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Thank you for being you

Date: November 26th, 2020, Posted by mollie


Dear friends,

Happy Thanks Giving. I love that my American readers celebrate all the things they are thankful for. We don’t do this in New Zealand—but we definitely should! There is one regular practice I do every day, though. MAGIC mornings. Meditation. Affirmation. Goals. Inspiration. Co-creation.

Meditation.
A daily meditation practice keeps me sane and connected to Spirit. I first learned Transcendental Meditation over 22 years ago on the 28th of February 1998. I was 33 and my daughter was 7. Following a traumatic relationship bust-up, I credit meditation with saving my life, boosting my resilience and creating joy. I love my times of stillness.


Affirmation. Today, for example, I was affirming all the wonderful experiences I have had over the years. Things like travelling to Puglia and meeting the most wonderful bookseller—a woman in her 80s who told me, “I don’t need a husband. I have a love affair with my books.” She took the photo of me (above left) in her bookstore in Bari.

Goals. I love to set long-term and short-term goals. Some I achieve on time, others I allow for divine timing. Which is why I have pushed back my release of Love All of Me. The timing is just not right for me.

I know I will get to it eventually. My book Sex With Strangers began many moons ago at a romance writer’s retreat, facilitated by Mills and Boon authors Robyn Donald and Daphne Clair. But for years it remained unfinished. The feedback from these wonderful passionate and experienced writers, and others on the writer’s retreat, was so encouraging.

“I love it!” 

“We thoroughly enjoyed it”

“You’ve got the beginnings of a really good, hip, fun book” 

“The chapter heads are just lovely” 

“It was a riot. I thoroughly enjoyed it. Great fun!” 

“I can see the movie now.” 

“When are you going to finish it?”


I decided it was time for it to air! It was finally published 10 years later!

Many of the events are inspired by true stories—both mine and others’ experiences. I’ve encountered so many people over the years who are looking for love again, and just don’t know how or where to start. 

I hope you giggle and laugh from deep in your belly as you read this story. Like I did, remembering and rewriting some of these scenes (and flashing back to events that were true.) 

To enjoy on Amazon: getbook.at/SexWithStrangers

To enjoy on iBooks, Barnes & Noble and other great bookstores: https://books2read.com/u/4EkM6z

To enjoy on Kobo: https://www.kobo.com/ebook/sex-with-strangers-13

Audio

Kobo

https://www.kobo.com/us/en/audiobook/sex-with-strangers-14

Audible

USA

https://www.audible.com/pd/Sex-with-Strangers-Audiobook/B08BTKHJ61

UK

https://www.audible.co.uk/pd/Sex-with-Strangers-Audiobook/B08BTSSB6L

 Australia

https://www.audible.com.au/pd/Sex-with-Strangers-Audiobook/B08BTKDD8R



Inspiration? I’m inspired (in spirit) with so many things—even tragedies. I like to imagine how something terrible could lead to something good, something magical, something to heal the sadness.The photo on the right is the image I am using on the story about the White Island Volcano disaster that occurred in New Zealand last Christmas, Love All Of Me. Learn more about the inspiration behind the story, including my love of bees, on my blog 

BEE Inspired…

https://wordpress.com/post/molliemathews.wordpress.com/1413







Co-Creation? I have always loved what Mother Theresa once said, “We are all pens in the hands of a writing God sending love letters to the world.” My books are always co-created with God.

As you know, reading (and writing) romance is the ultimate feel-good distraction. My ideas start with a character or an event, either a theme that intrigues me or sometimes a news event that captures me. The idea for The Italian Billionaire’s Christmas Bride was sparked when I read about a very successful Italian fashion-tycoon who said, ‘My biggest regret is that I gave my life to my job.’ It struck me as very, very sad. Add to this, a childhood of abandonment and never being hugged! What sort of women could possibly thaw his hardened heart? Find out in The Italian Billionaire’s Christmas Bride.

To enjoy your copy from Amazon, click here>> http://getBook.at/ChristmasBride

To enjoy your copy from iBooks, Barnes & Noble and other great bookstores, click here>>https://books2read.com/u/3LpDa7

To enjoy your copy from Kobo>>https://www.kobo.com/ebook/the-italian-billionaire-s-christmas-bride

AUDIOBOOK

KOBO (and libraries)

https://www.kobo.com/nz/en/audiobook/italian-billionaire-s-christmas-bride-the


If you have read and enjoyed this book, it would help me so much if I could have at least another six reviews by the end of the day. Can you help?


HAVE A WONDERFUL THANKS GIVING




P.S. To Celebrate Thanks Giving, please enjoy all these FREE stories

Largest All Genre Clean Giveaway Ever
https://storyoriginapp.com/to/egrXYiy

Looking for a husband? Grab my fun short romance, Finding a Husband, and enjoy other full-length romances by other talented authors in this second FREE GIVE AWAY>>https://storyoriginapp.com/to/qzKkkRg

And yet another, https://storyoriginapp.com/to/6NxpjXI

I am so grateful to all the authors who are sharing their beautiful stories, FOR FREE.



