Monday, March 16, 2015

Moving on up....to well, just a different website...

I finally did it! I have a domain :)

I will no longer be blogging at this website, but I still love it--so much history and general insanity--so I will keep it up for posterity.

Come on over and find me at: http://authormaryframe.com/

I am still working on getting it all purty and set up, but that's where I'll be posting from here on out.

Love you all!

Mary


Wednesday, November 12, 2014

Stuff! Happenings! Mayhem! Onions!

Hey everyone!

It's been a busy year.

Yesterday, book two in the Imperfect Series--Imperfectly Criminal--was unleashed upon the world! Mayhem and madness ensued....well, not really. In actuality, a few people bought it AND it made it to #17 under Mystery>Women Sleuths in Amazon Canada! That's right. See: 





Love you Canadians!

So, releasing book one was nerve-wracking, but number two was worse (not that number two!). 

I am sooo nervous that people who enjoyed the first one, won't enjoy the second one quite as much. They are very different stories, very different characters. But I'm working on convincing myself of what I already know: I can't control how people react to my books, I can only write the best story that I can, and focus on moving forward. 

Speaking of moving forward, I've been killing myself trying to figure out what to do next. I might take a little mini-break to decompress from all the writing/editing fervor that's been happening in my (very limited) free time this year, and then I think I'm going to write a novella for this series and it will be Sam's story (Lucy's brother). 

Anyway, hope all you out there in the blog-o-sphere are having a wonderful hump day!

Thanks for reading! 

Oh and here's some links for Imperfectly Criminal :)









Friday, October 31, 2014

Book Sale! Get it while it's hot!

Good morning and Happy Halloween blog readers!

I have a few fun things to share with you guys today.

First, I got my edits back on Imperfectly Criminal and I am diligently working on getting it up and running and available for pre-order as soon as I can.

Second, Imperfect Chemistry is now available for only 99 cents!


You can download at Amazon

Or Barnes and Noble

Or Kobo

Or Smashwords

And probably a bunch of other places that Smashwords distributes, too. Hopefully the prices have updated everywhere! Some places might take longer to update than others.

Third, my beautiful friend and fellow Goat Posse member Darke Conteur has an excerpt from Imperfect Chemistry up at her blog! Go check it out by clicking here.

What is the Goat Posse, you ask? Well, we're a group of amazingly talented and really attractive writers who somehow found each other amongst the interwebs and became very good friends.

I think that's it for today!

Have a spooktacular Halloween everyone!






Tuesday, October 21, 2014

*GIVEAWAY* signed copies of Imperfectly Criminal!

Hello beautiful people!

In order to celebrate the release of Imperfectly Criminal next month, I am giving away signed copies!

The giveaway is through Goodreads (linky loo right here....click me, ohhh yeah you know you wanna...)

And I will also put a gadget doo-hickey immediately to your right.

Many will enter, only three will win, and those three will live in either the US, Canada or the UK.

Ends November 30th!

Good night, and good luck.

Mary

Sunday, October 12, 2014

Cover Reveal -- Imperfectly Criminal!!!

I am SO excited to share this cover with you!

For this book, I hired Sarah over at Sprinkles on Top Studios. You NEED to check out her work, all over her covers are amazing and I want all of them for myself! Plus, she is scary fast. She pulled this whole thing together in a matter of DAYS. If I could meet her in person, I would probably try to make out with her. It's a good thing she lives across the country.

This was a new experience for me, because we (Sarah and I) hand picked models and she did a whole custom cover shoot. She sent me all of her favorite shots, then we picked the cover shot based on those. I even got to keep a few of the photos to make teasers with! (which I have no idea how to do! But I will figure it out!!!)

I love these models, btw (even though every time I think of models, I immediately think of Zoolander) and let me tell you, they are more than just really, really, really good looking.

The cover models are Catie Chapman and Chase Riner--they are so sweet--we are now Facebook friends and they both insisted on reading Imperfect Chemistry and professed to enjoy it (I still never believe anyone when they say they liked it, though. I have problems).

