PizzyGirl reviewed an ARC copy of Shrug It Off and gave it 5 sweet peas! She had many wonderful things to say about Mathilde's story. Such as:
"There are not enough ways for me to say how much I loved this story. Shrug it Off was so much fun yet sweetly romantic at the same time."
"I loved how the author used the idea of angels and devils on your shoulder. They were not typical or true to the “ideal” of angels and devils. In fact, the angels were just as self centered and judgmental as the devils."
"Shrug it Off was well written, well edited, and easy to enjoy. I am definitely adding this to my re-read pile and Mathilde Watson will be added to my auto-purchase list!"
Full Review here: Mrs Condit & Friends Read Books
The upcoming MCB anthology, Not in the Stars, has a diverse group of stories to share with everyone. For this anthology, the theme was Science Fiction—which is as broad as the stars are many. We have aliens introducing themselves to Earth for the first time, surprise guests showing up at a science fiction convention, a steampunk inspired trip to the moon, and angels and demons voyaging through space (with the usual disastrous results.)
In two weeks, Mischief Corner Anthologies #4 will hit the virtual bookshelves and we hope that you want to take a voyage into the unknown with us. Below we have the concepts and blurbs for each contribution.
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We have Toni's Finding Connor: The Borillian Twist, Book 1. She turns human society on its head with her new story of us finding out there is more than just man in the universe.
Mark, a RAAF fighter pilot, is on leave for the first time since the aliens decided to say 'Hello'. He meets Connor, a numbers man for a casino, at a gay bar and danced the night away. Their one night together changes their entire lives and what people think they know about life on Earth.
Mathilde's story, The Usual Conventions: Unconventional Romances 1, gives "hooking up at SciFi conventions" a whole new spin.
When Chris meets the alien—man—of his dreams, "Ensign Brodeich Geinn" aka actor Brody Gates, it's as one of the coordinators for the first annual Science Fiction Convention in North Carolina. To his delight, Brody seems to return his interest, albeit in typical alien "Brodeich" fashion. Awkward alien or not, Chris is more than willing to play out any sexual fantasy for his SciFi crush, especially when Brody fumbles over the simplest of human conventions.
Freddy's story, Feel Me, takes place in an alternate Earth universe where different fuels drive human endeavors. The main attraction, the Elevator to the Moon Colony.
One terrorist blast changed Master Tobias Zimmer's entire existence, relegating him to being nothing more than just a "Coppies" because of the metal replacing his flesh. As the once future Shogun of moon colony Orion 1, he now idles his time away keeping tabs on the Loyalists while his father and brother broker negotiations with the Earth Consortium.
A confrontation with his childhood enemy, Dr. Thorsten Nordenfelt, sets into motion events that cannot be undone and puts Tobias's sheltered heart at the center of the colony's attempts to free itself from the repressive Earth's rule.
Lastly, but not least, we have Angel's Shax's War: Brimstone 3. Shax is up to his usual tricks, starting with a game of Trauma Ball and an over the top dinner to show off his Ness. Too bad the games don't stay so simple.
The boys desperately need a vacation. With the not-quite-ill-gotten gains from the Frog incident, Shax takes the Brimstone's crew to the exclusive resort planet, Opal. What could possibly go wrong there?
Mathilde's fantasy novella comes out this Saturday, and to celebrate, she will be going a week long blog hop — prizes included (eBooks (7 from backlist), gift certificates (2 $10 GC from ARe)). She will be stopping by the following blogs:
March 1st - Angel Martinez
March 2nd - Iyana Jenna
March 4th - Cheris Noel
March 5th - Freddy MacKay
March 6th - Lexi Ander
March 7th - Toni Griffin
and on March 8th Mathilde will announce winners of her tour on her blog.
UPDATE - 3/1/2014
Angel has made it in off the wait list and will be a Featured Author at GRL 2014!
It is time to celebrate!
We are excited to announce that Freddy, Mathilde, Silvia and Toni were all able to snag at spot at the 2014 GRL Retreat. Angel is currently on the wait list hoping (as we do too) to get in, but no worries, she will join us either as an author or a reader. (Someone has to keep Freddy out of too much trouble ;) ).
If you would like more information about the event, click the logo below and find out about all the fun to be had this October!