Writers For Hope Auction

Once again, I am honored to be a part of this amazing charity auction. The RAINN organization is one that is near and dear to my heart. For the 2017 Writers for Hope Auction, I am offering the two items listed below. To bid on these items, just click on the links.

1. Autographed Bundle of all five of my novels.

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2. Query + First Chapter Critique

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Long Road Home Release Day!

Long Road Home 

Release Day Celebration!

Today’s the day! Ren and Cayden are officially out in the world! I loved spending time with Ren and Cayden. Long Road Home is a beautiful story of healing, overcoming adversity, finding strength to carry on, leaning on someone else, and giving your heart to someone, even though that might be the scariest notion of all.

Sometimes, getting lost is the only way

to find your way home…

I’m grateful for many things-my work, my apartment, my amazing friends. But after that night years ago, I’m left with an aching weight I can’t escape. And it’s keeping me from living and loving the way I desperately want. So when a ruggedly handsome cop pulls me over, I’m shocked by what just the sight of him does to me-stirring up feelings I didn’t think were possible again.

Cayden Sinclair is undoubtedly one of the good guys. A former Marine who’s so sexy I can’t seem to keep my hands to myself. But there are things I’m not ready to share, things that could change everything between us. Cayden deserves to have the life he’s always wanted-which means walking away from him. But I don’t know if I’ll ever find the strength to let him go . . .

What kind of book birthday would it be without presents? How would you like the chance to win a $25.00 Amazon gift card and a Kindle edition of Long Road Home? For a chance to win, enter the Rafflecopter giveaway below!

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Contest runs from 3/7-3/14

Thanks for celebrating the release of  Long Road Home! If you’ve read Long Road Home, consider leaving a short review on Amazon, Goodreads, Barnes and Noble, or any other review site. Please know that reviews of all kinds are greatly appreciated!

Let me know what you think of Long Road Home here, too! Comments are always welcome! 🙂





Happy book birthday to WITHOUT BORDERS and Amanda Heger! I am so excited to celebrate Amanda’s debut today!

Without Borders


For Annie London, a month in a Central American rainforest means handing out mosquito nets, giving medical aid, and teaching children about the birds and the bees. With any luck, it will also land her application in the “accepted” pile at a top tier medical school. But as soon as she steps off the plane, Annie realizes her bug spray, feeble Spanish, and medical supplies won’t help her deal with her new feelings for Felipe—her best friend’s older brother, who’s much hotter than she remembers, and who also happens to be the doctor in charge of the trip.

Gawking “volun-tourists” may keep his family’s medical clinic afloat, but Dr. Felipe Gutierrez doesn’t have to like them. Or the way they make snap judgments about his practice and the people he cares for. But when his old crush, Annie, shows up to volunteer, her killer curves and kind smile fan the embers of a flame Felipe didn’t realize he’d been carrying. A flame that makes him question all his preconceived notions.

As ideas and cultures clash, Annie and Felipe must decide how far outside their comfort zones they are willing to go—both for their work and for one another.

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I caught up with Amanda in Las Vegas at the RT Booklovers Convention! You know the saying, what happens in Vegas, stays in Vegas…well, everything except the answers to the interview I conducted with Amanda while we had a late dinner at the Shake Shack at the New York New York Hotel. 🙂  From Zac Efron’s abs to the butts of the world, click the link below to see the interview!

An Interview with Up and Coming Romance Star, Amanda Heger! 


My Five-Star Review of WITHOUT BORDERS: 

WITHOUT BORDERS was on my Most Anticipated Books of 2016 list and let me tell you, it did not disappoint! Amanda Heger’s debut is a gift to readers: a unique voice, compelling story, and a budding romance set against the backdrop of the Central American jungle.

Annie London is a smart, flawed young woman, trying her best to get into a good med school, despite some poor MCAT scores. In an attempt to pad her med school resume, she embarks on a month long medical brigade traveling through Nicaragua.

