Friday, January 24, 2014

Marie Hall Book List

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Interview with Marie Hall
Name one thing about yourself that would shock readers if they knew.
I HATE PEANUT BUTTER! *GASP*

When not writing, what hobbies do you enjoy?
HIKING AND GARDENING. IT'S A TOSS UP WHICH I PREFER MORE.

What is the strangest real life situation that is in one of your stories?
IN JINNI'S WISH WHEN THE PLANE CRASHES AND THE MAN RESCUES PAZ, THAT WAS A TRUE STORY OF A YOUNG ARMY SOLDIER WHO BEFRIENDED A WOMAN ON A PLANE, THEIR PLANE CRASHED AND HE HEROICALLY JUMPED INTO THE FIRE TO SAVE HER. HE EVENTUALLY DIED FROM SMOKE INHALATION,THE STORY WAS SO SAD TO ME I KNEW I HAD TO COMMEMORATE HIS ACT OF HEROISM SOMEHOW.

When did you start writing?
I STARTED WRITING ALMOST AS SOON AS I GRADUATED HIGH SCHOOL. AND I'M NOT TELLING YOU HOW LONG AGO THAT WAS! :P

What is your favorite genre?
CONTEMPORARY ROMANCE, URBAN FANTASY, FANTASY AND PARANORMAL ROMANCE.

Have you traveled to do research for your books?
NO. I ONLY WRITE ABOUT PLACES I'VE BEEN TO. THOUGH I WOULD LOVE SOMEDAY TO TRAVEL TO IRELAND SO THAT I COULD ACTUALLY WRITE ABOUT IT.

Do you enjoy reading your own stories?
NO.

Do you laugh and cry while writing your books?
SOMETIMES.

Favorite book or character you have written?
I LOVE PANDORA FROM MY NIGHT SERIES. SHE'S SO CONVOLUTED, I LOVE MANY LAYERED CHARACTERS. I'M ALSO SLIGHTLY MAD FOR MY HATTER. BROKEN CHARACTERS TEND TO INTRIGUE ME MOST. MY FAVORITE CHARACTER IS PROBABLY THE MOST BROKEN AND THAT WOULD BE RYAN FROM A MOMENT. I CAN RELATE TO HIM IN SO MANY WAYS, HE'S DEFINITELY MY FAVORITE.

Any advice for those who are just starting out?
TAKE YOUR TIME TO LEARN THE CRAFT, REMEMBER EACH BOOK IMPROVES YOUR WRITING, SO WRITE OFTEN AND A LOT.

Do you ever forget that the characters are not real?
THE ONLY TIME I'VE EVER TRULY FELT LIKE A CHARACTER WAS REAL WAS WHEN I WROTE ABOUT RYAN. 

Are you sad to end a series and leave the characters behind?
ALWAYS, WHICH IS WHY I DIDN'T END KINGDOM EVEN THOUGH I'D HAD EVERY INTENTION OF DOING SO WITH HOOK'S PAN. IT JUST FELT WRONG. LOL

Do you write about places you have lived?
BEING A MILITARY PERSON ALL MY LIFE, FIRST AS A CHILD AND NOW AS A WIFE, I HAVE BEEN ALL OVER THE US AND A FEW PLACES OUTSIDE OF IT, SO YES, I PRETTY MUCH ONLY WRITE ABOUT PLACES I'VE BEEN TO. THAT ACTUALLY EXIST. KINGDOM IS PURELY MADE UP, OBVIOUSLY. 

Do you read the same types of books you write? 
YES.

What is your go-to snack?
YOGURT OR BEEF JERKY, DEPENDS ON IF I WANT SALTY OR SWEET.
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The Kingdom Series 
The first three books all in one collection
Book 1:Her Mad Hatter
Book 2: Gerard's Beauty
Book 3: Red and Her Wolf


Book 1: The Mad Hatter
Danika was not your usual fairy godmother. She didn’t want the prissy princes and princesses. She liked having her bad boys. And especially the worst of them in the Kingdom. The Bad Five. This included Mad Hatter, Gerard, Wolf, Jinni and Hook. She had been warned to connect them with their mates before it was too late. Especially Hatter’s. So off she went to find yet another Alice.

Alice Hu loved her Wonderland book. She believed at one time when she was in dire straights, Mad Hatter had come to rescue her. Her Hatter, she loved him. No one believed her of course. So on she went in life, no man ever comparing to the one in her dreams. And one day she finds herself being pulled into a tunnel by a white rabbit.

