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Marie Lavender's Writing in the Modern Age: Know When to Say NO by Marie Lavender

Marie Lavender's Writing in the Modern Age: Know When to Say NO by Marie Lavender : Know When to Say “No”:  Some Tips on Promotion and How to Avoid Taking on Too Much as an Author If you are an author, then you...

Great New Review for UPON YOUR HONOR!

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This is an official review, and the reviewer just emailed me about it.  Yay!  :) 25, Aug 2014 Book Review: Upon Your Honor by Marie Lavender Title: Upon Your Honor Author:  Marie Lavender Publication Date: April 20, 2014 Publisher: Summer Solstice Genre: Historical Romance Blurb: 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  fiancé, 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 st

Imagery is Everything

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*This post originally appeared on author Samantha Holt's site, but I was forced to move it over here when I noticed the domain was suspended.  Here is the article in is entirety: Imagery is Everything For most writers, painting a picture is important.   Getting a reader to see something the way you do is paramount to anything else.   This is why I rely heavily on images.   I use new photos, old photos, anything I can find to understand how something works or to try to paint a picture.   Sure, imagination is also important.   What you can’t see in reality you create in your mind.   But, we still have to describe it. They teach you to use all of your senses to describe a scene.   Not just externally, but internally.   If you look at a tree, how does it make you feel?   Do you think of history, of how old that tree is, how long it has been around?   I do.   Do you want to find out what kind of tree it is?   Ah, but you don’t have to know right away.   You can rese

Samantha Holt: Guest Post: Imagery is Everything by Marie Lavende...

Samantha Holt: Guest Post: Imagery is Everything by Marie Lavende... : For most writers, painting a picture is important.  Getting a reader to see something the way you do is paramount to anything else.  This i...

Spotlight for UPON YOUR HONOR on Awesomegang!

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Here is the original post. Upon Your Honor by Marie Lavender   About Upon Your Honor by Marie Lavender: 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 fiancé, 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 their destination, events spin out of their control and Chloe is captured by the fiancé she escaped. Gabriel is left wondering if he can overlook her betrayal. Soon he

New Upon Your Return book trailer!

New 5 Star Review for UPON YOUR RETURN!

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I loved it. Love is hard enough , August 11, 2014 By  Carole A. Spalino "Carole McKee" Verified Purchase ( What's this? ) This review is from: Upon Your Return (Kindle Edition) Such an emotional story! I loved it. Love is hard enough, but when Fara falls in love with Grant Hill, a man considered to be below her "social status" in 19th century France, it becomes hurtful. But Fara's heart knows what it wants, and that leads her to be ridiculed, rumored about, and sneered at behind her back. Emotions run high and the danger builds, and I just couldn't put the Kindle down. A wonderful story.    

Author Interview on Beach Bound Books!

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Author Interview: Marie Lavender 08/08/2014   Meet Marie Lavender, Author of Upon Your Honor , Upon Your Return and Other Stories Bestselling author of UPON YOUR RETURN and 18 other books. 2014 BTS Red Carpet Review Nominee. Finalist and Runner-up in the MARSocial's Author of the Year Competition. Honorable mention in the January 2014 Reader's Choice Award. Liebster Blogger Award for 2013 and 2014. Top 50 Authors on AuthorsDB.com. Winner of the Great One Liners Contest on the Directory of Published Authors. Marie Lavender lives in the Midwest with her family and three cats. She has been writing for over twenty years. She has more works in progress than she can count on two hands. At the tender age of nine, she began writing stories. She majored in Creative Writing in college because that was all she ever wanted - to be a writer. While there, she published two works in a university publication, and was a copy editor on the staff of an online studen

New Review for MAGICK & MOONLIGHT on the Journey with Books Blog!

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Aug 2014 Book Review: Magick and Moonlight by Marie Lavender Title: Magick and Moonlight Author:  Marie Lavender Publication Date: March 2, 2014 Publisher: Solstice Shadows Genre: Paranormal/Fantasy Romance Blurb: Messing with free will is always a bad idea... 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 work quite as planned -- she ends up falling for Ethan. To top it off, Ethan'