Book Submission

Whew! It’s done! Book #3 of the English Village series, One Unforgettable Friday, has been submitted to my editor at the Wild Rose Press, and sent to the designated readers for approval for contract. I’ve thoroughly enjoyed writing this series, and my fictional village became so real I’m sure if I visited the U.K. any time soon, I’d hop a train and go looking for the place.

Book #2 One Truth Revealed is now available for Pre-Order at Amazon: http://amzn.com/B0714BRTBW

I adore the cover by Tina Lynn Stout:

 

Fingers crossed that all will like book #3, and that I will soon have that contract in hand. I’ll then close out this series, and I’m already playing games in my mind as to what I might create next. I promise to keep you posted.

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RONE Finalist!

One Safe Place made it into the finals, thanks to you my family, readers, and friends for voting in the first round! I’m thrilled to have this opportunity to get my work seen by more people.

It’s always difficult, as an author, to grow readership. My hope is, by attending this fabulous reader/author conference, InD’Scribe: www.indscribe.com October 12-15, 2017, it will allow me to engage with more readers. Having my book in the running for a RONE award is a plus in achieving this goal.

I can’t wait for October! Hope to see you there!

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Now We Wait

Thank you so much to everyone who voted, shared a post on Facebook, tweeted, for the public voting aspect of the RONE Awards. I’m forever grateful. It turned out to be a week of fun and excitement, and even if I don’t final, I sure did enjoy the process. Here is the book that was nominated:

Being new to this, yes I’m a first-timer for this award, I have no clue how long the next step takes. I imagine it won’t be too much longer as the staff at InD’Tale magazine calculate the votes. Then they announce who goes into the final round. Those finalists will be judged by industry personnel, and awards will be given at the InD’Scribe conference: October 12-15, 2017.

Go here to learn more about the conference: www.indscribe.com

 

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Maggie Marr and a Great Deal

Starting tomorrow, Tuesday, May 23rd, 2017 Maggie Marr will run a BookBub ad where she will offer her Eligible Billionaires Boxed Set Books 1-5 for only $.99! I know for sure it’s already available on Amazon, so go, check it out! And remember, scroll down to enter the rafflecopter giveaway!

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For a *LIMITED* time Get five Bad Boy Eligible Billionaires for one ultra low price! Meet Cole, Tristan, Nick, Ryan, and Trevor. Jet set from South America, to L.A. from the exotic resort of Mesquale to France, with a media mogul, corporate raider, real estate tycoon, resort owner, and restaurant heir. Each Bad Boy Billionaire is shockingly sexy both in and out of the bedroom. Enjoy all five of the Bad Boy Eligible Billionaires!

Author Bio:

Maggie Marr is the author of contemporary romance and women’s fiction. She writes smart, sexy, women and the men they love. She got her start in Hollywood pushing the mail cart at ICM, but quickly rose through the ranks to become a motion picture literary agent. As well as writing, she maintains a boutique legal practice dedicated to the needs of creatives & entrepreneurs. She is the current President of Los Angeles Romance Authors (LARA) and legal adviser to the Women’s Fiction Writers Association (WFWA). Maggie loves all things pop culture and when she isn’t taking care of her clients or writing she can be found reading, chasing kids, or exercising her rescue pup.

Social Media:

Website:  http://www.maggiemarr.net/

Newsletter:  http://www.maggiemarr.net/about/newsletter

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Twitter:  https://twitter.com/maggiemarr

Goodreads:  https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/30741954-a-forbidden-love

 

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Pre-Order One Truth Revealed

Yay! One Truth Revealed (book#2 English Village series) is now available for pre-order at Amazon: http://amzn.com/B0714BRTBW

Here is the blurb:

At thirty-five-years of age, and with pressure from her adoptive mother, Lina Bright is ten days away from undergoing Artificial Insemination in London. She doesn’t need a husband. She travels to Oldcastle to meet her biological mother, a spinster who runs a village teashop. To keep her mother’s secret, but determine her father’s identity, she creates the cover of scouting for property to start a new school.

