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Review: One of the Best Vampire Romances I have read!


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This review is from: Second Nature (Blood At First Sight Book 1) (Kindle Edition)
One of the Best Vampire Romances I have read! I really enjoyed reading this book. Very well written and easy to read. This book is on my "favorites" book shelf... to be treasured! This story has it all...and best part is the happy ending. Left me wanting to read more about these two, and their future adventures together. So looking forward to reading many more stories by this author! If you are looking for a great Vampire romance... I Highly recommend this book!
Source: http://www.amazon.com/review/R2KAHCNAMJRW2Y

Can Opposites Attract?

Second Nature (Blood At First Sight Book 1) - Marie Lavender

Marie Lavender’s first venture into the paranormal is a success.

Alec and Desiree are in love. The complicating factor is that he is a vampire and she is human. Alec exists on human blood, other food makes him ill, he must avoid sunlight, and he will live forever. Desiree is human. She loves wine and food, she sleeps at night, and she is mortal.
Can a human love a vampire?

I suppose all who have seen Twilight feel they know the answer to this question, but Lavender raises it anew in Second Nature. Can two very different creatures find happiness? Or is their relationship doomed to exist solely on a physical level.

On one level, this a straight romance, and, as a romance, it succeeds. It is fast moving, interesting, and very romantic. The reader comes to like the characters and roots for them to work things out so that they can be together. The fact that one of characters is a vampire, simply introduces new complications to the developing relationship

On another level, the book explores the nature of relationships. Can opposites attract? Can two very different people (or creatures) be happy together, or is eHarmony on the right track, claiming that we are most happy with those who are similar to us? Seldom do we find a romance that deals with weightier issues, but Lavender does this, and she does it in a light-hearted, unobtrusive manner.
A racy story and food for thought. Quite a combination.

David Burnett for the Kindle Book Review
I received a copy of the book in exchange for a fair and unbiased review.

Source: http://www.amazon.com/review/R37KUTYJ2JFDHM


Second Nature is coming very soon.  It is a paranormal romance/urban fantasy.  In the Blood At First Sight Series, vampires don't glitter...


Here is the initial blurb:


She never expected it…


Desiree Edwards has a problem. She’s been attacked, kidnapped and forced to get along with a vampire of all things. It’s something right out of the story books she reads, or her worst nightmare. But, sometimes he’s not the monster he appears to be. He seems so humanlike that she can’t help it when her emotions betray her, when her body betrays her. To make matters worse, she finds out more about herself than she ever wanted to know.


She was unlike any other…


Alec has a problem. The animal in him wants Desiree. But, so does the man. The more he learns about her, the harder it is to deny what he wants. But, he’s a freak, and she’s just a human. The two species don’t mix that way. Then an old enemy surfaces and Alec is forced to make a choice. His life or hers.

Can Alec’s soul be saved by this unique human? Or will it be far too late?





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This is the revised and updated book trailer for my first historical romance, Upon Your Return.

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This is the book trailer for my newest release, Upon Your Honor.

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This is the book trailer for Magick & Moonlight.

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My interview on Urban Nation Radio with host Adra Young.

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Books published through Solstice Publishing
Books published through Solstice Publishing

Upon Your Honor


Released April 2014 through Summer Solstice Publishing.  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 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 finds himself in a race against time, to reach her before Beckett can exact revenge.


Magick & Moonlight


Released March 2014 through Solstice Shadows Publishing.  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’s treatment of her, his “love”, is so addictive. Deep down, she knows the spell will wear off, and yet his feelings seem genuine. It’s just a spell…right?


Upon Your Return


Released February 2013 through Summer Solstice Publishing.  Blurb:


Fara Bellamont has been back in society for a year after leaving Cluny Abbey, where her uncle sent her long ago. When he chooses a suitor for her for marriage, she fears that she will be forced to marry a stranger and live a miserable life. But, Fara finds herself thrust into an adventure of a lifetime when unforeseen circumstances cause her to place her trust in a strange man for protection. His intervention not only saves her, but puts her in an even more compromising position. Grant Hill, a trading captain, is enchanted by the young heiress not only because of her beauty, but because she is hardly conventional. Underneath her ladylike exterior lies a tigress. Grant cannot help but offer his protection as she is in need and he is far from immune from her charms. Fara just never bargained on the passion that she feels for Grant Hill. As events unfold, she must decide whether her desires and the dictates of her heart should trump the rules of society…

"Love is never easy, but if it’s real, it is so worth it."
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"Your heart is not full until you love someone without limits. Having their love in return is a gift beyond measure."
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"Real love is finding someone who knows your darkest secrets and they still want you forever."
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"When you find someone who is as crazy as you are, and they even love all of your flaws, you are the luckiest person on Earth."
Source: http://iloveromanceblog.wordpress.com/2014/05/24/my-romantic-thought-of-the-day-28
"When you find your soul mate, you not only find true love but the best version of yourself as well."
Source: http://iloveromanceblog.wordpress.com/2014/04/02/my-romantic-thought-of-the-day-25
"Being with the one you love is like coming home after being lost for so long."
Source: http://iloveromanceblog.wordpress.com/2014/07/24/my-romantic-thought-of-the-day-33
"When you’re in the arms of the one you love, there’s no better place on earth."
Source: http://iloveromanceblog.wordpress.com/2014/08/31/my-romantic-thought-of-the-day-38