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Mary Martinez
Mary's Garden where imagination Blooms

Romantic Suspense, Womens Fiction, Classic Romance, Middle Grade/Young Adult
Mary lives in Magna, a little town west of Salt Lake City, Utah. Together with her husband, she has six grown children, and six wonderful grandsons and five beautiful granddaughters. She loves to spend time with family and friends--she includes good books as friends!

Mary and her husband love to travel, especially to the Caribbean for relaxing, and Italy for the wine. And most recently she discovered she was Irish and Scottish, of course they had to visit Ireland and Scotland. Mary fell in love with both, but the green hills of Ireland felt like home.  With the experience from the exotic places she has visited, she is able to fill her books with colorful descriptions of cities, painting a colorful backdrop for her characters.

They are avid concert ‘Ho’s’! Yes, they pretty much want to do them all. They love outdoor amphitheaters the best and attend as many during the warmer months as possible.

Mary writes mostly romantic suspense, romance, women's fiction, and she has just begun to dabble in young adult mystery. She is a member of Romance Writers of America (RWA) During her writing career she has been a conference coordinator, workshop presenter, and chapter president for the Utah Chapter of RWA. In 2007 she was presented with the Utah RWA service award in acknowledgment and appreciation for outstanding service. Mary has also participated in numerous library panels on writing and co-presented a workshop on writing a series at the League of Utah Writers conference.

Mary and her husband are also enthusiastic college football fans. They have season tickets to the UTES, University of Utah Football and they tailgate every game. They love tailgating so much, that they were married at a tailgating in 1999.
                                              Watching Jenny

Known as Blade with wild pink hair, tattoos and piercings, Jenny McGregor works to keep her life private. But her self-constructed barriers are breached after she receives flowers and threatening notes signed by ‘Runner’.

Desperate to stop the threat before she goes on tour, Jenny hires hunky Detective Dan Janson for protection. Unable to catch the stalker before the tour bus leaves, Dan is forced to stifle his attraction to Jenny. They’re carried along on a dangerous game of cat and mouse from San Diego to Memphis the city of Elvis and the blues. Each day the two draw closer together. When ‘Runner’ lures Jenny away from the tour, Dan’s forced to acknowledge he’s fallen in love with the feisty singer.

Hot on Jenny’s trail, Dan soon learns ‘Runner’ is not one of the usual suspects.

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Watching Jenny Reviews:

Reading Alley Review, Guilty Pleasures reviewer.
5 Stars: Great blend of romance and suspense
I would definitely recommend this book to anyone who loves books which involve a lot of fun, romance and mystery.

Emily at gave Watching Jenny 4.5 stars and said: Another captivating tale by Mary Martinez, she successfully puts you on tour with the group Blade and brings to life a cat and mouse suspense story.  Watching  Jenny has it all with a who done it, romance, laugh out loud moments, and a handful  of entertaining supporting characters.  I found this to be a delightful read for a rainy day.

Reading Alley:
5 Stars: Best book I have read!
I am an avid reader and I can honestly say this book is beyond amazing. I was hooked from the first page and hated for it to end. It is deep and so intense.​

Reading Alley: 5 Stars: I had received a free copy of this book from Reading Alley to read and review. The plot and the pacing of the story was absolutely fantastic. The characters and their development throughout the story was absolutely amazing. This author's writing style was absolutely amazing. My overall impression of this book was that it's absolutely amazing. I would highly recommend this book.

5 Tea Cups!
Great book. I couldn’t put it down and was disappointed when I finished it because I wanted more. I love that! Reviewed by Lynn Marie -- Good Reads

5 Stars
Katie works for a man dubbed as Mr. Romance.  Katie falls in love with him.  There is hope for a relationship, but his ex-girlfriends are being murdered.  He does not want Katie to be in harm's way.  They work together with the police to trap the murderer.

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