Archive for the 'Texas Tea' Category



Saturday, October 8th, 2011
My Titles with Aspen Mountain Press

With a heavy heart, I have decided to remove the buy links for all my titles with Aspen Mountain Press from my website, along with their covers. There is a considerable amount of chaos and legal issues between AMP and it’s staff and authors and a lot of concern over future royalties and rights. Until those issues are settled, I’m considering these works to be “in limbo” and will decide on their fate when the current AMP chaos shakes out.

I am not willing to discuss the details but you can certainly Google the publisher and see the public posts of the various happenings.

This is very sad for me since AMP was my first fiction publisher and I’ve been with them since the beginning.

Sunday, November 2nd, 2008
Del Fantasma: Texas Tea – New Reader Review

I stumbled across a great reader review for Del Fantasma: Texas Tea from KatherineT, a participant in the eHarlequin.com boards.

She says: Though I found this story started out rather awkwardly, it picked up interest and pace and I really enjoyed meeting Lara and Matt aka Texas. Lara’s sees herself as an outcast because of her abilities to see and speak to ghosts. Sharing her gift with others has only led her to heartache. Matt is a shape shifter; his other spirit half is Coyote; and he’s too is afraid to reveal his secret for fear of rejection. But something inside both Lara and Matt make them recognize that they are mates. This instinct is so powerful they cannot resist. Matt was adorable in both his shapes; human and coyote. It took me a bit to warm up to Lara, but she came through. I liked that Ms. Anderson allowed the sexual tension to build and the two didn’t make love until almost the end of the book. And wow, the lovemaking was scorching!

You can see her review in person at the eHarlequin.com website. You don’t have to be registered to read them, only to post.

Thank you, KatherineT!

I love to read opinions and reviews of my stories for anyone and everyone. If you’ve posted a review I don’t know about, please let me know!

Monday, April 14th, 2008
Texas Tea is a 2008 Fantasm Award WINNER!

I’m thrilled to announce that my first published story, Del Fantasma: Texas Tea has WON the 2008 Fantasm Award for Best Shapeshifter (Non-Wolf) Romance!!

Check out the award winners on the award blog!

Del Fantasma: Texas TeaPublisher: Aspen Mountan Press
Genre: Paranormal, Coyote Clans, Del Fantasma Continuity Series
Sexuality: Male/Female
ISBN: 978-1-60168-052-5
Release Date: August 17, 2007
Length: Novella
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Photographer Lara Saunders has a lifelong secret – she can see and hear ghosts. When she was rescued from a near drowning by the ghost of a lighthouse keeper, he set her on a mission to document historic lighthouses and the lives of their keepers so they were not forgotten. Now on her third book in the series, Lara has arrived in San Diego to document the Old Point Loma Lighthouse but hasn’t counted on becoming the target of Cody Warren, the matchmaking owner of the Del Fantasma bar. Or falling in love with a handsome Park Ranger whose secret is even more strange than her own.

Saturday, March 22nd, 2008
Del Fantasma: Texas Tea got Four Klovers!

Jennifer at CK2S Kwips and Kritiques has given Del Fantasma: Texas Tea four klovers and says, in part:

I am not really drawn to ‘ghost stories’. I don’t know why, it’s just not something I’m really into. I don’t dislike them, they are just not usually top of my list unless the plot looks very interesting or the author is one I enjoy. DEL FANTASMA: TEXAS TEA meets both requirements. New author Maura Anderson makes the writing craft look easy with her first published story, and doubtless earned herself a following of her own fans with this sexy little story.

You can read the entire review on the CK2S Kwips and Kritiques website.

Thank you so much, Jennifer!

Tuesday, March 11th, 2008
Alternative Reads Reviewed Del Fantasma: Texas Tea!

The wonderful WitchGiggles said (in part):

This is a story with all the elements; distrust, fear, lust turning to trust, love and acceptance, good sex scenes and fully rounded characters. Great fun to read.

You can read the full review on the Alternative-Read review blog but you should read some of the other reviews as well – it’s a great review site and I love their takes on different stories.