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Author Q&A ft Mary Martinez | Reviews By Crystal Presents Unforgettable Reads Blooming in Mary's Garden Blog Tour

AUTHOR INTERVIEW Who is your intended audience and why should they read your book? I write several different genres. When I write ...



AUTHOR INTERVIEW

Who is your intended audience and why should they read your book?

I write several different genres.

When I write romance the target audience is someone who wants a fun romantic read – sort of like when you’re in the mood for a chick flick.

When I write romantic suspense the target audience would be for those who want something that will make you wonder and try to figure it out. And in some spots, grip the edge of their seats.

When I write women’s fiction the target audience would be those who want a more serious read. And again will make you think. I also write light hearted women’s fiction.

And is that all? No.

I have written a middle grade with my three oldest grandsons.



Tell us a little bit about your cover art. Who designed it? Why did you go with that particular image?

I have a wonderful NEW cover artist who has redesigned all of my covers. They are fantastic. LDM Graphics (LDMGraphics.com). I had some ideas about what I wanted and then she ran with them.


Give us an interesting fun fact or a few about The Beckett series:

My series is right now 6 books. There are six siblings and each have a book. And now they are having the next generation so I hope soon to build the series on that. The family grew up in Brooklyn, I have walked their streets I know there neighborhoods. And the books centered in NYC I know where their apartments are and their favorite places to eat. The Sixth book was set in Calistoga, California. I have walked the streets and the neighborhoods. I’ve visited the shops where hers would be set.


What's the strangest thing you have ever had to research online for your book?

How to behead a person with a sharp ancient sword without causing blood spatter. And how to practice doing it. This was for my 4th book of the series, Illusion.


How can we contact you or find out more about your books?

My website: www.marymartinez.com
Mary’s Garden Blog: http://marysbooksblogger.blogspot.com/
The After Work Cook Blog: http://theafterworkcook.blogspot.com/
Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/authormarymartinez/
Twitter: https://twitter.com/marylmartinez
Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/AuthorMaryMartinez/
YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCTww3B2ofa11UPFrSe0WGAg
Pinterest (my fav): https://www.pinterest.com/marylmartinez3/
Mary’s Book Group News: http://www.marymartinez.com/marys-book-group-news.html


What can we expect from you in the future?

I’m working on my first Fantasy set with Wizards, Faeries, Witches, Warriors, and Dragons. Oh I forgot Deamhans.


What can readers who enjoy your book do to help make it successful?

Take the time to give a short review on Goodreads and Amazon. But mostly read my books and let people know they like them. Word of mouth is great!


Do you have any tips for readers or advice for other writers trying to get published?

Join a book group. One with readers, not other authors. You read outside your comfort zone. You also learn what readers like or don’t like. It’s an eye opener. And there’s usually wine.


Is there anything else you’d like to say?

Thank you for all of your support.

Unforgettable Reads Blooming in Mary's Garden

Mary Martinez 


Mary is giving away 2 $20 Amazon GC's and an ebook of Disappear during this tour. Mary's Cover designer, LDMGraphics.com is giving away one cover design for one lucky author. Please use the Rafflecopter below to enter. Remember there is a chance for you to enter the giveaway every day. So join us all through the tour for fun posts, interviews, and prizes. You may find the locations to all the tour stops here.


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Three Brides and A Dress My journey is more of a zig zag than a top stitch along a straight seam as I search for the perfect bride who is my soul mate. Hi, my name is Bella and I'm one of Heidi by Design signature creations. I'm a wedding dress. Someday I'll find a young bride with stars in her eyes and dreams of a future with her groom. I can imagine it now. The groom standing at the altar waiting, his gaze fixed to the door where his bride will appear and then walk toward him. I'll hug her curves and she'll shimmer and shine with the promise of what their life will be. It all sounds simple and easy, doesn't it? Wrong... My journey is more of a zig zag than a top stitch along a straight seam as I search for the perfect bride who is my soul mate. 


Genre: Women’s Fiction 
Amazon Buy Link: https://amzn.to/2NyhwbK 




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The Beckett Series:

The Beckett’s have a strong sense of family and honor. When one of their own is threatened, their bond is as strong as a badge of steel. 

