Win a Free Book!

So, I wanted to jump in here today to announce a very cool giveaway going on over at The Romance Reviews' Sizzling Summer Reads Party

If you scroll down the page, you'll find a simple Q&A with a chance to win a FREE e-book copy of The Missing Piece, a new adult romance. Don't miss out!

Head over to the site now and enter the giveaway. Plus, there are so many other chances to win romance books during the rest of the month! Check it out! :)

Fly away, UYL! Soar!

In 2002, I came up with an idea for a story. This was a historical romance. I pictured the hero and heroine so vividly, fighting about politics, about the danger he faced in times of war. It was quite an emotional moment for young Fara, knowing what she did about the man she desired. 

But after so many years writing and polishing UYR, I needed to release it from its chains. In 2012, I was offered a book contract for Upon Your Return.

The series just built from there...

Fast forward fifteen years from its inception, and recently, the final book of the series, Upon Your Love, was released in February. 

Today I come to you, feeling as if at last the children of my heart - all of the characters from the series - are off on their own for the world to see. 

Below, you'll catch a great review from David, who was kind enough to leave these awesome words on Amazon about UYL:

"Marie Lavender's books revolve around strong female characters who find themselves struggling to attain their g…

Checking In

Hi, readers! I know it's been awhile since I popped in here to chat. Hope you had a great Easter!

Recently, I've been really busy with my other blogs, as well as writing and editing. Also dealing with some personal issues, but I won't go into that right now. If you haven't already, please subscribe to the Writing in the Modern Age blog and the I Love Romance Blog for updates about guest author interviews and other fun book related news. Additionally, you can keep apprised of my author updates through my monthly newsletter. I'll probably be sending out a newsletter sometime this coming week. ;) Plus, you can always check out the updates/news page on my official author website for events like personal author interviews, book reviews or other features.

In other news, Directions of the Heart, my modern romantic drama collection, is currently with beta readers. I hope to have this book released in the summer. I am really excited for you to read this one! :)

At the same tim…

Radio Interview on Thursday!

Mark your calendars, readers! The awesome author duo and hosts of the Haunted Nights Live! show, Tamara Thorne and Alistair Cross have once again asked me to visit. 

Check out a radio spot this Thursday, April 6th on BlogTalk Radio, on this paranormal themed show. What's in store for you? Well, you'll get a couple sneak peeks into some paranormal books I will have out this year... Woo hoo! :)

And, of course, we'll probably talk about my obsession with the paranormal. ;) This show is quite popular, and the Thorne & Cross team has seen some very famous authors on there. Check out the list of past guests here.

But it's all very casual, and should be very exciting! I loved being on their show in July of 2015. Fun, fun, fun! I look forward to the questions they might throw at me this time. Look at their Facebook page here for updates. Also, check out their Twitter handle and blog.

Here is official link for the radio interview. :)

So, catch us all on Thursday at 8PM EST for …

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