Born near Pittsburgh, Shirley Martin attended the University of Pittsburgh. After graduating from “Pitt”, 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.
Imagine a world of beautiful heroines and gallant heroes, of evil crones and good witches, where magic rules and love overcomes all obstacles.
Imagine the world of Avador!
The Door To Forever is multi-dimensional with several stories overlapping each other, yet the concept does not get muddy. Young Kaylee is at the center, the catalyst at the stories’ intersections, whose dreams cast her into an alternate world. The concept is fun, the stories clearly defined. This is a sweet story for all ages. I enjoyed it from page one to the end.
As a teenager, Kaylee suffered an attempted sexual assault. Now a woman, she remains fearful of men. She vows she’ll avoid the opposite sex.
When her dreams take her to an alternate world, a land of peace and harmony, she wishes she could stay in this world. There, a psychic with a crystal ball tells her she will find love, for he sees a man.
On a dare to woo a mortal woman, Varik courts Jennifer. He finds himself falling in love with her and wonders if she’s the soul mate he’s waited for throughout the centuries. But no. How can there be any lasting happiness between a vampire and a mortal woman?
And always in the background lurks Celestia, a woman who will stop at nothing to win the man she wants. From the glittering nightclubs of Miami Beach to the dreaded dungeons of medieval France, get ready for a wild ride!
Married to a man she doesn't love, Lisa lives a lie to saved her widowed mother from poverty. When she meets Owen, a steelworker from the wrong side of the tracks, heat sizzles between them, a passion that grows stronger with each stolen moment together. Lisa finds herself torn between her darkest desires and her family obligations.
Time Travel Sent back in time, Gwen must save her lover's life. She failed him once before. She can't fail him again. Previously published as "High Wind Rising", Dream Weaver was nominated for the CAPA the Cupid and the Psyche Awards.
Strange dreams haunt Gwen's sleep, of a lonely cabin in the woods and a tall, dark stranger she's never met. While visiting a restored village, Gwen is flung back in time and meets the man of her dreams!
All Christian wants to do is to practice medicine in the Pennsylvania wilderness. He doesn't want to deal with a crazy lady who shows up at his doorstep, claiming to be from the future. And the last thing he wants is to fall in love.
But Gwen and Christian can't deny their past or their future. They must deal with the dangers that threaten them...or die together.
In the midst of the French and Indian War, a time when no Englishman is safe, they find their love may not be enough to keep them together.
They were lovers from two different worlds, brought together by war, separated by a way of life.
"This is a tale reminiscent of "The Last of the Mohicans." Romantic Times
"...deeply satisfying..." Escape to Romance