Release Day!!!!

Summertime Blues is live…

The day has arrived. I hope you enjoy Tyler and Jackie’s story.  Here’s a little excerpt just for you.  ENJOY!

 

(Clover High School 2011)
First home game of the season. Jason Walsh and I are sitting on the bench, waiting our turn on the field as the defense plays.
“What are you doing after the game? Or should I say, who are you hooking up with after the game?” Jason laughs as he teases me, but I know damn well it’s a serious question.
“I don’t know yet.” I brush off his insult. He’s my best friend but sometimes he can be a real dick. He acts like I have a harem of girls waiting to be with me. Currently, I have been seeing Sonia Lassiter, one of the most popular girls at school. She keeps hinting about going steady and is eying my class ring and letterman’s jacket. That will never happen. Both my ring and jacket were paid by my hard-earned dollars mowing lawns all summer, and the only one wearing them will be me. Besides, if I ever decided to go steady with a girl, it wouldn’t be Sonia.
Lately, I’m not enjoying the reputation or the company I keep. I’d rather find a nice girl like Jason’s twin sister, Julie. I’ve been secretly crushing on her for a while now. Of course, I know that he would never let that happen. It’s an understood code. Don’t date your buddy’s sister.
“What do you think about Holly’s baby sister Jackie?” Jason asks me out of the blue.
Jackie Winston’s puppy dog eyes have been following me ever since we were in elementary school. We were all out trick-or-treating when she lost her group of brothers and sisters, and she was standing on the sidewalk in her Disney princess costume, crying her eyes out. I took her hand and helped her find her siblings and she called me her hero or was it Prince Charming? Doesn’t matter—after that she would stare at me and leave me little notes which I quickly threw away. She was three grades younger than me and a complete pain in my ass.
“Exactly that, she’s a baby, and besides, she’s the coach’s daughter, so you don’t stand a chance,” I quickly respond as I follow his line of sight to the cheerleaders next to us.
“She’s a freshman.” Jason reminds me.
“Exactly, and three years younger than you,” I respond back.
“I know, but she seems to have grown up a lot since we returned over summer break,” Jason says as he smiles over at her.
“Haven’t you known her since she was still in diapers?” I ask.
“Yeah, I used to call her The Brat. She used to be annoying as hell,” he jokes.
“I think she still is,” I add.
“I think she’s cute,” Jason says in all seriousness.
“Does she even have time to date? Beauty pageants, clubs, cheer, and don’t forget Coach’s daughter. He’ll have your head on a platter if he finds out you’re trying to make time with his baby girl.” I remind him, but he is in a trance as he smiles over at her. To my surprise, she is smiling back at him and sends him a little wave. Out of nowhere, I’m hit with a pang of jealously.
“See? I think she likes me,” Jason adds.
The way she keeps smiling over at him, I would have to agree.
“After we crush these jokers tonight, I’m going to ask her out.”
“Your funeral if the coach catches wind of it,” I say, just before the whistle blows, calling in the offense.
“It will be fine, parents like me, unlike you, and they don’t think I’m out there stealing girls’ virtues.” He chuckles as he slips on his helmet.
“Well, here’s your chance, Romeo. It’s showtime,” I say as the coach calls us out to the field.
That night, we win against Bonifay High 28 to 13. When I start heading to the locker rooms, I spot Jason standing alone with Jackie near the bleachers, hidden from the crowd. Before I go inside, I turn once again to look over at them. That’s when I witness their first kiss. At least, I assume it’s their first kiss. It seems the days of Jackie Winston staring at me and sending me notes are over.

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Summertime Blues (Holiday Love)
by Marie Savage
Link: http://a.co/d/57xFyhf

 

My Apologies

I’m sorry for the absence on my website. It has been a tough summer on a personal note but things are looking up with some help. I have a new release coming out on August 24th Summertime Blues book six of the Holiday Love Series.  I will post a little about that today and over the next few days get you caught up on all my latest projects.

 

Tyler McCandless needs a break… A break from college, a break from his Dad and most of all a break from woman. Picking up the pieces of his broken heart he accepts an invite to spend the summer at his buddy’s condo in Panama City Beach. He’s young, attractive and most of all single, he should be having the time of his life. Unfortunately, he is finding he can no longer enjoy, just “hooking up” and is ready to head back to Alabama. That is until beauty queen, Jackie Winston shows up.
Tyler and Jackie have a history dating back to elementary school. She went from a little girl lost, to annoying pest, to his best friend’s girl and finally a good friend. Her smile is contagious and when he’s with her, things seem better somehow. As their friendship starts to become something more, he realizes there is a lot of pain behind her blue green eyes. Will secrets from his past destroy their relationship? Can Tyler be there for her, when she needs him the most?

