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Sweet Stripes is now available for Pre-order!

My first release of 2024 is now available for preorder at the Chikara Press Bookstore, and all major retailers. This is the second book in the Whitetide Streak series. If you like tiger-shifter alpha brothers and the beautiful curvy mates they claim, then this series is for you!

About the book

Sweet Stripes by Marie Long

An intense meeting with his sister leaves Gauge Reed skeptical of seizing the alpha position of the Whitetide Streak, as well as finding a mate who can satisfy his inner tiger’s demands.

As Gauge sets out to plan his next move, he encounters Aniyah Evans, an intriguing plus-sized beauty who accidentally stumbled into the middle of a vicious clan war.

Aniyah Evans, an aspiring pastry chef, had decided to put conventional love on the back burner after several failed relationships.

After a near-death encounter with the bloodthirsty Silverfang wolf clan, Aniyah is left face to face with the handsome stranger who rescued her.

His charm and chivalrous actions makes her reconsider risking her heart once more.

But getting close to Gauge comes with a price.

With war and bloodshed threatening the future of the Whitetide Streak, will Aniyah take her place as Gauge’s mate and fight beside him, or is Gauge destined to fight alone?

Sweet Stripes will be released on 6/22/2024, during the Spacecoast Booklover’s Convention. Attendees will have the opportunity to get the print book before anyone else! I will be in attendance, and have plenty of signed copies available.

For those attending Literary Love Savannah in July, you can get a special discount coupon for the e-book version of Sweet Stripes. The coupon code is in the LLS 2024 Registered Attendee group on Facebook. The code is valid until July 22, 2024, when LLS is over.

Anyone subscribed to my $25+ tier on Patreon will also be receiving a copy of the book shortly, so keep an eye out on your mailbox!

There are several ways to get my newest release early, and these are all exclusive to the reader conventions and my direct website.

Sweet Stripes will be available at all major retailers and public libraries starting September 3rd, 2024.

Like all my other books, Sweet Stripes will not be in KU. However, once the book is released, you will be able to read it for free via your public library. The book will also be available on Kobo Plus.

Why the long wait to get to major retailers? Because I want to reward readers who choose to get my book direct from me first. I’ve been doing it this way since the release of Scorched back in 2022. I have been attending reader conventions every year, and one way to make readers happy is to have an amazing, con-exclusive new release that they can snag before anyone else. I want to keep that momentum going and try to have at least 1-2 new releases every year for the conventions I attend.

It’s a lot of work to release a book, but the reader rewards are priceless.


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