Thursday, December 31, 2009

New! 36 EXPOSURES, an Erotic Urban Fantasy Romance


36 Exposures
An erotic urban fantasy romance
by Linda Mooney
From Red Rose Publishing
(ebook) ISBN# 978-1-60435-491-1

Word Count: 11.1K
Price:  $1.99

What if you could take a picture of your true soulmate before you ever met her?

It was an innocent roll of film she found on the street. But when Jolee Wiley had it developed, hoping she might be able to find its owner from the pictures on it, she came face-to-face with a shocking impossibility.

Mike Owensby was an Archivist. A Dreams Keeper. The roll of film belonged to him. And the woman who found it may be the lover he had been seeking all his life.

Thursday, December 17, 2009

New! WINGS OF THUNDER (Book 3 of the "Thunder" Trilogy) by Linda Mooney

(Book 3 of the Thunder Trilogy)
Erotic Fantasy Romance
Whiskey Creek Press Torrid
(ebook) ISBN# 978-1-60313-661-7
(print) ISBN# 978-1-60313-643-3
Word Count: 74.8K

As the days flow into weeks, and weeks become months, Rion finds Annie slowly becoming more and more despondent with homesickness, melancholy, and the growing need to see her home world again. His own fears escalate, knowing that if she returns, he will never be able to follow her. If she is taken back, he will never see her again. But she is an "otherworlder", and their laws dictate she cannot be forced to remain. If her wish is to go back to Earth, he has no choice but to let her.

But when fate sends a messenger through the gap during a massive, destructive storm, Rion is forced to fight to keep what he cannot live without. Now it's a battle between saving their love and their marriage, or giving her up and relinquishing her to the arms of another man.

A man from Earth.

Warning! Contains a duel to the death, an itchy redness, suspected infidelity, massive storm destruction, artwork, unconventional use of an emergency flare gun, and a whole new interpretation to the term "bloody good show!".

Wednesday, December 16, 2009

Watching Her Every Move gets a new review!! (for the full review)


Agent Jonas Dreyer has been working night and day to intercept valuable memory chips before they are delivered into the wrong hands. A happily confirmed bachelor with good reason, he never expects for the woman who is struck by his suspect in a wild foot chase to be the one, his mate.

Neither do they expect her to be targeted as the only person who may know where the vanished chips may be.

Watching Her Every Move is filled with incredible romantic suspense, sensual buildup and characters worth cheering for.

Watching Her Every Move is a gripping tale of bad guys, a race against time, love lassoing a man unawares and a woman strong enough to tame the wildest of beasts with her openness, passion and brains. Great combinations that ensure an engrossing and fulfilling read.

Tuesday, December 15, 2009

Free Short story for Christmas!!

Merry Christmas everyone!

Just a note to share I have a Christmas short story free read on my website for you! It's available through my website and through Smashwords.

Lola Beckham is a hard working single mother, caring for her deaf son. Her ex-husband left her early in their marriage out of youthful ignorance and an inability to cope with a child with a handicap. She has managed, and over time, Bennie has regained a relationship with his father and his current wife and children. Lola is glad for the family Bennie has and is thankful that Rick has matured enough to share his twin daughters and life with his son. She only wonders when she'll be able to stop living as a statistic and find a man who can accept her and the responsibility of her life and son.

If you'd like a charming free read, take a stroll over to my site. There's Free Reads links at the bottom of almost every page. If you prefer a different format other than PDF, please check out Smashwords.

I hope you enjoy it!

Tuesday, December 1, 2009

Enter My 12 Giveaway Days of Christmas!

CLICK HERE to enter Linda Mooney's 12 Giveaway Days of Christmas!

Monday, November 30, 2009

Come Meet the Texas ARF Author of the Month, Missy Jane!

Congratulations to our Texas Authors of Romance Fiction Author of the Month, Missy Jane!

And check out her newest print release, THEY CALL ME DEATH.

You can read the blurb and prologue here.

Come check out what else she has to offer at her website here.

Friday, November 27, 2009

Free Suckers!

Yes, you heard right! TODAY ONLY is Black Friday Half Price Sale at Red Rose Publishing, and from now until Dec. 9th, you can get my brand new, titillating erotic story SUCKERS for FREE!

A lickable erotic romance
by Carolyn Gregg

He wants Felicia to pose with a new product.
All she can think about is finding a way into Aaron's heart...
...and his pants.

Tuesday, November 24, 2009

My Best Selling Horror Short is Now at Fictionwise for 45% Off!

