I know it's been awhile since I've updated this site and I apologize
to all who faithfully check. A new reader was kind enough to bring it to my attention so I promised to take some time to do
some news. First, there is sad news to share. In October 2013, Linda Kichline, owner of ImaJinn Books and my publisher,
passed away. Sad time for all of us as well as her family. She was a great lady and certainly a big help to me. Without her,
I never would have been published. RIP Linda.
Good news is that BelleBooks/BelleBridge have taken over ImaJinn
Books and will be releasing my two delayed stories, FOREVER ONE and ONE HEART this year. In the meantime, all of my previous
releases, Winged Victory, Winged Darkness and Pleasure Dome, have come out in the new Kindle format. Yea!
And, Pleasure Dome is being offered at a special price of $2.99 for a limited time. I've been really pleased with how well
it has done. At first, I was hesitant about doing such a sensual book but, from the sales, obviously readers have enjoyed
it. Thank you, kind readers. Perhaps I'll do a sequel. LOL.
Brenda Chin, my new editor from BelleBooks formerly an editor
for Harlequin, has indicated that new covers will be designed for my new releases as well as the old ones. I will update as
soon as I get them. I'm excited but I did really love Pat Lazarus's art work on the covers. Hope the new ones look as good.
Always love a challenge. And, speaking of challenges, stay with me and hopefully, soon, I will have new material for
you soon. Thanks so much. Linda
On April 25, 2009 from 11:30 a.m. until 1:30 p.m., Michelle Harned
(right) of Michelle's Books in Calimesa, CA hosted a book signing of the Pleasure Dome for me. We had a great
time and thank all of you who came by to make my day special. You are the greatest! Thank you to everyone for helping me realize
my dreams. I couldn't have done this without you! And, man, am I ever having fun!
Deborah Baker was again first in line to prepurchase her copy of Pleasure
Dome.(Sorry, but we have to use an old picture of her, since I wasn't on hand when she came in.) Thank you so much,
Deborah, for being such a faithful fan. And, again, thank all of you for helping me realize my dreams!
This is taken at the booksigning. Thanks to Michelle and all who attended and
to those who worked so hard at the signing. We had a super time and sold a lot (Yea!).
Captain Soledad Scott, forced to give up her warship command, seeks
out the services of the Pleasure Dome for the computer matched genes of the perfect father for her new career---as a mother.
She didn't count on Fare or on her worm hole dyslexia that can't distinguish Room 660 from Room 990.
Commander Gabriel Merriweather, half-breed Chakkra and master empath
for the Spacing Guild's Diplomatic Corps, is waiting in the Pleasure Dome's Room 990. He is expecting a sterile
playmate and a few hours of much needed relaxation.
Neither get what they expect---they get so much more.
But can love triumph over prejudice? Can an ex-military captain
who blames the Guild for her forced retirement find love with a Guild diplomat who may be directly responsible for her loss
of command? And can a savage half-breed empath accept fatherhood when all his beliefs demand that he give up his life to bring
peace and to save others?
Released in March, 2009, Pleasure Dome is available through ImaJinn
Books or Amazon.com and Kindle. ISBN 978-1-933417-45-5 See ImaJinnbooks.com for a sneak peek chapter.
|June, 2004, ImaJinn Books
In Winged Victory, Valtar, a male-dominated ancient world filled with winged blood drinkers, faces
extinction. Abilene Brown, a human med-tech, survives a shipwreck only to realize that Traveen, one of Valtar's princes,
has forfeited his life in saving hers. Not only is Abbie driven to find a cure for the Valtaries' decline, she is determined
to rescue Traveen. But is it really love? Or is it his hypnotic eyes and harmonic voice inherent for captivating females
that draw her? Released June, 2004, by ImaJinn Books, Winged Victory is available from imajinnbooks.com or from Amazon
Books and Kindle. You can also get a sneak peek of the first chapter at imajinnbooks. com
|December 2006, ImaJinn Books
In Winged Darkness, the sequel to Winged Victory, the hero, Zurellius,
ruler of Valtar, tormented by an Ancient evil he has unleased in Valtar's ruins, meets a scarred warrior haunted by her
own nightmares. Is she his salvation or his doom? They fight for what they desire; revenge, power and love. Released December
1, 2006 by ImaJinn Books. Winged Darkness is now available from imajinnbooks.com or from Amazon Books and Kindle. Happy reading
to all of my readers. P.S. You can also get a sneak peek of the first chapter at imajinnbooks.com See you
in the ozone.
|Coming Soon, BelleBooks
|New Release 2014 This may have a new cover.
|coming soon, BelleBooks
|New release in 2014, May have a new cover.
|Never really look like this
|Wear glasses, and look messier most of the time.
|David Arthur Richards 1924-2008
|My biggest fan, I miss you, pal.
I lost my biggest fan and one of my best friends on Dec. 22, 2008. For the past fifteen years, Dave has always
been in my corner, cheering me on with encouragement and lively advice. He wanted to be the first to read the Pleasure Dome
and just missed the March 2009 release. He had read the first few chapters in their rough draft though and was quick
to lend me his critique.
Dave's eyes sparkled with mischief, and he nodded with enthusiasm as he told me to 'flesh out' this part or
throw away that in the story of Soledad Scott, a retired battlestar captain who has decided on a new career---as a mother.
The only problem, her worm hole dyslexia takes her to the wrong room on the Pleasure Dome where unknowingly, her sperm donor
is her worst enemy. Is the universe a big enough place for her to hide from him? You can read a sneak peek of Pleasure Dome
on ImaJinn Book's site under new releases.
Any author would be lucky to find such a friend and fan as Dave. Every Friday for the past fifteen years, for as
long as he was able, Dave would join our group of six that terrorized the local restaurants. I'll never forget the dinner
we had after the book signing of my first book, Winged Victory. Everyone had barbequed ribs at Marla's Restaurant that afternoon and
was it ever a messy affair.
I've dedicated the Pleasure Dome to Dave, I know he would have liked it, warts and all. Miss you, pal o' mine.
And to those of you who have such friends or fans, hang on to them and value them dearly. They are worth their weight
in gold and are just as hard to find.
Although I've been writing for years, I wasn't brave enough to submit my stories until 2001. Fortunately, I suffered
only shallow rejection wounds until I found a publisher brave enough to tackle my paranormal imagination. Thank you Linda
Kichline of ImaJinn Books! May you rest in peace, my friend. I will certainly miss you. I have been fortunate to have Brenda
Chin as my new editor from BelleBooks. She is a real peach to work with. As for entertainment,I love reading anything
paranormal. Frank Herbert, Steven King, Dean Koontz, Laurell K. Hamilton, Jacqueline Carey, Diana Gabaldon, Sara Douglass,
Melanie Rawn, Christine Feehan,(the list is too looong!) are among my favorite keepers. Needless to say, my favorite
tv shows are on the SciFi channel. Lost Girl, Being Human and Doctor Who are my current favs. Of course, the best movie
of all time was LOTRs. Yea! But The Hobbit, Gravity and Star Trek are up there, too. Music? Let's just say I'm an old
rocker from the 60's and leave it at that.