Hi! To start off, please tell us your name, where you’re from, and what you write.
My name is Mary Dean. I am from Orange County, California. I write paranormal, romance, fantasy.
How did you become an author? Please share a bit of your journey with us.
I have always loved to write. As a kid it was story board comics. As I got older and started to read more I had stories in my head that I felt just needed to be on paper. Writing has always been a big hobby of mine. It wasn't until a friend of mine read my work and encouraged me to publish that I really started to believe in my writing.
What are you working on now? Do you have a recent or upcoming release?
I have the second book in my Cliffhaven Coven Series called The Fire Within releasing on 9/19/19. Then I have another book that is part of young adult series called Awakening Academy with my publisher. My book is called Bloomed and that is due out in October. I am working on a new adult book in a different young adult paranormal series with my publisher. That series is called Coven Queens.
What kind of research do you do when you set out to write a new book?
Most of my books are full of my own personal experience. I do a lot of research online and also stories from friends.
What/who do you like to read and do you have a favorite genre/author?
I like to read everything. My tastes run from romance to mystery to horror to drama. If it's good I'll read it. My favorite genre is paranormal with some romance. My favorite author is Stephanie Nichole.
Who is a person you greatly admire and why?
That would be my husband. He is a hard working man who puts his family first. He believes in me and is a huge support. I just did my first signing as an author and he was the best PA ever. I am lucky to have him as my cheerleader.
Please tell us your favorite holiday and why.
I am a Halloween fanatic. I love anything horror themed. The spookier the better.
Please share one piece of advice to aspiring authors - what do you wish someone would have told you?
Write. Don't question it. Edit later. Just get it all out. And don't write to impress others or don't others opinions hold you back. Write for you.
City, suburb, or small-town?
Small beach town.
Dark chocolate, light chocolate, or white chocolate?
Alpha, beta, or both?
Wine, whiskey or punch?
Hot dogs, hamburgers, or tacos?
Boxers, briefs, or commando?
Cowboy boots, biker boots, or flip-flops?
Leather, lace, or silk?
Cake, cookies, or crumpets?
Top, bottom, or against the wall?
Against The Wave.
Biceps, abs, or buns?
Biceps. Can I add back muscles?
Cats, dogs, or exotics?
Any last words before we say goodbye?
Thank you so much for taking the time to read this. I love to meet other readers. Every review I receive I appreciate fully. Follow me on social media. Let's be friends. :)
The Secrets Within
March 27, 2019
Paranormal ~ Witches & Wizards ~ Urban Fantasy
Alex Heart wakes up one morning to have her entire world turned upside down.
Announcing they are going on a trip without her father, Alex's mom swiftly takes Alex away from her home and the boy she has loved all her life, Nix.
With this sudden news of Alex leaving, Nix does something he has been wanting to do for years-- he kisses her. Realizing now is her chance with her crush across the street, Alex vows to tell Nix about her feelings when they return from their trip.
Only, this isn't a vacation. It turns out Alex is on the run with her mother. But she has no idea from who. Now, she learns that she is a magic being! Finding herself back in her hometown of Cliffhaven, the journey to discovering who she really is begins and also a romance with the boy, who is a man now.
But he has his own demons and he can't forgive himself for the man he became as he grieved her. But Alex refuses to accept that he isn't good for her. As they reconnect, Alex falls for an evil plan and her life is in danger. As her family tries to save her, secrets and truths are revealed and the happily ever after for so many seems like it may or may not be obtainable.
With heartbreak, mystery, and betrayal around every corner, Alex must fight for her life...and those she loves.
More About Mary
Mary Dean is a wife, step mother, blogger and author from Orange County, California. She has been a bookworm since she learned to read at a young age. Her life long dream was to share her stories and enjoy them with others as she is also a fan of so many authors. When she is writing she can be found with her nose in a book, enjoying time with her family and friends, trying to stay active, watching a movie or rocking out to music preferably a live concert. She is also a blogger for Rabid Readers Book Blog. She loves to interact with other reading fans.
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