Tag Archives: Marie Sexton

Fear, Hope and Bread Pudding

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FearHopeAndBreadPuddingTitle and Link: Fear, Hope and Bread Pudding
Author: Marie Sexton
Cover Artist: Anne Cain
Publisher URL: Dreamspinner Press
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Genre: Contemporary M/M
Length: Novella/140 PDF pages
Rating: 4.75 stars out of 5

Review Summary: At last Cole and Jon become a family.

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Never A Hero (A Tucker Springs Novel)

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NeverAHero_500x750Title and Link: Never A Hero
Author: Marie Sexton
Cover Artist: L.C. Chase
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Genre: Contemporary M/M
Length: Novel/174 PDF pages
Rating: 4.5 stars out of 5

Review Summary: Nick was a modern day hero including the Superman cape, but he would need his own hero in the person of Owen, a most unlikely superhero.

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Family Man

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FamilyMan72lgTitle & buy link: Family Man
Author: Heidi Cullinan and Marie Sexton
Cover Artist: Angela Waters
Publisher: Samhain
Genre: M/M contemporary
Length: Novel (262 pages)
Rating: 4.25 stars out of 5

A guest review by Leslie S

Review summary: An enjoyable and moving story about family, second chances, and learning to trust.

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Second Hand: A Tucker Springs Novel

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Title and Link: Second Hand
Author: Marie Sexton, Heidi Cullinan
Cover Artist : L.C. Chase
Publisher URL: Riptide Publishing
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Genre: Contemporary M/M
Length: Novel/177 PDF pages/50K words
Rating: 5 stars out of 5, DIK

Review Summary: Awesome!

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Forget Sweethearts and find a Bunker Buddy by Marie Sexton and Heidi Cullinan

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The Partner Writers Really Need 

When Marie answered Heidi’s call for authors to join her at Des Moines Pride in 2010, neither one of us had any idea this would start a chain reaction leading to an ten-day road trip, a naughty blog, and in short an epic partnership. We’re fond of saying, “We’re Thelma and Louise, except we’re not going over any cliffs.” At GayRomLit 2011 we took to calling each other “wife.” Whatever we are and however we got here, we’re bunker buddies now. And we highly recommend you find one of your own.

The term “bunker buddy” is better than “BFF” or the other usuals for us because sometimes this genre feels like a war zone, and it’s all about having someone in your trench. “Writing partner” is a term that gets tossed around a lot, but that implies writing together, which we don’t do, outside a project we’re working on for fun. While we’ve been each other’s critique partner, we aren’t always, and even when we’re looking at each other’s work, we’re still more of a BB than a CP for each other. A bunker buddy is the one who has your back. The one who will lie to you or tell the truth to you and knows when each is appropriate. They don’t have to be local (though you’ll wish they were), but they’re excellent travelling companions. Forget writing software: the bunker buddy is the writing “tool” neither of us wants to live without.

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Cinder

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Title and Link: Cinder
Author: Marie Sexton
Cover Artist: Reese Dante
Publisher URL: Silver Publishing
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Genre: Fantasy
Length: novella/133 pp/27.2K words
Rating: 4.25 stars out of 5

Review Summary: A different and unusual take on an old fable which brought it to life once more and reminded me why this book was and still is so loved.

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Blind Space

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Title and Link: Blind Space
Author: Marie Sexton
Cover Artist: Reese Dante
Publisher URL: Silver Publishing
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Genre: Science fiction M/M
Length: Novel/206 PDF Pages/42.2K words
Rating: 4.5 stars out of 5

Review Summary: A caper involving space pirates that was more romantic than I expected but I would have liked a little more action in space.

 

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Song of Oestend

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Title: Song of Oestend
Author: Marie Sexton
Publisher: Total e-bound
Amazon Buy Link: N/A
Genre: Paranormal/Gay Romance
Length: Superplus novel (120K words)
Rating: 4.5 out of 5 stars

A guest review by Sirius

Summary: I really enjoyed the developments in this paranormal gay romance set in an AU reality between two complex, interesting characters, but wished for some of the world-building to be more detailed.

