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Marita A. Hansen

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SOME FACTS ABOUT ME:

NATIONALITY AND CULTURAL CONNECTIONS: I'm a true blue Aucklander, born and bred in New Zealand. I tend to write about cultures I have connections to, such as Croatian and Maori. I would love to visit Croatia again as I have family there.

SPORTS: As a teen my favourite sports were karate, badmington, and running. I also did unarmed combat and played in a touch rugby team (my gym teacher made me do the last one!) Now, I stick to coaching soccer and running. I have completed two marathons, numerous half-marathons and one 30K run.

CAREER PATH: I started off as a Graphic Designer, then went to Auckland University, where I got a BA degree in Art History and Italian Studies and a post-graduate Honours degree in Art History. I wor...more


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Marita A. Hansen There's a gay romance running through Behind the Tears and Behind the Lens with the characters of Corey and Sledge. There's more than one storyline in…moreThere's a gay romance running through Behind the Tears and Behind the Lens with the characters of Corey and Sledge. There's more than one storyline in those books, so it's not only about them, they just have a thread. They are probably my readers' favourite couple from the Behind the Lives series. Anyway, book 5, Behind the Memories, will be based around one of their characters, so that book will concentrate on their relationship more.

I have some gay characters in My Masters' Nightmare too, but no romance as such, they're just part of the cast and storyline.

I plan on writing one F/F relationship for The Santini Brothers series. I can't say which characters as it's a spoiler, and it's not in the near future, as I have a number of male and female character romances to do first for that series. But, from book 2 onward "Brando", the subtleties of their attraction will start to surface. It will only be a minor part of the storyline, as that book is a M/F romance.

I will probably do a M/M one for that series too, but none of the brothers are showing those inclinations, so it might be a capo or soldier who gets the book. I'll have to see, as it's not planned.

So, I guess the answer to your question is "Yes". (less)
Marita A. Hansen In my story, I mentioned two prisoners escaping while being treated in a public hospital. After I wrote it, I Googled to see if anything like that had…moreIn my story, I mentioned two prisoners escaping while being treated in a public hospital. After I wrote it, I Googled to see if anything like that had happened before, and found out it had and in the same city my book is set. The prisoner had climbed up into the ventilation system. But unlike my characters, he was caught relatively quick. Sometimes it's ironic how close fiction can be to reality.(less)
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1) The ending of My Masters' Nightmare and why I don't want to write a Season 2.
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Description: Life on the rough side of New Zealand. In this South Auckland neighbourhood where gang culture, drink, drugs, sex and violence is already a way of life; a vicious attack on a teenage girl sparks a ripple effect of revenge and fury. Live the carnage through multiple viewpoints as the tale unfolds to a bloody climax. Warning: NOT for the faint-hearted. "Behind the Hood" will be on sell mid August 2011.
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Marita Hansen Marita Hansen said: "Our love story didn’t begin when we first met
We were only ten
Instead, we became steadfast friends

The daughter of a seamstress
The son of a Don

Two children who didn’t understand the consequences
Of becoming friends


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My Masters' Nightmare Season 1, Ep. 13 "Ransom" by Marita A. Hansen
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OMG!!I LOVED THIS BOOK!

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Marita Hansen is reading I Love You, Salvatore: The cover is live!!! This is a pure romance, one that covers 26 years. You don't have to read the other books in the series, this one is a self-contained, standalone book. description
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“Jade: "You’ve got to propel rock star, not Sons of Anarchy.”
Dante: “Sons of what?”
Jade: “Don’t you watch television?”
Dante: “I only rent videos, and they all start with a P and end with a big O.”
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Marita A. Hansen, Behind the Tears

“I betcha masturbate while reading your books. He started imitating a woman's voice. "Oh fuck me harder, Flabio, oh yes, oh no, but we shouldn't , you're too big and I'm a virgin, but oh, you fit so right, but we still mustn't, we're not married, but oh, oh, oh, yes, yes, YES! ~ Dante”
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“The sirens in the distance were growing louder. Although it was the music of his neighbourhood, he knew the pigs would soon be performing in his dead-end street.”
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“He closed his eyes and let his head fall back, his visage a portrait of sex. (A description of Dante).”
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“But YOU hurt me. You ripped my heart out and spat on it.” He grabbed the neck of her blouse and tore it open, then placed a hand on her heart and pushed her against the wall. “Do you have a heart in there or are you just a stone-cold bitch who enjoys screwing with people’s lives?" (Dante speaking to Beth).”
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Too Swift for those who Fear,
Too Long for those who Grieve,
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But for those who Love,
Time is not.”
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message 75: by Marita