During the trip, Annie is tasked with passing out mosquito nets and teaching a sex ed course. Armed with a giant plantain and a condom, Annie tries to overcome the language barrier and teach the villages she travels through how to practice safe sex. But, for Annie, that’s easier said than done, considering she completely threw herself at the doctor in charge of leading the brigade. Strike one against getting that med school recommendation. Can anything else go wrong for Annie? Yes! Poor girl!

Enter Doctor Felipe. He’s hot. He’s brooding. And he’s great with kids–oh my ovaries! With each page, Ms. Heger ratchets up the sexual tension between Annie and Felipe and it’s steamier than the Nicaraguan jungle! Stolen kisses and quiet touches lead to the perfect “Awwww!” ending!

Amanda Heger is an incredibly talented writer. In Annie and Felipe, she’s created characters that are alive and real; their character arcs are fabulous. I loved watching both of them grow and learn, and build a relationship with each other. WITHOUT BORDERS is unique, unlike so many New Adult romances on the market. I highly recommend Amanda Heger’s debut, WITHOUT BORDERS. Get lost in the jungles of Nicaragua with Annie and Felipe, and they’ll leave you with a serious case of Wanderlove!

Amanda Heger author photoAbout Amanda

Amanda Heger is a writer, attorney, and bookworm. She lives in the Midwest with three unruly rescue dogs and a husband who encourages her delusions of grandeur.

Her debut romance, Without Borders, is forthcoming from Diversion Books. The story was inspired by the summer Amanda spent in rural Nicaragua, eating gallo pinto, speaking mangled Spanish, and showing high school students how to slide condoms onto over-sized plantains.

Her stories are represented by Jessica Watterson of the Dijkstra Literary Agency.

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RAFFLECOPTER GIVEAWAY!!! Want to win an ebook copy of WITHOUT BORDERS? To enter, click here: Win an ebook of WITHOUT BORDERS!



by Annie Rains


I am so excited for this book!!! Seriously. I was honored to have read snippets way back in 2013, when Annie and I were on the same Pitch Wars team! Today, I get to dive in and read this fabulous, beautiful, long-awaited novel! I’m launching the confetti cannon and sending Annie lots of love as she celebrates her debut! Congrats, Annie! I’m so happy for you!!!

To celebrate Annie’s debut, I’m giving away three Team Pride ebook bundles! Each prize bundle will include my titles (Across the Distance & Can’t Go Back) and Annie’s debut, Welcome to Forever! To win three hot romances, click on the link below!

The Pride Ebook Giveaway

The Pride


If you love Kristan Higgins, Susan Mallery, or Jill Shalvis, you won’t want to miss the Hero’s Welcome military romance series! Welcome to Forever introduces a small coastal town where America’s best and brightest risk everything for love.
In Seaside, North Carolina, there are two kinds of people: Marines, and kids of Marines. Then there’s Kat Chandler. Recently hired as the principal of Seaside Elementary, Kat makes it her mission to turn the school into a place of peace and calm. That’s not going to be easy with hard-liner parents like Micah Peterson storming in, telling her how to do her job—and then kissing her with those gorgeous lips of his and turning her brain into mush.

As a Marine Sergeant and a single dad, Micah Peterson has just two priorities: doing his job better than anyone else, and getting the absolute best for his son, Ben. But when he meets Ben’s beautiful new principal, a different yearning shifts into focus. He wants her, sure, but he’s also moved by the connection Kat forges with her students. So after learning that she refuses to date Marines, Micah sets two more objectives: convincing Kat to give him a chance . . . and then holding on to her forever.


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About Annie Rains

AnnieRainsAnnie Rains is a contemporary romance author who writes small town love stories set in fictional towns on the coast of North Carolina. Raised in one of America’s largest military communities, Annie often features heroes who fight for their countries, while also fighting for a place to call home and a good woman to love. When Annie isn’t writing, she’s spending time with her husband and 3 children, or reading a book by one of her favorite authors. Represented by Sarah Younger at Nancy Yost Literary Agency (NYLA).

