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Mary Calmes believes in romance, happily ever afters, and the faith it takes for her characters to get there. She bleeds coffee, thinks chocolate should be its own food group, and currently lives in Kentucky with a five-pound furry ninja that protects her from baby birds, spiders and the neighbor’s dogs. To stay up to date on her ponderings and pandemonium (as well as the adventures of the ninja) follow her on Twitter @MaryCalmes, connect with her on Facebook, and subscribe to her Mary’s Mob newsletter.



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“I want you back here now. I want you next to me now. I cannot believe that my family, your brother, all our friends, and an entire police force can't keep tabs on one twenty-six year old graphic designer who thinks he's fuckin' Batman.
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message 72: by Mary

Mary Vanna wrote: "Thanks for accepting my friend request Mary. I am a huge fan of yours and love your older books; but the Marshall series.. OMG.. I'm absolutely in LOVE with the Ian and Miro.. Just finished reading..."

Thank you so much. <3


message 71: by Vanna

Vanna Thanks for accepting my friend request Mary. I am a huge fan of yours and love your older books; but the Marshall series.. OMG.. I'm absolutely in LOVE with the Ian and Miro.. Just finished reading "Twisted and Tied" and laughed and cried.. went through a whole gamut of emotions. I know this was the last one, but I am looking forward to more stories from that ensemble. :-)


message 70: by Mary

Mary Melinda wrote: "I've noticed some similarities between the character of Stefan Joss from Timing and Jory Keyes from A Matter of Time Book I (some personality traits, as well as many ..."

Jory and Stef are both blond, yes, but that's where their physical similarities digress, Jory is short will Stef is tall, Stef is a fighter, Jory more a lover, Stef is a meticulous businessman, Jory is more artistic and scattered. In After the Sunset, you see another side of Stef and in Jory's other books, he changes as well. I think the main differences are seen if you tried to pair Stef and Sam. Sam is far too possessive for Stef who likes his freedom. Jory likes to be smothered in that demonstrative way Sam has that would drive Stef bonkers and that Rand, with a billion things to do in a day, doesn't have time for. I think the biggest difference though is that Stef can be plain mean at times and can come off a bit cold while the same could never be said of Jory. There are many crossovers in my books and a few in other authors work. It's always fun to do that.


message 69: by Melinda

Melinda I've noticed some similarities between the character of Stefan Joss from Timing and Jory Keyes from A Matter of Time Book I (some personality traits, as well as many physical traits - I think the only big difference is the colour of their eyes). Just wondering if this is a coincidence - or perhaps there may be something more to it?? Would LOVE to see a crossover with all characters from both these series.


message 68: by Bella (last edited Sep 18, 2016 11:54AM)

Bella First of all, congrats for the 3rd book of Marshals. Loved it. My question is, will there be more books to this series or 3rd one is the last?


message 67: by K.A.

K.A. Mary wrote: "K.A. wrote: "Hello.....What is the release date in Sept for The Marshals?"

It's 9/16/16 which is awesome because it's my Dad's bday. :)"


Sweet, thank you!


message 66: by Mary

Mary K.A. wrote: "Hello.....What is the release date in Sept for The Marshals?"

It's 9/16/16 which is awesome because it's my Dad's bday. :)


message 65: by K.A.

K.A. Hello.....What is the release date in Sept for The Marshals?


message 64: by Mary

Mary Hadis wrote: "My Dear mary you don't know what I'm feeling when i read your lovely books , satisfaction , love , comfort ...
Thank you for being a great writer ♥♥♥"


You are so kind to say such things, thank you. It means more thank you know. <3


message 63: by Mary

Mary Paula wrote: "Are we going to get more Stef and Rand?"
It'll be Glenn's books actually but you'll see Stef and Rand in there. :)


message 62: by Hadis

Hadis My Dear mary you don't know what I'm feeling when i read your lovely books , satisfaction , love , comfort ...
Thank you for being a great writer ♥♥♥


message 61: by Mary

Mary I just wanted to thank everyone for voting for me in the M/M Romance Member's Choice Awards, I appreciate you all so very much. <3


message 60: by Trio

Trio I just finished Fit to be Tied and I absolutely loved it! Miro is amazing. I listened to the audio version and Tristan James was just perfect. Please tell me there is a third book in the series coming soon?


message 59: by Keri

Keri Oh Mary, I'm not sure about redeeming Koren. He and Russ don't deserve a happy ending in my opinion. Now expanding on the future alpha and Crane's kids would be great!


message 58: by Mary

Mary Tricia wrote: "I don't know what's so addicting to your works but I soooooooooooooooo love them! can I ask you if yuri and domin will have their offspring? (wishing to have a glimpse with logan and jin even if it..."

