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[sticky post] Books Entry [Nov. 17th, 2012|11:33 am]
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November 23, 2016



Warning, this book came from rage, so anvilicious you should probably wear a hard hat. Please take advantage of the ability to read the first few chapters before buying.

The war between Aldance and Amnisa has been dragging on for three years, and it is past time Aldance put a stop to it. The Aldench have their chance when they learn that the secret to the Amnisans' endurance is their bokra grounds, a rare soil that enhances the health of soldiers, crops, and livestock. Knowing that stealing these grounds will crush the will of the enemy, the military picks a team to perform that task. Edana Carver, charismatic and brash, has never led an expedition before, but such a simple assignment is the perfect opportunity for her to gain some experience. Manis il Havoc, with the ability to crack locks and get into places she shouldn’t be, is bitter over her recent demotion, but no one doubts her intelligence. Damohn Niles, young and pretty, is a talented medic with something to prove. Frayne, the foreigner, is a wonder on the battlefield and a little too secretive. Together, they were more than capable of striking deep into the heart of Amnisa, taking what they wanted, and destroying anything that got in their way.

Available through all amazons, Barnes&Noble, ibooks, Kobo, and other e-reading companies. Also available at smashwords through all e-readers: https://www.smashwords.com/books/view/684224


October 20, 2015

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Alcina Noatak had grown up knowing she would one day be the High Scribe of Gydnerth, but that day was not supposed to arrive so soon. Responsible for drafting the laws that rule her country, Alcina must navigate intrigue and danger no one could have expected her to anticipate, and one wrong move could blow apart not just her life, but the lives of everyone around her.

Available through smashwords, which can accommodate any e-reader and provide pdf downloads, here https://www.smashwords.com/books/view/586346 and through amazon. I'm providing the US link, but you can get it at any Amazon. http://www.amazon.com/Scribe-Shadows-Book-1-ebook/dp/B016V14S6I/ref=sr_1_2?ie=UTF8&qid=1445342152&sr=8-2&keywords=scribe+in+shadows

Chapter One online: http://moiraj.livejournal.com/391110.html

Chapter Two online: http://moiraj.livejournal.com/391300.html



AVAILABLE APRIL 23, 2015

Catherine is a happy novelist, but a little strapped for cash, so the six-week job at computer software company Create and Conquer is a welcome chance to make some extra money. She meets the CEO, Lance MacCallan, on her very first day. He’s gorgeous, rich, admired by all around him, and a total bully.

But it’s not the attacks on her competence or the threats to fire her that have Catherine rattled. No, it’s when the CEO starts trying to convince her to go out with him that things get really unpleasant.

Available through Smashwords. The book can be downloaded to a variety of e-readers, including kindle, and can be downloaded as a pdf to your computer. $2.99 US. https://www.smashwords.com/books/view/537568

Available through Amazon here: http://www.amazon.com/CEO-Can-Drop-Dead-Romance-ebook/dp/B00WIV6GE8/ref=sr_1_3?s=digital-text&ie=UTF8&qid=1429882909&sr=1-3&keywords=moira+moore

A portion of the author’s royalties is donated to organisations working with survivors of abuse. Currently, the organisation is the Ontario Coalition of Rape Crisis Centres. Please follow the link to see the kind of work they do. http://www.sexualassaultsupport.ca/




Shield Dunleavy Mallorough and Source Shintaro Karish have lived in Flown Raven for five years, protecting its residents from natural disasters and enjoying the lack of interference from both the council of the Triple S and the Emperor. When they are unexpectedly summoned to Shidonee’s Gap by the council, Lee and Taro learn that while they have been living at their isolated post, there have been a lot of changes in the world, changes that will drag them into unimaginable duties and unprecedented danger.

