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GRL 2014 BLOG TOUR & GIVEAWAY: Marie Sexton

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Boys in our Books is proud to be selected as a Featured Blog for GRL 2014. As a part of the GRL Blog Tour, we’re highlighting some of our favorite authors. Every Friday, stop by and get to know them as they answer some of our questions.



Marie Sexton


1.  Starting from scratch: Tell us all about you. What do you want us to know?

I live in Colorado. I’m a fan of the Denver Broncos. I love wine, cheese, and coffee. I have one husband, one dog, one cat, and one kid. That pretty much sums it up. J

2.  10 Questions about books:

How did you get interested in gay romance?

I read Lynn Flewelling’s Nightrunner books and immediately wanted more.

Best book you’ve read in the last 3 months? 

The Devil in the White City

Best book you’ve written in the last 3 years? 



What book would you recommend to someone who’s never read your work?

Promises, or Strawberries for Dessert

What book would you recommend to someone who’s never read gay romance?

Of my own? Promises. Or maybe Cinder.

Your favorite character you’ve written?

Can I name two? Angelo, and Dante Pane.

Your favorite character someone else has written?

Mildmay Fox.

What plot bunny has been sitting in your head that you haven’t committed to writing? 

There isn’t anything that’s been rattling around for too long (other than things I’ve already started and trunked), other than a third Oestend book.

What’s on the horizon/in the pipeline?

I’m finishing up a contemporary novella called Lost Along the Way. It’ll be published next April by Dreamspinner Press as part of a collaboration with Amber Kell, RJ Scott, Amy Lane, and Mary Calmes. I’ll also have Return (the sequel to Release), and LA Witt and I will be writing a follow-up to Roped In at some point in the near future, where Jackson gets his HEA. After that? I haven’t decided which project will take priority. I have a trunked novel from a couple of years ago that I’d like to finish, another contemporary that may (or may not) end up being set in Coda, and a Christmas novel to write.


What’s the BEST thing about being an author?

Browsing porn on Tumblr actually counts as research. Also, I can justify my shoe fetish.

3.  Would You Rather…

…Write a book that sells a ton or a book that generates a ton of discussion?

I suppose that would depend on the type of discussion.

…Have a book with 100 4-star ratings or a book with 50 2-star and 50 5-star ratings?

Probably the 100 4-stars.

…Write fluff or angst?

Fluff, I guess?

…Have a book made into an indie-movie that told the exact story or into a long-running tv show that was only inspired by the story?

The TV show, because the indie movie would only be seen by people who have already read the book. The TV show would have the potential of bringing in new readers, even if it wasn’t a perfect rendition of the characters.

…Have written Twilight or 50 Shades of Gray?


4.  Two Truths and a Lie…

Tell us 3 things about you…2 of them are true, 1 is false. 

I won first place in a nationwide poetry competition when I was a senior in high school.

I took first place in a spelling bee when I was in ninth grade.

I took first place in my division in a martial arts tournament when I was in college.




Try and guess which are the author’s truths and which is the lie!

Comment below for a chance to win this week’s prize package:  ONE (1) backlist title from Marie Sexton and a $10 gift certificate to Amazon or All Romance e-Books!





Marie Sexton lives in Colorado. She’s a fan of just about anything that involves muscular young men piling on top of each other. In particular, she loves the Denver Broncos and enjoys going to the games with her husband. Her imaginary friends often tag along. Marie has one daughter, two cats, and one dog, all of whom seem bent on destroying what remains of her sanity. She loves them anyway.










22 comments on “GRL 2014 BLOG TOUR & GIVEAWAY: Marie Sexton

  1. Allison
    September 19, 2014

    I’m going to guess the spelling bee. :D Thank you for the post.


  2. Lori
    September 19, 2014

    I’m guessing the poetry competition.


  3. susana
    September 19, 2014

    Great interview. I will go for number three. It seems at odds with the other two ;)


  4. Irene
    September 19, 2014

    3 the martial arts tournament.


  5. Antonia
    September 19, 2014

    I’m guessing number 3. Thanks for the great interview!


  6. suze294
    September 19, 2014

    I’m going to guess the spelling bee!


  7. Lisa
    September 19, 2014

    I’m going to guess that the poetry competition is a lie. :) I loved Release and I’m looking forward to Return. Thanks for the giveaway!


  8. Jen CW
    September 19, 2014

    I’m going with #2 as the lie.


  9. Shirley Ann Speakman
    September 19, 2014

    Very difficult to choose which one of them is a lie I think maybe #1 is the lie.


  10. jkhoganbooks
    September 19, 2014

    LOL good contest! I’m going to say poetry!


  11. jenf27
    September 19, 2014

    Thanks for the fun interview! I’m going with #3 as the lie. Hard to pick…

    jen.f {at} mac {dot} com


  12. Stephanie F.
    September 19, 2014

    Going to say, I took first place in my division in a martial arts tournament when I was in college.
    Is the lie :)


  13. Barbra
    September 19, 2014

    I started with the Night runner books too, and I adore Mildmay. :-)
    I’ll guess #2 is the lie.


  14. Jody
    September 19, 2014

    These are so fun! I am going to go with the Spelling Bee in 9th grade as the lie.
    I adore your Coda series!
    I also loved Sarah Monette’s books. Where did she go?


    • Marie Sexton
      September 21, 2014

      Her newest book is called The Goblin Emperor. It’s published as Katherine Addison, but it’s still her. :-)


  15. H.B.
    September 20, 2014

    I’m going to go with the spelling bee in 9thgrade as a lie.


  16. Lisa G
    September 20, 2014

    I’m thinking the first place in the martial arts tournament may not be true :) Thanks for the interview and giveaway!


  17. Andrea M
    September 20, 2014

    I’m going with martial arts.


  18. Jbst
    September 20, 2014

    I’m going with #3 the martial arts as false.


  19. Kaje Harper
    September 20, 2014

    I’m going with the spelling bee (as a horrible speller myself who always hopes others exist out there.)

    And I love Mildmay – such a great character :) Melusine and The Virtu are one of my all-time favorite series.

    I would happily read more of Oestend, should that story ever come together. Thanks for the giveaway.


    • Marie Sexton
      September 21, 2014

      Too few people have read Melusine and The Virtu. Absolutely my favorites ever! And I’m glad to hear you enjoyed Oestend. I miss those boys so much. :-)


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