Saturday, December 30, 2006

I'll Be Yours!!!

I'm so happy to have my cover for my Historical Romance, I'll Be Yours, coming soon from New Concepts Publishing!

Here's the blurb,

How far would you go to reclaim a love that does not remember you?

Mallory St. Martin will go to the ends of the Earth and beyond. He's a penniless English Duke, turned daring pirate. His exploits are revered throughout the High Seas, and yet, he'd trade everything for one loving embrace with the woman of his heart. Fearing that he will lose his ancestral legacy, he kidnaps Miss Elizabeth Caulfield. She is the woman of his heart, and she's also the richest heiress in all of Christendom.

He seeks only two things, to kidnap her and steal her heart. But to do so, he must ruin her reputation so that she will be forced to marry her or suffer social shame. By marrying Elizabeth, he will gain his true hearts desire, and gain the money in her bank accounts.

Unfortunately, Mallory has met his equal match in Elizabeth. She has molten fire coursing through her veins, and she will not be manipulated. At every turn, she gives him a run for his money, and slowly starts to lose her heart to the sea thief. Elizabeth is a skilled gambler, and Mallory is a skilled seducer.

Neither one will admit defeat. But in this game called love, which will emerge the victor?

Will Elizabeth discover that there is a greater love than that for money, or will her house of cards come tumbling down around her? With Mallory by her side, she'll find out that one true man has the power to sweep her away into a world that dreams are made of.


Saturday, December 23, 2006

Christmas Angels!!!

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Wishing you and yours a safe and blessed Christmas!

Happy Holidays!


The Promise!

Last Monday I held a contest at Fallen Angel Reviews. The winner of the contest received a free copy of my Christmas Love Story, The Promise! Congratulations to Michelle who was the winner of my contest!


Tuesday, December 19, 2006

New Banner!

Yesterday, I found this pretty banner waiting for me in my inbox, from Glass Slipper WebDesign. What a delightful holiday surprise!


Monday, December 18, 2006

Christmas Bells!

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I thought I'd start adding a bit of decoration to my blog...I can't believe it's already December 18! Man, the time has flown by! Is it just me or has most of December gone by in a blur?

Happy Holidays!


Saturday, December 16, 2006

What Christmas Ornament Are You?

You Are an Angel

A truly giving soul, you understand the spirit of Christmas.

Special thanks to Kristen for this quiz! :)


Thursday, December 14, 2006

Website Makeover!!!

My website has been redesigned by Glass Slipper Web Designs! I'm so pleased and excited about the new look! I love it!!! I can't wait to hear what you, the readers of my blog think...please check it out! Feel free to drop me an email!

  • Marly Mathews Website

  • Thanks!


    Wednesday, December 13, 2006

    Josephine Wall Wednesday!

    As most of the readers of my blog know, I love, love Josephine Wall's art. I'm a huge fan. So, thanks to Ellen's suggestion, I'm going to have a Josephine Wall Wednesday whenever I remember to post...LOL

    Here's a nice little slideshow of her breathtaking art for you to savor. :) If you happen to be a sagittarius (I'm a Gemini) you'll spot her zodiac art depicting the archer of Sagittarius. Enjoy!


    Tuesday, December 12, 2006

    Crystal Ball!

    Sometimes, I wish I had a crystal ball. I think life would be so much easier that way...what do you think?


    Sunday, December 10, 2006


    This movie is a great heartwarming film for the holidays. Pierce Brosnan does a great acting job in this film, and I think it's one of my favorite films of his. :) I highly recommend's certainly on my keeper shelf.

    Here's the official site to learn more about Evelyn,

  • Evelyn-The Movie Official Website

  • ~Marly

    Saturday, December 09, 2006

    Snow Angels!

    Ava Carrolton has decided to make her own fate this holiday season. Tired of being alone and hoping to find love, she finally agrees to date the dashing and persistent owner of the department store where she works. Who wouldn’t enjoy spending time with a man who looks like a GQ model? But, she has one misgiving. She doesn’t feel The Spark with Mr. Debonair, so how is she to know if he’s The One?
    When Ava literally bumps into Noah Shepard, every girl’s definition of The Boy Next Door, they form an unlikely friendship. As they bond, Noah seems to transform through Ava’s eyes. His thick frame glasses and shy stutters fade away, while a knight in shining armor emerges. Will Ava choose excitement and security with the handsome store owner, or a lifetime of making snow angels with a man who’s anything but ordinary?

    Snow Angels, by my friend Ellen Peters was released yesterday. Sorry, Ellen, I think I had a brain freeze yesterday...I should have blogged about this like yesterday...:) So, here it is. I've already bought my copy, now it's your turn.

    Go here to buy it!