E-versions are available through Smashwords and can be downloaded to a variety of e-readers, including kindle, apple i-pad, personal computers, i-phone, sony, kobo, android, and others. If you don't have an e-reader, you can download it as a pdf file. You have the option of getting it for free or paying if you want. If you choose to pay, you can pick any amount you want. It's here:

https://www.smashwords.com/books/view/262941

You can get it on Amazon for anywhere from 80 cents to 99 cents, depending on the day and time. This is the amazon link:

http://www.amazon.com/Heroes-Reward-ebook/dp/B00BAVQD6S/ref=sr_1_14?ie=UTF8&qid=1360016786&sr=8-14&keywords=moira+j+moore

The list of short stories in the Triple S world is here: http://moiraj.livejournal.com/128007.html
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Heroes Short Story Master List [Oct. 22nd, 2020|10:56 am]
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I've put most of the stories in a single pdf document. If you'd like a copy, send me an email at moirajmoore@yahoo.com

NEW STORY APRIL 8, 2014.


I'm organizing the stories according to the timeline of the world, not in order of my writing them. The link to the most recently added story with be in bold.

SHORT STORIES MASTER LIST:


A bit about the world’s history taken out of book one
http://moiraj.livejournal.com/48737.html#comments

Matching from Taro’s point of view
http://moiraj.livejournal.com/73322.html#cutid1

Tiny little snippet taken out of book one
http://moiraj.livejournal.com/55007.html#cutid1

Taro, early book one
http://moiraj.livejournal.com/123958.html#cutid1

Taro, early book one
http://moiraj.livejournal.com/261293.html

Taro, between book two and three
http://moiraj.livejournal.com/286990.html

Taro, book three
http://moiraj.livejournal.com/288686.html


Aryne: First Day at the Source Academy (during end of book three)
http://moiraj.livejournal.com/125736.html#cutid1

Aryne: Second Day at the Academy (during the end of book three)
http://moiraj.livejournal.com/128920.html#cutid1

Aryne: Five Weeks at the Academy (during end of book three)
http://moiraj.livejournal.com/134724.html#cutid1

Taro: Early in book five
http://moiraj.livejournal.com/130004.html#cutid1

Triple S council, meeting, near the end of book five
http://moiraj.livejournal.com/132757.html#cutid1

Lee, shortly after book six
http://moiraj.livejournal.com/163976.html

Letters to Lee and a story from Tarce's POV, between books six and seven
http://moiraj.livejournal.com/131034.html#cutid1

New One-Off Characters, between books six and seven
http://moiraj.livejournal.com/135972.html

New One-Off Characters, between books six and seven (other new characters
http://moiraj.livejournal.com/152499.html#cutid1

Lee, immediately after book six THIS STORY IS NO LONGER CANON COMPLIANT
http://moiraj.livejournal.com/124898.html#cutid1

Willa Newscomb, Lady Green, shortly after book six.
http://moiraj.livejournal.com/126573.html#cutid1

Decisions Part 1, Lee's POV, shortly after book six
http://moiraj.livejournal.com/156618.html#cutid1

Decisions Part 2, Taro's POV, shortly after book six
http://moiraj.livejournal.com/159387.html

Letter from Mika to Lee about two years after book six
http://moiraj.livejournal.com/125661.html#cutid1

Roshni Radia, Wind Watcher, 3 years after book six
http://moiraj.livejournal.com/127883.html#cutid1

Another Dinner From Hell - scene cut from Heroes' Reward, Lee's POV
http://moiraj.livejournal.com/191568.html
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Stuff [Nov. 29th, 2016|08:01 pm]
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I'm keeping an eye on job sites because, hey, you never know. This one site has a wide range of possible jobs, from working at the university to working at a store. One entry, involving working at a warehouse, jumped out at me because of the annual salary. I used a calculator just to make sure that, yes, the salary was lower than the minimum wage by over $4. In the part of the application where one could, if they wanted, copy and paste their resume, I wrote that I wasn't applying and asked if they were aware that the minimum wage in Ontario was $11.40 an hour. I didn't expect a response, but I got one. They want me to come in for an interview. Clearly, this is a well-run operation.

