Tuesday, August 25, 2020




Chased by a group of angry men. Saved by quite a hunk.

This is not the résumé Ginger Halloway ever imagined having. But thanks to a miracle pill, which makes her size 22 body instantly sexy, that’s what happened.

Yet, now Lance Franklin is showing interest in her, and she can’t figure out if he really likes her for her, or if it’s just because of a bizarre drug.

And her wild bunch of friends, The Misfits…well, they’re always getting her into some interesting situations.

So, yep, business as usual. Except for the guy. What the hell should she do about him?

As for Lance, he believes he’s lucky to have found Ginger. But can he convince her they should go for it?

With some new attention from the hottest guy she’s ever met, Ginger can’t help but wonder…is this all too good to be true?

(CONTENT WARNING: Watch for foul language, steamy scenes, and a pesky yet messy ability to choke on your dinner while laughing. If you’ve come expecting just a lighthearted, slapstick romance, you may not get that here. The author approaches sensitive topics in the best way she knows how. Just be prepared for all the feels to be deeper than usual for this genre – an emotional romantic comedy. No unruly cliffhangers, HEA guaranteed.)

Book Details:

Title: Chasing Ginger  

Author’s name: Marie Lavender

Genre: Steamy Romantic Comedy, Adult Contemporary Romance, Chick Lit, BBW/Curvy/Rubenesque Romance, Billionaire Romance

Series: The Misfits Series

Publish date: March 10, 2020

Print length: 441 pages


Things you need in order to write: quiet, paper or a notepad, a gel pen, and dark chocolate.
Things that hamper your writing: a lot of people talking or too much noise, stress, not knowing enough about the character’s environment or background.

Easiest thing about being a writer: being in the zone, when the muse is talking, or when the words are flowing through me.

Hardest thing about being a writer: waiting for anything to happen in the publishing process—it drives me crazy not being in control of the final product.

Things you love about where you live: my office is quiet enough to get something done.
Things that make you want to move: my neighbors are crazy.

Things you never want to run out of: gel pens.
Things you wish you’d never bought: non-fiction books that I’m afraid I will never read.

Words that describe you: creative.
Words that describe you but you wish they didn’t: laser focus.

Favorite foods: chicken Oscar, or anything from The Cheesecake Factory.
Things that make you want to throw up: spinach, peppers and onions.

Favorite music: most songs by OneRepublic.
Music that makes your ears bleed: twangy country music.

Favorite beverage: Earl grey decaf tea.

Something that gives you a pickle face: lemon-flavored anything.

Favorite smell: chocolate.

Something that makes you hold your nose: canned asparagus

Something you wish you could do: play the piano.
Something you wish you’d never learned to do: how to pump gas into a car.

Last best thing you ate: Blaze pizza.

Last thing you regret eating: Campbell’s Chicken and stars soup – but not because it’s bad. I had the stomach flu.

Things you’d walk a mile for: chocolate.
Things that make you want to run screaming from the room: spiders.

Things to say to an author: I love your book!

Things to say to an author if you want to be fictionally killed off in their next book: Wow, your last book was . . . um, different.

People you’d like to invite to dinner: Helen Keller, at least if she was still alive. Maybe Nora Roberts and J.R. Ward. We’d have some interesting topics to share between us, I’m sure.

People you’d cancel dinner on: social media trolls who’ve body-shamed me.

Favorite things to do: shopping or reading a book.

Things you’d run through a fire wearing gasoline pants to get out of doing: cleaning the house.

Proudest moment: the moment I landed a traditional publishing contract in 2012! Woo hoo!
Most embarrassing moment: probably when I flubbed up the lyrics while singing a solo at my high school graduation.

The last thing you did for the first time: got on a TOP 5 Authors list on a website.

Something you’ll never do again: swim in a lake that doesn’t look all that clean.


Multi-genre author of Victorian maritime romance/family saga, Heiresses in Love, and 18 other books. Marie Lavender lives in the Midwest with her family and two cats. She has been writing for a little over twenty-five years. She has more works in progress than she can count on two hands. Since 2010, Marie has published 21 books in the genres of historical romance, contemporary romance, romantic suspense, paranormal romance, romantic comedy, dramatic fiction, fantasy, science fiction, mystery/thriller, literary fiction and poetry. An avid blogger on the side, she writes adult fiction, as well as occasional stories for children, and has recently started some young adult fiction. She also contributed to several anthologies. Though Marie has standalone titles on the market, her current published series are The Eternal Hearts Series, The Magick Series, The Code of Endhivar Series, The Misfits Series, and The Blood at First Sight Series, but she has many others planned. Her Victorian maritime romance series is returning, and the second editions of the trilogy will be released soon under her new publisher, Foundations Books.

Connect with Marie:
Website  |  iLoveRomance Blog  |  MarieLavendar Blog  |   BooksAndOtherThings Blog Facebook Twitter  |  Goodreads  |  Amazon

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