So here it is!




Isn't it pretty? Don't you just love it so much you want to eat it and then regurgitate it and then eat it again? 





I'm still banking on November 11th for the release date for Imperfectly Criminal to be available to purchase.

It's pending review right now with some of my most trusted beta readers ("most trusted" is code for "I'm pretty sure they won't hate me even after reading my drivel"), and then I will need to edit based on feedback and click the publish button!

I will also be running a special promotional price for the month of release (November) for both Imperfect Chemistry and Imperfectly Criminal, so stay tuned!


Saturday, September 20, 2014

Book Review!! Chad's Chase by S. Ann Cole


**ARC received in exchange for an honest review**

Chad's Chase is definitely not your typical romance. If you want something light and sweet, run the other way. If you want something intense, brutal, and action-packed that pulls you in and won't let you go, this is the book for you.

Jhay Byrd is not your typical heroine. She's a trained assassin with a seriously effed up past.

Chadrick Niiveux is also an assassin, one who ruined Jhay's life, and now she's out to get him for revenge, and to obtain her own freedom.

Their romance is extreme and severe, and at times their feelings for each other swing from crazy passionate to crazy hatred. I really loved the whole thing, read it in one sitting. If you're looking for a hot, steamy thrill ride, and you're willing to suspend disbelief--you need to read this book.

About the book:



He wants to claim her, possess her, rename her. 

But she has a different agenda... 


JHAY BYRD 

Chadrick needs to die. 
I’m ruined. My life is ruined. Because of him. 
Soulless, heartless, unremorseful, he took everything from me. 
Everything. 
Now, I’m after his soul. 
And no, I will not allow his good looks, suave style, or panty-incinerating body to distract or dissuade me. 
Nor will I allow his deadly dark eyes to scare me. 
Unlike everyone else, I’m not afraid of him. 
The. Chase. Is. On. 

CHADRICK NIIVEUX 

Jhay needs saving. 
I’ve ruined her life. She’s lost, roaming the darkness all on her own, because of me. 
Bitter, impulsive, seething with revenge, she thinks she hates me. Thinks she wants me dead. 
I know I should kill her. Kill or be killed, right? 
Except, I can’t. 
I’m shot down. Infatuated. 
I’ve always been. 
And while she’s after my life, I’m after her heart. 
The. Chase. Is. On 


Available now!! Buy on Amazon

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Tuesday, September 2, 2014

I WANT YOU! to help me pick a title because I'm a moron...




Hey everyone!

I need help picking a title for my next novel (book two in the Imperfect Series, see the "My Books" tab above for more info).

The novel is a New Adult Romantic Comedy with a bit of a murder/mystery thrown into the mix. I have been trying to come up with a title that has the word Imperfect in there somewhere, plus embodies the idea of romance/mystery/legal type stuff.

I had originally titled it Imperfectly Legal, but after much contemplation and forehead slapping, I realized Imperfectly Legal sounds way to much like Barely Legal. *head desk*

I can't decide what to change the title to, so I made a poll. Please consider voting for your favorite below, or if you have a title that's not listed, leave a comment! I will love you forever!

Here's a brief synopsis to give you a feelsky:

Freya Morgan thought it would be a great idea to hire the bad boy on campus to beat up her douchebag ex-boyfriend after he cheated and treated her like crap. Fast forward a few months, and nothing she’s done has helped her get over the scars left behind by her ex. Not the paid beating, not the string of sucky dates, nothing.

Dean Collins is in trouble, and it’s all Freya’s fault. After all, she started the trend of all the ladies on campus paying him to do their dirty work. But now, two of the boys he was hired to beat up are dead, and he’s the only connection.

When Freya agrees to help him find the real killer, she discovers that this bad boy isn’t so bad, after all. And getting involved with him means more than finding a killer, it means potentially losing her life…and her heart.




What should the new title be?
Legally Imperfect
Imperfectly Criminal
Imperfectly Dangerous
Other (Comment below!)
Poll Maker