Free Book at TRR!

Hi, readers! Today there is a pretty rare opportunity to win one of my books from the Blood at First Sight Series...

Just head over to The Romance Reviews' Year End Splash party and answer the simple, multiple choice Q&A on question number 7 to enter for your chance to receive an ebook copy of Blood Instincts! Yay!

Here is the event link:

You will need to have a free account to enter any of the giveaways on the page, but the coolest thing about this is that there are so many chances to win! 

"What, Marie?"

Yes, that's right. TRR is running this awesome event for the whole month, just with different authors donating their prizes. Woo hoo! So, jump over to their site and see what all the buzz is about! ♥

Thorne & Cross!

Hi, readers! So...I have cool news!

This Thursday, August 30th, yours truly will be on Thorne & Cross's Haunted Nights Live! radio show. Hosts and writer team Alistair Cross and Tamara Thorne will read a sizzling excerpt from my paranormal romance, Blood Instincts, and they'll be interviewing me about my work, as well as whatever else randomly comes to them. 

It should be a fun time for all! I've been on their show in the past, and it was always an enjoyable experience. 

You do not want to miss the radio interview, but if you do 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, Facebook and Twitter pages. The show runs on Thursdays at 5 pm Pacific, 6 PM Mountain, 7 PM Central, 8 PM Eastern. 

Here is the upda…

Double Awesome Reviews!

Great news!Yesterday I discovered these cool reviews for my books…

Blood Instincts, a paranormal romance/urban fantasy (with a slightly futuristic angle)

A Special Creature By David Burnett on August 16, 2018 Format: Kindle Edition I’ve not read the first volume in the Blood at First Sight series. I enjoyed this book as a stand alone work with no problem.  The story revolves around Oliver, a vampire, and Myah, whose father was a vampire and whose mother was human. They were not supposed to be able to have children, so Myah is special. Myah does not know her heritage , and the story revolves around Oliver’s attempt to introduce her to the life of an “other.”

The book was easy to read, interesting, and enjoyable. The plot moved quickly. The romantic scenes were detailed and sensuous. The author led me to care about Myah. I found myself feeling rather protective of her and becoming concerned whenever I suspected that any other creature – human or otherwise – might harm her.

I will co…

La Jersey Chika Reads Indie Books : Indie Author Spotlight: Marie Lavender

La Jersey Chika Reads Indie Books : Indie Author Spotlight: Marie Lavender: Hello, lovelies welcome to a feature I am going to have on La Jersey Chika Reads Indie Books that is called Indie Author Spotlight....

Reviews by Crystal: #Interview ~ Blood Instincts By Marie Lavender ~ @...

Reviews by Crystal: #Interview ~ Blood Instincts By Marie Lavender ~ @...: Blood Instincts Blood at First Sight Book 2 By Marie Lavender Interview with Marie Lavender: Crystal: Today I have the pleasur...

Romance Novel Giveaways: Blood at First Sight Series by Marie Lavender �� S...

Unique chance to win books one and two of my vampy romance series (with some other creatures too)!

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New Release!

Hi, readers! I wanted to drop in here and let you know that a new book came out this week. This one is a futuristic paranormal romance/urban fantasy titled Blood Instincts, book two of the Blood at First Sight Series. That's right! Second Nature has an official sequel!

Yay! Many thanks to Sherry Soule of Swoonworthy Book Covers for her amazing job on this cover. It's so exciting when a book comes on the market, right?

I hope you have a chance to check it out. Here are the details...


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…

"Scars" - a poem

Sometimes I write poetry that isn't romantic at all. Here is one that came to me last night...


These scars are still healing, the impression of your hateful words are like red lashes across my back, the marks you left on me inside and out.
I recall the shock of finding bruises in places no one else could ever see, the impact of your teeth marks everywhere, the hard ways you took me and left me hating us both. When you’d roll over and sleep it off, I felt so empty and I’d do everything I could to make silent tears.

I couldn’t show how much it scarred me.
The belittling words you’d throw my way, later I was sure you were intimidated that I was smarter than you, but then you did whatever you could to make me feel less. You don’t understand how hard it was to take the step away months later, the final one, not because I cared too much for you, but more because I knew I deserved better and you’d never see that.

It was also a challenge afterward, the constant memories crowding my mind, the time I fli…

Emma's Kitty Corner Interview: Tiklaus from Kayelle Allen's Bringer of Chaos Sci-Fi Series!

This is Emma here, your feline host and goddess. Surely you've heard of me before. I thought it might be fun to have some more kitty guests on this blog, which I'm, of course, stealing away from my favored human now and then. Today, we have a special, purrfect treat...a cat character who has come to inform us about his life, and a little about the book he is featured in. Tiklaus, take it away!


Emma: Welcome, Tiklaus, to Kitty Corner, where cool cats like us are featured. 

What a lovely coat you have! It almost rivals my own, sleek and refined...well, you know what I mean. Though I guess we don't look too much alike, since I'm a calico. And I must say, Tiklaus, you are quite larger than the other kitty guests we've had on the blog. They were more, um, er, domesticated.

Oh, my! Good grief...who is this thing you've brought with you? You know humans are not allowed on here. 

The companion of Tiklaus: