Sunday, December 11, 2016

Love is ...Linda Mooney and Contest

Love is…Sacrifice

Sacrificing one’s self in one way or another is often considered the ultimate form of love. It’s been written about for ages in both the Bible and literature.

Most people believe the ultimate sacrifice is the giving of one’s own life to save another. But there are times when a person’s sacrifice doesn’t have to be so drastic.

There are times a person will sacrifice their home and sense of security in order to follow their spouse when s/he is transferred to a new location. People often sacrifice obtaining something like food, sleep, or clothing for themselves in order to give to another.

There’s also the sacrifice of denying yourself of everything, even something as simple as a small pleasure, in order to give that time to the one you love. That was my personal sacrifice. For several years I dropped everything to tend to my husband who was dying and in need of a heart transplant.

In my latest book, Their Battle Lord’s Sacrifice, Book 7 of The Battle Lord Saga, the hero, Yulen D’Jacques, is willing to sacrifice everything—his life and his home—for love.

Have you sacrificed something for love? Or know someone who has? Comment below. Since this is book 7 of my Battle Lord Saga, I will pick 7 winners who will have the choice of either an ebook (of any one of my books) or a $5 Amazon gift card!


Their Battle Lord’s Sacrifice
Book 7 of The Battle Lord Saga
A Futuristic/Post-Apocalyptic Romance
By Linda Mooney
Word Count: 62K
$3.99 e
Even though the truce between Mutahs and Normals, established by Battle Lord Yulen D’Jacques and his Battle Lady, Atty, is getting stronger and becoming more widespread, there are still divisions. After surviving the trap that had been set for them at Rocky Gorge, Yulen and Atty must return to Alta Novis to see how their people have fared. But after a brief stop in Wallis, they discover the Bloods have infiltrated both Mutah and Normal fortresses, blending in and biding their time until they receive the signal to attack.
Someone is taking control of the surrounding fortresses and using trained Bloods to get what they want, but Yulen will protect his people at all costs. Aware of the Bloods’ deception, the Battle Lord is left with no other choice but to continue on alone. With their newborn daughter still nursing, Atty must stay behind, but when she senses Yulen is in danger, she will stop at nothing to save him.
However, when it comes to his families’ lives being on the line, Yulen will be forced to make the ultimate sacrifice.
Warning! Contains a self-proclaimed deity, torture, coded messages, unorthodox nursing, nine bells, and a parental love that is greater than anything else in this world.
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Saturday, December 10, 2016

Love is ... with Kali Argent and CONTEST

Hi, everyone!! First, a big thanks to Redz World for having me today!
So, let’s talk about love. One of my husband’s friends asked this very question on Facebook a few weeks ago. “What does love mean to you?” He got a lot of answers like, “Honesty. Loyalty. Sweet.”
While not technically wrong, I have a much different definition. To me, things like honesty and loyalty are personality traits. In other words, these people were describing the type of person they want to fall in love with, which is fine and all. As someone who has been successfully in love for 18 years and married for almost 15, let me just say that it’s not all sunshine, roses, and backrubs.
Love means never having to say you’re sorry.”
Uh, what? Whoever came up with this saying has clearly never been in love. If my husband leaves the toilet seat up and I fall into the freezing water at 2:00 am, I damn sure expect an apology. That doesn’t mean I love him any less. When you love someone, you have no problem apologizing when you’re wrong.
Now, what is love to me? Simple.
Love is easy. I’m not saying relationships don’t take work, or that there aren’t days I want to murder my husband in his sleep. Love, however, takes no work. No matter how mad I am, even when I feel like I’m going to be pissed off forever, I still love my husband. It’s as natural and automatic as breathing. He’s still my number one, and I’ll always have his back, just like I know he’ll always have mine.
Love is belonging. This marriage, this relationship, this is where I’m comfortable. This is where I belong. Even when we’re miles apart for days at a time, I never feel alone. On the other hand, when we’re both home, in our separate offices, doing our separate jobs, and I haven’t talked to him all day, there’s still a sense of peace I get just knowing he’s in the house.
And that’s what loves mean to me. What about you?

