Wednesday, July 8, 2015

Hello World!

Greetings and salutations! 

And welcome to my brand new blog. I'm Mari Madison, author of the upcoming contemporary romance novel, JUST THIS NIGHT, part of the Berkley Sensation line (Penguin Random House) and launching in January 2016. 

This book is the first book in a new series of romances I'm writing, all set in a bustling TV newsroom where the news is hot...and the men are even hotter! And I have to say, hero #1, Jake "Mac" MacDonald (seen above), definitely fits the bill. I was so pleased when my editor sent me the above cover--the models look just how I imagined my hero and heroine to look and the vibe is both sexy and sweet--like the book itself. (If I do say so, myself!) 

While I've written almost two dozen books in the past (under the names Marianne Mancusi and Mari Mancusi), this is my first contemporary romance and I had so much fun writing it. The setting is close to home, too. For years I worked as a producer in a TV newsroom and I even won two Emmy awards in the process. Which means I know, firsthand, just how much drama can take place behind the scenes, when the cameras stop rolling. Seriously, the stories I could tell! :) And maybe some of them will wind up in these books--fictionalized, of course, to protect the um, guilty. 

These days, however, I've left TV behind for good--working full time as a writer of books and mother of a happy four year old girl named Avalon. You'll probably hear a lot about Avalon as I continue this blog. And in truth she was a great inspiration for this book, as the hero also has a four year old daughter. Maybe that's one of the reasons I love him so much--in addition to being super hot and really good at his job, he's also an extremely devoted father. There's just something special about a devoted dad, don't you think? 

Well, I guess that's it for now. Thanks again for stopping by and be sure to sign up for my newsletter to get all the info on the upcoming release, sneak previews and awesome giveaways. 

Yours Exclusively,