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Marita A. Hansen

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SOME FACTS ABOUT ME:

NATIONALITY: I am a New Zealander with Croatian heritage.

SPORTS: As a teenager 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 worked in the Art History field, then became a full-time artist, doing commissions. I eventually lost all of my senses and gave it up to be a writer :)

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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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After writing BEHIND THE SECRETS I am determined not to let my mafia stories, regardless of sales, determine when I publish the next Behind the Lives installment. It was like going home with Behind the Secrets. I know exactly what to write, things come naturally, I don't even have to think half the time, whereas with the mafia ones I feel like I never get things right, have to constantly questi... Read more of this blog post »
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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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I'm looking at September 30 for MRS. HATTON's release day. It's not confirmed yet, but that date is looking likely. I will confirm the date by next week. It's a teacher/student taboo story.

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Loyda is 39% done with Sustained: She just turns to me blankly. “Would that work for you, Jake?” HELL TO THE FUCKING NO BITCH @WAR HELP ME BEAT THE SHIT OUT OF THIS BITCH I'M SORRY BUT NO JUST FUCKING NOOOO AHHHH Image and video hosting by TinyPic
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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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“I now own your body, your mind, your soul," he whispered. "You are mine to do as I please. I am your master, your god, your nightmare.”
Marita A. Hansen, My Masters' Nightmare Season 1, Ep. 1 "Taken"

“So, his cock accidently slipped into your pussy?”
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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).”
Marita A. Hansen, Behind the Tears

“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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“I find television very educating. Every time somebody turns on the set, I go into the other room and read a book.”
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Too Swift for those who Fear,
Too Long for those who Grieve,
Too Short for those who Rejoice;
But for those who Love,
Time is not.”
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message 78: by Kitten Mercer (last edited Dec 24, 2014 06:23PM)

Kitten Mercer ❀Q's Esclave❀ Merry Christmas Ms. Author and Happy Holidays! ;D❤❤❤



Carol (StarAngel's Reviews) Allen ♥♥ Wishing you the best holiday ever!! ♥♥






message 76: by Anna

Anna Happy Holidays dear Marita glad you accepted my friendship i realy like your books


message 75: by Dean

Dean Pusell Thank you for being my friend Marita :)))


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.


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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.


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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 :)


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

Likewise :)


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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.


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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 :)


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