About

I write romance (paranormal, fantasy, sci-fi) for adults & young adults. I'm a Kiwi, a New Zealander, and I'm addicted to chocolate--the darker the better. A romance writer who likes chocolate.... Yep. I am a total cliche *g*.  Some of my favorite authors are: Rachel Caine, Melissa Marr, Amelia Atwater-Rhodes, Lilith Saintcrow, Nalini Singh, Angela Knight, Meljean Brook, Sarina Bowen--too many to list! 

My first novel for young adults, FREAKS OF GREENFIELD HIGH, features a teenage cyborg who's evolving, and experiencing human emotions for the first time. FREAKS has won an award or two, and was "discovered" here on Wattpad and optioned for TV by Cream Drama, Inc. FREAKS is currently available for you to read here on Wattpad, along with 2 more of my published books: THE CRYSTAL WARRIOR (paranormal romance), and SEER'S HOPE (epic fantasy with romantic elements). Hope you enjoy them! 

***Download your FREE electronic copy of FREAKS OF GREENFIELD HIGH, SEER'S HOPE and THE CRYSTAL WARRIOR from a bunch of places - check my website for download links.

All of my indie-published books are available at  Smashwords, Apple iBooks Stores worldwide, Amazon worldwide, Barnes & Noble, Kobo, Google Play, and All Romance eBooks.  To find out when my next book is being published, please head over to my website and subscribe to my newsletter.

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  • Location:
    New Zealand
  • Joined:
    4 years ago

Reading Lists


13 Published Works

Featured work.

Freaks of Greenfield High

Social data: 2.2M reads. 11.2K votes. 2.2K comments.

Description: When a teenage cyborg is forced to hide out at a small-town high school, the unthinkable happens: she falls in love. *Optioned for TV by Cream Drama, Inc. *Winner: Maryland Romance Writers Reveal Your Inner Vixen contest, YA category *Winner: Gulf...

Completed

Other Works by MareeAnderson.
Freaks Under Fire - Excerpt Only

Freaks Under Fire - Excerpt Only

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For a cyborg like Jay, life was never going to be simple! Jay’s still reeling from an encounter with a...

Lightning Rider - Excerpt Only

Lightning Rider - Excerpt Only

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Andie dies in a lightning strike and is miraculously healed and brought back to life. But now she’s shar...

#371 in Romance
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Liminal - Excerpt Only

Liminal - Excerpt Only

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Book One of the Liminals series Now you see me, now you don’t! My name’s Wren, and I’m a liminal who c...

The Crystal Warrior

The Crystal Warrior

34K 1K 64

THE CRYSTAL WARRIOR, Book One of The Crystal Warrior series A career-focused dancer who's sworn off men...

Mature Completed


MareeAnderson
Oh, don't worry about chapter lengths. They don't have to be any particular length or anything unless you're writing a serial that you want to publish in parts (in which case it might be best to try and make each part a similar word count). But for a full-length novel, it's perfectly fine to vary the lengths of chapters. The most important thing is to end it on some kind of a hook that keeps readers interested :) I used to be a little hung up on chapter lengths, but nowadays mine are all over the place O.O


MareeAnderson
*blinks* I'm not sure exactly what you're asking here but I'll try to answer. The prologue is 303 words, and the first chapter is 755 words. (I bundled them together on Wattpad because the prologue is so short.) If you're wanting to know the word lengths of ALL the chapters in this book, obviously they will all be different lengths: I end chapters where it's logical for the story I'm writing, not because I'm trying to hit a specific word count for each chapter.  And the total length of this book is a little over 79,000 words. (Note that the full story was taken down a few weeks ago, so there's now only an excerpt available.) Hope that answers your question?


MareeAnderson
Thanks! But I can only do it because I'm lucky enough to have a very supportive, understanding husband who works full time (and who also designs all my indie book covers and does the electronic formatting, so I don't have the additional outlay of paying cover designers and formatters). It's only fairly recently I've earned enough to help out with bills and the mortgage. (Yes, my long-suffering husband is up for sainthood, LOL)


MareeAnderson
Right, now I got ya :D

Nope, I've never put the full of Freaks in the City on Wattpad... because then no one would bother buying it. I have three full books here already (it was 4 until a week ago, actually). But I  can't put all my books up here because I kinda have to sell books to earn royalties so I can pay my bills.  Sucks but that's life :(


MareeAnderson
Hey, thanks! Glad you enjoyed it. But this is an excerpt of Book 2, not Book 1. The full book of Freaks of Greenfield High is still up on Wattpad - I've never taken it done since it was still posted :) So you can still read it here (or download a free copy of the eBook copy from one of the places it's free like Smashwords, B&N, Kobo, Amazon (most stores but not all), Google Play, All Romance eBooks *g*)
Finally! The print proof of Freaks in the City arrived yesterday (original got lost in transit). And it's soooo pretty!!!