Finding Home Now Available!!!

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I’m so excited that Finding Home is available now. I love this story. Adaline and Rosienna are two characters I loved creating. They are both soulful, loving women who are scared, just like we all are in a way. Once they open up to Blake and Hayden they find the love they’ve always dreamed of, and they find home.

Here’s a short excerpt from the book. Of course, the book is available on Amazon and Barnes & Noble!

The hallway to the bathroom was small and long. Painted Subway green it felt even narrower than it was. The men’s bathroom was at the end of the hall with the women’s right before it. Hayden got about halfway down the hall when the women’s bathroom door opened. Rosienna and Adaline piled out.

Hayden had to rest his back flat against the wall to let the women pass. Adaline stepped past Hayden first, resting her hand on his chest gently as she passed him in the small hallway. She offered him a smile of gratitude and he nodded at her. Rosienna was on her heels, trying to brush past Hayden without touching him. Her arm grazed his tight abs and she gasped at the firmness of his rippled muscles. Her eyes flashed to his and she watched as his gaze heated up. Her stomach fluttered with awareness and desire.

Hayden’s body responded to her brief touch as he sucked in a breath. He saw the same need in Rosienna’s eyes that he felt in himself. It would be so easy to lean forward and seal his lips to hers, to press her against the wall and have his way with her. His lust ripped through his entire body as his eyes passed over her again.

In the car he forced himself to sleep to avoid looking at her. When he opened the door in the driveway he could tell she didn’t expect him there, but he was also instantly attracted to her all over again. When he climbed in the car he was glad for the cramped seat because it would restrict his blood flow and keep his body from responding to her tank top pulled tight over her large breasts. Her strong legs twisted around each other and he remembered the day he watched her run. Of course he pushed away the part about her running away from him.

Sleep was his only option when crammed next to her and ready to jump her. But now, he was wide awake, and so was his body. He moved closer to her, almost imperceptibly, but Rosienna noticed it. Her eyes grew wide and her tongue ran across her lips. She looked at his lips, wondering what it would feel like when he kissed her.

Rosienna and Hayden have some serious sexual tension, enough to choke on. Adaline and Blake are sweet and loving, but they have their own issues. Both couples make you fall in love with them, cheering right up until the end.

Pick up your copy today on Amazon or Barnes & Noble!

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Breathing For The First Time

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It’s been about a month since my second book came out and I’m thrilled so far. I loved writing this story and I hope you love it too.

Book Two of Love On Deck is about Brooke Jeffries. Brooke is in grad school and fell for her study partner, but he had a girlfriend. After a few months Tyler broke up with his college girlfriend. And a few months after that he asked Brooke out, finally.

Their first date is amazing. They connect, and they both know it. They have a great time together that ends up lasting through the morning when Brooke leaves for a spring break trip with her two best friends.

One the cruise she is relaxing and enjoying time with her friends. They get settled into their room before dinner, but when they head down for their first night in the dining hall Brooke finds Tyler with his arm around his ex, looking very comfortable.

Brooke spends the rest of the cruise avoiding Tyler and he spends it trying to get her to talk to him. When he finally tells her what is going on she has to decide if she’s willing to believe him.

The story doesn’t end there. They still have to face each other when they get back to school. And decide if what they have is strong enough to face the challenges of their relationship. Brooke learns to trust her heart and Tyler learns to do what’s best for him. Their love lets you believe anything is possible.

Brooke’s story will break your heart. You will fall in love with Brooke and Tyler and cheer for them every step of the way.

If you want to check it out, it’s available from Amazon and Barnes & Noble!

Let’s Review

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I’m so excited to announce I will be starting a review team. I’ve been working on getting everything together for the team and I’m so excited to actually be able to put it out there.

What this means is that you can sign up on my team and you will get FREE copies of my books. In exchange for your FREE book, I ask that you write a review of the book on Amazon, Barnes & Noble, iTunes (once they’re available there), and/or Goodreads.

The review team is going to be pretty laid back for now, but I’m still psyched about it. I want to share my work with you and I know I will get amazing feedback from you reading my books.

If you have any interest in joining the team, please send an e-mail to ReviewTeam@MaryEThompson.com with the subject “Join” to get the full guidelines. Requesting information does not mean you are signed up, so you still have the chance to say no if it isn’t going to suit you.