Marita Hansen You want to know why I haven't published book 4 of Behind the Lives yet? Because torrent sites are killing me. I found one where they uploaded Behind the Lens (Behind the Lives #3) five days ago and got over a 100 downloads. How many did I sell last month of that book? No more than a handful. And that is just one of many sites who stole my book. THAT IS WHY BEHIND THE SECRETS IS NOT OUT YET. Because of sites like that. I can't afford to pay all the costs and to work extremely long hours for pocket money. If people didn't steal my books (they also have My Masters' Nightmare, Ricardo, and Overwhelmed) I could make a proper living from writing and not struggle every damn day to keep a float.


message 74: by Thomas

Thomas Thanks for becoming a friend on GR! Have an awesome day. :)


message 73: by Kevin

Kevin Cole Congrats on all the recent reviews and attention, Marita. You earned it! Nadam se da muz se slaze :-D


Anamarija Thanks for accepting my invite, I can't wait to read Overwhelmed (Blurred Lines, #1). You are 2nd author I found here, with Croatian descent ;) Belle Aurora


message 71: by Marita

Marita Hansen Iain wrote: "Iain Read my first authored book free! It uses a Creative Commons 3.0 license.

https://archive.org/details/IainssBook

Can I have a review please?"


Sorry, I can't review, I'm too busy writing.


message 70: by Iain

Iain Iain Read my first authored book free! It uses a Creative Commons 3.0 license.

https://archive.org/details/IainssBook

Can I have a review please?


message 69: by Jaime

Jaime Thanks for accepting my invite i can't wait to read more of My Masters Nightmare :)


Steph, The Academic-Errant Thanks for accepting my friend request. I look forward to reading and responding to your reviews!


message 67: by S.K.

S.K. Munt hello from the big island above your little one :) Thanks for the add!


message 66: by Amy

Amy Armstrong Hi Marita, thanks for accepting my friend request. Hope you're having a fab day. :)


message 65: by Melanie

Melanie I just want to tell you thanks for having reasonable price books with lots of pages.


DKristin Thank you for accepting my friend request and for the wonderful ARC!!!!!!!




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Miss Fifi stopping by..to wish you Happy Reading! :)

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message 62: by Robin

Robin Clark Thanks for the friendship Marita! May your imagination and inspiration always run free!


message 61: by Dean

Dean Blake Thanks for accepting my request, Marita!


message 60: by Marita

Marita Hansen Gotta get off Goodreads, was supposed to leave an hour ago, but the internet is so addictive. Gone, gone, gone... Hopefully.


message 59: by Redfox5

Redfox5 Hello :) Been on your goodreads friend list for a while and keep reading all the hype about your books. I don't read ebooks so I'm glad to see your now out in paperback. Just ordered behind the Hood :) Can't wait to read it!


Just My Bucking Book Blog Merry Christmas and have a very Happy New Year, Marita :)


message 57: by Marita (last edited Dec 09, 2012 10:42PM)

Marita Hansen A Sneak peek of Chaz's prologue letter and Beth's chapter 1 from the soon to be published BEHIND THE TEARS: SAMPLE LINK

Beth Connor from BEHIND THE TEARS:
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Baba  ♥♥♥ Tyler, Marcus, Archer, Dean, Adrian, Dan & Hunter Thanks for the friend invite, Marita. Look forward to chatting books with you.


message 55: by Marita (last edited Nov 29, 2012 06:07PM)

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message 52: by Marita

Marita Hansen Looks like the "Behind the Tears" cover will probably be changing due to a different structuring of the story (a work in progress due to be published this year). I am attempting to take out Chaz's viewpoints, therefore not allowing people to know what he's up to. Because of this, Ash will most likely be put on the cover instead. Although he is not the bad guy, he has the majority of the chapters in the book.


message 51: by Marita

Marita Hansen Christine wrote: "Thanks for being my friend"

You're welcome, and nice to meet you.


Christine Hatfield Thanks for being my friend


message 49: by Marita

Marita Hansen I'm running my first marathon this weekend. If I don't answer any messages afterwards I've carked it. Nah, I'll be fine :)


message 48: by Marita

Marita Hansen Jorge wrote: "Thank you Marita! Please to meet you!"

