I’m a hybrid author, having dabbled in both traditional and indie publishing realms. I’ve been writing for over twenty-five years. From the tender age of nine, I knew I wanted to be a novelist. I spent most of my life trying to fulfill that dream. I began publishing in 2010, and was fortunate enough to be discovered when a publishing company picked up and released 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 got the rights back from my former publisher. In January of 2020, I signed a contract with Foundations Books for the title’s second edition release. Upon Your Return released on November 23, 2020. 😉 Foundations is also eager to take on the rest of the book series…
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. I received the rights back, and the second edition is now available. 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. The final book of the Heiresses trilogy is currently out of production, as is the boxed set, and my new publisher plans to take that on as well. The second edition of The Missing Piece was released in February of 2020. 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, was released on March 10, 2020. In other news, in February 2021, Phenomenal Touch, a supernatural romance boxed set, came out on the market. I’m also tackling a romantic mystery collection titled First Target; as well as several other collections and series projects, which I’ll release in the future.
I have published 21 books under various pen names: Marie Lavender, Erica Sutherhome, Kathryn Layne and Heather Crouse. I plan to relaunch them all under the same author name. In the past, two of my short stories were published in a private university publication.
Lesser Known Facts About Me:
I love gel pens!
My favorite color is hot pink.
My sense of humor tends to lean toward sarcasm.
I have published in the following genres: historical romance, contemporary romance, paranormal romance, romantic comedy, 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.
July 2014 – radio interview on The Authors Show
My radio interview on Urban Nation Radio – September 4, 2014!
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
April 18, 2020 – Chat and Spin RADIO on the Weekend Show with Ron Clark and Ian Johnson
(my interview is 47 minutes into this clip)
December 9, 2020 – Facebook Live video/Q&A Session
Featured Book Released on February 12th, 2021!
Phenomenal Touch (genre: supernatural romance, boxed set)
MAGICK & MOONLIGHT
Get your copy of a sexy, supernatural, specialty boxed set today!
Heiresses in Love Series, book 1 Relaunched on February 12th, 2021!
Upon Your Return (genre: historical romance)
Award-winning Author Marie Lavender brings excitement and passion to two coastal France towns in this captivating love story about a young heiress and a devilishly charming ship captain.
After being raised to believe that love is just a frivolous endeavor, French heiress Fara Bellamont has always kept her dreams of adventure and discovering a soul-searing passion to herself. So, when Captain Grant Hill makes his grand entrance into her life by way of rescuing her one fateful night, she knows she’s in trouble. He completely steals her heart.
But, as far as society is concerned, he’s also not a suitable husband.
Check out a character interview!
Discover a guest post related to this book!
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.
Discover a book trailer an awesome designer – Creatif Angel – did for my sci-fi romance!
And here’s another, albeit a shorter one!
Universal reader link: https://books2read.com/u/bpEJZW
New book cover for Second Nature!