Marilyn Brant has been told she writes with honesty, liveliness and wit (descriptors she's grown terribly fond of) about complex, intelligent women -- like her friends -- and their significant personal relationships. Although her favorite pursuits undoubtedly involve books, she proves she's not just a literary snob by confessing her lifelong fascination (read: obsession) with popular music, especially from the '70s & '80s, most flavors of ice cream and a variety of sensuous body lotions/oils.
Marilyn is the award-winning women's fiction author of ACCORDING TO JANE (2009), FRIDAY MORNINGS AT NINE (2010) and A SUMMER IN EUROPE (2011), all from Kensington Books. She also writes fun and flirty romantic comedies that involve sweet treats and large doses of humor. Her ebook, ON ANY GIVEN SUNDAE, came out in June 2011 and hit the "Bestsellers in Humor" list. Her second digital book, DOUBLE DIPPING (Sept. 2011), was a finalist for "Best Contemporary Novel" in the 2012 International Digital Awards. HOLIDAY MAN (Nov. 2012) and PRIDE, PREJUDICE AND THE PERFECT MATCH (Jan. 2013) are Marilyn's latest ebook exclusives.
As a former teacher, library staff member, freelance magazine writer and national book reviewer, Marilyn has spent much of her life lost in literature. Her debut novel, ACCORDING TO JANE, featuring "the ghost of Jane Austen giving a young woman dating advice," won the Romance Writers of America's prestigious Golden Heart® Award and the Booksellers' Best Award, and it was selected as one of the "Top 100 Romance Novels of All Time" by Buzzle.com. Her second women's fiction story, FRIDAY MORNINGS AT NINE, was a Doubleday and Book-of-the-Month Club pick. And A SUMMER IN EUROPE was featured in the Literary Guild as well as being a Top 20 bestseller in the Rhapsody Book Club.
She currently lives in the Chicago suburbs with her family. When she isn't rereading Jane's books or watching old movies, she's working on her next novel, eating chocolate indiscriminately and hiding from the laundry.
Please visit her website at www.marilynbrant.com.
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Pride, Prejudice and the Perfect Match
by Marilyn Brant
Price: $3.99 USD. 59840 words.
Published on January 7, 2013. Fiction.
Beth Ann Bennet isn’t looking for love. She’s an aspiring social worker using an online alias to study sex-role stereotypes. Dr. William Darcy isn’t looking for love either. He’s just trying to fund his new clinic by winning a major bet. Both think Lady Catherine’s Love Match Website will help them get what they want—fast, easy and without endangering their hearts. Both are in for a big surprise.
by Marilyn Brant
Price: $3.99 USD. 60020 words.
Published on November 10, 2012. Fiction.
A small-town girl, who runs a scenic holiday-themed inn, meets a wealthy big-city businessman one winter's evening. The sparks they create succeed in heating up the chilly Midwestern night, not to mention plenty of holiday weekends in the year that follows... But is their relationship destined to be for special occasions only, or might it be the lifetime love neither thought could be found?
by Marilyn Brant
Price: $3.99 USD. 80940 words.
Published on August 25, 2011. Fiction.
Opposites collide when a dedicated 2nd grade teacher fights the school’s new financial director in order to reinstate a beloved autumn festival. But secrets, ambition, attraction & meddling family members complicate matters in this small Midwestern town. Part light mystery, part romantic comedy & entirely packed with delectable sweets, it includes a step-by-step recipe for homemade ice cream!
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Smashwords book reviews by Marilyn Brant
on Nov. 06, 2011
I've always loved the allure and mystery of a masquerade ball, so the costumes and setting where Morgan first encounters Brianna and Marcos are especially intriguing to me, and it only gets better from there. This is a delightfully steamy story where the author has paid attention to those delicious details and word choices that make a reader identify closely with the emotions of the characters. Sterling has crafted a fun and very well written erotic novella, and I greatly look forward to reading more by her!