  • The Wild Rose Press

  • ~Marly

    Friday, December 08, 2006

    Winter Wonderland

    I thought the above slideshow of Josephine Wall art was fitting for today, since I'm literally in a Winter Wonderland right now. Everything is covered in looks like a marshmallow explosion outside. The snow is almost covering the fence around our yard. Eye popping, I tell you.

    Oh, and on another note, it seems my two Yorkie Girls have good taste...they too like Johnny Depp. How do I know? Shylah barked at me when I put Pirates on if to say, hey, play it! And, when he comes on the screen if she's in anothe room, she boots it just to see him...Funny. :) I guess you can say she has a bad case of puppy love...LOL


    Thursday, December 07, 2006

    What Christmas Carol Are You?

    Your Christmas Song Is

    Rudolph The Red-Nosed Reindeer

    Rudolph, the red-nosed reindeer
    Had a very shiny nose.
    And if you ever saw him,
    You would even say it glows.

    For you, Christmas is a mix of tradition and fun.
    You're not above strapping on a red blinking nose for a laugh

    Well, at least I'll never be lost in the dark... :)


    Wednesday, December 06, 2006


    Tuesday was a very good day! LOL


    What Kind Of Intelligence Do You Have?

    Your Dominant Intelligence is Linguistic Intelligence

    You are excellent with words and language. You explain yourself well.
    An elegant speaker, you can converse well with anyone on the fly.
    You are also good at remembering information and convicing someone of your point of view.
    A master of creative phrasing and unique words, you enjoy expanding your vocabulary.

    You would make a fantastic poet, journalist, writer, teacher, lawyer, politician, or translator.

    I thought this was an interesting quiz...I guess I'm in the right profession. LOL :)


    Monday, December 04, 2006

    And the winner is....

    Emma Sanders! Most of my readers are probably blinking their eyes right now, going winner of what? Well, on Saturday I was at The Sweeter Romantic Notions yahoo loop, promoting my latest releases with The Wild Rose Press. At the end of my time there, I held a contest to win a free download of my Christmas Love Story, The Promise! Emma, I hope you enjoy this holdiay tale!


    Friday, December 01, 2006

    The Promise!

    The Promise
    Faery Miniature Rose
    Marly Mathews

    Holly St. Christian is a woman with no real place in the world. Her parents were killed in an accident when she was still a child, and her aunt died almost one year ago. She’s looking forward to a sad Christmas, she’ll be spending it alone…or so she thinks.

    Nathanial Richardson is an intelligent wealthy businessman. He isn’t expecting to find love during the Christmas Holidays, but when Holly blows into his life all bets are off.

    Can a matchmaking ghost bring these two together? Christmas is the best time for miracles, so it’s worth a try. Holly and Nathanial are linked in more ways than one. By falling in love they’ll fulfill a promise never kept, and they’ll finally put a wandering spirit at rest—perhaps, the ghost will even be given his angel wings.

    Today is the day! The Promise will be available for purchase today! If you love Christmas love stories, this story is for you! So, if you're interested, don't delay, get your copy today by following this link,
  • The Wild Rose Press
  • :)

    I had so much fun writing this's poignant yet, it has enough humour in it to lighten up the dramatic parts. I hope everyone that reads it feels the Christmas spirit in it. :)

    Thursday, November 30, 2006

    Holiday Tag!

    Holiday Tag!

    I was tagged by
  • Ellen
  • for a holiday quiz. Thanks, Ellen!

    1. Egg Nog or Hot Chocolate? Hot chocolate—no question. Egg nog, eww…

    2. Does Santa wrap presents or just sit them under the tree? Unwrapped, under or near the tree

    3. Colored lights on tree/house or white? Coloured.

    4. Do you hang mistletoe? Sure. It’s always funny to see who gets caught underneath it…

    5. When do you put your decorations up? When the house elf gets around to it.

    6. What is your favorite holiday dish? Anything made by mom.

    7. Favorite Holiday memory as a child? I have too many to pick just one.

    8. When and how did you learn the truth about Santa? Wait…he doesn’t exist? Don't tell him that...

    9. Do you open a gift on Christmas Eve? Sometimes.

    10. How do you decorate your Christmas Tree? We have a lot of Christmas decorations that we’ve collected over the years…it’s a challenge making them all fit. But seriously, we have some really beautiful ornaments…don’t forget to hang your ornament with your name! Decorating the tree isn’t an easy job but it can be fun…and untangling the hooks…make yourself scarce! And, don’t get me started on the lights…can we say National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation…

    11. Snow! Love it or Dread it? I like to look at it…when it’s all fresh white and fluffy. Nothing quite like a true white Christmas. I don’t like driving in it, shoveling it is hell, walking through it…well, that’s an art…don’t fall on your ass, nothing like hidden ice under a patch of snow. And, then January comes along, and the novelty wears off.

