Meet Multi-Genre Author Marie Lavender
Brooke Sanders just wants to get away from her life for awhile. A remote cabin in Montana fits the bill. She doesn’t expect to encounter a mysterious stranger with unusual blue eyes, or events that cannot be explained…
Colin Fielding is on a mission – scout a planet and return home to Endhivar. Simple really. What he doesn’t anticipate is that fate has a pretty twisted sense of humor. Suddenly, this human calls to him, every part of him, like the call of a true mate, and he can’t deny the connection as he gets closer to her.
Little do they know, someone is out to do them harm, as well as the world Brooke holds so dear. Can they stop what’s coming before it’s too late? Or will the universe lose a perfect gem?
Bestselling multi-genre author of UPON YOUR RETURN and 21 other books. March 2016 Empress of the Universe title – winner of the “Broken Heart” themed contest and the “I Love You” themed contest on Poetry Universe. SECOND CHANCE HEART and A LITTLE MAGICK placed in the TOP 10 on the 2015 P&E Readers’ Poll. Nominated in the TRR Readers’ Choice Awards for Winter 2015. Poetry winner of the 2015 PnPAuthors Contest. The Versatile Blogger Award for 2015. Honorable Mention in the 2014 BTS Red Carpet Book Awards. Finalist and Runner-up in the 2014 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 10 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. Since 2010, Marie has published 22 books in the genres of historical romance, contemporary romance, romantic suspense, paranormal romance, fantasy, mystery/thriller, literary fiction and poetry. She has also contributed to several anthologies. Her current series are The Heiresses in Love Series, The Magick Series and The Blood at First Sight Series.
For your reading pleasure, please welcome, Author Marie Lavender to my blog.
Hi Margaret and thank you so much for having me today.
. What genre do you write or do you write more than one?
Yes, I am a multi-genre author. I’ve published 22 books in the genres of historical romance, contemporary romance, romantic suspense, paranormal romance, fantasy, mystery/thriller, literary fiction and poetry. A lot of what I write is some variation of romance, but sometimes I completely veer away from it or cross over genres. The book that’s coming out soon is a sci-fi romance. Writing science fiction is new to me, though I’ve always been interested in it.
- Why did you choose this genre?
I always loved reading romance novels, and writing romance stories. As for why I chose science fiction this time, I stumbled into it or, rather, it chose me. One day I found myself writing about a woman who comes across a strange man in a mid-winter forest. And suddenly, Colin (or Ganardebragh) came to life. It was going to be an interesting journey. I started writing the scene a couple of years back, but only just got to dive into writing the book six months ago. Out of nowhere, a whole new world formed and I even found myself launching into the sequel. I knew this would be more complicated than I’d planned. But then, my characters often surprise me.
- What is your latest book?
I have a lot of books out, but the closest one to release this year is Blue Vision, the science fiction romance I was talking about. It is the first book of the Code of Endhivar Series.
- When will it release?
The book just released on November 13th! It’s very exciting! Here are the book purchase links:
Amazon Universal link: http://bookgoodies.com/a/B01MXKPLYX
- Who is your target audience?
My target audience is romance readers from 18+ who don’t mind a little out of this world tale, and any sci-fi fans who might be interested in something new.
- Tell us a bit about yourself?
I’m a fairly casual girl who lives in central Indiana with her family and three cats. Make that eight as soon as I marry my fiancé.
Raised in a small town, I am a crazy shopping freak and a former choir soprano, a little type A when it comes to blogging and writing books, but a Libra all the way. I am also a big animal lover. If there’s a good charity to help those in need, I am spreading the word!
For me, there is no greater feeling of peace and freedom than being in the midst of writing a scene, when the characters are talking to me, and the plot is flowing perfectly…no matter what time of day or night.
- Do you belong to a writing circle/group?
Not an official one, no, but I do have a circle of author friends and beta readers whom I can trust to tell it like it is.
- Do you have any new stories on the go?
All right, you asked for it! Aside from Blue Vision coming out soon, there is a historical romance/family saga, Upon Your Love, which is also with my publisher. I hope to see it out this year as well. UYL is part of the Heiresses in Love Series, and it is the final book. Additionally, I’m finishing up a romantic drama collection, which is titled Directions of the Heart. My plans are to have that one out this year.
Awakening, a paranormal thriller collection, should be out either at the end of this year or the start of next year at the latest. I also plan on finishing Blood Instincts, book two of the Blood at First Sight Series, this year. That’s a paranormal romance/urban fantasy with a somewhat futuristic angle.
I hope to have a romantic comedy series launching sometime in 2017 – The Misfits Series – and the first book is titled Chasing Ginger, along with a few other collections. One in particular is an international romantic suspense saga titled The Game. I already have the cover for it.
Who knows what other plans will pop up along the way?
Thanks for sharing with us, Marie. To contact the Author, please click on the following links:
Amazon author page: Author.to/MarieLavender