Mary Hughes

Biography

As a girl, I spun romantic, happily-ever-after stories to get to sleep. A husband, family, two degrees and blackbelt later, I'm delighted to spin them for readers.

I've lived with love and loss, in bright times and dark, and learned we can all use a break from reality every now and then.

So join me for action, sparkling wit and red-hot love. Strong men. Stronger women.

Hugs!
Mary

Smashwords Interview

What are your five favorite books, and why?
Jim Butcher's Ghost story. No one can take conflict and not just ramp it up but totally explode it out of the ballpark like Butcher.

Elizabeth Peter's He Shall Thunder in the Sky. I love all the Amelia Peabody books for the smart, kick-ass archeologist's narrative, but this is the one that ties up her son Ramses' romance with beautiful doctor Nefret. Gotta love a romance that builds tension over several books.

Rex Stout's Triple Zeck. Again, I love all the Nero Wolfe stories (Archie Goodwin's narration is still smart and sharp decades later) but this set of three pits the famous detective against his arch nemesis.

J.R. Ward's Lover Eternal. The beauty of Rhage and Mary's love story sings.

Anything by Malcolm Gladwell. Non-fiction is great to stay informed and better oneself, but Gladwell shines in being informative and deeply thought-provoking in a thoroughly entertaining and engaging way.
What do you read for pleasure?
Mysteries, paranormal romance, humor, fantasy and science fiction. Above all there has to be some wit and charm to the characters. HEA a must. If I wanted real life I'd live it :)
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Videos

Bite My Fire
Supersexy vampire romance. A Biting Love story. Irish-Latina cop Elena O'Rourke meets Viking vampire Bo Strongwell over murder. Music is Norwegian Grieg's In the Hall of the Mountain King with a Latin beat. Warning: Jammed with hot explicit sex, graphic fanged violence, and acid cop humor. May contain donuts.

Books

Twice Shy
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 45,130. Language: English. Published: October 19, 2013. Category: Fiction » Romance » Contemporary
(5.00)
Can tripping over your own feet lead to falling…in love? Media superstar Zan is tired of high-gloss, meaningless dates. He just wants to meet a nice girl—like shy Vicky. He arranges a meet through her sister, his model ex-girlfriend Ronnie. Ronnie thinks he wants to get back together with her. Now Vicky has to overcome her shy nature, her sister, and her own feet to win Zan's love.

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