No, no more stories in the Change of Heart universe in the foreseeable future. I've stopped saying never, but at the moment I can't imagine it. I like leaving everyone in a good, solid place. The only character that still sort of interests me is Koren. I'd love to redeem him. Someday. :)


message 57: by Tricia

Tricia Atanacio I don't know what's so addicting to your works but I soooooooooooooooo love them! can I ask you if yuri and domin will have their offspring? (wishing to have a glimpse with logan and jin even if it's in domin's perspective) thanks!


Isabella Oh Mary another Sam and Jory book! I think heaven looks like this!
Thank you!!!


message 55: by Keri

Keri Thank you for accepting my Friend request. I've been enjoying your books for a few years now and I love re-reading them, as the characters never get old. Loved getting a new Jin and Logan read. Is there any possibility of getting a new Rand and Stef book? Thanks again.


message 54: by Mary

Mary BWT (Belen) wrote: "Mary, not to be a dunce...but many of us have been wondering how to properly pronounce your last name. I have almost every book of yours on audio and none of the narrators pronounce it the same! So..."

LOL. None of the narrators say it right. It's actually Cal-May. And thank you for asking. :)


BWT (Belen) Mary, not to be a dunce...but many of us have been wondering how to properly pronounce your last name. I have almost every book of yours on audio and none of the narrators pronounce it the same! Sometimes it's pronounced like "calm", or "calms" or "calm-ay". So which is right? Or are none of those right?


Wyckedone Hallo there!

I'm in the middle of All Kinds of Tied Down and I am absolutely loving it!!!

I am a huge Sam & Jory fan but, Ian & Miro? Wow! They just work on a whole 'nother level, sister!
IMHO, as popular as the MoT Series is, I seriously think a series with these two guys would be just as popular (if not more so!).
I'm only 1/3 the way through but I can already see SO many possibilities for a series with these guys. Any plans to make it into one?

Happy writing to you,
Wycked


BWT (Belen) Thank you for accepting! I'm trying to not be all creepy fangirl here...but you are my favorite M/M Romance writer!
I just want to thank you for the many hours and days of absolute joy and pleasure your characters have brought me.


message 50: by Nic

Nic Thanks for the friendship and for sharing your wonderful books. Just finished your short story, Heart of the Race (loved it!) and looking forward to Parting Short - that series is absolutely fabulous!


message 49: by Lavinia

Lavinia Lewis Hi Mary, thanks so much for accepting my friend request. Hope you're having a fab day!


Purple28 Hi Mary, thanks for adding me as your friend.
I can't get enough of your books!


message 47: by Mary

Mary Thank you all for popping by and leaving such wonderful comments.:)


message 46: by Macky (last edited Jan 27, 2013 10:52AM)

Macky Hi Mary. Thanks for adding me as a friend. Your books have given me hours of pleasure and will continue to do so because I read them a lot! :)


message 45: by Sophia

Sophia Thank you for accepting my friend request, Mary. I have really been enjoying my time working my way through your book list. I laugh and 'ah' over many things your characters say and do.

Happy New Year!
Sophia


message 44: by Trisha

Trisha Harrington Hi Mary I have to say I love both Jory and Sam and Stefan and Rand. I have read both series several times, I also really really love Acrobat :)


message 43: by Jessie

Jessie Potts I just got But for You !!!! I am so ticked I won't be able to start until later tonight!


message 42: by Mary

Mary Tami wrote: "Hi, wanted to let you know how very much I LOVE your "Warder Series". Fantastic job! I just finished #5 and I'm about to start #6. Thank you!"

I'm so glad you've enjoyed my warders. I'm working on a novel now to tie up my loose ends. :)


message 41: by Tami

Tami Hi, wanted to let you know how very much I LOVE your "Warder Series". Fantastic job! I just finished #5 and I'm about to start #6. Thank you!


message 40: by Mary

Mary Bogusia wrote: "Hi Mary,
Thanks for accepting my friend invite.I just wanted to thank you for writing such wonderful books. I love 'A matter of time' and I'm re-reading for the fifth time. There are some books tha..."


I had originally planned to do a sequel to Again but the more time goes by I think no. I did just have the 4th and last AMOT book accepted so I am excoted about that. Sad to say goodbye to Sam and Jory but it's time. Thank you so much for loving my guys. :)


message 39: by Bogusia

Bogusia Hi Mary,
Thanks for accepting my friend invite.I just wanted to thank you for writing such wonderful books. I love 'A matter of time' and I'm re-reading for the fifth time. There are some books that I can read over and over and this is one of them. I love 'Again' too :)Will there be a sequel to this book?


message 38: by Mary

Mary Jessie wrote: "Yet again.... I adore Mine, Acrobat, and am reading through Frog!"
Oh thank you. :)


message 37: by Jessie

Jessie Potts Yet again.... I adore Mine, Acrobat, and am reading through Frog!


message 36: by Mary

Mary Nicci wrote: "Hi Mary,

Thanks for accepting the friend invite. I finished reading Mine and I love the book and its characters esp Trevan, Landry, and Conrad. You probably have a busy writing schedule plan, bu..."


