Marci writes sweet romance with some mild adult content and language. She is onFacebook and Twitter. She also keeps readers up to date on her blog where she interviews other authors and keeps her readers up to date on book releases and events. Marci also writes erotic romance as Emilia Mancini.

Coming March 14, 2014 from Musa Publishing!

Four years ago John Howard made the biggest mistake of his life. He walked away from the only woman he’d ever loved. Now he’s back, older and wiser, and all he needs is a little forgiveness and a second chance.

The last thing Megan Carter needs is to be reminded how much John hurt her. When she literally falls into his arms, the pain of his rejection resurfaces with a vengeance. John is best friends with Meg’s brother-in-law, making it impossible to avoid him so Meg agrees to put her anger aside.

That, however, doesn’t mean she’s forgotten. Despite John’s attempts to fix their relationship, Meg is determined not to give him another chance to break her heart. But how can she possibly resist him when all her heart wants is the love she lost so long ago?

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The Messenger available now!

Here's the blurb:

Just because Evelyn Thomas is working at her father’s newspaper doesn’t mean she isn’t a good journalist. All she needs is a chance to prove it.

Unfortunately for seasoned reporter Wes Reilly, that chance turns out to be the exact same story he’s working on. When the journalists get separate leads on the same insurance scam, they butt heads over who gets to expose it. But when Eve’s source ends up in ICU she has no choice but to turn to Wes for help breaking the story.

Every step they take brings them closer towards the truth and each other. But the path to vindication is filled with danger and leaves Wes and Eve struggling to get out of sticky situations and fighting for their lives.

Excerpt:

 

Eve ran her hand along one of the many rows and skimmed the file tags until she got close to the numerical prefix she was looking for. She pushed the files as far apart as the overstuffed shelf allowed and tilted her head down to get a closer look. She went over each name, not finding any files which corresponded with names on the list Jerry had given her.

This was impossible, like finding the proverbial needle in a haystack. She pulled a piece of paper from her shirt pocket to verify the spelling of the name before she pushed the folders apart again in case she had missed what she was looking for the first time.

Suddenly a hand roughly grabbed her shoulder. She spun around, her heart racing and her lungs tight with the gulp of air she had involuntarily inhaled. As soon as she met the angry gaze of the man who had startled her, she let her breath out with a rush and sank against the wall of folders.

Wes pressed his lips together and flexed his jaw muscles as he stared at her. “What are you doing here?”

She looked at the white coat he was wearing with a badge which identified him as Dr. Henderson. “What are you doing here?”

Wes leaned down to get eye-to-eye with her. “Answer me, Thomas.”

“I’m following a lead.”

“What lead?”

“I don’t have to share my stories with you.”

“Your story?”

“Yes.”

He snorted as he leaned back. “Exactly what story would that be? How to properly file medical records?”

She felt the sting of his words go straight to her heart. Defiance set in and she stood a little straighter. “Insurance fraud.”

Wes stared at her for several seconds. He may have been trying to intimidate her, but his glare had nothing on her father’s. She simply cocked her brow in return. “That’s my story,” he said.

Eve shook her head. “No. I got this tip on my own, Reilly, and if you think you’re going to steal it away from me—”

“Steal it away from you? I’d like to know where you got your tip ’cause I’ve been on this story since last week. You are so unbelievably—”

Eve raised her brows when he stopped mid-sentence and turned his head away. “I’m so unbelievably what?”

“Shut up,” he breathed. Her mouth opened and Wes put his hand over her lips. “Hush.”

Eve gasped when she was quiet long enough to hear footsteps. She grabbed his wrist and pulled his hand away. “What do we do?”

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Unforgettable You is now available through Musa Publishing.

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Blurb:

Desperate to keep her ailing mother-in-law in the woman's home, Carrie Gable agrees to board a handful of Hollywood's most elite actors at the manor. Despite her resentment of the demands being placed upon her, she can't help but be taken in by actor Will Walker.

Will, in a last-ditch effort to save his career, has agreed to a project he has no interest in. The more time he spends with his egotistical co-stars, the more drawn he is to Carrie. Long nights spent talking about the paths their lives have taken make him realize he'd rathrr have a simpler life, but his ties to L.A. aren't as willing to let him go.

With the temptation of stardom pulling Will in one direction and the need to care for Doreen tugging Carrie in another, the couple struggle to hold onto the happiness they were missing until finding each other.

Mama's Sweet Revenge Peach Cobbler Recipe

Carrie Gable and her mother-in-law Doreen are boarding several A-list actors in Doreen's family home while they film in their hometown.

Unfortunately, rising star Juliet Ramirez refuses to be nice, making life miserable for Carrie and constantly insulting Doreen.

So when Doreen finds out the weight obsessed starlet's biggest weakness is Peach Cobbler, she makes this recipe as part of her sweet revenge.

Preheat oven to 425°F.

4 C fresh peaches pitted and cut into slices (about 2 1/2 pounds)
3/4 C sugar
2 T butter
4 drops almond extract
pinch of cinnamon (optional)


Topping:
1 C flour
1/2 t salt
1 1/2 t baking powder
1/4 C butter or shortening
1/2 C milk
Place peach slices in a shallow baking dish, sprinkle with sugar and almond extract. Dot with butter.


For topping, whisk together flour, salt, and baking powder. Cut in shortening using a pastry blender or fingers. Stir in milk with a fork until dough clings together. Pat out dough to 1/4" thickness and place over peaches. Trim edges, crimp to seal.

Cut a hole in the top center for steam to vent.


Bake for 15 minutes and then reduce to 325°F. Bake for an additional 10 to 15 minutes, or until peaches are cooked and top is golden.