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. Marie has published nineteen books in the genres of historical romance, contemporary romance, romantic suspense, paranormal romance, mystery/thriller, literary fiction and poetry. Lavender just released Magick & Moonlight, a paranormal romance, in March. Upon Your Honor, released in late April, is her second historical romance. Feel free to visit her website at http://marielavender.webs.com/ for further information about her books and her life. Marie is also on Facebook, Twitter, Google+ and LinkedIn.
A list of her books and pen names are as follows:
Marie Lavender: Upon Your Return; Magick & Moonlight; Upon Your Honor
Erica Sutherhome: Hard to Get; Memories; A Hint of Scandal; Without You; Strange Heat; Terror in the Night; Haunted; Pursuit; Perfect Game; A Touch of Dawn; Ransom; Leather and Lace
Kathryn Layne: A Misplaced Life
Heather Crouse: Express Café and Other Ramblings; Ramblings, Musings and Other Things; Soulful Ramblings and Other Worldly Things
I’d allow myself even more time to read all kinds of tips, soak up advice, and get more familiar with social media apart from Facebook. Also, I’d send out review copies of my debut earlier, and I’d start networking with authors before the release of my first book. That all boils down to promotion, I think.
2) What’s the one thing about you that might surprise readers?
Hm… probably that I’m an introvert. I might be considered a social (media) butterfly, make friends easily and network actively, but when it comes down to it, I’d rather stay safely inside my snail’s house (or behind the computer). Crowds, public appearances and conversations face-to-face or over the phone are totally not my cup of tea.
3) Tell us a little about your main character in your latest book.
Felicia from my new release “Playing with Fire” is a young woman who has hidden her true self for most of her life. She isn’t close to her family and has no friends, but meeting Joshua opens her eyes. Felicia realizes that there are so many possibilities because of her fire magic, and she starts flirting with danger. As a heroine, she is strong and short-tempered, passionate and stubborn. I love it how courageous she ultimately becomes.
4) What are some of your favourites?
- Colour: blue and purple
- Food: pizza and chocolate
- Place: nature or a book
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In October, Jazz Baby, a 1920s rags to riches story set in Sydney will be released and in February, Forgotten Fragrance, Book I of a family saga entitled From the Ocean to the Outback. At the moment she is working on a parallel time-line series called The Adventures of Miss Abigail Wynter. She has also written three contemporary romances.
Today, she still loves reading, and loves sharing her own stories about men and women and the romance of an earlier time.
Her romantic stories have been published online and in print, and she's also published inspirational pieces, poetry, and essays.
She is happily married to the love of her life, and lives a simple, uncomplicated life in a small mid-western town.
She always love to hear from readers! Her email is CCole@christinacoleromance.com. She also has an author page on Facebook, "Christina Cole's Love Notes". Readers can visit her blog at Christina Cole Romance (christinacoleromance.com) or check her out at Goodreads. Please follow her on Twitter, too, @KCChristinacole
She turned to fiction writing after a fulfilling and exciting career as a business journalist. When she penned her first romantic short story, she won the Harlequin India Passions Aspiring Authors Contest (2012). Her debut title, The Indian Tycoon's Marriage Deal, based on the winning short story, was released in December 2013 in India. The e-book is available internationally (from June 2014). Her second title (Trouble Has a New Name) is now available in paperback (India) and as an e-book globally.
Adite lives in Greater Noida, near New Delhi, with her writer husband. She would be delighted to hear from her readers at http://www.aditebanerjie.com