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Wherever Girl by Maria Bernard

Surf and Sun Rockstar Romance (Stand Alone)

• Having nothing left, Sara flies away and lands in the arms of a charming songwriter.

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https://www.smashwords.com/books/view/535158

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The Balcony by Maria Bernard
Rockstar Romance with a Paranormal Twist. (Stand Alone)

• Two matchmaking lost souls endeavour to save a third from throwing it all away.

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https://www.smashwords.com/books/view/513560

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House of Goths by Maria Bernard
Not Your Average Fraternity House

• Refusing to languish in a dorm, Becky finds a home with four unlikely fraternity brothers.

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https://www.smashwords.com/books/view/634729

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Maria Bernard Author, House of Goths Book 2, Belonging

Belonging by Maria Bernard
New Adult • College • Rock Star Romance Series

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Tempers flare, and passions ignite when a soul searching getaway gets hijacked!

English Literature is Gwen Mathewson’s passion. She lives vicariously through her beloved Victorian novels. She dreams of travelling to England, the source of her obsession and has the whole trip planned on a detailed itinerary kept close at hand. The trouble is, she suffers from extreme anxiety. Gwen wants to chase her dreams but is trapped by her crushing fear of the unknown.

When a handsome man resembling her Victorian literary heroes enters the shop where she works, Gwen feels an instant connection. She can’t keep her heart from racing. He, on the other hand, has eyes only for her itinerary.

Crispin Clover is a tortured singer, desperate to get away from his clingy bandmates. But he doesn’t have a plan. When he discovers Gwen’s detailed itinerary, he makes her an offer she can’t refuse. Little does Crispin realize his soul searching getaway is about to get hijacked.

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HeartBeats – Short Story 2

Flash Fiction, Short Stories, Wattpad, Maria Bernard

 

Welcome to Sunday Shorts

Today’s Story is…
Interview With An Angel by Maria Bernard

“Ready? Wonderful, let’s do this. But on my terms.”
“Terms? But this is my project! Stop being such a bully!”
“My way, or the highway, sunshine. Deal with it.”
“Fine then, go on! You know what I was going to ask already. You always know everything.”

I can’t fight the smile that tugs on my lips at the return of her ire. My charge, my assigned one… she’s a firecracker and I love that about her. Her age at thirteen human years cracks me up. This is my first teenager and I’m thrilled and honoured to be in the presence of one such as this. Tara wasn’t always this way. When I first set eyes on her, she was no larger than my palm. I hadn’t expected to feel anything close to that of which hit me when she stared up at me with those eyes of blue. Then again, I am relatively new at this. In Angel years, I’m not that much older than she is.

When she turned two, she fascinated me to no end. Human children are funny little creatures, I must say. Take Tara, for example. At two, her head being so disproportionally bigger than the rest of her body, she teetered about the world, always on the verge of falling over. I recall being dumbfounded and overwhelmed, thinking how on earth would I ever keep her upright.

I didn’t expect to enjoy the company of a girl child until Tara was placed under my watch. Now, I couldn’t fathom dealing with anyone else.

“Well? Start!”

I nod and take a seat in the chair facing her. She has her pen poised, sitting at her desk. I’ve agreed to help with her school project. An interview. She could have interviewed anyone, but she chose me. Since I’ve already broken the golden rule, I saw no way out of this one. Being me, I couldn’t resist the challenge.

“I can’t simply start… You start… Ask me your questions.” I point my long finger at her and she furrows her brow, rolls her eyes then turns to her papers.

“Okay fine, this is silly though, you already know what I’m going to ask!”

“The assignment,” I remind her. “Is to interview. Therefore, you must ask the questions.”

She gives me that withering stare I’ve come to know and love. After an overdramatic eye roll, she begins.

“Fine… What is your name and what do you do?”

“Wonderful,” I say as I lean forward and rest my chin in my hands, my elbows on my knees, my blue-black hair hanging forward, shrouding my peripheral. My vision is solely on my interviewer, yet my eyes lose focus as I prepare to answer.

“My name is Victor and I am an Angel, of the Guardian variety…”

© 2017 Maria Bernard –  Interview With An Angel

Belonging by Maria Bernard​

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♡༻ Release Date: June 27, 2017 ༺♡

When your soul searching getaway gets hijacked…

English Literature is Gwen Mathewson’s passion. She lives vicariously through her favourite Victorian novels. She dreams of travelling to England, the source of her obsession and has the whole trip planned on a detailed itinerary kept close at hand. The trouble is, she suffers from extreme anxiety. Gwen wants to chase her dreams but is trapped by her crushing fear of the unknown.