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LAST TRUE HERO Release Day!!!


We’re celebrating the
release of Last True Hero by Diana Gardin, with excerpt, teasers and a great
giveaway! Thanks for joining us!


 I am super excited to help Diana celebrate her new release, LAST TRUE HERO!!! I DARE you not to fall in love with this book! And don’t forget the Facebook Release Day Party going on all day! Dozens of today’s hottest romance writers are helping Diana celebrate her release day with lots of prizes and giveaways!

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 Last True Hero (Battle Scars #1) by Diana Gardin
Genre: NA Contemporary Romance (Military)
Published by Forever Romance
Releasing November 10, 2015


Purchase your copy of Last True Hero

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For seven years he’s
fought for his country. Now he’ll fight for her.
Army Ranger Dare Conners
has been through hell. He’s left combat behind, yet the memories that refuse to
fade are proving just as dangerous. Ordered to take R&R, he joins his buddy
for beaches, beers, and babes—if that can’t cure him, nothing will. But when he
meets Berkeley, a woman who affects him like no one else, a new kind of battle begins . . .
An Admiral’s daughter, Berkeley knows her life has been planned since birth. The right school, the right boyfriend—and now that she’s graduated—the right marriage. But after years of being right, Berkley is ready to be a little wrong. And Dare Conners has wrong written all over him. The sexy soldier has a body built for sin and secrets he won’t share. What starts as a fling quickly grows into something more. But summer can’t last forever, and when the truth comes out, both Berkeley and Dare could be in for quite a fall.
 An Excerpt from ONE TRUE HERO: 

He offers nothing more. I stare at him for another second, then replace his tags under his shirt. My fingers linger on the skin at the top of his chest. “I’m sorry.”


He nods. “Don’t be.”

We let the silence wash over us once again.

I glance at him out of the corner of my eye after a few minutes. I want to know. I want to know the answers to all of the questions lurking behind those beautiful eyes of his. And so I know it’s time for me to go.


He looks over at me, his hands clasped behind his head. “Berkeley.”

Dammit. Does he somehow know I have trouble continuing to speak when he says my name? Does he know?

“Thanks for the beer,” I say, sitting up.

He doesn’t. “You’re welcome. Are you leaving me so soon?”

No. “Yep.”

His mouth turns down, and I keep my hands firmly in my lap so that I don’t brush a finger across his full bottom lip.

A low rumble of thunder rolls around us, and I glance up at the sky. A storm is obviously on its way. When I look back at Dare, his gaze hasn’t moved from mine.


He begins shaking his head before I’ve even begun my letting-him-down-easy speech. Does he read my mind, too?

“This has been a really great night…”

His hand on my chin stills me. It stills my thoughts and it stalls my words. I’m helpless with his hand on me.


“Don’t do that,” he says softly. “Don’t give me your ‘let-him-down-easy’ speech. Let’s pretend we’ve moved past that, okay? You don’t want to do this again, then tell me the real reason. I don’t do bullshit.”

He releases my skin, but there’s a burning in the spot now that wasn’t there before.

It takes me a moment to find my voice, and Dare waits patiently while another rumble of thunder rolls over our heads.

“I’m…I’m super attracted to you, Dare. But I’m not available to date right now. I’ll probably never be available to date. It’s…complicated.”

“You have a boyfriend.” He says it like a fact, not a question.

“I do not have a boyfriend.” It would have been the easy way out. I could have just let him believe that, but I find myself unable to lie to this sharp, sexy, honest man.

He stares at me, his expression unreadable. He rubs his rib again, and I allow my eyes to travel to that spot. He notices, and stops rubbing. When he speaks again, his voice hasn’t changed. It’s still soft, and still like a rough edge of a stone left out in the wind.

“So…you just aren’t that into me.”

I wish he’d stop searching for reasons. “Some things just aren’t going to work out.”

“I didn’t ask you to marry me, Berkeley. I didn’t even ask you out on a second date yet.”

