Mandy's Musings

Ramblings of romance author Madeline Baker/Amanda Ashley

Saturday, July 29, 2023

Summertime and it's HOT

Well, July is just about gone. Already! I've been writing up a storm, since it's too hot to stay outside for more than a minute!
I finished one book titled FOREVER IN DARKNESS Really like this one, which features a vampyre, an Elf and an evil sorcerer. Here's the cover. I'm hoping to see it published early new year. This is one of my fav covers.

At the moment, I'm working on another book, currently titled SHADOWS OF ETERNITY. Love both of these stories, but then, I love them all.

I got the rights back to one of my older books, BEAUTY'S BEAST. It will be published in a few months. It has a new cover, which is lovely.

Can't wait for winter!

Monday, May 08, 2023

 Well, spring is here and my allergies are raging <G> The weather has been pretty nice, with rain every now and then. But it's getting warmer.

BOHANNON will be published in July. Can't wait.

I just finished a book with an Elf heroine and a vampire hero. I'm really happy with it. Hope it's as good as I think it is. Hoping to see it published by the end of the year, or January at the latest.

Our new Pomeranian puppy is so cute and sweet and cuddly. Funny, how quickly they worm their way into your heart. We named her Roxi but I keep calling her Lady, which was the name of my last Pom. I think I should have just named the new pup Lady 2.

Other than that, not much going on.

Hope life is being good to you.

Saturday, February 25, 2023

I love a rainy night

 Yes, I love the rain, but enough is enough. I think we've had more than our share this year, and there's more on the way. My tortoise is still hibernating in one of the upstairs bedrooms. No telling when it will get warm enough for her to emerge.

Amazingly, the tomato plant I planted last year is still growing and has tomatoes on it!

I'm thrilled with the cover of my next book, BOHANNON, a novel set in the Old West. 

I seem to be on a Western kick lately....with Kade and Zane already published in the last year.

Stay safe and dry wherever you are!

Tuesday, January 17, 2023

Happy 2023

 Well, here we are in 2023. Last year didn't end too well as I was sick over Christmas and missed it altogether. So.....we had our family Christmas in January.

My latest Morgan Creek book, Twilight Destiny, came out yesterday! The fan mail I've received so far is all good. Whew!

Later this month, my latest Baker historical, Zane, will be published. Love the cover.

I recently finished another historical which I hope to see published later this year.

Wishing you all a happy, healthy, prosperous, belated New Year!

Thursday, October 13, 2022

Fall is in the Air

 Well, it looks like the really, really hot days might be behind us. I'm happy to leave them there!

We went to Colorado for a week. I love it there. We went to the Garden of the Gods - what a great place - and to the Zoo, which was really fun. I got to feed a giraffe. Their tongues, long and black, are surprisingly soft. 

Of course, I have been writing up a storm.

The pub date for Midnight Enchantment is now November 4th.

The fourth Morgan Creek book, Twilight Destiny, will be out sometime in December.

I recently finished a Historical romance titled Zane. Not sure when it will be available.

My Muse seems to be in Western mode, because I'm currently working on another historical.


Saturday, August 20, 2022

 Well, I've had enough of summer! All this 90+ degree weather is getting me down. I am so ready for winter!

Excited for the release of Enchant the Dawn on August 23rd.

And for Midnight Enchantment in October. I love this book, this series, this hero, this cover! It's the 3rd book in the Enchant series and I think it's my favorite one. Witches, vampires, and a dragon. Who could ask for more?

My other fav series is the Morgan Creek Series - As Twilight Falls, Twilight, Dreams, and Twilight Desires, and now, book 4, Twilight Destiny. I love the hero in the first book, As Twilight Falls, and that's what prompted me to write the other 3 books <G> I just adore Rylan Saintcrow. I would happily write a 5th book if I could find a plot.

Hope you're having a wonderful summer.

Tuesday, July 12, 2022


 So, here we are in July. Unbelievable. I've been writing up a storm this past year. Lots of books being reissued with new covers. A couple of news one published or soon to be published.

Here's the list of the latest:

The Reckless Series              5/2

His Dark Embrace                5/16

Everlasting Collection           5/30

Bound by Night                      6/13

Bound by Blood                     6/27

Desire the Night                    7/11

Enchant the Dawn                8/23

Midnight Enchantment        10/2022

Twilight Destiny                   early 2023

Currently working on another western. You can get a peek at it on my web site at by clicking the Up and Coming link.

I went to see Top Gun and love, loved, loved it! Considering it's made over ONE BILLION DOLLARS worldwide, maybe they'll make another one. Okay by me.

Wishing you all a happy, safe, and blessed Summer.

                                       GOD BLESS AMERICA

Saturday, February 26, 2022

Busy, busy, busy

 Well, with the pandemic, I've had lots of time to write. Plus, I recently received the rights back to five of my older books. The following books will be published this year:

Tentative Pub Dates:

Secrets in the Night     3/21  New

As Twilight Falls           4/18

The Reckless Series    5/2

His Dark Embrace        5/16

Everlasting Collection   5/30

Bound by Night             6/13

Bound by Blood            6/27

Desire the Night           7/11

Enchant the Dawn        8/25    New

Midnight Enchantment  11/22  New

Hope all is well with you and yours.

Sunday, November 21, 2021

 So, KADE is being published tomorrow, November 22nd. I really like this story.

I recently got the rights back to six of my older books. Here's the cover for the first one, A Whisper of Eternity.

I just finished a new story. The hero is an Indian, who is also a vampire. The book practically wrote itself. Hope to see it published next year.

Hard to believe the year is winding down and Christmas is right around the corner.

Wishing you all a blessed and happy Thanksgiving!

Friday, September 10, 2021


 Hi ~ So, here we are in September already. My last Children of the Night book, Night's Illusion, was published last month.

Next up is a historical Western title Kade. It was really fun to travel back to the Old West again. Kade should be out in the next month of two!

Hope all is well in your corner of the world.