This was an extraordinary story. The author takes the tale of Alice in Wonderland and adds a complete back story to it. Taking the reader from our world into a magical crazy place called, Wonderland. She has you falling in love with the disheveled sullen Hatter and at one point it had me going through quite a few tissues. It looks like there will be five books in this series, one for each of the Bad Five.
**Sexual content
Book 2: Gerard's Beauty
Danika is the fairy godmother extraordinaire. Just ask her and she’ll tell you exactly that. She has four of her Bad Five boys to help find their mates and keep them out of trouble. Only she is a bit late with Gerard. Only one thing left to do if she is going to keep Gerard’s head connected to his body….send him to Earth.

Gerard Caron is in trouble once again. True he had trouble keeping away from the pretty ladies but this time it was not his fault. Unfortunately when it’s the king’s daughter you have been caught with, and your pants aren’t quite where they should be, you are in big trouble. He made an enemy long ago with the head mistress of Fairy Inc. and she is in charge of his verdict.

Betty Hart is living in a small Missouri town, playing librarian and helping take care of her special nephew. After good looking James broke her heart, the last thing she needs is to fall for this seductive Frenchman that’s hanging around the library.

Never heard of Gerard in the fairy tales? That’s because that fairy mistress rewrote his story and removed him from it. This second Kingdom story is as enjoyable as Her Mad Hatter. When two people from different worlds collide, you never know what magic will abound.
**Sexual content 
Book 3: Red and Her Wolf
Ewan of the Blackfoot Clan was working for a nasty fairy to help provide for his clan. So off to grandma’s house he went for his mission. He didn’t expect to find his mate that night. Nor to have her torn from his clutches just as quickly. For five hundred years Ewan has continued to search in Kingdom to find her, often almost slipping off the edge of sanity. He must find his Red.

Violet, also known as The Heartsong and Red, has been living in Alaska with her Aunt Mir. She is slowly remembering her past. Wolves and death. Her hatred for the big bad black wolf has grown over all these years. She dreams about returning to Kingdom to kill that wolf.

The third book in this series continues as the first two, a well spun story from an old fairy tale. The author did a great job of grabbing this readers emotions to sympathize with the Wolf, so many years of pain and sorrow as he searched for his Red. She also lets the reader drop in and see how the Hatter and Alice are doing. Enjoyable stories.
**Sexual content
Kingdom Series Chronicles Part Two
Books 4 & 5
Book 4: Jinni's Wish
Jinni’s Wish by Marie Hall
Kingdom Series Book 4
Paz Lopez is an aspiring artist living in a small Chicago apartment. Hoping to make it to the penthouse suite. After a unique visit to an odd carnival and a fortune teller, she is told to go to Alaska to find, the one, her soul mate. She actually goes but things don’t quite work out so smoothly. Paz was looking for that one true love, her Todd. She has this idea because Todd is her brother’s gay partner and she envies their relationship.

Jinni is wasting away more each day. He is barely even a ghost anymore. When he finally meets his mate, he believes it has happened too late. The least he can do is tell her his story, maybe remove some of the burden of guilt he’s carried all these centuries. Jinni was once an extremely proud djinn genie. His pride cost him everything. Perhaps even his future happiness.

This is a unique series where the author has built back stories from fairy tales. Jinni is one of the Bad Five, three of them have already found their mates, Mad Hatter, Gerard and Wolf. Their fairy godmother, Danika, just wanted to see her boys happy, even if they fought against it each step of the way.
**Sexual content
Book 5: Hook's Pan
Trishelle Page didn’t believe in love. She saw it as something that destroyed, something ugly instead of beautiful. So when her good friend, Betty, and her new husband, Gerard, tried to tell her that love waited for her. She did not believe.
Captain James Hook had loved deeply and lost that love. Now he hated as deeply. Peter Pan was his reason for living….so he could one day kill the evil little man-child. He didn’t need his fairy godmother trying to bring some woman to him that she claimed was his mate.
Danika had one more of her Bad Five to help find his true happiness by bringing him his mate. She not only had a stubborn pirate to work with, but an equally stubborn human. It’s tough work being a fairy godmother!
The Kingdom Series are unique stories from fairy tales of old with new back stories. Make sure to check out the previous four books to read the complete stories of the Bad Five; Her Mad Hatter, Gerard’s Beauty, Red and Her Wolf and Jinni’s Wish.
**Sexual content and language
Book 5.5: Danika's Surprise
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Author's Note: This is a companion short story to the Kingdom Series. It is not a full length novel, this is a novelette that bridges the Bad Five storyline to the new Kingdom Series (Dark Princess) storyline coming out around Christmas! Danika has a secret. One that will forever alter the course of those she loves...

