Valerie Maarten


Let me introduce myself...

I have been writing ever since I discovered that letters made sounds and a combination of letters made words. It wasn't until recently that I decided to share my work with the public at large.

It's true what people say about writers, "they don't write for fame, fortune and glory...they write for the love of writing and sharing." I'm sure most of my fellow writers know what I'm talking about. I know I'm not the only one that invested in rubbermaid storage bins to store your earlier, written work (before the laptop), just in case you decided to go public.

The only thing I love more than writing, besides the obvious (God, family, life and country), is reading. As you will soon learn, I have an eclectic taste in what I read. There isn't a romance genre that I will pass up. I've recently began reading suspense and paranormal romance and have dabbled in the vampire series, once in a while.

But one day, I'm going to reach in my storage bin and dust off that masterpiece I've been working on.

Until then...

Where to find Valerie Maarten online

Where to buy in print


Into Thin Air
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 58,480. Language: English. Published: October 20, 2011. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » General
(5.00 from 1 review)
Maia Duncan learned “Stranger Danger” and the perils of the internet when she was just 12 years old. Unfortunately after her captivity and forced participation into the sex trade, it was a lesson she learned too late. But after six long years when her next assignment was to groom other young girls in the sex trade, Maia knew she had to escape…or die trying.
Second Chances
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 71,300. Language: English. Published: November 5, 2010. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » General, Fiction » Romance » Contemporary
(4.80 from 5 reviews)
Kadi Crowe has spent her entire life believing in her father's innocence, but can she prove it? Dain McKnight lays-in-wait to wield his own brand of justice befitting a cold-blooded murderer. Is his love for Kadi stronger than his hatred for her father?
The Gift of Joy
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 46,510. Language: English. Published: October 13, 2010. Categories: Fiction » Holiday » Family
(4.67 from 3 reviews)
When Joy was a little girl that believed in wishes, she had one wish for Santa. It was a selfish wish that caused her to lose an important person in her life. Now all she wishes for is…THE GIFT OF REDEMPTION Gabriel spent his childhood ignoring the lonely girl across the street, but could never keep her from his mind. After reuniting, she gives him the greatest gift. THE GIFT OF JOY Adult Ver.

Valerie Maarten's favorite authors on Smashwords

Nicholas A. Rose
Latest book: Gifted Avenger.
Published September 1, 2013. (5.00 from 1 review)
Ruth Ann Nordin
Latest book: An Earl In Time.
Pre-release—available December 7, 2021.