Release Day!

uniformantho1lIt’s here! The Uniform Fetish is live. I have to give a big shout out to the other nine amazing authors I’m honored to have been teamed up with for this anthology. I’m one very lucky author to be among such esteemed company. This is my first anthology, and I was very excited to have been picked to take part.

When I submitted my entry I had no idea if it would fit into what the EP team envisioned for the anthology. But hey, I had to give it a shot right? It all paid off too much to my surprise, and delight. Lots of delight actually. Oddly enough I sort of forgot about it to be completely truthful. Too many things going on between submission and that first set of edits I suppose, it just slipped my mind entirely. Right up until the moment someone made mention about it, and then there were a few jitters.

I also want to give a shout out to the nine authors of the Uniform Fetish: Manlove Edition. This is a day to celebrate, but it doesn’t stop here. Next week, March 2-7 2015, is a huge blog book tour. We’ll all be participating as well as several fellow authors, and bloggers helping us get the word out even more. It should be a blast!

For buy links, and peek into my story from the Uniform Fetish you can check it out on the A Passionate Witness page. For now I’m off to do some writing, have a lovely night ~ Moira

Chillin’ out

A cup of coffee watercolorI mean this quite literally too. While the sun’s out, and it looks like a gorgeous day, it’s bloody cold outside. Had to pop out for a few minutes, and that was more than enough for me. Convinced me staying inside to write was definitely the much better option.

Brewed up another carafe of coffee, and did some other projects first. Mainly setting up next weeks blog posts of fellow authors on my site, but also wrote a few more words on C&M Security book 6. Haven’t gotten a lot down yet with this headache I’m attempting to mitigate. But a little is better than none at all, lol!

Other happening’s are of course the release of the Uniform Fetish Anthologies coming this Friday, February 27th. Both editions are up for pre-order on a number of sites already, so you can one-click order now. Links are below for both sets of books.

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Anthology Blurb:

Does the sight of a cop’s badge—or his handcuffs—make your pulse race?  Do you drive by your local firehouse just to catch a glimpse of your favorite fireman? Ever peek in the cockpit just to check out the captain?

If you agree the only thing sexier than a man in uniform is a man out of uniform, you’ve come to the right place. We’ve handpicked an assortment of sizzling hot, uniformed heroes to satisfy your uniform fetish.

Uniform Fetish
Amazon (US)  http://www.amazon.com/dp/B00TT68QWK/
Amazon (CA)  http://www.amazon.ca/dp/B00TT68QWK/
Amazon (UK)  http://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B00TT68QWK/
Bookstrand  http://www.bookstrand.com/uniform-fetish
All Romance  https://www.allromanceebooks.com/product-uniformfetish-1750464-166.html

Uniform Fetish: Manlove Edition
Amazon (US)  http://www.amazon.com/dp/B00TT6O7EG/
Amazon (CA)  http://www.amazon.ca/dp/B00TT6O7EG/
Amazon (UK)  http://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B00TT6O7EG/
Bookstrand  http://www.bookstrand.com/uniform-fetish-manlove-edition-mm
All Romance  https://www.allromanceebooks.com/product-uniformfetishmanloveedition-1750465-166.html

So go and pre-order your copy now. And have a great weekend ~ Moira

Long weekend

piuma che scriveHappy Sunday readers! It’s day two of the three day long weekend (Family Day in Alberta is tomorrow), and the sun is out and shining once more. It’s a great day to be outside. If only I didn’t have a bunch of writing I have to get done, lol! Oh well. The window is open to let in the fresh air, the sun is warming the place up, and the coffee is hot and strong. Perfect conditions to work on this bitch of a story.

Blasted characters haven’t always been overly cooperative, especially in the last month and a bit. They did start chatting with me again about a week ago thankfully. I’ll have to see what they have to offer up today, and get some more of their story down. Oddly enough I’m actually making pretty good progress word count wise. This is likely going to be the biggest of the books for the series. But there’s a lot to be told, not only a bit of the history of how C&M came to be, but also Robyn and Grant’s story of meeting, and becoming a couple.

Still haven’t quite figured out what comes next after that, except for clearing up an outstanding point from my editor, and the series. Then… well the series will be done. For a time anyway. I’m quite sure I’ll revisit it in time, bring more to it down the road, but for now this is the last planned book. Not sure how some of my readers will feel about that,but I definitely need a bit of a break from the characters to see where the series may go.

Well, that’s it for this post. I have writing to do, so I’m off to attend to that. Have a great day ~ Moira

Sunny Sunday

SunshineIt’s more than a little chilly here right now, but the sun is out currently, and shining brightly so hopefully it warms up a bit as the day progresses. Though the weather network appears to be mildly confused on what’s going to happen with the local weather. Doesn’t matter really since I need to get to writing today.

So much to do, and so many weird ideas swirling around in my head. Hopefully some of them actually pertain to the stories I’m working on. Today’s focus will be on the C&M book, really need to get this puppy done and out to the readers. After that’s done I can focus on the other stories demanding notice from me.