A bachelor at forty, Drew Compton is an English Professor in Oxford. Diagnosed with “poor swimmers” his fiancée left him. He plans to live out his life alone, with his books. Disliking his mother’s secrets and controlling ways, he seldom returns to Oldcastle. But a chance meeting has him intrigued. Who is this chic Londoner?

As Lina’s plans for a school become a reality, romance blossoms, but roadblocks ensue. Will Lina and Drew trust in each other to overcome the difficulties and create a future together?

A tale of secrets and fears, love lost and found, One Truth Revealed, weaves a compelling web of intrigue and deception.

Here is an excerpt:

“Thank you for breakfast.”Lina stood, shivered, already feeling the loss of his departure. She pulled on her coat and stuck her gloves in the pocket. “Lovely to talk with you. I hope to see you around the village. My shout next time.”
“Yes, well, the meeting…who knows how long that will last?” He looked worried, and a bit gloomy for a moment. “I may pop into the pub tonight, time permitting.” He smiled then, and his blue eyes twinkled. “You can buy me a beer.”
That sounded promising. Her gaze dropped to his mouth. She’d love to taste those lips. Feel the heat that
emanated from him up close and personal. “I’ll look out for you.” Lina extended her hand. Better to leave this
unexpected meeting casual, friendly. As much as her body tingled, anticipating what a kiss would be like, she
had to remember she was about to be impregnated with some other stranger’s sperm.
They shook hands and the same initial surge of electricity was there, but the longer they held hands a
sturdy warmth took over and that sent a spiral of hungry longing through her body. Normally men in her life
were there for short periods. They’d both know what they were getting into from the very beginning. Nothing
serious. No surprises. Love and romance were for the weak. It surprised her that she liked a lot of things about
this man, and felt familiar with him already. She even cared about that worried look that had crossed his face
again at the mention of the meeting. She’d have made a move, even knowing it would be short-lived, if the timing had been better. She released his hand. Let him go with no promises. If they were destined to meet again, then they would.

And for my readers, leave a comment if you would like to participate: I’d love to gift you a PDF or Mobi copy, and in exchange I’d appreciate an Amazon review. This will help me in obtaining a BookBub review after it is released. Thank you so much. And if you do give it a review, please state that you received an ARC (an advanced reader copy) in that review or it might not post. Thank you again.

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Release Date for One Truth Revealed

I’m so excited to announce the release date for One Truth Revealed, book #2 in the English Village series. The release date is July 14, 2017! Here is the gorgeous cover:

And a blurb:

At thirty-five-years of age, and with pressure from her adoptive mother, Lina Bright is ten days away from undergoing Artificial Insemination in London. She doesn’t need a husband. She travels to Oldcastle to meet her biological mother, a spinster who runs a village teashop. To keep her mother’s secret, but determine her father’s identity, she creates the cover of scouting for property to start a new school.

A bachelor at forty, Drew Compton is an English Professor in Oxford. Diagnosed with “poor swimmers” his fiancée left him. He plans to live out his life alone, with his books. Disliking his mother’s secrets and controlling ways, he seldom returns to Oldcastle. But a chance meeting has him intrigued. Who is this chic Londoner?

As Lina’s plans for a school become a reality, romance blossoms, but roadblocks ensue. Will Lina and Drew trust in each other to overcome the difficulties and create a future together?

A tale of secrets and fears, love lost and found, One Truth Revealed, weaves a compelling web of intrigue and deception.

To celebrate, I’m offering a print book of One Safe Place, (book #1 in the series) to two lucky readers. Or if you prefer, I will gift you an eBook from Amazon for your Kindle. I’ll do the drawing on Sunday 14th, to say Happy Mother’s Day. I’d also love an honest review when you finish reading.

To enter this drawing, please leave a comment telling me what you think of first, when you think of England.