A short horror story
by Gail Smith (Linda Mooney w/a)
from Red Rose Publishing

Now you can get this best seller on Fictionwise for a limited time at 45% off! So hurry!

Something lives in the big black plastic bag. Something that isn't human. Something that depends on the goodwill of others to provide it with food. Fortunately, it's not particular if its meal is dead, long dead...or alive.

You can read an excerpt and see the reviews here.

Monday, November 23, 2009

Unbound Trust is now at Fictionwise

Available now at Fictionwise! On sale!


Aiza Clan Book 3: Unbound Trust

By: Diana Castilleja | Other books by Diana Castilleja
Published By: Tease Publishing LLC
ISBN # 978-1-60767-081-0
Word Count: 69,000
Heat Index

Available in: Adobe Acrobat

Price: $3.99

Brooke Aiza has returned home after staying with her Aunt Jerry for more than a year to learn she's an aunt herself by her brother, and her sister is married! Overwhelmed by the changes taking place with her siblings, she begins to feel more than a familial affection for her new brother-in-law, and sees no escape except to put distance between them until she leaves for her parent's home.

Mitch isn't interested in any woman, content with his life. Mostly. Even his brother senses a restlessness building within him, but for what? Then when Mitch suffers a major accident, he and Brooke are all but confined to the same house, and he is left trying to remember why he didn't want anything to do with women. Because the more he sees of her, the more he needs her kiss.

The resurgance of an amulet into the sibling's lives changes everything, for the amulet can control them all. It will take two to destroy the evil stalking the Aiza family, and if Mitch refuses to face his feelings and Brooke can't overcome her hesitations to form a deeper trust, the opening of the gates of Hell could be the result.

Chapter One

"He's beautiful, Delilah," Brooke said, leaning over the tinted wood crib where her six month-old nephew slept without a care in the world. A disorderly wave of black hair flowed over his head. The baby resembled a sweet cherub in his fluffy white jumper. Brooke's first thought was looks could be deceiving, knowing what kind of child her older brother had been. All four of the brothers and sisters had some story to scare their mother gray. "I'm sorry I wasn't here for the big moment."

"Don't worry about it," Delilah replied. Standing several inches shorter than the new mama, Brooke peered up at her sister-in-law. "Roman kept himself together long enough to get me to the hospital. Then," Delilah said with remembered humor, her eyes twinkling, "he had my permission to fall apart."

Brooke's finger drifted to smooth the rich cap of hair covering Adrian's crown. The sensation reminded her of soft down, silken and delicate. Her brother and his wife were a very lucky and blessed couple. Brooke asked curiously, "There weren't any problems at the hospital, then?"

Delilah shook her head. "The blood samples didn't show anything."

Brooke exhaled in quiet relief. "I've always wondered. We were born at home, and needless to say, we stay away from doctors and needles and avid curiosity."

Sunshine brightened the baby's room from the large windows flanking the outer wall, washing the room in light and warmth. The room was filled with an impossible-to-miss gentle happiness making Brooke's own urges seem to be right in front of her.

"From what I can tell, talking to your Dad and Roman, the changes happen after puberty. Isn't that when you started training for it?"

Brooke stepped back from the crib where she'd been admiring her nephew. Delilah draped a thin blanket over the baby for his nap. "Yeah. It sounds right. I guess we're a little spoiled with Selene in the family. Our own doctor."

"Sure doesn't hurt anything, that's for sure," Delilah remarked with an answering smirk. "Speaking of the dynamic duo, are they back yet?" Delilah asked as they left the baby's room, walking into the living room together.

 "No. St. Marten doesn't have a prayer. Something else I missed while I was in Belgium with Aunt Jerry—their wedding," Brooke replied with a regretful sigh. "I swear, if she hadn't needed me so much, I would have been here in a heartbeat. Their wedding and Adrian's wonderful arrival."

"I have pictures. Do you want to see them?" Delilah offered.

"I'd love to."

Brooke was amazed at the woman Roman had found for his wife. Delilah was a gracious, generous woman. She stood inches taller than Brooke and looked fabulous for recently having had a baby. Brooke had noticed her blue eyes first, a shade darker than sky blue. They were beautiful framed by her black hair. What shocked Brooke more was Delilah had taken their family secret and had made it her own.

When Brooke arrived the day before in Oregon, intent on finding her sister, she'd discovered Selene was on her honeymoon. Being out of the country had put Brooke out of contact with the rest of the family, and she'd missed all the good stuff. After calling Morgan and Roman, Brooke came to crash with Roman in Wyoming first. Plus, she got to see her first nephew. Dead asleep, he was a charmer.

