Writing, Editing, & Publishing Contemporary Romance


If there’s one thing you don’t do, it’s sleep with your best friend’s ex, but three years ago Alex Stafford went there.

And not just once.


For two months.

It is the worst mistake she’s ever made, but she is determined to make up for it. Alex is going to be the best damn entrepreneur, granddaughter, and maid of honor she can be. The only problem is, she’s been working so hard she’s about to crack–and then she runs into him.

Rich Durand has spent the last three years avoiding Alex. She hurt him more than any woman before her–and there have been plenty. A chance encounter with the feisty blonde finds Rich yearning for what might have been and planning for what could be, if only Alex can stop focusing on their past a give them a fighting chance.

This second chance romance features everyone’s favorite character from Ethan & Juliet as she navigates falling love with the character everyone loves to hate. Sparkle & Shine is the second book in the steamy Try Again series, but can be read as a standalone.

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Ethan & Juliet
When Juliet Hawthorne met Dr. Ethan Harvey during her final semester of nursing school, she thought he was hot, but too arrogant to be worth the trouble. Plus she had Rich, the only man Juliet thought she’d ever want. But when Juliet’s world shattered, Ethan was the only one there for her.

Ethan hasn’t let himself think about Juliet for four years. But when she shows up at his hospital with an emergency patient, Ethan realizes that Juliet is still the woman of his dreams, even if she’s about to become a certified nurse midwife. Ethan’s never had much time for midwives, but he’s willing to set his discomfort aside, because she’s exactly what’s been missing from his life.

When Ethan sets out to woo her, Juliet is forced to choose between the career that has given her life purpose and the man she never thought she’d fall in love with.

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The Other Lane
Marla Holt’s debut novel. A modern fairy tale set in Topeka, Kansas where the heroine slays her own demons.

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When Abe Met Lane
A novella prequel to The Other Lane, can be read as a standalone piece or as a companion to The Other Lane to add depth and understand to Abe’s character.

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Coming Soon:

Read & Write: Book 3 of the Try Again Series

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