MARIE PIPER is a graduate of Michigan State University, a former actor/director, and a lover of stories.

The steamy western trilogy, FIRES OF CRICKET BEND, is available from Limitless Publishing. The five-part mystery/romance serial, MAIDENS & MONSTERS, can be found via Amazon. Marie's short stories, ranging from erotica to sci-fi fairy tales, can be found in collections from NineStar Press, House of Erotica, World Weaver Press, Insatiable Press, Riverdale Ave Books, and LoveSlave.

Marie lives in Chicago, where she goes on lots of adventures with her zany family, reads everything she can get her hands on, loves visiting all the museums Chicago has to offer, and tweets too much. Find her on Twitter/Instagram at @mariepiperbooks and say hi!


    Marie's Top 10 Non-Romance Reads

    1. JANE EYRE, by Charlotte Bronte
    2. FRANKENSTEIN, by Mary Shelley
    3. A DIRTY JOB, by Christopher Moore
    4. MATILDA, by Roald Dahl
    5. THE SHINING, by Stephen King
    6. LONESOME DOVE, by Larry McMurty
    7. DRACULA, by Bram Stoker
    8. SENSE & SENSIBILITY, by Jane Austen
    9. VALLEY OF THE DOLLS, by Jacqueline Susann
    10. WE HAVE ALWAYS LIVED IN THE CASTLE, by Shirley Jackson

    Some of Marie's Top Romance Reads (there's just no way to only pick 10!)

    • ONE GOOD EARL DESERVES A LOVER (or the entire Rules of Scoundrels series) by Sarah MacLean
    • THE TAMING OF JESSI ROSE by Beverly Jenkins
    • THREE WEEKS WITH LADY X by Eloisa James
    • A ROGUE IN TEXAS by Lorraine Heath
    • The ROCKY MOUNTAIN SEARCH & RESCUE series by Katie Ruggle
    • ALWAYS by Lyndsay Sands
    • SEDUCED by Molly O'Keefe
    • WINTER GARDEN by Adele Ashworth
    • A GENTLEMAN IN THE STREETS by Alisha Rai
    • SCANDAL TAKES THE STAGE by Eva Leigh
    • OUTLAW HEARTS by Roseanne Bittner
    • NEVER TRUST A HIGHLANDER by Maya Banks
    • THE DUCHESS WAR by Courtney Milan
    • HARLOT by Victoria Dahl
    • WILD by Margo Maguire
    • BLAZE WYNDHAM by 
    • HIGH COUNTRY BRIDE/EMMA & THE OUTLAW by Linda Lael Miller
    • LAWLESS by Nora Roberts
    • SAY YES TO THE MARQUESS by Tessa Dare