LISTEN to My Stories on YouTube for FREE

LISTEN to My Stories on YouTube for FREE

No, you aren’t hallucinating!  You read the title of this blog post and the words on the image above CORRECTLY.  

Starting April 14th, my short stories (from anthologies) and novels will begin being uploaded to my YouTube channel for your listening enjoyment!

During launch week, April 14-16, 12 chapters will be uploaded for the first four (4) chapters of “One Kiss,” “Hollywood,” and “Wild Pumpkin.”  These were short stories that were written for anthologies that were to benefit a good cause each.

After launch week, one chapter per story will be upload until the story is complete.  All audios will be released on Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays.

Once a story is complete a new short story or novel will begin.  Each having their designated day of the week for the release of the next chapter. 


PLEASE NOTE:  some of my stories will be an ABRIDGED version to make the story more suitable for YouTube and it’s viewers.  For a full, unabridged version of my stories, you can purchase the ebook or paperback (links in each video description).


Remember, I’m a multi-genre author, so there will be something for everyone to listen.  PLUS, I’m still writing!  The last two books of the Red Knight series is coming this year (2020), there are 2 other books written with many more on the way as well.

P.S.  I think I’m the first author (fiction) to record and publish their own audiobooks on youtube.  Let me know if you’ve found someone else who has.  


Cop Tales Anthology Cover Reveal

Cop Tales Anthology Cover Reveal

Genre: Romance/Suspense
Release Date: December 6, 2018

Pre Order links:



As authors, we are always trying to find ways to give back. Anthologies are a great way to unite indie and traditionally published authors for a worthy cause. In this anthology, you will get a combination of rom-com, new adult contemporary romance, and even a little suspense short stories with law enforcement heroes and heroines.

Cop Tales is a limited release anthology to raise funds for the Officer Down Memorial Page (ODMP). We back the blue and thank you from the bottom of our hearts for support in this cause.

NOTE (not included in book blurb): 100% of the online sale proceeds for six months (e-book and print) will be donated directly to the ODMP. If any reader wants to donate beyond purchasing the anthology, please visit Your donation is tax deductible in the US. I don’t know about internationally.

Authors: Abbi Glines T.R. Cupak Kat T. Masen Kimberly Knight Jess Bryant Maren Lee Kathleen Kelly J.l. Perry S. Cole Martha Sweeney Nicole Loufas, Author MClarke Christine Besze Dee Ellis Linnea Valle

The Killmores Book Cover Reveal Signup

The Killmores Book Cover Reveal Signup

It’s been a year (yes, a YEAR) since I’ve published a book.  A lot has been going on in my life, some of that writing.  The good news is that I’m back on track to be publishing 2 to 3 books per year.  With that being said, on November 13, 2018, “The Killmores,” the final installment of the “Killmore” series is releasing!

If you LOVED Killmore, help spread the word of “The Killmores” with its Book Cover Reveal!

NOt 1 but 2 options for The Killmore Book Cover Reveal!!!  Signup for either Book PR.  The date when to share the book cover is listed below with the links.
Who wants to help share?
Thanks for your support! <3
To all of you who have read Killmore, keep an eye out for my social media to be able to signup for an ARC copy of The Killmroes!
Much more to come, including blogs from me.
Thanks for all of your support!
Coming soon from Martha…

Coming soon from Martha…

Hey ladies and gents,

The end of 2017 and the beginning of 2018 have been CRAZY for me on all fronts.  MOSTLY good crazy which easily outweighs any of the not-so-good.  With that being said…here’s what’s coming soon from me, as in, what will be published next and within the 2018 year!

The Killmores (Killmore #2) the sequel for “Killmore”

I know I’m a little late in releasing “The Killmroes” to you all, but it WILL happen.  This second and final part has to be EPIC in all forms and from the few who’ve BETA read for me, well, it’s just that!  (fist pump)  The book cover is going to cost a bit, so I’m in the process of saving what is being made on book sales to cover the cost.  I’m hoping to be working with a very successful book photographer who is WORTH the price.  The manuscript is currently undergoing another round of edits so a RELEASE DATE is coming soon.  I promise.

Pawn to King (Red Knight #2)

I hit a small snag with the story, but it’s no longer an issue.  There’s been some major development with the plot, going somewhere I didn’t expect.  Red and Knight are in for a WHIRLWIND of CRAZY on Jaru.  Depending on how things go, the final chapter in the series, “Queen to King” will be releasing most likely within a year of “Pawn to King” being released.

