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Sneaky’s Interview of Ivy from Marie Lavender’s Romantic Drama Collection, Directions of the Heart

Ivy the cat from DIRECTIONS OF THE HEART visits this cool kitty blog!

Sneaky The Library Cat's Blog

Wow, Meow. I have another character cat of author Marie Lavender here with me today. What is your name, pretty cat?

My name is Ivy. 

Very mice name for a cat character. What book(s) have you appeared in? Please list them and their genre.

I appeared in Directions of the Heart. This is a modern romantic drama collection.

Are you in a series? If so, please give information about it.

Ivy’s human co-star, Victoria.

I’m not in a book series, but you could say there is a series since there are four different tales in the collection. I am only in one of them, however. That tale is titled “Strange Heat.” The story is about my owner, Victoria, who goes on a bizarre adventure when she pretends to be someone else for a week. One of the other stories in the collection includes a Golden Retriever. Uggh…dogs!

Debbie has…

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Book Lovers Tag

I talk about my reading preferences on the I Love Romance Blog…

I Love Romance Blog

Here’s a fun post for all. This is a Book Lovers Tag challenge. I came across this great tag over at D.G. Kaye Writer’s blog, where she invited anyone to join in. I thought it would be exciting to jump into the challenge, as besides being an author, I love reading romance novels (hence the blog’s namesake)! So, why not?

Do you have a specific place for reading?

Mostly, I read in bed, but now and then I cart one of my books to the living room or dining room and set up shop. And if I’m feeling really adventurous (this helps if we have pleasant weather, which is never a guarantee in Indiana), then I’ll sit outside on the patio and read to my heart’s content. 😉 Now and then, I actually read on the Kindle app on my tablet, but I’m more of a paperback/hardback kind of girl. The…

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UNSTOPPABLE MARIE LAVENDER

My interview on A.B. Funkhauser’s site! 🙂

A. B. Funkhauser, Author

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Interview: Marie Lavender!

A unique approach to an author interview, when Gloria Weber interviews me about superheroes! 🙂

Gloria Weber

Author Book Review.pngWelcome to my first ever evil experiment author interview!  This is something I’m hoping to do more often around here.  In the secret liar today we have superhero author Marie Lavender.  Marie, please introduce yourself!

Hello! My name is Marie Lavender, a.k.a the Mystic Mindbender, and I live in a small town in Indiana. I love writing about aliens, vampires, witches, ghosts, other beings and humans with super psychic powers. I believe that there’s a little “superhero” in all of us. I am also a book nerd and a total shopping freak.

Oh, I like that bit, “there’s a little ‘superhero’ in all of us.”  Might have to steal borrow it.  But, on the superhero note, who is your favorite hero?

One of my favorite superheroes from a book is Merit from Chloe Neill’s Chicagoland Vampires Series. I can totally identify with her quirky, kick-ass approach to things. And a former…

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THE OWL LADY PRESENTS GUEST AUTHOR: Bestselling multi-genre author Marie Lavendar, Part 2

A guest article on Viv Drewa’s blog!

Viv Drewa - The Owl Lady

mariealternate[1]People tend to ask writers where they get their ideas. I often have no clue how to answer that question. Perhaps it was the well-turned phrase of a dinner companion, an article I read, or even a film I watched. Maybe it didn’t come from any of those sources. It’s possible that I wanted to write about a specific topic, but I was waiting for the right opportunity to present itself. The dancing muse upon my shoulder whispered something in my ear, and then I had the audacity to shout, “Eureka! That’s perfect!”

I’m not the only writer who often sits back in awe of that miraculous crumb of a story. Where did it come from? It just appeared out of the ether. Maybe it crawled out of the corner of the wall there, from another dimension. Before I start to scare you, let me explain how the creative process…

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Marie Lavender – Insights from Experience.

A Time to Write - Fiona Tarr

Welcome Marie and thanks very much for joining us on atime2write.

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Q. You have over 19 books to your name, which is fantastic. When did you first publish your work? Was it self or traditionally published?

It was actually self-published at first. I published my first book in 2010. It was a literary fiction/poetry anthology titled Express Café and Other Ramblings. I went on to publish two subsequent literary fiction/poetry anthologies, all of which will be revised and re-released as Miss Lavender’s Anthology of Ramblings. So, look for that as a future release.

Q. So some of your work is traditionally published – how did you manage to get picked up by a publisher or agent?

Though I tried self-publishing, I held onto one manuscript for dear life, reserving it for traditional publishing. In 2011, I began submitting the manuscript to literary agents and publishers. In August of…

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NEW RELEASE – A Little Magick!

I am so excited to bring some awesome news to you today! A Little Magick, book two of the Magick Series as well as a kid’s fantasy, officially released today! Woo hoo! 🙂

A Little Magick - final cover

Here is the blurb for the book:

Little Rosie goes to stay with her uncle. There she meets some new friends…and some enemies. She doesn’t know that her emotions will trigger something unusual. So far from home, suddenly Rosie has become a full witch like her mother. For a time, it is great fun to use her powers the way she wants, but can Rosie figure out how to use these newfound powers for good or will she be lost to the dark side forever?

Here are the purchase links:

Amazon link: http://bookgoodies.com/a/B00YJSGE40

Smashwords: https://www.smashwords.com/books/view/547154

Barnes & Noble: http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/a-little-magick-marie-lavender/1122044476

Kobo: https://store.kobobooks.com/en-US/ebook/a-little-magick-magick-series-book-2

Add it to your Goodreads shelf:  https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/25652268-a-little-magick

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Please stop by the book release party today at https://www.facebook.com/events/366318156901133/  We’re giving away lots of cool prizes! 🙂

Great review for SECOND NATURE!

A new, wonderful review for SECOND NATURE!

Great review for SECOND NATURE!.

via Great review for SECOND NATURE!.

Author Interview on Rachael Stapleton’s blog

Fun interview on Rachael Stapleton’s blog!

I Love Romance Blog

Monday, January 12, 2015

Today I’m interviewing bestselling author Marie Lavendar who prefers a gel pen to a keystroke and a journal page to a computer.

When asked if she had any quirks she admitted that while she doesn’t write in the shower, she does find herself working on scenes in there. I had to agree…this happens to me all the time. 

SecondNature-final cover

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 the monster he appears to be. He seems so humanlike that she can’t help it when her emotions betray her, when her body betrays her. To make matters worse, she finds out more about herself than she ever wanted to know.
She was unlike any other…
Alec has a problem…

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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
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