Date: December 23rd, 2019, Posted by mollie
What a beautiful card to receive – my first from a reader. Sometimes it’s so easy to be so immersed in the world of your characters you can (almost) forget the joy a love story brings to others.
Thank you, Margaret – you made my year!
And to everyone who purchases and reads (and reviews) my books—thank you! You are the best gift a writer could have – EVER!
And here’s another joy: my daughter’s first Christmas—28 years ago!
Best wishes to you my friends. Wherever you are on the globe I hope the holiday season is a peaceful and joyful one.
P.S. It’s summer here in New Zealand- and I’m so happy one of my cast of characters from Claimed by The Sheikh, has decided to visit us in the Bay of Islands for Christmas. She even came carrying gifts!
P.S.S. For perfect holiday reading all my love stories are in Kindle Unlimited – free if you subscribe. Plus, you can get my books for free at your local library—simply request them to grab a copy.
Ohhh…and as a special treat, here’s a sneak peek at the draft cover for a brand new love story I’m writing – inspired by the tragic volcanic explosion on White Island, New Zealand on 9 December 2019. I wondered, “What if you lost your whole family just before Christmas? What if, as a result, you hated Christmas because it made you feel so sad? What sort of man could bring the gift of Christmas to your life again? And yes, there will be a happy ending!
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Date: December 14th, 2019, Posted by mollie
Sometimes love finds you…
Amateur matchmaker Cassie Roberts has only one wish—to help her best friend find a husband.
What she doesn’t realize is that sometimes love doesn’t come easily and destiny is impossible to predict.
When her efforts don’t bear fruit she considers abandoning her fledgling career.
Until she makes one last attempt.
Finding a Husband is a short story full of quirky humor and the promise of a happily ever after.
Finding a Husband, book 6 in the Passion Downunder Sassy Short Stories series. Out Now!
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“So good!! This may be a short quick read but there are plenty of warm fuzzy feelings mixed in amongst the humor and witty banter. Take a break, kick back, relax, and unwind from all the stress of the Holidays and enjoy another delightful story by Mollie Mathews. We deserve this!”
~ Anita F.
“I absolutely loved everything about this book! Finding a Husband is a sweet, fun, witty and downright fantastic short read that I thoroughly enjoyed from the first page until the last. It’s full of real characters, it’s page-turning, entertaining, and beautifully written. A definite must read and I definitely recommend it!”
~ Lynn S.
If you enjoyed Twist of Fate, you’ll love this fresh and frisky short read!
BONUS excerpts from Love Me Forever, Book Two in the Passion Down Under Sassy Short Stories, and other full-length books by me.
Date: December 11th, 2019, Posted by mollie
Still reeling following her malicious sacking, family therapist Lily Rose is feeling rejected and low in spirits. Even worse, she’s broke. The last thing she needs is more money woes. Which is exactly what happens when she collides with billionaire water magnate Leonardo Ermenegildo Bressolini’s mint-condition Lamborghini.
Having found a place to retreat from the madness and greed and malevolence of his ex-wife the last thing Leonardo wants is complications. But he is a man in need of a housekeeper. And Lily Rose owes him. Big time.
What they both don’t know is just what a massive impact the crash will have on their lives. Sparks heat into a collision of powerful forces that can’t be dampened.
Spontaneous love on the beach sends deep passions and emotional connection—more heartfelt than either has ever known—steaming to the surface.
When Leonardo’s past comes careering into his future—will both Lily and Lorenzo end up giving their hearts to the wrong person?
Forever and Always is a short story, clean romance, full of quirky humor and the promise of a happily ever after.
Set in The Bay of Islands, New Zealand—one of the most beautiful, unspoiled, sensuous places in the world.
“charming and warm short story“
“Did you ever dream that a car crash that wiped out your bank account could turn into one of the best days of your life? Meet Lily Rose who only wants to help children through emotional trauma and ends up finding herself and her true love in the process. This charming and warm short story is just the start of great things to come.”
~ Elaine Zieroth
“plenty of meat“
“While a quick read, there’s plenty of meat to Forever and Always and a happily ever after in the offering!”
~ JoAnn Weiss
“I couldn’t put it down“
“I enjoyed Forever and Always—a story about two wounded people that come together in a crash. I very much enjoy Mollie Mathews’ writing. When she writes I feel like I’m right there because of the colorful descriptions that she paints. I couldn’t put it down.”
“heartwarming short and sweet“
“You will love Lily and Leonardo in this heartwarming short and sweet, modern-day tale of seduction. I did.”
~ Leanne Lovegrove
Forever and Always is part of Mollie Mathew’s bestselling series, Passion Down Under Sassy Short Stories. It can easily be read as a stand-alone story, but you’ll love reading the other books, too.
Enjoy other full-length contemporary romances by Mollie Mathews:
Fall in love with these contemporary heroes and heroines trying to mend their hearts, overcome their fears and find true love—read the other standalone books my Mollie to discover the friends and family who tumble into a once-in-a-lifetime-happily-ever-after affair of the heart themselves. 5-star reviews
Date: December 10th, 2019, Posted by mollie
As we head into Christmas I’ve been thinking a lot about family. Discover more and listen to me sharing a wee excerpt and insights behind Flight of Passion on my NEW YouTube channel. Check it out! >>https://youtu.be/uELs8JIyW5c
I hope you love listening and seeing me read a few pages from Flight of Passion.
I’m heading into my recording studio to narrate the audio version of Flight of Passion.
I’m excited to let you know that I’ve finished narrating several of my books now—many are available in libraries too.
Here’s a little more about Flight of Passion—my hero is originally from my home, New Zealand but now lives in New York (which I love too!)
