A couple reminders

Happy Sunday everyone. A couple items to throw out there for those interested.

First up is the Evernight Publishing Halloween Facebook Party this Thursday, October 30th. Everyone is welcome, and it’s going on from 12:00pm EST until 11:00pm EST so everyone should have a chance to swing by and check out some of the happenings. There will be lots of authors chatting, prizes being given away, and of course lots of Halloween fun. To join up you can go click the image below to sign up. Should be one heck of a fun time.

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As well, I’ve been redoing my site so some of the items you may have previously seen have been moved a little. Don’t worry! It’s all still there. For those interested in joining my newsletter the link is now on the right hand side in the widget bar. Always plenty of time to join which you can do by clicking the image below.

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Now, I’m off to keep writing on C&M book 5, it’s progressing very well today if I do say so myself. Things are beginning to head towards a full boil for the characters – basically this means they are about to find themselves in deep shit. Should be lots of fun to see how they figure to get themselves out of the mess I plan to toss them into.

Have a great week everyone! ~ Moira

We may bend,

But we’ll damn well never break.

The following will have some adult language due to the subject nature so if you are easily offended, go no further.

Canadian flag butterfly, isolated on whiteVarious horrifying occurrences in Canada have flummoxed me, and made it difficult to figure out what to post about. So I figured I’d do a post about what’s going on. Now, I in no way am an expert on the happenings, I do not have an inside source, hell I live on the other side of the country but I felt the need to speak on it – however briefly this might be.

Canadians are, by and large, known as a relatively peaceful nation. As long as you don’t steal our beer, we’re pretty laid back and mellow. Now, I’m in no way saying we don’t have shit that goes down. We do. We have crime rates – some pretty damn steep. We have car jackings, muggings, home invasions, burglaries, and we have murders. We do not claim to be a country that does not have it’s faults, some deeper than others, so don’t think I’m trying to claim that in any way, shape, or form. I am not. I’m saying that for the large majority of the country, we’re very easy going folks.

So when I hear in the news about members of the Canadian Armed Forces being targeted, I wonder just what the fuck is going on! I mean first the hit and run on two people from the military, a hit and run which occurred in Quebec. WTF! By someone the RCMP had already spoken with on an unrelated matter, and according to a news article appeared to be making strides “to change his life”. But he goes out and possibly “targeted” two military members killing one, and causing some minor injuries to the other. According to the article (which you can read here) he then proceeded to lead police on a bit of a chase before rolling his vehicle into a ditch. Upon exiting the vehicle he then went at the officers, with a knife, and was killed. Sounds like suicide by cop to me – maybe?

If this wasn’t bad enough the very next day, yesterday point of fact, another member of the Armed Forces was killed. This time though the soldier was unarmed, and standing guard duty over the War Memorial at the Tomb of the Unknown Solder on Capital Hill, outside of Parliament. Point blank range the gunman fatally shot Cpl. Nathan Cirillo for absolutely no reason, at all (one of the many articles covering that found here, and another here). The suspect then went off to do God only knows what while another gunman entered Parliament. Thankfully this gunman was stopped by sergeant-in-arms Kevin Vickers (an article about that incident is here) before he could get too far, and cause too much harm.

But I have to say it again, WHAT THE FUCK! I truly don’t know what to say except my thoughts are with Cpl. Cirillo’s family during this horrifying and agonizing time. This may have taken place at the other end of the country, but all Canadians are feeling the shock waves of these events. I only hope all those involved are found, and justice is appropriately meted out upon their heads.

In this ever increasingly insane world we live in absolutely nothing is guaranteed. Tell your loved ones how you feel, never let a day go by, for no one knows when “this” day will be their last.

That’s all I’ve got ~ Moira

The Halifax Chronicle Herald's Editorial Cartoon by Bruce MacKinnon @ch_cartoon

The Halifax Chronicle Herald’s Editorial Cartoon by Bruce MacKinnon @ch_cartoon

Prize Winners!

The Winner Is ConceptHello everyone! Long time no Net for me. I was starting to develop some serious withdrawal issues from the lack. Not that I could have likely managed to type on any sort of device for more than a couple minutes. Only trouble with visiting family for the holidays, any holiday, is they tend to put me to work while I’m there. I call it “slave labor”, they call it “lending a hand”. Personally, mine’s the one you should believe. And I have the screaming musculature to back up that claim.

