Marie Lavender

Indianapolis, IN 46250

Author's Bio

Multi-genre author of Victorian romance, UPON YOUR RETURN, and 23 other books. 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. In college, she published two works in a university publication, and was a copy editor on the staff of an online student journal. Marie has published 24 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 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. Feel free to visit her website at for further information about her books and her life. She is also on Facebook, Twitter, Google+, Instagram, BookBub and LinkedIn.

Publications and Prizes

A Little Magick
(Amazon Shorts, 2015)
, Blood Instincts
(Solstice Publishing, 2018)
, Blue Vision
(Solstice Publishing, 2016)
, Directions of the Heart
(createspace (self-publisher), 2017)
, Heiresses in Love Trilogy
(Solstice Publishing, 2018)
, Magick & Moonlight
(Solstice Publishing, 2014)
, Second Chance Heart
(Amazon Shorts, 2015)
, Second Nature
(Solstice Publishing, 2014)
, The Missing Piece
(Solstice Publishing, 2017)
, Upon Your Honor
(Solstice Publishing, 2014)
, Upon Your Love
(Solstice Publishing, 2017)
, Upon Your Return
(Solstice Publishing, 2013)
Prizes Won: 
Reached the Top 10 Authors list on for the last 3 years. 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.

Personal Favorites

What I'm Reading Now: 
Wild Things by Chloe Neill
The Bourbon Kings by J.R. Ward
The Witch of the Wood by Michael Aronovitz
Favorite Books: 
The Black Dagger Brotherhood Series by J.R. Ward, any book by Nora Roberts, The Chicagoland Vampires Series by Chloe Neill, anything by P.C. Cast
Favorite Authors: 
Nora Roberts, J.R. Ward, Chloe Neill, Susan Mallery, Linda Lee Williams, Mika Jolie

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Last updated: Jan 05, 2019