"Marie Brown has lived in many locations across the United States, but spends most of her time exploring the realms of imagination. Currently located in Colorado, her brief moments of free time are spent in front of her computer, frequently covered in cats."
Yeah, okay, that's all true. But I'm tired of hiding behind a bland, third-person pseudo-bio, utterly lacking in personality.
Hi! I'm Marie Brown, and I write a lot. I self-publish through Smashwords and Amazon because I got tired of getting "well-written, but not our thing" rejection letters. Because, you see, most of my fiction tends to include characters that are either bi or just plain homosexual, and despite increasing acceptance of human sexuality and its many variations across the world, heroes and heroines are still supposed to be straight.
Well, mine aren't. So if you're brave, and you don't mind that the main character of a story either isn't interested in sex at all, or is quite likely to hop in bed with someone of the same gender, then give my writings a chance. Come explore my fantasy worlds, or my science fiction worlds, or even spend some time with an occasional random love story set on Earth.
And by the way, just this once, I wrote this entire blurb without a cat on my keyboard.
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A year after a disastrous breakup, Shane is desperate, unhappy, and about to move on. Life isn't getting any better. Time to restart somewhere else.
Then he discovers that his former lover is in town, and decides to say goodbye, see if Erik will speak to him one last time...
A brief, unashamedly sweet tale of love rescued from the trash can.
Warning: contains M/M sex, not graphic
From The Ashes
After the destruction of billions of humans and hundreds of colony worlds by an unknown aggressive force, Lieutenant Wallace K. Williams must overcome his personal devastating losses and rise to the challenge of leading the few thousand survivors into a new future.
What would you do to rescue a kidnapped lover? Would you attempt an impossible journey on the back of a creature that could kill you in a heartbeat?
Heath would. But will he survive?
(4.50 from 2 reviews)
Sin, or love? Dorian seeks to rid himself of sin, to purify his soul, leaving him free to pursue a socially acceptable life and marriage. But can he? His only hope is to leave the world of the living and walk the Path of Redemption. He knows he can make it on his own. But Osval, his closest friend, insists on accompanying him. How can he expiate the worst sin of all with Osval by his side?
Behind the Mask
The Mazuri were nothing but a myth, a horror story used to frighten children into good behavior. Or so Kevran thought, until he stumbled across one of their dead on a lonely asteroid, and his life changed forever.
The Kingdom of Larantyne has opened its collective arms wide to embrace its new Prince. Why, then, does Kirel feel so ambivalent about his role in life? Prince, Horsemaster, Commander of mounted troops, the new roles he must fill in life demand dramatic change in his thinking. But will Kirel manage to come to terms with his new life before the dangerous Northlands destroy him?
Farven and Telion return in this sequel to Luminous. Transformed from Princes into fugitives by the unbelievable events of a single chaotic night, the two decide to take their followers to the mysterious city of Prime, capitol of Vinge, the land once protected by the magical Barrier. But the aggressive Un warriors have no intention of letting the humans rest and regroup. Neither do the demons...
Pirates aren't always the bad guys, such as when they rescue a journeyman sailor from a horrible situation and give him a ride home. Little does Riskin know, that rescue was just the beginning of the end of his old life and everything he knew about himself and his family.
A chance encounter in the night leads to adventure, romance, and building an entire new world from the ashes of the old.
Warning: contains m/m sex
After the Great War, humans have become the dominant species on Anarill. Friction between the humans and the non-humans is inevitable. Now a young man, horribly ashamed of his own actions, unleashes a shocking series of events.
(5.00 from 2 reviews)
A cry in the woods leads Ranger Kell Ardantin to the rescue of a lovely young lady, escaping a horrible fate in her homeland to start life anew.
(4.00 from 1 review)
Necessity forces Prince Telion of Amrontil to enter into an alliance marriage with Prince Farven of Vinge. Normal in Vinge, such a thing was completely unheard of in stuffy Amrontil. But Farven brings a cadre of powerful mages with him, and the promise to train any with mage ability to fight against the unstoppable armies of Un. Little does Telion know, his Prince also brings love and adventure...
When Gods Walk
The gods used to walk the streets of their favored town of Abdon, located in an ancient alternate Egypt. No one has seen them for many years, though, and a murderer is taking advantage of their absence to ritually desecrate bodies. Shirzah, Preparator of the Dead, begins a forbidden investigation that draws him into mystery, magic, and incredible transformation.
Warning: explicit m/m sex
One Night Stand
(4.00 from 3 reviews)
A chance encounter in a bar leads to a night of passionate awakenings and pleasure for a self-confident trader and an inexperienced soldier. Warning: explicit m/m sex.
Happily Ever After?
Leena lived and breathed dogs, working in the kennels of a Baron. Then one day she attracted the attention of the Lady Eliana and was launched headlong into a sea of intrigue and adventure, carried far from her homeland into danger and discovery. Will she and her friends escape certain horrible death? Will Leena learn to control her natural magical abilities?
(3.00 from 1 review)
A creepy science fiction tale involving a bit of horror, a bit of romance, and a whole lot of revenge.
In Service of the Light
Lydia, now known as Aurora, rides the lands at the whim of the Circle, a proud servant of the Light. In the course of her duties, she rescues a wandering mage-historian whose beliefs challenge her own and shatter her view of herself, her training, and even her service to the Light itself.
Stand-alone sequel to Apprentice.
A tradeship mysteriously burns down to the waterline. A disturbance rocks the magical ether. A journeyman disappears. A powerful dark mage arises from obscurity.
All of these events are linked... but how?
Science fiction combines with paranormal horror in this short story set in the distant future, where everybody knows to avoid Death Park at all costs, but no one remembers why.
Kief has found a way to escape the rigidly controlled world inside the cityplex. He knows the way to the outside world, and he has a friend out there, and access to the antique car nicknamed by Order news lackeys the Red Racer. Life seems good, until the day he meets up with Ry, a young man that stands his entire world on end. Then, life gets even better... for a while.
What happens when an honest constable discovers his former best friend is a murderer? And worse yet, that the old attraction between them has not faded with time...
All her short life, Lydia dreamed of being a baker. As an apprentice she greeted each day with joy and wonder. Until the day a magical little beast entered her predictable world, and turned everything upside down...
He called it Demon Sun as a kid, a play on his mother's words when he tried to describe the magical land of music he'd discovered: Sounds like you've discovered a magic new dimension. Little did he know he'd find himself back there as an adult...
Closer To The Stars
Kirel is a confused young man, almost convinced he's a worthless failure. Sylvan is a confident, self-assured musician with no doubt at all of his own worth. What happens when a mutual love of music brings them together?
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Smashwords book reviews by Marie Brown
on Aug. 03, 2012
Very nice read. Well-written, absorbing, and a really different take on centaur culture from anything I've ever seen or written before.