Marie Lavender


Multi-genre author of Victorian maritime romance/family saga, Heiresses in Love, and 18 other books. Reached the Top 10 Authors list on for the last 4 years. Featured interview in the January 2018 issue of Womelle Magazine. The Heiresses in Love Trilogy made the TOP 10 on the Anthology category on the 2018 P&E Readers' Poll, and BLOOD INSTINCTS reached TOP 10 status in the Romance category. The Heiresses in Love Trilogy and DIRECTIONS OF THE HEART both reached the semi-finalist round in the 2018 AuthorsDB Book Cover Contest. Voted TOP BLOGGER for 2018 on the Romance Lives Forever Blog. TOP 20 Authors of 2018 on Amy’s Bookshelf Reviews blog. DIRECTIONS OF THE HEART was nominated and made it past the first round in the 2018 Author Academy Awards. UPON YOUR LOVE and THE MISSING PIECE placed in the TOP 10 on the 2017 P&E Readers' Poll. DIRECTIONS OF THE HEART was nominated for the 2017 Reader's Choice Awards. The I Love Romance Blog became a finalist in StartDating DK's Romance Blog Awards of 2017. ILRB landed on Feedspot’s 2017 TOP 100 Novel Blogs and TOP 100 Romance Blogs. DIRECTIONS OF THE HEART placed in the TOP 10 Books of 2017 on Amy’s Bookshelf Reviews blog. TOP 20 Authors of 2017 on Amy’s Bookshelf Reviews blog. Mystery Blogger Award for 2017. A to Z Blog Challenge Survivor in 2016. March 2016 Empress of the Universe title - winner of the "Broken Heart" themed contest and the "I Love You" themed contest on Poetry Universe. SECOND CHANCE HEART and A LITTLE MAGICK placed in the TOP 10 on the 2015 P&E Readers' Poll. Nominated in the TRR Readers' Choice Awards for Winter 2015. Poetry winner of the 2015 PnPAuthors Contest. The Versatile Blogger Award for 2015. Honorable Mention in the 2014 BTS Red Carpet Book Awards. Finalist and Runner-up in the 2014 MARSocial's Author of the Year Competition. Honorable mention in the January 2014 Reader's Choice Award. Liebster Blogger Award for 2013, 2014 and 2016. 2013 and 2014 Amazon Bestseller Ranking for UPON YOUR RETURN. Winner of the Great One Liners Contest on the Directory of Published Authors.

Marie Lavender lives in the Midwest with her family and two cats. She has been writing for a little over twenty-five years. She has more works in progress than she can count on two hands. Since 2010, Marie has published 21 books in the genres of historical romance, contemporary romance, romantic suspense, paranormal romance, dramatic fiction, fantasy, science fiction, mystery/thriller, literary fiction and poetry. She writes adult fiction, as well as occasional stories for children, and has recently started some young adult fiction. She has also contributed to several anthologies. Her current published series are The Heiresses in Love Series, The Eternal Hearts Series, The Magick Series, The Code of Endhivar Series and The Blood at First Sight Series.


Marie Lavender Interview on Urban Nation Radio with host Adra Youn
I stopped by Urban Nation Radio to talk with host and author Adra Young. It was quite a fun hour or so!


Blood at First Sight
This listing includes the Blood at First Sight books by Marie Lavender, which is a paranormal romance/urban fantasy trilogy. Each subsequent novel in the series takes on new elements, such as futuristic or dystopian. These books cover the Other World, and all the species comprised therein. A couple other book series in the future may be loosely related to this one. For now, Blood at First Sight is a trilogy.
Magick Series
This includes the Magick Series books, a fantasy series, sometimes even with a touch of romance. The second book is a children's fantasy. The adult books are published through Smashwords and Amazon.
The Misfits
This series is comprised of six romantic comedy books, detailing the romantic misadventures of a group of friends who try to navigate the dating world in this day and age.
Code of Endhivar
This includes the Code of Endhivar Series books by Marie Lavender, which is a science fiction romance trilogy. These books cover not only the stories of Endhivarians and their 'true mates', but also information about the Endhivarian code of honor and the different facets of the species.
Eternal Hearts
This series is comprised of the many adventures of Dana and Vince, expressing their bond and the challenges they face. This is a contemporary romance series.


