Great job Marie.
I just stumbled across Cindy’s review of Second Nature on Amazon. How exciting! Thank you, Cindy! 🙂
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I stumbled across this wonderful Amazon review for Second Nature, my new paranormal romance/urban fantasy book and the first book in the Blood at First Sight Series! 🙂
Alec and Desiree are in love. The complicating factor is that he is a vampire and she is human. Alec exists on human blood, other food makes him ill, he must avoid sunlight, and he will live forever. Desiree is human. She loves wine and food, she sleeps at night, and she is mortal.
Can a human love a vampire?
I suppose all who have seen Twilight feel they know the answer to this question, but Lavender raises it anew in Second Nature. Can two very different creatures find happiness? Or is their relationship doomed to exist solely on a physical level.
On one level, this a straight romance, and, as a romance, it succeeds. It is fast moving, interesting, and very romantic. The reader comes to like the characters and roots for them to work things out so that they can be together. The fact that one of characters is a vampire, simply introduces new complications to the developing relationship
On another level, the book explores the nature of relationships. Can opposites attract? Can two very different people (or creatures) be happy together, or is eHarmony on the right track, claiming that we are most happy with those who are similar to us? Seldom do we find a romance that deals with weightier issues, but Lavender does this, and she does it in a light-hearted, unobtrusive manner.
A racy story and food for thought. Quite a combination.
David Burnett for the Kindle Book Review
I received a copy of the book in exchange for a fair and unbiased review.
Fun interview on Rachael Stapleton’s 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.
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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A fun interview on E J Frost’s Blog!
What inspired you to write your book?
My current release, Second Nature, was a long time coming. I worked on it off and on for years before I realized it would be a vampire story. I wrote Desiree’s character first and the rest sort of came out of that.
Do you have a specific writing style?
I believe I do. I have a certain way that I write; I am character-focused first and then I add in the other details. I am comfortable with that approach, and my fans appear to like it.
How did you come up with the title?
Good question. At first, it was untitled and then it had…
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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! 🙂
Universal Amazon: http://bookgoodies.com/a/B00Q7FWIWA
Link to print book: https://www.createspace.com/5131233
A promo for SECOND NATURE on L.T. Kelly’s blog!
I just found this 5 star review for Upon Your Honor on Goodreads! Yay!
Great job Marie.
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My author interview with host Fiona!
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Check out my author interview on The Books Machine Blog!
November 19, 2014
TBM: How do you imagine the ideal reader of your book?
ML: I imagine the ideal reader of my book to be a romantic who doesn’t mind bit of history and suspense thrown into a love story. Anyone who loves a good story and enjoys a thrill while learning about new places would be a potential reader.
TBM: How was the writer inside of you born?
ML: When I was young, I absolutely loved the written word! I would pour over books, eating up the narratives within. My imagination was huge and my family would often find me acting out my own stories with dolls and such. This eventually translated into writing stories, and I’ve been writing them ever since.
ML: I write romance because I love showing how…
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I recently had an interview post on BooksOnline Directory. This is an awesome site where authors can feature their books for readers, and they recently started offering interviews. Here is the link to the Q&A, but I will go ahead and put the full interview below for you as well. I wasn’t able to copy and paste directly from the site. Below is a image you may be unable to see in full. To view a clearer picture, hover over the interview text and click, then it will take you to the complete interview.
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