Haven for the Holidays

Posted November 29, 2017 by Mary Lindsey
Categories: Writing

If you like sexy, gritty books, or have a person in your life who does, Amazon and B&N have reduced the price of the hardcover version of Haven  just in  time for the holidays! Haven is a young adult book, but is mature, so it will appeal to adults and older teens, including guys because it’s told from a male point of view.

Holiday Gift Pricing (43% off)!

Amazon has reduced the price of the hardcover version to $9.89 (43% off $17.99 list price) and Barnes & Noble has lowered the price to $12.35 (31% off list with an additional 10% for members)

Upcoming Appearances

It was a blast meeting readers on my two-week book tour, but I’m glad to be back home. Thank you to all who came out.

My next appearances will be at Apollycon in Washington DC in March, RWA in Denver, CO in July, and The Origin Event in Austin, TX next November.

About the Book

Kirkus Reviews calls Haven “An exquisitely written tale.” 

“We all hold a beast inside. The only difference is what form it takes when freed.”

Rain Ryland has never belonged anywhere. He’s used to people judging him for his rough background, his intimidating size, and now, his orphan status. He’s always been on the outside, looking in, and he’s fine with that. Until he moves to New Wurzburg and meets Friederike Burkhart.

Freddie isn’t like normal teen girls, though. And someone wants her dead for it. Freddie warns he’d better stay far away if he wants to stay alive, but Rain’s never been good at running from trouble. For the first time, Rain has something worth fighting for, worth living for. Worth dying for.

Haven is available for purchase at all retailers including:
Indiebound | Barnes & Noble | AmazoniBooksGoogle | Kobo

An excerpt along with links for purchase can be found on f the Haven Page.


Haven by Mary Lindsey | Fancast

Posted November 11, 2017 by Mary Lindsey
Categories: Writing

Love this Haven dream cast from Falling Down the Book Hole!

Falling Down the Book Hole

Haven by Mary Lindsey has a cast full of characters each with their own quirks and qualities that I thought it would fun to create a fancast. I know some of these actors are a little bit too old and some don’t exactly meet the physical descriptions of what is in the book, but they are either what came to mind for me when thinking of the characters and their personalities. I would love to see who Mary Lindsey would cast in the leading roles. Check out my review!

Have you read Haven yet? Who would you cast? 

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New Title and Cover, HAVEN

Posted September 11, 2017 by Mary Lindsey
Categories: Haven, Hide from Me, Writing


I’m thrilled to share the new title and cover for my upcoming young adult paranormal thriller. Haven releases 11/7/17!  More can be found on my website. Here’s the new cover. What do you think?


BookExpo America and BookCon 2017

Posted May 26, 2017 by Mary Lindsey
Categories: Book Signing, Hide from Me, YA genre

I’ll be signing at the Macmillan Booth #2903 during BEA on Friday, June 2 at 10:00am and during BookCon on Saturday, June 3. Come by and get a signed ARC of Hide from Me, my next young adult novel releasing November, 7, 2017.

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Hide from Me Cover!

Posted April 30, 2017 by Mary Lindsey
Categories: Hide from Me, Writing, YA genre

I love the cover for my next YA releasing November 7, 2017! Check it out! It’s up for preorder on All major retailers in ebook and hardcover.

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Shattered Souls Book Trailer

Posted December 18, 2016 by Mary Lindsey
Categories: Book Trailer

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I’m thrilled with the new trailer for the Souls Series – Shattered Souls and Fragile Spirits. Check it out!



Help Needed Keeping the Balls in the Air

Posted September 11, 2015 by Mary Lindsey
Categories: Writing

Image from pidgin.net

Image from pidgin.net

I’m writing three different projects right now in three different genres. I want to single one out and work only on that one until it is finished, but all are critical schedule-wise, and I have so much trouble ignoring the others. It’s that old “grass is greener” problem.

Bouncing back and forth between different worlds and voices is difficult and is possibly not the best way to approach things.

