of his common sense. Maybe that dark shape in the old photograph had been a shadow or a long-forgotten neighbor standing in the deepening dusk. Maybe he had been asleep in the hammock Saturday night. Maybe he had dreamed the woman on the porch and, later, the quiet sighs that had drifted through the house. Maybe he’d imagined all that he’d felt tonight. Maybe Aunt Anna had been temporarily crazy when she’d thought she’d seen Lillian years after her death.

Maybe heavy wooden doors could slip their latches and swing open on their own.
Stepping back from the closed door, Rob turned and walked up the hallway to his bedroom…

And decided to sleep with the lights on.

From Scent of Lavender, available now at:
http://www.cerridwenpress.com/AuthorsBooks.asp?AuthorCode=TTha

Remember: you can save a tree by reading E!
Cheers,

Teri

Tuesday, August 19, 2008

Latest review of The Phoenix Agency Series



From Bitten by the Book



Always On My Mind
I absolutely loved this book! I’m not normally one for military thrillers but this one just grabbed me and wouldn’t let go. There is so much going on within the story, but not so much that you can’t keep up. Not only do you get the story from Faith and Mark’s point of view, but you also see inside the heads of some of the various players in the conspiracy. I liked that because you get a better idea of what is going on and who is involved. Granted, you don’t find out the identities of the traitors till the end but that’s good. It makes you wonder and think about who it could be. It does, however, make writing a review somewhat of a challenge. I didn’t want to give too much away but trust me; you’ll want to read Always On My Mind!
AVAILABLE AT AMAZON, BARNES & NOBLE, ALIBRIS, BOOKS-A-MILLION

Visions of Darkness
Visions Of Darkness is an action packed ride from beginning to end. I’m so glad this is a series as I have really enjoyed getting to know each partner in the Phoenix Agency. This story in particular contains twists and turns that you won’t expect. While I did figure out early on who one of the conspirators were, I was completely clueless about the second. Even with that though, there were still things that I did not see coming and I like that. This is a great series that I highly recommend and gladly give it five tombstones.
available at ww.thelotuscircle.com

A very succinct explanation

Want to understand why e-piracy is bad? Go here...

http://www.erecsite.com/2008/08/e-piracy-little-red-hens-perspective.html

Monday, August 11, 2008

SANDEFLAY is at Fictionwise, and 15% Off!


SANDEFLAY is Now Available at Fictionwise, and at 15% Off!

So hurry and get your copy while it's still a New Release!

Come Chat With Me Today at Fallen Angel Reviews Chat Loop!