About

I’ve been writing for over twenty-five years. From the tender age of nine, I knew I wanted to be an author. I spent most of my life trying to fulfill that dream. I began publishing in 2010, and was fortunate enough to be discovered 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 of 2015. Blue Vision, a science fiction romance and book one of the Code of Endhivar Series, was released in November of 2016. In February of 2017, Upon Your Love, book three of the Heiresses in Love Series, was released, along with The Missing Piece, a short new adult romance. In July of 2017, Directions of the Heart, a modern romantic drama collection, was released. The Heiresses in Love Trilogy is now complete, so a boxed set is available! 🙂 Blood Instincts, a futuristic paranormal romance/urban fantasy and book two of the Blood at First Sight Series, just released in May of 2018! Additionally, I am working on Chasing Ginger, a romantic comedy and book one of The Misfits Series; as well as several other collections, which I hope to release soon.

I have published 24 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.

Lesser Known Facts About Me:

  1. I love gel pens!

  2. My favorite color is hot pink.

  3. I adore beautiful landscapes, and colorful flowers, so if you tag me in such a pic on social media, you’ll have my eternal gratitude. 😉

  4. My idea of relaxation is curling up on the couch or in bed with a good book – preferably the hotties from J.R. Ward’s Black Dagger Brotherhood, or the awesome Merit from Chloe Neill’s Chicagoland Vampires series. In lieu of that option, I’m good with drooling over Jamie from the Outlander TV show too. **Fans herself**

  5. I’d love to have a house on the beach one day. With the white noise of the ocean in the background, maybe I’d get more writing done. LOL.

  6. My sense of humor tends to lean toward sarcasm.

The Many Worlds of(2)

I have published in the following genres:  historical romance, contemporary romance, paranormal romance, fantasy, romantic suspense, mystery/thriller, science fiction, dramatic fiction, 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, sci-fi, 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 features, or simply subscribe to my blogs at http://marielavenderbooks.blogspot.com/ and http://iloveromanceblog.wordpress.com/ (we celebrate romance in all its forms). 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 4, 2014!

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

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

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

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

Podcast/Radio Interview on Kim Smith’s Writer Groupie show – August 16, 2016 at 8PM EST

Radio Interview on Thorne & Cross: Haunted Nights LIVE! – April 6, 2017 at 8PM EST (a sneak peek of some paranormal books)

 My radio interview with host Mary Ellen Wilson – August 7th, 2017!

 

April 16th, 2018

 

 

 

Featured Book Released on May 30th!

Blood Instincts (genre: futuristic paranormal romance/urban fantasy)

Enter the Other World at your own risk…

What if you found out that you weren’t exactly…human?

Myah Sullivan is suddenly living that nightmare. There are Others in the world, dangerous, supernatural creatures that make her mind spin and cause her to question the reality she’s always known.

Oliver King is her savior, a vampire who tries to show her the way. Through her journey she learns far more than she ever thought she would about herself, and about the past. Soon, she discovers that there is so much more to meeting Oliver than mere happenstance.

Can Myah accept her new reality, or will she retreat into that normal, safe world she once thought was her own?

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New Review for BLOOD INSTINCTS!

All my book reviews are here…

Check out a character interview!

Discover a guest post related to this book!

Find a full list of my books here.

New Author Interview!

*For recent or past interviews and other features/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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  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.
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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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  5. I liked your comment about finding unexpected fans. I’ve had that some experience with my fantasy series.

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

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