Maria Bernard

Biography

Maria Bernard is a Canadian author, residing in the Greater Toronto Area with her music-obsessed husband, and her adopted cat, Rex.

Maria eats, sleeps and dreams with romance in mind. One day the idea to share the many stories and scenarios that swirl in her imagination became a reality. Her stories are heavy on the romance with a healthy dose of steam. Maria’s characters are creative, strong-willed, artistic individuals, unafraid to show their vulnerable sides.

Hand in Glove is her first published full-length novel in the Stick Shift Lips Series. She has since written and published thirteen books and is currently working on a few upcoming projects.

Besides writing, Maria enjoys listening to music and playing guitar with her husband. She also loves drawing, painting, and travelling.

Smashwords Interview

What is your e-reading device of choice?
My iPod. I don't leave home without it.
Describe your desk
I try and keep my desk clutter free but being an artist first, this is a losing battle. It's no surprise, really. Like with colouring books, I've never been able to stay within the lines. Even my computer desktop is run amuck with images and notes. It's an ongoing struggle.
Read more of this interview.

Where to find Maria Bernard online


Books

Belonging
Series: House of Goths. Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 87,210. Language: English. Published: June 27, 2017. Categories: Fiction » Romance » New adult, Fiction » Romance » Contemporary
Find your soulmate, find yourself. Crispin Clover is a tortured singer, desperate to get away from his clingy bandmates. But he doesn’t have a plan. Gwen Mathewson has the perfect trip planned, but no means to follow through. When he discovers her detailed itinerary, he makes her an offer she can't refuse. When Crispin’s soul searching getaway gets hijacked, tempers flare, and passions ignite!
House of Goths
Series: House of Goths. Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 110,960. Language: English. Published: May 22, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Romance » New adult, Fiction » Romance » Contemporary
Becky Sparks refuses to spend her college years in a cold, lonely dorm. Bassist Kelley Keele is a Goth with a dark past. He resides at what he and his bandmates, Crispin, and Dorian, refer to as the House of Goths. Thrown together by fate, she forms an instant bond with him. Desperate for a home, she shows up unannounced on his front porch, suitcase in hand. Do they take her in or turn her away?
Jesse's Reign
Series: These Bones Rockstar Romance, Book 4. Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 66,750. Language: English. Published: January 5, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Contemporary, Fiction » Romance » Erotic
Jesse Rain, the drummer for the Toronto-based Goth band, These Bones, and Beverly Sparrow, legal secretary, couldn’t be more different, yet their mutual attraction is undeniable. Stolen glances are their only form of communication. Anything more would be too scary for Beverly. When she’s faced with the prospect of never seeing him again, Beverly forces her fears aside and asks him out on a date!
Bleed Out Your Heart
Series: These Bones Rockstar Romance, Book 3. Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 59,970. Language: English. Published: October 1, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Contemporary
Marly has it all, good looks, a perfect relationship, or does she? In truth, she’s living a nightmare. Desperate, she runs to her childhood friend. Carla, and her eccentric circle take Marly in. Among them, she finds sanctuary, and Gray Forrester, singer for a local band. Gray is a gifted healer of wounded souls. Compelled to help her, he must remain detached, a challenge for the gregarious Goth..
Joy and Sorrow
Series: These Bones Rockstar Romance, Book 2. Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 58,450. Language: English. Published: July 10, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Romance » New adult, Fiction » Romance » Contemporary
Darien River is the gorgeous and charming lead guitar player for, a local Goth rock band. Faith Cromley is an extremely shy introvert. In a twist of fate, these two opposite individuals are thrust together. They instantly fall for each other. When tragedy strikes, their budding romance gets derailed. Will their untried love be enough to sustain them? Will they stick it out through joy and sorrow?
Falquen's Nest
Series: These Bones Rockstar Romance, Book 1. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 68,180. Language: English. Published: May 22, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Romance » New adult, Fiction » Romance » Contemporary
(5.00)
In this classic tale of opposites attract, we meet Janie Drago and Falquen Forrester. Falquen is a moody bassist and struggling painter. He lives alone in his downtown art studio above an art supply shop. Janie is a fresh out of college, watercolorist, hoping to dive into Toronto’s art circuit and make a name for herself. What happens when fate brings these two polar opposites together?
