<![CDATA[Stories by Mac Rome - Blog]]>Mon, 23 Nov 2015 16:30:02 -0800Weebly<![CDATA[Bookstore sign]]>Mon, 23 Nov 2015 14:55:34 GMThttp://macrome.weebly.com/blog/bookstore-sign
Found this on the web and thought it worth sharing.
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<![CDATA[Remembering Hedy Lamarr]]>Mon, 09 Nov 2015 10:48:55 GMThttp://macrome.weebly.com/blog/remembering-hedy-lamarrToday, Nov. 9, 2015, would have been Hedy Lamarr's 101st birthday. Today many people know her only as a reference in a running gag in the film "Blazing Saddles," she was once one of Hollywood's top stars — and without her you wouldn't be able to read these words as you are now.

Hedy Lamarr had been a controversial star in Europe before she was brought to the U.S. and became a hugely popular actress in MGM movies. But she also had a brilliant mind, coming up with all sorts of inventions.

During World War II, she co-invented a device to block signal jamming by varying signal frequency. Her intent was that it be used to allow U.S. torpedoes to better find their targets. It was patented, and the patent given to the U.S. Navy. But the Navy dismissed it out of hand, in part because it came from a Hollywood actress.

Technology based on her invention became standard in guidance systems in later decades, and has since been adapted into the communications industry. If you're reading this on wifi or using Bluetooth, you're using technology invented by Hedy Lamarr.

By the way, she was not a fan of "Blazing Saddles." She sued over the film's unauthorized use of her name. The lawsuit was settled out of court.

And she continued working on new inventions right up to when she died.

Today, as you use any wifi device, remember the woman who made it possible on her birthday.
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<![CDATA[5-Star Review of Eve's Thieves]]>Fri, 14 Aug 2015 17:57:21 GMThttp://macrome.weebly.com/blog/5-star-review-of-eves-thievesIn case you missed it, my book Eve's Thieves has gotten a 5-Star review on Amazon.

To read the review, go to http://www.amazon.com/review/RGPALJ0448XR1/ref=cm_cr_dp_title?ie=UTF8&ASIN=B00GSXS1D6&channel=detail-glance&nodeID=133140011&store=digital-text

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<![CDATA[Decisions, decisions]]>Sun, 07 Dec 2014 12:42:02 GMThttp://macrome.weebly.com/blog/decisions-decisionsI'm in a time of transition in my life, and need to make a number of decisions. One of those is where to go with my writing.

My efforts at freelance fiction writing have been, to say the least, mixed. My comic book writing has been so successful that I'm now editing for my publisher there, in addition to writing for them. At the same time, my books have been significantly less successful. Among other things, my comics have been much more successful financially for me than my books.

I have no intention of dropping book writing, but I certainly feel the need to evaluate my priorities, especially in light of the time the editing work for the comics is taking. In a sense I'm at a crossroads, and I have to decide where I'm going.

For now I'm going to idle a bit, in hopes of sorting out my map, so to speak. From there, we'll see what happens.

Thanks for riding with me to this point.



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<![CDATA[Cyber Monday deals on my books]]>Mon, 01 Dec 2014 04:41:43 GMThttp://macrome.weebly.com/blog/cyber-monday-deals-on-my-booksShopping for your holiday reading this Cyber Monday — or over the next couple of days? Stop by Frost Books Group's websites
www.crimsonfrostbooks.com and midnightfrostbooks.com and pick up some really fantastic stories! Between the two sites, all five of my books are on sale, and will be on sale  through Dec. 3, 2014. All will be at least 10% off, and some may be as much as 50% off. If you've been thinking about getting one of my books, this is a great time to do so!]]>
<![CDATA[Giving thanks]]>Thu, 27 Nov 2014 17:30:24 GMThttp://macrome.weebly.com/blog/giving-thanksThanksgiving in the U.S. has come to mean turkey, cranberries, pumpkin pie and football. It's supposed to be about giving thanks.

This year I'm thankful to still be around after a terrible fall in the spring. I'm still hobbled, but I'm still here. And I'm thankful for my family, with all I put them through during my recovery, and those who've prayed for me.

Take time today to thank the people — and, if you're a person of faith, the deity — for all the good in your life — and even for the bad, since it can help you be a better person.


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<![CDATA[My books on sale]]>Fri, 21 Nov 2014 10:22:35 GMThttp://macrome.weebly.com/blog/my-books-on-sale1Shopping for your holiday reading? Stop by Frost Books Group's websites
www.crimsonfrostbooks.com and midnightfrostbooks.com and pick up some really fantastic stories! Between the two sites, all five of my books are on sale, and will be on sale from Nov. 26-Dec. 3, 2014. All will be at least 10% off, and some may be as much as 50% off. If you've been thinking about getting one of my books, this is a great time to do so!
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<![CDATA[Blocked]]>Fri, 07 Nov 2014 18:57:35 GMThttp://macrome.weebly.com/blog/blocked1Fighting writer's block today. I figure it's because I've had an exhausting stretch at the "day job," so I'm just having trouble focusing. It's furstrating since I haven't had a lot of writing days lately, and today is one.