"I'm sure once they get back, Selene will be only too happy to tell you about Bram." Delilah turned the photo pages at a slow pace. "He's exactly what that doctor needed," she told Brooke with amusement.

"Is that him?" Brooke asked, examining a picture of a tall man in a tuxedo.

"That's him. Not bad for a doctor," Delilah said smiling in apparent memory of the wedding, her fingers dancing over the various pictures. "Really nice guy too."

"I'm sure he is if Selene found him. She's very gentle," Brooke said.

Delilah's brow flickered in surprise. "Gentle? Her?" She laughed again, but not unkindly. "Your sister will face anything. That doesn't equate to gentle with me."

"Reminds me of someone, but I wonder who?" Roman's teasing bass made the women snap up from the picture album on Delilah's lap. "Hi, Babs." He leaned down and gave Delilah a quick kiss. "Hello, beautiful," Roman purred.

Brooke giggled behind tight lips. It was good seeing her brother so in love. "Hi, Roman. Get everything in town?" Brooke asked as he straightened from kissing Delilah. Married life and fatherhood agreed with him, if his adoring expression was anything to believe.

"Yeah, I'll have Adrian's playground done in no time," he informed them.

Delilah rolled her eyes. "Roman, he can barely roll over."

"That's why I'm starting now. I might have it done by the time he graduates," he said, laughing with a rich, happy sound. He ran a hand over his midnight black hair, disturbing the thickness with his absent gesture. "I'll be around back. Just holler if you need me."

"All right," Delilah replied.

Brooke continued to peruse the photos in the packed album. Selene's wedding had been beautiful. Her dress flowed like a mythical creation of satin, lace and sheer gauze that sparkled as though it were sewn from the stars, glinting in the daylight. She had been a stunning bride.

Brooke struggled with her own fears with both her sister's and brother's happiness so right in front of her. Two down, two to go.

"She was gorgeous, wasn't she?" Brooke managed to say through a raw throat a moment later.

"Yeah." Delilah sighed. "Your parents have the most incredible house. I wouldn't be surprised to see all of you married there."

Brooke shook her head regretfully. "I doubt it. Morgan probably, he's still gorgeous. Especially with those eyes. Me…" she told her wistfully. "I'm an old maid. Thirty-one sucks."

Side by side, Delilah bumped Brooke's shoulder with her own. "Hey, I hit thirty this year."

"Nice try. You're hitched and a new mom," Brooke pointed out. "But it's not a big deal. I'm not trying. Selene found Bram on the trails by chance when she was studying. That was fate with a capital F. The closest I get to a male form is the checkout boy at my grocery store."

Delilah stared at Brooke, a concerned frown cinching her brow. "Brooke, I haven't known you long, but is there something you want to talk about?"

Brooke covered up her lonely misery with a rush of words. "Just the usual. I'm over thirty. I feel that urge. I'm lonely. I'm surrounded by people who've found what I feel I'm missing." Brooke drew a deep, steadying breath. No sense in being maudlin this early in her visit. "Sorry, I've been on a pity party for over a month now. I don't know why," she explained sheepishly.

Delilah leaned toward her. "Would you be offended if I looked? Maybe I could see something on the horizon for you."

Brooke openly studied the guilelessness in the brunette's blue gaze. "A week ago, I'd have jumped at the chance. For some reason, being home messes with me. Thanks, but no. I'll take my lumps like a big girl."

Delilah offered an understanding smile. "I know. It's hard, and you've got a lot to catch up on." Delilah's attention shifted toward the nursery when Adrian began to cry. "Here, look some more. Let me go see what the prince is upset about."

Brooke moved the album over to her lap as Delilah swept from the couch and aimed for her son's room. There were pictures of her parents and the house where Brooke and the others had been raised. In Brooke's mind, there was nothing like Northern Minnesota, beautiful with trees and unbelievable snow falls during the cold winters. Christmas times had been a blast with snowball fights and sledding to die for. There were pictures of Roman and Delilah, with Adrian bundled up like a miniature snowman in a cute powder blue outfit in their arms. Delilah appeared almost normal in height compared to Roman, and Roman's expression was absolutely, gloriously, happy in the picture.

There were more photos of Selene, her blonde hair curled at the ends, standing with people, or standing alone holding a huge bouquet of tiger lilies. Brooke's finger traced the photo. She flipped the page slowly, regretfully. She was really sorry she had missed it.

