About Author

Cara Marsi

Cara Marsi
BIOGRAPHY

An award-winning and eclectic author, Cara Marsi is published in romantic suspense, paranormal romance, and contemporary romance. She loves a good love story, and believes that everyone deserves a second chance at love. Sexy, sweet, thrilling, or magical, Cara’s stories are first and foremost about the love. Treat yourself today, with a taste of romance.

When not traveling or dreaming of traveling, Cara and her husband live on the East Coast of the United States in a house ruled by two spoiled cats who compete for attention.

Cara Marsi Books

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The One Who Got Away
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The One Who Got Awayby Cara MarsiPublish: Mar 27, 2014Contemporary Romance Romance
Third Time's the Charm
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Third Time's the Charmby Cara MarsiPublish: Jul 12, 2013Contemporary Romance Romance Women's Fiction Humor
A New Beginning for Melissa
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A New Beginning for Melissaby Cara MarsiPublish: Jul 12, 2013Contemporary Romance Romance Women's Fiction
A Taste of Romance
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A Taste of Romanceby Cara MarsiPublish: Jan 15, 2014Contemporary Romance Romance Women's Fiction
Plumbing for Love
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Plumbing for Loveby Cara MarsiPublish: Jul 12, 2013Contemporary Romance Romance Women's Fiction Humor
A Cat's Tale
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A Cat's Taleby Cara MarsiPublish: Jul 12, 2013Contemporary Romance Romance Fantasy
The Ring
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The Ringby Cara MarsiPublish: May 19, 2016Contemporary Romance Romance Women's Fiction
Snow Globe Magic
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Snow Globe Magicby Cara MarsiPublish: May 11, 2016Contemporary Romance Romance Women's Fiction Fantasy
Love Potion
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Love Potionby Cara MarsiPublish: Oct 27, 2016Contemporary Romance Romance Women's Fiction Fantasy
The Gambling on Love Trilogy
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The Gambling on Love Trilogyby Cara MarsiPublish: Oct 29, 2017Contemporary Romance Romance
Love On a Dare Duet
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Love On a Dare Duetby Cara MarsiPublish: Apr 05, 2019Contemporary Romance Romance Women's Fiction
Her Forever Husband
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Her Forever Husbandby Cara MarsiPublish: Apr 27, 2014
Accidental Love
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Accidental Loveby Cara MarsiPublish: Jun 30, 2012Contemporary Romance
The Marriage Coin (Boxed Set)
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The Marriage Coin (Boxed Set)by Gwendolyn SchulerPublish: Jun 05, 2014Contemporary Romance Historical Romance Paranormal Romance Romance Women's Fiction Fantasy more»
A Cat's Tale & Other Love Stories
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A Cat's Tale & Other Love Storiesby Cara MarsiPublish: Dec 01, 2011Contemporary Romance Fantasy
Sweet Temptations Boxed Set
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Sweet Temptations Boxed Setby Cara MarsiPublish: Feb 06, 2014Contemporary Romance
A Cinderella Christmas
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A Cinderella Christmasby Cara MarsiPublish: Dec 19, 2013Contemporary Romance Fantasy
The Redemption Series Boxed Set
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The Redemption Series Boxed Setby Cara MarsiPublish: Dec 27, 2014Contemporary Romance
Wedding Dreams Boxed Set
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Wedding Dreams Boxed Setby Cara MarsiPublish: Oct 25, 2013Contemporary Romance
Sizzling Summer (Boxed Set)
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Sizzling Summer (Boxed Set)by Lynn ReynoldsPublish: Apr 27, 2014Contemporary Romance Romantic Suspense Women's Fiction
Loving Or Nothing
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Loving Or Nothingby Cara MarsiPublish: Dec 21, 2013Contemporary Romance Romance
A Catered Romance
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A Catered Romanceby Cara MarsiPublish: Dec 17, 2013Contemporary Romance Romance
Storm of Desire
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Storm of Desireby Cara MarsiPublish: Dec 18, 2013Contemporary Romance
My Fantasy Pirate
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My Fantasy Pirateby Cara MarsiPublish: Jul 12, 2013Contemporary Romance
A Groom for Christmas (Love On a Dare Book 1)
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A Groom for Christmas (Love On a Dare Book 1)by Cara MarsiPublish: Oct 13, 2013Contemporary Romance
Her Frog Prince Holiday: Snow Globe Magic Book 2
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Her Frog Prince Holiday: Snow Globe Magic Book 2by Cara MarsiPublish: Apr 25, 2016Contemporary Romance Fantasy
Her Red Riding Hood Valentine: Snow Globe Magic Book 3
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Her Red Riding Hood Valentine: Snow Globe Magic Book 3by Cara MarsiPublish: Feb 21, 2016Contemporary Romance Fantasy
Capri Nights
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Capri Nightsby Cara MarsiPublish: Apr 16, 2016Contemporary Romance
Josh's Salvation: Redemption Book 4
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Josh's Salvation: Redemption Book 4by Cara MarsiPublish: Oct 10, 2018Romantic Suspense
Luke's Temptation: Redemption Book 3
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Luke's Temptation: Redemption Book 3by Cara MarsiPublish: Sep 30, 2014Romantic Suspense
Murder, Mi Amore
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Murder, Mi Amoreby Cara MarsiPublish: Dec 18, 2013Romantic Suspense
Franco's Fortune: Redemption Book 2
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Franco's Fortune: Redemption Book 2by Cara MarsiPublish: Feb 28, 2013Romantic Suspense
Her Snow White Christmas: Snow Globe Magic Book 1
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Her Snow White Christmas: Snow Globe Magic Book 1by Cara MarsiPublish: Dec 18, 2014Contemporary Romance Fantasy
Cursed Mates
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Cursed Matesby Cara MarsiPublish: Apr 08, 2014Paranormal Romance
Brandywine Brides: A Blackwood Legacy Anthology
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Brandywine Brides: A Blackwood Legacy Anthologyby Terri BrisbinPublish: Apr 25, 2017Contemporary Romance Historical Romance Romance
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Ghosts of Deveraux Manorby Cara MarsiPublish: Nov 27, 2019Romantic Suspense Paranormal Romance
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Wedded On a Dare (Love On a Dare Book 2)by Cara MarsiPublish: Apr 01, 2019Series: Love On a DareContemporary Romance
Logan's Redemption: Redemption Book 1
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Logan's Redemption: Redemption Book 1by Cara MarsiPublish: Jan 12, 2014Series: RedemptionRomantic Suspense
A Groom for Christmas
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A Groom for Christmasby Cara MarsiPublish: Oct 13, 2013Series: Love On a DareContemporary Romance
Love By Chance (Gambling On Love Book 2)
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Love By Chance (Gambling On Love Book 2)by Cara MarsiPublish: Oct 15, 2017Contemporary Romance
Wedded In Vegas (Gambling On Love Book 1)
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Wedded In Vegas (Gambling On Love Book 1)by Cara MarsiPublish: Oct 15, 2017Series: Gambling On LoveContemporary Romance
A Very Vegas Christmas (Gambling On Love Book 3)
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A Very Vegas Christmas (Gambling On Love Book 3)by Cara MarsiPublish: Oct 15, 2017Contemporary Romance