I have so many balls in the air from my writing, to parenting, to taking care of me, I’m worried one of my suspended balls will slip through my fingers and fall to the ground.

How do you do it? Suggestions or tips for organization? Tools you like or use? Methodology that keeps you sane? Let me know in the comments or on social media.

Love Me To Death Has a Cover

Posted April 25, 2014 by Mary Lindsey
Categories: Publishing, Writing

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I am excited to finally post my gorgeous cover for the first book in my adult paranormal series, Love Me To Death. Isn’t it gorgeous? And hot? And…yeah. I can’t wait for readers to meet Nik in October. For now, we’ll just have to settle with looking at him. Happy sigh. 

A description is below, or you can visit my Marissa Clarke website for more information. 

Medical research scientist Elena Arcos has always lived her life under the radar, which is not easy to do when you live with the craziest woman in the world. But eccentric Aunt Uza is a picnic compared to the other people who enter her orderly life after she is shot in a convenience store robbery.

Elena finds herself rocketed from comfortable predictability to supernatural insanity courtesy of her own private angel of death who happens to have the sexiest accent on earth and a body to match. Her death angel is convinced she’s some kind of freaky half vampire thing and that her deceased dad was the real deal: a blood sucking monster. 

Yeah, right. She’ll play along, but then she doesn’t have much choice seeing how as the guy claims to be some immortal law enforcer and has taken her prisoner.


Nikolai Itzov had expected to fight the urge to torture the progeny of his father’s murderer, but he’d never anticipated battling the urge to kiss her her.

As a Slayer, an elite law enforcer descended from Azrael himself, his charge from the Underveil General is clear: Kill her or die. He has been told she is one of them–an Undead. Nothing but a parasite to be destroyed. But he has been told wrong. 

Nikolai and Elena find themselves in a life and death battle to stop a plot designed to lift the Underveil and enslave humans. 

With her analytical mind and his centuries of training and experience, they might be able to foil the plot with their lives and maybe their hearts intact. But in order to succeed, he must help her become the very thing he hates the most: an Undead.

Yeah! Fragile Spirits is Here!

Posted January 22, 2014 by Mary Lindsey
Categories: Shattered Souls

I’m so excited that Fragile Spirits is finally out! 


Hard to believe it’s only been two years since Shattered Souls came out. It seems like a lifetime. Well, for me, it has been. The way I keep it in perspective is that I keep in mind that Ashes on the Waves released between the two Souls Series books. Then, I feel okay because that’s three books releasing in a 25-month period. A book every 8 months or so. Not bad. Just a little out of order, huh? 

Still, I’m thrilled that Paul and Vivienne’s story is going to finally be out there. They were a blast to write, and I’m so grateful for all the support, love, and emails I’ve received regarding this series. Y’all are the best!

A Letter To My Son

Posted October 10, 2013 by Mary Lindsey
Categories: Parenting, Real Life

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Dear amazing son,

You have just been officially discharged from Special Education. Congratulations, Robert. I’m proud of you. Especially in light of the following:

Over the course of your 16 years, I’ve been told the following by physicians, educators and “experts”:

1. “He is mentally retarded” — HA! We never bought into that, did we? Not even when “MR” was written in sharpie on the outside of your file at school. You are in pre-AP classes and were admitted to the gifted program.

2. “He may never talk” –News flash: Once you finally decided to talk, you never shut up. *wink* You are one of the most articulate people I know.

3. “He will most likely not be able to handle a mainstream classroom setting.” –Kind of like #’s 1 and 2 above-WRONG.

4. “You should consider taking out a trust fund as he will most likely not be able to live on his own and will need living assistance his entire life.”–Um, no. Not buying into it. Go to college and then get a job, son.

Just keep in mind, Robert: This list could go on for hundreds of entries. Never buy into the negative. Never live down to other people’s grim expectations and generalizations about autism or ANYTHING for that matter. Keep on proving them wrong and yourself right. You’ve got this. Again, congratulations.