Monday, October 13, 2014

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YOUR HEART, MY HOME A Sensuously Erotic Urban Fantasy Romance Novel
by Linda Mooney
Word Count: 53.9K
They were deadly enemies, until a greater threat made them unwilling allies...and lovers.

Sherandar is the most cunning adversary Quazar has ever faced. He never knows when or where his worst nightmare will strike, but when she does, it's with the single-minded purpose to taunt him. Ridicule him. And to make his life a living hell. Regular cuffs and jail cells can't hold her, yet somehow, someway, Quazar has to bring her reign to a screeching halt.

But when a new enemy makes himself known, and tries to kill both Quazar and Sherandar, the two combatants realize the only way to defeat this deadly threat is to call a temporary truce and join forces.

It isn't until she lies broken, bloodied, and dying in his arms that Quazar realizes she has become more to him than his temporary ally. He has fallen in love with her.

Warning! Contains deadly necklaces, delectable desserts, a skintight costume, an antique stove, dining table sex, and a bored megalomaniac who has no qualms about killing because he just wants to watch the world burn.

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Other News

Help the sequel happen for an award-winning urban fantasy!  

 On October 31, 2013, I released the e-book edition of Ravensblood, an urban fantasy set in the Pacific Northwest and crowdfunded through Kickstarter.   (Trade paperback edition released this spring.) It garnered many glowing reviews on Amazon, including a positive review from the notoriously tough review site Smart Bitches, Trashy Books, and it won a gold medal in the 2014 Global E Book Awards in the category of contemporary fantasy.
 I see the Ravensblood  universe as one that can be returned to again and again. It already has its passionate devotees.  One of my beta readers traveled here from France to take the Ravensblood  tour of Portland,  One reader who bought the book when it first came out put aside the work she was doing on deadline to finish reading the novel.  A supporter gave me the funds to pay the cover artist, and musicians among my support base did a custom arrangement of the music for the video trailer as well as editing the trailer itself.  (Do check out the video, for the music if for no other reason.  It's spine-tingling good.)

So where do you come in?  I got a good start with the I first book, but I need to get more books out there to build a readership.   Mostly, I need to pay my freelance editor in order to put out the sequel, because, to paraphrase an old axiom, any writer who acts as her own editor has a fool for a client.  I will be using the some editor I did for Ravensblood.  Anything above what I need to pay the editor will go to promotional costs.

A little bit about the book that started it all:

In a life of impossible choices when sometimes death magic is the lesser of the evils, can a dark mage save the world and his own soul? Corwyn Ravenscroft. Raven. The last heir of an ancient family of dark mages, he holds the secret to recreating the Ravensblood, a legendary magical artifact of immense power.

Cassandra Greensdowne is a Guardian. Magical law enforcement for the elected council— and Raven’s former apprentice and lover. She is trying to live down her past. And then her past comes to the door, asking for her help.

As a youth, Raven wanted to be a Guardian but was rejected because of his ancestry. In his pride and his anger, he had turned to William, the darkest and most powerful mage of their time. William wants a return to the old ways, where the most powerful mage was ruler absolute. But William would not be a True King from the fairy tales. He would reign in blood and terror and darkest magic.

 Raven discovers that he does have a conscience. It’s rather inconvenient.

 He becomes a spy for the council that William wants to overthrow, with Cassandra as his contact. Cass and Raven have a plan to trap William outside his warded sanctuary. But William is one step ahead of the game, with Raven’s life, his soul, and the Ravensblood all in danger.

And about Raven's Wing:

In Ravensblood we saw Raven’s struggle to escape the world of dark magic he’d committed to as a bitter young man. In Raven’s Wing he has to come to terms with both his past and his ancestry and figure out his new place in the Three Communities and among the people who enter his life. The task becomes more difficult, of course, when he finds himself on the run, trying to find the stolen Ravensblood in order to protect the Three Communities and beyond from the dangers presented by this powerful artifact in the wrong hands, and at the same time prove himself innocent of the theft.
Raven finds support in unlooked-for places, but he faces an unknown enemy  who is cunning, ruthless and powerful.
The manuscript for Raven's Wing is complete, needed only the deft hand of my talented editor before publication.

Teaser chapters are up here:

Depending on the level of contribution, supporters will get cool stuff to read, Raven's Wing swag and the knowledge that the helped the early days of a compelling new urban fantasy 'verse.

If you can't contribute financially (and believe me, I understand broke), you can still be part of the magic by spreading the word via Facebook, Twitter, Tumblr, your own blog, etc.  Every shout-out is greatly appreciated.

On Sale for only $0.99!





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