Cara Marsi interview On 21, Jun 2018

"Author Cara Marsi grew up watching old rom-coms from the 1930s and the 1940s in late night TV and is a sucker for a good love story. She worked in the corporate world before becoming an author and says that she gives her characters interesting careers and doesn’t make them cubicle dwellers like herself in real life.
Swearing by the advice to never give up, Cara is very fond of traveling and Australia and Italy are two of her most favorite destinations. Marsi is also a huge TV junkie and can never finish naming her favorite shows since the list is so long.
Winner of the EPPIE for best short romance in 2016 and the New Jersey Romance Writers Golden Leaf Award in 2014, and nominated for various awards from across the world, Marsi is currently writing the sequel to A Groom for Christmas, called Wedded on a Dare and has plans for another novella in the Brandywine Brides series."
What is the best advice that you have ever received?

Never give up. Writers who stop writing never publish. There are times it's hard to keep going, but giving up isn't an option.

You worked in the corporate world before becoming an author. Did that job influence you as a writer? Or did it inspire any of your stories?

Working in the corporate world influenced a few of my short stories. It inspired my very second published book, Logan's Redemption, which is set in an international company in Philadelphia. Mostly, though, because writing is so much more enjoyable than working in a corporation, when I feel depressed and the words don't come, I think I could be sitting in that cubicle all day. Then I feel better. I give my characters careers I think sound interesting. Most aren't cubicle dwellers like me.

Do you prefer writing short stories more or novels? What are the challenges you face when writing a short story?