The next photo she found was of Selene and Bram. He was a very handsome guy. Thick brown hair and an aura of happiness in every picture. They were a perfect match also. Brooke could almost feel the strength of their bond in the picture at her fingertips. The way he held her close, a possessive and protective hand on her slim waist. There were a few photos of when Delilah had captured him unaware, with an adoring gaze, staring down at her sister. The blatant ease of his emotions brought up that poignant ache in her one more time. Alone, it was harder to dismiss the nagging emptiness to the background of her mind.

Where was her mate? When was she going to find the man who would hold her and cherish her? Brooke felt so old.

Sunday, November 15, 2009

Unbound Trust is Live!!

Unbound Trust Cover

Aiza Clan Book 3: Unbound Trust

By: Diana Castilleja | Other books by Diana Castilleja
Published By: Tease Publishing LLC
ISBN # 978-1-60767-081-0
Word Count: 69,000
Heat Index

Categories: Paranormal/Horror Suspense/Mystery

Available in: Adobe Acrobat

Price: $3.99
Brooke Aiza has returned home after staying with her Aunt Jerry for more than a year to learn she's an aunt herself by her brother, and her sister is married! Overwhelmed by the changes taking place with her siblings, she begins to feel more than a familial affection for her new brother-in-law, and sees no escape except to put distance between them until she leaves for her parent's home.

Mitch isn't interested in any woman, content with his life. Mostly. Even his brother senses a restlessness building within him, but for what? Then when Mitch suffers a major accident, he and Brooke are all but confined to the same house, and he is left trying to remember why he didn't want anything to do with women. Because the more he sees of her, the more he needs her kiss.

The resurgance of an amulet into the sibling's lives changes everything, for the amulet can control them all. It will take two to destroy the evil stalking the Aiza family, and if Mitch refuses to face his feelings and Brooke can't overcome her hesitations to form a deeper trust, the opening of the gates of Hell could be the result.

Buy it now!

Print Releases December 15th!!

"You're family. Family is everything to the Aiza clan," she stated.

"Is that why you agreed to stay here with me?"

Her gaze flickered away, cooling to two dark pools. Those coffee brown orbs were enigmatic, bewitching. Mitch knew of no one else with eyes like them.

"Mostly. The rest of it is personal and very boring."

"So far, your family is not boring. I doubt you are," he told her honestly. "I know you are not boring," he clarified quietly. Her chin lifted, bringing her up to his searching gaze, her mysterious depths grabbing his thoughts. Mitch wanted to lean forward, to be closer, touching her. He felt a surge of wanting when she licked her lips, felt it in his groin as heat pooled. The need to feel her lips against his own was so strong, a fire in his blood. Forcing his body to relax, he managed to stay right where he was. Why did he feel so drawn to her?

Her attention returned fully to him. "Have you heard from Roman?" She glanced at his laptop under the phone table.

Regaining his composure, he replied, "No, I haven't checked."

"I'll be right back, if you want some privacy," she offered and glided down the hall to the restroom. What was the saying? She looked beautiful walking up and even better walking away? It may not happen today, but he was going to get another kiss. He had to. The fact that he couldn't explain the first one just didn't seem to be deterrent enough.

Sunday, November 1, 2009

New Christmas Release!

Well, in all fairness, it's a re-release, but if you haven't read it, then now is your chance to get it!

Buy it here!

Purple Sword Publishing


  • Author: Diana Castilleja
  • Cover Artist: Anastasia Rabiyah
  • Genre: Paranormal Romance/Christmas
  • Length: Novella
  • ISBN 978-1-936165-31-5
  • Heat Level: Sweet
  • Released 11-1-2009

It's Micah's last assignment, the one that would earn him his wings. He felt prepared for the challenge ahead of him this Christmas season—until he met her.

Karen had been a forgotten child, a loner, and refused to open herself to hurt. She'd been down that road more than once and very recently had been dealt a miserable hand, being stood up at the altar.

Could an angel on a mission have the answer to her frozen heart? Could the heart of a wounded child locked inside a grown woman bring a forever love together? Only the choice of an angel will make this a Christmas to remember, for both of them.


“This is going to be a very difficult assignment.”

Micah shrugged, feeling confident in his ability.

Aria’s gaze cooled a little. “Don’t be overly assured of success on this one, Micah. It is the Christmas season on Earth. The hardest time of the year for us, for those who lose faith.”

There was a moment’s concern, brought on more by Aria’s caution than his one misgiving about the time of the year. Earth hadn’t changed in millennia. People were the same regardless of creed, sex, or religion. He reacted with humans as they saw him, as their beliefs allowed. Sometimes he stayed invisible, sometimes not. He’d become very good at reading the necessity and nudging the proper outcome for the individual. At one time, his commanders would have called him cocky. Now, he was simply confident.

