Newest Release & Excerpt
Upon Your Return (Genre: Historical Romance)
Release Date: March 21, 2022
Summary: Award-winning Author Marie Lavender brings a captivating, passionate love story about a young heiress and a devilishly charming ship captain. All set in two coastal French towns…
Book Genre: Victorian Romance
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Heiresses in Love Series
Upon Your Return
A gasp broke through the stillness in the room. “Fara? Is everything all right?”
“There is an opera at the playhouse in town. Would it be too much trouble to attend this evening?”
He weighed the decision. They both knew she was in mourning, but it had been several months since her uncle’s passing. Despite the social norms of wearing dark garments, Fara didn’t conform on a regular basis, and she had begun to wear the colorful gowns she’d worn before the funeral. It couldn’t hurt to give her this one event, to allow her to enjoy herself. More than anything, he wanted to witness her smile again. It had been so long since he’d seen her look happy. “I can think of no reason not to go.”
“Oh, thank you!” She ran to him and embraced him. “You don’t know how difficult this has been. I have wanted to do something enjoyable for so long.”
“I know.” Aware of her sweet, appealing scent, he pulled back from her and tried to compose himself. “I will see if I can purchase tickets for the evening show.”
“Oh, my….” Her eyes grew wide with something he couldn’t read. “What will I wear?”
He laughed as she ran to search her wardrobe, calling for her nursemaid in mock panic.
That evening, they arrived for the first time together at a social event. The opera house was decked out in gold and alabaster pillars. The floors were covered with red velvet carpeting and the theater itself was elaborate with scrolled ironwork.
But Grant couldn’t keep his eyes off Fara. She wore a long velvet gown, plum colored with ivory trim. The torso of the gown fit close to her body and the material covering her bosom was heart shaped. Her hair was done up, but the locks fell close to her ears and gave a splendid view of her neck. And what was more, he felt as if they arrived as an affianced couple, even though he knew it was otherwise.
It felt so right to be with her.
2021 RELEASE AVAILABLE
Phenomenal Touch (Genre: Supernatural Romance/Anthologies or Collections/Boxed Sets)
Release Date: Februrary 12, 2021
Summary/Tagline: From light contemporary fantasy romance to space opera, to all out fangs and sensual moments, this starter set has everything a paranormal/fantasy/sci-fi romance book lover could want…
In this never-seen-before union of tales, you’ll discover three full mystical stories by Marie Lavender. Finally, a collection that fans can sink their teeth into! From light contemporary fantasy romance to space opera, to all out fangs and sensual moments, this starter set has everything a paranormal/fantasy/sci-fi romance book lover could want…
MAGICK & MOONLIGHT
Jessie hides her magickal secret to protect herself from Ethan, the town’s new resident. But she never imagined casting a simple spell could turn out so wrong, and oh, so right.
Brooke isn’t sure what to make of Colin, the mysterious stranger with those striking eyes in the cold Montana wilderness. But she gets way more than she bargained for when a vacation fling turns into danger for the whole planet.
Vampires are real! Not only must Desiree come to grips with that fact – plus the perils involved in such a discovery – but also, she must contend with her odd attraction to a strange creature named Alec. Plus, there’s the notion that her origins might be far different than she once thought.
Get your copy of a sexy, supernatural, specialty boxed set today!
Book Genre: Paranormal/Fantasy/Sci-fi Romance
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2020 RELEASES AVAILABLE
Second Nature (Genre: Paranormal Romance)
Release Date: December 14, 2020
Tagline: The more he learns about this unique human, the harder it is to deny what he wants.
Then, an old enemy surfaces and Alec is forced to make a choice…his life or hers.
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Chasing Ginger (Genre: Steamy Romantic Comedy)
Release Date: March 10, 2020
Tagline: With more attention than she ever imagined, how can she tell if this is real or a fantasy?
Book Genre: Steamy Romantic Comedy, Women’s Fiction, BBW/Curvy/Rubenesque Romance, Billionaire Romance
Similar to: a sexy version of Love Potion Number 9 meets Cinderella
Themes: Body Positivity, Kindness Matters
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Magick & Moonlight (Genre: lighthearted contemporary romantic fantasy)
Release Date: April 2, 2020
Tagline: Love spells are dangerous, even more so for those who cast them…
[**New edition, complete with a new scene!]
Love spells are dangerous, even more so for those who cast them…
Ethan Hamilton moves to a lazy little town in Oregon, hoping to escape his demons. Instead, he discovers a woman dancing nude in the moonlight. This woman who claims she is a witch dazzles him with her sensual presence. He thinks she’s crazy, but what if she’s not?
Jessie Anderson has been taught that her kind hides who they really are. And she has a problem on her hands. Someone knows her secret and she must do all she can to protect herself. What other choice does she have? Jessie casts a spell on a good man, a man with whom she can’t fight her attraction. The spell doesn’t work quite as planned.
Messing with free will is always a bad idea.
To top it off, Ethan’s treatment of her is so addictive. Deep down, she knows the effects will wear off, and yet his feelings seem genuine. It’s just a spell…right?
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The Missing Piece (Genre: new adult romance)
Release Date: February 29, 2020
Tagline: Can the biggest mistake of Aly’s life turn into the promise of new love?
When Alyssa wakes up in a strange place at school, she can’t remember what happened the previous night. A new friend, Justin, offers to help her out. As she makes discoveries that force her to accept a different reality, she finds herself drawn to Justin for a number of reasons.
Can the biggest mistake of Aly’s life turn into the promise of new love?
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Blue Vision (Genre: science fiction romance)
Release Date: December 1, 2019
Tagline: An undeniable connection…a dangerous secret.
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?
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