Showing posts from April, 2014

Great new review for UPON YOUR RETURN!

Romance of the ages, April 28, 2014 By  Michelle Mauer This review is from: Upon Your Return (Kindle Edition) 4.5 stars

I won this book from a Facebook contest and loved it! The reason for the 4.5 stars is because it took me a little while to adjust to it being written in the 1850's POV. She did a great job in grabbing my attention though with first the amazing cover and second by the well developed characters. I could relate to Fara for being determined and opinionated.

I recommend this book to anyone who enjoys a great romance story!

4 Star Review for M&M on Free World Authors!

Book Review – Magick & MoonlightApril 27, 2014Written by No BS Book Reviews Title: Magick & Moonlight
Author: Marie Lavender
Price: $.99
Distribution Channel(s): Amazon From Midwest author Marie Lavender comes an exciting tale of romance and magic. To start things off, here’s a short synopsis from
Messing with free will is always a bad idea…
Magick & Moonlight Ethan Hamilton moves to a lazy little town in Oregon, hoping to escape his demons. But, 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 has to do all she can to protect herself. What other choice does she have? Jessie casts a love spell on a good man, a man with whom she can’t fight her attraction. The spell doesn’t wor…

First review for UPON YOUR HONOR on Goodreads and Amazon! Five Stars!

's review Apr 26, 14
5 of 5 stars Read from April 23 to 24, 2014
Marie Lavender has a way with words and is a sensational writer. This is book two of the Heiresses in Love series and in my opinion she becomes better with each of her books. Our book continues the story of the Hill family with this one about Gabriel, our hero. Our heroine is Chloe Waverly, just orphaned by her father's death. According to the attorney for her father she has just been betrothed to a very cruel man. Having no other family other than her grandmother in New Orleans she stows away on the La Voyageur owned by Gabriel's father. The story is very strong filled with suspense and twists you just won't see coming. Nothing is predictable and yet when love is involved it is the only thing you can predict. At any moment Chloe was in danger either from thugs trying to kidnap her or from losing her heart. Gabrie…

Author Interview on Maurice Tudor's blog

INTERVIEW with Marie Lavender, USA
Upon Your Honor

Tell us a little about your background/country etc

I am from a small town in the Midwest.   I was always creative, pursuing writing or singing.  I was in choral groups from the time I was nine all the way into my last year of high school.  I also took several Creative Writing classes.  I pretty much always knew I wanted to be a writer though.

What gave you the idea to start writing?

My imagination fueled a lot of my early child’s play.  I have to admit that stories were forming in my head at a pretty young age and I wrote them down even then.  Of course, the stories then were as juveline as I was, but I did get to the second round in one competition.  Since then, I have had characters and and scenes play out in my head.  Writing books is what I’ve always wanted to do.
What is the title of your latest book?

Upon Your Honor is the title of the latest book.  It just came out on April 21st.

Is this a one off book or do you have more …

Promo and Excerpt for UPON YOUR HONOR on Some Like it Hotter blog

Friday, April 25, 2014 UPON YOUR HONOR Book Info: Upon Your Honor is available for purchase on Amazon, Barnes & Noble, Smashwords and CreateSpace.

Genre:  Historical Romance Era:  Victorian Setting:  New York, Nassau, New Orleans
Themes:  Suspense, maritime, dueling
Book blurb for Upon Your Honor ​:​ Deception is a dangerous path…

New York City, August, 1891 – Orphaned after the death of her father, Chloe Waverly stows away on La Voyageur to escape the clutches of her cruel fiancĂ©, Lamonte Beckett. Gabriel Hill, a strange and compelling gentleman, comes upon Chloe and promises to protect her without knowing the true circumstances of why she is running away. During their journey, Gabriel doesn’t bargain on being distracted by her fair beauty or succumbing to her many charms.  As their attraction to each other grows, so does the danger and Gabriel suspects things are not as they should be. Both are determined to get to New Orleans, where she can start a new life.  But, once they reach …

What Is This Weird "Twitter" Thing, Anyway?

I just had a fellow writer ask me how in the world to do this Twitter thing so I thought I'd give my thoughts about it.  I've written about it before in other social networking related posts, but this is a bit more detailed.

"So, what is this weird Twitter thing, anyway?  What do I do with it?"

As someone who used to be very new at it, I totally get why it seems overwhelming.  I even know people who avoid it because they think it's silly.  But, it's not silly; it can be very useful for a writer or anyone who wants to get out there in the social networking hemisphere.

Official book release of UPON YOUR HONOR!

Hi, readers!  I just wanted to announce the exciting release of Upon Your Honor, the sequel to Upon Your Return!  Here is the blurb and cover:

Book 2 of the Heiresses in Love series 
Upon Your Honor