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Maureen Willett is a writer of fiction that pushes the boundaries of established genres. Her stories mostly come from her own family legends that have been passed down through generations, but then she tops them off with a twist of faery dust and angel wings.

But at the core of each story are great characters in very human conflicts that anyone will find compelling. Each novel is crafted as an experience that will take readers beyond their day-to-day lives, incorporating themes of time travel, reincarnation, and magic.



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Maureen Willett My head is usually in the clouds in my wild imagination, so that's the main source of my ideas. But for my latest novel, Near The Wild, I actually got…moreMy head is usually in the clouds in my wild imagination, so that's the main source of my ideas. But for my latest novel, Near The Wild, I actually got ideas for it while researching my family tree on www.ancestory.com a couple of years ago. I went online to do a family tree and found all sorts of stories about my ancestors in the old west. (less)
Maureen Willett I've never really experienced writer's block. My ideas come to me constantly. It's more not having the time to write, because I also have a day job…moreI've never really experienced writer's block. My ideas come to me constantly. It's more not having the time to write, because I also have a day job and a family to keep me busy. I always have a novel in progress, but it takes me some time to complete each because I might go for days without being able to write. (less)
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The Soul Stealer

4.33 avg rating — 9 ratings — published 2013 — 2 editions
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message 14: by Maureen

Maureen Willett Thank you to Lisa's World of Books for featuring Near The Wild. If you publish paranormal fiction and haven't yet worked with Bewitching Book Tours, you really should. Roxanne Rhoads does a great job!


message 13: by Maureen

Maureen Willett TOP TEN MUST-HAVES IN A PAGE-TURNING READ
My list of favorite novels is a revolving door, but they all have certain elements. This list is not necessarily in order of preference, because that can change, too.
1) A sexy bad boy character with a secret heart of gold. I prefer him to be a bit flawed, too. So, maybe a scar down his cheek, or recovering alcoholic, something to make him more real.
2) A strong female character who sets out to tame the bad boy, only to find herself changed for the better because of him. She shouldn’t be too pretty, though. Again, I like my characters real.
3) An element of magic.
4) Something new, unique, or different. A story I haven’t read a million times before.
5) A bit of mystery. Whether it’s the plot, a character, I don’t care, but I don’t want everything to be too obvious or predictable. Surprise me!
6) Humor. I love characters who keep their sense of humor, even in the darkest, most stressful situations.
7) Even if it’s paranormal fiction or sci-fy, make it believable. I want to close that book thinking whatever those characters went through could happen to me.
8) Not just steamy sex, but also romance. It’s far more compelling and memorable.
9) A great setting. Take me somewhere I’ve never been before!
10) A satisfying ending. I hate feeling like I wasted my time because the ending is meaningless or trite. There really must be a happy ending.

I endeavor to write novels that include all of the above elements. I believe I’ve succeeded with my latest novel, Near The Wild.


message 12: by Maureen

Maureen Willett Thank you Roxanne Rhoads for featuring Near The Wild on your blog: http://fang-tasticbooks.blogspot.com/


message 11: by Maureen

Maureen Willett Please check out my blog tour for Near The Wild, Dec. 2 - 18, at http://hfvirtualbooktours.com/nearthe...


message 10: by Maureen

Maureen Willett I've just finished reading 2,500 pages of the Outlander series, which I love, but now I need something different. I'm feeling bored about reading, and I hate that. Anyone read a historical novel they can't put down lately? And if it has a touch of romance, all the better. If so, please give me a recommendation.

Mahalo!


Maureen Willett Thank you to Hooked In A Book for featuring The Soul Stealer today: http://ow.ly/t8QBB


Maureen Willett Thank you to Roxanne Rhoads for featuring an author interview today on her great website: http://ow.ly/t1FFF

--Maureen


Maureen Willett Thank you Karen Swart for featuring my author interview and The Soul Stealer this week: http://ow.ly/sDNSo


Maureen Willett Thank you to fantasybookaddict.com for featuring The Soul Stealer and an author interview today.


Maureen Willett Thank you to gigisbookblog.com for featuring THE SOUL STEALER on Friday, and for the good review. Also, a big mahalo for all you do for authors.


Maureen Willett Please like my Facebook page at http://on.fb.me/KL9FaD and be entered to win a $50 Amazon gift card. Aloha!


Maureen Willett New promo for the The Soul Stealer at bit.ly/parareality. Let me know what you think.


Maureen Willett Remember those orange UNICEF boxes we had to carry around with us trick-or-treating? Now you can make a contribution to UNICEF this Halloween and have a good read. Seven authors have contributed scary/paranormal works to the Halloween anthology to benefit UNICEF,and it's only $1 to download. Check out this video on You Tube for more information: bit.ly/stories4halloween, or go to www.joykamen.com for your download of the anthology.


message 1: by Maureen (last edited Oct 13, 2013 03:45PM)

Maureen Willett Receive a free download of my novel, THE SOUL STEALER, and a chance to win an amazon gift card. Go to: bit.ly/soulgiveaway for more details and your free book.


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