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. All shenanigans are detailed regularly on Twitter and on Facebook.

Madeline loves animals in sweaters, cat videos, and working out (to support her love of wine and Nutella). As she is unable to have pets herself due to allergies, she has acquired a plastic Halloween skeleton named Nick and a small robot named Meccano - both of whom are dressed up regularly by the m

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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…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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My gift to you this holiday season - Highland Spy FREE!!!!
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"...readers longing for a good old-fashioned adventure with empowered women will find much to enjoy.”
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Ariana Fitzroy is destitute and alone, cheating at cards to survive.
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A fast-paced adventure of trust and falling in love. Filled with murder, villains, suspense, and a slow building romance., Characters were interesting and had my attention quickly. Well written and a go..." Read more of this review »
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"Wow, that was a wonderfully exciting story. It was such a pleasure to read.
Thank you Madeline Martin.
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"These stories are quiet different than what I usually read. I enjoyed the change. Each story had a fairy tale twist to it. The only Author I know is Madeline Martin. I'm always excited to read her work. Now I have new Authors to enjoy!"
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She’d done everything right and ended up with nothing. She’d given her heart and seen it rejected. Her throat tightened against the rush of emotion and she squeezed her fists until her arms shook with the effort.
This brought back memories of a time I felt just as such. A failure and alone. It made me wonder how many others have felt this way at one time or another in their own life. How are they doing now? Do they have similarreactions post-problem as I do; struggling with mental issues on a day to day basis. I'm sure I am not alone, though that is today and really, what could someone do or say that I haven't thought of on my own. I don't mind the help, just sometimes I don't care for it. It gave me such a strong want to include such things in my review, but the feeling had passed in not having the ...more
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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.”
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“No more sounds emerged as he walked through the forest, save the whisper of the leaves above. Though nothing further appeared out of the ordinary, he knew one thing for certain.
He was not alone.”
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“It doesna matter the direction necessity forces ye to take in life, it matters which way ye go when ye have a choice.”
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“He cradled her burning cheek and his rough fingers chafed. He radiated more heat than a bustling inn’s kitchen—and his warmth was every bit as alluring. Comfort, his body promised. Care and sustenance.”
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“The Maximilian of her memory ceased to exist next to the real man. The former was a simple penny-lute tune. In the flesh, Max was the King’s Theater orchestra playing Haydn.”
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“She was smooth and beautiful under his rough, callused hands-an amorous balm to soothe the ugliness of war.”
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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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Carol *Young at Heart Oldie* Thank you for friend invite, Madeline. :)

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