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Maria G. Cope

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I am the daughter of hard working Southerners, the wife of a United States Soldier, and a self-proclaimed nerd fighter. When I'm not writing, I'm working in mental health or allowing nursing school to slowly steal pieces of my soul. In anything I do, I'm observing my surroundings for what or who to write about next. So yeah, I'm basically a weirdo. I write New Adult and Adult novels; the stories in my head sometimes come out as Contemporary Romance and sometimes they come out as a mess. I let my readers be the judge of the genre.

Lowlife is the second book and conclusion of the Bottom Feeder novels, though not the last you will see of its characters. The first book in the new series, yet to be titled, is scheduled to be released in late Win

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Maria G. Cope Hi, Kristen. I don't want to give anything away, so I 'll just say I have a few things up my proverbial sleeve that I hope will help the series…moreHi, Kristen. I don't want to give anything away, so I 'll just say I have a few things up my proverbial sleeve that I hope will help the series standout. At the very least I'm hoping I can stand proudly beside other great MC series'. My goal is that when you read the introduction to the Steel Hippios series, the question will be immediately be answered. (less)
Maria G. Cope I never mind a few questions! :D I'll just go in order.

Yes, Reaver 6 is a real person. He was in the same unit as my husband when we were at Bragg.

I never mind a few questions! :D I'll just go in order.

Yes, Reaver 6 is a real person. He was in the same unit as my husband when we were at Bragg.

After the run-in with the schmublisher, I'm not sure about traditional publishing. I like the freedom of self-publishing, but my ultimate goal is to begin my own publishing company in the way distance future.

I don't want to have any spoilers, but the child will be making an appearance in the Steel Hippios novels.

It was never planned, but the more I get this question, the more I am liking the idea more. Maybe not a full-length novel, but I am leaning towards a novella in between Steel Hippios novels. (less)
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Happy Monday, y'all!

As some of you know, Night Moves will be released in late March (sooner if the editor pushes it back to me with the go-ahead). I will be giving away Night Moves for free to the first fifty or so people who comment on the post the day it is released. This is the reason I am not doing a pre-order for the book.

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“Being rejected by someone you knew you never stood a chance with is like pouring salt on a wound that already has salt in it. It preserves the hurt.”
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“But never underestimate me. Never. When life throws me a curve ball, I swing. Sometimes I hit, sometimes I miss, but you can bet every pressed suit in your closet that I give everything.”
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Maria Cope Herekittykitty wrote: "Hi Maria,

LOVED Bottom Feeder, can't wait for the sequel. Any idea of a publication date yet?



Thank you so much! The sequel will be out March 25, 2014. :)

kittykat (was Herekittykitty) Hi Maria,

LOVED Bottom Feeder, can't wait for the sequel. Any idea of a publication date yet?



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