When a stunning man resembling her Victorian literary heroes enters the shop where she works, Gwen feels an instant connection. She can’t keep her heart from racing. He, on the other hand, has eyes only for her itinerary.

Crispin Clover is a tortured singer who desperately needs to get away from his clingy bandmates. But he doesn’t have a plan. When he discovers Gwen’s detailed itinerary, he makes her an offer she can’t refuse. Little does Crispin realize his soul searching getaway is about to get hijacked.

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House of Goths –  Book 1 

HeartBeats – Short Story 1

Flash Fiction Sunday

Welcome to Sunday Shorts

Today’s Story is…
Crooked Halos by Maria Bernard

“So, where are these so-called friends of yours?” asked Victor, watching me with a quirk of a dark brow, his crooked halo floating above his head. Sitting in his chair, he might as well be on a throne with that arrogance he wore so well.

“They should be here soon!” I said with as much conviction as I could muster. At the skepticism staring back at me, my resolve crumbled. He knew without me saying so, that my ‘friends’ weren’t coming, that I was alone, by myself, in my made-up world where I was a star. Foolish me.

When he tilted his face, and held out his hand, I didn’t hesitate.

“It’s all right,” he whispered in my ear. “I’ll always show up for you.” He held me and I sighed in the comfort of his beloved embrace.

“You’ve never let me down, Victor. I only wish I could do this on my own. I wanted to prove that I’m strong, that I have strength in numbers, friends who would support me.”

“You have that in me, Tara,” said my guardian as I buried my nose in the comforting abyss of his dark hair.

“Thank God for you.”

© 2017 Maria Bernard – Crooked Halos 

 

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Backstage Pass review of Get Rocked in Vegas Anthology

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Get Rocked in Vegas ranked #1 Bestseller in the US, Canada, and Australia! Go Rockstar Romance!

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Attention: iBooks, Nook, and Kobo users, grab your ebook now from your favourite retailers before it goes exclusively to Amazon.

Get Rocked! In Vegas: Rockstar Romance Limited Edition Collection – by Jenna Galicki, Jade C. Jamison, Theresa Hissong, Lisa Gillis, Lashell Collins, Jennifer L. Allen, Bella Jeanisse, Maria Bernard, Sadie Grubor, Kacey Hamford, Toni Kenyon, Lindy S Hudis, Gina Kincade.

GET ROCKED! In Vegas showcases USA Today, Amazon Bestselling, and Award Winning Rockstar Romance Authors as they take you on a sexy musical journey through Sin City with a group of ***ALL NEW*** stories, many featuring some of your favourite fictional rock bands!

Let these scorching bad boys rock your world and melt your hearts as they burn up the stage at a Fictional Rock Festival in one of the world’s sexiest playgrounds!

Maria Bernard Author, Get Rocked in Vegas

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The reviews are rolling in and they are awesome! Check it out!

5 stars
Great Rock Bands!
By L. Brashears on May 16, 2017
Format: Kindle Edition
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Get Rocked box Set

Get Rocked Vegas Summer Music Festival is about to get started! We have 12 stories and they are all fantastic books. I have found some new authors and enjoyed catching up with some of my “old” authors that I’ve read before. If you are looking for something new to read, I know you can find something you will like in this boxed set. If you can’t, then you are missing some good rock bands. I voluntarily chose to review a copy of this book for review that I received from the publisher.

Beating Hearts by Jade C. Jamison

Brandon is a drummer getting ready to play at his first festival. He’s very young and due to the way that he was raised, he’s very immature in life. He feels like a boy and he’s ready to be a man. If only his band mates would stop trying to shelter him. This was a good book showing how a boy took control and became a man out on the road.

Something Wicked by Theresa Hissong

We meet Kit Ellis, bassist for the heavy metal band, Something Wicked, and Aiden Hawkes, vocalist for the band as they travel to Las Vegas. They are going to be an opening act at the Get Rocked Festival along with the other 2 members of the band. The chemistry between these two is out of this world! This is just one more great book from Theresa Hissong! The band is great together and you just want to rock along with them. Great book! Now I hope we get books on the rest of the band, too.

