Friday, September 13, 2013


Shirley, I'm so excited to have you here.
You have written so many books and you are
originally from my area, too.

How wonderful to host you.

Let's get into a little about you



Born near Pittsburgh, Shirley Martin attended the University of Pittsburgh. After graduating from "Pitt", she taught school for one year, then obtained a position as a flight attendant with Eastern Airlines. Based in Miami, she met her future husband there. After raising three sons, she devoted her time to writing, something she had always wanted to do.
With a vivid imagination and a love of storytelling, Shirley has always enjoyed writing. Her first published novel, "Destined to Love" reflects her familiarity with western Pennsylvania, where she hails from, and her love of romance writing. From this historical romance, she blossomed out to other romance genres. "One More Tomorrow" is a vampire romance, one her publisher dubbed "a sizzling seller". With several fantasy novels and novellas, her writing should appeal to just about every reader of romance. Her books have been sold at Amazon and most major book stores and have garnered great reviews. A widow, Shirley lives in Birmingham, Alabama, with her two cats.
Here is Shirley's newest.
Wolf Magic
Avador Book 5

Rabid wolves are overrunning Avador. The queen has issued a decree to the sentries: Kill the wolves! Hunting the beasts in the forest, sentry Briant Girard spies a wolf in the distance and fells the animal with an arrow. Minutes later, he finds that he has badly injured a young woman. While tending to the woman, he worries, where is the wolf?

A wolf possessing her body, Annwn is torn and confused. She delights in her wolf essence, when she can roam the woodland, wild and free. But her human side yearns for all the joys of a normal woman, someone to love, a home and children.

Deeply attracted to the lovely Annwn, Briant wonders why she spurns his advances. Even after he discovers her secret, he vows he will always love her. But Annwn knows their love is hopeless.

A beast trapped inside her, a young woman fears she will never find happiness with the man she loves.

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 This scene takes place after the heroine, Annwn, has been jailed for stealing.

Arriving at the jail ,Briant pushed the heavy oaken door open and noted a few other people already in the building. His boots clicked on the flagstone as he crossed the vast ground floor and climbed the steps. His heart beat a bit faster as he approached Annwn’s cell. as his heart always throbbed upon seeing his loved one. Yet he knew their love was hopeless, though it pained him unbearably to accept the fact.

He reached her cell and–


Shock rendered him speechless, his throat dry. His heart pounded wildly.

Sitting on the floor, she held her shift in clawed hands, her arms and legs covered with fur. Her face red with shame, she turned away from him. He heard her sobs, saw her trembling.

This is Annwn?

He clenched his hands, fighting for control. Helpless to do anything, he could only stare. He discarded his shock; his heart turned over with love and pity for her. He found his voice as he unlocked the cell door. “Annwn, my dear Annwn! Now I know–“

"Now you know why there can never be anything between us.” Dressed now, looking human once more, she stood and wiped the tears from her cheeks. “Now you see me for what I am–a monster!”

He stepped closer to her, his heart overflowing with love. “I see you as the woman I love.” He reached for her, but she drew back, a look of despondency on her face, of utter despair. Her face red from crying, teardrops clung to her eyelashes, yet she was as lovely as ever. “My darling, let me hold you. Please don’t refuse me.” He drew her into his arms, and this time she didn’t push away, but neither did she let him embrace her. “Surely you realize how much I care for you,” he said. “My love for you–“

”No! Try to understand. Any love between us is hopeless. We have no future together. Why can’t you accept that?”

He kissed the top of her head, his fingers tracing the contours of her back. He could not do as she suggested– accept the futility of their love. Questions bombarded him, questions that clamored for answers. “First, tell me how this happened, why this happened. Were you born this way?”
“A wicked woman was jealous because my father married someone else. She cursed me as a baby and reinforced that curse not long ago,” she said, explaining her recent visit to the Temple.
Very exciting, Shirley. I'm looking forward to reading this one. I see it's #5 in the series. Here are the links to your other books so folks can find you and see this wide array of books you have available.
Amazon  here
Shirley's page on Amazon   here
BooksWeLove      Here
Visit Shirleys website  here
This looks like a winner, Readers.
Don't forget to leave a comment for Shirley. We do love comments.




  1. Great post. I'm going to check out all your books.

  2. I'm currently reading Enchanted Cottage by Shirley and enjoying that book very much!

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  4. Hi Shirley,
    Sorry, I had to delete it as I hit send before I checked it for typos.

    Great post Shirley, I have read your books and you are a talented writer, and I would have no hesitation in recommending your books to anyone who wants a great read.



  5. Thanks to all who made comments. It's really refreshing to read when people have complimentary thngs to say about one's writing.