Marie Harper


My name is Marie Harper. I am a first-time novelist who has been dabbling with story ideas and the possibility of crafting a novel for a very long time. My inspiration came wrapped in the package of a vivid dream followed by a sudden, all-encompassing urge to take pen to paper early one summer morning. Since that morning, it has been a yearlong progression from a dream to a reality.

I have a happy life in Southern New Jersey surrounded by my husband, my three boys, and my anxious Pit Bull puppy. My family has been very supportive of my time-consuming aspirations and I love them dearly. They endured lots of take-out and at-times a reclusive mother, but they banded together with the goal of helping me achieve a lifelong goal. I am an extremely lucky woman to be surrounded by my four wonderful men who love and support me the way they do. I love them all!

Smashwords Interview

What's the story behind your latest book?
My latest book is a continuation of the All It Takes Is...series. The story picks up with Kylie's and Ryan's story. Kylie Thomas was part of the her cousin Ally's story - All It Takes Is...One Night and All It Takes Is...Forgiveness. Kylie's feisty nature propels her into a dangerous situation and Ryan is faced with the danger of losing the love of his life. There are several twists that take my favorite party planner into the underbelly of the Russian mob, I am so excited to share this adventure with you all.
What motivated you to become an indie author?
I always wanted to be an author, but traditional publishing intimidated me. I had no idea where to begin and the thought of pending rejection kept me from sharing the ideas I had in my head. Once I found out about Smashwords, a whole new world of possibilities opened up. Now, the characters and plots that swirled around my crowded mind are able to live in an ebook outside of my mind.
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All It Takes Is... Ally & Kevin
Series: All It Takes Is..., Book 3. Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 188,190. Language: English. Published: December 3, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Contemporary
A special edition novel that contains the complete story of Allison Thomas and Kevin Brown’s young romance, unfortunate heartache, and hopefully finding their way back to each other. Enjoy this special combined edition of All It Takes Is…One Night (Book 1) and All It Takes Is…Forgiveness (Book 2).
All It Takes Is...Forgiveness
Series: All It Takes Is..., Book 2. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 84,150. Language: English. Published: November 3, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Contemporary
Continuation of All It Takes Is... series. Book 1: One Night should be read prior to Book 2: Forgiveness for the reader to fully understand the story lines and characters. The story picks up after Ally and Kevin's tumultuous wedding. Read Forgiveness to see if they can tackle their new obstacles to achieve their Happily Ever After or do they just walk away from their dreams to live separate live

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