Thursday, 19 March 2015

Montana Blues is a HIT!

Montana Blues, the first in the Sins of Silver Creek series and my first menage is a hit! At time of writing it's number 6 on the 30 best sellers of Menage and Multiple list on Bookstrand. It's got two 5 star ratings (one of which is mine!!!). I am nervously awaiting my first review.

I've done the first chapter of the second in the series, Cowboys & Cocktails. The plot comes to me in dribs and drabs but it's coming. A long way to go before I get a 45k book though. I will do it though. Watch this space.

Thursday, 29 January 2015

Montana Blues for publication

It's me again. I think this blog might be once a year!
Montana Blues, the first in the Sins of Silver Creek series, is going to be published by Siren. 9th March is the date I have at the moment. I'm so excited but worried because the second in the series, Cowboys & Cocktails will be a book from absolute scratch. I've got a vague plot but that's it. At least I know the characters are going to be Emily Coy, John Stanford and his cousin Wes Stanford. This time it's going to be MFM. But then again, if Montana Blues bombs then I might not bother. I hope it does well though.

MB is my 7th book published by Siren. They sent it back with some minor revisions but once I done those and sent it back, I had my acceptance within 2 hours.

Anyway, that's it for now. I'll probably be back next year!

Wednesday, 22 January 2014

Haven't blogged for a while Part 2

Yep, it's me. Where have I been? You are all asking. Well, I'm still in my severe depression world. It so sucks. However, I have cut my medication in half, which is a good sign. The dosage I'm on seems to keep me on an even keel. Well, I thought it was. Last year in November I took an overdose. I was at breaking point. But oh God I will never do that again. Vomiting my guts up overnight in hospital was real acidic yuk and a never to be repeated episode.
But enough about depression. I'm still writing. I have ditched "Addiction" the sequel to Secret Eyes. It just wasn't working for me. Maybe some time in the future I will pick it up again. At the moment I am writing the first book in a new series "Sins of Silver Creek". Montana Blues is the title and basically it's a total rewrite of the very first book I ever wrote. Montana Blues is a M/M/F and I'm now starting to write the first love scene between the guys. I need some music on though for inspiration because this is going to be HOT!
Anyway that's it for a while. Maybe I'll blog again in another year's time!!!

Wednesday, 27 February 2013

Haven't blogged for a while

As the title suggests, I haven't blogged for a while. Don't know exactly why I'm blogging now... Actually, I do know. I need to offload. Get my frustrations out. Really, I'd like to shout out my frustrations, however, I'll probably be in breach of the peace, and some police officer will read me the riot act.

My first frustration is my inability to write. Addiction, the sequel to Secret Eyes, is only 1200 words long and not even past the first chapter stage. Either I don't want to get into my character's heads, or I can't. I suspect it's the former. I don't want to get into California and Anakin's heads because I really can't be bothered. This is due to my second frustration.

My second frustration is sales for Undercover Desires are, quite honestly, simply dreadful. I'm still in my very dark place, my severe depression rendering me useless and exhausted, but even so, I put everything I had into Undercover Desires, and I finished it. I wrote those two little words - The End. I really thought this was it, this was the book that would skyrocket. How wrong was I. That's the last time, and only time, I will be optimistic. I've always been a pessimist, and I'm going to stay that way from now on. Low sales aren't exactly encouraging me to continue with my writing. I mean, come on, why should I? I know. I know. I'm a moaning so-and-so. I know I should be grateful for being published in the first place. And I am. Really I am. I know friends who have degrees in writing and yet cannot find a publisher. And yet, the almost non-existent sales are seriously pissing me off. I want to yell at readers, why aren't you reading my book? Why are they choosing other authors? What's wrong with me? But I don't. I'm thankful for any sale, and hold any reader, wherever they are on the earth, who reads my books in very high regards.

My third frustration is, of course, my severe depression. It really sucks. I wouldn't wish it on my worst enemy. Not that I have any. Well, I don't think so. I'm taking medication that makes me incredibly tired. Not good either. I can't win, can I? I sincerely hope my doctor's suggestion of reducing the dosage will combat the tiredness but will still lift my mood into a lighter place. God, I hope so.

And that concludes my blog... Actually, it should be rant, for now. When will I blog again? Who knows.

Saturday, 2 February 2013

Undercover Desires

Undercover Desires is now available to pre-order from There is a 15% discount until midnight CST, February 20th.

Release date is February 13th.

This will probably be my last book published for a while. My severe depression has really wiped out my interest in everything, including writing.

For those who buy this book, I hope you enjoy Georgiana and Reed's journey. I would be grateful for any reviews.

Monday, 31 December 2012

Latest news

Lust in the First Degree (The Andersons 4) will be available in print in 4 - 6 weeks time. Hopefully just in time for Valentine's Day.

And speaking of Valentine's Day... Undercover Desires,  my latest offering, has a release date of 14th February 2013.

Happy New Year. Enjoy tonight and stay safe.

Marie xx

Tuesday, 20 November 2012

Spotlight Interview & Undercover Desires

Today, 20th November, I am a guest over at Lori King's blog. Check out my interview at

Sales for Lust in the First Degree have not been brilliant, but you won't find me complaining. Whether it's one book sold or 100, it's nice to see people reading the books that I've loved writing. As for reviews? I've had one from fellow Siren author Jan Bowles. She gave it 5 stars. Bless you, Jan. I really appreciate it.

My latest book Undercover Desires now stands at the 40k mark. Apart from some brain dead moments, it's coming along nicely. I believe another 2 chapters and it will be finished. By the time I've edited and polished it ready to be submitted, I'm hoping it will be 50k. However, I'm not at all happy with the last sex scene in the book. I don't know what it is but something's missing. Also the ensuing "pillow talk" is so naff, it's laughable. More work is needed on these areas. But I don't want to go overboard otherwise I'll be rolling my eyes more times than Ana in Fifty Shades of Grey!