Becoming Sane

Bria Marche
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 When right and wrong are no longer clear, life-changing decisions must still be made…

The year is 1985. Living in a Mexican desert hacienda south of Nogales, fifteen year old Sane is trapped in a life she didn’t choose for herself, frightened and frustrated by it all. 

Her father is Tony Masone, an American running one of the most lucrative cocaine trades south of the border. Her mother Liz, is twice as dangerous and as conniving as they come. 

As the money pours in, greed begins to rear its ugly head. Listening from within the compound walls, Sane overhears a plot to murder her father and overtake his drug empire.

This dangerous twist of fate places Sane directly in the middle of a daring game of cat and mouse. Soon she realizes she stands between her parents, and while she may have a chance to save one, she may also be forced to turn on the other.

At what cost might freedom come? Sane must make the choices of a lifetime-surrounded by unimaginable events, kidnapping and even murder–to determine her own outcome, and to take a chance on a normal life.

Testing the limits of her own courage and loyalty, she'll be torn between what’s right and what’s wrong, while learning more than she ever wanted to know of danger and hate… but also of love and happiness.


Becoming Sane Categories:- Action Adventure, Mystery/Suspense

Amateur Sleuth
Female Protagonists
Crime Fiction/Murder
Crime Fiction/Organized Crime
Crime Fiction/Vigilante Justice
Suspense Moods/Disturbing
Women Sleuths
International Crime
Action Adventure-Thrillers and Mysteries
Suspense Moods/Vengeful
Suspense Settings/Mountains
Conspiracies
YA protagonist
Female heroine
Crime
Action & Adventure
Women Sleuths
Mystery, Crime and Suspense
Teenage Sleuths

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About the author

Bria Marche is a freelance writer, relationship e-book author, and a member of numerous writer's organizations including, Fiction for All, Fiction Factor and Writers-Online. 

Other than writing in the action/adventure genre, she has a series of romantic comedy novels in the works. 

She lives in the Midwest and enjoys travel, all forms of art, especially creating her own designs when she isn't writing, and bicycling the countryside.

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Bria Marche
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Dec 19, 2014
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305
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English
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Fiction / Action & Adventure
Fiction / Coming of Age
Fiction / Crime
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Fiction / Mystery & Detective / Women Sleuths
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Victoria Alonso, or “Vic” for short, was the funniest, most confident and loyal Puerto Rican babe in Westchester County. That was her public persona, anyway, and everyone loved her.

Mia James, Vic’s best friend since kindergarten, was a beautiful blond bombshell. No problem there until the day Mia introduced Vic to Max Cole. He sat on that Harley, looking hotter than any living, breathing man had a right to, with a dimpled grin and windswept wild-child hair. Vic wasn’t in the market for a man, but there he sat anyway. He was delicious eye candy and made her legs wobble like lime Jell-O. Vic fell for him hard, but couldn’t ignore the fact that Mia had had a brief but tempestuous affair with Max.

Vic hid her insecurities well under her tough-girl façade. Her hair was frizzy, and her butt was too big—she knew that competing with the gorgeous, perfect Mia would be next to impossible. Through heartache, crazy antics, laughter, and Merlot, Vic searched for her own truth. Letting go of her insecurities would show her how to love Max, Mia, and even herself.


Insecurity and a Bottle of Merlot is the second romantic comedy novel in this contemporary romance series. Like Sisters is a laugh out loud series of best friends, hot guys and the right amount of steam to have you anxiously waiting for the next book.

Note: There are no cliffhangers in this series, but since the characters carry over, the books are best read in sequence.

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If Sasha Renaud had a calling, it was to be a domestic goddess...
 
Everyone was shocked when Sasha, the catty, self-centered, high fashion model did an abrupt life change with such ease. She wanted to simplify things, and live her destiny, or what she envisioned it to be. That meant men had to go. She couldn’t be bothered with their kind. They were untrustworthy, toxic waste, meant for a dump site, and nothing more. There was only so much love to go around, and it wouldn’t be wasted on the manflesh.
 
Josh Redmond, on the other hand, had plans all his own. He was smitten with Sasha. In his eyes, she was finer than the Mona Lisa, a goddess like no other. Josh, being a well-known Realtor in town, was eye candy for sure, but he had a reputation and it wasn’t good. He was the local man-tramp, or womanizer, to put it nicely. He was determined to prove himself worthy of Sasha’s attention. Josh was certain selling her the Victorian mansion of her dreams, and giving her a puppy as a house warming gift, would softened her in his favor.

When Sasha received that menacing call one autumn afternoon, her newly perfected life went into a catastrophic, hurricane level tail-spin. In a split-second, her Utopian dream was uprooted. With her crazy, but loyal friends, and a lot of Merlot, Sasha set out to reinvent herself, again.
 
Because of Josh’s kindness and patience, Sasha may allow love to fill her heart one more time.



