Friday, July 29, 2011

Cowboys & Aliens: A Movie Review

Cowboys & Aliens Grade=A
Starring Daniel Craig, Harrison Ford
Directed by Jon Favreau

No spoilers, just a slightly biased opinion of the movie in general. You already know, just by the title, the movie is about aliens and cowboys. Plot. Check. And man, is this my kind of movie.

But there's so much more to this picture than action and CGI, though don't get me wrong, the aliens are very cool. Harrison Ford and Daniel Craig lead an all-star cast of recognizable actors in this film that is so much more than cowboys and aliens.

There's character depth, and Ford is terrific as a hard-*ssed father and rancher. Craig is a mystery. Who is he? How did he end up with that thing on his arm? Why does the law seem so interested in him?

Direction (by Favreau) was terrific. Set design and graphics were killer. The dialogue and plot original and fun. This is a summer blockbuster that's perfect for the teen or adult to watch. It might be a bit scary for younger viewers, though. (I won't be taking my 7 and 6 year old to see it.)

And yes, I saw the movie at 12:02 AM, opening night, along with a predominantly male audience. And my mother. It was one hell of a ride, just pure fun. I highly recommend this movie to anyone who like action, character, cowboys, and aliens. The movie gets an A from me.

Tuesday, July 26, 2011

An Update

Sorry I've been so behind on posting. Between one thing and another, I've been looking like this guy to the left. Yep, sour puss and all. haha

I'm moving soon, and I've been going crazy looking at houses and figuring finances, best schools, and what will fit my family, all while working my tush off to finish a story.

Good news: I may have found a house.
Great news: I finished Grayson's Gamble!

Now I'm just editing and reediting. Some polishing, more polishing. And then I'll send it off to my editor. So as least I have that going for me. I really like this new story, which tells Grayson Belle's tale. Gray is Ava's brother, the heroine from Gunnar's Game. So technically, this is part of the Dawn Endeavor series for Loose Id. But if you've never read a Circ book before, you'll still understand this one.

I'll post an excerpt, Wednesday. Now I'm off to bed. Yeah, West Coast time. Still taking me a while to get used to being three hours behind my usual clock.

Thursday, July 21, 2011


Congrats to Tania C. of Australia who's won 5 ebooks. Thanks to all of you international readers who entered, and look towards a new contest coming in the fall to celebrate the new school year--and more writing time for me. :)

Last Chance Contest

This is your last chance to enter if you're a reader outside the U.S. Simply follow the instructions here and enter to win 5 free ebooks from my backlist.

Contest ends tonight! Good luck.

Wednesday, July 20, 2011


Talson's Match is now available from Ellora's Cave!

Romy is the last of four brothers to find a mate, and he's in no hurry to do so. He has enough problems controlling the powers surging with him. So when he's offered the chance to escape his meddling relatives, he jumps at it. But his mission to clean up some family business on Earth isn't what he'd expected. Because there he sees the woman in his dreams, a supposed human with Otra eyes. She may not know it, but she's in Selection -- female heat. And she's his.

To read more, click here.

Thursday, July 14, 2011

International Contest--Win 5 Books!

I'm not sure what happened, as this was supposed to post yesterday, but I don't doubt I could have mistakenly input the date of it. (I've been pre-posting the night before.) Sooooo, without further ado, the contest for international readers...

What do do=If you're a reader NOT living in the United States, to enter, just send a message to, subject line, EBOOK CONTEST. In it, put where you live (again, this contest is just for non-US residents, since the print contest I held throughout June was for US residents) and a valid email address to accept a prize. If you don't provide the info, you're not entered in the contest.

The prize= 5 of my backlist in ebook format--your choice of books. The winner will get to select what she/he would like from my bookpage on my website.

Deadline=The winner will be randomly drawn July 21st, at 10PM PST. Good luck!

