Mandy's Musings

Ramblings of romance author Madeline Baker/Amanda Ashley

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. 

Wednesday, August 25, 2021

The Latest News

 Hi ~ Hope you're all having a wonderful summer. Hard to believe it's almost September. Can Christmas be far behind?

Night's Illusion, the 8th and final book in my Children of the Night series, is available now in print and ebook from Kensington Publishing and Amazon.

I've recently published two other books - In the Dark of the Night and Surrender the Dawn.

My next book, Kade, is a historical western which will hopefully be published by the end of the year or early in 2022. 2022, wow! Where does the time go?

Stay safe!

Sunday, May 16, 2021

A quick hello

Just stopped by for a quick hello. Not much happening here. Had a lovely Mother's Day with my family. Lots of laughs, good food, hugs. Who could ask for more?

Glad to finally be back at church, masks and all.

I've been working on a western, first one in a long time. Hope I haven't lost my touch!

Still waiting for In the Dark of the Night to be published. Apparently there was a snag in converting it to Amazon due to the pandemic in India! If all goes well, it should be out at the end of this month.

I have another book titled Surrender the Dawn in the pipeline. No pub date for this one yet.

The 8th and final book in my Children of the Night series, Night's Illusion, will be published in September. Could be available in August.

Wishing you all a happy Spring!

Thursday, January 07, 2021

 Well, here we are, in a brand new year. Someone on Facebook posted a note that said she'd tried the 7-day free trial of 2021 and she wanted her money back. I have to admit, it doesn't look good so far.

On the bright side, In the Dark of the Night will be published in a month or two or three.  This is one of my very favorite stories and favorite heroes.

Night's Illusion will be out in August. Sadly, I think this will be the last Children of the Night book.

At the moment, I'm contemplating a historical romance. I haven't written one in quite a while. Hope I haven't lost my touch!

Hope your holidays were happy and that you and your family are staying safe.