Friday, February 13, 2015

Love Is In The Air: Take Them By Storm by Marie Landry | Playlist + Giveaway

I'm excited to bring to you, a count down to Valentine's Day that will be going on all this week featuring, three of my favorite Indie/Self-Published Author's. When I started putting this project into motion, I thought of three of my favorite author's and several of my favorite books between the three of them. I knew that I wanted a little something saucy to spice up the week, a sweet southern romance full of swoons to give you all the feels, and a little bit of diversity in the love department to round it out with some amazingly positive friendships. 

I've got excerpts, playlists, and a grand prize giveaway that will absolutely knock your socks off. So, tell your friends and other blogging pals about it. If you'd like to link back to my site with the banner above, feel free to snag it and share it in your sidebar. I've got a lot of fun stuff planned for you guys this week. The spotlight days will be today, Wednesday, and Friday.
I am beyond super ecstatic to have the wonderfully talented and amazingly sweet Marie Landry on the blog today, sharing Sadie's playlist from her beautifully written and diverse book, Take Them By Storm (Angel Island, #3). I was lucky enough to have the chance to beta read this book and I absolutely LOVED EVERY SINGLE MINUTE OF IT! It was incredibly well written, Sadie is such a super awesome character, and the romance is super sweet and full of INCREDIBLE FEELS

Over the last year or so, I've gotten the chance to get to know Marie and share a friendship with her. I discovered that I love how open she is to all kinds of love, that it's not just one way or as vanilla as some may like to argue it should be. Love is loud, bold, happy one minute, erratic the next, extremely complicated, and a tad bit messy. It's also about bittersweet moments and happily-ever-after's. That's what you'll find in all of her books, but most especially in Sadie's story. She write's all the characters you connect with, basically. This is why I am so happy to share with you, Sadie's playlist. I hope you enjoy listening to it, while you read her beautiful story.

Before I share SADIE'S SUPER AMAZING PLAYLIST with you guys that she generously shared with me, I feel like telling you...
Waiting for the Storm
by Marie Landry
Published: April 9, 2013
Age Demographic: New Adult
Pages: 205
Buy Links: Amazon | B&N

After the death of her mother, the last thing seventeen-year-old Charlotte O'Dell wants to do is spend the summer on Angel Island with her family. Her younger sister hates her, and her dad is in his own little world. It's a recipe for a disastrous summer on the island, until Ezra Rhodes walks into her life. 

The boy next door makes Charlotte forget her almost paralyzing fear of really living her life. Stunted from taking care of her mother in her last months, Charlotte is drowning. With Ezra, she feels something again, and as he repairs her family's summer home, she dares to think he might actually be fixing her, too. Ezra challenges Charlotte to leave her comfort zone, and as their friendship slowly blossoms into more, Charlotte begins to come alive again.

But Ezra has secrets...secrets he isn't sharing with Charlotte. Despite her new-found happiness in Ezra's arms, Charlotte can't help but feel there's a storm on the horizon. And she isn't sure if she and Ezra can weather it unscathed. 

After The Storm 
by Marie Landry
Published: April 5, 2014
Age Demographic: New Adult
Pages: 250
Buy Links: Amazon | B&N

For most people, starting senior year at a new high school would be a nightmare, but for Ella O’Dell it’s the new beginning she desperately needs. Two months after her mother’s death, she’s ready to leave behind the rebellious, unhappy person she became when she found out her mom was dying. 

When Ella meets River Maracle and Sadie Fitzgerald, she begins to learn it’s okay to be herself, even if that means being different. River and Sadie aren’t ashamed of their misfit status—River grew up on a reserve, and his mother is the school counselor; Sadie stands out with her funky homemade clothes, and is a master at ignoring the whispered rumors that have plagued her since the beginning of high school. 

Ella finds a kindred spirit in Sadie, and something more in River. After almost a year of pretending to be someone she’s not, she finally embraces life and allows herself to have fun without constant guilt. But despite her budding happiness, something is off with her new life. She doesn’t want to dwell on the past, but Angel Island is a small place, and she soon realizes her demons are harder to outrun than she thought…

*After the Storm is a standalone companion novel to Waiting for the Storm 

Take Them By Storm
by Marie Landry
Published: January 6, 2015
Age Demographic: New Adult
Pages: 211
Buy Links: Amazon | B&N

Sadie Fitzgerald has always been different, and not just because she makes her own clothes and would rather stay home watching Doctor Who than party with kids her age. When it’s time to leave Angel Island for college, Sadie is eager to put her old life behind her. Small-minded people and rumors have plagued her for years, but with the love of her adoptive family, the O’Dells, Sadie has learned to embrace who she is. Now she’s not afraid to admit the rumors about her are true: she’s gay. 

For the first time in her life, Sadie feels free to be herself. She dives into college life and begins volunteering at the local LGBT center, where she discovers her small-town upbringing left holes in her education about life outside Angel Island. 

The world is a bigger and more accepting place than Sadie ever imagined. She’s finally found where she belongs, but with the reappearance of someone from her past, an unexpected new friendship, and a chance at love, Sadie soon realizes she still has a lot to learn about life, friendship, and love.  

*This book is a standalone companion novel to Waiting for the Storm and After the Storm.

And let's Shake It Off Ya'll....

One lucky winner will receive the following goodies!
  • 1 eCopy of Sweet Indulgence: A New Adult Clean Steam Collection Featuring Author's Molli Moran, Amy Evans, Cassandra Giovanni, Nikki Goodwin, and  Deirdre Riordan Hall
  • 1 eCopy of Resist (Resist, #1) by Lilly Avalon
  • 1 eCopy of Waiting for the Storm (Angel Island, #1) by Marie Landry
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About the Author

Marie Landry  has the best job in the world—one where she gets to make stuff up for a living and shamelessly eavesdrop on everyone around her. 

She writes happily ever afters while dreaming about the day she’ll have her own epic love story to tell. 

Most days you can find her writing, reading, fantasizing about traveling the world, listening to U2, watching copious amounts of TV on DVD, or having grand adventures with her nephews and niece. 

For more on Marie and her books please visit She also loves to chat with fellow book lovers, so feel free to tweet her @SweetMarie83 any time!

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