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Mama Wolf Howling For The Kids

Wednesday, May 16, 2012


Authors, by the very dynamics of being authors, are for the most part,

solitary creatures, so when the words we weave in the depths of our busy imaginations

make waves in the real world, we're shocked, speechless, and toddling around on the top of the world.
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I only JUST learned The One Hundred Romances Project did an actual review of IN FROM THE COLD one my Muse It Up Releases...

That alone would have had me

circumnavigating the surface of our world, but to also be told I MADE the top 100 favorites for the entire 2011 year...

But there's more...I am only one of the authors

Muse It Up Publishing releases each year. Our publications took  a staggering ELEVEN of the top placements...with one of our authors claiming THREE and another claiming TWO.

I am beyond

proud to be a part of this gifted it is an honor to share our winners here and with all of you.

Taking position # 8 is our soother of all nerves through her musical offerings to us while bestowing upon the the reading world Greece at it's most powerful

VIVIANE BRENTANOS, with her book

WRITTEN IN STONE, cover by Muse's Queen Cover Art Goddess, Delilah K. Stephans. Adult Content: What is a girl to do when dumped five days before her planned ‘wedding of the century?’ Go on her honeymoon, of course. 

But Viviane is far from done. Taking position #25  is

COLD, COLD, HEART, cover also by Queen Delilah K. Stephans. ADULT CONTENT:Who is Daniel Hayes? Why does a man who has everything - fame, fortune and the world at his feet feel so empty? What is his interest in Rachel Warner, a girl from a quiet Home Counties English town? 

Positon #34 is claimed by Jolie Pethel and her book

PAINTED JEZEBEL, cover by The Queen's right hand Cover Art Goddess Suzannah Safi.
Publicist Finn Mackenzie has always been lucky, until an ill-fated affair with a vindictive writer leaves him one chance for redemption: a spectacular public appearance by the elusive best-selling romance author, Jezebel Jinx.

Following closely at her footsteps is our illustrious champion

Christine London and the first of her THREE winners,

WHEN WE WERE AMAZING, cover by Queen Delilah
When tragedy nearly destroys Brian's family wine business, can this reluctant young heir forfeit his dreams and online love to save it? 

Placing her roots down in the 63rd position is

Karen Coté, (have you heard of our Coté Comet?...Well no surprise that here she is," with her debut Muse release

EROTIC DECEPTION, cover created by Suzannah Safi
ADULT CONTENT: Told she’d never have children…abracadabra, she’s pregnant. Would the man she loved disappear when he found out? 

The Queen takes position 72 for the book she WROTE, created the cover for, and sailed into the top spots all over the publishing world, Delilah K. Stephans and her

ADULT CONTENT: Add one sexy ghost and a paranormal researcher together and sparks fly.

Back for her second trip into the top one hundred is our Christine London with

HOG WILD, cover by Her Majesty the Queen
ADULT CONTENT: Will the hard driving, salty tongued gorgeous mechanic Kyle Matthews relies upon to fix his Harley be able to mend his heart, as well? 

And now, sneaking in to the 75th spot, is me, L.J. Holmes, with my erotic tome

IN FROM THE COLD, cover by our Queen, Delilah K. Stephans, and co-starring, Timp the lovable imp of a cat.
ADULT CONTENT:Mari loves men who are intimately communicating with the Grim Reaper, like her only mountain neighbor, ninety-plus year old Hector. Twelve years and now she's enjoying her solitude, till Hector ups and dies.

Dragons, dragons claim the hot 77th placement spot with

Antonia Tiranth's

dragon epoch,

KELLAN'S DRAGON, cover by...yep The Queen.
No parents, No history, and Linked to a Dragon that hates me - Am I having fun yet?

Frank Scully is our master

of mystery and

RESURECTION GARDEN (winner of the 2010 P&E Readers Poll Awards) taking position 86 is no surprise to those of us following his masterful way of holding us in the grip of his prose while forcing us to wrongly unravel the mysteries he plots before us. Cover for this book...well can you guess who? Right again...the Queen.
Jake Turner, a man who travels alone with a reputation he would like to leave behind, is a target for ruthless killers who want to stop him from solving a murder. And that’s the least of his problems. 

And finally claiming her THIRD top 100 spot at #88 is Christine London again with the very powerful 2012 EPIC Ariana Award Finalist...

SHADOWS STEAL THE LIGHT, and yeah, her cover is by the Queen too.
It’s love at first sight for rock star Colin Dunlow when he runs into sultry jazz singer, Jenna Lindstrom, with a few complications. The woman of his dreams hates rockers and there’s someone who wants him dead.

So there you have it, and all of our books are available at the Muse It Up Bookstore as well as Amazon, Barnes and Nobles and wherever the best in print and e-books are available.

Before I happily send this out to the world with the pride of a Muse Author in such powerful company, I must also take note of Muse Author's that won placements for their NON-Muse releases at well.

Viviane Brentanos'

FRAGILE DREAMS took 6th Place.

At #87 by

Rochelle Weber,


To the reviewers over at THE ONE HUNDRED ROMANCES PROJECT thank you for honoring our work with your recognition.

We have a motto here at Muse that we work very hard to adhere to...

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The One Hundred Romances Project
has helped us take eleven giant steps towards that dream.


Cyrus Keith said...

Just when you think Muse can't possibly obtain another award, look what happens. Every day I'm more and more honored to be in such company. Look what Lesa hath wrought. That's better than 10% of the Top 100. How many other houses even had authors make the cut? 'Tis magic at its best, people.

Anonymous said...

CONGRATS to everyone!

Gail Roughton said...

Well, I'm not surprised a bit. Either that you're on the top 100 list or that you didn't know it till somebody told you!

Lin said...

You know me so well, Gail. Both Kat and I learned reviews had been done for our books last summer and we didn't have a clue.

Christine London said...

Congrats all and thanks for spotlighting the work, Lin. You rock!
Christine London

Penny Ehrenkranz said...

Congratulations to all of our winners! How very exciting for you and for our Muse family. Just goes to show what a talented group of authors we have here. I'm very proud to have been part of that process as the line editor for a few of these winners!