Haunting Refrain, a paranormal romance by Mary Marvella, tells the love stores of Sarah and William who have been best friends since her birth. How will they handle learning they were married a one and a half centuries ago? Sometimes a love is so strong one lifetime isn’t enough.
Mary Marvella, welcome to Romance Lives Forever. I’m Kayelle Allen, author and owner of this blog. Happy to have you here! Please tell us about Haunting Refrain.
Haunting Refrain by Mary Marvella
Genre Paranormal Romance
Book heat level (based on movie ratings): PG
Haunting Refrain is about a love that lasts more than one lifetime. Sometimes one lifetime isn’t enough.
When Sarah Overby, a music professor, finds ghosts in her attic, she hesitates to tell her best friend, William McKeown. She doesn’t think he’ll understand. Telling him he lived a previous life as her husband would make him think she was crazy.
William, the psychology professor, has adored Sarah forever. He just doesn’t realize this isn’t the first time he loved her. His feelings for his best friend are changing, but he doesn’t believe in ghosts, reincarnation, or lasting romantic relationships. How can he handle the idea that he lived a previous life?
Sarah’s ghosts and an old trunk in her attic reveal secrets about the past and tell of a haunting refrain.
Love, Lust, and Sweet Tea.
Tell us about yourself as a person.
What is your personality type?
I love to learn new things. My curiosity knows few bounds. I am disorganized but not.
What was your favorite childhood game?
I was a “Let’s Pretend” child. I made up the games we played in our playhouse in our large back yard. Sometimes I even scared myself. I climbed trees and took my dolls with me.
What is your favorite subject to talk about?
I’ll talk about almost anything, but I LOVE to talk about writing and teaching.
What is your favorite meal?
I love hibachi salmon and shrimp. (The leftovers are amazing)
Tell us about yourself as a writer.
What made you want to be a writer?
I have always been a storyteller, so when I retired from teaching, I decided to write the stories my grandmamas told us. Then I discovered romance novels, and characters in my head insisted their stories must be told.
When you go to a convention, what kinds of things do you take along?
I pack everything I might need. I’m the person with the things others forgot. I take sensible shoes and one purse. Extra clothes are a must since I have been known to wear parts of my meals. No one could wear all the jewelry I take with me, but I LOVE my jewelry!
My laptop goes along, of course, and a rolling briefcase!
What’s your best advice for a new writer?
Write as much as you can. If all that comes to mind is crap, write it, and sort it out later. NEVER throw away anything you write. Keep a file of deleted material to revisit and repurpose.
What are your writing goals for the next year or so?
I hope to finish book one of a paranormal series and a paranormal novella I started. I have plenty of unfinished projects waiting.
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Mary Marvella has been a storyteller for as long as she can remember. The arrival of the book mobile was as exciting as hearing the music of the ice cream truck. As a child of the South, she inherited the storytelling gene from her parents and writes with a southern flair.
Retired from teaching classic works of the masters, Mary plays let’s pretend with her characters. She has published 10 novels, 1 book on editing, and a collection of Christmas stories.
Mary tutors and coaches writers when she isn’t working on projects as a freelance editor. She has always been a grammar geek who loved soaking up new knowledge and reading everything, including labels on cereal boxes.
Mary has taught workshops for Georgia Romance Writers, Northeast Metro Atlanta Christian Writers, Savvy Authors, Hearts through History (RWA) and FF&P (RWA) and The Southern Pen Indie Conference. Mary loves teaching so much she published a book called Weeding of your Manuscript: What Editors Wish You Knew
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