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New historical romance release

Hi, everyone! Just wanted to drop by and tell you that I have some interesting news…

So, I received the rights back from my former publisher for my historical series, and I’ve begun work on getting the Heiresses in Love books back out there. On March 21st, Upon Your Return is set to release. I am very excited about having it back on the market, and to let you see the awesome, new book cover! My designer, Shannon, is an absolute genius, I swear. ♥

Take a look at the updated cover below:

And here is the universal buy link: https://books2read.com/Heiresses1

You may also add it to your wish lists on Goodreads or BookBub. In other news, please feel free to come and join my exclusive fan club over on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/groups/969071697032166

If you do decide to join the FB group, once you’re approved, please set your group notifications to ‘all’ so that you won’t miss any posts. We might be running some contests soon!

Thanks for reading, and I hope you have a chance to get a copy of this one. Oh, yeah, and it’s also available in hardcover, available to grab right now. The ebook itself, however, won’t be released until the 21st. But you can pre-order this novel! 😉

Hardcover and update for a paranormal romance

Exciting news is here for you, readers! ♥ There is now a hardcover format available for Phenomenal Touch, my supernatural romance collection. This is a special collector’s edition, as it includes previously released books.

Universal Reader Link:  https://books2read.com/PhenomenalTouch

In other news, the second edition of Blood Instincts, came out recently. Check it out! 🙂

Universal Reader Link:  https://books2read.com/bloodinstincts

I hope you get a chance to discover these books!

Historical Romance New Release

Hi, readers! Just thought I’d pop in and let you know that Upon Your Return, my historical romance novel and book one of the Heiresses in Love Series, is now live! Woo hoo! ♥

https://books2read.com/UYR

I am with a new publisher for this series, and I am so excited about the second edition release! 😀 Learn more details below…

Book Title: Upon Your Return (book one of the Heiresses in Love Series)

Release Date: November 23, 2020

Genre: Historical Romance

Tagline: Utterly captivated by a man who rescues her one night, Fara embarks on an unexpected journey.

Blurb:

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.

A French heiress, a ship’s captain, and numerous obstacles to struggle through.

Fara Bellamont has always dreamed of having adventures and discovering love. She finds herself captivated by Captain Grant Hill who rescues her one fateful night.

Grant’s fascination with Fara must overcome social expectations, war, and lies, if they are to stay together.
With a long-time yearning neither has managed to achieve, the pair must fight to attain their deepest desire…
Happiness.

If you like Christi Caldwell, you’re going to love the works of Marie Lavender and Upon Your Return.

Book Links

Goodreads: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/50608073-upon-your-return

BookBub: https://www.bookbub.com/books/upon-your-return-the-heiresses-in-love-series-book-1-by-marie-lavender

Universal Reader Purchase Link: https://books2read.com/UYR

Publisher Link: https://www.foundationsbooks.net/book/upon-your-return/

Book Page on Author Website: https://marielavender.com/about/my-books/upon-your-return/

Follow the series on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/HeiressesinLove/

I hope you get a chance to check out this romance novel! Plus, it’s on sale for $2.99 in all ebook formats this week, just in time for the holiday! 😉


https://marielavender.com/about/my-books/upon-your-return/

Happy Thanksgiving, and stay safe! 🦃🍒🥧

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About the Characters — Magick & Moonlight

Hi, readers! This Q&A was originally exclusive to Mary E Thompson’s newsletter subscribers, but now I’m spreading the word…

TITLE: Magick & Moonlight (book one of the Magick Series)

AUTHOR: Marie Lavender

GENRE: Contemporary Romantic Fantasy

PITCH: 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.

TAGLINE

Love spells are dangerous, even more so for those who cast them…

BLURB

[**Second 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?

 

AUTHOR Q&A – About the Characters

Character Name: Ethan Hamilton

  1. What is your character’s profession? And your character’s greatest strengths?

Ethan used to be a police officer back in Seattle, but he is settling into a new home in Yachats, Oregon. He’s generous, honorable, and cares about other people.

  1. What are his/her greatest weaknesses?

He’s very hard on himself, and sees his flaws first rather than noticing any accomplishments. It’s also a challenge for him to trust others, or accept help when he needs it.

  1. What are some of his/her favorite foods?

Ethan is a real foodie, and in another life, he could’ve been a famous chef. He learned how to cook from his grandmother, and has made a point to expand on his talents in the kitchen. This tends to impress the women he dates.

  1. What’s a positive quality that your character is unaware that he or she has?

He is more forgiving than he gives himself credit for.

  1. Will readers like or dislike this character, and why?

Yes, I think they’ll see he’s a good man, that despite his plight, he is deserving of a decent life.

 

Character Name: Jessie Anderson

  1. What is your character’s profession? And your character’s greatest strengths?

Jessie owns a small giftshop, selling homemade candles and other New Age wares. Also as a Wiccan, she is a strong, independent soul, and finds joy in her craft.

  1. What are his/her greatest weaknesses?

She doesn’t easily trust others. She fears no one will understand her and her gifts, doesn’t even open up to her neighbors in town.

  1. What are some of his/her favorite foods?

Jessie fondly remembers the homemade foods her grandma used to make, but nowadays she doesn’t have a lot of time or energy to spend on a good meal.

  1. What’s a positive quality that your character is unaware that he or she has?

She sees beauty in the world, in the gifts Nature has provided.

  1. Will readers like or dislike this character, and why?

I think they will empathize with Jessie’s fear of someone discovering her secrets, and root for the couple’s relationship to succeed.

