Marie Sexton

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Marie Sexton lives in Colorado. She’s a fan of just about anything that involves muscular young men piling on top of each other. In particular, she loves the Denver Broncos and enjoys going to the games with her husband. Her imaginary friends often tag along. Marie has one daughter, two cats, and one dog, all of whom seem bent on destroying what remains of her sanity. She loves them anyway.

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Marie Sexton Honestly, it's the only thing I've ever really felt compelled to try my hand at.

Back in about 2008, I'd stumbled into the m/m genre and read a few…more
Honestly, it's the only thing I've ever really felt compelled to try my hand at.

Back in about 2008, I'd stumbled into the m/m genre and read a few books. I wasn't really aware of ebooks or of the m/m community at the time. I was just scouring Amazon and local book shops for paperbacks. Anyway, then in December of that year, I quit my job of eleven years to be a stay-at-home mom. The plan was for me to go back to work once my daughter started school. But, a few months later, I had a dream about two men in a hallway, one of them very conflicted and tied in emotional knots, and the other one head-over-heels in love. It felt very real and sort of heart-wrenching.

I spent the morning debating if I should try to write it, because I'd never written anything before. I mean, yeah, there was some bad poetry back in high school, but in the intervening years, the only things I'd written were college term papers, and then memos and emails at the office. I'd never even tried to write a book. But at some point, I worked up my nerve and sat down at the computer. Once I started, it became sort of an obsession, piecing that story together. I'd get so caught up in writing I'd forget to pick up my kid, or to feed her. (Bad mom!)

I tried to hide it from my husband at first, because I was embarrassed -- not so much about the subject matter as because I'd never tried to write a book before and I felt like a fraud. Eventually, he asked if I was having an online affair, because I was spending so much time on the computer, so I confessed, and he was very supportive.

Well, that story grew and developed and eventually became Promises. Once Dreamspinner picked it up, my husband said, "Forget going back to work. Just write more books." And although I sometimes I think I should try my hand at another genre, I never seem to have any ideas that don't involve two men falling in love. :-)

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Marie Sexton Funny story, because my MIL was given a brand new *gigantic* TV from the family for Christmas, but she refuses to pay for HD service, and none of the…moreFunny story, because my MIL was given a brand new *gigantic* TV from the family for Christmas, but she refuses to pay for HD service, and none of the rest of us will agree to watch the Super Bowl in non-HD. (Snobs, I know.) So, everybody will be coming here for the game. We'll definitely have lots of queso dip, beer and wine, and probably pulled pork sandwiches, or something similar that I can dump into the crock pot and then ignore. :-)

And of course the Coda boys will all be at Matt and Jared's, where there will be beer, nachos, and popcorn. (The latter is mostly for Matt to throw at people.)

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“I understand addiction now. I never did before, you know. How could a man (or a woman) do something so self-destructive, knowing that they’re hurting not only themselves, but the people they love? It seemed that it would be so incredibly easy for them to just not take that next drink. Just stop. It’s so simple, really. But as so often happens with me, my arrogance kept me from seeing the truth of the matter.
I see it now though.
Every day, I tell myself it will be the last. Every night, as I’m falling asleep in his bed, I tell myself that tomorrow I’ll book a flight to Paris, or Hawaii, or maybe New York. It doesn’t matter where I go, as long as it’s not here. I need to get away from Phoenix—away from him—before this goes even one step further.
And then he touches me again, and my convictions disappear like smoke in the wind.
This cannot end well. That’s the crux of the matter, Sweets. I’ve been down this road before—you know I have—and there’s only heartache at the end. There’s no happy ending waiting for me like there was for you and Matt. If I stay here with him, I will become restless and angry. It’s happening already, and I cannot stop it. I’m becoming bitter and terribly resentful. Before long, I will be intolerable, and eventually, he’ll leave me. But if I do what I have to do, what my very nature compels me to do, and move on, the end is no better. One way or another, he’ll be gone. Is it not wiser to end it now, Sweets, before it gets to that point? Is it not better to accept that this happiness I have is destined to self-destruct?
Tomorrow I will leave. Tomorrow I will stop delaying the inevitable. Tomorrow I will quit lying to myself, and to him.
Tomorrow.
What about today, you ask? Today it’s already too late. He’ll be home soon, and I have dinner on the stove, and wine chilling in the fridge. And he will smile at me when he comes through the door, and I will pretend like this fragile, dangerous thing we have created between us can last forever.
Just one last time, Sweets. Just one last fix. That’s all I need.
And that is why I now understand addiction.”
Marie Sexton, Strawberries for Dessert

