Thursday, February 7, 2013

Shelly Munro

Guest Blog Post by Shelley Munro...

Starting Over – Taking the Train to Middlemarch

Thanks so much for having me to visit today to talk about Scarlet Woman and the other books in my Middlemarch Mates series.

Scarlet Woman is about starting over and taking chances. It’s also about family, but that’s another blog post entirely. Emily Scarlet has come through a traumatic period in her life, and she’s ready for a new beginning. For Emily, starting over comes in the form of a train ride to Middlemarch and the Middlemarch Single’s Ball.

The train trip from Dunedin in New Zealand to the small country town of Middlemarch is a real one. The ride is a scenic one that goes via Taieri Gorge, across iron viaducts and through tunnels carved by hand more than one hundred years ago before the train winds its way into the Middlemarch station.

Although I’ve visited the real town of Middlemarch twice, I’ve never had the opportunity to ride on the Taieri Gorge Railway. Until this year. At the end of February my husband and I are taking a trip on the train, so we’ll be able to cross this off our bucket list. We’re looking forward to the experience, and I’ll be taking my camera to record the event with many, many photos.

Back to Emily and her baby steps into a new future. She updates her look, buys a sexy red dress and drags her best friend/ex-sister-in-law off to the Single’s Ball with the express intention of finding a man for one night of fun. What she gets is much more—the start of an adventure that lasted twelve books since she’s a reoccurring character in the Middlemarch series.

Do you enjoy train rides? Have you done any that are particularly memorable?

If you enjoy stories about family (and train rides) make sure you grab your free copy of Scarlet Woman (free from Ellora’s Cave, Amazon, Barnes & Noble and All Romance e-books from 28 Jan to 10 Feb 2013) and also Lightning Strikes Twice, which takes place at the same dance as Scarlet Woman (free from Ellora’s Cave and All Romance e-books)

Scarlet Woman
Middlemarch Mates Book One
Shelley Munro

Genre: Paranormal

Publisher: Ellora’s Cave

ISBN: 9781419903120

Number of pages: 115 pages
Word Count: 38,561

Cover Artist: Syneca

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Book Description:

Emily Scarlet’s husband left her for his secretary and died in a car accident—all on the same day. Now, six months later, Emily has emerged from her chrysalis of painful memories. And to prove she has what it takes to attract a man, she’s determined to experience one perfect night of passion.

Feline shape shifter, Saber Mitchell has a problem with his four boisterous younger brothers. They’re out of control. It’s too late for him, but he hopes to get his brothers mated and settled, and the ball is the place to introduce them to marriageable women.

Unbridled sex is the last thing he plans on, but one glimpse of Emily Scarlet changes his mind. Sex with her is a necessity. They dance. They make love.

One thing is clear—a single night isn’t enough. Saber must have her for his mate, but Emily isn’t so easy to convince…or trust.

Middlemarch Mates – 12 books in series

Scarlet Woman 1

Peeping Tom 2

Stray Cat Strut 3

Assassin 4

Cat and Mouse 5

Cat Burglar 6

Leticia’s Lovers 7

Catnap 8

Tiger By the Tail 9

Blue Lady 10

Twin Trouble 11

Lightning Strikes Twice 12 (free book from Ellora’s Cave and All Romance ebooks)

Author Bio:

Shelley Munro is tall and curvaceous with blue eyes and a smile that turns masculine heads everywhere she goes. She’s a university tutor and an explorer/treasure hunter during her vacations. Skilled with weapons and combat, she is currently in talks with a producer about a television series based on her world adventures.

Shelley is also a writer blessed with a VERY vivid imagination and lives with her very own hero in New Zealand. She writes mainly erotic romance in the contemporary, paranormal and historical genres for publishers Carina Press, Ellora’s Cave and Samhain Publishing. 

You can learn more about Shelley and her books at and you might even find her lurking at Facebook or Twitter

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February 7 Interview

February 8 Guest blog
Sarah Ballance

February 9 Promo

February 10 Interview and review
Musings From An Addicted Reader

February 10 Promo
Cocktails and Books

February 11 Promo
Bookin' It Reviews

February 11 Promo and review
Words of Wisdom from The Scarf Princess


  1. Thanks for having me to visit today and featuring Scarlet Woman.

  2. Welcome to Cloey's Book Reviews and Other Stuff. Thank you for sharing The Scarlet Women with us. I hope that everyone comes back and vote for your cover in my cover art contest. The winning cover will get a one month feature on my side bar! Good luck in the contest :)