All posts by Marie Sexton

If You Liked _____, You Might Also Like _____.

I’ve had several people contact me lately to say, “I enjoyed [x] story. Have you written anything else like that?” So I thought I’d do a quick “If you liked X, you might like Y” post telling you what other books I think might match certain fan favorites. I’ve chosen these recommendations based on similar themes, and/or similar levels of kink (or lack thereof). 

Keep in mind, I’m only talking about my own books here, mostly because I don’t read romance, so I have no idea how to match my books up with other books out there in the broader literary world. 

Here’s what I cam up with. Enjoy. 🙂 

**

If you liked Coda (Promises, Strawberries for Dessert, etc.), you might also enjoy: Tucker Springs, Tales of the Curious Cookbook, Wrench Wars (you can find all those here). Also, Between Sinners and Saints, Family Man, Chapter Five and the Axe-Wielding Maniac.

 

If you liked One More Soldier, you might also enjoy: To Feel the Sun, Trailer Trash

 

If you liked Between Sinners and Saints, you might also enjoy: Family Man, Trailer Trash, Winter Oranges

 

If you liked Blind Space, you should check out: Song of Oestend, Saviours of OestendRoped In, One Man’s Trash, Release

 

If you liked Tucker Springs, you might like: Coda, Roped In, Wrench Wars

 

If you liked Cinder, check out: Winter Oranges, Damned If You Do

 

If you liked One Man’s Trash, you might enjoy: Release (published and A.M. Sexton), Roped In, Song of Oestend

 

If you liked The Well, try: Shotgun, Trailer Trash

MM Back to School Short Story Giveaway

I’m participating in the MM Back to School Short Story Giveaway, with over thirty other authors! Now, because I was a late arrival to the group, and because I write slow and short stories just aren’t my forte, I will unfortunately not have a NEW story to give away. But, you’ll be able to download Chapter 5 and the Axe-Wielding Maniac, along with stories from this amazing group of authors. So much yumminess, all in one place! The stories go live on Tuesday, August 28th. You can find them HERE.

Terms of Service is available today!

Terms of Service is available now! Haven’t read One Man’s Trash yet? You’re in luck. It’s free on Amazon from now until June 29th.

Dr. River McKay moved to Denver with his husband, Terrence, hoping to give their failing marriage a new start. A year later, Terrence is gone and River’s left brokenhearted. Now, he’s decided it’s time to get back in the game. A chance encounter at the hospital introduces him to Phil, a strong-willed pharmacist who isn’t impressed by River’s degree.

Phil can’t deny his attraction to River, but dating is out of the question. Phil only does one kind of relationship — domestic servitude, where he gives the orders and his partner obeys. To his surprise, River agrees — not because he likes the idea, but because anything’s better than being alone.

They know the arrangement won’t last. Phil’s set in his ways and incapable of showing affection outside the bedroom. River’s unused to obedience and still in love with his ex. But their time together will change them, making them question everything they thought they knew about control, respect, and love. When the unexpected threatens to tear them apart, they’ll be forced to choose between the comforts of the past and a future they can only find together.

BUY IT HERE

New Facebook Group

I’ve created a fan group on Facebook. I know, I’m a bit behind the times on this. I confess, Facebook scares the crap out of me. Over the years, it’s been the source of a great deal of anxiety. On the other hand, my writing cave is awfully lonely. I’ve decided to make more of an effort to socialize. So, if you’re interested, you can find the group here. It’ll mostly be dog pictures and random conversations, leaning toward the positive side of life — I’m allergic to drama and sick to death of negativity. There will also be occasional giveaways, including ARCs of all new releases. Hope to see you there!

Autism Awareness Blog Hop

Autism Fact:  Autism is a developmental disability. It’s a difference in how your brain works. Autistic people can have good mental health, or experience mental health problems, just like anyone else.

Welcome to RJ Scott’s Autism Awareness Blog Hop! Thanks for stopping by.

