Saturday, September 30, 2006


Well, the event over at Sweeter Romantic Notions hit a bump in the road. It will be rescheduled for the first part of December. Yahoo is hoarding messages...and in my case, they seem to be losing my messages. So, for all of you that might have received my post about the two contests I was going to'll have to take a raincheck for the first part of December. And, hey, at least we'll have Christmas to talk about then...and I'll be able to talk about my short Christmas Love Story, THE PROMISE. Maybe I'll even be able to have an extra contest or two. We must find our silver lining in this....:)

I also have to send out a big thanks to Lisa Dawn for all of the hard work she puts into planning the events for The Wild Rose Press. A thanks also goes out to the people at The Sweeter Romantic Notions Yahoo Group, for inviting us back for the early part of December. :)

Okay, everyone have a good night!


The Long Thin Veil

Wow...this blog entry will mark my 99th post on blogger. Tres cool.

I have fantastic news to report. My All Hallow's Eve/Samhain Story, THE LONG THIN VEIL has been accepted by The Wild Rose Press. I received the contract yesterday. :) It will be a miniature rose, published in The Faery Rose Line. I'm quite excited about this's packed filled with magic and romance, stay tuned for more details. :)

And, on another note, I will be chatting at Sweeter Romantic Notions Yahoo Group tonight between the hours of 8 pm and 10 pm EST. The Wild Rose Press authors will be featured for the entire day. Carol Ann Earhardt and Paty Jager will also be joining me in the 8-10 pm EST time slot. So, if you're already a member of the group, and if not...follow the link below and join! I hope to see you there. I will be running a couple of contests. That alone should get you there...LOL

And, just because I wanted to...I'm going to repost the cover and blurb of Twilight's Kiss...:)


Friday, September 29, 2006

What's Your Celtic Horoscope?

You Are An Ash Tree

You are vivacious and impulsive, which makes you extremely attractive to many.
Intelligent and demanding, you don't care much for criticism.
You have a ton of ambition and talent, and sometimes money rules your heart.
You like to play with fate, and you can be very egotistical and restless.
Demanding of attention, you need love and a lot of emotional support.

I thought this would be a fun quiz for Friday...


Thursday, September 28, 2006


This new show featuring Skeet Ulrich, Gerald McRaney, and Pamela Reed certainly is one of those 'what ifs' programs. It's not a show that will put you in a happy mood...but it is an eye opener. So far, the writing and the acting has hooked me. Hopefully, this show will last longer than Skeet's last show, Miracles. There hasn't been any biblical references yet, but a town that is facing the kind of grim future that's in store for Jericho...they'll have to rely on some sort of faith to get them through the hard times.

So, what new show or shows are you tuning into this season?


Wednesday, September 27, 2006

How Vain Are You?

You Are 19% Vain

You don't have a vain bone in your body - almost as a matter of principal.
You demand to be judged on who you are, not what you look like.

Here's a fun little quiz for everyone!

The first episode of the seventh season of Gilmore Girls last night was fairly entertaining. Sookie got on my nerves as usual (I apologize to anyone that loves this character) and Luke had a really bad day! YAY! Loved the part where Kirk slammed Taylor's car through Luke's diner! By far that was the best part of the show. Then, we had some pretty sweet moments between Logan and Rory, and Lorelai has finally gotten a clue...she's ditched Luke...let's just hope this sticks and she doesn't go running back to him. :) I think I actually rejoiced at the end when she finally cemented the breakup with Luke by getting him off her telling him the truth...It was great!


Tuesday, September 26, 2006

Sweeter Romantic Notions

I will be chatting at an event at Sweeter Romantic Notions on this coming Saturday, September 30. About 14 authors from The Wild Rose Press will also be there...the day is broken up into 2 hour sessions, for each author...or authors depending on how many are in one time slot. So, clear your time slot is from 8 pm EST to 10 pm'll find the link to the Sweeter Romantic Notions yahoo group in this posting. All communication during the event will be through the yahoo group, through loop mail.

Hope to see you there!

  • Sweeter Romantic Notions

  • Oh, and on another note...the Season Premiere of Gilmore Girls is on tonight...WOO HOO. I can't wait. :)

    Monday, September 25, 2006

    What is Your Life Path Number?

