About

I have been writing for over twenty years.  From the tender age of nine, I knew I wanted to be an author.  I’ve spent most of my life trying to fulfill that dream.  I began publishing in 2010, and I was fortunate enough to be found by Solstice Publishing when they picked up and published my first historical romance novel, Upon Your Return (book one of the Heiresses in Love Series), in February of 2013.  The sequel, Upon Your Honor, was released in April of 2014 through Summer Solstice.  I also have a lighthearted romantic fantasy, Magick & Moonlight, that released in March of 2014 through Solstice Shadows.  Second Nature, a paranormal romance/urban fantasy and book one of the Blood at First Sight Series, was released in December of 2014 through Solstice Shadows.  A children’s fantasy titled A Little Magick, book two of the Magick Series, was released in July of 2015.  A contemporary romance, Second Chance Heart, was released in October. The final book in the Heiresses in Love trilogy, as well as a new work, a sci-fi romance and book one of the Code of Endhivar Series, were both just accepted by my publisher!:) Additionally, I am working on a romantic suspense collaboration and several anthologies, or “collections”, which I hope to release soon.

I have published 22 books under various pen names: Marie Lavender, Erica Sutherhome, Kathryn Layne and Heather Crouse.  I plan to re-release them all under the same name.  In the past, I had two short stories published in a private university publication.

The Many Worlds of(2)

I have published in the following genres:  historical romance, contemporary romance, paranormal romance, fantasy, romantic suspense, mystery/thriller, literary fiction and poetry.  If you check out the PROJECTS AND WRITING section of this website, you can see I don’t really keep to one genre or subgenre.  You’ll see comedies, historical tales, paranormal, science fiction, dystopian and time travel stories, as well as general romance. Crossing genres is not unheard of for me.  For more updates about my writing and my books, you can visit the UPDATES/NEWS section on this site, where you’ll find interviews, guest posts and other feature, or simply subscribe to my blogs at http://marielavenderbooks.blogspot.com/ and http://iloveromanceblog.wordpress.com/. I also run a guest author blog at http://marielavender.blogspot.com/. Additionally, I have a newsletter that will keep you updated! Sign up here to receive the next issue.

 Poets & Writers profile here!

“RADIO SPOTS”

July 2014 – radio interview on The Authors Show

My radio interview on Urban Nation Radio – September 4th, 2014!

Group author interview on ANY WHICH WAY BUT LOOSE with Bennet Pomerantz – The World of Ink Network show on Blog Talk Radio – November 8th, 2014!

Radio interview on Jami & Michele’s Cover 2 Cover show on Blog Talk Radio! – April 30th, 2015 @ 7PM EST

Radio Interview on Thorne & Cross: Haunted Nights LIVE! – July 9th, 2015 at 9PM EST

Radio Interview on Carol Graham’s Never Give Up Hope show – February 26th, 2016 at 6:30PM EST

 

Featured Book!

Second Chance Heart (genre: contemporary romance)

Second Chance Heart - final cover

After a wild storm forces her to take shelter in a small town inn, Dana Nelson thinks that all she has to worry about is a brief stay before she heads back to the city. She gets far more than she bargained for…

The last thing she expects is to run into an old flame, and even worse, the man who broke her heart twelve years ago. She’s sure that the only thing remaining between them is a strong attraction for another.

She can’t be more wrong…

The more time she spends with Vince Reynolds, the more she begins to believe she can trust him again. But, can she put her faith in the one man who captivates her, body and soul, or are some wounds too deep to heal?

New Review for SECOND CHANCE HEART!

 

Check out a character interview for one of my books!

Find the rest of my books here.

New Author Interview!

*For recent or past interviews and events, please see the Updates/News section of this site. 

You can also visit Marie Lavender’s author pages on Facebook, Twitter, Google+ and LinkedIn!
 
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  1. Congrats, Marie. What a fantastic new site! Happy you got your domain name…

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  2. Who doesn’t like a good romance.

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  3. You have really made your website here lovely and professional. I enjoyed myself and know that your book Upon Your Return is a great book with a fun storyline. You are a excellent author and I want to read more of your books when you write more.
    Pattimari Sheets Cacciolfi, THerapist, Author and VP of PnPAuthors

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    • Thank you so much, Pattimari! Upon Your Honor, the sequel, is out right now and I am working on the third book of the Heiresses in Love Series. Magick & Moonlight, a short romantic fantasy, is also out right now, and Second Nature, a paranormal romance/urban fantasy (and the first book in the Blood at First Sight Series), should be out either at the end of November or sometime in December. I should know very soon. :)

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  4. What a great looking site and you’ve got your own radio show! That’s fantastic. I agree, there are many men who love romance just as much as women and they shouldn’t be forgotten.

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  5. I liked your comment about finding unexpected fans. I’ve had that some experience with my fantasy series.

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  6. I sure enjoyed myself on your blog Marie. But what’s new~ I always do. I come often and tell friends about your lovely blog.

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  7. Nice. Stopped by for a look from PnP blog swap.

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  8. Brittany McKeown

    Congratulations Marie!!! I love the site and I can not wait to see what else you have under your sleeve..

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