Tuesday, February 14, 2012

Today, I’m pleased to announce that Mary Martinez, the author of the Beckett Series, including Disappear, is a guest on my blog. She is a fascinating and productive artist.

Terri: Welcome, Mary. How long have you been writing and what got you started?

Mary: Hi Terri, thank you for inviting me to be on your blog. As for how long have I been writing. That depends on if you want to count the stretches in between. I tried writing short stories when I was young, but it was during the beatnik era, I’m sure most of the readers have no clue what that is. Anyway, I was influenced by it and they were just off the wall. Then I tried when my kids were small—you know before home computers. That didn’t work. So I swore I’d write when they left home. They wouldn’t leave home, so I finally started when they were at least old enough to let me write. I’ve been writing faithfully since about 2000.

Terri: You have said you live in a small town. Have you lived in a big city? If so, how do they compare?

Mary: Nope I’ve only lived in small towns. I’ve visited big cities. I love New York, and if I had a LOT of money, I’d love to live there. If we moved there on our income we’d be in the slums of NYC. I love the small town values and the small town celebrations, those I’d miss. I love the fact I can go to the post office and know people by name. Or run into everyone I know at the grocery store.

Terri: If you had to live somewhere else, where would it be and why?

Mary: Oh that’s easy. Either San Diego, CA if it had to be in the US or Italy in Tuscany.

Terri: Where do you get such original ideas for your books?

Mary: I don’t know that my ideas are original. They say there’s only about 5 or 6 different stories. It’s all in the twist and turns of how you tell it.

Terri: You have a new series out next month. Can we get an excerpt or blurb and where can we purchase it?

Mary: The Becketts are coming to town! The Beckett Series is about a family who grew up in Brooklyn.
The Beckett’s have a strong sense of family and honor.
When one of their own is threatened, their bond is as strong as a badge of steel.


Coming Soon
eBook March 2012
Print May 2012

After two years undercover as an FBI agent to infiltrate a crime organization and discover the identity of a hit man, Tyler Beckett’s cover is blown. Tyler’s new assignment is to protect the only witness who can identify the mysterious killer. If only he didn’t find her so attractive. Each day it becomes harder to keep his objective, especially since he knows the interest is mutual.
Keira Cavanaugh is the only witness to a hit ordered by a crime boss. The safe house is compromised and the same hit man shoots Tyler. Fearing Tyler is dead, Keira plans revenge on the crime organization. She must fake her own suicide in order to survive.
When Tyler discovers what Keira plans, he realizes he must stop her before he loses her for good.

Innocent Coming Soon eBook July 2012 Print September 2012

All Jessica wants is a home and a family. So how did she suddenly find herself falsely accused of a felony and then kidnapped by a hit man?
Jessica Beckett loves her job teaching high school algebra. That is until Coach Brinley makes her life miserable because she actually has the audacity to fail his three staring football jocks. Maybe if they’d done their homework they would have passed. She refuses to be intimidated. He on the other hand refuses to admit defeat and manipulates the boys into accusing her of sex in exchange for passing grades.
Gabriel Despain loves his job as FBI agent. But falling for his partner’s sister has complicated a great partnership. It would be a lot easier to ignore his feelings if Jessica hadn't found herself in trouble. Now he must keep her safe. And if he can't remain objective, they both might get killed.

Quiet Coming Soon eBook November 2012 Print January 2013

Christine Beckett’s dream of partnership in a prestigious New York City law firm has finally come to fruition. She has financial security, a loving family, and owns her home, why does she need a man?
Detective Solomon has worked with Tyler Beckett on several cases, he almost feels he is part of the Beckett clan. He considers them his good friends, except for Christine who seems to look down her professional nose at him.
Christine receives a threatening note and her townhouse echoes with mysterious cries in the night. That is when the handsome and irritating detective insists he temporarily move in to protect her. To add insult, it is with her family’s blessing.

All will be available on Amazon, Barnes and Noble and several other places. Check out the Trailer for the series, it’s best viewed on full screen. http://www.marymartinez.com/beckettseries.html

In honor of The Beckett Series, I’ll be having a Kindle Giveaway. Details are on my website. http://www.marymartinez.com/news.html#events

Terri: Thank you so much for this interview. It’s great that we can get to know more about you.

Mary: Thank you for giving me an opportunity to blab about myself. I have a few more places you can find me, I hope you don’t mind me sharing more.

Mary’s web site: http://www.marymartinez.com/
Facebook http://www.facebook.com/pages/Mary-Martinez/169373246496620
Twitter @marylmartinez
Goodreads http://www.goodreads.com/author/show/1646623.Mary_Martinez
Blog http://marysbooksblogger.blogspot.com/

Oh, I almost forgot! If you join my announce only newsletter you’ll receive a free download of Charmed and Beguiled http://www.marymartinez.com/contact.html

Thank you again, Terri!

Terri: I hope everybody enjoyed Mary’s visit to my blog. I know I did. Please check out her wonderful books.


  1. Hi,
    Thank you so much for Having ME!!!

  2. Great titles, Mary. I think they'll do very well.

  3. Thank you, L.L. I am very confident with this series.

  4. It's always fun to learn new things about other authors. Great blog. Your new series sound awesome. Best of luck to you.

  5. I'm excited to start reading your Beckett series. I just need two seconds alone with my Kindle. Great blog, lady. (It only took me three tries to unscramble the words! Without glasses, I'm blind).

  6. I'm blind even with glasses. LOL. Thanks everyone for dropping by!

  7. Congrats Mary! Good luck with the series. The covers are lovely. And thank you to Terri for sharing great authors.