Interview: Marie Lavender!

Author Book Review.pngWelcome to my first ever evil experiment author interview!  This is something I’m hoping to do more often around here.  In the secret liar today we have superhero author Marie Lavender.  Marie, please introduce yourself!

Hello! My name is Marie Lavender, a.k.a the Mystic Mindbender, and I live in a small town in Indiana. I love writing about aliens, vampires, witches, ghosts, other beings and humans with super psychic powers. I believe that there’s a little “superhero” in all of us. I am also a book nerd and a total shopping freak.

Oh, I like that bit, “there’s a little ‘superhero’ in all of us.”  Might have to steal borrow it.  But, on the superhero note, who is your favorite hero?

One of my favorite superheroes from a book is Merit from Chloe Neill’s Chicagoland Vampires Series. I can totally identify with her quirky, kick-ass approach to things. And a former English Lit grad student turned supernatural? Sign me up! It’s a great series, and I full recommend it. In the television realm, my favorite right now is probably The Arrow, or The Green Arrow on the CW’s series “Arrow”. The actor Stephen Amell is pretty hot, but more than that, he really brings the character out as the series unfolds. I think this is a great superhero character, and all the other superheroes that pop up in the show are pretty cool as well.

I’m a total ARROW fan too!  That show has great character growth and action.  And the villains!!!  Villains!!!  That’s me seguing to the next question rather badly.  Who is your favorite villain?

Let’s see. My favorite super villain, or one I absolutely loved to hate?

Totally your choice!

I’d have to say it would be Sylar, from the original “Heroes” series on NBC. Nothing was more despicable than most of what he did. From murders to manipulation, to all out torture, it seemed as if there was no line the man would not cross to get what he wanted, which just happened to be all the superpowers he could possibly attain.

Marie-Lavender-Super-Hero-EDIT-245x400.pngOh, great choice!  Sylar was a total baddie, wasn’t he?  But, you as a normal person have no reason to fear him.  Though if you were a super…  What if you were a super?  What would be your power?  What would be your weakness?

As the “Mystic Mindbender” (see here for why that’s my alias), I’d want the power to read minds, if only temporarily, and maybe the power to influence evildoers to become good. Ah…that would be nice, wouldn’t it? Probably a potential weakness attached to that power, though, would be getting overwhelmed by certain thoughts I’d heard, or the evil powers getting absorbed into my mind briefly as I try to “reform” the villains.

Mind powers are always so tricky.  Know what else is tricky?  Deciding what to read next.  Why not save us from this villainous situation by recommending some of your books!

SecondNature-final cover.jpgSecond Nature, book one of the Blood at First Sight Series
She never expected it…
Desiree Edwards has a problem. She’s been attacked, kidnapped and forced to get along with a vampire of all things. It’s something right out of the story books she reads, or her worst nightmare. But, sometimes he’s not the monster he appears to be. He seems so humanlike that she can’t help it when her emotions betray her, when her body betrays her. To make matters worse, she finds out more about herself than she ever wanted to know.

She was unlike any other…
Alec has a problem. The animal in him wants Desiree. But, so does the man. The more he learns about her, the harder it is to deny what he wants. But, he’s a freak, and she’s just a human. The two species don’t mix that way. Then an old enemy surfaces and Alec is forced to make a choice. His life or hers.

Can Alec’s soul be saved by this unique human? Or will it be far too late?

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Magick and Moonlight.jpgMagick & Moonlight, book one of the Magick Series
Messing with free will is always a bad idea…

Ethan Hamilton moves to a lazy little town in Oregon, hoping to escape his demons. But, instead he discovers a woman dancing nude in the moonlight. This woman who claims she is a witch dazzles him with her sensual presence. He thinks she’s crazy, but what if she’s not?

Jessie Anderson has been taught that her kind hides who they really are. And she has a problem on her hands. Someone knows her secret and she has to do all she can to protect herself. What other choice does she have? Jessie casts a love spell on a good man, a man with whom she can’t fight her attraction. The spell doesn’t work quite as planned – she ends up falling for Ethan.

To top it off, Ethan’s treatment of her, his “love”, is so addictive. Deep down, she knows the spell will wear off, and yet his feelings seem genuine. It’s just a spell…right?

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AA Little Magick - final cover.jpg Little Magick, book two of the Magick Series

Little Rosie goes to stay with her uncle. There she meets some new friends…and some enemies. She doesn’t know that her emotions will trigger something unusual. So far from home, suddenly Rosie has become a full witch like her mother. For a time, it is great fun to use her powers the way she wants, but can Rosie figure out how to use these newfound powers for good or will she be lost to the dark side forever?

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Thanks for stopping by, Marie!  If you want to get to know Marie better then check out her website, blogs, and social media goodness in the links below!

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4 thoughts on “Interview: Marie Lavender!

  1. Love it! Great interview. I’ll have to check out a few of those books.

  2. Reblogged this on Marie Lavender- Multi-genre Author and commented:
    A unique approach to an author interview, when Gloria Weber interviews me about superheroes! 🙂

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