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Mary Smith, where do you want to travel?

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I have traveled all over the world, but most of the time it's for business or it was because I was a kid and it was my parents' vacation and I had to tag along.
Now that I'm adult I want to go on my own!
Here are the FIVE places I want to go ...


1) Paris, France


Many of my friends and family have been and I'm dying to go and eat all the carbs!
2) Antartica


It's my dream to go there! I will make it someday! ... someday ...
3) Montana


Okay, I know this place isn't that far from me, but I've never been able to make it up there. It's stunningly beautiful and cold. Two of my favorite things!
4) Montreal


This is actually the place I want to retire too. I've wanted to go since I was a kid... but I'm hoping to make it this year!! *fingers crossed*
5) Alaska


Ah! Alaska! I've tried so many times to go there and every time I had, something happens

Behind the Scenes of Mary Smith

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Every wonder what an author's life is really like? It's a hot mess. I'm sure many of you have seen the perfectly clean desk and spacious offices.


Let me tell you ... not all of us are that organized.
This is my true behind the scenes.
I'm currently working on six different books, two of which are being co-authored (those surprises will be announced later) therefore, my desk is a mess.


But, it's my mess!
First my desk ...

This is the main part of my desk ... are you can see ... it's a mess! haha!

This is the left side of my desk. As you can see my computer is always streaming Hulu or Netflix. I have to have some type of movie and/or show going as I write/blog/work. You can also see my journals. There are notes, ideas, and such for books to come and books I've already written.

This is the top (or hutch) of my desk. You don't want to open those doors. HAHA! Behind there are all my business contracts, receipts I need to get to my accountant (which I've…

Let me tell you a story...

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If you step into the world of social media, there's always so much hate on there anymore. Hate against religious groups. Hate against the government. Hate against other bloggers. Hate against other authors. And it always makes me sad.
So here's a more uplifting story ... about me! I know it sounds conceded, but bear with me for just a moment.
I want to tell you a story about doing something good for someone else. See, I'm always that person in line at Starbucks who pays for the person behind me. I'm that person who carries change around to give to the homeless and such in the area. I'm that person.
Now, I'm not telling you this to boost my ego... Absolutely not!


I'm telling you this to pass it on and why I do it.
It was about two or so years ago and I was at my local Target. I remember it was the holiday season and you know how rough that time of year is.

I was in line and stressed to the max after fighting a crowd of people and been standing in line for way too …

What do you want from Mary Smith?

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A lot of you have come to this site because you've read my books and/or heard about me from another author.
For those of you that have read my books, here is my question:
What do you want me to write next?
Here are your options:
1) Book 10 of the New Hampshire Bears series 2) a book about an arranged marriage. Oh, and they're wolves! 3) a book about vampires 4) just a simple, sweet romance novel
BTW, I actually have all of these in the works right, but I just don't know in the order to publish them.
For those of you that have come to me and not read my books, then tell me what you like to read.
Here are your options:
1) hot, hockey men 2) sexy wolves 3) deliciously, lickable vampires 4) or the nice guy next door


What Makes Mary Smith Happy?

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Many of you are new to my writings and such. So, I thought today I would tell you 10 things that make me super-duper happy. Not just happy ... super-duper!!
#1: Books

There's nothing better than getting lost in a good book!
#2: My CHICAGO BLACKHAWKS!

Come on now... are you shocked by this one?
#3: Chicago Cubs

I was a Cubs fan before it was cool! HAHA!
#4: Cooking


I fail at a lot of things I try, but the key is ... I try!
#5: My family:

Many of you might not know this, but my mother is currently battling Stage IV Head and Neck Cancer. She's my rock and best friend. She has always made me happy!
#6: Netflix


I live for my account. I have seen so many new shows and movies and I love them all!
#7: Starbucks


I'm certain I spend the majority of my income there. #truestory
#8: Kindle

FRIDAY FREEBIES!

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IT'S FRIDAY!
Friday is the best day of the week. Not just because of the end of the work week.  But it's FREE BOOK DAY!!
That's right readers, there are free books to fill your lovely Kindles!
First, I'm going to pimp some books I worked on!

Would like some hot baseball players? Click HERE

Or a hot, deliciously sweet hockey player? Click HERE

Or a younger, just as hot, hockey player? Click HERE
Now, it's time to pimp some of my friends ... 

This book is just as good as the cover!  Click HERE

This book is amazing!  Click HERE
Now, for fun, I'm going to add in some KU authors to mix it up a bit. Please remember if you don't have KU then you'll have to purchase the books ... 
Lila Felix
Rachel Higginson
J. L. Weil
Me! (Mary Smith)
Aven Ellis
Okay ... that should cover you for the weekend! 
Enjoy!

A Player and a Tattoo Artist (NH Bear Book 8)

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Alden Brockman is better known as the manwhore of the New Hampshire Bears. He’s the top player on and off the ice and never, ever had an issue getting a female into bed. A simple smirk, a wink, or a smooth phrase in his French-Canadian accent and they fall right into his arms. No matter what technique he used, no one ever told him no.

Until now…

Baylor Royer has worked hard to open her own tattoo shop and provide a good life for her ten-year-old son, Kace. Then after a one night stand with her client Alden Brockman her world changed. Now he wants to date her. But there’s one problem – Baylor knows it’s only because she told him no. She’s never had a steady man in her life because she doesn’t want Kace to get attached to a man who’s just going to leave at the blink of an eye. Plus, she’s even more scared she’ll fall in love with the wrong man. 

Could the biggest player actually fall for a single mom? 

Grab your copy here