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Marianne de Pierres is the award winning author of the acclaimed Parrish Plessis,Sentients of Orion and Peacemaker science fiction series. Marianne is an active supporter of genre fiction and has mentored many writers. She lives in Brisbane, Australia, with her husband, three sons and three galahs. Her Night Creatures series, Burn Bright, Angel Arias and Shine Light has been very popular among young adult fiction readers. Marianne is also the Davitt award-winning author of the Tara Sharp humourous crime series under the pseudonym Marianne Delacourt. Visit her websites at http://www.mariannedepierres.com http://www.tarasharp.com.au http://www.burnbright.com.au and http://glitterrose.wordpress.com


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Marianne de Pierres I find that by working on more than one project at a time and by making sure I have other things in my life (aside from writing) - that it hasn't been…moreI find that by working on more than one project at a time and by making sure I have other things in my life (aside from writing) - that it hasn't been a problem for me. Fingers crossed!(less)
Marianne de Pierres Hi Bel,

I ended it hoping to be able to write a second series, but that didn't quite work out. (Publishers don't always have the same ideas as the…more
Hi Bel,

I ended it hoping to be able to write a second series, but that didn't quite work out. (Publishers don't always have the same ideas as the authors!).
Be assured though that Lenoir lived and that his and Naif's story was not over.

I had planned to write a novella to finish Night Creatures, just for the fans of the series, but other paying projects took priority. A writer has to eat!

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“In Ixion music and party are our only beliefs. Darkness is our comfort. We have few rules but they are absolute. Your endocrine systems have been altered by changes to your hypothalamus. You no longer need to sleep or see sunlight.”
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“Pain can be dismissed.”
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“Ixion exists as an antidote to the rules and conventions of other places. We believe that indulging in pleasure will make better people. Self-denial and discipline and virtue are all myths invented to control you.”
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“In Ixion music and party are our only beliefs. Darkness is our comfort. We have few rules but they are absolute. Your endocrine systems have been altered by changes to your hypothalamus. You no longer need to sleep or see sunlight.”
Marianne de Pierres, Burn Bright

“Everyone comes here for pleasure. Even if they think they don't. Embracing it is harder for some and they go mad before they truly accept it. Most of the places they cme from are founded on guilt and rules. The Ripers want us to break away from that - some wish to tear it from us while others are more subtle.”
Marianne de Pierres, Burn Bright

“Ixion exists as an antidote to the rules and conventions of other places. We believe that indulging in pleasure will make better people. Self-denial and discipline and virtue are all myths invented to control you.”
Marianne de Pierres, Burn Bright

“Rules? Ixion is supposed to be free of rules, yet it seems as strict as Grave in its own way and more...more dangerous.”
Marianne de Pierres, Burn Bright

“You slow. Is Dangerous." His tentacles curled down, gripping the ends of the wood. As they watched he slid off the crate and nudged it away. Underneath was a grate, filthy with slude. He plunged his tentacles into the gaps and pulled it aside. "There is drop.”
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Sandra Glad to have another sci fi nut on my friends list. Thanks for thinking of me.


Marianne Pierres Sandra wrote: "Glad to have another sci fi nut on my friends list. Thanks for thinking of me."

Nice to meet you Sandra!


message 3: by Jay

Jay I saw someone reading one of your books today. I wanted to walk up and tell them they had made a good choice, but I was afraid I'd freak them out.


Marianne Pierres Hi Jay, I probably would have wanted to say something to! :)
MDP

Jay wrote: "I saw someone reading one of your books today. I wanted to walk up and tell them they had made a good choice, but I was afraid I'd freak them out."


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Jay Thanks for commenting back =) I can't wait to meet you again at Perth Supanova!

Marianne wrote: "Hi Jay, I probably would have wanted to say something to! :)
MDP

Jay wrote: "I saw someone reading one of your books today. I wanted to walk up and tell them they had made a good choice, but I was..."



Tvaleros (SpadesHighReads) I wanted to comment to give praise on such an articulate book cover for Burn Bright !! I cant wait to get my hands on it and start reading. I may get some wicked dreams from reading it, but I don't care. The brief glimpse of what you described about Burn Bright is already captivating!


Marianne Pierres Tvaleros wrote: "I wanted to comment to give praise on such an articulate book cover for Burn Bright !! I cant wait to get my hands on it and start reading. I may get some wicked dreams from reading it, but I don't..."

Thanks Tvaleros!


Malithi Thanks for adding me


Sangr1a Thanks for your friendship, Marianne! :)


message 10: by Madison

Madison Hey Marianne! :)
So, I have been wanting to read Burn Bright for months now, but I can't find anybody that sells it. Where exactly can I buy it?


Marianne Pierres Madison wrote: "Hey Marianne! :)
So, I have been wanting to read Burn Bright for months now, but I can't find anybody that sells it. Where exactly can I buy it?"


Hi Madison, where are you based?

MDP


message 12: by Bron

Bron Hi Marianne, thanks for adding me :) Transformation Space is staring at me on the bookshelf - must get round to reading it :)


Marianne Pierres Bronwyn wrote: "Hi Marianne, thanks for adding me :) Transformation Space is staring at me on the bookshelf - must get round to reading it :)"

Hi Bronwyn, don't let it wait too long! :)best MDP


message 14: by Bron

Bron Hi Marianne, I have finally read Burn Bright - wow, what a book! Your creativity is boundless!


Marianne Pierres Robin wrote: "i am getting your night creatures books soon can't wait"

awesome! hope you enjoy!


Marianne Pierres Bronwyn wrote: "Hi Marianne, I have finally read Burn Bright - wow, what a book! Your creativity is boundless!"

Just saw your message Bronwyn. Thanks for the kind words. MDP :)


message 17: by Ruby

Ruby Replogle Hey, enter the giveaway over on Burn Brights facebook page, if you haven't already! :) thats 5 Marianne! :)


Marianne Pierres Ruby wrote: "Hey, enter the giveaway over on Burn Brights facebook page, if you haven't already! :) thats 5 Marianne! :)"
:)


Paige (TheBookVulture) Thanks for the friendvite, Marianne!!!!


Luna Rose A question from us fans; will we ever get to see Burn Bright in North America


Marianne Pierres Daria wrote: "A question from us fans; will we ever get to see Burn Bright in North America"

Yes you will Daria. Early next year I'm hoping - at the latest. Stand by for details in November.


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