Born in western Pennsylvania, Shirley Martin graduated from the University of Pittsburgh. She taught school for one year, then obtained a position as flight attendant with Eastern Air Lines. Based in Miami, she met her future husband there. After raising three sons, she devoted her time to writing, something she'd 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 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 lover of romance. Her books have been sold at Amazon and most major bookstores and have garnered great reviews.
A widow, Shirley lives in Birmingham, Alabama, with her two cats.
ONE MORE TOMORROW is a wonderful vampire romance. S.A. Martin has done a truly outstanding job of showing the tormented life of a vampire through her character of Galan. I also love the abilities she has bestowed on her vampires, they can enter any door without being invited, they can transport themselves anywhere, to any time period in which they lived and they have amazing strength. The characters are realistically portrayed, the story line is enthralling and the love between the two characters gives us all hope of a soul mate. I highly recommend ONE MORE TOMORROW to all lovers of romance.
In Miami, vampire Galen Kent stops a mugger attacking Bookworm's Delight store manager, Stephanie "Stevie" Novak. He offers to take her home, but she is wary of a stranger though she acknowledges he rescued her. A cop arrives who vouches that Galen is a good guy working as a police auxiliary. Reassured Stevie allows Galen to take her home, not realizing that he used his vampiric powers to coax the cop into praising him.
Unbeknownst to Galen, his clan leader Moloch observed the entire incident. Moloch does not comprehend why his selected replacement interceded and subsequently allowed a mortal to live. He plans to watch what develops and if necessary kill his ward and drink Stevie's blood. As Galen begins to court Stevie, he knows why she is in his blood as he has waited for a millennium for the reincarnation of his beloved Linette and now that she is here, he will do whatever it takes to keep her safe from his mentor and others as well as find a way for them to be together forever.
Vampire romance fans will not want to miss the delightful ONE MORE TOMORROW, a fine tale starring two star-crossed lovers and the evil that shadows their every step. Galen is an admirable soul who drinks blood from only criminals while Stevie is a courageous person wondering if she truly loves the vampire. Although Moloch seems too intelligent and malevolent not to recognize the essential goodness of his apprentice (one can soundly counter argue that it goes against his blood to believe a vampire would love instead of hunt a human), readers will want more tales like this strong love story.
Galen hates what he has become. He is a very old vampire and he longs for the time when he could feel the warmth of the sun. He hates his life in the darkness. He has lost so much but still he lives. Then he meets a mortal that is going to change his life. But, the decision he makes in that one moment-to spare Stephanie "Stevie" is witnessed by the clan leader Moloch. Galen isn't aware of it but he has finally found the one soul he is met to love for all time. Linette who is Stevie. Will Galen be allowed this happiness or will evil end it for all time?
Stevie is on her way home from work late one night when she is set upon by a mugger. Her life is rescued by the handsome but mysterious Galen Kent. Life for Stevie has changed since this meeting. She is feeling sever fatigue, and her dreams are intense as is the attraction she feels for Galen. But, why does she never see him in the light of day? Why is he so secretive? And does she really need the answers to these questions or does she trust him totally? Will Stevie finally find the love and acceptance she has been looking for her entire life and will she be able to hold it close or will evil take it all away from her?
This was an emotional read. Ms. Martin has created a very interesting characters and a compelling romance that is very touching and...romantic. This is not your usual vampire romance.
Galan was a very old vampire and hated what he had become, always having to hunt down his next meal and living in darkness. Stephanie Novak worked in a downtown book store called The Bookworms Delight and had finished work later than she usually did. Stephanie locked the door to the book store and started to walk to the bus stop when out of the ally jumped a man with a gun who demanded her valuables. Stephanie was very afraid and could not stop shaking, then suddenly the gun went flying out of the thief's hand and a man punched the thief in the face and then he was out cold. Stephanie was not sure if she was safe yet, this stranger could also be out to hurt her. Galan held out his hand and introduced himself as someone that helps the police sometimes, which explained why he was out so late. Galan handed Stephanie his cell phone, advising her to call the police, she felt no hesitation in doing as he asked. While they where waiting for the police to arrive Stephanie looked at Galan very closely and found him to be very well dressed and devilishly handsome. Galan was also very much attracted to Stephanie. Will Galan tell Stephanie his secret?
This book was well written and had some action as well as a villain that made you want to pull the covers over your head. The plot was very well thought out with some really great insight into each character's feelings. Ms. Martin has written an enchanting book with the charm of a fairy tale and an ending of pure gold. This Reviewer gives this great read a Five Angel rating.