Onto much happier, if mildly delayed, news. I have the winners for the Evernight Birthday Blog Hop from my site. Yes, I put in “winners” in the plural. I do like to give an extra prize away if I can, and in this case I can! So, here we go…

With the choice of one of my back listed books, plus a “We’re All Stories In The End” locket each, the winners are:

1)  Kristen; and 2) Lavida B.

The winners have been notified via email already. So I just want to send out another huge thank you to all who participated in making the Birthday Blog Hop a success. Look for more amazing things to come in the next days, weeks, and months. There will be more opportunities to win a bunch more things from us all.

Have a fantastic day ~ Moira!

Lazy writing weekend

I’ve been getting a bit more worked out in story 5 of the C&M Security series. I’m at a portion that is…well, “delicate”. The sort of spot where one wrong word, one wrong move, or one wrong gesture ruins the entire effect I’m hoping to portray. So, since it was making me mildly insane, I went searching for a little inspiration to help me figure out what’s going on with these two. Found a lot of interesting things. And I found a couple of things that will take no small amount of brain bleach to forever erase from the memory banks. *shudders*

Now, since I was looking for some inspiration I found plenty, not for the point I’m currently at – of course – but for later on. Since it’s Sunday, and I’m feeling all sorts of love for the mere fact I have a vacation coming up, I thought I’d share. Oh yes, vacation – as in doing what I want, when I want, with no going to work vacation. Ahh! The mere sound of it is truly music to my ears.

So, here’s what I found for some inspiration. May it inspire you as well…

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Have a great day ~ Moira

Roll out the Red Carpet!

Roll out the Red Carpet
Evernight celebrates four years of publishing!

Join authors, bloggers and reviewers as we take a RED CARPET tour featuring Evernight’s smart and sexy books. Slip on your virtual stilettos and walk the red carpet of award winning titles, spectacular reviews, and paparazzi style interviews.

Be sure to visit every stop on the tour where you can enter for a chance to win great prizes, including a new eReader, gift certificates, swag, books and much more!

Now I turn the spotlight on my smart and sexy book…

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This is from my new W.I.P. – book 5 of the C&M Security series, and completely unedited – please excuse any errors:

A knock on his office door had his head jolting up. Calling out for whoever it was to come in Zachary ensured nothing of his current project was visible.

“Hey, sorry to bother you,” Hank Rogers said as he came into his office. “But I know you wanted this as soon as I got it.”

Ah, right, his side project. Sitting up Zach leaned forward in his seat while Hank took one of his guest chairs. “So, what did you find?”

Hank looked extremely uncomfortable as he passed over the USB. “Don’t look at any of this on the work computers. When I got close, and started to realize what I was seeing, I moved over to my laptop. When I was done I erased everything, every last scrap, and crumb. Do the same, Zachary. This shit could get people killed, and I’d rather not have that happen to you, me, or to her.”

Her. The woman that had burrowed into his every thought, fantasy, and even into his dreams each night. Chandra Devons. Alluring, mysterious, and a contradiction of details. She was his latest focus, mainly because while they’d talked a lot, it was never about anything important. She’d given him enough about her past that he felt she was sharing, but never too much. Any time he’d tried to find out about her time before C&M she’d deftly, and too easily deflected the conversation a different direction.

Which had raised an internal alarm for him. And promptly led him to try and figure out who she was. Which in turn had run him into a gigantic, impenetrable road block. That was where Hank came into the picture. Hank was a former hacker, hired on by the FBI to keep other hackers out, and to do the things most of the agents couldn’t even dream of. Sifting through thousands of pieces of information to find one little lead.

Hank was very good at his job, unless he went up against another C&M employee. But that was an entirely different story, and one that Zach actually found pretty amusing.

“What’s on here?” he asked, lifting his violet gaze to meet Hank’s nearly black one.

“All I can tell you here, is it’s secrets buried under secrets, wrapped up in a mess of international proportions.”

Damn, not what Zach needed to hear to get his curiosity to lay off. All it did was make him want to bolt out of the building, race home, and use his personal laptop to find out what Hank had found.

