Sunday, April 10, 2011

Celebrating An April Anthology From Eirelander Publishing

Today we're celebrating the April release of FOOL ME TWICE, an anthology from Eirelander Publishing with stories by Sandra K Marshall and Sandra Sookoo.

Sandra K Marshall worked 36 years in the aviation field before retiring to full-fill her dream of writing and being in print. She loves writing mystery romances, and she loves to travel, and she hopes to combine both with her real-life hero.

Sandra Sookoo is a writer of romantic fiction. Her portfolio includes historical, contemporary, sci-fi and paranormal romances. She loves to blend genres and spice them up and often times will add humor as well.

After catching the writing bug at the young age of ten, she's gone on to grow her unique writing style. She's a regular contributor for the Paranormal Romantic's blog and has a great time keeping things interesting at the Believing is Seeing blog.

When not immersed in creating new worlds and interesting characters, Sandra likes to read, bake and travel. Her favorite place to spend vacation hours is Walt Disney World. It's where dreams come true and the soul can play. That suits her just fine. Writing is her ultimate dream job.


FOOL ME TWICE - An Anthology with stories from Sandra K Marshall and Sandra Sookoo

A FOOL'S FOOL by Sandra K Marshall

Pranks are carried too far.

Kathy O'Reilly, a strong-willed woman doesn't allow men to walk over her or anyone else. When one of the co-owner's of Gagsters, Norm Jokes, is allowed to get away with playing pranks, she speaks up to her boss.

Jason Barrone, co-owner of Gagsters is attracted to his assistant and will not allow his best friend to cause him to lose her. Jason wants them to be friends because he doesn't want to have to make a choice of who goes and who stays.


Devastated after her fiancé dies in Iraq, Claudia Foster packs up her life and moves to the city of Indianapolis. She's a small town girl and she wants to lose herself in the noise, sites, and sounds of a place so foreign from her upbringing, nothing could possibly remind her of her guilt surrounding Andy's death. But fate has other plans.

Daniel Sorenson has put all thoughts of his brother Andy's death from his mind just to get through the day but running into Claudia again stirs up all the hidden feelings he has struggled so hard to hide. How can you love the girl who was supposed to marry your dead brother? How can that be normal?

As the two share their grief, they also share something deeper: laughter. But is it enough? Or will they spend their whole lives simply remembering Andy and never embrace the love that could be theirs if only they could have the courage to reach for it.


WIN - Leave one or both of the Sandras a question today and get your name in the hat for a copy of their new book. Please leave your email address so we can contact you if you are today's winner - Good Luck!


  1. Good morning and super congrats on the new anthology project!

    Please tell us about your stories in this anthology and what you two are currently working on.

    I know Sandra Sookoo is also celebrating the release of DRAGONS AT DAWN, please tell us about that one too!

    Hope FOOL ME TWICE is a big hit for you two! I really enjoyed the excerpts!

  2. Wow! I have never read any of y'alls work but I will be now! This looks like a super book! I wish you both a lot of luck in your writings!

    This is for both of y'all: What made you decide to be writers?

    Congrats again on the release!


    xiaguan at att dot net

  3. I have read books by both of you and have enjoyed them lots. How do you decide to do an anthology? Did the publisher ask? Or do you get together yourselves?
    debby236 at hotmail dot com

  4. Hmmm I think I did something wrong because my comment is not there. I have read both of your books and loved them. i was curious about the anthology. Did you get together through your publisher or did you decide to write this together?
    debby236 at hotmail dot com

  5. Congratulations on the new release. This question is for both ladies. What is your favorite genre to read and to write? If you had to choose only one author to read who would it be?

  6. Thank you, Author Island. Very pleased to be here.

  7. Melissa, my hubby prompted me to start writing because he felt it was more productive than reading. lol

  8. Hi Debby,
    Our publisher suggested some ideas for short stories, and we each came up with our own.

  9. Debby,

    Thank you for reading our books. I'm so glad you liked them.

  10. Sherry,
    My favorite genre is romantic suspense, and I read and write it.

    Favorite author in this genre is really a tough question. There are so many. I just finished a Lisa Scottoline titled LOOK AGAIN, which was very good.

  11. Thanks everyone! Remember Andy came about in answer to an open call with the publisher. I wanted to do a "friends to lovers" deal and this was the result :-) I adore this story.

    My favorite genre to read and write is historical romance and sci-fi romance, either sweet or erotic. But I do love doing paranormals and contemporary. I guess that's why I write across all genres because my brain needs more :-) So far I haven't had a complaint from a reader lol

    And yes, DRAGONS AT DAWN just released on Friday. It's the third in the Eight Realms series and follows secondary characters from Vegetarian at Midnight. There's an excerpt up at my blog from Friday and a snippet from today :-) I hope you'll all check it out!

  12. Hello Sandrax2!!

    I know you both write books in different lengths - which is a favorite?

    congrats on the anthology!

  13. Congratulations and best of luck on your anthology! What's next?

  14. How does it work? Two authors on the one book.

  15. The book sounds great. Congrats! This question is for Sandra. When I read the description of Remembering Andy, it gave me chills. Where did you come up with the idea? Thanks to both of you for the contest.

  16. Hi Ladies. I look forward to reading your stories. Good luck with your release.

    My question is, what are your writing schedules like?

  17. Both stories look fantastic! I want more of both :P

  18. Robin--I like writing all lengths. Depending on how in-depth the story is :-)

    PT--next for me is I'm trying to write a comedic short at the moment. We'll see how it goes. After that it'll either be the sequel to Wedgie Tales or a Regency spoof.

    Marybelle--we just happened to sign on to write shorts in the same theme and were put into the antho :-)

    Jen B--Where did I come up with the idea for Remembering Andy? Well, I'd been reading a whole bunch of military stories in the papers and watching the news. It got me thinking what if there was a guy in the military that held two other lives together. How would they remember; how would they go on :-) It made my editor cry, that's for sure.

    Linda--my writing schedule varies depending on other duties I have. Some days writing admin/promo takes up all my time. Some days it's working on edits for my books coming out. Sometimes I can writing in the am; sometimes it's the pm. All all depends on what else the day has in store.

    Hales--thanks for stopping by! :-)

  19. Wow! An anthology by two great authors. Muchos congrats Sandy and Sandie. Sell a million.

  20. Sorry I'm so late to the party. Yesterday was so beautiful here, the family and I spent just about all of it outside!

    Best wishes to both Sandras, your new book sounds great and both stories sound like wonderful love stories.

    I love anthologies because it's just a great way to find new authors to love.

    Do you two have plans to write together again?

  21. Thanks for coming by Robin. I prefer the longer books to write. It was very hard to write short, I had to rein back my secondary characters.

    Thanks, Pat. I'm working on a book set at an airline overhaul base. It's a romantic suspense.

    Marybelle, that's a good question. In this case, both of us were writing two separate short stories, so we didn't have to know what the other wrote. The publisher took care of the rest.

    Thanks, Linda. My writing schedule can be rather hectic at times. I work 10 to 12 hours some days, and then others I may only get a paragraph or two done. It depends on life. Smile.

  22. Thanks, Hales. Short stories really aren't my favorite to write, but I might do another. Grin.

    LOL Thanks, Gary. I hope we sell a million.

    Thanks for coming by, Katie. I'm late myself because I was at a writer's retreat over the weekend.

    Katie, it'll be up to our publisher whether Sandi and I do another anthology together.