Check out her latest release!
Valkyrie's Vow, Book 1
Ellora's Cave Publishing
For a thousand years, Mist has shepherded battle-slain warriors to their choice of Valhalla or Asgard. It’s the task she was charged with upon her own death, the mission she chose when becoming Valkyrie. Never before has she fallen for one of those warriors. But then, never has she felt emotions like those evoked by Kurt Stone.
As an undercover cop, Kurt expected a shortened life. He didn’t expect an afterlife spent jumping from realm to realm, screwing a tattooed hottie who makes his blood boil. He should be choosing his next destination, but he’d rather spend eternity indulging in Mist’s delectable body.
The vicious betrayal that led to her death has made Mist reluctant to trust, let alone love. If Kurt can help her face ancient demons, they both might find their idea of Heaven…together.
Read and Excerpt HERE.
Ali: Is there an author that makes you go all “fangirl?”
Mari: Yeah. Stephen King would probably do that. But within the romance genre, I would say it's a little different. I've met so many of the greats at conferences and have spent time chatting with them that I don't get quite the flutters I used to. I did go fan girl on Mary Janice Davidson in a big way at the Romantic Times convention a few years ago. It was really embarrassing since I was dressed as a vampire killer at the time in leather pants and a skull corset. I'm sure I scared the crap out of her.
Ali: If you could co-write with another author who would it be and why?
Mari: This dream I've gotten to live out. I've co-written a western steampunk series with the amazing Samantha Kane. Our rock star agent, Eric Ruben, is currently trying to find the series a place to live. I look forward to the first book coming out and writing more with Sam. She's been my crit partner and best friend for years, so working with her was an absolute blast.
Ali: What are you looking forward to most about AADNola?
Mari: Ummm. It's New Orleans! The food...the parties....The Quarter. I love the city. I’ve spent a good deal of time there over the years. And the AAD con is one of the best. I really get to meet a lot of readers. Plenty of quality time with them and my favorite authors. Stella puts together some interesting panels and parties too.
Ali: The world is under attack and you are forced to run for your life. You only have room for one book in your survival kit, what book do you take?
Mari: There are 7 bookcases in my house right now and you want me to pick just one !?! *faints* No way. I get eaten taking too long to decide. Zombies win.
Ali: Who are your favorite literary characters? (Yours or someone else’s)
Mari: Wow. You're asking hard ones here. So many…However, I was mesmerized by the Grimm stories as a child. Not the cleaned up Disney versions either. Nope. Dad gave me the classic tales of hard lessons learned and personal accountability. Ashella, that eventually became Cinderella, was my fav. In the original version, once the prince figures out the stepsister’s and Stepmom’s deceit, they’re cursed to blindness for life. I know… not very romantic, but I pull many different elements into every story. I do write paranormal romance after all. Deserved comeuppance (*shivers*) gets me every time!
Ali: Are there any of your secondary characters you would like to give more life to?
Mari: All of them. Secondary characters are one of my strengths. But most are not hero and heroine worthy. I have a weird gremlin in Birthright who I HAD to give a little romance to in the course of the book because I loved him so much.
Ali: If you friends were asked to describe you in one word what would it be?
Mari: My mom describes me as loud. She’s not talking volume either.
*Favorite color: Green
*Favorite food: Steak
*Boots or heels: Both, why choose?
*eReader or Print: And again....Both!
*Beer, Liquor or Wine: Wine, Red
*Favorite place to get it on besides the bedroom: Outside.
*Favorite TV Show: Big Bang Theory
*Favorite Book series (besides your own): The Tower series by King and JR Ward's Brotherhood books
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