 

Book Purchase Links:

Universal reader link: https://books2read.com/magickmoonlight

 

Author Bio and Links:

Multi-genre author of Victorian maritime romance/family saga, Heiresses in Love, and 18 other books. Marie Lavender lives in the Midwest with her family and two cats. She has been writing for a little over twenty-five years. She has more works in progress than she can count on two hands. Since 2010, Marie has published 21 books in the genres of historical romance, contemporary romance, romantic suspense, paranormal romance, romantic comedy, dramatic fiction, fantasy, science fiction, mystery/thriller, literary fiction and poetry. An avid blogger on the side, she writes adult fiction, as well as occasional stories for children, and has recently started some young adult fiction. She also contributed to several anthologies. Though Marie has standalone titles on the market, her current published series are The Eternal Hearts Series, The Magick Series, The Code of Endhivar Series, The Misfits Series and The Blood at First Sight Series, but she has many others planned. Her Victorian maritime romance series is coming back soon, and the second editions of the trilogy will be released under her new publisher, Foundations Books. Discover more about her and her work at the following links.

Official Website: https://marielavender.com/

Blogs: http://iloveromanceblog.wordpress.com/
http://marielavender.blogspot.com/

http://marielavenderbooks.blogspot.com/
Social Media: https://www.facebook.com/marie.lavender.58
https://www.facebook.com/MarieAnnLavender
https://twitter.com/marielavender1
http://www.linkedin.com/pub/marie-lavender/27/187/10a

https://www.instagram.com/marielavender1/

Amazon author page: http://bit.ly/MarieLavender
https://www.goodreads.com/author/show/6938764.Marie_Lavender
Follow her on BookBub for new release updates: https://www.bookbub.com/authors/marie-lavender

Universal Reading List link: https://books2read.com/rl/marielavendersbooks

http://authorsdb.com/authors-directory/1578-marie-lavender

http://marielavender1.allauthor.com/

https://www.booksradar.com/lavender-marie/lavender.html

http://www.pw.org/content/marie_lavender

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCJu8HjRVYCFOqcIoX6ZxdqQ/videos

Sign up for Marie’s Newsletter: http://bit.ly/1g3wO13

Fan mail email: writeme.marielavender@gmail.com

Book Blitz: ‘Chasing Ginger’ by Marie Lavender

Reading Nook

Title: Chasing Ginger

Series: The Misfits Series

Author: Marie Lavender

Genre: Steamy Romantic Comedy,

Adult Contemporary Romance, Chick Lit,

BBW/Curvy/Rubenesque Romance,

Billionaire Romance

About the Book:

With more attention than she ever imagined, how can she tell if this is real or fantasy?

 

Chased by a group of angry men. Saved by quite a hunk.

This is not the résumé Ginger Halloway ever imagined having. But thanks to a miracle pill, which makes her size 22 body instantly sexy, that’s what happened.

Yet, now Lance Franklin is showing interest in her, and she can’t figure out if he really likes her for her, or if it’s just because of a bizarre drug.

And her wild bunch of friends, The Misfits…well, they’re always getting her into some interesting situations.

So, yep, business as usual. Except for the guy. What the hell should she do about him?

As for Lance, he…

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Big Giveaway

Don’t miss our massive giveaway, filled with books of different formats, and various swag, over on my alternate blog, Writing in the Modern Age. All genres covered! 😉

Check out the festivities here. Hurry, and enter the Rafflecopter contests before it’s too late!

♥♥♥ A cover contest with BLUE VISION! ♥♥♥

If you liked the cover of my book,
Blue Vision (The Code of Endhivar Book 1), please vote for it for the Cover of the Month contest on AllAuthor.com!

Click to Vote for the cover on AllAuthor!

😀

Also, starting yesterday, voting began for the Critters Annual Readers Poll for titles published in 2019. Now until January 14th, you can vote for this same sci-fi romance in the Romance and Science Fiction categories!

Have a great weekend!

A Sci-Fi Romance You Just Can’t Miss!

Hi, readers! Just wanted to inform you that Blue Vision, a science fiction romance and book one of the Code of Endhivar Series, is available on Amazon again. I republished it this week…yay! 🙂

https://books2read.com/u/bpEJZW
https://books2read.com/u/bpEJZW

If you need to get it from somewhere other than Amazon, it is on Smashwords now, and should be distributed to Barnes & Noble and Kobo soon. 

In any case, if you’ve never read this book, I hope you have a chance to do so. I guarantee you’ll enjoy Brooke and Colin’s journey the way I loved writing the story. 😉

Happy reading, as always! And have a wonderful holiday season!

Second Chance Heart by Marie Lavender 💕 FREE eBook Spotlight 💕 (Contemporary Romance)

SCH is permafree! Grab your copy on various links today! Amazon isn’t on board yet – they are slow – but you can get it at ProlificWorks, Smashwords, Barnes & Noble, Kobo and iTunes for FREE!

Source: Second Chance Heart by Marie Lavender 💕 FREE eBook Spotlight 💕 (Contemporary Romance)

How Shopping Correlates with Dating and Relationships: a romance blogger post by multi-genre author Marie Lavender

Not about books, but you can see how I funnel romance into my writing…

I Love Romance Blog

 How Shopping Correlates with Dating and Relationships

I love, love, love shopping…well, for almost anything! I can never be trusted with a credit card. 😉 Most of the time I resist temptation, but now and then, especially if I have some extra money on my hands, I indulge in one of my hobbies – shopping for clothes, or even books.

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But whether you’re browsing online or in the store, shopping for clothing items is a whole other animal. At least with a book, you can be sure you will usually end up a satisfied reader. The only issue, for me at least, might be a bunch of glaring grammatical errors, or so much head-hopping that I get fictional whiplash.

Amanda Jones, Unsplash

Shopping for clothes, however, is a different story.

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If you’re looking at stores on the internet, you have…

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