I raise my eyebrows, and he quickly regroups. “I was going to. Shit, of course I was going to. But, if you don’t want to hang out again, I guess I have to accept that.”

I so don’t want him to accept it. But I nod my head, just as the sky above us opens, and we leap out of our chairs and sprint for the house.

By the time we reach it, we’re soaked. We run around to the driveway, where Dare’s truck is


parked, and he helps me in and buckles me up while the rain pelts him.

When he finally makes it to the driver’s seat, he’s laughing. He runs his hands through his sopping wet hair, and I realize mine must look like a wet dog. Groaning, I pull out my hair tie and shake my mess of curls out around my shoulders.

“Shit! I didn’t realize it was supposed to rain tonight.” He scrubs his face with his hands, and then turns to face me. “I’m—”

He freezes when he looks at me, and my suspicions are confirmed. I’m definitely the hottest mess he’s ever seen. My hair is flopping everywhere, and I’m sure the small amount of makeup I had on my face now looks like I’m starring in The Walking Dead.

But that doesn’t matter. I just told him I couldn’t see him again. Who the hell cares what I look like?

The way he’s staring at me is causing my new pets, my butterflies, to take furious flight and my heartbeat to speed up at an alarming pace.

Then he reaches out and brushes that stupid strand of hair out of my eyes. The one my mother can’t stand.

“I love this,” he says. “I might as well tell you, seeing as how I won’t get the chance again.”

His finger follows an invisible trail along my cheek, pausing at the hollow beneath my eye. “And these. I fall into these every single time they’re focused on me. It scares the shit out of me. And nothing scares me, Berkeley.”

My breath is gone. I’ve lost it somewhere between his finger tracing a path on my face and the beautiful words he’s speaking. About me.

His finger changes trajectory, trailing down until he reaches my lips. Which are probably


trembling. “Do you know how long I’ve been looking at these? All fucking night. All night tonight, and every other time I’ve been in your vicinity.”

His eyes drop to my lips then, and he uses his thumb to part them. Hot lava flows from my core into my every extremity until I feel like I must be catching fire. He’s setting me aflame. His touch, his words, those eyes on me. I can’t contain the desire that wells up inside me.

“Dare.” I breathe.

His eyes flicker back up from my lips. “Berkeley.”

“I guess if you’re going to kiss me, you’d better do it now. You might not get another chance.”




– $50 Sephora gift card
– Battle Scar Series swag packs
US/Can only


About Diana Gardin

Diana Gardin was born and raised combing the coasts of Southeastern Virginia. She is now a happy resident of South Carolina as she married into an enormous Carolina-rooted family. She loves the beach, and even more than that she loves to read while sitting on the beach.

While writing was always a passion of Diana’s, she enrolled in college to become an elementary-school teacher. After eight years of teaching in both Virginia and South Carolina, she decided to stay at home with her first child. This decision is what opened her eyes to the fact that she still very much loved to write, and her first novel was written.

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Cover the Words–Best Cover Contest

Hey Friends! 

Jillian, Griffin, Sophia, and Lucas need your help! ACROSS THE DISTANCE, CAN’T GO BACK, and THE TURNING POINT are all featured in the Cover the Words best cover contest! Woo hoo!!! 

Voting is open now, through Sept. 30th! You can vote multiple times a day, every day! 

Let’s put one of these gorgeous covers at the top! Click on the link below:

Cover The Words Contest

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❤ Marie


Across the Distance & Can’t Go Back

in one huge giveaway!

That’s right! Jillian and Griffin are finally together!

Oh The Book Feels is hosting a huge giveaway on Instagram! For your chance to win the prize package below, Click Here for More Details! 


Prizes include an exclusive AtD/CGB tote bag, paperbacks of Across the Distance Can’t Go Back, magnets, bookmarks, and special charms!

Giveaway ends on September 30th, so don’t miss out!

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Across the Distance

“I could not put it down… Loved it!”
— Jen McLaughlin, New York Times and USA Today bestselling author

There’s a drawer I never open. It holds a picture I never look at. It reminds me of a day I hate to remember, but I’ll never forget.

