These are novels I have worked on as a freelance developmental editor. I will be sure to update every time the books I’ve worked with become available, so be sure to check back!
Maybe You by Marie Landry
Self-Published -> June 20 2019
Meredith has rules. As a “professional cuddler” at Human Touch Companions, it’s a necessity. Her number one rule: Don’t get attached to clients and don’t let them get attached to her. She’s never had a problem with that until she meets Kieran. The adorable Irishman hires Meredith for emotional support when facing his estranged family, but he ends up comforting her as she tries to come to terms with her mother’s Alzheimers. It’s only when Meredith sees how much she’s leaning on Kieran that she realizes she’s blurred the lines between professional and personal, and broken her number one rule. Meredith knows the best solution is to resume a strictly professional relationship, but Kieran makes her feel something she never thought she’d feel again. Surely that’s worth breaking her own rules for?
Only You by Marie Landry
Self-Published -> November 13 2018
When Ivy reluctantly takes on a new part-time job, it’s a means to an end. Doing this favour for her pain-in-the-neck roommate means Ivy can have her apartment to herself again much sooner. The last thing she expects is Hugh —the hot Scot who just happens to be her new boss— asking her out on a date. Something about Hugh makes Ivy want to let her guard down and open up, which would be perfect if he wasn’t possibly returning to Scotland in a matter of weeks. Maybe Ivy can learn to live in the moment and have a little fun, even if it means setting herself up for heartache later.
Mistletoe Kiss by Marie Landry
Self-Published -> November 16 2017
Bridget Higgins hasn’t allowed herself to think too much about fairytales or the magic of Christmas since her dad died. Her life has been dedicated to her work, her mom, her best friend Ivy, and little else. But when her kind and gorgeous boss, who she has secretly harboured a huge crush on for the last three years, offers her a night of fun on top of an unexpected Christmas bonus from work, Bridget starts to remember what it feels like to believe in magic and fairytales once more.
Christmas in the Air by Marie Landry
Self-Published -> December 16 2015
Christmas in the Air is a 6,000-word short companion story for all the fans of Something In The Air. Picking up a few months after their story had previously left off, Rose Morgan and Declan Connelly are now living in London England. Check in to see how they’re preparing for their first Christmas together in the United Kingdom!
Something In The Air by Marie Landry
Self-Published -> November 10 2015
When Rose Morgan put off college to help her mother through a difficult time, she thought it would just be a bump in the road. But three years later, Rose is still stuck working at the job she hates and living with her manipulative mother. Then Declan Connelly appears in her life and, even though the hot Irishman is seriously tempting, Rose is determined not to let him in. She soon learns there’s more to Declan than his sexy accent and charismatic personality… and he wants Rose in his life, baggage and all. She has to make a choice: is she willing to chase her dreams, even if it means letting go of love?Rose is about to realize sometimes the best things happen when you stop expecting life to be a certain way.
Take Them By Storm by Marie Landry
Self-Published -> January 6 2015
Sadie Fitzgerald has always been different, and not just because she makes her own clothes and would rather watch Doctor Who than go to a party. When she leaves Angel Island for college, Sadie is eager to put her old life behind her. Small-minded people and rumors plagued her for years, but now she’s not afraid to admit the truth: she’s gay. For the first time in her life, Sadie feels free to be herself; the world is a bigger and more accepting place than Sadie ever imagined. She’s finally found where she belongs, but with the reappearance of someone from her past, an unexpected new friendship, and a chance at love, Sadie soon realizes she still has a lot to learn about life, friendship, and love.
This is a standalone companion novel to Waiting for the Storm and After the Storm.
After the Storm by Marie Landry
Self-Published -> April 8 2014
For most people, starting senior year at a new high school would be a nightmare, but for Ella O’Dell it is the new beginning she desperately needs. She’s ready to leave behind the rebellious, unhappy person she became when she found out her mom was dying. After meeting River Maracle and Sadie Fitzgerald, Ella realizes it’s okay to be herself, even if that means being different. But despite her budding happiness, something is off with her new life. She doesn’t want to dwell on the past, but Angel Island is a small place, and she soon realizes her demons are harder to outrun than she thought…
After the Storm is a standalone companion novel to Waiting for the Storm.
Waiting for the Storm by Marie Landry
Self-Published -> April 9 2013
Seventeen-year-old Charlotte O’Dell knows this summer is going to suck. Her mother just died, her sister hates her, and her dad has completely checked out. Fulfilling her mother’s final wish, the family heads to Angel Island for the summer to stay in a beach house her mother once loved. When she meets her mysterious neighbour Ezra, he begins giving Charlotte assignments to get over her fears and, although she accepts his tasks, all she really wants is to be with him. But Ezra has secrets… Can Charlotte pull what’s left of her family together, mend her broken heart, and allow herself to fall for Ezra? Or is it all just a storm waiting to happen?
The Most Wonderful Time of the Year by Marie Landry
Self-Published -> Nov 5 2013
Christmas is the most wonderful time of the year, right? At least that’s what Ginny Bailey’s grandmother always told her, and Ginny believed it until her grandmother died. When Ginny finds out she’s going to be alone for the holidays this year, her Christmas spirit goes out the window, along with her luck. Everything that can go wrong does, and Ginny just wants to spend the holidays hiding under the covers… until Dean Riley comes back into her life. With their shared past, old feelings resurface, and Ginny thinks Dean might just be the Christmas miracle she’s been waiting for to help her remember why Christmas really is the most wonderful time of the year.
The Game Changer by Marie Landry
Self-Published -> Nov 13 2012
Melody Cartwright never had a problem with change, but for the first time in her life the changes are beyond her control. Melody suddenly has a niece she never knew and has to prove herself to, her best friend is making huge life changes of her own, and she has to deal with an ex and his crazy new girlfriend with stalker tendencies. When Melody meets Julian, she’s not interested in a romantic relationship. During this time of turmoil, it doesn’t take long for Julian to become everything Melody never knew she needed in her life. But is it possible for them to remain ‘just friends’ or will Melody be a game changer for Julian the playboy?
Blue Sky Days by Marie Landry
Self-Published -> January 17th 2012
Emma Ward feels lost. She spent most of her life trying to please her mother —study hard, get good grades, avoid the whole teenage rebellion thing— and now she feels she has no identity beyond that. Working two jobs to save money for college hasn’t helped Emma make decisions about her future, so she decides to move in with her free-spirited, slightly eccentric Aunt Daisy. Emma then meets Nicholas Shaw, who is unlike anyone she’s ever met before. Between Daisy and Nicholas, Emma finally feels like she belongs somewhere. But Nicholas gets diagnosed with cancer and life changes once again in ways Emma never thought possible.