Destiny and a Bottle of Merlot is the third romantic comedy novel in this contemporary romance series. Like Sisters is a laugh out loud series of best friends, hot guys and the right amount of steam to have you anxiously waiting for the next book.

Note: There are no cliffhangers in this series, but since the characters carry over, the books are best read in sequence.



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PAYBACK AND A BOTTLE OF MERLOT (Free)
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 It's not that Tina wanted to be a male basher, it was just part of her persona-she couldn't help herself.

To her, men were an unnecessary distraction, full of themselves and nothing she had a desire to indulge in, that is, until Dan Mason strolled into town and literally smashed into her at Amelia's.

Seeing someone as gorgeous as Dan sent Tina's desire meter into overdrive at an alarming rate.

A summer of exciting life changes was on the horizon for the girls of Tarrytown, and if Tina ever hoped to have a chance with Dan Mason, she would have to make changes too...beginning with herself.

 

Desire and a Bottle of Merlot is the fifth book in the Like Sisters series. Like Sisters is a laugh out loud series of best friends, hot guys and the right amount of steam to have you anxiously waiting for the next book.

Note: There are no cliffhangers in this series, but since the characters carry over, the books are best read in sequence.



Like Sisters Contemporary Romance Series:

PAYBACK AND A BOTTLE OF MERLOT (Free)
INSECURITY AND A BOTTLE OF MERLOT  
DESTINY AND A BOTTLE OF MERLOT
INTRIGUE AND A BOTTLE OF MERLOT                                DESIRE AND A BOTTLE OF MERLOT


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Mia James almost had it all…

At thirty, she was a successful photographer with the craziest but most loyal friends in the world and a wonderful life in a picturesque village. The only things missing were a husband and a brood of kids. Love happens when you least expect it, her mom always said.

An appointment to show her photography portfolio brought her front and center with Jack Barnes, a gorgeous, successful Manhattan businessman. Mia was smitten, and they married less than a year later. Unfortunately, the marital bliss she craved never showed up.

Jack, the controlling absentee husband, had a secret: someone else was occupying his mind and bed. Mia had no idea until a chance sighting revealed the real Jack with his mystery woman.

Payback was definitely in order and way overdue. With a little help from her friends and a lot of Merlot, Mia was on a mission to take Jack down.

With hilarious speed bumps, hiccups, and crazy calamities along the way, Mia’s ridiculous plot for payback turned into a chance for unexpected friendships and real love.


Payback and a Bottle of Merlot is a free book and is the first romantic comedy novel in this contemporary romance series. Like Sisters is a laugh out loud series of best friends, hot guys and the right amount of steam to have you anxiously waiting for the next book.


Note: There are no cliffhangers in this series, but since the characters carry over, the books are best read in sequence.



Like Sisters Contemporary Romance Series:

PAYBACK AND A BOTTLE OF MERLOT (Free)
INSECURITY AND A BOTTLE OF MERLOT  
DESTINY AND A BOTTLE OF MERLOT
INTRIGUE AND A BOTTLE OF MERLOT                                DESIRE AND A BOTTLE OF MERLOT


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Life sails along smoothly on beautiful St. Thomas for Abby Melrose Bellavance, or so she thinks. That is, until her husband Remy steals her trust fund and disappears for parts unknown. Now, with five million reasons to write off men for good, she returns to Charleston, broke and groveling at her mother’s feet.

Living again in the opulent mansion on South Battery, Abby is thrown another curve ball.  Her mother passes away, leaving Abby with an enormous home but no money to support it.

Turning the mansion into a boardinghouse has its advantage—immediate cash—and disadvantage—two of the hottest men in Charleston are now Abby’s tenants.

Abby wants love again, especially with hunky Erik, the handyman, and sexy Brandon, the prominent attorney, living in the mansion with her. They are so different, yet they’re similar in one way she needs to avoid—they are men, and she should keep her distance.

As the southern summer blazes on, Abby’s life becomes even more complicated. Personal secrets are revealed, and fate deals her one final blow. She wonders if she will ever be given a second chance at falling in love.

 

 

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Victoria Alonso, or “Vic” for short, was the funniest, most confident and loyal Puerto Rican babe in Westchester County. That was her public persona, anyway, and everyone loved her.

Mia James, Vic’s best friend since kindergarten, was a beautiful blond bombshell. No problem there until the day Mia introduced Vic to Max Cole. He sat on that Harley, looking hotter than any living, breathing man had a right to, with a dimpled grin and windswept wild-child hair. Vic wasn’t in the market for a man, but there he sat anyway. He was delicious eye candy and made her legs wobble like lime Jell-O. Vic fell for him hard, but couldn’t ignore the fact that Mia had had a brief but tempestuous affair with Max.

Vic hid her insecurities well under her tough-girl façade. Her hair was frizzy, and her butt was too big—she knew that competing with the gorgeous, perfect Mia would be next to impossible. Through heartache, crazy antics, laughter, and Merlot, Vic searched for her own truth. Letting go of her insecurities would show her how to love Max, Mia, and even herself.