    Your Life Path Number is 3

    Your purpose in life is to express your unique self.

    You are a creative and artistic person with an interesting view on life.
    Witty and outgoing, you enjoy sharing your crazy ideas with anyone who will listen.
    A total social butterfly, you're the life of any party.

    In love, you inspire and enchant your partner. You are often an object of fantasy and desire.

    While you are very talented, you sometimes lack the ambition to put your talents in play.
    And while your wit carries you a long way, you occasionally use it to mask your true feelings.
    Your natural abilities can bring you all the success in the world ... if you let them

    I thought this was an interesting quiz... :) The number three does pop up in my life quite frequently, not to mention the fact that I'm the third child...hmm...I guess I just live a 'charmed' life. LOL

    Okay blog readers, now it's your turn!


    Sunday, September 24, 2006


    Well, as of September 21st, Autumn was officially here. What are your favorite Autumn memories? I guess mine would be apple picking, looking at all of the beautiful colors of the season, and Thanksgiving. Canada celebrates Thanksgiving in October to celebrate the bountiful it's a big event. :)


    Saturday, September 23, 2006

    Ghost Whisperer Part II

    Okay, so the season premiere of Ghost Whisperer last night shocked me. I was hoping to the bitter end that Andrea wouldn't really be dead...that it was a dream...but it appears she really is gone... :( It will be interesting to see what sort of direction the show will take now that Melinda's best friend is dead and has passed on into the light...she's gone where even Melinda can't talk to her anymore.


    Friday, September 22, 2006

    What Type of Beauty Are You?

    You Are a Feminine Beauty!

    You make any guy feel like a man, simply by standing next to him
    You have a classic womanly appeal - and you've got a look for every occasion
    This doesn't mean that you can't kick back in (designer) jeans and sneakers
    You just prefer to be girly and sweet as often as possible

    Okay, here's another quiz to have loads of fun taking...

    The muse is calling to me....


    Thursday, September 21, 2006

    Harry Potter: Which Hogwarts Professor would you be?

    Lupin - Defense Against the Dark Arts

    Harry Potter: Which Hogwarts professor would you be?
    brought to you by Quizilla

    I thought I'd follow the Harry Potter theme from yesterday's post. I turned out to be Remus Lupin...which Hogwarts Professor would you be? Have fun!

    I'm off to write! :)


    Wednesday, September 20, 2006


    gryfindor crest
    You belong in Gryffindor! You are honest loyal,

    brave and true. Not that but your pretty

    smart too! Your in this House along with the

    Weasleys, Harry, Nevile, Fred and George,

    Lavender Brown, Ginny Weasley, Oliver Wood,

    Lee Jordan and Hermione. Your house was

    founded by Godric Gyffindor, and your colors

    are gold and red.....wear them proudly.

    Please rate :)

    Which Hogwarts House Would You be Put in?? *with pics!*
    brought to you by Quizilla

    Okay, I was in the mood for something fun today...which Hogwarts House would you be put in? :)


    Tuesday, September 19, 2006

    Author Interview!

    My friend, Debra Parmley, from my RWA online chapter, RWA Online conducted an author interview with me that she posted on her Make Believe Monday blog entry...check it out!

  • Make Believe Monday with Marly Mathews

  • ~Marly

    Monday, September 18, 2006

    The Promise!

    I've just been offered a contract from The Wild Rose Press for my Christmas Story titled The Promise! It will be released in the Faery Rose Line! I love Christmas, and if you like heartwarming holiday romances, then you'll like The Promise!


    Sunday, September 17, 2006

    Latest Releases from The Wild Rose Press!

    Featured above are the latest releases from The Wild Rose Press. Go and check out the's terrific and I'm sure you'll find something there to whet your reading appetite! :)

  • The Wild Rose Press

  • ~Marly

    Saturday, September 16, 2006

    Love Never Dies-Ghost Whisperer

    I can't wait to see the new season of this show...thank goodness my wait is nearly over, the new season starts September 22...Woo-Hoo!


    Friday, September 15, 2006


    You Are Elektra

    There's really no superhero with more style than you.
    Because who could beat being sexy assasin ninja?


    Thursday, September 14, 2006

    What Color Purple Are You?

