Wednesday, March 30, 2011

Come meet 8 TX ARF Authors in Houston!

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The 2011 Houston Indie Book Festival April 2nd
Celebrate the fourth annual Houston Indie Book Festival along with dozens of nationally-distributed literary journals, local booksellers, publishers, small presses, literary organizations, and authors at the Menil Park on Saturday, April 2nd from 11 a.m. until 5 p.m.
Co-sponsored by NANO Fiction and Gulf Coast, the festival showcases the efforts of writers, artists, teachers, community members, and cultural groups working to make the arts and humanities a vibrant part of the Houston community.
The festival will offer readings by local authors throughout the day, including: children’s book author Gwendolyn Zepeda; fiction writers Sophie Rosenblum, Ann Weisgarber, Amelia Gray, and Ryan Call; as well as poet Hayan Charara. The Houston Indie Book Fest and Inprint Readings will take place every hour from 11 a.m. until 4 p.m.
This year’s festival is set to correspond with the Menil Collection’s Open House event. Alongside the book fair, visitors can enjoy outdoor art exhibits, tours of the Menil campus, art demonstrations, live music, food trucks, and much more!
This event is free, and everyone in the community is invited to participate in what has become Houston’s only event of its kind.
Since 2008, the Houston Indie Book Festival has steadily expanded from a small gathering of local bookstores and artists to a full-scale regional event. To date, more than fifty exhibitors from all over Texas and the U.S. are scheduled to participate.
More information about the Houston Indie Book Festival is available online at
The Houston Indie Book Festival is supported by the Houston Arts Alliance, The Houston Endowment, Inc., Inprint, The National Endowment for the Arts, The Texas Commission on the Arts, and the University of Houston’s Department of English.
We look forward to seeing you in April!
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Attending Texas ARF authors: 
Missy Jane 
Elizabeth Pina

Skhye Moncrief
Delphine Dryden
Cornelia Amiri
Anne Marie Novark

Ciara Gold 
Alisha Paige 

Tuesday, March 15, 2011

New! POSSESSION, an Erotic Paranormal Romance by Linda Mooney

Erotic Paranormal/Horror Romance Novel
Whiskey Creek Press Torrid
(ebook) ISBN# 978-1-60313-954-0
Word Count: 61.5K

If you were murdered by a stranger, wouldn’t you want the chance to be able to come back and find out who killed you? And why?

J was born blind, but she could "see" things. Her gift has always helped the police find such things as missing persons, serial killers... a ghost or two.

Detective Kiel Stark has worked homicide for eight years, but he has never met this mysterious Seer his fellow officers claim could almost perform miracles. Not until a gruesome triple homicide has his superiors calling in the reserved woman to help with the case.

Now Stark is faced with a double threat. Not only is he finding himself dangerously attracted to the mysterious beauty, but she could very well discover his own carefully guarded secret—a secret that could bring an end to his career, his way of life, and any future he had hoped to have.

Warning! Contains disturbing images, the living dead, revenge gone wrong, drug deals gone bad, and two people facing an impossible love without any chance for a future.

Monday, March 14, 2011

Release Day, and Epic Awards!

My second book from Carina Press is out today! Road Signs was my 2009 NaNoWriMo novel, the story of friends who become lovers while traveling from Wisconsin to Seattle on Thanksgiving weekend. To celebrate, I'm having a contest on my blog this whole month. Stop by to play!

Also, my latest romantic adventure from Samhain Publishing, Breaking Daylight, won the Epic Award! I totally didn't expect that!

Sunday, March 13, 2011

LORD OF THUNDER Wins an Eppie!

The 11th Annual EPIC Awards, presented by the Electronically Published Internet Connection, were distributed on March 12 at the annual EPICon conference which was held this year in Williamsburg, Virginia.

Science Fiction Erotic Romance: Lord Of Thunder Thunder Series Book 1 by Linda Mooney—Whiskey Creek Press

(From All Romance eBooks)

Thursday, March 10, 2011

New Release! Rhythm and Boos by Carolyn Gregg

Rhythm & Boos
Humorous, Erotic, Paranormal Romance
Red Rose Publishing
(ebook) ISBN# 978-1-4543-0033-5
Word Count: 13K

Sensuelle (aka Sydney Shookerman) was an exotic dancer. At least, she tried to be. Unfortunately, Sydney sucked at the job. She had a body to die for, and the face of an angel, but she lacked the timing and moves which would put her in the pro league.

Fortunately, she managed to keep her job at Napoleon’s nightclub. And despite the rumors that Napoleon’s used to be a speakeasy back in the 1920s, and was reputed to be haunted, she never knew how haunted it was until she accidentally awoke the spirit of one poor victim from that era.

The first thing Frankie Nuwurth wanted to do was to get even with the wise guys who had put him away. Although he had no idea how he was resurrected, the cute half-naked dame working in the joint was an awful temptation. And one thing was certain—he hadn’t been laid in almost a hundred years, which meant he had a lot of catching up to do!

Saturday, March 5, 2011

Educating Macey is up for Book of the Week!

Educating Macey was reviewed this week and is up for Best Book honor this weekend (voting runs from Saturday, March 5th through Sunday March 6th) on the Whipped Cream Reviews site. I would be thrilled to have this honor! Hint, hint.

Go ahead, make my week...and VOTE!
-Missy Jane
*Make reading a guilty pleasure...*