I’d give anything to be like the other girls on campus. Going to parties, flirting with boys, planning for a future. But that’s not me. And hasn’t been since the day my parents died. The only thing that got me through was Griffin. Even though I didn’t have my family, I always had him. Only, now I’m not so sure I do.

It’s not just the eleven hundred miles separating us now that I’m at college. Or his band finally taking off, and all the gigs and girls suddenly demanding his time. It’s as if everything is different-the way we talk, the way we text . . . the way he looks at me and the way those looks make me feel.

Griffin has been the only good thing in my life since that horrific day. But I can feel our friendship slipping away-and I’m terrified of what will be left in its place . . .

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Can’t Go Back

In Across the Distance we heard from Jillian, now its time to hear Griffin’s side of the story…

“I could not put it down . . . Loved it!” –Jen McLaughlin, New York Timesbestselling author on Across the Distance

When Jillian moved next door, she refused to get out of the car. I climbed into the backseat beside her and promised to never leave her.

Now, I’m driving her a thousand miles away, so she can leave me.

She has to go. What else would she do? Follow me and my band from one cheap bar to another, get hit on by sleazy promoters? Because Jillian would definitely get hit on. She’s the most gorgeous, talented girl I’ve ever known, and she doesn’t even see it.

This scholarship gives Jillian the chance to study at the best design school in the country. It’s what she’s always wanted. I won’t stand in the way of her dreams, no matter how much it hurts to watch her go. I just wish she wasn’t leaving without knowing the truth . . .

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Reviews and Upcoming Releases!

Reviews and Releases


ACROSS THE DISTANCE just came off of a big sale and has over a thousand adds on Goodreads! That’s crazy awesome!! A HUGE thank you to everyone who’s purchased ACROSS THE DISTANCE, who’s reading it, loving it, talking about it with your friends, and writing reviews! I appreciate the kind words and praise you’ve given AtD, my characters, and my work. As an author, it’s so gratifying when a reader connects with the characters we’ve brought to life on the page. 

If you have read ACROSS THE DISTANCE, and are so inclined, please consider leaving a review. It’s your chance to share your thoughts about the book with other readers! 

Reviews can be left on Amazon, Barnes and Noble, iBooks, Kobo, and Google Play

Want to see me talk about this? Check out my newest volg! 


Also, did you know CAN’T GO BACK comes out in 29 days!!! TWENTY-NINE DAYS!!! I’m so excited to share Griffin’s story with you! 


Available August 4, 2015

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Stay tuned, because lots of awesome will be happening in the next few months! 

❤ Marie

PIXELATED Release Week Blitz & GIVEAWAY!!!






I am so excited to host the author of PIXELATED, the YA contemporary romance by L.S. Murphy!! If this book isn’t on your To-Be-Read list, then it should be (*ahem* you can add it here: Add to Goodreads).

Not only is L.S. celebrating her release, she also signed on to do a guest post on piracy, which you can read below, but first let’s celebrate PIXELATED!!! *releases balloon drop and throws confetti*


Pixelated (2) copy

Senior Year. 

Middle of nowhere. 

What’s the new girl to do?

For Piper Marks, the answer is simple. She’s determined to have her photography rock the cover of National Geographic someday, and moving to Clarkton, Iowa for her last year of high school is not going to stop her. Even if her usual subjects have changed from bright lights and skyscrapers to fields, cows…and more fields. 

But when photographer at the local paper quits in a huff, she steps into his spot. Her new job keeps Piper busy capturing tackles, and zooming in on first downs and end zone dances, not to mention putting her directly in the path of varsity football star Les Williams IV. Her new friends warn her off, but she can’t resist the pull she feels toward this mysterious country boy. But this small town is keeping a secret, and it’s one that could destroy any chance they have to be together. 

It’s up to Piper to decide what to do with the distorted truth. Can she risk exposing her heart? It might be worth it, ’cause Les is about to change her world from black and white to fully saturated color. 