Wednesday, July 13, 2011

5 Star Review for RetroCog

5 Star Review from Just Erotic Romance Reviews. Check it out!

Title: RetroCog (A Power Up! Story)
Author: Marie Harte
Publisher: Loose Id
Review: Stefani Clayton
Rating: 5 Stars
Heat Level: O

Noah First is psychic and until recently he was part of the governmental agency Psychic Warfare Program. Unfortunately, now that the program has been dismissed, he’s found himself working in the private sector. His latest job is to find a missing painting that has been stolen. Noah thinks it is an easy job until he tracks the missing art to a town that features an ex-bordello and a woman he can’t get out of his head. Lara Graham runs the Lady Fine Inn, and despite the history of the place, she feels connected to it in some way. When the surly stranger takes up residence, Lara finds herself embroiled in sex, lies and murder. Some old, some new, and Lara discovers her life is intertwined in the outcome. It’s going to require Lara and Noah to get past the sexual chemistry to find a killer before the killer finds Lara.

I’m a huge fan of paranormal stories, but it is hard to find a good paranormal that doesn’t include shape shifters and werewolves. RetroCog (a Power Up! Story) manages it, and well I might add. Lara is a great character. She is a bit confused at times, but that stands to reason. Noah is amazing and is not your usual psychic. Noah can see into the past and some of his visions made me chuckle. There were several secondary characters, all of whom were interesting enough to carry their own sequel and I suspect I will be looking forward to more in this series, as well as looking back at the previous stories. Despite this being an awesome story with great characters, there was a wide array of amazing sexual scenes all of which were orgasm worthy. May I suggest you have your significant other close at hand. You will defiantly find that you will be in the mood for some of your own lovin’. All in all, RetroCog was a great erotic romance and certainly worthy of adding to the top of your list.

Tuesday, July 12, 2011

Contest Heads Up

Well, it's been a month and I STILL have yet to post the information about my contest for international readers. (The print contests finished up June 12th.) I truly apologize for the delay. I've been on a summer excursion about the Northwest and I'm in somewhat of upheaval. The good news is I'm giving away some ebooks to one or two lucky international readers (no US applicants please). The bad news is I have to figure out what I'm giving away!

Come back tomorrow for details. It'll be an easy contest and a big thank you to those readers of romance not in the US. :)


Monday, July 11, 2011

New Cover--Loving It!

Here's my cover art for Talson's Match. I love it and had to share. The book releases from EC on July 20...just around the corner.

Friday, July 8, 2011


Today Total E-Bound is celebrating its birthday. So to reward readers, they're offering their books 25% off all day on July 8th.

Stop on by and pick up a book. It's good for all ebooks on the TEB site all day Friday. Don't miss out!

And that's my tip for the day. Have a great weekend.

Thursday, July 7, 2011

Talson's Match, Coming Soon!

Great news! I just found out Talson's Match, my latest futuristic romance, releases July 20th from Ellora's Cave. When I first wrote the Talsons many years ago, I never had a chance to publish Romy's story. So this is a brand new, never released story. I'm pleased to finally share it with readers asking for that missing Talson.
Book four in the Talson Temptations series.

Romec Talson is the last of his brothers to find a mate, and he’s in no hurry. So it’s a relief to check on the strange progress of one of the family’s shipping terminals on Earth, away from the manipulations of his happily mated siblings. The last thing he expects to encounter at Port Chase is the sexy woman of his dreams. A supposed human glaring at him with dark eyes—Otra, alien eyes. And then there are her accusations that Talson Shipping is running an illegal drug trade.

Tara Drake has no idea why the stranger at her door makes her hot and bothered, but if he works for the Talsons, she wants no part of him. Unfortunately, her body has a will of its own. Learning she’s not human is just the beginning of the surprises coming her way. Because love has no rhyme or reason in the face of fate, Tara must make a choice to accept her destiny or deny herself true happiness.

To read more, click here.

Wednesday, July 6, 2011

I'm at Here Be Magic Today

I'm at Here Be Magic today, blogging about my writing vacation. Come on over and say hey.

Monday, July 4, 2011

Happy 4th of July

Happy 4th of July!