    Things have been pretty hectic around I'd thought I'd post another quiz for everyone's enjoyment. Have fun!

    You Are Lavender

    You are a sweet person with a very soft personality.
    People become easily entranced with you. They seem to glow around you.
    You have a quiet energy that can keep you active late into the night.
    Even if you aren't the life of the party, you definitely keep the party going.

    Wednesday, September 13, 2006

    Adrian Paul as Duncan MacLeod

    Adrian Paul as Duncan MacLeod in the Highlander Series and now movies, was another one of my inspirations for my hero Lord Sean Sutherland in Twilight's Kiss. :)


    Tuesday, September 12, 2006

    Stargate Atlantis is Back!

    Season Three of Stargate Atlantis is finally airing up here in Canada on The Movie Network...we had to wait for the new episodes...but at least they're commercial free. :) After months of waiting I was finally able to see the continuation to the cliffhanger season finale of Season Two...only to have No Man's Land end with yes, you guessed it...TO BE CONTINUED. Oh, well, at least the wait is only one opposed to nine months. :)

  • The Movie Network

  • ~Marly

    News Article

    U.S. secretary of state brings message of thanks on 9/11 to Halifax

    Mon Sep 11, 6:47 PM
    By Keith Doucette

    HALIFAX (CP) - U.S. Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice, on the fifth anniversary of the 9-11 terror attacks, travelled to Halifax on Monday to thank Canadians for providing stranded American travellers with "a place for them to be safe in a time of great danger."

    Rice, whose visit reflects the close relationship between the U.S. administration and Prime Minister Stephen Harper's fledgling government, took part in two ceremonies, including one at Halifax International Airport.

    "It's a day to know and remember that there is indeed evil in the world, and that we saw its awful face on that horrible day," Rice said as she stood in front of a massive photo showing dozens of diverted aircraft cramming the airport's runways.

    "But it's also a day to recognize when the worst in human behaviour and in human nature exhibits itself, so does the best in human nature and human behaviour. And that is what we saw here."

    The U.S. secretary of state met with about 100 of the thousands of volunteers, firefighters and police officers who helped an estimated 33,000 travellers who were stranded in Canada when the U.S. closed its airspace after the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks.

    Helen McGaw of Dartmouth, N.S., was among those who helped the disoriented passengers on their arrival in unfamiliar surroundings.

    "They were more confused than they were angry or upset because a lot of them didn't know where they were," she said.

    "They didn't know where Nova Scotia was to start with."

    Rice was joined by Foreign Affairs Minister Peter MacKay, who said at a later ceremony in downtown Halifax that Canada's help is still needed.

    He said the events on 9-11 were directly linked to Canada's decision to send troops to Afghanistan, adding the country's mission there will continue.

    "There can be no neutral position in this struggle with violent fundamentalism," MacKay said as anti-war protesters chanted outside the Maritime Museum of the Atlantic.

    "As a nation devoted to freedom, democracy, human rights and the rule rule of law, Canada is not now neutral, nor have we ever been when these fundamental values have been challenged in the past."

    Rice's visit seemed almost unthinkable a year ago under the former federal Liberal government, which had a frosty, strained relationship with the administration of President George W. Bush.

    Jean Chretien's government refused to take part in the U.S.-led attack on Iraq and Paul Martin rejected Bush's plan for a North American missile defence scheme.

    Since Harper assumed power in January, U.S. politicians have warmed to his free-market approach and his decision to reconsider the missile program.

    Prof. Reginald Stuart of Mount Saint Vincent University in Halifax said Rice's visit signifies the closer ties between the two countries.

    "I see it as keeping the fences mended, keeping things moving along," he said.

    "This . . . would not have happened for the previous (Liberal) government. . . . I think our government is making a clear statement that they have good relations with Washington."

    Rice was to travel Tuesday to Stellarton, a town in MacKay's Nova Scotia riding, where she was to hold talks with the foreign affairs minister and again thank Canada for its help on 9-11.

    More than 21,000 passengers landed in Atlantic Canada after the catastrophic attacks in Washington, New York and a community near Pittsburgh.