FLIGHT OF PASSION
Billionaire property investor Oliver Hart is used to getting what he wants. Single, thirty-five and a committed bachelor, he plays by his own rules. On a personal quest to discover a rare, elusive and very valuable butterfly, he’s unwittingly distracted by a former flame, Ruby Diaz—a woman who callously abandoned him eight years earlier. Deciding he wants to reclaim the beauty as his own, in his mind, it’s as good as done. But Ruby is not his for the taking. Due to marry the son of a wealthy landowner, she refuses to succumb to his charms. On a quest to save her family’s land, Ruby knows she must put duty first, and silence the passionate stirrings of her heart. But Oliver’s not taking no for an answer.
Risking everything to help the woman he loves to gain her freedom, Oliver entangles himself in an emotional net that alters his life forever. Sacrificing his own selfish pursuit to help Ruby, he realizes that you may be able to own something, but you can never own someone—especially the women you love.
Flight of Passion is a rapturous tale of beauty, obsession and the transformational power of unconditional love.
Reader reviews: “This is a well-written book that tantalizes your senses. Will Oliver be able to convince Ruby that she loves him enough to disobey her family? Can they find each other when all seems lost? An excellent book that I highly recommend. It will have you laughing with joy and crying with sadness.” ~ Marie Fraser
“Mollie Mathews has written a beautifully scripted story of two people wildly attracted to each other, but too constrained by family expectations to allow themselves to commit. When they meet again after eight years can they move beyond old patterns of behavior or are they doomed to always want, but never have?”~ Jane Whitmeyer
Date: December 7th, 2019, Posted by mollie
Surviving the writer’s life requires resilience, a millionaire mindset and the ability to deal with obstacles. I’d planned, scheduled, project managed to the nth degree to finish the audio version of Claimed By The Sheikh – and then along came a water blaster!
Thankfully it’s all done now – the roof is shiny and clean and the audiobook, eBook and print copy of Claimed By The Sheikh is available from all good bookstores and libraries. I always love it when readers review my books (favourably!).
I also love how BookBub enables readers to say what they most enjoyed. I was thrilled that ‘unpredictably’ and being ‘informative’ were some of the reasons – along, of course with love.
As I shared in the Author’s Note: This book was inspired by the sassy brilliance of Dame Zaha Hadid. (DBE RA) She was an Iraqi-British architect and the first woman to receive the Pritzker Architecture Prize, in 2004. Tragically her life, her love, and her brilliance was cut short when she was in the prime of her career, aged 65. Her beautiful, innovative, pioneering architecture always inspired me, as it has countless other people. Hers was not an easy journey.
She once said, “If architecture doesn’t kill you you’re no good.”
She was beyond good—and architecture did kill her. She never married and she never had children. And she was always battling the architectural paternity for validation and acceptance. Despite her career success, her life struck me as very lonely and sad. Claimed by the Sheikh was also inspired by the tragedy in 2015 that took the lives of former New Zealand All Black legend Jerry Collins and his Canadian partner Alana Madill in France.
The crash happened at 3:10am along the highway near Béziers on the way to the city of Montpellier. They died instantly, and their baby daughter was taken to Montpellier hospital in a critical condition. I cried such tears thinking of that baby being left an orphan. It really worried me that she would be left in the world with no parents to love and care for her.
So I wondered—what if her parents weren’t really dead? What if the two people that died were the baby’s adoptive parents? What if her biological parents were very much alive? And then, as writers are want to do, I thought, what if the biological father was an extraordinarily wealthy sheikh who was unaware that he had fathered a child? Why a Sheikh? In a previous incarnation as a transformational leadership coach I was on assignment in one the most dangerous prisons in New Zealand.
I very much admired the men and women who worked in these very oppressive environments to keep our world safe. I especially admired those that were committed to helping prisoners change their lives.
One of the female prison oﬃcers at Rimutaka Prison knew that I was a romance novelist and asked me if I would write a book with a sheikh as the hero. So here he is, Cheryl. I dedicate Melanie and Tariq’s love story for you. And I also dedicate this book to the survivors of the 2019 Christchurch mosque shootings in New Zealand—and to those around the world who know that only love can bring peace.
“Claimed by the Sheikh was a fast-paced read that held my interest from the first page to the last. The story had a depth to the characters and strong imagery due to the author’s attention to detail. Watching two worlds collide, as well as two strong characters fight for what they each believe is right, just added another layer to the story.”
“There was very strong imagery due to the vivid descriptions of the scenery, the palace and Melanie’s drawings, which made me feel that I was there. Tariq’s rescue of endangered animals and his philanthropy was a nice addition to the story. I liked how the child, Salim, was brought into the story as well as his importance to the storyline. Ms. Mathews is fast becoming a favorite author.”
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Date: December 3rd, 2019, Posted by mollie
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Past love and passionate obsessions. What will you do when love flies back into your life?
Billionaire investor Oliver Hart is used to getting what he wants. Single, thirty-five and a committed bachelor, he plays by his own rules. On a personal quest to discover a rare, elusive and very valuable butterfly, he’s unwittingly distracted by a former flame, Ruby Diaz—a woman who callously abandoned him eight years earlier. Deciding he wants to reclaim the beauty as his own, in his mind, it’s as good as done.
But Ruby is not his for the taking. Risking everything to help the woman he loves to gain her freedom, Oliver entangles himself in an emotional net that alters his life forever.
Claimed by The Sheikh
A grief-stricken Sheikh Tariq na Hassir, the formidable ruler of the Kingdom of Avana, arrives in Paris to claim his brother’s child after a car crash killed his parents–unaware that the child isn’t their biological son. Salim is Tariq’s son, with his former lover, a renowned architect.
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