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

Saturday, September 27, 2008

One of my books is up for an Award!

My book Less Than Perfect Family is up for an award.

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!

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

An erotic sci-fi romance
by Linda Mooney
Author’s website:
Publisher: Whiskey Creek Press Torrid
Buy Link:
Size: 102.5K (super novel)
Heat rating: sensuous/explicit

And Right Now at 10% Off!


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.


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.
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.
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.
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!

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.

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!


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

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.


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