Insecurity and a Bottle of Merlot is the second romantic comedy novel in this contemporary romance series. Like Sisters is a laugh out loud series of best friends, hot guys and the right amount of steam to have you anxiously waiting for the next book.

Note: There are no cliffhangers in this series, but since the characters carry over, the books are best read in sequence.

Like Sisters Contemporary Romance Series:

PAYBACK AND A BOTTLE OF MERLOT (Free)
INSECURITY AND A BOTTLE OF MERLOT
DESTINY AND A BOTTLE OF MERLOT
INTRIGUE AND A BOTTLE OF MERLOT
DESIRE AND A BOTTLE OF MERLOT

Like Sisters Categories: Romance Series

Contemporary Romance Novel
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Romantic Comedy Series
Women’s Fiction
Romance Fiction
Humorous Romance
Funny Romance Books
Romantic novel
Second Chances
Romantic Comedy Series

If Sasha Renaud had a calling, it was to be a domestic goddess...
 
Everyone was shocked when Sasha, the catty, self-centered, high fashion model did an abrupt life change with such ease. She wanted to simplify things, and live her destiny, or what she envisioned it to be. That meant men had to go. She couldn’t be bothered with their kind. They were untrustworthy, toxic waste, meant for a dump site, and nothing more. There was only so much love to go around, and it wouldn’t be wasted on the manflesh.
 
Josh Redmond, on the other hand, had plans all his own. He was smitten with Sasha. In his eyes, she was finer than the Mona Lisa, a goddess like no other. Josh, being a well-known Realtor in town, was eye candy for sure, but he had a reputation and it wasn’t good. He was the local man-tramp, or womanizer, to put it nicely. He was determined to prove himself worthy of Sasha’s attention. Josh was certain selling her the Victorian mansion of her dreams, and giving her a puppy as a house warming gift, would softened her in his favor.

When Sasha received that menacing call one autumn afternoon, her newly perfected life went into a catastrophic, hurricane level tail-spin. In a split-second, her Utopian dream was uprooted. With her crazy, but loyal friends, and a lot of Merlot, Sasha set out to reinvent herself, again.
 
Because of Josh’s kindness and patience, Sasha may allow love to fill her heart one more time.



Destiny and a Bottle of Merlot is the third romantic comedy novel in this contemporary romance series. Like Sisters is a laugh out loud series of best friends, hot guys and the right amount of steam to have you anxiously waiting for the next book.

Note: There are no cliffhangers in this series, but since the characters carry over, the books are best read in sequence.



Like Sisters Contemporary Romance Series:

PAYBACK AND A BOTTLE OF MERLOT (Free)
INSECURITY AND A BOTTLE OF MERLOT
DESTINY AND A BOTTLE OF MERLOT
INTRIGUE AND A BOTTLE OF MERLOT
DESIRE AND A BOTTLE OF MERLOT

Like Sisters Categories: Romance Series

Contemporary Romance Novel
Romantic Comedy Book
Contemporary Romance Series
Romance novels
Romantic novel
Romance Book Series
Romantic Comedy Series
Women’s Fiction
Romance Fiction
Humorous Romance
Funny Romance Books
Romantic novel
Second Chances
Romantic Comedy Series

 If Karen was good at anything, it was writing men off.
She was happily unattached until Mia introduced her to Mario last summer at lunch. Mario was six years younger, and far from Karen's type. Yet, this long haired, sexy, stranger left her intrigued.

Having a man again could be a good thing, now that her single girlfriends were dropping off faster than flies bombed with insect repellent.
 
Karen was eventually hired to help run Mario's business, and that's when the flirting began.
The intrigue remained, but that invisible line had never been crossed. Maybe it was time to step up her game.

A business trip with Mario turned Karen's fantasy into nail biting chaos, showing her that their age difference wouldn't be the only obstacle on her road to relationship bliss.

 Intrigue and a Bottle of Merlot is the fourth book in the Like Sisters series. Like Sisters is a laugh out loud series of best friends, hot guys and the right amount of steam to have you anxiously waiting for the next book.


Note: There are no cliffhangers in this series, but since the characters carry over, the books are best read in sequence.



Like Sisters Contemporary Romance Series:

PAYBACK AND A BOTTLE OF MERLOT (Free)
INSECURITY AND A BOTTLE OF MERLOT  
DESTINY AND A BOTTLE OF MERLOT
INTRIGUE AND A BOTTLE OF MERLOT                                DESIRE AND A BOTTLE OF MERLOT


Like Sisters Categories: Romance Series

Free Contemporary Romance Novel
Free Romantic Comedy Book
Contemporary Romance Series
Romance novels
Romantic novel
Romance Book Series
Romantic Comedy Series
Women’s Fiction
Romance Fiction
Humorous Romance
Free Romantic novel
Second Chances
Romantic Comedy Series

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