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Marita A. Hansen

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in Auckland, New Zealand
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The people around me, others I've met, where I've lived, what I see.

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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)
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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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“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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Marita A. Hansen, Behind the Tears

“I betcha masturbate while reading your books. He started imitating a woman's voice. "Oh fuck me harder, Flabio, oh yes, oh no, but we shouldn't , you're too big and I'm a virgin, but oh, you fit so right, but we still mustn't, we're not married, but oh, oh, oh, yes, yes, YES! ~ Dante”
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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).”
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“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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Mireille Chester Thanks for the friend request! :)


Marita Hansen You're welcome, and thanks for accepting it :)


message 3: by Simon

Simon Thanks for looking me up, Marita.


message 4: by Linda

Linda Nelson Marita,
Thanks for the Friendship. Good Luck with the book :)


Marita Hansen Linda wrote: "Marita,
Thanks for the Friendship. Good Luck with the book :)"


Thanks :)


Marita Hansen Behind the Hood

Does anyone know how long it takes for a book to be linked to their author as BEHIND THE HOOD hasn't been linked to my name yet.


message 7: by Eva

Eva Leger Hi Marita, thanks for the friend request. Your book looks like something I may really like. I added it to my to-read list.
I don't know if it's been fixed yet but your last comment about the book being linked, if you still need help with that or another edit message me and I'll be glad to help.
A lot of the info here is imported right from another source but a lot of other things aren't and have to be hand edited by GR librarians. But I'll take a look at the listing and see if it needs anything that jumps out at me. :)


Bookish Ardour Hi Marita, thank you for the friend invite.
Hope you're having a great week.


Taznim hi Marita,
thanks for the add,hope all goes well with your book!!!


message 10: by Marita

Marita Hansen Taznim wrote: "hi Marita,
thanks for the add,hope all goes well with your book!!!"


You're welcome, and thanks too :)


message 11: by Marita

Marita Hansen Over the weekend, starting September 16, I'm doing a Writer's Q & A. Check it out at: http://www.goodreads.com/topic/show/6...


message 12: by CAS

CAS Hi Marita,
Thanks for the friend request. I wish you every success with your upcoming release.. :)
Cheers!
CAS


message 13: by Zee

Zee Monodee Hi Marita! Nice to meet you! :)


message 14: by Marita

Marita Hansen Likewise, and thanks for accepting my request :)


message 15: by Marita

Marita Hansen CAS wrote: "Hi Marita,
Thanks for the friend request. I wish you every success with your upcoming release.. :)
Cheers!
CAS"


Thanks, CAS :)


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Marita Hansen Angela wrote: "Thanks for accepting my friendship request :) Absolutely love "Behind the Hood.""

You're welcome, and thanks for your wonderful review :)


message 17: by Nicola

Nicola Marsh Thanks for the request, Marita.

I love Singapore, have visited many times (though the last time 10 years ago now, too long!)

Would be amazing to live there!


message 18: by Marita

Marita Hansen Nicola wrote: "Thanks for the request, Marita.

I love Singapore, have visited many times (though the last time 10 years ago now, too long!)

Would be amazing to live there!"


You're welcome, and thanks for accepting it. Though, I do find Singapore a bit hot. Thank God for aircon, lol.


message 19: by Ciri

Ciri Thanks you for the request! (:

Wow, you are so lucky! Ft Island are great!


message 20: by Marita (last edited Oct 04, 2011 12:55PM)

Marita Hansen Brittany - tumblrholic wrote: "Thanks you for the request! (:

Wow, you are so lucky! Ft Island are great!"


You're welcome. FT Island were fantastic live. I wish I could go to South Korea to see one of their full concerts...and while I'm there I'd also go see MBLAQ, Beast, U-Kiss and Shinee concerts as well :)


message 21: by Natasha

Natasha Thank you for connecting with me, Its so good to have another book loving reader as a goodreads friend. I look forward to sharing my love of books with you. Please check out my book blog "Where Every Book = A New Adventure", if you haven't already. -♥-


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Marita Hansen Natasha wrote: "Thank you for connecting with me, Its so good to have another book loving reader as a goodreads friend. I look forward to sharing my love of books with you. Please check out my book blog "Where Eve..."

Will do. Thanks :)


message 23: by Marita (last edited Oct 18, 2011 10:02PM)

Marita Hansen Check out my newest installment on my blogsite: Marketing: The Self-Published Author's Guide to Grey Hair...and OCD http://maritaahansen.blogspot.com/


message 24: by Marita

Marita Hansen Here's my newest blogpost:
Eleven rules that males should abide by when interacting with a female.
http://maritaahansen.blogspot.com/201...


message 25: by James

James Piper Thanks Marita for accepting my friendship request.

All the best,
James Piper


message 26: by Marita

Marita Hansen James wrote: "Thanks Marita for accepting my friendship request.

All the best,
James Piper"


You're welcome, and thank you also. Cheers, Marita.


message 27: by Marita

Marita Hansen Last chance! The "Behind the Hood" paperback giveaway finishes tomorrow: http://www.goodreads.com/book/show/12...


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Marita Hansen K.D. wrote: "thanx marita you're my first friend"

You're welcome. And thanks for the request.


message 29: by Carly

Carly Thanks for the friendship Marita :)


message 30: by Marita

Marita Hansen Carly wrote: "Thanks for the friendship Marita :)"

You're welcome. And thanks for accepting my request.


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 32: by Marita

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 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.


message 34: by Al (last edited Dec 11, 2011 05:49AM)

Al 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 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 36: by Al

Al 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 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 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 39: by Graham

Graham Parke Hi, good to have you aboard ;)


message 40: by Jill

Jill Hi Marita, thanks for the invite!


message 41: by Marita

Marita Hansen Jill wrote: "Hi Marita, thanks for the invite!"

You're welcome :)


message 42: by Marita

Marita Hansen Graham wrote: "Hi, good to have you aboard ;)"

Thanks. Likewise.


Savannah Marita, thank you for the friendship..


message 44: by Marita

Marita Hansen Savannah wrote: "Marita, thank you for the friendship.."

You're welcome, and thanks too.


Amunhotep El Bey Hello Marita. Thanks for the add. Xox!


message 46: by Marita

Marita Hansen Amunhotep wrote: "Hello Marita. Thanks for the add. Xox!"

You're welcome. Nice to meet you.


message 47: by Jorge

Jorge A. Thank you Marita! Please to meet you!


message 48: by Marita

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

Likewise :)


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 :)


Christine Hatfield Thanks for being my friend


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