Marie Harper

Biography

Writing has always been a passion for me but before the onset of independent publishing, I doubted ever seeing this dream fulfilled. As an introvert, the daunting task of publishing left me confused and intimidated, so I thank Smashwords Publishing wholeheartedly. With a few titles completed and published with more on the way, I feel a flush of pride for the lives I have created on paper, and I hope you'll enjoy them just as much.

On an personal note, I am the mother of three boys, a wife, and an elementary school teacher. My hands are always full and busy especially when wrangling my children's schedules during sport seasons. I am a cowbell-ringing, football-lax-basketball loving mom. My husband and I have been together since high school; without his support and encouragement, I wouldn't be able to write a sentence let alone novels. He effectively runs interference for me when my boys are hungry or schoolwork calls. He helps me find a balance that consistently eludes me.

When my hands aren't overflowing with paraphernalia, my mind overflows with thoughts, ideas, and characters aching to be shared. I love being a mom and teacher, yet the fulfillment I receive from writing a story gives me as much joy as watching my boys grow.

Smashwords Interview

When did you first start writing?
I started writing as a child. Stories that grew from my dreams usually compelled me to write them down. It was then I started carrying small notebooks. I grew out of the habit once others opinions became a driving force in my life during my teens and early twenties. Once I learned who I was, I picked up my old habit and it felt like welcoming an old friend. It amazed me how many ideas were hiding just waiting to be shared. I love writing and celebrating my imagination.
What's the story behind your latest book?
Trust is a continuation of my series All It Takes Is...series. It is Kylie Thomas' tale. She is a strong woman with many insecurities namely about her desirability and commitment. She falls for a complicated man with an even more complicated past. It was because of relationship with Ryan O'Connell that I was able to write about a unique and intriguing topic - the Russian Mafia or Bratva. There are secrets, there is danger, and of course romance.
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Where to find Marie Harper online


Books

All It Takes Is...Patience
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 53,480. Language: American English. Published: April 8, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Contemporary
Desperate to find some time to themselves, Ally & Kevin are both looking forward to their upcoming getaway. After working diligently on the relationship, they finally feel as if they are on solid ground. However, life gets in their way. An unwanted fan rears her head placing Ally in danger. Read Patience and hold onto your hat because the path to this couple's happy ending is rarely smooth.
All It Takes Is...Forgiveness
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 84,150. Language: American English. Published: April 8, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Contemporary
Book 1: One Night should be read prior to Book 2: Forgiveness for the reader to fully understand the story line and characters. Forgiveness picks up after shortly Ally and Kevin's tumultuous wedding. More secrets are revealed and more pain inflicted as Ally and Kevin Brown deal with some very real and very painful issues. Read & see if they get their happy ending or go their separate ways.
All It Takes Is...Trust
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 105,060. Language: English. Published: December 21, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Suspense, Fiction » Romance » Contemporary
Kylie Thomas is in love. Ryan O'Connell is former military & owner of a top-notch security firm. They should be happy, but secrets keep getting in the way. Unraveling lies & quieting doubts leaves them at a crossroads. Do they trust in each other & fight for their relationship or walk away from one another? Uncertainties dissolve once Kylie goes missing. Can she trust in Ryan? Trust in her heart?

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