Trudeau has approved three oil pipes so far. All that rhetoric about cleaning up the environment was garbage. Scribe in Shadows was influenced by Harper's evil. I started the sequel last year but kind of lost steam after Harper got kicked out. Now, here I am, with Trudeau giving me all sorts of motivation. And wouldn't you know it, the sequel I started over a year ago focused on the destruction of the environment. But I won't start it until after I'm done the detective/sci-fi/ubran fantasy thing, which I'll be calling Ottawa 2027.

I have been suffering from poor sleep since I was a teenager, and I have been taking sleeping pills for years. Recently, I had to increase the dose because the former wasn't working, but this alarmed me, and it's definitely not good for the brain. My doctor, who is always continuing her education, gave me a few recommendations. I am passing this along only because it's harmless and I am amazed how well it works for me. After two weeks, I've cut the dose down to a third and I'm optimistic about being able to kick the drug entirely. Believe it or not, it involves listening to Sacral Chakra Tibetan Singing Bowl in D#. Yes, the note is important. It's an hour long, so you must have an hour to dedicate to it as part of your evening schedule. It doesn't put you to sleep so much as prepare your mind and body for sleep, but since the first night, I've fallen asleep minutes within turning it off. And you have to listen with earphones, because there are different sounds for each ear.

I've been telling everyone because this is the best I've been sleeping since I was a kid.

Don't change your doses without your doctor's supervision.


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The Easy Expedition [Nov. 23rd, 2016|01:49 pm]
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The Easy Expedition is available through all amazons, Barnes and Noble, Kobo, ibooks, and so on. It is also available through smashword.com

Warning, this book came from rage, so anvilicious you should probably wear a hard hat. Please take advantage of the ability to read the first few chapters before buying.



The war between Aldance and Amnisa has been dragging on for three years, and it is past time Aldance put a stop to it. The Aldench have their chance when they learn that the secret to the Amnisans' endurance is their bokra grounds, a rare soil that enhances the health of soldiers, crops, and livestock. Knowing that stealing these grounds will crush the will of the enemy, the military picks a team to perform that task. Edana Carver, charismatic and brash, has never led an expedition before, but such a simple assignment is the perfect opportunity for her to gain some experience. Manis il Havoc, with the ability to crack locks and get into places she shouldn’t be, is bitter over her recent demotion, but no one doubts her intelligence. Damohn Niles, young and pretty, is a talented medic with something to prove. Frayne, the foreigner, is a wonder on the battlefield and a little too secretive. Together, they were more than capable of striking deep into the heart of Amnisa, taking what they wanted, and destroying anything that got in their way.
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The Police Detective/Sci-fi-ish/Urban Fantasy Thing [Nov. 19th, 2016|10:59 am]
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So I've done some number crunching.

I have said in the past that I wouldn't again seek to be published by a traditional publishing company because authors get a really raw deal, and my editors demanded changes that forced me to have characters behaving in a manner that contradicted the nature I have given them, or screwed up parts of the plot. However, I am starting a new business, and I can't justify the cost of self-publishing another novel right now, especially as I haven't made back what I spent on my last two books.

But I will not sign a contract with a litigation clause that puts all of the cost of any court action on me while depriving me of any control over how the defense is conducted. That is not negotiable. If I can't get a contract without that clause removed, then I simply won't publish the book at all until I'm in a position to pay the costs. Nor will I sign anything with a non-competition clause, because they have no right to keep me from writing whatever I want whenever I want. I wonder if I can get a clause that gives me some influence over the cover, or that says, "Covers can't be ugly."

I'll keep writing, though, whether I can publish this book or not. Maybe some year I'll publish multiple books, having created a backlog.

I think I have a better chance of getting this book published through a traditional publisher than I had with earlier books. The subject matter might be more appealing to more readers.