Summertime Blues (Holiday Love)
by Marie Savage
Link: http://a.co/aixa2qf
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Asphalt Cowboy’s Girl is Live!!!

It’s LIVE!!!  After over a year of putting this story aside, writing it, rewriting it and ready to throw it in the trash bin, I finally published it. Sometimes you have an idea for a story but as you are writing it, you lose focus or the story is just not going where you would like it to. This is how this story was for me.

As I was between books in the Holiday Love Series, I would see the word document and something kept nagging me to revisit it. I kept at, changed the story (a little bit) and now I’m ready to release it. I hope you enjoy Luke and Aimee Jo’s story and as one of my ARC readers suggested, there may be more to come…

On the highway, bad things can happen …
Aimee Jo Elliot isn’t having a good day. Her long anticipated journey to California is cut short when her car is stolen. Stranded at a truck stop in Alabama, with no car, no money, and most of all, no hope, she’s desperate to get back on the road. California holds the answer to her dreams and an escape from the danger she’s left behind in Georgia. Accepting a ride from the sexy truck driver has its own set of risks, but she never considered it would be to her heart.

The life of an asphalt cowboy …
Luke McIntyre has life all figured out. He owns his own rig, makes his own rules, and only answers to himself. The solitude of life on the road suits him just fine. Not one for permanent relationships, he has no problems picking up temporary lovers. And he always makes sure they know the score—hot sex, respect, but no strings. His quiet life is shot to hell, however, when he offers the Georgia beauty a ride. He soon discovers that rules are made to be broken.

In for the long haul …
Luke and Aimee Jo soon realize their simple four-day journey is anything but simple. An instant attraction sidetracks their well-made plans and dreams. When they reach California, decisions must be made. Will they go their separate ways, or journey on together?

 

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Asphalt Cowboy’s Girl
by Marie Savage
Link: http://a.co/48k0JGx

Cover Reveal Day!

I’m so excited to show off my cover for my next release Asphalt Cowboy’s Girl.  The cover was designed by the very talented Tiffany Black of T.E Black Designs.

Release Day will be May 15 and I will have a preorder set up. This book is very special to me because my husband is a truck driver. I remember the lonely days and nights where he would be gone for weeks and sometimes a month. You worry for their safety everyday. That’s where the idea of this story came from.

I hope you will enjoy reading it as much as I enjoyed writing it. Luke McIntyre is my favorite book boyfriend so far, (sorry Ben) and I have plans for more to come with my Asphalt Cowboy and his girl.

 

On the highway, bad things can happen …
Aimee Jo Elliot isn’t having a good day. Her long anticipated journey to California is cut short when her car is stolen. Stranded at a truck stop in Alabama, with no car, no money, and most of all, no hope, she’s desperate to get back on the road. California holds the answer to her dreams and an escape from the danger she’s left behind in Georgia. Accepting a ride from the sexy truck driver has its own set of risks, but she never considered it would be to her heart.

The life of an asphalt cowboy …
Luke McIntyre has life all figured out. He owns his own rig, makes his own rules, and only answers to himself. The solitude of life on the road suits him just fine. Not one for permanent relationships, he has no problems picking up temporary lovers. And he always makes sure they know the score—hot sex, respect, but no strings. His quiet life is shot to hell, however, when he offers the Georgia beauty a ride. He soon discovers that rules are made to be broken.

In for the long haul …
Luke and Aimee Jo soon realize their simple four-day journey is anything but simple. An instant attraction sidetracks their well-made plans and dreams. When they reach California, decisions must be made. Will they go their separate ways, or journey on together?

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Free On Amazon

Now that I have your attention…

Good Morning readers and Happy Saturday.

I’m currently running a free book promotion on Amazon for book one of the Holiday Love Series Tidings of Comfort and Joy. It started today and will end on Wednesday April 18 at midnight.

I want to give everyone a chance to read Julie and Ben’s story from the beginning as we wait for book four of the Holiday Love series Promise of Springtime. Book four will be the final book with Julie and Ben as the main characters, but it won’t be the last book of the Holiday Love Series. Here are my publishing plans for the remainder of the year.

May 2018 Asphalt Cowboy’s Girl  Road Less Traveled Series book one

June 2018 Promise of Springtime Holiday Love Series book four. (Ben and Julie)

Late summer 2018  Title TBA Holiday Love Series Book five  (Tyler and Jackie)

Fall 2018  Title TBA Holiday Love Series book six  (Chris and Lindsay)

Veteran’s Day 2018  Title TBA Holiday Love series book 6.5 novella (Bo)

Winter 2018 Title TBA Holiday Love Series Book seven. novella (all characters) final book of series.

