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Madeline Martin

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Madeline Martin is a USA TODAY Bestselling author of Scottish set historical romance novels filled with twists and turns, adventure, steamy romance, empowered heroines and the men who are strong enough to love them.

She lives a glitter-filled life in Jacksonville, Florida with her two daughters (known collectively as the minions) and a man so wonderful he's been dubbed Mr. Awesome. She loves Disney, Nutella, cat videos and goats dressed up in pajamas. She also loves to travel and attributes her love of history to having spent most of her childhood as an Army brat in Germany.

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Madeline Martin I love the way the stories live in my head. It's like when you read a book you can't stop thinking about, but instead of lasting a couple days, the ex…moreI love the way the stories live in my head. It's like when you read a book you can't stop thinking about, but instead of lasting a couple days, the experience continues for the length of writing the book.
I love when I come up with a hook that makes me gasp out loud or when a plot point hits me and I can't write fast enough to keep up. And I love my characters. I may torture them and put them through hell, but I take great care in constructing their pasts, their strengths and their weaknesses. It is not uncommon for me to get choked up toward the end of the book. What can I say? I love the people who live in my head. :)(less)
Madeline Martin First of all, I tackle the hardest step - I make myself sit down and open Word. Then I work on something that has nothing to do with my manuscript. I …moreFirst of all, I tackle the hardest step - I make myself sit down and open Word. Then I work on something that has nothing to do with my manuscript. I write a small scene that popped in my head or I look at a whimsical picture like Margarita Kareva's photos and I start a story about how the woman ended up where she was. I'll do that for about thirty minutes or so and then I've found I've warmed up my creative writing muscles.
For time when writer's block lasts a long time, I make sure I still set my alarm for 4:30 every day and I still get up and write. Even if it's 100 words, it's better than nothing and still keeps my toes dipped in the writing pool.(less)
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“She needed this. For the comfort, for the love, for all the glorious things she did not deserve and yet could not stop herself from wanting.”
Madeline Martin, Deception of a Highlander

“She was smooth and beautiful under his rough, callused hands-an amorous balm to soothe the ugliness of war.”
Madeline Martin

“He poured a splash of liquid into a second cup. “Come in and warm yerself by the fire.”
Ariana walked deeper into the room, toward the glow of the hearth. It’s heat enveloped her skin and eased away the chill with such expediency, she almost sighed.
Connor appeared beside her with a metal cup extended. “I canna sleep often myself.”
She closed her fingers around the cool surface and glanced at the dark liquid within. A sharp scent hit her nostrils.
“Whisky,” Connor said.
He was perfection in the firelight. Shadows etched his jaw while the light softened his face, his lips. The powerful lines of his chest were visible at the neck of his leine, as well as a dark peppering of small curling black hairs.
“Whisky,” Ariana said with a forced stare at the cup instead of him. “Of course. I drink this all the time.”
“Aye, I knew that about ye. When I first saw ye, I thought, ‘Now there’s a lass who can handle her whisky.’” Connor winked at her with disarming playfulness. “It’ll do ye some good. Take off the chill and settle yer thoughts.”
“Why do you assume my thoughts are unsettled?” she asked.
He took a swallow from his cup. “Because sleep comes easily to those without weight on their minds.”
Ariana took a careful sip from her own cup, the way she’d seen men at the card tables drink. The liquid burned like sin down her throat and caught in her chest.
She gritted her teeth and swallowed hard several times to keep from sputtering.
Though she’d hoped to keep her reaction discreet, the grin on Connor’s face told her he saw through her guise.
“It’s good.” Her voice came out in a croak and Connor laughed. It was a warm, rich sound and she found it terribly pleasing.
His eyes crinkled. “Now that we’ve discovered yer love of whisky, why dinna ye tell me what’s got yer thoughts heavy?”
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“A single bead of water rolled along the length of his spine and glided down the powerful lines of his body. Mariel moistened her lips and watched its seductive descent, overwhelmed with the temptation to trace its path with the tip of her tongue.”
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