Showing posts from December, 2014

News from Authors Database!

I just received some great news from Authors Database! On December 12th, I made it in the TOP 25 on Authors Database for that week.

Here is my profile on the site.

Additionally, I found out on December 22nd that the book page for Second Nature on Authors Database made it into a top first page search for "romance books". I would say the new release is doing quite well. So...double yay!

Second Nature is my newest paranormal romance/urban fantasy book, also book one of the Blood at First Sight Series, and I am very excited about this series! The Amazon link is included here so that you can find out more about the book. And, if you'd rather view it through Barnes & Noble, here is that link.

A Special Dual Character Interview on Devika Fernando's Blog

Desiree and Alec from Second Nature got a spotlight on Devika Fernando's blog yesterday! Here are the highlights:

Featured - Character Interview - Second Nature by Marie Lavender12/19/2014 Today I'm having not one but two protagonists from an amazingly talented author and awesome friend over for an interview. Ladies and gents, let me hear a round of welcoming applause for Desiree and Alec from Second Nature, Marie Lavender's latest paranormal romance! Desiree and Alec from Second Nature by Marie Lavender Dual Character InterviewDevika: Welcome, Desiree and Alec. I’m so excited to have you over. Please have a seat.

Desiree/Alec:  Thank you. It’s a pleasure (They shake hands alternately with Devika before sitting down.)

Devika: As the saying goes, ladies first. Let me start with you, Desiree. You look absolutely stunning, by the way.

Desiree (blushes):  Oh, thank you. That’s very kind.

Alec (interrupts): Of course she does. She’s absolutely beautiful every time I look at her. (A…

Penny's Tales: Marie Lavender talks about The Allure of the Paran...

Penny's Tales: Marie Lavender talks about The Allure of the Paran...: The Allure of the Paranormal Genre by Marie Lavender My new paranormal romance/urban fantasy release, Second Nature , made me think ab...

Cover Reveal

Good news! I think I finally have the cover down for A Little Magick, the upcoming children's fantasy which is also the sequel to Magick & Moonlight. I am excited about the Magick Series! Here is the cover:

Here is the first book, Magick & Moonlight, which is available now on Solstice Publishing and Amazon:

And, lest ye mourn the fact that there isn't another romance in the series, don't fret. Magick Sunrise is a romantic fantasy work in progress that I have planned for the third book. Here are my muses for that one:

It's all very exciting, isn't it? Here is a little teaser from A Little Magick to whet your appetite:


Advanced reviews for SECOND NATURE!

My new paranormal romance/urban fantasy book, Second Nature, just came out!  I am so excited about book one of the Blood at First Sight Series, and I am anxious for you all to see it! 

In that vein, I just wanted to drop by and mention that two early reviews posted on December 2nd on Goodreads. Here they are:

's review Dec 02, 14
5 of 5 stars Read on December 01, 2014
Second Nature
Marie Lavender What did I like? It’s been a long time since I have a read a book that hit me like this one did. I have always liked paranormal books and if they included a romance so much the better. This book has that and more! I started this book and could not put it down, the story started and from page one took hold of me and wrapped me up. The action and emotions were flying off the pages with the author's signature writing of vivid descriptions and details that will start that mental video in your head. I loved the reaction betwe…

Two great reviews!

I love getting those Authorgraph emails that inform me of new reviews! Case in point, I found the email today and had to check out these awesome five star reviews, one for Magick & Moonlight and one for Upon Your Honor.  Thank you, Romance Gal! What a treat to find. You can see the reviews below:

Went straight to my heart!, December 2, 2014 By  RomanceGal Verified Purchase(What's this?) This review is from: Magick & Moonlight (Kindle Edition) Okay, I admit I'm a big fan of Marie Lavender's romances. Her novella, Magick & Moonlight, proved no exception: It went straight to my heart! That said, I couldn't help wishing that the story were longer. I wanted to explore the hero and heroine in more detail. Ethan is a complex individual with an open mind; a wounded spirit who needs time to heal. Jessie is just coming into her own as a practicing Wiccan. She's sweet, shy, and a bit unsure of herself. Marie combined all the right ingredients to tell an …

Awesome new book review for Upon Your Honor!

I just found this 5 star review for Upon Your Honor on Goodreads! Yay!

's review Dec 02, 14
5 of 5 stars
Upon Your Honor is a book I bought, read, and think is an outstanding story with a great author. I was impressed and happy to know that this author had more books to buy and read. Marie keeps her reader entertained and feeling all the characters actions. She has a way with allowing the reader to visualize exactly what the character looks like and feels.
Great job Marie.
Pattimari Sheets Cacciolfi, Therapist, Author, and VP of PnPAuthors