Mary Ann Rivers debut book (which is actually a novella but boy did it blew all the other competition away), The Story Guy, has been reviewed and rated highly by a lot of critics. And I absolutely adore it. In just a hundred pages or so, this book had me laughing, intrigued, and head-over-heels in love with the story. And I couldn’t believe Mary Ann Rivers was able to get all that in a novella.
So when I heard that she’s coming out with a new full-length book by January 2014, I was ecstatic. It’s entitled LIVE, book one of a four-book series featuring the Burnsides.
“The Burnsides are a close-knit, working class family of two brothers and two sisters who are at a tremendous crossroads as the grieve the death of their father. They live in a neighborhood of family friends, old classmates, and families who take care of each other.”
Mary Ann Rivers is also coming out with an anthology scheduled for release before the end of this month. Here’s the blurb from her website:
SNOWFALL by Mary Ann Rivers
When Jenny Wright becomes involved in an online romance with someone she knows only as “C,” she can’t get enough of their erotic conversation. In truth, Jenny is hiding from the confronting the innumerable changes to her life as she slowly loses her vision. It’s easier having a relationship with someone behind a computer screen, someone with whom she doesn’t have to share every intimate detail of her life.
Jenny shares the most with her occupational therapist, Evan Carlisle-Ford; she shares her worst emotions, the work she loves, and her true self. Evan finds a way to partner with Jenny to face the challenges ahead, even as he has to confront his growing attraction to his fiercely intelligent client by ending their professional relationship.
Evan is real in every way–forthright, trustworthy, and his kisses can melt snow faster than it can fall. Jenny finds herself again, for herself, and is ready to see the world in new ways and let “C” go. When Jenny receives a very unexpected surprise for Christmas, she must decide whether to let down her defenses and trust–in herself, in the ever-changing world, in the possibility of true love.
And for all those who haven’t read The Story Guy yet, oh my gosh. Please do check it out. It’s amazing! Here’s the blurb that can lure you in…
“I will meet you on Wednesdays at noon in Celebration Park. Kissing only. I won’t touch you below the shoulders. You can touch me anywhere. No dating, no hook-ups. I will meet with you for as long as you meet me, so if you miss a Wednesday we part as strangers.”
Carrie West is happy with her life . . . isn’t she? But when she sees this provocative online ad, the thirtysomething librarian can’t help but be tempted. After all, the photo of the anonymous poster is far too attractive to ignore. And when Wednesday finally arrives, it brings a first kiss that’s hotter than any she’s ever imagined. Brian Newburgh is an attorney, but there’s more to his life . . . that he won’t share with Carrie. Determined to have more than just Wednesdays, Carrie embarks on a quest to learn Brian’s story, certain that he will be worth the cost. But is she ready to gamble her heart on a man who just might be The One . . . even though she has no idea how their love story will end?