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UPON YOUR HONOR just got a new 5 star review!

I stumbled across this review on Amazon yesterday.  So exciting! Love and a fun read., July 25, 2014 By Crystal Miles Gauthier This review is from: Upon Your Honor (Kindle Edition) Sweet Historical romance with twists! Well written and a positive page turner.

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Radio Interview on The Author Show!

Today, you get a special treat.  I have a radio interview appearing all day long today, July 29th.  Click this link to listen to an exclusive author interview, and I also talk a little about my romance Upon Your Honor!

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My character interview with Chloe Waverly, the FMC from Upon Your Honor

A character interview with Chloe Waverly from UPON YOUR HONOR!

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The Hottest Male in Literature contest!

The Hottest Male in Literature contest is back at Inner Goddess. July 1-4 is nominating, July 5-6 is voting on top 10 nominees. They will also be giving a prize basket to a random participant. Location: Don't forget to nominate Grant Hill or Gabriel Hill!

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Upon Your Honor – Excerpts

Excerpts from UPON YOUR HONOR on Seasons of Love Blog!

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More for your weekend reading enjoyment! Excerpts from Upon Your Honor by Marie Lavender.

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When she swung about, it was too much to bear. The horses came fast. There was no time. She put her hands up in defense. Before she knew it, she was sprawled on the ground. Waiting for death to take her, she closed her eyes. The absence of pain roused her.

Hands searched her. “Chloe?”

She opened her eyes. Gabe was holding her in his arms. “Gabriel? What happened?”

He shook his head. “A runaway carriage, that’s all.”

Assessing her body, she glanced back at him. “How?”

He frowned. “There was only time to push you out of the way.”

With a sigh of relief, she buried her face against his chest, blinking back tears. When she felt his lips move over her temple, she lifted her head. The kindness there in his eyes…

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Come Sail Away to the Past by Marie Lavender

An article about how I did my historical research for UPON YOUR HONOR…

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From Christina: As another historical romance writer, I know the need for careful research. Today, Marie Lavender offers a glimpse at how she uncovers accurate information for her stories.


Come Sail Away to the Past

by Marie Lavender


CLIPPERPICAs Upon Your Honor is a period romance, I wanted to cover some of the tough research I did for the book. Though it is getting easier the more I write, I did struggle with some technical issues during the writing of the manuscript.

For example, as most of Chloe’s journey is aboard La Voyageur, captained by Grant Hill (the hero in the first book), it was necessary to research ships. Clipper ships, to be exact. Clipper ships were very popular in their time, from 1840 to 1869. They were very fast and could outrun many other ships. I chose the clipper because I knew the captain would want a…

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Meet Gabriel Hill, the MMC from Upon Your Honor – Character Interview

A character interview with Gabriel from UPON YOUR HONOR...check it out!

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Chance to win a free ebook of my new release UPON YOUR HONOR!

Drop by The Romance Reviews tomorrow, June 1st, for a chance to win a copy of UPON YOUR HONOR!  Answer the Q&A and you will be entered into a drawing for it.  Remember, you must register for TRR and be logged in before it will allow you to answer the question.  But, that is painless,… Continue reading Chance to win a free ebook of my new release UPON YOUR HONOR!

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Contract through Summer Solstice

I was just offered a book contract for the sequel to Upon Your Return!  It is called Upon Your Honor. I am so excited to introduce you to Chloe and Gabriel, the main characters of the book.  I hope you can read about them soon when the book comes out. 🙂