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<![CDATA[Bug-Size Boyfriend meets Amazon]]>Thu, 30 Oct 2014 00:27:12 GMThttp://macrome.weebly.com/blog/bug-size-boyfriend-meets-amazonPicture
I'm updating here as my new book, Bug-Size Boyfriend,becomes available on more sites. It's now available on amazon.com, as well as the Midnight Frost Books site store. And, for a mere 99 cents U.S., you can enjoy this sexy, kinky, fun story!

Here's the blurb:  Deni Casale sees an opportunity to use her research into shrinking to fulfill her boyfriend Eric Trennen’s fantasy to shrink and hers to dominate him. But Eric gets smaller than planned. Can Deni still enjoy the love of a bug-size boyfriend? 

And here's a shrinking scene:
    Deni emerged from the closet looking several inches taller. It wasn’t difficult to see why. She had put on her leather boots, the ones with the three-inch heels. She’d also taken off her lab coat, revealing a leather bustier. Eric realized it must have been what she was wearing under her lab coat earlier. She tossed the coat over a corner of the card table.

    Before Eric could do or say anything, Deni reached back into the closet. Her hand came out holding her cat-o-nine-tails. She raised an eyebrow. “That should be enough time. Let’s have some fun, cutie.” She whipped the cat-o-nine-tails in the air beside her.

    Eric almost gasped. He’d seen Deni like this before, but she still looked so spectacular. The bustier cinched her waist and lifted up her already hefty bust. The leather showed off the glorious shape of her derriere, and those wonderful, lithe legs. And then there were her feet — long for a woman of only five-foot-six, they were magnificent. He loved massaging them and painting her toenails. The only problem with the outfit was that those terrific feet were concealed in shoes.

    Eric looked up at Deni, who smiled in amazement.

    Looked up at her? But Eric was standing, and he had been taller than Deni. “It’s starting. It’s starting!” As he shouted and watched, everything around him seemed to grow. He felt his clothes loosen. Deni appeared to climb higher and higher. He was shrinking, and quickly.

    Eric felt his pants fall off. He stepped out of them and out of his shoes. His size was still dropping, but his shirt stayed on.


To get a copy of Bug-Size Boyfriend, go to http://midnightfrostbooks.com/… or go to  http://www.amazon.com/Bug-Sized-Boyfriend-Mac-Rome-ebook/dp/B00OZ8K6J8/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1414611286&sr=8-1&keywords=bug+sized+boyfriend

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<![CDATA[Bug-Size Boyfriend released]]>Wed, 29 Oct 2014 09:56:58 GMThttp://macrome.weebly.com/blog/bug-size-boyfriend-releasedPicture
I no more than posted the notice that my new book hadn't been released than it came out! (I'd even been checking the websites before I posted, just to be sure, so it was JUST released!)

Here's the blurb:  Deni Casale sees an opportunity to use her research into shrinking to fulfill her boyfriend Eric Trennen’s fantasy to shrink and hers to dominate him. But Eric gets smaller than planned. Can Deni still enjoy the love of a bug-size boyfriend? 

And here's a shrinking scene:
    Deni emerged from the closet looking several inches taller. It wasn’t difficult to see why. She had put on her leather boots, the ones with the three-inch heels. She’d also taken off her lab coat, revealing a leather bustier. Eric realized it must have been what she was wearing under her lab coat earlier. She tossed the coat over a corner of the card table.

    Before Eric could do or say anything, Deni reached back into the closet. Her hand came out holding her cat-o-nine-tails. She raised an eyebrow. “That should be enough time. Let’s have some fun, cutie.” She whipped the cat-o-nine-tails in the air beside her.

    Eric almost gasped. He’d seen Deni like this before, but she still looked so spectacular. The bustier cinched her waist and lifted up her already hefty bust. The leather showed off the glorious shape of her derriere, and those wonderful, lithe legs. And then there were her feet — long for a woman of only five-foot-six, they were magnificent. He loved massaging them and painting her toenails. The only problem with the outfit was that those terrific feet were concealed in shoes.

    Eric looked up at Deni, who smiled in amazement.

    Looked up at her? But Eric was standing, and he had been taller than Deni. “It’s starting. It’s starting!” As he shouted and watched, everything around him seemed to grow. He felt his clothes loosen. Deni appeared to climb higher and higher. He was shrinking, and quickly.

    Eric felt his pants fall off. He stepped out of them and out of his shoes. His size was still dropping, but his shirt stayed on.


To get a copy of Bug-Size Boyfriend, go to http://midnightfrostbooks.com/…

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