“Sorry, I know it’s not what you wanted to hear. But let me tell you this,” Hank said as he stood and moved to the door. “When you are done, destroy it all. Leave nothing behind, and burn that fucking USB key. It’s beyond classified. So when you open the files, make sure you are not connected to the Internet. If this gets out, we’re all dead.”

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Answer my question in the comment section for a chance to win
(be sure to include your email address):

* Your choice of an Amazon Kindle Fire HD or Kobo Arc 7
* $100 Amazon GC
* $50 Evernight GC
* My blog prize:
1 “We’re All Stories In The End” Locket &
1 Copy of a Back List Book of mine
(Forever Kind of Love, Dangerous Times, Dangerous Secrets,
or Dangerous Lines
)

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Question:  What happens next in the above scene?

A new month’s upon us

autumn in the forestAnd the weather is starting to shift. Not for the better either. Oh well, such is life when you life in a place that can have all four seasons in a single day. No, not a myth, reality. I love Fall, the colors, the leaves you crunch through wherever you walk, and that particular smell to the air as it gets a little crisper. Unfortunately it’s what comes after I could seriously do without.

Oh well. At least the leaves are pretty for a time. Right?

As another month is now nothing more than a smudge in the rear view, there are some good (great even) things coming up. Top of the list is of course Evernight’s big Birthday Bash plans. First the Facebook party tomorrow, then a blog hop through everyone’s sites, plus all the goodies, and prizes that will come of everything that is coming up. It should be a fantastic couple of months ahead. Hopefully enough to get my mind off of the weather. Here’s hoping!

Since I have a tonne of writing I need to play catch up on, I shall leave you with a little Wet Wednesday treat. May you enjoy my offerings this week. ~ Moira

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Slow going Sunday

Himbeer-Limetten-CocktailHad a busy day yesterday that totally threw my whole “plan” off for the day. Went to an event with a co-worker, and had a fantastic time, but it definitely mucked up my writing plans for yesterday. Though I will say, they had some fantastic beverage options – and the food was pretty damn good too. Then I get home to a wonderful reminder of something coming up shortly here in October. What would that be, Moira? Ah, let me tell you.

First up on October 2, is an Evernight Publishing Facebook party from 6pm until 10pm (EST). This is the kick off event for Evernight’s 4th Birthday celebration. The graphic at the bottom of this post contains a link, so feel free to click on it if you’re interested in joining up. It’s a chance to meet a bunch of the authors, and win a lot of great prizes. The Book Enthusiast is handling the event, and from the sounds of things there will be lots of fun going on.

Next on the list is a huge Birthday Blog Hop with the Evernight authors. This runs from October 3 until October 13. A great opportunity for readers to get to know some new authors, find out about their books, and to also win some fantastic prizes. Oh, but it doesn’t stop there! No, no. There are a bunch more things to follow – scheduling hasn’t yet been fully determined as of yet, but stay tuned for posts to learn about it all. What I do know, and can share, is that All Romance eBooks will be having some huge sales of Evernight author’s books during this time, and after. There will also be the ARe October Monster Giveaway during which participants can win a free gift at time of checkout – including some gifts from the Evernight authors.

Basically October will be a wild ride of fun with the Evernight family. Between all the parties, the giveaways, the blog hops, and numerous other happenings this should be a blast. The fact that it all leads up to my favorite holiday of the year, Halloween, is a definite plus. I am a huge fan of going all out, above and beyond, and totally wild for Halloween. My parents used to dread this time of year knowing I’d be out in the yard doing prep work for at least two weeks leading up to the big night so I could terrorize the neighborhood. Ahh, good times.

Now, since I was off looking for a little inspiration, I figured I’d share it here with you as well. ~ Moira

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Evernight Publishing facebook party(Click the image to go straight to the Facebook page)

 

Release Day!

dangerous-linesYay! It’s release day for C&M Security book 3, Dangerous Lines. I, and several readers, have been waiting anxiously for this book. It is Vincent, and Rhonda’s story. I have a few links below for the sites that are quick about such things, with more to follow in the days (or weeks) to come. I knew I had to write this story from the moment I introduced Rhonda in book 1. At the time I wasn’t entirely sure who would be her counterpart, and then it clicked – Vincent Bradley of course. They were like oil and water from moment one, which meant they were damn well getting a book together.