Second Nature (Blood at First Sight Series, Book 1)
Series: Blood at First Sight. Price: $3.25 USD. Words: 54,870. Language: American English. Published: January 8, 2021. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Paranormal » Vampires, Fiction » Fantasy » Urban
Desiree Edwards has a problem. She’s been attacked, kidnapped and forced to get along with a vampire of all things. It’s something right out of the story books she reads…or her worst nightmare. But sometimes he’s not the monster at first glance. She can’t help it when her emotions betray her…or when her body betrays her. Beyond that, what is this Other World she’s encountered?
Magick & Moonlight (Magick Series Book 1)
Series: Magick Series. Price: $1.49 USD. Words: 16,470. Language: English. Published: April 2, 2020. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Paranormal » Witches, Fiction » Romance » Fantasy
Messing with free will is always a bad idea. Jessie Anderson has been taught that her kind hides who they really are. And she has a problem on her hands. Someone knows her secret and she must do all she can to protect herself. What other choice does she have? Jessie casts a spell on a good man, a man with whom she can’t fight her attraction. Yet his feelings seem genuine. It’s just a spell…right?
Chasing Ginger: A Steamy Bbw Billionaire Rom Com (Misfits Series Book 1)
Series: The Misfits. Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 128,770. Language: English. Published: March 17, 2020. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Romantic Comedy, Fiction » Romance » Billionaires
Chased by a group of angry men. Saved by quite a hunk. This is not the résumé Ginger Halloway ever imagined having. But thanks to a miracle pill, which makes her size 22 body instantly sexy, that’s what happened. With more attention than she ever imagined, how can she tell if this is real or a fantasy?
The Missing Piece
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 10,040. Language: English. Published: February 29, 2020. Categories: Fiction » Romance » New adult, Fiction » Coming of age
Can the biggest mistake of Aly’s life turn into the promise of new love?
Blue Vision (Code of Endhivar Series Book 1)
Series: Code of Endhivar. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 58,260. Language: English. Published: December 2, 2019. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Sci-fi, Fiction » Science fiction » General
Brooke Sanders just wants to get away from her life for a while. A remote cabin in Montana fits the bill. She doesn’t expect to encounter a mysterious stranger with unusual blue eyes, or events that cannot be explained…
Directions of the Heart: A Romantic Drama Collection
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 104,680. Language: American English. Published: July 25, 2017. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Collections & Anthologies, Fiction » Themes & motifs » Psychological
Embark on a remarkable journey of drama, romance, and passion... In all of these amazing stories, there's one burning love worth the risk?
Second Chance Heart (Eternal Hearts Series Book 1)
Series: Eternal Hearts. Price: Free! Words: 9,720. Language: English. Published: October 19, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Short stories, Fiction » Romance » Short stories
The last thing Dana Nelson expects is to run into an old flame, and even worse, the man who broke her heart twelve years ago. She’s sure that the only thing remaining between them is a strong attraction for one another. She can’t be more wrong…
A Little Magick (Magick Series Book 2)
Series: Magick Series. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 25,610. Language: English. Published: July 20, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Children’s books » Imagination & Play, Fiction » Fantasy » Contemporary
For a time, it is great fun to use her newfound powers the way she wants, but can Rosie figure out how to use her powers for good or will she be lost to the dark side forever?

Smashwords book reviews by Marie Lavender

  • Cursed on July 02, 2013
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    Cursed is a must read. It is such a lovely story. I read through it in one sitting, Aubrey’s words are so addictive. This book really touched my heart. I love happy endings, but I especially love reincarnation stories. Conall MacLaren has been cursed for a very long time, trapped in a nightmare inside a house, reliving the worst moment of his life, when his beloved threw herself out a window after discovering he had betrayed her. But, that was far from the truth and he was still cursed. When Addie Campbell finds out she is the sole heir of some land in Scotland, she leaps at the chance to discover more about her heritage. Leaving her old life behind, including a jerk of an ex-boyfriend and numerous pressures, she immerses herself in her new house, in the culture and finding out the secrets buried there. Addie learns of the tragic lovers’ story, and to her surprise, comes across Conall MacLaren in the flesh. I won’t give any more details. But, the passion between them is very hot, and Addie learns a lot about herself as she works to free Conall from his cursed existence. You just have to read this beautiful story! Aubrey Brown is a wicked artist with her words. This is a timeless love story.