Reviews for Midnight For Morgana
"Ms. Martin weaves a tale of a new take on Cinderella. Instead of living happily ever with her prince, the two evil sisters have something different in mind for Morgana. Something not nearly as pleasant. The beginning is much like the Cinderella story where the wicked sisters go off to the Fair and leave poor Morgana at home to do their bidding. An interesting take on this once popular fairy tale. " - Reader reviews, Amazon
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An excerpt from Midnight For Morgana
About Shirley Martin
Born near Pittsburgh, Shirley Martin graduated from the University of Pittsburgh. 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.
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An Interview with Shirley Martin
By Holly Hewson for The Romance Studio
HH: Shirley, thank you for talking with us at TRS. Your featured book is Midnight For Morgana. What can you tell us about this amazing story?
SM: I have a book of Celtic myths and legends, from which I've gotten much inspiration. Midnight for Morgana is an appealing story, with traces of the Cinderella fairy tale.
HH: What do you like best about Morgana and why will readers identify with her?
SM: Morgana has two older sisters, and even though they try to dominate her, she defies them in protecting her father from their selfish domination. She finds enjoyment in little things and never loses hope.
HH: What do you like best about Prince Keir and why will readers love him?
SM: At first, Prince Keir appears arrogant and sure of himself, but he is always a gentleman and is protective of Morgana. He can take command of a situation.
HH: There is a magical element to this story as well. How did you go about creating the world for this story?
SM: I love reading about magic, and perhaps there is a little bit of magic in all of us. I've read many books about the ancient Celts, who believed in magic and had many gods and goddesses. Theirs was a fascinating world.
HH: What else do you have in store for lucky readers?
SM: I have other books that are released and will be released in the coming months. Readers can check out my works at my website. www.shirleymartinauthor.com Also, the Books We Love site features the books to be released in the coming months. http://bookswelove.net I write historical, paranormal, and fantasy, so there are books sure to please many readers.
HH: What goals have you set for yourself at this point in your career?
SM: I'm always open to many ideas, especially for paranormal and fantasy. I love those genres.
HH: How have things changed within the romance genre since you started out?
SM: I think it has greatly broadened, with so many selections in paranormal and fantasy. There are many selections in urban fantasy and steampunk.
HH: What's the best book you read in 2011?
SM: I've read so many good books that it's difficult to pinpoint any single one. Terry Brooks and Dean Koontz are my two favorite authors. Anything by them suits me fine.
HH: Thank you!