Author: Marianne Stephens

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Guilty Survivor - Memoirs of Tamerla Kendall

Guilty Survivor
  • Number: B004LX0CJQ
  • Release: January 26, 2011
  • Author: Marianne Stephens
  • Genre: Mainstream
  • Tags: Non-fiction
  • Publisher: Closed - Secret Cravings Publishing
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Bosnian Croat, Tamerla Kendall, lived through the carnage and chaos in Sarajevo during the Bosnian War (1992-1995). Hers is a story of courage, fear, ingenuity, and survival. Difficult choices she made then still disturb her peace of mind and life today.

She made a few trips out of Sarajevo, only to return to keep the family restaurant business operating. One trip was made to remove her daughter from the dangers of fighting, but this created a heartbreaking rift in their relationship. For her second trip, Tamerla masqueraded as a United Nations Protection Forces soldier. A uniform and travel assistance came from a Ukrainian general.

Her hopes for a return to normalcy at war’s end diminished as corruption and religious zealots took control. When her life was threatened at gunpoint, she left her country and moved to the United States with her husband and son. Tamerla is now a US citizen.


Anything You Can Do

Anything You Can Do
  • 5 Stars
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  • Release: Out Now
  • Author: Marianne Stephens
  • Genre: Romance
  • Tags: * Contemporary, Romantic Elements
  • Publisher: Closed - Breathless Press
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50,000 words

When her daycare facility needs financial aid in order to offer the employees at Ryan Industries the best care for their children, Allison Minetti approaches the CEO, Jeffrey Ryan. After he fails to answer her requests for a partnership, Allison dares him to spend one week at the center. Jeff accepts the challenge and ups the ante by demanding her company for the weekend if he wins.

Allison makes sure he experiences daycare routines including Diaper Day, Kitchen Day, field trips, and swimming lessons, all which threaten Jeff’s orderly realm of sanity. Decreased numbers of kids at the center make his days easier and cause her to become suspicious of attendance disappearances.

Instant mutual attraction leads to a week of seductive teasing and brief steamy encounters. Both welcome the weekend and a chance to satisfy their lustful passion. Hurtful lessons of betrayal from past loves haunt each of them so trust is vital in their relationship. Will someone else’s interference in their challenge lead to mistaken conclusions and pull them apart?


Gone to the Dogs

Gone to the Dogs
  • 4 Stars
  • Number: B003AT1070
  • Release: Out Now
  • Author: Marianne Stephens
  • Genre: Romance
  • Tags: * Contemporary, Romantic Elements
  • Publisher: Closed: Ellora's Cave Publishing Inc
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As a suddenly jobless and newly jilted fiancée, Katie moves from NYC to Kansas. Her new job is to help the financially struggling Yipsey Dipsey Company market and sell a new drink, Whoopsie, before the company goes bankrupt. However, there are others who would rather see the company sold. Then someone tries to kill her.

She plans to ignore handsome fireman Mike Marino, who's out to win her heart. She wants no ties to Kansas as she isn't going to stay there. But Katie finds it impossible to escape the lust-filled mutual attraction pulling them together for passionate kisses and frenzied lovemaking trysts while the situation at Yipsey Dipsey becomes increasingly complicated.