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

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


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:


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:


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]

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


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.


A bit about the world’s history taken out of book one

Matching from Taro’s point of view

Tiny little snippet taken out of book one

Taro, early book one

Taro, early book one

Taro, between book two and three

Taro, book three

Aryne: First Day at the Source Academy (during end of book three)

Aryne: Second Day at the Academy (during the end of book three)

Aryne: Five Weeks at the Academy (during end of book three)

Taro: Early in book five

Triple S council, meeting, near the end of book five

Lee, shortly after book six

Letters to Lee and a story from Tarce's POV, between books six and seven

New One-Off Characters, between books six and seven

New One-Off Characters, between books six and seven (other new characters

Lee, immediately after book six THIS STORY IS NO LONGER CANON COMPLIANT

Willa Newscomb, Lady Green, shortly after book six.

Decisions Part 1, Lee's POV, shortly after book six

Decisions Part 2, Taro's POV, shortly after book six

Letter from Mika to Lee about two years after book six

Roshni Radia, Wind Watcher, 3 years after book six

Another Dinner From Hell - scene cut from Heroes' Reward, Lee's POV
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(no subject) [Apr. 20th, 2017|09:19 pm]
I'm not involved with any fantasy/sci-fi conventions, but I follow enough writers on Facebook that I'm aware not only of the existence of cons, but the frequency with which cons try to avoid dealing with the predators in their midst because they'd rather have the predators on their panels than create a safe environment for everyone. And do you know what I see every single time? "We're volunteers." And I say, so what? That is no defense for the failure to do the job properly. Every volunteer position I've ever had involved sessions in which I learned my duties and responsibilities, and sanctions for breaching either. My last one, I had to sign a confidentiality agreement. Now, I doubt anything serious would happen to me if I breached that agreement, but it would be a scummy thing to do, and at the very least I'd be kicked out for it.

If you're not going to do the job, don't volunteer.

I recognize that many volunteers in a con don't have any involvement with controlling who is or isn't part of the panels or other significant roles, my comment involves those who do.
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Wow. Long time posting [Apr. 17th, 2017|12:35 pm]
I've been busy in areas other than writing. New jobs, new people, new courses, and taking advantage of the unusually warm weather. (While worrying about climate change.) I decided to spend a bunch of time researching something for the hell of it, and I'm contemplating writing a book about what I'm researching. This is because no one else has, at least no one that I can find, and it's a subject that will probably be of growing interest. I think the master's degree might be good enough as a credential for a publisher.

This means my work on the detective/urban fantasy/sci-fi-ish thing has been put on the back burner. I have to confess, my interest in it ebbs and flows, and I think it might be my new Easy Expedition. That took me five years to write, in the sense that I started it in 2011 and published it in 2016, because my attention was grabbed by other stories and going back to school sucked up all of my time and focus. I'm not giving up on it, I'll finish it eventually. Maybe I'll be in the position to publish it once it's done.
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New Terms of Service for Livejournal [Apr. 5th, 2017|12:38 pm]
I pressed "agree" without reading the new terms. Turns out there's some dodgy stuff in them. Also, the "official" version is in Russian, and any conflict between the English and the Russian version will be determined according to the Russian version.

This is the link to the new terms of service. http://www.livejournal.com/legal/tos-en.bml

Stuff I don't like:

By posting Content, User shall:
Guarantee to the Administration that Content and terms of its appearance on the Service meets all the requirements of the applicable laws, that User has received all rights and permits necessary to post such a Content; -The applicable laws are Russian laws. If you post something that violates their "What's free speech?" laws, your account can be suspended.

The User may not:
- mislead Users as to his/her identity and relationships with other individuals

-post advertising and/or political solicitation materials unless otherwise directly specified in a separate agreement between User and the Administration;

- perform any other actions contradictory to the laws of the Russian Federation and/or any other applicable laws, including those applicable in the jurisdiction of User’s residence.

- User shall be liable for breaching the terms and conditions hereof, including the requirements to Registration and Content posting, as well as for violation of applicable laws committed by User, including the laws of the Russian Federation and the laws of User’s residence; Aside from losing the account, are there other sanctions?

Once I figure out to move the book information to dreamwidth, I will be purging or whatever this account. It's probably overkill, but why chance it?

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School Stuff [Mar. 15th, 2017|04:27 pm]
Ok, it's months since I got my degree, but I put my thesis up on research gate, as one does, and five people have started it. I have no way of knowing whether they finished it, but I get a little thrill that they thought the title and abstract interesting enough to read on. 5 is probably a sad, low number, but I didn't expect anyone to read it. It's not exactly a subject of great interest.
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Things I Won't Do to My Characters, Either [Mar. 12th, 2017|02:24 pm]
This is a post written by Seanan McGuire in 2012, called Things I Won't Do to My Characters, Ever. She was prompted to write this post by someone asking her "when" her female protagonists would "finally" be raped. When she said never, she was told leaving rape out of her fantasy/sci-fi story was unrealistic.


So these people can accept spaceships, but women who are never raped? That's too far beyond the ability to suspend belief.

My protagonists will never be raped, nor will regular members of the cast. In my detective/urban fantasy thing, there are characters, not protagonists, who have been raped in the past, but it has nothing to do with them being punished for being female characters or as a cheap means of increasing drama, nor does the story delve into the emotional and other impacts of being raped. It is entirely about the legal aspect of rape, and how our legal system viciously assaults victims from the time of the report to the dismissal of the charges in the courtroom. That aspect of the plot, unfortunately, has nothing to do with fantasy. It's not, unfortunately, unrealistic.
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Pretty Flowers [Feb. 26th, 2017|10:38 pm]

The Netherlands designed a tulip for us to celebrate Canada's 150th anniversary. It's designed to look like the Canadian flag, and it's gorgeous.


I just wonder what a country so much older than us thinks of us getting so excited about 150 years.
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Ticked off [Feb. 26th, 2017|01:53 pm]
It infuriates me when people put online information about me without checking with me first. I deliberately don't put the name of my city online, and that includes not referring to big events. I don't put my picture online because I don't want to. Yet a person who keeps her own location to herself mentioned mine in a post. A guy who knew me in junior high took my photo off my law firm's website and spread it all over the place without even telling me. It wasn't until I expressed how ticked off I was on Facebook that I learned who did it, and he protested that he was doing it as a favour, to help my sales or whatever. Don't do favours for people without checking that they want that favour done. If he's ever put a picture of himself online, I've never seen it. I can ask people to take this stuff down, but my picture is still out there, it pops up when someone googles my name. It's also years out of date. If anyone meets me in person, they'll think I put that inaccurate picture up to fool people, like someone on a dating site trying to lure in people by using an old picture.

It's genuinely baffling to me. If someone is careful not to put their own information online, why in the world do they think it's ok to put someone else's personal information online?

I will never stop being pissed off about that picture.
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Trinity Western University Update [Feb. 24th, 2017|07:55 pm]

Finally, it has been announced that the Supreme Court of Canada will hear the appeals concerning whether law societies can be forced to accredit Trinity Western University's potential law school despite the university's discriminatory practices. I will be reading as many court documents as I can find. I imagine there will be a ton of intervenors.

The nature of the case is interesting. The BC law society lost at both court levels while the Ontario law society won. They operate with different statutes. The BC law society says the university's practices violate the equality rights of a bunch of different people, while the Ontario society focused only on members of the LGBTQ community. I anticipate that the Supreme Court decision will be very long.
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