Addendum: the winners, drawn randomly from the magic hat, are Charlotte and CB. I will be in touch by email. Thank you everyone for playing along! And happy Mother’s Day to all!

 

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RONE Award Nominee

My novel, One Safe Place, is a nominee for the RONE Award. This is an award given to the best of the best in indie and small press publishing. To be recognized, a novel must have received at least a four star review from reviewers at In’Dtale online magazine: http://indtale.com

My story received 4.5 stars.

I’m so excited, and thrilled to participate. There is some stiff competition, so even if I don’t make it into the final round I’m happy to be in the race.

The first round requires public voting from readers. Finalists then go into a final round where their book is judged by industry personnel. My category, Steamy contemporary, will accept votes during May 22-28, 2017. Go here to register for the magazine:  https://goo.gl/oh2Tqz  it is free, and it is fun, and then you’ll be able to vote.

In October, there will be an award ceremony during the In’Dscribe conference, in October. The conference is held in Burbank, California. http://www.indtale.com/indscribe-con-information

I’m truly blessed. These kind of awards don’t often happen to me. It’s hard to know what to do to get books out there and into the hands of the readers, let alone get any kind of recognition from contests. All any author can do is keep trying, and keep trying to write the very best book.

Until next time, have fun, be safe.

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L.A. Festival of Books

I’ll be signing One Safe Place, plus giving away all kinds of free stuff, from bookmarks, to pencils, and sticky notes. The Festival of Books is an annual event, and is held on USC Campus. This year it is scheduled for April 22, and 23. What could be better than a weekend surrounded by books?

Come on by Booth 937, near the LA Times stage in Alumni Park, on Saturday, April 22, 2017 and say hello. I’ll be there signing from 12 noon until 2 pm. Plus, I’ll volunteer for a couple of hours.

This is a huge event with upwards of 150,000 people attending. It’s free, but there is a $12 parking fee. Dress comfortably, you’ll get in a lot of walking. There are restaurants, cafes, food trucks. All kinds of speakers, musicians, artists.

Go here for more information: https://latimes.com/festivalofbooks There is a campus map, and there are directions for transportation via metro, and bus. Plus there is a list of speakers for both days.

Looking forward to seeing you!

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Ninety Nine Cent Sale

On Friday, March 24th, 2017, my latest release One Safe Place will go on sale at $0.99 cents for a limited time.

Check it out at Amazon, The Wild Rose Press, and wherever eBooks are sold.

I’m announcing this early, as this weekend I’ll be at the California Dreamin’ Writers Conference, plus participating in a Barbara Vey reader appreciation event, and signing this book at a book signing event. It is going to be a busy time. The reader event is full at this point, however the booksigning is open to the public and free. It runs from 4:30-5:30 pm, Embassy Suites hotel, Brea, California.

Here is a quick blurb:

American, Naomi Paverman, finds clues to her heritage when her grandmother passes. Realizing her existence is based on many lies, she yearns for connection and one safe place to call home. She rents a cottage in an English village to search for her biological father. What she discovers is resistance to questions, but she befriends an attractive and interesting local man…could he be related?

Oliver York is stirred to uncover family history he’s long ignored. Five years earlier, he inherited York Manor in Oldcastle. Oliver maintains an element of privacy to protect himself and his invalid sister from gossip. His interest in Naomi, and the secrets she reveals, causes him to come out of seclusion. Secrets threaten to expose admired citizens.

As their romance blossoms, someone attempts to run Naomi out of town. Is history repeating itself?

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Romance Author Book Signing

Along with more than 60 romance authors, I will participate in a book signing event in Brea, Ca. on March 25th, 4:30-5:30 pm, and will be signing my new release:

The event is open to the general public:

Embassy Suites Hotel

900 East Birch Street,

Brea, Ca. 92821

It will be a fun afternoon, and I hope you can join us. My table for the reader appreciation event, to be held prior to the book signing, is already sold out. Should you wish to purchase tickets there are a few still available. Go here to check:

https://cdwc.ticketleap.com/cr17

 

 

 

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