Writing for an American company means having to use American spelling again. It had been so nice, in the last few books, to write naturally. Now I have to omit all the u's and the double consonants and whatnot.
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Heroes' Reward Chapters 1, 2, 3 [Nov. 15th, 2016|04:54 pm]
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Chapter OneCollapse )









CHAPTER TWOCollapse )








CHAPTER THREECollapse )
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Writing [Nov. 13th, 2016|01:06 pm]
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About a week ago, I wrote about how much I was enjoying reading what I had wrote, to date, of my detective/sci-fi/urban fantasy thing, and I was, but upon getting to the end of it, I was left thinking, "Uh, now what?" For some reason, I hadn't written the entire outline, which I usually do as part of my process. And I had only a vague idea about where to go next.

And for a week, no ideas came to me, even on my walks, which usually brings ideas to me. I was getting worried, because I've never been blocked for so long. To my relief, once I sat down at my favourite cafe with a big mug of cafe mocha, ideas started flowing, and some of them connected wonderfully with stuff I'd introduced in the beginning with the idea of those characters and concepts being one shot situations.

There is a subplot I may have to ditch, though. If I do, I'll have to figure out how to weave in the important parts while doing without the subplot that introduced those parts.

Fun!
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Writing [Nov. 5th, 2016|12:00 pm]
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This morning I started reading what I've so far written on the detective/urban fantasy/sci-fi book, and I am really liking it. It's great to feel really enthusiastic about something again. It looks like it's going to be significantly shorter than my other books, about 80,000 words, and I've already got nearly half that.
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Writing [Nov. 3rd, 2016|07:25 pm]
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My final typo check for the Easy Expedition is done. Finally. Ugh. I have contacted the woman I have hired to format my books in the past, and am waiting to hear back. I hope she is still doing this work. I haven't contacted her in two years.

I am now left with a choice about what project to do next. I could do the sequel to Expedition, but I feel like I need a rest from that world. I could do the Scribe sequel, I have a good chunk of the first draft done as well as an outline, but given how long it's been since I worked on it, I have to reread the first one, and I don't feel like doing that, either.

So that leaves the detective/urban fantasy/sci-fi like story, which I've also done a lot of work on and have an outline for.
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Stuff [Nov. 1st, 2016|06:02 pm]
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Turns out that my problems with Windows 10 were actually a result of the computer hard drive dying. The computer is eight months old. I took it back to the store and they told me it had to be sent to the manufacturer. I specifically asked when I bought it whether it was serviced in the store, and I was told it was. So I was ticked, both by the defective product and by the lie. The service guy said it could take up to twenty-five days, which I rounded up to 30, but I actually got it within the week. They stripped out software programs which meant I had to download stuff, unless I wanted to pay them to do it. Also, it's extremely slow. I really wish the guy from whom I bought my last computer hadn't retired. He was great.

The pest control people have been here twice and I still have a rat in the ceiling. The first time the guy came, he put bait in a bait box that was already there, so this place obviously has rat issues, though there weren't any there last autumn. When he came back, he found that the rat had pretty much eaten not just the bait but the box, which he said he'd never seen before. Usually I only get "I've never seen that before" when dealing with technology. Anyway, last Friday he put in another box with more bait and the rat is still there. I asked him about the noisemaker that is supposed to drive off rats and he said those tend to drive people crazy. I may get one anyway if this goes on too long.

I'm still watching the Ark Encounter sage - boat-shaped building in Kentucky described as a replica of Noah's Ark - because it's just so sad. The guy who built it keeps making up numbers of visitors - 400,000 in less than three months, for example - while even the people who like it post photos with almost no people in them, and the guy keeps reusing old photos to support his new numbers.

The Court of Appeal of British Columbia has upheld an earlier decision stating that the law society of British Columbia couldn't refuse to accredit Trinity Western University's law school despite that university's discrimination against members of the LGBTQ community. Bah, I'm disheartened by this. http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/british-columbia/trinity-western-law-1.3831024
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