Guitar God by Lindy S. Hudis

Diego’s a rock guitar legend and a member of Medieval Steel. He’s got a serious girl friend and a very serious stalker. Wow! This may be a short book but it’s fantastic! It has a flowing storyline that keeps you on the edge of your seat! I can’t wait to read more of her books.

Stand Up and Shout by Maria Bernard

Jay is the lead singer for the rock band, Southern Jackass. (You have to love that name.) He has a perfect pitch voice and could be the best singer in the field. But……. Jay has one small problem. He gets stage fright and can’t sing when he gets in front of a crowd. They also need a guitarist. In steps Alice. She’s amazing in more than one way. These 2 have major chemistry and are awesome together. What a great book this was!

All the books in this boxed set are just as good as these 4. You will love them.

☆.•°*°•.☆

4.0 out of 5 stars
A steamy collection of rockstar stories!!
By K Fischer on May 16, 2017
Format: Kindle Edition
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This is a steamy collection of rockstar stories that has something for everyone. Some of the stories included are a rocking duet with two bands, a couple of stalkers who were determined to get up close and personal with their favorite rockstars, and a couple of up and coming bands who won a contest to perform as the opening acts. There were a couple of Vegas rockstar weddings, including a fake one that was a prank and a bachelor party that got raided. The most unique storyline was about a young lead singer who couldn’t sing on stage because of extreme stage fright. My favorite was about a rockstar and an opera singer who had a tumultuous history and a surprising twist in their story. These stories had an eclectic mix of rockstars and love interests. I enjoyed this boxed set and found some interesting new-to-me authors.

☆.•°*°•.☆

5.0 out of 5 stars
What happens in Vegas stays in Vegas
By LJR on May 16, 2017
Format: Kindle Edition

Fantastic box set. I enjoy rock star romances and this did not disappoint at all. Diversity through this collection had me glued to my kindle. The stories cover things you expect to find with the famous in Vegas; stalkers, weddings, parties and sizzling chemistry between characters.

I highly recommend this set and I enjoyed discovering new to me authors.

☆.•°*°•.☆

4.0 out of 5 stars
Great compilation of Rockstar reads
ByRENEE BRASSon May 17, 2017
Format: Kindle Edition

Great compilation of Rockstar reads. Some authors Ive read before, found some new ones as well. Was very excited to see Maria Bernard in here with Stand Up and Shout. It brought back a visit from the Stick Shift Lips and Dream Crush. I was so happy to find that this is Southern Jays story! Well done to all!

Want to read the series that inspired Stand Up and Shout?

Check out the Stick Shift Lips and get hooked!

 

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New Release

 
GET ROCKED! In Vegas showcases USA Today, Amazon Bestselling, and Award Winning Rockstar Romance Authors as they take you on a sexy musical journey through Sin City with a group of ***ALL NEW*** stories, many featuring some of your favourite fictional rock bands!
 
Let these scorching bad boys rock your world and melt your hearts as they burn up the stage at a
Fictional Rock Festival in one of the world’s sexiest playgrounds!

Get Rocked! In Vegas: Rockstar Romance Limited Edition Collection – by Jenna Galicki, Jade C. Jamison, Theresa Hissong, Lisa Gillis, Lashell Collins, Jennifer L. Allen, Bella Jeanisse, Maria Bernard, Sadie Grubor, Kacey Hamford, Toni Kenyon, Lindy S Hudis, Gina Kincade.
 
 
The story behind my contribution to this awesome Boxed Set!
Stand Up and Shout – A tale about Kicking Fear in the Ass and Claiming your Destiny!

Let me start by saying that if it were not for this Boxed Set, this story may never have come to light. I had very happily put the SSLs to rest. I left the series in a good place and I was quite okay with moving on to other projects. I’ve had readers ask if I was ever going to write more about the SSLs and even though I wavered, I was actually quite convinced that I would not. That said, I am very glad I did. Turns out, I missed these guys and I was very happy to be re-united with the coolest band ever… The Stick Shift Lips.

 

First an Excerpt:
 
“I can’t deal with that punk today,” Ashton groaned, resting his head, making a pillow of Chloe’s breasts. 

“Ashton, I’m sure Jay feels just as awful about it.”

“Why the fuck do I care? Why do I even bother?”
 
