Monday, September 14, 2015

Celebrate Avelynn with Me

Today marks the 6th day that my book baby, Avelynn, has been out in the world. Here’s a little blurb and shameless self-promotion.
Happy Birthday Avelynn!
One extraordinary Saxon noblewoman and one fearless Viking warrior find passion and danger in this dazzling and sensuous debut.
869. For eighteen years, Avelynn, the beautiful and secretly pagan daughter of the Ealdorman of Somerset, has lived in an environment of love, acceptance, and equality. Somerset has flourished under twenty years of peace. But with whispers of war threatening their security, Avelynn's father makes an uncompromising decision that changes her life forever.
Forced into a betrothal with Demas, a man who only covets her wealth and status, Avelynn's perception of independence is shattered. With marriage looming, she turns to her faith, searching for answers in an ancient ritual along the coast, only to find Alrik The Blood-Axe and sixty Viking berserkers have landed.
In a year of uncertainty that sees Avelynn discover hidden powers, stumble into a passionate love affair with Alrik, and lead men into battle, Avelynn must walk a fine line as her deceptions mount and Demas' tactics to possess her become more desperate and increasingly brutal.
Avelynn and Alrik are caught in the throes of fate as they struggle to find the way back to themselves and onwards to each other.
Me and my book baby!
Released by St. Martin’s Press on September 8th, 2015, it’s been a time of great joy, apprehension, and wild frenzied excitement. We all know writing a book is a tremendous accomplishment. Period. And we know we need to celebrate the baby steps along the way: finishing a great scene, finalizing edits, getting a full manuscript submission request, meeting amazing writer friends. Whether you choose to indie publish or traditionally publish, once you see your book baby up on the big internet screen, it feels pretty damn good. You did it! You followed through and finished something many people want to do, but never manage to complete. You deserve a party! So today on the blog, I want you to lift your drinks high (whether it be tea, water, coffee, pop, juice, beer, whiskey, or wine) and celebrate with me.
It’s an awesome time to be a writer!
In gratitude,
Marissa xo


  1. It is definitely an accomplishment worth celebrating. You go, girl. So happy for you.

    1. Thanks, Maighread.

      Likewise. We need a celebration date! :D
      In gratitude,

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    1. Thanks, Charlotte!

      Cheers. :D xo
      In gratitude,

  3. I'm coming in late, but CONGRATULATIONS!