I’m hoping to publish an average of 2-3 books a year.  I’m slightly behind my timeline, but I’m certain that these books are worth the wait.


Aside from life in general, there have been some other characters (from other stories) DISTRACTING me from finishing the Red Knight Series.  No title names will be shared just yet (some are still being considered), but there are a few WIPs I’m bouncing between.  A few are standalone while a few are series.  Writing would be so much easier if the voices in my head were willing to wait their turn…unfortunately, that’s not always the case.

From where things stand, there are at least 20 (yes, 20 as in twenty, aka 2-0) more books in my head that need to be written.  Some are standalones vs others being parts of series.  Some series will consist of each book representing a particular character from the first book while others will need to be read in order.


Expect a variety of genres and sub-genres from me.  I don’t READ or WATCH (tv/movies) in only one genre, therefore my brain and stories can’t all fit into just one.  There will be more romance, there will be more thrillers, there will be some ugly-cries and there will most certainly be science fiction/fantasy.  I hope you stay tuned for it all!

If you want to be notified automatically of NEWS from me, make sure you subscribe to my NEWSLETTER.  I barely get one out every month let alone every other month, but subscribers are the first to learn about FREE samples, books, giveaways, and so much more unless you’re following me on social media ( Facebook, Instagram, Twitter).

Don’t be afraid to let me know what you’d like to see me publish!

A Day of Thanks

A Day of Thanks

Tomorrow is Thanksgiving, a specific day of giving love and thanks.  I try to be thankful and grateful every day, finding even one little thing to be appreciative to have in my life.  Aside from being grateful for being healthy, having found the love of my life over 10 years ago, and all the people I know who make up my friends and family, TODAY is my day of saying THANKS to you the reader!

May 2015 was the month I published my first book.  Several took their chance on a new indie author and made my release thrilling beyond belief.  There was little I knew about publishing a book, and because of many of you, I’ve grown in so many ways with my storytelling overall (including editing and formatting).

Since then, the ride hasn’t stopped as I’ve learned so much more about being an author, the publishing industry, and the book community.  The book sales and reviews are AMAZING, don’t get me wrong, and of course, I’d love for those numbers to explode well beyond that of what they already are.  However, the most AMAZING thing to come out of all of this experience for me is the many new people I’ve met (in person and online), the friendships that have fostered around reading great stories, including books that aren’t my own.

Though I’m an author, sometimes putting my own personal thoughts and feelings into words is not always easy.  Sometimes finding the right word or phrase escapes me but is better spoken through each of my characters.  Many of these characters I have written, or will soon write, will reflect my utmost gratitude, appreciation, and love for the friends I’ve made during this journey.  It might be their name, something that they do, or perhaps even something they’ve said or done that I’ve connected with in some way that will be shared within my stories.  You, the reader, are part of my inspiration to writing real people even in a world of fiction.

Though I can’t thank everyone individual (because I’m sure I’d unintentionally leave someone out), I would like to say a personal THANK YOU to the following people who have played a very special role in my life as an author, in no particular order:  my husband, Frank & Phyllis, Lucine & Brian, Nicole Strycharz, Danielle Urban, Laurie Breitsprecher, Diana Esqueda, Cassandra Carpio, Elisa Marie Hopkins, Letha Hanover, T. R. Cupak, Latisha Johnston, Mandy Saial, Sandra Ferrufino, Jo Cooper, Rachael Organ, Martha Boss, Ace Gray, Mandy Dawn, Melly Sutjitro, Giovanna Cruz, Jessi Elliot C.J. English, and so many more.  Even if your name did not appear, it does not mean I’m any less thankful for you in my life.  These people have stood out in my heart and mind in one form or another to be specifically mentioned.  Again, THANK YOU all, from the bottom of my soul.  ~Martha

Martha Sweeney Intro Video

Martha Sweeney Intro Video

So, I created a quick little video for anyone/everyone to get to know me a little better as an author, what readers have said, and what books I’ve published or have had the honor to be featured.

I started my writing journey after helping my husband publish his novel, The Harem.  Since then, I’ve been hooked on writing and sharing stories of strong, independent women.  I hope to deliver a message (or two or three) in each of my novels that will cause readers to think or feel differently.  I hope to inspire and empower.

You can find my books on most platforms as both ebooks and print.