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Between Sinners and Saints

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Title and Link: Between Sinners and Saints
Author: Marie Sexton
Cover Artist: Trace Edward Zaber
Publisher URL: Amber Allure
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Genre: Contemporary M/M, Diverse
Length: Extended novel/98K Words/276 PDF pages
Rating: 5+ stars, DIK

Review Summary: Engrossing and incredibly moving!

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Journeys by Marie Sexton

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I’ve been thinking a lot lately about stories, and about journeys, and about how really, they’re exactly the same thing. What is a book if not a journey of the mind? And in stories and journeys, as in all things, different people prefer different things.

When I was in high school, my friend Jon and I spent a stupid amount of time in his car, driving. Just driving. It didn’t matter where. Whether we went west into the mountains, or east into the farmlands, we were always sure there something we needed to see just around the next bend. If given a choice between a paved highway and a dirt road, we’d take the dirt road every time (even though it had to be hell on his old Mustang). Some of our friends didn’t get it. What was the point of driving around aimlessly? They wanted to know where we were going. After all, what was the point of driving if you weren’t going to actually get anywhere?

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Marie Sexton Interview

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Marie Sexton, author, is our guest today.

Many of you know Marie from her Coda series: Promises, A to Z, The Letter Z, and my personal favourite in this series Strawberries for Dessert. Her Valentine’s Day ‘short’ Putting Out Fires is part of this series. Paris A to Z, the third instalment in Zach’s and Angelo’s story and sequel to The Letter Z will be released today. This story is about old lovers facing each other and putting the past behind them as they attend Jon’s and Cole’s wedding in Paris with all its complications.

Marie has written another wonderful book that I reviewed recently, One More Soldier, that showed a different side and depth to her writing.

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Hi Marie and thank you for agreeing to be interviewed on the site. You have many fans here and I’m sure they can’t wait to talk to you.

Since this is your first visit could you give us the short version of Marie the person and Marie the writer?

Oh! I like that you distinguish between those two people. Marie the writer is sophisticated and funny and sarcastic and outgoing and has all kinds of fun. She’s also slightly neurotic.

Marie the real person is introverted, insecure, a total slob, and also slightly neurotic (the one thing she has in common with that OTHER Marie). She gets absolutely sick to her stomach when she accidentally offends people and spends most of her time worrying about what to make for dinner.

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Paris A to Z

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Title: Paris A to Z (Coda #6)
Author: Marie Sexton
Cover Artist: Anne Cain
Publisher: Dreamspinner Press
Genre: Contemporary M/M
Length: Novella (106 pages; word count unlisted)
Rating: 5+ out of 5 stars, DIK

A guest review by Buda

Summary Review: Possibly the last installment in the series has all three of the couples together in a hilarious and heartrending book that might have been subtitled The Guys Grow Up.

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Interview with Marie Sexton

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Marie Sexton, author, will be interviewed here on Wednesday, April 6. Many of you know Marie from her Coda series: Promises, A to Z, The Letter Z, and my personal favourite in this series Strawberries for Dessert.  Her Valentine’s Day ‘short’ Putting Out Fires is part of the Coda series

Marie has written other wonderful books including one that I reviewed recently One More Soldier.

Paris A to Z, the third installment in Zach’s and Angelo’s story will be released on April 6, the same day of the interview. Isn’t that great timing? lol

With such a wonderful collection of stories I was really lucky that Marie agreed to be interviewed on the site.  I know she has many fans here and I will be sending out the questions on March 13 so if you have any questions please leave them in the comments by March 12. Thanks guys. :my2cents:

Putting Out Fires

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Title & URL: Putting Out Fires (Coda #5)
Author: Marie Sexton
Publisher: Dreamspinner Press
Genre: Contemporary M/M, Valentine’s Day

Length: Short Story (36 pages)
Rating: 5+ of 5 stars, DIK


A guest review by Buda

Summary Review: Matt and Jared from Promises are back in this highly entertaining, emotional (in a very guy sort of way) short story that is absolutely not to be missed.

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One More Soldier

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Title and Link: One More Soldier
Author: Marie Sexton
Publisher URL: Silver Publishing
Genre: Historical  M/M, 1960′s
Length: Novella (16,320 words 69 PDF pages)
Rating: 5+ stars out of 5, DIK

 

 *This review contains what might be considered spoilers*

 Summary Review: A powerful love story that broke my heart but made me incredibly grateful to the author.       

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