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Author of books, Hand in Glove, Stick Shift Lips Rock Star Romance Series, House of Goths, Falquen's Nest, These Bones Rockstar Romance Series

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Smashwords Summer Sale

It’s that time again!

The Smashwords Summer Book Sale is on from July 1 – 31

To celebrate Summer, I’ve put all my books on sale at 50% off their usual price!

Yep, that’s right, all Maria Bernard books are 50% off!

All books in the Stick Shift Lips Rockstar Romance Series, These Bones Series, House of Goths, The Balcony, and Wherever Girl are available now for half price exclusively from Smashwords.

All file formats available including Kindle and Epub!

Grab them while you can while this awesome deal lasts!

To celebrate Summer, I’ve put all my books on offer at 50% off their usual price!

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Author Brand – Sweet vs Sweet Hot

The Sweet to Your Salt

Maria Bernard – Author of *Sweet Hot Romance.

Brand* – My Books are heavy on the romance with a healthy dose of steam.

Readers have spoken.

Let’s talk Author Brand

Maria Bernard - Sweet

An author’s brand is defined by what readers have come to expect, what they look for and depend on from an author. It’s not always a conscious decision by the writer. It develops over time and as the author’s body of work grows.

The Sweet to Your Salt

I adore the above phrase given to me by a beloved reader. It says a lot with so little words. She enjoys my books in between heavier, dark reads. She sees them as a sort of palette cleanser, takes comfort in the sweeter side of romance that my stories bring. I love Contrasts, and this just about sums up why there’s room for all genres of books. What I get from this proclamation is that my books are the sweet to the saltier reads she also enjoys. Therefore we have Balance. Another one of my favourite words.

After publishing fifteen books, the word I see or hear often when readers review or describe my style is Sweet. Now that word when it comes to book descriptions may mislead new readers into thinking that my books contain closed-door, fade-to-black sexy scenes. But I assure you, that is not the case. The word sweet, in this case, leans toward *Sweet-Hot, open-door sexy scenes.

So be warned. Readers will encounter hot steamy scenes, written in a sweet way.

This isn’t so much a threat as it is a promise…

Maria Bernard

Rockstars Among Us Book Club

Still going, still growing…

What are you waiting for? Join us and be part of the best little Rockstar Romance community on Facebook!

About RAU:
Early January 2015, I started Rockstars Among Us Book Club. I could not find a Facebook Book Group dedicated to the rockstar genre, so I created my own. I wanted a group where our genre would not be lost amongst the multitudes of other genres.

Rockstars Among Us Book Club

I wanted to form a group where I could invite my readers to discuss and promote my books. However, I did not want to make it only about me, Maria Bernard.

Shortly after creating RAU, I started inviting other authors of rockstar romance. My goal was to create an easygoing, casual atmosphere where authors and readers could get to know each other and discuss favourite books, bands, and musicians.

Through my involvement with the group, I’ve met many readers and writers I now consider good friends. Author Lashell Collins shared a similar vision and is now co-admin for RAU. Together with Author Bella Jeanisse, we have made the group into what it is today.

Rockstars Among Us Book Club is open to all readers and authors of rockstar romance. Promotion by authors is welcome and encouraged (as long as promos are rockstar related). Participation of all members (readers and writers) is also encouraged.

Wherever Girl

Wherever Girl by Maria Bernard
Starring:  Sara, Skylar, Colton, Sawyer, and Jordan of the High Tider Rogues!

Wherever Girl by Maria Bernard

Where would you go if you had nothing left to keep you around?

Sarah wants a vacation to rest and rebuild her life. What she gets is a sexy sun-kissed surfer dude called Skylar Dawn. When she arrives in OBX, she is shocked to discover that she is the first and only guest at Skylar’s Bed & Breakfast. Now what? Does Sara demand her money back and leave, or does she take her chances and stick around?

Read the book today and find out!

