Marianne Morea is a New Yorker, born and bred, and for the most part her stories and characters embody the grit and complexity of the city. An avid traveler, she uses her experiences from around the world in all her books. There isn’t a place her characters live or travel that she haven’t been herself, and through her words, tries to transport my readers. Like most authors, her love affair with the written word started as a child with the books she read. Even today, she loves to read almost as much as she loves to write. Marianne’s favorite stories are the ones that transport her, that bring her to places and introduces her to characters that leave readers breathless…the ones that spark the fire of her imagination, allowing her to dream in the world of ‘what if?’ She’s always been a scribbler, and from the time she could write her name, Marianne has been making up stories. So it was no surprise to family and friends when she earned degrees in both Journalism and Fine Art, but after working in the trenches of Madison Avenue as a Graphic Artist, she decided to do what she loves most fulltime. Write.
Her dark paranormal romance, Blood Legacy, is the first book in her Legacy Series, and takes you from New York City to the Costa del la Luz in Spain, to foggy London and the romance of Rome. The story also takes you back in time 300 years to a place rife with conflict and brutality, bringing an historical edge to my vampires, their lives, a love that spanned the centuries and the search for absolution and redemption that carries death in its wake. Hunter’s Blood and Twice Cursed are books one and two in Marianne Morea’s contemporary shifter series, Cursed by Blood. The story is set on the east coast of the U.S., taking you from the rocky coast of Maine to the heart of New York City, the NYPD and the vampire underground. Revenge and the struggle for power all play a part in this urban fantasy suspense, where Weres and Vampires are forced to work together to solve the mystery of what’s tearing their veiled world apart from the inside out.
In the meantime Marianne is also a founding member and the current President of The Paranormal Romance Guild, a not-for-profit organization for readers and authors of the genre. Of course, she’s still writing, and when not sitting ‘bichok’ (but in a chair hands on keyboard), she’s spending time with her husband and three kids, traveling to exciting, romantic places …for inspiration, of course! Who says dreams can’t come true?
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by Marianne Morea
Series: Cursed by Blood Series, Book Three.
Approx. 84,660 words.
Published on April 9, 2013.
Freedom fighter, Carlos Salazar, lived by his sword, fighting evil in the guise of righteousness and the atrocities carried out in the name of God, until the night he met true evil.
Trina Markham’s life was ordinary—until a chance meeting with the man of her dreams. Alarmed by the intensity of their attraction, dangerous passions ignite. Can they survive a legacy of blood and lies?
by Marianne Morea
Series: Cursed by Blood Series, Book Two.
Approx. 111,710 words.
Published on November 13, 2012.
Psychic, Lily Saburi is no stranger to the supernatural. A tough as nails investigator, she has joined forces with a man she once sought to kill and now can’t live without, sexy Sean Leighton, Alpha of the Brethren of Weres. Their love surpassed every obstacle, yet in the wake of a deadly virus, politics and assassination force them apart. Can they solve the mystery and find a way to be together?
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- Mabe's Burden
on Dec. 03, 2013
It’s always an honor when a fellow author asks you to review their latest work, and I was both happy and excited to do so for Kelly Abell when she gave me the advanced release copy.
Meet the O’Banion girls. Mara, Meg and Mabe. No three sisters could be more different. Oceans of time and past circumstance have built a ten year rift between them, but with the death of their father they are once again reunited. Happy ending, right? Wrong.
The girls are forced to align their very different and completely individual strengths to save the one unifying thing in their life. Shennanigans. The family business their father built, and the legacy he left behind…especially for Mabe. Threatened by creditors one man stands in the way. Aaron Shaw.
Tempers flare and underlying passions ignite, ones that Mabe doesn’t want to think about, let alone acknowledge—however the fates have different plans in store.
Find out what in this heartwarming saga of family pride, human frailty and the need to overcome past mistakes and the love it takes to accomplish it all. A true love story that will satisfy even the most diehard of romance junkies.