Marie Landry


Marie has the best job in the world—one where she gets to make stuff up for a living and shamelessly eavesdrop on everyone around her. She writes happily ever afters while dreaming about the day she’ll have her own epic love story to tell. Most days you can find her writing, reading, fantasizing about traveling the world, listening to U2, watching copious amounts of TV on DVD, or having grand adventures with her nephews and niece.

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Smashwords Interview

When did you first start writing?
I've been writing stories since I first learned to write, and before that I was always making up stories and telling them to my parents. The first story I remember writing was in first grade - it was about a gray cat I found and wanted to keep, but couldn't. I wrote stories all through school, and began writing short novels in high school. Writing is something I've always loved and always known I wanted to do professionally.
Where did you grow up, and how did this influence your writing?
I grew up in a small city in Ontario, Canada. All my books are set in fictional towns or cities in Ontario, and I use my favourite bits and pieces of my own city to flesh out the surroundings. I always use a real city, like Toronto or Kingston or Ottawa, as a guidepost so that readers have an idea of where my fictional towns are; I've had so many Canadian readers tell me they loved seeing familiar places in my books. As a proud Canadian, that's always an amazing feeling for me.
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A Very Perry Christmas
Price: $2.99 USD. Language: English. Published: November 16, 2020. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Contemporary, Fiction » Holiday » Christmas
Hot chocolate by the fire. Christmas carols. Stolen kisses in the snow. When Gwen's boyfriend Evan invites her to spend Christmas with his family, she pictures a perfect Hallmark Christmas scene, complete with all of the happy sighs and swoons. What she actually gets is a whole lot of chaos that leads Gwen to wonder if she's in over her head with the Perry family.
Mistletoe Kiss
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 23,550. Language: English. Published: November 16, 2017. Categories: Fiction » Holiday » Christmas, Fiction » Romance » Contemporary
Bridget hasn't allowed herself to think about fairytales or the magic of Christmas since her dad died. Her life has been dedicated to work, her mom, and her best friend. But when her gorgeous boss, who she's secretly had a crush on for the last three years, offers her an unexpected night of fun, Bridget starts to believe in magic and fairytales again.
Take Them by Storm
Series: Angel Island. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 72,640. Language: English. Published: January 6, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Gay & lesbian fiction » Lesbian, Fiction » Romance » Contemporary
Sadie Fitzgerald is eager to leave her old life behind her when she moves away for college. Rumors have plagued her for years, but with the love of her adoptive family, Sadie has learned to embrace who she is. Now she’s not afraid to admit the rumors about her are true: she’s gay. For the first time in her life, Sadie feels free to be herself, but she still has a lot to learn about life and love.
After the Storm
Series: Angel Island, Book 2. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 85,890. Language: Canadian English. Published: April 8, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Young adult or teen » Romance, Fiction » Young adult or teen » Family
For most people, starting senior year at a new high school would be a nightmare, but for Ella O’Dell it’s the new beginning she desperately needs. Two months after her mother’s death, she’s ready to leave behind the miserable, rebellious person she became when she found out her mom was dying. But Angel Island is a small place, and she soon realizes her demons are harder to outrun than she thought.
The Most Wonderful Time of the Year
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 34,960. Language: English. Published: November 5, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Contemporary, Fiction » Holiday » Christmas
Christmas is the most wonderful time of the year, right? At least that’s what Ginny's grandmother always told her, and Ginny believed it until Grama died. When Ginny finds out she’s going to be alone for the holidays this year, her Christmas spirit goes out the window, along with her luck. Can an old flame help remind Ginny that Christmas really is the most wonderful time of the year?
Waiting for the Storm
Series: Angel Island, Book 1. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 76,810. Language: Canadian English. Published: April 2, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Young adult or teen » Romance, Fiction » Young adult or teen » Family
After a year of being shut away taking care of her dying mother, Charlotte O'Dell knows this summer is going to suck. Her family is falling apart, and she can't ignore the hollow ache that's developed in her heart. Can Charlotte pull what’s left of her family together, mend her broken heart, and allow herself to fall for the mysterious boy next door? Or is it all just a storm waiting to happen?
Blue Sky Days
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 87,140. Language: English. Published: January 5, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Contemporary, Fiction » Coming of age
(3.14 from 7 reviews)
When 19-year-old Emma Ward leaves home in search of a fresh start, she has no idea what surprises life has in store for her. Between her slightly eccentric Aunt Daisy and free-spirited love interest Nicholas, life is an adventure, an endless string of blue sky days...until a life-changing event challenges Emma to learn if love really is enough to get you through anything.

Smashwords book reviews by Marie Landry

  • A Soul Less Broken on Aug. 03, 2011
    (no rating)
    This book is a beautiful story about love, loss, friendship, devastation, struggle, pain, and ultimately triumph. It's the type of story that, even though parts are upsetting and maybe even a little disturbing, you're reminded of how precious and fragile life is, and it gives you the opportunity to hopefully look at life and your own life experiences in a different way. Life can be brutal and cruel, and the world can seem like a terrible, scary place, but when you open yourself up, it can also be a beautiful place, full of wonder and love. Catherine was such a strong, resilient character. After being so brutally attacked and thinking she could never move on, she finds an inner strength she didn't realize she possessed, thanks in part to the help of her friend Madeline. Cat realized that if you always act like a victim, you'll always be a victim, and that you have to find the strength inside of you and not be afraid to ask for help, even when it's difficult. Although the love story in the book was romantic and had enough ups and downs to keep you interested and wanting more, it was the friendship between Cat and Madeline that was the shining relationship, at least for me. If you've ever been lucky enough to have that kind of friend, you'll understand what I mean. I really enjoyed the little details about the characters that Helen included - and not just the main characters, but some of the secondary and background characters, too. They were things that give you real insight into each character, what makes them tick, what led them to become who they are, etc. I think this book will help women who have been through a similar ordeal. Even for those who haven't, if you've ever struggled through a rough patch in your life and have found the strength to move on, you'll likely be able to sympathize with Catherine and draw strength from her character.
  • Being Human on Oct. 18, 2011

    Being Human is a refreshing spin on vampires. Tommy isn’t your typical suave, debonair, sexy, badass vampire that all the girls drool over and all the other vampires want to be. He’s confused and conflicted, and would be completely adrift if it wasn’t for his human brother Danny keeping him tied to the human world. He’s kind of innocent and naïve, despite the fact that he’s a cold-blooded killer. Being very analytical and factual, he kills because he has to; it’s how he survives. He doesn’t see the point in doing much of anything that doesn’t tie directly to survival. All of these thing combined make Tommy a very unique and interesting character. I really enjoyed the passage of time in the book. It gives the readers a longer period of time to see Tommy growing and developing. He struggles with being a vampire who has some human tendencies. He often knows that he should feel a certain way, but it’s just sort of beyond him to actually feel that way. He tries for Danny’s sake though, and for the sake of other characters that are introduced throughout the book (won’t say too much more about that because I know I wouldn’t have wanted to know before I started reading - it’s interesting to see it all unfold and meet the characters as you go). Through it all, Tommy learns a lot about one very human emotion: love.