Saturday, November 24, 2007

Another Great Review...

for The Ride of Her Life!! Whoo Hoo! Sheryl, from Sensual Ecataromance gave it a 4.5!

"Ms. Moore has penned a great story of finding love and romance when you least expect it with a person you could spend the rest of your life with..."

Read the entire review here.

I'm so thrilled that people are reading and loving Sarah and Dean's story. If you'd like to check out an excerpt or buy The Ride of Her Life, check it out here.

Thursday, November 22, 2007

Giving Thanks

Here in the US, we pause on the 4th Thursday in November to celebrate Thanksgiving. It may be a rememberance of the first winter the Pilgrims weathered and the feast they enjoyed. It's also a day to pig out - I love any excuse to eat :) But I also like to use Thanksgiving Day to remind myself of all the things I'm thankful for - today, and all through the year.

I'm thankful for my family. For my loving, supportive husband and terrific kids. For our new house that is starting to feel like home.

For all my friends in the writing community (my RWA chaptermates, the Romance Divas, Desirables, and cps), I treasure your friendship, inspiration and support.

For three publishers, Samhain, Ellora's Cave and Red Sage, who took a chance on a new author. For my editors, Laurie, Bree, and Felecia, who help make my stories the best they can be.

And for the readers who have started buying my books! I love you!!

If you get a chance to stop by during this busy day, please leave a comment on what you're thankful for this year, whether you're in the US or not. Or at least stop a moment and remember what you have to be thankful for.


Wednesday, November 21, 2007

Are You a Good Girl??

Today's post is at Passionate Prose. Stop by and let me know...were you a good girl in school? Are you still a good girl? Or were you one of those girls who didn't feel guilty skipping school or letting your hair down?? Guess which one I was??


Thursday, November 15, 2007

I'm a Best-Selling Author!!

Today I checked out My Bookstore and More, Samhain Publishing's on-line bookstore and what do you think I saw??? THE RIDE OF HER LIFE was one of the top ten bestselling titles!! OMG! That means people are really buying my book! I'm so thrilled! I hope everyone loves Sarah and Dean's story as much as I do!

If you'd like to join Sarah on The Ride of Her Life, you can check out an excerpt or buy a copy here.


Sunday, November 11, 2007

Cover for Quinn's Curse!

My first release from Red Sage, my first paranormal romance ever, will be available for download at eRed Sage in February 2008. Here's the blurb:

Cursed to wander Logan Point for three hundred years, lusty pirate, Nathaniel Quinn must resist the call of the sea. When young widow, Miranda Kent buys the lighthouse, Quinn’s passion is aroused. No one said anything about resisting a beautiful woman. But when unexpected emotions pull at the doomed lovers, can Quinn look beyond himself and his desires to save the woman he loves?

The cover was just approved. Isn't it great? I love all the little details. Can you see the lighthouse and the rocky coast? Not to mention the hunk! It's perfect.

Mark your calendar now for February! I can't wait for you to be able to read it!


Tuesday, November 6, 2007

The Ride of Her Life Available Now!

Today, my contemporary romance THE RIDE OF HER LIFE is available for download from Samhain Publishing! I'm so excited! I've blogged about it today on the Samhain weblog. Check it out here.

Here's a little exerpt to tease you:

She took the chance in the silence that followed to study him close up. His was a strong profile. The good-looking boy she remembered had turned into a handsome man. His face wasn’t smooth—it sported a few laugh lines and frown lines, probably from riding in the sun a lot. But it was all the more attractive because it was the face of a man who lived. A man who laughed and frowned, who flew down the highway in the sunshine and made her body long for his touch.
The sound of his deep breathing washed over her. What did it mean that her own breathing fell into rhythm with his? Was his heart pounding as hard as hers? Was his body also on fire with need?
When she couldn’t ignore the desire burning within her any longer, she placed her bottle on the coffee table and slowly turned to face him.
“Damn.” The word came out of Dean’s mouth on a sigh.
He set his bottle down as well and turned to her. In one smooth movement, he cupped her face with his hands. His lips were on hers almost before she had a chance to breathe.
His hands were cool and damp on her face, but his lips were hot and wet. Hot and wet and needy. They slid across her mouth, teasing her with his taste. His tongue followed the path, coaxing her lips apart. When he deepened the kiss, plunging into her mouth, she drank him in, her whimpers mixing with his moan.
Sarah combed her fingers through his hair, enjoying the way the silky strands slid along her skin. When it loosened from the ponytail, she spread it across his shoulders. She held his head in her hands, meeting each thrust of his tongue with an eager one of her own. She leaned closer, needing to touch him more, longing to feel his hands on her.
Waves of awareness ran along her skin, gathering into a pool of need within her. She was drowning in his kisses, but she needed more. She lowered her hands, skimming his neck, kneading his shoulders.
A crack of lightning lit up the sky and the deafening roll of thunder followed almost immediately. Dean broke away and leapt to his feet. He gasped for air. Odd, she still matched him breath for breath.
“I put clean sheets on Terry’s old bed,” he said, his voice ragged. “You can sleep there tonight.”
Of course, he wouldn’t want to talk about the kiss. Or the need. “Dean?”
He backed away from her. His eyes were still shadowed, his expression grim. “Go to bed, Sarah, before you cause any more trouble.”
She knew the new Sarah would stay and argue, would stick to her guns and say that he started the kiss to begin with and he caused his own damn trouble. But there was too much of the old Sarah in her and the thought of Dean pushing her away again hurt so badly that she simply turned and walked up the stairs without saying a word.