Humans all desired. They all loved, and hated. Many lost their way, and some simply quit. Those souls didn’t make it to the gates, if they chose that path. It was a sad occurrence, but he’d realized some time ago that he couldn’t help them all. Those souls didn’t become angels, but it was his honor to aid the others as best as he could. So far, he had a near perfect track record. Even young angels make mistakes.

He wasn’t young anymore, which was why he anticipated this assignment with eagerness.

When he was granted his wings, he’d be the mentor, he’d write in the tome, and call on his fellow angels to help those who needed it most. It wasn’t power, as he once had craved. It was time to pass on what he had learned.

“I do not fear Christmas,” he said. “It is the best time of the year.”

Aria tilted her chin in a thoughtful silence. “I hope in this case, your assessment helps the lady in question.”

Lovely! He almost cheered. Women’s wishes were by far easier to aid as they rarely fell into materialistic wants. Some did, of course, but women were emotional creatures. They wanted warmth, caring, tenderness. His time traveling back and forth over the centuries gave him quite an advantage.

“Are you ready?” she asked. There wasn’t any need to instruct him, as she once had. He was an experienced angel of mercy. Aria had been a patient and thorough teacher.

“I await my assignment with an open heart.”

She lifted a hand over the hovering tome, and it slowly spun until Micah could also read it.

Silence stretched as he read.

“If you do not think you can help this one…” Aria said, disturbing Micah’s second read through. There was no anger or disappointment. Not every angel could help every case.

“No, no. Why would you think that?” he quickly asked, hiding the swell of doubt he felt, for the first time. This one was not going to be easy.

Her gentle tones floated on the sunbeams around them. “I ask because you were frowning.”

He glanced up and caught her stare. Simply patient. A single ‘oh’ was all he could give her in answer. Aria did not lie.

Micah squared his shoulders. “I accept.” He pushed away the niggle of doubt that sat on his shoulders. He had been asked to help for a reason. He could not fail this one.

For the first time since he’d been serving the heavens, he questioned how humanity continued with such wounded souls walking the Earth. And how those who harmed so deeply could still walk free. Aria’s expression was blank, merely accepting his decision, then she nodded and offered a small smile of warmth, blessing him for his choice. It was not out of arrogance that he’d chosen to help this wounded soul, but because he knew he had been asked for a reason. He would help her, heal her, prepared for the coming moments or days as much as he could be. Standing straight, he waited.

In a flash of light, Aria and the tome disappeared, and Micah was swept down to Earth to give his aid to this lady who had, indeed, suffered.

Buy it here!

Tuesday, October 27, 2009

Release update!!

Hey everyone! Sorry to make this a short announcement but I'm working on getting the house packed for a move coming up.

Book 1 and Book 2 of the Aiza Clan Shifter Series are now up on Fictionwise ( and reduced 15% for New Releases.

Trusting Delilah

Roman Aiza is the second born son of the Aiza clan. He also owns and operates a private security company and has an ongoing contract with one of Florida's most influential residents. He is patrolling at a party when he encounters a woman who will haunt him. A woman who at their first meeting, manages to walk right out of his hands when he follows her for trespassing. She manages to do this without giving Roman a single reason why she is in the depths of the house he is protecting. When he does finally locate her days later, his goal is to prove that his instincts are wrong. She is not the woman that all of his senses are clamoring for. Yet when the daughter of Roman's largest and closest account is kidnapped and held for ransom, will they be able to build a trust between them? Or will their own secrets keep them apart?

A Trust Earned

Selene Aiza is a very compassionate woman by nature, and fiercely protective of those she cares for. A renowned doctor with gentle patient skills, she prefers the wild country of western Oregon and the secluded hospital where she can help the people who truly need her assistance. And in the depths of those wooded wilds she can keep her secrets well hidden. She is safe until the man she encounters by pure chance becomes the hospital's first choice as co-administrator. Her secrets and her very life fall into jeopardy, and only he can save her. He could also destroy her.

Tuesday, September 15, 2009

Passion of Thunder, Book 2 of the THUNDER Trilogy, is Now Available!

(Book 2 of the "Thunder" trilogy)
An erotic fantasy romance novel
by Linda Mooney
Whiskey Creek Press Torrid
(ebook) ISBN# 978-1-60313-516-0
(print) ISBN# 978-1-60313-517-7
Word Count: 83.3K

Rion and Annie have made a home for themselves on Rion's world. But there are those who cannot tolerate having an "otherworlder" living among them. People who are jealous of their happiness. People who would do anything to see that their marriage is destroyed, and their lives forever ruined.