    12. Can you ice skate? Yes, but I'm way out of practice.

    13. Do you remember your favorite gift? I liked all of the gifts I received…what can I say, I’m easy to please.

    14. What’s the most important thing about the Holidays for you? Family.

    15. What is your favorite Holiday Dessert? Do I have to pick just one? I’ll go with homemade Chocolate cake.

    16. What is your favorite holiday tradition? Watching Christmas movies.

    17. What tops your tree? An angel.

    18. Which do you prefer giving or receiving? Giving.

    19. What is your favorite Christmas Song? That’s a tough question…I love Christmas songs, both religious and non-religious.

    20. Candy Canes! Yuck or Yum? They’re okay…but not my favourite.

    Okay, I guess I’ll tag
  • Kally Jo
  • and
  • Jolie
  • Have fun, ladies, because you’re it!

    Wednesday, November 29, 2006

    Josephine Wall

    Sometimes you just need a little Josephine Wall. :) Enjoy!


    Tuesday, November 28, 2006

    Faery Rosy

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    Have a faery rosy tuesday!


    Monday, November 27, 2006


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    I hope your Monday is a rosy one!


    Friday, November 24, 2006

    Release Date For The Promise!

    I've been given the release date for my Christmas Miniature Faery Rose short story titled The Promise! Woo-Hoo! So mark your calendars, the release date is DECEMBER 1st!

    Here's the blurb for The Promise and it will be available at The Wild Rose Press!

    The Promise
    Faery Miniature Rose
    Marly Mathews

    Holly St. Christian is a woman with no real place in the world. Her parents were killed in an accident when she was still a child, and her aunt died almost one year ago. She’s looking forward to a sad Christmas, she’ll be spending it alone…or so she thinks.

    Nathanial Richardson is an intelligent wealthy businessman. He isn’t expecting to find love during the Christmas Holidays, but when Holly blows into his life all bets are off.

    Can a matchmaking ghost bring these two together? Christmas is the best time for miracles, so it’s worth a try. Holly and Nathanial are linked in more ways than one. By falling in love they’ll fulfill a promise never kept, and they’ll finally put a wandering spirit at rest—perhaps, the ghost will even be given his angel wings.

    Available December 1st at The Wild Rose Press!

  • The Wild Rose Press

  • ~Marly

    Wednesday, November 22, 2006

    Happy Thanksgiving!

    To all of my American friends, may you have a blessed Thanksgiving!

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    Tuesday, November 21, 2006

    Monday, November 20, 2006


    Visit The Artist's Website!

    I was browsing through some art on a break from writing and I found this hauntingly romantic portrait by David Penfound. Enjoy!


    Tuesday, November 14, 2006

    The Long Thin Veil-A Review!

    Here's a review posted by Diana Castilleja posted on her blog, The Review Nook..
  • The Review Nook

  • THE LONG THIN VEIL... Marly Mathews

    The Long Thin Veil is a sweet story of promises made and bargains kept. Megan MacLeod is a witch, just...not a very good one. She's made mistakes. She knows she's not the most powerful witch in her family, but when she has to beg a favor from the King of Faeries, she ends up with a bargain even she can't escape. She has no idea that the bargain would seal her forever to her fate, binding her for eternity with the King.

    Marly Mathews has put a sweet touch in this story, allowing an otherworldly trip on the night of All Hallow's Eve, with the beauty of the night and warmth of newly discovered feelings giving the reader a nice escape.

    Rating :: 4 ROSES

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    Book information :
    Publisher - The Wild Rose Press/2006
    Romance E-Book
    Length - Sweetheart Rose
    Heat - Sweet

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    and you can buy The Long Thin Veil by following this link, it is now on sale!

  • The Long Thin Veil by Marly Mathews

  • ~Marly

    Sunday, November 12, 2006

    No Neutral Ground!

    No Neutral Ground is available today at New Concepts Publishing! Congratulations, Kally Jo!

    You can learn more by visiting these links!

  • Kally Jo Surbeck

  • New Concepts Publishing

  • Have a great Sunday, everyone!


    Tuesday, November 07, 2006

    Lest We Forget

    In Flanders Fields

    John McCrae

    In Flanders fields the poppies blow
    Between the crosses, row on row,
    That mark our place; and in the sky
    The larks, still bravely singing, fly
    Scarce heard amid the guns below.

    We are the Dead. Short days ago
    We lived, felt dawn, saw sunset glow,
    Loved, and were loved, and now we lie
    In Flanders Fields.