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Love Me as I Am

Date: November 18th, 2020, Posted by webstudio

The deepest hurts can herald the deepest love

Kiri Love had no need for friendships. She had no time for distraction. She was in her final year of medical studies by the grace of God to do a job—and she was determined to do a darned good one. There was no way she could fail.

Her mom had scrimped and saved every last dollar she earned and worked three jobs to pay for Kiri’s education and Kiri was determined to make her proud. She would be the first person in her family to receive a degree and achieve her ambition of being a heart surgeon.

But when her mother is murdered, she sacrifices her ambitions and travels back to the tiny Far North town which had created so much pain.

With three sisters under nine to feed, she’ll do whatever it takes to provide them with the security they need—even if it means groveling to Benotti Zegna, reclusive billionaire jeweler-to-the-stars.

Benotti Zegna has a heart of gold but a failed marriage has left him cold. His hands are full running his global empire, plus being top-dad to his young and motherless daughter.

He can spot a diamond in the rough and while alarm-bells warn him to watch his heart, intuition tells him that Kiri Love will make the perfect nanny.

The role he offers is a far cry from her the life she’d hope to lead, but Kiri quickly discovers the power of family and sacrifice to heal the deepest of wounds.

Love Me As I Am 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.

Love Me As I Am 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.

Praise for this series:

“Love Me Forever has a lovely mystical feel about it, with deep longings being experienced by the characters. A delightful mystical romance with a dream-like quality, fraught with all the longings of Joey’s heart. When she plants her wish for her sister beneath the walnut tree, she doesn’t realize that the longings of her own heart have been heard.
When a stranger steps up to her in the vineyard it is the beginning of healing for her own heart. Well written with deeply emotive feelings, this book is part of a series and ends on a cliffhanger.”
~ Margaret W.

“Beautifully written. The author’s vivid and descriptive writing style pulled me into a world I never wanted to leave. Very beautiful stories!”
~ Hugh Harrison

“This was a fun read I really enjoyed. It’s perfect for a lazy weekend. This is the first book I have read by this author but it won’t be last. I can’t wait to be more.”
~ Poppy

“The author also tucks in some great life advice for everyone in the telling of this charming story. I hope you enjoy this book, too. I did.”
~ Alfie Rues

“I loved, loved, loved this book. An instantly gripping, compelling and fun read. Escapism at its best. I couldn’t put the book down and read it in one night.”
~ Lauri

Posted in: Books by Mollie Mathews

Winter Snuggles

Date: November 16th, 2020, Posted by mollie

Dear friends

My short love story, Love Me As I Am is finally available on Audible. Amazon is has been sooooooo slow, but hey, there are more pressing issues in the world aren’t there. Truly. Which is why I love a good distraction. Right now, besides writing and reading love stories, I’ve been painting. I received a new commission the other morning. I’m so delighted. The short brief is compelling…”I would love to commission you to conjure up an exquisite piece of art…Love all the vibrant memories my special lady brings. Love, sea, sand, salt and pohutukawas.”

People often ask where do I grab my inspiration from. In this case, it’s the beautiful image of the abstract pattern on the dress of the gentleman’s beloved wife. She passed several years ago from cancer. This will be such a joy to paint as I know the healing power art can bring, a loving hug during times of sadness and a big vibrant reminder of love which endures.



As you know, so many of my romances feature either art-related themes, finding love after loss—or both.

Love Me As I Am is a short, fun and heartwarming read….

I’ve been so heartened by the feedback. Readers have told me they love the characters and the story.

Mary told me she loved it so much she wanted to read more.

“I found this short story to be heartbreaking.  To have your mother murdered is beyond heartbreaking. For Kiri to take her place in her sisters‘ lives shows her character. She has her work cut out for her when she takes Benotti’s job. Would love to read more about Kiri and Benotti.”

And Rob said, “Despite it being a short story, the characters were well developed. Supporting her young siblings at an incredibly stressful time, with her mother’s murder, compounded by the disappointment of not completing her medical degree made Kiri vulnerable. The hard billionaire, Benotti, who was admittedly, likeable, also had his weaknesses and was attracted to Kiri’s strong sense of family and her vulnerability.  I would like the story to develop so we can read of their relationship developing. It was interesting the reference to characters in the author’s other short stories. I’m intrigued and look forward to more.”

It is a super-short read—great for the time-challenged:) Some readers wanted it to be longer, longer, longer….they want to know what happens next!

Will you “Love Me As I Am”? I hope so.

