Saturday, June 21, 2014

Release of Clean Edit Editions

Coming from a fairly conservative background, I have several friends and family who prefer not to read books with 'adult content' in them. So, I am working on releasing 'Clean Edits' of each of my books, catering to more conservative readers. These editions will still contain adult themes, but the content will be censored to a PG-13 level. The original versions will continue to be available, but readers will have the freedom to choose the edition they prefer. Books with modified content can be distinguished by the opaque, white 'CLEAN EDIT' banner.

The Clean Edit edition of Fall of Darkness is available now:
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Thursday, June 19, 2014

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Thursday, March 20, 2014

Ace of Spades is available NOW

My standalone contemporary romance is available on Amazon, B&, and Smashwords. I am so in love with this story and its characters. I hope readers love them half as much as I do. Check it out:


The stakes are high and the cards are about to fall…


Reckless, bad boy rocker Jackson “Black Jack” Blackner has everything a man could want, yet he hides from the pain of his past behind sex and drugs. Lost in a downward spiral, he reaches out to the only person who ever truly cared about him, the childhood friend he pushed away.


Promising businesswoman Melody Davis follows all the rules. Until Jackson crashes back into her life and turns her straight-laced world upside down. Dragged into his world of self-destructive indulgence, Melody must fight to save the boy she knew from the man he has become.

Saturday, March 8, 2014

Ace of Spades Cover Reveal

Coming March 20th! Ace of Spades...

The stakes are high and the cards are about to fall…
Reckless, bad boy rocker Jackson “Black Jack” Blackner has everything a man could want, yet he hides from the pain of his past behind sex and drugs. Lost in a downward spiral, he reaches out to the only person who ever truly cared about him, the childhood friend he pushed away.

Promising businesswoman Melody Davis follows all the rules. Until Jackson crashes back into her life and turns her straight-laced world upside down. Dragged into his world of self-destructive indulgence, Melody must fight to save the boy she knew from the man he has become.

Monday, February 24, 2014

Maureen Mayer's Unforeseen Heartbeat Release Blitz

Unforeseen Heartbeat  by Maureen Mayer


Title: Unforeseen Heartbeat (Second Chances #2)

Author: Maureen Mayer

Genre: New Adult Romance

Release Date: February 24, 2014


Synopsis for Unforeseen Heartbeat:


Used… Broken… Confused…


It only took one drunken mistake four years ago for Maddie Harrington to learn that when you fully give yourself over to a man, you should never expect anything in return. Since that night, her views on love have become distorted, believing men would only want her for the pleasure her body could bring them. She in turn finds herself hooking up with random guys but never keeps them around long enough to see if there could possibly be something more.


That is…until Hunter Bryant enters the picture.


When the handsome pre-med student shows up in the right place at the right time, captivating her with his stormy gaze, she immediately pushes him away, thinking he’s no different than any other guy. The deeper Hunter delves into her life, trying to break through her iron-clad walls, the more she begins to question whether she is truly capable of opening her heart up to another man. 


Maddie soon finds herself forced to make a difficult decision, one that will forever change both of their lives. Will she shut Hunter out of her life for good, or will she finally open up her heart and allow herself the life she never dreamed she deserved?



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Author Bio:


Maureen Mayer was born, raised and currently resides in Buffalo, NY with her loving and supportive family and boyfriend of 9+ years. She’s always had a love for the outdoors, and when the city isn’t buried under snow, she can be found hiking, fishing, camping or lying on the beach. She’s a sucker for off-color humor, but holds a sweet spot for sick and twisted horror films. When she’s not writing, you can find her curled up in bed with her kindle, diving into a steamy romance novel and falling in love with the latest book boyfriend.






So Happy I Could Die – Lady Gaga

Should Have Known Better – Hinder

Demons – Imagine Dragons

Don’t be Afraid – Green River Ordinance

Let Love In – The Goo Goo Dolls

Ready To Love Again – Lady Antebellum

The Only Exception – Paramore

Only You’re The One – Lifehouse

Changed By You – Between The Trees

Bloodstream – Stateless

Every Night – Imagine Dragons

Dick in a Box – The Lonely Island Ft. Justine Timberlake

The Other Side – Jason Derulo

She Will Be Loved – Maroon 5

Perfect – Burn Season

Wanted – Hunter Hayes

Unconditionally – Katy Perry

Best I Ever Had (Grey Sky Morning) – Vertical Horizon

Hesitate – Stone Sour

Take Your Time – Cary Brothers

What If – SafetySuit

Daylight – Maroon 5

Can’t Forget You – My Darkest Days

Small Bump – Ed Sheeran

Iris – The Goo Goo Dolls

Everything Has Changed – Taylor Swift Ft. Ed Sheeran

Makes Me Hold On To You – Griffin Peterson

Love Song - 311


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Other books by Maureen Mayer: Relinquishing Liberty (Second Chances #1)
*Relinquishing Liberty will be on sale for $0.99 from 2/23 - 3/8*

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Friday, February 14, 2014

Re-Release of Bring Me Back by Taryn Plendl

Re-Release of~Bring Me Back, by Taryn Plendl Hosted By Book Addicts One Stop PR Shop

Author Bio:

Taryn discovered her love for books at an early age, spending many hours lost in someone else's story.

