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. By June of 2019, I was looking for a new home for UYR, as I just got the rights back from my publisher. In January of 2020, I signed a contract with Foundations Books for the book’s second edition release. Hope to have it out soon! 😉 Foundations is also set to take on the rest of the book series.
The sequel to Upon Your Return, Upon Your Honor, was released in April of 2014 through Summer Solstice. Now the rights have been handed back to me, and my new publisher is looking at it. I also have a lighthearted romantic fantasy, Magick & Moonlight, which 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. The second edition came out in December of 2019.
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. Blood Instincts, a futuristic paranormal romance/urban fantasy and book two of the Blood at First Sight Series, came out in May of 2018. Additionally, Chasing Ginger, a romantic comedy and book one of The Misfits Series, is set to release on March 10, 2020. I’m also tackling a romantic mystery collection titled First Target; as well as several other collections, which I plan to release soon.
I have published 20 books under various pen names: Marie Lavender, Erica Sutherhome, Kathryn Layne and Heather Crouse. I plan to re-release them all under the same author name. In the past, I had two short stories published in a private university publication.
Lesser Known Facts About Me:
I love gel pens!
My favorite color is hot pink.
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. 😉
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** Always on the lookout for a new hero, or even a kick-ass heroine to fall in love with as a reader! ♥
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.
My sense of humor tends to lean toward sarcasm.
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.
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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! – April 6, 2017 at 8PM EST (a sneak peek of some paranormal books)
My radio interview with host Mary Ellen Wilson – August 7th, 2017!
Radio Interview on Thorne & Cross: Haunted Nights LIVE! – August 30, 2018 at 8PM EST
Featured Book Released on December 1st!
Blue Vision (genre: science fiction romance)
Brooke Sanders just wants to get away from her life for a while. A remote cabin in Montana fits the bill. She doesn’t expect to encounter a mysterious stranger with unusual blue eyes, or events that cannot be explained…
Colin Fielding is on a mission – scout a planet and return home to Endhivar. Such a simple plan. Except fate has a twisted sense of humor. This human calls to him, every part of him, like the call of a true mate, and he can’t deny the connection as he gets closer to her.
Little do they know, someone is out to do them harm, as well as the world Brooke holds so dear. Can they stop what’s coming before it’s too late? Or will the universe lose a perfect gem?
NEWS ABOUT THIS TITLE –
December 1st, 2019 – Blue Vision gets revised and republished on all sales channels.
January 2nd, 2020 – Blue Vision nominated for the book cover of the month contest on AllAuthor. You can still vote! 😉
January 1st – 14th – Blue Vision nomination, voting begins for the Critters Annual Readers Poll for titles published in 2019. – Vote for my sci-fi romance in the Romance and Science Fiction categories! ♥
RESULTS: TOP 10 FINISHER IN BOTH
Check out a character interview!
Vote for one of my beautiful book covers in the Cover of the Month Contest on AllAuthor!
Find a full list of my books here, or go straight to ‘My Books’ page on this website.
Here’s one featured in Womelle Magazine! (https://www.womelle.com/magazine/view/January-2019 – to view my interview on page 32 for free, click ‘view online’ to the right side of the page).
Check out my awesome romance blog, where we have book spotlights for authors, interview both authors and characters, feature guest posts about romance, have special posts like series features and giveaways, and even do book reviews!
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