Today, the best-selling American author, Marie Lavender, features on my blog.
What is the title of your latest book?
My book which is closest to release is called Blue Vision. It is a sci-fi romance about a young woman who goes on vacation in Montana, and begins to experience some strange phenomena. She also meets a stranger in the forest, only the man isn’t who she believes he is. Blue Vision is due for release on November 15th
What are the most challenging aspects of being a writer? And the most rewarding?
I think it’s challenging that we take on so many roles during our journeys. It can be hard to juggle everything. The most rewarding aspect is not only being in the midst of a scene and feeling that freedom while writing, but also when a fan tells you how much they loved the book or fell in love with a character. It’s extremely rewarding to know you created something from a seed of an idea.
What is your top tip for an aspiring writer?
Be patient. This industry is challenging enough without adding unrealistic expectations to the whole thing. Cradle your dreams, but also put in the work required to accomplish them and know the journey will take as long as it takes.
What are you working on at the moment?
Right now, I’m working on a romantic drama collection titled Directions of the Heart. I’m also writing the second book of the Blood at First Sight Series, which is titled Blood Instincts.
What do you like to read?
I read a lot of different types of romance novels usually. My favorites are contemporary romance, paranormal romance and historical romance. Now and then, an author will gift me a copy of a book from a genre I don’t normally read, so I take a chance on it and spread my wings a little.
Some more information on Marie:
She is the 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 published series are The Heiresses in Love Series, The Magick Series and The Blood at First Sight Series, though she has many other series in mind.
Blurb for Blue Vision (book one of the Code of Endhivar Series)
Brooke Sanders just wants to get away from her life for a while. 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?
Readers can find Marie on her website, her three blogs, on Amazon and Goodreads, Twitter, Facebook and Google+. She also has a monthly author newsletter, which provides updates. Her full list of links is below.
Amazon author page: Author.to/MarieLavender