The "What's New" Archive

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Marilee has been busy with final edits on Shadow Moon, the fourth book in the Unbidden Magic series.

She's taking a break this Saturday, though, to attend an author's fair in Lincoln City, Oregon. If you're in the area, stop by and say hello!

Bob's Beach Books
1747 NW Hwy 101, Lincoln City, OR
12 - 3 p.m., August 27, 2011

Bookin' It Reviews will feature a guest interview with Marilee, July 12 - 17.

Click here to go to the Bookin' It site.

Look for details on how you can win a free copy of Marilee's e-book, Castle Ladyslipper.

It's official! Book 4 in the Unbidden Magic series is named Shadow Moon.

Click here to read an interview with Allie Emerson and get a sneak peek at what's coming up in books 4 and 5.

Book 4 in the Unbidden Magic series is due out in August. Check back here for updates... and the name of the book!

Marilee's guest post is up at the Bookin' It blog. If you visit and leave a comment, you could win a copy of her medieval paranormal romance, Castle Ladyslipper.

Visit the Bookin' It blog

Ever wonder how writers keep track of multiple characters and plots? Marilee will share some of her strategies at the Bookin' It blog on April 12th. If you visit and leave a comment, you could win a copy of her medieval paranormal romance, Castle Ladyslipper. Check back for a link when the blog is up.

The next issue of Marilee's newsletter, The Obsessive Page Turner will be out soon. If you're not subscribed you'll miss a chance to win a free, autographed copy of one of Marilee's books. Click here to subscribe.

Marilee will also be a guest blogger on March 24th at romance writer Jana Richards' blog site. Go to

Plan ahead for a Valentine's Day Blog Party at Long and Short Reviews. Read Marilee's post about "the first kiss" by visiting the blog on Feb. 12 or 13 -- leave a comment and you could win a Nook, a Kindle, or $150 to spend at or Barnes & Noble.

Castle Ladyslipper, is now available to download from

Marilee's first book, Castle Ladyslipper, has been updated and is now available as an e-book directly from the publisher at Act quickly to receive a 15% discount from Awe-Struck Publishing.

Hooray! Marilee has finished writing book 4 in the Unbidden Magic series! Watch for info on a title and publication date to be announced...

Marilee's first book, Castle Ladyslipper will be re-published as an e-book soon.

Check back for details and check out the chemistry between handsome Garrick of Hawkwood and headstrong Emma d'Arcy in this 11th century tale of romance with touches of magic and plenty of humor.

Marilee talks about history, time travel, and a turkey-stealing Labrador Retriever in an interview with Coffee Time Romance.
Click here to read it all.

You can also read Marilee's version of The First Thanksgiving, posted at

The Rock and Roll Queen of Bedlam earned a perfect 10 on the book review site Novelspot (
Click here to read the review

Want to let others know what YOU think about the book?
Click here to share your comments!

Moon Rise is a finalist for an EPIC Award sponsored by the Electronically Published Internet Connection (EPIC) organization. Winners will be announced in March 2011.

Want to know more about Marilee's inspiration in the Unbidden Magic series? Check out the author interview with Marilee posted at

Paranormal author Lynda Hilburn is giving away a Kindle for Halloween. Visit her blog at paranormalityuniverse.blogspot for info on how you can win!

Take a trip through Marilee's brain! Read her guest blog at Long and Short Reviews.

Congratulations to Trudy Timkovicht of Indianapolis, Indiana! Trudy won a signed copy of The Rock and Roll Queen of Bedlam.

If you'd like a chance to win your own signed copy of one of Marilee's books, sign up for her newsletter, The Obsessive Page Turner, and watch for the next drawing to be announced.

Check out Marilee's interview featured today on Aurora Reviews: She talks about her writing space, and offers some advice for both readers and writers.

There's also a great review for Moon Spun there, too. Click here to read it

Readers with an iPhone or iPad can download Moonstone for 99¢ from the iBookstore today through August 23.

Marilee is blogging today at Riding With the Top Down. You can read about the magic she discovered between the cover of Moon Spun and one of her granddaughters...

Marilee just learned that The Rock and Roll Queen of Bedlam won the Booksellers Best Award for romantic suspense!

Moon Spun is now available!

Moon Spun, the third book in the Unbidden Magic series, is now available online and from your favorite book store.

Today Marilee is the featured guest blogger at YA Highway. Readers who leave a comment by Aug. 3 have a chance to win a signed copy of any of Marilee's books.

Check out Marilee's guest blog post at Peace Love & Reviews by Pat. She talks about upside-down relationships -- like the one Allie and Faye have.

Blog readers who leave a comment by 07/21/10 have a chance to win a signed copy of any of Marilee's books.

Don't know who Allie and Faye are? Get yourself a copy of Moonstone and begin the adventure!

Marilee has been working on a new urban fantasy series featuring Gabe Delgado, a teenage father of a mysterious baby with special powers.

Click here to read an excerpt from
The Blue Rose

Bell Bridge Books has released a video promo for Moon Spun.

See what happens next in Allie's unpredictable world!

Click here to watch the clip

Three announcements today!