Wherever Girl
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 54,860. Language: American English. Published: April 13, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Contemporary
Where would you go if you had nothing left to keep you around? Sara faces that decision by letting fate guide her in this whirlwind romantic adventure. The loss of her parents has left her emotionally exhausted. She needs to figure out what to do with her life, but first, she needs to mourn. She can't do that at home surrounded by memories. She flies to OBX and lands in the arms of Skylar Dawn.
The Balcony
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 80,780. Language: Canadian English. Published: January 23, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Contemporary, Fiction » Romance » Paranormal
(4.00)
Having just moved into her first apartment, Emma is in over her head with the intimidating characters next door, especially since her balcony, the very reason she rents the place is situated right next to theirs. When their annoying flirtations get out of control, will soul-destroyed rocker Wraith step in and become the hero that Emma desperately needs or is there more here than meets the eye?
A Dream for Winter
Series: Stick Shift Lips Rockstar Romance, Book 6. Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 76,870. Language: English. Published: October 18, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Romance » New adult, Fiction » Romance » Contemporary
A Dream for Winter Sage is a mystery even unto himself. The world doesn't understand him, and that's just fine with him. Carlie dreams of Christmas trees, and she misses holiday traditions. On her own for the first time, she dreads the long and lonely nights of winter. When their contrasting worlds collide, they find in each other what they lack on their own... acceptance, passion, and love.
Dream Crush
Series: Stick Shift Lips Rockstar Romance, Book 5. Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 105,890. Language: English. Published: August 8, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Romance » New adult, Fiction » Romance » Contemporary
Jet is a hot rock and roll dreamer. He and his bandmates Jack, and Paul are all about hitting the big time in LA's rock scene. College grad Sofia has led a sheltered life. She's excited about her first vacation away from home with her best friend Janine, and her buddy Jet. On the way to the airport, Janine drops out at the last minute. Now, what? Does she stay or does she go with the guys?
Reluctant Hero
Series: Stick Shift Lips Rockstar Romance, Book 4. Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 104,010. Language: English. Published: May 1, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Contemporary
What is it they say? Never meet your heroes, you’ll only be disappointed. Well, Kayla Reynolds learns that lesson the hard way. Drummer for the Stick Shift Lips, Jamie Gale, is a self-confirmed bachelor living the rock star life to its fullest. When her notorious hero’s rejection at a meet and greet sends her into the awaiting arms of a sexual predator, Kayla finds herself in a heap of trouble.
Sweet Reprieve
Series: Stick Shift Lips Rockstar Romance, Book 3. Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 93,370. Language: English. Published: March 8, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Contemporary, Fiction » Romance » General
Sweet Reprieve - A Stick Shift Lips RockStar Romance, Book Three Heartbroken and betrayed by her cheating fiancé, Nina hops in her car and drives away from everything and everyone familiar, hoping to lose herself in the cold anonymity of big city Chicago. Having no prospects for a job and with very little money, her situation soon turns desperate.
Sound Shelter
Series: Stick Shift Lips Rockstar Romance, Book 2. Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 122,470. Language: English. Published: February 8, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Contemporary
When Audrey Lane hopped on a plane, hoping to kick-start her life and promising new career in the big city of Chicago, the last thing she expected was to lose her luggage along with all of her worldly possessions and being abandoned at the airport by her hair brained rocker cousin. Read what happens when Nick Arrow, charming yet heartbroken bass player is sent to pick her up...
Hand In Glove
Series: Stick Shift Lips Rockstar Romance, Book 1. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 163,720. Language: English. Published: January 25, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Contemporary, Fiction » Romance » New adult
Hand In Glove - A Stick Shift Lips Rockstar Romance... Tortured singer-songwriter Ashton never expected to find love and redemption in the form of Chloe Martin, a timid and shy art school graduate, stuck in a directionless dead end job. When in a twist of fate, Chloe finds Ashton’s ad for a personal assistant, he instantly offers her the position. Dare she risk her heart and accept?

Maria Bernard's tag cloud

Maria Bernard's favorite authors on Smashwords