It will take every ounce of love between Rion and Annie to face the obstacles and hatred suddenly thrust at them. What they never anticipated was that an angel would resort to murder.

Warning: Contains aggravated assault, bribery, sword fighting, house arrest, forced separation, murder, revenge, seduction with berries, sex in public places, miracles, and outrageous prices for evening dresses.

Linda Mooney
Sensuous Romance with a Sci-Fi or Fantasy Flair!

Thursday, September 10, 2009

Last Call for AAD!

Due to a glitch with the hotel, we were able to reopen registration till Sept, 20th! And I know you guys have been thinking about coming to the Authors After Dark Paranormal Weekend, and now is your chance to come and hangout with me for this first year's event. So many fantastic authors have signed up to come, give away goodies and sign on Saturday that you are going to miss out on something amazing if you don't attend.

Registration is 175$ and includes 4 meals, 2 parties(a candy shoppe PJ party and a Masquerade ball), a cocktail hour, a slew of reader focused events, Author lead mini events and tons of free books and goodies! And we are even doing a charity raffle to benefit the ACN and a local no kill shelter, Pets Alive! We have over 25 raffle gift baskets too!

Your room is 99$ a night, double occupancy, and can be booked through the info on the AAD website on the Registration page.

So who is going to be there? Well...
Jacquelyn Frank, Sunny, Joey W. Hill,Stella and Audra Price, Bianca D'Arc, Rosemary Laurey, Jennifer Armintrout, Madeline Oh, Georgia Evans, Mechele Armstrong, Samantha Sommersby, Cat Johnson, Cathy Clamp, Eliza Gayle, Diana Castilleja, Leigh Ellwood, Tilly Greene, Selena Illyria, Stephanie Julian, Judi Fennell, Kayleigh Jamison, Donna Grant, Robin T. Popp, Linda Mooney, Mima, Teresa Noelle Roberts, and JoLynne Valerie

The authors are fantastic, the goodies are fantastic, the books are beyond a doubt amazing. We got the authors, and the books, and the amazing events. All we need is YOU!

To register, join us at We are looking forward to having you hangout with us this year and hope to see you there!

Tuesday, September 1, 2009

Release Day--Beneath the Surface by MJ Fredrick

I'm so excited---today is the release of my third full-length novel. I loved writing this book so much, and am very proud of how well it turned out. Also, LOOK at that cover. Gorgeous, right?

Beneath the Surface

Release date: September 1

Buy link:

BLURB In retrospect, perhaps archaeologist Mallory Reeves shouldn’t have delivered the divorce papers to her estranged husband mere weeks before her marriage to another man. She knew seeing Adrian again would stir up memories, but she didn’t expect so many of them to be good, not after the mess they both made three years ago. She also didn’t expect to want to stay at the dig site on the Yucatan Peninsula. But the lure of the ancient ship and, yes, her sexy ex provide more of a draw than the white picket fence she thought she wanted. Marine archaeologist Adrian Reeves has good reason to trust no one. His former partner—and former best friend—made off with his last archaeological find. And his wife left him, frustrated by his obsession for professional revenge. Now both Mallory and his nemesis have returned, and it can’t be an accident that they’ve turned up in the middle of the most important excavation of his career. Seeing her again unearths old pain—and rekindles never-forgotten desire. Now he has to decide if he can trust Mallory again. More importantly, if he can trust himself with her.


Adrian stood a distance away, like a sea god, his arms raised, hands folded behind his head, the water lapping at his bare hips She turned and unbuttoned her blouse, unhooked her bra to wash the mud embedded in the lace. Dropping to her knees and crouching to hide beneath the water, she scrubbed at the fabric, lamenting the effect the mud and salt water would have on the expensive garment.

“I can help you with that,” Adrian said, too close.

She whipped around, wrapping her arms around herself. Cautiously lifting one hand, she shoved her

muddy hair back from her face and glared.

He moved toward her, and her eyes were drawn to a deep dimple in his cheek beneath the reddish

stubble. Okay, actually her eyes were drawn elsewhere, but she forced herself to focus on the dimple.

“Go. Away.”

“A fine way to treat the man who saved your life,” he teased.

The tide flowed out and she caught a glimpse of bare hip. She had to get away from here, now. She

didn’t trust her hormones. They remembered Adrian and wanted to party. Distance. She needed distance.

