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Free Days for Second Nature!

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Hi, readers! Just wanted to pop in and let you know that Second Nature, a paranormal romance/urban fantasy which is also book one of the Blood at First Sight Series, will be free today through Monday! How awesome is that?

It is free on Amazon Kindle right now. Yay!

So, mark your calendars, get your copy while you have a chance, and tell all your friends!  🙂

You can also join the Facebook event for a chance at other cool prizes!

Remember, it’s Thursday through Monday, May 14th to the 18th! Here’s some more info about Second Nature, a book I am particularly excited about.

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Blurb:

She never expected it…

Desiree Edwards has a problem. She’s been attacked, kidnapped and forced to get along with a vampire of all things. It’s something right out of the story books she reads, or her worst nightmare. But, sometimes he’s not…

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Upon Your Return discount!

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Hi, readers! I just wanted to draw your attention to this awesome bit of news. Upon Your Return, book one of the Heiresses in Love Series, will be going up on Amazon Kindle at discounted rate from May 11th to the 15th! Yay!

The sale will start at 99 cents and gradually go up from there.

So, mark your calendars, get your copy while you have a chance, and tell all your friends!  🙂

You can also join the Facebook event for a chance at other cool prizes!

Remember, it’s Monday through Friday! Here’s some more info about Upon Your Return, my first historical romance, a work I am particularly proud of.

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Blurb:

Fara Bellamont has been back in society for a year after leaving Cluny Abbey, where her uncle sent her long ago. When he chooses a suitor for her for marriage, she fears that she will…

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Guest Post: Author Marie Lavender

Find out about my journey and writing process here on Michael Aronovitz’ blog!

Michael Aronovitz's Blog

My Note: Marie Lavender is a phenomenal writer of romance fiction. She is the consummate professional, and I am quite fortunate to have made her acquaintance. I find romance and horror to be strangely similar actually, first by way of structure. The hiding of things, whether for the purpose of seduction or suspense, plays similarly. Also, the biggest motivation for both genres is love, as romance stories tease with what you can’t have and horror tales toy with what you are terrified to lose.

So Marie, I am proud to have you visit The Author’s Graveyard, and I would ask that you pick a plot. Put up a marker. Etch something into the stone!   

A Writer’s Journey and Process by Marie Lavender

Hi, readers! I met Michael when he stopped by my guest author blog, Writing in the Modern Age, for an interview early this month. I’d like to…

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LOVIN’ THE VAMPIRE: MARIE LAVENDER

Check out a fun interview on A.B. Funkhauser’s site as well as a spotlight for SecondNature!

LOVIN’ THE VAMPIRE: MARIE LAVENDER.

via LOVIN’ THE VAMPIRE: MARIE LAVENDER.

A Short and Sweet Five Star Review!

I just stumbled across Cindy’s review of Second Nature on Amazon. How exciting! Thank you, Cindy!  🙂

5.0 out of 5 stars This book was a gift for an honest review, February 25, 2015
This review is from: Second Nature (Blood At First Sight Book 1) (Kindle Edition)
I just loved this book. I will be keeping this in my library to read again. Marie Lavender has written a great book. Can’t wait to read more of her books. Buy this book you will not regret it. If you love Vampires you’ll love this one.
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Woo hoo! Thanks again, Cindy!  ♥
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Double Reviews for Second Nature!

Yay! Two new reviews for Second Nature!

I Love Romance Blog

Great news! I just found two new awesome book reviews for Second Nature, my latest paranormal romance/urban fantasy release!  Yay! Here is one from Crystal’s Many Reviewers site:

I’ll go ahead and admit it. Ever since Twilight, I’ve been a sucker for the forbidden human/vampire romance. That’s what attracted me to this book, and I was not disappointed.

Desiree has lost in love big time. She found her husband with another woman and now has supported her own sister in getting married and expecting a baby. She’s happy for the people in her life who deserve and get love, but finds herself wishing it could be for her. Alec is a vampire. He’s old, and has a system for getting his needs met. But when Desiree comes into the picture, she turns his world upside down. Can they make this unconventional love and passion work? Or is it doomed…

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5 Star Review for LEATHER AND LACE

Awesome new review for Leather and Lace!

I Love Romance Blog

I am so happy to have stumbled across this awesome five star review for Leather and Lace, a romantic suspense book published under my alternate pen name, Erica Sutherhome! Here is the brief, however lovely review:

5.0 out of 5 starsRomance and Action, January 19, 2015
This review is from: Leather and Lace (Paperback)
Quite a mixture of romance, danger, erotic romance, love, and action. Patrick is a detective and Angie is a stripper. He sees something in Angie that intrigues him, and he is falling for her, hard; but Angie is keeping a secret from him. The story is well-written and quite enjoyable. Both characters, Patrick and Angie warmed my heart. I loved it.
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Book release party on Facebook!

Drop by the book release party for Second Nature, my new paranormal romance/urban fantasy book, today! There will be lots of giveaways and prizes! It will run for 12 hours and you have up to 24 hours to leave comments in order to compete for prizes. So, make sure to take a few moments and drop in! We’d love to have you there!  🙂

https://www.facebook.com/events/732919843454312/

SecondNature-final cover

Purchase Links:

Universal Amazon: http://bookgoodies.com/a/B00Q7FWIWA

http://solsticepublishing.com/second-nature/

Link to print book: https://www.createspace.com/5131233 

New 5 star review for Upon Your Honor!

I just found this 5 star review for Upon Your Honor on Goodreads! Yay!

http://smarturl.it/uponyourhonor

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Pattimari‘s review

Dec 02, 14


Upon Your Honor is a book I bought, read, and think is an outstanding story with a great author. I was impressed and happy to know that this author had more books to buy and read. Marie keeps her reader entertained and feeling all the characters actions. She has a way with allowing the reader to visualize exactly what the character looks like and feels.
Great job Marie.
-Pattimari Sheets Cacciolfi, Therapist, Author, and VP of PnPAuthors

New awesome four star review for UYH!

Check out a new review for Upon Your Honor, book 2 of the Heiresses in Love Series!

I Love Romance Blog

Just found this great four star review for Upon Your Honor! http://www.amazon.com/review/R2SANRPZG2E305/

The details are below:

Upon Your Honor

4.0 out of 5 starsTransport yourself in time and place!, November 15, 2014
This review is from: Upon Your Honor (Kindle Edition)
Author Marie Lavender creates an epic novel, as her characters travel from the docks of New York City, in 1881, to New Orleans. Via carriage, ship, or horse, Chloe Waverly attempts to escape the clutches of her unwanted fiancé, Lamonte Beckett, with the help of Gabriel Hill.

Having already suffered the loss of her mother, the death of her father leaves Chloe at the mercy of society and the whim of a man who claims her father intended they marry. Unwilling to commit herself to a loveless relationship, Chloe stows aboard a merchant ship making it’s way to New Orleans. The telling of her daring escape is exciting and one of the…

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