SOMEONE LIKE YOU is now available!

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I’m so excited to announce that my latest novel, SOMEONE LIKE YOU, is now available on Amazon in Kindle and paperback versions!

I’m really proud of this book. Ruby, my wife, says that Delphine (the love interest) is her favorite of all my characters so far :3 And that makes me SUPER happy! I just love the chemistry between Maggie and Delphine, and their dynamic was delightful to write. I really hope you enjoy it. Please let me know what you think by leaving a comment or dropping me an e-mail! I love to chat with readers and other writers   ❤

Click here to find Someone Like You on Amazon!

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Have you ever fallen for the wrong person?

Maggie Zurek is a high-powered executive who just pulled off the crowning achievement of her business career. Her future looks bright, but when a sleep-deprived car accident causes her family to send her on a forced vacation, Maggie is furious. It’s the worst possible time to waste two weeks at an island on the Maine coast. But she’s even more furious when she discovers that her sister signed her up for a self-help painting class with a teacher who is Maggie’s polar opposite.

Delphine Moss is free-spirited and reckless, a woman who shamelessly flaunts convention. She delights in challenging Maggie’s perfectionism and rigid views, and in spite of herself, Maggie is entranced by Delphine’s siren song. She’s never fallen for a woman before, so Maggie is utterly unprepared for the storm of emotions that Delphine excites in her. And there’s nothing Maggie hates more than feeling unprepared.

A passionate encounter leaves Maggie shaken to her very foundations, and she leaves the island, vowing never to set eyes on Delphine again. But in the course of a year, fate—a force Maggie never believed in—conspires to turn both of their lives upside down, and their unlikely reunion sends Maggie’s inhibitions up in smoke.

As the two women join forces to save Delphine’s island, Maggie struggles to come to terms with her feelings. Can two people who are so fundamentally different ever be happy together? And if Maggie allows herself to truly fall for Delphine, will Delphine ever see her as more than a conquest?

 

New Release Soon – SOMEONE LIKE YOU

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Sorry it’s been so long since I posted here! I’m more active over at my Facebook, but I’ve been keeping a bit of a low profile since the election in order to preserve my sanity.

But I have exciting news! I hope to release my next novel, SOMEONE LIKE YOU, next Tuesday (December 20th). I really, really love this one–it’s an “opposites attract” or “enemies to lovers” story, and I haven’t published a novel of that sort before. I adore the characters and I get giddy every time I read the scenes where they’re together. I think you’re going to love it!

My wonderful editor, Bridget Essex of Rose and Star Press, made me the novel’s cover. It’s BEAUTIFUL and perfectly captures the atmosphere of the story.

Below is my in-progress description. I can’t wait to share this novel with you all!

Have you ever fallen for the wrong person?

Maggie Zurek is a high-powered executive who just completed the crown jewel of her business career. Her future looks bright, but after a sleep-deprived car accident, her family sends her on a forced vacation to an island off the coast of Maine. Maggie is furious to be torn away from work, but she’s even more furious when she discovers that her sister signed her up for a self-help painting class with a teacher who is Maggie’s polar opposite.

Delphine Moss is free-spirited and reckless, a woman who shamelessly flaunts convention. She delights in challenging Maggie’s perfectionism and rigid views, and in spite of herself, Maggie is drawn in by Delphine’s siren song. Having never fallen for a woman before, Maggie is utterly unprepared for the storm of emotions that Delphine excites in her. And there’s nothing Maggie hates more than feeling unprepared.

A brief, passionate encounter leaves Maggie shaken to her core, and she leaves the island, vowing never to set eyes on Delphine again. But in the course of a year, fate—a force Maggie never believed in—conspires to turn both of their lives upside down, and their unlikely reunion sends Maggie’s inhibitions up in smoke.

As the two women join forces to save Delphine’s island, Maggie struggles to come to terms with her feelings. Can two people who are so fundamentally different ever be happy together? And if Maggie allows herself to truly fall for Delphine, will Delphine ever see her as more than a conquest?

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THE MOUNTAIN BETWEEN US is #5!

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I am ELATED to tell you that my most recent novel, THE MOUNTAIN BETWEEN US, is #5 on Amazon’s Lesbian Romance Best Seller list!

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It’s getting great reviews as well! If you’d like to give it a read, it’s available on Amazon (link below) in both Kindle and paperback versions, and you can read it for FREE on Kindle Unlimited!

I’d love to hear what you think about it 🙂

The Mountain Between Us by Marian Snowe

The Mountain Between Us

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I’m very excited to announce that my newest novel, The Mountain Between Us, is now available to buy on Amazon! You can also read it for FREE on Kindle Unlimited!

This novel was a joy to write. My favorite part of writing romance is exploring the ways love can change a person, and how two people can overcome their fears and accept each other’s flaws in order to share their lives. Tess and Remy are perfect examples of this, and I hope you love this novel as much as I do.

