Free Short Stories

Free Short Stories

To read or not to read…that is a silly question!  I’ve written three (3) short stories that benefited charities and I’m now offering them to you to read for free!  They may get their own novella or fully story in the future, but in the meantime, why not share the fun?  Meet Harper in One Kiss, Delilah in Wild Pumpkin, and Sage from Hollywood.

Harper just went through a bad breakup.  Luckily, she has great friends who help her get over it on New Year’s Eve!  Harper is the younger sister of Simone from my full-length, standalone holiday rom-com Snowed In With Him.

Officer Sage McCullin has transferred to the East Coast from California and finds herself in an unusual situation.

Is there a chance for opposites to attract when this tattooed beauty meets a guy who seems to have everything put together in his life?  How does Delilah choose to handle the situtation presented to her?  Wild Pumpking is being developed into a full-length, standalone novel.

COVER REVEAL: Snowed In With Him

COVER REVEAL: Snowed In With Him

HUGE SHOUT OUT to the ladies over at Enticing Journey Book Promotions for assisting with the cover reveal and ARC signup.  BLOGGERS, click HERE to signup for an ARC and participate in the release blitz!

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Another night out on the town in New York City with her roommate, what could go wrong for Simone?

Waking up in a strange bed, stranding her with the bar’s known player after a major snowstorm, would do it.

What’s a girl to do when they’re snowed in for several days? What’s a girl to do when she starts falling for the player? What should Simone do when she’s unsure of which girl she is of the many romance stories she narrates for a living? Is she the girl being played before the guy finds his true love? Or, is Simone the girl who gets the guy?

“I feel like I’m in the middle of my own twisted, real-life romance story but I’m too scared to know the outcome.  Which girl am I? Am I the girl being played who ends up with her heart broken? Or, am I the girl who gets the guy?”

(Note: Simone is the older sister of Harper from my short story One Kiss that was featured in the Because Beards anthology.)

 

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Snowed In With Him Releases Nov. 16th!

Snowed In With Him Releases Nov. 16th!

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Snowed In With Him

Steamy, winter holidays Romance Standalone Novel

Synopsis:

Another night out on the town in New York City with her roommate, what could go wrong for Simone? Waking up in a strange bed, stranding her with the bar’s known player after a major snowstorm, would do it. What’s a girl to do when they’re snowed in for several days? What’s a girl to do when she starts falling for the player? What should Simone do when she’s unsure of which girl she is of the many romance stories she narrates for a living? Is she the girl being played before the guy finds his true love? Or, is Simone the girl who gets the guy? “I feel like I’m in the middle of my own twisted, real-life romance story but I’m too scared to know the outcome.  Which girl am I?  Am I the girl being played before he finds his true love?  Or, am I the girl who gets the guy?” (Note: Simone is the older sister of Harper from my short story One Kiss that was featured in the Because Beards anthology.)

Snowed In With Him is a steamy, winter romance, and adult romance with sex novel for readers 18+ years of age by Best-Selling Author Martha Sweeney.

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

Amazon Best-Selling Author Uses Husband as Book Cover Model

Amazon Best-Selling Author Uses Husband as Book Cover Model

Just Breathe by Martha Sweeney official book coverAmazon Best-Selling Author Uses Husband as Book Cover Model

The romance genre has altered since the days of Fabio as the main male character.  Aside from the fact that women are reading and writing more contemporary styles of romance, they’re also expounding their lustful desires and fantasies for their readers and themselves with bad boy characters who are just as muscular, but have tattoos and beards.  Add to that, authors have also been expanding the realms of general love making to include BDSM and other alternative lifestyle scenes.

Amazon Best-Selling author Martha Sweeney has taken a unique and completely opposite position on the current trend of the tatted and bearded bad boys with not only the male character of her first trilogy, but also with the male cover model featured on her third book of the Just Breathe series.  Martha used two different stock photos of a female for the first two books, Breathe In and Breathe Outbut knew she wanted, and perhaps needed, to have a male model for the third book, Just Breathe, which is being released February 16, 2016.

With Joe Covelli, the male love interest for Emma Peterson in the Just Breathe series, Martha had a particular body type in mind to represent a billionaire book boyfriend who is clean shaven, bares not a single tattoo, but is in great physical shape.  With the traits and qualities beyond that of wealth, Joe Covelli is quiet, intelligent, funny and sexy, minus the bad boy attitude and overly developed physique.

Author Martha Sweeney took a completely different route than any other author in the industry.  While she appreciates the male form, and all of the hard work that many of the male models put into being the sexy characters her and her readers fantasize about, Martha knew certain attributes she did and didn’t want her model to portray the role of Joe Covelli from the Just Breathe series.  Martha did research on the models who are currently prominent in the industry, as well as those who aren’t, in search of a lean, yet muscular male who doesn’t have a beard or tattoos.

After two months of searching for the perfect model, Martha realized that he was right in front of her — her husband.  Thomas Sweeney, indie author of The Harem, had already been engaged in a very strict workout and diet regimen and had experienced great success.  When Martha inquired, Thomas decided to increase his routines over a specific period of time to meet Martha’s deadlines and give her time to find another model if needed.

Several different preliminary photoshoots led to the final picture that was used for the Just Breathe book cover.  Martha’s husband was able to meet her expectations.  Thus far, the online responses from fans and readers have been overwhelmingly positive.  Very often, readers have been surprised to discover that the model is her husband.

Martha Sweeney is happy to share her husband this way with readers and fans because her relationship with her husband was part of the inspiration for the series, and Martha feels strongly that Thomas is her Joe Covelli.  The series was written to inspire women to build healthy, lasting relationships.  The decision to use her husband on Just Breathe has paid off and, perhaps, started a new trend.

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