Friday, October 31, 2008

Haunted Blog....

Let's talk All Hallow's Eve or as most of you know it, Halloween. Today, I'm going to talk about spooky movies. I don't like the gory horror picks, but rather the tamer ones like The Uninvited from 1944.

The Ghost and Mrs. Muir, 1947,

And finally, for a more comedic tone, Abbot and Costello's Hold that Ghost, 1941,

I can't forget some other favorites like High Spirits, The Others, Haunted Mansion, and so many more. What movies do you like to watch at Halloween to get you into that ghostly mood?
And for one last treat, the book trailer below is for my latest release at New Concepts Publishing, Enchanted Beauty! Enchanted Beauty was just named a top pick at PNR reviews for the month of October! Leave me a comment and you'll be entered into the drawing for a free download of Enchanted Beauty!Photobucket

Please visit the author blogs below to read their Haunted blogs!
Have a spooky and magical Halloween! Photobucket
Here is a list of the contributing authors participating in the Haunted Blog Scavenger Hunt,
http://alienplaces. blogspot. com/
And don't forget to drop by The Wild Rose Press chat room today for their Halloween Ball! Photobucket
Halloween Haunted Blog Scavenger Hunt Graphic

Thursday, October 30, 2008

Halloween Chat Party Tonight at RWA Online!!!

Hello Everyone!
You are all cordially invited to drop by the RWA Online Chat Room TONIGHT starting at 9 PM EST, for our Halloween Chat. We'll be talking about things that go bump in the night and there might also be a few treats at the chat as well!

We hope to see you there!

Wednesday, October 29, 2008

3 More Reviews, Dragon's Heart, Enchanted Beauty and SNOW!

We have snow and lots of it! Looking out the window this morning, I was shocked by the amount of snow that we've gotten for this time of the year. The power had been going on and off all night. Needless to say we've sort of bypassed what we had left of Autumn and forayed straight to an early winter. Sigh. This is really early for us even in my part of South Western Ontario. I guess the trick or treaters will be outfitted for snowy conditions this year unless the weather improves and it all melts by Friday night. I remember as a kid going all bundled up for Halloween. Some Halloween's were warmer and the warmer ones were better costume wise. LOL Some of our trees still have a good amount of leaves so hopefully, the white stuff will melt so we can get back to a what was left of Fall.
First off, Dragon's Heart was given a fantastic review by Justice over at Bitten by Books! Thank you, Justice!!! Here's what she had to say about her reading experience of Dragon's Heart.
Grania Burns has given girl power a new face to look up to. She is strong and independent, but her softer side shows through toward her family and her mate (Dylan).
I related most probably to Grania, like most adults we have to decide to live like our parents or by our own values, sometimes these moral values are in constant conflict and to do the right thing you have to go against family. Grania standing up against Draco (her father) and even most of her closest friends to save Earth, made me want to pass out Go Grania buttons.
The language was very British as expected. Most of the battles took place in Great Britain or in Dragonia, most of the characters were thousands of years old so I am glad Marly didn’t use American slang, it would have ruined it for me.
Dragons, witches, wizards, fairies and even a unicorn here and there, this story kept drawing me in, I would make a pact to myself just one more page then I have to stop, seven pages later I was re-compromising that pact again. The action is on going, the love scene dances in front of your eyes, and I adore how they find their mates for life, unfortunately not all unions turn out for the best. If there was to be a sequel I would definitely be the first in line.

PhotobucketPNR has reviewed Enchanted Beauty! Here's what the reviewer, Clover Autry had to say about it! Thank you so much, Clover!!!
"More than a simple fairy tale"

Enchanted Beauty begins like the familiar tale of Beauty and the Beast. Annabelle goes to the local lord's enchanted castle to free her father from indentured servitude and volunteers to take his place to secure his release. Though not a hairy beast, Malachi, the Lord of Markham and a powerful wizard, bears terrible scars across his face. From there the similarities with the fairy tale diminishes as the story evolves into a more complex and interesting tale.