Congratulations to Angela Ackerman of Calgary, Alberta, Canada... who's gonna be baaaaad in Marilee's next book! Angela won the GotYA blog contest, and she let her own blog readers choose whether she'd be good or bad.

Readers eager for Moon Spun, the third book in the Unbidden Magic series, will have to wait a little bit longer. The publication date has been postponed to some time in July. We will let you know as soon as we know the exact date.

And another honor for Marilee... The Rock and Roll Queen of Bedlam is a finalist in the Booksellers Best contest sponsored by the Greater Detroit Romance Writers Association. Winners will be announced in July.

Would you like to see your name immortalized in print? Marilee has just begun writing book four in the Unbidden Magic series. All you have to do is leave a comment for her at the Got YA! blog. If she picks your entry, your name will appear in Marilee's next book and she'll send you a signed copy when it comes out in 2011.

Don't know what to say? You can choose:
(A) I want my character to be good;
(B) I want my character to be baaad;
(C) Surprise me!

Go to

More praise for The Rock & Roll Queen of Bedlam... Marilee got word that her book is a finalist in the Write Touch Readers' Award Contest sponsored by the Wisconsin Romance Writers of America.

Congratulations to Beverly Gordon of Cape Girardeau, Missouri, who won a signed copy of The Rock & Roll Queen of Bedlam by commenting on Marilee's interview on Ann Lory's blog.

Marilee is featured in the Author Spotlight on Ann Lory's blog this week. Check out the interview at One lucky reader who leaves a comment will win a signed copy of The Rock & Roll Queen of Bedlam.

The Rock & Roll Queen of Bedlam is a finalist in the Gayle Wilson Award of Excellence contest!

Today through March 14, you can get a free Kindle download of Moonstone, the first book in the Unbidden Magic series.

Follow this link to get your free Kindle download of Moonstone from and begin the adventure again!

Kindle users are in for a magical treat! From March 1 - 14, Moonstone will be available to download free from Check back here for a link to the free download.

Moon Spun is done! Marilee completed writing the book last week. It will be available for purchase in June, 2010.
Click here to read an excerpt.

The third book in the Unbidden Magic series now has a name... Moon Spun.

Marilee has posted an excerpt from the third book in the Unbidden Magic Series.
Click here to read it!

The Rock & Roll Queen of Bedlam is now available in stores and online!

From the back cover...

A teacher for dysfunctional teenagers by day and a karaoke singer by night in a small Washington town, recently divorced Allegra Thome knows where to find trouble. After accidentally disrupting a drug bust, she meets Sloan, a tough, sexy DEA officer. This charismatic agent clears her of all charges, but Allegra’s rich boyfriend, Michael LeClaire, must step aside. Propelled by an attraction neither can ignore, Allegra and Sloan explore every facet of each other in the most ingenious ways.

Soon their lighthearted, passionate encounters take a backseat when Sara Stepaneck, one of Allegra’s talented students, is reported missing. Following the trail of cryptic messages and bizarre codes in Sara’s final school compositions, Allegra believes the girl’s disappearance indicates psychological manipulation and foul play. The disturbed teen’s complicated background of apathy and neglect makes finding the culprit a difficult endeavor. Allegra must face suspicious characters and false leads, putting her own life in danger. Time is running out in the frantic search for Sara—and the answers Allegra seeks may be more shocking than she could ever imagine.

More about The Rock and Roll Queen of Bedlam

Moon Rise is now available in stores and online!
It's getting great reviews... here are two to check out:
Scroll down to Grade A Books to find the Moon Rise review
Scroll down and click on July reviews, then scroll down to find Moon Rise

For those of you who can't wait for the book, I've posted an excerpt from Moon Rise. Read it now

Moon Rise, the sequel to Moonstone will be out some time in July. We'll let you know as soon as it's available!

To read the first chapter of work-in-progress Moon Rise, follow Marilee on Twitter:

While waiting for Allie's next book (Moon Rise) to show up on store shelves, Marilee has been busy writing for book blogs.
Check out this exclusive
interview with Moonstone's Allie Emerson
on the GreenBeanTeenQueen blog.

And read GreenBeanTeenQueen's
review of Moonstone.

Read Marilee's answers to a
Random Q&A on The Book Muncher Blog (scroll down to the Oct. 15 entry).

And read what kind of trouble and success Marilee gets from her daydreaming adventures at the Literary Escapism book blog.

Great news! Marilee just signed a five-book contract with Bell Bridge Books. Look for the next book in the Unbidden Magic series in April, 2009 and every nine months thereafter.

Marilee Brothers, author and former teacher at Davis High School in Yakima, Washington, visited the Davis Library to talk about her newest novel, Moonstone. Ms. Brothers entertained students during three one-hour presentations and wowed members of the Davis English department, as well as fledgling student authors, with her off-beat sense of humor as she talked about how to get published.

Davis High School librarian Lynne Greene said the students were fascinated as Ms. Brothers introduced Allie Emerson,the fifteen-year-old main character of Moonstone, who struggles to keepher act together in the small town of Peacock Flats, Washington. Theywere particularly taken with Allie's dippy guardian angel and laughedout loud at the realistic dialogue.

"We purchased ten copies of Moonstone and all ten books are in constant circulation," said Ms. Greene. "My students are already bugging me about the next in the series."