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Hi, readers! I have exciting news! ♥
This Thursday, August 30th, yours truly will appear on Thorne & Cross’s Haunted Nights Live! radio show. Favored hosts and writer duo Alistair Cross and Tamara Thorne are set to read a cool excerpt from my paranormal romance, Blood Instincts, and they’ll be interviewing me about my work. Yay!
It should be a fun time for all! I’ve been on their paranormal themed show in the past, and it was always an enjoyable experience.
You do not want to miss this radio interview, but if that is the case, it will be uploaded to the site afterward. Here is the link:
If you’d like to tune in live, you’ll find the details here on BlogTalkRadio, or you can find more updates on the Thorne & Cross blog, and their Facebook and Twitter pages. The show usually runs on Thursdays at 5 pm Pacific, 6 PM Mountain, 7 PM Central, 8 PM Eastern.
Here is the eternal link for the interview, though the aforementioned one should work until the end of the year…
Very exciting! Don’t forget, and enjoy your week! 😉
Taillights easing farther away,
my eyelids shutter.
Even before you’ve left, I ache for you.
Missing you is pain.
In bed I yearn for your arms to hold me tight once more,
yet the room is dark and cold.
All I have are memories,
the remnant of your kiss on my lips,
your scent surrounding me.
Even though I know you’re driving home,
I worry for you, hoping you’ll get there safe,
just as I always have.
These miles separate us too often…
Digital messages pale to the real thing…just having you beside me is a blessing.
Still, I ache.
I keep myself busy each day, but there there’s that moment,
when a joke comes along, or a sight I want to share…
but you’re not here.
It’s frightening to need someone this way.
Yet I know it’s love,
the true kind.
Yearning for the day we can finally be together without the world getting in the way…
it’s a long wait to say ‘I do’.
But I’ll keep going.
You are my strength,
the only one I want to touch me in a million ways.
You mean so much to me.
Before I say goodnight – knowing that maybe…just maybe I’ll see you in my dreams –
I will state one last thing you’ll never have to doubt.
© Marie Lavender, 2018.
A little about how I wrote my paranormal romance series…
Whenever I write in a new genre, it is daunting at first. I take the time to familiarize myself with books in that category, all the while looking at the rules it takes to write such a story. But I’ll freely admit that by the time I’m done writing a book, I end up throwing half of the rules or guidelines out anyway. I am not a writer who likes to be boxed in too much.
With paranormal romance and urban fantasy, I have been familiar with those genres for many years. I was fascinated with paranormal phenomenon even as a kid, and I read my first vampire romance as a preteen. Still, it takes some finesse and quite a bit of imagination to tackle writing in the paranormal romance genre.
How did this come about?
The idea for Second Nature came to me a long time ago, but I…
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My new book is out! 🙂
Well, readers, I’ve been talking about this one for a while, and now it’s live! Blood Instincts, a futuristic paranormal romance/urban fantasy and book two of the Blood at First Sight Series, is available! Yay! Mega thanks to my publisher, Solstice Publishing, for making this happen so quickly!
Woo hoo! Book two is out! Let’s see what it’s all about! ♥
Enter the Other World at your own risk…
What if you found out that you weren’t exactly…human?
Myah Sullivan is suddenly living that nightmare. There are Others in the world, dangerous, supernatural creatures that make her mind spin and cause her to question the reality she’s always known.
Oliver King is her savior, a vampire who tries to show her the way. Through her journey she learns far more than she ever thought she would about herself, and about the past. Soon, she discovers that there is…
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Hi, readers! I just wanted to pop in here and let you know about a cool giveaway going on today! My latest release and boxed set, Heiresses in Love Trilogy, is available today for free. All you have to do is participate in a quick and easy Q&A to qualify. Woo hoo! 😀
Just head on over to TRR at the link below and scroll down to the correct question in order to enter the giveaway. You’ll need to be registered and logged into the site to play the game. A hint for the Q&A will be provided.
So, don’t miss out! Plus, you can enter lots of giveaways for other books and prizes every day this month just by answering simple questions.
Have an awesome weekend, and happy reading!!! ♥♥♥
A Lover’s Vow
Well over ten years have passed…
Still every touch,
every look feels right.
When you hold me close at the day’s end,
once all our obligations have subsided,
and I can at last rest against your chest as we talk softly,
you’re the only home I’ve ever wanted or needed.
It’s always been easy between us,
a cosmic thread dragging us toward each other.
Especially when life got in the way,
still we’re here.
Through long talks and silly spats,
laughing until we cry,
wins and losses,
even personal heartaches,
our bond hasn’t changed.
just like the ever-flowing tides of the ocean.
My love for you is steady and deep.
Attraction aside, I need you the way I require my next breath.
the heart that I crave,
completing our circle of hearts and minds as we explore the world together.
We chose an eternal symbol to represent who we are…for plenty of reasons,
but I’d live whole lifetimes with you,
and perhaps we have before,
in past lives,
our souls connecting many times.
Just know you mean everything to me,
and I yearn for the day I can proudly claim to be your wife.
Until the moment our hearts and hands become one,
I’ll keep praying for your smile,
your laugh and every part of you,
as you continue to brighten each day of mine.
This is my vow…
I will always be yours.
© Marie Lavender, 2018.
My new book release! 🙂
Well, readers…it’s official! Now that the Heiresses in Love Series is complete, there is one more thing to look forward to. That’s right. The boxed set of the entire trilogy just released this week! Exciting, right? 😉
Let’s see what it’s all about!
An unforgettable, sweeping saga of romance, passion and history rooted in tales of maritime suspense…
Three heiresses…three novels like no other.
UPON YOUR RETURN
Fara risks her heart every time she’s with him, but she cannot deny him.
UPON YOUR HONOR
Chloe never imagined that the man she deceived would be the one man she can’t stop loving.
UPON YOUR LOVE
Adrienne must decide whether to succumb to desire or fight for love.
…Will these remarkable women at last find what they’ve always wanted, or lose more than they can bear?
Amazon Universal link: https://bookgoodies.com/a/B079N7NKQK
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Hi, readers! I’m so excited because Directions of the Heart, my romantic drama collection, was just nominated for the 2017 Readers Choice Awards!
Please vote for it at www.tckpublishing.com/readers-choice-voting. You can find DoH listed in #7, the Romance Category. Scroll down the page to find the book cover. Feel free to skip through to get to the right category, or vote for each one!
Have an awesome holiday season! 🙂
via Cool Nomination!
Hi, readers! I just wanted to stop in and announce that two of my books were entered in the big cover contest on Authors Database. Yay! When you get a chance, you can check it out and vote for the one you like.
Upon Your Love, book three of the Heiresses in Love Series, which is also a historical romance/family saga novel, is in there. As you can tell, Adrienne’s eyes were fixed recently, to honor their unique violet hue.
This is the voting page for UYL:
Additionally, the cover for Directions of the Heart, a modern romantic drama collection, was nominated for the contest. Woo hoo! 🙂 Many thanks to Sherry Soule at SwoonWorthy Book Covers for her awesome work on the romance cover! ♥
Here’s the voting page for that book:
Also, check out my author page over at AuthorsDB here.
This is for the next cover contest coming up. So, cast your vote and let me know which one you like best! You can also see the current contest and all the participating covers at the site here.
Enjoy, and have a great week! 😀