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Praise for Pixelated:
“In Pixelated, L.S. Murphy weaves a complex web of secrets and lies with a ‘will they or won’t they’ romance that kept me turning pages and holding my breath!” ~ Julie Reece, author of The Artisans and Crux

“Beautifully written, with a full spectrum of emotion and complex characters, Pixelated will tug at all your heartstrings. I easily lost myself in the world L.S. Murphy created and couldn’t stop reading because I needed to see how the story ended.” ~ Kelly Oram, author of Cinder & Ella

“L.S. Murphy brings something for every reader with Pixelated: romance, secrets, mystery, and a main character torn between two choices. Murphy’s writing is sharp and steeped in emotions, deftly hooking her readers from the first sentence to the last.” ~ Sarah Bromley, author of A Murder Of Magpies 



5lodk8Ca_y4SPVOq6P2ufc8CsLGJdNhgIxx-hTjQesk About the Author

L.S. Murphy obsesses about St. Louis Cardinals baseball, fangirls over her favorite   authors, and watches every
episode of Doctor Who like it’s the first time. When she’s not doing those time-consuming things, the former farm-girl turned city slicker turned suburbanite writes sweet romances for teens and adults.

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It’s PIXELATED’s book birthday, so naturally, there has to be a gift, right? How about a $25 Amazon Gift Card? To enter the giveaway, click on the link below!


$25 Amazon Gift Card Rafflecopter Giveaway!!! 

I also want to thank L.S. for putting together this short message on piracy. Take it away, L.S….

Back in March, before PIXELATED was even on NetGalley or had eARCS available, I discovered something disturbing. Of course, googling isn’t always going to bring sunshine and roses, but I digress.

I searched for PIXELATED just to see if it would pop up on any blogs. Lo and behold, I stumbled across a discussion thread. Someone had asked where they could get my book for free.

Um… excuse me?

Well, for one, it hasn’t been released yet. For another, go to the library. For a third, WHAT?

Now, a few peeps responded that it’s never okay to download books from the internet illegally. Yay them. They also directed her to some sites for purchase and recommended she request the title from her library.

So all good, eh?

Of course not. Silly me. I kept reading. It turned from “don’t do piracy” to “another author pulling the wool over our eyes.” I’m not sure how I’m pulling the wool over someone’s eyes. I work a full-time job. Most authors do. It’s almost impossible to make a living as an author these days. Yeah, there are some that do. Great for them. But they’re in the 1%.

I’m not out to get rich. Don’t get me wrong, I would LOVE to be in the 1%. But I’m not doing this for free either. I work my tail off. All authors do, even the 1%. I sacrifice time with my family, my friends, and even downtime to relax. All because I love to write.

And I worked my rear off to get an agent who worked her rear off to get me a deal.

None of us are doing this for free.

So, the next time you hear someone saying all authors are rich, remember me. I may be sitting next to you at Starbucks counting change so I can have another latte to get me through another thousand words.


As an author too, I agree with everything L.S. mentioned, one hundred percent. For all authors, their agents and editors, and everyone else that’s behind the scenes when it comes to getting a book on the shelves, writing is our livelihoods. Books put food on our tables. Please do not download illegal copies of our books. We sincerely appreciate it, thank you! 


Thanks for stopping by and celebrating the release of PIXELATED!! Don’t forget to enter the giveaway above and check out L.S. Murphy’s fabulous new release, you won’t be disappointed!

Pixelated Teaser



Across the Distance Cover Reveal

Across the Distance

by Marie Meyer


I’m so excited to finally reveal the cover for ACROSS THE DISTANCE!! I’ve done many cover reveals on my blog, but this one is especially exciting because…IT’S MY COVER!!!

So, without further ado, here is ACROSS THE DISTANCE….


Across the Distance

Isn’t it beautiful?! Jillian has a face!!! I can’t wait for you to read it!

ACROSS THE DISTANCE is coming from Grand Central Forever Yours on May 5, 2015, but you can pre-order it today!


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