 
“Because deep down you still believe in him. And so do I. I’ve seen him perform. I’ve heard him sing. You have a gift for recognizing true talent and I believe in you more than anything.”
 
    
 
Go on, ask me what it’s about.
Alright, I just tell go ahead and tell you.
 
“It’s about kicking fear in the ass and claiming your destiny. It’s about following your instincts and never giving up on what you know to be real.” – Maria Bernard
 
If you’ve read my Stick Shift Lips Series all the way through, you’ll remember young Southern Jay from Dream Crush, LA Summer. Poor Jay, he went through the ringer in that story. But no worries, Ashton Wright, frontman of my headliner band, lovingly referred to as the SSLs by readers, took a real liking to Jay and recognized the true talent behind the stage fright. Others may have given up on Jay, but not Ashton. He’s taken him under his wing for the last few years. Now, hopefully, all Ashton’s hard work and mentoring will come to fruition when he takes a giant leap of faith and signs Southern Jackass (Jay’s Fledging band) up for a huge rock festival in Las Vegas of all places! Suffice it to say, Jay is scared shitless! But not that he would ever admit it out loud.
 
Worst part is, Southern Jackass is slated to be opening band to take the stage on Friday afternoon at the Get Rocked Music Festival!  O…M…G!!!!
 
What-the-what???? 
 
Now the real question is, will Jay freeze up again like that tragic night in LA? Oh, and did I mention that not only will the world be there to watch him sing and possibly make an ass of himself, the entire band of the ultra-successful Dream Crush  Sofia, Jet, Jack and Paul will be there too!
 
Trust me! This is a nightmare for Jay. The pressure is on! Not only for Jay, and Ashton, but for Jay’s band, Southern Jackass. Alex, bassist, and Luke, drummer are about ready to kill Jay. Thankfully, Jay’s got an angel on his side. Enter Alice Electra, gifted guitarist who isn’t afraid to kick Jay in the nuts to get the job done!
 
 Stand Up and Shout Blurb:

“It’s all I wanna do! It’s all I wanna be!”
Gifted up-and-coming singer, Jay Sharp is destined for rock star greatness. Problem is, he suffers from crippling stage fright. Despite countless chances to prove himself, and tireless encouragement from his famous mentor *Ashton Wright of the Stick Shift LipsJay freezes every time he is in the spotlight.
 
Alice Electra is an amazing guitarist on the run. Fate leads her to *Southern Jackass, Jay’s struggling rock band. She is offered a chance to shine.
 
Right away, Alice and Jay form an unshakable bond. Together with their fledgling band they face a challenge greater than ever. Failure is no longer an option. To succeed they must kick fear in the ass!
 
*While Stand Up and Shout is a spinoff in the Stick Shift Lips Series, it can be enjoyed as a Stand Alone story. For more information on the Stick Shift Lips Series Click Me.

So, what are you waiting for? Get Rocked in Vegas Boxed set is available for 99cent for a limited time only. Do not hesitate! One-Click Today!

 
Before you go, Check out this awesome Video!

Like and/or Comment on our kick-ass Trailer by Theresa Hissong
Thanks to 5 Stories for the use of this great song!
 
Hold on, what’s your hurry? We’re not done yet.
Please, join us on Facebook for more Get Rocked In Vegas!
 
 
 
Okay whew~ Now we’re done… For Now 😉
But hey, you’re welcome to scroll back up and do a re-read.
 
Oh, geez, I almost forgot to remind you all to join me in Rockstars Among Us Book Club.
As always, thanks for reading!
 

Stand Up and Shout

GET ROCKED! In Vegas showcases USA Today, Amazon Bestselling, and Award Winning Rockstar Romance Authors as they take you on a sexy musical journey through Sin City with a group of ***ALL NEW*** stories, many featuring some of your favourite fictional rock bands!
 
Let these scorching bad boys rock your world and melt your hearts as they burn up the stage at a
Fictional Rock Festival in one of the world’s sexiest playgrounds!

Get Rocked! In Vegas: Rockstar Romance Limited Edition Collection – by Jenna Galicki, Jade C. Jamison, Theresa Hissong, Lisa Gillis, Lashell Collins, Jennifer L. Allen, Bella Jeanisse, Maria Bernard, Sadie Grubor, Kacey Hamford, Toni Kenyon, Lindy S Hudis, Gina Kincade.
 