On that note I’m off to get these opinionated, and stubborn characters in line, and see what I can drag out of them today in way of their story. Hope everyone has a lovely Sunday, talk soon ~ Moira

It’s Friday!

TGIF conceptI truly do love Fridays. They are the best day of the week, but only once I get to that 3:30 p.m. point of the day, and the end of the work week is finally in sight. Then the countdown begins in earnest. To know that in only minutes, no longer days or hours, you’re going to be free. FREE! LOL!

Nothing too exciting going on tonight though. A couple of movies, some household chores so I don’t have to worry about it later, and I’m thinking on ordering in something for dinner since my ambition to cook is nonexistent. But for the rest of the weekend I will be writing. Somehow I’m going to keep myself from being distracted, and get into my WIP’s. I seriously need to get book 6 of C&M done so I can get it submitted sooner than later. Plus my paranormal characters are scratching at my brain to get some more of their story down as well.

The key to all of this is getting to sleep at a decent time tonight. I’ve slept like shit the last few nights. I’ll just say it’s neighbor issues, and leave it at that. So I’ll hit the sheets early tonight, get in my full sleep cycle, and then get up to coffee and some freshly baked pain au chocolat. So-o-o-o-o-o good! One of our clients makes them and brought a whole bunch in. These are the best because they are pre-frozen so you can make as many, or as few as you want when you want them. They rise overnight, and then you pop them in the oven for a few minutes. You get fresh bakery goodness, nearly no mess, and the smell is to die for. Truly.

So on that note it’s time to go rescue and fold the laundry. Hope you all have a fantastic weekend ~ Moira

Release Day!

dangerouspastsHere we go again! It’s release day for book 5 of the C&M Security, Dangerous Pasts. This book features the very Special Agent Zachary Parker, FBI that was introduced in the last book. He gets to know the secretive receptionist of C&M Security, Chandra Devons. Her past has come back to haunt not only her, but potentially destroy her future with Zachary in the process.

After this book there is only one more planned at this time. It is one of my current WIP’s actually, and one that is proving to be even more challenging than book 5 was. This one explores deeper into the past, showing how C&M came to be, and who the other owner of C&M is before we ever met her in book 1 of the series. It’s one that has to be very carefully written so as to not do anything that screws up anything in the books already out. But it’s one I had always planned to write so hopefully all my notes are accurate, LOL!

Buy Links for Dangerous Pasts, C&M Security 5 – Now Available At:

Evernight Publishing – http://www.evernightpublishing.com/dangerous-pasts-by-moira-callahan/

Bookstrand – http://www.bookstrand.com/dangerous-pasts-mf

All Romance – https://www.allromanceebooks.com/product-dangerouspasts-1733451-149.html

Amazon USA & Canada both appear to be delayed. As soon as I have the links I’ll put them up in a post.

More links to follow in the weeks to come from the other sites that are a little slower in getting it together. Watch the Dangerous Pasts page for those as they filter in all over the map.

Have a fantastic day ~ Moira

Here comes book five…

dangerouspastsYet another amazing cover from the talented Sour Cherry Designs. These keep getting better, and better each and every time I see one. I fear I may very well pass out on the next one if it’s any better than this newest cover. Look at that, it’s fucking HOT!

This book is going to be live on January 28th, 2015 – that’s this Wednesday. I’m pretty excited about this one, it’s a little different from the other books in how it gets started, and the trouble that is brewing up. It gave my many headaches, made me grind my teeth a lot, and the cursing likely would have had any sailor or trucker blushing brightly. These are two very strong characters, but only one of them has a secret that may very well be deadly.

Since that’s all I have to share at this moment, here is an excerpt from Chapter One for a little bit of filler. Have a great Sunday ~ Moira


CHAPTER ONE ~ Excerpt

Her wrists burned from the restraints, her face felt two times too big, and her breathing was labored. Chandra knew she’d been worked over real well. Now if only she could remember some of the details.

She remembered dinner out. There had been dancing at a club, some drinks, and then nothing. Absolutely nothing. All she had was a big ass blank spot in her memory.

No, wait. A voice asking questions over and over again. Pain, she definitely recalled some pain. Nothing like the training she’d gone through to withstand interrogations of course, but it had made it onto her radar.

With care, she worked at prying her eyelids open. When that didn’t work, she went with a little more force. Didn’t really help, but she did gain a tiny slit of a view. Not that the view was worth writing home about. Concrete walls and floor, a solid-looking door with a chair sitting next to it, and her. There appeared to be some form of light, likely a single bulb given how weak it appeared to be.

Then again, it could be her shitty eyesight, and all those little dancing spots. Trying to tip her head back for a look at what had her hands caught proved too much. She was weak and sore, her mouth was parched, and her head swam. Which meant she’d been there for a damn long time. Not good, not good at all.

The door creaked open, just like in all those good old-fashioned horror movies, giving a nice squeal at the end. Set quite the mood for whatever was going on.

“Wake her up,” a voice said. Male, eastern European accent, cultured with a smooth edge of brutality. Her host was her guess.

