Contemporary Romance author

Marina's Novels

Great stories to dip into, like a warm bubble bath. Enjoy. Relax. But not too much because you’re in for the ride of your life!    -- Susan Wingate, author of The Bobby's Diner series.


Just when you think you’re on the “straight and narrow,” Martindale swerves you around an unexpected twist in the road that will not let you stop turning the pages.  -- Dan Baldwin, Author of Trapp Canyon, the Caldera series, and the Ashley Hayes mysteries.

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Gillian Matthews is becoming famous in the art world, but in spite her success, one thing has eluded her; true love. That all changes when a man from her past suddenly reappears. Her long-lost true love. Will Gillian finally have a second chance for happiness? 

Sample Chapter from The Reunion by Marina Martindale (pdf)

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A series of misfortunes has left photographer Carrie Daniels penniless. When her former mentor steps forward with an offer to model for a private commission, Carrie has no choice but to accept. But when the new man in her life isn't who he appears to be, and the photos fall into the wrong hands, an old friend from her past will try to save her from ruin.

Sample Chapter from The Deception by Marina Martindale (pdf)

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Newlyweds Cassie and Jeremy Palmer seem to be living perfect lives until a car crash leaves Cassie fighting for her life. Jeremy's own frightening journey begins when he meets Denise, one of Cassie's nurses. He may no longer remember her, but she has neither forgiven, nor forgotten, how he jilted her, years before. Denise seeks revenge, and as Cassie struggles to recover, an unexpected visitor tells her things aren't as they appear.

Sample Chapter from The Journey by Marina Martindale (pdf)

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Emily St. Claire's life turns upside down when she discovers that her husband, Jesse, has been unfaithful to her. Determined to rebuild her life, she leaves Jesse to pursue her life-long dream of becoming a concert pianist. As Jesse fights to win her back, Emily's world will shatter once again when an unforeseen tragedy forces Jesse into an unholy alliance with potentially deadly consequences.

A Sample Chapter from The Betrayal by Marina Martindale (pdf)

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Rachel Bennett attended her ten-year high school reunion on a whim, but fate intervened once she saw Shane MacLeod. Her perfect evening, however, will end when another man from her past suddenly reappears. Craig Walker had been her mentor until he became jealous of her talent and success. Now he intends to have her, or destroy her at all costs. 

A Sample Chapter from The Stalker by Marina Martindale (pdf)

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Stephanie Ellis and Danny Woodruff had a happy relationship until Stephanie accidentally discovered a love letter from a woman from Danny’s past. Believing she was a lonely ex, Stephanie ignored her letter, until even more compelling evidence surfaced. Convinced that Danny had been cheating on her, she leaves him and later meets Josh, who introduces her an exciting new world, but Josh isn’t who he appears to be.

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After leaving the soap opera that made her famous, Lauren McAllen is offered a role in a major motion picture. But before the camera starts rolling, her dreams of success on the big screen shatter when the studio head is accused of wrongdoing. Unwittingly, Lauren is swept up in a major scandal that rocks Hollywood. Convinced that her career is over, Lauren creates a new life for herself in Colorado under a different name and believes she’s left her past behind, until old friend from Hollywood unexpectedly appears at her door.