 

Tidings of Comfort and Joy (Holiday Love Book 1)
by Marie Savage
Link: http://a.co/bdWWO9p

 

 

 

 

 

My First Author Book Signing

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My bags are packed and in just a few hours I will be on the road to Biloxi MS.  I am fortunate it’s not too far away from my little peace of heaven of Hartford Alabama.

I will of course have paperback copies of all three of the Holiday Love series books as well as swag and fun stuff. I will also be participating in a scavenger hunt for a $50 Amazon gift card. You can definitely buy a lot of books with that. I also wanted to share you with that starting today Guarding Our Hearts ebook will be free on Amazon through the weekend. It’s my way of celebrating my first ever book signing as an author.

If you plan on attending, please drop by and say hi. You never know what I may do, I do love to give things away. Just FYI

https://www.facebook.com/bookinginbiloxi/

 

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Local Celebrity!

A few weeks ago I was asked if I wouldn’t mind giving an interview about being an author to my local newspaper. Mind? Are you kidding? I’m honored. The fact that someone thought I deserved a spotlight made me giddy as a fan girl meeting her celebrity crush.

Two years ago, when I decided to start taking my writing seriously and do the unthinkable…self- publish, I had no idea how far I would go with this dream. I was a dabbler and a fan girl. I loved going to book signings as a reader. I dreamed of one day having my own table and having my own fans come up and ask me to sign their book. My dream is now becoming my reality.

Three books are published now, two more are currently being worked on to publish late spring. I have many more stories in my head, waiting for their turn to be released into the world. I have my very first official book signing in March in Biloxi and this week I’m in the local paper.

As a self -published author, I still have so much to learn but I have many author friends willing to share their advice and give me encouragement. Whether I have many fans one day or just a few loyal ones, I will always remember to be humble. I was a reader before I was a writer. So I will enjoy my few seconds of fame, and then get back to work. There are stories out there, that are not going to write themselves.

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Guarding Our Hearts is Live!

It’s Live. Through the month of February I will be celebrating book three of my Holiday Love Series. Be sure to check my facebook pages for giveaways and takeovers that I will have. 

Two best friends. Two very different love stories.

Julie
I thought I found the man of my dreams, but Ben’s past has caught up with him and I’m no longer his number one priority. He said he loved me but the distance between us is much more than the 600 miles we’re apart. Now he’s shut me out of his life completely, leaving me picking up the pieces of my broken heart. That is until someone from my past shows up.
Tyler was my high school crush and my brother’s best friend. I thought he never knew I existed, but I was wrong. He has no ex-wife, no child, no secrets and he wants me. Is he the answer I’ve been waiting for?

Holly
I’m about to marry my first love, my hero, my Superman. Without him, I don’t think I could deal with all the stress of trying to plan our Valentine wedding. He’s always been there for me and now it’s my turn to be there for him. Mike is about to start a dangerous job, a police officer. While I’m proud of him, I have to put on a brave face. Can I do this? Am I strong enough to be a cop’s wife?

Available now  Amazon

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Guarding Our Hearts Release Update!

Happy February!!

I am so happy to start a new month and it’s a very special month, since the big 50 is coming next week. Hey it’s just a number, and I plan on celebrating.

I have decided to release Guarding Our Hearts, book three in the Holiday Love Series ONE WEEK EARLY!! 

New release date February 6

I will also have preorder available for …..$0.99

Make sure you join me on Facebook all this month while I celebrate!!!

Happy Reading!

Marie

 

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Cover Reveal

I am very excited to kick start my web page with a cover reveal of my third installment of my Holiday Love Series Guarding Our Hearts. This is my first “exclusive” cover and I am so excited to share it with you.

Guarding Our Hearts  releasing February 13, 2018

Two best friends. Two very different love stories.

Julie
I thought I found the man of my dreams, but Ben’s past has caught up with him and I’m no longer his number one priority. He said he loved me but the distance between us is much more than the 600 miles we’re apart. Now he’s shut me out of his life completely, leaving me picking up the pieces of my broken heart. That is until someone from my past shows up.
Tyler was my high school crush and my brother’s best friend. I thought he never knew I existed, but I was wrong. He has no ex-wife, no child, no secrets and he wants me. Is he the answer I’ve been waiting for?

Holly
I’m about to marry my first love, my hero, my Superman. Without him, I don’t think I could deal with all the stress of trying to plan our Valentine wedding. He’s always been there for me and now it’s my turn to be there for him. Mike is about to start a dangerous job, a police officer. While I’m proud of him, I have to put on a brave face. Can I do this? Am I strong enough to be a cop’s wife?

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