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Buy THE MOUNTAIN BETWEEN US on Amazon

Is love worth taking a risk when nothing is certain?

Tess Monroe is starting a new chapter in her life—or, at least, she hopes she is. After quitting her tedious, dead-end job, Tess has some time on her hands before her new career starts, and she’s determined to make the most of it.

As a congratulations gift from her family, Tess receives a week’s retreat: a guided hike up to an exclusive yoga resort in the mountains. She’s certain this will be her chance for a fresh start, but the trip begins on a bad note when an unexpected storm turns the leisurely hike into a dangerous ordeal. When Tess slips off the steep, icy trail, her vacation and her life are in jeopardy…until she falls straight into the strong, capable arms of the world’s hottest park ranger: Remy Labelle.

Remy is a bold, intelligent woman with a cutting wit, and her striking features and smoldering smirk make Tess go weak in the knees. But Remy has a huge chip on her shoulder about the yoga resort, and Tess never takes chances when it comes to romance. Still, Tess can’t deny the incendiary spark between them, and she finds herself questioning her rigid expectations of what a perfect romance must be.

As things keep going wrong on Tess’s vacation, she and Remy grow closer and passions flare. But Remy’s past—and the manipulations of Melissa, the resort’s manager, who clearly has a hold over Remy—threatens to get in the way. Will Tess overcome her fear of heartbreak to try a relationship with Remy? And even if she does, can Remy drop her barriers and allow herself to love again?

HEREAFTER is available today!

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I am utterly elated to share with you that my second novel, HEREAFTER, is now available on Amazon and for FREE on Kindle Unlimited!

Click here to buy HEREAFTER on Amazon or read on Kindle Unlimited!

This book means the world to me. I poured so much emotion into it–it’s an intense, poignant love story that transforms both women forever. Writing it was an incredible experience for me and I learned so much about crafting stories. I’m so proud of this novel and I hope from the bottom of my heart that you love it.

Here’s the summary:

Detective Samantha Easton has always thought of herself as an adaptable person. But when she nearly dies after being shot on the job, Sam discovers something totally at odds with her rational, analytical personality: she can now see the spirits of people who have died, and she’s not finding it easy to adapt.

As if the sudden appearance of ghosts on the streets of Boston and her dead great-grandmother’s curious questions about her love life aren’t enough, Sam is being haunted by a mystery woman. This beautiful ghost, Mae, has no memories and is unable to move on from this life to whatever comes next—and she wants Sam to solve the mystery of her death.

Sam readily accepts the case, happy to get back to doing what she does best. There’s only one problem: falling in love with Mae wasn’t part of Sam’s plan.

As the two women unravel Mae’s secrets, they fall deeper in love with one another… But how can a ghost and a living person live happily ever after?

Cover reveal! ~ HEREAFTER ~

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My wonderful publishers have created a gorgeous cover for my upcoming novel, HEREAFTER. I’m so excited to share with you that HEREAFTER’s release date is July 26th – less than a week away!

HEREAFTER is the story of Detective Samantha Easton. Sam’s always prided herself on being adaptable, but after she’s shot and nearly killed on the job, something happens that turns her rational, logic-based worldview upside-down: she starts seeing the spirits of dead people.

As if ghosts wandering the streets of Boston and her dead great-grandmother prying into her love life isn’t enough, Sam is being haunted by a mystery woman. Mae, a beautiful ghost, has no memories and is unable to cross over to whatever waits beyond this mortal coil. She asks Sam to solve the mystery of her death in the hopes that it will bring to light why her spirit is still here. Sam’s happy to take on this challenge – detective work is at least more familiar than interacting with ghosts – but she didn’t plan on falling in love with Mae.

As the two women investigate Mae’s death and work to unearth her secrets, they fall deeper in love with each other. But how can a romance between a living person and a ghost ever turn out happily?

I’m so proud of this novel and I just can’t wait to share it with you! ❤

Finished draft!

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Sorry it’s been so long since I posted! I’ve been hard at work on my next novel, a romance with a side of mystery and ghostly happenings.

The biggest news I have to share is that on July 1, I quit my office job and I’m now writing full time. It took a lot of planning and a lot of kicks in the butt by the universe, but I’m so, so incredibly happy that I took this leap. I want to write stories that make people happy, stories that show that lesbians can and do have happy endings. It’s my greatest wish that I’ll be able to continue doing this for a living.

So! 😀 To celebrate finishing my draft, I created a graphic with a quote from the novel. Here’s a quick description of the novel’s premise:

Detective Samantha Easton finds that, after sustaining a near-mortal wound, she can now see the spirits of people who have passed. As a staunch skeptic, she has a hard time coming to terms with this, but things get even more complicated when a beautiful ghost–who Sam’s been seeing all over the place and can’t get out of her thoughts–approaches her. This ghost, Mae, asks Sam to solve the mystery of her death so she can cross over. That would be a hard enough task as it is, but as they grow closer to each other and to unraveling the mystery, Sam finds that she’s falling in love with Mae.