A wave of icy cold water hit her body causing her to jolt, and gasp. It also told her that she didn’t have a hell of a lot of clothing on, her strapless bra and panties would be her assumption. Damn. That seriously sucked, especially when she couldn’t remember anything of importance. She’d been out of the game long enough to probably be considered archaic.

Someone grabbed a fistful of her hair and yanked her head back. Oh, hey, she was dangling from some sort of hook that reminded her of those used for hanging beef. Not a great comparison, but her brain was a little sluggish. Her hands were cuffed with some sort of leather banding, that then was looped over the hook, and kept her up on her feet. Nifty little setup, really.

Having a great weekend

Have a good weekend. EPS 10 of a blurred nature background.Hope you’re having a great weekend! I definitely am so far. Just got back from having a late lunch with a bunch of friends. It was filled with laughter, lots of joking, a bunch of teasing, and a horde of innuendos being tossed around. On the up side, I think we’ve found our bi-annual meeting spot of choice. Mainly because we weren’t getting shushed by the staff every time we dared to laugh, or got a little loud. It was a blast and a half to see them all again, and play catch up as well.

In other news, first rounds of edits for my story in the Uniform Fetish Anthology have been completed, and submitted back to my publisher for the second look. They were extremely minimal, and I only had a couple of things I actually needed to fix. Beyond that it was adding in a little more detail on a key point of the story per my editors suggestion. Didn’t take all that long once I figured out where the hell to put it in. Only problem with a short story of this nature, you don’t always have a lot of room for additions. I was relatively smart and kept myself a bit of room when I submitted it originally. Now though with the addition, I’m sitting a little more snugly in the word limit so hopefully there isn’t too much more required on round two otherwise I may need to consider a bit of fat trimming.

Great news to also share is that book 5 of the C&M Security series, Dangerous Pasts, will be out this Wednesday. That’s January 28, 2015 for clarification. I’m waiting on the cover to look over, and approve anxiously, and hopefully I’ll be able to post that up soon as well. For anyone that’s interested I’m also running a contest on my Facebook Group site for 1 of 2 free copies of the book. If you’re interested you can join the group HERE or just enter on the post if you are already a part of the group – I’m only accepting entries on FB. It’s super simple, and a little bit of fun all rolled into one.

Other than that I’m planning to get some writing done this weekend. I’m hoping it will be on book 6 of the C&M series but only if the characters feel like talking. They’ve been quiet of late so I’m rather fearful they have something planned I may not like. I never know with this group what might suddenly pop out of my brain to throw a wild twist into my stories. Things I then need to figure how to get them back out of to get the HEA ending required.

I know for sure I’ll be working a bit on my paranormal story, I’ve had little twinges of ideas of where to take them next. Likely I’ll probably do a bit more on my other still unknown what the hell genre it falls into story. Seriously, I have zero clue where these characters are leading me, but it should be interesting to say the least. They seem to enjoy butting heads, and basically doing everything in their power to annoy the other. Makes it a never ending roller coaster for me as the one writing it, I never seem to know what they next plan to do to the other character.

Well, that’s all the updates I have currently. So I am off to work on whatever WIP comes to me first as needing some more written in. Have a great weekend ~ Moira

Weekend plans made

Weekend mode: ON - inspirational quote.Yup, that’s right, I’ve made my plans. They involve a lot of relaxation, buckets of coffee, and a good bit of writing. Which I really do need to get to since yet again I’ve had another week of nearly nothing in the writing time department. Between work, and a (mainly because I forgot) unexpected outing with relatives for dinner, I’ve been otherwise distracted.

But it is Friday, and I have two glorious days ahead of me where I needn’t do anything more stressful than starting up the laptop, and choosing some mindless TV program to provide a noisy backdrop. Household chores have been mostly completed with only a couple minor things to attend to while coffee is brewing in the morning. Then I can settle down in my big comfy chair, turn on some noise, and get to work. At the moment not a single character is chattering, but with the folks I had to deal with today at work I’m not surprised they are quiet. The fact they haven’t run off screaming is a miracle. I was damn well tempted to run off screaming at no less than three different instances of yet more proof there are people out there who should be banned from ever reproducing.

I really hate having to be an adult someday’s. This whole “responsibility” thing really sucks. I need to find a job where I can taste test I think. I’d be good at it, and I’d enjoy it too I do believe. I love food. I wouldn’t want the sweets/desserts though. I’d truly hate to have to hunt down the person that eventually pushed me over the brink into hating them. Oh! Even better, alcohol tester. I think that would be one hell of a fun gig. As long as you didn’t have to go anywhere right after your day of work. Maybe they have you come in for a couple of days, you get a room and meals provided, do your job, and then stumble home for a few days to dry out before coming back in. Not sure my liver would appreciate me, but I think it could be an interesting addition for the resume at the very least LOL!

And now that I’ve slipped into the silly end of the posting pool I’m going to take that as a sign to sign off for the night. Hope everyone has a great night, and a wonderful weekend. ~ Moira