My instructions were simply to write my hopes and dreams for myself, my child, or humanity. I suppose my one big hope for humanity would be that we stop focusing on our differences and start focusing on what unites us. Judging other people and choosing to hate them simply because they are different from us is destructive, no matter what. Whether that person is “different” because they have autism, or because of their religion, or their race, or their political affiliation, they are still A PERSON. Rather than assuming the worst — assuming they’re stupid or evil or uneducated or “weird” — we need to start giving people the benefit of the doubt. We need to start focusing on what brings us together, not what drives us apart. We are all human. We are all struggling to stay sane and happy as we spin through the abyss on this giant rock. We all want to be heard, to be understood, and to be loved. We all care about our family, our friends, our community, and our world. So let’s stop trying to make every damn thing about us versus them. Let’s STOP assuming everybody who’s “different” in any way is automatically “them.” We are all part of “us.”

“WE ARE GROOT.”

So stop spreading hate, and start spreading a bit of love.

Now, for the general “please consider buying my books” plea: Terms of Service is now available for preorder HERE. Haven’t read book one yet? No worries. Here’s your chance. Leave a non-hateful comment, and you’ll be entered into a drawing to win two ebooks of your choice from my backlist. Winners will be chosen on Saturday, April 28.

Thanks for stopping by!!

 

Terms of Service Available for Preorder!

Terms of Service is now available for preorder. It’ll be released on June 25. Find it HERE.

 

Dr. River McKay moved to Denver with his husband, Terrence, hoping to give their failing marriage a new start. A year later, Terrence is gone and River’s left brokenhearted. Now, he’s decided it’s time to get back in the game. A chance encounter at the hospital introduces him to Phil, a strong-willed pharmacist who isn’t impressed by River’s degree.

Phil can’t deny his attraction to River, but dating is out of the question. Phil only does one kind of relationship — domestic servitude, where he gives the orders and his partner obeys. To his surprise, River agrees — not because he likes the idea, but because anything’s better than being alone.

They know the arrangement won’t last. Phil’s set in his ways and incapable of showing affection outside the bedroom. River’s unused to obedience and still in love with his ex. But their time together will change them, making them question everything they thought they knew about control, respect, and love. When the unexpected threatens to tear them apart, they’ll be forced to choose between the comforts of the past and a future they can only find together.

 

 

Terms of Service is Finished! (Sort of)

I’m thrilled to announce that I just wrapped up the first draft of Terms of Service. This book nearly killed me. I know, I say that every time, but this time was worse. I made it all the way to 56k late last year before trashing the entire thing and starting over. I’d originally planned to release it in February, but that clearly didn’t happen. Finally, the first draft is complete!

Now, that doesn’t mean the book is done. I have a lot of tweaking to do, but that’s fine. I can revise all damn day. But getting to this point — first draft complete, needing only a bit of polish — is a HUGE step for me. I totally want to celebrate.

Terms of Service will probably be about 123,000 words by the time I’m truly done fiddling with it. Although it’s part of the Heretic Doms Club series, it isn’t nearly as dark or gritty as One Man’s Trash was. Terms of Service will be released on June 25th. (Hallelujah!!) It’ll be available in audio right around that time as well. I’ll have a preorder link for the ebook ready very, very soon.

I have a couple of other announcements I’m sort of sitting on. Trying to decide on the right time to share those. I think another week or two. For now… here’s the blurb for Terms of Service. 🙂

Dr. River McKay moved to Denver with his husband, Terrence, hoping to give their failing marriage a new start. A year later, Terrence is gone and River’s left brokenhearted. Now, he’s decided it’s time to get back in the game. A chance encounter at the hospital introduces him to Phil, a strong-willed pharmacist who isn’t impressed by River’s degree.

Phil can’t deny his attraction to River, but dating is out of the question. Phil only does one kind of relationship — domestic servitude, where he gives the orders and his partner obeys. To his surprise, River agrees — not because he likes the idea, but because anything’s better than being alone.

They know the arrangement won’t last. Phil’s set in his ways and incapable of showing affection outside the bedroom. River’s unused to obedience and still in love with his ex. But their time together will change them, making them question everything they thought they knew about control, respect, and love. When the unexpected threatens to tear them apart, they’ll be forced to choose between the comforts of the past and a future they can only find together.

SALE!!

From now through the end of the year, all of my self-published titles at Smashwords are either FREE or reduced to $1. (That includes Damned If You Do in both English and Italian, this year’s release, The Well!)

FREE titles:

Cinder

Blind Space

Chapter Five and the Axe-Wielding Maniac

Apartment 14 and the Devil Next Door

One More Soldier

Damned If You Do

lo sia dannato

Release

Return

Books available for $1

Between Sinners and Saints

The Well