Thanks for checking this out and I look forward to seeing you on the Team!

In Front Of Me

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I’ve finally released my first fiction novel and I’m so excited!

In Front Of Me is about a woman fresh out of college who decides to follow her boyfriend and gets a job in his home town, and then learns he intended to break up with her before he went to grad school. So he could be free to have fun without being tied down.

Paige is heartbroken, but ready to stop feeling sorry for herself. She goes on vacation with her two best friends and is on the prowl, ready to get over her ex by getting under someone else.

On day one Paige finds a willing partner in Dante, the hot guy who steals her chair at the pool. Dante is more than happy to spend his time with the breathtaking woman who devoured him in the elevator then left before giving him her name. Oh, yeah, he’s ready.

Five days later Paige and Dante go their separate ways, but vow to not stay in touch. Neither is interested in a long distance relationship and not ready to torture themselves wishing things were different.

Dante returns to work, dreaming about Paige every day. Until she shows up one day, for her first day of work. The lovers are thrown into work side by side, and acting like they don’t know each other.

Paige is not ready to trust her heart again, and knows the passion they shared on the cruise won’t carry over into real life. Dante wants to give Paige exactly what she asked for, a fling and nothing more, but he fights every day to stop from touching her. Their chemistry is undeniable to everyone except them.

Can Paige get over her trust issues? Can Dante be the man she thought he was? And can they get past their exes and the trouble they stir up?

 

Buy In Front Of Me now on Amazon and Barnes & Noble!

Book Review Champagne and Lemon Drops

I want to share amazing books with you that I’ve read. If you’re reading this blog, I know you’re a reader. The only books I recommend here are ones I’ve read personally, and the reviews are my own. The author of the book did not have anything to do with this review.

Champagne and Lemon Drops

Champagne and Lemon Drops by Jean Oram is a story about a woman torn between two men and two sides of herself. Beth was content in her life, ready to be married to Oz, her best friend’s brother and man of her dreams as a young woman. Now, as Beth is planning the wedding, Oz is having second thoughts.

Oz decides to take a break from their relationship to evaluate his life. He wants something different than his accountant career and business passed on from his dad, and he wants to find it alone. Beth agrees to give him the space he’s asking for, knowing it’ll only be for a little while.

As the months pass, Beth becomes more upset that Oz seems to be sitting around drinking instead of finding himself and finds comfort in newcomer, Nash, someone who doesn’t have his own personal feelings wrapped up in Beth’s life, and who sees Beth as someone who can do a lot more with her life than be someone’s wife.

Beth finds herself falling for Nash, and wishing Oz the best in his future, even though it doesn’t appear to be with her. She also follows her dreams, chasing the career she wants, finding herself as Oz searches for himself.

In the end, Beth has to decide if her love is enough for Nash, or if it will save Oz. Where does her heart lead her, and which guy is really right for Beth?

I’m not giving away the ending, and I’m not going to tell you what she does. I found the book captivating. The opening chapter is set 13 months in the future, on Beth’s wedding day, but you don’t know who the groom is. Chapter two goes back to the beginning, showing how Oz and Beth drifted apart and how Nash and Beth drifted together.

Beth is a person you want to be friends with. She’s a kind woman, someone you know you could count on. I read the book, feeling like my best friend was going through all this. Beth is not a snotty character, or even one that you want to shake and say ‘you’re being ridiculous.’ No, Beth is someone you want to buy a cup of coffee and ask about her day.

I felt like she never had anyone to talk to. She was lost and confused and continued to get mixed signals and ideas from the people she cared about, and couldn’t ever get a straight answer. She’s a friend I would have loved to chat with to help straighten out her head, and help her realize where her heart lies before anyone got hurt.

In the end, I know Beth did the best thing for her. She finally managed to put it all together and decide what she wanted. I know real life doesn’t always end up that way, but that’s why I love reading. It gives you hope that maybe somewhere things are that simple.

If you want to pick up Champagne and Lemon Drops: A Blueberry Springs Chick Lit Contemporary Romance, it is currently FREE on Amazon! I would have happily paid for this book and I highly recommend you pick up your copy today! Even better news, a sequel will be out Fall 2013!

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