The story behind my contribution to this awesome Boxed Set!

Stand Up and Shout – A tale about Kicking Fear in the Ass and Claiming your Destiny!

Let me start by saying that if it were not for this Boxed Set, this story may never have come to light. I had very happily put the SSLs to rest. I left the series in a good place and I was quite okay with moving on to other projects. I’ve had readers ask if I was ever going to write more about the SSLs and even though I wavered, I was actually quite convinced that I would not. That said, I am very glad I did. Turns out, I missed these guys and I was very happy to be re-united with the coolest band ever… The Stick Shift Lips.

 
First an Excerpt:
 
“I can’t deal with that punk today,” Ashton groaned, resting his head, making a pillow of Chloe’s breasts. 


“Ashton, I’m sure Jay feels just as awful about it.”


“Why the fuck do I care? Why do I even bother?”
 
 
“Because deep down you still believe in him. And so do I. I’ve seen him perform. I’ve heard him sing. You have a gift for recognizing true talent and I believe in you more than anything.”
 
 
 
Go on, ask me what it’s about.
Alright, I just tell go ahead and tell you.
 
“It’s about kicking fear in the ass and claiming your destiny. It’s about following your instincts and never giving up on what you know to be real.” – Maria Bernard
 
If you’ve read my Stick Shift Lips Series all the way through, you’ll remember young Southern Jay from Dream Crush, LA Summer. Poor Jay, he went through the ringer in that story. But no worries, Ashton Wright, frontman of my headliner band, lovingly referred to as the SSLs by readers, took a real liking to Jay and recognized the true talent behind the stage fright. Others may have given up on Jay, but not Ashton. He’s taken him under his wing for the last few years. Now, hopefully, all Ashton’s hard work and mentoring will come to fruition when he takes a giant leap of faith and signs Southern Jackass (Jay’s Fledging band) up for a huge rock festival in Las Vegas of all places! Suffice it to say, Jay is scared shitless! But not that he would ever admit it out loud.
 
Worst part is, Southern Jackass is slated to be opening band to take the stage on Friday afternoon at the Get Rocked Music Festival! O…M…G!!!!
 
What-the-what???? 
 
Now the real question is, will Jay freeze up again like that tragic night in LA? Oh, and did I mention that not only will the world be there to watch him sing and possibly make an ass of himself, the entire band of the ultra-successful Dream Crush Sofia, Jet, Jack and Paul will be there too!
 
Trust me! This is a nightmare for Jay. The pressure is on! Not only for Jay, and Ashton, but for Jay’s band, Southern Jackass. Alex, bassist, and Luke, drummer are about ready to kill Jay. Thankfully, Jay’s got an angel on his side. Enter Alice Electra, gifted guitarist who isn’t afraid to kick Jay in the nuts to get the job done!
 

Blurb:


“It’s all I wanna do! It’s all I wanna be!”
 
Gifted up-and-coming singer, Jay Sharp is destined for rock star greatness. Problem is, he suffers from crippling stage fright. Despite countless chances to prove himself, and tireless encouragement from his famous mentor *Ashton Wright of the Stick Shift Lips, Jay freezes every time he is in the spotlight.
 
Alice Electra is an amazing guitarist on the run. Fate leads her to *Southern Jackass, Jay’s struggling rock band. She is offered a chance to shine.
 

Right away, Alice and Jay form an unshakable bond. Together with their fledgling band they face a challenge greater than ever. Failure is no longer an option. To succeed, they must kick fear in the ass!

 

*While Stand Up and Shout is a spinoff in the Stick Shift Lips Series, it can be enjoyed as a Stand Alone story. For more information on the Stick Shift Lips Series Click Me.

So, what are you waiting for? Get Rocked in Vegas Boxed set is available for 99cent for a limited time only.
Do not hesitate! One-Click Today!

Before you go, Check out this awesome Video!
Like and/or Comment on our kick-ass Trailer by Theresa Hissong. Thanks to 5 Stories for the use of this great song! 

Hold on, what’s your hurry? We’re not done yet.
Please, join us on Facebook for more Get Rocked In Vegas!
 
 
  

Okay whew~ Now we’re done… For Now 😉
But hey, you’re welcome to scroll back up and do a re-read.
 
Oh, geez, I almost forgot to remind you all to join me in
As always, thanks for reading!