Grab your copy today…

To enjoy your copy from Kobo: https://www.kobo.com/ebook/love-me-as-i-am-6

AUDIOBOOK

KOBO

https://www.kobo.com/audiobook/love-me-as-i-am-5

AUDIBLE

US

https://www.amazon.com/Love-Me-Am-Passion-Stories/dp/B08MT8JJWR

UK

https://www.audible.co.uk/pd/Love-Me-as-I-Am-Audiobook/B08MTKB9VF

AU

https://www.audible.com.au/pd/Love-Me-as-I-Am-Audiobook/B08MT8HL83



oh, one more thing before I go…I’ve pushed back the release of Love All of Me, the story inspired by one of the survivors of the White Island Volcanic disaster. I don’t have a new release date yet, but I’ll let you know.



p.s. 

Did you know you can my most popular and successful books on audio?

Check out the following written and narrated by me. I love reading and narrating my own stories. I hope my New Zealand accent is understandable! 


Flight of Passion

US

https://www.audible.com/pd/Flight-of-Passion-Audiobook/B0874YCXVL

UK

https://www.audible.co.uk/pd/Flight-of-Passion-Audiobook/B0874X8TGX

AU

https://www.audible.com.au/pd/Flight-of-Passion-Audiobook/B0874Y3V2T

KOBO

https://www.kobo.com/nz/en/audiobook/flight-of-passion-4

Sex With Strangers

Audible

USA

https://www.audible.com/pd/Sex-with-Strangers-Audiobook/B08BTKHJ61

UK

https://www.audible.co.uk/pd/Sex-with-Strangers-Audiobook/B08BTSSB6L

 Australia

https://www.audible.com.au/pd/Sex-with-Strangers-Audiobook/B08BTKDD8R

Kobo

https://www.kobo.com/us/en/audiobook/sex-with-strangers-14

Love Me Forever

USA

https://www.audible.com/pd/Love-Me-Forever-Audiobook/B081QRGJV8

UK

https://www.audible.co.uk/pd/Love-Me-Forever-Audiobook/B081QQVRV4

Australia

https://www.audible.com.au/pd/Love-Me-Forever-Audiobook/B081QQW4N8

Twist of Fate

USA

https://www.audible.com/pd/Twist-of-Fate-Audiobook/B07YL93YYV

UK

https://www.audible.co.uk/pd/Twist-of-Fate-Audiobook/B07YLBN32S

Australia

https://www.audible.com.au/pd/Twist-of-Fate-Audiobook/B07YL9ZTLJ

The Lightkeepers Lover

 

USA

https://www.audible.com/pd/The-Lightkeepers-Lover-Audiobook/B07Z9PX3NY

UK

https://www.audible.co.uk/pd/The-Lightkeepers-Lover-Audiobook/B07Z9Q1Q89

 Australia

https://www.audible.com.au/pd/The-Lightkeepers-Lover-Audiobook/B07Z9QRWBV

Forever and Always 

USA

https://www.audible.com/pd/Forever-and-Always-Audiobook/B0868GTBNC

UK

https://www.audible.co.uk/pd/Forever-and-Always-Audiobook/B0868H5XKV

Australia

https://www.audible.com.au/pd/Forever-and-Always-Audiobook/B0868GM443

Love Me As I Am

Kobo

https://www.kobo.com/nz/en/audiobook/love-me-as-i-am-5

AUDIBLE

US

https://www.amazon.com/Love-Me-Am-Passion-Stories/dp/B08MT8JJWR

UK

https://www.audible.co.uk/pd/Love-Me-as-I-Am-Audiobook/B08MTKB9VF

AU

https://www.audible.com.au/pd/Love-Me-as-I-Am-Audiobook/B08MT8HL83

Finding A Husband

Kobo

https://www.kobo.com/nz/en/audiobook/finding-a-husband-3


AUDIBLE

US: https://www.audible.com/pd/B08H5TTP1S

UK: https://www.audible.co.uk/pd/Finding-a-Husband-Audiobook/B08H5ZPLW6

AU: https://www.audible.com.au/pd/Finding-a-Husband-Audiobook/B08H5WTY6M?qid=1599866634

Audio versions of these books and the following are also available from all online bookstores and also libraries (Audible is experiencing long delays in publishing):

Claimed by the Sheikh

Kobo

https://www.kobo.com/us/en/audiobook/claimed-by-the-sheikh-9

COMING SOON ON AUDIBLE

The Italian Billionaire’s Christmas Bride

Kobo

https://www.kobo.com/nz/en/audiobook/italian-billionaire-s-christmas-bride-the

In less than 15 minutes you could be listening your way to love!



P.P.S. Special bonus

“Winter Snuggles: All Romance Giveaway” – click here to grab some FREE reads>>https://storyoriginapp.com/to/qzKkkRg

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