The Timeless Love Series

(Written as Marianne Mancusi) 

Exclusive Romance series

(Written as Mari Madison) 

Humorous Novellas 


When Maddy graduated from Columbia University, she was ready to change the world. She'd get a job at Newsline, meet a nice guy, and live happily ever after with a real designer handbag on her arm. Two years later, she's stuck producing puff pieces for News 9 San Diego--where "if it bleeds, it leads." She's still single, her family's falling apart, and so is her knock-off Kate Spade. 

Then Jamie Hayes walks through her newsroom door. The former filmmaker is now her cameraman and everything Maddy has ever dreamed of. Creative, smart, and sweet--with eyes that could make a girl melt. The perfect guy...but perfectly unavailable. And the more Maddy tries to stay away--the further she starts to fall. 

Now a secret scoop from her favorite knock-off purse guy has Maddy chasing a lead that could make her career. Or destroy it forever. How far is she willing to go to broadcast the truth? And will this breaking news lead to more broken dreams...or an exclusive on Jamie's heart? Stay tuned... 

It's the story of a lifetime. 

Karma kitty

goes to comic con

paranormal romance/comedy novella

Comic book creator Hailey Hills has no idea what she's in for when she arrives at New York City's Comic Con for the first time. But when a pair of magical boots manages to turn her into a real life Karma Kitty--the superhero of her own design--she suddenly finds herself battling ninjas, pirates, and the guy who got away. 

This novella was originally published in paperback as part of the "These Boots Were Made for Stomping" anthology.
Available exclusively on Kindle.

zombiewood confidential

Paranormal romance/comedy Novella

Cosmetology school drop-out Scarlet Patterson needs a job—any job. So when her best friend and award winning monster makeup artist Derek Keyes scores her a gig on Romeo George’s new zombie flick “Isle of the

Living Dead” she’s on the next boat to the remote desert island set, makeup brushes in hand.  

​The good news? The movie stars her longtime childhood crush—action star Mason Marks (of “Sparkly Vampires from Hell” fame). The bad? It also stars his current made-for-tabloids girlfriend—the trashy Cissy Max—who seems determined to make Scarlet’s life a living hell. 

But that’s not the worst thing. Not by far. Because all those zombie extras stuck on the desert island alongside her? Turns out they don’t need any makeup to look the part. And they’re always hungry. Really, really hungry.  As the horror movie set is transformed into a nightmarish reality show—where everyone wants to be kicked off the island—it becomes up to Scarlett and Mason to star as real life action heroes and figure out a way to save the world. And maybe even the paparazzi. 

Filled with action, humor, romance and, of course, plenty of braaaains.  Originally published as part of the "My Zombie Valentine Anthology." Available exclusively on Kindle and FREE with Kindle Unlimited subscription.