Monday, March 31, 2008

NCP Spring Scavenger Hunt!

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In celebration of spring and to show our appreciation for our readers, New Concepts authors are holding a Spring Scavenger Hunt exclusively for members of the New Concepts Readers and Authors Yahoo group.

Not a member of the group? Just click here to join:

Perks of membership include advance excerpts, members only contests, announcement of new titles, and one-on-one contact with authors.

The details of the Spring Scavenger Hunt will be announced April 1st on the NCP Readers and Authors group. The last date for entry is April 30th. There will be FIVE fabulous prize packages awarded. Each package will contain numerous goodies, including several NCP books. Please come and join in the fun!

Friday, March 28, 2008

Deanna Durbin-It Started with Eve!

Here's a clip from one of my favorite Deanna Durbin films, It Started with Eve! I love Deanna Durbin films, her haunting voice always sweeps you away. Enjoy!


Raven Chat Tonight!


Join me from 9 PM to 11 PM EST tonight in the Raven Chat Room for my author chat! Drop by and ask me questions, and we'll talk about my books!


Thursday, March 27, 2008

Happy Birthday!

I can't believe our Yorkie Girls are two years old today! May they have many more birthdays!


Tuesday, March 25, 2008

Music for the Soul

I'm still writing away on my latest futuristic fantasy, so here's a video of Loreena McKennitt's The Lady of Shalott. Beautiful music to write to.
Have a great Tuesday, everyone!


Sunday, March 23, 2008

Happy Easter!

Happy Easter Everyone! I hope you all have a blessed holiday!
Just for fun I'm including another short video of Father Ted! Rabbits!


Thursday, March 20, 2008

Father Ted-Speed

I'm still deep in writing mode so here's another video..this one will give you a good laugh. Hopefully. :)
Here is Father Ted and Dougal doing their interpretation of Speed.


Wednesday, March 19, 2008

North and South!

Here's a video I found on You Tube from the screen adaptation of Elizabeth Gaskell's North and South, detailing the difference of life between South England and North England during the Victorian Era. It's one fine production! The romance will sweep you away! Richard Armitage as John Thornton is just so hero worthy! *sigh*


Tuesday, March 18, 2008

Author Feature at The Raven Happy Hour Blog!

PhotobucketMy author feature for Doorway to the Stars is up on The Raven Happy Hour blog! Go on over there and comment, and you'll be entered into winning a download of one of my available ebooks and a pair of sterling silver gemstone earrings!
Here's the link!
  • My Author Feature at the Raven Blog!

  • The contest will remain open for a month!

    Have a great day!


    Monday, March 17, 2008

    Happy St. Patrick's Day!


    I hope you all have a blessed St. Patrick's Day!


    Sunday, March 16, 2008

    Another great review for Doorway to the Stars!

    And the fantastic reviews keep rolling in...
    Kathy from Kathy's Review Corner has given Doorway to the Stars a glowing review! She even said she'd loved to revisit the world in Doorway to the Stars! Whoo-Hoo!
    Here's a snippet of her fantastic review and the link to the full review! Thank you so much, Kathy! 
    Doorway to the Stars was an enjoyable read with a fascinating setting that I want to visit again. I loved learning about the Gaian world, culture, and their idiosyncrasies. The romance between Aries and Freya was a pleasure to watch unfold. Freya might not be able to resist the bond between them, but she had no qualms in expressing her desire to protect the people of Earth. I enjoyed this universe that Ms Mathews has created, and would be very pleased if she were to return there again - I would follow.
    ~Kathy from Kathy's Review Corner

  • Doorway to the Stars review at Kathy's review corner!

  • I'm off to write some more of my current project! Have a magical Sunday everyone!


    Saturday, March 15, 2008

    SRR Reviews Doorway to the Stars!

    I just found the review that Simply Romance Reviews gave to my futuristic novella, Doorway to the Stars! Thank you Melissa for the fantastic review! She gave it an A!