    While big airports in cities such as Toronto and Montreal handled relatively few of the grounded flights, more than 100 airplanes landed in Halifax, Moncton, N.B., and in the Newfoundland and Labrador communities of Gander, St. John's, Stephenville, Goose Bay and Deer Lake.

    The Atlantic Canadian cities responded with warmth and generosity. Businesses donated clothing, toothpaste, underwear and prescription drugs, while residents opened their homes and churches, and striking school bus drivers in Gander put down their picket signs to ferry the passengers to and from the airport.

    "The people of America will never forget your skill and your professionalism," Rice told the crowd.

    "They will never forget that you made a place for them to be safe in a time of great danger. But more than anything, they will never forget the compassion and the kindness and the kind words and the love that was exhibited for them that day."

    MacKay, who Rice initially referred to as "Foreign Minister Peter," said he was proud of the way Atlantic Canadians helped their American neighbours.

    "The events of Sept. 11, 2001, are only the most recent chapter in a history of mutual assistance in grave times of desperate need between the citizens of Nova Scotia and our American brothers and sisters," said MacKay, citing the sinking of the Titanic in 1912, the Halifax Explosion in 1917 and the Swissair crash in 1998.

    MacKay took the opportunity to dismiss a recent suggestion by the NDP that Canada should attempt to negotiate with the Taliban and withdraw from Afghanistan.

    "Canada cannot shirk its responsibility and leave the tough jobs to our allies alone," he said. "We must all pay the freight."

    Security was tight outside the museum as the protesters - many with red paint on their hands - waved placards that read: "No to war," "War is terrorism," and "Canadian conscience is not for sale."

    Helicopters circled the harbour and downtown streets were closed during the ceremony, snarling traffic.

    Inside, Rice continued to heap praise on Canada, again recalling how Canadians opened their homes to stranded Americans.

    "All across this country, you and your fellow Canadians greeted your guests with warm hands and comforting words and clean clothes," said Rice, who earlier attended a church service Washington, D.C., and a commemorative ceremony at the White House.

    "You opened your churches, your community centres, your own homes to offer a bed or a blanket, a warm place to stay, no matter how long. You took to your kitchens to prepare meals for thousands of hungry people. And you gave everyone a chance to call and tell their loved ones: 'Not to worry . . . I'm safe, I'm well, I'm in Canada."

    Monday, September 11, 2006

    Earth Angel

    Earth Angel
    With the universe in her wings, Earth Angel gently cradles our precious world, bearing gifts of tranquillity, harmony and peace for all. In her wake she brings an abundance of beautiful flowers and creatures great and small to fill the idyllic countryside. The dove of peace and the rainbow of hope are her constant companions on her flight of creation.

    ~Josephine Wall
  • Josephine Wall

  • I thought this painting Earth Angel and its verse both by Josephine Wall would bring comfort to all of us as we mark and remember this sad day in our current history.


    Sunday, September 10, 2006

    Cyber Celebration at the Wild Rose Press!

    The Wild Rose Press Cyber Party is TONIGHT!!! It will start at 8 pm EST and run until 10 pm EST. To get to the party chat room click on the link below and register with the name you'd like to be known as in the chat room. Hope to see you's going to be a blast. Just a reminder, Wild Rose Press Authors and Editors will be there! There will be doorprizes and giveaways so don't forget to sign the guestbook!

  • Wild Rose Press Cyber Party Celebration

  • ~Marly

    Saturday, September 09, 2006

    Gerard Butler

    Okay for your viewing enjoyment this fine Saturday. :) Gerard was one of my inspirations for my hero in Twilight's Kiss.


    Friday, September 08, 2006

    Wallace & Gromit in The Curse of the Were-Rabbit

    I watched this movie last night. If you love British Humour, the way I do, then this is the movie for you. It's also kid friendly. I really enjoyed, so funny. :)


    Thursday, September 07, 2006

    What Color Flower Are You?

    You Are a Purple Flower

    A purple flower tends to represent success, grace, and elegance.
    At times, you are faithful like a violet.
    And other times, you represent luxury, like a wisteria.
    And more than you wish, you find yourself heartbroken like a lilac.

    Have fun taking this quiz everyone!


