Marie Lavender lives in the Midwest with her family and two cats. She has been writing for a little over twenty-five years. Multi-genre author of Victorian maritime romance/family saga, Heiresses in Love series, and 18 other books. She has more works in progress than she can count on two hands.
At the tender age of nine, she began writing stories. She majored in Creative Writing in college because that was all she ever wanted – to be a writer. While there, she published two works in a university publication and was a copy editor on the staff of an online student journal. After graduating from college, she sought out her dream to publish a book.
Since 2010, Marie has published 21 books in the genres of historical romance, contemporary romance, romantic suspense, paranormal romance, romantic comedy, dramatic fiction, fantasy, science fiction, mystery/thriller, literary fiction and poetry. An avid blogger on the side, she writes adult fiction, as well as occasional stories for children, and has recently started some young adult fiction. She also contributed to several anthologies. Though she has some standalone titles on the market, her current published series are The Heiresses in Love Series, The Eternal Hearts Series, The Magick Series, The Code of Endhivar Series, The Misfits Series and The Blood at First Sight Series. Feel free to visit her website at http://marielavender.com/ for further information about her books and her life. Marie is also on Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, and Instagram.
A list of her books and pen names are as follows:
Magick Series: Book 1, Magick & Moonlight
Magick Series: Book 2, A Little Magick placed in the TOP 10 on the 2015 P&E Readers’ Poll.
(**Author’s Note — Upon Your Return and The Heiresses boxed set are unavailable right now, until my new publisher can release them back to the public.)
Heiresses in Love: Book 1, Upon Your Return was the 2013 and 2014 Amazon Bestseller Ranking for the first edition.
Heiresses in Love: Book 2, Upon Your Honor
Heiresses in Love: Book 3, Upon Your Love placed in the TOP 10 on the 2017 P&E Readers’ Poll.
Blood at First Sight: Book 1, Second Nature
Blood at First Sight: Book 2, Blood Instincts reached TOP 10 status in the Romance category of the 2018 P&E Readers’ Poll.
Lovers Like Us (featured poem from the book anthology, Poets & Writers in Action)
The Missing Piece placed in the TOP 10 on the 2017 P&E Readers’ Poll.
Directions of the Heart reached the semi-finalist round in the 2018 AuthorsDB Book Cover Contest. It was nominated and made it past the first round in the 2018 Author Academy Awards. This book was also nominated for the 2017 Reader’s Choice Awards. It placed in the TOP 10 Books of 2017 on Amy’s Bookshelf Reviews blog. TOP 20 Authors of 2017 on Amy’s Bookshelf Reviews blog. Mystery Blogger Award for 2017. A to Z Blog Challenge Survivor in 2016. March 2016 Empress of the Universe title – winner of the “Broken Heart” themed contest and the “I Love You” themed contest on Poetry Universe.
Eternal Hearts Series: Book 1, Second Chance Heart placed in the TOP 10 on the 2015 P&E Readers’ Poll.
Code of Endhivar Series: Book 1, Blue Vision made the TOP 10 on the Science Fiction and Fantasy category of the 2019 P&E Readers’ Poll, and also reached TOP 10 status in the Romance category, along with a featured interview in the January 2018 issue of Womelle Magazine.
Misfits Series: Book 1, Chasing Ginger
Leather and Lace
Terror in the Night
A Touch of Dawn
A Hint of Scandal
Hard to Get
A Misplaced Life
Express Café and Other Ramblings
Ramblings, Musings, and Other Things
Soulful Ramblings and Other Worldly Things
Additionally, Marie reached the Top 10 Authors list on AuthorsDB.com for the last 4 years. Voted TOP BLOGGER for 2018 on the Romance Lives Forever Blog. TOP 20 Authors of 2018 on Amy’s Bookshelf Reviews blog. The I Love Romance Blog became a finalist in StartDating DK’s Romance Blog Awards of 2017. It also landed on Feedspot’s 2017 TOP 100 Novel Blogs and TOP 100 Romance Blogs. 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, 2014 and 2016. Winner of the Great One Liners Contest on the Directory of Published Authors.