Very excited to be featuring one of my good writing friends, Marni Marn, today. She recently released Seductive Secrecy, the second title in a new erotica series. Check out some info about Marni, and then follow the cut for an excerpt from the new book and where to get them. Enjoy, and have a great productive month if you’re participating in NaNo this year! 🙂 — Jamie

SunsetBio: A New Englander at heart, Marni Mann is now a Floridian inspired by the sandy beaches and hot pink sunsets of Sarasota. She taps mainstream appeal and shakes worldwide taboos, taking her readers on a dark and breathtaking journey. When she’s not nose deep in her laptop, she’s scouring for chocolate, traveling, reading, or walking her four-legged children.
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I always knew there was a chance that I would one day run into one of my masks on the street. I expected it, actually, and I’ve often searched the faces of the people who passed-the ones who skim my shoulders at bars, the ones in the back of the room at parties. I know I only saw a small portion of their faces, heard their limited tones and accents, in spite of having had full access to their bodies. But my craft has made me observant; I stare, I assess, I memorize so I can capture every unique detail and recreate them once I have a brush in my hand. That’s why I knew that all it would take was a single distinguishing detail–a hint of cologne, a tattoo. A voice.

Well, it happened.

But not in a way that I could have accepted and moved on from.

I realize more and more that the mansion will always cast its shadow over me. It will continue to haunt me and affect me every day, appearing in my thoughts and my actions at the most inopportune and unexpected moments. There isn’t much I can do about it now. But it’s not fair for the shadow to fall across the people I care about and infect them with its pain. They didn’t ask for this; they shouldn’t be forced to deal with it just because I have to. That’s why I need to go. I would rather carry the pain than expect them to.

Maybe I’ll never be free of that house of horrors. It was my choice to enter; it was my choice to destroy it as well, and I accept whatever comes to me as a result.

But I refuse to let anyone else be dragged under because of my decisions.

Buy The Books

Seductive Shadows
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Seductive Secrecy
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