Annabelle has a malady of her own. A spell gone wrong has left her nearly blind and slowly dying. What's more, she is connected to the enemy wizard who was responsible for causing Malachi's terrible scars. Enchanted Beauty plays up the beast tamed by beauty theme on multiple levels with a scared wizard who must find the beauty within himself, while at the same time the story flips that around with another physically sound, even handsome, wizard who has committed some truly atrocious acts—a beast inside—then further with a beautiful and compassionate Queen who isn't at all what she seems. Even the war they are embroiled in isn't what it seems. Annabelle's unique way of looking at people brings to the surface what is really beautiful and what is truly beastly. Unfortunately getting others to see it just might require her life.

Enchanted Beauty is an enjoyable tale with lots of unexpected twists and turns and layers, but at the very heart is the satisfying love story involving a beautiful woman with the ability to see beyond the outward ugliness of a man with a noble heart.

Reviewed by Clover Autrey

Kasey from Kasey's View has reviewed Dragon's Heart! Below you'll find what she had to say about it!

4 Stars.

A pleasure to read.
Dragons Heart is a sweet and tender love story about two people who find each other at a time when their world as they know it is being torn apart by a violent civil war. Grania a beautiful half/dragon half/human princess is sent to protect the wizard Dylan who's magical spell may hold the key to saving their world. And in the process finds herself unwillingly falling in love with the sometimes annoying but very sexy wizard...

This is a complex and interesting tale about a violent and at the same time very fascinating world. And is sure to appeal to anyone who enjoys stories of magic, wizards, shape shifters and a love to last a lifetime.

Tuesday, October 28, 2008

Reviewed by Bitten By Books!

Megan at Bitten By Books has reviewed Enchanted Beauty! She had some glowing words for this retake on The Beauty and the Beast fairytale...
This was such a wonderful story. I loved it so much that I had to feed my family cereal for dinner so I could finish reading it. Annabelle was a fragile woman in the beginning until she learned that she more inside of her than she thought. Malachi was a battered hero that you wanted to care for and make better. I enjoyed them together in this book so much. The extra characters were hysterical at times and made a great addition to the story. I have always loved Beauty and the Beast but Marly Mathews made it even better.

Thank you so much, Megan! She gave it four and a half tombstones! Which, I think is very fitting since we are approaching Halloween. ;) Here's the link to the full review!


Saturday, October 25, 2008

Interview at Romance Reviews Today Blog!!!

Hey Everyone,

I'm being interviewed over at the Romance Reviews Today Blog this weekend, and there will be a print book giveaway of my latest, Do Or Die. So hop on over there to read my interview, an excerpt of Do Or Die and enter the contest by posting a comment!


Friday, October 10, 2008

Do or Die now in Print!!!

I'm excited to announce that Do or Die is now available to buy in print! So, if you were waiting to get your hands on a paperback copy you don't have to wait any longer!!!

Have a great Friday everyone!!!


Thursday, October 02, 2008

New reviews for Dragon's Heart and Enchanted Beauty!

Margo Arthur at The Romance Studio gave Dragon's Heart a five heart rating, and had this to say about it,
The bond that was forged between them was complemented by the loving way Ms. Mathews wrote the tender moments into the plots. Dramas that besiege these two give them both the strength to face and overcome the strong odds that they where up against, causing them to excel in great power to defeat the enemy. An excellent adventure story filled with magical elements that make this book one to enjoy.
Link to full review, and it's also up for Five heart sweetheart of the week,
I'd appreciate your vote!!!

I also received a great review from Kasey's View for Enchanted Beauty,
What a charming and sweet story.
Enchanted Beauty by Marly Mathews puts a new spin on the old tale of Beauty and The Beast. With a little bit of magic and along with some truly fascinating characters and a mesmerizing plot she weaves a spell-binding story that keeps you guessing right up until the end...

This is one of those stories that I found almost impossible to put down, which can sometimes make for a very late night...

If you enjoy stories about beautiful damsels in distress,wizards, magic and ever-after then you're sure to love Enchanted Beauty...

Thank you so much Margo and Kasey!

Have a great Thursday everyone! It's a wet, cool definitely Autumn like day here!