    Here's a snippet of the review and the link to take you to the full review!
    Freya Kirkland has the soul of a fighter, always trying to do the right thing. Aries D’Halen might have gone about procuring his wife in the wrong way, but it is easy to see that he has deep feelings for her early in the relationship. The gradual change in Freya makes you want to cheer for Aries as he slowly, persistently works to get her to trust him and eventually love him. Marley Matthews went the right way in working these two star-crossed lovers together. Details that are normally overlooked are fit into place like pieces of a puzzle. Though it might be a short story, there is nothing lacking from the characters to the colorful planet of Gaian. And the hunk of the story- six foot six—now that’s my kind of man!
    ~Melissa, Simply Romance Reviews

  • SRR Review of Doorway to the Stars!

  • ~Marly

    Friday, March 14, 2008

    Featured Author Day at The Raven Reader Yahoo Group!

    Hey Everyone!
    It's my featured author day over at The Raven Reader Yahoo Group! So if you have time, please drop by and say hi!
    I'll be sharing some blurbs and excerpts and holding a contest!
  • The Raven Reader Yahoo Group!

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    Thursday, March 13, 2008

    Two Recent Review for Doorway to the Stars!

    Hey All,

    Just wanted to say that I've received two recent reviews for Doorway to the Stars! A big thank you goes out to Cindy at Coffee Time Romance and to Snapdragon at The Long and The Short of It!

    Here's a snippet of each review with the accompanying link to it on the review site!
    PhotobucketThe main characters are likeable and believable. The rooting factor for Freya and Aries is there and their chemistry will have you reaching for a cold drink. Aries is a hero that a woman would give up everything for. The pages are filled with action and excitement. The enemies who betray Freya and Aries put the vile in villain, considering their connections. I enjoyed every moment of this roller coaster ride of a story.

    Reviewer for Coffee Time Romance
  • Doorway to the Stars review!

  • PhotobucketMathews has created a super, and hard to predict plot, and her characters are strong. Dialogue is especially fast-paced, and reveal much about characters, from sarcasm to vulnerability. The best parts of this are the powerfully sensual... and the less best involve the war, and some of the complexity of the story relating to the war. Doorway to the Stars is very readable, interesting, and original.
    Reviewed by Snapdragon
  • Doorway to the Stars at The Long and Short of It!

  • ~Marly

    Wednesday, March 12, 2008

    New Romance Writer/Reader Community!

    I'm a member of:
    View my page on Romance Book Junction

    I just joined Romance Book Junction yesterday. It was easier to sign up for than my MySpace account was, now, I just have to become an old pro at it like I am with MySpace. LOL
    This community is set up for writers and readers, which I think is a great concept!
    Also, if you're looking for a chat to attend tonight, please drop by RWA Online's Chat Room, where we will be talking with the lovely Monica Burns about her latest release, Dangerous!
    The chat starts at 9 PM EST and ends at 10 PM EST!

  • ~Marly

    Friday, March 07, 2008

    Do or Die-New Cover!


    Don't you just love it! Rae Monet designed this absolutely gorgeous cover for my futuristic paranormal romance, Do Or Die coming soon from The Wild Rose Press!

    Here's the blurb to whet your appetite!
    Do or Die by Marly Mathews
    Coming soon from The Wild Rose Press!
    The world has changed. Ten years ago, Earth nearly crumbled beneath the might of an intergalactic War. Their Enemy fought them with their destructive psychokinetic powers. Only a band of extraordinary humans stood in their path. They were known as the Gemini Order. Led by Shylah McKay, they saved Earth from ruination.

    Now, Shylah McKay and her kind are being persecuted for the very talents that saved Earth. But Shylah's a mover and a shaker, and with her lover Grayson by her side, she'll go to the ends of the Earth and beyond to fight for her people.

    Have a magical weekend, everyone!

    Tuesday, March 04, 2008

    I'm a guest on Raven Radio-March 5th!


    Hey Everyone,
    I'll be popping in to chat with Mandy and Michelle on Raven Radio tomorrow between 11 am and 12pm EST. My interview will run for twenty minutes! If you are interested in dropping by follow the link below!


    Monday, March 03, 2008

    Doorway to the Stars featured at Erin Aislinn's!

    Photobucket Hey Everyone!
    Big news for me! Erin Aislinn is featuring the cover of Doorway to the Stars over on the home page of her website as BOOK COVER OF THE WEEK! The talented artist that created Doorway to the Stars' cover was Amber Moon! Thank you again, Amber! I invite you to go over to her website to see Doorway to the Stars!
  • Book cover of the week!

  • Have a magical Monday!