I loved writing short stories for the confession magazines. Too bad the magazines are no more. I prefer writing short stories to writing novels. I can finish a short story quickly, and I can focus on the few main characters and not worry about subplots. Most of my novels are around 50,000 words. I have a hard time writing long. A challenge in writing a short story is I have to have an economy of words. Each word has to count.

Do you have a personal story of when you gave someone a second chance at love?

I love second chance stories, but it's never happened to me. And I'm glad, considering some of the guys I thought I was in love with.

What drew you towards the genre of romance? And are you interested in writing in any other genre?

I'm a sucker for a good love story. I grew up watching old rom-coms from the 1930's and 1940's on late-night TV. All my stories focus on the romance, even my romantic suspense books. I love to read cozy mysteries and would like to write one. I've had an idea for a historical romance clattering around my head for years. Someday I will write it.

What was something you learned from collaborating with other authors in Spring Fling?

It's fun to work with other authors and to share promo thoughts.

Which was your favorite story in Spring Fling and why?

I'll have to say mine, Love Potion. I don't want to hurt any feelings by choosing one author over the others. All the stories are great. Readers will enjoy them. There's a variety, some for every reading taste.

The Gambling On Love series features some very strong headed, independent female characters, like Analisa for instance. Are these characters inspired by any women in your own life?

My mother and my paternal grandmother were strong women. I try to be independent and strong myself. It doesn't always work for one reason or another. I think strong men appreciate strong women. I know my husband does.

How did you come up with the characters of Doriana and Logan in your novel Logan's Redemption and what were the challenges you faced while writing them?

I was influenced by an old Fred MacMurray/Claudette Colbert movie from the 1940's. She was a career woman, very independent, which was unusual for that time. He came to work for her as her secretary. Of course, he had something else going on too, something he hid from her. Thus Doriana, a business leader, and Logan, her temporary assistant with a big secret. I had such fun writing this story. Unlike most of my stories, I had too much plot. I couldn't stop writing, maybe because I'd had it in my head for such a long time. I had to stop myself when the book was over 100,000 words. To make the story faster paced, I cut 20,000 words. I got the name Doriana from my long-time manicurist.

You won the EPPIE for best short romance in 2016 and the New Jersey Romance Writers Golden Leaf Award in 2014. You have also been nominated for many esteemed awards from around the world. How have these awards and nominations changed you as an author?

They've validated my writing and all my hard work. From the beginning, the EPPIE, the NJRW Golden Leaf, and the RWA RITA were contests I longed to final in. To have won two is more than I dreamed. I'm still waiting for that RITA final. I'm excited with each nomination and I love sharing my excitement with my readers.

We know that you’re very fond of traveling. Which is your favorite holiday destination? Have you ever traveled to a place and wished that you lived there?

I've been to Italy twice. I would love to be there over the Christmas holiday. One of the most exciting trips was to Australia in 2001 to attend a multi-national family reunion. We have many relatives in Australia we didn't know about until they found us. We arrived in Australia a few days after Christmas and were in Sydney for New Year's Eve. My husband, son, father, and a cousin celebrated NYE watching fireworks over Sydney Harbor with a few million of our closest friends. That is an experience I will never forget. I'd sure love to go back to Australia. What a great country! I would like to live in Australia or Italy, or, closer to home, I love the American Southwest. With a son in Las Vegas, my husband and I have traveled extensively through the Southwest.

Have any of the places that you have traveled inspired any of your novels?

Yes, most definitely. I've written several books and novellas set in Italy. I wrote my paranormal romance, Cursed Mates, after a trip to Maine and set it there. Lately, I've been writing books set in Las Vegas as I know that place well. Many of my stories are set in places nearby, the Delaware beaches, the Jersey Shore, Philadelphia, Upstate New York, Manhattan. I'm planning a book set in Normandy, France, after our trip there a few years ago.

What are your favorite TV shows to watch?

I'm a TV junkie. I don't know if there's enough room here for all my shows. I love Timeless and hope it's not cancelled. Lucifer is a favorite that's sadly been cancelled. I also like Madam Secretary, Elementary, Criminal Minds, Big Bang Theory, Young Sheldon, Superstore, Speechless, Good Girls, Designated Survivor, which has sadly been cancelled, Bull, Lethal Weapon. I know I've forgotten some. My DVR gets a workout.

What book ideas are you currently working on?

I'm writing the sequel to A Groom for Christmas, called Wedded on a Dare. I have plans for another novella in the Brandywine Brides series, and the aforementioned novella set in Normandy.

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