April Alisa Marquette

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April Alisa Marquette, Author Adult Fiction - Her website has a new home! www.aprilalisamarquette.net
Gifted with the uncanny ability to draw a reader in and enthrall from any point in a story, April, a native New Yorker, was delighted with the Creative Writing and Literature electives offered in college. She who was also a successful tutor for young people that others had given up on is committed to the craft of writing. The creator of captivating adult fiction, she offers drama, love, laughter, angst, erotica, heartbreak and so much more in her stories. If a reader loves the journey as well as arriving at a designation, then she is your author. If a reader wants out-of-the-norm; stories that encompass alternative lifestyles and truly complex relationships, then she is a must read! Emotionally-jolting, read her but be prepared to substitute laughing out loud for shedding a tear from one moment to the next. Her beautifully detailed sagas depict smart, sexy, multi-cultural characters and the seemingly twisted people who either love or are fatally attracted to them.

Smashwords Interview

What do your fans mean to you?
As an author, my fans, or readers as I like to think of them, mean everything to me. You see, whenever I'm writing they are never far from mind. When I pen something that makes me laugh, I think 'Oh they're going to get a kick out of that.' When I pen something that is heartbreaking, I can just imagine readers dabbing at the tear that might have slipped down their cheek. I'll tell you something else. Since I am a reader too, I know there is a bond between the reader and the author, and that bond is sacred. Readers choose authors because they want great stories. They want to be swept away. They want to feel involved in a story; they want to understand what motivates characters and what makes them do the things they do. As an author, I give readers/fans those things. I don't withhold information. I feel that would be unfair. It is why I show you what a character says and does in the company of other characters. Then when that character is alone, I show you what is real, how they actually feel. The mask comes off. The reader gets to see who the character really is -- and sometimes that person is seriously twisted. However, all of this makes for a great story because the reader is then aware of what the other characters don't yet know -- that everyone is in for a wild ride!
Do you remember the first story you ever read, and the impact it had on you?
The first story that I can remember, the one that had an impact on me was The Three Bears. I didn't read it. I was too young, but my mom read it to me. She gave all the characters different voices. She made the story real for me. As we turned pages and she read, it was as though I was in the story. She started me on this journey. She instilled in me a lifelong love for reading, as well as writing. The first story that I read to myself though, the one that I can remember the impact of was...wait for it... The Bobbsey Twins. There are at least 70 or more books containing these characters, two sets of twins in one family. Both the older twins, a boy and a girl, as well as the younger twins, a boy and a girl too were young detectives. While reading their stories, I felt as though I was right there with them, solving kid mysteries. I will forever be grateful to my grade school teacher, Ms. Seryl, who introduced me to those stories and others. She would lend me books from her personal library. However, bending to my level she would look me in the eye and sweetly say, "Now April, when you return this, I want it to look the same." She'd previously explained that by that she meant, no dog-eared or folded pages, no food or drink spills or smudges, and no torn spine. She taught me that books and knowledge are both to be respected. For those lifelong lessons I will forever be grateful. Teachers truly are rock stars! Moms too!
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Yielding
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Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 14,300. Language: English. Published: October 29, 2012 by April Alisa Marquette. Category: Nonfiction » Inspiration » Personal inspiration
The Relinquish & Reap Series, Book 3 Jessica is now a young woman who finds herself in the big city... Find out where irrepressible Jessica winds up in this, the third account in her inspirational true-life series.
Sowing
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Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 11,940. Language: English. Published: October 29, 2012 by April Alisa Marquette. Category: Nonfiction » Inspiration » Personal inspiration
The Reliquish & Reap Series, Book 2 As an adolescent and teenager, Jessica winds up far from home. She experiences things that became...her secrets to carry --until now.
Seedling
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Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 11,020. Language: English. Published: October 29, 2012 by April Alisa Marquette. Category: Nonfiction » Inspiration » Personal inspiration
The Relinquish & Reap Series, Book 1 Seedling is Jessica’s story. Once a small frightened girl...she garnered remarkable faith. This first account in her inspirational true-life series is thought-provoking and poignant.

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Absolution
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Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 76,860. Language: English. Published: June 18, 2012. Category: Fiction » Plays & Screenplays » American
April Alisa Marquette's dazzling debut novel! A provocative, witty, sexy, and sometimes sad, all-night-read... Book I in The Cohort Trilogy depicts three women and their gay male roommate, Beau. The four friends call themselves Cohorts and believe their friendship is near perfect; that is...until one of the women betrays beautiful buff Beau, by cavorting with his man. Then oh, the drama! Riveting.
Progression
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Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 90,620. Language: English. Published: June 18, 2012. Category: Fiction » Plays & Screenplays » American
The Second Novel in The Cohort Trilogy. This is the continuing story of The Cohorts - three women and buff, beautiful Beau, who was once their gay male roommate. Now everyone should be older and wiser as they deal with things they'd previously never expected. Like its predecessor, Progression is a ride! Thought provoking, wicked & sexy, readers may tear up one moment then laugh out loud the next!
Iniquities
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Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 93,580. Language: English. Published: June 18, 2012. Category: Fiction » Plays & Screenplays » American
The Conclusion, Thought provoking & poignant. Buff, beautiful, gay male Beau is back... In this, the closer, peek into Beauregard DeVeaux’s closeted world; see his sexcapades and his lifestyle. In the third novel of The Cohort Trilogy, join Beau on a turbulent ride, become privy to things that could very well be considered...iniquities...
Exodus
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Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 91,030. Language: English. Published: June 7, 2012. Category: Fiction » Thriller & suspense » General
Curvy Aqua meets dashing Latin Noel. With him she visits several coastal isles, sharing sultry days and sexy nights, even as the strangest things begin to happen. When Aqua asks questions, all hell begins to break loose! Someone --or something-- desires Aqua’s silence, forever; even as the High Priestess is summoned. Now the question is...will help arrive --in time? Book I, The Sea Isles Series
Turnabout
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Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 91,410. Language: English. Published: June 6, 2012. Category: Fiction » Erotica » Contemporary
Sexy Abigail takes care of everyone in her circle of family and friends. Ruggedly attractive Joseph would like them to become a couple. Yet conflicting emotions and other people --namely Abigail’s ex-- manage to keep them apart. Amid misfortune, can the seemingly star-crossed lovers pull through? A frustrating & exhilarating romance.
Rebuke
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Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 79,150. Language: English. Published: June 6, 2012. Category: Fiction » Plays & Screenplays » American
For decades he preached to many, often expounding on salvation and sin, but does he have secrets, sins of his own? His wife seems the picture of perfection, but is there something amiss? Younger, Topaz appears to be the talented, dutiful daughter...but perhaps she is not. You don't know this preacher and his family, but you will. A tale of love, lies, betrayal and redemption.

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