My Review
In Hook’s Pan, book five, Danika had been called away for an emergency in Wonderland. This book takes up with her arrival to help Hatter and Alice. A child is born but a curse it put upon her. This is just a short back story to the first eighteen years of Hatter & Alice’s daughter.
Book 6: Moon's Flower - A Hiden Kingdom Story
An older fairy favors the young Fae children with a story on this particular evening. A story about a young flower fairy and the Man in the Moon. Of forbidden love, jealousy and betrayal.

Jericho had been a man once. Living in England. Falling for a beautiful woman cursed him to five hundred years of darkness. He was no the Man in the Moon, no longer able to enjoy sunshine. Hating the woman who has enslaved him in the darkness. And then one day, a ray of hope.

Calanthe was not quite content as a flower fairy. Tired of the nightly revelry. She breaks a few fairly laws, but it was worth it all when she meets Jericho and finds love.

This is part of the Kingdom series. Some of the fairies in this story have been introduced in previous books. You may want to keep some tissues handy with this one.
Book 7: The Huntsman's Prey
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Rumors abound in Wonderland, of a dark princess named Chrysalis who bears the Moon's curse. Her beauty is beyond compare, and her madness… even greater than her father’s, The Hatter. Death follows wherever she roams, and Danika—fairy godmother of all villains—knows this task is too great for her to handle on her own. She has no choice but to seek out the one they call Huntsman, his mission is simple: Find the creature, and destroy it.

But nothing is ever so simple in Kingdom. The moment the hunter Aeric steps foot in the mad, twisted realm he's enveloped in a reality that is neither wholly true nor fantasy. The key, the Cheshire explains, to ending the madness is for one to become mad themselves. The Huntsman has one chance to figure out the riddle before the beauty destroys them all…
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Grim Reaper Saga
Book 1: The Witching Hour  **Revamped and is now Death's Lover
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 Eve Philips is happy living in San Francisco where the supers can live in the open. As a witch she no longer has to fear what the normals would do to her. Two years after her husband has died she finally agrees to go to out with her sisters. She notices the handsome man at the club and he seems so familiar, is she ready to finally move on?

Cian is a reaper. Hated among the supers because of his duty and for being Fae. They don't see the burden he carries as one of those who has to harvest a soul at the time of death. In fact, the reapers are death. After a choice he has made to not take a soul, he must now protect that person from the other reapers so she can live.

Cian reminds me of the character in Joe Black. Soft spoken, lonely and doing what he must do. Not ever really knowing love. The other reaper, Frenzy, is further gone. Only hate lives in him towards the normals. There is another Great War about to break out amongst the supers and normals. Who will be the saviors? Book two in the series will be Death's Redemption.
**Sexual content and language
**Received through NetGalley for review
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The Moment Series
Book 1: A Moment
Book Blurb
Ryan Cosgrove and Liliana Delgado are on a collision course with destiny. They don’t know it yet, but before the night is over their lives will be forever changed.
Spending Valentine’s Day at a burlesque bar, hadn’t been Liliana’s ideal way of spending a Friday night. She’d much rather be back on campus doing homework… until she meets Ryan. Tall, athletic, and gorgeous, Lili can’t keep her eyes off him, and despite his gruff manners and drunken disposition she’s intrigued.
Ryan’s got demons, and they’re deep, dark, and eating him alive. Regardless of his attraction to the petite brunette he’s tired of fighting, of pretending the last fifteen years haven’t been a daily struggle just to get out of bed every morning. That night he decides to end his pain, to leave it all behind and float away into the blessed darkness of oblivion. But fate has other plans for him, Lily finds and rescues Ryan, determined she’ll not only save his body, but his soul too.
This is their moment…

My Review
Ryan Cosgrove is a man with demons. The biggest night of their haunting is on Valentines Day and it has once again arrived. This year he’s tired of fighting them, at twenty-five he’s been fighting this battle for fifteen years. He’s made the decision this will be the last year. Then the unexpected happens, a green eyed beauty enters his life and she’s determined to save him.

Liliana Delgado has had quite a hard life. Pregnant at a young age, an autistic son, her mother is ill and more. She has chosen not to date in the seven years since her son was born. The one night she agrees to go out with Alex, only as friends, her life changes. Lili likes to try and save people and Alex’s cousin Ryan is definitely in need of saving.

