Wednesday, March 21, 2007

First Review for Twilight's Kiss from Coffee Time Romance!

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ISBN# 1-60154-007-8
January 2007
Wild Rose Press
280 pages
Rating: 4 cups

Sean Sutherland is a reluctant vampire living in Durness Village in Scotland. Victim of a centuries-old curse that changed him into a vampire, Sean eats rare steak and drinks vials of animal blood in order to survive without feeding on humans. His quiet life is disrupted when romance writer Bridget Sinclair arrives in Durness Village.

Bridget has a secret identity. She is a Huntress of Hell and a half-blood faerie with a lot of power and strength. Bridget was sent to Durness Village to act as its protector — a role that had been held by Sean. When they meet, the attraction is apparent. But can a Huntress of Hell and a vampire overcome their differences and fall in love?

An entertaining cast of supporting characters helps to round out the story. Sean’s niece Grace Sutherland is a tough sidekick for Bridget who saves the day on more than one occasion with her bravery and quick thinking. Father Clancy, the parish priest for over forty years, shares Sean’s secret and provides him with spiritual guidance. A friendship between a priest and a vampire may seem unusual, especially considering the typical vampire’s aversion to religious symbols, but Matthews makes it work.

Unlike some vampire romances, the emphasis here is on the good vampire and his positive qualities rather than on the bad guys. Sure, there are plenty of evil vampires to be defeated, but the battles are minor and not particularly violent. The love scenes are also mild, and although Sean and Bridget become intimate, the action happens behind closed doors. Readers looking for a romantic vampire tale without gore and gratuitous violence will appreciate Twilight’s Kiss. It is a sweet faerie-meets-vampire tale for anyone who enjoys dark, brooding heroes and the butt-kicking women who reluctantly fall for them.

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Special thanks to Maya for the lovely review! The print release date for Twilight's Kiss is quickly approaching! You can get your paperback copy of Twilight's Kiss on April 13, from, .ca and other major booksellers! You can read the review at Coffee Time by following this link,

Twilight's Kiss reviewed at Coffee Time Romance!


Saturday, March 17, 2007

Happy St. Patrick's Day!

Happy St. Patrick's Day everyone!

below are a few Irish blessings and sayings for your day!

May you always have
Walls for the winds
A roof for the rain
Tea beside the fire
Laughter to cheer you
Those you love near you
And all your heart might desire!

May your neighbours respect you
Troubles neglect you
The angels protect you
And heaven accept you

May you have:
A world of wishes at your command
God and his angels close at hand
Friends and family their love impart,
And Irish blessings in your heart

Leprechauns, castles, good luck and laughter
Lullabies, dreams and love ever after
Poems and songs with pipes and drums
A thousand welcomes when anyone comes,
That's the Irish for you!

There's a dear little plant that grows in our isle

'Twas St. Patrick himself sure that sets it
And the sun of his labor with pleasure did smile,
And with dew from his eye often wet it,
It grows through the bog, through the brake through mireland,
And they call it the dear little shamrock of Ireland

May your pockets be heavy and your heart be light
May good luck pursue you each morning and night

Saturday, March 10, 2007

Which Precious Gem Are You?

Since I'm born in May this is also my birthstone. :) I'll be interested to know what results everyone else gets. My result came as a bit of a surprise since one of the color questions, I selected red. LOL Imagine my surprise when the emerald popped out at me. :) I guess it's fitting though, since I do love emeralds.


?? Which Precious Gem Are You ??

! You are most like An Emerald !Caring, giving, - and very emotional. You're the personpeople turn to with a problem. You worry about everybody,and genuinely want to help - a little too much sometimes.As an emerald, you tend to take a more backseat to the othergems, but your inner beauty soon captivates those who takethe time to get to know you.Congratulations ... You're the selfless gem everybody needs as a friend.
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Which of the Greek Gods are You?

I found this on Mel's blog...and thought it would be an interesting quiz to take. So, which of the Greek Gods are You? I turned out to be Aphrodite/Eros...I guess it's all about showing the love...LOL


?? Which Of The Greek Gods Are You ??

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Tuesday, March 06, 2007

Featured Author of The Week!

Candice Gilmer is featuring me as her author of the week over at her blog! Woo-hoo! Many thanks, Candice! Here is the link, Candice Gilmer's Blog


Monday, March 05, 2007

Review for I'll Be Yours from Romance Junkies!

Penniless duke, Mallory St. Martin, has been forced into piracy to save his family’s good name and financial standing in society. Having exhausted all other possible avenues, both legal and illegal, Mallory has finally decided to find a rich heiress to coerce into marriage. Disguised as the infamously renowned terror of the high seas, Captain Rafe Morgan, Mallory has targeted none other than the richest heiress in America as his matrimonial partner, Miss Elizabeth Caulfield. But Mallory has other reasons for choosing Elizabeth as his future wife, not the least of which is the love he’s carried for her through the years. Although she doesn’t remember him, he promises himself that she soon will.

After spending the last fourteen years of her life in England, Elizabeth has finally returned home to her father in Baltimore, Maryland. Almost as soon as she returns, she finds herself kidnapped by a towering, handsome “Adonis” of a man who seems all too familiar to her. En route back to England and still incapable of discerning his true identity, Elizabeth finds herself both captivated and held captive by the mysterious Captain Morgan. Unbeknownst to Elizabeth, however, is that while her situation as the kidnapped heiress soon to be forced into marriage is precarious at best, things can only go from bad to worse as her adventures soar to new extremes aboard a ship manned by pirates sailing perilous waters.

With our lead characters, Elizabeth and Mallory, sharing violent and fiery temperaments, it is hard to miss how the story advances forward on their perpetual waves of intense emotion. Elizabeth and Mallory tend to feed off of and base their reactions on how the other flies off the handle, and it’s that combination of being at incessant odds with one another and their obvious attraction that make this one amusing story.

As a reader, I’ve always enjoyed reading about the camaraderie among men. The Captain’s crew was no different. Fully aware of the Captain’s plans to kidnap and marry Elizabeth, the crew continued, almost in a blasé manner, manning the ship. Watching this set of headstrong and intelligent secondary characters sarcastically provoke one another had me outwardly chuckling at the relentless and witty repartee.

I’LL BE YOURS is a boisterously fun, riddled with serendipitous plot twists, swashbuckling adventure on the high seas. Marly Mathews has not disappointed with this entertaining read.

By Romance Junkies Reviewer: Chris

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Saturday, March 03, 2007

Legacy of The Celtic Brooch Contest at WRP!

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The Wild Rose Press has a cool contest running at their site in honor of The Legacy of The Celtic Brooch series. As I previously mentioned, I will be writing book thirteen in the series, and I will be representing the faery rose line. So, expect some magic in my book. :)

You can follow this link to read the rules of the contest...the winner will be announced in early 2008, and they will win a Celtic Brooch! If you're into Celtic Jewelry, I'd say enter the contest! :)

Here's the link,

Legacy of the Celtic Brooch Series, Contest

I can't believe it's March...I can't wait for spring!