Still underwater, she tugged on her dirty T-shirt, giving herself another layer of defense. It wasn’t

enough. His eyes flicked to the bra in her hand and she flushed. Damn it, she would not let him get to her.

She rose and moved deeper into the water, holding his gaze, daring him to keep his eyes on hers and not

glance at her breasts, no doubt clearly defined under her wet shirt.

He met her dare, his eyes only flicking to her cheek. “You have mud just there.”

Slipping his hand under her wet hair, he stroked his thumb over her cheek. She lost the will to pull

away, slap him, any of the things she should do. She just looked into his eyes helplessly as he lowered his


A wave swept past them, and her ring floated free of her shirt, floated between them on its chain.

Only then did she find the strength to yank away.

“Adrian,” she said, at once chiding and regretful. “It’s—it would be a mistake.” She walked out of the

ocean, her shorts still full of mud. Maybe Linda was right. Maybe this site was cursed.

Monday, August 31, 2009

New Texas Driving Laws

These go into affect TOMORROW 9/1!!!

Here's the update:
  • All persons in a vehicle MUST now wear seatbelts. Rear seat included.
  • Absolutely no talking/texting (phone) in school zones. (That one seems like a 'duh' to me, but I guess people need to be reminded that THERE ARE KIDS IN THOSE ZONES!)
  • Young drivers can NOT talk or text at all within the state of Texas. Young drivers by insurance standards is anyone 16-25. This one has high fines attached to it. Warnings are NOT likely.
Please pass this on to your Texas buddies and drivers.

Saturday, August 29, 2009

Ellora's Cave Contest

Happy Saturday, all!
My publisher, Ellora's Cave, is running a new contest. Here's what the announcement straight from them:

"In preparation for our 10 year anniversary in 2010, we are launching a huge, fun contest today with fantastic prizes for readers and authors!

For details, check out our video on You Tube:
Or our website contest page:

Readers can enter to win Sony and Asus Netbook computers, gift certificates and free ebooks.

The contest has video, write-in and Twitter components. We encourage you to put the contest video on your websites and blogs, to link to the You Tube video or our contest page, to retweet our announcements and entries on Twitter and to promote the contest in any other way you can think of.

Contest runs through Dec. 31, and readers' choice polls will run on the Sex Talk blog (we'll let you know when). Winners will be announced in early 2010.

The video was shot at the 2009 Romantic Times Booklovers Convention in Orlando. The winner of this first round was Susan Clarke, who won an Apple gift certificate. Others appearing in this video are, in order of appearance Ashlyn Chase, Mari Freeman and her bf Mike, Renee Myer, Susan Clarke, and Tea Trelawny.

Here's how to enter:
Just answer this question to enter our contest to win a netbook computer:
How has Ellora's Cave erotic romance improved your sex life?
Prying minds want to know: Have EC books taught you new positions or bedroom games? Given you a new lease on your love life—with yourself or your lover? Taught him or her how to please you better? Given you permission to go for more O's? Tell us all about it. We're dying for details…

Three ways to enter:

Via You Tube (for video entries):
Post your video answer to your YouTube ( com/) page with this title: How Ellora's Cave Improved My Sex Life: Your Name
Email a link to your video to EllorasContest@
2 Grand Prizes (1 for readers' choice and 1 for judges' choice): Sony netbook
Semi-finalist Prizes: Free download from Ellora's Cave

Via Email (for written entries):
Email your written answer to EllorasContest@
Put "EC Contest" in the subject line
2 Grand Prizes (1 for readers' choice and 1 for judges' choice): Asus netbook.
Semi-finalist Prizes: Free download from Ellora's Cave

Via Twitter:
Tweet your written answer on Twitter: Use this hashtag: #ECsex
Grand Prize: $100 Ellora's Cave gift certificate

The rules:
1. Deadline: Midnight, December 31, 2009
2. All Twitter entries must use this hashtag: #ECsex
3. All emailed written entries must have this in subject line: EC Contest
4. All YouTube entries must have this title on the video: How Ellora's Cave Improved My Sex Life: Your Name.
5. Ellora's Cave staff may not enter the contest
6. Ellora's Cave author entries will be judged separately and winners will receive free ads. Author entries must identify author by pen name in the email.
7. Entries will be posted on http://sextalkforwi ckedwomen. blogspot. com/ in batches for voting. Winner of each batch will become a semi-finalist. All semi-finalists will go into final Grand Prize voting round.

