About

I have been writing for over twenty-five 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 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. Additionally, I am working on Blood Instincts, a futuristic paranormal romance/urban fantasy and book two of the Blood at First Sight Series; 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 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.

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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/. 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

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

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

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

 

Featured Book Released on July 25th!

Directions of the Heart (genre: modern romantic drama collection)

Embark on a remarkable journey of drama, romance, and passion…

​In all of these amazing stories, there’s one burning question…is love worth the risk?

Without You

Reece and Jenna are two childhood friends separated by time and distance. Can they find a way to heal their bond, or perhaps forge a new one?

Strange Heat

Spurred by her friend’s close call, Victoria decides to take a risk and prove the lifestyle she led was her downfall. But as Tory sinks deeper into the tumultuous abyss of desire with the mysterious Rick, can she climb back out before it’s too late? Or does she even want to?

Memories

Struggling to run her family’s farm on her own, Sadie takes on a hired hand, Matt. As they grow closer, so does the danger. Someone wants her legacy. Can they combat this new threat, as well as the demons of the past, before Sadie loses everything, including her life?

A Touch of Dawn

Caitlyn thought she’d be in the dark forever. But with the light came Jack, the police consultant who found her. Can they take a journey of healing together, or will Caitlyn retreat into the darkness of her mind, where she lived for so long?

(CONTENT WARNING: With an abuse awareness theme in this collection, there may be triggers here for past trauma sufferers. However, HEAs are guaranteed.)

 

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New Review for DIRECTIONS OF THE HEART!

All my book reviews are here…

Check out a character interview for one of my books!

Find a full list 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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