There’s so much emotion in this novel. Sam has a lot of things to work out before she can accept what’s happening to her, and it takes a serious toll on her. This is the hardest story I’ve written because of the heartbreak of losing loved ones and being afraid to lose them, but I promise you–I’ll never write a lesbian romance that doesn’t have a happy ending.

I’ll be spending this week deep in editing, and then the novel will go to my publishers. I can’t wait to have a release date to share with you! I hope, so much, that you’ll enjoy this novel. It’s been an incredible journey.

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My next novel and Mount Auburn Cemetery

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I’m almost a third of the way through the draft of my next novel, a romance between Sam, a police detective who starts seeing ghosts soon after she had a near-death experience, and Mae, a murdered woman who needs Sam to solve the mystery of her death. I don’t have a title picked yet, but I am LOVING THIS STORY. Sam is such a fun character to write–she was shot and is recovering, but she’s a terrible patient who refuses to take it easy or find nice, relaxing ways to spend her time until she heals. Mae is a ghost with a wit quick enough to match Sam’s smart mouth (detectives MUST have a smart mouth, don’t you know) but who can’t remember what happened to her or why she hasn’t moved on.

I just finished a scene that takes place in one of my favorite locations: Mount Auburn Cemetery in Cambridge, MA.

It’s an indescribably beautiful place–over 170 acres of rolling parkland, with ponds and gardens and titanic trees placed among the graves. There are walking trails everywhere, birdwatching galore, and the most stunning sculpture I’ve seen anywhere (even at the MFA). It’s so peaceful, so atmospheric, and it’s steeped in history. There are so many important historical figures buried there; the last time Ruby and I visited, we went particularly to find Amy Lowell’s grave. Amy Lowell is one of my favorite poets, and she was a lesbian who wrote incredibly beautiful, sensual poetry to her love.

Writing a romantic ghost story with scenes set at Mount Auburn is such a delight. It’s got the perfect atmosphere. I definitely want to plan another visit before the novel is published, so I can take some pictures specifically to use for pre-release art.

If you live anywhere near Boston, I can’t urge you enough to visit. It’s such an unforgettable place.

(Isn’t Ruby adorable? One of my favorite things about Mount Auburn is the tiny cobblestone paths that wind all through it, taking you to surprising places and out-of-the-way family grave plots.)

RESCUE ME has been released!

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I haven’t been very talkative on my blog lately, but I’ve been pretty active on my Facebook page, if you’d like to friend me there 🙂 I have some fabulous news, though!

My newest novella, RESCUE ME, was released today!

Buy it on Amazon or read it for FREE on Kindle Unlimited!

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What’s more intimidating than rescuing a forty-ton whale? For Elise Giordano, it’s talking to someone she admires, particularly if that someone is Sasha Jeffries. Sasha is the confident, captivating leader of the New England Marine Animal Rescue, where Elise volunteers. Gorgeous and adventurous, Sasha is the girl of Elise’s dreams…but Elise figures Sasha needs her like a fish needs a bicycle.

But then, before sunrise one summer morning, Sasha calls Elise’s cell phone. A mother humpback whale and her calf are in trouble, and only the NEMAR crew can save them. It’s the perfect opportunity for Elise to show Sasha just how dedicated to animal rescue she is, and maybe even impress her a little. But this rescue seems to hold extra significance for Sasha, and with so much at stake, will Elise be able to overcome her chronically tied tongue?

#1 Best Seller!

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I was beyond stunned when my editor texted me early Wednesday morning to tell me that HEART OF GLASS has reached #1 on Amazon’s Best Sellers in Lesbian Romance list — and I’m still floating on a cloud.

In all honesty, I never expected my first novel to be this popular. I adore HEART OF GLASS. I love the characters and the mystery and the chilly, mystic atmosphere of Wavestead, which has become like a daydream home for me. But I had so many doubts when I was writing it. Was it too slow? Was it as romantic as I hoped? Did the characters and their emotions ring true?

From the reception it’s getting, I know at least that I’m doing something right. It’s an immense, immense confidence booster for a person who knows she needs to work on her confidence. I’m so humbled and delighted by the support I’m getting from friends and fans, and I’m so grateful that my editors introduced me to this world and are helping me through it every step I take. My heart is overflowing.

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I’m in the middle of writing a new novella, RESCUE ME. It’s about Elise, a woman who gets tongue-tied when she tries to speak to anyone she finds attractive, and Sasha, Elise’s beautiful and confident mentor at the marine animal rescue where they both work. Elise and Sasha embark on a rescue mission save a humpback whale who’s gotten tangled in fishing line. Along the way, as Elise tries to get her courage up to ask Sasha out, she learns some surprising things about Sasha’s past girlfriends.

I’m having a lot of fun writing it (I love whales and seals!) and I hope that those who’ve enjoyed HEART OF GLASS will look forward to it 🙂

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