This story is intense at times. It is worth reading but don't go into it thinking it's a warm and fuzzy romance. You'd be disappointed. There is definitely romance but the road to love is definitely an unkept back road, bumpy with plenty of deep ruts. Ryan had something really bad happen when he was young and he’d rather bury it then tell Lili the truth. Only when you bury things that aren’t dead, they find a way to always come back. Book two in the series will be Alex's story, Right Now.
**Sexual Content and Language
Book 2: Right Now
Book Blurb
Sometimes in life....
Things were supposed to get better when Ryan met Lili. I was supposed to move on, get a life... but I'm stuck and lost. Things with my father are not good. There are demons in our closet, big ones. Ones I want to kill him for, I'm seeing a shrink, I'm trying to get better... but my life feels out of control, like I'm a raft adrift on the sea. I don't know where to look, how to get anchored again, and then I meet Zoe Stone. Something about her draws me out of my rut, makes me laugh for real, smile, and for the first time in years I want to be more. But what will she think when she discovers who I really am?
...all we have...
When Alexander Donovan, aka The Golden Adonis, walks into my tattoo parlor, I know I'll do anything to make that man mine. There's an instant connection, a need to know more about him. Everything about him. But there's also a mystery surrounding the guy, when people look at him they only see the man that laughs, that cracks jokes and makes the world think that everything is okay, but I see the truth... I see the darkness that lurks so deep inside few would ever recognize it. I want to help him, I want to be with him, now I just have to make him trust me enough to let me in.
Is Right Now.

My Review
Alexander Donovan lives with secrets. Secrets he shares with his cousin Ryan. Now that Ryan has Lili...he don't need Alex to save him anymore. Now what? When he realized where his life is, he's not proud. And at one of his lowest points he happens to walk into a late night business and everything changes.

Zoe Stone is trying to escape what her parents want her to be. Instead of being the upstanding little rich girl who does the right things and dates the right guys, she has become who she wants to be. And yet, inside she's not quite the hard looking tatted up girl either. One thing she does no, one guy has messed with her and trust issues, it's not going to happen again.

You will want to read the first book, The Moment, to fully appreciate this book. To understand what has bonded Ryan and Alex. These guys have had a tough road and falling in love is not easy for them. There will be a third book in this series for Tor and Jaime.
**Sexual content and language
**Received through NetGalley for review
Yet to come...
Book 3: Tor and Jaime's Story
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Night Series Book 1
Book 1: Crimson Night
Pandora travels with her family and their carnival. Not blood family, her Nephilim family. Some are more dangerous than others. She still retains some of her half human self but her demon side must be fed. Lust. One thing she has learned in her long life is that there is no such thing as love, lust yes. Love, no.

While working at the latest town she finds someone she desires more than any other and for the first time….neither Pandora, nor Lust, get what she wants. Strange things are happening around her. The carnival owner is acting strange. There are suddenly more vampires around and then there is Billy.

The author weaves quite an exciting tale in this first book of the series. Things don’t always turn out like you think. People and situations are not what they seem to be. And now Pandora has a score to settle and has promised to make certain people pay. And a demon always keeps their word. A roller coaster ride full of emotions….and surprises.
**Sexual situations
Book 2: All Hallows Night
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Secrets and truths, lies and red herrings… which is which? That’s what Pandora’s trying to figure out. Ever since the death of her best, and probably only friend by her own hands, she’s not sure who to trust anymore. The Priest is dead. The Gray Man is… she’s not even sure what. Luc, well, Luc is Luc.

The Order has sent her deep into the heart of Mexico to investigate a potential zombie uprising. She arrives at the start of the Dia de los Muertos festival—a celebration for the dead and immediately things don’t feel right to her. For one, bodies (the living kind) keep disappearing. They’re not being kidnapped, no, if only things were that simple. Literally there one second, gone the next, she’s not sure what to make of it. On top of that mum’s are floating all over the place. Is that merely symbolism associated with the festival, or is it a clue of something far more sinister?

In this explosive sequel to the USA Today Bestselling, Crimson Night, an old ally returns and a shocking truth is revealed. One that will turn her investigation into The Order’s duplicity on its head and make Pandora question everything she ever thought she knew…
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Chaos Time Series
Book 1: Sable
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When Sable Ray sings, people die. She’s spent most of her life locked away to protect others from her curse, abandoned to an insane asylum and the monster in her own head. Lately, though, she’s been having dreams of another time, another life – one where she’s free. Where her power isn’t a curse, but a blessing. And just when she’s sure things can’t get any weirder, she’s confronted by a stranger with eyes as blue as the hottest flame He swears she’s not crazy – in fact, she’s the key to saving the world.
Book 2: Slayde
Eric Slayde is a redneck. He’s cold, cruel, and always calculating. But dark forces are conspiring to tear apart the very fabric of the universe and in order for his band of misfits to succeed, his past will have to be unraveled, he’ll have to be understood, and there’s only one woman who can do it. If she’s brave enough to try… This is part two of the continuing Chaos Time Saga 
WARNING: This is a serial, meaning there will be cliffhangers!
Book 3: Synnergy
Arianna Morena, aka Synnergy, is slowly dying inside. It’s only been a few weeks since the brutal slayings of her parents by the hands of a drug cartel. She’s barely had time to process all the changes around her, when a mysterious stranger shows up on her door to tell her that the fight to save humankind cannot work without her in it. She’s a healer, life is sacred, special. Meant to be treasured and valued above all else, but her father always warned her, if a healer ever used their power for anything other than to save, there would be dire consequences. Synnergy has killed. 

