Thursday, December 8, 2016

Love is... Sarah Marsh and Contest

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Theme: Love is…

Love is…everything. At least it is in my opinion. It’s the beginning, when we find the first warm embrace of our mother’s arms, and it’s the end, when the only thing that matters is the love you leave behind in the memories of your friends and family when you go.
I’ve always had a fascination with love in general, and when I found my mother’s old Harlequin romance books as a teen I was instantly swept away in the magic of it all. I was also very lucky to grow up in a family that had no biases about love; gay, straight, bi—whatever, it’s all the same to me. Love is love, period.
I do believe in love at first sight, and soul mates. I believe in waiting until you find the person who completes you, the one who you can utterly be yourself with. The one who loves you because of all of your oddities and imperfections. Not in spite of them.
I suppose I shouldn’t have been too surprised that when I ventured out to try my hand at writing a few years ago, I went for the fun stuff first and ended up writing ménage romance. I mean, if writing truly is the imagination unfurling its wings and launching into an endless sky, then why not let it take you to the places you’d never dared to conceive of before?
Thank you, don’t mind if I do ;-)
If you’ve read any of my books, then you’ll know what I’m talking about. I certainly am not one to mess around with flowery euphemisms, it’s just not my style and personally it doesn’t do anything for me heat wise. So I find myself on the rather blunt end of high heat romance genres, but that’s how I feel it, so that’s how I write it.
I think that John Mayer said it best, ‘Love is a Verb’ and if you feel it, then you should show it. Life can be full of complications, but in the end how can it really be about more than what really matters most? That to me is love, and the bonds that you build through a lifetime.

Mad Love

I have no use for a love filled with sweet words and chivalrous gestures.
Love should be madness. It should be breathtaking. It should be glorious.
It should be messy. It should be desperate.
Love is too complicated a thing to ever be easy or simple.
If you aren’t willing to fight for it, or give up everything you have just to keep it,
Then you aren’t worthy of it.

It should be incorruptible. It should be endless.
It should be the voice in your head telling you to do better,
And the song in your soul bringing you peace.

Sarah Marsh


In my first series, Coalition Mates, each book takes us on a journey with the heroine to find her very own happy ever after. I’ve tried to make each woman unique in her own personal journey to find and accept that love—after all, we all have our own demons don’t we?
Check out the blurbs for books one through four, book number five has just been submitted with Siren and I’m hoping for a Feb 2017 release date.

Sarah’s Crew: Coalition Mates 1
Sarah Lowen is leaving her past for a fresh start, but when fate has other ideas she finds herself with six rescuers that need her just as much as she needs them. When Sarah wakes up from her accident to see that she’s been rescued by beautiful alien men she thinks she must be dreaming; but her imagination couldn’t have prepared her for the reality of what they need from her.
Daegan was relieved that they had found a suitable female to bond with, fearing he had condemned his bond-mates and crew to certain death by trusting the wrong woman. Tristan, Vaughn, Rykken, and Callen seem to be more than content with sweet little Sarah, but Zane seems determined to keep his distance. Will Zane’s unwillingness to love Sarah cost them all their future?

Talia’s Match: Coalition Mates 2
Talia Booth finds herself kidnapped from her home planet of Earth while hiking and wakes up in an auctioning facility on a strange planet surrounded by aliens. Luckily she catches the eye of a couple of beautiful men who are familiar with her species and they decide to rescue her from a dreadful fate.
Asher Rhodan and Grae Derhsavve have been looking for a third to complete their relationship and start a family and when they see Talia, they both know she’s the one. All they have to do now is convince her that a relationship with both of them is possible.
The Prince and the dragon may not be the type of males that Talia is used to, but before long she finds their attention and steamy teasing impossible to resist. Asher’s complicated family situation threatens to destroy the new happiness the trio has found. Can Talia let go of her inhibitions and let herself love the men that destiny has brought her to?

Eve’s Rescue: Coalition Mates 3
Evangeline Scott was hoping for a fun night on the town after a hellish day. What she couldn’t have imagined was getting kidnapped by alien slavers and then left to die on an abandoned ship.
Kai Dallen and Roan Quinn were having some bad luck of their own when they found themselves set up by an old adversary and trapped in the vault of a Dhuaation Pharaoh's ship with no way out. When Khaman-Ra makes them an offer they can’t refuse, the two space pirates end up rescuing a ship full of human female cargo. All three males are immediately drawn to one of the beauties and make an agreement to satisfy everyone’s desires. The only problem is, they didn’t think to ask Eve and when she wakes up to find that she’s now married to three aliens she’s mad as hell. By the time all four of them realise their true feelings, will it be too late, as a woman from Roan’s past threatens to ruin it all?

Surrender: Coalition Mates 4
Sally Owens was content to spend her life hiding in plain sight, as long as no one got too close or tried to wrestle the reigns away from her that is…
When she goes out for a night on the town to troll for the new Mr. Right Now, getting kidnapped and shipped out into space was NOT what she had in mind. But above all else Sally is a survivor and she soon comes up with a plan to thrive in this new world.
Arkenon Quinn, Courtesan Guild Master on the planet of Sirus, is informed that one of the new human refugees wants to join the Courtesan Guild and he was of course curious. However, when he meets the audacious and beautiful Sally he finds himself signing up to be the one to mentor her against his better judgement. What he could never have anticipated was how quickly this fascinating creature would steal his heart and force him to do something he’s never had to before- chase a female.
Will Sally’s painful past keep her from finding a future with the man who’s like no other she’s ever met? Or will she have the strength to place her body and soul in Arkenon’s extremely capable hands?

Dragon Trap: Coalition Mates 5

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Sarah Marsh was born in British Columbia where she still lives, she has only recently begun her writing career finding it the perfect outlet for taking the edge off a nine to five office job. She’s been a science fiction and romance junkie for years and when her imagination started to take the characters she’d read about even further in their adventures she decided to try writing something of her own.
Sarah’s also a former pastry chef and spends a lot of time cooking and baking for friends and family as well as painting and knitting. Her biggest weaknesses are animals of any kind…she even loves the ones that wake you up at four in the morning because they can almost see the bottom of their food dish.
When it comes to life in general she’s a big believer that laughter is the best medicine and that there’s no such thing as too much love, which is why she’s such a sucker for a happy ending.


Debby said...

I know this may not be everyone's favorite but I like confidence.
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Sarah Marsh said...

I absolutely agree with you Debby! I think confidence is a super hot characteristic in a man. ;-)

sassytdw said...

A sense of humor is one of my favorite traits