Saturday, August 22, 2009

Radio Podcast Show : TAMFA

Hey everyone, I'm going to be interviewed on Tuesday by Phoebe Jordan, on her Podcast Show, Talk About My Favorite Authors. You can either call in or join in the live chat on the site. Just click the link below or call the number. Lines will be open by 6:05. Hope you'll join us!

The show is going to be on Tuesday, August 25 at 6PM to 7:30PM EST (5 - 6:30 PM CST)


Direct call in: (347) 857-2123

Diana Castilleja

Diana Castilleja || Diana DeRicci

Crowning A Warrior King || Coming soon!
Aiza Clan Shifter Series || Print
The Eternal Kiss || Print

Sunday, August 16, 2009

Open call - Tease Publishing

Submissions: Open November 1-Dec 1 2009

We are looking to add 3-5 new authors committed to their careers to our author roster. All decisions will be made by January 1st 2010. We are looking for Mature Novels 70-100k ONLY.

To Submit:

Send a Query along with full marketing plan to to start the process.

A query letter should include the following information:
1. The name
2. length
3. type (genre) of book you are sending.
4. What your book is about.
5. Your qualifications, if any, to write the book.
6. Your name, address, telephone number, website, and e-mail
Include the hook,marketing plan (Both electronic and print plans), and your biography.

Genres we are looking for:
Erotic Romance
Fantasy (All kinds)

Thank you and we look forward to hearing from you!

Tuesday, August 11, 2009

A post that should be read

Hey everyone,

My mentor, TJ, posted an awesome blog this morning that is reader and writer related, so feel free to stop by and check it out. It's one of those *palmface* moments for writers, and an "Oh! I know what she means!" for readers. LOL I've done both. :)

Diana Castilleja

Diana Castilleja || Diana DeRicci

Crowning A Warrior King || Coming soon!
Aiza Clan Shifter Series || Print
The Eternal Kiss || Print

Friday, July 31, 2009

I'm Chatting and Giving Away a Book or Two! Come By!

Y'all come by and chat! You might win a free book!
I'll be there from 6-10 pm EST

Saturday, July 25, 2009

Publisher Sampler

Hi everyone!

One of my publishers, Purple Sword Publishing, has created a wonderful sampler edition of releases from 2009. I have uploaded the full sampler file in both PDF and HTML for your reading, and teasing pleasure!

Please pop by the loop and look in the Files section from the left sidebar. Group I hope you enjoy it! If you're not a member, just sign on for the newsletter. It's a quarterly with a few on the loop. I don't drown anyone's email boxes. Ever. And I don't release information.

Just a note, for those not interested, it does have some racy excerpts as it's a collective from all the authors of this house. For more information about them, please visit

Diana Castilleja

Diana Castilleja || Diana DeRicci

Crowning A Warrior King || Coming soon!
Aiza Clan Shifter Series || Print
The Eternal Kiss || Print

Friday, July 24, 2009


Hey y'all. I've had a wild day and completely forgot to promote this, but Saoirse did a spotlight for me and my shifter books. There's freebies involved, if you want to go check it out.

Diana Castilleja

Diana Castilleja || Diana DeRicci

Crowning A Warrior King || Coming soon!
Aiza Clan Shifter Series || Print
The Eternal Kiss || Print

Thursday, July 23, 2009

Tonight I'm on Blog Talk Radio!

Linda Mooney will appear on the BlogTalkRadio show “Renée’s Book Talk” ( with host Yolanda Renée on Thursday, July 23, 2009 9:00 PM Eastern.

The exclusive interview will highlight Linda’a book “MY STRENGTH, MY POWER, MY LOVE.”

Callers are welcome to join the conversation during the show by calling (347) 215-9536. The live, Internet talk-radio show will stream from the host page at

For more information, go to

Thank you!

Tuesday, July 21, 2009

I've been interviewed

Kyla was kind enough to toss me a couple questions for this month's interview on her site. Go check it out.

Wednesday, July 15, 2009


My first release is now 6 months old. So, to celebrate this "birthday" I invite you to check out my website , read an excerpt and blurb, then go to and purchase either the pdf version, or the print--NOW available direct from the publisher! You do not need to go through Amazon. This new system gives the author a little more in royalties. I'm wondering--does your publisher provide this service? I'd never thought about it, but I love the new system. If you don't wish to spend any money, download my Free Reads on the publisher's website: The Wedding Auction and Merry Christmas, Victoria. Thank you, and happy reading, whatever you choose. that's what summers are for!!! Celia Yeary

ALL MY HOPES AND DREAMS-a Texas Historical
Available in eBook: The Wild Rose Press
Available in print:, B&N