It wasn't until well into adult hood that she discovered, late at night while the house was quiet, that she had just as many stories inside her just waiting to be let out. Writing has been a way for her to step away from reality and live a bit through her fun and sometimes damaged characters. You will almost always find a Happy Ever After at the end of her stories. She can't help it, it's an addiction.

She's a Southwestern girl living a Mid-Atlantic life with her husband of seventeen years and two incredible daughters who inspire her daily. She is proud to be an advocate for her child with autism, and feels incredibly blessed to be able to see the world through her eyes. Her daughters teach her more than she could ever teach them.

She enjoys reading, writing and spending time with her family, but cherishes those quiet nights after everyone is asleep when she can curl up on the couch with her fifteen year old dog. (Shh, don't tell...He's not supposed to be on the couch.)
Keep an eye out for more from her!


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Book Synopsis:
Ally Mitchell is haunted by a past filled with the memories from one horrific night when her family was destroyed forever leaving her broken, shattered and alone.

Ian Rhodes is running from a broken heart derived from a tragic loss that he doesn’t know how to move past. Having no idea how to cope, he buys a small mountain home, determined to isolate himself from everyone he’s ever loved.

When Ally finds herself in need of help for the first time since moving to her secluded mountain home, she has no choice but to turn to her new neighbor, Ian. Together, Ally and Ian are forced to face their own fears in order to get them through the next few weeks while Ally heals, but what they never planned on was the deep feelings they would develop for each other
Are their new found feelings enough to bring them back from the pain of their pasts? Bring Me Back is a story of two very broken people who struggle through tragedy to learn to depend on each other, trust and love again.
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Sunday, February 9, 2014


Music is such a big part of writing for me and I've been meaning to share a little about the music that inspires me. So, I'm making these lists in retrospect and they are far from complete, but here are a few of the songs I listened to while I wrote...

Fall of Darkness:
1- Almost Lover, A Fine Frenzy
2- Stricken, Disturbed
3- Stay, Rihanna
4- Solo Por Ti, Josh Groban
5- Down With the Sickness, Disturbed
6- She Dances, Josh Groban
7- Too Close, Alex Clare
8- Paralyzer, Finger Eleven
9- Take a Bow, Rihanna
10- Young and Beautiful, Lana Del Rey
11- Wake Me Up Inside, Evanescence
12- My Immortal, Evanescence

Dark Redemption:
1- Demons, Imagine Dragons
2- Dance With the Devil, Breaking Benjamin
3- Gravity, Sara Bareilles
4- I Will Not Bow, Breaking Benjamin
5- Give Me a Sign, Breaking Benjamin
6- La Vie En Rose, Edith Piaf
7- Iris, Goo Goo Dolls
8- The Monster, Eminem & Rihanna

Come Back to Me
1- To Make You Feel My Love, Garth Brooks
2- Still Holding Out For You, SheDaisy
3- Just a Dream, Carrie Underwood

Ace of Spades
1- Rock Star, Nickelback
2- Let Her Go, Passenger
3- Say Something, A Great Big World & Christina Aquilera
4- Patient Love, Passenger
5- Under the Bridge, Red Hot Chili Peppers
6- Story of My Life, One Direction
7- Harder to Breathe, Maroon 5
8- Turn the Page, Metallica
9- All of Me, John Legend
10- Crystal Ball, Pink
11- Black Hole Sun, Soundgarden
12- I Can Feel It Coming Back Again, Pearl Jam

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I would love any help y'all are willing to give. :) Thanks!

Friday, January 24, 2014

Dark Redemption Releases Tomorrow

I'm pleased to announce that Dark Redemption will be available at Amazon and Barnes & tomorrow.
One woman, torn between warring halves of a shattered psyche. Two men, determined to possess her. An enmity so deep, it has the power to destroy. In a world of passion, heartbreak, and revenge, boundaries will be crossed, but one question remains. How far will each go for redemption? 