Once again I absolutely have to thank my editor, Ms. Laurie Temple, for helping me to smooth out the wrinkles in this story. There were definitely a couple since I got a little lost in the characters a few times, and forgot things like how to make well constructed sentences. Oi! Thank goodness for editors who understand an author occasionally becomes distracted by the voices that natter at them at all hours, and from all angles.

In other news we are approaching October which will signify the beginning of the Birthday Celebration for my publisher, Evernight. They will be a whopping 4 years. Lots of great things to come out of that, so definitely stay tuned for all the news that comes in the next few days.

Now, where you can buy Dangerous Lines, C&M Security 3 as of today:

Evernight:  http://www.evernightpublishing.com/dangerous-lines-by-moira-callahan/

Amazon (US):  http://www.amazon.com/dp/B00NUAOKZ8

Amazon (CDN):  http://www.amazon.ca/dp/B00NUAOKZ8

BookStrand:  http://www.bookstrand.com/dangerous-lines-mf

All Romance:  https://www.allromanceebooks.com/product-dangerouslines-1634863-149.html

There you have it everyone! And now I am off to do something productive, like working on book 5 of the series. Cheers! ~ Moira

Here comes book three…

dangerous-linesA happy, sunny Sunday to everyone. Great news to share, book 3 of the C&M Security series will be releasing this Wednesday. Dangerous Lines is Vincent, and Rhonda’s story. I’ve been looking forward to this release. So have several other folks I know apparently, lol! Since this would be a short post otherwise, I figured I’d put in a little snippet from the book to tempt folks into buying it. For the official excerpt you can check out the Dangerous Lines page.

So, here you go – enjoy!

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He smelled so good, all male, all Vincent. Closing her good eye as he headed for the door, she rubbed her nose lightly to his neck. She had truly thought she’d never see him again. Never have the chance to be completely honest and open with him. Never get the opportunity to tell him how she felt about him.

Rhonda didn’t know if he felt the same, one of the reasons she’d held back. The other was that she didn’t want to ruin their friendship by admitting she had the hots for him.

She wanted a relationship with him, beyond friendship. Hell, she wanted to strip him naked and jump his gorgeous self. On more than one occasion she’d actually had to restrain herself, she thought with a bit of humor. Usually when they were at Shawn and Tamara’s for some reason or other and he was out swimming in the pool. He had a body that just screamed to be licked, slowly, preferably by her. A smile tried to curl her lips at the idea of walking up and licking him. Only that smile didn’t go any better than her other attempts, and she let out a low moan of pain as her jaw throbbed.

She could feel him walking carefully. Likely to prevent jostling her, but also to prevent any noise from betraying them. It was also how he moved. He was incredibly light on his feet, thanks to all that wonderful military training, she was sure. She loved watching him—it helped to fuel more than one late night fantasy—and dreaming about him.

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There you go. Buy links to come as soon as I have them. Have a great night ~ Moira

Fun ahead

Happy Sunday everyone, let’s start this post off with a little man candy shall we? I think we shall.

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As the title implies there is good stuff coming. No date yet on the C&M Security 3 release, but that’s okay, I have plenty of things to keep me busy. First on the list is an Evernight event. Happening this Thursday, September 18th on Facebook, everyone is welcome to come and visit. The event goes from 12:00 pm to 11:00 pm EST. I have a shared slot from 9:00 pm to 10:00 pm EST that I will be sharing with a fellow Evernight author, Ms. April Zyon. So, if you’re on Facebook, and are interested in joining in the fun, maybe meeting some new authors you are very welcome to join the event. Click the image below to be taken to the page to sign up to go to the event.

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As we roll into October we have a number of interesting things popping up. Including Evernight’s 4th Birthday Celebration. This will be another Facebook party (more info to follow as we receive it) to kick things off. On October 2 from 6:00 pm to 10:00 pm EST is an author take over event, with lots of great prizes, and who knows what else!

Well, that’s all I have for tonight. I’m off to delve into my refrigerator, and see what might be in there that involves zero cooking for dinner tonight. Hope you all have a great evening ~ Moira