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

    Visit The Artist's Website!

    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!