Friday, October 31, 2008

Forever Faithful out tomorrow Nov, 1st.

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

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 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.

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

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

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


Thursday, October 23, 2008


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!

Tales of Supernatural Horror
by Gail Smith
Tease Publishing(ebook)
Word Count: 33.3K
Order here:

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:
And here:

Linda Mooney
Also writing horror as Gail Smith

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