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Book Cover by Chloe Belle Arts for Wherever Girl by Maria Bernard Author of Rock Star Romance, Contemporary, New Adult, College, Paranormal Romance Fiction

Reader Reviews –
Pleasantly surprised by this book! Loved it!
“I won this little gem of a book in a giveaway a couple months ago. I finally got around to reading it and I was very pleasantly surprised! I love it when that happens! The story is moving and I feel a lot like Sara, the main character, does right now. I recently lost a parent and I couldn’t imagine losing both parents, like Sara has, at a young age. The book isn’t overly sad since the story basically starts when she decides that nothing is left for her in Chicago (where she is from) and heads to The Outer Banks of North Carolina to get away, and clear her head. Being a North Carolinian myself, this was another reason I connected so well with this book. Anyways, Sara’s situation is quite humorous when she arrives in NC. She wasn’t expecting to find love in NC, but the guy she meets takes her by surprise. I will definitely be reading more from this author. I loved her style and felt really connected to the characters. Well done!”

Like modern day fairy tales
Maria Bernard’s stories are always captivating, like modern day fairy tales. Wherever Girl is a sweet and melancholy love story that proves that not only do opposites attract, they also complete one another. Life is a cycle of endings and beginnings, sorrow and joy, growth and change, and Maria Bernard illustrates that beautifully in this story.

A wonderful story of love.
Maria writes such sweet love stories and this new one is fabulous. I love the location, the Outer Banks, it has a wistful and charming feel. Skylar meets Sara when she is his first guest at his newly opened bed and breakfast. She is trying to find peace after losing both her parents recently. As an only child, Sara feels like she is alone in the world. Skylar also lost his parents 8 years previous and is an only child. He is a gorgeous surfer and rocker and Sara is smitten. A few days of spending time together and Skylar knows she is the one. Sara is sceptical and suspicious of his sudden fondness for her. His friends are wonderful and she does enjoy the days they spend sightseeing and the evenings they spend together. Sara falls for Skylar also, he is so thoughtful and sweet. A few twists and turns and love is declared by both. A brilliant book from a great author.


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Ready for more rockstar romance?
Check out – The Stick Shift Lips Romance Series!
Check out – These Bones Romance Series!

 

Follow me on MeWe

Have you heard of MeWe – The Next-Gen Social Media?

I know what you’re thinking. Yes, yet another social media platform. But with the recent upset with FB and overall dissatisfaction among users, it’s nice to have an alternative platform to try.

Now, I’m not abandoning FB just yet. But I would like to take this opportunity to invite you all to follow me on MeWe. Below, are three links. The first is to my profile. The second is to my Maria Bernard Reader Group, and the third, drumroll please, is the link to Rockstars Among Us Book Club – MeWe.

Now, I might lose my mind trying to keep track of all this social media. But I am willing to give it my best shot. Hope to see you there.

Maria Bernard MeWe

Maria Bernard Land Books, MeWe Group  

Rockstars Among Us Book Club, MeWe Group 

The Balcony

The Balcony, Rockstar Romance, Paranormal Romance, Angels and Ghosts

The Balcony by Maria Bernard
Rockstar Romance with a Paranormal Twist
Starring: Emma, Wraith, Phantom, and Angel

❥ Excerpt: © 2015 The Balcony

“They crave attention,” Wraith said, looking back at her. “For some reason, you captivate them.” Some reason indeed, he realized, all too aware of her obvious feminine attributes, her shapely legs, the curve of her hips, the softness of her skin. “Perhaps you could try and ignore them, pretend they’re not there.”

❥ Synopsis:

In this unforgettable tale of loss and redemption, Emma is at her wits end. Having just moved into her first apartment in the Hollywood Hills, the intimidating characters next door are more than she bargains for, especially since her balcony, the very reason she rents the place, is situated right next to theirs.

Wanting to be left alone to wallow in self-pity, soul-destroyed rocker Wraith is at the end of his rope. The last thing he needs to deal with is his sexy new neighbor’s undeniable presence, something that he and his notorious bandmates have gone without for way too long.

When their annoying flirtations get out of control will Wraith finally find it within himself to step in or will he do nothing much like he’s done with his life these last two years? Will he become the hero that Emma desperately needs or is there more to this situation than meets the eye?

