Take My Heart by Marie Higgins Blog Tour Kick-Off

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Author Marie Higgins

Since Marie Higgins was a little girl playing Barbies with her sister, Stacey, she has loved the adventure of making up romantic stories. Marie was only eighteen years old when she wrote her first skit, which won an award for Funniest Skit. A little later in life, after she’d married and had children, Marie wrote Church roadshows that were judged as Funniest and Best Written. From there, she branched out to write full-length novels based on her dreams. (Yes, she says, her dreams really are that silly)

Marie has been married for twenty-six years to a wonderful man. Together, they have three loving daughters and several beautiful grandchildren. Marie works full time for the state of Utah, where she has lived her entire life. Marie plans to keep writing, because the characters in her head won’t shut up. But her husband smiles and pretends this is normal.


If you could have any superpower what would you choose?

I would be a speed writer. Because I have a full time job, and yet I also want to be a full time writer, I need faster fingers! Either that or a faster mind!

What is your favorite flavor of ice cream?

Rocky Road!

Any other books in the works? Goals for future projects?

I always have a book in the works. This year, my projects will be getting book #3 out for my Christian historical series, and my Regency romance series. After that, I have a time-travel historical I want to finish. THEN…I have a Young Adult Fantasy that I want to write. Wish me luck! (see, I told you I needed superpowers!)

Is there a song you could list as the theme song for your book or any of your characters?

Funny you would ask. The theme songs for my Colonial series are from my favorite childhood singer, Engelbert Humperdinck. Although, book #2 – Falling In Love Again – isn’t an Engelbert song, the original title I wanted to use was – After The Loving. Even though this story is a sweet romance, I had several people tell me that “After The Loving” isn’t a ‘sweet’ title, and using that title would turn people away. So…those are my theme songs for this series.

If you could choose only one time period and place to live, when and where would you live and why?
Victorian England, late 1800’s! Gads, I love books from this era. Why, you ask… Have you seen their lovely gowns? lol

What’s the craziest writing idea you’ve had?

As luck would have it, I just had my craziest idea published. It’s called “Crazy For You.” But you’ll have to read it to find out why…

If someone wrote a book about your life, what would the title be?

The title would be – “I’m so bored that I wrote a book about that zany romance writer, Marie Higgins.” heeheee Needless to say, I think this book about my life would be extremely boring! Why do you think I write romances?

Favorite music?
Even though I still love Englebert Humperdinck, my favorite music is the music I grew up with… 80’s baby!

How long do you generally let a story idea ‘marinate’ in your brain before you start the book?

Only a few days, usually. Mainly it’s because by that time I’ve already figured out my characters names their goals and motivations, and perhaps what the conflict will be…and they are talking to me by that time and making me write their story!

What do you think of book trailers?

LOVE THEM! In fact…I have made a trailer for all my stories, which are all on my blog – http://mariehiggins84302.blogspot.com/

TV or Movie?

Action or Drama?

Facebook or Twitter?
Facebook…mainly because I can say longer sentences. lol

Top 10 things that make me smile –
Being with grandkids
Going to church
Spending time with husband
Visiting with friends
Watching movies
Singing (just don’t listen to me…)
Playing the piano (once again, just don’t listen to me)

Take My Heart by Marie Higgins

Mercedes Maxwell’s sister’s last wish was for Mercedes to find evidence against Kat’s husband, William Braxton, and have him hung as a traitor to the crown. Mercedes isn’t naïve when it comes to capturing traitors, because her own deceased husband had once been an agent for the King when they lived in England.

When she meets William Braxton for the first time, all is not as it seems. Portraying her twin, Mercedes knows this is the only way to get close enough to William to discover his secrets. What she finds along the way are little surprises she hadn’t counted on, especially when she begins to give her heart to a man who may be a spy against the crown.

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Praise for Marie Higgins
”I enjoyed this book immensely. Each book of Marie’s that I read is better than the last. I recommend this book to young adults and older who enjoy historical mystery, intrigue, fight for freedom, clean romance. This is the book for you.”
~~Mary Walling / Goodreads

“Few authors have mastered the art of storytelling like Marie Higgins. In this Colonial-era romance, Marie takes her reader on a wild ride. Every chapter, every scene, every line envelopes the reader’s senses and imagination with passionate romance, deep emotional struggles, unexpected twists and turns, and neverending ups and downs. This was a hard book to put down and earns an unequivocal five stars from me. Thanks, Marie, for writing such great romances!”
~~Wanda Luce / Goodreads

 “Marie Higgins’s Take My Heart is a stunning colonial romance. With well developed characters and heartwarming scenes, this book will steal the hearts of romance lovers and historical fiction fans. There are numerous twists and Higgins keeps you guessing at every turn as to who the real villain is. This book is a “must-read” for anyone who loves romance, history, or just a good story. FIVE STARS ALL THE WAY!!” ~~L.D. Smith / Kindle

“Breathless! From start to finish you will keep wondering, questioning, and hoping. You will root for the underdog, and smile as love conquers all. Great read. You won’t put it down until you’re finished!”
~~M. Henning / Kindle


Tour Giveaway
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Ends 1/31/13

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