The Beckett Series Website: marymartinez.com/the-beckett-series.html



 


Disappear The Beckett Series Book 1: 
Genre: Romantic Suspense 
Amazon Buy Link: https://amzn.to/2O95979


 

Innocent
The Beckett Series Book 2 
Genre: Romantic Suspense 
Amazon Buy Link: https://amzn.to/2uEyX3i 



   

Quiet The Beckett Series Book 3 
Genre: Romantic Suspense 
Amazon Buy Link: https://amzn.to/2O7r7Hz 


   

Illusion The Beckett Series Book 4 
Genre: Romantic Suspense 
Amazon Buy Link: https://amzn.to/2O8tUAD



 

Profit The Beckett Series Book 5
Genre: Romantic Suspense 
Amazon Buy Link: https://amzn.to/2NAnyZE


 

Abandoned The Beckett Series Book 6 
Genre: Romantic Suspense 
Amazon Buy Link: https://amzn.to/2Lsz6At 



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Watching Jenny 
Hot on Jenny’s trail, Dan soon learns ‘Runner’ is not one of the usual suspects. 
Genre: Romantic Suspense 
Amazon Buy Link: https://amzn.to/2NBE37t 



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Classic Murder: Mr. Romance 
Making a date with a billionaire can be murder. 
Genre: Romantic Suspense 
Amazon Buy Link: https://amzn.to/2Nww2B2 




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  Chick Magnet 
  He's recuperating from a devastating wreck. She's recuperating from a broken heart. Genre: Contemporary Romance 
Amazon Buy Link: https://amzn.to/2Lr8foB 



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Romance and Misconceptions 
Twin sisters. Two Billionaire Boyfriends. One big Misunderstanding 
Genre: Contemporary Romance 
Amazon Buy Link: https://amzn.to/2NyhwbK 




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Four Sisters 
It was the 60’s, she found love… but started a war. 
Genre: Women’s Fiction 
Amazon Buy Link: https://amzn.to/2LFtMXl



Mary's new covers were designed by LDMGraphics.com





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About the Author:
Mary and her husband love to travel, especially to the Caribbean for relaxing, and Italy for the wine. And most recently she discovered she was Irish and Scottish, of course they had to visit Ireland and Scotland. Mary fell in love with both, but the green hills of Ireland felt like home. With the experience from the exotic places she has visited, she is able to fill her books with colorful descriptions of cities, painting a colorful backdrop for her characters. One of her favorite US destinations is New York/Brooklyn, where her beloved Beckett's live. When she visits, she can wander their neighborhoods, favorite parks, and visit their favorite pub, Putnum's. They are avid concert ‘Ho’s’! Yes, they pretty much want to do them all. They love outdoor amphitheaters the best and attend as many during the warmer months as possible. Mary writes mostly romantic suspense, romance, women's fiction, and she has just begun to dabble in young adult mystery. She is a member of Romance Writers of America (RWA). During her writing career she has been a conference coordinator, workshop presenter, and chapter president for the Utah Chapter of RWA. In 2007 she was presented with the Utah RWA service award in acknowledgment and appreciation for outstanding service. Mary has also participated in numerous library panels on writing and co-presented a workshop on writing a series at the League of Utah Writers conference. Mary and her husband are also enthusiastic college football fans. They have season tickets to the UTES, University of Utah Football and they tailgate every game. They love tailgating so much, that they were married at a tailgating in 1999. GO UTES! 

Mary's Social Media Links: 

Amazon Author Page: amazon.com/Mary-Martinez/e/B006MWJ1T6 
Website: marymartinez.com 
Facebook: facebook.com/AuthorMaryMartinez 
Twitter: twitter.com/marylmartinez 
Instagram: instagram.com/mlmartinez3/ 
Goodreads: goodreads.com/author/show/1646623.Mary_Martinez 
YouTube: youtube.com/channel/UCTww3B2ofa11UPFrSe0WGAg 
Pinterest: pinterest.com/marylmartinez3 
Mary’s Garden Blog: marysbooksblogger.blogspot.com 
The After Work Cook: theafterworkcook.blogspot.com






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  1. Congrats on the cover redesigns! They turned out great!

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