Likewise :)


message 47: by Jorge

Jorge A. Thank you Marita! Please to meet you!


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Marita Hansen Amunhotep wrote: "Hello Marita. Thanks for the add. Xox!"

You're welcome. Nice to meet you.


Amunhotep El Bey Hello Marita. Thanks for the add. Xox!


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Marita Hansen Savannah wrote: "Marita, thank you for the friendship.."

You're welcome, and thanks too.


Savannah Marita, thank you for the friendship..


message 42: by Marita

Marita Hansen Graham wrote: "Hi, good to have you aboard ;)"

Thanks. Likewise.


message 41: by Marita

Marita Hansen Jill wrote: "Hi Marita, thanks for the invite!"

You're welcome :)


message 40: by Jill

Jill Hi Marita, thanks for the invite!


message 39: by Graham

Graham Parke Hi, good to have you aboard ;)


message 38: by Marita

Marita Hansen I am attempting to get my book "Behind the Hood" on as many blogsites as I can before the end of January. If you have a blogsite with a good amount of followers let me know as I'm giving away some Smashwords' copies. The only condition is for you to review it both on your blogsite and on Goodreads. Merry Christmas.


message 37: by Marita

Marita Hansen Alecia wrote: "Marita wrote: "Alecia wrote: "Hey, Marita just saw the invite to the Ebook giveaway and went to join in but it says it's ended."

Sorry about that. It was a short contest. But, I have book 2 and 3 ..."


You're welcome.


message 36: by Alecia

Alecia Marita wrote: "Alecia wrote: "Hey, Marita just saw the invite to the Ebook giveaway and went to join in but it says it's ended."

Sorry about that. It was a short contest. But, I have book 2 and 3 from the same s..."



Great. Thanks :)


message 35: by Marita

Marita Hansen Alecia wrote: "Hey, Marita just saw the invite to the Ebook giveaway and went to join in but it says it's ended."

Sorry about that. It was a short contest. But, I have book 2 and 3 from the same series under the giveaway section if you want to enter those. They aren't going to be drawn for a while, but are paperback giveaways.

Thanks for letting me know. Kind regards, Marita.


message 34: by Alecia (last edited Dec 11, 2011 05:49AM)

Alecia Hey, Marita just saw the invite to the Ebook giveaway and went to join in but it says it's ended. Sorry I missed it.


message 33: by Marita

Marita Hansen Thank you everybody who entered the Behind the Hood competition. Shaniyah and Kitty were drawn as the winners. All the best, Marita.


message 32: by Marita

Marita Hansen Angela wrote: "Marita wrote: "I'd love to know what you think about my new blurb for "Behind the Hood." I wanted to change things as I thought the old one didn't do it justice. The new one below may not be perfec..."

Thanks. Also, thanks for the book recommendation, lol. Never thought I'd get someone recommending to me my own book. No, worries, I saw that it was a bulk send. Still, it was nice to see that someone is recommending my work. Cheers :)


message 31: by Marita (last edited Dec 05, 2011 08:58PM)

Marita Hansen I'd love to know what you think about my new blurb for "Behind the Hood." I wanted to change things as I thought the old one didn't do it justice. The new one below may not be perfect, but with a bit of tweeking it could be just right for the back of my book cover:

Behind the Hood (Behind the Lives #1)
by Marita A. Hansen (Goodreads Author)

New Zealand author Marita A. Hansen weaves a breathtaking tale of revenge and violence in the first book from the new series Behind the Lives.

A gang leader, a hapless teenage girl, a young father struggling to support his wife and baby, an abused boy and more give different sides to a harrowing tale that could be told anywhere in the world.

It will leave you bleathless.


message 30: by Marita

Marita Hansen Carly wrote: "Thanks for the friendship Marita :)"

You're welcome. And thanks for accepting my request.


message 29: by Carly

Carly Thanks for the friendship Marita :)


message 28: by Marita

Marita Hansen K.D. wrote: "thanx marita you're my first friend"

You're welcome. And thanks for the request.


message 27: by Marita

Marita Hansen Last chance! The "Behind the Hood" paperback giveaway finishes tomorrow: http://www.goodreads.com/book/show/12...


message 26: by Marita

Marita Hansen James wrote: "Thanks Marita for accepting my friendship request.

All the best,
James Piper"


You're welcome, and thank you also. Cheers, Marita.


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