    Wednesday, September 06, 2006

    Yorkie Show and Tell

    As many of you know...I have two Yorkies that are full blooded sisters from the same litter. They can be a handful sometimes, but they are a joy. They have a sisterly bond that is so fun to watch. Shylah is the older sister...but she's a bit smaller than Brynna. It's amazing watching them communicate with each other and show each other how to do 'new' things. Brynna has the eyes of an angel...and Shylah does too...though she has an impish glint in hers from time to time. LOL

    Well, a few days ago, Shylah was getting her hair brushed...I say hair because Yorkies have fur that feels just like human hair. It's great for people like me...people with severe allergies. Anyway, Shylah was enjoying her brush on one of our kitchen chairs...I of course was holding her with my one hand, and she never bolts, she just usually lies there and soaks up the attention. Well, Shylah has a very curious nature, she decided that she would try to stick her head through the rails in our wood chair. She has a very small head, so she was able to get her head through the slots quite easily, then...she decided to slide her head up...the slot narrows as you go up the chair...and yes, if you're thinking she got her head would be right.

    While this is happening, and I'm holding her head trying to get her to slide her head back down without hurting her...Brynna is sitting on the floor at my feet looking up at what the hell are you doing? Didn't you know you'd get your head stuck. I was easily able to get Shylah's head unstuck none the worse for wear, though Shylah did have a minute of panic...Brynna asked to get up for her brush...and as soon as she was up on the chair, she made sure Shylah was watching her--she gave her a look like watch me...and she SHOWED Shylah how to slip her head through the slot, slide her head up...and then slide her head back down and out. Then, she grinned at Shylah. Brynna was quite pleased with herself...and since then, Shylah hasn't gotten her head stuck...Brynna's lesson worked. :)


    Tuesday, September 05, 2006

    Josephine Wall's Zodiac Art

    Josephine Wall has added some new art to her website. When I clicked onto the new section I was excited to see that she'd added Zodiac Paintings. They are so cool...well worth the visit. Josephine Wall is an artist with an extraordinary talent...take a moment and go and check out your zodiac sign won't be disappointed!

    Here's the link,

  • Josephine Wall

  • ~Marly

    Monday, September 04, 2006

    Wild Rose Press Holiday Submissions!

    The Wild Rose Press is now open to submissions for the, if you can get into the Thanksgiving or Christmas, or New Years mood...then write that story and send it in! The Deadline for submissions is November 1st. They are also open to stories featuring Hanukah themes or Little Christmas themes. The word count for these short stories is anything under 55K.

    Details can be found by following this link,

  • Holiday Submissions

  • Happy Writing!


    Sunday, September 03, 2006

    Wild Rose Press Cyber Party Celebration!

    Yes, that's right...The Wild Rose Press will be holding its Cyber Party Celebration one week from now! So, mark those calendars and get ready for three hours of chatting fun! Reserve Sunday, September 10 from 8pm until 11 pm EST for some great fun! Come on out and get your questions ready for some of the authors and editors of The Wild Rose Press.

    Follow this link for more details,

  • Cyber Party

  • Here are a few sample covers of the latest releases you'll find at The Wild Rose Press.


    Saturday, September 02, 2006

    Which X-Men Are You?

    I found this quiz on Monica's blog...thanks, Monica! I'm a big fan of the X-Men and Jean aka Pheonix, does have some pretty cool abilities. :) So, the question is to all of the readers of my blog...which X-Men are you? I can't wait to find out!

    You Are Jean Grey

    Although your fate is often unknown, you always seem to survive (even after death).
    Your mind is your greatest weapon, literally!

    Powers: telepathy and telekinesis, the ability to project thoughts into the mind of others, communication with animals

    Friday, September 01, 2006

    Released Today!

    Carol Ann Earhardt's Crimson Rose Novel, titled Hit and Run was released today! Congrats, Carol Ann!

    Holding Fast, A Crimson Rose Novel, By Emma Sanders was released today! Congrats, Emma!

    Visit The Wild Rose Press for more details...

  • The Wild Rose Press

  • You can also check out The Wild Rose Press for these current and coming soon titles!

    Check it out!

    In other news, I watched The Man last night, starring Eugene Levy and Samuel L. Jackson..if you like action adventure comedies, then this one is for you...the comedic banter between Levy and Jackson is hilarious. :)

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