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A Conversation with Marie Harte, Author of A SURE THING (The Donnigans #1)



Welcome, Marie! What 5 things should readers know about you?

  • I love coffee
  • I love all things romance
  • I’m a night owl
  • Writing makes me happy
  • I’m a decisive person—no wishy-washy for me

I think we’re all with you on #2…and probably #1…and grateful for #4… 🙂


Where did the inspiration for this book come from?

I had written the heroine in as a side character in RUINING MR. PERFECT (McCauley Brothers series), and I really liked her. So when a book about the McCauley brothers’ oldest cousin was in the works, I knew she’d be his perfect fit. I’d planned on writing about the Donnigans, the McCauley cousin, five years ago, after I finished the very first McCauley book. I just love the family dynamics in these stories.

Awesome! I love it when secondary/side characters take over and get their own books—it sounds like things really came together for this one!

How long have you been writing, and what (or who) inspired you to start?

I’ve been writing professionally since 2004. I’d always wanted to be a writer and tinkered with stories, but real life and needing a paying job came first. *grin* After majoring in English in college, I spent four years in the Marine Corps, then went through a bunch of managerial type jobs while devouring books. I couldn’t find the heroines I wanted, so I started writing my own. Then I filled my lunch hours with writing and soon segued into writing fulltime from home, thanks to a supportive spouse. Fast forward twelve years, no more spouse (yea!), two growing boys and living across the country from where I spent most of my years. I write full-time now, and for as long as I can continue to do so, I consider it a gift.

Fantastic 🙂

What are you working on right now? What can readers look for from you in the next year?

I’m currently working on edits for the first in a new romantic suspense series. Then I’ll be back to work on another project for Sourcebooks I can’t wait to delve into! After that, I have the last Donnigan’s book to write. And I’ve been looking forward to writing that one for a long time.

Great! Sounds awesome…

If you had to “sell” your book in a single Tweet, what would you say?

Humor, heat, and heart—A SURE THING. Ex-Marine meets Ms. 5-Year-Plan and sparks fly. Snark ensues, love wins at the end.  (I’m not all that good at Twitter, LOL)

LOL! Works for me…


About the author:

Caffeine addict, boy referee, and romance aficionado, New York Times and USA Today bestselling author Marie Harte has over 100 books published with more constantly on the way. She’s a confessed bibliophile and devotee of action movies. Whether hiking in Central Oregon, biking around town, or hanging at the local tea shop, she’s constantly plotting to give everyone a happily ever after. Visit and fall in love.


Meet the Donnigans
With the eldest Donnigan brothers adjusting to civilian life, their younger sister constantly in trouble, and their little brother clueless about life in general, falling in love is the last thing on anyone’s mind…

Can this Bossy Badass Marine…
The Marine Corps was everything Landon Donnigan ever wanted in life…until a bullet sent him home with a medical discharge. Teaching a self-defense class at the gym is old-hat for a marine, but when he meets sexy Ava Rosenthal, his combat skills are useless for protecting his heart.

Be her Mr. Right?
Ava can take care of herself and likes quiet, bookish men-not muscular warriors who think women need to be coddled. But Landon is more than he seems, and when they come together, the results are explosive.

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