Bodyguard Incorporated, Book 1
Now Available for Pre-Order at Amazon!

Rock bottom.
Leaving a toxic relationship and starting over was the hardest thing Phoebe Keller had ever done. Alone, jobless, living out of her car, and completely desperate, she takes a chance on a pipedream—and lands herself right atop the bestseller list. Three years and a handful of bestselling novels later, life is good, and those desolate months are nothing more than a distant memory. Still, not all the glitters is gold.
From the ashes.
Coming home from his third tour in Afghanistan, Rayce Hawkins doesn’t quite know where he fits anymore. He has nothing in common with any of his friends, and when they stop calling, all he feels is relief. He can barely make the rent on his one-bedroom, rodent-infested apartment, and his prospects dwindle more every day. Drowning in self-pity and running out of options, he’s ready to give up when he receives a phone call from an old comrade. With four little words, everything changed.
The devil within.
When Rayce and Phoebe meet at a black-tie event for a local charity, their instant chemistry is undeniable, but not everyone is happy about their new relationship. What started as innocent emails and benign gifts becomes increasingly more violent as a deranged fan stalks Phoebe’s every move.
When Phoebe is taken captive, can Rayce save her in time, or will his whole world be destroyed by the twist he never saw coming?

Now Available for Pre-Order at Amazon!

I’m giving away three (3) ebooks to one lucky winner (reader’s choice)! To be entered to win, all you have to do is answer the following question in the comments below. Winner will be chosen on January 1st.

What is your favorite holiday tradition? 

Love is... with author Ashley Scott and CONTEST

Holiday Blog Redz World
 Love Is…
Love is unsuspected, disguised, until one day when you think you were so distanced from it-it crashes right into you literally like a brick wall. You don’t feel physical pain but emotional. Love is a moment in time when you meet that special someone who changes your life forever. Love is surprising, eccentric-I believe love can occur anywhere. I met my husband in the break room of a grocery store, I’ll admit it wasn’t love at first sight. But as our time together grew, so did our friendship until one day it blossomed into a healthy loving relationship.
Love is always changing. In time it can blossom into stronger relationships, stronger partnerships with your family, friends, and your significant other.
My new adult paranormal has different layers of romance hidden throughout the text in between all the chaos occurring around the main characters. I believe love can help heal deep wounds and can help bind one another together in really stick situations which is why my writing reveals that in the text. In my opinion love is required in anything you do.
In my book Demon Anarchy the main characters are threatened by the existence of demons in New York City. The leading main characters are two female heroines who portray strong personalities to overcome the evil presence of demons in their city with love, persistence, and just sheer luck. Check out the blurb to Demon Anarchy below, enjoy!

Demon Anarchy

The battle for New York has begun. Demons imprisoned for years, sent far from their planet to Earth, have broken their bonds. Among them is a demon queen ready to claim Earth as her own by devouring humans and raising an army. Follow the path of two young women, new recruits of a demon hunting company, in an attempt to stop a war of demons vs humans. Secrets are revealed, trust and honesty run a fine line...will the demon queen take over the city or will the company's new recruits have the courage and knowledge to save it from total destruction?

Enter to win a free e-book of Demon Anarchy. Simply respond in the comments by telling me your favorite weapon of choice against a demon. The winner will be announced January 1st!

About the Author

A resident of Maine, Ashley Scott published her first book titled Demon Anarchy, in the fall of 2016. Planning to dabble into different genres in the near future, she hopes to reach readers far and wide.
Her obsession with writing began in middle school with her daily diaries until high school when she wrote many stories and forced her friends to read her terrible grammar and spelling.

When she's not busy writing or working full time she'll spend time with her cat, dog, and loving husband.

You can follow her on Twitter, Facebook, Goodreads, and her Amazon's Author Page.






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