Join Sarah for The Ride of Her Life!


Monday, November 5, 2007

Tomorrow she's in for The Ride of Her Life!

My contemporay romance THE RIDE OF HER LIFE will be available for download from Samhain Publishing tomorrow, November 6th!! This book is special to me and I'm so thrilled it found a home and that readers can take the ride with Sarah and Dean. Here's a little blurb to tempt you :

The day Dean Bastian walked into the bank was the day Sarah decided she was no longer going to be sensible.
But, to be honest, when it came to Dean, she’d never had a bit of sense. Seeing him again after all these years sent her right back to that gawky teenager who’d had a major crush on the bad boy next door.
Dean looked the same as she remembered, tall and dark in his black T-shirt and faded jeans. He crossed the lobby, his long legs covering the distance quickly. When she saw he was headed for her window, an unwanted thrill rippled across her skin. Her heart started beating faster and annoyance fought its way to the surface. She hated not being in control of her feelings.
There was enough she didn’t have control of these days. Like doctors and hospitals and test results.
He set his motorcycle helmet on the counter in front of him and flashed a cocky smile that turned her knees to jelly. Oh, great, she was going to melt into a puddle of goo right in front of him. His dark blue eyes were laced with mockery as he slowly ran his gaze over her.
“Sarah Austin, still sitting in your little cage, I see.”
She couldn’t stop from blushing, but she wanted to cringe as the heat spread up her neck and across her face. She gritted her teeth at the jibe and struggled to get back in control.
“Hello, Dean,” she said, working hard to keep her smile in place. “I understand you’re skipping town again.”
“Heading out on the Harley in the morning.”
The little jab of envy didn’t help her mood at all. What she wouldn’t give to be going somewhere, anywhere but where her life was headed right now.
Then she remembered why he was in Buffalo to begin with and regretted taking her bad mood out on him. “I’m real sorry about your dad.”
Dean nodded, the diamond stud in his ear winking at her. The cocky smile disappeared and his eyes shut down. She almost wished he was still teasing her. He didn’t say anything, but Sarah wasn’t surprised. She knew he and his father hadn’t gotten along.
“Is Terry still in town?” she asked.
“She flew back to Denver yesterday.” His face didn’t tell her anything. She hoped he and his sister had settled their differences.
“She stopped in the bank for a minute the other day and I saw some pictures of her family. Her boys are cute.”
“Yeah, they are.”
“She works in a doctor’s office?”
Sarah was running out of small talk. For two people who’d grown up in the same neighborhood, on the same street for goodness sake, they couldn’t have been more different. The annoying heart pounding didn’t help any. And neither did the sweaty palms she rubbed on her skirt. Twenty-six was too old to still suffer from hopeless crush symptoms.
She pushed away an old memory of him wiping away her tears. “What can I do for you this morning?”
He picked up the helmet and smoothly tucked it under his arm. “I need to sign a few more papers before I leave. Is Harry Larson busy?”
“I’ll check.” She picked up the interoffice telephone and called Harry, who told her to send Dean over. She pointed to the open office door across the lobby. “Go right in.”
He looked her over once more. Ripples of hot awareness followed his gaze and she prayed she wouldn’t blush again. “Good to see you, Sarah,” he said softly, then turned and walked away.
She watched him go with a sense of relief. Sarah knew exactly why he bothered her. It wasn’t the dangerous way he looked. He had always been sexy in a rough sort of way. She didn’t even mind the dark hair that fell past his shoulders. It went with that rebel look he projected so well and most likely contributed to that crush she had. Correction, used to have.
No, what aggravated her was more what Dean represented. Freedom she had never known. Never would know.

Tomorrow she's in for The Ride of Her Life!!


Sunday, November 4, 2007

First Review for The Ride of Her Life

Mrs. Giggles loves me!! The Ride of Her Life will be available for download on Tuesday, but I discovered the first review today! I'm so excited that my first review is a good one, she really got the story and the characters.

"...The Ride Of Her Life has a nice balance of heartfelt moments and scenes of careless exuberance of falling love. I'm actually quite sorry to see it end so soon."

If you'd like to read the whole review, check it out here!

So mark your calendar for November 6th for The Ride of Her Life!!


Thursday, November 1, 2007

What Do You Do With...

All the candy??? We moved to a new house this year, so we had no idea how many trick or treaters we would get. We didn’t go overboard on candy, but we only had a handful of kids. Now we have bags of chocolate left! Oh yeah, I could eat it all with no problem, but I SHOULDN’T, and my husband shouldn’t either.

So what do you do when you have leftover candy? Freeze it? Take it to work to share with co-workers who don’t need all that candy either? Throw it away? Aaack, okay, so that’s going waaaay overboard!

Any suggestions??