    Take up our quarrel with the foe:
    To you from failing hands we throw
    The torch; be yours to hold it high.
    If ye break faith with us who die
    We shall not sleep, though poppies grow
    In Flanders Fields.

    This week marks Remembrance Week up here in Canada. Remembrance Day is November 11. Canada, The Countries of the British Commonwealth and The United States view the poppy as the recognized symbol for their war dead. So, take a moment out of your daily lives this week to simply, remember.


    Sunday, November 05, 2006

    What Type of Writer Should You Be?

    You Should Be a Romance Novelist

    You see the world as it should be, and this goes double for all matters of the heart.
    You can find the romance in any situation, and you would make a talented romance story writer...
    And while you may be a traditional romantic, you're just as likely to be drawn to quirky or dark love stories.
    As long as it deals with infatuation, heartbreak, and soulmates - you could write it.

    This was a really fun quiz...and I guess in my case it hit the nail right on the head. :)


    Thursday, November 02, 2006

    One More Time!

    One More Time by Claire Cross will be released on Monday! Yay! So go and check it out!...:) Claire's a fellow RWA Online chapter mate of mine...and she's also a fellow Canadian. :) You can read more about her books by following this link,

  • Claire Cross

  • And here's a little slideshow of some of her other books, keep an eye out for you guessed it, One More Time in that slideshow!


    Tuesday, October 31, 2006

    Happy Halloween!

    Happy Halloween and Happy All Hallow's Eve!

    Hope you have a great day filled with lots of treats and maybe a trick or two! :)


    Monday, October 30, 2006

    The Long Thin Veil and The Story Board

    On Friday, The Wild Rose Press Authors were invited to spend a day at The Story Board Group. I had a lot of fun there, and I of course held a contest. :) I've drawn the winner for that contest and drum roll please, the winner is...Jackie Wisherd! Jackie you've won a free download of The Long Thin Veil...I hope you enjoy reading it!

    Now, is everyone getting into the Halloween mood? I won't be dressing up this year but here's a picture I just found on the web of one of the costumes I wore when I was a kid..

    I wore this costume to a Halloween went over really well, until the end of the night when the attendees decided to pop me...seriously! LOL I fit in well since my friends dressed up as a sandwich, a block of cheese and a pickle...I was dessert!

    Does anyone else have any other funny Halloween costume stories to tell?


    Sunday, October 29, 2006

    We Have A Winner!

    The winner of the free download of my All Hallow's Eve Short story, The Long Thin Veil, is Liz! Liz please email me at so I can get your copy of The Long Thin Veil out to you!

    Thanks to everyone who answered the contest question and entered. :)


    Wednesday, October 25, 2006

    The Long Thin Veil-Contest!

    Since Halloween is quickly approaching, I thought I'd mark the occasion by holding an All Hallow's Eve themed contest. Enter my contest, and the winner that's drawn will win a free download of my All Hallow's Eve story, The Long Thin Veil. If you love faeries, witches and magic then this story will be the one for you! The winner will be drawn and announced here on my blog on Sunday, October 29th. Deadline for entries is Saturday at Midnight...otherwise known as The Witching Hour. :)

    The answer for the contest question can be found on my Author Page at The Wild Rose Press!

  • Author Page for Marly Mathews

  • Here's the question you need to answer:

    In Twilight's Kiss, what will bring the dawn back into Sean's world?

    Leave your answer here on the comments section or you can email me your answer at

    Good luck!

    Monday, October 23, 2006

    Halloween Releases From The Wild Rose Press

    And for a real Halloween themed twist,

    Go and check the above titles out won't regret it!


    Sunday, October 22, 2006

    What Does Your Birth Month Mean?

    Your Birth Month is May

    Unique and creative, you seek your own path in life.
    You love change and are able to adapt to any situation.

    Your soul reflects: Sweetness, joy, and a complete life.

    Your gemstone: Emerald

    Your flower: Lily of the Valley

    Your colors: Yellow, red, and green

    I thought this quiz was pretty cool for a day like today! Here are some true facts about me that this quiz revealed, my favorite flower is Lily of the Valley, I love Emeralds, and when I was little yellow was my favorite color, and I've always liked red and green...they are Christmas colors after all!


    Tuesday, October 17, 2006

    A few more puppy pics....

    Well, I couldn't help myself. I found two more cute photos of Shylah and Brynna...


    Saturday, October 14, 2006

    Cover for The Promise!

    Great news, everyone. I just received the cover for my Faery Rose Miniature Rose Christmas Love Story, titled The Promise! I think it looks fantastic! Woo-Hoo!


    Friday, October 13, 2006

    Puppy pictures at six months!

    Here are Brynna and Shylah at six months. In case you don't know, Shylah and Brynna are my two Yorkshire Terriers. They are full blooded sisters from the same litter. :)