Now she’s haunted, tormented by the souls of her victims. Slowly sinking into the madness of their vengeance. She’s not sure she can survive this, she’s not even sure she wants to… 

Author's Note: This is part 3 of the continuing Chaos Time Serial, the books should be read in order to help them make sense!
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A Boxed set that includes Marie's
Crimson Night
Magic After Dark
Regularly priced 9.99 this collection is only .99 for a VERY LIMITED TIME!

Dive into six different worlds of vampires, demons, fae, fairy godmothers, mages, and all things magic. Prepare for a wild r...ide, whether you're looking for nail-biting drama, mystery, intense action, humor, new breeds of paranormals, or passionate romance. Indulge in this amazing boxed set from six bestselling urban fantasy authors: SM Reine Sacrificed in Shadow, Marie Hall Crimson Night, Dark Deanna Chase Influential Magic Danielle Monsch Fairy Tales and Ever Afters, Kate Danley Maggie for Hire, and Dannika Dark Sterling.


INFLUENTIAL MAGIC by Deanna Chase 
Welcome to the Crescent City, the home of Willow Rhoswen, faery and magical baker extraordinaire. While fighting for her life, Willow is caught between two gorgeous men as she navigates the corruption of a powerful vampire organization and her own supernatural government agency.

SACRIFICED IN SHADOW by SM Reine
Lincoln Marshall is a small-town deputy with a very big problem. Six members of his church have been found dead, killed by a rogue werewolf. He'll have to make a deal with the Devil to save victims that have gone missing -- maybe literally. Elise Kavanagh, preternatural investigator and exorcist, is the expert when it comes to violent deaths at the jaws of evil. She's also among the most powerful demons that Hell has spawned. Elise jumps at Lincoln's case, and it's not just because of his down-home charm. Someone's laid a trap for her in Northgate, and she wants to find out who....

MAGGIE FOR HIRE by Kate Danley 
When monsters appear on earth, Maggie MacKay is on the job. No one is better at hauling the creepy crawlies back where they belong… no one except her dad, who disappeared mysteriously in the middle of an assignment. When an elf named Killian shows up with a gig, Maggie finds herself at the center of a plot to turn the earth into a vampire playground. The only hope for survival is tracking down two missing statues and a secret that disappeared with Maggie's father.
Warning: This book contains cussing, brawling, and unladylike behavior. Proceed with caution.

CRIMSON NIGHT by Marie Hall 
Welcome one and all to Carnival Diabolique- my name is Pandora, and I'm a Nephilim. What does that mean? I'm half demon, what's my other name? Lust. But I'm not all bad. I fight for light, for goodness and truth. But people are starting to disappear and lately I've felt a dark presence lurking around me. I think it might be a death priest and that's really bad. This should have been easy, me killing fanged freaks, getting rid of my pesky priest problem, but I'm about to be betrayed by the one person I thought I could trust with my life and before the night is through I'll be covered in crimson... -Dark Urban Fantasy

FAIRY TALES AND EVER AFTERS by Danielle Monsch
If you like your fairy tales just a little twisted, this is the series for you! Three tales follow our fairy godmothers as they figure out ways to help the damsels - and mansels - in distress, all the while making sure every couple gets their happily ever after.

STERLING (MAGERI SERIES: BOOK 1) by Dannika Dark 
Follow the journey of a young woman's claim to immortality and her own identity. Zoƫ Merrick's human life ends when she is brutally attacked by a Mage who gives her the gift of immortality. She soon discovers they are not magicians, but powerful beings who can manipulate energy. Justus De Gradi steps forward to act as her Ghuardian, teaching her how to fight to protect the light within her. Will she learn to accept her fate and trust those around her? Urban Fantasy Romance Series.
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2 comments:

  1. Loved the interview but your type of books are not for me.

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