Mandy's Musings

Ramblings of romance author Madeline Baker/Amanda Ashley

Wednesday, January 23, 2019


I've heard of some ripoffs in my day. But here's a new one. I got a letter from Spectrum today informing me that in mid-February we would be losing the Movie Channel and Cinemax .

I called and asked if that meant my bill would be less and was informed that even though I would be getting fewer channels, my bill would remain the same. 

However, if I wanted to keep these two channels, I could pay an additional $9.99 per channel. 

This seems totally unfair to me. You'd think, if we was getting fewer channels, our bill would be less. But no, we'll be paying the same amount for less. I ask you, does this seem fair?

I currently pay $119.99 for all the premium channels. Now, if I want to keep these two, I'll have to pay $139.99. That's an extra $239.76 a year!!!!!
Not happening!

I am, to say the least, upset!!!!!!!!!!  Perhaps a long soak in a hot bubble bath with help. But I doubt it!

Mad Mandy, really Mad!

Sunday, January 13, 2019

So,  here we are, already in the middle of 2019. I'd love to say I have some exciting news to share, but, unfortunately, I don't. Of course, no news is considered good news, so I've got no complaints.

I'm looking forward - way forward - to the publication of my next book, HOLD BACK THE DAWN. I've written a lot of books and this is one of my favorites. I also love the cover.

I'm currently finishing up my current work-in-progress, which has been really fun to write. No idea when it will be published, as I haven't yet submitted it to my editor at Zebra. Hopefully, she'll love it.

You can read excerpts from Hold Back the Dawn, as well as from all my other books at and

You can also enter my monthly contest for a chance to win an autographed book.

I hope you have a wonderful, blessed, happy, healthy New Year.