“Jared?” His fingers were playing gently in my curls.
“Yes?” I was more than halfway asleep, perfectly warm and content, back in my own bed. With him.
“Say it for me.”
“You’re heavy.”
“No.”
“You’re a manipulative bastard.”
“No.” He was laughing.
“You’re right.”
He gave one hard tug on my hair. “That’s not it either.”
“I love you?”
He sighed contentedly. “That’s the one.”
Marie Sexton, Promises

“You can’t control what others think. The only thing you can control is yourself. Some people will look down on you for your choices in life, no matter what they are. You can’t do anything about that. The only thing you can do is decide how to live your own life. And to hell with everybody else”
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message 20: by Bev

Bev Thanks for the add.


message 19: by Marie

Marie Sexton Thomas wrote: "Hi, Marie. I like your Coda Book series and am curious: Will the entire series be available in paperback, especially books three through six?"

Hi Thomas! Thanks very much! I'm not sure which books are three through six, to be honest, since I've never thought of them in that way. At this point, I think the only things not in paperback are Matt and Jared's short stories, The Promise and Putting Out Fires, and Cole's final book, Bread Pudding. Those probably won't ever be in print, because of their length. But the three main novels are in paperback, and the last two Zach/Angelo books are available in a single print anthology.

Amazon:
http://www.amazon.com/Letter-Z-Paris-...

Dreamspinner Press: http://www.dreamspinnerpress.com/stor...

Hope that helps, and thanks again!


message 18: by Thomas

Thomas Bruso Hi, Marie. I like your Coda Book series and am curious: Will the entire series be available in paperback, especially books three through six?


message 17: by Marie

Marie Sexton Gina wrote: "Hi Marie, thanks so much for accepting my friend request. I love your books! :D"

Thank you! That's always great to hear. :-)


message 16: by Gina

Gina Hi Marie, thanks so much for accepting my friend request. I love your books! :D


message 15: by Nic

Nic Thanks so much for the friendship! :)


Purple28 Marie wrote: "Purple28 wrote: "Thanks for accepting me as your friend.
I have read Strawberries for Dessert so many times!
I love Cole, he makes me laugh!"

Thanks! I'm happy to hear that. He has another book c..."



You have just made my day!! Role on June!!


message 13: by Marie

Marie Sexton Purple28 wrote: "Thanks for accepting me as your friend.
I have read Strawberries for Dessert so many times!
I love Cole, he makes me laugh!"


Thanks! I'm happy to hear that. He has another book coming out in June. :-)


Purple28 Thanks for accepting me as your friend.
I have read Strawberries for Dessert so many times!
I love Cole, he makes me laugh!


message 11: by Marie

Marie Sexton Macky wrote: "Hi Marie. Thanks for friending. Yet another Coda fan but I love all your others too. Also love the piccy s on your tumblr! I visit often... Wonder why! :-D"

Thanks so much, Macky!


message 10: by Macky

Macky Hi Marie. Thanks for friending. Yet another Coda fan but I love all your others too. Also love the piccy s on your tumblr! I visit often... Wonder why! :-D


message 9: by Marie

Marie Sexton Dyhmond wrote: "Marie! You are an outstanding writer! I'm enjoying my foray into MM literature because of you! Love the Coda series. it's my favorite! can't wait to read more!"

Thanks so much! I'm really glad to hear you're enjoying them. :-)


Dyhmond Marie! You are an outstanding writer! I'm enjoying my foray into MM literature because of you! Love the Coda series. it's my favorite! can't wait to read more!


message 7: by Jessa

Jessa Ryan Thanks for accepting my friendship request. I'm a huge fan! Oh, and I just love your snark!!


PaParanormalFan Renee Hello Marie, Thank you for accepting my Friend Invite. I just joined your Goodreads Group, The Heidi and Marie Show & subscribe to your Blog, Coffee and Porn in the Morning, which I love reading, it definitely brightens up my day. :)
Take care & Happy Writing,
Renee'


message 5: by Kat

Kat Thanks for accepting my friendship :)


message 4: by Erin

Erin Jamison Thanks for the friendship Marie!


Michael Mandrake Thank you for adding me as a friend on Goodreads!

I'm looking forward to reading your work!


message 2: by Marie

Marie Sexton Anke wrote: "Hi Marie,
Just finished "Putting Out Fires" and am still smiling - what a wonderful story! I hope there will be more of Matt and Jared.

Best wishes,
Anke."


Thanks Anke! I'm glad you enjoyed it!


message 1: by Anke (last edited Feb 14, 2011 11:09PM)

Anke Hi Marie,
Just finished "Putting Out Fires" and am still smiling - what a wonderful story! I hope there will be more of Matt and Jared.

Best wishes,
Anke.


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