 As prophesied heiress to the Cacciatori vampire dynasty, Kate Murdock is destined to free her kind from the curse of darkness. But Kate wants no part of her dark heritage. Her resistance to the darkness within divides her consciousness, the two halves of her mind battling for control. Kate wants nothing more than to redeem herself of past transgressions and to build a life with the man she loves. But the demon within her grows stronger everyday--- and she’s out for blood.

Werewolf Dominic Ridolfi is an exiled traitor, disavowed for his love of the vampire heiress. Though hunted by vampires and werewolves alike, Dominic and Kate carve out a life together on the run. Dominic will stop at nothing to protect his mate from their world, but remains powerless to protect her from the darkness within. Will his love for the Cacciatori heiress be enough to redeem their souls? Or will darkness consume them both?

Captain of the vampire royal guard, Alexander Ambrogio, had the world at his feet and the Cacciatori heiress on his arm. Until one misjudgment took it all away. Renounced for his failure to protect his charge, Alexander is offered a final chance for redemption--- return the missing heiress alive and all will be forgiven. His resolve to restore Kate to her rightful place is surpassed only by his hunger for vengeance against the werewolf who stole her.

Redemption is coming…

Sunday, January 12, 2014

Dori Lavelle's Entangled Moments Blog Tour Stop

Welcome to my stop for the Entangled Moments blog tour,
organized by Grapevine Book Tours.

The Book:

Title: Entangled Moments
Author: Dori Lavelle
Series: Moments in Time #1
Publication: December 31st, 2014
Category: Adult
Genre: Contemporary Romance | Novella
A deadly accident can take a life in more than one way.
Four years ago, Carlene Adams made a deadly mistake. A tragic accident derailed the future she'd hoped for, taking the life of the man she'd planned to spend forever with.
As a self-imposed penance for her solitary sin, Carlene has given up on every dream she ever had. She has committed to spend every remaining moment trying to make up for that one instance when everything changed.
Then she gets a second chance.
When Carlene meets Nick Johnson, the single kiss they share awakens the desires she shoved aside for so long. Suddenly she wants more than what she believe she deserves. Will she ever see him again? And if she does, what will that mean for her?
A thing of fate.
Leaving the life she built on regret, Carlene waits for fate to intervene. But just as she begins to believe in a fresh start, she's forced to realize a horrible truth—one with the power to send her second chance crashing before it even takes off.
Nick isn't who she thought he was. She isn't the girl he believed her to be, either. Their lives were intertwined even before they met, and if Carlene tells him the truth, she’ll risk tearing them apart—for good.
** Due to sexual content, this book is not intended for readers under the age of 18. **
** Entangled Moments is currently only 99 cents on Amazon, B&N, and Smashwords! **

The Author:


Dori Lavelle is a mother, wife, and lover of happy endings and mint chocolate. She thinks love and chocolate make such a perfect pair. Give her a great romance novel and a mug of hot chocolate and she'd be one happy woman. Don't forget to leave behind a couch with lots of cushions. And maybe light the fireplace?

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Tuesday, January 7, 2014

Lia Fairchild's Circle in the Sand Release Day Blitz


Title: Circle in the Sand

Author: Lia Fairchild
Release Date:  January 7, 2014 
Four life-long friends bound by two decades of laughter, love, promises, and secrets. Once inseparable, the four grow into independent adults pursuing very different paths.

Sage, raised by career-driven parents, follows a carefully laid out future of success that leaves her wondering what she’s missed out on.

Emily, the college drop-out, now has three children that have become her whole life. She's slowly lost herself, subconsciously seeking dangerous ways to cope. Can she find herself in time?

Jax always lived on the edge, skating through life with no apparent ambition, yet remained the energy and emotional cement of the group. She longs for her friends to accept her without trying to fix her.

Ned, Emily’s twin brother, yearns to stand up and be counted. But his old loyalties and new feelings for one of the girls has him pulled in different directions.

Will the ties that held them together as kids be strong enough for them as adults? These four friends will discover the true meaning of friendship and unveil truths about themselves they never knew existed.
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I’ve been creating stories my whole life, but only for me, in my own head. Then one day I sat down and started to write a book. I completed my first novel, In Search of Lucy, in February of 2011. Seven months later, AmazonEncore contacted me about representing my book. It’s currently in the top 10 for Kindle Drama.

My second full-length novel, Vigil Annie, was released on Amazon in December of 2012! One reviewer called this thriller “suspenseful, well-crafted, and fast paced.”

I recently completed my first romantic comedy, The Tech Guy, now available on Amazon.

My other works include a mystery series (A Hint of Murder) and a short, sweet romance (Special Delivery).

I was born and raised in Southern California and hold a bachelor’s degree in journalism and a multiple subject teaching credential. I’m a wife and mother of two teenagers.

Look for updates on me and my books at the links below.