Book Cover, The Balcony, Rockstar Romance, Paranormal Romance

Reader Reviews – WOWZER
What an awesome story of loss, pain and love! Emma is craving her independence and rents the perfect apartment. As she settles in she meets her neighbors next door who are very invasive to her privacy and appear at the most unwelcome times and places like her bedroom! She finds out they were once rockstars which explains their long hair and tattooed look. The twins, Phantom and Angel, do have a secret……they are ghosts! The third nighbor, Wraith, is real but falling deeper into depression every day. Can Emma save him? You have to read this story to find out! You won’t regret it!

Amazing read! Maria Bernard is an exceptional writer
Great read! I love the flirting and sexual tension between the characters! If you are a rocker fan, this is the book for you!

I absolutely loved this hauntingly beautiful story…
I absolutely loved this hauntingly beautiful story of selflessness, love and redemption, of the death and rebirth of the human spirit. Melancholy and bittersweet, The Balcony is breathtakingly poignant. In this day and age, no one captures that elusive, true gothic essence quite like Maria Bernard. It’s everything that great gothic romance should be. As with all of Maria’s stories, I felt so comfortable with all of the characters that I didn’t want to leave them when I reached the end of the book.

Loved this book so much!
I have read quite a few books by this author and this is my favorite one. Such a beautifully written story. Wraith is a tortured soul who steals your heart, well at least he stole mine. To me the characters just jumped out of the book and grab you from the beginning. Once you pick it up you really can’t put it down. I highly recommend this book. Well done hon!!

Sample the first few chapters!

 

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Rock Star, Romance, Paranormal

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Last Call

★ ☆ ★ Last call at 99c ★ ☆★

Rockstar Romance by Maria Bernard

Stand Up And Shout
Stick Shift Lips Romance by Maria Bernard

Claim your destiny, or crash and burn! 🎶🎸🔥 

Will Jay save his band, keep Alice off the street, and conquer his fear of the stage, or will they crash and burn?

Hop on the tour bus and find out!

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Stand Up and Shout was previously released as part of the Get Rocked In Vegas Boxed Set. This is the seventh book in the Stick Shift Lips rock star romance series. While it is recommended that you read the series in order, each book including this one, can be enjoyed as a stand alone reading experience. Better yet, buy the entire set of seven books and binge read!

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★ ☆ ★ ☆ ★ ☆ ★ ☆ ★

More about the series, click here.

Want to read the series? Start here:
Hand In Glove by Maria Bernard
Stick Shift Lips Rockstar Romance, Book 1

New Release!

★ ★ ★ It’s Live! ★ ★ ★

  💖 Happy Valentine’s Day!💖

Treat yourself to this sweet (Hot) Read!

Stand Up and Shout, Rockstar Romance by Maria Bernard

Stand Up And Shout
Stick Shift Lips Romance by Maria Bernard

Claim your destiny, or crash and burn! 🎸

Jay Sharp would rock the mic with the best of them, if not for his crippling stage fright.

Alice Electra, a gifted guitarist, is living on the street, busking for money. A chance discovery leads her to Jay’s struggling band. Romance blooms between Jay and Alice, but not all the band members are impressed with the young runaway.

Now, Alice and Jay must face their greatest challenge: a massive Vegas festival. Will they turn their lives around, or will they crash and burn?

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*Stand Up and Shout was previously released as part of the Get Rocked In Vegas Boxed Set. This is the seventh book in the Stick Shift Lips rock star romance series. While it is recommended that you read the series in order, each book including this one, can be enjoyed as a stand alone reading experience. Better yet, buy the entire set of seven books and binge read!

What are you waiting for? Go on, grab the series and get hooked!

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★ ☆ ★ Get it today ★ ☆★

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New Release by Maria Bernard - Rockstar Romance

More about the series, click here.

Want to read the series? Start here:
Hand In Glove by Maria Bernard
Stick Shift Lips Rockstar Romance, Book 1