Nicci I was so thrilled that you loved Mine, that one is really special to me and the fact that you loved it is a bigger deal then you can imagine. Thank you so much and the review on your site just blew me away. :)


message 35: by Nicci

Nicci Hi Mary,

Thanks for accepting the friend invite. I finished reading Mine and I love the book and its characters esp Trevan, Landry, and Conrad. You probably have a busy writing schedule plan, but I would love to read more in this universe. Conrad is a real interesting character. :-)


message 34: by Mary

Mary Piper wrote: "Thanks for accepting the friend request, Mary. Nice meeting you at the Rainbow Book Fair. :)"

It was so good to meet you too!:)


message 33: by Piper

Piper Vaughn Thanks for accepting the friend request, Mary. Nice meeting you at the Rainbow Book Fair. :)


message 32: by Mary

Mary Thank you Jessie, that's really nice to hear. There's a teeny sequel.
http://archive.constantcontact.com/fs...

You just have to scroll down to The Daily Sizzle. :)


message 31: by Jessie

Jessie Potts Just finished First Day of Forever.... So cute! Thanks for that freebie


message 30: by Jessie

Jessie Potts Mary wrote: "Thanks Jessie. Come on, where Crane goes, Jin will be eventually. :)"

Thank god!


message 29: by Mary

Mary Thanks Jessie. Come on, where Crane goes, Jin will be eventually. :)


message 28: by Jessie

Jessie Potts :-( I don't know if I'm completely happy that Domin gets his own or saddened that I won't see Jin and Logan even more!

:-D awesome book! I have adored everything you've written!


message 27: by Lovely

Lovely Domin, yes!

I love all the characters in the series. But I've loved Jin the most ever since the first book. However, after reading the third book, I've fallen in love with Domin. (I still love you the most Jin but I am in love with Domin. XD)

Jin thought "Logan looked like a king" while Domin "looked dangerous, like some sort of pirate king", and I romantically love dangerous-looking men. XD

Domin is many things including wicked and playful. His POV, I'm sure, will be very interesting.

Thank you for creating and writing the Change of Heart series. I'm looking forward to reading the next book. :)


message 26: by Mary

Mary Marie~
Thank you for your wonderful comments and I started it, have to finish and submit and hope that my publisher likes it. I do intend to answer lots of questions and create new ones. Domin is a different character then Jin so his POV should be interesting. :)


message 25: by Lovely

Lovely After reading Honored Vow, I knew there's going to be a fourth book! Woop! Woop! XD

I guessed that 'coz there were some loose ends left out of the third book.

Like (1) the tribe of Mafdet's new life without Domin, Yuri, Mikhail, Crane, and Taj; (2) Jin and Delphine having the baby; (3) New life (in Sobek) of Domin as the new semel-aten, of Yuri as the mate of the semel-aten, of Mikhail as sylvan of the new semel-aten, of Crane as the maahes of the new semel-aten while still being the beset of the reah of the tribe of Mafdet, and of Taj as sheseru of the new semel-aten; (4) Koren's unstable feelings for Domin, Mikhail's possible feelings for Danny, and Crane's and Yusuke's feelings for each other; (5) Koren's standing as Logan's heir, Danny's role as the new sylvan of the tribe of Mafdet, Yusuke's role as the new maahes of the tribe of Mafdet, the acquiring of Avery as the new sheseru of the tribe of Mafdet, and Markel's and Ivan's role as the akers of the tribe of Mafdet; (6) the tribe of Mafdet's regard for the duat Russ and his life with Samantha; (7) the punishing of Archer Pike, and his sheseru and his sylvan; and (8) Ayumi's and Kei's possible understanding or continued lack thereof of Jin being a reah and a nekhene.

Some of these will be dealt with in the fourth book, right? Can't wait! When will it be released?

Love the whole series! XD


message 24: by Mary

Mary Oh the winery, that sounds heavenly. Tell him he'll get island fever. Don't let him do it. Only way off is by boat or plane, just say no. You have the right idea.


message 23: by Mary

Mary Joann, there is only snow on the Big Island but I live on Oahu so no snow for me. It's just stinkin' hot. When Mel was talking about the leaves changing and fall coming on my power month post, I melted into goo. Sooooo want the cold. Working on moving off the rock. :)


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